The Rockdale record. (Conyers, Ga.) 1928-1930, January 23, 1929, Image 1
VOLUME;* NO. 1 Another Conyers Boy Appreciates Record Atlanta, Ga., 1-12-29. —I always get such a thrill from reading your Rock dale Record, that I thought it might be best to go ahead and send my money for a year’s subscription, but I had hopes of moving back to dear old Conyers. I was sitting back here at my desk this morning, and of course supposed to be working on crooks that we bond (such as Mr. Carnes) and all of a sudden I at tracted the attention of my fellow workers by a sudden outburst of one of those old Rockdale county laughs. Naturally they inquired concerning my laughter, and they soon joined me when they found that 1 was having a big time off the old home town paper. (I was reading about Hawkins being traded for Floyd Cook.) I certainly enjoy your paper, because it brings to my mind the dearest times of my life. I wish that you could see if I could have the permission of mov ing back to Conyers because I want to come back for a thousand reasons. Why I don’t even have the chance of using my Gee and Har voice up here, cause it’s against the law. My boss gets the Dahlonega Nugget to read and I get the Rockdale County Record, so you can rest assured that I do enjoy a few moments each week. Congratulations again on your paper, and w r ith my personal regards I am, Yours very truly, Lawrence B. Veal. Again we want, to assure one and all, that we appreciate their splendid testimonials, and rest assured that your Rockdale County friends enjoy reading your letters telling why you enjoy the Record. —Ed. For The Good Oi The Order Listen, folks! There is one wide awake man in Conyers, Ga. He is al ways doing something to beautify or benefit the city. His efforts alone causes the traveling public to form a high opinion of the town. And not being satisfied with the limited terri tory, he has gone out into the county by giving his time and efforts to make the Rockdale Record a real county pa per. If the people of the county will cooperate by furnishing him with all the news from their community then the paper will be interesting to all its readers. / Joe, we are proud of you. L. T. CARTER. Goodrich Reaches Their Largest Volume Akron, O. —Total annual production of rubber products of the B. P. Good rich Rubber company runs into bil lions of pieces. More than 30,000 dif ferent rubber products contribute to this huge total. The items that come under the general heads of rubber foot wear and tires total more than 40,000 pieces. Under a general head of me chanical goods, a total of 63,000,000 pounds is the annual ouptput. In this department more than 25,000 different articles are made, including rubber bands which help to swell the huge total of pieces. During the past year, Godrich reach ed the greatest volume in production and sales of any year during the his tory of the company. The greatest number of tires produced in one day was 46,000. Production on tubes fre quently runs to 50,000 a day. One building, the second largest building in Ohio, is used entirely for a warehouse for footwear. This build ing contains 12 acres of floor space. The entire basement floor is given over to a storage garage for the auto mobiles of employees. A building under construction at this time, in which there is being used a total of 4,000 tons of steel frame work, wili be nine stories high with more than 300,000 square feet of floor space. The top floor of the new build ing will house a modern dispensary and hospital. The other eight stories will be used for warehousing tires, tubes and accessories. This building will be the fourth largest in Ohio. Miss Anna Cooper of Decatur spent the week-end as the guest of Miss Dwynelle Potts at Walker-Pottsville. Miss Irene Bowen, of Atlanta, spent the week-end in Conyers guest of her mother, Mrs- Lizzie Bowen. Mr. R. L- Hale of Atlanta, spent the week-end at his home in Conyers, returning to Atlanta Sunday night. Mr. W. A- Roberts, of Atlanta, spent the week-end at his home in Conyers, returning to Atlanta Sunday night. THE ROCKDALE RECORD A Trained Nurse Needed for Conyers A resident trained nurse for Con yers, is in demand and can lie arrang ed for and should be arranged prompt ly in the interest of public health and suffering humanity—not because of any particular epidemic or pandemic — but strictly as a means of correction and education in making our communi ty healthy, popular