LEADING SEMI-WEEKLY OF
IS WINNER OF
Athens, Ga.—Two splendid uehat
■ers, a boy and a girl from Milledge
ville, Ga., convinced the judg«es in
the high school debate, the last event
of the meet that closed Friday, that
all cities in Georgia o? 3-,000 pop
ulation or over should have a city
manager plan of govemlaent.
.The members of the winning team
were Miss Katherine Smith and
Elias Daniel. They 'defeated two
girls, also well versed with the sub
ject and the art of debating, Misses
Elizabeth Taylor aid Uyna Smith of
The decision was two to one for
the affirmative, championed by Mil
A boy musician, Virgil Hooks, of
Forsyth won place in the mu
The first district with 13 points
■won first pteee in the literary con
test with the seventh and ninth tied
for second place with ten points
each. The third district was third
with eight points. The eighth dis
trict had '3 points.
CITIZENS OF HARBINS
KECK 'ABOUT SHOOTING
Messrs. M. L. Robinson and Gaines
Robinson, citizens of Harbins dis
trict, were in Lawrenceville Wednes
day afternoon telling of the shoot
ing on the highways whieh endan
gered the lives of both men and
children-and sad the occurrence took
place last Saturday afternoon.
Messrs. Griswell and Robinson
stated that on Saturday afternoon
they weren ot far from the Alcova
bridge in Harbins district and that a
car containing four or five men
passed over the bridge, the occu
pants stopping. across the rive*.
While thus stopped more than fif
teen diots were fired from the car
and iroad. Mr. Griswell stated that
he and his children were working on'
and near the river and the shots en
dangered their lives. Mr. Robmson
stated that a l‘r. Drummonds came
along -with a wagon, in -which sever
al children were riding, and that his'
-mule became frightened by the shots. 1
He (Drummonds) is said to have’
.-asked the men what they were shoot
ing at and one replied “they were
shooting the water out of the road.”
The car passed across the bridge and'
as eightor ten more shots were fired
the -mule ran away and the wagon
Neither Messrs. Griswell, Robin
son and ’Drummonds knew the occu
pants of the car, which is said to’
have been a five passenger touring
ear of wffll known malce. The gen
tlemen stated however that the num-,
her-of men and time tallied with thei
time policemen and revenue officers,
crossed the river and set fire to
three stills that had -previously
FORD EMPLOYES TO
LOSE THEIR VACATIONS’
Detroit, Mich., June 14.—Office
employes and executives of tire Ford
Motor Company will go without their
customary two weeks’ vacation this'
year under an order that went into
About 23)000 men and women are
Beginning Saturday, the Ford of
fices ai* to g*> on a five-day a -week
schedule. For the ne»,t twelve weeks
these Saturdays off for the office em
ployes are to be in lieu of the sum
mer vacation each has received in the
past, there being twelve working days
in a two weekk’ vacation.
If the five-day a week is continued
in force after the end of twelve weeks,
the pay of the employes is to be cut
in proportion, they were notified.
Six wbeks <wr so ago the factory em
ployes were put on a five-day basis.
They have never been given vaca
Henry Ford’s view as expressed by
some of the executives, is that if the
factories can accomplish all the re
quired production in five days a week,
it should not take longer than that
for the office personnel to supervise
Ford has also many times expressed
the view that five days a week k
enough for any one to labor.
The best preparation fo ( r the fu
ture is the present well seen to, the
last duty done.
No one knows the heart’s blood
that is poured „into success except,
the Itun who poured it.
Keeping one’s health seems to de
mand the doing of a lot of things
one doesn’t want t< do.
People who have their own way,
as a rule, are those who take it
without saying much.
POT BEGINS TO BOIL
Atlanta, Ga., June 16.—With the
(entries in state-wids and congression
al district races closing on Saturday,
June 21, interest in the political situa
tion in Georgia has been giveh added
zest during the last few days. Un
til the last week or two there have
| ben indications that there would be a
lack of spirited contests, but with the
approach of the closing date for en
tries in the various races, there is
reason to believe the 1924 campaign
may develop several interesting fea
United States Senator William J.
