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Vol 21. No 26
Large Tobacco Crop Estimated
For Toombs County This Season
WILL PROBABLY BE WORTH
MORE THAN HALF OF COTTON
—BETWEEN 1800 AND 2000
Three hundred tobacco barns in
Toombs county will be with
the golden leaf by the end of this
week, in the process of curing the
county’s biggest and best tobacco
It is estimated that there are be
tween 1800 and 2000 acres planted
in tobocco in the county this year.
While several farmers in the county
have been growing the crop sucess
fully for the last few years, with
most of this year’s planters, the crop
is experimental. However, the grow
ing of tobacco by these new planters
has had close supervision by efficient
and experienced demonstrators, and
the usual risk incident to undertak
ing a new crop practically eeminat
ed. There is, as a rule, no differ
ence between the crops of new plant
ers and those of experienced grow
ers. That the results of this crop
will induce a very great increase in
the acreage next year is a very strong
The production per acre this year
has the prospect of equaling or ex
ceeding that of last year. If pres
ent prospects hold god throughout
the season, and the price is good, the
county’s tobacco crop wiF bring more
than half as much money as last
year’s cotton crop.
JOHNSON CORNER PLANNING
FOR BIG DAY THE FOURTH
A school ra'ly and picnic will “be
held at Johnson Corner on July the
fourth. Several prominent speakers
will speak for the occasion, including
Ernest Wimberly, representative of
Toombs county, Mr. Stewart, High
School leader, and Col. E. J. Giles.
Plenty of free lemonade and music
will be furnished the visitors.
Everybody is invited to come and
bring a basket.
■ Mr. W. R. Roberts is putting oh a
\ney Bus to Lyons every Saturday,
\ving Mr. Tud Sharpe’s at 7:00
lock a. m. $1.30 each for round
I. Leaving Marvin church at 7:15
uck sl.lO each for round trip,
ring Durdenville at 7:30 SI.OO
ih for round trip and leaving John-
Corner at 7:40 80c for round
up. Come on folks lets take a ride.
Plenty of room, get your tickets and
lets go. W. R. ROBERTS.
B. Y. P. U. SOCIAL
The first social meeting of the
recently organized B. Y. P. U. will
be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Odom, from 8:00 to 10:00 o’clock
A genera’ invitation is extended.
An address of unusual interest
and instructiveness was delievered at
the Baptist church Wednesday night
by B. S. Ding, a Christian Chinese and
student at the Southern Baptist The
ological Seminary of Louisville, Ky.
The address was different from
addresses of this kind in that in
stead of dealing with the customes
and conditions of Chinese life the
speaker dealt with the accomplish
ments of the Southern Baptist Con
vention work in China, concrete ex
amples of its success a*id China’s
need along these lines.
It is the plan of Mr. Ding, when
he shall have completed his education
in America, to go back to China and
devote his life to the uplift of his
Mr. Ding is accompained in his
tour of the South by Mr. Lisles Mil
ler, also a student at the Seminary.
She Egons J |regress
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
The pursuit of happiness is the
chief occupation of man.
His main obstacle in the way of its
attainment is his failure to stop long
enough to decide for himself what
constitutes real happiness. In con
sequence of this failure, the world is
madly moving around a circle with
out getting anywhere.
The result is certain discontent
and disappointment, and these two
conditions are found, more or less,
in the life of every individual and
The poor look at those in better
circumstances and imagine that if
they could obtain more of the com
forts and ease of life their hearts
would revel in solid contentment.
Those people of average-means ob
serve the rich with envy and a long
ing for the luxury of wealth. The
wealthy plunge unreservedly into
selfish indulgence and sinful pleas
ures to find in the end that the heart
is still empty and its desires not sat
isfied. They in turn fain would live
i the life of the simple people of the
Thus man moves madly around the
circle in search of happiness and at
the end finds himself just where he
The true gospel of happiness, a
gospel that is being proclaimed by
many who have discovered the in
tense yearning of the human heart
and have consecrated themselves to
to task of alleviating thes ting disap
pointment in the life of his fel
lows, is a gospel that exhorts to
“brighten the corner where you are”,
to forget one’s self and help a broth
er, to love instead of envy and hate
A practice of this principle wil’
fill the heart with a contentment
and happiness that is vainly sought
in every other quarter.
Dr. McLeod to Serve
1 Year and 1 Day
SAVANNAH, Ga., June 17.—Dr.
