Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times newspaper, Quincy.
Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Eunice Herren. Photo editing
by Angela Cassidy.
|Popular Havana High School Graduate
Havana, April 28---The graduating class of Havana Senior High School this year is composed of eight girls and one boy, Luther Doss, of Hinson, son of W. T. Doss, a prominent Gadsden county farmer. But although he was matched against such great odds in mumbers, and against the sex renowned for its talking ability, so keen was Luther's judgement and so laconic was he at repartee, that he always managed to hold his own through all the troubles, trials and vicissitudes of high school life. Luther was joined this year by Lanier Laing, also of Hinson.
After graduation Luther expects to enter the University of Florida at Gainesville, where he has a brother, William Doss, in the sophomore classs. Luther took the classical course, and in addition to always maintaining a high standard in his deportment and grades, he was on the high school debating teams and on the base ball and basket ball teams. He is a fine, prominsing young man and upon graduation he will join the already long and growing list of successful men the little town of Hinson has produced in the past several years.
Luther was exempt from final examaminations in three studies and made a grade on ninety-one on the other when he stood examination. He has always been an active participant in Sunday school work, having been identified with the Hinson Sunday school during all his school years. He belonged to the Boy Scoutss of America, and he is also very popular in local dramatic circles, having taken with great success the part of Prof. Gindem in the senior class play this year, "The Sweet Girl Graduates."
Upon interview Luther was rather timid in committing himself about the other members of the class, further than to remark that the girls all had very pretty graduation dresses, sweet dispositions and as yet showed no symptons of developing paralysis of the tongue.
|Old Mount Pleasant
Quite a crowd gathered here Saturday to clean the cemetery; all worked and the cemetery was cleaned and swept from one sied to the other. Everybody brought baskets of good things to eat and had a real picnic dinner.
Mrs. T. D. Presnell of Tallahassee visited relatives here Sunday.
Miss Nell Presnell of Tallahassee is spending the week here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Sim Montford spent Saturday and Sunday at Blountstown.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Montford of Chattahoochee and Miss Maggie Montford of Blountstown spent Sunday with relatives here.
J. D. Bailey of Quincy was in our neighborhood Friday.
Willie Montford and little son, Wesley, of Chattahoochee motored over here Sunday afternoon.
A. L. Presnell of Hardaway was visiting here Sunday afternoon.
There seems to be a big demand for bright tobacco plants, as so many people form Greenwood are in our neighborhood every few days looking for plants.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Mosley spent the week-end with Mrs. Mosley's parents in Panama City.
Mrs. A. C. Blount and Mrs. Chas. __ of Apalachicola spent Wednesday in Bainbridge with Mr. and Mrs. Spear. Mr. Spear is in a hospital there.
__. M. Morgan, Mrs. Angus Gholson and Mrs. Laura Conn, with __, Mrs Josie Boozer, of __, Ga., spent Friday in Marianna.
__ Edwards, Jr., who is attending the University of Florida at Gainesville, spent the week-end with friends on his way from Pensacola where he was with the University baseball tem, playing first base.
Edgar Scarborough of the University of Florida spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. Angus Gholson.
Mr. and Mrs. Flowers of Baconton, __ spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Blount.
Mrs. Nina Smith and children of Bainbridge are spending some time with her sister, Mrs. J. P. Linton.
Mesdames Morgan, Conn, Gholson, Boozer, Marks and Gholson spent Tuesday in Tallahassee.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner of Anniston, Ala., are the guests of relatives, Dr. and Mrs. J. Q. Folmar.
Mrs. Colson, Mrs. Linton, Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Smith spent Friday in Marianna.
Mr. Curtis Gholson of Dothan spent Sunday with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gholson spent Sunday with Mrs. Gholson's mother, Mrs. Bevis, in Malone.
Miss Carline Boykin, who is attending Norman Park Institute, is spending the spring holidays with her parents.
Miss Bert Gholson of Quincy spent the week-end here with relatives.
