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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL MONDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1919.
DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MATES, President. Conducted from 1592 to llli TTnder the Edittorhlp and MMttmnt of Co I. Frank L. Mayea. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS American JCe-wapfiper Publishers Association Florida Pre Annotation Southern Newspaper Publishers Association I SUBSCRIPTION RATES: " - one Week, tay and Sunday 9 .1 Two Weeks. Daily and Sunday .2 One Month. Daily and Bunday .5 Three Months. Daily and Sunday !. Six Months. Dally and Sunday .. 4. One Year, Dally and Stinday KitnTlay Only. One Tear , 1.5i The Weeklv Journal, One Tear ; 1.00 Mall subscriptions are payah'e in advance, and papers will be discontinued on expiration date. OFFICE Journal Bid.. Cor. fntendencla and De Luna Streets. PHONES Editorial Rooms, ss President 48 Business Office, .1500 The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication f all news credited to it or not other wise credited In this paper and also to local news pub lished. -...- Entered as second class matter at the postoffice in Pensacola. Florida, under Act of Congress, March 2, 1879 Represented in ta General Advertising- Field by CONE, LORENZEN & WOODMAN -New Tork, Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City. Atlanta MONDAY MORNING. MAT 6, 1919. FLORIDA IS PROUD OP FLETCHER. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher arrived in Pen sacola Sunday night, and will take part in launch ing the last week of the Victory Loan drive in Pensacola. Senator Fletcher has closely identified him self with the Liberty Loan campaigns which have been a part of the expression of patriotism of the people, as well as an indication of their realization of the value of the government se curities, from a business standpoint. Pensacola is honored in the visit of Florida's senior senator, who has given many evidences of his interest in this city and section, and has him self been honored by his country by having been placed upon some of its most important com mittees. . - Florida has reason to be proud of the repre sentation received durinsr the incumbency of Senator Fletcher, whose career is a striking com mentary on the opportunities for usefulness which present themselves to the American who has a real desire to serve his country. Senator Fletcher was born in Sumter county, Ga., January 6, 1859. His parents, Captain Thomas J. and Rebecca Ellen McCowen Fletcher, moved the following year to Monroe county, Ga., where he resided until July, 1881. He was edu cated in the country schools, preparatory school, Gordon Institute, Barnesville, Ga., and Vander bilt University, Nashville, Tenn., from which he was graduated in June, 1880. He studied law at Vanderbilt, and practiced his profession in Jacksonville, in the state and Federal courts, in eluding the United States supreme court ; he was a member of the legislature in 1893, served as mayor of Jacksonville from 1893 to 1895, and from 1901-1903. He was chairman of the board of education of Duval county, 1900 to 1906, chair man democratic executive committee 1904-1907. He was nominated for United States senator in tne primary election oi oune id, vvo anu unau imously elected by the legislature next conven ing. He was president of the Southern Com mercial Congress for a number of years. He was nominated the second time for the senate in 1914 and elected in November for the full term of six years, beginning March 3rd, 1915, to succeed himself. His term of service will expire March 3, 1921. However one may differ with Senator Fletcher politically, the entire state of Florida is agreed that he has reflected honor upon his country and the people whom he has represented, and that his public life has set an example which may well be emulated by others. He has been hon ored by some of the most important appoint ments in the gift of the nation, and in every instance his attitude on public questions has been broad and far reaching. Senator Fletcher has been much criticised by the suffragists of Florida, and in a letter to the Federation of Women's Clubs recently, made his position clear by declaring his belief in the equal franchise for women, when granted through the state legislatures, instead of through a national amendment. WHAT ARE THEY WORTH? School teachers themselves have been saying i for