Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times newspaper, Quincy.
Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Angela Cassidy. The writers almost always use initials of people,
and some full names have been inserted in parentheses by Angela Cassidy, where known through family connections or genealogical research.
|Teachers Council Methodist Church Met Quarterly Session Tuesday Night|
The Teachers' Council of the Methodist Episcopal church helds its regular quarterly business and social meeting Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the church. The first part of the evening was devoted to business, the president, Mrs. E. Downing, presiding. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary, Jesse Edwards.
Mrs. Buhrman gave an interesting talk on the "Organization of Sunday Schools." Mrs. L. L. Willis spoke of the best method to get the parents, as well as the children, interested in Sunday school work and it was decided to give the intermediate department a valentine party on the night of February 14. Rev. Buhrman gave a talk on the necessity of getting children interested in Christianity in the Sunday schools because the largest percent of people join the church between the ages of 15 and 16.
After business meeting each guest was given a heart, the ladies being numbered with red and the men's with the same numbers in black. In this way they found their partners and adjourned to the basement for a social hour. The basement was beautifully decorated with paper and hearts and the valentine idea was carried out in detail, even the chairs were arranged iin the shape of a heart. A number of valentine games were played, one of them being the reading of furtunes found in the center of hearts.
Mrs. L. A. Bell and Mrs. Lee Willis sang a duet and Mrs. J. W. Hendrix gave a reading entitled "The difference between a good and bad husband."
At a late hour delicious sandwiches and coffee with whipped cream were served.
Bill Humphrey and Irvin Herrin returned last week from Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. White of Albany, Ga., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Stewart.
Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Blount of Jacksonville have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blount.
Miss Elizabeth Humphrey has returned to Tallahassee, after spending last week with her parents here.
W. M. Devours of Macon has been visiting friends here.
The Gretna Woman's Club met Wednesday of this week with Misses Mortimer Bassett and Roberta McLauchlin as hostesses at the home of Mrs. S. S. Bentley.
Everyone is looking forwrad to the meeting of the Gadsden County Council's quarterly meeting to be held here Friday at the Baptist church and all are cordially invited to attend. The ladies from all the clubs will bring dinner and drinks will be furnished by the Gretna club, acting as hostess.
Mrs. Carl Spooner of Madison, who has been quite ill at her parents' home here, Mr. and Mrs. John Brockman, is reported to be improving.
Mrs. Tom Scott or Orlando is visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. John Brockman.
The Gretna B. Y. P. U. will go to Chattahoochee Friday evening for the federation meeting.
The Woman's club is busily engaged practicing the play they are planning to stage next week at the auditorium, the proceeds to be used for the school auditorium. They have already bought a set of books for the school this year amounting to about $45 and they earnestly ask the cooperation of everyone in their work for the school. Do your bit by coming to the play on Friday evening, the 15th. It is humorous from beginning to end and will give you an evening's entertainment worth while.
E. (?) J. Martin and family left Tuesday for their future home in the ___thern part of the state. Mr. Martin recently sold out his holdings here and has contemplated this move for several months.
Mrs. H. F. Bolen and Miss Marie ____ returned Monday to their school duties, after spending the week-end in Quincy.
The Woman's Club held a very interesting social meeting at the home of Miss Flossie Anderson on Thursday of last week. At the close of program Miss Anderson, assisted by Mrs. W. H. Baston, served delicious refreshments consisting of Neopolitan jello, cake and fruit punch. A new member, Mrs. E. L. Udell, was joyfully received into the club at that meeting.
Miss Lillian Branch had as her guest over the week-end Miss Abbie Logan of Sneads, who is teaching at Mt. Pleasant.
Miss Ethel Shepard returned to Marianna Sunday.
The play "Clubbing a Husband," presented by the Greensboro Woman's Club Friday, February 1, was a decided success. From beginning to end it was humorous and the ladies deserve lots of credit fo the manner in which they carried out their respective parts. Also special attention is due Miss Ethel Shepard for the splendid music she furnished between acts. It was generally appreciated as evidenced by the hearty applause.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Udell are now occupying the residence vacated by W. J. Martin.
J. V. Huffines, the tobacco expert, went to Jacksonville last Friday, accompanied by Mrs. T. M. Cumbie. Mr. Huffines went to meet his wife and two children, who arrived from Greensboro, N.C. They returned Sunday and are domiciled with Mrs. Cumbie at present.
