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The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, May 12, 1916, Image 1

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THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS Yol 44—No. 19 SPRING TERM TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK Commencement Exercises Will Be Short ADDRESS BY DR. PARK Twenty-Two Members of Graduating Class —This Has Been Success ful Term For Schools The Jackson public schools will <fiose for the spring term Friday, May 19. The graduating class consists of twenty-two members, nine boys and thirteen girls, and is one of the largest classes ever turned out by the city schools. The commencement exercises will be simple but impressive. The class will sing a song, Dr. Robert Emory Park, of the de partment of English at the Uni versity of Georgia, will deliver the literary address. Superinten dent W. P. Martin will deliver the diplomas and the exercises will be over. The 1915-16 session has been one of the most uniformly suc cessful and profitable in the his tory of the schools. Good work has been done in the several de partments and the school has made notable advancement along all lines. Following is a list of the grad uates: Misses Ruth Crawley, Julia Pettigrew, Sallie Maud Pat rick, Lillian Duke, GladysO’Neal, Byrdnett Manley, Ocie J. Meri deth, Lurline Torbet, Ethel Col vin, Lessie O’Neal, Birma Barnes, Helen Barnes, Sylvia Lyons; Messrs. Ernest Watkins, Clyde Mcßryant, Harold Ham, W. J. Saunders, Ammons Knowles, Els worth Watkins, H. M. Fletcher, William Crum, Oma Garr. The following program will be rendered: Sohg—By class. Invocation —Rev. Olin King. Music. Literary address —Dr. R. E. Park, of University of Georgia, Athens. Music. Delivery of diplomas—Superin tendent W. P. Martin. Benediction. FREE DIPPING There seems to be an impression among some of the people that there is a charge for dip ping cattle in connection with the campaign to eradicate the cattle tick in Butts county. There is absolutely no charge to the individual for dip ping cattle in the vats which have been built by the county. All that one has to do is to drive his cattle to the vats and treat them to a bath in the arsenical solution. The authorities solicit and will appreciate the co-operation of all the people in this work. Remember, it co&s you nothing to dip your cattle. This service is FREE. SIX LIQUOR CERTIFICATES FILED FIRST DRY WEEK Under the first week of prohi bition six shipments of whiskey were received in Jackson, accord ing to the records in the office of Judge Ham, Ordinary. Five of the six persons receiving booze were colored. The express agent is required to file the affidavit in three days after the shipment is received. To all appearances the prohi bition law is being enforced in Butts county and there has been no evidence of drinking since the first of May. JUNIORSAWARDED ANNUAL DEBATE Contest Staged Here Last Friday Night WAS BITTERLY FOUGHT Immense Crowd Turned Out to Hear “National Preparedness” Discussed by Young Speakers Before an audience that taxed the auditorium to itsjcapacity, the Juniors were awarded the decis ion in the annual debate with the Seniors, Friday night. The de bate was decidedly the most in teresting and hotly contested of any ever staged by the Jackson high school. The question, “Resolved, That the United States Should Make Necessaay Preparations for War, ” was ably handled by both sides. The Senior speakers, William Crum and Harold Ham, had the affirmative, and the negative was championed by the Junior team, Hugh Bailey and Harry Moore. In point ot diction, delivery and argument the speeches were of a high order. The judges were Messrs. J. H. Carmichael, C. T. Beauchamp and Jack Dempsey. With the popular side of the question, the Seniors had gener ally been picked to win and the decision created alert attention. The whole town got worked up over the debate and nearly ev erybody took sides one way or other. The parade Friday after noon in which about sixty at tractively decorated automobiles took part, was a feature that the two classes thoroughly enjoyed. JACKSON, GEORGIA, MAY 12, 1916 MANY MEMBERS ENROLL IN CLUBS This Is Proving Banner Year in Work PIG CLUB TO THE FRONT More Than One Hundred Boys Join Corn and Pig Clubs —Much Interest in Demonstration Activity The year 1916 is proying one of the best vet experienced in •the county demonstration work. Farm Agent G. E. Rice has en rolled more than one hundred members in the Boys Corn Club and the Pig Club. Mrs. C. A. Butner, Canning Club Agent, has likewise done well. A list of her club members will be published later. From the following list it will be seen that notable progress has been made in the Pig Club work: Boys Corn Club Jefferson Leverett Harry Redman Metz Kines Albert Duke Lindsey Thornton Howard Crane Carl Hodges J L Barnas Forest Maddox Ber’n McClendon James Hammond Cecil Brooks Bry’t Williamson Royce Thurston Bernard Gaston Dewey Edalgo Tommie Webb H N Brooks Her’b Williamson Charlie Tnrner Morris Williams Roger Bankston Leo’d McMichael HowrrdDuke Esca O’Neal LutT Wash’gton Marvin Pace Harold Chambers / Harvie Bond John H Smith J F McElhaney Tom Stodghill W M Collins Jim Smith GVV Washington George Fields John G Brooks Willie Smith R E Flynt J Dave Fields La’r Washington David Hammond Lanier Ridgeway Almond Singley Marvin Ridgeway Walthall Pope Forest Hale R J Thomas C N Brownlee Horace Thomas N B Pettigrew Lervis Dodson E F Niblet Leonard Dodson M N Coody Fletcher Fincher M D Moore Ernest Standard A H Waldrop George Chasteen BJ Hattaway Gilbert Henley Loyd White Lawrence Young