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.
|Havana Band Enters Fifth Year
Members of the Havana High School Band, now beginning its fifth year, are as follows:
Clarinets: Beatrice Lambert, Howard Gray, Jimmy Boynton, Dick Williams, Julia Ann Tullos,
Joe Cantey, Charles Lester, Mary Lou Gandy, Marjorie Moreland, Gail Cooper, Elsie Sue
Nunn, and Billy Edmunds. Saxaphones: Bernard Blackwood, Doris Hooks, Carol Ellinor,
Mary Zell Haskins, Dick Fischer and Julia Griner. Cornets: Dan Miller, Don Butler,
Bobby Harrell, Billy Cowart, and Winston Sapp. Trombones: Ray McClellan, Margaret Miller,
John Dolan and Bobby Harvell. Drums: Patrica Gray, Mary Ann Butler, Bobbie Willis,
Wilton Avirett and Wister Willis. Horns: Joe Peavy, Kenneth Haskins, and Audrey Gray.
Baritones, Ray Gregory and Sheldon Loch. Bass: David Burns and Hunter McCullough. Mr.
Henry Blake is the band director, and the color guards are Sterling Spooner and Clarence
|The Office Cat
Something went wrong with the fine plan I devised a couple of weeks ago for disposing of that pesky Office Rat. After carefully observing the pre-baiting period as suggested, I determined that Mousy (that's the name I call him in my saner moments) felt his greatest craving for licorice gum drops, with onion sandwiches running a close second. Consequently I went to a great deal of trouble to procure the kind of gumdrops that he especially liked and went to still more trouble to disguise the flavor of the lethal dose I put on them. I nonchanlantly left them on my desk one afternoon when I started home so that he couldn't miss them.
I think it would have worked too, except that he had read the same article I did, and he had discovered my weakness for chocolate covered cherries. It's a good thing I didn't eat but half the box, though, or you might not be reading this column today. After that sneaking attack on my life, I've decided you just can't trust anybody. I guess you can't expect much out of a rat like that, however.
In the "We Wonder Why" Department: We aren't naturally curious here in the Herald Office, but we just can't help wondering what Louie Mills was going to do with that shiny new sled he was carrying around town a few days ago. Was he expecting a cold spell, or was it a sly bit of propaganda sent by the California Chamber of Commerce?
Recently I saw what I supposed to be the start of a parade. I rushed outside to see the rest of it, but that was all there was, just Edwin Herring driving a bright red tractor on top of a hugh truck. I didn't get it, but of course, I applauded politely as he went by.
I am really a happy kitten this week. At last the chance I have been awaiting for two years has come along. This weekend, the whole editorial staff (Mr., Mrs., and Miss Boss) will be out of town attending the Fla. Press Association convention, and I will be left in complete charge of the office. Now I have a little plan in mind which should prove interesting. Don Penn is always complaining that the Herald isn't spicy enough, so this week end, while I am editor in chief, I plan to put out a special edition which tells the whole truth about everybody. In my little notebook, I have a list of people (which incidentally, starts off "Alewine, Butler, Butler, Cowart, etc," and continues all the way through "Z") whom I intend to watch very carefully this week end, and warning is hereby issued that NO ONE will be left out. Unless, of course, someone wants to speak to me privately and financially. In that case, be sure to look up THE OFFICE CAT.
P. S. My friends tell me there's a name for people like me, but I don't happen to know what it is.
|Band Has Excellent Record To Show For Four Years of Organization
By Carolyn Tillis
The Havana High School Band has come a long way in a short time. Little more than four years ago, few of Havana's students knew one musical instrument from another. Today, however, it's a different story; the 39 piece Havana band is making an outstanding record with its fine performances.
There's not much similarity between the present band and the twenty six frightend boys and girls who, only six months after being organized, competed in 1945 district music festival and surprised everyone by winning a first division rating for their concert playing.
The first band was begun under PTA auspices in the fall of 1944 following a great deal of discussion and promotion by a small group of interested townspeople. A public subscription of $600 finanaced the start of the project and Miss Shirley Bevis of Quincy was hired to teach prospective musicians how to read music, play instruments, and above all, to play together. Aided by H. Carlon Mason, Quincy's band director, Miss Bevis did an excellent job of organization in the one year that she worked with the Havana band.
