THE.STRAND THEATFR PROGRAM
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. Sept 1 &
' 2. —Bryant Washburn, in “IT PAYS
SATURDAY, Sept. 4.—Roy Stewart, in
ONE SHOT ROSS.
EDITORS ARE COMING FRIDAY FOR CONVENTION
WINDER WILL HAVE THE PLEASURE OF
ENTERTAINING PRESS OF THE NINTH AND
EIGHTH GEORGIA DISTRICTS ON FRIDAY
Many Prominent News
paper Men From Over
State to bfe Present
And Will Make
The Ninth Georgia District Press As
sociation will meet in Winder Friday
morning, September 2nd. The exer
cises will be held at the old court
court house beginning at 11 o’clock.
President W. G. Sutlive, of the Geor
gia Press Association, will be present
and deliver an address. Those who
have heard him realize what a treat is
in store for those who will be present.
Other well known speakers will ad
dress the convention. Among these
ill be John N. Holder, of Jefferson;
Geo. D. Rucker, of Alphareta; John F.
Shannon, of Commerce; Mrs. Emmie
g. Thompson, of Commerce; A. S. Har
dy, of Gainesville; Paul T. Harber, of
Commerce: Ernest Camp, of Monroe:
ack L. Patterson, of the Atlanta Jour
After the exercises a luncheon will
be served the visitors at the New 1\ in
der Hotel. Also a delightful picture
■ogram will be given the visitors at
The Strand Theater through the cour
tesy of Manager Love. The title of
the picture is “It Pays to Advertise,”
and we hope every editor will see it.
They will enjoy it.
Then a drive over the city and some
of the good roads of Barrow county will
be extended the visitors if the time per
Most of the newspapers of this sec
tion of trie state will he represented at
this meeting, and Winder will show
her appreciation of their visit in a thor- i
The following have written the enter
tainment committee that they will be
present- Others are expected:
F. D. Singleton and daughter, Miss
MaVv Singleton, of Clarkesville.
<r>. E. Hill and Mrs. \V. G. Sharp, of
H. F. Braselton, of Braselton.
Jack Majors, Jr., of Buford.
A. S. Hardy, of Gainesville.
T. F. Shannon, Mrs. Shannon, Mrs.
Homer Thompson, L. J. Yarbrough, of
6eo. T*. Rucker, Mrs. Geo. D. Ruck
er, Roy Terry, of Alpharetta.
Robert Graves, Mrs. Robert Graves,
.Tas. P. Davidson, of Cleveland.
' Seth M. Yining. of Pemorest.
Guy C'lopton, Mrs. Clopton, of Gaines
'frc. ri. H. Howard, of Pawsonville.
,T< in N. Holder. Mrs. John N. Hol
der, \V. 11. Williamson, of Jefferson.
Ernest Camp. Mrs. Camp, of Mon
w. T. Bacon, Mrs. Bacon, of Madison.
E. A. Caldwell, Mrs. Caldwell, of
A. C. Camp, L. F. Johnson, of Wat
W. A. Shackelford, Mrs. Shackelford,
Pan Ms gill, of Athens.
Rush Burton, of Lavonia.
W. G. Sutlive, of Savannah.
.Tack L. Patterson, of Atlanta Jour
Dudley Glass, of the Atlanta Geor
Mr. James Burson Will
Gc With Klimax Over
all Cos. September Ist.
Mr. James Burson, who as been with
#ie Barrow County Cotton Mills as
auditor, will on September Ist resign
that position and will be associated
with the Klimax Overall Cos., of this
city. He will have charge of the of
fice. Mr. Burson is an expert ac
countant and bookkeeper, and will he
a most valuable addition to the office
force of this prosperous Winder enter
Miss Flossie Henson has returned
home from Tignall, Ga„ where she ve
iled friends. She also stopped in El
berton for a short while with Rev. and
Mrs. J. H. Mashburn.
Sk Winter Nous,
AND THE BARROW TIMES
Winder News Will
Issue Special Fair-
The Winder News will issue
during the latter part of Septem
ber, possibly the 22d, a Special
edition, and will be known as a
Fair booster edition. The ob
ject of this special edition will be
to stimulate trade, bring people
from Barrow and other counties
to Winder where they can buy
merchandise for less and sell
their cotton for more.
We want the farmers and bus
ness men from the counties ad
jacent to Barrow to attend our
fair and then keep coming here
to market their cotton and buy
Winder must make some ef
fort along the lines of progress
and she must advertise, she must
wake up from that old nap that
has now lasted through almost
one entire year.
