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Dedicated to the Upbuilding and Advancement of Clinch County .... "The Pine Center of the South" |E 57, NUMBER 4. HOMERVILLE," CLINCH COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1950. SUBSCRIPTION: $2.00 PER YEAR II Election Next Tuesday IMPORTANT AMEND- TO BE VOTED ON CITIZENS OF GEORGIA. election, usually a very will be held all over Tuesday next week, the in November, which set by federal law for the of congressmen and States follow the election by electing their most impor- Qflicials. In the South, where primary elections are to election, the general elec- usually just a formality s~nce nominees usually have the General Election is that Georgians vote on a- to the State Const~:d- This year, two important a- have been submitted to by the Legislature, in ad: to a flock of amendments o nature in which there is no One would allow county of education to borrow money same basis as cities and coun- of commissioners. ~.other amendments, in which Interest is centered, would if extend the County Unit Sys- voting to the General Elec- unit system for many years used in the primary elec- Opponents claim it dis-fran- voters in city counties, x~hile of the county unit cla;.m domination of the '.~tate by city counties. In gone by, several officials have on the county trait sys- receiving the majority of votes cast. county unit system is very to popular voting, and is tive on the influence that counties have in Each county receives votes for each representa- has in th~ Legislature. Thus, such as Clinch, Echols, etc.. Sn~all populations have two unit each. Counties such as Coffee, Lowndes, etc.,have four unit and' the eight largest count'(.s six unit votes each. A candi. Carrying a county receives all votes. The State Constitu- Sets the number of representa- the dounties may have in the although thls is not be- on next Tuesday. Clinch county with 6,000 2 unit votes has one- the voting power of Fulton however, has 75 times as as Clinch. The County is no different, however representation. Clinch ~ne representative. Fulton has The legislature is where laws and taxes levied TED R.E.A. MANAGER DANIEL M. HUGHES been re-elected manager of Slash Pine Electric Member- Corporation, which serves Counties, with headquarters in He has been manager eight years during which time organization has grown from tulles 1)f lines with 188 mere- 0 Local Young Men Report Inducted Into Army Ulyess Corbitt and Eddie Stewart have been accepted by the Navy af- ter volunteering. They left Monday for Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- tion. The following Clinch county young men have reported for U. S. Army induction, according to Mrs. Vida S. Harris, Clerk of the local Selec- Service Board: Harvey D. Bennett. Rudolph Candler Register. George Edward Stalvey. John Duncan Harper. Colored Calvin Williams. Liquor Election Called Nov. 16th PETITION FILED WITH ORDINARY FOR VOTE OF PEOPLE ON LIQQUOR SALES. A petition representing 35% of the registered voters in the county has been presented to Ordinary Mrs. Agnes 'E. Smith for a special election to be held on whether in allow the sale of alcoholic liquors in Clinch county. The Ordinary has set the date of the special election for November 16 (Thursday), the date being within the 30 days period required by law. Clinch county is legally dry and has been so since prohibition days. Alcoholic liquors cannot be legally sold in the county. When the pro- hibition law was repealed in Geor- gia, it was left to the. individual counties to vote whether or not to legalize liquor. Clinch county voted dry. At various times, the sale of beer has been licensed, which is permitted under state law at the dis- cretion of city and county officials. Although it is illegal to sell liquor in the county, it has been reported in the past that one or two places r~robably hold Federal tax licenses to engage in its sale. The usual l heavy amount of bootlegging goes on here as it does in every county. I state out of 159 counties now le~a- t lize liquor, most of these being the heavily-populated counties. