Digest of Waycross Herald - December 1932

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

December 2, 1932

DEPRESSION DEEPENS. Two young men were in good health, clean, warmly clad, each carrying a rolled blanket and were hitchhikers from the north. They had come to Jacksonville vainly seeking work and now were on their way back. "The best section we have been through is the Carolinas. We're going back to a town there to a lady for whom we had worked for a few days. She asked us to return and offered us a cabin, food and $2.00 a week to work about her place. The offer looks mighty good to us and we hope to reach it before the few dimes we have left disappear," they said.

RED CROSS CLOTH DISTRIBUTED. Supt. of Schools John Harris is this week concluding the job of distributing cloth allotted this county by the American Red Cross for the poor and needy. There were 4,000 yards in the allotment which consisted of about a half dozen weaves suitable for shirts, waists, skirts, underwear, etc. Much of it was made up, ready for wear, by teachers and other volunteer women. Between three and four hundred applicants were furnished clothing. Quite a number applied, however those that did not meet the requirements were not given a donation.

FAST JUSTICE. Press report yesterday from Nahunta -- Brantley County Superior Court dispensed quick justice to Charlie France today. He was arrested at 9:00 o'clock, indicted by the Grand Jury at 10:00 o'clock, tried at 12:00 o'clock, found guilty at 2:00 o'clock, sentenced at 2:15 o'clock and escaped at 2:30 o'clock from deputy sheriff Sykes on the way to jail.

GUARDIAN APPOINTED FOR GEORGE LYON. Judge H.G. Gibson and Solicitor McQueen made a trip to the Thrift settlement Wednesday to investigate the physical condition of George Lyon, aged citizen who is reported to be not taken proper care of. After an investigation of the 81 year old man it was deemed necessary to appoint for Mr. Lyon, who is blind and lonely, a guardian. County Commissioner Simon Green, a neighbor, was appointed.

WIDOW ROBBED OF MEAT. Monday night someone killed a fatted pig at the home of a poor widow here. It was knocked in the head and stuck, right there in the pen, robbing the widow of her meat.

CHICKEN THIEF IN HOMELAND. Hen-roost robberies are reported off and on. The latest being some twenty-seven hens lifted from the henhouse of Mrs. Carribelle McLeod at Homeland Friday night.

UPTONVILLE SUNDAY SCHOOL. The Uptonville Sunday School is becoming one of the best in the county, there being an average attendance of 65. The Supt., Eli Waughtel, is assisted by Rev. G.H. Jacobs, John S. Tyson, Jr. and Mrs. D.L. Leonard. They meet Sunday afternoons at 3:00 o'clock.

HOMELAND POST OFFICE ROBBED. Someone robbed the Homeland post office Saturday night in quest of parcel post packages, it is presumed, but nothing is kept in the office but a few stamps. After a previous robbery, Postmaster Waughtel has been profiting by his experience and keeps the packages locked in another place, so the robber got fifteen cents worth of stamps and a nickel. Entrance was made by use of skeleton keys.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Gibson announce the birth of a fine baby girl on November 24.

MRS. ROSA TOY. We are glad to report that Mrs. Rosa Toy is slowly improving from an eight-weeks illness, but she is still a sick woman.

MASONIC ORPHANS HOME. The Masonic Orphans Home truck was in Folkston Wednesday taking up contributions for the home, which were found to be more plentiful than cash.

COOLER WEATHER. Nice frost Wednesday, reminding us of James Whitcomb Riley's poem that "The frost is on the pumpkin." What it did to L.E. Stokes' pumpkins were a-plenty we presume.

GEORGIA BAPTIST ORPHANS HOME. The splendid response to the appeal to help the Georgia Baptist Orphans Home with something from our farms and fields was evidenced by the large truck load sent to Waycross to help make up a carload from the Piedmont churches.

HUNTING LICENSES SELLING BRISKLY. Judge Gibson sold a state non™residant hunting license Monday to our winter visitor D.L. Hebard; a non-resident county license to Col. Hebard, son of Mr. Hebard and another to one of his guests, J.H. Longnecker. W.L. Huling came in for a county license so it was a fair day's work for the judge. The net amount received for last month's sale of hunting licenses was $126.00.

