MiBcdfcviUe, Ga., September S, 1929
bounty Commissioners Hear
Officials of Power Company
plans to Develop Furman Shoals
Made Knwon to County Board
At Tuesday Meeting
COMPLETE DETAILS WITHHELD
Th Board of County Commission-
. were given inside information
Tut-day regarding the proposed de-
nent of the Furman Shoals
•over and co-operation was so-
fr.rni the county governing
in what ir expected to b
f.'lion dollnr developoment
■once river about four milts
f r .,m Mill-dgeville. \
0. Bass, land a (rent foi
:niapan.v, and O. R. Dobbs, of the
•ring department, were here
Tuesday and outlined the tentative
to the commissioner-. Col.
Frank Bell, attorney
iresented the officials before
the- hoard anti told something of the
prrliirinary work that had been done
makinir ready for the construction
a dam at the Furman shoals site
a part <>f the development that is
:r.c made by the Power Company
The power officials stated that
ir!. would in all probability begin
riddle of September. They did
' give definite details us to the
P'-ti ns of the darn but it was
jr.vi' known that the bark water
hr .lam would cover the Little
bridge under twenty feet of
vatu making it necessary to abolish
thi* highway. The road will not only
- he raised but probably
1 to cross Little River at an-
oth<' location. The work necessary to
rebuild these highways will be a part
of the development.
The power men asked permission
to abandon roads that lead through
mpar.y land that has been pur
chased. The roads that will b.r doi.e
ith 4re not a part of the
hirinray sy.-tem and will in
effect people now living in
hack water on the Oconee
id its tributaries will cover
tr'u-ands of acres of land which
* ave a ,r «ady been bought Workmen
tr? now engaged in clearing the
l*nd at the point on the river where
the dam will be located.
• ompletc details hnve not been
r ’“ r ut by the authorities of the
c mpany, the only definite informa-
b° n has been available (
fr-m the two men who brought the
Biormation to the county .
tar. proven exeggerated and nothing
• r f:n:v in detail has yet been made
Dnwj! by tb- power heads.
Board Complete* School Plau* at
Seuiou Tuesday. Salem School
Suspended for Year
LOCAL TRUSTEES INSTALLED
Dr. Tigner Gives Accurate
Account Of City’s Birth
An Accurate Picture and Data of The Ground Floor Plan of The
Capital City of Georgia and Giving Prominent Mention to
The Commissioners That Were The Artists
TAX RATE FOR
*•"'! SI6.00 on Thousand for
C «“>ty Purpose:: $5.00 For
Spools. Slate Rate $5.00
~ r,, unty Commissioners have
■ foi tb year 1929
for county purpo-es
’ho thousand; for schools.
■ the thousand. This with
r.-'trv 0 f §5.00 on the thous-!
1 nv*ke a tr,tal of $20.00
H the tax payers of Bald-
’ "ill have to pay to Tax
I- D. Smith between this
T • ! th twentieth of December.
' ' Ibctor is busy getting his
’ "ly. and will open them for
rnent of taxes at an early
A budget calling for the expendi
ture of $83 780 for public schools
of Baldwin county was adopted by
the Board of Education at their
monthly meeting Tuesday, when
plans for the opening of the county
schools were completed.
On a petition of the majority of
the tax payers .and patron- of Salem
school district this school will be
«urpcnded for the year and the chil
dren who have enrolled there will be
transported to Coopers school. Miss
Evelyn Humphrey, teacher at Salem
b.\s bc?n transferred to the Union
A resolution was adopted requiring
all bus drivers to carry public li
ability insurance which will protect
from injury the children riding
busses to school. The law docs not
require the hoard of education 'to
cany this insurance but the resolu
tion will make it necessary for the
i to give this protection to the
e budget adopted will call
an increased expenditure for
schools in the county. Of the fund
adopted G. M. C. will he given $16,-
000 dollars, an increase of $1,500
last year. This increase was
made to take care of the increase in
the county enrollment in the gram-
and high school departments of
G. M. C.
Appropriation was made for the
erection of a primary building at
Union Point Work will begin on
the construction of this new build
er as soon as funds are available.
