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Digest of Charlton County Herald - May 1942

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

May 1, 1942


C.J. PASSIEU IS GOOD CRAFTSMAN. One of Folkston’s enterprising auto dealers, C.J. Passieu, has solved the problem of what to do with the extra time on his hands because of the ban on sale of motor vehicles and tires. Our good friend Charlie has simply made “tinkering” and building things out of odds and ends a full time occupation. It all began when Charlie, just to occupy his time, constructed a real high-class fireplace screen using remnants of oak floor cut into small squares as the principal material for the job. The matched squares, all different shades of color, made a really attractive screen and he received many compliments on his artistic workmanship. He immediately went to work and built a card table top, similar in design and material and is now convinced he is a master craftsman. He doesn’t require much encouragement to get busy on a “tinkering” job. It’s a safe bet his time will be occupied as long as odds and ends of materials are easy to get.

SATURDAY EVENING POST PHOTOGRAPHER HERE. Bettie Truxell of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a staff photographer of the Saturday Evening Post, arrived here this week to make trips into the Okefenokee Swamp where she will make color photographs to appear in an early edition of the magazine.

STRONG NO-ROAMING-CATTLE RESOLUTION PASSED. The Folkston city council at a session this week passed a strongly worded resolution ordering the strict enforcement of the city ordinance against stray cattle, hogs and other livestock roaming the streets of Folkston. The action was taken after further damage to flower and vegetable gardens by stray cattle had been reported. Beginning now, every cow or hog found roaming at large within the limits of the city is to be impounded, regardless of who the owner may be and is to be kept until all fees, damages and costs are paid in full.

NATHAN WILLIAMS KILLED AT STUBBS MILL. A fatal encounter took place between two Negro men at Stubbs Mill near St. George Saturday afternoon when Nathan Williams was shot and instantly killed by Julius Smith, both men being employees of the lumber concern. According to reports, the two had quarreled earlier in the day and Williams is alledged to have threatened that one of them would have to die before the close of the day. As Smith admitted the shooting, no inquest was necessary. He was arrested and his wife is being held as an accessory.

DUDLEY JONES IS IN U.S. NAVY. Dudley Jones, who is serving aboard a destroyer in the U.S. Navy, arrived last week for a brief visit with his parents. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and was transferred last October for active service in the Navy, since which time he has served aboard a destroyer of the Atlantic Fleet.

UPTONVILLE DOUBLES QUOTA FOR NAVY RELIEF FUND. Uptonville more than doubled its quota for Navy Relief Fund Saturday night. Boxes and cakes were sold [at a box supper] to the highest bidder along with other refreshments. The amount of money received was $52.26.

SENIOR CLASS PLAY. The Senior Class of St. George High School will present “The Red-Headed Stepchild” , a three act comedy, the date to be announced later.

FOURTH DRAFT REGISTRATION COMPLETED. The 4th registration under the Selective Service Act registering all men in the age group of 45-65 years went forward in Charlton County without a hitch. A total of 424 men registered at school houses all over the county.

REGISTRATION FOR SUGAR AND GASOLINE WILL BE SOON. Registration for sugar, and gasoline rationing are scheduled to be handled by school personnel in the immediate future.

RATION BOOKS TO BE ISSUED NEXT WEEK. Under orders of the Office of Price Administration, the schools will be open from 4-6 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-7 for the purpose of issuing war ration books to consumers. One adult member of each family is to apply for a book. Birth dates will be required and the amount of sugar on hand will be made. No sugar can be purchased without these books.

ALL SUGAR SALES SUSPENDED. All retail sales of sugar in Folkston and throughout the nation was suspended at midnight, April 27, not to be resumed until May 5th, after registration of all consumers has been completed and war ration books issued to the heads of household. Commercial sugar users of the county were registered Tuesday and Wednesday in the high school building.

