Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times Newspaper, Quincy. www.gadcotimes.com
Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Eunice Herren.
Where the full names of people are known, they have been added in parentheses by Angela Cassidy.
|Havana School to Open September 1|
Preliminary Meeting of Faculty and Pupils Be Held On Friday, August 29
Havana, Aug. 20.--Havana High School is to open Friday, August 29. Faculty members and pupils are requested to meet at the school building at 9 o'clock Friday morning, August 29.
On account of the adoption of new high school books beginning this term, the principal and trustees deemed it best that all teachers and pupils meet on Friday and classes organized, lessons assigned, etc., in order that the pupils may come to school Monday, September 1, with their books. It is hoped that no time will be lost as all work will be taken up in regular order, after the chapel period.
The patrons will be invited to come out on opening day, September 1. A short opening program will be given then, instead of on Friday, August 29.
It is true that some of the patrons will be put to a little extra expense this term in getting the new high school books, but if the pupils will take care of their books there should not be a great deal of expense afer this year, as the newly adopted books will last eight years.
|Tax Collections Are Heavy For The Year
According to a statement issued by J. Marvin Rowan, county tax collector, taxes to the amount of $270,131.89 have been collected during the present year, as compared with $295,617.44 for the entire year of 1929. From this it is noted that collections to date this year are within $25,485.55 for the entire year of 1929. Of the amount collected $29,788.91 was paid by the S. A. L. Railway company.
|Leaf Market To Close August 27
The bright leaf tobacco market in Quincy has shown much activity during the past week, growers realizing that the market is drawing to a close for the 1930 crop. Prices during the past week have ranged on an equal with those of other markets throughout the bright leaf producing section of the South.
Up to August 20 the quantity of tobacco sold on the floor of the Williams warehouse in Quincy totaled 497,988 pounds.
The average price for the best grades is $12 per hundred for the pesent season; this price does not include the scraps, which if combined with the best grades would make the average price for this year's crop $8.20 per hundred, according to warehousemen.
The bright leaf tobacco market will have its last sale in Quincy on August 27.
|Negro Killed By Police Officers
John Stanley Dies From Wounds Received Early Monday Morning When He Resisted Arrest
John Stanley, negro, about thirty years of age, was shot and killed by Policemen C. E. Collins and R. T. Freeman about 1:30 Monday morning in the colored quarters, near the S. A. L. depot, while the officers were attempting to place him under arrest.
Stanley, as stated by the officers before a coroner's jury, and corroborated by H. C. Starling, night opeartor at the Seaboard depot, after escaping from the house in which he had been located, grappled with Collins, grasping the hand and arm of the officer in which he held his revolver and during the suffle was fired upon twice, both bullets taking effect in the body of the negro, one above the left nipple and the other in the right side.
After being shot he broke away from Collins and in his flight was fired upon by Freeman, the negro taking refuge under a nearby house, where he remained for a few monents, when he ran toward Roberts street about twenty five yards distance, where he fell and died within ten minutes after reaching the highway.
The Quincy police department had been notified by the Perry, Fla., officials to keep a look out for Stanley, claiming that he was wanted in that town to answer to a charge of assault and battery with intent to murder, having shot a negro woman during an altercation a few weeks ago in which she had lost an arm. The dead man answered to the description given by the Perry officials, his where abouts in Quincy being disclosed to the city police by a negro who was arrested through the sheriff's office of this city, who also came here from Perry and was acquainted with Stanley.
The jury returned a verdict that the negro, John Stanley, came to his death through gunshot wounds inflicted by Policemen C. E. Collins and R. T. Freeman while in the discharge of their official duty in making the arrest, firing in self defense in protection of their own lives.
|Musical Comedy at Havana Fri. Night
"Here Comes Arabella" To Be Presented by Havana Woman's Club Tomorrow Night
Havana, Aug. 19.--The Woman's Club of Havana will present "Here Comes Arabella," a three act musical comedy, Friday evening, August 22, at 8:30.
This is a Wayne P. Sewell play and promises to be the best ever staged in Havana. It has met with much success where it has been staged in Florida and throughout the Southeast.
"Arabella" is quite different from any show staged by Havana people, as it is a real musical comedy with some of the most popular and talented young men and women taking part.
The cast is composed of fifteen principal characters with four choruses ranging in size from the little tots who will be "Robin Redbreasts" to the pretty chorus girls who will present ten singing and dancing numbers at intervals, wearing lovely and original costumes.
