Digest of Charlton County Herald - June, 1921
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
EDITORIAL COMMENTS: Further proof of the ideal soil and climate conditions in Charlton County is the potato plant industry. This alone brings in from $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 each year.
CITY IMPROVEMENTS. With the removal of the old "eyesore", the city water tank, from the middle of Main Street, and the completion of the eight foot concrete sidewalks on both sides of the street makes the business section look the part as designated by the Ga. legislature "the city of Folkston". Soon the electric lights will be shining and the ice plant turning out ice.
NOTICE: The corn mill at Folkston is shut down until corn is made.
A.W. ASKEW. MR. MILLS IMPROVING. Mr. Sol Mills has recovered from his illness and is able to be on the porch of the hospital in Jacksonville. He hopes to return home the later part of the week.
KENNISON HAS FIRST COTTON BLOOM. The first cotton bloom reported for this section was sent in Tuesday to the Herald by B.W. Kennison whose farm is located about six miles from Folkston. The Folkston Women's Civic Club were hostesses to a picnic at May Bluff one afternoon last week. 125 people assembled on Main Street and Mrs. H.J. Davis arranged room for all to comfortably enjoy the eight-mile ride in 23 automobiles to May Bluff, where other hostesses had gone to make ready and fry the fish. They began to arrive home about dark. June 10th
DORMITORY PLANNED. The mass meeting held at the school auditorium Sunday afternoon resulted in the adoption of a feasible plan for the erection of a dormitory for the Charlton County High School, thus assuring this school continuing as an accredited high school. It was the most constructive movement made by the people of Folkston and Charlton County in years.
JOHNSON WORKING FOR GA.-FLA. Harry Johnson has accepted the position as sawyer for the Georgia-Florida Investment Co.
MRS. POLLY CREWS DIED. Aunt Polly Crews passed away June 3rd at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Williamson, in Jacksonville, age 53 years. She had been a great sufferer with cancer of the liver for more than one year. She bore her sufferings with heroic fortitude. The remains were brought to her home Saturday evening and short services were held at the home Sunday morning conducted by Rev. Kemp of Folkston, burial at Sardis Cemetery. Two daughters, Mrs. Martha Williamson and Mrs. Lila Petty; three sons, Jim, Mack and Andrew Crews, also 21 grandchildren mourn their loss.
LIBRARY HOURS. The Woman's Club Library will be open every Friday afternoon from 5:30 to 6:30. Anyone wishing to use the books in the library can do so by paying $1.00 per year.
NEW SCHOOL TRUSTEES. At the meeting of the County Board of Education Monday, B.G. McDonald and Mrs. William Mizell, Jr. were appointed to fill the vacancies in the Board of Trustees of the Folkston School District.
MRS. VINA ROGERS THOMAS DIED. Mrs. Vina Thomas, the wife of Mr. J.B. Thomas of Waycross, and the only child of Mr. John Rogers, Folkston, died at her home in Waycross on June 1st. She had been a sufferer for about three years, bearing her sufferings with Christian fortitude. Thursday the remains, accompanied by the family and friends from Waycross, Folkston and neighborhood were tenderly bourn to Sardis Church where Rev. W.O. Gibson preached the funeral. The body was then consigned to its last resting place in Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas was a devoted daughter, wife and mother and is survived by her father, husband, two boys and two girls. A noticeable coincidence is the fact that Mrs. Thomas married on June 2nd, her first child was born on June 2nd and she was buried on June 2nd.
BOY SCOUTS. Boys taking the oath of Tenderfoot in the Boy Scouts last week were Dimon Page, Richard Stroup, William Robinson, Frank Mills, Edward Smart, Earl Vickery, Escher Wainwright, Brantley Roddenberry, James Wrench, Whit Banks, Clyde Johnson and Floyd Mills.
BOY SCOUTS. Troop One of the Boy Scouts met and Carroll Wright, Royce Mills, Fay Brooks, Paxton Stokes, Hugh Bell and Carl Bell stood the test and were given the Tenderfoot degree. This makes 18 Boy Scouts in Troop One.
WM. MIZELL, JR. SELLS STORE. B. B. Gowen and G.A. Dean last week became owners of William Mizell, Jr.'s entire stock of dry goods, shoes, hats, men and boys' suits, hardware, coffins, etc. and will continue business in the same place, the Arnold Hotel building. Mr. Mizell's future plans were not made public but we delight to state that he intends to reside in Folkston.
DR. MOORE MOVED TO FOLKSTON. Dr. J.A. Moore moved his family from Kingsland to Folkston this week. They occupy the house V.A. Hodges moved from.
MRS. VIOLET HATHAWAY HUFFINGHAM DIED. Mrs. J. I. Huffingham, nee Miss Violet Hathaway, died in Jacksonville last Thursday, June 9, the day of her 19th birthday. She was ill only a few hours and the news of her passing away was a shock to her many friends here. She was buried in Jacksonville. She is survived by her husband, a little baby girl, father, three brothers and three sisters. This death removes one of the most noble characters, who after her mother's death, cared for the home and the little ones.
EDITORIAL. Do any of us even stop to consider the great needs of a little city like ours? Shade trees? Yes, we said shade trees on our streets. They're easy to grow. We need more than anything a City Hall. Don't laugh, we'll have one sooner or later. Our forefathers were satisfied to cook in the fireplace. We're not satisfied with enamel ranges, nickel-plated gas stoves and fireless cookers. These are progressive times! GA.
LEGISLATURE MEMBERS. Interesting facts concerning the personnel of the Georgia Legislature which opened this week: 49 farmers, 48 lawyers, 22 merchants, 2 physicians, 2 editors, 10 bankers, 5 teachers, 2 preachers, several mechanics and engineers and 1 or 2 county sheriffs.
ST. GEORGE SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC. Under the beautiful oaks the St. George Sunday Schools formed a union picnic. There was plenty of fish and everything good to eat. Thanks to J.C. Boughner and others who contributed their trucks to carry the crowd of young people and old folks to the grounds. Thanks also to S. Cockrell for the fish already cleaned. It was not long before the ladies had the fish fried. Sam Howard and Dr. Vinson kept the fires going. After dinner the young folks all hiked to the St. Marys River for a bath. The only thing that happened to cast a gloom over the whole party was the near drowning of Miss Sara Divan who ventured out where the water was very deep, and came near drowning only for the promptness of young Napoleon B. King, Jr. who swam out to Miss Sara and saved her from a watery grave.
WEDDING. Miss Jewell Walker and Mr. O.C. Mizell were happily married in the home of the bride's grandmother in Waycross on June 15th. They left immediately after the ceremony for Savannah where they will make their home. This marriage unites two of the most popular young people of Folkston. While the announcement was a surprise it was not unexpected, for their marriage has been rumored for some time.
WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Robinson announce the marriage of their daughter Margaret Kaegy to Carl M. Scott at Blackshear on June 18th.
SUNBEAM PICNIC. The Sunbeam picnic at Old River last week was most enjoyable for the young people. A truck load of children under the care of Mr. and Mrs. Milton went down in a truck while the mothers went in other cars. Only the fright when Lollie Mallard and Myrtle Allen fell off a log in deep water marred the pleasures of the day. The afternoon was spent playing games and swimming.