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
Lately I've felt the need for sunglasses when I approach a certain business block in town, and it isn't because of that pair of near-red shoes that live therein, either. The whole block has been painted a dazzling white, which certainly helps to give Havana a well kept and spotless appearance. The store on the corner of that block (the name of which I will not mention becasue the proprietor doesn't show the proper respect for my greatness) has been remodeled to include show windows. I offered my services as window decorator, but was not so gently rebuffed.
In a round about way I learned of the death of Trixie, the Hooks family's beloved dog and a very dear friend of mine. She was run over by a truck Wednesday.
The Havana Cats were defeated Wednesday night by the Sportsmen in Tallahassee with a score of 42-36. Possibly my namesakes could use me on their team, it would be confusing to their opponents if nothing else.
The Blountstown Record, in a recent sports article, predicted that the Havana Bears will again capture the honors at the state Class C tournament, and even went so far as to say that the Havana cagers could probably do the same thing in the state Class B tourney. We appreciate the kind words, and hope he's correct in his predictions. I'm keeping my paws crossed, just for luck.
Spring fever is already setting in, with the result that I'm much more interested in fishing poles than typewriters. Nobody will even notice it, though, because everyone else feels the same way too.
Yesterday afternoon, I learned the secret of getting along peaceably with George. All it involves is having a spider handy to threaten him with. If you have any spare spiders around the house, please bring them to THE OFFICE CAT.
|Students Get Fluoride Treatment
Mrs. Ann Nicholson, supervisor of County Schools and Professor D. F. Burns, Havana Principal, look on while a school
pupil is given the Fluoride dental treatment, applied by Dr. Gordon Jobson, dentist in charge of the work in Gadsden county.
Mrs. W. V. Smith and Mrs. J. W. Sapp are also shown (seated) as volunteer helpers. The treatment is being conducted by
the U. S. Public Health service in cooperation with State and County Health Departments. Treatments, consisiting of four
applications, were conducted last week at the Havana school and all pupils, whose parents permitted, from the first through
the sixth grades, were given the applications.
|Co. Wide Teacher Meeting Features 'Better Teaching'
A county wide teachers' meeting was held in Chattahoochee High School Friday, February 18, 9:30 to 3:30. Mrs. Ann Nicholson, General Supervisor of Schools, made all arrangements for the day. She also presided at the meeting.
The session opened with splendid music by the Chattahoochee Band directed by Mrs. Mary Watson. Group singing was led by Miss Tommy Lee Fowler. A very impressive devotional was given by Miss Elizabeth Scudder and Miss Fowler.
"Toward Better Teaching" was the theme featured.
Mrs. Nicholson presented all consultant visitors, new teachers and the speakers to the group. Dr. H. C. Trimble, associate professor of mathematics, spoke to the entire group on "Toward Better Teaching by Narrowing the Span between Theory and Practice." G. H. Mears, superintendent of schools, then spoke on "Toward Better Teaching by Thinking Highly of Your Profession"
Group meetings began at 11 o'clock. Teachers and principals chose the group that would be the most beneficial to them. Consultants from FSU for the different groups were: Dr. H. C. Trimle, associate professor of mathematics; Dr. J. B. Kelly, associate professor of science; Dr. J. P. Stokes, associate professor of English; Dr. Virgil Strickland, principal of the College Demonstration School, consultant for teachers in grades 4, 5 and 6; Miss Edna Parker, associate professor of Education for primary teachres; Mr. H. E. Wood, state director of agriculture, served as consultant for the agriculture teachers.
A lovely luncheon was served in the school cafeteria under the direction of Mrs. Miriam Hope Mitchell, supervisor of school lunch, and Mrs. Norman James, manager of the Chattahoochee lunch room. The tables were artistically decorated with cut flowers. Small hatchets were used as favors to carry out the George Washington motif. The menu consisted of fried chicken, creamed potatoes, English peas, combination salad, fresh coconut cake, and iced tea.
