For October—10 Per Cent
On account of weather conditions and reduction in
the price of cotton, we have decided to offer our entire
stock of high grade merchandise to the public
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1924.
THE McDUFFIE PROGRESS, THOMSON, GA.
JFhe McDuffie Progress
fl.60 Per Year In Advance.
H. S. NORRIS, Editor and Propr.
Entered at the Postoffice at Thom-
Ni as Second-class Mail Matter.
Obituaries, In Memorium, Cards of
Thanks, Etc., are charged for at rate
of 8 qents per line, with a minimum
of 25 cents.
SEEING HIS OWN STATE FIRST.
An Atlanta newspaper man has
called attention to the fact that a
fellow scribe in one of the middle
states is arousing widespread inter
est by starting out with a photogra
pher, a flivver and a tent and making
NEWS FROM HERE
Well, as I did not see any news
from around here last week, decided I
Mrs. Tom Englett and children,
Bulah Mae, Alex and Macey, dined
with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hobbs Sun
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Luckey and
children made a business trip to
Rev. W. J. Howard spent last Fri
day night with Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
Messrs. Bill Connell and Roy
Reeves and Misses Elsie and Louise
camping tour around his own I Paul were out ridin E Sunday after
state His plan, it was pointed out,
is to drive clear around the state,
without crossing the borders, and to
make side trips to interior points of
interest and scenes of beauty.
As the Atlanta man points out,
any such trip, in any state, is sure
to result in the revelation of many
things never known or suspected by
“What citizen really knows his
state?” said the Atlanta newspaper
man. “Even the traveling salesman
who covers the state in a motor car
fails of full knowledge, because he
visits only the cities and towns, and
does not camp. The remote places
are eften more interesting than the
near ones; the places almost inacces
sible may have charms and tourist
values surpassing any along the
The Atlanta man says see America
first, by all means. But before em
barking on so big a venture as that,
he says, “why not see your own
“And it makes a good beginning
to become thoroughly acquainted
with your own county,” he concluded.
“Many a person has gone thousands
of miles in quest of scenic beauty
and missed beauty just as great
within an hour’s drive of his own
REGULATION INSTEAD OF
The tax-paying public has done its
part for the automobile driver in con
structing and maintaining good pub
It is now up to careless automobile
drivers to do their part by sparing
the tax-paying public from the ad
ditional expense of grade changes at
railroad crossings. All that is nec
essary for these drivers to do is stop,
look and listen before crossing a rail
road track. ,
Because a small per cent of the
hundreds of thousands of automobilo
drivers persist in carelessness in
crossing railroad tracks there are
those who demand that grade cross
ings be eliminated, little realizing ap
parently that the danger is in the
driver rather than in the crossing,
or that the public’s share of the ex
pense of such grade changes would
be large and burdensome at best.
Carefully computed cost of chang
ing a grade crossing shows it to be
from $(30,000 to $80,000 and in some
instances as much as $300,000 or
$400,000, contingent upon the location
and surroundings. In apportioning
this cost it is customery for the rail
road and the public to bear the ex
There are 256,000 grade crossings
in the United States which to change
at $60,000 each would entail an ex
pense of $15,360,000,000.
Isn’t this a pretty heavy burden to
impose on the public? For what the
railroads pay directly must be repaid
•to the railroads by the public.
A law compelling vehicles to stop
at railroad crossings would be no ex
pense to taxpayers, and fines for dis
obedience would enrich the public
Mrs. T. «T. Connell has returned
home after taking a week’s treat
ment at the University hospital. We
are glad to report her better.
Mis3 Jessie Phillips spent last Sat
urday night with Mrs. Annie Hobbs.
Messrs. Arthus Reeves and Willis
Newsome made Misses Essie and
Ruby McGahee a call Sunday after
Mrs. Annie Hobbs’ many friends
are glad to see her out again after
her recent illness.
Mr .and Mrs. W. A. Whitaker din
ed. with the latter’s, brother, Mr. D. J.
Huff Sunday last.
Messrs. Durham McCorkle and
Hamilton Reeves made Misses Lucyle
Fuller and Ruth Harrison a call Sun
Mr. Louis Hobbs spent a short
while Saturday afternoon with Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McGahee visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. John Hobbs Sunday
Mrs. Savannah Reeves spent last
week in Augusta with her mother,
Mrs. T. J. Connell.
Styles are changing every day.
Misses Emma Ansley and Clyde
Spear took Mr. Ollie and Mylo Whit- J
alter to ride Sunday. You tell ’em.
Mr. Joe Wheeler and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Whitaker
made a trip to Augusta Saturday
We know some one who liked to
have had company last Friday after
noon. What about it Mr. A. M. It.?
Miss Pearl Huff is spending this
week with Mrs. John Hobbs.
Ask some certain young girls how
they enjoyed their ride last Monday.
I am sure they will say fine. You
Master James Whitaker spent a
short while Sunday with Master
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Whitaker, of
near Wrens, were the dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Whitaker
Well, if this escapes the waste
basket will write again.
for the liver
Bewcure of imitations. Demand
the genuine in 10c and 35c pack*
ages bearing above trade mark.