Miss Clara Fletcher left Wednesday for Atlanta to purchase her stock of spring millinery. She expects to be away about ten days.
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Gunter have had Mr. and Mrs. H. Lewis of Montgomery, Ala., as their guests the past week.
A great crowd assembled at the school house Saturday evening to see the moving pictures shown by the agricultural department of the government.
The Woman's Club expects to have a good representation at the County Council at Gretna Friday.
Mrs. D. H. Clark and children went to Sumatra Tuesday to spend the remainder of the week.
Miss Flossie Anderson of Greensboro and her guest, Miss Sallie Anderson, of North Carolina, spent Monday afternoon in Quincy shopping.
Leslie Lewis was in Tallahassee on business last Saturday.
Joe Shelfer was a business visitor in Quincy Friday.
Earl Parrott of Tallahassee visited relatives here Sunday. He's another home boy making good. Havanians watch with keenest interest the efforts made by their young citizens at home and abroad and always have occasion to be proud of them.
Eustace Shelfer and family of Bonifay visited relatives here Sunday.
Mesdames Byron (Frances Cumbie) Ellinor and Joe Campbell motored to Greensboro for the day last Thursday.
The many friends of Mrs. Charlie (Eva Howard) Shelfer are glad to hear that she has recovered from a recent illness.
Clarence Boynton of Midway was in town Saturday.
Mrs. R. T. (Ella) McDavid of Hinson was in town shopping Friday.
Mrs. P. C. Harrell is convalescent from a recent illness.
Miss Ruth Alice Shelfer is ill at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Strickland, Misses Elma and Jewell were the guests of relatives in Bainbridge Sunday.
The girs' basket ball team of Havana high defeated the high school girls' team of Tallahassee in Tallahassee Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Atkinson, Misses Rochelle and Helen were the guests of relatives in Tallahassee over Sunday.
Misses Ruth Snider and Anna DuBoise were in Tallahassee shopping Saturday.
Chief Elwood of the police department and Homer LeVar were business visitors in Bainbridge Wednesday.
The following officers were elected at the last meeting of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Baptist church: Mrs. Lonnie Worthey, president; Mrs. L. B. (Roberta) Ellinor, secretary; Mrs. Mose Shelfer, treasurer.
Miss Margaret Dugger is ill at the home of her parents here.
E. B. Shelfer and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Jim and Cliffie Shelfer) Harris Sunday.
Miss Dorothy Rollo has returned from Tallahassee. While there much social attention was shown her.
Fred Aarline of Bainbridge is the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Strickland.
W. D. Doss of Hinson was in Tallahassee on business Friday.
C. R. Pierce of Hinson has returned from a business trip in Alabama.
Leach Rider spent last week-end with his family in Tallahassee.
The Baptist Missionary Society had a splendidly attended meeting at the church Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Lonnie Worthey presided. Mrs. Lawson (Roberta) Ellinor was the leader and her practical suggestions for the work were most timely.
Farmers busily breaking land, the shop windows with their colorful displays, wood violets lifting their shy faces, picturesque rail fences adorned with a glory of yellow jessamine tell us most positively that spring is here in East Gadsden.
Mr. Miller, one of the promoters of the hydro-electric company, whose dam is to be erected over the Ocklocknee river near Havana, stated just this week that the company would start work on the big dam about April 1, and that soon afterwards Havana would be lighted from there by extension to its line from Tallahassee to Havana via the dam. Havana's nearness to the dam gives it this advantage over all other points. Of course this power will come temporarily from the Tallahassee plant, which has been taken over by the company.
J. R. Richards and family motored to Cairo Saturday.
The Havana Motor Co., one of Havana's recent new enterprises, as sales agents fo the Ford products, having sold twenty-four new Fords during the last month, gives new evidence of the financial condition of the Havana section of Gadsden county. The promoters of this new agency are: L. B. Ellinor, Jr., E. H. Slappey, H. L. Atkinson, of Havana, and W. G. Knight, of Cairo, Ga.
