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.
|New County League Softball Champions
The Havana Bearcats took time out to pose for the above picture before going on to win the county softball league championship Tuesday night in the last game of a five game series with Greensboro.
Front row, left to right are: Charles Stallings, Sylvester Yawn, O. E. Yearty, Max Walker, manager, Emory Atkinson, Corry Johnson, and Bill Miller.
Back row: Howard Gray, Dick Williams, Don Williams, David Burns, Bob Benton,
and pitchers Alex McMillan and Garrett Brooks. Bat boys are Richard Gandy and
|The Office Cat
It's funny the way things work out. For instance, this was the week I was supposed to have a vacation, and you faithful readers know how I've looked forward to a trip to Capri Sorrento, the Riviera, or some such romantic place this summer. At the top of this column you can see how far along my preparations for the trip went. I spent two days packing a truckload of my swankiest clothes and was getting all slicked up to leave (see cut above) when I realized that I was too tired from packing to take a trip, and besides I had spent all my money for clothes to take along.
So I decided to vacation at home. First of all, I put up a hammock in the shadiest spot I could find and climbed into it. The paper in the picture is supposed to be the Havana Herald, but it was really a two week's old copy of the Police Gazette I was using to keep the sun out of my eyes.
On Labor Day, I divided the honors with Hobson Alewine in the golf tournament, at Crescent Lake Country Club at Attapulgus. Hobson, Fred Arrington, Alvin Stephens, and the boss (all of whom played in the tournament) may be pretty good golfers, but it was your favorite cat that had all the champions worried. They gave me a trophy too. I was the only player there who scored par for the whole course before I had completed the first three holes.
I wanted to go to the beach for a part of my vacation, but I found that after a little practice I could get just as cool and not nearly so sunburned by turning the hose on myself while watering the lawn.
Naturally, my vacation wouldn't have been complete without seeing that thrilling final game of the Bearcats-Greensboro fight to the finish playoff Tuesday night. I kept pleading with Max Walker, as the game grew longer and more tense, to let me go in and wind up for the Bearcats. "Just put me in, Coach", I kept saying, "and I'll get up to the plate, hit the ball like this, and that will put the game on ice for the Bearcats." I was using the lingo of the sports world so he'd know I wasn't bluffing. BUT, he wouldn't let me play, so they had to wait until the tenth inning before Dan Miller put a stop to things.
Yes, it certainly is nice to have a vacation. One of the things I enjoyed most about mine was strolling in a carefree manner along a flower lined path in the sunshine on Thursday morning, just as if I never heard of a deadline, a headline or a pi-line. It's amazing how natural loafing comes to THE OFFICE CAT.
|Kiwanis Hear Charles Lester On FFA Program
Tuesday's regular Kiwanis program was turned over to the Future Farmers of America organization and featured Charles Lester, secretary-treasurer, of the local chapter of the national farm group.
Lester gave an outstanding talk with the poise of a veteran speaker, which held the attention of all Kiwanians and guests who attended. Embodied in Charles' talk was a brief explanation of the objects of the FFA, the significance of their emblem and the work carried on by the local group, as well as national projects.
Benny McFarland, program committee chairman, introduced Desmond Bishop, vocational agricultural teacher in the Quincy high schol, following Lester's talk, who in turn introduced four FFA boys, George Johnson, Tommy Betts, Jack Peacock and Wesley Goodson who performed together in a string quartet. They proved to be very adept at "hillbilly" music, using two guitars, a miniature trombone and a jug. Measured by the applause, the musical program was a hugh success.
The program committee announced that next week's program would feature past District Governor, G. Harold Martin, who will address the club on Key club night, on the subject of "Sports". All members of the Key Club have been invited to attend and be guests of the club.
A delicious supper, "southern sytle" was served by the ladies of the Havana Garden Club, consisiting of baked Virginia ham, candied sweet pototes, turnip greens and corn muffins with lemon meringue pie as dessert.
