Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times Newspaper, Quincy. www.gadcotimes.com
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.
|Remarkable History of Progress Shown by River Junction in Recent Years
River Junction, in the extreme western section of Gadsden county, has been a town of more than ordinary importance during the past sixty years, it being the terminal point of four railroads and a streamboat service touching the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola.
Development has been steady and substantial in the towns of River Junction and Chattahoochee the past ten or twelve years, and the two places, which have been incorporated under one charter, conservatively claim a population of more than 2, 500 people, and enjoy all the conveniences and comforts of larger towns. The streets, while not paved, are graded and kept in splendid condition. A liberal use of the paint and brush is indicative of the refinement and culture of the people who live and own homes in the two towns. Flowers embellish the front yards and fruit trees and vegetables can be found in the gardens back of the homes. The stranger entering the town is impressed at once with the idea that "this is a good place to live and prosper."
River Junction is possibly the only town in the state operating under one charter that can boast of having two separate and distinct post offices--one in the business section of River Junction and the other in Chattahoochee.
There are fifteen stores carrying splendid stocks of merchandise, two drug stores, bank with ample capital to meet the demands of business, several garages and filling stations, moving picture houses, restaurants and hotels in both sections of the city.
Great pride and interest is shown in the churches and schools of this steadily growing town. There are four churches of different denominations claiming a splendid membership with a gradual increase. A school building costing $56,000 and capalbe of caring comfortably for several hundred children is centrally located and is well attended. The school will soon begin its annual session with a faculty carefully selected to direct the training of young minds.
The town is governed by a municipal form of government, as the people have not reached that stage of progress that the services of a scientific city manager is required. Dr. B. F. Barnes is the mayor; B. T. Hunt, city clerk; H. Dolan, chief of police. The city council is composed of W. L Shepard, chairman; E. H. Boykin, L. B. Edwards, W. B. Atwater, J. P. Linton, men who are striving always for the best interests of the entire town.
Two saw mills are operated within the incorporate limits, and several located within a few miles of the town, the pay rolls of which greatly add to the volume of business of the merchants. And this is not the only source of revenue that helps to swell the immense business of the twin cities. The state hospital, adjoining the incorporate limits of the town, has a pay roll which amounts approximately to $28,000 per month, and a great deal of this money finds its way into the coffers of the business men of the little city.
The fertility of the farming lands north, east and south of River Junction are claimed to be by those who have cultivated them of superior productive power for tobacco, corn, sugar cane, potatoes, in fact for any article produced in Gadsden county. These lands have never reached prohibitive prices, and men possessed of limited capital can easily secure a farm on liberal terms.
The virgin timber of the River Junction section of Gadsden county is fast becoming exhausted, and the saw mills now operating in that section will soon be compelled to seek other localities where timber is more plentiful. The business men of the twin cities realize that now is the time to be seeking other industries to cultivate the lands that have been depleted of their timber values.
State Highway No. 1, properly designated as the Old Spanish Trail, passes through the town and is soon to be concreted from Quincy to the bridge spanning the Apalachicola river. The building of the bridge added much to the business interest of the twin cities. Jackson county farmers have been afforded a market for their products who before the bridge was opened to traffice were compelled to transport them to far-a-way markets that entailed considerable loss of time and money.
No better country is to be found in western Florida for the raising of live stock than that bordering on the Apalachicol river. Grain and grasses flourish well in this section, and without these two necessary accessories stock raising is a dismal failure in any country, in any clime, under the most careful treatment and care.
This section of Gadsden county is admirably adapted and conveniently near to the large markets to make poultry raising profitable. Already several are engaged in the business on a small scale and report satisfactory rewards for their investment and time given to the industry.
The production of sugar cane is one of the leading and profitable industries of the western section of Gadsden county; thousands of acres have been planted this year and the prospects are flattering for an immense yield. Soon the grinding and juice boiling season will be here and everything living on the farm will begin to show signs of gaining flesh; even the dwarfed pig of the barn yard develops into a marketable porker after "chawing' several stalks of the cane and drinking liberally for a few days of the "skimmings." Puny and sickly children become red-cheeked during the "sugar cane grinding" season, and the old men and women brighten up and forget their ages. This is the kind of life that the western section of Gadsden county is offering the man who is content to live a life of happiness and ease without too much labor to come while coming is good, and buy land while land is cheap. It is a motto and established principal of the business men and citizens of the twin cities to extend every courtesy to those visiting the town, whether on business or pleasure, and it will pay those seeking homes or investment to visit River Junction and make investigations before going any farther.
|County Court Convenes Monday, September 12
The county court, Judge P. S. Thompson, presiding, will convene Monday, September 10, with a docket consisting of a few minor cases of civil suits and about the usual number of violators of the prohibition law. The following jury venire has been drawn to serve during the term of court:
O. B. Smith, Jr., G. W. Rowan, J. S. Snyder, J. S. Allen, J. M. Rowan, D. A. Whittle, R. C. Poythree, L. L Weakley, A. L. Johnson, A. McPherson, H. H. Clark, C. D. Haire.
|School Term Opens on Monday Morning; Outlook is Bright|
Pupils Expected to Report Saturday for Enrollment and Assignments
Vacation days are rapidly drawing to a close and will be definitely terminated Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, when pupils of the local high and graded schools are expected to report for enrollment and assignment of lessons. The 1927-28 session will begin for the teachers Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock with a faculty meeting in the auditorium. All teachers are expected to attend, according to Prof. J. E. Brewton.