We expect and hope every mer
chant in Winder will have some
space in this booster edition. We
don’t ask you to take double
pages, but we want you to be rep
resented. get your name before
the people and ask them to come
to Winder —the best town in
With each display ad in this
booster edition we are going to
give a write-up gratis of the firm
management and what they
have done and are doing to build
a city here.
Get your copy ready and let’s
In this issue of The News appears a
call for another bond election which
j will be held on Tuesday, September 27.
It will be necessary for about 1250 vot
ers of the county to vote in this elec
tion in order to carry bonds. Further
more, it will he necessary for two
tliirds of this 1250 to vote for bonds in
order for them to carry. Every citizen
in the county that favors bonds should
vote in the election. The last election
was lost because the people would not
go to the election.
| It seems strange that men will get
• terribly interested in the candidacy
of men for office out of which they nev
er get anything but will pay no atten
tion to an election when their real in
| terests are at stake .
The News has no desire to influence
any man as to how he shall vote. We
'want you to vote. It just looks to us
! that it would be much bettor at this
time to Issue bonds and keep our taxes
down to a reasonable figure rather
than pay a burdensome tax this fall.
If you stay away from the polls it
means that you favor high taxes this
fall. It is up to the people of Barrow
'county to decide this question on Sep
Two men were caught on the out
skirts of Winder with 100 gallons of
whiskey in an automobile last Friday
night. The men were from above
Gainesville and bad their whiskey In
ten-gallon kegs. The whiskey was de
stroyed and the men were placed in
jail. Later they gave bond and were
Moving to New Quarters
Williams-Thompson Company are
moving this week from their old stand
on Candler street to the corner store
of Broad and Athens streets, formerly
occupied by Autry-House & Cos.
Winder, Barrow County, Georgia, Thursday, September 1, 1921.
THE $50,000 BOND ISSUE FAILED
TO POLL THE NECESSARY VOTES.
Out of a Registration of 2428 Voters Only 986 Votes Were Cast.
909 Voting lor Bonds and 27 Against,—Another
Election Will Be Called At Once.
In the bond election last Friday not enough votes were polled
in the county to make it legal. There were only 936 votes cast
in the county and there are about 2428 registered voters in the
county. Hence it will take about 1215 votes to make the election
legal, as the law In regard to bond elections specifies tnat a ma
jority of the registered voters in the county must be cast in the
election, and bonds must receive two-thirds of those voting.
Very few votes were bast agpinst bonds, and if about 300 more
citizens bad voted they would have carried easily.
The following is the vote of each district:
District Bonds Bonds
Auburn District 28 8
Bethlehem District 74 3
Ben Smith District 28 9
Cains District 57 0
Chandlers District 50 0
Houses District 511 4
Jones District 47 0
Pentecost District 30 3
Statham District 75 0
TOTAI 009 27
Another election will be called at once in order to give the
citizens of the county another opportunity to vote on the ques
tion. The call for this second election appears in this issue of
The Winder News. We feel that most of our people are in favor
of bonds but failed to vote last Friday. It is important that
everybody vote in order to insure the success of the movement.
DOES WINDER NEED ANDWANT A CHAM
BER OF COMMERCE? ASK A FEW BUSI
NESS MEN THIS QUESTION. YES AND NO.
Does Winder need a Chamber of
If you will ask this question of the
first business man you meet on tlie
street, his answer will almost invari
ably be, yes. If, on the other hand,
does Winder want a Cbumber of Com
merce, he will say, no.
~ Why do you get this answer? It is
a regretable thing to say, but these
same men will tell you that it is be
cause the people of our little city are
not pulling together. There are too
many that won’t play if Mr. Jones or
Mr. Johnson or some other fellow Is
at the head of it. What Winder needs
to do, is to get out of this narrow way
of looking at these things and every
body In Winder pull for a better city
Numbers of times we have tried to
organize a Chamber of Commerce here,
and each time it has fallen down.
What we need is to get an organiza
tion going that will work not only for
the good of Winder, but for every cit
izen in the county.
On every hand, everywhere, over the
entire cotton belt, you hear the same
old cry that we have heard for the
past several years: “The boll weevil is
destroying the cotton crop.” We get
up a few boil weevil traps, a little pois
oning. and that is about as far as we
go. We then say, “Well, if we cannot
tight the weevil successfully, why don’t
the farmers try diversification?” the
farmers will be mighty quick to tell
you that the cotton crop is the only
crop that they can realize ready
money on, and under present conditions
you are compelled to plant cotton.
My idea of what we need, is to organ
ize a Winder and Barrow county
Chamber of Commerce. Secure the
services of a real, competent secretary,
and let him devote his entire time to
this work. It may be that we will have
to pay this man $3,000 or ev n $5,000
per year. The farmers will then have
someone to go to and ask T* Vv to pro
vide a market for his products. He
can go to the office of the secretary
and tell him that he is going to have
so many watermelons, cantaloupes, pea
nuts, sweet potatoes, or whatever he is
raising, and get in touch with a market
for his product. Then, the farmers can
start diversification with some hope of
success. An organization like this will
mean a great deal to the farmers and
in this way will benefit every merchant
in Barrow county.
