The Jackson Herald
By Holdar & Williamson
'Wednesday, September 15, 1626.
At Hoschtcn, Ga.
In Methodist Church
Dr. Edson W. Glidden, Pres.
Dr. C. B. Almond, V f ice-Pre.
Dr. J. C. Bennett, Scc.-Treas.
Papers limited to 15 minutes, and
discussions to 5 minutes.
10:30 a. m. (E. TANARUS.), Gall to order
by the President.
Invocation, Rev. Odum Clark.,
Welcome Address, Dr. S. T. Ross.
Response, Dr. C. L. Ayers.
Reading minutes of last meeting.
Subject to be announced, Dr. L.
Magnesium Sulphate, It’s History
and Newer Uses, Prof. Robt. C. Wil
In Memoriam, Dr. L. J. Sharp, by
Dr. F. M. Hubbard.
Address, by Dr. V. O. Harvard,
President Gleatogia Medical
The State Board of Health, Dr.
T. F. Abercrombie, or Dr. Joe P.
Some Newer Methods of Diagnos
tic Technique, Dr. E. C. Thrarii.
Report of Cases, Dr. J. H. Down
Select place of next meeting.
Recess at pleasure for luncheon.
Doctors wives and sweethearts
cordially invited, especially members
of the Ladies Auxiliary Societies.
JIMSON WEED DINNER IS
Jimson weed, taken internally by
three children, none over 3 years
old, as “dinner,” While they were
playing “house” in the back yard of
their home in Eagan Park, near
Hapeville, Monday, forms one of the
chief ingredients for two deadly
poisons and narcotics widely known
in the medical world, it was mad?
known by City Health Department
chemists of Atlanta Wednesday.
They are hysoseine, a drastic seda
tive and atropine, otherwise known
as belladonna, the latter used chief
ly in dilating the pupils of eyes. One
half a grain of atropine is declared
by chemists to be fatal. Three-year
old Marjorie Thompson, who, with
her mother, Mrs. C. M. Thompson,
of Chattanooga, w r as on a visit in
Atlanta at the time, died Tuesday
afternoon at Grady Hospital less
than 24 hours after the innocent
poision dose. The two other chil
dren, How’ard Hedrick, 3 years old,
and Dewey, his 18-month-old broth
er, cousins of little Marjorie, who
also ate the weed, responded to anti
dotes at the hospital and were re
ported to have a good chance of re
It is the seed within the prickly
bur-clad pod of the jimson weed
that contains the dealy poison, it
was said. The/ jimson weed has a
number of names, among them being
the stramonimum weed, the stink
weed, Jamestown weed, and thorn
apple. Its etymology was said to
be uncertain, although it is believed
to have had its origin in northern
India. It is a course, strong, vigor
ous, branching weed, from two to
six feet high, with ovate toothed or
angle leavqs, large
flowers followed by prickly, globular
two-celed pods containing numerous
angular black seeds, which contain
the deadly poison.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bradberry of
Bogart, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Myrtle, to Mr. V, il
liam Roy Dean of Atlanta, the date
of the marriage to be announced
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Archer of
Bainbridge, who have been visiting
Miss Hortense Archer, left Saturday
for Mountain City, and will return
home by Atlanta.—Athens Banner-
MRS. JETER DESIRES TO MAKE
SLOGAN FOR YEAR “KNOW
CHILD AND TEACHER”
Mrs. P. H. Peter, of Decatur, state
president of the National Cont.iPiS
of Parent.; ana Teachers, sends out
the folio win:* greetings:
Few time flies! It seems that
only a few df ys have passed since
we were hur-ying around anng ".ho
many exciting things that go v itb
the closing of school. An 1 now here
wc are hurrying around again get
ting ready for the opening of school.
How refreshed we all are—mother,
children and teachers. Three months
we have relaxed and dreamed of all
the wonderful things we were going
to do “when school begins.” So let’s
put on our working clothes and be
But where shall we begin? Let
us start with owr4elves. Are we
parents ready to give of ourselves
freely in doing the big things in
P.-T. A. work? Let’s turn the mir
ror within and search our hearts. In
order to do big things, we must mast
er ourselves in little things.
