ederal Union Established in 1829
Milledgeville, Ga. f November 29, 1928
Consolidated in 18'12
Football Game Features j New Dormitory Recently
Thanksgiving Celebration Completed at G. S. C. W.
Cadets Meet Ancient Rival on
Davenport Memorial Field
Thursday Afternoon at
GORDON STRONG FOE
Gala Holiday Crowd Expected to
Witness Annnal Prep Classic.
Gordon One of Best Teams
Teams in Association
A tingling of the football atmos
phere war. in the nir this evening, the
Ue of the annua] Prep classic on
lli tvenport Memorial field. Two prep
teams an; on edge and Milledgeville
ready to witness the football game
tomorrow afternoon when G. M. C.
and Gordon, ancient rivals, clash
what is expected to attract one of the
most gala holiday crowds in many
When this story gets to the rend
ing public a Thanksgiving dinner will
have been digested, or nearly so, and
TO GRAY URGED
Committee of Citizens Request
Highway Commissioners to
Continue Pavemtnt to This
A delegation of citizens of Mil-
lcdgeville composed of Messrs D. M.
Roger?’, Geo. 11. Tunnel], L. H.
Andrews and I)r. H. G. Webber went
to Atlanta Saturday and appeared
b.fore the Georgia Highway ; Com
mission and urged, that the paying of
the Macon highway be continued
from Gray to this city. The commit
tee was given the impression by the
Commission that they would give
careful consideration the continua
tion of the paving, -und looked with
favor upon it.
The Commissioner.- of Baldwin
county have recently built a dirt
Annual Home-coming at
G. S. C. W. This Week
Statical* Coming Bock to Ahna
Mater for Another Day on
Campos Going Over College
Days. Hundreds Expected
BANQUETS, TEAS FEATURE
Vesper Services Thursday Begin
Celebration. Special Chapel
Exercises Friday. New
Cap!. Jack Bober... i. dead. Bnildiogs laspected
Another confederate Veteran. A lame number of graduate. and
,u:ed eifthty-HX years. I»» 1 ; former students of G. S. C. W. ar-
after rendering faithful ted ^ w „,, nPHd . y „ight and
Confederate Veteran and Lon.
Time City Officer Has Passed
Away. Funeral Thursday
NEW DORMITORY AT G. S. C. W.
N:w Dormitory recently completed on the campus of thi
College for Women. The building is modem
eonodato three hundred students. A Tea Room and Gy;i
the ’ring side’ will be filled with htt- flee highnnj^Yo’wTthin~four mileu oftb* basement floor — Photographed hjr Eberhart’a Studio,
man forms waiting for the referrees the j onc5 count y line, but suspend-1 _________ ' Tneim
whistle that will start the hospitili- td work on ,« coun t „f the lack of TADUrD r|T|71?W flTV TO flVF
ties that set this American public fund , f rora the Highway Depart-1 g UlYiULIY VII lcjLllY LI 1 1 IV Ul Y L
yelling madly. This same Thanks- ment „
giving Day should create interest. The highway from Milledgeville to
Macon is one of the most important
in the State, and the Highway Com-j
mission Should pav«-it from Gray to M w whHfie | d Ha , s u( |den DeEl! Citizenry lo Gather V. Churches toj
«*ry position he held,
Capt. Roberts died at the City |
Hospital Wednesday, morning, Nov.
28th, where he was carried from his
home a few day* before. He had
|been in feeble and declining health
for a number of months, but pneu
monia was the immediate cause of his
Capt. Roberts was well-known in
cry detail and will a<5- ^(illedKcvillc .and Baldwin county, at
Occupy j, c served on the City Police force for
about twenty years and was known
as u faithful and fearless officer,
showing no favorithmi in the dis
charge of his duty.
