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.
|The Office Cat
I can't help worrying about what is happening to the newspaper profession. One normally thinks of the editor of a small town weekly paper as a hardworking person who scarcely has time to breathe until after publication day each week. A certain editor I know, however, refutes that long suffering belief. (Note: Any similiarity to editors living or dead surprises me just as much as it does you.) Tuesday after lunch, he disappeared with an undisclosed local banker in the direction of Attapulgus, and I am reasonably sure he played golf because on his return he called, "Fore" every time he started through the office.
Wednesday afternoon was even worse. The associate editor (alias Mrs. Boss) played bridge, and shortly after she left, Mr. Boss and George sneaked out of the office with a "there's a ballgame going on" gleam in their eyes. That left only Carolyn and Junior and yours truly to run things in the office. They sat at the desks looking important and giving me orders while I, bearing in mind the importance of the newspaper to world freedom, ran the press, cast mats, made up pages and swept out trash. (If the boss happens to read this and wants to reward me for my services above and beyond the call of duty, my favorite color is green. Green as in money, that is.)
We intended putting a three column picture of Kenneth Cowart on the front page this week, but we had trouble in making it print properly. These are some things our old press simply refuses to do. Kenneth, as you know if you read the social pages of the Herald (plug for Carolyn) went to a meeting of the Grand Lodge of Florida in Jacksonville this week. I'm expecting to see his picture on the front of the Florida Times Union any day now.
You see me in the above cut (photo) practicing up on what Mr. Harris taught me while he was here. For the information of the uninformed, I am setting hand type, which is a job the boss gave me after which he pied a whole case one (typed as written) Thursday morning a few weeks ago. Ask him about it sometime--he loves to talk about it.
I see by the paper that it's getting time to drag out my softball bat, glove
and balls and begin spring training. My main trouble is that if I practice
very much, I'm so much better than the rest of the local players that they
won't let me play. Sometimes being a genius doesn't pay off.
|Kiwanis Minstrel Promises To Be Hilarious Show
"The Sugarfoot Minstrel," to be presented at the school auditorium, Thursday, April 28, by the Havana Kiwanis Club, will feature a cast of twenty four talented local comedians, singers and dancers. Admission for the performance is 75c for adults and 35c for children.
The black face cast, in addition to usual end men and songsters this year will include six chorus girls as an added treat.
The auditorium doors will swing open at 7:30 p. m., and a concert by the Havana High School band, under the direction of Henry Blake, is scheduled to begin at 7:45.
The first act of the main attraction will begin with an opening chorus by the entire company at 8:15. From there to the finale, the show is a hilarious collection of patter, jokes and minstrel songs.
A program of stunts and musical numbers will be given by the band between acts of the minstrel.
The Sugarfoot quartette, composed of Mrs. G. H. (Jo) Loch, Miss Sarah Helen Bruce, H. N. (Hobson) Alewine and John Keith, will be on hand for harmony, while Ed Bell as E. Pluribus, C. W. Tullos as Delirium, and Lloyd Greer as Catfish, should make for anything but harmony. James Mitchell will act as interlocutor, and singers, in addition to the quartette, are Mrs. Hugh (Louise) Blackburn as Dardanella, Mrs. Joe (Dixie) Carroll as Miss Unum, C. B. Shelfer as Jackson, Herschel Darsey as Houston, and Sheldon Loch as Tambo.
End men include John Keith as Friday, W. L. Williams, Jr., as Bojangles and Fred Arrington as Africa. The rest of the circle is composed of Kiwanians Wallace Shelfer, Benny McFarland, Kenneth Cowart and H. N. Alewine.
A partial list of subjects on which you may get helpful advice from the minstrel characters are girl trouble, travel, banking, music, love, burglars, Alabama, and doctors. The second act ends with a radio quiz contest in which all contestants make a perfect score, all wrong. A jitterbug contest with chorus girls and members of the cast participating is also scheduled.
