THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER.
1TTOTTESDAT, SEPTEMBER 5,1917
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home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W| Pasker home on a short furlough, and It was
Mr. D. E. Autry was the guest of his
uncle. Mr. E. M. Mercer, Saturday,
Miss Della Parker was the guest of
Miss Besie Orlffln at her home near
Messrs. T. A. Grant, J. A. Grant,
Chaslle Grlffn and Esmon Grant spent
Sunday afternoon at Myrtle Springs.
Miss Ira Parker was the guest of her
auqt, Mrs. M. C. Veal, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bray, Master
Hugh Bray and Miss Beulah Harris
were Sunday visitors at the home of
Mr. and Mss. W. A. A. Parker.
Mrs. R. P. Parker and Hrs. W. A.
Parker spent Tuesday near Huntington
the guest of their sister, Mrs. M. C.
Miss Annie Willis Morris spent Mon
day afternoon with Mrs. D. C. Grlf-
Mss. R. P. Parker and Miss Beulah
Harris were the guests of Mrs. S. J,
Preaching was held at Rehoboth
church Sunday evening by Rev. Georgs
F. Brown, a good congregation at
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Halstead and
wo children, Mary Ada and Lauren
a peculiar pleasure to have the soldier
boy of the school “at home" again.
Prof. T. J. Barrett has assisting
him Miss Mea Rogers, Miss Julia Cole
man, Mss Annie Maud Thomas, Mrs.
K. C. Campbell and Miss Maggie Jen
kins, all members of the old faculty
except Miss Rogers, who comes from
Darlington, S. C., as a graduate from
ti e Wlnthrop State Normal School at
Rock Hill, and Mrs. Campbell, who has
lived at Plains from childhood.
Miss Bera Will Clark has charge of
the music department.
Several boarding pupils have been
enrolled. Miss Sadie Lunsford, the
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Luns-
for, of Preston, among the number.
PLENTY OF FOOD
IS LOCATED HERE
GOVERNMENT AGENT TAKES A
CENSUS AND FINDS THAT SUM
TER COUNTY IS WELL STOCKED
W ITH FOOD.
1,000 BALES OF
NEW COTTON SOLD
HERE LAST WEEK
OPENING UP OF FALL COTTON
SEASON HAS STIMULATED
TRADE — MERCHANTS EXPECT
Already more than 1,000 bales
new cotton have been brought
Amerlcus, nearly all of It from
radius of fifteen or eighteen miles.
Negro Farmers in Sumter County
Are Preparing to “Live at Horn
Report of Elbert Stallworth, Demonstration Agent,Show
Much Foodstuffs Will Be Planted By Them This Fai,
A report of the activities of Elbert
Stallworth, of the Amerlcus InsUtute.
as lqcal farm demonstration agent
mong the negro farmers of the county,
has been submitted to the county com
The report is very Interesting for the
ton stalks early; by getting HI 1
stumps and burning the trash c
terraces and hedges in and iboat
When I began work in this
found many of the colored fi
this section of tho state very
When the season opened not more fact that It shows the progrcL made' courafed by the appearing of
H “ "° P ^ Stallworth In h.s "Live at Home" I weevil and also by the cor,.
Taking Amerlcus as a criterion for
;ell cities In the United States of Its
population and approximate geograph
ical location with relation to the rural
„ , . . . „ . _ , ..... districts, the government has Just com-
Halstead, spent Sunday morning with , . . . . ,, . .. , .
I pteted a census here of all of the food-
I stuffs on hand or available for the
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Derlso.
Mr. R. A. Nicholson and two child-! , ...
.. , , „ . .... „„ . people of the city and the county,
ren arc on the sick list this week and / *. . ...
...... . ,. __ .1 This work was done by J. J. McMa-
the r friends hope for them a speedy, . , .... ,, . .
r.us, specially delegated by Herbert
‘ . . . . _ . ' Hoover, who is food control commis-
The protracted meeting at New Point
church closed lait week, having been 8 < ’" er '
P. A. Methvln, state pure food
Ispector, was here yesterday to asslt
Mr. McManus In the final stages of the
conducted by Rev. J. W. Tinsley.
New Point school opened Monday,'
with a Urge attendance. Prof. Flatt
is In charge.
I The government government went to
every store In the city and to many
lout In the county, ascertaining exact-
I ly what supplies they had on hand, how
. • much they had ordered, the prices they
I are asking, and the probable amount
PLAINS, GA„ September 5.—Plain* 0 f foodstuffs available by purchase
malned In the local warehouses, the
farmers having sold to take advantage
of the high prices.
Even at the present quotations,
which average around 22 cents, the
planters are disposed to sell, and In
consequence trading in cotton circles
Is quite brisk. The banks, with their
deposits Increasing dally, are reflect
ing the opening up of the cotton sea
son. While some of those who are
sellln nkow, mostly the small farmer
who is paying up his debts, are taking
payment In cash, there are many who
simply add what they receive to their
present bank account
Tho merchants are happy over the
impetus which the lively sale of cot
ton has already given business. They
say they anticipate one of the biggest
and best falls Amerlcus and Sumter
county have ever had, and In prepara
tion therefor they have already in
stalled unusually large stocks of
The farmers of Sumter count;
ginning to realize the posslbfitu
real happiness on the farm.
ELBERT STALLWORTH, if*
campaign. Ho says that there will be! negroes north. I feel that I sn
over 500 acres planted In wheat In ! saying that the conditions srs
Sumter county this fall by the negro
farmers alone. He Is urging them to
plant all of their own foodstuffs.
Stallworth also states that there Is
a more contented state among the ne
groes of the county now, although they
wero much discouraged at one time
over the exodus to the north and the
appearance of the boll weevil.
