Excerpted, with permission, from the Havana Herald, Havana, FL. www.HavanaHerald.net
Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Eunice Herren. Where the full names of people are known,
they have been added in parentheses by Angela Cassidy.
|Santa Comes To Town
A laughing, waving Santa Claus delighted local children last Saturday afternoon when he
rode through Havana streets on the back of the new fire truck. The parade was led by a
highway patrol car, and Santa's approach was heralded by the school band playing marches and Christmas music.
|The Office Cat
It's customery, I know, for all columnists to write an annual Christmas column. However, since annual means once a year, and since I have sung carols, looked at pictures of Santa Claus, and recited "T'was the Night Before Christmas" to small kittens of my acquaintances until I feel that holly is growing out of my ears, it may be excusable if I write my annual Yuletide mewsings next 4th of July.
We certainly did get a lot of wild guesses as to who was who in that contest picture we ran last week. Most people included Mayor Slappey's name on their lists, and other suggestions used frequently were King Gregory, Boyd Leonard and C. W. Tullos. I tried to persuade the boss to repeat the contest this week by letting me take a picture of some people for him, but he refused on the grounds that we'd probably lose too much money. He didn't know that people in the pictures I take are unrecognizable head on, much less backwards.
Mrs. Boss' father, Mr. Fred L. Harris, of Birmingham, Ala., (paid adv.) came down Wednesday to help us get the pages numbered and dated correctly on the Christmas edition, if no other one. It's funny to me that he, being a newspaperman from way back, knows how to set type to help George out, can help the boss make up pages, can read proofs for Carolyn, and can even catch the papers while Junior runs the press, yet when I ask him to help me sweep up the office, he doesn't know one end of the broom from the other. I don't get it.
There's a lot of last minute shopping left on my Christmas list, so I know you'll
excuse me if I cut this short. If you're as busy as everybody else I know, this
is as much as you'll have time to read anyway.
P. S. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
|Mears To Head USDA Council
George H. Mears was named head of the U. S. Department of Agriculture county council for the year 1949 at their annual meeting in Quincy Monday. He will succeed the late George W. Munroe.
W. D. Griffin of the soil conservation service was named vice chairman and A. G. Driggers, county agent, secretary of the council, which is composed of F. F. Morgan, county clerk; Herschel Clark, veteran farmer; John G. Fischer, Farm Home Administration; Miss Elise Laffitte, Home Demonstration agent; D. M. Bishop, Vocational Ag., teacher; Loren W. Weaver, REA; Frank Herrin, Production Credit Ass'n.
The council which was set up to approve veteran's training in the county at the suggestion of several of the members decided to take steps to revise, if possible the membership. This suggestion was made in as much as in some cases the present membership has certain organizations that are not particularly interested in the farming program and does not include some agricultural workers in the county that are vitally interested in the program.
A motion was made by John Fischer that an Agricultural planning committee be organized to meet once a month with civic club agricultural committees, all agricultural workers, veterans farm bureau representatives, etc.
N. B. Bevis was elected chairman of the committee, John Fischer, vice chairman, and Bernard Clark, secretary treasurer.
|Cub Pack Has Christmas Party Meet at City Hall
Members of Cub Pack 11 and their parents met last Monday night at the City Hall for their December meeting and their first Christmas party.
The hall was festive with seasonal decorations and the Cubs decorated the Christmas tree with attractive hand made balls, snow men, bells and colored streamers that they have been making during the month at their Den meetings.
During the meeting, the Bobcat ceremony was held and Tommy LeBlanc and Bobby Ellinor were accepted into the Pack. Wesley Mahaffey formerly of the Quincy Cub Pack was welcomed into the Havana group and assigned to Den 3. Bobby Ellinor joined the boys of Den 2 and Tommy LeBlanc will be in Den 1.
Den 2, of which Mrs. G. H. (Jo) Loche is Den Mother, won the coveted Honor Pennant for December. The Den had a perfect attendance at the Pack meeting both in members and parents present. Denner Mark Morgan accepted the flag for the Den.
Other presentations at the meeting Monday night were: Michael Swisher, wolf badge and one feather; Mark Morgan, gold and silver arrow; Bobby Ray Durden and Gary Harrison, gold arrow. The arrow awards were given for completion of ten elective achievements.
Refreshments at the party were supplied by Cub mothers and of special delight to the boys were eight inch Santa Claus cookies, complete with red suit, white buttons and trimmings, made by Mrs. H. H. Swisher. Other Christmas cookies and drinks were also enjoyed by the Cubs and their parents.
The Kiwanis Club, sponsor of the Pack, supplied a favor of brightly wrapped suckers for each Cub at the party.
At the conclusion of the meeting, it was announced that there will be no Den meetings during the holidays, but meetings will be resumed the first week after school starts in the new year.
|Curry Honored By Resolution
The Board of County Commissioners at their regular meeting last Monday passed on the bonds of all elected county officials taking office for another four year term after the first of the year. The total amount of the bonds was in excess of $56,000.