For those pupils who failed to pass examinations at the close of the previous year, tests will be given Thursday and Friday, beginning at 9 o'clock. This will be the last opportunity offered pupils to make up the work they failed on last term.
Monday morning at 9 o'clock the session will be opened with informal exercises. No program has been arranged but talks will be made by school officials. Parents and others interested are welcomed to attend these exercises, says Prof. Brewton.
Immediately after the opening exercises classes will begin and will continue until 4, instead of 3:30, as formerly. The dinner hour will remain as heretofore, from 1 until 2 o'clock.
A number of innovations are to be tried out this year, one of which will be the dividing of the class day into six hourly periods, using half of the period for recitation and the remainder for supervised study. This will take the place of the forty-five minute recitation period. Another change is that in course of study in the junior high school, which is being introduced for the first time this year. The junior high school will include the seventh, eighth and ninth grades, and the following subjects are to be offered-- library instruction, junior business training, home economics, general science and general language.
In introducing the junior high school the quota of teachers will probably be about the same, but more teachers will have degrees and better qualifications.
Another feature will be the activity period, which means that one hour each week will be devoted to club work. These will be fourteen organized clubs, each of them sponsored by a teacher. Plans include the organization of a glee club, orchestra, journalistic club, etc. If these plans materialize it is hoped that the local high school will enter the state oratorical contest and compete for the scholoarships and other prizes to be given.
Owing to the crowded condition of the school, it has become necessary to make a reasonable tuition charge for admission of pupils from outside the district who attend the Quincy school, grades one through the eighth. This charge will be $3 a month for the first child and $2 for each additional child in the family who attends school from outside of district No. 1.
The tution is payable to Supt. C. H. Gray and half of it must be paid in advance. This charge is made to take care of added teachers and other expense made necessary by the increased enrollment.
A receipt from Mr. Gray indicating payment will be accepted at the school for enrollment and admission to classes.
Under the provision of the free text book law books will be furnished from the first throught the sixth grade. This does not include supplementary books.
Miss Grace Hemming, primary supervisor, Tallahassee; Miss Ludie Parrish, lower first , Cairo, Ga.; Mrs. P. C. Davis, higher first, Quincy; Miss Evely Johnstone, lower second, Byronsville, Ga.; Miss Mary Leigh Vaughn, higher second, Geneva, Ala.; Mrs. C. L. Timmons, lower third, Quincy; Miss Rebecca Torrey, higher third, Elberton, Ga.; Mrs. Inez Daughtry, lower fourth, Oglethorpe, Ga.; Miss Scott Latimer, lower fifth, Woodstock, Ga.; Mrs. Ira Price, higer fifth, Quincy; Mrs. V. C. Jackson, higher sixth, head teacher, Quincy; Miss Gladys Reynolds, lower sixth, Pensacola.
Miss Jewel Davis, English, history, J. H., Montgomery, Ala.; Miss Lennis Shoemaker, geography, history, J. H., Harrisonbury, Va.; Miss Hallie Carmine, English, business training, J. H., Chaires; Miss Trudie Taylor, mathematics, J. H., Quincy.
James A. Shanks, science, Batesville, Ark.; A. H. Cox, mathematics, athletic coach, Athens, Ga.; Miss Jennie Rose Hood, head English department, Channing, Texas; Miss Martha Neel, Latin, Thomasville, Ga.; Miss Emily Neel, French, psychology, English, Thomasville, Ga.; Miss Margaret Harley, home economics, Valdosta, Ga.; Miss Annie Mae Folsome, head of teacher training department, Monticello; Mrs. Anna Nixon, head of mathematics department, Quincy.
|Carl Bradwell of Liberty County Arrested by Federal Officers
Carl Bradwell, farmer, living in Liberty county, seven miles north of Hosford, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by federal deputy marshalls for having in his possession eight gallons of whiskey and fifteen gallons of scuppernong wine. He was brought to Quincy, where he gave bond in the sum of $1,500 for his appearance in court at Pensacola during the month of October. The whiskey and wine was found in the home of Mr. Bradwell, and having in his possession more than the Volstead act permits for private and medicinal use, it became obligatory upon the officers to confiscate the beverages and place the head of the household under arrest that he might make an explanation before a jury and judge in the federal court.
|E. G. Beinhart Leaves Quincy to Engage in Work in Louisville|
Had Been Engaged in Plant Breeding Here for Past Five Years
E. G. Beinhart, who for the past five years has been engaged in tobacco breeding work in Gadsden county, has been engaged by the Tobacco By Products and Chemical Corporation, of Louisville, Ky., to take charge of their tobacco production work. This company is the largest manufacturer of tobacco by-products in the world, and supplies over ninety percent of the nicotine that is consumed.
