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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1919.
A. ,1 DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MAVKS. President. , ..nTir HOWARD LED: MAYES. Secretary and Tret.u. Conducted from 1S92 to 1915 Under tb Editorship and Manaremnt of Col. Frank L- Mayes. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS American Newspaper Publisher Association Florida ifesa Association. . . Southern Newspaper Publishers' Association I v ' Dn Week, ' Datlv and Sunday Two Weeks, Daily and Sunday M . - . n - - a a une jxiontn, uauy ana sunuy ............ Ttvree Months, Dally and Sunday Six Months, Dally ana Sunday On Tear. Daily and Sunday ' Sunday Only, One Tear " Tli a WMirtv TMimil flnn Year Man snbscrlptlons are payable In advance. BUSINESS OKF1CB -fe KDITShA4V?EFT' PHONES s - HPftof. 2t Office: Jerrnal BWg.. Cor. Intendencla and DeLuna sta .15 .St . 1.05 1.25 6.50 1.69 1 use, for republication of all news credited to t pr noi otherwise credited In this paper and also to local news published. ' Entered as second class matter at the posteWee " Pensacola, Fa.. under Act of Congrepw. March J. 18 f- Kepresnted in the General Advertising Field by New York. Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City; Atlanta, itoSACULA, FLA, MOXDAl. NOV. 10, A GRACEFUL SUGGESTION There is a familiar saying: "Try to please every body and you please nobody," says the Times-Union. It Is aptly illustrated in the action of the Florida Centennial Commission, which, after hearing the claims of a number of cities desiring to stage the event has decided in favor of four cities for cen tennial celebrations in one state in tne same year. "Instead of giving the choice to one city with all toe state unitedly" working for the success of the cel ebration by the state of a state event it has decided Ao give each of four localities a slice of the pie, par- celling it out to 'make it go as far as possible.' This t was probably done with the mistaken notion of 'try- ing to please everybody.' The result is to "please no- body.' The celebration is to be broken oip before it ( Is even started. Instead of centering the interest and attention of millions oL people upon Florida as a hole as a great state growing greater, that in terest is divided and scattered so that one section or another claims attention at the expense of the state i its entirety. ' '.": . ;i -..-;" "The "enterprise, as it stands, is doomed to failure In this respect, at least: Instead of being a state af fair it becomes a local enterprise and will be so re garded by the home people, those of the respective localities selected, and by the lerger number of peo ple whose presence and interest is desired the pub lio at large. From a county fair tot a one-fourth 'state fair is not much of advancement. In effect the action of the commission will be to advertise abroad (that Florida has not a single city large enough or enterprising enough to back a centennial celebration J of the founding of the great state. This is not the ! fact, .Any one of the four cities selected, Jackson ville. Pensacola, Tampa or Miami, is capable of put- !. ting over such an jvent in the manner that it should be and . especially with the 'entire state backing up the enterprise as would have been the case had the selection fallen to any one of the cities named. The taction here referred to is belittling to every one of the four cities. It cannot help but be so regarded by the general public. - , "There'is one practical solution of the proposition as it now stands and that is for three of the cities named , to withdraw their claims in favor of the Xourth inthe list. All of the four can unite on one i place for holding the celebration and then by uniting with an other cities ana section or tne state matte the event the success and the advantage to Florida that it ought to fce. This is not suggested in any selfish spirit for any one of the four cities named is just as well entitled to the exposition as any other. If broadminded, practical judgment prevails this will be the course taken, and that very prompt ly." ; : v ; The Journal agrees with the Times-Union in be lieving that three of the cities should withdraw, leaving the centennial celebration to be what was originally intended, a celebration of international scope, ,'. ' i J In view of the fact that the centennial idea was born in 'Pensacola, has been fostered by Pensa- collans, and that this city has been three times designated by the state legislature as the centennial city. The Journal would suggest that the graceful thing" would be for all other cities in the state to retire in favor of the city in which the centennial came into being, and which has been