Digest of Charlton County Herald - January 1933

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

Charlton County Herald. Established June, 1898. Printed Friday of each week. Subscription rate: Six months, $1.00. One year, $2.00. T.W. WRENCH, Editor.

January 6, 1933

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET. The new board of county commissioners succeeded the old on Tuesday and N.E. Roddenberry and C.J. Altman relieved O.M. Prescott and Newt Roddenberry, the retiring members. They selected county agent Hursey with the same salary, $75.00 per month. O.F. Wilson, clerk at $40.00 per month and A.S. McQueen with retainer fee of $175.00. There was quite an interest in the outcome of the election of county agent Hursey and several of our local politicians were busy working for his retention.

WEDDING. The marriage Sunday of Miss Sara Cornelia Davis and Mr. Archie Buie of Burnt Fort was an event of the holidays. They were married Sunday in Waycross at the parsonage of the Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. John M. Outley. They will make their home at Burnt Fort on the Camden County side. She is the daughter of Rev. M.G. Davis and was a member of the graduating class of 1933. Mr. Buie is the manager of the business of his uncle and is well thought of by all who know him. Miss Mary Shivar accompanied them to Waycross.

CREWS CHILD INJURED BY MOTHER PIG. Rufus Carrol, five year old son of Rufus Crews, was attacked by a sow when the child went into a lot at his grandfather Moses Crews place, where the hog and some young pigs were. His screams caused a hasty rush of the household to his rescue where they found the sow biting him ferociously. He was given treatment at the Thompson Drug Store. No bad results are expected from the bites.

MR. T.R. CARTER DIED. Last rites were held at Piney Grove Church Tuesday for T.R. Carter, 56, a Ware County farmer who died at his home near there Monday. He was the father of Mrs. Jack Mizell of Folkston. Interment was in Piney Grove cemetery.

HOMELAND CITY ELECTION. The Homeland election with one candidate for mayor, C.W. Waughtel and eight candidates to fill five alderman vacancies and S.E. Ackerman for recorder was on in full blast Thursday morning. The council candidates were B.W. Kennison, W.C. White, M.Z. Wildes, G.H. Guinn, Fred Kottman, M.M. Toy, Arthur Roberts and Wm. Schneider.

BODY OF FOLKSTON YOUTH BROUGHT BACK FOR BURIAL. Interment was made in the Folkston cemetery Saturday of the body of Jeff Stokes, son of Mrs. J.J. Stokes, who died some five years ago in Santos, Brazil. He was employed by the Mississippi Shipping Company at the time of his death and through government agencies the removal of his body was made. Under the law it seems bodies cannot be brought back from foreign countries until after the lapse of five years and the family made arrangements to have that done as soon as the time expired. The shipping company brought the body back to New Orleans and it was shipped from there, arriving on the Boogy last Saturday. Ely came down from Hickox to assist with the interment.

MRS. L.M. SANDERSON DIED. Mrs. L.M. Sanderson, age 69, died suddenly in Homeland Saturday just after returning from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Preston Wildes near Newell. She has lived at Homeland for the past several years and was well thought of. She was buried at Antioch with Rev. Hodges of Hilliard, pastor of Homeland Baptist Church, officiating. She is survived by three sons, Grant, Arthur and Ernest; three daughters, Mrs. Preston Wildes, Mrs. Joe Bunch and Mrs. Archie Williams.

FLU EPIDEMIC AT MONIAC SCHOOL. Two of the teachers, Mrs. Ralph Knabb and Miss Marie Boyd as well as fully half the pupils were absent from the new Moniac school this week as a result of the flu epidemic raging in that community. The enrollment of the school is 148 normally and the attendance was out to less than 70 this week. The report is that quite a number are laid up and the doctors from Macclenny and Baldwin are practicing there. None of the sick are seriously ill so far as we were able to learn.

CHARLTON COUNTY STATISTICS. Judge H.G. Gibson has supplied the Herald with the vital statistics report for 1932 which shows that there were 100 marriage licenses issued; 70 births reported and 39 deaths reported from Charlton County. The New Year record was a marriage license to John A. Haywood of Toledo and Ludie Sims of Traders Hill, Judge Gibson tying the knot.

CHOLERA IN PIGS OF LOCAL FARM. Grooms Brooks was in this week to see us. He brought us a dozen bottles of sweetness to go with our bread and it was a fine sample of syrup. He tells us that hog cholera has been working on their porkers and that he lost nine. Inoculation has been done but the hogs were on a range so big it was hard to pen them up for treatment.

CITY MARSHAL AND ATTORNEY CHOSEN. The Folkston city fathers met and the marshal and city attorney were the only officers to be elected. Marshal Barnes was elected without opposition. There was a contest over the attorney’s place between Attorney Braswell and George Gowen and George Gowen was chosen. Compensation of the marshal remains the same, at $100.00 per month, while a retainer fee of $50.00 was set for the town attorney.

