Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times Newspaper, Quincy.
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.
|W. M. Corry Dead at Home Here; Suffered Stroke in December|
Gradually Weakened and Passed Away Wednesday Afternoon
Quincy Citizen for Forty Years
Under His Supervision the Plantation System of Tobacco Began
William Merrill Corry, 67, one of Gadsden county's leading citizens, died at his Quincy home yesterday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Corry suffered a partial stroke of paralysis late in December and gradually weakened and passed away quietly at his home surrounded by the members of his family.
Burial was made this afternoon in the Eastern cemetery, at 4 o'clock, following service at the Episcopal church, with Bishop Juhan, of the Episcopal diocese of Florida, officiating, assisted by Father G. J. Sturgis, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church in Quincy. The funeral services were attended by hundreds of the friends and admirers of the deceased from all parts of the county and from distant points. The floral offerings were magnificent and were typical of the tender sensibilities of the man and his love for flowers and the beauties of nature.
Mr. Corry had lived a busy and active life, but always found time to give of his talents and ability to the public service. He was recogonized as the dean of the tobacco industry of Gadsden county, and was a recognized authority throughout the tobacco industry of America. Possessed of a keen sense of humor, a charming personality, tactful and courteous, and a student of affairs, he won himself a large place in the council of his community and state, and was much sought after on public occasions.
He was past master of Wasington Lodge No. 2, F. & A. M.. Other Masonic affiliations included the Chaper and Knights Templar. He was also a member of Quincy Lodge B. P. O. E. and was past president of the Quincy Rotary Club.
Born on Long Island, he entered the offices of Straiton and Storm Cigar Company in New York City while a youth, and through industry and native ability rose rapidly in the organization. While still a very young man he was sent out as a leaf buyer into all of the important cigar leaf producing sections of the country, and became an expert in the ramifications of the tobacco industry.
Two sons died during recent yers, Albert in 1922, and his older son, Lieutenant-Commander William M. Corry, Jr., U. S. Navy died in an airoplane crash at Hartford, Conn., in 1920. Lieutenant Corry duing the war was in the American naval flying forces, in charge of the Brest, France, naval base.
Nearly forty years ago, Mr. Corry's company sent him to Quincy to buy lands and to start farm operations for the production of cigar tobacco. This company bought vast tracts of fine tobacco lands in several locations over the county, and first operated under the company name, later changing to the Owl Cigar Company. The ability of the young man was demonstrated by the tactfulness and executive capacity which he displayed. He was in general charge of the planting, handling and packing of the leaf, and also delegated with a part of the sales management.
He was a pioneer in many ways in the Florida tobacco industry, and aided considerably in advancing the industry to the high point it has achieved. His were the first large scale operations, and under his supervison the intensive plantation system of tobacco culture as still practiced was developed.
Mr. Corry became a leading citizen from the day of his arrival in Gadsden county, and was progressive in spirit in every major public enterprise. He was active in all civic, county and state affairs that reflected upon the general progrss of his community, and by voice and action he assumed the leadership that brought many notable projects to fulfilment.
He served his city on its council, Gadsden county on the board of public instruction and its board of commissioners, and was chairman of the latter board for several terms, He was a pioneer in the good roads movement of Florida, and never fialed to call attention to the importance of the better roads movement, not only for the farming communities, but as the greatest aid in the development of Florida.
Recognizing his dealership in the road problem, Governor Cary A, Hardee appointed Mr. Corry to the Florida State Road Department in 1921, where he served for more than four years, and where he became one of the leading factors in the state that brought about the splendid network of highway development that has transpired over Florida within recent years.
At the time of his death, and for many years past, he was vice-president of the Quincy State Bank, one of the strongest country banks in the southeastern part of the United States.
Always active, he took a prominent place in the church councils, not only in the diocese of Florida, but was sent as delegate from Florida to the national conventions at Boston, Portland and New Orleans. Mr. Corry was a close friend of the late Bishop Weed, when head of the Florida diocese.