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION thirty-five (35~;~) per cent of the "registered voters of Clinch County, qualified to vote at the general elec- tion immediately preceding the pre- sentation of said petition, request- ing me, as Ordinary, to call a spe- cial election as provided for in Chapter 58-10 of the Code of Geor- gia for 1933 (Georgia Laws, 1937- 38, Ex. Seq., pp 103, 105). Pursuent to my duties as set forth in Chapter 58-10 of the Code of Georgia for 1933, I, as Ordinary DO ttEREBY CALL A SPECIAL ELEC- TION to be held in said County on ~he 16th day of November, 1950, ~aid date being within thirty (30) days of the presentation of the pe- tition referred to. At said Special Election there will be submitted to the voters of the County who are qualified to vote I City Election To Be In December VOTER'S REGISTRATION BOOKS TO OPEN MONDAY AT CiTY HALL OFFICE. Registration books for citizens of Homerville who wish to vote in this year's City election will be open .the first Monday in November, (next week), according to City Clerk J. R. Pittman. The law requires that the registration books be kept open un- til a week before the election, then closed. All citizens who have been a resident of the City, or will have been, six months prior to election date, and who have paid all taxes "legally imposed and demanded" by the City, are qualified to register to vote. The election, set by la~v, is the first Wednesday in December. The office of Mayor will be voted on for a two-year term, and two of the four Aldermen posts will be voted on for four-year terms. There are four Al- dermen, or Councilmen, two coming up for election every two years. Terms expiring this year, besides Mayor J. F. Poppell, are Aldermen John E. Gardner and B. W. Harper, Sr. The terms of the other two Al- dermen, Messrs. C. J. King, Sr., and W. Earl Wheeler, expire in 1952 By Rubye Bennett Carter Miss Bobble Steedley spent the' weekend in Atlanta. She was the guest of Miss Benna Willa Harring- ton of Fargo who is in Atlanta em- ployed by Sears Roebuck and Co. Miss Steedley was also the guest of Perry Raymond Wooten at the Ga. Tech-Kentucky football game Satur- day..Perry Raymond is a student at Georgia Tech. Lieutenant Daniel J. Bennett of the United States Navy arrived Thursday to spend a short while with his mother, Mrs. Rubye Carter, who has been quite ill for several weeks. Lt. Bennett and his wife have been stationed on Guam for 24 months. They were enroute from the island of Guam 25 days on ship board and by auto from San Fran- cisco to Argyle. He had orders to report to the Jacksonville, Fla., Na- val Air Station for duty, and l'.e hopes to be there for 3 years, in or- der to be near home. Mr. and Mrs. Leo James and son, Harry Leo, spent Sunday at Cogdell at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Barber in the interest of the AAA. A number from here have atten- ded the fair in Homerville this week. The Home Demonstration Club of Argyle also had quite a number of articles in the fair that is thought will be of interest. United Nations Day was observed here on Tuesday, the 24th, with all of the school children taking part in the program. A flag was made'by the Home Demonstration Club mere bers and presented to the school It seems there are a lot of people who do not know that the U. N. has a flag. It is made on a background of light blue, the whole earth is de- picted in the center piece encircled by a palm leaf cluster which de- notes peace for the whole world. The entire school paraded at eleven o'clock carrying the flag of the U- nited States and beside that was one carrying the flag of the United N~- tions. Tne march was made to the Methodist church where there was b Says Real Object of Opponents to Unit System Is To Destroy 118 Small Counties in Georgia. LAKELAND, Ga., Nov. 2--Former Gov. E. D. Rivers lashed out at opposition to the county unit amendment today and said he was in favor of its passage. The amendment to Georgia's constitution would put the unit vote plan into all state elections. Rivers said: "I have been told that it is being circulated around that I am against the county unit amendment. I am voting for the amendment next Tuesday because it makes it impossible for stooge politicians to do away with the county unit system in primaries. "The real object of those sponsoring opposition to the amendment is to finally abolish 118 counties in Georgia and Lanier (Rivers' home county) would be one of them. "If this (electoral) system was good enough for Jefferson, Jackson, Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, it's good enough for us." The former governor has been traditionally allied with the anti- Talmadge group in Georgia's democratic party Gov. Herman Tal- madge is making an all-out fight for the county unit plan to be written into the state's constitution next Tuesday by a popular vote of the people. Rsv. Grooms To I VOLUNTEER Preach Sunday A. Carroway Lee of DuPont en- listed in the U S. Air Force recently Rev. J.