NEW BARBER SHOP. The new barber shop is in operation by new barber named Huron. It is next door to the Shell station.

WEDDING. The many friends of William D. Gooden will be interested to hear of his marriage to Miss Sue Barrot of Atlanta which took place in Fernandina on December 24, 1932.

January 13, 1932

CROSS TIES FROM LAND OF MRS. LYDIA STONE CREWS. One of the largest sales of tie stumpage reported for this section is that of part of the timber on property of Mrs. Lydia Stone Crews to Mr. Jim Strickland of Waycross for approximately $5,000.00. The winter dry weather has enabled him to cut sufficiently of the timber to net that sum already and he still is cutting from the property. These ties are close to trackage and under present conditions easily accessible. They are to be used by the AB&C Railroad.

HOMELAND ELECTS CITY OFFICIALS. Last Thursday the annual election of officers for the town of Homeland was held. The successful are C.W. Waughtel, mayor; S.E. Ackerman, recorder; M.M. Toy, William Schneider, W.C. White, W.Z. Wildes and Grover Guinn, councilmen. The town is in a fine condition and despite the fact that it had levied no tax for 1932, has a hundred dollars in its treasury.

U.S. BOMBERS FLY OVER FOLKSTON. Folkston was given a sight of the bombers of the United States flyers Monday afternoon when two fleets flew over the town on their way from the Miami races. These monsters thrilled the younger generation as well as the older as they watched them fly past just a few hundred feet overhead. Their hum was significant, awe inspiring. The announcement was recently made that ships carrying passengers on a regular schedule will soon be put on from Jacksonville.

FOLKSTON CITY OFFICIALS. Mayor Thompson announced this week that the council committees appointed for 1932 were re-appointed for 1933. Council members are O.E. Raynor, George R. Gowen, C.J. Passieu, O.C. Mizell and V.A. Hodges.

W.H. MIZELL IS NEW FERTILIZER INSPECTOR. W.H. Mizell, newly appointed fertilizer inspector by the Commissioner of Agriculture, returned from Atlanta this week having been sworn in. He will begin his work the first of February and will travel in six counties.

WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Mills announce the marriage at Jacksonville on November 18, 1932 of their daughter Mayme Wright Mills to Mr. A.T. Aetkins of Jacksonville.

MANY TOURISTS. Banks Restaurant served sixty dinners Thursday to tourists.

SHERIFF SIKES TO LIVE IN JAIL RESIDENCE. The residential part of the jail is being cleaned and repainted for the use of Sheriff Sikes who will move in shortly. At this time there is only one prisoner inhabiting that Bastille.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Canady of St. George, a fine girl.

OLD GEORGIA CUSTOM. It’s “moving time” in South Georgia according to a Thomasville news writer. Scores of share croppers and tenant farmers are following the old custom of moving their families and household belongings to new sites. Frequently dissatisfied with their accomplishments on one spot or possibly having some grievance against the landlord, they begin early in the fall to lay plans for moving. Although trades for new sites usually are closed before Christmas the majority of movers wait until the week between that holiday and New Year’s Day before migrating to other parts. Once on a new site the average share cropper resolves to “stay put” for a while but the urge to move on returns to many before the year is out. It’s an old South Georgia custom.

January 20, 1933

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Petty a fine nine pound baby boy on January 11. Mrs. Petty was formerly Miss Nellie Byrd.

NEW BABY. O.K. Prevatt is sure okey this week. It’s the coming of a fine young man to his home Sunday, and Mrs. Prevatt is getting along fine.

CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business on December 31, 1932: Resources, $389,023.36.

January 27, 1933

NEW SCHOOL TEACHER. Miss Rabun Battle of Wadley, Ga. has been selected to fill the vacancy in the high school caused by the resignation of Miss Godley. She will be teacher, librarian and debate coach.

STOLEN MILK, GAS AND OIL. Thursday morning Harry Johnson found himself minus his milk supply, someone having removed two quart bottles from his doorstep. That was not the worst of it, for when he started to go to work he discovered that the oil and gas supply had been drained from his car. Sheriff Sikes was on the hot trail with clues but at the hour of going to press no capture had been made.

UPTONVILLE SUNDAY SCHOOL. The average attendance at Sunday School at Uptonville during its two years of usefulness was reported by Supt. Eli Waughtel last Sunday at 51.

REV. ERNEST ALTMAN VISITS. Rev. Ernest Altman came down from Atlanta last week for a visit to his father, M. Altman. He is now pastor of one of the largest Baptist churches in Atlanta.

LONG LIFE OF CROSS TIE. An average life of 23 years for creosoted ties was reported by seven railroads. Some of the ties were sound and in service after 34 years.

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