VOL. 69—No. 18
Indian Springs Hotels Prepare To Open
For What Promises To Be A Busy Season
ELDER HOTEL WILL HAVE FOR
MAL OPENING MAY 1. MR. AND
MRS. CULBRETH LEASE FOY
FOR CURRENT SEASON
Hotels at Indian Springs are pre
paring for the 1942 season by nam
ing opening dates and arranging to
care for what is believed will prove
to be a large number of guests.
The Elder Hotel, with J. Edward
Cornell as manager, announces its
formal opening on Saturday, May 1.
During the spring a number of im
provements have been made to the
property, already one of the best
equipped resort hotels in the state.
The Foy Hotel, operated for sev
eral years by the late Ed Hoard,
has been leased for the season by
Mr-, and Mrs. Louis Culbreth of Zeb
ulon. They will announce the for
mal opening as soon as necessary
improvements and repairs are made.
Followig the opening of the In
dian Springs state park April 1,
with V. W. Cole as manager, large
crowds have been visiting Indian
Springs and many picnics and gath
erings have been reported. Sunday
was an especially good day, with vis
itors taking full advantage of the
sunshine to seek recreation.
The Indian Springs swimming pool,
with Dan Hoard as proprietor and
manager, is also open for the sea
son. This, as usual, will prove a
popular place during the hot weather
In spite of tire rationing and re
strictions in the sale of automobiles,
informed observers believe Indian
Springs will have one of its best sea
sons. It is pointed out that this
park, centrally located and easy to
reach by rail and motor, will be wide
ly used by Georgians who heretofore
have been accustomed to take longer
The Indian Springs state park is
the most widely used of all the parks
in the state system and last year
practically half a million visitors
were registered there. Hotel facili
ties and arrangements for over-night
and weekend parties are unsurpassed
and the mineral water is another
strong appeal that makes Indian
Springs stand out as a health and
In The County
BOARD WILL HANDLE REGIS
TRATION OF SUGAR AND OTH
ER COMMODITIES. COMPTON
TO BE THE ADMINISTRATOR
Because of the growing restric
tions on everyday products, another
rationing board has been set up here
to assist with the rationing program.
Recommended for appointment
are W. G. Preston as chairman, H. G.
Harris and Butler Smith. The
recommendation was made by Mayor
W. M. Redman, chairman of the
Butts County Defense Committee.
Appointments are made by T. M.
Forbes, director of the Rationing
Recommended as county adminis
trator to coordinate the work of the
two boards was C. M. Compton.
The original rationing board, con
sisting of B. B. Garland as chair
man, D. W. Ham and Troup Smith,
has chdrge of tires, automobiles and
Gasoline is to be rationed and it
now seems likely that other products
will be added soon and the two
boards will face a busy program try
ing .to keep, the public supplied.
In State Award
JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL STU
DENT AWARDED $25 WAR
BOND IN SCHOLARSHIP CON
TEST OF ATLANTA FIRM
Blackman Settle, popular Jackson
High School student, has been de
clared Butts county winner in the
scholarship essay contest sponsored
by Rich’s, Inc., Atlanta department
store, and was awarded a $25 War
Bond and a ticket to a luncheon
given all contestants.
His subject was the late Captain
W. F. Smith, pioneer Butts county
editor and developer and regarded
as one of the county’s foremost citi
zens. Confederate veteran, Captain
Smith was one of the first editors
of the Middle Georgia Argus, spon
sored the development of water pow
er on the Ocmulgee river, promoted
the building of the Southern Rail
way through Butts county and at
the time of his death in 1912 was
actively engaged in building the
Middle Georgia Interurban Railway
to connect Indian Springs, Jackson
and Griffin and other cities.
Friends of young Mr. Settle will
congratulate him on his selection of
a subject, his winning paper and the
award of the war bond.
He is the son of Major and Mrs.
E. S. Settle.
Winner of the state contest will
be awarded a college scholarship and
friends hope that Mr. Settle will go
on to win the top honors.
