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Miller County Liberal
From The Church Builder
Rev. D. V. Cason has been circulating weekly a “folder’ which
he calls “The Church Builder." V
From the last issue of the Builder we of bis arti
oles, being well assured that our readers in ail parts of Xhis section,
will appreciate them.
Last WiU Be First
Two wealthy Christians, a lawyer and a merchant, joined a party that was
going around the world. Before they started, their ministers asked them to
observe and remember any unusual and interesting thing they might see in
the missionary countries through which the party was to travel. The men
promiaeed—carelessly, perhaps to do so. In Korea, one day they saw in a
field by the aide of the road a boy pulling a rude plow, while an old man held
the handles and directed it. The lawyer was amused, and took a snapshot of
the scene. “That’s a curious picture. I suppose they are poor,” he said to the
missionary, who was guide and interpreter to the party, “Yes,” was the
quiet reply, "that is the family of Chi Num. When the church was being
built they were eager to give something to it, but had no money so they sold
their only ox and gave the money to the church. This spring they are pulling
the plow themselves. The lawyer and the business man by his side were silent
for sometime then the business man said: "That must have been a real sacri
fiiee. "They did not call it that,” said the missionary. "They thought it was
fortunate to have the ox to sell.” The lawyer and the business man had not
much to say. But when they reached home the lawyer took that picture to his
minister and told him the story. “I want to double my pledge to the church,”
he said. "And give me some plow work to do, please. I have never known
what sacrifice for tne church meant. A converter! heathen taught me. lam
ashamed to say I have never yet given anything to my church that cost me
How much does the modern church member sacrifice for his religion: How
many who call themselves Christians ever sold an ox and then bitched th'm
aelves up to the plow. —Selected.
A Thanksgiving Prayer
Help us to be thankfni,
Our Father, we pray.
For all of the blessings
Thou givst us each day.
Help us unto others
More kindness to show,
For thou art most kind
To thy children below.
Winifred C. Jones.
Grimes School for month of
Adn Lee Grimes 5, Myrtice Barb
ree 5, Eager Thompson 2, Willie
Debary 4, Nan Grimes 3, Donnie
B. Andrews 3, Vera Alston 1, Jim
mie Debary 3, Clifton Powell 2,
Verna Andrews 4, Wilma Barbree
3, M. O. Tabb 1, Pearl Alston 4,
Garvis Alston 1, Luoile Pope 1,
Willie Andrews 2.
Mrs. W. J. Pridgen, Teacher.
The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
That stood out in the open plain,
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thin•.
The man who never bad to toil,
Who never had to win hisshare,
Os sun and sky end light and air,
Never became a manly man,
Bnt lived and died as he began.
Good timber doesn’t grow in ease;
The stronger wind, the tougher trees
Farther sky, the greater length,
More the storm, more the strength,
By son, cold, rain and snows,
In tree or man good timber grows.
Where thickest stands forest growth
We find the patriarchs of both,
And they hold converse with stare
Whose broken branches show soars
Os many winds and much of strife-
This is the common law of life.
WATCH COLQUITT GROW THE LEADING CITY OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
PULL FOR COLQUITT OR PULL OUT
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Sunday mornimr, while driving
near Macon, enroute to see their
daughter, Mss Muriel Watson, a
student at Wesleyan, Mr. and Mrs
8. M. Watson and their two sous,
Masters Marshall and Don, were
in an accident serious enough to
cause those who saw it to wonder
how the occupants of the two cars
escaped with no more injuries
than they sustained.
The car from here had just pull
ed out from behind a slow moving
car, to get ahead of it, when a
young man in a new Chevrolet
roadster, driven at a terrific speed,
dashed into the Essex Coach, driv
en by the Watson family. It was
a “head on’’ collision.
The impact threw Marshall and
Mi. Watson, who were seated on
the rear seat, with much force
against the front seat. The flesh
near the lad’s mouth was torn
from the gum, and the gum, too,
Ths other members of the car
were badly shaken by the shock,
but they were not hurt much.
Marshal was rushed to a hospit
al, where the wound was dressed.
The two care were badly dam
aged by the accident,
Mrs. Watson and the two boys
reached home by Ry. Tuesday.
Mr. Watson returned Tuesday
Friends and relatives here re
joice that there were no fatalities.
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COLQUITT, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 192&
Os The Few
(Charles G. Livingston in
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor,
said in a signed sermonette on the
editorial page oge of the "Sunday
“We should be more conscious
of the fsct that the material pros
perity of the few shouldn’t be ac
quired at the expense of the many.”