John Williams Roberts was bom in
Two prep teams of nearly equal cali
ber are to grapple for the supremacy
of the two schools. It mokes very
little difference who has won or lost
in the games ployed to date, or who
might be doped by th? experts as the
favorite, u good game is ahvnys a
DIES IN FLORIDA THANKSTH’SDAY rS^ wm
PUPILS AT GJC.
at Home in Lakeland Sunday
Night. Funeral Service,
Wednc-J.j in Thu City
The funeral unices of Mr. Murioit
W. Whitfield were held at St.
Stephens Episcopal church Wednes-
norning ir. the presence
these games on Th *>ny
for many years. Thv/ nave oecomc
an annual event and both schools, _ — - -
tire always anxious for the others Cadets to Go Home for Few Pays, large number of relatives and frienau,
scalp. Sessoiu Will Be Resumed 1 Rev. F.,H. Harding officialing. The
They always have the color that Mamina burial was in the cit> cemetery
it takes to make the game popular
,nd there is always that interest that
traeSo a big c-awO.
Special seating arrangements huv
nesday afternoon until
mad-? to accomodate the crowd.
Additional bleachers have been ar
ranged and the school officials have
made ?<pecial effort to have seats for
use who attend.
Coach Johnny Broadnrx has work
ed his team over time for the game
eek. Loosing tie major games
season, the ga ne Thursday is
the hope of redemption, and the ex-
Georgia star has gi.’en his team a
hard write of work-outs and pratices . . • * j ». „„i
. .... . precedent that has exiyted at the col-
to bring them into a winning organi- 1 ....
zation for the final game of the
MtHrfuy Moruiug X'eurer. W: Dr. M. F Stem
Colleg.’ bridge, Messrs Comer Stubbs. T. H
or ^fhalikHgiving holiday Wed- Clark, J. H. 'Holloway, Marion Allen.
afternoon until Monday morn- E. C Kidd, H. S. Woottcn and R. H. »» r
Reynolds.. Major Godfrey (Merman,
A number of the boarding Cadets and officers of the G, M. C. Band,
left Wednesday evening for their acted as an honorary escort,
homes, hut many of them remained The death of Mr. Whitfield occurr- paitor of th? Methodist church, will
in the city to witness the G. M. C- c d j n Lakeland, Fla., some time Sun-' preach a special Thanksgiving ser-
Gordon football game Thursday nf- day night, as he was found dead in j mon. At this service a specinl offer-
ternoon. i his room early Monday morning, and i ing will be taken to be dis'ributed
The children of the grades wer • the sud news reached this city a short j among the poor.
Give Thank: ft>r Bastings.
Grrora! Holiday Declared.
Fooiba’d ni 3
With low hanging cloud« threaten-
nr to mnke Thanksgiving damp for
J'Tlrdvsville. the holiday atmosphere
ivevails. and tomorrow. Thursday,
find th>* citizenry in a general
very body out taking advantage of
he day of rent
•riwices will begin the day
ml Thanksgiving ityle. The
'Veahytsrian, Methodist and Baptist
churchca will have u Union Thanks-
giving service at the Baptist church
ot 10 :.*10. Rev. John Yarbrough,
of course, happy, with the pro ue«
of not having to return to thei
studies several days.
President Roach is following
Tnursday will close the football
season in Milledgeville. Just how
successful the season ha? been mnkey
little difference. Twelve mor»* months
will come and go before another
gutnc will be played and the fans will
gru p the opportunity.
Tii? game begins at three o’clock
op Davenport Memorial field.
tim? Inter by a telegram from Mr. J.
• O. Bloodworth received by his brother,
Mr. C H. Whitfield, to whom it came
, as a great shock, ns he had only a few
i hours befoie received a letter from
lege a number of years relative to him written Saturday,
making the Friday, after Thanks- • The remains reached Milledgeville
giving day a holiday. \ on t j,e afternoon Georgia Railroad
A large number of the Cadet? train Tuesday, and were carried to
battalior went to Mecon Friday t" the Moore Funeral Home, where they
witness *h«* Lar.ier-G. M. C. football j remained until the funeral hour,
gnm?. The Cndets headed by th>
band staged a parade through po«-
Services at St Stephens Episcopal
church will bpgin at 11:00 o’clock,
ltev. F. H. Harding, the Rector e
ducting the services.
