Digest of Charlton County Herald - January 1935

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

Charlton County Herald. Established June, 1898. Printed Friday of each week. Subscription rates: 2 years, $3.00; 1 year $1.50. Payable strictly in advance. T.W. Wrench, Editor. “Every person on every Board who handles public money should publish an accounting.

January 4, 1935

NEW BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ORGANIZED. The first meeting of the county commissioners met this week and were greeted by some 30 citizens who it seems had been tipped off that if they made a demand County Agent Hursey would be rehired. Chairman Hopkins called the old board together and a hearing was held as to whether Mr. Hursey could be retained or not. Ed-commissioners Mel Prescott presented letters requesting that he be retained and about 23 spoke, requested that he be rehired. Jack Howard of the Winokur district was the main one opposing him. Several others thought he had done them no good. It was shown that a fight on the screw-worm would be necessary and if Mr. Hursey would undertake that without help he would be rehired. He was retained at the same salary and paid for the last quarter, $50.00, with the government supplementing that.

NOEL RAULERSON DIED. Noel Raulerson, age 76, living near Moniac, died last Friday rather suddenly. He walked out of his home to look after some chores and did not return. A hunt was made and he was found dead in the cane patch. He had been dead for some little bit and as he was not in such good health it was taken for granted that he had died from a heart attack. He is survived by a son, Jake, and three daughters. He was buried in North Prong cemetery.

HERCULES MANAGER IS GETTING THINGS READY. Just as brisk as he could be, D.W. Lane, Hercules district manager, was here Monday putting things in shape for business to be done shortly. The crew of surveyors have been busy the past month marking off tasks for the working crew. Each 490 acre tract is surveyed into 30-acre plots so as to systemize the work.

ALEX BRYANT RECOVERING FROM STROKE. Reports from the home of Ben Bryant is that Alex Bryant is recovering from a slight stroke of paralysis which he suffered Saturday evening. He has been in failing health for some time but was still able to be up and about doing chores about the place. He came in from the yard the other evening and when he started to sit down, fell to the floor. He was assisted up and it was thought that he just fell out of the chair until he tried to speak. It was noticed that his right side was affected. He is recovering and is now able to talk all right.

WAGE SCALE REVISED. A revised wage scale providing a fifteen cents minimum for unskilled labor and prevailing union rates for skilled labor was ordered into effect for Georgia relief workers last Saturday.

CHARLTON CAFÉ NEW YEAR’S FOOD. The Charlton Café, under the new management of Mrs. G.J. Stewart and daughter, Miss Charlotte Stewart, served its New Year’s dinner of hog jowl and peas to the delight of old-timers who enjoyed that New Year’s dish.

FOLKSTON PECAN CO., INC. A petition for incorporation of Folkston Pecan Co., Inc. by George and Annie Mary Hennig is being advertised in this week’s legal ads.

BANKS RESTAURANT. Sixty-three tourists were served breakfast at Bank’s Restaurant Sunday morning.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS. Bicycles and roller skates have been adopted as the popular mode of locomotion by the girls and boys of Folkston.

MR. O.R. LEIGH DIED. Elder W.O. Gibson and Ordinary Gibson have just been apprised of the death at Tampa of a cousin, O.R. Leigh, on November 20 last. Mr. Leigh was formerly in business here, but of late years has been operating a shoe repair shop in Tampa.

ELTON WARREN HOME FOR VISIT. Elton Warren of the Douglas CCC camp spent the holidays with home folks.

TOURISTS EAT HERE. Twenty-eight tourists, not known to each other, but all on their way to Florida took breakfast at the Dixie Restaurant last Friday morning from which Mrs. Purdom suspects that another Florida “boom” is incubating.

WINOKUR SCHOOL BEGINS EARLY. Monday the Winokur school opened for a new semester as the patrons wish to have the school run full time and not extend too far into the planting season. This will put them out a week ahead of the other schools.

MRS. ROBERT PRESCOTT DIED. Mrs. Robert Prescott died at her home in the Prescott neighborhood near Winokur yesterday morning of pneumonia. It is said that her burial will occur this Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock.

January 11, 1935

OFFICE BUILDING BURNED. The old office building of Dr. Williams owned by W.E. Gibson was destroyed by fire Friday night. Frank Murray and a young CCC boy named Harris were sleeping in the front office room when young Harris commenced kicking the cover off, saying to Murray that it was too hot. After getting rid of all the cover he found himself stifled from smoke and awoke to the fact that the building was on fire. He and Murray made their escape taking their bed with them. Mr. Murray stated that he opened the back room door and was faced with a rush of flames. The entire inside was burned. The loss is covered by insurance.

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR. The new officers of the Eastern Star were installed Tuesday night.

