Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1934

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

October 5, 1934

STOKES BEAUTY PARLOR. Mrs. Paxton Stokes will open a beauty parlor Saturday at the home of Mrs. J.J. Stokes. She will be assisted by Miss Campbell of Jacksonville, an experienced beauty operator. Opening day all permanent waves will be $1.00 less regular prices.

CCC CAMP AT HOMELAND PARK. Lt. P.H. Perkins, Jr. of the CCC camp No. 1434 with sixteen men, has begun to clean up the ground to get ready to receive lumber and building materials for the erection of camping quarters at Homeland Park. There are to be four barracks of 20x120, one mess hall 20x140, one recreation hall 30x120, forestry quarters 20x90, headquarters 20x40, supply room or building 20x40, officers quarters 20x40 with water tank, bathrooms and toilets. An artesian well will be driven at once. The company will consist of about 200 men and officers and will be commanded by Capt. Freeman G. Martin. There will probably be some sixteen men acquainted with local conditions and woodcraft taken on when the company arrives within the next three weeks. Saturday over 100 men were cleaning up the camp and clearing away trees for the erection of the quarters.

GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS: We favor a project presented by Miss Smith for a full time county health nurse, Georgia Emergency Relief Administration to pay salary of $75.00 and County and Board of Education to pay $25.00 traveling expenses. Miss Smith would also administer pauper funds. NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Westberry announce the birth of a charming daughter, the birthday being October 2nd.

LITTLE JOHN CANADAY VERY SICK. Master John Canaday is a very sick young man from a tumor in the head at his father's home in St. George. He is the son of Spence Canaday.

DONALD EDWARD PETTY. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Petty are the proud parents of a 9 1/2 pound baby boy which arrived Thursday night. The baby will be named Donald Edward.

O'CAIN HOT DOG STAND. Leonard O'Cain has built a hot dog stand on Main Street, just across the street from Banks Restaurant. He said he will serve hot dogs, fried fish and other quick sandwiches as well as have fresh fish for those who wish to cook it at their homes.

PLAYING FOOTBALL AT NIGHT. South Georgia sports fans will witness a new thrill at Waycross Friday night when night football will be introduced. Several thousand persons are expected to see Waycross High play Douglas High. It will be necessary for the team to use white footballs and officials have purchased two. The lights are mounted on eight 60-foot poles. There are four poles on each side of the gridiron. There are three lights on each of the poles and each of the gigantic bulbs are of 1500 watts.

October 12, 1934

GILBERT MILLS IN NAVY. Gilbert Mills' many friends will be interested to know he has joined the Navy.

CLINTON PRESCOTT IN CCC. Mr. Clinton Prescott of the Douglas CCC camp is home for a few days.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Canaday of the Moniac section announce the birth of a daughter born a few days ago. THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank of Folkston and Nahunta, Ga. at close of business on September 29, 1934: Resources, $385,308.14.

October 19, 1934

AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS RIDE IN STYLE. American Legion delegates from Chicago to the National Convention in Miami will make the trip in a motorcade of 75 new Chevrolets. Five trucks will follow the caravan carrying the baggage and band instruments. Some fifty of these will go through Folkston Saturday afternoon. The Chevrolet Motor Co. has donated this huge fleet with blue bodies and gold wheels, the Legion colors, and the sides of each car will bear the insignia of the veterans' organization. At Miami the cars will be used as official "courtesy cars" to take care of distinguished guests.

WESTERN CATTLE PROJECT CONSIDERED FAILURE HERE. One part of government experimentation so far as Charlton County is concerned is drawing to a close. It is the importing of cattle from the mid™western drought-stricken areas to be pastured here temporarily to be put in shape for slaughter. The government bought the cattle and distributed them in territories of pasture under contract. To this county they were sent from Chicago and St. Louis stockyards 5,125 cattle which were allotted to landowners who are paid thirty cents per head per month for pasturage. Care of the stock is in the hands of men now on relief rolls. The total cost is considerably in excess of the value of the stock. Shipment of cattle to the canning plant in Waycross has begun and perhaps by December l, all will have been removed and canned. It is estimated that screw worms have killed between six and ten percent of the cattle.

October 26, 1934

HENNIG'S PECAN INDUSTRY. Folkston does not as yet realize what the new industry means to us that has just located in the Wade Building where George Hennig and Mrs. Hennig will run an up to date nut crackery that will handle some thirty to forty tons this season. Last weekend in answer to advertisements in the Herald, some sixty or seventy girls registered for employment. The pecans will be sold in an oiled paper bag for five cents.

R.E. STOKES DIED. R.E. Stokes, formerly a citizen of Folkston and proprietor of the City Service Station, died in Jacksonville where he had undergone an operation for a tumor the past week and was taken to his home in Dupont and was buried in the North Cemetery by the pastor of the Baptist Church of which he was a member. He made quite a few friends while living here and proved himself a good man.

WORK PROGRESSES ON CCC CAMP. The work on the well at the Homeland Park to water the CCC boys is getting deeper and deeper with contractor Russell doing the drilling. It has passed the 300 feet mark and will, before the week is out, be half a thousand, if water is not secured. The camp is putting on a life-like appearance even though the buildings are not in shape to house the boys but the tent city shows up in its garb of khaki, they being enough to house the company. Six carloads of building materials arrived the past week and was put on the Homeland siding and unloaded the first part of the week. Fifteen carloads of material have been shipped from the Huey Long state and within the month will be erected for winter quarters for these boys.

BETTY JO McCOY. Dr. and Mrs. W.R. McCoy announce the birth of a fine baby girl, naming it Betty Jo.

WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Mizell announce the marriage of their daughter Hattie Inez to Gene Scott Rasmussen of Palm Beach, Fla. on October 12th in Green Cove Springs. The bride has made her home in Jacksonville for several years being employed by the Florida National Bank.


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