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Where the full names of people are known, they have been added in parentheses by Angela Cassidy.
|Mrs. Archer Hostess At Bridge Saturday
Mrs. J. D. Archer was hostess to the members of her bridge club and a few invited guests Saturday afternoon.
The living and dining rooms were attractively decorated in a pink and white color motif, baskets of roses and crab apple being used.
Progressive bridge was enjoyed, scores being kept on tallies done in attractive designs of old-fashioned girls. Miss Mae Gregory held high score, for which she received a lovely angel food cake. Mrs. Ira Price was consoled with a jar of candy.
Frozen fruit salad on lettuce, potato chips, cheese straws, hot buttered rolls and iced tea were served. Mints were served during the games.
Quincy, Florida, March 7, 1927.
At a regular meeting of the board of county commissioners held March 7, 1927, the following proceedings were had, viz:
Present: J. F. Lines, chairman, E. H. Slappey, F. P. Woodard, W. L. Shepard, L. J. Clark.
Minutes of previous meeting read and on motion duly approved.
On motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board borrowed the sum of four thousand, five hundred dollars ($4,500.00) from Gadsden County State Bank at 6 percent interest, payable May 2, 1927, and instructed distribution as follows:
Road and bridge fund, $2,500; general revenue fund, $2,000, and the board signed two notes for same payable May 2, 1927.
On motion Mag Anderson was placed on pauper list at $3 per month from March 1, 1927.
The Quincy State Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Gadsden County State Bank and Havana State Bank, as county depositories, filed their statement of receipts, disbursements and balances which were checked and filed.
The board opened bids for tractor as advertised and purchased from McDonald & Burgman one 5-ton caterpillar tractor for $3,400, less one old 10-ton and one-half ton tractor $800, net to county $2,600.
Bills were presented and having been properly approved and on motion duly made and aye and nay vote being taken, were unanimously ordered paid, and the warrants listed below and following are for said bills:
Road and Bridge Bills Month of February, 1927
Fine and Forfeiture
A resolution was adopted authorizing the chairman of the board of county commissioners and the clerk to enter into an agreement and to execute same with the State Road Department in reference to state road No. 1.
The following trustees were appointed for state road No. 1 bonds as follows:
J. F. LINES, Chairman.
Pincus Feinberg spent Sunday in Marianna visiting friends.
Mrs. M. E. Hastings has returned from Montgomery, where she spent a week with relatives.
Mrs. J. B. Pound and daughter, Evelyn, are spending this week in Perry with Mrs. Pound's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Snider and son, Frank, visited in Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.
Edmund Corry and Robert Munroe spent Saturday in Jacksonville on business.
Wilfred Strom and Lindsey Sowell visited friends in Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Ida Smith left Sunday for Blakely, Ga., to spend a week with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Fryer.
Miss Evelyn Darsey of Attapulgus was the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. F. Grantham, for several days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith of Tallahassee were guests here for the week-end of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Andrews of Marianna were guests here Sunday at the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Chapman.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mahaffey had as their guests for the week-end Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Selman and Miss Katie Mahaffey of Tallahassee.
Mrs. Otto Hough and two children of Jacksonville are here on a visit with Mrs. Hough's sister, Mrs. J. M. Griffin.
Misses LaVitre McGraw, Clarice Page, George Munroe and Robert Armstrong motored to Tallahassee Sunday and spent the afternoon.
Mrs. R. E. L. McFarlin and Mrs. Jack Vrieze and son, who spent a week with Mr. McFarlin in West Palm Beach, returned home Friday.
Mrs. Henry Holmes and daughter, Mary Budd, of Monticello, spent a few days of last week here with Mrs. Holmes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Budd, Sr.
Miss Agnes McRae, a student of Judson college in Marion, Ala., will arrive in Quincy the last of the week for a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McRae.
Mr. and Mrs. K. A. MacGowan and two children motored to Tallahassee Sunday and visited for the afternoon with Mrs. MacGowan's mother, Mrs. C. C. Leman.
Miss Pauline Edwards is expected to arrive here tomorrow from the college in Tallahassee to spend several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Edwards.
