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What Will Your
The Sumter County Realty
Board. Luther M- Hawkins, presi-.
dent, has rented and moved into !
its permanent offices in the Tur- J
pin building, where it has been
.joined by the Chamber of Com
merce. and probably will see
housed there the offices of the
Americus Trust company.
The fhst permanent and pro
gressive step forward has been
taken. The next will be the re
organization of the Chamber of
Commerce, with a trained, experi
-nced secretary as its head.
Americus and Sumter county
ire preparing for 1926, laying a
foundation for the most progres
sive program the community has
ever undertaken. The founda
tion is being so carefully laid that
failure, even in the remotest de
gree, seems impossible.
For six months Americus busi
ness men have seen the opportu
nity approaching for capitalizing
the splendid assets of this com
munity. . 11 L J
On January I we will be ready
t° go. ,
No haphazard ill-conceived
program will be presented the
community. Day in and day out,
week after week, a comparative
ly small body of men have been
studying local conditions and
watching the tide of prosperity
rs it has swept southward and
then northward. They believied
the first essential was a highly
specialized expert. A number ot
men were considered. borne
were brought here from a dist
ance. Each was investigated until
the most efficient was found. He
fas been employed and his salary
- -more than Americus has ever
paid such a man before—has
been subscribed by a few of the
younger business men of the city. |
He will be ‘o‘n the job very
The next step in this carefully
•hought-out community program
as the organization of a realty
oard. adequately financed and
introfled by Americus men —not
akicularly for what they can
run from their stock subscrip
tions. but for the purpose of sell- (
mg Sumter county lands to pros- [
pective farmers. The Sumter,
County Realty Board was the re
suit and it now is actively in the
field, with 100 local men as
A budget of not less than $ 15,- (
000 is necessary for the year s
operations of the Chamer of Com
merce. Os this sum. $5,000 al
ready has been subscribed. The
SIO,OOO balance is to be used
for advertising purposes, such as
road signs stretched from the
northern-most limits of the State
down into Florida; for publishing
and distributing pamphlets and
other literature regarding thej
wonderful farm lands of Sumter i
county; for the completion and
operation of a modern tourist
■camp; for meeting all other neces
sary expenses of a live, wide
awake chamber of commerce, ex
cepting the salary'of the secretary
which already has been subscrib
A few citizens have been rest
ive. They have said that Amer
icas was not awake to her oppor
tunities. That time was being.
lost. Far better a slow start with
a fast ending, than otherwise.
Americus business men have been
making haste slowly-—but surely.
The great tidal wave of pros
oerity that is sweeping Southward
i* not a bubble which will ex
plode overnight. It is here to
stay. A nation is discovering a
new Promise Land in South Geor
gia. From one end of the coun
try to the other the name of Flor
ida is being linked with SOUTH
GEORGIA. This section of the
State is coming into its own so
rapidly that we who live here
carrot realize its rapidity.
Writing of “Progressive South'
Georgia” the Rome News makes
R"<ent visitors to that section
of the State say that a movement
of public improvements not unlike
that in Florida is under way in
virtually every tov-n or city. It
eeems that the spirit of progress
chat is making Florida the most
famous section of the United
States has spread to the southern
portion of Georgia. Real estate in
South Georgia towns and cities
« being bought and sold at rapid-
Take no thought for your life,
what ye shall eat, neither for the
body, what ye shall put on. The life
is more than meat, and the body is
more than raiment. —Luke 12:22-23.
*¥ * *
Everywhere the human soul stands
between a hemisphere of light and
> another of darkness; on the confines
|of two everlasting hostile empires,
Necessity and Free Will.—Carlyle.
I ly increasing values. There is no
There is no stagnation here.
Indicative of the extent to wliich
South Georgia counties and cities
are progressing by the process of
making large public improve
ments is our own splendid white
way, which is second to none in
the State; of the excellent newly
paved business section which is
as fine as any paving anywhere
in the South; of our great road
paving program in the county
which has not slackened even dur
ing the years of depression; of
our efficient country school sys
tem that is envy of every county
in the South; of our splendid har
vests in spite of the most adverse
Nor is this peculiar to Americus
and Sumter county, for. says the
“All over South Georgia there is
a revival of interest in paving.
