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.
|Mrs. C. T. Tullos Dies
Havana was saddened this week by the death of Mrs. C. T. Tullos, who for many years has been a resident of this community. She had been in ill health for the past three years. The shocking news of the sudden death of a sister precipitated the condition that resulted in death on Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Prior to the period of bad health Mrs. Tullos had been active in church and school work having been a member of the Homemakers Sunday School Class of the Baptist Church, the Missionary Society and the P. T. A. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Chruch on Friday, Feb. 21st at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. J. D. Willingham and Rev. E. F. Quarterman officiating. Interment will be at the Havana (Woodland) Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, C. T. Tullos; one son, C. W. Tullos; three daughters, Mattie May, Anita and Julia Ann Tullos, all of Havana; five brothers, Charlie, Henry and Austin May, of Forest, La.; Cecil May, of Havana, and Berry May, of Port Arthur, Tex., and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Keen, of Forest, La., and Mrs. Lelia May Brock, of Liberty, Miss. Butler-Morgan, funeral directors.
|Havana School News
D. A. R. Girl Chosen
Bobby Ellinor has been out of school for several days to have his tonsils removed.
The Boy Scouts of Havana were honored with a wiener roast last Thursday at the Boy Scout camp. The ten who attended had a grand time.
On Feb. 7 a large group of young people attended an informal dance given by Montez Haskins at the Havana City Hall. The hall was decorated with blue and white crepe paper. Punch and cup cakes were served for refreshments.
Fred Poppell spent last week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G. (Brink and Claudia) Poppell, of Concord, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale spent Wednesday in Carrabelle and Panacea.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watson had as their guests at a turkey dinner given Wednesday night, Mrs. Nelson Cliatt and Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale.
Everyone enjoyed the chapel program which the juniors presented to the High School last Friday morning. Different ones of the class impersonated the different teachers.
Helen, let's not be untrue to Raymond by walking home after church at night with another boy.
Leo, you may have to get someone else to play cupid. I hear that the one you have now is becoming tired.
Maybe you took our advice, Mary Ann. Be shame, making your little brother give up his seat in the show for David.
Elsie W. (Walsh) is seen a "right smart" lately with a handsome "Coonbottom" Romeo.
Nellie (Yawn), looks like you got some competition. If she's that wild and wooly, can't you just rope and tie her up?
When Mr. Strange is late for class, Joye (Hitson), that's no time for you and Emory A. (Atkinson) to exchange love licks.
Marilyn, we hear Fred almost missed his bus in trying to get a chance to say goodnight to you. Couldn't you have made the situation less difficult?
Frances (Powell), you shouldn't treat Donald (Williams) so rough. Just think of him losing all that wavy hair.
Just what is it that Ross (Ellwood) has that attracts Virginia (Dunnavant) and Deede (Robertson)? Pat (Butler) and Bobby (Harrell) had better look over the situatin and find this secret attraction.
I bet Maryzell (Haskins) is looking forward to another band festival if it is held in Tallahassee. She seems to know quite a few boys in Tally.
A foursome from Concord seems to like Saturday midnight shows very well now that there are new seats.
Harold Kelly, tell us why you like the dime stores in Tally on Saturday night. Now, don't tell us you are a lone wolf!
Janie Lee, better let him use your glasses since he has such a hard time trying to see the show in such a position.
All the girls were swooning the other day when they saw Walt Walsh getting down (the jack)?. They thought for a minute it was a sailor.
Martha P. (Pearl Sanders) we're getting very impatient with you. You never give us anything to talk about.
Mary Alice (Avirett) and Odene (Brock) really do get around and I mean around. Seems they are learning a new jitterbug step!
Jesse has such nice handwriting, girls. Can't you get him to write you a few notes?
The characters in the play last Friday had a hard time trying to get material to imitate the teachers. Surely they know them better than that after all these years.
A Navy jacket is certainly getting a lot of wear lately.
Call Meeting of P. T. A. Held February 18th
A call meeting of the Havana P. T. A. was held Tuesday, Feb. 18th, the regular meeting having been postponed the previous week on account of the school being closed.
