Young and Old Alike Join in Cele-
Sration of Nadeity. Poor ia
City Remeaabered. Treea
With th« dawn cam.' a fine clear
day and a peaceful and tranquil
Christmas w.m ushered in last Tues
Calm observance characterized
Milledfeville’s observance of the
Nativity. Rich and poor alike awoke
lo a day of quiet rejoicing and Snn-
ui Clam hod been busy during the
Christmas trees in all parts of the
city shed their presence and present
ed ;| beautiful scene. The large cedar
on the front yard at the Georgia
State Sanitarium had been decorated
with n hundred colored light?, giving
evidence of the spirit that prevailed
at the Institution. On the lawn of
the homo of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Allen,
the large holly tree with its thousand?
of red berries, a score of colored
lights and the green leaves made a
colorful scene that spoke the real
Christmas spirit. In the heart of th**
bu-iness section was another lighted
tree that tended to produce and radi
ate the spirit of the Yuletide. Other
trees were scattered throughout the
ci‘y and through windows could be
seen the lighted tree with little kid
dies playing about them, the real
spirit of the day.
The poor in the city were not for
gotten. Baskets of fruit -and food
made glad the hearts of the destitute
and the ministers tpread the spirit of
Christmas in the most humble huts.
The glad tidings of the Nativity were
carried everywhere by the generous
spirit of those who gave to the Empty
•, At the dawn countless children
"awoke from their slumbers to rush to
see what Santa Claus had brought
them. Soon the .air was filled with
tooting horns, and the laughter of
happy children. Later in the day
they broke from homes in loud laugh
ter to try their new toys or show them
A small group filed to church Inter
in the morning and heard again the
glad tiding of great joy. Rev. F. H.
Harding at the Episcopa church told
of the birth and of the nessage. The
Catholics of the city were at their
church in meditation and rejoicing at
the birth of the Christ-child.
The down-town section was desert
ed. Only a few cars were parked in
the business section and only a small
number of people were seen standing
on the streets. In the afternoon
many automobiles took to the high
ways for .an afternoons outing. Fam-
lie 3 were gathered together in re
union* in many homes.
And b> night fireside parties con
gregated throughout the city. Tired
but happy the kiddies were rushed to
bed for Christmas was over and an
other three hundred and sixty-five
days must pass before Santa comes
Federal Union Established in 182b
southern Recorder ” 181V
Milledgeville, Ga., December 27, 1928
TWO NEGROES ARRESTED
ON CHARGE OF STEAL!.'!
RESIDENCE OF MR. T. S.
JEANES DAMAGED BY FIRE
Prompt and Effective Work By Fire
men Save One of Hendiomeat
Home* From Destruction
The home of Mr. T. S. Jeanes, on
Jefferson street, was threatened by
fire late Tuesday (Chriytmas) after
noon. The blaze when discovered
was burning its way on the roof, and
had gained considerable headway.
The soqnding of the alarm quickly
brought the firemen .and engine to
the scene. Effective and weil planned
work, soon had the fire under con
trol, and extinguished. A large por
tion of the roof was burned, and the
interior of the residence and furnish
ings were badly damaged by the
The residence of Mr. Jeanes is one
of the handsomest homes in the city,
und io located in one of the most
prominent residential sections.
Paper Named Official Gazette for
County for Next Two Years.
Service to County Warrants
In an order issued today the Uaion
Recorder was named the official
gan of the county for the next two
years, all legal advertising to ap
pear in the paper during this period.
The order was signed by S. L. Terry,
Sheriff, J. C. Cooper, Clerk and W.
H. Stembridge, Ordinary, the county
officers, who have the authority
der law to designate the official
The Union Recorder has had
uninterrupted publication for ra
than a -entury rad in recognition for
this service and the splendid record
of achievement the paper has realiz
ed for the county’s interest, the paper
was agnin named the official gazette,
according to the officers making the
The following is the order issued:
December 26, 1928
GEORGIA, Baldwin County.
The undersigned, S. L. Terry,
Sheriff; W. H. Stembridge, Ordinary;
and J. C. Cooper, Clerk; of the Su
perior Court, of said State and Coun
ty, do hereby designate and declare
the Union Recorder, a newspaper
published in said county, as the of
ficial organ for the publication of
Sheriff’s sales, Ordinary’s Citations
and other advertising commonly
termed and known “Official or legal
advertising” for a period of
years, beginning January, 1st, 1929.
This December 26, 1928.
J. C. COOPER, Clerk
W. H. STEMBRIDGE, Ordinary
S. L. TERRY, Sheriff
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND
Before another uaue of this paper another year will havs passed.
