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palatka' daily news
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WHY NOT STAY YOUNG? ,
Time was and yet will be again when human beings
'will not grow old at fifty, decrepit at sixty, and dead or
as good as dead at seventy.
If we knew how to' live and sometimes we shall
know we would at seventy just be becoming useful citi
zens, worth something to ourselves and to the people
Sometime we shall learn how to work and how to
play; how to eat; how to sleep.
We shall learn how to conserve and preserve the en
ergy that lets the child keep in motion all day long with
out fatigue. .
We shall learn how to make our hands and minds
work without weariness and without wearing out.
Old age will lose its tenors of loneliness. We shall
rot look forward to an end of hope and discontinuance of
We shall instead contemplate life as one long con
tinuous opportunity to improve ourselves; to aid and bet
ter others; to contribute to as well as share in the com
mon good, and old age, if there shall be such a thing, will
be filled with enjoyment of the fruits of long activity, un
blemished by regrets and untinged with sadness.
Even now there is an occasional mortal whose life
stands out not only because of the attainment of unusual
age, but from the fact that in the fullness of years here
is the ability still t foamplish and enjoy.
A writer for the September number wr; uuoa noaise-
One at eigfoty is still holding fast tc the ideas of
youth, regretting that her friends hamper her activities,
the otter at ninety-three rejoicing in her years and their
fruitfulness, writing, what she lias learned that other
may profit from her experiences; holding the candle of
her life tliat otfiers may see the path along which she
has so happily end. successfully journeyed.
The real secmt of these two women, who are, but
BhxiUld not be, umusual, seems to have been work and
They ltv holnve that it has been this sombination
ttiat has made then! live long and be happy.
"Winer, one is leinully busy and eternally interest
eel," said the Vr one, she of ninety-three, "the years
just Slip along Vu dont notice them."
la that the s'et of long years?
Is that the akliy 0f life?
Ia the textbook life simple if we but read it
One thing is cert a, most of us do not know how to
As in the old-fashioVj nre.pace, half the energy of
life's' fire goes up the chiLy.
The best years of uKves or what should be our
re sere and unprouuc
flow shall we learn to that fruitier season to
1B,t and stretch a little intQ thfi yast eternity
the life of man?
IMPEDING UNITED STAT
vt Hi or me un.1-.
. " .re hearing howls froi
" ! ...,. was killing
tUCT" I L e position Pat was
mU U ." kod no interference,
h I cZZ did Ml time and .m
A r lw better, under our
treaty, out . . t cor.elus:on
r,ent, than ruw- - s!lould rt
vng of Europe. wl,
to the European iui,:.
irope. we neara
We are very
ie was Dealing
F,,nean diplomacy can mm t, W-fe-
! fruitless attempt to i
licitation m its fiuitic AmerK,
hand cm the treaty. . ttdw We
KCntatives on the we have not j
allow them to ote, eveu themseVA
. ...tir brains of hurope r " . ,
ine iui"- -
csqueFrench figure in the world's eye at the tame 'Pa
pa,, Joffre, the saviour of the Marne was used to back
up an- open appeal for troops.
Once in France, every effort was made under the
same tactics to force the American commander-in-chief
to consent to having the American forces used as re
placements for the French army and the British also ad
vocated the same plum to reinforce their own armies.
Before the American had completed their training
in tienth warfare, it was quite a fashion for French gen
eials to drop in, inspect the Americans and then exclaim
to the allied world that the Americans were magnificent
troops and inference ready and fit to take over a sec
tor of their own.
It might save a considerable amount of European jock
eying if the United States would make clear that we will
r.ot be stampeded into any course of action, do not rulish
being told our own business, are not interested in pool
ing propositions and prefer not to continue acting the
lole of a grab-bag or an international Santa Olaus.
Shortage of Help in the Home Is Often
Chargeable to the Housewife
By MRS. FRANK D. FULTON, Winnetka, 111. '
WOULD STRIKES END THEN?
lit has been saw! that miners would never strike if
coal mines are nationalised. There could be no disputes
between employer and employe, they argue, if the public
cwns the mines, and is ait once employer and employe.
