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Pensacola. F?a.. under Act of Congress. March 187.
Represented In the General Advertising Field by
New Tork. CMcago, Detroit. Kansas City. Atlanta.
Policemen are the city's soldiers.
The blue uniform of the "cop" ought to be. In
matters civic, as much the object of the affection
ate respect of the city's inhabitants as the khaki
of the "doughboy" is to all Americana in time of
war, says the Times -Picayune.
The police force of a municipality ougrht to rival
a crack regiment of the line, In pride in its work,
in tone. In spirit of endeavor, in" physical fitness,
in manly bearing:, and in its place in the heart of
the community it serves.
From the spring of 1917 to the mid -autumn of
1918 there were brought together and created In
the United States over two thousand regiments of
communicate direct with the United ' States Ship
ping Board, Radio Department, "Washington, D. C.
or vfth the Sea Service Bureau, 101 Milk street.
Boston, Mass. The Shipping Board's announcement
also says: ;
"An excellent opportunity is provided for any
bright young man - to see the world and at Jthe
same time be very well paid for , his services.
Those who desire advancement may - easily spend
their spare time studying navigation or engineer
ing. We desire to interest as many men as pos
sible who have completed a high school course, or
who have had college training. There is hardly
any other field in which the beginner can qualify
as quickly. A period of three or four months Is
required for an inexperienced man to attain a speed
of 20 words a minute." -. " :,
."We hear a great deal these days about the "Ir
repressible conflict" between capital and labor, as
if there was a strict line of demarcation between
them. There is no such thing. Bach is essential
to the other and neither can function without . the
other. Instead of discord there should , be the
greatest harmony between them. If capital should
be destroyed labor would be reduced to harsh con
.ditions; if labor should cease to work capital
would lie Idle . in its strong boxes and avail its
owner nothing.. These truths are . so evident they
rare axiomatic It should not be necessary tc state
them to any Intelligent mind. Why then should
there be any conflict between them? "Working
together in harmony they can move the world;
working against each other with doubt and sus
picion and jealousy between them, no progress is
The Tampa Times says: Nor is there any
strict line of demarcation between them. The la
borer of today may be the capitalist of tomorrow.
If he Is worth anything as a laborer, he" has a
laudable ambition to better' his condition.. Such
laborers a few years ago were Henry Ford Charles
F. Schwab, Thomas A. Edison, and Andrew ; Car
negie, and hundreds of others who might be men
tioned. The moment a laborer begins to save his
wages and invest them In a home, he becomes . a
- A f all 1,A4 VtT AWA
average Americans, ana wvm Capitalist to the extent of his savings. If he
by combat or in rigorous training, the regiments " w,n v
that failed could be counted on the fingers of
'two handf. '
These men were spurred by a great purpose and a
high emotion, and all they dared was danger.
Policemen have the harder test, for not only
must they be ready to face bullets, but chicane,
trickery, and constant subtle trials of their for
bearance, their cool Judgment, their temperance,
their continence, their honesty. -
It is an old saying, and true, that it Is harder
to live for one's country than it is to Tale for it
and it is 4he policeman's business to live for his
country, day in and day out.
Because that is true, all and more of the leader
ship that goes into the making of a good regi
ment must go into the making of a good police
" force. . '
But the thing has been done.
Tears ago, a clear-visioned, upstanding, hard
hitting man took charge of the police force of New
York city, when that force was broken in spirit,
distrusted, shot through with graft, the tool of j
petty politicians and shysters, without pride of
position clinging only to one last shred of man
liness: a Justified reputation for physical courage.
In one brief year that police force, with com
paratively few changes In personnel was admitted
ly the best in America, and among the best In the
world. .
The method was simple. Police Commissioner
Roosevelt backed honest men to the limit when
hires a tramp to clean up his dooryard while he
draws his big wages at the mill or factory, to
that tramp he Is a capitalist. .Nine-tenths of the
capitalists of today were recruited from the ranks
of labor." Very few Americans are born with sil
ver spoons in their mouths, and it is an axiom that
there are but three generations from shirtsleeves
to shirtsleeves, which means that the son of a
capitalist may yet be glad to enroll in the ranks
of labor. - ? .-.