For the next three years, the band was directed by Miss Mary Louise Cowart of Tallahassee. During this period, the band increased in size, learned to march, acquired uniforms and majorettes and made very good showings in the annual band festivals. Last March, the group received first and second division ratings in all fields of competition in which they participated at the festival in Panama City.
Several innovations this year point to even greater success for the band in the future. In the few months that he has been here, the new band director, Mr. Henry Blake, has produced a marked improvement in the performance of the group. So far this year, the band has marched in the Tobacco Festival Parade in Quincy, in the Hallowe'en parade here and has appeared in one concert.
With money contributed at the recent concert, the PTA band committee purchased two French horns which arrived this week. Two new drums were contributed recently by Dr. J. W. Sapp. Mr. Blake hopes that a bell lyre may be added in the near future. Approximately forty per cent of the instruments are owned by the school and the rest are owned by individual members.
The County Board of Public Instruction has given the school a beautiful state flag bearing the state inscription, for parade use. Also acquired recently are some new music stands and new music.
At present, the band practices each afternoon in the auditorium, and Mr. Blake gives individual instructions there during the day. Upon completion of the gymnasiumn now under construction, the band will have a special 75 by 25 foot room of its own, with three practice rooms and adequate facilities for storing music, instruments and other equipment.
Future plans for the band include possible attendance at the band clinic to be held December 5th at Monticello and an appearance in the Christmas parade in Quincy December 11th. The band hopes to march in the inauguration parade January 4th, provided that they obtain a sponsor before that time. A spring concert is also scheduled, but the date has not been set. The band will enter competition at the band festival at Pensacola next April, and for the first time will have several entrants in the solo class. At the all-state Band Clinic in Tampa last week, Dan Miller was given third place for his solo work in a field of fourteen cornet players from all over Florida. The band hopes to achieve even higher honors at the festival next year.
In addition to the regular band members, there are twenty five younger students in a beginners' class.
|Baptists Launch Building Drive
The six day drive to collect an additonal $34,000 needed to build the new Baptist church and educational building was begun Monday under the auspices of the Baptist Church Finance committee, with the first day's report showing fair success.
Conrad Harrell, Finance Committee Chairman, stated Tuesday, "While receipts from the first day of the drive are gratifying, it is obvious that much work will be required if we are to reach our goal in the six day period set aside for the drive.
"We wish to thank the people of this community for the splendid reception given to team members for the contribuions made or promised by friends of the church. If the drive continues to be successful the rest of this week, there is a good chance that the goal may be attained and that work on the project may begin right away." Harrell summed up.
The drive is headed by six team captains, W. L. Williams, Sr., J. E. Robinson, E. D. Weatherly, W. L. Williams, Jr., Eugene Thompson, and E. B. McFarland. Each team has three additional members.
Before the close of the drive on Saturday, Nov. 27, every member of the church will be contacted and given an opportunity to make his contribution. Those who are not members but wish to make a donation may do so by getting in touch with Eugene Thompson or W. L. Williams, Jr.
The $34,000 goal will bring the building fund to $80,000, which is the total amount estimated necessary to complete the building.
|Local TB Bond Sales Total $240
W. L. Williams, Jr., chairman of the Personal Solicitation Committee of the 1948 Christmas Seal Sales announced this week that collections from the Bond drive totaled $250. This amount is $10.00 less than was received in the same campaign here last year.
Mr. Williams expressed his appreciation for the generous response of the people of Havana in this drive and thanks those who assisted with the work in any way.
Mr. Edwin Herring, chairman of the regular Christmas Seal drive, conducted for the most part by mail, for individual subscription stated that the seals are in the mails this week and that he hopes that each person who receives the seals will buy them and use them on their Christmas packages and cards. Each envelope contains $2.00 worth of seals.
