THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44— No. 42
COUNT! FAIR PROVED
A FINANCIAL SUCCESS
Association Made A Remarkable
Showing For The First Year
tine collection of Exhibits, Splendid Attendance and
Good Attractions Made County Fair Success —Ev-
erybody Pleased With Big Exposition—Ready to
Push The 1917 Fair—On Sound Financial Basis
After a week of education, en
tertainment and amusement the
Butts county fair closed Satur
day night. The fair was a finan
cial and moral success.
While it is not likely the officers
will be able to make a detailed
financial report this week, yet it
is known the fair was a success
'' financially. The sale of stock was
sufficient to take care of the per
manent improvements, while the
gate receipts, show and conces
sion privileges will pay the pre
miums and incidental expenses.
This is a record to be proud of,
and so far as known is unique in
the history of county fairs. Not
one county fair in a dozen pays
out the first year and many of
them fail to pay all premiums,
fit will be good news to the stock
holders and the public generally
to know the Butts county fair is
The attendance was the largest
ever seen at a fair in Jackson.
Tuesday and Thursday drew the
largest crowds of the week. As
a whole the night attendance was
The exhibits were good. Mrs.
L. D. Singley, Messrs. L. L.
Britton and E. R. Merritt had
agricultural displays and
won first, second and third pri
zes in the order named.
Dempsey Hardware Cos., New
ton Hardware Cos., Etheridge,
.'•Smith & Cos. and the Coca Cola
Bottling Cos. had beautiful and
attractively arranged displays
that contributed materially to the
success of the fair.
The woman’s department, un
ifier the skilful direction of Mrs.
L. L. O’Kelley, was one of the
popular hits of the exposition.
f The display was beautifully ar
ranged and consisted of pictures,
drawings, embroidery and cro
chet work, needle craft and mis
cellaneous work. Mrs. S. J. Fos
ter was an able assistant to Mrs.
The Girls Canning Club dis
play, under the direction of Mrs.
C. A. Butner, was the best ever
seen at a local fair. The Boys
vorn Club exhibit was in charge
of Mr. G. E. Rice and came in
for a share of attention and praise,
f A large number of entries were
made in the poultry department
and the number and quality of
chickens, pigeons and turkeys
shown made the display notable.
Mr. L. L. O’Kelley was the effi
cient manager of this department.
A splendid assortment of live
stock, horse and mule colts, reg
istered and grade cattle, pure
hogs—and Mr. S. H. Mays
pen of goats—was shown. This
‘‘department was up to the stan
dard and shows that the farmers •
of Butts county are making pro-
TO MEET FRIDAY
A meeting of the stockholders
of the Butts Countv Fair Associ
ation is hereby called for Friday,
Oct. 20. at 3:30 p. m., in the
court house in Jackson. Business
of importance will be considered
and a full attendance is urged.
J. H. Patrick, Vice Pres,
and acting President,
G. E. Rice. Secretary.
gress in the live stock industry.
The International Harvester
Cos. had a noteworthy display of
farm implements and machinery.
The attractions, as a whole,
were good. Deserving of special
mention were Almond’s Vaude
ville, Lange’s Motordrome and
Plantation Show, Harrison’s Dog
and Pony Show, the Electric
Show. A popular drawing card
was the “49” show.
Monte Rolte, the well known
English aviator, had a series of
tough luck, much to the regret
and embarrassment of the fair
association. Tuesday he had en
gine trouble. Wednesday a bad
wind was responsible for a broken
wheel. He made a pretty flight
Thursday afternoon, twice Friday
and again Saturday morning.
Mr. Rolfe was so much im
pressed with Jackson that he
will open a school of aviation here
if he can secure the proper co
MRS. J. J. GILBERT DIES
IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
The funeral of Mrs. J. J. Gil
bert, who died in Jacksonville,
Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 10, was held
at Stark at 4 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon of last week. The ser
vices were conducted by Rev. F.
G. Spearman and Rev. Olin King.
The death of Mrs. Gilbert, due
to a complication of diseases, was
a shock to her friends here where
she was reared and resided until
a few years ago, She was an
estimable Christian character and
the family have the tender sym
pathy of many friends in their
Surviving Mrs. Gilbert are her
husband; her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Harris, and three sis
ters, Mrs. L. D. Singley, Mrs.
L. S. O’Neal, all of Jackson, and
Mrs. W. M. Sheats, of Atlanta;
one brother. Mr. H. R. Harris,
superintendent of the Butss coun
ty pauper farm; several nieces
CKSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 20, 1916
GOING TO BORDER
War Department Issues
Troop Trains Now Being
Sent to Macon—Georgia
Boys Will Pitch Tents
at El Paso, Texas
The Georgia troops have re
ceived orders from the war de
partment to proceed to the Mex
ican border. It is expected thev
will leave Camp Harris Saturday
or soon thereafter.
The movement of the troops
only awaits the arrival of trains
to transport them. Special cars
have been ordered to Macon and
the soldiers will begin to entrain
the last of the week.
El Paso, Texas, is the destina
tion of the Georgia troops. Brig
adier General Walter A. Harris
will be in command. The Fifth
regiment will be the first to get
away and the Second will follow
next. The artillery has already
been sent to the border.
