GEORGIA’S LEADING WEEKLY
July 14, 1924. —Editor News-Her
ald: Please allow me to say a few
words about the Gwinnett County
truck having a wreck with Sam Gar
ner. The truck was running slow,
when Sam came down the sidewalk
on a bicycle, going too fast to stop
and ran in front of the truck. Mr.
S. J. Lane, from Norcross, and I
d twenty-two convicts on the
truck. It stopped in four feet, when
I called to the driver, Carl Baker, to
stop. I jumped off to pick the boy
up but he got up by'himself. I ask
ed him if he was hurt. He sajd,
“No,” picked up his wheel and went
on. I did not know the boy. He was
up and gone so quick. I thought it
was Mr. Pierce’s boy. It is true that
we had no lights, but if there had
been lights it wouldn’t have done
any good, a sthe boy was behind the
Brand Bank and would have hit the
truck if it had been standing still.
R. L. HASLETT.
TEACHERS’ EXAMINATION, AU
GUST 1 AND 2.
The regular state Teachers’ Ex
amniation will be held at Lawrence
ville August 1 and 2 next.
Every teacher without a valid li
cense whose high school or college
record does not entitle her e
should take this examination; fcr it
is not likely that any special exam
ination will be permitted and no one
will be permitted to teach withovt
No one under eighteen yevi’S T
age will be given a certificate.
H. D. MERIWETHER, C. S. S.
Norcross, Ga., July 4. —Merchant
Bob Burnett is moving his store
back to town. The Bank of Gwin
nett building is being put in shape
for his store, now located just out
of city limits on north Peachtree
Road. Your correspondent under
stands the vault will be left intact
for the present. Even the screw
door safe has not been sold. Neither
has the elaborate railing and mar
ble slabs for want of abuyer. Mr.
Burnett needs no introduction here,
having been in business off an on
in Norcross for many years.
Listen! In Hardwick’s Fourth of
July, Watson Springs, (somewhere
in Georgia) speech, among many
other things he is reported to have
“It is coming to a pretty pass in
Georgia, when a secret political or
ganization can tell the chief jus
tice of the state whether or not he
can run for public office. That is
why I am making the race,'”
Well, what about that as an in
centive to offer for the high office
of United States Senator from the
Empire State of the South? Geor
gia’s senior representative in the U.
S. Senate, the Honorable William J.
Harris, merits re-election. His ef
forts and their results in the inter
ests of the people of this great com
monwealth will be favorably remem
bered September 10th.
Buford, G&., R. 4, July 14.-—A
birthday dinner was given at the
home of Mt. and Frs. S. H. Bennett
in honor of their little year old son,
Homer Paterson, and was highly
enjoyed by all that atended.
Mr. and Mrs. N. 0. Brogdon had
as their dinner guests Sunday Mr.
and Mrs. Bonnie Mathis, of Buford;
Mr. Sewell Sudderth, of Old Su
wanee ,and Mr. J. T. O’Rouke.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kennedy and
children were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Wood Saturday night.
Miss Clem O’Rouke was the week
end guest of Miss Lois Sudderth, of
Rev. D. S. Patterson delivered a
most interesting sermon here Satur
day. He will begin a revival here the
first Sunday in August. We are
trusting this will be the greatest
revival ever held at Level Creek.
Miss Susie Lou Brogdon was the
week end guest of Miss Fannie Lou
Miss Winnie Wood spent Sunday
night with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ham
ilton, of Suwanee.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kennedy, of
Buford, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Tyson, of
Atlanta, were visiting relatives here
Rev. D. S. Paterson was \.he din
ner guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ken
nedy Saturday. - , 3 „
Lawrenceville, R., July 15.—Mr.
and Mrs. Puckett visited relatives
at Lawrenceville Saturday.
Mr. Talmadge Braswell, of Chi
cago, 111., is visiting relatives at
Messrs. Gee and Jimmie Adams,
Misses Irene Oliver and Eula Mae
Franklin spent a while Saturday
evening with the Misses Keheley, of
Mr. Ray Miller spent a while Sun
day with Guy Franklin.
Mrs. D. M. Davis spent last week
with her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harper, of
Flowery Branch, are visiting here at
Miss Irene Oliver, of Euford,
spent the week end with Miss Eula
Mr. C. L. Franklin had business
in Lawrenceville Friday.
