FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1924.
• iiiKLiiS, IHOMSON, GA.
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Washington, D. C., Sept. 26.
HOKUM IN BUSINESS.
That honesty is the best policy is
the lesson which the Government of
the United States is imposing, and
eometimes with an iron hand, upon
the business interests of the country.
Lumber.—At the time of the Jap
anese earthquake the lumber manu
facturers of the West were the out
standing business men who refused
the past four or five years never
seems to be reflected in the price of
■bread, as the producer keeps paving
a stiff price for bakery bread, which
each year sterns to contain more air
Mellon has had his own way about and les3 wheat within its crusty case- . .
these matters to a considerable ex- >enta. I M T ;™ S ‘Srnoon'
tent, but the Federal Trade report, I Cotton.-The Federal Trade Com- ed Mrs. Jim Lamb Sunday afternoon.
and speeches like that made bv Sen- : mission is investigating, under the • Mr. C. H. Reese and family spent
ana speeches like that maae ny sen , T ^ Sunday afternoon with Mr. Brice
SAND HILL NEWS
Mr. Joe Kitchens was a visitor at
Sand Hill Sunday afternoon.
ator Jones of New Mexico, have de- direction of the United States Senate,
veloped the facts to such an extent the cotton marketing practices, and
that the policy of the people within it will determine without a doubt
the States in issuing tax-exempt whether cotton factors or brokers are
securities for the purpose of securing
revenues to build up their localities,
will be vigorously championed
abusing their business privileges, as
charged, by disposing of cotton own-
. . ... , • . i spent obiu.ubj
ed by shippers without their consent, R | oge Hobbs, Jr
Kirkendall and family.
Mr. Cleo Chalker and M. F. Usry
made a business trip to Gibson Sat
Mrs. C. II. Reese and baby, Neal,
spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs.
fttanaing ousiness men who reiuouu - -- ‘ v pinimp.i thev are enahled i
to furnish lumber without a profit thc,r r '£ ht > and aa a correct method which it is claimed y | Mrs. Brice Kirkendall and Mr.
■for the relief of the Jananesc Sec- of local government that should not to do by reason of the fact that they , Herbert Chalker visited Gibson Sat-
for the relief of the Japanese, hec- l „ . have possession of the consignor’s afternoon.
yetary Hoover hit them ^ver the head be interfered with by the Government “£*3™ “ ZIZJt
« hard that on the rebound they In the way o( a Constitutional amend- 1“^”;^,,
came up so straight that he after- menc -
wards comulimented them ffa being
the most progressive among the eoun- ELECTRIC ICAT ION.
them to call for that cotton.
Miss Anna Laseter is on the sick
list at this writing. We hope she will
soon be well again.
Messrs. Paul Thompson and Raece
The Chain Store idea is growing I Chalker were out exercising the new
' Ford Sunday afternoon.
Steel.—“Respondents, without ad
mitting the validity of s.aid order or
the jurisdiction of the Commission to
make the same, have determined t.i
Mr. C. H. Reese and Mr. Mose
Reports from Chicago sho\V that
progress is being made by electric because in this way large manufac- ^ ^ ^ ^
light and power companies of the turers and producers can retail their Hobbs, Jr., visited Gibson Saturday
Mississippi Valley in‘interconnecting own goods and maintain their own afternoon
transmission systems, that will pro- P r ' ces - R- will be remembered that
conform thereto, and will hereafter vide the connecting links between the brewers all went into the-"chain
conform thereto, in the sale of their companies whose systems serve com- store game to hold th
munities in Illinois, Wisconsin, In- t5ut taere
various nroducts in so for as it is mumties m Illinois, Wisconsin, in- 18 anot ber element that
m-acticable to do so” Thus reads dhma, Michigan, Iowa, and Kentucky., !operates just as strongly in favor of
practicable to do so. Ihus reads . . 8 th l Hub ’_ T h e “hub” of the chain store as that described
section 1 of an agreement submitted umcago is tne nun. ine nuo or . . - ..
to the Federal Trade Commission by the vast interconnecting system is in above, whichi is the ab V
a Hoven concerns nonularlv known Chicago where steam stations having chain stoies to depress the h 1... lo
« d “the steel trust ” whi have been a capacity of 800,000 horse power are provision and other markets and to Messrs. Joe and Frank Kitchens
M the steel trust, who nave been i ' ' constituting the buy their merchandise when their
stopped from their practice of paying lmKea togetnei, constituting tne f , , .
the actual freight charges from their largest steam electricity supply sys- th ' '
mills where the products are manil- t- em In fhe world.
