Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1929

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 5, 1929

COL. MCQUEEN HAS LEG BLOOD CLOT. The sympathy of the entire community has this week been with Col. A.S. McQueen in his serious condition and fight for life. He was stricken last week with an attack first thought to be rheumatism, later discovered to be a more serious malady. A blood clot in the calf of his leg stopped circulation, turned it black and it was cold and clammy. He developed fever and Dr. Fleming began work to stave off fever and get circulation started. So far conditions are such as to cause hope of saving his life, and possibly his leg. A night and day nurse have been with him since Sunday and Dr. Hariman from Jacksonville has been here.

SCHOOL TEACHERS HIRED. The following teachers have been hired for the coming school year: County High School: Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, Ruby Brightwell. Folkston Consolidated: Mayme Askew, Lilly Hopkins, Byrdie Pearson, Chloris Stapleton, Sara Frances Hayes, Marion Pearce, Gladys Cockrell. St. George Consolidated: Eleanor Cockrell, Mrs. R.L. Knight. Uptonville Consolidated: Mrs. B.B. Gowen, Irene Armstrong, Marie Boyd. Moniac: Mrs. Ralph Knabb. Sardis: Winnie Jacobs and Bessie Thomas. Prescott School: Annie Gowen.

TRUCK OF WORKERS WRECKS. Sunday a truckload of turpentine hands from Hopkins Camp went to Traders Hill visiting friends. They were driving a Ford at a rate of speed of 15 miles an hour when it began to buck, and turned over a time or two, giving the radiator a good twist out of shape. No one was hurt badly.

MOVING PICTURE PROPERTY CHANGES HANDS. Tuesday was sales day, by far the largest that Folkston has had in some time. The Paxton property, included in the Davis mortgage, which also represented a moving picture venture, was knocked off to C.E. Gibson for $5,000.00. The Lizzie Lloyd 20-acre tract brought $55.00, enough to satisfy the claim Wm. Mizell, Sr. had on it.

ANOTHER CAR WRECK. Fitzhugh and Rhoney Murray, Kline Gowen and Mr. Gay were a party that spent Sunday at McClenny. Returning they rounded a curve in lower Charlton when they came upon a narrow bridge. Not knowing the pin had fallen out of the clutch so that it failed to work the brake, the rear end swung around and over the Ford flopped. The rumble seat passengers were pitched out and the other two followed more leisurely. The fenders on the right were badly caved in. The quartet received a good shaking up.

SAM FRIDAY KILLED. Sam Friday, colored laborer on the bridge gang of the G.S.& F. R.R., was shot and killed at St. George last week by J.E. Williams, the foreman of the gang. Sam Friday fired first and Williams returned the fire.

MONIAC SCHOOL. The Moniac District school trustees, Mr. Owens, James L. Raulerson, D.W. Reynolds, Harley Burnsed and Leon Chisholm, met Monday and accepted Aaron Canady's proposition of ten acres of land for the school site. They also agreed to place two buses, one on each end of the district. Mrs. Paul Knabb was recommended as one of the teachers.

BURNT FORT BRIDGE. At the County Commissioners meeting last week a mass of claims against the contractor of the Burnt Fort bridge were filed, claiming non-payment.

PICKREN STORE BUILDING. The Pickren Store building between the courthouse and high school is being dismantled.

BEAD BAG LOST. Miss Polly Mills lost a beaded bag the past week between the jail and E.H. Wright's residence. She gave it to the baby to keep it quiet, which was in a draw cart, and baby dropped it unnoticed. It contained $1.30. A gift at graduation time makes Polly feel its loss keenly. She would appreciate its return to her.

WEDDING. A marriage of romantic and delightful interest to their friends was that celebrated Sunday morning when Miss Eleanor Ross, former teacher of the Folkston school, became the bride of Lt. Joseph C. Littlefield, Jr. of this city. The ceremony was held in the home of the bride's father by the pastor of the Baptist Church of Americus. Upon their return to Folkston Mr. Littlefield will be associated with his father in the naval store business.

LINDY BARNWELL DIED. Lindy Barnwell, 66, did a good day's work Tuesday washing, then went to the home of her daughter, Ella Frazier, sat down suddenly and fell over. She was placed upon the bed but died before a doctor came. She was taken to Camden for interment Thursday.

July 12, 1929

WATERMELON SALES. Edgar Mills has been taking some 200 melons a day to Jacksonville and evidently finds a good market. He takes a load a day.

REV. DEAN SPEAKS OUT. Many farmers and many businessmen are obliged to borrow money to pay their taxes. Many home owners unable to pay or borrow further are likely to lose their home. Chief among the most reckless of the tax spenders are boards of education and school trustees. Too much money is being spent for school purposes for the unsatisfactory results obtained. Think of the Sardis school truck going in at 3:00 o'clock. Teachers are being paid $3.00 to $5.00 per day for five hours work, twenty-five hours counted a week's work, while the poor farmer is burdened with a heavy tax to pay plus a big bus expense while he is trudging along under a hot, burning sun, putting in 14 hours per day and can't make ends meet. Many farms over our county are growing up with broomsage and tell a tale of serious wrong conditions. Many farmers, discouraged by high taxation, have left the farm and taken up something else. We need economy in state and county expenditures. -- E.F. DEAN, SR.

MR. JESSE BROOKS DIED. After an illness of some time, the beginning of it due to a hurt obtained last year in the erection of a tobacco barn, Mr. Jesse Brooks died Wednesday at his home at the Paxton Place. Mr. Brooks has lived in and around Folkston for over twenty years and two years ago moved to the Paxton Place. Last spring, in helping build a tobacco barn, a joint slipped, badly cutting his knee. From that time since, his health has been on the down grade. For the past several weeks he has been suffering from Bright's disease. His daughter, Mrs. Bernice Scofield has been attending him. He was laid to rest Thursday at Bethel cemetery. He is survived by three brothers, P.C. Brooks, P.G. Brooks and Horace Brooks; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Crews, Mrs. E. F. Coursen; two daughters, Mrs. Scofield and Vina; four sons, Faye Brooks, Claude Brooks, Cecil Brooks and John Brooks.

