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PALATKA DAILY NKWS Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, at Palatka, - Florida, by Vickers& Guerry. M. M. Vickers Business Manager. Goode M. Guerry Editor. MiBs Nell Lucas Society Editor. 1 The management reserves the right to reject all ob jectionable advertising. Rates for advertising 6pace 'uade known on application. Subscription prices in advance One year $5.00 One month 60e ix months $2.50 One week 15c Entered in the Post Office at Palatka, Florida, as Second Class Mail Matter. Oelivered Anywhere in the City By Carrier for 15 Cents Per Week. That is hardly a fair impression to send out it is unfair to Mr. Wilson. We prefer to believe that Mr. Wilson was not always considering the interests of Mex- ico when he refrained from declaring openly for inter vention, but that he rather had at heart the interests of his own country. President Carranza has known afl the while that American interests did not favor intervention in Mexico that is interests that would not directly ben ef t by armed intervention. The country is settling back to normal, and even with a prospect of inflated pro fits, such as were possible during the recent conflict, would hardly temp big interests to return to a war basis ar.d go through the same turmoil and unsettled condi tiens again. But the temper of any of the other presidential pos sibilities in America is what is worrying Carranza. He would be very much annoyed if a man of the Roosevelt type were to be elected president. But so far as we are libit to judge we have none of the Roosevelt type in the l'i i-sidential horizon, unless it be a McAdoo or a Hy Johnson. Telephone 195 I . TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1919 LILLY WHITES" KICK. ! It was to be expeceu. This wail sent up by the ! "iiliy whites" of the Republican party in the state. Ev- cry time it looks anyway favorable for a Republican year I the Grand Old Party splits wide open in the solid south ! Bi d fizzles out just before election day. The same thing nay be expected to happen next year. ! The fiero-Lee branch of the Dartv called a convention Subscribers who do not get their paper are re- , hl raiatka for January. The "lilly whites" under the quested to call 195. The News wants every person ! ;.i,.shln nf Van riiizor. DeReer-v and Haves Lewis kirked out of the traces, secured a restraining order and NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. in Palatka to get a paper every day and we will use every eriort to see that it is delivered. Thank god for the home folks; One gets down to the realities of American life that stand for something when one stands at the elbow oi Gei.eval Pershing and enjoys with him the reception from the home folks of his native town, Laclede, Missouri. It ' is not that this little town or that Missouri has any mo nopoly of what is rightly called the "American spirit," for the kind of thing that evoked the deepest emotions of the men who led the American armies to victory is found all over the land. But it was among the home folks of his boyhood, those far-off days of simple things and the truly necessitated "simple life," that the future gel eial, to quote his own words, "learned the deep les sons of patriotism and duty; his duty to his country and to his God." And there, too, he learned those "lessons of service" which were incident to the home life of peo ple who had to be resourceful in themselves, to make up for the narrow things of home and to make both ends meet, while at the same time realizing their ideals and aspirations as to training and education which curried cnt of the Laclede boys far from the home town. But never too far, it has been proved, but what its "soft influences," as strong as gravitation and as invisi ble, not unlike those of the mystic Pleiades, steadied the hand and the head and kept true the heart to the under lying principles of the co-operation with individualism that give every American his opportunity and yet ex ai Is that team work wthout which all individualism is a rope of sand and mere vanity and vexation oi' spirit. The visit to Laclede had a message, therefore, for all oi us, tiled and sick of the puling and the whining of tin; radical aliens who, disdainful of work, move from for eign slum but to create others