Digest of Charlton County Herald - December 1930

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

December 5, 1930

INDUSTRIAL WORK PLANNED FOR COLORED SCHOOL. The Board of Education at their meeting this week agreed to aid the colored school of Folkston in their endeavor to put on a program of Industrial Work. To meet requirements the school must have 15 more pupils, for a total of 60. In other matters, the decline of attendance of the students of the county system was reported, the chilly weather and homework were given as the excuses.

BUCHANAN MARKETS MORE TIES. Mr. Clarence Buchanan, who is looking after his father's interests in Folkston has put on a new Ford truck between Folkston and Jacksonville to transport ties, finding that by picking them up and taking them right on to market saves money. They can haul them as fast as his crew cuts them, keeping the trucks busy. Passieu Motor Co. sold Mr. Buchanan the truck and a trailer which also hauls 50 ties at a load.

HUMAN SKELETON FOUND. Another mystery has been uncovered in the finding of human bones and a skull in the woods between St. George and Moniac. The Canaday boys, riding the woods corralling hogs, found the human scarecrow near the old tram road and right away wired for Sheriff Mizell. Nearby was an old hat, piece of a coat, a German silver spoon and the bones partly submerged in water. It had been there a year or more. The skeleton is in the sheriff's office for inspection.

MRS. G.H.JACOBS DIED. Just as we go to press we learn that Mrs. Jacobs died at 2:00 and the funeral will be tomorrow afternoon. This splendid woman has not taken nourishment for the last ten days and has been growing steadily weaker.

NEW CITY OFFICERS FOR FOLKSTON. Those who will serve us for the coming year for the city are Mayor, W.D. Thompson; Aldermen, V.A. Hodges, C.J. Passieu, O.E. Raynor, G.R. Gowen and O.C. Mizell. Treasurer is B.G. McDonald, Assessor is J.S. Tyson, Jr. and Clerk is O.F. Wilson. One commendable thing that we liked about the old council is that a year ago they started out to work the streets and have been doing the same the past two weeks, a case of working a- coming and a-going.

CLASSIFIED AD. One tan horse and one black mule came to my place Thanksgiving morning. Owner can have same by paying for this ad. E.D. Wainwright, Route Two.

MRS. EVELYN ALTMAN KILLED. Mrs. Evelyn Altman, former Folkston woman and divorced wife of E.C. Altman, was instantly killed by policeman, John Skipper of Fernandina Tuesday. The Times-Union reported Mrs. Altman and her sister, May Hickox, called at the Skipper home. Miss Hickox started in the home when Skipper fired a shot, striking Mrs. Altman. The body was brought to Folkston and laid to rest beside some of the Hickox family buried there.

WEDDING. Quite a surprise to their many friends was the marriage last week of W.E. Gibson to Miss Lena Mae Raynor of Linden, N.C. Mr. Gibson left Folkston accompanied by O.E. Raynor, presumably on a deer hunt and it turned out to be just that. She was a valuable employee of the Penney Co. When it became known that they were to lose Miss Lena Mae, they insisted that the wedding be on Thanksgiving day in their store, with the clerks as guests, and they promised them decorated frills, but the bride preferred a quiet wedding. They were united in wedlock at the courthouse by the judge. Mr. Gibson, known to everyone as Elvie, is one of our most successful merchants and is a Charlton County reared boy.

December 12, 1930

NINETY-FOOT PILING TO BE SHIPPED. J.C. Littlefield received an order that speaks well for the length of the timber from Charlton County. The order was for six piling to be ninety feet in length and eight inches dimension at the top. The butts were required to be not less than seventeen inches. After these poles were secured it turned out that they were twenty-four inches average. They will be rafted to Brunswick to the creosote plant and properly coated for their duty in north Georgia. Poles of these kind bring forty cents per foot and it gives an idea of what trees are worth. It will require three cars length to carry these piling from the plant to their interior destination.

