Union recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.) 1886-current, August 16, 1928, Image 1

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tiwti PROPERTY DAMAGE MOUNTS- AFTER 2ND STORM FLOODWATERS AT HIGH MARK RoaJs Blocked, Bridges Down and Property Damage Mounts As Waters Spread Over Sur rounding Territory STATE SANITARIUM ISOLATED Fishing Creek Spreads Over Road Cutting Sanitarium off. Lower Macon Road Bridge Gone Water Works Flooded With the Oconee river on the worst rampage since the Cleveland Freshet, t,,ll was being taken of the damage done by the high waters and heavy min* of Tuesday and Wednesday, and Milledgeville began to re-adjust her- t<* normalcy following the worst calamity in many yearn Roads, Bridge* and property damage amount t„ roeny thousands of dollars, the jnn*hine of today has been a wel come visitor and preparations are be- inj: made to repair damages caused by the second flood within a week. With pratically all communication cut off, highways under water, bridges gone and Railroad traffic "Topped, Milledgeville people ejame out of their homes Wednesday m ing to find themselves surrounded by Milledgeville began to feel the first effects of the disturbance that has been sweeping across Florida and came into Georgia Tuesday night, when torrental rains began falling ■arly in the evening accompanied by high winds. The steady down pour that lasted 1 through the night sent streams from their banks and iqto the low land; Highways that were badly damaged by the rain- <-f last Friday were again submerged in water and Milledgeville became pratically isolated to the out side world. Train- "hat were rchedulcd to ar rive :n the city early Wednesday were stopped when the warning went cut that u trestle near Pancray and <fthi-r points along the Itrack be tween this city and Gordon were under water. The Georgia Railroad could not get the Macon train through due to washouts. The railroad schedule continued handicapped today, tracks ai.d bridges that had been washed away had not been repaired sufficiently to make them wife for traffic. More than 1200 feet of track was completely washed out along the Central line near Coopers. Two trains reached the City yesterday, one from Atlanta I and one from Augusta. These trains are expected to make the run today. 1- '* believed that it will take three day* to re-establish a regular sche- 1 dule. Causeway Washing Badly The Fishing Creek causeway that *as washed out last Friday causing a g’-'/it gulf between the road and the bridge was further damaged with thr ri ;ng tide Wednesday morning, the temporary bridges that had been *rected to span the washouts had pru ’ W jth the on rushing waters and Wednesday morning it was impos- i". get from Milledgeville to the 5ta;< ' Sanitarium. The F.ack waters of the Oconee river *ent ;he creek rising again this * n '' r " • '-.r and the road on the south *'*!'■ "f the bridge was completely t>n<|. - water for more than 200 T® r The waters were rapidly nd it is hoped workmen can '*• '(.‘pairing this road for traffic ® T ‘- ' bis afternoon. ^' • trestle crossing the creek was water and the freight car* • loaded with dirt that were he bridge were being slashed • rising water. Macoa Bridge Gan* ! Th, ‘ bridge over the creek on the * r 1| l«'«con road, gave way to the ers early Wednesday af- withrtood the heavy rains veek. The bridge was :>om its haavy pendings and vainst the large trees that "k of the creek. The ap- t'ne creek were completd- • d in water| Plant Under Watar ' “dent Williams of the upany enlisted extra work- tinued on lack page) PASCHAL PLEA NEW FACULTY MEMBERS DENIED BY JUDGE named for g. s. c. w. Injunction Against Georgia R. R Denied In Decision Handed Down Saturday. Suit for $7,5G0. Undisturbed Judge James B. Park denied the injunction filed by Mrs. A. II. Pas chal against the Georgia Railroad, endeavoring to stop the operation of the freight locomotive and cars on the streets of the city in a decision handed down Saturday. Mrs. Paschal through her Attor ney, Col. Erwin Sibley, filed the in junction before the Judge during the July term of court claiming the train was a nusiance and damaging to her property. Judge Park asked the at torney’s to filed their argument in briefs for a later decision. In the decision handed down by Judge Park it was held that under the law of the state and city the raihoad had the right to operate the trains and manitain the spur lines in the streets. He also sited that Mrs. Panchal had waited until the Railway Company had put down the tracks and had spent a large sum of money before she made any com plaint, and having waited she could not enjoin the company. He ruled that the operation of the trains did not amount “to such nuisance in contemplation of law that a restraining order should be grant ed by this court.” Mrs. Paschal han filed suit for $7,- 500 against the Railroad and any damage* against the property must be determined by a jury