As general manager of the Florida division of the Owl Cigar Company, Mr. Corry opened the Owl cigar factory at Quincy in 1887; the two original buildings with later additions still stand in Quincy. One is on East Jefferson street, now known as the Weil packing house. The other factory on North Madison street served as Mr. Corry's headquarters in late years. Straiton and Storm had brought over a large number of Alsatian cigar makers and the company built a village for them near Quincy. It was in these buildings that great quantities of cigars of this world famous brand were produced.
The cigar business frequently sent Mr. Corry throughout all parts of the United States from coast to coast, and he quickly won his place in the cigar jobbing and manufacturing trade, in which he bacame a national figure.
In 1899 Mr. Corry erected what is said to have been the first cheese cloth shade for tobacco. The success of the slat shade experiments in 1898 by Schroeder and Arguimbau, on what is now the Graves farm at Quincy, attracted considerable attention, and the Florida farmers began erecting slat shades for the production of wrapper leaf. Learning that a vegetable grower near Tampa was using a cheese cloth shade as a frost preventative and also to secure increased plant growth Mr. Corry investigated the south Florida project.
He erected an eight-acre cloth shade on the west Violetta plantation in charge of H. H. Bostick. This shade was also irrigated and 1,800 pounds of leaf were produced which won the grand prize at the Paris exposition in 1990. Another shade was also erected the same year by C. H. Curry on the Santa Clara plantation.
In 1900 the cheese cloth shade was repeated, and after that the standard tobacco shade cloth was perfected. This work is another example of Mr. Corry's pioneering efforts.
Mr. Corry had ordered a well driven on the Owl property on the outskirts of Quincy. In the digging of this well an unusual white clay was thrown out of the pit, and one of the Alsatians present remarked it looked like fullers earth. He stated that in Germany it had a limited use, and that there was some export business in the commodity. This was before the day of the automobile. Mr. Corry, however, prepared samples of the white stuff and sent it to the Geological Survey at Washington for analysis.
This bueau reported to Mr. Corry that he had a fullers earth of superior purity and exceptional bleaching quality. Surveys were then made of the company's properties for the occurrence of the clay deposits, and millions of tons were located.
The Owl company then opened its first mine in 1893, just north of Quincy and in the valley behind the Owl cigar factory. The first operations were crude, the clay was taken with picks and shovels, hauled by mule cars to a drying platform where it was partially dried in the sun, and then prepared for market.
The discovery of fullers earth deposits in Gadsden county attracted others and a few years later the Southern Fullers Earth Company began operations at Old Mt. Pleasant, west of Quincy. In 1910 this company took over the fullers earth operations of the Owl company, and moved their plant to Quincy, changing its name to the Floridin company.
It is interesting that Mr. Corry visioned the importance of the discovery and took steps to commercialize the product. From this first work of this man there has developed an important industry in Gadsden county and in the adjacent Decatur county, Georgia, with plants valued at several millions of dollars, which are today turning out 80 percent of the American supply of fullers earth through which is bleached nearly all of the automobile oils and an increasing percentage of the vegetable oils of the world.
Mr. Corry continued as its trustee, but entered on his own as a grower and packer. He operated under the name of the Barlow-Corry company and the Florida Tobacco Commission Company, which latter business he conducted until he retired from active business in 1924. During his last active years he represented the P. Lorillard Company in the Florida field.
Few men anywhere in the tobacco industry have been able to play as important a part in their industry either locally or nationally as befell the lot of W. W. Corry. An expert technician, he knew the details of the work as well as the requirements of an able executive. He was gifted with a personality that no acquaintance forgot, and he was blessed with every grace by which warm friendships are maintained.
As a mark of respect to the memory of Quincy's distinguished citizen the Floridin company closed down during the afternoon and all business hours of the town suspended business from 4 to 5 o'clock this afternoon.
|Havana School Wins Debate Against The Apalachicola School
Havana, Fla., Feb. 9--The Havana high school debating team defeated the Apalachicola team Friday night at Chattahoochee. Havana defended the affirmative of the question, "Resolved, that the United States should establish a department of education with its executive a member of the president's cabinet."
Lamar Calloway and Mildred Levar composed the Havana team, and received the unamimous vote of judges.
