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The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, September 29, 1977, Image 1

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jfarksr Progress-Argus Volume 104 Number 3D Etheridge-Smith Cos. Begins 95th Year o /ice Etheridge-Smith Cos., Inc., Butts County’s oldest mer cantile store from point of continuous service, is enter ing its 95th year, having been organized in 1882. Three young men, Frank Etheridge, Asa Smith and Hiram Huddleston, came to Jackson in 1882 to establish a mercantile business. The business thrived under their competent management and their store became one of the leading merchandisers of the entire area. In 1904, anew management team took over the business. R. N. Etheridge, E. L. Smith and J. H. Carmichael purchased the stock of its former owners and changed the name to Carmichael- Etheridge-Smith Cos. The year 1905 brought a further name and manage ment change when Mr. Carmichael divested his interest in the business and organized the Carmichael- Mallet Cos. in the building now occupied by Beckham’s. In 1909 the name was changed again to Etheridge- Smith & Cos. and C. M. Bids Rejected On Paving Projects Here The Georgia Department of Transportation at its latest contract letting has rejected all bids on resurfacing projects that included two roads in Butts County and streets in Flovilla and Jenkinsburg. The projects are being readvertised for bids now and proposals will be accepted until October 14th. Included in the projects were 1.10 miles of plant mix resurfacing on England Chapel Road and .028 miles on Heard Road in Butts County. Also included were streets in Flovilla and Jenkinsburg. The total mileage of the Flovilla and Jenkinsburg streets to be resurfaced is 1.072 miles. The successful bidder will be given until June 1, 1978 to complete the Butts County projects. DOUGHNUT SALE BE HELD SATURDAY The Butts County Band Booster Club will sell Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Saturday, October Ist, on The Court house Square beginning at 9:00 A.M. All Band Members are asked to please come and help sell Doughnuts. ass* UNITED APPEAL—The United Appeal drive begins Saturday in Butts County and the goal for the county is $14,500 as indicated by the chart. Four of'the committee chairpersons for this year’s drive are (1-r) Perry Compton was anew addition to the management team as bookkeeper. The year 1923 brought two new stockholders and direc tors into the firm, H. M. Moore and T. B. Smith. The firm then adopted its present corporate name of Ethe ridge-Smith Cos., Inc. R. N. Etheridge sold his interest in 1934 to the other stockholders and, in 1942, upon T. B. Smith’s death, H. M. Moore purchased his interest in the business from his estate. Upon the death of E. L. Smith in 1946, the late C. E. McMichael came into the business when he and Mr. Moore purchased the interest of the Smith family. Edgar McMichael and Maurice Moore operated the business together until Mr. McMichael’s death in 1958, after which Mr. Moore acquired his interest and became the sole owner. Mr. Moore attributes the success of the business to loyal patrons from Butts and surrounding counties, faith ful employees-some of whom Jackson Church of the Nazarene Observes 40th Anniversary Sun. The fortieth anniversary of the Jackson Church of the Nazarene will be observed Sunday, October 2nd, at the church on Highway 16, East of Jackson. Services will begin at 9:45 am. with Sunday School and morning worship followed by a sumptuous basket lunch at the noon hour. Rev. E. Ray Savage, pastor, announced this week that Dr. Mack Anderson of Decatur will deliver the homecoming message during the worship hour. Dr. Anderson is a retired Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, having been or dained in 1925. A favorite among Nazarenes, Dr. An derson served for many years as the District Super intendent for the State of Georgia, filling this position until his retirement. He is a Registered Evangelist for the Church of the Nazarene and travels on a state-wide basis to fill pulpits as guest speaker. The local Nazarene Church was officially organized September 12, 1937 following a tent revival which lasted some six weeks. The church has been blessed through the years, having built a spa cious parsonage and church on Indian Springs Street and in 1974 first services were held in the attractive new fackson, Georgia 30233, Thursday, September 29, 1977 have been with the store over three or four decades-and quality merchandise that is always dispensed with a friendly smile. “I’m just fortunate to be engaged in business in such a good location, in such a good County, serving the finest people in the world, and I hope this store and the fine name it has built up in its first 95 years, will endure for another 95,” Mr. Moore said as another year of service was added to the firm’s long history. “The name New York Store, which many people still use today, came into being because of the frequent trips of our buyers to New York City to bring Butts County people the finest and latest in ready-to-wear,” Mr. Moore pointed out. In recounting the early history of business, Mr. Moore said he was relying somewhat on information passed to him verbally but that he believes the dates and information on ownership to be correct. Citizens To Discuss Bond Issue Thursday Robert Williams, Jr., chairman of the Citizens for Better Education committee, announces there will be a meeting Thursday evening, September 29th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jackson High School lunch room to discuss the November Bth bond referen dum. Williams urges all citizens who are interested in improving the local school facilities and providing a better education for our children to be