instrumental in giving the centennial the greyest amount of publicity ever given any state enterprise.'; : 4 The Times-Union, which is well posted on Florida, declares that any one of the four Florida cities In question is capable of putting over such an event in the manner that it should be, and especially with the entire state backing the enterprise. Pensacola is more capable of holding the celebration than any other ciiy, for already Pensacola can command $1, v 250,000 for the purpose. No other city in the state has ever had any just claim to the centennial. Four years aaje the move ment was started in Pensacola. The idea, originated with ex-Senator John B. Jones, who in June, 1915, introduced a resolution in the state legislature for holding the exposition in Pensacola, which resolution was adopted. On November 15th of the same year a centennial committee of fifty prominent men was appointed to promote the movement, this committee adopting resolutions favoring an exposition interna tional in scope. In December, 1915, George Hervey, . then a Pensacola citizen, was sent as a, delegate from this committee to Washington, to seek federal aid. In June, 1916, N. P. Bryan, then senator from Florida, presented a resolution to congress, and the committee had assurance from members of congress that the matter would receive every attention. Plans were being perfected for carrying on the ex position and for legislation by the legislature of 1917 authorizing the counties of the state to cooperate with the centennial committee and the national gov ernment, when the world war put a stop to the movement. The city commissioners, at the meet ing of the legislature in 1917secured an amendment to the city charter, empowering Pensacola to issue bonds for centennial purposes. Immediately after the signing of the armistice the city commissioners again renewed their fight and again applied for art amendment to the city charter. These facts make it potent that Pensacola alone has rightful claim to the centennial. The Times-Union suggestion is an admirable one. The three other interested cities, Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, should step aside in favor of the only city with any claim to the cen- t nnlal Pensacola, where history was made which he centennial will commemorate. ' THE OPEN SEASON. The Tampa Tribune calls attention to the fact that there' is game and to spare in Florida this year, if the out-of -season man, the lawless pot-hunter, be kept out of the fields and forests. The season will open November 20th, and the true sportsman will enjoy his hunt all the more because he goes with the knowledge that his going is not violative of the rights of his fellow hunter, or the law which pro tects game, while it is young and unable to protect itself as the seasoned mature animator bird is able. At the most, bird and beast have but a poor chance against modern man, and certainly there is nVt In the man of real sporting spirit and blood any desire to deprive the feathered or furred quarry of the spoting chance which it should have. The Tribune says: The Florida hunting season legally jjpens November 20 not a day before that time. -. . There are three classes of hunters usually found In every section. The true sportsman, who, because he realizes the necessity of, game laws and gave his Influence to having them enacted, waits for the legal "open season." He limits himself carefully to the "bag" allowed by law. Then there is the "pot hunter," who regards every law of any kind as aimed at his own personal selfish desire to kill it alL He creeps up on quail to shoot them on the ground, and his methods in pursujt of all other game, , fowl or animal, is just as cowardly. - He kills it " unlawfully, kills an unlawful quantity, and vio- lates the, law .further by selling it when it is -. forbidden. The third class is the thoughtless boy, who does not stop to think when something ,r springs 05 flies up before him, but bangs away in ' the excitement of expectant youth. He is -but the embryo "true sport", or "pot hunter," as' he is later informed and grows. , : ,s C : The law ; Is, meant to protect the interests of ., the people of Florida In their game birds, fish and animals. It is not, primarily ,to protect the game, for humanity has not yet reached the stage where it Is purely unselfish In any pro hibition It puts on Itself or any class of Its makeup. Thia being the case, it behooves every ' one 'interested in his own personal rights to the game of the state, to assist In the protection which the game laws throw around those in terests." Because "there is a "tang of autumn" in the air, and the bob white" of the quail has given place to the whistle of the ranging bird, is no reason why