THE .STRAND THKAITR PROGRAM
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, Sept. 15 and
16.—Louise Lovely in “Partners of
SATURDAY, Sept. 17.—Buck Jones in
Western Feature. White Horseman and
Two Reel Comedy.
THE BELL OVERALL CO.
TO RESUME OPERATION
BARROW COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION
OCCASION FOR GALA AND GLADSOME
DAY AT UNION CHURCH LAST SUNDAY
Another gala and gladsome day has
passed and gone. The occasion was
the v assembling of the lovers of music
in the Barrow County Singing convent
tion which came off last Sunday at
Union church about three miles north
east of Winder
In the early morn we went down
there to visit the old tramping ground
and to mix and mingle with those left
on the farms; yes, and those who have
moved or grown up. The day was a
goodly one except for the excessive
By the time the singing began there
was a large assembly and by the dinner
hour there was an extremely large
crowd There were between 150 and
200 automobiles, some 75 or 100 bug
gies and wagons on the grounds.
There were near a thousand people
present In strolling through the
crowd I found men and women from
quite a distance, Will J. Wallace, from
Sparta. Hancock county; Mr. Waters
and family from near Atlanta; J. A.
Crook and wife from Pendergrass; J.
L. Moore from Bethlehem and many oth
ers that I wish I had space to name.
They came from Jackson, Walton,
Gwinnett, Hall, Clarke, Oconee and
heard old visitors to the convention say
heard old vistors to the convenitou say
they never heard better.
The noon hour was one feast in more
ways than one A feast of cakes, pies,
meats and stews and a social feast
that helps so much to bring a communi
ty into one brotherhood of power and
influence. Then a feast that begets a
better state of religious sentiments.
Thus more good is sometimes accom
plished than you may have dreamed of.
Now, would you ask the question,
“Why all this, with such hailstorm that
destroyed the crops and the boll wee
vils reaping half of what was finally
The only reason I can give is that
those God-fearing people trust God and
are bold enough to succeed. They are
proud of their church and school, and
have just enough to run a nine months
school at Liberty and are only waiting
for a teacher. This community, like
its sister, Tyro, is filled with as good
citizens as you will find in Barrow
county. They are always in the front
with those that strive for better things.
In 1892, the writer was walking from
County Line school to his home one
Saturday morning and on mounting the
in front of where Union church
now stands he heard an axe and some
voices off a little way in the original
forests. He strolled over there and
fund Rev. Frank Jackson, and several
neighbors, John L. Page, Morgan, It.
M. Patrick, Graham, James Peppers,
Ben Pressley and James Magness cut
ting and clearing off and building an ar
bor under which they could worship
God. This was the beginning of the
what you can see at present.
In 1898-4-5, the writer taught school
there. There once stood oil the road
near James Foster’s u log cabin; in
this house he taught two years; they
built a school house il<X) feet south of
the preseht church, and in this building
was organized Union Baptist church.
Greater ambition and prosperity came,
and to show their gratitude they built
tie present church and school building.
I must not forget to state that in this
school there were some twenty-odd
ages ranging from t> to 15 who barely
knew their a, b, cs.
Now, what? Had you stood on the
ground Sunday and gazed in all direc
tions, you would have seen automobiles,
buggies, claered fields of fline growing
crops, a highway, pretty homes owned
ty a people worthy of the Christian
position they occupy.
Where just 30 years ago were poor
highways, rotted and tumbling down
homes surrounded by forests and old
field pines, and where the timid hare
jumped and the squirrel frisked and
the owl hooted, the hawk screamed and
the birds sang, now you find splendid
homes and well tilled farms. The laud
was worth from six to eight dollars per
acre then, now buy it, if you can.
There is a pretty story or two of this
place I may some time tell you; the
hanging of two negroes near where the
Winder Has Good
Winder is sustaining her rep
utation as the best cotton market
in this section of the state. The
buyers were giving 22Vi cents for
the staple Wednesday and they
are giving 22% cents today.
