BUTTS COUNTY FAIR OCTOBER 9-14
THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44—No. 38
FOR BUTTS COUNTY FAIR
Everybody Is Down at Work
For the Home Stretch of Fair
Success of Fair Is Assured And Enhthusiasm Running
High—Whole Community Catches Fair Spirit and
Final Details Are Being Arranged—Advertising
Committee Doing Lot of Good Work
The officers, directors, commit
tees and boosters have mapped
out a whirlwind campaign for the
Butts County Fair, and the citi
zens of the entire county are re
quested to lend their support and 1
influence to the movement.
The fair opens Oct. 9—only a
few days off —and the active and
enthusiastic help of every man,
woman and child is needed to j
make the enterprise a success.
But now that the political cam
paign is out of the way it is ho
ped everybody will put their
shoulder to the wheel.
Already the advertising com
mittee is putting in some telling
work. The publicity end of the
fair will be pushed vigorously and
all Middle Georgia will soon know
that Jackson will have the big
gest county fair in the state.
At least two booster automo
bile tours are planned for the im
mediate future as a means of ad
vertising the fair. Details will ;
be announced later.
The following features have i
Tuesday, Oct. 10—Automobile
. Parade and Homo Coming Day.
Wednesday, Oct. 12—
and Confederate Veterans Day.
Thursday, Oct. 13—Club and
Agricultural Day —Old Time Fid-,
Friday, Oct. 14—Colored Folks
The premiums this year will
be paid in cash and one hundred
cents on the dollar.
* The finance committee is rapi
dly getting its work on a solid
basis. In an hour or two Monday
the merchants and business men
of Jackson subscribed several
hundred dollars in stock. More
money is needed and every citi
zen is asked to take as many
share* of stock as he feels able.
Stock subscriptions should be
paid, between now and October
One of the best collection of
shows in the entire country have
\ been secured. There will be fun,
amusement and instruction for j
The various committees will
hold meetings under their respec-1
tive chairmen every few days and J
keep the work moving.
The good ladies of the comma- i
nity are taking an interest in the
fair, which insures its absolute
success. It takes the ladies to
The election over, cotton 15
* cents and everybody optimistic,
the success of the fair is assured.
A I that is i.-.eJed is a little te~.n
JACKSON, GEORGIA, SEPTEMBER 22, 1916
Success of Agricultural Depart
ment Is Now Assured—Worth
While Displays Promised
Space in Agricultural Building
For Twenty-Two Exhibits —All
Booths the Same Dimensions
From the number of farmers
who have promised exhibits, the
success of the agricultural de
partment of the Butts County
Fair is assured. Up to the first
of the week the following have
agreed to have exhibits and there
will undoubtedly be a large num
ber of others to put on individual
Mis L D. Sing'ey.
B. F. Watkins, Sr.
A F. Taylor.
L. L. Britton.
L. R. Washington.
J. 0. Gaston. *
C. B. Biles.
There is space in the Agricul
tural Building for twenty-two ex
hibits.- Each exhibitor will have
a space 10 feet deep, 8 feet wide,
with 6 feet front. Each booth is
just alike and all exhibitors are
assured a good location.
BISHOP CANOLER PREACHEO
HERE TWICE ON SUNDAY
Bishop Warren A. Candler,
of Atlanta, one of the recognized
leaders in the southern Methodist
church, preached at the Jackson
Methodist church Sunday morn
ing and evening. Dr. Candler
preached two very interesting,
instructive and impressive ser
mons and a large congregation
heard him at each service.
Dr. Candler is a man of un
questioned ability and his visits
to Jackson are always enjoyed by
the citizens of the community.
Col. \V. H. Key Wins
In Jasper Cos. Primary
Butts county voters will be in
■ terested to learn that Col. W. H.
j Key. of Monticello, was elected
as represenative from Jasper
county in the primary last week.
| Col Key is well known here.
He defeated Senator Goolsby.
DEATH CALLS ;
MR. W. D. CURRY
Was Prominent in County
HIS DEATH WAS A SHOCK
Mr. Curry Had Been in
Declining Health For A
Number of Weeks—Fu
neral Held Tuesday
Death claimed Mr. W. D. Cur
ry, one of the most prominent
citizens in the county. Monday
afternpon. He had been in fee-!
ble health for some time, having
suffered a stroke of paralysis a
few weeks ago, though his
S demise was not unexpected it
i came as a shock to his family and '
; a large circle of friends. |
Mr. Curry, who was 80 years
|of age, had served the county in
a number of capacities, always
with ability and fidelity. For a
great many years he was sheriff
and then tax collector of Butts
county. When the law creating
! a board of tax equalizers was en
acted Mr. Curry was appointed a
' member of the board and served
|as chairman until a short time
! ago when he resigned,
j Mr. Curry was member of
St. Johns Masonic lodge, and was
perhaps the oldest member. He
j was a Confederate veteran and
! served as lieutenant in Cos. I 30th
I Georgia regiment, “The Butts
Invincibles, ” and a member of
| Camp Barnett of this city. He
i had been a member of County
Line church for a number of
years and was a Christian gen
The funeral was held at two
o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Old
Bethel church. Mr. Curry was
buried with Masonic honor?, the
members of St. Johns lodge con
ducting the impressive exercises
at the grave. The funeral was
largely attended and the floral
offerings were numerous and
beautiful. Interment was in the
cemetery at Old Bethel.
