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The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, August 06, 1915, Image 1

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Yol. 43—No. 32 BUTTS COUNTY MAN NOW CHIEF OF POLICE IN ATLANTA CAPT. W. M. MAYO IS MADE CHIEF Beavers Loses Out Before Police Board MAYO’S FRIENDS PLEASED New Chief Has Been Con nected With Atlanta Po lice Department For A Good Many Years Captain W. M. Mayo, a former Butts county boy but for several years a citizen of Atlanta, was elected chief of police of Atlanta Tuesday. He succeeds chief J. L. Beavers, who was removed by the police board. Beavers was suspended several days ago and Capt. Mayo was placed in charge as acting chief. The election of Capt. Mayo as chief of Atlanta’s police depart ment is very gratifying to his hundreds of friends in Butts county, where he was born and grew to manhood. He has been a member of the police force in Atlanta for a great many years, and is very popular. Last year he made the race for sheriff of Fulton county and missed election by a narrow margin. Chief Mayo is the son of Mr. J. M. T. Mayo, of Stark, one of the county’s most substantial citizens and prominent Confederate vet eran. That he will make Atlanta one of the most popular and effi cient police chiefs that city has ever had is the confident belief and wish of his numerous friends in his native county. THE POST OFFICE RECEIPTS HOLD UP Practically Same in 1915 as Year Before A BUSINESS BAROMETER Decrease For Fiscal Year Ending June 30 Amount ed to Only $7.12 —This Is A Splendid Showing The receipts at the Jackson post office for the fiscal year end ing June 30, 1915 were just $7.12 less than for the same period in 1914. This is.a fine showing. It dem onstrates that Jackson is holding its own in a business way, which is a lot more than a number of towns and cities can say. Atlan ta’s postal receipts showed a de crease of several thousand dol lars, and the same is true of oth er large cities. Postal receipts have long been regarded as a reliable business barometer. In the case of Jack son it shows that business has -'been very nearly normal for the rvast year. Receipts by quarters from June 30, 1914 to June 30, 1915, are as follows: Ist quarter, $1627.14 2nd quarter, 1790.03 3rd quarter, 1540.85 4th quarter, 1689.63 The total receipts for 1914 were $6654.77 and for 1915 $6647.65, showing a difference of $7.12 in favor of 1914. THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS BEST CORN IN WHOLE COUNTRY Butts County Likely to Equal U. S. Record WHAT A VISITOR THINKS .. 1_ # County’s Many Fine Steel Bridges And Promising Corn Fields Elicit Hearty Praise of Macon Man That Butts county has some fine corn and an abundance of it is generally known by those at all familiar with conditions. But it was not commonly known that the county is likely to be a contender for the southern championship. The following letter will be of timely interest to the people of the county as throwing light on Butts’ corn crop: Macon, Ga., July 28. 1915. Dear Mr. Editor: While on a visit to Indian Springs I was greatly impressed with the num ber of good steel bridges in your county. I believe the only wood en bridge was near the Wigwam and your roads are fine. The corn field near Bibb sta tion looks like corn in my old state of Illinois. During my long service in the agricultural depart ment of my state I never saw any corn to equal the Watkins patch. I believe it will be one of the “top notchers” for the year, if it does not break the U. S. offi cial record. Truly yours. J. G. Smith. PROCRESS-ARGUS IN NEW BUILDING Now Being Published on Mulberry Street HAS LARGER QUARTERS First Issue to Be Published in The New Home This Week —Plenty of Room For Modern Plant The Progress-Argus will be published hereafter from the old Argus building on Mulberry street. The plant of the Progress was moved last week to the new location. The present building will af ford apipje room for issuing the paper; It was constructed spe cially for a newspaper plant, hav ing a concrete floor for the press es and other heavy machinery. In the front of the building is a large space fqr office roqijn,,,.. As soon as the paper has time to get adjusted and gets all the machinery in place it will have one of the best arranged plants in the countrv. No effort will be spared to make the arrangement attractive. Thqre is a great deal of work connected with moving a news paper outfit and in getting ev erything arranged properly. It will be several Jays yet before all adjustments are made. As soon as the details are worked out and everything is straighten ed out friends of the paper will be invited to call and inspect the plant. JACKSON, GEORGIA, AUGUST 6, 1915 REUNION OF THIRTIETH 6EOR6IA WELL ATTENDED Among the veterans from this county who attended the annual reunion of the Thirtieth Georgia regiment at Riverdale last Friday were Messrs. J. F. Preston, B. T. Deason, L. E. Stephens, J. A. Dodson and J. M. T. Mayo. The attendance was large and the entertainment of a lavish character. There were several short but spirited addresses. On account of a business engagement Governor Harris could not attend. GOOD YEAR FOR UNION WAREHOUSE Annual Meeting Held on Tuesday J. J. MAPP IS PRESIDENT New Rooms Will Be Ad ded to Take Care of In creasing Business —Year Was Profitable One When the stockholders of the Farmers’ Union Warehouse met in annual session Tuesday they were encouraged at the fine show ing made during the past year. In every way the business for the past twelve months was declared to have been the most profitable in the history of the institution. A substantial dividend, repre senting the earnings of