. rtii'MC YrVIII Federal Union Established in 1829
\0LUMt. AtVIII. Southern Recorder " 1819
MJWffiillf, Ga.. May 24, 1928
Consolidated in 1872
CADETS TO END
Qnie Plav Oprni Commencement.
Band Concert Tonight. Senior
Play Feature of Friday
T ar .. with its wierd notes will
...ur; the end of the thirty-ninth
..-j-jai session of the Georgia Military
f.D.'Ct next Tuesday .afternoon and
•fv. ra! hundred cadets will start their
.me to enter into another vaca-
The Grammar Grades presented
Cinderella’s Reception in college au-
ium Wednesday evening to
lerly usher in the commencement
ram. The parent was a huge
ess and the hundred children tak-
ing part, excellently acted and carried
nut the story. The teachers of the
I crammer gltados had the show in
Tonight, Thursday, Major Oster-
nnd his band will (rive their an-
concert. The band this year is
used of thirty young men and
e of the best organizations the
echoed has had. Mm. Edith Miller
. soprano, will he .in added at-
n to the program.
The Senior play. The Chnrm School,
ill he the feature of Friday’s pro-
ram. The show under the direction
• Mrs. T. A. Reene is a three act
■medy and is one of the funniest
lows the dramatic club has given
-curding to critics.
The Commencement sermon Sun-
iy morning and the declamation-
mtc-t Monday will occupy the pro
ram for the two days.
Monday and Tuesday the cadet
•mpanies will enter into the competi-
v,- drills. Spirit is n- ng at a
| fcizh pitch and unusual ‘ est i# be-
iniTested in this feature.
Graduating exercises of the
| F<.rty-\inth Commencement of the
ieorcia Military College will he held
wx: Tuesday morning.
Orations nil* be delivered by cadets
'■•y«i Wynn, and Seaborn Lawrence.
The i.accalaureate address will bo
ered by Hon. Thomas J. Hnmil-
;:or of the Augusta Chronicle.
l Ii'. Hamilton besides being one of I
• .ding editors in the State is |
■f Georgia's most influential and j
" ir.ent citizens. It can be safe-
predicted that he will bring a
-•m message which will he an inspi-
v.ion to the young men and women
f the graduating class.
Mr. Hamilton will be presented to
r.c audience by Dr. J. E. Kidd, his
cr.-..nal friend and .associate on the
Vm.H-ra-.ic State Executive Commit-
10 folhiwing are the graduates:
Brown, Cordele; Guy Can-
•f Kentucky; Warner Cox,
bridge; George Davis. Doug-
Charles Perry Dean, Ma-
Barnard EUsberry, Quitman;
f reeman, John Groves and
• :i Groves of Lincoln*on; Rob-
Garbutt, Savannah; Henry God-
• >• mdersville; Oscar Kimsey,
Robert Odom. Wnynerboro;
• ; Patterson, Bartow, Fla.;
t \\ inston Reynolds, Green#-
• * “!"r Salter, Savannah; Phillip
"'■‘‘I. Cedar Springs; Hoke
Continued on b.ek p.,«.)
A bank robber
Dean Prisoner At Stnte Finn
'" s In Stolen Automobile
During Downpour of Rain
k,Tl Dean, who was sentenced to
>l; ‘‘e Prison Farm from Dekalb
made his escape early Wed-
•an with a number of convicts
n the Farm, was working on the
;" Jnds »t G. s. c. w. During a
“ y downpour of rain he escaped
’ m the watchful eye of the guard,
Wt ‘ nt 'cross the sreet from the
h mpUs an, l made his escape in
’‘"' T ' ,k ' t roadster of Mr. W. H.
V’** which has been left atand-
In front of Mr. Reeves residence,
stealing the automobile Dean
L ‘ c 'ty while the rain was falling
IN OCONEE RIVER
Attempts To Swim Strum At
Fralejr’t Ferry and Drowns.