Cub Scout activites will be resumed here at a reorganization meeting to be held Sept. 26th, Cubmaster Duncan Lester announced this week. The time and place will be published in next weeks Herald.
Cub Scouts this year will include boys from the ages of eight to eleven and all in Havana of that age are invited to come to the meeting with their parents. See next week's paper for further details.
|Don Butler Elected Editor of School News For Coming Year
Don Butler will begin his new duties next week as editor in chief of the school news, which will be published again this year in the Havana Herald. He was named to the post last week by members of the Senior class. Ray Gregory was elected by his classmates to serve as assistant editor.
This year the selection of two complete news staffs was made possible by the large number of students in the senior class. Each staff consist of 13 members who will alternate in writing the news each week.
The staffs are as follows: editor in chief, Don Butler; assistant editor, Ray Gregory; sports editor, Howard Gray; assistant sports editor, Dick Williams; school editor, Francis Hough; assistant school editor, Carl Jarrard; society editor, Jeannette Joiner; assistant society editor, Pat Gray; reporters, Guy Martin, Earl Moore, assistant reporters, Billy Cowart, Alex McMillan; business and circulation manager, Henry Atkinson; proof readers, Ray McClellan, Martha Sanders; assistant proof readers, Winston Sapp, Hunter McCullough; typists, Frances Pierce, Quinton Whittle, Betty Harvell; assistant typists, Betty Kelly, Elizabeth Miller, Gene Belser.
The new officers plan many changes and improvements this year. They hope for increased coverage of school activities and improvement of the feature section as to variety and interest. Another change of benefit to the reportorial and editorial staffs is the addition of regular typists and proofreaders.
In an effort to make the news page a school wide project, instead of merely a senior paper, the class is seeking suggestions from students about the operation of the paper.
An all out effort is being made this year to have a good paper. In the words of Editor in Chief, Don Butler; "We are trying this year to have one of the best papers Havana High School has ever had. We hope that the students will help us because it's really everybody's paper, not just the seniors paper. We are optimistic about having a large enough class to allow two staffs. The alternating of the work between the two staffs will releive the monotony of the same people doing the same work each week.
|Troop 211 To Hold First Court Of Honor
Plans were completed at the last regular scout meeting last Thursday for a special Court of Honor to be held Friday, Sept. 16, at the scout headquarters in the VFW home.
The ceremony, which is the first conducted by the local troop in several years, will start at 8:00 p. m., and all of the parents of the boys participating as well as those who have boys of scouting age are invited to come.
The open ceremony will feature a candle light service, as well as rank advancements awards of the boys received during the past summer here and at camp. Quincy troop members due honors and advancement have been invited to attend. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.
Tonight the boys ready for advancement will have an opportunity to appear before the monthly board of review prior to their attending the Court of Honor a week from Friday.
All boys who have reached the age of eleven are eligible to join the Boy Scouts and are urged to attend tonight's meeting so that their applications can be cleared by the following week and they may participate in and be recognized at the Court of Honor the following week.
At last week's meeting, the boys voted to make Friday night their regular meeting night starting on the 16th of September.
|Funds Needed By Local Scout Troop
The annual Boy Scout drive for funds is underway. Many local firms and merchants and individuals have already contributed most generously to this worthy "home" cause according to H. C. Bert, Sr., who heads the drive here.
However, the fund committee is still short of their goal for the year and any contributions by those interested in the welfare of the local troop, no mattter how small, will be greatly appreciated.
Check or money orders should be made out to "the Boy Scouts of America" and may be mailed to H. C. Bert, Sr., or Jack E. Dudley, Havana, Florida. The funds raised in the annual drive are used to cover expenses of Havana's Troop 211 in the Suwannee River Area Council as well as expenses incurred by the troop in its own operation.
|Dees-Jefferson Purchased by T. E. Jefferson
Announcement is made this week of the purchase of T. E. Jefferson of the Dees-Jefferson Furniture Co., in Havana. The transaction was completed last Wednesday.
