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.
|Rappers, Greensboro Stopped in Week's Tilts By Methodist and PE's
The Rappers went down to their second straight defeat last Monday night when the improving Methodists tumbled the league leaders 5-4. The victors combed (pitcher Harold, Jr.) Bert for seven hits and kept him in hot water throughout the game. Three hits, a walk and an error gave the Quincy team four runs in the third inning. (Pat) Butler and H. C. Bert, for the locals, and Gray for the Methodists, collected two hits in three appearances at the plate.
P. E.'s Rout Greensboro
The P. E.'s, behind the excellent hurling of Godwin, practically drove Greensboro off the field last Monday night in a 9-2 victory. Neither Bryant nor Clark proved effective against the victors. Richardson poled a homer for the winners while Perkins collected one for the losers.
Big Three I
Batting: J. Bert .408; Butler .389; Walker .294.
Hits: Butler 21; J. Bert 20; H. C. Bert 13.
Home Runs: J. Bert 4; Herring 3; H. C. Bert 2.
|Leon Snider, Jr., Will Be With Scientists On Bikini Isle Survey
Machinist Mate (1-c) Leon Snider, Jr., of Havana, who is stationed on the USS Chilton, will be in on the operations of the attack transport when it takes part, with other ships, in the first anniversary survey of Operations Crossroads at Bikini.
A through examination of the 14 ships sunk in the atomic bomb test at Bikini will be made on this operation. Members of the Atomic Energy Commission, U. S. Geological Survey, Fish and Wild Life Service, Department of Interior, Smithsonian Institute and the army and navy.
The resurvey task group comprises the Chilton, the submarine rescue vessel, Coucal, and a landing craft.
Mr. Snider was home for two weeks in April on leave, spending the time with his parents in Havana, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Snider, Sr.
|The Office Cat
The bus drivers were in for a lot of surprises this last week. Every day they toured a different section of town, looking for an open street that led to the highway. I offered my services as guide to the bus company, suggesting that I point out to the passengers local points of interest, but the president declined, saying that the drivers enjoyed the scenery, and besides, the little impromptu excursions kept their jobs from becoming monotonous. He said they were thinking of bringing picnic lunches and spreading them on someone's lawn in the residential district.
Speaking of picnics and like occasions, the boat trip that Shelfer and Ellinor gave at St. Marks on the Fourth must have been something. There were two chartered boats, but I don't see how there was room for the people with all the food they had. It is rumored that everyone caught some fish--even James Mitchell. The party set a record for a trip of that sort too; no one fell overboard, and no one got blistered--much.
The Weatherly's brought the boss two delicious watermelons from their farm the other day. I prefer eating mine according to nature, but certain people were sissies and used knives and forks.
Two people that I know of got some mail this week, even if I didn't. W. L. Williams received a gigantic post card from Fred, who at the time of the writing was in Wisconsin. The post office officials delivered a post card addressed "To The Best Fisherman in Town" to O. M. Tillis. As you might expect, it was from W. K. Cowart, who declared that Chicago was too much for him.
A softball fan who is really enthusiastic about it, has started on a scoreboard for the game. He, with the local merchants cooperating, is taking on the job himself. Now I don't want you to think I'm hinting or anything, but he needs some money, and the Herald ofice would accept any contributions. (We already have some). Like I said, don't think I'm suggesting that YOU bring a dollar or so to us for the scoreboard, because I certainly AM. If we get more money than we need (smile here) it will go to the band uniform fund.
I can always tell when there's social news in the offing because the boss has that gleam in her eye. If there's anything she likes better than weddings, it's more weddings, and there'll be plenty of them this month. Just watch the society page.
I'll bet you didn't know the Herald has subscribers in eleven states and four foreign countries, namely China, Guam, Germany, and Iceland. Other subscriptions go to people who are aboard ships in various places. Don't we get around, though?
Have you seen our new sign? Mr. Norfleet says it's his masterpiece, and we like it too. Also we now have a paved street in front of the office, so we're all very elegantly fixed up except for the sidewalk. I almost broke my leg on it the other day, but didn't, goody! Dr. Sapp said it was ONLY a case of torn ligaments, socket out of joint, broken blood vessels and bruised dignity! Well!