Cities like Albany and Valodsta
have plans for paving practically
all the streets. There is a new
paving plan that makes this com
“They have a bond election plan -
ned in Decatur county for five
hundred thousand dollars, this sum
to be used in matching a million
and a half dollars to be put up by
the State and Federal road de
partments. Grady county is fall
ing to the paving project ’’
Recently, Macon county has
joined the groug of progressive
South Georgia counties by pass
ing a bond issue for government
paving along the Dixie Highway.
The passage of this bond issue al
ready has had its effect, accord
ing to a statement in the Macon
News from the pen of J. Kelly
Simmon, ex-president of the
Georgia Press association, for says
A Florida realtor, who knew the
bond election was pending, had
arranged to buy certain property
located in Marshallville if the elec
tion was favorable to bonds. Good
roads bonds won by an overwhelm
ing majority, and so the deal was
consummated. This is just anoth
er instance of what improvement
bonds will do for a community.
Florida towns and counties are all
bonded to the limit at all times,
and those that are not are looked
upon as rather slow and non-pro
A financier in Hot Springs, in
discussing South Georgia's possi
bilities said: ‘‘You may not know
it, but very soon down in your
section of Georgia you will have
a great tourist hotel—one not yet
mentioned in your press before.
1 know what 1 am talking about.”
In his opinion. South Georgia
and Florida are inseparable. He
said that from Macon southward
there would be as great develop
ment in Georgia as in Florida.
Speaking of this spirit of op
timism ‘at home," the spirit which
is being manifest all over South
Georgia, the Quitman Free Press
“In the days of pessimism and
gloom which have so ravaged the
optimistic spirit of Quitman, the
Free Press has felt very lonely in
advocating municipal improve
ments,, believing progress is always
the foundation stone upon which
we may step from depression into
prosperity. The Free Press has
■ all the time contended that the
situation marking the past has
been more imaginary than real.
“Now, it would appear, we have
stepped out into the sunshine
and everybody is happy again and i
i the Free Press has lots of con- s
The job in front of us is a big
one- The first great ‘push’’ is 1
the most important and the most
vital. To make it a success
EVERY man and woman in the
city and county must join. There
is no place in the ranks for the
i laggard or the quitter. He who
I has been riding FREE may pay.
He of little faith must "get right
or get out." The street corner
knocker is a pest of the past. If
lie is not willing to "pull with the
bunch," the bunch will gladly
purchase him a railroad ticket to
other parts. Some practices of
he past will not be tolerated by
the men of 1926. Soft-soaping
md charitable toleration are fine
n their places, but there are times
when men will fight and that
•ime is here.
The program for the future is
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among many other things \
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PHRENOLOGY AND PERSUADE MUDD CENTER
CITIZENS TO HAVE THEiR ©UMPS READ FOR
A QUARTER. A HEAD, PROFESSOR SOOONI
Gave, a few free demonstrations at the.
lOTEL—HE. MADE A GREAT HIT WITH Pop
i OTHER DAYS W AMERICUS
TEN YEARS AGO TODAY
(From The Times-Recorder, Nov.
Mr. Lewis Ellis entertained Sun
day evening at dinner at Th'e Hotel
Windsor in compliment to his sister.
Miss Florence Ellis, of Dothan, Ala.
The guests were Miss Ellis, Miss
Maty Ella Davenport, Miss Katherine
Davenport, Mr. Quimbly Melton, of
Bainbridge, Dr. M. E. Wheeler and
Mrs. Robert McAfee is spending a
few days in Macon with Mr. McAfee,
going there this morning.
Miss Alice Callaway returned yes
terday to her home in Atlanta after
a visit of several days here.
Miss Lula Hey is spending several
days with friends at St. Andrews’
Bay and other points on the Florida
Mrs. 1. T. Hines at her residence
on Elm Ave., has as her guest this
week, her sister, Miss Annie Lara
more of Leesburg.
