G. S. C. W.
ou t hVr,,H^r ,uM,,h? ' 1 iD iVil' Miltdgerille, C.., December 13, 1928
GRANTED BY CITY
Lines to Come Here From Muon.
Work to Begin in Three Months
and to Be Completed in
A nrentJ5i»e year franchise has
been granted the Natur.il Gas Com
pany of Birmingham to lay pipes for
natural gas in Milledgeville. This
work is to begin in three months and
will be completed within thirteen
The pipe lines are to extend from
he natural oil fields of Louisiana,
through Alabama, Georgia, and into
The pipes to Milledgeville will
come through Birmingham, Nashville,
Atlanta, and Macon. Should franch-
ires be secured sufficient to warrant
building the line into Augusta the,
work will he continued there from
The brick yards, state sanitarium,
day plants, and other industries of
the town will benefit from the use of
natural gas, and the city council is
to be commended for taking this
CHRISTMAS CANTATA .TO BE
Mis. Jenkins Will Direct Presentation
of "The Wonderou. Story" High
School Student, to Take Part
A beautiful Christman cantata,
“The Wondrous Story,” will be pre
sented at the Methodist church or
Sunday evening at 7:30, by the Pea
body high school students under the
direction of Miss Maggie Jenkii
and assisted by the G. S. C. W. «
chestra supervised by Miss Christine
Miss Jenkin.s has spent many week?
perfecting the beautiful choruses and
the entir ehigh school has co-operated
with her. This will be a very suit
able beginning for the Christmas rea
son and the people of Milledgeville
are cordially invited to attend.
WORK AT WATER
Changes and Improvements Made
at Big Cost to City. Floods in
Aagnst Cause Damage and
Entire System Renovated
Milledgevillc’s water works arc in
first class condition according to P.
E. Williams who has given the fol-
owing information concerning rec
The levee has been raised thirty-
seven inches above the high water
mark at a cost of $400. A drain has
been arranged to get rid of the water
that formerly accumulated from the
hills surrounding the water works.
This cost $75. The embankment
ar'iond the raw water basin has been
repaired, strengthened, and raised
and n new drain arranged to prevent
fut-re slides. The cost of this was
$3( 0. The clear water barin was re
paired and leaks stopped at a cost of
$25. New signal line has been run
from stand pipe to the pump house,
this costing $115. A new 75 H. P.
heavy duty pump, with capacity of
900 gallons per minute, and a new
15 H. P. low lift pump with a ca
pacity of 900 gallons per minute
have been installed, the two costing
$2,050. Fittings for these pumps and
their installation amounted to more
than $750. A new $615 chlorinator
has been purchased. The total cost
of these improvements already made
since the August floods is $4,330.
The water works are now in first
clasa condition, four pumps being
ready at all times. The pumps were
tested Thursday afternoon, all of
them being in use at one time for 15
minutes. The total capacity avail
able in an err »-jr<»n**y in about 3,000
gallons per min ite, this being more
than can be used by all the fire de
partments in this district in operation
Tht sewer line from the State
Farm h under construction, the line
^"m the T. B. Camp has been com-
" and tha. from the women’s
about half finished. The re
mainder hr 7 been agreed upon and
1 rveyod nd will be completed as
king of kings coming
‘King of Kings" will be shown in
'■ auditorium at G. S. C. W., Fri-
y night, December 14, at 8:00
loch, sponsored by the G. S C.
imnae. This picture is the great-
1 *v*r made showing the life of
‘fist. The price of admission is
1 cents for adults and 25 cents for
>ND!Tio N OF sheriff S. L.
During Lh e p 88 ^ several days there!
■ been no marked change in the
gJUon of Sherifrsrfcr-Terry. Ib
t *«p rt from him Wednesday wa_
it b was not retting well and
com! !i on continues critical.