You can always rest assured
market for your cotton when you
that you can get the top of the
bring it to Winder. The fleecy
staple is coming in to the gins
rapidly now and some of it is
being sold. Some are holding ex
pecting a higher market.
NORTH GA. FAIR TO
BEGIN OCTOBER 4TH
One of the most important events
that will occur in Winder this fall is
the North Georgia Fair that will open
its doors on October 4th and will con
tinue through October Bth. Fairs are
great boosters for every community and
Barrow should not neglect this great
opportunity for helping our section.
Preparations have been made to give
the people one of the best fairs we have
ever held in this city aml*the interest
oq the part of the public will be as
great as ever.
Barrow county should remember that
he has the reputation of being one of
the best counties in this section of the
gate, and she should hold to this rep
utation by making her fair one of the
:est to be held In the state.
LET’S KEEP OUR
We have heard some criticism of the
streets of our city by visitors passing
through. A visitor was in the city just
he other day from Florida and he said
mf he was impressed with our city,
but that we did not keep our streets
and alleys clean. We want to keep
,ur city looking spick and span all
he time. It makes a fine impression
n visitors and also conserves the
health of our people.
t has also been reported that the
cemetery needs attention. We hope
>ur city authorities will give attention
(> these matters so that adverse criti
m may be kept down.
FIRE BURNS BARN
AT CARL TUESDAY
The barn belonging to Mr. J. E.
Smith, at Carl, was burned Tuesday
night about 11 o’clock. It was a total
loss and but for the timely help of the
neighbors his dwelling ami other near
by houses would have been destroyed.
His lass was three bales cotton, lot of
fodder and old corn, two hogs, and his
cow was badly burned. In the barn
was stored a lot of canned fruit, meat
and other pantry supplies and some
clothing which was destroyed. Mr.
Smith has no idea how the fire origi
nated. We did not learn whether he
had any insurance on the building or
not. His friends sympathize with him
in his loss.
In this issue of the News appears
statements from the three banks of this
city and one from the hank at Sfatham.
These statements show that Winder’s
and Barrow county’s financial institu
tions are in"good shape and that they
are rendering splendid service to the
people of this section. Look over
these statements as they carry impor
tant information to all our people.
Rockwell road intersects the highway;
Indian graveyard on the Patman lands
•north of Union church; a ghost in the
fence corner that freightened the writ
er ; a noise of a dog walking by the side
of a man. the animal being invisible.
All this near Union.
C M. THOMPSON
AND THE BARROW TIMES
Winder, Barrow County, Georgia, Thursday, Seotember 15. 1921.
Meeting of the Directors
Friday to Complete
We are glad to state that the Bell
Overall Company, one of Winder's
splendid enterprises, has emerged from
its troubles of the last ten months and
will be ready in a few days to resume
The settlement that has been up be
tween the company and the creditors
tas been accepted and the court has
passed upon the same.
The directors will meet Friday and
complete arrangements for an early re
sumption of operation. Judge G. A.
Johns and Judge C. H. Brand have rep
resented the company throughout the
time it has been in the courts.
The directors that have been named
in the reorganization are J. M. Wil
liams. president; W. L. DeLaPerriere,
vice president; J. H. Hoscli, vice pres
ident ; It. L. Eavenson, vice president;
C. O. Niblack, secretary; A. A. Camp.
J. T. Strange. L. F. Sell, W. C. Horton,
Claud Mayne, W. T. Robinson.
Everybody in Winder will rejoice to
know that this company has gotten
through its troubles and is ready to
take its place as one of Winder’s hus
tling enterprises. The manufacturing
enterprises of Winder have played an
important part in the growth of the
city and the Bell Overall Company has
been one of these important manufact
uring plants. That it will soon again
begin to add its volume of business to
the other businesses of the city is good
>ews. The News wishs it the best of
KILLED BY A TRAIN
Was Honest, Upright Citizen and Had
Many Friends iu Winder Who
Mr. B. P. Cleveland, an aged citizen
of this place, was killed by a Seaboard
freight train near the Barrow county
cotton mill last Monday morning. He
attempted to crawl under a standing
freight train which had blocked the
crossing while on his way to the mill
to begin work. The train moved off
while he was under the train and lie
was caught under the wheels and both
legs were crushed just below tlie knees,
he died in a short time. Preparations
were under way to rush him to an Ath
ens hospital when he died.
