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
If you thing I haven't had a time this week trying to get out the Herald practically single handed, you're wrong. Mrs. Boss was worried about not having anyone to set (Type, that is) since George is away on vacation this week, but Clarence Pearce very sagely noted that Kenneth Cowart would be the ideal man for the job. Clarence claims that Kenneth is by far the best "setter" in town. Note to Kenneth: Sentiments expressed herein belong to C. O. Pearce and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the writer. We solved the problem another way, however, H. A. Brown and Nick Wheeler came over from the Democrat office in Tallahassee to help us out part time. They are always willing to set type for us provided they are allowed to read a certain column on the front page which is noted for its sparkling witticisms and intellignet comments on a variety of subjects.
But back to my original subject: this, as both of my faihtful readers know, is my second anniversary with the Herald. And how do I spend it? Sweeping, carrying out the trash, and being insulted by Junior, who, also vacationing, comes loafing by the office to make fun of me and my menial tasks. He can just look out when I get MY vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Boss and Carolyn aren't much help either. In addition to having to keep the office clean, I've also had to write the news, set type, make up ads and run the press. (Editor's Note: The above cut shows the thin ice the Office Cat is skating on when he tells whoppers like that.)
I almost had cat-nipitons at the basketball game with Sneads Saturday night. Close contests are exciting, of course, but the Sneads game overdid it a little. As a sportswriter, which naturally is included among my talents, I predict a thriller this Saturday night when the Bears meet the Leon Lions in Tallahassee.
The volunteer firemen turned out en masse the other night for a practice drill and after scaring me nearly to death blowing the siren on the firetruck, they came very near running over me on the corner of Seventh and Main. I heard rumors that they also burst a fire plug in their enthusiasm. No doubt you're planning to attend the Firemen's Benefit Ball next Thursday night. I'll be there provided I can located my red suspenders.
Folks are really responding nobly to the gentle reminders I mailed out last week concerning expiring subscriptions. The boss said that if I'd get 100 per cent renewals from subscribers, I would receive a valuable award for my success, a fur lined bath tub. Since, if there's anything I really need, it's a fur lined bath tub, please help me win it by sending in your renewals promptly. Incidentally, it would be to your advantage to mail me $2 or $2.50 quietly, before I have to get rough. The last time I got rough, many people were hurt in a panic because they thought it was an invasion from Mars. Orson Welles has nothing on THE OFFICE CAT.
|Bears Win 2 In Week's Play|
by Dan Miller
Tuesday night the Greensboro Bulldogs played host to the Havana High school Bear's in Hosford only to be defeated by the Havana quintet by a score of 43-25, although the Baby Bulldog thumped the Cubs 35-5.
Both teams started off rather slow in the first quarter with the Bears hitting only one field goal and the Bulldogs coming up with one field goal and three charity tosses. Havana's Hunter McCullough started the game for Havana by hitting from the field while Greensboro's Crosby started the ball rolling for them.
In the second quarter, the Bears seemed to suddenly come to life, hitting seven field goals for 14 markers and holding Greensboro to one lone field goal. The fast break seemed to click with an unusual amount of accuracy and at the half time it gave the Bears a score of 16-7 for a nine point margin.
Going into the second half, both teams picked up considerably with a rally of bad passes hindering scoring possiblities for both teams. Throughout the whole second half, the Bears out rebounded, outfought and out shot the Greensboro quintet, hitting 27 of their points while holding their opponents to 18.
With the HHS boys using the fast break in the last frame, they had very little trouble taking the Bulldogs on the defense and the offense. As a whole, the game appeared to be quite a pickup in talent from what the Bears displayed against Sneads Saturday night.
For Havana, Dan Miller took scoring honors with 20 points, while Howard Gray and David Burns followed him with 14 and 7, respectively. Dick Fischer, Hunter McCullough and Dick Williams kept the Bulldogs busy on the defense, controlling the rebounds almost a hundred per cent.
Saturday night, the Havana High School Bears met the Sneads Pirates in the Attapulgus gym. As all the fans who went know (and most of the Bears' fans did go), the game wound up 48-47 with the Bears on top, barely hanging by their teeth, as the score indicates.
The game was late starting as the result of trouble with the Sneads transportation system. The coaches agreed to cancel the B team game that was orginally scheduled. The Bears started a little faster than the Jackson county boys but their attack began to bog down as the game progressed. On several occasions the Havana quintet missed easy layups and a large number of 12 foot crip shots.
