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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL' WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 19J9.
DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY Journal Publishing: Company LOIS K. MAYES. President. WAYNE THOMAS, Vice-President and Manager. HOWARD LEE MATES. Secretary and Treasurer. Conducted from W2 to 1915 Under the-Editorship and Management of Col. Frank L. Msyes. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS American Newspaper Publishers Association Florida Press Association. Southern Newspaper Publishers' Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Week. Dally and Sunday Two Weeks, Dally and Sunday One Month. Dally and Sunday . . i II.. a n 4 Di.. ......... 8tx Months, Dally and Sunday One Tear, uauy ana uunujr Sunday Only. One Year The Weekly Journal. One Year Mail subscriptions are payable In advance. .IS .26 .6 1.S3 6.50 1.60 1.60 EDITORIAL. DEPT. Pres. F.5r. 1500 jg' S i "-.,. n, mkt 48 Society Editor 43 Wflce? Joufnal Bidr . Cor. Intendencta and DeLuna Sta The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the 4 republication of all new. credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also to local news petal shed. - ' Entered as Pensacola, Fla., second class matter at the postefflee i in under Act or congress, New RBrMnrd In the General Advertising Field by BepreeinitneENzKN & WOODMAN York. Chicago. Detroit. WEDNESDAY MOftNINO. JULY 80. 1919 THE SUN-KISSED SOUTH. The Monthly Bulletin, published in Juneau, Alaska, for the promotion of the Land of the Yukon, carries a Its slogan: "Pull for Alaska or Full Out." and a an indication of the spirit of Its promoters, under a reproduction of the great seal of the ter ritory, carries this: Curb your taste for sun-killed countries, "Where the natives loaf and shirk; Come to richer northern regions. Where the people think and work. On turning the page. In contradiction to this verse, we find the following: Never have labor conditions in Alaska been more unsettled than at present, not that there is a scarcity of men numerically, but that many of them are not disposed to work. Down in the sun-kissed countries men are not only disposed to work, but it is to this very disposi tion on their part that this republic owes Its being and has reached Its present height of achievement. Washington was born In the south, as was Jef ferson, and Woodrow Wilson. Lincoln and Lee. Clay and Calhoun, were southern. Roosevelt was born in New York but his mother was southern-born, and bred. V Surgeon General William C. Gorgas, the ac knowledged sanitarian of the world, who took the fangs from yellow fever, cleaning up Cuba and the Panama Canal Zone, was born In Alabama, was edueted at the University of the South, and was a surgeon t the Pensacola navy yard, preparatory to his great life-work. Read, the Columbus of the air, and Towers and Bellinger were all trained at the Pensacola naval air station, and in spite of the southern clime, managed to learn enough of the rudiments of flying1. to make good. . Sergeant York, who bagged more Germans than anybody else, was born in Tennessee, near that same region where Lincoln spent his early .days. ,- Worth Dag-ley of North Carolina , was the first man killed in the Spanish American war; Richmond P. Hobson. who bottled up Cevera's fleet,' was a southern man. Josephus Daniels is a North Caro linian. The songs of Lanier were the songs of a man t vision, not the lays of the idle dreamer; the stories of Thomas Nelson Page throb with the vigor and spirit of the south land Alaskans have not yet Invented anything to take the place of the southern cotton fields, but Florida, through the genius of Dr. John B. Gorrie, born at Apalaeaicola, invented artificial ice, quite as pure as the Alaskan product, and in the statuary halls of the national capitol a monument has been placed In honor of this contribution to science. Bex Beach, the best publicity writer that Alaska has ever boasted, attended the public schools of Tampa as a boy, and the southern cllmale evidently did not take the pep out of his system. The. editor of the Boston Transcript, known as the New England Bible, is an alumnus of the Uni versity of the South, as is the editor of the Spring field Republican, one of the ablest of American newspapers. O. Henry, acknowledged to be the best short story writer in the world, was southern-born and bred. Don Marquis, the Cleverest paragrspher in New York city, grduated from an Atlanta paper. Bruce Barton is southern. The great majority of the prohibition leaders are southern and the first woman suffragists were the Grlmpke sisters, of South Carolina, who freed their laves and went north to start the first suffrage campaign ever Inaugurated In this country. And would it be out of place