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.
|Havana Favored in District Tournament|
Play To Start Today At Tallahassee Armory
The Group 3, Class C Basketball Tournament gets under way at Tallahassee with the Havana Bears receiving a bye due to the withdrawal of White Springs. The Chipola Conference champions, according to Coach (Fred) Strange, have their biggest hurdle to cross when they play Greenville Friday night. Barring any mishaps of unlooked-for upsets in the early tournament play, Strange is looking toward Mt. Dora after that one.
Play will get under way today with Sopchoppy and Foley at 1:00 p.m.; Wellborn and Branford at 2:15; Crawfordville and Day at 3:30; Chattahoochee and Salem at 4:45; Greenville and Pinetta at 7:45; and Greensboro and Aucilla at 9:00. Mayo also received a bye as Lee withdrew from the tournament. The winners of tonight's round play Friday starting at 1:00 p.m. Havana's games are scheduled for 4:45 and 9:30 p.m. The consolation and final games are scheduled at 7:45 and 9 p.m. Saturday night.
Tournament personnel includes Fred Strange and E. L. Bowers, co-managers; B. J. Nelms, scorekeeper; C. L. Pearce, timer; O. D. Roberts, scoreboard operator; M. D. Walker, ticket agent; and E. B. McFarland, presentation of trophies.
|Alewine Purchase Completed Monday|
New Owner is Donald E. Penn Formerly of Bay City
The purchase of Alewine's store property by Donald E. Penn, of Panama City, was announced last Monday by Hobson Alewine. Mr. Penn has been a resident of the Bay City for the past five years, and was employed there by the J. A. Jones Construction Company, subsequently becoming manager of the B. & E. Stores, an auto supply chain until they sold out to individual operators recently.
Mr. Penn, on taking over Alewine's, announced that he is looking forward with pleasure to serving and working with the people of Havana. On several previous visits to Havana he states that he was impressed with the friendly hospitality and warm reception of the local residents, and is convinced that Havana is slated in the books for a progressive future. For the present the operation of the store will continue under the existing name, Penn said.
Prior to his tenure in Panama City, Mr. Penn was with the National Bank of Washington for 15 years, and while in Washington met and married Miss Grace McCorquodale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale, of Havana. Mrs. Penn plans to be associated with her husband in the store.
The Penns have two children, a daughter, Linda Ann, age 5, and a boy, Donald E., Jr., 15 months.
|New Cafe Opens In Havana Saturday
The Havana Cafe will open Saturday under the new ownership of Mrs. T. S. Yawn. Mrs. Yawn plans to serve three meals a day and the noonday meal on Sundays. She will feature home cooking and specialize in fried chicken and short orders. Assisting Mrs. Yawn will be Mrs. Austin Lambert.
|Miss Ann Butler and Mr. Paul Hartsfield To Wed In March
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Butler announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Annell, to Mr. Paul Frederick Hartsfield, of Tallahassee. Miss Butler graduated from the Havana High School in 1945. She is now a student at the Florida State College for Women and a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Mr. Hartsfield is a graduate of Leon High School and was attending school in Clinton, S. C., when he was called to the Army. He served as a major in the infantry. The wedding will take place on March 21st at the Baptist Church in Havana.
|Home Demonstration Club Monthly Meeting
The Havana Home Demonstration Club held its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 14 at the home of Mrs. W. L. Williams with Mrs. J. H. Sappington as co-hostess. A bulletin on "Camellia Growing" was read and discussed by members. The hostess carried out the Valentine motif in decorations and refreshments. Members present were: Mesdames W. B. Haskins, Mose (Tommye) Shelfer, M. E. (Mary Emma) McCorquodale, W. L. Williams, J. W. Sappington, P. W. (Edith) Shelfer, Maggie Walsh, Fannie DeLacy and Troy Sanders. Visitors were Mrs. Nellie Raker, foster mother of the club, Miss Mary Nicholson and Mrs. Mary Clemons. Mrs. W. B. Haskins is president of the club.