Local trustees commissioned for
term of three years by the Baird
of Education were: W. D. Giles, Un-
Point; D. C. Leaptrott, Midway;
A. B. Echols, Coopers; M. E. Webb,
Browns Crossing; P. N. Lawrence,
Meriwether. These men were re
elected to these officies without
opposition at a special election Inst J
Truck drivers will meet Saturday |
when an inspection will be made of,
all truck .and instructions given a < to
rules and regulations. R. W. Mar
tin who re»igned as a truck driver o»
truck route No. 5, will be succeeded
by Mr. Jessie Evans who was named
by the hoard Tuesday.
School books will be sold at R. II.
Wootten’s Book Store. The text
books have already been received.
OLD PICTURE SHOWS SURVEYORS PUT OF MILLEDGEVILLE
ground floor plan of
Milkdgcville, Ga., a.
signed for the permanc
State Govcrnm.-nt 123
bers of the General A
her remarkable features
mentioned in this
paper; stamp the memhe
pecinl commission as distinguished
ervants of the State. For a glance
is sufficient to show the intelligent
thought and wonderful foresight that
they used in the interest of good
governmental arrangement for this
Reservations of land were made
for public usages ample for a long
run of time. Twas the patriotic idea,
it seems, of all pioneer thinkers and
• haper;-, of government in those days
and surely in th-.* minds • of these
i’lujtrlous Georgians serving oft this
important Commission, that a gov
ernment site he impressive,—be dig-
nifiedly featured. And they so con
ceived as they wrought the plan and
location for Georgia's Capital on the
Indian-Inhabited banks of the Oco-
G. S. C. Opens With Largest
Enrollment in Its History
G.M.C. OPENS 51
Cadets Arrive in City Tuesday.
Strong Faculty Named to Direct
Work for Coming Year
URGE ENROLLMENT EXPECTED
Entering the fifty-first term, the
Georgia Military College will open
next Wednesday with nn increased
enrollment ov*r the pn«t several
years. Col. George Roach announced
?nerul Dtvid Dickson.
I General John Clark.
Lieut. Howell Cobb of the Artillery
in the Army of the United State.".
Major David Adam;-.
Major T. U. P. Charlton.
Miliedgevilie was created and
planned for the sole purpose of be
ing the permanent capital site of
Georgia. Two guiding reasons in
fluenced in behalf of this particular
location viz: It was in the middle of
thi Plate and on a navigable river.
This picture and study is to call
attention to the plan of the scat of
government as worked out by the
Commissioners and adopted by the
Legislature of the State in regular
session, December 1804.
The plan is dignified and beauti
ful. The four large (20 acres) pre
serves set apart, in symmetrical ar
rangement for present und , future lege of development
public usages—the wide streets with
Remember, this ull took place just
10 years subsequent to the similar
transaction when Washington, the
capital site of this Republic and the
District of Columbia was so brilliant
ly treated in plan and layout in the
then wilderness along the Potomac.
Washington City has weathered all
storms and enjoyed unbroken prive-
second term ns President of the col-
Cadets are expected to .arrive in
the city Tuesday, registration con
tinuing through Wednesday when the
first organization of thei students
will be made. Applications on file
indicate the largest enrollment of
boarding students in the past several
years, and it is probable thnt the
number will exceed the estimate thnt
has been made by Col. Roach.
The organization of the students
will be made Wednesday with physi
cal examination, uniform measure
ments. clnss .assignments and liar-
racks routine organization taking the
greater part of the first week.
Plan* are being made to welcome
the new students to Miliedgevilie at
a special chapel exercise during the
Lieut. Nash will .also organize the
military department ami start the
year’s work with increased enthusi-
Tho first Issue of the G. M. C.
Kay-Det, college paper will be off
the press this week ready for the
Orer Thirteee Hundred Students
0 Arrive ia City Tuesday for
Official Opeaiag Wednesday
ONE HUNDRED ON FACULTY
tor thirteen hundred Georgia
girls will arrive in Milledgevitlo
iday afternoon to enter the Geor
gia State College for Women, swell
ing the enrollment to the largest
number in the history of the college,
Dr. J. L. Benson stated as plans
were.completed for the college open
Tuesday afternoon the Beauty
Special will arrive in the city over
the Central of Georgia Railroad. Tho
students have been assigned rooms
in the dormitories where they will
make their home during the next
nine months. During the summer
Ennis Hull and Mam-ion annex have
been renovated throughout. Atkinson
Hall has also been extensively re
The formal opening of the col ego
will be held Wednesday morning in
the college chapel. Dr. J. L. Feeson
will make the address of welcome to
the students. The local members of
the Hoard of Trustees will also be
present for the opening exercises.
