Head machinist for the Exposition Cotton Mills in Atlanta, Ga. is a wiry, hawk-nosed little man (5 ft. 4 in.), with dark blue eyes, greasy, dexterous hands, a fourth-grade education, six grown children, a passion for hunting rabbits with bow & arrow, and some "gold needles," which are divining-rod-like devices for locating gold.
His name is James Herman Fair.
Machinist Fair was never baptized, be longs to no church, though he thinks the Seventh-Day Adventists are all right.
What he really believes in is "the Great Spirit -that's the true religion." What the Great Spirit consists of is James Fair's private affair. But...