What are these little things? First,
getting acquainted with the teachers
of our children. By acquainted, I
mean know the teacher. The slogan
adopted by the national congress for
this year is “Know the Child.” It
is my wish that our slogan may be
“Know the Child and Child’s Teach
er.” To know the teacher is ulti
mately to develop a greater appre
ciation for her efforts and a greater
inspiration for her service. Let us
with honesty and sincerety make her
realize that we depend upon her to
exercise the sacred responsibility
that none other—net even mothers —
can benr. Also let it be a guiding
principle of our work to inspire in
our children that degree of love and
appreciation for the teacher that will
insure harmony and understanding
so much desired from the contract.
A child is quick to feel the barom
eter of the home, and if he hears
one discordant remark about school
or the teacher, a little seed is plant
ed that might later grow into an oak,
and we would wonder when or where
Next’, let us accept the respon
sibility of keeping our children in
school every day of the year. With
the growing demands upon life and
with the many distracting influences
surrounding our boys and girls, the
matter of school attendance is im
perative. To accomplish this, we
must make the contract for the child
pleasant. „ We must teach him that
it is his part in the great plan of
life to give of himself to the teach
er. Little acts of service, such as
carrying home the teacher’s books, or
carrying home the teacher’s books of
perhaps just a simple little flower,
will form a comradeship that can
weather almost any storm and think
of the joy that child will experience.
Finally, do not let a term pass
without having the teacher in the
home. Probably the child’s birth
ray. We mothers in our luxury
and all th ecomforts at least, nec
essary to peace and happiness, of
tentimes neglect that lonely, dis
couraged Tittle teacher, who has pa
tiently labored all day helping our
child grow and who has gone home
to a cold lunch perhaps, because some
child—maybe cuV very own—haj
failed to do his work. Form this
home contract with the teacher. By
this means, we not only provide a
little pleasure for the faithful teach
er, but we enrich the lives of our
children and of ourselves.
So you see, mothers and fathers,
there is never a moment when we
can forget that we are parents. It
is the only job with no vacation, but
oh, the joy of working! And since
education is the guidance of growth
—mental, physical, social and spirit
ual—l beg of you to accord to the
teacher the honor that is hers and
join hands with her in this great as
sociation of parents and teachers
for the task of building a finer citi
Floyd Oliver Jeter,
(Mrs. P. H. Jeter.)
On July 19, 1926, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. LeMstster oc
curred the marriage of Miss Grace
Smallwood and Mr. Grady McClure,
both contracting parties from Com
merce. The ceremony was perform
ed by Esq. W. N. LeMaster.—Mays
JEFFERSON, Jackson County, Georgia.
Hog Calling Contest Now
The Rage in Middle West
Tipton, lowa.—While Charleston
contests go on in crowded cities' and
American girls vie with each other
in, swimming*the English chMinel, it
has remained for the middle west to
inaugurate the most unique sport of
all—the “hog calling" contest, which
is sweeping all over the corn states,
causing eminent statesmen who re
call their boyhood days to chuckle
The brisk or mournful call of
“hooey,” which has floated out across
pastures at dusk and at dawn for
years unnoticed, save by hogs them
selves, has now been elevated to a
thing of almost national importance.
Hog calling contests are being con
ducted all through lowa and Ne
braska by radio, at state and coun
ty fairs, and as anew diversion, on
every possible occasion. Money prizes
are given for the best leather-lunged
“hooey” and the whole population has
taken to grunting in recognition of
the new sport.
The red-faced blue-overalled farm-,
er suddenly finds himself in the
limelight as an entertainer. He now,
ranks alongside opera singers and,
orators either in front of the miero
phone or as a star performer before
Somebody in Nebraska conceived 1
the idea of a hog calling contest
over the radio. The fans were the
judges, and the winner was picked
by postcard vote, though, as one
farmer remarked “it would have been
fairer to let the hogs act as judges.”
Omaha, Des Moines and other
cities, as well as small towns, arc j
taking up the new sport with en
thusiasm. Prizes totaling SSOO are
being offered at the lowa state fair,
held at Des Moines this week, for
the best hog callers.
In making a decision, various fac
tors are taken into consideration,
such as strength of voice, clearness
i of call, effect on hogs, and whether
i the voice will carry against the wind.
I Farmers all through the middle
I west are discussing with much se
rionsnesF the relative merits of
“sooev” and “hooey,” the old con
servatives. coming out strong foF
“sooey” while the radicals incline to
“hooey” and a camp has sprung up
| which insists\that “pooey” carries l
j best along the wind.
