Bradford County telegraph
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027795/03298
 Material Information
Title: Bradford County telegraph
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: L.C. Webb
Place of Publication: Starke Fla
Creation Date: November 12, 1954
Publication Date: 1888-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Starke (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bradford County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bradford -- Starke
Coordinates: 29.947222 x -82.108056 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 9, no. 41 (Apr. 13, 1888)-
General Note: Publishers: Mathews & Farmer, <1893-1897>; E.S. Mathews, <1900-1926>.
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579551
oclc - 33886096
notis - ADA7397
lccn - sn 95047406
System ID: UF00027795:03298
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Preceded by: Starke telegraph

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'g' .'.- Official County Publication Established In 1879

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-4-t-" I Ketterlinus City Council Holds
:;- "- ., .J Bradford High Plays FridayIn : Even

.'.. ,, Conference Game At St. Augustine i I Methods c ),4 '' : Special MeetingTo

s : Bradford High's underdog Tornadoes |:]portant scoring column. Seabreeze Of Face Problems

I face one of their toughest piled up 17 first downs to Starke's

I and most important assignmentsof four but they could only cross the -

: ;, the year tonight (Friday) when BHS goal late in the fourth quarter !
Digging ,
: : ."' I they play undefeated Ketterlinus after Starke had a commanding I \1 ; Two pressing problems shortage -

.- ':, ''. r:,. .. .High in St. Augustine. 14-0 lead.Seabreeze I of time and shortage of money,
"'"'>/ .. Ketterlinus presently has a 7-0 I drove to the Starke II Change forced Starke's City Council intoa
fiveyardine midway in the first I I
win-lose record including I special called meeting Tuesday
.. wins over P. K. Yonge and Sea quarter, but they were penalized q $f -
breeze. Ketterlinus trounced Sea- 15 yards to end the threat. Duringthe With night i I The Council faced the prob-

breeze 41-0 in their opening game closing minutes of the periods jlem of having no funds to make

this year, while Starke capitalizedon they drove toward Starke's goal I bds on one or two of six secondhand -
once more, but Jimmy Weldon Times
two long scoring plays to beat I generators to be auctioned
ti. stopped them by pouncing on a
Seatreeze 14-6 last week. Ketter loft at New Bern, N.'C.
fumble the line. | next Tues-
on two-yard
xWm linus also whipped P. K. Yonge ':
In the second period Clifford I day.
27-0 while Starke won by 20-12
Martin broke loose for a 61yardrun I I The Council learned from their
W Moore, Founder of The Telegraph score. 'i and a Starke touchdown. De- .
j Bradford High fought with its I Wayne Elder converted to make SYMBOLIC OF STARKE'S EXPANSION f fiscal I II agent that they could not

(:back to the goal most of the time during the half century is the picture above 'i I use money earmarked for paving
the score 7-0 in favor of Starke at '
ID11P ff rutter 1 last Friday, but the Tornadoes I the half.Starke. and the one at right., Taken 50 years apart, I flat I I the purchase of the generators
on two wide open plays i Ii i
capitalized kept possession of the b almost unless the holders of the paving
show the in methods
Without him tyrants and humbugs in all I to win over Seabreeze. 146. I during of the third period, they dramatically change (bonds were assured by a
Seabreeze outran and outpassed that has brought us from shovel to drag line competent
countries would have their
own way He is a friendof I I II but neither team was able to iius- 1 i
intelligence and thought a friend of liberty of i I the Tornadoes, but they could not I Ii ter much of an offensive. in five decades. Top scene depicts the laying engineering firm that the purchase

freedom of law indeed the friend of every man whois i i make the grade in the all im- Early in the fourth period Jerry' of Starke's first water lines soon after 1900. ,zr 9t' ../;r ..of the two generators was necessary

a friend of order Lawson blocked a Seabreeze puntto and practical.The .
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Man with shovel in foreground standing
Of all inventions, of all discoveries in science and art I give Starke the ball on their Council instructed City

of all the great results in the wonderful progress of Bessent Bagwell I own 42-yard line. After two short L about in the middle of Call and Walnut ,:a ao Clerk Carl Johns to either negotIate -

mechanical energy and skill the printer is the only gains Starke was penalized t I Street intersection. Frame building is the with an engineering firm for

product of civilization necessary to the existence of free ( heir own 30-yard line. old structure that now, remodelled, housesCanova's g I the survey needed or persuadethe
Sentences Await : Elder then found Townsend I I'I New Bern city officials to ex-
men. -Charles Dickens I Pharmacy. Whereas man with tend the
Strickland on an explosive pass, 10-day limit set for full
I i ,'lay that went 70 yards for a I shovel could move little more than a foot of payment on the generatorsThe
Many words have been written and spoken in praiseof Special ReportThe touchdown. Milton Hicks made a: dirt per hour, man with drag line can move f Council also heard a plea
the printer, but none more meaningful that those to Strickland's from Burton Walker from Burton
key block set : '
from the up 150 feet per hour to the same depth and > < 4 stI
facile pen of Charles Dickens. scoreElder's extra point was Walker Construction Co. that his

"The printer is the only product of civilization fate of W. A. Bessent and good and Starke was. ahead t 1-0. !I width. Scene at right is part of Starke's current work on Highway 100 (Madison
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necessary to the existence of free men." Kenneth Bagwell may be determ- Seabreeze fought gamely back I $10,000 sewer extension program. 6 "r ; Ave) had come to a standstill

No more challenging words have ever been spoken, ined by a pre-sentence investigation .with a barrage of passes. Finally I --,... 5 because city crews and sewer con-
ordered : ended were holding him
Judge Seabreeze's
week by
this Lucey seven up
and yet we have only to imagine the darkness of a world
George L. Patten in Circuit Court !straight pass plays by driving in don't want anyone in Starke
without the printed word to realize their truth. :
Monday. Judge Patten asked a !ide tackle fora 15-yard score. ABOUT OUR ANNIVERSARY COVERThe calling on Burton Walker because

"He is a friend of intelligence and thought member of the State Parole Commission ]]Lawson blocked the extra point he's holding up the work," he said.
a friend of liberty. of freedom of law to make an investigationof 1 t try. and Starke led 146. I Ii "I can't move until the hand

indeed the friend of every man who is a friend Bessent and Bagwell before he Seabreeze recovered a Starke I souvenir cover of this 75th |' jhys.ral: differences between newspapers :nre crowded with vehicles of alii j shovels (city crews) and sewer

pf order." passed sentence on them. I fumble on the kickoff and began Anniversary Issue of The Telegraph today and those 75 >earsj'i'kinds, freighted with cotton and I contractor get out of the way."

Both men pleaded "nolo conI I driving for another score. Brad- I deserves special attention. I Even the layman will note'ithe country produce." Cotton, it was The Council agreed to advertise
William Wyatt Moore printer. Born in Leon ago.
was a tendere" to the charge of having I ford High ended the threat by It is a full size reproduction of said, brought an average annual for a small drag line similar to
County in 1830 he learned the trade in the shop of an : fact that the front page in-I ,the
control of a room where gambling'l'i'('aking over on downs on th* 10- the oldest Telegraph: known to still j 'ncome of from $75,000 to $100,0001 one pictured on this page to
early paper that flourished in old specifically "poker" '";,yard line. Two plays later Sea- exist -- Vol. I. No. 14, dated Oct. stead of containing the big news 'nto the county (equal to almost !'help speed its sewer and water

Tallahassee. After reaching man- ted. Both men were arrested following -i:Freeze recovered a Starke fumble 25, 1879. The original yellowed |of the week was composed of a I(a million dollars in purchasing I line work throughout the city

hood, he published and worked on a raid this summer in I,r-n the 10-yard line and made and brittle with age, and broken i,'poem a short story, and miscellaneous power at today's rates.) I The councilmen also hope to renta

papers in Jacksonville, Lake City, which 13 men were found playing I!),another try for Starke's goal. at the folds is a treasured possession j,l articles of paragraph I Products mentioned in the ads small drag line until bids are

Cedar Key, and Pensacola.He a E. cards: m the rear of Bessent's poolroom II':Strickland ended this threat by that is kept behind locked I l length.. The back page was de- ,(of 1879 have a strange and unfamiliar -:( Opened for purchasing one
oted to more "canned" articles
must have been a man of vis ntercepting a pass as the game doors in a fireproof safe. (I. sound today: Rising I Walker said that he could wait
ion, for when he first came to The plead of "nolo contendere"has I,ended. This paper was brought to us and patent medicine ads. Local I Pun Stove Polish, Frazer's Axle no longer on contractor Soloman

Starke in the 1870's lie found the same effect as a plea of STATISTICS several years ago by Mrs. Ruby news and, advertisements are I Grease, and Rykes Beard Elixer I and Durham to lay sewer lines
a guilty It is not an admission of Johns who found it among other I found on the two inside pages. j ((Forces heavy mustache or beard under the highway constructionHe

grubby little village of some 500 guilt, but it is a plea of no de- I BUS SEAB. relics of the past in the old house This might puzzle anyone not ],,even on smooth face in from 20 j I said he would either be forced
souls. To look at the tiny nest of Maxi- First downs 4 li j familiar with conditions under '
fense the
against charge. I I j to 30 to leave the
I j job until
I Yards where she lives on Nona Street. days.) next springor
rough houses and frame stores mum punishment for the crime iSj rushing 121 171 'which those early newspapers were| A of law pave the highway
I A casual glance will reveal Many: measure and order was I before the
huddled around a railroad track hand three years imprisonment or a 'Yards passing 70 107 j printed by their struggling pub-j j just beginning to. come to the I sewers were laid.

see in it a community that $5000 fine.Leonard. I''Total yards 191 218!i(Free X-Rays Planned Ushers. There were no mechanical :p:village. The Town Council was The sewer contractor would
Passes I Iad'ertising
Griffis Jr., 16, was attempted 3 18 ; typesetting machines in those days. < then be
would need and support a news- i:: Ordinance Np. 13. forbidding forced to lay sewers under
sentenced to five years at hard Passes completed 1 5 For County Residents Kvery word in the wash' the established
paper, required vision. It required i the carrying ,.f concealed paving and side-
labor at the State Penitentiaryfor Passes intercep. by 2 0 |I laboriously set by hand each'i' I walk.
more than that. It required faith, weapons, including "pistols! dirks, sewer contractor was
and cl dogged determination to E. S. Matthews breaking and entering. He Punts 5 5 I Hey. hey, what do you say! I individual letter picked from tht? |bowie knives, and razors." granted 10 months to finish the
pled guilty to the charge of break- Avg. dist. punts 33 23 Let's get a chest x-ray!" is the type ,case and "stuck" in its place I project his
; in contract, but both
bring to the little town the Capt. John C.
ing and entering the Dave Craw- Yds. punt returns 32 18(slogan adopted here to advertise in the printer's "stick." It's eacy' Richard was commended the street
ship and the inspiration that only 1893 1932 Kickoffs 3 1 I, for having "a ditch paving and the Saratoga
ford house opened
recently. free chest x-rays that will be given to imagine what a tedious, time- ), .Heights homes are presently wait-
a can bring. Griffis was arrested as Avg. dist. kickoffs 36 11 and a neat sidewalk thrown up on !
newspaper recently I >n Bradford County from Nov. 17 consuming job that was. Printers ;ling upon his completion.The .
Over obstacles that would have seemed insurmountable he tried to break into the rear of'' Yds. kickoff returns 18 65 I through Nov. 27. of those days did well to get out the South side of his handsome''I contractor is faced with

today without modern machinery without Barksdale's Department Store. He :, Penalties 4 4 j The x-rays are furnished free to two pages of "home print" each I Iwppk 5 lot facing the depot. ( pushing ahead the work along the
was convicted by the Juvenile:Yds. lost penalties 40 32!i ; i Humor of the era was somewhat
adequate help without much financial support ;all residents over 15-years-old by I The other two pages were I highway or laying the sewer
William W. Moore and his young son. Sterling starteda Court last lear of stealing $400 'Fumbles 4 1 ,the Florida State Board of Health, 'ordered "ready printed" from a j is on the "corny" side if this through the swamp during the
from the Bottom Dollar store. Fumbles lost 4 1 I a fair sample: I
newspaper, ambitiously titled "The Florida Tele- ,Bradford County Health Department I i,!syndicate in Atlanta which sup i "Darn present dry weather. If he takes
James E. Webb a fool!
was found guilty said Wilkins this "
graph." : ; and Bradford County TB :nl'ed' this service to weekly newspapers the first course, the housing .
of withholding support from his ] wife. "Certainly," replie I Mrs. project
then in the fall of Workers I land Health Association I i of the day. This "canned" will suffer and if he
Those first years passed and wife, Faye Webb since Aug 27 Striking : ,Wilkins, flourishing a darning ; takes
1892, another printer came to Starke a young man He was instructed to contribute '; The x-rays are painless, quick I,,material would douttless bore ,needle. "Whereabouts I, the second, the paving job will be

who had learned the trade as a boy in Gainesville.! His $15 a week to her support. Return i To JobsThe and easy to take. They require i j,:readers in this age of magazine, : out, dear?" are youworn delayed.The .

ambition had been to own his own newspaper and, although Lewis Crews was found guilty no undressingand the recipient i I I rad'o.! and television, but it was i i: As an authentic bit of "Brad- Council agreed to use every

his earliest jobs had taken him to Ocala. Lake withholding support from his strike on Starke's new whether gets a confidential or not he shows report telling I,probably welcomed by those early j fordana" we recommend a means possible to speed up the
patrons of The
Weir, Dunnellon. and other towns, it was natural that two minor children since 1949. He'school construction and Setzer'sSupermarket tions of having tuberculosis.The indiCa-j A closer look Telegraph.at this 1879 |thorough reading of our souvenir early ject. completion of the sewer pro-

he should yearn to own the paper in the county of his was instructed to to the pay $15 a weekin Mrs.1! ended last Friday'I x-rays will be given at production will reveal many items re- ,,cover.

birth. This ambition was finally realized and he remained Bessie groceries:May Griffis, mother for the, use'i morning as quietly as it had begun!(Bradford High School on Nov 17''of interest about early Starke and
the of The Telegraph for the next four de : four days earlier. Superintendents from 8:30 until 12:30 Bradford i'
owner i Viand benefit of the children. \ I I am. pm. !(I CountThere is a total SPECIAL EDITIONS ARE FUN
cades. The name of this young printer was Eugene S. :; Harold Crawford pled not guil- ,at both jobs said the pickets did and from 1:30: p.m. to 3:30 p.m. !,[absence of big headlines, but there i i I

Matthews. I jty, but later changed his plea to not appear Friday and the men 'They will be in front of Roberts i are many homey items such as'' (When They're Out)
One of the first acts of the new publisher of The 'guilty, to non-support of his four I reported to. work as if nothing Store in Lawtey on Nov. 18 from ,I the fact that Mr. R. M. Alvarez I j I Getting out -- .------
to launch drive the old "coun '!children He will happened.The 12 noon to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. t brought the editor a sample a social editionis
Telegraph was a against pay $15 a week superintendents could only this'I j ofj i lots of fun if you live.We're ,
I Ito his wife, Gertie ': until 7 p.m. ]I fine sugar cane, eight feet
ty convention" system of picking party nominees a Crawford for I ;,
;speculate on what had happenedto still alive at the
system that had contributed to "bossism" in county i support of the children. ] end the dispute. Last Monday|' The mobile x-ray plant will be: ;,,t long; and Mr. E. D. Prevail came'' time of this writing.:
I The ; 'at the Reno Theatre on Nov. 19 through with a bunch of grapefruit i'
non-support case against'' .
government, permitting a small clique of politically the A. F. of L. Carpenters and I But we'll never look the same
E. L. from 1 pm. until 4 and from J24 in the cluster. j
Hampton was temporarily! pm.
powerful men to control conventions and perpetuate trickmasons refused to cm i i'I again.
j passed and the non-support case e,5 i pm. until 8 p.m. It will be atIColson's j Advertisements were small and
themselves in office. I picket lines that appeared at 'I Our bloodshot eyes and typewriter -
Ernest Bolton Store in Brooker on Nov. (not enlivened by illustrations asI!
I Against was placed !
A for the unions will
when he bought spokesman hump testify to that.
Young Gene Matthews, not quite 21 the absentee docket. 20 from 10. a.m. until 1 p.m. and they are tciday. But they revealed j ji
the democratic system of Ion I j: :aid: thhe jots were being picketed I But it's a wonderful feelingnow _
The Tplpirranh. had seen more ,
from 2 until 5 It will some interesting
pm. p.m. information
| such I
because non-union electricians that It's .
: I were onr.Today'8
primary voting work effectively in Alachua County. He Louie L. Johns |be at Home's Store in Hamptonon I I as the fact that two good cigars i:
not being paid the prevailing wage. issue of 56 pages plus
took the issue to the people through the editorial columns ,(: Nov. 23 from 12 noon until 3 could be had at Rivers' store for
: Jim Hope Electric Co. of Gainesville I four-page souvenir cover is the
of The Telegraph and soon the old conventions :Dies This WeekLouie i, was the electrical subcontractor I pm. and from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. five cents; and Tom Hemmingway j largest In the Telegraph's his

were relics of the past. I on the school buildingsand The unit will be in Starke in I offered a first class "SAMPLE tory.

L. Johns. 66. lifelong reiiI Wells Electric Co. of Starke i front of the Florida Theatre for |I ROOM" in the rear of his store 'I Naturally we're proud of it,

"He is a friend of intelligence and thought { tent of Bradford County died suddenly I was subcontractor on the supermarket I three days, Nov. 24. 26 and 27_ where fine liquors of all kinds j and hope it meets with jour

a friend of liberty and freedom at his residence in New River from 10 am. until 1 p.m. and could be obtained.' Moses Mack.I approval of a trunk or on top shelf of the

that I Sunday morning following a short Hope has had several clashes from 2pm. until :5 p.m. a colored man._ advertised his i i We realize that it cannot be hall closet In years to come
This was only a forerunner of the leadership Jlness. He was born in New Riveron The Bradford County 'JuniorChamber services ""Blacksmith your children and
as and
'with unions lately, and he told ;i! read In "one sitting" (unless grandchildren
The Telegraph was to provide in the formative years' of 11 April 19, 1888, to the late Silas the Bradford County School Board' of Commerce has agreedto [IWheelwri ht", and the Starke In- : the reader has a very durable will read it and derive pleasure

Starke's growth and expansion championing bond Newton and Julia Sapp Johns. He ,that he believed Starke's strike 'I advertise the campaign in ,stitute offered courses in "penman-1 i sitter) but we do believe that from its contents.

issues for the first electric lights water lines !was a farmer and a cattleman. ''was just another attempt by the Starke. ship and declamation"An | you will find entertainment and We could bore you with lots

sewer lines new school buildings. Many of these I He was a member of the Long unions to force him to employ interesting time table! published : enjoyment in each and every of statistics how many

things were hard to sell for in those days, even as now. I Bridge Christian Church near New union labor. Brooker Receives by the Atlantic, Gulf & West article in all seven sections. pounds of paper the 4,000 copies'

there were those who cried, "Let things stay as they ,!River, and funeral services were i India Transit Railroad (forerunner Therefore we beg of you: contain how far the pages

are it's easier that way." onducted there by the Rev. Frtd Two Brooker Fires New Street LightsTen of the Seaboard) showed ,I Don't read an article or two would reach if stretched out

But The Telegraph was not content to let things I Dodd of Keystone Heights Tues- i southbound stops scheduled at and then leave the issue around in & straight line, etc., but we'd

The vision of its founder had not day. Interment followed in the :Set 3-Day Record i mercury vapor lamps have Temples Mill 3:31 pm.; Starke, where someone will use it to much rather let you go ahead
"stay as they :
are. family plot at Kingsley Lake recently been installed along 3:42 p.m.; and Thurston 4:06 p.m. j j[ start a fire with the next chilly with reading the other 53 pages.
been vain. :
Cemetery. Two fires in three days last ]Brooker's main street, giving a Only two outlying towns were !'1 morning. Suffice it to say that the

"The printer is the only product of civilization Surviving are his wife. Agnes week set a new record for Brookj j'modern, well-lighted appearance to represented by correspondence in I I I A lot of work by a lot of collection of material and pictures

necessary to the existence of free men." Morgan Johns; one son, Henry L I ler. First blaze occured when the the town at night The ten old this early year. The poem, ':> people has gone Into this issue for this issue began sev-

They were printers of the old school those two: Johns of Lake Butler; and one' ,post office caught fire from an ,lights that were replaced have !j"Uncle Billy's Lane," was con- i i and we sincerely believe that, eral ears ago. The actual

the man who founded The Telegraph and the man who sister, Mrs. Loca Allen of Los!overheated flue doing damage estimated been moved to other streets. 1 jtributed from Long Branch and .' as the years go by, It win become work of organizing the materialand

came in 1892 to realize a boyhood ambition. Angeles Calif. 1 at around $50 to the build- Clay Electric Cooperative has| the western part of the county 1 more and more valuable writing the stories began

They were printers in the finest tradition ; Active pallbearers were: Russell tug (I put in new poles in Brooker and' i I I was represehted by "Chronicles '' as a historical record of Starke last March. The setting *f
I JH. Green Jr., E. 1 the old service wires 1 t and Bradford type lajlnjf.out of ads and
"friends of intelligence and thought Floyd Wiggins, : The second blaze was caused by |many of from Providence." r' County.
It is to their that this the 75th Anniversary ii.i Kelly N. G. Hayes Sr., Zedra I III. burning mattress at a tenant .have been removed from in 'ttI Even in those days Starke was Therefore hang on to your printing the pages began the
memory Hamilton, and J. W. Thomas. j house belonging to J. W. Thomas. i of residences and placed in the 'a busy town. Said the editor: ': Issue! Keep it at hand until first of last September.The .
Issue of the loved and labored to !
newspaper they DeWitt C. Jones Funeral Home,Damage was negligible. I rear. This has also improved the "Starke presents a lively appear- I I you've read every article result of all this time

produce is dedicated lot Starke was in charge of ar : The Brooker fire departmentwas appearance of the town's, main ance on Saturdays. The streets I even if it takes you weeks. and labor you see spread before

rangements. called to both blazes. i street. Then salt it away in the bottom ton now. We hope you like itr


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I.the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps wife lives in Hampton, is serving I Fowler, overseas since September -r CEMETERY WORKING
SERVICE MEN Base. with the 9th Infantry Division in of last year, is a rifleman in i There will be a working at the

OLDEST FLORIDA WEEKLY PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY UNDER THE SAME: MASTHEAD The staging regiment handles Germany.The Company "F" of the division's I Beulah Church Cemetery in Clay
the last minute details in gettingmen division is undergoing in- 47th Regiment. He entered the County on Saturday. Nov. 13. An
Published every Friday and entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Starke, Florida, under 1 I persons interested in the cemeteryare
ready for foreign duty. tensive training in southern Ger- :Army in April 1953.
the Aet of March 3, 1879. I requested to go and help clean
many as part of the U. S. Seventh His father, I. S. Fowler, lives the cemetery. Go to Main Gate .

MEMBER FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION MEMBER NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION i I Pvt. Kenneth C.. Johns recently(i iI Cpl. William Fowler, 21, whose Army. m Brooker. I of Camp Blanding to enter. ,

received a trophy as high marks .
I WE LOOK AHEAD I man with the .45 caliber pistol of -
Company "C", 1st Military Police i
Training Regiment Camp Gordon ,
To devote this 75th Anniversary Issue sold, and many more under constructionwill Ga. The award was presented by Statement of Condition of '
.f The Telegraph entirely to looking back correct a situation that has hindered :I Col. Earl L. Edwards, commandingofficer (
upon the past would be out of keeping with the growth of this area for some time. A i of 1st MPTR.

the precedent set by our distinguished prede- newcomer to the county who wishes to :; FLORIDA BANK AT STARKE

cessors in "the editor's easy chair." start in business here, can also now obtaina I 1 {

They looked ahead! And, htd it not modern home. I.

een for their unrelenting optimism.. Starke 4)) The new Humphreys Highland Mine Condensed from Report to Comptroller t
would not be the town that it is today. due to start operations around the first of ,

Sometimes they were wrong. Like the the year, brings to the county regular em-
editor who wrote in 1883 that "Every man ployment for a sizeable number of Brad- October 7, 1954RESOURCES

who owns an orange grove in Bradford Coun- fordites, a boon to any section seeking to
ty will soon be rich." He reckoned without balance its economy. This, in addition the s

the Big Freeze of 1895, but it's safe to say Trail Ridge mine, is already having a stabi-

that even that catastrophe did not blight lizing effect on the county's economy.
the optimism with which that editor inspiredhis 5)) Half a million dollars of new school I

readers to greater effort. He doubtless facilities are now under construction. With

went right on encouraging them to try the population of the county on the increase,

another crop. the school system will keep pace with the LOANS AND DISCOUNTS 595372.33

It isn't very hard to be optimistic today, progress.
for Bradford County is definitely on the 6)) New motels, restaurants, gasoline BANKING HOUSE FURNITURE & FIXTURES 15,459.84:

march! From one end of the county to the stations stores and other buildings are PREPAID EXPENSES
other in Brooker, Lawtey. Hampton, and springing up all over the county. New busi- 1,254.88

especially in Starke, a wave of progress is ness enterprises such as these seem to invite OTHER RESOURCES 171.35
taking over. It promises a brighter future others; anyone who doubts this should
than this area has ever known. take a ride along 301 and see for himself. ACCRUED INTEREST AND

Over-enthusiatic? Not a bit. Let's takea 7)) Bradford County property valua-' Woman Marine Pvt. Rita R. INCOME RECEIVABLE 10,314.15

look at what has been accomplished during tions are on the increase. Here again, any i t Miller daughter of Mr and Mrs U. S. GOVERNMENT SECURITIES 2061750.60
one who doubts can easily find out for himself !Walter R. Miller of 450 Lafayette
the and what is "in the works" right
now.year by pricing property anywhere in the I St.. Starke, Fla., has been assignedto FLORIDA COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL BONDS 236139.83
county, particularly along the main high- the Marine Corps Station, Quan-
1)) A million-dollar road building program ways. tico, Va. She recently completed CASH ON HAND AND DUE FROM BANKS 413,519.05 2721723.61

which benefits every section of the 8)) New city limits for Starke show that recruit training at the U. S. Marin

county is in varying stages of completionnow. the city is bursting at its seams. Starke is Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Is-

It would be hard to overemphasizethe growing, and growing fast, and now that its land, S. C. / $3,333,982.01
importance of better roads to the growthof -
boundaries have been increased, a new zoning I
any community or county. Entire new plan is in the offing, new sewer and water !
areas of the county will be opened up, prop- mains are under construction. as well as ,
erty values will be increased, new settlers other

will be attracted. These are only a few of Taking improvements these points one at a time they i i I LIABILITIES ..

the obvious results. are each important and show that big thingsare II

2)) A Bradford County hospital, now happening in Bradford County. But I
under construction, will in addition to '
taken all together along with other develop- CAPITAL STOCK 50000.00
furnishing much quicker emergency service ments as yet not publicized, they show unmistakably -
than heretofore available enable Bradford that the county is moving fast. SURPLUS 200,000.00.

County to take care Qf its own, and not haveto What does the future hold for this area? UNDIVIDED PROFITS 25,619.11
depend on adjoining counties. The new Like all Florida it seems destined for con- 275,619.11RESERVE
hospital will do much to increase the prideof tinued substantial growth and development. i Mike H. Dicandio is back in the FOR CONTINGENCIES 56987.61

citizens in their county. The future of Bradford County can be just :;states from duty in Korea. Aftera RESERVE FOR TAXES, INTEREST, ETC. 22,412.20INTEREST
3)) Several housing developments under as bright and promising as we, working together 'j few days at home, he will report -

way now, with some homes completed and will make it. I to Fort Jackson, S. C., for & INCOME COLLECTED,
I further assignment. NOT EARNED 23,677.16

I Many. Thanks To Many. PeopleOn I. Henry Cohens, steward, USN, DIVIDENDS DECLARED, NOT YET PAYABLE. 750.00
"son of Mrs. Willie M. Cohens and
this eventful day in Florida, where an entire nusband of :Mrs. Cora M. Cohens, DEPOSITS 2,954,535.90

The Telegraph's history our class was assigned for a both of Starke is attached to At-
first thought is of all those, period of several weeks to 1 tack Squadron 42, based at the
past and present, who have the tedious job of researchand I Oceana. Va., Naval Air Station $3,333,982.01

made this day possible. Not writing many of the Attack Squadron 42 is using

only those who have assisted special articles in this issue. the Douglas AD-6 Skyraider, a

us materially in the assembling These students all did a fine propeller-driven attack plane cap- -....-..'
of this issue, but job and without their efforts able of delivering several thousands ;j &
of pounds of bombs and J
also those whose support an issue of this I rockets. -3s oX1/ I'

through the years has madeit quality would not have been The squadron has recently serv- JJ \\ /
possible for The Tele- possible.To I ed aboard the carriers USS Mid- ...... -- \ \'

graph to reach the ripe old Joe C. Hoover for the way, USS Hornet and USS Ben- fc_;: ftWtt/KPOS1T INSURANCE FEDERAL ..... '" \' .* ]
age of seventy-five. use of many of his prized I nington. While serving on the Mid- *fc CORPORATION BA.-N .

It is with a great deal of photographs of persons and way, the squadron was honored for :: FLORIDA y

pride that we present this Joe and Frank Hoover places in Starke and Brad- its outstanding safety record. NATIONAL
Anniversary Issue. But. without their fine photographythis ford (County. Most of the I = AT S TAR ICE H "til.
Issue photographs in this issue Marine Pfc. Lester C. Griffis :. _
this pride is liberally mixed would not have been -- -- --
the :son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Griffis : -
with humility and a large ]possible are work of Mr. Hoover I p.c-: : Ii'o --
!of Lawtey, sailed for duty in the
portion of appreciation to and his brother. the late I
Far East during the latter
all those who have made the Frank Hoover, whose half part I
through the of October after I
years, and we of spending four
issue a success through hope that we may always century photography in weeks in the staging regiment at :
their contribution of ma- constitutes a pic- ,
continue to
merit that sup- torial history of the town. i
terial and photographs, and
the cooperation of our ad- port.Needless To Julien C. Yonge of the I
vertisers whose financial to say, it has Library of Florida History,

support made the issue pos- been impossible for us to who was most cooperativein

cover completely every providing access to old &ttMIIlfItIU M

sible.We are not unmindful of phase of Bradford County's records, maps and microfilmed

the long years of support history for the past seven- documents, as wellas
given the by its loyal ty-five many helpful sugges-
paper ;years in this one

readers have subscribed some of to whom The best issue.Ve we could have, with done the the tions.brought To all in of old the newspapers many who ,:3ii: with the 180 HP Strato- Streak V-S.'c!' *:.2J2. ..

Telegraph for an unbroken limited time and space we
photographs letters diaries
period of fifty years or had to work with, but we -
and other treasures in
more. realize that a definitive All-NEW STRATO-STREAK v-a PERFORMANCEHere's
It takes a team of threeto history of this area is yet response to our request. BEAUTIFUL All-NEW PANORAMIC BODY
Material for this .
issue has
an engine so responsive it almost
make successful news- to come. It would be a Pontiac's new
a body
been sent to us from as far anticipates your demands so thor-
paper. There must be a that monumental could not task be and one distant points as North oughly proved that it will make even sweeping vision all around, with new
plant and equipment anda accom- Carolina and Colorado. For more enviable Pontiac's panoramic windshield and extra-wide
trained staff to producethe plished in one year or two. your interest and effortswe reputation for rear window. Front seats are three
dependability and
but there must We hope that some day it .a. economy. Three and inches wider and
paper are truly grateful. half despite a roof line
will a miles of
somehow be under- testing stand back
also be readers who show In return for all these of Pontiac's almost three inches lower, there is no
taken. There is Strato-Streak V-8.
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their approval by subscrib- kindnesses, we shall con- I sacrifice of head room.
ing year after year, and ad- material available to any tinue to welcome every op-
vertisers who accept the ambitious historian who ALl-NEW HANDLING EASE
portunity to
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newspaper as a medium for readers, our community, New vertical
placing their messages be- For the purposes of this and our county,. and thus Pontiac's brilliant new styling steps you new parallel king-pin front suspension, Never has a car priced next to the lowest
rear springs and
fore the public. We have issue we are especially indebted merit in the future the years ahead in a single bold move. From ball new feextended so exciting an invitation to
been fortunate in havingthe : support that has been so I its "dream car" front end with its twin corners and steering let you take relax amid so much luxury. Pontiac's

support of both readers To The School of Journal- generously given in the silver streaks to upswept rear fenders, cushion road curves almost effortlessJyallnew interiors-with fine fabrics and
and advertisers down ism at the University of past. Pontiac for 1955 is far and the so effectively you leathers perfectly keyed to the Vogue
experience all-new
an driving sensation. Two-Tone
body colors-are
most distinctive car on the road. unsurpassed
iTTTITTfTTTrrTTTTTTTTTTT* recovery.J. Glad to see Lavon and Florence for beauty and charm at any price.
S. Sapp and Mrs. LeRoy Nor- Crosby back at church Sunday af-
HE1LBRONN man made a business trip to ter visiting Florence's folks in:
Gainesville Friday.Mr. New York for two weeks. Also

and Mrs. LeRoy Norman glad to have her sster; Sylvia, ,
By Sr. and daughter Linda, and Mrs. here to make her home with Flor-
LeRoy Norman Jr. were shoppingin ence and Lavon for the winter. I II
Gainesville Monday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Holly of Kf "
Mrs. Ernie Johns Mrs Earl I ._
M. R. Judd was In our community Starke were visiting Mr. and Mrs. I ?? L1T- M
Uosley. and Warren Johns were '
Sunday. O. E. Crosby Monday night. !
ahopping in Jacksonville Saturday. L
Quite a few enjoyed the hog
Grady Varnes and Keith Reddish rf.YYYYYYTYYTYYYYTYYYYY1I killing at Marcus Conner's Satur-I II I
were home from the University day. They killed nbv fine hogs
of Florida this weekend.Mr. and: made some of the best: tasting! .
Holcomb of
and Mrs. M. L. I sausage I've ever tasted I ;5 _
Rehoboth. Del., visited the Ancel Mr. and Mrs. Otis Crawford and
Norman's last week. They were children of Jacksonville were visit- :
on their way to Orlando to spend ing her folks the C. C. Crosby's! Fv

the winter. I.I Rev. H. C. Martin filled his Sunday afternoon. 1 1I I I "C S V* .
The Ancel Normans and the T. regu:I 1j .
11 Mrs. Alston Butter
lar at the Vera of Lake ,_ ,
had last appointment BaylessHighway j .5- _
N. Normans hog killings Church Sunday morningand :! was visiting her son-in-law __
week and the J. C. Saprs had one evening with large crowds attending : and daughter the WilliAm Crosbys,I L

his week. both sen-tees. I Sunday. She also attended the sing rJr

The Felix SaPS played host tobe A very large crowd attended th. at Bayless Highway.Our :

Sapp family reunion Sunday. Associational sing at Bayless High: community was saddenei: to A GENERAL MOTORS
afternoon. .. hear of the death of L. L. Johns I- UASTERPIECK_
I very large crowd of local resi- way Sunday EveryonE ALL NEW rBOM THE GROUND UPI
enjoyed the occasion very much. of New River. Sympathy is expressed -
dents, out-of-town residents, and to the family.
Heard the Sapp reunion was i L
out of state residents wera thereto Mrs. Allen Hall and children of
gala affair Sunday at the homEof
enjoy the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Felix Sapp. A: Jacksonville were visiting: Mr. and

The first and second grades of large crowd attended lots of (lIe j I Mrs. L. A. Crosby Saturday. Simpson Urquhart Pontiac
Thought for the week. "The -
our school ara missing their teacher acquaintances were renewed ant I
mind of God is the state of man
Mrs. L. H. Futch who is the lots
on of new faces seen. Everyoni a of salvation, doom
I way cf sinners,I NEW LOCATION S. WALNUT ST. PHONE 67 P. 0. BOX 248
sick list. We wish her a speedy had a wonderful time. and happiness of beiicveis. FLA.

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or any member of the committee; Robt. Bolles, was also here for the Homecoming events in Gainesville. TTTTT TTTTTTTTTTT' so members sere? each other for a few minutes. Liz- -'
Mrs. E. L. Harris, Mrs. Hazel Mc- weekend. Mrs. E. M. Hazen has spent two The singing convention will be zie looks well to be afflicted as j -.is' :; ; ,
Kay, Mrs. Win. Lee, Mrs. W. J. Work is progressing on the homeof weeks in Starke visiting ilr. and
Keystone Heights LONG BRANCHby at Caleb Church next Sunday afternoon she is. We hope to see her again Wash Your Clothes
Siprelle, or Mrs. C. T. Smith. Dr. Creighton on Lake Shore Mrs. V. V. Hazen and Mr. and :Mrs. attend.
all are invited to J before long and hope she
Mrs. Elbert Altman, welfare Drive. The Creightons expect to M. F. Hazen. will' is soon I
Also, the Swampland Quartet 9 Pounds
Mrs Sara Mrs 3. well.
bj Chairman, announced that if 25 or move here shortly from their pres- Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Crosby of L. Strickland
the Ebenezer church
btat next -
uu..u.u.a uuuu.. more donors could be secured a ent home in Williston. Linden visited the J. W. Thomas' and Jimmy Lang i
invited COT '
Sunday night, and all are ; EVERYTHING Give her For 40c!
"Blood Bank for the Community of Miss Marilyn Rushton, daughterof Thursday.Mr. .
The Executive Board of the &AAAAAAAAA.A.AAAAAAAAAAAAA :to attend the services there and !an Esterbrook pastel purse pen.
Keystone Heights Woman's Club Keystone" could be established in Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rushton, and Mrs. C. S. Kelly are ,''hear these folks sing. I know they Mcan j Only $2.37 at Bradford County FREE Bleach If Desired!
Well, it
the Blood Bank in Jacksonvilleand was elected to the officeof looks as if we are not
met on Friday Nov. 5, at the homeof visiting Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wald- I I II sing for I have heard them. i,Telegraph.
a mobile unit would come to social chairman for Kappa going to get to hear Rev. Higdon
Mrs C. T. Smith, vice president, ron and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Kelleyof We noticed that several of the' 0
and Smith their
interested Shirley
Keystone. Anyone Gamma Chapter of Alpha OmicronPi I sing song
Wildwood this week.
and acting president. Mrs. Egan, should contact Mrs. Altman. social sorority at Florida when we have the hundred presentin j folks at church Sunday had colds. i j ALL TYPES OF

president, who has been absentin Plans were discussed for the Southern College. Jackie Dyal of Jacksonville was Sunday School, we dropped back :So far we have not been afflicted We Will
New York, was present but did home visiting her parents, the L.L. with cold this winter.Mr. PEST CONTROL
Bazaar to be held on Thursday, First Baptist Church to 55 last Sunday! (I am sorry I a I Dry Your Clothes
not preside. Among the matters Nov. 18, in the club house. The Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wor- Dyals this weekend. made the mistake of saying the and Mrs. Webb spent apart I

discussed were the Library, a bazaar will open at noon and will ship Service 11 a.m., Training Mrs. Carroll Atkinson is visit- young lady to help sing is Bro. 1 of the day Sunday with bits TERMITESHousehold For 20c

Blood Bank project and The be open until 8:30 p.m. There will I Union 6:45 p.m.. Evening Service ing relatives in Auburndale for a Higdon's daughter I just misun- ,Webb's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Commercial In New Automatic Drier
Bazaar.It be a miscellaneous and fancy I 8 p.m., Midweek Prayer Service few days. derstood, so I was corrected on ,Wilkinson. Nelia Marie Webb and I GROVE SPRAYING

was announced that the PTA work booth, a white, Elephant 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Barry and this !Sunday evening.) 1 Danny spent the weekend with CaD .for estimate

will help with the Library projectand table, a Grab Bag, a plant booth, The Sunbeams and Junior GA's' family visited friends and relatives At the rate we are going now _'t their grandparents, Jack andXunpie I 0

that it will. be open in the a Fish Pond and a table for Cakes gieatly joyed"( thiir first meetingof down South lastweekend._ well Bud Harris,need not take a [: Wilkinson.We I Florida Pest Control

near future: Some books have and Pies. A baked ham supper., the new church year last Mon-' Mrs. 0. W. Barry has gone to sore throat from practicing hjs were glad to have "Miss & Chemical Co. The %V/asheteria/ !

been donated but more are needed. will be served from 5:30 to 1:30'j jday at 3:30 p.m. The Junior GA's Wauchula to occupy a new job. song for it sure looks like he has 1 yilie" Wilkinson back with us 2220 N.W. 6th St. Ph. 6035

Any one wishing to contribute for $1 and 50c for children. Thisis 'are planning to meet every Mon- Mr. and Mrs. Markey were the plenty of time to get in good !Sunday after a week spent in Or- GaloesrOle, Fla. Zbr"ple An. Siarke i
either books or cash may contact the first venture of the Club to I I I day at 3:30. All girls are urged guests of Mr. and Mrs. practice before he has to sing one! I lando. She has a severe cold, we ,
the chairman Mrs. E. H. Cooper r i
raise money to finish paying for to attend.A Rurel Dukes of DUkes Thursday.Mr. Wonder if we can blame the cold I are sorry to say. I ii
the new roof which was put on study course book "One to weather entirely for this absence? We were surprised Saturday i
and Mrs. T. W. Markey !
during the summer. The roof is j Eight" is being planned for nextI We afternoon when
and Mrs. Rosa Pinholster were in are proud to say that 32 of our sister-in-law
about half paid for but there are!Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock. ] I
I Lizzie Strickland daughter Ruby,
lEt Starke on business Monday. these 55 present were 100 per \
1. 0 h.Ffx ff several hundred dollars yet to Ask To See
bej|All church members are urged to i j and Lizzie's nurse. Mrs
.- '.--. -- I raised and the co-operation of I attend.VYYYYYYYYVY.Y.YYYYYVY. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hinton and cent members This is not so bad !jI I drove up to the gate. pomeroY'j FELLS 5-FOOT J

everyone in the community is asked I son. Johnnie, of West Virginia are I for the ones who were present, ):taken Lizzie out for a drive and I New Plurge Bow '
i Come and visiting the G. E. Greens and the I TREE I IN
in this project. but
I YV wonder where our other 41 or i came on by here for us to see ; AttachmentMINUTES
\ friends. I Ernest Edwards. They are enroute I
/ ,bring your I
home """"'U _____. __ _,__ '
The Lions Club will hold a Fish 'BROOKER :to their new in Tampa. I u.

I i Fry on Saturday Nov. 13 at the ; ; Mrs. Hamp Connely of Tallahasee ; I Ii II i .
I i This little"powerhouse: the McCul
Beach. Serving will start at 5:30 : was the weekend guests of Mrs.
IJy Polly Wait Jr. I loch Model 4-30 Chain Saw, is on( Oregon Chain
'p.m. Price $1. Mattie Sowell.
I of the best one-man logging tools
The Keystone Heights PTA will ALLAAAAAkLA ALLAa A 11LLaa Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Taylor and I made. You can have it with a 14", Available For All

,hold its regular meeting on Tuesday ; Jackie Green of Palatka were the 18",:24",30",36"or 42"straight blade,
Nov. 16, at 8 at the (Last Week's News) I Makes Of Saws
| p.m.
dinner guests of the Roy Greens or with 15"bow.It's got more worth-
The topic will be"Books" I Sarah Carlton entertained a few : )
:school house. Sunday. while features than you can shakea
', Mrs. Roy Watkins. friends at a Hallowe'en Party Sat-
by stick at Buy it, and you'll wonder
Guests of the Wait household
|Hostesses will be Mrs. Kyle Mc- urday night at her home. They I why you waited so long.
this weekend were Sandy Mott of
Murtry. Mrs. George Massa, Mrs. played several games and went i(

Lindsay I Walker, and Mrs. E. T. "tricks or treating" in town. Gainesville Clearwater.The and Carol Cox of I Sewing Machine Operators WEIGHS ONLY 30 IBS. : $321.00

!Martini Those who attended were J. T. WITH J 4" BLADE s12wa DeliveredFLORIDA
i i i Mrs. Eisena ker's Circle of the Parrish, Jerry Suggs, M. B. Fowler Brooker P. T. A. met Thurs

'Community Church Women will Cauthorn and Catherine Padg- day night at the school lunch- Experienced & UnexperiencedAGES Try out theMcCulIoch

(meet on Wednesday Nov. 17, at I ette, Ronald Wiggins, Lucille room with the President, Mrs. J. C. Model 440

tiVew hre's girl) ;jii a.m. at the home of Mrs. Axel 'Raw lison, Billy Ann and Edna Mae! Harrell presiding. It was announced 18 THRU 35 at our place-it suresaves

Who was so heady I Malmgren.Call Russ Kenny Green Barbara Sue that they made $257.00 profit on you time and energy I

Slit" plumb forgot 9271 Candy's Gulf Station, Davis, Don Stokes, Terrell Green the Halawe'en Carnival. Mrs.

10 phone for Tommy Keystone Heights, for Kerosene John| Green Dickie Davis Kenneth Harrell extends thanks throughthis Company Benefits Include Group Life & Hospital
Delivery. I Mott Steven Kelley, Hal Mott column to all who worked and Insurance, Paid Vacations and Others S
Glenda Parker and Jeanne and donated to the carnival.

We're sorry, friends but a home Miss for Madalene the weekend Kennedy with was her Joanne Wait. The out-of-town The P. T. A. extends thanks to APPLY AT OUR OFFICE

doctor can't cure pipe trouble parents. Also a guest of the Ken- guests were Ervin Young and Ver- Zedra Hamilton for the donationof 10th & CHURCH STREETS I

unless it's your tonsils. All other Mrs. W. R. Baker of non Forsyth of Hampton, and Sandy grass seed.
nedys was
pipe trouble Is patched up by Jacksonville. I Mott of Gainesville.Mr. The next meeting will be held I BIG DAD Co. SAW COMPANY
IlL Every faucet is our friend Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rice of i and Mrs. B. C. Fryer Jr. of the first Thursday in December to I 2727 N.W. 6th St. Gainesville, Fla.
Jacksonville the
spent weekend discuss for the Christmas
Sharon. Pa. are guests of lIr.Rice.'s plans
with the H. -And-- ]
S. Andersons. Starke Fla.
I ,
aunt, Mrs. F. Pcott. Mrs. Party.
Mrs. Grace Bigham was in Jack- i 1927 N. Marion St. Phone 1675 Lake City, Fla.
Scott is home from the hospitaland
much better. sonville Tuesday visiting her sister -== u.....:

I expects to Jack the hospital to Haberstroth be there in Lake for has some City returned time and I)i'ill.Stanley Mrs. Green Jimmy was Whittle the, who Friday is 'I I The world's greatest builder of V8's presents

for treatment. 1 night guests of Lamar Shaw of ,;

Pvt Frank Walrath of the 82nd Stai ke.

Airborne Division at Foil Brag, '' Mi' and Mrs. M. M Gano and '

PHONE 414-J N. C. was home for a few days Gunny of St Augustine spent this

!with his parents. Mr and Mrs weekend with the R. F. Ganos. THE TOTALLY NEW 55 FORD Iwith I
WJ9' F M. Walrath Jr His sister Mrs While here. they attended the

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Garden Club Host To State Officers At District Meetina Last WeekThe !Baptist Youth Rallies BP\V To Attend
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I i II home which will be located in I Begin Saturday Night I District Meeting
I Starke Garden Club was II I
'ng should do much to beautify
(host at the District Five meeting Florida in the years to come. Mrs. I The second in a series of regu- The district meeting of the BPW
t Florida Federation of Garden I 'ar Saturday night: Baptist Youth |;will be held in Lake City at the
I Eugene .\ Smith, president, of the
Rallies will be held this Saturday ,Blanche Hotel on Sunday. Nov. H.
Clubs, Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the I Florida Federation of Garden i I
at 7:30: p. m. in the Hope Baptist at 10 a.m. Members of the Starke
Starke Woman's Club building. ,
Clubs, showed a sketch of the Na- =k .
I II The theme of the meeting was "We [tional Federation's permanent Church just off Route 100 about .1.club will meet at the post office
I tour miles north of Keystone at 9 a.m. before going to Lake
,Learn By Doing. I
Gladys Mooty Shaw Botanical Gardens St. Louis Heights.The .
I Phone 35 Mrs. M. F. Hazen, president of I Mo. Eight club presidents gave I I City. An invitation to spend

I 66 .. .. "J the Starke Club, gave the greeting ,their annual reports. I M\Gospel service Film. Last will week open the with film a !!i Saturday night with Myrtle Brown

:,. from the hostess club.. Rep. I During the lunch hour, a turkey "God of Creation" was shown to at her place on the lake, has been
*::1r' : Doyle E. Conner extended the dinner was served in the Methodist I
a near capacity house at Hampton given to all members.The
City's welcome to the 80 mem- Recreation Hall by Mrs. Paul
;: Baptist Church. j i monthly meeting
bers present.Mrs. .Raymond, hostess chairman, and I ] regular
; Charles Beiderman, president i- her committee. Down the center- 1 The film will be followed with a j will be held in the Catholic Center,

Mary' of the Dunnellon Garden Club ,of the banquet tables were artistic V 1I I"singspiration" led by Scotty and 'Monday night, Nov. 15, at 7:30
presided in place of Mrs. Robert ,enlongated arrangements of fall Jane, well known youth workers'!'o'clock.. Hostesses will be Madge
E. Hess, Director of District Five. 'fruits and vegetables interspersedwith '.
+I'I''of Brooklyn, N. Y. Middleton and Margaret MillerCONGRATULATIONS
who was ill The speakers were ; pompoms and centered witha

Helen Mrs. Harold T; Butts, State Chair- .cornicopia overflowing with 'AAAAAAAillAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA4AAAAA

man of Conservation, who read an ,fruits and'lowel'a. The club house I' .

essay which forcefully illustratedthat !was enhanced with beautiful arrangements ,: Pictured above are the unsung heroes of the "kitchen committee" I

k : land and resources are not of dahlias, roses and that prepared the luncheon for those who attended the Garden Club's

White- ; ours to possess. We do not "own gerbia against a background of.I district meeting this week 'I

the land, but use it only for a palms for the day's meeting. Mrs. j

: little while. It is the heritage we J.V.. Kincaid decorated the din- 'Mrs. Carleen Landrum I I Two Baptist Circles
leave to future generations, we ing room and Mrs. R. F. Young:
head should develop and conserve. Mrs !and Mrs. S. E. Sparks were in !Weds M. Williams i,Met Tuesday Evening TO

!1 Vernon L. Conner. State Chairman :charge of decorating the club I I I I
iJi Roadside Beautification, outlined j;house. Corsages of gladioli, pompoms Mrs. Carleen Rogers Landrumand The Lottie Moon Circle of the

y fI needs' and accomplishments in the ,.; and carnations were presented -I| Merritt Hannum Williams, son 'First Baptist Church, .Mrs. L. G. THE BRADFORD COUNTY
Weds I I of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Williamsof Powell leader, met Tuesday night
state of Florida. The "Don't Be A | to the speakers, State and |
Eustis, were united in marriage Nov. 2, with Mrs. Jim Ritch as
t Litter Bug" campaign and the]j District officers from the :,
I "Mile of Beauty" highway plant- club. Friday night, Nov. 5, at eight |i hostess and Mrs. Don Neel, co'I'j'I
i&clock at the home of the groom's 'hostess. I TELEGRAPH
Francis -: ;parents in Eustis. The Rev. Walter I The devotional was given by1 I
I ,.... ._
e r L. Mertz, pastor of the Presbyterian ,Mrs. L. D. Haines and Mrs. W. B.I 1
-. 4z: Church, performed the !Mundy had the j jen
I r I II II double -; charge of progran
I M ti..w -+ .. : ring ceremony in the presenceof j the theme "Rhodesia." Those! 75th ANNIVERSARYA I

... ;. -r the immediate family. I taking part were Mrs. Arline Mr- !
Louis ...... ....
fjrrr Mrs. William had as her matron j Knight, Mrs. Eva Anderson, Mrs. ::
ra -4 "f honor and only attendant Mrs.R. i Marian Howe, and Mrs. Powell. !
._- Ai M. Cottrell, sister of the groom. I Following the business session, 1
James H. Williams served as his ''a social hour was enjoyed with
Klicker '
x brother's best man. refreshments served to the 16
A good town deserves a good newspaperand
The bride
wore a navy blue suit members present.
t ;. w't with blue accessories and carrieda The Ethel Biggs Circle, Mrs. we feel that you have rendered a
IT valuable service to the for
white Bible Community
: topped with a white I Russell Norman leader met Tuesday -
-, orchid tied with satin ribbons. n'ght, Nov. 2, with Mrs. Ned the past 75 years. We believe that you

Miss Mary Helen Whitehead of church parlors the couple left fora i Following the wedding ceremonya Yancey hostess, and Mrs. E. A. and Starke will continue to grow together
Jacksonville, daughter of Mr. and wedding trip to Asheville, N. C. small reception was held. Hall, co-hostess. Mrs. Russell Nor- and we wish you many more happy birth-

Mrs. Samuel W. Whitehead, and I The bridegroom has been with 1 : 1 Mr. Williams is connected in man presided over the business da's.LAVSON'S.
Francis Louis Klicker, son of Mr. the U. S. Marine Corps for teh s business with the National Stand- session, and Mrs. Hall had chargeof

and Mrs. F. H Klicker of Jackson- years, having just returned froma + ard Insurance Co. the program on "Southern

ville, were united in marriage on tour of duty in Korea. .-.r!:: :SII. ( i \Rhodesia."
October 16 in the Murray Hill I Shirley Jean Cottle Following the program the hostesses \ MARKETVTTTTTTTTTTTTTVTTyTVTTTTTTTTTTVVTTTTTTVVVTTTVTTTT
Pictured above are the state officers of the Florida Federation of
Methodist Church. Rev. W. J. I served refreshments to the
Churchwell officiated at the dou- Pamela Faye Lawson Garden Clubs who attended a district meeting here this week. Standing Honored At Shower i 18 members present.

ble-ring ceremony.C. Surprised At PartyMiss I (I to r) are Mrs. W M. Allison, corresponding secretary: ; Mrs. :]1 Miss The monthly business meeting I

A. Alexander Jr. gave his sis i Arthur F. Coe, third \ice-president and editor of the Florida Card- entertained Shirley Jean Cottle was of the First Baptist WMS will be I

ter-in-law in marriage, and Frederick Pamela Faye Lawson was I ener'; and seated are Mrs John Parkinson, vice-president; Mrs.Kugene ley Lake home recently at the Kings- held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the

Albert Klicker served his delightfully surprised at a birth- A. Smith, president; and Mrs. W. IX Dutton, second ,' ce-prt's- Miss of Mrs. Dewey Elder church, b..'inning with a covered

brother as best man. Ushers were day party given Saturday eveningin ident.BE. elect of this Cottle month.is a popular bride- dish luncheon at noon. The pro- I GLAD TO BE BACK!

R. E. Miller and T. P. Hamilton.A her honor at the M. L. Law- 1 Those gram will be in charge of Daisy ,
present at the miscellaneous I
of nuptial music was son's ranch. Maxie Carter
program shower Fowler Circle, Mrs.
were Barbara I
presented by Mrs. George H. Whip- The party was held on the Law- Colley, leader.
Elaine Colson
Joanne Smith, Patti
ple, organist, and Colvin Futch, son's lawn under overhead lights Lawson I
o'f Shirley Tomlinson, Sue
soloist. where a hamburger fry was en- ''Ip' elle and Barbara McComb, all (WSCS Meeting
Miss Shirley Ann Hogan, maidof Joyed. After refreshments, games I BHS seniors and classmates of i i
honor, wore an emerald green there played by the 12 guests and I tI Miss:' ; Cottle. I The regular business and program :.
iridescent crystallette short formal prizes were awarded to Lewis Wise I Also of the Methodist W. S. C. S. j
present was Mrs.
and Aliese Lawson. Aubrey I'will be held Monday afternoon at
gown. The molded bodice was outlined i q rxaRr.f vtimie.! the groom's mother and
with velvet and covered witha Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Lawson +' M I David Cottle, mother of the 13 o'clock in the church sanctuarywith
crystallette and velvet fischu were assisted in serving by Mrs ''. elect. the president, Mrs. E. K. '
stole. Long princess lines drifted Wilma Dockstader and Miss Helen < renal Perryman, presiding.
games were
played by I Mis. M. W. Cressler will have I
into the wide gored skirt. Her bou- Haines. "
group and prizes were won by
quet was of yellow pompoms.The Misses Tomlinson charge of the program and will
Lawson, and Col-
bride chose for her weddinga ,Dorcas Class Holds a c cI cY '..... present Miss Clara Leaman, a :
former India who
missionary to
frosty white gown in tullanet Hostesses for the affair were
Business MeetingThe will tell of her experiences while
and Alencon 'h <
lace. The strapless Dewey Elder and Mrs. Edgar I
lace bodice featured shirred tulle : j '<)llle. I there. I
Dorcas Class of the First
I i
trimming and was covered with a 71
Baptist church held its monthly ,
fitted jacket which fastened down I Altar Society Dinner
business meeting on Nov. 3 at 7 Christian Church
the front and had a Mandarin
collar. The waistline of the gown p. m. The meeting was called to I Woman's Council MetThe I The Altar Society of St. Ed- I am pleased to announce to my friends and
dipped into a wide waltzlengthnet order by Leon Hazelwood, presi- ,wards Church is sponsoring a turkey -

skirt, which was banded in dent of the class. Minutes were I seeand Woman's Council of the II dinner Thursday evening, Nov. patrons that I am back "at the old stand"U.
lace crowned ) ; Christian Church 18. at 7 p.m. in the Catholic
with Juanita will
a tulle over- read by Harper, secretary. meet Tues-
Mount Dora; and Rep. Doyle K. Conner. In the first Mrs. Recreation Hall. Admission $1.25 S. 301 north of Starke. Our restauranthas
skirt and poised over taffeta. Her Plans were made for a covered i, row are day evening at 7 o'clock. Group I
fchoulder-length veil of illusion was dish supper and Christmas party Charles. Biederman, Dunnellon; Mrs. Eugene A. Smith, Ft. Lauder- 1 with Mrs. L. J. Kite, leader, at 'I for adults and 50c for cnildren. I II ITORNADO It Ii been newly remodelled and redecoratedand

attached to a halo of sequins. She dale; and Mrs. 31. F. Hazen, hostess, and president of the Starke Garden the Christian parsonage. Group
for the month of December, to be I I
carried a white orchid on a white Club. '2 with Mrs. Clyde Colson leader, i ZIPPER BINDERS, we are ready to serve you the wonderful
Bible. I given at the home of Mrs. Lex will meet with Mrs. Colson at her
I S rings, 150. Bradford County TelegrapK fried chicken and other fine foods that
Following a reception in the Green, teacher of the class.! 1 j home on W. Call street across from 1 you

1I I 1I 1I I I jc/LDtAhLthfrT I Dr. Felos' office, at 7 p.m. I have enjoyed with us over the years. COME

'Dressed To Kill!' I I .145 Call B OBBIES I E S PhoneW. 291Women's SEE US.J& .

This "diamond hunt" sponsored i her home for 22 of her friends;

by Lovett's and Bullington's Gift 'Connie Jean Noegel was hostess J RESTAURANTJOE
and Children's And
Shop has been stirring up some II to 15 of her little friends last Saturday I' Clothing Shoes--
excitement on Call street this week afternoon when she cele- ,
the lucky winners so far are !brated her fourth birthday -- the I J We are helping the Bradford County Telegraph NOEGEL. PROP.

Syr Jessie Young and Sue Winkler..1 youngsters enjoyed a real horse- :, r celebrate their 75th Anniversary by

there still are several diamondsin back ride for their entertainment j 1 offering life following specials .

the bowl and the "hunt" lasts .Kathleen Thomas, who was ,!

until Saturday so get in on the seven on Nov. 10 entertained at a j 'i,: .... 59' -, f\ 100% NYLON $98

fun if you haven't already see theatre party followed by refresh-, %' & TOPPERS

the Central Florida Gas & Appli- ments; Martha and Ned Yancey i \ ..S 4 etlaK+
ance Co. have moved across the celebrated their 15th wedding'; .e Sara

street into the store formerly oc- wedding anniversary on Nov. 10: : & I Black Suede Complete Size Run : o
cupied by Farm, Home &: Auto Lloyd and Inez Green celebrated j '

Supply and the Bottom Dollar their 23rd anniversary on Nov. 7; j Coronation Shoes Val. 6.95SPECIAL4.95 ,
store is going to enlarge by take ,Judy Green has a birthday on Nov. ,
mg over the store vacated by the I 14 and so does Sharon Hall Locke i ii I i

Central Gas and hear that Mr. I and Ginny Finzer; Reta Tilley hada I iI I ,
and Mrs. Lavon Crosby have movedfrom j' birthday on Nov. 10 and Josie i y

the Bessent Garage Apt. toj I'Cumber has a birthday on Nov. 12. '

the Blankenship apt. on Church i The Young Peoples Service Leagueof Drop by and ask Martha and Jill about

St. I; the Episcopal Church enjoyed a other outstanding values this Fri. & Sat. ,
Noted that Edward J. Schwab of i square dance called! by Harry I I

Pittsburgh, Pa., has moved to I Green and hay ride party last Sat \

Starke and is employed by Jerome I.urday evening chaperoning the \
Johns at the Phillips 66 bulk sta- party at the Parish House were I
Yes Mom and Dad were certainly tion his wife Virginia, and I Marftfli and Tommy Hitch and Mac

daughter Anna Ruth, will Join him I laM- 'JoAnna Futch Forty-five" ROUND AND

"dressed to kill" when they later the" girls along Call i couples were in on the fun. SQUAREDANCING

street had better start nailing Spotted at the Florida-Georgia

stepped out in the 1890's. down their purses hear thata game last Saturday were: Dot Al- '
sneak thief is on the loose again; varez. Dot Ross Dot and Bill Powell And Please Bring Us A

he ransacked Adelaide Crowson's. Lil and Buddy Bishop Steve .

purse t'other day and took her :'I and Ruth Simmons, Jerome Johns '

Tastes have changed with the passing years, wallet which just contained all !I'Mural Gardner, Nina Bishop, Kenneth : i FLORIDA Room!
her identification cards, but no Grider. Joe Andrews, Charley ;
and styles that were considered beautiful a money-incidentally if you find her and Ted Johns, Virginia and Junius

few wallet with contents stashed awayin I Smith, Lucian Conner, Doyle Con I There isn't a family in the whole state who wouldn'tbe
years ago are funny to us now. The a corner someplace she'd like I ner, Luke Feeney, Dean and Cecil Every delighted with a beautiful STARKE planned

to have it back. I Sewelf Maurice and Lucille .Ed- .
fashions of the 90's are gone forever, for Edwards FLORIDA room. It's perfect for entertaining guests
Quite a family reunion at the I wards. Carolyn and, Alston FRIDAY AND SATURDAY delightful for lazy-time relaxing a "must" for
clothes today must be practical as well as P. D. Reddish homestead with I Wheeler Merrill and Jerome::
Lt. Drew and Ada Reddish home i,Edwards, Seeber and, Eloise Goodman ';, "extra living" room! I
good to look at. For the finest in men's, Vic and Charlotte- Frees Pat '
V for 8 days from Fort Eustis, Va., I We'll send our representative over to help get those

women's, and children's clothing you need Cpl. Vernon Reddish home for 18 I land- Jack Detweiler, Joan and Randy NIGHT plans rolling NOW. He'll suggest materials recommend f
days from Fort Riley, Kan., and Chitty Kathryn Kelly, Johnny Ii i iKopelousos.
a good carpenter to do the work at a fair price -
look no further than your Airman 2-c Dolph Reddish arrived i James and Thelma ,
home Saturday for a month's leave LewiS Patsy and Vernon Silcox 1 MUSIC BY AND arrange an easy-on-the-budget improvement

i from Greenland he and bridetobe -(I Dot and Guy Sale Monk and Thel- !!.

Shirley Carpenter, will be stationed ma Dinkins, Charles and Virginia;'I\ THE SOUTHLANDERS The cost? You can build a luxurious $1000 STARKE

I at W Palm Beach following I Darby,' Sarah and John Torode Ii i planned Florida room for
their June and Sid Shuford, Mac and 'I
wedding Saturday evening.
little $31.94 month
as a
STAR STORE I Margaret :McGriff, Cris Carratt, THE as
Quite a few birthdays listed this
;Judge and Lois Perryman, Hazel Sound like a good deal? It is; Investigate!
I;week on the calendar: Theron 1 Franklin and Jim Ii
II Ritch, Dewey
i Hunter celebrated his 9th birthday Warren. X M. and Iva Smith, NEW KINGSLEY BEACHADM.
I Ion Nov. 8 with birthday cake and: i Frow and Beth Strickland, Jimmy I i STARKE BUILDERS SUPPLYPhone i t

i ice cream at his home for nine:! |and Martha Moore and Herb and I I
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pooser i I of his young friends followed by Peggy i! Thomas. : 50c :
45 Washington St. at S AL Depot
seeing a matinee. Penny Hollings-, ; Seems to be all for now I
j worth celebrated her 14th birthday:' See you in the next : Starke, Fla.

Monday evening with a party at Carolyn i i

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i Mrs. Pearl Schropshier and I Mr. and Mrs. M C. Wells had as (Garden Club Plans equipped with a gasoline engine I idette Laporte Defendant. and file the original In the office of
II having a cubic inch displacement Case Xo. 10-759 the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or
brother, Joe, were visiting relativesin i Sunday guests, Mr. and Mrs Frank of not less than 270 with full six- Notice To Appear. before the 13 day of December 1954.
Ocala on Saturday. Kozi and daughter, Janet, of Atlantic ,,Horticultural.Meeting wheel drive five speed transmi- : ToEfcrnadette Laporte, whose otherwise the allegations of said '.
ion dual range guing 10 speeds ,residence and address is: No. I, Complaint will be taken .s Confessed
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Holley and Beach. ,1 forward, two in ren'r -e. Equipped :forth Grofnenordale Connecticut. by you.
family of Ke'Stone Heights have Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gonzalezwere The horticultural department of with 10 25x20 mud grip tires- You are bart>y notified that a This -hall-bepublished;; '
Starke Garden Club, with Mrs.'R Cab to be over-engine design with suit for
I 'the
moved into Nollman Courts. cote each week for four consecutive -
(1' Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. safety .
glass and i
| will adjustable >eat> ) Divorce week in the Bradford County ,
chairman '
Mrs. Jonney Simpson of Jack- Inez F. Young Bidder shall state delivery date.
Kelly and attended the Sapp has been filed against yon In thr Telegraph.
I' GAIN THE N 1fY5 sonville spent a few days this family reunion in the afternoon. have a meeting o'clock at Friday the afternoonat Woman'sClub to The accept said or City reject reserves any or the all right bids I I you snore are named required Court to serve and cause a copy and of 1934.Dated this 9 day of Xo\ember,
week with Mr. and Mrs. Volley City 4jf Starke Florida .
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Edwards I your answer or pleading to the complaint OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby
Starling. building to which the public By Carl Johns, City Clerk. !, i on the Plaintiffs Attorney Clerk of the Circuit Court ;
and the weekend wi.n
family spent '
Ill 19 :3t 11 211
I Mrs. Lois Tyson and daughter, I |'is I cordially invited. T. Frank Landrum, Starke, By Marian L. Crosby Deputy Clerk
Mr. and Mrs. James Kinchen m Florida, 11/! 4t I/J
r Beverly Ann, of Los Cruses, N. M., :Jacksonville.Mr. I The subject to be discussed will NOTICE TO APPEAR s

Sam Warren of Elizabeth, Pa., I lone Mizell of Jacksonville spent and :Miss Vonceil Clardy of Zephyr and Mrs. Larry Gibson and be roses. Guest speakers will be IB Florida Circuit! In Court.CIa..t'Bradford,,",. County t

spent several days last week with Saturday with Linda Wasdin. hills, spent the weekend with },Ir. son, Gerry and Brian Kucera spent Dr. Sam McFadden and Dr. Howard Harry I.,. Ginsberg, Plaintiff. 1sFathrr il' I ALVAREZ' STORE Men's Clothing

his cousin, Mrs.: Steve Weldon. I Friends of Mrs. W. E. Thornton and Mrs. Carl Hunter. Sunday in Gainesville and visited Miller, both from the University Ginsberg, Defendant vase No 10-720 'I Established 1894 I II

Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Rosier and will regret to hear she Centered the Miss Frankie McCullogh of the Devil's Mill Hopper. of Florida. Dr. McFaddenwill \.tire To Appear | I II

daughter were business visitors in Glendale Hospital in Palatka on Chattanooga, Term., is spendingthis Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Doyle spent I talk on breeding roses and Dr. To; Either and address Ginsberg is:, I'nknown whose residence ,- i<' -. I,
Gainesville Saturday for kidney ailment week with Mr. and Mrs. V Miller is entomologist and will You
on Monday. Sunday afternoon in Green Cove an ape hereby notified that a I
Mrs. E. P. Renner of Gainesville J. Mullen of Philadelphia, Pa. O Bridges. Springs visiting Mr. Doyle's mother talk on the subject along with suit for divorce 1
has been filed
against in tbt
spent the weekend with her mother spent the weekend with his aunt, Maj. and Mrs. H. M. Hatcher and Mrs. Annie L. Doyle. the showing of slides. above named Court and you cause ana MOVING i
Mrs. A. F. Sauls. Mrs. A. W. Anderson, Sr. son, Harry, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim you are required to serve a copy of
..Thomas Gill returned, to. his _.The public attending are requested i
answer pleading
> your or ti the complaint -
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Thomas and Chaste and"son, J. Roy were I
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Conner and _.
home at Camp Blanding Tuesdayof to bring flowers and plants of nn Plaintiff* Attorney' If
daughter, Kathleen, were in Palat visiting friends in Micanopy on T. Frank Landrum Starke. Fla.
children and Mrs. A. G. Gowen of : LOCAL Safe
and unusual to
last week after 'the rare variety placeon PHONE
spending and file the original In the office ui t i
ka Mrs. Thomas'mother Sunday.Mrs.
Sunday visiting !
Folkston, Gay were Sunday after past four weeks in St Vincent'shospital. the exhibit table.Presbyterian. the Clerk of the Circuit Court on !: OR 1
noon guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mrs. Irene Roberts. R. F. Young spent Saturdayin or before the 2: day November' Dependable
Vickers. I Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Blackman Gainesville contacting speakersand His mother, Mrs. Faye 1954 otherwise the allegations of LONG Economical 311 :
Gill, is aid Complaint will he taken as j
staying with him
Miss Peggy Perritte of Los An and son of Lake Butler have moved material at the University of duringhis Primary confessed by you. hISTeNCER.
geles, Calif., spent several days into Nollman Courts. Florida for the horticultural program convalescence. I Class I This notice shall be published \ B. Alvarez OR250J !
Friends : Enjoys PartyThe into each week for foul consecutive i
last week with Mr. and Mrs. Frow Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Thomas and I on roses to be given Fridayat of Michael Devrick will I weeks in the Bradford County Tele Agents For TRANSFER! AND
Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Outlaw egret to hear that he has been' graph.
the Woman's Club.
Strickland. spent Delcher Bros. STORAGE
of the First
CO. 1
primary Dated this+ 20 day of Oi tober. 1954
confined to his
Mrs. Orie Wiggins and L. G. the weekend at their camp at Salt Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kelly and bed with an infected Presbyterian Sunday School en- OFFICIAL SEAL: Charles A. DarDj
Hemmingway were in Jacksonville Springs. children of Tampa were weekend gland for the past two I Clerk of the Circuit Court
joyed a Hallowe'en party at the I 3y Marian L. Deputy1 Clerk i
I I weeks. Crosby.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Roberts
shopping on Monday. visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Church Wednesday afternoon, Oct. Irt 22 4t 11 I 12NOTICE STORAGE !
daughter. Julie have rented a cottage Mr and Mrs. J. B. Dansby and
Mr and Mrs. Frow Stricklandand Dobbs.
27. Donnie Bagwell and Michael
I in Nollman Courts. I family of Perry and Mr. and Mrs.R. ,
daughters will spend the weekend Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Millen of Jackson were awarded prizes for TO APPEAR ;
in :Miami where they will attend I Mr. and Mrs. George White Folkston, Ga. spent the weekend J. Andrews and family of Wesi the best masks for the boys and In Circuit In Court.Chancery.Joseph Bradford. CoanUFlorldat ferryman Bldg. S. Court St Starke, Florida! I IL.

the wedding of Mrs. Strick- spent the weekend in Tampa. I with Mr and Mrs. C. H. Quirk. j'i connett were Sunday guests. of Mr. Janet Joiner and Faye Ann Bag- I Laiinrte. IM.umilf+ v I C.: 'i n -_. :
land's sister, Mrs. Vereen Yorkto Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Dawkins Mrs. Mary Beth Peacock and I,and Mrs. R. O. Dansby. 'I e I II
N. T. Riccardi on Friday eve- of Jacksonville spent last T1urs-1 son, Ricky! of Orlando and Mrs. 1 Mrs. Mural Gardner attended I,well: were awared prizes for the I I
the Beauty Operators Convention i}test masks for the girls. Various fE
ning. I day evening with Mr. and Mrs. W.I Mary Lane of Jacksonville were E

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Vickers and I H. Nollman. I II visiting Mrs. Bertha Pearce on I in St. Petersburg recently. games were enjoyed by tne 20' I ITO 1

daughters will spend the weekendin I Mrs L. D. Green and Mrs. Henrl- Sunday. I Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Furlong and boys and girls present and ice'' SATURDAY NOV. 13 LAST DAY
daughter, Joan and Marcia
Fitzgerald Ga. visiting Mr .etta Hunt had as weekend guests'l'! Mr and Mrs. Garl Mathews had Kay cream and cake served to the children ,
Vickers' mother Mrs Docia Vl('k- Mr and Mrs Bill Claik is Sunday guests, Mr and Mrs. I Hazen. spent the weekend in Biloxi by four of their mothers. j I
ers dren of Miami. Virgil Mathews of Neptune Beach, Miss where they visited the,
I,Bruce Mathews of Gainesville and I Furlong's son. Airman 3-c Max |!: e.'1.1. FOR n1Oc I
Furlong, stationed at Keesler Air I. Sealed bids, will be received by the WIN A REAL DIAMOND
Mr and Mrs. Lowell Mathews and
I I,City Council of the City of Starke
'"EI son and Mr and Mrs. L. N. Pick- Bae. at the City Hall in Starke Florida,
I New "Matchle Heating ering of Starke. Mrs. Maxie Carter spent the until 30 7:30,: 1954 P.M at. on which Tuesday time, November and-

2nd Lt. Pat McGriff of GrahamAir weekend with her son-in-law and 'place all bids received will be pub MRS. R. F. YOUNG, Starke
daughter Mr. and Mrs. Wallace licly opened and read aloud on the
Base. Mananna. was
$% FkfttttfSt following:
4 A ft J& A A home for the weekend. Faulk and daughters at Jacksonville One crane mounted on a 6x6: car-

I Mrs Wesley Andrews Mrs. Jessie Beach. rier, capable of handling six tonsas MRS. SUE WINKLER, Starke
a crane. Independent boom
I I Chasteen. Mrs. Henrietta Hunt Mrs. Steve Simmons and Mrs. hoist adjustable hook rollers and
and Mrs. L. D. Green attended the Stanley Noegel attended the fall machine cut gears, power up and
down. "
I power Fully equipped for Were
I District Woodman's Circle meet- district meeting of the Florida clam and dragline operation. A
r OIL HOME HEAlERS 25 foot boom and 3/8 cubic
ing in Ocala last Thursday after- Federated Woman's Clubs last yard
capacity dragbucket and 3/8 cubic -
noon and evening. Friday at Jacksonville Beach. yard capacity clam shell buck
WITH EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC Mrs. J. L. Hair and daughter. I et. Cab equipped with safety
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barksdale glass. Crane
engine gasoline
Ann Carolyn, of Lake City spent visited Mrs. Richard Williams and Cram Carrier shall operated be

r l Aer- the ,weekend Mr. ana with Mrs.Mrs.Frank Hair's Hollings-parents new Alachua baby General son, Richard Hospital, Jr.on, in Sun the .-- -- .-' .. -.-'.-._-.-.-- --. --- .' LUCKY WINNERS IN OUR BOND DIAMOND HUNT !

No matches needed! All you do I it worth. day. I

turn the dial. Electric SEIF Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pass and
your heater. son. Gene, of Tallahassee spent Mis. T. }i.. Slade entertainedher AEIe I Here are the first winners in our fabulous, exciting BOND Dia

i itt L.the D.weekend Green. with Mr. and Mrs. ing of bridge last week club Thursday followed by morn-lun- STARKE FL':.' mond Hunt, which started last weekl) There are still hundredsof

Mrs J. H. Harrell returned to 'cheon. In the afternoon Mrs. Slade dollars worth of genuine, registered, guaranteed and insured
hei home in Miami gave a tea for a few of her friendsto Fri. Sat.
I after spending Nov. 12, 13
j I the past two weeks with her sister- introduce her sister-in-law, Mrs. DOUBLE FEATUREI BOND Diamonds in the bowl-all you have to do is reach in

II in-law, Mrs. Henrietta Hunt. C. W. Sinclair. and Adults children. .
Six Gun pick one only-No
I I Errol Alvarez returned home Mr and Mrs. J. A. Budd Jr. and j I Trail :

Sunday form Orlando where he children of Jacksonville spent Sun- With Tim McCoy I

spent the past month with his day with their grandparents, Dr. ANDJIVARO I

DUOTHERM"IMPERIAL") daughter: Mrs. Richard McGuire and Mrs W. E. Middleton.Mr. i

and air. Marybeth Peacock and and: Mrs. M F. Hazen and

inn Ricky Mrs. W. E. Plummer and children TKCIIXICOLOK: .
I Mr and Mrs. C. G. Barksdale I anent Sunday afternoon in Mac- I With Fernando Lamas and Rhonda': YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO BE A LUCKY .
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over the weekend.
I Mrs Effie Johns had as guests" Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Ford of First Time on the Screen I

Sunday Mr and Mrs. William R.I I Jacksonville spent Sunday with With Ronald Reagan and Steve I

!Ray of Nashville Tenn., Mr. and their granddaughters. Suzanne Forrest ':

Mrs Edward Gross of Jacksonville,!and Frances Ford at the home of ANDThunderhoof : t i 1'
Mr. and Mrs Morris Carter of :Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Waters. Mrs.

$5 Lawtey. and her son. Freeman I Waters entertained at a family Slarke, Fla.
Johns of Lake Butler. I birthday party for Mrs.: Ford dur- With Preston Foster and Mary I;

tY Mr. and Mrs. Dave Henry and ing their visit. I Stuart !

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Mr. and Mr.. L. J. Bryan and With Edmond Q'Brien and Audrey :
AIR Blower. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis ; i
A. J. Bryan visited Mr. and Mrs Totter i
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TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT..TTTTTTTTTTT..TT pens to us time and time again. already put around two acres of liston. Judge Hal Adams of Mayo, Recent Birth I
V .5 oats that were sowed for winter and many others.
? Leo our watchdog, had several ,
The remainder
pasture. of the Trophies in the various classes :Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Crawford of
spasms this week, so we took him :J posts will be used for repairing I in the pistol matches went to thetollosving Starke announce the birth of a
to Dr. Bob Mullins, where we N-E-W-S i I
fence. !
DIARYThe : son, William Donald, in Glendale
learned that Leo is suffering from t I While part of the boys were | Master Class C. A. Roberts, Hospital, Palatka on Oct. 19. Mrs.
I heartworms, a common ailment of By Bill HaasU fixing fence and mowing weeds |j Gainesville police; Expert Class -
Crawford is the former Barbara
dogs here in Florida, we under- | the others, with either Mr. Hutch- |c. R. Johnson, Gainesville police;
author win be glad t. receive stand. The treatment "Doc" advised ;i ins or :Mr. Wood, were building 'Sharpshooter Class, :Medford W. Jean Conner. ,
Items of Interest concerning is designed to make the, SERVICE {the frame for our exhibit. The Shealy, state prison; and Marks-
the activities of farmers In worms sterile, so that at least three parts of the frame were man Class, W. W. Howell, Gaines-
Bradford County Suggestions may they cannot multiply. It is still I ..+.,._-l_ i built out of slabs. Slabs were also ville police. I ?

be left at the Telegraph office or too early to tell if the treatmentis The other day I came up on J. George Brown, Soil Scientist used to build the table we made Local ::aw enforcement officers I ff&iy I
mailed to Sam McOarvey Lawtey doing any good for Leo, but he B. White, a Bradford Soil Conser- with the Soil Conservation Service, for our exhibit. The table was di- attending included Sheriff John j b\.OS
By Sam McGarvey is well enough to steal a quarterof I vation District Supervisior, mak- prepared soils maps for A. D. vided into different sections. In Whitehead, Lake Butler; Albert :I

aaa..i.i.i.i.i.i.i.i".i".i.i.i.i.i" . aaa a aa a a. __. a pound of butter off_the kit- ing hay from Sericea Lespedeza.The Dobbs on his place on the Raiford each section we put vegetables and ,Sweat, dep. sheriff, Lake Butler
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chen table ana eat n, paper ana I hay looked good. He got down Lawtey Road, for P. F. Goolsby on fruits that are grown in Bradford I
Remarked to Mrs. Mae Wells, as they can. The boys especiallyliked all, so we guess he's recovering from the tractor and we discussedthe his farm on highway 100 south of County. The exhibit indicated the and D. B. Thomas. chief of policeof e I
Lawtey postmistress, that it was attending the Lawtey school planting of winter feed crops. Starke and for Morris Carter numerous products grown in Brad- Lawtey. I utae oa wi.m.MMS MT aaiM
cool and she replied that "someoneup Had a very enjoyable time visit- ;J. B. stated that the lupine he whose farm is located in the Heil- ford County by Future Farmers.The i .

north must have left the refrigerator Alice turned out the few hens ing Bill and Betty Haas, Sandra .planted a few days ago was coming bronn Springs community. These Future Farmer livestock That's Our Business }
-door open." It certainly we have left and told the old galsto and Linda, in their new home on I up. "I used a cultipacker to maps will be used for the basis.of exhibit was held Wed., No'-, 3. 4 t'
felt that way and we were wore do a little scratching for their the Brownlee Ro 4..It is a wonderful pa.ck.the ground after I plantedmy a complete soil and water conservation Twelve boys exhibited an1ma.ls.1! u It's Glass We Hate It!
ried about frost and Alice coveredup home which would ," stated J. B. By using farm both hogs and cattle.
feed. They had a fine time in the any couple I lupine plan. i 1 CALL WRITE or VISIT
her tender plants, and we gota cow shed, where the steer had te proud to own, and needless to i something to pack the soil after Mr. Hutchins had all the F. F. A. ; I
scattered frost the next morning.The scattered a lot of corn around. Far say we wish them every successin planting helps hold the moisture We wera sitting on the front officers for supper Thursday Nov. i Joe Peters Glass Coe
air was full of red-hot election better for the hens to pick up odd it. Bill tells that his neigbors in the ground which in turn speedsup porch the other day discussing the 11.
talks on Saturday night .-..1d pieces of grain, than for rats to are very helpful by lending equip- II the germination of the seeds. value of blue lupine for a land Stanley Green, Reporter FOR ANY GLASS NEED

that discouraged Jack Frost, but get the feed. After all, we can eat ment. A good neighbor makes I builder when Mr. Orr remarkedthat We Design Modern Store Fronts I
on Sunday night he slipped the hens! other good neighbors. 1| While riding over to the Re- Eldon Sapp planted corn Louie Wainwright Just Mail Us A Pattern for
through. I I suit Demonstration Tour on Land after lupine and he made about
and Pasture Establish- after I Elected ChairmanOf Table Tops
We're not the only ones having Clearing three times as much corn
Well, Alice's brother, Frank, gota Weeds and g-ass were catchingup trouble in clearing up screwwormsin ment on Fleco Corporation's landin lupine than on land that didn't Peace Officers 1313 N.W.1th PI. Gainesville Fla. Phone 2-4353
and passing the berry plants we told I
call to come back to his old job cattle. Hear that Sheriff Red- Clay County, Titus Olson have lupine.
set out first, so got our hoes i
we Green, G. T
Smith, Lloyd
up north, so this week he and the dish is having a tough time tryingto Foster I Louie Wainwright, custodial J
and saved lot
ourselves a of trou-
boys, Gene and Robert, took leaveof heal an infestation in a bull'sear. Huggins and Bill Haas that we officer at the Florida State Prison!I
ble later by hoeing before the I ,
to have to cut down on
us and we were sorry to see "Doc" Mullins explains this are going F N was elected chairman of the
weeds took over. Seems that a the I
them liked it here lot screw- our pasture fertilizing cost by I
go. They a difficulty in combating .Eighth District of the Florida!
at time of
hoeing this does a lot
and plan to come back as soon worms in animals' ears by the use of higher analysis fertilizers I i Peace Officers Association at a HUNDREDS
good, for ic gets the weeds out, single elements of a t.
there is circulationin or by using I I
that quarterly
fact poor meeting of the organization
breaks up the crust of the earth c /TIOy ht
FILL DIRTGOOD (and how it does pack hard), and that area, and a lot of feedingarea. fertilizer. .l C EW held at the prison Wednesday -I of details are managed: l and economically -
moisture. We : Oct. 27. I trained and
helps conserve are S. Frazier Shaw is getting ready attended that only I a
going to try to keep the soil looseon I The meeting included pistol careful organization can attend when
under fair of Giant
RICH I top of the berry beds. Enjoyed talking to Don Cham- to Striata turn Crotalaria.a He crop waited as fl 3 S !matches, tours of the prison, a 'II the urgent need for serving is at
pion, the new Farm Forester for i turkey dinner, and addresses by I
long as possible so that the crotalaria hand.
TOP SOILSee Bradford County and we know two legislators and a police chief. ,
We had to stop setting out more would seed out before turn-
that he is going to do a good job. During the last two F. F. A. will I
Wainwright appoint a nom-
plants, because of a lack of rain ing it under. After turning under
We want to get him out to our have been initiating DeWITT C. JONESPhone
meetings we inating committee which will se-
lately. So far we have only about the crotalaria he is going to plant
8,000 plants out, and we hope to place and go over it with him oats for winter grazing. By usinga members. At the first meeting we lect candidates to fill the remain- 7 Starke, Fla.
BILL JACKSON soon. initiated Green Hands, as new ___ ....
get a lot more, but we'll have to cover crop Frazier will improvethe ing offices. These officers will be II .w
Jackson Transfer Company wait now for some rain. Hope organic matter in the soil members are called.In chosen at the next meeting, sched- Funeral Director Ambulance ServiceOur
Phone 165 that we are not heading into a Sam took a test this week for a which will help get a better standof order to receive a Chapter uled to be held in January at
fall drought. Irrigation is the only job as one of the six census enum- oats.P. Farm Pin the boys had to make Gainesville. local funeral home enables u to offer convenience a&i
answer to this problem which hap- erators, who will soon be out tak- $50 or more profit on a projectand Principal speakers were Sen. B. services not otherwise available.We .
ing a farm census of Bradford D. Reddish turned under a a year of vocational agricul- C. Pearce of Putnam County, Rep.
County. Don't know yet if he made good stand of Hairy Indigo and ture. The next thing they will try Doyle Conner of Bradford County, # 11 IIIII I I I ,.

I the grade, but do hope that all planted oats. P. D. tells me the for will be State Farmer, which and Police Chief W. D. Joiner of furnish the highest type cervlce at lowest prices, and
BEST RATES IN TOWN\ the folks in the county who are oats are coming fine and have a requires $500 profit on a project.We Gainesville, president of the state accept ANT life insurance policy in force, lowed by ANT
called upon by these census dark green color. It pays to use a have been pretty busy out organization. Other official guests. company, as payment in part or in full on a faenJ.I .
Representing ers will cooperate by supplyingthe legume cover crop for land that at the farm. We cut over 100 fence included Judge George L. Patten Consultation carries no obligation.
information necessary. you don't use in the summer time. posts. Part of the posts we have of Starke, Judge English of Wil- I # I I
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"Herm" Hamilton planted
COMPARE THESE SAVINGS half an acre of turnips this week, i
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FIRE on DWELLING 20% again. Two seeds became wedged Announcing new

FIRE on BUSINESS 15% together right at the opening and!

MOTELS 35% this caused the trouble. Hope i
"Herm" makes a crop.

More the Saw other a bird day which in the at highway first glance ditch '

Why Pay looked like a hen quail, but it had :' for 55. the Makers !

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e eoe J. W. Hodges, eon of Mr. and, Oliver H. AspinwaU Jr.,
Mrs. Rolan Hodges of East Pa- son of Mrs. Margaret W. Davis
latka and grandson of Mr. and and grandson of T. Williams of i
Mrs. Jeff Hodges of Lake Butler,I Starke, was recently promoted to
has joined the navy. He would Sergeant. His new address is Sgt ii I

like to hear from friends around j i j Oliver H. Aspinwall Jr., Svc. cO'j'

Starke. His address: Jeff W. 34th Inf. rtegt. 24th Inf.

Hodges SR 44470-13; Co. 249, 8th:j APO 24, San Francisco, Calif.
Methodist Church Presbyterian ChurchSunday I
Reg., 84th Batt.; USNTC, Great i iI !

