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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1919.
DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY Journal Publishing Company LOIS 1L MATES. President and General Manager. Conducted from 1S92 to 1915 Under the Editorship n Management or CoL Frank L. Mayea. MEM BER ASSOCIATED PRESS American Newspaper Publishers" Association Florida Press Association v. Southern Newspaper Publishers' Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Weelc, Pally and Sunday Two Woecs. Tlly nni Sunday Ona Month. Dally and Sunday , . Three Months, Dally and Sunday Six Montis. Dally and Sunday , . One Tear Dally and Sunday ..... & Kunflav Only. One Ter . The WmIIv Journal, One Tear I-0" Mall sub. caption are payatt fh advance, and papers ' ' ,rni b discontinued on expiration data. PHONES Editorial Rooms. 88 President 45 Business Office.. 1800 Of nCE Journal Bid.. Cor. fntendenc'a and Luns, Btrts. The Asiodated Press Is exclusively entitled to th use f r repb,,ctlm of aI1 news cre1,td to 11 r no other wise credited In this paper and also to local news pub lUhM. Entered as second claes matter at the postoffice in Pensacola, Florida, under Act of Congress, March 3. 1879 Represented in the General Advertising Field by CONE. LORENZEN & WOODMAN New Torh. Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City. Atlanta I .ATUBDAY MORNING. JUNE 28, 1919 REFERENDUM AND RECALL. In view of the agitation for a change, from PROPERTY OF THE STATE. In spite of every effort on the part of the Federation of Labor, the government at Wash ington and the secret service throughout the country, members of the I. W. W. and the so called soviet, still continue to threaten this coun try with their plots and counter plots. It is not remarkable that the men and the women who have sought refuge in this country for reasons at variance with the real principles of democracy should seek to corrupt our gov- ; ernment or to overthrow law and order. But it is strange to all right-thinking people that the men and women born under the Stars and Stripes, ' having imbibed from American " ancestry the creed of freedom, should mistake anarchy for liberty, and should so far forget the principles of American independence as to TALK BOLSHEVISM. Thoughts are things; words are weapons. Talk Bolshevism and you are guilty of anarchy. Throughout the country people have been shocked at the reports from Russia that women have become the property of the state. But what do they expect of a country without a gov ernment, when license is law and brute strength wears a crown ? The following is a verbatim translation of laws which men who have returned from Rus- . A . !sia have brought back with them: the testi- , commission lorm 01 government xo me aiuer-, - mony is too authoritative to be disputed. These manic foirn, attention has been called to that .g anj what we tQ expect fa the United section of the city charter which makes it pos- states, should the so-called soviet government sible to recall any one of the city commissioners raise its banners her. at the will of the people. j "All women between the ages of 16 and 35, Section 17 That the qualified voters may at whether married or single, are to become the !any time file with the clerk of the circuit court property of the state, immediately, of Escambia county, Florida, a petition, or pe- "Each woman will receive 250 roubles per titions, ailing for the resignation of any com- month for her services and will be available for missioner of said city. Such petition shall con-' four hours out of each 24. ;tain a general statement M the grounds upon "No man will be permitted to remain with a which the. removal of said officer is requested, ?and each signer shall add after his name and rnature, and opposite thereto, his residence ad dress. Nd degree of generality or lack of par ticularity in the statement of grounds for re- woman longer than two hours. "In cases of prospective childbirth, women will be released from service three months be fore confinement and for one month after. At the age of three months the child will be turned moval shall be ground for objections to such j over to a home provided by the state in which 'petition, in case such petition shall be signed by -it will be cared for by experienced nurses and at least twenty per cent of the voters who were reared as the state desires. qualified to vote for commissioners at the last J "Married women who are within the age limit preceding city election, and the said clerk shall ' will not be exempt from service and their hus certify the said petition to the board of com- bands will be permitted to visit them once a missioner:?. It shall be the duty of the clerk of .week." . the circuit court to examine into the qualifica tions of the signers of said petition, and if he shall find that said petition does not contain the requisite number of qualified electors to call said There are many other provisions of which I cannot write, and which the Russian officer re fused to interpret. And America is permitting these beasts to election, he shall within ten days after receipt ; educate our people into the acceptance of Rus of said petition notify the persons presenting the sian Bolshevism in place of our own free gov same in writing of such fact, and thereupon the ernment. To hell with those who would foul our persons so presenting the petition shall have the language with such monstrosities! Down with ten days v.ithin which to secure additional sign- them and all their ilk! End parlor socialism and ers to meet the deficiency pointed out by the all who practice it. It is time that our people said clerk, and the failure to secure any addi tional number that may be necessary within ten days shall cause said petition to be denied. If the petition as originally presented is found by the clerk to contain the requisite number of qualified electors to call such election and the petitioner:; shall supply the deficiency within the time provided, then upon such deficiency being supplied, the said clerk shall certify to the board of commissioners that the requisite number of qualified electors have petitioned for such elec tion, calling for the resignation of the commis