By Holder & Williamson
Items of Interest From Among Our
Neighbors And Friends
(From Maysville Enterprise)
An interesting event of the week
tvas the marriage of Mis! Lucy Lock
hart and Mr. William Davis
at the home of. the birde’s mother,
Mrs. Willie Lockhart, on Tuesday,
the 3rd, at 8.30 o’clock. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. J. J.
Kimsey, in the presence of a few
friends and relatives. The house was
attractively decorated, the color
scheme of white and green being
cleverly carried out. The bride was 1
becomingly gowned ill a traveling
dress of blue crepe, combined with
tan georgette and accessories to
match. The bride is one< of Mays
vTlle’s most charming young ladies,
and has hosts of friends. The groom
is the son of Mrs. Mattie Maness, of
Gainesville, and is a successful young
business man, being employed by the
Georgia Railway & Power Company.
After a brief honeymoon in Chatta
nooga and other points in Tennessee,
Mr. and Mrs. Maness will be at
home at 64 Cleburne Ave., Atlanta,
On Aug. 1, 1926, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. LeMaster, oc
curred the marriage of Miss Eunice
Cody and Mr. Thomas Cravin. The
groom is from Gillsville, and the
bride from Maysville. The ceremony
was performed by Esq. W. N. Le-
(From Commerce News)
Reunion Of The Lord Family
A reunion of the Lord family was
held at Blacks Creek church yester
day. These annual family reunions
have been held for a number of years,
and they are always occasions of en
joyment to the numerous members
of the Lord family and to those of
their friends who ar£ so fortunate as
to have the pleasure of attending
them. The gathering yesterday was
large, the noon refreshments abund
ant, the fellowship excellent, family
ties were strenthened, and the oc
casion was one long to be remember
Mrs. M. M. Dunson Died Last Sunday
One of the oldest ladies in this
section passed away when Mrs. M.
M. Dunson died last Sunday at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Sailors, who resides two miles west
of town. She had been in feeble
health for some time, and it was
known that her condition was seri
ous. She had been a member of the
Christian church for many years. The
funeral service was held at Harmony
church, conducted by Rev. John H.
Wood of Winder, and interment fol
lowed in the church yard cemetery.
She is survived by the following chil
dren: Mrs. W. C. Glenn, Mrs. L. A.
Hughes, Mrs. J. L. Sailers, Mr. R. J.
Dunson, Mr. Luther Dunson and Mr.
G. L. Dunson.
Miss Lord Improving
Friends of Miss Georgie Lord, who
is at the General Hospital in Athens,
will be delighted to know that she is
recovering satisfactorily from an op
eration for appendicitis, and will be
able to come home the last of this
(From Gainesville News)
Buying In New York
Mrs. Ruby McElhannon, head of
the ladies ready-to-wear department
of W. J. & E. C. Palmour Cos., left
this morning for New York, where
she will spend two weeks in the
markets selecting new stocks for this
department of this big department
store. - ' •
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(Prom Dawson News)
Find Georgia Different From What
If the advocates of a big bond is
sue for paved roads would use a
little more judgment and not con
tinually misrepresent Georgia in com-
I aring it with other states, others
wight have more patience with them.
Their favorite method of argument
is to belittle Georgia and laud some
other state. They misrepresent
ed Georgia so much that" strangers
who come here are continually sur
prised to find things different from
what they had been told.
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(From Barnesville Gazette)
Mrs. J. D. Smith came home Fri
day afternoon last from Atlanta,
where she had been for some weeks
A wedding around which there
centered much loving interest on ac
count of the popularity of the bride
elect and the prominence of her
family, occurred at the home of Mrs.
R. D. Moore on Sunday afternoon,
#t 7 o’clock, uniting Miss Frances
Elizabeth Moore and Dr. Thurmon
Councel Sparks of Columbia, S.
C. Rev. L. B. Linn performed the
ceremony, in the presence of only
the members of the family. Follow
ing the ceremony, Dr. and Mrs.
Sparks left for Philadelphia, to at
tend the Sesque-Centennial exposi
tion. They will also visit other
% The bride is the youngest daughter
of Mrs. Moore and the late Hon. R.
