THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Yol 44—No. 17
OVER $1 di&isry&q o '"
PRIZES FOR FAIR
Official Premium List Be
HOLD MEETING SATURDAY
Sudge Searcy Grants Char
ter to Association-Stock
To consider further develop
ments of the county fair, receive
reports of committees and plan
several important details, a meet
ing of the fair association will be
held in the court house Saturday
morning at 10 o’clock, April 29.
Premiums of more than SI,OOO
will be awarded in the eight de
Agricultural, Educational. Corn
Club, Pig Club, Canning Club
and Woman’s Department. The
official premium list will be got
ten out and distributed as early
as possible now. Worth while
prizes have been offered in each
of the various departments and
this fact should serve to arouse
keen rivalry and much interest.
The athletic field is in fairly
good condition and the first base
ball game of the season was play
ed Wednesday afternoon with
Jackson and Forsyth as the op
posing teams. It is hoped to ar
range a number of good games
during the season.
The stock certificates have been
received and will be issued upon
payment of subscriptions.
The fair association has been
granted a charter by Hon. Wm.
E. H. Searcy, Jr., judge of the
superior c&urts of the Flint cir
All departments of the fair are
being pushed and all that is need
ed to make the fair an overwhelm
ing success is the continued co
operation of the citizens throug
out the county.
JUDGE FLETCHER ENDORSED
BY JACKSON KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
At the meeting of Alexius Com
mandery Knights Templar Friday
night, a resolution was unani
mously passed endorsing Sir
Knight H. M. Fletcher, Eminent
Commander, for an office in the
grand commandery of Georgia.
Sir Knight Fletcher, who is one
of the best known and most en
thusiastic Masons in the state, is
fitted by character, ability and
experience for this position, and
in case he is elected at the Rome
conclave he will be promoted an
nually until he heads the order in
Georgia. The members of Alex
ius commandery will work hard
to bring about the election of Sir
Knight Fletcher, which would be
a great honor to the local com
A large delegation from Jack
son is preparing to attend the
annual conclave in Rome May
10-11. A rate of $3.90 for the
round trip is announced by the
JT'he air-tight dwelling leads
bu* to the grave.
IfllOd EMMA WHATLEY DIES
AT HER HOME IN FAFAYETTE
After a lingering illness for
several months, Miss Emma
Whatley, aged 50, died at her
home in West LaFayette, Thurs
day morning at 6:30 o’clock.
Funeral services were held from
the residence Thursday afternoon
at 2:30, conducted by her pastor,
Rev. N. A. White.
The body will be taken to Ros
well, Ga. f and be interred there
Miss Whatley is survived bv
two brothers, R. A. Whatley,
superintendent of LaFayette Cot
ton Mill, and O. W. Whatley, of
A host of sorrowing friends ex
tend their sympathy to the be
reaved ones during this sad hour
of their bereavement. —Walker
Butts county friends of Miss
Whatley will regret to learn
of her death. The family for
merly resided here, Mr. Whatley
holding a responsible position
with the Pepperton Cotton Mills.
The many friends of the family
here sympathize with them in
No. Two WiU Be Made a
SHAKE UP ON MAY FIRST
Changes Not as Far Reach
ing as November —
All Routes Involved in
New Department Order
Another change in the rural
route service in Butts county is
announced, effective May 1, when
route No. 2 from Jackson, Mr.
S. M. Ridgeway carrier, will be
made a loop route. This route
will begin and end at Mr. J. E,
McMichael’s, the mail being car
ried to that point by Mr. S. J.
Watkins, carrier on No. 1.
As revised Mr. Ridgeway will
have a considerably shorter mile
age and all his route will lie north
of Stark and along the river. His
salary has, it is stated, been re
duced from SIOO to SBO a month.
Other changes that will affect
practically every route in the
county are scheduled for May 1.
A mile will be taken off of one
route here and there and added
to some other. These changes
will not amount to more than a
mile in any instance, it is stated,
and consequently will not mater
ially disturb the present schedule.
Since the first of November of
last year, when routes 7 and 8
from Jackson were discontinued,
the R. F. D. system in Butts
county has undergone almost a
complete change and the latest
order of the post office depart
ment at Washington will be of in
terest to the people throughout
Moderation in all things pro
JACKSON, GEORGIA, APRIL 28, 1916
Campaign Against Cattle
Federal Authorities Will
Take Charge of Fight in
Few Days And Establish
Gratifying progress is being
made in the campaign to free
Butts county of the cattle tick, a
number of dipping having been
constructed and others are plan
ned and under course of building.
Vats have been built at the fol
lowing points: T. W. Moore, J.
O. Gaston, W. N. Treadwell, R.
F. Welch; and others are planned
at the following centers, Pruitt
& Slaton’s, J. L. Barnes, H. M.
Fietcher, E. A. Fincher, Gordon
Thompson, Cork and other places
People in all parts of the coun
ty are co-operating in an enthu
siastic way with the officials in
this campaign that means so
much for the livestock industry.
Cattle must be dipped regularly
every 14 days for ten or twelve
times. It is hoped to rid the
county of ticks by the end of the
present year. The length of time
required will depend on the co
operation and interest shown.
Messrs. R. F. Welch and R. L.
Weaver have been appointed as
local inspectors. A federal in
spector will be detailed to this
county by Dr. J. G. Neighbert,
of Atlanta. C. O. Barnes, rep
resenting the state, will arrive in
the city the first of the week from
Talbot county and will give the
work his whole attention.