Body Recovered Saturday
Willie Clay Simpson, 23, was
drowned in the Oconee River late
Friday afternoon when he attempted
to swim the stream .it Fraley's Ferry
about eight miles from this city, a
rescue party laboring over twenty
hours before the body was recovered
about one o’clock Saturday.
Young Simpson with Tom Turner
were driving a truck for Dennis Cox
of this city and were on route to the
Central of Georgia Lumber Company
when the fatal .accident happened.
When the pair reached the ferry,
Simpson elected to swim the river
while Turner took the truck across
on the flat. After taking off his
shoes and hat he dived into the
stream and was within u few feet of
the opposite shore when he went
down. Attempts were made to reach
him before he sank for the last
itme, but they failed.
Rescue parties went to the scene
and began draging the- river for the
body. The efforts were futile until
Saturday about one o’clock when a
member of the party caught the body
with grappleing hooks and brought
it io shore.
Mr. Simpson was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Simpson who reside
near Ennis store iti Hardwick. Inter
ment took place in the city cemetery
Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. F. Mc-
Cluney officiating. He is survived
by his parents, one brother and three
He was a member of the Baptist
church and was considered one of
the best boys in the Hardwick com
munity. His sincferc character had
won him many friends.
R the c
n serving a long
“" k "Abery In DeKalk county.
COMMITTEE NAMED TO PUN
Cilircni At Man Meeting Sunday
Night Choose Committee To
Work Out Organization
Manifesting their interest in the
effort of the City Father’s and the
Kiwatiis Club to organize an Associat
ed Charities in this city, several hun
dred citizens met in the Chautauqua
tent Sunday evening and choose a
mmittee of citizens to work out
plans for the perfection of the Aa-
Church' services had been called
by the pastors of the city to bring
together the people with the view of
ig ideas exprened by the rank
and file as to their wishes in the
matter. Col. Erwin Sibley had previ
ously been chosen and by ncclamn-
was declared the chairman of
The five ministers of the city ex-
iressed their desire to see such an
organization here and in brief
speeches outlined the plans that were
n their minds. All of them cited
•xamples of cases where charity had
been solicited an dthe person later
found unworthy. They discussed the
organization from the Christian veiw
und told the people that it was the
only solution to relieve the burden
lhat was placed on many people here.
Prof. E. H. Scott presented a reso
lution, that was adopted, suggesting
thut a man from each profession and
less be selected to meet and plan
the organization. An amend-
t introduced by Mr. Adrian
ic added the five ministers and
lady from each denomination to
The committee chosen was as fol
lows: E. E. Bell, W. J. Chandler, W.
L. Fraley, Dr. Sam Anderson, Erwin
Sibley, P. N. Bivins, R. W. Hatcher,
L. C. Hall, G. C. McKinley and S.
D. Stembridge, Reverends, F. H.
Harding, Conlin, H. D. Wnroock, J.
F. Yarbrough and Geo. B. Thompson
and a lady from each denomination.
Chairman Sibley will call a meeting
in a short time and complete all
plans for the organization.
Brilliant Exercises Will
Mark Close of G. S. C. W.
Thirty-Seventh Annual Common: eneat Will Witsew Graduation of
More Than Four Hundred Brijht Georgia Girls. Exercises
Close oe Monday Jane 4th
MINUTE BOOK PEABODY GRADS
The program of exercises for the
Thirty-Seventh Annual Commence
ment of the Georgia State College
will be among the most interesting
ever held in the history of that
The graduating class, which will go
out from the halls of the college
will be the largest thut ever left the
institution, and the number receiving
degrees will surpass any of previous
Friday afternoon. June the 1st, the
Senior Class exercises will be held
Thi# program will be in charge of
Miss Mynellc Otwell, the class song
will be rendered and the class poem,
history, and other essays will be rend.