December 9, 1932

NEW FOLKSTON OFFICIALS. The annual election of officers for the town of Folkston occurred Tuesday and the result was that Mayor W.D. Thompson won without opposition. Clerk O.F. Wilson also had no opposition. Aldermen elected were C.J. Passieu and V.A. Hodges.

PTA MEMBERS SEW CLOTHING FOR POOR. At a regular meeting of the PTA last week the welfare committee reported that they had been especially active in making garments from cloth furnished by the Red Cross, and distributing them to the school children and other needy persons.

MR. SOLOMON P. WAINWRIGHT DIED. Solomon P. Wainwright, 82, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.S. Connell following a brief illness. Funeral service will be at the residence tomorrow and interment will be at Hickox. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. G.M. Raybon, Mrs. J.W. Dixon, Mrs. G.H. Stokes, Mrs. H.R. Harlan and Mrs. Connell; four sons, R.G. Wainwright, J.M. Wainwright, S.F. Wainwright and J.D. Wainwright; two brothers, Wylie Wainwright and Rooks Wainwright; one sister, Mrs. Kate Mills. Mr. Wainwright long lived in Charlton and was a son of the late Jim Wainwright who served as a Justice of the Peace for Centerville in the early days. He was one of a large family born on the old Jim Wainwright place and one of the original families of Charlton.

RODDENBERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT. T.H. Lowther, J.J. Johns and J.H. Warren have been chosen trustees of the newly created Roddenberry School district. The new trustees then presented a petition to the Board of Education asking to be consolidated with Folkston district. It appears that several high school pupils could thus be brought in here at a savings.

LOCAL COMPANY EXTENDING BUSINESS AND ITS TERRITORY. Dean Gowen is spreading out and last week in company with Clyde Gowen and Claude Brooks went to Atlanta where he entered in a contract with the GMC people for the agency of that famous truck and Claude drove one back. Dean will illustrate its worth by placing it on an oil run, selling the famous Sinclair gasoline and oils. The Gowen Oil Company has established an agency out of Jacksonville for the Green Cove Springs territory. This company also secured the contract from the government for the supply of oil and gas for the Federal Surveyors who are doing geological work on the coastal survey now in operation in Florida. This work will keep some fifty trucks and cars going so its fuel supply will be quite an item. Dean is a go™getter and his office partner J.B. Southwell is functioning fine in the upbuilding of a thriving business.

DR. A.D. WILLIAMS. Dr. A.D. Williams will open an office in Waycross on December lst, his practices to be limited to diseases of women and children. He will still maintain an office in Folkston, dividing his time between the two places. --from Waycross Journal Herald.

CLYDE C. LLOYD RE-ELECTED IN N.C. Information has been received by the father Leonard Lloyd, that his son Clyde C. Lloyd was re™elected Recorder of Deeds in Graham County, N.C., where he defeated his opponent by a large majority. The Herald is glad to know that our boys are recognized in their adopted homes, and congratulates Clyde on his re-election.

166 BRANDED DURING RACEPOND ROUND-UP. Mrs. Lydia Stone Crews was this week transacting some business in Folkston and discussing stock, she told that they branded 166 head of calves at her round™up and that the total of stock ran somewhere between 600 and 700 head. Her range is in a good section, embracing the northern part of the county near Racepond.

MRS. DEAN BIRD DIED. Mrs. Dean Bird, who was so badly injured in a wrecked auto last week when the truck of Arnold Scott was turned over, died in the hospital in Jacksonville Tuesday from her injuries. Her hurts at the time appeared not to be so serious but the injuries were too much for her. She was buried Thursday, Otis Nobles having gone down and brought her body back. Rev. M.G. Davis held the burial service. Besides Mr. Bird, there are six children left to mourn her death.

JUNE WEDDING. Orlando Roberts surprised the home folks Sunday by bringing from Hoboken a bride, formerly Miss Catherine Rozier. The young people had a romantic turn of mind. The marriage occurred in June and the happy couple went their separate ways until this past week when Orlando decided that the place for the good lady was at home, so he went up and brought her and the announcement was made of the happy June event.

