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.
|Citizens Of Tomorrow
Pictured above are six more youngsters in the Herald's "Citizens of Tomorrow" feature. Top row, left to right, the children are David Powell, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Powell; Buddy Laing, also 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Laing; and Donna Greer, age 3 1/2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Greer. All are from Havana. Bottom row, left to right; Sarah Moore, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moore of Cairo, Ga.; Joseph Strickland,5 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strickland, Rt. 2, Havana; and Jimmy Maxwell, 1 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ladd Maxwell of Havana.
|The Office Cat
In view of a certain incident which took place last Tuesday night at Kiwanis meeting (on which subject I am unable to elaborate because the party involved issued dire threats if it was publicized) I am forced to the conclusion that the age of chivalry is indeed dead. When a whole roomful of ablebodied men sit by and offer no aid to a lady in distress, but there, with every word, I am jeopardizing the well being of the boss, who was threatened with extinciton should the story be made public. It's not so much that I value his safety; it's the fact that he signs the checks.
Havana's oldest store, namely, Moreland's, is undergoing a new paint job. There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to build morale. Take for example, if you will, a woman's face.
Summer's nice because people go off on vacations and write cards to the folks back home. I received TWO this week. One is from some cat in Silver Springs, Maryland, inviting me to come up and see him sometime (in true Mae West fashion, no doubt). He promises to show me the sights. The card was signed with a very handsome picture of himself, too.
The other note was from Mrs. Boss, who is vacationing in Birmingham. It reads as follows: "Heap big town, this Birmingham. Just suit your colossal (?) abilities. Wish you were here." The post script reminds me that I'm supposed to be keeping an eye on Mr. Boss for her while she's away. If there are any other wives in town who are contemplating vacations, I will gladly, for a nominal fee, undertake to keep an eye on husbands, and give an accurate account of their activities when the wives return. For another fee, I will check on wives who are vacationing and report to their husbands. For a still larger fee, I will keep my mouth shut about the whole thing.
The attention that has been focused on the activities of the Southern Klan recently caused the boss to be a little upset when he saw me wearing a badge proclaiming my membership in the KKK. He finally got close enough to read the rest of the words, however, and found that the letters stand for "Kat Kolumnists Klub." The membership is strictly exclusive, and needless to say, the president of the organization is THE OFFICE CAT.
|Rappers Win Two; Presbyterians Two in Weeks Play
[Note: This is the county softball league .]
The Rappers and the Presbyterians each won two games during the week to remain a close one, two respectively in the league standings.
Thursday in Quincy, Havana pasted the Baptists unmercifully in a 14 hit 17 run win and Monday night were hosts to the Greensboro club in a close 4-2 ball game.
The Presbyterians handed Greensboro a 10-0 defeat in Greensboro last Thursday and won from the Baptists 7-3 in Quincy Monday.
The badly battered Baptists managed to sandwich in a close win Friday night over the TEC (Talquin Electric Cooperative) club, 6-5, which summarizes the week's results.
With 33 times at bat, 14 hits and 6 walks, the Rappers won a lopsided slow game from the Baptists before a slender crowd in Quincy last week. Every man on Bert's team scored a run or two except Thompson who hit safely twice and every player except B. (Billy) Miller and (Jack) Boynton got one or more hits. Dan Miller led with an almost perfect four hits for five trips, his last a home run in the bottom of the seventh.
The Baptists collected six runs, enought to win an ordinary ball game, off three hits, a couple of Rapper errors and four free trips issued by (Harold) Bert, Jr., but that was only about one third of the runs they needed.
In a close, fast ball game here Monday that saw the Havana batters jump on Clark for an early 3-1 lead in the first inning, Bert, Jr., hurled his best game of the year so far striking out 14 Greensboro batters and just missing a no hitter by allowing one hit, a single by C. Green in the first inning.
A walk and a hit in the first gave Smith's boys one run and three passes and a wild pitch gave them their second tally in the 5th.