Money derived from both of these drives goes to the Tuberculosis Association and is used for the year round activities of the association which includes case finding, health education, and rehabilitation of tuberculosis patients. 74% of the money stays in Gadsden county for the local work of the association, Herring said.
|Florida Youth Elected National President
Joe Cantey, president of the Havana FFA chapter, returned home Saturday night after attending the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of National Future Farmers of America Convention held in Kansas City, Mo., November 14th to 18th.
The meetings which were held at the Municipal Auditorium, were attended by more than 15,000 members from all over the United States. Cantey was one of the number of Florida's state officers who were present.
Doyle Conner, 19 year old past president of the Florida FFA, was elected national president of the organization for the coming year. He is a member of the Starke chapter and is now a student at the University of Florida. He is the first Florida boy to hold a national office in the FFA in more than eleven years.
Joe reports that the trip ws not only enjoyable but also very educational. The delegates were welcomed by William E. Kemp, Mayor of Kansas City; and during various sessions heard speeches by Henri Bonnet, the French Ambassador to the US, and Charles F. Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture. Tours through a Ford assembly plant and the Armour meat packaging plant at Kansas City were also arranged for the visitors. historical pageants were presented by several state delegations. Excellent entertainment was arranged, including the appearance of Judy Canova, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. An excellent amateur talent program and stunt night was also enjoyed by the boys.
Six American Farmer Degrees were awarded to Florida boys. They were Hankin Matthews and Ingram L. Ward of the Allentown chapter; L. D. Anderson, Ponce de Leon; Henry W. Reams, Monticello; Doyle Conner, Starke; and Jesse David Elmore, Bradenton.
|Royal Ambassadors Hold Father and Son Banquet
The Junior and Intermediate chapters of the Royal Ambassadors of the Havana Baptist Church were honored Thursday night of last week with a "Father and Son" banquet held at the City Hall.
The hall was attractively decorated in the chapter colors of royal blue and gold. The tables formed a large "U" and were covered with yellow crepe paper with a blue runner down the center. Arrangements of yellow chrysanthemums were used as table decorations.
At the front of the room, a large blue banner with Royal Ambassador shields and gold letters displayed the program theme, which was "Ambassadors For Christ." Printed programs in blue folders were given to the guests.
E. B. (Bennie) McFarland acted as master of ceremonies for the evening and E. D. (Dee) Weatherly gave the invocation. The "Toast to Dads" was given by Felix henderson, and the response to sons was made by C. H. (Charlie) Darsey. Hobson Alewine led the group in singing "Fun Songs" after dinner.
Special guests for the occasion were Dr. Cooper of Bainbridge, Ga., who entertained the group with a magic exhibition and Bubby Brandt of Tallahassee, who gave the inspirational address, "We Are Ambassadors For Christ."
Supper was served to fifty three Royal Ambassadors, their fathers and their guests.
The banquet was sponsored by the Woman's Missionary Society as a part of the annual observance of "Focus Week" for the Royal Ambassadors. Focus Week is observed by Royal Ambassadors throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.
Mrs. T. S. Yawn was chairman of the food committee and serving with her were Mrs. W. B. (Mary Frances) Haskins and Mrs. Lewis Shelfer. On the decorating committee were Mrs. Clark (Ruby) Plemmons and Mrs. Warren Whitfield.
Mrs. D. C. Alligood is the director of the young people's work.
|Ruby Womack Elected S. S. Class President
At the regular meeting of the Wesley Fidelis class last Monday night, election of officers was held and the class selected the following members to office. Mrs. Ruby Womack, president; Mrs. Kenneth (Allie) Cowart, vice president; Mrs. A. M. (Kathleen) Butler, secretary and Mrs. B. E. (Anita) Leverett, treasurer. The new group will take over their various duties in January.
Mrs. John (Sarah) Boynton, president, presided at a business meeting at which time the class decided to make twelve hospital gowns for the Gadsden county hospital as a final yearly project.
It was also decided by the group not to exchange Christmas gifts at the annual Christmas party, the money to be spent instead for a worthy local charity.
Mrs. C. B. (Elizabeth) Shelfer, Jr., gave the devotional and read the minutes, during the social period following the business meeting, members decorated baskets fro Thanksgiving distribution.