BAPTIST BAZAAR. Be sure to visit the Baptist Missionary Society's bazaar on Friday the 16th.

BUSINESS SCHOOL IN FOLKSTON. Folkston has a business school with fifteen pupils with Professor Land as instructor.

J.B. SOUTHWELL SICK. J.B. Southwell is laid up with a malarial attack this week and has been missed by his friends.

TURPENTINE LEASE FORMS FOR SALE. New forms of Turpentine Leases. Forty in package for $1.00. See Herald Office.

McDONALD HOTEL. The McDonald Hotel block has been improved with a new fence about it and the vacant area plowed and planted to oats and rye.

WINOKUR GRISTMILL. Eugene Roddenberry is getting ready for hard times. A.L. Pitts has been repairing his Winokur grist mill for some of the overplus of corn.

MR. WAINWRIGHT DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wainwright and daughter passed through Folkston Wednesday on their way to Waycross to attend Mr. Wainwright's father's funeral.

MRS. TOY IN CHARGE OF CHRISTMAS SEALS. Mrs. Rosa Toy was one of our most enjoyable callers this week, renewing her subscription. Despite her 83 years, she is entirely engaged in the noble task of managing the Tuberculosis Christmas Seal sale.

WEDDING. A marriage license was issued by Judge Gibson recently to Edgar Woolard, Folkston and Miss Josephine Gwinn, Homeland.

MR. ALEX JOHNSON DIED. The report is received that Alex Johnson, an old-time resident of Nassau County, died at his home near Kent Wednesday. He was well known in Charlton County and especially in The Bend section.

CHISHOLM ESTATE SOLD. B.L. Chisholm, Admr. of the estate of George Chisholm, was here Tuesday from Moniac selling the property advertised last month, L. Knabb being the purchaser of it for the sum of $1,800. There are some l,400 acres in the tract, but a turpentine lease was on the tract held by Mr. Knabb.

AROUND GEORGIA: ...Keifer Tingle, 19, in the woods near McDonough, Ga., saw what he thought was the head of a black snake weaving about a clump of shrubs and shot at it. He thus neatly amputated the tail of his pet dog. ...................Mrs. Estelle Jenkins of Bartow County held her hand out the window of her home on a stormy night to ascertain whether it was raining and was considerably surprised when a wren alighted upon it. ...................Barbara Rodgers of Waycross has been given a contract to appear upon the screen by Warner Brothers.

December 16, 1932

EDGAR SHERMAN DIED. Edgar Sherman died last Sunday at the home of Waverly Raulerson where he was boarding. He was taken seriously ill with pneumonia last Monday. It seems that there was no hope for his recovery from the first of his illness. He was 28 years old and had resided in Charlton County all of his life. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Omer Jones and interment was in the cemetery here. He is survived by two sisters and one brother.

ROBERT W. SILCOX DIED. Robert W. Silcox, who has been living at Moniac who has been digging stumps for Commissioner Simon Green, was found dead on December 10th in a hole which he had dug around a stump, seemingly from natural causes. He had complained the day he went to work, and becoming exhausted, laid down to rest where he was working and died, seemingly without a struggle. Justice of the Peace T.E. Leckie held an inquest as no one knew how he died or saw him die.

MRS. ANNIE E. BYRD DIED. Mrs. Annie E. Byrd, wife of Dean Byrd, was buried Thursday in the Folkston cemetery, services were held by Rev. G.H. Jacobs. Those surviving her were her husband, Dean Byrd; seven children, Augie Lloyd, Emery Byrd, Nellie Petty, Minnie Petty, James Byrd, Elwood Byrd and Charlie Byrd; also three grandchildren, Lewis and Eugene Lloyd and William Petty.

FOLKSTON SCHOOL IS ACCREDITED. Dr. J.S. Stewart of the University of Georgia and supervisor of the secondary schools of Georgia states that 27 schools in the 8th Congressional District have been accredited. Among those is the Folkston school.

RODDENBERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEES. At the December Board of Education meeting the report of the election of the Roddenberry District trustees showed Johnnie Johns elected for three years, Tommie Lowther for two years and J.H. Warren for one year.

SCHOOLS CLOSE. Some of the Georgia schools are closing down on account of the flu.