Those having prominent parts are Arabelle, an orphan child, Bessie Staton; Bob Adair, an artist, John Boynton; Aunt Prudence and Aunt Debby, aunts, Mrs. Mose Shelfer and Mrs. Clarence Morgan; Uncle Josh, Cecil Butler, and many others, including the Town Gossip, who will amuse you with their "Ladies' Aid" meeting.
You must come and see this story of Arabella, the little orphan girl who runs away from the Gypsies and later finds a home with Uncle Josh, and the aunts whom she wins with her sweetness and charm. Later she goes to college, where lots of things happen that you must not miss.
The kiddies will enjoy this as well as the grownups. The show starts at 8:30 and admission will be 50 and 25 cents.
The Woman's Club will appreciate your presence.
Mrs. H. N. Alewine, Editor
School Opens Sept. 1
Larry Ferguson, Jr., of Jacksonville was the week-end guest of his aunt, Mrs. H. N. Alewine.
Mrs. Harold Bert was hostess to the Young Matrons' Sewing Club Tuesday afternoon.
Misses Mervin Berry of Alachua and Vivian Williams of Jamieson are guests of Miss Doris Lewis this week.
L. M. Lewis attended the annual convention of the Florida State Beekeeper's Association last week in Gainesville and was elected vice president for the ensuing year.
Don't forget to see "There Comes Arabella" at the school auditorium Friday night under auspices of the Woman's Club.
Justine and "Sonny" Griffin of Sanford were guests of Jamie Morris for the week.
Ernest Wells and family of Atlanta spent last week in Havana visiting relatives.
The friends of Misses Byrdie and Louise Winburn will be glad to learn that they are improving, after a tonsil operation at a hospital in Bainbridge Friday.
M. O. Strickland of Sopchoppy spent last week here assisting L. M. Lewis in harvesting honey.
Mrs. Gus Bert entertained the Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Club, with Mesdames Harry Womack, J. E. Robinson and Geo. Gregory present. Mrs. Charles Woodbery was a guest.
Misses Genia Chester and Edmae Daniels are spending the week at Panacea as guests of Mrs. Clarence Boynton.
Mrs. Johnny Dykes and son, Paul Van, are visiting Mrs. Dykes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith, at Hinson.
Mrs. Lee Womack was hostess to her circle of the Methodist W. M. U. Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robinson and James Robinson were dinner guests of Mis Hattie Bell in Tallahassee Saturday.
Mrs. L. O. Calloway, Lamar Calloway and Miss Zonia Robinson of Clanton, Ala., are visiting in Havana this week.
The Woman's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian church met at the home of Mrs. J. E. Thompson Thursday. The subject of study for the afternoon was "Indians," and a very interesting program was given. During the social hour a delicious salad course with iced tea was served.
Misses Prue and Nellie Clark, Gertrude Johnson, Bernice Bassett, Evelyn Chester and Edwina Griffin and Clifford Timmons and James Ray Long attended church at Chattahoochee Sunday evening.
Mrs. W. H. Evans and sons, Billie and Charles, left Saturday for their home in Mobile, Ala., after several weeks' visit with Mrs. Evans' parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Humphrey.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cross, who have been visiting Mrs. Cross' parents for the past two weeks, left Saturday for their home in Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Franklin of Leesburg, Mrs. V. C. Jackson of Quincy and Mrs. Lovie Edwards of Sawdust were supper guests of Mrs. John W. Thompson Thursday evening.
Miss Edwina Griffin and Horace Griffin attended an Epworth League social at Mt. Pleasant Saturday evening.
Miss Ruth Rhoden of Chattahoochee was the week-end guest of Misses Bert and Nell Presnell.
Mrs. W. H. Maxwell, Mrs. Ed Smith, Miss Sue Cain and Elton Maxwell left Thursday for a two weeks' visit with relatives in Pittsburg, Pa., and New Rochelle, N. Y.
Charles Humphrey spent the week-end in Jacksonville.
A number of young people enjoyed a peanut boiling at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Watson Thursday evening.
H. B. Mulican of Sanderson spent Sunday with his family here.
Mrs. Wm. Patterson of Tallahassee is visiting her sister, Miss Fannie Hubbard.
Miss Edith Toole spent the week-end near Quincy with Miss Pearl Overhultz.
Misses Pearl and Bernice Murphy of Troy, Ala., is the guest of their cousin, Mrs. H. B. Mulican.
