Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1938

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


July 1, 1938

W.L. HULING AND FAMILY OCCUPYING NEW HOME. Mr. W.L. Huling and family Saturday moved into their new home, the old Frank Mills residence just below the post office. The building has been completely remodeled and rebuilt, being converted into an attractive bungalow type residence. The building has also been repainted inside and out. It is now one of the most attractive and conveniently arranged and comfortable homes in the city.

WEDDING. Announcement of the marriage of Miss Kathleen A. Stinson and Escher Candler Wainwright on June 5th at the home of the bride’s mother in Venice, Florida was of much interest to friends here. Mr. Wainwright is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Wainwright and the late W.R. Wainwright.

FISH MARKET SOLD. Leonard O’Cain, who has conducted a fish market here for the past few years, has retired, having sold out this week to Ward Mizell.

July 8, 1938

CHARLTON LIBRARY NEWS. there are twenty-eight children so far that are taking the Vacation Reading Course. They are Helen Ward, Juanita Hathaway, Elizabeth Tison, Jimmie Allen, Albert Mills, Sue Dee Wainwright, Grace Russell, Margaret and Elizabeth Barnhill, Doris and Berthia Lang, Mary Jean Thompson, Susie and Virginia Williams, Charlene and Harry Quick, Gwendolyn Baxley, James and Althea Altman, Lillith Lloyd, Helen Warren, Bertie and Grace Wright, Odethia and DeVant Guy, Joan Purvis, Nancy Prescott, Rebecca Jean Allen and Bessie Askew.

July 15, 1938

MR. JAMES OSCAR HULING DIED. James Oscar Huling, age 61, died Tuesday in the Sawyer Hospital as the result of heart trouble. He had been ill over three months. He came to Charlton County from Albertville, Ala. thirty years ago. He was a member of the Folkston Methodist Church and a member of the Men’s Bible Class. For many years he was one of the county’s outstanding farmers. Besides his widow, he is survived by seven sons, Hubert, Wilson, Fleming, Hiram, Howard, Carlton and Morris; three daughters, Cleo, Mildred and Myrlene; six brothers, W.L., M.H., S.R., L.H., R.E. and B.M. Huling; two sisters, Mrs. Mack Lloyd and Mrs. Tom Merrow. Funeral services were conducted at the home and interment followed in Folkston cemetery. Adkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MR. G.A. NAZWORTH DIED. Mr. G.A. Nazworth, age 78, known to his friends as Uncle Jobie, died at his home here Wednesday as the result of chronic appendicitis. He had been ill for several months. Besides his widow he is survived by five sons, Jesse, George, Corbett, Roy and Arthur; three daughters, Mrs. Dora Evans, Mrs. Mamie Griffin and Mrs. Bell Carter. Funeral services were at Sardis cemetery with Adkins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

TYPHOID SHOTS TO BE GIVEN. Miss Jewell Page, county nurse, has announced the following typhoid immunization clinics: Traders Hill Methodist Church, July 20; Racepond school house, July 22.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of The Citizens Bank of Folkston and Nahunta at the close of business June 30, 1938: Resources, $561, 633.79.

LOST ALLIGATORS. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of two alligators, about eighteen inches, which strayed away from the courthouse Wednesday night, will please get in touch with the Herald office and receive reward for their safe return.

July 22, 1938

CCC WORKER DROWNED. The dead body of a white youth was found floating in the St. Marys River near Camp Pinckney early Tuesday morning by J.E. Wilder, in charge of a barge crew. The body was brought to the river bank and officers of both Georgia and Florida were notified. An inquest was held and it was found that the youth’s name was Theodore Brzo of Elmhurst, N.Y. and that he was a CCC worker. A heavy weight was tied around his neck.

NEW RESTAURANT AND SERVICE STATION. Construction work is now underway on a modern new restaurant and service station being erected by Ralph Johnson at his Kozy Kabin Kamp in the southern section of Folkston. The new building is located on the west side of the highway at a slight curve, making it a good location. P.C. Hall is the contractor.