Mr. Beinhart, who has had an experience in tobacco affairs of nearly 25 years, enters upon his new duties with a background that is said to be as extensive as tobacco production is in this country, having now worked either in field or factory with all of the principal American tobacco types. He is probably best known for his work in cigar tobacco breeding, having assisted in the early years in the Connecticut Valley on the development of the present type of Cuban used up there. Later while with the U. S. Department of Agriculture he was identified with the development of the Round Tip tobacco, a variety that is admitted to have put the Florida shade tobacco business on its feet in recent years.
He was called to Florida in 1923 when the epidemic of black shank threatened the industry with extinction, and since then has been identified with the development of resistant strains of Florida cigar tobacco types.
In commenting upon leaving his work in Gadsden county, Mr. Beinhart said, "Naturally I leave active work behind me with considerable regret. The past five seasons here have been busy ones and I really believe well spent. I am glad if I have been able to contribute to the returning morale of the agriculture in Gadsden county. The work I have done can well be carried along by the state experiment station and the plantations. We have come through the darkest part of the journey and there is daylight ahead. I am leaving three varieties that show good resistance and it now requires only selection to refine the quality. I have a Sumatra, a Round Tip and the Beinhart 44 Cuban that have stood the onsloughts of black shank this past year with encourging success."
"All three need refining but this no doubt will come within the next few seasons. The Beinhart 44 this year shows up the best, in my opinion, of any crop of this variety that we have had, probably because it was better handled generally this year by the few growers who have stayed by it experimentally. It has a very bad gesture of cupping in the upper middles and tops that render it well nigh impracticable as now is. A few years' work should improve it in this particular."
"It served a very good purpose, however, in showing well over 90 percent resistance, and a few years back helped the morale of many shade growers in the county. And there is likely to be a growing market for the wide shaped, more economical Floirda Cuban wrapper."
"I felt very much at home in Gadsden county, where my family and I have many good and kind friends. We have tried to do our part in the other community affairs as they have come along. It is a very pleasant place to live, and we will continue to make our home here for some time to come."
"My new work is a phase of tobacco production and manufacturing that has always held a great interest for me, and I enter it with a keen anticipation."
Mr. Beinhart left last week to take up his new duites in earnest. He expects to be gone about two months, during which time he will visit all the principal tobacco producing sections of the country. He went from here to California.
|Inglis Farm, Near Quincy, Containing 1800 Acres is One County's Show Places
Edward A. Inglis, wealthy real estate operator of Miami, has an unshaken faith in the future development and permanent prosperity of Gadsden County, and a high estimate for its people, as was evidenced when he invested in a tract of land six miles south of Quincy embracing 1800 acres. Here, on this magnificent estate Mr. Inglis has provided a place of recreation and rest for himself and friends when becoming fatigued with the humdrum of a busy city life, a rendezvous that appeals to the man who enjoys nature in its wild state.
The original Spanish Trail, from Pensacola to St. Augustine, traverses the vast estate near its center, which is considered an advantage, as it is a good public highway maintained by Gadsden county. About one hundred yards from the highway, nestling among massive shade and fruit trees will be found a splendid little cottage with all the conveniences and comforts of a city home. Here Mr. Inglis spends about six weeks of his time during the spring and three during the winter--always making it convenient to be on hand when the fishing and hunting seasons are at their zenith.
He is not only making his estate one of the greatest game preserves in this section of Florida, but under the direction of his able and industrious superintendent is making his holdings return handsome profits from the products of the lands and stock raising. The soil is of a highly productive quality, and seldom fails to yield abundantly of corn, tobacco, peanuts, potatoes and other articles of a food nature.
Little River, a stream containing bream, trout and other fresh water fish, passes through the farm on the west, and fishing in the stream is said to be good at almost any season of the year.
Wild Game Plentiful
Rhode Island Reds predominate in the chicken yards, and remarkable success has been the result of Mrs. Wynn's untiring efforts in nursing the little biddies into frying size chickenhood. On this farm will be found the guinea fowl in great numbers, which has become almost extinct in many sections of the country. They are valuable for their prolific laying and nutritious elements of the egg. Last, but not least, there are three geese on this ranch that are wonders, if size is taken into consideration in passing an opinion on geese. The superintendent says the three will weigh approximately 60 pounds, and the feathers from any one of them would be sufficient to make a boarding house pillow. The geese were procured in Illinois by Mr. Inglis while touring that state last year.
