Digest of Charlton County Herald - August 1930
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
August 1, 1930
TALKS SCHEDULED FOR MEETING. At the Chamber of Commerce meeting next week the program will be: Supt. John Harris "Educational Needs in Charlton"; Wm. Mizell, Jr. "Existing Conditions That Are Harmful to the Welfare of the County, and the Remedy"; J.C. Littlefield, Sr. "Charlton's Prospect for Better Roads"; Guy Dean "How Merchants and Farmers Could Cooperate to Better Advantage"; Mayor Thompson "Folkston's Most Pressing Need"; L.E. Mallard "How the Progressiveness of our County Compares with Other Counties" and Johnny Wilson on "Big-Stem Jersey Potatoes".
DR. WILLIAMS' CAMPAIGN. Dr. A.D. Williams, who has been canvassing the district in his race for Congress, has scheduled three speeches next week at Alma, Winokur and Ocilla.
THE STATE OWES SCHOOL FUNDS TO CHARLTON. The State of Georgia owes Charlton County for appropriations for schools for 1928 and 1929 $9,152.11. There remains an unpaid balance on the 1930 appropriations of $3,949.84. This policy of discriminating against the public school system in favor of other legislature appropriations and the gauntness of payments has persisted so long that it has become a custom.
TEACHERS' TESTS. Anyone wanting a County Teacher's License will be given the opportunity to take the examination at the High School building Saturday morning.
JOHN WILDES HOMEPLACE BURNED. Fire some ten days ago destroyed the John Wildes place northeast of Folkston where R.M. Lloyd resides. We understand that all the household goods of Mr. Lloyd was burned. There was no insurance on the building. NEW SCHOOL FOR MONIAC. The voters in the Moniac Consolidated School District voted to bond the district and build a new school on land near Moniac where L. Knabb has donated five acres. The issue is for $11,000.00. Total registered voters in the district is 60 and 40 came out and voted with one voting against the proposition. With this new building, Charlton County will have practically all new buildings with an investment of about $125,000.00 in the eight units accommodating the white people of the county.
COUPLE WEARS OVERALLS TO OWN WEDDING. Folkston was the scene of an unusual incident in its social life Tuesday when E.B. Dellinger and Miss Emily Peeples of Kingsland were wed at the Ordinary's office by Judge H.G. Gibson, both arrayed in bright new overalls. They had their wedding lunch at Banks' Restaurant and returned to Kingsland afterwards. This is a new wedding style and the interest of the populace was excited by our neighbors coming over to get tied up in working clothes. The young man is an automobile mechanic and the young lady is the daughter of Deputy Sheriff George Peeples of Kingsland.
WEDDING. Nep Edwards is married again. He took as a bride Mary Jane Parker, a widow who was his first love, so Nep says. They were married by Parson Hodges at his home on July 10th. On account of the youthfulness of the couple, both being over 66, it was a quiet affair. Nep has been in this section some 69 years while the bride has seen 66 summers. They are living at a cottage south of Folkston.
NEW BABY. A baby boy was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson.
W.O.W. INSURANCE FOR MRS. CASON. C.S. Bethel presented Mrs. J.A. Cason with a check for $2,000.00 in payment of W.O.W. insurance carried on the life of the late A.J. Cason, who departed this life a few weeks ago. The foresight of Mr. Cason for his family is readily perceived and this insurance comes in handy for the widow and the three small children. The W.O.W. also had a burial permit for Mr. Cason. His grave is marked with a neat stone of this benevolent order. [note: Buried in Sardis Cemetery.]
TICK QUARANTINE OFFICER MOVES. R.B. Thompson, who has been with us for over a year in charge of the cattle quarantine regulation, left Tuesday for Waycross where his headquarters will be in the future. He will still keep a watchful eye over Charlton which is now bordering upon being turned loose from future regulations.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PARTY. Delightfully entertaining her Sunday School class with a bathing party Monday morning at Buchanan Lake, Mrs. H.J. Davis and nine of the girls had a camp breakfast and then a watermelon cutting at Johnny Wilson's.
DR. WILLIAMS' OPPONENT HERE. Congressman Lankford was in Folkston last Thursday and was the dinner guest of Dr. Williams at Banks' Restaurant.
NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Suggs are the proud parents of a fine baby boy now two weeks old.