Sunday, Nov. 14 u Church Nov. 14 9:45 a. m.. Lakes Michigan. I i I Men and Women of I' Tinie.reuiar
School 9:45: a. m. :Morning Wor- Sunday School; 11 a m.. Morning I
ship 11 a. m. This service will be Worship Service with sermon by, HAMPTON j This Area Are
broadcast over WDVH. Recrea- pastor and a congregational meet-I CHRISTIAN CHURCH I
tion Time 5:30 p. m. Fellowship ing to consider the budget; 2 p. m., Bible School 10 a. m.; Worship I'I i i Welcomed At Marion I Ii
Supper for Intermediates and elders and deacons will meet for i'Service 11 a. m.; Youth Program,'i Finance For Cash .
member canvass 6 m.,'I 6:30 p. m. Evening Service 8 I
Seniors 6:15 p. m. Worship Service every ; p. II I
for MYF groups 6:45: p. m. youth fellowship Calvin Pace and p. m.Bro.. J. B. Dixon. pastor. i Families who are short on Cash I

Preaching Service 7:30, p. m. Joe Harden, hosts; 7:30 p. m., I \to pay those overdue bills and
Monday Methodist Men's Evening urship Service. All You NeedforChild'S 'those bills that are a bit too
meeting 7:30 p. m. Rev. W. S. Me- Wednesday, Nov. 17 7:30: p. high can look to Marion Financefor
Alley guest speaker. m., prayer meeting; 8 p. m., adult aid Marion Finance in
Tuesday WSCS Prayer Group choir practice. Cough Gainesville can either assist bya
9:30 a. m.Wednesday. Thursday, Nov. 18 3:30 p. m., When colds measles or flu leave PAYDAY LOAN for 30 daysor tt
Children's Story junior choir practice. your child with a croupy cough get a monthly Budget Loan with
1 Hour 3:30 p. m. Bible study and Creomuliioa quick because chronic payments to fit the pocketbook.The .
bronchitis may develop.Creomulsioa interest is small, for example
Prayer 7:30: p. m. At The TabernaclePreceding .
soothe raw throat and chest membranes $50.00 for 30 days is
Thursday Youth Choir Rehearsal ,loosens and helps expel germy In
only $1.75. CONTACT MARION
6:30 p. m. Chancel Choir the Sunday evening phlegm mildly relaxes systemic tension
Rehearsal 7:30 p. m. service at the Gospel Tabernacle, and aids nature fight the cause
I or CALL COLLECT 5333 Gaines-
a Temperance message by Rev. of irritation. Get milder, tastier
Creomulsion for Children m the pink ville then come in and pick the
Sam Morris of San Antonio, Texas
BROOKERBAPTIST I and bluepaciageatyour druBcountcr.CREOMUCSION. MONEY up in one trip RE-
CHURCHRev. was heard by radio. This talk was MEMBER ITS CONFIDENTIAL .. .. -
broadcast over 40 stations of N.B. .
C. B. Stalling, Pastor C. AT MARION FINANCE AT
Sunday School 10 a.m., Morning FOR CHILDREN GAINESVILLE for that $25.00 to
The scheduled Sunday services Rlitm CwiH CUd Colds,Acutt IraacUtfe $300.00.
Worshhip 11 a.m. BTU 6:30: p.m., I
Evening Service 7:30 p.m. Prayer included observance of Communionat .. . _._ .
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St. Mark's Episcopal The the form Friday of a night"round-the-stove"service tookon : FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHStarke I

Rev. Raymond E. MacBlaln discussion. Many personal testimonies -
and Christian experiences:
Services at St. Mark's Episcopal were given and the meeting proved .
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Church will be as follows: very spiritual. -
Sunday: 9:45 ajn. Church
School and Adult Class; 11 ajn. -.!
St. Edward's Church
:Morning Prayer and Sermon 6:30
; : Mass Jefferson and Court Streets In The Heart of Town
p.m. Y. P. S. L. Sunday at 9:15: a. m.
Holy day masses, 6:30: a. m. and
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Litany Phones Office 234 Pastorium 130
and Meditation; 8 p.m. Choir a. m.Children's
Practice. Class Saturday 11

Holy Communion: 1st Sunday, a. m. Sunday Sermons: 11:00 A.M. 8:00 P.M.
11 a.m.; 3rd Sunday, 7:30 p.m.CHARLEY Keystone Heights gasoline
(Women's dub: ) Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Training Union 6:45 P.M.
Sunday Mass 8 a. m. I
Holy day masses 7:30 a. m. Midweek Service Wednesday, 8:00 P.M. !
Confessions before all Masses. I Itf"
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Sunday School 10 ajn. Morning -
I! Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Eve- Sermon Sunday Morning I

ning Service 7:45: p.m., Y.P.E.
Service Wednesday 7:45 p.m., and First Baptist Church Hampton
Prayer Meeting, Friday 7:45: p.m. I TCP .
Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning -the gasoline
Worship 11 a.m. YPE Servo 'THE LORD'S TABLE'By greatest

ing Saturday 7:30: p.m.
a Pastor Merle Packham

E. JOHNS & SON CHURCH L. Overturf OF Jr.CHRISTC. Minister! Attention Attention development in 31 the

about this question Sunday -- Bible Study 10 :,. m. ., years-stops
Morning Worship 11 a. m. Evening i The Area Youth Rally will be held at Hope Baptist .
I've seen hunters accidentallyshoot Worship 7:30: p. m. [Church, Saturday Night at 7:30. I
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30
a partner, or an expen- {:. m. Good Singing Special Music\ Gospel Film I greatest cause 6f power waste

sive hunting dog, cause a Radio program, "Old Paths" Christian Fellowship ,

woods fire and other damage' each WDVH.Sunday 9 a. m. Station 'All Young People Urged To Attend'

, to property. I think I'm more

careful but will $10 buy a HI-WAY CHAPEL
$10,000 Personal Liability (Assembly of God) New Shell Gasoline-regular grade-gives performance .
780 W. Highway 16
. Services at the Hi-Way Chapel, 0 LET US REPLACE THAT LEAKY ROOF with
I I 780 West Highway 16, will be as never before possible regular grade fuelNow

Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday
Charley School; 11 a.m. Worship Hour;
7:30: p.m. Evangelistic Service. ( a ROCK WOOL INSULATION motorists whose
Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Bible engines were designed Second, by changing the deposits on the spark

& Son Hour. Hear Rev. Bullock speakon |a F II A TERMS NO MONEY DOWN -- to operate on regular grade fuels are offered a plugs to non-conductors of electricity, TCP.
AgencyPhone the Book of Revelation. Pic- 35 MONTHS TO PAY
torial charts available to everyoneto new gasoline. additive stops misfiring. Each plug fires as it

13 Starke, Fla. see. See Us Now This new gasoline contains TCP*, the Shellshould, preventing fuel waste.

....................... SEVENTH DAY developed additive which overcomes the great-
-. ... ADVENTIST CHURCH MANOWN & SCALESCONSTRUCTION est of loss in the of- Gives performance never before possible
-- cause power majority cars
-- with regular grade fuel ,
--' -- Services each Sabbath in old
on the road today.A .
Masonic Halt on E. Call St. Sab-

USE bath School 2 p.m. Preachingeach CO year ago TCP additive was introduced m.. By correcting these engine troubles, ShellGasoline

second and fourth Sabbath i On Court St Starke Fla. (regular grade) with TCP gives an increase
? p.m. Elder Mostert pastor. Shell Premium Gasoline exclusively.I Its acceptance .

Good i 'tible Study each Thursday 8 p.m. has proved that TCP'.nd ed the ill acceleration, ill smoothness of engineoperation
veryone welcome.
and in
I greatest gasoline development. 1 since the introduction mileage. ,

AIR PARK BAPTIST of tetraethyl lead. Because engine deposits form constantly,
Air Park Baptist Church: Sun- I
Service andProducts day School, 9:45 a. m.; Preaching New Shell Gasoline (regular grade)-now continued use of Shell Gasoline (regular grade)

Service 11 a. m.; Training Union DODGE has done it. with TCP-benefits with TCP is essential to retain its benefits.
6:45: p. m.; Preaching Service, 8 engine performance in two
p. m. Prayer meeting Wednes First Now at all Shell Dealers.
ways ,by"fireproofing"combustion chamber

TRY THE CLEANEST day 8 p. m.PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS better waitFlairFashioned deposits, it effectively controls pre-ignition. by'Shell's Shell Trademark Research. Patent for this applied unique for.gasoline additive developed

j STARKE. Sunday SChOOl 10 a.m. 4 I

Courteous Morning Service 11 a.m. II I
Friendly, Prompt Service Evening Service 7:30: p.m. I
Prayer :Meetings Wednesday I rcp
light 7:45: p m. Saturday nlgfil !I II fTTbJ

AUTO REPAIRS Services each Sunday in old .
0 Masonic Hall on E. Call St. Sun-
day School 10 a. m. Sacrament r -.c'

Let Us Give Your Car Service 6:30 p. m. Everyone wel ?ate

That FaD Check-Up come. ,


TIRESBATTERIES Sunday School 10 a. m. Preaching
11 a. m. & 7:30 p. m. Midweek
! S service Wednesday 7:3,0: p. m. -
A. E. Massey pastor. '

L.\W'f'. FLA. ,, ""'" .
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10 a m. Sunday School. 11 a.m. Zv :
; preaching. 6:15 BTU, 6:45: prayer '. .
sen-ice 7 o'clock song services. IIIIEMIUM" '
Z ra 7:30 evening services.EVERGREEN. j ,4itauAi1John ;/ ;;

r I I and coming jour way : .


Sunday School 10 a. m. Preach- Nov. 7 .
ing 11 a. m. Training Union 6:30p.
m. Preaching 7:30 p. m. Prayer
Meeting Wednesday 7:30 m. I
p. I
|Rev J. E. Lingerfelt, pastor. I

BAPTIST inOLBRONN CHURCH I t A. Torode, JobberPhone

Sunday School 10 a.m. Preaching -' I
Service Station
11 ajn. Training Union 6:30 !

Phone 245 Temple Ave. pjn. Preaching 7:30 p.m. Prayer t. .I 84 Cherry and Madison Sts. Starke, Fla.
Meeting Wednesday 7:30 pjn. II I
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I Kevstone Inn Had Colorful History Before Damaged! bv Fire I'Railroad Enjoys 'Peggy'Fan Club IJ Bottom Dollar Has

I WThe : d Trip !]Doubled Store SpaceThe

i fate of the badly damaged a Fifteen members of the Rail- : Bottom Dollar clothing

i Keystone Inn was still m doubt a.onth road Fan Club from St. Petersburg
(." after the fire raged through arrived in Starke about 6:30: !Starke to provide its customers

'its upyr floors. The fire destroyedmost .4 m last Saturday and embaiked
,M1r .i ft-ith" a larger selection and display
of the third floor, and wa-' in "Peggy" for a ride to the end III ] of merchandise.The .

I* 1 !_ ter damage was severe on the two the branch line at Bell. j partition has been removed
i lower floors. : They ate lunch in
3 I r f te Alachui and I Ieturned between the Bottom Dollar's original -
The Inn has been a landmark at _1' :' to Starke about 2 p. m. i store and the space formerly
i Keystone. Heights since before the : -a>*T the 103.6-mile round trip. *occupied by Central Florida Gas

T [town began but it has operated.I 4 lust. like a ride in the old days" ,
: on a limited basis in the past few P tif\ exclaimed as they dismounted 1 both areas, thus doubling its floor

.irr years and had only one guest at ; : : "'m Peggy's one "combination:i io1.h" space.
-.4 :- ; zx.i '
t the time it burned. that contains seats for 3t Mrs. Margaret Jones manager.

I I i i The fire broke out in the third ; .. .1 iM-M>ngers. ':.!states that the store will have the

\floor on a Sunday night and 'four .i"Ill' fa;, ClUb is composed of i same low prices as always witha

I fire departments were called to : _ noris who are intrigued by the i larger display of merchandise for

7 I combat the blaze. The blaze start- msturv and mechanics of railroads, '"the convenience of its customers.

in little used the as' and present. |
;ed a portion of -
Part of the crowd of 250 that gathered around the bountiful out I -' .. I
hotel the third floor.I II
on I -' I Recent Birth
Sapp Family door dinner tables at the Sapp family reunion last Sunday. I ,.' Deadline For :
I I William F. LaMorte of New York '

City, owner of a fireproof building Christmas Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Crawfordare
Pictured above is the Keystone Inn before the disastrous fire that Packages I
Ii materials firm was owner of the the proud parents of a son.

Enjoys ReunionSome I ,hotel. LaMorte had been in Key- severely damaged it over a month ago. The Inn had served as the focal 1! G J. McGriff Jr. postmaster, I William Donald born on Oct. 19

;stone Heights in an 'attempt to point for Keystone Heights social and club activities since before tne warned Bradford County residents I. in Glendale Hospital, Palatka.

I' I sell the hotel on the weekend of town was established.! -1 this week that Christmas i Mrs. Crawford is the former Bar
250 descendants of the comes
late Henry and Martha Sapp early I' (the fire, but he had left for New i iM early for servicemen and women''!bara Conner, daughter of the W

settlers of Bradford County. i' 'York by plane several hours before on a semi-permanent basis. f'a.m. about 85 students and dates overseas. He said packages should! R. Conners.

gathered Sunday at the site of the I the fire started. Anniversary New Year's parties converged upon the Inn. One poor be mailed no later than Nov. 15 TORNADO ZIPPER BINDERS,

old homestead for their first an-I{ The Inn had been the center of continued for several years after{fellow sat despondently by the fire I to insure their delivery by Christ- S rings$1.50. Bradford County Telegraph

nual reunion. Besides Bradford I'Keystone Heights social activities the Inn's founding. Eeach year while the others frolicked in the mas. I .

County members of the family, ) 'for 30 years and it was largely responsible the manager of the Inn would i dining room. He sadly related the

I for the growth of the all the townspeople story of how he was jilted at the
there hold house for -
were many representativesfrom open II

other towns in Georgia and 1 I community in its early years. and they would gatherfor dance. Sell It Rent It Trade It
of Florida foot-
FlCrida. i Mr and Mrs. Frank Walrath Sr. community singing, cake, and The University

Scene of the the I the only two persons in Keystone punch. As the town grew larger, \ball team used to stay at the Inn
gathering was
Heights today who were present. the tradition was carried on on the eve of the Homecominggame. WITH\
( I
attractive home of Mr. and Mrs- I I The Florida coaches would A TELEGRAPH CLASSIFIED
the Inn's on
Felix Sapp on the site of the old for grand opening I through private dinner-dances. the
the out of
Jan 1, 1924, recall much of the'Inn's I try to keep players Low
homestead near Heilbronn Springs. Perhaps the brightest point in pre-game celebrations as they do Rates Good Results Easy To Place

Following the dinner, a permanent colorful history. the Inn's history was during the now by taking them to Ocala. The

reunion organization was perfected They said John Lawrence buill: late 1920's when it served as head- II players would be whisked from !O WORDS OR LESS. ONE INSERTION SfeKe

with Felix Sapp elected president the hotel in the 1920's before the! quarters for a convention of the Gainesville as quietly as possible, EACH ADDITIONAL WORD 2cDISfOlT

Ralph Alvarez served as masterof i town itself was established. Lawrence .. National Federation of Woman's I and they were not allowed to make OF 15 PER CE\T: OV TWO OR MORE INSERTIONS

ceremonies at Sunday's gathering owned the Lawrence De. Clubs. Representatives from every
Four of the six living children of the late Henry and Martha Sap I I phone calls from Keystone. The
and was elected chairman of' iveloping Co., and he built the hole I state in the union attended the boys had to be in bed by 9 a.m., ADDITIONAL FOR ELIND ADS OR IDS :NOT PAID IN ADVANCEUEMORIAMS.
are pictured in renter above, with their children grouped behind them.
arrangements for the 1955 reunion. I :i as a means of attracting potentia I convention. I but the coaches would sit up until
The four pictured are Bill Sapp front row, second from left Ella CARDS OF
; 1 ThANKS
settlers to the community. I RESOLUTIONS
Levy Norman was elected I This convention also brought late in the evening chatting in the 20c Per Line

man. s co-chair-I. Sapp Hahlop! Jake Sapp, and Sadie Sapp Norman (right). Unable 5 Lawrence had traveled up anc 11 with it some of the greatest problems !lobby. I (COUNT 5 WORDS TO EACH LINE)

Dr. W. E. Middleton made a brief :. to attend reunion were two others: Annie Sapp Alvarez and Fro I down Trail Ridge in trips fron 1 ever faced by the Inn's I Gradually Keystone Heights I

after dinner his Sapp. Mrs. Alvarez is represented in photo by her husband! A. L. to his earlier developments invitations '
talk telling Pennsylvania The writing
of managers. person turned from a winter resort to a FOR SALE-2 lots each with three ACCORDION
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many pleasant relationships with Alvarez, left. in Miami and Sebring. H. See Clyde Australian silk 120 bass oaks, and all Austral plasti .
Carter. Lawte Fla.
) 2tp 11/19
members of the Sapp family bothin described the Keystone Height!:3 was overzealous about the hotel's : c(rne from Gainesville, Jacksonville ian pine. Phone 3971. Keystone

Georgia and Florida down Charley E. Johns were among the ,Dixie Court Sells area to Walrath as the site o:fj I accommodations, and he promised ,. or oiner surroundingtowns WAITRESS WANTED-Must be experienced Mrs. Robert Dodd. 2tp 11, U
invited .to be with the good tel-Air Res-
guests pay.
through the years. "the finest all-year climate anc 11 private rooms with private baths rather than from the no- taurant. l.awtyv. Fla ltp FOR RENT-Unfurnished, two bed

Acting Governor and Mrs. family on this happy occasion. For $106,000 location in the ridge country." to every delegate. thern states, and the summer and room big house.fireplace.Circulating At heatei

I I Plans for this first reunion were The formal opening of the Ini 1 Since the Inn was nearly filled I visitor prefers his own small cabin WANTED tn Los Angeles Licensed Calif.Driver Must to drive be a I' Drive-inn theatre. Phone rear 146 of

onceived and carried out by Mrs. t :Mr. and Mrs. Newell B. Zepp. was marked by a banquet in it;S with regular winter guests the L on one of the nearby lakes to mre quiet driver. White or color.d tfchg

Kerosene Delivery iV. B. Mundy and Felix Sapp, with ,formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, an dining: room on New Year's Ever Walraths were hard pressed to I staying at the Inn. The number FU Perry Ball. Dos 234 Lawtey ltp i FOil 35c SALE lb. -Young Turkeys Toms-.

Service assistance from many others.W.C.T.U. :the new owners of Dixie Motoi When the meal was over, th< find room for the delegates. Many I lof overnight guests has declined I Weights liens 12 Ibs.Uc and lb.upauPAris!!

I Court & Restaurant. taking ovei r women were asked to retire t<) of the wealthy women visitors I to the point that the Inn had TURKEY F' ItS!. Florahom
A. J. Thomas Starke Fla. i Phone
IT ju.gg
I active management of the 18-uni t the lobby while the men formet(1 found thr.'selves on the crowded stopped serving meals before the

Contact .. II court last' week. Keystone's "Board of Trade." Thi: semi-private third floor. Other I, fire. I HAS FOR SALE-100 ft. lots on Stat
Highway 16
Shell Service Station "ARRIVE ALIVE DON'T Mr. Zepp born and reared ii 1 ,women decided that they woul guest were housed by the town's FOR SALEI ,:t Sullivan, Uen. Contact Del., Staike Dora or E i ii
I I Maryland, has I organization too and Mrs TROUBLE SHOOTINGA I i mile east of town on Old
Lawtey Fla. DRINK A>'D DRIVE! many years of experience form an residents. Icy ake Road. Ktne
I in the hotel business. H e I Walrath was elected first president The delegates were extremely SPECIALTY I tno bed room houi, modern i 3tp n '2t

I was formerly connected with th e I of the Woman's Club. indignant at first, and one lady j Joe Martinez I on rontrnirnreii.Highland Mine partly Koad farnUfcrd near- I'FOR land.SALE-4. acres open. fertile
I .645.ft frontage
r. Stevens Hotel in Chicago and was' The Board of Trade soon '"ave'in particular was so frequent and i: I.a"I.>. \\alklnK dlxtance to I 301. 4 miles north of Stark.on Highway

I assistant! to the general manager way to the Chamber of co .merce.1 vehement in her complaints that | ElectricianDo mine and to ..c5uoI.I I h"ul'e.room house 22 garage, barn pouii.rbimmon.s

of the Governor Clinton in New 'I'i i but the Woman's Club his contin- ,she was dubbed "Miss Pittsburgh" i Any Kind Of I I 75 nrrrx ffnekt farming andimxlurr I orange 7 plum tree.s 10 Japanese Ht I. per"Uti
land part In mitigation
York City for 16 Since Mrs. Walrath is' hotel and was con- : 24. Latey. ,
years. com- lied to this day. by employees Electrical Repair and part In XIUOK pine tree It p
;ng to Florida he has served as currently serving as one of the ,veniently avoided. ,i 60 ACRES improved
House Wiring Etc. 5 apr. farm. two bd room pasture. 131
manager of the Boca Raton Club. 4 club's Board of Directors The women also attended a I dnelllne/ t"o niilrx from Stark bearing pecan tree*, 2 dwellings,
The local court and restaurant believe that the ,"Chautauqua" held in a small sink :, I I And 1-1 mile from pated high I supply numerous plentiful out buildings water
Walraths with
17 INCH USED The ,. Price auto. elec
were purchased from Mr. and Mrs. )I. designed as a hole near Keystone which formeda When in Trouble Call Me "a pumps. $%5,000. Write C. LeUch.

Robert Metzger who bought it I Inn;j two-story was orginally building and that the I(' perfect ampitheatre. The "Chau I Phone Laura237J I I H. Z, Box 51, Starke (Ltadford Co.)

several years ago and have developed :'tauqua", featuring music and : at Park St. "lll pay yon before Inventing: tfchg
fateful third floor was added at I la Ilradfurd 'oa.'y to neeA.
it into one of the most ''speakers, was held for three years, j -U FOR I.EASEew Modern Sinclair
7OO the last moment. They operated Station just completed i in
TV modem in this area. The Metzgers the hotel for five years during the |([but it proved impractical because j l I J. THOMAS I heights Fla. on State Highway KeyStone -- .
: have no immediate plans for the thatit [of the poor roads leading to Key- : I 100. Phone 124 or *"-J-
and REALTOR StarkpFla.
: peak of its activity, say Hcblr
future but stone. Unlike northern "Chauuu- FRIGIDAIRETHERE'S I
hope to remain in almost impossible to get a tel Temple Ate. Telephone 214
was .
Starke to make their home. I Iqua's," Keystone's was held in the I Stark, Florida
guest to stay on the third floor. I LET J. D. ODOW. JH.
winter rather than the summer.
The deed recorded in the I m\DLK YOrk
court- have only one win- '
The rooms The Walraths said that the JUST ONE RADIOS REPAIRED I CATTLE ANt! HOGS
house here indicates a sale price of dow each which open from a narrow I i SALES _
90 DAY WARRANTY $106 000 for the court and restau- During the summer women left a week later with a I FRIGIDAIREMade ; All Make All Model.te.uonable I Live Oak Each WednrndirEarb .
gable. .
much better impression of Key charge f ( aiueall1. Friday

rant. the rooms proved to be unbearablyhot. stone. In fact, the national presi- I only by General I, roi W.tlltS.Call St.C. Starke. .r..e..1 Ph. 83 tf

The doors were made of slats !i dent's husband, Composer Edgar I' Motors Corp. All other WHITE WAITRESS WASTED-

Central Florida Gas to permit some ventilation, and Stillman Kelly, returned the next Electric Refrigerators are I New Klngsley Beach tf

Moves Across Street conversations could easily be heard year to spend the winter. He would I made by ether companiesand Ij j Electric Motors FOR SALE-SO acre farm with modern

CHAS. C. SHEPHERDTV from one room to another. get so absorbed in his work that I cannot use the word house, 1 mile North of Law-
used to REWOUND AND tey on C. S. 301, within mile of
he about
Central Florida Gas and Appli- The Inn's employees one time complained no Frigidaire. I Humphreys New Highland Plant.
ince Co. has moved to "the sunny sleep on the third floor during the heat in his room when the windowwas SERVICEDSmall Sen owner W. R. Slrl<'kland. tfrhg

Radio Seat Covers Upholstering side winter, and a few boarders were wide open. When Walrath FOR RENT-Three
of the street, according to I rooms nicely
lack Smith. known to have rented the rooms pointed to the window, Kelly look- i Want A GenuineFRIGIDAIRE Appliance Repair furnished. electric kitchen Duo-
Smith said
manager. ;
Therm heater.
Fla. ed from his music and said, [ General Middle age ladyor
Starke. Machine Work
up ;
he store has moved to the pre- ? ? couple only. Mrs. L. M Clark.
i TellsChildren's // "Oh I didn't notice." I Take left road at Call St. bridge
I vious quarters of the Farm, Home Morgan it is
I being paved, Bessent
The Inn was also popular with i
& Auto Supply store. | Road. 1 mile to my sign. Rt. 1.
University of Florida students un- : All Work Guaranteed Box %-C. tfchg
Smith said whole Group I
I the building til the depression curtailed their Reasonable Rates
H. SMITHTenth ; I
has been remodele) and re-painted. ; social activities. Fraternities often E. I i

School ProblemsHarmon planned a breakfast at the Inn following -i ;

POST: OFFICE SEEKSNE' I a dance in Gainesville. The and Temple Ave. i RED SEAL i SARATOGAHEIGHTS

MAIL MESSENGER 1 !AValraths were skeptical.about the :: I
P. Morgan, county Starke, Fla. .
instruction -breakfast's attendance. but at 5 I ELECTRIC & MACHINE
The Starke Post Office is re- ruperintendent of public

'dvertising for bids for mail mes- : addressed the monthly meeting ... !.'!::I'J' -- ----- .d I SHOPF. :.

enger service between the post ; of the Bradford County Chil-

ff ce and the Seaboard Railroad Uen's! Committee at its Tuesday I : \V. GRAUDON
--- : Station;; in Starke.Postmaster \,luncheon in observance of National Owner, Manager I II VETERANS
G. J. McGriff has Education Week. \ I -
I Set For the Better Fall I
F t FI 106 Washington St.-I'hone 397
ipphcation forms and further in- \ The school official pointed to ] I
i Programs Now Coming on lITH. Starke Fla. I $100.00 CASH DOWN
ormation on the job. He said all some of the problems that are i
I I I i :: ipplications must be in by 6 p.m. currently facing schools both as KOK SALE New 8 I 8 X 16 Con- I PAYMENT
Nov. < rte block, ISc Cement $1.40 per I
1n 19, 1954. and
\to in curriculum in
changes S hag. Mortar Mix $1.25:! per bag. All tkrer-bedrooai
financial matters. ; I Bradford Enginenng Co.. phone home maaonty.
------ I RADIOAND <>.' With or without e. -
::i I lie said there is a great deal of I Stark tf port aterage roes.., ceramic

I 1\\misunderstanding on the part of Foil RENT-Nirely furnished twodronin tile wladow eihaant nil.fan and, baths.Kitchen

'' school people and the lay publicin t I h>- house Corner of Christian and .,ro... concreteribbons Electric
and Pratt Sts. R. E. Mun-
YOURPROTECTION 'I .5 I I kill-am equipment optl ..L For
the matter of teaching methods. TELEVISIONSales I dorff. ItchgOR further detail rail Z14.Salesman .

which he classified as classical, 1
;? RENT-Unfurnished house. Inquire on grounds from SiM
mental discipline. and progressive. _" at Bus Station. tf P.M. until dark each day.
I He said that in spite of these differences -
w __ COt' TR" CURED HAMS For other ......1.* In real
of opinion the constant I' .
1 17-inch TVMahogany FOR SALE *taIe see
I!aim of the school is to teach the 179.95 and Service STARKE ICE CO. tf \

child more and to show him how A. J. THOMAS. Realtor
i Srrrfl ssssrs-rrrrn.-rrrrssrrrs Sr.F.t .1'rnrrefl
I to| use what he has learned. 224 N. Temple Ave. PHONE 166 Starke, Florida WE ARE a part ACCEPTING time representative applicationsfor to 204 Temple Ate. Telephone Z14

ilL I I The superintendent said that do credit reporting in Starke and
A IS OURPOESION '!schools face a financial problem I .1, vicinity on fee bails Reply by STARKE. FLA.
mail, stating age, background,
j because every time a piece of property : record and
-- business or employment
I I I..iJ.ilhtJIi.I 91.UHU ,11 essential.Hetir..d .
____ h becomes a homesite it moves\ -- -- -- -- -- - present activities. Car I I FOR SALE-Good quality Angus
:::::: : from the tax rolls into the tax I I considered.or semi-retired Reporting persons Manager also -- Baby Freezer.Beef slaughtered for Horn
Reasonably priced.
exemption bracket. This! constant Dunn and Bradstreet, Inc. Phone %Ri. Doyle E Conner tfchg
1'n.st Office Box %%06. Jackson-
i loss of tax revenue to the schoolsI
ville. Fla. 3tcfag
MONEY FOR RENT-Furnished apartment
GREYHOUNDut ; I must be made up in some manner, modern conveniences, just redecorated -
I Morgan said. He pointed out that FOR SALE-Upright Piano, davenport inside, new floors near \
and chair. Can be see at school. Adult Mrs. A. F. Sau's! I
.0 whereas Bradfoid County once Sterna Texaco Station. Mrs Alan 615 McMahon Phone 1SS-W.
I\ stood seventh in Florida -n the Peek. 2tp 11/12 tfchg It
ut I
e You should have one of our ,matter of teachers' salaries, it For that help you need, see Marion FOR SALE-12 gauge Higgins repeating FOR RENT-Tlose tn desirable I II
? I ,now ranks 37th. shot gun like new 125 1 apartments and three room and
Burgulary Insurance Policies Finance Co. Inc. at Gainesville. medium ice pot burner heaterin bath cottage. Will also sell on t
1 Jack Trawick. chairman of the
good condition $70 Robert I easy terms new suburban home ,
?/e44e Protect your home, .Safety Committee introduced OvidG. Those friendly people are there, especially "'ahIi n. Blanding Courts Kings- Mrs W. H Nollman. 201 West ,

business and personal Lewis of the Safety Division to help with cash those who are in Icy Lake, Starke. Fla 2tp 11/12: Madison. tfchg t

t, "'4fI to QONew erty. prop 1of the State Road Department, need of $25.00 to 300.00 Monthly Budget I

One Bound One Round \who told what his agency could Loans on Payday 30 day Loans.

Constant Service Since 1891 do in the matter of more I II
Way Trip Way Trip | posting Call Marion Finance Co. and make your If
i effective markers in schoo zones I

York City $21.00 $56.00 Miami $7.75 $13.95 SENDFORJERRYH. :and at street intersections. Par- application. Then Come in, and get the f.

see Augustine L20 2.20 Gainesville .55 1.00 i ents must set an example for their Cash in one trip. FOR REAL ESTATEBUYERS .

Ocala UO.M St. Petersburg 4.00 720 ''|children in observing these warning The Credit requirements are very DYERS for all dauc.of land and types, .

Tallahassee 3.70 6.70 Ft. Myers 6.65 12.00 C. WALL I signs, however or they jedl be liberal. ol where.bounds Yearly hsndzcdsjthouiandotCai.aiop

Tampa 3.55 6.40 Savannah 4.40 7.95 ineffective the speaker said. circulated Vr sdmiiuni ta orr 500 nevrapen. oa bijb iufta ..
and tarobfh STROll BlI City Often. UST ro ir propmy
Rev. W. S. McAhley. chairman NOW, and enjoy Ihr benefit ol TROUT tuorfeful National !
H..10" II. S.r.. AGENCY announced the appointment of FINANCE COMPANY td-ontbiJll pragma M no addntooal COIL NO' SALE NO FAY. Booklet HOW'I I
GREYHOUND BUS STATION Mrs. S. G. Denmark as transportation ... :
chairman, to replace Mrs. R.T. .
Phone Temple
200 E. Call Street Fowler. who has moved away. 218 West University Ave. World's Largest Oftlctt Cocst-tO-CocS SIc 1900

Starker Clubs and church c-ganizatlons Phone 5333 P. 0. Box 446 SEL WRITS Oft FHOXS ;

should give Mrs. Denmark the Gainesville F. C. HOLUNGSWORTH, Representative

name of their transportation chairman Phone 25 Starke, Fla.w .
i i so she may contact them. ii

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I The Telegraph Looks hack On 75-Year Of History. I


Has Earned Distinction Of Being Published ContinuouslyUnder STAUNCHLY DEMOCRATIC E. S. Matthews Edited First PaperAt

The Same Masthead For More Years Than Any Florida WeeklyBy 16 '
The Telegraph Has Shown Loyalty ; Bought Telegraph In 93By

Bruce Roberts 'i

Georgia Frankljn'Must

Thomas Edison had just invented the electric light To The Since 1879By
few sidewalks
George Franklin Drew was serving as the twelfth Governor'of Party I utilities a .plank. that was Surke amino

Rutherford B. Hayes as the nineteenth @
Florida and I I II when I arrived here in' 1893 Smc

President of the United States when William W. Moore came r Cecil Mann still in existence. Volume I Number that time I've had the pleasure or

prospecting to Starke from Cedar Key. It was the summer Through all the years that the I 14, dated Oct 29, 1879, Editor W. seeing all the modern improvements

of 1879. Iu Bradford County Telegraph has iv.j Moore said: of this age arrive, and the

He saw the virgin pines falling all around the village to "The Republicans are preparingto satisfaction of
been coming off the press years doing my bit to
make for fields of cotton orange groves, and homes. h make a desperate struggle to bring them here."
room lot prosperity and depression, peaceful _
thought Col. Moore He regain the power they have last, I I These
for a newspaper were the
The town was ready times and those of war, under words ot the
with his family and small ,.but with union in our ranks their ,, _
went away, but soon returned a Democratic administrations and man whose path led him from the
.1 struggle will be hopeless, and we
printing outfit. Republican too the various farm as a boy and, with only a _
r see no real obstacle to as united
William Wyatt Moore was born in Leon County, Floridaon editors have always had something minimum of formal schooling on

Sept. 30. 1830. He received his early newspaper trainingon important to say. I I and part enthusiastic of the Democracy a struggle as on was the to a long career of newspapering _

a Tallahassee paper and later operated papers at Lake And this article will try to made in 1876." and public service.As _

Jacksonville, Cedar Key and possibly Pensacola and ; bring alive to the 1954 Telegraph I interviewed him in his s
City. In 1887 under the editorship of [ /
white-columned ;
subscribers some of the various homeon : _
other points. i I. C. Webb, the Telegraph was'
He took up his abodf In a building standing on the site .sc oz'i editorial content that has long!still criticizing Republicans.> Walnut Street in Starke earlyin

of the old Commercial Hotel and in a shack then occupyinga since passed into dusty files or something it was destined to do the spring of this yeas \

Gall Street west of the railroad been recorded for posterity on realized that here at last wa a
side of just -
spot on the north for many years to come. Said an
true Southern
microfilm.The gentleman, with all
he started The Florida Telegraph. i I editorial in the January 22 issueof
4.i Telegraph through the I that the kindliness, courtliness, and

The first number, dated the burned and was rebuilt without a years has been a consistent sup- year: I consideration of others that the
"The of drastic ai t
third week in July 1879. was | second story. How long The j porter cf the Democratic Party, a passage so term implies.'
PRESENT PUBLISHER of The E. Matthews: measure as the Anti-polygamy Bill I
issued under considerable diffi- Courier lasted is not known, but j Telegraph, Bright) is booster of Florida and especially The newspaper office was just

culties. Cot Moore's son, Sterling, its life was brief. / II shown..above as John Lair impresario of IJ en f roe Galley Folks radio ''of Starke and Bradford County. with scarcely a dissenting vote by I as familiar to 10-year-old Gene

could not make the case stands in With the January 15. 1887 issue program presents citation declaring the paper "the ohk weekly in It always seemed to become involved another a Democratic House disposes Next ofj I I Matthews as is the classroom: to E. S. Matthews

time, so the "small pica" and the name of the paper was changed* I Florida published continuously! under the same masthead." Citation I in political contests whether :to the theory Republican that the bogey.Democratsare today's boy of 10. Born on a farm I,

"long primer" cases were placedon from The Florida Weekly Telegraph took place\ at the First Annual \\'('(' )' Newspaper Conference held I going to the Rebel debt
bacon boxes. Sterling and the to the Starke Telegraph.A at IJenfroe Valley, Ky. in 19. 2. Interested onlooker is publisher'swife state and usually let its readers and the pay ex-Confederates in Union County) on July 9, I Dunellon where he established the
pension ,
printer Wilder, sat on cracker little more than a year later Hazel M. Matthews. fe I know in no uncertain terms whichof perhaps the most popular of the i 1872, young Gene moved to Gaines- Dunellon News and ran it for two

boxes while they "stuck type." on April 13 1888, the name received the candidates the paper felt old the ville with his mother in search of I,' years. In 1892 he returned to
of that field. He had started his 'of a Washington hand work stand-bys for Republican I better Ocala to work on The New
Unfortunately, a copy its final revision to The paper ,I' press should be elected. Needless to say, has schools than the frontier i i Cap-
eventful first issue is not on file Bradford County Telegraph. since I career at the age of 10 as a (carrier ed on press day by London Albert, the voters did not always agree been organs the claim stump that the speakers Democrats 'country provided: i. Continued on page four)

today. If one exists it is probably the beginning, however, it has for the old Gainesville Daily Bee. I a Negro. His arms were strong but the paper considered that it in the i'i'fared They were sorely disappointed,

hidden away in some forgotten been "The Telegraph", earning for I After learning the trade as a and didn't mind the stubbon lever, bad done its duty to the best of polygamy expectations ,however, upon arriving in Gainesville -

trunk or'antique dresser draw- it the distinction of being published traditional printer's devil in Gaines- but he complained of a pain in its ability. of Utah of converting the Territory to find that the public school Remember?
into Democratic state.
II ville, he went on to newspaper his 'haid' every time an impressionwas a was housed in an old store build-
er. continuously under the same masthead with
"When the Telegraph deals I IDublic' the
At rate
earliest still around is jobs in Ocala and at 16 became) made: wrote Mr. Lagergren. i iI things are now moving ing and the faculty consisted of Two Beloved
The copy for more years than any questions it expresses its there will be not a splinter left Writers
full scale "editor and publisher"of "Doubtless fearing that thman's I one maiden
Sat- I lady who
Volume I. Number 14, dated other Florida weekly.In I I!! honest opinion as to what is best by 1888 of that ancient view-\\ith-I taught 15 Of
the Lake Weir Independent. A 'haid' would Yesteryear
out. Ma- 20
It car- give I or pupils. Young Gene attended .
urday. October 25, 1879. announcing the change from for the people it represents. When alarm the -
plank of Republican
newspaper in this tiny settlement jor Matthews after he had become that institution for while
masthead the informa- Starke to Bradford County Tele- i'I' a and
ries in its I its support is given to a man for platform."
was hardly a profitable venture, 'sole proprietor we"t to Ocala and then transferred to Miss
tion: "Published every Saturdayby graph Publisher Webb said,; public place it is done with the On June 9, 1899. Editor Eugene Maggie |
however and the journalist succeeded in buying a :
W. young job press big Tebeau's private school.
Son Wi i. "With This wcll-
this issue
W. W. Moore & ; of The Telegraphwe utmost confidence in his integrityand S. Matthews fired the following: e
returned to Ocala as city editorof enough to print a of the known
in page early educator
Conservative have the I' ran a
Moore, editor; adopted title of Brad- ability to serve the people. broadside at a contemporary pub-
The New Capital. paper. It was hard to
very run. boarding and day school
in Gaines-
Politics. County: Telegraph. It has Thus did its young editor, EugeneS. lisher who dared intimate that the
arrival in Starke that The had to
Upon operator work the ville which
along well with been intention to call this was the "Official
Cot Moore got our Matthews, the paper'spolicy
express GOP was "the real friend of themasses"
January day. Matthews was sur- treadle by foot to set the heavy I Diocesan School of Florida."
from the journal after the which :
his right county I in the issue of May I
paper to find an old friend already balance wheel in motion and it had 11'1 :
start'l) prised A few terms with Miss Tebeau
though fostered it its and
The early merchants, in youth supported 1894.
!I "In concluding an editorial the
i working as a printer forth to make seven revolutions for each concluded the formal education of
it it became older. But
in number, recognized as If there is one editorial theme Lake Butler Bulletin says that in
This was Then the I
Webbs. young man impression. parts came I i the man who never finished
build grade
at the time The |dame
newspaper could do to help Telegraph that stands out head and shoulders 189) the opposition to the Demo-
who had learned I together with that
such a
I II Ben J. Farmer, I bang school but who lived to be cited
under its
tha town, and gave it their suplort present management above all the rest in the Telegraph's cratic Party Jnieaning .the .Jle-
the trade along with Matthews in I the entire upper floor of the old -...... for1 his "outstanding contribution'
Lake But-
j there was publishing in
with advertising and printing.lOn
shook. three quarters of a century publican party) was the real friend
Gainesville. Farmer was eager building
to Florida
visited Ito j at the University of
Sundays Col. Moore the I 'Uncle go in with Matthews as ai I "An early Starke dentist had his of publication it is the paper's of the masses. In this position I Florida Centennial Celebration in 4i
among the new settlers from Juneybug'Pulled I consistent, vigorous and unbroken I the Bulletin occupies a field that
the oattner in the purchase of The,i office on the same floor. He often I
North, who subscribed to I support of the Democratic Party is all its own. No other Southern j 1953.The
Telegraph so the two young men i had to ask the pressman to please I first daily paper in Gainesville -
paper and paid him liberally for I '' I national state and local. This paper claiming to be Democratic
made a deal with Webb purchasingThe rest for a few minutes while he j was The Bee. owned and
write-ups of their places for the and bar- \ of it has always conceived was "best is so lost to a sense of decency asl
paper. "lock stock yanked a tooth from the jaw edited by Charles L Fildes. It
back home to read. for the it and to the that made I
folks I and 'This people represents" applaud party
reF. for $1030, S350 down a suffering patient. delicate I was on this paper that the farm -
After several years of joint I I Telegraph editors without exception the hell of reconstruction possible I j i
end of the ,
the balance due at the operation could not be performedwith ''lad received his first taste of newspaper
publication with his son. The Telegraph I I have looked upon the and latterly has outraged the feelings j
Irs vear i! any degree of accuracy while work. He began with a
founder retired from the I Democratic Party as the party of of Southern communities by .
The Telegraph then had a list of the dental chair rocked and swayed I paper route when he was ten years' \ / fI
business and Sterling D. Moore the people as opposed to the Re- the appointment of members of a I :
i iiuiK 450: subscribers at an an-j as if in an earthquake. There I I Ii old, but was soon taken into the
became editorpublisher.By :publican party, the party of special low and vicious element of our I
'lIIal tee of $1. Advertising rates |was always danger that the good shop and taught to set type. y
1886 the paper had moved i I mteiests. i populace to positions that have I ,
low with doctor might pull the wrong tooth'"It (, '
I w..ro' proportionately The life of The Bee was hectic
to larger quarters with "Office, I' I In the oldest issue of the paper (Continued on page five) I, .' t
t became evident that a
cards" for doctors soon I
] omfessional and brief and it soon died the .'..-
Walnut I .
Store. .
G. Alvarez
ever J. !yx''
I ,
.en!,1St", and lawyers being run section of the floor might collapse. victim of a bad political guess j. -.1

St.". according\ ; to the masthead.build*' 01 a i flat fee of $5 per year j jF"finer as its supports were not any too when Fildes. the publisher sup- I j I -
This was the old frame store THE TRAMP PRINTER
ing that once stood on the present' served in the capacity ;strong For the sake of saving the ported his brother-in-law, Frank ,:SOCIETY EDITOR for many

Florida Bank at Starke.In lot' business manager and com-| himself in such a contingency W Pope for Governor on an independent ;years was Miss Amelia hay, whose

site of the I I- costs 1 u.! while Matthews was I operator, before he began presswork ticket. i I quiet mannerisms! made her the

1887 I. C. Webb became a dit u compositor Business pulled an all-purpose table Gone But Not I epitome of Southern gentility.
Forgotten :
in the publication of The "In those days, recalls Mr.,1,
partner ti me nods were haphazard in those ,out of the way'and opened :, ., '' Lhing a quiet life and seldom appearing -
Telegraph and for a short while 4'h : Matthews 1t was almost treason :
,. (UsFarmer carried the cash i the door so that nothing would in public, except at ('hurrhfunt'tioll.
to ;
be but Democrat
the masthead carried the firm For the last 20 anything a
'CI e pts around in his pocket and hinder a quick exit if need be. years I i. ., she collected most! ofher
name of Moore & Webb as pub- r hard and strange member of the Fildes' paper lost so much circulation -
the partners "settled up" at th? "The ink rollers were | ,, items by telephone and from
lishers This partnership was month. rl uneven In cold weather the ink race once known as the j I I I i that its competitor. The' friends
end of every who called at her home.
dissolved however, on April 12. ,, stiff the could printer has not been seen ar:> i j I i Alachua County Advocate, was
At the end of their first month's became so press II She ('ontinut'dTiting until ill
18S7! and Webb became sole owner the lever He I : soon able to take over the field
operation Matthews and Farmer hardly be worked. To remedy this. I is as'=' extinct as the dodo ;i j I i After the Bee's demise young health forced her retirement.

I familiarly; had a grand total of $150 to divide ,,,one roller was taken off and a I nay, more 1 1I i 'TItt"r
not ; I i Matthews went to work for
The new publisher was an ', and considered that they haddone burning lamp tied fast with hay- I A certain ; j
: they
brethren 'r
known his colored ,i ,i
He among i Advocate a weekly paper, edited
experienced newspaperman. well for that set under the ink disk so, um claims
exceedingly .wire; was i
had moved to Florida several ; as I'ntle June)bug had the job of I{I I I' i i have ,>, by H. II McCreary who owned
was big money in those days as to thaw out the ink somewhat an egg |
ofChi'agoans pulling the lever on the old George the in with E J ,
with partnership
a colony I |: paper
years previously the
j Letterheads brought the young I but this did not produce clear dodo but I
to -
who settled around Washington hand press used ( I !I White.

Kingsley Lake with the illstarredaim print The Telegraph in the "O's j i|I printers the price$3.50 of a per thousand thousand printed while I.print."The only other piece of machinery : ,1 was tramp too bad '! I McCreary soon sold The Advo-

of making a fortune in orange I and 80V June)bug was a brotherof I envelopes was $2.75. consisted of a small job''I egg to be cate to B. C Drake, a big sawmill
killed ;,
Prince Albert\ who was
groves For a while both Webb hand. It had only I'4 served even i jI loperator and staunch Republican
continued Dress run by
i Matthews and Farm '
'by Harmon I
and his wife taught school in the the Negro desperado i 'I The Democrats of Gainesville wereso .
I las one roller as hard as a kitchenI I | :
in until 1S9S when the II
elsewhere partners I
little one-room school house that,,I IMurray.: (See story i 'I outraged at this switch in thepaper's
I not smooth
:latter! sold his interest to Matthews rolling pin. though as Many hard-pressed small
stood on the site of the present this issue.) 1 politics that McCreary put y
L ; : who became sole owner. I and straight. A form had to be editors of an earlier age had i 'I
Hmgsiev LaKe uemetery.Soon '' up the money to start a new
rolled twice or more times before! depend the
I If business methods; were hap- on "tramp" to I'
after Webb became sole ler a Bradford County Tunes, i i paper. The Sun, and young Matthews ,
hazard in the 1890's. printing I linked enough for visible print work done, but his general I
owner the newspaper office was making it impossible to call this .\ helped to get it under way
editor of newspaper -
a Negro :
Theseare ness
methods were even more so. eventually compelled I '
mo\l"d westward again along Call! iaper by the same name"With j | The Republicans lost the next election -
I colorfully described in the for.colored at Live Oak: Ushers to, in self defense, I I i t
Street and found new home the citrus boom then well ( I and that was the end of The
a to the The askin I I tt
I memoirs of the late H. E. Lager- ;i came buy press. ?: type-setting machines, and r t
in the story of the old building under way. Starke was growingat ; Advocate. > .4
upper $25. The offer of $250 I
gren an early Starke surveyor j price was II this ulcer on the body i tI
that now houses the Western a fast clip and the paper became r. I
I who also doubled in brass as a was refused. ical figuratively threw himself : I The famous yellow fever epidemic 1i i

Auto Store. goo' property Webb however printer and reporter and who hag I "The roof leaked abominably. I the hell box. | I of 1888 drove Matthews 1l I

In those early days, when a was not bred to the business 1 thE I
written articles As soon as the rain began back to his father's farm at
be started witha and did not get full benefit of his : many entertaining I e'; The following old valentine l" l
rewspaper about the early days of Starke.I !senior printer called out 'pots! j I Providence where he remained until II I II
: his
presents characteristics
had other : I
He Ii
investment few hun- opportunities.
rapital of a i I "Until about 1897 the machinefor |The 'devil' then placed cans kepi t I the scare was over.
I With lead-colored i
dollars, it is natural that The notably a livery stable i I claws and
dred [ f Then at 16, he went to Ocala
printing the consisted I Continued on page eight I !
Telegraph would from time to __ _and___ much_ __ of the chore of editing paper o i| bacco-stained jaws have'I\ t where he had once worked on the J!

time have rival publications hope- the newspaper fell on the 'i Wretched typo, you cram PW'
I PRESENT HOME OF THE H[ your stick weekly Marion Free'Press dunng ,
I his wnfe. I ;
fulh founded and hastily abandoned shoulders of one of the interims between iI
.. Drunk today to I ii I
in this journalistic "survival Early in 1S93 a young newspaperman .,.- --- -- your i :apers in Gainesville. It was there i

01 The fittest Eugene S. Matthews, j :j half sober tomorrow i I ; that, W. F Sloval (future owner rw t t6a4 !
; The rest of the '
Perhaps the first of these com- then city editor of a now defunct week ) I j of The Tampa Tribune i offered ,
sick". i
Florida ,
oetitors.a., The East New Capital published
daily. The
the :youth a job that led u hi.-
fall of like How you count your ems, i j
Courier. started in the at Ocala. was on the lookout. career as editor.

i887 just a few months after Webb 1 many another ambitious young 1 foreman condemns; I i Stoval had previously owned a !;
How you "sub" it at half
'yak over as owner of The Telegraph journalist, for a county seat week- t small weekly at North Lake Weir I

It has been said that Cot ly. Although born in the western I \ he likes; | Wfcen he decided to leave there and
the flow ofprmtei nearProvidence > But the editor only at his I
Moore still feeling part of Bradford County !. j ,enter the field in Ocala. he prom-

's ink in his veins, yieldedto (now in Union County groaning lonely. I| t ised the people of Lake Weir to
._ -
.,. Damns
started ThE had -- -- you and your -
the urge and ), the youthful editor never j !end them someone to run their

Courier in the belief that StarkE been to Starke. The day of easy strikes. i: j I w ..kly. He decided that voung

ouW support two newspapersHis I travel had not yet arrived. -. --zo -':::.:__ 1_ --: ::_' ..--,' The typographical tramp i(Matthews was the man for the

l'onnectionth the enterprise I Following a hunch he wrote a i always be told from pencil I job and told him if he didn't like

is not a matter of record letter of inquiry to an old friend :_- 1 cors, phrenologists umbrella I it there he could always come back !

however, since the only copies ol and neighbor. Col W. T. Weeks. ders, and other wandering I I and have a job in Ocala.

The Courier still around carry u I who .also lived at Providence be- k 'IillLllLllliuIllh1\X11\\ I of that bygone era by his I At 16 Matthews found himselfin IL E. LAGEKSUEVS keen sense

the masthead the name of Emma: fC*"* coming to Starke where he =_. \ style of walking. This II full charge of l four-page week- of humor and close! observation of

C Hogun as editor and publishei I was Clerk of the Court for many y.wit of course from his standing I fly.j The inside sheets were patent i This fellow townsmen account for

and J. T Stokes as assistant edi Col. Weeks replied that Z before a type case and \\ }
: I years. l pages that were printed in Atlanta I i wine of the best writing In The
tor Moore may have been i 1'L 'The Telegraph might be purchasedand 6._. YK 3' his right arm like a fiddler i I f by a syndicate and mailed to .Telegraph down through the years.

Matthews lost no time coming while the left held !
silent partner. was I small papers .throughout the coun- ;(Although a land surveyor by profession
Courier was issued twice J L train to interview Mr his side. The odor
The here by emanating I : try, who then filled up the other t Mr. Lagergren workedon

week in an attempt to beat Th.>.r I Webb. i him was; not exactly that of 1 two pages with local news and The Telegraph from time totime

Telegraph on local news coverageIts .1 j Although not quite 21 at the essence, being a ads. Lake Weir then was a community i i during slack periods, and

offices were located over th'?i time of his first visit to Starke.I } ...- J:, stale tobacco smoke printers : of citrus growers, but i,served as editor for several years.

Johns Brick Block" on East Cal I :young Matthews already had some _..--'- -- - - 1 Old Crow and the absence of 'I J I there wasn't enough business to Much of the historical material in

Street a building that late rl1 years experience in the news- The tramp printer must i. ( 'support a newspaper After a this issue comes from his memoirs.


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Tramp Printer an did, all-around he might printer be put for to feed if he a I, Two SPEEDY TRIP FROM JAX I times at the rate of 35 miles per

cylinder press at times. That he Big News Stories Of The Past Dr. James Chace, father of Mrs. ,hour. June 3, 1910.

eould not stand for seeing the Joseph Hoover, of Jacksonville
arrived -
Extinct As DodoContinued big cylinder turning over and Sunday for a visit with Mr, IIOVOU* FOR !'UIP I.\.X
over, under his nose, made his I '"- - Im'' and Mrs Hoover.
I He came in a
A&ICE. FUWD4. OIXCIHICV: : : & ** ** ** U ;
booze-befogged head dizzy; and --. !'5 touring car. Dr. Chace returned] Bradford county certainly does
( from page one) feeding paper with one hand while i' '.IF' ... #" .l 1! I home Monday morning and.i feel proud to have the honor of

holding onto the press with the 'f.FSIIENIfFEEJOHfiS f ..... 'N, being the home of the Republican
heaven was somewhat foggy, but : -- ::2IOC; f' 't zenrMCe. Joseph Hoover and Oscar!I
his conception hades other to keep from falling into l II I >- st.\J.U. Ft ltiRlfSA..IvcuT_ JI. ,,11. i:' f'2 Alvarez went with him. Including I II candidate for Governor. Col Ship-

clear it of was very the gears, was too dangerous an KilLED I IB'' 8.lSS1 U. COUNTY.i I a half hour stop the trip of 43, man has a reputation without a
; was a place where .ill I !.
occupation even for a tramp miles made I and should he be elected.
OT 0 N was in three hours.!
the lIE
copy was "reprint" temperance printer.So I i .. I I he would fill the position with creditto
articles, set in "solid" small pica, I Where the state of the road admitted i,
he usually claimed to be a I.j .InS5lIl\II! 'aUtu !taws tool Mi fwd tar fv u4.lI himself and the State Aug
narrow columns ten cents a thou- .j u r DIrMD aarrralitclat j. ANn.s.f Qas.d, h bern it Dvd N taeta of it the speed was some- J 1,0. 1888))
"two-thirder", a status not well I d .. f k'IUc-. tt.-.IIcr. t.w, 0Mt a.eep
sand, measured with a rubber -', IliII> I* U* M IrJkt Irnitna< :
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I I )ears but none of more widespread interest perhaps, than the two pictured her as wrn ", ,, .
i they appeared in old issues, now 3'ellowt'dUb age and crumbling around the edges. '., --"

I The Telegraph of Dw. 8, 1905 (above) reported the tragic death of Ex-Sheriff Everett ..: .

I E. Johns, who was killed on duty near Fernandina while serving as a deputy in Nassau ..< .,.-. I
i County. lie was the father of Acting Governor Charley E. Johns. Our Issue of o. I,
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August 30 1912 reported another tragedy the murder of Sheriff John Lan ford in .= ... "." _. II I I
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Jacksonville.: Being Sheriff of Bradford County in the rough and tumble period of .... --. '"
"i i"'k'1:
50 years a'oas a hazardous o'rupaUon.e were killed and one committed sui II
('ideithin a span of 20 jears. .. I

I phases of work. He was an oversize ... I! with the national colors and the I

: liar when it came to boasting'!I i whole city wore a holiday appear

of how much he had earned at I| The Home Town PaperBy ',ance. I s

"Ole Same"BEN times, what good jobs he had held, The business men of the town I II

: and the notable men he had chum- j John Lair I generally contributed liberally toward I
med with. To hear two of the! financing the affair and the !
Renfroe I'
Valley, Ky.
genus in a lyjng competition would | f g.oodi'es of the community furnished '

SUSLOW ,have given Ananias an inferiority''I \Ve never reali/e how much the hometown paper mean basketof the eatables that

: complex. But when a tramp Till we have wandered far away from old familiar scenes, I have made Bradford County i iI

I printer wanted to find out the II And then it's just as welcome a letter from a friend; I famous. |
whereabouts of close friend Yes sir thank sir
: some you I
We read it thru from front to back, from beginning to the end.
TO ,he invariably wrote to the chief! i the Fourth of July was a'ery'
And when we see the names in print of folks we used to knowA
i of police for information. I large day in Starke. |
flood of tender memories will set our hearts! aglow.We II Joe Arnold
Having terminated a job and received Fourth in Hampton '.

o his pay he would get a remember how that was a standby in our home : The Fourth in Hampton was '
THE BRADFORD COUNTY clean shave and, mayhap, a haircut The
: And how we all would grab it as soon as it would come. .exceedingly quiet. majority
to last him until his next job. i of the
population left the town for
the of the bristles on I II :Sis looked for all the personals; Had read the livestock news;
From length
I the day, going to Starke
I many
Gramp liked the editorials if they sided with illS dews! !
TELEGRAPHSEVENTYFIFTH his chin, one could judge just i Jacksonville, Lawtey, Lake Geneva UNITEDPLASTICS
I hdw long he'd been idle. In applying -, But :Mother never seemed to have one part that she preferred. I and Grandin. The depot presented '

- for work, it was a matter I !She' just sat down when she had time, and read it every word. :
quite a lively scene during'the
to him
of complete indifference I morning while the morning
ON ITS whether he was employed or not. The editor remember was a friend to all mankind. trains '
I II I were arriving. There were
I If no work was to be had he Some folks would try to "use" him, but he didn't seem to mind. '168 tickets sold for the two morning

would touch the editor for a I When he went out to look for news or ads he didn't get =; I, trains. (July 10, 1914)) II i

tuarter. each of the printers for!I He had a smile and plt'a..antord for everyone he met. I

', i dime, the devil for a nickel ]i He alas had a column, any good thing to exalt. I GALLANT LITTLE HOST I

I swipe a bundle of exchanges and But he had no screaming headlines to proclaim a neighbor'sfault. ''I t !"
i''go on his way rejoicing. l ,, I Master Carl Knight celebrated .
ANNIVERSARY Yet, with all his many faults. I his birthday last Thursday by Iv-I Although our firm is comparativelyyoung

of muchuse \ ing his little friends a party.
:the tramp printer was welcomed new-born souls to earth and noted when they left. in the matter of years we are
welcomed by than a dozen couples of preth.1
and frequently
lie jojed with those who had been blessed, and grieved forthose
I harried publishers with open arms little maids and handsome little proud to be a part of Starke and to
Many small papers, in those days II men thronged the Knight home.
-S DIAMOND JUBILEE I could not have existed but for his lie printed church, announcements and the correspondent's jokes; and a most delightful time was the make our contribution toward its

heap work. And traveling about, HP noticed all the little things that meant a lot to folks. icsult. Carl was a gallant little

I picking up new ideas and methodsof When "Cripple Charlie" Hoskins' little dog got hurt and died host and looked particularly to continued growth. "

printing which he generously He wrote up such a pretty piece that everybody cried. the pleasure of his feminine guests.

I disseminated he added to the (June 21, 1895))

__ I God bless the small town paper for the help that it has been I

To make this world a better place to raise our children in.

I God bless the Country Editor; the humble part he played .

Enriched our I lives a thousandfold though he went underpaid. LADIES' CLOTH TOP PATENT YiCf0 omlnS

1 I And when he gets Up Yonder, as he surely will I knowHe'll r-- twt"'.rr.w.tl. .wwrr
We Were There In 1919 II get the credit he deserved but never got below. -. .- .-..-...:.. ........." ...:..'...,....-:..

SHOES S E S !, w."\.w.. ..........,.... .'......" ...........
I If I
So when Sour hometown paper comes, sit down and read it ." ',' ..: '. .
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throughAnd '
... .
give a kindly thought to him who got it out for )OU. "

1IJf1- -C;""' The be and the printing not so good, .
spelling may faulty N. '-N n
J .. ,:t '" .
$... ,A: '" ;. I But just don't laugh and criticize he did the best! he could

It may not be impressive!'! and it ain't no work of art S SHOES S !

tlof But every word jou're reading there conies straight from
someone's heart. I .- '.
mERY ,

,its\ ell.rila) '
w installed a modern battery 51-- ', knowledge of the craft. of efficiency simply left him no F. wW'tt
; have'". fear of the WiUs Drug .. What finally became of the i, dark corner in which to hide his j] .'"''

w M+I ia;ties oey toted nfat and refilled tree of charge; FromSmith's i tramp printer what causedhis | bottle of Old Crow behind a box'!i' SHOES! .....ct. 151)J,., '1 r....a.. E...
and then of mouldering patent medicine
",,1 Charged I tribe to dwindle peter I S2.95 rO' n.
:.: BalteTies Bradford i out entirely. we'll never know. I electrotpyes. .
individualismwas ,
Perhaps his rugged i Whatever the cause, the tramp ,
', I! to : I
incapable of conforming
: .: I printer is gone. Perhaps some day
Garage $1.50' County the colorless routine of the machine I II i iwe'll
I age. Perhaps his unwashed presence i j, come across one properly

::: Prompt "ie. Urn Telegraph was too out of keeping with ::(labeled and fittingly preserved in

Advertisement satietsetioa'wrantael.Smith' garage w6tn it I the orderly interior of the modern alcohol in some thoughtful

i'.. .hip your batteq to 1919Smith's print shop. Perhaps the new era museum.
E eedi .....
..... attention. ,.
: te ce eip worts of all 1ltim I II Excuse it, please just a slight mistake! Seems
: fitted for repair
,, Scait1a'Garage

.....\'CIII.H i, tt-e growing Dumber of I&tiJfied ur att3 + I THE GLORIOUS FOURTH i the ad man got to reminiscing and picked the wrong mat

'- Smith' Garage

.,". ':.'_ 123 St i Y,1111! How It Was\ Observed In Starke to illustrate our lovely fall and winter lines of shoes.r At

't4 ", I, I rate know what the fashionable ladies of
3 < "., I any you now
1k.t" i : rt! i Starke celebrated Uncle Sam'sbirthday ,dinner programme. Before the

.. before. tables and before the ,
- this year as never ..were spread II

I I',The celebration was given under food was distributed in fact be-) 1900 were wearing on their feet. .

i the auspices of the Board of Trade fore all the baskets and boxes of :I
estimated that the city food had arrived at the park, a
Garage was in business rendering expert serviceto |and it is .
| entertained 3,000 visitors from threatening rain cloud stampeded I

the people of Starke and surrounding area in 1919, I Bradford and adjoining counties, he crowd and an assault was made I If you want to know what the fashionable ladies of 1954are

the largest crowd that ever gathered upon the tables and they were

way back when the horse and buggy was yielding to the ,I ;,'! People here came upon from every any occasion.point of vault swept more clean.food After was the placed first upon as- i, wearing, just come to the New Shoe Department in

j i'the compass, on foot, on horses. the tables and it met the same i I
"horseless carriage. Our location has changed but
we | in automobiles. by rail and in all fate. I DUCKY'S and see our lovely fall and winter line. Serviceable I

.kinds of vehicles. Tickets for free automobile rides I
still in business today rendering the high t
are same
Chief of police Kite and Sheriff were issued by the hundred and :

I Denmark took: extra precautions he owners of automobiles were: school shoes for the. children too of course. t

quality, dependable service. \to prevent any disorder that would kept busy for several hours furn- I i

mar the festivities of the day buta shing rides for the guests of the I Ir r

a more orderly crowd of the same city. j I i i,
gathered in one The free moving; pictures at the t
size wa. never
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place Only one man was taken Hopson theatre were much appre- i I

!t into custody and detained until dated by the visitors and several ) / Ii

I It the fumes of the liquor he had in- shows were given, in the afternoon

FRIGIDAIRESALES :dulged in too freely had left his ':3 packed houses. I ,

;,mind and then released. Dancing was enjoyed throughout i

I The main feature of the day's the afternoon at the Armory) i

t was the old-fashioned the city's guests and until a ,
and SERJ'ICESMITH'S festivities: by
[I picnic and barbecue at the city late hour in the evening by the II DUCKY"S

!I park where barbecued beef. which young folk of Starke.

[had been properly cooked the day: At 3:30 in the afternoon a freer( i,

I before by Mr. William Tison and baseball game between the Starke i

GARAGESame I chicken pilau were served in Grays and the Jacksonville Rea I {

I abundance. These; two things Sox was witnessed at Duncan park

formed the backbone of the meal crowd that ever I
I, by the largest
118 W. Call St. Starke Fla. !
i but baskets and boxes of other congregated in that enclosure. !
Phone Number for Almost 10 Years -120 "atables were furnished liberallyby Most of the business houses of'

the good ladies of Starke. Only I the city and many private resi- I' II

.. one little hitch occurred in the.dences were tastefully decorated 1

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:oe2T>N The Telegraph Force in A ctaon- H I -, -- I

Contrary to popular belief, all
the work on a weekly newspaperisn't I
done on press day. It's a
i iY
never-ending grind, often involving : :
overtime work at nights and r ____
on holidays. Frequently, work on S
the next issue begins while the T
ink is still wet on that of the current -
Like every other worthwhile ef
fort publication of a weekly news t 4
paper is a matter of team work. T a' i TRANSPORTATIONwas
with each staff member doing his -

part to keep the wheels turning,
The Telegraph is no different than __ something else
.. .
any other in its field without t i .__,,;:.. .. ...
the cooperative efforts of a loyal
staff, it would be impossible to the "good ole days"Folks

continue publication. ,
Friends visiting the "back shop"of Y
the newspaper plant for the had to depend on the
first time invariably sur-
express J
Horse and Buggy not only to
prise at the amount of intricate ,
machinery that is necessary to rc s : get where they wanted to go -
produce the modem Today's
paper. but also to bring them the
rlants are a far cry from those of k /
the 1880's and 90's when type was t things they needed. Is it any
set by hand and each paper labor- w "
iously printed on a George Wash- wonder that they had to do

ington hand press (see Telegraph PRESENT PUBLISHER Gt Matthews: hands copy to Linotype operator John I'OHEI.CL.U'DE: CROW'SOX (center) looks for errors in the first copy off the without so many articles they
history on page 1 of this section). Mathis near spot where one of Starke's early murders took place when the building, press, assisted by Adelaide Crow son, bookkeeper, and Mrs. Bertha Fuller binder de- !
Many high tributes have been now housing newspaper plant was used by a saloon. :Matthews has owned and edited partment. George Kaufmann pressman-operator is feeding the old Whitlock flatbed actually needed in their homeor
paid to the "country press" of The Telegraph since 1932. Mathis has bern an employee since 1951. The Model ULinot.pe which has been in use by The Telegraph since 1910. Mr. and Mrs. Crowson have'been I' business.
America. One of the more recent shown here versatile machine that sets small (straight mattt>rt)1Je av moved here The
residents of Starke since November 1950, when they to join
came from of Commerce used in and work. A second smaller in size,
Secretary well as the> larger sizes ads job Linotype Telegraph Kaufmann and Mrs. Fuller have both been employees since 1931.GLADYS I
Sinclair,.-- Weeks-, -who. said:.- is used for "straight matter" e\clusi\ely. I Nowadays Fast Dependable Economical
"When the history of this age ,
is fully described, great credit for
,, .. Transportation is as near to as
maintaining our freedom will go to I you your
the American press, and parti- T .., .... i !
cularly the country and suburban : telephone.
newspaper. I .
"The weekly press is the community's -
loyal, trustworthy warm- is the newest addition to the
hearted friend. It knows every-
body. It goes into every home as staff joining The Telegraphlast .
a welcome guest. It keeps neigh- :
r :May, upon( release) from a2101onth N
bors acquainted with each other. W. T. JACKSONTRANSFER
Its advice is wise and its sym- hitch in the Transportation -
pathetic interest is genuine. It
fosters civic pride and an enter- Corps of the U. S.
prising community spirit. It is :
Army. Detweiler graduated
the stout champion of the moral
principles that make America I with high honors from the I*. : \
great. And it tells the truth." ti ( AGENTS FOR
than that could of F. School of Journalism in
Higher praise 1
not be spoken and The Telegraph i I
hopes to be worthy of it. 1932. CENTRAL TRUCK LINES, Inc.
Pictured at right are members of I
The Telegrapn force who work .... i
Fill Dirt and Tractor Work
each week to
together as a team I
bring you the "home town news :\ !
paper.'e are proud of our it is to find out \\
employees and the service they| when and with I
are rendering. I society editor of 11
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since 1917. She
I world. With water clear as crystal depths. The lake is about two and II S
To Improve Hiway' laving clean sloping sand'one-halt miles in diameter and I writes 35) reporting her news in ( I
beach fed by inexhaustable min-I almost perfectly round. It spark-I
eral springs under the surface of les like a gem of light and life; only to deliver (' ( i iI iI I
Starke and Kingsley Lake the lake always cool and refreshing -"I upon an elevated plateau of clean, ,I I Changed
Road Company Formed men, women and children open pine forest; and its surface ,

Citizens of Starke have awaken- simply shout for joy as they is, perhaps at greater elevation
five plunge and swim and sport in the than any body of water in the
end to the fact that within I
miles of the corporate limit clear, silvery waves state. .
Kingsley Lake offers the loveliest. On a bright still day a shining I Realizing that rapid transit is ''I '
nickel be thirty feet I the necessity, our citizens
coolest. and most restful health- can seen great 1 The Same
renewing summer resort in the deep down in the beautiful oool have formed a Good Roads Com

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Styles in Furniture : 1.


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;- : StarkeBranch ;
i .
it ,.
Established in

1927 I ; ,
nist and special i'
has been a (' '

r1i. j column Telegraph" since' : iI \ I

followed closely I ,
farmers .. .
rE'adE'rsho are .
the little things

eiting, pathetic I
If you can remember back far enough, just contrast the farm.happen on a above from a 1913 copy of the

musty old furniture store'of yesteryear with the spacious, I that the shape of the Coca-Cola '

well-lighted furniture store of today. Quite a contrast, I pang, and N. T. I j

I Alvarez, and C. but the quality of the drink is
isn't it? Gone forever are the cumbersome old wood trustees of the, I

stoves, oil lamps, ana other things that made life so hard a age carriage the building and I THEN it is the most popular soft I I

for our grandparents. In their place are the modern, well- shares Stall are to $25: I I \ Pause That Refreshes"
I scribers will be I
designed furniture If
and appliances that make life today pleasures and

I Work has II f
such a joy for the housewife. [way secured, and I
i of the road Telegraph, we are proud of II
stumps. It is
I entire line in good we have remained in favor

Denmark's has kept pace with all these changes, and today I order.by July 1st.
I The stockholders ,
we offer the people of this entire area a furniture store i J. G. Alvarez. C. L. the y ars. The children III,
Ritch. W. T. Weeks,

where they can find what they want without need for going i:I son.thews.N.T.W A.Francis.Knight just as their parents lilll I

out of town. That the people of this area appreciatethis I I Freeman.Alvarez. Jno.Geo. A.C. them. I

service is shown by our constantly growing clientele. Rowe W. XL I
J. E. Futch, E. E. li1!
Powell & Powell.
We thank you.DENMARK.
Stock taken to r. I.
$575. (June 6, 1902): ) I,

MALE j I E ';1 1t

The removal of t I
FURNITURE COMPANY I ments has become

our citizens. Dr. E. COMPANY I I'I
Dr. J. O. Haynes,
S. G. DENMARK Esq. Messrs. N. J. ''I I
Mgr. Phone 151 Starke, Fla. I
Alyarez and J. i I
among the victims
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ford County Telegraph at Starke)

S. MatthewsWas might be for sale, he came herein / -
I I December of 1893, still not 21 Advertising Rates Were Plenty Low In Eighty 1101itj"

years of age, and made arrange-
Editor At 16 I
ments to purchase the paper fromL

C. Webb. ,,", 1 ,..-...::;.;-- .:,,,;. CONGRATULATIONSTO

(Continued from page one) Now that he was editor and .... ?f,k, 'Established- .. July 26, 1679.. ; -
owner of his own paper Matthews
ital, a new paper being publishedby ,
turned his energies toward build- :: .
T. W. Harris who was waginga ing his community. Soon after he '$,: !'{' ., '* TO
vigorous campaign to have the
arrived here the economy of this -"" ""i'J S Jf '
state capital moved from Talla- entire area was thrown into a tailspin l,'-:. 12YZtl L., { -"". : Z4,m:
hassee to Ocala. .
by "The Big Freeze" that : i
He became
city editor of The : .
had '
ruined the orange groves that rf;
New Capital, but was ever on the been so hopefully planted a few :" '. "tbt- ,d 1; '1f.lhtL.I' ." ., .n.,"
lookout for a good, county seal fears before. Many of the early ,Jl-" ... T. ,. ;;:'.;:

weekly. Learning that The Brad- settlers left after this disaster. J't '

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0.e.L THK PRINTING AND PUBLISHING GAME wasn't exactly a getriohpiitk scheme L
; o in the 1880's. To prote our case, here's exhibit No. 1, an old statement from The
Florida Telegraph, dated Feby. 8th, 1884, billing a local attorney for four years of
advertising! (Professional Card) at $5 per year less than lOc an issue! The at- IRA G. HARRIS

t torney was evidently a "charter subscriber" to The Telegraph, for the statement
G also billed him for the balance due on a four year subscription from July 26, '19 to Manager

July 26, 1883. The old subscription rate of $2 per year was more in line with present I
day prices I

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I but Matthews stuck it out, though 1 I''tom in those days. He commandedthe CATAMOUNT KILLEDJ. i ir

.times were hard and it was several outfit during the Spanish-
American War, and has been told P. Hall killed a catamountone _
I years before folks got backon that his was the first company to morning last week. Mr. Hall .

4 0S their feet again. offer its services to the countryin was sitting at the bVeakfast table
Soon after arriving here he that time of emergency.In when the animal attempted to i inaaEi
elected to the Council, a catch a chicken the back
was City 1905, the Telegraph publisher in yard.
e Bringing You The Best
P. of service on We need hounds
forerunner of years was elected to the House of some good here.
rgRK F practically every city and county Representatives, where his abilitywas Since Mr. D. L. Phillips left us,
governing board. He was elected quickly recognized and rewarded varmints are coming back. We I IN CINEMASCOPE
county treasurer, member of the by his associates with suppose it is because there has
county board of bond trustees, election as Speaker of the Housein been so much wet weather to drive ,, ,
city bond trustees, and school 1907. It was then that many of.them out of the swamps. Aug ; ; z
trustees, serving on these boards his friends in public life urged 9, 1912, Theressa item

during the years that bond issues him to run for Governor but he)I .
We too are proud of the many years were floated for the first electric declined, deeming that he had! .
lights, water and sewer system, neither the money nor the inclination -'
that we have been in business in Starke street and highway paving, and for such a campaign. He i]!

rendering a valuable service to the peo the first these brick school.measures Besides editorially sup-- again served in the Legislative !'II' GEORGE Says .
porting sessions of 1911 and 1923. S
pIe of this entire area. We appreciate in his newspaper, he gave of In 1905, Mr. Matthews was a ; 11I
talents to see the I >
being allowed to serve in the past his time and through.As member of a special committee of I COME
ytm programs nine, appointed by the Speaker of IN AND HANG UP YOUR HAT
service and news- .
and are looking forward to many more if public to keep the House, to handle the Buckman 'I
papering weren't enough !Bill providing for consolidatingseven
years of pleasant association. him busy, the young publisher Florida schools into two I sY
joined the local unit of Florida elec-I(state universities. The bill was I and enjoy the best with the hundreds of
and was
State Troops finally passed over vigorous opposition -
ted captain by the men a cusWe by the scattered com I _: satisfied customers who eat with us
i munities that would lose their ,
.1 I
colleges through the consolidation. i day .
I every .
"But it had to be done and we .
finally got it through," Mr. Matthews i
commented. The two new institutions -' '4
were the University of I
Don't Sell HOG-TONE Now Florida and Florida State. ,
It was during the session of \ -- r. 'Through these doors pass the best people

1923 that Florida's first systemof .
preferential roads was set up 'r
end Matthews' efforts instrumental
were -

in getting State Road i& on earth -- our friends and customers'This
13 (now U. S. 301)) designated asa ;
state aid road and included in
this program. This tfas the first .

hard-surfaced road in Bradford .
rwd +> .
nw w County.In 1924 Mr. Matthews was appointed is the slogan that hangs over the door in the

wa to the Railroad and Pub-
Guidon Grill ... and
lic Utilities Commission by Governor we really mean what it says.

I THE giG o,e WAS fW Cary A. Hardee tp fill an un-I
AVALOV FARMS HOG-TONE expired term. He was elected to'' George Kopelousos Our thousands of friends and customers are the

''' .--.. ..;.HUNT....--WASNTTUT ..:-"..-+-'. ',ti five retiring additional in 1948 due four-year to ill health.terms 1 l lAs I Proprietor people who have kept us in business at the same location -
:: ".: ---H-JiHI.:-.- ::";
.- a member of the commission he II
.. .'. ...:: w ;:.: ":-'.:' == ,. served several terms as its chair- since 1941 and we realize how much we owe
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.- .. -'-- B-r. ._V Hi5i man and gained recognition
.:..-- -i":..,..--*:..!.-.:;:.::.. f.t-; *= '".- and respect for the fairnessof \ to them. We try to show our appreciation by ren-
t... I4lt It his decisions on the regulatoryboard.

3 Stwke Hardware CO paur. dering better service and better food at more reason-
In 1946, the publisherstatesman -
s'JJ.! ...-. ', SuAe; r MN& retired with his wife to their able prices than can be found anywhere else. The
#' home in Starke. There he speaks

glowingly of his four granddaughters wonderful that wehave been accorded
Old Advertisement of Starke Hardware Co. and comments with pride on ,
reproduced from Bradford County Telegraph ,the "wonderful improvements I
the shows that have succeededin
of 1918 have seen during my lifetime right through years, we

here in Starke." that effort. We are deeply grateful for your

Editors note: Since the above
friendship and patronage.
article was written by Miss Frank-
lyn Mr. Matthews passed awayon

Yes, HOG TONE is a little out of our line today, but we are closing July 13 a ,long 1954 career at the age of useful of 82,

proud of the fact that the Starke Hardware Co. was doing busi- :;state.service) to his community and

ness and serving the public in this area back in 1918. Althoughwe DUTCH COLONY .

don't have Hog-Tone on our shelves any, longer, we do I PROPOSED II Eat at the Best .
J. D. Rooney, assistant indus- s

have hundreds of other items that you will find useful, includingsuch ,I trial agent of the S.A.L. Rail-
!road, has been instrumental in
nationally advertised brands as Dutch Boy Paints, Davis I the selection of Maxville by Baron Forget the
Hooft, representative of the Rest"I
Tools Winchester Guns I Netherlands Trading Company, as !
Paints Super-Kemtone True Temper ,
the location of Enlarge colony of j
I Hollanders. Baron Hooft has returned -
and Rifles, Remington Ammunition, Shakespeare and Fleuger I to Holland to complete \i

arrangements for the If
Fishing Tackles, Complete Housewares Department. tion of the colonists transporta-I !

This movement, it is claimed willi ;;
mean the bringing'of 100,000 thrif-
ty Dutch settlers to Florida in
the next three years. June 28,

1912. ..a .... 4._ .f .--.. .


Durant Lamb are taking advantageof
PHONE the opportunity to study in the
school being taught at Pine Hill. PHONE 98 STARKE, FLA.
Prof. Lex Green is the head of

the school. Aug. 2, 1912. I,


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NOVEMBER 12, 1954
r. -- The Florida Press Association.The .
icated he will take the balance of Faithful'Correspondent --I service awards were based on

Telegraph Editors Aid Democrats his things money as the and needs buy of himself such other and Most the paper's successful campaignto

bring a small clothing factory -
\ demand and return home.
Through Three-Quarters Of Century and of course all__ u lines or business I Mrs. H. M. McRae Pine Levels] ;; in a rented home in High Springs i i to Starke and its efforts in behalfof

i suffer in proportion in his local correspondent, has the distinction i for 12 years until they purchased!! a county hospital.
Bradford is
.1 town. of being the only member of the a farm on Crosby Lake. It was at I County

(Continued from page one) J tnisrepresentation and arguments: But there were' many who dis- Telegraph staff to have worked on II -i -4 this farm that Mrs. McRae joined,largely agricultural the problems
I of its farmer friends have always
which can weigh only with the agreed with the AntiSaloonLeaguers I[it for more than half of its 75 '7. the Telegraph as correspondent.
brought them Into every day con- ;most ignorant and unreflecting of and the W.C.T.U., and I j;years. Mrs. McRae began as a The couple then moved to the been close!; to the Telegraph's

tact with the best element of our j\I the population seeks to defend actively fought the amendment. Telegraph correspondent back in Rising community near he present ,:editorial heart. It can see little
I I. \ justice in the desire of the
citizens. H and maintain a policy which would The Jaspar News blasted the 1912 when she wrote about the Rising pecanxgrove about a mile present
Of course editorial writing in '!, continuously. "Should Lake northwest of Starke. !I I I Republican Secretary of Agriculture -
'II end in enslavement of the masses, !Leaguers I Ii happenings of the Crosby I
the old days of "personal JOUrnal-I;i agrandisement of a privileged few i the Anti-Saloon Leaguers be successful i community in which she lived. Their home at Rising was com- :i! to have farmers operate in a

ism" was not always I, ;and a final wiping out of our I in procuring the prohibi- After writing from Crosby Lake 1 pletely destroyed by fire in 1922. '|"free economy", with little or no

such a serious political note as 1 union." tion of Liquors in our state," it for 12 years, she then moved to Mrs. McRae was cooking dinnerat 'government protection. while at
these excerpts would indicate. On November 16. after the election said "it wouldn't be 90 days before the Rising section northwest of noon when apparently a spark I i the same time industry airlines.

For instance, there was the famous : proved a victory for Harrison, I they would begin a crusade I Starke, and wrote' from that area from a bad flue set fire to the i railroads, steamship lines and

"War of the Britches" which en- the Telegraph editorially said against tobacco and coffee." for eight more years. She has ceiling of the kitchen. The blaze:other big business interests are

livened the atmosphere of Call "Cleveland's defeat is due to New I The people of Florida rejectedthe I\written the Pine Level column for was soon out of control, and it destroyed -\coddled with subsidies or protec-

Street In the 1880's, York political swappers who were amendment and on November.. 22 years. the whole house and its tive tariffs.

Cot Moore, founder of the Telegraph willing to trade the national ticket 11, 1910 the Telegraph gave the Mrs. McRae was born in Baker .i 1 contents. I 'The farmer is the least able to

after selling out to Mr. !I II for their choice for mayor." And results of the election throughoutthe County in 1885. When she was The couple next moved to the I protect himself, and under the

Webb (and contrary to agreement I-in still another "Florida rolls; county and the state. Bradford four years old, her family movedto Ba>less Highway section where i Republican scheme of things receives -

) again ventured into the ,I up a Democratic majority of over County had been expected to vote the Florida side of St. Mary'snear they lived in the house now occupied j I the least protection." sass

newspaper field in Starke with an i 13,000. Our labors have not beenin dry by more than 250 votes but the Georgia state line. Six by Marcus Conner. Ten Editor Matthews.
opposition sheet. Bill Barnes, a I vain. We have done our share, I barely went into the dry column years later they moved to Starke. I years later, in 1932. they moved to I All in all. the Telegraph's liberal -

printer's devil, worked for Col. \and if others have failed, the faultis by 61. The results in the county Her father David A. Johns was a their present home. live-and-let-live poilcv wasne'.er

I Moore when he worked at all. j I not ours." j were interesting. This is how the I Primitive Baptist minister.. His I Mrs. McRae's greatest pleasureis I( more clearly stated than in

One day Bill begged a pair of old I I The summer of 18S9 found the!I election went: I church here was the Union Church entertaining her nine children i.the issue of May 11, 1894 when

pants from Mr. Webb, and the state in a controversy over whether i For Again..t at Heilbronn Springs.She I and many relatives at a big Sun- E. S. Matthews wrote:

next day the donor found the':West Florida should be annexed j robition met her husband at the I day dinner. She had 75 guests for "Two ;years ago the people and

f garment; adorning the stocky legs j to Alabama. "Quite a number of District Probition 58 31 home of his uncle, Joseph McRae. IRS. II. M. McKAE, The Telegraph's oldest correspondent Sunday dinner on Mothre's Day this i the papers cried retrencement.

of Col. Moore. The Telegraph 'the state press" said the editor, I'Lawtey 85 94 when she stopped there on her from point of years of service, writes \year. Fortunately the guests;i We got a little bit of it and. judging -

j editor naturally made all he could I "are agitating the question of Lake Butler 12 19 way to church in 1900. They were her notes in comfortable rocking chair on tree- usually help out by bringing plenty. from the contortions made tn

of this incident and the famous!'annexing of West Florida to Ala-'I Palestine 18 32 married on May 20, 1900, after a shaded porch. She gathers most of heNitems! at the laf I food. swallowing it, it was a very unsavory -
editorial "war of the Britches" de- [ I Providence Mrs. McRae had 12' children, variety. The Telegraph
II bama There seems to be but. 39 32 brief courtship.Her Pine Le\ -l Baptist Church on Sundays writes
lighted readers for quite a while. I little said about it outside of theI II Brooker 155 161 husband H. M. McRae, was them in long baud. 1 but three died when they werE' now believes in a liberal administration -
: Starke Daniel McRae who young. She presently has 30 I \ of the state government.
On April 13 1 58 the paper I pi ess. As yet the people have 68 21 the grandson of
changed its name from Starke 1!expressed no opinion on the sub I Hampton 65 21 came to Starke in 1867. The I I grandchildren and 10 great-grand. We can trust to the giver of all
the one. ; I had come to the United [children. She has five daughters:: I good gifts and the Indian War
to present It family
seems that the .
Telegraph ject. city ol 28
11 Starke several oldest resident of Bradford Coun-
I :Worthington 1800 and He moved to ) j Louise, Iris Audrey, Vesta anc I1 claims to pull us through."
"Our intention is simply to make Pensacola, which wants to be th.. States from Scotland in i
worked car- ty and was survived four
i later and as a by gen- .
years Odessa
; and four Arthur
said, settled in McRae, Ga. Daniel ; sons:
a county paper the editor big city of Alabama and Ocala. 512 451Statewr'da Some of the houses he erations.H. I
in penter. :Wesley Basil, and Owen. CHAMPION' GUM: DIPPER
"one that will benefit each and I which wants to be the new stat McRae first came to
Sarah built are still standing today. M. McRae was a section fore- ,I She hopes to still be writing th
: 24,50) 1835 when he and his wife, : <
whilewe vote was
the the
all parts of county j capital of Florida, are the mair: W. E. Snell, colored an employeeof
I I settled in Clay When Daniel McRae died at the Pine Level notes when The Tele
have no intention of slighting !movers in the matter." :for the amendment, 29,271 Livingston I Ir I-I the Powell-Smith Naval Stores
i strong foi County. age of 95 in May, 1911, he was the couple graph observes its Centennial!
Starke in the least but on the I Telegraph was .
j And later "Shall West Flori- Company, believes he is the champion
contrary expect to help to buildit I da be annexed to Alabama? I I William Jennings Bryan in his in ,defeated Knott. 33,429 to 33,169 .pouring out money to carryon and civic improvements. us have simply been carrying on gum dipper of the world.

up by building up the county I We say most emphatically NO. campaigns for the presidency j votes for the governorship. Due to :i! campaign against Smith (in I An admirer of Franklin D. I with a deep-rooted conviction that One day recently he walked ten

." Citing the fact that the Florida is a great state; it canno t \,1896, 1900 and 1908. On November the close race, Knott demanded a 1 the South) because of his religious Roosevelt the younger Matthews [the great liberal principals of the miles to and from his work and

t paper was ten years old the edi I'afford to be divided. 'In unit;,I 11, 1910, however, it said of i recount because of "certain irrej j faith and his views on prohibition, 'I gave active editorial support to .Democratic party are those that dipped ten and one-half barrelsof

tonal went on to say, "It (the there is strength.' Let us sticl c ,.him, "With the prospect so bright gularities" observed by him in'while in the North they are ve- FDR in all his campaigns for I best serve the interests of the gum. Snell thinks that this

Telegraph) was started in Starke, togeVher." ':for Democratic success in 1912, of the precincts. I hemently declaring that neither President. i farmers and small business men record has never been equalled, but
I some
f has.grown up in Starke. and ex One of the state's most controversial Mr. Bryan will doubtless want but the the was much criticism of ]prohibition religion is an issuein When some Democrats began to I who read our paper." says he can beat it in a contest
pects to grow grey in Starke. All elections on an amend|_ [nomination once more, his actions but the i this campaign." stray from the fold in protest In the heated Eisenhower- -- Aug. 23 1912.HORSE .
attempts to down it will have the ment to the state constitution I II party cannot afford "to Knott for defended him and said After: Hoover won the election, !against Roosevelt's third and Stevenson campaign of 1952 the

same effect that a baby would on the prohibition issue was hel,I suicide again for him. Telegraph his demand for recount would the editor said, "Well anyway 'I'fourth terms, the Telegraph casti- Telegraph's editorials in supportof TROUBLE

a brick house. We are the offi the latter part of 1910. The Tele.. Prior to the entrance of the effect Bradford County remained in the gated them roundly. It had little the party and its candidate received -
I "have wholesome James H. Ritch Jr., who sustained -
cial paper of the county and the graph enthusiastically cooperate, county-by-county recount painful injuries in trying
city of Starke, and always expect with the Anti-Saloon Leaguerwho .s graph commended President The slow Democrats could not win it seems who were practically'in the personal letter Adlai Stevenson,
I were I horse
there refractory a
and to manage a
to be"In campaigned to make th ,Woodrow Wilson on many occay began fortunate for the party that the bread line in 1932 and then after the Democratic nominee, expressed
e: by the (few is back at his postin
counter-charges days
the election later' I sions for the way he handled some harges and result landslide. The the reforms for ago
presiflential [state dry. The paper had man and their supporters. was a over- I inaugurated by Presi- I appreciation one particular the Bradford County Bank. -
that year the paper went overboard ., editorials and articles on the evil.s I,"touchy" situations. On Februarya candidates election whelming defeat -eliminates Governor : dent Roosevelt had put them back j I editorial defending Stevenson from 23 1912.
I of course, for the 'reelection i of alcohol. Mrs. D. E. Knight, 25. 1916, the editors said, "Judgingfrom Before the November general incensed the Smith from national leader-''I'on their feet, turned against the i an unfair attack by Senator Mc- Aug. ,

of Democrat Grover Cleveland,, W.C.T.U contributor to the papei r, recent developments, President however, Catts to such ship and will give the party an',man who had saved them from ,Carthy.