Mr. William Summerour is doing a
great work here with his potato curing
plant, and should be commended very
highly, and given the support of every
business man in Winder and Barrow
county. The sweet potato crop is a
very profitable one, and it docs not take
a greut deal of fertilizers nor work for
An organization like the one I have
just mentioned would go a long ways
toward making this and other business
undertakings in Winder a success.
Why not get together and start
something! Every business man and
every farmer in Barrow county should
be deeply interested in the question.
All will be benefitted. The sooner we
organize, the quicker we will get in
touch with all the different markets
and jobbers, and the county or city
that Is the first to take up this work
will have the advantage. Let's go,
Winder, so that we can soon truly say,
again, as our friend, Bob Ross, used to
say, "We are building a city here.”
Yours for Winder and Barrow coun
D. F. THOMPSON.
808 HIGGINS MAY
WEAR A LOOKOUT
UNIFORM IN 1922
Unless present plans miscarry, and
there seems little possibility that they
will,, says George H. Butler, in Consti
tution, Boh (“Pepper”) Higgins will be
seen behind the platter for the Chatta
nooga Lookouts when they pr.v the lid
off the 1i)22 Soul hern league season.
The Lookouts want Higgins and Bob
wants to go baok home. The only
tiling standing between the materiali
zation of their mutual desire is the
fact that “Pepper” is under suspension
for hurdling to the “Million Dollar”
(’holly Frank himself has already
agreed to lift this suspension and re
instate Bob, so no objection is expected
from Secretary Farrell, of the National
Association of Minor Leagues, whose
sanction only is necessary to restore
Boh to good standing in organized ball.
The acquisition of Higgins would
help the Lookouts to an ineffable de
gree. There is not u better receiver in
the Southern league today than Bob
Higgins. He has a fighting spirit that
would put the majority of the Lookout's
one-run losses on the other side of the
If the deal is consumated Bob will
remain in Winder until next year and
will Ik 1 engaged in the cotton business
under the firm name of Maxwell and
Higgins. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins and
children have made their home in Win
der since last year where they have
made many friends who will regret to
give them up, hut will he delighted to
see Bob back in harness.
BANKS WILL (LOSE MONDAY.
Next Monday, September sth. will
be Labor Pay, and the banks of Win
der will be closed. Those having bus
iness with the banks will be governed
Mr. Alvin Thornton, state manager
for South Carolina for Beech Nut
products, stopped over in Winder to
day with his sister. Mrs. J. B. Parham,
and his mother, Mrs. B. M. Thornton.
The condition of the cotton crop is
way below normal for this year up to
August 18th. The condition all over
the cotton belt is reported at 52.7 per
cent. Georgia reports 46.8 per cent.
This is aboht 20 per cent below 7 the
average for the past ten years.
A yield of approximately 7,470,000
hales is made.
BUILDING HELD UP
Congressman Thos. M. Bell sends the
Winder News a eopy of a letter receiv
ed by him from Hon. John W. Langley,
chairman of the committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds In congress, in
which he states that owing to the pres
ent financial condition of the country,
his committee will report no general
public building bills at this session.
Congressman Bell states that on this
account he is prevented from getting a
<ite on postoffice building at Winder
for the present.
WINDER WILL HAVE
PUBLIC PARK OPEN
BY SPRING OF 1922
I If you fail to give your boys and
i girls recreation and amusement at
, home under safe and wholesome en
, vironment they may, and usually do,
seek varieties of entertaimueut unsafe
and profane, which may he embarrass
ing to you in later life.
It, is with pride and pleasure that it
can be announced to the public, espe
cially to the ladies and children, that
they will have a large, clean, sanitary,
well-kept recreation park, which will j
be open to the public in the spring of |
t is the intention of the promoters
if this Institution to build a public
|park, free to everybody, and that will
Ibe in keeping with the progressiveness
|of this community. It is the purpose
of the promoters to eonvert the grove
! i tli(> south side of East Avenue at the
intersection of Williams street into
a clean, beautiful park with drive
ways, walkways, paviUjou 1 *, large
swimming pool with shower hath and
[dressing rooms, electrically lighted
from one side to the other. This will
be a public park and not run for pe
To the Jady or girl irrespective of
age in the city of Winder who submits
the most suitable name for the propos
ed park will be haiidsoin.-ly rewarded.