Saturday afternoon, June 2nd, the
Normal Class exercises will be held,
under direction of Miss Catherine
Allen. A most interesting program
of songs and readings will he rend-
Snturday evening the Alumnae re
ception will be held. It is expected
that a large number of the Alumnae
will he present. A business meeting
of the Alumnae will be held prior to
the reception, officers elected and
other business transacted.
The Baccalaureate Sermon will be
delivered in the Auditorium Sunday
morning June 3rd, at 11:30 o’clock
by Dr. Henry H. Sweets, of Louis
ville, Ky. Dr. Sweets is one of the
leading Presbyterian ministers in the
South, und is deeply interested in
the cause of education, being the
executive secretary of Christian edu
cation of the Southern Presbyterian
church. He is an eloquent and
Dedication of Memorial Hospital
The Marvin M. Parks Hospital will
be dedicated and presented to the
College by the Alumnae Sunday af
ternoon, June 3rd. The presentation
will he made to the Board of Trus
tees by Miss Mary Brooks, president
of the Alumnae, and accepted by
Judge Richard *B. Russell, president
of the board. The dedicatory ser
mon will be preached by Dr. Warren
Candler, Senior Bishop of the
Southern Methodist church. Bishop
Candler was President of Emory
College when Murvin M. Park** gradu
ated from tbit institution, and they
were for years the closest friends.
Dr. Candler is one of the most schol
arly and eloquent pulpit orators in
the United States.
Y. W. C. A. Services
Services will be held by the Y. W.
C. A. early after the conclusion of
The Graduating Exercises will be
held Monday morning, June 4th, at
10:00 o’clock. Certificates, degrees
and diploma,- will he presented *o
more than four hundred students.
The Baccalaureate address will be
delivered by Dr. Spright Dowell, who
is recognized ns one of most outstand
ing educators and Buptist ministers
of the South. He his recently ac
cepted the presidency of Mercer Uni
versity, and his address will he an
inspiring and helpful one.
Monday afternoon from 2:30 to
3:00 o’clock the doors of the class
buildings will he thrown open, and
the public will have an opportunity
of inspecting,the work done in the
various departments of the college
during the year. This will bring to
a close the Commencement season.
one of. the most successful year:
in the history of G. S. C. W.
MRS. REESES PUPILS TO CIVE
RECITAL NEXT FRIDAY
The pupils of Mrs. T. A. Ree«e will
Rive a recital in the collefe audi
torium neat Friday evening at 8:30
o’cleek. The public ia cordially in
cited to attend
Miss Kaufman Speaks To Civic
Club At Meeting Friday. Employ
ment of Nurse Considered
Miss Rhode Kauffman, represent
ing the state departmen . of public
welfare spoke before the Kiwanis
Club last Friday evening in the inter-
eft of social sendee in Baldwin coun
ty, and hte proper handling of
Miss Kaufman was presented to
th< luh by Dr. Dawson Allen, head
of me Underprivileged Child Com
mittee of the Club.
The subject of Miss Kaufman’s talk
to the Kiwanis Club was “Economy
Through Public Welfare.” She point
ed out that the State Departmen of
Public Welfare’s primary job was
stimulating local communities and
agencies to the proper care of de
pendency and delinquency in its
early states. By sicentific methods
and at small cost families and indi
viduals can he helped out of their
poverty and crime and give to the
S ate ju?t that many r..ore produc
tive families and citizens to add to
the wealth of the state. The lack
of i-nich methods by the individual
communities results in permanent
beggars, criminals .and insane to he
cared for at tremendous cost to the
state and local community.
“Constructive tretament by the
community at the first sign of family
breakdown or juvenile deliquency
represents a small investment of
money with big returns in citizen
ship. Neglect or blind non-compre
hending treatment usually represents
.as much, if not more, original out
lay of money and the result of the
investment is a continued and a grow
ing cost to the local community, per
petual doles of relief to families,
almshouse care for the aged, jail and
court co‘t year after year for the
maturing criminal; and continued
and growing cost to the state in re
formatory, penitentiary and institu
tional care at the end of the road.’’