FOLKSTON SUNDAY SCHOOLS INCREASE. The Sunday Schools report increased attendance. There were 275 present at the two Sunday Schools in Folkston last Sunday.

TURPENTINE STILLS CLOSING DOWN. The season for making turpentine is drawing rapidly to a close and soon the stills will be shut down for the winter.

MR. JIM LOWTHER DIED. The death of one of Charlton's old-time citizens occurred Monday in the death of Mr. Jim Lowther near Winokur. He was buried Wednesday at the Lowther Cemetery with Rev. Gibson officiating at the service.

THE J.V. GOWEN HOME. The J.V. Gowen place on the St. George road is being given some repairs preparing for the removal of the family from Traders Hill back to it. This is a beautiful place, one of the most delightful abodes in Charlton County and the new conveniences will make it more home-like.

December 23, 1932

MR. JIM LOWTHER DIED. Information about the death of one of our old-timers has come to us that is something unusual and is interesting to his friends as well as to others. Uncle Jim Lowther died at his home near Winokur on Tuesday of last week. Shortly before his death he requested of his good wife clean clothes and water to bathe in stating that he felt as if a warm bath would do him good. He had been ailing and as he got up for the bath he requested his wife to leave him so that he could make the change of his underclothes. Mrs. Lowther left the room and heard him moving about using the water and then after a period of sufficient duration for him to finish, re-entered the room and found that he had completed his toilet and gone to bed. His deathly quietness caused her to go to the bed upon which he had laid himself, pulling the covers up over his head. She found that he lay there peacefully asleep in death, fully clothed, ready for the Final Summons. Uncle Jim had been complaining for some time and his 78 years had begun to weigh heavily on him. Yet he tried in these last few moments to relieve his wife of worry. They were living alone. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Berry Lowther and Rufus Lowther; two daughters, Mrs. Rich Crews and Mrs. W.M. Crews. He was interred at Corinth and Rev. W.O. Gibson officiated at the services.

APPLIES FOR A PARDON. The application for pardon of Mil Crews serving a term for murder in Charlton County has been made and has been posted at the court house. The application will come up before the Prison Commission at the March hearing. He was sent up for a term of 15 to 20 years and has served almost a year of the time.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN. Uncle John Vickery, the lone survivor of the Confederacy in Charlton County, received his November pension the past week. He is now going on 94 years old, the oldest man in these parts.

MR. FRANKLIN DANIELS DIED. Franklin Daniels was born in Germany November 9, 1850 and died at his home in Uptonville on November 9, 1932, age 82 years. February 5, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Todd. Unto them were born three children. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels have lived in Charlton County ever since their marriage. His health had been gradually growing worse for some time and for several weeks before his death it was apparent that life was ebbing away until November 9th his spirit peacefully slipped into the Great Beyond. He was converted a few months ago and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church during the pastorate of Rev. M.G. Davis. While the condition of his health never permitted him to come to the church after his conversion we feel that the life he lived and the words he spoke proved he had found his Saviour. He is survived by his wife and the following children: J.D. Daniels, G.D. Daniels and Robert Daniels and several grandchildren. Interment was in Sardis cemetery.

JULIAN CREWS, MRS. JULIAN CREWS CARL SCOTT INJURED. Carl Scott has been going about all bound up in tape this week having fallen from a boiler at the Power House last weekend and broke a couple of ribs. NEW BABY. Charlie Passieu has been getting bigger Christmas trees this week than usual. The reason is evident as a new little Miss came to make her home with the family last Friday.

ROSE CAFE CLOSED. Monday the Rose Cafe was closed on a distress warrant for rent taken out by attorney George Gowen acting for R.M. Roney, owner of the building. Folkston having three restaurants does not seem able to keep them up to the standards that they set. Mrs. Williams was a splendid citizen and it is regretted that business did not enable her to continue on a profitable basis.

PIANO FOR MONIAC SCHOOL. The teachers of the Moniac school, desiring a piano, gave a box supper last Friday night at the school house. The results of the evening was a net $70.00. This was fine, so the teachers visited Jacksonville Saturday and made the purchase.

No issue of December 30, 1932 on microfilm.

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