These articles are provided courtesy of The Gadsden County Times newspaper, Quincy. www.gadcotimes.com
Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Eunice Herren. Where the full names of people are known,
they have been added in parentheses by Angela Cassidy.
|Copy of "Stars and Stripes" Received From France
L. W. Cooper has received a copy of "The Star and Stripes," the official organ of the American Expeditonary Forces, from his son, Charles W., who is in France. Young Cooper is a member of the American bridge and railway engineers to whom chance brought the first opportunity to pitch in and help the British resist the first onslaughter of the great drive in Picardy.
The soldier's newspaper is a seven column, eight page journal and gives much interesting news of the activities of the men in France.
Mr. Cooper also received a letter from his son advising that he was in a hospital, but no particulars were given. It is not known whether he was wounded or whether he was ill.
|Dr. McEuen Has Been Commissioned A Captain
Dr. H. B. McEuen, who entered the Medical Reserve Corps of the army last summer, has been commissioned a captain. Since January 15 he has been acting as assistant instructor at Camp Greenleaf school of roentgenology, which in plain English means he is instructing in X-ray work.
In a letter to the Times Captain McEuen says: "I have just received copy of the "Times" of the May 9 issue and I must say that I am extremely glad to learn that Gadsden county has oversubscribed her Liberty Loan quota. I am sure this will make all of the boys proud of their home--that the home folks are backing them up."
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green and son Floyd, returned Monday, after a delightful trip to Camp Jackson, S. C., where Carl Green is stationed.
E. M. Knight, who left our school in February to join the Navy, was here a few days this week the guest of Tommie Green. Quite a number of his friends attended a party at Hotel Essie Monday evening, given in his honor.
S. W. Anderson and his enthusiastic helpers have been quite busy all this week in the Red Cross work.
This community was saddened Sunday evening when news reached town of the sudden death of Mr. John Tolar. He was a man whom everyone loved and respected, and he will be missed by a host of admiring friends. The funeral was held Monday morning at the Flat Creek Church, of which the deceased was a faithful member, and then the remains were laid to rest near loved ones who had preceded him. The deepest sympathy is extended to the devoted wife and other loved ones.
Corporal Jas. W. Ogilive, a son of Mrs. J. H. Tolar, arrived Monday evening from Greenville, S. C., but was too late to attend the funeral. He was just recently transferred from Fort McPherson, Ga.
Miss Overstreet and Mr. Maxwell of Calvary, Ga., were guests at the Davis home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Hopkins are rejoicing over the arrival of twins at their home on Thursday, May 16.
Frank and Elton Dezell went to Bainbridge Sunday.
Mrs. Paul Fletcher has as her guests her mother, Mrs. Morgan, and sister, Mrs. Blackburn, of Savannah.
Eddie Fletcher has arrived from Atlanta, where he is taking a course in dentistry.
Rev. H. S. Howard was a Sunday visitor here.
Rev. A. E. Emfinger and family moved into the pastorium last week and on Saturday night they were given a "pounding" by their friends.
Miss Farris Davis came out from Quincy Sunday afternoon and was sick for a few days.
|Old Mt. Pleasant
Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Fischer were with us again last Sunday. Brother Fischer has been ver patriotic since the beginning of the war, and now he says he feels that he is needed in the work, and expects to join the Y. M. C. A. as chaplain, sometime this summer. The neighborhood extends best wishes for success.
E. O. McKeown and a party of relatives spent last Sunday in Providence.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shepard and Mrs. Powell, of River Junction, were out at church Sunday.
Miss Rossie Atwater, who has been teaching in Havana, has returned home.
Ira Hemanus and sisters were visitors at the home of Jess Sunday this week.
Miss Lilla Freeman of Faceville visited the Misses Sunday last Sunday.
A party consisting of J. M. Morgan and son and Joel Rice and son motored to Quincy to the patriotic meeting and sing on Sunday afternoon. We are glad to hear of this meeting; every little bit is a help, and all should be willing to do their bit.
|Local and Personal (written from a Quincy perspective)
Mrs. H. W. Jones has returned from a trip to Atlanta.
If you have a cross to bear now let it be the Red Cross.
