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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1918.
1 Florida's Potato Acreages This Year Larger Than Ever JACKSONVILLE. FJa., May 17. fSpecial.) Commissioner L. M. Rhodes, of the State Marketing Bu reau. Ja back from a visit to the Has ' tint potato district and says there Is a ;iarger acreage . than last year, in w hich the urgent request of the gov ernment was fully met. and this is tru Of all sections, plantings having been made where never before at tempted on commercial scale. The yield in many-instances .was better than last season. -In face of this condition was that of ; a larger hold over in the north, greater than ever before, and regular consumption was prevented during th winter b7 long and excessive cold weather, which prevented deliv ery by train fr.om the producing to consuming centers. For this reason ih. tfuM mikctK in the north are aay off. Maine stock, which brings top prices in New England, sold last week at $1.30 per 100; New York etock at from tl to $1.10; Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota -etock as low as 0c. : ;florlda stock opened this year at from $4.60 to $6.00, as comrared to $3.00 and more at the same time last year; but prices now have dropped to correspond nearer the old stock. Be ' sides potatoes are now going north from Georgia. Alabama and other t-outhern states to a falling market. Mr. Rhodes further eald: "TVe are unreservedly in favor of do'ing all that can be done to consume everything the farmers grow, if pos ftible. regardless of the region in. which it is grown, and at a fair price. But we , fail to see why people should be urged as a matter of patriotism to eat potatoes grown In one section of the country, at any particular season, and allow other potatoes, grown in .another section at another time of the year, to be left to decay in the fields, bags or barrels. Yet such seems to be the case with the Florida potato crop Just ae the potato crop of Florida was beginning to go on the market, the Food Administration put on a cam paign requesting everybody to eat oM potatoes, by observing a rotato week. Was this fair tb the Florida farmer, w hd had been urged to grow food, and had put from $50 to $75 per acre tn the ground. In seed and fertilizer, to Bay nothing of labor? This unfor .1 lunate episode brought hardships to . Florida growers. In face of the fact '.hat she has done her full share and is willing to do more In furnishing her pounds! j) r-S quota to the army, buying Thrift stamps and Liberty Bonds, and con tributing freely to every necessary fund. We are not In favor of an em bargo on potatoes, or anything else from other states, for this Is no time to establish state lines. We are all Americans. "But we do believe that the people of Florida, who can use them, should buy potatoes by the bag or barrel. Arrangements could be made for a carload, or as many as may be needed in any city or town, to be unload ed direct to consumers, at a lower price than by buying in dribs. They can be bought o? the dealer by the quantity at reasonable cost, and they will keep if properly handled, until a family can use them. Keep them In crates, venetllated barrels or boxes, or set bag up where the air can pass underneath and all around. Never put potatoes in a dark or damp place. They will keep when spread out in a dry place, under a house or shed, so they are dry and in the light and have ventilation. Farmers at Hastings keep them for months in this way. Buy a bag. Buy one today and help Florida, her producers, and yourself, patronize home industry whenever !t Is possible." What Is "Sprlnu Fever"? It Is simply low Vitality, a lack of Energy caused by Impure bTood. GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TOXIC re stores Vitality and Energy by Purify ing the Blood and you can soon feel it Strengthening, Invigorating Effect. G0C,e. Adv. for Itching Torture RAILWAY PORTER ARRIVES IN CITY Why a Garden? There is one remedy that seldom fails to step itching torture and relieve skin irritation and that make3 the skia soft, clear and healthy. Anv drurenst can currlr VOU with zemo. which generally overcomes all! skin diseases. Acne, eczema, itch, pim ples, rashes blackheads, in most cases give way to zemo. Frequently, minor blemishe3 disappear overnight. Itching usually stops instantly. Zemo is a safe, i antiseptic liquid, clean, easy to use and dependable. It costs only d5c; an extra large bottle, $1.00. It will not stain, is not greasy or sticky and i3 positively safe for tender, sensitive skins. The E. VV. Rose Co.. Cleveland, O A private car, containing men said to be capitalists, arrived in Pensa. cola yesterday morning over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company. During the day they made a trip aboutthe city and harbor. In the party were J. T. Steel, receiver of the Gulf. Florida and Alabama Railroad Company, W. F. FudOay. William II. Kinch, Henry A. Harmon, Charles H. Bailey, J. Crawford Hlbbs and B. I. Crocker. . A report was current that these men were going over the route of the Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railroad, with a -iew to supplying money to pur chase the system and that the South ern Railwayi was the most Interested corporation In the matter,'. However, reserve was maintained and the facts in this connection could not be as certained. The road was to have been ' sold June 20, under an order of the United States Court, but Mr. G. Earl Hoff man, special master has postponed the disposition of it until a later date. NICHOLAS ROMANOFF MAY BE TRIED BY MILITARY COURT AMSTERDAM," ' May 18. Nicholas Ro manoff former emperor ef Russia, ac cording to the Lokal AnelgFr oT Berlin, will be tried by a court martial In Mos cow the latter part of June. The trial will he secret. Nellie M. Cook. Some