The Catholic church will h
«oecinl services during the day. Re’
he enlisted in the calvury, and went Thursday at noon, a Thanksgiving
the front, lie mad. a brave and 1 dj nner will be served in the colleg-’
e soldier, fearing no danger he j dinintr halls,
went where duty called. At the close Thursday afternoon, students anil
of the war he was a member of y^tor,, will attend the football game
Phillips Legion. ' at G. M. C.
in early munhood he married Mrs. Thursday evening ut 8:30, the
Catherine Cummings, and at the clcae j tb |„j num ber of the lyeeum course
of the war he opened a general raor w j|| |, c , (riven when Beilharfi Play
cantilc business in Linton, which he. Compuny will present, “The Whole
conducted for more than twenty-five Town’s Talking.” This company
years. By his marriage to Mrs. Cum- ma d c u hit here last year when they
niing he is survived by the following 1 presented “The Family* Uj^tairs."
childrm: Mrs. C. L. Moran, of thi? Friday morning, Uk*. chapel oxer-
city r Mrs. P. F. Duggan, of Atlanta; I hM , awil| be Biven over entirely the
Mrs. E. A. Jernigan, of Mayfield; /d6jnninp t n appropriate program
Mm Harley Pierce of Chicago; Mrs. ^ bcinft panned by Mis,? Gussie H.
Howard Cumming, of Ocalla, Fla., T abb , president of the Alumnae As-
Mr. J. I. Roberta, of Hancock Coun- soc j at j on<
A number uf grandchildren and ' durin|( thl . , loy , Friday.
j the visitors will be expected to visit
and impact new buildings on the cam-
Friday afternoon, the Alumnae As-
great grandchildren also survive him.
Mrs. Roberts died several years ago,
and later he married Mrs. Snllie
Smith, whom he leaves a widow.
Capt. Roberts was a man of strong
determination and will power, and
his life was one of unusual activity.
His constitution yielded gradually to
old age, and it has been within only
the past few months that he became
Besides engaging in the mercan-
Thursday morning. The Thanksgiv
ing season has for many yoars been
observed as home-coming time and it
is expected that this ye.ar’s program
will he more interesting than any of
its predecessors. Members of the
Alumnae Association, students, and
the Y. W. C. A. are combining their
efforts to entertain the visitors.
Wednesday night, a majority of the
visitros are expected to arrive.
Thursday morning, a special
Thnnk»giving Morning Watch service
will be held in the auditorium. This
service is being planned by the Alum
nae committee of Y. W. C. A. of
which Dorcas Ricker is diairman.
.J. Morrow has announc?d. as has! tile business ut Linton, and his con-
e>ways been the pratice in this! nection with the police of Milledge-
church. ( Vilk, he was at one time a warden
’ r h" annual i-rep foo’.ball cla«sic 1 at the State Farm, and road overteer
••’ ill be played on Davenport Me- in Hancock county. He had a stro*”'
i Whitfield was the young-! mortal Field at three o’clock when and dominating conviction of fail
f Col. Robert Whitfield and Gordon Institute and G. M. C. meet fulness to every duty that was «
BALDWIN COTTON CROP
SMALLEST IN HISTORY
Government Report Show. Failure of
Crcp by Fiftw Per Cent of Ln.t
tion? of the business streets Their j Mrs Effie Harris Whitfield. His i or. the gridiron. : trusted to him.
boldierlv bearing and conduct madc fathl . r was n gifted lawyer and lead- The *>arly morning hours will fire 1 ! The funeral services will be held
a pleasing impression upon the hun- j nR member of the Milledgeville bar| many hunt**rs in th-? f«eld. T 1 *" br? ! - J 0 t the Baptist church Thuifday aftcr-
dreds who saw it. j n number of years*, representing his nefs man w * l h £un .and dog takcx the' noon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. H. I». War-
the House and Senate. His holiday to this advantage. | nock officiating
LYCEUM NUMBER AT G. S. C. W. ! mother was the daught?r of Judge Hundreds of .he fair sex from «!»
