FIRE DESTROYS THE
WINDER OIL MILL
Oe of the Best Manufacturing Enter
prises of Our City Burned to
. Ground With No
The Winder Oil Mill was completely
destroyed by lire early last Sunday
morning. The fire originated in the
seed room and had gained such head
way when discovered that it was im
possible to check the ravages of the
flames until the entire structure was
destroyed. It was only by the persis
tent and determined work of the tire
department that the ginnery and rol
ler flour mill were saved.
The fire hell sounded about 6 o’clock
Sunday morning while most of our peo
ple were still sleeping, and the great
clouds of black smoke told our people
that a most destructive fire was raging
out towards the oil mill and cotton fac
tory. The fire department responded
promptly, and fought the flames hero
ically, many of the firemen standing by
their posts in the face of the terilic
heat for hours. As soon as they ar
rived on the scene it was seen that the
mill could not be saved and all efforts
were directed towards saving the ad
jacent buildings. For awhile it looked
like the ginnery and the flour mill
would go too, but these were saved.
Several small dwellings nearby were
also in eminent danger for a time and
much of the furniture of these were
It was near two hours before the fire
was gotten under control and it con
tinued to smold and smoke throughout
On account of the high rate very lit
tle insurance was carried on the plant,
only about $3,000 being carried on the
' The loss will run easily to $lOO,OOO,
and probably more. The mill had
great quantities of seed, hulls aud meal
on hand, ready to serve this section
with these goods during the coming
year. Most of these products were so
badly injured as to unfit them for feed.
They will he sold for fertilizer purpos
It is not known how the Are originat
The mill was built in 1902, and has
been in operation ever since'. It has
paid splendid dividends each year af
ter the first year or so of its opera
tion. While the capital stock was $30,-
000.00, the company had
a large surplus, and the plant could
have been sold last summer for $lOO,-
The plant will be eventually rebuilt,
and definite announcements will be
made as soon as the directors and
stockholders decide upon their plans
for the future. In the meantime, the
company will keep constantly on hand
cotton seed meal and hulls and cotton
seed for trade. The business of the
plant will go on just as usual with the
exception, of course, of crushing the
The officers of the mill are John A.
Thompson, president; John L. Harris,
vice president; W. C. Harris, secretary;
Geo Thompson, superintendent.
■ The stockholders are John A. Thomp
son, James Thompson, R. L. Caritli
ers, John L. Harris, It. L. Manning,
Lenod Pentecost, N. J. Kelly, W. H.
Broach, K. 11. Mitchell, It. J. Pente
cost, E. V. Harris, Mrs. It. S. Harris,
T. J. Avery and Z. F. Jackson.
All of Winder and Barrow county
sympathize with those splendid citi
zens in their loss and trust that out
of the ashes will arise another and a
better enterprise that will continue
to serve the people of this section
MRS CASTLEBERRY CLAIMED BY
DEATH LAST SUNDAY MORNING.
Mrs. E. F. Castleberry, who has been
making her home with her son, Mr. A.
E. Castleberry, in this city, died last
Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs.
Castleberry was 66 years of age at the
time of her death and had been a con
sistent member of the Methodist church
at Sardis for many years.
The interment occurred at Betliabara
church Monday, Rev. Sam Higgins, of
Auburn, conducting the funeral ser
vice, a large number of friends being
present to attest to the love and es
teem in which the deceased was held.
Besides Mr. A. E. Castleberry, of this
city, Mrs. Castleberry is survived by
the following children: Mrs. Lillie
Mangum and Mrs. Eva Bird, of near
Winder; Mrs. Gaynell Guthrie, of Lo
ganville; Mrs. Pearl Duncan, of near
Flowery Branch; Mrs. Nuna Duncan,
of Alabama, and Mr. Morgan Castle
berry of near Hoschton. The sympathy
of a large circle of friends are extend
ed to the bereaved.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Herrin are now
housekeeping at the apartment of Mrs.
AND THE BARROW TIMES
SHORT SESSION OF
Judge Blanton Fortson, the new
judge of the Western Circuit, was in
Winder last Monday and held a short
session of the Superior court. He call
ed the appearance docket and took
some pleas from several confined in the
county jail. He also drew anew jury
for the June term of court drawing
also a grand jury as there was no reg
ular term of court in March in which
a grand jury served. Solicitor W. O.
Dean, of Monroe, was also present.
REV. W. H. FAUST TO
REMAIN IN WINDER
His Decision Was Announced at the
Evening Servire of the Church
List Sunday Night.