BAPTISM. Mrs. Addie Burch and her daughter Miss Vernell Burch were baptized last Sunday at the river. They are members of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church.

JEFFERY’S NEW MULE. Charlie Bunk says Jeffrey’s new mule walks too fast to the plow. Any way, we saw him carrying the mule home at 12 o’clock.

OUTING IN HONOR OF J.R. THRIFT. A weiner roast given at the St. Marys River Wednesday evening in honor of J.R. Thrift who leaves soon to enter service in the U.S. Army Air Corps was very much enjoyed by Margie Scott, Joan Purvis, Corliss Purvis, Mary Lou Stewart, Delores Wilson, Odetha Guy, Devant Guy, Jimmy Conner, Jim Pearce, Albert Mills, Aldine Tomlinson, Billy Cark and Cpl. Carroll Knox.

May 8, 1942

RIDER CHILDREN ADJUSTING TO NEW HOME. A group picture, showing the five Rider children recently sent from this county to the Methodist Orphan’s Home in Macon, appeared in the Savannah Morning News Saturday, The children presented a very attractive appearance in the picture and reports from the Home were that they are making fine progress there. They are the children of Rufus Rider who lives near the Okefenokee Swamp and their mother died several months ago


FIFTEEN TURKEY BABIES FROM FOURTEEN EGGS. Mr. Andrew Gowen who is widely known as one of our most truthful and reliable citizens reports that he recently set a turkey hen providing her with what he thought was a full capacity of fourteen large eggs. When the turkey hen proudly came off with her turkey brood this week Mr. Gowen was astonished to find that fifteen little turkeys had been hatched. He is positive that he placed only fourteen eggs in the nest and can account for the extra member of the brood -- perhaps one of the eggs had a double yolk and produced twins which certainly would be rather unusual occurrence in the family life of turkeys.

CHARLIE PASSIEU CREATES FLAG OF FLOWERS. Just to prove there’s nothing phony about his artistic skill, Charlie Passieu got busy and put together an American flag, fashioned from flowers of appropriate colors. His patriotic floral piece was submitted as an entry in the Flower Show of the Garden Club and was awarded a ribbon by the judges.

QUOTA SUBSCRIBED IMMEDIATELY IN SALE OF DEFENSE BONDS. William Mizell, chairman of the committee in charge of the sale of Defense Bonds in this county, reports this county’s quota for the month of May was set at $1500.00 and was fully subscribed within fifteen minutes after the sale opened. Indications are that Charlton will go over its May quota many times. Monthly quotas are to be assigned to every county in the state. Mr. Mizell urges citizens to be ready for next month’s quota. More than $100,000.00 in war savings bonds and stamps have already been purchased in Charlton County.

NAVAL RELIEF SOCIETY FUND. Charlton County went over the top in fine style for the Naval Relief Society cause. Our quota was $250.00. Every community has done something for the front-line fighters and on behalf of my aides I am expressing great appreciation for their contributions and loyal help. A full statement of all districts will be made next week. St. George, Racepond, Toledo and Winokur have not made their reports. ---T.W. WRENCH.

MISS ASKEW AND MISS LOPER WIN ESSAY CONTEST PRIZES. Statewide interest is centered around the winner in Rich’s Diamond Jubilee Essay Contest in which every senior in every high school in Georgia could participate. The subject was “What citizen in my county has made the greatest contribution to the state of Georgia” The name of the winner of the grand award will be announced on May 9th. Bessie Louise Askew of Charlton County High School was Charlton’s first prize winner. Wilma Loper was second prize winner. Miss Askew’s paper was written on the late D.L. Hebard of Coleraine and Miss Loper’s was on Dr. A. Fleming of Folkston. For the best paper submitted from each county, a $25.00 defense bond will be given, as well as a trip to Atlanta as the guest of Rich’s. For the second best paper, a $10.00 award will be given.

ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW. Folkston’s 7th Annual Flower Show was held Saturday and Sunday in the high school gym. There were a number of visitors from neighboring towns and total attendance was estimated at about 500.