Miss Eula Mae Franklin had as
her guests a while Sunday after
noon Misses Bermer and Lcrmer
Ethridge, Messrs. Dallas Harris and
Lawrenceville, R. 4, July 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Dean spent
Tuesday with the former’s parents
Misses Carolyn Mills, Ila Flowers
and Miss Jones, of Norcross, spent
last week very pleasantly with Miss
Mrs. W. A. Martin spent last
week with Mrs. Elliott.
Miss Ozella Cruce spent last week
in Atlanta with relatives.
Mrs. Major, Mrs. S. D. Adams and
daughter, Annie Maude, Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Martin spent Tuesday af
ternoon with Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Mr. Major Guthrie, of Atlanta,
spent the week end with relatives
Mr. anl Mrs. Claud Cruce spent
last Sunday with the latter’s sister,
Mrs. Nash, of Gloster.
Mr. Lee Jones and son, Herbert,
were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Martin.
There will be an all day singing
at this place next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Plennie Minor, of
Atlanta, spent several days with
relatives at this place last week.
The ice crearn supper given at
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Davis* Monday
night was enjoyed.
Mrs. Emma Wright was the guest
of Mrs. Elliott Monday.
Snellville, Ga., July 14.—Mr. J.
J. Jones is seriously ill with heart
Mrs. Louis McDonald, of Adams
ville, Ala., arrived Tuesday for a
ten day visit to her father and moth
er, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Glaze.
Mr. Jesse Cofer, of Wenona, and
sons, Alvin and Ralph, of Atlanta,
were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
G. F. Snell.
Mrs. W. L. Harris and little
daughter, Hester, went to Atlanta
Tuesday for a two week’s visit to
Mrs. Ova Johnston and children
Annie Lou and Edna, of Atlanta,
were called to the bedside of Mr. J.
J. Jones Saturday afternoon. He is
| not expected to live.
Mrs. Margaret Bailey, 76, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wes,
ley Knight, Stone Mountain, Satur
day night after a lingering illness
and was interred in the Baptist cem
etery Monday, Rev. Harry Spivey
Mrs. W. R. Moore and children,
Verner and Grace and Mrs. G. W.
Harper, all of Stone Mountain,
spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mr. and Mrs. John Glaze, Mr. and
Mrs. Ledford Glaze, Atlanta, Mr.
Ledford Glaze, Buford; Mr. Louis
McDonald, Adamasville, Ala., and
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gresham, Snell
ville, spent Sunday with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Glaze.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Chriswell af
ter spending several days the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Snell went to
Atlanta Wedribsday where they will
spend a few days the guests of Mr.
Chriswell’s sister, before returning
to their home in Ashbum.
Mrs. Mary Grizza,rd-Mason-Yah
borough, formerly of this place but
now of Atlanta, and Mr. Charley
Lozier, Atlanta, were married at a
Methodist parsonagd in Atlanta
Byron L. Whitworth has an in
strumental music class at Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hannah,
Corinth, spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. James Sawyer.
Mr. Frank Grizzard and sister,
Miss Rufie Grizzard, Atlanta, were
week end guests of their parents,
I Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Grizzard.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1924.
MR. CHESTER CROSS
KILLED HIMSELF SAT.
Mr. Chester C. Cross, seventy-nine
years of age, one of Gwinnett’s pen
sioners, killed himself last Saturday
while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs.
John Stewart, who resides near Au
Mr. Cross, whose wife was dead,
made his home with his brother, Ma
jor Cross, in the upper part of the
He left the home of his daughter
Saturday morning with a shot gun,
telling the family he was going out
to shoot some squirrels. He got be
hind an old outbuilding and wired the
gun to a limb of a tree and used a
forked stick to pull the trigger while
standing in front of the muzzle.
The shot was heard at the house,
but the family thought nothing of it,
but when the old man failed to come
back by dinner time some of the chil
dren were sent to find him. They
came across the lifeless remains of
their grandfather where he had care
fully planned and executed the deed
which took his life. There is no
known cause for the rash act.
The remains of Mr. Cross were laid
to rest Sunday at Bethabara church.
Besides his brother he is survived
by two sons, Oscar and Sanders
Cross; two daughters, Mrs. Stewart
and Mrs. Gilbert Harrison.
MRS. MARGARET BAILEY.
Mrs. Margaret Bailey, who lived
near Snellville, died Sunday at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Wesley
Knight, Hear Stone Mountain.
