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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, TUESDAY MORNING, JUI7T S, lyitf.
DAILY WEFTfLY SUNDAY
Journal Publishing Company
LOIS K. MATES. President and General Manager.
Conducted from 1S9S to iis Under ths Editorship and
. Management of CoL Frank L. May.
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TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 8. 1919
THE REAL SPIRIT.
Patriotism is no-longer a mere word glibly
spoken and easily forgot. , It is the essence of
what we term today Americanism, it is the bone
and blood of a nation.
' Pensacola and patriotism have become indis-
solubly linked together during the years of the
war, and loyalty to country has been expressed
in varying but unmistakable ways. The army
and the navy have been always a part of the life
or 1'ensacola, even since those early days of
Spanish occupation, and civilian and service life
have been closely allied. But perhaps the close
co-operation of city and service was never more
emphasized than in the great celebration of the
Fourth of July, when the army and the navy
joined hands with the city in making the Inde
pendence celebration memorable as an observ
ance to honor the men who gave their lives for
their country.
For to give one's life for one's country does
not mean merely to die on the field of battle. One
may just as surely offer up his life in service, in
:amp or flying field, where life 13 risked with
3ach passing hour, and sacrifice and service are
"one--'
One of the things which stand out against the
background of the war, as related to Pensacola,
is the wonderful response during the world war,
from the army and the navy, whenever there was
1 call for patriots.
These men had offered their lives for freedom,
they awaited government orders. That would
seem to be enough. And yet without hesitation
. the army and the navy, the marines and the
aviation, threw themselves, heart and soul, into
every movement which stood for those standards
for which they fought, those ideals to which
they were consecrated.
The war is practically at an end. But the
joint celebration of July the Fourth is not a per
iod at the end of a chapter of history. Rather
is it the heading of a new story a story of co
operation, of loyal and friendly support, of that
new comradeship that the war has brought
about.
, The celebration of July Fourth was some
thing more than an observance, it was, in it
way, a pledge. It not only honored the dead and
paid its tribute to the living, but it stood for the
future it did more than this it cemented the
bond of comradeship between service and civil
ian, a comradeship not only marked by social in-
rtercourse, but which against the background of
war work, spells future co-operation which will
mean much for the spirit of true patriotism that
will go far towards building a greater Pensacola.
BRIGHTER BRITAIN.
The Tribune takes time to wonder what will
happen when all women get the right to vote.
Just what happens wherever women now have
the right to vote, which is better living condi
tions all the world over.
The Tribune man might take a day off and
find out what has already happened where wom
en have the ballot. It is interesting reading.
Take New Zealand, for example, where the wom
en have had the vote for years.
That's where the Ansacs come from, and down
in New Zealand are the happiest, most content
ed people in the world. In December, 1914, there
were siv banks of issue doing business and the
average amount on deposit was about $139,000,
000; on December 31, 1914, every two persons in
New Zealand had a savings account.
But New Zealand has something better than
money in the bank. It has children in the home.
Through the Infant Life Protection Act, New
Zealand women have saved the babies as the
women of no other country have savdd them. In
New Zealand 949 babies per thousand LIVE;
only fifty-one out of a thousand die. In the
United States 876 out of a thousand live and 124
die. In Dunedin, one of New Zealand's largest
cities, only thirty-eight babies die, per thousand.
It is the healthiest baby city in the world.
New Zealand women have stood back of the
effort to establish technical schools, giving equal
opportunity to both sexes, and the effort to se
cure scientific temperance instruction in the
schools, as well as measures for the general rais
ing of the standards of public instruction.
In 1911 the standard of literacy in New Zea-
5 SE
2 STATE OPINION. J
"Ah, There. Florida!"
Senator Duncan U. Fletcher of Flor
ida Is going to have opposition. Two
candidates for his seat In the senate
have already announced. Governor
Catts being one of them.
Senator Fletcher has more than
"made good'' at Washington, and Is
today one of the strongest men the
south has in the senate. It would be
a great mistake for Florida to retire
as able and experienced a senator as
he is today. The best man the people
of the state might elect could not hope
to reach within the next ten years the
position of usefulness and influence
which Senator Fletcher has already
attained.
Our sister state has been known to
pull off some surprising political
stunts in the not very remote past, but
surely there ought to be enough in
telligent and patriotic people in the
state to take care of Senator Fletch
er in the present threatened crisis.
Changing senators and representatives
in congress Is, in the very nature of
conditions at the national capital, as
Well as at home, an unwise thing to
do, and it should be done only when
an incumbent proves unworthy or
goes far astray. Albany Herald.
THEIR BARK IS WORSE THAN THEI RBITE
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw.
We believe it is not disparaging the
honors due to other great American
women to say that with the death of
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw there has
passed away the greatest oT American
women
The daughter of immigrant parents
strugeling for existence in a Michigan
wilderness, she early learned that rug
gedness of mind, cleanliness of thought
and absolute trusting faith in her
Maker were necessary for Winning the
struggle against the wild and the un-
land was brought to the point where there was man heart, she was no faddist, but
no such thing as illiteracy in the length and ZntVrs eraf ter ad
breadth of the land. At the age period of f if- who ever assumed to say what should
99 1-2 of the whole population be tne ' woman 8 aa-
She was not bigot, but she was set
sternly to the carrying out of a great
plan for the emancipation of women
which plan she had seen adopted by
the nation which she was a unit of and
a worker in.
