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'/ Dedicated to the Upbuilding and Advancement of Clinch County .... "The Pine Center of the South" ME 56, ~IUMBER 47. REA Annual Sept. 16th llth MEET SLASH PINE CO- NOW SERVING 2,100 900 MILE LINES. eleventh Annual Meeting of ~em.bers of Slash Pine Electric Corporation is ache- to be held at Lhe Courthouse on Saturd:ay, Septem- 16, 1950, at ten o'clock A. M. program of business is with the election of three to serve for three year each. he co-operative adopted the stag~- method of electing directors Annual Meetin,g held in Sep- 1949, whereby three direc- are elected each year for Year terms. The co-do has been the county-caucus method of several years, whereby county elects their own ddrec- This method will be continued, this year three directors will one each from Clinch, and Ek~hols. Lanier county were elected for terms of a~d three years each at last meeting, and therefore theyI hot elect a director until next past twelve months have been ~ost successful in the history of )erative, according to Man- M. Hughes. In a statemen,t ~blication this week, he pointed hat the co-op now serves 2,100 on a'pproximately 900 miles in the counties of Clinch, Lanier, and Echols, and is Cting new mem, bers at the rate to ~wenty-five per month. ,Daugharty, of Fargo, is county's first county-wide x-ray and blood test survey held August 9-10-11-12, a success, according to infer- 'from Mrs. Loree M. Spells, Pu!blic Health Nurse. During 2,495 people participated program, the majority of were in Clinch county. Health Department's huge x-ray unit was set up in and HomerviHe to provide chest x-rays and blood~ tests. percentage of the popula- Voluntarily reported for test- Spells,' and Joe W. Little, Communica'l~le Disease In- of the State Health De- wish to express their ape the people of Clinch splenddd co@pera- during recent survey held and Homervilie. the two years, over 800,- HOMERVILLE: CLINCH COUNTY. GEORGIA, REV. DAVIS IN REVIVAL NEAR QUITMAN NEXT WEEK Big Counties Lose Under Road Plan Rev. Edgar Davis, Homerville Baptist pastor, will preach in a re- vival next week at Redland Baptist Church, near Quitman, Ga. He will be here on Sundays for local regular services. On Friday and Saturday nights of this weekend, the pastor will be at Twin Lakes, near Valdos- ta, where he will be speaking to an encampment of the Young People's Department, Lee Street Baptist Church, V aldvsta. COMPROMISE HIGHWAY WILL CAUSE PAVING OVER STATE TO BE "EQUALIZED." ATLANTA--Seven Georgia coun- ties with the heaviest population will get the lightest share of road funds under the Highway Depart- ~nent's new reorm law, officials disclosed last Friday. Preparing to put into action the so-called Gholston compromise high- way law enacted l~st Winter, high- way officials said the counties with the highest percentage of paving probably would remain at the bot- tom of the priority list until coun- ties with the lowest percentage of paving were "brought up to standard and all are equalized." The tentative list places Musco- gee County at the bottom and fol- lowing in next to bottom order: Chatham, Glynn, Bibb, Clarke, FuN throughout Georgia have free chest x.rays and blood FRIDAY. AUGUST 25. 1950. i tl LIVING ROOM CONTEST Georgia home demonstration club women are participating in a state- wide iivir,~- room improvement con- test which began July 1st and runs for a whole years, according to Miss Mary F. Lane, local home demon- stration agent. The club members (!nterin~ from Clinch County are: Mrs. Ru,by Lee, Arabia; Mrs. Joe B. Lanlcford, Arabia; Mrs. Roy Lank- ford, Arabia; Mrs. M. G. Hughes, Dupont; Mrs. Layton Hinson, Ar- gyle; Mrs. T. L. Pickren, Argyle; .Mrs. C. C. Champion, Argyle; and Mrs. Frank Beasley of Fargo. A similar contest cond~ucted in 1949 attractedi 900 entries in 6'0 Georgia counties. Prizes are to be given District and State winners. LOST Diamond setting, bout 3 crat, out of man's dimond ring. $2S reward for return, or information leading to recovery. Please notify in care of NEWS' office. (x) president of the Board of Directors, with C. R. Watson, of Lakeland, vice president, and Lewis Lee, of Du- gout. ~cretary-treasurer. A chest X-ray clin,ic will be held at the Clinch County Health De- lmrtment on Thursday, August 31, beginning at 9 A. M. All interested persons are asked to cents,ca Mrs. Spe$1s, Public health nurse, previous to this date. LITTLE SUWANNEE ! LUMBER CO. ton and Dou~-herty. These countiesI are not likely to get any secondaryI There's still round timber in these parts, as owned and operated by Messrs. Russell Carter U~ roads during the next 15 years, highI evidenced by the above shown at Littl Suwannee Joe M. Watts, is a busy place. The mill WaS est~ way officials said~ [ Lumber Co. mill, located on the ACL railroad two lished Aug. 19, 1948, and forty families are CH~'~'~'r.