At the same meeting, Mr. Hines introduced a resolution seconded by Mr. Hirt honoring the late Commissioner John S. Curry of Quincy.
The resolution was as follows:
In the Providence of the Supreme Being, death came to Honorable John S. Curry on November 15, 1948. In Mr. Curry's passing, the people of Gadsden County, of all races and creed, lost an outstanding friend and valuable citizen. As a member of the Board of County Commissioners from January, 1933, until the time of his death, considerable time of which was spent as chairman of said board, Mr. Curry assisted ably and untiringly in directing financial structures and activities of the county government of Gadsden county. His life reflected the thoughts and actions of a gentleman of the old South. His kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness and sympathy for his fellow man was practiced each day of his life.
Be it herefore, resolved that the Board of County Commissioners of Gadsden County, Florida place upon their records this inmemoriam of the Honorable John S. Curry, who served the people of our state and community so well and faithfully for so many years and also that a copy be sent to his family.
|Former Patient Urges Support of TB Seal Sale
"If everyone could see the way patients are treated at the Sanatorium at Marianna, they would be more willing to give toward the support of the Christmas Seal drive; and more willing to support legislation favoring the sanatoria," states B. A. (Ames) Barineau of Route 2, Havana. Mr. Barineau recently spent 12 1/2 months in the sanatorium at Marianna and has been released as an arrested case. Mr. Barineau states that he dreaded going for treatment but after he had been there for a few days and he discovered what type of place the sanatorium was, his fears dissolved.
Mr. Barineau urges those suffering from tubercuslosis not to dread going to the sanatorium, for they will receive good treatment and if they listen to the doctors and follow the prescribed course without balking they can be assured of complete return to health.
Mr. Barineau urges everyone to take advantage of the mobile X-ray unit when it again comes to Gadsden County. It was by taking advantage of a free chest X-ray that Mr. Barineau discovered he had tuberculosis and with this early discovery it was possible for the disease to be arrested in a much shorter lenght of time. Mr. Barineau commends the Gadsden County Tuberculosis and Health Association, which is financed solely by the sale of Christmas Seals, and which functions in cooperation with the local health department and the State Tuberculosis Board. The local tuberculosis association cooperates in ___ , health education. (rest missing)
|Rodgers Elected Area Chairman For Boy Scouts
Harvey T. Rodgers was named chairman at the Gadsden District of the Suwannee River Council of the Boy Scouts of America at the annual father and son banquet held at the city hall in Quincy last Thursday night.
The address of welcome was delivered by George D. Watson, who has served the area as chairman for the past two years. The area includes Quincy, Havana and Greensboro in this county.
Harold C. Bert was named vice chairman of the Gadsden district and continues to be a commissioner at large on the area council. Jack Dudley was appointed to represent Havana on the district committee as assistant commissioner under Mr. Rodgers.
Norman Fain of Quincy and T. R. Milan of Greensboro were the other assistant commissioners named to the council.
The Rev. R. S. Morrisey of Quincy was master of ceremonies at the banquet, introducing various figures present. The Rev. J. Ivey Edwards delivered an address and the Rev. J. L. Hunter offered the invocation.
Presentations of awards to the Greensboro troop for the high marks attained by it in various rallies and camporees during the past year was made by Eugene Jones, field director, who is being transferred to another area.
Scoutmaster D. Phiel, Quincy troop 202, received a complete scoutmaster's uniform in recognition of his continuing outstanding contribution to the scout movement in this area.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Rev. T. I. Deane dismissed the assemblage with prayer.
|New Havana 4-H Club Is Largest
Fifty six prospective members turned out last Thursday for the organizational meeting of a 4-H boys club in Havana. The meeting was held at the agricultural building at the school house and conducted by County Agent A. G. Driggers and Bernard Clark, AAA administrator for this area.
The Greensboro 4-H'ers have the next largest membership totaling 40, Quincy has 15 members, Mt. Pleasant 21 and Concord 8.
The boys elected Charles Barber as president of the club to pilot it through their first year, and made Charles Noack, vice president and Don Vickers, secretary and treasurer, to aid him.
The principles and background of 4-H work was outlined for the boys and projects suggested. Most popular projects amongst members of the new club were: raising of hogs, corn, and cattle.
|Santa Claus Arrives
Shown busily handing out Christmas gifts to one of the largest crowds ever assembled in Havana are
Santa and his associates. After his arrival on the new fire truck, Santa spent several hours in
front of the City Hall talking to youngsters and distributing favors. Edwin Herring, shown in extreme
foreground, acted as master of ceremonies. Santa rode into town Saturday to greet all his little friends,
escorted by Corp. Ralph Strong of the Highway Patrol and to the Christmas music of the Havana High
|Santa Claus Plays Host To Big Crowd Of Kiddies
Merchant Gift Award Winners Announced
One of the largest crowds in Havana's history gathered in the downtown area Saturday afternoon to welcome Santa Claus as he rode into town laughing, bowing and waving from his post on the back of the new fire truck.