years that they were underpaid, that they could barely live on their salaries. But they kept on living and teaching, and guiding and loving our children so nobody paid any attention. Now, suddenly, a great many persons are be ginning to pay attention for the school teachers are quitting work. They are turning to other professions. The . normal schools which train teachers have few to train. Those now in the profession who can leave it are leaving, and no new teachers take their places. To meet the war emergency the government itself issued pleas for more teachers, accepted part time teachers, even urged married women to give some of their time to teaching. All to no avail. A sane woman will not accept an ill-paid job when she can get a bet ter job at more salary. Just what is the salary situation now existing in the teaching profession?. The figures here quoted are from the reports of the United States Bureau of Education itself, an unquestioned authority. The average salary paid school teachers in the United States during the year 1918 was $243 a year, less than the average scrub women in theJLJnited States navy yards ! A recent study of teachers' salaries in New York city showed that during the last five years, while teachers' salaries remained practically un changed the cost of living jumped 75 per cent. In two years the wages of industrial workers in creased 60 per cent. It required 19 years for tike teachers' salaries to advance 11 per cent. There are 600,000 teachers in America. Of these 100,000 are less than 20 years old. Thirty thousand have had no education beyond the eighth grade, and 200,000 have had less than a complete high school training. At the very time when the greatest demands are put upon the public schools to train children as true Americans, to give them technical train ing for self-support and cultural training for happiness, to guard their morals, perfect their manners, and make normal and useful their minds and bodies-at this time the wages paid the teachers who must bear this responsibility are so low that competent workers are driven from the profession, and inferior workers put in charge. The problem of living wages for teachers is not a "class problem." It is the question of whether school boards and public shall decide that for American children "nothing is too good" or that "anything is good enough." One of the very earliest of women writers mentioned by historians was Mary of France, who, in the thirteenth century, versified the old traditionary tales of 'Armorica'into those Lays of the Romance language, of which the manu scrift still exists among the earliest specimens, of romantic fiction. At one time in Switzerland eggs were used as money, and dried cod were used for the same purpose in Newfoundland. Marshal Foch has been asked to tell the con ference what to do in case the Huns refuse to sign. We can tell 'em. Encore the marines. A GOOD INVESTMENT. If you were to invest $100 today in any busi ness concern you would feel that you had to keep an eye on that business. You might make mon ey out of your investment and you might lose money. It would worry yoififiore or less. If you put $100 in the bank, you'd have times in which you wondered if your money was ab solutely safe. If you bought industrial stocks or bonds with your money you would give many an anxious moment to thinking about the security of your investment. ; ; If you loaned your $100 to another person you would keep your mind's eye on him until he re paid you. If you bought real estate with your money, there'd be a chance the value might drop, and always there'd be taxes to pay. If you bought an automobile, why, there's the upkeep and "gas" to consider. But if you invest that $100 or as much more as you can rake together, why you can forget all about it, caling your investment to mind twice a year when it's time to clip the interest coupons. You can't lose your money if you don't sell your bonds. You know exactly how much interest you will get ; and you know that the concern in which you invest your Victory Loan dollars will not fail, cannot fail, and will never pay a cent less in interest than what it promises. Think of that when the Victory Loan sales man comes to your home. WHY THE DIFFERENCE? Dispatches from Paris tell of the opening by the French government of a chain of Paris res taurants which wil serve to the public not less than 400,000 meals each day. The food is to be scientifically prepared so that