~, X-RAY"-'~I,~L|INI~ ~l "~ ]' miles west of Homerville. The timber was cut from nected with its pyroll. The mill's capcity is 10~o iandks of Mr. John F. Daugharty, prominent elderly 000 feet weekly. It buys timber in any amouu~ HEALTH DEPARTMENT AUG. 31 Clinch citizen and landowner, and was mong some large or smll trets, within radius of 50 mil~ fine old timber he had conserved untouched through of Homerville. Its overall activities have medic the years. The mill cut the timber in sizes up to an important part of Clinch county's ~usiness 16x16. The Little Suwannee Lutuber Co., Inc., ---Photo by W. J. ~ifB~, Clinch Young Men Examined for Draft FOR RENT Two-room furnished apartment, with bath. -- Mrs. E. B. Register, Hom- ~rville. HEALTH SURVEY SUCCESS m SEVEN WHITE AND FOUR COLORI~D REGISTRANTS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLA., EXAM. The following young Clinch coun- ty men were selected and sent for examination for Selective military service this week, accordi~ng to Mrs. Vida S. Harris, Clerk of the local selective service board: 1. Calvin W. Jaxnes. 2. Wallace D. Griffin. 3. Myron C. H~arper. 4. George E. Stalvey. 5. John Duncan Harper. 6. Sherman D. Tomlinson. 7. Elbert H. Booth. Colored 1. Lee Everett Stafford. 2. David! Rudolph Jr. 3. Calvin Williams. 4. Oscar Hedge. The above went to Jacksonville Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 22, for exam- ination. Draft examinations are now be- ing held about twice a month. Delinquent Mrs. Harris said that the follow- ing are delinquent registrants. Any- I one knowing their whereaboutsI is requested to report the informa-! tion to the local draft'board: ! Ernest MeNeely, colored, Cogdell, ! Ga. c oe ar I Milton Motley, Vo Olen R , F - go, Ga. Moved and left no address. throu~.h this program. Of this o ,or, the State Health Depart- School S t. Mrs. S. C Patterson is ,how- being .-rayed durin, Centennial at Union has discovered 15,000 cases of . the recent health survey in Clinch county. The survey here was a part of the state-wlde lrive to make available to .all Georgians free Hill ^" --unurcanAUt."'Za untreated unknown sy- a~d over 6,500 cases of heartI chest x-rays and blood tests. Results of the examinations are confi- Lr disorders, cancer and other i dential between the patient and the health officer. e, Results of all tests are ! .................. Next Sunday, Auwust 24th., Union 'lY confidential. 0nly the Court-Ireports. Everyone participating in l within three weeks informing him of Hill Congregation,el Church in At- Officer has access to these "~i~ nro~r~ will receive a letter tbe results ~f his tests. ,kinson County, will cdlebrate its ' [ 100t.h birthday with Centennial ser- I vices which are expected to draw l~about 1500 or more people. An in- teresting progTam has been at- ]ranged. Axnong those to speak will ['be Roy. Folks Hux~'ord of ttomer- I ville ~'ho wilt speak on the pioneer families who have been members of the church. There will be a fine dinner served ~ on the c~urch grounds at noon. A general invitation has been exten- ,ted bv the Centennial Committee, Mr. Thomas S. Corbitt, Chairman, tc the people of Clinch County to attend. Union Hill Church is ]peered on Red Bluff Creek several miles south : of Pearson and, in 1850, was loca- ted in Clinch county. The oldest .marked ~.ave t%ere is that of F. J. Mil!, Sr., who died in 1850. e Mrs. Perry Former .. Resident Died ]Mrs. A. E. Perry, 75, @ormer Clinch lresident, died Sunday morning in a Waycross hospital after an extended illness. She was the wife of the late I A. EL Perry, Atlantic Coast Line ,Railroad conduetor, and the family D. B. Terry, member of Clinch county health shown taking the free blood test during the survey here. Making the test is H. Grady (left), Communicable Disease Investigator tire regional hoedth office in Waycress. Look- u is Miu ~ ~P~rt@ib local kealtk depart- livedl at Du,Pont, 190~-1927, then moving