Mr. W. H. Jones, state cattle
inspector, who has been here for
several days getting the work or
ganized, leaves Fridav for At
lanta. Mr. Jones has done much
valuable work and his energy and
efforts have proved of great ben
efit in getting the campaign on
foot. Any person desiring infor
mation about the work should see
the state inspector while he is in
It is not known definitely just
when the quarantine will be es
tablished and dipping commenc
ed, but this will probably be in
the next few days. As soon as
the quarantine is established the
United States Department of
Agriculture will have supervision
of the campaign.
This is a great opportunity for
Butts county to rid itself of the
cattle tick once for all and forge
ahead in the livestock industry.
HIGH SCHOOL MEET IN
The Sixth District High School
Association, of which Prof. W.
P. Martin is president, will have
its annual field day exercises in
Barnesville Friday, the 26. Sev
eral schools will enter teams but
Jackson decided not to enter the
contest The winners will com
pete in the state contest to be
held in Athens in June. Visitors
will be entertained by the citizens
DR. WOODS MADE TRUSTEE
OF OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY
Dr. J. E. Woods is a man for
whom no task is too arduous, no
honor too high and no responsi
bility too great. He has been
elected a director of Oglethorpe
University, located in Atlanta,
and being built by the Presbyter
ian people as a great central uni
versity for the whole denomina
Silver Lake in north Atlanta is
the location and those in first po
sition say that when completed it
will be second to no other universi
ty in these United States. More
than three-fourths of a million
dollars has already been secured,
and our prospects are brighten
ing every day.
Members of the Presbyterian
church in Jackson gave SI,OOO to
this great enterprise, and our
people of Stockbridge did the
same. We have been complimen
ted by the University authorities
as the banner charge, although
very few churches have failed to
raise as much as SI,OOO for this
Yours most truly,
I. H. Miller.
Sir Knight Fletcher Kept
at The Head
Meeting Held Friday Night
And Year's Work Gone
Over —To Initiate Num
ber of Candidates
Officers for the ensuing year
were elected by Alexius Com
mandery No. 22 Knights Templar
at the meeting Friday night, as
H. M. Fletcher, Eminent Com
mander; H. L. Daughtry, Gener
alissimo; G. E. Mallet, Captain
General; H. O. Ball, Senior War
den; W. R. Carmichael, Junior
Warden: D. G. McMichael. Pre
late; O. LeeChesnutt, Treasurer;
F. M. Allen, Recorder; J. D.
Jones, Standard Bearer; C. M.
Kimbell, Sword Bearer; J. B.
Hopkins, Warder; R. Gunter,
Sentinel; H. F. Gilmore, first
guard and Mote Watts, second
guard. The finance committee
consists of H. O. Ball, C. M. Kim
bell, W. R. Carmichael.
The local commandery has had
a prosperous year and is in a
flourishing condition, several
candidates now being elected to
receive the degrees.
The grand commandery of
Georgia meets in Rome May LO-LL
and a number of Sir Knights are
planning to attend from Jackson.
All Day Singing at Pep
perton Sunday, the 30th
Announcement is made that an
all day singing will be held at
Pepperton next Sunday and all
lovers of music and singers are
invited to attend.
Jackson Argus Established-. 1*73 j i„i v a i|c
Butts County Progress Established 1882 ' Consolidated Jul> , 1 5
STARK CLUB NUW HAS
ROLL FIFTEEN MEMBERS
Fifteen members are now en
rolled in the Progressive Club at
Stark and the work is being car
ried on with increased interest.
Another meeting will be held
Friday afternoon and all mem
bers of the four clubs are urged
to be present. The members are
keeping record books and these
will be handed in this fall.
Individual prizes are being do
nated by the citizens of the Stark
community, Mr. W. S. Cook hav
ing headed the list with $5.00.
Other prizes are solicited. The
following are the members of the
Tomato Club—Verna Singley,
Gladys O’Neal, Willie Barnes.
Gladys Redman, Nellie Singley.
Rosa Belle James.
Pig Club—Jadie Duke, J. L.
Barnes, Chester O’Neal, Jim
Corn Club—Albert Duke. J. L.
Barnes, Howard Crane.
Poultry Club—Bertron Singlev,
New Prohibition Laws in
LONG DROUGHT COMING
Stringent Dry Laws Will
Knockout All Clubs And
Make Georgia The SahaS
ra of The South
Atlanta, Ga., April 27.—Next
Monday morning at one minute
after twelve o’clock the state of
Georgia goes dry.
People may have thought Geor
gia was dry in the past, but the
drought they have experienced
was like the rainy season in the
tropics compared to the drought
that is coming.
Georgia’s new prohibition laws,
which go into effect May 1, are
real prohibition laws, leaving no
loop hole for evasion either bv
would-be violators or by indiffer
ent officials charged with their
Beer saloons in Atlanta that
have been selling the same kind
of beer for years that was sold
before the present prohibition
law went into effect are prepar
ing to go out of business and rent
signs are up in front of their
Clubs of high and low degree
are making their plans to com
ply with the prohibition law, at
least for the present. The clubs
that are saloons in disguise will
have no leg to stand on when the
law goes in effect and will be au
tomatically forced out of busi
Weekly and monthly magazines
on the news stands already show
blank spaces where whiskey ad
vertisements would appear if it
were not for the law against the
advertising of intoxicants, and
daily newspapers published out
side of the state are also dropping
out their liquor advertisements
in advance of the effective date
of the new Georgia laws.