The hostesses, Mrs. A. M. (Kathleen) Butler and Mrs. Howard (Yvonne) Gray served cake, sandwiches and hot chocolate to: Mesdames Ruby Womack, C. B. Shelfer, Jr., B. E. Leverett, J. W. (Helen) Sapp, John Boynton, Kenneth Cowart, Duncan (Edith) Lester, Howard Gray, J. L. Hunter, M. D. (Lois) Dees, members, and Mrs. Jack (Mattie Kate) Dudley, visitor.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Burns are spending Thanksgiving holidays with Mrs. Burns' mother at Carrabelle, Fla.
Editor and Mrs. Jack Dudley and Miss Carolyn Tillis are leaving tomorrow for Mt. Dora where they will attend the Florida Press Association meeting being held there Nov. 26th and 28th.
Sgt. Alton M. Lambert, who is stationed at Craig Field, Ala., spent last week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lambert.
Harold Kelly left last week for San Rafael, Cal., from which point he will sail for duty in Japan.
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Adams of Ashford, Ala., are enjoying Thanksgiving Day with Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Sapp.
Mrs. Mary Butler is ill at her home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington attended Homecoming at the Uni. of Florida last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Reinhardt are spending the Thanksgiving holidays in Jacksonville.
Mrs. W. F. Morgan and daughter, Beverly Ann, of Quincy, are visiting at the home of her mother in Perry.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cantey last week were S. C. Dobbs and Mrs. Elise Wrenn, both of Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith and their children, Frances Cornelia and Betty Jo, spent last week end in Live Oak, Fla., where they visited Mrs. Smith's family.
Mrs. Fred L. Harris, Sr., arrived from Birmingham, Ala., for a visit with her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dudley.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens, their children, Larry, Ronny and Craig, and Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Tillis enjoyed a trip to St. Marks, Shell Point, and Spring Creek Sunday.
W. V. ("Gin") Smith spent several days recently on a business trip to Jacksonville and Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. (Bubba and Jessie) Truluck and daughter, Beth, spent last week end in Gainesville, Fla., with Mr. Truluck's sister, Mrs. Mavis Roberts. While thre, they attended the Florida-Miami football game.
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Yawn and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Yawn spent Sunday at Spring Creek and Shell Point.
Miss Hattie Moore visited friends in Dothan, Ala., last Sunday.
George Parks, who formerly lived here and attended Havana High School, visited friends here Monday. George is in the Air Force and is stationed at Fort Bradon.
Miss Hilda Grant attended the Florida-Miami football game in Gainesville Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shelfer moved this week into their new home, the former Routon residence at West Havana (Old Salem).
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hall and daughters, Dian and Sunnie, were guests this past week end of Mr. Hall's brother, C. F. Hall, in Dothan, Ala.
Miss Montez Haskins and her friend, Miss Wilma Hart are expected for the Thanksgiving holildays.
Miss Lillian Dalton visited in Thomasville and Tallahassee, Saturday.
Mrs. Dan Blackman had a Standley Brush party at her home Monday night.
Rev. William Stewart was the guest of the J. S. Canteys during the week of Presbyterian Revival services.
Mrs. Lula Archer has returned to her home in Bainbridge after a visit of a few days in Hinson with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Reinhardt.
|[Individual personal mentions not part of any article.]
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sappington, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., are spending this week here with Mr. Sappington's mother, Mrs. J. H. Sappington.
Misses Marilyn Morgan, Nell Gray and Jewel Dees will spend the Thanksgiving holidays here with their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, their children, Betty and Victor, Scottie Gregory, and Carol and Bobby Ellinor spent Monday and Tuesday of this week in Jacksonville, Fla., where they attended Ringling Brothers Circus Monday night.
Miss Annie Morgan of Jacksonville is visiting here with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morgan, Sr.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends for their kind expressions of sympathy on the
loss of our husband, father and grandfather.
|Local OES Members Visit Carrabelle Chapter
Worthy Matron Mary Pearce, Mrs. D. H. Willis, Mrs. Boyd Leonard and Misses Katherine Peabody and Billie Willis represented the Havana chapter of Eastern Star at a banquet given by the Dorcas Chapter No. 36, Thursday night of last week, at Carrabelle.
