Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1930

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 4, 1930

GROWING AMARILLIS BULBS. R.W. Ragin of Orlando, representing the Growers Association of Amarillis Bulbs, was here this week trying to get our people interested in the growing of them on a commercial basis. He made a talk to the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, interesting several in the growing of them. M.G. White and M.M. Crews signed up for an acre, and a half-acre. The Association promises to supply the seed, demonstrate their growing and handle the selling of the products. As the exportation of bulbs from Holland has been stopped it is estimated it will take from six to ten years to supply the demand of the present.

YOUNG STILLER WORKS TIMBER. Willis Baker Jones has started out young. He is thirteen years old and Grandpa Baker has set him up a still of a quarter-barrel capacity. He will work his grandfather's timber and has a contract for all the spirits he can manufacture. He insists that nothing but pine products will be stilled by him. This is an experiment by our youngest naval store operator.

BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS FUNDS ON HAND. The July meeting of the Board of Education found that they are out of debt with a balance of $1200.00 on hand. This is on account of financing on a budgit plan.

ANOTHER CHICKEN THIEF. West Johnson said that some chicken thieves had a narrow escape at his place three weeks ago. He heard the sneak strike a wire which aroused his bulldog. He took Old Betsy loaded with buckshot, and got in position behind two henhouses where his white leghorns roost and awaited action, but the dog made a run toward the fence and the would-be thief escaped. Next morning it was discovered the fence had been cut, then hooked back, evidently with the thought of keeping the dog in when he made his dash.

NEW TELEPHONE MANAGER. The family of M.J. Jordan moved to Callahan the first of the week. Mrs. Jordan has been serving as operator of the telephone exchange for the past several months but the sale of the business to Mr. Sikes, who will have his family living in the exchange building and looking after the exchange work made it necessary for her to give up the position. Mr. Jordan, who is blind, operated a broom and mop factory and helped in making a living but it was not sufficient to cause them to remain.

WEDDING. One of the most interesting of June weddings was when Miss Mary Elizabeth Snowden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Snowden, became the bride of Mr. E. Eugene Player, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Player. The ceremony was performed June 22nd at the home of the bride. Mrs. Player has many friends in Stockton and Folkston. Mr. Player is an industrious young man connected with the Racepond Turpentine Co.

NEW BABY. Traffic officer Jim Sikes is wearing a broader smile than usual. Mrs. Sikes presented him with a charming gift, a darling little daughter, arriving Saturday night. The young miss has not been named as yet.

MRS. JOE HARRIS HAS TYPHOID FEVER. Mrs. Joe Harris, whose husband died a few weeks ago of Typhoid Fever, was taken to the hospital in Jacksonville this week and her ailment was also pronounced Typhoid Fever by the doctors at St. Luke's.

July 11, 1930

VETERANS' PICNIC. Veterans of the Spanish-American War of 1898 from Charlton County who attended the Woodbine Veterans Picnic included J.V. Gowen, J.C. Allen, Dr. A.D. Williams, T.W. Wrench, and M.G. Davis.

CENSUS RECORDS. Here is the official population of the districts in Charlton County compiled by the 1930 census takers. Paste it in your hat and watch us grow. Folkston 506; Homeland 152; Folkston District 1452; St. George District 768; Traders Hill District 645; Moniac District 405; Uptonville District 779 and Winokur District 332.

SLEEP MEDICINE. A simple remedy describing "How to Sleep Through Hot Nights" as given by the Atlanta Georgian: "Take one teaspoon or more of soda bicarbonate in a glass of water before retiring." This remedy sets up an alkaline substance in the blood, thins it and at the same time produces a healthful sleep.

LARGE RAFT OF LOGS. Some 400 piling were taken down the river Monday by the tug "Roamer" of Brunswick, loaded in the water by J.C. Littlefield. These were a fine lot of logs and have been awaiting rafting for some days, the tug being hard to secure to do the work. The piling were taken to Brunswick. While the price on cross ties has dropped the demand for piling continues good, with fair prices.