Harris, who has just announced his
candidacy for reelection, has qualified,
and the probability of opposition on
the part of Chief Justice Richard B.
Russell, of the state supreme court, or
ex-Governor Thomas W. Hardwick,
appears to be strong.
Governor Hardwick, who has stated
he would vigorously support Justice
Russell, should the latter become a
candidate, indicated Saturday that he
himself might oppose Senatpr Harris
in an effort to regain the senatorial
toga which he lost to Senator Harris
six years ago.
“It is a certainty,” said the former
governor and senator, “that Mr. Har
ris will have strenuous opposition.
Any of Mr. Harris’ friends who think
that he will get by without a fight are
Walker to Run Again.
The formal announcement of Gov
ernor Clifford Walker as a candidate
for re-election is expected about the
middle of the week. It has been
tacitly understood that the governor
would seek another term, and he has
indicated as much informally, but
within the next few days he is ex
pected to register and qualifywith
Mrs. Bessie Andersen, secretary of the
state democratic executive committee.
The governor on Monday night may
sound the keynote of his platform
when he delivers the Phi Beta Kappa
address at the University of Georgia
commencement ceremonies. He let it
be known S*rt»nday that to ad
dress he would stress the importance
of a wider educational program for
Georgia with more and better public
school and college equipment, and the
necessity off improving health -condi
tions throughout the-state. «
Dt. L. G. Hardman, of Commerce,
wimed Saturday "that within Ijhe next
fmar or ,‘fiwe 'days he "would "definitely
decide whether he will enter the gov
ernor’s race. A few days ago he is
sued a statement that he had the
matter under consideration, and indi
cated that a further statement, to
gether with the announcement of his
platform, would be issued soon in the
event he decided to run. The prelim
inary statement was 'given out after
aoenfcremie between Dr. IHardman,
ex-Governor Hardwick and their po
Educators tto 'Contest.
Although neither ifaas formally qual
ified as a candidate, Dr. N. H. Bal
lard, state school superintendent, and
Fort E. Land, vocational education
director, are in opposition for the of
fice of superintendent. Dr. .’Ballard
has indicated that he will announce
soon :as ;a candidate to succeed him
self, and Mr. Land & few .tispys ago
formally announced his candidacy.
The following candidates for state
house offices have qualified by paying
heir -entrance lees; Major C. ,E. Mc-
Gregor, to succeed himself as pension
commissioner; William A. Wright, to
succeed himself as'camptroller-gener
a3; W. X Speer, to succeed himself as
state treasurer; S. G. McLendon, to
,s»eeeed himself as secretary of state;
Gewrge M. Napier, to succeed himself
as attorney general; (*. F. Hunnicutt,.
opposing X J. Brown for commission
er of agrimlture-; Albert X Woodruff,
opposing James D. Price for member
of the public service commission.
Thus far -three races
have developed. Congressman Wil
liam D. Upshaw wiD be opposed by
L. J. Steele, of Decatwr, in the fifth
district; Frank Holden, of Athens, is
opposing Congressman Charles H.
Brand in the eighth district, and Con
gressman Wise is opposed by Ben J.
Fowler. It is known that efforts are
being made to induce Judge B. F.
Walker, of Wrens, Ga., former judge
of the Toombs circuit, to oppose Con
gressman Carl Vinson, in the tenth.
Atlanta, Ga., June 16.—When the
Georgia legislature convenes on June
will gather in the historic lawmaking
halls at the capitol for the third time
within the past twelve months. For,
in addition to the regular summer ses
sions of 1923 and 1924, there was an
extraordinary session last November
and December, called by the governor
primarily to enact tax reform meas
The purpose of the extra session
ffflS defeated, however, when the
house and senate adjourned, hopeless
ly deadlocked, over amendments to a
proposed income tax measure for the
Frequency of legislative sessions is
of particular interest this year in
view of the probability that laws to
create a system of biennial, instead of
' LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JUNE IS, 1924.