Rev. W. H. Faust, the beloved pastor
of the First Baptist church of Winder,
lias turned down several flattering calls
and will remain with his people in this
city. His decision was announced at
the service of the church last Sunday
night. Mr. Faust resigned the pastor
ate of the church about two weeks ago,
so that lie might lie free to consider
other calls that Jind been tendered him.
The church accepted his resignation
and immediately called him again for
an indefinite time. All the people of
this city regardless of church affilia
tion were urgent in their request that
he remain in Winder. He lias acceded
to the desire of the membership of the
First Baptist church and the people of
this city and will remain in Winder.
This is good news to everybody and
our people are glad that they will con
tinue to have him and }lrs. Faust as
workers in our midst and as citizens of
our city. Winder is one of the best
towns in Georgia and the pastors of
her churches are unexcelled anywhere,
and we do not want to lose any of
Barrow Preachers Urge
Sunday School Day.
At the weekly meeting of the Barrow
County Preachers resolutions were
adopted urging every pastor and su
perintendent of Bible schools to stress
the Third Sunday in April as Go-to-
Sunday school day, and see if a record
attendance for the county cannot be
reported to Rev. W. H. Faust, secretary
the following Monday.
The following reports were made:
Methodist S. S. Winder 414.
First Baptist S. S. Winder 300, col
Second Baptist, S. S. Winder 60.
Others not counted.
The paper for Monday wilt be pre
pared by liev. Stanley R. Grubb, of
the Christian church.
Clock Being Placed on
The New Court House
The clock is being placed in position
on the new court house and it will he
ready to tell the people th e time of day
in a week or so. A gentleman from
Boston, Mass., is in the city installing
it. Cash Baggett, clerk in the ordi
nary’s office, is anxious for the clock
to get to striking so that he will know
when to go to dinner.
Women’s Club Meeting
In view’ of the meeting in Winder of
tlie club women of the Ninth District
May 10th and lltli. chairmen of sever
al committees have been appointed,
each chairman to select her own assist
ants for her special department.
It is hoped that this meeting will lie
a great success in every way, and that
it will mean much for Winder.
The chairmen are as follows:
Reception: Mrs. Bush Jackson.
Entertainment: Mrs. Reba 1 onder
Arrangement: Mrs. Reba Smith.
Music: Mrs. Mac Potts.
Social: Mrs. George A. Johns.
Luncheon: Mrs. IV. O. Wootten.
Badges and Registration: Mrs. J. L.
Publicity: Mrs. J. 11. Parham.
A meeting in the interest of the 75
Million Campaign is being held at the
First Baptist church in this city today
(Thursday). A lunch will be served
at the church at 7 o’clock this even
ing. and at 8 o’clock Rev. -E. H. Jen
nings, of Athens, and Rev. E. M Camp
bell, of Gainesville, will speak. A
large crowd will, no doubt, be present
to hear these speakers.
Mrs. W. Horton, Mrs. Paul Rob
erts and Mrs. W. N. Bailey spent Tues
day in Atlanta with Mrs. E. V. Snipes.
Winder, Barrow County, Georgia, Thursday, March 31, 1921.
MEN S CLUB MET
Encouraging Reports Along All lanes
With Increased Sunday School
and Church Attendance
The Methodist Men's Club met Tues
day night at the home of I)r. and Mrs.
S. T. Ross with a good attendance. En
couraging reports were made by the
committee on music, social service, min
ute men, boys’ work, publicity, hospi
tality and church building.
The membership committee reported
large increases in both Sunday school
and church attendance and recommend
ed that the club co-operate in the coun
ty-wide drive for a record attendance
on the third Sunday in April, to be
called “Go-to-Sunday school Day.” The
dub decided to work toward that end
and to organize their forces so as to
encourage not only their own school
hut the Sunday schools df the entire
county. Plans are on foot to make
this a great day.
The program committee recommend
ed a series of public meetings for the
uplift and inspiration of the communi
ty and offered as a first number to
bring the sir-reel feature movie “From
the Manger to the Cross" to \\ iuder
as their contribution toward the Eas
ter program. The club accepted tin
offer through the courtesy of Mr. Love
This magnificent picture will be given
on April 6th. It was decided to give
complimentary tickets 'to the children
of the 6th grade and under. All others
will be charged a nominal sum to pay
the expenses of the showing. The ob
ject is to give the whole community,
and surrounding county, an opportuni
ty to see the life of Christ pictured in
such a way as to equal a hundred ser
mons. The committee on arrangements
is Messrs. Clyde Eskridge. M. C. Wiley,
J. G. Broome and Reese Couch.
Mr. Paul Brooksher presided at this
meeting and tk“ minute speaker was
Rev. L. W. Collins. The business
meeting was followed by a musical pro
gram after which refreshments were
served. The hostess was assisted by
Mesdames Oscar Summerour, Duke
Ross, Reese Couch, Chastain. A. T. Har
rison. Parks Stewart. Paul Autry, and
Miss Ada Hancock.
