Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1930
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
November 7, 1930
DR. McCOY INJURED. Dr. W.R. McCoy is carrying his arm in a splint. He had some fine young puppies and shortly after feeding them he heard one yelp and rushed to the rescue. In the dark he fell over some lumber which caused him to fall in such a way as to badly sprain his arm.
NEW BUILDING FOR DR. WILLIAMS. Dr. A.D. Williams has purchased the former Herald office building and will revamp it so we learn. As this is convenient to the residence of the doctor no doubt he will renovate it and make it an office.
ROOM TO BE MADE FOR BUSINESS CLASS. At the Board of Education meeting last week Supt. Harris was authorized to rearrange the spare room on the north side of the school building for the typewriter class and install a stove. Double doors were ordered cut so the connection to the superintendent's office would supply heat.
November 14, 1930
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH THOMAS CREWS DIED. The death of Mrs. Hamp Crews occurred Wednesday afternoon at their home at Uptonville. She had been ailing for some time and was thought to be improving. She was 46 and a daughter of Mr. Ban Thomas of Brantley County. She was an estimable lady and the mother of eleven living children. Beside her husband, Mr. Hamp Crews, she leaves Mrs. A.M. Hayes, Mrs. Thomas Thornton, D.E. Crews, Mrs. A.J. Cason, and Ward, Birdie May, Bernice, Velma, Walter, Elvin and Fulton. The burial took place at Sardis with W.O. Gibson officiating.
PAPER MADE FROM PINE TREES. As a result of the interest created by Dr. Charles Herty of New York in Atlanta and Savannah in pulpwood production for paper in Georgia, a number of inquiries have come to state forester B.M. Lufburrow asking if all kinds of second growth pine will make white paper. In reply he said all species of pine are being used to make brown paper and it's reasonable to suppose that it will make white paper as well as the slash pine.
FLY QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS TO BE LIFTED. All federal quarantine regulations regarding the Mediterranean fruit fly from Fla. will be lifted next Saturday. The situation will revert to what it was before April 29th when the first fly was discovered.
November 21, 1930
LOCAL PRODUCTS PUSHED BY MAIL. C.W. Waughtel has had printed slip-ins advertising the pecan industry which he produces quite a few of yearly. He also advertises his Japanese persimmons, Satsuma oranges and kumquats to be sent by mail. Mr. Eli Waughtel is seeking his old Christmas customers and is sending mail advertising his cigar business. This is a mail order business that gives two or three persons employment and is one good plan of bringing in outside money. We have just printed order blanks for him.
LAWRENCE ALLEN VISITS. Lawrence Allen was a visitor to Folkston last weekend, coming from Statesboro where he is operating a bolling alley.
MARRIAGES: ...Joseph C. Johnson and Miss Lessie Mae Johns, both of Winokur on November 15th, by Ordinary. ...Cecil M. Wasdin and Miss Kizzie Crews, both of Winokur on November 17th, by Ordinary. ...Lee Roy Birch of Traders Hill and Miss Margaret Alexander of Jacksonville on November 12th, by Ordinary.
VICTOR CARAVAN VISITS FOLKSTON. Folkston was given a free concert Tuesday when the Victor Caravan was here. With its victrola tuned up it played some of the latest records, among them being "Amos & Andy". Pickren's Service Station has the agency for these records, and also their radio.
A.J. HOWARD DIED. Mr. Allen J. Howard, one of the Charlton's well- known citizens, is dead. He was stricken with paralysis two weeks ago and died Tuesday morning at his home at Burnt Fort. He was 60 years of age and had spent most of his life in this county and at times was engaged in teaching school, farming and sawmilling. He served in two sessions of the General Assembly and for a number of years was a member of the Board of Tax Equalizers. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. His first wife was Miss Henritta Rowe, daughter of Mr. I.G. Rowe, St. George, by whom were born to them three sons: Charles, Earl and Lawrence; and two daughters, Lucille and May. His second wife was Miss Mollie Prescott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Prescott. Besides these he left four brothers: Moses, Christopher, Benjamin and Corbett; one sister, Mrs. Martha Fulford. He was buried at Corinth and the funeral was conducted by Elders W.O. Gibson and L.M. McDonald.
MRS. JANE GAY DIED. Mrs. Jane Gay, sister of Mrs. J.H. Johnson, died at Harrietts Bluff last Sunday night after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were in the Traders Hill Cemetery at the grave by Rev. E.F. Dean. She was a former citizen of Charlton County and was married some 38 years ago to Mr. John Gay, who survives her. Other survivors are three daughters: Mrs. Bessie Braswell, Mrs. Rose Reddick, Mrs. Grethel Stratton; two sons: Dan and Warren, all of Camden County; two brothers: John and Tom Gay; a sister, Mrs. J.H. Johnson.