Catherine Willingham read the Scripture and a prayer was delivered by Prof. D. F. Burns.
Mrs. Ellinor's third grade gave a delightful skit entitled, "Tarts and Valentines."
During the business session it was decided that Thursday, March 13th, be designated as P. T. A. Fathers night.
Various reports were given and a nominating committee for next year's officers was appointed by the president as follows: Mrs. Aubrey Butler, Mrs. Potter Woodbery and Mrs. Carl Moreland.
The January report of the lunch room committee was given by Mrs. E. D. Weatherly. It is interesting to note that 4,084 lunches were served during the month of January, the average being 205 a day. The sale of these lunches amounted to $688.04. Other items of the report were: Spent for food, $897.55; spent for labor, $185.00, U. S. D. A. claim, $351.99.
A request was made for donations for kitchen towels for the lunch room.
The third and twelfth grades won the percentage attendance awards.
Grade I-The students are proud of their new books. They are making excellent progress in the new books.
Grade II--Bobby Ellinor had his tonsils removed Saturday, Feb. 8. He was absent a few days from school because of this operation.
Grade III--The third grade students, under the supervision of Mrs. Ellinor, presented a play "Tarts and Valentines," to the P. T. A. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Characters were: King of Hearts, Charles Harris Dudley; Queen of Hearts, Patsy Fischer; Knave of Hearts, Sylvia Sapp; Princess, Helen Woodbery; Ladies of All Work, Merle Love, Alice Hough and Imogene Roper; Scullery Maids, Mable Mills, Virginia Baggarly, Janet Wilcox and LaVerne Butler; Court Scrubbers, Betty Shelfer and Miriam Cowart; Head Bookkeeper, J. C. Hinson; Ladies in Waiting, Jean Harvel, Carol Jean Graham and Mary Jea Butler; Pages, Bernard Lester, Bobby Arrington and Felix Henderson; Gentlemen of Bed Chamber, Ellon Peavy and Billy Williams.
Grade IV--Mary Dale Woodbery and Potter Woodbery, who attended the Florida State Fair in Tampa, gave a full report to the class on what they saw and did while there.
Edward Merrit passed from the fourth grade to the fifth grade.
The fourth grade students are on an imaginary trip around the world. Miss Moore is taking them on a side trip to Palestine.
Grade VI--The sixth grade students drew an old castle that was built during the middle ages. They also drew a map of the Dominion of France.
Grade VII--They are studying about some of our Northern neighbors in geography. These countries are: Canada, Labrador, and Newfounland. In history they are studying about the great presidents, Jackson and Jefferson.
Grade VIII--It seems that Charles Daniels is the only genius in the class.
Grade IX--The ninth grade is going to elect reporters to report their grade news for each week. This is a good example for all to follow.
Grade X--The tenth grade must be awful dull or else they don't want their news published in the paper. They never have any for us.
Grade XI--The eleventh grade put on in chapel an impersonation of all the high school teachers recently. The following is a list of the students and who they are impersonating: Carl Driver, Mr. Burns; Harold Bert, Mr. Walker; Bobby Miller, Mr. Strange; Frances Powell, Mrs. Lester; Odene Brock, Mrs. Daniels; Elizabeth Jones, Mrs. Smith; Ruth Merrit, Miss Nicholson; Mary Ann Nicholson, Miss Moore.
Grade XII--The seniors are working hard getting news to be put into the "Havana Herald."
|Bridge Club Meets With Mrs. E. H. Routon
The weekly gathering of the Havana Bridge Club met with Mrs. E. H. Routon on Feb. 12th. Due to the absence of several regular members, the second table was composed of guests. Several progressions were played, after which Mrs. Routon served refreshments. High score prize was presented to Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton, with cut prize going to Mrs. J. W. (Helen) Sapp. Members and guests present were: Mrs. Hobson (Dewey) Alewine, Mrs. Marvin (Thelma) Miller, Mrs. L. W. (Lois) Powell, Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton, Mrs. J. W. (Helen) Sapp, Mrs. Aubrey (Kathleen) Butler, Mrs. Conrad (Belle) Harrell and Mrs. J. G. (Grace) Fischer.