Chairman Publicity Department.
At Methodist Church
Next Sunday night “at early candle
light,” there will be an old-fashioned
service at the Methodist church. All
the old-timey singers are invited to
help sing the old songs in the old way.
A penalty of $5.00 will be assessed on
any one who dares to suggest any new
tune on this occasion. The pastor will
preach a sermon on “Tlie good-old
fasliioned way,” and expects to have
the amen corner filled with folks who
will respond just as they did in for
mer days. There will be a committee
to provide cars for those who are not
able to walk to the church. An ear
nest request is made that these older
people will come praying awl expect
ing a manifestation of old-time power.
At the morning service the entire
family is invited to consider “Tlie
Problems of the Twentieth Century
All Sunday services are now being
held at the high school auditorium. A
cordial invitation to visitors and to
strangers. The heartiest welcome will
be given to the man who has not been
attending church. We are welcoming
every Sunday folks who have not been
attending in years. Make anew start,
and come to church Sunday.
L. WILKIE COLLINS,
AN UNUSUAL SUNDAY SC HOOL
Tlie Sunday school of tlie Methodist
church of ttiis city had an unusual at
tendance last Sunday. Out of an en
rollment of 429. there were present 414,
which is the best per cent of attendance
that has ever come under our obser
vation. No doubt, this is the largest
attendance that has ever been in a Sun
day school in Winder.
THE APPALACHEE MINISTERS’
AND WORKERS’ CONFERENCE.
Statham Baptist Church, Wednesday
April 6. 1921.
10:00 —Devotional, W. E. Moore.
10:30 —The 75 Million dollar cam
paign. E. H. Jennings.
11 :00 —Sermon by I>r. John D.
Moil, i). r>.
12 :00 —Lunch Hour.
1 ; 30—“Is the World Growing Bet
tor?” John 11. Welih.
2 ;00 —“I)o We Preach Enough on
Bilde Doctrines?” W. L. Culberson.
2:30 —Christian Index, W. H. Faust.
3:00 —“The Success or Failure of
tlie W. M. 1T.,” Mrs. E. It. Harris.
NEWS NOTES FROM
Items of Interest To Our Many Readers
Gathered From Our Exchanges
From Adjoining Counties,
Misses Mary Johnson and Katherine
Stowe, Messrs. Harvey Kelly and Lewis
Radford attended the concert at the
Brenau Glee Club in Winder last
week. While in Winder they were
guests of Miss Evelyn Radford.
Mrs. Vallie Arnold, of Winder, was
a recent visitor to Mon Voe.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Patat, of Win
der, were recent guests of Mr. and
Mrs. G. J. Hearn.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Kelly and Mr.
and Mrs. George Hampton visited Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Radford, of Winder, on
Monday evening and attended the eon
cert given by the Georgia Glee Club.
The Walton County Singing Conven
tion, which is held annually at some
plane in the county, is going to be held
at the Monroe Baptist church this year
on tlie fifth Sunday in May. Every
year there is a large crowd of people
in attendance at the meetings find due
to the central location of this year’s
meeting it is believed that there will
be an even greater number than ever
Last year it was decided that there
would be a two days’ session of the
convention, but owing to depressed con
ditions there is to be only one day, as
As upon other meetings, many sing
ers from neighboring towns and sur
rounding counties are expected to he
present and join with the Waltouians.
The committee in charge asks that
the representatives from the following
rural churches of Monroe, bring their
song books with them, A. & M. College,
Gratis, Bethlehem, Loganville, Jersey,
Walnutgrove, Social Circle and High
Mr. .T. Cash Williams, a well-known
and leading citizen of the county, liv
ing about two miles from Daenla, end
ed his life about five o'clock ycs.erday
morning by shooting himself in the head
with a shot gun.
Mr. Williams arose early and had
kindled a fire, when he got his gun,
walked over by the window of his bed
room, placed the end of the barrel un
der his chin and pulled tlie trigger. Ilis
head was practically blown away.
