The Jackson herald
L. M. SHADGETT
IS ROTARY SPEAKER
Jefferson Rotary had the honor
Tuesday of being addressed by the
District President of the Kiwanis,
L. M. Shadgett of Athens. He also
has the distinction of being the very
capable district manager of the
Georgia Power Company, and when
he was introduced by J. W. Early,
the local manager of this company,
he said, “It gives me pleasure to
present to you My Boss.”
In visiting the 80 clubs of Georgia
which is the district over which he
presides, Mr. Shadgett said he has
had an opportunity to learn what
the people of Georgia are thinking
about and working for. In the first
place, they are improving their
towns, cities and local communities
by providing more and better equip
ment, conveniences, building new
factories and having better school
houses and church buildings. In the
second place, they are building
character among the people and
especially the young. In the third
place, opinions are being developed
and stabilized by such organizations
as Rotary, Kiwanis, Civitans, Liori6<
They are contributing much to ac
complish this. People are being
made to understand the meaning of
communism and the advantages and
benefits of private enterprise. When
people fully understand the differ
ence between private enterprise
and communism, there is little or
no danger of the latter being pre
ferred over the former.
Four members were absent and
there were no guests. Rev. J. D.
Matheson stated that there are pros
pects of the senior unit of the Boy
Scouts being organized in Jefferson.
Mr. A. H. Thifraiond, of Ft. Myers,
Fla., spent last Week with his sons,
Frank and Kirk, and Mrs. Thur
mond and was accompanied home
by his son, Prank,
Mr. and Mr&. Harry Park and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loder, of
Stockbridge, spent Sunday here,
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Park.
Rev. and Mrs. Bill Wicker were
dinner guests of Mrs. Gertrude Mc-
Mr. and Mrs- M. J. Benson and
daughter, Joyce, of College Park,
spent Sunday with their mother,
Mrs. H. M. Benson.
Mrs. General Murphy and son,
Dowell, of Social Circle, visited
Mrs. J. A. Crook last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cole and
daughter, Martha Gene, of Chicopee
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. J. H. Getzen visited her sis
ter, Miss Lillie Long, Sunday, at her
home in Gainesville.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Leachman and
daughter. Laura Dell, made a trip
to the mountains, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. George and
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones spent the
week-end with relatives near Ox
Miss Ila Brooks spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Benson
Mrs. Mary White, of Detroit,
Mich-, and Mrs. W. B. McDonald,
of Watkinsville, are visiting their
sisters, Mrs. Jim Cooper, Mrs. Julia
Cobb and Mrs. C. A. McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McDonald and
daughter, Havilland, and Mr. Har
old McDonald of Warner Robins,
spent the week-end with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gee and Roy,
Jr., visited relatives in Greenville.
S. C.. Surriav.
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CAUGHT IN GRIFFIN
Two men who escaped Monday
night from the Jackson county jail
were caught eight hours later at
Griffin, Ga., Sheriff John Brooks re
During their freedom, the sheriff
said, they stole an automobile in
Atlanta and robbed a filling station
on Highway 42.
The sheriff identified the men as
Clarence Pair, 32, serving a year for
burglary in Jackson county, and L.
F. Porter, 30, who had just been
convicted on a forgery charge and
was awaiting transfer to the state
prison to begin serving three years.
Brooks said the two escaped about
8 p. m.., by placing a wedge in the
He said they first went to Athens,
where they persuaded a friend to
take them to Atlanta.
The Sheriff said the two men
were stopped for speeding in Grif
fin by Patrolman W. L. Brooks,
and J. R. Hamlett, who learned they
After the above was in print, we
learned that Porter escaped again
from the Jackson County jail, Mon
day night of this week, and county
officers, state patrol officers and the
Georgia Bureau of Investigation are
conducting a combined search for
the prisoner, who left hte jail about
8 o’clock, the officers reported.
Bear in mind that every-body is
invited to be in Nicholson on Fri
day evening, October 28, for the big
Hallowe’en Carnival, which will be
the talk of the town for months to
come. Various entertainments and
an abundance of delicious refresh
ments are being prepared for your
pleasure, and no one will go away
disappointed. Come to the school
building at an early hour, bring your
friends with you, for the school gets a
hundred per cent profit on the
event, and every dime of the money
will be used for the improvements
needed so much in the school work.
