THURSDAY. JUNE 23, IR2I
Ami THE BARROW TIMES, of W T inder, Ga., Consoli
dated March Ist, 1921.
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Winder, Ga., Jnnp 23. 1921
112 Candler Street Telephone No. 73
To Stop Peonage
judge James B. Park, of th* Ocmulgee Circuit, has
decided that there shall l>e no more peonage charges
in his circuit. Two negroes were tried in his court
in Greensboro the other week, and as they were not
aide to pny any fines the judge gave them a straight
chaingang sentence. The Greensboro Herald-Journal,
in giving an account of the affair, says:
“In passing sentence upon two black defendants
this week Judge James B. Park asked the parties if
they had the money with which to pay their fines in
the event a fine was placed.
They replied that they did not have the money and
his honor sent the defendants up without option of
paying a fine.
judge Park told the defendants that under the
peonage law parties could not pay defendants out of
trouble and then force them to work out their fines.
Therefore the judge thought it best to place straight
The practice of buying prisoner* out of the courts
has in the opinion of The Herald-Journal always been
a very sorry practice. Tin* blacks would consider that
they were working for no compensation and the white
man wuld consider that he was paying for all privi
leges'of chastisement and other penalties exacted by
The practice of white farmers paying the blacks’
fines has a tendency to breed crime. Black men
would not hesitate to commit an offense against the
law If he knew there'was some white farmer ready
to pay him out of Ids trouble and protect him in fut
Judge Park is on the right line. If a black defend
ant or his relatives and friends cannot puy him out of
the chaingang, ft Is best for society and the parties
concerned for the defendant to work out his time un
der the law.”
The Dahlonega Nugget says that It is informed by
one who knows that a movement is on foot by the
republicans of the Ninth district to buy the Gnines
ville Eagle plant and run the daily and weekly in
the interest of their party.
Editor N. C. Napier, of the Vldalia Advance, has
bought the Lyons Progress from Mr. A. K. McGill,
the former owner. This gives Editor Napier full
swing in Toombs county, aud we wish him mighty
well. These strenuous times are causing consolida
tions of newspapers all around.
The I^iGrange Graphic and the LaUrange Reporter
have gotten all “bet” up over the fact that the city
council proposed to give the Salvation army $75 per
month to take care of the charitable work in the city.
The Graphic oppsed it while the Reporter was in favor
of the move. The Graphic is right In its position, but
both papers ought to be ashamed of the spirit mani
fested in the controversy.
The editors of the Ninth District, who organized
a Press Association a short time ago, met in Gaines
ville again today (Friday), when they will put the
big pot in the little one aud have a big time. —Dah-
You ought to have been present, Bro. Townsend.
The boys spoke often of you aud want to meet rot..
Come down to Winder, sure, next First iriday In
The election of Cecil Neill, of Muscogee county, as
speaker of the house of representatives, will be very
acceptable to the people of Georgia. Governor-elect
Hardwick was very bitter ngainst President Wilson,
when the latter butted In when Mr. Hardwick was a
candidate for the senate, and now, Mr. Hardwick has
been guilty of the same thing. “Consistency is a
We see where Senator L. C. Brown, of Athens, pro
poses to introduce a bill in the senate during the com
ing session of the legislature to tax gasoline and ker
oseue oils one cent per gallon. When we get to the
legislature it is our purpose to introduce a bill taxing
a man one cent for every breath he inhales, one cent
for every swallow of water he drlnka and one cent
for every word he speaks.
Passenger and Freight Rates
If the railroads arc wise they will reduce their
passenger and freight rates. Their very existence
depends uih.ii it. The present rates are turning the
public more and more to the automobile and truck.
High rates, instead of increasing the revenues of the
roads, will have u tendency, in the long run, to de
crease them.. The people of Georgia are deeply in
trested in good roads, and these arc being built at a
rapid rate. Soon this stute will have a net-work of
fine highways, and then the automobile and the truck
will drive the knife of competition deep into the
vitals of the railroads The railroads had better be
stir themselves and, in some way reduce their ex
penses, and bring down their rates. The present
rates are throttling business, and retarding the return
of this country to normal conditions.
The price of everything must be brought down to
a level with the price of agricultural products. There
can be no abiding prosperity otherwise. All manu
factured produi ts arc yet too high. Labor and rail
road rates, that enter into the costs of these manu
factured products, must come down. We repeat, that
if the railroads are wise they will reduce their pas
senger and freight rates.
Two Sides to the Question
Our good friend, Ernest Camp, of the Wlalton Trib
une, got all “het up” the other week and wrote a very
lengthy editorial, putting the of the Ogle
thorpe Echo and the Winder News in the same crowd
with “skin-flint politicians,” and stating that the com
ments of these two papers upon an editorial that he
wrote about colleges, were “unjust, untrue and un
worthy of those who give them utterance.”