This same argument was brought forth in Great
Britain at the time coal miners there asked for nationali
sation of the industry. David Lloyd George speaking for
the British government refused the Brdltish miners' plea.
He could not be persuaded to believe that nationalization
in itself could, or would, end strikes. He pointed to the
These roads had all the conditions of nationalization
during and after the war. They were in control of the
government and the cost came directly out of the pock
ets of the public. Higher waiges than ever were paid
.ailroad workers, and they had better working conditions.
"The strongest argument from the public's stand
point in favor of nationalization of coal manes,' said the
premier, "was that there would be no strike against the
"That argument was answered by the railway strike.',',
Whatever arguments there may be for nationaliza
tion of coal mines, or railroads, or any other industry, in
the United States or elsewhere, it cannot be that it will
end strikes. If the public is the employer, and the work
er is dissatisfied, what is there to prevent him from quit
ting work, singly or collectively? Nothing.
No, nationalization of mines is not a 'cure' or "a
'preventative remedy' for labor strikes. ' Better by far
is the proposed court of industry and final appeal to the
If there is one thing that may make it necessary for
us to go "over there" again, in case war should occur in
iuiope, it will most likely be the very thing that Senator
Lodge is so very strenuous about. If the world knows
that we will go over there in case of necessity, we will not
have to go.
If we had, prior to the war, established the prestige
that we now have, and if Germany had known our fight
ing qualities and willingness to fight in a good cause and
that she could surely count on our taking a hand in case
she started a war, she would not have taken a ehsnce.
r for the September nrnnoer ott uooa wo. pledged otfrseW to garths f id of thg ceuntrjes
found two such people, and they are both wo- haVoring peace Germany wouM porVattiwAA.
pledge by us now that we will stand by in case oi war a.nir
throw our sword in the scale against the outlaw country
will do more to insure our not having to go than anything
else that could be done.' ,' s vv
The policy of Lodge and his allies is a chicken-hearted
one. A bold policy now will save the world, from a
iot of trouble in the future.' The Lodge policy i&'an in
vitation to trouble. - If a man knows we can shoot and
will, shoot he will not give us a tackle. . ' '
find lW'e bas,s
The greatest problem in relation to the operation of the home is ob
taining someone to assist the housewife in doing the necessary work.
Inability to obtain assistance is not because of lack of compensation noi
of proper working; conditions. v
There are plenty of women who would be glad to work in the home
if it were not for the social stratum to which they were relegated. Many
excellent cooks are working in btores, shops, factories find offices becuf
of the accepted difference im social position between girls who work in
such places arid girls who work in homes.
' Work in the home should be classed as the highest form of employ
ment. The making and maintenance of the home is the principal object
of all men and women. The wife ia responsible for the conduct of the
home, the same as the husband is responsible for the conduct of his busi
ness. The rep"on for shortage of help in the home is chargeable, in most
instances, to the manager of the home. The man occupies a position of
authority, as a rule, because of his ability to direct others. The wife is
placed in charge of the home for other reasons, with the result that the
foreman of the house knows less about it-, mar.r.gcir.cnt end t'.:c wcr!: to to
done than the employee who is assisting. ,
I suggest that in trying to solve the probhm of assistance in the
home wo start by educating ourselves. The solving of the problem of
how to operate the home is squarely up to the wife. To solve this prob
lem satisfactorily the must learn to do the work in the home and in addi
tion lenrn how to .intelligently direct others.
EAST COAST RAILWAY
LED THE SOUTH EAST
D MORE TRAINS ON TIME A
MADE BETTER MILEAGE.
to which data is furnished with draw
ings and fire-box designs, etc. The
secret of this successful Deration is
attributed to the method originally
persued. At the time fuel oil was
installed on the East Coast, the me-
HAD MORE TRAINS ON TIME AND c,ianiea forces of that line experi-
Imented, taking an engine and opera
ting it until its consumption was cut
down to the lowest possible minimum.
