Digest of Charlton County Herald - September 1928

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

September 7th issue not on microfilm

September 14, 1928

MOVIE FOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church will put on a movie play Friday, "The Country Doctor", at the Paxton Theater. The ladies are anxious to seat the Presbyterian Church and have selected this play to entertain and aid them in comfortable seating at their church.DAIRY FARMERS MEET. Fifty farmers were present at a meeting at Sardis this week concerning things the dairy man should know. Their purpose is to begin a cream route.

COURTHOUSE BONDS SOLD TO WM. MIZELL, SR. At the county commissioners' meeting, the courthouse and jail bonds were put up for sale by Vice Chairman W.C. Hopkins. William Mizell, Sr. being the highest bidder, the bonds were knocked off to him at $50,000.00. The contract to build was awarded to B.P. Kennard, Jacksonville, for $46,000.00, he being the lowest bidder.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. M. Roberts are the proud parents of a fine baby boy born August 31. This happy family have rooms in the O.F. Wilson residence.

MACK WILDES BLACKSMITH SHOP. Mack Wildes has removed his blacksmith shop back to his old home place where he will refit his shop with new machinery, also a grist mill and other machinery needed to make his shop useful.

YOUNG MEN LEAVE FOR TOLEDO. Joe Stewart and George Mills left Friday for Toledo, Ohio where they expect to enter a factory making tires. These young Americans left to make their fortune on foot, full of faith in their ability to cope with the wide world. They spent Sunday in Douglas.

MISS FOUNTAIN IS HEAD NURSE. Friends of Miss Katy Mae Fountain, St. George, will be glad to know she is connected with the County Hospital at Gainesville, Fla., being Head Nurse there.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL. The St. George School was opened with an enrollment of 126, but it has now increased to 142 students.

September 21, 1928

COURTHOUSE SQUARE IS BUSY PLACE. Business picked up around the courthouse site Wednesday. Contractor Kennard arrived and immediately set about building a temporary structure for an office and storage room. A large number of applicants for jobs were on hand. As soon as the choice of brick is made by the commissioners, a supply will be rushed to Folkston.

BUCHANAN TURPENTINE CUPS. Folkston has one infant industry that we are going to be proud of, and that is the Buchanan Cup factory, manufacturers of one of the best turpentine cups on the market, with a gum saver attachment. This is a patented product of Dr. J.W. Buchanan, who on account of bad health, has sold the patent on a royalty to M. deWay. There is already a supply on hand.

TERRIBLE STORM. {Headlines} "Railroads suffer from terrible floods. Highway broken in places, but open. A fifty mile gale blew while torrents of water fell flooding low lands. The river is without its banks. Stock marooned with loss of sheep heavy. No mail since Monday. Rural route all blocked. Communication with country limited. Highway open between Jacksonville and Waycross." Folkston got a touch of a Florida storm Monday. The rain and high winds played upon the nerves of our people until the most of us was worn out. The rain fell in torrents for the most of 24 hours, the wind blew at about 50 miles per hour. Train 83 was ordered detoured via Waycross and going over a culvert some five miles north of Folkston, the culvert began to give way. The engineer, feeling it give, stopped the train to find just ahead another fill entirely down and out. The train spent the night between the two washouts at Uptonville. Train 21 was halted at Folkston after trailing Train 17 to rescue its passengers. At Newell, Winokur and Hickox the Coast Line track was so badly washed it stopped traffic on the Short Line. Several places were washed out leaving the tracks hanging by the rails. School vacation was declared for a few days.

PILING LOST IN FLOOD. J.C. Littlefield, who has been cutting piling on the large tract east of Folkston and had some two or three hundred ready for floating down the river, lost 225 piling in the high water Tuesday. With a crew and a power boat they have been rafting them up, having already secured half of them.

BAD PENNEY RETURNS HOME. Fay Brooks made a business trip to St. Marys Monday and when he failed to turn up at night, uneasiness was felt, but as Fay has said "A bad penney will turn up." So the next evening, in he rolled.

COUNTY FLOODED. William Mansell, who lives near Gad Roddenberry, came in Tuesday for medicine for his sick wife. He got Gad's boat and rode in four miles, then after leaving the boat, waded through waist deep water. This just goes to show we had some water to fall Monday.

MORE FLOODED CONDITIONS. The Spanish Creek main bridge is reported to have gone out completely. Dean Gowen, who book-keeps for Dean & Gowen, decided that he must come to work Tuesday. Finding the road impassable, he made for the Hill, secured a boat and crossed the St. Marys River, which Dean said was two miles wide, to the old sawmill near Boulogne. He come on in via the highway.

MRS. OLLIE CARTER DIED. The sad death of Mrs. Hansel Carter occurred Sunday at their home near Uptonville after an illness of three days. She was taken ill Friday with heart trouble and indigestion. Besides her husband, she leaves ten children, four boys, one of which is in the Army; three of the girls at home, three married and one at Waycross ill with Typhoid Fever. The funeral was held at Sardis, the cortege moving under extreme difficulty. Teams were employed which bogged down in storm-washed roads. Rev. W.O. Gibson officiated. Mrs. Carter was a splendid woman and good wife and loved by a wide circle of friends and neighbors.

September 28, 1928

DISTRICT MEET FOR ODD FELLOWS. The Odd Fellows of the First District will gather for a district meeting in Folkston next week at the Masonic Temple. L.E. Mallard will extend the welcome. The public is invited to attend the open meeting. At night the Rebecca Lodge will entertain with a public reception and Wm. Mizell, Jr. will speak.

MIDWIVES TO REPORT. This is to notify all the midwives of Charlton County that the State Health Nurse will be at the courthouse (Masonic Temple) Oct. 2. Bring your certificates with you and receive new ones. She wants to see all of you, whether you have certificates or not.

FRANK RAULERSON DIED. News was received Tuesday by John Raulerson that his brother, Frank Raulerson, age 26, had died the night previous at his home near Moniac. As no reports of his illness had been received by John, the death must have been from a very short illness. He leaves a wife and several children.MRS.

ACK TAYLOR DIED. Mrs. Jack Taylor died Monday at their home on the old Colson Place. She had been in ill health for the past year or so, almost all the time since they moved from Hickox here. She leaves a husband and several grown children.

COURT POSTPONED. Judge Blalock has written Clerk Raulerson to officially adjourn the October Term of Superior Court. It is possible that Charlton County will have no court until we have the new courthouse rebuilt.

DAILY EVENTS CAN BE HEARD ON RADIO. The Wright Motor Co. has accepted the agency for the celebrated Crosley All Electric Radio and has been giving demonstrations the past week at their place of business. It is a delight to have not only music, songs and speeches but daily events as they happen to come in over the air when you wish to listen in. Go hear it and buy one for your home.

COSTLY STORM. J.C. Littlefield estimates the damage to the county roads from recent rains at $10,000. While many of the bridges are torn loose and others washed away, much of the material can be saved.

NEW PASTOR. First Baptist Church of St. George has called Rev. W.E. Brown as their new pastor. He comes from Jacksonville and was chosen by unanimous vote.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Prevatt announce the birth of a baby girl on September 21.

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