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KM|<rlt, Cm., March 28, 1929
CftMolidatad i> im
>lans Launched for
;MC Home Coming
Student* lo Be larited
fhck for A D»y When CoUefe
Celebrates Cltninf «
were launched Tuesday by a
" j G. M. C. Alumnie to cele-
Fiftieth Anniversary of the
Military College with a
of all former stud-
which is scheduled
I The plans as tenatively .adopted at
. meeting this week call for a
rwt'ue ami ball on Monday evening
the school doses o n Tuesday
*‘ g meeting of the former stud-
“ ;iinu . t i me Tuesday. Invitations
n issued t«» all students *of the
■ v; j,o have attended during the
r, y years of its existence, which
^.present over five thousand
amr men and women.
Prominent leaders among the ex-
M. C. men in all sections of the
ar.try have declared that intentions
if attending the re-union, and letters
already been received here,
the announcement wus first
. in -.he Union Recorder several
±s ago that the idea was under
deration, that a large represen-
n would be present.
| .Mr. !!. H. Woottcn, President of
* Chamber of Commerce, and head
ie association in this city, has re
tell all former students in Mil-
fville to file a list of their class
e* so that they may be sent invi
to* and former students in other
* to assist the local committees
ecing that every person entitled to
live one of the invitations, be in-
udtti on the mailing list that is be-
ig made up by the committee.
The committees named at the
toting Tuesday arc as follows:
|Jnrita:ions: J. X. Moojre, J. T.
J. W. Riley, H. S. Wootten
| Finance: 0. M. Conn, Dr. Dawson
. H. H. Wootten and L. C. Hall,
atom: Marion Allen, E. R.
*. Frank Bell, nnd Chas. Whit-
I Barbecue: L. II. Andrews, Culver
i^d. J. c. Ingram, Adrian Horne,
- R. B. Moi re, Mrs. David Fer-
MR. CHAS. BONNER VISITS
BUSINESS SECTION FRIDAY
Mr. Chas Bonner, prominent
Milledgevlile man and one of the
best known men in the city, made
his first visit to the business sec
tion of the city last Friday after
having been confined to his homo
more than six months. Mr. Bon
ner met numbers of his old
friends and expressed the &
jovial, happy nature that is
characteristic of him. He
happy to be out again.
Citizus Attend Session to Moke
Plans (nr Appearance Before
Service Commission for Lower
A delegation of Milledgevillc
citizens, headed by Mr. L. N. Jordan
attended a meeting of representatives
of several Middle Georgia towns at
Dublin Tuesday night to make plans
to appear before the Georgia Publii
Commission next month to appeal
for a lower commercial power
throughout this section.
Mr. Jordan, Col. Erwin Sibley,
Col. George Roach, Mr. W. H. Ar-
nall and Mr. Adrian Horne wepe the
delegation from this city attending
the session where forty-four towns
are making a fight to lower the com
mercial power rate in this district.
Col. Erwin Sibley was employed
as representative of the group when
the petition will be heard April 8th,
in Atlanta by the State Public Ser
vice Commission. A large delega
tion of Miiledgeville citizens are
planning to appear at the hearing in
v Merchants and business men in the
towns where petitions have been
circulated are joining the action of
Dublin to get the rate reduced.
If the Public Service Commission
grants the request from the citizens
a 25 to 40 per cent reduction will
be realized in the Tates
Madison A||ies With Conch Wal
lace Bolt, Usher in Season of
1929. Cadets en Sooth
Georgia Trip Next Month
The curtain will rise at three
thitry Friday afternoon on the G. M.
C. baseball season, for 1920 when
Coach Wallace Butts and his Madi
son Aggies invade Davenport field
in the first game of the season.
Slap Rentz closed the training sea
son for the red and black Thursday
with a nine that looks like winners.
The pitching staff has presented the
greatest problem to the veteran
coach hut four regulars have been
picked that he believes will take his
team through the season riding high.
The team this year will boast four
hard hitting players. The infield
is well balanced with a strong de
fensive inner wall. Coach Rentz
could not make any promises as to
what his team would do but he felt
certain of a fighting diamond crew
that would be in there with plenty
of opposition for all opponents.
The game Friday promises to he
one of the best opening games of
several season. The cadets did not
put a team in the field last year, due
to the fact that the grounds were
being made over for the football sea
son and the erecting of the Legion
Memorial fence. The team this y<
is the first in two years and fans i
edging themselves for the season.
