Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1932

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

October 7, 1932

WEDDING. Two of our young people living in the Toledo district set sail on the matrimonial sea Saturday. They were Earnie Dixon, son of Curtis Dixon and Miss Gertrude Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Crawford. They were married by Judge H.G. Gibson at the Ordinary's office.

MR. LIAS STEWART CONNOR DIED. Lias Stewart Connor, 44, prominent farmer of the Uptonville district, died in a Waycross hospital Tuesday from an attack of pneumonia fever contracted in Waycross on the Tuesday before while present at the farmers' meeting. He was brought home immediately and his condition became serious from the start. Sunday he was taken to the hospital and no improvement marked his condition. Stewart Connor lived in Charlton County 25 years and farmed all his life, settling in that neighborhood in his young manhood. He was a native of Nassau County and a member of one of the best known families of this section. Surviving him are his widow, three sons, J.T. Connor, J.P. Connor, C.T. Connor; five daughters, Gertie Connor, Juanell Connor, Pearl Connor, Coralee Connor and Jewel Connor; seven brothers, A.F. Connor; J.J.N. Connor, N.S. Connor, D.W. Connor, J.U. Connor and Dempsey and Berry and five sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Johns, Mrs. Hamp Davis, Mrs. Ed Murray, Mrs. Leon Purpall, Mrs. Walter Holland. Funeral service was held at Sardis attended by some 450 people who had known the deceased. Rev. W.O. Gibson conducted the service.

LITTLE WYLEY JOHNSON DIED. Wyley, eighteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Johnson, died Sunday with diphtheria after an illness of several days. The little one was buried at Sardis cemetery with Rev. W.O. Gibson conducting the service. This quiet little fellow will be missed from his home where he was the biggest cheer.

NEW PASTOR ARRIVES. Rev. Omar Jones and family, recently called to the pastorate of the Baptist church in Folkston, arrived Tuesday and has moved into the parsonage joining the church.

GEORGE GOWEN ADMITTED TO GEORGIA BAR. George Gowen was admitted to the bar Monday at court, Judge Dickerson swearing him in as a member. He is now a full fledged Georgia "Colonel" according to the theory that all lawyers are colonels.

October 14, 1932

WEDDING. A marriage of interest to many friends of the contracting parties was that of Marion Altman of Folkston and Mrs. Susie M. Fennell of Allenhurst, Ga. which occurred Wednesday at the home of Judge H.G. Gibson. Ben and Sam Altman, sons of Mr. Altman and Mrs. J.A. Prevatt, a daughter, accompanied Mr. Altman to Allenhurst for the bride and the party returned here where the ceremony was celebrated. He is a retired merchant and lives on a farm two miles west of Folkston. Mrs. Fennell is the widow of the Rev. Fennell, a former Free Will Baptist minister, who was a visitor to the Philadelphia Church and Mrs. Fennell often accompanied him here. They will make their home at the Altman home.

CATTLE TICKS FOUND IN WARE, BACON AND COFFEE COUNTIES. After four years without a sign of them a few cattle ticks were discovered within a small area where Ware, Bacon and Coffee County join. Dipping vats were at once installed and 2400 head of cattle were dipped in a few days.

DELINQUENT TAXES. Comptroller-General Harrison has been advising the tax collectors throughout Georgia that they must push up 1931 collection of taxes or else there will be quite a number of obligations left unpaid as the treasury has been drained almost dry. School teachers are expecting a few salary checks to come this way. If it is possible to do so, every delinquent should try to make payment so that drastic methods will not be employed in the collection of these taxes. $400,000.00 worth of fi fas are being advertised in Atlanta for city taxes which indicates the large amount that might be delinquent throughout the state.

PETITION TO FENCE FOLKSTON. A petition is being circulated by local owners of cattle, asking all of those who live near Folkston owning cattle to subscribe an amount and aid a movement to completely fence in the town of Folkston. The idea, so says Sol Mills, is to build a fence joining those already owned on property where people live and farm so as to enclose the town limits. From Folkston to the St. Marys River the fence is already up keeping the cattle in the Scrubb section, and Wilbur Thomas has a fence from his property to the railroad fence which holds them back in that direction. Stock gaps can be put in and with a concerted movement all cattle may be kept from the town limit at far less cost than the tolls now collected. During the past week some 45 head of cattle belonging to Sol Mills and J.C. Littlefield were impounded. That was too much of a good thing so this started the movement to fence Folkston.

NEW BABY NAMED JOHN CALVIN PARHAM. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Zeddie Parham, St. George, on October 10th, a fine 14-pound boy, to be named John Calvin for both grandparents.

LITTLE HENRIETTA GORDON INJURED. Little Henrietta Gordon, St. George, fell out of a tree Saturday afternoon, breaking her collar bone.

RICHARD TAYLOR AGAIN HAS FIRST CANE SYRUP ON MARKET. Richard Taylor, who sets up the claim and does it, of making the first of the season's new syrup, is at it again. This week he began bottling the farmer's delight and came in to have several thousand labels printed so that everyone would know that it was "Taylor, 1932" crop of cane syrup on the market. Buy it at your favorite grocers.