The deceased was the widow of
William H. Bailey and was Miss Mar
garet Nash before marriage. Her
husband has been dead thirty-one
years and she drew a confederate
pension. She was seventy-five years
She was a member of the Snellville
Baptist church and her funeral was
conducted there Monday by Rev.
Harry Spivey. She was a good wo
man and will be greatly missed in the
Besides Mrs. Knight she is sur
vived by another daughter, Mrs. S.
D. Worthy, and three sons, Will,
and Virgil Bailey; also one sister and
MRS. ELIZABETH WATSON.
Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, widow of
the late Mote Watson, died at her
home in Loganville on Sunday, July
6th, and her remains were interred
there the next day, the funeral being
conductd by Rev. L. E. Smith, of
Her maiden name was Miss Eliza
beth Nix and she was eighty-four
years of age. She is survived by
several children, and many staunch
friends mourn with the family in the
passing of this mother in Israel.
To the White People of Gwinnett
I hereby announce my candidacy
for Representative from this county,
subject to the democratic primary,
and ask ycur support.
If you elect me to this responsible
office, I pledge my efforts in behalf
of economy and retrenchment in
our fiscal affairs and for the abo
lition of unnecessary and useless of
fices and boards, in order that the
already excessive burdens of taxa
tion may be reduced. I will give my
unstinted support to our educational
system and will support all con
structive measures that will promote
agricultural and industrial expan
sion and development in this state,
believing that on these our present
and future prosperity depends.
I will be most grateful for the
vote and influence of everyone
JOHN I. KELLEY.
Col. John I. Kelley is the second
candidate to announce for representa
tive from Gwinnett. Mr. Kelley is
one of our able young attorneys and
has given much thought to political
economy, and says in his announce
ment that he favors, among other
things, retrenchment in the burden of
taxation. He is likewise a progres
sive and will support all measures
looking to the advancement of agri
culture, education and similar legis
SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY
TO BE AT MT. MORIAH
The first district so the Mulberry
Association will hold a Sunday school
rally with Mt. Moriah church Sunday
afternoon, July 20th, beginning at
2:30 o’clock, fast time.
The principal speakers will be Col.
J. C. Pratt, Rev. I. A. Crunkeiton and
Rev. J. M. Dpdd. It is hoped that all
schools in the district will be repre
sented at this meeting.
Come and let us encourage the
newly appointed district president,
Mr. C. J. Hall.
TWO MORE IN
Sylvania, Ga.—While the bodies
of Joe and Herman Bazemore,
brothers, were buried at Buck
Creek cemetery Wednesday after
noon County Policeman J. V. Dolan
who shot and killed them here Mon
day is being technically held await
ing preliminary hearing.
The two men were shot to death
when they refused to alow officers
to search their automobile, it is
Dolan says that the brothel’s drew
their pistols as the officers ap
proached the car, whereupon he shot
killing both of them instantly in the
presence of their young sons.
Joe Bazemore leaves a widow and
four children while his brother, Her
man, is survived by his widow and
five children. Both families are well
known in ths section.
MISS MINNIE PEEPLES
HOSTESS RtREATION CLUB
Miss Minnie Peeples entertained
the Recreation Club and a number
of other friends in a most charming
manner on Tuesday afternoon. As
the guests entered they were served
very delightful punch, by Misses
Edith Nix and Julia Morcock.
The house was attractive in its
decorations of cut flowers, white
and yellow being the color scheme,
which was used also in tally cards
Four tables of rook placed in
living, drawing and dining rooms
were enoyed by the guests.
Miss Peeples was assisted in en
tertaining by Mrs. J. C. Houston. A
delicious ice course was served fit
the conclusion of the game.
Those present were Mesdames L.
R. Martin, H. C. Smith, Clayton
Webb, J. W. Nicholson, Walter
Brown, C. E. Monfort, Wcyman
Gower, G. W. Qljwgr. J. L. Exum,
J. C. Houston, Misses Ida and Pearl
Mitchell, Laurie Belle Stubbs, Lu
cille Ewing, Doris Cooper, Mary
Williams, Mamie Brand and Minnie
Lilburn, Ga., R. 1, July 14.
Miss Audrey Pounds spent the past
week at Tucker, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Carty spent
Sunday afternoon with Misses Ida,
Annie, Mr. Elie McCart hear Beth
Misses Francis, Jenevica Davis,
of Chamblee, are spending a few
days with Misses Avis Daxis, Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Waters spent
a while Saturday night xvith Mr. E.