After the group meetings from 2:00 to 3:15, the entire group came back together for a short session. At this time, reports were given by the recorder from each group and from the resolutions committee. Miss Mary Bostick was chairman of this committee. Mr. D. S. Parkman, a member of the Board of Trustees, was present at the meeting.
|Stephens High Leads Schools In Drive
Stephens High School (colored) of Quincy led schools in the county in contributions to the 1949 March of Dimes, according to a recent report showing a breakdown of total funds received in the drive. Stephens high students turned in $142.07, the report shows.
A final count on results of the drive in Havana, lists total contributions of $297.50. Total receipts in the county were $1,713. Total net proceeds of the drive, half of which will remain in the county, were $1,548.54.
|Merchants Elect Officers; Decide Closing Dates
Benny McFarland and Tom Jefferson were reelected president and vice president of the Havana Merchants Association at their regular meeting last Monday night. Lloyd Greer was named as secretary to take over the duties of Clarence Pearce.
No nominations were submitted by the committee for the board of directors and their election was held over until the March meeting of the association.
The association voted to continue their gift night award every Saturday through the month of March or longer, holding the cash awards at the same figure and the same time, 5:00 p. m.
Upon the recommendation of the reporting committee, the association voted to close for the coming year on the following days: Fourth of July, Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5th; Armistice Day, Friday, Nov. 11th; Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24th; Christmas, Monday, Dec. 26th and New Year's, Monday, Jan. 2nd.
The next regular meeting of the group will be held March 21.
|Beekeepers Hold District Meet
The Tupelo District Association of Beekeepers met Feb. 18 at the courthouse in Apalachicola, with president Leslie Lewis of Havana presiding.
John W. Haynie, extension agriculturist of Gainesville, gave an interesting report on the progress of the committee on cooperative packing and marketing of honey. Haynie's talk was followed by a discussion of the subject led by Joe Whitfield of Wewahitchka.
President Lewis, in an address to the association, reported on a conference in Gainesville last month, which he attended with Mr. Haynie and Mr. C. A. Strickland, a honey packer of Thomasville, Ga. Dr. Harold Hume and Dr. Stout of the agricultural college, University of Florida, attended the meeting, at which preliminary plans were made for a study of, and experimentation with, Florida honey for the purpose of setting up a standard for grading of typical Florida honeys which will be of great value to producers and packers.
Lewis also gave an interesting report, as a member of the Florida Agricultural Council, on its meeting on February 10 with the governor and his cabinet. At the meeting Lewis extolled the value of bees as pollenizers of Florida agricultural crops.
The next meeting of the association will be held in Chipley June 17.
|Bears Dump Lions For Third Win of Season Series
The Bears and the Lions wound up their three game series for the season last Saturday before a capacity crowd in the Leon gym. The story was the same.
Another Bear win, although the Lions, by freezing tactics in the second half, managed to keep the score down to 25-20 and mess up what promised to be a good fast game.
Earlier in the season, the Bears downed their arch Lion rivals 29-19 and 38-25 which gave them an 18 point edge for the three games, in this instance, not an accurate yardstick of the local's superiority.
Saturday's contest wound up a perfect season for the HHS cagers with fifteen wins to their credit. They piled up a total of 764 points to their opponents 413 and will enter the Chipola district tournament tomorrow heavily favored. The locals first game in the second round will be the winner of the Kinard, Grand Ridge game and is scheduled for 4:45 (5:45 our time) Friday afternoon.
Sparked by (David) Burns, who collected 9 points, to lead both squads in the low score game, the Bears outplayed the Leon five in all departments. Havana jumped into an early 5 point lead and were never headed, holding the long end of a 19-10 score at the half.
In spite of considerable coaching from the sidelines, both during time out and not during time out, the Lions put on a ragged and rough show, though they tried freezing the ball midway in the second frame while they were behind 11 points, and succeeded in throwing the fast breaking Bears off their game.
At the four minute period, the Lions opened up and rung two field goals to pull within five points of their opponents at the automatic time out, but Havana came back with another basket and time ran out with Leon fighting to hold the Bears to a five point lead.
