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PALATKA DAILY NEWS Hf READ TODAY'S NEWS TODAY IN THE NEWS Service To Grocers Continued and increasing business proves appreciation of the service we are rendering the retailers in our territory. We are now handling all standard goods at margins that are a surprise to other dealers. Our stock is fresh and up-to-the minute. Prompt shipment, accurate con signments and fair treatment, our motto. The Atlantic GroceryCo. Palatka, Florida UNITED STATES IS ON A 'WR SPREE IMPORT PRICES JUMPING TO KEEP PACE. Ter Capita Yearly Consumption Jumps From 33 to 83 Pounds a Decade FLORIDA READY FOR GEORGIA JAM TODAY BIG GRIDIRON BATTLE TO TAKE PLACE AT TAMPA. Crom Anderson Will be One of Stars For Florida Georgia Has Heavy Team. NEW YORK, Oct. 25 The asser tion that the Unied States has gone on a "sugar spree" since the advent of prohibition, lends interest to a se ries of compilations which compares cur sugar consumption in 1919 with previous years. They show that the quantity of sugar consumed in the United States in the year ending with June, 1919, was greater than in any year in the history of the country and the sums paid for it double those in the year preceeding the war. The sugar consumed by our people aggregated nearly 9,000,000,000 pounds in the fiscal year, 1919, against about 8,000,000,000 last year, 8,500,000,000 pounds in the year prior to the war, a little over 7,500,000,000 in 1910, 6,000,000,000 in 1905, 5, 000,000,000 in 1902 and 4,500, 000,000 in 1900. Thus the 1919 con sumption is about double that of 1900, although the population meantime has increased only 33 per cent. The av erage per capita consumption in 1919 was S3 pounds against 77 pounds per capita in 1918, 78 in 1916. 59 in 1900, 10 in 1890, 40 in 18S0 and 33 pounds per capita in 1S70. Our people, al though forming about 6 per cent of the wirld's population, cansumped lasc year nearly 25 per cent of the world's sugar production. The sums paid for sugar by our people in 1919 were far in excess of those of any earlier year. The av erage import price for the raw prod ucts brought in from foreign countries averaged a little more than five cents per pound (exclusive of duty) as against an average of two cents per pound in 1914, and the sums paid by hte consumers for all sugar pur chased during the year will approxi mate $1,000,000,000 as against a lit tle more than one-third of that sum in the year prior to the war. About one-fourth of the nearly 9, 000,000,000 pounds of sugar consum ed in the United States in the fiscal j car 1919 was produced in the United States, another one-fourth was pro duced in our islands and the remain der drawn from foreign countries. About three-fourths of the quantity produced in our own fields was from beets, and only one-fourth from cane, while all of that brought in from our islands or from foreign countries wts produced from cane. The aver age price paid for that entering the country from Hawaii in the fiscal year 1919 was 6.1 cents per pound and from Porto Rico 6.8 cents per pound, these figures being in all cases those of the raw product. TAMPA, Oct. 25 (Special) Prim ed for the battle of their career, con fident that a fighting team of 'Ga- ters can beat Georgia this year, though they admit it will take time and hard foot-ball, thirty husky young Florida Crackers real crackers, ev ery one of them reached Tampa at 10:30 last night from Gainesville to get in the finishing touches for the clash with Georgia Saturday after noon. The train was two hours late. Coming with the outfit was a piece of welcome news a telegram that arrived just before it left announc ing that Rondo Hatton, the 'Gator general, is eligible. They had rul ed Hatton ineligible, claiming he had played on a first-class college team before going to Florida. Carlton, the crack halfback from Wauchula, was finally decided ineligible until next year, as he came to Florida from Tech. The S. I. A. A. officers have ruled that Davis and Elkins, where Hatton went to school, is a prep school, and Hatton plays Sal uiday. There was a small mob of Florida alumni at the station to greet the eleven, and the lateness of the hour hadn't cut down the attendance a bit. The boys were autoed to the DeSoto, where Florida and Georgia colors have converted the lobby into a typical col lege scene. Injuries Chased. The team is in charge of Coaches Euser and Buie and Trainer Marshall. George Sparkman has also joined the squad to help it into shape and ac companied the team to Tampa. Mrs. Buser is along with the team and there were a number of students with the team in addition to Cheer Leader Spain. With the team were: Captain Sparkmen, Manager Mor gan, Wutchrich, Baker, Perry, Con- nell, Webb, Thomas, Goldsby, dem ons, Buie Yancey, Olson, Warner, Swanson, Caro, B. Anderson, C. An derson, C. L. DeVane, Merrin, Leo Yilson, Wiggins, Ford, Hatton, Stan ley, Norton and Bushnell. Iniuries which have kept several men on the anxious seat for several davs been cleaned up by Trainer Mar shall and he stated last night the en- tireuad is ready for the game, and fit for the fight. 