Gladelle Moss, also Jackson High
School senior, won second prize of
NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED BY
GRAND JURY ASSUME OFFICE
AND ELECT OFFICERS TO
SERVE COUNTY BOARD
At the last meeting of the Butts
County Board of Education three
members appointed by the February
grand jury, Robert Fletcher, Harold
Standard and F. L. Maddox, quali
L. R. Washington, long-time mem
ber of the board, was elected presi
dent of the board, and Sam J. Smith,
second to Mr. Washington in point
of service, was elected vice presi
Mr. Fletcher was appointed to suc
ceed W. J. Bankston of Jenkins
burg; Mr. Standard to succeed J. E.
McMichael, and Mr. Maddox to suc
ceed his wife, Mrs. F. L. Maddox.
Messrs. Bankston and McMichael
saw long service on the board and
Mrs. Maddox, first woman ever to
serve on the board, had been a mem
ber for the past few years. Retir
ing members of the board gave years
of faithful service to the cause of
education in Butts county and their
efforts will be held in grateful ap
New members of the board are all
young, active and ambitious to serve
education faithfully and well.
As'now constituted the county
board of education is composed of
L. R. Washington as president; Sam
J. Smith as v;ce president; Robert
Fletcher. Harold Standard and F. L.
Maddox, members, and William G.
Preston county school superinten
JACKSON, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1942
At Baptist Church
LARGE ATTENDANCE, KEEN IN
TEREST AND GENEROUS CO
OPERATION HIGH POINTS OF
ANNUAL SPRING REVIVAL
Revival services at the First Bap
tist church which began April 19
will be concluded Friday night, May
1, according to announced plans,
i The spring revival, with Dr. L. 0.
Leavell as guest minister, has arous
ed community-wide interest and ser
vices are being well attended. Es
pecially large crowds have been
present at the early morning ser
vices, held at 8:30. The evening
-service is at 8:30 daily.
Dr. Leavell is sustaining his repu
tation as an able and vigorous gos
pel preacher and his sermons have
deeply impressed all congregations.
Good singing has been an enjoy
able feature of both the morning
and evening services, with the regu
lar and special choirs being assisted
by the choirs of other Jackson
churches. The Rev. Gaither A.
Briggs, pastor of the First Baptist
church, is directing the music.
A high point of the meeting has
been the generous support accorded
by other churches of the community.
The Jackson Methodist church can
celled its Sunday night service and
the Wednesday night prayer service
so that members might attend the
For the remainder of the week Dr.
Leavell has announced sermon sub
jects as follows:
Thursday night, “The Unpardon
able Sin;” Friday morning at 8:30,
“God’s Jewels,” and Friday night at
8:30, “Do It Now.”
A vocal solo by Mrs. D.’ P. Settle
Is planned for the Thursday evening
Concerning the meetings the Rev.
G. A. Briggs says:
“Perhaps the largest number of
school pupils in the last four years
have attended the early morning
service, and we wish to express our
sincere appreciation to all parents
who have cooperated in making this
“We appreciate very much the
cooperation of Bro. Wise and all the
Methodists for their calling off their
Sunday evening service (April 26)
and their Wednesday evening ser
vice for the benefit of our meeting.”
County Given A
Quota of $7,100
In Bond Drive
INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN TO BE
GIN NEXT WEEK. STATE 4S
ASKED TO BUY MORE THAN
FIVE MILLION DOLLARS
In the campaign to sell more War
Saving Stamps and Bonds, Butts
county has been given a quota of
The quota for the state during
May is $5,365,100.
County quotas were set by the
United States Treasury Department
and were based upon income, wealth,
bank deposit records and previous
participation in the war savings pro
Wednesday, May 6, has been set
as Total Mobilization Day and at
that time the all-out drive to secure
pledges will begin throughout the
county. Every person in the coun
ty will be given an opportunity to
pledge part of his income or earn
ings to the war effort.
Signed pledges will be secured
during the intensive campaign.
The AAA will assist in the cam
paign by handling pledges in commu
nities having less than 100.