Miss Lucile Stuart and Stillman Bell of Chattahoochee spent Friday afternoon here, accompanying Miss Eugenia Thrower, who visited her mother, Mrs. A. G. Lunsford, for the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Love returned home Saturday from Jacksonville, where they visited for a few days, going down to take Mrs. Love’s mother, Mrs. Croslin, who left from there for her home in Bennettsville, S. C.
Mrs. Grover Taylor returned to Quincy Wednesday from Carrabelle, where she visited her sister for several days. She will spend some time here with her sister, Mrs. C. Henderson, before returning to Richmond, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rice and daughter of Chattahoochee were the guests of relatives here Monday.
John McFarlin, Jr., of Marianna spent Tuesday here with his mother, Mrs. J. L. McFarlin, Sr.
Miss Mary McCall of the college in Tallahassee spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. J. D. Archer.
Roland Anderson spent the week-end in Tallahassee visiting at the home of his mother.
Misses Annie Sowell and Julia Munroe and Mrs. R. L. Munroe visited in Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.
E. B. Embry left last week for Rochester, Minn., where he will undergo medical treatment.
?Miss Hallie Carmine visited at the home of her parents in Chaires over the weekend.
Mrs. Ig. Gardner will entertain a number of friends at bridge this afternoon at her home on Jefferson street.
Miss Rachel Burghard returned to Tallahassee Sunday, after spending the week-end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Burghard
Mrs. G. Y. Malone and two children of Dothan, Ala., arrived here last week and are house guests of Mrs. E. C. Corry.
Mesdames J. A. Cogburn and W. W. Wester of Inwood and Mrs. Tom Hudgins of Sneads spent Thursday afternoon here shopping.
H. L. Johnson, who has been the guest of his mother, Mrs. N. M. Johnson, and sister, Miss Minnie Johnson, left for his home in Tampa Sunday.
Mrs. R. E. Blitch and daughters, Misses Kate Stuart and Elizabeth, spent Saturday in Tallahassee shopping.
Miss Gladys Reynolds returned home Sunday from Fowlstown, where she was the guest of her brother over the week-end.
Miss Marguerite Hendrix of the Woman’s College in Tallahassee spent the week-end here with her mother, Mrs. J. W. Hendrix.
Mesdames Henry Munroe and R. L. Munroe and Miss Vivian McMullian spent Saturday forenoon in Bainbridge shopping.
Mrs. Guy Hall and daughter of Tallahassee were guests here Monday afternoon of Mrs. Hall’s sister-in-law, Mrs. George B. Gregory.
Sheriff G. S. Gregory returned home Monday afternoon from Okeechobee, where he attended the sheriffs’ association, which met in that city last week.
Misses Elvira and Bessie Creel and guest, Mrs. Frank Fortenberry, of Meridian, Miss., and C. F. Baker, of Dothan, Ala., spent Sunday at Panama City.
J. I. Reynolds, Roma Horton, E. H. Jernigan and Billy McFarlin spent Sunday in St. Augustine, going over to attend the New York Giants baseball game.
Mrs. C. C. Mack and son, Billy, spent Saturday morning in Tallahassee. They were accompanied home by Miss Agnes Mack, who spent the week-end there.
A. S. Munroe motored to Tallahassee Saturday for his daughter, Miss Bessie Munroe, and Miss Florida Dupree, students of the Woman’s college, who visited here for the week-end.
Cecil Gatlin of Tallahassee is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Gatlin.
Stay healthy by eating Lewis’ Bob White honey. Sold by Carman & Clark, Quincy, Gregory Bros. and Carl Moreland, Havana.
Mrs. A. M. Horne, who has been making her home at Bradenton, has returned to her Quincy home and will reside here.
Arthur Horne, formerly of Quincy, has moved from Bradenton to Tallahassee, where he has accepted employment.
Mrs. B. F. Fears, who was the guest of her sister, Mrs. I. J. Council, last week, accompanied by her father, J. N. walker, left Friday for Waukula.