Mrs. P. S. Bowen of Jacksonville is visiting her parents in Havana.
Miss Helen Bryan spent the week end with relatives in Greensboro.
The tenth grade high school students had a picnic out at Lillian Springs Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Lyle had as her week-end guests her nieces Miss Sara Lyle and Miss Lillian Carrol of Live Oak.
Mrs. Meade Love and children left Monday to spend a few days at Panacea Springs.
For Sale: One Saxon Roadster, in good condition. Apply H. W. Jones, Quincy, Fla. adv
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Trump motored to Valdosta yesterday, where they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Strickland until Sunday afternoon.
Miss Margaret Folsom, who is attending the Woman's College at Tallahassee, will leave the latter part of the month for Blue Ridge, N. C., where she will attend the Y. W. C. A. conferences.
The pupils of the seventh grade in charge of Miss Annie Bell Lyle had their annual class picnic Monday afternoon at Lillian Springs. Miss Lyle's visiting nieces were guests of the occasion and a bountiful luncheon and water sports were enjoyed.
Of the twenty one white men who were sent to Camp Jackson April 26, four of the number have returned home, having been rejected by the army medical examiner. They are James R. Smith, Wm. C. Wiggins, Fred A. Green and Thos. B. Harley.
The benefit given by the Empire Theatre last night for the Red Cross war fund was well attended. A total of $53 was taken in and after deducting expenses of the theatre for the day, the Red Cross rececived about thirty one dollars.
Among those attending the May Festival in Tallahassee Monday afternoon and evening were Mr. and Mrs. Y. L. Watson and children, Misses Alice Corry and Bixie Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moseley, Miss Underwood and Mrs. W. A. McDearmid.
The Quincy delegation from the Quincy Club visiting River Junction on Friday afternoon was composed of Miss Rebecca White and Mesdames Y. L. Watson, M. A. Love, F. P. May, R. F. Godard, W. H. Mosely, E. C. Behrens, W. S. Crofton and H. J. Davis.
No more enjoyable picnic has been given this season than that given to their Sunday School classes on Saturday morning at Lillian Springs by Mrs. L. M. Lindsey and Miss Alice Corry. Playing in the woods, swimming, and eating ice cream cones and sandwiches was the delight of the little ones present.
Robert Slappey who left about a month ago to join the army writes from Camp Johnson that he is getting along fine and says that he finds camp life much more pleasant than he thought he would. Before leaving here the young man said to a friend "I am going to make good," and he is proving that he meant what he said. He is in charge of the mails for his company, consisting of 450 men. The young man is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Slappey and is regarded as one of Quincy's best young men. Before entering the army he was in the employ of the Southern Express Company.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cantey left yesterday for Georgia to attend the marriage of Mr. Cantey's niece, Miss Kate Cantey, to Mr. Gainey of Bainbridge.
Mrs. N. H. Carmine has returned to her home in this city after a pleasant visit in Live Oak, guest of her daughter, Mrs. John Harrell and family.
The Christian Endeavor Society of the Presbyterian church will give a picnic tomorrow at Lillian Springs. Preparations are being made to make this a very pleasant occasion.
|Death of John H. Tolar Near Greensboro Sunday
John H. Tolar, a life long citizen of Gadsden county, died at his home near Greensboro Sunday afternoon. He was aged about sixty eight years.
Mr. Tolar was taken ill while in the field at work Saturday afternoon and the illness which was not considered serious resulted in his death the day following.
He leaves a wife and a family of eight children, three daughters and five sons.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Flat Creek Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. F. M. Wells. Interment was made in the cemetery there.
|Lawn Party Tomorrow Night
An old fashioned lawn party will be given at the home of Miss Mattiette Davis Friday night, May 24, at 8 o'clock. Lots of fun anticipated. All invited. St. Cecelia Club.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our neighbors and friends who so kindly came to our assistance during the illness
and death of our son, Collins.
|Card of Thanks
We wish to express a word of appreciation for the kindness shown us during the short illness and
death of our husband and father.
|Hog Taken Up
Taken up at my place April 13, one black wattle Berkshire sow, with smooth cut off of left ear.
Owner of this hog may recover same by paying for feed bill, inoculation and for this ad.
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