After four months of camp life
the Georgia troops ! ' ai*e in fine
fettle. They are hardy and sea
soned and in excellent physical
condition. Members of the Jack
son Rifles who have been home
recently look well and they de
clare they are anxious to go to
the border and have their round
ASKED FOR FUNDS
AID NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Progress-Argus Will Re
ceive Any Funds
The Progress-Argus has been
requested by Hon. John D. Wal
ker, of Sparta, state chairman of
the Wilson campaign cammittee.
to open its columns to the appeals
of national democracy. It is es
timated Butts county should do
nate S2OO to the Wilson campaign
fund. Any amount sent in will
be mailed to state headquarters
and you will be given a receipt
If you approve what President
Wilson and a Democratic congress
has done—Federal Reserve Bank,
larger army and navy, child la
bor law, eight hour law, peace
with honor—then send in your
dollar. The plain, common peo
ple with their dollar contributions
must fight big business and cor
rupt business and its millions.
There is no earthly chance of
Hughes and the Republicans car
rying Butts county and Georgia.
But that’s not the point. Your
dollar is needed to help carry on
the campaign in doubtful states,
in the East, Middle West and
We3t. There the story will be
If you are a loyal Democrat
study the matter over.
BOYS CORN CLUB
HAS GOOD YEAR
Yields Less Than That of
22 BOYS COMPLETE WORK
On Bottom Land Bernard
Gaston Made 94 Bushels
—Members of Club Will
Divide Prize Money
The following report of the
Boys Corn Club work for 1916 is
furnished for publication by Mr.
G. E. Rice. Twenty-two boys
completed the course this year,
which is below the standard of
Some of the data is missing,
but the report is published just
as it was received.
Name of Hoy Yield Cost of
Met/ Kines 65.(X) bu $12.50
Morris Williams 57.08 20.70
Milton Edwards 81.51 84.27
Butler Long not given
Dewey Ed algo 34.75
Forest Hale 66.2 26.60
Lanier Ridgeway 55.54 18.80
Lewis Dodson 72.39 22.95
Jim Smith 63.3 19.15
Leonard Dodson 51.50 22.95
Charles Brownlee 79.29 49.00
Luther Washington 57.62 29.00
Lawrence Young 82.14 64.81
Name not given 40.50 15.90
Herbert Williams 45.50 20.15
Harvey Bond 75.00
Bernard Gaston 94.65 71.55
According to the rules of the
State and U. S. Department of
Agriculture yield is estimated on
the following basis: Yield 30
points, cost of yield 30 points,
written report and record book
20 points, selection of 10 ears 20
points; total 100 points.
GO TO CHIPLEY TO STUDY
BOLL WEEVIL CONDITIONS
A party consisting of Farm
Agent G. E. Rice, Messrs. J. H.
Patrick, W. E. Foster and J. H.
McKibben went to Chipley, Har
ris county, Tuesday to study the
boll weevil and feed mills.
The trip was an instructive
and profitable one, these gentle
men gaining much valuable in
formation on two important sub
jects. It is significant that the
farmers of Butts county are be
ginning to get ready for the rav
ages of the boll weevil. The pest
will hit this section with full
force next year.
IN ATLANTA WITH THE
BUTTS COUNTY EXHIBITS
Mrs. C. A. Butner and Mr. G.
E. Rice, Canning Club and Boys
Corn Club Agent, respectively,
are in Atlanta this week looking
after the exhibits of the club
members at the Southeastern
fair. Butts county is well repre
sented at the big Atlanta fair.
From Atlanta the exhibits will
be taken to the State fair in Ma
con. Thus the members of the
Butts county canning and corn
club will have an opportunity to
capture prizes at three fairs,
Jackson. Atlanta and Macon.
Jackson Argus Established 187 J I
Butts County Progress Established 1882
OPENED IN JACKSON
Georgia Called on For
CAPTAIN SULLIVAN HERE
Rookies Will Be Trained
at Fort Oglethorpe—The
State Furnishes 4,000 of
The 7,000 Called For
For the purpose of opening a
recruiting office in Jackson. Capt.
R. D. Sullivan and Sergeant C.
E. Minis, of Atlanta, in charge
of the fifth and sixth congress
ional districts, were visitors here
When the national guard was
mobilized the middle of June
Georgia was called on to furnish
7.000 men. So far only 4,000
have responded. Capt. Sullivan
wants recruits in bodies of 20
and they will be sent to Fort
Oglethorpe for training and as
soon as the men are in shape they
will be transferred to the border.
It is hoped to secure a number
of recruits in Jackson and Butts
county. The Jackson Rifles now
have 62 men made up of Butts,
Henry and Newton county boys.
Complete information may be
obtained by calling on Mr. I. J.
Slaughter, post master. The
war department has arranged to
have postmasters throughout the
country enlist recruits.
Capt. Suilivan will be in Jack
son twice a month, the dates to
be announced later.
Card of Thanks
Mr. J. J. Gilbert. Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
Singley, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Sheats, Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
O’Neal and Mr. and Mrs. H. R.
Harris desire to thank their
friends for the kindness extend
ed during the death of Mrs. J. J.
Gilbert; also for the floral trib
MRS. ARTHUR 600 DRUM
VICTIM OF TYPHOID FEVER
Mrs. Arthur Goodrum passed
away at her home at Pepperton
Thursday morning, Oct. 12. at 10
o’clock. Death was caused by
typhoid fever, which disease also
claimed one of her sons only a
few days before.
The funeral was held at Sandy
Creek at 2 o’clock Friday after
noon. Rev. W. 0. Sharp conduc
ting the service.
Mrs. Goodrum, who was a Miss
Davis before her marriage, is
survived by her husband, two
sons and three daughters.
Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King and
family wish to extend thanks to
their neighbors and friends for
the kindness shown during their
recent bereavement. They wish
to especially thank Drs. Harper
and Akin, Mrs. Fannie Duke and
Mrs. Ola Jackson.
Consolidated July 9, 1915