L C. HALL TO
Banker Nominated as Head of
Local Club. Strong Board of
Directors to Serve for Next
At the regular weekly meeting of
the Kiwanis club Friday evening at
7:15 o’clock, the nominating com
mittee made their report with the
following selections: L. C. Hall,
president: F. H. Harding, vice-presi
dent; William T. Wynn, district
trustee; D M. Rogers, treasurer.
The members of the board of
directors are Francis Daniels, Erwin
H. Bohm, W. H. Arnall, George S.
Roach, Edwin H. Scott, J. A. Home,
and L. N. Jordan. The election will
be held on Friday, December 14.
One of the best programs of the
year was enjoyed by the large group
present. Miss Christine Cottner,
teacher of violin at G.- S. C. W., gave
four beautiful violin numbers. Miss
Cottner’s ability and skill as a viol
inist are well known and the Kiwan-
ians were fortunate to have such a
talented musician on their program.
Mbs Ruth Stone, teacher of educa
tion and expression at the college,
gave two delightful readings. Miss
Stone njver fails to entertain and
hc-r contributions are an asset to any
Frank E. Bone, the popular retir
ing president, has had a most suc
Masonic Lodge Once Visited
By Marquis de Lafayette
Rcpreuitatives of The Joumliun Clou Visit Historic Build in f sod
Viewed With Interest Interior of Lodge Room
G. M. C. CLOSES FOR XMAI
STUDENT JOURNALISTS STUDY BUILDING
MiHedgerille Masons Meet in 100 Year Old Building. Erected on
Lottery Plan When This City Was The Capital
"There’s the chair where Le-
Fayette sat when he visited our
lodge," said Mr. McMullen, secretary
of Benevolent Lodge No. 3, F. & A M.
Milledgeville, when he acted as guide
to show three members of our
Journalism class through the Ma
sonic building. And immediately all
three of us in turn had to sit in the
chair. Such a thrill it was for us!
The Masons of Milledgeville own
the building on the north-eastern
comer at the intersection of Hancoca
and Wayne streets. Exactly one hun
dred years ago this month, it was
voted to undertake to raise by Louisi
ana lottery, sufficient money to build
a Masonic hall in Milledgeville and
on the twenty-fifth of June, 1832,
the cornerstone way laid with elabo
rate ceremonies. In 1834 the build
ing was completed and ready for oc
cupancy. At the present time the
ground floor of this building is used
by the Exchange Bank and the Union
Recorder printing office.
The entrance, used by the Ma
sons to go to their rooms on the sec
ond and third floors, is on Hancock
street between the bank and the
printing office. When we entered at
that doorway and began to climb the
narrow ypiral stair case, one of our
group exclaimed, "This looks exactly
like the stairway in ‘Seventh Heaven".
To one not familiar with that pic
ture just Imagine a staircase which
could be placed inside a tank only
ten feet in diameter and high wnough
to contain seventy-one steps. All
around the seventy-one steps there is
a graceful mahogany railing which
adds beauty as well an a nec-
When we reached the first landing
we went into a large recreation room
kept for the pleasure of the mem
bers of the lodge. The floor in this
room, as in other rooms in the build
ing, is made of hand dreBsed boards
six inches wide. It is the very floor
which was laid u hundred years ugo
and it is Rood for another century, at
least The walls of the building are
two feet thick and, if you lean over
the wide window sill, you can see that
the bricks are laid alternately length
wise' and endwise.
On the other side of the building
from the recreution room is the ban
quet hall. No one could ever mis
take the identity of this room be
cause of the two long tables which
extend the full length of it.
“In here I have attended many
banquets," said a member of the
lodge who was with us. "Just a year
or two ago we had a delicious turkey
supper which cost us less than fifty
cents a plate. The thing about it is,
nobody is in it to make money and
the meals are served at cost. And
that is one of the main reasons why
some orders have succeeded and oth
ers have not," he added. One hun
dred and fifty people can be served
in the hall.