On September 21 1888 it said wrote in one of her series, "Whis;_ Wilson is right in urging state Democratic party October 12, he opportunity to select a leader upon I impending ruin. I Florida went for Eisenhower,
"We regret that we are unable to, key destroys parties, manhooc I 1 adequate defense for the obuntry. an extent that on The whom all factions may unite ." I "Our continued and unbroken I but Bradford County remained

publish President Cleveland's letterof honor, principle, virtue and intellect [..lit| is becoming more apparent that was read out of the party.endorsed Under the editorship of E. L. support of the Democratic partyis I solidly Democratic. !
thet then
acceptance, but our space will. and all things that are pur ej i every civilized country on state committee ]Matthews which began in 1932, no mere carrying on of tradi- I In recent years the Telegraph 30GETyED1tOR

not permit of it, especially as in and upright." She was agains, '!globe will be drawn into the whirl- Knott. end of the con- the Telegraph continued espousing i I tion for tradition's sake." s .ys the I has won several editorial and com-
Euro- not the
order to show this letter to the'letting some counties and citie s ,.pool of war before the great This was Catts thennl".t the cause of the Democratic party present editor. "I feel that all of munity service awards- given by _
ends. Besides, the however.
-best advantage, ., we -should also I be wet because it was possibl e 'pean__u'''struggle__& n..nh"hlv some inprelueUL troversy himself,, on an independentliov.u I .. ___
have to print that of General Har- then for the people in the dry iiaa f.v.uu. ----- election. The .n
not disseminated the general
rison. Writing of Cleveland, it counties to go elsewhere for their Fide information denounced him
paid, "On one side the man of the alcohol. Bringing Bradford Coun- j I to the common herd. which causes" Telegraph bitterly time after time
people for the people, who sounds ty into her reasoning, she said. i i him to call for quick action. for his actions and "wild

forth the trumpet which shall never "It has gotten to where if a man j There was another exciting'gubernatorial criticized him for the especiallythe prom- .

call retreat; who knows their wants a drink or jug of whiskey, | race in 1916 and its 1 I ises" he to was Lower making East-Coast voters I We don't claim to be

rights and is determined to re \or both, and wants to trade to the 'Ii this time Telegraph threw But one he would "drain the Ever- I
conquer them, who points out the extent of $10 or $15 or more, whyhe support tfr W. V. Knott. that '" -
evils of our condition, but also will take his little sum of Bradford county voters disagreed glades. then, I
suggests the remedies." On Har- money and run down to Jackson- I with the paper and went for SidneyJ. The
lot of
rison; ". the representative of ville and get his drink and jug and Catts, 919 to 636. I was a big surprise to a peo--

. a would-be aristrocracy, who, with then if he has not become intox- On the state-wide level, Catts |.pie. Catts won by a large plurality ,
I I 31,349 votes to Knott's 24,623.
F-. In Bradford Catts took 8 out of 12 'Old Timers'III

precincts and garnered a 1,005 to

Styles in Hair Have ChangedBut I 515 votes After the election the Tele- Ii,

| grapn said, "However much opposed -!

j to the election of Mr. catts'l

':, every accept good the result citizen and of the be ready to i iI
in the Same
Styles Drugs

are ,uphold nor in all the moves hands for of the the new upbuilding gover-I i iI I II II 1 fact, the firm of Simpson-Urquhart.

of Florida." It r o
and betterment w 1 9
I that "Mr. Catts. established in Starke since 1953.
c F (expressed hope only been
., t I[I the governor will not as radical !! ;

... ... ..... ..MN.f.rMrN.. M!! i'I | as Mr. Catts, the candidate." -
I t : .. .I' During the early months of 191", '' Rut even. in that short time we are proud
making "
t ; German submarines began ...l: ...: -
attacks on Amer- ?
more frequent : of the reputation have made for square
ican vessels. Congress was '
) moned on April 2, to take action; .J''.
\ '"
in the crisis, and four days later './t/ .. dealing with our friends and customers.
with a
the Telegraph came .rf.... .
banner head- ." yK"
line: "SENATE ADOPTS THE .: !:, fern t55. i Just count the ever-increasing number of

WAR NOW 19111111C
PONTIACS you see around Starke and

t No woman need be without hair | The next week it said, "Well'Stateof WP f Of ri'EQJ 1c

are at war again -- or in a will know there must be a reason. The
? tt My time during her lifetime. according to War' if that sounds less you
t *4>cl Mtfentw*. IftUa. kitki* tW.fk Mi ominous Many Americans are
t s 1 c '.alp lit.,,sq bw Iw h.ir thncylw they blame the wonderful trades '
the war of is the
f..lt.f 6i.. w. a u Ut. a i against L reason, ,
% I It .a r al.d trM t I speculators for starting it and I II :

liar I j the enormous expendituresand
deplore the partial impoverishment of and service we give at Simpson-Urquhart.

: Mitchell's Drugstore the masses, which will be the re-
: do not see how we
: sult. Yet we
IT, FLORIDA alternative -!
could have accepted any
-,. ." ".......-. .u '.,'>**!:!G under the circumstances. ,
than I i
with honor
Better be poor

MITCHELL'S TELEGRAPH AD; REPRODUCED OF 1913 FROM .,.1 i rich emphasized After with the shame the war.need. .the" of Telegraph building i iI It has been a pleasure to deal with the people of '

the county I
better roads

Few of us still remember when women wore their hair as longas I, and civic in state the projects,county getting which and more had starting been industry -;!i;I t this area since we opened our doors early in

the lady pictured above in an advertisement of Mitchell's I[neglected during the war. :

Drug Store. Few also remember when Mitchell's DrugStore I I Under the the editorship news and of editorial J. C. ',

i Robinson, minute of it and
1953. We have
the Telegraph wereliterally enjoyed -
was first established in Starke more than 50 years ago. i: columns of crammed with articles every.
The important thing to remember is that Mitchell's Drug i about the Smith-Hoover presi-i

Store is still doing business today at the same old stand --- sup- ',dential' Smith campaign, of course In 1928.and It Flori supported wusj Ja- 'I hope to continue; the pleasant relationship t i i

plying reliable drugs and prescriptions for the families of this ,,Democrats disturbed by who the bolted many the party. ,I .

area today, Just as we were doing 50 years ago. The fact ,On many occasions it editorially )iI I

that we are still in business after half a century is evidence of I condemned On October them.6, 1928 it said. "A through many years to come I {

the fact that the public has confidence in Mitchell's and relieson I I few friends of the have. Telegraph's fallen out erstwhile with it i

our prescription service in time of need.MITCHELL'S during the present campaign -
not to the extent of boycotting itl
because that would be too un-

American to be seriously thought
t of. but to the extent of saying

,unpleasant things about the paper. Simpson Urquhart PontiacPHONE

I I To these impetmous friends we !

DRUG STORE have only to say that The Tele-

graph was established as a Demo-
cratic paper, has always supported

I PHONE 64 STARKE FLA. I the organized party, and probably ,,
always will." ,

I. It blasted the Republicans for .

., .
i---' a. OIOI/IE I

-. '-- -- -



- b W.!: \ ''ESTEEMED .

... .
1 !
KlGnTrOUS\ VLITPICT: The Telegraph has not always ;
t, ,been alone in the field of supplyIng 'y "'y 'r iMl
j news to the people of Bradford I' :
The .n... I ,; iw: the ixha\ : County. 3 r <:I1SIOI'IUH'\ .

.tt ',e i Ih '1U' M At different times, more than .. 1' !

t. : Iq I rrcI. ,. that f' e I half a century ago, there were at | 'tt- ,. a Paper--Patterns: P11ea
(f !
least two other newspapers in I
.' H' .
Iv,: ,, ilx ft r 4 I. t 3J
ft :Starke; several, at one time or .
,4' .;S "" .".*" \''. "P :f :another, in Lake Butler; and even I 1 :fLORm1inY : : ,
r r; -
4 \ JttI1Utn1kt. .' -
f ,-,.11I > ** one around 1910, at Raiford. TH

:Since Union County was not 'I Y .
& -----v--- "tet<
? -
tt __
-"-' .. .I-
Lake ..,. .
*l reated until 1921 Butler, Lntyl -- .
en.' .. ..
.' r>! .1 a ]Raiford and Starke were all in I -' -----I--;.'.. ... ..\.... ..r.'.!J-f: (: l bi.td. -. CASH TALK :

Bradford at that time and the,I t T".W. ." l.; t.rw, '!IIJtlb I 11'iluAfG'itl'lt.\ I '0 too'
,editors of these various journals RGillS .. ,
/ ')3.ati ""1.1'1 \' "'H1I1! \n HJ:' AU) .
I \. : J. ,. !III :'\ .
had great fun sniping back and ...! .. .. "'' __ '."" : J'"
; .
.. ,...,I ew. .a.nH/Y..eaM ..., -
t forth at one another in their edi- ," '-- -"'; .....
t, IS *
.:: : TE'nYTHlNG'
W1TKOVSKI I : : .:.. : .
B R. torial columns. So far as is '') '' ".- ... '.. ...h..4.. .
1 a .. .
r- .aa "
rs known no physical blows were "..... >. 1) .
but pounds and a ...
ever exchanged .... ",p
pounds of printer's ink were used Morgan Brcthe
; 1"c:
II i I i"
L_ in berating one another. t it t1aS ilZt Clt t.1 E l It Of J At< h E.. L Z. r\J WJ"q .
Of the two known local contem- e :
THE VERDICT referred to above, of course, was that all Starke ladies poraries of The Telegraph the t 1 t., .c I Itrl ,-' :. '.. .. .. 4'. ." :.

should buy their stylish fall hats from 15. \\itko\ski.. Ad appearedin Florida Weekly Advocate probably II I II ." "1 ..

May 1897. If you can take your eyes off that devastating hat, you I lasted the longer. It was I .

"Ul note that fair lady is cojly holding rose stem in her teeth. founded by a Baptist minister, RevP. I L.\1)V
I seenr to have literally "lo+t her head" over
I P. \ Corr. and later sold to ) e' I
the new 1897 Cosmopolitan .Patterns adtertited by Truby, SternburR
Texas R. Hodges of Cedar Kev i { i.'UfH.. & Co. Or niajbe the arti>t jut got tired before he drew the ladj's

I MASTER DAN TAKES A WALKMaster Mr. Hodges Shell later Fish Commissioner served many I !n f f.HL. i face. Xo wonder the city didn't need a treet-sweepr in those da)s. \.
for the State of Florida and is I ",.--... ----: ;. .. t- ,, They just depended on the ladi ,' skirts! I
91\1 S.t.-
still a prominent citizen lit Cedar .a'1

Dan Powell, the 12-; Arriving at the house Dan led Key where he is an attorney at .. ,, .
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun I:Mr. Owens around the back way law. Here is the way he describeshis wr1a. .1.rt '. .' ., _. ._- < ".: <' j .P: .._ .. .". < :':
.H IMr' M.-1 ... .
7iae. w. .
Powell performed a feat a ,and when he came to the steps at entry into the newspaper fieldin ... '.",.,.:,.,.'... ,;.".,...'.1<...d.- ,.... .., .ft"<:"'" ,........_.... .. .-.'-...... ....N,..;.,,-::.-,.. '
> .
J.I.q 9. ___ ;;.Iw. x ., ... ..
few nights ago that will probablycause 1 the back porch, left him without Starke: ..' .!J/Ar_. r. fit { '. :. :;,,,:_...- yy y.. ... :....<.. ..... .... .'
s dr..a. _1 .. ........-, .4.v .. .. ..\ .: .t'1 .dt When Grandpa
I further J. .
his to be 'sd. i'r. .
parents very ceremony and repaired toWs "After attending the Old East x .t..r. ,:: ; ;1< .-" sM -. .. ... .. ____- ..." ,.
watchful of his movements at J bedroom. Mr. Powell was < :;. ."' ........., -'". ..: ..... w. ,... '": ": :.:.::..:.:::"'..::.-
Florida? Seminary Military Insti- ,.' ;"- : .. ... .... ...... -:-- '
night in the future. Late in the :awakened and asked if he had tute at Gainesville at the age of ..... .w'. .. .;; opr.---. '-. .f- ."."'...1--: .. I'., ... .
left his bedroom and went sent his night he : son to the hotel. He replied 17, I entered the Journalistic fieldas ,,e !, .# Rode a Bike
to the Commercial Hotel a dis- ] that he had not and thought owner and publisher of a weekly .'. ...., t! : : i I
; .....h 4 : T
tance of several blocks where he :there had been a mistake as his newspaper at Cedar Key that I l.rf. f -111., ..... .. "e!
aroused Rodman Jones and called :son had been in bed there several purchased from the Rev. P. W. 1.-... -._. ..,'- 4<11 !

for Mr. N. J. Jones, proprietor of :hours. Corr. He had been a Baptist min- it really took

the hotel. Mr. Jones was awakened He was assured that his son had ister at Gainesville and at the timeof BET YOU NEVER SAW THESE BEFORE! Few people living today remember -

and went at once to see what been there and finally went to I the sale was pastor of the Cedar when Starke was the home of the Florida Weekly Advocate and

the young man wanted.He the boy's bedroom, finding him in 'Key Baptist Church. the East Florida Courier. Several years ago someone presented The Tele- ( t

was told by Master Dan bed sound asleep; but a little in- "The Rev. P. W. had a yen for' graph with two or three copies of The Advocate (all of the same date). anda some nerve
who sobbed if in distress, tt
as great vestigation showed that his feet publishing a weekly newspaper in copy of several issues of The Courier were recently unearthed in the of-
that his mother was ill and
very were covered with sand and his every new town he moved to. fice of Clerk of the Circuit Court where they had been filed with a tax t
and that he was sent by his father -
night clothes were wet with dew.It i whether it had or needed anotherone sale notice more than 60 years ago. So far as is known, they are the only I
to ask Mr. Jones if he could
not send someone to assist him in then dawned on Mr. Powell; or not. Not long after he set copies of these old papers still in existence. I
that his son was a somnambulistand up in Starke he decided to change
the sick Mr. Jones had lately
had been walking about townin base to Monticello and convincedme I
been quite indisposed himself, his sleep. that I needed a larger field of I Wouldn't*the old fellow be envious if \\1
and the effects of the
operation and sold me The Advocate
called Owen the Master Dan remembers nothingof ITEMS FROM THE COURIER AND
night air Owens I lock stock and barrel ADVOCATEFROM he could the beautiful models
clerk at the hotel, and asked him the circumstance and was as with questionable good will. The see now .

to accompany the boy home and much surprised as anyone else to twice
Advocate was published a
know that he had taken display at the Western Auto Store?
ask if Mr. Powell would like to a mid- and located in old on
have a doctor sent for. night promenade. (July 16, 1897)) week was to Dr. Gaskins.I THE COURIER I the young gentlemen get up a position in the barber shop of J. !
building belonging March 31, 1888 .picnic? W. Hicks. And best of all .
moved it to the two story brick they probably cost
HANDY LITTLE GADGET | TIIERESSA We would be pleased to have We understand that Col. J.1
building, occupied by the post office Prof. A. M. Clark has returned
Mr. J. C. Wills, our popualr FOLKS STRANDED at the time (now next door i locking quite well. the young men of Starke orga- Shipman of Lawtey has leased the I IDe.oto no more than Grandpa paid for his old
nize themselves into
a military
druggist, has just completed a Some of Theressa's citizens wentto to Wall Insurance Agency), with! Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Webb of Hotel in Tampa and will :

piece of furniture that he styles town Monday intending to return my office on the first floor and Chicago are visiting the family of company.Col. S. Powers one of Lawtey's run it this winter. I "high wheeler."

The multum in the second. Bill I. The Bradford County Guards
parvo Combination the same day but on accountof press room on C. Webb.Tomorrow solid and substantial citizens, wasa
Chair." It is built on the the cloudburst there they were May was my foreman Avery is Easter Sunday.The welcome caller at the Courier have received an invitation to go

tubular principle, from a flour not able to return until Tuesday.Our Powell was city editor, and Fenton Methodist and Presbyterian office Monday afternoon. .to Atlanta and participate in the

barrel; can be used as a chair county seat surely had one Prewitt pressman and typesetter, churches will be beautifully dec Dewey reception there during the
Miss Fannie Powell, after a two I This is just of the that the
step ladder washstand cupboard wetting if she never gets another. assisted by his sister as typesetter orated. Georgia State Fair. one many ways
I I weeks visit to Providence has re- I
bathing tub, and when turned up- Aug. 9, 1912. and office girl. Phoenix Mill south of Waldo, I II
I turned to Starke much to the de-
I I 1 Western Auto Store has of life
side down as an umbrella. It "It did not take long before I belonging to S. J. Temple, was light of her many friends. LOST: MAX AXD DOG making more
may be used as a churn and with realized that I was boring with(burned last weel. Loss about one I

trunions attached it makes a good FOR SALEA too big an auger and was losing thousand dollars. Butler Blanchard of Tallahassee, Mr. O. A. Thomas of Midway, pleasant today than it was 50 or more years ago.

torpedo gun or ducking stool. If well built large buggy in first money, as Starke was too small Henry Saxon, the section boss, formerly of this place has manu missed his dog Monday and left;I

the seat is taken out it makes a class repair. $25 worth of new to support two newspapers."I is putting in new ties between factured a violin out of pieces of Tuesday on a search for him, ands' Come in and see our complete line of household

temporary safe deposit for a baby.I work. A bargain at $-tO. A. H. I closed out and bought a third(Starke and Temple's Mill. They cigar boxes. It makes as good he heard in Lake Butler that the I
music the fiddle.
(Sept. 13, 1889) Freeman. June 3, 1910. :interest in the Sunday Call, a union were greatly needed as some of This as is the average time for the dog was in Gainesville. He took I appliances all moderately priced.
the old ones were entirely gone. of year the train for that town and sent I
"old settler" to to the front
Tickets to the supper next Tues- come his wife word that if he didn't .
with his snake but crowdof I
story a
find his
day evening canbe procured at dog she would see him
I Jones and Heiberger's, price 25 boys while playing near Alligator no more. I suspect Ola wants to I I

cts; admittance free.S. Creek last Monday, saw an I go wild cat hunting this week"
eel in the water about two feet '
His wife
J. Temple is having the lum- has not yet heard or seen
deep, which was 5 6 feet long.
Grandad Liked ber cut out for the ne\' depot.It anything of him or the dog. I
it not WESTERN
emI will be frame work on the Unfortunately was captured. Aug. 16, 1912.EMBARRASSING. I

style of the Gainesville depot. He FROM THE COURIER

will also build a number of real April 28, 1888 MOMENT i
I nice section houses for the com-
I Hon. Jerry M. Johns has made The horses near Midway are nota ASSOCIATE STORE

..... a_ wan w- I pany. Bradford County an honest and I bit afraid of tooting autos now.
dirt hut wear tbcut tt.rur.. UlI
why kiwi you.*Combination*..It.IIC. Thtytref I INFORMATION WANTED .faithful servant. j I but I suspect the next time Rollie i

sad deattfle !yyrop"tmu.4 C"nlMYrddoa. wearer pair titfilut Mrs. W. F. Edwards wishes to j) Col. James T. Wills' friends will Denison goes to pass a colored man

will fit. .ind we know the whereabouts of her son.I'j urge his claims! and qualifications he will be more careful. Last sun- I
fJ tb..mtllllt' tal'tOrr J. F. JAUDON
I.utualar. Thomas J. Swearingen. He will j for State Senate at the proper time. day his horse got frightened at

80 Cents for St.OO make his mother very happy by ,The Colonel is among the most one and threw him and his girl in

-' Winter Union Weight Suits C I coming home at once. State papers; I talented young men in Starke. the ditch. Aug. 2, 1912. I IWe're

ty ::0.... tSTiHlOO Mvn't please copy. Between Starke and Lawtey lies -
Onjr iHiIw.Jlratjr M'i.ml f'oltaa Quite a disturbance occurred on 'the finest land in the State for _

p lustili. .....1.11I1= x 1111.-.J ti) 'ui \ ,the night express from Jacksonville strawberry culture. It is tableland
AIM! btaasmit: to t Im illU.u.l.
.- .."uf;<",I. A 'rnrtI I Thursday night. During the and lies exactly right to suit

('I} 1i 5h I at the,..arluhtt.at k.1> I.rk" ...Inltall" Iat melee, E. Wynn. of this place, re-I I this delicious fruit.

II W." jtth.ifrightInra U4I. Mate! lin-iut ceived a painful knife wound. Capt. J. N. Jones and Mr. M. R. Not 75 Years Old

,t,,. wit J.tI... pardi_1IL' School books at Morgan's Ba Hamrick will open a first class

:\... !..C'petwl..Mru'tkiHn zaar. grocery store in the Johns brick
rl. ..., ),11...r...AYtttrd.+...8 Ifll t. Sateen latest styles 10 cents building soon.
ti.: thrnr, bin In elr at J. W. Hodges. Mr. S. J. Temple's new town, -
yard -- -----
ire per
"l:% J.i il.: ;;$ .a. 1'tut
1.clt.r..I Inht aa Fine apple cider at Mitchell's down in Polk County is said to be

-II''.1'1....."..too'b.1.Ilnlrr.ItI ....: .... stand on the R.R. Wharf. on a big boom. I
I"-f..."' .A.........:.._ ,
I Ladies Look at Truby Stern- J. Chas. Richard has sold
t. ,-J|,|K"uc*Mtn,.*rh,S4 n,
burg & Co.'s $2 shoes. orange grove beyond Alligator I

t.& The best dinner ever given in Creek for sixteen thousand dollars.

Starke for 25c. People's Restau- The supper for the benefit of i ,

J rant, on the R.RWharf.. the Christian Church netted some-II

thing over thirty dollars. re

FROM TIlE COURIER Eggs are now worth 12 1-2 cents
Yes in underwear have since Gran-
styles changed
--- even
\prill1, 1888 per dozen in the market. They I Ji gfi
down to the a f
dad was a boy. The styles that looked so good in 1900 Dry and dusty. wall old spring doubtless and drop summer prices -i .

1 The cooper's is a jolly life. He 10 cents. I

bring smiles to our faces today. Everything is constantly has a staving time. Roy Jones fell from a tree last j

I A fine stock of confectionary Sabbath and broke his left arm.I I ,__ err t

changing, and nothing moreso than men's and ladies' I just received at Walter Wills'. Drs. Scott and Gaskins set the f lrJlr.

,i The fleas that are perambulatingthe bone and Roy is standing it finely.I

clothing. That is why we are always on our toes to bringour ,'enough streets to go of to Starke school. are' large FROM TIlEo'O'A TE i

customers the best in quality and style at the very I'I Major The John News-Herald Wills is Starke's says that fun October 19,1899maTImAr PARTYMr. I t

lowest prices. We can't give you the styles that Grandad II furnisher.Mumbly Correct.peg is getting to be a I and Mrs. H. F. Phillips tendered -
their son. Flornoy a delightful -

liked, but we can give you the same high quality and people.popular game among the young party to a number of his friends and Mrs. Roscoe BullingtonBut
I his
Friday evening in honor of
County Treasurer John W. Kel-

economy that he enjoyed. That has been our constant lum was. in the city Monday and i a 16th delightful birthday.time Everyone and expressed reported a we have been in business in Starke long enough that

goal, down through the years.Robbi. Tuesday.The young ladies say: why don'tpaper I desire that Florno "s' birthday we feel we know the public and the public knows us.
would oftener than once a
year. come That is why we can truthfully say that"we're glad we're

at Jacksonville, and was HULL-COZEL here and we're here to stay."

.. business manager with Bill May I Mr. Newell B Hull of this city

my former foreman at Starke and and Miss Maria Cozel a charming
I I Mike Devine as partners. The Call .I young lady of Hampstead L. I. We wish to extend congratulations to the Bradford County -

I was published later as a daily I were quietly united in the holy its 75th and that
Telegraph on Anniversary we hope \
and I sold my interest. Thus end bonds of matrimony at the resi- ,
s'"The ed my active newspaper career." dence of the bride's mother in some day we'll be able to celebrate ours right here in '

I Not so much is known of the Hampstead. on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Star e. \

East Florida Courier, although it PERSONALSCapt. t
is believed that it have been I II Ir
I may H. S. Grimes of the SteamIer
I started by CoL W. W. :Moore, Alert which plies between tI'

I founder of The Telegraph, after Waldo and Melrose, was ia the I'

he sold The Telegraph to L C. city Sunday.

Store of Values" Webb. The only copies of The I Dr. E. A. Todd of Lawtey was .

Courier on file carry the name of I shaking hands with his many
Emma Hogan as editor and pub friends in Starke yesterday.Mr. 1 !
lisher. Perry Kite has accepted a


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I Where Are The Ailments Yesteryear .

11f. MOP'It"'" ern CtMra.im1N.rlt"
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By Don L VogtfitterIf I to sit in bed and .- ... "" -- --4. I :3c a pound. I IM,tlOpit ticIr..t rortHu -, AU.
t be compelled up 04
I '4,..w.. .. i.. -"t.-.- .y... Sales even in those days, were rJ o. ( ,
t ... uClol\
what out untilI ,
mstomach .
you're wondering belch gas from !'! .. .
c..o.op. tty ,
rgwII 5o&rt.
,.. -- I 1 "art of the merchandizing picture i tlLrtttfM t'lo rU1
did to while away minute would be ""' ; .. '
grandparents thought every FR "" r .. ... .11,14 .... 7:1t1nl.c
'I.1 AZER i trir.Ma.t -- \ and proprietors were unusually I -- 0.,lT 'K. II Griggists. tlkltORt
those long winter evenings in the ray last. I was afraid to draw a'! : .. : a.: t$ JoC1 i IX
\ honest in explaining why they sold I 0, .., .... .- C J WO FtT' k* D. aT ,,Ott+l. Iprrfi"
days before television and movies full breath. I couldn't sweep a I : . ... ..
: and ; 1 : their, goods at a sacrifice. None, |I asy. ... ....-.". :....,.> < -V..* '.*' ...>>..-wt....>.tC ,
have theanswer without down AXLE ..
we believe we room sitting ; GREASE LLl ..-V- .. ..1 v_.'t. '..... .. ...". ....
t v ,
Ii however thought of a better rea- !_' .r' wo r .. .. ,.. .
through old issuesof j ji ....,. .. .. M....-'. '. < >.. *. .. .. 1 .M
after thumbing resting. -- ._ \. .. .. i
I . ._ son than J.L Alvarez when he ..._. ......*,*- *-.*.. _i. 10.- !* > % *1wter. .HSr S FA
The Telegraph back to 1879: To make a long story short, the j .._.-....... r,...--'I"w. N..w.-w -.
announced a sale in the July 20. tub. K '''i: Yti 1. AriYyw LW taM diti Mlarr.r. ,
They read the patent medicineads poor woman suffered until she t / i R7 .. ... ,. _. ,, iGj
; X' 1900 Telegraph and frankly admitted -. -- -------- <<
i : 1 YS I
drank a bottle of New Heart Cure : ;: IR i;
:1 : :3ti : "I need and must r
If you think that ad writers of and, after drinking the bottle, she mon.ey. .
have it. This is mv sole reason I MEDICINE: MANUFACTURERS seemed obsessed with the Idea of
today have vivid imaginations and no longer belched in bed and, ac- DR. .. : ': ,
.. t .' for selling. For the life of us. making all children "fat as pig." and illustrated their ads, with frightening .
flow of languages "you to the testimonial gained .. : .
colorful cording ;:., ,.... nv"Ci 1 -"
:: ..
,, I can't think
: we of a better
f' one.
ain't seen nothm" yet" until you five pounds (a doubtful plug in Ult.1lII ( little four-legged babies ('omplt'tt.ith !screw tails. It's a wonder -

read some of those lurid messages j this day of dieting females). : I epic') t E I can you? expectant mothers weren't "marked" after viewing such gruesome TASTELESSCHILL
I ,
of yesteryear. They ran the ga- These testimonials were often I!II ; : *kiOL.a..M .il Ii J I:' BYO, I Ir. I In 1895 this same pioneer mer- illustrations in their weekly press. Grote's piglet is from an

mut of human drama and recom- signed by people with such incredible SP--r"0M.! .| 1JEL .d"J 1. chant advertised "a good pair of Ipants" | 1899 issue of The Tf'lt'graph.hilt' Tvethina's didn't appear until 1902.
r : p
mended cures for ailments we never names as Libeous Leach : for 65 cents :Maybe that'dwhy I

knew existed. Faint ladies who of Nashua. N. H. But they were I I \ iBr: E -AND AFTffiI he "needed money" five years Smoked meat 13 1-3 cents per lb. t o Lake Butler cost $6. "Specialates

flee to the psychiatrist's couch today accepted at full face value by readers I I .. : i w..1A n:. .. '. later. Sirloin Steak 15 cents per lb. I 1 on parties. Car handled

must have derived consola- of those early days. ",I ,.', "' ,: ,. .,. ", :: .\' : . T 'ME. SCSLVYDlhGGaOS.. 1 To give you an idea of the valueof :Matches, 4 cents per pack. Two- t>y careful drivers." This last TONIC
'... a quarter in those days, here's statement indicates that F
tion from the patent medicine bot- Another eye-catching trick of lb. can of- omatoes, 8 cents. Lard even In ..
tle in the ISSO's.Tradition the early copy writers was to dis- : [ gvigga>iia! ridja: I I Ic ;. :: ... ': what the Acme Mfg. Company of 11 1-2 cents per lb. Three Thistles :914: there were traffic problems ...ttsi.. .t. 7..Ri '. h
q :'ii ....i .,i !,u,,.t. B I! : ... Essex Conn. offered to send Tele- -
has it that our forefathers guise an ad to look like a news .. "' "" J. ;snuff six cans for 25 cents. Shoes. probably occasioned by frightened -
...... .
were made of sturdier stuff item and lead off with a bold head- ... 4- 1Ijf!i :fa"i' 7 .. graph readers for two bits in ,60 cents to $3. Gun Shells. 40 horses. 19101!

than the pampered generation of line such as "BRAVE MEN FALL" _:lT4 : !:.T t: j55&. \ '': 1686: "One dozen sheets of writ-I cents. "Electric Telephones" were advertised : FOR SALE: 7 barrels good sy nip

today, but judging by the ailments or "MILLIONS GIVEN AWAY." I f A : -' ". ':-. ., "'; 'h :;;'::', a .Jo ing paper, one dozen envelopes one(I|I Back before the county was in The Telegraph as early 'j I at 35r: per gallon. (Same date ti )

enumerated in the patent After reading a few lines of the I : _l.J... In.n J....."' _.,.' ladies steel pen. one gent's golden ]I[ voted dry whiskey beer and is 1895. They were: "Sold outright i i Beauty aid ads. which occupy
beginning to ..; .. ;) : : pen, one 18k rolled gold ring, one wine ads were prominently dis- I no rent no royalty. Agents
are :
medicine ads, we fine print that followed, the : ,;: : : : CU1Ut\ 'I I I|so much space on today's society
doubt it. If grandma and grandpa lusioned reader found that disn-I ce ROLTHtoN! :.. .. Dixon lead pencil one Faber's, played. In 1895 C. M. Sparkman I make from $5 to $50 per day. 1 I pages were largely limited at thr

were so dadblamed healthy why news item was just another ..P. ,. . ,. ,;........... pencil rubber one sheet blotting offered Rye.Whiskey at $2 to $5 Works any distance. Never out {turn of the century to hair restorers -
were the quacks eternally seekingto for Brown's Iron Bitters or Planta- :1';'.. "' A': 'r. "YS.d.1 N;: : : '7:,.:'.; paper, one rolled gold plated collar per gallon. Rose's Mountain Dew 4 Df order no repairing lasts a and lengtheners. Social
them of scorfula tetter, i 0.- '. .... .. .\ fill ""'. button and last but not least, Corn was $2.50 per gallon and ]lifetime." (We wonder.) I
cure tion Chill Cure. ''' status in those days must have
: : I'' ... .. ,
sores '.. ; II.:N Trn one set of rolled gold cuff buttons." Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cost $1.50 .
salt rheum, gravel Typical of this method: 7 L7b9"., Entertainment in the city 40. been measured by the length ofa
chilblains, St. Vitus Dance Incipient AGENTSsr: Each item, the company insisted. for a dozen small bottles. Spark- years ago was a rarity, consistingof woman's hair for. according to
Barber's Itch WORLD TO ESE THIS YEAR : :iZ was worth $1. If so. this was man's ad announced: "Jug TradeA occasional
Consumption I an movie or home the ads. if it didn't reach to below
Scald Head and "the horrors"? eccoiding to a f.orecast- S'OO' .......E.. ,., .,.,.'."'""' "'''.-..!.,:..'......41'.,.....,. .;"' .' ..,\1".100"4.1t undoubtedly the world's biggest 'Specialty." talent show. Here is an ad that her knees she just didn't "belong."

In fact, if it weren't for the patent -I yet, while there are a few.who .. ,/'. .:r.{ ,:;:,: 1:. .:'..;'.:.;.: b nU'.4JL' > .. bargain. There must have beena "Old Virginia Cheroots" (remember :shows what was in store for the For instance:
,... .... t.
l "& hj: .
\ ': 0 1I.n"I "catch" somewhere.
medicine ads. newspapers of believe this, many more thous- .. :. ?) were advertised.. three pleasure seeker in those days "A woman's crown of glory is

those early years would have ex- ands know that Hostetter's ucmTEST: MEDICINE ADS were often the most interestingpart When merchants finally began for a nickel. I (1910)) : her hair. Jessie Fraser of Fine,
Stomach Bitters is the best promoting Christmas trade, around
than theydid.
isted more precariously abo'efrom National advertising, as we knowit "The N. Y. must be a queenly woman
medicine of newspapers in the Gay 90S. Fair sample is the excerpt 1910, Canova and Spencer Amusement Com-
for Kidney trouble. Knight offered
Medicine advertising plus today was non-existent. Automobiles She wrote us last January that her
Unfortunate fellow at lower pany of Starke. Fla. wishes to
an 1887 i..ue of The Telegraph. Dining Chairs at 95c, Parlor Rockers
doctors -
"professional cards" of Even late 1910 did not come into generaluse announce that on Friday and Sat- hair was nearly 64 inches long
as the Titus Dance.
as patent right is either flinging a fit or hating an attack of St. $2.20; trunks $1.35 to $8
dentists and lawyers seem- medicine ads held : until World War I days so urday at 6:30: and 7:30 each and very thick. And she gaveAyer's
ethical to a prominent lit could avoid both of course, by drinking a bottle of Samaritan Iron Beds, $1.65 to $9.50: safes
ed to consider it quite in the and this of there was no Ford or Chevrolet ning, there will be the best HairVigor all the credit.
place moving
in those days paper one :XeAine. Dr. Dyes Voltaic Belt would do wonders for men (only) as $2.75 to $4; Dress Shirts 58c to
plug their that left little lineage to help the small townpaper's picture at the Electric Theatre What would Jessie think ofmilady's
the -
at least 50 per cent I year to imagination i is plainly shown by the Before and After illustration at top right. Another 85c; Suit cases, 90c to $1.95; andMen's
made up : ( budget 40 years ago. Nor I that has ever been shown in this j 1954 Poodle Cut?
in each issue of Before and After miracle is pictured in column at left and this Peppered Drawers. 40c. I
of the advertising I was there any of the familiar city. At the beginning Mr. Spencer -
"When the bowels .
are uncom- In 1914 Yes in with the
dollar comparison
No will hair skull chin, or cheek. a was still
Telegraph before 1900. time it is a Beard Eliver that sprout on !> a
The home
miss that fine appliance advertising -- will give a 10 minute lectureon
fortable and blurbs
you dollar. The Raiford of yesteryear, today's advertising -
wonder Lydia pinkham was look I If you don't believe it there's the picture to prove it! Grocery
[,feeling of exhiliration which follows Company opened a new store and refrigerators freezers air conditioners Foreign countries also showa seems somewhat sub-
ed upon as a patron saint by many television etc. so number of beautiful instruc-
1' a copious morning operation .. sold goods in dollar lots. Here's and dued. No longer are meji and
early publishers. you should put a small quantity t. what familiar to readers today. I tive slides. This will. be followedby quite so concerned about
buck would women
To. mention a few of the more ..' .' '... ..-.-. == !" :-. ... a buy: 20 poundsof
colorfully-named preparations: I of Simmon's Red Z Liver Regulator '"_._.. n '-" --!"" '".,-... .. .nAF11 rii; sugar; 14 two-pound cans of In 1914 the adventurous local I motion pictures such as would their "innards" as in the days of

there BBB (Botanic Blood', (the powder form) on the ton- 1''' 1' 1t1" 1 "'' 11't,,,' .""4S%!t tomatoes; 6 pounds of green coffee firm of Johnson & Anderson an- attract your whole family. Admission the old patent medicine cure-aIls
were rue and wash it down with a little I 14 cans of milk 25 nounced the launching of an "auto : 10 cents." that give us such a laugh today.
I ;
Poke pounds
Ash I ''
Balm) and PPP (Prickly : > Inll'c ;
Root and Potassium), to say noth- I water. It overcomes the tendency .. J ), 11 I 's itItkr' : of rice; and 10 cans of peaches. livery" service in Bradford Coun- For rent and for sale advertis- But he who laughs last, laughs

Bile Biscuits Electric Bit- to chronic constipation relieves I : : .. ___. -. .. ..r.. s; ( But maybe no one had a dollar ty. Here are the advertised rates ing was not as; common in the best, you know And we can't

ing ters.of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. e bloating feeling in the abdomen I I" li t I \ '.: 'r, '.. \ ('ft: f"dl\ ltalc 1I "'\. in hose days.) for road trips .by auto: To Hampton early 1900's as it is today, but help but wonder whether the

Hood's Sarsaparilla Cures, King sweetens the breath, and promotes : : 1 : .a..4 'r,. Io January of the same year 1 passenger, $1.50; round trip, there were enough to give an idea next anniversary edition of The
Simmons Liver Regulator Aromatic vigor of body mental alertness i i- Mr. J. C. Carter decided to go out $2. Two passengers to same of the low cost of living back then. Telegraph won't contain some

and Rhubarb and cheerful spirits. Large : .' : I of the grocery business in Starke town $2; and round trip for two For instance: very funny ads found in "those
Extract of Cherokee Remedyof package $1.00." I I i and offered these choice bargains: 1$3. To Raifoid $3; round trip, FOR RENT: 2 houses, one $6 old papers" printed way back in
4r ;
Some of the early ads seem a I I White meat. 12 1-2 cents lb. Two passengers round trip
Sweet Gum and Mullein,. Dr. I ..-.. .. per and one $8 per month. (Sept. 23, 1954.
; S
.... 1.1 ".... Cordial, Fol-. .little on the crude side now, but !I : .. LE I
tsiggera nucnicuoi -
and Tar. Dr. King's were obviously designed to catch Ie I n-
ey's Honey
'" ;
New Life Pills. Mother's Friend. the For eye.; instance: t ..- ,I I 1 I

Mexican Mustang Liniment and H I I

DeWitt's Little Early Riser Pills DOXT TOBACCO SPITor f ". ., '1:.. JI.II.. .,.
.; !f' ii.., or' ik
for liver and bowels.To smoke your life away Is True Yesterday \

read these fanciful names, the truthful startling title of a

one gets a mental picture (whether book about No-To-Bac. the -' ,. .'..,.. > >0' .&-.. O 0 0

true or not) of zealous medicine harmless, guaranteed Tobacco ;. r! w .-

men scouring the countryside for habit cure that braces up nic- ., ,. .t .. 's.
exotic berries, roots and herbs, ontinized nerves, eliminates : jZ- 1 .t'. t.. .' .... ..F'..., ".
and then concocting their mixtures nicotine poison, makes weak I !=' : 'f ;' : S'. I

in some eerie spot on the dark of men gain strength, vigor, and '.IttJ ('IHUtiltn't. : STILL TRUE TODA i
later to ---2.1 Y
the moon offering them manhood. I. .. :. : I!! I
a long-suffering public at 25 centsa : t t'Y! *_ ; _

bottle. I Quack doctors advertised aboutas .I. > .... 1\ .. '.. .'' '
I l '.' .... .. f 11'1
have to hand it to the much as the patent medicine .
But you'll 'jf lit.., L.' .. '!
( ._ ....... # I''
who wrote the ad. copy. Aft- manufacturers. In 1900 one of : iili 1'1
boys JUt .wi f t'Ql a'T\ 11.\,11 J. v p
er more than 50 years it still I I hese announced: .. Y r :.- I II III IIIII If
makes interesting reading. In fact { 11r'. Ifr3drr1 ... _..rt I. II

one ode. written in 'praise of TO THE PUBLIC I 'r-Awab. 4v .-.. -,.. a...;-- P"A'rtSfryj. '-.. --' .'- -.n II''
Bile Beans, might even be "Having decided to remain fora ...... ..- "... I
the forerunner of today's while at my home on the San- t { E n ....1 ba .. : : l. ; ;;; This !
considered S is the
; I advertised
derson road Starke. I would .
near ,i we
singing commercial. It went like to have those who are in fee- II tW 1-1 25? __;J Why is Our Store way Ii

like this: ale health of mind or body: or both ,...- -... ...... _&&... ... -. .. .. s I \ .

Ben Jones was a capital' fellow} to consult me, free of charge and A LITTLE LATER, around 1910 ads began to take on more the look The Most Popular j in The TELEGRAPH I ,I i,

But he was so confoundedly sal- they will be made acquainted with of modern day, department store displajs. In abo\e layout X. B.\\

low my Marvelous Medical Discovery Hull whose: store was a local institution for many years, featured Place in Town ?

Thai his friends all forsook him.E'en in a few minutes, not only relieves hummocks, long stockings, men's suits, and eye glasses. Styles in way back in 1914
his sweetheart she shook a patient of all pain and distress, suits hate .
hanged, but hammocks look the same now as they did almost H" ,,' t \ .'.
him. but removes the causes from the 1 45 years ago. Evidently the human torso hasn't changed muchin
made Ben loudly bel- entire system in less time than lI rcca 414'114'tr t Y i t l"U."L'
Which poor .
half u'
and I a renturj.Vhat was comfortable for it to lie in 50 years ago: _- :., *
other treatment
low. any I is still comfortable tUtia)'. Matirr rnu \" 1 .\ ink Tv Fs T
NoW Ben had a friend named without taking a single dose of I ..

medicine by the mouth into the .. .! .. '._t.... '
McQueens I ",.,t..:, ,' b. .. "Why is Our Store the
take Smith'sBile stomach.-Dr. Van Eld< -Spec-I '
to yen .
Who told him world the messages of local merchants 'Christmas in their advertising at ..., .f" 'K''' ':f .'.,:,. ... !.,' .. f' ., t.U t.
ialist and
Beans he's as rosy as any pink, famous in the Hypodermatist art of Painless Tooth I:: frequently run on page one around all. 4'1 pith your.i' "'4v r: : ":: ;, Most Popular Place in Town?"
And now the turn of the century in con- Prices in contrast with those of .'j .. ,, / I
posey Extracting and minor Surgery. I:1 trast to the practice in recent years loday. were ridiculously low. and .f ...bf" 11>>..1". ; .r.'" i .' ",. 1. .. ,.ist .
has married a woman omeans. f it that the tit t. \tt1 1 1 t!1 ;.
And Although might seem i when newspapers reserve page one competition was keen among mer- ta..t'>,hn", '" !

publishers of those days would wax I ntirely fornews.. chants for what little! trade there .. mKt. "" .pulit I i tMs Ott r ..,' -A-
fat on revenue from patent medicine I of the most noticeable dif- : '
lOne modern "
Can't you imagine} what PerryComo was. Our "price : sew=7" = : '
could do with that ore? ads. such was not the case. I terences was the lack of Christmas nothing new, for in the issueof 1 .

They didn't all resort to poetry, The smooth-talking salesmen j'promotion advertising as we knowit March 3. 1883 we find L. ;, .: s t U.M S. l The same reason that was given
would to town. load up the .
Testimonials were om come today. It isn't at all uncommonnow Witkovski, an early Stark merchant .
however. : local druggists on pills and bitters for stores to start plugging I .It 40 is still
of the most popular mediums foi advertising "S Ibs. of good s. ,. years ago today R
then talk the struggling news- : __'-- fit
the medicine man's mes ;nd Christmas merchandise as earlyas Rio Coffee for a dollar", while i I a. sI
sage across to the public. Here'; "aperman into running the medi- October, but in the old days the store at Temple's Mill (one I, I
ine ad every week for a handsome I they heard of the "do'
wilt never offering
example from a lady I mile north of town I was
a typical fee of $5 per year. Some of I and 3 of coffee for $1.00. Thisame I
a fluttering heart: your shopping early" slogans I pounds II .
hem even wanted the paper to II
"For long time I had a ter advertised Christmas goods, = establishment advertised

table pain a in my heart, which flut.1 take that out in trade! barely 1 earlier than the middle of Decem kerosene oil at 25c per gallon. i
with the medicine BECAUSE WE HAVE WHAT '
tered lite and mcessently could not I sleep.had no I wouu app.1 I''ads Sharing and the space professional cards were!ber.Iany never mentioned Boneless ham was selling for YOU WANT AT A PRICE 'Iii}I,


Ever Improving Our Service To The People Of This Area '. I I. YOU WANT TO PAY Ii!: ,

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'1 Hut how the picture has \ We are proud to be numbered among the handful of Business Firms that I

You won't find pictures of old /, /, s a changed today! :Modern 8 erSerVIce \
were operating in Starke forty and are still in business We
Stations in 'the 50. ice Stations on e'enan.d. years ago today. 'I

years ago" scenes in this IS- ii rr r r HEL ) And true t 0 its tradition: Shell l know that this would not be true if we had not dealt fairly with our friends 1\\
sue of The Telegraph ? is doing everything possibleto I

no automobiles, and consequently to bring you the best of the I' and customers and proved to them that "We Have What You Want At A II

} no service stations. best in ;;Service Station Price You Want To Pay." We are grateful for your confidence and Patronage

down through the years and are looking forward to continued pleasant

associations in the future.

// you want to see what we mean, /just visit one of our .Modern

Stations in this area and enjoy the Super Shell// Convenience,

Courtesy Cleanliness and Economy. f

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Early History Of Telegraph Tells i stiiu.11.OImrr.t.'ST. -; ....IiiM shot by someone at the bar and .called 'yunior" models. through, will double the noor spaceof I knocked out by fire.

: ; 1. u. ._ fell dead to the floor. A grand Down payment on this first the present plant and make" Regularly, about two clock

Hardships Of Printers Long Ago I JmSEltlN6.. MAClINE If.S S{Eitjjg5. ;= jury all not who tell investigation in testified the confusion vowed was they made who could,fired but) Linotype fered raise a special the was money.$500 rate and Matthews of, $5 in for orderto of-asix'ear room During for press World the in addition the War future.II of days an evenlarg'r the I each impatient phone Thursday voice starts will afternoon ringing ask. Are, and the the office an-

: the fatal shot. The killer was
{ T subscription to
I ..... the first Dixie Division, stationed at j ?"
nearby out
I Order ptau4 !I. papers
Fuly III Julr' Sod Confirmed u4b.. never brought to trial. hundred
(Continued from page one) .. ....t J applicants. The regular Camp
Blanding week-
the full "'' tutee Will)Arri ive Atom September l 1st. f n N .Y..I two,. into rate still published a j Whoever answers the phone in
'cupied scope of his talents t .. Upon moving the building a was $1 per year at that ly with Carter
.. newspaper Hodding
-- the and nerve-tense
for that purpose under the drips. 'I he announced candidate .. .. cement floor was and time. The Linotype
I as a for ,, ; I 1.1 poured a I Club was a Pulitzer Prize winner of
Some of the window I .... Dt editor\ period just before a newspaper is
panes were county superintendent of schools M luJ ""* -"J. I rebuilt cylinder press procured great success and attracted edi-
_,... the Delta Democrat-Times
Ma .. J.Mo I of to bed, "\ot but
kept in the sash with cords. I I When his candidacy failed to elicit -- e 1f P ua"t, E ae from Wallace Stova]], publisher of torial comment from papers all'over Greenville. Miss. as editor-in-chief. put replies yet

"Only one page of the paper I editorial support from The Bradford If IIoJf u.. I the Tampa Tribune. The fate of the State. 'I soon.

could be printed at a time, and I County Telegraph, Corr slrPct I.a.M"'J' the old hand press has always beena In 1932. after 40 :years as publisher i Carter came to The Telegraph As Mr. Lagergren remarked

hours were lost in back- II -J$4 s .... t.p..l 'I as the logical place to have tht> I
many (moved The Advocate to Starke' mystery. One thing is sure of The Telegraph Mr. Mat "The Telegraph has come to stay"

folding. In those days it was the I I with the obvious intent to pester 'II .-...... I..L"a. no one got a chance to use it as', thews sold the paper to his son. division paper printer. When the
practice to 'Wet down the ...r ...... 1 Mississippian, who was later to I
paper editor Matthews.The nucleus for a new, in' Eugene L. Matthews
I H....... Ltwa.t I a newspaper a graduateof XEW Al'TOSRRI'E
before printing. When this was( .... become famed as a national liter '
Advocate was originally : : III.oIooiI. Starke. It might have been brokento the Columbia University School I
not done in time for the waterto -- ary figure opened Gene Matthews' Two new automobiles arrived in
located in the .,, I pieces with an axe.Lagergren of Journalism. In announcing
| building now occupied -I Y. / I
diffuse itself through every NaYYww,-. XI* I I ','transfer of the paper the elder I bid on the work he took one look Starke Saturday, one of them be-
relates that
by The Telegraph. Not .. .' .' t. 'Ii_". J IL once be- I and said "You'd better add
sheet, some sheets were too wet i ij ing bought by Dr. A. H. Freeman
,.. Matthews wrote: $101
fore the ]
long after, however, Corr decided cement floor replaced the:[ ; .
for the ink to stick ana the print t x.; 'i a sr,... J. t "The I !week to this. Matthews did and the other by Dr. J C Wills,
I Ito change his base of operations .wr ........ tYt" ancient wooden one a tramp j deep regret that would'I got the job of printing the
dim. The readers then believed G C. Co
was through Lmngts &
rTtfk Drinter, i ordinarily feel at making announcement 10.000 I ;
Monticello Y.w.r wooden I
I Ito and unloaded The VC having a leg was
... tabloid-size until
their eyesight was failing. a papers They are Brush runabouts of 12
Advocate) hired. His artifical. of my retirement from iI j
on young Texas R 1 r..y.... appendage I
. "The Telegraph used 'patentinsides' I .. vision moved I horsepower each and supplied with
(''' broke the old floor and activity in the newspaper field
Hodges of Cedar Key. who had .. _1' through I isj I II
furnished readyprintedby attended school in Starke as a ... 11......" ,t.t Je6II stuck fast, and the poor man had I mellowed by the circumstance that i, "It was quite a job for the old I tops June 3. 1910.
a syndicate in Atlanta. This ..... I flat bed press," the present Tele-
boy. Hodges had previously I\" 1Iooi to be unstrapped from it before it [my paper is passing into the hands j:
was kept a profound secret, for it y ; i...Nrry.r... YKr .. !'of monl" son. whose character graph publisher recalls. "It used GOOD POTATO YIELD
bought and published the paper I i I I could be pulled up. He swore he ] I'
was claimed that the entire paper _. .... land morals and intellectual training I to take about all week to get
that Corr had started at Cedar 11tf TT :.. ..I 'vould sue for damages but. having
at home. The insides I ,those 10.000 off. but Carter I J. H. Moore of Lawte\ i IS among
was printed copies
Key, and the persuasive minister r2 : i* : been given enough money to buya I qualify him, I believe, to become .
of course, were well printed I g .. was a nice guy to work with. He the Bradford County till< k growers
had no difficulty in selling him on ... .... .... pint of bootleg whiskey, he left a worthy member of the! I who made n-Ui ot Irish
I had in his divis- a good >
while the home a crack
production was I Florida pressman
.the idea of coming into the "largeifield" 11:& town and let it go at that. newspaper fraternity"With I II
just the reverse. Some readers : 11 t ion and used to send him in to help potatoes this spring Mr; Moore
I at Starke. a. ,.. By this time the "medieval the growth of Starke The
I the I measured carefully: the \ u-\Ul from
were.sorely puzzled over this mat- : .'tI us get run off at night.
ter difference in and the I The new Advocate owner moved << .. ...._ \!'J period" of The Telegraph had.Telegraph has continued to expand I one acre and found that )in had
of After 75
print : id u .... :.,a"J .pretty well passed. Certainly, the until today circulation has passed! years of continuous I
could it upstairs over Hackett's bank xnat ,1"1. I I' 55 barrels 46 barrels o> which
conclusion s l
only logical they Jollaf" ws. publication The Telegraph. in the
flit I the 2.200 mark, far from
(the building now by Ii @f M 7 Y kAxyc It" modern age can be said to have a cry I first class shipping "p t hues
occupied ; Id were
bJy (
arrive at was that the printers i s. I : words of Mr. Lagergren, ". is
.. the days of the old I I
111 dJ d"w :.>,: 'I : aip arrived when the installed; footpoweredpress I'
Wall I paper
must be drunk half of the time. Insurance Agency) and ambitiously I i !0 Ii t F iltiirtr.a : .= so solid and mature an institution, June 3. 1910.
that had
undertook to publish : tarEa It1N gr4kitdettamt; Ui .... I f. Linotype machine in 1912, thus a capacity of 60 I II r
"Some time later a paper cutter ... ... I i I'till its clientele believe it to be a
hour the
twice week. "'r .ending forever the time-consuming copies per provided I t
a .
was added, causing the senior I 't .. "N. I foot held out. I sort of rock of It has never I
,r:: '!' job of setting body type by hand. operator's ages :.
printer to shed tears of joy. In I After a couple of years in Starke I
;This! was the first Model 8 machine, Expansion of business and the I missed an issue, although there II .
those days poster paper did not Hodges disposed of The Advocateand I I
:till published toda\' town Jeff Jones then servIng as ,i[sold in Florida: and was among I j addition of new equipment has have been times when the forms II
had bought a interest in the : I _
come already cut to size, but part I
With the moving .i 1 The Advocate ;special pohc'eman. walked into the jthe: first "standard" Linotypes installed taxed the old building to capacity would have to be carried out of
to be cut at home by main strengthand Jacksonville Call, a weekly that II I
I short 1\' after the turn 01 the bar one night while a drinking in a Florida weekly plant. in spite of two enlargements. I town to another shop for actual I COPY
awkwardness. If large batches soon went into daily competitionwith I I' >Jesx 4
has, re party was in In the I The few weeklies that Plans under breakdown.
'ienUiiThe Telegraph I progress. ,[ had ma- I are now way for further I printing due to a press
the Florida Times-Union. I
the of
were required pile paper Riaigcd unchallenged in its field. argument that tallowed. Jones was l chines at this time used the so- expansion which, if carried 1 lor while the plant was temporarily
was laid on the floor, .an iron I After this venture he returned to! I
.. ., The advent of modern typsetting _.
chase was-- placed upon u, one: siue-' Coda r Ke y t o e nt er th a y.a c t ice; ---- -_ --"
prl'sses' - -
machines and high speed
serving as a straight-edge; the of law, and later served many -----
thousands of dollars madeit
'devil' was told to stand on the vears as Shell Fish Commissionerfor

chase to hold things down, while the State of Flol da. i no longer possible for a man
like P. W. Corr to move into town 1 !
the senior, by means of an old The Advocate then passed into
I and set shop with, as Mr. I
butcher knife held in both hands, t the hands of Avery Powell and Lagergren up described it: ". a We Used To Sell Horses :

worried the sheets asunder, muttering Fenton Prewitt. Powell, a Starke I shotbag full of type, a crackei' .
anathema the while. Cards lad had worked on the Telegranh I

were cut one at a time on a primi- at one time, later going to the old i(box full of defunct patent medicine I : I II'

tive card cutter. Lake Butler Star as editor, and: electrotypes and a tomato ,

"Much ingenuity was shown finally joined the Times-Union. I can full of ink. I Ii i I ,j jI'I
Of one of these shoe strirfg '
when certain type letters gave out. For many years he was its widely, '
I. said: "Howhe '
operators Lagergren
Oilier letters, turned upside down, quoted editorial page "paragrapher" I' ,'I'

managed to live, nobody could ........ '" 'I
cruld be used A 'F could be made Prewitt later became editorof e.i-, \:..
understand. Lydia Pinkham.
bv cutting the curlicue off an 'R'. the Plant City Courier. : .
whose picture he printed weekly 1 I
an 'F' would similarly be made' After the brief reign of Powell: ; 11,1,
on all four pages, wouldn't even I '::1
from an 'E' and so on. Or the and Prewitt, Rev. Corr repossessedthe 4 : 1
send him a box of pills. "
same letter but from a larger paper and another young printer. t "'i 1 "
Under the editorship of MatthewsThe j jt ,lit' )
size, could be worn down on a George M. Goolsby, took over list j ;,/ I II
Telegraph subscription ::
brickbat and made to fill the bill." as editor. It was the same old :
I grew and in 1905 it became evident .
About this time, the second of tory of n't enough business for
I that a new and faster press wouldi
The Telegraph's "esteemed contemporaries" two newspapers and Goolsby had be However, Then it was Iii!
and competitors made a rough time as competitor for i have to purchased. Jones I When you Want a Mine Horse
I the second floor of the .
its bow in Starke. Its publisher the older, well established Tele- I a.
building was deemed no place to :: Buggy or Wagon a Set ol Harness ,
t ; :;
was the Rev. p.V.. Cotr, a Bap- graph. Since his own shoo kept I ;
and the
put a heavy cylinder press
tist minister, who had a yen for him busy for only a few days of =1 ,i,1;,
editor began looking about come t to set us.
publishing a weekly newspaper in the week he would come over and i for young a new location. 2!\ Model I T'sWe i':.

every town he moved to. H> had work for The Telegraph duringhis :i.
It was about this time that \\f Jvu ia cu Ito(< 49J te Illif
previously pastored-and-published spare time. I
in Gainesville Cedar Key, and : saloons were voted out of Starke 14, ewbm' ,be kl\"l ,dtrl

other Florida towns. So widely Goolsby saw he faced a losinfight land J. D. Crabb, a saloon keeper ::, the Io.crr1W' fill!
and wanted to move Th
known he for his left town la disgust Matthews --l (1"1
was shoestring ''I
Advocate further South, but Corr from ,,"'k' .4. :' .
the vacated building (
( bought Av't, s.
that Gainesville
operations a fMi II.Ai ,.
opposed this since he wished -
publisher once warned the office the Dr. Gaskins estate for $800 I k "
the to stay in Starke and 1 1'1
devil to pick up sine scattered worry the Telegraph. At length. and moved his newspaper plant / J. W. Andrews & Son ,:,,1'

pieces of type from the floor be- into its new home, the site that it
however ,
Goolsby obtained Corr'sconsent
fore it got swept out. "P. W. till occupies today. t:: =___ Inll,
to move and told Matthewsthat I 0 ,.
Corr might find it and start an he would take The Advocateout The old brick building has hada .'

opposition: newspaper," he de- of town if the Telegraph stormy history for it was here, ,I .
the exact spot where
clared. I editor would pay for the moving on to-j Reproduction of our ad in 1915 ,from the
the Model 14 Linotype
Corr finally came to Hampton I Matthews, of course was delighted
where he day, that one of the brutal murders Bradford County Telegraph ,
followed his established |with this deal and gave Goolsby I

pattern and started The Florida j| $25 to pay the cost of shippingthe of Starke's early days took place. .I II

Advocate. Deciding that neither meagre equipment to Wauchua! While Crabb's saloon was still I I I'il II

the pulpit nor the pressroom oc- I where The Florida Advocate is in operation a young man of the I n aI I

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Yes We Have No Wickless And Today V.Vre Still Selling i. ,

Oilstoves, Today !r I Ford "1:1:.1 I

,I II I The Finest Car For The Money : .T- : t '!,

No 'Soot On The U. S. I
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o Your Pans ;0
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+ Wrtua. the ran. j
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Wlckscliiutf <,1"" are glad to be numbered among !;:: \

I-1n: :cOil ,

Sto the firms that have been in business in II!:;
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... ,,' .. ... t Starke for 30 We feel :
years or more. 1:1 1:1our
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j aoa._ ... long business life is proof that we I'':

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.r-! have given service and satisfaction ... I li:1i li:1iI !:'

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Reproduction of an old Standard Oil Advertisementappearing two of the principles I upon which every [;Ii I!:

in the Bradford County Telegraphon "I.
June 1. 1900 : -- successful business must be founded. W:':

i:;': The styles in transportation have 1,;.

:. Wickless Oil Stoves probably went out with Peg Top Pants ",::1,''I''I'e':',' changed but the high standards onwhich :::I' !

and High Button Shoes --- but the important thing to remember P I"I .

is that Standard Oil was a well known and well ad- .:;': .: i :
... in 1900. No business the I 1"' '
vertised name even can serve 'I still the
are same.
;,1 I, ; i- --i f.}, ; "I" years ago i.1;
than half unless it is producing .. .-' ,' ,' '., .. ,.
for 1 !
century a ; ,
public a < '
more .. ,
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quality product at a competitive price. Throughout all the i ,I. II if :'P I .

Oil has been in business it has done 'I I!
I years that Standard just I I'I' i I;::

,'; that and we are proud of the fact that the public has recognized 1"I

t this and has rewarded us with its confidence and pat- I i Iii;; I

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BAPTIZED(July 11,MONDAY 1913)) YOU 1I 1

Monday afternoon at 2:30 Her- .1H i

sey Mitchell, the condemned pris- On a hot midsummer day _

cner, was baptized at the county Bradford County took place I I

jail. Six colored Baptist preachers ing an account of the '
were present, Revs. Joe Hank- phasized the fact that this I,

crson, S. 'B. Hankerson, Willie C. take place in the county-. ;

Brown L. B. Butler J. C. Clark, back in the days when ) t

and W. H. Bartley. An aunt of 1 through the land.Whoever I
the prisoner, Josephine Osteen, '' I II I

was also present. A tub used for ,' wrote the 1 ..C.a

baptizing in one of the colored Mitchell 1 and his la..tf'(>k.. i
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churches had been placed inside a "b)' line", but he got ) I

the cage. I today. His graphic '!' '"

The scene enacted in that gloomy which he wove his story, : i

place was very impressive, not to1!; of actually! hating been there : ef
The standing I I tip,
say weird. prisoner a noose,
Jn his white robe abput to undergothe I '

ritual which, according to his What kind of a day was N,!

faith, was necessary for his sal- July afternoon in 1913, and ( ,

vation, surrounded by his black'' here) YOU WERE: TIIERK!:! I

brothers, who, with tears in their !

eyes. chanted and sang religious I' t i .
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consolation to him who had onlY ; ,
working of the bolt trap ', i.
a few more days left on earth. His been repeatedly tried to make
disconsolate aunt. who stood out off without '
execution come
ride the cage accentuated the hitch. r
weirdness with! her frantic
During the erection of the I .
I screams. The clanking: of the '
ture. Wednesday and
locking machinery and the acous I
Mitchell had company with I I
tic properties of the building,
all the time whose talking
which gave the human voice a
hollow tone, and the coffin-like singing prevented the ) :
all sound of the hammering I ,', ,>
baptismal fount on the floor I
reaching his ears. I
tended to give the scene a sem II I
rites As will be seen from the : ( ) shaded the scaffold when
those mystic
blance of one of I II
performed in the cloisters duringthe the execution will be public. : i trap as the first victim of a
ting the criminal to death is I I II : gruesome scene on that hot
middle ages.
The baptism was performed bv a part of the intent of an I i I by Hoover Bros. Studio.

Rev. Brown and he afterward tion. The other object is to I are (left to right) Sheriff

prayed in a most fervent and elo spire fear in the hearts of : and suspenders), Sheriff

quent manner. The prisoner seem ing law breakers and cause jailor; Mitchell, with

ed calm and resigned after the to think twice before they I Negro preachers, and Con-

rites were over. !human life.Ip.lmoS1SG. I is on stand, but partially

Mitchell is daily visited by( I I I[
preachers of his race and their BOARD
songs and prayers and cheering TO COMMUTE: SENTENCE : I i iI

words make his existence en- I : Must Go'
(July 18, 1913)) {
durable. Jailer W W. Baisden ', I I
By far the largest number I' I
has never refused to let the spiri- ;
people that ever congregated !
tual callers in or out. althoughthis :I
Starke here last Friday
causes him considerable trouble |
witness the execution of
and anv reasonable request :
Mitchell, but they were
from Mitchell has been cheerfully :
complied with.Gallows. ed, for: the night before I II I
Denmark had received a [
In Readiness
The gallows on which Mitchell from Governor Trammell :
him to delay the I
will expiate his crime is locatedin manding
the yard of the jail close to the tion for a week. This order I : :
the request of A. :
south side of the building and a caused by :

few steps from Sanderson street. Crews Esq., Mitchell's towel"r: :,
wished to have the case !
who :
The platform is 10x10 feet, ten ,
.' before the pardoning
feet above the ground, surrounded sented : ;[ 1
which was to meet on July 15, .
bv a railing and accessible by a ,, j 1
I view to having the death
ja :
flight of steps The cross-beam Ii :
I communted to
from which the noose depends is tence :
life. The crowds viewed : j'
for .1
eieht feet above the platform. The made for the ,
fall will be eight feet which will j a
tion and took in the other :
Rive a clearance space of the executed | V _
had to offer until time !
the city
man's feet above the I I '
The crowds '
ground of nearly two feet. Tho return home. I I :1
as orderly as could possibly be I
trap is 5x5 feet. The space below j
disturbance of :
the platform is enclosed by a no any I
tight board fence. The condemnedman was reported.The i ; along Call Street 50 years

will face Sanderson street glad tidings of a r : : I i plenty to worry about and
I '
before the fatal drop. were told Mitchell by Deputy 'I I i seriously. Pictured above are

The structure for the executionwas W. Baisden who is also the I Street earning aloft a ban-

planned by H. B. Weest and I early Friday morning, and :'I : GO." (P.S. They went.)

the building superintended by him prisoner could hardly contain I I I 1885.

The strength of the rope and tho ,self for joy Mr. Baisden I I'I


I i
I, Three Colored Sport
I Into Considerable Trouble

+ j i
right lively little row occur-
+ kx. Saturday night in the vicinity
G. Alvarez's gin house
'I in
9AkfL1 !LI L I, i, J. S. Swacard and Aleck

John (Dunce) Mack, all color-
I.' j
I 1 were the principals.
I I it seems had gained

I inside track on Dunce Mack
I, little affair of the heart and

r 's usual methods of courtship

i, i iI to bring favor in his suit,

I determined to lay Swackard
1a i : for repairs while he passed
; under the smiles of the
I II[' at the bottom of the case.

g' summoned his brother. Aleck,
the work well done. They

1 t : in the shadow of the gin

;: i until Swackard came along

: i his way home and then Dunce

j right on him with the in-

:i I I" of making a good but short

of the work in hand. Swackard,

': i proved himself equal to

; i emergency striking out right

; | left in defense, and the fight

I ; to an end with the comba-
j : ; only slightly bruised.

I j I Bennett then had his
IN THE GOOD OUt DAYS they didn't (I [I I I All three parties were ar-

They made their own. One of the best :i! and on Monday morning

the turn of the century was The \ (' i I arrainged before his honor
Von Kirn who fined them
(I to r) Mr. Melcher, director; Avery I '
I to the law made ana
row (I to r) Tate Powell Sr., Harry ( :
i j for such cases. (May 7,
Andy Steinachre. Blair Powell Felix \\ !
was the band about which an early I I i I

musical appreciation, wrote: "People I containing a referendum clause

quiet in town of night. The band for a ratification of the

down to rest with no fear of being { I by a vote of the people.

the band In its struggle over the ;: j II decision was communicated

is billing a yearling somewhere out of (I The heat in the enclosure was" the divisiomsta who were

:I.stifling and the physicians' own |and meekness. I pray God that line equally dividing the territory represented here by committee,
1 :{I this may prove a lesson to some whereupon J. W. Townsend and
pulses beat so hard that it was they would then introduce and ask

t difficult for them to tell whether,I (Continued on page two) !the legislature to pass a division (Continued on page two)


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PAGE TWO-Section Three .
Bradford Telegraph where like the hordes of Ghengis'i'J shows we cannot well do without ----- I Iu

STARKE, FLORIDA i:Kahn.People who believe in transmigration -Ii'and this they complaint have come is a serious to stay matter., hence Starke School Students Present 'Little Red Riding Hood' II I County Will Not f f

think the bugs are the The splendid presentations of the I

Published every week since 1879 i I souls of philosophers of past ages \I II past have given place, mostly. to : I i

and entered as second class matter I come to seek for light, and the cheap and often stupid comediesand 1' 'q- ._ ... Divided ,

in the Post Office at Starke under I bug seeks the light more assidUously -\ dramas. And worse than that. '' +. a r 2I I

the Act of March S, 18:9. than Diogenes ever soughtfor the morality of some of the pre- '!' 'tL # Y i

an honest man. Like learned 'sentations are very questionable, (Continued from page one) 1

DITORIAL OPINION men he is very absentminded and unfit for the children to see and : I
Dr J E Maines of Lake Butler
OVER TilE YEARS butts against hard substances, nauseous to grown up people. Yet 4 A 2
: said that they were instructed to t
which causes him to fall to the at the conclusion of such a piece I : :, .
accept no measure I
:ground to rise no more. we are astonished to see the
\\E DOXT WANT WEAKLINGS and that if the legislators would
announcement "Passed
I This latter circumstance is of by the I

A town on the St. Johns River great economic value to our citi- board of censorship." Where does not secure the passage of a bill i

board of this board hang up? At Coney making the division absolute without '
has a new-awakened zens. Hundreds of bugs are seen I
a referendum clause it was
trade, who has made resolutionsto scurrying to and fro under the Island? J t
to the fur-
the effect that post cards and arc lights, watched by a number I Then, again, we get tired of see- : 'hoi pursue subject !

pictures of dead rattlesnakes and of toads, which pounce upon those ing the same faces in successive 't 1 I
families reels playing different roles. The The Bradford legislators being I
tame alligators keep many that come within their reach. The !

from coming to Florida and asks "toads and the bugs level off the''picture shows, if improved will f-ai-it' to agree upon anything but

that dealers in such cards sell no streets under the lights and make educate as well as interest and b.l:1 with a referendum clause

more, at least not after their pres- traveling easy. Early in the i;,the Chesterfieldean manners 01 nt' whole matter was brought to

ent stock is exhausted. This is a morning the chickens come out ,the actors cannot help having A t .-. irmipt ending without further

on Don good effect on audiences. Therefore x "-.illation of details. Howw
20th century parody to eat the bugs. This causes the -

Quixote and the wind mills. hens to lay heavily, and the fact let the picture companies -; the advocates of county di"In -

In the same column of the I'I that eggs are so cheap and plentiful ,improve their wares, the board of : yea -v .,." are not discouraged. They

paper which publishes the resolu- in Starke may, in a great censorship. recognized and the :. t_ ,i i not! look upon this as a final

tion is an item telling how a fox I measure, be ascribed to the egg- theatre managers see that all 'l'ttlement of the question, but

strolled into the town right up to producing ingredients contained ,their reels were not staged by \'. II.VT XO UOLVKS? The meiely as a postponement of it.
and a consta- the bugs. If "anxious sub- the same company. (1913)) i-ountrjsidt--! literally overrun with (Grandmother Red Riding: 'Those: who believe that the creation -
of police i ,
chief nods
the I Iin I and Brave Huntsmen when the Starke
although it was Sunday i seriber" is a poultry raiser we ad- staged its spring festival some .>((1) y'ar. ago of a new county is the only
ble and ROUTE FOR :SHIP;o CANAL? hut where, oh where were the big had uol\es Front row ((1 I to Bill I'
the officers procured some vise him to have an arc light installed rl) : Moitt, Hildabelle ( hare Bill [solution of the vexatious court-

night, and chased the "varint" < in his chicken yard. (1911)) trin fdl(11Que..ni{ Milley, Albert Reinoehl, (girl unidentified), Roger \\vllSusie Darby, Oscar I house contention will continue to
bounds Much has been said and writtenin .
fox I Alvarez, DeaVeeks' Katie Heiherger, IVmrll, Louise i .
death. Of course, Charley Floreus, Joseph .Mattox.: Back row advocate county di\ ;ion.r'
to the the last few to create
m will core XEW "I.I R.\\" years Grandmothers (I to r) : Ixirena Bennett, Georgia Driggers, Klsie Rrinoehl, Garnto
the board of trade sayfie' I ore sentiment in favor of a ship canalacross Ruby Freddie Wain- C
not to I right, Eva Powell. Carrie "glow. GIRLS IN: SHEETS:
and ask the editor that The Telegraph force had long : the peninsula of Florida. .

publish any more items that !desired a reference library to'It is reasonably certain that a The young folks of the M.E.

might; give the impression ',enable them to get names and ,survey of the Starke route would -- I Church propose to give a "sheet
If writing such letter !
their city is wild .and wooly. !'I and to spell correctly result in a favorable report be- NEW RIVER FEUDS a against oUt place I would have kept it quiet. |any time simply by walking down and pillow case" part next Friday -
i beautiful
dates right
his consent, then urn and healthy little New I only told the truth but it is the the I
the editor gave "consensus. The only 'cause the deep rut on South Wal- SAMPSOX : hill to the flat below; when night. The ladies will be
the word I
asked to ( River? You have damaged us al- :truth that hurts.
he would furthermore be a dictionary nut street ooaid be used without Now, humbly confess ,we get tired of it we .climb up the {wrapped in sheets and sold to the
at was "New
of chill book York Dude", don't most as bad as you did Sampsonwith that do not
exclude all advertisements the ruins of Pompeiiby :further deepening or widening as think we : get guano by {hill again. Ifeve Sampsonites any highest bidder. The lucky purchaser -
j:brought from you you have acted just a your very sarcastic praise in I,the car load but then i
roach i our jhill
cures fly screens, traveler in Italy and gives 1 part of the canal. The aforesaid j lttle hasty in thus { groves to climb when they are tiredOf I will also pay for the lunch

electric fans, also obituaries and a souvenir to the late Col. W. 'washout is deep enough and wide I I jealousy get the letting your the latter's behalf. If I had known '; don't need any. The scenery ': the flats? Letter from: New I J that he 'must treat his lady to.
as a better
rows of accidents, murders, and W. Moore. It had been used ad a I
Besses, so that no impressions "devil" " that .stool cushion by every '
r"ght; be formed by outsiders I that had been in the off ce and :ship canal this rut would save
"iif II
not ------
1* town and country were ,,the first and last parts were worn I the federal government the vast )
perfect Utopias. |away. >:''expense of excavating and save I 11\-----\ III IIII
instead of re- cost of'
Boards of trade, :I!1 The office is now equipped with 1 the city government the

Folving a lot of tommyrot and Die- ,:filling it up. ((19121) :!
I'nine volumes of the Century I
picture -
assuming a censorship over 1
tionary that gives the history of j I
dealers and newspapers should I' to TELEVISION
celebrity from
attention to real estate every 1890
turn their Peter the Hermit, and then on toI First Legal Style

dealers. They should see that"ey I i the editor of the Bingville Bugle. I j

\ hold out no false
promises'l The volumes are none of ,the j
Fell no land of
charge no exhorbitant prices, ands 'raw half-baked kind. They have I Hanging InBradford

I''been through a fire. They were Ii |
rental houses
'=ee that enough are j I
I first I i i
built to accommodate newcomers roasted, then basted with Ij

!':water, then baked and at last j:
until they have had time to look ]I CountyContinued ,I.ii I.
that merchants and kiln dried. The volumes stuck i
around. Also
together so that they had to be ii !!
hotel men do not frighten newcomers I Poor Grandma
separated by means of a shingle ,
away by exorbitant prices.By j ( from page one) .
looking into these matters j I driven between them with a hat- I I ,''Ii

chet. The charred. mother's son or daughter by : :
edges were
ttof'V can really do some good. i ::Ii
but what of the smut could not showing to him or her that the :
(1913) | I I'I Her idea of
, I a gay evening was looking at views
is death and that
j he trimmed away with a paper i wages of sin
FLIRTING IX CHURCH 'I cutter was gotten rid of by dripping -I|the way of the transgressor i>.

the books on the floor and j hard and will sooner or later bring J / > of Niagara Falls through some special glasses

Editor Russell of the Palatka :then scrubbing them with a stiff ,them to grief. I was brought min >

News, in his best sentimentalvein brush. I the faith and was kept in Sunday -

throws the following sweet i Those who are uncertain on school until I was quite H illl'' that gave the picture a third dimensional effect.

morsel to the young people: I any subject are invited to consult large boy and then I started drinking I''

Some time ago the Methodistministers' library. Especially do invite I whiskey and living a life of
lour How different from the home that
the result of n\\ evenings
meeting in Chicago discussed -t Marshals Austin and Burnsed ,sin and this is \
'l I
the subject of flirting in !!to do so. We found the word ,departing from the narrow ws\ Ih h

church. At the time we clipped I"jugbitten" which is also assigned "I pray God that he will OP g are enjoyed by our families of today! Through

the newspaper account of the i to mean "cupshaken potshot, with the jailer and his wife fm '
meeting, being impressed with the I II
.drunk. When a man has enjoyed j hi
have shown mE'and
the kindness they
remarks of Rev. M. B. Williams, I the hospitality of the calaboose and them ,, the miracle of Television the modern family
will guide protect
ran of the '
pastors, who was quotedas overnight and is taken up before I '
follows: j from all harm and at last buns
(, Mayor Hoover, the answer to the 'I'!
better world i enjoy in real live entertainment right
"There is no reason why young Mayor's question. "What is the them safe into a ; ,, can tops ,

persons should not cultivate each ':charge against this man?" is in- 'Also upon all officers that have ,I'I'I.t' '

f'her's acquaintance from behind variWv, "He was diunk, your ,been connected with done this their case dUI\III i : in their own living room. Is it any wonder that
h'-mn books. We are glad to have honor." According to our books'"cupshaken" 'they only I .
I and may the Lord be a leader unti. ,
them come to church
any pre- I is the first and"drunk"

text. Flirting is as good an excuse -j the last stage of inebrie- '!'them and show them the wav that :i we feel sorry for Grandma and her views of
would have them do is m' $1,
as any. That is how I first ,ty. and the marshals should bei I "II !
became interested in the church. '[careful prayer. The devil got me into Ii" -
to use the
proper the Lord has removed all Falls
this but Niagara ?
expectation of seeing a young when stating the offense.I I
stains and made a true Christian i I '
woman home has brought manya OH
boy to church for the first time. I I of me and unto His keeping! T j i 1111

give my soul), and I feel satisfied ,
Amid the lovemaking there is a LIFE WITHOUT A NEWSPAPER ; !.
that I will inherit the kingdom of j
chance for the to stealIn. I

." message I Once upon a time a certain the living God." GET READY FOR THE BIG FALL AND WINTER PROGRAMS WITH A NEW

Rev. Williams is right. The man got mad at the editor and I Mitt'hell's Crime

kind of flirting that goes on at !'stopped: his paper. The next week The crime for which Mitchell

church I jhe sold his corn at four cents be- paid the death penalty was the
is perfectly harmless.
low the market price. Then hisI killing of Arnold Brymer. a well .
of who
Many us are married found LARGE SCREEN TELEVISION SET
our sweethearts and wives at 'property was sold for taxes because known negro of this section earlyin

sheriff's : The murder was!
church. Under what better surroundings -I, he didn't read the the spring.

could a future wife or sales. He was arrested and fined committed at the home of Hattie

husband be found? I$8.00 for going hunting on Sunday ;,Williams in Lincoln City one of

!simply because he didn't know it ,Starke's colored suburbs. The
You knew just where she sat .
was Sunday; and he paid $360 for ;testimony at the trial showed '
the very spot in the pew. How ( I
your errant eyes wandered in that |a lot of forged notes that had been I that Bryroer was sitting at a PRICES BEGIN AS LOW AS

'advertised two weeks and the table going over some tax re-
direction! And when her eyes I II
i public cautioned not to negotiate ceipts with the Williams woman

sometimes timidly sought yours 'them. He then paid a big Irishman :and that Mitchell walked nn to hi*
you didn't need to hear the
with a foot like a forge- ,back and stabbed hm in the heqrl $159.95And
preacher talk of heaven. You
hammer, to kick him all the way ,with a big knife. The knife bladepenetrated
were aheady there. And with a
to the newspaper office, where he Br 'Iner's brain and he
courage that erstwhile takes, men
to the cannon's mouth, when the paid four years' subscription in died soon!' afterward. we will give you a Liberdl ;
.advance and made the editor sign i I Mitchell was detained bv others
evening services were concluded

vou asked for the first time if an agreement to knock him down present at the time and in a few TRADE ON YOUR OLD SET.
1 and rah him if he ever ordered his i
YOu might "see her home. And minutes officers reached the scene
paper dropped again. Such is life
when you got further along, what I took him into custody. He
| .
without a newspaper. ((1S33))
messages wrote in the !
you hymnbooks term of
tried at
as you sat by her side! I of Let Us Convert
SELF ACTING SOFA the court and was convicted
If the
ministers could confine
all the flirting to the church it :I A self-acting sofa just big murder in the first degree.

would be a good thing for the i enough for two has been invented. I Funeral SaturdayThe YOURIt

young people who attend. It is If properly wound up it will begin funeral over Mitchell's body .1 a
better practiced there and with .to ring a warning bell just before was held Saturday and the interment for U.H.F. t i. -- -- :

!..<"> danger, than anywhere else. 10 o'clock. At one minute after I I was in a private burying j-

C1905) 'ten it comes apart and while one ground near his father's home.A ,

,half carries the daughter of the foolish rumor about him being: -,. Y

THE ELFXTTIUC BUG ;house: upstairs the other half kicks alive several hours after the execution ..
the young man out of doors. has gained currence. We the oldest establishment .1 .
"Anxious Subscriber" asks us no real founda- ore in ij'/9
These new sofas come high butit there is of course
to tell him something about the While the
is that a tion for the report.
great many
eiectnc bug. There being no timeto I i'I hauled home on" Starke for T.V. -
coffin was being
refer the matter to a regular parents in Starke will recognize thoughthe
the warn
i on
of the men
entomologist we will do the best them as necessities and place heard noises issuing; from it SALES and SERVICETelevision

we can. orders at once. (1S91)( ) was natural
I which, by the wav.
The bug grows to a length of the bodv was still
pnmiah.!: as ,
2 1-2 inches, is flat, has six feet, PROUD RAIFORDITEvS j i I'limber and the road mush! and I I I I

wings and a hard shell. It's ha- would be ant.
The people of Raiford are very :, the hand and feet
bitat is the bottom: of ponds. Be- ( wasron
proud of their progressive town i..in iolting in a springier!
fore the advent of electric lightshe I the coffin wall?: .
and believe there is no other like to knock against
was never seen except by those I Th belief'
it. This is proved by the following I|I;and produce a noise.
who dug up mulch for compost, alivo
'pisode related to us: "A young that its inmate was
and they were afraid of him and lady of that town was riding inJ J lor.rp paining ground among ima riinative I II
called him "grampus", "mule- ,
the country and saw what she!! and excited and superstitious CHAS. C
kiUer", etc. The bug seems to darkies it was small wowta I SHEPHERD
hought was a tombstone near the i II
he born full grown and lives upon onenifsr tha coffin )
road. It bore this legend: "1 y I that thev. uoon I
nothing. The latter statement is from Raiford. The lady' should think that thev detected ;
home out by the fact that he is young
'oi The Teleeranh heard I
eclaimed "I'm from Raiford Tis of life. I
always still when in his
perfectly day but oaid:
this tale the same
how simple, how sufficient: '
native element, and when seen (1910)) ;"0 attention to it. and no mention I -- Radio Seat Covers
-- Upholstery
around the electric he
lights is
I f"f it should have: been made. had j't j
too busy to eat. '
THOSE MOVING PICTURES not been that an enterprising j .
Before the lights were established Starke correspondent to the Tirn >sTTnon PHONE 239 STARKE
here he was scarcer than angels' There is a complaint all over ; ; of the 23rd inst. flvgtov I _

v'sits. Now his name is legion the land that moving picture after the al'eeed' event = I

and he seems to come from no- shows are deteriorating. These __
made a sensational story of it. r

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I A number of Starke's talented !,

twice a month a coupleof ,young musicians have decided not j A Most :Successful Term Closed! Tail of Helley's Comet The other afternoon as the following important real

barrels of gophers arrive here :to hide their light under a bushel i! Withppropriate Exercises x Failed to Get In A (litHalley's Wannee branch train reached estate deals have been consummated -

from Bell, on the Wanee branch, any }longer and have formed a i I Starke. Conductor Duff sent I within the last few days
The term of 1S9S-99 of the \V.-n.! comet has paid
for trans-shipment to Pensacola.The musical organization known as j word to Marshal Austin to come and show the confidence of far- '1
School ''t.s much advertised visit to the I
Bradford County High
land around Bell is underlaid the Starke Orchestra. Following I and arrest a colored passenger sighted men in Starke property: I
4ith and. as an old farmer -
closed afternoon, June 2d expressed
with phosphate and overlaid with are the names of the members, II Friday :who was creating a disturbanceon Last Saturday Senator E. E. I
of the 9 o 3Ar himself Thursday morning, .
The term has been one most
gophers. When a man there sellsa grouped according to the instruments the train.A Canova of Sanderson bought from !
successful in the history of the done its durndest. A part of !
tract of land to a phosphate they play: school. he white population and almost stop was made at Call street Dr. A. H. Freeman the block

he reserves "gopher Cornet Cosmo Alvarez Bruce \ and Mr. Austin who had bounded
company : The baccalaureate sermon was I it',' ,irf the colored had great fearsII just received by ninth street on the

privileges" until the land shall be Davis, Edwin Freeman. I Rev. Steinmev.-i ai ''f'yI ;ne result of the comet's con-'I I his natty new uniform, entered south Tenth street on the north, '

worked and land having no phos- Violin Sinclair Peek, Henry i preached the Methodist by Church Sunday 'at'with the earth Wednesday 'I and nabbed the darky. Thisjwas Oak street on the east. and Wal-

phate beneath it is valued accord- j i Freeman, Ellery Davis, Miss Lucile I II in the of large night For the last' two weeks j'I seen by Mayor Hoover, who I nut street on the west. This is avery
night a
ing to the number of barrels of Freeman. I presence saw the marshal in his blue and desirable
hare piece of
i nut 'h-going and prayers property
gophers per acre it can produce in I congregation. brass for the first time and did
Piano Miss Ruth Wainwright. Monday evening the graduating been :hi order of the day among containing a spacious dwelling i
a year. The Bell people grow fat I I not recognize him. and our
mayor. house and
skin fruit trees. and i
the colored people. Of games, many
Violincello Charles Marks. church
exercises at were largely
selling gophers and the Pensa- t -- i not liking for "foreigners" to make there is
moonshine drinking and ample room for a store I
oolans wax exceedingly fat eating Director Cosmo Alvarez. j attended by the well wishers ot I- "ightmg. arrests in his territory, inquired
of the running away from debts there building. too, if Mr. Canova should !
them, and so far no one is hurt. The orchestra made its first I the school and friends have been none, and the officers where the strange policeman hailed i decide to enter the mercantile j
But to the Southern Express public appearance at the 'popular young graduates.Perse Gaskms tjof ot the law who have thrived on \from. The incongruity of the business after he moves here. !

company's officials in Starke the tion and Mothers Club recep'I'I Carlyle Peek and the these transgressions have been ,mayor of Starke not recognizing Dr. Freeman, in turn, bought 1 I
thorn in the side. held Before introducing speakers :his force
gopher trade is a at the Fairview Hercules. ,'ompelled of late to limit themselves police gave rise to some from Captain A. L. von Kim, the !
They have to be naturalists to week, and their performance has professor A. prim ipai good-natured merriment.But same day, his fine residence
classification to five cigars per day. \ comer !
some extent. so they can properlycare evoked much favorable comment. i lof. the school, gave a. In his show window, J. S. Cas- Mr. Hoover was not the of Walnut and Jefferson streets. '
their (June 28 1of schools in general.In .only who mistook the
for live animals left in 1912)) filled with saltwater one marshalfor Consideration 3000. This
matter of his tit has a blue jar place
Their book of rules all I the subject a metropolitan police officer
care. goes the y The liquid is drawn over I .the doctor nearer his office which
the way from horses and mulestown COUNTY HAS SIX I'essay Mr. Gaskins surprised and ef- for during the first day or two he will doubt, be
an no
discussion of the -he rim by capillarity a great convenience -
and silkworms, IT OF F GRADUATES audience by a / was with
( to goldfish salt greeted an inouiring
I I instead of foresi-enoe of the crystalized on account of his large and
and tells how to care for each, science of electricity stare bv many other citizens. '
With two I I of oartii'les has formed on the sidesof constantly growing practice.
percent science as the subject 6
but as "gophers" is not the proper political (May 20; 1910)A '
of the population of the his essay "The Coming Power' 57' The jar. Somehow the darkies 'I The last real estate deal was

name for the animal In question, state Bradford county furnished i j naturally suggested at this had come to believe that when .made Monday when :Mrs. H. H. I
nothing is said about it. Turtles a little better than ten per cent (I I period of our national history Inclosing I II 1 he Jar had been whitened all over DESERTS Elarbee bought from Jas. E. Ells

and tortises are marine animals of this year's graduating class at I he a interesting he "mash" would come, and I I of Norwalk, Conn. his house and
and the care given to themwouldn't I gave very I I
the University of Florida. There I i classification of the different kinds '! \' time they went into Turner'sbakery j Sunday afternoon a negro/ A.I lot on North Walnut street op-

suit a gopher, so until! were 57 graduates and six: of them of electric lights and explained the 1.. for ginger bread they would G. Freeman hired a horse and I)jposite D. M. Gornto's residence.

further advice the expressmenhave were from this county. II peculiar properties of each M a-st! frightened glances at the in- buggy at C. A. Futch & Co.'s These deals involve a total of

to act upon the suggestions ,'ant (I$7,000. which is not bad record '1
no a
The young men who have j Gaskins' scientific treatment or jar.V.'dncsday stable. After the time limit was
given by folks around Kingsley I 8 o'clock
brought this distinction to the j jthe subject created much Favorable \ night came. far exceeded Mr. Sistrunk mounted in the real estate market for a
Lake, who have grown gray haired amp and the earth boldly dived week. (Dec. 6, 1907))
county are Everett Markley Johns, j! comment.I a horse and went out to look
catching and studying gophers, ., The
Richard Ray White, Henry Ed- I Peek chose for his sUblet" 'nt hr tail of the negro up. He found him lying
the darned
that "you couldn't kill ward Freeman, all of Starke, Marcus "Choosing a Profession". and riis most' fnehtened of the astronom- down helplessly drunk on the EARLY MORNING FIRE

thing take ,good nohow"care. to Meanwhile make the ship-they Brown of Lawtey Samuel R. j'cussed it with much ability Its "r" had thought dead1lInol'ene the tail wascommisiri gas.- edge of Alligator swamp. The DESTROYS HOTEL

Ward of Brooker, and Thomas suggestions were clear-cut .tnd. of horse was standing in a most
ments as soon as possible. (Aug. I scared thought it The New Central Hotel. the
the least
Jefferson of New River. .d. 'mrl pitiful condition. Blood was running -
Poppell logical, and the well rounded sentences
1, 1913) 11 .."" ,wndd interfere with telegraphictmmunieation j ji property of Mrs. Maggie Johns,
-' ;; his he
(June 11, 1915) and excellent choice ot from nose although
: t. .,.. and that aurora} was burned to the ground this
.I; had. been
HANDSOMEBUSINESS language': won the plaudits of Mi I apparently standingstill
VERY BLOCK '' HOME: BURNED Peek's hearers. I I : .tisnlavs: would take place. But for some tim ((Friday) morning at 1 o'clock.