H. N. Alewine is directing the production, proceeds from which will be used by Kiwanis for charity projects.
We think you'll miss a treat if you fail to see "The Sugarfoot Minstrel."
|County Six Team Softball League Starts May 9
Six teams will open a 36 game schedule May 9th in the Gadsden county softball league this year.
One Havana team has been dropped from the league and a new team playing for REA will take its place. The rapid schedule will wind up July 29th, earlier than last year, with each team playing three games a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Playoffs are scheduled from August 1st to 15th.
The Rappers will open in Havana with the Presbyterian, Greensboro plays REA in Greensboro and the Baptists, last year's winners, will meet the Methodist in Quincy to get the season underway.
The managers, who met in Quincy last night, named Aubrey Butler of Havana, league president, with Benny McFarland of Havana, A. B. Blackman of Quincy and Harry Anderson of Greensboro on the grievance committee.
The home team is to furnish two new balls of the same make and the umpires for the game. Single games will start at 8:15 and double headers at 8:00 p. m. A ten man team will be used playing official softball rules and the same ground rules as last year.
Each club will be permitted to carry a 20 man roster and the addition of new men must be made 15 days prior to the final series or switches in players, 20 days before the playoffs.
|McMillan Wins Honors In FFA Speech Contest
Alex McMillan, competing in the district Future Farmers of America, public speaking contest in Quincy Saturday, won second place among five contestants entered.
Alex was awarded the honor for his delivery of a speech entitled "Our Fountain of Life", with which he eliminated Charles Lester in preliminaries held at the Father & Son banquet here recently.
First place in the contest was won by Starling Glisson of the Quincy Chapter.
Havana's parliamentary procedure team, composed of Wister Willis, Winston Carter, Alex McMillan, Earl Moore, Billy Edmunds and Bernard Blackwood, placed second at the meeting Saturday with four teams competing. Quincy also carried off top honors for parliamentary procedures.
The local FFA softball team was defeated by Greensboro, 30-2, in a game played here Tuesday night.
|Bears Win Opener From P. C. 15-5|
By Dan Miller
The Havana High School Bears baseball team teed off against Panama City last Thursday afternoon in their initial game of the season and defeated the boys from Bay by a terrific score of 15-5.
Coach Max Walker's boys started hitting hard in the frist inning when they scored three runs and never stopped until the last out was made. The score indicates that the Bears are in mid season form but the total of six errors piled up by the Bruins says there is a lot of polishing to be done.
Howard "Ace" Gray started the game for the Bears and held down Bay High's Tornadoes with five hits. He has previously been noted for his fast ball, but he displayed flawless control and a curve that set his opposition down with 13 strikeouts. On the mound for P. C. was Lundstedt but after Havana jumped on him in the first inning for three runs, Coach Weeks was forced to relieve him with Millis, who slowed down the fire and finished the game.
Dick Williams, the Bruins' crack left fielder, lead his mates at the bat with a home run, double, and a single in three trips for a perfect day at the plate. Lead off man, Junior Harvell kept the team rolling by laying down two perfect bunts in five trips. David Burns, the big clean up hitter for Havana, also contributed a double and a single to his team mates grand total of twelve hits.
The Bear nine continued to click as it moved to Blountstown Friday and handed them a 16-8 shellacking. After piling up a sizeable lead in the first three innnings, the Havana mentor, Coach Max Walker, started shifting his men to various positions.
On the mound handling the hurling chores for Havana was "Lefty" Garrett Brooks. Brook's sharp breaking curve puzzled the Blountstown nine and he set them down with two hits.
Doing the heavy hitting for the Bears, was again Dick Williams, who collected four hits for five trips, all four being singles. Dan Miller also collected two doubles and a single for four trips to the plate.
