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The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, July 16, 1915, Image 1

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THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS Vol. 43—No. 29 FIELD MEETING NEXT MONDAY Several Good Speakers on Program TO BE AT INDIAN SPRINGS Picnic Dinner Will Be En joyed on Grounds—Ral ly For The County Club Boys And Girls The Field Meeting and rally of the members of the Boys Corn 'club and Girls Canning club at Indian Springs on Monday, the 19, is arousing considerable in terest and a large crowd will no doubt be present. The program, which has pre viously been published, includes addresses by several of the pro fessors at the State College of Agriculture, and others. Dr. Sheely of the Southern Railway will talk on live stock, while Mr. S. M. Cown, in charge of dem onstration work in this district, will be present. Profs. Carter, Woodruff and Bigford of the Aricultural College will deliver addresses on timely subjects. County Agent Worsham has been working hard to make the occasion a success. He especial ly urges the Corn, Pig and Can ning club members to attend. Dinner will be served in picnic style at the casino at the noon hour, and those who attend are reminded to take full baskets. The meeting coming at a leis v ure season for most farmers will doubtless attract a large crowd. BOY SCOUTS SPENDING THIS WEEK IN CAMP Under the leadership of Scout Master Dr. Robert VanDeventer the Jackson Boy Scouts are at South River Bridge for a week’s encampment. The party left Jackson Monday morning and will return the last of the week. The time will be spent in boat ing, fishing and swimming and a royal good time is anticipated by the party. Those in the party are: Dr. Robert VanDeventer Robin Wood Julian Thurston Julian Turner Leonard McClure Edward Bryant Hampton Daughtry J. R. Carmichael Edward Carmichael Robert Edwards J. L. Bailey Louis Lane William Crum James Thomas Gus Jelks, of Hawkinsville Summer School Being Taught at Worthville Miss Mary Land is teaching a summer school at Worthvilie. She began the school, which will continue for several wftjp. Mon day of last week. Ordinary’s Office JOE BROWN MAY TACKLE TOM HARDWICK IN 1919 Atlanta, Ga., July 15—The un official announcement that ex- Governor Joseph M. Brown is to make the race for United States senator against Thomas W. Hardwick when that statesman’s term expires in 1919, has occa sioned more than usual interest. It is rather a long time ahead to announce, but Mr. Brown’s friends say he has made up his mind and is willing for every body to know he is in the ring. Hugh M. Dorsey, solicitor gen eral of Fulton county is “doped” out as the gubernatorial running mate of Mr. Brown. His famous conduct of the Leo Frank case has given him state-wide fame and it is considered practically certain that he will enter the race. PROF. CARTER HEADS SCHOOL i Been Elected to Impor tant Position WELL KNOWN EDUCATOR Eledted Principal of The Draketown Baptist Insti tute Considering Ac ceptance of Offer On last Wednesday the board of education of Draketown Bap tist Institute met at Temple, Ga., and elected Prof. C. L. Carter, of this city, president for next year. Draketown Institute is one of the five Mountain Schools in North Georgia supported by the Baptist Mission Boards. The school has a handsome brick build ing, costing around SIO,OOO, and is located in one of the best agri cultural sections of North Geor gia. It is supported by five as sociations. This is a responsible and impor tant position and Prof. Carter is to be congratulated on being elec ted over several other worthy ap plicants. Prof. Carter is a grad uate of Jackson High School, Holbrook Normal College and Mercer University. He has six year’s experience in teaching and his friends here expect him to make a success in his new work. He and his family will move immediately if he decides to ac cept the position. JACKSON, GEORGIA, JULY 16, 1915 / flj PROF. C. L. CARTER MAY ABOLISH BUTTSTREASURER Grand Jury Recommended Salary ol S3OO NOW BEING CONSIDERED Question of Keen Interest to Citizens of County- Many Counties Abolish ing Office of Treasurer Pursuant to the recommenda tions of the February grand jury, the office of county treasurer in Butts county may be abolished or the compensation of that official fixed, during the present session of the general assembly. The grand jury, it will be recalled, recommended that the treasurer be paid a salary of S3OO per year, instead of receiving a commission, as at present, and the represen tative was urged to have such a bill passed. It is not known :i Mr. Towles will have thi3 bill introduced. Senator Fletcher stated that he believed the recommendations of the grand jury ought to be fol lowed, but that he thought Rep sentative Towles should intro duce the bill and have it passed, inasmuch as the grand jury rec ommended that this legislation be looked after by the represen tative. - There is a good deal of interest in this matter and a large num ber of people favor either abol ishing the office* or fixing the treasurer’s compensation at a nominal sum. A good many counties are doing away