The cadets will take a trip through
South Georgia early next month
meeting the leading teams in that
section and will return hei
series of games with outstanding
G. S. C SENIORS
TO VISIT GARDEN
Special Tram With Foar HaM
Leave, Monday for Mafooiia
ardens. To Visit Historic
Points at Ckarlestoa
Four hundred Georgia girls, mem
bers of the Senior class of the Geor
gia State-College for Women, will
hoard a special Georgia train early
Monday morning for Charleston, S.
C., and a visit to the Magnolia Gar
dens near that city and
historic points in and around
South Carolina port.
The train is scheduled to arrive
in Charleston shortly ufter l
Monday where the young ladies will
be turned loose for an afternoon
visit the shops and amusements Af
the city. Monday night the class
banquet will be held at n leading
Tuesday morning a sight seeing
trip has been arranged to take in
the Battery, 'St. Michaels chufrch,
the docks and other historic points,
ending with a trip through the Mag
nolia Gardens. In the afternoon the
class will go to Fort Moultrie
the guests of the officers of the
United States Army who are station
ed at this post. They will visit Fort
Sumpter and in the evening will be
the guests of the post Commander at
The young ladies will return to
Miiledgeville Tusedny night. Miss
Caroline Cheney, President of th<
class will preside at the different
class functions. Dr. J. L. Beeson,
Mr. L. S. Fowler and other membi
of the faculty will accompany the
class on the trip.
Musical Programs to be Given
For Easter Day Celebration
Clurches To H»ve Special Program in Ceiebeating Day of ReserrectiM.
Good Friday Services Wil Be Held at The Episcopal
aad Catholic Changes
Suryey Gas Line
Now In Progress
HEN LAYS THREE EGGS
WEIGHING OVER HALF POUND
Prof. W. T. Wynn possesses the
champion hen of the county, at
tested by the fact that she has
laid three eggs weighing; nine
ounces. Prof. Wynn presented
the eggs to the wife of the Manag
ing Editor |of the pppejA, and
stated that the hen laying the
eggs was of the Cornish game
breed. She lays only double eggs,
one every three days the pro
Dr,. Swint and Allen to Invite
Members of American Pshchiatric
Association to Visit City
Early in May
ligh Winds Sweep Western
Part of Baldwin County
Morning Deluge and
Take Heavy Property
To!! Near Browns. Storm
Sweeps Five Mile Path
ANNUAL FIELD DAY AT
G. M. C. NEXT MONDAY
wds followed by a deluge
m y early Satur-
wn.ni; leaving destruction of a
•'! ' unt of property in the five
■th that it swept.
I ^ •' •'unis reaching cyclonic vclo-
about thir.y minutes and
•v.d closely by b« mins
' Of similar duration.
'-t property damage came
r(\vn- Crossing section,
that vicinity were badly j
pmnings and chimneys
damaged. The barn and
M J. E. Chandler were
1 d. while two unoccupi-
' ' '’"uses were blown over.
' ' houses in that section
t.amn«ed to some extent.
' ■•'ll* , n’s Private Sanitari-
oath of the storm and
1 ''light loss. Part of the,
Thalian Hall w.as torn j
high winds. A young
! '-tore of the Sanitarium
klI,ed «»y a falling tree
uprooted in the storm.
; ,he ,,a ™« at the Dairy of
r Vina ,! ‘‘ nlls wer<? torn loose by
liC. Rcport * ' r °-» through-
V. tK ,!,tern Hect '°n tell of the
t *' e w *nds have done.
Ithit ,*l U,,r ° 0ted and m * n y houies
l-W t,on WCT « damaged.
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k tk. ... " c ' l ° rm stricken •
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’I he unnrtual inter-company field
day at the Georgia Military College
will be staged on the athletic field
next Monday, All Fool’s day. The
custom to have the field day on
April 1st has been followed for many
y.ars. The Merchants of the city
are donating prizes to the dinners
in the different events.
The public is invited to witness
the field meet. A handsome silver
cup donated by Capt. and Mrs. R.
G. Cousley former Military officer
at the college, will be given the com
pany making the highest team score.