Her three great aims were in reality
one: Temperance, suffrage and social
purity. She believed, as we all know
now, that the three were practically
inseparable. She lived to see national
temperance a fixed policy of the na
tion, women given the ballot, and such
a nation-wide fight against the social
evil as probably was never even ex
pected by her In the early years of
her activity.
As a suffrage worker, the term of
V man V.0170 Inner harl thf nrivilpcp. of voting her administration as president of the
"C - w , -r, . A lo.
and the women have recently been initiated, even tion was marked by tne mo8t won.
the scoffers must admit that there is no evidence derfui advancement of the cause. The
. , , A 'number of suffrage workers increased
m Wew Zealand mat me women aic u"xvv"u j from lT.OOO to 200,000; one campaign
about Casting their ballots, and Certainly NeWiin ten years was replaced by ten cam-
, , i,Q5paigns in one year; the expenditures
Zealand men are not the ones to deny tnat me f the associatjon increased from
woman's vote has done much to make New Zea- $15,000 to $50,000 annually; the num-
land what it is acknowledged to be: the Most ffrom four to twelve, while the whole
Comfortable Place in the World to Live, Where suffrage movement changed from an
. , - -, Tl . ttcaaemiu stage iu a
they have few labor troubles, and where tne uoi- j force arousing lne attention of the en-
shevists have been beaten oy twcniy-iive -"tll after the complete vlc
For it was a quarter century ago tnat iNew -e
land began to revolutionize itself into the Bright
er Britain, as it is familiarly called.
teen to twenty,
could read and write.
A wife may divorce her husband on the same
grounds on which a husband may divorce a wife.
Divorce is also granted to a wife or a husband
for wilful desertion for five years, for drunken
ness, and in the case of the wife, for failure to
support, and for cruelty in the case of either wife
or husband. These laws have equalized the stand
ards of morality in New Zealand to a remark
able degree.
The vote of the men in New Zealand is 84 per
cent and the vote of the women 83 per cent. As
EQUIPMENT OF
QUALITY IS NOW
USED ON FARMS
There was a time In the lean years of
farming when many farmers had to buy
-yulpment that was poor In quality be
cause it was cheap. But today the farm
er has money and is buying equipment
of proved value the sort he has always
wanted because he knew it had the gen
uine value that made it cheaper in the
long run.
The automobile Is today part of the
atandarrl equipment of every farm. Cars
of the best make dot every country road.
The farmer is considered by the auto
salesman to be a most dicrimlnating
buyer. He la a man unea to doing things
himself, and not delegating jobs to
others; his information is usually first
J hand, and he knows Just what he wants.
it Is because of the farmers' prosperity
ard their determination to get full value
for their money that the United States
Tire Company is looking forward for an
enormous buaineis this year in the agri
cultural sections. Back of United States
tires stand the high Traditions of the
United States Tire Company" great fac-
21 STABLE FINANCES.
,. Fensacola has made a wonderful record in
niany ways during the past few years, but par-
ticularly has its financial development been not
able. In spite of the many handicaps which it
has suffered, along with other southern cities,
it has a good financial rating throughout the
country. This- fact was stressed at the recent
sale of time warrants in connection with the
educational improvements in the county, these
warrants selling above par, bringing a premium
of $1,700. One of the best evidences of the sta
bility of any county or community i sthe readi
ness with which its bonds are placed, and the
premium that these bonds or time warrants
bring.
The fact that some of the best houses in the
country are bidding on our paper, is indication
of the fact that not only are the potentialities of
this port and back country recognized, but that
"at the present time its securities are sold at par
In the markets.
; : And the Balkan question is to be settled on the
deferred-payment plan.
HIGH DENSITY COMPRESS.
Prospects seems good for a high density cot
ton compress for Pensacola, but it will require
the co-operative effort of the business men to
make these prospects materialize.
That Pensacola's harbor is its greatest asset
goes without saying. But what do assets pro! it
a man or a port unless they are utilized? The
shippers of Pensacola have expressed themselves
as favorable to the erection of a high density
cotton compress at Pensacola, and realize its im
portance to port development.
American ships will not take cotton com
pressed in the old way.
tories Morgan Wright. G. & J., Hart
fcrd, and Revere whose names have
stood for quality In tires since the earli
est days of the bicycle.
As the product of the largest rubber
company in the world, these tires repre
sent a technical excellence and crafts
manship that mean long miles of Bturdy
service and ability to stand up under
hard service.
BRITISH BELIEVE
MORE TROUBLE IS
BREWING IN ARABIA
. London. July 7. British government
officials are convinred tliat the uprising
In Afghanistan is being fontered by the
Russian Bolshevik!. It Is stated that the
government has positive Information that
Amir is In close touch with the Bolshe
vik! In Turkestan and Moscow and that
the Russian emissaries have been sent
to Afghanistan.