Farm Bureau Officers
At a recent meeting of the Farm
Bureau the following officers were
elected: Victor Richey, President;
Eric Hunt, Vice-President; H. M.
Williams, Secretary-Treasurer. Of
ficers of the Associated Women of
the Farm Bureau are: Mrs.. Alton
Farmer, President; Mrs. C. L.
Brooks, Vice-Prescident; Mrs. Vic
tor Richey, Secretary; Mrs. F. L.
Orr, Treasurer. The next meeting
is scheduled for Friday evening,
Pittman Carter,, County School
Superintendent, and R. H. Griffith,
County Attendance Officer, Jeffer
son, were recent visitors here at
Congratulations to the Lunch
Room Managers upon the reception
of an electric mixer and shredder,
which was recently purchased by
the school. Too, this project had a
recent visit from State Lunch Room
Supervisor, Miss Mildsed Craig of
Atlanta, who made a splendid re
port on the lunch room.
Miss Neva Jones of G- S. C. W.,. of
Milledgeville was a recent visitor
here, the guest of Miss McClure and
her students in the Home Econom
ics Department of Benton High.
Among the visitors here over the
week-end were: Mrs. John Con well
J L. Anderson. County Agent, of
Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia
Three waterways projects in
Georgia Clark’s Hill Reservoir
near Augusta, the Jim Woodruff
Lock and Dam, in Southwest Geor
gia, and the Allatoona Reservoir,
near Cartersville—are among the 20
Federal Projects which have receiv
ed the largest individual appropria
tion under the provision of the
Army Civil Functions Appropria
tion Bill signed by the President.
These Gergia projects, already
under construction, have received
the following appropriations for the
current fiscal year: Clark’s Hill,
$13,000,000, Jim Woodruff Lock and
Dam, $7,500,000, and Allatoona Res
This bill allots a total of $28,890,-
000 to waterways projects in Geor
gia. As previously reported Bu
ford Dam, near Atlanta, received
$750,000 to begin work on construc
One of the projects which receiv
ed an appropriation for the first
time is Upper Columbia Dam, on the
Chattahoochee River, below Colum
but. For this project, Congress ap
propriated $200,000 for planning for
the dam. As in the case of Jim
Woodruff and Buford, Upper Co
lumbia is part of the plan to de
velop the basin of the Chattahoochee
River for navigation, flood control,
electric power, soil conservation
At Negro Church
The Independent Gospel Singers,
of Gainesville, will render- a pro
gram at St. Paul Baptist Church,
Sunday night, October 30 at 8:00
o’clock. A free will offering will be
Hallowe’en Carnival and Cake
Walk at Arcade School House, on
Friday night, Oct. 28, 1949. There
will be fun. for the young and old
alike. The proceeds are for the Ar
cade Church. Let’s everyone come
out and have a good time.
Jefferson, was a recent visitor here
at Benton High, instructing the 4-H
Mrs. Rogers Poe and Mr. and Mrs.
L. R. Mealor of Commerce were
among the guests of relatives here
during last week.
Charlie R. Barnett and family of
Florence, Miss., Mrs. Grace Barnett
and Master Dean Williams of Win
terville visited here Thursday.
J. V. Malcolm is the new teacher
for the Veteran’s Class, and reports
this class is the only one in Jackson
County that has a hundred per cent
Farm Bureau membership this year.
Mrs. D. E. Beauchump and chil
dren of Danielsville were visiting
here over the week-end.
Pfc. Hubert Blalock of Ft. Jack
son, S. C., was a recent visitor here,
guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Recent guests at B. B. Pace’s home
were: Clyde Seawright, Rufus
Green and family of Houston, Tex
as; Tommie Watson of Commerce.
Glenn Smith and family of Atlan
ta were visiting here last Sunday,
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Whit
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Ward of At
lanta were visiting here over the
O. L. Reynolds was a visitor in
Atlanta during last week.
