The Jackson Herald
“Boy Scouts” was the subject of
the guest speaker, Wallace Wood of
Lindale, at the Rotary luncheon on
Tuesday. In his introduction, Pro
gram Chairman J. W. Early paid
Mr. Wood a high compliment for
his unselfish service in the Boy
Mr. Wood expressed much grati
fication in the progress and increas
ed enthusiasm of the Jefferson
scouts. Said he, “You may well
feel proud of Jefferson Boy Scouts.”
He discussed the seven cycles of
a boys life—ages three, six, nine,
eleven and twelve, fourteen to fif
teen, fifteen to seventeen, nineteen
to twenty-one. In each cycle a boy
has a distinct characteristic. He ex
plained the many benefits boys de
rive from membership in the Boy
Scout organization, and the unsel
fish service they give.
President Nat Hancock expressed
to the speaker the appreciation of
the club members for the splendid
Governor Gibson’s monthly letter
was distributed, which again placed
the club’s secretary, R. J. Kelly, on
the honor roll. The attendance for
September was 84.78 and three
members were absent at the Tue§;
day meeting. W. L. New of' Com
merce was the only guest.
William B. White was unanimous
ly elected a member of the club.
G. E. A. CONVENTION
On October 17 the Ninth District
G. E. A. Convention was held at
the high school building in Gaines
The morning session opened by
music of the Gainesville High
Eugene Owens, Ninth District di
rector of G- E. A., presided over the
Eloquent addresses were made
by Dr. M. D. Collins, state superin
tendent of schools; Dr. Julian C.
Ward, dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, Emory University,
and Dr. O. C. Aderhold.
J. O. Crow made a report as a
delegate of the Ninth District N. E.
A. Conference and Harold Saxon
made the secretary’s report.
In the afternoon various clinics
sought to discuss and solve some of
the problems of education.
Our faculty was almost unani
mously represented at this meet
The time is fast approaching for
our Halloween Carnival to be held
at the Jefferson Higjt School build
ing on Monday, o?t9btf 3L Plans
for this event ard alaeadjr well in
A program will be presented in
the school auditorium featuring
some of the students.
Following this, the various booths
will be open. Some of these are
the orange tree, candy walk, pen
ny toss, ring toss, souvenir booth,
movie, fishpond, fortune teller,
bingo, white elephant, cake walk,
country store, square dance and
Preceding the carnival a barbe
cue supper will be served at SI.OO
We hope that you will be pre
sent for this evening of entertain
In the contest for the queen’s
place, the standing on Oct. 14th is
Bth grade Peggy Patton, 5,792
9th grade—Doris Segars, 7,168
10th grade—Yvonne Williamson
11th grade Martha Pern Fite,
12th grade Jane Duke, 10,269
Work has been done recently on
our campus. The grounds have
been plowed and grass seeds sown.
Soon this will add a great deal to
the attractiveness of our school.
JEFFERSON VS. LAV ONI A
Our Jefferson High School foot
ball team, The Dragons" played La
vonia on Thursday night, Oct. 13th,
at the Memorial Field. ‘The Dra
gr<::s'’ wt.c defeated but each play-
Single Copy Five Cents
MELVIN S. PORTER
DIES IN ATLANTA
Melvin S. Porter of 687 Brown
wood Ave., Atlanta, died October 12
in a hospital in that city. He was
44 years of age.
Surviving are his wife; brother,
H. P. Porter of Auburndale, Fla.,
Laster and Haynie Porter of Jeffer
son and Vorce Porter of Santa Mon
ica, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. C. C. Camp
bell of Chattanooga, Mrs. E. B.
Crowe of Commerce and Mrs. A. L.
Byrd of Arburndale, Fla.
Funeral services were held Fri
day and interment was in Green
wood Cemetery, Atlanta.
The Knoxville, Tenn., newspaper
Earl Blazer, Blount county repre
sentative in the Tennessee General
assembly, was elected lay leader of
the Holston Methodist conference
today. He succeeds William C.