-W. Grooms, a Baptist pastor !and is receiving basic training at in Savannah, will preach here at lLackland Air Force Base, San An- the Baptist church this Sunday, ini'~onio, Texas. the ~.bsence of Pastor Edgar T. Da-I Arden Griffis of Fargo and Hilton vis who is away in a revival cam-i Thomas of Homerville enlisted in paign. Rev. Grooms is a former pas-ithe U. S. Air Force last week and tor of the local church, and is well and favorably known here. He and his wife are exp.ected to arrive here a day or two in advance to visit friends and acquaintances. Sunday is the first Sunday in the month, the day set aside for empha- sis on Sunday School contributions to the building fund program. S. S. Supt. F. M. Parker urges that the biggest effort yet be made this Sun- day so that completion on the Sun- day School building can be made without further delay. Considerable work remains tt) be done on the in-I terior of the new building, i Re-painting of the church inter-i ]ior last week brought many favor-i able comments on its appearance. I This week the Dastormm exter.o': isI being re-painted. day here enroute to his home at Mobile, Ala., after staying for a few weeks in Tampa, Fla., where he. is employed by the American Bitumu lus Co. He was the guest of his pa- rents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steedley. left Monday for Lackland Air Force Base for basic training. ": GIRL SC(~UT NEWS The Homerville Girl Scouts have sent bags, containing school sup- plies, to Greece for the school chil- dren there. The bags were sent in October to the Greek War Assoeia- their Schoolmates Overseas Badge. The Girl Scouts were awarded the l blue ribbon for their booth at the County Fair. It ~as,, very attractive. The Scouts expressed thanks for the help of their leaders. The regular meeting this week was canceled because Wednesday was school day at the Fair. FARM BUREAU NOTICE The County-wide Farm Bureau will meet at the Homerville courthouse on Monday, November 6th, 7:30 p. m Everyone please be present. Halloween was observed here atI ---L. J. Hinson, Secretary. the school Wednesday evening with1 .... - . a weiner roast. Cold drinks, home-i ........ ...... , man rlomervllle were unaay mane canny an(] cakes were m pro-, _ ...... .... i guests ot ~r anu Ivlrs W E James fusmn Little Wilhs Bennett was the ...... ..... er madei Mr W E Morris was called to winner "oi a cake nls morn I... ;" ..." .." .... ~laCKVllle, ~ ~, weanesuay on ac- and sold hckets for Thin is the se- " " ........... "--n- cake hisleunt of his father being seriously cona ume Willis Has wo a .... , ~. . m,~th~,, msr1,~ fn~, lh,~ ~ohaal T-In wns lll in me urangeourg Hospital at Orangeburg, C Mr Morns has also crowned the king of the Hal- loween and Carole Johns was queen, visited here many times and made Mrs. Linnie Corbett of Waycross a host of friends who will regret to was the guest for the weekend of learn of his illness. her sister, Mrs. W. H. James. Friends of Mrs. James will be glad to know that she is able at this writing to sit up and to go to the dining room :'.or her meals. Mrs. T. D. James left Wednesday for Albany after a few days visit with her parents, My. and Mrs. J. M. Evans. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Evans will be glad to hear they are doing as well as could be expected for members of the General As- a bell to be rung, and each oriel after the recent serious illness that sembly, the question of whether the parsing for a minute of prayer. Miss I both have had. Mrs. Evans is able manufacture, sale, and distribution O'Kelly, Miss Steedley, and Miss~to sit up in a chair and Mr. Evans of Alcoholic Beverages and Liquors Riggins, the school faculty, arranged I is able to be up and around as in said County of Clinch shall be ~he orogram. J dsual. permitted or prohibited. Mrl Henry Steedley spent Wednes-l Mr! and Mrs. Francis (Scrap) Eat- Said election will be held accor- ding to the rules and regulations governing election for members ofI the General Assembly. This 1st day of Nov., 1950. AGNES E. SMITH, Ordinary, (11-10x) Clinch County. ber-eonsumers to the present to- tal of 900 miles of lines with 2,900 members. THE NEW Beginning with this issue, the NEWS henceforth will be using a new body type, which you are now reading. It is technically called 8 pt. Corona with Erbar Bold. It is the latest and most legible of body types developed by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. The Savannah Morning News recently started using it in a 'slightly smaller size. This is the bold face which you will be see- ing henceforth. Each linotype letter die, or matrix, has a light and a bold letter. There are 1,200 of these in-I dividual brass matrices using iq set- ting the lead type from which your paper is printed. It was necessary~ to replace the old matrices with the i new ones. THE OLD This is the type face that the NEWS has been using since 1927. Our readers can readily see by com- paring this ~with the type to the left that the newer face is much more legi, ble and easier to read. Techni- cally, this old type is known as 8 pt. Century with Cheltenham Bold. It is still widely used over the nation, mostly in commercial job printing and trade publications. This