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Jackson herald. (Jefferson, Jackson County, Ga.) 1881-current, October 27, 1949, Image 2

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TH* THURSDAY. OCTOBER 27, 1949 THE JACKSON HERALD $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE PUBLISHED WEEKLY 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 ington.” 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ad vocated by President Truman were not enacted into law by this Con gress, namely the Taft-Hartley la bor law was not repealed, neither did Congress pass bills providing for FEPC, non-segregation, non-poll tax and anti-lynching.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 iiffrriMnni 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 Main Street. 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 week. 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 everybody happy. 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. Honor Society Organized At Toccoa Last Saturday 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 Monroe. 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, December 3rd. The Washington Monument is 555 feet high. 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 were present. 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 plished. 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 club. One quintillion is written 1,000,- 000,000,000,000,000. You Have a Date .. . ... Prove Your Town a Champion! Now’s the time to cash in on all the project* and accomplishment*, large and small, that youx town has undertaken in the Champion Home Town Contact. Tour Report oi Progreee is your hid for the Championship. Don’t fail to got it in tho mail by midnight, October 31. GEORGIA POWER COMPANY • 6 ZW Noted Georgian 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 square. 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. Business and Professional Cards DR. W. R. HUGHES, JR. —OPTOMETRIST -101 E. Washington St. Phone 7] GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA J. FOSTER ECKLES INSURANCE Jefferson, JEFFERSON LOAN & INVESTMENT CO. CONFIDENTIAL SHORT TIME LOANS—SS.OO TO $50.00 Opposite Court House, South Side Phone No. 30 WM. H. SPRATLIN. JR., Mgr. JEFFERSON. GA. DR. M. C. ROBERTS OPTOMETRIST Eyes Examined —Glasses Fitted Rooms 411 and 412 Peoples Bank Building WINDER. GEORGIA W T ong, used by at least 150,000,000 Chinese, is the world’s most com mon family name. Head Cold Shiftiness K£l/£V£O /At SECOtfOSf For almost instant relief, put a few Vicks Va-tro-nol Nose Drops in each ness . . . and lets i ’ you breathe fW***S. again. Try it. rCv.n-' —\ VA.YKO'Nmfe Jefferson Insurance Agency General Insurance Jefferson, Georgia