Mr. Cleveland was about 70 years of
and had been living in Winder for
several years. He had many friends
here who deplore the tragedy that cost
him his life. He was a faithful em
ployee in the Barrow County Cotton
Mills and highly regarded by his asso
ciates. He leaves two sons who live in
South Carolina, one brother near Cedar
town, one brother and one sister in Tex
as and one brother in Lavonia. The lat
r. Mr. R. F. Cleveland, was the only
one that could be reached and was the
only one present at his funeral.
He was buried in the cemetery at this
place, Rev. J. B. Brookshire conducting
the funeral exercises.
DR. A. R. MOORE TO HEAD
Dr. A: R. Moore, (or several years su
perintendent of missions for the Chris
tian church in four southern states,
will move to Auburn this week to
take up his new duties as president of
the Southeastern Christian college. He
was elected to that position at a recent
meeting of the trustees.
Dr Moore is well known in the south.
Prior to his connection with the mission
department, he was minister in Sa
vannah for eight years. Before as
suming the Savannah charge he was
pastor of a Birmngham church.
We are glad to welcome Dr. Moore as
e citizen of Barow county and trust that
his administration of the affairs of
this splendid educational < Institution
may be eminently successful.
Prof, and Mrs. Floyd Field and lit
tle son, of Atlanta, were the guests last
Wednesday night of Mr. and Mrs. N. G.
Parker. Prof. Field has for the past
several years held the chair of mathe
matics at the Georgia Tcb.
MADE IN THE M. J.
Jim Kesler, W. T. Allen,
Scott Allen and Sam
Since the murder of M. J. Doster,
h Barrow county farmer, at his home
near the bridge on the Jefferson road,
an account of which appeared in our
last week’s Issue, several arrests have
On Monday and Tuesday of this week
W. T. Allen, Scott Allen, his son; J. W.
Kesler and Sam Manders were arrest
ed and placed in jail. W. T. Allen was
[daced in the Jefferson jail. Sam Man
ders in the Athens jail, and Scott Allen
and J. W. Kesler in the jail at Winder,
’hey will doubtless be given a prelrn
inary hearing in the next few days.
The coroner's jury sat on the case for
several days before adjourning.
The entire county Is interested iii the
outcome of the case. If n preliminary
hearing is held, no doubt mahy things
connected with the ease will be brought
out. As yet, nobody Is doing any talk
ing and none of the facts can be se
cured for publication.
Mr. Kesler will be given a hearing
BOND ELECTION ON
OCTOBER THE BTH.
The citizens of Barrow county
should not forget that Saturday, Oc
tober Bth, is the date set for the elec
tion for bonds for Barrow county. The
News wants to keep this question eon
nutly before our people so that they
will express themselves on the ques
Those who realize the importance of
voting bonds should interest themselves
iu the question and form an organiza
tion in each district for the purpose of
getting the voters out to the polls.
From the last election it seems that
very few are opposed to bonds hut
here is a great amount of carelessness
in the county about the question.
BILL SUNDAY CLUB
TO VISIT WINDER
A notable event in the religious life
of the city is the forthcoming visit of
the Billy Sunday club of Atlanta.
This organization is composed of
laymen mostly business men, some of
them converts of the famous evangel
ist and others who were stirred to
action by his fervent appeals. The club
is said to contain some live wires who
have made a great impression on the
religious life of the cities where they
have held services. Great crowds have
gathered wherever they have gone and
men and women have been held spell
bound as they gave their personal tes
imony to the miracle of redeeming
graep. It is exiiected that Winder will
e this company from neighboring
city a royal welcome, and that every
one who is'interested in the work of
. church will help to advertise their
coming throughout the county.
