PUE POST-SEARCH LIGHT
■JME. 1. NO. 42.
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 1916
$1.00 PER YEL^R
REE--A 1916 5-PASSENGER FORD AUTOMOBILE
FARMERS MEETING GALLED
FOR NEXT SATURDAY JANUARY
15TH, AT THE COURT HOUSE
CIAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE MEETING.
rmers and Business Men to Discuss Campaign
Against the Boll Weevil. Decatur County Must
Organize for Fight Against Pest.
FDR SCHOOL SUPT.
The announcement of Mr. Ro-
ld Bower for County School
ipt. will be seen elsewhere in
is issue. Mr. Bower is one of the
st educated men in the county
id is thoroughly qualified for
le position to which he aspires.
holds a diploma from the
University of Georgia, where he
jfctended four years, and received
ft B. degree in 1904.
f He taught as Assistant to the
Principal in the Bainbridge Gra
ced and High Schools for the two
ears of 1905 and 1906, and was
lected Principal of the Bain-
ridge High School for 1907, but
esigned to take up other busi-
ess. However was again ac
tively in touch with the school
lystem from 1908 to 1912 as mem
ier of the Board of Education uf
vhich body he was Chairman,
ie made the race in 1912 against
;he present incumbent, and was
lefeated by the small majority
of fifty-five votes.
Mr. Bowers friends are predic-
A big mass meeting of the
farmers and business men of
Decatur county has been called
for next Saturday, Jan 15, at the
court house in Bainbridge. The
meeting will be called to order
promptly at 11 o’clock.
Pratical talks by farmers and
business men will be on the pro
gram. The purpose of the meet
ing is to organize the county in
a systematic campaign to ifight
the boil weevil when he gets here
No one denies the fact that the
pest is beginning to be felt in
this and adjoining counties. The
farmer who prepares for the
coming will not be hurt. The
man who serenely sits and waits
half believing there is no such
animal anyway, is usually wiped
out ir, a year or more.
It is essental that the farmers
IF YOU ARE A HUSTLER, THE POST-
SEARCH LIGHT SHOWS YOU HOW A
NEW 1916 FORD AUTO IS YOURS
You are Invited to Take Part in the Greatest Sub
scription Campaign Ever Inaugurated by a Weekly
Newspaper in This Section. See Last Page tor
Full Details. Start NOW,
THE PRIZE LIST
A Ford Five Passenger Automobile
A $400 French Piano
A $100 Business College Scholarship ,
$25 in Cash Prizes
A Cash Commission to all Non-Prize Winners
MOULTRIE PACKING PLANT
HELPING FARMERS SUBSTITUTE
HOC RAISING FOR COTTON
HERE THEY GUN FIND A MARKET FOR THEIR SURPLUS KB6S.
The Packing Plant at Moultrie is one of the Biggest
Assets Farmers in South Georgia Have in a Cam
paign a Fight the Boll Weevil,
ting that he will be elected by a join with them in a campaign
safe majority. against the pest.
The following is an article from! The time for spring planting
the pen of the gifted Ex-Con- '■ is not far off and many haveal-
gressman Ben E. Russell in the 1 ready begun to make plans for
Argus of June 1904 on the occas-1 the coming year. It is high
ion of the election of Mr. Bower) time that the farming and busi-
BOUGHT OF LOCAL PEOPLE
The Ford Auto was purchased of the Bainbridge Motor Co.,
and is on display at their ware rooms. Including freight, this car
cost $475 laid down at Bainbridge.
The $400 French Piano is manufactured by The Jesse French
Piano Co., Montgomery, Mr. J. D. Halstead, Bainbridge, Local
Agent. This piano is widely and favorably known in this section
a beauty in finish, of finest tone and splendid workmanship and
The $100 Scholarship is a life scholarship in the DRAUGHON
BUSINESS UNIVERSITY, Atlanta. It includes shorshand,
bookkeeping, and typewriting and is a thorough business education.
$1,000 IN PRIZES
The Post-Search Light inaugurates the greatest circulation
campaign ever launched by a weekly paper in Southwest Georgia
if not in the whole state. The proposition is simply phenomenal
as $1,000 in prizes (not to mention commissions) is to be given
and business men of this county j away) absolutely free, within the short space of six to eight weeks,
get together and formulate ef- p or g enera i 8CO pe and extreme elaborateness, this offer finds
fensive and defensive plans with f ew p ar alels in the annals of Georgia journalism outside of
which to meet, the coming of the metropolitan centers, and before many days roll by it will
have arrested the attention of this entife section.
