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A v v PAGE NO. 8. PALATKA DAILY NEWS : PALATKA'S PERSONAL AND SOCIAL LIFE : : 4 E. E. White returned last night from a business trip down the East Coast. Mrs. W. A. Walton and sons, Weymes and Albert, Mrs. J. E. Lucas and little daughter, Mary, motored to Jacksonville this morning to spend the day. there. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Pearce and Mjss Mildred Pearce motored .to Jacksonville this afternoon to re main until Sunday afternoon. S. C. Warner, of Esperanza, was in the city yesetrday afternoon. J. F. Uladney, of Hastings, was here yesterday afternoon on busi ness. R. H. Cooper feturned home Fri day from a vsit of several days in Quincy, Fla. Dr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Blackman, of Jacksonville, former president of the Florida Live Stock Association, stopped a few hours in Palatka to day, enroute from Jainesville to Jacksonville. Misses Clark and Rhodes of San Mateo are in Palatka shopping today. Mr. and Mrs. L. Tenny and little daughter, Charles Anderson and Lew Barsltow motored to Gainesville today to attend the football game between Florida University and Mercer Uni versity. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wangblicher of Satsunua are visiting here today. Mrs. Grover Arnold will leavsfthis afternoon for Columbus, Ga., where she will visit her mother for some time. I. N. Hall and daughter of Banner, ville are here today. Miss Ethel Gillett of Interlachen v ill return borne today after her stay of two months in Palatka. A. Payne end sister, Miss Lula Payne of Satsuma are in the Gem City today. Miss Sarah Bard left this afternoon fox Welaka where she will spend the week-end. D. Bphennon of Springside is in th city today. Frank Sands has returned from his trip to Florahome. Clay Higginbotham of the Armour Co leaves this afternoon to spend Sunday in Gainesville. Duff McLeod of Welaka waa here clever suggestions for the year's work Short addresses were made by two of the past presidents, Mrs. S. J. Hil- buro and Mrs. J. L. Dumsford. An interesting feature of the program was the part devoted to "vacation notes," in whioh Mrs. Mann gave a clever and graphic sketch of her ino tor trip through the west to Yellow Stone Park. Mrs. Alston, HAilF charmed the audience with two beauti ful vocal numbers. After adjourn ment, the social committee served the members with cake and punch. NO SUGAR IN SIGHT Palatkan Have Settled Down Putting Syrup in Coffee to Another day has passed and not a pound of sugar arrived in Palatka and the scant store on hand has been practically exhausted in every home. Syrup ..is now being used in coffee at the local cafes and, no doubt, in many homes. Those so fortunate as to possess a few ounces of sugar are conserving t as if it were precious in deed. Jobbers say there is little chance of securing sugar in the immedate future. It was reported here yes terday that two shiploads had land- ad in Tampa from Cuba, and a num ber of dealers wired to find out. They found out the rumor was untrue. One of the greatest sufferers from the famine is the Palatka Bakery, Mr. Whittaker says that unless he can get some sugar he will have to shut down his pie and cak edepart ment as his supply is exhausted. He has been in communication with all the large markets but is promised no relief. CONTRAC FOR GRADING NEW PROJECTS TO BE MADE . Engineer Employed and Everything Ready to Bridge Sand Beds For mer Roads. , BIG CRUISERS FOR JAPAN. Two of 40,000 Tons and 22 Other Warships on Building Program. ystrds -syttferhoon. . "... 1 L .Roberts of Putnam Hall is t business visitor in the Gem City to. day. Mrs. John Fink, Mrs. H. Schafer, and little daughter, Shirley, and Mrs, Chdever are visitors here this after noon from Nashua. Lieut, and Mrs. R. H. Spicer will inrrive this afternoon after spending several weeks in various eastern ci t.es, including New York City, and Laurel, Delaware. They will re main m Palatka as the guests of Mrs. Spicer's mother's, Mrs. H. W. Daugberty for two weeks. Lieut. Spicer has recently received his re lease from the navy and after his visit here will accept the position as Captain upon an ocean steamer run ning between New York and France. Mr. and, Mrs. E. S. Hubbard, of Federal Point are visitors here to day. Miss Mary Y. Atchinson, and niece, Irene, are shoppers here today from Federal Point. Mrs. J. A. Helms, and sister,' Mrs. J. Wi. Dietz of New Smyrna are in Palatka today. S. C. Stallings returned