Digest of Charlton County Herald - February 1934

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

February 2, 1934

MALLARD IS NEW GAME WARDEN. Reports out of Atlanta today state that L.E. Mallard had been made a Deputy State Warden of the State Game & Fish Dept.

FEDERAL BUSINESS CENSUS. C.W. Waughtel and Mrs. W.H. Robinson began work Monday taking a business census of Charlton County.

HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE. The home of Mrs. A.G. Miller was destroyed by fire Monday. Her florist greenhouses were saved, the winds carrying flames in an opposite direction.

NEW BABY, JAMES HENRY WRENCH. The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wrench Thursday, leaving a ten pound baby boy. He has been christened James Henry.

BARBARA YONTECK INJURED. Barbara, the little daughter of Mrs. Mary Enyedy Yonteck of St. George, had the misfortune of falling down the porch steps Sunday afternoon at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Gabor Enyedy, and knocking out two of her front teeth. She was rushed to Jacksonville for treatment.

WEDDING. Mrs. Miles Johns of St. George and a Mr. Norman of Lawty, Fla. were united in marriage last Friday. Their friends wish for them a happy and prosperous journey through life.

IN MEMORIUM. Mr. Gabor Enyedy was born in Hungary December 5, 1870 and died January 12, 1934. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Nagy January 7, 1896 and to this union were born eight children of whom six survive, Gabriel Enyedy, Mrs. William Pappas, Mrs. Fred Yonteck, Elizabeth and Susan Enyedy and Mrs. I.L. Anderson. He leaves his widow, six children, four grandchildren, a brother, Nick Enyedy of Miami and a sister in Hungary to mourn his death. The funeral was at the Methodist Church in St. George. Mr. Enyedy came to America in December 1900, spending his 30th birthday on a steamer enroute. He lived in Penn., New York and Conn., coming to St. George 21 years ago where he lived on a farm ever since, except two years ago in Bridgeport, Conn. He was a faithful member of the Hungarian Protestant Church, organizing a church among his people at his first home in Tonawanda, N.Y. He came to St. George, bought a little piece of land with the small amount of cash left after getting his family and himself to America. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery at St. George.

February 9, 1934

THE RAT CAMPAIGN. Those who have been spreading the squill for rat destruction will have traps to put out next week. The Herald has been giving close cooperation, feeding them calomel and strychnine in conjunction with the regular dope since they have been trying to eat up all of our rollers.

HOMELAND'S NEW CITY OFFICIALS. Wednesday evening the old council of Homeland tried to have their last meeting but lacking a quorum, Mayor Waughtel gave an account of the condition of the town. He reported that no bills were due except two owing the mayor and clerk for their salary, $6.00 each, with some $30.00 in the treasury. He reported that a deed was due B.W. Kennison for cemetery lot for labor performed on the cemetery, also a credit of $2.00 due R. Bruschke, for labor, on taxes. The new mayor, T.W. Wrench, swore in the new council, including S. Ackerman, the recorder. New members are J.P. Garrison, A. Roberts, Frank Wainwright, M. Toy and Julian Crews. The scale of wages for town labor was set at $1.50 per day. The new mayor announced that instead of paying him the usual $1.00 per meeting, that it be used in auditing the town's books.

BeFAY MILLS DEAD. BeFay Mills 31, native citizen of Charlton County died Sunday at his mother's, Mrs. Grey, in Jacksonville, after an illness of several months. Mr. Mills, after Mrs. Mills retired from the postmastership, went to his mother's home in hopes of recovering his health which has been bad for a year. He was buried Monday in Jacksonville, the Masonic order having charge of the funeral. He was born at the Mills farm near Uptonville and has spent all of his life in Charlton County. He has been assistant postmaster in Folkston for the past ten years. Mrs. Mills and a daughter, Miss Joy, just a year old, survive him. His mother, Mrs. Grey and one sister, Mrs. Perlie May Ingram are also survivors. Folkston was particularly proud of the record made by Mr. and Mrs. Mills in handling the postmastership and tribute has been paid that they were the best Folkston had ever had.