Mrs. M. A. Love, president of the Quincy Woman’s Club, left Monday for St. Petersburg to attend the State Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
Mesdames R. E. Blitch, Susan Gossett and T. J. Farr motored to Bainbridge Friday and spent the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sullivan of Bradenton arrived here the first of the week on a visit of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Betts.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harris left Monday for Wildwood, where they will spend several days visiting with Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Dawkins, formerly of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Gatlin, had as dinner guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Weakley and family and Paul, Edna Mae, Ruby Flournoy and Willie Mae and Eunice Cox.
Judge T. B. Bird of Monticello spent Thursday here on legal business. He was accompanied by S. L. McCall, who spent the day with his daughter, Mrs. J. D. Archer.
Mrs. G. S. Gregory, Mrs. P. C. Davis and Misses Mae Gregory and Anna Mae Smith spent Friday afternoon in Tallahassee visiting at the Woman’s College.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Watson, Miss Helen Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Price and Mrs. J. B. Price formed a congenial party motoring to St. Marks Sunday for the day.
|Pensacola Ladies Were Visitors Quincy Friday
While on their way to St. Petersburg to attend the annual meeting of the State Federation of Women’s Clubs, Mrs. Lois K. Mayes, former owner of the Pensacola Journal, Mrs. Fred Marsh and Mrs. Walter White stopped for a brief visit at the office of the Gadsden County Times Friday. The ladies were traveling by motor and reported the roads in splendid condition between Quincy and Pensacola.
A lovely social event of the week was a bridge-luncheon at which Mrs. Leo Batt was hostess Friday afternoon. Tables were arranges in the living room, which was attractively decorated with a profusion of roses. The bridge prizes were a bronze ink stand and a Chinese tea bell. These were won by Mesdames Myron Falk and Y. L. Watson. A delicious two-course menu was served.
|Circle No. 1 Meets
Members of Circle No. 1, Baptist W. M. S., were entertained Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. O. C. Musgrove; the meeting opened promptly at 4 o’clock with a song, Trust and Obey. Devotional reading from the fourteenth chapter of John was given and several minutes were devoted to prayer, this being the first day of the Week of Prayer for home missions.
Eighteen members were present and after all business was disposed of Mrs. S. H. Rogers taught the last chapter of the W. M. U. Manual. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. V. A. Calhoun, served refreshments of ice cream and cake.
|Entertains At Bridge
Miss Olivia Shaw entertained at bridge Saturday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Shaw, honoring members of her bridge club. Following a number of interesting games Miss Sara Watson held high score and received a lovely vanity. Refreshments of a salad course with iced tea were served.
Gretna, March 23. – Several close relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Smith Sunday, the occasion being Mrs. Smith’s forty-eighth and Miss Ruby’s fourteenth birthday.
At 12 o’clock the guests were invited into the dining room, where the table was laden with a good old-fashioned dinner. The cake and coffee were served by Misses Myrtis Smith and Sarah Paterson.
With Miss Myrtis at the organ, the young folks sang several beautiful hymns.
The guests remained until a late hour, when they left wishing the honorees many happy returns of the day.
|Missionary Circle Meets With Mrs. Faircloth
Circle No. 3 of the Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union met Monday afternoon at 3:30 with Mrs. Neil Faircloth. Mrs. G. H. Boring, chairman, had charge of the meeting. There were 15 present.
The meeting was opened by a song, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” with Mrs. R. F. Godard at the piano. Prayer by Mrs. Faircloth. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved.
There being no program, a general discussion was held on different subjects of interest to the society, among which was the need of prayer for and help to the new members of the church who came in during the past two weeks’ revival.
The meeting was closed with prayer by Mrs. G. H. Boring. Following close of the meeting delicious refreshments were served by the hostess and her daughter, Mildred.
Mrs. C. W. Howard and children were guests of Mrs. J. S. Jones Wednesday.
J. A. Barr, C. B. Potter, B. F. Rowan and Fletcher Barr made a business trip to Thomasville Wednesday.
C. W. Howard and Lonnie Glenn were in Greensboro Wednesday evening on business.
Miss Inez Jones, Daisy Parrish and Cecil Barr motored over to Quincy Friday.
Mrs. L. J. Glenn was the dinner guest of Mrs. J. A. Barr Friday.