Another fallacy is that capital consists of cash
in hand. The man who has buildings and land,
and tools and equipment, and credit Is a capi
talist, although he may have very little ready
cash at his command. I He has the means, to con
vert the labor of his hands, and that of other
hands, into the coin of the realm. He is a capi
talist, but necessarily an- enemy of labor. It is
worth while for both capital and labor to be mu
tually conciliatory instead of antagonistic In that
way alone prosperity for both liesl Capital must
be just and even generous to labor, and labor must
be square and honest with capital. , :
Each day brings some notice of new developments
along agricultural lines in "West Florida, and Santa
Rosa Is coming to the front in a way encouraging to
every agriculturist and business man in this section.
Editor Reed of The Milton Gazette is one of the
livest wires In the state and well in touch with
they performed their duty, and he tolerated no ! farm conditions, and the importance of training the
lapse from his standards. , He treated his police- girls and boys that they may play their part in the
men as men. He played no favorites. He reward-I development of the section of the state. Of the re
ed faithful, efficient service. He dismissed those j cent exhibits of the clubs of the county, the Gazette
who would not run the straight line.' The shyster,
the straw bondsman, the politician, no longer dic
tated promotions or demotions, or helped cheap
crooks make laughing-stocks . of roundsmen.
Roosevelt worked on the old truth that most
men want to be straight, want to be respected,
want to do the right thing. He found his confi
dence justified. His men met him more than
half way, and so what he, worked for was attained.
So strongly was the new spirit instilled 4n to the
force that its effects have not ceased in a quarter
of a century, though many men have striven since
to uproot the Roosevelt tradition.
There are not many Roosevelts, but what Roose
velt accomplished in New Tork required only the
ancient virtues of physical and moral courage and
& perception of right and wrong these,' and one
thing more; the unswerving support of Roosevelt's
own superior, the mayor of New Tcrk.
t Good jobs at attractive pay for honorably dis
charged soldiers and sailors In all the shipyard
trades and as radio operators at sea are now open
In practically unlimited number. " The office of
the assistant to the Secretary of "War. through
Lieutenant Colonel M. C. Smith, has Issued the fol
lowing bulletin: - 4
"The Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd..
Sparrows Point, Md, advises that they have open
ings for first class mechanics in practically every
shipyard trade at eighty cents an hour. There Is also
a need for 2,500 mechanics helpers at fifty-four
cents an hour. Men for this work need not be ex-
perienced, and after four to six months' time will
receive the pay of first class mechanics. This ap
pears to be an excellent opportunity for. discharged
soldiers who wish to learn a trade. Anyone interest
ed should apply to C. "W. Moore, Service Depart
ment, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, .Ltd.,
Sparrows Point, Md." :'. "
The United States Shipping Board needs qualified
radio operators, and can furnish immediate employ
ment to any discharged service man who possesses
a commercial license. First operators receive $125
a month and second operators $100, including board
and quarters. Radio operators are treated as of
ficers. ... ' ". '" ''
"During the war a large number of radio operators
were trained at the government's expense for army
and navy work. These men may secure a commer
cial radio license by passing the required examina
tion, which covers ability to receive 20 words a min
ute in continental code, theoretical knowledge of
radio, and the United States laws on radio. These
examinations may be taken at the custom houses
says: .' : : - '-
The biggest boost for Santa Rosa county's
agricultural Interests, that has occurred in a
long time will be the club exhibits in Milton to
morrow. These exhibits a few years ago, occu
pied a small space in a room or hallway, but
now It takes a good sized room to accommodate
' the exhibits " of fruits, grain, and vegetables,
while half a city block is required to accommo
date the exhibits of the pig and poultry clubs.