present at this meeting and voice their opinions on how these ends can best be achieved. building on Highway 16, East. All members, former members, former pastors and residents of Jackson and surrounding areas are invit ed to attend the special Anniversary observance, at which it is anticipated a copy of the church’s history will be distributed among those present. Ridgeway, assistant drive chairman, Charlie Brown, drive chairman, Rita Durrett, secretary of United Appeal and Hugh Glidewell, president of United Appeal. —Photo by Dale Whiten New Kiwanis Club Officers Are Inducted Officers to serve the Jackson Kiwanis Club for its 1977-78 year were installed at the Club’s meeting on Tuesday, September 20th. Heading the Club into the fall quarter and the New Year will be Richard Ballard as president; Kenneth Welch, first vice-president; Kenny Smith, second vice president; Hank Hilder brand, treasurer, and Sandy Sanvidge, secretary. Directors installed includ ed Ralph Carr, Jr., Harry Lewis, James Payne, Vin cent Jones, Pete Malone, Rogers Starr, Luke Weaver and immediate past presi dent Doug Durrett. In charge of the installa tion service was Lt.-Gov. Jack Smith, of the 12th Kiwanis Division. Rev. David Beville, pastor of the Jackson Presbyterian Church, was welcomed as a new member and inducted into the Club by Lt.-Gov. Smith. President Doug Durrett announced that the Club ranked number one in attendance for the month of August in its Division. Mrs. Gerry Wright, who served as an advisor to the Jackson High School Key Club from 1972-1977, was awarded an attractive plaque for her efforts in counseling this youth organi zation. Welcomed as guests were the Rev. Ben Wright, Miss Nancy Cooper, advisor to the Keywanette Club at Indian Springs Academy, ISA Key wanettes Sonya Moore and Cindy Williamson, Eddie Burden and Gregg Miller from the ISA Key Club and Scott Smith and Danny Patterson from the Jackson High Key Club. City Primary To Be Held On Tuesday Jackson voters will go to the polls Tuesday, October 4th, to vote for three veteran councilmen who are unop posed in their reelection bid and to name members of the City Democratic Executive Committee for 1978. Councilmen to be named in Tuesday’s primary election are Dawson Bryant, first ward; John L. Coleman, fourth ward, and John Robert Pulliam, fifth ward. In addition to voting for the three councilmen, voters will also nominate members of Rumors Put Sen. Banks In Congress Race The Atlanta Constitution last Friday carried an interesting story regarding the potential candidacy of State Senator Peter Banks, of Barnesville, for the Sixth District Congressional seat in the 1978 election. Rep. John J. (Jack) Flynt, of Griffin, has held this seat for 13 consecutive terms and has already announced that he intends to be a candidate for reelection to a 14th term. The speculation grew out of a leave of absence granted Senator Banks on September Ist from his law firm. Banks, a former aide to Flynt, conceded he had interest in the seat but said he would never consider seeking it as long as Flynt is in office. Flynt dispensed any no tions about his retirement from the political scene next year very quickly. In a telephone interview from Washington, he told the Constitution reporter, “You can tell Pete to go back to his law practice. I am very definitely a candidate for reelection.” Immediately upon his reelection last November to his 13th term, the Congress man announced his intention to seek the office again in 1978. State Senator Virginia f.iapard, of Griffin, a highly regarded legislator, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Sixth District post and has not disclaimed an interest in going to Washington. Meanwhile, despite the denials, the speculation con tinues that somebody knows something they are not saying, or saying something they don't know, and that the Sixth District race may indeed contain some sur prises in 1978. the City’s Democratic Exe cutive Committee. Present members include: Levi Ball, chairman; Hugh Glidewell. Jr., secretary; Mrs. Mary Lee Martin, treasurer, and members A. V. Maddox, J. O. King and Vincent Jones. Voters registration books for the October 4th primary closed on Thursday, Septem ber 22nd. October 10th Is Opening Day Of County's Agricultural Fair Plans are being finalized for the Butts County Agricul tural Fair, which will open Monday, October 10th. for a week’s run at the Jackson Fairgrounds. Sponsoring the fair again this year will be the Jackson Exchange Club. Fair week in Butts County is traditionally a fun week, with a variety of exhibits, community and school booths, and entertainments to attract and interest the entire family. Larry Morgan is president of the Exchange Club Fair Association. John Sherrell. vice president. Newt Ethe redge, fair manager and treasurer, and David Bur ford, secretary. Miss Patricia Smith. Butts County home economist, will be in charge of all exhibits and booths for the girl's youth groups and women’s department. County Agent Millard Daniel will direct the activities of the boy's youth groups, while O. L. Weaver. County's Population Of Fastest Growing Lee Speer Is Recovering From September 21 Surgery 1 W‘ • "i ; I RECOVERING—This picture of Lee Speer was taken September 24, three days after he underwent surgery' for a kidney transplant. Lee is reported to be progressing well and may be able to come home in about a month. The kidney transplant operation for Lee Speer, the little 4-vear-old Butts County boy who’s in the University of Minnesota hospital, was successfully performed last Wednesday (September 21) and Lee is recovering “nicely” according to his grandfather, Mr. Hesper Stephens. Lee's father, Mike Speer, who was the donor for the kidney Lee had to have, is also recovering well. In fact, he w'as