Ninety years ago, in 1928, Apalachicola was in a period of great prosperity. With the easy availability of automobiles, people traveled for business and pleasure and there was a thriving social scene with multiple clubs and organizations. Apalachicola was once again a center of commerce, even though the cotton days were gone.

Our Chasing Shadows question this week: Does anybody have a cigar box from the Lory Cigar Company? If so, please contact the Times at 653-8868 or Lois Swoboda at


Benefit Performance At Dixie Wednesday

A delightful program was rendered by a number of the young girls of Apalachicola for the benefit of the Methodist Church, Wednesday evening at the Dixie Theatre. The program followed the feature picture “Venus of Venice,” starring Constance Talmadge and Antonio Moreno.

The “Style Review,” which was under the direction of Miss Eva Morgan proved a great success. The fashionable young ladies of the “dear old eighties and nineties,” as imitated by the young girls were in sharp contrast to the flappers of today. The picture and Style Revue were greatly enjoyed and a neat sum was netted for the church.


Salesmen to meet tonight at Villa Rosa

A meeting of all traveling salesmen who make Apalachicola their headquarters will be held tonight, January 14th, at Villa Rosa on 13th Street, according to A. B. Lory, of the Lory Cigar Company.

The purpose of the meeting, Mr. Lory said, is to promote manufacturing in Apalachicola; and to make an effort to obtain lower rates on the ferries between Apalachicola and Eastpoint.

Salesmen are requested to be present at this meeting and be able to furnish information regarding the territory covered and articles which sell best in this territory.

Mr. Lory has started an industry in this city which is entirely new to Franklin County, that of manufacturing cigars. His company is now producing two brands of cigars, which are on the market, and he plans to add to his line within the next few weeks.


Recent cold wave does much damage all over state

The whole state of Florida suffered last week during days of low temperature, according to reports from A. J. Mitchell, meteorologist, Jacksonville. The report for Apalachicola showed the temperature for the week ending January 9 as follows: maximum temperature 66 degrees; mean 45 degrees. Sunshine was reported as 64; total rainfall 6.64 inches.

A summary of the results of the cold wave, reported by Mr. Mitchell. The week was one of much distress for the trucker and fruit grower; all tender truck was filled except over favored coastal districts of the southern division. The saving of citrus fruits required protective measures during at least nights; and the success of such measures, unfortunately not generally observed cannot be correctly summarized as yet. It is known, however, that fruit was seriously damaged and much frozen over the northern and north central portions of the belt, except along coastal districts or where effective protective measures were observed. Some young trees were killed over interior northern districts and possibly some old trees may show damage, but old groves as a whole appear unharmed at this writing; much foliage, however, will be lost in some districts. Some strawberry plants were damaged. Oats suffered over extreme northern and western counties. The replanting of truck and preparations of land for melons continued. Range cattle suffered much from cold. Rain is needed generally.


Thieves make a big haul at Duggar’s Store

Thieves entered the grocery and furniture store of S. H. Duggar Friday night of last week and carried off approximately $250 worth of merchandise. The thieves gained entrance to the store by prying off the bars in the back window.

Upon discovering the robbery early Saturday morning, Mr. Duggar immediately sent to the convict camp for a bloodhound, but the dog was unable to follow the guilty parties. It is believed that after looting the store, the thieves made their getaway in an automobile. A quantity of silk hose, cigars, canned goods and merchandise was stolen and possibly other things, will be found missing when a check-up is made.

This is the third robbery Mr. Duggar has experienced, the second having occurred in Dec. 1926. No arrests were made as no clews were discovered in any of the robberies.


New auto tags sold by sheriff

The 1928 motor vehicle tags are now on sale at the office of W. J. Lovett, sheriff of Franklin County. Sheriff Lovett urges automobile drivers of Franklin County to purchase these tags immediately, for after the 15th of January, any drivers of vehicles without proper tags will be prosecuted.

Orange and maroon is the new color scheme adopted by Florida for the new motor vehicle tags and no other state will use this combination in 1928. White on black, the combination used by Florida in 1927, has been adopted by Tennessee, Rhode Island, Mississippi and North Carolina.




Be a Friend

By Edgar A. Guest


Friend, you don’t need money,

A sunny disposition;

And the wish to help another

All along the way or other;

And a kindly hand extended

Out to one who’s unbefriended

And the will to give or lend,

This will make you someone’s friend.


Be a friend. You don’t need glory.

Friendship is a simple story

Taking trifling errors blindly

Give an honest effort to be kindly.

Cheer the youth who’s bravely trying,

Pity him who’s sadly sighing;

And a little labor spend

On the duties of a friend.


Be a friend. The pay is bigger

(Though not written up by figure)

Than is earned by people clever

In what’s merely self-endeavor.

You’ll have friends instead of neighbors

For the profits of your labors;

You’ll be richer in the end

Than a prince, if you’re a friend.



Help the junior PHILACO help the library on Valentine Night.


Ladies’ and Children’s clothing. Priced just right. Little Novelty Dress Shop, 123 Avenue D.


Otto Anderson motored to Carrabelle Tuesday on business.


C. R. Witherspoon spent Thursday in Carrabelle on business.


Best quality silk dresses. Little Novelty Dress Shop, 123 Avenue D.


Mrs. G. W. Zipperer and son were visitors from Port Saint Joe Thursday.


F. F. Hicks left Sunday for Pensacola where he will visit friends for several days.


Come for a treat at the Community House February 14.


Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sawyer motored to Port Saint Joe Wednesday, returning Thursday.


Silk, fringed lamp shades. Prices reasonable. Little Novelty Dress Shop, 123 Avenue D.


“Chaulk” McKeithen motored to Apalachicola from Port Saint Joe Wednesday with friends.


Friends of J. V. Gander will be glad to learn he is convalescing after his recent illness.


Calvin Abbott and Bill Kicklighter returned from Jacksonville Wednesday after spending several days.


Miss Elizabeth Wing, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Wing, of Jacksonville is the guest of her aunt Mrs. H. G. Fannin.


Misses Maxine Browne, Julia Grace Harrison, Mrs. Florrie Burke and Francis Lovett motored to Blountstown last week to attend the Blountstown-Convent basketball game.


Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wade and son, Don, who were in the city during the holidays, greeting old friends, returned to their home in Palatka. Mr. and Mrs. Wade are formerly of Apalachicola and their friends are always glad to see them here.


Miss Helen Demo left Monday for Jacksonville to visit her mother. Mrs. George Demo, who is in St. Luke’s Hospital. Mrs. Demo is recovering after her recent illness much to the delight of her friends.


Monthly meeting of the U.D.C.

The regular monthly meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was held Wednesday, January 11th, at the home of Mrs. J. F. C. Griggs with a good attendance.

The meeting was called to order by the retiring president, Mrs. Annie Marks. After old business was dispensed with, the newly elected president, Mrs. J. P. Hickey, took the chair and after the regular routine business, social hour was enjoyed with the hostess at which time she served delicious refreshments assisted by her niece, Miss Ida Speed. The meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs. R. H. Porter and Mrs. Ida Porter in February.