Jackson herald. (Jefferson, Jackson County, Ga.) 1881-current, August 19, 1926, Image 1
The J ackson Herald By Holder & Williamson STATE HAS 786 MORE MILES HIGHWAY TO ALLOT, DECLARES PHILLIPS Commissioner Cites _ the Lavr And Shows the Exact Mileage Status— Fermor Barrett Also Gives the Fact*. The state highway board has au thority to allot 788 miles of addi tional state highway under the amend ed highway law and none of this additional mileage has been allotted. These facts aTe brought out in a letter written by State Highway Commissioner John R. Phillips in answer to a "letter of inquiry from Sheriff J. "N. Sumner, of Worth county. Commissioner Phillips’ letter cites the highway laws fixing the mileage in the state highway system and shows that under the amended law authority is given for 6,300 miles, exclusive of the mileage within ,the corporate limits of towns and cities of 2,500 population and less. If there has been any misappre hension , concerning the amount of additional road mileage to be in cluded in - the j state 'highway system Commissioner Phillips’ letter clears up that misapprehension. Representative Fermor Barrett, of Stephens county, who was active in causing the 1925 legislature to increase the mileage in the etate highway system, and who was one of the state bond issue readers in the 1926 extra session, has written The Journal a letter in which he makes it clear that high way board now has about 800 miles of state highways to be allotted. The correspondence .between Com missioner Phillips and Sheriff Sum ner, together with the former’s let ter transmitting the correspondence to The Journal, follows: “State Highway Board of Georgia, State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga. “Louisville, Ga., August 11, 1926. _ “The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Ga. “Gentlemen: As the inclosed letter i from the sheriff of Worth and my reply thereto refer to a mat ter of general public interest, I am sending them to you for publication, if you see proper to use theij). “Yours very truly, ' “J. R. Phillips, "Member State Highway Board.” * * * Sheriff Sumner’s letter “Sheriff’s Office, Georgia, Worth Cnunty, Sylvester, Ga., August 7, 1926. “Hon. Jno. R. Phillips, "Highway Dept. “Atlanta, Ga. , “My Dear Sir: Please advise me just how many miles of highway are allowed under the present law in Georgia, how much has been al | ready allotted, and how much the highway department may still allot to the different counties under the Pre-ent law. I would be glad if you w °uld refer me to the acts of the kfisdature dealing on this question. ‘lnclosed find stamped, self-ad- ed envelope for reply. “Yours very truly, “J. H. Sumner.’ - . * * • Commissioner Phillips’ reply fol l lows: • h ate Highway Board of Georgia, (ip, * otate Capitol, Atlanta, Ga. I 'Louisville, Ga., Aug. 11, 1926. ‘ llon -_ J. N. Suritner, , of Worth County, Sylvester, Ga. •Kv Dear Mr. Sumner: I have | Jou r letter of August 7, in which | as L just how many miles of ! L’hway are allowed under the pres -1 law in Georgia, how much has * ready been allotted, and how much highway department may still a ot to the different counties under the present law. You also ask that I refer you to the acts of the legis lature dealing with this question. “In reply I beg to say that the state highway board is authorized to allot 6,300 miles, exclusive of the mileage within the corporate limits of town and cities of 2,500 inhabi tants or less, which is in addition to the 6,300 miles. Of the 6,300 miles, the board still has authority to allot 786 miles, none of which has been allotted. 'T refer’ you to the acts of August 18, 1919, provision 3, section 2, as amended August 10, 1921, and as fur ther amended by the act of 1925, and also to the ac.t of August 18, 21, 1922. “In as much as I have had other similar inquires, I am taking the liberty of making public your letter and my reply. “Assuring you of my personal re gards. I am. “Yours very truly, - “J.. R. Phillips. “Member State Highway Board.” Mr. Barrett’s Tetter Representative Barrett writes The Journal as follows:: “Toccoa, Ga., August 12, 1926. “‘Editor Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Ga. Dear Sir: According to vari ous newspapers, it has been fre quently stated recently that the highway board has less than 10© rriiles of state aid roads to allot un der the act of laws., page 