sioner named in this petition. If said officer shall not on or before the next regular meeting of the board of commissioners after the receipt by the bosrd of commissioners of the certificate of the said clerk, as above provided, resign from office, then said board at such meeting shall or der an election to be held not less than thirty days nor more than forty days, from the date of said meeting, at which a successor to such of jficer to held office for his unexpired term shall ibe voted for. At this election the person sought to be re ' moved from office shall be a candidate to succeed himself and his name shall be placed upon the official ballot without any affirmative action on his part, and other candidates for commissioner for the unexpired term shall qualify the same as a candidate at a regular election hereunder. No tice of such election shall be given by publication once a week for three weeks in some newspaper published in the city of Pensacola. Such election shall be held and the result de clared in all respects the same as a regular elec tion. The person who shall be elected to such joffice shall hold the same for the unexpired term '.thereof, and if the person so elected be the in cumbent whose removal has been requested, then ihe shall continue in office as though such pe tition had not been filed or such election been iheld. ! . .. . , J benator r all of isew Mexico charces that. Mpx- can news has been suppressed. Well, suppress ing the news may postpone the job of suppress es- Mexico. I awoke to the results that are sure to follow the befouling of our fair land by this serpent of Bolshevism. . WAR COMPENSATION ACT. The United States government, in connection with discharged soldiers, sailors and marines, has just, instituted an important step towards solving the problem of the returned soldiers and sailors. -t The able-bodied man returning from the front will soon find his niche in the world, but the man who returns without that same high health with which he enlisted, without that same keen zest for living, due to physical disability induced by the war, will find it far from an easy, matter to fit himself again to civil life. All persons discharged from the military or naval forces who have been incapacitated by the war may make application for compensation un der the war risk bureau act. "AH persons discharged from the military or naval forces residing in and about Pensacola can now receive medical attention and medical examination for the, filing of applications for compensation. The United States public health service, the medical advisors to the bureau of war risk insurance, has established offices in Pensacola, and Dr. Mallory Kennedy, whose ad dress is 311 Blount building, is the local govern ment examiner. All persons desiring to obtain insurance or filing application for compensation under the bureau of war risk act, must furnish a medical certificate of their present physical condition. These persons, by applying to Dr. Kennedy, may be examined and all necessary papers filled out free of charge. Such persons will also receive at the expense of the govern ment, medical relief, or be sent to a government hospital or institution, should this be necessary. The headquarters for the 5th district, which comprises the states of North and South Caro lina, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee, have been established in Atlanta. Persons desiring fur ther information should write to Dr. J. A. Wat kins, 5th floor, Chamber of Commerce BIdg., Atlanta, Ga." HI SB VOX POPULI BOSTON VS HOME CONTRACTORS. Sir: I note In your paper of the 21st inst. an article in re the new dry dock, stating that the Boston contractors were placing; a time limit on accept ance of bid intimating: that they would have to raise same. I realize the article may have been intended to stimulate the sale of stock but wish to point out that Ihore are men right here in Pensacola, able and competent In all ways to bid on and construct this dock, and who could probably build it several thousand dollars cheaper than the Boston out fit, not having to figure against that corporation's heavy overhead. It might be of some advantage to Pensacola to keep that profit at home. I should appreciate the opportunity very much to bid on the construction of this dock. At any rate, there la no justification in the material market conditions to warrant a raise in bids at this time, as materials used are either stationary or slowly declining. Very' sincerely, C. A. MOR1NE. WEST FLORIDA ON WAR PATH. The federal railroad administration will spend $185,000 to advertise Flor ida, according to announcement made at an important meeting of represen tatives of the state chamber of com merce and other civic bodies held in Jacksonville recently. This was no doubt meant for the whole state, but we note with lsld erable surprise that West .r.orida cities were only represented by one and that in person by .Mayor McCord, of the capital city. This may be from lack of Interest of our section, but the chamber of commerce of this city is very indig nant over the fact that no notice of this Important meeting was given to this organization nor was an invita tion extended to be . present. The chamber of commerce will hold a Bpeclal session this week to discuss the matter, and much interesting facts will be presented showing that there is a concerted effort somewhere to promote one section of the state to the detriment of the other. We are loath to raise this question and it is very much regretted that this spirit of sectionalism should continue to crop out and that all the good things com-' ing to Florida should be continuously hogged by our more hustling neigh bors. In the matter of this federal appro priation, however, we expect to de mand that our just proportion be al lotted to us, just as much as our allotments were made in the five Liberty Loans. We recall with pride the fact that this western part of the state had subscribed her quota long before the balance of the state in the last loan, and this Item will certainlj be given due publicity, to "the powers that be in Washington. We are entitled to fair considera tion and fair treatment and we most assuredly expect to get It. South and East