Herd Aberdeen-Angus Cattle
The Poland-China Hog
"Never before in my recollection," said Mr. Wynn, "have I noticed quail so numerous as this year, and can account for this great increase in the birds only from the fact that during the hatching season there was a very light precipitation of rain after hatching and were not drowned, which often occurs during a wet spring." The fields and woodlands on the Inglis ranch are well supplied with birds and they are feasting and fattening on field peas and corn.
Planting Fruit Trees
Made Money on Tobacco
2,000 Bushels Corn
Mrs. R. M. Garrett and little son, Guy, are house guests of Mrs. E. W. Earnhart.
Mrs. Howard (Yvonne) Gray was hostess to her sewing club Tuesday afternoon. After a delightful sewing fest, Mrs. Gray served a salad with iced tea.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude (and Leo) Arrington and Master Fred Arrington were in Quincy Thursday evening for the pictures.
Mesdames Marvin (Thelma) Miller and Howard (Yvonne) Gray were shopping in Tallahassee Wednesday morning.
Mrs. C. H. Persons underwent a tonsil operation at Gadsden County Hospital Tuesday morning.
The local league members were hosts to the Gadsden County Union Friday evening, with Mrs. Carl (Rosalie) Moreland as offical hostess. An address by Miss Lynda Cumbie, reading by Miss Marie Stewart and a vocal solo by Miss Caroline Shelfer composed the program. During the social hour games, and a salad with iced tea were throughly enjoyed. Mrs. Moreland's earnest work among the young people is evidenced in all the league and church activities.
Miss Grace Shelfer, who made such a fine record at Havana high and at the Woman's College, where she completed a teacher's normal training course, has a position in the Mt. Pleasant school.
Miss Eleanor Nicholson left Wednesday for Kissimmee, where she teaches Latin in the high school this year.
|Antioch and Wetumpka
Miss Thursey Rudd and J. C. Gray were visiting Mrs. C. W. Blount Wednesday.
Mrs. M. M. Rudd, Miss Thursey Rudd, C. G. Gray and sons, Elmer and J. C., were visiting Mrs. C. H. Richards in Providence Friday.
Gordon Craven was the dinner guest of Elmer Gray Saturday.
Robert Turner and grandfather of Bristol were dinner guests of T. C. Craven Saturday.
W. R. Craven and M. M. Strowder of Berlin, Ga., visited relatives and friends a few days last week.
Miss Alice Blount of Tallahassee is spending a while with her mother, Mrs. C. W. Blount.
Miss Ruby Craven left Friday night for Tallahassee, where she began work Saturday.
Miss Alice Cross was the guest of Miss Jettie Craven Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Chester and children and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Duncan and children were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Todd Sunday.
Friends and relatives are glad to learn that Mrs. A. P. Chester is improving, after an operation.
Miss Madie Todd and Prof. Collis Blair were dinner guests of Miss Pearl Paramore Sunday.
Miss Love Gray and Fred Gray were dinner guests of Mrs. C. W. Blount Sunday.
Mrs. C. H. Richards and son, Mark, of Providence, attended services at the Baptist church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Dean of Chattahoochee attended services at the Baptist church Sunday.
Miss Callie Lovette of Bainbridge is visiting Mrs. H. D. Todd this week.
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Blount of Leon county attended preaching at the Baptist church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Pittman and Miss Lorene Anderson of Tallahassee were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Paramore Sunday.
People in this community are enjoying the meeting this week, with Rev. O. N. Revell doing the preaching.
Alma and Alton Dean and Mrs. Duncan of Jacksonville arrived here Saturday night and spent the week-end with relatives. They returned to the city Monday, accompanied by Mrs. J. E. Dean, Miss Mary Anne Dean, little Josephine Carter and Oscar Dean.
Recently Miss Ester Richards of Orlando was among relatives here and Chattahoochee. Miss Richards has just returned from New York, where she went on a pleasure trip.
Miss Majorie Bowen has returned home, after visiting some weeks with her people in West Palm Beach and Lake City.
Miss Allie Richards will leave soon for Tallahassee, where she will attend college this winter. Miss Richards won a scholarship.
Willie and Homer Jones of Jacksonville are spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Alma Dean and little son, Donavon, Mrs. Duncan and Miss Nellie Dean were visiting in Bainbridge, Ga., Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dean left Monday afternoon for New Orleans.
Miss May Dean was the guest of Miss Marjorie Bowen Tuesday night.
Eglon Parker spent a few days in Chattahoochee last week with his sister, Mrs. W. B. Richards.
Recently Mrs. Judson Clark and Mrs. Pitts of Mt. Pleasant were at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Richards a few days.