WORK HAS BEGUN ON NEW PARK. Forestry expert K.A. Trowbridge, accompanied by Mr. Hursey who assisted in the work of marking all trees to be thinned out, has been supervising the thinning of excess trees and underbrush this week at the park. Mr. Wunderlich is in charge of that work. While here he made plans for improving our 100 acres. A site was chosen for the camp hut to be built and a contract let to Mr. Bruschke to cut beams for it and to notch them for placing. This camp cottage is to be 40x60 feet, three rooms will be cut out of space to be a kitchen and two bunk rooms. The main club room will be 40x45 feet. This is the first step toward making Charlton's playground useful. Pine trees are to be planted in a systematic manner to prove that planting pine trees are profitable. It is planned that a lake is to be constructed on a portion of the land that Folkston added to the park as it is more adaptable for that purpose.

NEW HEATER AT METHODIST CHURCH. The Sunday School of the Methodist Church placed a new heater in the church several weeks ago. One day's collection was given toward paying for it. However there is still some lacking toward meeting the amount so the Sunday School announces that the collection next Sunday will be used for that purpose. The heater cost over $70.00 wholesale. About half the amount has been paid. Members who can't attend Sunday can make their donation to Miss Helen Mizell or leave it with James Wrench at the Citizens Bank.

PREVENT SPREAD OF WHOOPING COUGH. The Herald has been advised by Dr. Fleming that whooping cough is in our midst and that children so affected should be kept at home. Fatalities can not help but happen in the event the disease should become general. If your child is affected, keep it out of school. Beware of danger and save trouble.

CRISIS IN GEORGIA GOVERNMENT. The head of schools in Georgia went to Governor-elect Russell to interview him on trying to remedy the present appalling situation in which schools find themselves. Leaders of state government went with him to discuss the proposed plan to bridge over the embarrassing situation that the schools are in at present. Gov. Hardman has come to the conclusion that it is necessary to reconvene the legislature. The asylum situation has reached the point that there has got to be something done or that institution will close. Payments of bills since May has not been made. The crisis in the affairs of this institution and the schools has been reached.

RANGE CATTLE SOLD. Three hundred head of range cattle now at Silver Hill were transferred to Edward and Ollie Gross last week by the Ga.-Fla. Investment Co. Papers recorded show that the cattle are to have pasturage at Silver Hill for five years. The Grosses will no doubt have proper care taken of them in the way of improving the breed. While the price was not given, we learn that cattle, including calves and cows, averaged $10.00 per head.

SCHOOL TRUSTEES ELECTION. The annual election of trustees of the various local schools will be held December 18th at the schoolhouses in all districts. Polls are to be opened from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and any registered voter is entitled to vote. The terms of the following expire this year: Folkston Consolidated District: E.B. Stapleton, Mrs. N.R. Mizell, Mrs. Sidney Brown. St. George Consolidated District: S.T. Cockrell. Uptonville Consolidated District: J. Henry Johnson. Winokur District: Eddie Crews, B. A. Crews and B.C. Crews. Sardis District: J.P. Mizell, H.H. Crews. Racepond District: Eaton Crews.

MRS. ANNIE WRIGHT HONORED. Mrs. Annie Wright has just passed another milestone and some of her friends have been congratulating her and some extending sympathy because lately she has suffered a light stroke of paralysis. Wednesday she was given a luncheon by Mrs. Rosa M. Toy at Banks Restaurant with her friends Mrs. Lizzie Roddenberry and Mrs. A.D. Welker present besides Mrs. Toy and Mrs. Wright. It was a very pleasant hour.

KINGSLAND LIT UP. The latest news of interest is the information sent out of Kingsland yesterday that Mayor Emmet McElreath had pressed the button turning the electric current on, electrifying Kingsland. The power plant has been completed and in the future they will be supplied power by the Ga. Power Co.

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD ELECTION. The Woodmen of the World at their meeting this week elected officers as follows: Louis Askew, Consul Commander. B.A. Altman, Advisor Lieutenant. Eli Waughtel, Banker. Rufus Russell, Watchman. Sam Russell, Escort. C.S. Bethel, Clerk and Financial Secretary. J.A. Prevatt, J.S. Russell and W.L. Huling, Auditors. A public installation will be held at the Town Hall in Homeland.

