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NUMBER 39. Clinch . SUBSTANTIAL FROM VOTERS COUNTY. 'j Dedicated to the Upbuilding and Advancement of Clinch County .... "The Pine Center of the South" HOMERVILLE, CLINCH COUNTY~ GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 30t 1950. Mu~sg:rove was nomina- Coun,ty's new State in Wednesday's pri- n, defeating the incu~m- F. Blitch, by a one- ~f 1110 to 656. Mrs. ~erved one term as Sen- term as Representative, her third term in A~semhly. Musgro.ve's first po- Long active in lu- cia behalf of gubernator- he has heretofore ~un for Solicitor of the but wi,thout opposi- L he sudden~5' qualified for two months ago, byMrs. Blitch's it was gerierally ex- the race would be very he weeks roiled by, re- that some s~ng rural 'sup- ttlrn~ t6wa~l MusBTove. his expedted majority in the considerable ma- h~ceived. Musgrove car- ~ecinct, mostly by aver- excep~. Withers. he received a 642- race in Clinch the mo~t one-sided had time, wi~h the excep- 1946 ~ Ri~ers c~m- generally credited ~g a h~g road building in 1948, bested TaN The unusual thing that Thompson came leading by 19 votes. in Homerv']l~ total county majority to Talmadge receives ority outside Homerville, in Homervilte. The gov- is always close in this it has gone against every election since 1934. speaking, Mrs. Blitcb closely to that of in this county. It was campaign, and was her t race clo~e. Griffin, who car- two yea.rs, again smaller margin, this 5 over Duke, a former GOV. HERMAN TALMADGE Another Four Years DOWNING MUSGROVE New State Re~resentatlve Atkinson County .... Has New Sheriff Atl~iRson county voters Wednes- day elected Merrill Higgs sheriff to succeed the late Sheriff Melvin Davis. Higgs led his nearest oppon- ent, Arthur Haskins 891-850. For County Commissioner, Harley Sim- mon led W. R. Guthrde 1159-992. For State Senator, L. A. Hargra- yes n.arrowly defeated Abe T. Minshew 1076- 1005. In the Gov- ernor's race i~t was tied, 1026-1026. F or Congress, Johnston 903, Wheel- er 745, Adams 442. For .Commsis- loner of Agrocu~ture Linder 1193, Gaissert 394, Suellings, 181. Musgrove Attending Talmadge Victory Event Downing" Musgrove, newly-elected C~inch Representative,. today was extended a special invitation ~by Talmadge friends in Telfair county to ~ttend the Talrnad~e victory cele- bration, tonight (Fridlay) at McRae. Mr. Musgrove said that he would at- tend, and ~v'ould be accompanied by friends. Several Clinch Talrrmdge suppor- ters plan~ed to attend als0, in~Iud- ing Rep. Mrs. Iris F. Blitch. FARM BUREAU NOTICE A Farm Bureau meeting will be held at the new Arabia courthouse at 8:00 o'clock on Monday, July 3. Bills Paid by County Commissioners FOR MONTH OF MAY, 1950. Name: Purposo: W. E. Harper .................................... Salary 5 weeks K. Maine ............................................ Sal.ary 5 weeks J. S. Maine ........................................ Salary Eu~tice Smith ...................................... Salary J. E. Tyson ........................................ Salary D. Gunter ......................................... Salary Winston Smith .................................... Salary Robert Hin~on ................................... Salary M. Smith ........................................... 8alley , H. Fore/nan ....................................... Salary .............................. Salary J. M. Chauncey W. F. Smith. ...................... ~ ............... Salary 103.40 R. Corbitt ......................................... Salary 150.00 Cash ............................................... Frt. & Exp. 2.64 W, A. Taylor .................................... Sal. Equalizer 90.00 C. S. Newton .................................... Salary Equalizer 55.00 J. M. Watts ................................... Salary Equalizer 35.00 B. C. O'Qulnn ................................ Bail.iff 5.00 R. M. Coon, . ................................... Clerk and postage 110.00 Go. Power & Light Cd .................... Elect. Service 30.32 ?. T. Riggins .................................... Salary W. D. Wl~aley ............................... Lu,mber G. C. Pafford .................................... Salary ca~.h .......................................... Traveling E~xpense 50.00 Ray Dauffharty ................................. Registrar, per d~iem, mileage 27.00 M. M. Tomlin$on ................................ Registrar, per diem, .mileage 28.40 L. C. Strickland .................................. Registrar, per diem, mileage 26.00 R. M Coon ....................................... Dep. Reg., reg. voters 70.10 D. O Total! ~,,~n ............................ Registrar servi~e 5.00 A~nes E. Smith ............................. Printing new voters list 50.00 Mr~ W. R. D!ckerson .................... Welfare Dir. Sol. 235.00 Mr::. ?]a Douglas ............................ Welfare elk. Sol. 129.00 q:,'newriter for ............................. Weffare Dept. 100.00~ Support of the poor ........................ Far paupers 668.28 Cash ................................................. Frt. & exp. 7.95 Eloise G.riffis ...................................... Sal. Hea~lth Cl.k. 115.00 Loree M. Spells ................................. Sal. Health Nurse 225.00 Ira Barlow & Tom Alderman .......... Labor 45.80 Slash Pine Elect. Memship Cop...Elect. Sere. 10.53 Ben T. Willoughby ............................ Sal. Co. Atty. 25.00 Downing Musgrove .................... ......... Sal. Co. Solicitor 50.00 E. J. Smith ........................................ Sal. Co. Judge 50.00 Ed~vard Parrish ................................ Sal. Solicitor Gem 61.25 W. J. Summerall ............................. Sal. Court Reporter 41.18 A. N. Smith .................................... Sal. Co. Agent 100.00 Teacher Retirement Ft, nd ............... For. Co. Agent 7.69 L. M. Porter ..................................... Repair on typewriter 12.50 Atlanta Serum Co .......................... Serum 15.31 Homcrville Hwde. & Furn Co ........ Supl~lies 175.80 Foster Machinery Co ......................... Repairs 15.71G. G. C. Hug%es, Jr .............................. Grease andoil 35.51 F]a.-Ga. Tractor Co ...................... Repairs 3.85 Tractor & E~quipmen ..................... Repairs 167.30 Rewis' Garage. .................................. Repairs 9.00 Western Auto Store .......................... Repairs 14.35 Homerville t~ect. Co ........................ Repairs Pub. Bldg. 1.50 Tri-State Tractor Co ........................ Repairs 36.18 Motor Parts Co ............................. Repairs 2.70 Stevens, Carter & Nixou ................ Audit 62.50 Foote & Davies Inc ............................ Sta. and prtg. 11.45 Little Suwannee Lbr. Co. Inc ......... Lu,mber 270.00 I ini]l I NIL II SUBSCRIPTIONS: $2.0e A YEAR , III Swamp Pilot To [Write Book Here Amount: $ f75.00 $ 175.00 175.00 James Douglas, Stewart, young Weston, Vs., air force veteran, who was lost in the Okefenokee Sw~tm~ when the light plane he had rented from a Jacksonville, Fla., flyirrg school conked out over the vast wilds of the swamp, @rrived back here Thursday from Atlanta where he has been making ~personal ~p- pe~ran~es at various meetings. The fact that he did escape from .the morass and escape in dramatic fashion by discovery of a Boy Scout "troop on Easter morning, ~as brought him nation'al attention. He was accompanied here by Pfc. Robert E. Remington, of Fort Bragw N. C., Jin~ny Jones, an A/danta wri- ter, and Wm. L, Ba~ady, public rel.a- tions consultant, and other repre- 175.00 sentatives are to arrive his week 175.00 end to help Stewart ~rr~te a book 1~2.00 |which will be titled "Swamp I)airy2 133;2Q iThey ~w{ll "d~ ~he Okefenokee to 133~20[h~]{e! sttldies "~mt get data for the 3,60 [book. Funeral server Solomon M. Mercer. 79, who died a the home of his step-6on, Jim Jordan, on June 21, were held. at Camp Branch 200.00: church on June 22 width Eider J. A. 162.14] O'Neal conducting the finM rites. 100.00 1 BuTial was in the church yard. He is survived by .one son, Noah Mercer: one daughter, Mrs. Willie Mac Crews, of McClenny, Fla.; bwo brothers, A. G. Mercer of Mo.ultrie and W. E. Mercer of Orlando, Fla. ; several stepchildren and _grandchil- dren. Mr. Mercer was a naive of CoN q~itt county. He had been in de- clining heulth for some time and about ten weeks ago fell and broke his leg and 'had been confined to the bed and hospital until his de~th. Pallbearers were Claude Jordan, Alfred Jordan, Paul Giles, Delmar Plymel, R. J. Plymel, and Willie Me- Cain. Jernigan Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. .STATEMENT FROM MR. MUSGROVE To My Good Friends in C~inc~ Coun.ty : The election is over and I want to take this opportunity to ~hank each and all of you who helped 122 Counties 305 Unit Votes GRIFFIN, LINDER, HAMIL- TON, ALL INCUMBENTS WERE REELECTED. i All incumbent Georgia statehous~ officials, including Governor, were re-elected in Wednesday's primary election. Governor Herman E. Tsl- madge' on basis of nearly complete- reports, had carried 122 counties, 305 unit votes, to 36 counties fer M, E. Thompson with 115 unit votes, In popuhr votes, however, Tal.madg~ held only a narrow lead of 266,~54 votes to 258,010 for Thompson, Thompson this year carried on a baek-breakin~g "gTa~-roots" eam~ aign, speaking several times a day, and carried his campaign to m=m.y small towns in. the state where ern~>r candidates do not usual~ speak. Hi~ huge p~pular vote indi- cated that his s~enous campail~ had made i~self felt. He said, a~me conceding de,eat, that his "~ plea will yet triumph in Georgia. ]~ place my reliance in the love- freedom ~hieh God gave~to Our fight is n~t over. Our fight i~* :just begun." Thompson carried several counti~r that went i~or TM,nmdge two ago. He tied with Talmadge in At]k~. in,son, and carried Berrien, ma~ Brook coun,ties. C~ng~essman D~n Wheeler ~: re-elected. Last n~ght, W.heeler Im~ 18,961 votes, Country J