Quite true. A briok layer gets
$1.65 an hour and lays 700 bricks
'a day when be could lay 2000
2 1-3 Cents a briok is a plenty.
Carpenters are getting $1.5(1 (Oct
scale); plasterers and lathers, sl3
a day, and other building trades
A non-union clerk, a salesman,
an accountant, a small profession
al mau or shopkeeper, who yearus
for a home for hie old age, is pre
vented by the high cost of build
ing. Food, fuel, clothing, housing,
(the janitor gets his pound of flesh)
movie shows, with high waged mu
sicians, railroad fares,—all pay
toll to the greatest trust in the
College professors, with their
average $2,400 a year salaries, 32,-
(MMIOUO farmers. whose - net . in
comes las* year amounted to $876
each, struggling preachers and
doctors, are helping to pay inflated
wages of th? 3,780,000 trade union
ists of this country.
These artificial wages, paid to a
powerful preferential class that
doesn’t stop nt violence to gain
its ends, hits you when you get
your hair cut, when you have a
suit of clothes cleaned, and when
your remains are transported by
unionized drivers to a trade union
"Material pro.iyerity of the few”
New Pastor Here
Rev. M. W. Flanders has been
sent by the annual conference to
succeed Rev. Henry W. Mjngnm
as pastor of the Methodist church
Rev. Mr. Flanders comes highly
recommended, end it is believed
he will make the church a good
Il is with regret that Rev. H. W.
Mangum will not be here for an
other year. He was well liked by
both denominations, and it ie hop
ed by his many friends that he
will be as successful in his new
field as he was ; n Colqnitt.
For the clock of Life is wound but
And no man bath the power
To say just when the bands will
At late or early hour.
Now, now, ie the only time you
Live, love, foil with a will,
And give no thought of the mor
For the clock may then be still.
, : Liberalities
Socials, Locals, and Personals.
Mr. Barry Stein spent Monday
' attending to business in Albany
r Mies Charley Bush spent Mon
day in Albany.
Mr. L E. Millirens, of Cooktown,
was attending to business in the
, metropolis of Miller Monday,
! • Mr, B. H. Fletcher, of Rochelle,
i spent the week-end here, visiting
at the home of Mrs. Alice Grimes.
(Mr. Graves Williams will visit
, id Macon during the Tbanksgiv
( io*; season.
5 Ar. J. E. Tabb, from Cooktown,
’ wus among the crowd here Sat.
■Mr L. E. Calhoun looked after
business affairs in Albany Mon
Mrs. Fannie Powell leaves this
’ Seek to spend the winter months
hj Bradenton, Fla., with the fam
fey of her sou, Mr. J. G. Powell.
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:||Mr, and Mrs. Lieton Raduey and
of Damascus, epeat the week
, end here at tiie’home of bis parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Radney
Misses Monitor Elliott and Thel
ma Hanson; are to spend their
Thanksgiving vacation with friends
at Panacea Springs, Fla.
Miss Mary Kelley, of Hawkins
ville, k> to be the guest of her sis
ter, Miss Louise Kelley, dur
ing the holiday season.
Messrs T. M. Bowen, from the
western portion of the county, an.l
•lames Cheshire, from the Harmo
ny District, were mingling with
relatives and friends here Monday.
Mrs. L. E. Calhoun will enter
tain during the Thanksgiving sea
eon Mrs. J. W. Hatfield and her
two sons, Masters William and
Tillman, of Macon.
Mrs. Emmet McKinnon, of Ed
ison, came down Sunday for her
mother, Mrs. McMurria, who ex
pects to spend the winter with her
Miss Cappie Bush was the guest
of friends m Andrew College last
week, attending with them the
concert given by the Mercer Glee
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walters, of
Port St, Joe, Fla., and Mr. J. J.
Walters and wife, of Bainbridge,
spent Sunday, delightfully at the
home of their sister, Mrs, S. B.
Misses Mary Lois Cowart and
Louise Mims are to leave this af
ternoon for Bessie Tift College in
Forsyth. Af.er spending Thanks
giving with Miss Alice Cowart at
Bessie Tift, the visitors will visit
in Milledgeville, at the G. 8. C. W.
Mr. Isaac Cowart will carry bis
sister and her friend over to the i
institutions on bis ear. 1 j
Mr. W. S. Nowall, bis son and
Mr. O. W. Roberts spent Sunday
in Clav county among the relatives
and old friends of the former.
