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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.
The Havana Rappers who are currently leading the county Softball League. Standing from left to right, H C. (Harold) Bert, Sr., assistant manager; H. R. (Harold Rogers) Bert, left field; Bernard Harrison, first base, Gus Bert, manager; Donald Williams, right field; Dan Miller, second base; H. C. (Harold) Bert, Jr., pitcher. Seated are Duncan Lester, catcher; Max Walker, catcher; Edwin Herring, center field; Pat Butler, short field; Alec McMillian, pitcher; Bill Dunn, third base; Jack Bert, shortstop; Kneeling is Charles Lester.
|Bert Stops Greensboro With One Hit; Rappers Cop Easy Win From P. E.'s
Havana continued to jink the P. E.'s as they rolled over the Quincy outfit 6-2 last Monday night in Quincy. Coach Walker celebrated his return to the lineup with two singles. Butler also collected two hits and H. R. Bert garnered a two run homer. Fred Shelfter got a triple for the losers and Godwin collected two singles. The consistently reliable defensive play of Dan Miller contributed to the Rapper victory.
Havana Increased Lead
The Rappers increased their league lead last Friday night in Havana by disposing of Greensboro 4-2. Bert displayed excellent pitching form as he set the visitors down on one hit. He was also credited with six strikeouts and seven assists. Butler, Herring and J. Bert each collected a pair of singles to lead the offense. Five Rapper errors gave the Greenboro ten both of their unearned runs.
Friday night the Rappers meet the Methodists on the local field. The Methodists have improved and the addition of several new players makes them a potential threat for the league leadership.
Batting--Butler .368, J. Bert .361, Walker .333.
|Ed Bell; C. W. Tullos Elected Members of Havana Kiwanis Club
Blanks Leverett stated today that two new members were elected to the Havana Kiwanis club at the board of directors meeting last Tuesday.
The new members are Ed Bell, of the Havana Equipment Co. and C. W. Tullos. "We are glad to welcome Ed and C. W. into the Club," Leverett stated "and sincerely hope that they will enjoy our weekly meetings and join us in all of our civic projects and enterprises."
|Sanford May, Sr. Dies At Quincy
Mallory Sanford May, 63, resident of this county for many years died at his home in Quincy Tuesday morning, July 22 at 5:50 A. M., after a brief illness.
He had been connected with the wholesdale drug business for some time and at one time was associated with his father, who founded the May Drug Co., in Quincy.
He was a member of the Christian Church in Tallahassee and a Rotarian.
Funeral services were held at four o'clock, July 23rd at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. T. I. Dean conducting and Rev. E. F. Quarterman assisting. Pall Bearers were Eddie Hawkins, James Cox, Thomas D. Woodbery, William Hugh Malone, Robert Victor Cantey, Lee Ray Munroe, Frank Sharon and Harry Anderson. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery with J. B. Adams Funeral Directors in charge.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. James Shaw and Mrs. Fred Daugherty, both of Tallahassee; one son, Sanford May, Jr., of Daytona Beach; one sister, Mrs. J. L. Covington of Quincy; and a brother, Phillip S. May, of Jacksonville.
|Atkinson Is Awarded Junior Forester Degree
High Springs -- Henry Atkinson of Havana is studying to become a senior forester at the annual forestry training camp sponsored by the Florida Forest Service. The school is being held at Camp O'Leno State Park eight miles north of here.
Henry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Atkinson of Havana.
Henry has successfully completed the first year work at the forestry training camp and holds the Junior Forester certificate and upon the successful completion of courses at the present school he will be awarded the Senior Forester certificate signed by the President of the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks and the State Forester.
Courses Henry is studying this week under the supervision of members of the Florida Forest Ser vice are: gum farming, tropical forestry, use of forestry tools and timber management, telephone line construction and maintenance, and forestry radio communication, logging and milling, and law enforcement and forest protection.
|Orton Yearty Will Head Havana Vocational Agricultural Dept.