207. When that act was under consideration in both the house and senate, it was given the most care ful study by a number of* members of both - branches of the general as |; embly, and it was their opinion then, and it is my opinion now, that the highway board at the present time has 80'x) miles of state aid roads to allot. To my mind, there can be no question about that fact. The •act of 1919, page 349, fixed the state aid road mfieag’e at 4.800, and it was soon afterwards allotted. The gen eral assembly in 1921 changed the figures from 4,800 to 5,500, thus add ing 700 miles, and that was allotted a short time afterwards. In 1925 the act of 1921 was* amended, so-as to change the figures from 5,500 :to 6,300, thus adding 800 miles to be rallotted. “It is trae that In 1922, Georgia laws, page 176, that the.act of 1921 was amended as follows: ‘Provided said state highway board is au thorized to construct and maintain State aid roads in and through towns ■or cities of not more than 2,500 peo ple.’ This' act of 1922 in no man ner changes 'the figures already re ferred to, but merely authorizes the state highway board ‘to construct and maintain elate aid roads in and through towns or cities, of not more than 2,500 people, and was entirely independent, distinct and apart from the other acts which provided for specific mileage. Under no reason able theory could the words of the act ttf 1922 last quoted be construed to lessen the 800 additional miles of state aid roads provided for in the act of 1925. “AH of these acts construed to gether mean that the state aid road mileage at the present time is 6,300 plus whatever has been or may be added, in the discretion of the high way board, ‘through towns or cities of not more than 2,500 people.’ “It is not my intention to enter into any controversy, but merely to state what was in the mind of the general assembly when the act of 1925 adding 800 miles was passed. “Yours very truly, “Fermor Barrett.” HAVE YOU GOT YOUR s*2 Washington.—The average Ameri can is wealthier today than at any time since 1920. The amoupt of money in circu lation Aug. 1 was estimated by the treasury today at $42 per capita, compared with $41.31 a year ago, and $52.36 Nov. 1, 1920, the high est figure on record. In reaching its estimate, the treas ury calculated the population of the United States at 115,641,000. The money in circulation Aug. 1 amount ed to while the total stock of money was $8,399,076,061. JEFFERSON, Jackson County, Georgia. MISS CARRIE HUNTER ANSWERS LAST CALL On Tuesday evening at ten o’clock, the gentle spirit of Miss Carrie Hunt er was loosed fvov. the earthly casket, and winged its flight to that spirit ual world from bourh ro trav eller ever returns. About three weeks age she left on her vacation, going to Atlanta to join her brother, Sam, on a trip to Florida. After a pleasant outing of several days they came back to Atlanta, and on last Friday she came to Athens to visit her sister, Mrs. W. A Clark, Sr. Tuesday morning she was taken suddenly and seriously ill, became un conscious, and never rallied. Miss Carrie was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hunter of Athens, in which city she spent sev eral years of her life. For some time she has been connected with the firm of Turner Inc., of this city, and h?r many friends and customers are grieved at her death. She was fifty-one years old, a lov able Christian character. She is survived by two brothers, Sam, of Atlanta, and Pierce, of West Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Clark, Sr., of Athens, and Mrs. R. L. McElhannon, of this city, with whom she lived, and where she will be so sadly missed. The funeral and interment will be held in Athens some time today (Thursday), and her body will rest in Oconee cemetery, near tht remains of her parents. To those most bereaved, The Herald extends most cordial sympathy. MRS. JAMES W. ARCHET* DEAD Mrs. Nancy Alexander Archer, the wife of Mr. James W. Archer, died at her home in the lower part of Jackson county Saturday night, and her remains were interred in the cemetery at Mishap church Monday. She had been in precarious health for several months, but death ensued rather unexpectedly. She was one of the ten children of the late John Alexander, a pioneer farmer and | prominent citizen of Jackson county. She is survived by her husband, and j one son, Dewitt, to whom she