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The Destroyer Fleet And Its Auxiliaries THE PENSACOLA , JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1919. , (By a Man-o'-warsraan.) Probably very few pepole of Pensa a or any other community under gtand the ImpoYtance of the destroy auadron its organization and mainte- nee The wonderful protection It "ives to the United States and her ,,, fleet during "peace" which peans a protection during "war.". It j Is only necessary ia cuauBo mo wu peace" to the word "war" as far as jUe destroyers are concerned, the little fighting vessels are built to fight and are ready when called for. It Is a comparatively easy matter to fcuild ships of war, torpedoes, guns and their accessories. But to put the?e implements to a superior use jjiept all emergencies at all tmes re Qiires a humane element which can not be built like ships; but must be THRIFT M IS TO BE OBSERVED Y. M. C. A. IS PLANNING TO PUT ON AN EXTENSIVE CAMPAIGN j IN CONJUNCTION WITH NA-1 riUNAL WORKERS. National Thrift Week, January 17 24, will be observed in Pensacola. The Y, M. C. AT is planning to put on an extensive and far reaching campaign, at' that time. The purpose of this campaign is to in part, stimulate the individual to fit his income and abili- arched out from thl available man ed nhriKHnn ",,f ani or,QK1a . -V mS1 - y biUAUl A 11111 VV power or our cuum,,, "'J.bear his full share of responsibility ideas, to be a sailor, man o warsman and practically all the other trades known to the universe. 1 At the present, time It is the navy's unfortunate duty to part with a very large number of its trained men. This condition was brought about by our political machine in Washington the high vrages to all in civilian life, and the failure of the powers above to con sider the Increase of pay for men of the navy. Surely the reward for the excellent service rendered by the navy during the world war is greater than what has been handed out so far. Those in doubt or those who have so easily forgotten our navy should read. 'The Navy " at War," by Admiral Sims. . . ,; - To lose all your old reliable trained men in practically .any business is dls- tressing and without a superior effort, j (which drives many executive to old a?e before their time) the business goes Into the hands of the receivers. The navy is not - going into the re ceiver's hands and we hope not into the enemy's hands, but the fortunes of war are many. With a personnel com posed of green, untrained men well Mr. "An yman" what is you snap judgment. , At present out active squadron, those of the Atlantic fleet which has based in our harbor for the past two months, in command of Rear Admiral CP. Plunkett, U. S. NV With this ex cellent officer and the assistance of h!i most able staff, the destroyer squadron is growing into what it should be, and what It was at the end of hostilities in Europe, an ever-ready, all powerful, well trained fighting unit of the navy. With the U. S. S. Rochester; "flag ship," we have our- destroyers divided into two divisions. These are grouped together and a certain number put under the command of a flotilla com mander. The flotilla commander makes his headquarters on board the flotilla tender (repair ship). A flotilla Uender is a necessary ad junct to the success of the destroyers, and without this useful vessel the de stroyer becomes unfit to fill its pur pose. , A tender being so necessary to the success of destroyers deserves a word of explanation and praise, i The U. S. S. Dixie, formerly a -vessel of the Morgan line of steamships of pre-Spanish war days is at present considered one of the most efficient vessels of the tender group in the navy. The duties of a tender is to always be in attendance with the destroyer flo tilla, supplying them with provisions clothing and money for the crew. They carry a machine shop, foundry, and mechanism to- make the necessary re pairs to vessels operating on . distance service. A vessel would have to bo imaged very seriously that could not U repaired by the Dixie. , .- The people of Pensacola should be Froud to have these wonderful little v?ar vessels in their harbor, and with a little effort on our part surely . we should try to keep this most efficient unit of the navy here. : ; , The slogan of the people of Pensa cola should be (and let's make it that) "Pensacola the home of the destroyer fleet" . There I3 no doubt about the capacity of our harbor. We believe it meets the requirements of the", war vessels, a9 to accessibility, depth of water, Protection from the open sea and a beautiful climate. .