'Y' GIRLS BUSY ON THE RHINE FOUND DEAD AT DESK. '. PALMETTO, Oct. 25 (Special ) The funeral of Victor Nettles, one of the most prominent business men of Palmetto, was held at his residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The re mains were interred in the local cem etery. Mr. Nettles' death came as a greet shock to his many friends. He was frt Us office Attending to his usual routine of business, had phoned his wife only a short time before some men came to see him and found him dead at hi desk. Staff of 30 Making Arangements for Winter Entertainment of Yanks. Fresh chile con-eorae daily at John Mall em '8 place. First street. NEW YORK, Oct. 25 Women in the Rhineland, organized into one of the most efficient units the Y. M. C. A. ever has had overseas, are making preparations for the entertainment and comfort of the American forces in Germany this winter. Official announcement comes from the wo man's department of the association here that a staff of at least thirty will be kept in and around Coblentz as long as the army desires their presence. The canteen girls chosen for this work are the pick of 3000 or more whose experience was gained with the A. E. F. All of them volunteered to remain. Mis Virginia Newcomb, one-time instructor in Columbia Uni versity is in eharge of the group. ' The warm welcome accorded the Palatka Daily News has been most encour aging to the publishers. It is proof positive that the American people are demanding more speed, even in getting the world's news. We print it the day it happens. The afternoon paper is steadily gaining in public favor. It is distinctly the home paper everywhere. World's Greatest Afternoon Service The Palatka Daily News carries the United Press afternoon service. This organization serves more afternoon papers than any two news associations in the country. It is crisp, interesting and reliable. It speaks for itself as it is presented daily in the columns of the Daily News. This servioe will be increased in number of words as soon as additional facilities for handling it are received. Why We Chose The Afternoon Field The publishers chose'to enter the afternoon field, in preference to the morn ing field for reasons that are so obvious that there was no occasion for hesi tancy. ' If experience had proven that the morning fields is the most de sirable in cities the size of Palatka present conditions here would not have depided the publishers not to enter that field. But the afternoonfieldfis the field for the advertiser and the reader locally. In the United States there are two afternoon papers for every morning'paper In Elorida there are nineteen afternoon papers and eleven morning papers. In no city is there a morning paper where there isn't an afternoon paper except Palatka. These figures prove that the demand of advertisers is that their store news shall be circulated on theday it is printed and on the day that current news happenings are chronicled. In large centers of population the morning papers depends, to' a large extent, on its general circulation outside the local field. - Seventy-five per cendjof the advertising for local readers in New York and Chicago is carried by the afternoon papers, The afternoon paper goes into the home before supper, just when the house wife is finishing her day's work and when the husband has come home from his labors. From it is mapped out tomorrow's purchases, as there is no time in the morning for wife or husband to look over'the morniug paper un til after the first rush of 'activity incident to the starting of the day. This is the age of speed and people want the news the day it happens, why the publishers chose to enter the afternoon field. That's A Paper For All Of The People THE DAILY NEWS will be published in the interest of all of the people of Palatka and Putnam County first. Our editorial aims and purposes will be found on the editorial page. 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