Going into the second half, Sneads began to pick up and steadily gained on the Bears until at the end of the third quarter the score was even. In the final frame, the action really started with the teams playing on even terms for the first half of it. With about three minutes to go, the Pirates pulled five points ahead. Dick Fischer, who had turned in a fine game all night, rebounded a Sneads attempt and threw it all the way down the court for an easy layup; this brought the Bears within three points of the Pirates. After a few seconds, David Burns was fouled, he sank a fine shot and missed the other, but Dan Miller tipped the ball in to even the count at 45 all. After Sneads had missed another attempt at the basket, Howard Gray hit from the field and put Havana out in front again. After this the Bears went into a freeze and one of Sneads' boys foulded Gray. Gray made the shot with just 50 seconds to go, but the Jackson boys were not yet through. They went down the court and sank another field goal. After another second's play the game was over.
|Fischer Named First Alernate Appointee
Dick Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. (John and Grace) Fischer, was recently named first alternate appointee to the Military Academy at West Point, according to an announcement by Rep. Bob Sikes of the third congressional district of Florida.
|Annual Farmers Home Meeting Held Feb. 15 At Vickers Home
The annual meeting of Farm Ownership Borrowers of the Farmers Home Administration was held February 15, at the home of George Vickers, in Hinson community.
The meeting convened at 10 a. m. with an invocation given by A. G. Driggers, county agent. A talk on "Increasing Yields of Corn" was made by John G. Fischer, county supervisor of the administration. Mrs. Camilla R. Radney, Liberty county home demonstration agent, spoke to the group on "Increasing Net Income by Home Conservation Practices," and W. D. Griffin, of Gadsden county soil conservation service, led a discussion, "The Need of Permanent Pastures." Other talks on the program included "Improving Present Method of Raising Hogs," by Mr. Driggers, and a discussion on "Record Bookkeeping" by Mr. Fischer.
Others present included Donald H. Yawn, state field representative of the Farmers Home Administration, Gainesville; Curtis McFarland, editor of the Gadsden County Times; and Mrs. Frank DeBord, soil conservation service, Gadsden county.
A delicious luncheon was served to the group at noon by Mrs. J. Clyde Bentley, Mrs. Sarge Bentley, Mrs. Orbie B. Jones, Mrs. Robert L. Moore and Mrs. George Vickers.
|Atlanta Agent Checks Fire Facilities
Mayor E. H. Slappey stated today that a representative of the engineering department of the Southeastern Underwriters association has just completed a reassessment of the town's new and existing fire facilities.
This action was requested by the town council some little time ago with the object of reclassifying and reducing the town's fire insurance rate.
Mr. Wooterly, who represented the underwriters, was extremely pleased with the adequacy of the town's equipment and considered everything to be in top shape, Slappey said. He pointed out, however, that there will be considerable time in the processing of this report before the actual changes will revert to the town.
The representative's recommendations will move the classification of mercantile establishments from ninth to eighth and in effect remove the 10 per cent penalty now in effect on commercial buildings.
On dwellings over 500 feet from a fire hydrant, now, due to the 400 gallon tank on the new fire truck, the classification will be reduced from fourth to third, or namely the classification will be the same throughout the city limits regardless of the distance from a hydrant.
Mr. Wooterly praised the town officicals on their foresightedness in acquiring the 400 gallon tank on the truck as many towns have onlay a 150 gallon capacity and they find that it is not sufficient for their needs.
|Cats In Second Place
The Havana Cats, independent entry in the Tallahassee's city basketball loop, are continuing to hold their second place standing in the league. Their next game will be played against the WRHP cagers Friday night at 7:00 in the Leon County armory in Tallahassee.
Private First Class Emory A. Moore, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. (Homer Alberta) Moore, Route 1, Havana, was recently transferred to Eglin AFB, Florida. At present he is unassigned.
|Demonstration Clubs Have Joint Meeting
The Havana and Hinson Home Demonstration clubs held a joint meeting at the City Hall Monday afternoon. Thirty members were present.
Mrs. B. E. Leverett, president of the Hinson club, had charge of the meeting. After a devotional given by Mrs. J. H. Sappington, Miss Elise Laffitte, County Home Demonstration Agent, presented an informative program on the planting, cultivation, fertilization, and spraying of camellias and azaleas.
Following the program, the members of the two clubs participated in a plant exchange. Each member contributed one or more plants or cuttings which were swapped for other contributuions.