The Havana store will be known as the Jefferson Furniture Co., with Mr. Jefferson as owner and operator.
Mr. Jefferson came to Havana four years ago from Sylacauga, Ala., and became associated with Mr. J. N. Dees in the furniture and appliance business here and in Quincy. Since that time a steady and reliable business has been developed at the local store on the corner of 1st street west and 7th avenue.
This week, in announcing the purchase of the store, Mr. Jefferson said that it was because of his confidence in the people of the vicinity and in the growth of Havana that he feels the success of the business is assured.
"I hope to continue to serve the people of this area with the very best of quality merchandise." Mr. Jefferson stated, "and am always pleased to show our nationally advertised products such as Frigidaire, Simmons mattresses, Florence stoves and heaters and many other fine lines of furniture and appliances."
Associated with the new owner in the store are Mrs. J. J. McLellan as bookkeeper, Haywood Johnson as salesman and collector and Hubert Davis, porter.
|Havana Wins County League Championship|
Williams' Homer In Tenth Is Margin of Bearcats 2-1 Victory
Havana's Bearcats lived up to the ferocity of their name and came from behind Tuesday night to upset a heavily favored Greensboro team in the final game of their five game county league softball playoff.
Before one of the largest, and decidely partisan, crowds to witness a softball contest, the Havana club, under they playing managership of Max Walker, forced the game into extra innings and won 2-1. Don Williams home run beyond the scoreboard in center field in the last of the tenth, iced the game for the home team after they had played air tight ball from the opening frame.
Greensboro took the opening game in the series 4-0, with Havana evening it at one all after both teams were rained out the previous night with a 10-4 victory in Greensboro. Last Friday, the Greenies jumped into the lead with an 11-1 shellacking of the Bearcats on their home field and needed only one more to win.
Havana hung grimly on and edged the Greensboro boys on their home field 4-3 Labor Day night to even the series at two all. The fifth and final game went to the Bearcats after a ten inning pitcher's duel between Bernard Clark, number one hurler for Greensboro, and McMillan, who started for Havana, and Brooks, who relieved him in the sixth, getting credit for the win.
It was lefty Brooks' third win of the series. Clark chalked up two fro Greensboro on the Havana field, but Williams' mighty smash to the bushes in center field, erased any chances he might have had for his third victory. The Cats gathered only six hits off Clark in the final game, and Greensboro nailed the combined offerings of McMillan and Brooks for seven, six of them off McMillan.
Williams lead his teammates at the plate with a double which drove in Gray who had doubled ahead of him in the seventh and his winning home run in the 10th. (continued on page eight and it's missing).
|(Dudley's Editorial) Congratulations
Congratulations to our championship softball teams!! We are proud of the splendid records compiled this year by the Rappers and the Bearcats.
The Rappers, under the able managership of Gus Bert, won the Tri-City league championship, won the District One championship, and went on to play up to the semi finals of the state tournament before they were finally eliminated by last year's state champs.
The Bearcats, managed by Max Walker, came from behind to win the county championship in the fifth game of their playoff with Greensboro last Tuesday. Both teams are to be heartily congratulated not only on their winning records, but the fine sportsmanship they displayed in all of their games.
By Jeannette Joiner
Mr. and Mrs. Millard F. (and Jean) Vickers and Mrs. Maggie Vickers, of Gainesville, visited relatives here last weekend. They were enroute to Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. (John Henry and Holland) Perritt, of Jacksonville, spent the Labor Day weekend with his mother, Mrs. Laura Perritt and other relatives here.
Mr. B. H. Vickers visited in Gainesville a few days this week.