"We are informed that there will be some real
prize winners in tomorrow's exhibit and as a
" mark of what is possible In the way of growing
hogs and pultry, the exhibit will indeed be quite
significant. Too much praise cannot be given
Mr. Oglesby, the county agent and Miss "War
ren, the demonstration agent for the develop
ment that has been made during the time they
have had charge of this work In Santa Rosa ,
Ida, in common with other states, should live within
herself as nearly as possible. In fact, it is a pa-.
triotic duty, which the people of our state owes to
our country and ourselves to grow every kind of
food products that is necessary not only to main
tain the people at home, but to supply our quota
of foodstuffs to others. "Wheat can be grown in
Florida from the north central portion of the state,
northeast and west to the Perdido' river. Most of
the land -in the region named will produce' one or
more varieties of wheat adapted to southern con
ditions. : Wheat Is the world's choicest bread crop
and the source of one of . the principal foods of
the most progressive and Intelligent peoples and
nations of the world. The only other crop that ap
proaches it In food value, and that is grown to any
extent Is rice. With these conditions before us
we feel Justified in suggesting that all farmers
who can, and whose lands are adapted. In whole or
part, to wheat growing, plant at least enough for
home consumption. A few acres planted by each
farmer will give him all of the flour that he needs
throughout the year. If each farmer in Florida, of
the ordinary size farm, should plant from three to
five acres to wheat,-he would find itthe most
profitable crop that he could plant. In doing this.
If he does no more, it would set free many bun
dred thousands of bushels of wheat.
The plan proposed for a state highway system,
a mass meeting in support of which was held in
Mobile last night, calls for the construction in
each county of paved roads leading to the county
seats of adjoining counties, says the Mobile Reg
ister. That means from Mobile at least three
such roads, two leading into Mississippi and one
into "Washington county. 'The road' leading into
Clarke county is a national highway, and will also
undoubtedly be maintained in addition to the other
projects. A road to Bay Minette, through Baldwin
county is more problematical. ' The building of
seven miles or so of bridge, causeway and trestle
is no light undertaking, and perhaps the state
funds will have to be supplemented by local ef
fort before such a highway will be realized. .The
advantages to Mobile and Baldwin county of di
rect highway communication, however, are too
great to allow the project to be neglected much
longer. The state Is bent upon having good roads
and each Important point easily accessible by mo
tor vehicle. Business interests and industries per
ceive the advantage of ' such a condition, while
farmers have long vainly desired hard surfaces
over which they may haul their produce to market
at the lowest possible expense. Citizens everywhere
ire coming to comprehend the principle that bad
r-oada are more expensive thai good roads and that
the tetter a road is the less expensive it is. The
bond issue with iht attendant amendment to the
state constitution will be voted on in February and
will go through with thousands of votes to spare
unless present indications of zht trend of public
ssntiment are entirsly misleading. Mobile citizens
havo rlways been gcod roads boosters and the
worse our roads become the m"ro strenuously do
they support campaigns for the'.r betterment.
Florida Press Opinion
By all means plant some wheat, as much as you
can consistently with the slze of your farm and
the needs of the family and farm hands, says the
Agricultural Bulletin. "We consider that the grow
ing of wheat in Florida, owing to- the condition of
the times and the demand for breadstuffs by all
the worl is practically a necessity, and that Flor-
Walt Masons Daily Poem
The wind of spring Is joyous, as pleasantly it
floats; it never does annoy us with ghastly walling
notes. It seems to bring " a rumor of blue and
crystal seas; and with buoyant humor It swishes
through the trees. We never hear it screaming, as
though with stomach ache; it helps us in our
dreaming, and soothes us when we wake. The siz
zling wind of summer blows morals galley west;
and clergyman and plumber denounce it with the
rest. .Tumultuous and torrid. It goes its burning
way, and makes us think up horrid and beastly
things to say. The woozy wind of winter has lit
tle helpful use; evangelist and printer berate It
like the duce. : It numbs our nerves and senses
as from the north it skids; it adds to our expenses,
and makes us soak our lids. But oh, the wind of
autumn! It seems to sigh, my friends, of woe that
has no bottom, of pain that never ends. It waite
around my cottage, what time the daylight dies.
J when I am tired of swattage, and chasinsr of the
at Boston, New Tork. Baltimore, New Orleans and flies. Now hastily, now slowly, it whimpers over-
San Francisco; at the federal buildings in Chicago ' head; there's nothing so unholy, sp weird, so full !
and Detroit: and at Washington, in-the Department . of dread. It sighs. In haunted crannies, cf lonsri
Education of the , Futu
When the boys and girls 'now of school age be
come men and women education will not be a
luxury but an absolute necessity. It is almost that
at this time, but with the coming of the next gen
eration high school education will become as com
mon as graded school knowledge is today. Buslness
houses will demand that clerks, stenographers and
the like be educated. ,
Even today it is hard to slip through without
knowing something about English, mathematics, the
ordinary sciences and modern languages; and for
the next generation It is going to be impossible.