Hostesses, who were Mrs. W. L. Williams and Mrs. J. H. Sappington of the Havana club, and Mrs. Ira Gunson of the Hinson club, served cookies, fruit cake, cheese sticks and coffee during the social hour.
|Surprise Party Given For Ed Bell Saturday
A surprise party was given for Ed Bell last Saturday night by Mrs. Bell at their home. A number of friends were present for the occasion, which was Mr. Bell's birthday.
The party rooms were colorfully decorated with camellias and azaleas. Mr. Bell was presentted with an attractive birthday cake with pink icing, which was served with ice cream and strawberries as refreshments. He received many toys and comic gifts from his friends, and in addition the group gave him an magazine subscription.
During the evening, the guests enjoyed several progressions of bridge, after which prizes were awarded. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington received a cake as couple's high score prize; man's low score prize was won by Cecil Butler; and Mrs. Warren Lester was presented with the woman's low score award.
Enjoying the party with Mr. and Mrs. Bell were, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lester, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Greer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Bert, Mr. & Mrs. King Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Slappey, and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tullos.
Birthday Party Honors Linda Penn, Dianne Hall
Linda Penn and Diane Hall were honored Wednesday afternoon of last week at a party given by their mothers, Mrs. Don (Grace) Penn and Mrs. Wilson (Faye) Hall, in celebration of the honorees' seventh birthdays.
The party was held at the City Hall, which was attractively decorated with arrangements of camellias and gladioli carrying out a pink and white color scheme. Two refreshment tables were covered with lace cloths and centered with birthday cakes featuring pink candles. Gifts for the honorees were placed on the tables.
The thirty nine guests who were present enjoyed playing indoor games directed by Beatrice Lamabert and Nellie Mae Ferrell, after which refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. Mrs. M. E. (Mary Emma) McCorquodale assisted Mrs. Penn and Mrs. Hall in serving.
Favors of bubble gum, baloons, Valentines and lollipops were presented to the guests as a memento of the occasion.
Those invited included Jimmy Jones, Victor Butler, Buddy Penn, Bobby Spence, Graig Stephens, Greg Goodman, Frances Cornelia Smith, Billie Spence, Linda Stephens, Thelma Todd, Linda Peavy, Johnnie Pearce, Lynn Mitchell, Sunnie Hall, Hokum Swisher, Larry Stephens, Dorothy Yearty, Mary Edith Lester, Joan Henderson, Becky and Judy Hooks, Carol Williams, Jimmy Ferrell, Ronny Stephens, Peggy Leonard, Joel Keith, Mack Dunn, Betty Butler, Margaret Alice Weatherly, Max Smith, Robert Hampton McFarland, Donna Greer, Jeannette Swisher, and Anne and Mary Kathryn Mahaffey.
|Garden Club To Meet At City Hall Tuesday
The February meeting of the Havana Garden Club will be held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22, at the City Hall, beginning at 3:00.
The program on 'Corsage Making' should be of especial interest to flower lovers. Mrs. Alto Adams, Mrs. Roy Chapman, and Mrs. O. C. Collins of the Tallahassee Garden Club will explain the procedure for making attractive corsages at home and will illustrate their talks with demonstrations.
Mrs. Davis (Jo) Smith, program chairman, reminds club members that they are asked to bring cut flowers from their gardens for the speakers to use.
Mrs. Leon Cooper will be hostess at the meeting. Visitors will be welcome to attend, but are requested to notify Mrs. Cooper prior to the meeting.
|Miss Jewel Dees Is Party Honoree
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Dees was the scene Sunday afternoon of a surprise birthday party honoring their daughter, Miss Jewel Dees, whose birthday was Feb. 14.
The attractive decorations in the home carried out a Valentine motif, and the heart shaped birthday cake of white and red completed the theme. Ice cream was served with the cake as refreshments.
Those invited to celebrate the occasion with Miss Dees and her parents were Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughter, Paula, Mr. and Mrs. Eugne Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Plemmons, Elbert Poppell, Mrs. H. A. Masters, and Mrs. J. L. Hunter.
|W. M. S. Circle Has Cottage Prayer Service
The Pearl J. Thompson circle of Baptist W. M. S. held a cottage prayer service Monday afternoon at the home of A. M. Weeks.
Mrs. Clark Plemmons was in charge of the devotional, which was on the theme, "Life's Purpose."
