Digest of Waycross Herald - December 1933

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

December 1, 1933

LITTLE HAZEL WARREN DIED. Death came to little Hazel Warren last Saturday evening. Returning from a cane grinding with her sisters and little brother she hastily jumped from a turpentine truck and started across the highway to her home when she was struck by a Southern bus and instantly killed. Hazel had been to the Louis Roberts place where they were grinding cane. The funeral was held at the Folkston cemetery Monday, with Rev. H.C. Griffin conducting the services. She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Warren; four brothers, Elton, Earl, Ellis and her twin Harold; sisters, Ruth and Louise.

MRS. CURY WAINWRIGHT WASDIN DIED. Mrs. Cury Wainwright Wasdin, age 47, of Lumber City died in the Jesup hospital of injuries received the day before in an automobile accident. The funeral was held at Corinth near Winokur Friday with Rev. E.G. Kilpatrick conducting the service. Mrs. Wasdin leaves her parents Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Wainwright; brothers, R.J. and J.A. Wainwright; sisters Mrs. T.D. Prescott and Mrs. C.H. Pinland; E.A. Wainwright brother and Mrs. W.R. Allen of Folkston. K3S

CROSS TIE AND LUMBER BUSINESS. The Herald man visited the new site of the K3S Cypress Co. near Racepond last Saturday and found preparations going on for the construction of the new sawmill and houses to hold required labor, some 100 men. The site is opposite John Carter's store, the K3S people having leased that place for a commissary. Side tracks have already been laid into the Swamp and are hauling out large quantities of cross ties. A. Leslie Sanders, the resident manager, said the tie camp now employs 35 tie cutters and the mill will use approximately 75 more. The mill and cottages will be built at once. The tie and lumber business will be managed separately, the camps being a few hundred yards apart.

CITY OF FOLKSTON ELECTION. Friday evening was the date to qualify as alderman for Folkston for 1934 and as no new candidates qualified, the old ticket did so. The three aldermen whose terms expire are George R. Gowen, Sr., O.C. Mizell and O.E. Raynor and they will be elected next Tuesday as the result of no opposition.

FOLKSTON MOURNS THE DEATH OF MRS. C.J. PASSIEU. The hearts of Folkston were saddened Tuesday morning when it became known that Mrs. Cecil W. Passieu, beloved wife of C.J. Passieu, had ceased to live, dying in a hospital in Jacksonville that morning after suffering agonies from blood poisoning which developed last Friday from the picking of a small pimple upon her face. She was formerly a resident of Hilliard, coming here several years ago and becoming one of our most loveable citizens. The funeral took place at the Methodist Church with interment in the Folkston cemetery, Rev. H.C. Griffin conducting the funeral. She was only in her 36th year and in the prime of her life. She is survived by her widower C.J. Passieu, two daughters, Elizabeth and Jo Ann and one son, Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Pickett, Mrs. Ruby Pickett and Mrs. Myrtle Compton; three brothers, E.L., M.J. Green and F.L. Green. In honor of Mrs. Passieu every business house in Folkston closed during the funeral hour.

December 8, 1933

FOLKSTON ELECTED OFFICIALS. G.R. Gowen, Sr. failed to qualify for the Folkston city election, so Theodore Dinkins will substitute for him. The officials of Folkston are now W.D. Thompson, Mayor, V.A. Hodges, C.J. Passieu, O.E. Raynor, Theodore Dinkins and O.C. Mizell, aldermen. O. F. Wilson is Clerk and J.H. Barnes is Marshal.

FUNDS NOT AVAILABLE FOR COUNTY AGENT AND WARDEN. Charlton County Commissioners cut the expenses of the county Tuesday to take effect January lst, giving notice to the county warden J.F. Melton and county agent A.B. Hursey that at the end of the year their services would not be needed. Loss of revenue by non-payment of taxes is the excuse for the reduction.

EXPRESSION RECITAL. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the expression recital Friday evening at the school auditorium given by Mrs. N.V. Brown's expression class. There will be no admission charge. Several choruses, readings and piano selections will be on the program.

MR. WILLIAM SCHNEIDER DIED. William Schneider, prominent citizen of Homeland, died Wednesday afternoon after an illness of three weeks. He was in his 73rd year and had been a citizen of Homeland since 1920, coming from Chicago where he had amassed a comfortable fortune. He was born March 12, 1860 in Ripon, Wisconsin. He married in 1882 and to this marriage three children were born, two with Mrs. Schneider surviving him. Both surviving children, Dr. William J. Schneider and Mrs. R.E. Holley were with him when death called him Home. Two sisters also survive Mr. Schneider, Miss Eugenia Schneider and Mrs. Henrietta Walker. Funeral services were held at the Homeland church and the body was taken to Chicago on the Seminole last night for interment.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Littlefield, Jr. announce the birth of a fine baby boy born on November 28.

STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS. The state highway sign man was here Tuesday. He said that he found seven sign posts broken down between Folkston and Waycross since his last trip two months ago. His job is to repair broken ones and repaint the cement posts and signs.

December 15, 1933

AD. Tom Mix, the Monarch of all Western Stars, Supreme Headliner of the Big Top, will make his first and only personal appearance in this part of South Georgia during his world tour, on Friday of this week at the Lyric Theater in Waycross.

COLERAINE POWER PLANT. The lighting plant of the Hebard winter home at Coleraine was destroyed by fire last Saturday. The work of rebuilding the plant has already begun and soon darkness at this genial southern winter home will be dispensed with. With the large number of guests being entertained this winter, the lack of electric current makes it inconvenient.