The campus of the Jefferson
School has recently been plowed,
harrowed, culti-packed, fertilized
The seed sown consisted of 25 lbs.
Ky -31 Fescu, 2Vz lbs. Ladino clover
and 2 lbs. White Dutch clover. Pro
fessor J. L. McMullan, who was
supervising the work, said, “I am
somewhat on the spot in this under
taking. I used a combination of
seed which I think will produce a
beautiful green carpet the entire
year. I hope this combination of
seed will achieve the desired result.
We are using 800 pounds of a high
grade fertilizer per acre. The plant
ing is being done by Dickson Storey
with a Case tractor, Culti-pack and
seed drill as a demonstration of the
Jefferson Implement Company
equipment. We appreciate the ser
vice he is giving the school, and you
qan see he is doing the work as per
fectly as it is possible for equipment
to accomplish. It is our fixed pur
pose that no school campus shall be
more attractive and beautiful than
that of the Jefferson School.”
The Woman’s Club, whose pro
ject this year is beautifying the
school gi-ounds, is constantly adding
new shrubbery to improve the
campus. The levelfrig, plowing, har
rowing and planting of the six
acres in front of the building is the
biggest job of school ground better
ment yet accomplished.
First Baptist Church
J. D. MATHESON. Minister.
10:00 A. M.—Bible School.
11:00—Morning Worship .
6:30 P. M.—Training Union.
7:30 P. M.—Evening Worship.
Baptist Training Union Study
Course is to be held next week,
October 31—November 4, at 5:00
o'clock each evening at the Baptist
“Methods of B. T. U.” will be
taught to the Junior and Intermed
iate Departments. Mrs. Y. D. Mad
dox, past director of B. T. U. for
several years, will teach the Juniors.
Mr. Julius Snyder, Georgia B. T. U.
worker, will teach the Inter- 1
All B. T. U. groups in the Sarepta
Association are planning study
courses with the cooperation of state
workers. Mr. Gainer Bryan, state
secretary of the Baptist Training
Union, will visit with each church.
Supper will be served each eve
ning at 6:00 o’clock to an expected
group of 50 persons. The officers of
the Training Union extend appre
ciation to the parents for the assist
ance already shown in planning this
The following officers are serving
as helpers: Mr. J. D. Matheson is
minister to the Union; Mrs. J. D.
Matheson is general secretary. Miss
Myra Purcell, Intermediate leader,
will serve as assistant Intermediate
teacher and secretary. Miss Cully
Roberts, Junior leader, will be as
sistant Junior teacher. Mrs. Gladys
Patrick is acting Junior secretary.
Miss Irene Rankin will direct the
music and Mrs. Ethel Dadisman will
The kitchen committee of table
and decorations, is Miss Irene Ran
kin, Mrs. Gladys Patrick, and Mrs.
Ethel Dadisman. The meal planning
and cooking committee is Mrs. J. D.
Thursday, October 27, 1949
LEADS IN STATE
Laurens led all Georgia counties
in cotton ginned up to October 1,
and the state total was far behind
the same date a year ago, the report
issued by the Census Bureau, De
partment of Commerce, Washing
Up to October 1, 292,392 bales had
been ginned in the State, compar
ed to 356,375 to the same date in
1948. It is estimated that 630,000
bales will be grown this year, com
pared to 745,000 last year in the
Laurens County had ginned 14,263
bales to October 1, Colquitt being
second with 13,769, with Burke,
which has led all counties in the
State for several years in total pro
duction, ran a close third with 13,-
South and Middle Georgia pick
ings are far ahead of North Georgia
because cotton opens in the south
ern area approximately 30 days be
fore it does in North Georgia.
Ginnings in some other counties
up to October 1, in 1949 and 1948
are: Banks, 204 and 259; Barrow,
588 and 1611; Clarke, 636 and 1390;
Franklin, 1213 and 2992; Hart, 2387
and 4378; Madison, 2480 and 4151;
Oconee, 1168 and 2313; Oglethorpe,
322 and 1104; Walton, 3957 and 7882;
Stephens, 135 and 104; Jackson,
1951 and 2283.