SPARED NO EXPENSE
The Post-Search Light has spared no expense in getting up
this contest and the list of awards is headed by a 1916 Model Five
Passenger Touring Car, and the second and third prizes are in
proportion. Believing in fostering home business this newspaper
did not go outside of this city and vicinity in the purchase of its
prizes. The houses that handle the goods and the goods themselves
are standard in this section.
Who Has Not Wished For an Auto?
Who has not wished for an auto to take their friends or their
family, out in? With the splendid roads of Decatur and surround
If the fanners are to substi
tute other crops for cotton they
must be assured of a local money
market. The business men must
as Assistant to the Principal in j ness interests get together an< ^ j | n g. counties, an auto is a joy forever. Who has not longed to
I OWN AN AUTO ALL YOUR OWN? Well, through the gerieros-
the local school. [formulate plans for 1919. ^ M „„ mtamnvm .
MR. ROLAND BOWER. A great opportunity faces the j ^ Post-Searchlight, your wish of owing an auto CAN BE
The Board of Trustees have,South to become the richest
fortunately succeeded in secur- 1 center of the union. Dixie is just
ing the services of this talented now coming to he own. |Georgia
young man tor the third place on is on of the richest states in the
the faculty of the G. S. M. C. [south and Decatur county is
Mr. Bower is a recent graduate certainly the banner county of
of the University of Georgia and-the state as far as natural re-
comes unusually highly recom- sources go. The farmers of this
mended by the whole faculty of. county can set the pace for
that State Institution, not only I all Georgia. Decatur county is
for his Literary acquirements | not a one crop county. Cotton
and proficiency, but also tor j flourishes here, but so do other
his high moral character and crops. ,
gentlemanly deportment and ad-1 Decatur county can sit back
dress. We quote specimens of and laugh at the boll weevil,
his high endorsements that it'provided the tanners and husi-
may be seen how he is esteemed ness men organize and fight the
by those he has been in contact
with for the last four years.
Letter of Prof, Lustrat:
To the Board Of Trustees,
Georgia Southern Military Col
lege, Bainbridge, Ga.
Gentlemen: Hearing that Mr.
Roland Bower is applying tor a
teachers position in the public
schools of Bainbridge, it gives
me great pleasure to say a few
words in his behalt.
Hard and faithful student,
high-toned and polished gentle
man, true and deep scholar, Mr. ^
Bower has by his untiring work j man leaves his family
and efforts won the esteem an( * L^hout Life Insurance? So get
admiration of all the members of. gelf interested and take out
the faculty of the University and j y ENG-
has made a particularly fine rec-! a Policy m THE New ENG
ord in the school of Romance, LAND MUTUAL LIFE JNSUR-
pest by growing other crops than
cotton,. The only successful! way
to fight the boll weevil seems to
be destroy his boarding house, to
starve Iran out by substituting
hog, hominy, etc., for cotton,
the money crop.
The meeting Saturday will be
called to order promptly at 11:00.
Every thinking fanner in the
county should be on hand.
SOMEJK OF INTEREST
would not care to be like
Languages. After a thorough; ANCE COMPANY, of the best
course of two years in French,
he has fully mastered that lan
guage, and is now able to read at
(Continued on page two)
and oldest companies. PROTEC
TION IS WHAT YOU NEED.
E. S. Varner, Agent,
at Bainbridge State Bank,
GRATIFIED NOW. All that it takes to earntnis Ford Auto, or
anyone of the valuable prizes, is a little work done during your
spare time between now and Saturday, February 26, at 2 p. m.
(This contest will close Saturday. Feb. 26, at 2:00 p. in., but the
publisher reserves the right to postpone the dosing date to Satur-
eay. March 11, at 2 p. m., providing two weeks notice is given all
candidates prior to Feb. 26.)
Mnsle For The Home
Anylperson wishing a piano of REAL MERIT for their home
can have that wish fully gratified NOW. And without a cent of
of expense, either. The French Piano is known the world over
wherever good music is appreciated, aud the one The Post-Search
Light offers will be welcome in ANY home.
An Education of Worth
Many there are who finish the common or high school and
wish to equip themselves for the battle of life with a thorough
business education, but have not the means. The Business College
Scholarship offered by The Post-Search Light, gives you just the
opportunity longed for.
An Equal Show
EVERY PERSON TAKING PART HAS EQUAL SHOW OF
WINNING ANY ONE OF THESE PRIZES, and the competition
is open to ANY MAN, IWOMAN BOY, OR GIRL, white, and of
good character, residing in Decatur or surrounding counties.