Mrs. Geo. Simons and Mrs. Tom
Ivey spent Tuesday with Mrs. R. T.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. May and chil
dren, William and Lewis, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ward Norris and little son
Harold, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Mathews.
Mr. Watson Rhoden spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith.
Mrs. R. T. May and children and
Mrs. Tom Ivey spent a while Tues
day afternoon wth Mrs. Gertrude
McCorkle and Mrs. Dozer Rogers.
Msses Marie and Miviam Smitn
visited Thomson Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. G. W. May is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. A. L. Ivey, of Tignall,
for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. May and chil
dren spent a short while Sunday af
ternoon with Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Mrs. Gertrude McCorkle and Miss
Nina McCorkle visited Thomson
ON CASH PURCHASES OF $5.00 AND UP.
We have a complete stock in all lines, with prices
right on same.
OUR MERCHANDISE IS MARKED PLAIN, AND
WHEN YOU HAVE MADE YOUR PURCHASE 10
PER CENT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR BILL.
The public rarely ever has an opportunity to pur-
chase their Winter’s supply of new merchandise at the
first of the season at such a big discount.
NEW GOODS ARE COMING IN EVERY DAY,
AND SOME ARE BEING WORKED BY THE MANU
FACTURERS AND WILL BE IN FOR THIS SALE ALL
Our school opened Monday with an
enrollment of fifty-three pupils. The
teachers are Mr. Evans, principal
from Mississippi; Mrs. P. A. Craw
ford, intermediate grades, Miss Beau-
lah Stribbling, primary grades. We
know that our school is going to be
one of the best in the county.
Misses Minnie Freeman, Dorothy
Hardy and Carrie Lou Walton, of
Evans, are spending this week with
Mrs. P. A. Crawford and Mrs. J. D.
Columbia county court opened
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Howell and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Howell.
Mr. Orien Marshall, from Clarks-
hill, S. C., spent Friday night with
his mother, Mrs. Elora Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tankersley spent
Sunday with .relatives at Winfield.
Quite a large crowd from Appling
attended the barbecue and speaking
at Harlem Saturday.
Mrs. Mammie Gray spent Friday
and Saturday in Augusta with rela
Mr. and Mrs. Pernon Morris were
visitors in Appling this week.
Mr. Willard Howell left for At
lanta last Monday to attend school
at Georgit Tech.
Miss Helen Morris, who is attend
ing school in Thomson visited her
mother, Mrs. Lucy Morris, last Sat-
udray and Sunday.
Mrs. S. P. Reeves is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Frank Merry, of Savan
Miss Lucy Merry, of Savannah, is
visiting her cousin, Miss Nettie
Miss Ruth Harrison spent Sunday
with Miss Lucille Fuller.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Fuller had as
their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J.
G. Oliphant, of Wrens, Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Fuller and Mrs. Emma Matth
Miss Ruby Luckey and Mr. Fred
die Neal spent a short while with
Miss Lucille Fuller Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Savannah Reeves spent last
week in Augusta with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Luckey made
a business trip to Thomson Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Anderson spent
Sunday in Wrens with Mrs. Susie
Mrs. A. H. S. Reeves spent Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. It. C. Reeves.
A revival meeting is being carried
on at Reeves Academy this week by
Rev. J. B. Wells.
Miss Ruth Harrison spent a short
while with Miss Bessie Mae Luckey
Don’t Miss This Golden
R. A. KUNNES, Thomson, Ga.
IRON HILL NEWS
By Rose and Buttercup.
HEAD STALL NEWS
A wife is a person who has just
seen a good parking space back a
The old fashioned farmer who used
to exhibit his calves at the county
fair now has a daughter who does
the same tiling.
Many who sing to kill time have a
mighty good weapon.
Before we run out of “weeks,” why
not have an “honest week’s-work
A man may be a millionaire as the
bank teller counts, but a bankrupt
as the Good Lord counts.
FAIR VIEW NEWS
One of the college magazines
which pokes fun at anything and
everything gets off this one:
“How would you classify a tele
phone girl? Is her’s a business or
“Neither. It’s a calling.”
HORSE POWER AND ELECTRIC
It is interesting to consider what it
would cost to hire a horse by the
hour and have it on tap for instant
use such as you do electricity.
The protracted meeting closed at
Adams Chapel Sunday night after
running a week, being conducted by
Rev. Odum Clarke, of Dearing.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crosby are re
ceiving congratulations over the ar
rival of a baby son, who will be call
ed James Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Clark and little
Agnes spent Sunday with their moth
er. Mrs. A. B. McGahee.
_ Miss Ruby Huff and Bula Mae Har
rison spent Saturday night with Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Quinn, of Har
lem, spent a short while Sunday with
their daughter, Mrs. Will Clark.
The quarterly meeting will be
held at Adams Chapel on Friday,
October 10th. All day di.mer on the
Mr. Will Quinn and son. Frank,
were up from Harlem Monday after
Little Floyd Johnson was sick a
few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Tilton, of Au
gusta, spent Friday with Mrs. A. B.
