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Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1928

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 6, 1928

REBIRTH OF SCOTT BLOCK. The rebuilding of the stores in the Scott block are to be built upon arrival of materials. E.L. Martin and carpenter Wainwright are doing the interior woodwork with the restaurant room due for an early completion. The building will house a restaurant, Allen & Vickery's Furniture Store, a grocery company and the Charlton County Herald, making it the best business block in the city of Folkston. Modern store fronts with display windows are to be built and the Herald office will be built especially for the convenience of the newspaper.

RAINS CAUSE TRAIN CONGESTION IN FOLKSTON. The Tuesday morning passenger trains on the Coast Line were all held up in Folkston and the sidetracks were lined with people taking their morning promenade. The trains were held here for an hour, the damage not being so hard to repair. The hard rain of Monday night washed away about 30 or 40 feet of the roadbed near Hilliard, blocking traffic. The continued rains are having affect. Reports are that almost all crops are badly affected, even corn is seriously hurt and has begun to fire.

NEW GRAPE DRINK FOR SALE. The contract for this section for the celebrated Nu Grape drink has been made by the Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Folkston. The Herald man visited the plant and found the force busy preparing the day's delivery, and noticed that everything was so nice and clean. Mr. Sam Mills, the proprietor, says there is no more palatable drink than the Nu Grape. {Note: In this issue was a wonderful ad for NuGrape that covered an entire page and proclaimed that it was "bottled by the Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Folkston, telephone 85. Now on sale everywhere for 5 cents."}

BATTEN CHILD DIED. The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Batten of the Florida side died Thursday morning after an illness of several months. Interment was at Emmeas Cemetery. The baby was about a year old. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of a large group of friends.

COWS WITH TICKS SOLD HERE. F.D. Mills left Tuesday for Birmingham to investigate the quarantine of cattle shipped from here ten days ago. It is reported that eight head had two ticks each on them, they coming from Jesse Mizell, Newt Roddenberry and the Demp Snowden place.

IT'S WATERMELON TIME. The Herald force has been well treated this week. Two nice melons were brought in and laid upon the editorial table. V.A. Quarterman brought the first one and other one, the largest, was a Stone Mountain grown by Winnie Prescott, son of C.W. Prescott.

WEDDING. Sunday at the home of Ordinary H.G. Gibson, Mr. L.A. Savage and Miss Gerona Morgan were united in marriage.

WEDDING. O.F. Harden and Miss Cleo Smith of Argyle were married by Rev.G.H. Jacobs on July lst.

SCHOOL TEACHERS NAMED FOR NEW YEAR. The following have been selected as teachers in the Charlton County High School for the coming year: L.H. Fargarson, Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, Rubye Brightwell. For the Folkston Consolidated School: Mayme Askew, principal; Mrs. W.A. Wood and Mrs. L.H. Fargarson, Kathleen Moon, Byrdie Pearson, Frances Hayes, Marion Pearce, Cloris Stapleton and Lily Hopkins. Teachers at St. George are L.S. Vinson, principal, Eleanor Cockrell, Jane Quarterman, Cladis Cockrell and Mrs. Knight.

PAXTON THEATER. Mr. Charles Gibson was down from Waycross this week and assisted in preventing the mortgage foreclosure of the Paxton Theater.

TUBERCULOSIS PATIENT DIED. The death Wednesday of Mr. Maggie Gaskin of Racepond, of tuberculosis, leaves Charlton County free of such trouble among the white race in the county, according to Dr. Fleming, the county health officer.

CHASTAIN CHILD DIED. The sad death of Edna, seven year old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B.A. Chastain, occurred Sunday at their home at Traders Hill, after a short illness. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones.

BILL NEELY'S WIDOW DIED. The widow of the late Bill Neely, colored, died Tuesday at their Uptonville home from an attack of acute indigestion suddenly.

July 13, 1928

SUMMER CAMP FOR 4-H BOYS. The Charlton County Boys 4-H Club will leave for Athens Sunday morning. We will take lunches for dinner and supper Sunday, breakfast and dinner for Monday. Two boys can take a sheet in their suitcase and a quilt for a cushion to ride on and to cover with at night. Two or more boys can pack in one suitcase. These cases are awfully bad in the way and the fewer we carry the better. The uniform will be a blue shirt and overalls along with a red handkerchief. --A.B. Hursey, County Agent

W.H. MILLER DIED. The well known character, W.H. Miller, colored, who was an employee of the Scott Turpentine business, was found dead lying in the ashes of his burned home. The shanty burned earlier in the night, and he had managed to crawl out, having been ill for several days. The remains lying in the hot ashes indicated that he wanted to go, along with what little personal property he had, that had been destroyed.

HERALD TO BE BACK IN OLD SPOT. Ere the coming anniversary of the Herald in September, 30 years old, we will be back at the same spot from which the first issue was published. The old-timers remember the two-story wooden building and the rickety stairs that led to the office of the paper. We're going to be on the ground floor this time.