They brought home a specimen of
the oil and water which ie gushing
from a spring in Clay county. The
The specimen showed fully a fifth
oil to four fifths water. The dis
covery of this valueble fluid in
South-West Georgia is surely cre
ating much speculation. The oil
portion smells and burns like
A crowd of Colqnittans went up
to Cuthbert to enjoy the entertain
ment put on at the A. F. Collage
by the Metcer Glee Club Saturday
evening, Messrs Isaac Cowart
and W. H. Drake, ascompauied by
Misses Louise Kelly and Mary
Lois Cowart, were in one oar; Mr
W, H. Grimes aud son, Master
Billie, and Messrs W. C. Under
wood, Bill Grow and Graves
Williams also enjoyed the concert.
Mr, aud Mrs. G F. Middleton
and children spent Sunday at the
home of bis mother, Mrs. Viola
Middleton. In the afternoou they
heard a splendid sermon by Rev.
D. V. Cason, who has raoently be
come pastor cf the Union churqh.
This church is among the strong
eat, and, need we add that it is al
so one of the moat beloved rural
churches, in this section.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Dozier
have left Cocoa, Fla. They
reached the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs G. N. Cook, Friday.
He is an experienced pharmacist
Their many friend> here are glad
to see the popular couple.
Sunday Mrs. Rosa Jones and
daughters, Misses Golden and Ma
mie Jones, accompanied by Master
Percy Price Jones, motored over
to Sales City, and were guests of
Mrs. Jones’ eldest daughter, Mrs
L. W. Cobb. They found Miss
Bailie Cobb, who had been indis
Mrs. Yates and her daughter,
Miss Margaret, of Thomasville,
were guests Saturday at the home
of Mr. aud Mrs. S. B. Wilkin
They were accompanied home in the
afternoon by Mr. S. B. Wilkin Jr.,
who visited in Thomasville dur
ing the week end. *
Mr and Mrs. W. B. Johnson
and son, Master Beverly, and Mr
Ben Johnson, of Atlanta, were
guests for a few days last week at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Barbree, of
Oklahoma City, Okla , are enjoy
ing a visit at the home of her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Phillips,
three miles east of town.
Some man has rightly said: I
“There’re two road—success apd <
failure”—and you are not travel
Hurt ki Miami
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Messages reaching here Frday
brought the sad news to Messrs
W. C. and J. L. Underwood that
their brother, Mr. E. B. Under
wood, had bean eerioualy hart In
1 Miami, Fla., where he operated a
He sustained a fractured skull
and a broken leg.
At the filling station Mr. Un
derwood was knocked tp the pave
ment, and a oar rap over him.
Their many friends throughout
this entire section of South-West
Georgia join The Liberal in hop
ing that the injuries of•' their es
teemed brother will not prove
fatal, and that be wili eeon ba rs
-1 stored to perfect health.
We feope that all opr readers
will observe Thanksgiving Day
with due appreciation.
The world is all right.-‘-It's just
you and me.
In some places they say the A.
A. A. (Act|va Alcohol Adherents)
aeem to outqngiber the K. K. K.
Messrs Watson Miller, Cliff Dan
cer, Jim Tom Bosh Mians
and a Mr. Neel. St
Mercer University.faMaeon, reach
ed their respective homes Tues
day. (.’dr, Nesi is the guest of
Mr. Jim Tom Bush.) TbisThanks
givin will briu£ much pleasure to
this quintet from Mercer.
Mr. Charles Stapleton, who has
been made president of his olaas
in the law department at Mercer
University, ie to come home for
the Thanksgiving festivities. Hie
friends here appreciate the fact
that this honor, was worthily be
Cane grindings are claiming the
attention of scores of planters, who
find when they’re engaged io the
manufacture of syrup that they
have many, many friends. Thy
old custom of extending a cordial
invitation to acquaintances to
"come to (he cane grinding" still
exist in most of the in
Mrs. W. J. Jackson and Mr. and
Mrs. Hoke Jackson, ail of Jack
sonville, Fla , are back . mingling
with old friends and relatives in
this section. The fprxper is here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Col. P. D. Rich is here today
attending to business.
Fresh Sweet Florida Granges 13
per box of three hundred large
size. Sound fruit, and, satisfaction
guaranteed or money back. We
pay express charges. A box of
these makes an appreciated Christ
lots GainesvfMei Fla.