|Fanny Taylor Circle Meets With Mrs. Davis
The Fanny Taylor Circle of the Baptist Woman's Missionary Society met on Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Thurmon Davis. The Mission Study Book, "Shining Like the Stars," was taught by Mrs. Fanny DeLacy and Mrs. Clark Plemmons. Plans were made to have a cottage prayer service at 3:30 on Feb. 25th. During the social hour, chicken salad and coffee were served to the following members: Mesdames E. H. Routon, Bud Henderson, Ira Reeves, C. E. Tillis, Baggarly, Fanny DeLacy, Tom Cook, Charlie Darsey, Joe Perry, W. L. Williams, Sr., W. L. Williams, Jr., M. D. Walker, Frank Stephens, Sr., Geo. Pondor, Clark Plemmons and the hostess.
|Choir Entertained On Valentine Day
The Baptist choir held it's weekly practice Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robinson. Guests for the evening were Mrs. D. F. Burns, Mrs. Glover Kemp, Mr. Clark Plemmons and Rev. J. D. Willingham. Mrs. Robinson used the Valentine motif in her refreshments, having heart shaped cookies, heart candies and fruit juice. Ten regular choir members were present.
|Mr. and Mrs. Helgason Honored At Parties
A series of parties were given last week honoring Sarah Ross and Hoddi Helgason who are visiting here for short time before leaving to make their home in Iceland. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington entertained at dinner and bridge. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shelfer, of Quincy, and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Boynton, Jr., of Tallahassee enjoyed this party with the honoree.
Miss Carolyn Tillis was hostess on Friday evening at dinner, and later the guests attended the basketball game.
Sunday a picnic at the Tillis camp was enjoyed by the Helgasons, Bill Dunnavant and Carolyn Tillis.
A delightful dinner party on Monday evening was given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bert. Those who enjoyed this entertainment with the Helgasons were: Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. (Bob and Thelma) McDavid.
|Miss Rogers Honored At Luncheon
Mrs. Gus (Bessie) Bert entertained for her sister, Miss Florence Rogers, Thursday with a luncheon at her home in Scotland. Friends of the hostess who enjoyed this visit with Miss Rogers were Mesdames O. M. Tillis, George Gregory, J. E. Robinson, E. H. Slappey, L. L. DeJarnette, Harold Rogers Bert and Harold C. Bert.
J. E. Robinson left his week-end to attend the Board of Trustees meeting at the John B. Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. Mr. Robinson is a member of the board and also a member of the board's finance committee. He was accompanied by Mrs. Robinson.
Mrs. A. E. Sasser, of Ashville, N. C., sister of Mrs. D. A. Butler, is visiting here for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Perry are new residents of Havana, having recently moved here from Marianna. Mrs. Perry is the sister of Mr. Bud Henderson.
Miss Audrey Ann Blackmon had as her guest Sunday Miss Mary Louise Lambert of Tallahassee.
Mrs. H. C. Fuller and Gladys Dowling of Tallahassee, and Mr. J. W. Chase, of Boston, Mass., visited Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lambert recently.
W. C. Lambert, Jr., of Tallahassee, enjoyed dinner with his parents Tuesday.
Mrs. W. A. Maxwell and son, Gearld, Mrs. Bill Clark, from Quincy, and Mrs. Johnnie Zamperi and son, Michael, from Mobile, visited relatives in Thomasville, Ga., Tuesday.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington on the arrival of a little daughter on Feb. 14th. She has been named Margaret Ann.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hooks and Mr. and Mrs. William Underhill combined a business and pleasure trip to Jacksonville Sunday and Monday.
Miss Virginia Bert was home this past week from F. S. C. W.
Mrs Jeanette Beard and little daughter, Lucia, of Jacksonville, are visiting Mrs. H. E. Masters.
Mrs. J. C. Morgan, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morgan, Jr., George Morgan and Miss Betty Fletcher visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred White and sons in Jacksonville Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ladd Maxwell have moved into their new home on Ninth Avenue.
