Excerpted, with permission, from the Havana Herald, Havana, FL. www.HavanaHerald.net
Articles were photographed by Angela Cassidy and typed by Eunice Herren. Where the full names of people are known,
they have been added in parentheses by Angela Cassidy.
|Salem Methodist Church--February 1947
This is the first in a series of pictures featuring Havana's churches. The Salem Methodist Church recently installed
|Scouts Observe Boy Scout Week
Scouting displays placed in local merchants windows, attendance at the Salem Methodist Church last Sunday, and a weiner roast and get together at the City Hall last Thursday evening marked Troop 211's activities in observance of Boy Scout Week, February 7-13. The window displays depicting scouting crafts and carrying the slogan, "Scouts of today--building for tomorrow," were set up by Scouts Haroldd Burt, (Bert) Jr., Howard Grey (Gray), Jr., Winston Sapp, Jr., John Dolan, and Ray Gregory. Scoutmaster Pearce stated that future programs for outing, camping trips, and all around Scout work promised to be entertaining as well as educational for the boys and urged all boys not already in the Scouts to join up. The present roster of Troop 211 is made up of the following boys: Panther Patrol, Dan Miller, Ray Gregory, Dick Williams, Kenneth Haskins, Harold Bert, Winston Carter, Lion Patrol, David Burns, Don Butler, Billy Cowart, Winston Sapp, Francis Hough, and the Eagle Patrol, Howard Grey, Bobby Harrell, John Dolan, Jimmy Boynton, Grady Merritt, Herman Brady and Dicky Fisher.
|Ten New Members join V. F. W. Post
The Roscoe Watson Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, at its regular meeting last Monday forged ahead in its membership drive with the additin of ten new members, an increase of more than 20 percent. The Reds walked away with the honors as they turned in the most members. Sworn in were: Corry Bryant, Olen E. Kelly, Bennie Moore, John F. Freeman, William M. Lang, Lewis Walsh, Edward L. Blackburn and Robert A. Doll. Total membership now numbers 54. Commander Yawn appointed a committee to investigate sites for a V. F. W. home and report on them at the next meeting. Plans for the dance were completed and the meeting adjourned.
|Over the Editor's Desk
Editor, Havana Herald:
"Where Is Havana's Band?"
A lot of us have heard quite a bit about band practice and drills but the question in our minds is: "Where is Havana's band?" Why doesn't it appear at the basketball games? The citizens of Havana are proud of their high school band and would like to hear it in action. The best opportunity for the band to give out is at our basketball games. We've all heard the Leon High band giving nice shows at the Leon games. Why not the Havana High band? Certainly the band members would get a thrill out of playing duing their school's basketball games. And what better experience could they get than actually playing for the public before a sizeable audience. Our basketball is drawing large attendance of the home town people. Let the band play where it will be appreciated.
We all admit the band needs uniforms but that is no issue to raise. The Leon band seldom wears uniforms for the school's home games. Anyway, it won't be seen so much at a basketball game, but it will be heard.
Our band rated highly and came in for much praise at the competitions last year. Let's get it limbered up and in the public eye this year. Take the kids to the basketball games and have them play. Get them experienced for this year's band competitions. We think the basketball fans would like to see and hear our ban at each game. Do you? How about starting at Tallahassee next week?
Yours very truly, H. R. Bert.
|Birthday Dinner Party Given C. B. Shelfer
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar (Lamar and Mabel) Miller entertained C. B. Shelfer, Sr., last Sunday with a dinner party celebrating his 77th birthday. The dinner table was attractively decorated with pink camellias and pink candles. After the dinner Mr. Shelfer received many attractive gifts. Those who enjoyed this party were Mr. and Mrs. A. O. (Alex and Penny) Shelfer, Mrs. E. B. (Lillian) Shelfer and E. B. Shelfer, Jr., of Quincy; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. (Jim and Cliffie) Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Potter (Potter and Mae) Woodbery, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. (C.B. and Elizabeth) Shelfer, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gregory and Mrs. Warren (Helen) Lester.
|McFarlands Entertain at Bridge
The E. B. McFarlands entertained on Wednesday night, February 5, with a desert bridge party. Several progressions of games were played. Prizes were given for high score and also to players who held one hundred honor in one hand and bid and made a game. Mr. Bud Henderson won high score. At the two tables were Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith, and the host and hostess.
|Presbyterian Auxiliary Has Study Course
The Presbyterian Auxiliary held a study course last week in the home of Mrs. J. S. Cantey, in Hinson. The book, "Now is the Time," by Dr. C. Darby Fulton, was reviewed by a group of Presbyterian women from Quincy. Mrs. Dean had charge of the study and gave the introductions and conclusion. Five members of the Quincy church each reviewed a chapter of the book. At the conclusion of the study, cake and coffee were served. Members of the Havana Auxiliary present were Mrs. C. V. Butler, Mrs. Ernest Quarterman, Mrs. Paul Smith, Mrs. O. M. Tillis, Mrs. J. L. Reinhardt, Mrs. Ed. Bell and Miss Louise Quarterman. Members from the Quincy church present were: Mesdames Dean, Gregory, Bell, Kennedy, and Miss Mary Love.