POSTMASTER TEST. Folkston citizens taking the postmaster's examination last week were V.J. Pickren, R.A. Boyd, Theodore Dinkins, W.D. Thompson, Mrs. J.O. Hannaford and L.J. Stokes.

NATIONAL RE-EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. A committee composed of J.C. Littlefield, Chairman, Mayor W.D. Thompson, Dr. Fleming and Noah Stokes appointed Bob Allen as manager of the National Re-employment Service with L.J. Stokes assisting. They were busy this week registering applicants. There are 35 already on the roll, all being unemployed. Every unemployed person in Charlton County may enroll with Manager Allen. When services are needed in government work, the workers will be taken from this list of unemployed.

NEW BABY. Just in time for Christmas came a young man knocking at the door of the Harvey Davis home. The little child was born last Saturday and Mrs. Davis, nee Myrtle Johnson, is doing fine.

WEDDING. In a letter to her friends in the Prescott community, Mrs. Walter Dukes writes, making announcement of her marriage to Walter Dukes, a valued employee of the Western Union Co. stating they are located at Sylacauga, Ala. As Miss Elmo Owens, she made many friends during her period of teaching in that district several years ago.

December 22, 1933

FIRE DESTROYS HOME AND BARN. Wednesday afternoon some passing men dropped a match in a broom sedge hill near the Cannon property on the Highway One south of Folkston which immediately caught and swept toward the barn, catching and destroying it and embers from the barn caught the dwelling and destroyed it. No one was at home at the time except Mrs. Stephens who was powerless to prevent the devastation. The place was occupied by Mr. John Stephens and belongs to Mrs. Cannon, a resident of Waycross. The loss was approximately $500.00 or $600.00.

HOMELAND CITY ELECTION. Citizens of Homeland met in mass meeting Wednesday at City Hall and after a discussion the following names were placed upon a ticket to be voted for in the approaching election, the first Tuesday in January: Mayor, T.W. Wrench or C.W. Waughtel; Recorder, Sterling Ackerman; Councilmen, J.P. Garrison, R.F. Wainwright, Julian Crews, Arthur Roberts, Fred Kottman, M.M. Toy and Grover Guinn.

SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTION. Annual election of School Trustees Monday resulted in the following selections: Folkston Consolidated District: E.B. Stapleton, Mrs. N.R. Mizell, J.C. Littlefield, Jr.; St. George Consolidated District, F.F. Osterman; Moniac Consolidated District, Aaron Thrift; Winokur District, S.A. Crews, J.C. Howard; Sardis District, R.C. Taylor, J.W. Johnson.

MRS. JOHN WILDES DIED. News of the death of Mrs. John Wildes was received Thursday from Waycross where they reside. Mrs. Wildes will be buried Friday at Corinth cemetery. She is survived by Mr. Wildes and two grown sons, J.P. and Mason Wildes.

LUNCH COUNTER AT GRAIN 7 GROCERY STORE. Frank Murray and J.W. Barber have been remodeling one side of the Folkston Grain and Grocery building for an up to date lunch counter to open Saturday. It is neat and cozy and Miss Jessie Mae Davis will work there.

DOUBLE WEDDING AT TRADERS HILL. Earnest Spatcher and Eugenia Lambert with Charles Shellman and Elizabeth Calley formed a quartet that made a double wedding party Saturday at Traders Hill with Rev. G.C. Johnson tying the nuptial knot.

December 29, 1933

DEATH OF V.C. JACOBS. YOUNGEST OF A FAMILY OF ELEVEN. The funeral of V.C. Jacobs, 71, who died at his residence at 701 N. Third Street in West Monroe Saturday afternoon was held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock with Rev. H.L. Driskell, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Hasley cemetery. He is survived by one son, Leon Jacobs of West Monroe; four daughters, Mrs. Alma Crane of Breaux Bridge; Mrs. Effie Alredge of Washington D.C. and Mrs. F.E. Jacobs and Miss Alberta Jacobs of West Monroe and a brother, Rev. G.H. Jacobs of Folkston. The deceased was the youngest son of a family of eleven of whom Rev. G.H. Jacobs, 82, is the only one now living and who writes the Herald this bit of family history: I was born November 29, 1859. I came to this county in 1880, married 1883. I turned to the Lord 1884 and have been fighting ever since. I have kept the faith. I am ready the time of my departure if at hand. We were with the shepherds Christmas morning and heard the angels singing Glory to God in the Highest. About 5:00 o'clock P.M. my friend Edgar Mills and son came to my place and gave me a nice piece of venison. It was a piece of the first one the young man had killed. I am like Isaac of old, I am fond of venison. I have killed many deer and bear but when a man gets old, they lay him on the shelf. The last deer I killed about 12 or 15 years ago was the last venison I ate until now. -- G.H. JACOBS

LITTLE EDWARD JACOBS DIED. Edward Jacobs, thirteen month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jacobs of Waycross, died last Friday. The child's death is mourned by its parents and little sister, Virginia, of Waycross; grandfather, Rev. G.H. Jacobs and two uncles, Fred and Curt Jacobs of Folkston.

TWIN BABIES. Twins were born to the wife of Harry Snowden on December 26th, a boy and a girl. All concerned are reported by Dr. McCoy to be getting along as well as could be expected.

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