today from iiunnell w'here he has been on busi ness, and will spend the week-end hare. E. E .Wlhte will leave for St. Au gustine this afternoon and remain for the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. DeWolf, of Crescent City are visitors here today. H. F. Urie returns this afternoon from his trip to Fort Pierce where he visited his sons. Mrs. Flora Stevenson has returned home after her visit to friends in Missouri, and neighboring states. Frederick Lee Brown, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Urie, arrived this morning. He will remain here with Mr. and Mrs. Urie and attend the Putnam County school. TOKIO, Oct 18-iAccording to Jap. anese newspapers, the Government has decided to build two battle eras ers and twenty-two other warships comlmiencing the next fiscal year and the estimates for these ships will be submitted to the next eesaku at the Diet fox approval. The o1 -tern win ne tne 4D,x)0-tn class and their cost of construction is estimat ed at 120,000,000 yen (about $60,000, 000.) In addition, there will be three light cruisers, six destroyers, twelve submarines and three river gunboats. The disbursement is to be spread over three years from the next fiscal year. The building of two 40,000-ton battle cruisers is for the purpose of completing the "eight-and-eight" squadron which has been decided up on by Japan as necessary for the de fense of the country. STARKE, Fla., Qot( 18. At n meeting of the trustees of Special Roach .and Bridge District Nol, Bradford county, held Wednesday af ternoon at the office of the Bank of Starke it was decided to begin at the earliest practicable date . to begin grading on the road from tha Clay county line east of Starke to Raif ord, and on the road leading - from the Santa Fe river road to Brooker. The trustees at this meeting em ployed G. L. Barnard, at present a di vision engineer for the State Highway Department, as supervising engineer for all road work within the district. Mr. Barnard will enter upon his du ties as soon after November 1st as it is possible for him to be relieved from his present position. .. First of all he wUl direct the repair of such bridges within the district as are now in bad condition, and look after urgent road repairs. Wlhen this work is well in hand he will begin to make the necessary surveys for the grading of the roads to Raiford and Brooker. In the meantime $50,000 worth of the bonds will be offered for sale and it is hoped by the trustees thrat every thing will be in readiness to let the grading contracts early in January. The grading of the roads is prelim inary to the hard-surfacing,, whioh will be reached just as soon as con ditions are ripe for this feature of the work. -" While the grading is being done by the trustees on the Raiford and Prooker roads the State Highway De partment will be grading the . road north and south across the county, and it begins to look as if Bradford county is soon to be numbered among the counties that have a system of frrst-cflass roads. 1 ' "SKY PILOT" 18 FIRST IN GREAT AERO CONTEST MINEOLA, N. Y. Oct. 18 (United Press.) Lieutenant Belvin W. May nard, the famous sky pilot, won the transcontinental air race when he ar rived here from San Francisco at one rifty o'clock this afternoon. He had already won one leg of the race, reaching San Francisco from Mineo la ahead of the large field of contes tants last week. The great shouts greeted tne preacher aviator when his plane appeared over the field. Mrs. Maynard, with her two children, waited at the edge of the group around the landing field. Maynard embraced his wife, kissed her sever al times as the children clamored to obtain his attention. FOR ONE AVIATION HEAD. ' Gen. Mitchell Advocates Centralized Control Criticizes Liberty , Motor. We have tt the goods - 1 I Telephone n & "PALATKA HARMACY The Good Drug Store PHOSPHATE MINE RESUMES. . ... I jndustr Si y.ln 1'olk County To -He In creased. WASHINGTON, Oct 18. A. sepa rate department to control all Ameri can aviation, military, naval and ci vilian, was advocated by Brigadier General Mitchell, chief of aviation in the American Expeditionary Forces, before the House sub -commit tee in vestigating aviation expenditures to day. This idea was being carried out in Germany, the committee was told. ' Germany is now developing her air service up to the minute," the Gen eral said. "WRth her navy destroy ed, she is devoting attention to the creation of a tremendous air fleet." General Mitchell criticized the Sig nal