- What we lack is "a navy spirit," play pounds for the men of the fleet, hous mg facilities for the families of offi cers and men who wish to bring them :ere" and above all, and what Is very important a desire to A f the current market value. The word Tronteertng" is heing used m connec. a with our city and will in the end very harmful. This is obvious 'to y Wr-thinking person who will take trouble to "think." The destroyer squadron will leave -asacola in a few rtav v.,,-- , r,cr-, , ' - the, M 14 ia known "one of '-'e vessels will receive ordered, "Go j J"0Ur hme port, Pensacola," There oat 6 and U is up to us to rub Jt After these vessels ' visit thelr flOffie nnrto r . j . . ... - iew uiiya iney wm out again for another period of start t.t. "s ana training. 'It has been ad Ced that Ponsacola is very suitable wr this purpose. : papers "in 7 get busy. Pensacola ' copy and PHONE PETITION HAS BEEN DENIED a.lahassee, ' Dec 20. (Special.) Petition of the Southern - Bell &r e and Telegraph company to ra"ad. commissioners of the er f f,0rIda to have tre recent or Vi I commissioners, relating to tc his "family, his work, his commun ity and nation. 1 To help men think straight, and . act wisely ' about, their money matters In the realm of earning spending, saving, investing and giving. To develop character. This Is the fundamental purpose of the entire Y. M. C. A. program. It is generally recognized that the man who has the right attitude towards his money matters, other things being equal, is a better man morally and spiritually than one who has not. The Y. M. C. A., while recognizing that the spiritual is more Important j than the material, recognizes also the fact that is difficult for the man, handicapped by having most of his en ergies absorbed In making both ends meet financially, to enjoy the spiritual J freedom which ought to be the right of every citizen of our country. It be lieves by helping men and boys to earn honestly, spend wisely, save consis tently, invest judiciously and share wita others, it is helping them to wards the basis of economic advance ment which makes possible a more complete development of their spiritu al natures. The association has come to see that habits of wastefulness and extrava gance rot character. They make a man poor, they rob him of his judge ment, steal his health and undermine his integrity and honesty. Most of the evils that beset men go back to the gaining, dividing and use of money. What the gymnasium is to the body. educational class to - the mind, and evangelism to the spiritual life, a sus-1 tained economic program is to the eco nomic life of men and boys. The way a man gets and uses his money is a true index to his character. Jesus placed great emphasis on a man's re lation to his money. Of his thirty eight parables, sixteen relate to this theme and it is estimated in the book "Money the Acid Test" by McConaughy that throughout the four gospels, one pf every six verses deal with this subject. In Pensacola, each day ct National Thrift Week will be set aside for. a very specific and particular phase of thrift. Instead of talking each day about the abstract matter of thrift. It is thought by taking up a special problem each day, and secur ing men who are experts in that par ticular line to present the subject far more and better results would be had. The week will be divided as follows: National Thrfit Day, or Bank Day, January 17th, Benjamin Franklin's birthday. To emphasize the service "jet bank renders a community. That the bank is the fundamental arid tre mendlously valuable asset to any com munity, is a fact that -very few peo ple appreciate and understand. Share With Others Day, Sunday, January 18th. To emphasize the importance of sharing with others, and to bring out the fact that how a man thinks about his money , matters largely depends the development of his character. National Life Insurance Day, Monday,-January 19th. , To emphasize the importance of protecting ones loved ones with life insurance. This question is so much taken for granted that we are apt to not give it the proper . thought, but the fact that 75 per cent of the re turned service men have dropped-their Insurance demonstrates that it is a question that needs consideration. Own Your Own Home Day, Tuesday, January 20. To emphasize the Im portance of a person owning his own home. Every man is a better citizen by owning his home. Make a Will Day, Wednesday, January 21. To bring before the people the importance of arranging their affairs so that the family will., not have to spend all there may be left in order to secure what may have been left by a deceas ed husband or relative. Thrift in In dustry Day, January 22. To present the need of factory thrift and the eco nomic value of. cooperation between capital and labor. The main purpose of this day will be to try to teach that what is of value to the ' employer is likewise of benefit to the employee, and vice versa. Family Budget Day, Friday, January 23. To emphasize the Importance of operating personal and family finances on the budget plan. Pay Your Bills Promptly Day, tatur day, January 24th. To stress the moral obligation of paying debts promptly. This last subject is one that Interests almost every man in a community, whether employer or employee. 