the paaf; year, was declared and carried to the improvement and building fund. This has always been the policy of this warehouse and the earnings used for improvements have made the warehouse the solid financial institution it is to day. It was decided to build another room to the warehouse to handle the growing business. There is a vacant lot 60 by 240 feet and a part of this space will be utili zed for the new room. Another room will also be built at the seed station. The seed house is one of the most popular departments connected with the warehouse, it is stated. Mr. S. J. Smith, who has been president for some time, declined to serve another term and the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: J. J. Mapp—president. J. S. Ham—vice president. F. L. Walthall —secretary and R. E. Evans assistant secretary. J. M. Gaston —general mana ger and treasurer. Mr. W. C. Bond was again elec ted scalesmanand Mr. L. A. Caw thon assistant scalesman, and, shipping clerk. Mr. T. £)* Caw thon was elected manager at the seed station. The board of directors consist of the following gentlemen: .* Messrs. W. J. Garr, £J. L.. Gray, G. P. Saunders, Wi F. Stfroud, J. D. Brownlee. -a. EOUCATUIN BOMB MEETS AUGUST TWENTY-FOURTH ■ a The monthly meeting of the Butts County Board of Education will be held on the 24, the regu lar meeting Tuesday having been postponed until later. The Board has a number of business mat ters to consider at the meeting on the 24, and plans for the fall term of the public schools wUA’De gone over at that **me. DOMESTIC SCIENCE FOR THE FLOVILLA SCHOOL The Flovilla High School will add a department of Domestic Science to the curriculum for the fall session. This is regarded as a forward step for the Flovilla school, which in additition to the Jackson public school, is the only educational institution in Butts county to have a department of Domestic Science. It also shows the interest being taken in this important subject. SIXTH DISTRICT SCHOOL OPENS 31 Prof. Maxwell Visits City in Interest College A HANDSOME CATALOGUE Preparations Being Made For Opening of The Fall Term—Bright Outlook For Institution 'Prof. W. H. Maxwell, principal the Sixth District A. &M. School at Barnesville, was a vis itor here Monday. He was dis tributing catalogues and litera ture concerning the school. Prof. TANARUS, 0. Galloway of the Agricul tural department accompanied him. The fall term of the Sixth Dis- trict School begins August 31. The outlook for a successful ses sion is most encouraging. The k ’gest enrollment and attend ee in the annals of the institu tion is expected this fall. This school is doing a splendid and substantial work in training boys and girls for the practical duties of life. Prof. Maxwell has builded the Sixth District School into one of the best of the district agricultural schools. Being a state institution no tu ition is charged. Board may be had at $72 for the entire term, and all fees aggregate less than $lO, making the total cost around SBO for the term. A handsome catalogue has re cently been issued by the school and prospective students are re quested to address Prof. Maxwell for one of these attractive illus trated bulletins. Prof. Maxwell is also carrying an advertisement of the school in the Progress-Ar gus for a month. NEGRO MAN WAS KILLED SUNDAY NEAR JACKSON So! Clowes, aged about 40, was shot and instantly killed Sunday by the 14-year-old boy of Salße Grubbs. All parties are colored. The trouble occurred on the farm of Mr. Joe Bell near the Butts-S^alcJing.Jjfiie. Clowes and the Grubbs jvoman •had a falling; out,-and the man Attacked tftewdfrian wftfi am irbn bar, knocking her teeth put In attempting .to help his mother a 12-year-old. boy received an ugly gash across the stomach .at the hanus of CieWes. After cutting the young : boy. Clowes again at tacked the woman, and it was then that the elder of the boys secured a shot gun and fired at the negro desperado at close range, tearing a hole through his body. Sheriff L. M. Crawford and Coroner F. C. investi gated the murder Monday and defied it was a case of ju3tifia f ble homicide and no arrest was i made. WANTS CHANGE AT STATE COLLEGE OF ARGRICULTURE Greensboro, Ga., July 30, 1915. Editor of the Athens Banner:— On the resignation of Professor A. B. Pike the Banner printed the following comment from Dr. Soule: “Only when Georgia has' the ability to compete with other states in payment of salaries, will it be able to hold the men it has trained.” Knowing that similar statements had been made when other® left the College I wrote to one of its officers to ascertain the facts. His reply was, “As to Prof. Pike, he was not an officer of the State College of Agriculture at any time, being an official of the U. S. government with local headquarters here. The College paid none of his salary.” Dr. Soule was trying to make it appear that Georgia had not provided money to run the College with. Let us look a little fur ther into this. Beginning in 1906, a year before Dr. Soule’s ad vent, and due to the patient work of many persons and the general interest in agricultural education, the Legislature has voted in creasing funds for the support of the College. The sum of these appropriations is $754,500 and the appropriation for 1915 was $103,000. If, as Dr. Soule asserts, the professors leave the College because they are not paid as much as they earn, why with $103,000 at his command does he not pay them? Few. if any, of the professors believe that an increase in ap propriations would make a difference in their salaries. Their sal aries are determined in part by a schedule, a professor of a cer tain rank drawing the pay corresponding to that rank. Their ad vancement