Florida have accused West Flor ida of . being unprogressive and of holding back the balance of the state, but iust such tactics as those shown in the above mentioned meeting, con tinue to breed that of which accused. - war, will, it is hoped, soon material ize. F. C. Grable, of Huntington, , West Virginia, today gave $1,000 cash to beautify the campus and complete Grable Circle. Two entire private libraries and cab inets were contributed recently by Or lando ladies Miss Flora B. Brown and Mr;. Inez F. Bellows. A silo and dairy barn are to be added immediately to the farm, on which are two large flowing wells. A neighboring farmer last year cleared $72,000 on vegetables, besides fall crops and fruits, proving the pro ductively of our lands. . Twice have the boys of the Mont verde Industrial school won the state record for the largest corn yield per 'acre, 106 and 118 bushels respectively. Unfortunately, the latter was not prop 'erly reported. Ample play grounds are provided, and electric light and water systems are installed with modern conveni ences in all buildings and on grounds. The school is distinctively different from anything in the state, in that it toffers to every student, boy or girl tViA nrnrrtiinit tr rh Tr--lr- miff Kft ;cent of all expenses. Besides regrular West "Florida must wake up to her-bourses in the grades and the high Immense possibilities and they will if . have to be developed. Every county should maintain a chamber of com merce or some active and progressive organization that will take advantage, of all opportunities to promote thei entire section in which they live and do business. Publicity is a profession and one that brings greater results than anv other line of endeavor that- man may undertake. The world wants4 to be shown where to go and live and it behooves West Florida to get busy and tell it to .them. Take, for in stance, the question of good perma nent roads; north of us are two of the richest states in. the south. Those people all have automobiles and money to spend. They want to travel; they can go to our state lines and then what; why the famous sand beds con front them like the first of July or some other terrible condition. LUMBERMEN DONATE $25,000 FOR BOY'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL Through the activity of J. Ray Ar nold, owner of the Edge-Dowling Lum ber Co. of Groveland. Florida, $25,000 has been contributed by the lumber men of Florida and other states for a "Lumbermen's Boys' Dormitory" for the Montverde Industrial school in Lake county, twenty-four miles west of Orlando, on Lake Apopka, Flori da's second-largest lake. The hand sorn building will be immediately erected opposite the Odell Hall for Girls, where Florida editors were en tertained last week. Additional campus and farm landa, totaling 160 acres of the greatest vari eties of soil, including the richest muck land of Florida, have been ac quired by purchase and by gifts from citizens who desire to befriend this, the only white industrial school in Florida, which extends a helping hand to worthy boys and girls of limited means who seek a higher plane of life and usefulness. It was founded only seven years ago, and has been un able at any time to build fast enough to take care of the students making (application for admission. The $25,000 dormitory will help to solve that prob lem. ' A campaign for $25,000 additional for general "purposes has practically reach ed a successful conlusion. A prom ised Industrial building delayed by JAKE STONE 94 North Palafox Street MIXED CANDY special instruction is offered in manual training and agriculture for boys, and domestic science and domes tic art for girls. Every department is headed by a teacher who, is e. graduate in his or her line of work. Reference may be made to any bank, public, official, minister or teacher in Lake or Orange county. Catalog sent on application to Pres ident H. P. Carpenter, Montverde, Florida. STATUS WAR TIME PROHIBITION IS VERY UNCERTAIN Washington, June 27. Despite mul titude of rumors and reports as to what President Wilson .intends to du on annuling war time prohibition so far as it affects wines and beer after July 1, apparently there is no one in Washington who knows the presi dent's mind and there is no agreement among train administration officials as to the likelihood of his action. Those who hold that the president will take an action declare he is with out power to do so until the final ter mination of the state of war. Prohibition is made effective by the law ''until the termination of the war and thereafter until the president shall have declared demobilization completed" and therefore, the admin istration's legal advisers hold that prohibition cannot be annulled with out congressional action until the treaty of peace has been ratified. Some officials and members of con gress contend, however, that by "ter mination of the war," congress meant the ending of hostilities and that the president has full power to end war time prohibition after July 1, by de claring demobilization completed. Although enforcement legislation cannot be passed by congress and approved by the president before war time prohibition becomes effective the department of Justice will undertake to enforce the prohibition law. OVER $65,000 IS FOUND IN BACK YARD TREASURY EMPLOYEE Washington, June 27. Secret serv ice agents of the treasury department are said to have struck a veritable gold mine here in prospecting in the back yard of Charles II. Turnbull, a trusted employe in the mace rating room of the treasury department and unearthed more than $65,000 in re deemable .treasury notes buried in tin cans and other receptacles. Thousands of dollars in partly mutilated notes also were reported toy the agents to have 'been discovered hidden in the walls, under carpets, and in every conceivable manner, waiting to be rendered negotiable again by a pro cess of piecing together. Turnbull was charged with embez zlement of the notes in an Indictment, returned by the grand Jury .. AUUlla COST SYSTEMS R. T. RAINES Public Accountant Auditor San Carlos Hotel, Pensacola. Fla. McCaskill Block, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 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