Santa's official escort was higway patrol Corp. Ralph Strong, who led the parade on its eight block route. Following the patrol car, marched the color guard and the Havana High School band, colorful in uniforms and playing marches and Christmas music.
Hundreds of spectators lined the streets to observe the festivities. The parade stopped in front of the City Hall, where Santa and his helpers handed out 1900 bags of fruit, candy, and nuts to children in the crowd. Many boys and girls had the thrilling experience of putting in their Christmas orders to Santa Claus first hand, and all appeared well satisfied with the visit of the redsuited, bewhiskered old gentleman.
After all of the children had received their favors, Santa made a tour of several homes where children were sick and unable to take part in the proceedings.
The entire project was arranged under the sponsorship of the Havana Merchants Association.
Drawing Held Saturday
Five lucky people received awards in the first Merchant Association Gift Night drawing, held at 5:00 o'clock, Saturday afternoon at the City Hall.
Hunter Johnson of Rt. 2, Havana, received a cash award of $25 as first prize. Second prize, a $10 award, was won by Woodrow Lowe of Concord, and three $5 prizes went to Carl Harvell, Rt. 2, Havana; Mrs. Fred (Betty Lou) Shelfer, of Quincy; and O. M. Tillis, Havana.
The Association plans to continue their Gift Night project, tickets for which are available at local stores with each $1 purchase or payment on account. Further details may be secure from local merchants.
This week's drawing will be held at 5 p. m., Christmas Eve at the City Hall.
|Fidelis Class Has Christmas Meeting
The Wesley Fidelis Class of the Methodist Sunday School held its annual Christmas meeting Monday night at the home of Mrs. C. B. (Elizabeth) Shelfer, Jr.
Beautiful Christmas decorations in the living room of the home created a festive setting for the meeting. Southern smilax outlined the windows and the arched doorways and arrangements of red camellias were placed at vantage points. A lighted manger scene, Santa and his reindeer, a Christmas tree, and several other decorations was used.
Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton, the class president, led a discussion of the year's activities and opened the program with a Christmas scripture reading. Sarah Ruth, Betty and Mary Howard Shelfer, daughters of the hostess, entertained the group with the singing of carols and Mrs. G. H. Loch gave an article entitled "The Prince of Peace."
During the social hour, Mrs. (Elizabeth) Shelfer served open faced sandwiches, fruit cake and hot chocolate.
|Presbyterian Women Meet Monday At Church
Members of the Presbyterian Women's Auxiliary held their regular business and progam meeting at the church Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Cecil Butler presided at a short business session, after which she began the program with a Christmas meditation. Mrs. John Dolan gave an article entitled "Making The Most of Special Days."
Eight members were present at the meeting.
|Havana Kiwanis Installation To Be Held Tuesday
James Mitchell Is New Head of Civic Organization
President Fred Arrington of the Kiwanis club announced last Tuesday that plans had been completed for a joint ladies night meeting and installationof officers during the holiday season next Tuesday, December 28 at 7 p. m., at the City Hall.
James Mitchell, who was elected to head the club for the coming year, will take over the reins officially along with Wallace Shelfer, Jr., who was named to the office of vice president. John Keith, the perennial secretary will generously assume the office of secretary for another year on the same evening.
Mitchell needs no introduction to most of the folks in this vicinity, as he came to Havana in 1940, served four years in the Army, (1942-46) and since his return has been employed as office manager for Shelfer & Ellinor Company. James is a charter member of the local Kiwanis club, has been active recently in the organization of the Greensboro club, and is also a member of the Masonic Order and the Methodist church here.
Tentatively scheduled as the principal speaker of the evening is Judge Ben McGinnis of Tallahassee, well known and liked here for his ability as an after dinner speaker.
On the installation ceremonies for the evening will be the newly elected board of directors of the organization composed of J. E. Robinson, H. R. Bert, D. E. Penn, E. B. McFarland, C. B. Shelfer,Jr., and W. L. Williams, Jr.
Some 30 Kiwanians and their guests and wives are expected to attend the evening meeting.
|Party Given For Carol Williams
Mrs. Dan Smith honored her daughter, Carol Williams, on her seventh birthday with a party given at her home Thursday afternoon of last week.
The house was attractively decorated with a Christmas motif. Fifteen children enjoyed playing indoor and outdoor games, and several prizes were given to winners.
Carol received a number of lovely birthday rememberances which she opened during the afternoon. The guests were presented with party favors, paper hats, and miniature Christmas trees filled with candy.