Mrs. Ida Fletcher and daughter, Mrs. Macon, of Perry, were in the community Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. J. G. Barr, son, Cecil, and daughter, Omie, made a business trip to River Junction, Saturday.
Mrs. Willie Summerford and Mrs. J. S. Jones attended the bedside of Mrs. L. J. Glenn Saturday night.
Mrs. M. H. Parker and Mrs. O. F. Shepard attended services at “Greensboro each day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Otha Edwards were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Johnson, Sunday.
Mrs. W. O. Parrish and daughter, Enamae, were guests of Mrs. L. J. Glenn Sunday.
Claude Smith of Flat Creek was the week-end guest of Cecil Barr.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Johnson of Quincy were in the community Sunday.
Several from here attended church in Greensboro Sunday morning.
Quite a number from here were present at the singing convention held at Pine Grove Sunday. The next sing will be given here at Sycamore.
Services will be held at the Sycamore Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, eastern time, by Rev. J. E. Dupree, pastor of Greensboro Baptist church. Each member is urged to attend.
Rev. J. Frank Grant, of Orlando, delivered two interesting sermons at the Baptist church here Sunday.
W. H. Thompson returned home last week, after a visit of several weeks with his daughter, Mrs. A. A. McNeil, of St. Petersburg.
J. E. Thompson and D. E. Griffin spent Wednesday of last week in Thomasville, Ga.
Dr. Matthews and family and Dr. Vines, who was conducting the Baptist revival in Quincy, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McKeown Saturday.
Mrs. Hattie Hand entertained the following guest at dinner Sunday; W. H. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Thompson and children, Miss Susie McKeown and Clifford Timmons.
Miss Evelyn McDonald has accepted a position in Marianna.
Rev. and Mrs. J. F. Grant spent last week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Johnson.
Mrs. Pratt McKeown and children and Mrs. Kelley of Blountstown were visiting relatives here last week.
Miss Lillian Green spent last week in River Junction.
Rev. Grant and wife spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Bently and Monday night with Mrs. Hattie Hand.
The many friends of Clarence Johnson were grieved to hear of his sudden death in Quincy Monday night. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.
|Antioch and Wetumpka
Mrs. R. L. Parramore was the guest of Mrs. H. D. Todd Thursday.
J. E. Todd of Tallahassee was visiting his mother Sunday.
Miss Pearl Parramore spent the week-end with Miss Mildred Todd.
All the farmers are busy planting corn.
Miss Monette Andrews of Quincy spent the week-end with Miss Willie Pittman.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Craven and daughter, Mrs. O. H. Sapp, spent the day in Chattahoochee Thursday.
Fred Gray left Friday for Mobile, Ala.
John Gray was the guest of Robert Parramore Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Sapp were guests of T. C. Craven and family Tuesday night.
Mrs. S. S. Parramore, Mrs. Willie Parramore and Mrs. A. P. Chester were guests of Mrs. W. L. Todd Tuesday afternoon.
L. L. Owens and family have been suffering with flu for the past week.
Mrs. M. L. Parramore and children, Mrs. Gordon Roberts, Mrs. L. L. Owens, W. L. Parramore and T. A. Parramore, left Saturday night for St. Augustine to visit the bedside of her daughter and their sister, Miss Leona Paramore.
Mrs. F. J. Dean of Tallahassee is visiting Mrs. C. W. Blount this week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Craven of Antioch and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dean and children of Chattahoochee were visiting in Tallahassee Sunday.
Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. J. R. Todd and Mrs. John Sinclair were visiting the bedside of Mrs. W. L. Todd Sunday.
Miss Ruby Blount of Antioch is spending a while with her sister, Mrs. Jesse Stoutamire, of Leon county.
Miss Maggie Craven spent the week-end in Quincy.
Ellis Drake, little son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Drake, is seriously ill in the hospital in Quincy.
It has been announced that a series of meetings will be held at the Providence Baptist church beginning Monday evening at 8 o’clock. March 28. These services will be held at night only. The pastor, Rev. J. E. Dupree, will conduct these services. Invitations are extended any who may wish to attend.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Hayes Sunday, March 13, a fine daughter, which they have named Doris.