R. D. McLeod of Lyons was sentenc
ed to serve one year and one day in
the peitentiary by Judge Barrett yes
terday in the United States District
Court on a charge of violaing the
narcotic act. The defendant gave as
his reason for the large amount of
the drug purchased that he bought it
for use by a friend at some montary
sacrifice to the purchaser.
The denefandant was apprhended
several months ago by narocotic in
spectors but he succeeded in having
his case passed for the past two terms
His dilatory tactics were employed
yesterday towards the same end but
futile and upon the explanation by
Assistant District Attorney Redding,
he was arraigned for trial before
Judge Barret. He was represented
by Chas. G. Edwards, attorney.
Dr. McLeod bought a considerable
portion of morphine, morphine sul
phate and cocaine during the period,
January to September, 1023. He is
said to have bought more than 16,000
grains of morphine during that time
The defeandant denied he was a drug
addict and said that he furnished his
friend with dope solely from a stand
point of personal assistance to him.
KULMAN STILL LEADS
IN WASHINGTON LIFE
Frank J. Kulman, manager of the
Savannah' office of the George Wash
ington Life Insurance Company of \
Charleston, W. Va., has just re- ■
turned from Atlantic City, where he
attended and addressed the conven
tion of agents of his company.
Mr. Kulman still retains the hon
or of president of the League of
Agents, having perosnally produced ;
and paid for the largest volume of '
business of all the agents during the
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TOOMBS COUNTY
LYONS. GEORGIA. THURSDAY. JUNE 26 1924
CONTRACT HAS BEEN MADE
WITH THE DYKMAN - JOYCE
SHOWS —LARGEST EVER TO
The biggest amusement company
ever to come to Toombs county has
made a contract with the Toombs
County Fair Association for the fair
in October. The Fair directors are
determined to put on the largest and
most representative fair that the
county has ever had.
The Dykman-Joyce Shows wil fill
the fair grounds and back up against
the fences. It is such a large ag
gregation that the entire output ot
the city electric plant except than
needed for street lighting will be
commandered for the shows. They
come with five rides, a ferris wheel
a whip, a chair plane and a catterpil
lar. The chair plane and catterpil'ar
are new pleasure devises just having
been introduced to the amusement
There will be twelve shows and
fifty concessions, all of which are
said to be dean and free from the
seriously obpectionable gambling fea
tures. In line with the broad, con
structive policy of.the fair associa
tion, they have sought amusements
that are not debasing to the morals
of the community.
The music will be furnished by two
bands, and it is planned to have
something of interest doing every
minute in the day.
Big Stem Jersey Crop Promises
To Be Excellent This Year
SHIPMENTS TO BEGIN IN THREE
WEEKS—MANY PLANTS SOLD
FOR SEED POTATOES TO THE
FARMERS OF GEORGIA.
Twenty car loads of Big Stem
Jersey potatoes will be shipped from
Toombs county, shipments begining
within three weeks.
Mr. W. L. Duncan, who has super
; vision of the growing of these pota
toes in this section and handles, the
marketing, reports that the crop is
i excellent, and with average seasons
from this date, the yield per acre
will be equivalent to or exceed last
year’s crop, which was highly satis
factory, both in quantity and price,
to the farmers who grew them.
A feature of this crop this year has
been the strong demand for plants,
which are cut from the vine of the
market crop. These plants are set
after the market crop is well on the
way, and the potatoes produced from
them are used the following year for
growing plants for the early crop far
market. Half a million plants have'
been sold by Mr. Duncan to farmers
in various sections of Georgia who j
have become interested in this very
lucrative crop. This item along runs ■
into a considerable sum.
In view of the fact that there are
no sweet potatoes on the market,
either carried over from last year or
new crop potatoes, strong demand
and good prices are expected from j
these earlp potatoes.
Closed Last Friday
The Methodist reviva 1 whcih clos
ed Friday night was a meeting of
nTuch interest and effective results, i
The strong and able sermons by Rev.
May attracted attendance and inter- j
est which is believed to be far reach
ing in its consequence. The singing, j
directed by Rev. Adams, was a fea
ture of the meeting.
Several commited themselves to (
definite life work for the church.
A TOTAL OF 13,663 POUNDS IS
' SHIPPED AT VARIOUS POINTS
j LAST SATURDAY DEMAND
! STILL CONTINUES.
Probably the lasit poultry car of
the season to be operated over the
Seaboard loaded 1,034 pounds of
poultry at Lyons Saturday, netting
the farmers $256.42.
| Dawson farmers held the high
place in quantity and va ue on the
business transacted at the last poul
try car. The report shows that 13,-
$33 pounds of hens, friers* roosters,
I Tyere sold to the car for $2,839.78 on
) this trip at the various towns.
