Federal Union Established in 1829
southern Heco.*der 1819
Milledgeville, Ga., August 23. 1928
f R. PRESIDENT
AND RED CROSS
OFFERS CITY AID
President C. A. Wickerahnm Hu
Train of Tank Cara Filled With
Rater for Milledgeville
IffiR'Si’APER STORY ALARMS
Red Irons Offers Assistant To
Destitute Milledgeville Relief
X mcrous offers for old weir made
Milledgeville followinjr press
. ies that depicted the city nad
nsnty covered with water, many
useless and a water famine likely
,ft,r the floods hnd risen into the
ration of the city and State
ium. The press stories ex-
(1 the situation and caused un
due i!;irm over the state.
Among the most conspicuous and
. offers that came to the city
wa > that of President Charles A.
Wirker'ham of the Atlanta & West
Ipoiuf and Georgia Railroads’. who
offer .. send n train of tank cars
fillfii with fresh water to the relief
of the State Sanitarium and city. Mr.
Arch McKinley, head of the Railroad
it this city, expressed thanks to the
Present and told him that the stories
apj> arinir in the papers were ex-
Urcerated and that three was a suffi-
?nt reserve supply of water in the
:y and at the Sanitarium to meet
e emergency. The City Council
jo wired Mr. WickcrNham their ap-
wiution for his kind offer.
Mr. D. M. Rogers, Chairman of the
id Cross, here received a wire from
t National Headquarters statrng
it they were ready to send relief
A food supplies here if the situa-
■m was acute. The headquarters,
FORMER CHIEF COUNTY SCHOOLS
TAKES OWN LIFE OPEN SEPT. 12TH
adv.. <*d that I
•1'ihn F. Yarhrough, made
! t'- ifnces of the generous
from r.is pulpit Sunday and
Ithnnkc .i *h«* r; ilroad official and Red
pro- ■!ii’icly for their thoughtful-
|Mr. W .
J. T. Burke Kills Self With 38
Winchester Rifle Saturday
Morning. Ill Health Cause.
Former Police Chief .T. T. Burke,
with the aid of a is Winchester
rifle took his own lif. early Satur
day morning, ill health being at
tributed as the reason by relatives
of the dead man.
Chief Burke had returned to his
home early in the week from the
Georgia State Sanitarium, where h?
had been confined du* to ill health
for several months. He had been re
leased on a furlough and semed in
good health, all indications of a men
tal derangement having disappeared.
He hnd been to the city early Satur
day and had had breakfast at his
lunch room that is operated by his
partner in the business, Mr. Harper
Returning home about nine o’clock
ie went to his room, seated himself
n front of the mirror and fired
shot through his head, placing the
muzzle of the rifle against his fore-
•head. Tho bullet went through his
head coming out at the base of his
head. Mrs. Burke was in an other
part of the houMe at the .ime and
hearing the shot rushed to his ro
and found him in a pool of blood
Funeral sendees were held Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. J. F.
Yarbrough conducting the serv
Interment took place in Eatonton, the
former home of the ex-chief.
Mr. Burke came here about ten
years ago and sened as chief-of-
police of the city. He was later con
nected with the Sheriffs office as a
‘special phohibition enforcement of
ficer. Ho has been part owner of
the Manhattan Cafe and Lunch Room
fbr several years and was active in
this business until a few months ago,
when ill health mad? it necessary
that he giv? up his work.
He is survived by his widow and
two children. Miss Lucille Burke, who
makes her home in Atlanta, and Ed
mund Burke who lives with hir mot
Chief Burke had a number
friends in the city and county.
New Teachers Elected and Super
intendent Bivins Completing
Plans for Opening
TEACHERS MEET SEPT. 10TH
Teaching Personelle Finest In
Several Years Is Belief of
Mrs. J. W. Ivey Will Conduct A
Hostelry on The Hill In Building
Formerly Used By G. S. C. W.
Will Open Sept. 1st.
Superintendent P. N. Bivins an
nounced this week that all teachers
for the county schools had been se
lected and plans were pratically com
plete for the opening of the school#
in the county September 12th.