(Howard) Gray and (Dan) Miller teamed with Burns to gather 7 and 6 and (Dick) Williams added a goal and a free throw to complete the locals points. J. Hall picked up eight and Malloy 6 to lead the Lions in their third defeat at the hands of the Havana quintet.
|W. A. Robinson New Pastor of Baptist Church
We are pleased to welcome Rev. W. A. Robinson, who has accepted a call to the Havana Baptist Church, Mrs. Robinson, their daughter, Ruth, 3, and son, Larry 17 months, to our community.
Rev. Robinson comes to Havana from the Baptist church of Springhead, Florida near Plant City, where, during his pastorate, an entirely new church and greatly enlarged facilities were erected, one of the largest rural community churches in South Florida.
During his five years in Springhead, he was active in the affairs of the South Florida Baptist association and when he left he was chairman of the cooperative mission program which resulted in 100 percent participation of all of the 69 churches in the association. He is also a member of the state mission board of the Florida Baptist convention.
A native of West Virginia, Rev. Robinson is a graduate of Carson-Newman College at Jefferson City, Tenn., and the Southern Baptist Seminary of Louisville, Ky., he served as assistant pastor at Decatur, Ga., and accepted the pastorate of the Springhead church in 1944.
Mrs. Robinson is a native of Philadelphia, Miss., a graduate of Blue Mountain College, Miss., and attended the Woman's Missionary Training school in Louisville.
The new pastor and his family moved to Havana last Monday and are spending the remainder of this week with Mrs. Robinson's relatives in Philadelphia.
He will officiallly take over his duties here Sunday, March 6.
|Concord Resident Dies After Long Illness
Joe Johnson, 53, of Concord, died February 20 at Gadsden County Hospital after a long illness.
Johnson was born in Concord, and lived there all his life until he became ill. He was a well known and respected farmer of this section, and for more than ten years drove a school bus in this county. He resigned the latter job last September because of ill health. He was a member of the Baptist church at Concord.
Graveside services were conducted at Vickers cemetery by the Rev. J. L. Kiser and Rev. E. F. Quarterman, Monday at 4:30 p. m. Butler Morgan was funeral director.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah (Walsh) Johnson of Concord; three sons, Elmo and Albert Johnson of Tallahassee and Willard Johnson of Chattahoochee; three brothers, H. I. (Hunter) Johnson, of Havana, W. B. Johnson, of Tallahassee, and K. W. Johnson, of Stuart, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. J. R. (Lilla) Causey and Mrs. B. A. (Ella Jean) Kemp, both of Concord.
|Dickey Rites Held Here Monday
Burial rites were held Monday afternoon for Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Edward Dickey of Ocala, Fla., who were killed in an automobile accident near Plymouth, Fla., last Friday.
Mr. Dickey was killed instantly and his wife died shortly after their car skidded on the highway and collided head on with a truck. Fred Dickey, their 13 year old son, whom they were taking to an Orlando hospital for treatment when the accident occurred, was also injured. He is in an Ocala hospital, where his condition is reported satisfactory.
Mr. and Mrs. Dickey are former Havana residents, having lived here until a short time ago when they moved to Ocala.
Services were conducted by the Rev. J. L. Hunter, and burial was at Havana cemetery with Butler Morgan in charge of arrangements.
The Dickeys have three other sons surviving, Robert, Charles, J., and Don Walter.
Other survivors include five brothers of Dickey. They are Philip of Tallahassee; Julian of Quincy; William of Havana; Hayes of Tampa and Homer of Miami. Two aunts, Mrs. Julia C. Fordham of Tallahassee and Mrs. J. M. Ferrell of Thomasville, Ga., also survive.
Mrs. Dickey's other survivors include Mrs. Burrell Alford, formerly of Tallahassee and now of Ocala and two brothers, Harvey and Sidney Jones, both of Havana.
Mr. and Mrs. Maxie D. Dees of Havana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jewel Christine, to Elbert Lee Poppell of Havana.
Miss Dees is a graduate of Florida State University and at present is teaching at Blountstown High School.
Mr. Poppell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brink G. Poppell of Havana. He was graduated from Cairo High School, Cairo, Ga., and is now connected with Life Insurance Company of Georgia. The wedding, plans for which will be announced later, will be an event of early summer.
|'Hobo Day' Nets $64.55 For F. H. A.