the court held. The case will be heard .al Ja^tary. term of Baldwin Superior court it is understood. The Judge’s decision will not be appealed. TAXABLE VALUE OF CITY PROPERTY IS $3,057,391.18 An Increase of $160,859.21 Show The taxable property for the City of Milledgeville this year ami to $3,057,391.18. The value of the property of the white citizens is $2,507,536.18; col ored. $249,855.00; utilities, $300,000. The amount returned last year wa« $2,896,531.97 The increa. or this year reaches $160,859.21. The Tax Assessors, who were in session for several days going over the returns, finished their work Tuesday and turned the returns over to City Treasurer Baisden, who con solidated them with the above re sult. It is difficult to estimate yet what the City Council will fix the tax rate at this year, but it is expected that it will not be increased any last year. Dr. J. L. Beeson, President of the Georgia State College for Women, is announced tty following new •mbers of the faculty: Dctor Hugo M. Krcssin comey to the college from Guilford, North Carolina. He holds the A. B. de gree from Washington College, Tcnn- from Vanderbilt, and the Ph. D. from New York Uni- ill be the head of the department of Spanish. Doctor Thomas B. Meadows, As sociate Professor of Ed'..cation, comes to us from Milligan College, Tenn essee. He received the B. S. degree from thd* Alabama Polytechnic Insti tute at Auburn and both the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from Peabody. Mrs. Thomas B. Meadows, Assist ant Professor of Art, received her A. B. degree from Peabody and the M. A. degree from Columbia University, New York. Professor Henry F. White will be the head of the department of Ei nomics and Sociology. He comes to us from the Univeryity of Delaware. He is a graduate of the Sam Houston State Teachers College, Texas. Hi received the M. A*, degree from Bay lor University, Texas, and expects t< receive the Ph. D. degree from the University of Texas by the end of the summer quarter. Mr?. Fern E. Dorris, Professor of Georgraphy, comes to uy from Pea body, where she has been teaching in the department of Geography. She has received both the B. S. and M. A. degrees from that institution. Miss Theresa Plye, Assistant Pro fessor of Biology, comes from Con nccticut College where she hag been teaching. She holds the A. B. de gree from George Washington Uni versity, Washington, D. C., and thi M. A. degree from Smith College, Massachusetts. Miss Hallie Claire Smith, Associ ate Profesyor of English, comes to us from LaGrange College. She has th«v A. B. degree from LaGrange and M. A. degree from Emory University. Miss Vivian Stone, Associate Pro fessor of Household Science. comes G. S. C. W. from Connecticut Col-! lege where she has been teaching her | specialty. She iy a B. S. graduate of the University of Kentucky, and she holds the M. A. degree from Teachers College, Columbia Univer sity. Miss Eloise Greene, Associate Pro fessor of Health, is a B. S. graduate of G. S. C. W. and was an instructor in Biology here. She will receive the M. A. degree from Peabody at the end of the present quarter. Miss Jimmie Deck. A. B. G. S. C. W. 1927, will be Assistant Librarian. Miss Edith Fletcher, B. S. G. S. C. W., 1927, Instructor in Household Art. Miss Ora Orem. B. S. G. S. C. W. 1927, Instructor in Mathematics in the Practice School. Miss Ruth Stone, B. S. G. S. C. W. 1928, Instructor in Psychology and Education. She is now studying at Emory. Miss Eleanor Ennis. A. B. G. S. C. W. 1928, Instructor in French in the Practice School. Miss Annie Moore Daughtry, Nor- mul Graduate G. S. C. W. General Secretary of the Y. W. C. A. in place of Miss Oma Goodson resigned. Mra Olive Herty Lucas, Matron Terrell Hall Annex A Mis*. Marguerite Jackson, A. B. G. S. C. W. 1928, Instructor in Eng lish in the Practice School. ‘ Miss Mary Jim Evans. B. S. G. S. C. W. 1928, Instructor in Science in the Practice School. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Jones, B. S. G. S. C. W. 1928, Instructor in Art in the Practice School. Miss Marie Smith, B. S. G. S. C. W. 1928, Instructor in Physical Educa tion. Misy Katherine Butts, A. B. C. W. 1928, Instructor in Practice School. STORM FRIDAY LEAVES COUNTY NEAR ISOLATED I: . | lir the | CENTRAL TRAIN FROM COVING TON FIRST TO REACH CITY The first train to reach this city Wednesday was the noonday Central from Covington, and it w.as about hours behind schedule time. This train brought the Macon Telegraph and Atlanta dailies. The train remained in the city til late in the afternoon, as it impossible for it to proceed further on account of washouts at Stanley s Crossing, a few miles South of the city. Capt. J- O. Cooper, the veteran and popular conductor of this tiain, came up to the business section of the city, and shook hands with hi? friends. It has been several years since he came up town, although he passes through the city twice daily. CHIEF OF POLICE SAYS BUY AN