The students of the G. S. C. W.
will end a “prefectly happy" day
Thursday by gathering in the audi
torium at night to witness “The
Whole Town's Talking,” which will
be presented as one of the Lyceum
This comedy has attracted wide
spread attention where ever it has
been presented. The cast is made
up-of the most talented actre- ses nnd
actor?, and a most vivid portrayal i?
It is expected that u large num
ber of towns people will be present.
Prof. 0. A. Thaxton, who has the
,, . ! management of the lyeeum numbers
<TO P _would exceed the ^ dircrtio „ ,, „ urt th . t -The
Whole Town - , TnklinR” will mnke »
ie desiring any
Baldwin's cotton crop fell far be
low .ill estimates and way the smal
lest in the history of the county Gov-
err.ra*’nt reports in a statement issu
ed his wek which included all ginn
ing rtcord? through November 14th.
The crop this year netted noly 2,-
• r >38 bales in comparison to 4,852
hairs for 1927, pratically a fifty per
°t .eduction over the figures of
Thi- crop failure was attributed to
thv heavy rains during the planting
•and fruiting season, by authorities.
De?pu,. the weather conditions that
wi r “ ^moralizing to the crop it was
believed the crop would exceed the '
nt fi Kurc.«. The acreage plant-
was the daughter of Judge Hundreds ol .he rair sc
; Chas Harris, of Mncon .and a grand- ? ec’.ions of the state are scheduled |
| dauL’ ter of Judge Iverson L. Harris. ' » arrive in Milledgeville this even
1 He was born in this city about 38 f‘>r the nr.nua! home coming a!
| years ago. He received his educa- *hc Georg::* State Coll”gc for Womer i
j tion in the Georgia Military Col- • Special programs will feature the ~us»c.l
lege, end while a cadet in that inati-i *>y« activities on the cxnmi-. D in , Aecid.r :
tution he organized and was leader; que’^i and rhrr. rernons will be eon 1
of the first band the college ever, turned th - nn the weeb-end.
had. He was a free-hearted, jovial, I P uW 'c schools in ths eount-
rocial boy, and everybody knew and ” ' *' e c’os-d the remainder of th-
liked him. In manhood he retained | ^oek, the school children taking par
this nature, and a mor? popular ,fl national holiday,
young- man ever made hi, home In i ,t: >yor M. E. Pennington has issuer
this city. He was industrious and j « proclamation calling for the observ
active in badness here, until the i a "ce of the dey and Milledgcvill.
world war, when he became a soldier! P"»P ! ' ■» answering the exit. Vlsi
in the United .States Army aad went expected to pack the towp
to France. After th- war he return-] sfur.nff the day.
ed to Milledgeville and engaged
rill entertain the visitor*
with a tea in the new college^ tea
room from 4:00 to 0:00 o’^loclc''
Fri Icy nigh', the Junior class and
visiting member> of the Sophpmoiv
clarr. of ’28, will hold their annual
bm.quet. Misr. Dorothy Jay, president
of the Junior criasa will preride. The
ha-quel will be held nt the Baldwin
:':.turday afternoon, '.he visitors
will be guests of honor a*, teas in the
dormitories, and hikes given by the
i Saturday evening, the picture.
The Skyscraper” starring William
Joyd, will be given.