|Bridge Club Meets With Mrs. L. W. Powell
The Bridge club met on Wednesday, February 5, at the home of Mrs. L. W. (Lois) Powell. A series of games was enjoyed. Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton won high score and Mrs. Clarence (Olive) Morgan was awarded the cut prize. Chicken salad sandwiches, cake and coffee were served as refreshments. Those who enjoyed this party were: Mesdames John Boynton, Clarence Morgan, C. McCall, G. B. (Claudia) Poppell, Claude (Leo) Arrington, Misses Laura Howren, Mary Nicholson and the hostess, also one visitor, Mrs. Mary Clements.
Miss Florence Rogers of Los Angeles, Calif., is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. Gus (Bessie) Bert. Before returning home she plans to visit in Washington and spend some time in New York with her sister there.
Mrs. L. W. Cooper and Miss Louise Holman spent last Sunday with Mrs. Ruby Womack and her mother, Mrs. De Costa.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Bert had as their dinner guests last Sunday evening, Mr. Bert's parents and brother, Jack, and his aunt, Miss Florence Rogers from California.
Jim Miller had as his guest recently John Hankit of St. Petersburg. Both are students at the University of Florida.
Miss Nonnie Lee Elkins, critic teacher at F. S. C. W. demonstration school, enjoyed the past week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Elkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman announce the arrival of a baby girl on January 15, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tullos are the proud parents of a son, born January 22, 1947.
Jack Richardson, a student at the University of Florida, is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Richardson.
Friends of John Dolan will regret to learn that he is in Cairo hospital following an operation last Friday.
Bobby Ellinor is recuperating from a tonsilectomy performed last Saturday.
Sarah Boynton met her husband from Duke University last week in Augusta, Ga. Mr. (John) Boynton was accompanied by his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hordur (and Sarah Ross) Helgason, who later came back to Havana with Mrs. Boynton. Mr. and Mrs. Helgason will be here for several weeks while waiting for their sailing reservations. They plan to sail from New York to Iceland where they will make their home. Mr. Helgason has recently graduated from Duke University with an AB degree in political science.
Mrs. Lera Shepard, Miss Willara Shepard, Miss Lou Arnold and Mr. Howard Koch, all of Washington, D. C., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Canty in Hinson.
Miss Sarah Routon, Miss Ann Stinson and Miss Lois Harris from Florida State College were week-end guests of Miss Routon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Routon.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Thomas of Birmingham spent a few hours last week at the Hearld office. Mrs. Thomas is the niece of Mr. Fred L. Harris.
Friends of Mr. M. E. McCorquodale visited him last Sunday to congratulate him on his birthday.
Friends and relatives of Miss Caroline Tillis enjoyed dinner with her on her birthday last Sunday.
Mrs. C. E. Tillis and Mrs. N. R. Roddenbury spent a few days in Jacksonville last week.
Mrs. J. C. Morgan, Jr., is visiting her mother and sisters in Orlando. Mr. Morgan joined her there this past Saturday.
Students home from the University of Florida at the "between the semester" period, are Bill Spooner, Edgar Gunson, James Nicholson, Jim Miller and Bill Clark.
Mrs. W. V. (Sara) Smith and Mrs. O. M. (Elma) Tillis spent last Thursday in Bainbridge.
Bill Dunnavant spent last week-end in Havana visiting his mother and friends.
Jack Womack, who is attending Alabama Poltechnic Institute at Auburn, Ala., spent last week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Womack.
M. F. (Merrill) Ellinor, of St. Petersburg, visited last week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. (Lawson and Roberta) Ellinor, Sr.
Friends are glad to see Mr. and Mrs. L. B. (Byron and Frances) Ellinor, Jr., and family here over the week-end.
Misses Hazel Stallings and Connie Stringer of Tallahassee spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. F. Stallings.
Mrs. Jack May is a patient in Jackson County Hospital, Marianna, Fla.
by Mrs. J. F. Stephens, Jr.
Mr. Edgar Gunson was home from the university at Gainesville with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gunson, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Hinson and Mrs. C. F. Noack spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. O. (Alex and Penny) Shelfer in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Faircloth of Quincy spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stephens.
Mrs. E. Faircloth spent Monday in Bainbridge on business.