TilE GROUND ., he kpvs clicked as true as ever Mr. The house was unoccupied, exceptby
TO Major Thomas E. Bugg made the I .: Sistrunk made the brutish
: < :
faint light
The Perry Dover block, hitherto commencement address and i on- ....' .: ,and not even a negro get up and into the buggy. Hill Adams, who was sleepingin
known as the armory building, is jTav Assessor Wainwright Loses the K. -" ;. 'JJ was seen. Those who were not after which he
ferred diplomas. slowly drove back
House, the Work of An IncendiaryLast : "" \ one of the rooms, and the fire
now almost completed. Contractor The church was very tastt'fullv' too scared to go to sleep awoke
i IIE.IH :\\I.\: seems in the\ air as Eduin Southers, urll-known to town and gave his man up to was not discovered until the whole
Quigley has made a good job ofconverting Saturday night Feb. 28 decorated for the occasion, and avery I Thursday morning by the whistleat
the floor from I Shakespearean actor Mho made his home in StarKe for many years, Chief Kite, who put him in the structure was in flames. The fire
ground Mr. N. C. Wainwright's handsomenew enjoyable feature of the program Dowling's mill, proclaiming the
a livery stable into two handsome dwelling house was burnedto was the singing bv Mes- goes through a scene with stepdaughter, Marie Could it be from county jail. Quite a crowd of men burned rapidly and the house was

store locations. The finest of all the ground, a total loss. This I dames A. Hercules and H. F. Phil- "Cjrano"? Your guess is as good as ours. (About 1910) earth was still doing business at had gathered and expressed their soon a mass of ruins. For a time

are the immense plate glass win- house was nearly complete, only i|lips, Miss Cornelia Peek Messers.C. !the old stand. (May 20, 1910)) opinion as to the deserts of a brute all surrounding property was

dows which afford unlimited lacked doors and windows, and L. Peek and T. A. Knight. RAIFOKD HAS WHAT IT TAKESMr. who could over-drive a horse in ravely threatened but the splendid
space for the display of goods.Mr. cost Mr. Wainwright $600. The (June 9, 1899) PROMISING FUTURE A. Z. Adkins, of New River, such a way. Iwork of the fire department saveda

Dover has spared no expenseIn house was to be finished and occupied who is at home from college for The following recipe is a valu-
Rev. P. T. L. Queen of Jacksonville At a hearing Monday morning spread of the flames.
making the remodeling both next week. The fire was WATCH TilE FLAGSMr. the summer vacation, will speak, able one to any person who owns I Judge Gardiner
and he hasthe It occurredat who visits Bradford County gave Freeman; The office building of tl.c Brad-
substantial and stylish, of incindiary origin. by request, at the Opera House hogs. It is the Padgett Hog
J. Adams the boss ice four months in the chaingang.This .
Q. writes the Telegraphhis
satisfaction of owning the 1 o'clock Saturday night; man next Wednesday evening July 11th Cholera cure, also a prevention.Mr. ford County Telegraph caught
cream man, says that he wants impressions of Raiford, one of should be a warning to others
handsomest store building in and horse tracks were easily discovered -' I at 7:30 o'clock. His subject will P. M. Padgett kindly furnishesthis who know several times but the fire was each
Starke. also bottle that had the people to understand that when our county towns, as follows: I no mercy when they be-
a be "What It Takes To Make A recipe. It has been thoroughly come temporary masters over a time extinguished with only small
This 12 mi. northof
The store on the west side will contained kerosene oil. What the I the U. S. Flag floats in front of young village Man." (July 6, 1900. tested by him. The proportionsare
I animal. ( 4, The
I Starke on A.C.L. Railway, is poor July 1913) damage. plant was consider-
be occupied by J. R. Dover for motive could have been nobody his emporium, that he has ice as follows: One peck of corn.
rapidly forging ahead. If is des- :Mr. U. D. Miner has returned ably damaged by water.
his stationary and sporting goods 1-2 gallon of 5 gallons of
hand to sell. The Red I syrup
seems to be able to Mr. cream on
business. His next door neighborwill tined to reach a position of com- from his trip to New York. He is I water. Stir well and let stand for Au"'. 1. 1913.Editors :Mr. Adams had a narrow escape,

be Fred Stump, who will carrya Wainwright has the sympathy of Flag means auction; but all are manding impoJ tance among the hale and hearty and in time to,about three weeks or until it ( note: It might not cure: having to jump from the upstairs

complete stock of dry goods and the citizens of the county. (March I invited to attend just the same.I trade centers of the state. (Dec. 6, vote for temperance. (Sept. 17,II ferments, then pour it in a troughfor the cholera, but it'd sure make the. porch to save hit life (Oct. 31,

clothing. (July 4, 1913) 6, 1891)) (June 25, 1887) 1907) 1887) the hogs. Lake Butler items hogs forget they had it.) (

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It When those earliest settlers of seventy-five years ago Today the citrus trees have gone from this area, but in

planted citrus groves on Trail Ridge east of Starke their place has risen a great new industry one that

and Lawtey, they never dreamed that under the surface already employs more people in this vicinity than

of the soil they cultivated was the magic sub ever were engaged in growing citrus. This new industry


stance that would one day promise to revolutionize is the mining of titanium bearing ore -... ilme-

industry. The "Big Freeze" came in 1894 and wiped nite ..-- which finds its way into countless products,

out the citrus industry in this part of Florida, but the from gems to jet planes, that are a part of our present

"black sand" remained below the surface, awaiting day scheme of living. We are proud to have had apart

the time when modern machinery and know-how in bringing this new industry and its benefits to

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Mr. And Mrs. Chas. R. Ensey j Closing Exercises To Teach Here

r I I 3f Starke SchoolThe

I closing exercises of the primary -
t I: department of the High
l I
;School were held Tuesday afternoon -

I and were quite largely at-
I! i iflvite to aller d : It ended by patrons of the schools

: II'he following program was earned W

61 sspstssssssstssstsss.pssrs=rsss.tssrs-s I= f lop Vocal solo, "I Won't Play Unles
J f You Coax Me" Jeanette Mat
Mr. And Mrs. Charles A. Futch s hews.

\ |/ ia1 otIJ.starkeJ Instrumental Music Emma t

--- Leila: Moore, and Clara Agin
r Recitation Pearl Johns.

Recitation Alma Ostermann
s} Recitation Lucile Freeman

__ Song -- Emma Darby.

: gi iHt; 1894.I The commencement sermon will

p Y 4 Oe preached Sunday night by Rev

I I' W White, pastor of the Methodist -

rte church, and the graduating

tXl'r.'lses will be held Monday

; / ikr iiK"f Prof. T. F. McBeath of
S Ja.nesville} will deliver the grad-

tai 'flg address and Dr. A. H !

ammittea. freeman will present the diplomas.

May 18, 1906)Lawtey ) t
H VII H J1off k ti tI i t
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ff 0 Richard.J .. House Party i I, -"....,.$ ........# -

At Edwards HomeMrs. I :Miss' Omie Adkins, i'lh'rIt!'

c.n.gsr:. I Attorney A. Z. Adkins! was a
M. E. Edwards of Lawtev i,harming addition to the StarKf

J J Wan, j J. T. jid.a"ls, gave a fine house party last week I school faculty and atone IH

1913)r }m honor of her daughter. Miss i modelling \\hat the Helldressedteacher
( ominittaa. Mabel. The guests arrived on wore on her day off in

Monday, and were met at the station the early 1900's.
by Miss Mabel and escorted
{, /Ai$5' Kit Slroq to the delightful Edwards home, I Miss DeesVeds

rw-7 y R. Oavi where they were received by their(':
( J. I .genial hostess. Lorenzo D. GreenAt
being assigned to their
1of fore the turn' of the century is modelled here by Mr. and Mrs. CharlesR. I rooms and their Mayo last Sunday afternoon
I Ensey: popular young couple of Starke. The groom's derby and they assembled in the spacious baggage at 2 o'clock Mr. Lorenzo Gieeiiand }
I Miss May Dees were quietly
the bride's tightly rolled parasol add just! the right touch to this parlors, where they were formally married at the home of the bnde'--}
harming picture. Before her marriage Mrs. Ensey was Miss Aha welcomed by Mrs. Edwards who
i mother Mrs. L. A. Dees.
Is Johns. them the
gave freedom of the Quite a large number of lela-
house and the freedom of the ,
y ,; instance the modest daisy was Law And Order Club all of which they appropriated to I tives and home friends wedding witnessed, and presented -
; pretty
in its white petals of crepe
perfect the fullest extent
during their the pair with man
Success and Has Special MeetingA happy
paper with dainty face golden week's stay. Every day from sun- beautiful and useful presents. The
Louise Peek to form
hair of Miss rise to sunset there
special meeting of the Law was something bride is a young lady of manv
the center of the flower, while her doing at the Edwards home.
and Order Club will be held this traits of character and is
I 'lovely
BACK AROUND 1910 it required more adjectives to describe and language of the invitationwere sweet voice sang "Daisies. Tuesday the party went to the
'I (Friday) evening at the BaptistChurch. I' popular in her home town.
hat than it did her dress. At least this was the case at the \ : Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. F. c.\\ Next in line came the thoughtful The lake, chaperoned by Mrs. Edwards very Bradford County
following is
programwill Mr Green a
I Edwards, Mrs. J. C. Poppell, pansy with her purple petals, and Mrs. Alfred Evenden,
of Miss Verdie Sistrunk to Mr. Charles A. Futch in St. be rendered: on boy, well known and liked hv
1; J. M. Alvarez, Mrs. T. D. Gunter I but the center of attraction this
Episcopal Church on June 15, 1910 Miss! Sistrunk's Opening hymn Yield Not to Saturday a watermelon party was friends and acquaintances,
Mrs. G. M. Sistrunk and daughter' :time happens to be a dainty little I enjoyed at the home of Mrs. Em-
milliner and undoubtedly "shot the works" on her daughter's Temptation.Solo who know him to be an enterpns-
(Mrs. C. A. Futch, Miss Fripp and maiden, Emma Darby, whose I ma Hill. Other parties had been
headgear. The groomore white tie and tails. Mrs. A. Hercules. ing and industrious farmer of ex-
Mrs. A. H. Freeman. II clear girlish voice rang out with planned by Mrs. J. D. Randall and
Address, "Prohibition, Is It a cellent character and habits.
: Before the appointed hour one .'much sweetness and promise. In Success?" Luther C. Ray. Mrs. Evenden, but the inclemencyof Mr. and Mrs. Green returned toe
: could see beautifully gowned ladies the center of the group was a the weather prevented. Therwasn't
Solo Miss Cornelia Peek. evening on the 11
I Cane Chewing Party Much EnjoyedA I all headed in the same direction, gorgeous red rose, whose face lent Address. "Is Prohibition a a lonely minute the whole. o'clock train, and have gone to

the home of Mrs. Futch. At the enchantment, while the rich con- Financial Loss or Gain?" L. W. week, there being a constant flow housekeeping at the Halligan
delightful informal affair wasa of the evening's I door they were met by this charm- tralto voice of Miss :Mattie Powell Kickliter.The of visitors to the house, the mascu. farm northwest of Starke. I June

"cane-chewing" party given by all the Misses Darby ing woman, assisted by her sister, sang superbly, "Beautiful Gardenof I public is cordially invited. line gender being much in evi- 8, 1917)
cially talented musicians. ; Mrs. Limbaugh. Both Roses." The sunflower's set- I
were so dence.
Misses Susie, M yra, and Emma (May 7, 1897)
present were :Misses gracious and charming in their ting of brown was very appro- I
Darby to a few of their young i iL | The jolly party disbanded and LOG ROLLING DANCEJ.
Louise Peek, Miss L hospitable greetings that a spirit priately filled with Mrs. J. C. has some more such treats in store. left for their homes on Mondayafternoon S. Hilliard gave a log-rolling
friends on last Monday evening. Messers. I of Alvarez's brown and haft, (
Phillips freedom and ease seemed to fill eyes showering loving au and dance last Thursday. Both
Some excellent music was a part the while her voice captured the heartsof Of our ladies' quartette we are
and Peek. (Oct. 31, [ atmosphere. Mrs. Futch look- revoirs and many expressions of were largely attended and the

ed unusually sweet. ..and. dainty ina ,"L all with the..:.'_song. 'Sunflower.th f proud the, men and nf regretThat our town .missed, ':': I gratitude on their beaming hostess I dance was much enjoyed by all
modest framed a ace ------
gown or white batiste, while her me viuiei : and happy honoree. present.Our i
sister close of Miss Susie Darby whose artis- the treat.A I
rival in
was a a
very boom
Among the ten visitors enjoying little town is on a
becoming of white chiffon. tic voice sang faultlessly, "Violets." request might come
gown :the week were Miss Dorothy Ed- I know. The newmarried couples
: From the men left at home,
The sweet forgetmenotsfour
After some eighty guests had
Sumner Misses have all to housekeeping and
"Please, Mesdames Committee, :wards of ; and gone
( in number) were graced by
arrived and were comfortablyseated Miss home to their friends. -
:Vivirette Floyd and Audrey are at
in the spacious parlors and the faces of :Mrs. Futch, Mrs. repeat. -May 19, 1911 Johns of Starke. (July 5, 1918) Sampson City items, Feb. 9, 1905-
Charles Ensey, Mrs. Richard Fernandez -
conservatory, Mrs. DeWitt C.
I and :Miss Lois Peek. Mrs.
Jones and her sister Miss Susie .. I
GL\&m.S to Grandmothermeant Darby, renderedj faultlessly, ,a i Futch sang first soprano, Mrs.
second, Mrs. Fernandez first
beautiful instrumental duet. Both
!alto, and Miss Peek second. This I
were gowned in white net closed the gates on this beautiful .
only I
orately trimmed in narrow elab'I('I
garden of flowers, and who can
satin ribbon and lace LAf
say which was the most beautiful, t
vision of loveliness.
left their musical fragrancethe Remember ; -
Next on the program was a solo longest? It would be unkindto ; f. T. :;, i

by the. hostess, "Know a Lovely discriminate. To pluck a few 2i I
Garden," accompanied by Mrs. would mar the beauty of the lf
Jones. This sweet singer's voice whole.

Just half a century ago the principal use of Gas in the is too well known and admired to During refreshments of two delicious I when q 4 Hr !
."need further comment. Then came kinds of ice cream, vanilla I :

home was for lighting. How times have changed what has proven an all-absorbing and strawberry, and dainty cakes I ,..
interrogation point throughout the served by the younger members of I I

since then! Today the old light fixtures have program, as something was cer- the "Garden" two manly boys, 'i !- .
tainly behind the curtains. As Homer Limbaugh and Charles En : \ .
Mrs. Limbaugh very deftly drew sey, gave several selections on Col. A0
gone to the junk pile, but GAS itself has assumed a aside the cover such a beautiful Futch's fine graphophone.With \ 0 .

vision as met the eyes will longbe relutance the guests took %_
more important role in the home than ever before. remembered by the appreciative their homeward way, for Mrs. ../' .
assembly. Across the entire "utch has herself as charm- :
proven i ?::
For the modern housewife it means much more thana FL'I end of the back parlor was arranged ing a hostess as she is a singer. 'I' i --..-..:..-I'

a high wall with nine oval- Thirty dollars were turned into .' -
source of light it means. I shaped openings sufficient to ad- the building fund, which reflects
mit one face at each place. Each much credit on the committee.This .
opening was surrounded by large novel form of entertaining I
paper petals to represent the songto was original in the minds of the
be sung by each individual. For committee and we hope the future I I II Not many of us still remember when ladies dressed

Faster More Efficient More Adequate I Popular Couple Wed ;I like those above were in the height of fashion but, .

believe it or not, that was the "New Look" of 1900.

:, Cooking Space Heating Water HeatingYes ItJi. -'- .

.' ,We weren't around in those days, so can't give you

)A all the authentic details of the styles of 1900. but we

can tell you and better yet, SHOW you what the

.. those housewives of 50 years ago would certainly ;$ $, H M. well dressed ladies, from teen-agers to grandmotherswill

be amazed if they could see the wonderful uses \ .., -.. .. be wearing this fall and winter of 1954.

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that is being put to today. Perhaps will ,.. :- '. '
gas you Sa .
Back in 1900 Grandmother had to depend on the
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be amazed how much the -
at magic power of gas can .. .- : "
Y.. .} ;,,<.... mail order catalog and out of town shopping for t
do to lighten the burden of daily house \ ,,, .r/
'I !
I"t. I ? most of her stylish clothes. How fortunate are tke I

work. We would be delighted if you would come in i' ; j L of i
/ women of today who can enjoy the convenience !
V- .
and let us show how can make homelifemore -.\ '" !
you gas your .
;, .. ..: ,. .J'Y'.... making their selections right here in town.
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efficient and pleasant. "!;. .. t .
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Fred Haislop Ella Ifah hop

A very pretty wedding took I Bennett.

place Sunday. Dec. 23, at the homeof After the marriage a reeeption

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sapp, a and wedding supper was tendered
few miles north of Starke the at the surtmrban home of the

,contracting persons being their groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.F. .

Slade Gas Co. 1 daughter, Miss Ella, and Mr. Wm.R. C. Hailsop, which was attendedby
Haislop, of this city. more than 100 friends of the

County Judge-elect Geo. A. bride and groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Haislop will make
Gardiner performed the ceremony.The
their home in Starke, and have a
PHONE 121 STARKE, attendants were, Misses Hattie large number of friends who wish

Haislop and Lizzie Jackson and them long life and happiness.

Messers. J. D. Tobler and Richard (1901) ..

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II NOTICE I Alvarez Sisters And Mother Pictured On Lawn .

I will pay my patrons for any .
i loss of cotton by fire or otherwise

P&6OnatitZCJ while it is being handled at my : "1.
gins. My gins are the latest im- ? "E
'j' ,
proved. Satisfaction guaranteedA. t (DjL v Jiv *,* .ArA.. .. r .AAw.........t..1.:,) -; u.t..qto

IN THE NEWS/ G. Crosby. ((1884)

Mr. J. G. Alvarez and son
OF LONG AGO Claude left Saturday for New attend} a

York. They will be absent about s..rr .
-r' I' 61 I '4 I three weeks and will probably ; C" "" ,.'
:i Mlt..ti .'
't" ( .w N.. &1 NA.... :i 1 I".w
i Never visit the Atlanta Exposition on .
. In consequence of the feeble judge a person by outside (
condition of the health of His ; appearance. A shabby old !the return trip.. ((1895))
Honor Judge J. M. Baker, the oat may enwrap a newspaper I Don't forget the Excursion to I at it e .
regular fall term of the Circuit I publisher while a man with a Palatka via Jacksonville on Fri- r

Court for this county, was adjourned ligh-toned plug hat and sporting day, 24th inst. the proceeds to ... + 1..
by Sheriff Tumblin on a gold-headed cane may be a de- aid in completing the Methodist m I A ,N A7 : l.! A
II ::h rm :lJ :: :u tcn1n ,
Wednesday last. (1884) !l'inquent subscriber. ((1895) church of this place. "Come ---Tio> ._- (;" I V. v

S. B. Denmark was here bring: your folks and stay all day ",

day and reports that his TueS-\\ Hat Scores (1884)C. f Cb" a7, 14 189lf.

blooming. ((1902)) I H. Churchill a successful

Mr. J. M. Johns has commencedthe Huge Success I strawberry and vegetable' growerof + f eM ,, INVITATION COMMITTEE.MISS .
erection of a new store build- Tuesday y
II Lawtev. was in town
ing on the southwest corner of his II I During: the season just passed i i 4 a -
block on Call street. ((1884) Mr. Churchill was very successful! ':
The Commercial Hotel is now MiDQS BLITCH )ISS EUNICE iLTi&EZ
I with the Klondike variety )f berry
ready for the reception and ac- J. R. DAVIS
and will plant largely' of the variety commodation of fall and winter I !
I next season. The berry is a -
tourists. No better table is set -
{I I bpautv in Annearance and its ship- i UNDER TIlE SPREADING CHINABERRY TREE, Mrs. Rebecca Alvarez (seated left) and her handsome i
In the southern country than can i I
Tina qualities are unexcelled daughters spend a quiet afternoon all wearing the popular costume of the day: White shirtwaist I RECEPTION COMMITTEE.
be found at the Commercial in j I
this city. (1884) ((1902)) I and dark skirt. From left to right the daughters are: Eunice (Mrs E. E. Canova) ; Emma : .

Cycling has its up and downs.' T>r A. P. Smith has at last con- <.M>s. Paul Canova) ; Mary (Mrs. N. I). Wahmright) ; and Annie (Mrs J. L. Froze-). (Photo about 1910). !j
salve: r.1nflpfl to locate permanently in T. R. SWEAT. X*. O.ItAETI.vi
After the downs, use Banner ----
=tark He haq given his order I
it you're cut or bruised.-J. L. Miss Etta Blitch, who has been E. t. ALYARE2
'or the construction of a residence I I 1
Gaskins. (1900) attending the high school, departed -
hmldme. ((1884)I
Our Lawtey friends will please ;: a few days ago for her ,home I
meet a representative of the \ C. Powell and little son have a : .
i at Montbrook. She was accom- FLOOR MANACERS.
TELEGRAPH at Lawtey depot on'': .pturnpd home after a visit to
panied by Mrs. J. E. Futch,
I Saturday (tomorrow) who will be j the Charleston Fxnosition. ISO1?) will spend a few weeks under the -
sent in charge of a large number ; .... Mr''. E. M. Thomas and little *
roof. ((1902) I
parental T. p. W U.1... o.a BTSBASD. "
of extra copies of the paper for rfanphter left Friday for Palm (
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delivery on order. (1884) tH. Reach to ioin Mr. Thomas who ispnp'alred Cow whips, revolving handles I I i J. T. ADAMS.
made leather, 10.
well of strong
Go to Alvarez & Sweat's for | 'j for the season in ninfT"t. !- i
; .. 12, 14 and 16 feet long. Will pop I .
your furniture. They keep the <> culture near that place j I ( I ,
like the crack o' doom, at G. C. I i
Suits (1902) !
largest line in town. Nice i !
from $22.00 to $35.00. (1884)) j] Th dews! stock of Dr. A. L.Ircott Livingston & Co.'s. (1911)) r
Miss) Minnie Bes ent, popular 'I :Miss Amelia Ray has returned United DaughtersOf
Sale 100 heard choice :: B. Smith !
For and P. were combined -
milliner, above she she
t is pictured as from Palmetto where
stock cattle in good at a I several days and theeonsolidated I
range ago ( ) ConfederacyInitial
modelled her first creation afterfinishing has been visiting her brother, Prof.L.
1ST. D. 'Wainwright j business will be I
bargain.- conducted -
millinery school. The C. Ray. ((1902) I
(1900) i under the firm name of II
'!design was fashioned of rough A. Z. Adkins delivered an ad- I ; Steps Taken Toward
dressed' I ,
Our customers who have Starke Dnl Store (1900)
'straw braid, trimmed in red dress on "Higher Education" ata i j Organizing A Chapter HereA
chickens to keep over night may 'I berries, and created such a sensation Capt. J. R. Davis has issued en
Lake Butler in j
f banquet given at !
refrigerator'for that pur f
use our
that Miss Ressent received order changing the weekly drills school. His addressis ] large number of ladies met
honor of its
pose.-S. L. Kramer & Co. (1900) I 15 orders to make up hats ju.tlike of the Guards from Saturday to and I ) I ( ) Tuesday afternoon and took the
'I said to have been eloquent
Mr and Mrs. J. L. Frazee were
it. "I,I Monday night. All members of New River item II 'initial step toward the organization -
instructive. (
made happy Wednesday by the the will themselves i 1-7 i i'h
Company govern '
I [ of a chapter of the Daughters
arrival of a young attorney. Th j I The cheapest line of Shoes andI I accordingly. (1902) II
the Confederacy. Mrs. J. N.
little fellow tinned the beam at I D. M. Gornto, Esq. has been jof
clothing ever offered in this Mrs. H. Austin returned Satur-
I ; Jones was elected chairman of the
ten pounds. (189 ) I market can now be had at Alvarez day night from New Orleans.bringing appointed census enumerator for
the ladies who the 6th election district of Brad- I j meeting, after which the chapterwas
& Sweat's. ((1884)) with her two little grand ,
received marked attention at the ford County and has commencedthe temporarily organized by the
Mr. Thomas: Hopkins. Photographer sons. Austin and Edward Winkler i t (
commencement ball of the Florida has permanently located I aged 7 and 3 years respective- enumeration. (1900) election of the following officers:

Agricultural College at Lake City I in Starke. Gallery open on Fri. ly. They were made orphans by A.: O. Andreu of Hampton has Mrs. S. M. Crews, president;

f last week, was Miss Eva Truby. day and Saturdays of each week the death of their parents, Mr. presided over J. J. Johns' chair in 1892)r Mrs. T. A. Knight, vice president;
one of Starke's charming debu- Stereoscopic views of residences, and Mrs. E. A. Winkler, the latter the City Barber Shop this week. :Mrs. N. D. Wainwright, 2d vice

tants, who attended the commence- etc. Pictures copied and enlargedt a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin while Mr. Johns was away at the president; Mrs. F. H. Long, re-
ment exercises with Mr. and :Mrs.J. any size. Call and see speci and will be reared by their Confederate reunion at Little P..oc : ( ( cording secretary; Mrs. J. M.

E. Futch. (1899)) ( mens. (1884) grandparents. (1910)) Ark. (1911) i Alvarez, corressponding secretary;
Mrs. W. M. Solomon treasurer;

I Mrs. J. N. Jones, historian.
Miss Ethel i i I
: | Mesdames J. L. Gaskins, E. S.
jing daughter I j i Matthews Clara Lane, T. A.I .
j I I Knight, and N. D. Wainwrightwere
delegate to the
I i appointed a committee on
of the Christian j
I 1 credentials. (Feb. 9, 1905)) .

4 -4 An Auto Ride'r in wondering 1911.this Miss modish how I VANDERRILT TOPICSMr.

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off the train in Sam \Vhitahead of New
River was a caller to the home of

J. G. Crews last Sunday. Perhaps
Was an Adventure We expect ,,, .there is a "girl in the case." What

picnic at the ( ) about it, Sam? Aug. 23, 1912.
ever held I:

June 13.. The .
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for it, the

50 years AgoYes it, the men are

I With a new
completion, a
light plant in
ment, a YOUDidn't

prospect, and
term of public

--- the brave ladies who ventured out in those the future
no room for

I first "horseless carriages" wore special hats, complain((1902) of (1911)I

gloves, goggles and "dusters" to protect them- I ginning The I

selves and their clothes from damage. their respective
at 6:30 o'clock.

Misses Elsa
Sternburg have We ?

How different is the part the automobile plays in from St.
attended the

our lives today when it is a necessity and is taken convention.
[pleased with ( _

for granted in both business and pleasure. Mrs. M. _
ter. Rosa, were I was one of G _
relatives at i _
r Tuesday they Veteran _

We are happy to be a part of this great industry a ride to II __

miles away. dug up

( without which life, as we know it today, could not animal drawn by being a __

I edition. J _
go on. Come by and let us demonstrate the beau- thing in the _
setting the
{ than Ed _

, floor.tiful new Dodge and Plymouth models on our was shaking fered unhurt a up,,but I jeweler L : __

i bone. (May 19, )
I dressed
Smith Crews
position in the

.varez.In speaking(1900)) styles do

I last week the years.
cifk tion of the
made by N. J.

ourrhase of

for the home but prinicpals do
f,donation made -- not, whether

I won boys to for appear him is why when we say that "Quality has

.if, 1S97)every) know what we're talking about. And

complimentary C. R. Ensey the years, has come to be known as

Hale of the i i
making his jewelry and expert watch repair.

for the and Becky Simpson convince that
Douglas, Charles and Eldon Hardy permanent. ( ) you

You may as You will
world as not in benefit in the long run.

first requisite

make-up is a
as is produced
[Beauty Corset. e '

I Hardy Brothers MotorsI I honors exclusively Florida A. S.from Crews at the

His course has
DODGE PHONE 69 PLYMOUTH. years intelligency which and

and Mrs. Crews

oecupy Walnut street their I


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CAUSES CUSSIN'At WENT TO CIRCUS Church Group Enjoys Activities

A large concourse of Starke ,

about 9 o'clock Monday night people attended the Barnum & I> a month in bed
the home of E. H. Jones was destroyed Bailey circus at Jacksonville Wed- wounds, or fractures of the II

by fire. We are advised uesday. Some of these defiantly ,
that the loss is partly covered by admitted that they were going to j many people do;
to orOtL
any more me
insurance. When the fire alarm see the circus; others made the 'j

was sounded, the fire department same admission in an apologetic I

responded immediately with 400 manner; others, again, said they j

feet of hose, nozzles, couplings, cared nothing for the circus, but j i relative or friend
etc., but on attempting to coupleto wished to see the presentation off j '" before that fatal end.

a fire hydrant the) discoveredto "Cleopatra", and the majority ti unaware of time or place.
am surt.w'tl soon embrace.Ill
their amazement that the serv- airly averred that they went to ,. \

ices of Wrench was required. Jacksonville because they had I
After some delay and some pro- business there, but wouldn't go to : ;
fanity a wrench was forthcoming.The the circus if they were paid to and children left behind.
nozzle was attached to the The recording angel frowned on ., ( where once the sunlight shined,
hose and all was in readiness to all except the first mentioned yet I r where Daddy used to sit,
< be forced to think a bit.
attack the flames when imaginethe he refrained from putting down
astonishment and disgust ot any demerit marks against the '

our lion-hearted firemen it was others, as such white lies are com \

discovered that the reducer user' mon. You might just as well own pedestrians on the street
to connect the hose to the fire up, gentlemen, that you like to t as those upon the seat.

plug had been loaned to someone see a circus just as well now as who run recklessly at plaj.
would drop from day to da .
to return it. when Oct.. 24, )
who had forgotten :you were boys. !
The chief scratched his head and 1913)

thought, and thought, but memory :
(Loral items same Issue) .
played him false he could not Among those who )left for Jack- i 1 I heed the danger signs,
remember who had borrowed it. ,. l the lines
sonville Wednesday morning werpMr. :
So, after some delay and some and give it proper space,
and Mrs. G. C. Livingston and i zt )Old not have taken place.
more profanity, it was decided, as children and Miss Kate Livingston, :
the building had already burned Mrs. J. W. Morgan and Gary En- A
away, and the darkness placed the nis Mr. L. C. Powell and Miss Last

firemen at so great a disadvantage Pauline Boyd, Mr. M. Leviton. I i say a little prajer.
TilE JUNIOR CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR, including children of all ( '
car dependent
to adjourn until morning. daughter, Rosa, and nephew. Free- i : on care
1899. The abate group, pictured in front of Presbyterian Church, : ( to never take a chance,
man Register Miss Carrie Uglow, 1887)I
7-:30 I
Promptly at Tuesday morning banner next unidentified Trixie \\ would suddenly aihanu-
of Ke\ holding
sons Hughes ; boy ;
resumed the reducer Mesdames J. T. Quigley and F. A
duty was Scott Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miner Second row: :Mrs. Callie Liddon, teacher, and daughter, Evelyn, Grace I
found, the apparatus returned to
and Mrs U. D. Miner, Mr and Stern, Elsie Reinoehlnita Will.Iabel: \\ills, and Louis Bailey ( )
the city hall, and the department On
From 10 35
: Mrs. J. W. Edwards, Messers. S. burg, Effie Boaz, Leola Sjdboten, Helen Reinoehl, Eva Powell, Etta I
awaits the next call to fight the
B. Denmark, Bartow Scarborough. Reinoehl, Sue Liddon, Naomi Wjnn, Kale Liddon. :
"grim destroyer. Hampton
W. C. Brooks, H. C. Richard, Jay I NEEDS
News Oct. 17, 113.
Alderman, Joe F. Williams R. A.
Weeks S. Alvarez. N. B. Hull,
Mr. B. H. Jones has cleared
Robert Mott, and J. Manning..
away the rubbish in front of his N. B. Hull's big store is now The Starke Bradford County in years

store. Guess he is working for Mr. N. J. Jones created quite a splendidly lighted by the new process Bottling works have added Coca- : '

the "girls" trade. (Jan. '22, 1887) sensation Monday by placing a gasoline lights. Tomorrow .Cola and Pepsi-Cola, popular : re-
man at work to remove the large night all the lights will be turned beverages to the list of soft drinks 1 people } *
Some well meaning person has will a they manufacture. M. L. Johns, i '
oak tree in front of his store The on and the store present
nailed a piece of plank over a mayor sent the marshal to protest, ,magnificent appearance. Mr. Hull proprietor. June 3, 1910. i take care I
hole in the sidewalk frontof
nearly in
to be present
but it seems that the street com- invites everybody has
the bakery. While it stops the I mittee of the council had granted then and enjoy the sight. (May NOT A LAZY BOY ,
hole nicely, it will trip a person Little Gussie Long has accepted the
him permission, and the work 27, 1910) :
every time. On Sunday night in I i a position as chief clerk with the
went merrily on. (Oct. 20.1893) i cover
only a few minutes six different Cattle got into WalterCills' firm of Jones & Heiberger. We I ,

persons tripped .in passing. (July If the person who stole Professor store on Tuesday night throughthe are glad to see the little man go : ;, .

12, 188S) Denton's horned frog will return back door and destroyed a. to work. Anything is better thana is shown

it at once, no questions will great many watermelons. (July lazy boy. (May 4, 1888) ,
"The Stolen Will" tonight at the
be asked. Otherwise he will be 15, 1892) II I l sllrallce DOYLECONNER
Institute building, benefit town arrested and prosecuted. (May 31, The young ladies all sympathize ,
fire bell. (April 20, 1892) 1889)) Mr. E. D. Wall, our handsomeand with Mr. J. M. Alvarez for his hurton I .

efficient marshal, has his Monday night, and none more
The champion rail splitter in Master Perse Gaskins had the hands full looking after the boys, than the lady who dd the damage
the county is Mr. W. R. Fowler, I but he thar the
misfortune to have seven teeth gets just same. (Aug. 6, 1887)) ( )
living on Sink Hole branch. Be- i
knocked out of his mouth by a (Feb. 19 1887)
tween sunrise and sunset the other horse last Saturday. (June Mr. J. C. Wills Jr. has startedthe E AGENCY
day he split 449 rails for J. M. 1892)) 10,1 Busy times: A horse collar man, silk hat craze, and ere long i
Murrhee, and went home as happyas a shirt front man, and a fruit
the town will be full of them. i
a c.on. (May 6, 1892)) Mr. Abe Strickland of Kingsley tree man were in the city at one !
Lake reports the first ripe water- time this week. (May 13,1892) (Sept. 3, 1887) I 129 W CALL ST.We're .
Mr. A. E. Moitt he did not
says I II
melon of the season. (May 28, I )
know his little Fred and James H \ of .
baby was a boy 1887) II (rnsby, The county poor farm was. sold .
until he saw it in the Telegraph, I Kingsley Lake, picked and sold .
for taxes Monday and all of Lake
and he then went straight away Master Fred Martin says he is I seven bushels of fine huckleberries
and bought a donkey for the little the best looking dude in town I I during the month of June. Pretty Butler the county seat, was in the

one. (June 25, 1887) (March 5, 1887) :good for lads. (July 16, 1887)) unknown list. (May 7, 1887,) I I




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Yes, styles ha\e changed lot in the
a past
We can't tell you what Starke was like 50 or 75
60 years
years. you don't believe it, just

( look closely I at the "young man about II ago because we just weren't around in those days.
I- : -p town" in the old ad abo\e. 'i
Note the high
1)) $ -. heeled men's shoes with bows no I But we can teli you something about it in '1954 it's''

less! Truly, they were "elegant" as the
+ f ad proclaims. a mighty nice town to be located in and we are proudto

i have selected it as a site for one of our fine restau- ,

_Ti3 i; i Styles have changed, but quality hasn't. i
It; i
pN ** We don't call our shoes and other furnishings I rants. The ready acceptance we have had from the

i "elegant" any more, but we do proclaim I public and the wonderful patronage we have enjoyed

t and stand behind their quality and I

) t' value now, just as we did when our store I since we opened our Starke restaurant last winter \
was first opened for business i in 1S91.R 1
makes us very grateful and we take this opportunityto

It has been a pleasure and privilege to express our appreciation to the people of Starke

a serve the people of Starke and surround-

ing area with quality merchandise since and vicinity. and our many tourist friends from all

o '' 1894, and we look forward to smingyour corners of the globe.

Bill Graham present owner and grandson of founder needs for many years to come.

(left), Ray Stone and Eva Alvarez.ALVAREZ.







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MAN DUMPEDIN NEW NOW POSTMASTER IN CHARGE I Prominent Starke Family Sits For Photograph TOO

Mr. J. W. Alvarez assumed i I ,
charge of the local postoffice' I I
received here
has been Tuesday morning, July 1. Mr. JUST A FEW )WEEKS AGO-
that occurred
about a difficulty
N. B. (Hull, the retiring post- .. :
and :v
between J. S. Bennett Barney :
master, had all the accounts in :
Johns, on the former's farm southwest OUR FIRST
of Highland, last Thursday such good order that the transfer ;. .'. '" .
of the an matter '"
property was easy '
afternoon. It seems that Bennett' : -.t.
had employed Johns to boil syrup'I of ". ,
Mr. Alvarez has secured two
for him and ship it to Jacksonville -
where Bennett lives, but that I good assistants. F. P. Shaffer is
had not been sans one. He was postmaster at Madison .
the shipments '
; during Grover Cleveland's first .. y iA !
factory. I FJ !
Bennett went to see about it I term and is well known and liked ... f. .

and arrived on his farm at the by our citizens. .11 _
time mentioned and soon after I' Miss Helen Reincehl is again an

J engaging in conversation with I assistant in the office after an :
Johns the two men got into a I II absence of about a year, during ,-
quarrel. Bennett called Johns a I which time she had made Jack-

liar upon which Johns struck him I sonville her home. She is accurate : g
in her work and always r 1 ffc
on the bacK with a stick. Bennett I and quick _
turned around and hit Johns in courteous.Mr. .
the face with his fist with such Hull had the office for many I ,
force that two bones in his right years, and his father had it before ky 1 .

I hand were broken. Johns then him. He made a very competent i
grappled with Bennett and during postmaster, and if there had beenno J '
the scuffle seized the third finger change in national administration :
of the latter's left hand with his I he would have been good foi

teeth. Johns is a powerful man ,another term. ((1913)) --

and Bennett, rendered hors de ', If';
combat by having his right hand FAST BALL lilT YES We have a long way to go before we
disabled and the left held by teeth STUMP IN STOMACH t z r can celebrate our 'Diamond Jubilee' of businessin
found that there must be "some- have been
Etarke is well supplied with men Starke. But even one year we
thing doing" right quick if he. ,who are fat and men who are lean able'to build a business of which we are proud.
would escape severe punishment.The 'The two dimensions have long } and we are grateful to our friends and customers

scuffle took place near the looked at each other with derision for helping us do so.

sugar furnace and the kettle was and last week it culminated in a .
full of hot water. Bennett navi- challenge for a of baseball
game ,
Dont that Joe is
his toward the ket-
gated opponent ,The game was played last Tuesday
tle and, at the psychological [ evening and the line-up wa iii. ,. ig i
moment, with all the effort he was ,as follows: i s a kJ an expert welder and zcillgite
capable of, dumped Johns into the f
Fats G. C. Livingston. p + >
hot water. This gave Johns some- ,Cliff Chancey, c; John: Capo Ib 1.. a guaranteedjob
about and he you
thing else to
Gus Beasley, Ib; O L. Haynes2b
let go Bennett's finger in his ; Will Wainwright 3b: Ted .r ,=.
haste to get out of the bath. ::Halligan cf: Moodv, If; Bob ..1 9 j either in or outside

Bystanders now interfered and the Daniel, rf; Will Powell, ss. .i

fieht! was ended. [ Leans F. L. Turner, p: ; t the shop.
Mr. Bennett returned to Jacksonville s
Jesse Strick I
George Anderson c;
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with both hands bandagedand r.
land Ib: F. F. Stump 2b; D. C I
:Mr. Johns was hurt in the Jones, 3b; Joe Canova If; Roy j I'

shoulder where and it struck the edgeof Turner, cf; G. L Massey, rf; Paul PIONEKR: STARKE REALTOR, school teacher, andIa'or: Comer L. Peek, posesproudl) in the renter
the kettle was presumably
scalded to some extent. No arrests Baisden. ss. of a typical laigp family group picture of the Gay Nineties :Mrs,. Peek is seated right, while the children JOE CUMBER

as far as we can learn, have No mishap took rface except are ((1 I to r): Julian, Cornelia, Louise Isabella, Sinclair. Lois! and Cantle AH the sons are now
ball went clean
followed. (Dec. 6, 1907)) that Bob Daniel's deceased and all the daughters! still Irving three of them in Starke.
I through Strickland and hit Stump
I in the stomach, doubling him up
I as if he had eaten a stale cucum ,
3 1-2 Miles North of Starke on U s. 301
We suggest three different :ber. Final score was 12 to 10 in
can I Box 54 1.2 Route 2 Starke, Fla.
favor of the fats.
ways for making fortunes here in

Starke. The party who will starta Manager. N. Sternberg; umpire.A. ,.. .
cannery here is sure to make a I E. Wall; scorekeeper, George .1TTE."D E'COT 1t'1SIlI.'G i!I

fortune, and so will he who puts !White. (June 11. 1915) A number of Starke people at-
up a rice mill. The third fortune tended the annual foot washing at

that awaits somebody will be made I FRED GOT EXCITEDIt Swift Creek Primitive Baptist .
by constructing and operating a Church last Sunday among the j
horse railroad between Starke and is said that F. R. Morgan]: number being J. E. Futch Fred I Grandma .4i .... d.
slept on the lounge at the post .
Scott. James F. Kickliter, Archi- .
Kingsley: Lake. (Sept. 20. 1887)) I ,
office :>n Wednesday to meet his I bald Johns, Mr.: and Mrs. Rituh .
brother. By sleeping soundly, the and family and Miss Nannie
first intimation of the train was I Howell. (Nov. 15. 1895))
We were shown by Capt. J. N. I the engine bell. Fred jumped up. Never
Jones, a tooth of some animal. 'tried to unlock the door with thefDi. I PRETTY GOOD GUESS

possibly a whale. It is nearly 7 O. punch finally got out, for- G. A. Gardiner made the lucky
inches long and weighs 1 1-2 getting in the excitement his sus-[ guess in the bean contest for a, 5
pounds, solid ivory. It was found I penders and shoes. Mr. Barnes, handsome parlor lamp at the storeof
by Mr. John Hall between Rowell Farmer & Ensey. The jar con- Had It'
foreman of the Telegraph office,
and Crosby Lakes. The captainis I tained 6.083 beans and Mr. Gard-
going to lay it away for the I interviewed him at the post office)iner guessed 6,087, missing the ]
Sub-Tropical Exposition. (April I next morning and found him right J actual number by only four. (Jan.

23 1887) side up. ((May 12, 1887)) 12

,; I 1000)I I So Good WL$ _

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PRESCRIPTIONFor Yes, Grandma had to do without a lot of things that make life more pleasant and exciting today

For instance, she had to stay home Mid slave over a hot stove every day because there was

Long Life no nice restaurant to take the family to when she got tired of cooking at home. Perhaps the

"good old days" weren't so good for Grandma after all.



The Bradford County Telegraph must have

Dining Room and Curb Service
discovered it. Established in 1879, it is the

oldest weekly newspaper in Florida still being

published'under the same name. I

YOU KEEP IM SAFE. .We/ Keep 1fI'Sound!

We don't claim to have a prescription that /

will guarantee long life, but we do claim '
""";' "' Just a little more care in driving will'do so much to help

that our prescriptions ... carefully com : ;
: "TT-L1: keep them safe.

pounded from drugs of the highest quality

And 3 of that delicious Foremost Vitamin D Homo
-_ will increase your chances of living to a I: I.glasses
ripe old age. !I I I genized Milk daily will-help--- keep them sound_ .

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iii,, 1 Young growing bodies- need/ the food elements that Fore-

Let'us fill your next prescription and see if I A
1 most's "farm fresh" milk and dairy foods furnish so abundantly -

you are not pleased with the, quality andprice.

t and so .inexpensively. -;'. i

/ I Make' sure you'get'some today-at your store- or from

w' ,
I 1 your Foremost milk man.

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PHARMACY I.: foffet- fan good /Yl OROSfi I

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Bradford County was created by an Act of the Legis ,

lature in 1861 and named for Captain Richard Brad-

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'' ,,,,, ., ,,,, ; ;; :; : :b years. Its sons have distinguished themselves by sere '

4+',, 'd j ,; ; a ice in four wars and have returned to their home to --

',' ,; help build a greater and more prosperous Bradford ,
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greatest growth and development, and we pledge our. -

selves to do everything we can to speed this growth

I by cooperation with worthwhile projects and a careful f ,

,conscientious management of the County's affairs.





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Starke has ridden high, and Starke has ridden low in the '

near hundred years since it first became a dot on the map I -, ;

of Florida. I'The Story of Starke .r---. fI--c: ,: -.r >,, ': !,Ii

It has ridden the roller-coaster cycle of boom and bust at -' -. 'ii".Ai [ .,'" I

l least four times in its first near-century arising after each | .="', .-.J1"""'c ;' ;.. .. !I

setback to become a larger, more substantial town tested !settlers. An early Telegraph .by the home of Mrs. A. A. Dur- I

and tempered in the fires of adversity rather than destroy- !den).
writer in the issue of May 7, i i
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eu uy -Iltm. I --.- 1887 had this to say about the j I thereafter, according to I

Just when the tiny crossroads Starke of 1858 this 1887 writer, Richard & Pace
I r"u t :
I studying the above of the Starke lookedin
settlement in north central Florida ". at that time (when the began construction of the first ,

acquired the status of "town" 'N. railroad first reached this point) 1884 it should be noted that the names of certain streets business house next to the railroad j

cr when it was further dignifiedwith this was a wilderness, a vast and i have been changed and shifted over the years. What was then on the south side of Call j

the aristocratic name of unbroken pine forest where the I labelled Spruce St., is now Cherry. The street called Cherryon Street. The next dwelling was

Starke, no one living now can tell. bear, wildcat and the stealthy I the drawing now Church, and the street called Church in erected by John Brown and was '

But certain dates have been free:' now Water. Laura and Nona are also transposed. located on Call Street about where
roamed at their own
established that indicate Starke I There was not a single i i Along Church St. (now Water St) in lower part of picture Roberts Jewelry Store is now. .

came into being in the decade be- I'i !' worthy of the name in what I may be seen (at left center) the large two story home now "Wm. Edwards Sr. boarded the
tween 1850 and 1860 a time of I .
men employed in the erection of
now the corporate limits, only \ occupied by the Redgrave family. It was originally built by
turmoil and unrest that served
as the first hotel which
i few little shanties occupied byailroad George E. Pace, pioneer Starke merchant. was a very
a prelude to one of the bloodiesteras I' large double-log occupying the
in the Nation's the I hands." Farther to the right at the end ol Madison St., Is the
history -
spot now covered by the Commercial .
War Between the States. I The arrival of the railroad undoubtedly I house! now occupied by Mrs. R. S. Fernandez. c-
Hotel. 1887
says the article. !
These are the dates significant'to supplied the tonic that ,| To the right of Fernandez house Is residence now owned

SUrke that are a matter of spurred Starke's growth from al| by Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Kaufmann. The original part of the The old the block Commercial east of Hotel the railroad occupied II Starke's First MayorDR.

record: i ilMi. crossroads settlement to a thriving house was built in the 1850's by John Hodges, Starke's first used
now by C. H. Nas-
Drew Reddish a young w ; little, town. For about a year : railroad agent. Later it was bought by Capt. J, C. Richard.In worthy and other business firms. J. L. GASKINS, Starke's first mayor, elected when the town was

farmer from Wayne County. Georgia Starke was the terminus of the the large orange grove shown on Nona Street (now George Pae. the merchant. Incorporated In 1876, is pictured here on the banks of Kingsley Lake.
purchased from the Govern line on its march to Cedar: Kev. <
.- and line Laura Street) is the old home originally built by Jerry >. erected a dwelling on the site of Picture was taken just a short while before he lost his life when a
ment 40 acres in what is now a stage was established
South Starke lying on both sides ronnecUns: Starke with Waldo. I j John, and now occupied by :Mrs. Ruby Johns, widow! of Archibald the present home of G. J. McGriff canvas boat be had made collapsed in the lake and, although a good

I and later built swimmer he died of heart failure in the
Johns. the large home water.
of U. S. 301 north and south of Gainesville Ocala, and other points

"Peggy" tracks. sc.'rw south. I At far right along Cherry Street (now Church Street) Is that is now occupied by the Red-

18:>The general merchandise The importance of the railroad Starke's first :Methodist Church (number 5). It stood where i srave family, on Water Street. 1861 the little crossroads settlement i arrived after the war including

store of Richard & Pace was es to the embryo town is shown in : the Methodist parsonage is now located. The first Pace home site, at Call took on hew life. Heretofore such well known names as N. J.

tablished. It weathered the Civil -- 4c: e the fart that streets and avenues|, The large structure (number 10) next to the railroad between and Cherry Streets later became it had had little connection Jones Dr. J. L. Ga.:: dns, Thoma

War period and remained a domi- CAPT. J. C RICHARD in the old "original town" were j Madison and Call Is the old Commercial Hotel part of I the location of a large brick residence with the outside world. Supplieswere I Hemingway, J. J. Sparkman,

nant business firm here for almost and hotel combined, known brought down from Jackson- Joseph
Pioneer Merchant 'laid off in relation to the railroad. t which lot still standing and known as the Bradford House. I its, Alvarez, S. S. Weeks, am:
30 years. the Kentucky House. ville by boat to Middleburg. and W. F. Bowen.
rather than in conformance>> : with At the railroad tracks and Madison Street the building numbered I
1857 -The first post office was ( Col. John Hodges. Starke's first then relayed to Starke by mule or The
section lines or other geographical | 16 cotton time had
was a gin. come they
established in Starke with George ley Lake near the present locationof i(railroad agent, about this same ox team over a tortuous wagon thought, for
considerations. Thev were made : The barn-like structure the railroad in ceater the thriving
Gold large facing time built dwelling East Call young
W. Cole as postmaster. Humphreys Corporation.And I a on trail. Farmers likewise, had to village to
1857 -I. D. McKinney purchased i the most prominent of the 'I.to nm parallel and at right angle 'I of the picture, was the depot, with the oft-mentioned "wharf" St.. which was soon purchased and haul their cotton to Middleburg officially a town.
the tracks. I i (I Accordingly on
to May 29
I'I'I 1876
40 acres in South Starke lying I three -- Fort Harlee was on i running alongside of track. I enlarged and occupied for a num- I for shipment by boat to markets election was held an
roughly between the present location I the north bank of the Santa Fey I Since the earliest residents of To the right of depot, at Call Street and railroad (building iber of years by Capt. John I in the North. I not to decide whetheror

of the S.A.L. tracks and Water River just west of the present I the little village included more i II I number 19) was the old general merchandise store of Richard j!Richard, Pace's partner and C'I But the railroad changed all slate incorporate and to electa
I I ,, of officials.
Street. route of U. S. 301. This latter 1 people from South Carolina than'': & Pace. I j family. I i Forty-two
that. Now the merchants could I
persons voted
1858The famous Fernandina fort also saw use in the War Between i another state (Georgia wa i I | in the historic election
Across Call from Richard & Pace was the three-story brick Where the Florida Bank at their
receive direct from
second it is not surprising tha j I goods I and all 42 voted in favor of
to Cedar Key railroad reached the States. J! !
i' building known as the Jerry Johns brick block. The building Starke now stands was a dwelling Jacksonville by rail. Cotton gins incorporation.
its 'the town was called Dr. J. L. Gaskins
Starke midway point on The old show a' Starke it.
same maps burned in later years and was rebuilt with only one story. .house erected by Leaston A. were soon in operation here and was elected
I the first
course from the Atlantic Ocean to trail road 'honor of Madison Starke W'lln'j mayor.
east :
or running Perry
wagon OB the northwest corner of Madison and Thompson Streets sawmill operator, in 1 farmers no longer had to make :
the Gulf Mexico. 'Governor of Florida Reading the list of
of and west from Fort Crabbe to Fort from 1S57 to I electors
(across from present Coca-Cola plant) was the site of the first Wm. Hollingsworth. an early the long haul to Middleburg to .qualified
1858--James Pickles an English Van Cortland. and from Van Cort- 1S61. Governor perry was bornin I at that time one won-
house built in I Starke physician, built a home on sell their lint. Salesmen (called
Starke. The original log house had been replacedat .
engineer purchased 40 acres in j land down to Harlee. Also shown i iU South Carolina in 1814 and his ': ( ders what had happened, in the
the time this made the frame house which 'I.the opposite corner the site presently "drummers" in those days) found
is drawing was by brief
the west-central section of road-trail i mother span of 16
I a lengthy running was a member of the McGriff's off only years to
now Starke. lying north and south I north and south from around Mic- ,]prominent Starke family of that i i I still stands as the residence of Mrs. A. A. Durden. ,I occupied by appliance Starke a convenient stopping (those first 138 persons enumerated

of Pratt Street. Two blocks to tbe is the old Red Man's store. ,point in its midway location between ,in the 1860
I anopy up into Nassau County. state.: Perry came to Florida'. right on Thompson i About the same time Allen census. Only one name
| Fernandina and Cedar Key.
1559--Ceorge W. Cole obtained 'This road passed midway between where he settled in Alachua Coun- Hall (number 3)). present site of Starke's City Hall. !Geiger built I :appeared on both lists that of
a store and house
title from the Government to the ;Sampson and Kingsley "Ponds," 1 tv and became a leading planter. At Call and Walnut Streets on the present site of Florida !The town took on a more cosmo- Daniel W. McRae. In two or
40 acres now known in legal descriptions -',which would place it in the vicinity midway between the present bank ],politan atmosphere. i'(three other
';His administration saw the final Bank at Star},. was the large general merchandise store of \corner and Mitchell's Store i instances the same
as "Original Town of ,,,of what was later to become settlement, of the boundary dispute J. G. Alvarez (number 18-30 in photo). Drug Progress was slowed of course family name appeared although
and sold to Thomas Dillon, another
heart of by the outbreak of the Civil Warin .
the i
Starke comprising Starke. with Georgia, and the ex- Across the street (present Canova Pharmacy location) was merchant. Dillon built the member listed in the original
the business section. | It is obvious therefore, that this early a 1S61. Many of the young men
pansion of the railroads. box-like store building of Tom Hen ngna)'. This structure was home this about 1859. 1860 census was gone or deceased.
1360-First census on record !location: even in those early days ; on property j jI jleft: to fight for the cause they
The first: street in the new | also used as an early courthouse.At After his death his wife ,Apparently at least 30 of the 33
showed 133 roamed the and John C. '
with figures for Starke when Indians still land. i considered just Capt. ''original
town was used both for business Walnut and Jefferson Streets location of i families listed in the
(present married and, Mrs.
person living in the village. I was a "crossroads" and as such : Hoyt. Richard of the Richard & Pace ,,1860
and residences. It is still the Woman's Club) the Starke Male & Female Institute, the operated the store and 1 census had left the com-
1865-First map was published ]I was destined for future growth and was occupied firm organized a company (Co. A, .!.munity
town. main business artery of Starke and town's first public school.A the house for many years. j ilOth by 1876 an indication
recognizing Starke as a |\ expansion.With 'i I Florida Infantry) that foughtjwith
1876 --Starke was incorporated I the end of the Indian fighting :known, as far back as records go. block behind this was the original Starke Baptist Church, I Also in 1859 John Bergheim. i distinction in the bloody four perhaps, of the unrest and uncertainty -
I '
by unanimous vote of its citizens. I i! in the mid-1840's this country 'as Call Street. In those days it on same site as present church.At !|originally from Germany but who I years of civil strife. of the Civil War period

1881First plat of the city was became attractive to settlers who (j'extended only from the railroad the far end of Call Street, about where American Legion !I'came here from South Carolina i Starke. apparently escaped the followed.and the Reconstruction days that

made and recorded. I' came down chiefly from Georgia ,to about the present courthouse J I erected a store at the corner at that I
Home now is, was the Orange College (large two-story structure ravage was brought
inStarke's seek their site. It was named for another' Call and site'! | A :year before its
These are the high spots and the Carolinas to j Thompson now the I incorporation
I i of the South during period
with This school in
cupola) was an early private run connection -
early history as far ast J fortunes in the newly-admitted man prominent in Florida history of Stump's. He also built a residence J '!Starke had received another boost
I i although Volume III of "South in
: with the Christian Church.
actual dates are concerned. The i.State of Florida, which joined the |!-Richard Keith Call third and ; behind the store. In later ,when an election was held and the
less 1845. i'fifth territorial Governor (1835- i| All of the orange groves shown In above picture were killedin the Building of Nation" speaks people of Bradford
rest of the story is more or ,Union in {years this house was owned and ,of raiding party passing through | County by a

based on speculation. i Most of the first white settlers..40; 1S41-44)! I the freezes of 1895 and 1899. I occupied by Capt Burroughs a'Starke a in 1862.: There is no record ,narrow margin of 46 voted to

Faded maps dating back to 18391|I came to this area for one of two Other land "patents", embras- railroad section foreman and is ,nf damage or other unpleasant incident ";move the courthouse from Lake

show that three forts used in the I|i I purpose: to engage in some workj\ing most of the area now included I II (I I Rachel Board, and Win. M. Fox. ,in The Telegraph in 1S87. the, still standing today the residence -: on that occasion. Butler to Starke. The county

Semmole Indian War were locatedin related to the lumber or naval i im I the corporate limits of Starke ;They paid only $2.50 per acre for .first building erected in the town i of Carl Ritch, plumber. I I Starke suffered like the rest of records were moved here and a

this immediate area. There was stores industry. or to establish ||were obtained from the Govern- !j their holdings. All the land in ;jof Starke was a large "double-log", This is all that is known about the south during the trying period i courthouse headquarters set up

Fort Crabbe on the east bank of i homes and raise cotton, the only I iment in 1861 and 1862. Besides ',the "Original Town of Starke", j house built by Wm. Edwards Sr. the very earliest construction inj!! "Reconstruction", but the town i I tin the Tom Hemmingway building

New River about midway betweenwhat i i "cash crop" of this area in thosedays. :jC I 'le. Reddish McKinney and i now the heart of the business fin cooperation with John Brown.: I Starke. I'jof continued to slowly, of at Call and Walnut Streets, now

is now New River Station and I ,, ,Pickles, other purchasers of these !fsection, cost Geo. W. Cole a hundred ;jit was erected on the lot at the! In the few years between arrival course until grow by-1875 it had Worthington Fort VanCortland It frontier I
Springs. was truly a countrythat This
first: -toacretracts was the of
dollars. beginning
L. I northwest
were corner of Thompson l of the railroad in 1853 and reached a population of some 400.
was southwest of Kings-
greeted those first rugged; Flemming. Laura De Thompson. According to an article published and Madison Streets (now occupi l war
,.the outbreak of the Civil in An influx: of new citizens had! (Continued on page 3))





Tobacco Worms UnwelcomeAt I .' '.>.',--_.. '".0'1'..".-..-.:(;;:L., :...',."...'-,,- <, Orange College Brought StudentsTo

.:} : :- 'o.,,

Old Starke Institute I II I. .',"."' '"',' ,".. 1j. < J! Starke From Far And WideI

I ...
By Betty Jo Woods ,
E i ..t: '
a church-going ,
The old Starke Institute stood i' Prof. G. C. Looneythe (inset bt'owas one of people having congregations have felt mighty important or
Until the late 1870's the children of Starke had to dependon where the \\Oman's. Club stands 1 I best known zStarke's beloved principals of of various denominations .mighty lonesome up on the stage
small "in-the-home" schools for what little education they today. It housed Starke'selementary :?: early scho 1. A respected educator with neat church buildings. ill by himself.
I Society is good, consisting of
received. and high school I' 44I: :. ; j jI and disciplinarian, he advertised that "tobac- But soon after 1910 it was obvious -
people from
The teachers thorough but had littleto every section of the '
early that
until first brick building was i i : co worm and lil bertines should san their Union. the town was outgrowing -
work with in comparison with the modern school plantsof constructed in 19 It. I : 1 money and stay away from the Starke the old frame school
today. Among these pioneer educators were a Mrs. Brown, II I I Dfl': ,. ": stitute. The faculty will be complete, II house.
giving not
who taught in her home on Walnut Street, Mrs. '\Captain"Jones +I -- """-1' ', '' collegiate only a comprehensive I' Saturday July 5, 1913 was an

who also taught at home, -- .- "' .... InSl course, but special at- eventful day in Starke
I when freeholders
1887 contained the following ; : ,, ; : tention will be given to 14 -
such industrial I
hada :: : -
John Darby, who .. ,., + ?' ; "'. \ went to the
polls and
and 'names: J. P. Bennett (who later .L / : > : : ..'' -., studies as typewriting, I
school in the old : ':...., : "' : rated 115 to 44 in favor of
small private '
'I ; .. telegraphy,
and became sheriff); R. A. Clyatt (a I -1"._, ,''',-' '. phonography music j for
-- a new
house at South Thompson ;& <<;< ".>'-;'" vocal $30,000>> school buliding
Flor- ," : and instrumental
farm lad from Providence); ";t ; drawing, 1 to be
now occupied by on nine
acres of
Madison I painting
of the .
ence McRae pioneer ,
time /!
At one ) I property fronting
Durden. on
A. A. i Temple
Mrs. Tom, Fannie, and The fall
house had an ell extension on ; session will enbraee j.Avenue and lying between Eighthand
(Willie (children of October
Hemmingway November and Decem- Ii
which was used as Ninth (now
side Washington)
the north Thos. Hemmingway, an early her, the spring session January, I,Streets. This is the
a school room. j'Starke merchant Archibald I 8 11 February. now
) : March,
which can April and May. 11 used solely for the high school.In .
The first institution Jones, Walter Reddick, and Willie Primary class
up to 4th Reader, its
a "public school"be ( ; i I July 18, 1913 issue The
considered Townsend. per mo. Sl.OO.Intermediate I''Telegraph
old Starke Male and proudly announced that
was the Institute, which waswas I When Orange College openea class, Arith., "the structure will be of the
Female in 1877. It in for the 1886 session Prof. Young Gram.. Geog.. etc. $2.00. I.Gothic style of architecture, soft-
established Comer L. PeekSoved I taught natural science in the nor- Common School Course $3.00. ened with some Moorish features
year from Green Cove ,mal department, and Prof. J. I. I Collegiate, Algebra Science, I two stories and basement. 126
to Starke he had taught a(!Hopkins taught the classics and =Crik Languages. Higher :Mathematics, feet frontage. 75 feet wide at the
where .
to I[higher math. Other teachers etc $4.00.Board ends the central front being
Sort while after moving recessed
from Boston Ga. He !were W. T. Thomas professor r a' t A: in excellent families at 15 feet. From the rear will
the first principal of the instruments, vocal music, and ?10 to $12 per month. spring an L in which the auditorium -
became Institute. elocution; Miss Mary B. Brown, For any additional information will be located. spacious

Starke locatedin intermediate department, and Miss address the principal Prof. Geo. enough to seat 600 people. The

This: first school was ot Ellen Davis, primary r r1. Looney, or J. Chas. Richard, building will be equipped with
a building at the Streets corner', the I Tuition per month varied in the secretary. electric lights, sanitary plumbing,
Walnut and Jefferson (different departments. The Primary and "
heating apparatus.
Starke Woman's Hon. J. L. Gaskins, President.
present site of the I fee was $1.50; Intermediate 9': The school actually moved to

Club. Trustees of the Institutewere |$2; and Higher $3. ._...3t With the coming into greater I its new location for the 1914-15
Richard, L. C.
Capt. J. C. At the 1883 session Miss Sophia prominence of the public school i iterm.i .

Hull. Comer L. Peek, J. Ellery i,Durer taught instrumental music --\-tem. many of the old private From the modest $30,000 build-

Davis, and John Hull.A for $3 per month (12 lessons). -,h-iois dwindled away, and Orange i ing that seemed sp grand 40 years
well-known private educational Other teachers listed for the "liege! seems to have suffered ago, the Starke school has con-

.institution was established |11883 session were: Mrs. S. J. M. hat fate. The building that tinned to grow and expand its
here 1881 and enjoyed a good i Duncan and Miss J. E. Bruton. 'r i usecl it later burned. I facilities until today its physical

repatat "n among early educators |lOver at the Starke Institute in The Bradford County .High I plant valued at a million dollars.
the 'ate. This was the so-
n I the same year, 1883. Prof. Peek school continued to do business at i Instead of graduating classes ot
raUed range College or Orange|was offering "Classical and Scientific the old stand for more than 20 one and two, commencement ex-
:Acade*- as it was designates '
Courses, French and Music; vears Graduating classes were ercises in recent years have foundan
In some early advertisements. ,also Preparatory THERE'S A STORY IX THE STEEPLE of the old Starke churches, who were sure that the old frame building was on small in those
Department"I days and there are average of from 60 to 80
It wi* established by Prof. G. I with tuition of $5. $6. and $8 I II Institute. On the eve of April Fool's Day, 1909, a few of the fire. Needless to say the meetings at both ('hurchesere completely |several accounts in The Telegraph I Seniors claiming their "sheep-

P. Yor! j in a large, two-story i I per quarter of ten weeks "aocord-i more imaginative male students limbed up into the steepleand broken up. where elaborate commencement skins."

fctrnctu o on West Call Street j mg to grade." Music per quarterof I set off several fusees (flares) that they had purloined from Exact date of above picture is unknown, but its great exercises were held for a graduating Starke can be proud of its

about v*. "re the American Legion ten weeks was $10. In addition the railroad. It happened on a Wednesday night during Prayer age may be judged by the size of the spindley young oaks which class that numbered two oreven school. It has kept pace with the

home Y;' "' stands. At about the I this school offered the serv- Meeting hour at the Methodist Church, just across the street had become giant trees before they were rl'mo"t'd'eral years one lone senior who must town.

same t."e :Mr. Young's brother, |laces of Rev. Wm. Moret (M.E.C. from the old school, and also at the Baptist Church, a blockto ago. Students on the ground and in the balcony comprisedthe I
Prof. V B. Young, started the late
of Nimes
France, as Classi- the \\est. The fusees burned with a brilliant red light, entire Starke elementary and high school of that day .
Lake X' "arre Academy at Hamp cal Tutor.
and spread consternation among the worshippers at both (probably before 1900)).
ton. 0.of the Youngs had a Students of both institutions Congratulations Bradford County Telegraphfrom I
red bea'l and the other a black I were advised that board could be
ititute under the guidanceof ;take charge of the school.
beard, o the children soon came obtained with the principal or in was j
to dist" uish between them by (private home at $2.50 per week, 4 Prof. George Looney, one of : "We know Professor Looney as !

calling line "Mr. Red Young" and "not including washing and iron- I the outstanding and most respected SCHOOL DAYSBy :a hightoned Christian gentlemen Sit t
the otV- "Mr. Black Young." ing." educators of the day. He I a profound scholar and as a teacher !? Saptist Srarmt

Oran" College was established I When Orange College closed on Ii IiI was the father of Mrs. S. F. Ham- Mary Armstrong McGill ; of the highest grade. As a 1

here in "mnectlon with the Chris-(June 10 1887 for the summer !rick, who later ran a kindergartenin Lake Helen, Fla.There's :disciplinarian Prof. Looney is un- i Bradford County's First
vacation )j Starke for many years, and I excelled. Both mentally and '
tianrch the
which the Youngs, commencement exercises .
Prof. Looney was the grandfatherof morally his pupils show the impress Religious PublicationFirst
!* 4 lasted for
at the three A
organ same time. The nights. a smile in my heart and a tear in my eye
W. H. Nollman of ColonialInn. of the hand of
Mrs. i a genius in
schoolis chartered by the Flo- typical program consisted of rec- When I think of old school days at Bradford High. this : issue published in
his chosen January
rida I" 'slature itations, drills, music, professipn.
on Feb. 27, 1883, dialogues
And dear school mates of I
my long ago, We 1953, and now boasts circulation
and f church received its calisthenics, and a play, for which' Education to Prof. Looney wasa can assure every one de- a of
chart 'he same year. a charge was made. 'I serious matter and he didn't And how I used to love them so. :siring to educate their children 2,600 copies per month. Printed by

Trr "oung school made a spe- Competition between the two mind saying so in the public press. The old frame school house, painted white !, that this school is situated in a Editor Bob Gray The Telegraph.

cial jwal to out-of-town students i I schools must have been keen. :His advertisements in 1886 gave The happy faces, sweet and bright; beautiful and attractive locality,
and'fly came here to board I ,judging from the extensive ad- the following views on the subjectof Sometimes I even hear their feet :noted for its healthfulness, there Subscription price 50c per year.

durinu the school term from othereel' vertising they did in The Tele "discipline": having been a period of seven
As used to scramble for seatAnd
:' -'''!s of the county, and even i graph. In its April 10, 1886 advertisement "We rigidly enforce good order, a )years with an average daily attendance EDITORIAL OFFICE 426 S. McDUFF AYE.
but in such that it is pleasantand how our voices used to ringIn : in our public schools of
from is far away as Cedar Key,, the Starke Institute I way :1
where schools were inadequate at t; went so far as to offer a discount'on profitable to good pupils the morning songs we loved to sing! 300, in which there was not a JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
galling and oppressive only to a I single death. The citizens of
the t'ne. tuition to families with four I "Those beautiful days" "sweet evening bells"-
children. bad one. Parents who do not Staike are moral and law abiding, ,
An Orange College honor 1 I or more "Sweet summer's gone away" I
appearing In the Telegraph ir I L In the mid-80's the Starke In- wish their children goverened are
I can see that room and hear those songs I '-

.3 As if 'twer yesterday.And -

then the joys of recess time .

With all a-standing in a line

To jump the rope or dance in glee

As we sang "Green grows the willow tree."
e} MODERNin : _

t The'teachers who reigned with.rod and.rule r.

In this beloved Starke High School : _

Were Professor Peek, :Miss Loca Sweat,

every respect. Miss Ellen Davis, I'll never forget! _
And the boys and girls I used to knowIn

-=- \ those happy days of long ago.

There was Ethel Hackett and :Murla Weeks -

How often we would share our seats;

Debbie and Julia. Cassie and Linnie,

.- Mary Jane Sapp and Tessie :McKinney;
Jr'.."- .. '. 1, I Ii
.. : > Florence Witkovski and Bessi.- Haynes,
i, .... >' : Eva Mueller and Inez Swain,

Freida. Anna. and Martha Raue,

t Eva Truby and Dora Shaw.

That lively pair Bert and Will Wall,
A rr And a Raue boy (I think 'twas Paul)

I II I Percy and Darby and Tate and Joe,

t And many others I loved them so.

I I All of you who used to know

That old school house of long ago
bw I Will have;, a smile or a tear in your eye MODERN TOGETHERMany

And a place in your heart for Bradford High:

,, w+nG And our dear old schoolmates .

So have I. old timers may recall those early I

I "tin lizzie" TOM'S TOASTED PEANUTS trucks.

I They look pretty comical today, compared with 1

I'J I'i i,I J requested not to send them to our !' 1,640 and the negro 370. There the modern silver TOM'S trucks that serve Starke
:school. Young rowdies and were 56 teachers who received
i I :! with fresh TOM'S TOASTED PEANUTS. But
I drunkards, and libertines, and to- annual salaries totaling $5,845.
bacco worms will save traveling I The county superintendent receiveda at the time they were the latest thing on the road.

expenses by not coming to enter salary of $300 per year, and the 9

You'll see a lot of old scenes in this issue of the I''our The school.faculty" for the 18S5-86 term,I,school total board of $276 members for their were year'ssenices. paida It is still. as always our aim to gin you,

I our customers, the best in fresh wholesome con-
beginning August 31 was an-
Telegraph and how funny many of them lookto nounced as follows: j I I Bradford County High Schoo, fections made, and delivered to your stores by

George C. Looney, A.M. Prin- .under the name it still carries toIday the most modern equipment available.
us today. We enjoy seeing the old sights, I cipal. came into being in 1891. Announcement -

1 l Tate Powell. MD. Teacherof was made in the
but we wouldn't want to go back to those days Anatomy. Physiology etc. j March 6 issue of The Telegraph ol Thanks to you the citizens of Starke, for

I Rev. J. A. Castel Teacher of that year as follows: allowing us to grow and progress with you for the

and give up our modern conveniences. For in- I Penmanship and Bookkeeping. BRADFORD COUNTY past 30 of your 75 years andCONGRATULATIONS

Mrs Geo. C. Hamm General HIGH SCHOOL

stance the great convenience of modern dry I Assistant. Starke, Florida

:Miss Janie Looney Principalof TO YOU ALL
The above school has been
cleaning. Have ever thought how difficultlife I Preparatory Department.
you '
I Ie
chased and is now controlled by a THIS IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY!
:Miss Mel Lewis Principal

would be without it? And we are proud I Music Department.Mrs. ,I 1'Company and professional consisting of men the of business th<- I
K. D. Ivy Principal Art
I town of Starke who have the inclination .
that we are equipped in our modern plant to I Department.The I the ability and th

Florida public school system '!means of making it the mosl

bring you the best. I started back in 1869 and the 1870 {Ipractical and thorough school ii I

II report for the state shows that |the State. The buildings MERRILL EDWARDS Ij

Bradford County had a county i,been remodelled throughout ute
school superintendent and an or-
I I such manner as to make n j
ganized school board. I both commodious and elegant SUB-DISTRIBUTOR

I Albert J. Russell state super- !(,style, with an eye to convenient e. TOASTED PEANUTS I
intendent of public instruction, re-
and comfort especially. Starke, Florida (
ported in 1887 that Bradford Coun-I.
I They have had the Institutiorj PEANUT
Ij ty had 51 schools, 42 of which BUTTER SANDWICHES I
j j 1 incorporated and have succeed< If
were white. It should be remembered f
that Bradford then included in securing the services of Professor DELICIOUS CANDIES i

tie area that is now Union Coun-/ G. C. Looney, the famoiL .

ty. The white enrollment was (Southern scholar and educator, tt J

If I

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x We are entering upon our fourth year of successful operation in Starke and ,

fri'' would like to take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation for the
E warm manner in which we have been received by the Community and

,,< .. made to feel at home. We believe that we are making a worthwhile con
tribution to this entire area by providing nice, clean work for many who

would otherwise be unemployed. We have expanded our plant since com

.. ing to Starke and, if economic conditions warrant, we plan continued expansion -
AWARD in the future. We appreciate the good will of the Community and
This beautiful trophy was award. assure you we will do our part to help build a greater Starke and Bradford
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the best in work and play clothes.

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DAD and HAPPY JIM Work and Play Clothes For Men and Boys LIL-DAD Dungarees, Pants, Shirts and Overalls For Boys .
JOLLY JEANS For Girls and Women COWHIDE BRAND Western Jeans For Men and Boys SILVER. SPRINGS Sport Shirts


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!i ....;-." ,.: .. _...... .,.... -- -- -.-- 'Butler. Lake- -- --m_
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; City reported two I
but it
negligible, served
'1f"- ., .; notice on
J. ,aK,. ",,-".' \ .. :t.-T <: inches !
The Freeze .. <,"4 "" <-. '':" ;i:vr of snow, and Gainesville one the remaining few growers that )
Big ""
:t. "':' : ::< :.! -':" :::"' inch. No official report was given the orange tree was better off
': ::' for Starke, but the fall here probably -f further south.
: .
;; was at least
i two inches, I' Today, in small groves throughout -
It Split The Orange Trees And Completely judging by old photographs. this region of Florida the

J.L .".,- ". Tallahassee recorded two below |orange tree may still be found
zero and the temperature in Jack- :flourishing. Many folks have -1
Changed The Economy Of Young StarkeBy sonville was ten above on the 13th. i I(tree or two in their back yards

sr The bitter cold in this area caused 'for family use and a few o'f the

Peter K. Crone chance to get ahead once more to I I is far south as Orlando, and in the snow to remain on the groundfor :old pre-freeze trees may still bo

Along about the time that long- I build a new house buy another''I''the West Coast settlement of I1 I fw 1 several days. ,found around Starke. Put the
I mule, invest in some more land. i Cedar Key the thermometer Most
staple cotton prices were down so stay- of the orange crop had !i orange tree as a money-makn;
low that it took a whole day's Boom days had also arrived for ed below freezing for three days already been harvested and manyof : product of the soil has gone South ,
the seller of crates, of tools, of Our little city, then a ;
picking to make a dollar, and old struggling trees were past the blooming for the winter, probably never to
fertilizer. The had foundits village of some 700-800 souls, I
man McCarthy had made enoughon orange was stage. Actual damage was return.CHILDREN'S .
his cotton gins to retire for home bringing wealth to a hard hit. The early settlers had

found that few, security to some, and povertyto gone in heavily for citrus and ... ; : a
six lifetimes, someone ,
many. there were more than 6,000 trees : "....
the orange tree also grew pretty = ..... '
within the ..,. -.
well in frontier Florida. A hard freeze striking at the corporate limits of .,.. .' "." .
town and thousands For the people of the land this state in 1835 opened a lot of more of nur- STYLES

was a welcome shower in a periodof eyes. Folks suddenly realized sery stock. Oranges were frozen J'a' ,x .. r,t? I
be- solid on the morning of January f ..oj".
hopeless drought. A young that their very existence was .,

orange tree was not very expensive ing threatened. Up until then the 12, 1886. } :.:" CHANGE TOO
A slow thaw and
tree had been without an a gentle rain
and could start a orange
anyone .
grove in those days with a handfulof enemy, for no bug, no blight, and left things a lot better off than L;.,..'< ..'.t.' <' ''f w .>J:

seeds.A no disease had seen fit to attack they first appeared. Leaves on &' :-: ..... ....,."'" '..........;;.a..po,,-,...' .'

new century dawned, a man the fragrant beauty. most orange trees had wilted, but .t..." ..' '. .....: .:It'. ".. '.... .:.. : T.....'. .. T-t- ;::. -. 4
only the *
from Virginia named Tom Jeffer- The years passed. Florida joinedthe i those in bud very had young trees and 'Lo... ---'-', ." "' -- __- f. ... ..... ....--...._.. ..;

son became the third President of forgot Union about in Jack 1845, Frost's and everyone warn- I I damage. suffered irreparable II DOX'T LOOK NOW!;But, believe it or not, this is the scene that greeted Starkeites on the morning of i

the United States at the age of More than February 14, 1899. It was the straw that broke the
before. 50 years had passed camel's back of the struggling joiO.g citrus industry !
58, and war with England seemedof ing years I '
little concern to the few settlersin Then, in the second week of since the first big freeze in 1835, in this area. This is the view looking west from the corner where the Magnolia Hotel stands

Florida. Below the border that January, 1886, Jack returned witha I but it was only eight years until now. That's the old Baptist Church in right background, on the same site as the present First Baptist j I .

marked the state of Georgia, vengeance. The effects were at the third terrible cold wave pushed edifice. The well-wrapped gentleman in middle of the street is a former Starke major, Count \on i .6 .,
the same time beautiful and de- !into Florida, earning for itself a Kirn. -....
trees began to with
orange mingle
the virgin pine. vastating. In Tampa there was [i place in history and the unchal- I i i,

This was a new livelihood a I[snow, children were ice skating I lenged On Christmas title of "The day Big of Freeze.1894 I tI Weather-conscious townfolk be- fruit once more, but it would mean soil, doing without most of the I

nc gan watching the skies again when years of waiting, of caring, and It wasn't
one gave a thought to the weather I things that seemed within their so long ago that little boys were
and the temperature sat at ,The Telegraph brought news, ear- of half-starving in the process. rasp just a few months before. I

l comfortable 55 degrees. By the a ly in February, of the coldest Ironical indeed seemed the prediction Some folks cut down their trees I dressed up like little Lord Fontleroy and
The weather in years in the North, !.j of a Telegraph editor who ,and sold them for firewood, Only :'
128th Telegraph was
carrying with temperatures of 30 below I had written back in 1883: "In !a aIa to discover that some were still
of a blizzard little all lookedlike
( great in the few girls ( Alice in {ollder--
: years every man with an and have lived if .
i East, with readings of 20 below I I green might

II'zero in in Louisiana Michigan.and Snow Alabama.was falling .ion! February 7th. ,will orange be grove rich." in Bradford County left Then in four the ground.years later on Valen- land. The styles have changed a lot since

Alarming j The following morning saw al- I I The classified ads were filled tine's Day in 1899, a few months
in. The next reports keep coming I'most every Florida temperature j!with farms and groves; for sale at I after the Spanish-American War then, but the children are just as sweet as
morning saw mer- |record broken. The had i giveaway prices. Starke wasn't''
mercury and the treaty at Paris old Jack
curies in
Columbia, S. C. down to I. I I
five degree and Northwest storm plunged from afternoon readingsin !.the only section of the county to' Frost made a final 19th Century : ever, and mothers take just as much pride
I the 50's to 20 degrees by mid- be thrown into a financial tailspinby assault on the orange lands of
warnings the ,
up along Florida ,
night. Sunrise found it almost the freeze there were many north-central Florida. i in them
coasts. I i dressing up to look nice. And
out of sight at Lake City with 8 I fine groves at Lawtey New River The Jacksonville Times-Union

The blast of arctic air rushed on I above. Palatka recorded 11 degrees I and elsewhere. A State directory ,& Citizen of Feb. 13 reported that : I
into know that de-
Florida. they
and I
settled down likea can
and Starke 13. I for 1881 there '
says: were 10.0001 a storm of sleet reaching the city

cat upon its helpless prey. I It was snowing in Tampa, :tearing orange trees in the County -'I about dusk the night before had
Anxiously-watched thermometers Ft. In I at that time; 200,000 more "inposition" the pend on The Ronnie-Donnie Store to bring
Remember The Good Old Days? skidded to all-time lows: 14 de- I;Clearwater, and Myers. gradually turned to snow as
:|Lake City the water mains had but not yet bearing; and temperature fell lower during the j i
grees in Starke, Gainesville and 'I them the newest in children's the .
;burst and people were skating in several hundred thousand nursery night. It was driven by strong wear at
; 15 degrees in Day- i the streets. In Atlanta, blanketed I stock. Most of the land around westerly and northwesterly winds i

SURE WE DO (tona Beach; and 21 degrees in St. with nine inches of snow, every- I Kingsley Lake in Clay County had and shortly before midnight the I most reasonable prices. {We l thank yell
Petersburg. There was frost at. I
also been settled northernerswho
once who could had improvisedsome by flurry settled down to a heavy ;
I Key West, and a man froze to I sort of sled and was enjoying invested heavily in groves fall of white flakes. It was Flo- :

death in Lake City. I a sport once limited to the in the hope of making their for- II rida's share of one of the worst i
catastrophe had arrived at hills of New England. tune in citrus. blizzards in history that swept '!
a time when much of the -
Sistrunk's has been in business in crop still hung on the orange trees.I Most of the growers were leav- Hundreds of these early settlers the country in 1899. RONNIE BONNIE STORE

ing the oranges that survived the sold their land or lost it to taxes Traces of snow were experienced
Fruit lay, often a foot thick, un-, I i
and December freeze on the trees until I and went back north in disgust. as far south as Fort Myers Avon ; MRS. VIRCJIE FLYNN
Starke time
a long, long icehope der the trees, spoiling, .
I smelling' the fear of frozen fruit on the :Many others remained and eked Park, and Titusville. The heaviest !

I and attracting droves of flies.., market had passed. Many others out a meagre existence from the recorded was four inches at Lake ,
to still be formallY Estimates
serving you placed the number ol had turned to vegetables in hopes
boxes of Florida fruit yet un f -- for the'I.
I at least breaking even
to invested at 2500000. Some said ;! ,
years season. But this second freeze
25 per cent might be saved.
took all. i

SEEDS FEEDSFERTILIZERS about Smaller Biggest trees the worry in trees,many as themselves.ever cases,, was had,:I I'|[was Damage almost to beyond every growing belief. thing'The When Your Doctor Prescribes

turst open and even the larger\. !!orange unseasonably trees, in warm the few weather weeks between of-

ones appeared scorched. It takes" I
the freezes, were budding
24 hours of below-freezing weather Viand" blooming and full of sap. I
to make an orange as hard
Now they split wide open, dripped i
as a billiard ball, but a few hoursof |
: sap, and froze again. j
temperatures below 20 degreescan
kill a tender tree down to its..1 Most of the orange trees in.1

SISTRUNK'SFEED roots This freeze lasted 41 hours. i I those early years of the industry !I II
beauties that ]
were huge
As the thaw came, Florida.1 i "
resembled a small oak in stature.
orange looked around and;
growers I
& SEED STOREStarke began to assess the damage. The, |They had been started from seedlings !

loss in oranges alone would prob- I not the budding process that
the short, bushy tree of I
ably be five million dollars, a 'produces
Florida (' with its branches drooping
tremendous amount if figured in today, I
1954 ratios. It was still too I to the ground on all sides. :Many ]' .
of them stood over 50 feet high
early to tell much about permanent i
at old Fort Harlee
and one giant,
damage to the trees. I I
southwest of Stat ke,
The plight of the railroads and a few miles
I to bear 10,000oranges I
was reported
the shippers and sellers was even }
in a season. These trees j
I more grave. Hundreds of cars ,

FARMERS HAVE DEPENDEDON I land boats would be left idle for usually began and bearing reached in maturity four or ,:!
five years
want of fruit to fill them, and |
I thousands of men those whose,I by their twentieth season. i i
finally came and 1
jobs it had been to buy and sell, I When spring I

OUR FIRM FOR THEIR I'to haul, or to operate the boats:I i a all bright the countryside, fresh green began, the outlines turning j,]iI : r,

and railroads would be out of I
[work. of the orange trees stood bleak ]
the sky. Row'
In most places there had been. and still against
I after row, acre after acre, mile
NEEDS SINCE 1930 little or no warning of the im after mile the barren branches I
pending freeze by the signal sere- '
ice. [of the early orange industry reach-{ He must know that you are getting the
Jed its arms toward heaven. j
February 2nd newspapers carried
accounts that the damage! I I For the farmer, the raiIr adman :

:. everywhere was not so bad as ha I the river-shipper, the hired'd exact drugs in the exact proportions that he

; been suspected. Budding was in I Brand| and the grove owner, the i iI !' a

I evidence in most groves. I'future looked bleak indeed. Some : is all of his efforts will be
'r r But the worst was yet to come,,. 'of I the trees would live to bear prescribing or ,


Immediately after the downpourof fish fry was very much enjoyed i

rain Tuesday an alligator was at Sampson Lake last Fri STORE enjoys such confidence on the part

[captured near the Andrews livery day night. Had supper and plentyof i

stable. Where it came from is fish. Those present were: Mr. of patients and doctors alike.

still a mooted question. Some ex- and Mrs. J. E. J. Wainwright, Mr.