Butler started the three run rally in the first with one out with a single. D. Miller made the second out and then the fireworks started with singles by J. Bert, Shelfer and H. R. Bert in sucession to chase across the three runs.
The only other run for the locals came in the fifth inning on a four base knock by Dan Miller.
Clark allowed seven hits, struck out one and walked two for the Greensboro team.
Rappers Batting Averages (Unofficial)
|Rappers Lose to Tallahassee Club
[Note: This is county-league softball.]
After a bad case of stage fright and first inning jitters last night which allowed the Tallahassee Music Club to score three runs, the Rappers settled down to errorless ball, but the damage had been done, they lost 3-1.
Three passes, three errors and one hit accounted for all of the Tally club's runs in the bottom of the first.
(Harold) Bert, Jr., struck out 14 batters, issued six passes and allowed only two hits. Keaton for the Music Club fanned five, passed three and scattered four hits.
Rappers To Play All Stars
The Havana Rappers will meet the Cairo All Stars in an exhibition game here Monday, June 20, at 8:30 p. m.
|Miss Jewel Dees Is Shower Honoree
Miss Jewel Dees, bride elect was the inspiration for a miscellaneous shower Tuesday afternoon of last week in Blountstown, where she taught school for the past year.
Hostesses for the occasion were Roxanna Guilford, Miss Annie Lou Gilford, and Mrs. Max Flemming. The party was held at the home of the latter. Mixed gladioli were used as decorations in the party rooms.
Miss Dees was presented with many attractive gifts by the thiry friends who were invited. The hostesses served delightful refreshments later in the afternoon.
|Miss Ellinor Honored At Tallahassee Luncheon
A delightful luncheon was given at the Cherokee Hotel in Tallahassee last Friday for Miss Francel Ellinor, bride elect of this month. Mrs. R. W. Patterson and Mrs. Bill Searcy were hostesses for the occasion.
Daisies and chrysanthemums formed the all white centerpiece, and individual corsages marked the guests' places.
The honoree was presented with engraved silver napkin rings as a remembrance of the party.
In addition to the hostesses and Miss Ellinor, those present were Mrs. Byron (Frances) Ellinor, mother of the honoree, Miss Carol Ellinor and Miss Anita Tullos of Havana; and Mrs. C. M. McLean, Mrs. Kenneth Pichard, Mrs. Joe Campbell, Mrs. W. D. Gray, Mrs. T. M. Cumbie and Miss Idelle Murphy, all of Tallahassee.
|Hinson Demonstration Club Elects Officers
Mrs. H. N. Alewine was elected to serve as chairman of the Hinson Home Demonstration Club for the coming year at an all day meeting Monday.
The meeting, which was the final one of this club year, was held at the Lake Talquin home of Mrs. W. P. Woodbery. Nine members were present, and Mrs. G. H. Loch was welcomed as a new member of the group.
Other officers elected during the business meeting were Mrs. H. C. Gray, co-chairman; Mrs. W. V. Smith, secretary; and Mrs. J. S. Cantey, treasurer.
A delicious covered dish luncheon was served at noon. During the afternoon, the members worked on their textile stenciling projects.
The first fall meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. G. H. Loch in October.
|Bert Family Hosts At Dinner Party
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. (Harold and Jean) Bert and their daughter, Miss Virginia Bert, entertained at their home last Friday night with a dinner party honoring Miss Jewel Dees and Elbert Poppell whose marriage will take place later this month.
The dining room was centered with an arrangement of blue hydrangea in a crystal bowl. Matching candles in crystal holders completed the decorations.
The honor couple were presented with a piece of their chosen silver.
Other guests at the dinner included (Miss Dees' and Mr. Poppell's grandparents) Mr. and Mrs. M. D. (Maxie and Lois) Dees and Mr. and Mrs. B. G. (Brink and Claudia) Poppell.
|Mrs. Anne Nicholson To Attend Conference
Mrs. Anne Nicholson, grneral supervisor of Gadsden County schools, left Wednesday for Charlottesville, Va., where she will attend the Fourth South Atlantic Conference of the National Education Association.
