Cjvitan Club Took Over Work
of Distributing Baskets to
children GET GIFTS
from the committee
Empty Stocking Fund Committee
Had Distribution of Gifts for Chil
dren at Dalton Buggy Co.—
• Dalton Had Fine Day
Tlie Christmas charity work in the
sending of baskets of food to the poor,
heretofore a part of the work of the
Empty Stocking fund committee, was
taken over this year by the Dalton
Civitan club, there being more than
enough Civitans volunteering to pay
for and take in pekeon a basket of
food, including fruits, candies, etc., as
well as the more substantial articles
of food, to take care of all cases re
ported to the Empty Stocking fond
committee. It was a generous re
sponse the Civitans made to the sug
gestion sprung at the last meeting.
The Christmas , charity |worW. this
year was well conducted. On Christ
mas afternoon, about 325 children
whom Santa Claus had been too busy
to get around to, assembled at the
Crescent Theatre, saw a good picture,
heard music and an interesting talk
on Christmas by Dr. F. K. Sims, and
then went to the Dalton Buggy com
pany store just across the street and
had Santa Claus in person deliver to
them sacks of candies,. nuts, apples,
oranges, etc., -with toys and articles of
clothing for the rpore needy caseSL
When the distribution of gifts had
been completed, * it was found there
were a number of sacks left over, and
so those who appeared to have least
were given additional ones.
The Empty Stocking fund committee
wants the people of Dalton to know
that the services of all who helped in
any way, either in the giving of money
or in helping with the entertainment
and gifts are truly appreciated.
The total amount of money secured
reached $263.50, and in addition, 21
Civitans and four others supplied bask
ets, “A Little Friend” gave clothing,
Mrs. Clayton (and Mrs. Weil^ gave
a box of oranges, The Dalton Fruit &
Produce company gave a box of ap
ples, R. P. Gregory & Son gave a box
of apples, Lee Routh gave toys, Mal
colm Tarver, Jr., gave toys, G. M. Can
non, Jr., gave a big box of stockings
and other clothing, and Tobe Parker
The fund, as raised, was as follows:
Previously acknowledged $219.25
Box at City Drug Store 2.75
Box at Fincher & Nichols’ - 1-50
Box at Mitchell’s Pharmacy
Miss Flora May Frazier
Miss Daisy Hamilton —-—
Next Friday’s luncheon of the Dalton
Civitan club will be held at The Bank
of Dalton and will be served by the
women of the Presbyterian church.
The meeting is one of big import
ance, for it will bring the annual elec
tion of officers. There are also several
applications for membership to be vot
ed on. The meeting starts at 12:10,
and it is desired that the entire mem
bership be on hand promptly on time.
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REVIVAL HAS STARTED
AT HAMILTON STREET
LaFayette Miniser to Assist Rev. C.
The revival was started Monday
night at Hamilton Street Methodist
church, under thhe direction of Rev. C.
H. Williams, the church’s popular
young pastor. It will -run as long as
the interest warrants.
Rev. Mr- Williams will have Rev.
J. W. Brinsfield, of LaFayette, to as
sist him in the meeting. Rev. Mr,
Sexton, of Knoxville, Tenn., who was
to have assisted, found, it impossible
The services are attracting good
ciowds, and the public is cordially in
vited to attend.
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LITTLE GIRL NARROWLY
MISSED BEING INJURED
Little Miss Jane Moore Hamilton
Fell Into Wall
Little Jane Moore, three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ham
il'ton, narrowly escaped serious injury
Tuesday when she walked into an op
ening and fell between the walls from
the second to the first floor in the
home of Mr. W. H. Prater, on Thorn
ton avenue. She was slightly scratcn-
ed and bruised, but her injuries were
The little girl, with some other chil
dren, were in the house which is be
ing remodeled. The wall had not been
lathed up from the second floor to the
ceiling, and she. fell tne distance from
the second to the first floor. It was
necessary to remove the weather board
ing, laths and plaster to get her out.