AUTOMOBILE TAG Chief of Police Haynie will next Monday wake cates against a .uton.ot.ile owner, of the city. who do not have a city tag o» their can These tags cost fifty J nd - That hte damages had amounted to more than twenty thousand dol lars, when Baldwin county settled back to normalcy and an inventory taken Monday morning following the wind and rain storm that swept over the county Friday for more than twenty hours. Rain began falling early Friday accompanied by heavy winds that for a time reached cyclonic velocity and pratically all communication from the city was cut off late Friday af ternoon. Roads and bridges were washed away, railroads were stopped operating due to wash outs on both the Central and Georgia roads and telegraph and telephone wires were down, making it impossible to estab- li?h communication with the outside world. Train Service Hampered The trains due in the city Friday afternoon were stopped by the heavy rains. A washout neax Browns Crossing prevented the Georgia train from Macon reaching the city until a late hour in the night, the train beng detoured around by Machen over the Central line. The Central train due from Macon was halted at Gordon, several washouts between Milledgeville and Gordon stopping the train. Regular schedules were not established until late Sunday even ing and the damage done the railroads in this county would amount to near, ly twenty thousand dollars according to the agents here. Road* and Bridgaa Wa»had Oat Practically all highways became impassible late Friday aftemon. Washouts and high water preventing traffic on most of the roads leading to the city. Residents of the State Sanitarium and the southern part of the county were isolated from the city for the greater part of Saturday. The cause way at the Fishing Creek bridge or the road to ,ie .'anitarium gave way to the high waters from the creek that had risen rapidly and reached the high water point. The bridge the creek on the lower Macon road was und»r water and badly damaged from the floods. * Workmen began repairs early Saturday, the showing itself and knakifig repair work possible. A temporary bridge was constructed so that cars couldl cross late Saturday .afternoon. The new road being built to the Joney county line was badly wash ed and sveeral of the new bridges -damaged. The road and bridge dam age in the county Kay exceeded ten thousand dollar* it was estimated. Streams that had risen rapidly Fri day returned to their banks almost as quickly and flood signs had prati- oally dissapeared Sunday morning. The Oconee river had risen until the lands on either side were flooded, backing into the planing mill of the Central of Georgia Lumber Company The river fell rapidly, but demolishing crops in the bottom lands along its The total rain fall during the day was five and sixty-six one hundred; inches and the river rise amounted to 33 feet and six inches, according t< Mr. Robert McCombs who record? weather conditions in Baldwin coun ty- While the flood carried a heavy damage wj|h it* Baldwin county has settled back to normalcy and all dam aged property is being rapidly repair- ANNUAL REPORT OF G.S.S. ISSUED Trustee. Report Shows Excellent Management of Institution In crease of S3 Patients Shown Operation Cost Decreased The annual report issued by the Bourd of Trustees and officers of the Georgia State Sanitarium, giving account hf their stewardship dur ing 1927, bear* out muny interesting facts and shows the result of excell ent management and splendid opera tion. According to the report there han been an increase in the number of patients of 83. the year closing with resident population of 4,936. 1221 patients were admitted during the ? crowded conditions at the Sanitarium making it impossible to receive nil patients making applica tion. Patients deemed incurable and harmless were denied admission. The number fo cures has been eased while the death rate has been lowered which attests to the efficient and thoroughness of the medical staff at the Institution. Through month ly bulletins that are issued and daily clinics that are held exemplify the sincerity and con&cicntiouN manner which the nurses and doctors laboring to improve the service of the Institution. The Nurses Training School has shown a snlendid gain and the ser- this department is rendering the Institution under the supervision of Mrs. Jones is very commendable and is especially mention in the trus tee report. While the total cash expenditure at the Sanitarium exceeds a million dollars, the report shows a decrease of the expenditures of more than twelve thousand dollar** The report explains the building program that has been adopted. The negro building is now being erected, the duplicate water main from the pumping station is being laid, a new reservoir has been erected and plan; are being made for the erection of the new psychopathic hospital. These improvements have been started the report was issued. The Trustees and the officials of the Institution have given careful study in working out the new building program, look ing toward future expansion. WATER SUPPLY NOW ADEQUATE Gly Without Water Several Hours Saturday on Account of Daiu- ife Eufiue and Bunted ; be pureknel at the Chy-.BaM. a The Milldegeville water plant ha? had n rrucial test, during the flood 1 and high water. Manager P. E. Williams and En gineer Charlie Smith have had stren- uious times in meeting the emergency that ranit/ upon them, anc*. have work ed day ar.d night, finally conquering and keeping the city suppleid with The ince .