with the office of treasurer, while others are cutting down the re muneration of that official, El bert county having fixed the the compensation of her county treasurer at S6O per year. TEACHERS WILL HAVE EXAMINATION JULY 30-31 An examination for teachers of the county will be held in Jack son Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31. The test this year will embrace a number of sub jects and two days will be re quired for applicants to complete the questions. Superintendent Mallet will be assisted in conducting the exam nation by Capt. F. L. Walthall. FEW GENERAL LAWS BEING PASSEO BY LEGISLATURE Atlanta, Ga., July 15—The Georgia legislature ended its third week today, and from the general tenor of corridor chat it is evident that the session will not be marked by any “freak” legislation. The members ap pear to be frowning upon all at tempts to put over an erratic bill and to be of the opinion that the state has plenty of general laws if they are enforced. But few measures of general nature have been passed and the flood of new bills have been mostly of a local nature. It promises to be the most conser vative session in years and the most devoid of oratory, though largely composed of new mem bers, who usually are anxious to attain fame by their eloquence. GEORGIA EDITORS STORM EASTMAN Annual Convention Met Monday ROYAL ENTERTAINMENT Quill Pushers Going On Outing to St. Simons And Brunswick—Good Papers Are Read Eastman, Ga., July 12.—The twenty-ninth annual convention of the Georgia Weekly Press As sociation was called to order to night in the court house by the president, P. T. McCutchen. A large attendance is present, some two hundred editors and their wives being registered for what promises to be one of the most important sessions held in years. The convention was welcomed to the city by representatives of the city government, commercial club, chamber of commerce, U. D. C. and C. M. Methvin, editor of the Eastman Times-Journal. Responses were made by Rev. L. P. Winter, of Newnan, and W. D. Upshaw of the Golden Age. A vocal solo by Miss Ruth Oppen heim and a reading bv Miss Mary Edwards were features of Mon day evening’s program. Tuesday morning there will be papers by Royal Daniel, of Quit man, J. Kelley Simmons, of Mc- Rae, W. T. Anderson, of Macon, Dr. A. M. Soule and others. At noon Tuesday the press par ty will be taken in automobiles to Mcßae and Helena where they will be guests at a fish fry. Tuesday evening there will be a reception at the home of Mrs. T. H. Edwards. The concluding business session will be held Wednesday morning when officers will be elected and the next meeting place selected, after which the editors and their families will go to St. Simons and Brunswick for an outing. Jackson Argus Established 1873 f i.i v o Butts County Progress Established 1882 S Consolidated July 9,1915 CARNEGIE LIBRARY LIKELY FOR CITY Matter Now Being Dis cussed Here MANY FAVOR PROJECT Matter Has Been Taken up With Carnegie Foun dation —Council to Con sider Enterprise The matter of establishing a Carnegie library in Jackson is now being discussed with a con siderable degree of interest and from expressions so far received a large number of the people of the community favor the move ment. The question was taken up with the Carnegie Foundation recently by Mr. Hugh Mallet, Superinten dent of Schools of Butts county. A library will be built and equip ped by the Carnegie Foundation, on condition that the city or an organization furnish a site and pay ten per cent of the cost of the building, annually, for main tenance. For instance, if the li brary cost SIO,OOO, the communi ty would be required to pay an nually SI,OOO for sustenance. Some members of Council, be fore whom the proposition will be laid at an early date, are said to favor the plan. Mr. Mallet is keenly interested in the library, as he is in all progressive steps hav ing the educational advancement of the county in view. Other prominent citizens endorse the movement. It is thought there will be no difficulty in securing a desirable site for the proposed institution. There is no denying the advan tage that a public library would be to the entire community. A full discussion of the matter is requested through these col umns and anybody having a lot that they wish to donate for a site has an opportunity to serve the community well. NEGRO SHOT DOWN BY POLICEMAN AT FLOVILLA In a fierce pistol duel with Po liceman Dan Brooks at Flovilla Thursday night of last week, a negro giving his name as Am brose Jackson was shot down and is now in the county jail serious ly wounded. The negro, together with two other blacks, was put off of the train by the conductor and turn ed over to the policeman to be locked up. When Policeman Brooks started to take Jackson in custody the negro drew his pistol and fired six shots at the officer. Fortunately none of the shots found their mark. The black started to run after emptying his pistol. Policeman Brooks then fired upon the flee ing negro, halting his dash with a bullet through the abdomen. In the excitement the other two negroes escaped. Mr. Brooks declares there is no fun in having a volley of lead whizzing all around one’s head.