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VOLUME XXXVIII, NUMBER 37
KIWIS 1926 ACTIVITIES
ANNOUNCED BY SEC. TALLEY
CLUB MAKES GOOD
SHOWING FOR YEAR
PROGRAM FOR 1927 PROMISES
GREATER ACTIVITIES IF POS
SIBLE. CLUB LIFE REVIVED
AND PERMANENCY ASSURED.
Secretary E. S. Talley of the Doug
las Kiwanis Club has submitted a
summary of Kiwanis activities for
1926, and we take great pleasure in
reproducing his report which was
given at the last meeting of the club:
Jan. 8, John Slater spoke on organ
izing a Chamber of Commerce.
Jan. 15, Fred Ricketson suggested
that the Boy Scouts be reorganized.
Mass meeting arranged by special
committee for court house next Tues
Jan. 22, Rev. W. E. Smith appoint
ed to take charge of the Boy Scouts.
Members of the club took a party of
tourists to places of interest around
Feb. 5, E. L. Grantham suggested
that the club back County Agent Bus
sey in planning some kind of agricul
tural exhibit for the fall and this was
referred to the Agricultural commit
Feb. 12, Mr. Murrell, of Tifton, was
present and a meeting arranged to go
into further details of the Chamber
Feb. 19, a motion carried that the
club underwrite the expense of adver
tising space in the Jacksonville Times
Union, pending the organization of
the Chamber of Commerce.
Mar. 5, committee named to attend
a road meet at Jacksonville, Ga.
Mar. 26, committee named to attend
a road meeting at Hawkinsville, Ga.
April 19, committee appointed to ar
range a barbecue for the District
May 14, committee appointed to at
tend road meet at Albany, Ga.
May 21, committee named to carry
the Club Boys and Club Girls to Camp
Wilkins at Athens, Ga.
July 30, committee reported $161.00
raised for the Boy Scout encampment
on Long Island.
As a result of these foregoing sug
gestions amrcommittees, the Chamber
of Commerce has been organized and
The Coffee County Fair a success.
The Scout Troop sent on the en
campment, and a legally organized
Troop in operation.
The girls and boys went to Camp
The Chautauqua sponsored.
A Kiwanis Club organized at Alma.
Assisted in securing Post Office
Employees Convention, and County
Peace Officers Convention in Douglas
Many other worth while things have
been done, but the above are the out
standing things as seen by your Sec
E. S. TALLY, Secretary.
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY AT
THE METHODIST CHURCH
T. B. Stanford, Pastor.
Sunday school 10:15. G. H. Min
gledorff, superintendent, Christmas
Carols will be sung, special number
by the Male Quai-tett and other special
Preaching at 11:30 by the pastor,
“The Splendor of Christmas” will be
theme. A splendid musical program
will be rendered by the choir.
Epworth League meeting at 6:30.
A program of song and short talks by
splendid speakers. All the young peo
ple are requested to be present.
“My Gospel”, a study-of the plan
of Salvation as revealed in Christ, will
be theme at the evening hour, by the
pastor. Special music at both ser
Wednesday evening at 7:30 the Lay
mens movement will be presented and
special prayers for the salvation of
the unsaved. This should be a season
of refreshing, and all the men in the
church should make an effort to be
present. As the work of the year will
be outlined and the work of the var
ious committees discussed.
“The People Are Able to Do Their
Own Fighting and Their Own Voting”
—William Henry Harrison.
'Che Enterprise ‘Pulisbhes the Legal j 4 (her Using of the City of Douglas, Coffee County and County Commissioners
/One of the most outstanding
assets of the city of Douglas to
-1 day is the New Rivoli Theatre
which is under the management
and direction of Mr. W. H. Car
roll and Mr. M. A. Parker. The
Rivoli of today is not the Rivoli
of yesterday, and will not be the
Rivoli of tomorrow, as the man
agement is continually at work in
an effort to improve, both in ser
vice and character of pictures
shown, as well as in the comfort
for its ever increasing patronage.
During the past few months,
Mr. Carroll has made many im
provements in service which in
cludes greater comfort for his
patrons, besided, he has given to
Douglas and Coffee county people,
one of the most modern stages
and curtain equipment to be found
in any theatre anywhere. It has
: been said that a visit to the Rivoli
reminds one of a visit to the How
-1 ard in Atlanta and may we go one
better, it is more like, on a small
; er scale, to the new Georgia in
: Atlanta, the finest theatre in the
We just wanted to say this be
: cause we felt it, and thought the
management deserved it. Besides
giving this community a modern
theatre, these two gentlemen are
' the type of men who boost and
‘ build in the community in which
‘ they live. Mr. Carroll’s recent
: announcement as to building more
1 Douglas homes for rent, is worthy
' of the highest type of citizenship,
' and Mr. Parker’s efforts in his
' pecan proposition is one of the
‘ best movements for the improve
' ment and permanency of any
FIND YOUTH IS
“Horning one’s way around the
world,’’ is rapidly becoming a populai
means by which Young America is
gratifying its “going abroad” hunger,
according to information reaching the
Conn Music Center, Elkhart, Tnd. Mu
sic is not only the wherewithal which
makes it possible for him to satisfy
his desire for travel, but it is also
keeping ills pockets rather well lined.
