Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida on September 25, 1938 · 9
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Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida · 9

St. Petersburg, Florida
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Sunday, September 25, 1938
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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1938 NINE S County SEWER SYSTEM VOTE PLANNED AT CLEARWATER Referendum Is Set for Tuesday ;? owners of Clearwater will be given an opportunity Tuesday to decide whether to accept a gift of $177,090 from the government and a loan of $272,000 for the construction of a sanitary sewer system and a gift of $15,454 and loan of $28,000 for the construction of a yacht basin and slips on Clearwater Beach. It has been estimated that about 1,200 property owners will be eligible to vote. The govern-i ment requires 51 per cent of nimlifieri vntprc tn nartlrinoto In the election. If everv one who vntps nn- proves the proposed project and mere are less man oi per ceni of the qualified voters, the project will be rejected. This occurred recently in Jacksonville.. Many Voters Absent The citizens committee headed by L. G. Abbett has been conducting a vigorous campaign to bring out every available vote. They will be handicapped some because many of the property wners are m me norm. The polls will be opened Tues-ay morning at 8 o'clock in the re station on North Garden ave- ue. Automobiles will be avail-ble to carry elderly persons and thers who have no transporta- on to the polls. The proposed sanitary sewer stem is designed to care for ie neeas oi xne cny lor u years id to take care of the present stem, connecting parts of the isting system which have never inctioned before. Plan Service Charge The loan will be financed rough a service charge for perns having use of the sewers. charge will be made against uses not on the sewer line, ie charge will start at 50 cents month for houses of five rooms d go up to $1 a month for uses of 8 to 10 rooms. It has been indicated that re- rdless of whether the new pro- t is approved, the city may be ced to place a sewer charge care for the maintenance of t? present sewer system. rhe new sewer system win ing aoouv ine triiiiiiuauuii ui eral hundred unsanitary sur-e toilets in the negro section d in the south end of the city ere hookworm is prevalent, n the last two weeks sentiment ; been turned In favor of the ,v sewer system and the ap- val is forecast If 51 per cent the voters go to the polls. Economist Explains Canning Method :'.;?: ''''!;:;:::: 'y:v .:.;:.:v, ;.: :.-:. ..." . ; ; .-Xy"-: i U w O1' RHr ''JT5, Ir 'it 'J (c. 'w... " ..v.- a-.... a.. Women of the Home Demonstrations clubs from all parts of the county are shown at the fairgrounds in Largo where last Friday they learned from Miss Isabelle Thursby, state economist, the latest canning methods. Miss Tillie Roesel, county home demonstration agent, is on the extreme left, with Miss Thursby, Ozona Merchant, Quilting, ' Reminisces on Early Days Indian Rocks lDIAN ROCKS. Miss Janice heatley has returned to Talla-see, where she will resume studies at the Florida state lege for Women. She spent summer at the home of her her at Indian Rocks. Inhn J. Jamison has returned lis home in Birmingham, Ala., r a two weeks' vacation at iian kocks. wr. Jamison was here to recuperate from a lous operation. r. and Mrs. J. R. Walsh have irned to their home in Brook- N. Y after a week s vaca-at the Indian Rocks inn. ir. and Mrs. E. T. Coleman, have been vacationing at Ian Rocks, have returned to Ir home in Tallahassee, r. R. M. Barrnett of Gaines- , has returned home after a Ik's vacation spent at the an Rocks inn. Others who been vacationing there are IE, Sofholn, San Francisco; Spaulding, Lakeland; Mr. Mrs. William C. Norvells and hhter, Sally Lee, Miss Ora- Means, and Mr. and Mrs. H. McTurk. r. and Mrs. Jules Griffin of pa, are occupying the Ramsey hge at Haven Beach for a weeks vacation. . lests at the Haven Beach inn i he last week-end were, Miss n Carlyle, Bernice Byrum. ia Knull of Tampa, and Car-hnrco of St. Petersburg. If. and Mrs. M. O r.ihhnns rampa, are occupying their ge at Haven Beach for a th. s. George Blohm and son. r, of Haven Beach, will re- tnis week from a month's through Ohio and points Ozona Seminole MINOLE. Mrs. Frank W. ins entertained the Cherrio e club reecntly at the Wat-cottage on Pass-a-Grille i. Guest prize was won by Warren- Baker, club prize to Mrs. Nettie Banard, other s to Mrs, Charles Mitchell Mrs. Wat kins. t. Stella Ritterskamp of Buf-N. Y., is a house guest at ome of her son and riaugh- -law, Mr. and Mrs. Wilder ,-skamp and family. js Lois Thompson is recov- irom an attacK of appendi- and Mrs. Jim Stanford and ', and Jack Levins of Wi-a, spent the week-end visit-the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Waters and Mr. and Mrs. Thompson. pupils entering Seminole are: first grade Anna Boake, Thomas Boake, Ann Davis, Robert Trow-Paul Seaman, Marie Robert Ware, Jo Ann Evelyn