Of The South
FROM REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO
PRESENT SOLDIERS OF SOUTH
HAVE DONE PART, MEMORIAL
DAY ORATOR SAYS *
In the Memorial Day address April
23, Mrs. Oscar McKenzie, speaker
for the occasion, praised the courage
and valor of the Southern soldiers
in every conflict from the Resolu
tion to the present world struggle.
She also paid tribute to the women
of the sixties in the valiant fight to
rebuild their beloved southland, not
complaining of the severest priva
Mrs. McKenzie told her audience
that sometime an historian would
come forth who would tell the truth
about the war—that slavery was on
ly an issue and that the southern
states fought for their constitutional
rights. Mrs. McKenzie was intro
duced by Mrs. H. O. Ball.
Mrs. J. T. Moore, president of the
Lafkin D. Watson chapter UDC, un
der whose auspices the program was
arranged, presided at the exercises.
The invocation was given by Rev.
E. M. Wise and Rev. G. A. Briggs
gave a vocal solo, with Mrs. J. W.
O’Neal as accompanist.
A medley of patriotic songs was
sung by the grammar grade students
with Mrs. Eva Mae Smith as pianist.
Rev. L. O. Leavell pronounced the
The exercises, held in the school
auditorium, were well attended and
all acclaimed Mrs. McKenzie as a
charming and forceful speaker. Al
though she was the speaker several
years ago the people of Jackson are
ready to offer her a third bid for
During her visit here Mrs. Mc-
Kenzie was the guest of Mrs. H. 0.
Dinner far Confederate veterans,
their widows and prominent visitors
was served in the clubhouse.
Need Faith In
GUEST MINISTER AT BAPTIST
CHURCH WAS SPEAKER TUES
DAY AT KIWANIS MEETING.
TRUCK RUN WAS LAUDED
In a streamlined age faith is
needed to tide mankind over rough
spots, members of the Kiwanis club
were told Tuesday night by Dr. L.
0. Leavel], pastor of the First Bap
tist church of Newnan, guest minis
ter at the revival services at the
First Baptist church.
Dr. Leavell, an interesting speak
er, was presented by P. H. Weaver.
Rev. G. A. Briggs was another guest
of the club. The program was pre
sented by the committee on Support
of Churches in their Spiritual Aims.
The test run of trucks Saturday
night in a demonstration of evacuat
ing Jackson was lauded by Mayor
W. M. Redman as the first of its
kind in the United States.
Dinner was served by the UDC,
Miss Hattie Buttrill chairman. Three
members were absent, a check re
MR. HART WILL PREACH AT
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Regular services will be held at
the Presbyterian church Sunday
morning and the student pastor, Mr.
William Hart, will fill the pulpit.
The public is cordially invited.
Sunday school is held at 10 a. m.,
with J. Edward Carmichael as super
Evacuation of Jackson By Heavy Trucks
Early Sunday Declared Entire Success
“Old Men" 734
FOURTH REGISTRATION HELD
MONDAY. COUNTY’S MAN
POWER PASSES 2.000 MARK.
SCHOOLS WERE IN CHARGE
Butts county’s fourth registration
Monday saw 734 men between the
ages of 45-65 march to schools
and pledge their services to the
government in its all-out war effort.
With the previous total of 1,467,
the county’ total man power now
registered amounts to 2,201. The
fourth registration was the largest
held, except the first when 977 men
between 21 and 35 registered.
Butts county teachers were in
charge of the registration, with all
whites registering at Jackson public
schools and junior high schools. Col
ored people in Jackson district reg
istered at the colored school and
in the county at various schools.
The board has not separated the
registrants according to races and
this will not be done for several days
yet, Walter Wilson, clerk of the lo
cal board, said.
Registration by schools showed
Indian Springs 116
Towaliga _ 74
Local board 91
Pcpperton ~~ 59
Jackson (colored) 148
Sugar And Gas Be
Held In Early May
CONSUMERS WILL REGISTER
FOR SUGAR MAY 4-7 AND REG
ISTRATION FOR GASOLINE IS
SET FOR MAY 12 TO 14
Industrial and institutional users
of sugar were required to register
at high schools of the ngtion April
28-29, and individual consumers will
be required to register at elementary
schools May 4 through 7.
