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CHAUTAUQUA BEGINS MONDAY
NINTH GEORGIA DISTRICT PRESS MEET
AT WINDER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
Editors Have A Great
Time and Enjoy Visit
By Jack L. Patterson, in Atlanta
With Editor J. W. McWhorter, of the
Winder News president, presiding,
there was a large attendance of enthu
siastic editors and publishers at the
quarterly meeting of the Ninth Georgia
District Press association held'in Win
der Friday. An invitation had been ex
tended members of the Eighth District
Press association, and about forty mem
bers of the two organizations were
The business session was called to
order at 11 o’clock by President Mc-
Whorter. During the forenoon inter
esting talks were made by John F.
Shannon, of the Commerce News, Ern
est Camp, of the Walton Tribune; John
N. Holder, of the Jackson Herald; Geo.
D. Rucker, of the Alpharetta Free
Press; Albert S. Hardy, of the Gaines
ville News; Paul T. Harber, of the
Commerce Observer, Mrs. Homer
Thompson of the Commerce News.
John N. Holder, ex-speaker of the
house of representatives, commended
the action of the recent legislature in
passing the bill providing for the read
ing of the Bible in the public schools,
referring directly to the opposition of
the Alpharetta Free Press, which
brought a spirited reply from its edi
tor, George D. Rucker. Editors Hol
der and Rucker are warm personal
friends and are prominent lay leaders
in the Methodist church, being actively
and influentially identified with the va
rious educational enterprises of that
denomination. Failing to definitely de
cide the issue, adjournment for dinner
With President McWhorter acting
as toastmaster, a bountiful luncheon
was served at - o’clock at the New \\ iu
der hotel, under the personal supervis
ion of Mr. Land, the proprietor. Re
sponding to invitation, brief addresses
were made by Mayor George Bagwell,
of Winder; John N. Holder, of Jackson
Herald; George I>. Rucker, of the Al
pharetta Free Press; Colonel G. A.
Johns, of Winder; W. T. Bacon, of the
Madison Madisonian; Mrs. W. G.
Sharp, of the Maysville Enterprise;
Ed A. Caldwell, of the Walton Nows.
Claud Mayne, Winder; Lee S. Rad
ford, of Winder, W. A. Shackelford, of
the Oglethorpe Echo; W. B. McCants.
postmaster, Winder; Colonel W. H.
Quarterman, Winder; Rev. Stanley R.
Grubb, Winder Christian church; Rev.
L. Wilkie Collins, Winder Methodist
church; Mrs. W. H. Quarterman, Win
Fallowing the luncheon the visitors
were the guests of Manager Love at a
motion picture party, the offering being
-it Pays to Advertise.” secured by Man
g,r Love especially for the occasion.
A Large Attendance.
Those present from the Ninth dis
trict were Kditor J. VS . Me VS hotter, of
the Winder News, president; James P.
Davidson, of the Cleveland Courier,
secretary-treasurer; C. M. Morcock, of
Qwinnett Journal; Mr. and Mrs. Paul
T. Haiber. Commerce Observer; Mr.
and Mrs. John F. Shannon, Mrs. Homer
Thompson and L. J. Yarbrough, Com
merce News; Dr. and Mrs. W. G.
Sharpe, Maysville Enterprise; Mr. and
Mrs. John N. Holder and SV. H. Wil
iamson, Jackson Herald ; Mr. and Mrs.
George D. Rucker and Roy Terry, Al
pharetta Free Press; Seth M. Vining,
Piedmont Owl, Demorest; Mrs. B. H.
Howard, Dawson County News, Daw
sonville; H. F. Braselton, Four-County-
Booster. Braselton, F. D. Singleton and
Miss Mary Singleton, Tri-County Ad
vertiser, Clarkesville; J. B. Parham
and C. H. Cook. Winder News; Albert
S. Hardy. Gainesville News; Dr. I. M.
Merlinjones, Gainesville Eagle. Pres
ent from the Eighth District associa
tion : Ernest Camp, of the Walton Trib
une, president; Ed A. Caldwell of the
Walton News, vice president; Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Shackelford, Oglethorpe
Echo; Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bacon. Mad
ison Madisonian; C. B. Ayers, Comer
News and Gainesville Monitor; A. C.