FOLKSTON CITY COUNCIL MEETS. On the first day of the new year the Folkston city council was sworn in and re-elected Clerk Owen Wilson, Marshal J.H. Barnes and Attorney George Gowen. Salaries were on the same basis as 1934. The report submitted to the council for last year’s business was certified by L.E. Mallard, auditor, which the Herald will print if supplied us at the legal fee or if the town is too poor to pay for the printing we will do it at the expense of Rep. T.W. Wrench free of cost to the town. This report shows Folkston in debt something over $24,000.00 and a surplus of $83.00 in the treasury with something like $1,000.00 due.

HOMELAND HAS GOOD FINANCIAL REPORT. An adjourned meeting of the Homeland town council was held this week, Mayor Wrench having called the same to hear annual report on tax collection. Recorder Ackerman made a fine report, showing $191.00 in the town treasury. An annual statement is being prepared and will be published showing the condition of the town’s finances.

NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS. Dear Editor, We have plenty of serum for rabies shots for treating dogs and the Mayor has already warned the citizens who own dogs that the animals must be vaccinated or be shot. If you value your dog, have it vaccinated. These are orders from the Health Department of the State of Georgia and so ordered by Mayor of Folkston Clyde Gowen. ---DR. A. FLEMING

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank of Folkston and Nahunta at close of business December 31, 1934. Date of charter, December 19, 1911. Date began business, January 4, 1912. Resources: $420,199.61.

NEW ROAD EQUIPMENT. Charlton County is to buy a new Caterpillar tractor, so a report comes from the courthouse.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Corbet announce the birth of a six pound baby girl. Mrs. Corbet will be remembered as Miss Nellie Smith.

INFLUENZA QUARANTINE POSSIBLE. An outbreak of influenza at the Homeland CCC camp threatened its quarantine early in the week. Seventeen cases were reported.

WEDDING. One wedding only, so far this year, so Judge Gibson reports, and that was Hugh J. Mercer and Mrs. Eugenia Chisholm, who were made one on the 7th by the Judge.

TWO NEW RENTAL HOUSES. Mrs. B.G. McDonald is having built two tenant cottages, one of four rooms, the other of five, near the railroad station, contractor James Martin having the work in charge.

NEW BABY. News from the western front to W.R. Wainwright came this week that Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wainwright are the happy parents of a fine eight pound son. This is their first boy child, so they are pleased as much as Mr. Wainwright is over the event.

REGISTER NEW BABIES IMMEDIATELY. The report of some half dozen babies born this week in Folkston with none of them registered, has caused the request of the Herald to state that the laws of Georgia require the registration of the child as soon as it is born, together with its name and sex. Dr. W.E. Banks is the registrar, so see him and register the child, as it costs you nothing but must be done or else you have violated the law, leaving you liable for punishment.

JOHN CANADAY, 8 YEARS OLD, DIED. John Canaday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Spence Canaday of St. George, died Saturday after a lingering illness of over a year of a tumor of the brain. The little fellow, so long a sufferer, succumbed at last to the dread disease. Mr. Canaday did everything possible to save the child, sending to Baltimore for a specialist who suggested a brain specialist in New York who came by air to operate on the child. He advised Mr. Canaday of his inability to save the child and told him that under the circumstances he would make no charge. This is a fine example of generosity on the part of this noted doctor. The funeral was at North Prong cemetery, the family burial grounds. He is survived by his father, mother, one brother and one sister, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Canaday and a number of other relatives.

January 18, 1935

DIPHTHERIA CASE IN ST. GEORGE. A case of diphtheria developed at St. George and fear of an epidemic induced the importing of a supply of serum by Dr. Fleming. He and the County Nurse were at St. George yesterday treating children. Three years ago the doctor administered the treatment to 300 children there, ranging from six months to ten years, and since that time the community has been free of a threat from that source until now. During the last few weeks Dr. Fleming has inoculated about 300 school children from this vicinity [Folkston] and treated them for hookworm. The doctor is somewhat mystified by the great variety of worms he has found to be infecting the children and has called upon Washington for a specimen of the real hookworm in order that he may more effectively fight the affliction.

FLORIDA FRUIT TRUCK. A northbound truck heavily loaded with Florida oranges broke through the bridge across Stanley Branch yesterday. It is suspected that being off the main highway the truck had endeavored to evade the close inspection of fruit from Florida.

FOLKSTON PECAN CO. IS BUSY. During the months just before the holidays the Folkston Pecan Co. employed around 85 girls as crackers and shellers of pecans. At this time there are only about 25. Demand for the nuts has fallen off and it is difficult to procure a quality of nuts suitable for the regular trade. It is still a very busy establishment.

QUILTS FOR NEEDY FAMILIES. The quilt-making project, under the administration of Miss Ruth Smith representing the National Relief plans, is nearing an end. The average number of women who have found congenial employment in the work has been 20 and the output of the project when ended will number 700 quilts. These will be distributed to needy families.