Miss Mary Ferguson of DeSoto
was shopping in the city yesterday
Miss Estelle Smith returned today
to Macon after spending several days
in the cjfy, the guest of friends.
TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY
■ (From The Times-Recorder, Nov. 30,
Mr. E. M. Kendrick was among the
several representatives from Plains
in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bell have as
their guests this week, Rev and Mrs.
Olin Evans of Otnaha.
I Miss Georgia Bena Dodson and
Mr. Will Dodson, Jr., went Monte
zuma yesterday to spend several
Mrs. W. A. Brooks of Sandersville
PEDESTRIANS CAN’T FORM
g UNION; NOT ENOUGH OF ’EM
BY CHARLES P. STEWART
NEA Service Writer
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Some
thing I said in print recently concern
ing motorists’ troubles in Washington
fretted Traffic Director Eldridge so
that he dropped in, with blood In
his eyes, to see me aboue it.
“No doubt you’ve been pinched
yourself,” he accused, “That’s what
makes you so uppity.”
“Mr. Eldridge,” I assured him,
“out of this country’s entire grown
up population I’m one of about half
a dozen who never owned or drove
His expression changed from an- 1
noyance to deep wonder. “You don’t
say!” he exclaimed. “I didn’t know 1
we had one of ’e m here in the capi
tal. I’ll notify the Smithsonian Insti
tution—anthropological division .Dr. j
Hrdlicka’U be wild about you.” I
“You see, the director explained I
all his anger lost now in curosity, |
“we have to bear down pretty hard i
here on traffic law violations or
there’d be a massacre.
“All the states roundabout have
automobile registration regulations
which make it hard to dispose of
stolen cars. But in the District of
about complete. The call to com
munity service will go forth in
the very near future. Your time
and your contribution in money
will be asked —nay, demanded—
'nd that in quantities you have not
been accustomed to give.
On the response to that call
' angs the future of Americus and
What will YOUR answer be?
MUDD CENTER FOLKS
will arrive today to join Rev. W. A.
Brooks on a visit at The AUen
Miss Helen Montford, of Butler,
Ga., is the guest of the Misses Mc-
Laughin for a week at their resi
dence on Taylor street.
Mrs. T. W. Kennedy of Bronwood
is spending several days pleasantly
with friends in Americus.
A hard shower fell last night, with
the promise of more rain today, per
haps, but the sprinkle only made tfie
Methodists feel more at ease. ~~
Mrs. Hiram Stapleton of Dawson
is the guest of Mrs. T. A. Chappell at
her home here this week.
THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY
(From The Times-Recorder, Nov. 30,
Mr. W. Pace, a prominent citizen
of Albany was in the city yesterday'
on a business trip.
Mr. James R. Stapleton came tner
from Preston yesterday to look aft -r
Messrs. Frank T. Lanier, T. J.
Stallings and G. O. Loving returned
among others yesterday from The
Miss Gertrude White returned yes
terday from Albany where she spent
Thanksgiving the guest of her cousin
Miss Fonda Gilbert.
Capt. and Charles F. Turner have
returned from an extended visit to
North Georgia, accompanied by Mrs.
Turner’s sister, Mrs. Charles Stan
ford, who will be their guest for
Mr. Basil Gill of Brunswick spent
yesterday in the city, a guest of the
W. A. Terrill of Greenville, Ga.,
was registered yesterday at the
Windsor hotel among others.
Columbia we have none. Conse
quently, the minute a machine’s swip
ed anywhere in our vicinity, it’s
rushed into the District to be dispos
ed of, and it sells for a song general
“The result is that more totally ir
responsible people own autos in
Washington than any city in the
United States, for its size. They’d
race right through the capitol, knock
down the Washington Monument and
park in the Lincoln Memorial if we
didn’t keep a tight rein on ’em.
Then I broached to the traffic di
rector my great scheme for a Pedes
trians’ League of America.