DR. FLEMING CHOSEN PRESIDENT OF CHAMBER. Friday evening at a live-wire meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Albert Fleming was chosen president, the term of Wm. Mizell, Jr. having expired.

SCOTT BUILDING. E.L. Martin and Jim Morgan are doing the carpenter work on the Scott building.

WAINWRIGHT SQUARES UP HIS FARM. W.R. Wainwright has purchased a ten acre tract from the estate of E.L. Wainwright to square up his farm, and has sold one of his ten-acre tracts to Sol Mills.

FOLKSTON CATTLE OWNERS TO DIP THURSDAY. One little fever tick at the Jesse Mizell dipping vat caused Troy Jones, the cattle inspector, to give Folkston owners notice to dip Thursday. Other districts will have to dip if districts adjoining them are infected.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of The Citizens Bank at close of business on June 30, 1928: Resources, $527,629.13.

July 20, 1928

MISS STELLA KEENE DIED. The sad death of Miss Stella Keene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Keene, occurred Sunday morning at the family residence at Traders Hill after a short illness. Her sister returned home from a tent meeting at Prospect Saturday night and after cleaning up the kitchen, retired. Soon afterwards, hearing sounds of moaning, they investigated and found that Stella's room door was fastened, which was forced. She was found lying unconscious with her arms by her side, in the throes of death. She died Sunday morning, with Dr. Williams attending. A note was found in her room in which she stated "My loved one is gone and I am going too." No trace of poison was found, but the manner of her death and the note indicated she must have taken something to end her life. The burial occurred late Sunday evening at the Hill.

LATH MILL NEAR ST. GEORGE. A lath mill is in operation on land north of St. George. R.A. Wilkerson and Robert R. Perry state that on the cut over land there is ample material for cutting laths. They expect to operate for several months and are on a 500 acre tract. The concern will use three trucks and a number of hands. This is a welcomed enterprise when work is scarce.

ICE CREAM TO BE SOLD. Joe Londeree has recently added an ice cream cabinet to the fixtures in his establishment at St. George. This will enable him to keep a variety of ice cream at all times, and in good condition. He states that he will also add a victrola at an early date.

FORMER ST. GEORGE POSTMASTER DIED. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Lund will regret to learn of Mr. Lund's death which occurred July 14th in Miami. He and his family lived in St. George for a number of years. For some years he was Postmaster.

PINES MAY BE USED IN MAKING PAPER. The southern pines are now being discussed as a product to be used in paper making. Kaolin, a Georgia mineral, is said to be used in glazing the better grade papers.

AVIATION FIELD NEARLY READY. Folkston's aviation field is to be ready for the government by September 15. It had its first visit on Monday from an airplane that circled low observing the field.

July 27, 1928

MANNING HICKOX KILLED. Manning Hickox, 18-year-old son of David Hickox, and a member of a well known Charlton County family, was shot from ambush and instantly killed near his home in the Uptonville section shortly after midnight Saturday night. The murdered youth was struck by a full charge of No. 5 shot fired from close range which took effect in his heart, resulting in instant death. At the time of the killing he was on his way home from a visit to the home of his uncle, Dan Hickox. Dan Hickox, about 65, and his son Homer, 16, are being held in the Charlton County jail.

HEALTH OFFICER SAYS CLEAN UP LOTS. We have often called attention to the destroying of all cans that will hold water and breed mosquitoes in the back yard and vacant lots. Now again I insist that every lot owner clean up the weeds and see that no empty cans are on his lot. Mosquitoes are beginning to bother and flies are one of the most deadly germ carriers so see that every breeding place is cleaned up. By doing these things, you may prevent an epidemic of malaria or typhoid fever.DR. A. FLEMING, HEALTH OFFICER

J.D. RODDENBERRY SUPERVISING WORK. The clearing of the air port site is going along rapidly under the supervision of J.D. Roddenberry.

DR. PRESCOTT OPERATES ON HOUND DOG. That a physician with a country practice must be a versatile person was brought to mind recently when Dr. E.W. Prescott, St. George, remarked that he had "turned veterinary". Questions elicited the fact that C.H. Yawn, section foreman at Baxter, had brought a large valuable deer hound suffering with a growth on its head to St. George for treatment. Dr. Prescott administered sixteen ounces of chloroform in order to operate. Once overcome, the operation was quickly performed. The hound revived at once, apparently no worse for the experience.

ROBERT T. O'QUINN DIED. Card of thanks from the Robert T. O'Quinn family, signed by Mrs. O'Quinn and daughters was printed in this issue. No obituary was printed on Robert T. O'Quinn. A check of cemetery information shows Mr. O'Quinn was born July 1, 1852 and died July 11, 1928 and buried in Sardis Cemetery.

LIBRARY PATRONS CHECKING OUT BOOKS. Mrs. W.H. Robinson, librarian, is glad to report increasing interest in use of books from the library. She is at the library every Friday afternoon from 5 to 6. Get a good book and read.

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