Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1939

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

April 7, 1939

EASTER EGG HUNT PLANNED. Easter afternoon a Community Easter Egg Hunt will be sponsored by the local Masons and Eastern Star chapter with all the children of the community especially invited. They are to assemble in front of the post office at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, from which point the group will go to where the egg hunt is to be staged. Just where this is to be held has not yet been announced.

CCC ANNIVERSARY. The 6th Anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be observed during the coming week at the Charlton County camp seven miles out from Folkston.

NEW BABY, JAMES GARY GOWEN. Mr. and Mrs. Tom C. Gowen announce the birth of a fine baby boy born March 24th at the Sawyer Hospital. This is their second son and has been given the name James Gary Gowen.

CALL FOR SCHOOL AID IS MEETING WITH GOOD RESPONSE. In the emergency brought about by the state failing to provide sufficient money to pay teachers, local citizens were asked to assist in keeping the schools open. They were asked to pay delinquent taxes. The request to keep the children in school regularly is meeting with almost unanimous response and with the request for home study and keeping the children home at nights instead of at picture shows and parties, study has become the rule laid down by many parents in many homes. As a result the teachers and all the bills against the school were paid in full this week.

PASCAL COLSON WORKING IN PLANE FACTORY. In a card to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Colson, Pascal Colson, who is enrolled in a training course in an airplane factory in Los Angeles, says he is now driving rivets in Uncle Sam’s bombing planes as part of his training.

FENCE BURNED. A fire of unknown origin burned part of the fence around Mr. Tim Wainwright’s field at Uptonville Sunday.

April 14, 1939

MRS. TROY JONES IS NEW MANAGER OF DIXIE CAFE. The Dixie CafÈ, operated for the past several years by Mrs. James Purdom, is now under new management. Mrs. Troy Jones has assumed charge of the business.

EASTER EGG HUNT AT CORNHOUSE CHURCH. More than 75 people attended the Sunday School at Cornhouse Sunday afternoon. After the Sunday School was dismissed the young ladies and men hid the eggs in two roped off sections of the unburned woods. The children and old folks remained in the building while the hiding of eggs was going on. At the ringing of the bell the Primary Department was turned into one space and Intermediates into the other section. In twenty minutes all eggs in the primary department were gathered, while the intermediates lacked two eggs of finding their allotment. Prizes were awarded the high numbers. More pleasant events are planned for this place by Supt. C.W. Waughtel.

H.J. Mays announced he will resume active management of the local Suwannee Store Saturday, after an absence from duty of more than a month on account of illness. He is in much better health after his brief vacation and will be glad to welcome and serve his friends and the public at the Suwannee Store.

An outstanding feature of the Easter Celebration was the Easter Egg Hunt held Sunday afternoon under auspices of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. About 100 young people assembled at 3:30 and went to the scene of the egg hunt, which was in the woods in the rear of the homes of W.D. Thompson and W.H. Robinson. The eggs were prepared and colored under direction of Mrs. W.E. Banks. Bernard Shivar won first prize by finding thirty eggs. Second prize, by finding a golden egg, was awarded to Betty Pearce.


DR. FLEMING BRINGS AMARYLLIS HONORS TO CHARLTON COUNTY. Won prize in big flower show in Jacksonville.

Harold and Raymond Guinn and J.C. Cooper left several days ago for the CCC camp. It is now known where they will be assigned.


Quite a crowd of young people had a pleasant evening “popping peanuts” at Clifford Murray’s home Tuesday night.

A new beauty shop has been established in Folkston by Willie Mae Lane with the assistance of Miss Thelma Martin. The new concern is located in the Masonic Building next door to the post office.


Nothing for April 21, 1939

April 28, 1939

The marriage of Mrs. Fannie Joyner Mills and Mr. R.C. Tillman, popular Folkston couple, which took place February 14th at St. Marys with Rev. Herbert Ethridge officiating, was made public this week. She is a former postmaster of Folkston, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Joyner of Traders Hill. Mr. Tillman is a native of Wheeler County and has been a resident of Charlton County for several years.4-28-39
Plans are being made for the closing of a full nine months term of school in all the units of the Charlton County school system.

Miss Leonora Anderson, clothing specialist of the State College of Agriculture and several representatives of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. will hold a Sewing Machine Clinic on May 8th in Folkston. Everyone is invited to come and bring machines so as to learn how to clean and adjust them.

A marriage of much interest to a wide circle of friends is that of Miss Inez Askew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Askew, and Mr. B. M. Howard, Jr. of Hogansville, Ga. which took place April 14th.

Mr. and Mrs. Zelton Conner last week moved into their new bungalow located just north of the home of G.A. Dean.

Mrs. Aderine Reynolds and baby returned home Tuesday from the Ware County Hospital. Both are reported to be getting along nicely.

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