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Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1921

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 1, 1921

JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION. Plans are about complete for the celebration of the Fourth of July under management of the Woman's Civic Club. There will probably be a watermelon cutting at noon under direction of the Chamber of Commerce. John Banks will be manager of the parade which will form below the Citizens Bank. The American Legion, the Woman's Club, the Jr. Club, the Music Club and the Boy Scouts will be in the parade. The procession will march to the courthouse where the program will be rendered at 10:30. Speaker will be Judge Parker from Waycross. In the afternoon a trip to Old River, where the new bath house awaits you or a good baseball game will end the day.

MUSIC CLUB. Mrs. J.M. Roddenberry urgently requests that all members of the Music Club meet at the schoolhouse Saturday afternoon for the final practice for the Fourth of July celebration. Mrs. Roddenberry has spent time and patience teaching the children patriotic songs.

WATERMELON SALES. Watermelons are being sold on the trains by the truckload as they stop for water. Prices received are very satisfactory.

JOHN H. SMITH DIED. Brother John H. Smith was one of Methodism's most beloved members. For many years he was a resident of this state (North Carolina), but he moved in 1918 to Winokur, Ga. where he lived till his death. He was a son of John E. and Mary E. Smith and was born in Marion, South Carolina on March 25, 1857. In early childhood he became a christian and united with our church. On March 11, 1885, Bro. Smith was united in matrimony to Miss Cornelia Fisher of St. Pauls, N.C. Unto this union there were born seven sons and three daughters: Loren, Linus, Will, Claud, Frank, Coke, Clyde, Almena, Paunee and Sallie all of whom are living but two, Sallie died in infancy and Clyde died in Camp Screven, Ga. on November 11, 1918. The wife is still living. Bro. Smith leaves behind two sisters, Mrs. Mattie E. Bristow and Mrs. Eliza Jane Parker; also two brothers, W.S. Smith and Charlie E. Smith. He was very anxious to build a Methodist church near his new home in Georgia, and had placed part of the material for the building. God's call came before this was done. On Tuesday, June 1st, 1920, the end came. He had lived 63 years, 2 months and 3 days. His body was returned to St. Pauls, N.C. and laid to rest in Fishers Cemetery.
--W.L. Maness, P.C., Parkton, N.C.

LEM JOHNSON IN CHINA. Interesting letters are being received from Lem Johnson, one of Uncle Sam's brave Navy boys, stating he was in China.

BROOKS CHILD INJURED. The little six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P.G. Brooks fell from a wagon, the wheel almost scalping him. He is resting comfortable and will soon be as well as ever. A narrow escape for the little boy.

BOY SCOUTS. The Boy Scouts were elegantly entertained by Mrs. H.J. Davis' Sunday School class last Monday evening. A victrola furnished music. The Boy Scouts are being entertained royally every week, one way or another.

July 8, 1921

OLD RIVER BATH HOUSE. The pavilion and bath house built by the businessmen for the benefit of the Boy Scouts and the public has been finished. The shingles were put on last week and another dressing room partitioned off. The pavilion is 16 by 20 with two large dressing rooms and near the bank of the river. Benches and tables are there for those who wish to spend the day. No doubt Old River will become quite a resort. It is a splendid place for bathing as the water is not very deep.

JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION. At the appointed time the parade consisting of the little members of the Music Club, Boy Scouts and members of the Woman's Club formed and marched to the courthouse where the program was rendered. L.E. Mallard as Master of Ceremonies was in his usual spirit and announced the program which opened with everyone heartily singing the national anthem, "America". Then the Boy Scouts gave a yell. Mrs. Roddenberry's little music club marched around while singing a patriotic song. They were just perfect little darlings. Then the Boy Scouts gave another yell. Mr. Mallard introduced Hon. D.M. Parker. Rev. E.L. Wainwright closed with a brief prayer.

WEDDING. Mr. Madison Gibson and Miss Ruth Hazel Dean were happily married Sunday, Rev. R.H. Jacobs officiating. We all join in wishing them a long and happy wedded life. This marriage was no surprise to their friends as it had been rumored several times. (See next item, also next page for more on this.)

SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC. One of the pleasant events of the Fourth was the little Sunday School picnic at Cow-Ford Landing on the St. Marys River. On the way home the entire crowd stopped in at the home of the bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Madison Gibson, where they were bountifully refreshed from the table of this charming couple. The crowd voted Mrs. Gibson a charming hostess and an excellent cook. They were so much pleased with this visit that they expect to get others of their friends together soon and call again.

NEW HOME. Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Dean and little daughter are comfortably located in the new home recently finished by Mr. William Mizell. (Mays Homeplace on North Second St.)

FORD AGENCY IMPROVEMENTS. The office of the Ford agent, Mr. L.E. Mallard, has been made an attractive place with a partition shutting off the storage room with rugs, linoleum, easy chairs and other comforts which have been added.

WEDDING. A marriage of interest to their many friends is that of Miss Nina Vickery of Folkston, the lovely and talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Vickery, and Mr. H.G. Stewart, a prominent young man of Birmingham. The wedding was held on June 24 and the couple will live in Birmingham.