, * Regarless of the fact that gen
erally the farmers and their helpers
are busjly engaged in gathering
crops at this time the poultry sales
at the car in all towns visited held
up well and the Seaboard officials
continue in their belief that the
eventual demand will necessitate a
more frequent service to care for the
arade in this line. Warren T. White,
'development agent of the road,
made the trip as usua’ and he was
well satisfied with the results.
Next to Dawson came Collins with
1,101 pounds valued at $239.04,
'while Parrot farmers had a total of
1,346 pounds which brought a lower
return, $284.18. Poultry raisers at
Lyons continue to hold their stand
ing and they sold on this last trip
1,034 pounds for $256.42.
'iMPORTNAT NOTICE TO
SWEET POTATOE GROWERS
If you expect to grow sweet pota
■ toes for sale next year now is the
j time to begin preparations. The
I State Board of Entomology with your
I cooperation hopes to erdicate Stem
rot and reduce Black-rot and other
■ sweet potato diseases to a minimum
lin Georgia next year. In order to
accomp'lish this it will be necessary
I for you to observe the following pre
1 1. Grow your own seed potatoes
from vine cuttings. Plant the vines
on soil where sweet potatoes have
I not grown during the past four years.
* 2. Have your field inspected for
stem-rot and other diseases before
digging time. z
3. Before digging these seed po
tatoes, disinfect tools and wagon
with bi-ch/'oride of mercury solution.
4. Bank the potatoes in a new
place where potatoes have never been
banked before. If you have a cur
ing house, disinfect all creates used.
\Clean out and spray the floor and
walls of the house thoroughly.
5. Next spring have your pota- j
toe s inspected before bedding. Cull,
them close, throwing out all that i
show rot, cuts or bruises.
6. Dip the potatoes 10 minutes,
in bi-chloride of mercury solution, 1
oz. to 8 gals, water before bedding. |
Bed them on new soil where potatoes
have never been grown.
If these precautions are taken
; your potatoes will not rot in storage;
you will have clean, sound seed next i
spring, and can grow healthy plants
free from all diseases.
Next year no Certificate Tags will
be issued un'ess at least three in- .
spections are made, viz., Field In- !
spection, Storage Inspection and 1
Plant Bed Inspection. These in- j
spections will be made free of charge
if this office is notified in advance.
Co-operate with us in stamping
out the Sweet Potato diseases. If i
your neighbor is selling or giving
away uninspected plants please noti
fy us. Help us make Georgia sweet
potatoes and plants clean and free
Rousing Good Time Held By
Boosters Club Monday Night
THE COMING REVIVAL
Business is Business.
But what is business.
The people of Lyons and vacinity
are soon to have an opportunity to
show to the world what they think is
the business of life. •
jA religious revival is scheduled to
begin at the Baptist church the first
Sunday in July.
This will be a real test of the life
of the community.
The interest taken in this enter
prise ml also very clearly indicate
to the inteligent observer the pros
pect or lack of prospects pi the com
munity becoming a bigger and better
one to live in, and t° prove this
statement, ask yourself the question,
|Jf you were looking for a community
| in wihich to live, do business and rear
I your children, would you select a
' place where there was a good social,
! religious and friendly atmosphere, or
| one of the opposite character?
i Religion creates the most happy and
I attractive social conditions, is the
best tonic for business and is the
source of every circumstance and
condition that makes life bearable,
j The lack of religion accounts for ev
ery unsatisfactory condition of hu
man life today. AH modern civiliza
tion that has a prospect of continued
existance among men is traceable
directfy to the influence of religion.
' The first Sunday in July will mark
the beginning of another epoch in the
history of Lyons and vicinity. Wheth
er it is for better or worse will be
determined by those souls who con
stitute our population.
The Progress appeals to the peo
ple, not only in Lyons or the Bap
tist church, but to all who are in
j reach to embrace this as an oppor
; tunity to make a long stride for the
j betterment of conditions in our
1 midst. Lyons is defined by only an
imaginary line around the town, but
| her interest and influence are as
i wide as the acquairitence of her peo
ple with the outside world.
This occasion can be made to pay
lin every respect worth while, and
I should command the support of every
well meaning citizen.