TENURED TEACHERS ELECTED. At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, the formal election of the teachers subject to provisions of the new tenure plan took place. This includes principals Guy W. Bentley, Mayme Askew, Marion Pearce and S.J. Smith. Teachers, Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, Mrs. Dortha M. Bentley, Margaret Littlefield, C.L. Talbert, Eunice Chute, Eleanor Cockrell, Mrs. Ann S. Gowen, Mrs. B.B. Gowen, Susie Johnston, Mrs. Sarah H. Hodges, Cleo Huling, Mrs. Gladys D. Willson, Mrs. H. D. Templeton, Mrs. Imogene Sears, Mrs. Fanny R. Norman, Mrs. Marie B. Norman, Emily Stokes and Mrs. J.W. Johnson.

NEW BABIES FOR EUNICE, PETTY AND STOKES FAMILIES. Old Dr. Stork has been busy in Folkston and Dr. McCoy and his staff were kept busy welcoming the new arrivals at the McCoy-Sawyer Hospital. Among the births reported were the following:
Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Eunice announce the birth of a baby boy born May 3rd at home at the Hercules Camp. Dr. McCoy was the attending physician. Mother and baby are both doing fine.
A baby girl was born May 4th to Mr. and Mrs. Wade Petty at their home in the Hercules Camp. Mother and baby are reported to be doing fine.
Born on May lst to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Stokes of St. George, a baby boy. Both are fine and left the hospital on Sunday.

HOME DEFENSE COURSE TO BE TAUGHT. In the Traders Hill community, all those desiring to study First Aid and Home Defense are asked to please meet at the home of Miss Nettie and Miss Annie Keene on May 12 at 3:30 p.m. - GERTRUDE PROCTOR, Home Demonstration Agent and Red Cross Instructor.

NOTICE: Due to a general curtailment in business [grocery store], I very much regret to notify my customers and friends that beginning May 11, it will be necessary for me to discontinue general delivery service until further notice. - THEO DINKINS.

SUGAR RATIONING. Sugar went back on sale in the grocery stores of America Tuesday, after a week suspension but only those who have a ration book can buy it from now on. The general sentiment of those who signed up for ration books appeared to be that the allotment of one pound of sugar per person every two weeks for the next two months represented no serious sacrifice. The ration books contain stamps, one of which must be turned in to the grocer for each sugar purchase.

REGISTRATION FOR GAS RATIONING CARDS. All gasoline consumers are to appear at the elementary school nearest their residence between the hours of 4 - 9 on May 12-14, for registration for the gasoline rationing program. Each applicant should bring his automobile registration certificate.

BLACKBERRY PIES. We have a large blackberry crop in the Camp Pinckney community. But no sugar. The pies will be cut short this season.
MR. RUSSELL MOVED TO MICHIGAN. Mr. Harford Russell left recently for Detroit, Michigan where he has accepted a position in one of the big war material plants.
RALPH WRENCH IS PROPELLER SPECIALIST. Ralph Wrench, who is serving in the US Army Air Corps stationed at Tallahassee, spent a few days this week with his parents. His rating is as Aviation Mechanic, being a specialist in propeller work.
FOUND: One red steer, about four years old. This steer has been with my cattle for about two years and when I sold mine, I closed him up so owner may get him.
CHARLES H. GIBSON.

May 15, 1942

GASOLINE RATIONING GOES INTO EFFECT BEGINNING TODAY. The rationing ordered for seventeen seaboard states, including Georgia, goes into effect this Friday morning, when motorists must buy gas supplies according to the amount allotted them on their cards. The first allotment covers six weeks, after which the program may be revised. The high school building has been crowded during registration hours with automobile owners applying for rationing cards and the registration and allotment has been carried forward smoothly. Cards are issued for five different classifications. The first is A, which allows 21 gallons for a six-week period.