-ant and heavy rnir Friday sent Fishing Creek, the source of the supply, on a rampage, and the boiler room was covered with water. The electric engine way put out of commission: and when a steam engine was substituted the main leading from the plant to the standpipe bursted. The bursted pipe had to be repuried, the engine taken out and dried and replaced. These necessitated the cutting off of the water mains leading to city sever.*] hours Saturday, during which time *ity wan without ter. These damages were corrected and the water turned on about nine o’clock Saturday night. The engine was moveu to a higher point, and the flood of water which Th. foil session of the Georgi. j T ho Junior Order of American filled Fishlnu creek Wedneedoy morn- MiUtery College will open Ueeb^ie, win m e» Mnnd.y night. I ^ "° 1 ‘core. ber 12th. President Roach bos so- . , , „ ply of the city to nay greet extent. cured hi, faculty and tethers, and wi " ** ' ,ork - * n ' 1 1111 Today (Thured.y) finds the city will hr ve everything in /eafffhess f6rj ***• candidate* are expected'to- be| w iu, jt* U3W4 j >U pp]y, and all danger SOUTH GEORGIA GRIPPED BY GALE Ruins and Hijh Winds, Place South Georgia in Isolated Sector. Fla., Threatened With Third Storm, Report WILKINSON COUNTY FLOODED Commissioner Creek Washes Away All Bridges and Floods High ways. McIntyre and Too ms boro Isolated. (Special From Macon Telegraph) South Gcorgin is pratically isolat ed and in sufering great property damage as torrental rains anti high winds continue to sweep across tho southern section of the state accord ing to the latest report received from tho Macon Telegraph in a tele phone conversation about three o’clock this afternoon. Quitman, Thomnsville, Cairo and Doerun were in the grip of a heavy atorm that swept across the state early last night. High water had flooded the highways, bridges were down and it was importable for the State Department of the Telegraph to establish communication with the South Georgia towns, telephone and telegraph line were down. All trains had ceased operation and the «nuth- em section of the state is left isolat ed following the most disastrous storm in several years. Warnings have been sent outjfver Florida of the approach of MtUrd storm that will probably I «s*ep through Georgia. New* received from ‘TomosooW late t-iday stated that pratically all of the county was under water and the heavy rains of last night had damaged the county far beyond cal- All tobacco markets in South Georgia had closed down and busi ness has censed was the last report to be received. Trains connections were impossible and all lines were busy in an effort to re-establish a schedule. The first train since last Friday reached ToomBboro early thi* morn ing only to become isolated when the flood waters washed away several yards of track. Pratically the entire .Central track from Macon to Tennille was damaged by the high waters and it w*v believed that several days would pass before the tracks could be repaired. Commissioner creek that runs through the heart of Wilkinson coun ty had gone beyond the high water mark and all bridges along its course had been washed away. The low lands were flooded and crop damage to the neighboring county would ex ceed ten thousand dollars was the re- LEICHT0N MOORE HONOR MAN OF PLATOON G. M. C. OPENS SEPT. 12TH, JUNIOR ORDER WILL MEET The Junior Order of American 7 resent. Hampton Roads. Enters June 13tk Leighton Moore, who entered the U. S. Naval Service on June 13th, has been selected as Honor Man for his platoon at the Naval Traning Sta tion at Hampton Roads, Virginia, ac cording to advice received from the Navy Department. A letter from the Recruiting Officer has been re ceive here to this effect When a platoon goes through the entire course of instruction at the Training Station the individual who maintains the highest average in de portment, efficiency and personal hygiene is selected as Honor Man by the Commanding Officers, He is congratulated by the Navy Depart ment and a copy of the commenda tion becomes a permanent part of his naval records. Leighton is being congratulated by ail bis friend* both In Nava! Circles and at home because of the well deserved honor. He entered training in the Navy to pre pare himself for entrance to Anna polis Nava! Academy next yera and ’will enter the Preparatory Class in