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PALATKA DAILY NEWS
I ideates that our northern friends are beginning to appre ! ciate the splendid fall season in Florida and each year - i have, been comSncr down a little earlier. Ini all of the Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, at Palatka, towns in the county the arrivals are also unusually heavy ptlatlm IhuUj Stents Florida, by Vickersfi Guerry. M. M. Vickers Business Manager Goode M. Guerry Editor. Miss Nell Lucas Society Editor. The management reserves the right to reject all ob jectionable advertising. Rates for advertising space made known on application. , Subscription prices in advanc fW Murf $5.00 One month 60c Six months 82.60 One week 15c Application made for Entr- Into the Post Office at Palat ka, Florida, as Second Class Mail Matter. Delivered Anywhere in the City By Carrier for 15 Cents Per Week. Telephone 195 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1919. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Subscribers who do not get their paper are re- quested to call 195. The News wants every person in Palatka to get a paper every day and we will use every effort to see that it is delivered. THE COUNTY UNIT. Last Monday this paper intimated that one of the stumbling blocks in the way of road construction in Put nam county is the present district unit system. We fur ther intimated that the unit system was adopted after the country districts had outvoted Palatka for building a bridge and certain roads. State Senator, the Hon. W. A. Russell, prints a com munication in another column in which he lays the blame to Palatka. Be that as it may, the iniquity of the sys tem has been proven, not only in this county, but in oth ers. Palatka may have been the first to adopt the unit system, but it may also be true that Palatka saw in this the only means to get what few miles of roads this dis trict now enjoys. Mr. Russell is a member of the State senate. He knew of this system here, made possible by legislative en i.ctment, and if he is so much opposed to it, and has been, he might have had it changed. However, we do not as sume to suggest this as criticism. We believe the rem edy will be applied when the tax payers are sufficiently aroused to see that we cannot make progress divided as we are. anu tnere is iivue uouuu uui 'wmi, uj uxic cim ,inbn we will have a one hundred per cent, visiting list, Tampa has about quieted down on the proposition for J a four city fair. So far as we have been able to deter mine the sentiment is unanimously against the proposi tion of dividing the expositi.on. It is certain that there wild1 not be four, and probably not any. ETD COMTMIIETHIS WEEK CITIZENS GENERALLY URGED TO HELP PUT IT OVER The Putnam Post of the American Legion was alun- cbed last night with a splendid membership. That it will be a potent factor in the affairs of city, county and state is certain. It is made up of red blooded young men, fired by ideals which the great event broadened and crystalized. The News predicts that it will always be found in the fore i ront of all movements for the betterment of the country. A boom has been launched at Clearwater for Dixie M. Hollins for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This is one department of the state's affairs where The News believes there is need for some new blood. Mr. HolUins has won quite a reputation for himself as a pro gressive educator and is sure to make a vigorous campaign. The incident at Centraliia, Wash., is one of many of I he Kind that may be expected to result just so long an c reposition to the government is tolerated. The News has been told by several gentlemen that it is no uncommon thing in New York to hear men openly denouncing the government. The lamp posts which Minister Garrard inlormed the Kaiser were located in America are still standing. TOURISTS ON THE MOVE. We have talked with several gentlemen recently who travel the East Coast in automobiles. They bring sto ries which are sometimes hard to believe. They tell of perfect caravans of automobiles, sometimes stretching for more than two miles, loaded with tourists coming to escape the rigors of the r.cithern winter and to enjoy soma of Florida's balmy climate. These same travellers also tell of the camps that arc pitcl.e.i aicrx t' 2 read by thoce who a.e enjoying the open a t, sometimes as many as fifty cars being parked in one place. Such scenes as these have never been reported, or at -icarf, c: ..h ' ge stale. It is significant of conditions which will prevail when the great tide of travel really begins. Vwi;.i (Kes it all mean to Palatka? It means that we are neglecting a great opportunity to do some pulling advertising. We need the ulti-ution, at least of the tour i..t?j although they may pass on through. We need to let them know the opportunity here for the establishment of perim.!:.';.i business, whether they ecme here for pleas ure winLcrs or not. WILL PUTNAM TOE UP? FaJiing to reach its quota in the allotted time Putnam cour,i.y is Lke.l to continue its effort to enroll 3,200 Red Cross members. The effort will be continued until Sat urday and the official returns will be published Monday. The amount asked of each citizen of the county is less than ten cents per month. Ten cents per month would hiiiJly be missed