SERVICEMEN’S PAY RAISE BILL. Approving a base pay scale of $50.00 for buck privates and apprentice seamen, the House passed and sent back to the Senate Wednesday the amended pay adjustment bill for all branches of the armed services. The amendment boosted pay of second class seamen and first class privates from $48.00 to $54.00. The present pay of a private or apprentice seaman with four months’ service is $30.00.

MR. JAMES HOMER ROGERS DIED. James Homer Rogers, age 74, widely known and highly regarded citizen of Charlton County for practically his entire life, died Wednesday at the Turner Hospital in Nashville, Ga., following a heart attack. He had been an invalid for the past two years and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. A. Tyson in Nashville. He was a son of the late Archibald Rogers who migrated to Charlton County from Tattnall shortly before the Civil War and was prominently identified with activities of this county for many years. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Folkston Masonic Lodge since young manhood. He was married to the former Miss Lucretia Highsmith nearly 50 years ago who preceded him in death several years ago. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. A. Tyson, Mrs. H.W. Givens, Mrs. Ivan Clements and Miss Bertha Rogers; three sons, Ira Rogers, Hoke S. Rogers and Hugh D. Rogers; and eight grandchildren, Edna, Carol and Arthur Tyson, Ira Rogers, Jr., Wanda and Lewis Clements and Patsy Rogers. The body was brought to the home of his son Ira Rogers. Funeral services were held at Adkins Funeral Home with Rev. L.E. Williams and Rev. E.F. Dean, Sr. officiating. Interment followed in Sardis Cemetery.

DR. SAWYER PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN. Dr. James L. Sawyer who has been serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps with the rank of lst Lt. for the past year and a half, has received a promotion to the rank of Captain. He is stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C. He was in the Army Medical Reserve Corps.

NO VACATIONS FOR STUDENTS OR TEACHERS. Orders were issued last week for every unit in the University system of Georgia to begin its new scholastic year on June 8 instead of in September to speed up graduations for the national defense. There will be no summer vacations for students or faculty members and the teachers are expected to teach all summer on their regular annual salaries. Graduates of high schools are expected to begin their college careers immediately after their high school commencement.

BAPTISM PLANNED AT BAPTIST CHURCH. The group of boys and girls who joined the Baptist Church in the recent Methodist Revival will be baptized at the Sunday night service by the former pastor, Rev. R.W. Waterman.

TOBACCO BILL INTRODUCED. A bill has been introduced in Congress seeking to have tobacco catalogued as a wartime essential commodity. In asking for this rating Congressmen said tobacco was used extensively by Uncle Sam’s fighting forces and was vital to civilian morale.

NEW BABY BOY FOR DAVIS FAMILY. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis announce the birth of a fine eight pound baby boy born May 7th at McCoy-Sawyer Hospital. The baby has been named Percy Stokes Davis. Mother and baby are said to be getting along fine.

CURB MARKET OPENS. The Folkston curb market will open Saturday at 9:00 a.m., the new marketing stalls having been put in shape for use. A general display of fresh home-grown vegetables, country butter, poultry, eggs and other products will be sold at this time.

SLICE YOUR OWN BREAD. You are going to have to slice your own bread at the breakfast table in the future. Drastic readjustments of operations methods due to the war was studied at the annual convention of Southern Bakers Association held recently in Atlanta. The bakeries voted to eliminate bread-slicing at the bakeries in the future because of orders from WPB and inability to buy new parts for machines.


MOTOR PATROL LOANED TO CONSTRUCTION CO. At the county commissioners’ meeting this week it was decided that Bryson Construction Co. could have the use of the motor patrol for ten days to be used in a defense project on St. Simons Island for the purpose of grading a federal airport known as Malcolm McKinnon Field. They are to pay $3.50 per hour for use of the equipment, and Harvey Thrift is to be employed by them to operate and care for it. It was also agreed to pay Mattox Service Station $5.50 per month to cover the cost of the current consumed by neon [highway safety] signs at the Mattox crossing.