This was to be one corner in a triangular debate, two teams from each the Havana, Chattahoochee and Apalachicola schools, but the other teams, excepting the Havana negative team, composed of Merrill Ellinor and May Worth. This latter team had gone to Apalachicola to debate the Chattahoochee affirmative. Havana was given the decision by default.
Debate in Quincy
|Miscellaneous social items used as filler throughout the paper
Mrs. Walter McKeown left Sunday for Atlanta, where she will spend two weeks at market buying spring and summer millinery for J. S. Shaw Co.
Mrs. R. E. Mawhinney left Wednesday for Mount Dora to attend the marriage of her son, Donald, to Miss Jean Richmond, which will be an event of Saturday.
Mrs. W. S. Loyd returned to Havana from Starke on Sunday. Mrs. Loyd has been visiting her brother, Dr. W. D. Brinson, at Baldwin, and another brother, T. A. Brinson, at Starke.
Mrs. John A. Doll of Mississippi is visiting her son, J. H. Doll, southeast of Havana.
Miss Murtis Smith celebrated her seventeenth birthday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Smith, Thursday evening, when a number of her friends gathered. Many games were played until a late hour when the guests were invited into the dining room, where refreshments of cake and hot chocolate was served.
Several days ago H. E. Shepard of Jacksonville was visiting with his friends and relatives here. Herschel used to be a Mt. Pleasant boy. All are glad to see him again.
Mrs. Toole and children of Alabama are spending a while at the home of T. A. Williams. Mrs. Toole is a daughter of Mr. Williams.
Isaac Shepard is spending a few days at home with his mother.
Rev. Gilbert, W. N. Hamilton, Miss Bessie Blythe, A. N. Hubbard and family of this place attended quarterly meeting at Old Mt. Pleasant Saturday. Not many were present, but the presiding elder delivered an interesting sermon, telling how necessary it is to study about missions. He insisted that we organize a mission study class.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Evans and children, William and Franklin, of Bonifay, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Evans over the week-end.
Miss Ruth Smith spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Smith, in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Smith and family of Quincy were Sunday afternoon visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Evans.
Mrs. J. T. Evans entertained the Busy Ten Sewing Club most delightfully at her home Wednesday afternoon. The members spent the afternoon profitably sewing and in pleasant conversation. Ways by which the club migh help Miss Laffitte with her work in this community were discussed. Mrs. C. Henderson, of Quincy, Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Overhultz were welcome guests on this occasion. Refreshments consisting of fruit salad, sandwiches, olives, cake and coffee was served.
Come to church next Sunday morning and let's have a full house.
Ladies' Aid Society will meet at the church Tuesday afternoon. We want all members to be present so as to have a businee meeting.
L. W. cooper has the new school building coming along nicely.
On Friday night A. H. Davis, Dan Grubb, Misses Edna Annis, Mae Shepard, Ruth Smith, Gladys Rogers and Louise Martin attended a league meeting in Tallahassee.
Misses Pru Clark, Gladys Rogers and Mae Shepard attended the Club Council in Quincy Saturday and report a fine time.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dykes and son, Francis, of Grand Ridge, were guests of Mrs. L. K. Holman Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. McPhaul of Tallahassee spent Sunday with Miss Fannie Hubbard.
H. H. McPhaul and wife of Quincy were visitors at the home of Mrs. W. N. Pittman Sunday.
Mrs. Eliza Fletcher returned home Friday afternoon, after spending a few days in the Gadsden County Hospital on account of a knife wound in her left hand.
Mrs. Tom Fletcher and daughter, Miss Lucille, were in Quincy Saturday morning.
Rev. Joseph Connell of Monticello conducted preaching here Sunday morning. Ephesians IV was the Scripture reading and the third verse was the verse he discoursed from.
Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Richards Sunday were Rev. Connell, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Blount and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Blount.
Mrs. Hugh Bowen was visiting in Quincy Thursday morning.
Miss Hattie Fletcher was the guest of Miss Virdie one night last week.
Mrs. W. H. Dean and Miss Nellie Dean were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grimes Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Petty and little son of Apalachicola have been spending a number of weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stokes. Mrs. Petty is the daughter of Mrs. Stokes.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rudd and baby son of Idaho are spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rudd.