Camp, Oconee Enterprise, Watkins
ville; Dan MagiU, Athens Daily News;
Th,e representatives from the Eighth
-ilistrict extended their hosts a cordial
She tDirnkr Nem
AND THE BARROW TIMES
MR. A. D. M’CURRY
IN FROM MARKET
Mr. A. D. McCurry, a member of the
well known firm of J. T. Strange Cos.,
of this city, has just returned from
New’ York City where he has been for
some time buying some of the fall and
w inter goods for his large and progres
Mr. McCurry says that the business
men of the grent metropolis are very
much interested in the price of cotton
and that they arc beginning to realize
that the prosperity of the United
States depends more upon cotton than
upon any other one product that is
grown in this country. The rapid rise
in the price of cotton has put new life
into every line of business. People are
no longer blue and morose but are look
ing up and are beginning to realize
that there is a way out of all the
difficulties that have beset them.
All business men feel confident, now,
that a large per cent of the debts that
were carried over from last year will
be paid. Tins crop, while not large,
has been made with very little ex
peuse, and the cotton growers will have
a good sum to apply to their past
debts. This will stimulate trade, re
store credit and confidence and enable
the merchants to liquidate a large part
of their indebtedness.
Mr. McCurry talked in a most opti
mistic way about business conditions.
He is looking for a revival of business
activities this fall and feels sure that
trade will be good. The good price of
cotton is putting everybody in a better
humor and there will be a disposition on
the part of everyone to clean up last
year’s debts as fast as possible. He
thinks this is the most important ques
tion that confronts us just now. With
confidence restored, credit will he ea
sier and the merchants will be in shape
again to take care of their customers.
Every effort should be put forth by
every one to pay as much as possible
aud as soon as possible on the accounts
that were carried over from last year
•us they are able. This will enable the
merchants to satisfy their creditors and,
m tliis way, the hall can be kept roll
The clouds of discontent and de
spair are rapidly passing away and the
bright sunshine of optimism and hope
fulness is taking possession of every
one which means that better days are
here once more. Winder and Barrow
county are taking on their old time hus
tle and progressiveness.
In any evnt, whether cotton is higli
or low, J. T. Strange Cos. have the goods
for you at the lowest possible price.
The Bible school meets at 10:13 A.
M. All are cordially invited.
Morning sermon and Lord’s supper
at 11 :20 A. M.
Evening sermon at 8 P. M.
Christian Endeavor at 7 P. M.
The picture on Friday night will be
“Snow White.” All are invited.
invitation to attend the next meeting
of the Eighth District association,
which will convene in Athens on Satur
day, September 10th. A large number
expressed their acceptance of the in
Next Meeting at Gainesville.
The next meeting of the Ninth Dis
trict association will be held in Gaines
ville on the first Friday in December.
A drive is being made in both districts
to enroll every daily and weekly news
paper as a memlter.
The city of Winder is one of Geor
gia’s most progressive small cities.
With a population of about 3500, anew
court house is in course of construc
tion, streets und sidewalks have been
paved and indications of energy and
prosperity abound throughout the city.
arrow is one of the banner agricultur
al counties of Georgia. Editor Rob
ert O. Ross, who several months ago
sold the Winder News to J. W. Mc-
Whorter, originated the slogan—“We
Are Building a City Here.” Editor
McWhorter is assiisting in the work of
construction. Since buying the News
he has acquired the Barrow Times and
publishing one of the most interesting
and attractive weekly newspapers is
sued in the state. “Winder Will Win”
in efforts at city building.
Winder, Barrow County, Georgia, Thursday, September 8, 1921.
CHANGE IN DATE
OF BOND ELECTION
On account of a legal point the date
for holding the bond election in Bar
row county has been changed from
Tuesday, September 27, to Saturday,
October Bth. All who favor bonds
should get together in each district and
organize for the purpose of getting the
voters out on October Bth. We feel
■sure that a lijrge majority of our peo
ple realize the importance of this ques
tion. but have beeu careless about it in
There ought to be some concerted ac
tion this time to insure the requisite
number of voters coming out to the
lection. I yet those in each district who
favor bonds get together and organize,
and get the voters out on election day.