to Thomasville, and later to Wayeross. Funeral services were held Monday 3:30 p. m., in the charpeI of Hinson Funeral Parlors with Dr. Julian T, Pipkin, pastor Oen,tral BaptistChurch officiating. Internment was in Oak- ----Photos by W. J. Gritt3s. meat clerk. Mrs. l~ree M. Spells is Clinch County Public Health Nurse. Members of the board a~o Supt. Mrs. Patterson, Commissioner Chairman J. T. Rigglns, and Dr. Terry. Dr. H. T. Adkins and Glenn S. O'Dell, of Wayct~ts, are bealtlk director and saaltarlau, roslmct|vely. land cometary. ~urvtvors include a daughter, Miss I/ tTS SETTLERS [| J[ FOLK3HUXFORDBY [1 It il "- E WA OF 8 2 hesse to get together and make ~. During the War of 1812, theI drive against the Creeks. 3~6~, Creeks, Seminoles and other Indian iGeorgia militia collected at Fo~t~ tribes were instigated by the Eng-iHawkins on the Ocmulgee fish to commit numerous atrocities (the site of the present city of M~ against the people of Georgia and Alabama. Despite the most concilia- tory attitude on the part of Geor- gians having dealings with the Creeks it was impossible to keep peace with them..There were not only rival Chiefs and "leading men" among the tribes but there was also a considerable element continually doing all they coul~ to bring about an all-out war. The Indian border was the scene of frequent sneak attacks by small parties of Indians, often times re- salting in the massacre of whole families, the burning of the home and stealing of the stock,etc. Soon ~fter war was declared in June, 1812, with Great Britain, Te- eumseh, the famous Shawnee In- dian chief from the Ohio valley, visited the SouthernIndians. He urged them to take ad~-antage of the war, to unify themselves and drive the whites back to the coast. He was a very eloquent speaker and was receive4 with great favor wherever he went. The war-like attitude among the Indians prompted Governor David B. Mitchell, on the adViee of his mi- litia officers, to order block:hauses forts built along t'he frontier c~un-,., ties. They were usual.ly built ten miles apart. Each one was built one hundred feet square and contained two block-houses, and was enclosed by a stockade eight feet high. Three of these forts were built in Twiggs County, three in Pu:laski, three in Telfair and two in Tattnall. The long looked!-for Indian at- tack came on August 30, 1813, over in Alabama m~here the Creeks main- ly lived. At noon. of the fatal day, a body of over seven hindred Creeks warriors surprised Fort Mime on the Alabama River, taking the gar- rison entirely by surprise. Before the sot,diers had time to close the gates of the fort and man their guns the Indian horde was upon them, outnu~mbcring them two t.':.~ one. The outiome was that three hundr~ad men, women and children inside the fort were slaughtered' in the most savage manner known to Indians. The Fort Mims massacre was the signal for a general uprisiP.g evetT- where of Creeks and Seminoles. The latter attacked the settlements in Camden County where the mili- tia was sent against them and after much privation and hunger beeavse of forced marches, overtook the Seminoles and utterly defeated and drove them back into Florida. The Federal Govern~ment called on the militia of Georgia and Ten- Evelyn, Perry, two sons, J. I., Perry and R. E. Perry, all of Wayeross; two sisters, Mrs. Sally G. Brooks, Baconton, and Mrs. J. H. Mathis, Bryan, Texas; a brother, A.M. Or~gors, Albany; five ffrsndehild- ten aners at an Indian town named "Houthlau-wau-bec.'~ He sent 1500 of his militia to dis- perse them. In a battle at a place called' Challi,bee, the Creeks were utterly routed again and fled in all directions. Gen. Andrew Jackson was sent~ by the General Government with a large body of United States troops against the Creeks. After a serie~ of skirmishes he was finally able to engag~e them in a major battle at Horse,S hoe Bend on the Talla- poesa River in Alabama. This bat- fie was the one which completel~ crushed the proud Creeks and o- bliged them to sue for peace; ~here~ was nothing else they could do. TREATY OF FORT JACKSON After the Horse-shoe Bend battle a treaty ~as entered into with t~ defeated Chiefs and leading men a~t Fort Jackson in A,}abama, on gust 9, 1814. Gem Jackson was t~ ~ole representative presen,t of t]te United States. He d~ctated his terms. When the chiefs said smms~ thing abotrt money Jackson repli~ (Continued to back pa~]b .,