In the seventh inning, Brooks was relieved by another left hander, Earl Moore, but Moore walked four men and failed to retire the side. Coach Walker's next selection was short stop, Emory Atkinson, who also showed a bit of wildness and yielded a hit. In the end, third baseman Corry Johnson came in and put out the fire that had cost the Bears eight runs.
|Tennis Court Is Under Construction
Work on a concrete tennis court was begun this week on the school grounds. The court, which is located just east of the new gymnasium, is placed in a north-south direction. It is expected to be completed and ready for use some time next week.
|State V F W Commander Will Visit Post Saturday|
Local Officers To Be Officially Installed at District Meeting
Herbert N. Evans, VFW commander of the state department of Florida, will make his first visit to the local Roscoe Watson post next Saturday when the Havana post will be hosts for the District encampment.
Registration of delegates from the home post and other posts of the third district, is scheduled to start at 6:30 p. m., with supper being served at 7:30 o'clock. Tallahassee, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Quincy and Chattahoochee are expected to send delegates to the meeting.
The welcome address will be made by Mayor E. H. Slappey, with District Commander, W. Jack McClung, of Tallahassee, making the response.
Following an address by Commander Evans and supper, the group will adjourn to the high school auditorium for their business session, which will be taken up with the installation of the newly elected officers of the Havana post and the election of District officers for the coming year.
At the last regular meeting of the Roscoe Watson post, Alvin Stephens, was elected to succeed Harold Rogers Bert as commander. Floyd K. Gregory will take over Stephens' job of Senior vice commander, and Boyd Leonard will succeed Davis Dodson as Junior vice commander.
George McEwen was named to the office of Quartermaster by the post and will succeed Sylvester Yawn.
The post membership elected J. L. Reinhardt chaplain for the coming year, R. C. Whaley to the office of surgeon and Dan Blackman was selected as post advocate. Oliver Hunt was elected to the board of trustees to take the place of Hubert Lassiter, the retiring member of the three man board. He will serve with Carl Laing and Jack Dudley. The trustees are the only officers elected for a three year term.
Delegates to the district and state meeting selected by the post were: J. L. Reinhardt, Oliver Hunt, Jack Dudley and Sylvester Yawn. The alternates named were: Carl Laing, Edwin Herring, Junior Harvell and Ladd Maxwell.
Following the business meeting in the auditorium, there will be a dance at the Post home.
Committees in charge of the encampment are: supper, R. C. Whaley, chairman; Carl Laing and Hubert Lassister on the same committee; program, Jack Dudley and Junior Harvell, auditorium and arrangements; Dan Blackman, chairman, and Bill Peavy; dance, Elbert Poppell and Edwin Herring. (regularly appointed recreation committee) and registration, Billy Poppell and Ladd Maxwell.
|Senior Play To Start School Commencement Exercises April 22
The Senior Play "Free Advice" on April 22, will be the beginning of the commencement exercises this year. The play will replace the usual class night procedure, and the honors will be delivered at graduation instead. Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered on May 22, and graduation will be held on May 25.
It's free! No free will offering, no admission, no money involved at all!
The play tells the story of the Adams family. Ruth Adams, now that all the children are grown, decides to have a good time. Her spending throws the whole family into trouble with Frank. All of a sudden, the whole family write to Ethel Heartease, the local lovelorn columnist, for advice. When the family starts using her advice everything seems to go wrong. Of course, it all gets straigntened out, but, you will have to come to see how for yourself.
The Seniors in the play and the characters they portray are listed below:
Frank Adams, Venice Walsh; Ruth Adams, Orien Womack; Nadine Adams, Barbara Powell; Patsy Adams, Faye Allen; Sandy Adams, Bobby Harrell; Alberta Adams, Mary Zell Haskins; Elizabeth Hudson, Lillian Dalton; Dale Starke, David Burns; Professor Hancock, Douglas Vanlandingham; Sissy Davis, (Sissy has been selected and already knows her part, but we refuse to reveal her identity.)
|Dorcas Class Meets at Home of Mrs. Blount
The Dorcas Class of the Baptist Sunday School met Monday night at the home of Mrs. John (Grace) Blount, with Mrs. R. D. Smith as co hostess. Fifteen members were present, and Mrs. Milton (Beth) Poppell attended the meeting as a visitor.
