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The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, March 17, 1916, Image 1

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THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS Vol 44—No. 11 ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW ALL MADE Entries to Close at Noon Saturday 30 CANDIDATES IN FIELD As Soon as Assessments Are Paid Official Ballot Will Be Prepared—All Candidates Are Hulling With the date for entries to close in the Butts county primary set for Saturday, March 18, it is now probably settled that all an nouncements are in and that the present crop of candidates will fight it out before the voters on April 5. A total of 31 announcements have been made, but Mr, W. H. Barnes withdrew from the race for Treasurer, leaving only thir ty avowed candidates for the various offices. These are divided as follows: Tax Collector, ten; Treasurer, seven; Tax Receiver, four; Sheriff, two; School Superin tendent, two; Coroner, two; Or- dinary. Clerk and Surveyor, one each. Of course, it is not known at this time if all the candidates will pay their assessments and thereby qualify by having their names placed on the official ballot. The time for paying assess ments expires at 12 o’clock, noon, Saturday, March 18. Up to this time only a few of the candidates have paid. With the primary only a few weeks off there is considerable interest and activity in political circles. Every man is working hard rounding up the voters and putting the finishing touches on his political fences. “Prepared ness” is a popular slogan with the candidates just now, and when April 6 dawns there will be unloosed a lot of heavy artillery. On the whole there is a lot of good-natured interest in the cam paign and the candidates appear to be enjoying themselves most of all. MR. LAVENDER FOR DEPUTY SHERIFF Mr. W. F. Lavender, of Jack son, is a candidate for Deputy Sheriff on the staff of Sheriff L. M. Crawford, the announcement being made this week. Mr. Lav ender is apopularand well known young man, numbers his friends by his acquaintances, is an exper ienced officer and would prove an alert and capable deputy. He has been bailiff in Jackson dis trict for several years and has been prompt and faithful in the discharge of every duty. It is thought he will add considerable strength to the ticket, and Mr. Lavender’s friends will be glad to give him their active support. Ordinary’! Offlc* CAPT. IEYERT TO MAKE MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS Captain 0. P. LeVert, of At lanta, has been invited by the Larkin Watson chapter, Daugh ters of the Confederacy of this city, to deliver the Memorial Day address this year. It is thought he will accept. Capt. LeVert, who is a Confederate veteran, is said to be an unusually fine speaker arid his approaching visit to this city will be an event of interest. Complete details of the Mem orial Day plans will be published as soon as the program is arrang ed by the chapter. FIRE COMPANY HOLDS MEETING Officers Were Elected on Friday Night WANT NEW EQUIPMENT Mr. H. W. Turner Chosen President Committees Appointed to Confer With City Council New officers were elected by the Jackson Fire Department at a meeting held Friday night of last week. They include: H. W. Turner, president; R. L. Carter, vice president; G. B. Car reker, secretary; W. H. Merritt, treasurer. The following captains of reels were chosen: Captain first reel, W. H. Boring; captain second reel, J. L. Lock* hart; captain third reel, J. P. Etheridge. A committee was appointed to re-arrange the by-laws and report at the next meeting, which will be held Friday night, March 24, at 7:30 o’clock. A committee was also appointed to confer with Council about the installation of a new system of fire alarms. Eighteen members were pres ent at the meeting Friday night. At the next meeting several new members will be elected, it being planned to bring the total mem bership up to about forty. Several other matters of interest to the department will be discussed at the next meeting and present and prospective members are expected to be present promptly at 7:30 o’clock. MR. QUINN OUT FOR BUTTS CO. TREASURER Attention is directed to Mr. H. J. Quinn’s announcement for the office of Treasurer. His platform has already attracted considera ble attention and has been the subject of comment in political circles. Mr. Quinn has been a resident of the county for a num ber of years and is quite well known to the voters, having al ways manifested keen interest in the political affairs of the com munity. He holds an important position with the Pepperton Cot j ton Mills. Mr. Quinn's candi dacy will occasion no little inter est in the present campaign and ■ his supporters are confident he will make an excellent showing in the primary of April 5. JACKSON, GEORGIA, MARCH 17, 1916 TREASURER WILL GO ON SALARY The Notice is Now Being Published IS OF WIDE INTEREST Proposed Law Effectiv e January 1, 1917—N0 Sal ary Mentioned —Grand Jury Favored Change As will be seen from the no tice of Senator Fletcher and Rep resentative Towles in this issue a bill will be introduced in the next session of the legislature to place the Treasurer of Butts coun ty on a salary. Of interest to every voter in the county, this notice of local legislation will be of special in terest to the seven candidates for Treasurer in the present cam paign. The proposed law will become effective the first dav of January, 1917. This proposed legislation is in keeping with the recommenda tions of the Grand Jury .at the February, 1915, term of Butts Superior Court. At that time, it will be recalled, it was recomend- ed that the salary of the treasur er be fixed at $300.00 per annum. Under the present commission system the compensation of the treasurer is probably around $1,600 per year. A number of counties are either abolishing the office of treasurer or placing that official on a sal ary. Considering the amount of work done it is generally thought the treasurer, under the present law, is well paid for his service. The compensation of the treas urer under the proposed law is not known, not being set out in the notice. 