// is a pleasure to have served you pressed the opinion that it had and Mrs. F. M. Norman Mr. and

found its way into town from one Mrs. J. S. Sapp, Mr. and Mrs.

of the lakes. Others contend thatit Bob Haislop, Mr. and Mrs. Jim 1

down through the years, and we pledge fell from the clouds with the' Alvarez, Misses Ella, Peaceula,

rain. A few persons even go so, ,Ruby, Lizzie Lottie, Mattie, Ellen I During the more than a decade that we

far as to say that they saw it and I Carrabelle Norman Inez, I II
ourselves to continue bringing you the hurling through the air and (Louise, Reba and Aileen Haislop,
have been the of this entire
thought at first that it was a.' Mary Wainwright. Pearl Freda, serving people

disabled airship tumbling to the Ruth Agnes and Louise Sapp,
same high quality seeds and ferti-
ground. (July 3, 1914)) Elsie Thomas. Erma Gainey. Mrs.
have built for
Annie area we up a reputation accuracy -
Martha Sapp, Gainey

lizers that have made our name a OMEN OF EVIL? I Messers. Percy and Otto Wain-

!wright. Levy. Lonzie, Clevy. Frank in prescriptions at most reasonable
A trio of meteors flashed across' and Russell Norman Fred Thomas, r

synonym for reliability since we were the sky over Starke Tuesday eve- Fred Haislop. Felix Sapp. Earl

ning at 7:30: o'clock, lighting up I Thomas. Owen Jacob, and Cecil I prices. We are proud of this reputationand

the whole dome of the heavens. Sapp. (June 1, 1917) ,i
established. Farming is far different One of the meteors was of unusual

size and brilliance and was ac- COUNTY PHYSICIANS I it will ever be our goal to maintain it

companied by two smaller bodies. PLAN FOR WARA

today than it was in 1879, but we have After their disappearance in the I
west, a low, strange rumbling was meeting of the Bradford County -i down thru the years.

heard for several seconds. The Medical Association was held
kept pace with the changes, and are phenomenon caused some alarm I I iin Starke Wednesday afternoon.

among the negroes and ignorant The meeting was attended by Drs.

white people, who regarded it as E. T. Campbell A. H. Freeman.J. .
ready to serve your needs now just as I
an omen of evil. (July 3, 1914) P. Tomlinson. of Starke. J. E.

Maines and Seeber King. of Lake

we were years SIGH FOR CIDERA Butler, E. L. Biggs, of Lawtey.
many ago.
and J. O. Phillips of Worthington. Koch StorePHONE
pathetic incident took place A resolution was unanimously Drug

near the depot Saturday after-, adopted pledging the members to

noon when Sheriff Epperson take care of the practice of any

transferred many gallons ol. I member who may be called to the
BROWNLEE & CHASTEEN "grape cider" from a yellow bar-front I during the war turning

rel into the gutter. Several by.
over to his family one-third of the 53
standers could hardly restrain, proceeds of the practice so long

Starke, Fla. their tears, for "grape cider" is no I as such member holds a commission -

slouch u a substitute for "pop I lower in rank than majors I

skull" (July 1, 1917) .! (Jane 1, 1917) .



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And Masquerade Picnics Were Balls, *[ r .- t"t

Favorite PastimesBy \
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Bobbi Jackson 4 21:: / i vi
Remember the good old days of
political picnics, "grand excur- ; I ;
sions" from Waldo to Palatka, ; ;.yT + i

Sunday afternoon rides in a "hug- # .. ,
me-tight", and long walks downto !
Creek? '-.' i
Alligator .
That's what they did for amuse- .. It
ment in the days when Starke was
young before movies, and !

television, and automobiles, and Y
had to make '
funny books. They s ,
t N
their own fun in the "good old

days", and they had a good time

doing it.
But all the fun wasn't confined

to quilting parties and afternoon 1

strolls, by any manner of means.
Costume balls were the order of

the day and a society writer i in

the March 31, 1888 issue of the l ALLIGATOR CREEK BRIDGE was a popular gathering spot on Sunday afternoons in the 80's and here we see a

old "East Florida Courier" (one of fashionable gathering of homefolks and tourists in the winter of 1888. Lady in the pony cart at left is Mrs. E.
The Telegraph's early rivals) devoted Strong, while standing in front of her is J. \V. Rowland. Seated the creek bank
on from left to right, are harry XO, THIS ISXT A PHOTOGRAPHER'S TRICK! The picture's on the level, for it
the was quite the custom half
a column to describing Rowland, Mrs J. M. Truby and son, Joe, Eva Mr. and Ethel a
Truby Byrd Next
at one Sternburg. gentleman unidentified. century ago to stage a carnival in the middle of Call Street. After all, there was no auto traffic to
worn about and
costumes ,
elaborate such event by such "gallant and Grouped on the bridge (left to right) are: Mrs. Rowland, Mrs. Syd Sternburg, Mrs. Wilbur, Jessie Strong, Mr. Klein- horses were all hitched safely around the corner. This gay scene is at Call and Thompson. The worry store

gay gentlemen" as W. E. Davis smidt (keeper of Commercial Hotel), Emma Truby, Mrs. Kleinsmidt, Freida Zeir, and Fred Rowland. at left is now occupied by Sam Rosenberg &: Son. building

T. A. Knight Thomas Wall_ Gen._ .
B. H. Jones! Wesley Hodges, (;
von Kirn. Dr. Chace, Orion 01'1 I ing excursions that were so
and Mr. Heiberger. The latter 1 popular in the days before automobiles

we are told wore an outfit trim- and hard roads made
med with "moire antique buttons. j I every man his own means of J

ornaments and Chesterfieldian nansportation.
politeness. Local organizations would spon-

In those pre-jitterbug days, the I -or excursions as a way of raising::
square dance, waltz, and schottische !: honey. for their club or churl'h thI
were all the rage. Girls ;j'lojects. The Redmen, a leading ;
did not dance with their dates the -et'ret order here in the 1880', ana 1Lx'r

entire evening and, if a gentleman 90's. used to promote excursion
wanted the privilege he io Cedar Key, St. Augustine. ana
signed the young lady's dance rnandina. They would charter +

program.But I tie t train and all profits would an :
social activity must have '11 the organization. The adlepolild !- 1

had its ups and downs, even in pack a picnic lunch and HI t

the Gay Nineties, or why woulda +. h!'":vr+ 4. -....,'- :. '-. ..... together it would be quite a da -
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Telegraph editor in 1891 have One of these outings was announced '- 4
commented, somewhat ruefully, CANE GRIXDIXGS have been popular through the years and still are today although the old horse I in the Oct. 24, 1884 issuer

we think, that: "Tiddley winks is I that turned the mill when above picture was taken, has been replaced by a circling automobile e of The Telegraph -follows: 44L

becoming the fad of the day traitor today. Scene above \\as photographed about 50 )faro; ago on the old John Pohm place (late, 'i "GRAND EXCURSION FROM

among society folks." I the Judge Gardiner farm) .west of :Starke on the Rnmnlee Road. Drinking cane juice is FrankHoover WALDO TO PALATKA VIA -

Private parties, weddings, and famous Starke photographer; negro man is Bill Gaines, a farm liana; next i, Mrs. Emily ''JACKSONVILLE, on Friday, Oct
socials formed the nucleus then, Tison, and little girl Verdie Sistrunk. 24th. Fare: round trip from a -. S
just as they do now, of social life I Starke to Palatka, 200. Train
in Starke. But the atmospherewas leaves Starke about ALL DRESSED UP AND XO PLACE TO GO, but a walk in the woods. Sunday afternoon strolls In
different. of by the hungry guests. :Mr. and her he paid for the pie at the I with the outdoor parties. On the ; 6:40 a.m.,
A typical party of Palatka, 4 groups like this were quite the thing in the. 1890's. This congenial included
I The of party (seated left to )
p.m. proceeds right
old described Mrs. Moon and daughter did every- i rate of a cent per pound of the 'Fourth of July the local business
was thus in an 1898 I the Excursion to aid in finishing Julia Wall, Will Hoffman, Alice Wall, Onille Husband, Eugene S. Matthews and Felix Witkoski.
Issue of the thing in their power to make the young lady's weight. Afterward men played host to the surrounding -
"A large and Telegraph: occasion an enjoyable one and the couple would eat the pie and countryside and their wives I the M.E. Church of this place." i, Standing ((1 to r) : Julius Adams, (next lady's name forgotten, but she was a milliner in T. A. Knight'1-

both old and interesting partyof judging by the praise of the young I enjoy the rest of the evening to- !would prepare the feast an On special Sunday afternoons store), Eddie Duncan, Kate Burroughs, Annie Matthews, Orrin Husband, and Ida lVitko\ski.
young people ds d'm i the 80's and 90's the .
gathered at the court house last people they succeeded in every :.gether. [spread it on long wooden tablein '! young !
Thursday night in to the particular." j For daytime entertainmentthere the paik. Some of the "guests"not men who could afford to do so i,
response would rent a hug-me-tight (com- f'When the morning wanes and the Then in the evening, the moon i
invitation of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Then there were the church were the inevitable picnics. [ only filled themselves, but Log,
Moon. A row of Japanese lanternswas j socials and the fund raising occa- ;Political picnics (Hn season), frequently brought along baskets: plete with horse) from one ofStarke's i iI noonday sun in the east Will jump to the center and

hung across to the ceiling, sions. Most popular among these, Fourth of July picnics, Sunday I and boxes and returned home take several livery stables and I Shines tco warm for the fisher- Peeps through the foliage at remains dance the clog
giving plenty of light for the oc .perhaps, was the "pie social.. I School picnics, and on ordinary I laden with "leftovers." I hug-me-tight was a for light a ride. A, man's fun, of the feast, First he, then me, till the moon

casion. The Baisden Brothers and Each girl would bring a pie she !days just plain picnics. Favo- There were fireworks for Independence I buggy We pull for the shore, mere under I Smiles at my friend, most feel- in her flight
seating only two,
I and had no I II
}(. Wall furnished excellent music !had baked with loving care. The I rite spots for these outings were Day and at the political [I Those who could not afford top. the trees ingly so, Warns us we'd better turn in

and the happy people danced like i pastry was placed on a rack with jlCingsley! Lake, Long Bridge, and picnics, the candidates for office i rental took their best girls buggy for a I We eat our lunch in the cool I As he picks soft music from his for the night.A .
they were on wages. an identifying number the dup- the city park on Church Street. i would make speeches, each aver stroll, with Alligator Creek bridge sweet breeze. old banjo;

"At 11 o'clock supper was an- I licate of the number held by the I Large wicker clothes baskets ring that he had come not for the i I the most popular destination point. I 1I With nice fried trout the And I, o'ercome by the music's
nounced and the beaux led the :girl who had baked it. The young :were filled with tempting baked )II express purpose of gaining votes, I A visit to "far away" Gainesville I fish finestof sweet power, simple life? Maybe. But a
fair dames to the People's Restau- ]men each chose a pie and set out (! but to join in with "the I -
ham fried chicken, potato people. or Jacksonville in the 90's was Hop on the sand and dance by satisfying one. And now we think
rant where an abundant I to find the who held the I The speeches went But I tell you the beer's OU1fa'orite
feast girl I pickles assorted pies and rakes, I on until dark I sure to be announced in the paper the hour, I we know why they called it "The
was prepared and largely partaken ]matching number. When he found :and other goodies that go along and the children would often and those who were fortunate dish! j Till he, from his seat on a fallen .Gay Nineties."

iwander off to amuse themselvesj ![enough to have attended the International I(i
j;while their elders listened intentlv ,
Exposition i in Atlanta
to the words' of the politicans. .. !11i I
i i I received run mention of their trip I II
Some children's games, like and their
impressions while there. !
Ring[ Around the Rosie have survived .I 1926
It I 1954What
was an eventful day for the
to the present day but ,
I little town when S. M. Alvarez ;:
others, '
apparently, have
gone the I
opened a skating rink here inI
hat.way of the bustle and the derbv 'I April of 1895, and this establish-I :- "" f";:? _' : : '
One of these games took its ment, located about where the I : :.
name from a chant that the children '
rear of Quigley & Davis lumberyard
t I sang as they joined hands'I
4 is now, became the center of
.. and formed a circle.
They sang:
I social activity for some time.
Old sweet beans and barley Skating in masquerade was con- S
grow, sidered great fun and Mrs. E. S. Xt1nhI
Old sweet beans and barley I Matthews remembers going there :
grow. as a girl with a friend, Betty ,

Ope the ring and choose one in 'I Gnospelius, both dressed as Little';

And kiss her when you get her !..Red Riding Hoods, complete with
in.Down. lunch baskets. I

I on the carpet you must Then, as now, hunting and fish- '
kneel ing provided great sport for those ,
Just as the grass grows in the :who liked the outdoor life. In
field. 1909 an observant Telegraph editor : '

Salute your bride and kiss her 4 commented: "Bullbat shooting is

j We Understand That This Is The Biggest Issue sweet, ]now! on with our sportsmen. This
And then arise upon your feet. j gullible and benighted bird is lured
to destruction by old hats thrownjp
A different child would be in the air. It comes to look at

Of The Bradford placed in the center of the ring I what, it thinks is a strange bug I I
County Telegraph
I 1 each time and the game would 1 md gets a load of No. 8 shot for
begin anew until everyone had IiI 'its pains.

I been given a chance to' "kiss her I But it was the fishing parties i

Ever Printed I sweet. I that provided the most fun and I Would Grandma Think
For the more adventure-minded comradship for "old cronies." Two I
youngsters there was an exciting of these Marion Johns and Mar-'t

little pastime, frowned upon by cellus (Sell) Wall waged a kind
parents and which undoubtedlyled of running battle of poetry t. ,i,, About Our New Drive In Service?

o to some woodshed sessions in tell of their marvellous feats with

the days when "permissiveness"and ,hook and line Sell won the )
"self expression" were still : battle when he induced his sister, i
I 3 far-away gleams in some pioneer I I I Mrs. Ursula Bessent to write the I Poor Grandma! Wouldn't she have heaved a

! psychologist's eye. following ode in the late 1890's: j jKIXG ,

We are proud to say that our business is growing biggertoo Those who partook of this de- I I I sigh of relief if she could have enjoyed the convenience -

and we are rendering bigger and better service every :. slip liciously off to exciting the railroad pastime and would lay to my FISHERMANDear heart are the trips I I of our modern drive-in laundry and

two straight pins crossways on the
day to the people in this area in supplying their lumber track. When the train passed over that I take J! dry cleaning service.
With the prince of good fellows Of course, Grandmawouldn't
the pins the children would run I
and building needs. Our town is experiencing gleefully and pick up their minia- out to the lake. 'I
a great
ture "scissors" the pins welded There's fun in the breeze; denyit I have had anything to "drive in" but a
who can I
building boom, and we are happy to be doing our part passing together train.by the weight of the" That once join forces with the II horse and buggy but even then her life would i

I King Fisherman!
( to make this building possible. If you want to be convinced In a different way the trains i have been much
were also a chief source of amuse- Off for the lake! Ho! for the lakes; I more enjoyable if she could

I ment for the oldsters of Starke. A loaded with
that our prices are right, just let us figure with you wagon things have been
The railroad "wharf" then run- that he takes I spared the chore of doing the family

ning along the west side of the Ices and beer, and good things toi
I on your next job. track between Call and Madison eat, laundry.

, Streets, was a kind of "town Me and my guns, and my dog
pump" meeting place where folks I Pete.
J gathered to watch the trains come
in and learn the latest bits of news Away to the lakes where fishes Our New Drive-In Service Has Had A .Wonderful Reception From
from the "drummers" (salesmen) abound,
8. T. THOMAS who were the 19th Curlew on the wing and quailon The Public
I runner of today's news Century commen-fore- the ground; and We Are Truly Grateful. "Keep It Coming!"

tator. Panther or deer, in morass or

"Meeting the trains" continued glen,
Are prey for the King of good
as a popular afternoon pastime I
LUMBER COft1PANY until the 1920's when the automobile fishermen.

began to take over and Never a trout too cunning for him

"riding loop around comprising the block"Call-, Walnut thepaved' To him throw in. out his line and hail STARK! DRY CLEANERS! & LAUNDRYPHONE l

STARKE, FLORIDA Washington and Cherry Old Grover himself don't hold the
I j Streets became the favored candles 28
i Sunday afternoon amusement: That beats the rod that my manhandles. STARKE, FLA.
1i 1 I Trains also provided the excit- .



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Churches Have Been Strong ForceIn Jid Papers Prove Starke Not Incorporated Until 1876;

Starke Since Earliest TimesBy I;I Dnlv., 42 Ballots Cast In That Fateful Election

Jean Arnn ,Richard and his wife Mary Morgan -I I fit Ancient yellowed documents porated was bounded on the south 'election, as shown by the official

who had moved to Starke' ecently unearthed in the office l'{ and southeast by Alligator Creek, poll list, were: A. H. Johns, W. F.
Starke has always been con- 'from Middleburg several years s1EJ .tii Herk of the Circuit Court, prov"onclusi.ely on the east by the "Old Lawtey :Bowen, T. Hemmingway. K. L.
sidered a "good church town" and I' that Starke was not Road" at Powell's :
previously. Services were held c commisary; on Adams, F. D. Hollingsworth J. MnJohns
the influence of the various de- until 1876. the: north section line between
somewhat irregularly until 1886 \ncorporated: by j Fredric Willis. Sandy
nominations represented here has when a frame church was builton 7 Previous histories of the town Hartmann's and Temple Motor Sanders, Andrew Albert Sr. Jack
been powerful through the yearsin Palmetto Street in the north ?i have given the date of incorporaion Court; on the west it extended Williams. G. W. Adams, J. Q.

shaping the destiny of the. end of town, just east of the as 1870. Actually, this fateful beyond the present L. A. Davis Adams, Alex Sanders, James Mur-

town. Whenever they presented I present home of Mrs. M. F step did not come until six and Edward Burns homes. Quitea rhea, Robert Albert, Britton
a united front, the churches sel- Brown. I rears later. large area for a little town of Mimms, S. B. Williams, H W.

dom failed to carry their point, as The land and lumber for this ) The newly discovered documents less than 500 population! Adams J. C. McRae. M. Hutch

was demonstrated in the prohibi- church building were donated by( a hand written/ in faded ink Included with the incorporation son H. C. Bowen, S. S. Weeks,

tion election of the early 1900's, Simon J. Temple, who was operating i = : v vere contained in a well-worn documents was the original tally I W. T. Dryden, j. j. Bowen. G.
and in their later fights on several if iling the inscription sheet that 42 ballots
a large sawmill north of town' envelope bearing showing were Hollingsworth, W. A. Bessent
occasions to prevent an election and was anxious for his family I Ier' : : "Papers in the matterif cast in the 1876 election and aU''Joseph Gaskins Andrew Albert

being held on the issue of once and his employees to have the _j L ,II) the Incorporation of Starke." 42 were in favor of incorporation! Jr., N. J. Jones, Dr. J. L. Gaskins,

again legalizing whiskey in Brad- benefit of a nearby church. f c Inside the envelope was a handwritten At that time there were only 49 G. W. McKinney, Joseph Alvarez

ford County. Under the leadership of Rev. \ notice of election, on old- qualified electors in the city, so I Dr. J. M. Jones, Dan'l. McRae
The oldest local congregation of M. H. Outland in 1898 the church I I1'ICKNICKIXG \I-st style ruled legal cap paper, signedy only seven failed to turn up at the I J. J. Sparkman J. M. Blitch. W.

which there is a record is that of purchased the present more central II Benj. E. Tucker Clerk of the polls and register a choice on this J. Thebaut, Ervin Johns, John

the First Methodist Church. This location at the corner of Wal I(Circuit: Court. This document important issue.A I Parker, Jasper N. Strickland M.
was established in 1863 when nut and Jefferson Streets. yr ead: slate of city officials was W. Brown and Kit Williams.

Starke was a husky infant of Seeing the importance of placing I "Notice is hereby given that on elected at the same time, and the I Another list contained in the

some six years. The first church the church nearer the center'j I 1 Monday the 29th day of May first mayor chosen by a landslide 'old envelope listed the entire 49

structure was a tiny one-room log of town, which had then grown I 4 UX 1876 all qualified registered vote, was Dr. J. L. Gaskins. The I'I who were qualified to vote in the

building on Church Street, about to a population of 1,000, Rev. C. : ,voters within the limits hereinafter tally in this one-sided race was: election. Those listed as qualified

where the Methodist parsonage W. White in 1906 led the relocation -I _- t i described are requested to J. L. Gaskins, 38; W. F. Bowen, i but who did not get to the polls
stands today. The pews were activities. j I IIIe neet at the office of the Clerk 1; J. C. Richard, 1. 1 I that day were: F. W. Simmons
divided for the men to sit on one A contractor agreed to move I I I rf the Circuit Court in the Town The selection of a City Clerk R. Turner, J. G. Alvarez. J. T.
side and the women on the other, the frame structure some half- '! 'Df Starke, Florida to decide byrote was likewise near-unanimous with Dillaberry Moses Mack Eli
as was the custom of that time. ', whether or not we Incorporate Simon S. Weeks receiving 34 votesto
mile to the new site for the sum I I Strickland and J. C. Richard.
Ministers of that early daydidn't said Town and elect officers each for J. M. Johns andG.
of $200.. After jacking up the IN TUB PARK was one of the delights of the early 1900's. This group includes members one
have to worry about any- I j tor the Government of the same. (Gib) Hollingsworth.But WHISTLES
building rollers FOR IT
their I and placing log and children of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Kiddies on front row are unidentified. The little girl I
one dozing during sermons, used "The proposed limits are as follows when it came to choosingthe
under it, the contractor a at left, with big bow of ribbon, is Aileen Alvarez and then across the second row: :Frank Lane Lillian !
because the congregation was Leo Canova is
( by one ] to wit: all that portion of first Town Marshall, voting a virtuoso of the
kept constantly on the alert by 'stump horse puller, to move operated the building Cason, Rawson Davis, Kathleen Alvarez, (blond girl unidentified), and Emma Powell against tree. ,Section 28 Township 6, Range 22 .was pretty equally divided with 20 rare art of whistling, and delighted -

hordes of fleas. It seems that down gray Walnut Street. When it Foursome standing at left includes Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoover, Don (the baby) and Cyrus (straw ;lying North and West of Alligator for W. A. Bessent and 18 for G. the audience at Hopson's

underneath the church was a had progressed only half the distance hat). Elderly trio in center is: Mrs. Emma Richard, and Rev. and Mrs. Frank Holnian. Young minister at ,Creek, and the NE 1-4 and SE 1-4 I Hollingsworth.The Theatre on Tuesday evening witha

favorite resting place for the pigs in a week's time, two irate right is Mr. Hedrick. Back row (I to r) Etta Hoover, Mrs. Kate Davis, (the nest two ladies unidentified I of NE 1-4 Section 29, Township five Aldermen elected com- few selections. With piano accompaniment -

that roamed at large in those citizens secured an injunction ), and Mr. Curry, who \\as studying under Mr. Hedrick.led. 6. Range 22; also one acre in the prising the first City Council and this sort of musicsounded

days and the wide cracks in the against the moving and progresswas NE corner of SE 1-4 Section 29, the number of votes received by very well, though Leo
church floor permitted the pesky Township 6, Range 22." each were: Joseph Alvarez 39, does not claim to be perfect in it
halted for a week until, un- Col. C. L. Peek and son, i iCarlyle ices were held in the new church. Suwannee Presbytery and called
little fleas to invade the rough- i The notice was dated April 26 A. H. Johns 38. Thos" Hemmingway as yet. He is to be congratulatedupon
der pressure from church memo made the first stone The third congregation to be the Rev. W. S. McAliley, the pres-
hewn sanctuary, much to the dis- reluctantly withdrew I 1876 and was issued "by request of 37 J. C. Richard 36, and G. his gift and should make all
bers, they blocks ever manufactured in j organized in Starke was that of ent pastor.It .
comfort of the dignified ladies and many voters." W. :McKinney 34. he can out of it. {June 18, 1915)
their complaint. Starke to veneer the sanctuary.In I the Christian Church, established is not known just when the
gentlemen in the congregation.The the framework of the The proposed limits were surprisingly Others receiving votes for Alder-
Using 1935, under the Rev. B. M. ]here in 1881 in connection with first Episcopalian was form-
church large, considering the man were: J. M. Johns 5, S. S.
site for this first erected 20 years
church building Montgomery, an unused buildingwas I the founding of Orange College by ed here but it is likely that some ,
remodel- smallness of the town in 1876 and Weeks 2, W. F. Bowen 1, and
was donated by Capt. John C. before, the structure was purchased at Lawtey and used :Prof. G. P. Young and brother. members of that denomination : I Wannee branch train bet-
the fact that such a large area London Albert (a colored man) 1.
as the beginning of the church's :Services were held in the "college" got together for services at least ter known as 'Teggy" has had her
'was taken in to begin with indicates Managers of the election wereS.
first recreation and education 1 building until a sanctuary was old battle-scarred passenger coach
three quarters of a century
ago. that the early leaders had S. Weeks, W. T. Dryden, and
building. I:built in 1884, when the church was The building now used replaced with one resplendent in
being by foresight and expected the town H. C. Bowen. John Q. Adams was
Me Back In 1947, under the Rev. W. J.\\,officially chartered. Thisold .St. Mark's Episcopal Church was to grow. I clerk. jnew varnish and trimmings.. (June
Carry Church well, a new building drive .frame building continued in use originally built at Fairbanks,
Roughly, the area first incor- The 42 persons voting in the IS,
I was launched. The drive was con- I,until a new church was. completedin ,where the parishioners were pre- 1917)r
tinued under the pastorate of Rev. May 1953. ;dominantly Northern people. After

I Thomas G. Mitchell and the new The First Presbyterian Churchwas ;'he hard freezes of the late 90's,

structure was completed in time to organized Dec. 15, 1884 with many of these people left and the

f: But don'tCarry hold its first service there on Sun- 23 charter members. It was a church fell into disuse and was FLOWERS KNOW NO TIME OR AGE
:;\ day, Oct. 14, 1951. branch of the northern church and given to the Starke congregation

me back The next oldest congregation on I grew out of the influx of northern I by the Rt. Rev. Edwin Weed, then
record is that of the First Baptist, I families to Starke in the early i Bishop of the Diocese of Florida ,
which was started in 1877. Judge 1880's. Instrumental in the i The Rev. Mr. Frank R. Holman

to the oldfashioned- Robert Keith, a retired Baptist I organization of the church here i was rector of the church here at \
I minister living in Starke, served were Rev. A. W. Sproul and Rev.R. the time and supervised the moving -
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as supply pastor along with other I B. Mattice. The congregationwas program.
ministers. Services were organized in the Methodist
wood visiting j
) The Fairbanks church was torn
: held at first in the public school \I Church and within two years had
,down in 1900 and shipped by rail
building, located where the built its own sanctuary on North
I :
>to Starke and put together again.
sings Woman's Club now stands, and ,Cherry Street on property donated
range, I .J. C. Hoover and the late G. M.
later in the Red Men's Hall pres-I|by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Truby. This
iSistrunk were among the mem-
ent site of the City Hall. In 1879 :is the same structure that stands ,
bers of the building committee,
1 the modern Mr. and Mrs. James D. Jones Ion this location today. !'
the carpenter work was done
deeded to the church the property I '
first Society of Christian
jby Roy Kalch of Hampton. The <,.,'
upon which the present edifice now(i Endeavor in Starke was .c
housewifeIt's I organized property where the church is located "
-. stands.In in the Presbyterian Church ; .
was donated by Capt. J. C V\ ;
1853 plans were started fora on Oct. 29, 1893. At that time it I Richard. \
church building, which was j I was an interdenominational
Before the church building was
completed July I, 1885. In the (Organization and included young I .
(I erected here the congregation had .
fall of 1884 the Rev. Henry Tal- people of all churches.In .
''been meeting in a remodelled cotton -
bird became the first resident 1916 a manse was built on
very well to talk about the "Good Old Days", but i gin on the same location.
pastor. A one room building on property adjoining the church and

few modern women would want to go back to the old the church property became the during the pastorate of Dr. G. W. I MONSTROUS HOG wf \
pastorium. ,Lowry (1929-36)) the first wing of

inconvenient way of doing things. Just take another In 1905 the pastorium on Walnut the educational building was con- I J. C. Carter, the well known rT ,# H I

Street was bought and in 1911 structed. berry grower and farmer, has
look at the old wood-burner pictured above and you will and 1912 the church was completely .[ In 1950 the congregation severedits :taken the prize for big hogs. He }

with connection with the northern .killed! last Friday that dressed : ... .
appreciate even more the modern ranges, refrigerators, I remodeled Sunday! I one 1i 1!:
School class rooms and an assembly branch of the church declaring 1624, pounds and measured 7 feet

furniture and other things on display in our modern hall added. In 1939 a rectangular itself an independent Presbyterian |and 9 inches in length. Persons ,

building consisting of a Church, and made plans to calla who saw this monster think i it :
store in Starke. We invite you to come in and let us / raised I '
recreation hall, kitchen and class- pastor. In May 1952 the congregation about the largest hog ever
to unite with the Bradford County. (Feb. 9, 1905)
to make life rooms was added.In agreed f in
show you a world of things designed your I
the fall of 1948 a building S.

easier and your home more pleasant. committee I was organized and by

June 25 1949 a new educational
We Don't Guarantee To Have
I building was opened to the Sunday i
School. It was decided to builda !

HART FURNITURE CO. I new Church auditorium and The Parts For This One

final s' ivies were held in the

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of P.Oe foxes in 'g7';'' \ BRADFORD TO TIlE FRONTCol COUNTY

Plenty C.of E. the Merrill News-Heiald staff correspondent is- ,

ao1al.l j on an investigating tour in Bradford -
I until 1952 when he was succeededby $4x County He is searching for

Only 79 Rented I i,I : S. R. Johns as acting post- I i f. I she secret of the prosperity and I

master. Stump's 18-year term as' .'* t orogress of the people of that
postmaster was the longest con- J 'fid ka +, e +. 1 r srea>a favored section of Florida. If our
Out Of 220 In A Study In Contrast tinual term in local post office --", friends over there will tell it to

history. i l! him confidentially, he would telli
< confidentially and effectively to
Johns served as acting post-

':t/ '. .... ". ,. master for about a year and a half. aqrC all our friends throughout the
Hard Time YearsStarke's ., "''-< ,.,.\ t'1.. i 'H 3 State and Union.NewsHera1dI
\.. .,- ,- .,..... .. ; "f and then the post office ran over a Jacksonville
,, '_, _:i. .: -, two months without a postmasteruntil .1 1' )
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s.M s.
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!'7- .;;.: G. J. :McGriff Jr. was namedas s ?
post office will undoubtedly .. i<_ "t as We were honored with a call
; .n
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postmaster in April.
take the big step to ,, ; Recently acting the "Acting" was drop- ,*' ,,, from Colonel Merrill yesterday.
"First Class" early next year on -- -- r We told him the secret of the
I'f ped from McGriffs title. .
the basis of estimated postal receipts : r prosperity of this county. In the
la The post office itself changed I k I
of between $40,000 and im first place we have a rich soil
; < ...... taii!>b locations several times. Duringits
$43,000. The final step marks 97 healthy locality, Bradford Countyis I
years of slow but continual growth fi lIi'i'- ; i early days it was the respon- made up of a class of good,
of the
sibility postmaster to furn-
since a "Fourth Class" post office .... t.. 7fi 4i law-abiding men with wives and
;;;;;;J.... -- ish a building for the office. For g
was first established here on Nov. daughters who are not afraid to
instance, in 1907 N. B. Hull was
17 1857. soil their hands. When both sexes
not only receiving $125
George W. Cole was the first monthly work as they do in this county
salary but also got $8.33 in office
postmaster in Starke. He was ;there is sure to follow prosperity
I rent for housing the postoffice ,.
the man who in 1859 acquired title II I on :and progress.-East Florida Courier

from the United States to the II his premises. i !' Mar 31, 188S.VALUATION .
40-acre quarter section comprisingthe I The LATER LOCATION of the post office. was this building in the block<< between H. C. Wall Insurance

"Original Town of Starke." I post office gency and railroad. At left is Newell B. Hull, who holds the record for the greatest number of sears RESTORED

This quarter section includes the i westward postmaster in Starke. though his terms were nIt consecutive Hull's assistant i in doorway, wasIios
business district from just east of I eral trend Kuhl, while man at right is unidentified. I Just before adjourning last week
trict. In the county commissioners
the courthouse to just beyond the I recon-
east of sidered the vote by which the
light plant property.
in the assessable valuation of wild land
Earliest post office records on
Quigley & I was placed at $1.00
file here date back to 1881. A I per acre and
money order register kept-by Annie I shows that Ii[restored the original valuation of
was still $1.25 per acre. (July 16, 1897)
E. Morgan, who was postmaster I
from some time prior to I present

1881 to July 15, 1889 illustrates Beauty PEAR SHIPMENTS
the growth of the post office. I ,a block I IVA *
First known location of the Starke post office was ,Thrift The pear industry in Bradford
Mrs Morgan issued 484 money ; _
: old at top, one of the I!fourth 3 County is by no means an inconsiderable -
orders in 1881 (during the height in the building pictured I
l one, and
the "mail order" patent medicine first brKk buildings to be erected in Starke. Ktcnshely :\- [further brings a great
of where deal of money into the county at
advertising.) Today the post remodelled and enlarged it now houses ; (
It .. -. tune that money crops are not
cffice:: issues approximately 36,000 Quigley & Davis building !>upplit's.t the time
Federal a numerous. During the past two
money orders annually which involve this pictureas made, probably in the 1880's the i in 1910. vI weeks 2.687 barrels of lucious

over a half million dollars. upstairs of the building was used hj the MasonicLodge. I LeContes have been shipped from
reached a The a
By 1887 Starke I / The bell in tower at right rang every Starke alone. (July 16, 1897)
-Third Class" type of post office Wednesday night to summon the brothers to lodge boxes is i- ; I
to nearby i t y
and was delivering mail met'ting. Man on sidewalk beneath "..o!>t Office"sign lems : i} THE COW QUESTION
"Fourth Class" offices in Lake- I
painted on building, is W. M. :\ll'a'hamho It II
side (near Kingsley Lake), Lake 9 i a I i A petition signed by a large
operated a small confectionary shop on "the were r
Butler, and Wilderness (present number of citizens was presentedat
the railroad. One of the standing -
harP men
across" office
location unknown.) the Council meeting June 6,
In her register of arrival and in doorway is the then postmaster, but his were : 'asking that milk cows be allowed

departure of mail Mrs. Morgan name is not retailed. Starke's modern Federal At least : on the streets until sundown.
made the following notations: building is shown in contrast.was the post l.f, : : After a due consideration it was

"Lakeside G. W. Chambers, I "' ea decided to hold an election to de-
contractor, and B. C. Lee carrier; of boxes. It -. 'V1jt t>IIfto.! : ., x : ;cide whether cows be allowed to
"by wagon; three trips a week. after the ) I # o run at large or be impounded. Inspectors -
"Lake Butler J. W. Andrews,, only 79 ..... r a.A, fy.a aaf for said election as follows -
contractor, and Willie Thomas, delayed several hours. She ministration. Then in 1897 N. B. 220 : F. P. Shaffer, J. L. Peek
term as : HULL MOVED WITH THE POSTOFFICE when itt'nt a block further west Into the
carrier: ; by hack; three trips a recorded that the wagon wheel of Hull began a 16-year changed Hart Furniture Co. Hull is in center under office Others T. N. Kendrick. Monthly salary
broken the His extended reign now occupied by standing post sign.
the carrier was by postmaster
week. checks of $3 each were issuedto
carelessness of a driver of another over the post office ended in 1913 that 218 from left to right, are City Marshal Lacy Austin Jeff Johns (fore-in-hand-tie), M. LeUton
"Wilderness L. L. Greene, Councilmen E. S. Matthews,
team and the mail could not leave when Woodrow Wilson (Dem) was Postal (bow tie), Frank Hemmingway (straw hat), Miss Rinoehl (p.o. assistant, in doorway), and Harry
contractor and Elmer Alvarez, J. W. Andrews Jr., D. C. Jones,
after President. popular at right, with bicycle. The "shingle" of A.Z. Adkins, at law, is behind
until it was fixed. Shortly elected attorney directly post
carrier: ; by buggy; two times a W. White, and S. A. Bryan.
week. this incident, M. G. Griffis be- Wilson remained in office for they are sign IJ.(June 22, 1917)

In June of 18S8 the Lake Butler came the contractor and carrier eight years and during that timeJ. today's $ ,

trip was extended to include for the Lakeside route and switched W. Alvarez served as Starke's a_ single i $ !
the mode of travel from wagonto 'postmaster. N. B. Hull returned someone I I
Providence. J. W. Andrews remained
the contractor for a short sulky. I'to office in 1922 when Warren a long

period but he switched the modeof Mrs. Morgan served under both Harding (Rep) was elected. He was on

travel to horseback. In July, Republican and Democratic ad- remained postmaster for seven another $1

1888, the Providence trip was stepped ministrations, but when Benjamin more years before retiring. the $8 :
As One of the Oldest Business
up to six trips per week andJ. Harrison (Rep.) succeeded Grover Herbert Hoover appointed Mrs.H. Dec. 9

W. Orr became the contractor. Cleveland (Dem) as President in H. Young in 1919. and she serv- perhaps !
He continued Willie! Thomas as a bitter campaign, L. C. Hull was ed under his administration and The final 4!

carrier, but he switched the mode named as the new postmaster. during half of Franklin D. Roose months

of travel from horseback to buggy.On Hull served for four years as velt's first term. savings Institutions in Bradford County I

April 23. 1888. Mrs. Morgan did J. C. Richard who succeededhim I Mrs. Young was followed by i uary,

noted that the mail to Lakeside! during Cleveland's second ad- I F. F. Stump, and Stump served $111 was .

on$260.,deposit I

Strout Realty AgenciesOffices The age about in Florida's Stamp As 1913.runs 10 late The STARKE '

ceipts$9.000. 1917)A

Coast to Coast slowly$3,899.21

REPRESENTATIVERC.HOLL1NGSWORTH \(pression during when Starke's it COMPANY

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$lai'keYlorida, I"First i i'I highest of this area for your wonderful

I I I Almost. > E patronage down through the1..frt1

lumber at years.

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,We are proud of the part that our Agency has played 'two or

1/1 building Starke and Bradford County up to their I posing buildings.

present position as leaders in the State of Florida. ,there.and not

Through our nationwide sales organization ice have ;which The Established in Starke soon after 1900, the Starke Ice :

brought hundreds of new families to this area who was once

hands loneliest Company has served the people of this section efficiently -

may not have ever heard of Starke and Bradford the banjo ,

County if it had not been for our efforts. i:seben mullet and economically for half a century. There .

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,and no will always be a need for REAL ICE and we pledgeyou

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Your present representative is the second generation are as
desert. I that we will always be on hand to serve you when

of his family to be engaged in the real estate

i, the need arises.
business in Starke and ire are happy to have enjoyed .!

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But disaster. was just around t:ion of Starke declined from 1,233 I town" when Camp Blanding was _
The Story of Starke :he corner, and in the winter of i n 1915 to 1,023 in 1920. I ieactivated at the close of the
L894-95 Starke suffered its sec-
But you can't keep a good town war. But the crepe hangers were
(>nd setback counting the CivicVar
(Continued from page one) 1 1a and Reconstruction: days as C iown, and Starke went on to experience wrong again. The "army stores"
t he first. ; as did all of Florida, the moved out, of course, but in their
45-year feud between Starke I'abulous land boom of the late place came substantial new businesses I
I I The winter of 1894-95 broughthe
and Lake Butler over which town L920's.[ Population had barely held slacken-
should be the county seat, and I t:greater"Big detail Freeze"in another(described articlen in I:ts own until 1925, but in the five ing in and the there town's was business no econ- ON JUNE 1ST 1917
during which the courthouse was :rears> from then until 1930 it increased Starke had held its hard-
this section). By mid Februar
moved back and forth four times. \: from 1,071 to 1,339.
i picture of the same area showi.' won gains.
In the 1880's Starke s growthwas I here would have presented a Then came the fourth great disaster With the close of the war local
again stimulated by an influx I:bleak and desolate scene. Practically one that was not confined leaders made a determined effortto WE PROUDLY ANNOUNCED TO THE PUBLIC
of newcomers. Whereas the I every orange tree in this merely to Starke, but which was attract new industry. A corp-
first settlers had come largely section of Florida was killed to shared with the entire Nation oration was formed to constructa
from the nearby States of Georgia! the: ground. Gone were the hopesof the great depression of the early factory building which was
and South Carolina, these latest I, the early settlers and the later 1930's.[ Starke had its WPA projects leased to a North Carolina firm I
arrivals were mainly from pennsYI-1\arrivals from Pennsylvania and I its sewing rooms, its Retl: ,for the manufacture of work THE INSTALLATIONOF
vania. Several of \other northern states who had Cross flour and its CCC camps, I clothes. Small plastics plants and I II
families who had made money in hoped to make their fortunes in just like the rest of the country.It I a furniture factory took hold, anda
Pennsylvania oil and were luredto orange groves.A [ was tough going, but no worse i big ilmenite mining operation I
Florida by the prospect of investing here than anywhere else. The was established on Camp Bland- I
a part of their fortunes in I i few determined growers re- population trend was again reversed ing lands east of Starke. The j! OUR FIRST AUTOMOBILE
the infant industry of orange planted, but only five years elapsed I i and the census of 1935 Hercules Powder Company began( EQUIPMENTThus
groves. I I until another disastrous freeze i.showed a decline to 1,317. a woods operation in this area. '
occurred in February of 1899.
The new arrivals from Pennsyl- I With emergency measures instigated utilizing old stumps from thej:
vania included three families who:This convinced growers that the' by President Franklin D. original stand of pine. Timber 1
were to figure prominently in the ,orange was better off farther I Roosevelt, Starke and the rest of and naval stores operations- i
social and business life of Starkein South. Farms and homes were the country slowly emerged from ways an jmpor+"it factor in. I

this period. They J. were M. Trubys the sS, I advertised the growers for who sale had and come many here of I i the slough of depression and by Starke's econonv with the took establishment on new- ,,: We Became the Second in the State to Install Automotive Drawn
J. Sternburgs, the 1940 the population here was importance
so hopefully a few years before Florida,
All three '- ills in :
and the E. Strongs. ;1480. \ of paper
!returned to their former homes in
built Street fine(then homes called on North Pennsylvania Cherry 'the North or pushed on farther i the Then hectic came days World of construction War II and and requiring annually.million": All of cords these of things pulpwood Ambulance --- Jacksonville was 1st Starke 2nd, and Tampa 3rd.

houses are still into Central Florida. balance the economy ,
Avenue) These I occupation of Camp Blanding on combined to
standing today, and are easily I It was a severe economic blow the east shore of Kingsley Lake of Starke and vicinity which un- ,i ,
distinguished by their architecture :to the little town, but one which just eight miles away from Starke til the 1940's, had been entirely:,
which follows the "high off the was quickly overcome. For sev- Totally unprepared for the tre- dependent on agriculture. I
i ground" style of that period. eral years a few adventurous 'mendous economic changes resulting The last Federal census in 1950 I
The old firm of Richard & Pace i growers at Starke and Lawtey had from the establishment of a' credited Starke with a populationof I
was sold to three of the newcomers i been experimenting with a new i|huge military post on its doorstep,, [ 3 000, but since that time the 8
and became Truby Stern ,winter crop the luscious straw II Starke was literally bursting at its:; growth of the town has made ;
burg & Co. Mr. Strong, a reputed,, berry, and it was found to be wrti" seams. With Federal aid, utilities; i!necessary an extension of the city I II j
wealthiest ol adapted the climate and soil I that the
millionnaire and the I to were hastily expanded to take limits and it is estimated I
the three, was the "Company" of Bradford County. .Needing care of the new overflow population .' I present population is between
the silent partner.By something; to take up the slack and every vacant room, 1 4.500 and 5,000. !I
1884 the population of Starke left by the loss of orange groves, and attic was pressed into) is currently experiencing -
The town
was Some around hundred six or or so seven houses hundred dottec,.I;more promisingnew and more farmers money turned crop tothis .I i |I service and families to accommodate of service the men wive wh I)|I land its expansion.greatest Two period housing of growth developments I' It Was With The Same Degree Of Pride That We\ Recently Announced The I

) anc I i The old standby of Sea Island under way which will
the landscape (see picture [followed them to this area. are
were huddled around the littlE I cotton still ruled as king of the Many of the older business ,(provide homes for at least ioui nn ,
business section which had as its i cash prndurers. of course. houses unused to and unwilling to I families. The city is in a program ULTIMATE INEQUIPPED
Irin the two and a half blocks of I In spite of it all, the town con- do business on a boom town basis of extensive expansion of
(,-,ll Street extending west from I tinued to grow. By 1900 the sold out or closed up shop and utilities as well as street paving.:i j
the railroad. I population was 972 and in 1905 were supplanted by establishmentscalling The school is undertaking a half I
This 1884 "bird's eye view"s'1ows. I I it reached the imposing figure of [ themselves "army stores" million dollar building program. l land j
in addition to the hundred'1102. Growing pains were being i and dealing largely in junk jewelry a $250.000 hospital should be ,
or so homes, 15 or 20 store buildings I'experienced and in the period from and gaudy souvenir pillow tops. under way in a matter of months. I II I
two or three hotels two '1900"to 1915 the first bond issues I The first Neon signs began to I Starke. at present is riding the ,
churches (Baptist and Methodist), :were floated for such civic improvements appear along Call Street and the crest of its greatest growth and ,I Iilevelopment.
two schools (Starke Institute and I as lights and water town took on a typical army post True. there mv be.. AIR CONDITIONED i
Orange College), a railroad station I!sewer lines and schools. atmosnhere Enough of the old. other "Bi r Freezes", boll weevils j
where rear halt of Coca-Cola plant I Then once more the economy of established businesses remained. and' depressions in the future. |
now stands, a couple of saw mills, I the town and county suffered a ]I I however, to serve as a curb on the just as' there have been in the past. ;'
and a cotton gin or two. The I reversal. A new pest, the dreaded hnnkv-tonk atmosphere and to But if and when they romp there',,
scene was set off prettily by boll weevil, made its appearanceand irive the town wise guidance during is no reason to doubt that Stark i! i
geometrically spaced orange groves did to the cotton industry what this trying: period. will take them in stride find arise 1
which occupied many of the vacant I the Big Freeze had done to the The population doubled and from whatever disaster fate mav Ambulance Servicey
lots and even entire blocks within orange groves. World War I also trebled. but much of it was trans- send a stronger wiser.. Tnor dei i
the corporate Jim fs. Truly Starke, brought another period of uncertainty : ient. It was freely predicted that I erminPd and more substantial i| .
had "arrived" as a town. I and unrest and the popula i(Starke would become a "ghost, i|town than ever before. |
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We are proud of the fact that we have been of service

Yes -- Quigley Lumber & Supply Co. was advertising in the to the people of Starke and surrounding area as Funeral

Telegraph almost 40 years ago -- "We need you -- you need Directors for more than a Century and through three gen-

us" -- It was true then and is still true today, for all successful
erations. We feel that we have enjoyed the confidence of

businesses must supply a mutual need between consumer

the this of time and that
and seller. public over period they appreciateour

dignified and understanding service. We hope to

We are proud of the fact that today Quigley & Davis is still I
continue meriting your confidence through the years.

supplying this public need for the finest quality in building I

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supplies at most reasonable prices. We appreciate your I ,

patronage down through the years and hope to continue 1 1t

serving you for many years to come.QUIGLEY t
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I f" Courthouse Controversy Raged For Fifty Years I

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By Jack Pridgenand !time, was: Starke 590, Lake But- i names were stricken out, but Lake
Augustin Nieto ler, 557;; and Lawtey 17. i I Butler finally managed a majority.
Lawtey, vyith no hope of being I II Committees from both sides then
arguments wind up pleasantly with both parties satisfied, especially after 50 I a serious contender, was pulled I I II I met at the City Hall in Starke on
Few Butler the site I into the Lake Butler May 2, 1921 and agreed to divide
of feuding. But the bitter dispute between Starke ,and Lake over I the
at New
county River.
years courthouse was finally resolved after the seat of county govern- partisans in 1
Bradford County
of the The
to defeat eastern side was represent.
ment had been moved back and forth four times! vided that if ed by E. S. Matthews, Starke; J.M. .

In a decision that probably I were Mitchell, Starke; J. E. Futch.
would have shocked old Solomon, I house unless I Starke; H. D. Gainey Brooker;
of Bible fame, the county was "jority of James Reynolds, Graham: Arch
finally cut in two and each of the other two ) Durden, Hampton; Louis H. Hill,
competing towns became the coun- couRr was declared Lawtey; D. W. Kelly, New River;
"oN Mouse I vote could : and C. Sullivan, Theressa.
ty seat of its own area. C51 R E
The story, which sometimes I L 1 years. It was I Representing the western side
Lawtey a were Dr J. E. Maines, ,
of Wm Johnson -
rivalled the legendary feuding \ ; 'I'I would be and
I Ii S. T. Dowling.
the Martins and McCoys, beganin % ,
when Bradford Countywas r I to keep it Joe Hill Williams, Lake Butler,
1861 Legislative Act J SIAAKE p LAKe jority of the and J. E. Futch, Starke, were designated .
created by River ButrER I won anyway as attorneys to draft the
of old New
from a portion Butler, which was On Aug. 27 bill creating the new county
County. seat of New I stated: "The ( Undoubtedly county leaders on
the County
already to remain j(clubhouse of both sides of New River were re-
River, was designated of Bradford. IT WAS "PULL DICK, PULL DEVIL" between Starke and Lake (I was located lieved to see the rivalry end.
the County seat l I Butler for more than 50 years over which should be the county I hall stands) Throughout the dispute the county
had the new
Hardly than affairs were seat. They finally pulled the county clean in two and the I nicely for a suffered because of lack of
under way I settled at the New River line in 1921. as good a ( cooperation between the two sec-
turmoil when the argument was by dividing I
thrown into a
I ever had and tions. County officers were often
courthouse burned in Lake Butlerin I will be no chosen solely on the stand they
May of 1865. It seems that in courthouse i 0,
took on the controversial county
those and ready days it had not delivered returns to the for nine years after the second I j !
rough Lake
I Starke's residentswere I seat issue. It was even said that
was considered the easiest way clerk in the manner prescribed bylaw i election, but upon the : story of this old building, one of the first erected when a new baby was born West
to get rid of an indictment for ordered i far from satisfied. A few build : Walnut Streets. Originally built by Thos. Hemmingway,
and these votes were their failed to I [of New River the father would say,
murder was to burn the courthouse disqualified.After I:years later, backed by citizens news-who Starke, and I| many times, but still stands today as the present location "Name him John and tell him to
believed that the 1865 paper and a few more [
down. It is ed of :Mr. I This Lake Butler.
campaign the building was the borne lemmings ay. vote for
of this illegal four subsequent meetingsthe had moved to town they petitioned I I
fire was an example the county I : for this issue by Mrs. Frank Henuningway. The 1921 Legislature soon passed
efficient method of"quashing" Board met on Feb. 19 and, the Board of County Commis-
but quite II A fourth !the bill, and Union County was
indictment. finding that some of the returns\sioners for another election. '
an with an the electors east of its petition, and Starke circulated i created -- thus bringing a hap-
Things rocked along then for had mysteriously disappeared from I The Florida Telegraph was i ter which electors for residents on both
[ a counterpetition Many ny ending
the courtroom since their I
ten years with Starke beginningto adjourn-I(established in 1879. shortly after. house would began circulating signed both petitions and their: i ides of old New River
ment it was ordered by
the second electkm. The
"feel its oats" and cast longing paper This
at that courthouse some that the Commissioners proceedto set out to help regain the count, which L
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count such votes on hand that seat for Starke. and in the July I
west. The town
15 miles to in the j
growing fast and its mer- had not been tampered with. 16, 1887 issue it proudly announcedthat I day. The
was Starke receiving a majority of Commissionershad i
chants began putting the pressureon ler a
Commis- 46 votes, was declared elected as received the petition from the
Board of County ,
the fessor \
election for county seat. residents of Starke and had setup :,
sioners to an diose : BE
moving the county seat to Starke. The county offices were movedto an election for April 17 Il'ditorial ,j TO
The battle raged for five years Starke and into rented quarters Some of the citizens in and the !
and finally, in desperation the in the Tom Hemingway building, around Lake Butler turned to foretold
Commissioners called a special (which now, remodeled houses their old friend the courts, in an the coming I
election for Jan. 18. 1875, to decide Canova's Pharmancy.) But the attempt to stop a new election In the
the controversy.At : election proved to be no cure-all, through injunction. I graph, its )'
the peak of the heated cam- and the Lake Butler advocates The Telegraph reported thatthe, Matthews,
break. took their case to court. Three discussed before I of STARKE
paign Starke got a lucky controversey was back that
Once again the need arose to"quash" years later the courts stepped in. Judge Baker. with great force I "The
an indictment in a hurry declared the election illegal, and and legal ingenuity by counsel on ining flashed;
and once again the courthouse at, ordered another one held. I both sides." But Judge Baker: I "And tore
Lake Butler and all county records So the voters streamed to the "handed down a decision denyingthe to smash!"
were destroyed by fire. polls again in 1878, and this time injunction. So it comes the I And SQ the
Some of Starke's advocates felthat t the result was reversed. Lake election will be held." pens raged
be received 398 votes to The third election once more Starke
this might the turningpoint Bugler \ ..
in the bitter dispute and I St&tke's 389, and back again went gave the county seat to Starke; over 1,000
hey redoubled their efforts. the county offices and records toe this time by a 33-vote margin. '!trouble
The votes were cast and .th Lake Butler. Again the County Commissioners: I time, and a .,- yT
Commissioners met at, a called l A big new courthouse was ;ordered the sheriff to move the: (j built here in
meeting on Jan. 23. 1875 for th! erected there for $885. and a county records to Starke. !I After losi
purpose of canvassing the returnsIt county jail was built for $445. i The total vote with Lawtey entering {fight for
was found that some precinct I things remained relatively quiet the picture for the first t; Butler
of attack in

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,for division.

Hitched" Lake western Butler half.1914)4 .:.
"Get Properly '
Senator and r ii: .Y

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With 'the bill 1914)J

\clause.outvoted if .

I the people, pride when we read; in this 75th Anniver ,
DRAW-TITE !cates

I i i troduced.erendum The Telegraph about Starke in those early

.CUSTOM BUILT TRAILER HITCHESAlthough ,I the Another look around and see the progress that has .

i''much two towns recent years. We of the Pinehaven Sub-

i be the hub
e.u tarmow i posed particularly proud of our part in helping to

ments that
aft >b ant rre ae I I other shortage 'one of the biggest

= ,I continuing were In 1921\ the growth of Starke in the past. We have .

I i iD. E. confidence in the future of Starke by I
:E. :M. Johns

I! a group of Modern, Functional, Low Cost {,I!

we located our Distribution !:I I { quality features. We are delighted with i

Office in Starke only two years ago, we !started Work last on } I in our first model two bedroom home i!

have come to know and love the communityjust ':loads The bills of I I opened for inspection last month. We now* !,

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as much as if we'd been here 75 years. ;i'received the first of an. inspection of our first model three bed ,1

We are proud to be playing a small part :machinery next week. i I II and predict that it will also meet instantan !

the plant tI I E
in the growth and development of Starke I!ice by I i
and hope to be around a long time doingour !Futch and I I
i mittee of I

bft to build a better community.DCtWTITE. "'of over contract the the 3 BEDROOMSCost

Itriplicate I : $8,000 !
!Davis i
the ice ( ) i $350 Down Payment -- $400 I

: I $225 Closing Cost $250 !I

i{i next Starke week.is :i .. 40.70 Monthly Payments $47.06 I

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attractions, ;

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I sion. The For Complete Information Contact j

C () ,MPANTBELLEVILLE ("Pitched business on :I ,:


Board and JOS. D. WARREN, Owner and Builder
year $ I'
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FRIDAY. N'O\"E1mER U, 1951'


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It is with a deep feeling of pride that we see our Town enter, upon its greatest Period of :,,

Growth due to the. establishment of a Great New Industry in our midst. We invite you to !


watch us grow -- or better still, COME JOIN US AND GROW WITH US! i


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mealpridwill ourselves I on the quality of our Home Cooked Food and one
Phone Lawtey 6 Law ley. Fla.KELLY'S convince ybu that our Reputation is deserved.


Lawtey's Oldest Business Establishment


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forward to an even brighter future. We will do our part by bringing GENERAL MERCHANDISE just like we do that of the "Old Timers." Our Town is growing and
I you the best in quality and service. OVER 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS AT THE SAME LOCATION we are proud to be a part of it. .

Where Good Neighbors Meet D. & B. MERCANTILE COMPANY


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We are proud of our handsome new store at Lawtey and invite '
We appreciate the patronage of our friends and neighbors over the to come in and see our fresh stock of merchandise. You will you be Although. h ta\e been in Lawtey only a short while, we are clad
years and are looking forward to many more years of useful service delighted with our many bargains in clothing: of 0 Uft' eClslohn def this our home, and are pleased with the warm
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You will like the friendly atmosphere of Shuford's Service Station'F r years the people of Laptev hate relied on Priest's for Friendly Just a few months ago we opened our handsome new Shell
That is why you see so many of your friends trading there. We Service and High Quality Standard Oil Products. We appreciate to the public, and we have been more than pleased with the Station; (
believe in the future of Lawtey and are willing to do our part to jour favors in the past and .want jour continued good will in the we have received. We appreciate all past favors and retention
promise to
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I I Lawtey Due For Comeback ? i iI I Iff;

In 1874. about five years before the founding of The Telegraph, Capt Thomas J. Bur- I, -
'!those who remained tried in vain :Mrs. James C. Blanchard and a .
I rin, an Englishman bought 18,000 acres of land in the vicinity of Lawtey. te exploit the
I to recover their original en- brother, was a prominent citize 1
virgin timber which had never fell the woodman's ax. He lived alone out in the woods I
thusiasm.But of 1900. builder i
Lawtey since A
_mueh nf__ the_ time. and later his mill cut as much as eight million feet of lumber yearly. I
nn although the orange trees Contractor Mr. Blanchard move d I

Several years later he was were killed, strawberry fields the ojd schoolhouse to its present I
approached by a weathered the cold, and soon the site, where it is now the city hal 'Mt 4w

former newspaperman, of Toledo. plants put out new buds, and the Later Mr. Blanchard went into the

Ohio, leader of a Chicago Colony, I berry industry was soon to become fruit brokerage business, when a s

comprised of 33 members, and the major of the 13 rr
I one Lawtey area. I many as carloads of berries w
sold the group a tract of land, I The growing of berries however were shipped in a day from the '' S TAP 1 bStQi 4' S .

and agreed to sell additional land I with all the hand labor involved old Lawtey platform. .
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at ?5 per acre. i was not as glamorous as Another was J. H. "Pop" MooreI s t

The town of Lawtey was laid (the fabled orange industry and ]now 86, Who contributed much ttj cit4 1 j

out in 60 acres, in one-acre lots lo, f, any of the original Chicago j Lawtey history. He came to Law 'tr IAJ

and colony members drew for [Colony faded out of the picture. tey in 1905 and for 40 years as I

cations. After the land was sur- :gyp. (The settlers in the northern end grower buyer and shipper of produce ,I

veyed and platted it was agreed :of the County became more and established an enviable

that farms outside of town would more important as time went on. reputation in the business as well]

consist of 40 or 80 acres each. f ..rESIDE < Families such as the Griffis. as being one of the best farmer

Lawtey was named for William E.Y Prevatt, Reddish, Carter, Rosier in the entire area. '
V. J. Y
Lawtey, son-in-law of Starling, and..many others, who 1 The Hill family played an im-

Shipman. The Colonel is credited Irame: for the most part from adjacent ,1 portant part in Lawtey history

with having "done more to advance : or nearby Southern states. 11 Erastus G. Hill one of the earliest

the interest of Lawtey than. land,, who knew a lot more about ;!settlers together with his wife ;

anyone else. of' ,practical farming went into the |"Hellie", and children built a home

Among the earliest settlers |berry business, and soon Lawtey ,1 there in 1877. Their son LouisjH. I
Hill who | THE LAWTEY ALL STARS OF 1911 were "all fine
Lawtey, was Erastus G. and the surrounding area was ,! .. is reported to be the first i, players and glue promise of good work," accordIng -

came from Chicago in 1877 and known as the headquarters for theii I,white child born in the new con to a Telegraph account of that day. Front row (left to right): Hal Pierce, cf: ; Blair Powell, rf;

after investigating an areas served winter berry industry. :jmunily. Louis, who later owned Arthur Pierce and J. T. Moore, bat boys.; Second row ((1 to r): Faulkner (or Fortner?) catcher; Johnny

the Florida Railway and berries increasingly Vi land I Capo, 2b; Long, 3b; Richard Fernandez, If; (nest player unidentified
by I Although were an managed a great deal of property ) ; Ed Rawls, Ib; Louis Gallison,
Navigation Company from Fern important crop, after, in and around Lawtey was ;I s.'!; I'at Perry, p.

andina to Cedar Key. decided on ( the Big Freeze there were failures -|the city clerk for many years. He

Lawtey and bought land from in those times too. Aji;(married Emma Pierce and their !The Name 01 Mary Todd Has Become A Lawtev h wnrl I
Burrin for $5 per acre. I .
Capt Lawtey items of 1905 records I
I news ron was killed in an accident. -- -- ----
louts --I :/
Hill tells ,H I I
A diary kept by Mr. I it as follows: "The strawberry !i Mr. Hill died a few years ago. >!, The beautiful oak trees that line Aunt
his first Mary
of his experiences on I season for 1905 is over and the land, the fire lower at Highlandwas the streets of Lawtey today are and her co-workers
follows: I I II .. furnished much
visit to Lawtey in 1877 as .( : of the labor. She
plucky grower is commencing named in his honor. Mrs. Hill I I a living tribute to one of the early
the first ; I supervised the
and j ( (
"Got to Lawtey I : movement -
operations for another year's crop, j teaches school now at Ft. Myers. families j the Todds. Both Doctor
man I see is Dr. Gleason he ,i notwithstanding that his efforts I II i Edward '! procured many of the young
i A Todd and his wife
other families, too numerous trees
to Capt. Burrin EARLY BUILDINGS AT LAWTEY Many from the forest
introduced me i were pictured in this attratthe this year have been rewarded by' :Mary E. Todd, affectionately known ,. transportedthem

we took a walk up the RR abouta I layout In a small booklet, "Florida Facts," published near the turn I la I poor yield to the acreage andi', to mention played an important I jas "Aunt Mary", were outstanding by wagon to the village, and
to where some of the boys part in the early history I ;, seated them where they stand to-
mile i of the century. Hotel pictured long blnce burned. Also a victim of low prices all around. i .personalities. i
I of Lawtey. The Edwards. Futches, I
were planting cucumbers 1 fire was the large residence at upper right, former home of Dr. G. W. Enoch Griffis was one of the .; I Doctor Todd I II day.The
| in
Harris House and Whiteheads, Pierces. Smiths, Prevails was born i .
went to the wife and Brown. Church at lower left Is still standing and is the Grace I many, though, who made money on and others, all contributed. Chesterfield N. H. in 1840, studied society was so diligent in
I its
Col. Rice I '
took dinner. I Methodist Church. The school house shown at center was later movedto berries, billing as many as 900. 'I and practiced medicine prosecution cf rubbish dis-
was a
three children, Dr. Harris wife and I Much importance was placed o n |posal that it was a rare
crates in a week and a news item I thing to
threeof make way for a new brick school and is now Lawtey's city hall.ONE the I banker a state senator, and a
and two or schooling from beginning
children very see
three even a
I in 1909 tells: "Mr.: Enoch Griffis [ scrap of paper lying
the boys live there it is a I has recently purchased the large I and the old school house, now the I soldier in the War Between the JY (around on the street for any lengthof

one-story log cabin and at one f __ store building from Mr. J. P. icily!, hall served until the present States. He came to Florida in 'I, time. The story is told of how
N brick erected. Early 1868, where he continued to prac-
and fed 23 building was Aunt
time they lodged McCulley Mr. Griffis will use it 1 I Mary arose early one morning -
three rooms In the whole records show that at differenttimes I tice medicine and also served on i to catch
only at present to store his large quantity -I a careless clerk in
business The town looks r ; of strawberry crates duringthe I Prof. J. C. Poppell Prof the Bradford Board of County I the act of sweeping rubbish into

very primitive with only 20 acres coming berry season." !(George Scott, and Prof. D. D Commissioners for 14 years, and the street. What she said to him

cleared around the station, the By 1905 Lawtey had grown to Davis were headmasters and someof :: was chairman of that Board in i is not a matter of record but he

rest all pine forest. a the point where its leading citizens I the teachers were Mrs. Annie 1902. I never again repeated his per- .
the with Dr. Poppell and Misses Beulah He married Mary E. McGee in 4-
"We spent evening S thought the time was ripe for Clyatt, formance and henceforth gave the
Gleason, he has a rough board Incorporation. A meeting was McCulley and Cohn. 1872. and reports of history differ ladies his sincere support.

house, one room downstairs and Two of the early law enforce. on their offspring. One states Mrs.
i called for Jan. 17 of that year Todd helped organize a
one up without battening the i composed of "qualified voters residing ment officials were marshallstLotl ] that they had two children, both : she liked oak trees reading circle, which later developed -
whom died in infancy, while
cracks and the air circulates lof ,
i within one-half mile of the' Dyal and Jim Thomas. into a nice library. She taught
freely. after |another tells of a son, Arthur who taught beauty, culture and art.
quite Wednesday
(crossing of public road called Lake j The Godwin family lurpentineI : singing, music, and sewing to the
lived to be 13.
dinnerith I Soon after the settlement had
guns we trampedthe Avenue and the SAL railroad." operators, settled in Lawtey f in I young people, refusing to accept
entire afternoon till dark and I : The story of "Aunt Mary" taken root, Mrs. Todd organizedthe
With Dr. E. A. Todd serving as (1904; when they purchased the I tuition for her efforts. Her talents
killed few birds ( Todd is told in an written by Ladies Village Improvement
a plover pigeon essay
chairman, the following residents farm of Capt. D. R. Edwards. were also used in directing many
etc. I spaded into several Lester Austin, which won in a I'I'I Society of Lawtey, the second
were present: Gill and Brown opened a slorein : I entertainments to raise funds for
places and found very good soil United Daughters of the Confederacy i. John Abraham J. W. Addison. 1905 various civic projects.So .
in building formerly oc-
with a clay subsoil two to three a I contest staged in Brad- She served as its president for
.G W. Brown B. L. Blanchard, ,
and Boslick.
feet down it seems to me OF TIlE OLD RESIDENCES of Lawtey, remodelled and redecorated cupied by McCulley ford High School some years ago. 20 years, during which time the great was the contribution of
;; A. M. Blanchard, Geo. Gain, B. ,
that stuff ought to grow on such Is still giving service as the comfortable and attractive home J. I An acetylene gas plant was installed I She came to Lawtey in 1879, as town was kept in such excellent Mary Todd to the cultural, social
Cobb J. G. Cousins
Cooper in 1905 the F. A. Fisher and civic life of the town that her
in rone
land. of from sanitary condition that it
| a pioneers was
of H. C. Kelly and family. Most of the Northern to i: W. H. Edwards ( group
people come to i Coy D. R. Edwards -
Other members of the Chicago I store; it also was used to light the: :Chicago, at the age of 28. She rated by health authorities as one name has become a Lawtey legend.
this area In the 1880's and 90's built their homes high off the groundin j F. A. Fisher, G. L. Futch, (
residents could who
I store of Mrs. M. E. Edwards and[ Few you
Colony, as mentioned in an early I i"possessed a dynamic personality, of the cleanest villages in the
t account, include Dr. Gleason Dr. the style shown here. Perhaps they expected Florida to be Inundated iS I Hawkins, C. H. Killles M. L. the residence of D. R. Edwards.In I'forever idealistic and progressive. "[state. I Lawtey is named for but they all

K. A. Todd Colonel Rice, George by a tidal nave. i LoadhoHz, F. Mouline, E. McRight I 1908 Strickland's new sawmill IR'holly i( unselfish she thought only Streets were designed and laid pay tribute to the memory of Mary]
IJ. B. McCulley, G. Pearce J. W.
W. Nason Charles Christensen, 1 was started. of others Mrs. Todd loved and off and, with their own hands, Todd.
health. Over-enthusiastic reports I l Indeed, a doctor stated to Erastus I|i Robinson L. W. Sayles G. Scott,

L. \V. Boyles, James H. Campbell, described it as an earthly paradise Hill that "scarlet fever, measles, :I j A. A. Smith R. H. Smith, P. Years ago Lawtey even boasted

J. T. Read. J. W. C. Peters S. A. where the soil was rich and vege- diphtheria, croup cholera, and influenza Thomas. S Young. M. Padgelt. an Athletic Association, for an STEAM LAUNDRY I BONELESS HAM 13c cents per pound, with a down-
- Bailey V. J. Shipman, Dr. EdmundI item in a 1909 Telegraph chided ward tendency won't be under-
tables and fruits particularly are things never known J. B. Whitehead, W. J. Prevail,
Crawshaw J. W. Bushnelt; G. W. oranges grew in abundance. here that no contagious diseases and A. Prevatt. the group for not getting the: R. A. Weeks of Starke, son of I As the introducer in Starke of sold will sell at and below cost

Ott, E. L. Stafford, D. L. Card baseball team organized on time. [col. W. T. Weeks, for the past 16'years I the celebrated Boneless Ham, the when it gets to be a cutthroat
There was a fortune to be madein at all are prevalent and it Of the total 35 present 27 voted court
James H. Campbell, D. M. Snow.: For many years Lawtey fielded a I clerk of the circuit I j;Little Store still holds the lead in business.-W. W. Moore. (April
is a perfect paradise for children. for incorporation.
J. P. McCulley had charge of Capt.Burrin's oranges, it was said, and evena fine learn and 'many spirited lof Bradford County, was in the ;its sale. Price now reduced to 13 28, 1888)REMEMBER)
lumber business. grove set out only two years was By 1884 Lawtey was reported to I About this same time the ladies games were played with Starkeas I city yesterday on a visit to his I

Two reasons why Northern set- reported to be bearing fruit. have 500 inhabitant. with orangculture eefforts young town started their the strongest rival. (sister Mrs. S. T. Dell. Mr. Weeks
as the main enterprise, I at beautification and civic a new steam
tlers starting
is just
were attracted to this area The other reason was that the number of Lawtey was buffeted by the
attracted staten
stores a cotton gi improvement in Starke. Gainesville
at that time were to make a lot climate was so beneficial that it owned by Ward Knickerbocker, a I wide attention. When the Lawtey 1930 depression years just like ]I laundry Sun, Feb. 8, 1905.GIANT .
i I
of money and to better their was "good for what ailed you". large store in construction for Ladies' Improvement Society held I all towns throughout the country. I

"I! J. D. Lewis, a schoolhouse for 30. I Ii I}its regular monthly meeting with Many of its business buildings OF FORESTM. i ,

i pupils, and over 10 miles of ditch-i!Mrs. J. Doan Randall in 1906 the I were vacant and allowed to "run --

ing. ]j i following were present: Rev down." Some of the fine old Glisson is wrestling with a I

Col. Shipman, then proprietor of i George Scott, Mesdames Scott homes burned, and others became big pine log in Alligator swamp I
(Randall shabby from lack of paint and re.(which he bought from Archibald I,
Wt a general store, and agent of the i Hill Sayles Smith, The MULE?
railroad, had an orange grove of I Cougar Rushton, and Misses MacIntosh pair. Adding to its worries in ,Johns. The log at the butt lacked I

400-500 trees "perfectly uniform and Gifford. It was decidedto recent years has been the decline two inches in being four feet in
l!' in size, nearly all of them hanging I change the name of the group of the strawberry industry, once diameter, and it required two men I !

!with fruit a (sight) which ito I I the "Village Improvement I the principal income of most of its I at each end of the cross-cut saw
residents. Old timers still talk cuts, after
i travelers on the cars invariably I Societ to work it. Six
ofSALDIE ( about the grand days when 12 or rotten wood was thrown away, I
leave their seats to get a glimpse I It was through this organiza- I the
114 carloads of berries would roll made two strands of wood. The i
of during the few minutes stop at tion that Mrs. Mary Todd accomplished '
I the station". I much of her noteworthy I from Lawley as the result of oneday's ,accessible length of the log is I

's; < QZw y ti I. A Telegraph reporter of this day work in Lawtey (see article on this I harvest (about 45 feet having laid across I
I .. I I The town shared slightly in the the canal, the rest of it being
on a visit to Lawtey learned that page). And later the ladies set I ,
I by actual count there were over the pace for other towns in the Camp Blanding boom that brought.I buried in the spoil bank. The tree .
prosperity to Starke but it failed about 140 old and was I
was years
the firstWoman's
82 acres set in orange groves, as area, by constructing ,
well Club in the to show much net gain after the almost all heart. (July 1913)) .
as over 13,000 trees set out ,'
in county.But camp closed. Things were pretty
partial-acre tracts, and over I
quiet around Lawtey for a decade I CAMPHOR GROVE I
22.000 nursery trA q growing ""he times were changing, even
after the war and residents lived
early settlers had planted a large then and in succeeding years a I Hot weather doesn't feaze the .
largely on their memories of better
THE TELEGRAPH'ON variety of fruits, including peaches conflict apparently developed be- There I Starke Board of Trade. Hot or
seemed little hope
apples pears pomgranates, quinces tween the remnants of the Nor-1 I for the town to regain its I cold, wet or dry, this bunch of
figs, grapes bananas, persimmons thern element in Lawtey who I,prestige. boosters holds its regular weekly

plums, cherries, as wellas wanted the town to remain a"Yankee" meetings for the purpose of keep
Then suddenly a year He was a good old standby in his day but
one planting of almonds. Straw- outpost with stringentrules ago ing Starke on the map. At the

berries mere rented by Alden. and regulations and those a it thunderbolt happened! the With the impact of meeting Tuesday evening many his day is past. The good old mule just

75TH ANNIVERSARYWe Sayles. and Knickerbocker. who to put it mildly, took a more E. I. duPont de things of importance were discussed -

Lawtey at the time was peopled liberal view of manners and morals.As for Nemours the &: Co. announced plans I among them being the re- wasn't fast enough for this day and age.

entirely by Northern settlers, who, the older settlers died out construction of a huge of the proposed new sand-
ilmenile mine, almost within How long do think it would take to do
for the Lawley's you
part, were quite well or moved away, a small and law- I clay road to Kingsley Lake to the
o city limits. It will be
off financially, and they built i less element took over and for an exact duplicate of the almost future business that will be developed that big bull dozing job using old-fashioned

large handsome residences, many several years Lawtey was to become I com- by the immense camphor
pany's Trail
of which are still standing today. a Southern version of the provides Ridge mine which grove that will be planted two "mule power" Few of us today could affordto

also But, too it was backed financially Wild West. I employment for some 250 miles east of Kingsley Lake. (1914)
are proud of our and of people east of Starke.
age by a great many non-residents The Law- wait on such slow methods when we can
Shooting scrapes were a common tey mine like
who invested I i Trail Ridge is
the fact that ice have been serving the groves, for a future money income in orange ,occurrence, and no resident dared I being constructed by and will be : SONS OF TEMPERANCEThe get the job done in a fraction of the time '
,to venture out at night unarmed. ] I
the plan of ,operated by the Humphreys Gold Starke Division of the Sons
j settling there, In those days, when darkness with modern machinery.
people of this area with Gulf Products but meanwhile pursuing other business settled over the town law-abiding,Corporation the for duPont. Together, :of Temperance is rapidly gainingnew I..

I I in the North. ( two operations will provide members. There being no
residents drew their shades for
for 29 employment for close to 500 per- ,.division at Gainesville and Kings-
years. Many of the
early settlers were fear of a shot in the dark. :
(sons with an annual payroll of :ley, the members who reside at
advanced in (I We Are Equipped To Do The Mostest
for reasons of age. some were there One of the outrages committed :i around 150000000. j'those two places propose to join

We are grateful for the many fine associations I most home part ties. they From kept the and their for the old I I youth was the by hanging the name of of a 15-year-old Sam Wil- I 1:I a The shot effect in the on arm.Lawtey New was basil like- 'the this newly Division.elected The officers following for the are The Fastest With The Bestest

available, they records i liams, by "persons unknown".l,nesses began to open and old ones next quarter: W. G. Patterson,

ice have enjoyed with our to co-mingle and did not attempt I Legend has it that the youth's i began to spruce up with repairs I'I W.P.; Mrs. H. Richard, W.A.; Wm.

settlers already in inter-marry the with brother had run afoul of the law. j|land, a new coat of paint Like J Right, F.S.; C. C. Temple Chap.; .

friends and customers and hope toe rather resisted any efforts area on but the I and brother's when he refused to tell of his i j i,Starke the town has a strategic I Geo. Scott I.C.; Sirs Joseph Let us Figure With You on Your Next Earth

part of the so-called "Crackers" i whereabouts, he was:location on U. S. 301. one of the]!I Thomas O.S.; W. N. Meacham,

continue supplying your needs for get along together.The to I hung to a sapling. j,most popular North-South tourist ,P.WP.: Walter Wills, Con.; Miss Moving or Clearing JobDAVE

town Rival gangs vied for power ir.j j routes, and is providing modern I Alice Meacham,, A.C.; U. D. Miner,

high quality gasoline and oils for system, regular boasted a telephone Lawtey, and from the stories told t service stations, motel accommodations R.S.; Miss Ethelind Richard, A.S.
religious I
at the meetings today, what one gang did not and restaurants to attract I (April 28, 1S88)CO3IEDY
schoolhouse. large ,I think of, the other did. Murders this trade. Lawtey will also share 52S2S2SZS2SZS2S252S2S25

many years to come. ,pretentious homes, frequent socialaffairs were frequent and law enforcement in the current street paving COMPANY HERE I

a regular winter influx of officials themselves and other
were gram improvements I
visitors, and plans were made for I[I often the victims of the des I pected along 30L The pro-I The Williams Comedy Companyis

a library an opera house and a :peradoes. In 190' it was even delayed road from Lawtey to playing a week's engagement at I

projected driveway from Lawtey I necessary to call out Starke's then j Kingsley Lake has been constructed I the High School Auditorium and PAULKLAND

F. REGISTER & SON to Kingsley Lake. I Guard unit (old Co. E, 2nd Fla. I and another hardsurfaced roadto their performances are highly

However, with its economy based I Inf.) to assist the Sheriff in putting I the mine site is also complete. praised by all who have attended I

on the orange industry, the Big down a Lawtey disturbance. Property values have risen and, them. Mr. Robert Demorest Is

GULF OIL DISTRIBUTORS blow Freeze of 1895 dealt a crippling However during this period the as soon as some new homes are one of the proprietors of the show CLEARING --- ROAD GRADINGPh.

from which the town never majority of the citizens were lead- built to house them, new residentswill
fully recovered. With their groves ing good and industrious lives. To begin moving in. and during their stay here the

STARKE, FLA. lined with dead trees, and their ,cite only a few, Manson M. Blanchard From where we sit it looks like members of the company are 308-J Box 142 Starke, Fla.

investments all wiped out, most I now 91, who came to Starkein Lawtey is well on the way to re- camping at his farm near town.

of the early settlers moved out and i: l&SO with his parents. Mr. and capture some of its former glory. (Feb. 9, 1905) I



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PAGE FOUR-Section Fh'e" "' .
12, 1954

I Indians Broke Up Meeting- At Old New River. Church \ ,a,

Second Oldest Baptist Church In Florida Had Rigid I' One .c

I Code That' .
"Excluded" Members For
Dancing, Gambling:
of Starke'sYoungest
"The ch urc h and: Iun.regauongot -
in confusion at Indian alarm Johns up for falsehood and exclud- !
and broke up. No communion or i ed. Elizabeth Townsend excluded ,
feet washing, but was postponeduntil ,i I for dancing ." and on June 7, t #4 ;x

Feb. 1836." 1845; "Resolved that in examination ,, f))

This brief excerpt from the I of a certain William Jefferis, ,
records of old New River Baptist !who called himself a Baptist I
Church in western Bradford Coun- preacher! was proved by Bro. Mc- :
I '
ty speaks volumes about the hardships Donald to have acted dishonestly'' ,,,
and sacrifices early settlersof i in horse swapping." f _J .rR r ;
those frontier days underwentin The accused Jefferis maintainedin I, But also one of its most thriving young

order to worship their God ac his own defense thattft was "not :,
cording to the dictates of their dishonest to swap a blind horse :, R
conscience.. I to a man if the man had examined ,
New River Church dates from a :him and had not found him blind." ,i ; businesses'r

constitution drawn up on July 17, On January 23, 1847 the record ; ;f ;ll E _
1833. An organizational meeting reports that: "New River church _
followed on August 24 and on AN INDIAN' ALARM caused early takes 'a vote in conference to set-
20, John Tucker worshippers at the oU New River f
September was tle the question whether to be a ;we Y' wywG, Y. .s I IkM
elected the first Church to postpone "feet washing"to ; 0.
pastor.So missionary baptist church or anti- I :( uut.ftwria Sttut4w
far as is known, only one a later date. missionary baptist church and this \

other Baptist Church in Floridais vital question was decided by a 5 ; ; v
older. This is the Pigeon Creek the person who spoke before him majority of three in favor of re- .5
Baptist Church about seven miles by making remarks on his slipsor maining a missionary baptist. a

north of Hilliard in Nassau Coun- imperfections, but convey his Nine members for, and six voted r
ty, which traces its founding backto own ideas." to be hard shells." i'
Jan. 7, 1821. The Indian wars of the middle
The decision was unanimous
It was this church 30's when the Seminoles and .
Pigeon "
with the later resolution that :|
Creek that was petitioned by white settlers fought through pine a
we the Baptists; of New River do
the New River woods and frequenty in-
congregation swamp
carry our own keys and that the THE OLD ORIGINAL NEW RIVER CHURCH burned down years when
It'\\ ago someonelit
"letters of dismission and leaveof terfered with worship. as
said church to become a constituted during the annual meeting of No- church or any member have the a fire under the building to get rid of the fleas. This is the white frame structure
right and liberty of aiding in the
body. The petition was vember 27th, 1835 that the Indian that stands on the site today.
spread of the gospel at home or
signed by, among others, Thomas, alarm broke up the meeting and "
Sarah, Mary, and. Elizabeth Pre- caused a postponement of "feet abroad.
this also the church i!, it has been less than
vatt and W. M. Lucy and Hesther washing." year I a year
I 1836 explained disclaimed the doctrine of a "Fort -
Johns. Other entries during
The old constitution offered a ". no conference. The Clark convention" that held that Malpus (Malphurs), S. Weeks, I. John Tucker, the first pastor, I The old cemetery, adjoining the-/1/' since we opened our modern Service Sta
"a definite number of mankindare W. Pinholster, Abraham Crosby, was born 10, 1785
classic statement of doctrine: Indians are still in our land April movingto I church site, is kept clean and neat tion to the people of Starke and the travel-
and unaltera- John> McKinney, Jacob Godwin,
unconditionally north Florida from Columbus,
"We believe the The Indian war is still progressing -
scripture of the by an
annual I
old and new testament are the ." There was no conferencefrom bly ordained to life; and the rest Moses Thornton, and John B. Ga. It is known that at about I all-day "cemeteryworking" ling public, we are delighted with the quick
of mankind cut off without the Cason are noted. the same time he began servinghis when the membership I
1836 till September
word of God and the only rule of April
faith and practice We believeit 1837 because "the people are all offering of mercy. Thus they On October 28, 1884, the yearL. New River congregation he turns out, equipped with working' acceptance they have given us, and the
without chance : W. Kickliter was elected pastor, also established tools and well-filled lunch
have placed man a the Providence baskets, ,
impossible for man to recover broke up. Some gone one way land' wonderful patronage that we have en-
another." while the book places him without the old church burned down when Church near Olustee Creek in the makes a day of it.
himself from the fallen state he is and some
in by nature, by his own free will Records from September 2, 1837 excuse. We therefore dissent and ,flames set under the building to western part of Union County. It wouldn't be considered good I joyed. We wish to take this opportunityof

and ability We believe that to August S, 1839 have been lost call for a substitute from the ,"kill fleas" got out of control. Tucker died in 1853 after 49 I advertising by a chamber of com
God's elect shall be called and regenerated but the history is resumed August scriptures, the word of God itself, Services in the interim between years as a pioneer preacher. Of merce, but among old-timers the, expressing our appreciation for all

.. '- and sanctified by the 3, 1839 when it is noted that which substitutes was offered and churches were held in the homesof him it was said: "The Indians church is still familiarly knownas I favors in the past and hope to continue
Holy Ghost We believe the "Elias Knight preached, sent five unanimously adopted by all breth- members.A never attended his meetings, but "Rattlesnake Church. The
punishment of the wicked will be dollars to association to print ren." list of those making donationsfor gave him a great deal of trouble. title suggests that Indians weren'tthe meriting your patronage and support.

everlasting and the joys of the,minutes that all members be at The old church abided by its the purchase of sashes for 'Ke was compelled to travel throughthe only pests that,the early set- I
righteous eternal." next conference to test fellowship." orthodoxy to the extent that on windows on December 12, 1891 woods by night and often came tlers had to worry about when

The rules of decorum prescribedthat On August 26 1839 the clerk November 10, 1860 the action of included A. Crosby, F. A. Andrews, in home by daylight. Often shot I they attended services on the high ,
"Conference meetings shall recorded that ". all members receiving Rev. John Dupree on J. C. Cason, S. B. Cason, John at by Indians, he carried in his knoll just a stone's throw from 'TyyyyyymWARREN'S
be constantly and duly attendedto made penitent acknowledgmentone I credentials alone was rescinded"as Croft, J. J. Colson and W. H. Ed- body one of their bullets. He "dark-watered old New River. The I'

by every member but more to another and the right handof they did not consider him an wards. funeralized more people, butcheredby Indians have gone, but the rattle-
especially males to whom govern- fellowship was extended far and]orthodox preacher" and decided Systematic donations apparently Indians, than any preacherwho snakes still abound in that parti-
ment more particularly belongs wide. that "all members he baptized be were not instituted.before December ever lived in Florida." cular section of Bradford County.

Every male member of the In those days acknowledgments -,expelled unless they submit to 20, 1893 when a resolutionwas The old church celebrated its I I But it takes more than Indians i S SUPER
church who shall fail from to take a collectionfor Centennial in 1933 with a memor- ONSHELL
to attend of wrong-doings were i re-baptism. Dupree was passed up :i and rattlesnakes to discourage a I
conferences shall at the next be- brought before the congregationand Mill Creek, N. C." missions on every quarter.The able all-day meeting attended by I j hardy congregation of fundamental I

fore he takes his seat publicly Judged. Thus, on July 25, Family names well known in historical summary of the hundreds of members, former I,Baptists, and today just past :, I SERVICE
render his reasons for such neglectand 1840: "Deacon Ward made acknowledgments this section today began to appear old minutes, as prepared for the members and their descendants ]II l its 120th milestone the spirit ]
the church Judge the same and was for- frequently in the records after the church, ends August 10, 1912. Up l from all parts of Florida. Services I f the old New River Church seems ,
The person speaking shall given. On October 26, 1844: I War Between the States. From to that time there had been 23 i are now held each Sunday j;I just as strong as it was when 1 MADISON ST. ROUTE 100
strictly attend to the subject in "Sister' Snowden up for dishonestybut i 1865 to 1875 William Strickland, \pastors, with Silas Weeks serving|with Rev. Truby Parrish of Santa,,i that hardy band of pioneers organ-
debate. He may not reflect on exhonerated Burril Samuel Crews, Eli Adkins W. F. 18 years, and W. F. Malphurs 13 Fe, ill Alachua County, as pastor. ized it in 1833. I.

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.The Hartford Agency was first established in Starke in As a pioneer in our field, it gives us pleasure to salute a

1891 with Comer L. Peek as Agent. In 1895 the Agency pioneer in another field on the occasion of its Seventy-

passed into the hands of J. R. Davis & Co. and remained fifth-Anniversary The Bradford County Telegraph .

in that same name until 1929 when the present agent, the oldest weekly newspaper of continuous publication I

Harold C. Wall, took over the Agency. We feel that under the same masthead in Florida. We are fully aware

this unbroken period of 63 years constitutes an enviable of the important part that a newspaper can play in build.

record and one of which we are justifiably proud. We ing up a community, and we commend The_ Telegraph -

pledge ourselves to continue rendering the same high on the leadership it has provided down through the years

quality service to the people of this area in the future for the upbuilding of our town and county. We wish I

that we have always done in the past. for it many more years of successful operation. 1

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, Once The Name Of This/ Fabulous Fruit Spelled kI p -fourth county's or crops.fifth place among the I' -IILiir

The few remaining berry grow-

I Magic In Bradford County --- Now Its FutureIs ers aren't exactly taking all this
l lying down. With the help of

the Florida Extension Service and
Under .A Cloud 01 DoubtBy Experiment Station, various tests

and experiments were conducted

Robert EllisIs fffoauwI here last season to try to get at

then bottom of the trouble be it L 444e ; '.
the of Sea Island cotton _
the strawberry going way bug, bacteria, or virus. So far S'I ;
and the orange tree in Bradford County's changing economy? results have been inconclusive. ,,

and business men alike have ,
Growers, buyers spent Some growers, working on the
many hours mulling over this puzzling question so far with- theory that the old Missionary ; ,

out a satisfactory answer. Some are inclined to be optimistic, ""! M r.putting strain is "playing out", have been ; .. ,

i but others take a dim view of this once thriving industry tl'1'ing.a highly-touted newcomer,

that brought Bradford County I the Florida 90 developed at the ; 4
rl those early years, as recalled by; ,4tr J,
I fame and a moderate degree of Experiment Station in Plant City.
I Blackburn were Nobles Crawley, c
fortune over the past 75 years. : Opinion, so far is divided con
Stafford, Gilpin, Moore, Blanchard, !
Berries have been grown here I and Al Smith.In cerning the merits of this variety
since the early 1880's when a i It makes a handsome large bush,
named Knack the Starke area J. M. Truby unconvinced
Lawtey grower Guy but some growers are
was an important man in the ear !:)I"'"
plants berried
erbocker enough that it produces as many
from the North to set out a small ] ly stages of the berry industry. their boxes on the market they the larger berries on top as the Missionary. Others say I1i *

"garden patch" for experimental. He came to Bradford ()>unty with I!were used for shipping and later but were merely placed in the ,. its shipping qualities are not good 4

purposes. It was soon found that I other associates from Pennsyl .these same men developed a cup at random, not packed down and that it lacks the fine flavor of _

the soil and climate of Bradford I, vania in the early 80's and at first i method of refrigerating an entire but rounded off as best as the Missionary. Others are sure _
County were admirably suited to managed a large orange grove :car. Finally, after many years of ble at the top. that the 90 is the answer to the

this new (to Florida) luxury crop. 1 north of Starke. financed by ,effort on the part of local interests packing expense of today was not I berry grower's prayer and will
today who ,,Northern capital. After the freezes! 3. factor at that time. A yield ot .
Few men are living the railroad provided refrigerator prove his salvation. It will require -
remember those early years of I of the 1890's spelled the doom of; express car service for the berry 100 bushel crates per acre was I. several more seasons of ex

trial and error with strawberries I I growers. This did not come, how- .considered: 'good. perimenting before any definite.,
IIANDSO3IE FIELD OF KLONDIKES, half a century was R. S. Powell and Walter Wills.
but there is one whose memoryis ever until some 25 years later. I Prices for the early berries were I conclusions are reached. ago grown by

still fresh on the subject I The first variety of strawberry :fair running from $8 to $15 pel In the meanwhile, what's to be- I In photo (left to right) are Mr. Powell and daughter, Emma (sunbonnet), Mr. Wills (derby hat). Mrs.