WERE CUT DOWN
BY THE SHERIFF
It having been published in the
Atlanta papers and in one of the
county papers that a party <*£ rev
enue officers working in conjunction
with J. M. Bernard, who has rceent
iy, been apponited county police, re
cently cut down five stills near the
Hugh Lowe old mill in this county,
I desire to state that this report is
My deputies, Hugh Garner, How
ard Garner and Lum Brown, and
myself cut down three stills near
that place on Saturday morning
about 10 o’clock, doing the work in
the same manner as always done,
and the Bernard party was there
I about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, af
ter the stills had been destroyed.
There were no other stills cut down
in this county except the ones which
my party and I cut down. The other
stills destroyed by the Bernard par
ty were located in Walton county.
I am calling attention to ths for
the reason that the report is an in
justice to me and infers that I am
neglectful of my duties in dehtroy
ing stills. The stills 1 destroyed were
located about ten mHes from Law
rencevilhe and when it was reported
to me on Friday afternoon that they
were in operation, I went Saturday
morning and cut them down.
E. S. GARNER.
You can always have your own
way or you can be popular. Choose.
Men can be so polite that you
•don’t dare to slap them on the back.'
A well behaved wolf at the door
will choose the back door instead of
the front one.
annual sessions, of the assembly will
be among the chief reforms under
taken during the coming fifty days of
parliamentary debate. A companion
to the biennial sessions bill, which
will also he introduced, is one to make
the terms of officers four years in
stead of two, with the proviso that
the governor shall not be a -candidate
to succeed himself in office. Both
proposed laws are claimed, by their
sponsors, to be steps toward relieving
Georgia of the burden of annual po
litical entanglements, and the waste of
strenuous campaigns for election ev
ery other year.
May Reduce Numbers.
In the same class of legislation is a
bill which may be introduced again
which would reduce the size of both
houses of the legislature on the idea
that 2fi6 memlwrs of the lower house
and fifty-one of the senate, are alto
gether too many, and make both
bodies too cumbersome for effective
administration. This bill was intro-!
duced last year, but met a speedy
There are numbers of oth<'- bi'ls of;
unusual interest which -will oecimv the
attention of members of both bouses,
under the gavels of President George'
H. Carswell, in the senate, and Speak
er W. Cecil Neill in the house.
One of the most important issues to
be discussed is a proposal, sponsored
Ly Representative Mann, of Glynn
county, for a $50,000,000 state bond
issue for the budding of a great sys
tem of paved roads linking every
county in the stain and for am. her
bond issue of $8,000,000 for the build
ing of schools ml i-iw building, for
state-owned insti u' ions of higher
Under Mr. Mann’s plan, fit; new
taxation would be required to take
care of these bon 1 issues, part of the
present revenues devoted to the high
way department being used to retire
the road bonds, and similar arrange
ments being made for the education
bond issue. It is a proposal to use
the revenue of the next thirty years
at wane, in order that the benefit of
the better roads, etc., may be enjoyed
at once and all through the thirty
year period. '
Civil Service Urged.
Repsesentative Lee Langley, of
Floyd county will introduce a number
of important bills, one being for the
creation of a civil service commission
to supervise employment of all work
ers in state departments and bureaus,
and another providing for disfran
chisement, for one primary, of all
qualified voters who fail to cast their
ballots at any statewide primary for
statehouse officers without filing legal
excuse with the tax collector of their
county. > -
Representative Lawrence Camp, of
Campbell county is eager to see Ins
bill providing for badly needed repair
on the capitol building passed. He
proposes to provide funds for remod
eling of the ground floor of the bvild
ing, so that it may be used for of
fices, thus relieving the serious con
gestion which has forced some depart
ments into rented buildings. Two de
partments have this summer taken
over offices on this floor, the state
EXPERT SAYS TOWNS AND COUNTRY
ARE DEPENDENT ON EACH OTHER
Denver, Col., June 17.—The neces
sity for more personal contact an.]
more practical cooperation between all
commercial, scientific', and agricultur
al factors in the development of com
munities and the nation, and the need
for the realization that the pr. sperity
of no city can be greater than the
prosperity of its surrounding terri
tory, were urged today by Carl J.
