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Milledgeville, Ga., December 6, 1928
ConaoUdntod in 187S
CITY STORES IN
Business Houses Get Christmas
Decorations. Shopping for
Santas Annual Visit Being
Milledgeville took on the holiday
ir and Christmas spirit this week
hen the stores in the business Hec-
c»n became transformed with their
corations of holly, Christmas bells,
cis and red and preen streamer*,
annual visit of Old Santa Claud
* ~ announced for December 25th,
* shoppers began their hurrying
Bit: ! scurrying in ornest.
' Christmas poods went on display
;t"d the toy stores became filled with
tin* kiddies as they looked over th?
many different varieties of toys so
tney could inform the Old Gentle-
’ ; Jn, known to every kid, just what
The Milledpeville stores are laden
with pifts of every description and
hoppers from neiphborirp towns -are
!>t*inp attracted here by the unusual
display. People of Milledpeville are
findinp their needs and the spirit of
Christmas i» surely in the air. Show
windows show it on every hand and
with only sixteen days left to finish
their .shopninp business, the people
here have pone after it with a happy,
Large or small the fever seem*
catchinp and our thoughts are turn
inp apain to the day that pave us
the preat Kinp of Kinps and gift ex-
rhanpinp hts become the popular
The City Councl’. w:'.i have a
special session Thursday to grant
a franchise to the Natural Gas
Company to pipe the city and
brinp their enterprise into this
territory. The Gas Company will
complete the work in one year,
brinp their pipe line here from
Mississippi. The company will
open offices here and will make
a bip investment.
Mill Executive Coming to
Milledgeville This Week
Hud of Hosiery Mill Planing to Locate Here to Visit City. Work
Clothes Manufacturer Also Will Visit Milledgeville Chamber
AGED WOMAN IN
Miss Ann Ola Rice in City Hospital
With Injuries Received in Ante
Accident. Capt. Wm. Rice
Hiss Ann Ola Rice. 80. remained
a critical condition in the city
pital suffering from injuries re-
ired in an automobile accident on
i Rond Monday after-
n. Rice and Mr. Oscar
occupants of the
aped with minor in-
CENTRAL WANTS TO
DISCONTINUE TWO TRAINS
Evening Train to Covington, Midday
Train to Macon. One From Eatonton
to Be Substituted
The Central of Georgia Railway
Company have filed an application
with the Georgia Public Commission
to discontinue the trains that reach
this city 'rom Macon In the af
ternoon, and the one from Covington
that arrives here about midday.
If permission to discontinue these
trains is granted they ask to estab
lish a train to run >etween Macon
and Eatonton. The ‘rain to leave
Eatonton at 9:15 A. M., and reach
Macon at 11:30 A. M., returning to
leave Macon at 5:20 P. M., and
reach Eatonton 7:35 P. M.
The Commission has set the date
for hearing the application Dec 18th,
at 10:00 o'clock A. M.
noon. Capt. Wi
Med lock other
Miss Rice with her brother and
Mr. Medlock were enroute to their
home in South West Baldwin and
were about five miles from the city
when the steering-wheel locked on
the curve at whnt is known as the
Old Smith Gulley and th? car lung
ed down the forty foot emoankment,
turning over several time?. Capt.
Rice and Mr. Medlock were thrown
from the hurling car and escaped with
minor injuries, but Miss Rice was
pinned in the wreckage.
Miss Rices’ condition due to her
age is considered serious. Internal
injuries and bruises and lacerations
make Miss Rices condition grave.
Capt. Rice is seventy-three years of
age and Mr. Medlock is a middle age
man. Capt. Rice was in the aity I
Tuesday and although receiving a
bad shock and several bruises he had I
recovered from the accident.
.Following correspondence that has I
been in force several weeks between |
the local Chamber of Commerce and !
the President of a leading Hosiery
Mill of the East, the Mill head
will come to Milledgeville this week
to inspect sites and go into detail
further toward bringing the Mam
moth plant to this city.
The Chamber of Commerce haw
made known the fact thut the mill
executives were interested in u new
location in the South and that a
proposition hud been made the
Manufacturers to come here. They
have considered the offer and the
deci-ion of the President to make the
trip to Milledgeville is a s:rong indi
cation that the enterprise will be
landed, the Commerce officials be
The President is expeetde to arrive
here Thursday morning and a tour of
the business section and factory sites
will be made. He will be tendered
a luncheon by the Commerce body
I at noon.