Mr. George Sturgis, of Savannah,
is expected to spend this week-end
with his father, Mr. A. Sturgis, of
Master J. D. Chalker spent Sat
urday night with 'Masters Franklin
and Julian Reese.
Mr. Will Neal purchased a new
factored to the customers’ destina- Westward.—Farther West, in
tion, while the customer paid the Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado,
freight from Pittsburgh. This was there haa been extensive intercon-
Itnown as the “Pittsburgh plus,’’ sys- necting of small electric systems,
tem, and while, as noted above, the 0n l.v four gaps, with a total of about
respondents do not “admit the valid- twenty-five miles, remain to be closed
ity” of the order that stops this prac- * n order to have an interconnected
tice, still they agree that “they will transmission system along the Paci-
1)6 good.” coast from Canada to Mexico.
Shipping.—Every time a bunch of The Secretary of the Federal Power
•aaweed gets into the propeller of Commission predicts that further ex-
the Leviathan, or even if a cold plate tensions of this interconnection
of soup is served to a guest, there through Idaho, Montana, Utah, Col-
ay® scare-headlines in the newspapers orad ° an d Arizona, will complete a
of the world telling of the failure of circuit of more than three thousand
the American Merchant Marine. The miles.
Chairman of the Shipping Board has Southward. A half-dozen large
just issued a statement characteriz- power companies in the Soutl\ some-
ing as “absolutely untrue” the report time a K° interconnected and supplied
jin an English newspaper that Ameri- electricity to the cotton mills over a
can vessels were drafting seamen circuit of more than six hundred
from British and other foreign ships, miles ; If Muscle Shoals becomes the
And that these seamen were desert- principal station of super power in
ing In large numbers because they tbe South the whole region will be
could get higher wages on American given every advantage of super pow-
boats. The Chairman of the Board er -
Bays that the fixed policy of the Unit- Northeast.—The Department of the
Ad States is to provide for 100 per Interior is keeping alive the super
cent Americanization of all crews on power idea, embracing the territory
Shipping Board vessels, thus giving fr °m Maine to Virginia. This is the
employment to American seamen to great coal-consuming region, and
the entire exclusion of the alien, electrification and long-distance
The all-American plan of “minding i transmission would reduce one of the
Its own business” is disturbing the greatest economic wastes in the Nn-
ehlpping business of the world. The
Leviathan and other American ships
have been entirely filled during the
summer, despite the envious prop-.
Agandifets that have sought to black
jack American shipping.
Trade Associations.—The Federal
Government, particularly through the
Department of Commerce, has given
it* encouragement to Trade Associa
tions that have been organized and
Operated in the interest of different
industries. There has been a dis
position on the part of the members
of these Associations to “get togeth
er” on prices when they have assem
bled at the end of their banquets to
talk shop over coffee and cigars.
This abuse of the legitimate aims of
trade associations has resulted in so
many prosecutions that the business
| the chain store managers are scien
tific in this respect.
Leah would be quite dull since the
departure of our boys and girls for
called on the Misses Laseter Sunday
Mr. C. H. Reese made a business
trip to Warrenton Friday.
Mr. Milton Swint called on Miss
Imie Peebles Sunday afternoon.
Miss Ollie Reese spent Saturday
afternoon with Miss Jessie Chalker.
Mr. and Mrs. Brice Kirkendall and
Mr. Herbert Chalker called on Mr.
C. H. Reese and family Sunday night.
,, , , , . , , , . i Mt. Auburn, glad to know you en-
coHege «nd teaching, but our school | joy gand H m News, we enjoy yours
is progressing nicely arid we have ver y much.
quite a number coming in from other Say Union, what’s the matter with
sections. Our music teacher arrived you ?
Sunday, Miss Nellie Mason, of Mr. C. H. Reese made a business
Swainsboro. We are all delighted j tri P to Stapleton Tuesday,
with her appearance and feel she will
do her » sty.
As the old saying goes, when it
rains it pours. Seeni3 we are going
to enjoy an early autumn. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 5.—Believe it
Mrs. J. S. Hardin and Master Ray ' or not > LaFollette is going to get a
Fleming have been on the sick list big vote in Georgia. The state con-
for the past week, but we are glad vention will be held at Macon Sep-
to report both are able to be out
L‘l\&Sl* ! lLUVY
~osp erity s petes ou h-—
and rewards his caution
S a rule prosperity pins the suc
cess badge on the man who is
conservatively progressive. If you
open a business account with this
bank you are putting yourself in
touch with bankers whose experience
in financial matters will aid you.