The conference is being held at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Nicholson is to serve as resource consultant and group leader. her subject will be "Community Living," with special emphasis on health.
A highlight of the meeting will be an international dinner on Friday night.
|Bridge Luncheon Fetes Bride Elect Thursday
Miss Francel Ellinor was honored last Thursday by Mrs. King Gregory and Mrs. Marvin Miller with a bridge luncheon at the home of the latter.
The sun porch of the home was colorful with arrangements of yellow blossoms. Red roses were used in the other party rooms.
Four tables of players were invited for bridge at eleven o'clock. At the conclusion of the games, the following prizes were awarded; high score, Mrs. L. W. Powell; second high score, Mrs. H. N. Alewine; cut prize, Mrs. H. C. Bert; low score, Mrs. Paul Thompson.
An attractive luncheon plate was served by the hostesses, with Misses Margaret Miller and Carol Ellinor assisting. The honoree received a bride's book as a gift from the hostesses.
The guest list included Mrs. Arthur Gomila, of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. E. H. Routon and Mrs. James Johnson of Quincy, and Mrs. L. W. Powell, Mrs. H. N. Alewine, Mrs. H. C. Bert, Mrs. Paul Thompson, Mrs. J. C. Morgan, Jr., Mrs. George Morgan, Mrs. J. G. Fischer, Mrs. J. O. Boynton, Mrs. J. W. Sapp, Mrs. A. M. Butler, Mrs. H. W. Slappey, and Mrs. Byron Ellinor, mother of the honoree.
|Miss Hooks Hostess At Weiner Roast
Miss Doris Hooks entertained a group of friends recently with a wiener roast at her home.
Guests enjoyed roasting wieners over an open fire outdoors at the Hooks home. In addition to hot dogs, slaw, potato chips, cookies and cold drinks were served.
Those enjoying the party with Doris were Mary Lou Gandy, Mary Ann Butler, Gail Cooper, Julie Griner, Marjorie Moreland, Mary Ellen Bruce, Patsy Lambert, Audrey Ann Blackmon, Billy Edmunds, Bernard Blackwood, Gene Belser, Charles Lester, Fred Allen, Kenneth Fleming, Sheldon Loch, Charles Leonard and Jimmy Dolan.
|Brotherhood Holds Last Meeting Until Fall
The Methodist Men's Brotherhood met at Salem church Monday evening in the last meeting before the organization adjourns for the summer months.
Dr. Deane Johnson, of the Department of Social Work at Florida State University, was the guest speaker at the meeting. His subject was "Does The Church Have A Place In The Modern World?" The eighteen members who were present enjoyed Dr. Johnson's inspiring talk.
President Davis Smith announced at the business meeting that the group will not meet again until October. A delicious supper was served by the Woman's Society of Christian Service.
|[Individual personal mentions not part of any article]
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Peavy announce the birth of a son on June 9 at Gadsden County Hospital. The baby weighed seven pounds and fourteen ounces and has been named Michael Rex.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robinson spent several days this week in Lakeland, where they attended a meeting of the board of directors of the Florida Baptist Children's Home.
|James M. Durham Taken By Death
James M. Durham, 67, died June 8, at the family home on West Jefferson street. He was a native of South Carolina.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the graveside with the Rev. E. F. Quarterman conducting. Butler Morgan Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lummie Durham and three son, Fred, Terry, and Howard Durham, all of Quincy.
|Car-Bus Crash Kills One, Injuries Three Near Here
One man was killed and several injured in a car-bus crash which demolished the automobile and overturned the bus, seven miles South of Havana on highway 27, last Sunday afternoon about four o'clock. The accident occurred at the Leon end of the Ochlockonee bridge and drew an estimated crowd of 2500 Sunday drivers and sightseers, according to the highway patrolemen who investigated the crash.