The many friends of the family are
glad to know that the little girl will
suffer no Ml effects from the unusual
Mrs. M. M. Gordon, Florida 1.00
J- P. Godwin , 2.50
Mrs. S. J. Huff 1.00
B. D. Bazemore :•£ 2.00
Miss Catherine Ferguson 1.00
Modern Woodmen of America v 5.00
B. C. Bivings 1.00
A Friend _i 5.00
Miss Evelyn Longley 1.00
A. L. Edwards 1.00
Mrs. .John Holland 2.00
Clarence Barrett 1.00
Charles W. Pugsley of Nebraska is
the new appointee to the post of as
sistant secretary of agriculture. He
was formerly professor of animal in
dustry at the University of Nebraska,
edited a farm journal there, and has
been prominent in agricultural af
fairs in his state. He succeeds Mr.
Elmer D. Ball.
Teachers, of County
Will Meet Here and
Meeting to Be Held Saturday at
Court House—Program Announced
by Superintendent Field
-> Total _$263.50
Dalton enjoyed a fine Christmas,
Every charity case that was reported,
together with every one the different
committees could find, received atten
At 4 o’clock Christmas afternoon, a
crowd of Dalton people assembled in
front of the First National Bank
where Christmas carols were sung. The
customary Christmas services were
held in the churches and Sunday
schools, with a number of -Christmas
trees at the churches.
No serious accident was reported
to mar-the day, and there was prac-
narrett -l.w i ^ — --
Mi's. John Herndon 1.00 tically no work for the police to
EW CITY ADMINISTRATION
TO TAKE CHARGE OF CITY’S
AFFAIRS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
The organization of an association
of the county school teachers is the
object of a meeting to be held next
Saturday, Dec. 31, at the court house.
An interesting program has been ar
ranged for the meeting, and there will
be discussions on various questions,
with talks by several out-of-town peo
ple. The occasion promises to he an
interesting and enjoyable one.
Relative to the meeting, J. D. Field,
county school superintendent, makes
the following announcement:
“The Whitfield county teachers’ meet
ing will be held December 31, at the
court house. Every teacher is earnest
ly requested to he present whether they
have been teaching or expect to teach.
It is the duty and pleasure of the home
teachers to meet the new teachers and
welcome them (to our county at this
time. There will be several normal
trained teachers added to our force
this year.. We hope to make their
work with us such that they will de
sire to stay.
“Stfttft^School Supervisor # J. O. Mar
tin, Miss Lurlme-Barker, and out-of
county teachers will be with us.
“The program is as follows:
“Meeting called to order by Super
intendent J. D. Field at 9 o’clock.
‘Invocation, Rev. S. M. Hair, ox. Rev.
H. C. Emory.
“Organization of a county teachers’
“Cooperation of parent and teacher,
c. Kenemer, Mrs. jj. J. Dantzler.
‘Physical Development: J. F. Ander
son, Calisthenics; C. M. Britton, Gen
eral Athletics; Miss Fannie J. Brown.
Plays and Games. Other teachers will
be expected to join in discussions.
“Discussion of field day prograin
and round table discussions.
“Adjourn at 12:30.
“Let me insist that every teacher he
present, and.on time.”
Clerk W. M. Carroll is busy this
" e ek closing up the work of the year,
So as to have his financial report ready
the new city administration that
takes charge Wednesday night of next
week. ■ . : : 1 v f.xs
Unless something unexpected comes
U P, there will be no meeting of the
Present administration next Monday;
J nt on the following Wednesday, May-
01 M ood and his councilmen will meet
hear the annual reports, after which
Mayor-elect McAfee will take the oath
°f oflice, and Couneilmen-elect Ben Sta-
B®, from the first ward; John A.
■-hope, from the second ward; Carter
‘ ® n 8>'- from the third ward, and F.
• Percy, from the fourth ward, will
e inducted into office.
A. E. White, elected police chief, and
J. W. Ray, recorder-elect, will also be
sworn in, and the new administration
will get down to business.
Mayor McAfee will announce his
standing committees; the council wdl
decide on the number of P°^ em ® n
work, and they will be elected on re
commendation of the police chief. The
city attorney, physician, sexton, street
foreman and one member of the board
of water, light and sinking fund com
missioners will be elected. The commis
sioner whose term expires is J.