This is James A. (Jim) Hornsby, !' used here extensively was the ;:J2-quart crate. Hornsby remembers .come of the strawberry industry I:i W. W. Wills, his mother, Carrie Belle Weeks (little girl, big hat), and Hattie Wills. In background are

who came to this area from Penn Noonan. It was, a hard berry and I: that Col. Shipman once got I in Bradford County* On top of ; Kate Henderson Mrs. Calvin Manning, and daughter, Edith Manning, Charlie Powell and Maude Powell.

sylvania in 1882. and soon found carried well, but was small. In.(32( for a one-bushel crate of the discouragement caused by last ; Colored man is Miles Robertson. Figures on tags stuck in berry cupheld by Mr. Wills (indicate that

work on various farms in the I an attempt to improve the size, .:particularly fine fruit. Prices are I season's poor volume quality and there are 44 berries in one quart and 46 in the other.
84, Mr. Hornsby the ;'onsiderably: higher today, con- I
Now mixing
vicinity. growers soon began price, came a prolonged drought
started raising his own berries 61 Noonans with the Cloud, a varietythat i idering that the 36-pint crate issed. last summer that killed most of ; r

years ago shortly after his mar- had to be pollinated with High production costs, how- the "runners" that would have ,
Strickland, a would:'>yen, keep the net to growers
riage to Florence ome other strain. They been used for planting this fall. ;
girl born of pioneer parents on the a olant a row of Noonans and a :about the same or even less thant Consequently, it is predicted by
Lake. He ,I t was in the earlier years.At I
north side of Kingsley row of Clouds. some that acreage this season will
continued raising berries until One variety succeeded another I the peak of the industry be about a third of last year'swhich !
when forced to giveit !lere it was not unusual for plant- I
attempt 300.
five years ago through the early years in an ] was less than
I and the in the to hit 1,500
ngs county
because of age I
up Jr to find the perfect berry. | If acreage does indeed drop that
difficulty of obtaining adequate but soft Others I II acres and gross receipts from a I !
large be sufficient
Some were low there will not
i. j icason's berries have
o r well and had good size, I Ito to the
carried buyers ,
to bring
help.One I I reach three-quarters of a- million volume
that Hornsby heavily.I
of the men :but wouldn't produce I dollars. Buyers arrived hereIn market and growers will be at i
Puddy, .
worked for Richard that en-
was the early strains
Lake but Among droves, put up at the old Commercial the mercy of "peddlers" for marketing -
who lived on Kingsley ,joyed brief periods of popularity Hotel and stayed their fruit. Such a condition -
also had a farm near Lawtey. I until something better came along throUgh-I could spell a virtual end to
assisted 'Hit the season. On some
occasionally the Hoffman, the
the Gandy,
i were here.
the industry
berries many as 20 carloads of berries
Knickerbocker with JIM HORNSBY Wilson, and the Lady Thompson. l'
by hisneighbor's rolled from Starke and Lawtey in Many farmers are
and Puddy success, impressed with the new he remembers when : Finally growers hit on the a 24-hour period.But I lover the "help" situation and sa} I II I

of his Klondike variety and for a long I in recent years. conditions it is impossible to compete with I
a patch i
planted '
crop, soon the citrus industry in this area,, time their troubles seemed over. industry and pay high priced labor
momic and otherwise have
; ,
own.Another Truby turned his attention more The Klondike was "hard", carried I to pick and pack strawberries for i
1 one of the early grow- and more to strawberries. Horns well, had good color and flavor, worked together to change all that. uncertain market. I
an !
ers at Lawtey was Enoch Griffis by also worked for Truby and associates and was a prolific producer. It The downward trend of the industry i when .II I
time many
There was a
who though poor when he started with along with 12 to 14 other was nothing unusual for growersto dates from World War n farmers depended on their large.I II
made an outstanding success men. of berries from a
considerable pick a quart lays when the construction of'amp families to help them plant, tend,
berries and acquired Hornsby recalls that Knicker single giant bush at one picking. But I
and harvest their berry crops.
wealth and property while engagedin Blanding near Starke offered -
bocker built the first onebushelrefrigeration The Klondike reigned supreme willing tostay ,
I few people are
the industry. local growers their first chanceto young
wealthy box for shipping until 25 or 30 years ago when it quit the farm for the higher on the farm today and work FARMERS HAVE ALWAYS HAD A FIGHT to produce good berries. Insects and disease were only
Cot V. J. Shipman, a berries. out" in
Truby and an associate,, showed signs of "playing draw
northerner who operated a big switched wages and shorter hours of defense for "peanuts" when they can half the battle. Rain and cold and drought were Just as deadly. Above scene shows a grower of the
Joseph Thomas, soon began making this area and growers shorter hours in
store at Lawtey and later becamea the boxes commercially under this time to the newer work. Many took advantage I higher wages for early days and his family attempting to protect their berries by covering plants with paper cones. This
again industries.
candidate for Governor on the the name of T & T RefrigeratorBox Missionary strain. jf the opportunity and left then ocal or nearby practice was not found practical, however, and was soon abandoned.
Republican ticket, planted about berry patches for the duration. Then too the fresh strawberry
Company. They eventually did well for
The Missionary Plantings dwindled in the market is threatened with another ,
10 acres In berries considered a : ,
designed the two-bushel
box and I
of century
at that time. He also another quarter a pro- until at the low ebb only a hundredr competitor the frozen berry. i -
huge patch finally went into production with sweet berry, with
Griffis's ducing a plump, so acres of berries were set in IPut up in neat packages, in which I
financed early operationuntil
I the "jumbo" or four bushel model. good carrying qualities, but indications i Ii II
and muss or
waste no
a season. there is no
the latter became financially I
i Before these boxes were developed are at present that it is I fuss in preparing, the frozen berry
Independent through his successes. After the war some growers
berries had now going the way of the Klon- I to the
T. T. (Tim) Blackburn, a Law- been shippedto ''dike. recent have vent back to their fields but many I has wide popular appeal
Yields in years
tey farmer, now retired remem- the northern markets by "openxpress" and others, once they had been weaned housewife. Some observers predict -
j been far from satisfactory the frozen
bers 1892 as the year when cut- without any refrigeration I end to &way, were reluctant to return to that eventually
[ observers predict
worms were so bad that almost at all. It was necessary, I some here unless Jerry growing which has often package will completely route the

the entire crop of berries was therefore to grow a "hard" varie- I:the virus-tree Missionary berry tan be obtained. been described as a 13-month-a- fresh berry from the northern

ruined. His father, Martin Black- ty of berry one that would Methods plants of packing in the early year job. Acreage picked up !market.
burn, was offered an ox and a cart reach Baltimore or New York in I some but never came near its prewar And the worst of it is that the
for his patch in that disastrous ,good condition without refrigeration. years differed from those of to-I peak. In spite of higher new frozen market does not mean

year.Other I day in that the berries were prices in the post-war inflation, II an increased demand for Florida :i1 r

growers around Lawtey in After Truby and Thomas put topped that is the practice of I berry revenue fell to less than a berries. The yield in this area a

third of what was previously considered lis not heavy enough to compete

I I an "average" year. Last with areas farther north where

I rear receipts reached bottom, berries for the frozen market canto ,

falling short of $100,000, and berries produced in greater volume at

Lots of Water Has Passed Over The Dam I tumbled from their former No. lower cost.
II t I spot as a revenue producer to Still some observers take a

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Since This Advertisement Appeared In 7879 I -I I ri d .f

Taxi !

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t ., '. OFrA R W I STARKE BERRY WHARF in the old days of shipping by rail is pictured here. Note huge refrigerator
.... .., ... .,."' r f i boxes (dark objects) in which the berry crates (light colored) were placed, together with Ice, for shipping

P.Or Bo tc.84 aJackscnviiie, Ffodd : ..wta to northern markets. Refrigerator boxes went out when the railroad finally provided refrigerator

m '''".'4140, t...t'Io-: ... '..' '. .. .. : -f: express car sen ice. Identified in this scene are: Mr. McM array (at left, with mustache), Lonzl Edwards
J C:.: ') .J ..... ..... w.. ........ .
:t> ,.-,. ........ .a .. oL",,,, ..,......., (boy in black hat, front center); Cyrus Sistrunk (boy In straw hat, center); Arch Kite (straw
"l..t C1i'90r. I ook3ate' hat black bow tie at rear of picture) ; A. M. (Lex) Andreu (dark vest by post at right); Zeke Waia-

,4A.1 t ,M ," I wright (white shirt, far right); and Fred Jones, boy In cap, right foreground).

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,,, .... 1lnwwH)1 t .u. ..... 'Ito their first the remember what
.1K. >ctr1( ..:,.... 1".1. '8 :: ? ,' -..... more optimistic view. They point getting start here. other hand -
recent weather conditions which Just think of it Starke and happened to those other: two prime
f 4ft> : ". "- .,... It.. I" u._. ", 1'0o-" ,,,, .':',:....T.. turt. ; have been favorable for planting !Lawtey without strawberries In producers of cash in Bradford
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it: .... .. i
and predict that growers who want March and April! County the orange tree and Sea

them will manage to get plants I Sounds incredible and we Island cotton. It COULD happento

somewhere, somehow. "They always I II I hope it never comes to pass. On berries.

they're not going to !
Naturally we are proud of the- fact that Horace Drew advertised In the Bradford ..II
bother with berries then at the I I
County Telegraph of 1879. It shows that for more than three quarters of a Centurythe I : last minute they all decide to

name of DREW has been associated with the leading firms of Florida that have I If you had called a taxi back in 1879 plant" is the way one it of the more I

had so much to do with building our great State to its present degree of prosperity. optimistic expresses I S 9
But will ? Only time will i i
they !
Starting in business stationer TIlE B. DREW \ I this is what would have
as a II. & W. COMPANY has constantly probably you tell. i, SERVICEIs

expanded its services Our plant today is equipped to manufacture four color process The strawberry has a proud

folders, pest cards catalogs, price lists, books, carbon snap-out forms, county I come up with. Often we do not appreciate tradition in Bradford County and

supplies, social engraving genuine steel engraved stationery, business announcements, a long history in the world. Its .. Our Business
the conveniences of today origin dates back to 15th Century
maps and business forms of all kinds. The Company employees 175 people in theletterpress Europe where the berries were

lithographing, steel engraving and finishing departments. An art department until we stop to consider: what they packed in straw prior to being

employing five artists is maintained to create" designs for Industry, Agriculture, carried to market. Hence the ,

Political, Social, and Educational needs. had to put up with 50 or 75 years ago. name, strawberries. i .
Migration of the lucious red i

Today the store carries one of the largest stocks of office equipment and suppliesin One of the greatest conveniences you fruit process to America and strawberries was a rather did slow not I

the State.' It features The Globe Wernicke steel office equipment line, Keuffel &
take their place as a major agri
Efcser Technical supplies and equipment for the engineering profession, wood office enjoy today is having our modern taxi cultural product until the late 19th I

equipment, safes office supplies and marine instruments.A Century, about the time they were
service at your command. Be sure I

service department for engineering instruments is staffed with experienced technicians I

who repair all type of engineering and marine equipment. The office equipment you take full advantage of it. STARKE WON I

branch also maintains a service department for typewriters, adding machinesand GAME AT WALDOIn 1 r ;

all office equipment.We a very interesting game
Wednesday afternoon at Waldo :
are proud of our many friends and customers in Starke and Bradford County and Starke's second nine defeated ,
In the few that it has been establishedwe
will appreciate your continued patronage'and good will. JUST CALL Waldo by a score of 8 to 7. At I years
are proud of the fact that our Sinclair Sta-
the close of the first half of the '
(ninth inning the score stood 9 to 'I tion has already become a landmark a landmark i

ISO ,2, but the Waldo team rallied in that means service to the traveling public -

: their half of the inning and came whether homefolks or tourists. We appreciate

THE H. & W. B DREW COMPANYFlorida's near tying the score. I your business and attempt to tell you

The line up of the Starke second so by rendering the highest quality service

nine is as follows: Gus Beasley, that can be found on the road.
pi; Clifford Chancy, c; Walter
Leading Stationer and Printer For 99 Years Graham, Ib; Paul Baisden, 2b;

30 West Bay Street Jacksonville, Florida STARKE TAXI SERVICE! ss Frank White; Edwin, cf Lane; Leo Freeman, 3b Canova; Allen, ,rf If.; Canova George Seeber Goodman's Service StationU.

They are a husky bunch of

3IIAMI TALLAHASSEE ORLANDO youngsters and are willing to try S. HIGHWAY 301SOUTH

it on with any second nine in the

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WW Crfs Now 'X.. ":.....,.f: eller'::-. :;:qftt.n'i-: .' : 'i:!: w.rd":::;:' i 1'Z-: :-' +. : :_ ::;......f: 7if'1"" \ ; j four months. j I Ij i operated ty mOdem- deisel electric I I Ii

OW .' .: 7"c. :., "";. ; ,,"'' ,, j{ Biooker today is a thriving little i locomotives.
: ,- > "': :: !"'-\' i town with an to'' t
I $ estimated
.. Jf 500 j All
i' : ;-. : 4' 600 of this is a far cry from I
'f population. It is a vegetable?>! the blazed trails
wagon of 1840
c 4{ (
watermekm, and tobacco growing I and the of black
puffs smoke that
Town Of Brooker rp \
TTirhrine and has a large and !boiled from' the wood burning

.. modern State Farmers ,{
.. Market steam
Ia -- -- -0 - - j engine, with the big balloon-

I -. : : i tung oil processing plant, varnh ,shaped smoke stack, that made its
i By E. R. Wardr Darby had this to say: "Brooker,, r '- factory, paved streets, sidewalks ,debut as the first train ever to

according to the records in this electric lights, a cross section !run over what is now known as
(Editor's Note: The writer of office, is still Ward City, except of paved highways, and a I!the Wannee Branch early one
this article is E. R. Ward, a grandson 1 for the post office. There is no railroad over which trains are I I peaceful spring morning in 1895. .

of the late E. P. Ward and ; record of any official change to sr

the eldest child of the late ThomasPhillip Brooker, and the real estate is .

Ward by his second mar assessed as Ward City."

riage. The writer entered the So it seems, if anyone chose to l I I II

service of the Seaboard Airline E make an issue of ft, there is plenty EARL GREEN'SRED I

Railroad as trainman on Nov. 23, of room for argument that the ,

1923, at the age of 19, soon after town of Brooker in reality and cer- !

the death of his father. He was o tainly officially is still Ward City,, AND WHITE GROCERY
promoted to conductor in January the name given it upon completion

1941, and.now resides at Wildwood. ;jof the railroad in 1895. Yet, there! I

Quite often t.e makes trips over are many of the younger genera-, ,' .
the old Wannee Branch along the !tion now living in the town who 4.

pioneer trails once traveled by his have never even heard the name j I jI ; i k

ancestors as early jsettlers in Bradford of Ward City. I
> *cJ&C Mtr !Eis-
County.) Going back a little farther into f I

Residents of a thriving little frontier history we find that ; .c'J ',' ., < ? .t ES4... g5
Emra Ward's father, William H.
town in the western part of Brad Ward, was born in South Carolina OLD POSTCARD PICTURE, depicting "An everyday scene at Ward. City" was postmarked on the reverse

ford County enjoy s unique dis- an October 5, 1794. His family side "Brooker," Indicating the confusion arising from the two names designating the town. Rail
tinction. Although live and
they t I moved to Coffee County, Georgia road workers are seated on an old "hand car" which was motivated along the rails by elbow
vote in a town that is incorporatedunder grease
the name of Brooker, their when he was just a lad. He grew Team at crossing was probably hauling cross ties. Home at left was once occupied by Dr.V. E. Mid-
up, came to Florida, and married dleton when he practiced at Brooker.
homes and places of business are
|la Miss Jones, a Nassau County
Ideated, according to legal de-
EMRA P. WARD ,girl in 1818. They settled at could get a clear view of Wardas <>r. '
scriptions in deeds and abstracts, I I historic old Middleburg in Clay he was washing his hands and .;.., -- .
in a place called Ward
City. .
j County and there his seven chil- face. Just at that instant one of ----
? It might be considered way. Thus Ward City got its V
I I dren were born, Emra being the i 1 the Negro slaves came out of the Ancient
so by folks who were unaware i name, and the verbal agreementwas :
that Brooker and Ward City, for fulfilled. youngest. kitchen and walked right up on I Growing Bigger & Better With BrookerGET
William Ward moved his family the Indian from the rear.Just
all intents and purposes, are one The railroad was completed from S-
from Middleburg about 1840 in as the redskin raised his gun to I
and the same place. It happenedlike Sampson City to LaCrosse in a YOUR EXTRA COPIES OF THE
shoot Ward the slave
this a covered wagon and settled on a snatchedthe
: couple of years. Recognizing the
homestead on the Santa Fe River, gun, thereby hismaster's
In 1892 saving BIG
Thomas R. Collins, a convenience of mail service by '. ANNIVERSARY EDITIONAT
the site of Brooker. life. L
native of Columbia County, boughta train, Collins purchased a lot in present From
This settlement was first known as Even this did not seem to disturb -
piece of property about a mile "Ward City" for $30 and soon OUR STORE
I Fort Ward, he William Ward. He went
southwest of the present site of thereafter moved his Brooker as established a
I fort there during the Seminole Indian .about his work as usual until
Brooker and soon petitioned for 1 post office there to be near the I after breakfast when he Old Mr and Mrs Earl Green, Owners Operators
the establishment of a post office.In I railroad. War. picked
The land on which he settled up his gun and said nothing about
August of 1894 his request was i For the next ten years a traveling I(
where he {
was homesteaded from the Federal I was going. He was
granted and he was named post- salesman or other visitor
away for a few hours and when Grits
government.This ?
master. Collins
proposed to call contemplating a visit to this little
his post office Brooker since it West Bradford village would buy writer has in his possession he returned he put up .his gun
a land grant deed for 79 acres, and went about his work withouta BROOKER'S 'OLD RELIABLE'COLSON'S
was located near the old Brooker a railroad ticket to Ward City .'
Bridge on Santa Fe River. The and tell his family to address his more or less, of land to WilliamH. word. A few days later a dead Mill ,, $

bridge took its name from Ed mail to Brooker. The railroad Ward, dated :May 1, 1855 and Indian was found in the swamp I

Brooker, a farmer in that area station had a big sign on both signed in Washington by President ''I''behind his large plantation. ; s j! + .t. '. :=,
who was also a friend of Collins. ends proclaiming to the world that Franklin Pierce and bearing the This was near the close of the
President's official seal. i Indian War and, as far as is .
this '
/Thus the Brooker post office was was "WARD CITY", while ,
born. the post office sign a hundred According to family records, :known, this was the last Indian "
William Ward must have been a'I killed in that territory. Sr .
This was before railroad service yards away said "BROOKER. ..
It is to brave and courageous man. In After the war was over an
came to that area and Collins made easy imagine the confusion
that resulted those days the houses were built Indian came to see him one day
several trips each week on horse- such a r rt2.f '"
back to Lttesville (a small early ,situation.A of logs and kitchens were usuall} and told how they feared him and s. x

post office northeast of'Brooker) request was made to have built some 40 to 50 feet from the of the many times they had tried d T. -- s

where he would pickup incomingand the name of the post office changed main dwelling. For what reason I,to kill him and how each time A RELIC OF PIONEER DAYS in the Brooker area is huge old mill 3
leave outgoing mail for the to Ward City, but the depart that custom was used we do not they had failed.
stone which lies unused
now near the home of Guy Parrish on Mill
Once he had bitten out
know, unless it was to space the a piece
ment afraid
patrons of-his post office. was further confusion I
Branch, between Brooker and New River The old water mill was built
of his in withan
ears a fight
one of
Back in 1892, a few months be- might result from the similarityof buildings apart to reduce the haz-
Indian and this old redskin and first operated by James Sherman Fowler, an early settler in that
fore Collins had moved to the area, names with Wardville or Ward ard of fire. The well was dug off
about the same distance I told him that day that he was area. At his mill Mr. Fouler cleaned rice, made grits and meal, and
the late Emra P. Ward, son of an Station somewhere in West Florida to one fide,
both kitchen and dwell the one who did it and complimented !- cracked corn for chicken feed. The meal made cornbread that would
and the denied. from
early settler in that vicinity, had I request was
deeded a right-of-way through his Eventually, as the easiest way out, I ing. The Indians dreaded William .' him on being such a brave "melt in your mouth," according to Tom JIarkey, who operated the

property to the Ambler Lumber the townspeople gradually dropped Ward and on many occasions tried fighter. mOl for a short while years ago. Parrish, pictured above with his
Company of Jacksonville for the the name of Ward City and the I to slip up on him and kill him. l I' William Ward, his wife, and children, says that Mill Branch never runs dry ran right on through STOREWe

sum of one dollar to encourage the town took the name of the post He was aware of this, but never I,some of their children are buried I last summer's drought.

building of a railroad through the office, Brooker. Finally the rail-I seemed to mind exposing himselfto ,;at old New Hope Primitive Baptist are proud that our store has been servingthe
area, providing such road be built road fell in line and the old danger. Church in the northern edge of ed by angry Indians who foughtfor the town. This step had previously people of Brooker and surrounding area

within three years from date of City signs were taken down from I, It was his custom to get up at Alachua County on the Santa Fe seven long years to hold their been taken many years ago, for 42 years. It is a well known fact that we

deed. the depot. That made it unanimous the crack of dawn every day and River. His last resting place is native soil.Emra but the town government had been have some of the best people and best farmland

Although the deed did not so except for legal descriptionsin go to the well to draw a bucketof less than ten miles from where he P. Ward served a member allowed to lapse into disuse. The in the state and the fact that our State
the courthouse records where staked out his homestead in 1840as of the Florida Legislature in 1950 election revived the
specify, there was an understanding water to wash his face and govern-j Farmers Market is growing so fast proves it.
or "gentleman's agreement"that ,the town is still, and probably hands. Once during the night an one of the town's earliest settlers the House of Representatives from ment and got Brooker once more If
haven't been to Brooker
the station would be named 'always will be, Ward City! Indian slipped up to a peach tree and lived his life span as a Bradford County in the 1897 ses- on a going basis. Hewlett Anderson you lately come out
pioneer citizen. sion the second term of and see us and watch us grow.
Ward City in consideration/ of In answer to an inquiry Into the I(i that grew near the end of the during was elected mayor, a position j
Ward's cooperation with the lum- court records of Bradford County, kitchen next to the well and had Ward City (or Brooker) was Governor W. D. Bloxham. He and which he has filled ever since with)II G. B. COLSON RESSIE COLSON
(I then wide open spaces with lightly his wife, Margaret Godwin Ward, --
ber in f.1 Circuit Court Clerk Charles A. that he the
company securing right- I cut away an opening so exception of one period of ,
rolling hills surrounded by flat are buried in the family plot at
t lands a hunter's paradise anda Ward City Baptist Church in

land of virgin timber Brooker, where they were both
untouched I
by human hand. This members for many years.

scene that met the eye of those'I, On March 6, 1950 Brooker free- i

who blazed the trail and settled I,,holders held'an election and voted

down for keeps on a spot surround-I 36 to 12 in favor of reincorporating .


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I' w-- :: : .' -' it on the main north-south high stayed overnight in the old Mc-
I h' ,
Hampton Popular With Drummers'In way. By this time automobiles Donald house. They were the
,were taking the place of railway crew of the Southern "Sunbeam"
I (I travel, and Hampton slowly lost train that carried passengers to
its key position in north-south I Hampton from the midwest. The
The Hey-Day Of Its Big Hotel (travel Salesmen no longer used !passengers switched' to the Seaboard -

the train for their travels, but began line in Hampton to go far-
I I making their rounds in auto- I ther, south. The railroad men
The town of Hampton grew! ,' the same time his brother, G. P ,.mobiles. 'were sitting up with a woman who
in the 1880's from a Young, founded the !'
rapidly Christian When the road was changed and had missed her train south to
sparsely settled fanning community Church and Orange College in I.the depression wore on, property Tampa, and she was' waiting for
to a thriving town of over 100 Starke. The Starke church wasp I t s. values began to fall to rock bot- the midnight train. It was an extremely -
population by 1890. The commun- founded in 1881 and dedicated in I, tom in Hampton. Soon another cold night and the men
ity's growth actually started soon I 1884. j 1 disaster was to strike the town. I had built a large fire. Something :
after the Civil War as settlers The community got an economic The headlines: "Hampton Hotel I evidently went wrong, and the
from Georgia and other southern boost and t Burns to house i
I another new church : Ground Late Wednes- caught on fire. The flames :
states came to Florida to farm when two traveling salesmen from I day" in the June I, 1934 issue of soon spread to the other nearby 1
and plant orange groves along the Alachua, J. R. and R. M. Williams, !The Bradford County Telegraph buildings with disastrous results. !
tracks of the Florida Central chose Hampton as a likely head I proclaimed one of the many dis- Hampton received a slight "lift" 1
and Peninsular (Seaboard) Rail- quarters for other salesmen and astrous fires that engulfed the ,when Camp Blanding opened. i

road. ;established a large store and a 16- I i finest homes and buildings of !;Wives and families of service men I I
Lifelong Hampton resident B. Y. I room hotel there. Hampton during the depression.The i crowded into town as they did all '

Saxon remembers that his" father I J. R. (Jack) and Tom Williams, __ account of the hotel burn- other towns in this vicinity. When
Henry Saxon Sr, used to live in 'uncles of Mrs. W. B Alexander of x ,ing was typical of others. Hampton I Blanding closed the town returnedto
a farm house that was locatedto a I.Starke established a store in : i : had no fire department able being a center of a small farming -

the rear of where the Hampton' I Hampton in 1889. Another brother to cope with the fires, and by the community, but post war farm-
Hotel was later built and approximately R. M. Williams, came to Hampton time the Starke fire truck arrived ing has not proved as successfulas
in the center of the in 1891 and put up a hotel the building would be so far gone the early days of oranges and
present town. Later when the The Williams brothers also form- I that it was impossible to save. cotton. The last few years have

Saxons moved to another farm ,ed the present Hampton Baptist .-. qa,...i. ... .., .Sri.- When the hotel burned, an estimated -I been especially disappointing to
a Mr. Terry moved into the houseto 'Church. The main structure of READY TO ANSWER A CALL in his 1912 Ford Roadster is Dr. W. E. MIddleton (behind wheel) who I 1,000 worth of plate glass I the Bradford County farmers, and
farm and tend orange groveson was [Hampton has shared the lean
the town. the present church auditorium was has more than half a century of medical practice in Bradford County to his credit. Seated in car with destroyed in store buildingsacross
land now occupied by the street.L I years with the farmers.
Both Saxon and Mrs. 0. It[. completed and dedicated in 1891 the doctor is hU brother-in-law, Ben Douling. Boys in front of car are (left to right): Locian Johns, Several residents voice mild
(Aunt Mary) Geiger 92,. who I on land donated by the Williams Charlie Beck, Mercer Miller, Dick Miller, and Horace Melton. Behind car are ((1 to r): Willie Johns, A. Johns, who was then own- I confidence in the town's future.

presently lives in' Starke, .remember brothers. It was founded with 51 Earl Middlemen, Harvey Miller, Vardie Wall, and Charlie Cameron. Tin building is early Hampton drug er and manager of the hotel, was They point out that there are a
; members, and Rev. N. T. King was not present on the day of the fire.
its name.
how the town got store. few new families moving into the
around ( ) ALEXANDERand its first pastor. Some of the first floor furnishingswere

As the a tracks ctmmunity near the formed Terry farm I. unidentified friend, shown here The Williams' hotel was a large ]prosperity. fanners then turned more to Durden, 10; and S. R. Johns, 15. saved, and the hotel's few population community now drop after following a steady the

the place was arbitrarily given the displaying samples of their wares two story structure which could The lumbering industry also be- I strawberries for their livelihood. W. G. Seals was elected president guests managed to escape un IBlanding boom. A few farmersare
name of Terry's 10-year-old() son are typical of the old time "drummers" accommodate about 25 overnight \gan to slowly dry up as the amountof 1 Hampton continued to grow, of the bank, and A. A. Futch harmed. The cause of the fire experiencing some success in
who frequented Hampton guests. It also had a large kit- good timber in the area was I and in 1915 a charter was filed was named its first cashier. The was' attributed to a faulty flue. chickens and the Is
Hampton. raising area
Hotel In the 1900'i.scendant .
When the town's first mer- early chen, dining rooms, and lobby. exhausted.But with' the Secretary of State for bank flourished during the "boom" The last major fire in Hampton once more being turned to large
chants, Blanton and Cameron, When the hotel was a railroad the farmers around Hampton the Hampton State Bank. The !of the early 1920's, but when the occurred late in the 1930's when I tracts of pine trees. But the
established a post office in their of his developed the meal stop, it often had 80 to 90 I fought back, turning tQ cotton bank was granted a 99-year char- i,depression struck it disbanded. one side of a business block was !years of large stores, hotels, banks,
store, the name of "Hampton" "Temple" ot nge. persons eating meals there. < and a new cropstrawberries.Soon ter on Dec. 18, 1915 to enter the i A. A. Durden was president of completely wiped out. Seaboard i I!restaurants, and small industriesmay
was officially given to the town. When Temple moved to Starke, The hotel immediately attracted Hampton had two cotton general banking business. It's I i the bank when it disbanded; and Agent J. W. Home described that ', be gone forever. Yet what
The post office was established many of Thurston's residents salesmen to the area for overnight I gins in the town, and express capital was 150 shares of $100 although he felt the bank was last fire which started in the old is perhaps more important than
around the beginning of Grover moved into Hampton and a cross- stops. Mrs. M: L. Maynard companies were shipping straw- capital stock. financially sound he deposited the McDonald residence and spread to !'prospering businesses is the heritage .
i Cleveland's first term as Pres- tie mill was begun there. Hampton mother of Mrs. Alexander, served berries' and other crops in the I I The stock was owned by the bank's accounts in the Bradford the post office, the telephone exchange 'I left Hampton by its early
ident in 1885. "Bun" Haynes was remained the center of the the first meal in the hotel to a 1 place of oranges.A 'following persons: W. G. Seals County Bank in Starke rather and the Ben ifixon house. II settlers. Hampton's school and
appointed as the town's first postmaster ,J lumbering business until the supplyof group of travelers and salesmen. few years later the boll weevil 75. (or 50 per cent interest in than run the risk of failing.In All but one of the buildings were churches still play a large part In

near-by virgin timber was exhausted Salesmen used to arrive at struck down' the cotton crop as I'the bank); J. A. McDonald 20; the height of the depression, uninsured. I I the community life, and the town
Four year's later the town's first : I I Hampton late in the afternoon and suddenly as the "Freeze" had Gertie McDonald, 10; A. .A. McDonald I t another catastrophe struck Hamp- I Home said that as he remem- ,'I Iis still "a good place to raise a
out the citrus. 10 J. V. Jones 10 A. A. !ton. The state decided to bers it a of railroad men "
Republican, Joe Allen, succeeded Early in Hampton's growth, W. stay at the hotel. They would wiped Hampton ; ; by-pass I group family.
Haynes as postmaster when the :B. Young arrived and is credited [get up early the next morningand -
Republicans came into office un- 'with starting the town's Christian rent a horse and buggy in .
der Benjamin/ 'Harrison. Haynes I Church and its first school. Young which they traveled about the
returned to office four years later I called his school the Lake Na- surrounding territory. The salesmen -
when Cleveland won his second varre Academy and Saxon remembers I would sell goods to small
Proud of
term, but Allen was once more : attending it after it was stores in Hawthorne, Orange our County
designated as postmaster under I taken over by the state. Hampton I Heights, Melrose) and Waldo in
Lake was then known as Lake
another Republican President, I,their journeys from Hampton. .
William McKinley, in 1897. Navarre. Mrs. A. A. Durden of Starke,
The' Methodist Church the .
Hampton was the heart of a whose husband owned the' hotel
:first church to be established in
big lumbering business as well during much of its operation, said
as a good farming and citrus area. Hampton. It was built across that the traveling salesmen would, AND THE PROGRESS ullAS MADE
I fronTHampton's
present cemetery,
While Hampton was still a farm [arrive on schedule about every two
community Simon Temple had a I.and! the town's oldest relic is a I weeks. The hotel soon learned to

large saw mill and a little community "Holy Bi1; e" given to the churchin [prepare for their more or less

started which was later i moved'across 1850. The the church road was to a later site ,,regular visits. Before the advent '' SINCE IT WAS CREATED IN 1861
named Thurston. Temple's mill : 'of the automobile, the hotel was
I near the cemetery; and finally as '
was located about a mile and a the center of commercial and
half north of Hampton at the i i.the town began to build up it was tourist activity in that area.
moved to a building vacated by
crossing of the railroad and the The hotel had a number of ..
i the Advent Baptist Church in the ,
Starke-Hampton road. .
heart of town. northern guests who would spend ( '
Temple's operation was so large' the winter in Hampton. They -
In Wanton S. Webb's history of I __
i that he even established a fourth- I liked the quiet pleasant town
Florida in 1885 he mentioned I ;I _
class post office at the mill site. I and Hampton Lake boasted a J
Starke's post office still has some II three churches in Hampton: {popular swimming resort. i|
with J. A. Castell as
old records of the "Temple Mills"post Railroading was another important -
Christian with W. B.
office signed by Temple himself ,pastor. industry in Hnpton;
Young as pastor, and the Baptistprotably
who acted
as postmaster.
I Soon after the community beganto
Temple later moved to Starke and ( the Advent Baptist) grow, the Georgia and Florida
built a mill! on "Temple" Ave., with W. H. Malphurs as pastor. Southern Railroad built tracks

north of town, and still later mov- Young is reported to have started .through the town. Train crews

ed to South Florida where a de- the Christian at approximatelyMAY'S ,I lived there, and the hotel drew

'several overnight guests from

travelers who were transferring \
from one railroad to the other.

GROCERY I A Southern train came from 'ar J-
iCincmatti carrying tourists to
HAMPTON, FLA. ,' South Florida, and they transferred -
to the Seaboard at Hampton. -
The Southern train crew remained -
in Hampton overnight,
George L. Patten
i.nd then boarded the train as it
headed north once more. I Judge, Circuit Court

: j Theron A. Yawn
re-mained '
[! ], Bradford has had tradition '
F 'I saloons were established in Hamp- ;, County a proud Judge, County Court
r ton, and the town soon got the
R CIA P (reputation I as being "a good place since that day in 1861 when an act of the

ito I bring up a family."
created it from of old New
|i By 1893 Hampton was ready a part
for incorporation. The following
r"notice" was issued on May 30 of 1p River County and gave it the name of Brad

i I that year: "To. the legal voters ofhe -
;/ town of Hampton, you are IN a ford in honor of the first Florida officer killedin
j I hereby notified to meet for the
[purpose of forming a municipal the War Between the States. Since that f'pI
I incorporate government for said
We extend a cordial welcome to all new- ':town and said incorporate limits day it has grown and prospered and has al-

comers in this vicinity to join our list jtn be as follows beginning at a

of satisfied customers. We have been point where Lake Xavarre Avenue ways maintained a place among the most progressive
and the Florida Central and Peninsular -
serving the people of Hampton and sur- Railroad z
crossing and ex-
I- counties in Florida. We proud
rounding area for many years and appreciate |;lending west half mile, north half are
i i mile east half mile and south
your patronage and good will. half mile making the limits one I to be the officials of such a county and pledgeour

I,mile square." _
CLAUDE MAY. 1 The committee in charge of the j' best efforts to conduct its affairs in keeping 1 I IA

,incorporation proceedings was _
I i composed of W. N. Blanton, J. R. with the fine traditions set by our distinguished A

,;Williams and G. S. Young. '
The citizens of Hampton met at predecessors.
THIS IS THE PLACE I|the school house for the purpose'of P. D. Reddish Harmon P. Morgan

determining whether or not Superintendent Schools
Where Friends and Neighbors Meet ;ihe town should be incorporated. 'I Sheriff.
:They selected T. D. Lewis as chairman -

IN HAMPTON I J. T. Bunch as secretary andtwo ;
I managers of the election. The i tote
% was as follows: ; .
I For incorporation: W. N. Blan- '
ton. R. }.[. William B. S. BeaslevT ..
T. \ Hilton. J. B. Florid. Levi ,,
Johns, H. C. Currency S. W
7p( ;, urfrc {
"outh ick. J. }[. Allen. George

Reddish, J, T. Bunch. J. C. Camp .
Thomas D. Lewis, J. L. Sasser-
\ D Tison. J. M Hilton. -.4w
Jap AlVn rprs g wjf'4i
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J B. Cowart. C. G. Robinson { '
i R Williams. J. B. Cason, and

: S Young. \ % I Is. _
4. ainst incorporation: J, A \
,,:.xon. R. L. Cherry. J. L. Ogden _; 1
and "Bun" Haynes.

the Following first town the officers incorporation were elected vote- j I
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:I :Mavor-T. D. Lewis! ; Alder- _
s i menJ.. T. Bunch. Jap Allen, J R.- : tN : s. c '/

i Williams and W. NT. Blanton-
i Clerk-R. W. Cameron; Marshall) g
i i .-J. L. Sasser. L'I

Soon after the town was incorporated I14-
John H. Parker Gro. Meats i, the first of a series of I
I j setback struck its economy. TheFreeze" II I Gene Long Marian L. Crosby Chas. A. Darby J. R. Kelly

"Big in the'winter of I Tax Assessor Supervisor Registration Clerk Circuit Court
We Welcome and Appreciate Your Patronage 1894-95 wiped out the citrus Tax Collector

i I groves that had been one of the,
cornerstones of the town's early

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scattered homes where you now see modern w F $ '' -. {
store buildings, wide paved streets and attrac i_ { ; ", :. '.; <
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Freeze of 1894 killed, the orange groves and. .. r ; ,.

there were some pessimists who thought that ._- k s I It

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it would kill Starke too -just as some predicted ,' ; : ,i 4 }

that Starke would become a Gohst Town after '- : ,ei y .c
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Camp Blanding. But the Freeze didn't kill o ; .' t

a 4
.. that Starke would become a ghost town after : i

z ,t
didn't either. Starke today is growing at the .. "' ru- 1- -
fastest rate in its history, and it looks like -
.. "the. !

sky's the limit" ,
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Of course, this rapid growth of Starke in recent years There have also been problems of trying.to meet demands -,

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has brought with it many problems problems that for additional street paving and sidewalks, (
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t better street lighting, and many others too numerous
your City officials have had to solve-and are still trying -

to mention. We, as your city officials, entrusted by
". to solve -- problems of trying to supply an ever ,
you to meet these problems, are trying to do the best

increasing consumer demand for electric power with. .
job we can and provide you with the services that you .

inadequate equipment problems of trying to bring "
have a right to expect as a citizen of Starke. We hope ,

water and sewer service to ever-increasing popula
that. you will bear with us during. this trying time an d'I
tion in spite of rising costs of trying to give adequate
give us your full cooperation in the measures we take

police and fire protection to a greatly enlarged area. to meet these needs. .

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The aK .z 1879 7Sth Anniversary Edition 1954

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Terrible .
He then made his way back !supper. Prince went to the kit- !' "When the
+ usual shriek of the
toward Starke, probably following chen door and called, "Hey, Mur- '. ''whistle was heard, the excitement

the railroad. A few miles north ray!" He had fortified himself!! ;which had been great increasedto

Tale of,here, at that time, was a Negro ,for this ordeal with several healthy i fever heat. The car containing

settlement known as Barnsville. drinks from a jug and was a j !the body was boarded by the crowd

Murray stopped there and struck little wobbly on his feet. I and a vast throng of eager people

of up an acquaintance with Prince At that instant one of the men ;; i rushed to the box containing the
Albert a Starke Negro who was ,outside darted by a window and ; ,body.

working on cross ties near the old i Murray got a glimpse of him. j j "Sheriff Fennell, with the assistance -
Truby orange grove. j Quickly sizing up the situation, !! of Undertaker Hutchinson

. Prince was a barber of sorts, \the muscular! outlaw picked up the :, and his men. forced their -

HARMON MURRAY land\ Murray went to his house ,I wobbly Prince bodily and holding rrl to the door and took the box way out I

I where Prince shaved the desperado him as a shield against possible : i to the wagon in waiting

'! and cut his hair, not knowing, of gunfire, made his way from the : "Then came another and fiercer

!'course, who Murray was. I kitchen to the main body of the "t.s. l;struggle. The crowd surged forward -

Finally the two men became ,house where he had left his deadly i :: to the wagon with irresbi -

\quite friendly and Murray decided :Winchester rifle and ammunitionto i(tible power, and it looked for a

take Prince into his confidence. !,DeltStill holding Prince under moment as if the crush would

He told him about one arm, he his result
killing the officers swung knapsack x I: seriously for many of the
at Fernandina, and that over his shoulder, took out a ,38 weaker.

In an era that was noted for its "bad men" desperadoes who went about the country- there was a reward out for his I calibre pistol and shot the helpless "As soon as the body was de-

enforcement burning and .1 capture. He also told Prince that !Negro in the stomach. Prince posited safely in the vehicle, Fen-
aide in those days of lax law killing ravaging no name
he staggered out of the house and nell
than that of Harmon Murray. was going over "south of the I got up and Hutchinson drove
struck more terror to more men I
dead the kitchen
railroad trestle" to ,dropped near off
Before he was finally shot down by his own personal "Brutus," Murray had left a trail spend the night door. ,,fol.'lowing
: at the home of a Negro i .
acquaintance -
of death by rifle, brutal! beatings, and wanton destruction of property by fire, the like of Frank Odom He asked! In the meanwhile the white men iI I, {in carriage, running with all ,their and

which was never seen before or caped prisoners and outlaws, he the town and kill more or less all Prince to "get up a game" that Iliad taken up positions outside and I i might to keep up. It was the
since at least in this part of is, bring some friends he could gan firing at Murray. In the II I wildest scene that
returned to Gainesville and the of the inhabitants but that he, | Gainesville ha*
the country. trust to Odom's house that )ensuing fusillade, one of Murray's ,I .known for
"reign of terror" began. Gundy, was authorized to say thatif night II many years, perhaps
Two of his victims were a Brad bullets the of Parrish's I "
to play cards. grazed top i i in her history.
One of the first acts of violencewas Mr. Gaylord would come out
ford County sheriff and a crafty the attempted robbery and and confer with Murray, he might Prince agreed but after Murray :hpad, literally "parting his hair in I, The box that had carried the

Starke Negro who tried to "put murder of a storekeeper named be deterred from his purpose. had gone on his way his mind i the middle." I I body from Archer was burned on
the finger" on Murray McPherson. Murray and his gang Gaylord fearing for the burning 'began dwelling on what he thought!I Sheriff Alvarez had taken a I the courthouse square in Gainesville -

getting ahead of the story.Let's went to Millards Station about two' of his store, agreed." would be easier and surer money j Position off to the rear of the j' HE REMEMBERS MURRAYJIM but still the story of Harmon

begin at S the. beginning.. miles from Gainesville on the'I The report continues to the effect I than that he might possibly win in ''kitchen in a corner of the yard (Murray was not quite finished

Archer road, and attempted a robbery that when Gaylord refused to I a card game that night. He was ,lwhere a picket fence and rail I CLARK 93-j ear-old Starke negro, is probably the (The final episode was written in

The sensational case of Harmon that of McPherson's store. give him money, the Negro went I I thinking of the reward money I fence joined. He was using black I only living person who remembers seeing Harmon Mur Starke, where rejoicing and relief

Murray began in 1888. At With his convict accomplices, away swearing vengeance on the I'that was placed on Murray's head powder which caused a bright flare I ray. were almost as great as in Gaines
time, a Negro youth of 18, he town. dead alive. I time
to A while later another or every he fired. This and the ville.
set fire
Murray is said to have i
worked for Charlie Pinkoson whose, the English Colony, a well known Negro George Campbell, came to Prince hurried to Sheriff Levy,fact that he was wearing a white The aged negro, then a ;young man of SO, was walking Since a reward had been offered

a resident of Gainesville what, is residence in East Gainesville and, the door and asked Gaylord to Alvarez and gave him the startling I shirt made him an easy mark for along the railroad track toward Starke about midafternoon here for the capture of Murray,

home was located on about block now with most of the populace diverted step outside to discuss some busi- news that Harmon Murray was in ,the keen-eyed Murray. He drew of the day Murray was to kill Sheriff Alvarez; and I following the death of Sheriff Alvarez -

University Avenue, a Florida to the fire there, the despera- ness. Gaylord went out Murray this areiiA five-man posse 'was la bead on the sheriff and sent a Prince Albert. it was deemed necessary to
beyond the present again confronted him, him quickly formed bullet from his Winchester through
does went to McPherson's store,'I covering and a plan laid bring the body on to Starke &II
Theatre. firing his barn and then killing with a pistol and said he had that was thought to be a sure-fire the middle of Alvarez' forehead, Clark met Murray, who was also walking the track on his! ,proof of Murray's death so that

The story goes that Pinkoson, him when he came outside. three confederates "down the rail guarantee of Murray's capture. I killing him instantly.The way to Frank Odom's house south of Starke where he 'the reward could be paid.

one Sunday, let Murray have a colt From then on Murray and his road" and he had told them he was men would wait until good j One of Murray's bullets also hit planned to spend the night. Neither man knew the 'I When the train bearing the

to "broke in", as the colored folk were wanted as desperatelyas bringing either Gaylord's head or dark to go to Odom's house I Wiggins, who was crouching in other, and they nodded "good day" as they passed. casket arrived at the depot here

say. The young negro rode the gang infamous Dillinger was in $25 and which did Mr. Gaylord Prince would go inside and tell ,the chimney corner, and broke his I (then located where the Coca-Cola
colt out to a country church, wherehe his Hastily formed posses prefer? (Murray he had got up the game ':arm. Clark say Murray was only average height, but was I plant is today) a large crowd had
overstayed his time and was heyday. + The while the others "built from the ground up." He was carrying the fear
frightened merchant secured taking posi-
never lacked for volunteers, but After this tragedy Murray fled o gathered, but there is no record of
caught by dark. Afraid to ride I tions outside' Winchester rifle with which he killed at least fin
Murray, who possessed almost la compromise by giving Murray preparing to shoot I through the woods in a south- I Ia wild demonstration such as the
the frisky colt back to Gainesvilleat superhuman craftiness in hidingout 5 and a gallon of kerosene, with it out with the desperado if he easterly direction and took refuge men before his final capture. lone witnessed in Gainesville. Dr.

night, Murray waited over until was able to elude them for I which the outlaw said he was going attempted to make a break. on an island in Santa Fe Lake. Tate Powell examined the body
the next Clark that when meet a man who's "badder I
morning. ( says you
several years. to burn the town of Waldo. That night, soon after dark.Sheriff There he got wind that an old ,and soon thereafter the dead desperado -
When he returned to I. than are" something inside tells you and your scalp
finally account of his early Later on the article continues. Alvarez Jailor Ned Wain- :Negro man, Dave Donnelly, had you I was taken to the old Cain
Gainesville, his master was angry An of Murray went to the tingles and your flesh begins to crawl. He felt that way ,
house Wright, Prince, Mack
reported in an old of a Parrish, and itold of his hideout. He sought out Leonard negro cemetery about a
and accused him of stealing the escapades was Negro of excellent reputation, two other white whose I when he looked at Harmon Murray. I
issue of the Gainesville Sun as men names ,Donnelly and beat him almost to mile west of town for burial. t
colt. Murray denied the charge named Joe Speed, and forced the are not remembered, arrived at [death with his ammunition belt. 'I I Jim Clark, 93-year-old Starkenegro

but was tried, convicted, and follows: man's daughter to whip him. Odom's house. It was located it i is said that the old Negro wan- That night Clark whose home was a short distance from I[ who is about the only person -

sentenced to three years in prison. "The notorious Negro outlaw the, 1 When her strength failed. Murray about two miles south of town, [dered off after that and was never j Odom's, heard the barrage of firing between Murray and ,' still living who was old enough

Murray protested his innocence Harmon Murray, terrorized took his ammunition belt off and just east of the railroad, and faced 'seen again. Possibly, half crazed I I the Sheriffs posse. He soon learned that his intuition 'at the time to remember what

throughout the course of his trial quiet neighborhood of Orange administered an unmerciful beating the tracks. Odom. who is rememhy j the terrible beating, he may about Murray had been right.an 'went on, said that Dr. Powell gave
and confinement and swore ven- Heights on Monday night.
to the man. :bered as a "good Christian" Negro, ,have lost his way in the swamp i it as his opinion that Murray was
geance against all those who had "About 7 o'clock in the eveninga I At one time during the course had allowed Murray to stop at ,and perished. j i'dead before the bullet holes in his

helped put him behind bars. Onlya Negro named Ike Gundy knockedat llof' the two and a half year man- Ihis house on previous occasions, i j Murray then went to Palatka, head were made. Clark says that

few months after being assignedto the door of Mr. Dexter Gaylord, hunt, the sheriff of Alachua Coun- I while passing through this section I JDr.' Powell and others believed that'Murray
( ?but officers there were hot on his end to the reign of terror that I corpse. 'I
work on the chain gang, he a merchant of Orange Heights, ty came in for considerable abuse without disease"Continued
of "the bad
knowing, the of
course, ,trail so he didn't stay long. Hiding I included at least five murders the The account died
made his escape. In company: witha I and informed him that Murray was I for his apparent inability: to catch 1 identity of the desperado. |font in swamps by day and of countless homes and I following appearedin
group of white and Negro es- outside and proposed to burn down the criminal. (burning the Sun: ( on page two)
I I The Odom home, like many of ,ing by night, he made his way I stores, numerous robberies, and
The sheriff had his defenders, :. .. t
day was built with kitchen back to his old stamping ground brutal beatings.!
however, and one resident of Mica-
detached from the main body of I the Gainesville area. It was there I This is Hardy's story as told to I-
YOUR wrote to the Gainesville Sun
Pops the house. ,that his final downfall was to I the Gainesville Sun:
as follows: We Appreciate Your BusinessAND
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD STORE "Murray has defied and success- When the men arrived. Odom home I "Murray came to my house at

!his COUSin. Charlie Wiggins and Eltert; H. Hardy a Negro of' 9 o'clock last night and said he I
fully evaded arrest, and continuedto
:Murray were ail in the kitchen small physique and a cousin of '''wanted to see me. I walked out GOOD WILL
do so and every thinking man
: where Odom's wife was cooking Murray is the man who brought to see him. He said he heard thatI
has a theory for accomplishing .
was informing the white people
h'S oanture. but no theory has yet JM1'
'' that he was at Long Pond, and .'"
i panned out satisfactorily and. seen -
that he had come there to kill me
> the failure of all theories so
I ? .
01 I was to kin him. He said he q 3''.
I far many jump onto the sheriff. I o.
.t wanted me to go to Archer with
: and the air is full of fuss and fur 4
him He was going to taise hell f,.L 1 J
"Now let's have a little commonsense
here, shoot as many as he wanted
and sober thought about __
to and to cut Capt. Barker's engine -
: this thing. Murray is no child or
1 loose from the train and play
:ordinary law-breaker, but a bold

., murdering desperado who is a r7t f r hell generally- I
r what sort of
"He asked me gun
.... :splendid shot with his heretofore
T had. I said I had a pretty goodgun
nnfa'hn r Winchester No one who I
,, He asked me what it was
., I ,,1 knows the sheriff and his demits FTr
f loaded with. I said No. 38 shot I
"''<11' ,mentions their readiness to wn'k' $
.-' '" : he didn't want suchgun $11I4t
-.. [ : _411 :. "n to Murray and shoot wi'h hmo He said any
as that, he wanted a gun
The many friendships we have made since entering ':' the death and take him. and n loaded with buck shot. I r.Ever .
doubts that thev have eat'nnd 3
business in Starke are a great source of satisfactionand one "1 told him my brother-in-law.
and zealous u
all been loyal
pleasure to us. We appreciate :your patronage in "their efforts at capture Tucker Barnes, had a good gun since we have been in business in

the past. and continued good will in the future. and that he always kept it well
your "That being the case ve must down and Starke we have tried to give service and
r loaded He said to go
--eali7e the primary considerations get +it. we went down and got I satisfaction to our customers. We take

HUY YOUR EXTRA COPIES AF THE BIG |in this case which is that. Murray 'he gun. Tucker said it was load this opportunity to thank you for your

ANNIVERSARY EDITION AT OUR STORE 'has the woodscraft and cunning of ed with buckshot, but I didn't i wonderful patronage.STEFANRLI'S .

I Ian Indian, and is thoroughly acquainted )MURRAY BURIED in the old Cain Leonard Cemetery southwestof 'care, so I put in more buckshot )!

with the Hammocks, the Starke. In above photo, Vasco Mitchell, who heard many tales there must have I Ii
of that, so
I on top
WEST END GROCERY !i country in which he hides having about Murray's exploits from his father, points to one of the old stone i i been thirty buckshot in each bar GRO. & MKT.

been his home from childhood: I I markers, half hidden b>' weeds and briars, in the abandoned burying rel of the gun. '

|but above all. the country in which ground. I "Murray looked at his watch. 1
W. Madison st. III 100 West : : Mr and Mrs. Henry Stefaneili
: he hides is full of his kin and I 'the same one he had taken from E.

friends. W. Paxton six weeks ago. He said j

1 This writer called on the Coun- !lit was just nine o'clock, and he .

:y Commissioners to appropriate: wanted to be in Archer by three. ;

funds for the purchase of dogs, I i I HOSPITALITY PLUS He wanted me to go ahead, but I I MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT

STANDARD in and the financial support recessary said, -No, you are the best shot.

every respect to keep men in the field for .so you go ahead.' I II '

long periods of time while hunting I I "He started off and I slipped THE BLUE CHIP DRIVE-IN
Murray., i behind just beyond
In January of 1881. Murray was 'my gun. He looked around about I

the leader of a band of outlaws ;that time, and I let him have both \I

which included Michael Kelly. '---'---- ;barrels right in the head. He dropped -

I ....... 4 Tony Champion and other "no- t' FRED's CMf." ;3Yw ; to the ground without a word. '

.4"a torious criminals." A resident of So that ended Mr. Harmon Murray .. -' .
,..., f -
Gainesville recalls hearing a com- .
: motion in the street one day and. I At the time he was killed. Murray r'

looking out he saw the Murrayirangr had 143 cartridges in his ammunition

!I.. tearing through town shooting L belt and pants pockets ?
_, -Iw
....,.'._. _. .11'..', at a Negro policeman who. .. .. some for his Winchester and othersfor u
outnumbered and outgunned was his pistol. }

f trying to hide behind a tree. I j When the good news got out ... ,
1 was carried into Archer I
:..' : A few days later the Murray ,, I Hardy
was cornered at the Seaboard You are always sure of a warm welcome, good food and given: a hero's welcome As
sang; i( I he walked down the street coins .
depot in Gainesville and in the j i I and a pleasant atmosphere when you stop at Fred's showered at his feet, tossed by Ir
battle with the : i .. -
GIB BROWN'S\ SERVICE STA. ensuing : I rejoicing citizens and he was .
.henffs posse all but Murray j Cafe The ideal place1 to meet your friends and relax and with ;
were either killed or captured j i taken to a barroom plied .1t' ..._:' '<,1
: sandwich bottle of ice cold beer. i drinks. The whole town joined
'Two of the desperadoes Kelly and : over a savory or a ,
STANDARD GAS & OILS in the revelry. !
:Champion, were lynched. i CURB SERVICE DINING ROOM
\ but at Fred's do I -
I are never a stranger once as we But the wildest celebration did
With the breakup of his in- :I I'I'I

HIGH QUALITY LUBRICATION AND WASHING famous gang. Murray fled to j everything possible to make you feel at home.FRED'S ,i not come until the train carrying FRIED CHICKEN Our Specialty

Feruandira where he had a sister, ;,Murray's body arrived in Gaines I
COURTEOUS Tatby Thomas. The alarm was ville. An immense crowd wa SANDWICHES

I: out all over this end of Florida for +1 I
waiting at the station to get a SHORT ORDERS
AVe join the rest of the community in congratulating ;his capture and' in an ensuing CAFE
,glimpse of the fallen desperado.
the Bradford County Telegraph on 75 years of useful I gun battle with officers at FerHi Hundreds of white and Located on Hiway 16 1 Yz mi. N. of StarkeW
and. shot and killed the : people ,
i na, Murray Temple Are U. S 301 North
senice: to Starke and Bradford County. : L Mobley. Owner
city marshal and a deputy when i colored fought madly to board I I Phone 296.J3r

thev attempted to take kirn. .. the train and actually see the




. Charlie Cason's Drug Store Typical Of Era City Revenue And Expenses Are Up I BLAST SHERIFFS BLISTERS SON fl]ment gregation of Mr.is Lazone under a the manage-\\presentation to Miami in,Starke but may the first give of a J

I:Starke man. They are next week (Oct. 31, 1913))
Tate Denmark, the 6-year-old ;
F rkK5 son of Sheriff Denmark, and Belt(
1.000, Per Cent Over 1879. Figures I Wall another small boy, were i I'''

I badly burned Tuesday while play ;

ing with some powder that
It was nip and tuck in the accounts in the July audit showed:, gun
they had come into possession of
total of $112,608.75 to the city'scredit
i early days of financing the young a I without the knowledge of their

municipality of Starke. ,parents. The little fellows dug a
The showed an income of
i Three years after its incorpora- shallow trench, placed perhapstwo
$602.65 for a 17-month period ending -
lion in 1876, however, Starke was in December, 1879. A corre- ,and ounces touched of it the off.powder Both in were it CONGRATULATIONSFROM

-, .... ,till: operating "in the black" with sponding figure for 17 months in very close to the trench and both :I
i an advertised balance on hand 1953-54 shows that the City received -
received very painful injuries.The .
in other words an income of $654,918.27In
i of $000.01 ( one
young sheriffs face was
,1a cent!) other words, the City now receives transformed
rr into a blister
1 -t a a thousand times the in-,, -
a _t : The city's financial responsibilities ,and his lower limbs were painfully
-* have grown enormously come it did 75 years ago. burned, while his companion got

,since the town was first in- In 1879 the City relied upon Licenses both his hands burned almost toa

i 'orporated, but its cash on hand and fines and forfeituresfor crisp. (June 8, 1900) Ii
for general purposes (believe it its income. In 1954 these two
ri "#55t I
1 or not) remains about the same sources of revenue are "chicken!i DON'T FENCE ME INTo
__ (Records for 1879 and 1954 have feed" compared to the sale of
__ r this in common they both show electric current and water, park I my friends and customers:
I invite all my friends and custo- A
:that the city is "broke" by the ing meter receipts, utility taxes.
} mers to the front door of store,
i time bills are paid at the end of and the cigarette tax. my
J. W.
Hodges having fenced
each month. i In 1879 the city needed less than in
I the back
entrance. Come,
I! Back in 1879 City Clerk J. C. $500 for its annual expenses, but receive you will
"Clark showed a balance of $000.01 during Starke's last fiscal year its 1 hands accommodations at my
in the treasury after totalling up total disbursements ran to just the same.-N. J. Jones.
the books in December. The last $408.026.77. FRIENDway

: audited of the While the income has Increased
: report city's general i city's WILLIAMS COMPANY HERE
L .; : fund showed a deficit of $1,165.63at a thousand per cent over

BOW LONG HAS IT BEEN since you've seen a group like this, sittin' around on Saturday, "chewingthe the end of July, 1954. the past 75 years, so have its ex- The Williams Comedy Company,

rag" with the store proprietor?, This inside view of Charlie Cason's old drug store on Call Street Although finances in the general penses. consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Cason in shirtsleeves) is seated I fund now and 75 years ago seem Many towns in this era of "de- Lazone Mr. and :Mrs. Mason, Miss
where Bullington'8 Studio stands today) is typical of the early 1900's ( I
( in about the same, the big difference ficit financing" would be proudto I IMay Blossom Williams, Mr. Glen
In middle, while Don and Hoover (sons of the photographer) are the boys. Elderly man I
Cyrus unindentifled.COMB ,.;between 1879 and 1954, of course, have that "one cent in the\Pate, Mr. James Heffner and Mr. I
foreground is "Old )[aQ" Alec Djal a regular Saturday visitor to Starke. Others are hewould ,.,jis I that the city presently has six black" that the City of Starke reported (Billie Humphries, are in town and ,
was an eccentric, noted for his love of cats. When on the way to the bank to make a deposit |special accounts. A balance of all back in December of 1879. will remain a few days. The ag-

tie a roll of bills to a string and dangle It behind him for the amufcetnnt of the rat, who tagged i I -.-- -- ''---- _c --.. .- -- -< .-- -' - --- -''--'-"- -- = '___._ -._-'_ ___' __'__'__ 4-." -,.. -c_ _
along, playing with the --- = -. -'". =- --- .- -- -
were blamed on Murray of

Harmon MurrayContinued ;which he was not even aware, but I Mrs. J. C. Lewis, residing on I

his known activities were enoughto I. Bedford Lake, about ten miles
1 terrorize the entire area. Atone
southeast of Starke, has our
( from page one) I time the students of the old basket of .
thanks for a
11 Florida were turned .
East Seminary
(whatever that is) and that Hardy large, full ripe Strawberries. SDIIson's -
out with rifles to stand guard
put the bullet holes in him so he : Albany variety. Think of
when a rumor swept Gainesville!
could collect the reward and avoid it! ripe Strawberries for Christmas
I that Murray was headed that way
punishment for having harbored a We are almost tempted to
with the intention of burning the
criminal. Dr. Powell said there say that the man who will still A,1
town down to the ground.
was no indication that the bullet pssert that Florida is not the
wounds had bled, and therefore With his burial and re-burial in Italy of America is worse than an
Murray must have been dead before :Starke, the lengthy reign of terror infidel and ought to be crucified.
'was at an end. But the oldtimers has
they were fired. However, Rev. Mr. Keith; of this city
:still shake their heads and beautiful
to this say with a
there was no way prove also presented us .
theory so Hardy collected the reward "Harmon Murray! Why he was sample of what he called the Pea-

which Clark remembers as the most desperate criminal that body Prolific, full ripe. from his
$1,500. ever lived! garden. (Dec. 27. 1879))

The cemetery where Murray was '
buried is now a part of the pasture ON TO LACROSSE LETS! HAVE THE BONDS

of B. C. Holtzendorf Jr. Trains Must Run on the A-S. & G. advantages there b BRADFORD COUNTY
With her
Murray's grave is unmarked and 1st
by January
keep Starki
that can
nothing il
could be any one of a number
of 5,000 in- ,
scattered over the area. The merry ring of the steel and from making a 1
Some time after dark the day the loud hurrah of 150 Negro habitants during the next few
that Murray was buried, "persons workers announced the resump- years. An issuance of bonds will

'mknown" entered the cemetery tion of work on the Atlantic hasten this happy condition. By

lug up the corpse, severed the Suwannee River and Gulf railroad all means let us have the bonds TELEGRAPH '

head from the body, and strungthe Monday morning.The (893)I
dead desperado up by his heels road is graded as far as
from the limb of a tree borderinga LaCrosse and the Iron laid tc I OLD TREES GONE

nearby road. The next day, Sampson City. The work will b e I can
,I ; Three old maple trees on
crowds of curious at least pushed with all possible speed
those with strong stomachs during the next two months, as:, I street near Walnut have been cut

went out to view the ghastly sight. I the road must be completed and f ,down this week. From having

After this episode Murray was I trains running to LaCrosse b y I stopped nmaway teams and drunken -

reburied In the old cemetery, and January 1st. This is Indeed plea. men for forty years they looked
still lies there today. sant news to Starke, as the new and
like battle-scarred veterans
And so ended the saga of North road will bring the trade of a QPMO, r.
Florida's most feared criminal. most flourishing section of count 'f their demise will be a gain to the .

Probably' many crimes and accl- to this city. (Nov. 3, 1893) neighborhood. (Oct. 31, 1913) c5\
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Together, our enlightened partnership
Starke has always been a town of "Home-owners" it practical. Yours is the light of truth '

has brought America the world's highest -
people who take pride in their homes and in their community the inner light to see facts clearly.

That is what has made the town the fine place standards of living. and the best i I

Your work of spreading news kindles. I

that it is to live and work and rear a family. Today, I am is yet to come!r f
new ideas in the minds of men. My =

glad to be in position to help you obtain that home you (

work of lightening men's burdens gives So on your birthday and mine .. t

have dreamed of for so Why rent when
many years. pay
them leisure time to think those ideas "More Power To You!" t

you can be a home owner and pay for your home on t

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I Bradford's Greatest Heritage -- Timber\!\, SIMON J. TEMPLE MADE A FORTUNE LOST ITIf I I

his own misfortune. Since there
Simon J. Temple were liVing I
cording to the number of acres .. : was no Quaker congregation in
;, : .. .
\\1 today he'd probably shudder to see .i >
realize ;
Few people in Bradford owned. This system has worked this area, he and his family wor-
1 what folks sell lumber
some for
that of the 187,520 acres of satisfactorily in Bradford County shipped with the Methodists, and
land in the county, 77 per cent or at the present time there are six rhis pioneering saw mill operator I he donated the land and lumber
]had a rule he wouldn'tcut
3 standing -
144,300 acres are in commercial txae cooperators participating in the fOr construction of a Methodist
tree unless its diameter I
forest land. Still fewer people program with 61,837 acres under : a pine i Church building in the north end:
spanned an axe
know that forestry is the numberone protection. of Starke so it would provide a

Income producer for the people From the foregoing informationon Few people living in Starke to-I closer place of worship for his

, of Bradford County, and that if forestry in the state, the reader I day know that Temple Avenue, : y family and employees. Heretofore
all of the standing timber in might be wondering just what ,I one of the town's main thoroughfares I s the church had been located in a
the county were to be cut and products are taken from Bradford was named for the quiet- : small log building where the present

sold, at one time, for a stumpage woodlands each and 'spoken Mr. Temple who made a'': Methodist parsonage stands.On .
County year
price of $18 per thousand board s 't 3W'M ea their relative value. fortune in the lumber and naval another occasion Mr. Tempts
feet it would yield more than 4.7 stores business tut died a comparatively j' demonstrated his generosity muchto
/ f First of all pulpwood is "king"in
billion dollars! poor man. 'I the discomfort of another mem
Bradford County today. Each
From what has been said in the Born in Pennsylvania, he movedto ber of the Methodist congregation.
paragraph above it can readily be year 52,510 cords are harvestedand Wilmington, Delaware when a I To start the ball rolling at a fundraising .
the landowner receives $262-
seen that 'Bradford County's'tim- r wa young man and came to Florida meeting, Mr. N. J. Jones
550. Pulpwood labor receives even
berlands are very important to oro about 1859 when there were only an early Starke merchant, announced
with their annual ot
more wage
the economy of the county and that 45 miles of railroad in the State. that he would give twice
341315. In other words pulpwoodmeans
anything, such as tin-controlled $ a va He first settled at a point called as much to the cause as any man

fire, which threatens its woodlandalso over $600,000 per year to Trail Ridge, near the present site -' --."------- -- present. In those days of modest
Bradford County as compared wilt I
threatens the economic sta- $500,000 for cattle and $200,000for of Highland, on the new Fernan- his beard was long and finances, he hardly expected anyone
bility of the county. strawberries. I dina to Cedar Key railroad which his heart was warm else to contribute more than
Before going any further Into the was then under construction. He five or ten dollars.Mr. .

story of fire in the county it mightbe Second on the list of timberland i acquired vast holdings of timber Temple who, until that
J. '
better to first consider a littleof products is sawtimber with three land, buying much of it from the moment, had been sitting in his
the the forestlands in a/ > Y s mills in the county employing over Federal ;. .,,;: tlil\I'; .,,
history of government and the State -- "t. ':. quiet and unobtrusive manner
this area and the state as a : 60 persons per year and cutting for 25 cents an acre. He owned v. -, fT'{ >< rose slowly to his feet and in his

whole. !!k The lumber laborers worth involved$185,700 in per year. four entire sections (four square TEMPLE'S.. '.. _!.. '. '.. .f...}.: low-pitched voice said, "Mr. Chairman
The early Spaniards utilized processingthis miles) east of Starke and his ; Til give $50."

Florida's virgin forestland to a lumber receive $101,382 in holdings extended into Clay County f.ACJUREr: Mr. Jones found himself obligated
a wages and the landowner receives MAN
very limited extent primarily be- far beyond Kingsley Lake. 1 to give $100 to the cause
551.192: for his 11r )
trees. The sum ,' '. !
cause they were mainly interestedin Temple built tram roads extend- Of" U1III .1 iw i truly fabulous amount in those
total value to landowner and NP'ii" io1 D.-.f. "Yellow .
sawmill ;
ing 50 miles or more into the woodsto days.
wealth and .
locating mineral .
I .. I laborers equals over $150,000 .r: .1 ... _. :.\sT7j4iipltm ,:yjrip. ,' ......,.: u _
i haul to his mill. The ""
: Bradford huge logs : Though rolled in
besides they had no machinerywith than $100,000 annually to '' -. money making
more .
STORES mean .ij
the federal government stepped m per year as compared with $J80,000 : : >
I roadbeds were built of logs and him a wealthy man
which to exploit the timberon the latest approved (by some accounts -
in above photo are using I : ._ ..''
and began helping the various state County. Boys for tobacco and $75,000 for corn. : :I.> !"
a large scale. It is of interestto | two the large carts that rolled over s> BIA" "eod f. a millionaire), Simon Tem-
which includes spraying the faces every .. .. .. .
conservation departments save method of farming Gum .
gum naval stores rank third in p.a- -.Ift
note however that P. K. Yonge bark them were drawn by eight or ten I. ple seemed dogged by misfortune.
writes In his book, "The Lumber their natural resources throughthe weeks with a 50 per cent solution of sulphuric acid, use importance with 18 crops being 1 mules. In this operation he work- 3S"x cu:' :sttei ion pet to SS>if'.. His commissary burned twice, with

Industry Of West Florida", that work of such organizations as' hack, and selective cupping. These methods not only make the tree worked during the past 12 months ed about 100 mules at all times. : ;.:. ;1hJen'acnh;; b.-:f}!,'+. 1 tremendous financial loss, since he

in 1743 the Spanish shipped two the WPA and the CCC Camps. It \ yield more gum with less labor, but also make the tree yield more and producing some 4,500 barrels'I i After several years at Trail Scroll. > W6r.Vegetablea ( carried no insurance, and finallyhis

masts of yellow pine, each 84 feet was during this re-awakening I gum for a longer period of time. last year. Approximately $110,000 !Ridge, Temple moved his :.. .: : :..;' ." v"" .: fine two-story house, locateda

i long, from Pensacola to Havana, period that wildfires began to be is received each year by those con- I i tion about 20 miles to the opera-I : n'dCRATES Orange stone's throw from the mill also
brought under control, firelines nected with the .
Cuba. industry. I and set up north of :'. .. went up in flames.
The English made very little were plowed and towers were erected Fourth in importance are crossties i a spot called Thurston. !i : Nat Williams, who lived at

use of the timberlands of 'Florida to help stop the fires early so -. with 11,500 pieces being cut I After cutting the best timber in A SPECIAL T'Y" Temples Mill when he first came

but they did set up a sawmill in that suppression would not be so 1 earh year and bringing in about that area Temple moved his mill to Florida as a boy, remembers
Pensacola prior to 1798. Otherwise exensive and difficult In additionto i I $6.000 to landowners and nearly to its third and last location, abouta t ftLSO: : FOR SALE, i the night the house burned. Simon

there is little or no record of I this the CCC built access roads :,$14.000 to labor. mile north of Starke, on the :Temple sounded the alarm by

English timber cuttings In the,. and trails and telephone used lines in, 1 Poles, veneer wood and fuel I'I railroad just east of the present 25,000'< ::; I striking a long cross cut saw ha
state. many of which are today wood rank in that order and bringan State Farmers Market. To many I had strung up to a tree for use in

Nearby Green Cove Springs was fire control and suppression work. annual $14.000 into the county.In old-timers this vicinity is still I such emergencies. Without ade-

settled about 1830 by cutters of I Even with all the progress that : summary: Bradford County known as Temple's Mill. ACRES 9'7. quate fire fighting equipment

oak timbers for "ship knees" which,has. been made in forest conservation -i landowners receive over $384000 The settlement considereda little could be done to save tha
I s r"r On a 010.'....+
were hewn from live oak trees. I within the past 20-odd years ner year from their woods and the town in its own right, entirely fine old home. Williams remem-

Many such camps were established forest fires and to a lesser extern I 1' labor involved in harvesting and separate from Starke, and ii'!8S4 .. .: .. bers that furniture, clothing, Jewelry
along the bays, inlets and rivers ot poor cutting practices are still the : processing these various forest its population was estimated at : --- and other personal belongingswere
oroducts receive over $518,000 an- I Old advertisement of Simon J. taken from the house and
Florida for this purpose. Gradually big problems in the managementof I 500. Temple, himself, employed
as ship design and construc- woodlands throughout the state nually. In other words Bradford I around 150 men in his lumber and Temple reproduced from Telegraph placed in the yard during the fire

tion changed, there was more demand For example, during he period be- I rvjuntv's woodlands bring in over !naval stores operation. He also I of 1883. Note mention and in the confusion, much of it
for pine, cypress, cedar and tween 1926 and 1930 over 60 percent $900000 annually or close to a I| of 25,000 acres of land "Suitable was carried off by loiterers who

other hardwoods which caused a of the un-protected. land in : million dollars. I Iran a large commissary, selling for Orange Groves. came to watch the fire.

continuous expansion of the saw- Florida burned over each year and I supplies to the families living I Soon after this series of misfortunes -

milling industry until about 1909 more than seven per cent of the II around the mill. South and its future. He served Temple died at Temples

which was the peak year for lum- protected land burned each year. PULPWOOD is Bradford County's most important forest resource I I Temples, as it was often called throughout the War Between the !..Ml on October 10, 1898.

ber production in Florida. In that Whereas at the present time only and the county is one of Florida's top pulpwood producers. Shown for short had its own post office States as a conscripting officer for The Temples had seven children

year more than 1.2 billion board 47 per cent of the un-protecte-t above, Jack Hillman and James Pelzer are loading pulpwood at with Simon as postmaster, and was the Confederate army. all of whom are now deceased.
feet of lumber was cut and the land burns each year and only 1.3 listed in railroad timetables of the Once when the Yankee troops One of the daughters, Georgia, was
I great majority of It was from pine. per cent of the protected land. At dav as a regular train stop, six were reported headed this way, he the wife of Dr. J. O. Haynes, ODe

During this same period sawmills the same time poor cutting prac- u a a'd? minutes from Starke. hastily ran his resin through of the first Starke dentists. Other

moved into Bradford County, justas tices are indicated from figures ,, h, 'x.. ..J".,:.no.; .. I Temple did a booming business at troughs into a nearby cypress pondto daughters were Josephine; Jennie
they did in all of the timbered obtained in the statewide timber *"'$; 1 ":. '. '*'' "' h.t.g this location (Mrs. A. F. Mackay); Mary (Mrs.A. .
a.THREE manufacturing
>:: %/: < < : keep it from being destroyed.
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counties in the state, and began survey made in 1948 which show : :": '. .. W. < exporting in world-wide trade, Afterward he and his helpers E. Cleary) ; Ella E. (Mrs. W. B.
cutting out all of the virgin pine that there has been a shift in area 1. 'V Haynes); and Alice (Mrs. A. E.
> ; < I through the port at Fernandina, chopped the resin off the top of
and cypress and other species of from softwood to hardwood types. I : Koerner). His only son was Char-
large!: quantities of fine long-leaf the water and carried it back to
both hardwood and softwoods with- This trend is found throughout the : ;: E lie C. Temple.
A ve'low? pine lumber from his virgin the millA
out taking time to consider that State, and during the 12 year : / to ) Among his great grandchildrenare -
forests. In 1881 nearly 6000,000
devoted noted
nature would need some help from period since the 1936 survey the > p Quaker he was Dr. O. L. Haynes Jr., Mrs. Ar-

man if she was to produce new acreage of softwood types (pine '" hoard feet of lumber was shipped for his many philanthropies, and thur Holiday, and Mrs. Joe Scan-

forests. However, the loggers and decreased 14 per cent while the ,. : ,; !:' : Id'r from Temples Mill, together with 1 trusted everyone sometimes to lan, all of Starke.SHACK .
: : 11lar'e!: output of crates, lathes 1
sawmill men of that era were hardwood types (oak, gum, etc.' '
blinded by the fact that there was Increased 64 per cent. This change .:";.'t.y. I shingles brackets pickets, scrollwork ]

mile on mile of pine timber stands indicates that where stands of pine x' YVr3 and other mill products.The I II TIME

and they could not imagine thatit are mixed with oaks or where an I best vellow pine in those days 1 1I

would ever be completely cut understory of oaks existed, all of I brouirht from $10 to $16 per thousand M I Morning Noon. Night
out. As the tempo of cutting increased the pine was cut, WITHOUT leav- I

toward the turn of the ing any seed trees, and consequently I Temple also established and SW I Any old time Is snack time at

century, more and more frequently the oaks take over the area. (operated for several years what I M The Snack Bar, where good

clear-cutting of nature's bountywas Since the Florida Forest Serv- ;might have been the first brick I friends meet. Drop around any
fire in 1923 it has 1 time for sandwiches that hit
followed by ice was organized in Florida. I 'S
manufacturing plant '
which destroyed any young pines continuously fought for the con- SAW MILLS in Bradford County annually produce nearly :Located at Campville (between %$ the spot and Ice cold beer that
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which. might have survived the servation of the state's forest three million board feet of lumber and employ over 60 people. Mill ,, the c quenches the thirst.
Waldo and Hawthorne) ref -
destructive cutting practices and wealth. At the present time there pictured here is operated by B. T. Thomas Lumber Co, about three I ,...'f'.... ,."..- f I i mains of the old kilns may still be COLD SCHLITZ
instead of hundreds of thousandsof are about 35 counties in the state miles south of Starke on U. S. 301. .. ) 4- ,/ ON DRAFT
acres of good pine land came under countywide forest fire con- i|seen today. pits were reopen-I .
that each of t +;.."." ,ed and a modern plant The
back into undesirable scrub oak trol which means t SNACK BAR
stands these counties has a fire control directly under the supervision ot arrangement by which the local I about: 1938, but operated only a ]I II

unit stationed in the county for the Florida Forest Service. Bradford landowners who so desire can have II short while. Some of the older II i Temple Ave.
Thus, the wholesale destructionof CROSS TIES rank fourth in importance -I '
Florida's forestlands went on the purpose of keeping wild fire County is cooperating with telephone and fire tower service bj among forest products I buildings in Starke are built ot 'I .

from 1870 nnttt about 1933 when i out of the woods. This program is ,the Forest Service under another :paying a small fee each year ac- harvested annually from Bradford brick from this old plant. They

I County woodlands. Thomas John-I were noted for their hardness and

son, local tie chopper, is shown at durability. I I
work on L. J. Kite's property near I Although of Northern birth, Mr. MONUMENTSFAMILY

Starke. Temple was a firm believer in the



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Section Six

Only 33 Families Here In 18601'] FIGURES SHOW BRADFORD COUNTY'S 'WEALTH" IN 1879 I I

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Where did most of those first i The wealth and taxes of Brad- I property. t ures leaves Bradford County with i(census found only 679. There were

Starke hail from? Y ford County are vastly different The difference is actually even the strange paradox of losing half 11.804 cattle in 1879 as comparedwith
of .
settlers ".- .:--' .' I today than they were when The greater than these figures indicate.All of its area but still making a gainin
Georgia, you say? 11 I, II 5,946 in 1950. A good ex-
There ', r ; Telegraph published its first issue of Union County was included total acres. The 1879 figures
again, pardner. r s of the effect the
ample state
Wrong < ., 15 years ago. I in the 1879 figures since at that(show Bradford County with of
Carolina ; I,
South '
were more from : ... I Census figures taken from page time it was part of Bradford Coun- 104.088 acres but more recent "no fence" law is that the 1945
accordingto .r-: !
than any other Census of K : !three of the oldest known existing ty. figures show Bradford County, census figure showed 13.337 cattlein
U. S.
the official first census giving .' ; j jIa issue Vol. I, No. 14, which appears County taxes cost those early ,after its split with Union County the county.In .
1860 the figures for a new townIn r:1 iis a cover for this edition, show citizens of Bradford County only |has having 191,360 acres. 1879 there were 8,145 hogsas
population called that the county's property value $1,364.85 as compared to $57,240 I j The number of acres of improved compared with 7,934 in 1945
Florida to ancient handwritten has increased to 10 times and taxes for today. The county schools bland has increased from 17.808 in and only 5,031 in 1950. In 1879

According which is recordedon have increased to almost 100 times were supported with $1,706.90! from Bradford-Union counties to over there were 2,384 sheep in the
census at the University oFlorida's what they were in 1879. [the tax payers as compared with 80000 in present Bradford County. county as compared with 62 in
microfilm of Florida History The aggregate value of real \$132,454.00 today. Those early Livestock figures show a dropping 1950. Although the number of

Library as of June 29, estate, city, animals, and personal settlers would certainly have been off from the early days. The cur animals is greatly reduced as com-

there were total, of 138 persons I I i property ran to $682,453 in 1879. 'bug-eyed at Bradford County's tailment of open range is probably pared to 1879, the value per animal -
1860, a grand area then considered LeastonVjnn Dr. Hollingsworth Daniel McRae I Tax Assessor Gene Long said to-($1,000,000 road projects and responsible for a large partof I has increased to the extent
living within Starke. i day's property is worth $7,804,560 S5oo.ooo'school construction pro the drop. I that total livestock was valued at
the town of including railroad, personal, real gram of today. I In 1879 the county had 1,151 j$144,520 in 1879 as compared with
The enumerator of this 94yearold THREE OF THE EARLY ARRIVALSFrancis I estate, homestead, and exempted I Some confusion in acreage fig- horses and mules, but the 1950 ,$158,000 in 1950.
nose count was E. R.

and it was stated in the heading N. Andreu, who was givena group, Abraham Crosby, was listedas J. T. Quigley. Howell Baisden wasa
that it was a census only of "free land grant in 1845 from the a teacher. He was later elected great uncle of Miss Addie Bais-

Inhabitants. Slaves, apparently, U..S. Government to the 40 acres State Senator and served in the den and Mrs. Lettie Stilley of
wore not counted. Of the 138 residents in west Starke which now includesthe 1881 session of the legislature. He Starke.

listed in Starke, 137 were property of VV. T. Jackson, was also a part time preacher and Many other relationships couldbe

white. One negro boy, Thomas B. F. Hall, Adolph Gay, and others. at one time lived on a farm near traced between these first
Williams, was counted and it was Andreu was originally from Spain Brooker. His only direct descendant settlers and present day residentsof

noted that he made his home with and for a while operated a boat in this area now is a grandson Starke, but cannot be developedin ,

the family of George Pace, pioneer between St. Augustine and Abe Crosby, who lives in an article of newspaper length.It .
Starke merchant.The Charleston, S. C. It was there that Jacksonville. However Abrahamwas is interesting to note that, With =

1860 census also reveals he met and married Jane Aiken. a brother of Richard Crosby, according to occupations in i860,
that more than half of the early Andreu was given the land grant and Richard was the father of there were in the infant town:

settlers of Starke came from two for his service in the Indian War Phil Crosby, who does have a large ten farmers, six merchants, four PRIDEin
states Georgia and South Caro and the original document, in- number of descendants in Brad- carpenters three lawyers, three i

lina. Surprisingly enough, the scribed on goat skin, is still in ford County.Dr. wheelwrights two physicians, and

South Carolinians outnumberedthe the possession of Floyd Green, a Hollingsworth was the one each teacher, preacher, thePAST
"Georgia Boys" 41 to 37 which descendant. Other direct descendants great grandfather of F. C. Hol- blacksmith, and hotel keeper.
may account for the fact that of the Andreus are R. lingsworth and :Mrs. Frank Hem-
Total value of real estate in
Starkewas named for an S. C. A. (Lex) Green, the former Con- mingway, both of Starke. Leaston "
native. Florida's then Governor gressman, and State Senator- Winn (or Wynn) was the great Starke in 1860 was listed at kr

Starke Perry. Acting Governor Charley E. Johns. grandfather of L. A., L. J., Gus, 41800. and the total value of \
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While Georgia and South Cam Another of the 1860 census Carl and Jack Wynn and Mrs. personal property was 13641600. I I

lina contributed the most, there ,.
were a few early settlers from

York Virginia Connecticut, North ,Carolina Nova ,Scotia New, Injured By Refractory Horse On Kingsley Lake RoadPopular

Ireland, England, and Germany.A .
very few were listed as being
I Bank "mplo.te back than it began to plunge and
natives( of Florida, and among I
Narrowly Escapes Death madly. Fearing injury, Mr. 4t
these was Mr. Pace, the merchant, i .t paw
Families seemed to run largerIn James H. Ritch Jr., the popular I Ritch made a step backward and ..

those days and the 138 persons assistant cashier of the Bradford 'II. in doing so tripped and fell; at
in the I ? the moment the horse
listed census comprisedonly same tangled
/ County Bank, got in bad with a':,lc
33 family units. Ten large I in the harness, fell on its sid, and
refractory horse late Tuesday
families accounted for 64 residents afternoon and is laid up with a I, I in scrambling to get up rolled on .
almost half of the entire popula- I' Mr Ritch, breaking one of his
broken rib and some painful'
ribs and his forehead
tion.Of bruises. l j
the 45 different family names |painfully with its hoof.
Mr. Ritch was on his way to
found in the 1860 census, abouta Kingsley Lake and when opposite I! Mr. Ritch was able to get up 1 .and
third are still commonly heardin and make his way to a seat in the
J. D.
Roney's place undertook toj
this area, indicating that many automobile. J. F. Kickliter, also
drive the horse past a Brush auto-> '
descendants of these early settlersare 'bound for the Lake, reached the FAITHin
mobile driven by Edwin Freeman.
still living here. Among these scene a few minutes after the ac-
He was aware that the horse was
are the family names of McRae, ;cident and took Mr. Ritch in his
very much afraid of automobiles
Baisden, Crosby, Johns. Andreu, but as the machine had been stop I buggy. When they reached the the
Hollingsworth, Wynn, Triest Lee I home of Col. Peek at the lake a
ped was standing noiselesslyin j
Gatlin, Mansell, Norman. Dowling, was called from town
the road, he thought he could j Iphyslcian I II
:Martin, White, and Long. pass without accident. When near Mr Hitch's injuries were attended : FUTURE: .
Here are the residents (not Including the machine to and he is now safe on the road
the horse seemed to I I
children) listed in the ( 16, 1912)
to recovery. Aug.
mad with
go fright and began to \
1860 census: plunge and rear, finally falling m.
Howell Baisden ((merchant) and backwards and landing with its i i CLASSIFIED AD -'''--..
wife. Elizabeth. j (SAME ISSUE) -=- -
head inside the buggy. Mr. Ritch' .. -.::-
John Hodges (railroad agent) was not hurt at this time and dismounting -I I FOR SALE: Brush runabout In =..r,4 -
and wife, Mary. from the J. II. Ritch I .. .. .
buggy soon i good condition. May be seen at .. .. -. .
Lucy G. Thompson. got the horse disentangled. When j I the Starke garage. A bargain to .-- .. .; .. -' ,..
... .? : : ... ..
George E. Pace (merchant) and the animal again seemed quiet he I the person who wants a service : ;_-"z2Sk: : -.. ...'O... ...
wife, Margarett. undertook to occurred. No sooner had the har- .. .
replace the harness, I able automobile, for business or .. .--
Myer Triest (merchant), widower and it was then that the accident ness been placed on the horse's I pleasure.-Dr. A. H. Freeman. .. ..
with seven children. .
Jas. C. Brown (merchant). .. .

