f Jackson Progress - Argus
j Published Every Friday.
J. DOYLE JONES, Editor and Pub.
Subscription $1 a Year
Entered as second-class matter at the
post oflice at Jackson, Oa.
Telephone No. 166.
Official Organ Butts County
And the City of Jackson.
You butter vour bread when
you boost for Butts.
The high cost of taxes and the
high cost of living are not any
more burdensome than the high
cost of charity. Hardly a day
passes but the merchants and
business men are called upon to
contribute to some cause, move
ment or propaganda. The matter
has reached the point where it is
not only a burden but a nuisance.
Some better method for handling
charity ought to be devised. For
onething, every community ought
to take care of its own charity
and not shift that burden to
some other section.
Every city should have a cen
tral organization, an associated
charities, supported by the people,
to whom all cases should be re
ferred for examination. If found
worthy, help should be extended;
if not, help should be withheld.
It is a big problem. But some
thing should be done. The busi
ness element would welcome a
solution of the question.
Have you got any snake bite
medicine in your little cellar?
Now is a Rood time to walk in
and help out with the county fair.
Your help is needed.
Jackson is a good town, and
will be a better town when every
body pulls together all the time.
The convention in Macon was a
harmonious affair, the steam rol
ler having been absent this time.
So Hugh Dorsey is in the race
for governor. He may not be
elected, but Mr. Dorsey will put
life in the campaign.
“Cellar preparedness” was
very much in evidence, judging
from some of the raids the offi
cers are making in the cities.
With the grand old buttermilk,
the delicious potlicker and Indian
Springs’ health-giving water to
draw from, the dry law didn’t
even hit us.
From the information being
brought out in Washington it ap
pears that the L. & N. has its
share of skeletons in the well
Congressman J. W. Wise will
be re-elected without opposition.
The sixth district has a most able
and active representative on the
job at Washington.
Great is the convention season.
For the next few' weeks conven
tions big, little and indifferent
will be held in all parts of the
state. Indian Springs, Butts
countv’s famous health resort,
win ciuerutin a targe nuiuOci ui
gatherings this season.
Progress-Argus Places Subscription
on Cash Basis, Beginning June 1
On account of the sensational advance in the cost of paper, The
Progress-Argus will, beginning June 1, 1916, adopt the strictly
cas’n-in-advance system for all subscriptions. We were forced to
either do this or raise the subscription price to $1.50 a year. Un
less conditions in the paper market improve it may yet become nec
essary to advance the subscription price to $1.50.
Because, it is said, of the European war print paper of all kinds
has advanced in price from 50 to 100 per cent. Newspapers have
been hard hit; the country journals most of all. Self preservation,
the survival of the fittest are forcing the weekly newspapers to
place their subscription on a sounder basis.
The credit system, bad for anv business, has nearly put weekly
papers to the wall. The cash system is best for the subscriber and
best for the paper. The paper can put forth greater effort, can is
sue a larger, better paper, can serve the community more faithful
fully when it has the cash to put into the business. The subscriber
can pay for what he gets and get what he pays for It is a game
two can play and nobody loses.
Subscribers, under the present haphazard, run-down-at-the
heel system, are divided into several classes. Some pay promptly,
some pav when reminded of it, some get as mad as a wet hen when
they receive a statement, some get a year or two in arrears and
mark the paper “refused,” and some never pay. The editor knows
them all. He has them indexed and catalogued.
Under the cash system everybody will be on an equal footing.
Every man must toe the mark.
We don’t doubt any man’s honesty. It is simply a matter of
cold, hard, common, horse sense to collect newspaper subscriptions
in advance. A dollar in the bank helps to buy paper, oil the ma
chinery, repair rollers, replace worn out type, meet payrolls—but
a printer’s dollars, scattered from Yucatan to Maine to Hong Kong,
as per the present system, are about as valuable as a last year’s
The subscribers themselves wiil like the cash-in-advance plan
better. A large number have so stated. In fact a considerable
percentage of our readers now pay in advance for their paper, but
it is the fellow who doesn’t pay that will be affected by the cash plan.
The Progress-Argus is putting forth every effort to serve this
community better than any newspaper has done before. We want
the paper to be representative of Jackson and Butts countv. Ev
ery issue put out stamps the community for what it is. A town or
county is judged by the newspaper it turns out. We want the co
operation of the citizens, and we would hate to lose a single sub
scriber but after June 1 The Progress-Argus will enforce the cash
subscription plan rigidly, honestly and impartially.
If your subscription is not paid it will be to your advantage to
investigate this matter.
Cream of Tartar
Derived from drapes
From the way officers have
been raiding blind tigers in va
rious portions of the state, a pret
ty sizeable supply of jag juice had
been stored aw r ay against a dry
Publicity will be one of the most
effective aids in enforcing the
new prohibition law. The fact
that the records are open for pub
lic inspection will make many a
fellow hesitate before ordering
his quota of booze, wine or beer.
Great is publicity.
' Many people suffer the tortures of
mie muscles and atiffened joints because
i t impurities iu the blood, and each suc
cding attack seems more acute until
uinatism has invaded the whole system.
To arrest rheumatism it is quite as im
-1 • • tant to improve your general health as
• urifyyour blood, ami the cod liver oil
• ;er. while its medicinal nourishment
.•!);Athens the organs to expel the
■I rities ami upbuild your strength.
ii day who could not find other relief.
Refuse the alcoholic substitutes.
After all, a white man with a
tax receipt is all that is necessary
to vote in the state primary. The
“traitors” were not punished so
you could notice it, Judge Reagan
Unless the war ends during the
next few months there will be a
lot of people disappointed. Every
man has his own idea about it,
and one man’s opinion is worth
as much as another’s.
It would have been a mistake,
a serious mistake, to have forced
a voter to subscribe to an oath to
support the nominees of the party.
[The state executive committee
! frowned down such an attempt,
and it is well that it did.
The Atlanta Georgian and the
Atlanta Journal are against the
sale of the state road. The Macon
Telegraph and August a Chronicle
want the state road sold. The
weekly papers are pretty well di
vided on the question.
The fact that Statesboro and
Bullcch county has raised $150,-
000 for a packing plant is a most
progressive step and stamps that
county as one of the state’s most
wide-awake sections. The people
of that section are preparing to
fight the boll weevil with hog
raising on a large scale.
The Sunday observance laws
are being enforced all over the
state. Our idea is that if you
enforce one law, enforce them all.
It is just as much harm to sell
gasoline on Sunday as it is to sell
cifcais oi coca-cola. —Greensboro
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The refusal of Charles G. Ed
wards to run for re-election for
congress in the first district re
calls the fact that he was chosen
as a dark horse after a deadlock
lasting forty-three days. The
contestants in a primary were J.
A. Brannen and W. W. Sheppard
and with 18 votes each they stood
out for weeks and weeks. Mr.
Brannen had a large popular ma
jority but under the county unit
rule the convention was tied up
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