IN PRICEOF FORDS
Another great reduction has been
made in Ford cars by the factory and
this has stimlated that business to a
remarkable extent. The King Motor
Cos., of this city, has recently sold sev
eral Ford Tractors and they are behind
in their deliveries of Ford cars.
Ford cars arc now cheaper than they
have ever been before, and because of
the splendid service that they give are
great favorites with the public. If
vou are contemplating buying a Ford
car, you had better put in your order
at once, as the demand for these cars
will be unprecedented this fall aud it
may be some time before your order
can be fielled.
Dr. Mott, the manager of the King
Motor Company, of this city, is doing
a great service to this section in put
ting before the people the importance
of deep plowing and thorough prepa
ration. Fordsou Tractors are becoming
in great demand and their use means
better and more profitable farming for
NOT PUBLIC HALL
In the past, though against our bet
ter judgment, we have permitted or
ganizations and individuals to adver
tise, sell and beg for various causes—
probably all worthy causes—in the
schools. These practices have proven
embarrassing to the children in many
instances and have exerted an influ
ence not good for the school and its
work. We hope no organizations or
individuals will embarrass themselves
or us by making such requests this
Tliere is h telephone in the school
building for the convenience of all the
people, but we ask that no calls be
made for teachers or pupils except in
cases of absolute necessity. Trifling
matters should not cause disruptions in
the Work of our school. Remember
we are all busy here all the time.
Our school building has become a
public ball for everybody and every
thing. This one wants it to put on
a play for this and the other wants it
to put on something for that, till the
consequences are we can not go to our
work from day to day and And the
building in decent shape for school
work. We feel that the time has come
to call a halt and so far as our consent
to such requests is concerned, the halt
We are planning some entertain
ments for the benefit of the school and
the educational interests of the com
munity and we will need the building
for these. In fact the building was
placed here for educational purposes
and it ought to be used for these and
These statements are made in the
best of spirit and the motive that
prompts them is purely one that seeks
the l>est interests of the school and
the community. Yours to serve,
J. P. CASH, Supt.
Evangelistic Services at
Evangelistic services are being con
ducted this week at the Presbyterian
church in this city by Rev. Mr. Clium
ley, the evangelist for the Athens Pres
bytery. Good audiences are attending
and Mr. Chumley is preaching some
strong, evangelistic sermons. Go out
ar.d hear him. He will do you good.
The Community Chautauqua comes
to Winder next week. A glance at the
program reveals the fact that the lect
urers will sound anew note in their
messages. They are of the highest
type. We are going, to have a high
quality Chautauqua this year, which
will surpass anything ever presented
in Winder under a Chautauqba tent.
Every citizen should buy his season
tickets early, thereby helping along
the work of the local ticket committee
and insuring the financial success of
On Saturday, September 3rd, the
schools of Barrow County met in Win
der at the High School auditorium for
a contest in spoiling, reading,, writing,
arithmetic, recitations aud declamation,
debate and athletics.
The literary exercises were held in
the forenoon and the athletics in the
afternoon. The teachers brought their
children from the various schools in
the county and many of the children’s
parents came with them and greatly
enjoyed the exercises.
This was a great day for the schools
in the comity, and we understand that
it is the policy of the Board of Edu
cation to continue these contests every
Not quite all the schools were repre
sented, but it is thought when all the
schools know how much these contests
mean to bring about great interest and
competition that all w-ill be represent
The winners in the contests are as
Spelling.—First place, Lillie Mae
Roberts, Johnson Academy; second
place, Thelma Allen, Parish Academy.
Recitation —First place, Luclle Bar
ron, Cedar Creek; second place, Lois
Bell Morrow, Center school.
Declamation—First place, Dupree
Sellers, Oak Grove.
Reading—First place, Nina Holloway,
Bethlehem; second place, Carrie Lou
Arithmeti4 —First place, Snow dell
Kilcrease, Chandlers; second place,
Maerel Harrison, Bethlehem.
1 Debate —First place, Enoch Doster,
Writing—First place, Aziglee Peute
cort, Cedar Hill.
Those who received Seventh Grade
Diplomas were as follows:
Irene Boyd, Oak Grove; Jewell El
liott, Parish; Carmen Elder, Parish;
Nellie Allen, Parish; Ernest Wright,
irish ; Pauline Boyd, Oak Grove; Mue
rel Harrison, Bethlehem; Lois r>euii
Holloway, Bethlehem ; Loyd Rainey,
’nty Line; Pearl Cook, Tyro.