Our guide tiien proceeded to lend
us to the next floor. On the right at
the head of the stairs there is a door
in which there is a "peck hole” about
the size of a fifty cent piece,
metal .nayonic emblem is the door
This unusual door opens into a
large rectangular room. Mr. Mc
Mullen called this the Blue lodge. In
the center of the room there is a
large wooden altar on which we saw
an old, worn Bible, with cover* throo-
fourths of an inch thick. The Bible
was lifted and the top of the altar
was raised. In it there were num
hers of rolls of paper which resembl
ed miniature diplomas. But thesp
were tied with pieces of black crepe
and Mr. McMullen explained that
they were the records of their dead.
Sojne of the papers were yellow
with age and some wc knew had not
been in there for a very long
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CHARTER DEC. 17
Civic Club Organized Here Spon
sored by Macon Lions. Plans
Made for Big Party Upon
The Lions Club of Macon is spon
soring the organization of the Lions
Club of Milledgeville, twenty-five
representative citizens of this city
having signed the petition for
charter at the time we go to press. ^
Frank P. Meadows, a member of
the Macon Lion? Club and state
chairman of the Extension Commit
tee-, spent Tuesday and Wednesday
in Milledgeville completing the or
ganization. Temporary officers have
been elected in the persons of Jere
N. Moore ns president and DeWitt
Rogers as Secretary.
Arrangements arc going forward
for a meeting of the Milledgeville
Lions and their wives and sweethearts
on Monday night, December 17, at
which time the charter will be pre
sented to the new club. The wires
have been keept hot today in an ef
fort to arrange for a special program
unique in the annals of Lionism, but
at at this time confirmation cannoi
be given of the plans.
Among the charter members whose
names are available as we go to press
are M. L. Curry, Jas. A. Ivey, E. »•
Jackson, Goorce S. Carpenter, Jere
N. Moore, D. C. Rogers, H. S. Gie«s,
J. W. Overstreet, W S. Edwards, Jr.,
C. E Smith. T, L. Simpson, Thos. H.
Rents, V. L. Nash, J. E. Broadnax. C.
E. Florence, L. N. Calloway, J. T.
Andrews. Eddie Walls, John W.
Hutchinson and A. I. Butta.
The committee to arrange for the
charter night celebration afe M L.
Cury, L. N. CaUoway and T. L. Siinp-
Asais'ing them will be a indies’
GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE HIRED LABOR WILL BE
CLOSES ON DECEMBER 22 USED ON COUNTY ROADS
The County Commissioners hav
decided to change the method of
working the roads of the county dur
ing 1929, and will do their work of
road repairs and construction
hired labor rather than uith
victs. The Commissioners feel that
the abundance of labor now seeking
employment justifies them in making
The use of convict labor is be
coming more and more unsatisfac
tory. A large number of convicts
are physically incapacitated for la
bor, but under /the law must bo|
taken by the counties and support
ed without any labor return. In
certain seasons of the year very lit
tle work can be done on the roads,
and though no work is being done the
convicts have to be maintained in
practical idleness. This expense will
be saved where hired labor is used.
The Commisioncrs believe that the
change in road working methods will
result in a considerable Hiving to
the tax payers.
The Coramisioners have elected Mr.
J. L. Edwards as County Engineer
and Superintendent of roads. Mr.
R. W. Almond hus been elected to
oversee the work of the road force
and have charge of the County prop
erty used in road construction.
Mr. Edwards has been here several
month*; as supervisor of this divis
ion of the State Highway Depart
ment and has managed the construc
tion of the Macon Highway. He is
a competent engineer and will have
complete charge of all road work.
Everyone has been asking why all
the- girls on the campus of G. S. C.
W. seem to be in yuch a state sup
pressed excitement. Every girl looks
as if she thinks something delightful
is going to happen to her. Why,
there ere just ten more days before
the girls go home!