we should, allow ourselves to grab up gun and shoot before the day Is here.' ? The true sportsman ; Is going to wait , until the open date for hunting, and he is going to help protect the game, for his own Interests, by making public as far as he can the law covering" the hunting of game in this state, and he Is going to discourage illegal hunting, by precept and by practice, and if that does not stop the wilful selfish man who regards neither God nor man, then he will put the officers of the law wise and leave it to the persuasiveness of law to stop the violator. a Florida Press Opinion Please Stop Rocking the Boat These are times that call for courage, cheer and a sane optimism. The world will yet sit down and stop rocking the boat. Suppose we talk oc casionally, when we meet, of our hopes instead of our fears; of our future plans instead of our past troubles. "We used to think we'd be grateful when the war ceased to demand its daily toll of human life. Have we forgotten those dreadful days ? Days of nerve-wrecking anxiety and uncertainty, They are gone, . so let us turn from that scene of shadow and chaos and look upon the bright picture of a glorious future. Tampa Tribune. Walton Real Estate Is Booming. Every day that goes by sees an advance in the value of Walton county real estate as well as the in crease In the demand for it. Farms that five years ago jcould have been bought for ten dollars an acre would now be considered cheap at twenty-five, and the end is not in sight. DeFuniak Breeze. The Gadsden County Times is one of the , best newspapers in the state, from an editorial and typo graphical standpoint, ' and its publisher, R. L. Sweger. is to b congratulated, not only1 on the policy or the paper, but the business It carries, which In dicates that Qulncy, at least, is not very hard hit by the cost of high living. One of the most attractive Issues of The Times, typographically, and from a business standpoint, is the edition Just received, which carries a Bad Cross supplement; most attractive In Ita make-up, and furnishing wonderful publicity for ' the Red Cross drive. ''V-;.'';'.-.,; , ., :' ' ;is'v-r ' 4- Manufacturing Ill-Feeling (Milton Gazette) At St. Louis Saturday eleven L' W. W. agitators, including one negro, were arrested. In their pos session was found much literature destined for dis tribution among the colored people of the South stirring race hatred and animosities. The Industrial Workers of the World is a very bad organization. Its reputation is enough to 'con demn any of . its activities. It opposes all govern ment, all religion and , all law and order. It only seeks to stir up trouble In the South as a part of its general plan for universal anarchy and spoliation. At Elaine, Arkansas, this month, a negro agita tor stirred up hundreds of his people, and the result was eleven were killed with two whites the first day; of the disorder. , The negro. Hill, who stirred up v this trouble was absent when It started but, before going he had collected $1.50 initiation fee from all members of his 'union" and had sold shares in a building he was going to erect at $10 per share. The trusting negroes, who believed Hill in his wild tales found out that they were following a false prophet, who only used them to make money , out of them. So with other asritators. who krt iar sums of negro money and then leave them to, face whatever trouble results from their activity. Negro men and women should leave such swindlers alone. There are sane and sound leaders In the negro race. These men give them honest advice as to their course and conduct, and if they are followed the negro race will gradually benefit itself. But when these conservative leaders are left for a radi cal stranger, charging fees; the negro is bound to get himself and others in trouble. Walt Masons Daily Poem Extensive Plans for Housing Workmen. Definite plans for housing workmen needed to carry on St.- Petersburg's extensive building pro gram have been made by the housing committee of the Speed club. It has secured an entire city block, which can be sub-divided into forty-eight lots, each large enough for a house to accommodate a small family. It .is the . plan - to build sixteen houses at first. They would rent at from $20 to $25 per month or sell at from $3,000 to $3,800. The houses, if biult, will be strictly modern in every way and could be used by tourists if the need of their use by work men should pass. Plans for financing the building are being worked out by the housing committee, Representatives of the carpenters and otiier me chanlcs have agreed to put all the men of each craft on the work for two days time and and contractors will allow the men to leave all work In progress ex cept that of most