Digest of Charlton County Herald - September 1941
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
September 5, 1941
NEW HEALTH CLINIC PLANNED. TO BE NAMED FOR D.L. HEBARD. The County Commissioners at their regular meeting adopted a resolution providing for the erection within the next 12 months of a county health clinic building to be located on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. It is to be dedicated as a memorial to the late Daniel L. Hebard in recognition of his interest in this work, and will be known as the Daniel L. Hebard Memorial Health Unit. Plans approved by the Board provide for the construction at a cost not to exceed $2,000.00 for the building and fixtures. The clinic is located in the old office of Dr. A. Fleming and the necessary equipment and appliances are already owned by the county. Mr. Hebard took an active interest in promoting the improvement of health conditions throughout the county.
WILLETTE THOMPSON TO TRAIN AS REGISTERED NURSE. Miss Willette Thompson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Thompson, left this week for Crawford W. Long Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where she will take a training course to become a registered nurse.
WILSON HULING WORKING FOR CIVIL SERVICE. Mr. Wilson Huling has received an appointment as junior clerk-typist after passing the Civil Service exam and left yesterday for Atlanta, where he has been assigned to the Quartermaster Depot.
LITTLE RONALD MATTHEW ALTMAN BORN. Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Altman, Jr. announce the birth of a ten pound baby boy born September lst at Ware County Hospital. The baby has been named Ronald Matthew Altman.
C.E. ROYS TO RUN AIRPORT CAF…. The Airport CafÈ, a modern equipped restaurant established about two months ago by Leon Askew, has been taken over by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Roy and will be operated under their management. The cafÈ is located along the highway opposite the government landing field and is housed in a building designed especially for this purpose.
NEW CLERK OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. In a special meeting of the County Commissioners, Mrs. Gertrude W. Johnson was named to succeed the late Owen F. Wilson as clerk of the board.
FOURTEEN MEN CALLED BY DRAFT BOARD. The local Draft Board has received its first September quota, calling for the largest contingent of registrants yet sent to training at one time from this county. They are 14 men, six white and eight colored. The white registrants include Ernest Edward Murray, Oscar Lee Crews, Jesse Woodrow Petty, Rhymer Rhubin Howell, Wilbur Woodrow Mosley, Carl David Mizell. They are to report to Fort McPherson. The colored contingent will be sent to Fort Benning and includes Buddy Lind, Ulyses Simmons, David Wilbur James, Henry Frank Taylor, Calvin Coolidge Seace, LeRoy Byrd, Purley Brown, Mance Dowell.
FOLKSTON MOTOR COMPANY. The Folkston Motor Co., new Ford dealers for Charlton County, announce they will be ready to begin business in the near future, their modern building being practically completed.
MISS HULING TO TAKE COURSE IN HOSPITAL. Miss Merlyn Huling leaves this week for Macon, where she will take a training course in a hospital there.
SURPRISE PARTY FOR MRS. CLAY. Mrs. Minnie Clay was honored with a surprise birthday party at the home of Mrs. M.G. White Wednesday afternoon. Her friends presented her with a lovely pearl brooch. Those present were Mrs. N.M. Smith, Mrs. H.C. Page, Mrs. C.W. Waughtel, Mrs. C.S. Buchanan, Mrs. Fred Kottman, Dr. Cora Roberts, Mrs. R.E. Tittle, Mrs. Allen Nazworth and Miss Louise Brockman.
GASOLINE IN SHORT SUPPLY. Automobile operators in the eastern states who use their cars for pleasure are called upon by the government this week to get along in September with 15% less gasoline than they burned in July.
THOMAS - WILDES WEDDING. Of much interest to their many friends is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Jeannette Thomas of this city and Mr. Melvin Wildes of Jacksonville. The ceremony was solemnized on August 28th with Judge A.S. McQueen officiating. She is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Thomas. Mr. Wildes is the son of Hattress Wildes of this county. The couple will make their home in Jacksonville.
ARTHUR COLSON HOME FROM MARINES. Arthur “Red” Colson, who has been serving in the U.S. Marine Corp for the past year returned to his home here this week, having received an honorable discharge from the service. He was stationed at Parris Island for the greater part of his service but spent some time in San Diego, Cal.
RADIO SHOP OPENED BY WOODROW SHUMAN. A first-class radio sales and service business has been established by Woodrow Shuman. The new enterprise is located in the old pressing club building just to the rear of Theo Dinkins store.
MISS KNOWLES IS SICK. Miss Beulah Knowles of Camp Pinckney is suffering with sore eyes this week.
TWELVE TO BE BAPTIZED FOR CAMP PINCKNEY CHURCH. Preaching services at the Baptist Church, Camp Pinckney, from now on will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday by the pastor, Rev. Bradley. There will be a baptismal service at the river on the second Sunday at 3:00 p.m. There are 12 applicants. This is the largest class in the history of this old church.
GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH. Rev. Hughie Dixon insists that all living near Grace Chapel to attend church services there next Sunday.
