Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1927

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


October 7, 1927

DOCK PEARSON GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE. In Superior Court last week Dock Pearson was sentenced for Murder and given a life sentence.

UPTONVILLE YOUNG FOLKS CLUB. The young people of the Uptonville community met at the school house Friday to organize a club and the following were elected officers: President, Arline Wright; V. President, Gertie Conner; Sec.-Treas., Kline Gowen; Reporter, Annie Gowen. It will be known as the Young Folks Community Club and will meet weekly.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Rhoden, St. George, on September 27, a girl.

ODD FELLOWS MET IN ST. GEORGE. Those in attendance from the St. George section at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows meeting in St. George this week were J.M. Canady, R.L. Canady, H.C. Parham, J.B. Leckie, J.H. Canady, Charley Raulerson, Z.K. Parham, R.H. Taylor, John A. Barker, J.A. Barker and V.D. Thompson.

MR. CHARLES RHODEN DIED. Mr. Charles Rhoden, who has been sick for some time with Typhoid Fever, died in a Jacksonville hospital with complications following the fever. The body was brought to St. George Saturday and was taken to Moniac for interment Sunday. It is said that the funeral was one of the largest gatherings seen here in some time. Mr. Rhoden was unmarried, but leaves two brothers, Ivy Rhoden and Allen Rhoden, and two sisters.

AD. To farmers and stock raisers: It is no longer necessary for you to wait for cool weather to kill and cure your meat. The Charlton County Power Company is now operating a cold storage plant in which they will store and cure your meat at just the right temperature regardless of the weather. This will enable you to kill your hogs as soon as they are fattened.

NEW FILLING STATION. "Brick are on the way for my new filling station and cash grocery store" said A.L. Barbour this week. "And it will be built on the corner near my home. It will be 20x40 with living rooms overhead. The yard fence will be a semi-circle." This is a starter for more buildings on the highway near this point and soon there should be a bungalow row from Folkston to Homeland.

ELECTRICITY IS HERE. The Herald office is now electrically lighted!

NEW SAWMILL HELPFUL TO BUILDERS. The new Johnson planning mill is proving quite a convenience to the builders of Folkston.

HARRY JOHNSON TO BUILD. Harry Johnson has cleaned off his lot near the Baptist Church and will build him a home at an early date.RESTAURANT BUSY. The Askew Restaurant served over 200 breakfasts to the passengers delayed by the wreck last week.

JOB PRESS BUSY WITH BIG ORDER. A 20,000 syrup label order was placed with the Herald this week.

LOCAL BOYS JOIN NAVY. Owen Dinkins and Ralph Postma have joined the Navy, having passed their examinations on September 13th.

MR. DAVIS IMPROVING. Mr. H.J. Davis returned Saturday from a week's visit to Madison, Fla. where he went to take electric treatments at the sanitarium. He reports good results and a large number present for treatment. Three machines are going constantly.

DR. FLEMING. Dr. Fleming's ad shows that his office is opposite the Masonic Temple and his telephone number is 19.

October 14, 1927

BAPTISTS CALL REV. POINDEXTER. The Baptists are very enthusiastic over the acceptance of the call tendered Rev. J.D. Poindexter. He was here last Friday and reached a decision after talking matters over with the Baptist deacons. He will move to Folkston November lst.

LINDBERGH FLIES OVER IN SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS. Waycross made a request of Lindbergh to fly low and circle over their city. He flew low over Folkston, right over the Herald office, almost speaking distance, in his Spirit of St. Louis.{Note: The following is abstract of article in October 10, 1927 issue of Waycross Journal-Herald.}

LINDBERGH IS ASKED TO FLY LOW OVER CITY. GOES FROM JACKSONVILLE TO ATLANTA TOMORROW. The following telegram was sent to Jacksonville by City Commissioner Bob Folks today in an effort to have Colonel Charles Lindbergh to fly low over Waycross enroute from Jacksonville to Atlanta on Tuesday morning, thereby enabling the people of Waycross to see the famous Spirit of St. Louis: To Carey Sutlive, Florida Times-Union: When you interview Colonel Lindbergh in Jacksonville this afternoon kindly give him special invitation from the City of Waycross to circle the business section when he passes over here Tuesday morning. Waycross would like to welcome Lindbergh and since this is impossible would like to see him in his flight over the city. Wire me time Lindbergh is expected to leave Jacksonville. ROBERT L. FOLKS, City Commissioner.Lindbergh is scheduled to leave Jacksonville at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning and will pass directly over Waycross enroute to Atlanta. Many Waycross people, including a large delegation of Boy Scouts, went to Jacksonville today to take part in the welcome celebration accorded Lindbergh. {Note: Many Waycross Boy Scouts shook hands with Lindbergh at the celebration in Jacksonville.}AD. Smith-Raynor Service Station opens Saturday. We will give, for that day, five gallons of gas and one quart of oil for $1.00.