MISSING FLOWER CONTAINERS? Mrs. C.P. Stapleton has in her possession several containers left from the flower show. If you have one missing, please see her.

WERDIE LECKIE VISITS HERE. Werdie Leckie, who is serving in the Canadian Air Force, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Leckie this week.

May 22, 1942

GASOLINE RATIONING KEEPING CARS OFF HIGHWAY. That the gasoline rationing program which went into effect last week has greatly reduced motor traffic is painfully evident. Fewer automobiles were in operation Sunday in the Folkston area than has been the case in many years and the normally heavily-traveled Highway One had the appearance of an almost deserted country road. Local filling stations, restaurants and tourist camps report there has been a further decline in motor traffic already at a low ebb and it is claimed that travel over U.S. One is at the lowest level since the highway was built nearly twenty years ago. Even the highway patrolmen are protesting they have been left with but little traffic to direct. Some are apprehensive that their jobs will be rendered null and void unless there is an early improvement in the situation.

SPECIAL MEETING OF WILDLIFE RANGERS. A party including wildlife rangers Bert Harden and J.C. Wright, with County Commissioner O.E. Raynor as a specially invited guest left Wednesday to attend a meeting called by high officials of the department at a north Georgia recreation center.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. Twenty-nine of the County’s promising young men and women will get their diplomas at the graduation exercises of Charlton County High School next Friday. The 1942 Senior Class is composed of the following: Cumire Beatrice Threlkeld, James Osworth Howard, Leila Mae Prescott, Alice Mizell, Vandilla Lowther, Ray [not legible, Idell?] Russell, James R. Thrift, Julius Earl Crews, Myra Thelma [Prevatt? Prescott?], Marion Laverne Pickren, Margie [not legible] Scott, Jacqueline Eleanor Sikes, Ann Elizabeth Hopkins, Jewell Gladys Conner, Joan Purvis, Jeff Dallas Lloyd, Hurder Forrest Colson, Bessie Louise Askew, Louise Delores Wilson, Rosalie Southwell and Wilma Loper. These young people are completing their high school studies in one of the most momentous periods of the world’s history and at a time when our nation is engaged in a life and death struggle to preserve its freedom and cherished ways of life.

MRS. PAT DRURY INJURED BY MILK COW. Mrs. Pat Drury, of near Winokur, sustained serious injuries Sunday evening when she was attacked by a milk cow, the animal’s horns penetrating the abdominal cavity. Dr. W.R. McCoy was called to attend her but found her condition so serious he had her removed to a Waycross hospital. She underwent an operation later in the week. The milk cow had a young calf and when Mrs. Drury went out for the evening milking, she was suddenly attacked by the animal and badly hurt before others came to her rescue.

JR.-SR. RECEPTION. Friday night, May 22, the annual Junior-Senior Reception will be held in the gym. It will be an “Army Affair” in every respect, including orders, marching, games and refreshments.

FRANCES WAINWRIGHT DIED. Frances Rachel Wainwright, age 12, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wainwright died Sunday at her home following an illness of about two weeks, of pneumonia. The grief-stricken parents and family will have the sympathy of their many friends in the death of this bright and promising little girl. Besides her parents, survivors include two sisters, Martha and Doris Wainwright and three brothers, Ralph L. Wainwright, Phillip Wainwright and Jim Wainwright. The funeral was held at Grace Chapel and interment followed in Sardis Cemetery with Adkins Funeral Home in charge.

