UNION RECORDER, MM.LEDCEVILLE, GA., AUGUST 1(, 192S
(By JERE N. MOORE)
The deluge of las: Friday brought
to my mind an experience that left
its imprint so deeply imbeded that
I suppose I will delight in recounting
my experiences in the storm that hit
TyhA- Iflacd in July, 11*26 to the
generation to follow as the older
people are apt to do.
I never shall forget the appear
ance of the clouds when I was
aroused from a peaceful slumber to
be told of the warning that had been
broadcast over island. 1 was n mtm-
of the Baldwin Blues, and with the
rest of the 121st Inf-., was spending
two weeks on the Island. Our camp
site was on the lowest part of the
Island, and when I stuck my head
out of the tent, and saw the clouds
boiling as if they were being churn
ed with a stick, I knew we were to
experience something out of the
ordinary. Those clouds were unusal
and it was the first time I had seen
any like them, and I am happy to
.say I have seen none since. They
were black with a glow back of them
that reminded one of thi flare from
an open furnace against the dark
night. They were a thing of beauty
but were the forerunner of destruc
tion, calamity and woe.
To bring my story to a hurried
ending, for I am afraid my reuder
has quit me ere this, the storm came
about three o'clock in the moi
a fine hour for the evil to gi
rampage, and continued through the
next nignt. It was a helpless feeling
and as I w.atrhed the storm gather
I wondered if we would come
through and I thoroughly realized
how helpless we mortals were. There
were no csaulties but I gained an ex
perience that will be lasting and one
that 1 do not care to undergo again.
One of Milledgcville‘.s prominen'
business men told me Saturday,
while I was seated in his office, that
he was convinced that Milledgevi]].
needed only one newspaper, and he
believed that for the best interest of
the city we should have only one. It
is to Milledgeville'^ own advantage
because when one paper is giving its
interest for the town knowing they
are backed by the people, the general
good is felt
I do not write this from a selfish
motive, but it bears out the senti
ment growing over the county.
The Union Recorder with its one
hundred years of devotion to public
interest is a thing for which I am
proud. It*j glorious past is indeed
encouraging to us who work on the
paper, but when I came on the paper
I turned my eyes to the future with
the hope and prayer that it would he
even more glorious and that I could
contribute my bit to its usefulness to
the people and this community.
The ultimate purpose of the paper
is sen-ice, sen-ice to every interest
in our county, farmer, laborer, busi
ness man, professional men, church,
schools, patriotic and civic organiza^
tions and do our bit in every way
to make Old Baldwin and Milledge-
ville a leader in right thinking, right
living, and superiority in every
spect. We do not expect for every
person to agree with us, but it
with a high regard for every mu
individual rights that we adopt <
policies. We have no malice, and
trust there it* not a person in this
county who does not consider the
paper their friend and will not re
ceive our cooperation when our
friendship is solicited for a worthy
It is with a high conception of
truth and integrity that we publish
news. It is our endeavor to have
our readers ’»now that which they
Tead in the Union Recorder is au
thority and can always be taken for
its face value.
May our light so shine before men
that they may s».e our good works as
I we enter our 106th year.
The paper has and is editorialy
j advocating the City Manager plan of
| Government for Milledgeville. We
have taken this attitude because we
believe ail progressive towns should
i form of r
cipal management, and not with a
view of ousting any of the present
We have r.ot lost the friendship of
a single member of the present coun
cil in doing *•>, but have received
words of approval from them because
they too have the best interest of Mil-
led Seville at heart and know that a
sound business form of City Manage
ment is most desirable and sensible.
: like 1
i this sub
ject of politics but I hare wondered
what attitude the Sage of McDuffie,
that brilliant Georgian, Thomas E.
Watson would do were he alive. His
spirit is being called from that little
grave on Hickory Hill to help put 1
Hoover in the White House, but lj
can not believe he would place his ,
stamp of approval on the man who '
says the white men and women who]
work in the offices of his department 1
must sit side by side and work next
to the negro.
Quoting the late Senator from a
speech made in the Senate shortly be
fore his death relative to Mr. Hoover
who was then Food Administrator,
head of relief organization sent to
Europe to help feed the starving
millions, we find the following:
“Herbert Hoover is nothing in the
world but a great big bluff, a pro
pagandist, n British spy, a fraud, and
a humbug, who has squandered the
charity funds of every state in this
union, of almost every charitable or
ganization and of the government it
self, in financing political movements
in Europe, instead of feeding those
who were dropping from starvation.
“The infamous scoundrel has never
published an itemized statement or
any vouchers. Senator Lenroot was
misled when he triumphantly waved
ever his shoulders four or five re
ports that Hoover had sent here:
when I examined those reports I
found that there was not a single
itemized statement in them, and not
a single voucher. Even now, Herbert
Hoover is conducting n propaganda
campuign on hi* own behalf, and he
doing this, I have reason to be
lieve. on the remainder of the funds
that our charitable people gave him
the belief that he would relieve
the suffering of Europe."
men early Wednesday to save the
machinery at the water plant from
another flood, the entire plant hav
ing been damaged last week. The
electric pump and other machinery
that could be damaged by the rising
waters were taken out above the
flood water* and made safe. The
water had risen to such an extent
that it was believed Wednesday after
noon that the clear water basin would
be flooded and Milledgeville left with
out drinking water for several days.
