Digest of Charlton County Herald - June, 1930

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

June 6, 1930

DR. WILLIAMS IS CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS. At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce this week at Banks Restaurant, an enthusiastic endorsement was made of Dr. A.D. Williams' race for Congress. Some $500.00 was subscribed toward a campaign fund. Campaign manager Mallard gave a good report. Dr. Williams qualified Monday. He and Congressman Lankford are the only contestants so far.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will have a measuring party next week at the high school building for the purpose of raising funds to make the final payment on their piano.

ALL SCHOOL BILLS PAID. The Board of Education at their meeting this week paid every outstanding claim due and found themselves with a lone nickel to their credit with vacation time on hand. Plans for an eight-months school were discussed. The Prescott school asked for a two-year consolidation trial with Folkston and this was granted.

CLYDE GOWEN TO WORK FOR GA.-FLA. INVEST. CO. Clyde Gowen, one of our hustling young men, has quit the mercantile business, leaving Dean & Gowen, to take charge of the cross tie business of the Ga.-Fla. Investment Co.

4-H CLUB CAMP. The annual 4-H Camp at Burnt Fort is being planned near Mrs. H.A. Howard's home. We are expecting 30 or 40 boys and girls to attend. Mrs. Howard is letting the girls sleep in her house but they must furnish their own quilt, pillow and sheets and they must not sleep on any of Mrs. Howard's beds. We have a nice concrete bathing pool there and all the boys and girls taking their bathing suits will be permitted to go in the pool. Mrs. Howard says the girls must bring bathing suits with skirts attached and that none of the entire bunch will be allowed to romp around the premises in their bathing suits. Every camper must bring his bedding and dishes or he will be out of luck. Do not leave home without them. Each family represented should bring a lard can as we will need ten lard cans. Take a lunch along for dinner and bring the following food for the week: one dozen irish potatoes, one dozen eggs, one pound meat, one chicken, one glass of jelly, one jar of preserves, one jar of fruit, two pounds of lard, two pounds of meal, two pounds of rice, two pounds of grits, one can of pork and beans, two cups sugar, one pound butter, one cake, one loaf of bread, two onions and whatever vegetables you have. Every camper must bring fifty cents to buy flour and ice as well as pay the cook. Get everything ready now. A.B. Hursey, County Agent

THRIFT BABY DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Josie Thrift were visited by the Death Angel Wednesday, who took away from them their baby. The infant was buried Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Thrift have the sympathy of many friends.

CANADY CHILD DIED. Little Willie Mae Canady, two years and seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Canady, was called by death Friday night at the home of Mrs. J.P. Canady near Moniac. The child had been sick for nine days with gland trouble. Willie Mae was laid to rest Saturday in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Besides her parents, Willie Mae leaves a baby sister, Margie Deloris.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Wright announce the birth of a fine baby girl.

REPORT OF MAY MARRIAGES: May 15: Arthur Dixon and Miss Nora Lee Dixon, both of Traders Hill by Rev. W.O. Gibson. May 18: Johnie Walker and Miss Winnie Crews, both of Winokur, by Eddie Crews, J.P. May 24: S.J. Johns and Miss Connie Wainwright, both of Winokur, by the Ordinary. Lenard S. Kelley, Chief of Police of Sycamore, Ga. and Miss Ethel S. Jones, of Folkston, by Ordinary. May 11: Howard Huntley of Nassau County and Verie Robert, of Charlton County, by Rev. J.A. McNair.

June 13, 1930

ECONOMIC DEPRESSION. Miami and St. Petersburg have both suffered from banks closing the doors, the worst financial break in their history. The Bank of Bay Biscayne with deposits of $14 million closed after a brief run on it. Demands on other banks were met, $2 million were rushed by airplane and by Thursday they should be open for business. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta offered $4 million to help during the crisis.

CAFE REOPENS. The Airport Cafe reopens its doors to the public Friday with a delightful dance. The work of moving the residence of Mr. M. deWay is now in progress and when it is placed on a lot on the driveway, the corner lot is to be made into a miniature golf course, and tennis court.

NEW BABY. Vivian Wright is the name of the charming young visitor mentioned as having arrived at the home of Mrs. Carroll Wright in last week's Herald.

WEDDING. Mrs. J.J. Stokes announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Ethel Jones to Mr. Lynn Kelley. The wedding took place in Folkston on May 29th.

June 20, 1930

MR. WILLIAM R. KEENE DIED. In the death of Mr. William R. Keene last Friday morning there passed a citizen who served the county twenty- seven years as a member of the Board of Education and in the record of the last ten years, only missed one meeting. His health for the past several years has not been so good. While he complained little, it was noticed that since the death of his wife seven weeks and three days ago his spirit seemed to be broken, his health declining till the end came with his loved ones around him. Mr. Keene was a splendid citizen living in his humble way. He did many good works while living on a farm, raising a splendid family with limited means. He was born October 8, 1852 in Columbia County, Fla. He lived there till a short time after the War Between the States. He moved with his family to Hillsboro County. When he was sixteen years old he came to Charlton County, stopping at what is known as the Big Bend, living there, working with different families until 1878. He was married at Traders Hill to Miss Josephine Gay, locating on what is his present farm 52 years ago. To this union nine children were born, five survive him. They are Miss Annie Keene, Miss Nettie Keene, William Keene of Traders Hill; Mrs. J.R. Greer, Homestead, Fla. and Charles Keene, Woodbine. Funeral service was from the quaint old Methodist Church, over a hundred years old, of which he had so long been a member. Interment was at the nearby cemetery.

MR. ALONZA JEFFERSON CASON DIED. Mr. Alonza Jefferson Cason, 31, section foreman of the Atlantic Coast Line, Uptonville Section, died Tuesday at the hospital in Waycross after an illness of several weeks. He had been with the Coast Line at Uptonville for several years and was considered one of their best foremen. Surviving him are his wife, the former Miss Osie Crews, a daughter Louise Marion and two sons, A.J. and Harry Foster; his father John Cason; four brothers, Laurie, Lod, Ernest and Freddie; three sisters, Miss Rosie Cason, Mrs. Lloyd Pittman and Mrs. George White. Funeral services were at Sardis Cemetery conducted by Folkston Lodge Woodmen of the World.

MRS. ANN ELIZABETH TRACHY DIED. Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Trachy, 76, who suffered a stroke of paralysis ten days ago, died at her home in Homeland Friday evening. The remains were shipped to her old home in Minneapolis via Southern Railroad. Mrs. Trachy was a native of Jersey Island, England. A memorial service was held at the Homeland Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. She leaves a husband, Philip Trachy and a son, W.E. Welch.

MALLARD HOUSE TO BE MOVED. Bids on removing the Mallard house south facing east on the highway were received Tuesday by Mr. Griffin, a Standard Oil representative, who announced the job would be handled by local contractors.

WEDDING. Traders Hill was the scene of a beautiful home wedding last Saturday when J.H. Quarterman and Miss Althea Gowen were united in wedlock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Gowen, by Rev. C.L. Neese. Miss Gowen is an accomplished lady, a graduate of the 1930 class of Charlton County High School. Mr. Quarterman is a valued employee of the Ga.-Fla. Investment Co. of Traders Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Quarterman of Traders Hill.

HOLE IN RIVER BRIDGE. A moving van out of Jacksonville which was carrying household goods of the L.E. Roberts, went through the river bridge near St. George, enough to cause some delay in traffic. A wrecking crew from Jacksonville handled the truck. Mr. John Southwell took charge of the bridge and soon had the road open again. That bridge needs considerable fixing and there are those who think we need a new one.

No issue for June 27 on microfilm.


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