I The mill is one of the largest cntei-
I prises of this type in the nation and
' if located here will represent an in-
1 vestment of several million dollars
i employing over one thousand peopl
with a large weekly pay roll.
The Chamber cf Commerce offi
cials have arranged to meet the de
mands of the company to take
block of stock in the mill if it comes
here. A site has been secured und
Free taxes for a period of five
years will also be given the new
The Chamber of Commerce has al
so been notified by u owner and
operator of a large Work Clothes
Manufacturing concern in Chicago
that he will come here to inspect the
sites. The Chicago executive is due
to arrive next week aid is coming in
response to information sent out
earlier by the Commerce body in
Mrs. C. A. Mize, of the Agricul
tural College in Athens, appeared
before the Board of Education at
their monthly session Tuesday and
urged that a course in Home Eco
nomics be included in the s.utiy in
the county schools. The proposi
tion is being considered. Mrs.
Mize is a sister of Mr. W. I..
Ritchie and Mrs. Dixon Wiliiama
Matter of Farm Agent to Be
Considered. Routine Matters
Consume All of Time in
GUARD AIDS IN
Robert Crocker Makes Getaway
Friend Here. Clemency
County's Board of Com-
rs will convene in a special
lesion Thursday morning to
the matte * of the Farm
•elative to the con-
SAME OFFICER 1 *
Col. George Carpenter Given Twc
Year Term ai Recorder. Other
Officers and Employees
Named for One Year
CADETS BEGIN BASKETBALL
C.fer. Begin Work-out ot C. M. C.
for Schedule After Holiday..
Firat Gome in January
Coach Babe Florence, Coach
Bmndnax and Coach Rentz started
eliminating the more than sixty
candidates that reported for basket
ball pratice thi? week in preparation
for the Menson that open? after the
A wealth of material is at the dis
posal of the Cadet coaches and
* heavy schedule waiting for thin
oy aim at the coveted champion-
-hip. Many games will be played in
the home arena and Coach Rentz who
■ as th- schedule making in charge
*y» hr w»U bring some of the best
•’■ms*in the state here.
The sport hns grown in popularity
-t few years and fans are eager-
waiting the indoor sport after
1 • *t ball season has become his-
I Bridge Torn Away in Recent
Floods Replaced. Will Be Open
To Traffic Shortly. Macon
1 Workmen completed the br: 'ge
I spanning Fishing Creek on the old
Garrison road this week and turned
it over to the County Commissioner?
who have accepted the work under
the contract to replace the bridge
that was torn away in the floods of
! last September.
The bridge work was begun a ftr
1 weeks after the old bridge had born
torn away when high waters and
| heavy rain? plaid havoc wit i read *
mid bridges over the entire o—*‘v
The old Garrison road was one of t..o
main arteries of travel in the county
I and at that time was the route used
to Macon, the upper road being under
construction. The County C >mmis-
rioners rushed plans to replace the
j bridge and the work was completed
All present officers and employees
of the city were re-named at a meet
ing of the City Council at their ses
sion last Monday night for a period
of one year with the exception of
the City Recorder who was given a
two year term.
The present Mayor and Council
entering their second year in control
of y»e city's affairs re-named the
prsent officials unamiously, no oppo
sition being brought before the body.
The nomination which comes at the
December meeting is virtually an
election and the entire staff as it is
at present will be elected at the
Col. George Carpenter was named
Recorder for two years and enters
his sixth year in the city’s service.
The following were the official?
R. T. Baisden, Sr., Clerk and Trcaa
I*. E. Williams, Superintendent of
the Water Works.
W. J. Hayni , Chicf-of-Police.
F. N. Broome. J. M. Murphey, J.
H. Thi: . . i and D. M. Cox policemen.
T . W. Ivey, Superintendent of
THE ELKS HONOR
Annual Ldoge of Sorrow Held in
Lodge Room Sunday Afternoon.
Rev. J. T. Morrow Makes
j. T! -
, Street Superintend
ml A?bficld. Sanitary Officer,
ir :e Carpenter, Recorder.
R. Hines, Attorney.
, M. Murphey, Fire Truck Driver,
Knight, Assistant; W. R. Dun-
1, E. D. Allen, F. E. Wood, C. J.
mani, Hardwick Dent and Tom
1 thin ■
AI-LEN AND DR. TIGNER
" r '1 !>. Allen and Dr. E. A. Tie-
! • m Monday and Tuesday at
' rings, visiting Hon. Frank-
! -* I* rvelt. Governor Elect of
^ '^ay they attended the barbe-
cu j* at (1 ipley, given for Mr. Roosar-
u ‘ 1 w ‘ho made his first public appear-
n J”‘ " i,: “ his election as Governor
■*f W York.