Birthday cake and ice cream in red and green completed the holiday color scheme. Mrs. Wilson Hall and Mrs. Otis Todd assisted Mrs. Smith in serving.
Those who celebrated the occasion with Carol were John Woodbery, Thelma Todd, Betty Butler, Max Smith, Lloyd Shiver, Linda Penn, Peggy Leonard, Diane and Sunny Hall, Douglas Collins, Barbara Loch, Sandra Laing, Donna May and Margaret Alice Weatherly.
|[Individual personal mentions not part of any article]
Mrs.C. W. Foxworth and daughter, Judy, of St. Augustine, Fla., are the guests of Mrs. Foxworth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams, Sr. Mr. Foxworth will join them here for Christmas.
Bobby Miller, who is a student at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., is spending the holiday with his family here.
|Band Members Are Guests At Hayride
The members of the Havana High School Band and their director, Mr. Henry Blake, were guests of the local Future Farmers and Future Homemakers chapters Thursday night of last week at a combination hayride and wiener roast.
About 85 young people enjoyed riding in straw filled trucks to the river bridge, where they roasted wieners around an open fire. Cold drings were served with the hot dogs.
Chaperoning the group were Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Yearty and Miss Hilda Grant, the FHA sponsor.
A committee of FFA boys headed by Don Butler and Charles Lester, cooperated with an FHA committee composed of Annette Darsey, Margaret Miller and Marjorie Moreland, in making arrangements for the entertainment.
The outing was given in appreciation of the band's help in making the FFA sponsored Hallowe'en Carnival a success.
|Mrs. Zeigler Host To Dorcas Class
Mrs. Hugh Zeigler was hostess to the Dorcas Class of the Baptist Sunday School at her home Tuesday evening of last week at a business meeting and Christmas party. Seventeen members and four visitors were present.
The program opened with the singing of "Silent Night" by the group, and a prayer by the class president, Mrs. Alma Alligood, followed. Mrs. Harris Spence was in charge of the devotional, which was on a Christmas theme. Reports of the various committees were given.
At the close of the business meeting, the members enjoyed a game directed by Mrs. Luke (Mary Love) Blackburn and gifts were exchanged.
Refreshments of strawberry shortcake and coffee were served by the hostess during the social hour.
The next meeting of the class will be held on the third Monday in January at the home of Mrs. E. D. (Pearl) Weatherly.
|Havana School News
Editor in Chief................Venice Walsh
At intervals, Mr. Burns sounds the fire alarm signal (a long blast on the outside bells). The object, then, is to clear the building as quickly as possible with the least interference and confusion. Each student is supposed to remain quiet and calm, merely to lay down whatever he or she is doing and WALK to the nearest exit.
Lately students seem to regard these practices as just a few minutes off to talk and cut up. Such is not the case. Probably as a result of this, the length of time necessary to evacuate the building has increased about 30 seconds. This may seem trivial to you but in an emergency it could be very serious. No matter what causes the delay, the cause should be avoided if at all possible. The faculty can stress the correct procedure to follow, it is up to you students to follow this procedure at all times. In case of fire, one exit could be blocked, since the building has open stairs and oiled floors. Unless students know what to do in such an emergency, a stampede could easily result. Correct fire drills are supposed to teach you what to do and to give practice necessary to make the knowledge habitual action so that in case of fire one can follow the right procedure without having to think.
In a survey of the building recently, the faculty recommended outside fire escapes, along with numerous other safety devices. Since the best way to prevent a disaster is to be prepared for it, the faculty is preparing now. You students should prepare now, by practicing the correct procedure to use in an emergency.
Around The Town
Since the Christmas holidays are near there really is a lot to do. Monday night, the band students went to Quincy to practice for the inauguration. There were quite a few who made new acquaintances and some that renewed some old one. Who was heard saying tht the drum major from Chattahoochee was cute?
Has anyone ever been a round Joye Hitson very much. We didn't find out until recently what a "wit" she is. "NITWIT" that is! She is very good at impersonating people.
Winston Sapp, who was sitting by you going to Quincy Monday night?
Then Tuesday night, there was the Leon-Havana game. We won (as you all know). The crowd from Havana was really happy about the good playing and sportsmanship shown by our boys. Congratulations, team, for a job well done!
Seen at the game.
Audrie Gray and Ross Ellwood; Audrey Anne Blackmon and Edward Bates; Mary Ann Butler spending most of her time looking for billfolds Barbara (Powell) and Carol (Ellinor) had lost; Julia Anne (Tullos), Barbara (Powell), and Mr. Lawrence Powell almost getting into an argument with a Leon fan; Tootsie (Margaret) Miller just sitting back enjoying it all; Venice (Walsh) whooping for Havana; many old HHS students who are attending FSU, cheering for their "Alma Mater".
Wednesday seemed mighty dull compared with Tuesday when everyone was keyed up about the game. The only event Wed. was a Demolay meeting in Quincy.