NEW BAPTIST CHURCH ORGANIZED AT RACEPOND. The good people of Racepond held a very successful revival at the school house with preaching by Rev. Hugh Dixon of Waycross. Quite a number were organized into a Baptist Church. Rev. Wainwright of Waycross was called to be their pastor.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Holland Brown of Newell announce the birth of a baby daughter July 3rd. She has been named Juliette Louise.

WEDDING. A marriage announcement which will be of interest to a wide circle of friends was that of Miss Jessie Rozier and Mr. Robert Holley of Homeland which occurred July 3rd. Both are popular young people and they will have the best wishes of their many friends.

ALL GEORGIA CONVICTS HAVE SHED THEIR CHAINS. Chains have been taken from the legs of every prisoner in the state’s 118 prison camps it was announced this week. The deadline for elimination of all shackles was set for Monday. Chains will not be permitted as punishment in the future.

July 29, 1938

WOMAN’S DRESS REVUE HELD FRIDAY. A woman’s dress revue was held Friday at the courthouse. A great deal of interest was shown in this contest under the direction of Miss Gertrude Proctor, County Home Demonstration Agent. Those modeling dresses designed and made by themselves were Mrs. M.E. Clay who won first place. She modeled a house dress of blue print costing $1.10. Mrs. O.W. Leighton won second place. Her dress was a blue pique street dress costing eighty cents. Mrs. T.E. Leckie won third place. Her dress was garnet lace over a garnet slip costing $4.25. The other contestants were Miss Nettie Keene of Traders Hill who wore a navy blue figured dimity street dress costing $1.00. Mrs. E.H. Wright modeled a white cotton street dress costing forty-five cents. Mrs. John Colson modeled a crash semi-tailored street costume costing fifty cents. All of the contestants made high scores.

COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD: John Harris, Chairman. Mrs. William Mizell, Rev. R.W. Waterman, Mrs. W.C. Hopkins and R. Ward Harrison.
Library Personnel: Mrs. T.A. Scott, County Librarian; Miss Nettie Keene, Traveling Librarian; Mrs. Proctor Caudle, Folkston Librarian; Miss Ida Baugh, St. George Librarian.

MRS. L.T. WASDIN DIED. Mrs. L.T. Wasdin, age 47 died at her home in Winokur Wednesday as a result of an illness of nearly twelve years. She was a life-long resident of Charlton County, being a member of one of Charlton’s pioneer families. Her religious faith was that of the Missionary Baptist. Besides her husband, L.T. Wasdin, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. A.B. Rozier of Campville, Fla., Mrs. N.E. Roddenberry of Winokur, Mrs. J.L. Raulerson of Nahunta; three brothers, W.L. Anderson, St. Augustine, Fla., R.F. Anderson, Pinetta, Fla. and M.L. Anderson, Hickox, Ga. She was the daughter of the late W.R. Anderson. Funeral services will be conducted today, Friday, at 11:00 A.M. at Corinth Cemetery with Rev. Bell of Hazelhurst officiating. Active pallbearers are J.C. Howard, M.D. Thrift, N.E. Roddenberry, J.L. Pitts, J.C. Littlefield, Jr. and Gilbert Henderson. Adkins Funeral Home of Folkston has charge of the arrangements.

COMMODITY WAREHOUSE. A warehouse building located in the rear of the county courthouse has been completed for use as a commodity warehouse for distribution of surplus supplies through the WPA in this county.

OIL FOUND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. Excitement prevailed around Uvalda and Montgomery County last week when an abandoned oil well began to flow a heavy stream of water with a showing of oil. The well was abandoned a little over a year ago and the casing pulled and no flow of water has shown since that time. An expert oil man from Louisiana arrived last week. He said the flow had a live showing of oil.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Bragg of Milledgeville announce the birth of a boy born July 19. He has been named Richard Homer Bragg, Jr. Mrs. Bragg, before her marriage was Miss Martha Grace Lang of Folkston.

SAVE YOUR PEACH SEED. There is a demand for seedling peach seed. $4.00 per bushel. Budded seed $2.00. For particulars, write or call at the Herald office.

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