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IN THOSE DAYS

Panama City Pilot, Thursday, January 10, 1929

New Chevrolet Six Finds Large Demand

The beautiful new six-cylinder Chevrolet, placed on display here for the first time on December 29 and viewed by more than 500 admiring visitors the opening day, has taken this section by storm, officials of the Bennett Chevrolet Company asserted yesterday.


In proof of their assertion, they point to five deliveries -- all that they had been able to obtain up to Tuesday, together with twenty-five positive orders for delivery as quickly as possible, and more orders coming in every day.


Those who are already enjoying possession of the new Chevrolet six, together with the model purchased, are Mr. Morris Chambliss of Millville, a coach; Mr. B. B. Williams, Panama City, a coach; Mr. Gover Rodgers, Panama City, a coach; Mr. J. E. McQuagge, Panama City, coach, and Mr. O. G. Griffin, Wewahitchka, a 1 1/2 ton truck.


In the new models, everything that ever gave occasion for criticism in Chevrolets of other years appears to have been eliminated. Among the changes, the advantages of which will be readily recognized by Chevrolet owners, may be mentioned a self-lubricating universal joint; extended exhaust line preventing burned gases from coming up through the floor of closed cars; full alemite lubrication on chassis including all parts of steering gear; greater strength of longitudinal members and additional cross members in frame; positive gasoline supply to carburetor by pump driven off cam shaft; dash-pot on carburetor preventing stalling of the motor when throttle is opened suddenly. In addition to the fore-going there are a number of other changes and refinements making for ease and convenience of operation.


The new Chevrolet six must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated.


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Judge A. M. Douglas Joins Local Law Firm

Friends of former County Judge A. M. Douglas, who was succeeded in tha toffice by Mr Carl E. Russ, will be interested to learn that Mr. Douglas is now associated with Attorneys J. Ed Stokes and W. F. Phillips, the firm name having been changed to Stokes, Phillips & Douglas.

During his four years of commendable service as County Judge, Mr. Douglas devoted most of his spare time to study of law ad late last fall successfully passed the bar examination in this state.

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Surfacing of Coastal Highway Starts Next Week

Work of hard surfacing the Gulf Coast Highway will begin some time the first of the approaching week. The State Road Department has already made a request to the city to grant them water connections, this request having been complied with. It is surmised that the actual work will start where the paving leaves off in Millville at the cemetery corner and continue out to the east approach of the Alfred i duPont Bridge, spanning the east arm of St. Andrews Bay.

As soon as work is completed on the Fons A. Hathaway Bridge, across the west arm of the bay, which will be some time the latter part of this month, the thoroughfare from that bridge on into Panama City will be ready for hard surfacing by the State Road Department.

COMMENT.

1. FIRST READING THE CHEVY PUBLICITY I THOUGHT BOY, THEY SURE HAVE A LOT OF COACHES BUYING CARS, OR SOMEBODY BUYING CARS FOR THEM. THEN I REMEMBERED, "COACH" WAS THE NAME USED IN THOSE EARLIER DAYS FOR A TWO-DOOR SEDAN. 

2. AS A GM AND CHEVY FAN, I THINK NANCY DREW SHOULD HAVE DRIVEN A CHEVY ROADSTER INSTEAD OF A PLYMOUTH ROADSTER, SO I PICKED OUT THE ABOVE RED OPEN CAR FOR HER.

3. WHEN WE MOVED TO APALACHICOLA, THE COUNTY JUDGE WAS A MUCH-LOVED FORMER CLERK OF COURT WHO HAD EITHER RUN FOR OR BEEN APPOINTED JUDGE. SHE WAS NOT A LAWYER BUT KNEW HER STUFF. BY THE TIME SHE RETIRED, APPARENTLY STATE LAW HAD CHANGED SO THAT A JUDGE HAD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BAR. APPARENTLY SOMETHING SIMILAR WAS THE CASE ALSO FOR JUDGE DOUGLAS, WRITTEN UP IN THE FRONT PAGE ARTICLE ABOVE.

4. GULF COAST HIGHWAY! BY THE TIME I CAME ALONG IN 1935 THE TWO MAIN BRIDGES INTO AND OUT OF BAY COUNTY HAD BEEN FINISHED. BEFORE THAT PEOPLE HAD TO USE FERRIES, OR THE TRAIN (WHICH IS HOW MY GRANDPARENTS TOOK ALFRED'S BODY TO PENSACOLA FOR BURIAL), OR I SUPPOSE DRIVE UP AND AROUND IDK, OR GO ON THE S.S. TARPON, WHICH IS HOW MY GRANDMOTHER BROUGHT MY FATHER FROM PENSACOLA HOME TO ST ANDREWS SOON AFTER HE WAS BORN.

TW





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