|Mrs. A. D. Lester Entertains at Luncheon
A delightful luncheon was given recently by Mrs. A. D. (Augustus Dickson) (Alma) Lester at her home in Quincy. Guests from Havana were Mrs. W. V. (Sara Lester) Smith, Mrs. D. A. Butler, Mrs. W. D. (Edith) Lester, and Mrs. O. M. (Elma) Tillis. Mrs. Clyde Maxwell, Mrs. Charles Trulock, of Climax, Ga., and Mrs. M. C. Williams, of Attapulgus, and Mrs. Paul Thompson, mother of the hostess, were also guests. A tour of several of the lovely gardens of Quincy was enjoyed after the luncheon.
|Bridge Club Meets With Mrs. Morgan
The weekly meeting of the Bridge Club was held at the home of Mrs. George (Mamie Lou) Morgan on Feb. 19. Members enjoyed an afternoon of games. Mrs. L. W. (Lois) Powell won high score prize, a double deck of playing cards, and cut prize, note paper, went to Mrs. Clarence (Olive) Morgan. Sandwiches, cake and coffee were served to Mesdames Marvin (Thelma) Miller, E. H. (Elma) Routon, Clarence Morgan, L. W. Powell, John (Sarah) Boynton and H. C. (Jean) Bert, members, and Mrs. Henry (Jean) Slappey and Mrs. Hordur (Sarah Ross Boynton) Helgason, guests.
|Surprise Party Given Carol Ellinor
About 40 members of the younger set enjoyed a surprise birthday party with Carol Ellinor Monday night, when her parents entertained for her at the City Hall. Carol was called to the hall for a discussion of a matter pertaining to traffic regulations, which turned out to be a greeting from her many friends who sang "Happy Birthday" when she entered. Dancing was enjoyed and punch and cake served.
|Mrs. E. H. Routon Entertains Sunday School Class
The Fidelis Sunday School Class of the Baptist Church held their regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 24, at the home of Mrs. E. H. (Elma) Routon, with Mrs. William Laing as co-hostess.
Mrs. C. G. Whipple, president, presided and Mrs. R. D. Blackmon gave the devotional. After a short business session, a social hour was enjoyed. The class has been enjoying Blue Bird favors and at the meeting each member told who had been their Blue Bird for the past month, and new Blue Bird names were exchanged. The following members enjoyed refreshments and this social meeting: Mesdames Thomas Jefferson, W. M. (Marge) Underhill, Check Dodson, W. S. Scott, Conrad (Belle) Harrell, C. G. Whipple, E. S. Holman, T. T. Jeffcoat, E. E. Daniels and R. D. Blackmon.
Mrs. Genia LeBlanc, of Mobile, flew home for a few days' visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chester, and her little son, Tommy LeBlanc.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Chester announce the arrival of a little son on Feb. 19.
Dural Walsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Audrey (Rossie Vickers) Walsh, from Ft. McClellan, Ala., visited here over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Hordur (Sarah Ross Boynton) Helgason are scheduled to sail for Iceland on Friday, Feb. 28. They are in New York this week.
Mrs. John O. (Sarah) Boynton, Denise and clarence have joined Mr. Boynton in Durham, N. C. They will be there for an indefinite time. Jimmie Boynton is staying with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. (Jim and Cliff) Harris, for the rest of the school year.
Mrs. D. M. (Tommye) Shelfer has been called to Moultrie, Ga., on account of the illness of her brother, J. C. Culpepper. She is also visiting her sister, Mrs. W. C. Lambert, in Thomasville.
Miss Lillian Day, of DeFuniak Springs, is a new resident of Havana. She is the new operator in Bernice's Beauty Shop.
Seen at the Opera in Tallahassee Monday night; Miss Marilyn Morgan, Mrs. Clarence Morgan, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan, Miss Emma Fletcher, Miss Mary Cowert, Miss Carolyn Tillis and Mrs. Jack Dudley, all of Havana.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McDaniel, of Alamo, Ga., and Mrs. Ralph Carlisle, of Cairo, Ga., visited their aunt, Mrs. J. H. (Christian) Sappington, last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Sanders had as their guests for the week-end Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Bermath, of Pensacola.
