TH* THURSDAY. OCTOBER 27, 1949
THE JACKSON HERALD
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Entered at The Jefferson Post Office
As Second-Class Mail Matter
ALONG SUE WAY
After being in session 289 days,
Congress has adjourned. Just before
adjournment President Truman
wrote a letter to Vice-President
Barkley and Speaker Sam Rayburn
in which he said, “That the Ameri
can people will say the results have
been well worth while.” Instead of
referring to this Congress as the 81st
—Republicans call it the "Eighty-
Worst.” It will be remembered that
the President has said the 80th, the
Republican Congress, was “Next to
the worst that ever met in Wash
Some of the outstanding legisla
tion passed by this Congress was
the new farm bill. Almost a re
actment of the present law which
gives a guarantee parity of 90 per
cent for cotton, wheat, corn, barley,
oats, tobacco, etc., but this law ex
pires in one year. This measure was
earnestly advocated by President
Truman who, during the campaign
for president, had pledged his sup
port to favor measures to maintain
parity prices of agricultural prod
ucts. Before an agreement was
reached on this measure the House
and Senate Conference Committee
spent long hours seeking to adjust
the differences between the two
bodies of Congress on this question.
Congress also passed a law to
increase minimum wages from 40
to 75 cents an hour; a measure for
the rapid expansion of America’s
atomic bomb production. Appropri
ations for billions for national de
fense were made in addition to an
earlier approval of $5,800,000,000 for
economic assistance to foreign coun
tries under what is called the “Mar
shall Plan.” It is now thought that
a complete defense wall has been
built against Russia.
Some propositions earnestly ad
vocated by President Truman were
not enacted into law by this Con
gress, namely the Taft-Hartley la
bor law was not repealed, neither
did Congress pass bills providing
for FEPC, non-segregation, non-poll
tax and anti-lynching. The Presi
dent fought hard for the passage of
these bills, but he was thwarted by
Congress under the leadership of
congressmen and senators from the
South. Some other propsed proposi
tins advocated by President Truman
not enacted into law by Congress
were Federal aid to education and
expansion of Social Security.
While Congress did not go "all
the way” with the President, mem
bers of Congress have no feelings
-of bitter personal or political ani
mosity against the President, but
entertain honest, sincere and con
scientious differences with him
about what is for the best interest
auT\ From where I sit... 61/ Joe Marsh
How We Licked
The Parking Problem
For a while it looked like we’d
have to put up parking meter*.
Folks working in town—including
Pome of the store owners—were
tldng up all of the apace along
Farmers coining in to shop never
,found a place to park, and some-
Itimes had to lug atuff a half mile
'or so. Some started to do their buy
ing in other towns. Finally, store
owners and farmers had a get
together—with the reeult that the
empty Held near the depot waa
fixed up for all-day parkers.
Now farmera get their shopping
] of the country. There was one thing
exceedingly gratifying to the Presi
dent, Congress and the people, and
that both the President and Con
gress were in perfect aciord on the
foreign policy of our country. The
President, Democrats and Repub
licans were all in harmony on this
very vital matter.
One day last week we met R. H.
Griffeth, Secretary of Unity Lodge
No. 36, F. & A. M., who said, “I
wish you would go up in the lodge
hall and see what an improvement
has recently been made on the
meeting place of this ancient and
honorable order in our vicinity. The
place has been renovated, painted,
and made more inviting and attract
ive than ever before in its history.
Unity Lodge has a membership of
140 and is still growing in numbers
and enthusiasm. The Grand Lodge
which meets this month is a great
body of serious minded, able, fra
ternal and patriotic men, whose
hearts’ desire is to bring good will,
peace and happiness to mankind all
over the world.” In fact, Masonry is
founded on the Bible which says,
"Now abideth these three: Faith,
Hope and Charity, but the greatest
of these is Charity” or love, the
foundation on which Masonry rests.
William H. Spratlin, W. M., and
R. H. Griketh, Secretary, are attend
ing the Grand Lodge in Macon this
Friends of former mayor, R. S.
Johnson were pleased to see him on
the streets last Friday. For some
time he has been confined either at
home or in a hospital, but he now
seems on the way to complete re
covery from his illness. The services
of Mr. Johnson in both an official
capacity and as a private but public
spirited citizen, have been a valued
asset to this city and community.