by any man, woman or child in this county. Let's give it. Let's put up for the fellow whj hasn't the money handy at the time he is solicited. Pershing says stamp out the Bols. neard this before. Seems we have Jacksonville failed to get the cargo of tugar which many had been led to believe would soon be there. No doubt there are some sour tempers in the metropolis today. mucn A rro.iitable exhibit at the state fair will mea for Putnam county. Cooperation is needed to make it a success. If you haven't an exhibit you can make your self encourage some of your farmer friends to put one in. Hoover says the price of foodstuff will recede imme diately. If we thought it would do any good we woUi. make the same prediction, bv Hoover's experience. We prefer, however, to profit Senator Martin is dead. No President ever had as many advance notices of his condition as Senator Martin. So far as we have been able to determine he was of no particularly potency in the Senate or in his home town Cold weather is promised for this section Friday. Ev erybody in this section usually waits until the frost is on the ground before thinking about a few sticks of wood. Better stock up now. It begins to look that the leaders in the miners' strike are usinc an insiduous influence which we called p-r-o-p-a g-a-n-d-a during th war. To the world they publish a re call of the strike order, but thus far few of the strikers have heeded it. Never before have so many of our northern friends errived as this year and Palatka's streets contain more familiar faces that were missing during the summer .v,, th-ary ever before this early in the falL This in- Eesults of Enrollment Will Be An nounced Monday Country is Working 4, WITH OUR READERS. ,4. Editor News: I enjoyed your editorial of last Monday entitled, Where We Stumble." And I agree with your position that all roads should be so planned that they will "lead to Rome" I mean Palatka. Like yourself, I have always contended that in the atter of road building, school support and other matters of county concern foh which bonds are to be issued, the :ounty should be the unit. A mistake was made when, n deference to public demand, a law was enacted at Tal lahassee opening the way for the organization in the onntiiis of sDecial tax districts, both for roads and bridges as weld as schools. However, it is rather late now to attempt to remedy; though if a remedy is attempt ed it seems to me proper that it should emanate from the county seat. Pardon me, however, if I dissent from this statement in your editorial. "It is said by some of those who should know that the present condition arose because of jealousy of some of the other towns in the county, sections that thought t Palatka wanted it all. They couldn't see that wha helped Palatka helped the entire county. They duln t ant to bear their fair share of constructing hard sur faced roads from Palatka to the county boundary lines to connect up with the good roads built by other counties un- !er the county unit plan." Pardon me, but some one has been "joshing" you. One of the first special taxroad districts formed in Puc t.am county was the Palatka special tax road district. The limits of this district were not suggested by people living in those "other towns in the county" which you accuse f "jealousy." The plans for the Palatka district, with its limitations, were tne onsprmg m uie vi-gaiiiaui". which was known as the Palatka board of trade, the pre- lecessor in organized municipal activities of your present business Men's Association. The "other towns , of the county had no hand in the planning, and neither were they consulted. Palatkans in this matter worked solely in a short-sighted manner for Palatka, leaving the "other towns" to their own devices to make connections with the Palatka roads. Well, some of them have made efforts and have fail Others are trying. The Rodman failure was mosc lamentable, but was not due to any neglect on the part f the people of the district, but solely because the then ueard of county commissioners failed to exact a "GOOi.) and SUFFICIENT" bond from the contractor, who failed. The Crescent City section was compelled to utilize the recial tax district system in order to connect with the . .... . ixoAfi. Palatka district road which was stopped at aau .uiueu, iicichy generously (?) leaving three miles of flatwooda ad from San Mateo to Dunn's Creek without basis for .rganization owing to lack of taxable values. Crescent City, Pomona, Lake Como, Satsuma, Wela .: according to your reckoning, belong in that "jealous," other town" class, but you are mistaken in thus cataloug ng them. They but followed Palatka.s lead. In fact tiiere was nothing else lor tnem to no u hkj nci w.uii. a road. It mav be too late to ever unite these districts, but t s not too ate tor I'aiatKa to jump m im 'v building that road to McMeekm through Francis, Hollis- ter, Mannville, Interlachen, Keuka, tdgar and jonnson. Paiatka ought to get up on its hind legs and nouer lor that road; it ought to spend money for its construction. It is an important feeder for the city and the SECTION NEEDS HELP and NEEDS IT NOW. Very truly, yours, W. A. RUSSELL. Crescent City, It has been definitely determined to cntinue the Red Cross Roll Call for the remainder of the week, winding up the drive Saturday night in