! Some of Jowa’s most illustrious
j son* have gone out into the gloam-
I ing in their boyhood days and called
’ the hogs home. Senator Bnookhart
I tried his stentorian tones on lowa
| hog* long before he loosed his ora
! tory on the United States senate.
I Herbert Hoover was once a farmer
boy near West Branch, lowa. Jim
Wilson and Henry Wallace, both sec
retaries of agriculture, have bawled
their “hooeys” at returning swine.
Not always the huskiest farmer
with the loudest voice takes a prize.
In the Cedar county contest, a lad
i named Morning Star, who stutters,
| was awarded first prize, and in
i northern lowa a barber was found
ito have a clear, sweet call which
'brought the bacon home on*the gal
AMBITIOUS ROME HEN
LAYS A THREE-YOLK EGG,
AND OWNER PROVES IT
Apparently bored with practice
of producing ordinary eggs, an am
bitious hen belonging to Carl Avery,
who has a farm near Rome, laid an
egg containing three yolks, and Mr.
Avery brought it in to The Journal
office to prove it.
In order to demonstrate, Mr.
Avery boiled the egg and sliced it
endwise, so that the three yolks
as three yolks, believe it or not. The
egg was but little more than average
size, the multiple number of yolks
being packed into the space usually
required for one.
Speculation was indulged in by
those who saw the egg as to just
what sort of chicken would have re
sulted from a hatching of the egg.
Some contended that three chickens
would have been produced. Others,
pointing out that only one portion
of egg white was available, main
tained that cnikhen with three
heads or three feet or three some
thing would have come forth from
the shell. The hen was silent. —At-
Mrs. Jno. W. Hardy ahd children
spent the week-end with her sister,
Mrs. H. B. Hill, in Homer.
! DR. S. J. SMITH
Beloved Physician Paaacd Away On
Tu ♦day afternoon, at 5 o’clock,
ut His residence on Washington
street, the spirit of Dr. S. J. Smith,
“the beloved physician,” took its
flight, and all that was mortal gent
ly, peacefully and quietly yielded io
tihatlast enemy, death. For sever
al ,vur> Dr. Smith had suffered from
asthma, but it was a complication of
heart and kidney trouble that usher
ed in the end.
Dr. i Smith was born September
12, 1862. Was educated at Martin
Institute. In 1884 he entered the
Medical College of Georgia, at Au
gusta, and was graduated from the
Atlanta Medical College with the
1886. He immediately began the
practice of his chosen profession at
Jefferson, and for more than forty
years he 1 has gone in the homes of
ok: people day and night, hot or
| cold, rain or shine, to relieve suf
i faring and stay the hand of death.
| For a few years he was associated
I with Dr. Will J. Hood, now living at
(the old home near Commerce, and
;in failing health himself. Later the
firm was Smith, Hood and Tuck, Dr.
John A. Tuck now dead, being the
junior member of the firm. For
isonu years he and the late Mr. John
KfcV. Boogs operated a drug store und
er the firm name of Smith &. Boggs.
Then came the firm of Smith &
i Elder. Dr. J. Griff Elder being his
I last partner. Some fifteen years
ago Dr. Elder moved to Clermont,
Hall County. Dr. Elder died five
j years ago last January.
It is possible that Dr. Smith has
done more professional work and
treated more people than any other
physician in this section, living or
dead. Reasonable in his charges,
lenient in his collections, answering
cads when he well knew the parties
were too poor, or unwilling to pay
him; he loved his profession, and re
mained in active practice for many
years too long, and should have re
tired some time ago to recuperate
Dr. Smith was the oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Smith. March
28, 1906, he was married to Miss
Ora Dyarmnn. To them were born,
Frances, aged 19, and Sumner, Jr.,
aged 8. IT ; s widow and children
bhjfruve. He leaves one sister, Miss
ra, and two brothers, W. H. and
E. He was a first cousin to Col.
L. J. Smith of Commerce.
r The funeral will be held this mom
ling, (Thursday), at the Presbyterian
! church, of which hv was a member,
'and the interment in Woodbine ceme
Let* us hope that “After life’s fit
ful fever is over he sleeps well.”
’ Secure in the love of his fami’y, and
the affection of those who knew him
best, he literally wore his own life
out striving to save the lives of oth
ers, and when the end came,
“He wrapped the drapery of his
couch about him.