The banquet, which was held in honor of Mrs. Ethel Hayes of Tallahassee, Grand Conductress, took place at Marine Lodge in Carrabelle. About fifty members were present. The tables were covered with white cloths and were decorated with arrangements of yellow chrysanthemums placed between yellow candles in attractive holders. A delicious seafood dinner was served.
After the banquet, an OES meeting was held at the lodge hall.
|Cantey Home Scene of Dinner Party Thurs.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cantey entertained at their home in Hinson Thursday evening with a delightful dinner party.
The rooms of the home were attractive with arrangements of colorful fall flowers. A delicious turkey dinner was served buffet style and guests were seated at tables in the dining room.
Those enjoying the party with Mr. and Mrs. Cantey were the Rev. and Mrs. William D. Stewart and Miss Clara Nell Speight of Bainbridge; the Rev. and Mrs. E. F. Quarterman and their daughter, Miss Louise Quarterman of Quincy, Miss Ruth Moore and Mr. and Mrs. M. G. (Guyte and Mary Alice) Chester.
|McEwen Baby Christened Sunday, Nov. 21st
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. McEwen, was christened Lucius Edward McEwen last Sunday at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Tallahassee.
Father Borg performed the service following the 11 o'clock mass. Mrs. J. Gus (Bessie) Bert and Mr. Harold Rodgers Bert stood by proxy for the Godparents, Mrs. M. F. Johnson and Mr. Charles Dessommes, of Ocean Springs, Miss., aunt and uncle of the baby.
Lucius ("Lute") is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. McEwen, having been born last August at the Gadsden County Hospital.
|Havana School News
Editor in Chief................Venice Walsh
The Key Club, the school service organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, stands ready to serve the school in any way possible. Since it is a new organization in this school, its achievements are few. Furthermore, many difficulties still need to be ironed out in completing its organization.
Before the club can accomplish anything worhtwhile, the school must become accustomed to the services available to it from the Club, which is composed of boys above the ninth grade, who have duties other than those of the Key Club. This necessarily limits the club activities; however, there remains a wide scope.
The functions of the Club are diversified; for example, in some schools the Key Club officiates whenever there is a school election. The club members assit the school program in an way, whether it be a body or an individual. Many other similar services are performed by the Key Club.
The Havana Key Club has already demonstrated that it is well organized, by sponsoring a booth at the Hallowe'en Carnival and a dance later the same night. Both were acclaimed as successes. Its luncheon meetings each Thursday are well attended by the members and are well conducted, despite the absence of a sponsor; that is, a representative of the local Kiwanis Club.
In the future, many little responsibilities that now weigh heavily, because of their number rather than importance, on the faculty could be by the club. To say "in the future" is necessary, because more time is needed to gain useful experience and to become better organized. When the Club reaches maturity, everyone will benefit from its work, we believe.
Around The Town
Our Editor has informed us that we must have some news for this column or we'll be bounced right out on our ear! Why, oh, why, don't some of you go out and make some news for us to write about? Please, we're desperate.
Anyway, we'll tell you what we know. David certainly has a lot to tell Dick of experiences in Tally. Does he have a special girl over there or does he just go with all of them? We can't seem to find anyone who knows but Dick, and he won't tell!
Wister Willis, you could have at least gotten a seat by your date for the Junior play.
Who is the person that just loves to write notes to a Freshman girl? We don't know either so maybe you can tell us.
We've just now decided why Martha Vickery has so much trouble with her eyes. Natch, we're not going to give even so much as a hint but could be cause Henry has been hitting her. P. S. We're just kidding, of course.
Mary Anne Butler certainly has a time teaching Billy Edmunds how to jitterbug. She says he stepped on her feet but we'll bet that it was her stepping on his because she was going around in circles and poor Billy was just looking at her.
Faye Allen, Bookie Robertson, Yvonne Carter, David Burns and Ray McClellan seem to have had a good time at a birthday party in Mt. Pleasant Wednesday night. What's this we hear about Faye almost breaking Billy Yon Peabody's jaw?