A teachers meeting has been call
ed for September 10th and 11th.
when the year’s work will be outlined
and all details completed. “The
W. Ivey has rer
will after the
make it a ho
*e on the hill i.» to
• a hotel. Mrs. .1.
j this proprety, and
rist of September.
This house has
Consolidated in 1872
The Dormitories Will Be Ready for
Students on 18th. Large
Attendance in History of
The Georgia State College for
will open for
hostelry by Mrs. Ivey
Mrs. Ivey i< experienced, having
conducted a hotel in this city for
several years past. She will run the
new hotel at the highset standard.
The Home house is located on the
South-west corner of Wes: Hancock
and Clark streets, opposite the old
Executive Mansion square. Since
erection several years ago it 1
been used us a dormitory and infir
mary of the G. S. C. W., its locat
making it desirable for tni* purp<
The erection of the Parks Memo
Hospital, and a new dormr.ory at
S. C. W., placed the college where
_ . . .it was not nece# ary f<
“ Lou,se Bloodworth, , hi , property.
s Selma Sherrer, Pri- 1
have hnd in s
Cooperville School:—Mrs. Lucy r
Walker, Principal: Mis# Louise Par
ker, Assistant; Miss Edna McMullen
The dormitories will he opened,
and special trains will bring the
student body to the college on the
The number of students will ex
ceed that of any year of the college.
an applications have exceeded former
The faculty of the college has been
greatly increased in numbers.
During the summer months the in
terior of the college and dormitor>
buildings have been gone over wit!
the paint brush, and all necessary
buildings in perfect c
THREE G. M. C. TRUSTEES
WILL BE ELECTED TUESDAY
F. Stembridf. H.
August 17th, 1028.
|Gcn, ral Manager,
i. Ha ilroad,
I w ish •
Midway School:—B. J. Wells,
Principal: Mrs. B. J. Wells. Assist
ant; Mrs. Cora Holt, Assistant; Mi*
Inez Murphy, Assistant: Miss Lois
Unftrn Point Schoolj:—Holland
Strother. Principal; Mrs. Holland
Strother, Assistant; Miss Virgini
Bonner, Assistant; Mrs. Richard
Meriwether School:—Miss Lanetti
O’Neal, Principal; Miss Mattie Lou
Scottaboro:—Miss Bessie Richard*
Baldwin Primary:—Mrs. Robert
Black Springs:—Mrs. J. II. Under
llopeTVell:—Mrs. W. F. Davis.
Salem:—Miss Evelyn Humphries
Union Hill:—Mrs. W. H. Small
G. M. C. Supply:—The Board of
Education left the selection of these
teachers to the Trustees of the Geor
gia Military College, and these teach
ers will not he carried on the pay
roll of the county any longer.
YOUNG MAN ACCIDENTALLY
SHOOTS SELF TUESDAY
> Discharge* While Draffi.
Ground i^nd Seriou«ly
iure. Paul McConnell
Paul McConnell, 18,
hurt Tuesday morning when the
shot gun which he ww dragging
along the ground accidentally dis
charged and tore into the lower part
of his body.
McConnell was in the field near
his home at Merriwether when the
accident happened. He wos hurried
to this city and placed in. the City
Hospital where he is recovering.
Three members of the Baird of
Trustees of the Georgia Military Col
lege will he named nt an election to
be held next Tuesday, Augur: 25th.
The trustees whose successor.*' are
to be named are Col. Marion Allen,
Mr. Otto M. Conn and Dr. M. F.
Stmbridge, who are standing for re.
election fro a term of six yens, and
will be named without opposition.
The polls, at the City Hall, will
open at seven o’clock A. M., and
close at six P. M. The managers will
he named by the City Council.
The registration books for this
election closed August 8th, with mie ; vapidly
hundred and eighteen voters having
Crops In Pitiful Plight. Highways
Being Repaired. Water
Works At Normal
WATER AT PEAK THURSDAY
Railroads Re-establish Schedules
After Heavy Losses. Heaviest
Damage In Many Years
After two days of isolation and a
continued delay in railroad and high
way traffic, Baldwin county began to
tike stock of her loss and to repair
and roads and readjust nf-
vorst storm in a quarter of a
The Oconee river and Fishing creek
reached their heighth about noon
Thursday and slowly began to re
turn to their hanks in the afternoon.