BUYS BIG PICTURE
FOR NINTH EDITORS
Mr. 1.. Love, of the Strand Theater,
announces for Thursday and Friday's
attraction at The Strand Bryant Wash
burn, in “It Pays to Advertise,” one of
the greatest comedy-dramas ever pro
duced. Mr. Love bought this picture
primarily for the entertainment of the
Ninth District l’r<>ss lioys in session
here Friday, and gives each and every
visitor a special Invitation to attend
this theater and see this hilariously
funny screen version of advertising.
“It Pays to Advertise” is one of the
fmiiest comedies ever writeu. It is a
great story of how a young man made
a fortune in two weeks. You'll enjoy
it at the Strand today and tomorrow.
Mr. Love, manager of the Strand,
never fails an opportunity to enhance
the interests of his town and is to be
commended for his interest in the vis
iting editors to give them, without
cost, a delightful hour's entertainment
at this popular theater.
HERRIN’S 10 CENT
STORE IS MOVING
Mr. W. J. Herrin, proprietor of Her
rin's 10c store, is moving this week
from his old stand near the New Win
der Hotel across the street to the store
adjoining that of J- T. Strange to.
THE STRAND THEATER PROGRAM
MONDAY, Sept. 6.—Dorothy Dalton,
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Sept.
7 and 8. —Wm. S. Hurt in “WOLVES
OF THE RAILS.”
NEWS ITEMS FROM
Gathered From Exchan
ges in Adjoining
Mr. Mac Williams complimented a
number of relatives with a delightful
luncheon at the Greer House last
Thurday, and in the afternoon the
guests were taken out for a ride on
the county's good roads.
The occasion was a most enjoyable
one. Those enjoying Mr. Williams’
hospitality were his father, Mr. A. C.
Williams, of Auburn; Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Giles, of Slidell, La., Misses
Grace and Hazel Jacobs, of Grayson,
Miss Nell Camp, of Statham, Miss
Mary Briscoe, Mrs. E. M. Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Williams, of
Monroe, his tl|ree brothers, Messrs-
Carson, Claud and Hoyt Williams, and
two sisters, isses Ara and Ellene Wil
iams, of Auburn.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hewell and
family, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Anderson
and Miss Rachel and Master Dan An
derson spent Sunday in Winder.
• • .’ 4,. .
•lackson County. *
Mrs. L. W. Collins and children of
Winder, who have been guests of Mrs.
W. C. Smith, huve returned home. Mr.
Coffins was here on Friday. During
Rev. and Mrs. Collins’ two years’ res
idence in Jefferson, they won the love
and esteem of many people, and their
return visits are always sources of
great pleasure to their friends.
Mrs. J. L. Williamson returned lust
Friday from Winder where she has
been spending several weeks with Dr.
and Mrs. 8. T. Ross.
The deuth of Mrs. Jennie Moulder
some two weeks ago at Winder brought
sorrow to many hearts. Bhc was the
widow of the lute E. M. Moulder, a one
armed confederate Veteran, a sister to
Mrs. Josie Rogers, whose remains were
interred a few months ago at the Rog
ers cemetery, near McDonald’s Mill,
( and a cousin to the Staplers, Pitmans,
Mllhites, Freemans, Bennetts and oth
ers. She was the daughter of Judge
Arch B. Pittman and was 7(i years of
l The announcement of the wedding on
Friday at noon of Miss Blondine Har
dy and Mr. Robert J. Kelly comes as
a surprise to their families and friends
.The wedding ceremony was performed
by Judge W. W. Dickson and is the
culmination of a romance begun during
the young couple’s school days at Mar
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Hardy, of near Winder.
She is ail attractive young lady, a
graduate of Martin Institute and one
of the county's successful teachers.
Mr. Kelly Is the second son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Kelly. He also is a grad
uate of Martin Institute and lias
spent one year at Georgia Tech. He
is a splendid young man. and no doubt
will make a success in life.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have a
.host of friends who are extending their
| congratulations and wishing for them
~. long married life of usefulness ni ;
Mr. Walter Brooksher of Winder, or
Barrow county, passed through last
week on his return from a trip across
the Blue Ridge where he was born and
raised. The roads being wet, Mr.
Brooksher left his car at the foot of
the mountain and crossed it in a wagon
for fear his horseless carriage might
leave the road and go down the moun
tain. A person naturally enjoys him
self lietter in a wagon than In a car
while crossing this high mountain any
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brooksher came
up from Winder lost week to spend a
few days. Paul seems to always be in
a good humor. Can’t see how he got
mail enough during the war to either
wound or kill a German.—Dahlonega
Postmaster W. B. McCants of Win
der spent a couple of days in the city
last week. He is one of Winder’s
most prominent citiaens.—Gainesville