At a meeting at the school Wednesday afternoon, members of the local Future Homemakers of America chapter reported a total of $64.55 earned from their recent "Hobo Day" project.
The FHA girls earned the money, which will be added to the organization treasury, by doing household work for various townspeople February 18, the date named as "Hobo Day".
Individual honors for highest earnings went to Mary Lou Gandy, who received $6.50 in payment for her work. Mary Lou will receive a white sweater with an FHA emblem as a prize. Alice Hough will be presented with an FHA pin for earning $5.75, the second high total.
Miss Hilda Grant, sponsor of the group, expressed her appreciation to the townspeople for their cooperation on teh "Hobo Day" project. "We are grateful, too, for several contributions given to the Future Homemakers recently," Miss Grant said.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all the kindness shown by relatives and friends during the recent
illness and death of our husband and father. Thanks for the beautiful flowers.
|Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Entertain S. S. Class
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thompson were host at their Lake Talquin camp Thursday night of last week, to members of the Young People's Sunday School class of the Baptist church. A number of guests were also present.
Supper, consisting of hot dogs, potato chips, cake and cold drinks, was served outdoors, and afterward the young people gathered around the camp fire for group singing.
Enjoying the evening with the Thompsons in addition to the class members and their guests, were the class teacher, Mrs. O. E. Yearty, Mr. Yearty, Dorthy Yearty, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughter, Paula, and Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Kittle of Quincy.
|March Meeting Of Woman's Club Is Next Tuesday
The March meeting of the Havana Woman's Club will be held Tuesday, March 1, at the City Hall beginning at 3 p.m.
A program on education will be arranged by Mrs. Wallace Shelfer, Mrs. E. J. Stephens and Mrs. M. E. McCorquodale.
Hostess for the afternoon will be Mrs. Clark Plemmons, Mrs. Eugene Thompson and Mrs. J. W. Sapp.
|"First Love' Is Theme of Mother Daughter Banquet Friday
The Mother Daughter banquet sponsored by the Baptist Women's Missionary Society as a part of Girl's Auxiliary Focus Week was an inspiring event of last Friday night.
The banquest was held at the City Hall, which was beautifully decorated with camellias and azaleas. The general theme of the program, "First Love," was prominently illustrated by the use of a picture of Christ placed near the head of the tables. Beneath the picture were two white hearts lettered in gold "Mother Daughter Banquet." Red hearts hung in rows above the table, and programs were in the form of attractive Valentines. Table decorations included red camellias, ivy and white candles at intervals along the white table cloths which had a red center panel. The guests' places were marked with place cards on cupcake bases.
The program began with the singing of the Girl's Auxiliary hymn, which was followed by the invocation, given by Mrs. Clark (Ruby) Plemmons. Miss Mary Zell Haskins, who acted as toastmaster for the evening, welcomed the guests, after which supper was served.
Miss Audrey Ann Blackmon gave a "Toast to Mothers," to which Mrs. R. D. Blackmon responded with a "Toast to Daughters." Group singing was enjoyed by the guests, with Miss Annette Darsey as pianist.
Prior to her address, the guest speaker, Miss Elizabeth Provence, presented a solo, "God's Love," which the group enjoyed very much. Miss Provence, state Baptist young people's secretary, made an inquiring talk on the banquet theme, "First Love." The program ended with a benediction pronounced by Mrs. J. E. (Valda) Robinson.
About sixty five mothers and daughters were present. Special guests included Miss Provence, Mrs. D. C. Alligood, young people's director of the Havana Baptist church, and Miss Mary Nell Lisle, FSU student.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robinson spent Wednesday and Thursday of last week at Stetson University in Deland, Fla., where Mr. Robinson attended a meeting of the university's board of directors.
Mrs. John D. Douglas of Benton, Ill., was the guest last week of Mrs. R. H. (Thelma) McDavid. Mr. and Mrs. B. E. (Blanks and Anita) Leverett and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. (Howard and Yvonne) Gray enjoyed a visit in Panama City, Fla., with Miss Nell Gray last Sunday.
