Jackson Progress - Argus
Published Every Friday.
J. DOYLE JONES, Editor and Pub.
Subscription $1 a Year,
Entered as second-class matter at the
post office at Jackson, Ga.
Telephone No. 166.
Official Organ Butts County
And the City of Jackson.
Will you be ready for the boll
weevil when he comes?
The Eaton ton Messenger is out
with a splendid edition of sixteen
The Covington News has just
issued a most creditable Develop
ment Edition of 22 pages.
Not only boost the Butts Coun
ty Fair but get ready to make a
display at the fair in October.
Grow peanuts for profit, does
not apply to peanut politicians,
the number of which is already
too large in Georgia.
A lot of fat and flabby million
aires are playing soldier up at
Fort Oglethorpe. The question
is. would they fight if the country
were plunged into war.
Ten of the twelve Georgia con
gressmen will have to fight for
re-election. J. W. Wise of the
sixth and Carl Vinson of the
twenth district, will, it appears,
be returned without opposition.
The Atlanta Constitution is a
recent convert to the movement
against the sale of the state road.
The Atlanta Georgian accuses the
venerable Constitution of pussy
foot tactics, and what these con
temporaries think of each other
makes interesting reading.
Several papers are trying to
belittle Hugh Dorsey’s announce
ment for governor. Mr. Dorsey
is a splendid young Georgian and
has as much right to run for gov
ernor as any other citizen. And
what is more, he is going to be a
factor to be reckoned with.
The fact that Macon is being
selected regulary for meetings
f the state convention, makes
Macon want the state capital all
the more. Macon has the location
all right, and if the people ever
get an opportunity to vote on the
question, the capital mav be
moved to the Central City.
Judge Emorv Speer was re
versed in the Jim Smith case.
In the meantime the lawyers are
not letting any grass grow under
their feet, and the estate instead
of being worth two million dol
lars will look like thirty cents
with the well known hole in it
by the time the litigation is fin
i For years and years to come
‘the state road will be in politics.
The demagogues will pull the
wool over the “dear people's”
eyes, and a lot of hot air will be
wasted. What the people want
is the truth in the matter, and
since there is a commission ap
pointed to deal with the state
road, why not leave the question
to this commission!
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
cash-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 any 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 paner, 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 pay 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 will 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 county. 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. t
No Alum —No Phosphate
Here lies the clay
Of Benny Brandt;
He worked in a
Here rests the dust
Of Thomas Root;
He didn’t hear
The auto toot.
Here reposes the remains
Of Johnnie Soule;
He misjudged the
Kick of a mule.
POVERTY AND TUBERCU
Poverty and tuberculosis—tu
berculosis and poverty! These are
the essential facts which force
themselves to the attention of ev
ery investigator who faces the
problem of that disease. The ten
ement house district of Cincin
nati yields a tuberculosis morbid
ity just three times as great as
the areas where better housing
prevails. In 197 families in which
tuberculosis existed the average
monthly income for a family of
four was approximately $57. Af
ter paying the prorata share for
food and rent, a balance of $5.13
remained for each individual to
meet all all other expenses. Such
a low subsistence level works
like black magic in the spread of
tuberculosis. Moreover, and this
is a point over which the public
should ponder, the home of the
average wage earner was found
to be far less sanitary than the
average factory and workshop.
In regard to all the factors which
make for healthful living, venti
lation, sufficient light, proper
temperature and freedom from
overcrowding, the score was in
favor of the factory in nearly ev
In Cincinnati the United States
Public Health Service made an
examination of 19,932 workers in
The conclusions reached, point
directly to the close connection
between poverty and tuberculosis.
The great factor underlying the
entire problem was seemingly
that of economic conditions. One
sixth of all tuberculosis cases
came from cheap lodging houses.
Alcoholism was a prominent cause
and often accelerated the course
of the disease. Occupational haz
ards and bad working conditions
were apparently responsible for
about 20 per cent of the cases,
but in the majority of cases these
hazards were not necessarily in
herent in the occupation. Pre-
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You butter your bread when
you boost the Butts county fair.