Mrs. Burk and children of Hosford have moved into the house formerly occupied by D. H. Anderson and family.
Miss Helen Smith spent a very delightful week-end in Quincy visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tutt of Quincy spent the week-end here as guests of Mrs. T. M. Cumbie.
Mrs. W. J. Brogdon is spending a while in River Junction with her sister, who is very ill.
Mrs. D. H. Clark, Mrs. McCoy and Mrs. O. P. Greene were recent visitors to River Junction.
Mrs. Lois Glass and daugher, Florence, spent the week-end in Quincy.
The boys' basketball team lost their game to the Havana Smokers Friday afternoon. This was the first victory for the Smokers in the history of athletics between the two institutions; the score was 25 to 20. Although the Tigers outplayed the Smokers from every angle of the game, they lacked the punch necessary to put a victory over in the last few minutes of the game. The second team journeyed to River Junction Tuesday afternoon to engage the second team of that city. The Greensboro cagers play the heavy Marianna team in Marianna Friday.
Rall Ragsdale returned to Quincy Sunday from Jacksonville.
Harry Morgan of Marianna was a visitor here Sunday.
Dr. B. F. Barnes of Chattahoochee was a business visitor here Monday.
J. O. Clancy of Albany, Ga., visited friends here Sunday.
R. W. Ashmore of Dothan, Ala., spent Monday here on business.
Y. L. (Young Leonard) Watson is spending the week in south Florida on business.
J. P. Speight of Fowlstown was a business visitor here Tuesday.
Roland Anderson was the guest of relatives in Tallahassee over the week-end.
L. W. Graves of Virginia arrived here last week for a visit with his brother, J. E. and W. F. Graves.
Misses Hallie Carmine and Grace Hemming were visitors to Tallahassee Saturday.
R. E. Cantry and guest, R. V. Covington, of Jacksonville, spent Tuesday morning in Marianna.
Miss Elise McIntosh visited relatives in Climax and Boston over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Graves returned the first of the week from Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Covington of Jacksonville arrived here Monday for a visit with Mrs. Covington's sister, Mrs. R. E.Cantey.
Mrs. George Lewis of Tallahassee is spending the week here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Davis.
Mrs. L. I. Bush and Miss bernice Hughes spent last week-end at Pelham, Ga., as guests of Mrs. Bush's mother.
Mrs. Robert Hamlin Stone of Jefferson, N. C., arrived here last week for a visit with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. D. J. Blackwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Andrews of Marianna spent Sunday here at the country home of Mrs. Andrews' parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Chapman.
Ben Bostick celebrated his birthday Friday by entertaining a host of friends witha supper at the Kenwood Coffee House.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burns and two children of Andover, Ohio, arrived in their car Sunday to spend a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Burns.
Miss Sara Watson will celebrate her sixteenth birthday tomorrow night with a "treasure hunt" at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Y. L. Watson.
Miss Frances Neff of Perry, who is employed in Tallahassee, spent the week-end here with her sister, Mrs. J. B. Pound. Mr. and Mrs. Pound are daughter and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Farr and son accompanied Miss Neff back to Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.
Mesdames W. P. Kennedy, W. S. Bell, G. L. McCall, R. L. Sweger and Misses Margaret and Mary Kennedy and Sara Watson motored to Bainbridge Tuesday night to attend the benefit performance given by the Woman's Club of Bainbridge.
Miss Adellaine Haile of Hartford, Conn., who made Quincy her home for several years, visited here this week at the home of Mrs. C. S. Curtis and other friends. She was accompanied by Mrs. M. H. Wilson, of Monticello, who was the guest of Miss Emmie Wilson while here.
Bishop and Mrs. James E. Dickey, who have been the guests of relatives here for the past few weeks, left Tuesday for Atlanta, where they will visit relatives and friends before returning to their home in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. D. J. Blackwell has received a telegram saying her brother, J. A. Curry, of Gray Court, S. C., had died in a locat hospital, after an operation. Mr. Curry had been sick for three months and Mrs. Blackwell spent December with him and his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan McPherson and children visited relatives in Jacksonville over the week-end.