Mrs. J. B. Overhultz and children of near Quincy were visitors here Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Griffin of Iron City, Ga., returned home Thursday.
Mrs. J. T. Evans, Sr., of Bonifay, returned to her home Wednesday, after a pleasant visit here.
S. A. Paramore and children left Saturday on a vacation of about two weeks. While away they will visit Mrs. Patterson's niece in New York and other points of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jordan, Oliver Hawkins, Roscoe and Lillie Shepard, Leon Harrison and Mittie Bradley motored to Greensboro Wednesday afternoon.
The pilau which was given by Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Bradley Friday night was enjoyed by all who were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jordan left Sunday for their home in Alachua, after spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shepard. On their return they were accompanied by her sister, Miss Lillie Shepard.
Mrs. D. S. Parkman left Sunday to spend several days in Columbus, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shepard were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Poston Sunday.
D. J. Shepard was the guest of his sister, Mrs. N. B. Johnson, Sunday.
M. E. Shepard and Mrs. J. H. Shepard motored to Greeensboro Wednesday.
Don't forget Sunday school Sunday at 10 o'clock. Come, you will be made welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Shepard and Mrs. C. L. McLane and children were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ferguson near Quincy.
Miss Bertie Shepard was the guest of Miss Mittie Bradley Friday.
News this week is like our tobacco money. It's a thing of the past.
We farmers could be lots worse off, though nothing rattles in my pocket but a ten penny nail and a 3-4 inch iron washer, but I smell peas cooking in the kitchen.
Peas and "corn dodgers" give a feeling that cannot be obtained from caviar, chicken ala king, or "joywater."
At night if we boys feel like it we can coax the old flivver to town and see Tom Mix squeeze 'em 'tween his knees 'till their eyes bulge, or better still, we can wait 'till next morning and do a few stunts of our own on old Dobbin (who isn't such a hard headed old cuss after all) while bringing in the cows.
By the latter we save a quarter to buy more onions with.
Then on the farm if we don't have anything to do we can hoe the garden while we rest up a bit, and then if we have time there's always plenty of weeds to pull.
I never would advise a fellow to farm. It's a gift. Our little farm house would just be a 'shack" to some fellows, but you can shore bet your wig it's home, sweet home to me.
I was about to forget about news, but then I'm telling you there isn't any, or else I was just too darn busy to learn it, so if you wonder what our good little community is doing come over and see.--Tiptoe.
Miss Lorene Pritchard is spending a while with her sister, Mrs. H. B. Crosby, at Brooker.
Rev. and Mrs. J. E. DuPree of Ellaville, Ga., were here Monday and Tuesday visiting friends. They were called to Capitols Saturday on account of the death of Mrs. Joe DuPree.
Abel Strickland returned last week from a long ocean trip on a freighter. His friends are enjoying hearing him tell some of his experiences.
Annette and Branson Brewer of Marianna are spending this week here.
Prof. and Mrs. J. E. Moses, Sarah and Judson, spent a day or two here last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Green, as they were returning from a visit in Alabama to their home at Okeechobee.
Miss Grace Gardner has been enjoying a visit to friends in Jacksonville and Brooksville and is expected home this week.
Robert Baker Davis has returned from Marylland, where he was in government employ in the search for Japanese beetle.
M. R. Strickland and J. C. Brewer spent Thursday of last week in Panama City.
Mrs. C. M. McLane of Tallahassee was a vistor here Tuesday afternoon at the Cumbie home.
T. L. Watson and family returned Saturday from Ty Ty, Ga., where they had spent ten days at the bedside of his mother, who has been in a critical condition for some time.
William Brewer left this week for Macon, Ga., after a two weeks' visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Finklea and daughter of Aucilla were visitors here Wednesday and were accompanied home by Mrs. A. T. Finklea and daughter, Ruby.
Mrs. Robert Nunn and little daughter of Callahan arrived here Wednesday to spend a while with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Johnson.
Clyde Gorden and Audrey Walsh were visitors in Lake City Friday.
Mrs. S. C. (Sara Catherine) Gray had as her guest last week her daughter, Mrs. George (Lilla) Laing, of McRaeville, Ga.
Mrs. L. E. Butler spent the week-end in Amsterdam, Ga., the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Hoyt Herrin.
Miss Macie Edwards of Quincy spent the past week here as the guest of Miss Lucile Strange.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. (John Henry and Hollan Walsh) Perritt of West Palm Beach were guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. (Frank and Laura) Perritt last week.
