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Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1922

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

April 7

CABBAGE HEARD FROM. The carload of cabbage shipped by W.H. Robinson and D.F. Pearce arrived in market in fine condition and good quality was reported by the receiver, and it sold well. Freight rates are extremely high which cut net proceeds down to where the grower received a little more than $12.00 per ton after all expenses were taken out for crates, packing, loading, etc.

MEMORIAL DAY PLANS. The Women's Civic Club reports "We are looking forward to having two good lectures in May. They will be high-class and up-to-date. Remember Memorial Day, April 30th. Honor the Confederate dead by decorating their graves. Remember the living by giving them the best dinner of 1922."

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. The ladies of the Methodist Missionary Society will give a strawberry festival Tuesday evening. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberries any way people desire. This enjoyable affair will be given at the Wright Restaurant and Park. A full moon will help the electric lights make this festival as bright as the day.

AD. To be well dressed, wear the clothes that are made "for you". You can get real tailor-made suits for the price of ready-made ones. We make all our clothes on purchaser, making try-on before finishing. A.R. KOLAR, the Tailor, at Kolar's Ferry, Folkston.

MR. BERT JOHNS DIED. Bert Johns, well known in this community, died during the night Friday and was buried Saturday.

T.L. PICKREN IS HOME. T.L. Pickren has closed a successful school term in Argyle, Ga. and is with his parents Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Pickren.

HOMELAND POST OFFICE MOVED. Mr. Garrison of Homeland, has purchased the grocery and mercantile business from Eli Waughtel. The Post Office was moved into commodious quarters in the hotel.

MISS PEARCE TO PLAY AT MOVING PICTURE SHOW. Miss Bernice Pearce has returned from Daytona where she spent the past several weeks. While she is here, she has kindly consented to play for the moving picture show.

WEDDING. Miss Lilly Crews and Mr. Everett Herrin were happily married at the home of the bride's brother Mr. Mose Crews, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Noah Crews officiated. Mr. Herrin is the son of Mr. Bank Herrin and the bride is a charming young lady who is popular in the community. They will reside on a farm near Winokur.

April 14

ROAD TAX. At the County Commissioners meeting it was decided to make the road tax for 1922 at $4.00 or eight days.

FIVE REEL MOVING PICTURE SHOW. The picture show to be shown tonight is "The Valiant Virginian", a five-reel feature film. Pictures last week consisting of a miscellaneous program was very good until the last reel when the power was not strong enough to make the picture clear. However tonight there will be sufficient power to make the picture show up plainly through the entire show. Miss Bernice Pearce will play, which is a decided inducement.

WEDDING. Mrs. Rubye Bennett of Argyle announces the marriage of her daughter Madge Lavada to Taylor L. Pickren. The marriage was solemnized at the parsonage in Homerville on March 31, Rev. A.S. Trulock of the Methodist Church performing the ceremony. They will live in Folkston. ---Savannah Morning News

NEW CHURCH AT MONIAC. The new Church of God building in Moniac was opened Sunday with a large crowd. There was all day preaching, and dinner on the grounds. There will be prayer meeting on Wed. night each week and Sunday School each Sunday at the new church house.

MR. JOHN M. RAULERSON DIED. John M. Raulerson, age 76 years, departed from this earth on March 18th at the home of his daughter Mrs. L.W. Dykes, where he had made his home for the past four years. He is survived by his wife and children. He was one of the oldest citizens of Charlton County having lived here his entire life. He was highly respected and loved by many friends.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Crews announce the birth of a fine baby girl who will be called Lilly.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bolser, St. George, announce the birth of a fine baby girl.

NOTICE. The cemetery in the city of St. George known as Oak View Cemetery will be resurveyed on April 19th. All parties interested are invited to be present and to place markers on their lots if they so desire. H.S. HODGES, City Clerk.

TAX SALE. On the 2nd day of May, 1922, will be sold at the courthouse 6 acres of land in Land Lot 118 and 4 acres in Land Lot 119 to satisfy taxes due for 1921. Property is owned by Mrs. K.M. Anderson. Amount due: $1.98. Interest: 4 cents.W.H. MIZELL, SHERIFF.

