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.
|DeLacy; Graham Are Buyers Of The Bass Super Market Here
Mrs. Fannie L. DeLacy and Lewis Graham purchased the Bass Super Market last week and are operating the concern under the name of the Hill Top Super Market.
Lewis Graham has been connected with the retail food buisness for the past seven years and prior to his present new enterprise was well known as the manager of the A & P Food Store in Havana.
Mrs. Fannie, as she is known by everyone, needs no introduction to the old citizens of this community as she has been an active and well known resident of Havana for many years.
The partners of the Hill Top Super Market have an established policy which is stated in this issue of the Havana Herald and is "all foods sold over their counters carry a 100 per cent guarantee. If our customers are not satisfied we are not satisfied," Graham stated. So it's open house at the Hill Top from 7 a. m. to 8 p. m., week days, 7 a. m. until closing time on Saturdays and Mrs. DeLacy and Mr. Graham extend cordial invitations to their friends and neighbors to visit them.
|Woman's Club Library To Reopen
Mrs. R. A. Ellinor, Chairman of the Library Committee of the Womans Club has announced that plans are being made to reopen the Club Library in the near future. In preparation for this event, Mrs. Carl Moreland, president of the Womans Club requests that all books out at this time be turned in to her or Mrs. Ellinor so that an accurate count may be made of the books.
This is a fine community project and Mrs. Moreland expressed the hope that the community will cooperate with the Womans Club in getting the books in circulation again.
The Library Committee is composed of Mrs. R. A. Ellinor, chairman, Miss Katherine Peabody, Mrs. T. E. Jefferson, Miss Mary Keith and Mrs. Jack Dudley.
|Band To Make First Fall Appearance Oct. 3
At the meeting Monday afternoon of the Band Committee of the P. T. A., it was decided that the Havana High School Band will appear in Concerts more often this year than last. Definite dates have not been set for the concerts, but Mrs. R. A. Ellinor, chairman, said that plans were discussed for a monthly concert.
A short Introductory appearance will be made by the band Friday afternoon at 4:40 in downtown Havana. The place of the concert has not been announced but it will probably play near City Hall.
Early in October a regular night concert will be held at the School. The community is cordially invited to attend all the band concerts, Mrs. Ellinor said.
Members of the Band Committee include, Mrs. R. A. Ellinor, Chairman, Mrs. Marvin Miller, Mrs. Conrad Harrell, Mrs. Winston Sapp and Mrs. Carl Driver.
|Havana-Hinson School District Needs Bus
This fact is recognized by the head of the State School transportation department, the County superintendent and school board and has long been urged by Professor Burns.
The Herald was informed today by a state representative that in view of the state wide school transportation picture, he could not consistantly recommend the addition of another bus to this school district.
(The State out of 1521 school buses operating has 611 that are ten years or older. They average 1.5 trips per bus and 22 miles on a morning or one round trip.) A recent release it was announced that 44 of the 67 Florida counties purchased 171 new school buses last year. Total mileage for all vehicles of the state was 68,440 miles a day or an increase of more than 4000 miles over the previous year.)
He plans however to recommend the replacing of the present double trip 36 passenger bus with a 60 passenger carrier which will still have to make two trips to transport the 119 children on the route. This he points our will increase the speed of the operation by lessening the crowded conditions and shorten the time involved in the double trip.
This is no solution to the early and late run and the crowded condition that would result if a single trip could be made with the larger bus. It is a step in the right direction.
Obviously you can't crowd 60 to 70 children in a 36 passenger bus and load and unload with any rapidity and ease. The larger bus would gain time mostly in the speeding up of this process.
At the present time the above bus is the only bus out of 19 operating in Gadsden County that is required to make a double run.
Gadsden County has received under the estimated minimum transportation program $20,944, of which the State pays $18,155 and the balance come from the millage tax. The County is previledged to operate within the above figure, at greater expense or less. If it is greater the State will advance no more, if less the monies appropriated by the State may be used for other purposed in the general fund.
Crowded conditions such as the one below do not lend themselves to safety even though the average for the State is 78 pupils per bus (closest estimate available) and no accidents were recorded in Gadsden County last year. This is a tribute to the excellence of the school bus drivers and the consideration of fellow motorists.
At present we understand that a further study is being made of the Havana-Hinson school district bus routes with the idea of possibly revising them and evening up the number of students carried and the mileage traveled. Prospects of a beneficial change in this direction are dim.