was dearly devoted; one brother, Joseph E. Alexander; and a sister, Mrs, Tobe Trout, of Clarkeston. On her moth er’s side she was related to the large family of Wiers. Mrs. Archer was of many excellent traits of character. In early life she united with Mishap church, | and lived a long, pious Christian life. Devoted to her family and friends, charitable and benevolent, truly “None knew' htT but to lover her, nor named her but to praise.” Born May 2, 1848, died August 14, 1926. Buried August 16, 1926. The funeral services were con ducted try Dr. E. L. Hill, of Athens, a strong friend of the facrily. The 23rd Psalm was used. A choir, led by Mr. J. W. Deavours, sang some of her favorite songs, “Jesus Lover of My Soul,” “Shall We Gather at the River,” and “Nearer Mv God to Thee.” A son, Eebulon, died in early child hood. The family have long been readers of The Herald, and our entire force uextend sympathy to the bereaved. A RECORD GRAIN CROP J. 0. M. Smith, of Madison, county, Georgia, has harvested one of the greatest wheat and oat crops ever gathered in this section, and perhaps in the whole state- Mr. Smith threshed 6,512 bushels of oats on 80 acres of land. This is 81.4 bushels per acre. On 90 acres of wheat he harvested 3,384 bushels, giving a yield of 37.6 bushels per acre. From one eight acre field he threshed 400 bushels of wheat. In addition to his grain crop Mr. Smith cut and baled 225 tons of hay from 155 acres of volunteer wheat and oats. * From actual records kept on this crop the oats were produced at a cost of 25c per bushel and the wheat at 50c per bushel. Both wheat and oats are of high grade pedigreed seed and will be sold at a premium over ordi nary seed. He says that this grain and hay crop will show a net profit of SIO,OOO. Mr. Smith attributes the phenom enal success of this grain crop to early sowing, good seed and proper fertilization. He says that 50 per cent of the yield was due to early seeding, 25 per cent to good seed and 25 per cent to proper fertiliza tion. The grain was sowed from September 1 to October 15. 400 pounds of acid phosphate was ap plied at time of planting and a top dressing of sulphate of ammonia was made in March. MON. H. P. DeLAPERRIERE DE LIVERED ADDRESS HERE TUESDAY Hon. Herman P. DeLaperriere, can didate for congress from the Ninth district, delivered an address here at the court house last Tuesday, when he spoke to large gathering of Jack son county voters. Mr. DeLaperriere was introduced by Judge C. L. Bryson, who spoke in complimentary terms of the speaker as a legislator in the House and Senate, and as a farmer and business man. Mr. DeLaperriere made an interest ing and forceful address upon the issues of the campaign, told of his service in the State Legislature and the State Senate, called attention to the fact that he is a farmer and a friend of every farmer, knowing the farmer's needs, the advantages the famer should enjoy, and commanded the close attention of the audience throughout his address. • A brass band furnished music for the occasion. HUGH R. HILL’S FARM NEAR ALAMO, GEORGIA While we were in Wheeler Coun ty we went out to see Mr. Hugh R. Hill, who lives near the line of Wheeler and Laurens counties. Mr. Hill has a large farm and he Is striv ing to get his farrA operations upon a safe paying basis. Every thought ful farmer who has reached this point, has decided that he must have some cash crops to supplement cotton. For three or four years Mr. Hill has been trying the dairy cow and the Duroe hog. He is well pleased with the re sults obtained from both. Last year his cream checks amounted to over I three thousand dollars, and he sold j over <rxteen hundred dollars worth lof pork. He h*s good carpet grass, Dallas grass and Lespedfza pastures, •and he sows plenty of rye and oats. He also has ten acres in Napier grass. His Napier grass was looking fine when we went there, and he is .well pleased with it. This fall Mr. Hill proposes to add a twenty-acre truck i fariy to his system and with lar.d [well suited for the purpose along with | a liberal supply of cow manure lie | will do well. From these three sources be expects te receive enough •money to pay the expenses •of his three hundred acres planted to cot ton, and thus have his cotton money clear. His father, B. A. Hill, who lives near him, is running his farm with the proceeds of his cream checks, lie would not plant .one acre more than he could finance in this way. Every farmer who gets on this line •will clear some money, and not get caught by the uncertain prices that cur staple brings. Mr. Hill and his father were caught in the frightful decline in cotton in 1920, and since then have been building up a better system of farming, and every land owner in our State should follow their example in this respect.