Thursday night, the FFA boys and FHA girls gave the band a hayride. The ride was bumpy but other than that everything was fine, even the "true loves" were running smooth despite the bumps in the road. Seen together at the party were; Dick (Williams) and Faye (Allen), Annette (Darsey) and Ray (Gregory), Bobby Harrell and Ella Jean (Driver), Jimmie (Boynton) and Barbara (Powell), Julie Griner and Billy Edmunds, Julia Anne (Tullos) and Dickie (Fischer), and lots of other couples.
Miss Grant certainly seemed to have a good time.
Joe Cantey was down there being the "lone wolf" as well as Ray McClellan and Hunter McCullough.
About 75 of the Band, FFA and FHA members were there to enjoy just about the best hayride that has ever been given around Havana. Everyone who attended will want to thank Mr. (Orton) Yearty and his group of boys and Miss Grant and the group of girls who helped to make this party such a success.
Friday night, the grade mothers gave the Seniors a supper out at Mrs. Cantey's. Everyone always enjoys the parties at Mrs. (Nellie) Cantey's and this certainly wasn't an exception. Thanks, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Cantey, Mrs. Harrell and Mrs. Willis for a wonderful time.
Well! we've told you the events of the past week and here's what went with them:
Bobby Lambert, did you have a date with June or Elizabeth at the "Hack" gmae Friday night? Several people are wondering.
Junior Harvell and Billy Clenny, who are those Sneads girls you're interested in? That certainly is a long way to go to get girls!
Pat Gray, looks as though you and Edwin are seeing quite a bit of one another lately. Could this be a new romance? What was of interest down at the river bridge last Saturday and Sunday night?
Carl J. (Jarrard), is the Nancy in Tally still holding your attention?
We notice that Bobby Harrell has Hunter McCullough's ring. Could this be true love or a scheme for exchange?
Did the girl from Jennie Murphy Hall come to the game Tuesday night, David? That was a mighty cute girl you were talking to at the Quaker House.
How are Mary Zell (Haskins) and W. H., getting along? Just wondered.
Guess Betty Lou is still getting along good with Charles as we saw them at the game Tuesday night.
NEWS NOTES OF THE WEEK:
Overheard at the Leon game. Jay Hall aksing Libby S., how was her Havana boy friend's playing? (In case you don't know he meant David).
Garrett Brooks, whom were you sitting by Saturday night in the show? I can see you and Douglas VanLandingham aren't going to be the "best of friends".
John Dolan and Pasty Lambert seemed to be getting along just fine Saturday night at Patsy's party.
Heard that Joyce Johnson wouldn't go with anyone but Billy Clenney to Patsy's party.
And speaking of party, Mary Zell seemed to be attracting all the young boys' attention. Billy Edmunds and John D. (Dolan), even walked her home afterward.
Who is this W. C. Smith from Quincy that caught some of the girls' eyes at the party? A new possibility.
What happened to the romance between Bookie (Robertson) and Phil?
Tootsie (Margaret) Miller, who was your fellow that tried to help carry you across the mud Tuesday night after the game?
Elsie Walsh, where were you and a certain boy walking Tuesday night? Hmmmm!
Haven't mentioned that Julia Anne was quite popular last week end. A date with a different boy every night.
Well, folks this will be the last article we'll write this year but our wish for you is a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
The Bears Growl
During the remainder of last week, the Bears have been recuperating from the licking they gave the Leon Lions (in one sense). All of the basketball fans who saw it know exactly what I mean.
Coach Strange had had the boys in his room for skull [it says skull in the newspaper] practice and from the looks of the tilt in Tallahassee they certainly need it. The Havana squad was off a considerable amount on their shooting, passing, and playing as a whole, but this could have been due to several things. As you all possibly know, the new shell in Tallahassee is very much larger than the place the Bears have been working out. Naturally, by this, I mean the shell in Hack. That could have affected the very ineffective passing skills the boys displayed. As for the shooting skills, I don't know.
Also I noticed that there was some discussion on the part of the referees but from where we sat, (and that is plenty close,) the men from FSU handled the game very nicely. The Lions, however, committed twenty six personal fouls.
Right after the Christmas holidays, the Bears start preparing for tilts with Wewahitchka and Crawfordville. As
usual, turnout of local fans has been impressive and we hope it will continue to be so throughout the remaining HHS
Grade Mothers Entertain Seniors
The entire senior class was present at a dinner given by the grademothers at the home of Mrs. J. S. Cantey last Friday night. The guests began arriving at 6:30 and the dinner was served at 7 o'clock.
The Seniors presented the grademothers with gold striped bud vases and Mrs. Truluck with mantle vases.
The seniors enjoyed the delicious turkey and dressing.
We would like to express our appreciation to the grademothers for such a lovely dinner party.
