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Digest of Charlton County Herald - June 1936

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

June 5, 1936

TEACHERS ELECTED FOR 1936-37 TERM. The following teachers have been elected for the 1936-37 term of school: Charlton County High: J.C. Adams, teacher, principal; Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, Margaret Littlefield, Eunice Chute, Guy Bentley and G.C. Hutchinson. John Harris Jr. High: Mayme Askew, teacher, principal; Mrs. B. B. Gowen, Eleanor Cockrell, Ruth Mallard. Folkston Consolidated: Mary Jane Littlefield, teacher, principal; Daisy Neal, Myra Jacobs, Zelle Ross, Jessie Overstreet, Marion Pearce, Annette Turner and Myrtle Hayes. St. George: William S. Smith, teacher, principal; Ethel Brannon, Helen Bruschke, Aethada Suggs, Marie Boyd. Uptonville: Sallie Prescott.

T.W. WRENCH RETIRES FROM NEWSPAPER WORK. Editor T.W. Wrench of the Brantley Enterprise at Nahunta has retired as Editor and Publisher of that newspaper which he has operated for a little more than a year, under a lease agreement. He did not renew his lease on the plant when it expired May 17 and the newspaper was offered for sale, having been purchased by Mr. Clark of Jesup, an experienced printer and newspaper man who took charge Monday. After an active service in the newspaper field, Mr. Wrench plans to retire and will devote his time to truck farming at his Homeland place.

NEW SCHOOL NAMED. At a meeting of the trustees of the Folkston schools this week, it was decided to name the new school building the John Harris Junior High School.

BOX SUPPER . A Box Supper is to be given at the Traders Hill Methodist Church June 12 at 8:30 P.M. The public is cordially invited to attend. Each girl is expected to bring a box.

FOR SALE: One Delco light plant with sixteen glass batteries complete. Plant is in good shape and can be had at a bargain. Will sell or trade. Reason for disposing of plant is due to the Georgia Power and Light Co. extending high line to my place. W.L. THOMAS.

June 12, 1936

SERVICE STATION REMODELED. Pickren’s Service Station has been undergoing extensive repairs lately. New rest rooms have been installed and the interior of the building has been remodeled, making it almost a new business. V.J. Pickren is owner and Woodrow Pickren is manager.

COLLEGE STUDENTS HOME FOR SUMMER. A number of Folkston students have returned home from college this week, including Mayme Allen, Martha Grace Lang, Martha Stapleton, Chandler Littlefield, Bill McQueen and A.J. Hopkins, Jr.

MRS. CARRIE LOWTHER HARRIS DIED. Mrs. Carrie Lowther Harris, age 78, member of a prominent pioneer Lowther family, and life long resident of the Newell community, died at her home there Friday night following a sudden stroke of paralysis Friday afternoon. She was born and spent her entire lifetime on the old Lowther family farm near Newell where she died. She was the last surviving member of the original Lowther family, at one time one of Charlton’s most prominent families. She was married nearly forty years ago to Hansel Harris by whom she is survived. She is also survived by six nieces and six nephews, Mrs. B.F. Scott, Mrs. J.L. Prescott, Mrs. Bertha Keene, Mrs. Will Crews, Mrs. Dick Crews, Mrs. Carrie Crews, Berry Lowther, Rufus Lowther, Tommie Lowther, Ansel Lowther, Wade Wainwright and Bartow Wainwright. She was a faithful member of the Progressive Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at the Lowther family cemetery. Ulmer Funeral Home, Waycross, was in charge of arrangements.

HARLEY LARRIMORE SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURIES. Information was received in Folkston Wednesday that Harley Larrimore, age 17, of near Mattox, was a victim Wednesday of a serious accident at a shingle mill in that section, in which his right arm was completely severed and his shoulder blade severely gashed. He was rushed to the Waycross hospital. There are but slight hopes for his recovery. He graduated in the 1935 Charlton County High School class and has a wide circle of friends who will learn of this with deep regret.

FRED TAYLOR DIED. Fred Taylor, age 26, well-known young man of St. George, was found dead in his room Monday afternoon. Death was due to natural causes, a sudden attack proving fatal. Relatives surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. C.H. Murray, and two half-brothers, Wade and Oscar Davis. Burial services were held at Buford Grove Cemetery in Nassau County.

R.H. MATTOX VISITS HERE. Lt. Commander R.H. Mattox, U.S. Navy, who is serving as Paymaster aboard the USS Raleigh, spent a few days here this week on a visit to his father, H.S. Mattox and other relatives. Lt. Commander Mattox’s ship has been enroute from the Pacific coast to the Portsmouth, Va. navy yard and put in at Charleston for a few days so he took advantage of the opportunity to come to Folkston for a visit.

OUTSTANDING STUDENTS. The teachers have selected the following pupils from various units of the school system as outstanding students for the past year. All were checked on 50 qualities considered as necessary for high standing in pupil citizenship. These young people will be taken on a trip to various points of interest later in the summer. Those selected are: High School: R.A. Boyd, Elizabeth Passieu, Mildred Prescott, Annie Belle Lowther, Sara Katherine Mizell, Irene Gibson. Folkston Consolidated School: Fred Crews, Elizabeth Hathaway, Harry Wildes, Cleo Quarterman, J.R. Thrift, Rosa Lee Southwell, Junior Pearce, Helen McLean, Verle Ackerman, Vanice McLean, Harold Gowen, Wilma Loper, S.M. Altman, Loraine Bunn, Hurder Colson, Marion Pickren, Albert Mills, Margaret Harvey, Jesse Howard, Betty Tison. St. George School: Dorothy Stokes, Marguerite Osterman, Marcetta Suggs, Ann Hopkins, Junior Bell, Donald King, Margaret Parham, Nellie Smith, James Ratcliffe, Eunice Parham. Uptonville School: Jewell Conner, Lorainne Crews. Moniac and Winokur have not made selections.