His report reads as follows:
To the Board of Commissioners.
Dear Sirs. I beg to submit the fol
lowing report. Since I began work In
Sumter county. April 1, 1917, I have
mailed 1115 bulletins, sent out 862 let
ters, wrote 121 letters, spoken to 2,082
farmers in local and general meetings;
HOME-SEEKEnS TO I
III JIMEflIGUS HI
We wish to announce to our friends
PARTY OF TWELVE TOUBDJ
STATE IN AUOMOMLB
.. ... SEARCH OF HOMES WILL
organized 46 district clubs and also TIIIS COUNTY,
engaged 122 leading farmers on food
conservation committees. I have trav
eled In the pursuK of my work 2,082
miles. I am now carrying on a door-
to-door "more wheat this fall” cam-
palm. Ill farmers have agreed to
plant wheat this year. Through this
There’s a chance that AmerW
Sumter county will get some W*
zena this week.
A number of former residents
lnata, who are touring the •<*
automobiles In search of *
and the zenerar nubile tL 12 , Cam ' ,algn ’ 1 « conservative in stating' places to locate, will be In A®
-u. J-ncine season nt that more than 600 acres will bo plant-'on Thursday. There are shout
w?gg' n“ BROTHERS * Wheat ' AU 0r a >° tUo ' ° f > 1116 > art *' T* 688 pC ° P ' e .A
wheat farm will be planted by my dl- J their homes in Atlanta for c***
■fectlon. "Feed yourself from your own i have the money with which to la
around Sumter county, the people of
this county could live on what food
stuff they have and would raise for
fully a year, If not longer. However
this Is due largely to the fact that there
High School opened yesterday with a from t h e farmers of the county,
good attendance, and the prospect of The purpose Is to ascertain as deft-
unusual success. Many of the patrons nitely as possible Just bow much food
wero present at the opening, and not- this country has with which to feed It- J are a number of big wholesale grocery
able among the other visitors was Mr. se lf during the period of the war. houses tn the county, and to the addl-
Ross Jennings, who left school last The Investigation disclosed that tf ajtional fact that the people generally
spring to Jotn the army. Ross Is at brick wall a mile high were erected j ar# planting foodstuffs.
acre or go hungry,” talk has aroused south Georgia counties,
the colored farmers In every section of' Mr. F. L. Allison, well no*“
! estate dealer, I* Interested U
I should also mention the very auc- coming, but thinks that the rf 1
cessful fight these farmers havo made to be gained by the city
against the boll weevil. The energetic should overshadow any P 0 ***!
Picking of squares will mean much fi- individual gain and It !• bIi *
nancially to the entire county. They the Chamber of Comme** 6 1
have consented to keep up the fight' range a welcome to the ▼!•****
this fall and winter by destroying cot-'probably will be done.
ley avenue, a numebr of her friend*
being guests of the occasion.
Miss Elizabeth Fesguson was the
guest of Miss Stella Wade Thursday.
Mrs. J. L. Amason and daughter,
Louise, of Manchester, Ga„ returned
to their olimo Monday after spending
a week In Leslie with relaivcs.
Mrs. . C. Laramorc spent several
days last week in Macon, where she
was the guest of relatives.
Mrs. K. H. Hines retusned to Les
lie Saturday, after spending two weeks
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Garr, of Jackson, Ga.
The Leslie High school will open
Monday morning, Septembes 10, all
of the teachers being expected to ar
rive here this week.
Mr. Reid Doster, of Rochelle, was a
vislor In Leslie Sunday.
Miss Lota Speer, we are glad
learn, is much better, after being con
fined to her bed for several weeks with
Mrs. Bailey Stewart and two daugh
J. J. Parker, of Waycross, ta'^ra. of DeSoto, were In Leslie Tues
time with her daugh-' da V afternoon.
J. R. Pilcher. |
Jessie Ranew left Friday for
Ga., where she goes to teach
Royston High school.
Jesse Cocke returned to Leslie
nftes spending several days
Her. O. B. Chester, presiding elder
at the Aicerlcus district, will preach
•: Leslie Methodist church Sunday
atorning and ev?i ing, Septemebr 9.
aAltle Miss Cattle Cook entertained
somber of her young friends at a
frirthday party Monday afternoon,
i Ennlce Young and Mary Alice
lert Tuesday for Athena,
i they go to attend the State Nor.
A very enjoyable occasion of the past
birthday party of Wilberlec
It being his sixteenth blrth-
Stella Wade left Saturday for
where she goes to accept a po-
s music teacher In the Sasser
Ellzabch Bolton lias spent sev-
recently with Mrs. A. F.
.... The New Era School opened Mon-
of her brother, who resides *day, with Miss Maude Johnson of Mad-
Idox, as teacher.
H. G. Blackshcar visited her Mrs. Willie Finch and daughters,
at Preston last Wednesday, re- Lena Mae and Ruby, attended the bar-
Leslle Friday. jbecue at the home of Ms. W. J. Pen-
B. J. Ranew and family spent nlngton, near Oglethorpe, Thursday,
morning In Albany. j Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gslffln and Miss
Mrs. J. C. Joiner, Will Joiner' Bessie Griffin were visitors at the home
Cherry Morel and son. Jack of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bradley Friday.
Sasser, were visitors in Misses Ethel and Luclle Grant were
| visitors at the home of Miss Della
and daughter, Mary Parker Thursday afternoon,
spent the week-end Miss Beulah Harris returned to
the home of hes brother, her home near Huntington Tusday
' after spending ten days here with
entertained last friends and relatives.
on Bat- 1 Mr - M - Veal was a visitor at the
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