Home Coming and
Singing at High View
As already announced in this
paper, the Jackson County Choir
will meet at Jefferson, with High
View Baptist Church, on Mahaffey
Street, October 30th, at 1:30 P. M.
This is to extend a cordial invita
tion to all to be with us on that day.
We are observing Home Coming,
beginning at 10:00 A. M. and basket
lunch will be served at the noon
hour. We are looking forward to a
Come, you are welcome.
A. D. COILE, Pastor.
Matheson, Mr§, Bill Cutts and Mrs.
The clean-up chairman is Mrs.
Rufus Hooper. Two different moth
ers are helping each night on the
clean-up committee. These mothers
will also help carry home the small
Lamar H. Watkins, Pastor.
10:00 A. M.—Church School.
11:00 A. M.—Worship Service.
6:30 P. M.—Youth Fellwoship.
7:30 P. M.—Evening Worship.
Next Sunday, Oct. 30, is our Meth
odist Orphanage Work Day. Each
child in the Church School is asked
to bring an offering. The adults
will be given the opportunity at the
morning worship service to make
their contributions. The purpse of
this drive is well known. We are
anxious to do right by our homeless
boys and girls in the Decatur in
Our evening services begin at 7:30
W. R. THURMAN,
Student Supply Pastor.
10:00 A. M.—Church School.
11:00 A. M.—Worship Service.
6:30 P. M.—Youth Fellowship.
7:30 P. M.—Evening Worship.
MADE THIS WEEK
This week residents of Jefferson
are being contacted during a Home
Improvement survey of the city.
Students of Jefferson High School
conducted the survey in a complete
canvas of the community.
The purpose of this survey is to
gather information about improve
ments carried out by individual resi
dents. The data given to the high
school volunteers was tabulated on
score cards which are to be used
in the Ware} Clean-Up contest. The
Ward which has the most points to
its credit according to the survey
will win a prize sponsored by the
There is still time to submit score
sheets in the Clean-Up Contest. A
copy of the form used is printed in
this issue of The Herald. If you were
not contacted during the week, clip
this form and give it to councilman
Dickson Storey or the councilman
from your Ward.
This is also an active week for the
Georgia Champion Home Town
Committee. They are preparing the
Jefferson Progress Report which is
to represent this city in the State
wide contest. The contest period
thjs year is from November 1, 1948
to October 15, 1949. Cities through
out Georgia will be judged on the
basis of their written report of pro
Jefferson’s Progress report which
won Honorable Mention in the con
test last year has been returned to
the Committee. It will be put on
display in a prominent place in the
business section some time next
■ , , -i ■ ;ft f
Mrs. C. B. Nash, of Center, Mrs.
C. L. Caudle and Mrs. L. D. Robin
son, of Charlotte, N. C., have re
turned home after spending the past
week with Mrs. A- B. Potts.
Mr. and Mrs. Hosia Barnett were
visiting friends here Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lanier Poe spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Poe
of Apple Valley. „
Mrs. Venie Daniel spent pari of
last week with Mr. and Mrs! C. L-
Brook at Center.
Miss Marjorie Maley, of Atlanta,
spent the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Maley.
Mr. Tom Potts will celebrate his
93rd birthday, Sunday the 30th, at
the home of hiydaughter, Mrs Boyd
Kesler. Friends will call from 2:00
till 4:00 in the afternoon.
Mrs. Roland Gaines, of Chester,
S. C., has been visiting relatives
and friends here for the past week.
Miss Emlia Potts spent the latter
part of the week with Mr. and Mrs-
Walter Crawford in Athens.
Mrs. Amelia Lawson, of Union,
S. C., spent the week-end here with
relatives. She was accompanied
home by Mr. Grady Mitchell.
The friends of Mrs M. F. Webb
will learn with regret of her illness
in an Atlanta hospital. We are
hoping for her a speedy recovery.
Robert Potts, of Fort Benning;
spent the week-end with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Potts.
Mr, and Mrs. Lewis Wilhite have
returned to their home in Miami,
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wilbanks,
of Nicholson, visited relatives in
our community, Sunday afternoon.