Mrs. Josie Boozer of Rome, Ga., returned to her home, after a very pleasant visit with relatives here.
Rev. S. F. Blount and quite a number from here went to pine Grove Sunday morning for the day, as that was Dedication Day in their recently built Baptist church. Rev. Blount was on teh program, as he was once a preacher of that church.
W. H. Dean returned home early Saturday morning from Newo Orleans, after a few days' visit to see one of his sons, Alfred Dean, who has been away since last summer when he went to the training camp. Since going away Alfred has been traveling in dirrent parts of the world.
Preaching services at the church Sunday morning and evening.
The Senior B. P. P. U., after the close of their porgram Sunday afternoon, spread a picnic dinner, the event being very enjoyable.
Misses Elizabeth Davis and Eugenia Nixon of Greensboro were on a trip here early Sunday morning.
Entertainment in Honor of Miss Lillian Branch
Rev. H. A. Love, of Quincy preached the commencement sermon Sunday morning at the Baptist church. The school auditorium was far inadequate to comfortably seat the audience, and it was decided to hold the services at the church. Ferns in abundance and festoons of white roses adorned the pulpit and railing around the choir. The high school girls and boys decorated the church for the occassion. In hsis inimitable way, Rev. Love presented his sermon, taken from Romans 14, and althought it was especially directed to the graduating class, everyone present thoroughly enjoyed it. A solo by Miss Ethel Shepard and a duet by Mrs Petschel and Miss Jessie Brewer very appropriately added to the program. At the evening hour the pastor, Rev. J. H. Gunter, preached as usual.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. H. Crane of Old Mt. Pleasant were in town Sunday to enjoy services, as well as numbers of others who came from a distance.
Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Love were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shepard Sunday.
Saturday, being a holiday, several enjoyed a fish fry at Clark's mill.
The Greensboro Woman's Club met on Thursday of last week at the Methodist church with about three-fourths of the members present. It was a social meeting, therefore little business was attended to. However, the plans were made for the coming of the County Council and it is hoped that every club in the federation will be well represented. Don't forget the date, Friday, May 9, and the meeting will be held at the Baptish church.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Scott of Edison, Ga., were in town Monday and Tuesday, guests at the Brewer home. Mrs. Scott recently moved to Quincy and is opening up a studio there. Her formal announcemnt will appear at an early date.
The commencement exercises of Greensboro school have drawn the largest crowds that have assembled here since the old time Shepard's mill picnics. It was necessary to use the front porch of the school building for the stage and seat the audience out doors on Friday and Monday nights. The eighth grade play, "Hiawatha", on Friday night was splendid. The youngsters did well, considering the disadvantages. Then on Monday night the high school play, "The Empty Nest," was given and greatly enjoyed. No admission fee was charged, but a cake was raffled off to help defray the expenses incident with commencement. Miss Lynda Cumbie was voted the most popular girl and got the cake.
On Thursday, April 24, there met at the home of Mr. H. R. Marlow six of his old-time neighbors and friends of fifty years ago, for a reunion. In the party were Messrs. J. b. fletcher, W. H. fletcher, E. B. Fletcher, J. R. Johnson, T. J. Shepard and A. L. wilson. Theyrecounte dincidents of former days, told yarns and passed the forenoon pleasantly; then at the noon hour they again repaired to the front porch, where they enjoyed conversation until 5 o'clock. The afternoon passed all too guickly and they had to depart to their several homes. Each one was happy over the pleasant day with it's associations.
|Local and Personal (from a Quincy perspective)
Mrs. A. L. Merrifield is spending a few days in Jacksonville on business.
__. C. Brewer of Greensboro was a business visitor to Quincy Tuesday.
We sell, rent and repair bicycles. Stansel Cycle and Electric Co. 5-1-2t
James Love returned last week after a several months' selling trip to northen points.
Miss Margaret Coleman entertained a few members of the younger set at a dance Friday night.
Mrs. Joe Cogsburn of Inwood spent several days of last week here as the guest of Miss Mae Gregory.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Scarborough and Mrs. J. C. Jessup motored to Thomasville, Ga., Saturday and spent the afternoon playing golf.