CHARLTON FARMERS SELL TOBACCO. Hansel Carter was a visitor in the tobacco market Tuesday. He just went up to make them a present of part of his crop. Hansel is another one of those who have lost faith in the weed. Tip Kennison was one of the suckers who took a load of tobacco. It averaged him about six cents a pound. August 8, 1930 $80.00--REWARD FOR CAPTURE IN ACT THE STEALING OF CHICKENS--$80.00 Constant pilfering of poultry roosts by night-prowlers having become a menace to the developing of the industry, the businessmen of Folkston authorize the Herald to give the above reward for the capture in the act, with proof, anyone stealing chickens in this community, whether your own or your neighbor's. The thing wanted is CATCH THEM WITH THE POULTRY IN THE ACT. The way of catching them is your business. Evidence upon conviction will get one-half of this reward. The Herald, representing the businessmen of Folkston guarantees the payment of the reward. Be alert. Be careful. Be sure you are right, then get him!
DR. WILLIAMS IS ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Friends of Dr. Williams have arranged to have him speak in Homerville Tuesday evening at the courthouse, on the issues of the congressional campaign.
MONIAC SCHOOL PLANS. The trustees of the Moniac School District were in Folkston this week consulting with Supt. Harris about the new school building. The site chosen is near Moniac enabling them to have only children from south of Moniac conveyed to the school.
UNION SUNDAY SCHOOL AT UPTONVILLE. Dear Editor, Please allow us space in your paper to announce organization of a Sunday School at Uptonville. We are having a Union Sunday School at the Uptonville school house every Sunday afternoon. 42 were in attendance last Sunday.
G.H. JACOBS REVIVAL ENDS. The most spiritual revival ever held in Folkston came to a successful finish last Sunday evening with twenty immersions at the Baptist Church, where sixteen were baptized into the Baptist Church and four into the Methodist. The two pastors worked in union, Rev. J.D. Poindexter preaching and Rev. C.L. Nease conducting the singing. It was proper that all of the converts due to be baptized were taken in on this wind-up occasion, Rev. Poindexter and Rev. Nease baptizing their respective candidates. Those joining the Baptist Church by baptism were: V.A. Quarterman, R.E. Player, Edwin Stokes, A.E. Robinson, J.M. Barnes, Jr., Windell Powell, Gertrude Hodges, Jewell Russell, Carlie Mae Stokes, Warren Braddock, Eula and Ruby Robinson, Doris Nazworth, Valentine Altman, Cleo Quarterman and J.A. Hathaway. By letter, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Barnes, Mrs. V.A. Quarterman, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Braddock, W.H. Howard, Woodrow and Hazel Braddock and Julian Crews. Also Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Robinson of Racepond. Baptized into the Methodist Church were Joyce and Jewell Howard, Catherine Spell and Louie Passieu. Members received on profession of faith in the Methodist Church were Kathryn Raynor, Hilton Shoemaker, Fermon Vickery, Estelle Russell, Eugene Williams, Hazel Player, Kenneth and Walter Mills. By certificate were J.P. Russell, Mrs. J.P. Russell, Rufus Russell and Miss Prentice Davidson. There has been splendid attendance throughout the revival, to the point of overflowing the church on more than one occasion, the last service seating over one hundred outside near the building so the sermon could be heard.
CHICKEN THIEVES ROB AGAIN. After a lull the chicken thieves got busy again last Sunday night, entering and robbing J.D. Roddenberry of some 50 head leaving him some 20 in the coop.
CRAWFORD BABY DIED. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crawford will sympathize with them in the loss of the beautiful baby which was born to them August 4th but died. Mrs. Crawford is quite ill but hopes are held out for her recovery.
August 15, 1930
WEEKLY FOLKSTON PROGRESS DISCONTINUED. With its last issue, August 8th, the publication of the Folkston Progress was discontinued, arrangements having been completed to move the plant in the next few days to Callahan, where a new weekly newspaper will be established. It was published for three years. Col. McQueen, Editor of the Progress states he will remain a citizen of Folkston.
THOMAS CHILD INJURED. Wilbur Thomas, four year old son of W.L. Thomas, was kicked by a jinney last week on his cheek, cutting a gash about an inch long. He was attempting to drive the jinney which, it seemed, it resented. Dr. McCoy rendered first aid by sewing up the cut.
TYSON HAS CLOSE CALL. While pulling up the store awning last Saturday evening J.S. Tyson, Sr. had a narrow escape from being run over. A young man from Camden, driving a truck minus brakes, let his truck get a start on him and it ran up on the sidewalk where Mr. Tyson was drawing up the awning. He had just stepped inside the entrance when the truck ran by, close up to the building, narrowly missing him. Two seconds sooner would have knocked him down.