Notice is hereby given that I will present my account and vouchers to Hon. P. S. Thomson, county judge of Gadsden county, Florida,
at his office in the court house in Quincy, Florida, on the 7th day of April, A. D. 1924, and at the same time will file my final report as administrator of the estate of Mrs. Ruth A. Gregory, deceased, and petition for a final
discharge as such administrator, also the discharge of my bondsmen.
Come out to church next Sunday. Let's don't have our minister preaching to empty pews, for that is not encouraging.
Do you attend Sunday school? If not come out next Sunday afternoon and join a good class and see what changes have been made for the new year.
Miss Bessie Blythe says that if you are feeling bad and don't seem to get any better, so and spend a week with Miss Susie Floyd and her mother. It is nice and quiet there and Miss Susie is an ideal hostess.
On Tuesday night of last week the picture show at the school house was well attended and tick eradication well explained. The pictures were good and so was the lecture and one would think from those pretty cattle that were shown in the picture that everybody would be in favor of dipping.
Are you a member of the Methodist church or interested in the work? If so see Miss Blythe and subscribe for the Florida Christian Advocate, the church paper. In this way you learn what the church is doing. It has some good writers. Some of our ministers sometimes write up their trip to foreign countries, which is so interesting, and page six is given over to the children who can write letters or stories of interest.
Last Friday night Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Overshultz, Messrs. Faran and Dan Grubb, Ed and Charlie Bevis and Miss Irma Bevis attended the minstrel in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Booth and daughter, Mrs. Walter Paramore, and children of Midway attended the minstrel in Quincy Tuesday night of last week.
H. H. McPhaul has accepted a position with Painter & Ballard in Tallahassee.
Joe Booth was home Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Booth. We are always glad to see Joe for he is one of the boys and we wish him much success in his new work.
Mrs. B. F. Barnes of River Junction was the guest of her mother, Mrs. John Johnson, on last Wednesday.
The Woman's Auxiliary Circle met Friday evening at Mrs. Asley Ava___ home here. After the interesting program refreshments were served, ___ taking leave of hostess assuring ___ of a pleasant evening (some of this column is in the book binding)
Miss Elizabeth Davis is again welcomed home on a week-end visit from school.
John Colvin, Mrs. Charley McLendon and Miss Mae McLendon spent the day with Mrs. J. C. Oneal this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tucker, Mr. R__by and Miss Elizabeth Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Davis and Miss Ber__ Lou Presnell all enjoyed a pleasant Sunday out motoring.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smart have been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. __ F. Smart of Hosford for a few days.
A party was given by Miss Elizabeth Davis Saturday night at her home here. It was given in honor of her class of the Greensboro high school, but on account of some hindrance the members of her class did not come, so there were only a few young people present. Some music was had and games were played, then refreshments of cake, punch and sandwiches were served. Those present were Miss Mae Dean, of Greensboro, and Misses Olean Shuler, Gra__ Mitchell, Bertie Lou Presnell and Caroline Murry, Jay A. Shuler, Ho_ton Rigby, Guy Jennings.
|Local and Personal (from a Quincy perspective)
__ D. Lester of Havana was a visitor to Quincy Saturday [The left side of this column was in the book binding.]
__ E. White spent Sunday in Bainbridge as the guest of his parents.
___ Emma Cross of Bristol was a visitor to Quincy Saturday.
__ A. McCoy of Hosford was a business visitor to Quincy Saturday.
__ Baker of Perry spent Saturday in Quincy on business.
__ W. Anderson of Greensboro was a business visitor to Quincy Friday.
Miss Essie Inman of Greensboro spent Friday afternoon in Quincy.
Mr. J. W. Edge of Tallahassee was a business visitor to Quincy Friday.
Miss Louise James of Memphis, Tenn., is a guest at the home of her __ Mrs. J. Love Gregory.
James Cox motored over to Monticello on Sunday and spent the day as the guest of friends.
Mrs. Irene Banks of Tallahassee spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Quincy on business.
__my Whiddon, A. W. Edwards, __r Hargrove and Tom Fair spent ___day in Bainbridge.
Mrs. J. M. Mitchell and daughter, ___, of Stark arrived Monday and while here will be the guests of their cousin, Mrs. Addie Lamar.
__ M. Marlin left Friday for a two days' business trip to New York to buy spring goods for R. E. Cantey Co.
Mr. I. F. Grantham spent Saturday and Sunday in Thomasville, Ga., as the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Grantham.