Hart, Eleanor Wal-'leveland Touchton, Chris-Robinson and Ronald pson; second grade- Bonnie traight; fourth gradeEtta mils; fifth grade Howard Blllie Thomas and Freddie bsh; and sixth grade- By MRS. F. M. DANIEL (Timri Staff t'orrrapondrnt) OZONA. C. G. Robinson, for nearly 30 years the operator of a mercantile business here, is retiring. The veteran businessman last week disposed of his business to Inman Warnock and prepared to take over supervision of his grove, east of town. Just to keep his hand in he will devote part of his time to his insurance business. Yesterday Robinson recalled some of the interesting experiences since he began operations as a merchant in the early 1900's. At that time there were no good roads, so he went on foot from house to house, taking orders for groceries which he later delivered in a hand cart. Later he acquired a pony and wagon and made up a harness obtained from his neighbors. Robinson handled the first ice in Ozona. At that time it was shipped in large blocks from St. Petersburg by train, hauled by wagon to the store, where it was retailed, often being delivered with grocery orders. He also handled the first commercial butter, shipped by boat or train from St. Petersburg or Tampa, and the first sliced bacon. OZONA. Miss Daisy Ericson of Palm Harbor entertained the members of her Sunday school class with a boating party on Thursday afternoon, aboard her brother's boat, the Eric, at Dun-edin. Swimming and a picnic supper at Caladesi Isle, was followed by a wiener and marshmallow roast. Those present were: Misses Olga Collins, Kathryn and Gertrude Noxtine, Reba Ulmer, Marguerite Ericson, Elizabeth and Marjorie McGee and Elizabeth Frost; Marvin Jones, Junior Fletcher, George Lucas, S. J. Henderson, Mrs. H. O. Martin, Mrs. Annie Ericson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ericson Jr. and Edward and Wallace Ericson. Miss Margaret Daniel has been ill at her home since Wednesday. Elizabeth Ann Moore underwent an operation for appendicitis at Mease hospital in Dun-edin Saturday. City-Wide Event Is Planned Here For Halloween Goblins will stalk the streets of St. Petersburg and witches ride their brooms the night of Oct. 31 during a city-wide celebration of Halloween, it was announced last nipht hv William A. Kenmuir. chairman of the Chamber of Commerce activities committee. Central avenue, said Kenmuir, will be a fantastic promenade of children and adults in colorful and grotesque costumes, with prizes to be awarded for the most interesting and fantastic gct-ups. Plans are under way for a torchlight parade, contests and other special features in celebration of the witches' holiday, which in past years has been one of the most important festivals of the early tourist season. NEGRO FINED $50 IN ASSAULT CASH When W. D. Wood purchased Ozona's first automobile, there was no gasoline available nearer than Clearwater, so Robinson used to order the gas in large drums, one at a time, direct from a refining company. At first the drums were placed on supports in a vacant lot adjoining the store, and later a small tank and hand pump were set up for the dispensing of gasoline. In the early days there were no electric lights available, but gas lights furnished by power pumped from a tank outside the Robinson establishment lighted the store and entrance porch quite brilliantly, making it a favorite gathering place for the men of the village on pleasant evenings. BELGIUM GALLS MEN TO COLORS BOARD SLASHES VOTE MACHINE COST ESTIMATE Sets $100,000 as Possible Price CLEARWATER. County commissioners, in special session yesterday, voted to amend the recent resolution relative to the voting machine ballot and place the estimated cost of the machines at $90,000 to $100,000 instead of $125,000 as" first estimated. , John C. Blocker, attorney for the board, said it had been determined that not more than 85 machines would be needed for the 71 precincts of the county. Some precincts may require two machines and there must be some machines in reserve to take care of replacements should one break down on election day. There will be two ballots In connection with the vote on the automatic machines. One ballot which will go into a separate box will be for property owners only. The other ballot will be available to all voters, regardless of property ownership. The commissioners have announced that since there ' is a financial obligation involved, they cannot purchase the machines unless they are approved by property owners or freeholders. 