Little Mary Scott has been confined to her home for a few days on account of illness.
Mrs. Ruth Staggars was called to Tampa Sunday on account of the illness of her mother, Mrs. Ruth Shelfer. She was accompanied by Mrs. L. M. Lewis.
Mary Ann Whipple has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. R. Pickering, in New Orleans. While there she enjoyed the Mardi Gras festivities.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Phillips, of Jacksonville, spent last week-end here with Mrs. Phillips parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Blackburn.
Mr. and Mrs. Orus Chaires and their children of Miami, Mrs. Tom Green Chaires and Miss Eleanor Chaires, of Tallahassee, visited with Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Singleton last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Penn and children, Linda and Donald, Jr., of Panama City, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale.
Hugh Maxwell entertained a group of boys with a wiener roast at his home Friday night. Those present were John Dolan, Herman Brady, Kenneth Haskins, Charles and Johnnie Daniels.
|Circle Meets With Mrs. J. E. Robinson
Mrs. J. E. Robinson was hostess to the T. M. Johns and the Louise Brantley Circles on Monday afternoon at 2:30 at her home on Main Street. A course on missions was studied from the book "Shining Like the Stars," by Harold E. Dye, of Clovis, New Mexico. Mrs. E. D. Weatherly and Mrs. L. W. Shelfer taught the class. Following the study, cake, coffee and salted nuts were served to the following members: T. M. Johns Circle--Mesdames R. L. Davis, Jr., E. L. Driver, Hoyt Herrng, Bryant (Phoebe) Walsh, L. W. Shelfer and E. G. Pierce. The Louise Brantley Circle--Mesdames Lewis (Hazel) Graham, Billy (Beth) Poppell, J. D. Halstead, R. D. Blackmon, Conrad (Belle) Harrell, J. A. Daw, T. T. Jeffcoat, W. B. Haskins, T. E. Jefferson, J. S. White, E. E. Daniels, J. H. Dodson and E. D. (Pearl) Weatherly.
The Woman's Missionary Union of the Concord Baptist Church met Tuesday afternoon at the church. The Royal Service program was used with Mrs. L. E. Butler in charge. The subject ws "The Jews and Arabs." There were nine members in attendance. Miss Roumelle Bowen, associated director of the Florida Baptist Training Union, gave a very inspirational talk at the B. T. U. Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. (Francis and Nell) Perkins and Jerry spent Sunday with Mrs. Perkins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Sims, in Brimson, Ga.
T. N. (Thomas Nathan) Darsey made a business trip to Quincy Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Strange and Tommy visited Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Rowan in Greensboro Sunday.
Miss Roumelle Bowen, of Tallahassee, visited relatives in this community Sunday.
Miss Louise Walsh, of Tallahassee, was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. (Jim and Claudia) Walsh, this week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wheeler, of Bainbridge, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Darsey and Annette visited Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walsh Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. (Oliver and Claudia) Stephens spent Sunday in Bainbridge with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Johnson.
The Rev. E. A. Milton, pastor of the Baptist Church, spent last week in the Chipola Association in a Sunday School enlargement campaign.
Mrs. Don (Nancy) Warlick and Donna, of Valdosta, were the guests of Mrs. Warlick's mother, Mrs. T. L. (Nora) Edwards.
Arthur Finkley, of Aucilla, visited his mother, Mrs. Alice Finkley, Tuesday.
Misses Madie and Blannie Walsh of Tallahassee visited relatives in this community last week.
|Havana's Girls' Team Plays Attapulgus Today
A group of Havana girls have recently formed a basketball team and will play their first game with Attapulgus Thursday, Feb. 20 at the school gym. Due to organizing so late there will be only a few games played this season, however a second game will be played with Bainbridge next week. It is hoped that next year this team will get started early in the season and give the town a girls' winning basketball team. Players at this time are: Katherine Peabody, Roseline McGill, Sarah Brock, Eula Stallings, Pauline Stallings and Laverne Laing. New players are invited to join.
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