COL. MCQUEEN'S LEG AMPUTATED. Editor McQueen, of the Progress, was carried to Jacksonville Saturday in Kyle's ambulance, placed in St. Vincent's Hospital where an operation was performed at 9:00 that evening. The attack of thrombosis rendered the necessity of the right leg being amputated above the knee. The operation was successful and the Colonel was feeling greatly encouraged. Dr. Fleming accompanied Col. McQueen to the hospital as did his nurse. Mr. William Mizell, Jr. took Mrs. McQueen down and she remained in Jacksonville.

LOW WOOL PRICES. The decline in the price of wool has made the buyers advise a delay of selling until September. Those who have made some 8,000 pounds in Charlton County are considering holding, as per said advice.

MR. WILLIAM F. MIZELL DIED. William F. Mizell, 25 years, resident of Jacksonville and a native of Folkston died Friday at a hospital in Jacksonville. He is survived by three sons, Algerine Mizell, Glenn Mizell and Walker Mizell; one sister, Mrs. L.E. Mallard; four brothers, J.S. Mizell, E.T. Mizell, F.T. Mizell and C.K. Mizell. He was a member of the Methodist Church and funeral service was conducted at Bethel and his body interred by the side of his parents.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank of Folkston at close of business on June 29, 1929: Resources, $448,047.18.

July 19, 1929

INSPECTORS FOR TICK AND FLY. The Mediterranean Fly inspectors have moved their location from the St. Marys bridge a mile nearer Folkston to the pine grove near the Cannon place. With the high embankment at the river and two sets of inspectors, for tick and for fly, it was deemed better to separate the work. The inspectors have their families camping at the river.

MINGO STEWART LEADS PLANES TO FOLKSTON. Folkston was overjoyed last Sunday to see three planes come circling over the town and then with a downward swoop lighted on our Aviation Field. Chairman deWay and a welcoming committee of the Atlanta Air party were taking an afternoon snooze, but the cutting off of the motors of the planes awakened him to the fact that a whole school of planes was coming down in his air field. He recognized Mingo Stewart climbing down out of the cockpit of the first one to land. Soon 150 citizens were greeting the visitors. Each plane had a mechanic. They inspected the field and took to the air, giving a few stunts. After a pleasant stay they took flight back to Jacksonville. They said the flying distance was just a trifle over 33 miles and that 5 gallons of gas was consumed in the trip.

COTTON READY TO PICK. Allen Thomas sent us a sample of cotton bolls with its fleecy locks all spread out with the word that he has three acres ready for picking and that the field was white.

WEDDING. A surprise marriage of much interest was that of Miss Ruby Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Davis and Mr. William Thornton of Jacksonville, which took place Saturday in Macclenny. Miss Davis' happy marriage to Mr. Thornton is interesting news to her many friends. While she has known him for several years, no romance was thought of, but while she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Stewart, the love developed. Mr. Thornton is connected with Acme Garage of Jacksonville.

MR. WAUGHTEL IN POULTRY BUSINESS. Mr. C.W. Waughtel has made a venture into the poultry business. He has received three shipments of chicks but a prowler stole 65 from a pen. The professor put on a night guard and installed electric lights in the house and yard with the idea of feeding them. Now a midnight luncheon of dry mash is a regular thing. He seems to think it is the profitable thing to do, to night feed.

NO MORE CATTLE DIPPING. We have been informed by Mr. Thompson, the tick inspector, that with the end of July the dipping of cattle in Charlton will be up. His almost entire time will be turned to ridding Camden of their trouble.

COL. MCQUEEN IMPROVING. Daily reports from the hospital of the condition of Col. McQueen are that he is improving.

LIZZIE HENDERSON DIED. Lizzie Henderson, Mrs. M.J. Paxton's cook, retired early Wednesday evening. She called Mrs. Paxton to her, and Mrs. Paxton found her foaming at the mouth. Dr. Williams was called but she died before he arrived. The cause was acute indigestion.

BOWLING ALLEY. The bowling alley is still prosperous. A $35.00 license tax was paid by them to the city this week.

July 26, 1929

MR. F.B. CASON DIED. After an illness of some time, Mr. F.B. Cason died Tuesday at his home in Avon Park, Fla. Mr. Cason, 65 years old, was reared at Folkston, grew into manhood here and later moved to Florida. His health has been very bad for several years. He was buried Thursday at Folkston cemetery. Those who survive him are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. E.K. Walker and Frances; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hathaway and two brothers, W.H. Cason and W.W. Cason.

MT. ZION CHURCH REVIVAL. Many folks from the Hercules Camp and Winokur attended the revival meeting at Mt. Zion last week. Eight converts were received during the meeting. People in and around Winokur are much interested in Mt. Zion Church and appreciate the kindness of Mr. Tyson of Folkston to come out and superintend Sunday School every Sunday afternoon at 3:30.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Thrift are the proud parents of a baby girl born July 12th. Her name is Fannie Inez.

COL. MCQUEEN HOME AGAIN. The friends of Col. A.S. McQueen will be glad to know that he has recovered sufficiently from his recent amputation of his right leg to be able to return to his home from the hospital in Jacksonville. He was brought back by Mr. Wm. Mizell, Jr. who was accompanied by Mr. E.B. Stapleton and Mrs. McQueen.

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