There Is seldom a valid excuse these days for a
boy or girl remaining out of school.' And it Is a
dangerous thing to do. During the next age ed
ucated men and women are going to be easier to
find, and a Job for the uneducated person is going
will be demanded. The high schools of the land are
to be extremely hard to locate. Greater efficiency
turning out thousands of educated boys and girls
every year, and none of them are remaining idle
unless they want to. -
There are still a few uneducated men in .the
newspaper business, but their days are numbered;
it will be easy in a few years for a publication to
grab two of three good writers out of every senior
class to train up Into Journalism. Then there will
be no room for the old-fashioned typewriter
puncher who knows nothing about Mother Tongue
except that "this is me" is wrong and that "none
was" is right, but knows why either is so.
The boys and girls 'who are going to be men and
women a few years from now MUST be educated.
A college education will give them supremacy, and
is to be desired ; but the lack of even high school
education will prove to them a serious handicap
through life. St. Augustine Record.
(Clip and past this in your scrap book).
Copyright 1919. New Era Featurss.
Dehydrating Florida Potatoes
The need for the establishment of sweet potato
dehydrating plant in this locality is still very ap
parent. No thing grows better than sweet pota
toes in this section, and It Is doubtful if'there is
any other section of the country that can produce
a better yield or a finer flavored sweet potato than
West Florida. In fact, the sweet potato is one of
the surest crops grown in this section. It is not
only a sure crop but is one that can be handled
equally advantageously in small or large areas,
and can be produced at a nominal expense. How
ever, In order to make a success of the growing of
sweet potatoes in this, or any other section, it Is
necessary that a curing plant be established for
them, otherwise a heavy loss from spoilage Is en
tailed upon the planter, or the middleman. Such
a curing plant can be established at a compara
tively slight outlay of money and would be one of
the greatest Incentives to a greater development
of the sweet potato growing industry than any
thing, else. If it is not possible to find' a single
individual who is prepared to install such a plant.
It -would seem feasible to establish a small stock
company and through the community spirit make
such a plant" possible. Milton Gazette.
1914 Flanders - battle begins anew
with violent bombardment; Germans
build dikes and check flood, then at
tack; allies repulse two attacks; Ger
man retreat In East Prussia contin
ues; whole line from Gumbinen to
Angerberg falls back; Russians suf
fer more losses in Poland; Austrians
approach Belgrade; Austrians advance
to the Kolubara river taking .8,000
Serbians and 42 guns; General Obre
gon seizes Mexico City, rivalling Villa
and Carranza, becomes a third au
thority in Mexico.
1915 Bulgars take Prilep; Monas
tics fall near; Serbian army in north
nearly surrounded, southern army hard
pressed; Frenoh unable to give aid
while Bulgars and Germans sweep on;
Rumania prepares for war; Rome
thinks she will Join the Germans;
Germans fail in new efforts to cross
the Dvina river; Austria In official
note to United States insists the "An
cona" was warned, insists steamer fled
and was fired upon; denies firing on
lifeboats. I
1916 British repulsed in attack east
of Beaucourt, push lines forward but
are driven back by strong German
counter attack; Austro-Germans ad
vance further into Rumania, drive de
fenders from Tirgvjivlij in Juil river
south of ' Vulvan Pass ; British on
Struma front make progress taking a
village; French and Serbians lighten
hold on Monastir; Deutschland, Ger
man merchant submarine, at begin
ning of homeward voyage sinks a tug
in a collision and is forced to put
back into port.
1917 (Italians repulse Teutons at
the Piave; Austro-Germans cross at
two points, but are driven back with
loss of 1,000 prisoners; Kerensky has
disappeared; BolshevikI in complete
control in Russia; warships clash off
Heligoland; German cruisers flee, but
two- are hit and one sunk.