J. Rabun to Pratice
Law at Reidsville
A young attorney just entering up
on the practice of law, locating in
Reidsville, who is receiving warm
j welcome from other members of the
| fraternity and from the public gen
j erally, is Mr. John Rabun, a recent
j graduate of the literary and law de
partments of Mercer University at
Mr. Rabun is a son of Rev. and
Mrs. J. D. Rabun of Glennvile, the
former being pastor of the Glennviile
and Reidsville Baptist churches, and
: wel’ known in this section of the
In locating here. Mr.' Rabun ex
pects to continue the practice of law
definitely. He is in the office of
the Elders, which is said to be one of
! the best equipped in this section,
1 and he will have the assistance of
j Mr. Elders in all matters where re-
I quested. Mr. Elders will be away
for severa’ months this sumer, look
: ing after his duties in the Georgia
■ legislature, and he requests all of his
[patrons and the public generally to
’call upon Mr. Rabun for whatever
legal services he may be able to ren
der. —Jattnal' Journal.
YANCEY CLUB NEWS
Miss Vann met with us on Friday,
June 20th. All members were pres
ent and one new member, Geneva
Perry, joined us. Please dont forget
the ice cream supper at Yancey
school house on Friday, June 27th,
Everybody is invited. We are look
ing for a big crowd.
Carrie Lou Smith, Cor. Sec.
COMMITTEES APPOINTED FOR
SEVERAL FEATURES OF THE
MEETING OF DIRECTORS OF
THE COTTON BELT HIGHWAY.
Any question as to why the moat
progressive and enterprising citizens
of Lyons have associated themeelves
in that splendid civic organization,
the Boosters’ Club, could have been
very satisfactory answered by an
opportunity to observe the occasion
of their meeting Monday night.
This was ladies’ night with the
club, an occasion that the Boosters
and their ladies have learned to look
forward to with fond anticipation,
and their attendance and interest
more than justify this feature of the
months’ program. The attendance
Monday night was unusual in num
bers as well as spirit.
Recognition the value of the gen
erous and unselfish service which has
t*;en rendered in the interest of the
Boosters’ most cherished project, a
free bridge across the Altamaha river
and a north and south highway
through Lyons and Toombs county,
was a feature of the meeting. The ef
forts of Mr. J. B. Johnson were fit
tingly recognized Monday night by a
toast in his honor by Representative
Ernest Wimberly. The splendid
work for the highway done by Sena
tor G. W. Lankford was appropriat
ely proclaimed in a toast by Col. T.
Ross Sharpe. It was stated by the
chairman that there are others to
whom the Boosters feel indebted,
but it was impossible for them to be
present on this occasion.
The business transacted consisted
of appointment of commitees pro-
I vide for the several features of a
I meeting of the directors of the Cot
, ton Belt Highway, which is to be
held here on July Bth.
The ladies contest, which is a reg
ular feature of Ladies’ Night, was
•heartily participated in by the ladies
present, and the prize, a bottle of
fine perfume, donated by The New
Lyons Pharmacy, was won by Mrs. C.
Guests of the club were: Miss Nell
Wilson, of Vidalia; Miss Inez King,
of Millen; Mrs. . B. Casey, of Swains
boro; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clifton;
Miss Sweat, from Wyoming; Miss
Teressa Greer, of Sandersville.
The members of the Auxiliary who
provided a splendid supper were:
Mrs. Dan Odom, Mrs. W. A7 McNatt,
Mrs. C. A. Rogers, Mrs. S. J. Hen
derson, Mrs. J. A Pughsley and Mrs.
Opened in Full Heat
NEW YORK, June 25.—The deep,
swift currents of Democratic rivalry
and i.ssension burst their dykes to
day in Madison Square Garden and
engulfed the party’s national con
vention with a billowing wave of
confusion and disorder.
The Ku Klux Klan issue brought
at last to the open floor of the con
vention, set off an anti-Klan demon
stration that swept the great hall like
a tornado and led to several fist
fights among the delegates, but ap
parently brought question no
nearer a solution.
Reaching the stage of receiving
nominations for the Presidency, the
convention also was shown in an
hour’s demonstration for William G.
McAdoo visible proof of the organ
ized and driving power of the forces
that are at work to influence the sel
ection of a nominee.
The name of Gov. Alfred E. Smith,
of New York, will be presented to
morrow and his campaign organiza
tion was preparing tonight a conven
tion floor parade designed to outlast
and outdo that accorded today to his
leading rival. Nominating speeches
for all the other candidate are ex
pected to be concluded before tomor
row night, but there will be no bal
loting before Friday or Saturday*