Miss Emily Womack, teacher at St. Marks,Fla., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Womack, Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Ethelene Butler was home last week-end visiting relatives and friends. Miss Butler is employed at Dale Mabry Field.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O. Jeffus, of Tallahassee, spent Sunday with Mrs. Claudia Jeffus.
Mrs. Roy Brady and her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Maxwell, enjoyed a week-end trip to Jacksonville.
Miss Martha Pierce is home from Jacksonville.
Rev. E. A. Milton is in Greenville this week teaching a study course.
Miss Ann Butler, student at F. S. C. W., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Butler, Jr., this week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Elec (Alex) Lockerman and daughter, Doris, of Quincy, were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. (Francis and Nell) Perkins Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry (John and Holland Walsh) Perritt, of Jacksonville, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perritt this week-end.
The Gadsden County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs met in Concord Feb. 20th at the Baptist Church. Miss Miriam Hines (later to become Mrs. James Mitchell), supervisor of county lunch rooms, spoke on "Cooperation of Home Demonstration Clubs with Lunch Rooms."
by Mrs. J. F. Stephens, Jr.
C. F. Noack flew to Washington Sunday evening due to the sudden death of his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith and daughter, Jean, visited in Attapulgus, Ga., Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. William Maxwell, of Calvary, Ga., spent Sunday with Mrs. Ophelia Woodward and Mrs. Pauline Fairchild.
Sam Laing spent part of last week with relatives in Tallahassee.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. (Alex and Penny) Shelfer, of Quincy, visited with Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Hinson and Mrs. C. F. Noack Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Faircloth, of Quincy, visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stephens Sunday night.
Jeanette Faircloth, of Quincy, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. E. Faircloth.
Mrs. E. Faircloth was in Bainbridge, Ga., Monday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Graham visited Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Harrison of Calvary, Monday.
C. D. Johnson, of Quincy, was speaker here for Layman's Day.
|Havana School News
Impersonations of H. H. S. Faculty
On Feb. 14, 1947, the members of the Junior Class presented a chapel program impersonating the Havana High School faculty. The devotional was a story, "The Prodigal Son," from "God's Trombones," a series of Negro sermons, read by Nell Yawn. Milladeen Harvell announced the program.
These are the members who participated in the program and whom they impersonated: Carl Driver, Mr. Burns; Ruth Merritt, Miss Nicholson; Odene Brock, Mrs. Daniels; Harold Bert, Mr. Walker; Elizabeth Jones, Mrs. Smith; Frances Powell, Mrs. Lester; Bobby Miller, Mr. Strange; Charles Stallings, George (Cromartie), the janitor; LaRue Whitfield, Mrs. Freeman; Mary Alice Averitt, Miss Cowart.
The program was enjoyed by everyone. Even the teachers could not help laughing at themselves.
P. T. A. Meeting
The February meeting of the P. T. A. was held in the Havana High School auditorium on Tuesday evening, Feb. 18. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Bert, president. The following program ensued:
Scripture, Kathryn Willingham; prayer, Mrs. Burns; playlet, "Tarts and Valentines," by the third grade. An offering was taken after a discussion of February as "Founder's Month." The business session found the following business transacted: A report of the committees was given by the chairman of the individual committees; Fathers Night was voted to be held on March 13; committees for the Spring Festival were appointed by Mrs. Duncan Lester.
The third and twelfth grades won the attendance contest. [based upon the total number of parents from each grade who attended]
Last week's description was of Ross Ellwood.
Band Receives Uniforms
After a long period of waiting, the members of the Havana High Band now have uniforms. The blue and gold jackets with white trousers and plumed caps were issued to the excited band members on February 17 under a rental system. Each band student pays $10 as a fee for the use of a uniform as long as he is in the band, regardless of the number of years. This is to go into a fund to help pay for the present uniforms and to purchase additional ones.
The band made its first appearance in full dress uniform in Tallahassee at the Leon vs. Havana basketball game, but it has not yet officially presented the new uniforms to Havana. It is reported that the band will parade through town at an early date in order that all who are interested in the band may see the new uniforms.