Leonard Butler spent several days last week visiting in Jacksonville.
Miss Luna (Lunie) Vickers was the guest of Pearl Elkins Sunday.
Mrs. (Lafayette) Fate (Maliscia) Vickers and Mrs. Tillie Durden and children were visitors in Calvary, Ga., Sunday.
Mrs. Amelia Bowen of Tallahassee was a visitor here Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Fryer of Jacksonville are guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Kemp this week.
John Robinson and granddaughter, Carrie Belle Sellers, of Florenceville, Texas, were visiting relatives here last week.
Mrs. B. J. Lewis of Mobile, Ala., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Hanlon, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. L. Dean and Alton Dean of Jacksonville arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dean Sunday morning. Thos. L. Dean spent the day, returning to the city that night, Mrs. Dean and Alton remaining over on a visit until Thursday morning.
The revival meeting started here Sunday morning by the pastor, Rev. Mack Robinson. Rev. E. M. Aultman, pastor of Grant Park Baptist church of Atlanta, Ga., who is to do the preaching during the revival, came Monday evening. Services are held twice daily, at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Come early for the song and praise service. We are glad to have so many worshipping with us from the nearby churches. Rev. Aultman is preaching whole gospel truth; come hear him.
Vivian, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shepard, has been very ill the past few days.
Mrs. Oscar Dougan and little daughter, Josephine, of St. Louis, Mo., came Friday and are visiting at the home of J. E. Dean and family.
We take this method of thanking those who had any interest in any way towards the cemetery cleaning here Thursday. So many were present that the work was easily done. A regular picnic dinner and iced tea was served at the noon hour.
Mr. and Mrs. Alma Dean and sons left for Jacksonville Friday noon, after spending their vacation here with relatives and on a fishing trip.
The 10 day singing school closed here Tuesday afternoon. So much interest was shown in the school that another 10 day school will be held soon by the same teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wilson. The date will be announced later. The concert Friday night was enjoyed very much. Quite a number attended. Some 40 or 50 took lessons in piano, banjo, ukelele, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wilson, Miss Townsend, Miss Humphrey, Miss Thelma Pitts, Edd McMilan and Julius Harbin were afternoon and supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dean, after attending song and preaching services at the church.
Mrs. Dougan and little daughter, Mrs. Thos. L. Dean and Alton Dean were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dean Wednesday.
Miss May Dean, with her class of intermediate Sunday school girls, accompanied by Mrs. Hugh Bowen, went on a hike and picnic Wednesday afternoon.
C. W. Harbin of Sycamore was on a business trip in the community Wednesday morning.
W. H. Dean went to Quincy Saturday and drove out a new Ford sedan.
Mrs. D. L. Ferrell of Greensboro was with her sister, Mrs. Anderson, Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hinsey and children, Miss Hazel and A. D., Jr., of Sarasota, were with Mrs. Rebecca Blount and other relatives here last week.
Mrs. Ralph Green and little son, Nolan, of River Junction, spent Thursday here.
Palmer Paramore and mother, Mrs. M. L. Parramore, returned home Saturday, after spending ten days with relatives in Jacksonville.
The Federal Roads school opened August 11, with Prof. J. L. Ward and Miss Madie Todd as teachers.
Miss Alice Blount and brother, Wilson, have been very ill but we are glad to note their improvement.
The singing class at Antioch had its last lesson Monday night. A concert was given Saturday night.
A. C. Duncan is able to be up, after being confined to bed for several days with rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Chester visited Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Chester Tuesday.
Prof. and Mrs. Ward have rooms at Mrs. C. W. Blount's. We are glad to welcome them to our community.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Paramore and son, Palmer, spent a few hours with relatives at Mt. Pleasant Sunday.
A number of our school children are suffering with sore eyes.
Recently, L. O. Glenn and daughter, Frances, of O'Brien and Mr. and Mrs. Mack Glenn of Bartow were pleasant visitor at the home of Mrs. L. B. Glenn.
A splendid meeting, which has been running at the Baptist church during the past week, came to a close Sunday night. It was enjoyed by all.
Mr. L. B. Glenn and son, Lonnie, and Miss Gerdie Greene were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Barr Sunday.
Miss Bertha Walker, who spent several months as a nurse at the Florida State Hospital, has returned home to attend school.
Mrs. Lee Munroe spent the week-end in New Orleans.