The high waters hnd gone on their
worst rampage in many years nad
hnd gone far out of their courses ami
it was late Monday before the water
hnd gone back to their regular way,
but .‘till high in their banks. The
land where the waters had risen
were left with debris and trash that
hid been brought up by the high
lie members* of the Farmers Club
their families gathered at their
annual picnic today (Thursday) nt
the home of Judge B. H. Dunaway,
time was spent most pleasantly
•r the shade of the trees on the
BRICK YARD NOT DAMAGED
WARRENT ACCUSES MRS.
HE.TH OF MURDER ROADS
Assault Made on Brother Following
express on behalf of the
• dgeville our appreciation
ry magnnimou,.' offer to j
- of water for the relief (
;ind for the State Institu- j
d in and near us. Both
•ur reserve water supply
’•nry disablement of the
"th plants are today In
ii further danger is prob-
i. Your offer came cn-
"lici’ed and we deeply ap-
We are glad to know
had our municipality in
E. PENNINGTON. Mayor.
Thelma Y. Heath was re-
mder bond Wednesday nftcr-
ith asaliH with in-
hor brother, James
noon Wednesday nf-
♦hey had ha
*les of the Woi
iris Circle with Mrs. C.
2, in the Sunday School
Mrs. O. B. Twilly.
• 3. with Mrs. Laura
'• 4. with Mrs. D. F.
5, with Mrs. J. T. Day.
H ' ; WASHOUTS FROM FLOOD
•t Underwood’s on Town
• igc*s over Potato creek in
errn section of county
mmissioners have been
w?ek revising the jury
aclusion of their work
w erand and traverse,
he January term of
Yotnnons hid carried the car to tb
home of Mrs. B. F. Humphrey, hi-
moUier-in-law, when Mrs. Honlh i''
company with Mr. Heath and' Mr. J.
M. Bln in went to take the car. When
Mr. Yo>. mans refused to give up the
•ar Mm Heath drew a pistol and
‘napped it twice at Youmans, both
virtridge-- failing to explode, accord-
Mrs. Humphrey swore out the war-
rents chnrging Mrs. Henth with the
Highways In All Sections of County
Suffer Durin. The Recent
Floors and High Water
The roids and bridges of Baldwin
county w-.-re hi.rd hit by the recent
floods and high water.
As far as the Union Record *r has
Judge and Mrs. Dunaway served a
barbecue dinner, with all accessories,
fhich made a feast that was enjoyed.
After dinner a business meeting of
the clul» w.is held, and business mat
ters discussed. Col. J. I). Howard,
in is visiting in the city, made
talk, expressing the pleasure lie
It in being hack in old Bnldwin,
id -m.-eting again with his friend.-.
W. HARDWICK WILL
washouts, the following is a summary
of the damage done:
The iron bridg? over Fifching
creek on the lower Macon road was
washed away. There was a wariiout
on the causeway at Fishing creek be
tween this city and the Sanitarium.
The causeway at the Oconee river
bridge was damaged. The fill on
the river roid at Camp creek was
Ion. Thos. \V. Hardwick will speuk
Sandersville Saturday at eleven
o'clock. He will discuss the issues
of the present National Campaign.
Hardwick iv recognized is one
of the most forceful speakers in the
State, and he will he heard by a large
crowd of Washington and surround
ing county folks
The fill «t Blacl
A bridge over Turkey creek near
Mr. A»fc Benford’s washed away.
A bridge over Fishing creek on
Macon road washed away.
Fill over Town creek at O’Quinn's
mill badly damaged.
The Miner bridge over Town creel*
PRESIDENT OF PAYNE
INSTITUTE TALKS TO
THE COLORED PEOPLE
Despite the high waters of last
week, the kilns and brick yards of
the Milledgeville Brick Works
mained above the highwater mark
ind none of the property of
company was damaged other than
that he the excessive rains.
The late Mr. J. W. McMillan,
founder of the company u«*d gn
foresight for th' future in constri
live th • plant nod tri*» fact tha‘ t
[ kilns and yard which ire very n«
1 the river remained above the high
j water mark and not flooded displays
I wonderful skill.
- Mr K .G. McMillan. President of
1 *he C >mpany, t i ed that the watc*-
1 civered ‘he line leading to the
: riant hut the office and other prop.