Members ,of the party will speak at
the morning hour at the Baptist, the
Christian and Methodist churches, also
at Second Baptist church at 11 :30
o’clock. In the afternoon n great mass
meeting for men will be held at the
Christian church and one for women
at the Baptist church. The night ser
vice will he in the form of a union meet
ing of all the congregations of the city
,nd will be held at the First Baptist
The club consists of members of all
lenominations, and this will be n grea,
co-operative get-together day for the
churches of our city. There will be
several ladies in the party, who will
speak at the Woman’s Rally at four
o’clock in the afternoon.
Rev. J. 8. Settle has returned from
South Georgia, where he has been en
had good meetings for several weeks,
gaged in meetings for several weeks.
He had good meetings at all of his
churches in that section of the state.
Mrs. Wallace Wilson, of Villa Rica,
was the guest of Mrs. G. W. DeLaPer
ricre first of the week.
“DON’T GAMBLE IN COTTON FUTURES,
FOR YOU CANNOT BEAT THE BOARD,”
SAYS JOHN M. WILLIAMS, IN ARTICLE
Mr. Williams Says Statistics Show
That 85 Per Cent of All Spec
ulations Are Losses.
My attention has been called to the
assumed supposition by quite a lot of
my friends and others that I huve made
u lot of money in the last few weeks
in cotton futures.
I do not know how this information
got to the public mind, but it is rather
embarrassing to me to be pointed out
as a fellow, who “beat the board,” for
it can’t be done. I am not confirming
or denying the fact that I have made
money but if I have made it, I made it
in spot cotton, but I always use the
board to protect my interests, as well
is the mill of which I am president,
and have never made one dollar in my
life in futures.
Quite a number of people have come
ro me the past weeks and asked me to
send orders for them and I have in
many instances refused to do so, especi
ally when the persons did not have
noney enough to back them in their
contracts, or needed it to pay their
I want to say in the first instance,
hat I have never in my life advised
any one to gamble in cotton futures and
specially young men, as it is one of
the most demoralizing things any one
•an do. I want to say right here that
ny rule is that 1 will not permit any
of my employees to speculate iu
cotton. If 1 find it out and they know
it also, that they will at once be dis
barged from my service. 1 have seen
people who were speculating in cotton
and would act like crazy men and were
not fit to attend to business and were
no pleasure in their homes or to their
X have been in business twenty-seven
, ars and bought my first cotton twen
y-seven years ago and 1 believe flint
there is a living in it for any one who
will go at it in a merchandising way
hut you cannot gamble on the board
find get away with it; so my advise to
every one is not to gamble in cotton
and the best citizens of the country
are against it. You occasionally
and often pick up a newspaper
and find where some bank official has
committed suicide. Trace the cause
and you will find many of them are
due to gambling in cotton futures and
many of them today are in the gang
from embezzlement and in almost ev
ery case homes are broken up and
women and ehldren are made to suf
fer the balance of their lives on ac
count of this speculation by using oth
er people's money.
I wish to add further that any man,
who will speculate some time or other,
will do rash things that he would not
do when he had no interest in specu
lating propositions, and when we think
of the suicides that have been caused
ven in Georgia, this should tie warn
ing to all to refrain from it and my ad
vice again to all is “don’t speculate in
I am quite sure that a great many
II question me on the point that
here can’t be money made in cotton fut
ures, imt I want to say right here that
every time you sell or buy a bale on the
board, there is another fellow, on the
other end of the line, that thinks he is
just as smart as you are and takes
the other end. The only difference in
gamtiling in cotton futures arid poker is
hat you see the fellow across the ta
ble and you know he got your money,
but in cotton futures you do not know
it, and you stand about as good a
chance in a game of poker, us you do
in gambling in the cotton futures. Sta
tistics show that 85 per cent of specula
tors lose, so you have a slim chance to
I want to say again that 1 have never
advised any one to speculate but ad
vised them against it, although my bus
iness is a cotton business and 1 have
to buy and sell cotton futures to pro
tect my sales and purchases and it is
not every time that the sales arid pur
chases even then protect my interests.