The program opened with a prayer by the class president, Mrs. D. C. Alligood. Mrs. Raney Whaley had charge of the devotioal.
Following the business meeting, the group enjoyed a social hour during which the hostesses served jello, whipped cream, cookies and coffee.
The next meeting of the class will be held at the home of Mrs. William (Marge) Underhill.
|Ray Gregory, Jr., Is New MYF President
Ray Gregory, Jr., was elected new president of the Methodist Youth Fellowship sub district, at a meeting held here at Salem Church, Thursday night, April 14.
Mary Radcliffe Monroe of Quincy presided at the election of officers. In addition to the new president, others elected to serve are vice president, Carolyn Johnson of Quincy; secretary & treasurer, Paul McLarty of Chattahoochee; worship program chairman, Joyce Driggers of Quincy; recreation chairman, Don Butler of Havana.
The program for the evening was directed by Joyce Driggers and Carolyn Johnson of Quincy.
An offering of $34.50 was taken for the benefit of a Cuban girl who will attend Southern College.
Jo Ann Grubb of Mt. Pleasant had charge of the recreation which followed the program. Refreshments of sandwiches, cake and punch were arranged on an attractvie table decorated with an Easter motif. Mrs. J. C. Morgan, Jr., counsellor for the local Fellowship, had charge of refreshments.
About sixty five members of Chattahoochee, Mt. Pleasant, Greensboro, Quincy and Havana Fellowships attended the meeting.
|Darsey Home Scene of Circle Meeting
Mrs. C. H. (Mettie Connell) Darsey was hostess at her home Monday afternoon to members of the Pearl J. Thompson circle of Baptist W. M.U. Thirteen members attended, and Mrs. McPherson and Mrs. W. A. Robinson were guests at the meeting.
Mixed spring flowers were used in decorating the home.
The cirlce president, Mrs. Eugene Thompson, had charge of the business meeting. Mrs. E. D. Weatherly taught two chapters from the circle study book, "Soul Winning in Your Community." A discussion on opportunities for soul winning in this community was held by the group.
During the refreshment period, sandwiches, cookies and cold drinks were served by the hostesses.
|Jim Henry Slappey Celebrates Birthday
Jim Henry Slappey celebrated his eleventh birthday with a party given Monday afternoon by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Slappey.
Among the outdoor activities, which the guests enjoyed at the Slappey home, were a treasure hunt, relays and games. Prizes were awarded Bernard Lester, Gary Harrison, and Michael Swisher. Later in the afternoon, the boys played ball.
The refreshment table was centered with a birthday cake in green, yellow and white. The hostess served ice cream and cookies, and presented the guests with toy magnet sets as favors. Jim Henry received a number of attractive gifts from his friends.
Those celebrating the occasion with Jim Henry were Bobby Arrington, Potter and John Woodbery, Gary Harrison, Charles Harris Dudley, Bernard Lester, Jimmy Powell, Michael Swisher, Larry and Ronny Stephens, Richard Gandy, Wesley Mahaffey, Archibald Freeman and James Shiver.
|Miss Womack Is Honored With Shower
Miss Rebecca Womack, bride elect of this month, was honored Thursday afternoon of last week at the home of Mrs. E. H. Slappey. In additon to Mrs. Slappey, hostesses for the party were Mrs. Jonnie Cook, Mrs. Joe Carroll and Mrs. H. W. Womack.
The living room of the home was decorated with arrangements of bougainvillea and lemon lilies. Red roses, Gerber daisies and Queen Anne's lace were placed at vantage points in the dining room.
Guests were entertained with several delightful games, prizes for which were won by Mrs. C. V. Butler and Mrs. George Greory. Gifts were presented to the bride to be, on an umbrella, decorated with pink and blue crepe paper.