Winners in the Athletic Contest.
100 yard dash —Herman Simpson,
Parrish school, first. Willie Rutledge,
Maddox Academy, sec-ond. Rudez Sel
lers, Oak Grove, third. Time 12 sec
220 yard dash: Fred Rooks, Chan
dlers school, lirst. Elbert MclJougal,
County Line, second. Herman Simp
son, third. Time 28 seconds.
High jump; Lester Simpson, Par
rish school, first. Fred Rooks, Chan
dlers, second. Height 4 feet 11 Inches.
Running broad jump: Lester Simp
son, Parrish school, first. Fred Rooks,
Chandlers, second. Willie Rutledge, of
Maddox Academy, third. Distance 15
feed and 1 inch.
Shot put: Elbert McDougal, Coun
ty Line, first. Wiliie Rutledge, Mad
dox, second. Distance 20 feet.
Totals: Parrish school 16 points,—
Chandlers school 11 points.—Maddox
Academy 7 points.—Oak Grove 1 point.
Mr. S. F. Maughon had charge of
the athletic contest.
AUBI’RN HIGH SCHOOL
Prof. L. P. Greene, the principal of
the Auburn High School, was in the
city last Tuesday. He began his school
last Monday with a large number of
pupils in attendance. The prospects
were never better for a prosperous
term. Many of the patrons of the
school were present Monday morning
and several speeches were made by
Dr. E. F. Saxon was a visitor to At
Prof. W. E. Cooper, Messrs. Chas.
Appleby. John and Earl Kilgore mo
tored to Chattanooga last Saturday and
M. J. DOSTER, BARROW FARMER, KILLED;
SHOT DOWN IN OWN HOME FRIDAY NIGHT
Season Chautauqua tickets can
be purchased Friday and Satur
day, this week at DeLaPerriere
drug store, City Pharmacy and
Winder Drug Cos. Price $2.50.
The Methodist ladies have this
in charge and on all tickets pur
chased this week they will be al
lowed a small commission, which
will be used by them in building
the Methodist church.
NEWS ITEMS FROM
Gathered From Exchan
ges in Adjoining
James Hawkee, the Athens young man
who was shot in the head by Officer
Joe Johnson here last Wednesday ev
ening in an attempt to stop a speeding
car in which Hawks and two other
young men were riding, is said to lie
rapidly recovering and is now thought
to In- out of danger. Mr. Johnson who
has been in jail since the shooting will
no doubt now le liliertited on bond.
Mrs. Lee Radford, of Winder, spent
the week-end in Monroe, the guest of
iier sister. Mrs. A. C. Kelly.
Mrs. W. L. Jackson and Miss Mary
Lamar Jackson are expected to arrive
from Florida to spend the winter with
Mrs. Jackson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Phillips.
Miss Miriam Bennett left Wednes
day morning for Winder, where she
will take up her work in the schools at
On last Saturday, August 27, 15)21,
in Barrow county, at the home of Mrs.
H. T. Manus was one of the most beau
tiful scenes that was ever looked upon
when he threw open Ids doors to wel
come his friends and relatives and his
neighbors in honor of his mother’s 82d
At noon dinner was spread and plen
ty to sdlt the taste of all present, and
plenty left. Mrs. Manus has been a
wonderful woman. She has nine chil
dren living, five grand children, and
four great-great grand children. She
is old and feeble but has good mind,
and enjoyed the day.
After dinner, the people gathered in
the parlor, and were entertained by
some Jovely and appropriate songs,
and also some good music made by
Messrs. Web Hudgins and H. N. Ma
nus of Braselton, Charles Woodall of
Lilburn, Allen Coker of Lawreneevllle.
Thanking the people for their good
behavior and wishing Grandma many
more happy birthdays.
On account of th stringency of mon
ey matters during the spring and sum
mer, we have carried many of onr
subscribers over until the fall and have
cheerfully waited on them for payment.