There is a certain element of tragedy in AhiMpassing of a year. It
reminds ua that time ia fleeting. Yet 1§W was a year rich in ac
complishments and adventures and a large store of the world's
blessings have come to ua
Many things havajlteppene^. Hus year, the wonderful and epoch
making flight of the This was a year of pmm and
~ many qglv marvelous accomplishments of science,
medicine, social welfare and other varied fields of endeavor. We
look into 19^ and wonder what the marvels might be that will be
recorded in the next 366 days. We confidently look forward to a
year when mankind will make great strides.
Week after week during the past year we have chronicled your
achievements and recorded your triumphs, rejoiced in your suc
cesses and sorrowe^ in your bereavements.
We start 198# and the best wish we can make is that we will
hear such news of you that it will be a delight to pass it on to others
through these columns.
We aro proud of our record but we are conscious of our fail
ures ami wo again renew our efforts to give Milledgeville the best
paper in the slate.
We appreciate your patronage and co-operation. The good
will und friendship that ha# been accorded us is our most valued
asset and we sincerely thunk you for your support and patronage
during the past year. We trust we can continue to merit this friend
ship and good-will.
A Happy New Ye
CONVICTS MAKE GET-AWAY
FROM STATE FARM LAST WEEK :
Prisoners Escape Whan Confederate
Hold. Up Guard at Tebercolosis j
Hospital. Search Beinjr Made
Yale Propimi Given in Nearly
Every Howe of Worship. Special
Mask Featured. Xmas
DIES IN WRECK
A. S. Kemp. Employe of State
Sanitarium Killed Friday Near
Wadley In Automobile
FUNERAL AND BURIAL OF
GEO. G. REID WEDNESDAY
i T.bmt Cleman L.. Bull.
*il for Carrying off Goods
From The R. W. Hatcher
Otis Tanner and Cleman Lee Butts
re in fhe county jail where they
■’ere placed after being arrested on
[the charge of larceny from the house.
These negroes are charged with
t rustically stealing from the store
the R. W. Hatcher Hardware Co.
[They would go to the store from time
me, atid when the clerks were
they would carry off various
Its. Suspicious pointed to them
evidence enough to warrant their
rt was secured Wednesday by the
Forty boxes of shells which they
•*d disponed of were found, also aev-
■*1 lock*. The police are trying to
find other articles, which have been
"’ed from the store.
COTTON GIN REPORT
’fe had been ginned in Baldwin
y prior to December 13th, 1928,
bale* of cotton against 4,945
for the corresponding time of
Thi# is 2,173 hales less.
Mr. George Garland Reid died at
I his residence in Atlanta Monday, af
ter an illness extnding through sev
Mrs. Reid had been called to At
lanta the past week, and was with him
when he passed away.
The remains were brought to this
city from Atlanta Monday for the
funeral »ervic**s and interment.
The funeral services were held at
the family residence Wednesday af
ternoon, Rev. Geo. B. Thompson, pas
tor of the Presbyterian church, offi
ciating. The impressive Elks cere-
money, lead by' Capt. J. H. Ennis Ex
alted Ruler of the Milledgeville Lodge
was used in placing the remains in
their last resting place.
Mr. Reid had for the past ueveral
years made his home in Atlanta, and
his family living in this city. He had
a number of friends here, who knew
him as a clever, genial and social
He is survived by Mrs. Reid, who
before her marriage was Miss Beulah
Hincu, the youngest daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. M. Hines; two
daughters, Mrs. Coleman Moughon,
of Haddock, and Miss Geraldine Reid,
of this city; three sons Garland, Wur-
ren and Will Reid, of Atlanta.
Hundreds of persons turned out in
fine clear weather Sunday for Christ
mas cantatas, and musicals given in
the Milledgeville churches. With that
Milledgeville swung into the final
celebration of the birth of the Christ-
Congregations in every church In
the city heard Christmas sermons,
listened to Christmas music and
joined in Christmas jongs in religious
observance of the Yuletide.
At the Methodi-t church the choir,
with Mrs. M. M. Parks at the piano
yang "The Coming of Christ.’’ The
choir was composed of Mrs. R. E.
Long, Mrs. Ed Darrow, Mrs. W. A.
Massey, Miss Elizabeth Grant, Miss
Dorothy Banks, Messrs L. H. An
drews, C. J. Conn, Ed Darrow and
T. T. Hardman. The rendition of
this beautiful anthem was enjoyed
ty the congregation.
The Baptist church had a special
program at the Sunday School hour.
The scene of the Christ-child in the
manager with its mother Mary and
the wise men standing uround was
enacted during the singing of Christ
mas carrols by a special choir. The
children of the school brought fruit
and gift* for the poor. Superintend
ent D. M. Rogers had charge of the
In the evening the Presbyterian
church presented a pagent and canta
ta telling the Christmas story in
music and song. The Rev. George B.