Mary of the visitors will remain
BOTH ARMS OF YOUNG
MAN BROKEN IN FAIL
■•d thl, year was pratically the i g^t h it, and any
*•” 1 u °f 11*27. | information can se
with hi?) brother, Mr. C. H. JU^^CF. OF PEACE AND
Whitfield, until three years ago, CONSTABLES TO BE CHOSEN |
when he went to Lakeland where he
managed u>e Whitfield Distributing;
Co. He won '.he esteem and e**tab-
tat in Only
Russell Major, of Savannah, who
was here 'pending tome time visiting
his aunt, Mrs. Wallace But*s, was the
rictim of a painful accident Satur-
Isy abou- noon.
He with Mr. Butts and others were
ngaged i.i cutting trees at the home I
>f Misses Mary and Katie Clin?. Ma-!
or had tawed off the limb of a tree.;
vhich in falling had caught. He went
>ut on another limb to free it, and !
tarting brek to the trunk he slipped
ind fell a distance of fifteen feet. 1
loth arms were broken at '-he wrist. [
He was carried to the office of Dr.
T. M. Hal!,jvho set the broken bones
and then carried to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Butts.
li-hed himself in the confidence of
; th* people of that city.
| * Mr. Whitfield is survived by two
™ REr b OYS ESCAPED FROM | COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVING brothpr? Co] Robert Whitfield, of
hour boys craped from the Train-
Sunday night, and socur-
"K th? Fcrd car of Mr. C. E. Kidd
ntinued on their way. The Ford
| found ;r Washington county,
' r; ^ j been left
The ichook^VBaldwin county th. Unite**Staten Army and Mr.
dosed Wednesday afternoon for the Chis. II. Whitfield of this ci'y, and
Thankfgiving holidayr, and will not onc riatcr, Mr?. Welles Meriam, of
rcaum; uptil Monday morning of W afhington. D. C.
next week. Marion Whitfield will long be re-
Thoic of the tr.xcherx "ho do net m( , mb( , red her „ by th( , fricnds 0 f his
r-e do in the c ty or county will go ;
t oth r h-mca to spend the hoiidsys. boyhood ond young manhood.
An election for Justic-* of the
Peace and Constables will be held in
the districts throughout the county
Saturday, December 1st
d ! «trict. and that is the 321st. wher n
There wil be a contest in only onc
A. S. K-?mp and B. L. Layfield are
rnnr.lng for Justice of the Peace.
In tho 32-Oth, the city di'trict, the
rrcsent incumbent*, Judge B. C.
Ward, Justice of the Peace nnd W.
T. Lundy will be elected without
BAZAAR WILL BE HELD MONDAY
COMPANY IS GRANTED
Ef'ort Brian M.d. by Chamber of
Commerc. lo Socaro Location
Headquarters Here J
The Southern Gas Cooporation
has been granted a franchise in Mil-
This is one of the large ;t gas con- .
~* r.s in the country, and is extend-
g 'ta pipes through out the coun-
"7, the State of Georgia being in-
< ludcd. It furnishts heat for manu-
c uring plants ir.3titut r ens and
p.riv-tc r,':»dcnce«, much cheaprr than
ran he dene by coal.
Th? Chamber of Commerce, head-
-d fiy Mr. R. H. Wootten, Presiden.,
I? enri-avorlng to get the Company
'n Irca'.o headquarters in this c 8 ty.
Thu people of Milledgeville should
lend every aas'stance to the Cham
ber of Commerce in accomplishing
ie members of the eirelcs of the
Woman’s Missionary Society will;
hold a Bazaar in the building occupi-1
c-d by Benson's Bakery Monday. All
kind of fancy articles suitable for
Christmas gift?, candies, sandwiches,
cakes, etc., will be sold. Coffee and
oyn^re will be terved. The ratron- 1
age of the public i.«s desired.
The Third District ol Georgia
”-'.e A rociation fo Graduate Nur-
3 t-ill meet at the Macon Hospital
i?r::,i Home SatunJay December
t, at C 00 P. M., An intrrssting
rrcrrn res i;rn arranged for the
- 'i!r^ and the r-urres in the county
re I xrcried to attend.