Mrs. Sue Butler Honored
Mrs. Sue Butler was honored with a surprise birthday dinner Tuesday night at her home. "Aunt Sue' as she is called by her many friends, received many nice and useful gifts. About twenty nine person were present.
|Bridge Party Fetes Visior At Home of Mrs. A. M. Butler
The home of Mrs. A. M. (Kathleen) Butler was the scene last Friday afternoon of a delightful bridge party feting Mrs. Butler's niece, Mrs. Julian Gibson of Madison, who was her houseguest last week.
Yellow dahlias in lovely arrangements were used throughout the party rooms.
Four tables of players enjoyed several progressions of bridge, at the close of which prizes were awarded. Mrs. Ed Bell was winner of high score, a milk glass candy jar, and Mrs. Warren Lester won cut prize, which was a crystal mint dish. The honoree was presented with an attractive gift from the hostess as a souvenir of the party.
Mrs. Butler served punch and a salad course of fruit which carried out the yellow color scheme of the party.
The guest list included the Mesdames Kelly Goodman, R. C. Lambert, Warren (Helen) Lester, Cecil (Frances) Butler, Alvin (Virginia) Stephens, Davis (Jo) Smith, Ed (Ruby Lee) Bell, Oliver (Roseline) Hunt, C. W. (Ruth) Tullos, King (Dorothy) Gregory, W. L. (Sandy) Williams, Jr., Fred (Anne) Arrington, Lloyd Greer, Fred (Betty Lou) Shelfer, and Harold R. (Doris) Bert.
|Birthday Party Given For Patsy Fischer
Patsy Fischer celebrated her eleventh birthday last Saturday afternoon with a theatre party given by her mother, Mrs. J. G. (Grace) Fischer.
The guests were invited before the movie to the Fischer home, where Mrs. Fischer served fruit punch.
After attending the show, the group returned to the home for refreshements of birthday cake and ice cream. Patsy's cake featured a merry go round motif.
Mrs. Fischer was assisted in serving by her mother, Mrs. D. M. (Tommye) Shelfer, and Mrs. W. D. (Edith) Lester.
Patsy received a number of attractive gifts from her friends.
Guests at the party included Betty Shelfer, Helen Woodbery, Miriam Cowart, Sylvia Sapp, Dorothy Coper, Carol Jean Graham, Mary Edith Lester, Pat Davis, Patsy McCall, Iragene Harrell and Tommy and Johnny Fischer.
|Supper Party Given For Lloyd Greers by Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith entertained last Thursday night with a spaghetti supper honoring Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Greer, who will leave soon to make their home in Valdosta, Ga.
Supper was served buffet style outdoors at the Smith home, and the guests enjoyed playing bridge later in the evening.
Individual high score prizes were awarded to Mrs. Cecil Butler and Warren Lestre at the conclusion of the games.
Present with the host and hostess and the guests of honor were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lester, Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Bert and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens.
|Womans Club Begins Fall Work With A Splendid Program
The Havana Womans Club began it's fall work with an interesting program and business session last Tuesday afternoon at the city hall.
Mrs. E. J. (Eulalia) Stephens, the new president, presided at an enthusiastic business meeting at which time reports were given by the committee chairmen and yearly projects discussed. The club voted to pay for the feeding of one child at the school lunchroom during the coming year. Beautification of the community as a project was heartily endorsed by club members as well as the lighted Christmas Tree Trail, which will be sponsored again this year by the club. Mrs. J. W. Sapp, Project Chairman, announced that the Year Books would be ready for the October meeting.
Mrs. Carl (Rosalie) Moreland, chairman of the Beautification Committee, had charge of the program on "Better Living Through the Beautiful", Rev. J. L. Hunter gave an inspiring devotional, "Beauty In Worship," stressing the beauty of the spirit as shown through quotations from the Bible and other sources.
The selection "Trees" was beautifully sung by Mrs. Paul Thompson, accompanied by Mrs. H. C. (Jean) Bert.
Mrs. Sam Lester presented interesting comments and suggestions on beautifying Havana and the approaching highways.
