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Digest of Charlton County Herald - June, 1928

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

June 1, 1928

CUCUMBERS SHIPPED. The first shipment of the cucumber crop was made this week and went forward by express. W.H. Robinson was superintending the grading and has constructed the grading bins on the north platform of the freight depot. Jim Roddenberry and Dr. Williams shared honors with the first deliveries. Listen, do not pull the cucumber. Cut the stem with a little sharp knife. Pulling damages them and ruins them. They should be cut the same as watermelons, with stems about a half inch long.

HOMES BUILT. Several neat houses have been built around the school block. The appearance of that part of town has improved considerably.

SUPERIOR COURT. The spring term of Charlton Superior Court will be held in June in the school auditorium. The list of jurors are as follows:

GRAND JURORS: J.L. Poplin, Earney Bell, J.W. Dinkins, O.A. Cassell, M.C. White, B.S. Royal, O.E. Raynor, V.A. Quarterman, J.T. Thrift, Ben Bryant, O.K. Prevatt, Eli Waughtel, J.V. Gowen, Fred F. Osterman, R.A. Shackleford, S.M. Howard, C.E. Stroup, J.S. Joyner, J.L. Johns, H.D. Thomas, T.H. McClain, C.J. Passieu, F.N. Stokes, B.F. Scott, G.W. Holzendorf, Leon Askew, D.L. Leonard, L.J. Stokes, Joe P. Mizell and W.B. Vickery.

TRAVERSE JURORS: J.W. Spencer, M.D. Thrift, D.W. Kane, A.J. Cason, Sam Jones, Eustice M. Mizell, Lewis Griffin, P.C. Hall, J.M. Canaday, N.A. Thrift, L.T. Wasdin, L. Knabb, J.K. Hopkins, Bert Libby, S.A. O'Quinn, Arch Dinkins, W.H. Robinson, Milton Block, L.E. Stokes, P.H. Lillies, A.J. Howard, J.H. Wrench, B.A. Altman, Hamp Crews, Sr., M. Altman, J.B. Southwell, T.E. Bryant, S.M. Mills, Justian Cockrell, J.O. Sikes, J.F. Mizell, R.E. Condon, E.F.Dean, Sr., W.R. Wainwright, W.H. Quarterman, Mack Lloyd, Jas. Raulerson and Guy L. Johnson. The Herald has been asked to state that in view of the fact that the school auditorium is to be used for court purposes, that everybody be on their good behaviour and remember that it is essential for the good health of all, and most especially the children, that the building be kept clean. Let us all cooperate in seeing that this beautiful building is not damaged, dirtied or spit upon the walls or floors.

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June 15, 1928

CHICKEN SALE. The poultry sale scheduled for this week ought to clean up all the roosters in the county. Surplus stock of them are not worth their keeping.

T.E. LECKIE SELECTED. The Grand Jury recommended Mr. T.E. Leckie to succeed Mr. P.B. Higginbotham, deceased, on the Board of Education, and that as both sections were about even in population and as the Moniac territory had never been represented, it was deemed fair play to let this place go to them.

CUCUMBER HARVESTING. The harvesting of cucumbers goes right on with the increasing volume of the vegetable. The Experimental Station at Tifton has become interested in the crop here as they are also interested in planting. They sent their representative to get first hand information about the crop conditions. Local farmers have pledged 56 acres to tomatoes for the fall crop.

NEW BAPTIST MEMBERS. Those who were baptized Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church were Ruby Jones, Edrie and Malvina Quarterman, Agnes Wrench, Carrie Johnson, Myrene and Ida Mae Altman, Proctor Hathaway, Inez Askew, Geraldine Askew, Christine Askew, Celester Bennet, G.A. Kitchen, Fitz Murray and A.F. Wilson.

BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING. The revival services held at the Baptist Church closed Wednesday night, having received 24 members during the meeting. Since November there have been 50 additions to the membership. The brick, slag and gravel is on the ground and money is being raised to purchase the roofing and ceiling. The work will begin soon on the addition so badly needed.

NEW HOME FOR JONES FAMILY. Contract for the beautiful pressed brick residence for W.J. Jones, our popular groceryman, was let this week to Harry J. Condon. It is to be built on the site of his home recently burned. It will be of red pressed brick with a dining room, breakfast room, kitchen and bathroom on the west side, three bedrooms and clothes closets on the east and a center hallway. The south front as well as the west front side will have a modern veranda. Chimneys will be built in. The interior will be handsomely finished in golden oak.

MOSSIE THOMAS BIT BY SNAKE. Thursday Mossie Thomas, a colored gum dipper at J.C. Littlefield's Newell camp, was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake. He was rushed to Folkston and Dr. Fleming administered the recently discovered serum for treatment of such accidents. He was able to walk after treatment.

HILTON WAINWRIGHT KILLED. Mr. Hilton Wainwright, aged 20 years, was killed in the yard in Jacksonville when struck by a locomotive. He was a hostler {Note: W.L. Barefoot, Jr., who worked for many years for the A.C.L.R.R., says a hostler in a railroad yard was the person who drove the engine from its place in the yard to a waiting line of cars which were all headed for same destination and once the engine was hitched to the cars, this made up a train which was then sent out on its journey.} for the A.C.L. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Phillip Wainwright; six brothers, K.S. Wainwright, J.D. Wainwright, G.B. Wainwright, T. Wainwright and I. Oliver Wainwright; four sisters, Mrs. R.A.J. McDuffie, Miss Rachel Wainwright, Miss Kate Wainwright and Mrs. Kate Bleesing. The body was brought to Folkston Wednesday escorted by some dozen automobiles filled with friends and relatives and laid to rest in Sardis Cemetery, Rev. W.O. Gibson officiating.