Our Grade mothers decorated our Christmas tree for us and they are going to give us a party this afternoon.
We are only class that had a lighted Christmas tree in school. We had a little program in our room and each one had a piece to recite. Our grademothers gave us a party.
We have got a Christmas tree today. We put cotton on the windows. We put holly leaves over the blackboard. We made a Christmas tree. We made bells, too. We are smart for Friday.
We are going to have our Christmas party tomorrow evening at two thirty. We hope our grade mothers will bring us some nice things to eat. We had a long line of people who has to stay in. We have been studying about Balboa who wanted to get some golden plates.
Our tree has not been decorated yet, but we are going to decorate it today. We have had to stay in for talking, but we went out yesterday. We will be out of school for two weeks. The ones that made Honor Roll Grades are Jim Henry Slappey, Sylvia Sapp, and Margaret Whittle.
The 7th grade is going to have a party Friday, and we are going to have a Christmas tree. Some of the people are going to have a play. We are going to have a party.
Like everyone else we enjoyed a Christmas party. Mrs. Daniels acted as Santa Claus by giving each of us a Baby Ruth first period while we were having a hard Math test. Our grade mothers gave us a little party which we well enjoyed. Thanks to everyone who helped and a Merry Christmas.
The tenth grade has really planned a hilarious time for Christmas. The gifts received will be turned over to the Cub Scouts to distribute among needy families. Mr. Walker received from the class, a brush and comb set; the grade mothers received a box of beautifully designed facial soap.
We are planning a party for this afternoon. Don brought our tree and a committee decorated it. We are going to continue our suppers after Christmas.
The senior class presented the chapel program Friday afternoon. Poems were read, everybody sang, and the 8th grade gave a little play. We looked forward to becoming seniors, now we are looking for second semester.
Question of The Week
What Do You Want For Christmas?
Don Butler: Two front teeth.
Barbara Powell: For Jimmie to reform.
Bobby Harrell: A certain woman.
Joe Cantey: A pair of spurs to wear on my boots.
Bobby Willis: A negro baby doll. (One that wets its pants).
Bobby Lambert: A '49 Buick.
Orien Womack: A diamond ring as big as Dick Williams' head.
Mrs. Campbell: A white shag rug, 9x12. (I hope the hint is taken).
Doris Hooks: A dark haired sophomore boy.
Gail Cooper: A certain cute sophomore boy. (We won't mention names).
Earl Moore: Something sweet.
Joan Lascola: Such a silly question. We'll just let Santa Claus come from Quincy.
Mr. Blake: A trip home.
Carl Jarrard: A girl from Tallahassee. (Could it be Nancy)?
Audrie Gray: A date with a tall, dark and handsome guy.
Julie Griner: Something Special.
Mary Scott: A bee-bee gun.
Jeanette Joiner: A Bulova wrist watch with six diamonds in it.
With Mr. Blake as director, the Havana High School Glee Club has been organized with a beginning membership of 30 students. Plans include enlarging the club to 60 members later. Only the Band members were offered membership at the beginning of the club for they already had some knowledge of music, but eventually membership will be open to everyone in high school.
The club held its first rehearsal Monday, December 13. The present schedule includes tow rehearsals each week, one on Monday and another on Wednesday, at the regular Band period, the period just before noon.
The group is currently practicing on a carol, "Come, Holy Ghost Our Souls Inspire."
Those who are eligible and interested in becoming members may see Mr. Blake.
Just A Few More Days
Yes, Folks, Christmas is almost here, And I've things to do for those so dear.
T'will only be a few days more Before old Santa will knock at the door.
There's gifts to wrap and cakes to bake, And the little cedar to decorate:
But I mustn't forget the mistletoe, And the big red wreath must be "so-so."
The stocking must be hung, for soon St. Nick will be wondering into that room.
Already the candles await ignition, Fearing they will miss the grand exhibition.
The holly I'll hang over the old fireplace (The hammer and nails, in case of disgrace, I'll hide in the corner behind the blue chair Where they'll be handy if there's need for repair.)
When everything's ready, the ribbons all tied, I'll be exhausted, it can't be denied!
But I'm quite sure, with such jollity in store, When Christmas comes, I'll be tired no more!
Yes, Folks, Christmas is almost here, Forget those cares and shed no tear;
But be certain to listen for the reindeer's pause Which hearlds the advant of dear Santa Claus.
|Christmas Party Given For Juniors
Members of the Junior Sunday School Department enjoyed a Christmas party given by their teachers, Mrs. L. W. Powell and Mrs. Warren Lester, at the church, Tuesday afternoon. Twenty one children were present.
The Juniors were entertained with holiday games, after which they observed the annual Christmas tree ceremony of exchanging gifts. Attractive decorations in red and green were used in the Sunday School rooms.