The American band is found aboard
the ships of every flag, and in the cap
itals of the nations of tlie Orient and
Occident. Members of orchestras pro
vide music aboard boat at comfortable
salaries and further Increase tlieir
earnings through concerts in foreign
ports. The story of America’s sym
phonic jazz has penetrated every na
tion. and the natives are waiting to
know more of it. They are anxious
to try their luck witli America’s dance
Even the American girls are “horn
ing in” on ibis free but de luxe travel
scheme. When Jack Sutherland re
turned to the United States recently
his saxophone sextette included four
American girls. They had stopped in
Honolulu for tlieir first appearance,
then jumped to Japan. From there
they kept on going, and playing.
“We were treated like ambassa
dors.” reported Jesse Wright and his
fellow members of the S. S. Frnueonia
orchestra, when they docked at San
Francisco after circling the globe on
one of their tours.
Constant practice on a musical in
strument as a means of acquiring that
degree of skill which the surgeon must
have for the successful pursuit of his
profession, is advocated by a writer iii
an English medical journal, copies oi
which have been received by the Conn
Musical Center. The editor of the
magazine carrying the amazing urtich
is a famous Gloucester surgeon whose
advanced opinions are widely quoted
The writer of the article maintain*
that constant and intensive practice
on a musical instrument gives the sur
geon a super degree of dexterity. Tin
difficult exercises required in bringing
tuneful blasts from a horn are ever
superior to the skill required by the
medical man in the midst of a majoi
operation. Absolute muscular contro
of the fingers and their lmmedlata re
sponge to mental suggestion are listei
by the writer as paramount among th
benefits derived from the musical side
THE DOUGLAS ENTERPRISE, DOUGLAS, GEORGIA, DEC. 24, 1926.
OUR CHRISTMAS CAROL
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TO GEL DIVIDEND
LIQUIDATINGA GENT MITCHELL
WILL PAY TWENTY PER CENT
DIVIDEND TODAY TO DEPOSI
TORS. MORE TO FOLLOW.
Announcement has been made that
Mr. T. A. Mitchell, liquidating agent
of the defunct Georgia State Bank,
which recently was closed here, will
mail out this week a twenty per cent
dividend to depositors. Mr. Mitchell
has been busy for the past few days
making out these checks, which should
reach all depositors before Christmas.
Mr. Mitchell also announces that
veiy likely another dividend will be
mailed out at an eai’ly date, but does
not make known the amount. The
depositors will receive more and larger
dividends thaq first anticipated, per
haps a total of fifty per cent of their
deposits. Efforts are being made to
close up the affairs of the bank at the
earliest possible moment.
SYLVANIA TO HEAR PASTOR A.
R. COOPER DELIVER EMANCI
PATION DAY ORATION, JAN. 1
Rev. A. R. Cooper of the A. M. E.
Church here hc.s accepted an invita
tion to address the citizens of Syl
vania, Ga., Jan. 1. He will discuss
“The Negro of Yesterday, Today, and
Cross Country Auto Roads Now
Kept Open Through the Winter
STORES REPORT GOOD TRADE.
PEOPLE ARE BUYING LIBERAL
-LY, AND GENERAL GOOD FEEL
ING PREAVAILS EVERYWHERE
The holiday rush in Douglas is on
in dead earnest, as we go to press. All
of the merchants have their stores
decorated for the Christmas season,
and Douglas merchants have been able
to supply everyone with their needs
for the holiday season, and at prices
equal to any other section of the
Never before in the history of
Douglas have the stores made such
prepai-ations for the holiday trade.
They are displaying in an attractive
way, and the purchaser lias little
trouble in finding just what he wants,
and in a short time.
The merchants announce that the
people have been very liberal with
their buying, and that trade has been
good throughout the season.
We have been informed that most
of the stores will close on Saturday,
Christmas Day, with the possible ex
ception of the drug stores. However,
this is not official just information, so
that you may govern yourselves ac
cordingly. The greatest rush, of
course, for the merchants, will be Fri
day until midnight.
On Sunday, most of the churches
will present special Christmas music,
together with other programs. The
B,r A. B. CHAPIN
T. A. DIXON HEADS
KIWANIS FOR 1927
ELECTION OF OFFICERS TOOK
PLACE LAST MEETING. LADIES
NIGHT TO BE FRIDAY, JAN. 14.