released from the hospital Sunday. Mr. Stephens said the doctors told Lee’s family if everything continues to go well and if Lee continues to make progress in recovering, he may be able to come home in about four weeks. He added that Lee appear ed to feel relatively good S.S. AGENT HERE EACH THURSDAY A representative of the Griffin Social Security Office will be in the Butts County courthouse each Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00 P.M.. except on holidays. Most Social Security business can be done on the telephone, including filing of a claim and establishing age. Interested parties may call collect 227-0183 in Griffin. Jr. is serving as chairman of all exhibits for field and horticultural crops. One of the annual high lights of the fair is the announcement on Monday night of the Exchange Club's Woman of the Year award. J. T Beckham is chairman of the Woman of the Year committee, with Herbert Moore and Glenn Rivers assisting. Those wishing to nominate candidates for the Woman of the Year Award are asked to submit their nominations to J T Beckham, at PO. Box liM, Jackson, Ga. 30233 as soon as possible, in order that the judges may have suffi cient time to weigh the qualifications of the various nominees. A schedule of events for the October fair shows Monday as Entry Day; Monday night-Licensed Nursery and Kindergarten Night, with the Woman of the Year Award to be made at 8:00 p.m. following the operation and was very much aware that his grandfather and grand mother were visiting him. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens flew to Minneapolis last week before the operation. Mr. Stephens returned home Sunday, Mrs. Stephens later in the week. Also visiting Lee, his father and his mother Susan Speer, were Mr. Speer's father Aubrey Lee Speer and his brother Aubrey Lee Speer. Jr. Mrs. Mary Ellen Wilkes, sister of Mrs. Speer, also flew to Minneapolis to be with Lee and his family. Lee's address in Minnea polis is Michael Lee Speer. University’ of Minnesota Hospital, Station 22. Room 253, Minneapolis. Minnesota. 55455. TIFT STUDENTS GET PRACTICE IN TEACHING Several Tift College educa tion majors are student teaching in the fall quarter. Dr. Wayne C. Hall. Jr., head of the education department, announced recently. Among those actively engaged in teaching is Emma Taylor Head, of Indian Springs, who is on the staff of the Jackson Primary- School. Tuesday night will be devoted primarily to flower show and general exhibit judging, although there will be time out for 4-H square dancing. Bake day will be' the theme of Wednesday’s program and Wednesday night there will be a weight lifting demon stration. Thursday night will be school night, with the focus on youth exhibits and the amusement center. Friday night a program of string music will be offered, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Winners of exhibits of all types will receive their reward on Saturday when premiums will be awarded, beginning at 9:00 p.m. Premium lists for the fair, giving a detailed listing of categories and prizes, have been distributed, according to Newt Etheredge. general manager of the Exchange Club Fair Association. 15c Per Copy Is One in State With a 1976 estimated population of 12.800. Butts County is the 17th fastest growing county in Georgia and the second fastest growing in the Mclntosh Trail Area, according to figures released by the Office of Planning and Budget. The county population grew 21.21 percent from 10,560 in 1970 and now ranks 83rd among the 159 counties in the state, up from a ranking of 93. Fayette County is the fastest growing county in the Mclntosh Trail Area and the third fastest growing in the state. Its population increased 47.84 percent during the past six years from 11,364 to 16,800. All of the counties in the Trail Area experienced a growth in population except Lamar County which dropp ed .82 percent from 10,688 in 1970 to 10,600 in 1976. Spalding County continues to be the most populous of the counties in the Trail Area with a current estimated population of 42,200 up 6.80 percent. It is followed by Newton County with 30.700 up 16.81 percent: Henry. 28.500 up 20.13; Upson. 25.200 up 7.21; Fayette: Butts: Lamar and Pike County with a popu lation of 7500 up 2.52 percent. Asa whole, the Mclntosh Trail Area was the second fastest growing region in the state with an increase in population of 13.96 per cent to stand at 174.300 In other area counties. Rockdale w'as the fastest growing with a whopping increase of 47.64 percent, the fourth highest rate in the state. Rockdale's population is estimated at 26,800. Clayton County's popula tion made a big surge from 98.126 to 127.900. Monroe County grew 11.91 percent to 12.300 and Jasper County increased to 6.600 from 5,760. Gwinnett County is the fastest growing county in the state, showing an increase of 75.12 percent with its population estimated at 126.700. It is followed by- Douglas County which in creased 57.02 percent. Fulton County remains the most populous county in Georgia though its popula tion decreased 3.22 percent to stand at 585.700. Dekalb is second with 470.000 follow ed by Cobb with 250.100: Chatham. 186.300; Muscogee. 167,500; Rich mond. 164.100 and Bibb. 146.600. Asa whole. Georgia's population passed the five million mark with an estimated total of 5.011.300. an increase of 9.23 percent for a total of 423.370 persons. In releasing the figures. Governor George Bus bee noted that since 1970 Georgia ranked as the fifth fastest growing state in the nation in “absolute numbers.” exceed ed only by Florida, Cali fornia. Texas and Arizona, in that order. i t . THE HOBO. SEZ: - .(, * n -fft.rtf v j r j. f * V * - ? 1 can t help but wonder if Senators Ribicoff and Javits could have stood up to the tests they demanded of Bert Lance