Baer, manager of the development
service bureau of the chamber of
commerce of St. Louis, in an addresr.
oefore the eighth annual convjrti-.ui
of all the 1250 Kiwanis clubs in the
Urited States and Canada, now in
“Today we are in a critical et ndi
tion because of the growing breach
between the people of the cities and
the people on the farms of the coun
try ” said Mr. Baer.
“We have failed to look upon agri
culture as a business, and the major
ity of people do not realize that it is
the largest business gi the world. It
is a big business, but in comparison
W’ith otHers, it is hot a profitable one.
Taking into consideration the invest
ment, the labor, the false credit for
the profit because of the rise In land
values, and the ddbreasing fertility of
the soil, the averfcge farmer has not
been able to accultimulate any money
in the last fifty years,
“Business men of the cities must
see to it that the 46,000,000 people on
the farms have ah even break with
city people. Rqral children should
have the same facilities for education,
recreation, and health as city children.
Farm people should have equal facil
ties for educational and financial ad
vancement as the people in the cities,
“Even at present, the, jealousies
and suspicion between farm and city
people in some auctions is pitiful.
Conditions separate the people in
stead of drawing them together.
“Numerous examples of the neces
sity to cooperate to eliminate such
conditions in our eeonwiic life prove
the inter-dependence of town and
country, and in every case they show
that the assistance of business men,
civic and commercial organizations
on direct behalf of the farmers in
their own sectSwns has increased the
commerce of their cities.
“Seventy per cent of all the raw
prodoets of tare evened come from the
farm. While five and one half billion
dollars was necessary to run the
American •government- last year, 90
per cent of that amount was spent in
the payment -of war debts, and in
maintaining the army and navy. Of
the 1 j*n->ce«t that went to education
and agriculture, only one third, or 30
cents -out of every SIOO went to the
agriculture that produced S7O of the
s3©flL Since much more money will
probably not come from the govern
ment, the problem is up to the people
in each community itself.
“Wee in the cities have been organ
ising every kind of an organization
to protect business and labor, but we
haven’t had sense enough to help or
ganize the very institution that is the
basis of all prosperity. We need to
rehabilitate the farms, get farmers in
all civic groups, and secure the co
operation necessary to make for bal-
SURP.ENDED BY HEAD
BETWEEN CROSS TIES
HE IS RESCUED ALIVE
New York.-—Suspended by his
bead, which had been caught be
tween two ties, a man supposed to
be P. J. Mullins, today hung from
an elevated railway track in Brook
lyn until he was rescued by firemen
who cut away the ties.
Police were unable to account for
the fact that the man’s body was
below the tracks and his head was
jammed between the ties. Only his
chrn saved him from falling. He was
suffering from lacerations and a
possible fracture of the skull, from
which he was said to be in a criti
The police said several trains pass
ed over the victim’s head.
Duluth, Ga., R. 2, June 16.—ME
John Webb continues quite ill.
Mr* Homer Tatum and Miss Mary
J. Reed attended the singing at Pitt
mans Sunday afternoon.
Miss Irene McDougal was the
guest of Miss Lois Dove Sunday af
Regular preaching day at this
place Sunday. Let everybody come
and be with us.
Mr. Taylor McDougal, Mr. Floyd
Mr. Walt Dove, Mr. Jim Green,
Delong were the guest of Mr. O. C.
UoVe Sunday. " '
Mr. Jessie Long spent Sunday after
noon with Mr,. J. H. Dove.
Mr. John Grizzle, of Shake Rag
is visiting his daughter, Mrs. John
McDougal, a while.
Mr. Avery Kemp was in this sec
There are times when it is safer
to be with a fool than it is to fool
with a bee.
Adequate Preparedness a Vital Need.