Refreshments of ice cream, cake and mints were served by the hostesses.
About twenty of the honoree's friends enjoyed the party. Also present were the honoree's mother, Mrs. A. M. Womack, and sister, Mrs. Robert Kennedy of Tallahassee.
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Mrs. Pearl Woodward of Quincy and Mrs. D. A. Butler are spending a few days this week at the Butler camp on Lake Talquin.
|WSCS Has Business and Program Meeting
The Woman's Society of Christian Service met Monday afternoon at the Methodist church in a regular business and program meeting.
The president, Mrs. George Gregory, presided at the business session, after which Mrs. J. W. (Helen) Sapp had charge of the program. The topic for the afternoon was "God In Everything and Everyone." Others taking part on the program were Mrs. J. C. (Olive) Morgan, Jr., and Mrs. A. M. (Kathleen) Butler.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Jones of Havana announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Oliver R. Mathiex, son of O. R. Mathieux of Sanford. The wedding took place April 11 at Thomasville, Ga. Mrs. Mathieux is a private first class in the W. A. F.
|Shower Compliments Miss Rebecca Womack
A miscellaneous shower was given in honor of Miss Rebecca Womack, bride elect, Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. T. W. Whipple, Mrs. Eula Perry and Mrs. J. T. Davis assisted in entertaining.
The rooms of the home were colorful with arrangements of snapdragons, day lilies and calendulas. Gifts for the honoree were arranged on a table in the living room.
The guests enjoyed several games, and a contest prize was won by Mrs. Eva Haviland.
After Miss Womack opened the attractive shower gifts, the hostesses served sandwiches, cookies and punch as refreshments.
Guests included about twenty friends of the honoree, her mother, Mrs. A. M. Womack, and her sister, Mrs. Robert Kennedy of Tallahassee.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to express our gratitude for the many kindnesses, floral offerings and
expressions of sympathy shown during the recent illness and death of our sister,
Miss Evie Odom.
|Card of Thanks
I wish to thank all my friends and relatives in Quincy, Havana, Concord and all surrounding communities for their prayers, flowers, cards, visits and kindnesses to me and my family during my illness. My especial thanks to the nurses and doctor who cared for me. It was all greatly appreciated. May God bless you all.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Womack of Havana, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Grace, to Williams E. Gillen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Gillem of Saylorsberg, Pa. The wedding will be an event of April 30 at the Womack home. The couple plans to reside in Havana.
|Local School Building Project Should Be Complete Next Week
Superintendent G. H. Mears announced today that the completion of the Havana gymnasium, lunchroom and band room is expected in about a week.
Last Tuesday afternoon, the school board, in company with Robert Maybin, architect and Bowen and Baggett, made the final inspection of the new Greensboro gymnasium and accepted the building.
State architect, James Garland, also inspected the Greensboro project and accepted the facilities for the State Department.
Mr. Mears stated that the Quincy school building project on which bids were let later than the Havana and Greensboro buildings is expected to be completed about the middle of May. The finishing of the Chattahoochee gymnasium probably around the first of July will wind up the current building program in the county. Bond issues were voted in the four county communities separately, October 21, 1047, authorizing the school center expansion programs before the county, under state legislature, became one district.
By Jeannette Joiner
Friends of Taylor Bell are happy to hear that he is greatly improved at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, after having been in a serious motorcyle accident, Sunday, April 3.
Mrs. Mary H. Gray of Jacksonville, visited her family here last weekend.
Mrs. Hattie Walsh and son, Kenneth of Marianna visited here Sunday.
J. W. Bell, who is serving with the U. S. Navy at Corpus Christi, Texas, is on leave with his mother, Mrs. Claudia Bell and family.