Who is the girl that Billy Clenney wrote a note to telling her how pretty she was? Uhmm.
Why does Ray think he has first chance with Annette? What's this we hear about a note Annette wrote that had this on it. "I said I loved him and he said he loved me a little bit too?" The note was just a joke though, so don't get worried, Ray.
Guess who our three mystery boys are: Naturally, it's Quintin, Carl J. and Bobby Hilton. These boys seem to keep what they do a secret.
The Seniors have planned to give a play in the Spring, could this be because they enjoyed seeing this year's play or because they liked giving theirs so much?
Has Orien quit going with that cute Thomasville boy? Maybe she still writes! Could be.
Ray McClellan admitted that he told all the girls that he hadn't had a date in six months. Wonder why? Didn't he know a line like that wouldn't affect anyone who knew him very well!
Hunter McCullough certainly did want his name kept out of this column, but we aren't going to do it. We'll just write it about three times, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter. We can't find out anything about him to write as he seems to walk a straight and narrow! (To Quincy)
Bobby Lambert have you finally decided upon Elizabeth Miller?
Don Butler, hadn't you better get sure yourself before you tell the other boys to leave your girl alone?
The Thanksgiving Dance should bring a lot to write about. We seem to always be making that statement about something and never seem to have any news.
Mrs. Miller's Second Grade
We have a new girl, Anne Mahaffey, from Quincy. Our room will have a Thanksgiving skit in chapel next Wednesday.
We are about to start on our imagimation trip around the world. We get our report cards this week. We read about the first Thanksgiving in America Wednesday.
We had a test in Social Studies and Arithmetic yesterday. We had a test in Health today. Charles has the chicken pox.
Mrs. Freeman's Room 5th Grade
We are to have a Geography Test. We have a arithmetic text every day. We have been making posters on Geography. We are to have a Science Test tomorrow. We had a Language test Wednesday. We have filled a Red Cross box. We are going to have a Spelling Test. 16 people brought something to put in the Red Cross box.
Willa Jean Smith has been sick for 3 weeks and some of the girls went and took her a basket of fruit. Mrs. Brown has started teaching us literature.
We're very busy planning ways to get money to finance a trip in honor of the Seniors.
We're getting an early start in writing the class song. Wednesday, we selected class colors and motto.
Old Captain Mark
Old Captain Mark He went out to his Ark He was off his beam So he sailed up and down a stream.
One day he had trouble with his liver So he went out to the swift river. He was going to fish there, But all he got was a baby hare.
Old Captain Mark couldn't spell but with his big nose he could smell
One day while he ate He was called upon by his old mate They gabbed and they talked But outside the window was a great big hawk They went outside and the hawk ate them up And all that was left was his little baby pup.
So the very old ark Had no more Captain Mark So that was the end of the ark And Old Captain Mark.
A Golden Note
With a loving wish that all life thru,
The Geometry Class
Mr. Burns, claims to be a teacher,
The Bears Growl
There isn't much to be said today, in the way of news, in our sports column. However, we are mindful that we expect to have some real practice soon.
Dan Miller and Joe Cantey having returned from their trips, are ready to take their place again. "Red" (Howard) Gray is improving slowly, he thinks and hopes to be able to practice with us real soon.
There are more than fifty boys out for Basketball this year, all trying to practice on one court. We find ourselves wishing for more space at times. However, since this is Thanksgiving week, we will not dwell on that, but will say how very thankful we are that we have a court and congenial boys to work with, and we are also thankful for the interest that Coach (Fred) Strange takes in our welfare.
Introducing Our Faculty
This is the third article of a series presenting the new teachers to our readers. Mr. Blake and Miss Grant have previously been introduced. We now present a biographical sketch of Miss Brown, our libarian.
Miss Brown was born in a small town near the city of Buffalo, New York. She first studied at Bethany College in West Virginia. She then studied library work at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Miss Brown worked in a school library in cleveland. She did children's work in the Rochester (N. Y.) public library.
Miss Brown moved to Florida two years ago. Her parents now live in Pensacola. Miss Brown states that she likes life in Florida very much, expecially in a small town. She also adds that she wouldn't go back North for anything.