I This test has always been employed
' as a basis for comparison and where
' an engine materially consumes more
Compilation of figures by the Un- than it ordinarily should an in
ited States Railroad Administration vestigation is made and the test fig.
evidences the fact that the Florida ! s are used an an instrument to
East Coast Railroad took off the hon- j Produce the desired economy.
ors during the months of September
and October, 1919, when it lead every
road in the Southern Region in the
operation of its passenger trains on
time, a percentage of 98.2 and 99, re
spectively, having been attained.
This indicates that the East Coast
.Also Operates Its Trains More Eco
nomically In Use of Fuel Record
to Be roud of.
SUSPECTED BURGLAR SHOT.
St. Augustine Watchman Was Wound
ed Before He Fired.
St. Augustine, Nov. 21 While at-
nintained schedule nearly every day , h-b - ---- -
. .. ,,i i rear of the Cordova block shortly af-
on all of aits pasenger trains and, ,,,, ,
u-lui . .,. Vw ffinion -' 10 o'clock Wednesday evening a
speaks very highly for the efficiency , A v db j
-n . n,r,Y,o nf stranger believed to be Bob Vanardy
of the-Transportation Department or , '
W--. tL liw-nWirf th- Flor- V" fatolly wound-
great pride and interest in. the oper-
WITH OTHER EDITORS. "
WANTED A CREED. , , '
It is difficult, at times, to know whether-to speaK
kindly or unkindly of socialism. It .iin fact, difficult,
to talk about socialism at all.. The reason is, tha .there
is a little uncertainty as to what socialism is, at Iest in
the average mind. There are many doctrines whicl were
once called socialistic and which are now part of jjTcort
nervative policy. One might almost say reactionary, or
imperialistic. 'V' ' "
The term "socialism," as generally understood, em
braces almost anything, from the best to the" worst. 'In
tl.e socialistic party there is as much divergence of opin
ion as in the republican or democratic parties probablj'
a good deal moire. It is difficult to determine upon la
bels for any of our parties, and to classify each gr6up un
der one OI uiem. ror example. mere uit
who say that all men are bom equal. -This is lunacy.
We are not. Some men are born transcendent geniuses.
Some are born imbeciles. It is not the fault of the im
beciles, but the two classes are not equal.- That is unless
liie word "equal" means something it has nevef y.at,
meant. . 1
One man has the manual dexterity to make a first-;
Oass paper hanger. Unless a man can hang(ai certqfn
number of rolls a day he can not qualify fat the unioT..
It isn't as easy as it seems. Some men try fot a, long
time to learn it, and never succeed. They can oply
qualify at pushing a wheel barrow. It is unfortunate;,
but we are not all born equal. Many siocjalists admit
this, but declare that we should all be given equal' oppor-'
t inities of learning. This is good 'sense. And if this is
work for whichVocialism we take off our hat to that part of it.j,
at5on of h railffoad endeavoring to
accomplish by united effort that which
is expected of them and,, secure the
best possible rating in every feature
in which comparisons aire made by the
Administration each month.
. ,J ' Car Mileage
' In the matter of Car Mileage; the
East" 'Coast" .' has made ' attractive
showings. .The following averages
havebeen made to date: March 42.C,
April 45.5, May 52, June 53.1, July
45.2, August 40, September 45.6, and
October 45.6, which indicates that
freight cars were operated an aver
age distance of that many miles per
day. It is indeed interesting to know
that the general average throughout
the United States is 25 mliles per day.
Fuel Economy. j
Reports 'submitted by the Adminb-'
trotion each month gives the Eact
Coast credit for operating with the
createst economy in Fuel. Heading :
the list from time to time has invit
ed inquiries from all pavia of the Un
ited States, not to mention trance,
Cuba, and 'South America, in answer
who had previously been shot by the
Fortunately, Night Watchman Clif
ford's wounds is not serious, but Va
nardy is a patient at the East Coast
he spital, and it is believed he is in a
critical conditon, suffering from two
bullet wounds in the back.
mo WOU1U lilt" ' .