Misses Emma and Betty Fletcher spent Friday of last week in Jacksonville.
Jim Lawrence, who has been visiting his grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Hunter, for several weeks, returned to his home at New Smyrna Beach last Friday. Mrs. Hunter accompanied him and enjoyed a visit of several days with her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Happy Lawrence.
Mr. and C. E. Tillis spent several days this week visiting relatives in Lakeland, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. (Clarence and Olive) Morgan, Jr., accompanied by Mrs. Morgan's sister, Miss Adrianne Waites of Orlando, Fla., and Miss Marilyn Morgan of Panama City, Fla., spent last week-end in Mobile, Ala., where they visited Bellingrath Gardens and other points of interest. Miss Waites returned to Orlando Tuesday.
Miss Christine Sappington spent Thursday of last week with friends at Emory in Atlanta, Ga.
J. L. Snider and his son, Leon, attended a GE dealers meeting in Jacksonville the first part of this week.
J. Gus Bert and H. R. (Harold Rogers) Bert were in Tama Wednesday and Thursday of last week on business.
D. F. Burns recently attended a meeting of high school principals at Gainesville, Fla.
Mrs. Spencer Scott, who has been ill at her home for the past two weeks, has recovered and is back at work this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Loch have as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tinkler and daughter Vera Carol, of Baltimore, Md. The visitors plan to remain for two weeks.
Mrs. C. P. Daw has returned home following a week's visit with friends in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hooks and Mrs. E. G. Hooks, of Montgomery, Ala., were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hooks and their family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Butler spent Sunday and Monday of this week in Jacksonville, where they visited Mrs. Butler's sister, Mrs. T. F. Hintze.
Miss Estermary Brown, Miss Anita Tullos and Miss Carolyn Tillis were guests of Miss Hilda Grant at her cottage at St. Teresa Saturday and Sunday.
|Winburn Home Scene of Class Meeting
The home of Miss Birdye Winburn was the scene of the Dorcas Sunday School class meeting Monday evening. Miss Estermary Brown was co hostess at the meeting, which was attended by thirteen members.
The program began with a song and a prayer by Mrs. Cecil (Vivian) May, followed. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Mrs. Raney Whaley, the class secretary. Mrs. Cecil May had charge of the devotional, and Mrs. E. D. (Pearl) Weatherly gave the closing prayer.
During the business meeting, a discussion was held on arranging a nursery hour at the church during services so that mothers of small children might attend the services. The committee appointed to work out details for the project included Mrs. Cecil May, Mrs. John (Grace) Blount and Mrs. Lewis (Hazel) Graham.
Miss Winburn and Miss Brown served a salad course and coffee during the refreshment period.
The next class meeting will be held March 21 at the home of Mrs. D. C. Alligood.
|Havana Chapter OES Elects Officers At Tuesday Meeting
Officers for the coming year were elected by Havana Chapter No. 130, Order of Eastern Star, at a meeting held Tuesday night at the local lodge hall.
Worthy Matron Mary Pearce and Worthy Patron J. H. Crickenberger presided at the meeting, with the latter in charge of the election of officers.
Those elected to serve for the ensuing year were: Worthy Patron, Raney Whaley; Associated Matron, Faye Smith; Associate Patron, Matau Smith; secretary, Ollie B. Schwall; treasurer, Ida Chester; Associate Conductress, Evelyn Leonard; Conductress, Alma Willis.
The following appointments were made: Adah, Billie Willis; Ruth, Anita Tullos; Esther, Eilean Kemp; Martha Nell Perkins; Electa, Grace Penn; Marshal, Bess Masters; Chaplain, Ruby Womack; Warder, Allie Cowart; Sentinel, W. K. (Kenneth) Cowart; Organist, Katherine Peabody; Assistant Secretary, Faye Hall. Substitutes are as follows: Adah, Grace Blount; Ruth, Kathleen Butler; Esther, Victoria Whaley; Martha, Effie Darsey; Electa, Mary Crickenberger; Chaplain, Mrs. J. H. Sappington; Warder, Eliza Freeman.
|W. M. U. Circles
Mildred Shelfer Circle
The Mildred Shelfer Circle of Baptist Missionary Union met Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. B. Robertson, with Mrs. George Ponder as cohostess. Nine members were present, and Mrs. Bill Hitson was a visitor at the meeting.