FORMER CITIZEN DIES IN STOCKTON. Archi Williams, 42, former citizen of Charlton County, died Tuesday in Stockton after a week's illness of pneumonia fever. He formerly lived in the Newell neighborhood and married Mrs. Warren Anderson several years ago, and moved to Lanier County to live. His body was brought to Folkston Wednesday followed by some fifty friends coming from Stockton. Surviving him were his wife and six children, Lacy, Eugene, George, Owen, Bruce, Miss Pearl and Miss Ernestine; three brothers, W.S. Williams, C.H. Williams and William Williams.

BIG PLANE LANDED IN FOLKSTON. One of the big passenger planes flying between Jacksonville and Atlanta on its northbound schedule dropped down on the Folkston Aviation Field last Thursday to repair a slight break. It was a tri-motor monoplane. It was one of the largest, having a 20-passenger capacity. It remained on the earth some fifty minutes, making the repair while the passengers viewed the scenery.

FEDERAL BUSINESS CENSUS. C.W. Waughtel has completed the census of business conditions which he was assigned to by the government.

LOOKING FOR BEST CHECKER PLAYER. The practice for the championship checker player goes on daily at the courthouse. So far no candidate has been set as being best.

BOYS VISIT HOME. Frances Gowen, Howard Wrench, Walter Murray, Jesse Mattox, Joe Harden, Joe Stewart and Raleigh Crews from St. George C.C.C. camp were weekend visitors with their families in Folkston.

ALLEN HOMEPLACE SOLD. The Allen property sold at Administrator's Sale Tuesday brought the price of $1.20 per acre for the 425 acres being the old Allen Homestead of the late G.W. Allen. E.B. Stapleton was the purchaser.

February 16, 1934

MALLARD GIVES UP WARDEN JOB. Recently appointed District Game Warden L.E. Mallard this week tendered his resignation. His doctor said the duties were too strenuous for him to continue.

SNOW COVERS FOLKSTON. Folkstonites witnessed an unusual sight upon arising last Saturday. Snow, the beautiful snow, had covered Mother Earth with a sheet of white. It was not to the liking of the younger generation as the sleet that fell with it made it rather icy and hard. It was about 1/4 inch deep. It glistened in its sheet of white for the day and almost until noon Sunday. This was the second fall of snow in Charlton during the period between 1899 and to date.

NEW MONIAC SCHOOL TRUSTEE. At the Board of Education meeting last week it was reported that T.E. Leckie resigned as local trustee of the Moniac District and Canada Canaday was appointed to serve until the next election.

WEDDING. The marriage of J.W. Thrift of Winokur and Miss Effie Carter of Uptonville occurred last Thursday at the residence of Rev. W.O. Gibson. This popular young couple has numbers of friends wishing them a pleasant voyage over life's seas. Mr. Thrift is brother of postmaster Thrift of Winokur, while Miss Carter is daughter of Hansel Carter, both splendid young people of Charlton County.

RAT KILLING CAMPAIGN. The rat brigade changed Monday from poison to rat traps. Ed Davis was the champion for the first day with the traps, bringing in seven well-fed monsters.

TENT SHOW COMING NEXT WEEK. Al H. Miller, a war veteran, will present his tent show in Folkston all of next week, coming from St. George where he is showing to packed houses this week. He has his own lighting plant and the tent is warmed when cold. He has a vaudeville show with motion pictures, changing every night. He gives a good show for the small admittance of ten and twenty cents.

CCC CAMP. While the CCC boys are making a record with mileage of firebreaks of which the St. George camp reports 104 miles, they are also showing signs as fire fighters. Telephone lines have also connected Folkston, Traders Hill, Toledo, the camp and St. George and the work on the tower is reported showing up to advantage.

PEARCE STAPLETON AT COLLEGE. Pearce Stapleton is attending a medical school in Atlanta.

CHARLTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. The work on the school building goes onward but the six hours a day seems to hold the work back a good deal.