Those attending were Mrs. Clark (Ruby) Plemmons, Mrs. E. D. (Pearl) Weatherly, Mrs. J. B. (Marguerite) Strickland, Mrs. C. H. (Mettie) Darsey, W. J. Sullivan, Mrs. Austin (Nelle) Lambert and Mrs. Eugene Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. (Potter and Mae) Woodbery and their children, Potter, Mary Dale, Helen and John, left Thursday of last week for a week-end visit with relatives in Tampa. During their stay the family enjoyed attending the State Fair.
Dr. and Mrs. John McGuire of Jacksonville, Fla., were luncheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thompson Saturday. Dr. McGuire is state Baptist executive secretary.
Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, her son, Robert, and Mrs. Jack Turner, all of Lakeland, Fla., were guests of Mrs. Laura Hunt Sunday and Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Lem Suber of Greensboro, accompanied by Mrs. Annie Mitchell of Havana, spent Sunday in Ashburn, Ga., with Mrs. C. E. Baland. Mrs. Mitchell is visiting this week with Mrs. Suber and Mrs. F. A. Cumbie in Greensboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Dudley and son, Charles Harris, returned Monday after spending the week-end in Mobile, Ala., as guests fo Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Haas.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. McEwen and sons, Don and Lute, left Saturday for a visit with relatives at Ocean Springs, Miss. They plan to return next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bell and daughter, Karen, spent Sunday in Cairo, Ga., with Mr. Bell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. (Jean) Bert spent several days in Tampa at the State Fair last week.
Mrs. Ruth Staggers and daughter, Pat, visited relatives in Tampa last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hinson, Jr., and family, who have resided here for several years, moved last week to Jacksonville.
By Jeannette Joiner
M. Sgt. Warren C. Bell of MacDill Field, Tampa, spent last week-end here with relatives.
Miss Lillie Poppell was the guest of Miss Frances Dalton Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hawthorne and children, of Whigham, Ga., were the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. (Bill and Maggie) Barber.
Mr.and Mrs. Ed Whitaker, of Bainbridge, Ga., spent the with Mr. and Mrs. B. H. (Hardy and Ada) Vickers.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Harrison and son, Tommy, and Mr.and Mrs. John T. Bell, all of Tallahassee, visited Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Poppell and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lewis of Tallahassee, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barber Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hawthorne and family, of Whigham, visited Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barber and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dalton, and children of Tallahassee, visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. (Miles Hobson and Eva Laing) Walsh visited their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Walsh and family in Tallahassee Sunday.
|Graveside Services Held Wednesday For Pvt. Buford E. Brady
Graveside funeral services were held yesterday at 2:30 for Pvt. Buford Emory Brady, who was killed in action in World War II.
Pvt. Brady was a native of Gadsden county, having been born in Concord, March 26, 1922. He entered service as a paratrooper in September, 1941, and was killed on Luzon, Philippine Islands, May 1, 1945.
Rev. J. F. Kizer of Concord had charge of the service, which was held at Vickers cemetery, and the local VFW post conducted military rites. Butler Morgan was funeral director.
Survivors include Brady's widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Brady of Havana; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cherry and Mrs. Erma Rustad of Gainesville, Fla.; four brothers, Ernest Brady of Havana, Clifford Brady of Tallahassee, Guy Brady of Jacksonivlle and Joyce Brady of Americus, Ga.
|Maud M. DeJarnette Dies At Home Here Friday Morning
Mrs. Maude McDavid DeJarnette, 65, died here early Friday at the home of her sister, Miss Ruby McDavid, where she had made her home for the past six years.
Born in Santa Rosa county, Fla., Mrs. DeJarnette was the oldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. T. McDavid. She was reared in Geneva and Troy, was a graduate of Troy College, and attended Columbia University, New York. In 1907, she married Louis Lanier DeJarnette of Montgomery, Ala.
During the time she resided in Montgomery, Mrs. DeJarnette was active in church and civic affairs, serving for many years as superintendent of the primary department at Dexter Avenue Methodist church, and general secretary of the YWCA there. She was a charter member of the Twentieth Century Club.
Mr. and Mrs. DeJarnette moved to Floridia in 1941, and Mr. DeJarnette died two years later.
Mrs. Dejarnette was a member of Salem Methodist Church, Havana, and also held membership in the Havana Woman's Club, the Garden Club, and the Hinson Home Demonstration Club.
