Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1931
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
October 2, 1931
FERMER VICKERY KILLED. Friday evening four lads were riding in an automobile driven by David Littlefield when opposite the T.W. Wrench home in Homeland it struck a truck in a head-on collision wrecking both cars. Fermer Vickery, riding in the back seat, died. Warren Braddock, Louie Passieu and David Littlefield were injured. Fermer was a most popular little fellow, a student in our school and Sunday School and was eleven years old, as were David and Warren. Louie is 15 years old. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church by Rev. H.C. Griffin with the largest attendance ever at a funeral here. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vickery; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Allen and Annie Jane Vickery; two brothers, W.B. and J.W. Vickery, Jr.
FIRE PROTECTION ASSN. ORGANIZED. The timber owners of the lower end of Charlton organized the Big Bend Fire Protection Assn. last week. L. Knabb was chosen president; Noah Stokes, vice president and W.C. Hopkins as secretary-treasurer.
GRADY GIBSON PLACE SOLD. The transfer of the Grady Gibson place to C.H. Gibson was made this week. There was a mortgage on the property and Mr. Gibson deeded it to his brother with the understanding that he would pay it off. This is a part of the Gibson Tract and it was desirous of holding the tract intact.
MOONLIGHT FESTIVAL. The St. George PTA is planning a moonlight festival on the school house grounds for Wednesday evening. A program of music and games with drinks and eats will be given. The proceeds will go toward music books for the school.
October 11, 1931
PINEY BREEZE CAMP. Van Dell Bennett is now at the Piney Breeze Camp and will run it as an up-to-date place. He is a good mechanic.
WEDDING. During September Ordinary H.G. Gibson issued a license to marry to Charley Farron and Irene Pratter, of Folkston.
BURIAL PERMITS ARE NEEDED. From Grand Jury Presentments: We recommend to the City Council of Folkston that they establish regulations as to burials in the Folkston Cemetery. Complaints have been made that burials have been made without regard to location of lots or the procuring of permits.
DIPHTHERIA CASE. The small boy of Tommy Johns out on the swamp has recovered from an attack of diphtheria.
NEW BABY. Born - six and a half pound girl to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dinkins Tuesday. Mrs. Dinkins was formerly Miss Celeste Bennett.
NEW BABY. Olita Merle is the name given the lovely little girl that was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Gibson Monday. It weighed seven and a half pounds at birth. Mrs. Gibson is doing fine.
October 23, 1931
DEPRESSION DEEPENS. Jacksonville--Florida's northern tier of counties from Jacksonville to Pensacola joined hands today to form a barrier against an expected influx of jobless this winter. Sheriffs and county judges from a number of counties meeting here decided to turn back at the state line thousands of hoboes and other shiftless unemployed who may come to Florida during the next six months seeking work.
FORECLOSURE ON TELEPHONE CO. Action to foreclose on the telephone system will be taken in a few days. It is not known yet where the sale will be made as the company operates in three counties - Brantley, Charlton and Nassau.
MRS. JOEL HODGES FIGHTS INFECTION. The friends of Mrs. Joel Hodges will be sorry to learn that she is in the hospital in Jacksonville, undergoing treatment for a very bad leg caused by infection from an alligator bite.
INVENTOR DIED. Thomas Edison, the greatest mind of this age, passed into Eternity Sunday morning at his home in West Orange, N.J. at the age of 84.
WANTED: Subscribers of the Herald who are short of money, to pay their subscription in wood, grain or produce. One enjoys the paper more when it is paid for.
CAPTAIN WHITE DIED. Capt. B.A. White, pioneer steamboat captain who plyed the Satilla River for years, died Monday at his daughter's home in Indiana. His body was cremated and his ashes sent to Brunswick for burial.
COTTON GIN AT WORK. The local cotton gin has not been running regularly but it manages to handle all the cotton raised in Charlton. Only about 40 bales will be ginned this year. Seed is now selling locally for $12.50 per ton at the gin.
THREAT OF DIPHTHERIA. The diphtheria inoculation at the school this morning should bring out all the children as there seems to be sporadic cases in different parts of the county. Inoculations should stamp out this dread disease. Mothers should take their children ranging in age from 6 months up.
WEDDING. The marriage of Mr. William Rozier, Jr., Waynesville, and Mrs. Mollie Howard of Burnt Fort, was celebrated Wednesday at the home of Rev. W.O. Gibson at Sardis. Quite a number of friends were present while the happy couple stood on the porch of the home of Rev. Gibson. Mrs. Howard was Miss Mollie Prescott, daughter of the late John Prescott. She has been bridge keeper at Burnt Fort ever since that bridge has been built.
EMORY JACOBS DIED. Emory Jacobs, 15, student of Wacona High School, died at a Waycross hospital today after a short illness of meningitis. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Jacobs; two brothers, Neil and Cecil Jacobs and two sisters, Myra and Flora Jacobs, all of Jamestown. The funeral will be at First Presbyterian Church and interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
JOHN M. JOHNSON DIED. John M. Johnson, 43 years old, World War veteran, died Saturday in the veterans' hospital at Lake City, Fla. after an illness of three years. He was born in Charlton County and lived here almost all of his life until the past few years, the most of that time being in the hospital. He was the son of J.M. Johnson. He was buried by the side of his mother in Sardis Cemetery, Rev. W.O. Gibson officiating. He is survived by his father, one brother, W.J. Johnson; five sisters, Mrs. K.C. Haddock, Mrs. Brice George, Mrs. Susan McCullough, Mrs. J.J. Barrett and Mrs. J.M. Wilson.
October 30, 1931
NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Gibson announce the birth of a 8 1/2 pound daughter on October 22nd.
MRS. J.W. CALVERT DIED. The Herald learns that Mrs. J.W. Calvert, former citizen of St. George, died in Jacksonville several weeks ago. Her adopted daughter still lives there.
BILL BRUSCHKE HOME. Mr. William Bruschke arrived the past week from Kansas and will spend the winter with his father at their Homeland home.
EDITORIAL COMMENT. Folkston seems to be shaking the depression off for we now have three baby pool table places, basketball and tennis courts, many hunting parties, as well as picnics down to the salts for oysters and fish.