NEW AUTOMOBILE FOR MRS. McDONALD. Mrs. B.G. McDonald is now driving a handsome new Chevrolet sedan purchased last week through Passieu Motor Co. the local Chevrolet dealer.

DINKINS VISIT FLORIDA. Mr. and Mrs. Theo Dinkins spent a day recently at Silver Springs, Fla. viewing the beauties of the water fairyland from an electrically operated glass-bottom boat.

DIPHTHERIA PATIENT. The many friends of Mrs. J.L. Layton will learn with regret that she is confined to her home this week suffering from a serious attack of diphtheria.

June 19, 1936

RAILROAD PAINT CREW. S.A. Roddenberry, foreman of A.C.L. Paint Gang No. Two, will move his force of eight young white men down from Winokur to Folkston today and they are expected to remain here for some time. While here they will do the necessary painting on the A.C.L. property here in Folkston.

VETERANS BONDS RECEIVED HERE. Charlton County veterans of the World War, numbering about 125, were made happy Tuesday when bonus bonds, representing adjusted pay for their service during the war and amounting to about $50.000.00 were delivered to them as per schedule. Delivery of the bonds, sent out by registered mail, was handled by Postmaster V.J. Pickren. The disbursing of this considerable sum is expected to result in a general revival of business activity.

HARLEY LARRIMORE IS RECOVERING FROM INJURY. Young Harley Larrimore, who had the misfortune to lose his right arm, is recovering from the serious injuries he suffered in the accident at a shingle mill last week. He has been pronounced out of danger and on the road to recovery.

CANNERY TO OPEN. The small community cannery will again be operated during the summer and fall for the benefit of the community. Those having anything to can are requested to see C.W. Waughtel for further information.

GIBSONS GO TO DETROIT FOR NEW AUTOMOBILE. Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Gibson left Wednesday by train for Detroit where Mr. Gibson will purchase a new Ford V-8 automobile for service in his work as carrier on Route One. They will drive the new car home, visiting Niagara Falls and other places.

NO SCHOOL DANCES. At the Board of Education meeting last week, a committee came before the Board to protest the use of the high school gym for dancing. The Board went on record as opposed to holding of the modern dance in the school buildings at Folkston.

June 26, 1936

CANS TO BE SOLD AT CANNERY. The Charlton County Commissioners have arranged, through C.W. Waughtel, to purchase 1,000 No. Three cans to be sold to the people of the county at three cents each, which is exactly their cost price. They can be bought from Mr. Waughtel in any quantities needed but must be paid for when bought. He will operate the county community cannery under the supervision of the County Farm Agent and Home Demonstration Agent. No toll will be charged.

DR. DANIEL L. MOORE DIED. Dr. Daniel L. Moore, age 62, prominent physician and surgeon of Nahunta, died suddenly at his home there Tuesday. He had been engaged in the practice of medicine for forty years and in this section since 1898. He was one of the most beloved men in Brantley County, noted for his devotion to duty and willingness to serve at any time. He was a devoted churchman and member of First Baptist Church, Nahunta, being a Deacon. He was a graduate of what is now Emory University. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Frank and Carswell Moore; three daughters, Mrs. E.L. Sears, Mrs. C.R. Britt and Mrs. W.R. McCoy. Burial was at Moore Cemetery at Nicholls, Ga. Dr. Moore was well known and had many friends in Folkston and Charlton County.

JOHNSON FAMILY MOVES TO FOLKSTON. Judge J.H. Johnson and family are now residents of Folkston, having moved into their remodeled home here Monday from their former home west of the city.

WEDDING. Of interest to their many friends is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Martha Malvina Quarterman of Folkston to Mr. Frank C. Scott of Taccoa, Ga. The marriage was quietly solemnized June 16th, the ceremony being performed by Judge W.E. Banks. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Quarterman and is a graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick.

HERBERT MIZELL IS NOW CITY MANAGER OF PANAMA CITY. Many friends of Mr. Herbert Mizell will be glad to learn of his election as City Manager and Clerk of Panama City, Fla. He has been there for some years and has won his way through hard work, having been connected with a large paper mill there for some time.

HERALD HAS BIRTHDAY. With this issue the Charlton County Herald is completing its 37th year of service to its readers. It is by far the oldest business establishment of continual existence in Charlton County. Next week the Herald will celebrate its 37th birthday with the beginning of Volume 38.

CLASSIFIED AD. Giant Zinnia blooms for sale. Fifteen cents per dozen or two dozen for twenty-five cents. All colors. Mrs. George J. Stewart.

TWINS FOR THE MURRAYS. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Murray will be interested in the announcement that twin babies were born to them Tuesday, a boy and a girl, both normal, healthy and vigorous youngsters. Both the babies and the mother who was formerly Miss Estelle Bennett, are reported to be getting along nicely. The twins have been given the names of Jasper Claude, Jr. and Lillian Claudette Murray.

WPA SUPERVISED CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES. Supervised playground activity for children in Folkston will be conducted in the summer months as part of the WPA educational program in this county. It will be supervised by Mrs. T.A. Scott.

CURTIS SMITH DIED. Curtis Smith, 40, a former resident of Folkston, died Thursday of last week at a Veterans Hospital at Oteen, N.C. where he has been under treatment during a protracted illness. News of his death was received with sorrow by his many friends throughout this section. He served as a mechanic in the Aviation Corps. during the World War. His health failed several years ago, since which time he has been in the Veterans Hospital at Oteen. Funeral services and interment were held at his old home place near Lyons in Tombs County.

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