Edward M. Lee (farmer) and I

wife, Mary.
Minton E. Bloodworth (lawyer) MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO ,

and wife, Esther. A P
Wm. W. Gordon (physician) & SALUTESl

and Wm.wife Hazel, Elizabeth.(hotel keeper WE WERE\ ADVERTISING OUR SERVICESTO

spelling of name doubtful) and

wife Baptist Solomon Emeline.preacher.F. Holiday Missionary THE PEOPLE OF THIS AREAIN The 'Bradford County Telegraph ,

Stephen Smith (wheelwright).
Thomas B. Tompkins (railroad

supervisor). ON ITS
.,.' n! h ,.. '
Thadeua Foster (clerk) .' : I
t Thomas Dillon (merchant). i ,

Jacob Johns (clerk). .
Isaac Dowling (occupation not I'V
given). ST007ar

Jas. T. Brough (carpenter) and 1."' RI"..'WS ..1R1a, FEPMAl1.tlckr 75tkA9i8ilueMThe
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.. blur,..., I
wife, Mary. -. 1JY1il 1.1 'I llUa. ,,
John Perry (or Terry) farmer, F.fl.Y I"IK".I'"II.. ..' Y b. 't .1'.low' lit'ii LfWI j
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wife I
and Mary. Yr q 1a. 1' w u..qrN"I'TUwt
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Jane Andreu (widow), occupa- Y Htll1E 1:."....t'.. :- "I.J!t ""'1'Eua"Flly' !
tion "farming". i urn -III Lr r. .n; 1C1LLo1 '4t
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Wm. Hollingsworth, physician, .i. ...., "I.' .., ......... ... ......
: fllI r.; Ina. wrxtaM !
and wife, Nancy.
John Dupree (blacksmith) and ..""'".'.U'C.. ,..-c.-J. ,..._. '0 TO'_... folks at A&P are happy to extend "Happy Birthday" to the 1
'wife, Sarah. LLR'U\\,1.1.uY TqKa staff of the Bradford County Telegraph as it enters into its 76th year
John R. Pace (farmer) and wife, t \0\rUG 1.11' ,.. 'f

Mary .:(.. ..--.. Prhl. G of publication. Quite a record to be proud of three quartersof .\
Wm. M. Cox (wheelwright) and : % : ,
wife, Mary. .. a century of outstanding social, civic and economic contribu-
.: :,
Elbert Edge (wheelwright). tions to this friendly community 75 years of meeting deadlines I
James Pickles (engineer) and Reproduced From Telegraph Of 1914
wife, Regina. of disseminating knowledge and reporting local and world news tin

James Devine (spelling doubt- We consider it an honor and a tribute to the service we the best journalistic tradition.So f
ful) lawyer.

Franklin Jonathan Dees Beech(bricklayer(spelling )doubt-. have rendered since 1910 to continue to serve the "Happy Birthday" to all the folks at the Telegraph from the en- ,

ful) farmer, and wife Nancy. tire staff of your Starke A&P Store. I
of this with their Mill Supply Needs. Justas
Geo. W. Martin, farmer, and people area \

wife, Rebecca. Incidentally, A&P is celebrating its 95th Anniversary this month 1\
not advertised in 1914 still have in stock DISSTON
George Kersey (occupation we we
given) and wife Rebecca. and everyone is cordially invited to visit us and share in the many

Benjamin Gatlin (teamster) and SAWS, SOULE STEAM FEEDS, TOWER EDGERS, extra values that we are offering. ... .

wife, Caroline.

and wife Mary. :--
Henry Dradham (spelling doubt-, MILL SUPPLIES. NOW WE ALSO MAINTAINA --..
ful) carpenter, and ,

Robert F. White (carpenter), ,

widower with seven children.



John Gatlin (farmer) and wife EQUIPMENT. .

Sarah.Leaston A. Winn (farmer) and '( 5 OF THE WEEK AT A&P If

wife Martha.
John H. Burgheim (merchant),

and wife Johanna. FARQUAR.MACHINERY CO. (c1ct Ot tIQl This means lower total food bills for you. You see, in
Adolph Washter (spelling doubt- 45 C V 0 addition to special values every week, A&P also features \

ful), clerk. low prices in all departments every day. Mealsare I
Abraham Crosby (teacher), and foods and will
2120 MARKET STREET JACKSONVILLE FLA. made up of many you save more, f
wife Sarah Jane. on more foods more days of the week at A&P.
Little is known about most
PHONES 4-6781 AND 5-3461
these earliest Starkites, but if a

history of them could be compiledit Visit Us At Our New and Modern Location The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
would make interesting reading.

Jane Andreu was the widow of ,j4 \




WITH THE BOYS I bidding was fast and furious.picture frames were among the
There were about 500 packages'!
numerous packages bought by
AT CAMP1892 and by 3 o'clock the lot was sold j
them. (May 7, 1887)
out clean. And right here it is I
HAS LONG PROUD TRADITION ( Editor's note: Sixty years ago not too much to say that some of j i
the "Home Guardsmen" usually the buyers were also sold. The WORK IS STARTED
:ook their summer encampment '
packages contained
everything, j! OX NEW JAIL
raining within the state. In the from a tin-type of a negro to a i i
summer of 1892 they went to old sewing machine. Some were worth I
Camp Mitchell at St. Augustine, the price paid and some were I The Pauley Jail Building Co. of

'lose enough by that home folks valueless, as might be expectedin St Louis, Mo., who were awardedthe
could visit them. The following is' an aggregation of unclaimed contract for building the new

a letter to The Telegraph givingthe property.Two county jail for $7,700, have sub-
impressions of one of these or three of our businessmen
let the contract to Carlyle Peek
visitors who went to see how the played pretty heavy, but say I
boys were getting along.) and he has begun work on the
they will "get out" all right notwithstanding -
that several clothing building (May 6, 1910)
I sample books and second hand II
days ago I had the pleasure of I I


Augustine. The camp is pitchedm I

an open field on the banks of ,
the St. Sebastian to the right of''

the depot. The boys all seemedto

enjoy camp life, regardless of
the heat. They have reveille at

w1 J -I'30 a.m., drill 5 a.m., and guard'' '
.1'H: :
mount at 9; after which those not : _.
on duty have the whole day to

1jkI visit the beach, take in the sights t
of the ancient city and cast sly
glances at the pretty girls, of

which there was an abundance.i .
X. <-* i '
t r4p j I spent most of the day with
4. 3 .X : 'r :,Co. B (Bradford County Guards !

I vwt ,3-3 4th Bat., Capt. Heiberger, acting !
tr4 : major, commanding. About the I II ;,
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5 ; I first to greet me was the cordial .
I captain. He was as full of business -

-- as ever, looking out for every
Starke is known as a "good I THIS OLD PHOTO somewhatthe Wall, H. H. Ross, J. T. Wills, De- (little detail and comfort of his ; FROM

National Guard" town, and well worse for near, shows Witt Jones, and Oscar W. Alvarez. men. I was invited to his tent

might be it, with a proud tradition Starke's Home Guard nattily The designation was changed I where cigars and "ice water" were
of "home guards" dating back to djked out in the 1880's. From from Florida State Militia to Na- ,passed around by that prince of = HARRY HOUSTON'SSERVICE

PJ PJt SemmWe Indian War days, and a left to right: Capt. R. C. Hei I tional Guard of Florida in 1909. 'good fellows, Orderly SergeantTom
direct history that can be charted berger, Lt. Owen Owens, A. A. I Co. E was disbanded on Oct. 16 'I Wall. I next met Lieutenants E

from the early 1880's. Henderson (an early Stark I 1915 and many of the men who Owens and Alvarez, both looking STATIONWe're
Prior to the War Between the ), S. M. Wells had been a part of the organization every inch a soldier. When the
states, organized groups of militia photographer at I served in the Mexican Border dinner call was blown I was invited j I
I'l 'served in Starke, volunteering for (S.A.L. conductor), man I War and throughout World War to mess with them, was j not quite as old as the Telegraph.
the Indian Wars and serving as a break in photo unidentified, 1 in other organizations.After taken in charge by that whole :; Horses didn't run on gasoline so there was
home guard. gar Johns, A. E. Moitt (blacksmith I World War I the National souled and genial 1st Sergant FrsI C no need for service stations 50 years ago.

During the North-South conflict ), John Hall Wm. Agin Guard was reorganized in Florida I zee and escorted to a table of pine We are very essential today, however, and

units organized in Starke served (machinist with F. C. &: P. Rail- I and the 4th Separate Co. of in- I boards, where I was waited upon our aim is to keep 'em rolling. We appreciate -

with the Confederate Army in way) ; Rimer Alvarez, fireman fantry was organized at Starkeon 'by Head Waiter Ernest Morgan. : your business.AAAAAAAAALAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAt.
vanous hard-fought campaigns. with F. C. & P., J. W. Morgan I Feb. 17 1920 under Capt. De- Everyone had a good appetite and ,

Fot some years after the war the (Starke book storekeeper), and Witt C. Jones, 1st Lt. A. J. came up boldly to the charge, l 1AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

l rV South was denied the right to last man unidentified.of I Thomas, and 2nd Lt. Wm. M. which was led by Corp. Ed Duncan .t,
y, li l lf organize groups of militia, but the Wainwright. On Jan. 5, 1921 the land Private Henry Richard. The

rule was relaxed in the early 1880's, unit was redesignated Co. H, 1st bill of fare for duner was:

tp and two organizations were formed "so noble a band of ladies," and Fla. Inf. Regt. and again redes- Fish, with pompadour sauce;
a> that time. These were a unit complimented them on their ienated Co. G. 1st. Fla. Inf. on 'Rice, Bradford County style: Sau- .

ot i-alvary. and the Bradford thorough knowledge of military May 7, 1921. The 1st Florida In- .|Sage. a la alligator; butter, coffee,
'otmi v Guards, a unit of infantry tactics. fantry was redesignated the 154th and milk, Dessert, ice water.
\vhi 'h is the parent unit of the Officers of the Company during Infantry on Dec. 7, 1921, and again J I Quartermaster Serg. Henderson

v orespnt company in Starke and I this period were Captain R. C. redesignated the 124th Infantryon jis the caterer for the company,
wh'ch has a direct history from Heiberger and Captain Eugene S. May 28, 1924. land gives general satisfactionOur

>ha' day to this. Matthews. 1st! Lieutenants were Cant. Julian L. Peek was pro- (| boys are well up in the tactics
There are no officials records O. C- Husband and Augustus V. moted to Major of the 2nd Batta- and one cannot say too much in

-ttlw.ngthe early organization of Long, and Lt. Long and George lion on Aug. 24, 1927 and head- their praise. I must not forget
tu Bradford County Guards, butt ouarters of the battalion were Joe Joe
C. Livingston served as 2nd Lieu- I Major-General Young. is ,. .
,, 1 1893 the militia of Florida{ was tenants. moved to Starke. Co. G was re- I the pet of the camp and strut

.> "Min/ed into five separate bat"IIIIS designated Headquarters Company, around in his uniform like a youngI -
of theSpanishAmerican
the outbreak ,
i and the local unit was With War Co. B was 2,\1 Battalion 124th Infantry.The I peacock, and can keep step with
i. it'mated! as Company B, 4tli unit won the National the best of them. There are sev-
reportedly the first to volunteer
se"a'ate Battalion. with (State) Trophy for Riflery in 1938: eral "mashers" in the company.. \[
its services and, together ,
ompany B held regular drills was redesignated Headquarters among whom I may mention I II !,
other Florida Guard units, was I
i no attended annual encampments where the 1st I Detachment 2nd. Battalion on Julius Adams Ernest Morgan, |
wIth 'he battalion at Camp Dunn ordered to Tampa May 1. 1940; and was mobilized. Avery Powell, Corp. Crews, Walter j
of 12
Florida Volunteer Regiment meet at
'-'f'ala. Palatka Camp Henderson 'into Federal service for .
formed on May 23, World War Wills, Ed Duncan and Henry i iI
Tallahassee, and Camp Bloxham in companies was. Co. II on Nov. 25, 1940. Officers in I Richard. If I had space I could
,'ksonville. .1893 from existing companies. Co. command during this period were! mention the whole company for I
,C In those days the unit was not B of Starke was redesignated Captains DeWitt Jones, A. J., they are all fine looking and the TUCK'SDRIVEIN
M 1st Fla. Vol. Regt., muster-j
housed in a modem such (I I
I armory Julian L. Peek, and T. T' girls fall in love with them on
COMMANDING of old 51 the into federal
OFFICERS Company during Spanbh- 'ts Starke boasts today. It had a ed Long.
sight. I II
American War were Captain Eugene S. Matthews (seated) ; 1st Lt ,! makeshift meeting place upstairsover 24 under the command of Capt. I The unit trained intensively with I -W. N. M.
Co. M served -
A. V. Long (standing left) and 2nd Lt. George C. U'ingtton.Florida's a livery stable (about where Eugene S. Matthews. the 124th Infantry in Southern I

Stump's Store is today). The con- in Florida and Alabama and camps and served on New Guinea,

dition of the building was so bad was mustered out on Dec.control 3, 1898 at Morotai Island, Luzon and Malain evident that Starke and surrounding That's what smart folks are
that The Telegraph announced on and returned to State the Philippines. The 124th Infantry -
area for more than a century
Sept. 22, 1893 that: "The walls of its home station in Starke. is entitled to battle credits: have contributed their part to the saying these days smart folks

the Guard's armory are crackedin The unit was reorganized and I for participation in the Southern i defense j of home and Nation who know food and who
Oldest E 2nd quality
and Largest reactivated in 1899 as Co. ,
several! and
places as a precautionary Philippines and New Guinea through( an active interest in thegs
under Capt. Augustus
measure. Capt. Hei- Fla. Inf. Reg. such paigns, and the 2nd Battalion w i"Guard.j also appreciate reasonable prices. Join the well fed
berger has decided to abandon the V. Long, and served as cited for
outstanding performanceof 1 I 1 At the present time the unite
use of it, awaiting repairs. In the until 1915.Company. duty in action against th I iis virtually at full strength, with crowds at Tuck's Drive In and you will understandthen
meantime, the weekly drills will E served on active enemy on Mindanao, P. I., and was i I 81
enlisted men, 9 officers, and "
LIVESTOCK MARKETMORE take place in the street"But State duty many times. in the aid awarded the Presidential Unit one warrant officer. It can safely why "There's Always A Crowd at Tuck's.

what the Guardsmen lackedin of civil authorities; serving duringthe Citation for its action. be said that the local companywas

armory facilities in those early disastrous Jacksonville fire in I After World War II, the National never in better shape from

days was at least partially made 1901 aiding the Bradford County at Guard of Florida was reorganized the standpoint of manpower, materiel MAY WE SERVE YOU

THAN 87,000 HEAD up to them in the appreciation and sheriff during a disturbance and the local unit was and moral, than it is today.
affection shown toward the unit Lawtey in 1903; serving during redesignated Hq. & Hq. Co., 2nd FOOD THAT EXCELSON

by the townspeople. I civil disturbances in Pensacola in Bn., 124th Inf. on Nov. 19, 1946, BUYERS 'SOLD OUT'
LAST YEAR! Jacksonville
In the same year that Capt. (1908; and again in Since that time it has attended AT AUCTION SALE
Heiberger had to take to the [during the transportation strike annual encampments and was the
;. streets to keep from endangeringthe riots in 1912. winner of the Army National I: The sale of unclaimed express U. S. 301 SOUTHlAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAt

life and limb of his men, The The unit attended annual en- Guard Award for Efficiency in packages came off last Saturdayas

Telegraph carried an account ofa campments with the 2nd Fla Inf. Training in 1951, 1952, and 1953. advertised in the Telegraph.
warm "welcome home" party Regt., participated in coast de- Battalion commanders during Buyers were abundant and the ;

given in honor of the Guardsmenupon fense exercises in Tampa in 1907 I this_time i have been: Col. Robert:I

their return from encamp- and 1908; and attended the joint B. Harkness, now CommandingOfficer -
WE ARE PROUD OF A REPUTATION ment at Ocala. Army-Militia Maneuvers in Chica- of the 124th Inf. Regt., and I

The train that brought them maugua National Park, Georgia, Lt. Col. T. K. McClane Jr. WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS SUPREME
back to Starke was met by a large in 1910. Company commanders of the I

BUYERS IN THE COUN- delegation of "ladies and gentle Captains in command of Co. E |Headquarters Company have been
men", and Mayor Sweat welcomedthe [during this period were AugustusV. Capt. R. G. Kidd, Lt. Col. Mc- I '

TRY TO GAINESVILLE OFFER boys in a short speech and Long, J. R. Davis, William L Clang, Lt.- H. B. Ingram Jr., and ] MAGNOLIA
invited Capt. Heiberger and his Wall, R. C. Heiberger, James T. Lt. Randal F. Chitty.
BRADFORD COUNTY FARMERS TOP company to "repair to Hemming- Wills. DeWitt C. Jones UG.. Two other units have been stationed ,.

LIVESTOCK PRICES. way Hall" where a banquet await- Turner and A. E. Wall. Serving in Starke in past years. ;
(ed them. Col. J. T. Wills delivered"a .as 1st Lieutenants were: J. D. These were Headquarters 2nd Bn., HOTEL

very neat little address" in ,''Alderman, Wm. Wall, Otto D'Groff 2nd Fla. Inf. Regt. under Major .
which he congratulated the soldiers j DeWitt Jones, and as 2nd Lieu- Eugene Matthews which was

) on having gained the good graces tenants were Lt Powell, Wm. organized in 1899 redesignated 1 jBml ,

Headquarters 3rd Bn. in 1903, and JI mUI' 11m'}

moved to Gainesville in 1906; and ARTSHOTEL

I 2nd Bn.,
Headquarters 124th Inf,

Cattle Sales Each Monday A Livery Stable Once Stoodwhere mentioned above which was stationed
in Starke under Major
i Julian Peek from 1927 to 1930.

Hog Sales Each Tuesday I our modern station stands today Besides the Infantry company, IF !
I which has rendered such long and I

,i Ii distinguished service to the state, I
nation, and'community, it is also
-it :..-. '- known that three Cavalry units :I COURT

were organized in Bradford Coun- :
Our Commission No.I
on Hogsis t tv in 1870. However, it is not ,
'Wj, .. ..
't: .., known how long they remained

only 2 Per Cent I #_- ,'.1.,.. organized or what their accomplishments r. }

.- J* "I"'- ..'....-" I Cavalry Co. ((3rd District Brad- I
I .. :f ford County) organized on Sep "
c.. ;; I Starke is known to the +
I .-;: 9, 1870 under Capt. Jacob John1st traveling public by the
:tt w iI Lt B. S. Beasley and 2nd Lt i
it makes from "
: appearance
Stacy Yolar. Later officers listed |
were: Capt. E. D. Hodges. 1st Lt. the highway. We are- f
GainesvilleLivestock E. P Ward, and 2nd Lt. J. D.i i| proud of the clean, neat '" ,

i I II I Johns. i! appearance of our two = I

It's hard to believe that this busy corner was once the II Bradford County \' i i establishments and will

site of a livery stable with buggies instead of automobiles organized Sept. 1S70 with Capt.I, always strive to keep ._ ...:. _
D L. Alvarez 1st Lt. J. R. Alvarez them at their best so'"' '-
l and hay instead of Yes :
gasoline. times do change but ..:..
and 2nd Lt. S. Crews. !
I the quality of Standard Oil Products and the quality Pliny they will be an adHr'I': ;: : ?:" ,->:: ;' ,-T _
III Lake Butler Cavalry tisement for our town. ... ;rti. ...
I of our service is the same today yesterday and to- nized Aug. 26 1870 with orga-I a. : ..i't'; _

morrow. We appreciate your patronage. Roland Thomas 1st Lt. ,
I I' We will appreciate your recommending The Magnolia
Crews, and 2nd Lt. William A.
Cone.It Hotel and Art's Hotel Court to your friends who ap-

SOUTH ,PHONE Is also known that a Cavalry preciate clean, comfortable accomodations.
MAIN MARKET 3211 L. B. (Red) Alvarez Service Station unit was formed in the 1880's and (i,

lasted for quite a while, but no I Owned and Managed by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur {Williams
records are available.

I I, J JI i i From this. brief history it Is

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When soap making time came MAKES OLDSTERS DANTE ,

She's BEEN Here burn the men some would oak go wood to the, gather sandhills up, Hon. Ned C. Wainwright, our I For Past Years Wonderful
Representative in the last
I the ashes, and leech out the lye by !popular (
Legislature, assisted by his |
pouring water through them. The young Business We
patron, J. L. Wynn, is reported to You. .
I Rebecca back home that they came afterme lye was then combined with tallow I I'
Rosier be busily engaged in organizing a ,
in two weeks and I never wentto and maybe a little turpentine to I ,
first class "string band" for the
Nearing 100, Recalls school again. make large cakes of soap. I II season. I .'. ;- "
Doctors? There was none in I Rebecca remembers well the :: '.
Pioneer Days the entire countryside. Folks Civil War, especially the time when I; An order for 14 fiddles, 11,1, :- '.

"doctored" themselves with home Yankee soldiers came to raid their banjos, seven tamborines, half : ,';
Rebecca Rosier, who isn't sure remedies and herbs. Rebecca never horses. Having been warned in I dozen triangles six pair of bones, !i'

-of her birth date but thinks she's I : saw a doctor until she was a grown advance, however, Berry Griffis ,four jaw-bones, and three swinuteshave I ;ttEMt -
still a little on the sunny side of woman, although she had "heard and his neighbors hid the horsesin I been ordered for use by the ., ..

I 100, Is a living link with the past. there was one up at Savannah, a nearby cypress pond. To this musicians. I ;'c' ; ti : ti tiel
Her life spans an amazing century Ga." day it is still known as Yankee During the Christmas holiday : (rt

that began without matches 2T! The one-room log houses of that Horse Pond. the Professor will perform at all .'.: yt. _
I and wound up with the atomic era were lighted and heated in But it wasn't all work and no the balls, hops and shin-digs in his : ; a.

bomb. winter by the fireplace. For ad- play, even in those days of pioneering. immediate vicinity free gratis provided !

Split atoms seem as remote as ditional light they used homemade There were log-rollings and : the egg-nog and other refreshments -1
candles, fashioned are furnished in like I
another world to the little white- of tallow and rail-splitting for the men and : : :; "
shawled figure, sitting quietly in ,' string. Kerosene lamps were a quilting for the women. Folks manner. I'
her favorite wicker chair. Her luxury that Rebecca never saw walked as far as 15 miles to at- The music made by the Pro- 4.
! generation wag worried more about r1t1iI until after she married. tend these events and. after the fessor and his numerous and able I -,- L..-"
splitting rails 05 splitting a pieceof Light for reading? "We didn't work was over, a huge feast wouldbe staff is said to be charming and !
I kindling wood to use as a torch have anything to read, and couldn't prepared and there would be wonderfully exhilirating. Old ,,
for bear hunting. read it if we had," Rebecca says.A dancing and singing with Old Man people who have not danced in 40 It has been gratifying to see how the public

Undoubtedly the oldest white fat-wood splinter torch was Starling at the fiddle.A years are irresistibly drawn to the has accepted and appreciated the superior
used for getting around outside I grand old lady Rebecca center of the floor by the force
person In Bradford County, Re- after dark. quality of our dry cleaning service since we
Rosier is strains
becca Rosier lives with her son- today, living out her and power of its peculiar
in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. I The woods were full of gamein remaining years with her daughter -I when they glide away through the 'I have been established in Starke. It is encouraging
those days, and Rebecca recalls Rossie. She is of the dance" with
W. M. (Willie) Reddish on the old living proof,"giddy maze to us and gives us a greater determination -
seeing groups of four and five that while the old days were rug- the ease and grace of "bonnie I
Rosier (or "Flowing Well") Road I
to serve even better in the
deer grazing you
nearby. says ged, they turned out individuals lasses. ,
northwest of Lawtey. never that Green Ritch and Sam Griffis I who were rugged too men and I Ole Bull has just telegraphed us I II future. We want you to know that we do
been sick a day in her life -
is to the extent of not being ably killed a bear, the first she'd ever women who were capable of coping I his resignation, and says it is I I appreciate everything and will strive to
with a set of circumstances that now time for him to withdraw from
to "get up and go. seen.Even I keep your continued good will in the yearsto
such items as sugar and might completely frustrate the the musical world. (1879)
Rebecca was born in a log Mrs. Rebecca Rosierfor soap were made at home. Re-. I softer generation of today. come.
I house (long since gone) on the becca remembers that her father CUTTING A DASH

old Carter place where Middleton I made a barrel of sugar a year. UDIIGR.XTSr.Rn'E
Rosier lives now. Her mother He would cook the cane juice a In other counties the papers give
and otner re- n t I'mThe 1II00'nll1
died while she was an infant and sels.water Folks dippers bathed in wooden I first; matches she ever saw little longer than for making syrup,. We are glad to see how fast i(the county officers dead awav
Rebecca went to live with hergrandparents buckets fash- had long, thin stems and came in then dipped it out and put it in lour county is settling up with a when they get to "cutting a dash
nearby on what Is ioned troughs from knees. Corn i I,a round box. They cost five or a syrup trough to cool, stirring I god class of immigrants from the I I and we see no reason why theo
now known as the old Redding cypress I cents a box a lot of money all the while. When cooled, it was 'north and west. Nearly every Telegraph should not do the same. ClEANER
in hand mill, and ten
Her entire life has been was ground a (train from to I We
place. I now brings us eight begin this week. Colonel W. T.
rice was beaten out with a contraption ,in those daysStoves poured in a barrel with holes in
spent within a mile radius of the ten new accessions. Pennsylvaniaand Weeks our very efficient and
built something like an I ? "Never saw one till I the bottom. The molasses drippedout I
place where she was born.Rebecca's I Ohio have contributed liberally opular clerk, resembles a bloated
grandfather. John old "well sweep." Not only was was grown," says Mrs. Rosier. through the holes, leaving the to Bradford society within the bond holder in a handsome new
all made at home, but the was done in the fire- I
clothing All cooking
Griffis, came to that northwestern old-fashioned brown sugar in the last week. (1879) suit of grey. (1893) -
cloth itself was woven by hand "but it sure tasted good.
section of Bradford County about ..___ place ._ ..._ _, An.'" were pretty
cotton used for the warp and wool Meals ill liiusca.ja
1840. There were only two other r i
for the filling. I much as they are in country homes I II
families living in the area at that
time. I When the cloth was finally today. .At breakfast, for instance,
I woven it was colored with homemade Rebecca remembers having fried
John migrated to Florida from dyes. Blue came from an I meat, grits, corn bread, and syrup.
Georgia in search of better pasture I indigo weed that grew abundantly I They always had plenty of meat, .
land his herd of cattle !I Lots of Have
for large
fruits. Changed
at that time but is seen no more. I sweet potatoes, greens, and Things
and hops. He packed his family
t those
:"It made as pretty a blue as you'd Tomatoes and okra? "Not in
and their few belongings into a want to see," says Rebecca. (days," says Rebecca.In .
horse cart and drove the cattle and
I The pioneers tanned their own cases where a family did
hogs before them. leather and made their own shoes not own stock and a milk cow,
Since We Advertised This Model In 1933
They settled near New River in 0 using handmade thread and a peg there were a lot of lean times
the northwestern part of the county nnd an awl. A needle was made and many people didn't get enough
and John Griffis built a one-I by splitting a hog bristle. Even eat, Mrs. Rosier recalls. Cotton -
room log house with clay chimney] tacks made Ito I ,
were from hickory sugar cane, sweet potatoes
for his to begin their new
family 'I pegs. +I and corn were the staple crops in
life In. Rebecca's father Berry, Rebecca remembers that "Old those days.
was only three or four years old Joe" Starling made the first pails I The early families were pretty

at the time. I back in those days, using cedar I self-sufficient, but there were two But just as the advertisement said
When Berry grew up he married wood. "Water tasted a lot better 'items that would force them to

Penny Padgett and it was to this I out of them than it did out of the .make the long, hard trip through then Chevrolet is still America's
union that Rebecca was born tin buckets that came along later," i the sandhills to Middleburg /4i ,
around 1856. After his wife's she declares. these were the luxuries of coffee
death Berry remarried several Matches? "Never saw 'em untilI I and tobacco. Of course, they had I II :' Biggest Low Priced Car .

times and subsequently sired 20 was a good, big girl," says Mrs. I to go to Middleburg occasionally 1933 ModelCherolet .
children. I I Rosier. "We had to start a fire 'anyway, to sell their cotton. s
The life that Rebecca describes by striking an old flint rock and Schools and churches? "There r
In her girlhood and young woman-I(catching the spark in a tinder weren't any close enough that we a
hood is hard to imagine in this..made of a little gunpowder spIinkl- could attend," says Rebecca. "I As Advertised ,, r
age of automatic dish washers and II I ed on cotton," she recalls. "It was would have had to walk ten miles in Value f
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air conditioned automobiles.In a lot of trouble and my daddy I Ito the nearest school. After I .

those early days it was a I would often get up several times I went to live with my grandparents The Telegraph w..M..wr
matter of make it yourself or do during the night and try to keep I they did leave me with some folks
without. :Milking was done In I the fire going in the fireplace so lover near Maxville so I could go l -: =:=:.
large gourds, which also served ',--he wouldn't have to start one again to school but I cried so to go i-4 Biggest in Beauty

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I Starke Owes Debt to the 'Iron Horse'Railroad 'Peggy' Typical ,r t.t.' ...,'.d'J........0...". ..,"...,...:..-.-'.:. .".,'........;'. .j'" 0,....'."".. .;W..'".!":J''..4"t ..l,...:.Ji._.>,;.-:'S.'"...":0."...Ii''.,.'< J.""<.,' .... "... 4"'i..''.... -,.:"-'"_ ,.. -:.",

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and Bruce Roberts ; t"c"'i
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Getting food and clothing into "Old Peggy", the fabled branch ': f1
;!line of the S.A.L. that runs from
Starke and cotton and lumber out,
f 1.i. d Starke through Brooker, LaCrosse,
was quite a problem in the early 4h and on to Wannee. The latter

days before the railroad finally : place must have been founded bya

linked the AtlanUc Ocean with the ; tongue-tied individual who

Gulf of Mexico in 1861. ;couldn't pronounce Suwannee correctly -
| hence Wannee.
Like the rest of Florida, the
I The branch line was not originally -
people in this area had to depend
built by the Seaboard. It

largely on water transportation.For came into being as a promotionin ,.

Starke, the nearest river land- the early 1900's when Col. C. L. ., .' -.'. ', :

Peek Starke ., 1. ... ......
15 a real :
or estate
was Middleburg, some man I II
ing .. "'o '
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North # and developer, induced Dr. J. L. >, .
20 miles to the east on the ;:.. : .'- v :; '< ,

I of Black Creek, a stream Gaskins to influence some northern : '
Prong : >
TRA1' SPO.RTATIOiintage 1900, is depicted by the old ox team shown abo\e. In capitalist, for whom he was agent, { : !i '- :: .'
which is more navigable than the Middleburg and bring supplies! back home. Even after the railroads came the ox to build a line to run in a southwesterly : ; : :. :. .: ) 'i::: ... .<: : ,-

name indicates. Shortly after deep the pre-railroad days, Bradford Countians depended on rigs like this to haul their cotton to Alachua. direction from Starke to "PEGGY," as she looked about 1905, is shown in this old photo taken near the depot in Starke. The old
turn of the 19th Century, team continued In limited for another 50 Team here belonged to
use years. pictured Their efforts were "cabbage head" type engine was powered by wood and its headlight burned kerosene. Charlie Moitt is

water sailing vessels actually mov- Theodore Tyson and was used for hauling firewood to the city power plant. The subsequently the successfuland the engineer, leaning out of cab, and Henry Mitchell, is the colored brakeman on cow catcher. Those
ed ,the river to this landing, three standing behind team left to Clarence Sullivan, Joe Brown, swamp was
men are ( right)
up identified Mr.
drained and the road built throughit. standing on ground are McMarray at left (hands in pants pockets), who used to sell Ice
sails and tow lines Man.
depending on and Joe
attached to trees along the shore Where it crossed the new from a freight car before Starke had an ice plant; Steve "Wells, brakeman (in overcoat); Bin Bud,

for along the narrow G. S. &: F. line southwest of Starke, telegraph operator, (in cap, next to Mr. Wells); T. J. Griffin Starke SAL agent (bead showing above

twisting progress stream. a new town, Sampson City, was shoulder of man standing on Duel's left) ; Tom Sweat (hands in pockets, front center) ; Conductor Woodward -

As the century grew older, laid out Peek and his associates (on Sweafs left). Other men not identified. The old wood-buncng engines were used until World
distant echo of a steam locomotive began rehabilitation require to cover the same distance.In had high
a hopes of
company developing War I when
days abandoned for
steamers, with thick clouds of pine I they were coal-burners. The switch to oil-burning deisels began about
smoke gushing from their-stacks, j ind workmen's sledge hammers program. In the meanwhile, two i 1902 the line made the final Sampson City into a thriving town, 15 yean ago and today the SAL is completely deiselized in Florida

churned their way down the St. J penetrated the gloomy recesses of new engines The Starke and The [ change of its long and checkeredcareer. but soon after the railroad was

Black Creek the finished came the Big Freeze of. the lake swamp, burned up, and along on the run. When the notion the track. Folks in little towns
Johns River and up j jt. a swamp west of Otter Creek as Gainesville, had been placed in It was taken over by
the thriving town of Middleburg.It 1894-95 and Sampson City died took several days to rebuild. struck him he would stop the along the line protested so vigorously
1 the company raced to meet itsdeadline. service. Seaboard Airline Railroad, under I
was quite a busy place in those aborning. Another time, during high water, train and go quail hunting while however that the petition
The tracks had to reach But the area served by the line whose ownership it remains to- From stuck in cul-
years and had a fine hotel, attracting Sampson the line was ex- a big alligator got a the other crew members picked was denied. Though Peggy carried
many tourists, cotton buyers I Cedar Key by spring under terms was still sparcely settled and the day.For tended on to Ward City (Brooker), vert and caused the overflow from blackberries. How the passengers i few passengers with the

and other speculators.In af: the construction contract.On company experienced continued three-quarters of a centurythe LaCrosse and Alachua. Later Rowell Lake to wash part of the (if any) passed the time while i coming of the automobile, it was

those pre-railroad days, that eventful March 1, an fnancial: difficulties. In 1881 theI railroads were the focal pointof the railroad and adjacent Umber track away. I(I waiting, is not recorded. I still needed, its patrons said, to

growers would have to haul their I old secondhand eight-wheel loco- I the lives of the people in the lands were acquired by the Am- An enormous old locomotive, Once Mr. White was compli- haul their watermelons potatoes
cotton by ox or mule team to I bler Lumber Co., who soon extended the Grover Cleveland, was used on mented on getting Peggy back to I pulpwood, tung oil, and other

Middleburg, where it would be !motive named the Abner McGehee areas they served. Towns like the line to Bell, in Gilchrist the line in the 90's, and was far Starke on time. "On time your crops. Besides, it just wouldn'tseem

loaded on boats for the long, slow ]kept the terms of the contract, I Starke built up "around the depot." County, where phosphate mines too heavy for the light rails and granny!" was his indignant reply. right without Peggy loping

ride up the St. Johns River. Whilein 4 chugging into Cedar Key over new-I Trains provided the people, here- had just been opened.For soft track, so wrecks were fre- I"This is yesterday's train." (I along, giving its familiar toot

Middleburg they would buy !ly laid track to become the first I I f tofore isolated from the outside years the road did a paying quent. In parts of Alachua County (I Lester Pinholster, a Ward City every day.
coffee tobacco, and the few other of business where the track was laid on wit I is for the has been
,engine to reach the Gulf of Mexico world, with means transportation hauling saw logs, phos- I responsible giving In recent years Peggy
"luxury" items that they did not for themselves and the goods phate, naval stores, cross ties, rich soil, the grass and weeds I train the nickname of Peggy, and given an added duty one that
from the Atlantic Coast. I
grow on their farms. I they wished to ship to or receive cotton, etc. to Jacksonville through Crew very rank. On windy days "he's too slow to catch Peggy"was makes it take on increased im- *
When the railroads first started The Abner McGehee which was j i from distant points. The railroad Starke. But tater the Jackson- the vegetation would bend over I the standard remark along theme

pushing into the peninsula, however :used in laying much of the track, "wharf" was the era's substitute ville &: Southwestern (now the the rails and be crushed by the i! when describing some parti- portance in the railroad worldOn

about the middle of the century .had been built in 1839 for the I 1 for the old town pump of Colonial Atlantic Coast Line) was built wheels of the engine until they I,cularly lazy man. its return every afternoon from

the era of the steamboat :Montgomery Railroad Co. After I days. Townsfolk went there to through the same territory and 'became too slippery to grip the i When George Tompsett became Wannee, it makes a trip to the

rapidly came to a close. i some 20 years of service it had "watch the trains come in" and I grabbed much of the business. rails, causing the old wood-burner I superintendent of the road he Trail Ridge ilmenite mine east of

According to "The Story of the 1 been retired to a sawmill road, I I|unload their passengers and mer- Phosphate mines petered out, to flounder helplessly.On I improved the track, procured a .I Starke to pick up cars of ore for

Florida Railroads, 1834-1903" by where the Florida Railroad Co. I.chandise. "Drummers" and tourists Sampson City dried up, and even- at least one occasion the i lighter engine. dud built a railroad shipment to duPont plants in

George W. Pettengill Jr., the first J picked it up for the construction II arrived on every train, and tually the company owning the train was late because Pete Peterson shop where the Y is now located Maryland. This profitable bit of

track through this part of the ;job. I I hotels in Starke did a thriving road cheerfully sold it to the Sea- the engineer, had been arrester i in Starke. business has made the old train

state reached Starke about March In 1857, when 50 miles of track ; \\ lusiness. board. at LaCrosse for shooting a During the depression days of take on added prestige. It's safeto

1, 1858 when the railhead was at II had been constructed, the com- I I i The railroads also provided In those early days the trains rabbit with his revolver.The 1 i the 1930's business on the Peggy say, perhaps, that even thoughit

"Reynolds," six miles north of ]pany purchased its first new locomotive line was sold at public auction and amusement with gay excursions to were never on time and nobody conductor, Mr. White was 'I line got so bad that the Seaboard failed to make a city out of

Hampton. It is believed that J an eight-wheeler named 'i reincorporated under the title of Fernandina, Cedar Key, and other seemed to care. Once a long' an enthusiastic sportsman and al- petitioned the State Railroad Com- Sampson City Peggy is hereto

"Reynolds" was the name given I.the Gov. Broome and in 1860, I i Florida Transit Railroad. points along the route. General : stretch of track, built on muck in ways carried his two pointer dogs mission for permission to take up ., stay.
at that time to a point on the line I.Just as. the line was about com This I Grant once toured the line in his I
I group was headed by Sir I
near the trestle about a mile two more new eightwheelers -
]pleted, arrival at Cedar
I t Edward Reed and C. D. Willard. special car. Upon : il I
south of Starke. This remained" the Alachua and the Marion
the I
he congratulated engineer,
After Key
the terminus the line for about [I placing new equipment in II
of added. Two and I
were passenger box
'i service, in 1883 Reed merged the J. A. Feriara, and gave him a II
a year until it pushed on toward 14 freight cars made up the rest I
i line with several others into the |10f his special, big cigars.
the Gulf of Mexico. ( I
of the rolling stock. the
Florida Transit and Peninsula Feriara left the box in engine
This early line was constructedby Belching clouds of dense, black I Railroad which in turn was 'cab where an Indian found it and

the Florida Railroad Company, :smoke and glowing cinders, these !started passing the cigars out to
merged into the Florida Railway
David Yulee who had I
pioneered by
I old "cabbage head" or "pumpkinstacked" [and Navigation Co. in 1884. Principal -I the crowd that had gathered to
long dreamed of connecting wood burners made the I stockholders were Hamilton''see the general off on an excursion J
with the Gulf. The
Atlantic Coast
in 1855 I trip from Ferandina to Cedar Keyin ;Disston and Reed, representing a boat docked at Cedar Key. The
company was i iI I something under 24 hours cut- of foreign capitalists.At cigars must have been extra strongones
with Fernandina as a starting j group I .
I ting in half the travel time be- \ this time the trip from Jacksonville or the people not accustomed

pointOn August 1, 1857 the railhead tween the two coastal points. to Starke took slightly to smoking, for as General Grant

reached Fiftone (between Starke But the company's troubles did I more than two hours. I I gazed down at the crowd from the TO
not end with completion of the deck railing he noted that for some
and Baldwin). Seven months laterIt | E. Deane, a retired F. R. and N.
track. Just as it got the line in strange reason almost everyone
had pushed to Starke, and on ;fireman is quoted in Pettengill's i,
( the Civil War broke out '''was sick and having convulsions.
January 1, 1859 reached Hampton. I operation book as saying ". The passenger
Construction of the line was slow and Federal troops landed at Cedar (trains were really mixed trains 'I' The railroad is still an important -
Key, blew up the telegraph office I factor in our transportation The BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH
going, the woods and swamps at I of passengers and perishable
I and depot, and captured two of it cut in ,
I' system, but just as
places being almost impenetrable. freight, such as fish oysters I
the company's freight cars. Extensive the steamboat business in 1850,
Lengthy trestles had to be built oranges, and vegetables. There on
damage was also done to ''so it must share honors today with ON; ITS
at frequent Intervals to bridge the were no icing facilities along the .

wampa. ,,the track. I Cedar Key line at the time, and I other, newer modes of travel -

Then too, there was vigorous [ During Reconstruction Days the. the slightly faster time made by the airline, the bus, and the huge

opposition to the "iron horse" on I railroad's headaches multiplied.The I I,the so-called passenger trains over truck-trailer. New towns today 75th ANNIVERSARY
(' first rails, imported from'' huddle around the highway rather
the part of many pioneer 'ithe, eights constituted an important -
Farm wives claimed the tracks England, were made of soft English factor in these shipments. I.than around the railroad tracks.
iron and had not been keptin I' I land in the old towns, such as
to break they
caused their eggs as At times as many as ten such cars
drove their carts over them on the condition during the war. They I were put on the passenger trains. I Starke, the center of business ac- *

way to market. new began to turn up at the ends II "There being scarcely any airequpped tivity shifts in accordance with the Hde.
These upturned points were
travel trend. Never again
Farmers objected to the turpen- I (highway
freight cars in service at II
"snake heads" and reduced the! I( will the railroads be the center of
who followed the
tine operators this time, the trains had
running speed of trains to a bump]r passenger (business life and social activity
into the forest. said I
railroad They
racks on the sides of and
ruined the 15 miles an hour. On the mornin: express II"s they were in the 1800's. No
the I
turpentine men
to awl
Baggage cars carry pipe
the southbouncncpsenger I
of May 16. 1876. longer do hear the Sunday
land for hog ranges and blamedthe hose couplings to put under the you
train for Cedar y
afternoon suggestion' go
railroad for their troubles. freight cars so as to get air back !!
bounced off the track near Fern
and watch the
'down to the depot
One Starke pioneer, Drew Red- I to the coaches, which were placedat
f' andina, demolishing four cars. trains come in."
dish, whose grant of 40 acres in I the rear of longer trains." I
Financially the company was ii should not forget -
But Floridians
South Starke was crossed by the 1t I The Florida Central and Peninsular I
1872 i'
even worse shape. By '
line, sold out in disgust and moved t' Railroad Co. absorbed the the debt they owe the old
could not the one cen L 'I
pay per
farther west in the county. interest on its bonds and passe
But in spite of all these handicaps into the hands of its creditors of the "Flying Cracker," double-. way through woods and swamp to

the 155 miles of track from Under the new organization it w as: I headed: by two woodturners us-, \open up the peninsula of Flom
'ually the "Key West" and the! for development. Without the
1'VinanJina to Cedar Key was Eriven the rather exotic title o f
completed on March 1, 1861 almost j I Atlantic Gulf and West Indi L '"Baker." "which, made the Jack, I groundwork laid by the old Abaci
'I 1 McGehee and others of its kind,,, '
five years after the startat Transit Co. sonville to Tampa trip in seven t j,

Fernandina.In ( Few major repairs were mad j''and a half hours only an houi, ;t there would be no Florida as wei

those last few months the on the line until 1876 when th<; or so more than today's trains i I know it today. When the Telegraph was first printed seventy-five years

ago the principal use for gas in the home was for lighting.

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those wonderful modern gas ranges and space heaters -

the quickest and most economical way of cooking and

heating and water heating.


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By Betsy Livermore I incidents when people helped each "
II' t
I other over rough spots or when ;
"I allers beam them Starke I citizens Ii
got together in a
folks wuz the meanest, over- I tive group to do everything from! 4p
critters on earth but I + ,
bearingest raising money for paupers to ,
did I believe it till I seed j R "
'I canning select orange marmaladesand :
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that caper "bitter sweet" orange pre-
These were the words of a I
I serves in the community kitchen.
shocked female visitor to Starken I ) After 1910 the Gaiety Theatre

February 17, 1888 and the I II became the hub of many dramatic i
comment, ac- I 0
Itory behind this II I and community events as iti
The Telegraph of that
tordmg to xTJAk\\ offered varied programs such as :
like this: I
late, went something I Vierra's Hawaiian music by a |
It seems that two old ladies I New York musical group, or the!i
Wateroak" were '
from "back on nroduction of "Lightin which,
in Starke for a county fair and I featured local amateur, and professional I
were standing on a corner near talent. 1 ,
the city market when a couple of \ An annual attraction at the
prominent 'young blades went I' Gaiety was the drum and bugle i

dashing by In a buggy. [corps from a boys' school in I tL

The two local yokels went TRAFFIC HAZARDS in the 1890's were different from those of today, Macon, Ga. In its review of the I : \

directly to the livery stable and aI, !| but they were hazards, nevertheless. 1921 performance The Telegraph I ,
after talking with the owner I remarked that the group's "ultra 1 _
few minutes, drove right into the phaeton, or any other vehicle from:l the "temperance question" and modern Dixieland version of cur- I .
barn-like structure. One of the a baby carriage to a band-wagon, I several of the more active WCTU rent favorites had everybody in j I : J
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Wateroak ladies remarked: "See I can supply your wants on short J members visited a City Council the theatre swaying to its capti- : J _
what! why them young up- notice," said Mr. Moitt. I meeting in the 80's to present a vating beat." I

starts in that-air buggy just drove Comer L. Peek was selling booksin J resolution stating their support of Prohibition in the 20's, despite I ____
right into that pore man's house his stationery store for three !Starke's; : first temperance ordi- the seriousness of the purpose
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jest to? spite over chairs cents each, and these bargainswere lance. with which it was imposed, caused I -' oJW. 'C'iI: a? :; ; .. ;'1'0; : ..:. ::.: : _
all!" completely bound in modern the several dramatic and hilarious
and Attending meeting as representatives -
]person and Deputy Baisden. These I
This little incident is typical of .pamphlets with "illustrious illu of the Union were: escapades in this area which was\:officers will never complain that "The Village Smithie/ Stands"THE

hundreds of others found on the .strations." J JI Airs Maltrie Mrs. Nell McAfee, literally infested with bootleggers Lhe time passes, slowly for them .
pages of Florida's oldest continuing I Not to be outdone by the business Mrs.] C. E. Livingston, Mrs. L. and moonshiners. i 1'1 c ar that the business of their hospitable COKXKR: OF COURT AM CALL now occupied by Koch's Drug Store, looked like this around

newspaper, and this writer I interests, the County itself 1I Witkovski, Mrs. A. C. Darby, and : Dozens of men who engaged in i I Ii institution is slack. 190:>. The rambling structure was Moitt's Blacksmith Shop where almost everything was done, from repair -

after thumbing through years of I+I advertised a $500 reward for the Mrs.] E. A. Darby. After presenting |i the illegal production and selling And if news ever did get scarce of a butter churn to fabrication of a shiny black hack with fringe on the top. Identified In picture

dusty, yellow editions, has attempted I arrest and conviction of the partyor i their resolution the ladies of homemade liquor were caughtIn j in those rough and ready days, (from left to right) are: George Livingston, Hill Adams (Moitt's head blacksmith); Orvllle Moitt: Bill
to record typical hangings parties who assassinated GeorgeC. added their congratulations to Starke's surrounding woodlands I imaginative editors didn't let it Moitt (next two men with boy between them are not remembered); DeWitt C. Jones (center, in sweater);

i that denote the lighter Mills on the night of January :Marshal Wall for arresting and but one of the most unique I cramp their style. For instance Arthur Moitt, proprietor; Lem Sapp; Do<.Adams, shop employee; Roy Hess, another shop worker; aDd
rde of life In early Bradford .1, 1881. I I fining two offenders $26.50 each accounts of a local arrest was in 1 this is a story that appeared in i Truby- Newman..
(lonnty. The local Board of Trade (forerunner for selling intoxicating liquors 1921 when moonshine inspectors I''The Telegraph on April Fool's '
In 1888 The Telegraph claimed i of the modern Chamber of 1 within the city limits.A (captured a 63-year-old woman :Day in 1921. Although obviously II'scraps, the inspector realized that )!I entire tank. j I who surely would have receivedthe

to be the ". only Democratic Commerce) printed periodic reports typical July' Fourth celebra- who was making homebrew in :.a "hoax", it was not labelled as they were labels for Canadian : After concealing himself behind Pulitzer prize for imaginationit
paper in this area that believes in of Bradford County's agricultural i tion, such as the one in 1889, the furnace of her house on thecity's such and many a trusting subscriber I Club whiskey. I several barrels, the courageous one were offered, concluded by
the old Jacksonian principals of assets and described the found Starke amazingly quiet as main street! I with eyes agog, must have j Several more labels began to fly until inspector hid beneath the tank saying that the men not only escaped -
midnight and watched a in their but
aeroplane addeda
read almost the end before he
'To the victor belongs the spoils!' year's peach trees as being ". all the merchants closed shop at These authorities caught the realized that to he the victimof !over the ares and, after glancing I wagon and tender roll dothe final touch' to their horrible
fight all side issues and in full bloom making a 10 with 15 gallon kettles of was
we perfect a.m. and packed their familiesoff woman around for the source of the papersthe railroad track, stop beneath the deeds
a reporter's vivid imagination: by red until
believe that the Democrats must of the gardens and orchards, to Sparkman's Bridge for brew a complete distilling ap- I tank and wait hose waving a flag
man noticed that a was
It Fool's Day 1921 they were
win!" \land we have noticed peaches as I dancing, picknicking, and a serious paratus, and hundreds of spotlessly and probably was April no one in Starke floating out of the nearby water!I II silently lowered from the tank. I they soared out of sight!

Besides such bellicose slogans, large as PEARS which shows reading of the Declaration of In- clean' bottles and cohtainers which noticed an unassuming man who tower. Because the labels were i i The following day, armed witha On the lighter side, and prob-

the paper also published the namesof that a big crop is promised!" dependence. had been thoroughly boiled in a arrived from Jacksonville to roam I|,dry, he decided that the tank must I Ii pistol the inspector waited in ably much more factual, was a

the following citizens who held Tourists from all over the nation Files were a menace to the ,solution of "grandma." She was the town soliciting business as i root contain water, so he climbed I the aerial still for the men to story, told in the late 20's about
positions on the city's official wrote letters to The Tele- little city which had no centralized arrested and confined to the local an umbrella mender. pup the steps and looked down into i retuin. He had been in the room the confusion caused by a groupof

slate In that year: graph describing their reactionsto water system in its earlier jail under $500 bond, despite her The visit of this man. who was !the tank and found a large room. !'for a short time when he was cows that ambled onto the

Mayor L. Witkovski; Alder- the "center of Florida's health days. After a group of citizens efforts to convince authorities that actually a government revenue The upper half of the water vat :|suddenly dumped into the water fair grounds while the traveling
man Capt J. C Richard, J. M. district," which many of them gathered en masse for a town she was not selling moonshine officer began a series of events I had been made into a large room'!''below when the flooring fell out showmen took their
Truby Dr. Tate Powell, W. P. reached by way of the "Cannon meeting on the courthouse squareto I simply making it for her own use! I that comprise a dramatic story. containing a still, a printing press I from under his feet. morning
Young, and S. F. Gardiner; Ball Express." consider the problem, Mayor I Evidently this incident is typical i Large quantities of Canadian gallons of sulphuric acid (used I; The rushing water caused him snooze, and ate the hay from the

Clerk B. H. Jones; Treasurer As more people became inter- ,Witkovski ordered the formationof of the efficiency of beverage Club whiskey were being smuggled I for "aging" the brew) and some !'to drown, his pistol went off in trained animals' tent and even

Fred R. Morgan; Marshal ested in the Sunshine State and a bucket brigade in 1889. )officials in those days because I into Jacksonville from a mysterious -1 I kind. of electrical wiring apparatus. the confusion and a bullet enteredhis devoured the "cotton" belongingto

E. D. Wall; Tax Assessor T. W. made plans to move their families I Thirty-one young men anweredhis ..1 the paper published the following source and the revenue heart and the gallons of acid the cotton candy man.
Sweat. Prominent citizens all. South, the smaller localities, suchas call and decided to hold I j account of the local jail: )officer traced the clues to this ,I The agent climbed back down .mixed with water to completely The story was ended ". when
and thus decided to. the steps to look for the Negro!i .
By the 1880's business men of Starke, began to grow both in regular practice drills and to equip'I1 our jail is the most lively I community he''destroy his body.A [the ball and doll men arrived on
himself as an umbrella I caretaker, who explained that :
Starke seemed to realize the ef- population and facilities. In fact, I themselves with water-tight.1 ihostelry I in Starke. The star.I disguise mender while searching for the had not noticed anything strange| local man. walking by the':the scene and bombarded the cows

'ectiveness of newspaper advertising this community was suffering I buckets and belts to be kept or i boarders are for the present only I violators. about the tank except that itj i tank, heard his screams and headed :1 with their base balls, and the

and we find A. E. Moitt,, from such intense growing pains I hand: for immediate use. (four but transient boarders l I After wandering around Starke! I would not fill with water above )j toward the tank to investigate. cows had to beat a hasty retreat!"
pioneer Starke blacksmith, usin: that the paper commented ". we I The heart of a community, such,consisting: of jolly moonshiners for several days he was almos: '|the half-way mark. An invest-1 I Before he could trace the cause, These brief excerps. and many
rlhl-J>8A"f' snare to tell readers that t: are building so fast that there is .os Starke in those pioneer days, I and others drop in almost daily I ready to give up the search, when i :Cation of the pumps proved that ,i however the bootleggers hurried j:more too numerous to recount
the Starke Carriage Factory featured >. hardly a carpenter in town who j"-as'' the loyalty of its citizens i ir I ito have their names entered upon he sat down on a bench near the sthe! tank was normally filled from to a nearby abandoned canning !I(.here, prove that life has always
wagons and plows made t() has time to say his prayers!" times of personal trouble and I the register. Brig life has been shoulder of the railway water, I six artesian wells but that the pactory and took off in a cor.ceald had its lighter moments, even in

n".r, blacksmithing and horse.inning. .- On the social and cultural side, 'ommunitv. problems. rather lively lately for several tank. A breeze blew two pieces ol f'enterprising bootleggers had "aeroplane." the days before Joe Miller's joke

> ". It you want I I many local ladies spent afternoon P"Of\f of th>< rOM neiehbOJpoli'v :I stills have been captured and the5.operators paper into his lap and, after idly. plugged/ up three of them thus book: yielded tto the television fun-
bur". wagon burkboard, surrey., hours in serious discussion over is shown through numerous! arrested by Sheriff Ep- glancing at the writing on these! making it impossible to fill the The writer of this colorful story j ny men of today.

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he Florida Bank at Starke salutes The ten thousand loans we have made during this time, has

Bradford County Telegraph on the been a substantial factor in the phenomenal growth of


occasion of their 75th Anniversary. our Community and County.

They should be proud of the part they have played in \ ,

.. the growth and development of Starke and Bradford We are proud to be a part of one of the finest towns


County. and counties in our great Nation and look forward to the

future with confidence.

During the past seventeen years we have served this f

area with local banking facilities and with the state- If you are not already using all of our Banking services,

wide facilities of the Florida National Group of Banks. we cordially invite you to come in and talk with our

We feel that this banking service, including the almost friendly officers. I I'V


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{ So What About The Next Seventy .Five Years ? ',

By Jack pease i

Today, as the Bradford County Telegraph pauses to look backward over the past 75 t::' : / to ;' : ,' i'.. >-; i'i.: .. I
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years, should be a good time to consider the future. a \. _,. .". ._. .'" ;.7., .: :". > : .
How large will Starke be 75 years from now? Or even in five or 10 years? f--4' I' ;," 'C" .<'i; "" ", :

And what will be the future of Bradford County? Will it grow or contract, perish or : : ;' :.: '

.lUVafVACommunity......."n"' ..'. ; l "" ., '\,

leaders don't agreein truck farms being replaced by "'=l- .

answering these questions.One large ranches. "
says Starke will have a Thomas guesses that the popu- ;; ,' I

population of 1.0.000 in 20 years. lation of Starke will reach the = ,

Another predicts it will reach 30.000 mark in 75 years. .'..,,". e

between 15,000 and 20,000 within /
Carl Johns City Clerk says
the next 10 years. that Starke has "great possibilities t R: wa ter. .
The disagreement is normal for (
of going somewhere now that
each man peers at tomorrow it is out from under its housing t r f' ktI
through his own crystal ball You t. handicap." t A 3

probably have some opinions of
"This city can't expand much ."
your ownLet's I : -
until we get for to <
take time out to see how places people ,, -
live" But, he adds, the two new
of I
with those :
your predictions jibe r1 1 t
housing projects should solve the : !
five community a ::
problem and make for future -
tor, the City Clerk, the Mayor a way

banker and a Chamber of Commerce growth t

representative.After How much that growth will be : .:

hearing what they have Johns is hesitant to say.

to say you can evaluate their pre- Mayo" J. R. Wainwright is care- o :
b k .
dictions in the light of past growth
measured in terms of expanding know the future but sometimeswe .

utilities, building under construction !iiKi- to predict a little." zr .

or planned for the near future Noting that Starke's populationna

and the outlook in three important t: !pled in the last 12 years

fields minerals light industry tit p edicts that it will reach the

and timber. 10( 000( mark in "20 years or soon- :

Realtor A. J. Thomas, former f #',."-,. .__: ,,-" .' L
Circuit Court Clerk, sees a big + He lists tourists, forest productsand ';'''' :!'fJ-' !4t.-c"' ... a" ..:.' ;* ..",,." '.It. .- i _
? rr
future for Starke: light industry as being key* .-: -'Ii -+ .- "" .;.:..z- .'i'- : .
"Within 75 years U. S. Highway to the area's growth. .,. "t< : ': ." ''''' ta
r '1!.: J
:?01 will be a continuous city from "Since we don't have all out c .' ''; ":!'
i-'A'j It' -
eggs m one basket," he .. ><'-' '"
the Georgia line to Sarasota. You says ;. ..1i: ... .t' .
won't be able to tell the difference ".here is no need to stand still or M:14: ;..,. ....,-. ',, Y',

between leaving Jacksonville and go backwards. -: .. ,,;, ,

In his ..,.. .Sa-i .. .. 'r or. "' ., : '
jetting to Gainesville. I opinion the fact that bC,&4 F- ,

Thomas predicts that the highway I i tat ke has no property taxes will 1 -s'Si, scF'.' I ,J ? :tyi(., a s "'' '-4.p '' Sx ..# ; .p ',: z" r

will be four-laned within the make it attractive to retired people
next five on limited pensions who are
I have their own crystal balls in j
When asked whether the proposed hunting for Florida homes. J
which to forecast the future. 1
East Coast Turnpike will Wainwright cites du Pont, Big J Jr

1Fi.c. a. ue..,_.._.._..eu.__e1... ".a"e"u""". v.. I For this edition preferred tohave \".,i., .UA..I". ........,. .r.>,un...../.."..-. .rA...u.. .ftft,1...u -
ours gaze; into the crystal I
Starke, he shakes his head. Within II timber companies as examples of CALL STREET 50 YEARS AGO looked like a Hollywood set con- corner where Florida Bank at Starke now stands was the
ball atop the massive old foun- said. "This bank's business is run- large general
75 years, Thomas says, Florida outside firms that are realizingthe structed for use in a Wild West drama. It doesn't take much merchandise
tain (above) that once stood in ning 10 to 15 per cent better thana imagi- I store of J. G. (Gld) Alvarez. U. D Miner's watch
will have three turnpikes one value of Bradford County's resources nation to picture a of bullies tearing down the old dirt streeton
the middle of the street at Call year ago." He said motels, rest- gang sign may be seen hanging just below tree limb in middle of block on

along each coast and another and Thompson. For a glimpseof aurants, and small industries appear horseback, firing their pistols into the air (sometimes they left hand side of street Things to note: Scraggly trees still clinging
of the state. "This town is ahead
down the going just
the future, read article on to be the key to Starke's actually did). Youngster in the street is believed to be Don Hoover, to Call Street, but about ready to give up the ghost; old are light
like the whole state of Florida,
has lived in Starke for
this page. young son of Starke's prominent photographer Frank Hoover. Storeat
he growth. hanging where the traffic light hangs today; swanky black "hack"in
52 years and has seen its past says.S. The most ambitious predictions right is that of J. M. Alvarez, established in 1894. Mr. Alvarez is left foreground; curbing of boards! along the dirt street and hitching
growth. Looking ahead he sees hat it will be sold for enough L. Peek, Jr., president of the ; -
these developments: .money to construct a new one. Florida Bank at Starke, predicts of all come from Mrs Marian standing on sidewalk beside a stack of trunks. Frame building on post in right foreground

with the others that Starke'sgrowth Howe, executive secretary of the
1. An airport in Bradford Coun- 4. A game preserve at Camp
Chamber of Commerce
ty with major airlines scheduling Blanding. will continue at its pres- sity of Florida make a natural resources ."17.' ,;" .
ent rate of increase. "Ten ., : < '
years from now we'll have
flights to serve the area. 5. A state survey of the county to be
highway Hampton "We should grow as much in :a 15,000 to 20,000 population with used in future : j 4ik
2. Subdivisions at Hampton, to the Waldo-Orange Heights
.he next 10 years as we have in residential area growing toward
Crosby and Sampson lakes. Road laid a firm foundation L '
the last 10. Our growth has been Kingsley Lake and Lawtey," she
3. A new courthouse. Thomas 6. A professional baseball teamwintering \ery steady, and there is no rea- and they've got" what it takes for r
figures that the says.Mrs. future growth, she says
property on which
in Starke.
to believe that
son it will not :! Howe sees the growth re-
the present building is standing 7. Expansion of timber indus- ontinue. ultmg from timber and minerals. "I personally believe that this
will someday become so valuable in will be one of the biggest minera]
try County with small "Conditions "
are good now, he She would like to see the Univerrw 1r

.....-- y--_... I research areas in the United
: States."
: :
: All five leaders agree on one

:: : : :. : .. hang -this area is going to grow
I : .,. < ... .. '. They disagree about the size of 1Pa'T
.... that growth. Sn
.;1-3' "
.' ... ,' : '
..,. : ,'- .: .c.;.:, ,.
: Three zsKctr
'. ; : ,...' yardsticks can be used Yz
.n't \ '. .' -r'i ,
,:. <":'>:' to judge these predictions:

!-..;. .;; 1 Growth trends in the near

past as measured school
by enrollment
electricity output, telephone
; :. '. .
expansions and post office volume

2 Reactions to this "normal" YOU'D NI;'t'Ett BELIEVE IT, but this! was the present Mitchell's

growth as seen in school residential Urug Store corner on Call Street about 1900. Tiny tin building where

city and hospital construc.ion men are standing was Billy Edward's fish market, while larger building -

already underway. just beyond it was Sparkman's saloon. I'hoto below shows how-

:< Possibility of "unexpected" The Same same corner looks today with Bradford High School Band passing in

p growth caused by expansion of du- rei iew.

: Pont Big Dad, Hercules, BradfordFurniture

Corp., % or the timber s
I m> u,try.

., ::..... __ : .,
I.pt s look at each of these yard \. _. __ : : -
... .
'I'I I
's' ks
one by one. q. .
.. ,
'\ ..
< me of
way gauging a communi-
future is to look to today's ,

:..?1.11H .. .!

P. Morgan Superintendent
t... .-; --"
II Public Instruction for Bradford It or -, -,... ..:, '
( < "" -
mntv. reports a steady increase ,
in school enrollment.
For the last 10 years Starke

"HJA dcd about 60 pupils a yearn Not e

;u!- schools. This year it added

mout 70 to Starke Elementary

S'nOiol! and about 40( to Bradford

High School. The rural enrollment

.-., .. .'';." remained about the same although .,1- ....... I
--.---. .-..........:: it has dropped gradually during a

ABOVE: Any resemblance to ._ __ -.- -. .. -- .
r---- -
this scene and the present blockon t 10 year period.At city. tion. Two housing projects are now

Call between Canova's Phar- the county school enrollment In
f %5f present 1918 there were 198 crank ready for occupancy by over 50
macy and Stump's Store is purely "**C. as '\ totals 3,000 including 700 I style telephones in the sy .tt'm. By Starke families.
K 'f JC
I a'ldi'ntAJ-but It's the dame .-- -, >-VJli Negroes. There are six schoolsfor Oct. 1. 1954 the number had increased Joseph D. Warren has 29 homes

location. This view shows the white students and six for Negroes to 700 and the style had in a subdivision
near Orange and
earliest type of old frame stores with 97 white and 26 Negro been modernized.The I Pratt streets. The homes in his

that were constructed In teachers.R. number of operators jumped I "Pinehaven" subdivision are sellingin

Starke. The old brick livery S. Wasdin, superintendent of r from four to eight in the same the $7,000) to $8,000 range War-
ktable at the and water depart-
right was remodelled city light
period. ren hopes that these houses will
some 50 years ago and nO"hoWot'S ment reports a steady growth in
be the first of
Bishop says the firm antici- many.
t'ieotrical since 1947.
Stump's and Robbiu:: output
pates growing just as fast in the Saratoga Heights, another housing -
ktore-s. The kilowat hours of electricity
I' 1I0o'erho'if' isf Sr vST S. I next five years. One hundred four I j project, is being built in West
and used in Starke for
Variety Store joined the stable, t rro.luced
: new telephones were added last i Starke by Demetree Builders Inc
was the father of Joe and Frank : : 7- .4 t flast seven years are shown i year and Bishop hopes that over !of Jacksonville. Ultimate plans call

Hoover, Starke below:
photographers.Mr. j I 1200 will be installed this year. !'nr construction of 130 homes in
Hooter and Joe are standing 1917.2.517,430 kw. the
project. Twenty-seven are completed
A recently laid cable in the
in front of the Store. Note 1948__. .. _2650.380 kw. I and others will be built as
northeast section Starke will
lengthy barber i i of
and horse
3949 3,029.070 kw.
------ the need arises.
I speed the !I
hitched up in front of City 1950: '__' ". _3,456,120 kw. progress.
Market. 19513.746.610 kw. i i j Mail volume leaving and enter- I I "We'll build houses as l lone a.i .

a 19n24,065,200 kw. i! ing the city has also increased. !I there is a need for them," said W.

i 1' itr i 1953 ______ 4.440.690 kw. !Ass't. Postmaster Blake Jackson j I C. Demetree.

AT RIGHT: A. M. Darby's : Wasdm that 1954 is run- j! reports that gross receipts were i I School construction is also keeo-
says !
r.f $29,737 in 1949 'ng pace with Starke's growth
Store at Call Street and the __ and $29.506 in 1953. ;
mug well ahead of last year. rI f 'Four school
railroad wan a Starke Institution : \ projects presently un-
( Increased electric consumptiondoes I!der construction in
for many )f"8fS. This corner expects :| Starke will

had formerly been the location not necessailly indicate an increase j i first cass status before July 1955. j J jrost! over $475,000. They include'

of Truby, Sternburg in population. Kilowatts per j|It reverted to second class status I;classrooms for both white and

Co., and before that was the resident may rise with an increase i after Camp Blanding was demobi- .I inepTo students, a cafeteria band

kite of Starke' first real store. m electrical appliances. The nearly ,' lized. !room and choral room, and a

Richard & Pace. Note Post Office 100 per cent increase in seven j Gross receipts of 110,000 are 'gymnasium.
sign where Junior years is significant when viewed J I I In
.. i needed for a post office to be discussing changes in the

Thrift Shop is located to .. '. .' in the light of other figures.) i;listed as first class. Jackson esti- r.on-physeal: part of the school

day. Traffic laws must ha\e .' '.. ; .'. i ..... ---:<-:,- .... >" .'# H. A. Bishop Jr., plant SU rin- (:mates a J41.COO to $43,000 volume i ystem. Morgan says the present
been liberal In those .."- ..:; : (
days, dent curriculum is
judging : 1,- :er of Starke's telephone, :for 1954. j "weakest in the arts
,: '
,, ':" ,, .... %t.""" p'" --, ... '
by buggy parked on wrong L ; :Y.r. .. .. --- ". ....- ,' .*.'....=o..:; :?= '' ''' '. 'tr. company, reports a big jump in Starket is already reacting to(and crafts area. We have tenta-
bide of the street. -7" "' ''' .- new '
.._; .. telephones installed in the this growth with home construe- : (Continued
on page 81>




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Mrs.+ E. S. Matthews Has Lived In Starke Since 1878; r .f) .I .t khf fis.il.f I II Cows COWS lying CAUSE around FRIGHT the streetson I A ITEM small FROM select LITESVIIJJG party spent a /I

c: dark nights are a terror to the very pleasant day at the Scarborough

Was Once The Only Person In Town Who Could TypeBy I !ate straggler. The fear of riding Ford on New River last
i young steer or climbing upon a Wednesday. The young men seined ;;
I heifer's back is trying on the all morning and caught an abundi j i
Georgia Franklyn rk their daughter Ida Mrs. E. S. nerves ((1892) ance of fish, which were daintily i
= Matthews) was born.A prepared. Some of the young 1
"We'd carry lanterns on our way disastrous fire hit Milledge- SERIOUS RUNAWAY ladies engaged in bathing. All J
to church at night to keep from vile and a whole block of stores who were present enjoyed them- |
falling Into the ditches." (burned, including Mr. Witkovski's !, Supt J. c. Poppell received a selves very much. They were j
That's Just one of the phasesof HI at the time, he sat in a bed- message about noon Saturday thata Misses Atlanta, Zola, Lota, Loca. f|
early life In Starke that is recalled "room window at his home and horse had run away with his and Ida Johns, Janie Pinholster, i j
with a chuckle by Mrs. E. watched his store burn to the father, Mr. J. H. Poppell in Lake Lesley Johns, Dr. Tomlinson, J. H. i
S. Matthews, who is proud of the I around Soon after that, he went Butler, and that he was in a Stephens Dr. Pinholster, Jo j t
fact that she has resided in Starke back "on the road" and it was serious condition. (June 2, 1911) Kelly and Lloyd Johns. (1899) I

more years than any other living during his travels that he met M ... i iI
person. someone who told him there wasa

Now approaching her 83rd birth- good opening at Starke for a HOLLYWOOD NEVER PRODUCED a more beautiful or graceful
Mrs. Matthews has spent all 4 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 1
day, r 4 i i store. quintet than tab group of Grecian goddesses who took part in a r
but five of those years right hereIn I Mr. Witkovski here in suit the taste. !
came lady's He got
tableau at school entertainment in Starke
a high just after the turn
Starke. ; '1877 1 and established his business $7.50 for the
ptjI job. of the century. From left to right they are: Miss! Eva Truby, Miss
She arrived in 1878 with her ,before sending for his family. "You could buy anything
Ga. you Dora Wainwright, Miss Ruby Brownlee, Miss :Murla Weeks, and Miss 1 1I
parents from Milledgeville, :, 111 never forget that Christmas wanted in my father's store," says
Enina Johns. We don't know what they were to, but
Her father, Louis Witkovskl was Day when we first arrived In Mrs. Matthews. "We sold dry ap they certainly -
born In Poland, where his parentswere tarke," says Mrs. Matthews. gOOds on one side and grocerieson made a pretty picture doing it.

well-to-do merchants. At "The town wasn't much in those the other. He even kept hard-
the age of 13 he decided to leave days only a dozen or so houses ware and furniture, and bought
home and "seek his fortune" in lustered around the railroad track. cotton and oranges from the farm- dresses all had leg o' mutton was dotted with groves until the
America. Landing broke In New I My mother often said that she ers for resale. sleeves, so we had to wear capes I Big Freeze came along.
York City, he soon learned three. cried for a year after we moved When the Witkovskis first cameo instead of coats because the coats 'It's wonderful the way food is
word of English "Want to here. Starke there was not even a wouldn't fit over those huge sold now," she says. "We used to I
?" and went from house to sleeves." buy our butter and lard in big
buy -
I "We children didn't cry, but we public so Mrs. Matthews
I It wasn't until after 1900 that tubs, and rheese
house selling knicknacks.He laterbecame attended our in large
were scared half to death, Mrs. several private schools
salesman and II Starke began getting sidewalks round cakes.
a traveling Matthews recalls. "Starke was a that ladies of the town conductedIn
at 21 owned his own store. I Ida W. Matthews rough, frontier-type town In those their homes. Several years and lighting. There were telephones -: Like most of their neighbors in
After the Civil War, in which his I days, and every night my mother later the leading citizens got together but no sewers or plumbinguntil ', that era, the Matthews family To The Bradford County Telegraph
left arm was shot off at the socket married Mary Greene Daniel, who would pull down the shades and bought stock, and startedthe years later. used a horse and buggy for trans
while serving with the Confederate II I lived on a large plantation at we'd hide under the bed at the old Starke Male &; Female "I remember the excitement portation. "We kept our horseat
army, Witkovski opened a store Bethany. They soon moved to slightest noise. There was a gangof Institute, the first public schoolIt when one of our neighbors in- one of the several livery stables FROMEDWARDS
near Louisville, Ga. He met and I Milledgeville, and it was there that rowdies who would ride their wasn't graded, as schools are stalled the first bathtub in town,' in town," Mrs. Matthews recalls.

horses into town almost every I i today, and there were only threeor Mrs. Matthews says. "My girls "It was a Kentucky bred animal
night, firing their pistols and four teachers, but Mrs. Mat- thought it was great fun to go and could really step. But even
over and play in the tub at that it would GROCERYAnd
together. take about 55
waring people half to death; Just thews remembers they were givena
HAPPY BIRTHDAY The great number of minutes to drive
prepared out to Kingsley
like those Wild West movies. thorough indoctrination of Latin,
foods now on the market is Lake over the "
To make matters worse, Mr. algebra, history, and geography, a rough sand roads. MARKETGet
never-ending source of And what does
amaze- Mrs. Matthews
Witkowskl, the new merchant, IS well as the proverbial three
I ment to Mrs. Matthews, who remembers think of Starke after living in the
had found out that a new business
R's.Matches when housewives had to same town for 76
wasn't exactly welcome in the in those days, came In years?
struggling young town. The few round boxes, about two and a half bake all their own bread, pies "I think it's a pretty good placeto Your Extra Copies of The BigAnnlt'ersary
and cakes, and grow most of their live," she says. "I frequentlyvisit
stores already here had things Inches long, and Mrs. Matthews
vegetables in their own gardens.Of my daughter in Orlando, but Issue At Our StoreAn
x much their own way, selling a box recalls that the children would
course, oranges were plentiful after a couple of weeks Tm always
of matches for a dime and othei save orange seeds in these con-
as the area in and around Starke ready to come back home."
things in proportion. Mr. Witkov tainers until they were full, and
ski set out to bring the same then sell them to Dr. J. L. Gaskins, i:_
1'IrlCf'I to Starke that were In ef- local physician, who resold them
75th sect in other places. His matches 'n the era when everyone was trying -
"old for a nickel. One morning to start an orange grove. The
he found a sign hanging on his boys also found the little boxes
1oor telling him to leave Starke useful for keeping their "sawyers"in

i Didn't nr suffer leave the, and consequences.his competitors He Mrs.for fishing.Matthews' father took an Industry Our Grandfathers Never Thought Of

YJ aYM OkNM'I!' retaliated by buying the property active interest in civic affairs and
where he rented his store, and served as Mayor of Starke as wellas
. forcing him out. County Commissioner. He campaigned -
"My father then rented a shed vigorously throughout .,.
room to store his merchandiseand the county on behalf of Starke in
To le TELEGRAPH built his own store, a frame I I the courthouse election of 1887.
structure where Priest's now "The only time I ever saw my
stands" Mrs. Matthews recalls. :father lose his dignity was after
/j' "Later he constructed a large the word came that Starke had
brick building, considered very fine won that election," Mrs. Matthews
From for its day, on the present location says. "He got out in the middleof
1SOLI of Barksdale's." the street, threw his hat up in iii
I Mrs. Matthews likes to tell about the air and shouted Hooray
I I her father who, despite the loss Hooray!"
of his left arm. could do everything The early death of her father
for himself except cut his 'eft her mother with five childrento
fingernails. "One day. a lady support, so Mrs. Matthews quit
T. C. Hazen Jr. came into the store to buy a hat." school at 16 and went to work as
she recalls. "In those days, all bookkeeper for N. J. Jones, an
hats were trimmed to .order while early Starke merchant. She later
Supplier Sinclair Products
he customer waited. The millinerwas spent one year in Jacksonville
out at the time, so my father with the Clark & Loftin furniture
Phone 124 Starke, Fla. had someone thread the needle store; but didn't like the city and I r.

fOr him and trimmed the hat to rame back to work for her former

When Mr. Jones purchased a
typewriter in 1892 it was con-
GREETINGS I from PARK-of-the-PALMS sidered big enough news to ratea
special item in The Telegraph
Mrs. Matthews also came in fora
bit of publicity in that she was
Central Florida's said to be the only person in
--". : '": ';'c' Christian Conference Starke who "could operate a type-
at that time.
:_ ;=: : Center "What we called 'typing' then
wouldn't be considered very good '

.:. today," she modestly declares
when confronted with the old clip-
ping describing her accomplish- r'f

ment.When she returned to Starke f.1 (

,- Nationally Known she soon learned that a new editor

.' ... and publisher had taken chargeof
:. ', : Speakers
t1". . ; :' -j" :' The Bradford County Telegraph -
-', r'i
a-' .... .1 i"1- ',. .\ i\t..f -,>r...,_:..' then housed in quartersover
; ::.u ',. !.
"-----. r : --: :. : the Jones' store. One day as
she was standing in front of the
Building, Gene Matthews, the
.: -
t..I Excellent young editor: came downstairs and
Accommodations Mr. Jones introduced them. After I
i brief courtship they were mar-
r ried in 1895.

After their marriage they went As important as the pine tree was to those first settlers in this part of
fo live in a two story house on
West Madison Street and it
Dining Room was there that their three rhil- Florida there was one use for it that they never dreamed would becomea

iren were born. While Mr. Matthews -
was away serving In the major industry in the South. That was its use in pulp and paper mills -
1911 Legislature and Mrs. Mat-

*hews and the children were visit- in hundreds of products: from paperboard boxes to newsprint like that
Choice Home :ng in Pensacola, the house left
Gordon J., Purdy, Director, Displays Portrait of Dr sn charge of a relative, burned. /
Geo. F Tibbitts, Founder of Park-of-the-Palms. SitesihItk Everything was destroyed and used in this 75th Anniversary Issue of The Bradford County Telegraph.

there was very little insurance.
"Sometimes I wonder how our
children ever lived to grow up."
Mrs. Matthews says with a laugh.
"In those days we didn't think of

V living them bananas and vegetables Today, the pulp and paper mills provide one of the major payrolls in the
as mothers do now. We
fed them mostly on malted milk.
My children were pretty good size South not only for the men and women actually employed in the mill

before they were even given oatmeal -
r grits Or soft eggs. but for thousands of others in counties like Bradford where the major
"There was no dairy in town

until my oldest girl was about source of'supply for the mills is found. Nature, with man's help, is continuing -
grown We used to get milk froma
u neighbor's cow until we boughtour
r own. When the dairy finally to grow new and larger crops of trees. ,You can do your part

did come, milk was 10 cents and
Y buttermilk five cents a quart. I to insure the future of this industry in your area by cooperating with
: Eggs were 10 cents a dozen, frying .

chickens were a quarter, and hens fire prevention measures.

S5 cents each. A string of nice

Office Building Park-of-thePalms mullet cost a quarter.
Mrs. Matthews recalls there were
only dirt streets, board sidewalks,

FOR WINTER SEASON ATPARKofthePALMS she was married. The women all

wore bustle-back long dresses and


around the hem to keep the mud .

off their skirts. "I used to roll I III I

the baby carriage with one hand BEACH, FLORIDA II
On Lake Brooklyn Keystone Heights Fla and hold up my skirt with the I

other," Mrs. Matthews said 'The I
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THE SMALL FARMER ly been agricultural from its very larger and larger, until today there f
beginning. The first settlers in are only 663 farms in the count)

",-.-.', this area were Indians who mi- with an average size of more than
\f.;:' grated southward from Georgiaand 100 acres. I fj
Alabama. To begin with they 3f course, in 1910 Bradford j
were basically hunters and fisher- : County contained the area of both ,
men, but a few settlements were I the present Bradford and Union j

built up around forts of logs, and counties, but even before the county I

I y lr I such crops as corn, pumpkins, and division in 1921 there was a vr'I_ I

,beans were planted before the marked reiuction in farms. The I !I
; I white men arrived. 1920 census showed 1,082 farms in f
IS HE A VICTIM When the Spaniards began their the county a net loss of more ,!I
f I explorations, they brought cattle, than 500> in a ten-year period. _
of our Changing Economy? ,sugar cane, and orange trees. Much of this sudden drop-was due IA-t-4 4jic I

w re rn ,Some of the Indian tribes in and to the exit of cotton as a cash 1 yF II
around Bradford County began crop and the availability of war I
I raising cattle on the native grasses. work during World War L
The Indians practiced communal The number of farms in the _
farming in which the total area county has dropped gradually from

= :. planted in crops or left for cattle 941 in 1930; 901 in 1910; 763 in i
and hunting land was held in common 1950; to the present 663 total

by all members of the tribe. Meanwhile, the average size of _

.. This practice was not followedby farms in the county has increased ,
the vintage 1910)
first white families that
from 54.1 acres in 1910; 58.4 acres
r.r moved into this demonstrated above by Hugh L. (left) and J. Milton Brownie on
area. They resorted in 1920; 60.7 acres in 1930; 629 expansion programs are currently I
to individual family farms acres in 1940; 105 4 acres in 1950; planned at hoth the Starke market the latter's farm west of Starke. The Brownlees, twin brothers, moved
and claims. to probably a much larger figure and the Brooker Market, making to Starke In the 1880's with their parents from 1is81s ppl. The U-
The early settlers looked with them more desirable for growers time horse-drawn hay baler sown here would not be considered

favor on the saw mill as it was now.This increase in the average size and buyers. exactly "modern" today. The Brownlees were prominently ident'fied

much easier to clear the land following !- of farms has been especially noticed Though prices for corn were low with Bradford County agriculture for many years as growers and
the cutting of large trees since World War II. Someof last season, many growers made I dealers.
bv the timber companies. In those the factors bringing about this expenses on it by feeding it toy I
days of plenty, the timber opera- change are increased holdings b hogs and selling the pork, Judd
fAn tors made no attempt at replant- landowners, use of farm machinery said. He added that soy beans
in? but merely moved on to some and the large number pf acres may soon be another commercial :
previously uncut forest when they and farms used in pastures for and feed crop that will help the
hart worked an area out.
beef cattle. small farmer get more revenue
The pressure of the settlers and
Another significant developmentalong and production out of his land.
old Chamber of Commerce!I JIM STRICKLAND OF CLAY HILL typifies a type of farmer whose fhe destroying game forced the this line has been the pur- But even taking the most opti
slogan once proclaimed "Brad ranks are growing thinner small with Indians to migrate to the west mistic
every !"ear. Working acreage chase of large tracts of land by point of view, the future
ford County, where soil rewards outmoded tools, they find it difficult to compete with the highly and south central portions of pulp, paper and chemical companies of the small farmer seems obscured
toil mechanized big-scale operators of today. It ls hoped that the "little Florida. The building' of the railroad with headquarters outsideof in doubt during this period w

Soil has always rewarded toil farmer" will find some new crop or some new plan that will enable onened the wav for the transportation the county. Change in ownership of changing methods and economy

f in Bradford County, and still does him to stay in business for he is an important part of the American populous of farm orodirts to more, '; pot underway in 1933 when With even a casual study of census
today, but no longer Is the coun- scene, and Bradford County would never be the same without him. to areas and settlers began I Container Corporation of America figures the question is bound to
ty's economy entirely dependenton migrate into Florida in great purchased the Empire Lumber Co arise if the small farmers are I

the soil as it was in the old ='.........-.__,-......-..._ ... Af.we.rriaMMYl9lCfRAE6iL __1>...... _- holdings. having it so good, why do they I MODERN FARMING TODAY Is completely mechanized. The old
days when cotton was king of the ____ Since that time Container Corp continue to leave their farms in'' work horse and mule are almost things of the past. But the question

cash crops, and merchants "carried" : has gained control of 27.471 acres increasing numbers to seek a live- is, can the "little farmer" with small acreage afford the high
farmers from one cotton !fn the county. Other large holdIngs lihood in industry and business cost of mechanization?
harvest to another. are Rayonier, Inc., 16,438 The conclusion is reached that

Indeed, the Increase in indus- acres; St. Mary's Kraft Co., 8.954 in this mechanized age the cards
trial payrolls in this community in acres; and Canal Timber Corp., are definitely stacked in favor ot .two million dollars annually to has come through the Big! Freeze
recent years and the continuing 5613 acres. These four concernswn the large operator. The big-scale ,help take up the slack. When a the boll weevil scourge, depres-
decline in the number of farms 4. 41 per cent of the land in farmer can stand to take a lower I.farmer can no longer make a go sions, droughts, floods, low yields,
I and full-time farmers in the county -I he county suitable for commerci price for his produce and yet showa .1 of it on the farm, he can finu low prices, and other catastrophes
has caused some observers to I forest profit per acre. He is also in ,work within commuting distance before. He has somehow managedto
wonder If the day of the "small The Florida State Farm owns a better position to obtain what and so remain in the community. remain the backbone of Bradford -

farmer" in this area is rapidly 10.831 acres in the county. Com- seasonal labor there !is available That's a help. County for many years, and

drawing to a close. I pined! the State Farm and the Furthermore, he cah weather one So don't count the small farmer we hope will be for many years
You can find plenty of peopleto 17 imber i companies control 69,307f or two bad years in order to make out of the picture yet. He has more.
argue each side of this question > Bradford County's 191,360 acres, a "killing" during a good season. been with us a long time and, ana As history has shown, farmingin
at the drop of a hat Those who I ir 36 per cent. Much of the other The small farmer needs a good probably will be around for a long Bradford County is subject to
take a dim view of the situation 'and is owned by big land owners price for at least one crop every time yet. Although two consecu- sudden and drastic change. Perhaps
maintain that the small farmer vith 1,000 acres or more, so the 'year if he Is to keep his head above tive years of low prices have new developments in the next
can't make the grade today in I o1 farmer finds himself squeezed in- water. lowered his morale, it should be year five years or even
from The larger landowner remembered that the little farmer tenvill bring new hope for
the face of stiff competition o certain small areas of the can also
highly mechanized, large-scale I county. turn to such expensive practicesas has survived dark days before. He the small farmer.

operations. The little farmer can't Since cattle grazing or the grow- improved pasture irrigation i
afford to pay the present wage I 1 ng of timber will support less more readily than the small farmer. -
scale for labor, and his small I than one-fourth of the people that The rising price of !land will AGAIN IT IS this meeting:

acreage doesn't Justify investing I SCENES LIKE THIS WERE COMMON in Bradford !intensive cultivation of such cropsas soon take it entirely out of the CHAIRMAN TODD The bill of G. W. Clyatt for cutting .
thousands of dollars to mechanizehis County until fruits and vegetables will reach of the small farmer, and the timber at Olustee bridge was
operation as the "big boys" do. aerials sprouting from the farm around 1915 when the boil weevil Invaded Florida and wiped out the another basic trend becomes evident timber companies and large land- The new board of county com- reduced from $3.50 to 2.75.
They see the little farmer caughtIn home roof "It takes money to I Sea Inland cotton .industry in this area. Local merchants "carried"the ; in Bradford County agricul owners will vie for any and all missioners was organized Tuesday The bond of W. W. Sapp as in-
a squeeze between rising costs buy those things," they say. "The families of cotton growers from harvest to harvest, rendering I ture. acreage that is up for sale. morning by the re-election of Dr. spector of marks and brands for

and uncertain prices for his pro- farmer must be getting along all I a statement for their year's purchases only after they'd sold their I Fifty years ago a well-to-do In the face of these factors it Is E. A. Todd to the chairmanshipof district No. 6 was approved and
ducts. They point to the ever- right or he couldn't afford such cotton. farm boy, upon getting married, I encouraging to know that Bradford the board. This makes the filed.The
Increasing number of small farm- luxuries." took his bride to his father's farm County's economy is now nicely seventh time the honor has been salary of the Jailor was

ers who are forced to supplementtheir To settle this point, it would jobs in the nearby city. If last 'i numbers during the latter part of home and was given a team of balanced with industry. Whereas conferred upon the doctor, which raised from $15 to $20 per month.
farm Income by working for have to be shown how many TV season's prices and productionare the 19th century. mules and 40 acres of land and the failure of a strawberry crop very strongly demonstrates that Attending the meeting beside
wages In nearby towns and cities. sets and how many new automo- any criteria, it is hard to These new farmers found that told to start out for himself. Today 15 or 2,0 years ago meant "slim he wears it with credit, and it is chairman Todd were Commi5>sion-
On the other side of the fence biles were bought with actual re- imagine that many new cars or Sea Island cotton was the most the son or grandson of this pickings" for merchants, as wellas a high compliment to his useful- ers R. W. Cameron, R. G. Ware
are those who say the picture isn'r ceipts from products grown on the TV sets were purchased from cash profitable crop that could be raisedin same young man may be found in farmers, the county now has ness as a member of the board. J. B. Crews, and W. W. Tumlia.
nearly as black as painted. They farm, and how many were made strictly earned from the corn fieldor this area. A few years later a factory or office Job in Starkeor industrial payrolls in' excess of Other matters attended to at (1899)
point to the nice cars in farm possible by supplemental incomesthe the strawberry patch. they began to experiment with some nearby city. If he carrieson
garages and to the television "farmers" had earned from Bradford County has traditional- the orange, found it did well here, a farming operation at all, it

and large groves soon began to dot i.q__ _incidental un 'u'___ to his outside work. -
the .
The land today no longer sup-
But the Big Freeze in the winterof ports the large families that first
f 1894-95 spelled doom for the tilled it. Even though Bradfordis I
orange in this area, and farmers rural its
still classified as .. 5 T
I fell back on cotton, and a new OPA1
, actual farm population dropped OJ\O
LESS THAN crop, strawberries, as their cash- from 70.4 per cent in 1940 to 33.7
THREE YEARS AGO nroducers. In 1905 Bradford per cent in 1950. Farm populationin

I County (which then includea ] the nation as a whole is 13.5
I(Union) harvested 14632 acres of per cent of the total inhabitants.As 1I
cotton, producing 4,774 bales. more and more farmers move

The boll weevil knocked cotton into the towns and cities, it means o
OUR BANKING INSTITUTION out around 1915 and farmers then that fewer and fewer will have

relied almost solely on straw- the Job of supplying commercialfarm

OPENED ITS FACILITIES TO THE PUBLIC berries as their cash crop for products. This increased
many years. It has only been in demand is now being met by im-

comparatively recent years that proved farm practices rather than

vegetable crops, such as sweet by putting more land into farming.
corn bell pepper, peas, and beans County Agent G. T. Huggins
We are happy to say that the facilities and sen ices we have been shipped in ouantity from I feels that agriculture is definitely GULF LIFE is as much a part of Florida's progress and prosperity a
this county. In the old days they entering the era of scientific farm-
offer received immediate acceptance on the part of the were raised mainly for home con- ing. Farmers are finding it harder Sunshine, Surf, Oranges, and Sports. The Company was founded in 1911

public, and our bank enjoyed a substantial growth right sumption.In the. last few years straw- using and :harder the old to methods.make a living by a tiny enterprise that put service to its policyholders above all else.

from the start. berries have dropped from the This is particularly true In the Today it is the largest Florida-owned Insurance Company, with more than
No. 1 soot as a revenue producer ,matter of beef cattle raising. The
in Bradford County to fourth or 'county agent's annual report for 1,700 employees. It has more than $735,000,000 insurance in force, and
fifth place, '1938 showed that Bradford County
tobacco being outclassed by every holder of a Gulf policy will be interested to know that seventyfourcents
corn pepper, and Irish had 280 acres of permanent pasture -
Our rapid expansion has already made potatoes. Unless a new and 35 acres in clover. Pas- of dollar behind
our present quarters strain is every your Gulf policy is invested in the South
developed that will increase straw- ture land was chiefly devoted to

berry yield, it looks as if the deal carpet grass.!
inadequate and we are happy to announce that plans are now here will continue to decline in Now the county has 12,000 acres

Importance.With In permanent pasture and over .
6,000 acres !In clover. Carpet grass i
being formulated for the future of strawberries
construction of our new banking doubtful; the corn, pepper, and has a beef gain of 75 pounds per ,
potato acre per year, if well fertilized.
home in Keystone labor conditions uncertain; and The annual beef gain for most im- We are proud to be your local representatives of GULF LIFE becausewe
heights When
this is completed we will being what they
In are Bradford; what is the future of farming proved acre and grasses well is fertilized 225 pounds Pangolahas per know that .ur company is helping to build our community as well as
be in an even better position to offer you the services and ple are beginning to wonder.Many peo been known to have an annual the rest .f Florida. We appreciate being allowed to serve you in the
Some beef gain of up to 450 pounds.
vation Is say in the only hope of sal A clover-grass combination wili past. It is always a pleasure to discuss your insurance needs with you
' facilities you expect in a modern bank. diversified type 01 yield about 600-700 pounds of
'r __ headed by timber ana and render whatever service we can.
beef gain acre
I livestock. But success in per per year.
, of these two categories Is either Thus, a farmer who is 15 years
ent depend behind In scientific practices win
on large land
the holdings and find his cattle gaining 75 pounds
farmer finds it
impossible virtually while those of his neighbor, on
to buy more land today improved pasture will gain 700 In
1/ We invite year account and are sure that you will be i.. of the due to the fact that so much same period. The Inefficient fanner W. H. GILLIS SuperintendentL.

lighted with county's acreage is owned will find it hard to stand
0 I our friendly courteous and up
{ sympathetic or leased .
by large
companies under each competition. C. SMITH H. B. YARBROUGH W. D. HODGE
I service. Oars is operating paper or
home-owned mills.
a bank, run for the convenience As the While Indications seem far from
county'8 !
1 and benefit of "home folks" and those in the phasis has shifted from one major em- bright for small farmers using"unscientific" Agents
methods there
to are ;
I crop another several I _
BurroundiBg area. still some factors in his favor.
I have .
developed that P. O. BOX 308 STARKE
may shed light FLA.
on the M. R. Judd, manager of the Starke
1 farming picture
of the Market out that
future. Farmers points :
Some of these
as trends are farmers are "making money" Just
much as 50
others' years old. and I.holding onto their land under pres-
are still in their
The infancy. ent economic conditions. Thus the ,
perhaps most farm they paid J3.500 for, might

dinln slznificant! ? number trend of In farms the e'erdt'1 end the 1 bring $15,000 on today's market GULF LIFE INSURANCE CO.A
KEYSTONE For those who want to carryon
STATE BANK ever-Increaainsr size' of farms in I a part-time operation, there .
county. In 1910 when cotton outside to be
I I are plenty of Jobs
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS FLA. was still undisputed! king of thecounty's ]dad! in expanded constructionwork
agriculture the census recorded in this area. With the cash SOUTHERN INSTITUTION SINCE 1911
1.587 farms In Bradford I obtained[ in this way, they can
! Member Federal Deposits Insurance Corporation with an average size of 54.1 acres. j finance heavy plantings next
Since that time the number of !spring. Judd said that the Starke
I farms has been getting smaller |1 1I i Farmer's[ Market had Its best year

If f and mailer, and their acreage I ji I j financially last spring, and that .