W. H. Dean and Oscar Dean attended the all-day sing at Pine grove Sunday afternoon.
Some from the community have been attending the revival services at the Greensboro Methodist church and the Quincy Baptist church.
A number from over this way were in Greensboro Saturday night at the school auditorium to see the play, “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” directed by Mrs. Lois R. Glass.
The Providence W. M. S. meets at the home of Mrs. Lee Edwards Friday afternoon, March 25.
Rev. Dupree preached an impressive sermon on the subject “Preparedness” Sunday evening and two young men were led to accept Christ and are to follow their Lord to Baptism in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Richards of Chattahoochee were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Parker and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dean Sunday.
Prof. Pittman and William Pittman of Wetumpka attended preaching services here Sunday morning and spent the afternoon in the community.
Some of the ladies from over this way attended the women’s and girls’ service at the Methodist church in Greensboro Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Heskew, of Dothan, Ala.
Mrs. G. D. Fletcher and three small daughters spent the past week-end in Quincy with relatives at the home of Mrs. Bush.
|Chattahoochee High School Notes
Honor roll Chattahoochee high school, River Junction, for month ending March 11, 1927, by grades:
1 A –Honor Roll—Marion Coxwell, Woodrow Sorrels, Minnie Craft.
B—Honor Roll—Mercer Hinson, Jack Beggs, Elma Handcock, Lela Atkinson, Mary Mitchell, Christine Royal, Hazel Newberry, Geneva Smith
Honorable Mention—Marie Lewis, Marion Whiddon
2—Honor Roll—Marion Bradley, Durand Turnage, Willie York, Louise Edwards, Martha F. Folmar, Ruby Hunt, Lucile Moore, Marcia O’Bryan, Lula Patric, Inez Soreels, Frances Snell.
3—Honor Roll—Elroy Holland, Linwood Lemon, Charles McDonald, Alma Bagget, Amerzelle Ingram, Justine Sanders.
Honorable Mention—Harold Shepher, Marshall Whiddon.
4—Honor Roll—John W. Clarks, Newell Cook, Marjorie Nesmith, Louise Rooks, John Marchant.
Honorable Mention—Bruce Peacock.
5—Honor Roll—Herbert Patric, Willie Mallory, Edith Jones, Jane Barkus, Susie Williams.
Honorable Mention—Edward Taylor, Jesse Whiddon.
6—Honor Roll—Dorothy Williams, Elise Scarborough, Harry Handcock.
7—Honor Roll—Louise Linton, J. T. Ham, Rosalee McDonald.
8—Honor Roll—Howard McKinnon.
Honorable Mention—Etna Cook, Hal Boykin, Ivan Ganser.
High School—Honor Roll—Virginia Davis, Mildred Rowan.
Honorable Mention—Edgar Rogers.
Honor roll—Not absent or tardy; no grade below 85, with average of 90.
Honorable Mention—Not absent or tardy; no grade below 85, with average of 85.
Mrs. Laing Entertains
Misses Hilda and Margaret Linton were hostesses to Circle No. 2 of the Presbyterian Auxiliary Tuesday afternoon. After a home mission program, led by Mrs. H. R. Heskamp, potted meat sandwiches and iced lemonade was served.
The Christian endeavor Society of the Presbyterian church enjoyed a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Howell Thursday evening. After a number of interesting games and contests refreshments were served.
Rev. Spence of DeFuniak Springs preached two interesting sermons Sunday morning and evening at the Presbyterian church, in absence of Rev. W. P. Chalmers, the pastor.
All the circles of the Presbyterian church held an interesting meeting at the church Monday afternoon. Circle No. 2 furnished the program, which was a very enjoyable one. Several musical selections were rendered and a program on China was given. Circle No. 1 had charge of the social hour and served sandwiches and tea.
Morgan Smith, Jr. and Albert and Janet Smith of Bainbridge spent the week-end as guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Linton.
Miss Eugenia Thrower spent the week-end with relatives in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Boykin and sons spent Sunday afternoon in Marianna.
The many friends of the Sechrest family are rejoicing with them to know that little John Clay, Jr., continues to improve, after being very ill for two weeks. He is in a hospital in Dothan and all are hoping for his early and permanent recovery.