That is what the cotton future market
is really for, for the cotton trade to
hedge themselves against purchases
and sales of spot cotton. I want to
<ay further that one of the greatest
objections to the cotton business is the
temptation to speculate. But a young
man who thoroughly (“quips himself can
make some money in the cotton busi
ness if he will let the gambling alone.
I trust this letter will be of interest
to some, if they do not take my advice,
as the wave of speculating just now in
THE STRAND THEATER PROGRAM
MONDAY AND TUESDAY, Sept. 19
and 20. ISOBEL, by CURWOOD.
WEDXESDY, Sept. 21.—BENEFIT
ATHENS AND BTH
By W. H. FAUST.
Saturday was red letter day with the
editorial fraternity of the Eighth and
Ninth districts in Georgia. Athens is
'always an ideal hostess to any sort of
I organization, and it seems that she out
: did herself on the occasion of the quar
i terly meeting of the pen pushers of the
two finest district press conventions, in
The addresses of welcome and the
speeches made by the editors, them
selves, were gems and will be comment
ed on at length by other writers. Two
of the outstanding feutures of the day
were the dinner at the State Norrnul
school and the visit to Costa’s. The
people of Athens and vicinity do not
realize what a magnificent institution
they have in the State Normal School.
Prof. Pound is the efficient bead of
one of the most potentially influential
schools in this or any other state. And
such a student body! Hundreds of our
brightest girls, and a few boys among
the number, equipping themselves for
usefulness in the state, j Certainly the
fare is tine and no one can complain
of the table’end of the Normal. Preach
ers and editors know what is good to
eat, from Editor Shannon, of Com
merce, with liis famous yellow-legged
chickens at home, to Fuust and his fa
mous ones abroad. Each editor pres
ent was delighted with dinner and
One could but feel as he looked upon
this fine array of future citizens and
mothers that the great old Empire
State is not retrograding at all in the
educational world. Editor McWhort
er, of the Ninth, and Editor Camp, of
the Eighth, made happy and appropri
ate after dinner speeches conveying to
lie school the profound thanks of the
body for their generous hospitality
After tliis bountiful luncheon, the
1 editors were carried to Costa’s fa
mous ice cream plant, the most thor
■ onghly modern and up-to-date in the
South where tons of the summer deli
cacy is sliipp and out monthly It is
worth anyone’s time to look through
this splendid plant. In the refrigera
tor we were cooled off for the first time
this summer, doors closed and temper
ature at zero The Costas Hie a live
hunch of business men. And cream!
You should have seen Caldwell, of Mon
roe, and Bacon, of Madison. No hearty
growing school boys ever did more jus
tice to an occasion than did these writ
ers to the ice cream. And then Mr.
Costa handed out cigars and candles
to the gentlemen and ladies.
Keep your eyes on the Costas. When
it comes to'business and cordial hospi
talty they have no equals in the entire
We fellows of the Ninth thoroughly
enjoyed the day. Our hosts were su
p Datively kind and gracious to us
and we are just tugging at ihe tether
o return the courtesies of the charm
ingly delightful day.
Athens, with her fine dailies and her
great educational institutions and de
this splendid plant In the refrgera
atong every line and it is always good
to visit the Classic City.
GEORGIA’S TAX VALUES OFF.
Tax values in Georgia for 1021 fell
<iff $78,811,181 as compared with the
returns for 1020. The taxable values
In 1020 amounted to $1,181,471,008, and
values in 1021 amounted to $1,102,159,-
877. The depreciation is represented
chiefly in livestock, money, notes, ac
counts and other personal property.
The loss is confined mostly to the rur
al counties of the state, in which the
depreciation has more than offset the
gains shown by the counties in which
there are located large cities.
-mall lots, of from 10 to 50 bales on
the board all through the cotton belt
from Mexico to Carolina in appalling.
Even clerks, merchants and many oth
ers are tendering their deeds for loans
o buy cotton futures and this will spell
ruin to those engaging in it. so if yon
ire engaging in this nefnrious business
s op it at once and if you are contem
plating going into it, forget it and try
>d lead a happy life. Itespt. yofirs,
J. M. WILLIAMS.