and successful in its home life as well as in its commer cial life. Otherwise, there is much un neWssary suffering. Practically every community of any size and prominence provides for its community interests, either with a hospital or resident nurs es. For instance, Lithonia. Monroe and several adjacent communities have hos pitals and many nurses, while Milstead, Stone Mountain, Porterdale and Cov ington provide community nurses avail able to even the poorest family, those totally unable to send out for such service. Our more wealthy, those able to go to Atlanta for such service might easily accomplish this necessary ar rangement in the interest of suffering humanity and at no cost to them or to this community; by merely lending their cooperation and support- The nurse could be arranged for on basis of its merits and be self sustaining by reason of a reasonable charge on each call or engagement. More often than not, one day’s engagement would ac complish every correction and require ment and on this basis the compensa tion would easily sustain the nurse in our community. The City of Conyers could easily make this arrangement- The civic League could easily arrange for it, or the I). A. R. could really be worth something to the community through such a service. We have plenty of clubs and organizations, any of whom might step out and render such a serv ice, by merely sponsoring the arrange ment and we much prefer it through them to the city, because our women folks would have something unselfish to do and could do something in line with their mission in life. Charles Dewey Sims Mr. Charles Dewey Sims, a splendid young man of twenty-two, automobile mo 'lianic with the McClelland Garage at Conyers, passed away at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Newt Sims, in Smyrna community early last Saturday morning after an atttack of the flu followed by pneumonia. The loss is great when an elderly person passes away, but that is only an element that goes to make up life’s purposes following opportunity and a Chance to share the successes and fail ures of a reasonable legth of time and we have learned to accept that as one of the rewards of a well spent life, but when a young person, in childhood or in the prime of life as in this in stance, is cut down far short of the allotted three score and ten years, it is hard to understand or to become reconciled to- Mr- Sims was just another country boy who made good, like most of them do when given half a chance in life and to us his death was untimely and unfortunate, unfortunate to him and to his people and community. Smyrna community has presented the world with many men like him. men among men. whom the world delights to and have honored in many ways. One of the outstanding features at Smyrna camp meeting each year, is these boys and girls who have gone elsewhere and established homes, but who always come back home at that time to mix and mingle with relatives and friends and per chance, see Mother and Dad again. Dewey was closely allied with Smyrna, it was part of him and he was part of it. He had been working in Conyers for a number of years, taking bis meals with his sister, Mrs. L. C. Downs, and spending his nights at home- At no time have we noted a greater gathering of relatives and friends from far and near than were present Sun day afternoon at his funeral and bur ial. His pastor, Rev. L. P- Burney, con ducted the funeral, being assisted Itf Dr- William A. Huck, of the Atlanta Presbytery, the best known director of camp meetings and young people's conferences in the south and under whom Dewey served in many ways around the old camp ground. The family has many friends and relatives in Conyers and it was these friends who arranged for the splendid choir, consisting of director O. R- Coop er, Leroy Brisindine, Misses Esther Mc- Collum and Allie Joe Sigman and Mes dames C. C- Walker and it- S. Carter. Surviving to mourn the loss of this young man are his parents, Mr. and Jlrs. G. Newt Sims, two sisters, Mrs. Louis C. Downs of Conyers and Miss, Ella Sims of Atlanta, and two broth ers. Elton of Smyrna and Homer of Decatur- Interment was in the local cemetery with White & Co- in charge. WKl>NliSl>AY, JANUAHY METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Congratulations to the Rockdale Rec ord in the removal of its printing plant to Conyers. This spells progress, confidence, better patronage, more lo cal