VOLUME I CLEWISTON, FLORIIA, AUGUST 20, 1926 NUMBER I
SThe Only Florida Exhibit Now at
.. :. .... 'I :the Sesqui-Centennial
HAT alone would make the Clewiston exhibit conspicuous. But it
has other claims for attention.
g Even among the large, elaborate and very costly "buildings" of
B "'i the various exhibitors that crowd the five huge exhibition palaces
Sll.-e the Clewiston representation of an old Spanish gateway stands out for
Sl P T its artistic quality. It is built of Celotex, covered with stucco and very
cleverly antiqued. Rough old gates swing inward, leading visitors
-. over flagging of Celotex "tile" to the diorama across the rear of the
'This diorama represents the town of Clewiston, the 15,000 acres
"" ... reserved for the plantation of the Southern Sugar Company, and
thousands of additional acres comprising the Clewiston farms-as at
The Clewiston Exhibit at the Sesqui
present and as planned. The farm lands are in the foreground. The
three main ditches, the canal around the town, the nine-mile canal,
the three-mile canal, Lake Hicpochee and Lake Okeechobee (in the
T rear)-all these are full of real water.
HIS is the first issue of CLEWISTON PROGRESS. This Artificial rainfall covers the-land in a very realistic manner and
little magazine will be printed at frequent intervals to give our friends up-to- flows through the canals by gravity into Lake Hicpochee. It is an
date information on Clewiston and other Florida news.
date information on Clewiston and other Florida news. interesting demonstration of the gigantic drainage system that is
There might be items published from time to time that will interest some
of your friends. We 'will be glad to put the names of any of these on our already installed in the town of Clewiston and of the complete water
mailing list and a blank is printed on page 4 for your convenience, control-namely, not only drainage but irrigation-which is rapidly
nearing completion on the Clewiston farms. Lights symbolizing sun-
rise and sunset play on the model to enhance the effect.
June building permits in Florida totalled
nearly $18,000,000. Florida believes in "say-
ing it with bricks and mortar."
Florida's death rate from thirteen principal
causes averages 46% lower than the U. S.
registration, Florida being in the lowest
death-rate group of states.
Bank Deposits Increasing
A report of the Sixth Federal Reserve Dis-
trict Bank at Atlanta, Ga. gives these very
interesting figures for bank deposits in Jack-
sonville and Tampa, two of the largest cities
Jacksonville, May, 1925 ....... $87,087,000
Jacksonville, May, 1926 ....... .112,612,000
Tampa, May, 1925. ............ 66,658,000
Tampa, May, 1926. ............ 76,108,000
Reprinted from the Miami
"Approximately $14,000,000 is to be ex-
pended by the state road department in work
now under construction, Dr. Fons A. Hatha-
way, chairman, has advised Governor Martin.
"Dr. Hathaway's. communication was in
reply to one from the governor, sent to all
members of the road department, in which the
executive requested the letting of more high-
way contracts to absorb -the more than
$7,000,000 in the State Treasury for road
List of Offices and
For the convenience of those who live near
our offices, we are giving below a list of the
cities where the Clewiston Sales Company is
represented. This company has charge of the
selling of Clewiston farms and town sites.
Local addresses will gladly be furnished by
any one of our three executive offices.
CLEWISTON SALES COMPANY
Philadelphia: 207-N. Broad St. Telephone Locust 5570
Chicago : 612 N. Michigan Ave.
Clewiston : Administration Building.
Tear out and mail H"
Map of Florida showing location
Sales Offices and Representatives
CLEWISTON CHICAGO, 4 offices
DEL RAY BLOOMINGTON
FORT MYERS CHAMPAIGN
FT. LAUDERDALE DANVILLE
LAKE WORTH PEORIA
WEST PALM BEACH
-ST. Louis, Mo.
RICHMOND, VA. INDIANAPOLIS, IND
PHILADELPHIA, PA., 2 offices MINNEAPOLIS, MIN
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY FARGO, NORTH DA
NEW YORK CITY
BELLE PLAINE, IOWA
EAST HAVEN, CONN.
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
CLEWISTON SALES COMPANY
207 NORTH BROAD ST., PHILADELPHIA
Please send CLEWISTON PROGRESS to
Farm houses dot the countryside, automobiles are seen on the
State Highway and Clewiston, the town, is in the background on
the shores of Florida's great inland sea, Lake Okeechobee. The
sugar-mill of the Southern Sugar Co. and another factory unit for
manufacturing Celotex, the famous insulating lumber, are placed in
the locations planned for them. You can see across the lake the Canal
Point sugar-mill, controlled by the Clewiston interests.
In front of the diorama is a muck display-vegetables growing in
the famous black soil of the Everglades. Avocado, Mango trees and
cocoanut palms complete the exhibit.
No doubt you are planning to see the Sesqui-Centennial. There-
fore, don't fail to look up the Clewiston booth. It is in Exhibition
Building No. 2, Palace of Agriculture, on the Broad Street side, south-
ern end-right opposite the Maryland exhibit.
The fact that Clewiston is now the only Florida exhibit at the
Sesqui ought to be convincing proof that Clewiston has the courage
of its convictions. Clewiston, based on industry and agriculture,
is shooting ahead, with dredges, draglines, tractors and buckeye
ditchers working like mad to get the town ready for homes and the
coming industries, and the entire farm area ready for intensive culti-
Keep your eye on Clewiston! There is. nothing else like it in Florida!