Members of the faculty will arrive
in the city Sunday and Monday. The
first faculty meeting will be held
Tuesday morning. Many new teach
ers will come to the college for the
first time this year. The faculty,
matrons and office employee.* nt the
college will total one hundred this
Miss Annie Moore Daughtry, di
rector of the Y. W. C. A. will arrivo
in Miliedgevilie Sundny with n num
ber of the students active in Y work
who will plan for the welcome of the
students to the campus and assist in
.directing the new students. Ihe Y
Th, faculty „f the college ho. I,cc„ | w|u hnV( . „„ „ rlivc | urt in caro .
few inrtancc, during , pu , activities
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Beeson will
tertain the entire faculty at dinner
iesday evening which will he fol-
Ared by an informal reception.
MIDWAY BAPTIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
DISTRICT HOST OPEN WEDNESDAY
Wil! Entertain Members of Wash-!City Grammar School Opens Next
ington Association in One Knn- | Wednesday. County School
dred and First Conference Also Open Same Day
34 CHURCHES REPRESENTED TEACHING CORPS VERY STRONG
COLONIAL TO HAVE MIDNIGHT
PERFORMANCE NEXT WEEK
the summer. A strong corps of
struetors have been secured to direct
the academic work and student ac
The following is the faculty that
will work at the college this year:
Colonei George S. Roach, Presi
Major A. A. Waters, Supt. Bar
racks and Mathematics.
Major Sa*. Whatley, English.
Major T. h. Rentz, Faculty Di
rector Athletics and History.
Major Godfrey Qstermata, Band
Director and Science.
Major Ciaude P. Philpot, Shop and
Major C. E. Ray, Science.
Major Elroy DuPuis, French and
Major William Lajton, English.
Major J. E. Broadnax Coach and
Major George E. Florence, Coach
ing Staff and Spanish.
Mi s Omie I;art, Latin.
Lieut V. L. Nash, U. S. A. Com
Sgt. O. H. Wooten, U. S. A„ Assist-
c °tton market passes
ONE THOUSAND MARK
’ i!| ? Rapidly.
After Twelve Sunday Night
For the first time in Miliedgevilie
midnight performance will heaven
the Colonial Theatre next Sunday
glit.’the picture show opening a
w minutes after twelve which will
then 1 • Monday morning, Manager
Curry has announced.
The feature picture to he shown
nt the special p rformance will be
“the Road to Ru n” a picture of
juvinile delinquency. The picture
will be on the pro-ram through Mon
day and Tuesday. - j
The picture comes to the Colonial
- representing thirty-four Baldwin county schools including
i the Washington A-socia- 1 thf> L , rnmninr gchool of G. M. C. opens
! for the 15*29-30 !es?ion next Wed-
! nesday morning with the largest en
rollment ?n t! « hi-tory of the school
system, Superintendent Bivins stated |*nt to Commandant,
thi, m ,k a, ull plan, wot complete Elixubetl. Hr.
Mira Gertrude Trei
for the opening day. Dr. Richard Binlon
School houses over the county will Surgeon.
preached by Rev. R. D. Hod-
ger or the alternate. Rev. R. B.
Harrison. Others on the program
for report * and special , addresses
are: Rev. J. Calvin Smith, W. B.
Harrison, Dr. R. C. Swint. J. M.
King. W. M. Wheel 1
tior. and a large number of visiti
will be the guests of the Midw
Baj tist church next Wednesday a
Thursday, Sept. 11th and 12th.
their one hundred and first sessid
Rev. J. F. McCIuney th>- pnstor of thi* wotk n« nil nlnn* were comnkte ! Mra * Elizabeth Brown, Secretary,
the church acting as official host, lwr u , e ujivnuig uuy. j «■ i i p* • m, t •
P.ev. L. P. Glass will preach the . .. . | ,,r * B»r*'ard Binlon, Physician
introductory sermon on Tuesday. In
the event Rev. Glass doe- net attend. become tht> centPr ®f :ntere.s* -a—.. ,
p v J. »* Fnlghum has been selected Th;- merry voices of school children MRS. McCRAW TO MANAGE
to deliver the initial sermon. The i w*ll he ,rd on the street- and the BALDWIN HOTEL
Missionary Sermon, which will come hustle and bustle of school life will ! •
corn! day’s program, and be in evidence in every community ' w; „ Bp j n Ooer.tion of
in the county. j Local Ho.telry by Her Daughter*.
