Digest of Charlton County Herald - March, 1929
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
March 1, 1929
OUTDOOR IMPROVEMENTS AT SCHOOL. Base plantings in front of both school buildings in Folkston have been completed three feet from the building. Ligustrum plants were placed 8 feet apart and when grown will meet. In front of the ligustrum, hedges of obelia were placed. Funds were supplied by the Woman's Civic Club. Mrs. Renfroe has granted permission to use the block east of the grammar school for a playground. She does not care to sell the property but has loaned it to the school. A large group of trees are to be left for shade while the underbrush and unsightly trees are to be removed.
MR. ALLEN CHESSER DIED. Mr. Allen Chesser, 64, died Wednesday evening at his Okefenokee Swamp home from a stroke of paralysis. This is the fourth stroke of Mr. Chesser. Mr. Chesser has lived in the Okefenokee Swamp practically all of his life, raising a family of ten children, seven of which are now living. They are Mrs. Seaborn Lastinger, Mrs. John Prevatt, Mrs. Grady Gibson, Mrs. John Lee, Mrs. Zeke Chesser, Mrs. Doc Rider and Mrs. Walter Renshaw and Miss Mattie Chesser, Miss Vannie Chesser and Harry Chesser, Ben Chesser and Robert Chesser, who with his wife, survive him. The funeral and burial was at Sardis, Rev. W.O. Gibson officiating, Thursday.
MR. AB STOKES DIED. We learn with regret of the passing of Mr. Ab Stokes at his home near Moniac Monday and his burial Tuesday in a neighborhood cemetery. He died from an attack of the heart. He is survived by his wife and several children.
JOEL E. COLSON DIED. The death of Joel E. Colson, 35, mail carrier at Woodbine, occurred Saturday in a hospital at Savannah of Brights Disease. He was buried in the St. Marys cemetery Sunday with Rev. T.B. Kemp officiating. Mr. Colson was reared in Charlton County and was a son of the late William Colson. He was a nephew of Mr. Tom Colson. He leaves a wife who is the daughter of the late Rufus Lang, two sons and three daughters, all small children. The disease that ended his life was contracted during his period of service in the World War.
O.H. LOWTHER DIED. O.H. Lowther, former native of Charlton County, died in Atlanta Saturday from self-inflicted wounds from a pistol shot according to a report in the Atlanta Journal. He was alone in his room at the time of the shot and was dead when entrance was effected. He was at one time a big property owner in Waycross and later had large turpentine interests in Florida. He passed through Folkston some ten days ago and stopped for a few hours' visit.
MR. N.W. MARTIN DIED. Mr. E.L. Martin and Otto attended the funeral of Mr. Martin's father who was buried in Hoboken Thursday. He died the night before rather suddenly although he was in feeble health for some time. Mr. N.W. Martin was 84 years old at the time of his death.
NEW COURTHOUSE CLOCK IS HERE. "Big Ben" that tolls out time at the courthouse arrived the past week and weighs at least 500 pounds.
MANY LISTEN OVER RADIO TO BOXING MATCH. Wednesday night Folkstoners downtown presented a lively appearance. Cars lined the street and there was a moving throng. Radios were entertaining the fight fans. There were many of the feminine gender showing interest, all pulling for Stribbling to win. Besides two or three home parties, the two drug stores, Wright Motor Co. and Dean & Gowen had radios entertaining the fans.
TUNG OIL NUTS FROM CHARLTON TREES. Mr. A.B. Hursey has just shipped his 1928 crop of tung oil nuts from his grove of eight year old trees. He harvested about 1200 pounds, receiving a net ten cents per pound. They are used in making a paint oil, will grow wild from seed and is of semi-tropical growth. Recently Mr. Suggs planted over 100 trees near St. George.
March 8, 1929
NEW JAIL ADDITION BID. The County Commissioners had a right busy session Monday and managed to invest some $12,000.00 of good money in a new jail and fixtures for the courthouse. Contractor Kennard captured the renovating of the old jail and the brick work on the new addition at $4,487.00. The Manley Jail Co. was the successful bidder for the cells and steel work to be installed for $4,896.00. The Zachery Furniture Co. will supply 114 chairs for a bid of $850.00.
DR. MCCOY TO RETURN TO FOLKSTON. The report that Dr. W.R. McCoy and family will return to our city and re-enter the practice of medicine is stated to be true. He was here Tuesday making arrangements for an office as well as a house to live in.
MR. GEORGE WILLIAMS DIED. Mr. George Williams, uncle of Mrs. Kate Crawford, died at her home Saturday noon and was buried at Boone Creek Cemetery Sunday. He was from the Carolinas and had been at Mrs. Crawford's home on a visit when he was taken with the illness that resulted in his death.