Following the presentation of gifts, the hostesses served their classes with ice cream, cookies and Christmas candies.
|Sunday School Class Entertained Friday
Mrs. J. E. Robinson entertained her Sunday School class of Junior girls at her home last Friday afternoon. The party rooms were attractive with Christmas decorations and arrangements of red berries, greenery and candles.
The class members enjoyed playing holiday games, and afterward went to the home of Mr. A. M. Weeks and sang Christmas carols for him.
Mrs. Robinson served her guests refreshments of sandwiches, cookies and cold drinks, all of which carried out the red and green color scheme. Favors were candy walking canes.
Those present with the hostess were Judy Hooks, Alice McCullough, Nell Jowers, Helen Mills, Betty Colvin, Jean Farrell, Catherine Atkinson, Margaret Whittle, Jonnie Lou Strickland, Iragene Harrell, Elizabeth Weatherly and Jackie Scott.
|Miss Anita Tullos Is Party Hostess
Miss Anita Tullos was hostess to a group of friends at a supper party at her home Saturday evening. Christmas decorations were used throughout the house.
A delicious chicken supper was served to the guests, who were Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Suber of Greensboro, Misses Deede Robertson and Carolyn Tillis, and Bobby Benton and Pat Butler.
|Supper Party Fetes Mr. and Mrs. Poppell
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Poppell, whose marriage was a recent event, were complimented Friday evening with a supper party given by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Blackburn at their home.
The living room was decorated with arrangements of camellias and Christmas greenery. Supper was served buffet style, and afterward attractive gifts were presented to the young couple.
Invited guests in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Poppell were Mr. and Mrs. Ladd Maxwell, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Poppell, Mrs. E. S.Holman, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Blackburn, Miss Jewel Dees and Elbert Poppell.
|Concord Club Has Christmas Party
The Concord Home Demonstration Club members held their annual Christmas party Thursday afternoon of last week at the community house in Concord.
The community house was attractively decorated for the occasion, and arrangements of red camellias were used on the tables.
The program for the afternoon featured group singing of Christmas carols and the reading of Christmas scripture. Following the program, the members enjoyed an exchange of gifts. Refreshments served were fruit cake, coffee and salted nuts.
|Photo Here They Are "Back Again"
The guesses we received on the identify of the men pictured were many and varied (and worng, for the most part). The first correct list was sent in by Mrs. H. N. (Dewey) Alewine, who will receive $5 for her shrewd guessing. Her list read as follows, from left to right: Dick Gandy, John Blount, C. L. Fowler, and Howard Strickland.
Miss Hilda Grant is spending the holiday period with her family in Tallahassee.
L. H. Cobb, of Tallahassee, was the dinner guest Sunday of his sister, Mrs. Mellie McLellan.
Miss Estermary Brown is spending the holidays with her family in Pensacola.
Miss Ruth Moore left Thursday of last week for a holiday visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Moore, in Macedonia, Ill.
Miss Jewell Dees arrived Friday from Blountstown, Fla., to spend Christmas and the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Dees.
B. J. Woodbery of Atlanta, Ga., was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Woodbery and family, Thursday through Sunday of last week.
Miss Frances Powell, who is a student at Wesleyan College at Macon, Ga., is spending the holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mr. L. W. Powell.
James Nicholson and Harold Bert, Jr. who attend the University of Florida, are spending the Christmas holidays here with their families.
Home on vacation from FSU are Kenneth Martin, Herschel Darsey, Camp Peavey, Carl Driver, Jim Morgan, Jim Miller, Pat Butler, Jack Boynton, Virginia Bert, Donald and Fred Williams, Mary Ann Nicholson, Hugh Moreland and Gene Leverett.
Potter and Mary Dale Woodbery were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Woodward, Jr., in Quincy Saturday night.
Miss Montez Haskins is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Haskins. She is a student at LeGrange College at LeGrange, Ga.
Misses Marilyn Morgan and Nell Gray arrived yesterday for a visit here with their families. Both are teachers in Panama City schools.
Mrs. Lottie Coker, of Gainesville, Ga., arrived in Hinson today for a holiday visit with her sisters, Mrs. Fannie Dunston and Mrs. J. L. Reinhardt.
Mrs. H. E. Masters is enjoying a Christmas visit from her daughter, Mrs. Jeannette Baird, and her granddaughter, little Lucia Baird, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr. and Mrs. Edward O. Munson, of Houston, Texas, are arriving this week end for a visit with Mrs. Munson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale.
Mrs. Maggie Hildreth of Jasper, Fla., was the guest of her mother, Mrs. H. A. LeVar Saturday and Sunday of last week. She will return here to spend Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Laing left Tueday for New York, where they will spend Christmas with their daughter, Anne, who attends school there. They expect to return December 29th.
Mrs. Jonnie Cook left last week for a two week visit with relatives in Biloxi, Miss.