E. L. GRANTHAM IS CHAIRMAN.
At the last regular meeting of the
Douglas Kiwanis Club held in the din
ing rooms of the Doucoff Hotel, the
election of officers took place result
ing in the following being named for
Piesident, Thos. A. Dixon.
First V. P., Dr. T. H. Clark.
Second V. P., A. S. Bussey.
Treasurer, R. 11. Sapp.
Secretary, E. S. Talley.
Dist. Trustee, R. A. Moore.
Directors: John R. Slater, S. J.
Stubbs, J. B. Jardine, Fred Ricketson,
E. L. Grantham.
Col. R. A. Moore is the retiring
president of the club. The above of
ficers will be installed at an early
Methodist Sunday School held their
program on Wednesday night of this
week, and on tonight, Thursday at
7:30, the Baptist Sunday School will
give ther annual Christmas Tree for
the children of the school. A special
program consisting of special music
and a play has been arranged for the
occasion, and a great time is antici
pated for tonight at the Baptist
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
WELFARE BOARD 10
BASKETS WILL BE GIVEN OUT
FRIDAY MORNING. OVER $390
IN MONEY AND GROCERIES
ARE GIVEN FOR POOR.
The Welfare Board has made a
complete success of its work for the
Christmas ditribution thus far, and
the indications are that every worthy
person in the county, both white and
colored, who is in need, will be re
membered by Santa Claus on Christ
mas Eve day.
The five country districts that are
handling their own distribution have
sent in good reports of their work,
and it is likely that they will have
sufficient funds to care for all the
helpless reported in those districts.
The Douglas district, which of
course will have the largest number
to care for, has done its work in a
most thorough and business like way,
and Mrs. Dickei «on, the chairman, re
ports nearly three hundred dollars in
money and some groceries, with about,
fifty baskets to supply.
Mrs. Dickerson will have her com
mittees meet in the vacant store next
to the Union Banking Co. early Thurs
day morning where she will send out
her buying committees, have the goods
assembled, marked and packed, and on
Christmas Eve day she will have the
young people v/ith their cars neet her
and deliver to the addresses.
The Welfare Board has received
quite a number of letters commend
ing the work and the way it has been
handled up to this time.
Those contributing since last re
port are the A. M. E. Church $3.20, R.
N. McEachren $lO., Douglas Lodge
F. & A. M. $lO., Baptist Ladies Mis
sionary Society $lO., Methodist Mis
sionary Circles $20.35. Some others
have contributed that have not yet
been report J and others will do so.
DOUGLAS LODGE NO. 386 F.
& A. M. ELECTS OFFICERS
At the last regular Communication
of Douglas Lodge No. 386 F. & A. M.,
the following officers were elected for
the year 1927:
S. M. Moore, Worshipful Master.
Geo. T. Saunders, Senior Warden.
J. E. White, Junior Warden.
J. B. Pharis, Treasurer.
H. Grady Fussell, Secretary.
Turner Brewer, Chaplain.
P. O. Kohn, Senior Deacon.
W. L. Rogers, Junior Deacon.
J. H. Calhoun, Senior Steward.
B. F. Sweat, Junior Steward.
E. R. McClelland, Tyler.
MRS. BERTHA KIRKLAND
NEW PEARSON MAYOR
Mrs. Bertha Kirkland has been
elected Mayor of Pearson. The coun
cilmen elected are L. A. Hargreaves
and J. O. White. The members of the
Board of Education elected are M. N.
Johnson and W. M. Sumner.
At the first meeting of the new city
council L. A. Hargreaves was elected
city attorney, W. L. McNeal, Marshal,
and A. R. Harelson, operator at the
light and water plant.
The Board of Education has been
organizeed with Mrs. Bertha Kirkland
chairman, L. A. Hargreaves, superin
tendent, and M. N. Johnson, treasurer.
CHRISTMAS FINDS ONLY
THREE PRISONERS IN JAIL
The Sheriff’s office informs us that,
there are only three prisoners in jail
at this time, Thursday. This is way
below the average for this season of
the year, but speaks well foi* our
county. One of these is one of the
The county commissioners expect to
give a big Christmas linner to the
county convicts, with Warden Pridgen
in charge. This is an an, ual affair
and is always enjoyed by the boys in
Through some mistake, the account
of the Christmas Cantata which ap
peared in last week’s issue of the En
terprise, failed to mention among the
solos those of Mrs. John Bankston
and Mr. Simon Peterson, both of
which were most admirably rendered.
The singers of the Cantata worked
untiringly for five weeks and no one
realizes and appreciates this fact or
regrets the above mentioned omission
more than Mrs. Thos. A. Dixon.