the calory content of the day's meals will be scientifically proportioned to the .needs of the human body. '. . The price of the three meals is to be 39 cents. But, the most interesting and significant thing about the proposition .is that practically all of the food to be used in these restaurants comes pyine to float the mth and victory loan from America. Now, the man or woman who would, under present conditions, try to live in an American restaurant on 39 cents a day would be -well, we don't like to characterize him. s i The question that seems to propound itself insistently is this: STATESM AD PUBLISHERS TO SEE DRIVE OVER With nearly three hundred repre sentative men and women present, fifty-four ot whom were from Flor ida, the convention of statesmen and publishers which was held to Atlanta during the past week under the aus pices of the Liberty loan committee of the Sixth federal resrve district. stimulated to renewed effort and as sured the carrying; of the Victory Joan over the top before the close of the week, according to the opinion of rep resentative leaders in the life of the nation. In attendance from Florida were: FLORIDA: -Apalachlcola: H. "W. -osnston. Times. Avon Park: C. A. "Mercer, Avon Park Press. Bartow: A. G. Mann, Courier Inform ant; J. G. Gallenmore, the Polk County Record. ; - Bradentown: J. H. Humphreys. Bristol: R. H. Weaver, Free Press. Brooksville: E. R. Russell, Russell Publishing: company. Clearwater: Charles H. Evans. Daytona: H. C. Sparkman, Journal Printing company; T. E. Fitzgerald, Gazette-News. Fort Lauderdale: George G. Math ews, Fort Lauderdale Sentinel. Homestead: A. C. Graw, Homestead Enterprise. Jacksonville: Arthur -Keep,-The Ar- tisan. Jasper: Ben M. Caldwell, Jasper News. ' .. Kissimmee: W. B. Harris, Klsslm- mee Valley Gazette. Lake City: H. L. Dodd, The Citizen Reporter. :' Lakeland: Lynn W. Bloom, Lake land Daily Star. Leesburg: Gilbert D. Leach, ? Lees burg Publishing and Printing com pany. V j Live Oak: Burr A. L. Bixler. Pres ent Truth Messenger. Marianna: Mrs. Eva Lilliam Moore, Times-Courier. Melbourne: Stanley S. LIchty, Mel bourne Times company. Miami: E. Taylor, Miami Herald. Moorehaven: Will H. Stevens, The Moorehaven Times. New Smyrna: H. L. Rood, New Smyrna News company. Okeechobee: B. E. Davis, Okeeche bee Call. Orlando: William Glenn, Morning Sentinel; R. B. Broscier, Star Publish ing company. - Palatka: H. P. Norwlck, Palatka Morning News. Palmetto: A. M. C. Russell, Jr., The Palmetto News. ' Panama City: G. M. West, Panama City Publishing company. -' ' Pensacola: C. M. Robinson, Pensa cola, Fla. Perry. R. L. Thompson, Taylor Coun ty Herald. ""-';' Plant City: F. M. Prewitt, Plant City Courier. Funta Gorda: A. P. Jordan, Punta Gorda Herald. Safety Harbor: A. E. Shower, Safe ty Harbor Herald. Sanford: A. M. Haynes, The San ford Herald. Sarasota: Mrs. C. V. S Wilson. St. Augustine: Harry L. Brown, St. Augustine Evening Record. St. Cloud: Claud F. Johnson, St. Cloud Tribune. St. Petersburg: Lew B. Brown, Eve ning Independent. Summerfield: P. W. Collins, Chron icle. Tallahassee: H. S. McKenzie, Flor ida legislature; Milton A. Smith, Daily Democrat. Tampa: Edgar A. Wright, Florida Grower. ; Tarpon Springs: L. L. Lucas, Eve ning Leader. r Tavares: J. W. Bell, Tavares Her ald. v , West Palm Beach: E. P. Simpson, Tropical Sun Publishing company; James L. Earman, Palm Publishing company; Howard Sharp, Palm Beach Post; J. C. Barton, Lake Worth Her ald; H. H. Curtis, Tropical Sun. - Zephyrhills: J. F. Stebbins, Colon ist. . ' Zolfo Springs: Stuart Hancock, Zolfo Springs Publishing company. Carter Glass, secretary of the treas ury, spoke in the afternoon at four o'clock, at the Baptist tabernacle. Simple, direct, and with compelling power, he appealed to the men of the Fourth estate and the leaders of the Liberty loam to put the Victory loan over the top, speaking to them not in the bald terms of commercialism, not in the sterotyped pnrases of the business man, but as an American pa triot who relies upon the layalty of a nation to the sons who have defend ed that nation's hearthstones. The secretary of the treasury has two sons who have just returned from France, both officers who have seen service at the front. One of the dra matic incidents of the speech of the afternoon was the receipt of a tele gram from the younger son, who had wired the secretary from Norfolk of his safe arrival from across the wa ter. - In calling upon the newspaper men to pledge their best efforts to the success of, the Victory loan. Secretary Glass reiterated his faith in American manhood and womanhood, who have made possible the victorious consum mation of this war for humanity, and upon whose efforts the nation is re ' Don't you wish you had one?" Over four million bicycles are in dailv use in the United States. 