“BIG JOHN” RODDENBERRY DIED. John P. Roddenberry, age 65, widely known citizen of this county, known as “Big John” passed away Saturday in Jacksonville, following an extended illness. He had suffered from chronic diabetes and a heart ailment. One of his legs was amputated several years ago and about three months ago the other leg was amputated. He never fully recovered from the effects of the last operation. For years he served as Convict Warden, having served in Georgia and Florida. He was a son of the late Frank Roddenberry. He was the last surviving son of the family. His survivors include two sons, Johnnie and Morris Roddenberry and one daughter Mrs. Andrew Dell. Funeral rites were held Monday at the graveside in Sardis Cemetery, Rev. Ben Altman officiating.

NEW BABY BOY FOR RENSHAW FAMILY. Born May 18th at McCoy-Sawyer Hospital to Mrs. W.E. Renshaw of St. George, a baby boy. Mother and baby are getting along fine and left for their home yesterday afternoon.

GEORGIA STATE GUARD MEMBER SICK. H.M. Carter, a member of the Georgia State Guards detailed at the St. Marys river bridge was admitted to the hospital suffering from an attack of Brill’s Fever. He was said to be improving.

MISS THOMPSON TAKES JOB IN ATLANTA. Miss Kathryn Thompson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Thompson, left Friday for Atlanta where she has accepted a position as clerk in the office of the State Industrial Commission.

HENRY FORD’S FACTORY PRODUCING BOMBERS. War Department officials said Saturday that Henry Ford’s new Willow Run bomber factory has started actual production of bombers for the Army. The announcement was limited to the bare fact that the plant, started some twelve months ago, was in actual production.

TOBE RHODEN AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL. Through the generosity of friends, Tobe Rhoden of Corn House Creek community, left last week for Baltimore, Maryland where he will be given an examination of his eyes. If the diagnosis under direction of a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital is favorable, an operation will be made later. Ever since Tobe has become an outstanding Christian, he has the conviction he will get sight. His many friends hope his dreams will be realized.

CORRECTION: Through a misunderstanding an error was made in giving the name of the new baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis in last week’s paper. The baby boy has been named Francis Stokes Davis and not Percy Stokes Davis as was reported.

MOST BUS SCHEDULES CHANGED. According to W.W. Pickren, of the Greyhound Lines, practically all bus schedules changed on the 20th of the month. He advises that you check the schedule before planning a trip so there will be no misunderstanding.

HOMER ALLEN IN HAWAII. The many friends of Homer W. Allen, who only a short time ago went into the armed forces, will be interested to learn he is stationed in the Hawaiian Islands, his exact location not being known. He writes that he will be very glad to get a letter from any of his friends.

May 29, 1942

SCHOOL CLOSING EXERCISES. More than 1,000 Charlton County school children will close their books today and leave the classrooms for the summer vacation. The closing exercises have been marked this week by a series of events including on Sunday the commencement church service was held in the school auditorium. Rev. George F. Erwin, pastor of Folkston Methodist Church gave an inspiring message to the senior class. The graduating class from junior high attended the service in a body at the invitation of the seniors. The annual class outing for the graduating class was a trip to Silver Springs, Fla. Monday, the journey being made in a school bus. The annual Jr-Sr. reception last Friday was a very enjoyable evening. The patriotic motif was featured at the annual alumnae banquet held Tuesday. During the business session the Alumnae Association elected the following officers: President, Everett C. Smith; V. President, Mrs. L.D. Majors, Sec., Annie Pearl Gowen, Treasurer, Mrs. Ben Rodgers. Seventy people were present. Wednesday night in the auditorium, the Sr. Class gave class night observance with the history, prophecy, class will, etc. with patriotic songs and music. Thursday morning at the graduation exercises of Jr. High was another patriotic program. Thursday afternoon at St. George, Seventh Grade graduations took place and Thursday night the high school Senior Class was presented diplomas. Friday night in the auditorium at Folkston the Sr. High School graduation will take place. The program includes the following: Salutatory, Vandilla Lowther; Valedictory, Rosalie Southwell; Response, Margie Scott.