Every precaution was taken and this
disaster averted. The water at the
standpipe was cut of from the mains
for awhile Wednesday in order to
save the supply as nearly as possible.
The water works resumed opera
tion last night, pumping enough wa
ter into the stand pipe to save a
shortage. The steam plant is being
made ready for an emergency, al
though it was believed that all danger
had passed and the creek would fall
sufficiently to permit oocration of
the electric plant to resume work.
Superintendent Williams and Mr.
Smith have been on duty for more
than thirty hours and have saved Mil
ledgeville from a water shortage.
Rains that began falling Late Tues
day afternoon sent all streams in the
county out of their banks and in a
few hours Milledgeville became iso
lated again. Five -and 'ninety-two
hundreds inches of rain fell within
twenty-four hours, according to the
record of rainfall recorded by Mr.
Robert McCombs. The river measure
ment this morning showed a new high
mark for the Oconee river.
The road bed and causeway ap
proaching the river bridge from this
city were completely under wuter
and traffic was cut off from this
city. The road bed could be
be barely distinguished as the
high waters rushed over the road. The
old power house was out of view, the
high waters having covered it. The
machinery in the Central of Georgia
Lumber Company and the office of
the company were under water. The
| lumber yard was partly sumerged as
the water climed up the hill neur the
river in its rapid rise. The Milledge
ville Brick Works were also badly
damaged from the high waters.
Citizens were viewing for the first
time the river at its highest point.
Old citizens who remembered the
Lic.emnu ireanei oi
that the waters had risen to a higher
point than it had then.
The damage done to roads and
bridges would exceed one hundred
thousand dollars it is expected. The
extend of the damage done roads un
der water is not known. The lower
Macon road bridge, the Camp Creek
bridge and several other smaller
bridges in the county have been
washed away or damaged beyond re-
The Oconee river had reached its
high point this morning about ten
o’clock and began to fall. It is not
expected to return to normalcy in
Sanitarium Water Plant Flooded
The water plant of the State Sani
tarium was flooded today .and opera
tion had bee*n stopped by the hikh
water. Workmen from the Sani
tarium were kept busy prntically all
day yesterday in an effort to stem
the tide of water. The hurriedly
built dam gave way flooding the
plant. There was no danger fo a
water aprtage, however, as the huge
reservofrs at the institution held suffi
cient water to last at least two days
and it reasonably certain the plant
will be in operation again before
men. i nere was i
, cause for
the water situation at the *
institution as the reserve yum,' ’* tt
ample to ward off a shortage ***
Workmen arc ready t„ beju, .
taak of re-es’.nblishing t „, TCi
repairing roads -and Imd-,.
as the water falls ,u. ;V
to get into the work. Btiy
The losy to crops, property, r ,
and bridge* i s beyond t «;’ .
but the high waters having
tremendous toll and Milledgeville °
Baldwin county have suffered
greatest loss in many year..
TWO TEACHERS ELECTED
G. M. C.
At a meeting of the Boart
Trustees of the Georgia MOitavJ
College held Tuesday afterr,. - -
Margaret Yarbrough wa,
teacher of the sixth grade t , k acct( .
Miss Isabel Jones, resigned, jjj,,
Elizabeth Brannen was r,inj e d
supply teacher in the pla „ of «•
We hope you won't, but if yi
a wrecker, phone 300. Tk*
wrecker in Georgia. We get -, B .
GEORGIA RAILROAD TRANS
The trains on the Georgia Railroad
between this city and Camack have
run during the high watei
seige. There were several washouts
between Milledgeville and Macon,
which prevented the operation of
trains over that line. A train, how
ever, came in from Macon today, and
regular schedule will be resumed.
FARMERS CLUB POSTPONE
The Farmers Club was to hav
held their annual picnic today at the
home of Capt. B. H. Dunaway, but
were compelled to postpone it o:
count of weather conditions. The
members will be notified of the date
it will be held by the Secretary.
FOR RENT—One apartment furn
FOR SALE—300 acre farm, priced
reasonable. Terms. See crop now
on it. Mrs. J. W. Stembridge.
3 A TTCMTTAMI M
iGood Used Cars!
X — _
►4 One 1^28 Chrysler “72” Spport Roadster, looks like new.
S One 1927 Chrysler “70” Royal Sedan, looks good and runs
One 1926 Master Six Buick Sedan like new and looks cs good
^ as it runs.
|| One 1926 Nash Sedan excellent condition.
m One 1926 Chevrolet Coupe.
■ ^ These enrs have thousands of miles of unused transportation.
jjW. E. Robinson. Jr.
Chrysler Motor Cars.
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