As the body fell the head struck the
wall and fell on tlie hearth and was
pulled away from the tire by the dead
Editor Paul T. Harber of the Com
merce Observer has had the honor of
distinction come to him through his
election as a member of the Executive
Committee of the National Editorial
Association, recently in session in St.
Augustine, Fla. Mr. Harber is the on
ly Georgian among the list of new of
ficers, and his friends of the Georgia
Press Association extend congratula
Miss Erma Hancock was in the city
for the week-end, visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. 11. W. Hancock. She had
as her guests, I)r. and Mrs. Holcomb
and two children of Statham.
Mr, and Mrs. Erastus Smith and
baby and the Misses Smith of Winder,
were with relatives and friends in Jef
Mrs. \V. H. Williamson, Mrs. E. L.
Williamson, Mrs. J. L. Bailey and Miss
Annelle Williamson visited in Winder
Mrs. J. C. Bennett spent the week
end in Winder with Miss Miriam Ben
Mr. and Mrs. J. ('. Phillips are spend
ing several days in Winder, the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jackson.
Mr. and Mrs. George Houghton, of
Washington and Virginia, have return
ed home, after a delightful visit to Mr.
and Mrs. A. ('. Kelley of this city, and
Mr. and Mrs. 1,. 8. Radford, of Winder.
We are reliably informed that enough
interest has already been shown by
the farmers of Walton county, and the
citizens of Monroe, looking to the es
tablishment of a large potato curing
house in Monroe, and within the next
few days a petition will be circulated
among the citizens, giving them who
care to do so, an opportunity of sub
scribing stock in said enterprise. This
stock will be obtainable by those who
are willing to give timber, those who
may saw it and haul it to the city.
In stating last week that the Del.a
Perriere drug store building was being
painted by Messrs. Bronson and Mel
ton, we were in error. Mr. Bronson
was the contractor alone and he and
Mr. Melton are not associated in bus
FROM THE MANGER
TO THE CROSS
A six-reel feature moving picture of
the life of Christ from the “Manger to
the Cross,” will be given at the Strand
Theater next Wednesday, April 6th, in
this city. There will lie three shows,
at 3:30, 7:00 und 8:30 I’. M.. This
wonderful picture is being brought to
Winder by the Methodist Men’s Club
and the community is invited to see
this great production.
Children in the titti grade and under,
free. Others will lie charged tlie nom
inal sum of 10 cents to cover expenses.
Everybody in Winder should see this
Lumber ami Material Has Already
Been Placed and the Work Will
Go Forward At Once.
The lumber and material is on the
ground and work will begin at once on
the mmumoth potato curing plant that
is to be erected in Winder. Mr. G. \\\
Summerour is arranging to have one
of the best esuippod plants that can be
erected and will have it in readiness in
ample time to take care of the crop
that will be grown in this section this
year. Mr. Summerour has bedded 400
bushels of sweet potatoes and will le
aide to supply large quantities of plants
to the tannery of Barrow and surround
ing count ios.'\ Those who wish plants
from him had better put in their or
ders at once as orders will be filled as
they arc received. The Porto Rico is
the potato that must be planted in or
ler to lie able to handle in the fall.
The farmers are getting down to di
versification in earnest yow and the
building of this potato curing plant in
Wind: : - marks anew era in farming
operations in this section.
BsauilfuS Easter Servi
ce at Methodist Church
T 1 e Methodist church observed Eas
ter bst SundnT'Wlfh. three special ser
vices that drew the largest crowds of
the year, Tlie auditorium was beauti
fully decorated, and the choir rendered
nil elaborate program of Easter music.
Special exercises marked the Sunday
school hour, and an attendance of 414
was recorded which is high-water mark
for this school. At the morning service
21 new members were welcomed into
the church fellowship at the conclu
sion of tlie Easter sermon.
At night tlie young people wore in
charge of tlie program and the Easter
story was told in song, recitation and
pantomime before an immense congre
gation. Especially effective was the
rendering of “Taps and Reveille," by
the Ready Helpers Class, and “The
First Easter’,’ which was a picturizn
tion of the Reseurrection story in four
scenes by the Junior l’hilathea und
Tlie Sunday school is making great
preparations for “Go to Sunday school
day,” on the third Sunday in April, and
the attendance goal lias been set for
Loyal Guards Business
Meeting Monday, 4th.
Tlie regular monthly business
meeting of the Loyal Guards
class will meet with Messrs. Roy and
Ralph Smith on Monday evening, April
4th, at 5 o’clock.
This is a very important meeting.