Jfirst National Dank
Says La Follette To Get
Big Vote In Georgia.
Miss Annie Blanchard is spending
Which is another way of saying
that labor people are lining up be-
some time in Augusta the guest of j hind the Third Party candidate. Sev-
her sister, Mrs. Floyd Miles. j eral of the biggest labor leaders in
Mrs. D. T. Fuller returned home ' Atlanta ha ve already alligned them-
Saturday after spending some time! selves with tho campaign committee
in Warrenton with the sick, Mrs. ! ' n an capacity.
SCHOOL CHILDREN’S DA\
AT SOUTHEASTERN FAIR
Atlanta, Ga.—Monday, October 6
will be Children’s Day at the South
eastern Fair, when all school children
in the State are invited to visit the
fair upon presentation of a teacher’s
certificate and the payment of 15 cents
at the gates.
The attendance on this date last
year was more than fifty thousand, and
it is confidently predicted that It will
exceed that number this year. The cer
tificate cards will be sent free for the
asking to teachers who may have pu
pils wishing to attend.
Fire Features Nightly
Atlanta, Ga.—Each night during the
Southeastern Fair, from October 4 to
11, excepting Sunday, a great fire
works display will be given over the
WHY? » lake within the grounds. It will be
Lord Northcliffe once said: “You featured with fire pictures of current
THOMSON BOOSTER CLUB.
A number of merchants and busi
ness men have joined the Thomson
Booster Club, which is a trade organi
zation designed to stimulate business
Those joining the club have agreed
to give two per cent on retail sales
of merchandise, which will go toward
the purchase of a Chevrolet automo
bile to be drawn by the person hold
ing the lucky number.
The proposition will be thoroughly
advertised and will continue until
about Christmas time, when some one
will receive a handsome Chevrolet
car for a Christmas present.
Details of the plan will be given
next week. Mr. Jones Arnold, of the
Thomson Chevrolet Agency, is at the
head of the club.
can’t disarm the nations until
The Atlanta have disarmed Suspicion.”
Federation of Trades has appointed
a special committee to confer with
the LaFollette campaign committee
Why does the trusting crap, who
could never suspect the “receiving
teller” of a one-night side?show-,
tion. Pennsylvania is making big
progress along these lines, under
Governor Gifford Pinchot.
The, Constitution is a sacred docu
ment with all people, and no one
wants to see it touched, except when
it can be amended to suit their own
pet ideas. Thus, (in order to stay
out of political pastures), Secretary
Mellon’s position can be sued as an
illustration. He wants the Constitu
tion amended so as to regulate tax
matter, but he is opposed to the
amendment to the Constitution to
provide for such “progressive” ideas
as are contained in some of the polit- j
ical suggestions of the campaign.
There is a strong analogy in the sit
uation to that presented with refer-
Mr. and Mrs. Steward Cartledge
.... ,, the LaFollette campaign committee teller” of a one-night sideYshow,
are receiving congratulations over the , ^ Y , ,, b . „ . ’
arrival of a fine nrl 1 at t " e ref I ucst of *-b e American Fed- treat the public utility as if it oper-
; eration of Labor, which gave the
The many friends of Mr. J. S. (Third Party candidate ita full en-
Hardin will be grieved to know he dorsement recenUy .
is at the University Hospital with a | Carl Rarston, of the Musicians'
wish for him
broken leg. We wish ior mm u (Union> has been made treasurer of
speedy lecoveiy. the state campaign committee, and
Misses Lois Fuller and Lillian William Pollard and other prominent
Hardin spent Saturday in Harlem, local labor leaders are connected with
Messrs. H. M., L. L. and G. E. ' the campaign.
Fleming and Lindsay Hardin motor
ed to Augusta Thursday.
R. L. Corley, another Atlanta labor
leader, has already taken charge as
leaders are insisting on straight ence to “State’s rights.” A whole
methods of procedure. , section of our country went to war in
I the sixties to defend their “state
THE NATIONAL WEALTH. J rights.” Since that unhappy period
A Federal investigation to deter- j in our Nation’s history, most of the
m\ne the chief kinds of wealth in the j Northern States have at some time
United States is under way and the ' or other invoked the doctrine of
results will be reported at the forth- State’s rights to protect their courts,
coming session of Congress. Work their railroads, and their institutions,
under this inquiry has been divided New York State at the present time,
into three sections: 1, Wealth; 2, contends for its State’s rights with
Income; 3, taxation. A report on reference to railroads and public in-
the subject of taxation and tax-ex- ( utilities, and it has its case in court.
emption has already been completed j
under this inquiry, and it was sub- COOPERATIVES.
