2018-02-14 / Other Jenkins News

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– This Date in 1932

Mr. M. Marks, who has dissolved partnership with S. Steinberg, will open for business next week in the J.C. Wilson building and solicits the patronage of his former patrons. He carries popular merchandise at low prices.

Wednesday, about 10 o’clock, the home belonging to Mrs. Smith and occupied by her and her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sims Reeves, was badly damaged by fire.

Unemployed white men numbering nearly 500 rioted in Jacksonville, Florida demanding discharge of Negro workers and their replacement by white labor. Police finally arrested three leaders and prevailed upon the mob to disperse, but one white man was seriously slashed by an employed Negro. The incident occurred after a published request for 100 men and one foreman to report for work today. The crowd of 500 applicants for the positions formed a mob and drove a crew of Negro laborers from construction of a new filling station nearby after the foreman refused to discharge the Negroes.

R. E. Hughes is appointed as temporary County Agent for Jenkins County.

Mrs. C.E. Reeves is named President of the Millen Woman’s Club. Mrs. Brantley Daniel is named Vice-President and Mrs. Alex Boyer, Recording Secretary.

Millen’s celebration honoring the George Washington Bicentennial will be held at the High School Auditorium Friday evening. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of this great American.

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