author wrote long ago most beautifully on the subject "Why a Garden? The article was a gem for the man was a word architect and could build a beautiful structure and he went around the country telling people how to make a garden, but he Just talked garden for the good of other people. Perhaps for the goo3 of his country and he was kept so busy talking garden that he had no time to make a garden for himself and had to buy all his vegetables- Genial eld Bronsoa Alcott used to lean on his hoe and discourse to his "neighbors, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thoreau, on the beauties or early ris ing, the sparkling dew on the grass, the son Of the early bird and the duty of every One to garden and grow vege tables, to all of which he listeners agreed, yet none of tha three did much labor in their gardens for theirs was brain, not brawn. But we can excuse them for they did not feel the need of a garden as we do today. The need of a garden was not preached to them from the pulpit nor talked from the pews. "rTieir news papers did not contain columns of stuff on how to plant and when to plant and It was not then the fashion for every one to have a garden. Now" it is not the fashion buV a real necessity, and wherever one goes the old question asked by Mother Goose is heard on all sides, "How does your garden grow?" When callers arrive the hostess says "Come out and see my gafclen. There is the Red Rock c.bage had to send north fOr the seed, but aren't they beauties? Here Is a bed of Hasting's Surehead cabbage. We are going to make sauerkraut this fall. An here 13 broeeolii'ihe southern cauliflower, al most as delicious as the white caull flower and is much-easier to grow here, and so the hostess leads her visitors through the garden, corn, tomatoes, pcmash. onions, etc. all tme In for their share of praise. The poultry pens are inspected and. a discussion follows as to which is tne best breed and as they return to the hou the food conservation and Red Cross cards are noticed in the window "Yes. we do our bit in even way possible and It does sem so small In this day of great events to be able to do so little, .but it is all we can do." "No. we did not sign the food con servation card because It was a fatt bu because we wanted to Identify our selves with the fighters and we do con serve In every way that is jt injuri ous td the health. One member of our family cannot eat corn bread very often without it causing a rash which is very annoying, but that is overcome by using other flour substitutes such as rice flour or oat meal. Recipes for war bread and war deli cacies were exchanged and the callers left. . Not a word of gossip, not a word of fashion or style but each intent on do ing her best and doing it cheerfully. No talk of "Woman's place," for woman has found so many different places In which she fits perfectly that she has no time to waste in urging man to give her the "rights" for which she has begged. The call for wonfen to fill a larger sphere has found them well pre pared and from the doctor to the nurse "over there" io the day laborer and farmer all over the world they are fill ing places of trust and doing It quietly as though it had been a part of their lives for generations Even Olive Sehriener must feel that some of her dreams have come true and that most dreary llories "he Afri can Farm" can now be forgotten. In this time of large events what difference does it make regarding pol itics, creeds or- any other things over which mortals argue and disagree? Just to be Americans is good and to belong to the United States Is best of all and as Dr. Taylor said, "We should do everythying with but one thought In mind nd that thought War." And that answers the question "Why a garden?" AMERICAN CASUALTY LIST COTAINED 33 NAMES. Wathlngtou, May IS. The casualty list today contained 33 names, divided as follonrs: Killed In action 3; died of wound3 3; died of disease 4? wounded severe ly 5: wounded degree not not kno-rrn 1; wounded slightly 9; missins in ac tion 12; prisoners 2. WAR WORRIES UPSET HEALTH It Is acreefl by medical authorities that worry affects the digestive organs. When the diKestte-n is out of order, it throng the trhole physical beinsr out of gear. B. B. Hiyward, UnadiUa. Ga. writes: "Foley Cathartje tablets give rrie quicker relief than anything I have e'er trie-d." They relieve billiousness. bad breath, bloating1, gas, indigestion and Constipation. . No griping or nausea. Sold everywhere. Adv. When business speeded by war-needs causes heavier strains WESTERN UNION service responds to the emergency. Extra de mand automatically produces extra application, extra care, extra patience. In this elasticity Western Union is typical of a true National utility. 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Bryan. 7 This great monster proves that we know but little of what is to be found at the depths of the ocean and on account of its great educational value should be seen by every man, woman and child inihiscity. SPECIAL PfilCE FOR TUESDAY J TT I nn No Charge for Children Under 12 When Accompanied By Parents. Special Price to School Children Over 12, 15c Rev. KnoxPhillips Says: "I believe God enabled you to cap ture this Great Fish that its evidence might be used to convince skeptics that no longer is there any ground (except as a man deliberately violates the best tests of evidence) to doubt the account found in the Book of Jonah that he was 0 rr (1UU TT CU kJJ tl gicai JJU311 1 Signed Samuel Knox Phillips, D. D., Pastor Oxford Presbyterian Church. Do not miss this ODDortiinitv of a lifetime It is unquestionably the greatest zoological wonder of the age and has caused unending: discussion and widespread interest throughout the entire scientific and zoological world. Come! 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