THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44-No. 43
PRIZE WINNERS AT BUTTS
COUNTY FAIR ANNOUNCED
•Mrs. L. D. Singley Awarded First
Prize in Agricultural Department
Mr. E. R. Merritt Wins Largest Number of Prizes —
Money For Premiums Now Being Paid By The
Treasurer, Mr. H. L Daughtry—Full List of Win
ners Given Below —Call And Get Prize Money
The full list of prize winners
at the Butts county fair is given
herewith. The awards were tak
en from the official judges book,
and have been carefully checked.
* Premiums may be obtained by
calling on the treasurer of the
association. Mr. H. L. Daughtry.
y Agricultural Department
1 First prize, Mrs. L. D. Singley,
2 Second, L. L. Britton, $2O
3 Third, E. R. Merritt, $l5
1 Best 10 stalks ribbon cane, Ernest
2 Best 10 stalks sorghum, G. A. Al
i len, $2
3 Second best 10 stalks sorghum,
W. M. Bledsoe, $1
4 Best display sorghum syrup, G.
, A. Allen, $2
* Jy Second best, A. C. Smith, $1
6 Best 10 stalks corn, Bertha Wil
7 Second, Herbert Williams, $1
8 Best bushel velvet beans, Mrs. J.
D. Jones, $1
9 Largest gourd, Henry Allen, $1
10 Gourd with longest handle, Leroy
11 Hest peck peanuts, S. F. Smith, $2
12 Second, Mrs. J. D. Jones, $1
J%13 Best 10 ears corn, A. C. Smith, $2
14 Second, E. R. Merritt, $1
15 Best peck pecans, Mrs. C. A. But
16 Largest pumpkin, Metz Kines, $1
*l7 Best display peavine hay, E. R.