FIVE HERCULES FAMILIES MOVE INTO NEW VILLAGE. A gang of painters from Hercules headquarters in Brunswick arrived in Folkston this week to paint the new houses being constructed at the local Hercules plant, several of which are completed and five of which are occupied by white families from the Racepond section. A dance was enjoyed Thursday night in honor of the arrival of the new families.

NIGHT SCHOOL IN HOMELAND. C.W. Waughtel, Mrs. Rudolph Mills and Leon Askew are conducting a school under government auspices at Homeland with an attendance of about 20 pupils of a wide range in ages. The classes are conducted at the Homeland Methodist Church five nights a week and is proving very beneficial.

ELTON WARREN VERY SICK. Elton Warren, at the CCC camp at Douglas, is reported to be in the Savannah hospital suffering from the flu.

STAVE MILL CLOSED. The local stave factory is closed down for the next few weeks, this being the slack season with low demand for its products.

NEW BOYS FOR CCC CAMP. Forty-three recruits from north and west Georgia were added to the Homeland CCC last Saturday.

MR. W.W. CUSHING DIED. A fitting obituary relating to the death of the late W.W. Cushing will appear in the Herald next week. It reached us too late for this issue. He died January 13, age 85.

CCC BOYS FIGHT FOREST FIRE. Boys from the Homeland CCC camp were called to a point southwest of Folkston a few nights ago to fight a fire in the forest. Their work was effective.

ROBERT E. LEE’S BIRTHDAY. Tomorrow being a legal holiday in Georgia, commemorating the birthday of General Robert E. Lee, the Citizens Bank will be closed all day.

PLANES OVER FOLKSTON. Ten aeroplanes which had taken part in the big air events of Miami last week flew northward over Folkston Monday afternoon. The noise they made recalled to older people the flights of wild pigeons as they made their way through the air fifty years ago.

JOSH WARREN DIED. Josh Warren, a former resident of Homeland, for the past several months a patient at Milledgeville hospital for the demented, died in that institution last Thursday. His body was brought here for burial.

MRS. JESSIE HILTON DIED. Mrs. Jessie Hilton left her earthly tabernacle and passed on to the Great Beyond Friday the 11th. She was indeed a sweet Christian woman and was much loved because of her deep spiritual life and her active work in the church and Sunday School. She leaves a devoted husband and four small children. We miss her so. – Uptonville Sunday School

LITTLE HARPER PREVATT DIED. To the regret of many friends of the family who have been interested in the case for several months in which the child was a sufferer, learned Wednesday of the death of Harper Prevatt, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Prevatt from pernicious anemia. Every effort was made for the little one’s life, even to the infusion of blood. The funeral was at Sardis cemetery.

January 25, 1935

SANITATION SYSTEM COMPLETED AT CCC CAMP. The sanitation and sewage system at the Homeland CCC camp was completed a few days ago. It consists of some 14 commodes, 16 shower baths and about 3,000 feet of connecting pipes. Officers quarters, forestry headquarters and infirmary are each furnished with commodes, baths and lavatories with hot and cold water. Otto Martin and helpers have been employed for the last three or four weeks in the installment of the system.

GOWEN COTTAGE IS COMPLETE. Mayor Clyde Gowen’s modern cottage in the western part of Folkston is completed. The family of N.V. Brown live on the first floor while bachelor quarters on the upper floor provide conveniences for Mr. Gowen and Dean Oxley. Plumber Martin is installing on the upper floor a bathroom and lavatory with which the lower compartment is already supplied. The home is an attractive addition to the town.

WATER WELL AT CCC CAMP. The attempt to procure wholesome water for the CCC camp at Homeland has been declared a failure. A well has been drilled to a depth of 450 feet and a supply of water has been procured therefrom of a quality suitable only for sewage and bathing. Analysis in Washington shows it to be unfit for drinking purposes. Pipe connections with the Folkston water system may be made. Drinking water is hauled from Folkston to the camp.

WEDDING. The marriage of Miss Lucy Belle Bass of Lumpkin, Ga. to Mr. Gilmer H. Brooker of Nahunta was celebrated in Dawson on December 27th, 1934. She was reared in Charlton and was graduated with honors at Folkston High School in 1931 and graduated from Perry Business College.

WEDDING. Ordinary Gibson reports that on the 19th he issued marriage license to Mr. Cecil Robinson, Folkston and Mae Hodges of St. George.

WEDDING. On January 20th Judge Gibson issued a license to marry to Ernest L. Martin, Vienna, Ga. and Lyndall Mashburn of Homeland.

TOMMY RODDENBERRY’S MULE. Tommy Roddenberry’s mule bucked him off, only shocking Tommy.

MISS ASKEW HELPING AT POST OFFICE. Miss Geraldine Askew is pleasantly waiting on customers at the post office during the temporary absence of Miss Lillie Pearl Davis.

WEDDING. Married at the residence of Elder Jacobs at Folkston on January 20th, Mr. Ernest Martin of Lyons, Ga. and Miss Lyndall Mashburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Mashburn of Homeland. They will live at Lyons.

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