D. Moore. Her mother is a mem
ber of the well known fami
ly. She is a descendant of two of
Jackson county’s most distinguished
families. She is a graduate of Mar
tin Institute and of the Georgia State
College for Women, and since finish
ing school, has been prominently con
nected with the schools of South
Carolina, having taught the past two
years in Columbia, where she will
make her future home. She was one
of Jefferson’s most attractive young
Dr. Sparks is a graduate of The
Citadel, and a prominent dentist
of Columbia. He is unknown to the
friends of the bride, but nobody but
a man of the highest type of charact
er could win such a charming bride.
A GENIAL HOST AND HOSTESS
Mr. Edgar Dunlap, who owns the
Jasper N. Thompson farm, located
between Chestnut Mountain and
Hoschton, and his charming wife, en
tertained with a delightful barbecue
near tke farm home place on Satur
day, to which were invited the farm
tenants, with their families, several
neighbors and friends.
Barbecued meats, Brunswick stew,
cakes, pickles, watermelons, peaches,
ice tea, in fact every thing to tempt
the appetite of a hungry man, were
served. Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap, assist
ed by friends, gave everybody a cor
dial welcome, and made their stay a
The Thompson farm is one of the
finest in the State, and Mr. Dunlap
has a vision of making it even more
productive and self sustaining. The
farm has one of the finest crops
growing that we have seen north of
Ed Dunlap, the owner of the farm,
is the youngest son of the late Col.
and Mrs. Sam Dunlap of Gainesville,
than whom no better citizens ever
lived. No man in this section of
Georgia had more true friends than
did the late Sam Dunlap, and his son
is truly a “chip off the block.” He
is clever, affable, gracious and cor
dial, and with his fascinating wife
knows just how to entertain his
The writer not only is indebted to
Mr. Dunlap for a delightful visit to his
country £#rm and a most delectable
barbecue dinner, but he also remem
bered the orphans back home, and
generously supplied us with sufficient
food for our Sunday dinner.
Rev. and Mrs. T. M. Stribling were
in the city this week, guests of Mr.
and Mrs. S. Kinningham, Rev. Strib
ling is a former pastor of the Jef
ferson Presbyterian church. For
some time he has been located at
Waynesboro but has recently ac
cepted the pastorate at Rockinham,
N. C., and he and Mrs. Stribling were
on their way to that city.
at a hospital, where she had submit
ted to an operation. All the friends
of Mrs. Smith and her family rejoice
to know of her return home, and will
hope for early and complete restora
tion to health.
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(From Banks County Journal)
Mrs. Fred Brock has been visiting
relatives in Atlanta the past week,
She was accompanied home by Mr.
We learned this week of anew
plan for keeping cows from getting
out. One of our farmer’s cows had
been getting over the fence at a low
place, so he decided to put a stop
to it. The plan he hit on was to
hide in the bushes near the spot
where she crossed and rive her a good
scare when she made her attempt.
He scared her away that time.
Haven’t heard whether or not she has
been back. , . ,
JEFFERSON, Jackson County, Georgia.
ACTIVE IN RACE
(From Journal of Labor)
John N. liolder, of Jefferson, Ga.,
chairman of the state highw’ay board
and candidate for governor of Geor
gia. is making no personal campaign
in his race for the post of chief exe
cutive, but according to his friends,
who are perfecting an active organiz
ation throughout the state, the situ
ation as regards his candidacy is
Mr. Holder is perhaps one of the
best known men in the public life of
Georgia, having for many years
■ participated in legislative activities
| and bebn identified with affairs of
He has served in both branches
of the state legislature and for sev
eral years was speaker of the house
'of representatives. During the period
! of his service in the legislative' body
he particip'ated in the enactment of
many constructive statutes, support
ing measures for the development of
"public schools, highways and other
Himself a farmer and business
man of wide experience, Mr. Holder
while a member of the legislature
was instrumental in the enactment of
many measures intended to aid agri
cultural development in Georgia.
As chairman of the state- highway
board, a post he has held for more
than four years, Mr. Holder has con
sistently advocated a policy of road
development and construction, insist
ing upon the “pay as you go” plan
instead of issuing state bonds in
large amounts to provide a system
of hard surfaced roads in Georgia.
The bond proposal was defeated
in the state legislature last spring
and Mr. Holder’s friends throughout
the state urged him to become the
anti-bond candidate to carry that is
sue before the people and thus ob
tain a direct expression from the pub
lic on this important matter.
ALUMNI TO GATHER
AT YOUNG HARRIS
THURSDAY, AUG. 12
Young Harris, Ga., August 7.