Thompson, pastor of the church, had
the program in charge and delivered
a special Christmas menage.
The services celebrating the Feast
of the Nativity were held at the Epis
copal nr.d Catholic church on Christ
mas day. A special Mass was helJ
at the Catholic church at midnight
State farm officials in co-opera
tion with county officer* all over the
state today continued their search for
Jack Lynch and Aubrey Smth, pris
oners who were freed from the state
farm Wednesday night when an un
identified man held up a guard with
pistol and made him liberate the
The liberator is believed to have
•een Leland Harvey of Macon, who
scaped last week from the Henry
county gang, where he was nerving a
five-year term. All three arc from
Macon and nre known to have been
‘.he beat of friends They escaped
from Milledgeville by automobile.
AGAIN NEXT WEEK
G. *. C. CommoKM ^oaary Zmi.
G. S. C. W. m Tkird. Ctarty
Sckeok Rome n l*i
The college girls and boy- will re
turn next week.
The Georgia Military College open*
The Georgia State College for
Women resumes January 3rd.
The Boarding Cadeta will reach the
city Tuesday afternoon, and the bar
racks will be ready for their coming,
supper being served.
The G. S. C. W. students will come
in on the Beauty Special Wednesday
afternoon and wor! will be commenc
ed early Thursday morning.
The spring term of both, institu
tions promire lo be moat successful.
The schools throughout th** county
will open January 2nd.
A. S. Kemp, of Hardwick, and
employee of the Georgia State Sani
tarium, was killed in an automobile
accident early Friday afternoon,
about three miles from Wadley.
Mr. Kemp had been to Lyons, and
was on his return trip home, and
while going at u high rate of speed
passed a truck. He lost control of
the car, which left the highway
striking a stump, the impact throw
ing Mr. Kemp who was in the
alone, some distance breaking his
The men, who weft in the truck
went to the assignee of Mr. Kemp,
but found him dead. The remains
were brought to his home in Hard-
The funeral services were held at
J. A. Moore’# Funeral Home Sunday
afternoon, Rev. J. F. McCluney
officiating, in the presence of a
large number if friends. The Hard
wick Lodge of the Junior Order of
American Mechanic#, of which Mr.
Kemp was a member, attended the
funeral and burial.
Mr. Kemp has been an employee
of the State Sanitarium for about
fifteen years, coming from South
Georgia. At the recent election he
was elected Justice of the Peace of
the 321st District. He is survived
by his wife, one son George, and a
daughter. Mis# Louise.
Streets Packed By Happy Throngs
Unli! Late Honr Daring Chri*t-
rrs5 Etc. Merchants Enjoy
Record crowds thronged Milledge-
ville’s business section last Saturday
and during Christmas eve bringing
business figures for the closing year
beyond that of previous year?
cording to many merchants in
The street* were packed early in
the day which came clear and crisp.
Happy faces predominated in the mad
rush through the stores ns the last
shopping effort was made. It was a
business-like bunch that crowded the
streets. The loafing that is general
ly evident on street corners wo*
sent and it seemed that in the ma
jority the crowd came here with a
The merchants were of the opin
ion that many had postponed their
shopping until the final day, all ef
forts urging early shopping being
The crowd# packed the streets un
til late in the night and the general
good-fellowship nnd ordiliness of the
crowd made the Chraitmns shopping
period one of the most profitable in
the history of the city.
SON OF MRS. L J. ROZAR
HAS NARROW ESCAPE
MRS. W. I. HARPER DIED
On* of Baldwin CoBBty’a W#1I-Kbi
Women Passed Away Aftsr .
LEE JORDAN BACK FROM
CONVICT ROAD LABOR
WILL STOP JANUARY 1ST
As anr. unced several weeks ago,
the County Commissioners will not,
after the first of January work
roads of the county with convict la
bor. The Commissioners have made
arrangements for the transfer of the
26 convicts within the next few days.
Christmas day tne men in the
stockade were given an extra dinner
of barbecue and accessories, fruit-,
candies, etc., and the day made as
pleasant for them as possible.
On the first of January Mr. J. L.
Edwards of the State Highway De
partment, will take charge of the
roads as County Superintendent
L. N. Jordan, Chevrolet dealer, re-
turned last week from Atlanta where
he saw the New Chevrolet on display
in the show there that has heel* in
progress ueveral days. Mr. Jordan
«taied ones of the new cars would be
in his show rooms on next Saturday.
Mr. Jordan is enthusiastic over the
new car and has invited the people of
this section to come to his garage
and have the new motor car demon
JUDGE PARKS DISSOLVES
CHARTER, SWEARS IN JUDGE
W. H. STEMBRIDGE
Judge Jas. B. Park was in the city
Monday for a short while, and held
a special session of court, hearing
and granting an application to dis
solve the charter of the Central of
Georgia Gjano Co. Judge Park also
gave the oath of office to Judge W.