Miss Brown is making commendable progress in arranging our library despite her absence and the fact that the library has never had a competent full time librarian. She explained that the books as they appear on the shelves will be arranged according to subject and sub arranged according to author. She says that she will also arrange them in a library catalogue according to the Dewey decimal system, the system used in most supervised libraries. They will be listed in the catalogue so that books can be located by either title, author, or subject.
Miss Brown expresses the hope that she will be able to secure more books to be read for pleasure as well as study. She hopes too, that eventually all classes will have time to visit the library and learn how to use it.
Couples Around The Campus
In place of our regular Who's Who column, we have decided to write on couples for a change. Naturally, we want them to get along. The boy we have in mind is very cute with black hair and brown eyes. He is a member of the sophomore class and likes slow dancing. His girl is very small and blond. She is in Junior High School and a member of the band and majorettes. She is good at slow dancing, but you haven't seen anything until a fast piece comes up. Can you guess who these are? The old saying is that a brunette and a blonde get along together. If you don't believe it just watch this cute couple.
The Key Club
The Havana Key Club has completed plans to have their club represented at the State convention in Pensacola, December 5, 6, and 7. The club chose two delegates, Winston Sapp and Charles Lester. The Kiwanis Club offered their assistance in defraying part of the expenses. On the program for the delegates are banquets, beach parties, and local talent shows. The grand finale will be a cruise on the aircraft carrier U. S. S. Wright, with the Navy staging a mock air and sea battle. All this promises to be a wonderful experience for the boys.
The club has on tap tonight a Thanksgiving dance, "with all the trimmings" at the City Hall.
The Home Economics Department
The Home Economics girls are having to meet in other rooms but they don't mind because the Home Economics Room is being remodeled.
New cabinets, linoleum, three way mirrors, venetian blinds, coat drawers, two new stoves, and new equipment in general is being added. The coat drawers will enable each girl to have a special place for her sewing equipment.
The decoration of the Home Economics room centers on a green and yellow color scheme. The woodwork is being painted white. The linoleum is also green, only a darker shade.
No definite time has been set as to when it will be finished, but it is hoped that it will be completed within a week. As soon as it is finished, the FHA girls are planning to have an "Open House" tea. Look for further notices concerning this.
The whole school, as well as the Home Ec. girls, is proud of the room. The Home Ec. students hope to keep it in such a way that all the following classes will enjoy it.
By Jeannette Joiner
Miss Elsie Sue Nunn enjoyed Sunday in Spring Creek with Mr. and Mrs. D____ Lee and family.
Misses Lily and Holland Poppell visited relatives in Tallahassee last week end.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. (Miles Hobson and Eva) Walsh had as their guests last week end, Mr. Arthur Walsh of Butler, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert (and Bertha) Walsh and son, David, of Tallahassee.
Mrs. Ettie Joiner visited her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. (Charlie and Joyce) Bell in Tallahassee last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hawthorne and family of Whigham, Ga., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. (Bill and Maggie) Barber Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ward and baby daughter, Linda Jean, have returned home from a month's visit with Mr. Ward's parents in Missouri.
Mr. Woodrow Lowe of Pensacola, is visiting his family here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gray and children, Bobby and Gloria, of Tallahassee, were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Willy Stephens and family.
|Birthday Party Given For Four Year Old
Frances Cornelia Smith was honored on her fourth birthday with a party given Thursday afternoon at her home by her mother, Mrs. Davis (Jovel) Smith.
The little guests who celebrated the occasion with Frances were entertained with outdoor games, after which the hostess, assisted by Mrs. W. V. (Sara) Smith, served individual iced cakes and ice cream. Later in the afternoon, the honoree opened the attractive gifts she received.
Those invited included Joan Henderson, Reyn Carroll, Sandra Sapp, Mary Howard Shelfer, Victor and Betty Butler, Larry, Ronny and Craig Stephens, Robert Hampton McFarland, Mary Edith Lester, Carolyn, Butch and Toby Hinson, Linda Penn and Betty Jo Smith.
|Robert Hampton McFarland Celebrates 6th Birthday
Robert Hampton McFarland, who was six years old last Saturday, celebrated the occasion at a party given by his mother, Mrs. E. B. McFarland, Friday afternoon at the school.