Object of the Contest
This campaign is a subscription campaign, and the primary
object of this expenditure ot *1,000 and more on the part of the
Post-Search Light is to secure NEW SUBSCRIBERS and RENEW
ALS to this newspaper. Friends who subscribe, or renew, lo
assist a candidate in this contest to win a prize, PAY BUT THE
REGULAR RATE OF ONE DOLLAR THE YEAR FOR THE
PAPER, hence the prizes are FREE. At no time will it cost any
one competing one penny to take part. All information, receipt
blanks, etc., furnished absolutely FREE. The person with the
least means at their command has absolutely the same feeling of
a square deal as any person of wealth and standing in this section.
A Square Deal ~A Short Campaign.
An absolutely square deal will be given each and everyone
at all times and all that take part have an EQUAL SHOW of winn
ing, whethel* they iive in Bainbridge, or in a nearby town, or in
the country districts
The plant is a marvel and a
credit to Moultrie and South
Georgia. Hogs from every sec
tion of the state are being ship
ped there and turned into sau
sage, backbone, lard and chit-
Recently a party of Bainbridge
people visited the plant and saw
it in operation. While there two
car loads of hogs from Decatur
county arrived and were slaught
ered. The two cars were from
Fleming & Hines and Dr. J. D.
One could not fail to be im
pressed with the magnitude of
the work. Raising hogs for the
packing house beats raising cot
ton for the cotton mills. When
a steady market can be found
there is greater profit in hog
The manager of the plant
stands sponsor for the statement
that Decatur county hogs rank
high among the shipments re
ceived. He said “Our best hogs
come from the Roddenberry
plantation near Cairo, our next
best from Decatur county, the
next from Brooks county, and so
Aside trom the car load ship
ments from other sections twenty
or more wagon loads of hogs
from the immediate neighbor
hood were brought to the plans
during the short time the Bain
bridge party was at the plant,
Colquitt county farmers do not
have to wait for a car load be
fore they can market their hogt,
PLANNED AS BIG
Members of Board of Trade
will Give Banquet to
Start the New Year.
Wives and Sweethearts
will be Present.
SUITE BANK i-
KAII7FS PIE CLUB
In Co-operation with Local
Board of Trade will
Place Twenty-five Re
gistered Hogs with Boys
of the County.
A big social session of the
Board of Trade and allied organ
izations is being planned for Fri
day night Jan. 21 at the Hotel
President Carter has appointed
a committee consisting of Fields,
Blumenstein and Gray to arrange
all particulars and everything
bids fair to be a signal success.
The meeting will be in the
nature of a banquet, or dollar
dinner. Every member of the
Board of Trade, Retail Merchants
Association and Boosters club,
will be expected to attend and
bring their wives or sweethearts.
An elaborate program of enter
tainment will augment the ex
cellent menu manager Brantley
can be expected to spread for the
guests. A pleasant evening will
be in store for everyone.
Tickets for the Dollar Dinner
can be secured from any one of
the committee. The sale closes
Thursday night the 20th, so as to
enable the hotel to prepare fof a
certain number of guests. i
ThiB is planned as a get-to
gether meeting and every true
booster for Bainbridge is expect
ed to be on hand when the cur
tain goes up. Dress suits will be
considered extreme bad taste co
the part ot the men, as this w
essentially a meeting of buabuas
men working for the develop
ment of Bainbridge and Decatur
The Bainbridge State Bank has
twenty-five registered Duroc Jer
sey pigs to give to twenty-five
boys of Decatur county.
President E. J. Perry of the
bank has notified the Beard of
Trade that the bank is ready to
finance a pig club tor this county.
The plan as hit upon by Mr.
Perry and secretary Melton is to
place twenty-five gilts with
twenty-five boys. These boys
must raise the pigs according to
pig club specifications and make
reports to demonstration agent
Pittman and to the Bainbridge
Every boy will be required to
return two pigs from the first lit
ter to the bank. These in turn
will be placed with fifty more
boys. These return two pigs
by the Bainbridge State Bank
was suggested by Prof. Downing
head of the pig club work of the
state. It has been worked out in
other counties to advantage, al
ways resulting in great benefit.
Usually several different parties
put up the money to back such a
pig club, but in this instance Mr.
Perry, seeing the great good that
would result for Decatur county,
agreed to finance the whole deal.
Demonstration agent p ittman
will have active charge of placing
the pigs. Boys who want to join
the Bainbridge State Bank Pig
Club can obtain particulars by
writing President Perry of the
etc. In time this will give every
There are no strings attached to this offer. [ ^° y ‘ n COl J nty a througher-
bred sow to raise pigs from.
(continued on page two) j The plan that will be 'followed
There will be a box supper at
the Bethany sch xil house Friday
night, Jan 21st for the benefit
of th3 school. Everybody is in*
vit'd to attend.