The afternoon's meeting was concluded with a social hour at which the hostesses, Mrs. O. M. (Elma) Tillis, Mrs. T. W. Whipple and Mrs. Eugene Thompson served sandwiches, cookies and punch.
Visitors at the meeting included Mrs. E. A. Shelfer, Mrs. Paul (Caroline) Thompson, Mrs. Sam (Mary) Lester, Mrs. Carl Mahaffey and Mr. Hunter.
Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Pearce renewed her membership in the club and Mrs. W. A. Robinson was welcomed as an honorary member.
|John Woodbery Has Picture Show Party
John Woodbery observed his ninth birthday with a picture show party given by his mother, Mrs. W. P. (Mae) Woodbery, Wednesday afternoon of last week.
About ten of John's little friends were invited. The group attended the matinee at the local theater, and later enjoyed refreshments of birthday cake and ice cream at the drug store.
Favors of mulit colored balloons were given to the guests. John received many birthday remembrances from his friends.
|Mr. and Mrs. Greer Honored by Club
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Greer, who are moving soon to Valdosta, Ga., were honored last Friday evening by the Low Score Bridge club with a dinner party at the Silver Slipper in Tallahassee.
The honor guests was presented with a piece of silver as a remembrance of the occasion.
Those enjoying the party in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Greer were Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Bert, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Tullos, Mr. and Mrs. King Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shelfer, and Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith.
|Presbyterian Women Meet At Butler Home
Mrs. C. B. Butler and Mrs. D. A. Butler were hostesses at their home Monday afternoon to the Presbyterian Women of the Church. Eleven members were present.
The program ws dircted by Mrs. E. F. Quarterman, who presented a Bible study entitled "The Physically and Spiritually Blind." Mrs. John Dolan gave the devotional, "The Faith We Live by In Our Church." An interesting article from the Presbyterian Survey was given by Mrs. Inez Eubanks, and the meeting closed with prayer by Mrs. E. A. Shelfer.
Fred Arrington and Jack Dudley attended the Reserve Officers meeting in Tallahassee Tuesday night.
Guests this week of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thompson and Mrs. and Mrs. T. E. Jefferson are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jefferson and daughter, Donna Jean, of Southgate, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cost of Lawley, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Peabody, of Tallahassee, are enjoying a trip to D.C., this week. They will return home this week-end.
Among those from Havana who attended the dedication ceremonies of the new Wakulla County courthouse at Crawfordville, Monday, were Mr. and Mrs. Raney Whaley, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McCall and family, O. M. Tillis, H. I. (Hunter) Johnson, W. B. (Beverly) Haskins, J. N. Dykes, H. L. Chapman and W. C. Lambert, Sr.
Mrs. Pauline Bailey and children, Patsy and Gail, and Miss Carolyn Bunn, all of Columbus, Ga., spent last week here as guests of Mrs. Bailey's brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stephens, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Carter and children, Yvonne and Winston, were visitors in Panama City last week-end. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carter while there. The family returned home by way of White Springs, and were accompanied by little Julia Ann Carter, who will spend a few days here.
Bill Shelfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shelfer, left this week to begin fall term at Sewannee Military Academy, at Sewannee, Tenn. His brother, Lewis Shelfer, Jr., will leave for the Academy, September 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey (and Kathleen) Butler entertained at their home Sunday with a family dinner and reunion of the Patterson family. About 28 members of the family were present for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Darsey, of Macon, Ga., spent last week-end here with Mrs. Darsey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Womack. Beverly Darsey, who has spent the summer here with her grandparents, returned to Macon with them, and Mr. and Mrs. Womack also accompanied them home for a visit.
Joe Cantey, Dan Miller and Bobby Harrell will leave Sunday for Gainesville, where they will enter the University of Florida as freshmen.
Misses Montez and Mary Zell Haskins will leave tomorrow for LaGrange College at LaGrange, Ga., where they will be students this year. Mary Zell will enter as a freshman, and Montez is beginning her junior year.