advertising, I’hller news service. We feel more Tike we have a county news paper. Congratulations to Conyers. This printing plant is one more busi ness house in the town- One or more new citizens-earning their living in our midst. We welcome you. Now iot us support our paper and printing plant. Let us give our commercial printing to our own house, patronize our own printing office, keep our money at home- Spend-our money in other cities and we .never set 1 il again. Spend it in Conyers and it comes hack• into our purses in Inlying groceries, dry goods, shoes, hardware, furniture, drugs and etc. A ten dollar Hill passing from one hand ty, another pays a dozen accounts in a day- Let us support our local busi ness houses.. Our Methodist congregation ' lias been hard hit by the. flu. For several weeks our ; work lias been greatly hin dered ; congregations have been cut in half- Several of our members have passed, we trust, into’ their heavenly reward- As soon as we can let us get hack into our pews and our work Wherein lies tlit- strength of a church? I do not forget the responsibility of the pastor, the value of his pulpit in tercourse. the worth of a clean, whole some life- I do not forget the impor tance of good, spiritual singing. But after all, (he best sermons can do little good if tin' people are not there to hear I hem. The good singing depends on the presence of the people. Wherein is the strength of a church? It is in its loyal members. Whatever may be the strength of the pupit or the effi ciency of the pastor's salary, the church is no stronger than its loyal Death of Mrs. S. F. Smith; Burial Sunday Mrs- S- P- Smith, whose husband pre eeeded her to the grave by ten years, passed away at the Stewart bouse Fri day night following a prolonged ill ness of morh than four weeks- Fifty three years, ago, when a jrouug lady of twenty-four, the attractive daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Stewart, she was married to Mr. S- F- Smith and from this union came two children, one boy, Dr. P- S. Smith, one of our prominent practicing physicians and one daughter, Miss Kate Smith, a local artist of much prominence, both of whom survive, to mourn her loss. Miss Willie Stewart, an only sister, who has kept the family name promi nently blended in the life of this com munity, also survives to mourn the loss of an only sister and constant com- COMMUNITY CONFIDENCE IS A VALUED ASSET Upon the confidence which the people of this communi ty have in its present and its future, depends the growth and the prosperity of each one of'us. Confidence leads on to all worthy developments which tend toward making this community a better place in which to live. Confidence in the ability of the local business men to supply our needs with reliable merchandise at reasonable prices is likewise a most important factor in the prosperity of the community. Since it is of such vital import to all of us to keep our confidence in our neighbors and their con fidence in us, let us each do everything possible to warrant confidence. It will help us to build our home community into a busy, prospering town —a home town of which we will all be proud. - - - _-r.--.ssa • • fc ft.” * • • V O • * • • O * • • • * ••• I t 9 • ootor • ••••••••••••• •••••# •cot C,* * • • -• >9 ;• • • • We Huy mid Sell Country Produce, Chickens, & Kggs 17 16-oz. Lbs* Sugar for * SI.OO 2 Large Cans Carnation Milk 25 c 5 Gal* Kerosene Oil for * 90c Fresh Ground Corn Meal, Bushel * * $1.25 Miss Dixie Flour at Special Prices FRESH FISH AND OYSTERS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BELL’S CASH GROCERY Phone 2.") Gonyers, Ga. We Deliver ... .1. 11. .IORDAN Pastor Methodist Church members.. So long as the men of the church-content themselves with sitting aboht "their homes and reading tlieir Sunday papers an denjoying their fav orite cigar, and leaving the pastor and pianist and song leader and a few faithful officials to carry on, the church will languish. If there lie faults that can be corrected, let them lie corrected- If they cannot he cor rected at once, then let every man lie loyal ami give tlie church Ids pres ence and strength- May it not be true that we need to sing that little song, “It’s not the parson, it's not tile dea con. But it’s me. oh Lord That's standin’ in the need of prayer." HeiVs for loyalty to the church, J. R JORDAN. panion, with whom she has operated the “Stewart House” for lo! these many