Mrs. Forest Willie and little daugh- | director of campaign activities in
ter, Jewel, of Louisville, spent last ! eleven states south of the Potomac
week with Mrs. Janie Fuller. aa d Ohio rivers, with offices in Birm-
Prof. Lonnie Fleming and Lindsay
Hardin left Saturday for Mercer
where they are planning to do some
good and profitable studying.
'"Misses Susie and Myrtle Bohler
visited relatives in Lincolnton- Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr. Estese Blanchard spent Friday
with Guy Fleming.
Messrs. J. E. and J. J. Blanchard,
Mrs. J. S. Hardin and Master San
ford spent Sunday with Mr. J. S.
Hardin at the University Hospital.
mitted to the Senate under date of
The Presidential candidates of the
three leading tickets are advocating
1 ingham. Ala. He will be assisted
by W. C. McClure, well known At
lanta merchant and capitalist, who is
state manager for Georgia, and will
l of course remain in Atlanta. The
' Georgia headquarters, which were
] opened recently, are located in the
| Palmer building in Atlanta, less than
i a stone’s throw from Five Points,
Atlanta’s busiest center.
It v, as ennounced here today that
Senator LaFollette will probably
make his first and only visit to the
South during the campaign early
ated under the name of “Jesse James,
Why will a lady who wears this
season’s hat, drives next season’s
car and lives on the income of year
after-next, expect to be a week late
paying her light bill, and get away
with the discount^
Why does the ordinarily reasonable
man place the worst possible con
struction on most everything that
the utility does?
Would such a feeling as this exst
except for the fact that a self-inter
ested wrecking-crew has “kidnaped”
the public confidence and is using "t
to harass the utilities and so create
profitable plunder tfor itlself?—The
Messrs. W. B. Deloach, H. M. and next month, when he is expected to
The Tax Inquiry.—The Federal the building up of cooperative mark-
G. E. Fleming and Estese Blanchard
are attending court at Appling this
Miss Marie Albea spent Sunday
evening with Mrs. H. M. Fleming.
Mrs. H. M. Fleming had as her
guests Sunday ‘evening Mrs. Lou
Martin, Misses Clarsie Guillebeau,
Marie Albea, Nellie Mason, Edith and
Nell Hardin. Their company was
Master Ralph Hardin spent Sun
day with Ralph Cartledge.
Miss Lillie Eubanks spent Thurs
day with Mrs. Janie Fuller.
Mr. R. J. Fleming, of Double
Trade report upon taxation and tax- eting and other farm, interests, and
exemption made in the spring, seems j tourists who have been hitting up
to knock the pens out from under the the roads in their automobiles this
claims made by those who would have summer have expressed astonishment
It appear that tax-exempt seeftrities at what they have witnessed in the
provide an excuse for tax-evasion, growth of the cooperative idea. It
Most of these tax-exempt securities has been working so successfully in ! Branches, was in Leah Monday,
are issued to secure local improve- many localities that even the big
ments, such as road-building, school packing interests admit their inability
houses, etc. to compete against this new business
The Senate Committee.—As the aggression. The grain markets have
Senate Tax Investigating Committee also been compelled to admit that the
! cooperatives have been a factor in
raising grain prices this summer.
gets under way, it is very clear thai
it proposes to do a helpful and con
structive piece of work. This Com
mittee will no doubt be able to un
cover many sources of tax-evasions.
It is believed that this committee will
examine very carefully the tax-ex
empt question, and the talk about
The Senate of the United States
ordered an investigation last winter
into the “production, distribution,
transportation and sale of flour and
Washington is that some of the Sen-; bread, and related lines of business | visited
Mrs. J, F. Motes, Misses Mabel,
Nettiemaie and Virginia, Master
John Motes spent Sunday in Lincoln,
the guests of Mrs. Jennie Hogan.
Mrs. J. L. Cliatt, of Winfield, spent
Sunday afternoon with Misses Edith
and Nell Hardin.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Blanchard,
Master Paul and Nettie, Messrs. Jack
Eubanks, J. F. Hardin and Dr. P. G.
speak in Atlanta at the Southern
Commercial Congress. Arrangements
may be made also for him to speak
at the Southeastern Fair.
