Digest of Charlton County Herald - January 1934
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
Charlton County Herald, established June, 1898, printed Friday each week, entered at the Post Office at Folkston as second class mail matter. Two years, $2.00; one year, 1.50; six months, $1.00, payable in advance. T.W. Wrench, Editor
January 5, 1934
RULING CLEARS WAY TO PAY DEPOSITORS OF CLOSED BANKS. Atlanta – No stone is being left unturned by R.G. Clay, President of Fulton National Bank and District Chairman of the Bank Liquidation Committee, in efforts to secure payments without delay for depositors of closed Georgia banks. [Long, long article about banks giving money back to depositors, lists names of 25 banks that had applied to reopen.]
FOLKSTON’S WATERWORKS BONDS APPROVED. News of the government approving the recently voted and validated Waterworks Bonds was received in Folkston this week. Advertisement for materials will be printed at once. Work must begin in 30 days and the completion made in 90 days. It is roughly estimated that not less than $10,000 will be paid for labor to local people.
HOMELAND CITY ELECTION. The annual election to select officers of Homeland was held Thursday. There seems to have been some confusion of the voters as to just who has the right to vote and hold offices. It seems that quite a few are delinquent in paying their state and county taxes and that some have not paid the Town taxes prior to 1932. At a mass meeting two sets of candidates were named to fill vacancies. Some contend that all having paid their taxes up to 1931 and poll taxes for 1932 are legally entitled to vote. Those who have obtained their 60th birthday and are due no back poll taxes are also considered legal voters. The election is quiet, and the polls not closing, the count will not be available until the next week’s paper.
COUNTY AGENT HURSEY. The County Commissioners met this week and their deliberations were somewhat lengthy as several petitions were received requesting the retention of the county agent based upon his accepting a salary of $50.00 per month. The government supplies $62.50 and the agent must furnish his own car and pay expenses.
SCHOOL GRANT MEANS JOBS FOR LOCAL MEN. News from Atlanta shows that a request of Supt. John Harris for an appropriation for repair of Charlton County High School, construction of a gymnasium and repairing some of the other units in the county has been approved for $8,000. This will be used in painting, adding fire escapes on the high school, etc. Only 15% will be used for material and the other 85% for labor.
TIMBER PROTECTION ORGANIZATION MEETS. The Charlton County T.P.O. met this week in St. George. They appointed patrolmen and tower men to supplement the work of the CCC camp in fire suppression. Those attending were L. Knabb, W.C. Hopkins, T.E. Leckie, J.V. Gowen, Marion Oliver, E. Bell, Ernest Roberts, Lonnie Roberts, Fred Osterman, W.L. Suggs, Arthur Barker and Dixon Thomas. An assignment of one cent per acre was voted to defray the expense of payrolls. The first four months’ activities of the CCC camp has seen the completion of 85 miles of 25 foot plowed firebreaks, ten miles of telephone lines, the laying of the foundation of a 100 foot tower which is to be erected four miles west of Toledo. Average number of men employed daily on the work was approximately 100.
VALUED EMPLOYEE MOVES. S.G. Tetwiler, who came to the Herald shop in June, 1931, left Sunday night for Los Angeles, Cal. Where he will be associated with a nephew in the publication of a newspaper.
O.K. LUNCHROOM OPENS. Folkston has a new sandwich shop that opened this week next door to the Grain & Grocery Co. store. The proceeds of the first day were given to the building fund of the Baptist Church. Some of the ladies of that church assisted in serving. Managers of the new business are Mrs. W.R. McCoy and Miss Jessie Mae Davis. It will be known as the O.K. Lunchroom.
TWINS FOR SNOWDEN FAMILY. Harry Snowden was presented with twins by Mrs. Snowden last week, Dr. McCoy acting as the stork in the case. One is a boy and one is a girl.
VICKERY INFANT DIED. An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Waudelle Vickery was buried Monday in the Folkston Cemetery. It was born dead on Sunday. The mother is getting along nicely.
GEORGE WAINWRIGHT DIED. The death of a former citizen, George Wainwright, in Starke, Fla. Saturday and his burial Sunday, caused several of our citizens to go over Sunday and attend the funeral.
J.H. ZARFOS MAY MOVE TO HOMELAND. J.H. Zarfos of Minneapolis has been spending the week in Homeland looking over his property there. He is planning on making this section his home in a year or two.
January 12, 1934
HOMELAND CITY OFFICIALS CHOSEN. The election of a new council for the village of Homeland was almost as quiet as the ones Folkston has. Thirteen voters went to the polls. Mayor Waughtel withdrew from the race leaving Mr. Wrench without opposition and Recorder Ackerman was unopposed. Those chosen for the council were J.H. Garrison, R.F. Wainwright, Julian Crews, A. Roberts, and M.M. Toy.
SANITARY TOILETS. D.B. Sanford, located at Waycross, was here Thursday conferring with Mr. McCraney over building sanitary toilets in Folkston. Fifteen have been approved and Mr. Sanford said they would work them in units, as soon as that many are built, another fifteen will be approved. The government does the work, the owners supplying the material.
CHARLTON BOYS JOIN CCC. Thirty-nine boys from Charlton were taken into the St. George camp this week. Not having the names at hand, we will defer giving details until later. This camp, No. 1450, is now quarantined, several diseases having taken root in camp, pneumonia being the worse. Mumps, measles and itch are the contagious diseases. One death in the Jacksonville hospital was reported Thursday.