Corps for failure to co-operate with (representatives of the Air De partment in France, whioh, he charg ed, caused considerable delay in the development of an efficient air force. During April, May, and June, 1917, the General complained, he could get no response from Washington to his requests for funds to conduct investi gations. He Wade recommenda tions for Spads, Brady, and Salmon IN THE CHURCHES. Presbyterian Church. Rev. Donald MacQaeen, D. D., min ister. Services 11:30 a. m., and 8:30 p. m. Subject morning, "The Mian Who Missed." Evening, "Caught in the Current." Sunday school 10:15-a. m., Fred Merrill superintendent. Midweek service of prayer, Wednes day at 8:30 pi in. Visitors and strangers are cordklly invited to worship with us. BahT'OW, Oct. l&(Special.) The Export Phosphate Company, whose mines are located west of town and whose plant has been shut down for some time, is preparing to reopen wiiwi treble the former capacity by installation of new machinery which has been purchased. This company has also added large ly to its holdings of phosphate land, to the amount of $2,000,000. Renew al of work at this plant will mean employment of about 500 men at an early date. Seventh Day Adventists 114 S. 8th Street Saturday Oct 18, Sabbath School at 9:30 a. m. Quarterly service at 10:30 a. m. Sunday night service at 8:15: Sub ject, "The Language of Miracles," a combination of the istame topic stud, died last Sunday night. Wednesday at 8:15 p. m. prayer service. ; " . . . . - -. WE MUST ADVERTISE FLORIDA WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING. The opening meeting of the Wo man's club held in the club house Fri day, afternoon was well attended, in spite of the down pour of rain which beganust at the hour of the meet ing. The house looked exceptionally lovely decorated in golden rod, golden glow and ferns, which carried out the club's solars, green end gold. The 'president's address was delivered in a charming manner and was full of. If any country, or section of coun try could know a year in advance that the tide of tourist travel would get most heavily its way, it would be worth millions to the people of that country or section. If any people or ection had a monopoly of the means of reaching the possible tourist traveler, for just one season, that people and section could ,'retire" after the season's close and "live happily ever after." But the tourist traveler himself does not know where he is going next season ,or even this season, until well near to the time for him to start. Therefore, the wise section and country has adopted the plan of appealing to him through pictures, descriptions and stories from the mouth of those who have seen and enjoyed in person the things they speak of. inac every pan oi tne world is appealing strongly to the money laden American of today, is evident wnen one dicks up sucn papers as the New York Times and sees in it quarter-pages telling you to "Make Switzerland your headquarters." "The land of Tell has been renowned in history and literature for more thn two thousand years." Quarter pages bidding us "Visit Brave Bel gium. Largest and best steamships; best hotels; finest trains and auto mobile rides." Columns beckon you o'er the pathway of the sun" to Japan and the Phillipines, Columns crying, "Ho, for the West Indies." "Restful days where summer spends its winter." Advertisements of "all outside accommodations and electric fans," for a cruise to Egypt and In dia, Holland, France, Sweden, Java, Norway, the Bermudas, South Am. "" tuumries utaiy and even Germany) are biddng for the tourist travel this season. rttoB IT i ..:. luiiua ace any warning in mis: uoes fionda read that the general advertising the railroad ad rainsiration is going to. give this State is not enough, because he rail way administration is going to give just as stronsr advertising for Maine ana California and the Western Rockies as it is going to give Flori- iaa: ii sportentiously "up to" Florida to meet severe competition foi the tourist travel this approaching sea sonson. It is absolutely that Florida present her case so vividly, so persistently and so attract ively, that there shall be no doubt in ttve mind of the prospective trav eler wnere he will go after h eler after he has once read Florida story. xm otaie nas waked up, and is snowing a rousing aptitude to go af ter its rights. There never wag a time when Florida needed more bl the proper kind of advertising plac ed in the proper place than this win. ter. It is the