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North Pinellas History: Fishermen fined for using nets in Old Tampa Bay in 1928

PAST ITS PRIME: The old feed store on E Lemon Street was condemned by the Tarpon Springs City Condemnation Committee and was due for razing. Until the end of World War II, it was a freight depot for Seaboard Airline Railway, said former City Commissioner Bill Noblis. The tracks crossed Cycadia Cemetery and E Tarpon Avenue near St. Ignatius Catholic Church, and went right down the center of Lemon Street, where they dead-ended a block west of the building. After the war when a spur line was put into Victor Chemical Co. (now Stauffer), the tracks were torn up.

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PAST ITS PRIME: The old feed store on E Lemon Street was condemned by the Tarpon Springs City Condemnation Committee and was due for razing. Until the end of World War II, it was a freight depot for Seaboard Airline Railway, said former City Commissioner Bill Noblis. The tracks crossed Cycadia Cemetery and E Tarpon Avenue near St. Ignatius Catholic Church, and went right down the center of Lemon Street, where they dead-ended a block west of the building. After the war when a spur line was put into Victor Chemical Co. (now Stauffer), the tracks were torn up.

CLEARWATER — Fishermen Howard Surber, Guy Irvin and H.S. Dix, charged with using nets in Old Tampa Bay, which is restricted by state law, were each fined $10 and costs.

The captain of the fishing vessel, J.E. Priess, charged with the same offense, drew a $25 fine when arraigned before County Judge James E. Sikes today.

Each drew a 30-day sentence, which was suspended by the court when the fishermen promised to obey the fishing laws in the future.

They were told that another violation meant harsher penalty from the court.

The four were arrested by fish warden William McMullen.

June 30, 1927

Aviator shares his knowledge of flying

CLEARWATER — Aviation was discussed at the Rotary Club luncheon at the Sea Ora Lodge with aviator Ralph DeVore giving a talk on teaching the art of flying.

"Aviation is not possible only for supermen or persons born to flying," he declared. "The ordinary man will make just as good an aviator as he will a driver of a motor car.

"Despite the general impression that aviation is for the younger men, facts are that middle-aged men would make safer fliers in most instances because they would be more apt to use the plane for what it was intended, which is straight flying. Nine-tenths of flying is becoming accustomed to it," he continued.

DeVore emphasized his opinion that flying is looked upon by the general public as an unnatural mode of transportation and is held in too much awe by the majority of people.

It is, he said, as simple as driving an automobile or steering a boat after the pilot has become accustomed to it.

July 10, 1928

Aurora borealis upsets radio reception

CLEARWATER — The aurora borealis, a phenomenon witnessed over most of the United States for the past several nights, has played havoc with radio reception on the higher wave lengths, said W.W. Tison, announcing director of broadcasting station WFLA.

The peculiar thing about this is that the reception on short waves is clearer than ever. Static, however, ruins reception on the higher waves, the expert said.

July 11, 1928

Man on trial for tampering with meter

CLEARWATER — Archie Chaney of St. Petersburg was on trial this morning before County Judge James E. Sikes, charged with tampering with an electric light meter.

He was bound over to the higher court by Magistrate L.G. Ramsey of St. Petersburg several months ago after a complaint had been made by the Florida Power Corp., whose employees testified that Chaney had tampered with a meter.

June 28, 1937

Guests treated to fishing, barbecue

OZONA — Miss Neva Peirce was hostess last Thursday at a fishing and barbecue party on the Ozona Inn launch of Sport.

The day was spent fishing and cruising on the gulf, after which the party went ashore on Caladesi Island and prepared a fish barbecue beach supper.

Guests were Mrs. Louise Wood, Duane Wood, George Wood, Billie Wood, Meltin Tinny, all of Ozona, and Tim Beady and Irving Cambell of Toronto.

Aleck Fulford and Enid Fulford left Saturday to go up North, where they will spend several weeks visiting Mrs. Maud Seals. Mrs. Seals will be remembered as Miss Maud Fulford of Ozona.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allison and son William have returned to their home in Washington, D.C.

They plan to return to Ozona in the fall.

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