Miss Carlyne Boykin returned to Tallahassee Tuesday, after being the week-end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Boykin.
Mr. and Mrs. John Howell and family and Mr. and Mrs. L. L. McKinnon and family spent Saturday and Sunday in Panama City.
Mr., and Mrs. C. F. Mullen of Cleveland , Ohio, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Gholson and Mr. and Mrs. M. Morgan.
The Baptist W. M. S. met at the school building Monday afternoon to observe the week of prayer. They will meet there each day during the week.
Mrs. Sims Ballou and handsome little son are guests of relatives in Fort Lauderdale.
Mr. and Mrs. Blake Ballous of Bainbridge spent Saturday night as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sims Ballou.
The many friends of Mrs. T. J. Edwards are delighted to know that she is able to be up, after several days of illness.
Mrs. Jodie Hewell’s many friends are delighted to see her out again, after being confined to her bed with an illness lasting several days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Linton and Miss Catherine Fletcher spent Wednesday in Faceville.
Miss Lucile Steward left Monday night for her home in Boston, Ga., after a week’s visit with Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Barnes.
Miss Inez Bush spent the week-end with home folks in Quincy.
Mrs. Giles Toole had as luncheon guests Wednesday Mrs. Floyd and Mrs. Chafant of Bainbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Bell, Frances and Olin Bell, Jr., Misses Catherine Fletcher, Doris Edwards, Lucile Stewart and T. B. Fuller and Stillman Bell formed a party motoring to Marianna Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Moseley spent Tuesday morning in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rowan spent Sunday in Greensboro.
Mrs. H. R. Keskamp is able to be at school again, after a few days’ illness.
W. M. S. Meeting
Miss Elise Laffitte, home demonstration agent, was at the school Monday in interest of her work.
Mrs. Thelma Coleman of Waycross, Ga., is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Coleman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Byrd visited Mrs. Byrd’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. King McLemore, in Iron City, Ga., recently.
Miss Unez Herring is visiting her uncle, Mr. Dekalb Herring, in Tallahassee.
Mrs. C. L. Herring and Miss Zada McKeown were shopping in Dothan, Ala., Thursday.
Mrs. Jas. Gissendander is visiting in Montgomery, Ala., this week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McPhaul of Jamieson spent the week-end with the J. D. McPhaul family.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Matthew, Mrs. Evans, Miss Ruth Smith, Miss Hiscock, Mrs. L. K. Holman and children attended services at the Baptist church in Quincy Sunday evening.
Miss Estelle Hanna visited her sister, Mrs. Robert Howell, for a few days last week.
H. L. Johnson of Tampa is here on a visit to his mother, Mrs. William Johnson, and his sister, Miss Minnie Johnson.
Miss Grace Hiscock of Hardaway spent the week-end with Miss Ruth Smith at the home of Mrs. J. T. Evans.
G. H. Shepard and family of Tallahassee and Mrs. J. W. Shaw were dinner guests of Mrs. Overhultz Sunday.
Miss Bertha Miller, a nurse from Gadsden County Hospital, visited her mother Monday afternoon.
It was a shock to this neighborhood when the sad news reached here Tuesday that Clarence Johnson had died very suddenly on Monday night. He died in Quincy, where he was employed at the fullers earth mines.
Mrs. J. R. Bevis and Mrs. W. S. Crofton of Quincy were visiting friends here Tuesday morning.
Rev. and Mrs. O. H. Vanlandingham of DeFuniak Springs were visiting Mrs. Gilbert Wednesday. Mrs. Vanlandingham is a sister of Mrs. Gilbert.
|W. C. Wilson Died Suddenly Saturday
W. C. Wilson, 77, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. W. Morgan, in Quincy shortly after noon Saturday. While he had not been in good health for some month, Mr. Wilson appeared to be as well as usual Saturday and had just finished lunch when he succumbed to a heart attack. Mr. Wilson was a brother of the late A. L. Wilson, who died about one year ago, and was the last surviving male member of the family, which consisted of four sons and two daughters. Mrs. Morgan is now the only living member.
Mr. Wilson was born at the old Wilson homestead at Sycamore, this county, January 25, 1850, and during the greater part of his life he made his home in this county.
