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HUB EVENING TELEGRAM, 1AKHLAND, FLA., TUESDAY, JULY 2, 191S
Florida Field Notes G. TnvArnnaa. A 20-acre melon raE '.ear Inverness will net the growers lore than $2,000. Starke.--The growing of peaches Is iaPn-ecoming one of the leading indus ly henries In the southern part of the coun ty y. The land Is a light sandy loam tumtjrtth numerous lakes and Inclined to 'He rolling.' Many small groves are be 1 mating developed, and experienced grow 1Ptloa.irs believe the trees will bear for 12 resouseari. ; . Aro?; Fort Lauderdale. A canning fac ultantory located at Dania Is turning out Bnd! 6,000 cans daily of tomato paste, an he!;ach' can weighing six and one-quar-er ounces. Farmers are flaring on E Aoieagjng tomatoes for the factory in 38 Head of the regular markets. their patch Mound in nearly every citrus grov In the state. Trees that are weakened from overbearing, lack of food, drought, freezing, or any other cause. are apt to be attacked. The disease not only attacks the vegetable por tions of the tree, but it causes an thracnose spotting of the fruit. The fungus which causes withertip fruits on dead wood; consequently the pres ence of dead wood in the grove is dangerous. Cocoa A large percentage of the lammock groves have Bet fruit and xe still holding the best crop in sev nu8t iral yeari. The prospects were never ts; ot tetter for good returns on fruit next be a reason.. 8. Gainesville. Plan now for the safe torage of sweet potatoes in some Hl2iodern storage house, where they an be kept for winter and spring tarket, without loss from rotting. Tweet potato storage houses have een erected in some parts of the tate from plans furnished by the Unl ersity of Florida extension division, nd they worked successfully. Wher ver the crop is sufficiently large at sntTbn should be given to the storage roblem. Gainesville. Summer pruning is an fflclent Vay to conserve the resourc s of the peach tree, says W. L. Floyd f the University of Florida College f Agriculture. Pruning soon after the I, Fli roductlon of a crop will cause all the trength to go into the remaining food and the fruit buds that are de- eloped on the limbs left on the tree, "his will make for a few healthy nds which will give a better crop ban If the tree is compelled to devel p buds on all the new wood. There is little danger of injuring tie tree by summer pruning if ordln ry care is used and if pruning is not severe. Talnesvllle. Withertip is an enemy H. E. Stevens of the University of Florida experiment station, recom mends pruning as a precautionary measure against the disease. June and probably July are the best summer months In which to do this pruning. Injury from pruning at this time Is less likely to occur. Of course, the best time to prune is what the tree is most nearly dormant, but if the dis ease is in the grove the grower can not afford to wait. All dead and diseased wood should be taken out. In bad cases it will be necessary to prune severely and in some cases it will be necessary to sec iflce bearing wood. Trees which have been pruned severely neer extra care and it may not be amiss to ap ply fertilizers to stimulate growth. No stub should be left where a branch is cut off. Stubs will not heal well and will eventually leave dead tissue open to infection which will give the fungus a chance to fsuit again. The cut should be made clean and parallel with the long axis of the supporting branch. This will make a larger wound than If the cut is made across the branch in pruning, but it will heal sooner and be less likely to become diseased. All large wounds should be painted with a good anti septic, such as white-lead paint or carbolineum, to protect the surface while it is healing. A group of retail grocers in Van couver, B. C, recently conducted a campaign of advertising to educate the public to the desirability of using whale meat. iest md rld 3rd Must Little Homeless Children Suffer In Florida? WE DO NOT BELIEVE that the good people ot Florida realize that there are right sow tn our State Hub dreds of little Children in real need seme absolutely homeless that just must be cared for. We feel sure that they do net know that there are hundreds of worthy mothers in Florida who are Just strug gling to keep their little ones alive and at home. We cannot believe that with these facta trueand every orphanage in Florida crowded to the doers that the people of Florida will let our great work whloh has eared for 660 of these little ones this year aloae go town for lack of funda to keep it up. Your immediate hetp Is greatly needed right now Please sead what you can today to R. V. Covington, Treasurer of The Children's Home Society of Florida Floritta's Greatest Oharrty ; 8T. JAMES BUILDING JACKSONVILLE, FLA. WHY NOT RAISE LEMONS IX FLORIDA There are probably several reasons to offer when some one asks, "Why doesn't Florida raise lemons?" and all may have been fairly good reasons in time gone by. Just now there should be only one excuse accepted as satis factory, if it can be offered, and that a positive statement to the effect that lemons will not grow in Florida. Of course if the acid fruit that has such a call upon the public in all the walks of life cannot be grown in the State the other excuses, for instance-?, that citrus lands can be put to better use growing oranges and grapefruit, and another, perhaps, that lemons grow plentifully in Sicily and other places near by and cost less to import than to raise, can be overlooked. As long as we get plenty of lemon3 from foreign ports the public takes little heed of the fact that this most popular member of the citrus fruit family is not a home product. But there have been times, before the war, when lemons wre escarce and