50 years ago: Florence Tatum congratulated on 13 prize wins at Ag Show

In the March 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mrs. Hebe Massias, dental nurse, returned from Jamaica where she went for medical aid, and is feeling much better. Her husband returned from his job at National Bulk Carriers.

“Miss Joan Graves, daughter of Mr. Joe Graves, spent an enjoyable two weeks’ vacation with her father in Miami. He obtained his permanent residence for the U.S. and plans to take Joan there to school.

“Miss Florence Tatum was the recipient of 13 prizes at the Agricultural Show. She won 8 firsts and 5 seconds. Congratulation goes to Miss Tatum.

“Mr. and Mrs. Garton Powery and son returned on the 3rd from the U.S. for a visit. This is Mrs. Powery’s first visit. We wish her a pleasant stay.

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“We are so happy to have Diver Delps and his wife back in Grand Cayman. He has his vacation cottage on South Beach St. West Bay.

“Departures for the week for the U.S. were Mrs. Arlington Ebanks and her two children to Jacksonville for a visit, where she will meet her husband. Mrs. Hursley Hydes and her son Paul for New York to take up residence there, and Mrs. Wolsey Ebanks for New York.

“Arrivals recently have been Mr. Jim Smith from National Bulk Carriers. Lewin Bodden from National Bulk Carriers, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Smith from New York where they worked.

“A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ewart Rivers on the 5th, weighing 7 1/2 pounds.

“Their third child and first daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. McClurn Anglin on the 2nd, named Dana Clovena, 9½ pounds.

“Mr. and Mrs. Amady Hurlston left on the 5th for Miami. Travelling on the same plane was Mrs. Sam Banks.

“News has been received of the death of Capt. Percival Ebanks which occurred in Miami on the 2nd. He was 79 years of age. Capt. Percy had been in failing health for quite a while. He left here for medical aid six months ago but rather became worse. Surviving are his wife Azaneta, three sons and one daughter, three sisters and one brother. His body was laid to rest on the 7th in Miami.”

In the same issue, the following letter of interest also appeared:

“Dear Editor, May I ask you a favour? You would greatly oblige me if you would have the kindness to put me in touch with persons interested in philately and interested in exchanging stamps.

“I am a fervent philatelist having collected for many years and I have plenty of duplicates in stock …. As a philatelist, I collect whatever stamps come my way and take great enjoyment in philately and for the fun and interest it gives …. I will always answer promptly by return mail with equal value in exchange. Yours very sincerely, M.G. Millot, 87-Cieux (Hte-Vienne), France.

“P.S. I have noticed that a small town on the NW corner of Grand Cayman has a Post Office that bears the name of ‘Hell.’ Do you know the name of the town where I live bears the name Cieux, which, translated into English means ‘Heaven’ – a curious anomaly for collectors of postmarks or cancellations, according to my idea.”

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