Mr. Oliver Woodward from Chattahoochee is spending this week with Mrs. Ophelia Woodward and Mrs. Willard Fairchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith of Tallahassee visited Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Smith Sunday.
|Mr. and Mrs. Scott Entertain at Bridge
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Scott entertained at their home Tuesday night with a dinner and bridge party. Guests were served at the card tables, and each table was attractively decorated with lace mats and other Valentine motifs. After the dinner, bridge was enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McFarland, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Henderson, and the host and hostess. Mrs. McFarland won the high score prize and Mr. Henderson the cut prize.
|V. F. W. Dance
Charlie Adams and his seven piece orchestra are scheduled to play at the V. F. W. round dance tomorrow night, according to Elbert Poppell, chairman of the dance arrangements. An award of a box of Valentine candy will be made to the best dancers on the floor. Everyone is invited. Proceeds from the dance will go to the building fund of the Roscoe Watson Post.
A few of the members and guests who enjoyed the Woman's Club Tea and art exhibit, Feb. 4, were: Mrs. W. W. Truluck,
Mrs. Louis DeJarnette, Mrs. Maggie Walsh, Mrs. Ann Nicholson, Mrs. R. D. Blackmon, Mrs. Potter (Mae) Woodbery, Mrs. Carl (Rosalie)
Moreland, Mrs. Harold (Jean) Bert, Mrs. J. H. Crickenburger, Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton, Mrs. Gladys Dowling, Mrs. Aubrey (Kathleen)
Butler and Mrs. J. W. (Helen) Sapp.
|Alewine to Publish "My Florida" Soon
Plans are underway to publish "My Florida" in sheet music form in the near future. Hobson Alewine who wrote both the words and music says. Many have heard the song as part of entertainment programs for the past several months before and since it was printed by the Kiwanis International a short time ago. Not being equipped, at present, with notes, "music notes that is, "we pass on to you the words of "My Florida."
I sing your praise, My Florida,
Oh Florida, My Florida,
I love your lakes, Your sandy shores,
Oh Florida, My Florida,
You are a joy to every race,
Oh Florida, My Florida,
As all young girls are, she is active and a loud talker, but maybe she takes that after her sister who graduated from H. H. S. last year. She is a blonde with blue eyes and is about four feet ten or eleven inches tall. She is a fast talker and the gum she is usually chewing adds to the problem of trying to figure out what she is saying. She does not have a special boy friend, but is seen flirting with them all. And oh, yes she is ususally called "Squirrel."
(Answer: Beatrice Lambert. Last week's description was of Carl Driver.)
It seems that nearly all the students took advantage of the holiday, Monday, Feb. 3, while all the teachers were slaving away at the District Teachers' Meeting at Tallahassee. A group of students got up bright and early, packed a picnic lunch, and headed for Orchard Pond. Those who went on the picnic were: Donald Williams, Pat Butler, Bobby Miller, Dan Miller, Gene Leverett, Buddy Robertson, Jim Morgan, Virginia Dunnavant, Deede Robertson, Frances Powell and Barbara Powell.
Nellie Yawn, Odene Brock, Mary Alice Averett and Lelia Mae Brock spent the day in Tallahassee.
Edwina Whittle and Milladeen Harvell spent their holiday in Quincy.
It must be wonderful being out of school for a whole week. The boys from the University of Florida who are in Havana seem to be enjoying the Spring holidays. The boys who are home for this week are Billy Spooner, Edgar Gunson, James Nicholson, Jimmy Miller, and Billy Clark.
Martha Pearl Sanders didn't enjoy her week-end and holiday. Seems that she had to make a few unpleasant visits--to the dentist, that is.
Miss Nina Jean Lester spent the week-end in Havana with Carol Ellinor.
We have a new student in the ninth grade who moved here from Marianna. He isn't exactly new because he has lived here and gone to school here before. Guess you all know that I'm refering to Ray McClellan.
Ross Ellwood spent the week-end in Cypress visiting relatives.
|County Hospital Bond Election to Be Called
Quincy -- Machinery is being set up to call a county wide bond election for funds to construct the Gadsden County Memorial Hospital. At a special meeting of the Gadsden County Hospital directors last week it was announced that an additional $300,000 was needed. Representatives from the city and county as well as civic organizations were present. After receiving several sites for the proposed hospital it was agreed the hospital should be built at East Jefferson on the site of the former Elk's club. The Hospital Board signed a contract to employ the firm of Roberts and Company of Atlanta, Ga., to make an estimate of cost, furnish drawings, sketches and do preliminary work and report to the board at the earliest possible time.
|1933-1947 Havana Motor Company
R. A. (Bob) Ellinor, Manager; Laverne Laing, Bookkeeper; C. R. Hanlon, Manager Parts Department; Elbert ("Bully") Poppell, Parts Department; W. F. Dunn, Service Manager. Mechanics-- Ladd Maxwell, Lester Sadler, Cecil Sadler, Clyde Keen, and Lamar Andrews.
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