AMBASADORS OF GOOD WILL
Miiledgeville churches of every
denomination will join Sunday :n
celebrating Easter, glorifying the
Risen Christ and rejoicing in special
services at both morning and even
The approaching Eastejr day
church services promise to draw the
largest congregations of many years
with ideal weather forecasted for
the day. Services will begin in the
early morning with an early Mass at
the Catholic church and a celebra
tion of the Holy Communion at the
Episcopal church. The noon-day ser
vices at the other Protestant church
es will feature special musical num
Rev. F. Harding has announced the
regular Easter day service on next
Sunday at the usual hour of 11:150.
A special vested choir will sing the
musical numbers throughout the ser
vice. In the afternon Mr. Harding
will conduct a service at the Sparta
church taking with him a large choir
from the local church.
The evening service at the Bapitst
church will be under the direction of
the young people's organizations of
; PR. A. M. PIERCE WILL
PREACH G. M. C. SERMON
M. F. Randolph, State News
Editor, and P. T. Anderson, Jr..
Circulation Manager, Ambasadqf.s
of good will of the Macon Tele
graph spent several hours of 1
day, Wednesday, in the city.
The Telegraph officials at
making a trip through the ter
tory of the paper to study condi
tions and meet with prominent
citizens in Middle Georgia, discus
sing the scope and service of the
Macon morning daily.
They have made a visit to a part
of the flooded sections of South
Georgia and find conditions im
proving rapidly. They were loud
in their praise of Miiledgeville
and this county. The Union Re
corder is closely alligued with the
Telegraph in forwarding the pro
gressive issues of this section.
Col. Geo. S. Roach. President of
he Georgia Military College, has an
nounced that the baccalaureate ser
mon at the approaching commence
ment of that institution will be
preached by Dr. A. M. Pierce, of At-
» Pierce is editor of the Wesley-
Christian Advocate und one of
the leading ministers of the North
Georgia Conference, having filled
» of the most important Metho
dist pulpits in the State. He is a
strong and versatile writer and an
eloquent and forceful speaker.
W. C. T. U. MEETING
The Women’s Christian Temper-
ance Union will meet Tuesday af
ternoon at the Young Men’s Bible
Class Room at the Baptist church
at four o’clock. AH members
urged to be present.
the church. The Easter program
will be featured at this hour, the
morning service including a special
sermon by Mr. Warnock and a special
The Presbyterian church will cele
brate Easter in two special services,
Rev. George B. Thompson has an
The evening service being of
pecial significance in that a special
program has been arranged with a
on by the pastor at both the
morning a.*d evening hours.
The Methodist church services will
be under the direction of Mrs. Edgar
f, Organist. Rev. J. F. Yar
brough will preach at both the morn
ing and evening services and a special
choir will sing a group of Easter
The Christian, Baptist and Metho
dist churches ut Hardwick will also
special Easter day programs.
Good Friday services will be held at
the Episcopal and Catholic churches.
The Episcopal services will be held
eleven and five thirty and the
public has been cordially invited.
MR. CECIL ARGO HAS NARROW
ESCAPE FROM DEATH
Fr.1,1.1 Car o« Which He W«. Rid-
Ib| Turned Over. Life flawed
Wkea He Had Lucky Fall
When the American Psychiatric
Association convenes in Atlanta May
11, an invitation will be extended
the Doctors of the fraternity to make
a visit to the hospitals here by Dr.
R. C. Swint of the Georgia State
Sanitarium and Dr. H. D. Allen head
of Allen’s Invalid Home.
The medical fraternity will be in
session five days in the South. More
than five hundred. Psychiatrist t>f
the United States and Canada will
be in attendance, which will bring
together some of the most eminent
doctors of the world.
The invitation will be exten«jyd oo
behalf of the two Institutions here
with a view of ppssibly holding one
clinic at the Sanitarium. Plans for
elaborate entertainment will he mad<
if the invitation is accepted. Dr
Swint stated that the short time th<
Doctors would have in Atlanta for
the meeting made it extremely doubt
ful that the entire body of Doctors
would come to Miiledgeville but that
he hoped for a representative r
Dr. Swint, Dr. Allen, Dr. Dawson
Allen, Dr. Edwin Allen, Dr. N.
Walker, Dr. Geo Echols and other
(Coutiuuad back page)
Natural Cat Conpaay Befiat
Smwtj to Lay Hft Withta Few
Week*. Week to Be Cea-
pleteJ by October 1829
Piping of gas from the Louixana
Gas fields to Georgia with Milledge-
ville as the extent of the present
survey, will begin within the next
few weeks it was learned from the
headquarters of the Southern Natu
ral Gas Corporation in Birmingham.