The writer has been asked by the Havana High Band to include the following note in his column:
"The members and director of the Havana High Band wish to publicly recognize and thank Mr. R. A. "Bob" Ellinor and its many friends who have untiringly rendered their financial and moral support. Without this aid, the rapid advancements which the band has made would have been impossible.
Third Grade--The third grade was given a Valentine party by their Grade Mothers Friday, Feb. 14th.
Fourth Grade--Potter and Mary Dale Woodbery attended the State Fair during the week-end of Feb. 8-9. When they returned to school Monday the class enjoyed a splendid report of what they saw at the Fair.
After the fourth grade returned from their trip to the Nile Valley, Miss Moore took them to Palestine for a view of the Holy Land.
Fifth Grade--Four pupils were absent from the fifth grade Monday because of illness.
Seventh Grade--The seventh grade enjoyed a Valentine party Friday, Feb. 14. They were served drinks, ice cream and cookies.
Eighth Grade--Charles Lester and Winston Carter have been appointed grade reporters.
Twelfth Grade--The Seniors are all beginning to get nervous as the day of their freedom approaches, but we've heard a few regrets about it, too.
New Basketball Uniforms
We know all of you went to the Leon game. What did you think of those new uniforms that the boys were sporting around? They consisted of a pretty pair of yellow trunks, and a royal blue jersey. They're really a relief from those old satin, bright-colored uniforms they'd been wearing for the past two years.
The boys and their coach, Mr. Fred Strange, wish to express their thanks to Shelfer & Ellinor Company who gave them these new uniforms and a new basketball. The new unniforms were given the Thursday before the Chipola Basketball Conference Tournament, but you know how you feel when you put on some brand new clothes--self-conscious and embarrassed--so they thought better of wearing them to so important a thing as that tournament, and then, too, they discovered that their opponents had almost the same colors.
From now on, starting from February 18th (when the Leon Lions were defeated) yu'll see our boys in those uniforms. Now we're all praying for another angel to send them some new warm-ups.
New Basketball Uniforms
James Nicholson and Edgar Gunson were home from the University of Florida for the week-end of February 15th.
Bill Dunnavant spent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, in Havana with his family.
Jim Miller showed his loyalty to the team and school by coming home for the big event of the year--the Havana-Leon game.
Those attending the concert given by the Monticello High School Band in Monticello last Thursday night were: Mrs. R. A. Ellinor, Carol and Bobby, Miss Mary Louise Cowart, Kenneth Martin, Nell Haviland and Bobby Harrell.
We have heard quite a few complaints this past week about our last dirt column. come on kids, don't bawl us out. After all, we have to write about someone and it might as well be you as the next victim.
Hey, Paul, Mr. Strange seems to enjoy picking on you, Carol (Ellinor) and Tootsie (Margaret Miller), doesn't he? Maybe you better start paying some attention to your lesson instead of the cute girl sitting next to you.
Miss Moore thought she'd break up that little love affair between Bookie (Robertson) and Ray, but it seems that love will prevail through everything and even anything. Oh, yes, Bookie, what did you mean when you said if we wanted to see some fireworks over Ray then you'd give 'em to us if some of those wolfish girls in school didn't quit flirting with him.
Nell (Yawn) and Marilyn (Hartsfield) certainly did get a kick out of last week's column.
Pat (Butler), those Maxwells are down right good looking--especially the sailors, but then you needn't worry. (Oh, no?).
The cheerleaders sho did have a cute Chattahoochee man talking to them all through the Greenwood and Sneads games. Hot dog! We must begin watching them to see how they work.
Bobby (Harrell) says that the basketball boys had the cutest waitress waiting on them at the M. and N. the night they beat Leon. (Of course everyone will remember that night--including Leon). Grrrr. I guess we girls are just gonna have to start waiting on tables.
We'll help you out this week, Carol (Ellinor), but just you wait until we get hold of you next week. Woe, oh, woe.
Isn't this something? Our little 9th and 10th grade girls are beginning to go out with Tallahassee boys. Tyrants!