in rank depends in part on length of service and in part on Dr. Soule’s recommendation. The budget for salaries is made up by Dr. Soule. So Dr. Soule blames the State for stinginess when he more than any one man in Georgia is responsible for the size of the salaries that are paid. The Legislature appropriates the money; the Trustees delegate the division of it to hiqyrand he spends it for other things. - As to the professors leaving for larger it is doubtful if that is the cause in more than a few cases. \&3Fis true that Dr. Soule has made it a policy to get young men from a distance; and these men do not have the same depth of absorption in their work or the same attachment to Georgia that older men and natives hav~. It is also true that Dr. Soule’s personality encourages the merce nary point of view. But once a college professor is absorbed in his work, he does not want to change. They have been known to refuse higher salaries rather than make a change; and on the other hand, they have accepted smaller salaries when a change meant better working conditions. The cause back of most of the maify resignations from the College of Agriculture is not small salaries. One cause of discontent is Dr. Soule’s suppression of the pro fessors. Matters are submitted to them, but they find they are not expected to express an opinion unless it is in accord with his own. An example will make this point clear. A committee had occasion to report a matter to the faculty for its action. It had been submitted before: and it had been found impossible to get an expression of opinion; and it was not as Dr. Soule asserted, be cause they were a lot of cowards. It was because they knew "Hat an expression of opinion would do no good. So the committee sent a member privately to the professors. The vote wa9 rejected by Dr. Soule. A second vote was taken. I noted that the person who called rubbed out my name as soon as my vote was recorded. He explained that he could not get a frank expression if there was a chance of Dr. Soule’s finding out how the men voted. This precaution was a wise one, for Dr. Soule afterwards tried to find out how the men voted. In spite of the precaution one professor told me he voted the way Dr. Soule wanted the vote to go, not because he believed it was the best way; but because he thought that to vote agamat the measure would mean the renewal of a senes of spiteful acts to which he had once before been subjected. Such conditions at* not pleasant for earnest men. Another cause of discontent in the College is Dr. Soule’s dency to extend his authority beyond its limits, A8 an exampleC this I quote the following order; March (>, 1912 To the Heads of Departments: Please read the accompanying letter. Prompt action on our part seems likely to insure the passage of Jhe Lever Bill. Please write to ten prominent citizens wnofii Jrotl think you can induce to write letters to Senator Hoke Smith, Hon. John Lamb, chairman of the House Com mitte on Agriculture; Senator H. E. Burnham, chairman of the Senate Committe on Agriculture. It is important that these letters go off immediately. Ask them to endorse House Bill 18,160 and Senate Bill 4,563. Please write the names and addresses of parties you will communicate with on the attached sheet. Very respectfully, ANDREW M. SOULE, President. I did not fa.vor these .bills and I made a note to that effect op posite my name. Dr. Soule took me to task. I explained that my influence with my friends in matters of legislation is a part of my citizenship, and that I did not sell my citizenship when I entered the employment of the College. He paid thatjhe others wrote to their "friends. To this I replied that the others, were as free, to do it as I was not to do it. Then he ’said he was'* acting under' in structions from the Board. I did not say so at thfe time, but I would like to see those instructions. I understand*'that he after wards claimed that he did not meqnfp coerce , mg. But why did he bring tne matter up at all ana why in an angry manner? Why his retreat from one position to another and final refuge behind the skirts of the Board? That my views were shared by others is proved by the amendment of the bijls before their enactment. Moreover. QRC of the professors who wrote as ordered told me that he did not favor the bills; but that he preferred riot to let Dr. Soule know it; so he wrote to persons who could b#'counted on ta do.nothing or to oppose them. Conditions that indude a man to usmt a rouffd about method like that speak top themselves. Af.ter en actment it be.comes.the duty of each prpfessor to qjrry out the law in so far as it falls within his department; b>i*i while legislation is in progress, those professors should b>4A tree to favor it or oppose it as other citizens. This is a larger .question than the welfare of a professor who may be csAteci on to choose between his political birthright and his yah. Is it our policy here in Georgia to support by tax money faculty of scientists seeking after truth or aWhip driven Mo'oy seeking after appropriations? That question cornea, b/yme with the greater force when we remember that there are I farm demonstrators all over the State and that these: are directed from the College. Does that direction include, expressed or implied, the position they are to take on appropriations? Another case is that of the Country Club. Some of the pro fessors were members of the club when it voted in lockers. Dr. Soule made talk about it. It is hard to understand Avhy it'was so.:, very wicked of those professors to belong to that club when Dr* (Continued on page 2) Jackson Argus Established 1873 j Butts County Progress Established 1882 \ Consolidated July 8, Hlf