to call attention to the fact that the historic phrase: "Americans do ot know how to retreat,' was voiced by a southern Officer who led our own boys at Chateau Thierry? There is one thin that the people of the sun kissed countries do not have the spirit to do and that is to depreciate the intellect, genius and vigor pt otler countries. As for us ef the far south In America, we art too busy cultivating our fertile fields, caring for our miles of fruit groves, mining our immense min eral deposits, drilling our great oil wells, chaining our tremendous water power to turn the wheels of commerce, building ships, hoeing the cotton and the corn, to have time op inclination to depreciate the products or the people of those "richer northern re gions'' of which the Monthly Bulletin of the Alaska Bureau of Publicity boasts. A recent issue of the Chicago Daily Journal car ries a feature story caling attention to the fact that there has been an exodus of "bums- In that city. Fines July 1, according to the Journal, the gentry who have mora Urn than money, are now doing less time, and the city of Chicago Is making less money. Arrests at one rmllra .,u. .1 .. . fifty per cent, only thirteen unlucky wigbts having been arrested In twenty-four hours. The choice of John B. Jones to succeed W. A Blount as a member of the Florida Centennial Ex position committee was a good one. The former senator has done more than any other one Florid lan to promote the plan for a fitting observance of the hundredth anniversary of the eeedlng of Florida by Spain to tha United States government. Tet books agents in Tallahassee are said to be thither than mosquitoes in Jersey and to an unin formed resident it seems that an extra, session of tbe legislature is on. NO ANNEXATION IMMINENT. The entire state Is taking cognizance of the fact that the real fifrht for the Florida Centennial lies between Jacksonville and 'Pensacola. Jacksonville seems to base its claim to the centennial mainly on tha fact that she is bigger than Pensacola and has a state fair building. But Pensacola spreads over just as much ground, enough for a world's fair of the greatest magnitude, and such a fair as is contem plated -would be'no more than a pocket on the land scape. ' The Times -Union recently carried the following: What's this plan being worked out "where by Alabama would annex that part of the state of Florida west of the Apalachlcola river, includ ing Pensacola," using the words of a news dis patch from -Montgomery. And at a time, too, when Pensacola citizens are endeavoring to have the Florida centennial celebration held there. Commenting on this the Gainesville Sun says: The man in Montgomery who sent the "news dispatch above referred to was perhaps a baby 'when this proposition was seriously, considered In both Florida and Alabama. In fact, we believe Alabama went so far as to appoint a commis sion to confer with similar one from Florida which was never appointed. In those days there was no railroad through West Florida. A lawyer in West "Florida want ing to attend the supreme court, or a senator or representative, had to go to Pensacola, then by rail to Montgomery, thence by Eufatilai Ala Albany, Ga.. Live Oak, and back to Tallahassee. In those days there were lots of people whose sympathies ran toward the idea of letting West Florida go to Alabama. But the situation has changed now. , But the fact of the matter Is that Jacksonville seems to know more about that mysterious confer ence in Montgomery man ,jrenscu uues, buu Pensacola is the metropolis of West Florida, we can hardly see Just how the legislature of Alabama can take any steps towards dividing the state, without the consent of the interested parties. Florida Press Opinion Any male citizen of 35 years may now be presi dent of Germany, but any man of that age ought to know better. Praetieally 8elid. In his candidacy for attorney general, as tha field now stands, Marlon county will be practically solid for Judge Billlngsley, not alone because of his antecedents, but because he Is well qualified to per form the duties of the office. Ocala Banner. For Town Development. An article setting forth how many towns t in reaching out for the big opportunities from outside, neglect less ambitious, but more substantial chances for growth existing at home, was published in a re cent issue of the Literary Digest. It told of a cham ber of commerce in a southern city that had worked up a movement to get more factories and other places. They had arranged a big dinner to promote enthusiasm. They had invited as their guest a prominent man in the Industrial world. He told them more olid aensa in five minutes than their orators had put Into all the rest of the evening. He warned them to exercise caution how they backed costly fhmta to start new factories, maklns: lines