Mrs. Ruth Staggers and Miss Anita Tullos spent last Sunday at the beach near Panama City.
Miss Annette Darsey is leaving Sunday for Forsyth, Ga., where she will begin her freshman year at Bessie Tift College.
Mr. Mrs. Angus N. Freeman announce the birth of a daughter, August 31, at Gadsden County hospital.
Mrs. Winnie Telford and her mother, Mrs. O. B. Harrison, spent last week end with relatives in Camilla, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. John Keith and children, Joel and Dianne, enjoyed a trip to Port St. Joe, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dolan and sons, Jimmy and Hal, visited friends in Cairo, Ga., last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Smith and daughters, Pessie and Donna, of Orlando, visited in Hinson with Mr. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith, last Sunday and Monday.
Roy Lewis has returned from a holiday trip to Chattanooga, Tenn. He visited in Montgomery, Ala., en route and returned home by way of DeFuniak Springs, where he was the guest of Harold Spence.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stephens and son, Craig, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Jacksonville, where Craig underwent a medical examination.
Mrs. I. D. Dykes and son, Osgood, of Miami, were guests last Thursday of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith at their home in Hinson.
Monroe and Billy Johnson, who have been visiting here for several months with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Freeman, returned this week to their home at Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. Freeman accompanied them and will remain for a week's visit.
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ellinor, of Tallahassee, announce the birth of a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, on August 30. The baby weighed six pounds and 11 1/2 ounces.
|Havana Super Market Has New Manager
Mr. Marvin Johnson is the new manager of the Havana Super Market. He comes to Havana from Thomasville, Ga., where he was associated with a grocery concern. He assumed his duties at the Havana store last month.
Mr. Johnson is not new to his community as he lived here many years ago and attended the local high school. His father is a resident of the Jamieson community.
Since Mr. Johnson has taken over the managership of the Super Market, several pieces of equipment have been added. A large meat cooler is a new addition as well as a refrigerated fish and poultry case. The meat case has been enlarged also.
Mr. Johnson, his wife and two daughters, Linda and Majorie, are planning to make their home in Havana as soon as a house is availabe.
|Novel Entertainment Enjoyed by Baptist Sunday School Classes
A novel entertainment was given last Thursday night for the Men's Bible Class by the Baptist Fidelis class as an award for winning a recent class attendance contest.
The party was a chicken supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Darsey. Several outdoor tables were arranged in the yard, and decorations of mixed garden flowers were used.
A delicious supper of fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, cake and cold drinks was served picnic style to the men's class with their wives.
After supper, Mrs. Clark Plemmons directed the evening's entertainment. Those present were divided into groups and given stunts to perform. Candy prizes rewarded those taking part.
A beauty contest between four men, who had been dressed up for the contest by four other class members, provided much amusement for the group. In the "Yes or No" contest, J. W. Chase was a prize winner.
Kindergarten Will Begin Monday
Mrs. John Keith announced this week that she will open a kindergarten for local children four and five years of age, on Monday, September 12th.
The Kindergarten will be held Monday through Fridays from 8:45 to 12:00 at the VFW home. The children will enjoy a play period for the first two hours in the morning, after which there will be stories, music and handwork instruction. Light refreshments will be served at midmorning.
Mrs. Keith has had practical experience in kindergarten work, both here and in Manhasset, Long Island. She formerly taught school in the elementary grades.
Parents interested in sending their children to kindergarten may secure further information by contacting Mrs. Keith.
|GWTW Is Feature At Havana Theater
Today and tomorrow, the feature picture at the local theater is the ever popular "Gone With The Wind". Dan Blackman, manager of the theater, said that only one picture will be shown each evening because of the 3 and one half hour run. Shows start at 8:00 o'clock on Thursday and Friday and the Friday matinee starts at 3:30.
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