While the registration is in prog
ress retail sugar sales were banned
throughout the nation for a week,
and will be resumed May 5 when ra
tioning goes into effect.
Consumers may purchase one
pound of sugar with each of tl\e first
four stamps in the war ration books.
These stamps cover approximately
two-week periods from May 5 to
Registration for gasoline will be
held in elementary schools in 17 At
lantic Coast states and the District
of Columbia May 12, 13 and 14.
Gasoline rationing will go into ef
fect in these states May 15, OPA
said. The amount of the ration will
be determined by the petroleum sit
uation at the time of registration.
OUT TO MEN IN THE
The Butts county selective ser
vice board reports that question
naires between the numbers 301 and
400, inclusive, have been mailed to
men in the third registration. For
ty-three questionnaires will be mail
ed next week, according to Walter
Wilson, clerk of the draft board.
In the third registration of Feb
ruary 16 Butts county had 443 men
between the ages of 22-44 to regis
ter for selective service duty.
$2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
FIRST DEMONSTRATION OF THE
KIND UNDER CIVILIAN DE
FENSE. LARGE CROWD ON
HAND TO GREET VISITORS
The evacuation of Jackson early
Sunday by a fleet of trucks from
Atlanta, Macon, Griffin and Gray as
a demonstration of civilian defense
efficiency, was declared an entire
success. The test, the first of its
kind under the civilian defense set
up, proved that the population of
whole communities can be moved
quickly and safely in case of air
raids or bombings by enemy planes.
Here for the test run were 171
trucks, 102 from Atlanta, 40 from
Macon, 20 from Griffin and 9 from
Gray. Drivers volunteered their
services for the occasion. Ten miles
of trucks were on the highway at
one time and the run from Atlanta
was made in an hour and a half.
As the trucks converged on Jack
son they were parked according to
previously arranged plans and there
was not a hitch. Jackson policemen,
regular and auxiliary, members of
the state highway patrol and mem
bers of the local civilian defense
committee assisted in directing traf
fic and parking.
A large crowd of Jackson citizens
sat up until the wee hours to wel
come the visitors. *Mayor W. M.
Redman, who is chairman of the
Butts County Defense Committee,
was assisted in greeting and wel
coming visitors from the four Geor
Sandwiches and coffee were serv
ed the visitors by a committee head
ed by Miss Pauline Mallet and Miss
Myrtie Lee McGoogan, assisted by
the Boy Scouts and a large number
of Jackson women, with practically
every citizen being a member of
the reception committee.
The evacuation test was handled
by H. L. Spring, state chairman of
truck transportation of OCD. E. G.
Horne Jr., was chief marshal, and
others "assisting were Major W. P.
Reed of the state highway patrol;
Walter McDonald, chairman of the
utilities committee in charge of
truck transportation; Captain W. J.
Redfcrn of the State Guard, Colo
nel Richard C. Job of the State Citi
zens’ Defense Committee, and oth
D. P. Settle, a member of the
state committee on truck transpor
tation and E. H. Pace, his assistant,
rendered valuable service in map
ping and helping make the test run
AT GYMNASIUM SET
FOR MAY SEVENTH
A large attendance is expected at
the Butts county gymnasium Thurs
day night, May 7, to take part in
the monthly recreation program.
Dwight Hunter, one of 'the 4tate
recreation leaders, will be in charge
of the games which begin at 9
There is no admission charge for
this evening of fun. Everybody is
invited and urged to come out and
enjoy this phase of the defense pro
TO BEGIN DUTIES
MONDAY, MAY 4
The Butts county board of tax
equalizers plan to meet the first
Monday in May and organize and
begin cheeking tax returns for the
Members of the board are J. O.
Cole, J. H. Patrick and R. E. Evans.
Mr. Evans was recently appointed
for anew six-year term.