MALLARD HOUSE COMPLETELY MOVED. The moving of the Mallard bungalow has been accomplished. The brick work is now being done and before another ten days is gone, the house will be ready for occupancy. The Martins, by careful handling of the house have had good luck and it has moved smoothly to its new location. It faces east on the highway. Bricks are being unloaded on the old site for the new Standard service station which will be started as soon as the regular Standard crew turns up. They build their own stations.
STORES TO CLOSE ON THANKSGIVING. Next Thursday is Thanksgiving. The Citizens Bank and Post Office will observe the day and the stores will also close, we understand. There is an understanding among the merchants that the stores will close at 10:00 o'clock on Thanksgiving Day. Let everyone do their shopping the day before or early Thursday morning so that the holiday can be enjoyed.
COTTON FROM THE BEND. Wilbur Johnson of St. George was in Folkston Thursday, but then that has been a daily trip for him for the past week as he has been bringing cotton here for Lewis Ganey, H.S. Hodges, Spencer Rowell and Grover Hodges, each one sending almost enough for a bale each. We are always glad to see the farmers coming in with something.
WEDDING. Miss Lessie Johns and Mr. J.E. Johnson of Winokur were married Saturday at Folkston. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Johns, there being only two children and she is the oldest. Mr. Johnson is employed by the A.C.L. as operator and is from Baxley.
TWO NEW TEACHERS. Charlton County High School has two new teachers, Miss Myrtle Godley from Albany and Miss Dunbar from Arkansas.
MRS. AGNES SHIVAR VERY SICK. The condition of Mrs. Agnes Shivar is reported at noon as being serious with no possible chance for her recovery. She suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week ago and since that time she has been growing worse. She is at the home of her son E.W. Shivar.
GAME WARDENS. Wilbur Johnson is the deputy game warden for the St. George district. Lee Lloyd has been appointed deputy game warden to serve in the Folkston district.
November 28, 1930
MRS. URSULIA SHIVAR DIED. The death of Mrs. Ursulia Shivar, age 73 years and 4 months, died at the home of her son, E.W. Shivar Friday evening at 8:00 o'clock. She was stricken with paralysis ten days ago at her country home near town. She spends the weekends with Ed. The evening she returned she retired and a stroke came on her that night, she steadily grew worse until death claimed her. She was buried at Sardis, the funeral taking place at Philadelphia Church where she was a member. She leaves two sons, Edward W. Shivar and James Samuel Shivar; one daughter, Mrs. J.D. Mizell. She had lived in Charlton County for 24 years, coming here from North Carolina.
FARMERS MAKING SYRUP. Charlton County is literally smeared with the sweet stuff as the aroma arising from almost every neighborhood shows the farmers making syrup. On every hand we hear the young folks tell of the "cane bilins" they take in. This week we have heard of syrup making on the farms of Gibson, Murray, Mizell, Taylor and Johns. Everyone seems to enjoy it.
WILD DUCKS ARE FED IN THE SWAMP. The Herald learns that the owners of the Okefenokee Swamp have been sending feed down to fatten the wild ducks in the swamp. Six hundred bushels of corn was the estimate that it would take to make them keep this place as their winter home and it has been supplied. Mr. Hebard has his own private reserve for hunting for himself and friends. Two men are retained to see that the ducks are fed and no one is allowed to hunt in it. No hunting is done by outsiders. The method of feeding is to put five or six bushels of corn in the shallow lakes, the ducks cleaning it up in a few days.
CITY ELECTION. On Tuesday the annual election for the officers of the city of Folkston takes place. No announcements have been made although the Herald understands all of the incumbents are in a receptive mood except for Alderman James Purdom who declines to serve. Mayor Thompson advises the Herald that while he is not a candidate, he has consented to serve provided there is no opposition. The present Board of Aldermen consists of V.A. Hodges, C.J. Passieu, G.R. Gowen, James Purdom and O.E. Raynor. Owen Wilson is city clerk, W.H. Robinson is treasurer and Sam Mills is tax assessor. The marshal and city attorney are elected by the council.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. The Woman's Missionary Society of the Baptist Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar Friday at which time desirable gifts will be on display. Prices of each article will be consistent with the prevailing financial depression.
NEW CLOTHES FASTENER. Sliding metal fasteners that ensure complete protection from wind, rain or snow are an important feature of new suits for children now. The locking type of metal fastener is also used on the sides of some clothing.