Waikup, Knoxville bank president.
Blazer, who also was named lay
leader of the Sweetwater district,
has served as secretary' of the con
ference board of lay activities for
the last five years.”
Mr. Blazer will be pleasantly re
membered by Jeffersonians. He
married Miss Conchita Bertran. He
and Mrs. Blazer are two of Ten
nessee’s most prominent and popu
lar citizens. .
Dry Pond School
On Wednesday evening, October
26, at the Dry Pond School build
ing the creatures of Halloween will
There will be food for sale, and
other features will make it an even
ing of fun.
William Grady Boyd
- Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Boyd, Jr., an
nounce the birth of a son, William
Grady, on October 2 at St. Mary’s
Hospital. He is the grandson of
Mrs. H. G. Johnson of Jefferson and
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Boyd, Sr., of
FOR OLD AND YOUNG
AT LOW COST
W. A. Lord and T. D. Jordan, rep
resentatives of the Guarantee Life
Insurance Company of Atlanta, will
begin a campaign in Jackson Coun
ty next Monday on the question of
Hospital and Surgical Insurance.
They will canvass the county, meet
ing the people and explaining their
plan of insurance, which they claim
provides hospitalization benefits and
medical treatment for people of all
ages at minimum cost.
The question of carrying life, ac
cident, health and hospitalization
insurance is one for each individual
to answer for himself. While one
is in health, it is well to ponder the
matter of different kinds of insur
ance. Read the ad on page 8 in this
issue of the Herald.
er did well. Each game the team
plays they show marked improve
JEFFERSON VS. TOCCOA
On Friday, Oct. 21st, the Jeffer
son team will go to Toccoa to play.
We hope a goodly number of Jef
ferson fans will go along to boost
The first six weeks of school
work has ended and report cards
were sent out last Wednesday. The
majority of the pupils made satis
On October 13th the photograph
er visited our school making pic
tures of the entire student body and
the teachers. The pupils are anxi
ously awaiting the return of the
Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia
$250,000 FOR NEW
The Jackson Electric Member
ship Corporation has been allotted
recently an additional loan of $250,-
000, the funds to. be used for im
provements of the present system,
for multiphasing sub-stations now
serving the Gainesville and Law
renceville areas and the immediate
erection of a sub-station at Neese
in Madison County.
Invitations have been mailed to
contractors for bids on the con
struction of two new projects. These
are the erection at the rear of the
present office building in Jefferson
of a warehouse, engineers quarters,
linemen’s assembly room and brick
storage garage. The grounds will
also be improved.
Bids for the above named pro
jects will be opened in the REA
building at 11 a. m., October 28.
MRS. DAVE HOLLIS
DIES AT RESIDENCE
Funeral services for Mrs. .Dave
Hollis were conducted at Dry Pond
by Rev. A. O. Hood on Monday.
Mrs. Hollis passed away on Sat
urday at her residence, following a
long illness. She was 74 years of
Surviving are her husband,
Dave Hollis; four children, Mrs. 'Wil
lie Moe McGhee of Gainesville, L.
G. Hollis of Pendergrass and Mrs.
Essie Aaron of Jefferson and Mrs.
Lessie Gillstrap of Winder; a broth
er, Jim Motes of Pendergrass.
The Sunday School meets
promptly at 10 A. M. S. F. Bryan is
superintendent, with H. E. Ader
holt and J. Storey Ellington as as
sociate superintendents. There are
classes for all age groups and a
hearty welcome for all.
Next Sunday is State Mission
Day among the Baptist Sunday
Schools in Georgia. The offering
will be consecrated for this purpose,
i The morning worship begins at
11 o’clock, and the evening service
will begin at 7:30 instead of 7:45 as
The Baptist Training Union con
venes at :30 P. M. Mrs. W. G. Cutts
is director with Mrs. Y. D. Maddox
associate Units include Story Hour,
Junior and Intermediate groups.