Thomas. Will D. McNally is the pres
ent street foreman; Jolm Ste ®f’ cl Jf
physician, and W. M. Sapp, ci y
TSere will lie little, if any, business
transacted otter ttan ffie enstomar,
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FIRE AT VINING’S
Fire Department Answered Alarm
J. P. Godwin was elected worship
ful master of Dalton Lodge No. 105,
Free and Accepted Masons at the meet
ing Monday night. Other officers were
elected as follows:
C. P. Hannah, senior warden; M. A.
Keister, junior warden; E. C. Coffey,
treasurer; T. D. Ridley, secretary; L.
B. Lawton, senior deacon; R. E. Hink
le, junior deacon; Wright Mitchell,
senior steward; G. E. Horan, junior
steward; W. J. King, tyler; Frank
Springer, G. L. Harlan and J. E. Whit
son, finance committee.
Modern Woodmen Officers.
Fort Hill Camp. No. 16,905, Modern
Woodmen of America, on last Wednes
day night elected the following officers:
C. P. Hannah, consul; E. E. .Hill, ad
visor; J. H. Neely, banker; M. B. Dav
is, clerks J. F. Coogler, escort; E. H.
Wofford, watchman; G. A. Dick, sen
try; W. M. Painter, physician; C. A.
Wright, trustee. At the meeting the
camp voted to donate $5 to the Empty
Stocking fund, and after the meeting,
an oyster supper was enjoyed at the
Cohutta Masons Elect.
Cohutta Lodge No. 64, Free and Ac
cepted Masons, has elected the follow
ing officers for the year:
J. L. Renfro, worshipful master; E.
W. Bagby, senior warden; Clint Wheel
er, junior warden; T. B. Cahoon, treas
urer; G. F. Dantzler, secretary; M. L.
Anderson, tyler; W. C. Feagan, senior
deacon; G. M. Tatum, junior deacon;
A. F. Raines, senior steward; M. C.
Rymer, junior steward; W. H. Isbill,
-P. O. ST of A. to Elect.
The Patriotic Order Sons of America
will have the regular elections tonight
(Wednesday), and a large attendance
St. Johns Commandery No. 19,
Knights Templar, on Christmas day
held the customary Christmas service,
the members all going to the asylum
and registering, and at noon, the
Christmas message was telegraphed to
the grand commander.
Dalton Encampment No. 37, I. O. O.
F., on Tuesday night elected the fol
lowing officers: S. F. Armstrong, chief
patriarch; M. A. Keister, high priest;
E. H. Wofford, senior warden; T. W.
Lindsey, junior warden ; J. T. Wills,
scribe; T. D. Ridley, treasurer.
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Farm Bureau Calls
Meeting to Decide
As to County Agent
Meeting Will Be Held Wednesday at
Court House—Large Attendance
is Desired—To Make Plans
A supply of Christmas fireworks be
ing displayed at Vining’s store T}n East
Morris street caught fire Saturday
afternoon; but the blaze was quickly
extinguished, with little damage.
Saturday night, a ham owned by J.
D. Puryear in,^orth Dalton caught
fire and was destroyed.
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♦ (♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦fl*
♦ OVER 6,000 BALES ♦
4 GINNED IN COUNTY ♦
4 There were 6,211 bales of cotton ♦
♦ ginned in Whitfield county, from ♦
4 the crop of 1921 prior to Decern- ♦
♦ her 13, 1921, as compared with ♦
4 5,068 bales ginned to December 4
4 13, 1920. ♦
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 2 o’clock
in the afternoon, an important meeting
will be held at the court house, the
object of the meeting being to decide
whether or not the county is to have
a farm demonstration agent in 1922.
The meeting will he held by the
Whitfield County Farm Bureau, which
organization last year took over the
work when the county board refused t"
make an appropriation for an agent.
The farm bureau members feel that
the farm agent can and does accomp
lish much for the agricultural better
ment of the county, and at the meet
ing next Wednesday, it will be seen if
means can be devised for continuing
the work, for those interested feel that
the work is especially needed at this
In addition to this important matter,
plans for the farm bureau work for
1922 will also be made.
Following is the official call for the
“A county farm bureau meeting is
called for Wednesday at 2 p. m., Jan
uary 4, at the court house, for the
purpose of considering the employment
of a county agent, and the planning of
the work of the_ farm bureau for the
“J. H. Smith, Chairman;
“H. H. Ezzard, secretary.”