6EOR6IA EDUCATORS MEET IN MACON APRIL 20-22 The Georgia Educational Asso ciation will convene in Macon April 20-21-22. This is the fifty-first annual meeting of the assocation, and it is one of importance to every tea cher in the state. There will be fully one thousand teachers, principals and superintendents present. It will be a good time for teachers to get acquainted, to get inspiration for their work, and to stimulate their profession al spirit. A good program is promised with interesting speakers and live topics. Rural school improve ment, prompt payment of tea chers, compulsory education and adult illiteracy are some of the questions that will be discussed. There will be some educators pres ent from outside the state, among these the president of the Na tional Educational Association. ’ Every teacher in this county ought to attend this meeting. ENTHUSIASTIC FAIR MEETING WAS HELD HERE SATURDAY Grounds Selected And Charter Accepted And Ordered Published Stock Being Subscribed Readily by Farmers, Bankers And Merchants —Great Interest Shown Now That Fair Association Is Ready to Get Down to Busi ness-Date of Fair October 24th to Odtober 27th Tuesday, October 24 through Friday, October 27, both inclusive, were the dates selected for the Butts county fair at the meeting of the directors Saturday. The first three days will be used by the white people, and Friday, the last day, will be given over to the colored citizens. The Ellis property has been leased for the purposes of holding the fair. The property was leased in periods of two years, up to ten years, with the privilege of re leasing at the expiration of that time. A rental of $l5O per year will be paid for the grounds. Saturday’s meeting was the best and most enthusiastic yet held by the fair association and several important matters were disposed of. The building and grounds committee will proceed at once with the work of erecting buildings, opening streets and constructing an atheletic field. It was definitely decided at the meeting Saturday not to have a race track, for this season at least. Farm Agent Rice will act in conjunction with the vice presi dent in each districtand will make an active canvass for fund*. The SANDY PLAINS HAS A MOST FLOURISHING CLUB Several flourishing Industrial Clubs have been organized in the several districts of the county through the efforts of Agricultur al Agent Rice and Canning Club Agent, Mrs. C. A. Butner. Mr. Rice wishes to call attention to the fact that the date for joining the Boys Corn Club expires April 1 and the Pig Club May 1. The following boys and girls are mem bers of the Sandy Plains Indus trial Club: Boys Corn Club—J. B. Ezelle, G. W. Washington, John George Brooks, Forest Hale, Robert Lee Flynt, Lamar Washington. Lanier Ridgeway, Marvin Martin. Boys Pig Club—Forest Hale, Thomas Hale, Harvey Martin, Mack Ridgeway, Lamar Washing ton, Lobert Lee Flynt, G. W. Washington, Robert Evans. Pon der Spencer. Poultry Club —Forest Hale, Emmalene Hale, Myrtle Weaver, Robert Evans. GirlsCanningClub—Emmalene Hale, Sara McClendon, Magg : e Martin, Anno Lou Spencer, Ma rie Spencer, Robert Evans. IIS i Con.olid.led Jo., B people of the countv are taking a commendable interest in the fair and the stock will be subscribed without any trouble, it is believed. The charter, as reported by the committee, was accepted and is now being published. Several enthusiastic talks were made at Ihe meeting Saturday. Mr. F. S. Etheridge, who served as president of the Butts County Fair Association in 1914-15, and who has always been a firm friend of the movement, addressed the association and pledged his active support. He stressed the educa tional feature of the fair, and as president of the Georgia Bankers Association, said every farmer in the cotton belt should strive to make his farm self-sustaining. Mr. Etheridge, who is chairman of the finance committee of the fair association, was given a vote of thanks for his helpful talk. At the next meeting it is hoped the committee on premiums will be ready to report. By that time it is also hoped to have the ma jority of the stock sold. The meeting is in every way an im portant one and every officer and member of the association should be present if possible. COLORED CITIZENS FORM A FAIR ASSOCIATION The colored citizens of Butts county are working industriously in the interest of a fair to be held in Jackson this fall. At a recent meeting the following officers were elected: President, P. C. Saunders; sec retary, P. G. Page; treasurer, Alex Hunter. The following directors were also elected: Worthville—W. M. Wade, Frank Williamson, Tom Weaver. Stark—Alfred Vason, George Thornton, Eugene Mayo. Flovilla—Alonzo McClendon, John Lawrence, John Hardwick, Smith Holland. Cork—Lucian Bell, B. Beß, Walker Allen. Indian Springs—Ned Head, John Hightower, W. M. Head. Coodys—Sam Norris, Gus Sa vage. Tobe Owens. Towaliga—Tom Jester, Lincoln Middlebrooks, Charlie Benton. Jenkinsburg-Charlie Andrews, Green Wise, Henry Wimbush. • Buttrill—Tom Newton, Henry Stodghill, Ranee McKibben. Another meeting was held Saturday at the C. M. E. church in Jackson. The name of the organization is the Butts County Colored Fair Association, and some of the most representative negroes in the countv are enlisted in the movement. These colored citizens desire to learn more about farming and livestock raising and their efforts along this line should be encouraged.