ho:e, and who with their j congeners, the Parlor liolsiievists, Lave occupieu all too J much attention. L ov l,.o spi. it tiiat move I Laciede in I General Pershing's boyhood and that was pulsing there Chiistnius day is the spirit that wili save Aniori.a. It, , is of the soil; it speaks of the simple hearth anil home; j it is not internationalized nor sophisticated as to distinc- i Hons which view all ruestions as matters of ecntentous ; rights, ignoring all duties to one s nemnbois anil to one s f,;miiy and to one's country. So speaking, the Laclede spirit usesu the language of a gitat hope, since if there be a panacea for these par lous times, it is that every one should take a dose oi' the home-folk remedy, with nothing eise but Untie Sam's r.mie blown in every bottle. In the Greek fable, for sooth, the giant. Antaeus was invincible when he touch ed mother earth. And so when America stands fast by the ways and the faith of the home folks, whether they be of Missouri or cf Massachusetts, things will be well with us indeed. d( mand that Gerow and Joe Lee show why they should i ot be permanently enjoined from nursing the Republican ( ters in Florida. To the old timers this is nothing new. It happens often and with consistent political jockeying. In the i oo Joe Lee and Gerow will land on top, Fred De Beer-y and Hayes Lewis will kick over the traces and start a i ew party a mirage. AMUSEMENTS. "Male and Female" Sumptuous Pro duction. Perhaps the most sumptuous photo-play ever exhibited in Palatka, ac cording to the record crowds which saw it yesterday, was "Male and Fe male," Cecil B. DeMillo's great pro duction, adapted from the novel "The Admirable Crichton," by James Mt Barrie. The play, which will be presented at the Arcade again today, is in nine va.ls and is said by critics tovbe the most grogesouly set that Mr. De- j Mille has ever attempted, even sur-1 passing in splendor the famous "Don't Change Your Husband," or "For Better. For Worse." Classified Ads dry cleaning eTOUTIihmeDTi, barber shops, newsstands, a hotel, a vegetable farm and a hog farm where 1,000 hoga were raised on the wastes from eat- FOR SALE Oakland 40, Track In log places. It maintained a slaughter good condition. Very cheap H C house where these hoga were pot Clltes Lake Como F, " . ' through the regular packing house course. It operated a launory wmcn cleaned 7,493 pieces a day. Then there was a real estate department that rented and managed the family quarters and a housing department which assigned to quarters everybody excepting the families. John Bryant, fresh fish daily. 519 Lemon St., Opposite Yelverton Furni ture Co. dyt WANTED 2 or 3 Rooms for light housekeeping. Call Mr. Huston at. under separate junsaiciion rrom lis Palatka News office. tf community director were the police. ' The health department, In charge of FOR SALE Sweet oranges and a physician from New York city, o.ronB ,;. n,. M nn ...... m.. . . ... ,. . . . c L to .vv uoi AUU. started with a small office In one of the .temporary buildings, soon full grown and 25 or more delivered. The Palatka News says: "Thirty-four traveling sales men go out of Palatka every week to call on the retail trade throughout the state. What a power for good they can be to the city if organized and aided in spread ing the propaganda of Palatka's advantages." Consid ering river and railroads Palatka has the location for one of the biggest cities in Florida and her people are show mg a degree of ambition end energy that will soon give her the position to which her natural advantages entitle her. Times-Union. Ex-speaker Champ Clark will lecture here tomorrow ( night. It is announced that Mr. Clark will avoid poli- X.s. Wfii the attitude that Mr. Clark assumed during 1 tiie last stages of his reign as speaker we think his judge j irt-nt good in the face of his recent decision. Our old friend Josephus Daniels hasn't done so bad after all. He wants the whole shebang investigated now, and may be able to smoke out some cliques which made up awards which he declined to make. The pen may be mightier than the sword ('otsn't seem to hold any fear to the packers. but it Yes, Gertrude, only wooden heads drink wood alcohol It kills the other kind. RELATION OF LICK ANK GLORY. One result of the lively dis.ussion of medals and like msiks of honor that has been started