of goods for which there was no labor supply sight He urged them to develop the resources they already bad. So the business community dropped for the time being their more ambitious projects "and de j veloped home resources. They found one man op- ' crating a trunk factory, employing six people. They helped him expand so he employed fifty people. They went along this line, providing capital and machin ery for little industries that seemed sound and cap- AND HIS NAME IS BOLSHEVISM i A.B-k-a-1 Dog. MV'MlWV NAME- IS What a few West Florida men may do, without : able of growth. They built better roads to facilitate the consent of the state and that part of the state tire movement of produce. In two years they had increased their population to 2,000 workers. Gads- whlch is the party of the first part, is a quesUon which interested Jacksonville will not be called upon to decide. most certainly MILLIONS FOR CLEANLINESS. The American Legion Weekly Is a new publi cation devoted to tbe interests and propaganda of the legion; which, according to George Seay Wheat 'was conceived by practically the entire personnel of the army, navy and marine corps. On its editorial page the Weekly carries the fol lowing comment: There appeared among the "state items" of an inland exchange the other day a brief ac count of plans Just adopted by an Ohio village to Install its first sanitary system. The item disclosed the fact, of course, that men formerly in service had brought the matter to common attention and had petitioned the town council to act. If four and a half million men have had impressed upon them, as an incident of their service, the . necessity of sanitation as a fore runner of health and happiness, it is entirely to be expected that such men will be leading spirits in many Just such movements. den County Times. Few Plaudits For Champion. , The scathing arraignment of Dempsey by Grant land Rice for the new heavyweight champion's failure to offer his services in the great world fight will mean much to the advocates of the prize-fighting eame. As Rice truly says: "Dempsey became the champion boxer, not the champion fighter; for it would be an insult to every doughboy to refer to Dempsey as a fighting man, While many brave lads were beating their way from town to town in an endeavor to "break into" the army at some point where their physical defects might not be too carefully scrutinized, the present champion, with no responsibilities whatever, took special care to avoid the recruiting desk. Although 22 years old, he escaped the draft on the claim that his physical condition was poor. The manly art of self-defense as exemplified by former President Roosevelt and as practiced by hun dreds of thousands of douahboys has received a great impetus on account of the war. Amateur box ing bouts will become Increasingly popular. But what a difference between two manly young chaps .J" !trle?v,0f 1Cttr Ht5n byenf 8Cr,! sWing in a clean exhibition of sportsmanship and ? 1Veithe ST ft;". ? American f exhibltlon of the forroer tramp who sulked Soldier, the children wrote: "The American soldier w and the gtak but emerd s very clean. He bathe, much and he brushes his tQ ture a worlra fl.to um and a for. teeth and is very polite." For column after column He d fcw doUarJ annost to re. men t renvii cuuurcu vph-ci men upiiuujis ui , American soldier who had helped to save their be loved France, and again and again their reiterated: "The American soldier is very clean." - The men who have been in France and in Ger many were compelled to aid in cleaning Aip France. spect of most thinking men. The experts who witnessed the fight at Toledo have expressed the belief that the fistic crown will be Dempseys for a long time. Because of this fact it is believed that interest in the game will wane, , and that perhaps the battle on the Fourth will be It is unlikely that they will fail to clean up America ' the laBt champIonsn,p encounter in this coun- ouiun v uwra bw nam. in riiwci, try fQf. many yeara behind the county and city commissioners whose, F P A In the uuLirs lie in mai uireuuon, ana man .censacoia at least as clean as the towns in France and Germny with which they becme familiar during the world war. . QUESTION OF NOMENCLATURE. The St. Petersburg Times is urging that Florida give its winter visitors a new name, and In this eon-, nectlon. the Tampa Tribune says: When you come to think of it, what more expressly true name can be thought of than "winter visitors"? That's what they are. Why not do as we do over here in Pensacola? Call them visitors, for they stay winter and summer. them too New Tork Tribune says: Mr. Dempsey, the well known "fighter," has been quoted often, before and after the boxing exhibition, about how proud his mother would be, and how glad he was for her sake, and so