The Baptist Radio Hour is heard
each Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock over Atlanta station WAGA.
Dr. Robert G. Lee is the preacher.
The public is invited to attend a
singing at Ebenezer Church Sun
day night, Oct. 23rd, at 7:15 o’clock.
We are expecting a large group of
singers from the surrounding
churches and we invite everybody
to come out and be with us.
Revival services will begin next
Sunday, Oct. 23rd at 3:00 p.. m. in
the vacant store building at Clarks
Rev. Virgil Edwards will be
preaching with Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Payne in charge of the musical pro
Services will begin nightly at
An invitation is extended every
one to attend.
This place is located about 8 miles
from Jefferson on the Athens road.
Sunday School: 10:00 A. M., Fred
Morning Worship: 11:00 A. M.,
Rev. George Collins of Commerce,
Ga., will have charge of the service.
Rev. Collins was pastor of this
church for a number of years and
a blessing to the emmunity. We
anticipate his presence with pleas
B. T. U.: 7:15 P. M., Dwight Por
Evening Worship: 8:00 P. M., Rev.
Prayer Meeting: 8:00 o’clock each
Wednesday night at the Church.
An emergency Cottonseed Pur
chase Program was announced this
week whereby farmers will be
guaranteed at least $46.50 per ton
R. Victor Richey, Chairman of the
Jackson County PMA Committee
stated that ginners have been con
tacted in an effort to get a voluntary
boost in cottonseed prices in order
that they may be handled through
normal channels, and several lo
cal ginners have already responded
The Chairman also said that any
farmer not offered at least $46.50
per ton for cottonseed should con
tact the PMA Office in Jefferson for
details on the Program.
If arrangements cannot be work
ed out in certain areas of the county
so that ginners will pay this price,
the County PMA Committee will
make a direct purchase, from the
farmer and issue a draft “on the
Since a number of ginners have
aleady raised their prices to meet
the level set by Commodity Credit
Corporation, it is felt that all gin
ners in the county will come to that
figure within a short time. How
ever, Mr. Richey stated, farmers not
served by a ginner offering $46.50
per ton may take advantage of the
direct purchase through the County
: PERSONALS :
Miss Frances Baird, of Braselton,
sophomore at the Georgia State Col
lege for Women, was elected pres
ident f Ben Hall, the largest sopho
more - junior dormitory on the
GSCW campus, last week. Miss
Baird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred H. Baird of Braselton, is an
officer of her class, a member of the
Literary Guild, and a member of the
Executive Council of the Baptist
Student Union. She is a graduate
of the Braselton High School.
Mrs. John L. Anderson is spend
ing this week in Atlanta visiting rel
atives and friends.
Lollie Jane, little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. P. Nicholson of Valdos
ta has returnd home, after a tonsil
lectomy at Little Griffen Hospital
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Rankin extend sympathy to them
because of the death of Mr. Rankins
aunt, Mrs. J. T. Moore, who passed
away Sunday at her home in
Franklin, N. C. Mrs. Moore was 92
years of age.
Miss Linda Lord who has been
with the State Welfare Department
with headquarters at Marietta, has
been transferred to Jefferson, and
in the future will be with the Jack
son County Welfare Department.
Miss Lord is the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. C. B. Lord and her friends are
rejoiced that she has returned home.
Rev. C. A. Ellison of Athens, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Wages, Mrs. J. E.
Hill and Mrs. Torey Tolbert attend
ed the session of the Mulberry As
sociation at Mulberry Church in
Barrow county last week, represent
ing Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Griffeth and
their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm
Morton of Gray, spent Sunday in
Bogart, visiting Mrs. Griffeth’s sis
ter, Mrs. J. C. Norris.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kelly were vis
itors last week in Moultrie and At
Friends of Col. W. P. Frost were
delighted to know that he was able
to spend a short time in his office on
Tuesday, after being confined to his
home for several days on account
Little Misses Jan and Barbara
Wages were week-end guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Wages.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hogan and
children, Miss Billy Ann and Walter
were guests the past week-end of
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Council in Tal
Mr. and Mrs. E. Harold Sheats
and sons, Jimmy and Johnny of
East Point, and Joseph H. Pender
grass with the State Highway in
Fulton County, were visiting Mrs.