That adequate preparedness for the
..protection of government, life, prop
erty and freedom of action is tho v’tal
need of this time, particularly be
cause of the menace of radicalism,
was the statement emphasized today
by Fred R. Marvin, associa'e editor
of the New York Commercial, in an
address today before the c invention
of Kiwanis clubs.
“Since the- world war, out c‘ which
we thought we
Mr. Marvin, “every civilized nation
s been seriously disturbed hv mani
festations of unrest, d : strust, class
consciousness and class hatred. We are
'old by cle- er propagandists- that the
•v. y to estal’ish peace i ; to abandon
armies and navies, forget war hatred
and be more liberal-minded.
“All of this has a dire"' co me?-
. on with bolshevism, which, as it has
Hen proven, Is not a theorv o f gov
rr.ment but rather a theoiv of no
government, a theory coupled with a
[trctice of misery, force, violence
and individual acts of terroistn. The
thiory of communism da es hack (o
I 76 when in Bavaria there was
formed an organization ko nvi; as the
Order of ths Illuminati, wh'. 4 mb,pi
ed as its platform the abditicn if
government, patriotism, property
lights, religion and family relation.
The system of deception, an I organi
zation they follow, have continued
without much change in principle un
der the present name of communism.
“The Communist International of
Russia is the present order of Illum
inati, renforced in its work by the led
army. The communists have taken
advantage of their opportunity in
America -because of exceptionally lib
eral immgiration laws. They have
organized what is called the workers'
party, which carries out orders from
the Communist International at Rus
sia. In the trial of Foster and Ru
thenberger at St. Joseph, Michigan,
the evidence brought out that com
munists points of contact were made
through the trade union educational
league, farmer-labor party, African
Blood Brotherhood, and the American
Civil Liberties Union; and politically
through an organization known as
“The Conference for Progressive Po
litical Action.” In addition to these
there are something like 200 organi
zations engaged in spreading com
munist propaganda; and supporting
these organizations there are circulat
ed in the United States over COO pub
lications, 525 of which are printed in
some foreign country and circulated
in this country.
“The agents of communism create
the attitude of unrest, then distrust,
and then class consciousness. From
this the next step is that of class
hatred. From those imbued with this
class hatred, get those who defy
laws and who commit such deeds as
were done at Herrin, Illinois.
“There is only one great movement
that will insure the protection of the
sound government that we now enjoy,
and that is adequate preparedness.
Peace and protection will never be se
cured by abandoning the sentiments
of national loyalty and patriotism.”
GOOD ROADS HAVE
Decatur, Ga., June 12.—Twenty
five years ago a political aspirant
would not think of campaigning in an
automobile due to the inaccessibility
of travel on the roads of the state.
Today we find that every road in
Georgia has been improved.
In a recent newspaper story the
campaign of Albert J. Woodruff, can
didate for a place on the public ser
vice commission (railroad commis
sioner) of Georgia against J. D. Price,
of Athens, was emphasized by his rap
id campaigning in an automobile. The
article states that Mr. Woodruff has
covered 130 odd counties in the coursj
of eight weeks and by the middle of
July he will have covered every coun
ty in the state. This done, Mr. Wood
ruff will have the distinction of being
the first candidate for office to cam
paign in every county. He states
that practically every road he has
traveled is being improved and in
Mr. Woodruff highly complimented
the roads and states that better roads
are a necessity for the farmer in
marketing his crops.
Hospitals are a blessing; but the
longer you don’t need one', the bet
Your own troubles are written in
your face, and sometimes other peo
Hunt for trouble and sooner or
later you will find where it landed
I—on 1 —on your neck.
If "dreams came true” this world
|Would be a bedlam. Most dreams are
I SEND US YOUR JOB WORK.