The vocational agriculture department of Havana High School will receive full time instruction, with the coming of Orton Yearty. Heretofore the Havana and Quincy schools were both under the direction of one adviser. R. R. Denson will now devote his full time to the Quincy school and Mr. Yearty will take over the Havana department.
Born and reared in Levy County, Yearty was a neighbor and close friend of Ivey Hogan, former agriculture teacher at Havana and Quincy. He graduated from Chiefland High School and attended the University of Florida from 1934-38. After receiving a degree he became a vocational instructor in Santa Rosa County. Three years later Yearty was promoted and sent to Jackson County where he also stayed for three years. In 1944, the Soil Conservation Service enlisted the aid of the new instructor and sent him to Gilchrist County where he remained until coming to Havana with his wife and five year old daughter (Dorothy).
Mr. Yearty has been here for two weeks and is very much impressed with the friendliness and courtesy of the people. He feels that the work will be very enjoyable here and is looking forward to a successful and cooperative year.
The Louise Brantley Circle of the Baptist Church met Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Billie Poppell with Mrs. Marvin McGill as co-hostess.
Mrs. J. E. Robinson opened the meeting with prayer and Mrs. Johnnie White gave the devotional using the 98th Psalm.
Mrs. W. B. (Mary Frances) Haskins had charge of the program and gave a talk on Stewardship. Mrs. J. E. Robinson presented an interesting study of China.
Mrs. Conrad (Belle) Harrell, chairman of the circle, conducted the business meeting, in which old and new business was discussed and reports of various committees were given.
The meeting was closed with a prayer by Mrs. White.
Fourteen members and one visitor were present.
|Mrs. Aida Ray Dies At Home of Nephew In Quincy
Mrs. Aida Ray, 70, a resident of Birmingham, Ala., died at the home of her nephew, W. N. Johnson on W. Jefferson St., in Quincy, July 21. She had lived about 40 years in Gadsden county before moving to Birmingham and was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held in Birmingham. J. B. Adams had charge of arrangement in Quincy. She is survived by three sons, J. E., G. M., and J. D. Ray all of Birmingham and a daughter, Mrs. O. A. Hogancamp of Chickasaw, Ala., a sister, Mrs. E. F. Rudd of Quincy and a brother, Frank Duggan. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews in Quincy and the vicinity.
Engagement Announced--Miss Mattie Mae Tullos, whose engagement is announced today by her brother, C. W. Tullos, to Ben L. Peabody.
|Low Score Club Meets With Mrs. Gregory
Members of the Low Score Bridge Club met last week, with Mrs. King Gregory as hostess at the home of Mrs. Marvin Miller.
In the absence of Mrs. Warren Lester, the hostess played in her place.
After a series of games, Mrs. Cecil Butler was declared winner of the high score and was presented with a pottery vase. Mrs. H. R. Bert was awarded cut prize, a set of Hi-Jaks.
The hostess served Heavenly Hash and cake as refreshments.
Enjoying the afternoon were: Mesdames W. L. Williams, Jr., C. W. Tullos, Fred Arrington, Ed Bell, Davis Smith, H. R. Bert and Cecil Butler.
The meeting this week was at the home of Mrs. Fred Arrington.
|Mrs. E. H. Routon Hostess to Bridge Club
Members of the Havana Bridge Club met Wednesday afternoon of last week at the home of Mrs. E. H. Routon and enjoyed an afternoon of games.
Mrs. W. J. Sapp won high score prize, a lovely handkerchief, and Mrs. L. W. Powell was awarded cut, a box of candy. Mrs. Routon served a salad plate consisting of pear salad, chicken salad sandwiches and potato chips to the regular members and three visitors, Mrs. James Johnson of Quincy, Mrs. Lamar Miller, Mrs. Jack Dudley. Members present were: Mesdames Hobson Alewine, Harold Bert, L. W. Powell, Winston Sapp and Aubrey Butler.
|Ellinor N. Freeman Becomes Bride of Earl Fuller at Methodist Church Here
The Salem Methodist Church was the scene of the wedding, Sunday afternoon, of Miss Ellinor N. Freeman, daughter of Mrs. J. F. Freeman, and Earl E. Fuller, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Fuller of Chicago.
