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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, March 09, 1951, Image 6

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Popular Fernandina Postmaster
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LOUIS GOLDSTEIN
Louis Goldstein, well known throughout the state, is the popular
postmaster of Fernandina, Florida. No one in this fast-growing
community is prouder of Fernandina than is its postmaster. Re
cently in another issue of The Southern Jewish Weekly, Mr. Gold
stein wrote the following notes, which bear repeating:
Now a word about Fernandina
and Amelia Island. The Island is
two miles wide and eighteen
miles long, situated on the most
northern tip of Florida. We boast
of historical lore. While we have
no “Fountain of Youth”, it is be
lieved Ponce de Leon set foot on
Amelia Island before reaching St.
Augustine. Amelia Island may
also be termed the Treasure Is
land. A piratical rendezvous, the
famous Captain Kidd found safe
and easy shelter. Fernandina and
Amelia Island is noted for its nat
ural beauty and prominence in
the early advancement of our
state, politically and commer
cially. As a port of entry, Fer
nandina was recognized through
out the world. Norfolk is its
nearest competitor. We boast of
the first tourist hotel in Florida,
“The Eggmont”; the first seashore
hotel in Florida, the “STRATH
MORE”; the first railroad in
Florida was built from Fernan
dina to Cedar Keys, a direct line.
Water commerce grew to great
proportions. Five and six masted
BEST WISHES
CEMENT PRODUCTS CO.
Precast Septic Tanks installed
under State Supervision
Sidewalks, steps, concrete
work and concrete block
buildings built to
your order.
READY MIXED CONCRETE
Cement
Products Co.
Phone 4712 Res. 3392
FERNANDINA FLA.
BEST WISHES ALWAYS
LOCKWOOD'S DBUG STORE
The REXALL Store
Phone 3102 Phone 3362
Third and Center Sts. Fernandina, Florida
schooners, now seldom seen, and
steam vessels of huge carrying
cargo, found safe anchorage and
berths awaiting cargo. There
were fifteen licensed pilots and
three steam tugs to take care of
water traffic. River traffic, too,
was well recognized: one steamer
making daily round trips from
Brunswick, Ga., and another sail
ing daily up the St. Mary’s River
as far as King Ferry, Fla. Car
goes consisted of lumber, naval
stores and phosphate rock; the
latter was the first such water
borne cargo from our state.
Politically, we boast of the first
Florida Senator in the Congress
of the United States, the late
Senator Fitzhugh Lee, a citizen
of Fernandina. Fort Clinch, built
in the early fifties stands out as
a sentinel on the tip of the island
and is now known as Fort Clinch
and scenic from every angle.
State Park, beautifully wooded
Fernandina Beach, recently in
corporated into a township, is
growing rapidly as a seashore re
sort. The recently built modem
hotel, ocean pier, . courts and
modern cottages with every con
venience is well filled, and lastly,
Highway 105, now 75% complete
and which will connect us with
Heckshire Drive and on down
the Eastcoast of Florida.
In the greater unity that comes
of tolerance is our strength. Never
before have we so much needed
togetherness. Tolerance can light
the way.
—John H. Crider
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
FEMANDIM, FLORIDA
"One of she World's Largest Shrimp Centers"
Looking For
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(Continued from Page 3)
day about her experience in try
ing to learn Hebrew. I told her
that I had heard Jabotinsky once
say that we should try to make
the study of Hebrew as much fun
as possible. To illustrate his
point he told a story about an
English-Jewish lady who was
making a speech in Tel Aviv.
She began her speech with an
apology saying she could not read
her notes because she had lost
her michnasayim, which means
pants. She had meant to say
mishkafayim which is the word
for glasses.
You tell a story like that to
anyone studying Hebrew,, said
Jabotinsky, and he will never
forget that michnasayim is pants
and miskafayim is glasses. So if
you want to learn Hebrew, he
said, have fun.
As a matter of fact, one does
have a lot of fun learning a new
language. I think one of the
chief attractions of going to Israel
is trying to catch on to the new
language. I remember seeing
how the young American girls
coming on a visit would get so
much pleasure in the restaurants
calling off the Hebrew terms on
the menus, and I surely had
many funny experiences myself.
There was the time for instance
when I stopped a couple on the
street and asked a street direction
in Hebrew, thinking that they
knew no English. They looked
baffled and as I left I heard one
say to the other in perfectly good
English, "I think I know what
that guy was asking!" But I
won't write about this either. I
just somehow don't know what
to write about today.
BROTHERHOOD
IN ACTION
BY FRED A. STERN
Jews as well as Protestant and
datholc Christians will acclaim
the action of Henry Ford 11, pres
ident of the Ford Motor Company,
in presenting a million dollars to
the National Conference of Chris
tians and Jews for the purpose
of erecting a “World Brother
BEST WISHES
Complete
Household Furnishings
Philco Appliances
Goolsby-Ingram
Furniture Co., Inc.
Telephone 3858
P. O. Box 774
210 CENTER STREET
FERNANDINA, FLORIDA
GREETINGS
Fernandina
Gas
Company
TELEPHONE 3858
fernandina; fla.
hood” headquarters for the Con
ference in New York City near
the site of the United Nations.
Mr. Ford’s gift came appropri
ately on the eve of the celebra
tion of the National Conference’s
annual Brotherhood Week from
February 18th to 25th. It was as
BEST WISHES
SEASIDE INN
PHONE 9091 1998 SOUTH FLETCHER
FERNANDINA, FLORIDA
GREETINGS
FRANK NAYER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
117 S. Second Street Phone 4244
FERNANDINA, FLORIDA
BEST WISHES
FLORIDA PUBLIC
f§|} UTILITIES COMPANY
116 CENTER STREET
FERNANDINA, FLORIDA
BEST WISHES ALWAYS
S. R. MERROW, JR.
PHONE 3291 P. O. BOX 684
Distributors of—
GULF OIL CORPORATION
HIGH-GRADE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Fernandina, Florida
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GREETINGS
RAYONIER .
INCORPORATED
FERNANDINA TIMBER DIVISION
21 South Fourth St. Mail Address, Box 728
FERNANDINA, FLORIDA
BEST WISHES
WOODWARD MOTOR CO.
Sal« CHEVROLET Swvk.
Bth Street Telephone 26
FERNANDINA, FLORIDA
, GREETINGS
SUPEBIOB LAUNDRY
anl DRY CLEANING
Phone 4171 Try Our Up-io-Date Dry Cleaning
BUNDLES OF SATISFACTION —WE USE SOFT WATER
FOOT OF CENTER ST.—FERNANDINA, FLA.
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Friday, March 9, 1901
if the head of the Ford Motor
Company wished to demonstrate
in this manner his whole-hearted
adherence to the cause of mutual
tolerance and cooperation be
tween the three great religious
groups in this country and else
where.

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