—Southern Cultivator. ** * * The above article is read with much interest by the people of Jack son county, as the Messrs. Hill moved from Pendergrass, Jackson county, to South Georgia several years ago. Their many friends are glad to know of their prosperity in their fanning operations. REV. HARTSFIELD POPULAR IN BLAKELY (Christian Index.) The people of Blakely love Pastor Hartsfield, and his affection for them was effectively indicated in a wire which he had sent them from At lanta where he is on his vacation. From the tiny tots up to the older people, there was a sparkle of in terest when the me&ouge was read. The work is going forward steadily under his leadership. Sixty people have come into the membership since he went there ten months ago. Blake ly is distinguished by its systematic way of doing things. They have not had to take a collection or solicit funds for current expenses in five years. They have recently erected a modern and beautiful pastor’s home, costing $5,000. ROBERTS-HOSCH Mr. William W. Roberts announces the engagement of his daughter, Corinne Ellen, to Mr. Russell Pres ton Hosch, of Hoschton, the marriage to be solemnised at an early date. Thursday, August 19, 1926. CLOSED BANKS ARE OPENING The Cornelia, Ga., bank, and its branch at Demorest, Ga., said to be the largest bank in the chfcin of small Georgia banks, several of which closed recently when the Bankers Trust company went into a receiver ship, opened its door for business Monday. These two banks have re sources of over a million dollars. The Habersham bank, of Clarkes ville, Ga., said to be next largest of the closed banks, with resources of over a half a million dollars, opened on Moqday also. The Merchants' and Planters’ bank, of Whigham, Ga., another of the chain which closed, opened for business Saturday. Orvile A. Park, special counsel for the state bank department, in mak ing the announcement of the open ings of the four foregoing banks, said that each bank had complied with the regulations of the depart ment, and that the banks were on a “sound basis.” Mr. Parks said that he expected to be able to announce the names of yet other banks, pos sibly 20 or r|JLre, next week, which are making arrangements fbr re opening. At a joint meeting of the stock holders and depositors of the Geor gia State bank, at Montezuma, a' plan was adopted to organize anew bank which will liquidate the assets of the Georgia State bank and which will be able, it is thought to pay the depositors 50 cents on the dollar. HARVEST OF APPLES BEGINS AT CORNELIA Cornelia, Ga.—Picking and packing of this fall’s-apple crop will begin Monday, the Delicious variety to come first. The early varieties have been picked and disposed yf. J. L. Roper, manager of the Con solidated Apple Growers’ exchange, estimates that this year’s crop of winter apples will total between 250,- 000 and 275,000 boxes, or about 100 per cent greater yield than last sea son. The fruit is beter than it has ever been, due to the close, attention that has been given to it, in pruning, thin ning, spraying and fertilization. / Plans have been made to grade closer this year than in other years so that the Georgia apple will show up as good or better than the finest fruit from the northwest, and Georgia ap ples are known to posses more acid and hence are in much better demand than the fruit from other sections. The largest yields of apples this year will be in Yates, Winesaps, Ter rys, Black Twigs, Delicious, Arkansas Blacks and Yorks, but there are be tween 50 and 75 varieties of fruit to be picked. Much of this fruit will go into T:old storage until it can be disposed of jj,nd arrangements are now being made for storage space in various concentra tion points. BOLT DOWN CHIMNEY KILLS MAN IN BROOKS (Quitman, Ga.