Affiliating with Washington Lodge, F. & A. M. in 1882, Mr. Wilson was one of the oldest members of the local order, in which he took a deep and abiding interest throughout all the years. At his own request he was given a Masonic burial in the eastern cemetery Sunday afternoon, following services at the home of Mrs. Morgan by rev. d. J. Blackwell of the Presbyterian church. He was also a member of Gadsden Chapter, R. A. M.
Mr. Wilson was a man of strong convictions and never hesitated to express his views on subjects in which he was interested and informed. He had read a great deal in history, newspapers and periodicals and gifted with a retentive memory was often sought out for information relating to incidents before and since the days of the Civil War.
Perhaps the highest compliment that can be paid the aged citizen is that he was sincere and frank in all his dealing with his fellow man.
|James F. Gray Dies This Morning After Three Weeks Illness
James Forest Gray, 34, who had been wavering between life and death at the Gadsden County Hospital for the past three weeks, died this morning at 3 o’clock, without having regained consciousness from an attack of meningitis of the brain.
The death of the young man has created wide-spread sorrow among his friends throughout this county, where he was born and spent his entire life.
A quiet, unassuming young man, possessing the finer instincts and qualities of splendid American manhood, Mr. Gray was held in the highest of esteem by his numerous friends and acquaintances, who join with his relative in mourning his untimely departure.
For the past twelve years James Gray had been in the employ of the U. S. Post Office Department as a rural mail carrier out of Quincy and his devotion to duty and unfailing courtesy made him one of the most popular men in the local postal service.
Services will be held and burial made at Concord this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the body being moved this forenoon to the home of his mother, Mrs. J. H. Gray, at Concord. He was a member of the Concord Methodist church.
Surviving relatives are his mother; sisters, Mrs. George Laing and Mrs. Robert Laing, of Calvary, Ga.; Mrs. Nonnie Owens, of Quincy; brothers, C. H. Gray, Quincy; Howard, Clarence and Claude Gray, Havana, and Lamar Gray, Jacksonville.
The funeral services were attended by many of the Quincy friends of the deceased.
Mrs. Hobart Manley and two children of Savannah returned to their home last week, after visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Anderson.
Senator and Mrs. S. W. Anderson and son Adrian, spent several days of last week in Jacksonville.
Prof. and Mrs. Hescamp of Chattahoochee were Greensboro visitors Sunday.
Mrs. T. M. Cumbie has returned home from a visit of several weeks with her children. Miss Virginia Campbell accompanied her home.
Mrs. Russel Tutt of Quincy is the guest of her mother, Mrs. T. M. Cumbie.
Mrs. Virginia Cayson is spending this week in Blountstown.
Mrs. O. P. Greene spent the week-end in Chattahoochee as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Greene.
Mrs. A. E. Greene and children, Louise and Wilbur, Jr., and Miss Lillian Greene visited her Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen and daughter, Margaret, of Attapulgus were guests of Mrs. Lois Glass Saturday night.
A Leech Rider spent Sunday in Tallahassee.
Miss Maude Dupree of Tallahassee spent Sunday here with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Dupree.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. (Jim and Cliffie) Harris entertained at a large river party Monday, honoring their brother, A. O. (Alex) Shelfer, of Ft. Myers, their house guest.
Misses Lillian Shelfer, Mary Bostick, Florence Jones, Paul Thompson and Robert Graves had a jolly picnic supper at Lake Jackson Wednesday evening and a picture party afterwards.
Mesdames T. J. Bostick and A. D. Lester were shopping in Tallahassee Thursday afternoon.
The Presbyterian Woman’s Auxiliary had the last meeting of the church year Tuesday afternoon at the church, with Miss M. D. (Mary) Lane and Mrs. Henry (Maggie Lane) Walsh in charge. Mrs. Lester’s flower and sick list report was unusually good. Mrs. Shelfer, home mission secretary, urged that more used garments be given and that the box be ready the last week in March. Mesdames Darcey and Butler are on the sick committee for next month. Mrs. Walsh will be hostess for the April meeting.