FLORIDA IS SHIPPING FRUIT. The editor lives on the highway two miles out and coming down Tuesday we passed eight truckloads of oranges, giving you an idea of just how much Florida's fruit is going northward since the fly quarantine is off. One apple truck passed him going south.

HIGH QUALITY SYRUP. Our friend Reese Rider was in to see us this week having syrup labels printed, and brought along a sample of syrup he wanted to label and you can take our word for it -- that there is quality.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Littlefield announce the birth of a son, J.C. III, the date of arrival being Monday evening at the home of the parents. Mrs. Littlefield is doing fine and already the boy is raising sand because they won't let him go hunting.

FRESH PORK FOR THE EDITOR. J.B. Baker has been killing hogs and as proof of it we have enjoyed the finest mess of backbones of the season. He often remembers us with something good to eat.

MRS. G.H. JACOBS DIED. The final summons calling Mrs. G.H. Jacobs home to rest came December 4th just as the Herald was going to press. Funeral services were held at the home Friday, Rev. E.F. Dean leading the burial service. The burial took place at Sardis cemetery. All members of the family were present except V.T. Jacobs, who had only recently spent several weeks with his mother, and having gone to Virginia, was unable to reach here.

December 19, 1930

A CORRECTION. In last week's issue of the Herald a publication came out that I had suffered a stroke of paralysis. I am very thankful I have never had a stroke and I take this method to let my friends here and elsewhere know that this is a gross mistake. --MRS. ANNIE WRIGHT

WEDDINGS. Records in the Ordinary's office show the following marriage records: L.T. Hamilton and Mary Lee Brown, both of Winokur, by Eddie Crews, on November 20th. Washington Stafford and Eulabelle Chapman, both of Folkston, by Rev. Sam Council, on November 23rd. Arthur Mitchell and Julie Robinson, both of Uptonville, on November 22. Arthur Ware of Toledo and Irene Daniels of Lem Turner, Fla. on November 27th by Rev. Jacob Dobbins.

MISS KATE DENMARK DIED. The death Sunday of Miss Kate Denmark, age 92 years, marks the passing of Charlton County's eldest woman resident. This splendid woman has been a citizen of Charlton for many years and has been living with her two sisters at Traders Hill for the past several years. Her health has not been so good, yet her death was not expected. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Mattie Denmark and Mrs. L.P. Gowen. Her nieces, Mrs. W.N. Casey and Mrs. H.B. Kirkpatrick came for the funeral service which took place Monday at Traders Hill. A large number of friends paid their last respects to this good woman. Rev. E.F. Dean, Rev. H.C. Griffin and Rev. G.H. Jacobs participated in the last sad rites.

EDITORIAL COMMENT. Our merchants try to supply us with fruit, pay a yearly license tax to help support the town government, yet orange trucks have this week been taking their stands on the street and selling their fruit at 65 cents per hundred and bananas at 15 cents per dozen. Do we buy from them? We do, yet it seems rather hard that fruit for our trade has been purchased by the merchants and it lies rotting in their windows while they pay for protection.

WRIGHT MOTOR CO. SOLD. While the final passing of the business to the new owners was not done today the stock taking is going on and it is definitely announced that the business being conducted by the Wright Motor Co. has been closed out. Mizell Finance & Mortgage Co. is backing the new move and O.C. Mizell will manage the new business with R.A. Boyd as assistant. Mr. Wright will be manager of the wholesale business of the Standard Oil Co.

ANOTHER WEDDING SOON. T.N. Tanner, 86 years old, was granted a divorce the past week and announced "Yep, I've got her picked out," but failed to tell who she was in stating that he would marry again shortly.

STANDARD OIL SERVICE BEGINS IN JANUARY. The rushing of the new Standard Station on the old Mallard corner has been with the purpose of opening up the new service station on January lst. The concrete walk is down and the building is almost complete. It is of red pressed brick and will be a neat arrangement to dispense gas and oil.

HEARING ON DELINQUENT ROAD TAXES. The county commissioners will meet Saturday to have a delinquent road tax hearing. Quite a number are delinquent and unless paid beforehand will have to make good excuses.

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