40 Nearly a millkm more Into use this year, -v will come T. T. Wentworth Wilson-Biggs, This is National Bicycle Week May 3 to 10. This is the week to buy a bicycle to get the greatest good from it this Spring. BICYCLE. Sportsman's Supply Conbany Mr. Glass declared that, as a father of two sons who have offered their lives for their country, he 'believes that the loan will be a great Thanks giving offering for the millions of men whose lives have Seen sparedL in reply to the charges of waste during the war. he said that war and waste and that he believed that he voiced the sentiment of the American people when he said that it were better to waste millions of dollars than to waste millions of lives. He pointed out that when the muni tions of war were contracted for and the nation's indebtedness incurred, that no leader dreamed that the war would so soon be ended, and be urged upon the .people of America to offer up Thanksgiving for the lives that were not wasted Instead of decrying the, dollars that were. He urged a realization of their tremendous obli gations" to those boys who saved the world from the Hun. Senator Hoke Smith spoke particu larly along the lines of legislation in regard to the government's obliga tions and pointed out the strength which the federal reserve banks of this country had given to the financial in stitutions, not only of the United States, but through the protection af forded the allied nations of the world, In stabilizing finance. Senator Smith, "In expressing his conviction that the federal reserve banks had saved this country from panic during the - war, and from fu ture monetary panics, stressed the fact that it is due to the sagacity of Carter Glass that the federal Reserve banks were made possible and that this country was enabled to go through the greatest crisis in history without shattering financial and commercial life, and was also enabled to finance European countries. The beautiful Piedmont Driving club was thrown open to hundreds of visitors, who were entertained at luncheon in the great dining-hall. Governor MeCord, of Georgia, and Haynes McFadden, chairman of the Liberty loan committee of the Sixth federal reserve" district, made short talks, introducing four minute speak ers from the states represented in the district, and following the lunch eon, a number of good after dinner speeches were made. " Most of the delegates left Atlanta on Thursday night, carrying with them a renewed determination to do an ef fective part in putting the Victory loan over the top. To the initiative" and untiring energy of St. Elmo Massen gale, the success of the convention was largely doe. L. E. NOBLES & CO. . Agents HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX and KIRSCHBAUM SUITS "YOUR MONEY'S WORTH, OR YOUR MONEY BACK" 29 South Palafr-x Street. Phone 790 - ; C. J. JOHNSON Dealer in BICYCLES AND SUPPLIES Agents for Iver Johnson Bicycles 121 EAST WRIGHT STREET Watch for Sunday Ad TRY LIPTON'S TEA The WELLES-K AHN CO. AGENTS GOOD FAITH OF HOUSE CLERKS IS HOT QUESTIONED (By JOHN C. TRICE) Tallahassee, May 3. Many of the mem bers of the house who are questioning the accuracy of the vote on the Phillips amendment to the compulsory dlppinj bill, have expressed a desire that the public be informed that they do not ques tion the gtod faith of the clerk of the house. They are faithful to duty, ef ficient and impartial in the discharge of their duties. They have the respect ant the confidence of all the members. - But they point out that it is human to err. That at the time this very vote was taken there was considerable eon fusion in the house, and as particular as the clerks are, it is possible that they have made a mistake. In this connection, it is true that the speaker several times during the day had to rap sharply for order and reprimand both the members of the house and the galleries. At one time while the speaker pro tem., Mr. Wilson, of Pajsco, was in the- chair, he sent the assistant ser-geant-at-arms into the galleries to re store order and directed that he see that it was kept. 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