Miss Lucile Reese and Joe Reese of Tallahassee motored over to Quincy Saturday night to attend the dance at the Elks Club.
Miss Susie Smith, who has been visiting Mrs. W. N. Faircloth for the last two weeks, left Monday for ___, Ga., where she has accepted a position with Kutz Millinery Co.
Miss Josephine Gossett, a student at the Florida State Woman's College, spent the week-end in Quincy as the guest of her mother, Mrs. W. B. Gossett.
Mrs.(?) Walter McKeown left Monday for Atlanta, Ga., and other points to buy spring goods for the J. S. Shaw Co. She was accompanied by Miss ___ Rice of Mt. Pleasant and Miss ___ Wiggins.
Miss Nelle Gregory of Tallahassee is expected to arrive Saturday to spend the week-end with her parents, Sheriff and Mrs. G. S. Gregory. She will bring as her guests Miss Henrietta Bryan of Monticello and Miss Gracie Flournoy of DeFuniak Springs.
Mrs. Hal Curry, a matron at the Florida State Woman's College, motored over to Quincy Sunday and spent the day as the guest of Mrs. Howard Woodward. She was accompanied by Miss Nelle Gregory and Miss Henrietta Bryan of Monticello, students of the college, who spent the day as guests of Sheriff and Mrs. G. S. Gregory.
__ W. Watson attended the convention and barbecue of the Southern ___men's Association at Bainbridge Wednesday. Mr. Watson and as___ in the Embry Tobacco Company have taken a leading part in providing the feeder cattle in Gadsden county. Their Hereford bull has been commented upon as possessing ___ the finest conformations of beef type among the herds of this section.
J. M. Griffin of Hosford was a visitor to Quincy Sunday.
Clarence Harris of Tallahassee was in Quincy Tuesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Gray and family spent Sunday in Tallahassee.
Angus Gholson of Chattahoochee spent Monday in Quincy on business.
G. P. Wood of Vilas spent Sunday in Quincy with relatives and friends.
George Bates was a visitor to Tallahassee Sunday.
Mrs. Van (Genie Lester) Streety and daughter, Julia, of Bainbridge, were visitors to Quincy Monday.
Robert Munroe of Tallahassee spent Sunday here as the guest of his mother, Mrs. A. S. Munroe.
Sheriff G. S. (Scott) Gregory was a business visitor to Chattahoochee Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar (Lamar and Mabel) Miller of Havana spent Sunday afternoon in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Willis and son, Ben, spent Sunday in Climax, Ga., as the guests of relatives.
Miss Louise Love of Monticello was the week-end guest of her sister, Mrs. H. H. McCallum.
Fred Meinscher and Boyd Greer spent Sunday afternoon in Bainbridge.
Luther Wood and Brannon Collins of Tallahassee attended the dance at the Elks Club Monday nights.
Wade Pinson, Robert Skipper and Charlie Jones spent Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee.
Misses Myrtice and Reba Mann of Winter Haven, students at the Woman's College, were the week-end visitors of Mrs. J. W. Hendrix.
Miss Etta Bryan of Greenwood spent the week-end in Quincy as the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jack Scarborough.
Dr. B. F. Smart of Hosford stopped in Quincy Monday aevening en route to Jacksonville, where he went to attend the Shriners' ceremonial.
Mrs. Lulu Cook of Atlanta, Ga., arrived Tuesday for a several weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. R. D. Woodward.
John Thomsom, a student at the University of Florida, arrived last Thursday and spent several days as the guest of his parents, Judge and Mrs. P. S. Thomson.
Miss Hazel Ellis, who is attending school at the Woman's College in Tallahassee, spent Sunday and monday in Quincy as the guest of her mother, Mrs. Mary Ellis.
Jim Sharon, formerly of Quincy, who is attending school at the University of Florida, spent several days of last week as the guest of relatives here.
Misses Elizabeth Hammergren and Gladys Gardner, students of the Woman's College in Tallahassee, spent the week-end in Quincy as the guests of Miss Daisy Munroe.
John Cole, a member of the Merchant Marine, who has just returned to the United States from London, arrived here last week for a visit with his mother and sisters.
Miss Daisy Munroe, who is attending school in Tallahassee, arrived Friday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. R. L. Munroe. She returned to Tallahassee Tuesday.