Cadets Bill Shelfer and Lewis W. Shelfer, Jr., are enjoying a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Shelfer, Sr. The boys attend Sewanee Military Academy at Sewanee, Tenn.
Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Hunter are leaving Sunday after church for a three day visit with their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Happy Lawrence, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Whipple had as overnight guests Monday, Mrs. Whipple's brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thompson, of Elkins, W. V. The visitors were en route to Chipley, Fla., to spend Christmas.
Mrs. H. C. Cobb, of Savannah Beach, Ga., spent Saturday night here with her sister in law, Mrs. Mellie McLellan, while en route to Milton, Fla., to join her husband, who is returning from Korea after a year spent in that country as a civilian railway employee. Mrs. Cobb was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Robert Sewell of Santa Monica, Calif., and three grandchildren. Mr. Sewell will also join his family in Milton for Christmas.
Fred L. Harris arrived Wednesday from Birmingham, Ala., to join Mrs. Harris for Christmas at the home of their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dudley.
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Darsey, daughter, Beverly, and dog "Ned" are expected to arrive Friday to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Womack.
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Butler and children of Pensacola will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler and Mrs. D. A. Butler Friday through Sunday of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Standley and son, Eddie, will spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. H. Odom and family in Lake City, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hall and daughters, Diane and Sunny, left today for a ten day visit in Miami with friends and relatives. While there they will attend the North-South football game on Christmas Day, and the Orange Bowl game on New Year's Day.
Joe Darsey of Birmingham, Ala., will arrive this week end to spend Christmas with his family.
Miss Rachel Sappington of Tampa is enjoying a holiday visit with her mother, Mrs. J. H. Slappey.
Henry Blake is spending the holidays with his family at Lowell, Mass.
Billy Leonard of Quincy is the guest of his brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Leonard.
The condition of Mrs. Joe Smith, who was hospitalized last week, is reported to be slightly improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Hordur Helgason of Reykjavik, Iceland, will leave next month for Paris, where Mr. Helgason will work with United Nations as Field Observer for Children's Emergency Relief. Mrs. Helgason is the former Miss Sarah Ross Boynton of Havana.
Mrs. Mellie McLelland and her daughter, Mrs. Inez Eubanks, will spend Christmas in Milton, Fla., with Mrs. McLellan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Cobb.
Miss Helen Sapp, of Washington, D. C., is enjoying a holiday visit here at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Sapp.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams, Sr., have as their guest their granddaughter, Pat Pelt, of Blountstown, Fla. Pat's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Pelt will arrive Friday.
|Whipple Home Scene Of Dinner Party
The T. W. Whipple home was the scene of a dinner party given Monday night by Mrs. Whipple for the telephone operators, telephone company employees and friends.
The rooms of the home were decorated with beautiful arrangements of poinsettias and camellias. A lighted Christmas tree was used in the living room.
A delicious turkey dinner was served buffet style. The turkey was a gift from Mrs. W. G. Butler to employes of the local exchange.
Enjoying the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Whipple and their son, William, were Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hall, and their children, Sunny and Diane; Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brock; Mrs. Thurman Davis and daughter, Pat; Miss Elizabeth Jones; Mrs. Eula Perry; Sonny and Ray McClellan; Miss Deede Robertson and Pat Butler.
|Anderson, Horton On Probation For Four Year Period
Cecil Anderson and Paul Horton, who were convicted at the last session of Circuit court, came up before Judge Hugh M. Taylor last Monday, on three counts of shooting into Negro dwelling houses.
The judge placed them on probation for a four year period to run concurrently and ordered them to pay $50 damages in each case.
In the current session of court, Nathaniel Worthy and Lester Calloway, both Negroes, plead guilty to breaking and entering and were given six months in the county jail.
Five other cases were continued to the next session of court.
Daisy Mae Fields, alias Daisy Mae Regulas, young Negro girl, who had been previously convicted of breaking and entering and committed to the Florida Industrial school was resentenced to 15 months in the state prison at Raiford.
|Alewine, Butler Named To Official Staff Of Governor Elect Warren
Hobson Alewine and Aubrey Butler of Havana are among Gadsdenites named this week by Governor elect Fuller Warren to serve on his official staff during his four year tenure of office.
Members of the staff, chosen from close personal friends, and political supporters, will hold the honoary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the State Militia. In forming his staff, Mr. Warren emphasized that because of the expense involved, no official uniforms will be worn, but instead, each member will be furnished with an arm band designating that he is an officer on the Governor's staff. This insignia will be worn at all official state functions.
Most of the staff members will be on hand for the inauguration January 4. Others named to the staff from this county are: T. M. Cumbie, Robert Victor Cantey, Howard Fletcher, Edgar S. Blake, Quincy; Mrs. F. A. Cumbie, Greensboro; Fern Johnson, Risdon Boykin, E. H. Boykin, Chattahoochee; and Bud Johnson, River Junction.
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