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North Pinellas History: Schools close to let students attend circus in 1928

BUDDY KEEPS THE BEAT: Buddy Rich and his band play at the Sheraton Sand Key during the Clearwater Jazz Festival in 1981. Rich, considered by many to be the greatest jazz drummer of all time, died in 1987. This year’s Clearwater Jazz Holiday begins today and ends Sunday.

JIM DAMASKE | Times (1981)

BUDDY KEEPS THE BEAT: Buddy Rich and his band play at the Sheraton Sand Key during the Clearwater Jazz Festival in 1981. Rich, considered by many to be the greatest jazz drummer of all time, died in 1987. This year’s Clearwater Jazz Holiday begins today and ends Sunday.

Pupils of Pinellas County schools will be given an opportunity to see Ringling Bros. Circus in Tampa on Thursday as all the classes will be given a recess for the afternoon.

This was, in the opinion of the scholars, the most important decision arrived at during the meeting of the School Board on Wednesday. Principals of the various schools of the county were consulted before the half holiday was given.

About 12,000 boys and girls will be able to go to the circus, providing they have the money. The show is being presented in Tampa by the Egypt Temple Shrine.

Oct. 8, 1937

No large trucks may mean no money

CLEARWATER — The town of Belleair, if it continues its fight to prevent the use of Indian Rocks Road by large citrus hauling trucks, will likely forfeit its claim to Belleair's share in the county road fund tax revenue distributed by county commissioners.

While county officials would not comment today on the possibility that Belleair will lose its part of the road fund in the future, several Clearwater attorneys said that town commissioners, if they win in their attempt to close the road, will lose that source of revenue.

Despite the new Belleair ordinance that trucks weighing more than 1 ton each cannot be driven over Indian Rocks Road, no arrests have been made, and citrus shippers continue to haul grapefruit through the town.

According to C.E. Ware, attorney for Clearwater citrus interests, a test arrest and appeal to courts of the county against the ordinance will be made as soon as attorneys prepare necessary pleadings that the test case will require.

Oct. 4, 1937

Yacht Club Inn at Dunedin is opening

DUNEDIN — The Yacht Club Inn will be opened about Oct. 15, manager Florence Cay said today. Cay and her mother, Mrs. M.F. Genovar, recently returned from Riverside, Ala., where the former managed a hotel this summer.

Oct. 8, 1937

101/2 cars of citrus are shipped out

CLEARWATER — Ten and one-half cars of citrus were shipped from Pinellas County and Elfers yesterday. They contained 3,341 boxes of grapefruit and 915 boxes of oranges for a total of 4,256 boxes.

Thursday's shipments raised the total for the season, which opened Sept. 1, to more than 84 cars, or a total of more than 33,600 boxes.

Oct. 18, 1928

Candidate calls for sponge tariff

TARPON SPRINGS — Cuba sent to the United States a larger amount of sponges last year and undersold Tarpon Springs spongers in their own market, said W.J. Howey, Republican candidate for governor, addressing a meeting here yesterday. He declared in favor of a protective tariff for the Florida sponge industry.

Howey took up again the issue of excessive tax burden in the state and his suggestions for remedying the situation. He also declared the need of a deeper channel to the sea at the sponge city.

Howey was accompanied by a large number of Republican candidates. He visited the sponge fleet and their crews during his stay here.

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