18 Largest collard, A. F. Taylor, $1
19 Largest sweet potato, E. R. Mer
20 Best display sweet potatoes, E.
R. Merritt, $2
21 Best 5 stalks cotton, E. R. Mer
22 Best bushel oats, E. R. Merritt, $1
23 Best bushel wheat, E. R. Merritt,
Live Stock Department
4 1 Best bull dairy breed, J. H. Pat
r ick S5
2 Best beef bull, G. E. Mallet, $5
3 Best beef cow, G. E. Mallet, $5
4 Best heifer under 2 years, G. E.
5 Best general display, G. E. Mal
6 Best pair colts up to 3 years, C. H.
7 Best stallion, D. W. McClendon,
8 Best horse colt under 3 years, D.
W. McClendon, $5
9 Best pair colts, E. R. Merritt, $lO
10 Best mule colt up to 2 years, E.
ft. Merritt, $5
ll Best Duroc gilt, Adell Maddox, $5
12 Second, Lewis Dodson, $3
13 Third, Onre Nolen, $2
14 Best Berkshire gilt, Leonard Dod
15 Second, Charles Maddox, $3
16 Third, Wiley Standard, *2
17 Best Berkshire boar over six
months, Edgar Hale. $2.60
18 Best Poland China gilt, Thomas
E. Foster, $2 50
19 Best Hampshire boar, Fred Ham
oO Second, Janies Hammond,
21 Best Hampshire sow, Wade Ham
jiest Essex sow, F. M. Washing
tom no premium
93 Best registered Duroc boar over
6 months, E. D. Hoard, $2.50
•■>4 Best Poland China, sow, E. R,
JACKSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 27, 1916
25 Best Duroc sow over 6 months,
B. M. Barnes, $2.50
26 Best sow over all, Adell Maddox,
27 Best boar overall, Edgar Hale, $5.
1 First prize on embroidery, Mrs.
E. D. Hoard, $1
2 Second, Miss Laura Daughtry, 50c
3 First prize on battenberg, Mrs. L.
L. O’Kelley, $1
4 Second, Mrs. L. D. Watson, 50c
5 First prize on crochet work, Mrs.
J. R. Thurston, $1
6 Second, Mrs. Albert Edwards, 50c
7 First prize on tatting, Miss Nan
nie McElroy, $1
8 Second, Mrs. J. M. Ball, 50c
9 First prize for silk crazy quilt,
Mrs. J. M. Ball, $1
10 First prize on worsted crazy quilt,
Mrs. Eufola Merritt, $1
11 Second, Mrs. J. M. Ball, 50c
12 First prize on cotton quilt, Mrs.
J. L. Dodson, $1
13 Second, Mrs. Ruby Norris, 50c
14 First prize on woolen coverlet,
Mrs. J. D. Jones, $1
15 Best collection needle work, Mrs.
J. M. Ball, $2
16 Second, Mrs. S. J. Foster, $1
17 First prize on hand painted pic
ture, Miss Ocie J. Merideth, $8
18 Second, Miss Maggie Gene Foster,
19 Best loaf bread, Mrs. G. W. Wise,
20 Best plate butter, Mrs. C. L. Brit
21 First prize on pot flowers, Mrs.
L. M. Crawford, $2
22 Second, Mrs. W. M. Bledsoe, $1
23 Best flower decorated design, Mrs.
S. L. Lofton, $2
For largest number of persons haultd
into fair grounds on two-horse wagon
(86 including driver), E. R. Merritt, $lO
1 Best display, Bertrom Singley $5
2 Second, Lois Conner $3
3 Third, Mattie Kate Thomason $2
4 Best pen, Mattie Kate Thom
5 Second, Bertrom Singley $1
6 Third, Mack Lewis 50c
7 First Cockerel and First Pullet,
Butler Long $2
8 Second Pullet Butler Long 50c
9 Second Cockerel, Lois Conner 50c
10 Third Cockerel, Bertrom Sing
ley, ribbon. .
1 First and Second Pen, Mrs. L. D.
2 First Hen, Mrs. L. D. Singley $1
3 Third Pen, Dr. Franklin, ribbon.
4 First Pullet, Robin Wood $1
5 Second i'uliet and Second Cock
erel, H. F. Gilmore $1
6 First and Second Cockerel, L. L.
! O’Kelly $1.50
| 7 First Cockerel, L. L. O’Kelly $1
S First and Second pair Carneaux
! Pigeons, W. L Wagner $1.50
9 First and Second Pigeon, Joe
! Buchanan $1.50
! io Best pair in show, Joe Buchan
Girls Canning Club
1 Girl canning greatest number of
cans, Mvrtle Long, Scholarship.
2 Second, Mary W. Lewis, Scholar-1
r} Third. Einmaline Hale $lO
TROOPS OFF TO
EL PASO, TEXAS
Second Infantry Left on
WILL ARRIVE THURSDAY
Other Units of Georgia
State Troops Get Away
Monday and Tuesday-
Real Service For Soldiers
The Jackson Rifles are off to
Together with the other com
panies of the Second regiment
they left Camp Harris Sunday
afternoon for El Paso, Texas.
Major Thomas’ battalion to which
Cos. Ais attached, was the first
to get away.
The troops traveled over the
Central via Columbus to Mont
gomery, thence over the Nash
ville & St. Louis to New Orleans
and thence over the Southern Pa
cific to El Paso. The total dis
tance is something like 1,800
miles and the troops were due to
reach their destination some time
Thursday. They traveled in spe
cial Pullman cars.
The First and Fifth regiments
left Macon Monday. In Atlanta
the Fifth stopped over long
enough to give a parade.
The Macon Telegraph sent a
reporter to the border with the
troops and through the press and
letters the folks back home will
be able to keep in close touch
with the boys at the front.
Capt. G. E. Mallet of thequar
master’s department did not go
to the border, and will return
home in a few days.
4 To first year girl raising greatest
number of pounds of tomatoes, Dollie
5 Second, Jennie Lee Allen $3
6 To girl having on display the
greatest variety and I test quality of pre
serves and jellies, pickles and canned
products, Mary W. Lewis $lO
7 Second, Myrtle Long $5
8 Best record book, second year
girl, Gladys O’Neal $2
9 Second, Mary Maddox $1
10 Best record book first year girl,
Blanche Thornton $2
11 Second, Jennie Lee Allen $1
12 Second year girl w riting best sto
ry, Willie Barries $2
13 Second, Blanche Thornton $1
14 First year girl w riting best story,
Mattie Moss $2
15 Second, Emmaline Hale $1
16 Each Canning Club or Poultry
Club member that finished the work
will be given a club pin.
Boys Corn Club
1 Best 10 Ears Corn, Bernard Gas
2 Second, Herbert Williams $3
3 Largest Yield Bottom Land, Ber
nard Gaston $lO
4 Largest Yield Up-Land, Milton
5 Second, Charles Brownlee, $5
6 Best Written Report, Charles
7 Second, Luther Washington $2
To boy making largest yield on up
land, Hereford bull donated by L. M.