December twenty-second i*i the day
set for the "Beauty Special" to leave
taking the girls to their homes:. Of
the 1150 students enrolled nt the
college only twenty-seven live out
side of Georgia. North Carolina
sends us three girls; South Carolina,
six; Florida, twelve, and Mississippi,
Ten days is such a short time and
there is so much to do before Christ
inas. This accounts for htc rush which
we se$ everywhere. In spite of all
the ‘shop early’ and ‘mail early’
signs, wc have let Christmas i-lip up
on us. Nevertheless, there is lots
of fun shopping with the Christmas
crowd, and tieing up interesting
packages at the last minute.
1 he coming of th? now year wi'I
bring new work, for January second
is the time set for the girls to return.
Much fun and happiness will be
crowded into the holidays.
G. M. C. closes formally Frida;
morning, Dec. 21, and the student
return home for the holidays fou
days ahead of Santa Claus, it wn
announced early Monday morning.
This nrnrks the end of a very sue
ccssful fall, and the students wil
return ready to finish the semester,
with renewed spirits.
The college will reopen for work
January 3, 1929.
Clob Complete* Splendid Record o
Servcie to Coon tv and Ci+v. Aid
to Formers Among Most
The Kiwanis club of Milledgcvil*
ha» proved the truth of its motto
"We Build.” This fact was brought
out in an interview with Rev. F. H.
Harding, secretary of the club, when
he outlined Cue work sponsored during
the year that will end with the elec
tion of new officers Friday night
Accordir- Rev. Harding, the Ki
wanis put-pone is two fold; to bring
the business mer. into social contact
with one another, and to sponsor
civic upbuilding. That this purpose
has been accomplished here is shown
by the many projects for the good of
the community which the Kiwanians
have sponsored Among the out
standing are the appropriation for
the erection of*tho memorial fence
a tG. M. C., the appropriation for
the Georgia Training School Band
the sponsoring of safetv Minr-otion
by calling *»tttho city offft
als to danger spots in the city where
stop signs should be placed, and to
the danger of trucks driving without
lights, and the formation of the A.
A. A. Club.
Kiwanians have also been interest
ed in the agricultural welfare of
‘he county They have put over a
cessful Farmers Institute, donated
$75.00 for a cotton demonstrnt'oR,
and were instrumentn'. in r uling a
meeting of the farmers nnd raising
money for the Hilary of a tobacc.
pert to introduce the growing of to
bacco in Baldwin county. This prom-
is-M o be one of the greatest ns***t:
to the community
Mr. Harding stated that the club
had worked on a plan for a charity
organization, also for a prison relief
society to aid those who are released
from the prisons and need nwistance
for a new fctart in life.
Dr. Tkompsofl Makes Report at
Kiwaais Meeting oa Priaoa
Relief OrgaaizatieB Cfencas
Rev. Geo B. Thompson, chairman
of the committee appointed by the
Kiwanis club to make investigations
for the organization of a prison re
lief association, mode a final report
for the committee at the regular
meeting of the club on Friday even
ing. He stated that plans had been
perfected for a citizens mass meeting
to be held at an early date; after
which the organization will be ready
Dr. Thompson stated that the' pur-
pone of the organization is .o assist
prisoners as they arc released from
state farm and other penal in
stitutions of the state. Ho further
indicated that the organization would
have nothing to do with pardons, pa
roles, trials or sentences. Its main
object will be to -isnifit in securing
mployment and it will also offer
spiritual advice where it is desired.
ELKS TO HAVE
All Old Members Are to Be Wel
comed. Large Number
Expected. Appiopriate Ex
ercises. Turkey Dinner
committee of Mcsdames George Carp
enter, V. L. Nash, E. B. Jackson, M.
L. Curry and Jere Moore.
The nominating committee who
will name the first slate of officers
for the new club consists of Geo.
Carpenter, E. B. Jackson, John W.
Hutchinson, T. H. Rentz and Joe
District Governor Jos. W. Popper,
former International Director Thos.