, :..;v our m-evtous acts.
powers anu ju, - pnmbine9 the exniw -
This brand ot "V ' of a hiKh school fra-Da(.k-4oor
peddled with the -S
It IS . .... J onuses
LET US DO
All kinds of
nroach the bungling. unimaMn We not yet attained to this consumimiatiion, but
German foreign office was lam.m. ought tQ try by legisiatioll. Many a man' f-
patency, an attempt Wea that,s
remain undeveloped because he has to earn a liv-
under powers Which we did nox secure those k a very early age. He has no time to tmin hes
Cvit racuities, ana is tnererare at a uisaviB "
rr with the rich man's son. - t k -;
fatx unquestionably an advantage to haiv a rich
vay.J there is no sense in taking that advantage
antajs bolshevism. Give everybody the same ad
There Nueation; it is simply a matter of taxation,
conditio, a brilliant intellect which, under present
I niankindX works at full pressure for the benefit of
The ti . -v
a sane anWg mattiter is, that we are still lacking
could be grSl creed. If the best in all parties
somewhere n one new creed we might come
never be done point of Uptopia. But it will
The most p'ictur-1 ford Herald. 0f the present generation. San-
LJ Virginia 1
Iff .'.-. , ; I J t-w x ir;ai o ifl
THE MOST COMPLETE AND
BEST EQpIPPED IN THIS
We make all kinds of Brass Cast
ings and Bearings Perfect
C A. AMES
Urs of the treaty and causes
rHnles professed by . wer is s0 an
.mericans to wonder wry consider-
to stampede us
France has tried to force
This is not the first gtates announc.d
the American .hand nen u.e ft9
:v -oi.ld tram its , ...ui;,. ty, lelt no
Ut . ,
. kv arttui v"" ' ., . ,i;..
t-rencli -'; - .enf.ment favoraoie to
Btone untumeo w of troops,
over inmwiiately a force
v If you do, you miss the most delightful
" experience, a mild dear Havana filled,
shade grown wrapper, generous size,
satisfactory find pleasing smoke.
VIRGINIA LEE Cigars.
IS AN ART
We 0o It Artistically
" Thej Painters "
IT WILL HELP YOU TO DO
' The Quality and Quantity
L. C. STEPHENS
Cor. Kirby and Morris Phone 84
For Sale or Rent
Twenty acre farm within mile and one-
half of Courthouse at Palatka; 12 acres
under fence and in cultivation: good new
4-room house J screened; good neighbor
hood, PRIQEi'2 0 00. YEARLY
FRED tT. MERRILL
C. WADE PAGE; M. D.
Diseases of the Eye, Ear,
Nose and Throat.
G LASHES I Kln'MU.V AUJIISTKO
!' OIO Kiliic. net
riiune OJO Fhon. fcUl
Koom SiArrydHy B'iilc;
DR. E. W. WARREN.
Res. 'Phone 37 Office 'Phone 71
Classified Ads c
FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck Irj
good condition. Very cheap. H. C'
Gates, Lake Como, Fla. dw. t.
WANTED Furnished house, by
neat American, financially responsible
i. 1 ill.. . 1
in or near lowii. iuuiluu) iciiuu m:
... ... . . .- I
advance. Address witn complete Qis-p
cription, C. NEIL, Pjialtka Fla.
FOR SALE Good red sweet Po
tatoes, $1.50 per bushel delivered.-'"
Phone GO. Thur-Fri-SatT
Call and inspect our full line of gro-
ceriea. This place is under new man- -afrement
We gitve the best senpeei
and closest prices. J. W, Collins, '
loOl Lemon street. 11-21-tf.
All of the WtoCmCo&&ffl H
better re- mrmmS a
Jailers sell H
In ft rt
Go to O. H. Malaohi for hih black
smithing and horse shoeing. Also
rubber taring. 1013 Lemon street.
. . . v-
FOR SALE 3 Mules; 4 tons Hay;
800 pound cotton; John Deere Diac
Cultivator; John Deere Middle Buster;
Potato rakes, Etc. C. F. CKANDALL
P.. D., No. 1. ll-21-6t weekly.
Makeshift, is It Were.
A st rouse family had recently moverl
'.nto the nelt:lil)orliool. Kohert had
made the acquaintance of the small .
son und luid lcarnofl from him that
the man was only the boy's stepfath
er, and. In explanstton to mi", Robert
laid: "It ain't James' own duddy,
' mamma f he's Just a second-handed
ne." Chicago, Tribune.
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