I am agent in Quincy for the White Rotary Electric Sewing Machine. Mrs. W. B. Gossett. advt 1-27-tf
Misses Gladys and Lucile Reynolds and Mary Sanders visited friends at the college in Tallahassee Saturday.
Judge W. J. Oven and Guyte P. McCord of Tallahassee spent Monday here on legal business.
Mrs. C. F. Yound and children are spending the week with Mrs.M. J. Sullivan.
Mrs. Roberta Howard of Havana is spending a few days here with her sister, Mrs.Lucy Shepard.
Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Jones motored to Panacea Springs Sunday and visited for the day.
John Lester spent Sunday in Bainbridge visiting his mother and other relatives.
Herbert Love, Jr., of Jacksonville, was a guest here last week at the home of Judge and Mrs. E. C. Love.
Fresh Buist's garden and flower seed. Crouch's Drug Store. Phone 70. 1-27-3t
Miss Kate Sullivan returned home Tuesday, after a week's visit in DeFuniak Springs and Pensacola.
Miss Blanche Roberts of Lake City arrived here Friday for an extended visit with Mrs. T. F. Grantham.
Mrs. F. H. May, Mrs. C. C. Guy, Lamar May and Ben Bostick spent Sunday afternoon at the Woman's College in Tallahassee.
Mrs. Ed Grave, Jr., returned to her hme in Apalachicola Tuesday, after a visit of a few days here with Mrs. J. E. Grave, Sr.
L. A. Rocco spent the week-end in Apalachicola, going over for Mrs. Rocco and son, who spent last week there with relatives.
C. Henderson, secretary of the chamber of commerce, returned this week from a business trip to Mobile, Ala.
William Cantey of the University of Florida spent the week-end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cantey.
Miss Catherine Sylvester, who for the past several weeks has been the guest of relatives here, left Wednesday for Atlanta.
A. S. Munroe and son, Robert, motored to Albany Saturday to take Mrs. Munroe, who joined Fullam Marquaradt there and left for Atlanta to visit her daughter, Mrs. Marquardt.
Richard Woodbery of Orlando arrived here Friday to attend the funeral of his brother, Ray Woodbery. He remained for a week-end visit with relatives.
Misses Elizabeth Wilson, Elizabeth Guy, Jennie Hopkins, Ruth Depass, Bessie Munroe and Mary Brown, of the college in Tallahassee, visited here Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. William J. Flynn and children of Roackaway, Oregon, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Humphrey. Mrs. Flynn will be remembered here as Miss Bessie Humphrey.
When in need of good sewing machines and repairs call on W. H. Daughtry, 625 West Jefferson St., Quincy, Fla. 1-27-2t*
Mrs. Robert Hamlin Stone of Jefferson, N. C., reached Quincy Saturday and will spend several weeks here with her father and mother, Rev. and Mrs. D. J. Blackwell.
After a visit of several days as the guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis, Channing Cope left Tuesday for Atlanta, where he is a member of the publicity bureau of the Georgia Power Co. Mrs. Cope will remain for a longer visit.
W. L. MacGowan and daughter, Miss Janet MacGowan, left by motor Wednesday for Mount Dora to attend the wedding of Miss Jean Rich- mond, daughter of Mrs. Grace S. Richmond, to Mr. Donald Mawhinney, which will be solemnized Saturday.
Sheriff G. S. Gregory is expected to return home today from a few days' business trip to Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Y. York and Miss Helen Smith motored to Tallahassee Sunday and visited friends during the afternoon.
Fresh Buist's garden and flower seed. Crouch's Drug Store. Phone 70. 1-27-3t
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Boring and Miss Elaine Boring will leave in their car tomorrow for Jacksonville to visit over the week-end.
Mrs. Janie Davidson left Wednesday for Jacksonville to attend grand opera. While there she will be the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Caldwell Haynes.
Mrs. James E. Dickey of Louisville, Ky., was honor guest of a lovely sewing party Thursday afternoon when Mrs. R. G. Harris entertained at her home a number of girlhood friends of Mrs. Dickey. After spending an hour in conbersation over their sewing, refreshments were served. The dining table was centered with yellow jonquils and fern. A color scheme of yellow and white was carried out in the delightful ice course of orange ice with white cream and cake.