J. B. Pendergrass last Sunday.
Sam Holliday spent Saturday in
Athens. Mr. and Mrs. Holliday had
as guests on Sunday, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Hale of Athens. Also, W. A.
Wills of Jackson Trail was a recent
guest in their home.
Thursday, October 20, 1949
HONOR DR. WILSON
The Lions of District 18-B will
meet in Douglas, Wednesday, Oc
tober 19, to honor their Governor,
Dr. Walter Wilson Jr. An interest
ing program has been planned to
entertain the visitors, including a
golf tournament, an old fashioned |
barbecue dinner, and various other 1
Previous to his election as District
Governor Dr. Wilson held nearly
every office in the Douglas Lions
Club and numerous important Dis
trict appointments. Dr. Wilson has
been a member of the local Lions
Club since 1939 when he became as
sociated with his father Dr. Walter
Wilson Sr. in the practice of op
The Lions District Governor has 1
been active in nearly all community
projects for the betterment of Cof- j
fee County.. He has been secre
tary-treasurer of the Coffee County
Chapter of the American Red Cross
since it was established in 1941,
served as Chairman of the County
March of Dimes drive on several dif
ferent occasions and is a former
Chairman of the Young Democratic
Club of Coffee County. He is a past
president of the Georgia Optome
tric Association, serving in that ca
pacity in 1946-47. For five years he
was industrial Vision Chairman for
The above, taken from the Doug
las enterprise, tells of the honor paid
the son of a Jackson County lady,
Mrs. .Bertha Blackstock Wilson, a
daughter of the late P. J. and
Minor Echols Blackstock.
: PERSONALS :
Mr., and Mrs. Joe Porter spent
the day in Atlanta Monday on busi
Mrs. T. W. Segers, who has been
residing in Sparta since leaving Jef
ferson four years ago, has returned
and is domiciled in an apartment in
the Massey home on Washington
street. Her daughter, Miss Martha
Ann, who graduated from Berry
School in June, is teaching Home
in Smyrna and Harvey
has joined the armed forces. Mr.
Segers is connected with a construc
tion company and will join Mrs.
Segers in Jefferson on the week
ends. Her friends are delighted to
welcome her back to Jefferson.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Bailey and
children have returned from a two
month’s visit in Boise, Idaho. Mr.
Bailey’s friends were glad to see
him on the streets Wednesday.
George E. Waddell of Route 2 was
in the city Wednesday.
After spending a few days with
Miss Genie Harrison at the Harrison
Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marler
returned Sunday to their home in
Mrs. F. D. Divver of Anderson, S.
C. is visiting her aunt, Miss Genie
Harrison, at the Harrison Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hancock
and daughters, Misses Donna and
Judy, of Augusta and Cecil Han
cock and little daughter, Cecile, of
Anderson, S. C., spent the week
end with Mrs. Homer Hancock.
They were joined on Sunday for
dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Nat Han- j
cock, Nat, Jr., Miss Margaret and
One of the registrars of Jackson 1
County, Colonel J. P. Mahaffey,
who has been absent from the court
thouse for several days becuse he
was in Emory University hospital in '
Atlanta, is now at his home in!
Hoschton where he is recuperating ,
from his recent gastronomic illness.
His many friends wish for him
Mrs. Carl H. Legg was in La
vonia Saturday to attend the fun
eral of Dr. M. R. Sewell.
Friends of Mrs. John F. Shannon
are delighted that she is again with
Mrs. J. C. Smith, after spending sev
eral months with Mrs. N. P. Burke
in Fort Valley.
Misses Sarah Dadisman and Vir
ginia Kesler of the Toccoa school
faculty spent the week-end at their
homes in Jefferson and attended the
Ninth District G. E. A. meeting in
Gainesville on Monday.