The annual reunion of the Young
Harris College alumni will be held
here August 12.
Since the return of Dr. J. A.
Sharp to the presidency of Young
Harris college in 1922 and the or
ganization of the alumni association,
in the same year, the usefulness of
that institution has been greatly ex
tended. These two great forces, re
alizing the need for an extension of
first-class higher educational oppor
tunity at a price within the means
of the masses, unselfishly commit
ted themselves to the task with ref
erence to Young Harris college.
Under Dr. Sharp’s leadership, the
institution has been made a stand
ard junior college, with membership
in the American Association of Ju
nior Colleges. Enrollment, has leap
ed from 250 in 1921, to 500 in 1926.
The alumni association, through per
sonal contributions of its members,
has endowed the school with SIOO,-
000. Several of its members have
made contributions to the extension
of the college plant. Colonel W. L.
Peel, of Atlanta, one of the school’s
greatest friends and benefactors,
contributed a magnificent building,
a boys’ dormitory, in 1923. Scott
Appelby, of Washington, is having
extensive improvements made in the
plant at the present time.
•An interesting program has been
arranged for the coming reunion, and
a larger crowd is expected to attend
this year than ever efore.
ONE WOMAN KILLED
AND FOUR INJURED
IN CROSSING CRASH
Statesville, N. C. —One woman was
killed almost instantly and four oth
er women occupants of an automo
bile were seriously injured near here
Saturday when struck by a west
bound Southern Railway freight
Mrs. H. D. Peeter, 60, of Morgan
town was fatally injured. Her daugh
ter, Miss Pearl Peeter, who was
driving the car, Miss Dorothy Hin
nant and Miss Louise Banning both
of Raleigh; Miss Mary Ward of Gib
son ville were the injured.
The auto in Which the women
were riding stopped on the crossing
tracks and the engineer was unable
SCHOLARSHIP OFFER TO CLUB
Miss Lois P. Dowdle, State Girls
Club Agent, makes this announce
ment, which will be of interest to
many Jackson County club girls:
Through the co-operation of Mr. A.
O. B. Bailey of the Southern Cotton
Oil Trading Company, The Wesson
Oil and Snowdrift Company of Sa
vannah, Georgia, is offering one
long term cash scholarship of S2OO
in Home Economics to the Georgia
State College of Agriculture, and two
trip:- to the National Club Camp at
Washington, D. C>, June, 1927.
Ip order to be eligible for the
scholarship, girls must have done ac
ceptable club work at least one year
previous to 1926, and she must be in
the third or fourth year ctf high
schbol. She must show at the South
eastern Fair, Atlanta, Georgia, Octo
ber 2-9, 1926, an exhibit of canned
vegetables (either general garden,
special tomato or pepper exhibit);
an!exhibit of fruit products (either
special pear, special peach, special
gripe or special fig exhibit); and
an exhibit of clothing work, accord
cording to the club program. These
exhibits must be accompanied by a
story of her complete club exper
ience and her Girls 4-H Club Rec
ord book for the year 1926.
| Girls, this is a wonderful oppor
tunity to prove your ability in club
work, also to win something very
werth while, Will you write me
right away if you wish to compete for
or.e or more of these prizes? The
tiahe is limited, and we must
to-work at once.
Cos. fianle Dem. Agent.
SIX HUNDRED POUND
WAYCROSS CITIZEN DIES
W. T. Brinson, of Waycross, who
“tipped the beam” at 600 pounds,
died on last Thursday, and 48 hours
la.er his wife passed away,
i Mr. Brinson was so largo that prac
tically everything that he possessed
was made to order. The furnishings
in his home were specially built,
•and the old time buggy, which was a
i pectacTe in Waycross was advertised
as the strongest buggy ever con
structed. Four ordinary sized per
sons could ride comfortably in it.
His suits required three times the
quantity of cloth used for the ordi
nary man. He was two feet larger
around the waist than around the
shoulders. His knee was twice as
large around'as his wife’s slim waist.
Strangely enough, his hat, shoes and
gloves were no bigger than those of
the average man. He wore a size
seven and a half hat, number 8
gloves and nine and a half shoes.
He was six feet, four inches tall.
It is said that when he was in his
youth, it was impossible for a team
of mules to pull against him. The
experiment was tried, but when Mr.