A solution to the problem which is working a hardship on the children on the early and late run, the bus driver, the teachers, in fact everyone concerned might well be the replacing of the present bus with a 60 passenger bus as the state will recommend, and the leasing of an individually owned vehicle to make the short Havana-Hinson run on paved highway thereby doing away with the last double trip.
|Masons Confer Master Degrees On 8 Candidates
The Master Mason degree was conferred upon 8 candidates last Friday night following a dinner at the City Hall.
J. O. Smith, of Attapulgus Lodge No. 225 gave the lecture to the candidates who were: Roy Edmonds, Clark Plemmons, Boyd Leonard, Edwin Herrin, Francis Perkins, Hugh Zeigler, Milton Poppell and Norman Gandy.
About fifty guest Masons from Bainbridge, Attapulgus, Faceville, Calvary, Quincy and Tallahassee were present as well as fifty members of the Havana Lodge.
District Deputy Grand Master J. Lewis Hall of Tallahassee was also present.
|The Office Cat
Last Thursday a certain Gadsden County editor walked into the Herald office at 11:00 o'clock in the morning. He looked clean and cool and unhurried, but that's not the way he found the Herald staff (especially the Office Cat). We were working like mad with ink all over us, trying to beat an ever nearing deadline. What the editor came for was to bring us a copy of his newspaper, with the ink alredy dry at eleven on Thursday morning! It's things like that that really give your morale a boost. I noticed he didn't come over by himself, though--he had another fellow with him. If he comes again and tries to start anything, I'll call John Blount. That'll fix him!
I guesss I'll have to get me a motor scooter and go out to see Mr. Graham and Mrs. Fanny DeLacy in their new store. I wonder if Mr.Graham took those kittens with him. I think every business should have a cat connected with it because I get more information that way.
We spent the whole week-end in a controversy about a very weighty problem; namely, whether the boss should have her new frock shortened or whether she should wear it as it was. Public opinion was divided on the matter. The boss seemed inclined toward hemming it up, but our new man Dode said he liked it long. Me, I stayed strictly neutral--I know which side my catnip is buttered on. Besides, dress and coat lenghts don't worry me a bit. I'm planning to wear the same coat I wore last winter anyhow.
I certainly can't get any work done now that Powell's and Penn's have installed those new juke boxes. I keep busy running from one to the other spending my nickels playing "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke". The other day I got caught moving the tables aside so Pudgy (Maxie Dees, pharmacist) and I would have room enough to jitterbug.
It looks mighty good to see Carlton (McCall) around town again. It hasn't seemed the same without him these past few weeks.
Now that the fishing contest is over, I can't help wondering what became of that whopping big trout that Mr. Lee said he had tied out all summer. He was fattening him up on worms, but maybe he decided to save him for next year's contest. Another mystery is what happened to The Best Fisherman In Town. I haven't heard from him lately. Has he been de-throned, or is he just giving the other fellows a chance? If they'd start a snake catching contest, I bet Conrad Harrell and E. D. Weatherly would place somewhere near the top.
If you've been wondering why Havana seems so quiet this week, it's because most of the college students have left town. I can't even begin to list all of them and the schools they're attending, but Havana is well represented in a number of southern colleges. I went to college myself once. I took courses in "How To Purr Like Frank Sinatra", "Strategy Of How To Dodge Shoes While Singing On A Fence At Two A. M." All that was before I became such a successful journalist, however. Now if I ever go back to college, it will be as a teacher. Columbia University has asked me to instruct there--they think it would give their school a little class to have a course taught by THE OFFICE CAT.
|Ferrell Participates In Weapons Training With Eighth Army In Japan
Corporal Clarence V. Ferrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Ferrell, Havana, Florida, who is on occupation duty with the 12th Calvary Regiment of the famed First Calvary Division which is guarding the Tokyo-Yokohama area of Japan, is taking part in a three week weapons training program which is being conducted at Camp McNair, Japan, at the base of Mt. Fujiyama. Cpl. Ferrell and other men of the 1st Squadron of the 12th Calvary left Camp McGill, home of the 12th and 5th Calvary left Camp McGill, home of the 12th and 5th Calvary Regiment, on August 31, 1947, for Camp McNair. The firing of various combat weapons such as the M-1 rifle, Carbine, 60mm Mortar, and many others is being accomplished by the men during their stay at Camp McNair.
|Havana School News
Editor-in-Cheif......Mary Ann Nicholson
Respect For School Property
Many students of Havana High have a sense of value of school property. Along with this sense of value is a profound respect for the building itself. This group of students, being intelligent boys and girls, realize that building materials are costly. Futhermore, they know that their parents have to pay higher taxes if excessive repairs are needed.