by Admiral Sims is suie to be renewed consideration of this method v'f re vani.ng merit, and those who are opposed to it will ven ture agahi to present tiie.r objections. It is, indee 1, quite hopeless for them to do it, for the system with which t).ty find fault is so well established as to make its abandonment little more than the remotest of possi bilities, and there is no doubt that, whatever its inevitable f- Jts, en balance it is meritorious, because it gratifies strong and laudable aspirations common to humanity. Critics of meials and crosses and stars say, truly eicugh, that in many of the cases, perhaps the majority, they prove, not that the wearer lias been braver or abler than many companions in the branch ot service to wnicn he belongs, but that fortune gave him the chance to show how brave or able he was and denied it to them. Obviously, while opportunity does not make the hero or the genius, without it heroism or genius cannot be displayed. There is, consequently, a sort of injustice in the awarding of decorations, but it is a sort of injus tice that lies in the very nature of things in the way the world is, and presumably must be, managed. Of two hunters who walk through a wood, one meets a bear and shoots him, while the other, though as good a shot, meets none. Both the bear and the glory remain undi vided. It is so in all the activities of life. Philosophers may question the existence of luck and dclare that opportuni ties are made, not found, but to that doctrine ordinary folk cannot assent. What they mean by luck and op portunity certainly do exist. MEXICO WANTS TO KNOW. Ditpatches from Mexico bear the information that there is much concern there over the line up for the next presidential election in the States. There is a feeling in the neighboring republic that if Mr. Wilson is a candi date and is re-elected that all will be well with Mexico, but that if some more radica man is placed in the Presi dential chair things will begin to happen. it- -a I ! WITH OTHER EDITORS. ' : ! TOUCHING A SORE SPOT. i General Pershing touched British military pride on ; the raw when, in his final report on the American army's i operations in France, he said the allied armies were ad ' n ittedly in serious danger of defeat in June, 1913, and that the entry of the Americans in force changed the tide i of battle and precipitated the victorious culmination of , ti c war. As was inevitable, some jackdaw of the British press was bound to resent the American claim, but, contrary to expectations, the first criticism made by the editor of the London Sketch, instead of being severe in its bitter ness was of a serio-comic nature and the typical Brit ish editor is at his worst when he essays. be funny. After contemptuous reference to the buttons inscribed "we did it," worn by some American soldiers after the armistice was signed; the London editor asks: "What did the United States win? Was it the Mex ican or the Spanish wars? Which was was won by all those British and French boys who lie from Ypres to the A'ps? And if America won the war with Germany, I hasn't she been making up for it ever since by doing her best to lose her sense of humor?" The great outstanding fact that the war would have been lost by the allies if America had not gone to the res cue was known by all fair-minded men long before Gen eral Pershing made his report. It was practically ack nowledged at the beginning of June,, 1918, when the pre miers of Great Britain, France and Italy, with the ap pioval of Marshal Foch, sent President Wilson a message s..ying that "there is grave danger of the war being lost unless the numerical inferiority of the allies can be rem edied as rapidly as possible," and urging him to make continuous dispatch of infantry and machine gunners in the months of June and July "to avert the immediate dan ger x)f an allied defeat in the present campaign owing to the allied reserves being exhausted before those of the enemy. American troops were poured into France, and what was the result? The tide of battle was changed, as Gen eral Pershing said, and the American troops precipitated the victorious culmination of the war. Here are several questions and answers for the British editor to consider. When the Hun hordes were on the Toad to Paris what srepped them? The gallant little vanguard