NEW CYPRESS MILL. One of the new industries of this section is the large cypress mill now being installed at Cypress, two miles south of Racepond by the Georgia Cypress Co. It’s expected the mill will begin operation by February 1st. J. G. Fitzgibbons will be the executive manager.
THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank of Folkston and Nahunta at close of business December 30, 1933: Resources: $378,081.88.
RAT CATCHER JOBS AVAILABLE. If you want to be a rat catcher why not see about such a job. There are fifty to be appointed, so it is said. They have a method of extermination that ought to be learned by every one that has pests about their places, so why not learn it to your own profit.
SHINGLE MILL MANAGER MOVES TO HOMELAND. Mr. Martin and family, consisting of a wife and three children are now located at Homeland. He is in charge of the shingle mill at Racepond. They come from Pinehurst in Dooly County.
January 19, 1934
GABOR ENYEDY DIED. Gabor Enyedy, 63, and resident of St. George for the past 21 years except for a short season spent in New York, died at his home last Saturday. Gabor was a working Hungarian, was a successful gardener and raised a family of seven children. Two of them, including Mary Gabor, graduated from Charlton County High School. The funeral was in the cemetery at St. George.
COUNTY RETAINS HURSEY AS COUNTY AGENT. Charlton County Commissioners’ first meeting of the year gives us some interesting sidelights into where the money goes. According to their official record shown on the bulletin board on the courthouse door, they have re-engaged County Agent A.B. Hursey at $50.00 per month for 1934. Col. A.S. McQueen was retained as county attorney and paid a retainer fee of $175.00 for the year; Clerk O.F. Wilson was retained at $40.00 per month; J.F. Melton, road foreman for February. Mr. Hursey was instructed to inoculate hogs free to farmers, provided the farmer did not want more hogs inoculated than his tax return shows. The county will supply the serum free of cost to farmers.
WEDDING. Fitzhugh Murray was a visitor to Screven last Sunday. The surprise of the visit developed later when Fitzhugh returned with Miss Hazel M. Franklin and called upon Judge Gibson where the two were united in wedlock, the judge tying the knot. Friends have been congratulating Fitzhugh on the step and wishing him many happy days this week. Mr. Murray is one of Folkston’s best barbers. Miss Franklin has made many friends here on previous visits and is welcomed to our city as a citizen.
RAT QUILL READY. EDGAR ALLEN NAMES FOREMAN AND AIDS. Chief Rat Killer Edgar Allen or whatever the government may call him, has named his co-workers to spread terror to rats, the destroyer of grain, merchandise and spreaders of disease which has affected several people in Charlton County. There will be two foremen and two squads of five each operating in Folkston. One of these squads will be known as quill mixers and distributors in the districts of St. George, Moniac, Traders Hill and Winokur. The poison and a low grade of hamburger meat will be mixed and distributed from Folkston. B.F. Scott and Sol Mills are the Folkston quill mixers with four men under them.
NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT IN CLAYING OF STREET. The first of street work under the C.W.A. appropriation began Tuesday beginning at the Citizens Bank corner and working southward about the post office and power plant. The work covers the width of the street, and the dumping of clay, with sand covering, raises the street above the puddle gathering of regular rainy days.
SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY. Monday the family and many friends of Rev. and Mrs. W.O. Gibson gathered at their home and enjoyed a fine spread celebrating the 60th anniversary of these well known people who have lived practically all their lives in Charlton County. Despite their age both are in fine health and good spirits, Mr. Gibson being 81 while Mrs. Gibson is 76.
OSCAR WUNDERLISCH SHOT BY HUNTER. Oscar Wunderlisch, ten year old lad, was accidentally shot at the home of his grandfather, H.C. Wunderlisch last Friday. The lad was in the sedge field playing and it seems that he was stooping over when he suddenly felt the sting of shot striking his fingers and one shot struck his face. The lad was so badly scared that he did not even call out. Several fingers had shot embedded in them as did his cheek. However the force of the shot was partly spent so it made no serious hurt. The fingers were treated by Dr. Fleming but the wound was soreness with no bad aftereffects. This might be a warning to some hunters, who are careless at times when they shoot, not paying any heed when a bird flies, and shoots toward houses.
NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson announce the birth of a fine baby boy on January 13 in a Jacksonville hospital.
BUSINESS CENSUS-TAKING. Mrs. W.H. Robinson, who has the business census-taking in charge for Charlton, will begin her information taking on the 22nd.
LEVI WAUGHTEL DIED. News comes from Red Lion, Penn. that Levi Waughtel, former citizen of Homeland, died last Friday in that city. He is a brother of our fellow citizens, C.W. Waughtel and Eli Waughtel. The burial took place in Red Lion Friday and on account of the distance, neither of the brothers were able to attend the funeral.
BAPTISM AT BAPTIST CHURCH. Those baptized by Rev. Kilpatrick at the Baptist Church last Sunday evening were: Bobbie Ruth Player, Annie Bell Hickox, Elizabeth Hathaway, Jeanette Wrench, Mrs. Tracy Stewart, Miss Taylor, and Mrs. Earl Johnson, Jack Taylor, Claude Hickox, Walter McClain, Owen Dinkins and Earl Johnson.
Issue of Herald for January 26, 1934 not on microfilm.