It is regretable that some members of our student body haven't learned the rudiments of common courtesy, the art of thinking of the rights of others. They are still juvenile in their thinking or they would realize that needed materials for sports and other things could have been bought with the money that was used to repair broken windows.
It is embarrassing for citizens in our community to pass and see windows and woodworks partially destroyed by students who refuse to grow up.
Reform can only come from the group of students who do have respect for other people and property.
This group musn't applaude such action, but rather show hearty disappointment.
It seems that a certain girl named Faye was seen with David Burns. You did not even give her a chance to remember Pat, did you, David?---One old flame seems to be glowing again. By this we mean Jody and Barbara (Powell). Does it mean anything? We wonder--June, what is this we hear about you liking Edgar? Is it anything very serious? --Janie why were you so close to tears Saturday night?--Meade's coming couldn't be the cause, or could it?---Buddy are you still trying to get a girl? Or does Julia Ann (Tullos) suit you? Be sure and let us know--Hunter (McCullough) ought to have a lot of fun in that third period study hall. After all you are the only boy--We are mighty glad to see people at church Sunday night, especially when it is Mary Zell and Eddie or Carl and Nell. Pat Gray had a date with Jimmy Boynton last Friday night. Did both of you have fun?--Mary Anne, what do you mean by talking to Jim M. (Morgan), --Jody, David and a few other boys on the telephone so long? Do you have some special secret? If so what is it? --The eighth grade has a new boy, and from what we hear, the girls are pretty crazy about him, ('specially Audrey Ann..."and Iris"), Paul why do you tease Mrs. Forman, one would think you did not like her IF they didn't know better ...We wonder why everyone wanted to go to music with Annette D. (Darsey) and Mary Anne?--June Miller seems to have attracted the attention of John Dolan, and John has attracted Mary Anne Butler's eye. That sure is tough Mary Ann, but never fear...Florence Bell, do you still like Henry A.? We have heard nothing out of you all summer....Edwina is it like Buddy says. Are there really no other seats on the bus? Well there was a peanut boiling we will have some better gossip next week. Alex, why don't you pay Bookie (Robertson) some attention? She really does like you. Winston Carter seems to be quick on the draw. He had a date with Frone Chesser.
Bobby Lambert enterained with a peanut boiling at his home Thursday, Septermber 11. Following the boiling, the guests enjoyed a hay ride.
Several of last year's graduates are entering Florida State Universiy and University of Florida, this week. They are: Donald Williams, Virginia Dunnevant, Pat Butler and Gene Leverette.
James Nicholson returned to Gainesville where he will continue his work as a Junior. Spike Dunnavant has transferred to Gainesville from Florida State University.
Don Chesser and Evelyn Chesser entered Havana High school this week. They came from Red Level, Alabama.
Fred Williams is returning to Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
Virginia Bert is leaving for Florida State University on the 22nd of this month.
Mrs. D. H. Willis entertained with a supper party at her home, Tuesday, September 16, for some friends of the crowd leaving for college. Attending the party were Billie Willis, Frances Powell, Virginia Dunnavant, Bill Spooner, Donald Williams, all of Havana, and Norbert Suber of Greensboro. A delicious supper of fried chicken was served to the guests.
Audrey Gray is recovering from a tonsilectomy in the Gadsden County Hospital.
Among the new members who have entered our student body is one special boy. He is about 6' 4" tall with dark straight hair. This person is often seen with Bobby Lambert, before and after school. If you haven't guessed who he is now--you will find it in next week's paper.
Last week's Who's Who was Mary Zell Haskins.
[Note by County Coordinator: we don't know who this week's person is because the Who's Who for next week was missed in photographing.]
Bad, Badder, Baddest
Mrs. Lester: Alex, can you give me a sentence containing the words "is" and "was"?
Alex: Mother and Father "was" in and now they "is" out.
Mrs. Lester: (disgustedly) Alex where is your grammar?
Alex: Oh, she's been dead for five years now.
First Grade-We are working very hard learning to write different colors.
Second Grade-All our new supplies have arrived and we are beginning to use them.
Third Grade-We have a lots of new books this year. We also are taking science for the first time.
Fourth Grade-We have new workbooks and library books. We are starting on an imaginary trip around the world.