WEDDING. A marriage of interest to many friends of the bride in the Bend was that of Miss Dorothy H. Gooden and Mr. William C. Mosely which was solemnized very quietly on account of the recent bereavement in the bride's family. The ceremony was performed Sunday by Judge T.V. Chasteen, Jr. at his home.
ST. GEORGE CEMETERY. Responses to the efforts of Fred Osterman in his endeavor to raise funds to re-fence Oak Grove Cemetery was so good that $50.00 was raised in a few hours time Saturday. The St. George people will give a working and "string the fence". We hear an association will be formed to look after the future care of the cemetery.
BERTHA JUANITA RAULERSON BORN. Born, a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raulerson, St. George on January 21st. She has been named Bertha Juanita.
March 15, 1929
BOYS ARE LEARNING TO BOX. In the rear of Askew's Grocery, the boys have a ring for boxing, calling it Madison Round Garden.
E.F. DEAN IN CAR CRASH. Returning home from a Sunday visit to relatives near St. Marys, Mr. E.F. Dean ran into a tourist, a Mr. Dowling, Florida-bound, at the intersection of the highway from St. Marys and Coastal Highway with the result of a broken arm for Mrs. Dowling and a badly wrecked car for Mr. Dean. Mr. Dean did not realize that he was crossing the highway until he was actually doing it then tried to stop, as highway cars have right of way, but too late as the tourist was right on him with the resultant crash, and Emory, alone and unhurt, but with a wrecked car. In the excitement it was reported that after the wreck Mr. Dowling ran his car through a window in the new Sheffield store.
THOMAS ARNOLD SCOTT, JR. BORN. Born, a fine nine-pound boy to Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Scott Friday night. It has been named Thomas Arnold after his father.
LITTLE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCOTT BORN. Born--Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Scott are proud parents of a fine son born in Hilliard Thursday of last week. Benjamin Franklin is his name.
MR. DEAN INJURED IN WRECK. Mr. Emory Dean was here Wednesday to see Dr. Fleming, finding himself suffering pains from the wreck Sunday from which he thought he escaped unhurt.
WEDDING. Miss Annie Faye Rodgers and Mr. Morris Powell were united in marriage Sunday evening by Rev. J.D. Poindexter. Miss Annie Faye is the charming daughter of Mr. J.W. Rodgers and was one of the most attractive young ladies in the high school. Mr. Powell is an operator at the Coast Line tower and stands well with his employers. The happy couple will make their home for the present with the bride's parents at their country home in Boulogne.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AT NEWELL. A nice crowd from the Winokur community attended Sunday School at Newell Sunday P.M.
March 22, 1929
COURTHOUSE WORK NEARLY FINISHED. The contractor is rushing the work on the courthouse. The walls are finished and flooring the main auditorium will be this week.
VICE PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE VISITS FRIENDS HERE. Occasionally we connect our communities with some of the big institutions of the outside world. Only this week we had the honor to have as a guest an officer of the largest bank in the United States, if not in the world, the National Bank of Commerce of New York, which is capitalized for two billion dollars. The gentleman we refer to is Mr. Harry A. Reed, second vice president of that institution, brother of Frank and John Reed of Hilliard. He paid William Mizell, Jr. of the Citizens Bank a visit, this bank being represented in New York by the Bank of Commerce. Mr. Reed has a stock farm near Hilliard and takes an occasional vacation trip to get away from the duties of big business.
GRAND JURORS for Spring Superior Court: R.E. Condon, E.H. Johnson, J. Ardell Jones, S.C. Stokes, Joe A. Prevatt, H.M. Anderson, Thomas Rhoden, J.M. Wilson, G.R. Gowen, L.T. Wasdin, John S. Tyson, Jr., H.J. Davis, Hamp Mizell, Fred Kottman, Eddie Crews, John Mizell, J.Thomas Chesser, D.O. Pearce, Dr. A. Fleming, L.Q. Nobles, J.M. Crawford, J.K. Hopkins, W.C. Hopkins, E.H. Wright, G.W. Allen, S.H. Brown, Lewis E. Stokes, W.H. Robinson, J.B. Southwell and B.G. Carpenter.
