June 11, 1943

Harry T Reid Returns Home
June 11, 1943

Corporal Harry T Reid, was discharged last week from the U S Army and returned to his home in the latter part of the week.

Harry T volunteered for Service in the army some months past, worked his way up to the rank o Corporal and then applied for Officer Training, was accepted and then a dormant heart ailment, discovered, or at least suspected by local physicians for some time, come to the front. The Army medical corps kept Harry T in a hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky, for around three months, in an attempt to clear this matter up, but were unable to do so, and as the climax of this issue a medical discharge to Mr Reid, and so, he is back with us.

His many friends are welcoming him back and expressing their regrets that this heart ailment, which shall in all probability never be too serious, caused his discharge from the armed forces.

It is expected that he will within the next few days resume his duties as Superintendent of Public Instruction, which Mrs Reid has been so ably holding down in his absence.

J O Burch Accepts Job Of Chief Observer
June 11, 1943

Late Monday afternoon, Sgt. Paul Short, of the U S Air Corps appointed Mr J O Burch, as Chief Observer of the local
Aircraft Warning Post. Mr Burch takes over the duties as chief observer from Joe K Malpas. Malpas is being retained as assistant.

Mr Burch is well qualified for his job and is expected to do a good job of handling the post.

Sargeant Short stated that the Air Corps was indeed lucky to get a man of Mr Burch’s type to act as the chief in this town.

It is suggested that those of you who have not as yet served on this post in Jasper, contact Mr Burch in the very near future and submit your names and the names of any in town, between the ages of 15 to 65 who have as yet not served.

The Air Corps also requested that the names of those who refuse to be submitted to them and said names shall be published. This is to start in the near future.

Coastline News Braggs About Canning Units
June 11, 1943

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad mimeographs a little news sheet each week, about farmers and farms in its territory. This week it came out bragging all over page one, about our canning unites being erected in Jasper, Jennings, and White Springs.

Thanks, – we in this county are a little more than proud of these things ourselves.

They will mean, that from now own, Hamilton County will have facilities to can its own produce each year. It means that when a farmer has a plentyful supply of food, he can arrange to have it canned, so that he can use it later, when he needs it.

June 11, 1943

Pacific Coast
March 13, 1943
Tell all the boys coming into service to be sure and visit California if they have the chance. Especially Hollywood and the Canteen. My wife and I are taking it in today and tonite. I suppose I will be going across very soon. Hold the fort down until we return.
Louis Vickers

Inasmuch as it took the card only 55 days to cross the states, we are wondering how the card got itself misplaced or if the postmaster out in California figured that since the card was written by a Floridian and being sent to Florida and was bragging about California, it undoubtedly must be in code and subject to being sabotage. Could be.

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June 11, 1943

Mrs Mamie Bryan, Mrs Lennard Register and Miss Madge Buckels returned Friday evening from Tallahassee, where they had been employed as attaches, during the 1943 session of the Legislature.

Recent Marriage of Wide Local Interest

June 11, 1943

A recent marriage of wide local interest is that of Miss Kathleen Collier, daughter of Mr and Mrs Lake Collier of this city to Glen Eugene Casey, son of Mr and Mrs John Mason Casey of Gilbertown, Alabama.

The young couple were joined in Holy wedlock on May 24th, in the home of the bride-groom, Gilbertown, Alabama.

Immediately following the ceremony the happy couple left for a short wedding trip.

Mr and Mrs Casey are now at home to their many friends in their new home, in Gilbertown.

Mrs Art Bradley Entertains at Suwannee Springs
June 11, 1943

Mrs Art Bradley entertained Friday, in her cottage at Suwannee Springs.

Swimming and Bridge were enjoyed throughout the day.

The guests included Mrs Everett Brown of Miami, Mrs Nolan Wilkes, Mrs Jim Biddle, Mrs Jack Hamilton, Mrs Eugene Lang, Mrs Leon Sandlin and Mrs Winston Rogers of Live Oak.

Mrs E C Crouch Entertains Bridge Club
June 11, 1943

Mrs E C Crouch entertained the Tuesday Bridge Club the past week. The rooms had artistic arrangements of snap-dragons placed at vantage points.

Each table of players received a prize for high score. The winners were Mrs C J Nix, Mrs Roy Adams and Mrs H M Tuten.

The guests were the regular members of the Club.

Memorial For Williams Held
June 11, 1943

The Jasper Methodist Church held a Memorial in honor of Staff Sgt Elbert Williams, recently killed in action in the European theater of war.

The services started promptly at high noon and the talks were led off by Mr Harry T Reid. His talk was followed by Col C A Avriett, who was overcome by emotion in the middle of his discourse and had to stop.