of Ameri cans. Who swept through the "impregnable" Argonne for est like wildfire? The American soldiers. What troops were commanding the heights before Se c'ai. when the war came to an end? The American. What troops went forward, never backward? The glorious young Americans. What troops made unnecessary a 1919 campaign, for which the British and French were preparing with fev erish energy? The same glorious young Americana. Yes, we admit that Americans are occasionally boast ful, but every time they are called upon they "deliver the goods." Tampa Tribune. i "Miss Blue Eys" Saturday. "Miss Blue Eyes," the laughing mu sical comedy success which plays at the Arcade Theater next Saturday matinee and Night offers to the the ft e-goers of this city two of the best charms of nature, music and laughter. Music the gift from hea ven, which lifts us from our earthly -troubles and transplants us to realms of joy, while laughter the force that .attracts the good, dispels all gloom and unites in friendship. This new and successful musical comedy was written by George V. Jiobart, well remembered by his won- j eitul play of "Experience" and his "Ziegfield Follies." Silvio Hein has j written a score with an unusual num- , ber of catchy song hits. During .the run of the piece at the 39th Street j Theatre, New York, it was known j as the "play with a thousand real j laughs." I The original New York nrothictinn. I and a cast headed by such well known favorites as Peter MacArthur, Cen- -tis Jensen, Archie Folke and a score of others. Oaks and Delour, renow ned whirlwind dancers and a charm ing chorus of pretty girls, complete this excellent organiation. The seat sale opens at Palatka Pharmacy tomorrow. n e i n- and waa uticicu. viiayeirun zoe solendldlj doz None sweeter on the River. equipped. Conditions were favorable iave orders at Earnest Store, Ed. M. to disease. The winter was the EARNEST. tf. severest on record In northern Ala- . bama. The men were compelled to ' FOR SALE-T-Room 2 story house, work either In deep snow or mud above . . , , J their knees. As a result a pneumonia rltered and papered, 2 1-2 acres in epidemic developed among the Negroes ( cultivation, nice fowl house, grape that spring. Later In the year a i vines, peach and pear trees, nice gar typhoid epidemic was threatened, den, cabbage, turnips, carrots, beets, Moreover, mo ub ui iw u. tomatoes and fresh potatoes. Within ?00 ft. of Depot and Postof fice. Cash THIS CITY BUILT WHILE YOU WAIT Fourth Largest Town in Alabama Full Grown in One Year. the heart of the malaria district But the pneumonia epidemic was checked, the typhoid threat nipped In the bud, and malaria stamped out. A Health Record Established The little first-aid hospital present ly grew to a complete modern Institu tion with a nurses' home and a sep arate dispensary for dental, eye, ear, I nose, throat, genlto-urlnury clinics and a surgical dispensary for nrst-ald work. During the eight months when the death rate was not affected by the In fluenza and pneumonia epidemics the general health rate was 12.4 per thou sand per year, which Is lower than In most cities In the same latltnde and cllinute, and the pneumonia death rate during the epidemic was lower than In most army cantonments. Much of the success of the health administration Is due to the establish ment of the Muscle Shoals sanitary district by the United States Public Health Service. The education and welfare depart ment also had a vital work to perform. There was a school population of over 1,000. The Secretary of War created the community organization branch of the Ordnance Department which, with advice and aid of some of the greatest school men of the country, j prescribed the courses of study and I recruited teachers from the best uibllslied systems. price $1250.00. A. M. Box 673, Palatka, Fla. RAY, P. O. 11-10-tf WANTED Messenger boy at Wes tern Union. White or colored. Abovo school age preferred. Can use boy in forenoon. 