Friday afternoon a number gathered at the cemetery and completed the work that was left unfinished the Wednesday that the working was held.
Mrs. A. A. Johnson was the guest of her mother, Mrs. S. F. Rowan, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Harbin and children returned home Tuesday afternoon, after spending several days in Georgia with Mr. and Mrs. Willie McDonald and others.
W. O. Parrish, daughter, Daisy, and Cecil Barr motored to Quincy Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Rowan spent a short while with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Potter Wednesday afternoon.
Prayer meeting was well attended Thursday evening and there seems to be much interest shown toward it.
Ben Johnson, Misses Trudie Whittle, Dovie Glenn, Robert Dyer, William Summerford, Sterling Howard were among those who attended the league union at Havana Friday night.
J. G. Barr and son, George, motored to Bristol Saturday afternoon on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dean, daughter, Nellie, Mrs. Alma Dean and baby, Donavan, were afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Potter Saturday.
Miss Lovie Smith was the week-end guest of her brother, O. B. Smith, of Chattahoochee.
Mrs. L. J. Glenn and children were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Durham of Bristol Sunday.
May Hew Rowan, Miss Lottie Barr, Julius Harbin and Miss Girdie Barr spent a short while in Bristol Sunday afternoon.
Misses Lovie Smith and Trudie Whittle were guests of Miss Essie Potter Sunday.
Alton and Erie Dean were in the community Sunday afternoon.
|Local School Officials Cannot Prescribe Dress and Habits Teachers
Tallahassee, Aug. 29.--School teachers of Florida may bob their hair, wear silk stockings, shorten their skirts and attend dances as much as they please without running afoul of rules and regulations prescribed by the state authorities Attorney General Fred H. Davis, in effect, advised W. S. Cawthon, state superintendent of public instruction, today.
Mr. Cawthon requested the attorney general's opinion in the matter when a letter reached him from a school trustee of Holmes county, complaining that contracts for teacher employment in that county contained a clause against the attending of dances, or participating in them.
The state superintendent of education, the attorney general said, has the power to make rules and regulations governing the conduct of teachers, and it is the duty of the state board of education to cooperate with him in enforcing them. County superintendents and county boards, he added, have no right to prescribe rules and regulations in conflict with those of the state authorities. "In the interest of wisdom and common sense, the form of the countract prescribed by the state board of education omits and reference to whether the teacher shall bob her hair, wear silk stockings, shorten her skirts, attend dances, etc.," Mrs. Davis stated.
|Dr. P. A. Brinson Leaves Havana for Baldwin
Dr. P. A. Brinson, who for the past twenty years has been a practicing physician at Havana, in this county, has returned from New York, where he completed a three months' post graduate course in diseases of children at one of the large hospitals. After a brief visit here he left Sunday for Baldwin, where he will be associated with his brother, Dr. W. D. Brinson. The practice and office of Dr. Brinson at Havana have been taken over by Dr. K. Cross, formerly of Invesness.
Mrs. J. S. Allen entertained about twenty-five little folks Monday afternoon at her home, honoring the sixth birthday of her grandson, Wallace Allen, Jr., of Jacksonville. Games were played during the afternoon and favors of balls were given to each guest. Delicious ice cream and cake were served.
|Mr. and Mrs. MacGowan Leave for American Legion Convention in Paris
Mr. and Mrs. K. A. MacGowan left Newport News, Va., this week aboard the "Penland' of the Red Star Liine ot attend the American Legion convention in Paris. They will land at Antwerp, Belguim, September 17, and in company with others bound for the convention will be transported to Brussels, where they will be greeted by King Albert, of the Belgians. From there they will continue to Paris, their destination.
Mr. MacGowan was in the Army aviation services during the war, and as a token of their good will and best wishes for a pleasant journey, the Exchange Club, of which he is vice-president, presented Mr. MacGowan with a miniature momoplane at the Friday luncheon.
|Miss Ruby Bailey Entertained Wednesday
Miss Ruby Bailey entertained two tables of players at bridge Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bailey, on King street. Progressive bridge was played and when final score were totalled Mrs. Henry Munroe held top score and received a box of Coty's powder. The low score prize, a dainty handkerchief, was won by Mrs. Sam Anderson. Following the games covers were laid on the card tables and frozen fruit salad, sandwiches, saltines, and iced tea were served.
Of sincere interest to hosts of friends here and elsewhere will be the announcement of the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Creel to Mr. Stuart Bostick, the wedding being solemnized Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Bainbridge. Rev. J. E. Ward, pastor, performed the impressive ring ceremony, witnessed only by Miss Elizabeth Bostick, sister of the bridegroom and R. K. Shaw, Jr.
Mrs. Bostick is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Creel, of Sears, former residents of Quincy. She is a young girl of unusual charm and personality which has made many friends for her during the two years she has lived here.