And lay dewn to pleasant
BIG WEAVE MILL TO BE ERECT
ED AT GAINESVILLE
Greenville, S. CL—Johnson and
Johnson, of New Brunswick, N. J.,
j manufacturers of gauze bandage and
! other products, will erect a weave
1 mill, power house and
400 cottages at Gainesville, Ga., ac
cording to information obtained here
The weave shed, according to the
proposed plans, will he 212 by 956
feet in dimension and be one and a
half stories in height. It will con
tain about 200,000 square feet of
floor space and house about 4,000
looms, although the exact number of
looms has not been determined, it
The bleachery will be equipped to
finish and bleach the vast quantity
of goods made by this company for
its bandages. The power plant will
furnish power for the entire project.
In addition to the weave shed, power
house, bleachery and cottages, it is
proposed to build several warehouses.
While definite plans have not been
! made public concerning the project,
several local engineers and mill sup
i ply concerns are in possession of
(information concerning the new
plants, and are said to be figuring
j with a view to submitting bids. The
contract is expected to be let in the
! early fall and actual work will begin
Ia -hort time later.
I Johnson and Johnson are said to
have considered several southern
j cities, giving South Carolina eonsid-
I oration, but finally deciding on Geor
gia. Both Gainesville and Rome were
I considered, with Gainesville being fi
| nally decided upon, it was said.
Mrs. L. J. Freeman, of Jefferson,
announces the engagement of her
Nelle, to Mr. Roy V hley,
; of White Plains, the marriage to be
[solemnized in October.
Thursday, September 9, 1926.
SING THEM TO SLEEP
“Anybody Who Don’t Love The Lit
tle One Isn’t Ju*t Right,” Says
Aged Man Who Makes His Living
Singing Them To Sleep.
(By Roy J. Gibbons)
Chicago.—Grandpa Frank Do For
est can put a baby to sleep in any
one of 17 languages Hnd a few odd
dialects to boot.
,Not that “Grandpa Frank" is a
linguist by any means. He just
knows about every variation of lul
laby song ever written.
And as an emergency repertoire
they come in handy on his job as
Chicago's official baby minder. That's
just what Grandpa is.
For the last five years or more
he has been minding the neighbor
hood offspring of Chopping moth
ers who patronize the South Side
department store that hires him.
“Grandpa” is 73 and minding
babies is all he does. g
Last year he minded close to 10,-
000. His services are free and rend
ered as a sort of courtesy extension
department of the store.
He established the job himself,
visualized its opportunities and
“sold” the idea to his employers
when he had settled down to retire
and found loafing too difficult.
“Grandpa” has never hail any
kids of his own* and so he laxisheu
all the unusual parental affection
in his makeup on other peoples’ kids.
Boys and girls, he just loves ’em
all. And what the old fellow has not
picked up as infallible knowledge ,
on feedings, hygiene and other tricks
would make an experienced baby
doctor turn green with envy. "
Mothers come to him for advice.
And lots of them give the store he
works for all their trade l>eeause
they figure out that any store that
could be so considerate must have
an awfully nice management at its
Kids seem to dote on him and
when he warbles some refreshing
ditty meant only for kids’ ears he
gets an encore that’s simply tremend
ous. Often times, too, there is a re
frain in A flat from the audience.
Grandpa loves this.
“ILi, di, diddle, hi di, diddle.”
He croons in his best of croons. And
at once the tears disperse and tiny
faces, clouded in sadness wreath in
to smiles-—one could hardly say
When it rains or is too cold for
his charges to be in the open “Grand
pa” closes up shop since he runs his
business out in the air.
Children are just about the best
things the earth can give to humans,
the old fellow says.
“Never saw a body yet that didn’t
love them and guess anybody that
doesn’t isn’t just right. Now, what
do you think?
Every mother who parks her baby
with Grandpa gets an aluminum
identification tag in exchange.
And to get her baby back she
must present the tag.
Just like the ancient Chinese wash
erman who said:
“No no washee,” so UTo
does Grandpa Frank enjoin:
“No cheek, no baby.”
