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Venice News (Newspaper) - November 12, 1926, Venice, Florida THE VENICE NEWS Page 5 o ©s. A. L TO REDUCE TIME BETWEEN N.Y. AND WEST COASTFast Orange Blossom Flier To Run In 32 Hours One hour and forty-five minutes will be cut from the schedule of the fastest train operated between New York and Tampa by the Seaboard Air Line’s Orange Blossom —West Coast, which will make its first trip out of New York Dec. 6. This new schedule, recently announced, will provide for the West Coast, a de luxe train identical in equipment with the Orange Blossom—East Coast, over the Seaboard’s own rails into West Palm Beach and into Miami by the first of the year. The faster time is made possible by eliminating stops at Jacksonville and the union station at Savannah. A parlor car shuttle train will handle ^passengers to and from Jacksonville to Baldwin, where connections will be made with the Orange Blossom. Stops will be made at West Savannah, and much time saved by not backing ^nto the union station, as at present. Seaboard officials said the schedule would be ishorter between New York and the West Coast territory than ever provided before by any railroad. Its Time Schedule Not as much time will be saved on the southbound trip, but that will be reduced by one hour and fifteen minutes, regarded as a considerable saving in itself. Southbound, the Orange Blossom-West Coast will leave New York \at 9:30 and arrive at Tampa at 5:30 p. m., the next day. Eastbound, it will leave Tampa at 11:25 a. m. and arrive at New York at 7:45 p. m., the present arriving hour of the Seaboard’s Southerner, now leaving here at 10:10 a. m. The Southerner, which will be displaced after December 6, now leaves New York at 9:15 a. m. and arrives here at 7:20 p. m. President Warfield, of the Seaboard announced last winter that he was going to give the West Coast the same fast and luxurious passenger services enjoyed by the East Coast. So there will be two de luxe trains—the Orange Blossom-West Coast and the Orange Blossom-East Coast. Jacksonville, thereafter will not be the Florida “gateway,” so far as the Seaboard is concerned, at least, and by this new plan a great deal of time will be saved in the long run from New York to Florida. Club and Observation Cars The Orange Blossom-West Coast will carry a club car and an observation ladies’ lounge, and an all steel Seaboard dining car, of a new design. There will be the regulation number of through Pullmans. The train will have a barber shop, shower baths, valet and manicure service, and indeed, the same facilities found in a high class hotel. It will be the only bath-train operating into the West Coast region, but it will not be an extra fare train. Known as “the President’s Baby” because of the keen interest taken in the service by Mr. Warfield, thn nrnnrrn BlnsinTTrWift flnHit WHERE GOLF WAS FIRST PLAYED IN THE UNITED STATES By JOE V. LAWRENCE in “Chicago Golfer.” Sarasota, Florida, “a city founded for golf,” has issued a dual challenge to the golfing world. Basing her claim on authentic record, this thriving Florida metropolis maintains that the first golf course in the United States was laid out here in the winter of 1885 antedating by four years the story of a foursome played at Yonkers, New York, on February 22, 1889. Histories of the game in America have mentioned the New York match as the official beginning of what is fast becoming a national pastime. But Sarasotans maintain that Col. J. Hamilton Gillespie, assistant manager of a Scottish land company, was the first player to drive a gutta percha sphere from a mound of American soil. Archives of Col. Gillespie’s course show that the hardy Scot landed on the shore of Sarasota bay with several trunks of tweeds, blueprints, tobacco and a set of golf clubs. Fired with an ambition to perpetuate his national game, he continued his duty of selling land with the planting of golf sticks, and as a result Sarasota district with a normal population of 15,000 has eight courses, so it was founded not only as a place to play golf, but in reality is also a city of golfers. Natives at first looked askance at the strange implements of warfare in battle with Col. Bogey. They termed Gillespie a “dude,” but when the pioneer laid out two greens and two tees, began driving white pellets with amazing accuracy, the “crackers” evinced a desire to “try it just once.” All golfers know that this symptom is the forerunner of an incurable attack of the golf bac-cili. So, Col. Gillespie’s two hole course soon proved too small. He added two more holes and finally the links comprised 6 holes, which made up in sportiness what they lacked in smooth fairways and velvety greens. Negotiating one of these holes in par when Col. Gillespie and his Scottish companions played for “a peg a side” was no small achievement. The first tee of the old course stood on the site of the present Sarasota Terrace hotel, which also spreads over much of the fairway of the first old hole. There was no delay, however, between the closing of the Gillespie course and the new municipal links. After the hardy Scot’s golf venture had been taken over by Charles Ring-ling, multi-millionaire circus owner and Sarasota developer, the six hole course was extended to 18 holes and given the city as the first municipal playground. Rising real estate values caused the city to construct the new municipal links at the outskirts of the Sarasota boundaries and the Ross course was extended to 18 holes and three months ago on the day following the final tournament on the old links. Construction of a municipal golf course was but a logical step by a city so rich in golf history. Ross was employed to lay out these links. The course is one of the most picturesque among the municipally operated plants of the United States. The fairways are long and well trapped, measuring approximately 6,300 yards. The first nine holes have been opened for three months and the second nine will be ready for play by September 1. ASSISTANT AGENT IN DADE GAINESVILLE, Nov. 12.