Mrs. R. J. Love left last week for Madison, where she will be the guest of her mother, Mrs. Imogene Parramore, for a few weeks.
Miss Will Wood, who has been here on a visit to Mrs. W. E. Wilcox, left today for her home in Florence, S. C.
Mrs. C. C. Lemon of Tallahassee returned to her home today, after a few days' visit here as the guest of her daughter, Mrs. K. A. MacGowan.
Mrs. C. C. Chester and Mrs. W. N. Andrews and little son, Marvin, all from Jacksonville, spent the week-end with Mrs. J. J. Gatlin.
Mrs. James Love and little daughter, who have been visiting Mrs. Love's parents in Bennetsville, S. C., for the past few weeks, returned home Monday.
Misses Elizabeth Bostick and Grace Marie? Hough entertained the seniors of the high school with a delightful party Friday night at the home of the former.
Miss Mae Gregory, who left Thursday for a few days' visit with Mrs. Joe Cogsburn in Inwood and Miss ___ Gregory in Headland, Ala., is expected to return home today.
Mrs. George Hume Dana, after a visit of several weeks here as the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. _. W. Coleman, left Sunday for her home in New London, Conn.
Mrs. Woodson Oglesby, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. C. R. Shaw, for the past few weeks, expects to leave today for her home in St. Petersburg.
W. M. Corry, member of the Sate Road Department from Quincy, is in Floridatown, near Pensacola, today to take part in the great celebration to mark the beginning of work on the bridge across Escambia bay.
Mrs. J. I. King and little son, Kenneth, of Bainbridge are the guests of Mrs. J. W. Harrell and family on King Street. Mrs. King will be remembered here as Miss __ Lee Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. William Feinberg are receiving the congratulations of their friends on the arrival of a fine baby boy at their home Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Weight 81/2 pounds, name not yet determined.
Miss Josephine Gossett, a student at the Woman's College in Tallahassee, spent Monday here as the guest of her mother, Mrs. W. B. Gossett. She came over to attent the League meeting, which was held at the Methodist church Monday night.
A special program will be given at the Methodist church Sunday forenoon at the regular hour for services, when a pageant, "The Road to the __," will be presented. This service will be rendered in observance of Sunday School Day and all departments of the Sunday school will be represented.
The Quincy Shoe Fixry recently received an order from a man in Way__, Miss., for repairing of a number of shoes which were sent here for that purpose by parcel post. The sender passed through Quincy ten years previous and stopped over to get a pair of shoes repaired; he was so well pleased with the workmanship that he remembered the same repair shop when he had work to be done again.
For electric wiring, fixtures, etc., call T. C. Arnold. Phone 354. 5-1-3t
Mrs. W. H. Mosely left Saturday for Americus, Ga., where she will be the guest of relatives.
John Pasco of Monticello and Mr. Nolan of Jacksonville spent Monday in Quincy on business.
J. P. Speight of Fowlstown, Ga., spent Monday here as the guest of T. E. Dickenson.
We sell, rent and repair bicycles. Stansel Cycle and Electric Co. 5-1-2t
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Wood returned Thursday from a week's wedding trip to points in South Florida.
L. M. Lindsey and Malcolm Martin spent Monday in Tallahassee on business.
Miss Helen Learned of Jacksonville was the guest of Mrs. Lucian May Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Booth of Greensboro were visitors here Monday.
E. B. Woodbery and Lester Woodbery spent Friday afternoon in Bainbridge.
Miss Susie Mae Millirons, a student at Norman Park, Ga., is home on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Millirons.
Mesdames J. H. Trump, I. F. Williams and Myron Falk motored to Tallahassee Saturday and spent the day shopping.
Miss Augusta Wood. who has been visting her sister, Mrs. J. M. Griffin, for the past week, left Thursday for Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Rebecca Hughes of Monticello was the week-end guest of Miss Estelle Humphrey at her home in Gretna.