But he never has any trouble and
if a vote on the South Side were
to be taken Chicago mothers surely
would acclaim him the most popular
WORLD’S LARGEST PECAN
ORCHARD IN SUMTER COUNTY
The largest pecan orchard in the
world is located at Flintside, Sum
ter county, Georgia. In it are three
thousand five hundred acres set in
pecan trees and a pecan nursey of
twenty-five acres, says H. M. Cottrell,
agriculturist of the Georgia Bank
It is owned by capitalists who
made the first planting of two hun
dred and fifty acres in 1912. All
the money received from the sale of
pecans from the young trees has
been used to plant more trees be
sides a much larger amount annual
ly by the owners. An average of
two hundred and sixty acres his
1 been added to the acreage annual
Conservative pecan growers of
long experience and having no inter- j
est in this great pecan orchard esti
mate that the yield of nuts this year
from it will be at least three hun
dred thousand pounds, and that the
orchard will then be on a regular
good paying basis.
Vo!. 51. No. 19.
BARBER BROWN WEDDING OF
, Characterized by chsrm and beau
ty, and one of the -on .on's most in
teresting social events was the mar
riage of Mi s Genevieve Barber to
Mr. Rupert A. Brown at the home of
the bride’.- parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Berber, on the Danielsville
load, Athens, Ga., August 24, at 10
o’clock in the forenoon.
The spacious and beautiful rooms
of the lower floor were thrown to
gether and made into a garden of
pjnk and white roses, palms and
ferns. The long stairway was en
twined with smilax and roses. Prior
to the lovely ceremony, which was
performed by Rev. W. L. Barber,
uncle of the bride, before an altar
of palms, smilax and roses on which
burned white tapers in the silver
candlesticks, Mrs. A. Y. Woods,
cousin of tho bride, sang “At Dawn
ing." The piano accompaniments
were rendered by Mr*. Wedford Bar
ber, sister of the bride.
The bride was exquisitely gowned”
in blue Georgette over pink satin
with pink picture hat, horn and ac
cessories to match. Her flowers were
bride rose:* showered with valley
Following the ceremony, which
was witnessed by only the two im
mediate families, Mr. and Mrs..
Brown left for a trip to the moun
tains of North Carolina. They are
now at home to their friends on tho
The popular and charming bride is
a graduate of the State Normal
school and a student of the Univer
sity of Georgia, and was a member
of the fuculty of the Athens city
schools. She has endeared herself
to a wide circle of friends.
The groom 1 a well known and
successful lawyer in Athens, where
he is very popular in the business
and social world, having lived there
for several year- and graduated from
the University of Georgia.
CAN A ROOSTER COUNT?
Experiments in psychology are be
ing *carried on enthusiastically with
many kinds of animal life as subjects.
A recent test reported from the Uni
vc raity of Chicago is quite interest
Kernals of corn were placed in a
row on the floor, with every third*
kernal tacked down, and a rooster
was permitted to help himself. Fail
ing to lift a fa: :ene<l kernel, he would
pas.; on and eat the next. The miss
ing kernals were replaced and next
time he made no attempt to devour *
the stationery kernnLi. Then tho
third kernals were loosened, but ho
still parsed them by until his foot
struck one and moved it; then he went
back and ate them all.
Some who witnessed the experi
ment believe that it proved the roost
er’s ability to count; others were
skeptical. Possibly he was an unusual
bird, or had been influenced by his
We don’t vouch for the story, but
if you doubt it try the experiment
on your own rooster.
ORPHANS’ HOME TO HAVE
Work Day for the Methodist
Orphans’ Home, at Decatur, Ga.,
will bo observed throughout the
bounds of the North Georgia Con
ference on September 25th. The
winter’s support for over one hun
dred and twenty-five orphans de
pends on what the Sunday schools
and churches do on Work Day. Ev
eryone is requested to give a day’s
wages to the worthy cause of feed
ing, clothing and caring for the
helpless wards of the church.
SINGING AT WALNUT
There will be an evening singing
at Walnut the second Sunday p. m.
in September. The Hall County
Cla.-tf will be there. Some of the
best ingers you ever head, such as
Prof. O. L. Turk, Henry McNeal,
W. E. McNeal, John McMillion, A.
E. Barton, Sherfield Brothers, Mr.
Couch, C. Cronlc, Prof. Peck, Wuld
, rip, Bagwell, Whitmire, Little ar.d
[ many others. Don’t miss this sing-
ing. Come at 2 o’clock. We are
expecting one of th' be . ingings of
Miss Jewell Head and Mr. Wesley
Patch of Atlanta spem the week-end
with Miss Latrelle Waddell.