Mias Kaufman told of counties
which are spending enough on so call
ed pauper relief, almshouse and on
care of children needlessly in jail to
more than pay for constructive wel
fare service. She cited specific start-
OF 1811 FOUND
State Librarian Finda Minute Bank
of Board of Commiuionen of
Glr from November 1811
Dr. E. A. Tigner was advised this
week by Mis# Ella May Thornton,
State Librarian, that an old minute
hook of the Board o fCommissioners
from 1811 to 1816 had come to light
to state library and that it had
been turned over to the department
of arch vies .and history.
Dr. Tigner on n previous meeting
with Miss Thorton had manifested
much interest in the early corporate
history of the city and he was ad
vised of the unusual find. Mr. Tig
ner turned the matter over to Mr. I*.
II. Andrew# who is making an effort
to secure the book for the city.
The book that has been found
the only one of the record books of
the eity that is missing, all of the
city’s records subsequent to 1816
in the city’s posseession and the
council i# anxious to secure this
PLANS MADE FOR
Street Dance To Be Festive
Occasion To Celebrate Erection
of New Lights on June 4th
Dancing couples and new bright
lights will as n spirit of gaiety to
the occasion of the pushing ip of the
switch to illuminate Milledgevillc's
new white way lights which now line
six blocks rj Milledgeville streets.
The street dance having been planned
for June 4th, by member# of the city
The Georgia Power Company who
have given the lights to the city will
assist in the celebration with tb°ir
hand from Atlanta. Thp Power Com
pany musicians will come down in a
big truck and will he the guests of
the city while here.
The public is expected to take part
in the celebration which is being
planned by Mayor Pennington .and
Mr. M. L. Curry. A block in the
business section will he roped off for
the dancing and a gala occasion is
expected to grow c::t cf the celebra-
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS
SATURDAY TO PUN FOR
Chairman Stembridge Calls Meetia
At Court House At 11:00 O’clock
Entry for State House Offices
The Baldwin county democrat!
Executive Committee will meet Sal
urday morning at 11 o'clock at th
court house, according to Secretary
Ingram who issued notices to the
mi‘tee members following a call by
Chairman W. W. Stembridge.
The committee will adopt all rules
and make plans for ibc primary that
has been set for Sept. 12th, by the
Democratic Executive Committee of
the state. Entrance fceB for all
candidates will be set and other husi-
The members of the committee
105;h District. J. H. Underwood, S.
115 District, T. E. Pugh and Gor
318, M. E. Webb and R. H. Lnw-
319th M. E. Webb and R. H. Law-
320th, Dr. Richard Binion, J. C.
Ingram and Bart Wilson.
321st, W. W. Stembridge and E.
322nd, C. R. Torrance and T. A.
1714th, A. N. Allei. and J. W.
Twesty-two Young Ladies’ Receive
Diplomas From High School.
Twenty-two Milledceville Kiri,
•re awarded their diplomas Wednes
day night froln the Peabody High
School, bringing to .a close the twen-
ty-srvenih annual commencement of
the High School of the college.
Rev. John F. Yarbrough pastor of
the First Methodist church, deliver
ed the literary address to the class.
He congratulateed the young ladies
on the completion of the first step
in their education and gave them
much sound advice.
Miss L. R. G. Burfeitt, principal of
the High School, presented the young
lady graduates with their diplomas.
Dr. J. L. Beeson also made a brief
speech to the class.