The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. J. E. Ellis, pastor of the church, in the presence of friends and relatives.
Church decorations were abelia and palm with white baskets of cream gladioli arranged with cunninghamia.
As a prelude, Mrs. J. G. Fischer, at the Hammond organ, played "I Love You Truly," and during the service, "To A Wild Rose" was played softly. The traditional wedding marches were used.
The bride was preceded by her sister, Florence Belle Freeman, who was the only attendant. She wore a blue dress trimmed in white eyelet, lace gloves and a white hat. Her corsage was of white gladioli.
The bride entered with her maternal uncle, James Nicholson, who gave her in marriage. She was attractive in a white suit featuring a white lace jabot at the neck. She wore a white hat with a short veil and carried a white handbag. Her corsage was of pink carnations.
She was met at the altar by the groom who was in Navy uniform.
Following the ceremony, a small informal reception was held at the home of the bride.
The couple visited in Havana for a few days before returning to Jacksonville where they will make their home.
Mr. Fuller is an aviation machinist mate (3-c) in the Navy and is stationed at Jacksonville. Mrs. Fuller is employed as bookkeeper for Peaslie-Gaulbert company.
Out of town guests for the wedding included: Mrs. G. A. Fuller, the groom's mother, of Chicago; Mrs. A. M. Nicholson and Mrs. Omar Adams of Attapulgus, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Darsey of Darsey Crossing, Mrs. R. T. Freeman and Marion Freeman, Mrs. W. S. Crofton and Mrs. Clayton Pinson of Quincy.
Mrs. Clara Bowen of Atlanta, Ga., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Mary to Jack Kennedy of Atlanta. The wedding will take place Saturday afternoon, July 26, at 5 o'clock at the Salem Methodist Church. No invitations have been sent but friends are invited to attend.
Announcement is made today by C. W. Tullos of the engagement of his sister, Mattie Mae to Ben L. Peabody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Peabody. The wedding is to be an event of August 21 at the Baptist Church in Havana.
|Miss Bass Entertains at Watermelon Cutting
Miss Nannette Bass entertained friends at her home last Friday night with a watermelon cutting. Young people enjoying this occasion were: Julia Ann Tollos, Orien Womack, Yvonne Carter, Mary Zell Haskins, Montez Haskins, Nell Yawn, Tuppy Morgan, Pat Butler, David Burns, Phillip Davis, Steve Edwards, "Chuck" Burns, Louis Mills, Ray McClellan, Buddy Robertson, Howard Jeffcoat, Dick Williams, Hunter McCullough, Jim Morgan, Howard Gray, and Edgar Gunson. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Bass, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bass and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bass. Music and games were enjoyed during the evening and watermelon was served as refreshments.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Strickland of Concord announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen, to J. C. Fortune, son of Mrs. Annie Fortune, of Pensacola, Fla., on July 5, 1947, in Havana, Fla. F. J. Fortune, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony.
Miss Mary Emma McCorqoudale of Houston, Tex., Mrs. T. A. Norman and little daughter, Nancy, of Anson, Tex., and Mrs. L. E. McCorqoudale and children of Washington, D. C., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCorqoudale. This week they are at Sunnyside, Fla.
Audrey Ann Blackmon has joined her mother, Mrs. R. D. Blackmon, in Mobile this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobson Alewine, Mrs. Halstead and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Plemmons left today for a trip to Montgomery, Birmingham, and Falkville, Ala.
Mrs. R. N. Taylor and children of Daytona Beach were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Ellinor, Sr.
Al Jean Bell, of Marianna, is visiting this week with Mary Lou Gandy.