How fortunate are we to have such spacious ground to all our churches, and now that our stock law is enforced they need to be beautified with grass and shrubbery.
Mrs. Henry Walsh entertained at an elegant luncheon Thursday in honor of Mr. Walsh’s birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson (and Roberta) Ellinor entertained at a beautifully arranged dinner party Tuesday in honor of Miss Elsie Gee, whose natal day it was.
Rev. and Mrs. D. J. Blackwell and Mrs. Stone of Quincy were visitors here Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Sam Woodberry is spending this week with Mr. and Mrs. Alton Woodberry in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Spooner entertained her sewing club at a pretty party Tuesday afternoon of last week. A salad with iced tea was served during the social hour.
Miss Jewell Rollo, an attractive member of the senior high school, entertained her class at a delightful prom party last Tuesday evening. Misses Sara Rollo, Margaret Duggar and Janie Morris served a salad with hot chocolate.
Mrs. J. F. Stevens was hostess to the Baptist Woman’s Missionary Society at her home Monday afternoon, with Mrs. H. N. (Dewey) Alewine as leader. During the social hour Mrs. Stevens passed a variety of sandwiches and punch.
Planting time, whether on east Gadsden’s big plantations, back yards or formal flower gardens, is on and everybody who loves to dig and watch things grow is busy and happy.
Mrs. Hattie Gee entertained circle No. 1 of the Methodist Bible Study Class at her home Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. McDavid presided, conducting devotional and business. Mrs. Masters taught the Bible lesson. A salad with punch was served by Mrs. Gee during the social hour.
Beautiful in every appointment and elegant in detail was the banquet tendered the third and fourth departments by the first and second of the Epworth League in their recently completed and equipped quarters of the Methodist Sunday school annex Friday evening. League colors, purple and gold, were carried out in decorations and menu. Mrs. Carl Moreland, the loyal and capable leader, was at her best as toastmistress and official hostess. Seated at her right was Rev. R. E. Wicker and responding to this feast of reason and flow of soul with lofty, inspiring talks were Misses Hall, Fletcher, Duggar, Jones, Cumbie, Sappington, Mesdames Coby, Shelfer and Clyde Harris. Vocal and piano numbers by Misses Jewell Rollo and Inez McLellon were well received. The work being done with and for the leagues by Mrs. Moreland will bear fruit in the years to come, as well as during the present.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Farrell and children of Bainbridge wee recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. George Shelfer.
Miss Jimmie McDavid, who has the chair of English in Sidney Lanier high school in Montgomery, spent last week-end with her mother, Mrs. R. T. (Ella) McDavid.
Circle No. 2 of the Methodist Bible Study Class had a delightful meeting with Mrs. Harold (Jean McDavid) Bert Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. R. E. Wicker was leader. During the social hour Mrs. Bert served ice cream and cake.
|Senior Class Play, "An Arizona Cowby," At Greensboro School
Greensboro, March 23.—“An Arizona Cowboy,” to be given by the seniors of the Greensboro high school, will be staged at the auditorium Friday night, April 1, at 7:30.
The characters of the play are Farley Gantt, the cowboy-sheriff, Cecil Harrison; Paul Quillian, his partner, Fred Rowan; Duke Blackshear, a stranger from Frisco, Otha Booth; Hezekiah Bugg, a glorious liar, Robert Baker Davis; Yow Kee, a heathen Chinese, Evans McCoy; big elk, a Navajo chief, Lloyd earl McMullian; Grizzly Grim, a cattle thief, Marco Shepard; Marguerite Moore, the pretty ranch owner, Lillian Mae Clarke; Mrs. Petunia Bugg, from old Indianny, Evelyn Clarke; Coralie Blackshear, Dukes’ sister, Leola Smith; Fawn Afraid, an Indian maid, Thelma Eubanks; Young’un, not much of anybody, Allie Richards.
A strong feature of this play is the abundance of bristling clean-cut and breezy western comedy that eliminates all possibilities of there being any dull or dead moments. A mischievous little cowgirl, a bossy old woman, a funny Chinaman always in trouble and always looking for more, and Hezekiah Bugg, the biggest liar in the state of Arizona, will keep the audience in continual good humor.
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