Mr. Bostick is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Bostick of this city and is a young man of sterling qualities. He is employed with R. K. Shaw, Jr., sporting goods store.
The young couple will make their home with Mrs. L. A. Shaw.
Mrs. R. E. Blitch entertained a number of young tots at her home Tuesday afternoon, honoring her little daughter, Josie, the occasion being the honoree's fourth birthday. Games were played, the hostess being assisted in entertaining by Mr. Roy Blitch. Ice cream and cake was served.
|Rev. Frank Grant is Conducting Revival Meet
Rev. Frank Grant, of Orlando, is conducting a revival meeting at the Baptist church at Gretna, which opened Sunday and will continue for about two weeks. Rev. Grant was formerly pastor of the Gretna and River Junction Baptist churches, leaving here in 1922, since which time he has been engaged in evangelistic work.
|Rev. Patterson Returns Home From Vacation
The Times is in receipt of a card from Rev. F. J. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church here, advising that he will return to Quincy today or tomorrow and will conduct services at the ususal hours Sunday forenoon and evening. Rev. Patterson states he has had a fine vacation and was successful in catching all the fish the law allows Saturday and Monday at Cocoa.
|Mrs. J. T. Stabler
Mrs. J. T. Stabler, aged 48, formerly of Alabama, but a resident of Quincy for the past two years, died at the Gadsden County Hospital Saturday morning, after a lingering illness from pulmonary embolism. The remains were returned to Mt. Vernon, Ala., for interment. A husband and seven children, two brothers and a sister survive her. Mrs. Stabler had been a patient and intense suffered from the malady which finally ended her life, but with a Christian fortiture meekly submitted to the will of the Great Powere above.
|Dr. Davis Returns
Dr. J. C. Davis, who with his family has been spending some weeks as guests of relatives in the mountains of North Carolina, returned home Saturday.
J. H. Barton of Faceville spent Saturday in this city on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Reeves motored to Panacea Sunday.
Majestic Range demonstration September 12th to 17th. Bell & Bates Hardware Co. advt 1t
Charles Neff spent last week here with his sister, Mrs. J. B. Pound, returning Friday to Perry.
Edwin Baur spent last week in Chattahoochee visiting his aunt, Mrs. H. H. Williams.
F. P. May and Perry May left Monday for Atlanta, where they will spend this week.
Miss Nona Clarke returned Monday to Aiken, S. C., after a visit with relatives in Quincy.
Miss Marion Luten has as her guest Miss Lois Stoutamire of Hosford.
Stephen Cousseaux and Millard Davidson of Tallahassee visited friends here Tuesday.
Guy Strickland left Saturday for Tampa to spend several weeks with his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Thomas and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moore spent Sunday at Panacea.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jernigan and family were visitors to Newport Springs Thursday afternoon.
F. C. Millirons was a business visitor in Jacksonville over the week-end.
Sheriff G. S. Gregory spent Saturday and Sunday in St. Augustine on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Woodbery of Orlando are visiting relatives in Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Crawford of Tallahassee visited in Quincy Sunday afternoon with Mrs. G. S. Gregory.
Marshall Mays and C. S. Hodges of Bainbridge were business visitors here on Friday.
Mrs. Love Gregory and daughter, Evelyn, returned home Monday from Jacksonville, where they were guests of relatives for the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Davis are expected home today from a visit of a week with the former's brother, Dr. K. M. Davis, and family in Delray.
T. R. Smith and George Allen McDearmid formed a party going to Mobile, Ala., Saturday for a week-end visit with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Cooksey and Mrs. Reynolds of Tallahassee were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Dean Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McCloud and family left Monday for their home in Everglades, after an extended visit here with relatives.
Mrs. Abner Averitt and J. I. Reynolds visited at Panacea Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Smith. They were accompanied home by the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Reynolds, of Bainbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Allen and two sons visited relatives here over the week-end, returning to Jacksonville Tuesday and taking with them Mrs. Jack Vrieze and son, who will be their guests for the week.
Miss Mary Sanders of Oglethorpe, Ga., and Miss Gladys Reynolds of Pensacola will arrive Friday to resume their duties as teachers in the local graded school. They will make their home with Sheriff and Mrs. G. S. Gregory.
M. A. Love and son, J. J. Love, left by motor Thursday fro Asheville, N. C., where they joined Mrs. M. A. LOve and daughter, Sara Mae, who have been spending the summer at Lake Chautauqua, N. Y., and Mrs. J. J. Love and children, who have been visiting in Asheville and who will accompany them home the last of the week.
Emmett and Sidney Matthews, who have been spending the vacation months in Quincy with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. S. T. Matthews, accompanied them as far as Greenville, S. C., where they will visit for a week before returning to Norfolk, Va., to spend the winter with their grandmother.