Mrs. W. B. Haskins had as her dinner guests last Monday evening her sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doughman, of Cincinnati, and her mother, Mrs. George Wilson, of Quincy.
Mrs. K. S. Houston and daughter, of Albany, Ga.; Miss Mary Ferguson, of Petersburg, Va., and Mrs. W. A. Pickford, of Miami, Fla., were guests of Mrs. Bess Masters last week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Slappey have as their guest this week, Mr. Slappey's sister, Mrs. Lula Gibson, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Judy Hooks has joined her sisters, Doris and Becky, in Montgomery, Ala., for a visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mitchell announce the birth of a son on July 14, 1947, at the Gadsden County Hospital. The little baby has been named Edward Maurice.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Maxwell and Margie L. Patton, of Crockett, Texas, visited the Troy Sanders family this past week-end.
W. D. Gray of Tallahassee was here Monday evening to visit his aunt, Miss Pet Howren and congratulate her on her 87th birthday.
Miss Mary Lou Williams of Attapulgus was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lanier Lang last week.
Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Buhrman, infant daughter, Lynn and son Charles were in Havana last Wednesday stopping with Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Butler. Charles was the guest of George Kemp.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCue and Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Miller of Philadelphia were guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Whipple last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams of Camilla, Georgia spent the day Sunday with Mrs. Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Whipple.
|West Havana News|
By Mrs. C. S. Holman
Mr. and Mrs. Taft Boutwell of Monticello spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Holman.
Mr. Hugh Blackburn and Mr. Milton Poppell spent the week-end in Appalachicola.
Gwynn Holman Feted on 10th Birthday
Last Friday afternoon friends were invited to join Gwynn Holman at the Havana theater for a theater party. The occasion was the celebration of Gwynn's 10th birthday.
After the show, guests were served ice cream and cookies at a downtown store and were given books as favors.
Gwynn received many attractive birthday gifts. Those enjoying this party were: Julie Griner, Mary Scott, Joyce May, Olie May, and Earl Johnson, Patsy McCall, Betty Weeks, Carolyn and Jean Harvell, Dorothy and Gail Cooper, Emmajean and Betty Ruth Poppell, Doris and James Elkins, Charles Harris Dudley, Jackie and Bobbie Scott, Charles Fritz Nouck, Marion Spooner, Joyce Johnson and Gerald Maxwell.
by Mrs. Marvin W. (Annette) Barber
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Von Ocean, of Oklahoma City, Okla., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Perritt.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vickers and Linda Jean, of Tallahassee, visited his father, B. H. Vickers, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. (Hardy and Ada) Vickers spent several days of last week with relatives in Panama City.
Miss Ruth Perritt, of Tallahassee, spent Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. (Clarence and Achsa) Perritt, and sister, Mrs. Harry Von Ocean.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie A. Bell and little son, John L., spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Ettie Joiner.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ferrell and Linda Gale, of Tallahassee, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Ferrell.
Miss Florence Vickers, of Tallahassee, is spending her two weeks vacation with her father, B. H. Vickers, and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hawthorne and children spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barber.
Miss Marzell Vickers, of Tallahassee, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perkins and children, of Tallahassee, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vickers.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Gray, of Tallahassee, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walsh.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ward visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Spooner, of Attapulgus, Sunday.
|Hugh Zeigler Honored at Male Shower
One of the outstanding social events of last week was a miscellaneous shower, given by the employees of Shelfer and Ellinor Co., for Hugh Zeigler, groom elect. The event was unique in that it is believed to be the only one of its kind to be held in Havana in the last decade.
Only male guests were invited and they numbered nearly a hundred. Dress was very informal as the guests wore "swank summer" attire.
Two barrels of punch were on the tables, the smaller one bearing a sign, "Preacher's Punch". Plates of crackers were also served.
Hugh received gifts varying in kind as the personalities of the guests. Many useful and also amusing presents were given. They included a live goat, garden tools, kitchen ware, pottery, and glassware.
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