on. Which reminds us that if Lieutenant Jimmy O'Neale badnt been killed in France, he might some day have been tennis cham pion, and then his mother and wife might be proud., too. Indianapolis Star. i;V& GOT "TO KAKt ivf THfc PAVtRS. THE TOTYGRATER ASKW Mfc TO FfcROCIOUSHESS T . -y fuHHY.fOLKS AXT i TAX HE- SfcRIOOSW. lfS$ - VtTeV ; is) " . - i To NOTICE Mt, -t N P -f.iV-T r 8 VOX POPULI THE GERMAN PEOPLE. Are Clay Roads Hard Roads? A Florida man went to. Georgia last week and was disillusioned. Jle had heard folks down the state bragging about the roads in Georgia and Jump ing on Florida commissioners because we didn't have and after Ihey have been with us a while call them citizens. What does a town need, asks the Tarpon Leader. And then goes on to answer Its own question thus: Men. real men. Men who are .not hide- ' bound. Men who are not mad at each other. Men who are not Jealous of the other fellow. Men who like to see everyone prosper. Men who smile rather than scowl when you speak to them of public Improvements. Men who come to a; ' public meeting, called for thp purpose of promot ing publio welfare. Men who are honest and honorable In their dealings real live boosting men with faith in their town and the courage to go ahead and try to make something out of what they have at hand. In other words, men like we have over here In Pensacola. who are putting through big things among, others a great floating dry dock, a fuel oil station, a density cotton compress, a new steamship line and a Florida Centennial. Deposits in the Pensacola banks on June 30 totaled ever 19.600,000, an increase of 25 per cent over the showing for the corresponding period of .1918, according to figures made public. The showing is looked upon as giving strong evi dence of a wave of genuine prosperity over that community at this time. Gadsden County Times. ..He had heard Georgia people boosting their clay roads until he figured things out that all he had to do was to take things easy after he left Wayeross. He was up in North Carolina and heard Georgia folks up there talking good roads so much that nothing would do him but Ire must take the trip by auto from Ashevllle to Atlanta and be able to go back to Florida and tell the home folks what it felt like to ride over these naragons. He started out in good shape. Oh, but those North Carolina roads arte 'fine. They build roads up there. From Asheville to Hendersonville the roads are simply wonderful. Much of the distance is a regular concrete boulevard except for a space where there's a fierce detour through two miles of mud. Yes, siree, he was going to have something to tell the folks about roads, all 'right. And over the mountains between Henderson ville and Greenville It .was Just fine, except for the sharp curves where you have to go slow for fear of hitting some fellow coming the other way (and going over the bank with him), yes. he still thought he would be able to tell about some travelling. Most of the roads he'd been over had been built of con crete, gravel and gravel-clay and the going had been so fine that It seemed almost as if conditions could not improve But soon after he left Greenville he got into those wonderful clay roads. Say, you Floridians who have been forced 'to travel over broken shell roads. Just thank your lucky stars tbey were not clay. That is not a circumstance to what we intend shell gets so full of holes that you get a cramp to do next year. "Just watch us grow. We expect i m your wrist trying to guide the car around them to make our deposits keep up with our enterprises, DUt the shells don't get slippery and skiddy and and to do that we will have to make a one hundred - shells don't stick to your wheels when they are wet. per cent increase in 1920. I well (getting back to clay roads), the party '- 11 I found the road from Greenville to Anderson lumpy, Sixty-six thousand dollars worth of good road ' bumpy clay. Nasty going most of the way. From bonds have Just been sold at par in Bonifay, which Anderson to Athens lumpy, bumpy and badly rutted, means that Holmes county, which has been up an' j caused by hauling farm crons. From Athens to At- comin for some time, is up an' goin' after all the good things that the people of that progreslve sec tion of West Florida deserve. ' Congress could make itself more useful if It would quit trying to find out why the war depart ment spent so much, and find out why the consumer must spend so much. Tbe boose artist who hasnt yet decided what he will do with the money saved by prohibition probably Isnt yet sober enough to observe the way food prices are climbing. I That little row between Italian and French sol , diers docsnt prove anything except that mere sol -t diers need not hide their real feelings behind par filamentary rules. . " lanta mighty poor roads to within