—Appointment of C. H. Steffani as assistant county agent in Dade county is announced by the Agricultural Extension Division here. Mr. Steffani has already assumed his duties, and has headquarters in Miami. He is assistant to J. S. Rainey, the county agent. Mr. Steffani was for seven years an assistant at the Plant Introduction Gardens of the United States Department of Agriculture at Chapman Field, south of Miami, and is familiar with Dade' County agriculture and subtropical fruit growing. will be “the last word” in train equipment, and it will be run on time. That is the president’s order. Already a great many reservations have been booked in New York for the first trip southward. “The West Coast of Florida deserves the same high class service that the Seaboard will provide for the East Coast,” Mr. Warfield said, “and experienced travelers will find the Orange Blossom specials unsurpassed in luxury, comfort and convenience. And from the interest elsewhere in Florida, with the demand for high class accommodations, I am confident that the Orange Blossom-West Coast will never cross the Florida line with vacant space during the tour- iit rlrift imitiliwflrf] Internal Revenue Bureau Reduces Pending Tax List WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—(I.N. S.)—In an effort to get long overdue federal taxes into the treasury, the bureau of internal revenue reduced the number of pending tax cases to 362,200 on November 1, it was announced today. A few years ago more than 1,-000,000 cases were unsettled, the reduction was 50 per cent since last May. Indications pointed to a collection of $250,000,000 in delinquent taxes during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927. Officials said that the back taxes are being cleaned up rapidly and that the income from this source during the present year will be 20 per cent under that of last year. C. R. Nash, deputy commissioner of internal revenue, said that federal receipts from collection oí back taxes within a year will amount annually virtually to the amount refunded as illegally or improperly assessed taxes. Unusually heavy tax receipts during 1926 and 1927 fiscal years are partially attributed to the campaign of the internal revenue to collect the old taxes.WORK ON TRAIL THROUGH VENICE ORDERED SPEEDEDGovernor Says Florida Building Roads And Cities Final registration figures show that 13,205 students attended Col-TTuinnrfit-iT tbii “Besides building cities Florida is also building roads,” Governor Martin stated here Sunday. “Before the expiration of my term the Tamiami Trail will have been completed and from west to far southeast, Florida will be joined by one of the greatest highways in any state in the union.” At the invitation of Colonel Ralph C. Capíes of Sarasota, a member of the governor’s staff, Governor Martin was induced to leave Tallahassee for a- flying visit to Sarasota and Venice on Sunday. In Venice he addressed the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers delegation which is holding a divisional convention in that city. Work on the Tamiami Trail which will run through Sarasota and Venice, and is the connecting link between Tampa and Miami, has been ordered speeded, according to the governor, who recently conferred with his highway chief. Dr. Fons A. Hathaway. Progress in building this great artery of travel has been most rapid during the last few months since there has been no hold-up from lack oi the necessary road building materials, the governor stated. “Considerable complaint has reached the chief executive’s office in regard to the fact that Florida today has so many miles of detours. But the very fact, according to Governor Martin, is proof positive that we are building a great system of highways. Before long he hopes to see every detour sign in the state removed and within the next three yean predicts that every section of Florida will be linked with the other by a network of hard surfaced roads which will vie for supremcay with the road systems of any state in the country. After a view of the Venic’e properties, the governor expressed his pleasure that the development work was being carried out so successfully and augured a great future for the Brotherhood em pire. IT IS COMING    ' Business conditions all over Florida are better than ever before. Merchants as a rule are showing more business than in previous years—the banks tell a story of unprecedented prosperity. The nation is being made familiar with the fact that Florida’s agricultural opportunities are greater than any other section of the world. There are at least 200 bee fanciers in Berlin, Germany who keep hives on the flat roofs of the buildings. Venisota Hardware Co. Boissevain Bldg., Venice Ave. Shelf and Heavy Hardware. Builders Supplies. Paints and Oils. Let Us Serve You From The First Store in Venice Monroe Electric Co., Inc. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Wiring, Fixtures, Appliances, Lamps L. R. BERKS, Manager Venice Hotel VENICE TAMPA All Plumbing and Heating In The SAN MARCO HOTEL Furnished and Installed by Geo. McGhan, Jr., Inc. “Responsible Plumbers” PLUMBING SUPPLIES WE RECOMMEND “Standard” Plumbing Fixtures * VENICE TAMPA

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