2017-05-03 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1930

Joe Applewhite, local farmer, who was present at the “Open Air” malaria control meeting was asked how he plans to handle the malaria problem on his farm. Mr. Applewhite said that he intends to buy quinine in large quantities and oversee distribution to farm hands during mosquito season. He further stated that he did not anticipate any trouble getting the workers to take it as most seemed glad to get it.

National Health Education Week to be celebrated locally with a Health Queen being crowned from Jenkins County High School girls. All have been tried and tested by all means possible to find the most perfect specimen and she will crowned on the courthouse square during festivities.

The culmination of Health Week activities will be a moving picture show on health at the auditorium. Several addresses from area health professionals are also planned for the event.

Sunday afternoon, late, two negroes, Rodney Sapp and Ike Jackson, started a fuss near the Massey Service Station in Perkins. Roscoe Young, a young white man, interfered on account of the presence of ladies at the station and was forced to whip Jackson before he would leave. Jackson returned later and fired into the filling station in which there were a number of men. Some were cut by flying glass and one man was shot in his cap. Jackson was overpowered and Deputy Dwelle arrested him and lodged him in jail here.

J.B. White and Company celebrates 56th anniversary. Local citizens are encouraged to shop at White’s in Augusta “where your grandparents shopped before you.”

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