H. Stembridge. a* ordinary of Bald
win county, and to Judge Butler,
ordinary of Wilkinson county.
Mrs. Mary Harper, widow of th-
late Mr. W. I. Harper, died at her
home at Meriwether Friday after
noon, after a short illness.
The funeral services were held
at the residence Saturday afternoon,
Rev. J. A. Farr officiating. The re
mains were buried on the family
#quarc in this city by the side of Mr.
Harper, /who passed away aeveiial
Mm Harper before her marriage
was Miss Mary Hollinshead, a sister
of the late Mr. Geo. W. Hollinshead.
Her life of seventy-nine years was
rpent in the neighborhood in which
she died. She was a member of the
Bethel Methodist church, and was
known as a Christian woman, whose
life was made up of kind min.stration
to her love ones, and sympathy and
helpfulness to neighbors and friend*
Mrs. Harper is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. W. T. Bloodworth,
of Midway; Mrs. G. L. Small, of
Jones county and Mrs. Claude Wil
son, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four
sons, J. Ben Harper, W. E. Harper,
O. M. Harper, Robert Harper, all of
Baldwin county, and Mr. Geo. Harp
er, of Valdosta.
ORDINARY MARRIES NINE
Judge W. H. Stembridge joined
together in the bond-:’of matrimony
nine couples Chris.mas d.ty and
Christmas-eve. Two of these couples
.rare white while the rest were color
ed. Judge Stembridge stated that
this had been an unusually good sea
son for wedding# and the number ex
ceeded that of the past several
Mr. M. W. Rozar while on his way
to this city to visit his mother, Mrs.
L. J. Rozar from his home in Chica
go h: il a thrilling experience, and
in which he came near being
burned to death when an aeroplane ia
which he was making the trip fel
ai.d wan destroyed by fire.
Mr. Rozar left Chicago in u Chic»-
go-Atlnnta pasrenger mail plan*.
With him were two other pas?>en|®r»
and two pilots. The plane stopped ja
Chattanooga Saturday night, and
Sunday morning shortly after lead
ing that place fell caught fire and
burned up. Mr. Rozar wa# the sole
survivor. He relates the following
story of the accident.
Blaming a cold motor and a lack
of altitude for the airplane crash /ft
-Chattanooga Sunday, in which- fojir
men met death, M. W! Rozar, of Ma
con and Chicago, the lone survivor,
told his version of the tragedy
Sunday night while the train takigg
him to Macon waited at an Atlanta
Dcucribing the accident, Mr. Rozar
told of what appeared to be a perfect
take-off from the Chattanooga field.
The motor began sputtering and skip
ping at an altitude of hardly more
than 160 or 200 feet and thi plane
went into a side-slip from which the
pilot never was able to right it, ac
cording to Mr. Rozar. Before the
crash he said he saw the seriousness
of their situation and gave up all hope
of ccming out of it alive.
“When the plane struck the eurttfc”
Mr. Rozar said, “my leg# were pinned
beneath something heavy, and it was
with considerable difficulty that I ex
tricated myself. As soon an my feet
were free, I bolted through the exit.
1 don’t know whether th© door was
opened when the plane struck or I
opened it myself.
“When I found I was safe, I be
come conscious that the other men
were #till in the cabin. I could hear
their agonired screams and groans. 1
started to go back in after them, but
the gasoline tank exploded then, and
someone grabbed hold of me. I saw
the whole wreck suddenly become en
veloped in flames.”
Mr. Rozar said the ship caught fire
as weii as he could remember, before
it struck the ground, but wa* buro-
| ing only at the front, and flame# did
I not spread over the fuselage until the
gas tank burst.
Mr. Rozar, who Is Chicago repre
sentative for a Georgia cotton manu
facturing concern, is a native of Bon
Air, Gc., but now considers Macon his
While, to »!1 appearances, he is not
hurt, he said his legs were lightly
scratched and brui'ed. All his lug
gage, he raid was lost, except a bunch
of keys which had been in one of His
grips and which he salvaged from the
Mr. Rozar -said, in spite of Sunday's
experience, it would not de'er him
from flying in the future.
RECEIVES $80.00 PRIZE
Miss Trapnell, who is operator at
the Central of Georgia Railroad de-
! pot i»» this city received a check for
: J30.C0 yesterday from the Cotton
I Manufacturer Association. Some time
! ago the Association offered prizes of
$500.00, and ten fifty dollar prises
for the best suggestions of how to use
more cotton. Mfa Trapnell was
awarded one of the $50.00 Brizes.