PETIT JURORS: Steve Woolard, Ralph Johnson, Richard C. Taylor, S.M. Howard, Ralph Burch, W.E. Banks, J.T. Thrift, Julian Crews, Ralph Knabb, Feston N. Stokes, Noah Stokes, Matthew Smith, Allen Carter, C.J. Altman, H.C. Page, A.G. Gowen, S. Jack Davis, Wm. Davis, H.C. Parham, J.D. Poindexter, John A. Barker, H.O. Stokes, J. Lester Johns, Jesse P. Mizell, C.J. Passieu, V.A. Quarterman, W.T. Londeree, J.W. Johnson, Henry Smith, G.W. Holzendorf, T.J. Colson, S.C. Stokes, J.W. Askew, O.K. Prevatt, W.W. Davis, Jr., H.D. Thomas, W.R. Keen, Ben T. Chesser, W.R. Keen, Jr., Willie W. Chism, Earl Johnson, S.F. Canaday, E.P. Stokes, H.T. McLain, B.B. Gowen, Mack Lloyd, Sr., J.M. Crews and Grady H. Gibson.
THE HERALD TO MOVE. On April 1 the Charlton County Herald will occupy the Scott building facing Railroad Street just off the corner of Main Street. This move will put the Herald back in the same location in which it first saw the light 31 years ago this coming June. This will make the fourth move of the paper and it has been in its present location since 1915.
PASSIEU MOTOR CO. GETS A FACE-LIFT. Workmen have been stuccoing the Charlie Passieu building with a finish that adds much to its attractiveness. A combination white and black effect makes it stand out and establishes the Passieu Motor Co. with some individuality.
SWEET POTATO PLANTS. The sweet potato plant industry has been beset with many disadvantages this past season and it is feared the crop will be short. The supply around Folkston is limited because our people did not have the potatoes properly inspected. Growers here with inspected seed beds are limited to A.W. Askew, Thomas Wrench, Mose Crews, C.W. Waughtel and Tip Kennison.
MIKE MIKELL TO OPEN BARBER SHOP. A new barber business is to be opened in the Passieu Building. Mike Mikell having rented a storeroom and bought fixtures, will open in a few days.
FENCE TO BE STRUNG AT ST. GEORGE CEMETERY. Mr. Fred Osterman stated Sunday that he appreciated the cooperation he had received in gathering funds for the purchase of a fence for the cemetery at St. George. Wednesday has been set aside for the public working day, to erect the fence and clean the cemetery. Women are asked to provide and serve the lunch. Men will please report early with suitable tools for work.
NEW SODA FOUNTAIN FOR ST. GEORGE DRUG STORE. Dr. E.W. Prescott has again added extensively to his St. George drug store by installing what appears to be a very adequate up to date soda fountain. This correspondent does not know anything about such things but such words as Vanilla, Strawberry, Pineapple, etc. on various spigots looks very convincing.
AD: A.C. Bliss, D.C., Chiropractor, Homeland, Ga. Specialist in Fevers, Nervous Diseases, Digestive Disorders and Women's Diseases.
DR. McCOY'S OFFICE. Dr. McCoy has his office located in the Rodgers Building upstairs, while the family has living room at the parsonage of the Baptist Church.
FIG TREES PLANTED ON EXPERIMENTAL PLOT. Mr. W.H. McKay of Athens was here Friday superintending the planting of forty fig trees, a dozen varieties of them, on the experimental plot. Mr. Hursey and Grady Gibson assisted with the planting.
STRICKLAND CHILD INJURED. A small lad, son of R.L. Strickland of Racepond, was bruised badly by being struck by an automobile. Reports are that some children were playing on the highway near the Strickland home and the automobile was not at fault. Parents should not allow the children to use the highway as a playground.
DEPRESSION CAUSES BANKRUPTCY. Accompanied by his attorney, Col. McQueen, Mr. E. Alexander visited Waycross Friday and filed a petition of Bankruptcy. Mr. Alexander had been in the grocery business for past six years and enjoyed a fair business until the depression set in and the credit business being too much to hold up under. Sheriff Mizell took custody of the stock Friday.
ODD FELLOWS AND REBEKAHS TO HEAR SERMON. The union service on the Fifth Sunday night will be an Odd Fellow sermon. Rev. Nease will deliver the sermon for the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows at the Baptist Church at the evening hour. JAMES PURDOM, Past Grand.
COURTHOUSE AND JAIL. Contractor Kennard has had a number of extra men working to get the courthouse in shape for Superior Court next Monday. Part of the furniture arrived this week and is ready for unpacking. Mr. Kennard has also had his force rushing the construction of the new jail and the new section is to be ready for the cells this week. The brick work has been completed.
AD. Nice, rich, sweet milk. T.B. Tested. Delivered daily. Chas. H. Gibson.
THE CITIZENS BANK GIVES NOTICE. It has come to our attention that certain parties who have given mortgages to the Citizens Bank that covered real estate have since then sold or leased their timber for turpentine, cross ties or sawmill purposes without our consent, therefore the cashier of the bank is instructed to call the loan and proceed to collect same. THE CITIZENS BANK.