W. F. White returned to Jacksonville Monday, after a threee day visit to relatives in Chattahoochee.
Miss Eleanor Shelley left Sunday for Tallahassee, after visiting in Quincy with Miss Catherine Graves.
Taylor Wood Griffin left Monday for Davidson, N. C., where he will enter Davidson college.
Mrs. Gus Lester returned home Tuesday from a visit of a week to Panacea.
Miss Bessie Lester left today for Cuthbert, Ga., to spend the winter studying at Andrew College.
Miss Elise McIntosh of Boston was a visitor here this week, being the guest of Miss Archie Lunsford.
James Ball left Wednesday for Clinton, S. C., to resume his studies at a college in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Munroe returned home Thursday from a two weeks' tour of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Miss Mary Foster, who has been visiting relatives in Atlanta and Paris, Tenn., for the past two months, returned to Quincy Sunday.
Mrs. G. L. McCall and children returned home Friday from Ocala, where they spent a week with Mr. McCall.
Misses Alma and Catherine Shelfer of Tallahassee arrived in Quincy Thursday and were guests of Mrs. J. M. Whittle for several days.
Mrs. Walter Philips visited her mother, Mrs. W. B. Gossett, for a few days last week, returning Sunday to Tallahassee.
Mrs. E. E. Bass and children and Mrs. J. H. Cox have returned home from a visit of ten days with relatives in Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. Roma Horton, Mrs. E. H. Jernigan and Abner Averitt formed a party motoring to Thomasville Tuesday for the day.
An invitation is extended everyone to attend our Majestic Range demonstration September 12th to 17th. Bell & Bates Hardware Co. ad 1t
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gee, returned home Saturday from Pavo, Ga., where they were called on account of the death of Mrs. Gee's brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Williams and family, accompanied by Leroy Smith, left Friday for a visit of a week to Jacksonville.
Mrs. J. A. Edwards and daughter, Pauline, returned home Friday from a visit with Mrs. Edwards' sister, Mrs. L. T. Hewitt, in Albany.
Mrs. W. M. Wilson, who spent a week here as the guest of Mrs. M. E. BAtchelor,left Thursday night for Dade City.
Misses Dorothy and Ernestine Gregory returned home Sunday from a visit of two weeks with their aunt, Mrs. G. G. Crawford, in Tallahassee.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lanier and son, Jimmie, of Jacksonville visited in Quincy over the week-end with Mrs. Lanier's sister, Mrs. J. D. Archer.
Mrs. A. Baur of Chattahoochee, accompanied by Mr. Baur of Montgomery, Ala., arrived Tuesday to visit with Mrs. W. H. Baur for several days.
J. B. Pound and T. J. Farr motored to Ward Saturday with Majore Joe Dixon, who will spend the winter there at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Langston.
Mr. and Mrs. Royce C. Lawson and daughter, Geraldine, left Saturday for Albany to visit Mrs. Lawson's mother, going from there to Delray to make their home.
Miss Beatrice Land left Friday night for Iron City, Ga., going from there to Thomasville to spend several days. She will be away about two weeks.
Mrs. Ida Smith, Mrs. H. E. Chapman and Misses Gladys Gregory and Pauline Edwards motored to Marianna Wednesday and were guests of friends and relatives for the day.
Mrs. J. W. Hendrix and family and Miss Kate Stuart Blitch returned home Saturday from a visit of two weeks with relatives in Jacksonville and Morristown.
Dr. and Mrs. T. F. Grantham returned Sunday night from Lake Butler, where they went to take Miss Blanche Roberts, who has been their guest for a week.
Mrs. J. E. Graves and Mrs. Robert Graves will leave tomorrow for Montgomery, Ala., to take Miss Mary Graves, who will enter the Woman's College for the coming year.
Misses Elizabeth Thomas and Mary Edna Bell expect to leave Tuesday for Spartanburg, S. C., where they will be students at Converse College for the 1927-28 session.
Misses Sara, Olive and Jessie Shaw and Richard Shaw, Jr., who have been spending a month at White Sulphur Springs, Ga., are expected to return home Saturday.
J. O. Clancy of Albany spent Tuesday in Quincy. He was accompanied home by his sister, Miss Mary Scott Clancy, who visited Miss Marie Conboy for a few days, and Billie McFarlin, who will go on to Auburn, Ala., where he will lenter Auburn University this fall.
Frank Pittman returned yesterday from a visit of several days with relatives in Jacksonville.
C. H. Willis and niece, Miss Nancy Belcher, are spending this week at Panacea.
Mrs. Bessie Davidson of Tallahassee was the guest yesterday of Mrs. J. E. Davidson.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rudio, Mr. and Mrs. Roma Horton and Frank Smith motored to Dothan, Ala., Sunday where they spent the day.