■ NTe rments |n cemetery
Thrr, , V( .
The approaches to the bridge have
not been built up but this work hns
begun and the county officials feel
confident this road will be open to
traffic within a few weeks.
Work on the Macon mad was re
sumed this week and State Engineers
are rushing this highway to comple
tion. The work was suspended when
hishwiy fund,' became un»v»il«Mr
however the county officials have
been assured that these funds would
be received and the work was con-
Plans are being carried forward to
complete the highway work planned
by the commissioner, early in the
year. It ia believed the road from
the Jone. to the Wn.hiwrton county
line, will be paved when the Macon
to Gray war's in completed.
U. D. C. MEETS FRIDAY
THj R. E. Lee Chapter of U. D.
C’s. will meet at the home of Mr».
David Ferguson on Tuesday afternoon
December 11th. An interesting pro
gram ha. been arranged and all the
member, are nrfed to be prwent.
The ladies of the Guild of the St.
Stephens Episcopal church will hold
their annual apron sale in Fraley’s
Pharmacy, the sale beginning at ten
o’clock next Monday.
The Milledgeville Lodge of Elks
gathered in their rooms in the Elks
Home Sunday afternoon in their an
nual Lodg « of Sorrow-, and paid tri
bute to the memory of their depart
The ritual was read and an inter
esting program was rendered.
The address was made by Rev. T. J.
Mot row, of the Sacred Heart Catho
lic church/ The address was un ap
propriate one, and was hea r d with
Capt J. H. Ennis, Exalted Ruler,
paid tribute to the memory of the
Dr. Y. H. Little read a rejection.
The program was interspersed with
a solo by Mrs. R .E. Long, and songs
by u quartette composed of Mrs.
Long, Mrs. Chu.s Conn, end Messrs
Chas Conn und L. H. Andrews.
The Lodge rooms were well filled
by an audience which enjoyed the
DR. ULRICH B. FHILLIPS HAS
WRITTEN HISTORY OF SOUTt
Awarded Pr.xe of 52509.00 For Bes
Unpublished History in American
Dr. Ulrich D. Phillips, son of Mr.
A. P.. Phillips cf thi, city, hnn keen
awarded a prize of $2500.00 by Lit
tle Brown and Co., publisher* of Bos
ton. for the best unpublished history
submitted in the field of American
History. Dr. Phillips book is a His
tory of the South, and will he pub
lished at an early date. This history
was written by Dr. Phillips, after
great reseach, and will take it? place
high among the histories of th©
As an educator and writer through
out the country. Dr. Phillips has a
wide reputation. He fills the chair
of History at the University of
i Agent, action
tinuance of this office being delay-
i ed due to th:* consuming of the time
j of the session Tuesday by routine
j R. H. Wootten, representing the
Chamber of Commerce, J. L. Sibley,
1 representing the Kiwanis. appeared
From Prison Aided by Guard and I L. N. Jordan and George Tunnell.
Friend H»r. ri»m»n<- v I representing the Kiwanis appeared
before the Commissioners and urged
that the office of Farm Agent be re
tained and that a competent man be
secured to curry on this work.
The farm agent, office was made
ten Mr. E. A. Nc-
It is not known
Aided by one of the guards at the
State Prison and u friend in this
city, Robert Crocker, felony prison- ,
or at the State Farm, made his I
escape from the institution Sunday!®?” 1
morning and nil trace of .he prison-! " ,at ,h
er ho, boon lost |
Crocker was recently refused ex-'
ecutive clemency when he made an
appeal while serving a term for n I rou *‘
crime committed in Gainesville, his’ them,
home after having been reared ii
this city. He was a trusty at thi
prison, hnvlnp chanro of tin- .loo,' routine „.„ tu . r , c „„, u mecl the
thnt ore o.V to tr.il cooped prison-j ^ ^ T ^ ^
Trcordimr to the rtory yiven by I th * - F * n “ moU
Capt. J. M. Burke, Crocker left the j ters w * re ,t>f4 unconsidered,
prison Sunday with J. P. Gheesling i * '
and a guard, R. D. McDaniel. They SOUR CREAM STATION TO
drove to Macon where the guard left BE OPERATED HERE
them turning his pistol over to them
and returning to the farm, Crocker i^ n< | *o Sunshine Creamery, of
stating he would return to the prison Monticello, Fla., to Operate At
Monday ar.d the guard reported this t Store of People's Hardware Co.
fact to the prison heads. McDaniel
wo. immediotcly di»chor*cd by tho i A «mr croon, Motion will ho open-
prison outhoritios. ed in this city within the .nelct ton
j that there is opposition to the office
being returned, but the Commission-
j erg have not made known their in-
, tent ions, the financial view being
j brought into the consideration by
| The sfH-einl session called for
| Thursday was made necessary when
Gbeesling and Crocker have not
been heard from and have disappear
ed. Crocker had been at the farm
about two years.