I'm making my column shorter this time so the printer won't have any excuse for continuing on page eight, as he did last week. I was never so insulted in any of my nine lives. Mr. Harris never treated me that way.
|Fishin' Good In Jackson
This 9 pound 1 ounce bass took a fancy to a jittering minnow in Lake Jackson last week. Spencer Scott won the ensuing battle and entered him in the Shelfer and Ellinor fishing contest. This is the second largest fish to be entered in the contest, the largest also came out of Lake Jackson. The young lady standing beside the whopper and Spencer is his daughter, Mary.
|Richard Gandy Has Party on 8th Birthday
A group of 30 little friends joined Ricard Gandy last Thursday afternoon to celebrate his eight birthday. Outdoor games were played and two tables were set up on the lawn for refreshments. The white birthday cake, decorated with flowers and pink candles, was served with ice cream. Punch was also served during the afternoon.
Richard received many attractive gifts from his friends and family.
Guests included: Bobby Arrington, Bernard Lester, Elizabeth and Emory Weatherly, Marsha, Michael, Janette and Hokam Swisher, Jim Henry and Betty Slappey, Betty and Sarah Ruth Shelfer, Linda Penn, Doris Hooks, Sylvis and Sandra Sapp, Mary Scott, Charles Harris Dudley, Rynn Carroll, Robert Hampton McFarland, David Willingham, Ronnie and Larry Stephens, Gwynn Holman, Patsy McCall and her visitor, Judy Sadler.
|The Howard Daniels Honored at Surprise House Warming
Mrs. R. D. Blackmon, Mrs. W. C. Lambert and Gladys Dowling were hostesses at a surprise house warming at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Daniels Thursday afternoon, July 3.
The honorees were completely surprised when the guests arrived at 4 o'clock. Many attractive gifts for the new home were bought and a pleasant afternoon was spent admiring the new house.
The hostesses served punch, sandwiches and cookies to Mesdames Leo Arrington, W. J. (Sadie) Boynton, Winston (Helen) Sapp, Aubrey (Kathleen) Butler, W. B. (Mary Frances) Haskins, E. B. McFarland, Edith Daniels, Harold (Jean) Bert, Warren (Helen) Lester, King (Dorothy) Gregory, B. E. Leverett, H. E. (Bess) Masters, C. W. (Ruth) Tullos and H. F. Slappey.
|Berts Are Host to Low Score Bridge Club
The Low Score Bridge Club held their husband and wives meeting last Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rogers Bert. This is the first of the regularly planned meetings in which once a month the ladies' club has a joint meeting with the husbands attending.
A buffet style supper which was supplied by members was served at the tables arranged in the living room. The supper consisted of baked ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, tomatoes and lettuce and iced tea. Ice cream and cake were served as dessert.
Prizes were awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bell and Alvin Stephens.
Players at five tables were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lester, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. King Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, the hosts, and visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shelfer of Quincy.
The Low Score Club met last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. King Gregory.
Mrs. Hardy Louis (Vera Perkins) Merritt of Havana, Florida, announces the marriage of her daughter, Mable, to J. Burger Keen, son of Mrs. L. M. Keen of Monticello.
The marriage was an event of July 4, at Quincy. The Rev. Milton H. Wyatt, pastor of the Centenary Methodist Church, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Keen has been employed in the state comptroller's office, Tallahassee.
Mr. Keen served three years in the armed forces with two and one half years overseas duty in the Caribbean areaa. He is manager of the Monticello Coca-Cola Company and is now president of the Florida Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages.
The couple will reside at Monticello.
The Presbyterian Auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale on Monday afternoon.
The meeting was opened with a prayer by Mrs. McCorquodale followed by the mediation by Mrs. D. A. Butler.
Mrs. Cecil Butler presented the devotional, assisted by Mrs. J. S. Canty, Mrs. Ed Bell, Mrs. Inez Eubanks and Mrs. D. A. Butler.
An article from the Presbyterian Survey was given by Mrs. E. F. Quarterman.
The meeting was closed with the Auxiliary benediction and a social hour was enjoyed. One visitor was present, Mrs. W. T. Doss, and twelve members: Mesdames (Mary Emma) McCorquodale, D. A. Butler, E. F. Quarterman, Henry (Maggie) Walsh, Inez Eubanks, J. L. Reinhardt, Cecil (Frances) Butler, John Dolan, Ed (Ruby Lee) Bell, Don (Grace) Penn, O. M. (Elma) Tillis and Mrs. J. S. Canty.
The Kitty Moreland and Eliza Nicholson circles held a joint meeting at Orchard Pond last Monday.
Mrs. George Gregory of the Eliza Nicholson Circle was in charge of the program with Mrs. L. Reese of the Kitty Morland group giving the devotional.