E. A. Shepa of New Jersey is the
newly appointed general comptroller
of the United States Emergency Fleet
corporation. He succeeds Alonzo
War Tax Is Removed
Sunday from Drinks
That Are Very Soft
People Will Get “Exemption” on
Many Articles—Will Mean Big
Loss of Revenue to Government
Starting next Sunday, the war tax
on many articles will be removed al
together, while on others, the amount
will be materially cut. This is about
the first intimation given the tax payer,
who, by ithe way, is every American
citizen, whether he thinks so or not,
that the war is over.
Next Sunday you can buy a dope
and pay the old price for it.' The tax
is abolished, lock-stock-and-barrel when
it comes to soft drinks, and that’s the
only kind of drinks you can legally
buy. On freight and express rates,
and in other ways, the tax is removed,
and it’s only the beginning of a gener
al removal of the war tax.
An example of the vast amount of
work involved in the figuring of the
war tax on different things, together
with .the vast revenue the government
has collected is the following from the
American Railway Express company: .
The public will save approximately
$1,500,000 a month as a result of the
elimination of the war tax on express
shipments, according to George C. Tay
lor, President of the American Rail
way Express Company. An announce
ment to this effect was made today by
W. R. Speck, the local express agent.
The “Revenue Act of 1921” elimi
nates the War Tax of one cent on every
twenty cents and fractions thereof in
transportation charges on all express
shipments. This (tax during the year
of 1920 amounted to $17,502,918. The
average transportation charge for each
express shipment was approximately
$1.50 and the average War Tax for
each shipment was eignt cents. The
elimination of the tax, therefore, Mr.
Taylor states, will virtually amount to
a decrease in rates of a little over five
per cent. Mr. Taylor believes that this
should have a tendency to stimulate
business and thereby accelerate the
rapidly improving conditions through
out the entire country.
“The American Railway Express
Company handles approximately one
million shipments a day or nearly four
hundred million shipments a year,”
Mr. Taylor goes on to say. ‘The elimi
nation of the tax will relieve the
American Railway Express Company
of an immense amount of labor which
has been involved in calculating, en
tering on waybills and collection of
tax, not to mention the expense of
checking and accounting entailed.
‘The Treasury Department has re
quested express carriers to advise all
claimants who have claims pending,
for overcharges, or who file such claims
after Dec. 31st, 1921, that claims for
refund of tax should be filed separate
ly on Treasury Department Form No.
46, with the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue within four years from the
time the tax was paid, claim being bar
red by the statute of limitations of re
ceived after such time.
Will Make Additions to Gram
mar Schools and Erect
New High School
OF NAMES ARE FOUND
Mr. W. T. Kenner, of this city, sus
tained a heavy loss last Friday night,
when a house and barn, on his farm
east of here near the Murray county
line, caught fire and were destroyed.
A tractor, together with a quantity
of farm tools, hay, etc., burned with the
barn. Both the house and bam were
comparatively new buildings.
For a time it was feared that Earl
Gurdine, a young boy who works
on the farm, had lost his life in the
flames. He had slept in (the hay in
the bam,.and when he couldn’t be lo
cated, it was feared he had been trap
ped in the burning ham and had lost
his life. The boy, however, showed
up Saturday night.
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Committee Getting Lists Ready to
Submit to Registrars—Import
ant Election to Be Held on
Friday of Next Week
BURGLARS BROKE INTO
CHEESE FACTORY FRIDAY
Got Away With About One Hundred
Pounds of Cheese
Burglars broke into the plant of the
cheese factory just north of the city
last Friday night* and carried off
about one hundred pounds of cheese.
Every effort is being made to appre
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FORMER DALTON WOMAN
DIED AT CALHOUN, GA.
Death of Miss Amelia Starr Caused
On Friday of next week, the voters
of Daitcn will decide the question of
a bond issue for school improvements.
In an advertisement in this issue, the
school board (talks of the waj in which
the money will he spent, and the at
tention of the people is directed to it.
The board states that in North Dal
ton, two additional class-rooms and an
assembly hall will be built. This will
carry out the original idea for the
North Dalton school. It will relieve
the congestion there for years to come.
Little will be spent on the Fort Hill
school buildings. The city Park build
ing, used now for a high school, will
be remodeled' and converted into a
grammar school, and this -will relieve
the congestion on Fort Hill. Necessary
extensions to the Emery Street (color
ed) school will be made.