all sec tions of the county. Unless there is a very material increase in interest Putnam will fall short by nearly fifty per cent. Chairman George R. Hilty wasi call ed to Birmingham rather unexpected ly and the work of directing the re maining days u? the campaign will fall on the shoulders of Mrs. Pearce. Palatka Heights still leads all dis tricts in percentage having run its general average up to 156 per cent. Ward No. 4 in the city is second with a percentage of 96. The second ward ia third with 86. In the country districts both Mann ville, with a percentage of 120 and Edgar with a percentage of 112, have gone over the top. Reports from oth er points show the following percentages. Crescent City, 29; Federal Point, 12; Grandin, 52; Interlachen, 44; Lake Cento, 50; oJhnson, 10; Pomona, 56; Putnam Hall, 24; San Mateo, 53; Satsuma Hights, 70. E. W. Case were Palatka visitors Thursday. Miss May Holt, has returned to her bomb in Hagute, after spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. A. M. Andrews. Mrs. H. K. Wilfenden of Palatka, was a Keuka visitor Saturday. E. W Case is spending a few days in Gainesville. A. M. Andrews spent Wednesday in Hague. ' ! , j' Fresh chile con-corne daily at John Mallem's place. First street. SandsBros. Denim, Contractors and ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS Electrical Repair Work Done Anywhere In State. GASOLINE ENGINES, LAUNCH ANIJ AUTO SUPPLIES. MARINE Palatka HARDWARE Florida KEUKA NOTES. Our newly weds Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Matchett, have moved into the cottage owned by G. W. Bobier. The marriage took place a few weeks ago a I the home of the bride's parents at Kr.cxviUe, Teun., We wish them a successful journey on the sea of mat rimony. J. F. Woodruff, G. W. Bobier and For Sale or Rent ALLEN PLACE Twenty acre farm within mile and one half of Court House at Palatka; 12 acres under fence and in cultivation; good new 4-room house, screened; good neighbor hood, PRICE $2000. YEARLY RENTAL $150, FRED T. MERRILL GET SOME of our New Florida Cane Syrup IT WILL HELP YOU TO DO WITHOUT SUGAR ' The Quality and Quantity Store. " L. C. STEPHENS Cer. Kirby and Morrii Phone 84 You" Peiy 15 Cents FOR A PERFEOT SHAVE AT BROWNING'S Barber Shop "THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH" t LADIES! : i T : Look Young! I FRESHEN UP YOUR SKIN' TOUCH UP YOUR HAIR. LET ME HELP YOU. COFBINGS MADE UP TERMS REASONABLE Susie Durham 409 Lemon St. Pi.one 130 4i Lock Neat For Clothes oft i;ioclaimeththeman We l'ru.is Them Scat With T:ro Steam fresscs GEN CITY PRESSING CLUB 308 Lemon Street Phone 268 The Putnam National Bank " " of Palatka, Florida Capital Surplus and Profit Account $140,000.00 Total Liability to Depositors $800,000.00 "Our Strength is Our f uarantee" We Solicit Your Account Sfe deposit boxes for rent $3.00 per year. ? WITH OTHER EDITORS. HONORING THE HYMN. u.t i,rht at the Temiple theater, the Star Spangled Danner was played and, of course, we stood up. There are automatic springs in our hind legs that work when fw is nlaved. But looking around we found our- elf standing alone except for one little boy, down front, ... middle section. If that little boy will come to see u we will pay his admission to the next picture show, He kept us from feeling lonesome, which is a very uncom fortable feeling to feel. Ocala Star. Virginia Lee A Cigar tbe name implies "class," "family." "ancestors." The Virginia Lee cigar is in a class by itself. Family originated m the aristocracy of the 'Vuelta Abajo dis trict of Cuba. Ancestors the greatest and best tobacco leaf the world pro duces You'll like VIRGINIA LEE Cigars. All of the better re tailers sell viDrDJlA tfQlirv, V-".";', TAMPA Hi WIHA Bl ,7rTT7i .1. ? Machine Shop THE MOST COMPLETE AND BEST EQUIPPED IN THIS SECTION. We make all kinds of Brass Cast ings and Bearings. Perfect workmanship, reasonable prices. AUTO ACCESSORIES LAMPS BATTERIES Insyde Tires C. A. AMES Howell Building :Lemon Street Transfer? LET US DO IT FOR YOU All kinds of hauling. Prompt service. PHILLIPS Transfer Co. TELEPHONES Office 358 Night 134 PAINTING IS AN ART We Do It Artistically -Also Papering, Kalsomining, Stenciling, Frescoing, Interior Decorating. "The Painters" PHONE 373 DR. E. W. Res. 'Phone 37 WARREN. Office 'Phone 71 Classified Ads FOR SALE Ford car, 1916 Model, inperfect order, and as good as the) i!ay it was bought. It has new tires, one extra front tire, and extra equipment. It is a sity inch tread. Price, $500. For particulars write Capt. H. E. Anderson, Interlachen, Florida. FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck in good condition. Very cheap. H. C. Cutes, Lake Como, Fla. dw. tf. BAKING INTEREST FOR SALE Controlling interest in Palatka Steam Bakery, which includes valua ble real estate property. Bakery has , up-to-date machinery with a splendid patronage, no other Bakery in city. Will consider reasonable cash offer, or part cash and remainder terms to reliable party. Apply to A. C. WHITTAKER, Palatka Fla. ll-12-6t. BEST battery charging equipment in town. Bring your battery in to night, get it in the morning fully re charged. Use our service batteries, meantime. All Work guaranteed. Putnam Electric Garage. Bosch Magnetos repaired. Tues.-Thurs-Sat-tf. In the Name, and memory of those who have "gone West" JOIN.