Carl Fryer of Blakely, Ga., motored over to Quincy Sunday. Mrs. Fryer and two children, who have been visiting Mrs. Ida Smith for the past week, returned home with him Sunday night.
Jesse T. Hearin, Montgomery, Ala., lawyer, is in Quincy visiting his uncle, A. T. Hearin. Mr. Hearin is very much interested in blooded cattle and Wednesday attended the meeting of the Southern Cattleman's Association in Bainbridge, where he was selected as secretary and treasurer of this organization. Mr. Hearin is secretary of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.
Buster Brown will be here February 28 with a present for you. Ad 1t
Buster Brown and Tige will be at the J. S. shaw Co. store February 28. Advt. 1t
Misses Nellie Loyd and Nellie Flake of Havana are in Quincy this week taking teachers' examinations.
Elwood Stow, Otha Hemanus and Arthur Macon spent Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee visiting friends.
Misses Mae and Gladys Gregory and Miss Ellie Inman spent Wednesday afternoon in Greensboro.
Dr. O. W. Gardner of Greensboro spent Wednesday in Quincy on business.
L. R. Jones of New York was a business visitor to Quincy Wednesday.
Mrs. Nellie Black, Miss Marion Burton and Herbert May spent Sunday afternoon in Bainbridge, Ga.
Mrs. Howard Woodward and Miss Mary Violet Woodward spent Monday in Tallahassee shopping.
Miss Martha Elizabeth Scarborough left Friday for a week's visit to St. Augustine.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mahaffey spent Sunday in Greensboro as the guests of relatives.
T. D. Woodbery returned Sunday from a week's business trip to Pensacola.
Claude Runkle of Bainbridge, Ga., was a visitor to Quincy Saturday afternoon.
Miss Gladys Gregory spent the week-end in Greensboro as the guest of Miss Ellie Inman.
Dr. J. H. Willis and daughter, Margaret, of River Junction motored to Quincy Sunday afternoon.
Jay L. Hearin returned home Sunday night from a month's selling trip to northern points.
John and Sam Lester spent Sunday in Havana as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lester.
John Lester spent Monday afternoon in Bainbridge as the guest of friends.
Mrs. S. A. Moody and little son, Wallace Durwood, of Tallahassee are here on a visit to Mrs. Moody's mother, Mrs. T. H. Sage.
Hemstitching, alterations and sewing of all kinds given prompt and careful attention. Mrs. W. B. Gossett, city. Phone 282. 8-30-tf
John Carter of Marianna spent Monday in Quincy. He came over to attend the dance at the Elks Club Monday night.
Miss Isabella Lowry, a student of the Woman's College in Tallahassee, was the week-end guest of Miss Daisy Munroe.
Robert Gissendander of Chattahoochee spent several days of last week here as the guest of relatives and friends.
Mrs. I. R. Brock and son, who have been visiting Mrs. F. R. Harper for the past two months, returned to their home in Jacksonville Tuesday night.
Mrs. Rabe Love had as her guests for the week-end Miss Louise Parramore of Jacksonville and Miss Louise Lipscomb of Tampa, students at the Florida State Woman's College.
Miss Rebecca Davis of Marianna, who has accepted a position with the Singer Sewing Machine Co., is expected to arrive today.
Fred Meinscher and W. A. Griffin were in attendance at the Morocco Temple ceremonial in Jacksonville Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dutton of Savannah, Ga., arrived Tuesday night for a visit with Mrs. Dutton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Quarterman.
I have moved my studio from Quincy to Arcadia, Fla. All customers desiring additional pictures from plates in my possession can address me there. H. B. Harrison. 1t pd.
H. W. Coleman, Jr., son of the city manager of Quincy, has been appointed director of public works of the City of Albany, Ga., being promoted from city engineer, which position he has held in Albany for some time.
Mrs. S. L. Yon, Mrs. I. J. Council, Mrs. G. L. McCall and Mrs. Leroy Smith motored over to Bainbridge Wednesday and spent the day shopping.
J. S. Allen was in Tampa on a tobacco selling trip and attended the South Florida Fair in progress there the first of the week. Returning he attended the Shrine ceremonial in Jacksonville Tuesday.