Don't forget to attend the demonstration and get free sample cans of B. P. S. paint at the Dickenson Hardware Co. Friday amd Saturday, May 9 and 10. 5-1-2t
Miss Hilda Weatherly, who arrived last week to attend the wedding of her sister, Miss Nina Weatherly, which was solemnized Saturday, returned Monday night to Jacksonville.
Frank Lloyd of York, Pa., arrived here last week and will be here for a few days longer on a business trip. Mr. Lloyd is a tobacco jobber and formerly lived in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith and family left in their car Saturday for Jacksonville and were the guests of Mrs. Smith's sister until Monday, when they returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hearin, Mrs. M. A. Love and R. J. Love attended the Fraleigh-Ashley wedding, which was solemnized in Madison last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Whitfield and daughter, Miss Lou Whitfield, motored to Quincy Saturday and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Henry until Sunday, when they returned home.
Waldon Corry, who has been residing in Tampa for the past several years, returned to Quincy this week and will be associated with his brother, Arthur Corry, in the tobacco business. He leaves this week for northern markets.
L. W. Cooper returned Tuesday morning from Miami, where he went to attend the state convention of the B. P. O. E. Mr. Cooper is enthusiastic in his praise of Miami, which he regards as one of the wonder cities of the world in its wealth and beauty and rapid growth.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Russell and baby and Mrs. Margaret Espy left Saturday for Valdosta, Ga. From there Mrs. Espy, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Russell, at the Quincy Hotel for the past few weeks, left for her home in Andoner, O. Mr. and Mrs. Russell returned to Quincy Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hanson and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hamilton and son, Dick, of Dawson, Ga., motored to Quincy Saturday and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Marlin until Sunday, when they returned home. Mrs. Hamilton and son remained for a month's visit with Mrs. Marlin.
H. S. Wilson, Harry Anderson and Hanson Booth of Greensboro were visitors to Quincy Tuesday.
Mrs. M. C. Laslie of Dogtown spent Tuesday in Quincy shopping.
Mrs. A. D. Lester and children of Havana were the week-end guests of Mrs. P. S. Thomas.
A. L.Wilson, Jr., spent several days of last week in Madison. He was a groomsman in the Fraleigh-Ashley wedding.
|Lester-Weatherly Marriage an Event of Saturday
Of interest to their many friends will be the marriage of Miss Nina Eulalia Weatherly to Mr. Robert B. Lester, which was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Maddox.
Rev. Williams of Attapulgus, Ga., brother-in-law of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony in the presence of only relatives of the couple.
The front rooms were thrown open en suite and vases of white roses and fern formed the lovely decorations. To the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Miss Janie Gregory, the bride and bridegroom entered the living room. where the ceremony was performed.
The bride was charming in a dark blue canton crepe dress trimmed with gray and with gray accessories to match. She carried a bouquet of bride's roses.
Immediately after the ceremony the couple left in their car for Albany, Ga., where they remained for a few days' visit.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. D. E. Weatherly and both she and her husband have hosts of friends here who will wish for them every happiness.
Mrs. C. W. Wood, of Savannah and Mrs. O. L. Davis of Jacksonville, have been visiting Mrs. D. D. Buchanon.
Mrs. J. R. Scott of Jacksonville spent Saturday and Sunday with her brother, D. H. Buchanon, here.
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Johnson returned here Friday from a ten days' honeymoon trip down on the east coast. They spent until Sunday here with Mr. Johnson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Johnson, returning to Bonifay, where they will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Stewart, little Miss Miriam Elsie Stewart and Miss Evelyn Chester spent Saturday and Sunday in Valdosta.
Miss Rebecca Hughes of Monticello was the attractive visitor of Miss Estelle Humphrey last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Buchanon visited friends in Tallahassee Friday.
Mrs. J. L. Hearin entertained a host of little tots Monday afternoon at her home on Sharon street in honor of her little daughter, Margaret, the occasion being her third birthday.
Various games were played during the afternoon, after which the guests were served delicious ice cream and cake.
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