NEW AUTOMOBILES COME IN. Passieu received his first carload of 1934 Chevrolets Tuesday and many have noted the improvements over the old model.

CCC BOYS IN HOSPITAL. Elton Warren and Howard Wrench, two of the boys in CCC camp 1450 at St. George are in the hospital at Lake City with mumps.

WEDDING. Howell Legg and Miss Effie Williams of St. George were married by Judge H.G. Gibson last Friday at the home of Judge Gibson.

February 23, 1934

FOUNDATION WORK ON NEW ANNEX BEGINS. The brick work on the new 55x110 annex to the Charlton County High School began in earnest this week. The promise to put a 30-hour a week force to work has been given the school authorities. It should be completed within the next sixty days. It will include a gallery and floor seating capacity of 1000. The stage will be on the north end some thirty feet. Overhead will be two classrooms.

THOMAS L. PLAYER DIED. Thomas L. Player, 77, prominent naval store operator at Racepond, died Tuesday from a heart attack after suffering several days from a general run-down condition. He had been a resident of Charlton for the past five or six years and had come from Blountstown, Fla. where he was engaged in a like business. He was a member of the Masonic Order of that place. He originally came from Mt. Zion, S.C. Services were conducted by Rev. H.C. Griffin, pastor of Folkston Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mariah Player; two sons, R.E. Player and Eugene Player; seven daughters, Mrs. J.W. Langford, Mrs. S.A. Leonard, Mrs. P.M. Gibson, Mrs. J.R. Henderson, Mrs. C.E. Sellers, Hazel Player and Virginia Player; a brother J.W. Player and a sister, Mrs. Eliza Goodman. The body was taken to Mt. Zion for burial.

ROGERS BARN DESTROYED BY FIRE. The barn of the Jim Rogers place east of Folkston was destroyed by fire Thursday night causing the loss of forage stored for stock feeding. The horse and wagon were saved and nothing else. Ira Rogers, who is the farmer, had feed saved for his stock. The fire was thought to have caught from trash hung to a rake that had been used in raking around some yard fires the evening before, and the rake teeth holding the trash with a spark that caught up later and set fire to the barn.

LIST OF POSTMASTER CANDIDATES. The result of the recent examination of candidates for postmaster of Folkston was this week certified by the Civil Service committee and are listed as follows: V.J. Pickren, Theodore Dinkins and L.J. Stokes. All three of the candidates are excellent gentlemen and would make good as postmaster.

FARMER LOSES EVERYTHING. The farm home of Jim Jones, Traders Hill community, was totally destroyed by fire at a late hour Saturday night. How it originated is not known. Mr. Jones was on a fishing trip and returned shortly before 11:00. Soon thereafter fire was discovered but was burning so fiercely that with no fire extinguisher, it was burned to the ground. The fire had such good headway that the family was forced to make a hasty escape and only a trunk was saved. All household goods were burned as was the supply of meat when the smokehouse caught fire and burned. With a pioneer spirit, Mr. Jones is tenting upon the old home site, making the best of bad weather. He threw a shack up for temporary use onto an outbuilding. The loss to Mr. Jones was total as he carried no insurance. They lost their clothes as well.

FORMER WARDEN DIED IN JACKSONVILLE. John Fletcher Melton, 48, former warden of the Charlton County convict camp, died monday in a Jacksonville hospital following a heart attack. He was a native of Eatonton, Ga. and for a number of years was connected with the Nassau County convict camp. A year ago he took charge of the Folkston camp then retired.

NEW NAME FOR LUNCHROOM. The O.K. Lunchroom has been renamed the Charlton Cafe.

MONIAC SCHOOL CLOSES FOR TERM. The Moniac school completes its year this Friday evening after a successful term of seven months.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Prevatt announce the birth of a daughter born Thursday morning weighing eight pounds. The mother is doing fine and Joe is stepping high.

CAKE WALK SATURDAY NIGHT. The Winokur Baptist Church announces there will be a pie and cake walk at the church on Saturday night, benefit of paying the church building note. Everybody invited to come and bring a cake or pie.

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