Refreshments were served to Robert Hampton and his classmates in the first grade room. The birthday cake was a Japanese fruit cake decorated with candles and sparklers, and with it was served orange juice.
Favors of balloons, sparklers, and candy were presented to the children.
|Bobby Ellinor Nine On November 17th
Bobby Ellinor celebrated his ninth birthday Wednesday afternoon of last week with a picture show party and weiner roast.
Eight of Bobby's friends enjoyed seeing the movie after school and later played outdoor games at the home of Bobby's aunt, Mrs. C. V. (Frances) Butler. Refreshments were hot dogs, which the boys roasted themselves, cold drinks and birthday cake.
Bobby was presented by his friends with a number of useful gifts.
|Bridge Group Meets Wednesday Evening
Mr. and Mrs. John Blount, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Scott, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Henderson enjoyed an evening of bridge at the home of the latter Wednesday of last week.
Refreshments of ambrosia, cookies and coffee were served and later in the evening guests were refreshed with coca-cola.
High score and floating prizes, toilet articles were won by Spencer Scott and second high prize, a bowl and nut cracker set, was won by John Blount.
|John Peacock Funeral Services Held Monday
Funeral services were held Monday from the Butler-Morgan Funeral Home chapel for John Solomon Peacock, 68, of Quincy, who died from a heart attack sometime between 7:30 Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.
A night watchman at the Floridin Company, Mr. Peacock had made an inspection about 7 o'clock. His body was found Sunday morning about 5 o'clock, it was reported. The telephone receiver was off the instrument at the plant.
Peacock was born January 26, 1880, in Calhoun county, where he engaged in the logging and sawing business. He move to Quincy about 22 years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
The Rev. J. Ivey Edwards and Rev. E. F. Quarterman officiated at the 4 o'clock service. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Sallie Peacock; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Glisson, Mrs. Eula May Hanna and Mrs. Pat Thomas, all of Quincy; two sons, G. Freddie Peacock and J. William Peacock of Quincy; two brothers, M. W. Peacock of Chattahoochee and J. Troy Peacock of Marianna and three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Forrest, Pensacola, Mrs. Will P. Heath and Mrs. I. W. McLane of Marianna.
|Wilson Hall Is Happy Hunter
The shotgun which everyone has been hearing so much about the last few weeks from members of the local VFW Post is now owned by Wilson Hall, currently operating with the Southern Bell Telephone Co., (plug). We hear that some long distance calls were made last Saturday s the new owner of the Ithaca repeating 12 gauge pump was out of town that night.
John O. Boynton is one of fifteen Florida State University professors who participated on the program of the 13th annual meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences held Nov. 19 and 20 in Miami.
At the meeting, Boynton, associate professor of sociology, read a fifteen minute paper on "The Poor White Problem."
The two day meeting was held at the Univesity of Miami. Research reports in the various science areas were given at the conference, and sections were held in both the biological and social sciences.
|Corrigan Chosen To Head Farm Bureau
Francis H. Corrigan, Dade City, was re-elected president of the Florida Farm Bureau at the annual state convention held last week at the recreational building in Gainesville.
Mr. Corrigan, as vice president, assumed the presidency of the organization upon the death of George Munroe, of Quincy, last spring. He has been one of the bureau's most active presidents and is accredited with much of the progress made by the FLorida Farm Bureau in recent months.
The president of the bureau is chosen by the board of directors, who were nominated by the convention at large, and will take office immediately.
Loring Raoul, Sarasota, was elected vice president and C. F. Fawsett, Jr., Orlando, was elected Treasurer. John Ford, executive secretary, was re-elected.
Gadsden County Farm Bureau members who registered for the meeting at convention headquarters included Thomas M. Suber, William Bradley Munroe, Mrs. George W. Munroe and W. N. Inman, all of Quincy; and Kenneth Maxwell, George Bassett, and Frank L. Herrin, all of Gretna; and several others who did not register.
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