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Gomm y is a Chamber Needed io Palatka: Why Did You Decide to Engage in Business Here, Instead of Selecting a Cow Pasture ? EVERY MAN has to go where people are If he be a retail merchant he needs customers; if an attorney, clients; if a doctor or dentist, patients; if a banker, depositors; if a: jobber, a trade field; if a manufacturer, labor and material; if a worker, employment; if an invesstor in property, a place where property values are likely to increase ; all want a: pleasant and prosperous place to live. He needs in addi tion to the avenues for trade, friends, entertainment,, churches libraries, schools for his children, fire and police protection, and newspapers a means of contact with the outside world otherwise a cow pasture would" be just asv good. As you maintain your life itself largely through the city irr. which you live, your proseprity is largely dependent on the city's welfare. You know of many ways in which this; welfare could be promoted. A spirit of greater confi dence in the city, willingness to work unselfishly for its. best interests, and a love oi progress anions the citizenship would in themselves accomplish wonders. THESE THINGS CAN ONLY BE BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH THE COMBINED ACTION OF A LARGE NUMBER OF MEN THROUGH A CIVIC AND COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATION". You can call to mind manymore advantages the city needs and whicli could readily be secured"if people would only get together." THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE REORGANIZED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL ACCOM PLISH. It will bring together the community's natural leaders, and organize them into an efficient working ma chine. J, The Chamber of Commerce Reorganization Committee does not believe that you merely live here, but that -you are IN THE FULL SENSE OF THE WORD A CITIZEN WITH A COMMUNITY AS WELL AS A PRIVATE RESPONSIBILITY. r. Can the citizenship of a city express itself, make known its purposes, its desires, or proceed to carry them out with out organization? 2. Is a permanent organization furnishing the avenue through which citizens can become accustomed to working with each other, and learning to know each other's abilities and worth, a well financed, democratic organization better than a poorly financed, loosely formed, organization? 3. Will there be any other organization in Palatka broad enough in its scope and permanent enough in character to carry out successfully the purposes for which a Chamber of Commerce is organized? 4. Can a Chamber of Commerce or any organization which purports to represent the ideals of its community in business and civic affairs BE SUCCESSFUL unless its r?:-n-u;ersHp comprises a large body of active citizens? , lizs there ever been i time when a strong centralized, democratic orgauzaticn of community interest: i a: t.ctn as necessary as it is NOW? AND REMEMBER, THE CITIZEN FINANCIAL LY ABLE, who remains on the outside of the Reorganized Chamber of Commerce, limits the achievements of that organization.' Are you going to take the responsibility of being THAT CITIZEN? IF YOU, A UNIT OF THE CITIZEN SHIP OF THIS COMMUNITY, FORGET YOUR DUTY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE-WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO PALATKA? "If Palatka is good enough to live in, it is good enough to work for," and "The community at its best must be the goal." PALATKA'S CHAMBER WILL BEGIN "M1 "" ' "" " li U , . i. ...