SSgt. Warren C. Bell stationed at MacDill Field, Tampa, spent last week end with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. (and Maude Perritt) Lee and children, Marcia and Earl of St. Petersburg, visited Mrs. Laura Perritt and other relatives a few days last week.
|Havana School News
Editor in Chief............................Venice Walsh
Editorial - "Give"
(The official Red Cross Drive has been closed in our community, but it failed to reach the goal. Contributions will still be accepted. It is with that in mind that this article is written.)
Everyday people somewhere are dying of malnutrition and suffering from privation. It is hard for us, the ones who have enough food to eat and clothes to wear, to visualize this, but for some unfortunate people it is a reality that has to be faced!
The Red Cross is one organization which helps these needy people. It serves the entire world, furnishing food, clothing, and protection for those who, otherwise, would not receive this aid. But this organization cannot be operated and maintained on air, or wishful thinking. In our age it takes money, and lots of it, to operate world wide organizations. Since the Red Cross is a non profit organization, operating solely for the benefit of under previleged people, the money for its operation must come directly from the people.
Everyone knows about the Red Cross "drives", the majority of people support them! The money contributed is not enough; the clothes donated are not enough; there is a constant need for more!
The next time you start to a movie or to buy an ice cream, think about a poor unfortunate who does not have even the bare necessities of life. Put that money into the Red Cross fund. If you will do this, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, thanks you from the bottom of their heart!
Remember, someone is depending on you for his very life!
Our who's who comes from the eighth grade. She has light brown hair, grey
green eyes, and is about five feet three inches tall. She is in the Dramatic
Club and has been in many of the plays. She is usually seen with Bobbie
Durban or Betty Chester. We can't find out who her boyfiend is, but we know
she has one. Her nickname is "Nita", which certainly gives her away.
Last week's Who's Who was Wister Willis.
We are all excited about the Easter vacation and we are making easter decorations for our room. In arithmetic, we have taken up something new, multiplication. We are working hard at it and like it very much. It seemed good to see the sun after about two or three days of rain.
We are going to get out of school tomorrow. Allen, Eddie, Julia, Pat
and Betty had to stay in. We have just about finished our reading book.
Sixth Grade We have been studying about the Great Awakening in History. We made talks and pictures over it Monday. We are getting ready for the May Festival. Gwen Patman has a broken arm and cannot write because it is her right arm. We have been having a devotion every morning for the past week or two. Mary D. Woodbery, Grace Colvin, Winston Colvin, Carolyn Hay, Betty Whittle and David Stallings are absent. Barbara Lou Crispin left for New York Saturday.
Eighth Grade A few members of the eight grade Dramatic Club presented the play entitled "Party Dress" for PTA Tuesday, April 12th. It was a very cute play which centered around some teenage girls and boys, who were going to a formal dance.
Mary Ann Butler, Margorie Moreland, Eunita Lashley, Gail Cooper and Mary Lou Gandy, along with Carol Ellinor, Margaret Miller and Miss Grant represented the Havana FHA Chapter recently in St. Augustine at the FHA State Convention.
Emory Atkinson and Lee Butler from our grade are going to Panama City to play baseball. The girls are awaiting the time to model their garments in the fashion show to be held when everyone has finished sewing.
Mr. Walker has moved some of the boys around in our room. I wonder if it was for talking or to get them from the back of the room. We saw a movie on hunting and fishing that sure was a good panther hunt.
Don Butler, our noted poetry writer, has entered a poetry contest and we hope he will do well. The class, as a whole, has been planning ways to spend the money we have worked to make.
We received our invitations and have been measured for our caps and gowns. It doesn't seem that this should be "our" year, but almost everyone says he is ready to graduate. We finished our Economic Geography book last Thursday but we will start reviewing all of it now. In English, we have taken up public speaking and writing.
Around The Town
Betty Jo, did you and Mary Ed decide you didn't like those Georgia and Illinois boys?
If Bobby Hilton can't get the girl he wants then his "old flame" will do. Huh, Bobby!