Henry Cogman, negro of Havana, and driver of the car, a new Mercury, died early Monday morning in Campbell's Hospital in Tallahassee from injuries received in the wreck. He never regained consciousness following the accident, hospital authorities said.
Three white person, passengers on the bus, received injuries in the crash. Two of the injured white passengers were taken to Tallahassee hospital.
They were Mrs. Ella Jane Friddle of Richmond, Va., and George Harrley, state motor vehicle commission worker of Tallahassee. Both have been released.
A third passenger, Miss Ida Dollar of Quincy, was under observation in Gadsden hospital, for injuries which hospital authorities described today as "not too serious."
Car Hits Bridge
Cpl. Tom Aaron, highway patrolman who handled the investigation, said witnesses gave this version of the crash.
Cogman, traveling west toward Havana, apparently lost control of the automobile as he came over a small hill leading toward the Ochlockonee river bridge.
The auto careened off several guard rail posts and struck the bridge buttress, then spun around and went squarely into the path of the eastbound bus.
Aaron said the impact tossed the auto back off the bridge buttress, then spun around and went squarely into the path of the eastbound bus.
Aaron said the impact tossed the auto back off the bridge and folded the right front fender and bumper of the big bus unto the wheel, causing Driver James E. Chapman, of Tallahassee, to lose control.
Bus Skids Over
The bus skidded off the highway and overturned on a bank on the lefthand side with the front up toward the top of the bank.
The bus was bound from Birmingham and Montgomery, Ala., and was traveling about 55 miles per hour, Chapman said.
The auto was owned by Bob Ellinor of Havana, Ford Tractor dealer here. Cogman was the only occupant at the time of the crash.
damage to the bus was estimated between four and five thousand dollars according to officials of the company.
|Negro Charged With Second Degree Murder
Horace Diggs, Greensboro negro, was charged before a coroners jury Monday with second degree murder and the case bound over for the next term of Circuit Court. His bond was set at $2500.
Witnesses testified that Diggs struck Fannie Madry, a negro woman, in the head and the side knocking her down. She never regained consciousness after the blows.
The altercation between the two occurred about 10:30 P. M. last Saturday at Madry's home about one and a half miles out of Greensboro on the Chattahoochee road. According to witnesses this was not the first time Diggs had beaten the woman.
Held For Circuit Court
Two Quincy negros were bound over to Circuit Court last Monday, one J. D. Mosely was charged with forgery and the other, Otho Brown with the theft of an automobile.
Mosely was also tried on a drunkeness charge before County Judge Frank Thrower and sentenced to 60 days on the gang.
Brown who was out on $750 bond nad had been previously charged with forgery will be tried on both counts before the next Circuit Court.
|Southern Klan Parade Passes Through Havana Late Saturday Night
A sixty nine car procession of Southern Klansmen, costumed but without masks, passed through Havana last Saturday night shortly before 11 o'clock, enroute from Quincy to Tallahassee.
The parade of some 200 to 250 persons followed a fish fry and initiation of new members held near Greensboro earlier in the evening, according to Bill Hendrix, of Tallahassee, agent of the organization.
The caravan of cars passing through the streets in an orderly fashion, attracted little attention here. Reports from Tallahassee indicated that a similar lack of concern was shown there, both by the few spectators who witnessed the parade and by the Klansmen themselves. None of the latter were masked, and only a few wore dark glasses or made attempts to hide their faces, witnesses said.
Tallahassee police furnished an escort through the city for the caravan, which was led by a vehicle bearing a lighted cross.
Box score on the cars by counties gave Florida 48, Georgia 19 and Alabama 2. Gadsden county led with 21, Leon had 14, Walulla 3, Duval 2, Dade county 1, and six from scattered counties.
The parade passed on through Tallahassee to the south and presumably broke up or wound back to the recently built headquarters some 15 miles west of Tallahassee.
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