Palace of Agriculture, which contains the Clewiston Exhibit
How to See the Sesqui
D ON'T let any knocker keep you from seeing the Sesqui-Centennial
Exposition in Philadelphia, and don't try to see it in a few days.
It can't be done. Rushing your visit through will simply mean a
poor time and a bad case of mental and visual indigestion.
There are $100,000,000. worth of exhibits in place, all available
for a 50c. admission charge. It takes time to see these thoroughly.
You'll want to vary your sightseeing with the amusements on the
Gladway. You'll wish to take "time out" to watch the army and
navy aviators doing stunts above the grounds; listen to the afternoon
band concerts by the country's famous bands; attend the bi-weekly
concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the finest symphony
orchestras in the world; sit down for an hour at noon and listen to the
magnificent new organ in the auditorium; take a dip in the twelve-acre
concrete-bottom bathing-pool of artesian water; fly down to Wash-
ington and back in one of the big new Fokker planes of the Philadel-
phia Rapid Transit Co.; watch the world's greatest pageant, "Free-
dom," in the stadium, staged by the former director of the New York
Hippodrome. You will want to see Camp Anthony Wayne and the
League Island Navy Yard, next door to the Exposition grounds, and
countless other interesting sights.
It's a great show! Take it in and take it slowly.
Our Philadelphia office will gladly give you pointers on what to
see at the Exposition when you get here-and, what is better, we will
be happy to reserve accommodations for you in Philadelphia if you
will write fully of your requirements to
CLEWISTON SALES COMPANY
2.07 N. BROAD STREET
TELEPHONE: LOCUST 5570 PHILADELPHIA, PA.
We know Philadelphia and will be glad to make arrangements
for any of our readers and their friends.
Please give us data on
-When you want to come
-How long you want to stay
-How many in your party
-How many rooms you want
-How much you want to pay
-Any preference as to location
-Whether you prefer hotel or rooming house
-Whether you want a private bath
REPRINTED FROM SARASOTA HERALD
"GET THE AXE!"
If You. Wish to Keep up with Florida
On July 7th Governor Martin announced
a reduction of 29 per cent in taxes for 1926.
Florida owes nothing and has 18 million
dollars in her Treasury.
THESE STATES OWE
GEORGIA ............. 10 MILLION ODD
TENNESSEE ............ 14 MILLION ODD
VIRGINIA ............. 2-0 MILLION ODD
KANSAS. ............... 2.8 MILLION ODD
MARYLAND ........... .34 MILLION ODD
MONTANA ............. 54 MILLION ODD
OREGON ............. .60 MILLION ODD
WEST VIRGINIA ..... ... 63 MILLION ODD
MINNESOTA ............ 83 MILLION ODD
NORTH CAROLINA ....... 99 MILLION ODD
CALIFORNIA ........... 99 MILLION ODD
A $5,000,000 program for constructing a
highway from Miami to Tampa has been an-
nounced by the Miami and Tampa Highway
Company. The first unit will run northwest
from Miami to Clewiston. This is great news
for Clewiston. It means that Clewiston will
derive benefit from the Miami and Tampa
Highway, besides being situated right on the
Empire Trail, the first-to-be-finished highway
in South Florida, between West Palm Beach
and Fort Myers. This highway is rapidly
Landscaping in Clewiston
Mr. Lindley Heimburger, who recently was
appointed horticulturist-manager of the
Landscaping Department at Clewiston, has
practically completed a nursery shed in the
Civic Center and has purchased and lined out
in the nursery about 4,000 cuts and plants; has
set out 2,000 ferns and is proceeding rapidly
with the beautification of the streets as fast as
the paving and sidewalks are laid.
Mr. Heimburger is a man of very wide ex-
perience and under his care the streets of
Clewiston surely will become avenues of great
Forbes Sticks to It
B. C. Forbes, the well-known financial
writer, says in the July, 1926 issue of the
"I am constantly asked my opinion of
Florida's prospects. My opinion has never
changed. Without shadow of doubt Florida
is destined to become a great agricultural and
horticultural state, a great resort for the rich,
the well-to-do, the retired, a notable center
for commerce with Latin-America and con-
siderably more of an industrial state than it is
"To paraphrase a .common expression,
that's my analysis, and I'm going to stick
A New School-House
A $50,000 bond issue for a new school in
Clewiston was sold in July, opening the way
for the erection of another school building.
What a whale of a
difference just a few
REPRINTED FROM EVERGLADES NEWS
"That the Lake Okeechobee region is the
best section in the country in which to grow
tomatoes is suggested by news from Hazle-
hurst, Miss., and Jacksonville, Texas, the cen-
ters of large production. Hazlehurst shipped
852 cars this season, 181 cars rolling in one
single day. But in the latter part of May the
f.o.b. price at Hazlehurst for four-basket
crates was 60 cents, whereas the cost of crates
and pack is about 80 cents. In Pittsburgh,
Mississippi tomatoes were selling at from
75c to 85c. and in Milwaukee, Texas four-
basket crates were bringing $1. to $1.25.
Pink tomatoes of the U. S. No. 1 grade fell as
low as 35c. per crate at Jacksonville, Texas,
the last week in June.
"The bulk of the Everglades tomatoes go
on the market in April and May when the
price ranges from $2. to $4. f.o.b."