The program opened with a chapter from the circle study book, given by Mrs. Luke Blackburn, and reports of various committees followed. Mrs. E. A. Freeman presented an interesting article on "tithing," and the meeting closed with a chain of prayer.
The hostesses served refreshments of sandwiches, cookies, nuts and coca colas, during the social hour.
Annie B. Yawn Circle
Mrs. Hoyt Herring was hostess to members of the Annie B. Yawn circle at her home Monday afternoon. Eight members attended the meeting.
Miss Mary Keith taught a chapter from the circle study book, "Soul Winning in Your Community," and the devotional scripture was given by various members as a part of Miss Keith's talk.
|Miss McMichael Wed To Taylor Grantham In Quincy Ceremony
The First Baptist church in Quincy was the scene of the wedding of Miss Etoile McMichael, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert McMichael of Quincy, and Taylor Frederick Grantham, son of Mrs. Charles Walter Thomas, Jr., and the late Dr. Taylor Frederick Grantham, also of Quincy, Tuesday evening, February, at eight o'clock.
The impressive double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Ivey Edwards. A program of nuptial music was presented by Mrs. J. R. Armstrong and Miss Tommie Lee Fowler, soloist.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a luminous pearl white satin gown fashioned with a net yoke, basque bodice and full length train. The veil of silk illusion in four tiers was fastened to a tiara edged with carnation petals. She carried a cascade bouquet of Vanda orchids.
Mrs. Irvin Cox, sister of the bride, was her matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Miss Jean McMichael of Macon, Ga., Miss Margaret Leslie of Tampa, Miss Joyce Watts, Miss Ruth Blair, Quincy, and the Misses Frances Thomas and Gloria Grantham, sisters of the groom. Little Rebekah Chapman was flower girl.
The groom had as his best man, Charles Walter Thomas, Jr. Ushers were Irvin B. Cox, William F. Lester, Jack Richardson, Charles McMillan and R. L. Massey of Quincy and Alfred Hearin of Tampa.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the Woman's Club.
After a trip to the western states, the couple will be at home in Quincy. The bride attended FSCW in Tallahassee and the groom attended the Universiy of Florida. Mr. Grantham is affiliated with Thomas Lumber and Manufacturing Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowen and Mrs. Clara Bowen of Atlanta, Ga., were week-end guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. (Winston and Helen) Sapp. Mrs. Clara Bowen, who is Mrs. Sapp's mother, remained here this week for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace S. Crispin and daughter, Barbara Lou, of Glooversville, N. Y., are guests of Mr. Crispin's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gus Bert. The family is en route home from Tampa, where Mr. Crispin designed the Gadsden County exhibit at the State Fair.
Mrs. Willard (Jessie) Parramore and little son, Willard, Jr., of Live Oak, Fla., are spending this week here at the home of Mrs. Parramore's sister, Mrs. Davis (Jo) Smith.
The Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Robinson and their two children, formerly of Plant City, Fla., were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. (Dee and Pearl) Weatherly Tuesday. The family was en route to Mississippi for a visit with Mrs. Robinson's family.
By Jeannette Joiner
Mr. J. K. Scoggins, Mr. and Mrs. Bleaze Littlefield and children, Daisy Joyce and Becky of Rock Hill, S. C., and Mrs. L. S. (Toby and Elizabeth) Scoggins and son, Ronny, of Bainbridge, Ga., were the guests of Mrs. Ettie Joiner last Friday.
Mrs. J. E. Milligan and children, Jerry and Carey, of Jacksonville visited her mother, Mrs. B. H. Vickers last weekend.
Miss Frances Dalton spent Sunday with Miss Holland Poppell.
Mrs. J. B. Willis and daughter, Cheryl of Cairo, Ga., visited relatives here Saturday.