1918 Americans start forward in
peaceeeful advance to move through
Brley-Longwy district, Luxemburg to
the Rhine, close on the heels of the
withdrawing Germans; Antwerp again
In Belgian hands; country soon to be
free of the Invaders; French occupy
fortresses in Alsace-Lorraine, take
over Colmar and Mulhouse; American
army of occupation named; composed
of first five regular divisions and the
26th, 32nd. 42nd. 89th and 90th, Major
General Dickman to command.
vocabulary fails a description when
the said nut happens to be an Etho
pian error of creation, as in the In
stance in mind now.
An auto is a complicated, powerful
unit, potent with a source of pleasure
for those competent to guide it. but
becomes a veritable juggernaut in the.
hands of such as have not mechanical
skill sufficient to enable them to nego
tiate a wheelbarrow along a six-foot
cement sidewalk the latter class pre
dominate. Father Pou's police may arrest and
Brother Morey may fine 'em, but the
imbecile with a speed-bug in the place
where reason holds sway In the normal
person will go on maiming, marauding
and murdering until a ticket to state
prison without a return privilege Is
the reward, or other sufficient punish
ment is made sure.
Everything has its price tag even
this experience of ours and the ta$
is signed by dear little Mary Boghlch;
and the price is high.
826 East Gadsden, Pensacola, Fla,
The Journal is glad to print
short communications from read
ers on any topic of Interest.
Letters should be typewritten If
possible, and double spaced.
Of Commerce building; j Norfolk, in the Citizens
Trust building; and Seattle, in the L. C. Smith build
ing. Operators already licensed ' are advided to Ceorge Matthew Adams.
A T) V Florida man fart tcoar a merfal fnr "Jwis
dead men and maids, of old forgotten . grannies. sugar cane", but what we want to see is some" Flor- ! .
v.aixea me earui as snaaes. uopyngnt iy 4 Ida man win the prize of popular approval with a
J barrel of Florida maJe sugar. Tampa Tribune.
Editor The Journal:
The long predicted, prophesied and
expected occurrence has had its f ul
fillment In Pensacola's streets the
speeder wins I The prize, a ten-year-old
fairy. The light of a working
man's home extinguished as the price
the speed demon demands as toll In
defiance of all traffic law and com
mon sense. As the price of police
court leniency and city commissioner
indifference, is another home wrecked,
human hearts torn and misery reign
ing where happiness was enthroned.
TIs curious, this inconsistency of
our human ways. The smallest motor
driven boat on our bay is supervised
by governmental agency and Its owner
required to comply with safety laws,
possess a license and qualify to play
about the great open bay, where there
is but slight chance of harm to him
self and others, but our streets, teem
ing with pedestrians of all ages and
physical condition, ; are given over,
lock, stock and barrel to anything on
two legs In skirts or pants who uesire
j to go hellrsplitting in a "Fordlizziecan"
or Hayneslatest.
Be it 14-year-old doll playing kids.
gin-soused sports, or cootie covered
coons, .all seem to cast sense and in- i
telllgence to the winds so soon as the
hand touches the steering wheel; one
foot jabs the dewdab and the other
demoralizes the mech'anical eomrV)
nent parts of . the f umblerig then it
is harum-scarum, tohellwedare, let
her rip! The nut goes forty mile3 an
hour, sans horn, sans lights, sans re
spect for law and sans the intellect
he or she was born with. English
Longshoremen's Walkout Delay
ed Shipment of Comic
Last Sunday, and the Sunday oeforo
that. The Journal was forced to use a
general mlscellaney of left over comic
sections to fill out its edition. Thi
was caused by the strike of longshore
men which delayed the shipments.
The Journal's c4mic section comes
from the McClure Syndicate and this
week's supply is on hand, r It is be
lieved that all-rail shipments have
been arranged in a manner which
will satisfactory cover the situation.
To get the genuine, call for full nam4
lets. Look for signature of E. W.
GROVE. Cures a Cold In One Day. 30c
adv. x
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Three years ago today, November 17, 1916, women were made eligible
to membership in the States General in the Netherlands.
Find another woman.
Answer to Saturday's puzzle: Right side down, under arm.

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