CONTRACT IS SIGNED
FOR GWINNETT ROAD
Atlanta, Ga., June 17.—Contract
for the paving, with penetration ma
cadam, of the section of the Law
renceville-Atlanta highway in Gwin
nett county, was made Monday be
tween the state highway department
and the county of Gwinnett. Under
the arrangement made, the road, 16.4
miles in length, will be paved this
year, the county to furnish the labor
and the state department to furnish
A similar contract has been ar
ranged with DeKalb county, whereby
the paving of half of the balance of
unfinished road on this highway is to
be comp..ted this year, and the rest
next year. There is, however, a
possibility, it is stated, that DeKalb
will be able to complete the entire
project this year, if their funds allow.
The unpaved stretch in DeKalb is
eight miles in length.
When these two projects are com
pleted, it will provide a hard-surfaced
road all the way from Atlanta to
Arlopted in Other Counties.
Similar arrangements have been
made between the state deparment
and various counties in recent weeks,
with the result that important pro
jeots included in the program of the,
proposed state highway system are
now under way, which could not have
been begun this year, at least, if this
plan of construction had not been
adopted. The suggestion that this
plan be tried was made about a year
ago by Editor Charles E. Brown, of
the Cordele Dispatch, and the high
way officials of the state give him
full credit for that suggestion.
Among projects woiich are being
eonsrueted plan, in addition
to the Gwinnett and DeKalb county
undertakings, are the following:
Bartow county—Four miles of road
running south from Cartersville.
Cobh couiiti'—Jhi'Ct jiuks of road
running north from Marietta.
Coweta county—Eight and a half
miles of road between Palmetto and
Clayton county—The highway from
the Fulton county line through Jones
boro. This is on the main Atlanta-
Ben Hill county—From the city of
Fitzgerald to'the Wilcox county line.
Projects in Many Counties.
Crisp county From the Dooly
county line to the Turner county line,
passing through Cordele.
Rabun county From Tallulah
Falls to the North Carolina line.
Habersham county— From Demo
rest to Clarkesville.
Clarke county—Four miles, from
the end. of the paving of the city of
Athens, to the Oconee county line.
This is on state highway route No. 8
Besides these, other contracts have
>een made, all for hard surfaced high
ways and a large number of chert and
gravel road projects.
POLICEMAN BARNARD LANDS
TWO IN GWINNETT CO. JAIL
On Wednesday morning County
Policeman Barnard came to Law
renceville with a Ford automobile
and two young men, giving their
address as Atlanta, placing the men
in jail charged with hauling whisky
and the car was placed in storage.
The capture s said to have been
made near Norcross early Wednes
day morning and the car is said to
have contained four gallons of li
quor at the time of capture.
Mr. F. B. Maddox announces in
this issue that he will be a candidate
for the legislature in the race of
Mr. Maddox is the first to make
formal announcement for one of the
two seats from Gwinnett county al
though several citizens, from Law
renceville and elsewhere, have re
ceived encouragement to run and it
is probable that both representatives
Houston and Shettlesworth will seek
Bartow Maddox is well kr.cwn
throughout the county having ably
served asc lerk of the court. He has
also served the Baptist association
as clerk and has many friends who
will support him in his race.
MRS. RELLA O. BRANNAN.
Mrs. Rella O. Brannan died Wed
nesday morning at her home, 104
South Delta Place, in her 72nd year.
She is survived by ten children, Mrs.
F. F. Johnson, Grayson, Ga.; Mrs.
R. S. Sexton, 159; Kirkwood avenue,
city; Mrs. Minnie Brady, 104 South
Delta street; Mrs. M. J. Jones, Hel
ena avenue, city; Mrs. N. L. Knight,
Lithonia, Ga.; Mrs. W. M. Railing,
100 South Delta Place, city; Mrs. J.
J. Boss, 159 Kirkwood avenue; J. M.
Brannan, Covington, Ga.; L. J. Bran
nan, Luxomni, Ga.; M. L. Brannan,
Stone Mountain, Ga. The remains
will be taken to Bethany church in
Gwinnett county this (Thursday),
June 19. Funeral at 2 o’clock.
MONDAY and THURSDAY
Rev. William J. Robinson, father
of Ordinary G. G. Robinson, died
suddenly at his home here Wednes
day at noon.