H. S. WOOTTEN
Large Volume of Corretpomleiice
Received Here Demand Time
of Active Man. Visitors to
Mr. H. S .Wootten has been
named .Sccrctu.-y of the Chamber of
Commer* e, and has tnken charge of
the volume o' correspondence and
inquiries that r>**e coming into t!
office of Chnmbrr of Commerce.
For the past veral weeks num
bers of letters of nquiries hav«* come
into ke office of th eChamber of
Conn: rc * relative to the advantages
to be offered by Milledgeville for the
location of manufacturing plant*.
Within the next ten days it is ex
pected '.hat several capitalist.? inter
ested in enterprises in the Ea*t and
West will visit Milledgeville to in
vestigate the advantages here.
Mr. Wootten i»i one of Millcdge-
ville’s hustling and enterprising young
men. and will look well to the dutie?
that he will be called upon to do.
Mr. Finn, representing the Land ‘O
Sunshine Creamery, of' Monticello,
Fla., was in the city Tuesday, and
made arrangements to open up a
sour cream station at the store of the
People’s Hardware Co., Mr. T. B.
Dumas, the Manager, agreeing to fur
nish space and lights free of cost.
The Creamery Co., will put in
charge of the station an experienced
creamery man, und equip it with up-
to-date testing machinery. Cash or
checks on local banks will be paid.
It is expected that the station will
bo installed within the next ten day*.
WATER PUNT SHOWS PROFIT
©ral Needed Iraproi
Bern Made in Paal
The Water Department of the city
in the report made to the CHy Coun
cil by Manager Williams for the
month of November shows that there
were collected $1,810.71. The cost
of operating was $1,201.60. A pro
fit of $609.05 was realized.
The city has within the past few
months made several needed improve
ments at the plant at considerable
cost Milledgeville now ha? a well
equipped plant, and pure water is
being fumsihed the consumers.
DR. EDWIN ALLEN SPRAINS
G.S.C.W. Class in Journalism
To Edit Paper Next Week
The Class in Journalism nt G. S. C.
W. will i.ave charge of the Union
Recorder next week. The issue will
be made up of editorials, specin
stories, local news, general news, etc.,
all of which will be written by mem
bers of the class. A young lady ha?
been designated and made responsi-
able for each department. One of
them will solicit advertisements and
write them when so desired.
The class spent Monday afternoon
hr Macon and the Telegraph Tues
day carried a page of articles pre
pared by them, a number of news
stories being among the number.
They were brightly and snappily
Th * reader.? of the Union Record- 1
er can look forward to next week’s
ifsue with interest, as the class, which
is taught by Prof. W. T. Wynn, is
composed of a number of Georgia’s
brightest young ladies. The editor
of the Union Recorder will band to
them any news items telephoned or
«nt into the office.
The mechanical force of the Union
Recroder is going to do their best to
make the next issue one of the most
attractive ever printed in the office.
A number of extra papery will be
printed and «ent out
Sheriff S. L. Terry ha? been criti
cally ill the* past several' day.?, and
great concern ha» been felt about his
condition by his family and physi
cians. The latest reports from hi?
bedside is that he was resting easier.
Sheriff Terry is pne of Baldwin
county’s most popular men, and all
our people are anxiouy about bin j
Dr. Edwin Alltn .uffead „ pain .
fui injury last Thumday aftrrnoon
when he epmined his nnlcle while nn
u hunting trip.
Dr. Allen stepped down in a ditch
hurriedly when his dog? had pointed
and twisted his ankle. Mr. Jack Ed-
jwirds, who was with him, brought
Wm to hiy residence. The accident.
While not serious, was very painful.
J. L. SIBLEY HAS SOLD TIMBER
Mr. J. L. Sibley has closed o deal
with Washburn & Sons, of Macon,
selling them ‘.he timber on his plan
tation In the Southern part of the
county. There was a large quantity
of valuable timber involved in the
sale, and it U reported that Mr. Sib
ley made $17,000.00 in the trade.