high priced in the United States, and now, since the enemy submarines are op erating in the Mediterranean it has happened more frequently. The ships that come and go are largely em ployed in carrying what are known as essentials and while lemons are used to a greater or less extent in practically every home in this country they are not listed as necessities. It may be that some men have tried to raise lemons in Florida and have had bad luck with them. We do not mean the huge, thick-skinned kinds that would have to he sold by the ton and delivered by freight, but refer to "regular" lemons; the egg-shaped, thin-skinned ones, full of juice and health and satisfaction. Some of our varied soils may not be good for the lemon tree, but we have many kinds of lands in the state and our climate so nearly approaches that of Sicily in some sections, suggesting that ex periments could find just the place to grow real, fine lemons in abundance. Within a few years past growers of oranges and grapefruit have some times looked with dismay upon bum per crops maturing in their groves, fearing an overstocked market and low prices. If they had lemons to offer there would never be any wor ry, for the demand is universal and steady. At present in the real American home of citrus fruits, lemons are sell ing at Ave cents each, and the tiny shriveled up specimens offered are hardly worth taking home, being but a trifle larger than the nickel that is taken by the dealer. Worst of all few dealers have any at all, and none can tell when there will be another supply received. Everybody uses lem ons and there are practically none to be had in this section . Why not raise them? Times Union. a THE "LONDOX TRANSPORT COLUMN" OF TnE RED CROSS re These Are Only Four of the Many Sweetly Simple Styles Suitable (or Making Gingham Dreasea Illustrated in THE .FASHION BOOK FOR SUMMER 1 COM ) i. IS nnu 25 cQt 2b wnu Over 600 of the Newest nd Smartest Designs to Select from PICTORIAL REVIEW PATTERNS for JUNE now ready (By Associated Press.) London, July 2. Shortly before the arrival of a train of wounded at any of the London railway stations, morn ing, afternoon or night, a small group of men in navy blue uniform may be seen passing through the gates onto the platform. They are members of the "London Transport Column" of the Red Cross, and they have unload ed every train of wounded that has reached London since the war be gan. Their duties consist of the transfer of the wounded men from the trains to the stretchers and thence to the ambulances which take them to the various London and suburban hospi f tals. Speed and skill are the essen ttials of the work ot these men, and they have become experts through Jong training, assiduous practice and a thorough knowledge of flrst-aid principles. Many of the cases brought to London are what is known as "spe cial" and have to be handled with skill and care owing to the nature of their injuries. In spite of this, trains containing several hundred cot cases are unloaded in a half hour or less, The London Transport Column was organized in August, 1917, by volun teers from the staffs of the big Lon don insurance companies. The Col umn numbers about 1,000 men, all of them business men In good positoin who volunteered to give two days a week to the work, and to hold them selves in reserve for a third day each week. Their work takes them from one railway station to another, awl they are often on continuous duty for twelve to fourteen hours. AJr raids make no difference. Man;.' a train has been unloaded during a beavy barrage. During a recent air raid on London several trains of wounded were stopped at a siding in the suburbs and unloaded in compete darkness, the wounded being carried to safety in a tunnel nearby, where they remained until it was safe to send the ambulances out for tbem. The Transport men have been on special duty in every Zeppelin air plane raid on London. Every member 'of the corps Is subject to call in an The Lakeland Evening Telegram EVERY I88UE OF THE EVENING TELEGRAM 18 A COMPEN DIUM OF ALL THE NEW8, BOTH LOCAL AND FOREIGN. IN A CONCISE AND CONDEN8ED FORM, IT GIVE8 THE HAPPENING8 OF THE CITY OF LAKELAND AND 8URROUNDING COUNTRY WHEN IT HAPPENS. The only paper in Polk County taking Associated Press Dispatches or Tele graph of any kind, THEREBY GIVING IT8 READERS THE BENEFIT8 OF THE NEWS OF THE NATION SEVERAL HOURS IN ADVANCEOF ANY OTHER PAPER IN SOUTH FLORIDA. The Lakeland News Lakeland's Oldest Newspaper THE PAPER THAT FOR A GENERATION HA8 TOLD THE STORY OF LAKELAND, THAT HA8 CHRONICLED THE BIRTHS OF CHILDREN, OF WHOM LATER IT TOLD OF THEIR WEDDINGS; THE PAPER THAT EVER SINCE THERE WAS A TOWN HA8 BEEN INTERWOVEN IN IT8 HI8TORY. MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO LAKELAND THROUGH READING THE LAKELAND NEW8 PERHAP8 THAN THROUGH ANY OTHER AGENCY. EVERY WEEK 80ME HUN DREDS OF COPIES GO OUT OF THE STATE, THE REMAINDER OF IT8 LARGE CIRCULATION GOING TO THE NEIGHBORING TOWNS AND VILLAQE8, AND REACING PRACTICALLY EVERY FARMER AND GROWER IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF POLK COUNTY. It is a splendid advertising medium so recognezed by the big national advertisers who use it regularly. IT IS JUST THE THING FOR THE PERSON WHO LIVES AT A DISTANCEND DESIRES TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THIS SECTION'S PROGRESS AND HAPPEnTngs! " ' THE WEEKLY NEWS, ISSUED FROM THE TELEGRAM OF FICE HAS THE LARGEST SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY PAPER IN VICINITY, BEING DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST OF THE FARM ER AND FRUIT GROWER. Notbetter medium is in reach of the merchant or business man to get before the public of Til" a a Honaa ana many aajomtng states. 11 emergency of this kind.