The deceased, who was eighty-one
years of age, was a prominent Bap
tist minister, and had served many
churches throughout this section. H<9
was likewise a gallant Confederate
veteran. Mr. Robinson was twice
married, Judge Robinson being the
only child by his first marriage.
Surviving this beloved minister
are his second wife and the follow
ing children: G. G. Robinson, Law
renceville; J. A. Robinson, Gaines
ville; B. A., W. A., and Paul Robin
son, Greenwood, S. C.; Mrs. Minnie
Pace, Mrs. Susie Brown, Mrs. Maud
Freeman, Mrs. Jewell Everett,
Greehwood, S. C.; Mrs. Allie Tuggle,
Flowery Branch, and a sister, Mrs.
J. F. Wages, Lawrenceville.
Funeral and interment will be held
at Ilarmonyq church Friday morn
ing, June 20th, Rev. Higgins in
J. O. HAWTHORN, AUBURN.
James 0. Hawthorn, Esq., died late
Monday night at his home in Auburn,
after a few days’ illness.
Mr. Hawthorn was eighty-one years
of age and was one of the well known
and influential citizens of his com
munity. He was a native of Gwinnett,
but was residing in Barrow at the
time of his death, Auburn having
been incorporated into the new coun
ty when it was created.
. He was a member of the Methodist
church, a Mason and had served! »
justice of the peace for forty yemtt-
He was a brave confederate soldier
and served three years in the army in
the war between the states.
The deceased is survived by his
widow, who was his second wife, and
by three sons and six daughters, all
being the children of his first wife.
They are Oliver Hawthorn, Auhnt;
Ben Hawthorn, Tampa, Fla.; Cecil
Hawthorn, Detroit, Mich,; Miss Eaila
Hawthorn, Auburn; Mrs. John Denni
son, Mathews, Ga.; Mrs. A. H. Bteto--
Jins, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. J. A. Mtorgan,
Clarendon, Tex.; and Mrs. T. 0. Ellis,
FARMERS SONS IN MAJORITY
AT MERCER UNIVERSITY
Macon, Ga., June 16.—Are south
ern colleges being filled by farmers’
sons and young men whoee 1 fathers
never had a chance to get a eollbge
Such is true if statistics gathered
concerning the fathers of Mercer uni
versity students apply to the parent
age of a majority of southern col
Out of the 1,000 students at Mer
cer during the past year, records show
that the parents of 33.6 per cent were
farmers. Coincident to this is the
fact that of the fathers represented,,
65 per cent never went to college.
Next to the farmers, ministers lead
in the number having sent sons to.
Mercer, with physicians and lawyers
following close behind.
The leading classifications of the
thousand fathers represented during
the past year are:
Farmers, 3.6 per cent; ministers,
8.4 per cent; physicians, 6.4 per cent;
lawyers, 6 per cent; real estate deal
ers, 1.6 per cent; and insurance men,
1.5 per cent.
When the laughs are loudest, the
ynic wants to throw his bomb.
S. S. CONVENTION
ATP ACC LA JUNE 29
The Dacula Methodist church has
invited the Annual County Sunday
School Convention for all denomina
tions to meet with them on June 29th,
according to an announcement made
by Prof. J. J. Brock, Lawrenceville,
president of the Gwinnett County
Sunday School Association. The hos
pitality of these people is well known
and doubtless the Sunday school peo
ple from every section of the county
will attend in large numbers. The
convention will be an all day affair,
it is understood, and dinner will be
■ed on the grounds at the noon
The State Sunday School Associa
tion is offering two banners: ene t«
the school with the largest number «f ,
delegates present in proportion to. the
distance traveled; and another to the
school having the largest number of
its officers and teachers present in
proportion to the distance traveled,
provided 75 per cent of them are in
attendance. This will, no doubt, be a
big incentive for most of the churches
to work up a large attendance.
The Sunday school superintendents
nd the pastors are asked to take
note of this and see that a fine at
tendance is worked up from their
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