Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1932

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 4, 1932

NEW SAWMILL TO BE BUILT. H.M. and T.M. Goethe of Jacksonville were here Wednesday leasing the timber tract of land near Racepond recently purchased by T.A. Scott from the Scott-Kendrick Co. and will we understand start up a saw mill in the near future.

REV. COURSEY AT PHILADELPHIA CHURCH. Rev. C.C. Coursey, former pastor of the Philadelphia Free Will church has been recalled for the coming year and will hold services every second Sunday instead of third Sundays as heretofore.

MR. J.M. JOHNSON DIED. Mr. J.M. Johnson, age 82, died at the home of his son, W.W. Johnson, at Kings Ferry October 27th after several months of ill health. Mr. Johnson has lived in this section almost all of his life. His body was interred in the Sardis cemetery after services at the church, conducted by Rev. W.O. Gibson. He is survived by a brother, E.J. Johnson; a son, W.W. Johnson and five daughters, Mrs. N.N. Mizell, Mrs. Leila Haddock, Mrs. Julia George, Mrs. J.M. Wilson, and Mrs. J.J. Barrett.

MR. HENRY DUVAL STRICKLAND DIED. Mr. Henry Duval Strickland, 43, died Monday night at Homeland from a stroke suffered the preceding Thursday night. He never became conscious after the stroke, lying in a coma until death relieved him. He was a native of Brantley County and has been a turpentine worker here for several years. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mabel, Lester and Dorothy Mae; five living brothers, Rufus Strickland, J.J. Strickland, O.L. Strickland, J.N. Strickland and Levy Strickland and three sisters, Mrs. J.L. Jacobs, Mrs. Mary Coursen and Mrs. Rozier. The funeral was held at High Bluff Church in Brantley County. Rev. Jim Strickland officiated with the services.

MR. FRANK DANIELS DIED. Mr. Frank Daniels, 82, who has lived in the Uptonville settlement for a score of years or more, died Thursday morning and will be buried at Sardis cemetery tomorrow. On account of the lateness of his death we only give the statement of his death.

NEW NITROGEN PLANT. T.E. Leckie, Simon Green and F. Burnsed of the Moniac section were visitors here this week. Mr. Burnsed was telling us a wonderful story about the new nitrogen plant crotolaria, which will keep until we visit his place and see it for ourselves. We're not keeping the story because we don't believe Mr. Burnsed but because we want to tell it ourselves first hand. He says his seed of that plant is ripening and that he planted it in April.

4-H CLUB MET. At the monthly meeting of the 4-H Clubs, Ware County had promised to have the October program but did not come and it was decided to draw subjects and give a minute's speech on that subject. Everyone except Mrs. George White and baby George White had a chance to express their self on the subject they drew. This manner of program proved very interesting, entertaining and educational.

THE SILVER BAND TO COME FROM JACKSONVILLE. Elder J.W. Palmer of The House of Prayer, the new colored church organization in Folkston will hold services in Folkston on Sunday and has engaged the Silver Band from Jacksonville to furnish them with the music. The band will parade through town prior to the church hour furnishing music for the occasion to quicken the religious fervor of the colored people. Their church is near the depot.

A.L. PITTS INJURED. A.L. Pitts of Winokur was a visitor here this week. He was carrying his hand in a sling. He had it caught in a belt at the mill, crushing it so badly as to render it useless.

McDONALD STORE OPENED AGAIN. Mrs. B.G. McDonald announces to the general public and to all of her late husband's old customers and his and her friends, that she is now opening his store for business and will sell dry goods, shoes and notions at greatly reduced prices. She will appreciate any patronage given her.

STRICKLAND SERVICES HELD. Services were held Saturday night at the home of Henry D. Strickland by Rev. James Thomas, attended by the family and a few friends of Mr. Strickland, who was so ill at the time and who died Monday night.

WASDIN PROPERTY SOLD. The property advertised and sold by the Citizens Bank Tuesday belonging to D.R. Wasdin was purchased by L.T. Wasdin for the sum of $1500.00. The number of acres was 1482 acres and the sale price covered the mortgage, all costs and a few extra dollars besides. Several bidders ran the price up to the figure named.

WILLIAM MIZELL INCREASES HOME SITE. The near acre lot adjoining William Mizell, Jr.'s home has been purchased by Mr. Mizell and a force of hands has cleared it of stumps and brush this week and Jim Roddenberry has plowed it. We learned that it will be cultivated and a fence placed about it at once.