“What we pedestrians need,” I
argued, “is organization. The auto
ists have it. When ther rights are
involved they have a big association,
with high-powered lawyers, legisla
itive lobby and barrels of the money,
I to fight for them,
i “But the individual pedestrian is
| just a poor, lone, downtrodden ped
estrian. He wouldn’t be so safe to
kick, cuff, browbeat, knock down
and run over if he belonged to a
powerful league, sworn to defend
“There couldn’t,” objected Eld
ridge, “be such a thing as ‘powerful’
pedestrians’ league. There aren’t
enough of them to form a quorum,
let alone a league, with any punch
behind it." ,
Speaking of automobiles, the
country around Washington is no
place for a man with a weak heart to
do his touring in.
It’s a country of manv high, steep
hills. The typical road is a succes
sion of blind curves. These roads.
The trees have grown the apples and the wind has shook ’em
down. You find ’em, lookin’ temptm, ’mid the leaves upon the
ground. Ya pick up jes’ the best ones till a basket’s got its fill.
Then you lug your bunch of pippin to the bloomin’ cider mill.
They put ’em ’neath a presser, an’ a big wheel spins about
They crush ’em and they squash ’em till the juice is running out Ya
stand there kinda thirsty as ya watch the sizzlin’ foam. Then ya get
yer jug o’ cider and ya hike yer way fer home.
Mother bakes a batch of doughnuts and she sets ’em out ta cool.
It’s always kinda hard to wait ta eat ’em, as a rule. At last ya shake
some sugar, an ya dress ’em nice an’ white, and then ya get the
thriller as ya nibble off a bite.
v et t er ’ “ the winter > than a doughnut made at home.
You II never find as good ones, man, no matter where ya mam An
then, ta top the doughnut off, and do the thrill up brown, ya drink
a drink of cider jes’ to wash the doughnut down.
mostly, are barely wide enough for
two cars to pass safely. Mostly,
again, they are crowned high in the
The autbist, dashing 30 miles an
hour down a stiff slope, comes, let’s
say, to a sharp outside curve. He
must do one of two things. He must
slow down to about 10 miles and
keep to the right, where he belongs.
If he fails to slow down, his already
outwardly-tilted car will fily the road
1 inevitably. Or, stepping on his ac
celerator, he climbs the road’s crown,
i steering to the left, so as to keep
i terra firma under him and whizzes,
, nonking, head on into whomsoever
may be ascending, around the cor
ner, from the opposite direction.
That is, that's what happens un-
Hess, by pure fool luck, the highway
(chances to be clear, in front of him.
Sometimes it is and some times it
Better be deciding what to give
your wife for Christmas so she can
change your mind in time.
Three Detroit boys robbed a bank,
proving they do something in Detroit
besides make autos.
There are so many other football
games going on we don’t know if
Congress is in session or not.
Some women are happy. Others
marry men who drinks, or gamble, or
fool around with radios.
THE STANDARD I
A Special Sale for Mon-*
day and Tuesday
9-4 Bleached Sheeting,
At 43 l-2c
Heavy Bleached Sheeting, guaran
teed 81 inches wide and bleached
snow-white; limit 20 yards to one .
buyer at the price. Monday and
Tuesday, yard 43 l-2c
Alexander Smith’* Tapestry
Rugs, at $1.50.
All wool face Tapestry Brussel
Rugs, in twenty-five pretty patterns.*
They look as well as some of the $4
Rugs. Here Monday and Tues. $1.50
Alexander Smith’s Velvet
Rugs, at $2.65.
Actual size 27x54 inches. Over
fifty patterns to select from; floral
and Oriental designs; value $4. Here
Monday and Tuesday ...$2.65
Alexander Smith’s Tapestry
Brussel Squares, at $9.98.
Pretty patterns; actual size 6x9
feet, in twelve pretty patterns. They
I look as. well as some of the S2O grades
, Here Monday and Tuesday $9.98
Genuine French Broadcloth and
Flannels, at $1.98.
54 inches wide; in black and many
good shades; regularly sold at $3.