H. Halliburton, President Mark
Ethridge, all of the Macon Lions Club
together with other members of that
club and their ladies will attend the
charter night and members of the
Dr.Min, Sparta, Aliens and Augusa
Lions Clubs are expected.
The Milledgeville Lodge of Elks
are planning to have a home coming
gathering next Wednesday, Decem
ber, 19, at 8:00 o’clock P. M.
It is expected that this will be ont
of the greatest occasion;* ever en
joyed by the local Elks, as every
living Elk who has been a member
of the Milledgeville lodge is invited
and expected to be present.
A program of appropriate exercises
is being arranged and the district
deputy und grand exalted ruler will
At the conclusion of the exercises,
sumptuous turkey dinner will be serv-
FRANK BONE STRICKEN
IN NORTH CAROLINA
News reached Milledgeville Mon
day that Mr. Frank E. Bone was
stricken with influenza while on a
business trip to Asheville, N. C., for
the Oconee Clay Products.
Mrs. Bone rushed to his bedside.
The latest news from him today indi
cates that his condition is much im
proved; and he will probably return
home in a few day*.
The Directors of the Milledgeville
Banking Company held a meeting
Thursday, December, and received
the statement from the bank, and de
clared the usual 8 per cent semi-an
nual dividend, making a total of 16
per cent for a year.
The earnings of the year were the
largest in the history of the bank.
The directors expressed themselves
as pleased with the businen of the
HENRY LANE DIES
ILL SHORT TIME
Young Firmer Died At dty Hos
pital Monday Morning. Funeral
Srvicee Conducted Tueaday.
Mr. Henry Lane, one of Baldwin
county’s well-known young raeq,
died at the City Hospital Monday
morning, December 10th, after a
The funeral services were held ax
Moore’u Haaui'i tore* v
monnog at eleia^o’ctock, Rev. J. H.
Mr. Lane was the youngeet son of
Mrs. M. B. Lane nnd the late Mx.
Henry Lane. He was engaged in
'arming and dairying and u few week*
ngo accepted the management of the
dairy of Mr. H. G. Banks.
He was pleasant and sympathetic
in his nature, und had hosts of
friends and his untimely death is
deeply regretted. He is survived by
his wife, formerly Miss Essie S* vene,
two small children; his mother, Mrs.
M. B. Lane, und four sisters, Mrs.
Alonza Haddock of Haddock, Mrs. (J.
S. Cowan of Hapeville, Mrs. Charles
Moore of Gordon, and Mrs. Robert
Watson of Baldwin county: and onu
brother, Mr. R. L. Lane of Macon.
IS BADLY BURNED
Ch„. B. Smith Fall, A.lnp WkiU
Smoking A Cigarett* nnd Sets
Charles B. Smith, a well-known
barber of this city, was painfully and
seriously burned early Wednesday
morning, when it is rupposed his bed
caught fir© from a cigarette he was
smoking when he fell asleep.
Mr. Smith boards at the McCull
ough house, and about four o’clock in
the morning other occupants of the
house were aroused from their slum
bers by smoke, and tracing the source
they found the bed covering and bed
burning, and Mr. Smith in an uncon
scious condition. The blaze wa»
quickly extinguished and Mr. Smith
was found to be badly burned about
the hands, arms shoulder- and face.
Medical aid was summoned, and his
sufernig allcriated unless * impli
cations yet in Mr. Smith will t -cover
from his bi ‘ns.
BALDWIN OUNTY’S COTTON
CROP CUT ACCORDING TO RE
PORT FROM WASHINGTON
The Department of Commerce at
Washington on date Decembr 8, 1928
"There were 2,719 bales of cot
ton ginned in Baldwin county, from
the crop of 1928 prior to December
1, 1928 as compared with 4,906 bales*
ginned to Decembar 1, 1927."
Thia shows 2,187 balcy less than
were ginned last year.
FARMERS CLUB WILL MEET
The regular monthly meeting of
the Farmers Club will be held Sat
urday with Mr. Adrian Horne.