Mr. and Mrs. Reidolon Williams,
of Atlanta, were the guests of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Wil
Miss Ula Britt, of Flor : !.i is with
her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Gar
Miss Myra Dean Jones spent Sat
urday right with Mis- Ruby Kate
Miss Jaffie Se\t>i was the Sat
urday right guest of Miss Estell Da
Mr. ard Mrs. No.ih Davis were
the gu.'sts of Mr. and Mrs George
Davis, of Luxomni, last Sunday
M.-s. Lilie Norton, of Lrvrmce
vills, s; er.t a few days last week
with ner mother.
Miss Vandora Hurst, of Law
renceville, was the attractive guest
of Miss Avis Davis recently.
Misses Martha, Lillian Pounds, of
Redan, are with Miss Doiris Pounds
for a while.
Misses Pauline, Ella Sue Minor
spent the week end at Snelville with
Miss Lillie Williams.
Miss Lillie Freeman gave an ice
cream superp Saturday night which
was enjoyed by all present.
Mis Lillie Williams, of Snelivilie,
is visiting relatives at tbs place.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Berts were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gouge
Miss Jewell Gouge wis the guest
of iMsses Marie, Corine Sexton last
Grady Williams, Guy Gouge spent
the week end at he n *.
Mr. and Mrs. Yarborough, of At
lanta, spent Sunday with his par
ents of this place.
Mrs. W. A. Waters and children
of this place, Miss Azzie Lee Stinch
comb, of Stone Mountain, were the
gpests of Mrs. Mattie Lou Water*
Mr. O. F. Norton, 6f Lawrence
viHe, spent Sunday with his broth
er, Mr. E. E. Norton.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Jones spent
Saturday night and Sunday at Cen
HIGHWAYS BIG AID
IN STATE’S GROWTH
Atlanta, Ga., July 14.—The future
of Georgia, in the ©pinion of law
makers, business men, manufactur
ers and leading citizens generally,
as shown by interviews obtained here
today, absolutely depends upon the
building and maintainance of a com
plete system of good roads.
“No matter what they cost and no
matter how deeply they may plunge
"Us in debt—though the bond issue
plan is well taken care of by a
change in the gasoline tax —we must
have good, hard surfaced roads,” said
one prominent law maker in discuss
ing the subject. “Without good
roads—the best we can get—Georgia
will go into the discard, so to speak,
and with good roads we are destined
to be one of the great states of the
Traveling salesmen who have trav
eled over many miles of Georgia roads
point to the fact that those commu
nities where good roads are main
tained are blossoming like the rose
and those sections where the people
take no pride in their roads—perhaps
due to lack of funds—are positively
falling into decay, it xvas claimed.
Advocates of a bond issue assert
that the only cost to issuing bonds is
the interest, and even then, under
the proposed plan of changing the
gasoline tax, it represents no extra
cost to the taxpayer.
Present day, hard surface, paved
roads, it is claimed, can be properly
maintained at less than a third the
cost of dirt roads, and will last in
definitely, returning, bond advocates
declare, an actual cash saving that,
during the life of the bonds will
amount to between thirty and fifty
million dollars in cash—enough ab
solutely to offset the charges in in
It’s Great to Be a Georgian.
Atlanta folk are rejoicing over the
many things coming to the city from
the farms of the state.
Eggs are cheap and plentful, the
same is true of milk-fed chickens,
butter and milk are plentiful and not
expensive and vegetables of all kinds
are literally crowding the Atlanta
market, therefore the people here are
pleased and doubly so when they real
ize that similar conditions probably
prevail in all parts of the state.
Georgia’s commissioner of agricul
ture, J. J. Brown, after speaking of
the great abundance of watermelons,
canteloupes, peaches, apples, plums
and other fruits, with butterbeans as
a side dish, observes that “whether
he owns his home or an automobile,
thd chances are that he is living
high, if he is a resident of Georgia.
One with health and a chance to
make an honest living has little to
make him discontented.”
Beyond any question Georgians are
fortunate. , They get the choice
things of the earth and generally
they get them a few weeks ahead of
other people. They enjoy fine, cool
ing brezes in the summer time and
warm, genial sunshine in winter, part
of the time anyhow, and they have
little excuse for complaining. If
Georgia’s motto ever is changed it
might appropriately be made to say:
“We’re the Empire State of the South
and we live like Kings.”
Atlanta’s song of plenty can be
sung with enthusiasm in every part
of Georgia, for the whole state is en
joying the bounty that nature gives.