We are now in need of all this sub
scription money and are expecting our
subscribers to help us out in this mat
ter promptly. The amount you owe
us is small, but all of these small
amounts make a considerable sum to
us. We must collect it in order to
meet our obligations. Look on the la
iiel on your paper, and you can tell
when your time expired. For instance:
“John Smith, 23apr21” means that
John Smith’s subscription expired on
April 22, 1021, and is due us on sub
scription from that time. Look on
your lutxd and if you are behind come
in promptly and help us. We wunt to
collect up these back subscriptions by
Ck-tober Ist. We hnve been accommo
dating you and we feel sure that our
eaders are willing now to accommodate
us. We are expecting you to help us.
E. A. Starr. Jr., spent the pa-d week
end with home folks.
Mr. L. A. Fortson spent Tuesday in
THE STRAND THEATER PROGRAM
Roy Stewart in a good
one. White Horseman,
Coroner’s Jury in Ses
sion Today With New
Mr. Jesse Doster, a well known Bar.
row county farmer, who lived at the
river bridge on the Jefferson road, was
murdered Friday night by two or more
masked men about 10:30 to 11 o'clock.
I Doster was shot four times uud stabbed
to the heart.
Coroner W. P. Thompson was notified
who empanelled a jury and an investi
gation was begun Saturday which last
-led until Sunday afternoon. The jury
nils composed of F. I>. Sims, foreman;
f M. McElhannon, J. 11. Foster, J. W.
Nichols, W. M. Holsenbeck, and Dr. W.
L. Mathews. More than 40 witnesses
were subpoenaed and examined during
atnrday and Sunday.
Doster was about 40 years old and
was married and had three children.
According to witnesses two or more
men drove to the Doster home to warn
them of certain conduct being carried
on at this home, that they entered when
admitted by Doster with handker
chiefs tied over their faces. Doster
reached for his knife in order to pro
tect himself and was shot down, after
which he wns stabbed to the heart with
his own knife. In the room with Dos
tcr were his wife and three children
sleeping on two beds and a negro girl
sleeping on the floor. When the shoot
ing started the negro girl crawled out
of the house made her way to a farm
house several miles away; she showed
signs of having spent a horrible night,
being literally pickl'd to pieces by the
briars and barbed wire fences. She Is
a half-witted negro and being scared
could tell very little of the men and
the killing more than there were two
men, one with a cap on and one with
n white hat on, with something white
over the chin and mouth. It also de
veloped that the news had been spread
through this community that the white
~„ps or ku klux might visit this place
and hence those who were in close
proximity to the scene of the shooting
hesitated about rushing in. Two ne
groes were passing in a buggy and
saw the car but were afraid to stop.
Coroner Thompson’s jury was com
posed of six representative citizens of
the county and it spared no efTort in
searching out the motive tor the crime
and in bringing the guilty parties to
justice. Sheriff Camp and Constable
Sims were on the scene lending every
effort to clear up the mystery.
It was a sad Sunday morning at this
bumble farm house. A father lay dead
and three orphaned children were cry
ing and screaming, hardly old enough
to understand it all. Forty or more au
tomobiles were parked about the house
and groups of men stood about dis
cussing the affuir. Porter was not
known to have any enemies and it is
believed bv many that those who killed
him went there to intimidate him and
had to kill him.
It is probable that the coroner's jury
will give out a verdict within a few
days and arrests may follow.
Coroner W. I*. Thompson and the
jury are in session today with new de
velopments. A score or more of new
witnesses have been examined and it
is probndle that a verdict will be given
out soon and arrests will follow.
Ross & Ross Associated
In the Practice of Law
It will be of interest to his many
friends in this immediate territory to
learn that Mr. Julian E. Ross has de
cided to locate at Winder, being asso
ciated with his uncle, G. D. Ross, In
the practice of law, with offices over
the City Pharmacy. The firm name
will be Ross & Ross, as can be seen
from the card appearing in this issue
of The Winder News.
Julian Ross passed through the pri
mary grades at Winder, making an en
viable record in class standing and or
atory. He entered the ITniversity of
Georgia, where he studiously applied
himself, graduating with two degrees
and a high class standing as published
in the ITniversity Pandora, taking
twelve out of a possible thirteen places
in declamation and debate.
Both members of the law firm are
well known here, and we bespeak for
them success in their chosen profession.
Prof. J. I- Moore, of Bethlehem was
5r Winder today.