A surprise birthday dinner was given in honor of Mrs. Ettie (Vickers) Joiner, Tuesday night, at her home. Those enjoying the occasion with Mrs. Joiner were: Mr. and Mrs. C. G. (Clarence and Achsa Vickers) Perritt, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. (Benjamin Hardy and Ada) Vickers, Willard Vickers, Mrs. H. B. (Minnie Vickers) Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. (Charlie and Joyce) Bell, Mrs. L. L. (Elizabeth "Wissie") Scoggins and son, Ronnie, and Fred and Jeannette Joiner.
|Havana School News
Many of you students remember the year when the student body participated in a spring house cleaning. Mrs. Daniels started it with her algebra class and it grew from there. Many of the high school gang pitched in and washed windows and such and really made the old place shine. From the project, we all developed a greater sense of helpfulness and pride and better appreciated the old institution. Of course, the incentive was that we were having a teacher's meeting and we didn't want a blot on our reputation.
Years have passed and dust has again collected on frame, sill and pane. There are cobwebs again in the high, dark corners. There is no teacher's meeting here, but it would not hurt to tidy up a bit. Of course, it may mean cutting study halls and making blisters. But wouldn't it be worth it? Our chests again could rise with pride when that old, dusty window we pass everyday, and consider in disgust, is a picture of spotless housekeeping.
Around The Town
This has certainly been a fast moving week. Saturday night Havana played Sneads in Attapulgus. It was really a close game. The Havana fans still have heart trouble every time they think of how close Havana came to losing. The B string boys were unable to play as the Sneads players were delayed due to car trouble.
Sunday turned out to be a pretty day. Probably many pictures were taken then.
Monday, February 14, proved to be an important day. All the girls got valentines from their boyfriends and vice versa. What is this we hear about Bobby Ellinor giving little Elizabeth Weatherly a box of candy plus a very pretty valentine? Could this be true love?
Tuesday night Havana played Greensboro in Hosford. Again, they came home victorious.
David B. (Burns), what is this we hear about you going steady with a Georgia girl? If you really are, hadn't you better quit dating Yvonne (Carter)?
A large crowd went to the Baptist Sunday School party Thursday night. The ones from school were Annette (Darsey), Ray G. (Gregory), Barbara P. (Powell), Ray M. (McLellan), Frances P. (Powell), Dickie F. (Fischer), David B. (Burns), Bobby H.(Harrell), Faye A. (Allen), Mary Zell (Haskins) and Sarah Helen Bruce.
The tenth grade had a party Wednesday night. Joe P., what did you do to make E. J. mad? Looks as though you have lost all chances with her now. All because of those Quincy girls!
Don Butler, it seems that you and Dick Williams have something in common. Staying home nights, that is.
We see Jimmie (Boynton) and Joe (Cantey) together a lot lately. When you hear Joe talking about his one true love, don't think he has finally broken down and got a girl. You will know that he is talking about Jimmie. It seems that they have sworn to be true (to one another).
Guy Martin, don't you get tired of being slapped? Maybe one of these days, you will get smart.
Margaret Miller is learning to type. This is the way she spends her study halls and her only free time these days.
Gene Belser have you got a new girl? We hear that you are dating Betty Chester now. Is this true? She really is a cute girl.
Bookie (Robertson), how are you and Bobby B. (Benton?), getting along lately? Fine we hope!
Joan (Miller) , how was the tournament in Georgia Monday night? By the way you talked you really had fun there.
It is time to sign off for this week but look for this column in the next edition of the Havana Herald and we will give you the low down on Hobo Day and the Leon game.
Our spotlight has changed from the couples on the campus to personalities of interest around school. This girl is in the seventh grade but she is usually seen with some eighth grade girls. Her main features are: red hair, blue eyes, and freckles. The friendly smile with which she greets almost everyone is another of her vaulable assets. The man of her dreams at the present is Billy Edmunds. Does that give her away? If not we might say that she is ususally seen with Marjorie, Doris or Mary Ann.