MR. WILLIAM JOHNS DIED. William Johns, age 46 years, died at the home of Mrs. Georgiana Johns Wednesday night. He was buried Friday at Bachlott Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Mr. I.C. Johns, five brothers and three sisters.

April 21

MR. D.L. KEENE DROWNED. Mr. D.L. Keen of Waycross drowned Sunday morning in the Satilla River near Shirley's Bluff when he attempted to swim across the stream.

WEDDING. A marriage of interest to the friends of the bride who has resided near Folkston all of her life until three years ago is that of Miss Hattie Chancey and Mr. Campbell of Jacksonville at the home of the bride's parents April 9th, Rev. T.B. Kemp officiating. Mrs. Campbell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Chancey and with her twin sister attracted attention everywhere, both being girls of unusual beauty. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell will live in Jacksonville. He holds a splendid position with Atlantic Coast Line.

STORES TO CLOSE AT 7:00. The undersigned merchants of Folkston agree to close our stores at 7:00 P.M., except Saturdays, from May through August: H.J. Davis, Dean & Gowen, B.F. Scott and Sons, T.W. Wrench, John S. Tyson, Jr., R.P. Bell, Folkston Bakery, R.E. Condon, Folkston Market, Geo. J. Stewart, Mrs. E.L. Martin, J.W. Rodgers, T.L. Pickren (phone excepted), M. Altman, B.G. McDonald, L.E. Miller.

MRS. T.J. DOWLING DIED. Mrs. T.J. Dowling passed away at a hospital in Jacksonville last Friday. She was stricken with paralysis in June, 1920, and up to the time of her death was a helpless invalid, suffering intensely. Interment was made at Sardis, Rev C.C. Courson conducting the ceremony that consigned this loving wife and daughter to her last resting place. She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. Lou Roddenberry; three sisters: Mrs. Nola Murrah, Mrs. J.O. Kelly of Macclenny, and Mrs. Eva Robinson; four brothers, J.P., G.W., F.M. and R.H. Roddenberry.

AD. New Ford Touring Car: $348.00 f.o.b. Detroit. L.E. Mallard, Dealer.

DR. FLEMING'S SON VISITS. James Fleming, a student at Emory University, spent the holidays with his father, Dr. A. Fleming.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Scott announce the birth of Carl McDonald Scott, Jr. on April 20th.

BUS ROUTE DISCONTINUED. Mr. Bell has discontinued the Folkston- Waycross bus for about a month, or until the four miles of sand is hard-surfaced. Announcements will be made when the trips are resumed.

CHURCH FOR SALE. The First Congregational Church at Homeland is for sale as it stands on three lots or can be taken down as lumber. See Wm. Brandau, Homeland.

AD. I am carrying in stock supplies for the Alladin Lamp, consisting of mantles, wicks, chimneys and wick cleaners. JOHN S. TYSON, JR.

April 28

OLD SOLDIERS HONORED. The Folkston Woman's Club paid tribute to the Confederacy Wednesday at noon when an elegant dinner was served at the courthouse. The old soldiers present were Mr. Vickery, Mr. A.G. Gowen, Sr., Mr. S.F. Mills, Sr., Mr. Paxton and Mr. Petty. Mrs. A.D. Williams was in charge of the program. The school children then marched to the cemetery accompanied by the teachers, the old soldiers and a large number of citizens. They decorated the graves with beautiful flowers. Trays were prepared and sent to the old soldiers unable to come.

RAIN NEEDED. The farmers are needing rain very badly. The kitchen gardens are suffering for rain, not as much as the farm crop. Mrs. R.T. O'Quinn picked her first snap beans April 17th and others have had plenty of new Irish potatoes.

WEDDING. Miss Pearl Crews, St. George, and Mr. Dixon were happily married at the home of Mr. Lucious Crews last Sunday in the presence of several friends.

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