Fifth Grade-We have another new pupil in our class. We also have many new library books.
Sixth Grade-We have some new library books and are really enjoying them. We have also been enjoying pot plants.
Seventh Grade- We are trying to get accustomed to so many teachers.
Eighth Grade-We have selected our grade mothers and elected officers.
Ninth Grade-We have elected our grade mothers. They are Mrs. Shelfer and Mrs. Driver.
Eleventh Grade-We are having trouble getting money to get started on our Junior play, which of course, will be the best yet.
Twelfth Grade-We have selected our class rings.
|Mrs. Miller Hostess To Bridge Club
Members of the Havana Bridge Club met with Mrs. Marvin Miller last week for their weekly games. Mrs. Frank Searcy was a guest player. High score was awarded to Mrs. John Boynton and Mrs. L. W. Powell won cut prize. Players for the afternoon were: Mesdames John Boynton, L. W. Powell, Harold Bert, E. H. Routon, George Morgan, Clarence Morgan, Marvin Miller and Frank Searcy. The hostess served a salad plate as refreshments.
|Auxiliary Met Monday Afternoon
Members of the Presbyterian Auxiliary met Monday afternoon of this week at the Church for their business and program meeting.
After a short business session, Mrs. O. M. Tillis gave the day's Devotion and Mrs. Cecil Butler presented the program on "Brace Up Your Mind". Members present were: Mesdames M. E. (Mary Emma) McCorquodale, O. M. (Elma) Tillis, William (Artie) De Costa, Ed (Ruby Lee) Bell, E. F. Quarterman, Inez Eubanks, J. S. Reinhardt, D. A. Butler, Maggie Walsh and Cecil (Frances) Butler.
|Birthday Dinner Honors Mrs. Winnie Telford and Mrs. Mellie McLellan
Mrs. Ruth Staggers entertained last Friday evening with a birthday dinner party complimenting Mrs. Winnie Telford and Mrs. Mellie McLellan whose birthdays occured during the week. Enjoying this party with the honorees and hostess were: Mr. and Mrs. Ghent McLellan, Mrs. Inez Eubanks, Mrs. O. B. Harrison and Patty Staggers. Later in the eveniing the group spent a few hours in Tallahassee.
|New Bridge Club Formed Here
A revival of one of Havana's bridge club took place Wednesday of last week at the home of Mrs. Henry Slappey. The members have reformed under the name of Chat and Play, and the first meeting was attended by all old members. Meeting will be held once a week, on Wednesday afternoons.
Members of the Club are; Mesdames Henry Slappey, M. D. Walker, Winston Sapp, C. B. Shelfer, Jr., Audrey Butler, Norman Gandy, Lester Griner and Conrad Harrell.
Prize winners at this first meeting were Mrs. M. D. Walker, who won high score, a pottery vase, and Mrs. Norman Gandy who won a box of note paper as cut prize.
The hostess served ice cream and cake as refreshments.
The meeting this week was at the home of Mrs. Walker.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to express our deep appreciation to our friends for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our brother, Clarence Spooner, and for the floral offerings.
|Mrs. Arrington Hostess To Low Score Club
Mrs. Alvin (Virginia) Stephens and Mrs. Fred (Betty Lou) Shelfer of Quincy were guest players with the Low Score Bridge Club, which met last week at the home of Mrs. L. W. (Lois) Powell, with Mrs. Fred (Anne) Arrington as hostess.
Mrs. Shelfer won high score prize, a pottery vase and Mrs. Warren (Helen) Lester received a carton of Coca Colas as cut prize.
Players included: Mesdames Ed (Ruby Lee) Bell, Warren Lester, Fred Arrington, King (Dorothy) Gregory, Harold R. (Doris) Bert, Davis (Jo) Smith, Fred Shelfer and Alvin Stephens.
The meeting this week was at the home of Mrs. Ed Bell.
The yearly gathering of the members of Mrs. Aubrey (Kathleen) Butler's family from Madison, Fla., were here Sunday and enjoyed Sunday dinner and a days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Butler and family. Twenty four relatives were guests for the day and Mrs. R. J. Patterson, Mrs. Butler's mother, remained for a two weeks visit with her daughter.
|Mrs. W. V. Smith Hostess At Party
Mrs. J. L. Wilde of Miami, aunt of Mrs. W. V. (Sara) Smith, and Mrs. H. H. Claybrook of Scottsboro, Ala., mother of Mrs. Sam (Mary) Lester, were complimented at a Coco Cola party, Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at the home of Mrs. W. V. Smith. Sandwiches, potato chips and cookies were served with Coco Cola. Assisting her grand mother with the serving was little Miss Frances Smith.