WEDDING. Married in June: Solomon Brown and Odessa Conley, both of Traders Hill, by Judge Gibson.

WEDDING. Of interest to a host of friends is the announcement of marriage of Miss Sara Frances Hayes to Mr. James H. Wrench which took place Sunday at the home of the bride's parents in Mansfield. The bride has taught school in Folkston for three years. Mr. Wrench is importantly connected with the Citizens Bank.

NEW OPERATOR AT TELEPHONE OFFICE. Miss Bessie Lee Davis is now "Central" at the local telephone office.

CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank at the close of business on June 30, 1930: Resources: $431,900.65.

NOTE: Some ads for groceries and other goods have suddenly added CASH ONLY in large type.

July 18, 1930

MAIL PLANE STOPPED HERE. Mr. A.P. Kerr, Supt. of the U.S. Mail from Jacksonville to Atlanta, was forced to land at the local airport on account of bad weather and was delayed about an hour here.

MISS PEARL LYONS DIED. Pearl Lyons, the fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyons, died Sunday afternoon after an illness of about two years. Her suffering was intense but she bore the pain without complaint which was unusual for such a young girl. At last the Death Angel placed his cooling hand on her brow and her pain and suffering was at an end. The funeral services were conducted at the cemetery by Rev. J.D. Poindexter, then the little emaciated body was tenderly borne to the grave by four ministers, J.D. Poindexter, C.L. Neese, G.H. Jacobs and Rev. Mingledorf when she was consigned to the last resting place. Pearl is survived by her parents and five brothers.

MR. JOHN R. GUINN DIED. The many friends of John R. Guinn, 59, will regret to learn of his death which occurred Sunday at his home in Jacksonville. He had been a resident of Jacksonville for 12 years and a citizen of Charlton for a number of years. He was a member of the Baptist Church here, a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees of Atlantic Coast Line and Masons. Interment took place at the Homeland Cemetery.

BANK NOW CLOSES AT 2:00. It sounds a little bit peculiar to say that a bank will close at 2:00 o'clock so as to give them more time for work, but it is a fact not generally known, that the hardest part of the day's work in a bank is after the closing hour. The Citizens Bank began Monday to close its doors at 2:00.

BIRTHS. Folkston's births reported for May: VIVIAN WRIGHT, May 24. Father, C.J. Wright. HELEN IRINE NAZWORTH, May 7. Father, J.S. Nazworth. LILLIE MAY MOODY, May 18. Father, Otis Moody. Uptonville: RUDOLPH C. SHAM, Father, Lawson Sham.
Racepond: FRANCIS MARTHA KING, May 1. Father, John M. King.

AND DEATHS. Moniac: May Belle Thrift, 28. Father, Jos. Thrift. Willie May Canady. Father, W.M. Canady. Folkston: Mrs. Allie Hurst, May 10, father, R.F. Wainwright.

July 25, 1930

WEDDING. Mr. Jesse C. Ashley and Miss Altie Green from the Moniac district were married July 13th in Macclenny. Miss Green was born and reared in the Georgia Bend and Mr. Ashley is from Kentucky.

COTTON IS GROWING FINE. L.M. Reynolds from Moniac brought the first open boll of cotton to the Herald office this year. Mr. Reynolds says that his cotton crop looks fine.

MR. HARRISON B. HIGGINBOTHAM DIED. In memory of Harrison B. Higginbotham, Jr. He was born in Camden County June 22, 1902 and departed this life June 26, 1930. He was a member of the Camp Pinckney Baptist Church and is survived by his widow and two children, Helen, 3 years old and Clementine, one year old; his mother and father; four brothers and two sisters. A devoted aunt, Mrs. W.J. Johnson

READY TO FLY. "Miss Folkston", the airplane at the Okefenokee Airport, was reconditioned this week and is now ready for service.

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