CHARLTON CITIZENS URGED TO COOPERATE IN CIVILIAN DEFENSE. Chairman William Mizell of the Charlton County Defense Committee, is this week urging the citizens of the county to cooperate more fully in civilian defense programs which his committee is attempting to carry out. He believes our people do not fully realize the importance of this work and the necessity for the immediate action in order to be prepared for any emergency. Charlton is lagging behind its neighboring counties in its civilian defense activities. Air Raid Warden C.F. Adkins especially wishes to secure volunteers in every section of the county to carry on the duties of airplane spotters and to report to his headquarters by phone the presence over the county of any suspicious planes. Volunteers in this work is needed in every district and any citizen who may wish to volunteer are asked to see Mr. Mizell for more details.

RIVER BRIDGE GUARDS IN HOSPITAL. M.L. Clemons, of Camp Dill, at the St. Marys River bridge was admitted to McCoy-Sawyer Hospital for treatment Friday and left the hospital Monday, much improved. H.M. Carter, of Camp Dill, was dismissed from the hospital Sunday, much improved from a severe attack of Brill’s Fever.

FREEZE ON PRICES OF WOMEN’S CLOTHES. The Office of Price Administration ruled Tuesday that 1942 styles of women’s and children’s coats, suits, dresses, blouses and many other outerwear garments can not be sold by retailers at prices higher than those charged last season. This in effect “freezes” the lines a merchant may handle, except he may add lower-cost lines without hindrance.

JUNE 30TH IS SET FOR REGISTRATION DATE OF 18-20 AGE GROUP. President Roosevelt last Friday set June 30th as registration day for young men between 18 and 20 years of age. This will complete, for the present, the registration of the nation’s manpower of both fighting and non-combatant war duty. Men will not be subject to the military draft until they reach the age of 20. Males between 20 and 45 are now subject to military service.

MRS. PAT DRURY STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Mrs. Pat Drury, who suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a milk cow at her home near Winokur a week ago, continued in critical condition at last reports, in a Waycross hospital where she underwent an operation following the attack.

CLERK E.C. SMITH ACCEPTS POSITION WITH RAYONIER. Everett C. Smith, Charlton County Clerk of Superior Court, left this week for Fernandina where he has accepted a position with the Rayonier Co., a large paper mill.

CURB MARKET HAS GOOD VARIETY. The Folkston curb market the past two weeks has had quite an assortment of fresh garden truck from the local gardens. Last Saturday the variety included beans, turnips, lettuce, collards, squash, potatoes and frying size chickens, also some nice fat hens.

MIZELL-CHANCEY WEDDING. Announcement was made this week of the marriage of Miss Alice Mizell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Mizell, and Mr. M.J. Chancey, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Chancey which took place last January 24 in St. Augustine. Announcement of the marriage has been withheld pending completion of the bride’s school studies, Miss Mizell being a member of the Charlton County High School graduating class receiving their diplomas tonight. Both are popular young people and have a wide circle of friends. They will make their home at the Chancey farm near this city.

PARTY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. Mrs. A.J. Hopkins, Jr. entertained last Wednesday with a buffet supper at her home in honor of Miss Ann Hopkins and the Senior Class. The guests present were Jacquelyn Sikes, Margie Scott, Bessie Askew, Rosalie Southwell, Marion Laverne Pickren, Delores Wilson, Alice Mizell, Cumire Threlkeld, Thelma Prescott, Wilma Loper, Leila Mae Prescott, Idell Russell, Vandilla Lowther, Jewell Conner, Frances Mizell and Osworth Howard.

WOMEN WANTED: Learn to be a cigar operator. Earn while learning. White women and girls 16-30 years old. You can easily and quickly learn this good paying trade. Earn at least 22 Ω cents per hour while learning. After eight weeks training you go on piece work with a guaranteed minimum of $12.00 per week. Experienced operators make from $20.00 to $30.00 a week. Apply at the gate. JOHN H. SWISHER & SON, manufacturer of King Edward cigars. Jacksonville.

 

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