“JUST SEVEN DAYS TO LIVE"
M. E. CHURCH SUNDAY* NIGHT
A congregation almost completely
filling the large auditorium was pres
ent at the Methodist church las*. Sun
day night when the subject discussed
was “The Unification of Methodism.”
The Sunday night services are all be
ing unusually well attended.
Next Sunday night the subject of
the story sermon is “Robert Hardy’s
Seven Days.” Robert Hardy dreamed
that he had only seven days more of
life and the story tells how he tried
to set his house in order during those
last short days. It is very intereting
and teaches deeply spiritual lessons.
You are cordially urged to be present
and to come early.
The order of services for next Sun
10:30: Sunday School.
11:30: Morning worship with ser
mon by the pastor.
7:45: The Epworth League.
8:30: “Robert Hardy’s Seven
BAPTIST REVIVAL MEETING
BEGINS SUNDAY, JULY 20
Everyone has a cordial invitation
to attend the revival meeting of the
First Baptist church, beginning next
.Brother Hinesley and Brother Mul
lins will be with us to do the preach
ing and singing. You will enjoy the
services, so make preparations to
SEND US YOUR JOB WORK.
Lawrenceville, R. 2, July 15.
Rev. J. D. Posey filled his regular
appointment at this place Saturday
and Sunday last.
We were glad to have Rev. and
Mrs. D. W. Cook out at church Sat
urday. Owing to their recent indis
position they have not been out very
Mr. Lewis Bramblett and family
of Atlanta, worshipped with us Sun
There were several with us Sun
day from Pleasant Grove, New Hope
The singing at Alcova last Sun
day afternoon was well attended by
quite a number of our people.
Rev. J. D. Posey is giving free
mvsic instruction every Wednesday
evening from 8:30 to 9:30.
Mr. Herbert Cook and family
while moving from Columbus, Ga.,
to Chattanooga, Tenn., stopped over
a few days with relatives at this
Mr. H. M. Kirby and family, of
Athens, were recent visitors of J.
Ben Davis and family.
We were pleased to have with us
last Sunday evening a good delega
tion of the Business Men’s Evange
listic Club of Lawrenceville, consist
ing of 1 Messrs. Dr. G. S. Kelley, Am
brose Green, P. Lawrence Keown,
Chas. U. Born, Green S. Perry, J.
H. McGee and Peter Smith. (all
again. We will be delighted to have
you with us any time.
Loganville, R. 4, July 21.—Mr.
Albert Clack is sick we are sorry to
Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Davis, of
Buford, spent the week end with the
later’s mother, Mrs. Ellen Jarvis, of
Miss Delphie Jones and Miss Mon.
tine eFagins spent one afternoon
last week with Miss Edna Boss.
Miss Ophie Hutchins spent Tues
day with Miss Edna Boss.
Mrs. Will Gunter and daughter,
Reba, were the Monday afternoon
guests of Mrs. D. R. Stovall and
daughters, Lillie Mae and Cleo of
Miss Jewell Cheek spent Monday
afternoon with Miss Cleo Stovall, of
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Boss have re
turned home after spending a few
days with their daughter.
Mr. eGorge Hutchins, of Law
renceville, spent Tuesday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hut
chins, oi* this place.
Miss Lillie Mae and Miss Cleo
Stovall spent Monday night with
Miss Reba Gunter, of near Windsor.
Mr. Ernest Hutchins, of Law
renceville, spent Saturday and Sun
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. B Hutchins, of this place.
Mr. Henry Wade was the Satur
day guest of home folk here.
Miss Lillie Mae Stovall spent the
night Saturday with Miss Reba Gun
ter, They motored to Bold Springs
Lawrenceville, R., July 14.—Mr.
and Mrs. T. N. eSay, of Atlanta,
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dutton.
Mrs. Jane Wilkerson has returned
home after spending some time at
the bedside of her mother.
Mrs. Alice Cates and sister, Lu
cinda, are very ill at this time.
We are glad t osay that Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Bradford are fast re
covering after a long spell of sick
Misses Martha Dutton spent Sat
urday night with her cousin Mrs.
The ice cream supper given by
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dutton was high
Misses Daisy Dalton and Grace
and Theodora spent Saturday night
with Misses Janie and Alma and
Felton and M. V. Duton.
Mr. anj Mrs. Kelley Huff, of
Winns Spur, spent Sunday with Mr.
Pete Dutton and children.