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Times :- : ; ", ;j; ;. : IB:a :, Women Lead The Parade .. I IA

A philosopher once said, "The more things change, the more they are !
the same." The meaning of this quotation seems more obscure than ever
when we view the changes in modes and manners portrayed on these two
pages all taking place within the past three-quarters of a century. T
These changes startling as they may seem, are nothing as compared with t
those we may expect in the next three-quarters of a century standing,
as we are on the threshold of the atomic age. No wonder we would like .
to accept Jack Nease's invitation (see story on page one, this section)
and stick around to see what happens.

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From Ox Cart To 'Tin Lizzie' :i. ,

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b I DECADE LATER some of the frills were !
ALL FRILLS and furbelows of the Gay in favor of a more tailored took. Two :- t ,
displayed above by the Jones Girls, outfits of 1910 vintage are modelled by Mrs. t ,-
Laura (now Mrs. \V. M. Bryant and Wall (left) and Mrs. J. M. Mitchell, who of how the ladies
Tison). Huge hats, encircled with fetchingly at the old watering trough that smart 1910 look
I and captivating bows under the stood on Call Street in front of the in this old ad of
chin highlights of their outfits. I
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popular Model 919

EXCITED holding up long-
TLERS came to Bradford Countyin I Mr. A. M. Blanchard and a gang (1892)V .
ox carts like above. These i of helpers are busy this week movTuesday morning [
crude vehicles continued In limiteduse I ing the old school building to make No. 2, northbound, had y
until after 1900. Seated in 4 i room for the new building on the cars loaded with very ; _
middle of cart (just for picture :old site. The old building will be logs. All the wood
purposes) is! Mrs. A. L. Von Kim, I placed on the park where it will ent wondered what
wife of an early Starke merchant ad'f I be used for a town hall and other they could be and a chip
ud mayor. Count Von Kim, (he purposes. of them was passed il
was of German nobility) is standIng !it examination. 17-
Mr. C. H. Churchill came over
at right. Women in sun-
from Jacksonville Tuesday and Frank Moore and
bonnets and cart owner are un- -
: :i 'spent the day with his father, Mr.thought the wood
identified. Frame building in Samuel Churchill, the occasion be- poplar, but were
background is earliest studio of ing his 91st birthday. Mrs. William others who said it was (1892)M. 0 0 *
the Hoover Brothers, located Thede, Rev. Olin Boggess and else. Mr. Truby said .r
where office of Starke TelephoneCo. Mr Geo: L. Futch also spent part Shipman said 0
L* today. of the day and ate dinner with Hoffman said beech,
t r said chestnut.
b Rev.
) 4'L the old gentleman. Mr. Churchill
LATER CAME THE HORSE- r has been a resident here about 25 it was mahogany but
DRAWN HACKS Hug-Me-Tights, yt { .4 ,years. Although old in years and float in water and was ,
color, his theory was
and other smart rigs of the era. Y aw somewhat deaf, his eyesight is
Outfit pictured at right was owned : ,good, and is able to read the Bible The reporter then Tin 1954 LOOK is trim, sleek
by John Uglow, standing withhtrse. I daily, without spectacles', and can Agent Griffin and, and streamlined. Gone are all
,. hitch a team of mules and do =
In driver's seat is! Mrs up through waybills, unnecessary frills. The modem
in I the work of an average man ot nounced the log miss must GO-GO-GO and can't
Urlow. Daughter Carrie sits Z. ...__ ..._...----""' -..- 40 years. ((1914)SPLINTERY from Grandin to afford to be weighted down
back, while daughter Grace stands
(June 3, 1910) : DARBY :Sl
with all the clothes
the grandmother
beside. The shiny hack, complete with fringe on top was RIDE .., '
who advertised wore. Multiple petti-
the work of Arthur Moltt early carriage-maker NOTICE
that he could make anything from a baby buggy to the ,-. .. .....1.. George Gardiner had an STYLES of the coats and getting into and out
most stylish phaeton. .w involuntary toboggan ride off the If you are due were often appeal- of an automobile umpteen timesa
'" roof of Mrs. M. Edwards' house subscription to the be said for those day just wouldn't mix. Yew
I in this .
THE TIN LIZZIE ERA came along about 1920 and is exemplified on Tuesday morning. He says will take oats, corn, as typified indeed today's mink stole
ad by Darby's Store. and grandmother's crocheted
by sport model shown at right, piloted by Ellery M. Davis, ; next time he mounts a high slippery toes, chickens, eggs or
the "dark age" shawl have very little in com-
with his fiancee Inez Anderson and the Misses! Louise and Minnie roof he will take a parachute else you want to turn fashions. mon.

Bessent as gleeful passengers. Automobiles were still rare I along. (1892) allow full market price.
enough to be "big news" in 1911. On May 12 of that year The I
a3 txaCy
Telegraph recorded: "H. 0. Richard is the latest to join the v I

ranks of the automoblllsts In Starke. lie is now the owner of a
fine Bulck. The same Issue chronicled the sad demise of

"Major", a faithful dog belonging to Judge W. F. Malphurs, j

who "became victim of modern ways the other day. lie got a Buy The hest \

in front of an automobile and had his life crushed out. Major : .

was probably the first victim of the auto age in Starke. :44w W
< Ww

I HONK! HONK! Old City Ordinance Would Create Bedlam If TodayBack

in 1914 if you were lucky lawful to drive a "motor car" at |tinue to be sounded until the a motion picture or "opera" '
enough to own one of those new- a rate of speed exceeding 10 miles street crossing is reached. would be performed on Sun- Southern MaidPAPER
fangled "horseless carriages" you per hour within the town of Starke, I It's easy to imagine the and any person injuring any
sure had to let folks know you' and furthermore: that would result if such an
in the streets or
were coming PO they'd have plentyof "All motor cars shall be provided nance were enforced today! tree public
time to get their horses out of with an alarm or signal The old ordinance book also of the town by himself
the way. horn and such horn shall be sounded veals that back in 1914 the children or any horse or mule
According to a City ordinance at least 50 feet from each street Marshal received a salary of cow of his, shall be liable! to
book published in 1911 it was un crossing and the same shall con. per month, it was unlawful to
pay a fine of $25. PRODUCTS
i. I -, Life was also no bed of roses
for "common pipers and fiddlers" I

who, together with rogues and
vagabonds idle and dissolute per-

sons who go about begging, per-
sons using juggling or unlawful *

games, or plays stubborn children,
gyp? runaways, common drunkards,

,'ommon night-walkers, pilferers,
lewd wanton and lacivious personsin

speech or behavior, common MADE IN THE SOUTH
i railers and brawlers, persons who

F F'f 1F neglect their calling or employ-

ment, misspend what they can USED EVERYWHEREQUALITY
earn, and do not provide for the

a,. support of their families, were all
subject to a fine of $50 or 60 days
'r S
+ T YRS1'4ti m jail or both in the discretion cf

._: ;. the Mayor.

Old Time Hotels Yield f SUPERB

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To Modern Motor CourtsIn I

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the da"Shen trains provided the chief Save Southern Maid Coupons For Valuable Prizes \

means of transportation, Starke hotels. prospered \II\

Pictured above is the old Commercial, facing the
railroad tracks In what is now the N'asworthy block.

Note old-time "hack", just pulling off with a partyof
"drummers" or strawberry bujers. Photo at jt
right shows the front "veranda" of another ancient
hostelry "The Starke. house" now the Starke

Hotel. Prom left to right in photo are: Jim Ritch.

Theodore Tison, SalUe Tbon (who then ran the

/I hold), Bill TUon, Mrs. Haislop, Mr. Haislop Jim

Haislop (young boy), and an unidentified salesman : ; SOUTHERN I INDUSTRIES I COMPANYDRAWER

at rear. Note ancient street lamp in foreground. i e y .

Nowadays, due to ever-increasing auto travel, hotelsare II I
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on the decline while motels are thrhing. 1

Starke today Is widely known for its fine tourist v s t tal ,
accommodations. For photos of the city's modern #s4 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
motels, see page eight of this section.:

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Interest Changes Too \ I Ii I-
Sports i


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MOST MEN like to think of themselves o e

as immune to changes in v )

r'- stiles, but photos in this group

ti rwi.Z4 ( prove that the men folks, like :
members of the fairer sex, have

JI tr # 4 Wji' Ij0 adopted a "new look" during thepast a. i
A. ii
half century. Though their i it
clothes have changed far less than f t
women's their taste in other it I

things, such as haircuts and mustaches '
i show a marked difference.t : HLL,1F' iI t

left are two good examples of 4
the long-hair styles of 50 years

ago, modelled by Frank Hoover I

Cl (top) and Oscar Andreu (below).

At right, barber Bob Morgan is

seen putting the finishing touches on a 1954 !

I THOSE SUGAR BOJLINGSARE crew cut for Earl Alvarez, descendant of a
w.FOOTBALL K GREAT FUN family that moved to Starke in the 1870's.

that men's hair styles change
Morgan says
Tuesday night a large party of
young and old folks wended their with the years just like everything else. "I

i, way out to Mr. Rising's beautiful give ten crew cuts now to every one I gave
place for the purpose of "sweetening just! a few years ago," he sajs. He thinks "

GETS THE PLAY TODAYNO -- I' up." I the close-cropped 5t)Ie gained popularity dur- t *
Several of the ladies went in the ing World War II when service men found J ._
w ., .q ar afternoon and were treated to juice, their G. I. haircuts cool and comfortable. Aft- H .I
LONGER DOES BASEBALL pack 'em in like it did when above .... .. <,
ansr sugar and "lick-um" The rest er returning to civilian life they shed their :.,,,
taken at the old baseball park in East Starke in thef'lU'ly ", "
was after
picture rime dark and found the uniforms, but kept their short hair. :C ..L_ _',':
1900's. Today, peak interest of local sports fans has shifted to place lit up by bonfires and the
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high school football symbolized! by Jimmy Weldon (right) memlxr d is huge packing house cleared for : "" = '
of the 1934 Tornado squad. The covered grandstand, pictured above, ,,1/lnl'lDg and a big fire in the chim- '! _> "

)1-.* long since gone, and weeds grow high on the old baseball diamond. nee.They I I
Time was, hOf'VI"rhf'n no Fourth of July was complete without a stayed until it was nearly I _
rousing baseball game, and Starke used to boast some crack teams 'k morning, then took their depar-
Identified In above group are Arthur Murrhee (stout fellow in black t ture, wishing these kind people all .
sorts of good luck and to John 1.P pw
hat, third from left, standing); George Livingston and Will Wall tar'-' _
;i good wife.A I
(fifth and sixth from left, standing); Archibald John (kneeling few accidents occurred. Mr.

front center) ; and A. V. (Gus) Long, on Johns' left. N. W. Hackett ran over a pine tree I j I

bout half a mile from town, broke :
his buggy and all had to walk f
I i home. One young lady got hei < _
CHRISTMAS TREE mouth sealed with syrup so shy j way, "
AT SPARKMAVS HALL I could not talk for five minutes, 1 ." ",.}: ... '
The and she came near .,.,., .
having lock-
The Union Sunday School from jaw. One young gentleman S
got .
Tree, exhibited at Mr. some of
Christmas the stickiest kisses he ,"
Sparkman's Hall on ChristmasEve ever had.Sugar. :T '

was the handsomest thing of I boilings) are certainly good aS
I fun. (Dec. 5, 1890)BRADFORD
the kind we have ever seen. It know I I

contained over 300 presents, some At I X
of which were of much value. father BIG SUCCESS r rv
There were present some 78 city, I I tar ,
scholars, none of whom receivedless I ''I The Bradford County Fair was
than two presents, some as united j I I one of the greatest successes ever I
I The I made of any gathering in
high as seven and eight. Bradford I
selection of presents and their I County. The exhibits were i
. artistic arrangement on the tree The far beyond expectations. The best '
showed plainly the good taste and those farm display was made by O. L. MASCULINE PULCHRITUDE of the 1890's is displayed above by
handiwork of fair woman, and did I Mizell, county demonstration Sam Crews (left) and an unidentified young blade from the files of : _
credit to all concerned.The one. I agent, and is an illustration of Hoover Bros. Studio. An item in the April 9, 1887 issue of The Tele-

Telegraph came in for a The the good of systematic and scientific graph described Mr. Crews as being "as handsome a man as can be

magnificently wrought Cigar case, I farming. found within the limits of our town." Furthermore, it added; "The Y
filled with delightful Havanas. sesses I Senator Crews was very busy young ladies say he is too sweet for anything. Mr. Sweat thinks he

The fair donor, whoever she may circulating a list for singers to is a daisy. He sa without Sam he would have to close up shop."
be, may rest assured that the sex I form sociation a Bradford County Fair As- Long hair, mustaches, and high collars were trade marks of the young THE 1954 MODEL MALE, as typified by Sara Ren-
and with
present is highly appreciated, not (1893)I I the fair is to be held agreement that men about town of that era. When World War I style of clipping the froe (above), scion of a pioneer Bradford County
in Lake
only for its exquisite beauty and fitted ler every from hair all around, except the top, first started an indignant editor of family, has a more streamlined look than his 1890
its valuable contents, but for the good ( ) is: believed that there now will on.be no It the day denounced 'the "new-fangled he haircuts" that "make you forerunner. Gone are the mustache and high col-

kind consideration which promptedher objection to the fair being held in look like Chief Rain-in-the-Face or Billy-Dirty-Shirt started in to lar, and the flowing locks have given way to a neat

in making the is gift.her Advocate.The From now. i Lake Butler every year as it is scalp you and was called! away before he finished the Job. crew cut. Ties have hit a happy medium between
on the Telegraph the most central big bow at left and shoe string in center.
and accessible
Hall was crowded to its __,_.. ,_ &L _
pumi m me county and is sur-
utmost capacity and still a great in rounded by the very best agricul- the flames with red and OPERA
many could not find seats or room tween tural section in the state. tonight (Friday) The program The program will be rendered by
flags but to no purpose. When
to stand in. Altogether,. it was last Col. T. G. Futch deserves !consists of an olio of songs, quar- the best available local talent, assisted -
special they reached the Call street cross- evening of rare enjoymentand tets
and duets, the
certainly a grand affair, and its other laughing suc- C. W. Spicher. ((1897))
the praise for his ceaseless work dur ing the car was stopped and they pleasure is promised out citizens cess, "Down on the Farm" and the by
first to ,
management, from ing the fair.Among jumped to the ground with such at
was such as to give entire satis- those receiving prizesin speed as they were capable of, the Armory Opera House screaming absurdity, "Oklahoma".
faction and delight to a'.. ((1879) the various contests was Miss Mona while the wood work of the car
ball Alderman, Jl, for best hand writ- urned up as if nothing had happened. .
MAN CHASES GOAT posed ing. (1913)A A can full of gasoline had been

waS standing near a fast revolving
Saturday a young man Jess ;
FLAMING CIHRIOT wheel and it was conjectured that
seen frantically pursuing a goat Powell ;
along Madison Street. The goat, stop; ; :Monday afternoon RoadmasterS. the wheel had rubbed against the CONGRATULATIONSTO

when caught, was made to disgorge Wall, ; A. Bryan boarded his railway can and that friction had producedheat
a blue piece of calico, in 'base; motor car and rode gracefully to .sufficient to set the gasolineafire. : I

which was tied up two cents, to be field; ; the southward. He was accom- TUB
used for the purchase of a stamp panied by his colored assistant.The .
for letter to the I CLAY lULL"EWS
young man's I The captain was ma hurry to
best girl. The goat had pulled it for all reach Hampton before the arrival Mr. George E. Wilkinson gave a
out of his pocket ((1892) I road. ( ) there of No. 4. But, lo, when *he fodder pulling Wednesday. Hope BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

reached the latitude of the ice you got lots pulled, but look out,
factory the car became envelopedin Mr. Wilkinson, for the thundershowers

Houses Get Smaller, Lose Their flames. The occupants thrashed ((1914)COCRTULTOUI ON, ITS75th

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." It's 75th Anniversary
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Church Street i
Across from City Light Plant SIGHS ;

Your Business Appreciated I



Bradford County Telegraph I SATURDAY
__ On Your 75th Birthday ,

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.' ;?:: Bigger And Better This Year Than Ever Before

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TIlE NEW LOOK in housing Is

strikingly illustrated by pictures ,
above and at right. Top photo is. t' *

the fine old home of Simon J. '"
Temple, pioneer lumberman who : '
built it near his mill just north of f
Starke in the 1880's. Constructedof hitt.- '> ---

heart pine lumber, all inside '
woodwork was of rurley pine, and .. ;. k PRIEST'Ssc

every room had a fireplace. The "i'... 11
cupola, or "widow's walk," atop !
house was trademark of many

Urge homes of that ,. .. .. .
era. In seaport
towns wives were said to I n;
use ...t. ... .. ,.-. ....
these as lookout '. ... M1
posts to watchfor t< .," 'c ;- I
return of their husband's ship.In > ':'::.. -"-,.'. -- --.','-,- _" ,I FROM II I
an inland town like Starke ,
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probably more ornamentalthan the just-completed homes in Pine- tuaDy all new houses are construct.I THE PARK THEATRE STREET CLYDE PRIEST

useful. Trees In yards werea haven Subdivision, Marke new I ed of cement block. Gone !
is I :: '
part of Mr. Temple's fine orange housing development. Because of second story and the cupola; addd "The Home of Good Entertainment" STARKE, FLORIDA ; 'J ;,. MANAGER
grO\e. Lower photo shows one of the high cost of good lumber, \ir- \,' b a carport. .

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CITY ISSUES SCRIPT the company and i well suit for divorce Notice Of Eminent Domala Proceed-I centerline being described a follows thence North 8 degrees. 4? min.. Jacksonville: Florida
has been filed against la the having a radius of 190.99 feet run
you lags i I
: 47 East feet thence
LIGHTS versed in military matters will ; Joseph Moseley
FOR ELECTRIC see 190194 ,
above named Court and and E' thence Southwesterly West and
cause W THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY Commencing on the Eat line cf North 89 mln.. 09 sec. Route .
mae a first-rate commander of you are required to serve a copy of OF THE STATE OF !![Section 23, Township 5 South, Range East 913.16 feet to Intersect thecenterline IH.JacksonvUe Northwesterly along said curve
Tha town council met regular your answer or pleading to the complaint FLORIDA 22 East trough a total central angle of
i E after Captain Wall's | at a point 556 1 feet North- I of Alton Road; Con- Sr. .
Company on the Plaintiffs Attorney TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN !erly from the Southeast corner of tai.iing .30 acre, more or less, exclusive Bryant 90 degrees, 19 min., a distance of
session Monday night. Present, resignation takes effect. (1911)) T. Frank Landrum, Starke, AND to all persons and i j jsaid Section 23, run thence North I of the existing road right 8245 Beach Bld 301.06 feet to the end of said curve

OhairmanTruby, Mesers Hackett, Florida. parties having or claiming any i j 171 degrees 39 mm., 29 fee. West I''of, way. Jacksn\'ie. run thence North 0 degrees, 26 min,
and file the original In the office 'right title, interest, estate. mort- 562.68 feet to the Point of Beginning |IS OWNED BY: Hercules Powder Brant. 47 sec. West 809.82 feet to the end
Mdeo Morgn ad Hcks."e of the Cle.-k. of the Circuit Court on gage or other lien to or on those 1 of Ditch Centerline, run thence.Company, a corporation. S245 Peach Florida, of said survey line, containing
comtte electric lights NOTICE OX INTENTION TO or before the 22 day of November, _certain parcels of land situate In ,North 19 degrees, 55 min., 31 sec. i SRD No. 18 Right Of Way I Jacksonvie 2.703 acres more or less.
reported the of a commun- REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME 954; otherwise the allegations of i I Bradford County, Florida and here- East 217.0 feet, run thence North That part of: 2532 Pappas. IS OWNED BY: Fred Mason and
receipt Notice is hereby given that the said Complaint will be taken as and the following 18 59 mln wife Clara B. Mason.
described degrees, 31 sec. East 473 North 70 yards of 140 j(
ication from W. O. Tison offering undersigned under the provisions of confessed by you. t persons mater together with all unknown feet to the end of said Ditch yards of NEVi of NW'Est Section -IJacksonvie. Florida SUPJECT TO' Mortgage to Florida

to carry worth of script at Chapter 20.953 Laws of Florida. This notice .hal be oubllshed once Arsons claiming by. through or under -'Containing 0092 acres more or less. 32, Township South. I Path LForge. Bank at Starke, a Florida Banking-
$1,0 Acts of 1941, will register with the each week four consecutive known persons who are dead, or 'IS OWNED BY: Albert Smith and Range 22 East Forbe Street Corporation.
10 per cent per annum. Clerk of the Circuit Court In and weeks In the Bradford County Telegraph who are not known to be dead or I Eula Belle Smith and the unknown lying within 40 feet of the survey Arlene Jacksonville W. SRI io. 11 Right Of Way

motion of Mr. Hackett the for Bradford County, State of Florida alive: heirs, devisees, grantees lienors, line of State Road S-iOO-A, Section 2515 LForge That part of a parcel of land described -
O receipt of proof of publication this 20 day of October 1954. 'and other Street aa:
upon Defendants: creditor claimants by, 2357, said survey line being described Jack '
following resolution was adopted: of this notice the fictitious (OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby W. H. Eddy, through, under or against Bill Jenkins as follows: EVgin on the on\.le.. Florida. Beginning at the NB corner otNWH

Resolved, That there be issued name of Dixie Motor Court & Restaurant Clerk of the Circuit Court Route 1. Box 62-A deceased. West line of Section 32, Township 1495 E. River Hills Circle.JacksonviE. of NEVi of Section 12,
under which we are engagedIn E Marian 1 Crosby Deputy Clerk Gainesville, Florida TAKE NOTICE That a Declaration 6 South Range 22 East at a point Florida Township 8 South Range 22
to W. O. Tlson one script of J500 business at Temple Ave. (U. S. 10/22 4 11 J. W. Eddy, whose residence and address of Taking has been filed in the 155.2 feet South of Northwest corner Covington East and run East 1312 feet,

payable one year after date, ana 301) Starke. Fla. That the partiesInterested is unknown above styled cause, by the petition of Section 32, said point beingon 1495 River Hills Circle thence South 165 feet thence
in said business are: I* Cl Court. BrUee Coaaty, J. J. Smith, whose residence and address er, the acquiring authority of these the arc of a curve concave to E West 1312 feet thence 363 feet
one script of {500 payable two ,Newell B. Zepp and Eleana M. Sepp '. Cbs.". Is unknown proceedings, of the taking of the the Southeasterly having a radius i JscksonTie. Florida Prevatt, South, thence West 1040 feet,

yean after date, each bearing interest Temple Ave.. Starke Fla. Dated Donald B. Lane Plaintiff vs. Bar- Elizabeth residence above described lands for the purpose of 109.3 feet; thence from a tan- (Iwalr| Brte Street thence South ITS fet, thence
this 5th day of November A.D., 1954, bra V. Lane, Defendant. and address Is unknownN. set forth petition In bering of North 63 dt-grees. Jacksonville! Florida West 280 feet, thence South 15S
from date at the rate of at Starke, Bradford County Florida. Casa No. 10-735. L. Knight this cauee via: right of way, drainage 20 min., 22 eee East run North-. I{Fred feet thence West 158 feet

10 cent per annum, interest 11/5 t 11/28 Order O Publication And Xotlrc !. Starke Florida borrew pits. borrow pit easter'y along said curve througha I Route Masn, to State Road No. 100 right of
p Apu. | State Ot Florida Toi Town Finance Company. drains and haul roaae. for a portionof central angle of 25 degree 28 mm., 1 Starke, Florida way thence North along State
payable seml-annually in advance. NOTICI TO APPEABla Darbra V. Lane whose residence Gainesville. Florid State Roads Noa. 2%and B-m in 25 eee. a distance of 804.43 feet to Clara B. Mason, Road right of wiy 860 feet, thence

Said script t be Iue to W. O. Bra fr4 ea.t,. Is: 800 50th St. Capitol. Ole Mae Wilams. a minor Bradford County Fa. and that one the end of said cure; thence North Route 1, East 2178 feet to point of beginning
Florida la Heights Maryland. ef the Judges of in .
i Cf. Cour 88 degrees, 48 -nin.. 47 M East Starke, Florida
T for a loan { .0 forte Alice vs. Alfred Yon are required to appear on Osc.LeRoy Williams, a minor, the Eighth Judicial Circit of 10.9 feet; thence North degrees Florida Bank at Starke a corporaIon. lying each side of and within 40 feet
purpose of providing a system Grant Karnes, Defendant Nov. 29. 1954 in the above nimed Lawtey. Florida Florida will on the 8th day of No- .. 09 sec. East 913.16 feet to of the survey line of State Road

electric for the town or Ca 1-5 Court and cause, wherein plaintiff Doris Wiiams a minor, vember, A.D., 1954 at 10:00: o'clock Intersect the centerline of Alton Starke, Florida S-18, Section 2861-175, Bald survey
0 lights Notice T. AppearTo seeks 'Iorce Lwtey, Florida In the forenoon thereof in Circuit Road; Containing .07 acre more or William L. Reynolds, line being described aa follows:
SUrke. i : Alfred Grant Krnes whose Coqnty Telegraph shall Clemantne Williams, a minor, Court Chambers In Bradford County less exclusive of the existing road 1 Keystone Heights, Florida Beginning on the East line of said
In theinterest residence and Rute 3, Brtor Order In next four Court House at Starke, Florida, right of way. Section 13 at a point 1042.2 feet
T. A. Knight was present Crab Orchard Kentucky.You Lwter. minor. consider said Declaration of Taking ROe S Reynolds Southerly from the Northeast
weekly Issue*. Bele Wiiams. a IS OWNED BY: An undivided one- Florida__ corner -
of the Law a Ordei are hereby notified that a Wlae6 my hand and official sal I Lawtey. appoint appraisers and male hal Interest Is owned by Nora, John- jf-Hammond,- ot sale > ecuon i., run thence

Club and asked that the Sunday suit for at ., Florida, this Z October, I Rudolph Wiiam a minor, such order as the Court a widow 237 W. 127th Street Route I. South 89 degrees, 14 min, 13 sec
Divorce and restoration of form 1954. Lawtey, proper. All parties to the suit and Apartment 13-C. New York Starke, Florida West 648.62 feet to the beginning
ere b revised and made er name __ Albert Smith. all parties Interested may apperand New York; and the unknown heirs, Ruth V. Hammond of a curve concave to the North
I (OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A Darby Lawtey, Florida be heard at the time and place grantees. devises and other claim Route 1.Starkt east having a radius of 190.99 feet,
and enforced.Capt .
operative strictly in the
has been filed against you Aa Clerk of Court.
thence West
ran Sonthwestly, and
Eula Belle Smith, designated. ants by, through, under or against Florida
J. N. Jones was above named Court and cause and By Marian L. Crosby Deputy Clerk Lawtey. Florida You. and each of you, are here Handy Brymer. deceased. (Petitioner Northwesterly along said curve
elete ,
you are required to serve a copy of Chaa. R. Hess. 204 Guaranty Life heirs devisees grant commanded to by filing through a total central angle of
night marshal vice W. The unknown by appear having acquired the other one-half Route 1, Box 64-A.
Agin your answer or pleading ta the complaint Bldg., Jacksonville, Florida. 90 19 mln
ees. creditors and other clai an answer to the petition hereto- Interest). Starke Florida degrees, a distance of
(May 7, 1897)) on the Plaintiffs Attorney Attys. for Plf. 10/29 4 1/1 lenors, under or againstRi fore filed In this cause In the entitled Mil) No. 1- Right Of Way Martha, Johnson 301.06 feet to the end of said curve,
T. Frank Landrum, Starke. Florida 29th thence North 0 26 min.
Jenkins, deceased. Court on or before the That part : Route 1, Box 64-A, run degrees
NOTICE T APPEAR Williams, a minor, day of November, 1954, to show NEI of NWVi, except the East Starke, Florida 47 sec. West 809.82 feet to the and
LADIES .U AT WORK and file the original In the office of !. Cral Br.dforl e.at". Lawtey, Florida what right title, interest, or liens yards of the North 70 yardsof Edward Westland of said survey line.
the Clerk of the Circuit Court on I t Otto Williams, a minor you. of you. have In and to Section 32, Township 6 South Residence and address unknown Containing 0.151 acres more or legs.
The newly organized School and or before the ( day of December Lyliane Schulman Lampert, Plaintiff Lawtey, Florida any of the above described lands Range 22 East Container Corporation of America, ALSO
1954; otherwise the allegations of vs. Samuel R Lampert. Defendant. SECTION 2S50-1I5 ST\T ROAD and show cause why the same lying within 40 feet of the survey a corporation. That part of:

Tow Improvement Association, said Complaint will be taken as Case No. 1079otl.e SBR.nFORn TY should not be taken for the uses ;line of State Road S-100-A, Section Fernandma Beach, Florida Beginning at the NB corner of

formerly the Mother's Club, h confessed by you To: Samuel To Appears R. Lampert. whose SRD No 3 Right of Way and purposes set forth In the petition 2857, paid survey line being described I NAVV4 of NEVi of Section 12,
This notice shall be published That part of: filed herein. as follows: Begin on the SECTION 2S63-175 TVTE ROAD Township S South, Range 2!
residence and address Is 7 Foul-
already begun activities. The first once each week for four consecutive den Road Stoke : Lon (a) SWft of SEU of Section 29, WITNESS my hand and this seal West line of Section 32, Township :o. S-1S BRADFORD COUNTY East and run East 1312 feet,

t be done was to some money. weeks In the Bradford County don N 16,, England.You Newlngton. Township 7 South. Range 21 of said Court on this %27th day of 6 South. Range 22 East at a point I Mil No. :- Right Of Way thence South 165 feet thence
ge Telegraph. East, October. A.D., S54. 155.2 feet South of Northwest cor- That part of: West 1312 feet, thence 363 feet
and arrangements to that end are hereby notified nat a (b) NWft of NE of Section 32, SEAL Charles A. Darby ner of Section 32. said point being I SV4 of SEVi of Section 1, Township South, thence West 1040 feet,
Dated of November suit for )
this 3 day OFFICIAL .
were made wit the Hopson The 1954. Divorce and restoration of maiden Township 7 South Range 21East Clerk of Circuit Court of Brad- on the arc of a curve concave to the i 8 South Range 23 EastEXCEPT thence South 176 feet thence
Southeasterly having a radius ff'' West 280 feet, thence South 156
ate people, and last Friday even (OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby name LESS and EXCEPT South 175 ford County. Florida Attorney 1S09.34 feet, thence from a tangent 1(1 Commence at a permanent ref- feet, thence West 85.8 feet teState
eight Starke ladies noted Clerk of the Circuit Court has been filed against you In the yards (525 feet) of East 175 Hollis V. Knight, bearing of North 63 degrees, 20 erence mounment located at the Road No. 100 right of way

By Marian 1 Crosby. Deputy Clerk above named Court and cause and yards (525 feet) thereof, Starke, Florida. 10/29 t 1/1 mln., 22 sec. East run Northeasterlyalong SW corner of SEH! of Section 1. thence North along the State
tei fine voices, sang at the 11/5 4 11/26 you are required to serve a copy of lying each side of and within 40 said curve through a central Township 8 South. Range 2! Kant Road right of way 360 feet.
between your answer or pleading to th<- feet of the survey line of State Road_ \In The Circuit Court of The EIgbt1 angle of 25 degrees, 2S min., 25 sec Bradford County Florida and run thence East 2178 feet to point

presentaton.Te NOTICE TO APPEAR complaint on Frank the Plaintff.Atorney ;-225, Section 2859, said survey line Judicial Circuit Of Florida In And a distance of S04.43 feet to the end thence Ealt along the Section I of beginning, -

customary admision fee ten ]la Circuit Court, Bradford County T. Lndrum, I oeing described as follows: For Bradford CoaDt1 Law No. of said curve, thence North 88 degrees line a distance of 2071 feet to a j 1 lying each side of and within 49
cents has been Increased fifteen Florida lu Cbaneery. (la) Beginning on the North line of t402i. 48 min., 47 sec. East 1901.94 concrete monument thence run I reel of the survey line of State
\ Joy Curtiss Armstrong. Plaintiff, I and file the original In the officeof Section 3!, Township 7 South Range BRADFORD COUNTY FLORIDA feet; thence North 89 degrees 52 North 13 degrees 15 minutes I Road S-18, Section 2863-175, said
cents, the extra charge goingto : William P. Armstrong. Defendant I the Clerk of the Circuit Court on :.tl East at a point 1618.2 feet Westerly a political subdivision of the min., 09 sec. East 913.16 feet to East a distance of 110 feet to a, I survey line being described as follows -
the association.The I VB Case No. 10-736 or before the 29 day of November, from the Northeast corner of State of Florida intersect the centerline of Alton point for the POINT OF BEGIN I :
1954 otherwise the allegation of Petitioner
; said Section 32. run thence South Road; containing .45 acre more or NING. From the of
To Appear point begin- Beginning on the West line of NEVi
said will be taken
ladies who sang were Mes- ott whose Complaint as :12 degrees. 45 mln., 67 sec. West vs. less, exclusive of the existing! : road ning thus established run thence I of Section 12, Township 8 South.
To: William P. Armstrong. confessed by you. 645.77 feet to the beginning of a RANDALL CHITTY. et aI, right of way. South 85 15 minutes East
de J. E. Futch, U. G. Turner, residence and address Is: 6908 Se- This shall be published Defendants. degrees Range 22 East at a point 40 feet
notc. curve concave to the Northwest having IS OWNED BY: Enrdina Leonard, a distance of 303.1 feet to a point Southerly from the Northwest corner -
and A. Z. Adkins and Misses Lois minole Avenue Jacksonville Flor- once for four consecutive OF RULE NISI
a radius of 1909.86 feet, run NOTICE Louisa Johnson, unknown thence run North 1 degree ( of SEVi of said Section 12, run
weeks in the Bradford County Telegraph DOMAIN
and Louise Peek and Susie Darby, ida.You thence Southwesterly along said NOTICE OF EMINENT heirs. grantees devisee and other minutes East a thence North 89 degrees, 19 min,
are hereby notified that a I curve through a total central angleof PROCEEDING: claimants by, through, under or feet to a concrete monument 47 sec. West 101096 feet to the
Louise Bessent and Anna Canova. suit for Dated this 27 day of October, 1954. 6 degrees, 41 min. a distance of IN TIlE SAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY against Nickalas McFashion, de- thence run Nortn 78 degrees. 39 centerline of present State Road
Divorce custody control andsupport (OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby end of said curve, OF THE STATE OF ceased.
g13) Clerk of the Circuit four 222.78 feet to minutes West a distance of 308.5 109 at a point on the survey Una
( of minor child Marian run thence South 19 degrees, 26 mln. I FLORIDA SlID No. 10 Right Of Way feet to a point, thence run South of State Road S-18 designated as
has been filed against you In the By 1 Crosby, Deputy Clerk 57 sec. West 270.52 feet more or less TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN That part of: 13 degrees 50 minutes West a Station 9 plus 95.42, return thence

KNOCKED THE TRACK above named Court and cause and 10/29 4 1/1 to the THREAD of the SANTA FE and to all persons and parties West 165 feet of NW>4 of NE i distance of 110 feet to the pointof to the POINT OF PEGINNING of

OF you are required to serve a copy of RIVER (South line of EadfordCounty having or claiming any right of Section 32, Township 6 South. beginning AND said survey line of State Road S-
[your answer or pleading to the North line of title, interest estate mortgage or Range 22 East Commence ref- 18 and run North 89 degrees, 26 mtn.
(2) at a permanent
Last Saturday a wild engine Circuit Court Bradford County.t'I.ridas those certain
; other lien to or on
comslaint on Plaintffs I. Chancery. County), andb lying within 40 feet of the survey erance monument loated at the 13 sec. East 2943.43 feet, to a point
wu passing south Just ahead of 1 I Attorney Jr., Dorothy Ella Walker, Plaintiff. T*. ( ) Beginning on the South line parcels of land situate In Bradford described line of State Road S-100-A. Section SW corner of SEVi of Section 1, on said survey line designated as
the train in charge of 608 Florida Title Building, Jacksonville Claude W. Walker. of Section 29, Township 7 South, County Florida and hereinafter -I' 2557, aid survey line being described Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Station 40 plus 49.80, continue thence
passenger Florida.and Defendant. Range 21 East at a point 1618.2 and the following persons as follows: Begin on the Bradford County Florida and run North 89 degrees, 26 min., 13 sec.
engineer Will Boone, ran into Mrs. file the original In the office I Votlce To Appear Cae 10-5 feet Westerly from the Southeast together with all unknown persons West line of Section 32, Township thence East along the Section East 100 feet for purpose of refrence -

Breeze and elderly lady and quite of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on To: Claude W. Walker, whose corner of said Section 29, run thence claiming known by through who are or dead under or 6 South, Range 22 East at a point line between ttionl 1 and 12 a return thence to said Point
or before the North 12 degrees 45 min., 57 sec. persons
155.2 feet South of Northwest cor- distance of feet to a concrete designated as survey line Station
residence and address Is Unknown
deaf. She was walking on the 29 day of November 1954; You hereby notTfled: tbar a East 669.54 feet to the beginningof who are not known to be dead or ner of Section 32, said point beingon monument thence run 40 plus 49.80 and run North 12 degrees -

track towards home. Boone blew otherwise the allegations of said suit ar a curve concave to the Northwest alive. the arc of a curve concave to North 13 degrees 15 minutes 34 mm., 13 sec. East 40.26
Complaint will be taken as confessed Divorce. custody and control of having a radius of 3437.75 feet, run Randall Chitty, the Southeasterly having a radiusof East a distance of 550 feet, feet to the North line of said Sec
the whistle and reversed the engine by jou. minor child thence Northeasterly along said Starke, FloridaIra 1809.3 feet; thence from a tan- thence run North. 29 degrees tion 12 at a point 437.98 feet Easterly

but to no avail. The lady This notice shall be published has been filed against you in h, curve through a total central angleof W. Andreu, a widower of North 63 degrees, minute East a distance of 4. from the Northeast corner of
I once each week for four consecutive above named Court and e tnd 1 degrees. 28 mm. a distance of Bradford County, Florida 20 min., 22 sec. East run North- feet thence run North 35 degree said Section 12.

was struck by the steam chest weeks in the Bradford County Telegraph -!you are required to serve tau a copy of feet to the end of said curve.t"tln Clarence Andreu Florida easterly along said curve through 0 minutes East a distance of 80 Containing 5.682 acres more or less.
and thrown feet in the your answer or pleading tr the thence North 01 degrees, 17 County, a central angle of 25 degrees 23 feet to a point for the PONT IS OWNED BY: William L. Reynolds
severa this 26 day of October 1954. complaint he Plal itlffs min., 57 sec East 1305.26 feet,' run Gwendolyn Andreu min., 25 fee. a distance of 804.43feet OF BEGINNING. From and wife Rose S. Reynolds
&and landed 'In the ditch besidete (OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby' Attorney 01 T. Frank Landrum,, I thence North 0 degrees 01 min., 31 Escambia County Florida to the end of said curve thence of beginning thus established SUBJECT TO: Agreement held by

track. The old lady was, Clark of the Circuit Court Starke Florida, sec. East 1.93 feet to the North line Cortez A. DeBerry North 88 degrees 48 min., 47 sec. continue North 35 degrees '0 John E. Hammond and wife Ruth
By Marian 1 Crosby, Deputy Clerk and fie the original In the office 01: of SE% of Section 29. Township 7 'Kscambia County Florida East 1901.94 feet; thence North 89 minutes East a distance of 80 V. Hammond.

tenderly lifted and carried Ito 10/29 4 11/1" the ( rk of the Circuit I Pour' nn South. Range 21 East at a point Finly DeBerry degrees 52 min., 09 sec. East 91.1 feet, thence run South 77 degrees SItU xo. 13
Escambia Florida Right Of Way
Mrs. Sparkman's house. Dr. Powell, or before the 6 day of Dee., 1954; 1291.8 feet Westerly from the North- feet to intersect the 30 minutes East a distanceof That part of
la County Judge's Court, la and east corner of SEVi! of said Section Grace A. Sorensen Alton Road .06 :
fe otherwise the allegations of salO ; containing acre, 302.5 feet thence run South
summoned made Florida NWVi of NWVi of Section 12
who was a Bradford County "Florida Complaint will be taken as confessed 29, Escambia County, more or less, exclusive of the exist- 31 degrees 0 minutes West a 8 ,
thorough examination and re- la Probate.IN by you Containing 0.721 acres more or less John A. Sorensen Ing road right of way. distance of 90 feet thence run East Township South Range 22
of Kscambla County, Florida
ESTATE S. L. Thla notice shall b* put>llshe< excusive of existing road right North 75 30 minutes
Jocnson and
that no great was t Hercules Powder Company a corporation : each
lying aide of
damage and within 4*
pte CREWS. also known STAFFORD once each week for four consecutive wife Louisa Johnson. West a distance of 304.5 feet to
the bruises a IS BY: W. II. Eddy and J. feet of the survey line of Stat
dne although were L. CREWS, Deceased. weeks in the Bradford County Telegraph OWED Delaware MID No. Drainage Easement the point of beginning
W. Wilmington, : Road S-18. Section 2863, said survey -
lying each side of and within 40
Ditch ( Station
severe. ((1891) AH creditors of the estate of S. Dated this 3 day of November,, sun \o. 17 RlRbt of WayA Everdinar Leonard. Right EBt feet of the survey line of State line being described as follows-:
1954. parcel of land in SW 4 of $E1 Bradford County, Florida PID 8 Road Section %2863 said Commencing on the West line of
L., also known as Stafford L. Crews. That of survey
part : S-1
deceased, are hereby notified and OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby of Section 29, Township 7 Louisa Johnson, line described ax follows: Section 12, Township 8 South, Rang
RICE M READY lequlred to file any claims or demands Clerk of the Circuit Court Range 21 East described by Pradford County, Florida SWVi of NEVi! of rection 31, Beginning on the South line of said 22 East at a point 1529.17 feet
which they may have against By Marian 1 Crosby, Deputy Clerk metes and bounds as fellows: The unknown heirs, grantees devisees Township 6 South Range 2% Section 1 at a point 437.98 feet Southerly from the Northwest corner
Neal Bros farm 11/5 4t 11/2 Commencing on the South line of and other claimants by. East. Westerly from the Southeast of said Section 12, run thence
The rice mill the said estate in the office of the cornerof
County Judge of Bradford County. _____ said Section 29 at a point 1613.2 feet through. under or against Nlckalas lying within 15 feet each side of a said Section 1, run thence North North 32 degrees, 09 mln.. 18 sec.

will be operated Thursday, Nov. In the Courthouse at Starke, NOTICE TO APPLR Westerly from the Southeast cor- McFashion, deceased ditch centerline describe as follows 12 degrees 34 minutes 13 seconds East 7595 feet to the POINT OF

6. for the last time this season. Florida, within eight (2) calendar f C"al Court Brtlord Couaty, ner of said Section 29, run thence David Johnson, : Commence line East 558.36 feet, run thence North BEGINNING of survey line of said
months from the date of the first I la Caaarcrr. ,North 12 degrees, 45 mln., 57 sec. Bradford County FloridaB. of the said SWVi! of NEVi at a point 29 dpgr.ees, 27 mln.. 13 ec. East tate Road S-18, run thence North
Persons who have rice to be publication of this Notice. Each Lawrence Henry Dallas. Plaintiff,, 'East 410.93 feet run thence South C. Holtzendorf. 1079.1 feet East of Northwest cor- 258.25 feet, run thmte North S3 degrees 88 I degrees, 16 mln., 18 sec. East

cleaned should govern themselves claim or demand must be In writing vs. Patricia Gallas, Defendant. 77 degrees. 14 mln., 03 sec. East 40 Starke. Florida ner .f said SW' of NEVi and run 33 mln. 43 ec. East 1743.16' feet to a point on the centerline -
and must state the place of reel Case No. 10-75 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Ethel Holtzendorf. thence degrees, 44 mln. feet to the Cant line of said 31.9 of present State Road 190,
accordingly. (Oct. 31, 1913)) and post office address of the %'otlre To Appear.To of the parcel of land hereinafter described Starke. FloridaB. 47 sec. West 272.9 feet to PINT 1 at a point 373.SS feet Soutbe-ly Containing 3.201 acres more or less
dente thence North 12 C. Holtzendorf, Jr., OF PEGINNINO of said exclusive of road of
claimant and must be sworn to by : Patricia Gala. whose residence run degrees, from the Northeast corner of SEVi right way for
the claimant. his agent, or his attorney and : Kingston: 45 min. 57 se< East 100 feet run Starke. Florida terllne; thence run South 43 de- of SE% of said Section I, continue reposed State Road 100.
BROOM CORNIN or it will become void according Avenue Chicago 17, Illinois thence South 77 degrees 14 mln., 03 I Nora Jones gross 15 min., 13 sec. East 68.8 thence for purpose of refere_ice Is OWNED BY: J. V. Johnson and
OLD BRADFORDAnother to law. You are hereby notified that a sec. East 20 feet, run thence South 237 W. 127th Street. Apt. 13-C, feet; thence South 7 degrees 35 North S3 degrees, mln., 43 tec. wife Martha Johnson.
suit for 12 degrees, 45 mln., 57 sec. West New York City. New York min., 13 eec. East 447.8 feet; thence East 16 72 feet, 3 th nl'e North Sun No. 14 Right Of Way
for This the 20 day of October. A.D., Divorce 100 feet run thence North 77 degrees The unknown her grantees, devisee South 33 degrees, 49 min., 13 see 17 degrees, 56 mln., 43 sfc. East 200 That part of:
source of revenue 1954.Signed & been filed against yon In the 14 min., 03 sec. West 20 feetto and claimants by, East 103.4 feet; thence South 59 degrees feet, containing 1.966 acres, more NEVi of NWVt! of Section 12.
Bradford County has been discovered ) Murlle M. Crews.Administratrix above named Court and cause and the Point of Beginning through, under or against Handy 66 mm., 13 sec. East 290 feetto or less- ALSO Towns}Ip 8 South, Rang 22
of the Estate of you are required to serve a cpyf Containing 0_046 acres more or less. Brymer deceased the end of said ditch centerline; East West of State Road 28.
and another industry has S. L. Crews also known as your answer or pleading to the IS OWNED BY: W. H. Eddy and J.W. SECTION SS57-178 STATE RO\D containing .59 acre, more or less. A parcel of land described as: (now State Road 100)
been born within our borders that Stafford L. Crews, Deceased. complaint on the Plaintiff'sAttorneys Eddy.SFCI". >O. S-100-A BRADFORD COUNTY IS OWNED BY: B. C. Holtzendor Peglnning at the intersection of the
First publication on October 29. !54. Dandelake Dawson and wife Ethel Holtzendorf West right of way line of State lying eacif side of ana within 40
promises much for the future. Mr. 10/29 & 2S11-163 STATE ROD Road S-18, Section 2863-175 as deIKa feet of tj-! survey line of Stat
Claim B. C
4 1/1 Scott, 106_Smith Building, Jackson 10. BRADFORD COUNTY San NO 10 -Rlzht Of Way- SUBJECT. _.TO: by _._".__,_ _"hnv.__._ _a.n/1._ the_. _Smith___n line____ of__ Road Q.lff Santl/tn 99C7 aaM oi.rwAV
John Rigdon of the Water NOTICE VI le, .loriaa. ) No. 1- night of Way That part of: TAKE rluuzenuorI NOTICE Jr. that Declaration !Section 1, Township 8 South. Range ii- being* described as follows'-
and file the In the office a
section has been orlglual That part of of NEW; and W% of NEVi North 12 degrees the West line of *
experimentingwith NOTICE TO APPEAR the Clerk of the Circuit Cburt SW. of Taking has been filed in the 22 East run thence Commencing on
la Circa 'f or A parcel of land described as South of Railroad 34 13 pec. East 70 feet to thebeginning Section .Township 8 South, Rang
Court. Bradford S.A.I
County, E\ styled the rin.
broom corn and has demonstrated or before the follows abov cause, by petitioner,
: Section 31, the 2 2 Eaat *
Florida I. ChaarrrT.Mabel 6 day of December 1954 the acquiring authority of these I of a curve concave to a a point 152937 feet
that it ca be successfully Seed. Plaintff. vs. Milton otherwise tne aiieKmtuin IT; said Commence on the West side of 6 South, Range 22 East. proceedings of the taking of the Northwest having a radius of 100 Southerly from the Northwest corer -

grown in this section and is now Seed. Complaint be taken as confessed Kingsley Lake Road where the I lying within 40 feet of the survey above described lands, for the purpoae feet, run thence Southwesterly along of said Section 12, run thence
Case No. 10-721 by wi. South line of Lt or Mock 35 crosses i line J of State Road S-100-A. Seton set forth In the petition in thla said curve 124_IS feet to the North North 32 degrees. 89 mln. IK sec
enge in manufacturing brooms. Notice To Appears This notice shall b* published and run 200 feet thence run I Y-2S57. said survey line cause viz: right of way. drainage line of said Section 1. run thence East 75.95*f eet to the POINT OF
Mr. Rigdon has nothing To: Milton Seed, whose residenceand nce each week fr four consecu- North 200 feet thence run East to "scribed as follows: Begin on the ditches, borrow pits borrow pit Easterly along the Sotflh line of BEGINNING of survey line of said
present address Is: 1496 Vyse Avenue Ive weeks In the Bradford Count the West side of said Kingsley Lake South line of the said SW% of drains and haul roads for a portionof said Section 1 a distance of 50 feet State Road S-18, run thence North
bt a foot-power machine but he c/o Mattlo Fusco. Near 172nd Street, Telegraph Road thence South along the West ,NEVi at a point 113.5 feet East of State Road No. S-100-A in Brad- more or less to the point of beInnlng. 88 degrees 16 min, 18 sec. East

has awarded to M. D. C. Chase Jr. Bronx. New York. Dated this 3 day of November, side of said Kingsley Lake Road I Southwest corner of SWK of NE14 ford County. Florida and that one containing 950 square feet 743.16 feet to a point on the centerline -
200 feet being In Section 25, Town- and run thence North 20 degrees, more or less. of present State Road 100.
You are hereby notified 1954. of the Judges of the Circuit Court
of this city a contract for theerection suit for that a ,OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. Darby ship 5 South Range 22 East according 16 min.. 47 sec. East 403.6 feet to In the Eighth Judicial Circuit of IS OWNED BY John D. Patterson Contain.ngV.716 acres more or less.

of a broom factory within Divorce, custody. control and Clerk of the Circuit ourt to East side Lawtey Subdivisionas the beg'nnmg of a concaveto I Florida will on the 1st day ofNovember and wife Marie Paterson and exclusive or road right of way of
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page the Southeasterly having a radiusof Singleton McKay \Ife Hazel i-esent! Stc'js Road 100.
support of minor child By Marian Crosby Deputy Clerk A.D. 1954, at 10:00 o'clock
the next two months. (1914)) I 6 Public 1145.92 feet and a total central Is OWNED
11/5 11/26 Records of Bradford in the forenoon thereof In Circuit C. McKay iYMartha: Johnson and
ba been filed against you in the 4 County, angle of 26 degrees, 28 min; thenceNortheasterly title Edward Wetland.
named Court and and Florida Court Chambers in Alachua County SUBJECT TO: Some right, or
cause said
along curve
lying within 50 feet Court House the following defendants SRI) No. 19 Drainage Ditch
NOTICE TO AFPBIRfa at Gainesville, Florida, Interest in or to -
YOU are required to serve a espy of of I 529.33 feet to the end of said curve;
LAKE the line of State Road
Circuit Court. County consider said Declaration of Taking : Andrew J. Johnson Lateral Ditch Left Of Statioa
NAVIGATION COMPANYTo four answe or pleading the Plaintiffs to the Florida In ( ...r Brdlor,. 225, Section 2311 said survey line I thence North 46 degrees. 44 min., appoint appraisers and make such wife Miriam M. Johnson. David B. 105 pIus 90.75
on 47 East 1909.14 feet to the beginning -
Attorney T. Frank Landrum Joyce Anne Sams, Plaintiff, vs. Roscoe btln described as follows: Begin- sec. order as the Court deem proper. Kegley and Marian S. Kegley. his That part of:
to the
Starke, Florida, J. Sams, on the North line of Section of a curve concave All parties to the suit and all parties wife Joseph E. Mosely John Ellis i EV4 of NWV4 of Section 11.
all whom it may concern: Defendant.Case No. 25. Township 5 South Range 22 East Southeasterly having a radius of interested may appear and be heardat Bryant, Sr. and wife Naomi Ruth' Township 5 South, Range 21
It known that we, the and file the original In the office of oae. To Appear.To 10-151 at a point 701.7 fet Easterly from 1809.34 feet; thence Northeasterlyalong the time and place designated. Bryant, Dan Pete Pappas, Ruth La- East
B under the Clerk of the Circuit Court on : Roscoe J. Sams, whose resi the Northwest corner of said Sec- said curve through a cen- You. and each of you, are hereby Forge and Arlene W. LfrForge, lying each side of and within U
have associated ourselves Jr before theU Lion 25. run thence S aigced, and address Is: Unknown degrees commended to by filing an Marcus E. Covington and wife feet of a Lateral Ditch Centerline
day of November, 1954; dente 21 mln.. 29 see. East distance of :35 sec. a distai.ce of 523.99 feet to appear
together an Incorporated com You are hereby notified that a a arswer to the petition heretofore Martha Hall Covington; the exact aid Ditch Centerline being described -
a !otherwise the allegations of said suit for 1445.89 feet to the South line ot the East line of NEVi of NEVi of in this cause In the nature and extent of the right title as follows:
under the act of the Legislature -'Comolaint NW of NW% at a point 1291.0 feet Section 31 at a point 155.2 feet fed entte each
pany, will r* taken as confessd Divorcehas on or before the 23rd and interest of them and o, Commencing the West line of
of the State of approved by you been filed against you to the Easterly from the Southwest core South of Northeast corner of NEVi November, A.D. 1954, to show what them being unknown. I aid Section 11 at a point 1117.11
Ford This notice shall b. ubUae above named Court and cause and ner of the NWVt of NWH of said ,of NE1; containing 1.63 acres moreor right title, interest, or liens yon, Inn No. 4 Right Of Way feet Southerly from the Northwest
August 8th. a .sLob week for four .. you are required to oorvo a copy of Section 25. I| exclusive of the existing of yon have in and to any That part of a parcel of land described corner of said Section II, run
amended by act approved Feb- week. in the Bradford County Tel.. : your answer or pleading to the complaint Containing t.459 acres more or lsl j road right of way. of the above described lands and as hence North 86 degree* ,41 mln..
a graph. on the Plaintiff Attorney IS OWNED BY: J. J. Smith and wife IS OWNED PY: Randal Chitty. show cause why the same should Commence at a permanent reference 00 eec. East 2059.57 feet to the
na 19th. 1874, entitled a act 1 bitted this 1 day of October. 3054. I Lloyd Bass. 102 Clark Building Elizabeth Smith I SRD No. 1- RI.t Way not be taken for the uses and pur- monument the POINT OF BEGINNING Of DITCH
provide for the creation of' (OFFICIAL S&Charles A. Damp Jacksonville. SUBJECT : mortgage held That part of boses set forth In the petition 8W corner of SEK of Section 1, CENTERLDfB. run thence North
t Clek Circuit Cour tad the orI8'D Florid of by N. L. Knight StarkI Florida;, SEVi! of fW" of Section 29, herein. fie Township t South Range 22 03 degrees. 17 mln.. 00 sec. West It
Corporations under the name of By 1 Crosby. Deputy the fie of the orlc ODor .Second mortgage Township Range Z WITNESS my hand and teal of East. Bradford County Floridaand feet, ran thence North II degrees.

Kingsley Lake Navigation Company 10/22 4 11/12 before the 6 Crcui December, nance Company of Gainesville, Flor; Eut aid Court en this 20th day of run thence East &lnl the 20 mln.. 00 see. West 263 feet to the
1154; otherwise the allegation of ida .. _. lylnp 40 feet of the survey October A.D. 1954. line a 07 end of Ditch Centerline
and hereby give notice of NOTICE TO APPEAR .Id (omplalnwi b* taken &. con- i' San J.:- Rip ';Way line of State Road S.IQI.A. Section (OFFICIALSEAL) Charles A.Darby Seton a concrete monument Containing 0.111 acres more 6r less

our intention t operate and mata si Circuit ct Braadford c..t. faH That : ISS7, said survey line being described Clerk of Circuit Court of Bradford thence run North 1 degees exclusive of existing road right of
Floridai f. notice shsJMJ be West one-half (W4) of a follows: Begin on the County Florida ninutes East a 110 way.
its detail pnbl.hf NW'
I a frank Isso. Plaintiff VB Lena Ino. one caca week lo tar c."suUn of S&H of NWH Wes of Section 3 Township Hollis V. Knlghc County Atorney. feet to a point for the PI" Is OWNED BY: Container Corpora
lie Lake Kingaley situated in Defendant No. 10-709 week in the Telegraph. Township 5 South, Range 32 South Range 22 at a point Starke. 10/!, 4 U/ OF P/EGINNING. From pint tion of America, a corporation,
Vott To AppearTo LESS A the 15.2 South of Northwest cor of beginning thus .tabU.he rl TAKE NOTICE That a neclar
cLay County from a point at or East S EPP
: Lena Isso. whose residenceand Date this 10 day of October, 1954. 190 of Section S2 said point being TB Tae Circuit Court Of Tae Btffuta thence South 85 degree lon: of Taking has been filed I"

near Lake View to a point at or address Is: 104-6 4ith Avenue,, ( SEAL) Charles A lying each aide of tee4t 6 on the arc of a curve concave to Judicial Cf1 Of Florida f And utes East a distance of 203.1 feet the: above styled cause, by the pe-

near on the north aide Corona, New Clerk of tb. Drb'l feet of the survey line of the Southeasterly having a radius of Fe, C..t to a point thence run North 1 itloner, the acquiring authority of
Key, You are hereby notified that .. ta.r1a.a L. Crosby, Deputy Clerk Road 225. Section 21 said survey 1109.34 feet; thence from a tangentbearing lw No. S5J2 dege.v minutes East a thee proceedings, of the taking of
o te Lke and btWM such suit for 11/5 4 11/26 line being df8rl follows Beginning of North 63 degrees 20 mln.. BRADFORD Ct- "Y. FRIA. of 90 feet to a concrete the above described land, for the
points aa it b best Divorce I on the South line of NWV4 22 e East run Northeasterly along a political lublvl monument thence run North 78 purpose set forth In the petition
may ou has been filed against you In the CtaI4 Btn4f i of NW>4 of Section 25. Township 6 said curve through a central angleof 1 State of degrees 30 minutes West a dlsUnc in this cause, viz: right of way,
Interest and the Interest of the above named Court and cause and 1 c.t* Chase.ry. .C.-f. South Range 22 East at a point 25 degree. z mln., 2J sec. a Petitioner of 308.5 feet to point drainage ditches borrow pits, tor-

public. you are required to serve a copy of Helen .. Oraff. Plaintiff, vs. fet Easterly from the South distance of 10.4 feet to the end Y. thence run South 13 degree 50 row pit drain and haul roads, for
y Iur answer or pleading to the complaint Allen draff. Defendant Gar 111.0 corner of the NWH of NW>4 of said cne, thenc North 88 degreed J. V. JOHNSON, al. minutes West a distance of 110 a portion of State Road No. S-ll

C L Russell on the Plaintiff Attorney Case No. 10-755 of Section 25, Township 5 South.Rane 48 mln., 47 sec. East 1901.94 1 Defendntl feet to the point of beginning, and 8-235 In Bradford County,
T. R. BrownR. Smul W. Qetten. P. 0 Box, .f Aad 22 East run thence South 24 feet; thence North 89 degrees 5 I JOTC OF RULE lying Southeast of and within 40 Florida, and that one of the Judge
1. Gainenle Florida .Appears..lls. Nan i Puddy and fie originl In the office Gary Itat.Graff P1 residence 1444.98 feet to the South'I Itersect the centerline of Alton Road; Road S-18. Section 2863. said survey Judicial Circuit of Florida will on

Wm. C. Ladd of Clerk 0 the Circuit Courton and address 1s: New {line of SE' of NWH of said Section Containing .45 acre, more or lees, IN THE NAME) AND BY TuB AUTHORITY line being described as: the 1st day of November A.D., 11(4
or before 15 day of November. York. Cnanclug 25 a point 565.2 feet Easterly exclusive of the existing road right OF THE STATE OF Beginning on .he South Sine of said at 10-00 o'clock In the forenoon,

(Apr 10. 1856) 1954; otherwise the aUeeatof You are r to on from the Southwest corner of of way. FLORIDA Section 1 at i point 437.98 fee thereof, in Circuit Court Chamber
of said Complaint will take December 6. ulre the above appear named the SEH of NWH of said Section 25. 13 OWNED BYIra W. Andren. a TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Westerly from 'he Southeast corner In Alachua County Court House at!

confess by you. Court and 15. wherein plaintiff Containing 1.052 acre more or less. widower, Clarence Andreu and wife and to all person aDd of said Section 1, run thence North Gainesville, Florida, consider Mid

IT IS CAPTAIN JONES shal be published peeks divorce and restoration liS OWNED BYOllle: Mae William, Gwendolyn Andreu. Cortex A De- parte having or claiming any 12 degrees. 34 mln., 13 sec East Declaration of Taking appoint
once each week four consecutivethe of former name. minor Oscar Leroy WlHas. a Berry and wife Finly DeBer and title Intre8t "t&te mortgage 558.36 feet run thence North 29 de- rs and make such order apprals -
Clerk of the Circuit Court on miner, Doris Wllllama, Grace A. Sorensen or those greet 27 min.. 13 sec. East 258.2 the Court deems a*
At the meeting of the local military or before the 22 day of November, I BrdIoraounty itlegrapn shall John A. Sorensen heirs of certain len proper. All
publish this Order In next four I Clemantlne Williams. a minor, at law parcel. land situate In feet run thence North 33 degrees, parties to the nit and all
company Monday evening 1154; otherwise the allegations ot weekly Issues. RosU'W1aml* .wiaor, Otto W1U! Amada Andreu d8eued Bradford County Florid and here- 33 mln., 43 sec. East 391.91 feet to Interested may appear and Parties b
a said Complaint will taken as RD Way inafter described and the the East line of said Section 1 at heard *
b hand and official seal Belle o 1 Jl. O followingpersons at the Mm and place
my de.L.l
election of captain took place confessed by I Wltne5 W1laml. That of: point 179.66 feet
you at SUrke Florida, this 4 November a mlBQlvRudolph Williams, .1 par together will all unknown Southerly from nated.
Captain W. L. Wall wishing to resign This notice shall be published 1954. each owning. an undivided one-ninth; of BE. South of 8A persons claiming by through or Northeast corner of SEVi of 8SH of: You and each
one each week for four eonsacutiv Railroad West of under known said Section 1 of you are hereby
(OFFICIAL SEAL) Charles A. interest In said lands (The State .nd person who are dead, containing 0.05 commanded to
a his business eagemet Aeekt In the Bradford County Tele As Clerk of said Darby Court having acquired the one-ninth In Road. In Section 2.. Township or who are not known to b* dead acres more or let*. answer to the appear by flllnr ait

make difficult for graph Marian L. terest of Esther Mae Williams). 6 South Rang 22 East, or aly8 IS OWNED BY: Walter Bruce Pre filed in this petition beetofore
I thU 19 day of Otob.r. 1954. R Coby. Deputy Cl"rCa SUBJECT TO: Mortgage held by N. lying; within 40 fet of the surrey .ohn Patterson, Court cause In the entitled
the position Justice. The choice of (OFFICIAL SEAL) Darby R H M Guarant Life 1 line of State Road S-100-A Seton Keystone Heights Fiends vatt.SRD No. 0 Right Of Way of November on or before the 23rd day

the for CIrl of toe Circuit Court Ed. Jackenlle. JlorMa Knight 2357, said survey line Marie That part of: A.D.. 1954, wh.t right.
new belnl
company captain 11/26 SRD No. 47-R Dralaage DitchLateral title, interest
By Crosby. Dputy At 1/5 4 follows: Begin Keystone Height, 1'lorU or liens you, or
Clu1 Ditch ., & 8 3/4 of NK>4 of NB>4 ef See of have any
Station you !
naturally upon First Lieutenant Lef 27 Went line of Section 32 ? and to
fel Township Singleton E. McKay. any of the
10t tion 12
The Circuit Township 8 South above
a Court Of Tae Eighth plus Part) desy
C. Jones who .0 6 South, Range 22 East at a point Keystone Height, Florid lapdg and show
was Judicial Of Florida la tad I That of: Range 22 East cause why the
CI.1 pat 155.2 feet South of Northwest !Hazel C. same should
corner -
McKay. lyIng each side of and not be
tendered the promotion on a former WOTICE TO AP1AU For West 11 feet of within 40 taken for the uses
Coaatv.Law Te the Eat of Section said point beingon Keystone Heights. Florida and purpoee
feet of the
la Cacti, Bradford Coaaty No. S02I 3. survey line of Stat set forth I
occasion, but at that time preferred .Crful IB Caaueerr.Laura BRADFORD COUNTY feet of the South 100 of The arc of curve concave to Andrew J. Johnson Road S-1S, Section 2363-175, said inrvey the Petition fflj her.-
Block 17. East of Town the Southeasterly having a radius Lake City, Florida in.WITNES3
Elizabeth Cauthen. Plaintiff.vs. a political Rlroa. line being described as follow:
that some one with more the of
Cecil Cauthen DefendantCase State of subivilon o Lawtey. Florida reccrd- of 109.3 feet; thence from a tan Miriam J Johnson Beginning on the East line of said said Court hand and seal
experience should b given the S No. 10-722 Florida ed In Plat Bok I, Public of North 63 degrees, Lake Florid Section 12 at a point 1042.2 feet October, o this 20th day s
records of Bradford 20 mln 22 East David B.
County. ma Northeasterly Kegley.
Southerly from the
Ta Appear.To see Northeast conner CHARLES,
captaincy. time Jones T' A.
T Y. Florida along laid curve througha '4 Saratoga of said Section 1!. run thence South DARBY,
Cecil S. whose ETI.
: Cautben residence H. Clerk
1W. et al. of
accepted and a he i very popuwit and address Ii: Unknown. I Defendants. lying each side of artS within 50 feet central angle of 25 degrees 2S 'Jacksonville, 19 degrees, 14 mln., 13 sec. Wet ford Circuit Court of Bra,!.
lof a Laura Ditch cunterlme. said ., 25 sec. a distance of 814.43 S4S.C2 feet to the beginning of County Florids,
Yur Ilollis
are notified that a NOTICE RULE NISI V.
herb fut to the end of said curve.i 944 Saratoga BIrd. curve concave to the Northeast Starke, Floilda Knight County Attorney
16/23 4t iiiil

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I I They: Made The Grade fr *; :i Ra ALEXIS' GREEN_ 0 REMEMBER By Mary Armstrong McGiB .

II Lake Helen, Fla.
I want to talk of happy days
Bradford Countiana have
I I CANDIDATE.FOR- And good, old Bradford County .
made their mark not only s4 fIn I ;' MESSENGER
live those glad times o'er and o'er.
their own community, : I
I Of along about eighteen ninetyfour.So .
but also in the outside '

world. There have been j I House of Representatives':: let your memory go with me
To the good old times that _
actors, singers, politicians, -. '* .> used to be
M. /y.as ; :: ;
religious leaders, and successes \ ; ':: Back there in the old hometown of Starke.

in many other SESSION. ." :, .-:.:: Some, I see, have made their mark;

0'-0' ::; ..i"J\: ::' But I know all remember .
fields. Pictured here are I I -',: .:-, :." o. ",. you .

:L who only have three scored of the a many high { o c. 1913. .. ,:.:r:; : 1: :'.;.t. Our How fingers the blackberries all blue, and grew faces in the tanned old fence; jambs ? .

mark in their chosen t Feet all scratched
FO.RERUXNER OF MILLIONS of campaign cards used during his but a smile in our eye
careers. When we thought of the joy that would
.. long political career is the above the first campaign card used come by and by
With the taste of the big juicy blackberry pie!
by Lev Green when he was a candidate for Messenger of the Florida I Remember?

House of Representatives at the 1913 Session. Green later served
t The far-stretching green of the strawberry field.
s 20 years as Congressman frdm this district.
And the thousands
of crates they used to yield;
The corn fields glistening far and near.

With a wide-spreading plum tree, here and there.
A. C. (Gustin) LONG recently reached
The old dead trees among the sweet potato vines
the heights in the business world with
The little pine sapling we kids used to climb.
his election as head of The Texas Com-
a ,.A nQ Remember?
; Si 7 pany, one of the largest oil companiesin
;1 the U. S. Small picture at upper The old school days at Bradford County High _

left shows how the oil executive:.: looked :Miss Ellen Davis with "murder" in her eye!

during his early years in Starke. He is The Sunday School picnics at Kingsley Lake; ;

the son of Federal Judge A. V. Longof And the well-filled baskets we used to take _

? : 4 Gainesville, another former Starkeite. How the lake used to seem to be spread on the sky

JUDY CAXOVA of radio, stage, ,. d A sight to thrill our hearts and gladden our eye.

and film fame vvas born In Starke. .& Remember?
x aa i
the daughter of Mr. and Mm. JMCanova. + } CIIARLEY E. JOHNS, longtime State R The old-fashioned
well in the
From time to time other sandy lane,
Senator, became Acting Governor of
The cool
towns have Bought to claim her, clear water from its depths that cam
Florida in 1953 virtue of the fact
In the old iron
but the fart remains that Judy pot with the rusty rim
that he was President of the Senate at
first haw the light of day in That hung from the weather-beaten creaky beam.
the time of the death of Governor Dan
Starke. She and her talented (I've seen that well in many a dream!)
brothers and slater, Leo, Pete!, ano %y McCarty. Johns' ambition had been to Remember?
', ",(,J''i! Anna got their start on radio station .' : ",:'-' >1; ,, J, : Remember the cotton fields, yellow and
WJAX In Jacksonville. Later : :. .;:, to which his brother Markley Johns white;
'JP- ;o.
,". .' {'!!. The "fodJer pullin' days" at Silas
.. Kite's
successes followed in New York L'. '" t, k. :.'. ,M was elected, but prevented by death ;
w. ; ,.. Aw. ';; :"' The chicken and rice in
the old wash
and other cities then Judy's star from filling. Johns recently announced pot;
kept soaring until her fame asa plans for the formation of his own The buttermilk biscuits, piping hot;

comedienne was nationwide. Charley E Johns insurance company, The Prl"!>ldt'nUai. 1 The sweet potato custards piled in a stack;

-- The deep, juicy peach pie that made us smack!
E. KNIGHT is representative
many of the older leaders 0 ftarke The long, shiny benches on each side of the table;

I forecast for Doyle E. I Ii i who have passed on in re- The boys and girls who used to eat as long as they were able
They Had Lengthy Records Of Public Service i I serving as State ;
Ito'! the Florida Legislature i '"t jears. Knight, a prominent Sweet moonlight nights, when dancing would beginTo

: ratlfurd County: forceful lawyer, served the the tune of the fiddle played by old Jack Wynn;

as Representative and To do a bit of dancing was the most we knew of Bin!
(01. W. T. WEEKS (left) still holds i i portedly has sufficient
and It'was during his
1 Remember?
the record for the longest unbroken elect him as Speaker of
t term in the Senate that
4. tenure in the same office. He served :. h, House of Representatives. prison'n. '.. was passed authorizing The old board bridge across Alligator Creek;

32 )ears (eight f our-j'ear terms) as iF s.. Future served as National '!.. of the first hard- And the horse we used to drive swift and sleek;
Farmers of
Clerk of the Circuit Court Born roads in Bradford County. The newly painted buggy wheels, shiny red

near Providence in the western partof Slowly turning in the sand and the things you said .
Union County, he reportedly droveto :z lf Remember?

Starke in an ox cart to begin his .\ PRISONER GAGGEDMr this week for insolence. The
f And remember the thrill of first young love,
first term as clerk. lie was noted prisoners are getting fat
Sworn to be true by the stars above.
for his Interest in deserving young II N Richard, county sleek and, judging from the Memories linger from June to life's December -
a men who did not have the means to found it necessary to gag a also '
sassy. (1892) Things we can't forget, but always will remember!
get a start in life and helped many
on their way
nN F3J

tians seem to have ..

their the habit"public of keeping servants" 4. WE DOFF OUR CAP

In office for a

long time if they're r TO THEBRADFORD

doing a satisfactory r

Job. Pictured here r
l ;
are a few of those COUNTYTELGAPH

who have become

courthouse "tradi

tions" over the
I ,


N. I). \IN\\RIGHT had a remarkable T
OTHERS who nave a
TWO WHO SERVED bide by side career of public service, :

in the courthouse for many years longer served In 20 be years courthouse or- holding office in various capacities i J, ": OH'. ITSSEVENTYFIFTH
for 42 )'I'ars. Thirty-two
were County Judge George A. in recent' this years 0'I I. ..'s 5
period he served as County j
Gardiner (left) and Sheriff W. J. years are C. A. JfDGF 'V 7. ADKINS served as Tax Assessor, but he also servedas i, A BIRTHDAY//

Epperson. Judge Gardiner, now Knight, Tax Collector Circuit Judge here for 21 jears Representative in the Legislature -i

87, served 21 years tut county ; A. J. Thoma from his appointment; in 1923 until and Supervisor of Rt"gbtraI I
judge, and Sheriff Epperson dlf'dDeal' Clerk of the Circuit his death In 1953. Prior to that tI
Court; and E. K. he practiced law and had server 1891 with appointment by Pres-i
the end of his fifth term as i yI
sheriff. Perryman. County as :Major of SUrUe and State ident! Cleveland as Receiver for I f -
the IT. !
Judge. Senator. S. Land Office. !


i i

: i A HOME ENTERPRISE I When the TELEGRAPH first came to town,

Cur citizens. in general are well Starke was just a growing Village Today it is a thriving

4 acquainted with the wonderful young city with an important role to play in the
I i
"urative powers of "Wild OrangeSyrup" l I life of its county and state. Throughout the
I nature's own remendy, long
I which was the TELEGRAPH
invented by Dr. Tate years, has been an invaluable part
i Powell one of our I I
leading '
I: sometime ago. No physlcians doubt- < -H; ; J of its community, and for both the newspaper and the

many will hail with delight the:' town it has been a truly productive association.

I information that it is now being,
I i manufactured right here in Starke ,
: by that nrince of
good fellows. Dr. II i 6
I J II McBrayer, of Shelby N. C., i j
are all proud of the growth that Starke is makingat 1 who came to Starke during the k.
: rest;t winter The" Doctor having:' .

the present time and we are particularly proud of !'i'i keen eve for busings! saw at i r t. The Seaboard, too, is proud of its many years
we that an untouched p
the part that we at Starke Builders Supplies are sup- its manufacture and fortuneawa'te1 development ': of service to Starke and the county It has always

plying the materials for so much of this building hence he purchased the I'! qyk : felt that,it is a vital part of the community, with a
patent right and at once set the !iI special
both commercial and residential. People of Starke and I wheels to rolling i. task to perform in the continuing development and

surrounding area have learned td depend on us for their I, patentee Dr Powell of the the above inventor mentioned and ,i ,' growth of the area It looks forward to many more

building materials because they know that the lines we ;I nrepa Carolina!ration, is a native of North \r: years of pleasant association with Starke and Bradford
having come here about i
: |
carry are dependable and our prices are right. i i five years ago. County, and to cheering the TELEGRAPH time and

:blood Wild purifier.Orange Syrup It is the great;j again en many future happy returns of this day!
postively cares
!tlood poisoning: of all kinds skin11'sl"a5f's I

I rheumatism sick head- .

:, che, kidney and liver complaints,
I : '!!'Oepsa.! loss of energy malaria

i i stc It is said to be the best female O

i!!remedy on earth. It is the only I
remedy known
ON YOUR NEXT CONSTRUCTION JOB WHETHER ase prevent fever that It will enriches in every the I N C 1

i Mood and
gives life and energy to

LARGE OR SMALL -- LET US GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE ':I the The system capacity at present is 1.000 I ,

I ottles; per day Fifteen thousand

bottles will be put up at once, after AIR! LINE RAILROAD
which it will be placed on Bale '

TAKKEBUILDERS' throughout the country. (1888) i, % FlA'


SUPPLIES Mr Fred Stump manager cf

-'Ii;' S.A.L. DEPOT"C72e< <*< 45 I 'he New York Racket Store left
Thursday for Amherst Va. to
I .
marry Miss Eva Wood a charming
CARL JOHNS lady of that place. After the wed-

I ding they will take a trip to points THE ROUTE OF COURTEOUS SERVICE "'
interest and come to Starke tc
: 11\\ot.. llr. Stuaip'a many friends I

: ? congratulate him, (June 2, 191[) .




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products. OWL OUTWITTEDFor making nightly raids upon his he conceived the idea of trap-

So What About y ;L Big Dad produces sport shirts, some time Mr. L. V. Moore poultry coops. The owl always ping the bird and placed a steel

"R work pants and dungarees under noticed that his chickens and ducks made his appearance after nightfall trap on top of a tall pole that wasa
Big Dad, Little Dad, Jolly Jeans favorite perch of the owl, and
Next 75 Years? a I and Silver Springs trade names. discovered were disappearing that a large and at owl length was robber and all attempts to shoot the the robber was caught in the trap
proved abortive.
The firm moved
Yi part of its operations Finally the first evening. ((1914))

I here from Lexington, N. C.,

(Continued from page one) + rr. i $ to obtain an adequate labor supply ,
'I l and reduce shipping costs. I '
tive plans to add something along I I I'I!
that line." Starke's largest "home" indus- I 1,1:1; :

TV is the Bradford Furniture ,;
Wasdin the city electrical .r'ti
II|Corp. which manufactures a com- I
department is expanding to serve
plete line of products including
motor courts, businesses and
,l- ''I i several types of occasional tables,
homes brought within the city by III
cabinets, dinette groups, and
recent expansion of the city limits, "
(chairs The corporation has re- 1
A new $350,000 hospital is also I('ently doubled its floor space and ill

going up The 25-bed unit shouldbe i I production capacity at its plant i I
completed next summer, and it t. I
north of Starke. i
will mark the end of three years I
The plant has actually tripled
C _
(.f preparation. The Bradford II
Y its capacity since it was first
County Hospital was financed ih 9 7 :T,- I I
started, and the popularity of the
through the state's racing tax.
s products shows every indicationthat
So that's the score on Starke's II the corporation will continue I'II

"normal" growth. But what are t I to grow. I
the chances for "big" growth -
also benefits greatly
the kind of growth referred to by
from the Hercules Powder Co.
community leaders in their
i! maintenance shops, Florida National

predictions industry I UNDER TilE SPREADING chestnut trees or were they maples or oaks? At any rate, they Guard maintenance shopsat
minerals and light -
Timber, the three factors cited spread and early Starke merchantsalued their shade so highly they cut holes in their awnings to Camp Blanding, the American

are men and women as the ''let the trunks pass through. At the time this picture was taken the two story frame building at left Tung Oil Corp. at Brooker which
these '
by more than normal housed T. A Knight & Co. store, but It was originally built by Gld Alvarez Bank stands on this corner will soon begin construction of a

basis for Let's look at each one '! todS)'. Sign in middle of block where( Bessent's pool room was located until it recently closed) says ':new tung oil and soy bean processing -
plant, the Florida State
Starke Drug Store.
wparately. I i i Farm, United Plastics Inc., and CONGRATULATIONSFROM
The timber industry is growing I I i I various other small industries that !

According to Bill Haas, soil con- i, are located near here. I
servation agent for the United I ;"
I '''
Whether these industries will
States Department of Agriculture, 'I'
I rapidly expand and whether there
one third of the land in the coun- ill'
will be new industries added to the
ty is owned by timber companies.
community, is a question that t
Two years ago, he says, the
holds the key to Staike's futurebig' II
fraction was one fourth. II1III
growth. l
The growth will not necessarilymean l 1III 1IIIiill
a growth in populationHaas
So what about the next 75
reports that the populationof 1 years? :Make your own prediction !
half of 1I
Union County one
1I and then stick around to A ;'
which is owned by large timber I ;
companies is declining becauseof I ii 4 I see if you are right. (
the decrease in small farms. ; o
The two largest timber firms in i s II I '
the county are Rayomer and the .5 I Mi J. E. J. Wainwright. of the
Container Corporation of America. : -fl S. Wat ei" 'oak section, sent the Tele- ,

Tyler Jones, land manager for iiph; ten sample leaves of the FRIEND

Container says that his firm is i 1.b'lrrO that he is growing ex- f,1
interested in buying up more land. : : 1'It'1'lmentall8'i this season. The ,

The company owns 25,000 acres : ''idves were all stripped from one I

now.Haas stock and, although the tobacco I
says the trend is good '.. still too green for cutting and ;

from a conservation viewpointsince urmg, the leaves are about two

the larger companies take feet long and about 15 inches

better care of their land than n wIde. We don't know the name

most small owners. Jones reports ,rof the variety of this tobacco, but

that he has directed the planting -- i it has large, thick leaves and resembles
of about 200,000 trees in the last what is called seed leaf
Tins PLEASANT VIEW of sunny sidewalk through the trees, shows store of Canota & Knight (C..t.
year.H. in the North. Mr. Wainwright
L. Morgan, a duPont repre- Knight and Joe Canova) near same corner pictured abcne. Cane chewing was a popular pastime In those
bought his seed of the Hastingsseed
sentative, and T. H. Carey, employee days, and Canova & Knight were offering plenty of "fodder" for the chewers. company of Atlanta in orderto
relations director forHumphrey's
see if tobacco will grow here
Gold Corp. agree that
mining operations are going to used to pigment white paint. In nears completion. that given Big Dad. Johns says end his experience proves that it

'xpand in Bradford County but metal form it resists corrosion and I Carey warns against expectingany that the city is presently unableto will. If so, that means another

yam against counting on the in- heat properties which make it larger operations from the give that support. profitable industry for Bradford I ,

'ustry too much in estimatingthe valuable in the construction of company but describes it as a Clifford Suttle, plant managerof county. (1914))

county's future growth. naval and jet engines. "very stable influence on the Big Dad, says that his company

Humphreys mines ilmenite for According to Carey the Trail economy of the area." recently added 10,000 sq. ft. CLAY HILL ITEM I

the duPont Co. at their Trail Ridge Ridge plant employs about 173 In the field of light industry the of floor space and is not planningany Your writer was told the ice

plant about five miles east of men at present. About 166 men I outlook is uncertain. City Clerk further expansion in the near
Starke. Another mine the I Johns that future (ream supper given at Willie Par-
are now working at the Highlandmine. reports several industries
Highland plant near Lawtey is Present payrolls for the have contacted the city The plant employs mostly rish's Saturday night was quite a

under construction. and expressed an interest in locating women, and the number of em- success. The only objection was
{Imenite is used to make tita- two plants run to about $1,600,000 here, but
they have wanted ployees ranges from 125 to 150 that the churn was too small.
nium dioxide, a metalic substance yearly now that the Highland mine I local financial support similar to depending on the demand for its ((1914))




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In The Recent Survey of Our Community, Starke's Motor Courts


Were The Only Asset To Score A Unanimous Vote of Approvalby _

The Public.

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__ Naturally We Are Proud Of This
-- --i a Record, And We Feel That You, Too, Can


Take Pride In The Fact That Starke Offers More Modern Up-To-Date Units


Than Any Town Of Its Size In Florida


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Sf. -
Starke Motor Court

Dempsey Motel

: .

One way to build your town and community is to make !.

: known its assets and facilities what it has to offer the

public, both at home and abroad. You should have no
u t

d< hesitation in recommending Starke's Motels and Motor Courts f to -

., to your friends who will be travelling through this area. ,
# Dixie Motor Court & Restaurant "
Every time a tourist stops in Starke it means money for
Temple Motel Restaurants, Service Stations, Souvenir and Gift Shops, Drug -

;, Stores and Clothing Stores as well as Motels and Motor
Courts. When you write to jour friends in other parts
t. of'i i
the country be sure to mention Starke's fine Motor .,

as something we are all proud of. Better still clip this ad ''=_=

t a31 and mail to them, or drop by at your convenience and pick <( .: ,

up a few beautiful Kodachrome post cards to send them.- ,;.,', =)' ;
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I'' They will appreciate your thoughtfulness and you will be 1
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doing a good turn for your town and community. _

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