Joe Cantey, what happened to your belt or did your girl give you those suspenders.
A blond hair was found on Martha Pearl's coat the other day.
Audrey Ann (Blackmon) seemed mighty close to W. H. Butler at the progressive supper the other night.
Bert Cliatt and Betty Lou Harvell stayed together fairly much, also.
Howard Gray was also present. Can you guess whom he was with?
Dick Fischer and Hunter Mc. (McCullough), and all you boys that walk around in a daze, wake up and get a girl.
Ray Mc. (McClellan), seems to occupy the same desk as Orien Womack.
Who is Charles Lindell, Tootsie (Margaret Miller)? Does Don (Butler) know about him?
Also Mary Ann B. seems very interested in a boy from St. Augustine named Jack.
Annette (Darsey), how do you like your future college? Ray (Gregory) certainly doesn't. Too far away he says.
What did Joe Cantey say Sunday night that started such an argument between Barbara (Powell) and Jimmie (Boynton)?
Bobby Harrell certainly can't seem to make up his mind. He wrote an eight page letter to Ella Jean (Driver).
Does Pat Gray still think "fondly" of a certain young man about town? Couldn't be the one that drives a blue Ford Convertible, could it?
Dickie Fischer certainly didn't seem to mind being crowded Tuesday night after play practice. He had better watch Dick Williams, though.
And also Wed. night Bobbie Willis had some trouble finding a place for Joe Butler and his friend to sit last Thursday. Miss Brown ran them out of the library.
The high school girls must have a fad of collecting boys' pictures. Betty Chester had one of a very good looking boy and Margaret Vickers had one of Don Porter, her heart throb.
That certainly was a cute boy Lillie Poppell was with Sunday afternoon. She has a boyfriend for Sunday and one for Saturday. Does Jeanette P. have a Ga., boy, too.
One boy was heard to say "when Concord girls and Georgia boys go together, they're bound to get married." Better watch out girls.
Presenting The Seniors
Joseph Tatum Cantey, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. (Joe and Nellie) Cantey, was born March 5, 1931 in Bainbridge, Georgia. He started to school in Havana during the first term of his school career and has been taking part in the school activities ever since.
He was elected fifth vice president of the state in the FFA organization. He also holds the office of president of the local chapter.
He is a member of the Presbyterian church and the HHS band.
His favorite sports are riding horses and hunting. His plans for the future include attending the University of Florida to study agriculture.
Lillian Dalton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul (and Abbie) Dalton, was born June 5, 1929, at Concord, Florida. She has red hair, green eyes, and is 5'4" tall; she weighs 145 pounds but she hopes to reduce that amount soon.
She attended Havana School in the 5th and 6th grades. Later she moved away, but returned when she was in the 9th grade. She has attended HHS ever since that time.
Her favorite songs at the present are: "Far Away Places," and "Cruising Down the River." Her favorite dish is fried chicken.
Lillian is the associate Society Editor of the school paper and has the part of Mrs. Hudson in the Senior play.
Cantey Attends State FFA Executive Meeting
Joe Cantey attended a meeting of the State FFA Executive Committee in Daytona Beach the 8th and 9th. The purpose of this meeting was to make plans for the State Convention which was set for June the 13th through the 17th in Daytona Beach. Each chapter will be represented by two delegates at the convention. The activities of the delegates consists of business meetings and contests which include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, string band, and many others. At this time, many awards and degrees will be given to boys who have done outstanding work in the organization. Interesting talks by prominent men of the state will be an added feature. The finale of the convention, a banquet, is always a gala occasion.
The bi-monthly meeting of the FHA was held Tuesday night, April 12, in the Home Economics Department with twenty members present.
President Annette Darsey called the meeting to order and the chapter dispensed with the usual business as quickly as possible so that reports from the delegates to the convention in St. Augustine could report. The only matter of new business decided was to elect officers for the coming year at the first night meeting in May.