Miss Elizabeth Paschal, the first
honor graduate of the class delivered
the valedictory address and Miss Mil
dred Vcatch made the salutatory ad
dress, Miss Nell Coleman read an
essay on Alexander Stevens. All
three of these papers were splendidly
The members of the class are:
Antoinette Arnold, Dorothy Barr,
Mildred Bnumgartel, Bess Bell, Thel
ma Coleman, Nell Coleman, Lucile
Darden, Lucy Davis, Mary Eberhart,
Catherine Gilman, Myrtlce Gilman,
Margaret Grimes, Cnrol Jordan,
Marie McCombs, Geneva McMillan,
Elizabeth Paschal, Marteal Smith,
Mary Frances Smith, Eva Simpson,
Ella • Thompson, Elizabeth Tucker,
Mildred Vcatch and Rosa Young-
Rev. George B. Thompson will de
liver the Litarary address to the
members of the graduating class of
Sparta High School next Tuesday
evening. He will preach the com
mencement sermon to the graduates
of Katonton High next Sunday morn
Mr. Thompson i« a scholarly speak
er and will deliver an interest speech
on both occasions.
The poultry sale held Wednesday
was interfered with by the rain. The
total amount of poultry sold was 1020
pounds for which 2204.16 were
realized. Heavy hen# brought 21
cents per pound, and fryers 32 cents
There will not be any services held
at the Methodist church Sunday
morning, but the evening services will
be held at 8:30 o’clock.
The pastor. Rev. J. F. Yarbrough
has announced that nt that time dele
gate's will he elected lo the district
conference, which convenes at Con
yers the latter part of June.
NEW MANAGER NAMED FOR AAP
Mr. A. N. Danner, of Macon, was
placed in charge of the Atlantic tc
; Pacific Tea Company here Tuesday
] of this week, succeeding Mr. O. H.
| Herndon, who has been connected
1 with the company here several years.
J Mr. Herndon wns given no reason
' for the change, Tea store officials
' checking him out without notice ac-
I cording to Mr. Herndon,
i Mr. Danner has been a successful
I manager for several years and comes
I to Milledgeville highly recommended.
The Farmers Club met Saturday
at the home of Col. Jos. K. Pottle
with one hundred per cent member
ship in attendance. Crop condition#
were discussed, and a business meet
ing held. The members were served
n most elegant dinner by Mrs. Pot
tle. assisted by Mrs. W. P. Berry.
The dinner consisted of the most
tempting viands, nnd was most taste-
ly served. Never was the fellowship
of the club more throughly realized
HEAVY RAINS THIS WEEK
Today Thursday is dear and the
sun is shining. This is the first clear
day this week. There were heavy
down pour# of rain Monday. Tues
day and Wednesday, showers falling
both during the day and night. It
U estimated that the total amount of
rain reached four inches. Hail fell
in some sections of the county Tues
day afternoon, streams of the county
Have overflowed their banka.
A dark and foreboding cloud'
swept over the city Sautrday after
noon about dusk, bringing wind
thunder and lightning and rain. The
velocity of the wind reached cyclonic
proportions, and caused the crowd in
the business section to scatter and
hunt safety. In some sections of the
city limbs were blown from the trees,
a number of telephones were put out
There was a heavy down pour of
rain Monday night, while the per
formance at the Chautauqua tent
was in progress. The Iqrge crowd
prerent was some what alarmed by
the electric storm, which accompanied
it, but quietly witnessed the perfor
mance. The rain continued after the
conclusion of the show, and the crowd
had to brave the weather while re
turning to their homes.
Later in the night there was an
other downpour of rain.
The Union Recorder is requested
by the authorities of G. M. C. to
state that tfcs dances advertiaod as
G. M. C.
Succeeds Fatter G. M. C. Board
Who Resign, Dae To II Health.
Board Organised For Year.
Col. Marion Allen, prominent at
torney, wns named to succeed his
father on the Board of Trustees of
G. M. C., following the resignation of
Judge Allen due to ill health several
Col. Allen is a graduate of the
Military School and has accepted the
honor and was formerly sworn into
office the past week.
Judge Allen was chairman of the
Board of Trustees and has been a
member of the board for more than
a quarter of a century. He has been
a potent factor in the school's pro-
lfr. R. B. Moore eras named chair
man of the board to anccoed Judge
Allen and Mr. Chat WUtfMd was
named vice-chairman awaedlag Mr.