Mrs. R. M. Culberson has return
ed from a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
C. W. Fuller, in Madison.
Mrs. M- L. Chrystal has returned
from Thomaston, where she spent
two weeks with her daughter, Mrs.
JACKSON - BARROW
On November 4th in Atlanta, the
State Highway Department will
let contract for grading and paving
3.34 miles and building a bridge in
Jackson and Barrow Counties.
This project is located on the Jef
ferson-Lawrenceville road and be
gins at the eastern corporate limits
of Braselton and extends to the
junction of Route 211, which is the
road known as the Thmpson Mill
Road in Barrow County. The pro
ject includes a bridge over the Mul
berry river. A full description of
the contract to be let is published
elsewhere in this issue of the Her
WEEK OF PRAYER
TUESDAY THE 25TH
THROUGH THE 31ST
Beginning Tuesday, October 25,
at 2:30 o’clock and continuing
through Monday, the 31st, the W.
S. C. S. of the Methodist Church will
observe each day a 30 minute pro
gram of Week of Prayer.
Mrs. H. R. Howell, the Spiritual
Life Chairman, will be responsible
for the programs. Not only mem
bers of the W. S. C. S. are urged to
attend, but all interested persons
are given a cordial invitation to put
aside for 30 minutes each day all
j worldly duties and join in a brief
I period of worship.
: PERSONALS ;
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Adams and
children were guests the past week
end of the former’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. D. Adams, at their home
on Elm Street.
Misses Frances Staton and Joyce
, Eider, who are affiliated with the
Jackson Electric Membership Cor
| poration office, have returned from
| a delightful trip to Washington
Mrs.- W. F. McGuire and Juan Mc-
I Go ire have returned from a visit
to the formers sister in Union Point.
Mrs. H. R. Howeti was in Atlanta
last week to attend the opening
concert of the Atlanta Music Club’s
All-Star Series in which Margaret
Truman, .daughter of the President
of the United States, was the star
performer. Miss Truman was given
a great ovation.
Guests in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Porter Sunday were. Mr.
and Mrs. Hoyt Harris, Mrs. Wert
Baird and Misses Lena and Ola
Porter from Atlanta.
Mrs. J. G- Roberts and R. C. Rob
erts were recent visitors in Atlanta
as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gil
lentine on Peachtree Hills.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Roberts had as
their guests the past week-end Mr.
and Mrs. Guy Roberts and three
daughters of Spartanburg, S. C-, R.
C. Roberts and Miss Melisse Turner
Miss Betty Nunn of Rt. 2, Com
merce holds an important student
position at the Georgia State Col
lege for Women. Miss Nunn, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nunn, is
president of Mayfair dormitory, one
of the sophomore-junior dormitories
on the GSCW campus.
The Athens Banner-Herald says,
“Mrs. H. M. Appiaby will leave to
day by plane for a visit with H. M.
Appleby, jr., and family in New
York, and Lt. Colonel and Mrs. H.
D. McCormick in Fort Leavenworth,
Kan. Mrs. McCormick is the former
Friends of Bob Pinson of Madison
will learn with regret that he is ill
|in the hospital at Chamblee. Mr.
and Mrs. Pinson reside in Madison.
Two small streams that have their
origin in springs within Jefferson's
city limits and empty into Curry's
Creek, both flowing through “Rat
Row,” the residence section of the
Negro population, are being dredg
ed to lower the fall of the water and
render that section more sanitaiy.
J. E. Mclhannon, Jr., has the con
tract to do the work.
Mr. a.nd Mrs. H. I. Mobley, Jr.,
and Mrs. John A. Long of Decatur
were guests Sunday of Mr and Mrs.
H. L Mobley. Mr. Mobley, Sr., has
been quite ill for several days and
since Monday has bbeen in the hos
pital in Athens.
Mrs. W. C. Smith spent the past
weke-end in Knoxville, Tenn., with
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smith;