BUTTS COUNTY FAIR OCTOBER 19-22
THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 43— No. ft*""!’ Office
BOYS READY TO
Other Details oi Fair to
OPENS MONTHFROM NOW
Field Agent Busy Looking
After Important Work-
Fair Boosters Will Have
Another Meeting Odt. 2
As the date of the Butts Coun
ty Fair draws nearer everybody
is busy boosting, pulling and
working for the biggest event of
the year from a local viewpoint.
Mr. J. S. Lewis, who has the
field operations in charge, is
helping the Corn Club boys har
vest and measure their corn. Out
of more than a hundred and fif
teen who enrolled in the spring,
it is thought a large percentage
of that number will stick to the
end. A prize will be awarded at
the state fair for the county with
the largest number of corn club
boys in line, and Butts will try for
It is of interest to the corn club
boys and the canning club girls
to learn fit Butts county has
been assigned a good place at
the state fair for the display of
Prof. Ross M. Gridley, of the
State Agricultural College, Ath
ens, will act as judge of the live
stock department. He acted in
that capacity very acceptably at
the fair here last year.
The fact that Loring Brown is
to judge the poultry show has al
ready been noted.
The fair association will have
its next meeting Saturday, Octo
ber 2. Only one or two more
meetings will be held and it is
of the utmost importance that
the various committees turn out
and help to round up the details
of the fair before the opening.
Those who are going to have
floats in the parade the first day
should report that fact to the
advertising committee so they
may be assigned positions. The
ueorgia Harvest Festival to be
held in Atlanta November 15-20,
will give $2,000 in cash prizes to
the counties having the best
floats. Butts county should get
in the swim and trv for some of
this prize money.
L'iERS LICENSE NOW
n SALE BY GAME WARDEN
Game warden J. G. Maddox
now has on sale hunt rs license
for the approaching season. The
names of all persons securing li
cense will be published, Mr.
Maddox states, so that that it
can be seen just who is entitled
The price of county license is
$1.00; state license $3.00; non
resident license $15.00.
SUPERIOR COURT OVER
LAST THURSDAY NICHT
Judge Searcy adjourned court
Thursday night, after a four day
The last case tried was that of
W. W. Wilson against the City
of Jackson. The plaintiff was
awarded a verdict of $l6O. The
suit was for some seven hundred
odd dollars and was brought for
alleged damage to the plaintiff’s
property near the waterworks
Two civil and three criminal
cases were disposed of during
the week. None of the damage
suits against the Central Georgia
Power Company were reached.
The second suit against the Tow
aliga Falls Bower Company, that
of Mrs. Mamie Foster, was not
completed owing to the illness of
Capt. Grantland’s brother.
AT RIPE AGE
MRS. CURRY DIES
Was A Highly Esteemed
SICK ONLY SHORT TIME
The End Came Friday Af
ternoon —Funeral And
Interment at Historic Old
Bethel Church Saturday
Mrs. W. D. Curry, one of the
most highly respected women in
the county, passed away at her
home in this city Friday after
noon of last week. She was sick
only a few days and news of her
death came as a shock not only
to her family but to a large cir
cle of friends.
Mrs. Curry was a Miss Barnes
before her marriage. She had
attained the ripe age of 76 years.
Possessing many excellent quali
ties of character, she endeared
herself to ail her acquaintances.
Asa wife she was true and de
voted, as a mother tender and
sacrificing, and there are many
who will mourn her passing.
The funeral was held at Old
Bethel church Saturday afternoon
at 3 o’clock. Rev. Olin King of
the Methodist church conducted
the services. Attesting the es
teem in which the deceased was
held a large number of friends
and relatives gathered to pay a
Mrs. Currv is survived by her
husband. Mr. W. D. Curry, for
mer sheriff of Butts county and
chairman of the board of Tax
Assessors; one son, Mr. J. H.
Curry; fiye daughters. Mrs. J.
C. Redman, Mrs. C. W. Bryan,
Mrs. J. D. Burford and Mrs. Ed
Gray and Mrs. J. J. McKibben.
JACKSON, GEORGIA, SEPTEMBER 24, 1915
BUTTS COUNTY TO
GET IN PICTURE
There Will Be Several
TO PUSH POWER CITY
Film on Georgia Will Be
Shown All Over This
And Other States in The
Next Few Months
Jackson and Butts connty will
be represented in the moving
picture film showing the resour
ces of Georgia.
Mr. Charles J. Haden, presi
dent of the Georgia chamber of
commerce, and Mr. W. H. Heahy,
of the Scenic Film Company,
visited Jackson Tuesday in the
interest of the movement. The
city and county and perhaps in
terested property owners, will
bear the expense of having the
films made. A committee will
decide on the views to be taken.
It is probable that views of In
dian Springs and the power plant
will be included in the film. It
is the idea of the local committee
to boost Jackson, the Power City,
strong and try to attract new en
The cost of the film is from
$12.50 to $25 a view or 50c a foot.