—Cy Stafford, a ne gro, was killed by lightning Wednes day afternoon on the M. B. Dailey Place, near Morven. While sitting in his home with his wife and child, the lightning came down the chimney like a ball of fire and split into several bolts which wrecked the room. Stafford was dead when the dazed woman lighted a match but there was no mark on his body or clothing. JACKSON COUNTY REPORT BEST PEACH YEAR IN HISTORY Jackson county peach growers are closing the best season, especially in regard to quantity, that they have ever had. This county now boasts four peach growers who operate on a large scale. Perhaps the largest shipper is C. J. Hood, who has shipped more than 100 cars. Second places goes to Dr. L. G. Hardman, who has shipped 19 cars, while T. I. Hawkins, and E. C. Colquitt have loaded several ears. STEWART-ROUNTREE The engagement of Mrs. Maude Allen Stewart of this city to Mr. Manning R. Rountree of Beaufoot, S. C., is announced today. The mar riage to be solemnized in the early fall.—Hoschton News. Dr. Howell of Atlanta is the guest of his brother, Dr. H. R. Howell. Vol. 51. No. 16. 5 AT ALL SESSIONS OF CAMP MEETING FOR LAST 75 YEARS Five persons who attended the Methodist camp meeting at Mount Gilead have attended every annual session held there for the last 75 years, Rev. J. J. Jones, Jr., pastor of the Methodist church at Ben Hill, discovered during the meetings. They are: Mrs. Yancy Wood, 75 years old; Mrs. Fannie Suttles, 77 years old; B. F. Roberts, 79 years old; J. M. Baker, 82 years old, and J. P. Robbies, 84 years old. All of these stated • hat they were first brought to the camp meeting ground in babyhood, and that the yearly meetings have been important events in their lives. recognition of their long devo tion. the Methodist church present ed a Bible to each of these members At one of the earlier services, the pastor aSked all those who had at tended every session for the past three-quarters of a -century to stand, and the five persons named abow did so. The land was donated to the North Georgia conference of the Methodist church for annual services 90 years ago by J. M. Smith. CLUB SHORT COURSES Instead of regular individual 4-H club meetings during the summer months, the clubs are grouped, and three-day short cour-.es being held. This is to assist the girls with their exhibit canning for the fair, and to give cooking lessons, which require a longer period of time Ilian the re gular one. The clubs are responding beautifully, and entering into the work as never before. Though weary from the day’s duties, the girls thoroughly spending the night in the club room, indulging in active games for entertainment. Short courses have already been held at Jefferson, Long View, Nichol son and - Maysville. Talma and Attica will begin at an early date. Members of womans clubs have been very, helpful, and the third day of thg short course devoted to work of their interest. DEMONSTRATION COUNCIL MEETING There was a call meeting of the Jackson County Womans Home De monstration Council at the court house August 16 at 3 p. m., Mrs. L. F. Sell presiding. The purpose of the meeting was to make plans for the Club Fair, which will be held November sth. The council is putting forth a great effort to make this fair worth while end enjoyable, and it ihoped that each club meeting will readily co operate. , Those present, were: Mesdames L. F. Sell, Mae Jones, G. O. Shackle ford, Will Sailors, J. T. McElhannon, Claude Daniel, and Miss Reba Adams. $500,000 PENSION MONEY NOW READY Within the net few days more than half a million dollars will be paid Confederate soldiers and widows of soldiers who fought in the war be tween the states, it was learned Thurs day at the office of the state pension commissiqner. Rolls from parctically all counties have been reeived at the capitol and are being checked. As soon as this is completed warrants for amounts.to be paid in each county will be drawn and forwarded for distribution. MAN’S THROAT SLASHED AT CAMPMEETING FIGHT Gainesville, Ga., August IC.—J. L. Westbrook, of Banks county, is near death in a hospital here and Dave Patterson, formerly of Gaines ville, is in jail at Cleveland following a cutting affray Sunday at a camp meeting at Mossy Creek in White County. Westbrook’s throat was cut, but the flow of blood was staunched by onlookers. j, - -r- - ■ - ■ ■ m f COUNTY CHOIR NOTICE The Jackson County Choir meets at Crooked Creek -church, on the fifth Sunday in August. All invited to attend. G. R. Griffeth, Pres. W. C. Wilhite, Sec’y. Mr. F. C. Staton and family were visitors to Clermont, Sunday.