The girls then gave reports concerning the "Get Acquainted" party, the business meeting, the banquet and other activities in which they participated while at the convention.
Mrs. L. R. Henderson is visiting relatives in Eutaw, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ferrell and family have moved into their new home in Shelfer Heights.
Mrs. E. L. Cox of Perry spent Monday night here at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. D. (Lois) Dees.
Frank Johnson of Ft. Lauderdale, was the guest of his cousin, Mrs. A. O. (Virginia) Stephens, Friday of last week.
Kenneth Cowart attended a meeting of the Grand Lodge of Florida in Jacksonville Monday through Thursday of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Ponder and infant daughter, of Atlanta, spent Easter here with Mr. Ponder's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ponder.
Miss Elizabeth Hudson, FSU student from Miami, was the guest, Easter week-end, of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Lester.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan of Quincy spent Sunday in Gainesville, where they attended christening ceremonies for their grandson, Marcellus Morgan, Jr., at First Methodist church.
Craig Stephens, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens, is reported recovering satisfactorily from a leg operation at a Jacksonville hospital last Friday. He and his parents returned home yesterday.
Mrs. J. H. Sappington is spending two weeks with relatives in Tampa and Vero Beach.
Mrs. O. M. (Elma) Tillis and Mrs. E. J. (Eulalia) Stephens spent last Saturday and Sunday in Jacksonville (for the operation on their grandson, Craig Stephens).
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. (Leslie and Jessie) Lewis were spend the day guests of their daughter, Mrs. H. A. Belk, and family in Tallahassee Tuesday.
Miss Nell Gray of Panama City enjoyed an Easter visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. (Howard and Yvonne) Gray.
Miss Marilyn Morgan, of Panama City, was the week-end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. (Clarence and Olive) Morgan, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Laing spent last Thursday through Sunday with Mr. Laing's brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Booth, at Homerville, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Clenny announce the birth of an eight and one half pound son on April 18. The baby has been named Allen Hampton.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Cobb of Tallahassee and their son, Warren of Tallahassee, and Deland, were guests, Sunday, of Mr. Cobb's sister, Mrs. Mellie McLellan.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Goodman, Sunday and Monday, were Mr. Goodman's mother, Mrs. Fanny S. Goodman, and brother, Lt. Donald Goodman, of Columbus, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cabral, who formerly operated the Dixie Cafe here, have moved to Mt. Pleasant.
Bobby Miller, Emory University student, was the week-end guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. (Marvin and Thelma) Miller.
M. E. (Malcolm) McCorquodale was taken Tuesday to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga., for observation and treatment.
Joseph Darsey returned to Birmingham, Ala., last Sunday after a week-end visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. (Charlie and Mettie) Darsey and family.
Mrs. Jewel Sharland has returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Watson, after spending the winter with friends and relatives in Tampa.
Mrs. Ruth Staggers and daughter, Pat, were guests of Mr. B. B. Kimbrel and his mother, Mrs. C. H. Kimbrel, at their home in Tallahassee last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Harris, Sr., have returned to their home in Birmingham, Ala., after a two weeks visit here with their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dudley.
Mrs. Olin Kemp returned Wednesday of last week to Edgefield, S. C., following a visit here at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. T. David. Mrs. Kemp's father, J. B. Brown, accompanied her home for a two week's stay.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Henderson and children, Felix and Carolyn, were guests of Mrs. Henderson's brother in law and sistr, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant New in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week end. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Bell in Birmingham.
Enjoying an Easter picnic at Orchard Pond Sunday, were Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tullos and sons, Charles and Tommy, Misses Anita and Julia Ann Tullos, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carroll and daughter, Reyn, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Peabody of Tallahassee.
Miss Francel Ellinor, who attends the University of Missouri at Columbia, spent Easter vacation with her family in Pensacola. Sunday she visited here with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs L. B. (Lawson and Roberta) Ellinor, Sr.
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