The band is now planning its spring concert. The date will be March 2. There will be a free will offering taken for the purpose of raising funds to carry the band to Pensacola for the annual spring festival. The band has grown from what once was a 27 to around a 50 piece band and will need the cooperation of the town.
The program of the concert will consist of popular and concert numbers to provide entertainment for both young and old.
Don't let the band down. Attend the concert and do your best to cooperate with them.
The Bears Growl
The Havana Bears, after meeting the Lions in Tallahassee Saturday, can continue to say, "we haven't lost a game so far." The Lions went down to a bitter 25-20 defeat before practically 500 shrieking fans in the Lion gym Saturday night.
This closes the Bears season with 15 wins against no losses in regular season competition.
For three and one half quarters, the tilt was all Havana, as the rangy Bears of coach Strange's out wrested the Lions off both boards and hit steadily from deep. For the other half of the fourth quarter, the two squads traded baskets until the whistle.
The Bears jumped to a 5-0 lead before the Lions got any frame for the basket.
Continuing during the second quarter, the Bears held a 19-10 bulge at the half.
The Lions began freezing tactics midway of the second quarter while trailing nine points and continued their ball hogging until the game had but four minutes to go. We were confident that the Lions were trying to confuse the Bears when they started their freezing tactics during the second quarter. It proved that it did keep our score from continuing as fast as we were hoping for. The Bears wanted to play "ball" and not stand on a "wishing line."
At the four mintue period, the Bears were leading 21-12, when the Lions began moving at that point, with two field goals, to pull within five points at the automatic three minute time out.
Miller (Dan), Burns (David) and Gray (Howard) paced the Bears with most of the points. Williams (Dick) and Fischer (Dick) were the main men on the receiving of the rebounds.
It seems as if the Bear "B" squad can't get going. They lost by a score of 39-11.
The Bears will play their first game in the Chipola Tournament with the winner of the Grand Ridge and Kinard game. We will play the team Friday afternoon in Sneads at 5:45.
34 of us got seals in Bible. Victor Butler is out of school with a bad cold.
We enjoyed a picture show about Mexican children last Wednesday. We have a new boy, Robert Quinsey
from Concord. We decided on 10 ways to make our room better.
Third Grade, Gayle M., Buck Colvin, Jeannette Peavy
We are enjoying our orange juice. We have been working on spelling books. We are working on art books this week. We have finished "Through the Green Gate" and are ready to start in "If I Were Going". We have been writing in our spelling books this week. We put words on the front of it from our spelling book.
Fourth Grade, Pat Staggers
We miss Miss Jimmie a lot, and hope she comes back. Mrs. Burns has been teaching us. Laura Ann May is absent. A lot of the ones who were absent was becasue of measles, and some the fair. The girls and boys have a chasing game started, Elizabeth Weatherly, Iragene (Harrell), Johnnie Lou, Pat (Staggers), are the head leader's of girls. Richard Gandy, Bobby Elllinor are captains of the boys.
We have anew boy in our room. His name is Gary Jones. The class had a science test Thursday. We are glad to have Gary, Sara Nell, Patsy, Bobby, Roy and Bobby Arrington back at school.
Seventh Grade, Nellie Mae Ferrell
We have a new boy. His name is Joel Lowery. He came from Niceville, Florida.
Some of us are having our home room in the 12th grade because the children in the lower classes are using our class. We had a class party last Friday. The girls brought the lunch and the boys built a bonfire. All of us went to the show afterwards.
The eighth grade girls have been enjoying their visit with the twelfth grade and the boys with the tenth. As you probably know, they have been taken out of their room for the last few weeks because the dentist moved into one of the classrooms, temporarily. It will not be long before they will be moving back to their home room again, now.
Some members from the tenth grade had a weiner roast Wednesday night. It was a big success. Joe Peavy got caught chewing gum and will have to clean up a whole row of desks. I wonder who will be next.
The Junior Class has made plans for arranging for the Jr. class and Sr. trip which will take place in the latter part of April.
Always excuses for something, but now we are just having 4 days of school this week so some of us did not have much news. We are looking forward to that trip the Jrs. have planned for us. I know we will enjoy every minute of it.
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