Funeral services were conducted from Salem church at 11 Saturday by the Rev. J. L. Hunter, with the Rev. E. F. Quarterman assisting. Interment was at Havana cemetery with Butler Morgan in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by five sisters, Miss Ruby McDavid, Mrs. C. N. Smedley and Mrs. H. C. Bert of Havana, Mrs. A. J. Gomila of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Charles V. Roberts of Gotha, Fla.; two brothers, H. H. McDavid of Atlanta, Ga., and R. H. McDavid of Havana, and other relatives.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Claire Perry and Miss Molly Perry of Tallahassee; Mrs. Ola McDavid Flowers, Mrs. J. J. Flowers and Mrs. Pat Poyner of Dothan, Ala.; Mrs. Cameron McDavid of Jacksonville, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ellinor of Pensacola.
Pallbearers were Conrad Harrell, J. C. Morgan, Jr., Sam Lester, C. B. Shelfer, Jr., John Boynotn and L. W. Powell.
|Charlie H. Glenn, 95, Dies at Gretna Home
Charlie H. Glenn, 95, lifelong resident of Gadsden county, died Monday afternoon at his home near Gretna.
Glenn was a member of the Methodist church and was a well known and respected farmer of that section.
Services were conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3:30, with the Rev. E. F. Quarterman and E. F. May officiating. Interment was in Sunny Dell cemetery.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. W. A. Manley, Mrs. Walker Bassett and Miss Evelyn Glenn of Quincy, Miss Lillian Glenn of Lake City, Mrs. J. A. Scaff of Jennings, Mrs. Tom Walton of Albany, Ga., and Miss Geneva Glenn of Jacksonville.
Glenn's grandsons served as pallbearers.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors for their floral offerings and their expressions of sympathy during the recent illness and death of our mother, Mrs. Julia McRae. Mrs. H. I. Johnson, Miss Ettie McRae, D. J. McRae.
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|Havana School News
Early this school year, the Senior class suggested that every student in school feel as if the school paper were his own responsibility. This attitude gives everyone an opportunity to help improve the paper. Though the Seniors are in charge of the paper, the whole student body is encouraged to submit articles and suggestions to help improve its caliber.
Immediately following this invitation to contribute to the paper, several articles were submitted and published. Now, though, in the middle of the year, there is a slump in this participation.
Maybe some students feel that they are doing the Seniors' work for them, but this is far from the actual circumstances. The paper is everyone's concern and it takes everyone's help to make it go over. Besides helping in this way, the work will be benifical to the student in the future. Some day the paper will be in other hands and the little experience a person gains now will help him later. Too, there is a certain thrill for anyone seeing in print something he has written. This may seem odd but those who have experienced it can fully realize the truth of this statement. However, don't take anyone's word for it. The best way for a person to find out is to touch his pen to the paper and express himself on whatever subject he can.
Just remember 113 (the enrollment of the upper four classes) are better than 17 (senior enrollment) in making a good paper!
Couples Around The Campus
We are quite positive you'll recognize this couple. They are both popular members of the Junior Class. The boy is on the basketball team and the girl has an interest concerning the team. The girl has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a very nice smile. The boy can readily be distinguished by his red hair and blue eyes. Their nicknames are "Ace" and "Spec", now do you know? If not you'll have to catch up on what's doing around this town.
Around The Town
There's not much gossip in Havana for the past week but maybe by starting with last Thursday night we can scrape up enough to fill this column. Thursday night the Havana Bears ventured to Cottondale for a basketball game. Due to the distance, there wasn't many fans there. However, Miss Moore was there with bells on. Also she brought a car load of kids down with her. They noticed, Miss Moore, that you only got a cup of coffee for supper. Weren't you hungry or............
Bobby Harrell counted six orange trucks on "Babs" (Barbara Powell) that night. It was overheard that had he been graded, he would have gotten A for effort but F in success. Could it be possible that "Babs" is being true to one now?
What is Billy Edmunds griping about? Could it be because Gene Belser fared better than he?
Friday night was a pretty dull night. However, a lot of the kids livened it up pretty well. Annette (Darsey) and Ray (McLellan) are getting along smoothly now. Bet this didn't hold true Friday night when they went to the skating rink.
"Tootsie" (Margaret Miller) and Don went to see a basketball game at FSU. We are sure "Tootsie" enjoyed this.