Those who have kept advised
of the movement know that the
Georgia chamber of commerce is
having a film made showing the
resources of Georgia, the manu
factories, agriculture, live stock,
good roads, churches, schools,
etc. This film will be shown not
only in Georgia, but in many of
the states of the country, and
will be a tremendous and far
reaching advertisement for the
Empire State of the South.
The picture was shown for the
first time in Atlanta last Thnrs
day night and people from all
parts of the state were present.
The production evoked the hearty
and enthusiastic praise of a rep
resentative audience, presided
over bv Governor Harris. Mr.
F. S. Etheridge and Mr. Hugh
Mallet represented Butts county
at the initial production of the
“Know Thy State” picture and
these gentlemen were greatly
impressed at the scope of the
The fair association is particu
larly anxious to have some views
of the floats and parade the first
day of the Butts County Fair,
October 19. Arrangements will
be made to have these views in
corporated in the film of Jackson
and Butts county.
OUR COUNTY FAIR;
A WORD OR TWO
Do you really want a good fair?
lam certain you do. There’s but
one way to have it —let every one
contribute something, however
A word to the Corn Club boys:
Don’t drop out, if you have not.
Stay in if you make only 25 bush
els of corn.
Here goes for a good fair.
J. S. Lewis.
PROF. G. E. RICE IS
NEW FARM AGENT
Prof. G. E. Rice has been nam
ed as Farm Demonstrator for the
remainder of this year to succeed
Mr. H. L. Worsham, who was
forced to give up the work on ac
count of ill health.
Mr. Rice will probably arrive in
the city this week and take up
the work. He is said to be a
first-class man in every respect
and the people of the county will
give him hearty co-operation in
Mr. Rice was sent to Butts
county in response to the request
of the county authorities for an
experienced man to carry on the
demonstration work. The ser
vices of a capable man are need
ed just now when the boys and
girls of the clubs are in an impor
tant stage of their work and the
details of the county fair to be
A POPULAR HIT
Advertisements Unique in
NEAT SUM WAS REALIZED
Prize Winners in Various
Classes Are Announced
—Entertainment Proved A
Popular Drawing Card
The Merchants Carnival staged
at the auditorii/m Friday even
ing, under the direction of the
Parent-Teacher Association, was
one of the most popular hits ever
seen in Jackson. A crowded
house witnessed the production
and a handsome sum was reali
Out of the ordinary, the per
formanceattracted attention from
the start, and a total of forty
seven entries were secured. Al
most every line of business in the
city was represented. The ad
vertisements were unique and
were arranged with good taste
and compelling attractiveness.
Six groups were represented
and the prizes of two dollars to
each class were awarded as fol
Class 1, Newton-Carmichael
Hardware Company, “Real life.”
Class 2. Jackson Coca Cola Bot
tling Company, “Bottled fun.”
Class 3, Svlvan Grove Dairy,
“Where are you going my pretty
Class 4. Carmichael Buggy
Company, “We should worry.”
Class 5, Star Store, “Ready
Class 6, First National Bank,
Several musical numbers added
to the pleasure and success of
The receipts at the door were
about $55 and this added to the
sale of advertising space brought
the total up to approximately
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Butts County Progress Established 1882 i Consolidated July 9,1915
HYMNS ARE SUNG
Pleasant Grove Church Is
Host to Meet
J. M. MCMICHAEL PRES.
High Falls Singing Con
vention Has Enjoyable
Two Days Session —Jas-
per Gets Next Meeting
Officers for the current year
elected at the annual session of
the High Falls Singing conven
tion, meeting with Pleasant
Grove church Friday and Satur
J. Matt McMichael, president.
R. G. Chafin, Jasper county,
L. L. Tison, secretary.
The two days session was well
attended and the interest dis
played shows there lingers a love
for the old fashioned songs sung
in the old fashioned way. Din
ner was served each day and in
this respect the good people of
the Pleasant Grove community
showed that they know how to
tempt and satisfy the appetite.
A program committee of five
members was appointed as fol
lows: W. W. Wilson, I. P. Ros
ser, Fleet Lovett, R. H. Smith,
R. G. Chafin, Will Bledsoe.
Some of the leaders, who were
assigned fifteen minutes each,
included: Ed Lavender. T. E.
Williams. Brown Combs, Rev.
Mr. Niblett, W. W. Wilson and
The High Falls Singing con
vention comprises four counties.
Butts, Jasper, Henry and New
ton. The next meeting goes to
DR. GAERTNER HERE IN
INTEREST OGLETHORPE UNI.
Dr. H. J. Gaertner, field agent
of Oglethorpe University, the
new Presbyterian school in At
lanta. has been here this week in
the interest of that institution.
The .Jackson Presbyterian
church has pledged SI,OOO to the
new institution. It is likely that
even more than that amount will
be raised by the people of the
community for the cause of ed
The people of the entire South
have done a splendid part by the
new university. Stockbridge,
Monticello and other towns in
this section have given gener
ously and Jackson Presbyterians
will not fail to respond liberally.
Preaching by the pastor at 11
a. m. Also the regular Sacri
mental service. Preaching at
7:45. Come to a home-like church.
Sunday School at 10 a. m. A
I. H. MTller, Minister.