eight or ten miles of Atlanta and from there on In splendid. And then the question arose. "Are clay roads hard roads V and the answer was. "Tou bet they are they're . hard to drive over unless they thoroughly maintained." Now all this is not knocking Georgia or South Carolina either; it's Just a sorter knock on clay, the same kind of knock' that shell deserves. Neither shell nor clay are permanent materials and no county has a real right to brag on her roads until permanent roaas are otainea, because everybody knows that the shell or clay waa put down because money for permanent roads was not available. Tbe shell or clay road is your business. Never are either one satisfactory year-round roads and the upkeep would pay for a real road in a mighty few years, Jacksonville Times -Union. (By Gilfillan Scott) Now that the froth and wrath of the war are simmering down, calm reflection provides endless matter for discussion; sane and sensible discus sion; free from bias or prejudice or heat. The statements J am going to make and the opinions I express are the re sult of much cool and deliberate thought, fully recognizing the general public feeling against Germany and the German people. The fact that I lived in England for forty years and have been a nat uralised American for nearly ten years will acquit me of any possible charge of being called pro-German. Throughout the recent period of ; horror, I have been astounded at the brutality and ferocity of action so evidently pre-arranged for tbe pur pose of conquest by the Germans. But which Germans? Did ' the German people plan all those acts of f rightfulness and the machinery with which they were ex-, ecuted? They did not. The German people were not con sulted at all. The German people bad neither voice nor choice. I repeat that I have lived under jnonarehial government and know what it means. The United States of America rep resent the protest of man. woman and child against such methods of government. In the land of the monarch, caste rules and the crowd obeys. Dare to speak out and you go to Jail. It is as near possible to off with , his head." It is due to say here that England today is not guilty of any such charge. and is . as nearly a republic as the non -dismissal of Its king can allow it to be. The sweet and gracious in fluence of Queen Victoria and the easy good fellowship of King Edward 'and King George -have-steadily tended to subdue the ancient autocracy of lords and dukes and. earls and squires. , No so in Germany. In place of a peace-loving queen. Germany has had the misfortune to be ruled, governed and controlled by a lunatic . .. - If I had to pass Judgment on the kaiser I would have his skull X-rayed by a couple of scare-brained special ists and his next move would be to a lunatio asylum. Did the kaiser plan all those acts of f rightfulness and the machinery with which they were executed? He did not. Look at his skuIL That narrow, high . forehead is mostly bone. The brainy German, the smart, keen busi ness man. has a wide forehead, a place for brains. Then, if the German people did not plan the hell-let -loose, who did? Those who expected to profit by it. Those men of cold brains who had visions of unlimited wealth and power and lust. The thick-lipped, pot-bellied gluttons and the thin-lipped. Ice- khearted militarists. They are the guilty ones. ' With subtle' flattery and suggestion they fooled the kaiser Into the belief that he was a great strategist. They pulled the string and the figure mov ed. World conquest and the kaiser at the top.- It worked: step by step. It , was all planned, and it would have succeeded had not America came to the rescue. But X want to talk about the German people. I have had German friends all my life, and I am going on having Ger man friends. Warm-hearted, sincere, generous. kindly people. England is so near to Germany, my boyhood and manhood were spent constantly amongst Germans; and, as a musician, I delighted to mingle with them; to visit with them. As I think of those days" it comes back to my memory that, those Ger mans had removed to England because there was more freedom. Can I associate those lovely people with the bloody work of war? I can not. The German people invented the Christmas trees and the Christmas stocking and the Christmas carol and Santa Claus. They love their children and their homes, and are as much in clined toward blood-thirstiness as my maiden aunt. H NEWS OF RECORD. s a k a a H H a E3 Licensed to Marry. Ollie Posey Denham and Jennie Glpson. Robert Lee Bass and Mary E. ens. . Charles I Patterson and Alice Shocks. Glv- Real Estate Tarnsfers Deeds. J. Emmet Wolfe to J. F. Wright, $10.00 and other considerations: South 130 feet, lot 27 and E 1-2 lot 28; block 45, Belmont Tract. A. C. 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