Surviving Mr. Curry are five
daughters, Mrs. J. C. Redman,
Mrs. J. D. Burford, Mrs. Willie
Gray, Mrs. C. W. Brvan, Mrs.
Jesse McKibben; one son, Mr. J.
DR. MAYS FEELS GRATEFUL
TO THOSE WHO STOOD BY HIM
Says He Has No Unkindness For
Those Who Struck Him
As I cannot see each one per
sonally, I take this method to say
thal I feel very grateful to those
who stood by me in the recent
primary, and hold no unkind fuel
ing for those that struck me off.
The victory is not mine. It is
the approval of the principles on
which my candidacy was based,
and I ask the co-operation of the
good citizens in my efforts to car
ry into effect those principles,
which will mean prosperity and
satisfaction to all the people.
R. W. Mays.
Hon. C. D. Redwine Is
Senator 26th District
In the primary last Tuesday
Mr. Charles D. Redwin, of Fay
etteville, was elected as Senator
from the twenty-sixth district.
His opponent was Mr. W. B. Hol
lingsworth. The 26th district
is composed of the counties of
Butts, Fayette and Spalding.
The man worth while is the
man wjio smiles and boosts his
town and county.
FOR BUTTS FAIR
Well Known Experts Will Judge
Exhibits at Big Butts County
1 Fair, Oct 9-14
Prof. Jarnagan to Judge the Live
Stock and Pig Club—Miss Lois
Dowdle to Judge Canning Club
The judges for the Butts Coun
ty Fair have been secured and
are announced as follows, each
being an authority in his partic
Live Stock and Pig Club —Prof.
M. P. Jarnagan, State College of
Agriculture—L. A. Niven, ed
itor of Southern Farming, Atlan
Poultry—Prof. T. G Taylor,
State College, Athens.
Canning Club—Miss Lois P.
Dowdle. State Agent Girls Can
ning Clubs, Athens.
A representative from the G.
N. & I. college, Milledgeville,
name to be announced later, will
judge the Ladies Department.
J. W. WISE HAS
Formally Nominated in
Popular Member of Con
gress From Stxth Dis
trict Accepts Nomination
For Another Term
Hon. J. W. Wise, of Fayette
ville, was formally nominated to
succeed himself in congress for
another term, Wednesday, when
the sixth district congressional
convention was held in Macon.
Mr. Wise’s nomination was a
! matter of form, as he was re
elected in the primary of Sept.
12 without opposition, receiving
the unanimous vote of the twelve
counties. The session was a short
one. Mr. Wise was put in nomi
nation and in a well chosen and
brilliant address he accepted,
pledging his best efforts to serve
the people of the district in a
faithful, conscientious way.
Anew congressional executive
committee was elected to serve
for the next two year?.
The c invention was a nrst
Jackson Argus Established 1873 J
Butts County Progress Established IM2
Stephens And George Are
DORSEY FAR IN FRONT
Official Consolidated Re
turns Show Bloodworth
Has Majority of County
The following are the complete
official returns in the primary of
| Dorsey 111.335
I Harris 70,546
Com. of Agriculture
Court of Appeals
; Bloodworth 69 176
jCozart 14- 40
I Fullbright ..28 74
| George '641 155
i Graham... .4 12
| Hutcheson 49 123
| Jenkins 56 150
i Jones .7 20
! Kimsey ...21 48
I Luke.... 50 114
| Skeen 1 2
l Stephens 66 166
Yeomans 21 50
MR, GYRUS BYARS HAS
PASSED TO THE BEYOND
...... , a
Consolidated July 9, 1915
Mr. Cyrus J. Byars, aged 29.
died at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. ,J. Byars, at 5
o’clock Wednesday morning. He
had been in ill health for some
time and death was not unexpec
Mr. Byars was formerly a mem
ber of the coast artillery corns
and was stationed on the Pacific
coast. It was while serving in
the army that Mr. Byars became
ill and he was discharged. He
had a large number of friends
throughout the county who re
gret to learn of his passing.
Mr. Byars is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. By
ars; six brothers, Messrs. M. F.,
Paul, Philip, Enoc, Joel and Har
ry Byars; two sisters. Miss -s
Mary Lois and Ruth Byars.
The funeral was held at Die
day morning at 10 u mock.