November 11, 1932

The new school building at Moniac will be turned over to the district Saturday November 19, the date of the bi-monthly teachers meeting. It is a modern four-teacher brick building of the H-type with auditorium, office, library and indoor toilets. A pressure tank water system has been installed and a Delco lighting system. The building is well equipped and was constructed along the State Plan lines by Hall and Huling of Folkston. It is a fine piece of work in every detail. School begins there November 22nd with Mrs. R.E. Knabb, principal teacher. Ruth Mallard will teach high school. Mrs. Troy Jones and Marie Boyd are the other teachers.

YOUNG FOLKS ENJOY JESSE MIZELL SUGAR CANE. Something like three score young folks from Folkston and vicinity repaired to the farm home of Jesse Mizell Wednesday evening anticipating the joys of the sugar cane boiling. On arrival they found the cane mill in disrepair but succeeded in chewing cane and indulging in the usual games.

GOLDFISH MYSTERY SOLVED. The champion fish story of the year is here. William Schneider of Homeland comes forward with the result of his investigation of the loss of a hundred gold fish from a cement pool in his front yard at Homeland. He feeds them and they are so tame as to eat from his hand. Lately he noticed that the larger ones were failing to answer the lunch signal and he drained the pool to discover the cause. Out of a lot of 125 fish he had 27 left. He discovered a lamprey eel had taken up its abode in the pool and when discovered, snapped at those coming near. It was killed and several recently-devoured fish were found inside. The eel was 15 inches long and had short claw-like legs.

NEW SERVICE STATION IN HOMELAND. The old Roberts Garage at Homeland has been torn down and work has begun on building a new Standard Station, the structure to be 30x 68 feet with a drive. It will be modern, built of metal and fitted for a one-stop service station. It will handle the products of the Standard Oil Co. Near this station there is accommodation for the traveling public to spend the night in quiet, there being two camps, one run by Mrs. Roberts and the New York filing station just a few hundred yards north. Both are able to take care of a number of weary travelers.

DR. HARRY W. LINHEART DIED. The death of Dr. Harry W. Linheart at the hospital in Jacksonville Monday from blood poisoning with his condition weakened from diabetes, removed from St. George its only physician. Dr. Linheart came to St. George about a year ago after having all his means tied up in a bank failure in Florida. He proved his worth and was succeeding nicely when he became ill and was forced to go to the hospital. Lately we understand he was paid a portion of his bank loss and was relieved of financial embarrassment. He is reported to have a brother in Florida and a sister in New York.

BURGLAR CAUGHT AND PADDLED. Friday night Norman's Store in St. George was entered and a one-legged burglar caught in the act of leaving. He had secreted himself in the store before closing time and gathered a few things he needed in the business. He used a flashlight which betrayed him and as he left the building he was held up and gave up everything he had. Some of the boys capturing him decided to let him go after administering a paddling.

DR. McCOY MOVES TO PARTERVILLE. Dr. W.R. McCoy has gone to Parterville near Atlanta to accept the duties of company physician for a big milling concern. Dr. McCoy is a good citizen and able doctor and has many friends here who regret his departure. Mrs. McCoy remains in their Folkston home for the present.

FROM TREE TO PAPER IN TWO DAYS. A slash pine tree was felled near Augusta on Monday last and was transported to Savannah and placed at the disposal of Dr. Charles H. Herty at the experimental paper- making plant operated under Herty's direction. On Tuesday the tree was metamorphosed into paper and on Wednesday returned to Augusta and as a printed program was distributed to a gathering of representatives of all the civic clubs of that city. This was a demonstration of the possibilities of paper-making in Georgia from its immense pine forests.

TWO SIMILAR OPERATIONS IN SAME FAMILY. Two operations in the same family in the past month was the ill luck of the Raulerson family living just north of St. George. Lee was taken down three weeks ago and underwent an operation for appendicitis. He was brought home last week when his brother became likewise afflicted and is now in the hospital, having also been operation upon.

RODDENBERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT. At the recent Board of Education meeting a petition was presented asking for the re-establishment of the Roddenberry school district, near Winokur. This was granted and it reverted back to the territory it had before it was consolidated with the Winokur district. The Roddenberry District was directed to elect trustees and report at the next Board of Education meeting as to plans for the Roddenberry School.

NEW BABY. Mrs. G.H. Warbington of Birmingham, Ala., formerly Miss Bernice Louise Brooks of Folkston, recently gave birth to a healthy daughter immediately named Margaret Louise Warbington. Mother and child are doing nicely in a Birmingham hospital.

There were no issues for Nov. 18th or Nov. 25th on microfilm.

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