Mr. A. J. Webb had the misfor
tune of losing one of his fine mules
Miss Ruby Barrett spent Satur
day night with her friend, Miss
Miss Bertie Dutton and sister,
Myrtice, spent Friday afternoon
with their cousins, Janie and Martha
Misses Effie Doss and sister, Es
sie Pearl, spent Saturday night and
Sunday near Suwanee.
Mrs. Marvin Davis spent Saturday
night with Mr. and Mrs.
Brooks near Lawrenceville.
Mrs. Mollie Moseley is on the sick
Mr. Dolphs Davis spent Monday
night with his daughter, Mrs. Claud
Brooks, of Lawrenceville.
Mr. and Mrs. Glad Craig were in
our section ong day last ymk.
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
JULY CROP RE
PORT FOR GEOR
GIA JS GOOD
Atlanta, Ga., July 10th, 1924.
With the condition above average
on July Ist and forecast produc
tion of about 63,000,000 bushels in
dicated in the monthly report of the
Georgia Cooperative Crop Reporting
Service, Georgia bids fair to produce
a com crop this year much larger
than has been realized for the past
While the crop is late, satisfacto
ry progress was made during the
month of June. The color is good
for the most part apd fields fairly
clean. The crop in the state, as a
whole, is in better condition than it
has been on this date for the past
Peanut Acreage Increased 25 Per
With the old commercial area of
southern Georgia making a material
increase in peanut acreage, and sev
eral counties in northern Georgia,
planting commercial acreage—some
for the first time—the official
acreage for the state is placed at
190,000, 25 percent greater than it
was last year. Acreage f'or previous
years: 1923, 162,000; 1922, ).60,-
000; 1921, 202,000.
Georgia’s tobacco acreage has
reached a new high mark this year,
due to the tremendous increase
throughout the bright tobacco area;.
The official acreage of all types ia
placed at 34,000 being exactly twiae:
as large as last year, and 7,000 acres
above thep revious record, reached
Sweet potato acreage is the same
as it was last year, weather condi
tions and scarcity of plants prevent
ing an intended increase. The con
dition is a little below average.
Soy beans are steadily gaining in
favor and hsow a further increase
in acreage this year. The crop is in
somewhat better condition than at
this time last year. - t '
Lithonia, R. 1, July 8. — Miss
Blondine Lyle, of Atlanta, was die
guest of her sißter, Mrs. J. T.. Camp
bell last week.
Mrs. Bettie Freeman left last
Thursday for Tallapoosa, where she
will be the guest of her daughter,
Mrs. Mrs. G. A. Thorntop, for a.
Mr. and Mrs. Oglesby, of Atlanta,
spent the week end with Mr and
Mrs. Joel Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. I,iv«ey and
family were Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs, J. C. Freeman ar.d family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lyle and Mr-
William McDonald were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Campbell Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sexton and
family, of Stone Mountain, Mr.
Boyce Sexton and Mr. and Mrs.
Kayler, of Chattanooga, arc guests
of Messrs. H. J. and J. T. Campbell
and families Saturday.
SURPRISE BIRTHDAY DINNER.
On Sunday, July 13, Mr. S. V.
Shelnutt of near Lawrenceville, was
given a surprise birthday dinner b>y
his children, brothers and a few
The crowd gathered abont HUSO 1
and were greeted by Mr. and Mrs.
Shelnutt and family. The former
was very surprised but highly pleas
At noon a bountiful dinner was
served, while on the table was a
beautiful cake holding fifty-four
At this time Mr. Shelnutt was
presented with a lovely Waltham
watch, a pair of shoes, a suit of
clothes and muny other vuluable
During the afternoon pictures
were made of this interesting family
and there were many other sorts of
amusement. Everybody had a very
enjoyable time and wished Mr.
Shelnutt many more happy birth
Among those present were his
sons and daughters, including: Mr.
and Mrs. S. I). Tribble and Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Shelnutt of Atlanta, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Shelnutt, Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Shelnutt andi Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Shelnutt, of Columbus;
Messrs. Roy, OttiS Ray, and Clif
ford Shelnutt, of Lawrenceville.
His Sisters and brothers were: Mr,
and Mrs. O. F. Shelnutt and Mr. L.
G. Shelnutt of Csltunhus; Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Keheley, of Newnan; Mr.
and Mrs. Mac Tucker and daughter,
Among the others were: Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Maffcft, of College Park;
Mr. Smith, of Atlanta; and Mr. and
Mrs. Jobs Roberts and daughter, «f