Crawford, Milton Edwards.
To boy making largest yield on bot
tom land, bank account given by L.
M. Crawford, Bernard Gaston. 1
MR. TOWLES LOST BARN
BY SUNOAY NIGHT BLAZE
Hon. C. A. Towles, of Cork,
lost his barn and its entire con
tents, consisting of corn, fodder,
hay, oats and other feed stuffs,
Sunday night. Few of the de
tails were learned, and it is not
known how the fire originated
or if the building was insured.
The loss is a considerable one and
Mr. Towles’ friends sympathize
with him in his misfortune.
FEED MILLS HERE
BOLL WEEVIL SAFEGUARD
Much Information Picked
up on Chipley Trip
Messrs. J. H. Patrick, J. H.
McKibben, W. E. Foster and G.
E. Rice, who spent last Tuesday
in Harris county for the purpose
of studying feed mills and the
boll weevil, were greatly im
pressed with what they saw. A
number of the boll weevils were
brought home to prove that the
pest is no myth—as some still in
cline to profess.
The business men at Chipley
have established large feed mills
for the benefit of the farmers.
All kinds of grain and forage
crops are made into an excellent
quality of feed, thus encouraging
diversification and affording a
cash market for products other
than cotton. These gentlemen
state the boll weevil has played
havoc in the section around Chip
Feed mills for Butts county are
being discussed and it is practi
cally assured that a number of
these- establishments will go up
here within the next few weeks.
FOUR FLUSHED TUESDAY
Several Negroes Placed
Tuesday was a bad day for
moonshine stills in Butts county.
Three outfits were broken up
and another flushed. Three of
the joy juice factories were loca
ted on the property on the Cen
tral Georgia Power Company. At
No. 1 1,000 gallons of beer were
found and Rube Lummus. Har
vey McMillan and Jess Cook, all
colored, were arrested.
Nobody was at home at No. 2.
Three hundred gallons of beer
were found at No. 3 and John
Suggs, colored, was arrested as
the alleged operator. Whiskey
was found in his house and on |
his person, as was also a pistol. ■
Sheriff Crawford had to threaten
force before Suggs would go to
jail. There are four cases pend
ing against Suggs.
Outfit No. 4 was in Towaliga, ■
but had just been moved.
The local officers were assisted
in the raid by Internal Revenue
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Butts County Progress Established 1882
HAS GOOD REPORT
Quarterly Conference Was
DR. PIERCE PRESIDES
Financial Report Entirely
King Highly Commend
The fourth and last quarterly
conference of the year was held
at the Jackson Methodist church
Sunday, with Dr. W. L. Pierce,
presiding elder of the Griffin dis
A flattering financial report
was made, showing the collec
tions have been up to the stan
dard. The reports showed that
all departments of the church are
in excellent condition. The re
ports, it is said, were entirely
Rev. Olin King, the pastor,
was commended for his work in
behalf of the church. It is likely
Mr. King will be returned to
Jackson for another year. He is
popular with the people of the
entire community and it would
be highly pleasing to the people
here to have Mr. King returned
for his third year.
The annual meeting of the
North Georgia Conference will
be held this year in Griffin, be
ginning Nov. 22. It is expected
a large number of people from
here will attend the conference
in November, as Griffin is only a
short distance from Jackson.
Dr. Pierce preached at the
Methodist church morning and
night and conference was held in
P.P. JOHNSON FINDS BUG
Dreaded Pest Has Made
Appearance in Butts
While in the city Tuesday Mr.
P. P. Johnson reported that he
had found a boll weevil on his
farm in the Worthville section.
It has been thought for some
time that the boll weevil was in
Butts county, and Mr. Johnson’s
find seems to cinch the fact. The
pest has been found in Monroe
and Jasper counties, according
to reliable information, and will
no doubt scatter throughout this
section before stopped bv frost.
801 l weevil experts declare the
pest will damage this section
next year to the same extent that
South Georgia was damaged this
season. It will be impossible to
make more than half a crop of
cotton in this territory next year,
according to those informed on
boll weevil conditions.
In the meantime it is a mighty
good time for the farmers of
Butts county and this section to
plant a large crop of wheat and
oats this fall.
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Consolidated July 9.1919