Our efficient secretary will make a quar
terly report and several plans and sug
gestions will he given at this time. A
report from the Lookout Membership,
and the Sick and Flower, Publicity and
Financial committees will be made at
this meeting, so we urge each member
of the class to be present
After the business a social hour *vill
be enjoyed. Our class is growing. Sev
eral new members the past month. A
special Easter Offering was given.
A cordial welcome awaits you at these
business meetings and at the class
Chair. Publicity Committee.
PRINTING PLANT BURNED,
The printing plant of the Dawson
County Advertiser, Dawsonvllle, Ga„
was burned last week. Mrs. It. H.
Howard is the owner of the paper and
she with tier husband, Dr. Howifrd,
were in Winder last Saturday looking
over some printing material that the
News has for sale. They were highly
complimentary in thi-lr remarks as to
the rapid growth nmj thrifty appear
ance of Winder. We trust the Adver
tiser will soon be on its feet again, for
its excellent proprietor deserves to suc
Mr. Paul S. Roberts was in Atlanta
Wednesday on business-
SUFFER BIG SLUMP
DURING THE WEEK
A Total Reduction of Nearly 50 Per
Cent Has Been Made Since
A general reduction of the fertilizer
prices in tlie south of from 45 to 50 per
't since February has been made by
the inanufiietuerrs through agreements
reached between tlie large manufact
urers and tlie national board of farm
organizations, it was announced Wed
nesday by 11. E. Stockhridge, chairman
if the special committee to confer with
file manufacturers with a view to get
ting a drop in the prices.
After conferences of the special com
mittee from the national board of farm
organizations with representatives of
the manufacturers in New York, Wash-,
ington and Atlanta, the decrease of
from 45 to 50 per cent was allowed. I>r.
Sj ickbridge announced.
Christian Church News.
The school of the church meets at
10:15 A. M. All are invited. Morn
ing sermon und the Lord’s Supper at
Minister: Stanley Roberts Grubb.
At Christian Church Sunday Night.
Mr. Dendy, Field Secretary for the
Christian Endeavor Society, made a
most interesting address at the Chris
tian church last Sunday night.
Additions to Christian Church.
During tlie month of March there
have been eighteen additions to the
'liristian church of this place. Twelve"
if these were during the ten days’ meet
ing conducted by tlie minister.
PROGRAM FOR PARENT-TEACHER
ASSOCIATION FRIDAY, APRIL 1.
Reading, Miss Imogene Herrin.
Talk, Mr. Holsenbeck.
Music, Miss Wilkins.
Physical Culture, “Should It Be Self
Sustaining, Mrs. Worsham.
WITH MOTT-KING MOTOR CO.
Mr. Mr. F. F. Linn, who inis been
with the Ford Motor Service for ten
years in Detroit and Atlanta, lias ac
cepted a position as manager of tlieir
service department with the Mott-King
Motor Cos., of this city, and will move
his family to this city and become a
permanent resident of Winder. Mr.
Linn is one of the finest Ford service
men to be found in the state and all
users of Ford cars, tractors or trucks
in the Winder territory can rest as
<ured that they will have the very best
after service that can lie secured. We
welcome Mr. Linn and his family to
Winder and trust that they will be
veil pleased with our city.
NOTICE TO FARMERS AND FARM
I would like to meet every farmer
and farm woman in Maddox Academy
school district at the school house Sat
urday night, at 8 o'clock, April 2nd.
A. I). ROBERTSON, Cos. Agt.
EASTER SUNDAY IN WINDER.
Last Sunday was an ideal Easter
Sunday. The sunshine was delightful
and the sweet fragrance of the bloom
ing flowers and trees gave a delightful
sensation to the passers-by. Many of
our people enjoyed the day thorough
ly, taking strolls in the afternoon or au
tomobile rides in the country around
the city. Everybody see.ned to In* feel
ing good and the glads oneness of the
day was manifested everywhere.
The day was observed in all the
churches, special programs being ar
ranged for the morning services. All
tiie Sunday schools reported the best
attendance in tlieir history, and the
preaching services were well attended.
May Winder enjoy many more bright
glad Sundays during the coming year.
SEVERAL BANK STATEMENTS.
In this issue of Tlie News appears
a statement of the condition of The
North Georgia Trust & Banking Cos.,
The Farmers Bank, both of this city,
and tlie Bank of Statham. These
statements show these institutions are
in excellent condition, and that they
are being managed In a thoroughly
Tlie class of Loyal Guards of the
Christian church will hold their month
ly business meeting next Monday night
at the home of Itoy and Ralph Smith
on Broad street.. It is the regular
monthly meeting of the class and all
are urged to be present.