is the bold face of our old type. Compare it with the new bold face to the left that you will be seeing ~n the fu- ture. The NEWS is happy to make this change, believing that it will add much to your reading comfort. The Empire Banking Company will be closed on November 11, in holid ay observance of Day. 0 (30-etaoin) Mrs. Harley James and son and Mrs. Lamartine Jzmes and son of Live Oak, Fla., were recent-guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. James. Mrs. C. A. Wildes and children of Albany and Mrs. Willie L. Smith, also of Albany, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Smith and :~amily. Mr. M. D. Colton and his mother i from Tallahassee, Fla., were Sunday HEADS DISTRICT PRINCIPALS RALPtI E. GASKINS was elected last Thursday as the president of Eighth District High School Principals' Association. The district GEA meeting was held in Waycross at the high school build- ing, and was attended by local county teachers. Wm. Smith Grave Marking Sunday D.A.R. TO MARK REVOLU- ~': TIONARY SOLDIER'S GRAVE ~i AT ARABIA CHURCH. "I An occasion which promises to* draw a large attendance of people from over several counties of south Georgia is the marking of the grave of William Smith, a Revolutionary soldier at old Bethany (Arabia) Church some eight or ten relies north of here on Sunday, Nov. 5. John Floyd Chapter, D. A. R., Mrs. E. J. Smith, Regent, is sponsoring the occasion, and has arranged an interesting program which will be- gin at 11:30 a. m. At 2 p. m., an old-fashioned basket dinner will be served on the grounds. Those living in Clinch and nearby counties are asked to bring well-filled boxes or baskets with "them. : .......... Judge W. C. H6dgbs 'of HiffdSviHe, a descendant~ "will: make ~he princi- pal address at the~ dedication. Sev- eral other descendants are also on , the program to speak extemporan- eously. A short dedication cere- mony at the grave will be participa- ted in by several members of John Floyd Chapter, D~A.R., who are des- cendants. William. Smith ~was born in 1765 and died in 1841 which was the year the church was constituted. He is said to have been one of the foun- ders of the chdrch (the church's ear- ly records have been lost througP~ fire). He was married twice and had fifteen children, The oldest, William, Jr., born 1789, lived and died ia Liberty, now Long county, where his descendants are very numerous. All other children moved to this county with their ~arents or soon after. William Smith lived on Red Bluff Creek in vresent Atkinson county on a plantation now known as the old S. A. Lastinger farm. Af- ter his death the property passed to his daughter and her husband, Nan- cy who married John Williams. A- mong the children of the old soldier were John Smith, Manning Smitb, Jesse Smith, James M. Smith, M~r- tha who married Henry Dias, Nan- who married John Williams, Elea- nor who married James Jones, Re- becca who married Josenh Sirmans, Fannie who married Martin Cor- bitt, Pollie who married Newsom Corbitt, Elizabeth who married Ro- wan Pafford and Naomi who mm~ ried Thaddeus Sears. Descendants believe there are be- tween eight and ten thousand living deseendanL~, though the addresses of many of them are unknown. The Chapter officers in-Re a~l descen- dants to attend. Descendants live roo~tlv in I ibertv, Long, Clinch, La- nier, Lowndes, Berrien, Cook and Atkinson counties. Many are known to be ~n W~orida. Among the descendants are Judge ~r. c. Hod~es of Hine~.,,itle: Judge H. M. Hodges of I,udo~rici: Ray..toeI W. Smith of Ludowici; H. M. Pal- ford of Wavcross; Rev. Tyler Rauls of the Methodist Church: Judc.e g. J. Smith of Homerville; C. 0. Smith, Tax Commissioner of Cook county; John M. Smith, former Commission- er of Clinch and Lanier counties; Mayor Francis Corbi~t of Pearson: r)r..loe Corbett of Pear.~on: J. W, Pafford. wostmaster at Statenville: J. Levin Pafford, Lanier county ci- vic leader; and others. night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wai- ter G. Hughes and family. A candle light service was held at the Methodist church on Sunday e- venih~ at 6:30 o'clock with Rev. Freddie Wheeler in charge. The guest speaker ~vas Rev. W. R. Key of Winona Park, Waycross, who al- so administered the Sacrament. Mrs. Hiram O'Quinn of Valdosta with her children are here for a vi- sit with Mrs. T. O. O'Quinn. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Pickren, Ru- byedora Pickren, and Benny Morris attended the Theater Guild play, "Night Must Fall," in Waycross on Wednesday night. Miss Annette Pic- kren who is on the faculty of the Williams Heights School in Way- cross portrayed the part of Dora Parkoe in the play which ~was staged at the high school auditorium. Thought for the week: "Thouglt we travel the world over to find or we find it not." /