James Hammock Ewell Nolen D P Benton Milton Edwards Boys Pig Club C S Maddox Morris Duke Wiley Ramsey Rogers Duke TalmadßeMad’ox Marquis Childs Adeal Maddox Bernard Harper Bry’t Williamson Marvin Farrar Tommie Webb Orin VandigriflTe Walter O'Neal Roy Thurston Lovard McMi’ael David Hammond J F McElhcney Howard Duke H M McElhaney Lut’r Washi’gton Bob J Thomason T M Washington Thomas Hale Horace Bankston Mack Ridgeway Harvey Lavender Lam’r Wash’gton Lervis Dodson R L Flynt William Dodson Forest Hale Leverit Wilkers'n Robert Evans Wiley Standard Ponder Spencer Henri Nolen Jim Barth White Doyle Bennett J L Barnes Thomas E Foster Jadie Duke Douglas Htroud Chester O’Neal Jamie Stroud Knights Templar Put on Degrees Friday Night At a convocation of Alexius Commandery No. 22, Knights Templar, Friday night the Red Cross degree was conferred upon J. A. Simpson, of McDonough, and the Order of the Temple upon Mr. Simpson and Mr. Grover C. Evans, of Jackson. TAX EQUALIZERS FINO PLENTY OF WORK TO 00 The Butts county Tax Equali zers,' consisting of Messrs. W. D. Curry, chairman, R. A. Wood ward, Ed Hoard, and Joseph Jol ly, clerk, have entered upon the second week of work and find a considerable amount of work to be done. It is declared that sev eral hundred persons failed to return any property for taxation, and the board has sent out at least six hundred notices. As soon as all the property is on the ! digest the tax board will proceed i with its work of equalization. HUGH DORSEY FOR GOVERNOR Made Formal Announce ment Sunday WAS NOT UNEXPECTED This Makes Third Avow -'ed Candidate For The Governorship—Race to Take on Fresh Interest Coming immediately after the executive committee fixed the date of the state primary, the an nouncement of Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey for governor is one of the most interesting polit ical developments of the year. He announced Sunday that he was in the race, subject to the primary of September 12. Mr. Dorsey’s announcement was brief and made no mention of his platform, which will fol low later. This announcement had been expected for several weeks. Mr. Dorsey is the third avowed can didate for the governorship, the other two candidates being Gov ernor Harris and Dr. L. G. Hard man. Other probable candidates are A. 0. Blalock, United States internal revenue collector, and J. E. Pottle, of Milledgeville. The entry of Mr. Dorsey has already created keen interest in state politics. He is expected to prove a strong and active con tender for the governorship and will have a large following in va rious sections of the state. The state Drimary is only four months off and the state campaign will now begin to take definite form, and announcements for congressmen, judges, solicitors, representatives and state house officers will be made within the next few weeks. Chicken Thieves Made Raid Sunday Night Chicken thieves got busy Sun day night and raided the hen house of Mr. A. H. Smith, on In dian Springs street, and made off with seven choice fowls. Mr. Smith was attracted by the noise and fired several shots at the in truder, who dropped one chicken but continued his midnight flight. BS & W pS$2? Eablished ™ I Consolidated July 9. 1915 BOLL WEEVIL IN HENRY COUNTY Pest Makes Appearance in This Section PROBLEM FOR CITIZENS Farm Agent G. E. Rice Positively Identifies Bug as Mexican 801 l Weevil —Was Attacking Cotton That the boll weevil has made its apperance in Henry county, and that the pest will have to Fe contended with this season, is the statement of Farm Agent G. E. Rice. One day last week while Mr. Rice was passing through McDonough he saw a boll weevil that a farmer living about two miles from town had brought in. Mr. Rice and Mr. Hancock, dem onstration agent in Henry county, both positively identified the bug as the boll weevil. The specimen was captured by the farmer and put in a bottle. The bug had already attached it self to a stalk of cotton. This fact convinces Mr. Rice more firmly that it was the real boll weevil that he saw. He states he has examined hundreds of the pests and that he could not pos sibly have been mistaken in the matter. While the boll weevil is known to have invaded southwest Geor gia and several counties in the western part of the state adjoin ing the Alabama line, it had been hoped that the pest would not reach this portion of the state the present season. The appearance of the weevil in Henry county this early is significant. It shows that more than one weevil is in that vicinity and that the dreaded insect prob ably reached this section last season. Last’ year several farmers re ported that the boll weevil or some other insect did considerable damage to their crops. The find ing of a genuine Mexican boll weevil in an adjoining county to Butts will be of wide interest to farmers here. To what extent the 1916 cotton crop in this sec tion will be damaged by the wee vil remains to be seen. The coming of this deadly ene my of the cotton farmer means that a practical and common sense system of crop diversification will have to be practiced. JACKSON BOY WINS IN COLLEGE OEBATE Discussing the ship subsidy question, the debating teams rep resenting the University of Geor gia won from South Carolina and Tennessee, Saturday night. A Jackson boy, Joel Mallet, mem ber of the senior law class, was one of the debaters that met and vanquished South Carolina at Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Mallet, on account of his fine record in college, was re cently initiated in the Sphinx, the honor society at the Universi ty. This is a distinction won by only a few of the graduates of the University of Georgia.