Digest of Charlton County Herald - May 1928

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

No issue on microfilm for May 4, 1928

May 11, 1928

JUICY DEWBERRIES. Mack Wildes was in this week, with his Ford loaded down with dewberries, selling them for 15cts per quart. He says he has three acres of them, just volunteers, but they have the flavor and appearance of the tame kind, large and juicy.

TOMATO AND POTATO PLANTS SOLD. Prof. Waughtel shipped 114,000 tomato plants, grown on contract, this week, and 20,000 potato plants were sold by T.W. Wrench the past week to home folks.

BARNEY GOWEN BUYS BUSINESS AT WOODBINE. Barney Gowen, one of our progressive young businessmen, has located at Woodbine, buying the Goldstein business. Barney is a hustler and is well-fitted for the new job.

LITTLE MARY DELL VICKERY ANSWERS MASTER'S CALL. Death has claimed another precious child, the darling little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waudel Vickery. Mary Dell passed to her reward last Sunday morning at St. Vincent's Hospital, where she had been taken on Wednesday after only a day or so of illness. Her condition was immediately diagnosed as dangerous pernicious anemia. Dr. Fleming attended her there. Little Mary Dell was two years of age on February 9th. Mr. E.B. Stapleton brought the remains back to Folkston Sunday and they were kept at the home of Mr. J.W. Vickery, grandfather of the child. The funeral was at the Folkston cemetery, conducted by Revs. Poindexter and Neese.

BONDS OF $50,000.00 FOR NEW COURTHOUSE. The Commissioners of Charlton County, at their meeting Monday agreed to rebuild the courthouse and use the bond plan way of paying for it. They also agreed to remodel the jail. $50,000.00 is the amount settled upon.

WARNING: Bathing or fishing is prohibited in the Dixie Lake without a permit from me, the owner. ---Dr. J.W. Buchanan.

ST. GEORGE HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE. St. George suffered a loss by fire Friday--the H.M. Gooden cottage on Johnson Street, occupied by W.G. Leckie. It was completely destroyed. Preparations had begun for the meal when the fire started in the kitchen flue. Neighbors responded and were able to save a considerable amount of household goods, all of the kitchen furniture and some personal clothing. In addition, Mrs. Leckie, in her usual vigorous style, had made additions to the house since occupying it, papering some of the rooms. This, of course, is a most heartbreaking loss.

TAG DAY. On May 26 the Eastern Star will have Tag Day. The object of this is to raise money for the Children's Tubercular Home in Alto, Ga. Don't fail to do your bit for these little sufferers who are unable to help themselves. Margaret Lane, W. M. and Mayme Askew, Secy.

CHICKEN AND POTATO THIEF. Hen roost robbery and stealing seems to be the order of the night lately and the thief is no respecter of roosts. West Johnson, H.M. Anderson, Prof. Waughtel, Judge Johnson and others lost chickens, while Mack Lloyd contributed two banks of potatoes.

ARRESTED FOR DISTURBING WORSHIP. Dawson Wainwright was arrested by Sheriff Mizell this week in St. Marys, charged with shooting at the Prescott Church a short while ago. May 18, 1928
Nothing of interest in this issue.

May 25, 1928

FOLKSTON SCHOOLS END THE YEAR. {NOTE: A good bit of the paper was taken up with events of school closing. It reported that there were 13 seniors, but no list was printed.} There were 374 students in the elementary grades and 95 in the high school, making total enrollment in the two schools of 469. Mr. Charles C. Shedd was graduation speaker. Students taking part in Class Night program were Thomas Gowen, Virginia Player, Mary Snowden, Harry Lee Mills, Mary Jane Littlefield, Helon Gowen, Carolyn Readdick, Lawrence Allen, Annie Gowen, Geanie Rodgers and Joyce Howard.

WEDDING. In an event that brought to its culmination a happy union was the marriage Sunday in Douglas of Mr. Rudolph Mills to Miss Ivella ......(illegible) of Broxton. The bride was a teacher at the Uptonville Consolidated School last year. Mr. Mills is a representative of the Standard Oil Co. in Folkston. After their return from a short trip they will be at home at the Dormitory.

NEW LIGHTS BRING MUCH JOY. The new lights at the St. George School auditorium added much to the success of the graduation entertainment and brought joy to the hearts of those who have been working in semi-darkness heretofore. Some have felt so deeply about this subject that arc lights brought tears of joy and the foot-lights made us nearly hysterical. We understand it's a Delco which brought these results. May it always work.

CUCUMBERS READY TO BE PICKED. The belated cucumber crop is about to come. Within the coming week we will begin to harvest.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED. Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Littlefield have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Georgia Mallette, to James Holland Brown of Atkinson. The wedding will take place during the early part of June. Mr. Brown is a naval stores manufacturer.

MRS. MARY PURVIS DIED. The Death Angel visited the home of Dean Byrd Wednesday of last week, taking away Mrs. Mary Purvis, age 71 years, who is a cousin of Mr. Byrd. She was a great favorite of the family and she made their home hers for the past six years. She has suffered much in the past three months and as she said "I will be better off when I get up yonder." She was buried Thursday at Antioch, Rev. Neece officiating. Only a few cousins survive her.

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