The engineers of the company
have already begun the survey lead
ing to this city which will take in
all principal cities along the route
in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee
and Georgia. The line will end at
Miiledgeville which will be a branch
line from the main trunk that will
be brought to Macon. The proposed
system will comprise approximately
900 miles of transportation and dis
tribution mains with sufficient com
pressor stations along the various
points in the trunk line to maintain
adequate gas pressure.
A twenty-five year franchise was
granted the Gas Corporation by the
City Council last fall. The company
expects to be ready to supply the
city by October of this year.
The work on parts of these mains
has already begun and the Georgia
end is now being surveyed.
The gas will be brought here in
such quantities that the Institutions
and private homes alike can take
advantage of the gas as a heating
and cooking commodity.
A corps of experienced engineers
will come to this city and handle the
installation of the lines and connec
tions into the private homes.
The University of Georgia Glee
Club in their tour of the State, will
appear in the auditorium of the
Georgia State College for Women
on Saturday evening as part of the
college lyceum course.
Over two hundred seats hav c been
made available for the town’s people
who wish to attend the performance.
The club is under the direction of
Mr. Hugh Hodgson and has a very
fine program, reports indicate.
The Georgia club is the second of
sevreal college Glee clubs that will
visit G. S. C. W.
To Pass on Farm Loan
Good Friday services will be held
at SL Stephens Episcopul church
next Friday morning at eleven o’clock
and at five thirty in the dfternoon.
The public has been cordially invited
by the Rector, Rev. F. H. Harding,
and the church members.
The Easter Day service will he held
at seven thirty in the morning, the
celebration of the Holy Communion,
and at eleven thirty the regular
Easter service. Mr. Harding has ex
tended the invitation for the peo
ple of the city to attend the«e ser-
Mr. Cecil Argo, freight conductor
of the Miiledgeville Railway, had n
nurrow e-cape of meeting a tragic
Mr. Argo was riding on the top of
a freight car, which was among sev
eral being hauled from the Georgia
Railroad to the State Sanitarium. In
rounding a cu-vc on the hill north of
the plant of the Bland Lumber Co.,
the car on which Mr. Argo was rid
ing and another one jumped the track
and turned ovdjr. Mr. Argo war
thrown under the car, hut fortunate
ly fell into a gully, the banks of
which prevented him from being
mashed to death. Mr. Argo says
that he had had a number of nar
row escapes, hut this was the most
hair-raising one he had ever been
A wrecker had to be need to get
the ears back on the tracks.
When the concluding program
of the series broadcast from Ma
con Station W. M. A. Z. having
gone on the air today, voting be
gins for the best program given
by the dozen MiddL* Georgia cities
that have put on an hour’s pro
gram during the past two weeks.
The firrt program wns put on
by Miiledgeville nnd was follow
ed by Cochran, Rochelle, Fitz
gerald, Adel and other towns and
ended Tuesday with a program
from Fort VaMey.
Mail your vote to the Secretary
of the Junior Chamber of Com
merce in Macon. Vote for the
town that had the beat program
and we know the vote will be un
animous for Milledguvttla, and the
loving cup will be
and send your vote
First Loan Applications Made. L.
H. Andrews Expects More
Applications Than Money
First applications for the Federal
Farm aid loans in Baldwin county
were filed in the office of Mr. L. H.
Andrews this week and have been
forwarded to the Land Bank of Co
lumbia for immediate action.
The Community Committees were
organized the latter part of last
week by the county committee, Jon
W. Hutchinson, L. H. Andrews and
George W. Ifollinshead. The appli
cant make., his written rcr,u*.. to the
community committee who forward it
to the central committee for their
The committees named for the
militia districts in the county are as
105 District—J. H. Underwood,
B. J. Jackson, George* Knowles.
115 District—W. D. Giles. R. W.
Stembridge, Dr. O. F. Moran.
320 District—H. G. Lawrence, U.
S. Alford, S. D. Stembridge.
321 District—Morris Harrington,
J. T. Godard, W. A. Cook.
1714 District—Frank Riley, J. O.
Ethridge, J. P. Lingold.
322 District—J. M. Lee, C. B.
Ivey, Ben Vinson.
319 District—J. H. Stripling, J. P.
Humphries, M. E. Webb.
318 District—Tom Humphries, H.
W. Little, Dr. T. E. Hubert.
Mr. Aatows was of the epmion
that tha applhutlw wauM far W*