Supt. Bivins has called a teachers I Mr. Tom Simpson Resign*
meeting for Tuesday. Plans for the |
year's work wil Ibe outlined and de
finite arrangements for the opening
of all schools completed.
Col. Roach has everything ready
for the fchool children of the city at
the grammar school. The G. S. C.
The present officers of the as-1 W. Prntice School will .also be open
ocintinn or : Moderator. Rev. If. D. J to n loree number of MUIedye' UIe
Yarnock; clerk C. W. Moran; Treas- children. Dr. Beeson President of
\ Ben. R. Tanner; Chairman of J the college, stated that the enroll-
Executive Committee. Rev. 3. F. | ment w». up to the rapacity.
City Fathers to Hear Highway
Head at Entrance of City in
a, a special attraction and highly, y piu W . p. nutrean and T.
recommended. The real condition I. .. .
changing moral standard-, parental
neglect and other undesirable con
ditions are pictured in the special
- to Milledge- offering. ,
Stays Above Mr. Curry urges parents of MU- j ^
»U I ledgeville to sec the picture. i ,J^ c j^i’’A'«oece« 0r will be named j L. R. G. Burfeitt will be the dii
I _ «ad T |ct Rev Wamock who nas moved out | tor of the prntice school again thi
thousand Kilos of cotton “ i»' StKa“on.
the Milledge- CHU . d„.. M-r’i- an d the members j .School trucks will begin theii
Mrs. Alice McCraw became man
age, of the Baldwin Hotel Monday
morning and will have charge of
operation of the local hostelry, and
will be assisted by her daughters
Mitt Virginia McCraw and Miss Alice
Mr. Tom Simpson, manager foi
the part several years, tendered h:
r -ignation effective the first of this
month. Mr. Simpson has not made
known his intentions.
The hotel will be continued to be
operated on the American plan. Mis?
Naomic Vin.-on of Macon, will be th**
In extra session tonight (Weuncs-
duy) the city council will li-ten to
an official of the State Highway
Department who v* ill bring before
them the matter of paving the short
-tretch of road nt the entrance of
the city in west end.
Tho State Highway has pn tically
i ample ted tho paving of th** high
way to Macon. A gap in the road
where the highway ends at the city
limits will be left unles- tbe city
officials agree to pay part Of the
-? nt for the paving. It is under-
♦o- 1 tbat the representative tonight
c;' r to bear three-fourth* of tho
port, the city paying the balance.
The stretch of road will ■■■> t about
•ix thousand dollars.
Citizen-, of the city have i een sum
moned to meet with the council at
•r.t to. the city progress wil 1 also be
The road to Macon will be com-
’ ted Saturday and oper *< 'raffic
^un'ny, making the V complete
-avrd road out of thi: city.
FIRST TAX PAID
'twT* r the "nOdUv^of"hl» etorehOT making plan, for | regular route, Wodncsday morning , dietician .it the hotel.
•I Wedne-day, w-hile the that Rev. - • ^ ^ BaptUt cpt ertainment of the delegate, j bringing a large number of students
ton remained above tb'* Pnj"k, will P . , • entertain a ! to the city schools.
ark. the majority he. church next Sunday mnrn.ag and ; and ^.re pre^nng^^enterja.n ( ^ ^ ^ ^
ghteen and „„e-hnlf even.ng. rocr , e „ izt . d , two day session. One of the bed , sad every indication points to a term
f ,'v lending Bapli t minUtera meeting, in the history cf the as- thnt will be succes.ful In every .n-j taxes
|T t h tat ' roclation Is anticipated. |*»-anao. I”""
*31 white .and gins
The first of 1929 Baldwin County
paid by Miss Mamie Tor-
*?EV. A. G. HARRIS WILL
PREACH SUNDAY MORNING
Rev. A. G. Harris, the new pastor,
will preach at th? Miliedgevilie
Presbyt-rian church next Sunday
Mr. .and Mrs. Harris ar.d children
e expected to arrive in Milledge-
•a from Senecca, S. C., sometime
Friday morning Tb? iv.anse has
;n made- ready for their arrival,
1 they will bo extended a cordial