Jack Hilton, Editor of Banks
County Journal, says:
A dog selected O. S. Garrison and
“Us” to live with, dividing his time
between the two. After several
months, the two stockholders held
a meeting and decided they had had
the use of this particular canine long
enough and he is now offered to the
highest bidder for nothing.
This is a fine looking dog, three
years old, more or less. He is police,
collie, etc. Unlike most other dogs,
when he makes friends with a
strange dog, he smells of his head.
He might make a fine cow dog, and
he might not. If you live five miles,
or further, from Homer, come and
get him. We do not deliver.
Benjamin Franklin designed a
dollar made of silver, brass and pew
ter, bearing the motto: “Mind Your
Own Business,” and minted in 1776.
done comfortably, and the mer
chants have a better place to park
than they had before. Just took a
little friendly co-operation to make
From where I ait. most differ
ences can be ironed out by just
talking things over—maybe with a
cup of coffee or glaae of beer—and
seeing the other person’s side of lb
Next time you hare a problem or
■ little difference to eeftlc, why not
try just that?
(opfrighi, 190, L/’nitoi Slat* | broworo Foundation
The Jackson Herald, Jefferson, Georgia
Official Organ of Jackson County
John N. Holder Editor
Mrs. John N. Holder Asso. Editor
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA.
Organized At Toccoa
Anew chapter of Delta Kappa
Gamma, national honor society for
women educators, was organized on
Saturday, October 15th at Toccoa.
Charter members of this chapter
include: Miss Frances Smith, Miss
Irene Rankin, Mrs. L. B. Moon, and
Miss Catherine Mobley, of Jefferson.
Mrs. C. T. Potter and Mrs. Ann Jar
rett are transferring their member
ship to become members of this
chapter which includes members
from Habersham, Stephens, Banks,
and Jackson counties.
Attending the luncheon meeting
and assisting in the initiation of the
twelve new members were: the
State president, Miss Eva Gardiner,
of Columbus; and officers from the
organizing chapter, Miss Emily
Johnson, Mrs. Annie Belle Rock
more, and Miss Willie Carson from
Officers of the new organization
elected at this meeting are: Presi
dent, Mrs. Alice Barnes, Toccoa
Falls; Vice President, Mrs. Dixie
Pruitt, Homer; Secretary, Miss
Catherine Mobley, Jefferson; Treas
urer, Mrs. Alberta Perkins, Toccoa.
The next meeting of this group
'frill be in Jefferson on Saturday,
The Washington Monument is 555
Talmo P.-T. A.
Hosts Thursday Nite
At “Fathers’ Night”
The Talmo P.-T. A. entertained
with a “Fathers’ Night” supper, on
Thursday night, October 13. Mrs.
Jack Murphy, President of the P.-
T. A., presided over a regular busi
ness meeting of the organization.
Rev. Joe Fullbright, principal of the
school, introduced Rev. Ellery Col
lins, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Winder, as guest speaker.
The talk by Rev. Collins was re
ceived with attentive interest and
enthusiasm. He touched the men’s
ego to the point that they threw
back their shoulders and their ex
pressions showed how important he
made them realize a Dad is in the
home, church, and community.
Approximately seventy-five fathers
WORK ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
Talmo school is getting a face
lifting by story form—work contin
ued from one Saturday to another.
A group of cheerful and willing
workers met early Saturday morn
ing with tractors and other tools
that were needed in continuity of
work started the Saturday before.
The food the ladies prepared for the
workers did justice to the food their
grandmothers prepared for the old
time log-rollings. There was a skep
tical expression on the ladies’ faces
as the men left the lunch room to
continue the day’s work. At the end
of the day their expressions changed
to one of appreciation and gratitude
for the work that had been accom
The work is being done by the j
members of the Talmo School Im-1
provement Club under the supervis- i
ion of Joe Kinney, President of the
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To Be Honored
Thomson, Ga.—A bronze plaque
honoring the late U. S. Senator
Thomas E. Watson, “Sage of Hick
ory Hill” and “father of rural free
delivery,” will be dedicated at 2:30
P. M., Sunday, October 30, in public
ceremonies on the court house
WINTER GRAZING CROPS
The production of winter grazing
is one of the most important phases
of Georgia’s feed growing program.
Acreage devoted to winter grazing
crops has increased each year dur
ing the past few years.
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