“The candidacy of Robert M. La
Follette for president of the United
States will have a material effect
on the result in Georgia and other
Southern States,” said Chairman Mc
Clure today. “He will receive the
votes of labor people in practically
every section of the state, and those
votes will rifeke a heavy total. There
is no question that the labor vote
thh( year will pro /e a decisive factor
in the national campaign, and it
seems to be coming the way of the
The first LaFollette-Wheeler club
has been formed in McDuffie county.
LEFT EARS NOW MOST PROFI
According to a prominent professor
in the Yale Medical School, left ears
are becoming far more efficient than
those on the opposite side of the gray
matter. He attributes this to the
“left handed” telephones.
Despite the fact that both ears are
of equal length, breadth, and depth,
constant use of the left auditory or
gan for hearing words expressed at
the other end of a t^ephone wire has
developed that ear, while the right
one has remained more or less idle.
The use of the telephone has not in
jured the unused member but has
merely put its mate a bit above par.
Interest and comic designs, which
have proven so popular with fair
crowds in the North.
Peculiarly adapted to the display of
pyrotechnics by reason of the water of
the lake in front of the grand-stand,
which doubles the effect of every ex
plosion, these nightly presentations will
be truly wonderful, and will be worth
a trip to the fair to see.
MODERN FARM TOOLS
TURN LOSS TO PROFIT
Atlanta, Ga.—Every year there has
been an exhibit of agricultural imple
ments and farm machinery at the
Southeastern Fair in Atlanta, and tha
Interest in the subject has been rap
idly growing throughout the South.
The display made by dealers this
year promises to surpass former years,
Tirst because they have found that It
is the best way to roach a large num
ber of the most progressive buyers,
and then because the steady growth
of diversified farming has multiplied
the demand for improved farm tools.
Labor-saving machinery, when prop
erly cared for on the farm, is one of
the best investments possible, and so
often marks the difference between a
loss and a profit on the operations of
The fair this year is scheduled for
October 4 to 11, and many farmers may
be amply repaid the expense of a trip
there by what they learn from this de
FINER DAIRY EXHIBIT
WILL FEATURE FAIR
TO THE GRAVE VIA RADIO.
Careless erection can make the
outside antenae of radio seits ex
tremely dangerous. In fact, unless
care is used, their owners may get a
quick and lasting connecton. Play
safe. Keep the antenae wires from
Blanchard spent Saturday in Aumas- a ny possibility of playing tag with
high voltage carriers.
ators are hopeful of puncturing the j with respect to costs, prices, and
contentions of Secretary Mellon who profits, and any evidence as to mon-
Mr. R. G. Hardin, of Thomson,
relatives in Leah Saturday
Prof. Johnnie Hogan and J. F.
CLOSED MONDAY AND TUES-
The Economy Store will be closed
claims that tax-exempt securities are 1 opoly or restraint of trade.” The , Motes accompanied Broadus Motes Mcm day and Tu e sd '® bs _ e I a i" g w " d !
* drag upon the public treasury. Mr. I rise and fall of wheat prices during to Mercer Saturday. nesday for business. '
HOW WE SPEND OUR. MONEY.
Almost as much was spent on
sodas and soft drinks last year as
for light, heat and power furnished
by all the light and power companies
in the United States, but no one says
a word about the profits of soda dis
pensaries or the high cost of grape
A SERVICE UTILITIES HAVE
Before t.he days of electricity and
the electric street car, people lived
in crowded streets with houses built
closely together. Today public util
ity service enables cities to spread
out, affording better living conditions
for the people.
Small All Around
If he Is a very small man, a very
small success prompts him to brag
about his' humble origin. — Duluth
Atlanta, Ga.—The butter and cheese
exhibits at the Southeastern Fair in
Atlanta, October 4 to 11, should at
tract more than the usual attention,
for It will be the greatest ever put
on in the Southeast.
Interest is growing rapidly in this
industry, for it has become one of
the money “crops” of thousands of
farmers who formerly paid little or no
heed to the quantity or quality of the
milk produced by their cows.
An exhibit much admired by visitors
last year was a life-sized model of a
Jersey cow of pure butter, and many
new features are expected in the dairy
department this fall.
How to Flavor Coffee
There Is a best way of doing every
thing—even of putting sugar and
cream in your coffee. In fact, to put
sugar and cream in your coffee Is
quite wrong, according to Popu
lar Science Monthly. The really
correct procedure is to put cream In
the cup, then the coffee and add the
sugar last of all. This will prevent
the cream from “feathering” should It
be slightly sour. Coffee poured on
cream and sugar In a cup is almost
certain to result in the cream’s cur