SUGGESTION. It has been suggested by a Monroe County man that children be sent to school by the rural mail service. The mail carrier covers most of the territory and the idea is this would be cheaper transportation costs.

NEW BABY.A fine baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Robinson on June 7th.

June 22, 1928

QUARANTINE. The Grand Jury recommended the County Commissioners isolate ..(lady's name).. and hire some humane and intelligent person to care for her, her condition being such that great public danger from contamination exists, and that the Commissioners should lose no time in attending to this case.

COURTHOUSE BOND ELECTION. The bond election won overwhelmingly, 598 for and 62 against.

PRODUCE SALE. The chicken train Friday was a success with 3,500 pounds being weighed in, half of them being white leghorn fryers. Receipts were approximately $900.00. Cucumbers came in briskly this week and as the season closes Saturday noon, this week's supply will run at about 400 hampers. There was also shipped over 100,000 tomato plants the same day. It may be possible that we have not made any money on the cucumber deal, but even with a late, cold, wet season indications are that everyone believes that we can make money on them in a normal year.

SCOTT SOLD NAVAL STORES OPERATION. A deal was closed Tuesday when Peagler & Newborn of Homerville became owners of the B.F. Scott naval stores business located at Folkston.

CHARLIE HODGES HAS HIS CAR BACK. Lucky Charlie Hodges of St. George. Some time ago he lost his Chevrolet car, stolen while on a trip to Jacksonville. He had about given it up for lost when this week the Savannah police picked up a car left on the highway, out of repair, deserted, by itself. Tracing the car through the factory and on to Charlie as purchaser, it was found to be in fair shape with a few repairs being necessary.

MR. ISAM BATTEN DIED. Mr. Isam Batten died suddenly early Monday morning of heart disease at the home of Mr. Tom Crawford across the river, where he had made his home for some time. Mr. Batten had been in bad health and under treatment and suffered a severe attack Sunday afternoon, afraid of going to sleep, from which he never awoke. Interment was at Emmeas Cemetery. He was 75 years of age, one of our oldest citizens, having been born in this county, and lived here his entire life. He is survived by two brothers. He was distantly related to numerous families in The Bend.

AIR PORT FOR FOLKSTON. Mr. Elliott, representing the Dept. of Commerce, was here Tuesday looking for an Air Port site. He is to return within two weeks and locate it.

NEW BABY. The birth of a fine baby boy born June 15, has been announced by Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Scott. This makes the fourth son, every one a fine big boy.

SWAMP ANIMALS. An old-timer tells us that sixty years ago squirrels were as thick in the treetops of the Okefenokee as the English sparrows in a grain patch, with foxes and deer all about.

WEDDING. Mr. Vandell Bennett and Miss Mattie Mizell, daughter of the late Newt Mizell, now living at Screven, were married by Ordinary Gibson on the 9th and are making their home at the Hill. Miss Mattie is well known here and is a charming young lady. He is an employee of Ga.-Fla. Investment Co. and has a host of friends.

June 29, 1928

AIR PORT TO BE BUILT. Folkston is assured of an aviation field. The survey of the ground has been completed. The government has set stakes on the field and Mr. deWay of the Charlton County Locating Co. will have the runway stumped and leveled. It contains 40 acres and a fraction over and is located just off the Dixie Highway. It will be easy of access from land or sky. Lights are to be installed every 300 feet with a 2,000 candlepower spiral light in the center. A groundkeeper will be employed to look after the lights and ground. Power will be supplied by the Charlton County Power Co. These fields are to be placed every 30 to 43 miles apart between Waycross and Jacksonville. Lt. Elliott was here this week, arranging for a range light near Racepond.

CITIZENS BANK BURGLAR ALARM. An alarm that almost sets itself to going is the latest achievement in burglar prevention. It is an outside electrical gong that starts going at a mere movement and raiding a vault is almost an impossibility as it is a radio-sound system. The Citizens Bank will shortly install this system and make it absolutely safe from such source of loss.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Farley Crawford Wednesday a baby boy. Mother and child are doing nicely.

HOME DEMONSTRATION AGENT. Camden County's Board of Education at their June meeting agreed to contract for a Home Demonstration Agent. Miss Gertrude Proctor is to have the position.

PRODUCE STAND. Howard Wrench has opened his highway market at the stone house at Homeland where his produce is grown, consisting of cantaloupes, tomatoes, cucumbers and roasting ears.

NEW CARS. The Chevrolet has made a "splurge" this week on the Folkston highways. Those sporting this popular car are John S. Tyson, Jr., James H. Wrench, and O.W. Leighton, the coach and sedan being the popular ones. The shipment arrived Monday, lasting a mere half week.

WEDDING. The announcement of the marriage of Miss Irene Robinson last Friday at Cataula to Mr. M.L. Caudle of that city was quite a surprise to her many friends here. From reports it seems to be a romantic affair as she has met him since her departure some days ago for Columbus on a visit to friends. Miss Irene was one of our standby teachers, popular and efficient, just re-elected. She's the youngest and only single daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Robinson. The couple will live in Cataula.

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