September 12, 1941
RETURNS OF SCRAP ALUMINUM DRIVE. The Office of Production Management was optimistic last week that final returns from the recent aluminum-collecting campaign would total 14 million pounds of scrap. When refined, this will yield about 10,500,000 pounds of aluminum and is equal to the amount of pure aluminum needed for 2,800 fighting planes.NEW
BABY BOY FOR THE JONES FAMILY. Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Jones announce the birth of a fine eight-pound baby boy born Wednesday at Dr. Fleming’s hospital in this city. Mrs. Jones is the former Miss Kathleen Wildes.
COAL ORDERED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. The County Commissioners decided to purchase twenty tons of coal from Mr. Stapleton at a price not exceeding $10.00 since the defense program will make it hard to secure coal at this price later on in the year.
NEW BABY BOY FOR CRAWFORD FAMILY. Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford announce the birth of a fine baby boy born September 8th at McCoy-Sawyer Hospital. September 19, 1941
FOLKSTON MOTOR CO. HAS BEGUN OPERATIONS. The Folkston Motor Co., Ford dealer for Charlton County, launched its operations this week with Grover C. Kendrick as its bookkeeper. J.C. Murray is in the repair shop and Julian Crews will be mechanic. The firm is composed of Theo Dinkins and George R. Gowen, Jr.GIBSON, WILDES AND
LITTLEFIELD YOUTH ENLIST IN U.S. ARMY AVIATION CORPS. Three Folkston boys, Ray Gibson, Harry Wildes and David Littlefield have enlisted in service in the U.S. Army Aviation Corp. They have been assigned to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
DR. WILLIAMS IS AMERICAN LEGION DELEGATE. Dr. A.D. Williams is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attending the annual convention of the American Legion.
O.E. RAYNOR APPOINTED TO NATIONAL REEMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE. O.E. Raynor was advised this week by Gov. Eugene Talmadge that he has been appointed as a member of the National Reemployment Committee of the Selective Service system for this area. A number of the young men who were first called up under the Selective Service program have completed their training and are being released from service. Mr. Raynor’s function is to assist these men to return to jobs in private industry.
FOLKSTON SCHOOLS OPENED MONDAY. Charlton County schools opened Monday. The enrollment for the Folkston schools was as follows: Elementary, 389; Junior High, 146; Senior High, 137. Total, 672 pupils.
CAMP PINCKNEY CHURCH NEWS. The Camp Pinckney Bible Class meets every Friday night for studying God’s word. Rev. Laura Bradley is the leader with Jeffery and Ernest Knowles as assistants. There were 37 present at the meeting last Friday night.
GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH HOSTS PEANUT BOILING. A peanut boiling at the home of Mr. T. Wainwright by the Grace Chapel Sunday School last Friday night was very much enjoyed by those present.
GRACE CHAPEL BAPTISMAL SERVICE. There will be baptismal services at Scott’s Landing next Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Hughie Dixon officiating.
September 26, 1941
SCOUTS COURT OF HONOR. The first Court of Honor for Troop 12, Okefenokee Area Boy Scouts of America was held Monday at the high school gym. Parents of scouts were invited and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Johnson attended. The scout committee membership were all present and took part in the meeting. The following boys, having met the necessary requirements, were given cards indicating they are second class scouts: Monroe Altman, LaVerne Clark, Lamar Gibson, Billy Haddock, J.S. Haddock, James Oscar Hannaford, Kenneth Harrison, Karl Herrin, Bill McCoy, Roswald Johnson, Tom Scott and Johnnie Tyson.
TOTAL ENROLLMENT FOR ALL SCHOOLS IS 922. The enrollment for the Charlton County schools has reached a total of 922 to date. This number is apportioned among the schools as follows: Folkston CCHS, 138; JHJH, 152; Elementary and primary 164; total 676. St. George High School, 43; Elementary and primary, 121; total 164. Moniac, 102. Uptonville, 27. Winokur, 23. Total for county 922.
CONVICT DIED AT STATE ROAD CAMP. Luther Poole, 41 year old Negro convict, died Wednesday at the State Road Camp as a result of a hunger strike, which he is said to have begun on Sept. 15th. He could not be induced to even take a drink of water or any kind of liquid. He is said to have been strong and vigorous when he began his fast and it terminated in death in just nine days later. No attempt at forcible feeding was made.
NEW PIANO FOR HOMELAND METHODIST CHURCH. The Christian Community Service Society wishes to thank Mr. Theo Dinkins for his generosity in delivering the piano to the Methodist Church in Homeland, which the ladies bought from the Avondale Piano Co. of Jacksonville.
GEORGIA WINS LEGION TROPHY AGAIN. For the second year the American Legion National Child Welfare trophy was awarded to the State of Georgia at the Legion’s national convention in Milwaukee last week. This trophy comes to Georgia largely through the untiring work of A.D. Williams of this city who has achieved national recognition for his outstanding work in this field. After being appointed State Director of Child Welfare two years ago, Dr. Williams organized a mobile field unit and has carried the benefits of free child health service into every county in the state without an organized health department. Widespread benefits have resulted from the work carried on by Dr. Williams.