'Pack Horse Library' Aids Cumberland Mountain Folk BRUSSELS. fP) Alarm prevailed in parts of Belgium overrun by Germany in the last war as the government took precautionary defense steps yesterday along with other tense European nations. It was understood approximately 4,400 men, mostly engineers among the reserves, were called to the colors. GROUP WILL PLAN AIR TRAVEL WEEK Members of the local committee recently selected to make plans for National Air Travel week will meet tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock in Mayor Vernon G; Agee's office to make further arrangements for the St. Petersburg observance next month. Beach Owner Gets Road Injunction through his property at Haven Beach near Indian Rocks, R. J. Binnicker was granted a limited injunction by Judge T. Frank Hobson in circuit court Friday at the close of an all-day hearing. Judge Hobson had previously dissolved a temporary restraining order, effective Thursday when the injunction becomes operative. Evidence was produced to show that a highway in front of Bin-nicker's property had been washed out in a storm in 1921 and never had been replaced. He started action when fences he had constructed across his property were removed. By LILLIAN BLACKSTONE The Pack Horse Library, in the heart of the Cumberland mountains in Kentucky, was what most interested Mrs. Harvey Parke, 2221 Twentieth avenue south, who has just returned from a trip through that section of the country. ' Traveling a la horse or mule, librarians in those mountains "tote" books to the mountain people in the hope of raising them from illiterate , ranks to a better educated people. Headquarters at Paintsville are in charge of Miss May Stafford, who she said is eager to get books, magazines any kind of reading material in fact. Paintsville, in Johnson county, borders one of the wildest, most remote sections of the state, and librarians follow trails into the backwoods to give their mountaineer friends at least a few opportunities in life. The library has grown to 5,000 boooks: Miss Staf ford wants an additional 5,000, and meanwhile, old and young, clamor for pretty pictures and books with big print. The librarians have found that ,one of the best means of edu cating tne mountaineers is through the scrapbooks, Mrs. Parke said. They make them of pictures, thus teaching lessons of sanitation, health, correct eating, hygiene, and the like. "The mountaineers are a proud people who don't want anyone to come to them to teach them or give them new ideas," Mrs. Parke said, "but they like the pictures and unconsciously learn many lessons by looking at them. All the librarians, aside from Miss Stafford, are mountain girls who know their own people and understand what they want." Mrs. Parke found the mountain people most interesting and said that nothing printed about them is exaggerated. She was in Kentucky during the recent political campaigns, saw feuds end in gunplay and watched political faction members draw their guns on each other. It was exciting, somewhat frightening, too, she admitted. But she wants to go back, to accompany librarians into the mountains and to get in close touch with a race of people who have been called the backbone of America. FLORIDA STORIES READ AT LIBRARY Several of St. Petersburg' "youngest generation" heard Mn. Gladys Brill read Florida adventure stories yesterday at the pub-, lie library's weekly story hour for children.' Besides the adventure stories, children also heard "The Tired Little Shadow" and "The Cow That Considered." Reading is from 10 to 11 Saturday morning. NEGRO PROBLEMS TO BE DISCUSSED Local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Elks' rest, Second avenue south, it was announced yesterday. This will be the first meeting of the season for white people and negroes who are interested in bettering the educational, economic and civic conditions of negroes. ADVERTISEMENT Dunedin Man Gets Hand Truck Patent (By Timet Staff Cor upondont) WASHINGTON. Award of a patent on a hand truck was made recently to Lloyd E. Jones of -, : ,,. "uucum, uiier a decision DV ex- being made to construct a roadlt" , t& YLf.l5 patent office that the invention embodied 15 new ideas. Jones' invention is for use In trucking boxes, crates and other articles, and, it is claimed, has an improved load gripping mechanism and load adjustment means. These improvements will allow the truck to accommodate loads of various widths. The Dunedin man, who filed his patent application Nov. 2, 1936, has assigned patent rights to the Food Machinery corporation of San Jose, Calif. BIG SEASON Mr. Deeb is coming soon. Adv. Why Do So Many St. Petersburg People Recommend Pow-O-Lin? The Real Answer Is Given In' These True Statements from Sufferers Who Have Been Relieved Through the Use of This Renowned Vegetable Treatment! you suffer; if constipation Is the bane of your life; if gas and bloating, miserable headaches and a dizzy, letdown, sluggish feeling is making you unhappy, why don't you try POW-O-LIN for the relief of faulty elimination, the probable cause of your suffering? MR. S. B. LOCKE, 1030 Third St. : ' ., St. Petersburg, says, in part: "I suffered d eadfully from nervousness, bilious attacks and a let-down, miserable feeling that ordinary medicines failed to reliev:. POW-O-LIN certainly brought relief from my ills due to a temporarily clogged intestinal tract, the result of constipation. Since this fine medicine Y : so thoroughly cleansed my intestinal tract of offending waste, I feel marvel-ously refreshed, am relieved of suffering, sleep soundly and owe everlasting thanks to POW-O