Julia (Tullos), Babs (Barbara Powell), and Faye (Allen) spent the night in Tally Friday night. They weren't lonesome though as Howard (Gray), Jimmie (Boynton) and Dick (Fischer) came over to keep them company.
Friday morning, students left Havana to go to the State Fair. Among those were Pat Gray, Yvonne Carter, Joe Cantey, Billy Edmunds, Charles Lester, Billy Cowart and others. Maybe this was the reason Havana was do dull, especially with Joe gone.
Saturday night the Juniors gave a pileau supper. They really believe in working for the Senior entertainment.
Another interest Saturday night was the midnight show "Dracula". It was really scary, especially when Don Butler blew up a bag and popped it during the quietest scene. If you notice Barbara sitting up in class making faces, you will know she is mocking the madman in that show.
Sunday the devil was really beating his wife. She will probably be sore for a week. By this, we mean all the rain. This doesn't keep the movie goers home, though, for the same old crowd was there Sunday afternoon.
Monday night there was band practice. Tuesday night the boys traveled to Greenwood to play ball. Dan, now can you understand why Mr. Strange beat you back?
Wednesday night the girls had an FHA meeting while the boys attended an FFA meeting.
We bet Mary Zell (Haskins) had a good time Thursday night. Nettie Virginia met her in Columbus where she spent the night before continuing on to LaGarange.
Now for some hit and miss gossip: The other night Joan Lascola and the crowd she was with had a little accident in Tally. When questioned as to how it happened, Joan is quoted as saying "Oh, some stupid cab driver stopped for a red light but we didn't". Now a certain Junior girl's car has a bent-in front.
Gene Belser isn't nearly as shy as he was when he first came. Maybe this is because he has gotten to know everyone. It is gossiped that he still hasn't decided as to who he wishes to go with, so girls, don't give up yet.
We're signing off now but look for us next week as we'll still be in here pitching.
We are all back from measles except three. Norman Stalvey has pneumonia but he is better. Carolyn Hinson is moving to Jacksonville. Mrs. Penn, our grade mother, gave us two books about "Trip to the City" and "Little Red Riding Hood."
We have a new boy, Dennis Jones, from Jacksonville. We are learning Valentine songs and making Valentines for our Valentine Box Monday.
We are glad to have a new pupil in our class, Curtis Alday. We are also proud of the dental work done for us Tuesday. And are very thankful for the beautiful sunshine Wednesday. Only hope we have more sunshine for we have an awful bad road for the Jamieson bus to travel. We have been working on Valentines this week. Jimmy Sadler saw a wreck Sunday. The 2nd reading has talking about dogs. When the first class finishes Thro the Green they will start If I were going.
We have had our teeth painted with sodium fluoride.
We are making an Indian Village and getting along fine. We are injoying our imaginary trip around the world. We were in the book of today and tomorrow but we are in "Sing Wheels" now.
Gwynn was sick for a long time but she came back yesterday. We have missed her a lot and we are glad she's back. We had a test the day before yesterday and we didn't do so good. But we had another yesterday and I think we did better. Today we are going to have talks on India. Potter and Mary Dale has gone to the fair we hope they have a good time.
Carl Barber and Billy Poppell are back from having the measles.
The eighth graders are planning to have a class party at the Boy Scout Camp Friday 11th. The boys are in charge of furnishing transportation; everyone is to bring a lunch. Plan to hike.
The ninth grade civic class has a job on their hands, believe it or not. We have to draw a map of the streets of Havana; putting in where we live, the school, churches and industries. If you don't believe it is hard try it yourself!
Mr. Walker is really cleaning up. When anyone steps across the line, they have a nice job of either cleaning the windows, which the boys do, or cleaning woodwork which the girls do. At the rate we are stepping across that line, our room will soon be very clean.
We had a pilau supper last Saturday night. We are going to have a Candy and Rummage Sale Saturday, February 12th. We are writing letters to St. Augusine to find out something about our Junior and Senior trip.
The Economic Geography class is not so bad as it was for a while but we still have a lot to learn about the subject. We are studying Byron and Tennyson in literature, and still discussing the time of our class play.
The FFA boys have been working an active part in the school beautification. The ground has been plowed and the roots dug up. The FFA boys cleaned up the roots and limbs and then burned them.
They have also planted shrubbery around the agriculture building and canning plant.
The Key Club, in cooperation with Mr. Yearty, will broadcast grass seed over the entire lower campus.
These are a few of the plans for beautifying the school grounds.
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