Free--Delkuxe Nickle Plated Copper Ware with each Majestic Range sold September 12th to 17th. Bell & Bates Hardware Co. advt 1t
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Pitts and Miss Eunice Cox motored to DeFuniak Sunday to take Mrs. Carl Cox, who will visit there for a week.
Miss Eva Morgan returned to her home in Apalachicola Tuesday, after being the guest of Miss Mary Graves for several days.
Mrs. Gertrude Ball will leave Saturday for DeFuniak Springs, where she will spend the winter at Palmer College.
Mrs. Henry Munroe will leave Friday for Chipley for a visit with her mother. She will return home Sunday.
Dr. R. F. Godard and guest, Dr. Coleman, and Clarence Crofton left Wednesday to spend a few days at Newport Springs.
Mrs. Janie Davidson has returned home from Monticello, where she spent a few days with Mrs. D.R. Bird.
Miss Janet MacGowan left last week for Atlanta, where she has accepted a position as librarian in the Carnegie Library.
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Massey returned to Quincy Wednesday morning from Atlanta, where they had been to attend the funeral of Lloyd B. Ward, Jr., a brother of Mrs. Massey, who died in Phoenix, Ariz., September 1. Funeral services were conducted in Atlanta Tuesday morning. Mrs. Ward accompanied Dr. and Mrs. Massey to Quincy and will visit them for several days, before going to the home of her brother in Hanover, N. H.
Miss Addie Wiggins, who has been confined to her bed since May, is gradually improving and hope is now entertained for her health to be permanently restored. Miss Wiggins has been in the employ of the Western Union Telegraph company of Coconut Grove, five miles southwest of Miami. She underwent a surgical operation in Quincy at the home of her mother during the month of July. Complete restoratin now seem possible.
No more anixiety. No more danger. No more doubt. Use Fly-Tox, then you may be sure your garments will retain their original beauty and perfection--free from ravages of moths. Fly-Tox kill moths, eggs, larvae. Spray thoroughly blankets, carpets, rugs, clothing, furs and wollens. Insist on Fly-Tox. Fly-tox is the scientific insecticide developed at Mellon Institute of Industrial Research by Rex Fellowship. Simple instructions on each bottle for killing ALL household insects. Fly-Tox is safe, stainless, fragrant, sure. Every bottle guaranteed. advt.
Cordy Massey, who recently returned to Quincy and who has been with the Hatcher Drug company for a short time, has accepted a position as pharmacist with Crouch's Drug Store.
Misses Mary Mount and Cornelia Jefferson have returned to their home in Lawley, Ala., after an extended visit with the latter's sister. Mrs. Eugene Thompson, of Quincy.
E. H. Hunt, Jr., returned home Saturday from Savannah, Ga., after spending a few days as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Brumby and family.
Mrs. W. C. Wiggins and son, William, arrived home Wednesday from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, where they have been visiting relatives and friends the past three weeks.
Mrs. J. J. Tiller of Abbeville, Ala., Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Walford, Dothan, Ala., spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. W. M. Wiggins, and family, of Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Trenchard and family motored to Panacea Sunday.
The Times is in receipt of an unsigned communication from Chattahoochee telling of the marriage of J. Herbert White and Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver Wester in Marianna August 31. Mrs. White holds a position of night supervisor of the Florida State Hospital Training School for Nurses at Chattahoochee, from which she was graduated in 1924.
|Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Avant Entertain Dinner Party
Mt. Pleasant, Sept, 5.--Among the many delightful affairs since the opening of the new Mt. Pleasant high school was a dinner party given by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Avant Thursday evening, primarily honoring Miss Doris Skipper, of Quincy. Dinner guests on this occasion were Misses Shelfer, Davis, Stacker, Crowder, Grubb and Whitehurst and C. F. Grubb, of Mt. Pleasant, Miss Martha Elizabeth Scarborough and Edgar Scarborough, of Chattahoochee; Misses Skipper, Patronis and Curry and John Curry, Jacke and Jeff Davis, Wilfred Cobey and Elbert Shelfer, Jr., of Quincy.
Following the dinner hour, Miss Skipper delightfully entertained the assembled guests with several selections on the piano. Miss Skipper is a musician of note, having recently finished a year's study in New York under direction of Frank LaForge and Ernesto Burnumen and being actively engaged at Columbia University in the physical education department of that institution, as well as at the National Association for American Speech as pianist.
She has broadcasted musical programs over three of the largest radio stations in New York City and was organist at Broadway Methodist church and one of the leading Baptist churches of that city while there. She has just returned from Atlanta, where she broadcasted over WSB and created quite a furor in musical cirlces in that city.
Other entertainers of the evening were Miss Margaret Curry and Miss Lucile Patronis and Elbert Shelfer, Jr., of Quincy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Overhultz, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Grubb and Prof. and Mrs. Matthews came in for the social hour after dinner.
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