Brinson threw his weight on the
reins and" pulled the animals by the
bits they reared up on their hind
Mr. Brinson was laid to rest in
a casket especially built, and borne
by ten pall bearers.
DR. J. J. BENNETT RESIGNS,
WILL GO TO CANTON CHURCH
Dr. J. J. Bennett hag resigned the
pastorate of the Prince Avenue Bap
tist church." Dr. Bennett has accept
ed the pastorship of the Canton Bap
tist church. His refignation was an
nounced to his congregation Sunday
night and accepted, effective at once
A month’s vacation was voted the
pastor and he will take up his duties
at Canton in early'September. Dr.
Bennett will go to the mountains for
a rest, it is stated.
Dr. Bennett came to Athens from
Atlanta where he was pastor of one
of that city o leading Baptist church
es. For some time he was connected
with 'the Georgia Baptist Conven
tion as one of its secretaries. He is
regarded as one of the leading minis
ters in the denomination in Georgia.
—Athens Banner Herald.
MRS. HOMER HANCOCK EN
The Thursday Ladies Club was the
inspiration of a beautiful party given
last week by Mrs. Homer Hancock.
Her guests were Mrs. A. J. Flanigan,
Mm. A, H. Moore, Mrs. Dudley
Moore, Mrs. R. H. Howell, Mrs. J.
H. Campbell, Misses Elizabeth Ben
nett and Ruby Hancock, Mrs. M. M.
Smith and Mrs. J. H. Aderhold of
Augusta. iV _
Thursday, August 12, 1926.
M. L. Duggan Writes On
Mr. M. L. Duggan, Rural School
Agent of Georgia, replying to a re
quest, has written to J. W. Andrews
of the Toccoa public schools, stating
why he prefers increasing the gover
nor’s borrowing power, rather than is
suing bonds to secuSe funds for the
prompt payment of teachers. His
i letter is as follows:
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Hon. J. W. Andrews, Supt.,
My Dear Mr. Andrews:
Replying to your request at Athens
the other day I beg to state that 1
wrote at the instance of the Depart
ment of Education a Constitutional
Amendment to be submitted to the
recent extra session of the General
Assembly providing for a small
State bond issue to be used exclusive
ly for the purpose of the prompt pay
ment of teachers. No other bond
bill was written by me or by any
one in the Department.
We abandoned this bond bill when
Representative Stark, of Whitfield
county, introduced his bill providing
authority to the Governor to borrow
$3,500,000.00 for the same purpose
because I preferred, and still prefer,
this latter means of providing for the
prompt payment of teachers.
There are several reasons for pre
ferring this latter method to tho is
First, a bond issue would run for
many years 6s a debt against the
Slate, while money borrowed would
be for only short periods.
Second, interest would he only for
the part of the year for which the
amounts are borrowed, instead of for
the entire year, as would be the case
Third, it would likely be only for
to borrow only when and as needed,
and not always the entire sum for the
entire period needed.
Fourth, it is entirely possibly that
the State may through increased
prosperity arrive at a time soon when
it may not even be necessary to
borrow, but in case of a bond issue
the idle funds in such a contingency
would be still drawing interest.
Fifth, there is a very general pre
judice against bonds, in which I
I might even mention other minor
reasons, but the above would seem
sufficient to justify our preference
for the Stark bill authorizing the in
crease in the Governor’s borrowing
Very sincerely yours,
M. L. DUGGAN,
Rural School Agent.
UNION CHOIR NOTES
The Union Choir met at Pond Fork
the first Sunday, July 4th, 1926.
Opening song by George Shaw. Pray
er by Jim Whitlock. The following
led 10 minutes each: C. M. Batche
lor, John McNeal, George Shaw, John
Lee Murphy, Comer Whitlock, W. J.
Whitlock, A. E. Yonce, Prof. J. E.
J. Lord. Organists: Mrs. Alice
Smith, Miss Inez Brumbalow, Miss
Lottie Bell Lord. Closed to meet at
Walnut church the first Sunday in
George Shaw, Pres.
C. Bryant, Sec’y.
STRONG HOLDER CLUB HAS
BEEN ORGANIZED AT SOCIAL
CIRCLE; DR. DAY IN CHARGE
(From Walton News.)
A John N. Holder Club, with just
a little effort “between calls,”*on the
part of a prominent physician, Dr. J.