WEDDING. Mr. Clayton Ganey and Miss Matilda Howard, residents of St. George, were married October 11th by Staten Hodges, Justice of the Peace. They will make their home there, so we have been informed.

CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business on September 30, 1932: Resources: $368,850.79.

BOARD OF EDUCATION TO BORROW FOR PAYROLL. At the October Board of Education meeting last week the Supt. was given the authority to borrow $2,000.00 to meet the payroll.

October 21, 1932

OUTSTANDING PUMPKIN VINE. L.E. Stokes, fresh from the from down in The Bend, was in our shop this week giving us the story which Mr. Stokes vouches for, of his marvelous vine we know not ourselves, but we always found Lewis Stokes a reasonable man before. So we print this story as a bona fide statement of the facts: He says that up to the present time they have gathered from one pumpkin vine, which came up in the garden at the old Stokes Place, 60 matured pumpkins and while there he himself counted 112 pumpkins on the vine in the garden, while from the outside where the vine ran through the fence he counted 14 more. In leaving the spot he glanced back and noticed the vine had run upon the fence and saw at least 10 hanging from there. This makes 196 pumpkins from one vine, the vine covering a spot some 75 feet square. Calculating on a low basis we find this vine has produced a ton of pumpkins, providing that all of them reach maturity before frost comes.

RED DIPHTHERIA FLAG IN HOMELAND. Two children of the family of Charley Spence living in the Condon house in Homeland have diphtheria. Dr. Fleming has inoculated the children, six in number but two of them were infected before that treatment was done. A red flag has been hung at the home, which is a warning for others not to come in contact with the children. It also means the children are not allowed to leave home.

NEW MONIAC SCHOOL BUILDING. Marie Boyd and Jewell Page visited the new Moniac School building this week, Miss Marie being especially interested as she is to teach there when it is completed. They report the building is going up rapidly and the plasterer is almost done with his work.

MR. HENRY J. McCLELLAN DIED. Henry J. McClellan, formerly a citizen of Folkston was killed when struck by an automobile Tuesday in Jacksonville. He is survived by a wife and five children.

WEDDING. Mr. Bill Bailey and Miss Letha Hickox of Racepond were married Sunday at the home of Judge H.G. Gibson. Mr. Bailey is an employee of Racepond Turpentine Co. and Miss Hickox is the daughter of the late David Hickox. They will make their home at Racepond. Their friends are wishing them all the good luck possible in this period of depression.

WINOKUR SCHOOL. The Winokur School is reported in flourishing condition with Beulah Hickox and Leda Crews in charge of the sixty odd pupils.

THE DEPRESSION DEEPENS. Traveling is picking up, so the restaurants report. The houses along the highway also tell of traveling but back door handouts are requested and the tale of missing several days without food has come to be expected when they stop.

SWEET POTATOES. Sweet potatoes are selling retail a cent a pound in Folkston's markets.

October 28, 1932

CROSS TIE TRUCK FALLS THROUGH COUNTY BRIDGE. Thursday morning a truck driven by Marshal Hickox, loaded with cross ties, fell through a county bridge across the branch near the Lee Chancey place. A worker up on the load of cross ties had a thrilling experience. He was thrown backward when the bridge stringers crumbled beneath the load then bounced forward and struck his head on the cab breaking through with his face looking down upon the occupants, then was thrown forward upon the hood and bounced to the earth. He had a shoulder injury. With the truck was I.T. Hickox and his other son, I.T. Hickox, who was also sitting on top of the ties. He was holding on so was not thrown when the bridge fell through. One span of eight feet was demolished. Warden White responded with his emergency crew to repair the break.

WOOL CROP SOLD THIS WEEK. W.R. Wainwright has been acting for the wool growers of Charlton for the past few years and he announced this week that they had accepted the bid of Kirkland of Savannah, of fifteen and one-half cents for the yield of wool in Charlton for Thursday's delivery in Folkston. The scene around the depot showed several growers from The Bend unloading. Among those making delivery were Dixon Thomas, Jule Thomas, W.R. Wainwright, Jim Jones, Hardy Thrift, C.W. Petty, George White, E.F. Dean, Jr. and Curtis Dixon.

CHARLTON COUNTY PRODUCTS DINNER. On November 5th we will hold our annual Charlton County products dinner at the 4-H Club cabin at Homeland Park. We will have Charlton County products cooked and displayed by our ladies. Miss Littlefield, domestic science teacher and Mrs. Leckie will have charge of the food display. Many other displays and speeches are part of the program.

SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHED AT PHILADELPHIA CHURCH. Young people around and about the Philadelphia Church organized a Sunday School last Sunday afternoon agreeing to meet each Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Officers and teachers chosen are Supt., C.J. Altman; Assistant, Mrs. J.J. Mattox; Sec-Treas, Lorene Gibson; Teachers, Mrs. Ruby Roddenberry, Oree Roddenberry and Mrs. S.M. Altman.

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