yeara. Among the many, more distant relatives to survive the loss of this good woman, mother and friend, is Mrs. R. I). Hewlett, a niece- Funeral services were conducted at the Stewart House Sunday morning by her pastor. Rev- J- R. Jordan of the Conyers Methodist t hutch, with inter ment in East View cemetery. White & Cos. directing. Little Miss Dorothy Holman develop ed a case of scarlatina last week, hav ing but little fever or trouble until over the week-end when a case of flu developed, since which time she has been quite a sick little girl. Miss Elizabeth Sprayberry of the Conyers high school spent the week end with home folks at Macon- Milstead Barber Shop Burns Up This Time The Milstead Barber shop, n magnifi cent two story building, located at five points, burnt up Friday morning, with all contents. Robert Berry, the barber, with a full sto-k of uji-to-date equipment and supplies had no insurance and his loss was quite hurtful. The Milstead Man ufacturing company owned nothing ex cept the building and barber chairs. We understand the building was covered b,v insurance—most business men and concerns take such precautions. Mr- (5. \Y Knight lost quite heavily also, hav ing among other equipment, a very ex pensive' Goodyear Stitching machine in his basement shoe simp. The up stairs hull was used by (lie young Indies of Milstead as a club house and they had just furnished it with furniture, rugs, etc., and of course they are heart brok en over their loss, not only of property, hut of such a splendid place for their meetings. It is presumed, however, that the management will ret mild and possibly on a larger scale. The Milstead fire department con fined the fire to this particular build ing. When those husky fellows grab hold of that hose reel you want to be ready like Parson Brown shouted —'yo want to be ready to jump when yo’ lienhs Gabriel blow dat horn. Fo good ness sake.” murmured Brother Dinks, “a in lie a-cornin’ in a tutomobeel.” These fellows at Milstead are not both ered with an auto-fire truck. When they turn on the pressure down in the mill, the flow is so strong as that it will even knock weather hoarding off of a house. The Record extends con gratulations to them in their efficient and effective methods of combating fires. Riverside Golf Club The Riverside Golf club has started many improvements in its system of rules and regulations with the renewal of memberships for 1929- Fairways are being smoothed over, greens recondi tioned and several hazards removed, although this is not an improvement- The ups and downs of life are suppos ed to he fully duplicated and portrayed upon the course, otherwise, a sameness is brought about that becomes monot onous and we become listless in our play. Those two trees in fairway three have been hit by us as many times in our play as not and their removal leaves us without excuse or anything to say and when you quit teaching players new things to say, our dic tionaries will cease publication and being in the printing business some what ourselves, we regret their remov al. By actual measure by Mr. Mobley, our very efficient and obliging secre tary-treasurei who is exactly three feet long from his big toe to his pocket knife, the yardage lias been established much different from what Pat had it. For instance, coming down the hill on No. 9 without looking back, Mr- Mob ley stepped only two hundred and sev enty-one times, whereas Pat stepped four hundred and thirty four times. We have been thinking all the time that our drives were* nearly four iniri dred yards over to tlie big rock —some husky drive you know, but now it’s different. Our game will be hurt by Ibis (badge, however, we still admit that we play a better game than Tharpe Baldwin, or preacher Drake can play- The total yardage around tin* course, by walking rigid fast, is only twenty-two hundred yards, hut about thirty six hundred yards tlie way we generally go. Mr. J. D. Ray Passes Away Mr. J. 1). Ray, 76 years of age, pass ed away at his home in Lorraine dis trict last Tuesday afternoon after a very short illness. He was born and reared in Rockdale county and was a prominent citizen- He is survived by liis wife and five daughters, Mrs. W. B. Cook of Atlanta, Mrs. Lee Wilson of Mebonougs. Misses Mary Frances and Arizona Ray and Mrs. G. T. Love of Ktockbridge; five sons, Mr. J. M- Ray of Conyers, Mr. J. N. Ray of Mc- Donough. Mr. H- G- Ray of Atlanta, Messrs. T. E. and