B. H. Day, of that city, has been or
ganized at Social Circle. We find
that there are sixty on the list and
that just as .goon as Dr. Day can find
time to see the other voters of the
district, the list will be doubled.
The writer, through a very close
political observer, and yet a man who
has but very little to say, found out
that “it’s practically all one way
when it comes to the governor’s race
at Social Circle—that Holder has
the thing sewed up.”
The Womans Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church held the regu
lar monthly meeting on Monday af
ternoon, Aug. 2nd, with Mrs. J. D.
Potts. The meeting was very help
ful, with the following members
present: Mesdames W. H. Smith,
C. O. Brock, Hal Moore, C. E, Bar
nett, S. B. Archer, Homer Hancock,
E. M. McDonald, J. C. Tufner, J. D.
Potts; and Mrs. Estelle Pike and Mrs.
Alvin Evans as visitors. A delicious
ice course was served by the hostess,
assisted by Miss Eva Potts.
Vol. 51. No. 15
The Gainesville Eagle published if*
Gainesville, Ga., has just celebrated
its sixty-sixth birthday anniversary;
and W. H. Craig, for several years:
editor of the paper, has written a
history of the well'known publica
tion. F. D. Singleton and Guy Coffee
are now at the helm, and are keep
ing the paper up to a high standard.
When the Eagle was established if*
1860 by William Henry Jamison
Mitchell, Gainesville had only .150
The Eagle is now one of the oldest
of 4he many hundred papers publish
ed in Georgia, only six bearing an
older date of establishment, namely,
The Augusta Chronicle, established
1785; Columbus JSnquirer-Sun, 1828;
Macon Telegraph, 1826; Rome Tri
bune-Herald, 1842; Warrenton Clip
per* 1843; Savannah Nows, 1850.
Not one of The Eagle’s original
subscribers is now living. The last
one to pass was Mr. William Lati
mer, wTTo died ten years ago. ,
There are many men who have
made their marks in We who grew
nnder the shadow and inspiration o£
The United States Congress has
passed a bill by Senator Harris, and
the President*bas signed it, authoriz
ing the return to the State of Georgia
of the handsome silver service that
was presented by Governor Terrell,
in the name of our American Navy
bearing the name our State.
This silver set now reposes in a
storeroom at Mare Island*, California,
as the result of the scrapping of
the battleship Georgia, in accordance
with the provisions of the Washington
For the most part, the set was
purchased by various municipalities
of Georgia. Savannah and Atlanta
gave the two biggest pieces, and Co
lumbus also contributed, a large
piece. Then Macon, Brunswick,
Athens and Albany bore the expense
of a portion of the SGt. Some two
dozen silver cups were the gift of
small towns in the State, and indi
viduals. The three central pieces
were to be the gift of the Sthte it
self, but it developed that the State
Constitution would not permit an ex
penditure for a gift to a battleship..
The jewelers had purchased and en
graved the set without profit, and the
nearly $2,000 that they failed to re
ceive, was a dead loss.
WHY DON'T WE CAN OUR SUR
It is said that the peach crop iit,
the Ft. Valley section was not pror
fitable. It seems a pity that so manjr
fine peaches should be produced and
marketed and that the growers should
make no money from the business. It
brings us back to the question: “what
is wrong with American Agriculture T
The trouble is purely one of control
of production and marketing. If
thirty per cent of the low grade
peaches in the Ft. Valley section had
been sent to canners and seventy per
cent shipped to market, the crop
would have been a big money-maker.
There is authority to curtail pro
duction or limit shipments.
FIVE “MOTHERS OF ’6l”
STILL DRAWING PENSIONS
On the United States pension rolls
are five mothers of civil war veter
ans drawing pensions, and they range
in age from 96 to 102 years.
One of them it is said is Samantha
Farrer, negress, of Athena, Ga., wha
does not know how many years over
98 she is,
Dr. and Mrs. M. B. Mathews' have
moved to Buford. They made many
friends here, who regretted their de
parture, but Dr. Mathews decided
there were greater possibilities for
his success in dentistry in Buford
than in Jefferson.
Regular monthly meeting of the
members of the Jefferson Business
Mens Evangelist Club will be held
Sunday afternoon at 3.30. All mem
bers are urged to attend. Place of
meeting, First Baptist church. If
you are .not a member, come and join,
and take your place in the religious*
life of the community.
.'J. C. Turner, Pres.
H. E. Aderholt, Sec’y.