last winter for sevo.l years that Florida will be practically "the logical place to go," for, after mis, travel will be Eeneral nvr ft, giobe, and the hitherto almot in,. posible trip around the earth will be come a comfort and pleasure at fi. urea easily paid by the average man or woman or traveling instinct. fcvery city in Florida needs tn get busy at once with a publicity fund sufficient to make it known In proper manner, and over a territory which cover the ranges of its draw ing posibilities. Tampa Tribune. once s .nes, but these vre ignored."" Bu uenerai rersimng arrived in France conditions changed. De Haviland four's and the Liber ty motor were severely criticised by the aviation chief. "The DeHavi land four's are not good ships, and we do not want them," he said. The Liberty motor, General Mitchell as serted, was "just a -?ood first at tempt" It was made "by men who know nothing about the conditions of war," he continued, "and only in me dium altitudes is it a good motor. Methodist Church, Crescent City. Sunday school at 10:30 a. m., A. E. Lounds, Superintendent Preaching 11:30 a. m. and 8 p. m. Youn are cordially invited to come and worship with us. WILLIAM H. FUNK, Pastor. HOLLISTER TO HAVE FAIR Splendid Line of Exhibits and Amuse ments November 15. SHOE PRICES TO STAY HIGH. Mcfclwain Denies Reports That He Forecast a Recession. NEW YORK, Oot 18. J. F. Mc- Elwain, President of the Boot and Shoe Manufacturers' Association, last night gave out this statement: 'My remarks at the Middle States Shoe Wholesalers' convention in New York yesterday have been misquoted m the papers today. "The fact is that there has been a decline of opproximately 20 per cent. in the price of hides from the high point reached in August, it, howev er, must be borne in mind that shoe prices have never reached the high peak represented by the August price of hides, and have in reality been based on hide values no higher, and in many cases considerably! lower, than now prevail. 'Shoe factories have today a lar ger volume of orders on hand than can be taken care of during the next three or four months. During that period they will require a large quan tity of hides, leather and other sup plies. Desirable leather is extreme ly scarce and cannot be quickly ob tained. 'There is, therefore, no indication of a recession in the price of shoes in the near future. It is my opin ion that shoe prices for Spring will be no lower than at present." DR. KUND MEYER DEAD. LONDON, Oct. 18. Announcement is maae in Berlin or the death on Leipsic of Dr. Kuno Meyer, profes sor of Celtic language and literature at the University of Berlin. nn ...wc mvwataon la extended to every one to attend these services. L. COPE, Elder. Hollister is making great prepa rations for a community fair on Sat urday, November 15. There will be exhibits of agricultural products, live stock, economics, school exercises, public addresses, community address es and judging and awarding of prizes No admission will be charged to the fair, and everybody is cordially invited to be present Ribbons and prises have been offered for the exhib its and the winners will be included in the exhibit which the county will make at the state fair. - The credit for getting up the fair is due, largely, to the following commit tee C L. Whitehead, C. Brunner, H. JL Custead, J. D. Livinerton, .and L. S. Turbyville. f St Marks Episcopal Church. Holy Communion at 8: a. m. . Sunday school at 9:45 ajn. Morning prayer and sermon 11:00 a. m. Evening prayer and sermon 8:00 p, m. Everybody welcome. Come and wor ship with us. J. H. WEBBER-THOMPSON Rector. at at Profitable Well. A Pennsylvania corporation that has been prospecting for petroleum In Co lombia has topped a well that produces profitably after passing through oll beaiing sunds. 111111 : m. :; ;s :S :; N O T I C E ,'E the undersigned Auto mobile Dealers and and Garage Men, on and after November 1st, 1919, will op erate our business on a strictly CASH basis: E. R. BENEDICT CENTRAL GARAGE J. B. DARBY J. R. FOWLER FORD SALES CO PALATKA OAKLAND CO. PALATKA AUTO & SUPPLY E. D. SIMS . , . - ,. BRAIDENTOWN GETS TEACHERS BRAIDENTOWJN, Oct 18.-iSpe-cial.) The executive committee of the Florida State Teachers' Associa tion met here today and completed ar rangements for the annual convention of itfiat body. It will be in session three days Dec 30 to Jan. 1, inclusive. It is expected the convention will be attended by teachers from all parts of the state. Announcement gram wUU be mjade later. A'