Mrs. C. C. Cox entertained about twenty guests at dinner Sundayat her country home, the occasion being the hostess' birthday and the birthday of her brother, Cecil Gatlin, of Tallahassee. The guests included relatives of the family. A three-course dinner was served.
Mesdames I. W. Martin and T. M. Cumby were hostesses to members of Circle No. 1 of the Presbyterian Auxiliary Monday afternoon at teh former's home. Bowls of jonquils and narcissi arranged with fern made an attractive decoration for the living room, where the meeting was held. An interesting program on Assembly's Home Mission was given. A salad course with hot tea was served.
|Bridge Party in Honor of Mrs. Ide Wednesday
Mrs. R. L. Munroe entertained at bridge Wednesday afternoon complimenting Mrs. W. H. Ide of Columbus, O., who is the guest of friends in Quincy. Baskets of lovely yellow jonquils were used to decorate the living and dining rooms, where tables were arranged for playing. Four tables of guests enjoyed Mrs. Munroe's hospitality.
|Honoring Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. E. G. Beinhart was hostess to a few friends Wednesday afternoon at a sewing party honoring Mrs. William Taylor, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., who is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Taylor, Jr., and Mrs. Williams, of Kentucky, who is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Norman Shaw. Mrs. Beinhart served her guests with a salad course with sandwiches, nuts and hot coffee.
|Notice Hinson Biennial Election
Notice Is Hereby Give, that the Special Tax School District Biennial Election is called to be held in Hinson Special Tax School District Number Six, at the usual place for holding elections in said district, on Wednesday, February 23, 1927, for the purpose of determining the number of mills of district tax (suchtax not to exceed ten mills on the dollar) to be levied and collected on the real and personal property in said Special Tax School District for the two ensuing years for the exclusive use of the public free schools in said district, and also, for the election of three trustees to serve for the next two years.
Messrs. W. J. Grey, J. T. DeLacy and H. I. Johnson are herby appointed inspectors, and W. T. Doss, as clerk.
Done and ordered by the Board of Public Instruction of Gadsden County, Florida, this the 3rd day of Janaury, A. D. 1927. E. B. Shelfer, Chairman Board Public Instruction, Gadsden County, Florida. C. H. Gray, Secretary. 1-20-4t
Mr. and Mrs.S. S. Bentley entertained with a turkey dinner last Tuesday evening. Those enjoying their hospitility were Mrs. Hattie Hand and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Timmons and baby son, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Timmons, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wall and baby son and Clifford Timmons.
Miss Virginia Watson of Charlotte, N. C., is visiting her brother, A. W. Watson.
Mrs. Elbert Luten of Quincy called on Mrs. W. J. Flynn at the home of Mrs. Duncan Humphrey Wednesday.
Mrs. J. E. Wall and baby returned from Jacksonville last week, after a visit with relatives.
Mrs. William J. Flynn and Miss Virginia Watson, who are visiting here, spent last Wednesday with relatives in Tallahassee.
Mrs. Farnell of Wigham, Ga., returned to her home last Tuesday, after several days' visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Thompson.
Lem Chester of Jacksonville is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. L. H. Andrews.
Mr. and Mrs. Obie Watson and daughter were visiting here Monday afternoon.
W. H. Thompson motored to Mt. Pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Frank McPherson, Charlie Humphrey and George Bassett went to Jacksonville Sunday.
Mrs. J. E. Thompson and Mrs. A. L. Thompson were shopping in Quincy Monday afternoon.
The River Junction W. M. S. held its general meeting with Mrs. A. M. Gissendaner Monday afternoon. An interesting program on missions and a splendid talk by the president on this subject was enjoyed by a large number of members. The hostess served a delicious fruit salad and coffee at the conclusion.
The G. A.'s met with Isabelle Coleman Friday afternoon. After a short program refreshments of cake and hot chocolate were served. Next meeting will be with Allie Mae Byrd.