urgent nature. St. Petersburg In dependent. x Tallahassee Boy Will Get Rhodes Scholarship. Thomas Myers Palmer, son of Dr. Henry E. Pal mer, of this city, a graduate of the University of Florida, is among the Rhodes scholars to be ap pointed from, the United States, according to the list announced by Prof. K Frank Adelotta jof the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, American secretary, to the Rhodes trustees. The appointments are subject to the ratification of the trustees. The men appointed this year are those who could have gone to Oxford in 1918 and 1919 had it not been for the war. Those selected as" of 1918, Thomas be ing In this group, will enter Oxford in January, and those selected of 1919 will enter the university next October. The many friends of tle brilliant young man, and his parents are being showered with congratulations upon receiving this distinguished ho'nor, one among the greatest in an educational way. Tallahassee Democrat. -.. Once in Every Man's Life. Every man in every town during the course of a lifetime has to ask a favor of an editor not an ex caption to this rule, says an exchange. A man may escape a doctor, keep clear of the courts, but once in a lifetime, at least, has to go to the newspaper to have a certain piece put in a death notice, ar ticle, etc., have his name printed or omitted from some item. It is, therefore, to your interest to treat the editor fairly. He desires tS be fair; he would rather do the right thing than the wrong thing, but If you give him a kick, the dent of It may be found in the top of your own hat some day, and you will never know how it got there. Don't you think you are immune; don't think Providence has espe cially favored you; your time will come and when It does come, it will be a fine investment If you have a friend In the editor's office- Tampa Tribune. Alligator Steak Is Something Delicious. . 1 jQuite a number of St. Cloud people were treated to a surprise in the way of an alligator dinner one day last week. It appears that some local fisher men went out to fish, they also killed an alligator, skinned and saurian, and bringing some nice steaks to the city, distributed it to their friends as fish steaks. The friends readily accepted the treat and prepared the alligator steak, thinking it was a big fish stealC and eating heartily thereof were none the wiser until their benefactors told them the next day that they had partaken of alligator. Well, at least one of the recipients of the 'gator steaks. Dr. Buckmaster, says that he learned that there is one more good thing in the world to eat, and "ain't a bit sorry" he was fooled. St. Cloud Tribune. Get Ticket for Pensacola. The nation-wide coal strike will affect Florida if the strike is long continued, observers say, but it will not affect Florida injuriously. Many persons in the north have already learned that it is as cheap to pay railroad fare to Florida as to stay at home and buy coal, and with coal scarce and higher priced, there Is an additional reason for making a trip to Florida this winter. Railroads are sufficiently pro vided with fuel supplies to keep them running for a longer time than the coal strike is likely to last. Palm Beach Post. , THE COP. . Oh, the cop gets princely wages, just to hear and sympathize, when we'd vent our futile rages, and hand out some sobs and sighs. He is standing on the corner, in his uniform of blue, and he'll weep with any mourner who would raise a howdydo..Tell your troubles to the copper, an attentive ear he lends; it's immoral and improper if you spring them on your friends. We have all our little sorrows, in each breast some sorrows lodge; and no man of wis dom borrows any trouble he can dodge; so when you are seen approaching with fresh grievances sup plied. I don't need a lot 'of "coaching ere I run away and hide. Tell your trouble to the peeler, he will fatten on your wall; he will list to every spieler, as he leans against the jail; ch, he leans against the prison, and he teeters on his toes, and a princely wage is his'n, just because he hears your woes. All your griefs are old and hoary, and of weariness they're full; go and tell your dismal story to the nearest harness bull. Copyright by George Matthew Adams. Fulford May Be in Race for Superintendent. It, Is being rumored that Hon. C. A. Fulford is thinking of entering the race for county superinten dent in the coming primary. Mr; Fulford filled the superintendent's office for eight years during which, time a large deficit In the school funds was wiped out, and the experience which he possesses would bea strong factor in his behalf. It is con ceded that should he enter the contest he would have a strong following.-Bonifay Advertiser. Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair. Dr. Frazier, the well known surgeon from Dothan, spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the bay enjoying the fishing and boating. He was a guest of Capt. C. D. Smith on one day, but the fish gave them a raw deal. The next day, however. Doctor Frazier went out with H. M. Felix and had the sat isfaction of landing three fine big red fish. St. An drews Bay yNews. How Does It Help in the United States? Flooding of the French shoe market with 300,000 pairs of American army shoes bought from surplus stocks In the United States quartermaster is ex pected to materially reduce the almost prohibitive cost of footwear now prevailing there. Orlando SentineL THE AMERICAN LEGION MARCH Tempo di Marcta By ARTHUR PR YOB ?prM t910 by Jos. W. Sure Cv.Nl, r" Britiaa CpyrUfcA Scr4 - " . 7 V . . . - - ,4 j 'p. (Clip and past this in your scrap book). Copyright 1919, New Era Features. WHAT HAPPENED NOVEMBER 10. 1914. Allies hold against voilent attacks on western front; furiouis combat near Ypres nets but small German advance Two Russian armies converge on Cracow; further north Germans rush reinforcements to defend Thoen and Posen Austrian invasion of Serbia (Nor. 10 - Dec. 14) begins Germans lose two sea raiders; the Cruiser Em den beached and burned after being worsted in battle by the Australian cruiser Sydney; the Koenlgsburg bot tled up in South African river. .:v " 1915. : French cavalry patrol pierces Bul garian lines at Veles; town still in hands of Bulgars Ambassador Whit lock's legal adviser in Belgium expell ed from that country for efforts to save Edith. Cavill-r-Brltish and French war offices plan closer cooperationi-be-tween staffs; British Premier Asquith announces development of system of informal conferences between Allied military chiefs. " ' ' 1916 - Russians attack Austro-German forces in Dobrudja on west side of the Dana ube: battle rages for th Cerna voda bridge; von Mackensen" forcos have repaired damage to brldga done by Rumanians in their recent retreat Russian defeat on the Stokhod river; forced back to second defense line with loss of 3,000 prisoners. 1917. Teutons flanking new Italian line take AsIagowest of tho Plave river; Italians yield the east bank from Su segana to the Sea destroying the bridges Lenlne heads new Russian cabinet; Trotsky to be premier; cabi net completely radical moves to con fiscate all land British make riew gains along Passchendaele ridge; Rou Iers now under British guns British in Palestine take Askalon from the Turks; General Allenbys forces have gained 20 miles since capturing Goza. 1913. Kaiser and crown prince, flee Into Holland; Berlin seized by revolution ists; Frederlch Ebert, new chancellor, begs for order; sovereigns- of 'many German states abdicate American Second Army begins new offensive; initiates series of local operations on 50 mile front; purpose to test German strength British sweep on in South ern Belgium: capture Leuze and Reualx and reach southern outskirts of Mons. Views of Journal Readers Editor The Pensacola Journal: The employes of the Pensacola ship yard have been requested to partici pate in the exercises on the 11th of November in celebration of Armistice Day. I am satisfied that there are not In Pensacola, or any other place, men of more patriotic spirit and men who' will do more or go further in contributing to the complete celebra tion of that day than our ship yard boys. I will include the whole ship yard force, including a good many ladies, as this ship jard is still under government rules, and as this day has not yet been made a legal holiday, neither by" the state or the United States, the plant cannot declare a holiday, but the officials, Paul P. Stewart, president; Mr. Crenshaw, vice-president, and the various heads of the respective departments will be glad to see every man working In this plant contribute with their personal presence to the success of the Armistice Day parade, the great est day, not alone to our beloved America, but to the entire civilized world- Let each one, man or woman. prove by their individual presence and assistance, and their pocketbooks, If required, that they are in earnest! Actions speak louder than words! Prove to the country that the citizens of Pensacola and Escambia county are not alone boosters for the cen tennial, but for everything that is noble and good! CAPT. J. C. PATERSON. CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. Launch Grand Rapids leaves Pensacola Mondays at 8 a. m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a. m., for Harris, Mary Esther, Camp Walton and Valpariaso. Returning, leaves Valparlaso at 6 a. m., Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at Pensacola 1:30 o. m. ' t . "