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1938: GAS PRICES LEVEL OFF AT 20 CENTS A GALLON

The price of gasoline at retail is at 20 cents in Clearwater again.

A small gasoline price war that lasted for more than a year has virtually ceased, the latest reduction being caused by a cut in the wholesale price, according to dealers.

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July 6, 1936

Holiday drew plenty of visitors to beach

CLEARWATER - There was a crowd of visitors at Clearwater Beach over the weekend, with between 8,000 and 10,000 at the beach Saturday.

The holiday weekend was a fairly quiet one for this city, with a sailing race, a motorboat race and a baseball game as the principal sports attractions.

The sailboat and motorboat races were sponsored by Clearwater Yacht Club.

Clearwater came from behind in the baseball game in the ninth inning to get two runs and take a win away from the Quality Printers team of St. Petersburg by a 7-6 score. The visitors had things their own way until the seventh, when Clearwater showed signs of scoring a punch.

The loudspeaker at the baseball park has proved popular with local fans. Harold Adams acted as the announcer. In between innings, music was provided.

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June 13, 1925

Father, son try out new collapsible boat

CLEARWATER - Some months ago, Earl Martin designed and had built by Capt. Rossiter a new idea for a sectional boat. This craft consists of three units, and they nest inside each other just as the dories used by Gloucester fishermen do.

Business in the saltwater fishing line having become somewhat slack, Mr. Martin determined yesterday to try out his new invention. The sectional boat was loaded into a Ford, and the inventor and his son Harold departed for Lake Butler on a fishing expedition.

They returned late in the day with a big catch of big-mouth bass and reported that the collapsible boat worked nicely.

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July 1, 1938

Voting machine ready for demonstration

CLEARWATER - County commissioners said yesterday a voting machine from the Automatic Voting Machine Co. plant in Jamestown, N.Y., has arrived at the courthouse.

That device will be demonstrated before commissioners Tuesday. Commissioners recently witnessed a demonstration of a Stroup Voting Machine Co. machine. The Automatic and Stroup companies, which plan to allow use of their machines in the general election in November in Pinellas, are seeking contracts for sale or rental of their machines to the county.

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July 7, 1938

City of Oldsmar asksstate to widen road

OLDSMAR - A get-together meeting of the people of Oldsmar was held at City Hall on Tuesday to give people an opportunity to express themselves on city government affairs and future policy.

The only specific action taken was to petition the state road department to widen Memorial Highway from the county line to Hillsborough Avenue.

At a special meeting of the Woman's Club, matters pertaining to the program for the coming year, and minor improvements to the furnishings of the clubhouse, also ways and means for raising money, were disposed of.

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Looking back

Headlines through the years

A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

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