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The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, May 19, 1916, Image 1

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THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS Vol 44—No. 20 TO TALK BUSINESS Ordinar} AT FAIR MEEiimj Directors Get Together Friday Afternoon WILL PUSH ALL WORK Fair Grounds and Buildings Rapidly Being Put in Shape —Fence Soon Be Ready for Advertisers A business meeting of the Butts Countv Fair Association has been calieu for Friday, May 19, at 3 p. m., in the court house. As many of the directors and members as can possibly do so are urged to be present. Several matters of important Jousiness are scheduled to be acted on at that time. On the whole the affairs of the association are in satisfactory condition. Work is progressing on the fair grounds, fence and buildings. The athletic field, as soon as rain packs the grounds, will be one of the best in the en tire country, and the fence will soon be ready to turn over to the advertisers. Mr. J. Matt McMi chael, who has charge of this work, is able to show stockhold ers that the fair association mean s business. Recently a good deal of new stock has been sold and a canvass of the business houses in Jackson is expected to net a considerable amount. Remember the meeting Friday afternooa at 3 o’clock and come out and boost for the Butts Coun ty Fair. CONFEDERATE MUSEUM ESTABLISHED IN ATLANTA Atlanta., Ga., May 18.—The Georgia Confederate Museum and Memorial Association, of which Dr. George Brown of Atlanta is president, wants a lady vice pres ident and official representative in each county in Georgia; in oth er words, the association has ask ed the people of the state to help it organize. The association desires to es tablish a museum of Confederate and colonial relics in the capital city that will keep in remembrance the names and deeds of those who are dead and who lived and died for what they thought was right. To this end the associa tion requests the donations of cash or any curio one may care to donate. Donations will be ac knowledged and the donor’s name placed on permanent record. The association has received from one Atlanta man a collec tion valued at SIO,OOO, and is a magnificent museum in itself. It was given in remembrance of his loved ones who lost their lives for the Confederacy. All packages and donations should be address ed to Mrs. Avis Collier Brown, custodian, 36 West 14th street, Atlanta, Ga. BAPTISTS MEETING IN .......IE THIS WEEK Dr. Robert VanDeventer, pas tor of the First Baptist church of Jackson, left Monday night to at tend the meeting of the Southern Baptist convention in session in Ashville, N. C., this week. The association will be in session un til Monday of next week and a good many important business matters will be discussed and ac- I ted on. hundreds of delegates from all *>arts of the South will be present and an interesting meeting is predicted. SCHOOLS CLOSING FOR SPRING TERM Successful Year Drawing to An End COMMENCEMENT NOW ON Butts County Schools Are Winding up Highly Prof itable And Successful Year —Good Work Done * The present week and the week following will witness the close of practically all schools in the county. Jackson and Flovilla schools have their commencement this week and the Jenkinsburg school will close for the spring term the 23. About all of the country schools have already closed for the term. The past spring term, in point of attendance and quality of work done, has been one of the best in the history of Butts county’s pub lic school system. The teachers comprised a corps of able educa tors and with the hearty suppori of the school superintendent, the board of education and the local trustees, notable progress was made in th§ educational advance ment of the county. The Butts county board of ed ucation pays the teachers prompt ly and is thus able to secure the best teachers to be obtained. The board of education will at an early meeting take up the question of summer schools, sev eral of which have been held heretofore. 6EORGIA USES LESS FERTIL IZERS THAN YEAR PREVIOUS Information given out by Com missioner of Agriculture J. D. Price shows that the number of fertilizer tags sold this year indi cate a decrease in consumption of about £O,OOO tons as compared with 1915. The cotton acreage, it is pointed out, has been increar: ed from 8 to 10 per cent over the previous year. Despite the increased acreage, the reduction in fertilizers and the absence of potash will serve to cut down the yield. Bad stands of cotton are reported in many sections, the boll weevil will cut some figure and the indications do not point to ?. bumper crop of cotton this year. JACKSON, GEORGIA, MAY 19, 1916 SUSPICIOUS BUG FOUND IN BUTTS May Be the Real Mexican 801 l Weevil TO ATLANTA FOR PROOF State Entomologist E. Lee Worsham Will Make A Report on Specimens of Newly Found Insedt Whether or not the boll weevil has arrived in Batts county is an absorbingly interesting question that was forced to the front Mon [day afternoon when Mr. J, H. Patrick, one of the county’s best farmers, brought to Jackson a specimen of bug closely resem ibling the Mexican boll weevil. J The bugs, there were three of 1 them carefully encased in a bot tle, were taken from a stalk of cotton on Mr. Patrick’s planta tion on the Griffin road. A large number of persons saw the bugs and they were viewed with gen uine interest. Agricultural Agent G. E. Rice was unable to state definitely if the specimen shown him was the boll weevil. He was inclined to think it was the “acorn bug.’’ Other persons who have seen the real hoi! weevil inTexac, did not think the bug captured on the Patrick farm was the dreaded Mexican boll weevil, though the resemblance was declared to be very close. To settle the question definite ly Mr. Rice sent the bugs to the State Entomologist, E. L. Wor sham, who is considered an au thority on the pest. His report will be awaited with animated attention. The reported presence of the boll weevil in and near Butts countv has aroused the keenest sort of interest throughout this entire section. The people now realize that the problem is one that will have to be faced in the near future —perhaps this season. SUBSCRIPTIONS TO STOCK OF BUTTS COUNTY FAIR The following amounts have been subscribed to the Butts County Fair during the last few days. Get your name on this honor roll. Subscribe early and often. Previously reported $635 00 J P Maddox - 500 H F Gilmore 10 00 CL Redman. lO 00 T 0 Cawthon 5 00 R W Watkins 5 00 W W Wilson 5 00 Mrs L D Singley 15 00 G R Harper 5 00 W A White 5 00 W H Barnes 5 00 J R Bearden EW O’Neal 5 00 BA Wright. 10 00 S J Smith 5 00 WE Merck... 5 00 J Gelfman 5 (X) E I Rooks 5OO A J Roberts 10 00 Total $755 00 JACKSON KNIGHTS ATTEND GRAND LOD6E MEETING As representatives from Jack son lodge No. 131, Knights of Pythias, Messrs. J. P. Etheridge and A. R. Conner are attending the meeting of the grand lodge in Athens this week. Jackson lodge has had one of its usual good years, is in a most flourish ing condition and the representa tives were able to submit a flat tering report to the grand body. SUNDAY SCHOOLS PICNIC TUESDAY Anuual Outing at Indian Springs STORES TO CLOSE FOR DAY Low Round Trip Fares on Railroads —A Delightful Outing Assured Hun dreds Who Will Attend An occasion that holds the promise of much enjoyment is the annual Sunday School picnic of the Jackson churches which will be held at Indian Springs next Tuesday, May 23. The business houses and banks will close for the day and this in sures a large attendance. Members of the three Sunday schools. Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian, will go down on the morning train or by automobiles. A rate of 30 cents for the round trip will obtain on the Southern, and the round trip fare from Flo villa to Indian Springs over the F. &I. S. Railway will be only 10 cents. An elegant picnic dinner will be served at the noon hour in the casino, and of the many good features of the day’s program this will be one of the most de lightful. These annual union picnics of the Jackson Sunday schools are without exception enjoyable af fairs and are awaited with much interest. Tuesday’s outing will probably set anew record tor attendance. The Sunday schools of McDon ough will also have their annual picnic at Indian Springs Tuesday, it is said. BUTTS VETERANS OFF TO BIRMINGHAM REUNION A number of the members of Camp Barnett, U. C. V., and other visitors left Monday to at tend the annual Confederate Re union in Birmingham, in session from Tuesday t trough Thursday. Among those who attended from here are Messrs. F. C. Stephens, J. C. Adams, S. H. Mays, S. E. Jones, T. J. Byars, Mr. Standard. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. rn. Si nday School at 10 a. m. There is a commandment that requires church attendance i. n. MIDLER. Jackson Argus Established 1873 1 ~ ... , . . Atc Butts County Progress Established 1882 s Consolidated .Inly 9,1915 VACATION CALLS TO STUDENTS Friday Marks End of The City Schools PROF. PARK WILL SPEAK Diplomas Will Be Award ed to Twenty-Two Se niors—Promotion Cards to Be Issued Friday Twenty-two members of the Senior class of the Jackson High School will be awarded diplomas Friday night. May 19, which will mark the close of the spring term. This is an unusually large class, one of the largest—and best — yet turned out in Jackson. Simplicity will characterize the commencement exercises. The day of the elaborate commence ment program, which takes from a month to six weeks from study, is over in Jackson. The class will sing a song, Prof. R. E. Park will deliver the literary address, which is sure to bean intellectual treat, and Prof. Martin will de liver the diplomas. Friday morning the class exer cises will be held in chapel and the public is cordially invited. This week is being given over to Anal examinations. Promotion cards will be issued Friday to all students who make the proper mark in their studies. During the last few days of the term the students have had a se ries of delightful entertainments. Immediately following the close of the term the teachers will go lo their respective homes for the summer vacation. SALE OF LOIS TOOK PLAGE HcRE MONDAY The Dumble property, located on Mulberry and West Third streets, was put on the block Monday by Mr. J. W. Goddard. Six lots of the Third street prop erty were sold, the purchase) a being Messrs. J. M. Leach, two lots. J. B. Guthrie, one lot, S. H Eisman, one lot and Dr. J. A. Jarrell, two lots. This real es tate is close in and is considered among the most valuable in the city. The Mulberry street property, embracing the old Dumble home place, was offered for sale but was withdrawn in the absence of spirited bidding. These lots will be sold privately later on, it was announced. District Demonstration Agent Visitor Tuesday Mr. R. A. Stratford, of Barnes ville, district agent in charge of the co-operative demonstration work, was a visitor to Jackson Tuesday, coming here to inspect the work of Agricultural Agent Rice. Mr Stratford was favora bly impressed with the pr gress VTr Ripp i makimr in the Hub worx in Butts cuunty.