1 . General Secretary Moore is very en thusiastic over this feature of ' his work and expects it to be one of the most beneficial programs the associa tion has put on in the community for sometime. It will be put on in such shape that every person " in the com munity, whether rich or poor, old or young, employer or employee will reap its benefits, and many of the strongest and most representative men in v the community will be on some of the pro grams to speak on the various sub jects covered by the campaign. BLUE RIBBON. House-keepers will find Blue Rib bon Vanilla, something - worth while. Distinctive delicious flavor 2 . oz." bot tle. Just a teaspoonf ul to the quart Ct Tvlng charges modified, has been of material required. "Best and takes Christmas somehow the very name seems to breathe of well wishing. It is at this time that we strive to forget our petty thoughts, and to radiate that cheejoand good fellowship that seems to be the very spirit of the day. Christmas cheer can best, be accomplished i by . giving by presenting some token of your , regard. And what can be more appropriate than furniture an article or two, that will re-' mind one daily of your , appreciation of their friendship. Christmas Cheer, throughout the Year--1 you give Furniture .':".':'f Tab! Lamps $6.00 up ' V In this display of Lamps we offer you combinations which harmoniz with favored schemes of decoration. We are offering the largest stock of metal and silk shade Lamps in the city. They are designed in graceful, simple styles. We have the Lamp you are looking for. So do not fail to see pur stock before buying. SMOKE STANDS Cedar Chests 99 For Hubby's Cigars Buy him a Humidor, like the one shown above. He will ap preciate that far more than most gifts you could think of. We have a large exhibit of these, . in fumed oak and ma hogany. Please Hubby with one. Priced from $1.25 to $25.00 ' i-gyf- I "FOR HER FINERIES" A splendid gift for Mother, Sister, or Sweetheart Always very acceptable, because it provides a place to properly keep her clothes during the off season. We have a large selection "-of genuine Tennessee Red Cedar Chests to select from. Priced from $24.25 up. Chases jfe ajfol Chill! There s no chance for chance chills at baby's bath-time or any other time with a Perfec tion Oil Heater around. Gives the extra heat you want where you want it in a jiffy. - Warms ten hours on a gallon of kerosene oir portable heat for every room. Saves coal too. Your Perfection is ready now. $ 1.00 A WEEK PERFECTION Qilfleaters agJ BS i I: kT a-t Give Him a "ROYAL" $29.50 UP J : Telephone Sets Give Her a "ROYAL" 29.50 UP 51.00 A WEEK PAYS FOR A "ROYAL" The Ideal Gift for the Lady or Man "ROYALS FROM $29.50 UP No Chair Like the "Royal" for Comfort and Convenience TELEPHONE SETS Get a Phone Stand "Vith chair to match. They're a handy set, occupying but little space, and for conven ience and comfort while phon ing they prove a very popu lar home article. We offer several different styles in oak, mahogany or Early English. $11.00 up Give Her a Writing Desk of Mahogany A gift that would make a decided convenience for your wife and an attractive piece for your home, as well." Our- holiday stock contains a large selection, some as low as $13.00 Up Gift Suggestions Tea Carts Floor Lamps Reed Rockers" Sewing Tables Ladies' Dressing . Tables Boudoir Lamps " Chiffoniers Chifforobes .Dressers Children's Roll Top Desks With Chairs to Match These desks are substantially built, and have chairs to match. They are finished in oak or white enamel. ' Every future" business man will want one of these desks, and we only have a few left. So be sure and get yours Mon day. Priced from $7.75 Up v Gift - Suggestions Art Squares Small Rugs Congoleum ' Art Squares Library Tables Parlor, Suits Ladies' Vanity Dresser Music Cabinets What Gift More Appropriate Than a WINDSOR ROCKER - $16.00 This quaint old Windsor Rocker is finished in mahog any; has a comfortable saddle sat and gently sloping back. Unusually roomy. Folding Cards Tables, $3.50 It's a handy article for any home. Can be used for sewing, etc Mahogany finish with leatherette top. T """" t-.u o . We have the most complete line of Children's Rockers and High Chairs in the City. Priced from $3.00 up Beginning Monday Our Store Will Remain Open in the Evenings During the Holidays less."