Friends invited to meet the honorees were: Mesdames George Gregory, E. H. Slappey, Joe Cantey, B. E. Leverett, Eugenia Leverett, M. E. (Mary Emma) McCorquodale, O. M. (Elma) Tillis, Duncan (Edith) Lester, Eva Haviland, Harold (Jean) Bert, A. A. Ellinor, Sam (Mary) Lester, Davis (Jo) Smith, Louis DeJarnette and Miss Mary Nicholson.
|Dixie Cafe Changes Under New Ownership
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cabral of New York purchased the Dixie Cafe from E. T. Bass, Sr., Sept. 15.
Mrs. Cabral will be remembered to Havana residents as Miss Beanie Harvell daughter of Mrs. Annie Harvell. Mrs. Cabral and her husband have lived for the past two years in New York City and now with the purchase of the Dixie Cafe they will make their home in Havana in an apartment adjoining the cafe.
They plan to serve good, well prepared food and are open from 6 a. m. until 11 p. m. The cafe will be closed all day Monday.
|Havana Social Notes
Miss Mary Keith was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee Monday night for observation.
Mrs. Lavonia Winburn and Miss Birdye Winburn have returned from a vacation trip spent in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Womack had as their guests, for a few days this week, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Hobby, of Macon, Ga.
The following have signed up for an eight weeks sewing class in Tallahassee, Miss Ruth Moore, Mrs. C. W. (Ruth) Tullos, Mrs. Ed (Ruby Lee) Bell, Mrs. D. B. (Evelyn) Leonard, Mrs. Fred (Anne) Arrington and Mrs. Joe (Dixie) Carroll.
Mr. Hollis Johnson of Meigs, Ga., spent the week-end in Havana with his sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Scott.
Bob Jordon of Nichols, Fla., visited for a few days this week with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Daniels.
Miss Helen Sapp, of Washington, D. C., is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Sapp this week.
Mr. Ray Shaw and Miss Hellie Harrison spent Sunday with Mrs. O. B. Harrison.
Mrs. Roy Uptain and little daughter Ann and Mrs. Fred Schofner and son, Freddy of Mobile have been visiting relatives in Havana for the past two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl (and Alice) Lang visited in Homerville, Ga., on the week-end.
Mr. T. M. Lambert and son Tommy of Dalton, Ga., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lambert, Sr., this past week-end.
Correction: Due to a typographical error in last week's paper, it was stated that Mrs. Mary Butler had celebrated her 78th birthday, it should have read 68th birthday. Apologies to Mrs. Butler.
Joseph Darsey left Saturday for Atlanta where he is studying Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech University.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wheeler, of Bainbridge spent the day Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Darsey and family.
Miss Betty Fletcher flew to Atlanta Sunday for a few days' business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil (and Frances) Butler and children have returned from a six day vacation trip to Wynesville, N. C., Mrs. D. A. Butler who has been visiting in the same place returned on Saturday.
By Jeannette Joiner
Miss Corene Walsh left for Washington, D. C., Saturday night. Miss Walsh has been spending a two weeks vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. ("Little" Miles Hobson and Eva Laing) Walsh.
Mr. and Mrs. Authur Butler of Tallahassee, spent a while Friday evening with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (and Pearl) Poppell.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Johnson, Sr., of Bainbridge, Ga., spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. O. L. (Oliver and Susie) Stephens.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Gray and children, Bobby and Gloria Ann, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Willie Stephens.
Mr. Authur Walsh, of Live Oak, visted his family (Miles and Eva Walsh) last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. (Charlie and Joyce) Bell, of Tallahassee visited Mrs. Claudia Bell and also their son, who is staying with Mrs. Bell, last week-end.
Mrs. Authur Walsh (Sarah Strickland) visited Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ferrell in Havana, Sunday.
Mrs. John Henry (Holland Walsh) Perritt of Jacksonville is visiting relatives here a few days this week.
FISH STRING, yes sir 80 bream from up Georgia way. Count 'em, Aubrey says, Duncan swears, Conrad affirms, and Wallace knows. Aside from the fun of catching them, the fishermen and their families enjoyed the fish fry last Saturday a week ago at aubrey Butler's. The anglers are Wallace Shelfer, Aubrey Butler, Duncan Lester, and Conrad Harrell.
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