MARRIAGES FOR JULY:
Clyde Nelson and Dissie Horn, both of St. George, on July lst by Rev. C. Dunston. Dexter Todd and Lula Walker, both of Uptonville on July 6th by the Ordinary. Nep Edwards and Mary Jane Parker, both of Folkston, on July 8th by Rev. O.H. Hodges. Oscar Williams and Bertha Hanon, both of Folkston on July 31 by Rev. J.H. Boyd.
GROOVER INFANT DIED. A baby born to Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Groover last Saturday died after birth and was buried Sunday. Mrs. Groover, who was a very sick woman, is improving nicely.
REWARD INCREASED. The reward for the chicken thieves has been increased to $90.00.
JUANITA DOUGAL DIED. Juanita Dougal died Monday and was buried Tuesday near Folkston.
August 22, 1930
HOME ECONOMICS TEACHER. At a school conference last week the Supt. was authorized to employ a home economics teacher, the work to be county-wide in the schools and homes.
SWAMP SCHOOL ROUTE. School Board chairman Wrench and J.V. Gowen surveyed the school route from Screven Ridge and it was agreed to start the route from Hopkins' Camp on the Canal, where fourteen children live, taking the Folkston road out by Reese Rider's and on to a point east of the Joe Holt place, then to the public road by Tom Petty's, then south to Demp Snowden's. Here the bus turns and comes straight to Folkston. Total trip is 14 miles. Time allowed for trip one and one-half hour.
CHICKEN THIEF. Herbert Lloyd who lives on the M.G. White place near Coleraine was disturbed last Friday night by a prowler around their chicken place. He managed to get a shot at the intruder, who yelped but escaped. Better luck next time, Herbie. Think of the $90.00 when you shoot, and aim better.
SENATOR RIVERS SPEAKS HERE. Senator Ed Rivers addressed an audience of 100 people at the courthouse here Wednesday morning. Considering the rain this was a good turnout. Dr. Williams introduced him. At the conclusion of the address he was given the glad hand and a warm reception. He left at noon for Douglas.
ST. GEORGE EXPRESS AGENT. R.A. Carver, former railroad agent, has moved back to St. George and works at the express office there. He, his wife and son arrived this week with their household goods.
SIDEWALK FINISHED. The school sidewalk has been completed. Contractor Shivar has also put down one at the J.C. Littlefield home.
UPTONVILLE SCHOOL. The Uptonville School is having their two schoolhouses combined for convenience. E.L. Martin has been doing the moving this week.
WEDDING. S.J. Davis, son of W.W. Davis and Miss Helen McDonald of Traders Hill were married Saturday by Judge Gibson. The license was issued in May but the marriage was delayed on account of the youthfulness of the bride.
August 29, 1930
NEW PRINTING PRESS FOR HERALD. Editor Wrench, Otis Nobles, G.J. Stewart and Ralph Wrench went down to Green Cove Springs where the editor purchased the Babcock Printing Press formerly used by the Clay County Times.
TEACHERS AND BUS DRIVERS FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR. The following is a list of teachers to be employed by the county school system for the new year: County High School: Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, principal; Miss Ruby Brightwell, Miss Velma Kemp. Folkston Consolidated Unit: Miss Mayme Askew, Principal; Miss Emily Gary, Miss Annette Turner, Miss Mary Jane Littlefield, Miss Chloris Stapleton, Miss Marion Pearce, Mrs. J.H. Wrench, Miss Mary Stokes. St. George Consolidated Unit: Miss Eleanor Cockrell, Principal; Miss Eunice Chute, Miss Irene Armstrong, Mrs. Leslie Norman, Miss Dillian Norman. Uptonville Consolidated Unit: Mrs. B.B. Gowen, principal; Mrs. R.L. Kight, Miss Mabel Smith and Miss Hazel Player. Moniac Consolidated Unit: Miss Marie Boyd, Principal; Miss Ena Gibson, Miss Gertye Knabb. Winokur Unit: Miss Nettie Keene, Miss Gussie Carter. Sardis Unit: Miss Annie Gowen, Mrs. F.D. Mills, Jr.. Racepond Unit: Mrs. Thyra McDuffie. Those driving school buses are Thomas Wrench, Jr., James Mills, Joe Hardin, Bert Harden, Fred Askew, Claude Prescott, William Dixon, Lee Dixon, Aaron Thrift, T.E. Leckie, William Crews, M.J. Chancey and Jack Warren.
CEMETERY CLEANING. A few men met at the St. George Cemetery Tuesday morning, by arrangement, and hoed around the lot on both sides of the fence as protection against fires. Among those working were Fred Osterman, John A. Barker, Charles Divan H.C. Parham and John Allyn King.