Miss Marie Ratliff gave a short and beautiful tribute to Elbert. Mrs Miriam Horne, accompanied on the piano by Miss Marion Worley sang in her beautiful voice, “The Lord Is My Shepherd.”

At the close of the services, Rev E T Standifer read a memorial passage of exceptional beauty and thought.

One of the highlights of the service was the speech given Mrs Bob Buckels, classmate of Elbert’s class of 1938. Her speech was typical of those offered in memory of this outstanding young man, and we submit it for your perusal:

“In behalf of the Graduating Class of 1938, which Elbert was a member, I feel honored with the privilege of speaking to you this morning.

“I was associated with Elbert in the lower grades in school and continued in the same classes together through our graduation. It was self-evident to everyone who knew or associated with Elbert he was safely armoured against any embitterness toward his class-mates and his life before him, even in dissapointing or adverse moments; The endowment of his brilliancy of witticism was ever present and displayed to the secret envy and pleasure of those who knew him. In our senior year Elbert was voted the wittiest boy of the senior class.

“This Community may forever recall with pride, and youthful men and women be inspired, that Elbert was embodied with conspicuous words and deeds, with courage, mental and physical fitness, surpassed by no one, and with a sense of loyalty to God, Country and his fellow man beyond question.

“It is no irrelevant or unfitting at this time to say that destiny decreed Elbert’s function of life to be fulfilled in honor and glory; with facts, deeds and examples historically left us by him that may well grow into our future life, and be closely woven into the whole texture of our understanding.

“And in representing he class of 1938, I wish to extend to the family the sympathy of each member, each member feels deeply the loss of Elbert, and we shall pray to God to make the sorrow less keen as the days go by; For you can remember that he died for his country. A noble Cause. “

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June 11, 1943

Mrs Joe K Malpas and children Sally and Kenyon and Miss Dorothy Perkins are visiting in Jacksonville with Mr and Mrs John T Vann Jr.

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June 11, 1943

Mrs Roy Bedenbaugh and daughter, Jackie of St Augustine, are the guests of Mr and Mrs B S McCain.

Military Burial Held Wednesday for C B Hughes
June 11, 1943

Funeral services for Staff Sergt Clarence B Hughes of the U S Army Air Corps, who died last Friday in a crash were held here Wednesday afternoon, in the Jasper Baptist Church, at four p m, with the Rev Dr W T Halstead, pastor of the Lake City Baptist Church officiating.

Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Sergeant Hughes, a native of Georgia moved to this city, with his parents some ten years, ago, where his father, the Rev Dr H O Hughes served as a Baptist pastor.

He was 28 years of age. He volunteered for service in the Air Corps in November 1941. Army officials have stated that he was anxious to serve his country overseas and only recently had completed hi s final courses at Avon Park and had orders, that he would soon see active service. He had already sent his keepsakes to his parents, who are at the time residing in Waldo, Florida.

He is survived by his parents, the Rev and Mrs H O Hughes, of Waldo; three brothers, Robert Hughes and Richard of Waldo; Pvt George Hughes, Deming, NM; two sisters, Mrs Milton Bryan and Mrs Gene Adicks, Jasper.

The Military services on Wednesday were in charge of a detachment from Camp Blanding. The Tuten Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

As a gesture of honor and respect to this fine young man, the entire business district closed its doors Wednesday afternoon, during the services, from four to five-thirty o’clock. A hose of his friends attended the funeral to pay their last respects to “Bud.”

Marvin Boone to Manage “Eagle”
June 11, 1943

Mr Marvin Boone will assume the active managership of the Eagle Store either late this week or early next week, when Mrs Myron Crawford resigns to join her husband, in Kentucky, who is in the armed service.

The Crawford’s, Myron and Wincie, opened the store here some two years past and have proven themselves as an addition to any community.

It was with the deepest regret that we all said goodby to Myron, when he boarded the bus for Camp Blanding, but had hoped that Mrs Crawford would remain with us. However, such is not the case, and the entire community wishes this popular couple all the luck there may be, and expect to see their return to our little town, after the war is over.

Ground Broken For New Telephone Exchange
June 11, 1943

On Monday, the first load of sand and brick was dumped on the lot, where owned by the Florida Telephone Corporation, across the street from the Dr Pepper plant, and so officially the new Telephone Exchange is started.

From all accounts the building will be a small, attractive new home for the local exchange and a decided improvement over the present cubby-hole on Hatley Street.

For a while it was thought that a “common battery” hook-up would be arranged for the local phones, but due to the war such seems not to be possible at this time.

The building will be possibly be completed within the next two months, as the work is going to be pushed as rapidly as possible.

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June 11, 1943

Mr Ernest Harvey of Jacksonville, spent the past weekend with his family Mr and Mrs S B Freeman.

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