Manuscripts/Mixed Material [St. Elmo W. Acosta]
“I remember, too, when people laughed at my idea for individuals to have their names on pins on their coats, as a gesture of friendliness, enabling people to more easily get acquainted. Now, the officers in banks have plates on their desks with their names in plain view, the floor men have their full name on pins on their coats, the barbers have their chairs marked with their names, and ladies wear pins with their initials on their dresses and handbags. Oh, well, how times change!
“When I was a city commissioner, I advocated building an auditorium on the property owned by the city on Market Street and Hogans Creek, and at the last bond election, it was gratifying that of several sites presented, the people overwhelmingly voted for the Market Street location.
“I was also the prime mover in efforts to obtain the city-owned airport, golf course, and radio broadcasting station; also started the initial movement for the Municipal Books, and later their enlargement to their present capacity.
“Another thing I advocated was taking the sewerage out of the St. Johns River and putting in a reduction plant; also extending the present sewer away from Ortega along the St. Johns River and down the length of Memorial Park, doing away with the pollution of the