McGahee and family.
^ Miss Alma Gay, of Augusta, spent
"unday with her parents, Mr. and
Vfrs. John Gay.
Miss Pearl Washington is spend-
ig a while with her sister, Mrs.
Miss Sarah McGahee spent Satur
day night and Sunday with Miss
Eula Mae Williams.
Wake up, Dearing, we would like
to see you in the lineup again.
Several bales of cotton were car
ried to Dearing last week.
Mr. Willie Huff spent Saturday
night with Mr. Boyd Russell.
Mr. Louis Williams, of Augusta,
spent. Saturday night and Sunday
with his father, Mr. C. H. Williams.
Say, Fair View, glad to see you in
the lineup, come again we like to read
Mrs. W. F. Whitaker spent Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. W. R. Me
Mr. W. F. Whitaker and Mr. Wil
Ham Smith attended meeting at Fort
Creek Saturday morning.
Mr. Willie FfUff spent Sunday with
Mr. Milton and Lee Whitaker and
Willie Huff attended meeting at
Dearing Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McGahee spent
Saturday night and Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Thomas, of near Fort
Mr. Addison Widner spent Satur
day night with Mr. Lee Whitaker.
Miss Mollie Whitaker spent Satur
day night with Miss Ruby Huff.
Mr. Matthew Phillips spent a few
days last week with his aunt, Mrs.
W. R. McGahee.
Mr. Floyd McGahee spent Satur
day night with Mr. Freddie Gay.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McGahee
spent Saturday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Radford.
Mr. Lamar Phillips spent a snort
while with Mr. Lee Huff Sunday
Mr. V. Hobbs spent the day Tues
day with his .daughter, Mrs. Eula
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Radford spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Miss Lucille Reeves and Mr. Seth
Reeves made a business trip to Au
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Harrison spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs.
O. S. Greene.
Misses Mary and Clyde Spear spent
a while Saturday afternoon with Miss
Mrs. Rosa Greene and daughter,
Pearl, spent the day Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Tyler McGahee.
Miss Ola Lee Kelley spent a while
Sunday with Miss Sadie McGahee.
Look out boys, it is still leap year,
Misses Emma Ansley and Mary and
Clyde Spear made a call at the home
of Mr. Claude Whitaker Sunday.
Miss Ruth McGahee was the guest
of Miss Lucille Reeves a while Sat
Miss Erline Calhoun, of Augusta,
spent the week-end with Misses Lor
etta and Maude Greene.
Mrs. Classie Radford spent a while
Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Ed
Miss Beulah Reynolds was the
guest of Miss Ola Lee Kelley Mon
My, do wonder who the girl was
that got so badly disappointed Sun
day afternoon. What about it R. M.?
Miss Allene McGahee left Sunday
Look out “Red,” the new Ford
sure did shine Sunday.
Trade at Hadawa^’s.
Call for tickets
Mrs. Charlie Tankersley and chil
dren spent several days last week
with her sister, Mrs. Milford Tank
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Story and
son, Roy, spent Sunday at the home
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D.
Miss Ethel Steed, of Washington,
is spending a while with friends and
relatives in Winfield.
Miss Ruby Averett was the dinner
guest of her aunt, Mrs. John Steed,
Mrs. Newby, of Whiteoak, spent
last week with her daughter, Mrs.
T. N. Guillebeau.
Mrs. Mamie Paschal and daughters,
Mildred and Elsie, spent Saturday
The South Is Coming
Back Into Her Own
From every section of the South
comes most encouraging- reports of
better business conditions and there
is more real justification for optim
ism than there has been in several
With more prosperous times
comes the need for better and more
complete banking service. The
THOMSON CITY BANK is equip
ped to give the service you need,
and we will thoroughly appreciate
the opportunity of handling your
Thomson City Bank.
CAPLE ELECTRIC & SUPPLY CO.
House Wiring and Fixtures a Specialty.
PICTURE FRAMES MADE TO ORDER
223 Albion Ave.
nigght and Sunday at Callaway as
the guests of Mrs. Fred Pearson.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tankersley and
son Lester spent Sunday at the home
of Mrs. P. A. Blanchard.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDonald spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tankersley and
family, of Tignall, spent Sunday at
the home of Mr. W. E. Tankersley.
Messrs. Jesse Brown, Charles
Crawford and Lindsay Knox spent a
short while with Mr. Louis Averett
Mr, Dozier Dougherty spent Sat
urday night with Mr. Richard Ben
ton at the home of Mr. C. W. Sims.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Bullard spent
Saturday night and Sunday with
their daughter, Mrs. Carlton Jordan,
The Community Club held its reg
ular meeting Monday, Sept. 22. A
large crowd attended and all enjoyed
delicious cake and tea served by Mrs.
George Story’s committee.
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE—On
sale in Thomson at J. W. Fletcher’s
Jewelry Store, Central Ave. Deliv-.
ered by carrier to your home every
morning at 18c per week. t£