LIN for the relief it brought." If you suffer; if yo r days are a v.... 7., v . a. : -i a 'ft ' k"5K?, MR. S. B. LOCKE miserable, your nights sleepless; if gas and bloating, indigestion, dizzy spells and a wornout and fatigued condition persists as a result of faulty elimination, we suggest you talk with the POW-O-LIN man at WEBB'S, today. The new, double size saves you money twice as much for only 75c more ask your durggist! A $50 fine or 60-day jail sentence was levied against O'Neal Hall, negro, when he appeared be-bore Magistrate Joe E. Carpenter yesterday afternoon and pleaded guilty . to assaulting Mabel Baker, negro woman. The alleged assault occurred Thursday night on Fifth avenue south near Sixteenth street. "I spoke to her and she didn't answer me so I choked her and twisted her arm," O'Neal told the court. COUNTY OFFICIALS RETURN CLEARWATER. Judge and Mrs. John U. Bird and Sheriff and Mrs. E. G. Cunningham returned today from a short vacation trip in tr-i'";ov'Jnii of North Caro-lin(1 vcorw by , e state o the wE HAVE PAD OUR STATE OH STTOE tax We Are Not Broke, But Now Ve Must Pay Our Creditors, Employes, the Badly Bent Rent Man and the Newspapers Partial telephone conversation between Cotton Mather, founder and owner of Mather of St. Petersburg, and Henry Emerson, it's manager: MATHER: "Well, I paid off Comptroller Lee." EMERSON: "That's good news. I guess that winds up the sale now." MATHER: "Winds up the sale? H-l, no! That's what I'm calling you for. We need money now worse than we ever did before. I want you to advertise in your paper, the Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Winter Haven Mather Stores for sale." EMERSON: "Do you mean that?" MATHER: "Of course I mean it. Raising that $25,200.00 to pay Comptroller Lee has definitely made the Mather stores hard up. We've got to pay the rent man we have been stalling for the past sixty days. Your newspapers want the money for the advertising they have been running. Your employes deserve their salaries that you held up. Our creditors threaten to cut us off unless we can make substantial payments on our accounts. Our checks are still bouncing at the bank. Tell this to your public, in your next ad." EMERSON: "You mean you want me to advertise all these facts in the newspaper? Do you think that is good business? Do you think that is ethical?" MATHER: "Ethical? Will your bank use ethics for money? Will your employes fake it in place of salary? Will your newspapers give you advertising space for it? No! No! No! You know they won't. What we need and want now Is money, the long green, and if you ever put on a sale in St. Petersburg to raise money now is the time to do it." EMERSON: "Do you want me to sell merchandise at lower prices than I did during the $25,200.00 Tax Raising Sale?" MATHER: "If necessary, I do. Honest, Henry, I really have to have some lack and yours is one of the stores that should be able to raise it. Down here in the small towns in Florida, in the middle of summer, it is Impossible to run a sale. The buyers are not here, but in St. Petersburg with your well selected stock of high grade Grand Rapids and North Carolina merchandise at the ridiculous prices you have if marked, you should be able to turn a lot of these goods into money." EMERSON: "Okeh. I am going to shoot the works. You know we accepted a lot of ridiculous offers for merchandise, which you criticized because of the low price. If you think those offers that we accepted were too low, watch for what's coming because I am going to advertise in the paper exactly what we are up against and if anybody in the city of St. Petersburg wants any furniture and can pay cash for it, or wants to buy it on time, they are going to get it at practically their own price. I would rather have the furniture in their homes and get a good payment on it each month than to have it sitting on our floors MATHER: "Go as far as you like, but I don't want a weather report in thirty days that you have done no business." The Story of This Sale Is in the Above Telephone Conversation Which Took Place Tuesday MAKE US AN OFFER! READ THE ORIGINAL RETAIL CASH PRICE CARD AND MAKE US AN OFFER CALLING ALL FURNITURE BUYERS Have you planned to outfit a room, apartment, a home or a hotel this Fall? If so, shop all the other St. Petersburg and Tampa furniture stores, then come to our store. Select what you want, decide what you want to pay for it and make us an offer. Nine times out of ten you have bought a bill of goods. We repeat shop the other stores first so you will know you are not paying us too much for our goods. Seldom is an offer refused. N New Merchandise Arriving Daily One of the Newest and Largext Storks of Furniture In Town. ATM OPEN EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT OF 13th and CENTRAL AVE. Not Necessary to Pay All Cash PAY DOWN WHAT YOU CAN-BALANCE EASY PAYMENTS ST IPETEffillRO FLASH! We Dellvrr Free Anywhere South of Chattanooga V , two pln. Bradley Thomas, inccv'.'J cc" lenua ft n i

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