Miss Alice Shaw, who was a student at Lucy Cobb College for the first semester, arrived last week and spent several days here as the guest of relatives. She left Tuesday for Tallahassee, where she will enter the Florida State College for Women.
|Death of M. R. Speck
News was received in Quincy Saturday morning of the death of M. R. Speck, formerly of Jacksonville. Mr. Speck had been sick for quite a while and upon being advised by the doctor to retire from business, he and his wife left for the west, thinking that his health would improve.
Mrs. Speck left Saturday night about 10 o'clock with the body of her husband, returning to their old home, where he will be buried.
Mr. Speck was a soldier during the war for a short period. He leaves to mourn his death a widow, who was Miss Inez Pearson, a well known young lady, and his aunt, Mrs. H. Potter, of Jacksonville.
Mrs. Speck is expected home next week, where she will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pearson, of Quincy.
The pleasant night visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dean Thursday was Miss Olean Shuler of Hosford.
Misses Effie and Mattie Davis of Marianna have entered school here.
Miss May Dean was among those who were attending the ancestral party given by Miss Elizabeth Davis of Hosford Saturday evening.
Dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dean Sunday were Rev. and Mrs. Gunter, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis of Alabama and W. B. Richards of Chattahoochee.
John Butler of Flat Creek was visiting here Sunday afternoon.
Will White and Durwood Rowan were in the community one afternoon last week.
W. B. Richards and daughter, Miss Eva, motored here recently.
Mrs. J. H. Wells and little son, James, were among relatives in Greensboro a few days last week, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. Kemp.
Rev. F. M. Wells was in Greensboro on business Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Henry Dean of Waycross, Ga., was with relatives a few days recently.
Miss Cora Anderson of Hammock Creek was at her home here the past week-end.
Miss Alice Johson of Hawkins' Lane (teacher) and Miss Lottie Johnson of Pine Grove were here the past weekend.
News had been received that Frank Dean has completed his journey around the world. Frank sent his mother, Mrs. W. H. Dean, a tea set purchased in Japan.
Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rudd of Quincy were visiting them Sunday.
|Havanaians Make Plans for Literary and Track Meet to be Held Friday, February 22
A basket picnic will be held at Havana on February 22, in connection with the literary and track meet of the Gadsden County high and elementary schools, according to advices received here yesterday. The folks in that part of Gadsden county are planning to make a big day of the occasion of the annual field and literary meet. Advices from the nearby town also make assurances that there will be a hearty welcome for all who attend.
The invitation to those interested in the progress of the school children along literary and athletic lines has been broadcasted all over the county and doubtless many will avail themselves of the opportunity of attending. The program, Which was published in these columns a short time ago, calls for a series of events that can be entered by any school in the county and provides for contests for girls, as well as boys.
The literary program consists of senior and junior debates, declamation, story-telling, spelling, writing, multiplication, long division, reading and current events. These events all count points in the context for the literary cup.
The track program includes for the boys, running, shot put, jumping, etc. For the girls, basketball and baseball throw for distance, shot put, jumping, running, javelin throw, etc.
This annual meet is held every year on Washington's birthday and heretofore has been largely attended by the patrons of the school. This year instead of being held in Quincy, it has been transferred to Havana and it is thought will be largely attended there.
For the past two or three years the two cups offeredhave been hotly contested for, particularly by Quincy and Greensboro. Year before last Greensboro won both cups and proudly carried them home and placed them on exhibition. Last year Quincy returned with a vengeance and wrested both cups away from Greensboro and equally as proudly placed them on exhibition. This year the fun promises to be equally as fast and furious. Quincy is eager to retain the cups and Greensboro is just as anxious to take them home with them again. Rumor has it, however, that after the smoke of the battle has cleared away still another contestant may have carried the honors off the field.
After the athletic cup had been awarded to Quincy last year a protest was lodged by Greensboro with the committee having in charge the awarding of the trophy, claiming that the rules governing such contests had not been adhere to.
Professor R. M. Evans, principal of the Gadsden County High school, thereupon refused to accept the cup. Since that time a meeting of the principals of the schools of the county decided that Quincy had won fairly and the award stands as made at the time. Since this event Prof. R. L. Driggers, principal at Greensboro, who lodged the protest, resigned and is no longer connected with the school in Greensboro.
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