October 21, 1927

WUNDERLICH TO TRY GROWING ASSORTED FRUITS. "Speaking of small fruit," remarked my good friend H.C. Wunderlich, "my experience with berries, grapes, etc. has caused me to make up my mind to give my time to a test and it is my purpose to do some experimenting on the property I recently bought to test them out." Here is the man who gave Folkston such fine strawberries the past season and we are banking upon his success for he not only knows how but labors earnestly to improve his property, build up his soil and grow something worthwhile to feed the family and to sell. And it's a pity that more of our people do not have their own vine and fig tree.

WASDIN BUILDING GRIST MILL AND BLACKSMITH SHOP. Winokur is proud to boast of the new grist mill and blacksmith shop almost completed by Mr. L.H. Wasdin.

PEN RETURNED. Master J.V. Vickery lost his blue Parker pen last week, and he did appreciate its return.

NEW PRODUCTS DEMONSTRATED. The electrical display of home conveniences at the Folkston Pharmacy the past week and demonstrated by Mrs. Davis Lane was interesting to the many who visited the store.

October 28, 1927

NEW BRIDGE NEARLY COMPLETE. The concrete construction work of the Dixie Highway bridge over the St. Marys River is about 85 percent complete. It is possible that the free bridge will not be opened until January lst. This county is paying to the highway department $1500.00 per month, as part of Charlton's quota for the work, from the bridge tolls.

MRS. TOY AND MRS. LITTLEFIELD FIRST TO FLY OVER FOLKSTON. Last Friday the Jacksonville airplane flew low over Folkston, circled a few times and landed in Askew's pea patch. It was no time until many rushed to see the plane and found that the pilot had landed to treat Folkstonites to a five-minute's air journey and a good business resulted. The plane remained over Sunday and did a land office business, many citizens taking advantage to make the trip up in the air. Mrs. Toy and Mrs. J.C. Littlefield were the first to take the air and all seemed well pleased with their ride. Something over $200.00 was taken in by the plane, at $2.50 per.

TWO WHISKY RUNNERS KILLED. Two Fitzgerald men were killed by traffic policeman Jim Sikes last week. Mr. Sikes noticed their wild driving and stopped them, finding out later they were whisky runners. There were 50 gallons of shine in the car and two pistols were taken from the men. The men drew pistols, acting as if they meant to hurt Mr. Sikes and he shot them in self-defense.

MR. ZACH BURNSED DIED. The news of the death of Mr. Zach Burnsed at his home in Norwood, a suburb of Jacksonville, was received here Monday. He was ill only a few days. He leaves a wife and three children. He formerly lived at Homeland where he married a Miss Thelkeld.

NAHUNTA-FOLKSTON HIGHWAY NEARING REALITY. The Nahunta-Folkston highway, which is being planned, follows pretty close to the railroad, a straight shot between points eliminating curves and crossings. It will open up some of the small tracts in the Homeland Colony and will make it easy for the highway to be connected through Homeland.

PARHAM HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE. The home of Mr. P.D. Parham, St. George, was totally destroyed by fire Monday morning. The quick response of neighbors saved the baby who was left lying on a bed in charge of a small girl while the mother had gone to the post office. All of the furniture was destroyed. It is thought that one of the small children started the blaze. We understand there was no insurance and as Mr. Parham has a large family, ten in it, the loss was a serious one as no furniture or clothes were saved. The good people of St. George rendered emergency aid for clothes.

PAN-AM STATION HAS ROUND-THE-CLOCK EMPLOYEE. Curtis Smith has moved into the rooms at the Smith-Raynor Service Station, which means an all night service as Curt means to be there when wanted and to be ready with genuine Pan-Am gas and oil.

MR. JOHN MIZELL'S HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE. Mr. John Mizell's home burned down Wednesday night. No one was at home at the time and nothing was saved. The loss was about $1,000.00.

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