Here Monday and Tuesday, yd. $1.98
Extra Large Cotton
Blankets, at $2.98
Actual size 66x80; plain colors;
heavy weight. This price is for a
pair. Sold only on Monday and Tues
day for this price, per pair ....$2.98
22x44 Bleached Turkish !
Towels, at 25c
If we were to price these towels to
you at 50c you would not think them
too high. One case of fifty dozen
to be sold here on Monday and Tues
Sample Sweaters at 66 2-3 Cent*
On the Dollar 1
The entire sample line of one of
New York’s largest sweater houses
now on display, at an average of 66
2-3 cents on the dollar. All sizes
from the very low priced ones to the
best they made. |
DRY GOODS COMPANY
hor.yth Street. Nest Deer te Baas
MONDAY AFTERNOON. NOVEMBER 30. 1925
New York expert says fish are
better food than hot dogs, but we
doubt if fish will enjoy the compli
Don’t worry at a strange noise at
; night. It is merely the coal bill
i climbing up to the roof.
After buying our winter clothes
we know just how the French feel
about their war debts.
a month oM
AND |NTERE5 t
FISH & OYSTER CO
Always Fresh Fish
Nat LeMaster, Manager
Day Phones 88 and 231
Night Phone—66l and 88
CHEAP MONEY TO LEND
we always have money to lend on farm lands at lowest rates and
best terms, and yon will always save money by seeing us
We give the borrower the privilege of making payments on the
principal at any interest period, stopping interest on such
We also make loans on choice city property.
Write or see R. C. Ellis, President, or G- C. Webb. Vico Preei
dent, in charge of the Home Office, Americus. Georgia—
Empire Loan & Trust Comp anv
L. G. COUNCIL. President T. E. BOLTON, Aen’t Caahiei
C. M. COUNCIL, V.-P. & Cashier. J. E. KIKER, Ase t Casnier
The Planters Bank of Americus
.• A CENTURY
W jyJnp«®ti3 The standing of this bank in
s^SrUI rI'HJ ‘ ** >e pu^‘c m * n< f has not come
I? suddenly. It is the result of
i* t constant loyalty for more
tilsi (1 than a third of a century to
'h* best principle* of bank
. ’rfi i lng.
«>J| 11 *1 aiffatf jSI We invite your account eith
~St.er Commercial or Savings.
Capital and Surplus $350,000.00
RESOURCES OVER $1,700,000
Pre. not. Conservative, Accommodating
In Dayton. O-, a man turned ban
dit to get money to pay his income
tax fine. How’s that for honesty?
Thursday, 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock
Please make reservations early ta
insure good service.
SIGN OF THE PINE TEA ROOM
I LEGAL AD NO. 933
; GEORGIA, Sumter County.
Will be sold, at public outcry, ta
the highest bidder for cash, at Ila.
m., on Saturday, December sth,
1925 as assetts of Diamond Poultry
Farm, the following:
One 11,000 capacity incubator,
| coal and oil brooders, two 1500 ca
pacity brooder houses, four colony
I houses, one laying house, and other
I miscellaneous material and equip
| ment belonging to said business.
Same to, be sold as property of
said Diamond Poultry Farm, a part
nership composed of S. P. Howe,
Lawrence S. Churehill and Kenneth >
B. Wolfe, by virtue of order of
. Judge of Superior Court of said
• County in proceeding to dissolve said
partnership dated November 21,
Sale to be held on premises on
which property is located and where
said business has been conducted,
being on the Daniel farm located oa
South side of Dixie Highway, just
outside eastern limits of City of
This November 23rd, 1925.
W. A. CHAPPELL, Receiver.
Registration books for the Gea
eral Election to be held Decembet
16th, 1925, are now open.
A. D. GATEWOOD, JR.,
Clerk and Treasurer.
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A. F. FANNING, Loca: Agent.
Harness and Suitcases
N. R. HARRIS
ALUMINUMWARE FREE ' r O
Phillips Champion Shoe
and Harness Shop
111 E. Forsyth St