Misses Sallie and Laura Love have as their guest for the week Miss Miriam Townsend of Climax, Ga.
The Rev. Mr. Schofield of Jacksonville spent Sunday here as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vrieze.
Mrs. Horace Curry and Mrs. William Alexander of Hardaway are spending the week at Panama City.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gainey of Cairo are the guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Gainey.
Harbert Gregory and Melvin Luten left Wednesday for Panacea, where they will stay until Sunday.
Mrs. C. Elmore Webb and son, Curren E. Webb, Jr., of Tampa spent the first part of the week here as guests of Mrs. A. S. Woodbery.
Mrs. Jack McFarlin and little daughter left Tuesday for Jacksonville, where they will spend several days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mosely have as their house guests the former's mother, Mrs. J. R. Mosely, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Misses Laura and Lillie Mae Fraser of Flemington, Ga., arrived Wednesday to be the guests of Misses Sallie and Laura Love for several days.
Miss Lillian Kilpatrick of Marianna spent Monday night here as the guest of Mrs. R. G. Harris while en route to Gainesville.
Miss Margret Munroe will arrive Wednesday from Camp Montreat, Montreat, N. C., where she has spent the past month.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Clark are here from Jacksonville on a visit to their son, N. J. Clark, at his home on South Madison street.
Mrs. J. J. Love and two children, who have been spending the past week in Atlanta, have gone to Hendersonville, N. C., where they will spend several weeks.
Dr. C. C. Mack motored to Augusta the latter part of the week, where he went to get Mrs. Mack and son, Billie, who have been spending several weeks there.
Mrs. M. A. Love and daughter, Miss Sara Mae, who have been spending the summer in Europe, will arrive in Jacksonville the early part of next week. They will be met by Mr. Love, who will bring them home.
Mrs. S. E. Wihoit, who with her children has been spending several weeks in Clayton, Ga., accompanied H. E. Corry on a trip through the North and East, returning to Clayton the first of the week.
Mrs. H. F. Bolen, proprietor of the Lucille Shoppe, returned Sunday from Atlanta, where she went to see the new fall millinery now being displayed.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McRae and little daughter, of Mobile, Ala., and Miss Agnes McRae of Dothan, Ala., arrived Monday to visit relatives for several days.
F. P. May, Sr., and Mrs. Abbie M. May and children left Monday for Panama City, where they will spend several days at the MacGowan cottage.
Mrs. K. M. Davis and two sons, Kenneth and Harry, who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dezell and other relatives here and in Greensboro will return to their home in Delray Beach Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jones, Reginald Rowan, W. P. Chalmers and Mrs. Sam Dean of River Junction were among those who attended the O. E. S. party at Lillian Springs Monday evening.
Mrs. W. H. Maxwell and son, Elton, and Mrs. Ed Smith and Miss Sue Cain left Thursday for Pittsburg, Pa., where they will visit relatives. They will be gone for several weeks and will spend some time in New York before returning home.
Mrs. C. H. Jones and sons, Charles and Louis Jones, and guests, Mrs. Roy Dunaway and little daughter, May Random, of Valdosta, formed a congenial party spending the week-end at Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine.
Miss Lucille Jenkins of Jacksonville is the attractive guest of her aunt, Mrs. Jesse Reeves, on West Washington street. Miss Jenkins will visit relatives in Chattahoochee before returning home.
Miss Lois Coxwell returned to her home in River Junction Sunday from Tallahassee. She was accompanied by Miss Bernice Carter and will be her guest for some time. Miss Coxwell also has as her guest, Miss Irene Coxwell.
Mrs. E. B. Embry and Misses Sora Embry and Hazel Middleton motored to Tallahassee Tuesday afternoon, where they went to take Miss Elizabeth Cermak, who is returning to her home in St. Petersbury, after a visit of two weeks here with Miss Sora Embry.
D. A. Butler, of Havana, was in Quincy Tuesday making final delivery of his sun tobaco to Leo H. Batt. Mr. Butler also grew four acres of shade tobacco this year, which turned out to be a fancy crop and sold at a good price to Woodbery and DeLacy.
Forming a congenial yachting party this week were Misses Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Celia Davidson, Mary Edna Bell, Richard Graves, Mortimer Bates, Jr., Walter Cowart, of Jacksonville, and Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Smith. The party motored to Carrabelle, where they went on board the Graves yacht, "Annabelle," in which they spent the week cruising the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay.
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