"Negs" is wearing the prettiest engagement ring. She claims a boy gave it to her, but we just know he'd have to be out of his head or that she's merely pulling our leg.
Janie Lee appears to know or have more boy friends than we can keep up with. The only trouble is that they're all from out of town.
Buddy (Robertson) is now wearing Bessie Atkinson's bracelet. Well we've always said "On again, off again." Please, boy, make up your most feeble mind. Will it be Nettie, Va. (Virginia Dunnavant), Frances (Powell), Orien (Womack), Barbara (Powell) or Bessie (Whitaker)? We're getting tired of putting a new name in here with yours every week.
Dickie Fischer has now become the swoonbait of the Leon girls anyway. What about it, Fischer? Are you going to jump into action or are you going to keep loping along with no curtain to watch over you?
Attention! All who are interested! The Powell vs. Miller (Barbara and Dan) feud is on again. You all better get in there and get this thing straightened out. Of course everyone knows that it isn't "Dewbe Lee's" fault. Ah no. He is never in the wrong, but then, too, Barbara has been behaving herself, except for dating every Tom, Dick or Harry. What can you expect a girl to do? Pine away back in them thar piney woods (Coonbottom) with no entertainment at all?
Gene (Belser), what's all this whispering going on behind your back? Who did you have a date with on Sunday evening, Feb. 16, in the year 1947, A.D.?
Va. (Virginia Dunnavant) had an awfully cute little dog that Tootsie (Margaret Miller) gave her. You should have heart Pat (Butler), Bobby (Harrell) and Jim (Morgan) talking about him. Mrs. Dunnavant made her take him back, though. It seems that Mrs. D. refused to have to sleep with the mutt, but then she could have left him on the floor or in the yard to howl his little head off.
Where did that rumor that Mary Love (Nunn) was going to get married after school was out, start? Let us in on the dope. We'll not tell. No. Never would we.
Hey, Nelle Haviland, what do those notes that you've been getting say? Ross (Ellwood), suppose you tell us and save Nelle the embarrassment?
Well, no more "dumb dope" so we'll stop for now.
F. F. A.
On Wednesday night, Feb. 19, the Future Farmers of Havana held their regular bi-monthly meeting. The meeting was opened by Dickie Fischer, vice-president, acting in the absence of the president, Pat Butler.
Plans for the "Father and Son" banquet was made. The banquet is to be held April 4, 8 p.m. at the City Hall. The main speaker has not been announced.
Boys from the chapter who are to speak are Joe Cantey, on beef cattle; Foster Lashley, chapter activities; David Burns, project work.
The menu for the banquet was also discussed. This will be announced at a later date.
After the business meeting a quiz program was held. Mr. Denson and Carl Driver won the prizes in the contest.
The meeting was then adjourned in the regular manner.
|Mrs. Singleton Dies Here
Mrs. Mary Ella Singleton, 33, a resident of Havana for 12 years, died at the residence here Feb. 24. She had been ill for some time. Surviving are her husband, L. D. Singleton; father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hill Chaires, of Tallahassee; one sister, Mrs. Ira Glison; foster mother, Mrs. Rosa Chaires, of Tallahassee; three brothers, McQueen, Leo and Adrian Chaires, all of Jacksonville.
The funeral was held at the Salem Methodist Church at 10:30 Wednesday with Rev. John Ellis and Rev. J. D. Willingham officiating. The pall bearers were Cecil Butler, John Keith, D. F. Henderson, Check Dodson, Geo. Morgan, and Conrad Harrell. Interment was in Oakland cemetery, Tallahassee, Butler-Morgan in charge.
|Resident of Quincy dies
Ollie V. Reeves, 68, died at Gadsden County Hospital Feb. 20. Surviving are a son, Julian Reeves; a daughter, Audrey, and one sister, Mrs. Lula Dalton. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church at 11 o'clock, Feb. 21, with the Rev. M. A. Wyatt and the Rev. E. F. Quarterman officiating. Pall bearers were R. L. Green, Frank Thrower, Sam McLain, C. W. Edwards, E. Maples and Doc Macon. Interment at Eastern Cemetery.
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