Howard Ray of Stockbridge and a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 17 at 11 o’clock from Union Methodist church, Rev. L- P- Huckaby officiating, assisted by Rev. R. P. Etheridge. In terment was in the church yard, Bauk niglit, Clark & Keen, funeral directors of Jonesboro, in charge- Mr. Stokes Walton, who has just completed .a business course in Com merce at Mercer University, spent the week-end in Conyers with his cousin. Miss Lucile Haynes. Sulisn ipiion $ 1,50 per year Register At Once With The Ordinary Something new in a way, but you must register with the Ordinary and pay him sl-90 and then walk across the hall and pay the tax collector a special license if you are doing any thing like the following: Professions, 115.00. This includes lawyers, doctors, dentists, embalmers, enginerring, etc. Auto Dealers, $25.00. This applies in connection with retailing automo biles and parts. Accessories, SIO.OO. This Includes tires, tubes, and parts of every de scription. Garages, $5.00. This applies wheth er in town limits or outside limits. Barber Shops, $2.50. This applies to each chair in use in each shop. Book Agents, $5.00. This applies to all solicitors, except school boys and girls. Cafes, etc., $5.00. This applies to small restaurants less than ten tables. Corporations, SIO.OO. All corpora tions less than $10,000.00 capital. Dry Cleaning, $26.00. This includes all small pressing clubs, etc. Hotels, per room, 50c. This applies to small communities like Conyers. Insurance Agents, SIO.OO. For each company represented by an agent. Junk Dealers, SIO.OO. Livestock Dealers, SIO.OO. Lumber Dealers, SIO.OO. Slot Machines, $2.00. Monument Dealers, $25.00. Motor Buses, minimum $25.00. Moving Pictures, $30.00. Musical Instruments, SIO.OO. Playing Cards, SIO.OO. Pressing Clubs, $5.00. Soda Fountains, $5.00. Swimming Pools, SIO.OO. Oil Trucks, SIO.OO. Undertakers, SIO.OO. Cotton Warehouses, $25.00. Storage Warehouses, $25.00. Plumbing and Fixtures, SIO.OO. Sewing machines, SIO.OO. The above returns must be made di rect to the Comptroller General after you have registered with the Ordinary and have paid him a registration fee of SI.OO. Failure to do this January first, subjects you to double tax and a fine. There are many other special licenses not enumerated here, but we have enumerated those of general ap plication to this community. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE And Old Siren Sleeps While James Rosco Chapman, our tonsorial artist, was performing the serious and painful operation of shaving us Monday night, our night policeman, Lon Bailey, opened up his six shooter directly in front of us had we been standing up and announced one of several things and being an edi tor of a newspaper we could not tell which one it was for several long sec onds. The McNair home place, a two-story building of pre-historic days, one of Clie few tilings Sherman left in Con yers, burned up or down —we never did know whether a thing burns up or down for our dictionary seems to be a bit confused along that line —any way, it was a vacant residence on that off street, or gully that runs from high way 12 to the old Covington road, be ginning in front of George W. Cruna bley’s. The McNair estate and several other estates around here have been dormant for many years, just like you will find estates in many, if not every community and in nearly every in stance they are a thorn in the flesh of progress. Finally big ben up there behind the court house sang a swan song and our fire truck got cranked up, but when it arrived in the neighborhood of the fire the excitement was practically over. It’s a funny thing why a Ford engine won’t crank up in a hurry—reminds us of our wife when we want to go somewhere on time —every time we rush her, we choke her down and there is a loud back-fire. Mr- and Mrs. Broughton Ivey of At lanta spent the week-end in Conyers, guest of his pu rents, Mr. and Mrs. I. ♦>. Ivey, being accompanied by Miss Lucile Haynes, Mildred Pruitt and Messrs. Skinner and Walton back to their Highland Apartments in Atlanta Sunday night- Mr. Wilton L. Haynes, formerly with flie Times, is able to be up and about after a two weeks attack of the flu. Misses Louise Patrick and Louise Ilaie. began riding the trains between Conyers and Covington Monday morn ing. both having recovered from an attack of the flu. Miss Hale will be with the Ginn Motor Co- on and after this date.