12-17tf. Say it in the want ads. MEXICO MECCA FOR THIRSTY HAD A MODEL GOVERNMENT; Permanent Settlement Around U. S. Nitrate Plant Presented Unusual Problems. By GAR RE " SMITH. The fourth largest city In Alabama, peopled with 25,000 souls of diverse races and religions, uprooted from far Bars Open Across Border From No gales and Requests for Travel Permits Increase. Nognlcs, Ariz. Applications for per mits to cross the border Into Mexico have increased heavily with announce ment that five saloons have been granted permits in Nogales, Sonora, opposite here. Under an act of the state congress of Sonora, a decree dat ing from Aug. 5, 1015, calling for en forcement of prohibition laws was ab rogated. Gov. De La Huerta of Sonora has informed president of municipali ties that licenses for sale of wines and beer may be granted, the municipality to collect 20 per cent tax. 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 The Industrious Bee. TIlO luf llJIS IVVH lllclfnnt Gtnmnnliji i In the iir-t It Moivj away the honey l I from the (lowers until such time as it i is roiKlv to viold It nn u-IiMa tiio !. . ai-nuureu e'oiuiuuiiiue's in every pun j stoiiuu-li is used of the United States and Cunada 1 for d PAINTING IS AN ART We Do It Artistically -Also Papering, Kaltcn-iriir g Stenciling, Frescoing, Interior Decorating. " The Painters " I PHONE 373; sprang Into being almost ovenilshr around the great new government am monlum nitrate plant down on the open cotton and corn fields at Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee River durlna the last year of the World War. Here was a problem In city building, munic ipal government aud commulty wel fare that has seldom been equalled and the success of Its solution has never been excelled. The Job was in the hands of the Air Nitrates Corporation which had been organized under the direction of the Ordnance Department to build plant and city at Muscle Shoals. Early Id January, 1918, this new town had a few temporary buildings and a popu lation of 300. This had Jumped by the middle of August to more than 21,000. A population multiplied by 70 in 7 months. ' In the management of the new tewns and army cantonments that sprang op durlag the war ths old time evils that attended the growth ot mushroom cities bare been avoided by the application of modem welfare systems. But nowhere were condl-j Hons more difficult than at Muscis. Shoals. Here was a malarial region threatened at the same time with I ether deadly disease epidemics. Tinas-'. pertatlen was lacking. No nearby! labor was available and the general laber shortage waa at lta moat scats stage. Oeets of laber and supplies' were leaping over night Fnrthermere, j afuadn Bhoals differed from aU the! ether new war town lnasmich as it was to be permanent New Government Devised. The managers, besides city govaro nwnt had to handle the entire retail kaalness of the town. - A camp snper vieor's department was pat In charge tt the maintenance of all sail din is, trn protection and sanitation. The amp swpervtoer looked after every thing from the mending ef a leek to ta reasodeltnf ef (reaps of k tradings r laylag sewers or tanm meJan, Par the backelor eeatlagent a mniinlasnij apartment was nates sary. The business depnrtsneat managed eke stores, tanteena, mom ptctnre theater, port parlore, tailor jhope. 'imply and solely 'irestum .min'oxos. When the bee Is ready to deposit the honey It con tracts tli, it'ii-Hos of the stoninch and the honey is e"!cii through the mouth. OPJi.Y 24 HOL'ES .-I DA)' It's sma!!, but you can bet your last cent that what you get to eat in this small place is wholesome and tastily served. Delicious Coffee, with Sugar to put in it How do you like your Oyster ? We'll serve them that way CHICK'S PLACE Next to Whitehall Market. C. WADEPAGE, M. D. Diseases of the; Eye, Ear, Nose and' Throat Gl.ASSKS 1'Klirr Ill.V Ml.ll sllll Olll e Mt Krsiilvnre 11 1 limit- ! 4 1-Im.m. 61)1 Kooni 5 Mrryluy ll'ldg I'ALATKA, KLA. For Sale or Rent ALLEN PLACE Twenty acre farm within mile and one half of CourtHouse at Palatka; 12 acres under fence and in cultivation; good new 4-room house, screened; good neighbor hood, PRICE $ 2000. YEARLY RENTAt;$150, FRED T. MERRILL : LADIES : :Look Young! Are You Going To Build ? Let us save money on your Window Frames, Screens and Turning Work. We alto make Auto Truck Bodies and fur aisb Bee. Keepers' Supplies, Gem City Novelty Works PHONE 267-J FRESHEN UP YOUR SKINt , TOUCH UP YOUR HAIR. LET ME HELP YOU. COMBINGS MADE UP TERMS REASONABLE I Susie Durham? 409 Lemon St Phone 130 Household Hint "Albert. I want yon to nee the Dew dining room, set Mr. Brown has boajM for bis wife. It would lust match oar wall paper."