In keeping with the program topic on Youth, Miss Nell Gray gave an account of her trip to Lake Junaluska as a delegate of the Youth Conference meeting held there last month.
At the conclusion of the program the circles divided to hold their individual business meetings, and later came together for the social hour.
Eighteen members of both circles were present and three visitors were welcomed, Mrs. Howard (Eddie) Daniels, Miss Nell Gray and Miss Betty Fuller.
Mrs. W. V. (Sara) Smith was hostess for the Kitty Moreland Circle and Mrs. Carl (Rosalie) Moreland, for the Eliza Nicholson group.
Baptist W. M. U.
The business and program meeting of the Baptist W. M. U. was held Monday afternoon at the church.
The program, taken from Royal Service, was conducted by Mrs. Earl Routon, and Mrs. Hobson Alewine presented the devotional, using the 98th Psalm as her Scripture. The structure of the program followed the yearly subject, "The World's People Today," with particular reference to the current month's theme, the Chinese.
The closing prayer was given by Mrs. Charles Darsey.
During the business election, Mrs. W. B. (Mary Frances) Haskins, first vice president, presided in the absence of the president, Mrs. J. E. Robinson.
|Mrs. George Morgan Hostess to Bridge Club
The Havana Bridge Club met last Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Munroe.
Mrs. Winston Sapp won high score prize, a guest towel, and Mrs. L. W. Powell was awarded cut, a handkerchief.
Members present were: Mesdames Clarence (Olive) Morgan, L. W. (Lois) Powell, Winston (Helen) Sapp, Aubrey (Kathleen) Butler, Robert (Thelma) McDavid, Marvin (Thelma) Miller, Harold (Jean) Bert. Mrs. Fred White was a guest.
The hostess served a jello cup and cake for refreshments.
|Haskins Home Scene of Surprise Party
A group of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mrs. W. B. (Mary Frances) Haskins last Tuesday afternoon for a surprise birthday party for Inez Eubanks. Mrs. Ruth Staggers was co hostess.
Mrs. Eubanks received many attractive gifts of stationery, linen, cosmetics, stockings and lingerie.
Watermelon was served by the hostesses to about 40 guests.
|Havana Social Notes
Week-end guests of the J. S. Cantys of Hinson included Mr. Canty's brother, Bryant Canty, and his wife from Savannah, Ga., and Mr. Canty's sister, Mrs. R. S. Williams and daughter, Bessie, of Madison, Fla. Also visiting was Mrs. Clarence (Thelma) Shelfer and son, Phillip, of Cairo, Ga.
Mrs. M. G. Johnson is visiting her grandaughter, Mrs. Burke Chester and family in Tavares, Fla., this week. Later she will visit her son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Johnson, in Orlando.
John Keith made a business trip to Vienna, Ga., Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Bob and Thelma) McDavid left Wednesday for Highlands, N. C., for a few weeks vacation.
L. R. Henderson of Hinson enjoyed a visit last week from his nephews, Clifford Henderson and Carl Henderson, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and J. E. Charles, Wilson and Austin Henderson, all of Utah.
Mr. and Mrs. Burke Chester and children spent the Fourth of July holiday with Mrs. Chester's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Stephens.
Patsy McCall has been visiting Judy Sadler in Newport, Fla., for a week.
Mrs. Alvin Stephens and children and Mrs. O. M. Tillis went to Lakeland Wednesday. They were accompanied by Mrs. C. T. Barlett, who is returning home after a few weeks visit here.
Mary, Margaret and Jane Vason of Tallahassee are visiting their cousin, George Kemp, this week.
Eunice, Sudie and Shirley Porter are in St. Petersburg visiting their grandmother, Mrs. J. C. Porter, for a month.
Mrs. P. O. Broxton of Marianna was a week-end guest of her daughter, Mrs. Dick Gandy and family. She was accompanied home on Sunday by Richard and Mary Lou, who plan to visit a few weeks in Marianna.
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Everette of California were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDavid Sunday and Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tullos and baby, Miss Mattie Mae, Julia Ann and Anita Tullos and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil May and family spent the holiday week-end visiting in Oak Grove, La., and Liberty, Miss.
The Shelfer and Ellinor Company employes and their families enjoyed a boating and fishing trip on the Fourth of July at St. Marks.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobson Alewine spent the first part of last week at Long Beach, with Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Clark Plemmons and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson were week-end guests of the Thompsons.