! erty were not damaged Work could
• have been carried on a< usual bul
early Friday to repair bridges and
ro. ds so that traffic could be re
sumed. The Fishing creek fill was
cutting Milledgeville from the State
Sanitarium was the first of the roads
to receive attention and late Friday
evening the first automobile went
over the temporary bridge. The
Oconee fill that was badly washed
was mide passable. Other bridges
and roads received attention as
The crop situation van a puzzle to
the Farm agent and agriculturists
here. It was difficult to make an
estimate to the loss hut it was certain
it would reach several thousand dol
A heavy loss was also estimated
of hogs and cattle pasturing in the
meudow lands along the river.
The total loss to property, crops
and highways would exceed one hun
dred thousand dollarw it has been
G. M COLLEGE
OPENS SEPT. 12
President Roach Busy Making
Preparations for The Opening
of Cadet College
Rev. Ray I. Tomlin, Pr.
Payne Institute, at Augusta, spoke the heavy and excessive mins pre
nt the C. M. E. church in this city vented thi>».
Monday night, and told the colored j
people of that denomina ion about I ROY ALFORD. JR. MADE GAME
their college, and the work it wisj WARDEN
diing for them. He said that thi
ol. Geo S. Roach. I
ired the services ol
I equipped faculty .
object of the college was to give
them a christiar. education and pre
pare them for us-ful lives. He re
ferred to the fact hat there were
seven of his hearers, who had at
tended the college, and that they had
made good student'. Talk*- were
made by several white citizens who
with him :
Mr. Roy S. Alford. Jr., has been
appointed gam .* warden of Baldwin
county, by State Game Conimission-
cr Twisty. He succeeds Mr. Frank
Malpasr, ind will commence h?«
duties the first of September.
Th * President b
ored male quartet, who sang
songs, all of them had good
Payne college was es:ablishcd by has been added
the Southern Methodist church for Milledgeville
the education of the*rolored people
of the Methodist church, and has at
its head and in the faculty white
One of the sanitary markets that
h become a part of the chain stnr?
the business in
» We/' era meats
being handled by the new mark
et. It is very neat and attractive.
Th? market is under the management
of Mr. Bragg an experienced cutter.
20 Per Cent Increase in Number Qualified Voters This Year
Males Show 120 Increase and
Women Gain Over Two Hun
dred in Onalified List for
The Comine Election
With » total of 2017 voter, quali
fied for the (renera! election in
November, an increase i.
■approximately 20 per cent over the ing
list of two years ago in the general
election of 1926.
During the past year, a heated
local election probably be attributed
as the caus? of the marked increase
shown. In the contest of the Legis
lative race in the fall of 1923, a large
number of names were thrown out*
by the executive committee and dur.
; the ;
■ those wbo were deemed
disqualified have prepared them-j the men have shown only II percent
selves ‘in time for the election. The i increase.
Board of Registrars completed their The largest increase is shown in the
work in May and n complete list has 321st District. One hundred and
been mad- up from the registrars re- twenty-three more voters being quali-
port for the coming primary. | fied than there was two years
A marked fact In the increase that
■: -' own reveolg the fact that therv
is a larger number o/ qualified
women voter* by 45 per cent while
The total negro vote in the county
numben.' 125. The largest perc?nt-
ngc being qualified in the 319th Dis
Col. Roach and Major Rentz wen-
interrupted in their canvas for board
ing cadets by the excessive rains, but
applications are being received daily,
and the indications are that there
will be a large number of boys in
Col. Rnp.ch ha.»' been in his office
the past week, looking after all de
tail work in preparation for the
A number of new desks have been
purchased. They will he received
and placed before the college opens.
The barracks have beeo repaired,
and put in first class condition, and
some changes made in the class rooms
in the college building.
The McDougald Co., have moved
their asphalt plant to Sandersville.
and temporarily suspended paving in
this city. Mr. L. H. Andrews, mem
ber of the Board of Aldermen, states
to the Union Recorder hat paving
will be resumed here later, and that
there will lie seven more additional
blocks zoned, and contract let for
J. L. Beeson, President of G.
W., has been spemMny several
of thi? week in AihtVa.