The Eureka Club met with Mrs. W. A. Runkle Friday afternoon for the business meeting of the month. Delegates to the Gadsden County Federation, February 11, in Quincy wer echosen as follows: Mrs. J. M. Gilchrist, Mrs. M.M. Coxwell, Mrs. W. A. Runkle, Mrs. W. W. Walker, Mrs. Roy Shepard adn Mrs. A.M. gissendaner. Next meeting of the club will be with Mrs. M. M. Coxwell on Wednesday, February 16. This will be a social meeting and all members are expected to be present.
Mrs. Walter Dyer and son of Tampa are guests of her sister, Mrs. Roy Shepard.
George Johnson returned to his home in Port St. Joe Saturday, after spending a week here in the interest of the estate of his deceased brother, C. S. Johnson.
R. J. Green returned Tuesday from a business trip to Jacksonville.
Mrs. Nannie McLauchlin is visiting friends and relatives in Climax, Ga., this week.
Mrs. James Gissendaner left Monday for Montgomery, Ala., where she will spend several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cook and children of Quincy were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Shaw Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Coleman were shopping in Bainbridge Saturday.
Mary Alice Shaw and Josie Watkins are having to miss school on account of illness.
|Havana Wins Over Greensboro in Snappy Basketball Game
The Havana Smokers basketball team beat the Cane Breakers from Greensboro at Greensboro high school Friday to the tune of 25 to 17. It was a regular basketball game, and from the starting whistle to the finish there was little doubt which way it was going to end.
And it was a sweet victory for the Smokers, because it was their first win over Greensboro inn six long years. That is a long time, six years, almost long enough as time flies in athletics, for the men who played on the last winning Havana team to tell their sons how they did it.
The Greensboro boys played with their old determination to win again as they have in the past, but his year it was a matter of skilled practice and snappy passing that counted more than just brawn and sinew. The Evans lad who plays on the Havana team was right up there in front where he should have been every time, and dropped the ball into the basket time after time.
Superior team work won the game and the Havana team demonstrated the value of consistent training and a hig grade of coaching. While the lads on both teams played well, a large share of the credit for the work of the Havana team is due to Professor J. A. Sallee.
Coach Sallee had arranged a three-day playing trip for the Havana basket tossers, playing the strong Tallahassee team on February 25 on a return engagement. On the afternoon of February 25 Havana plays at Monticello, and at Madison that night.
On February 2 they play at Perry.
The following will make the trip: Leo Evans, center; T. L. Cobb, Mac Ferrell, guards; B. Ellinor and P. Shelfer, forwards; Cecil Butler, W. F. Fletcher, J. E. Shelfer and Kenan Womack go as substitutes.
|Palm Beach Man Secures Havana Hotel
Morris F. Myers, of West Palm Beach, has taken over the Mayzell Inn at Havana, and will conduct a first class tourist hotel. The building, erected by C. B. Shelfer, is a commodious structure and well adapted for the purpose of a small hotel. The plans of Mr. Myers include the continuance of a tavern along modern lines, and which will supply Havana with modern hotel facilities.
The extensive grounds connected with this property will be converted into a chicken ranch, with a hatchery in conjunction.
|Ray Woodbery Died at Orlando Hospital and was Buried Here Friday
Ray Woodbery, 38, formerly a resident of Quincy, died at an Orlando hospital Thursday, where he was operated on two weeks previously. Burial was made in teh Eastern cemetery here Friday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted from the home of a brother, E. B. Woodbery, with Rev. F. J. Patterson, of the Methodist church, officiating. He was assisted in the services by Rev. S. T. Matthews and Rev. D. J. Blackwell.
Until about five years ago, Mr. Woodbery made Quincy his home. At the time of his first illness he was making his home in Tampa.
The deceased is survived by three brother, E. B. and T. D. Woodbery, Quincy, and R. C. Woodbery, Orlando.
Mr. Woodbery was a man of kindly disposition and had many warm friends here, who learned with deep regret of his early demise.
|Good Old Negro Man Dies at Havana
Green Walter, 80, one of Havana most respected negroes, died on Saturday and was buried Monday. Green owned his own farm of eighty acres, southeast of Havana, and had many friends in all parts of east Gadsden county. He had a fine reputation for his cane syrup and people traveled for miles to buy his product.
He was known for his faithfulness on his contracts, a good farmer, and a respected citizen.
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