Terry McDavd, Billy Miller, Pat Butler and Bobby Miller spent three days at Long Beach over the holiday period.
|West Havana News|
By Mrs. C. S. Holman
Mrs. Bill Maxwell and two sons, Hugh and Gerald, spent Sunday at Panacea.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Holman have as their guest this week, Mrs. Lou Ouida Jones and daughter, Frances, of Troy, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Jones and Frances spent the 4th of July on an all day picnic at Monticello. Mr. and Mrs. Taft Boutwell joined them there for the day.
Sgt. Felix (Johnnie) Locklin of Tyndall Field, Fla., spent Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Holman.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Heintz of Jacksonville spent the Fourth with Mrs. Heintz's sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Butler.
Bobbie Benton of Mt. Olive, Miss., is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ponder.
Miss Joyce Johnson spent the week-end with Joy Hinson.
Mrs. E. S. Holman and Gwynn, Mrs. Lou Ouida Jones and Frances spent Monday at Wakulla Springs.
Mrs. Marvin W. Barber
Miss Glenn Home from Chicago Miss Bobbie Glenn has returned home after having spent the past year studying dietetics in Chicago at Michael Reese Hospital. Miss Glenn was honored by her family and relatives with a picnic dinner Sunday. Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Wallace D. Lewis of Tallahassee, and Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Whitaker of Bainbridge, Ga. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie M. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ward and children, Lewis and Katherine, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Stalvey and children, Glenn, Norman and Terry, Ray L. Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin W. Barber.
Miss Glenn has accepted a position as assistant dietitian at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville. --------------------------
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perkins and children of Tallahassee spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vickers.
Mr. and Mrs. Toby Scoggins of Bainbridge, and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bell and son, John L., of Tallahassee, visited Mrs. Ettie Joiner, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Glenn and children, Carol and Steve of Madison, and Miss Mildren Stevens, of Ft. Lauderdale, visited his mother, Mrs. B. H. Vickers, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hunt of Hollywood, Fla., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Butler of Tallahassee visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Poppell, last week.
|Havana Equipment Co. Adds New Personnel
The addition of T. P. Peacock and Luther Spooner to the personnel of the Havana Equipment company was announced today by Ed Bell.
Peacock will be chief machinist with the company and comes well recommended with 12 years experience as a machinist behind him. He is practically a native of Gadsden county, although he was born in Jackson county, Florida, for he has resided in Quincy and Gadsden for twenty six years. Early in his career Peacock was connected with the Tom Houston Manufacturing Co. in Columbus, Ohio, a concern manufacturing machinery.
During the war he held a civil service job with the government for four and a half years and was employed at Dale Mabry Field as an aircraft machinist. The last three years he held a senior rating. When he was released from the service Peacock went to work for Ward's Super Service in Quincy where he has been until coming to the Havana Equipment Company. At the present the Peacocks and their three children, Wyane, Sue and Bennie reside in Quincy, but plan to move to Havana when living accomodations become available.
Spooner to Head Lubrication
Needing no introduction to the members of this community, Luther Spooner has been employed by the Havana Equipment Company to take charge of their lubrication department. Spooner is a native of Havana and has lived here all of his life.
He is well qualified to fill this position for the newly opened company as he has been connected with the automotive lubrication and service line for the past eight years. For a number of years he worked with Standard Oil at their station here in Havana and has also been with the Smith Motor Company of Quincy.
During the war Luther served the government in the civil service and was stationed at Dale Mabry Field for two and a half years where he worked chiefly as an airplane mechanic.
|Havana Group Attends Assembly at Silver Lake
The Florida Associational Baptist Assembly is being held this year at Silver Lake from July 7th to 12th. Young Baptist of this area who are attending the camp are enjoying a program of religious training, healthful recreation and fine fellowship.
Rev. John Jeffers of Hartford, Ala., is the evening Bible speaker, and Rev. R. C. Rittenhouse of Madison is the music leader. Camp director is Earl Lambert.
A full week's program is planned featurning a Training Union Hour, Sunday School Hour and singing classes, mission classes, Vespers and evening services. Planned recreation is held every day as well as fun periods and singing sessions.
Attending this camp from Havana are: Mary Scott, Ann Martin, Kenneth Davis, Kenneth Haskins, Collice Hatcher, Johnnie Merle Hicks, Emory Weatherly, Katherine and Mary Ella Willingham, Rev. J. D. Willingham and Grace Gaines of Dothan, Ala.
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