2017-10-25 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1935

Work on the Community House is progressing rapidly and it will be one of the most imposing structures of the town. Louis Wright is pushing hard the construction of the fish hatchery – and when completed will be the largest lake in the county.

Not a single passenger was killed in steam railroads in the U.S. in the first six months of 1935, according to reports just compiled by the railroads of the country and made public by executives in Atlanta.

Millen congratulates its Augusta patrons on the completion of the long delayed highway paving, and Millen merchants contemplate offering special trade incentives, one day of each week, to be known as “Augusta Day.” It is now only an hour’s ride from Augusta to Millen.

Parker Mercantile advertises 56th Anniversary Sale: blankets $4.19; ladies’ silk hose, 65 cents; ladies’ pumps, oxfords, straps footwear, $4.85; and 20% discount on hardware, furniture, stoves and tools.

There were 9,490 bales of cotton ginned in Jenkins County from the crop of 1935 prior to Oct. 18th, 1935. This compares with 6,066 bales ginned to Oct. 18, 1934.

Wudie Gay and Hunter Rackley of the Freshmen Class of the High School were crowned king and queen at the Halloween carnival on Friday night. Others in the race were: Grace Williams and Ronald Smith from the Sophomore class; Mary Scott and Joe Bradley of the Junior Class; and Mary Neal and Everitt Snipe from the Senior Class.

Warren C. Algood was painfully injured Tuesday afternoon when a road machine he was driving stopped and threw him in front of it and passed over him He suffered a broken shoulder, fractured rib and badly injured leg.

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