It is believed here that the Amlr Is de
laying answering armistice terma which
he requested until he .-an further con
centrate h.ls forces, stir up more troublo
among frontier tribes and get assistance
In the form of propaganda or money from
Russia.
Recent sucoes'sos of the, Bolshevikl In
Trans-Caucasia are regarded with ap
prehension The Bolshevik aspirations undoubtedly
are two-fold. Official opinion here !
that they hope through this method t
spread their doctrine among the people
or the near east thereby widening their
influence and embarrassing the United
Kingdom.
I l I I - - - . !!HSSSSWBSS1
AUDIT COttT 6Y6TEM3
R. T. RAINES
Public Aeeountant Auditor
San Carlos Hotel, Pensacola. Fla.
McCasklll Block, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
INCOME TAX REPORTS EFFICIENCY ENGINEER
tory was won was she called to rest
from her labors; and she passes out
with the love, the esteem and the full
appreciation of her worth, of every
one who followed her life. Tampa
Tribune.
H IS
t rr-v TJrrTTT T S
THE -CALL OF THE WOMAN'S
HOME.
We hfar of "The Call of the West".
The Call" ot this, that and the other
Lut louder and more insistent than
Home to the people of Pensacola for
a better home than the present, a
home properly equipped, properly pro
vided for financially a home where
Shippers Say there Will each woman can have a room to her-
- . , , ,i . t Ul VI mice -v" J
bp no difficulty in Securing Ships IOr thlS port t , crowded into one room a home
provided the cargo may be secured. The high' that win do credit to the generosity
proviueu me j &nd tnoughtfumess oC tne people of
density compress would open this port in a won-,our clty
j ,,i .,. I we neea fining men ami wwiicu
UC11U1 a j .
Other ports are over-crowded in handling cot
ton, it is claimed, and the erection of such a com
press would be a great thing for this section, as
it would mean not only the labor in handling the
nltnn anrl nnpratinc the Tlant. but it WOUld
mean a large amount of work along the water-jjjv. worked r
front in handling ships, and also a large amount
of business to those furnishing fuel and other
supplies.
at the head of this movement, and
when the business men of the city real
ise theif responsibility towards the
helpless inmates of the Woman's Home
fnd rise en masse to provide for them,
then will a new and comfortable home
be a reality, not merely a dream, as
It has been for so long to those who
to keep
closed.
Hundreds of the citizens of Pensa
cola who express interest in the Wo
man's Home have never been within
its walls, Matron and Inmates gladly
welcome visitors and any attenti l
Germany Will now have the full Confidence of that breaks the monotony of the usual
j, Uii. j routine of their lives is greatly appre-
every man who thinks a mad dog can be trusted :ciated
after being whipped. "'e take women, id or young, who
need our help. A prominent business
" " -" - " man of the city present at the last
Great nations are strong for the theory that meeting of the managers on July 1.
., , , . He represented other business men f
one is his brother s keeper, provided the business pensacoia and he sought to acquaint
Of keeping nets a profit. i himself with the conditions existing
j in the home, its needs, financial and
otherwise-. He spoke of having the
When the farmers adoot the 44-hour week. hom sh!Ur M as wr as 0'd
' women, but that would never do. An
part Of the problem Will be to find a substitute institution that would care for eld men
' in iww"y Mtfa ,
X '
for eats.
would Indeed be a blessing. Let u
hope that such a home may be built
in the near future but It is not yet.
The business visitor suggested we
should try for a "Home" to cost from
$25,000 to $50,000. Let us have the best
we can afford. Will not others in
terested in havini a better home for
Someone Should explain to the Senate that its God's old and helpless children give
on this subject?
Secretary of the Home.
Across the water the war tax will be a grevious
burden. Here at home it will be an annoyance.
job is to ratify a treaty, not to ratify a president, fo,
Ask. for the Booklets
You Want-
CaIiiornia for the TowW"
Toecmit National Park"
Siuo4 Ceo. Grant Ka
uonml Park"
The glorious out-of-doors beckons
every day.
You may auto on thousands of miles of
smooth boulevards.
You mav camo in lovelv Yosemite. or
where th6 Big Tree groves arc, or alongside
some ice-cola mountain brook.
You may climb the snowy slopes of Mt.
Whitney or Mt. Shasta.
You may bathe in the blue Pacificwhere the surf
rolls in, or in quiet waters.
Go to California this summer and see ftr yourself ,
On the way visit some of the National Parks and
National Monuments the nation's playgrounds Rocky
Mountain, -Glacier, Yellowstone, Alt. Rainier, Crater
Lake, Grand Carnron, Mesa Verde and others. Return.
if desired, throuch be Pacific Northwest,
e
Summer Excursion Fares
Ask the local ticket agent to beft plan your trip or apply to
the nearest Consolidated Ticket Office or address nearest Travel
Bureau, United States Railroad Administration, 64ft Transportation i
Bldg., Chicago 143 Liberty Street, New York Cityj 602 Healey !
hlig., Atlanta, Ga, '
CONSOLIDATED TICKET OFFOCE
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