WEDDING. Miss Ruth Dean and Mr. Madison Gibson were quietly married at the home of Rev. and Mrs. G.H. Jacobs Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Gibson is the youngest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E.F. Dean, Sr. and she has many friends. Mr. Gibson is the youngest son of H.G. Gibson and is one of Charlton's most successful young farmers and businessmen. The friends of both wish the couple a long, happy, prosperous life.

NOTICE; I am back in Folkston once more and am ready to work. Anyone desiring my services will find me at my office in the Rodgers Building upstairs, or at my home, the Anderson residence. J.A. MOORE, M.D.

NOTICE: All business houses and the bank will close at 1:00 Thursday during July and August.

July 15, 1921

BOARD OF EDUCATION. At the July meeting of the Board of Education, it was agreed that only the Common School studies be taught in rural or one-teacher schools. J.H. Sikes was elected truant officer. $1,000.00 was set aside to defray the expenses of regular teacher training courses for 3 months training for teachers who could be induced to attend same. The board set up a system of grading for all teachers for efficiency.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of Condition of the Citizens Bank of Folkston at close of business June 30, 1921: Resources: $165,188.21.

ARNOLD HOTEL IMPROVED. B.F. Scott of the Arnold Hotel is going to retrieve the reputation of the hotel by making it all over with paint and new furniture. Robinson and Ward are remodeling the lobby, painting the walls and floors and brightening every room. New beds and equipment have arrived with downy beds, rugs and easy chairs. The bridal chamber has been christened "Jacksonville" because swains from that place have learned that Folkston is on the map and they can easily and quickly get tied up here. Sixteen guests registered there Wed. night. Electric lights are to be installed in the block this week and a white way established about the hotel.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET. Bid for the building of the John Allen Branch Bridge was let to G.W. Allen for $215.00, he being the lowest bidder. The commissioners turned down all bids for the dipping vats on account of not having sufficient funds to have them built.

STORE IMPROVEMENTS IN ST. GEORGE. Mr. Burnett is having the large hall over his store partitioned for living rooms for his family. N.J. Norman is improving his store building by having a porch erected the entire length of the building.

WEDDING. Mr. D.G. Thomas and Miss Dora Allen were united in marriage Sunday afternoon by Judge J.J. Stokes at Folkston. Mrs. Thomas is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Allen near Folkston, and is a well known and popular young lady. Mr. Thomas is a well known young business man. They will reside on Mr. Thomas' farm eight miles south of St. George.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Hardie L. Crews, Toledo, announce the birth of a fine baby boy on July 6th.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Raulerson, Toledo, announce the birth of a fine baby boy on June 22nd.

PEARCE DRUG STORE IMPROVEMENTS. The appearance of Pearce Drug Store has been greatly improved by having the prescription partition moved back about eight feet, giving more room to the tables and chairs for the connoisseurs of cold drinks and ice cream. The walls and ceiling are to receive a coat of paint and the floor hard oiled. The courtesy extended to the patrons by the ever-obliging Mr. Stapleton is another attractive feature of this popular drug store.

July 22

NEW LIGHTS FOR FOLKSTON. The flash of the electric lights of our streets will go on this week, an order of wire causing a delay. The brilliancy of lights in the McDonald Building should be an inspiration to every businessman to light up and show off Folkston to advantage. Three of the seventy-five power lights in front of the Arnold Hotel Building is going to make the other streets look a little dark until the merchants wake up and light up.

PAPER MADE FROM PINE TREES. Madison, Wisc.: Book paper can be made from white pine. Experiments are said to have determined that pulp made from one variety of pine is suitable for this purpose. Southern pine has often been suggested as a possible supply of material for pulp purposes but experiments met with failure until the local laboratory working with loblolly pine successfully turned out book paper by the sulphate process.

MRS. LLOYD'S HOME BURNED. The fire alarm sounded Wednesday morning and the home owned by J.E. Wainwright and occupied by Mrs. Lloyd was on fire. The building was a total loss but most of the household furniture was saved. Mrs. Lloyd is to be pitied in her loss as she is an old woman and has been confined to her bed for some time. There is no insurance, we understand.

LYMAN R. HINDS DIED. The many friends of Lyman R. Hinds, a retired merchant of Toledo, Ohio, will regret to learn of his death which occurred Tuesday morning at the residence of his son Mark Hinds, Folkston. He is survived by Alfred Hinds, J. Hinds, O. Hinds, two daughters, Mrs. Laman Mill and Mrs. S. Tubbs. The body was prepared for burial and accompanied by the bereaved family, was forwarded Wednesday to Toledo.

July 29, 1921

STEWART BROTHERS GARAGE. We have recently purchased the Standard Garage and announce to the public that we are prepared to do all kinds of auto repair. STEWART BROTHERS GARAGE. George J. Stewart, D.L. Stewart and A.S. Stewart.

DR. TAYLOR MOVED. Dr. J.S. Taylor left last week for Cordele, Ga. where he will locate permanently and practice dentistry. Dr. Taylor has made many friends who regret to have him leave but wish him all success in his new home.

NEW OFFICE FOR DR. WILLIAMS. I have moved my office from the Scott Building to the Old Bank Building and will be glad to receive my friends at the new office at any time.A.D. WILLIAMS, M.D.

ARNOLD HOTEL. The Arnold Hotel served the first meal under new management Monday evening. The lobby and dining room have been redecorated in bright colors and pretty draperies, potted plants and flowers.

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