Brother Camp was boosting the colleges of the state,
and we simply suggested that it would be a good idea
to give more attention to the common schools and let
the colleges be content with what they have for
awhile. Editor Shackelford’s reply to Editor Camp's
lurid editorial in last week’s Echo was good and to
the point, and we wish that wc had space to reproduce
it, but have not.
Just a few words on the subject of education.
We are opposed to paternalism in any government.
It is destructive of aspiration, energy and individual
development. The drift of public sentiment towards
paternalism and socialism has been greatly acceler
ated by the world’s war. The people are looking to
the government to regulate and control business, to
educate and train our children, and to shape our in
dividual lives in accordance with certain ideas. Many
are in favor of government ownership of railroads
and other public utilities, and of the government's
putting its hand strongly upon private enterprises.
It is socialism aud bolshevism, pure and simple. We
are opposed to it.
So far as education is concerned, all that the state
ought to do is to help the child just enough to awaken
it to a realization of its possibilities and create a
hunger in it for greater and better things. More
than tills is an injury to the child and an imposition
upon the public.
Let Georgia provide a good education for her chil
dren through the high schools of the state, and if
there is anything in the child, the victory is practi
cally won. Georgia is trying to provide teachers for
her schools by building colleges. All the normal
schools in the world won’t supply our schools with
teachers at starvation salaries. Provide good gram
mar grade and high schools, pny teachers an at
tractive salary, and the colleges will take care of
We have looked around us, Brother Camp “in the
good county of Barrow", and we see men and women
quitting the school rooms and going into other lines
of work on account of the meagre salaries paid.
Teaching is a make-shift profession in Georgiu.
Men and women, boys and girls are injured by giv
ing them too much. Character, power, success in
life are won by effort. Do enough for the child to
awaken it and to show it what can bo done in life,
and then hands off. The grammar schools and high
schools will do this. And the colleges will not suffer.
Let the colleges pass around the l>at. It will show
them how they stand in the public estimation. It will
put them in closer touch with the needs of the people.
We are in favor of colleger, but they should be self
sustaining. The boy or girl who wants a college ed
ucation can get it. It is worthless to those who do
not want it. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst
after knowledge, for they shall be filled. Without
the hunger and thirst, it Is a waste of time and
Here's our position In a nutshell: A strong system
of public education through the high school, salaries
for the teachers in these schools that will induce
them to enter the profession as a life work, and then
the colleges aud universities will take care of them
Editor Rucker, of the Alpharetta Free Press, says
that Dawson aud Lumpkiu county liquor has reached
the shamefully low price of $1.40 per gallon. Where
uon Editor Townsend of the- Dahjoncga Nugget,
says that local customers can't get it at that price.
We think Editor Rucker should give Editor Town
send the password.
Dry as a bone. A water wagon needed. V good
price will be paid for some fellow who is an expert
in praying for rain.—Commerce News.
And it rained the next day.
THE WINDER NBWB
The American Short
horn Breeders’ Associ
13 Dexter Avenue, Chicago, Illinois,
Offers a Champion prize of $25.00 for
the best Shorthorn bull over 12 months
old, the property of the exhibitor, pro
vided he county fair offers the same
amount for a Champion female.
Breeders eyerywhere should get in
touch with their county fair aud get
them to put up the extra $25.(X) as out
lined by the above association.
Scholarship in Business
College for Sale.
We offer for sale schol
arship in Athens Busi
ness College, bookkeep
ing, shorthand, typewrit
ing, cotton grading, etc.
If you contemplate tak
ing a business course we
can furnish the scholar
ship at a reduced price.
Call at this office.
Worth Thinking About
TO POSSESS MONEY SIGNIFIES POWER. ' It
opens the way by which you can help yourself and
it is, therefore, proper that one should strive, within rea
sonable bounds, to make money and save it.
Such accumulations deposited here will give you a
working capital on which you can draw when needed.
The habit becomes a practice and the liberal interest
which we pay plus the SAFETY that this bank affords
makes it profitable to take advantage of this opportu
Our SAVINGS DEPARTMENT affords you the best
opportunity for saving and getting your savings to work
for you. Hundreds are delighted with the results that
they have obtained and July 1 they will be paid the
earnings from their accounts. It will pay you to think
about the matter and get in line with this crowd.
Winder National Bank
Now is the time to buy your coal. Cheaper
now than later. Phone your order.
Plenty of cotton seed hulls and meal at
very close prices.
MILLSAPS & ELEY
W. C. Jett
Do you buy Groceries and Fresh Meats?
If so, it will be to your interest to visit my
store and get my prices before buying else
Fancy and Family Groceries, all kinds of
table supplies and fresh Cured Meats.
ALL GOOD THINGS TO EAT
W. C. JETT
Phone 55 Phone 55
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