After these improvements are ac
counted for, a modem high school
building will be constructed. The hoard
expresses the hope that it will not be
necessary to issue the entire amount
of $90,000 bonds, and it is believed that
the entire issue will not be floated,
for the 6 per cent bonds will be at
tractive to the investors, and are bound
to sell above par.
Dalton people learned with sorrow
of the death of Miss Amelia Starr,
which occurred last Tuesday at Cal
houn. Miss Starr formerly lived here,
and had many friends in this city. She
was an aunt of Dr. Trammell Starr, of
Relative to her death, the Calhoun
Times of last week had the following:
“Miss Amelia Sta^p passed away
Tuesday morning at the residence of
her brother, Col. O. N. Starr, with j
whom she had made her home for
several years past. Interment took
place Wednesday afternoon in Fain
cemetery, following funeral services
conducted at the residence by Rev. T.
Miss Starr was seventy-five years of
age, and before making her home in
Calhoun, she lived at Oxford, Ga. Be
sides her brother, she is survived by a
sister-in-law, Mrs. Onie Starr, of Ox
ford, and a number of nephews and
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NEW YEAR’S SINGING
Many Duplications Found.
AT THE SHADOWLAND
Interesting Event Scheduled
Next Sunday afternoon, there will
be a new Year’s sing at the Shadow-
land theatre, and the public is cordial
ly invited to attend.
Mr. Frank Buchanan is making ar
rangements and promises an entertain
At a meeting of a number of Dalton
people interested in the approaching
election for $90,000 of school improve
ment bonds held Tuesday night in the
office of the Fite Hardware company,
lists of the registered voters were
checked, and many duplications were
found, while the names of others who
had moved away or were -dead were
checked. This work will be continued
through the week so (that (the lists can
be put in the best shape possible. After
the work is completed, the lists will
be turned over to the registers for a
revision of the lists.
No definite arrangements have yet
been made for any mass meetings of
the people for the purpose of arousing
the interest and enthusiasm necessary
to get out a big vote; but such meet
ings will be held prior to the election.
The incoming city administration has
signified the intention of having the
school board handle" the bond money if
the bonds are voted, and as soon as the
issue is authorized by the required vote
of the people, the bonds will be validat
ed and offered for sale at competitive
bids. This will make the actual con
struction work on the schools, if the
bond issue is authorized by the people’s
vote, start in the early spring.
In The Citizen next week will ap
pear the location of the polling places
with the election managers. The vot
ing will* be by wards, as is the case
in regular city elections.
CALHOUN CIVITAN CLUB IS -
GIVEN CHARTER BY DALTON
CLUB AT SNAPPY MEETING
Mr. Speck pointed out that as the
Revenue Act becomes effective Jan.
1st, 1922, the tax on all shipments for
warded “prepaid” on or before Dee.
31st, will be collected. On shipments
forwarded “collect” and arriving on or
after Jan. 1st, the tax will not he as
Twenty-two members of the Dalton
Civitan club went to Calhoun last
Thursday night and presented to the
Calhoun club the charter, the speech
of presentation being delivered by Dr.
Frank K. Sims, sky pilor of the local
As is the case on all occasions, Cal
houn had arranged everything just
exactly right, and when the Dalton Civ-
itans, headed by Paul B. Fite, presi
dent, arrived, they found the attractive
clubhouse of the Calhoun women ready.
The women served a delicious lunch
The Dalton Civitans were made to
feel thoroughly at home when Ralph
Meeks, editor of the Calhoun Times
and a charter member of the Calhoun
Civitan club, voiced the address of
welcome. In addition, Rev. Mr. Hend
erson, sky pilor for the Calhoun club;
Mr. A. L. Henson and others spoke.
For the Dalton crowd, Col. W. C.
Martin, Messrs. T. D. Ridley and W. K.
Moore were the speakers, and Dr. Sims
made a beautiful talk in presenting the
charter to the Calhoun club.
The Calhoun dub starts with an en
thusiastic membership, and gives prom-'*
ise of being one of the most wide
awake dubs in the international asso
ciation of Civitan dubs. Julius Strain
was dected the club’s first president;
T. F. Bergstrom, vhw president, and
B. W. Blackman, secretary. Commit
tees to draft the constitution and by
laws and to make arrangements for
luncheons will he appointed later by