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THE EVENING TELEGRAM, LAKE " LAND, FLA., TUESDax. APRIL 29. 1919
The Evening Telegram Published every afternoon from To Telegram Building, Lakeland, FJa. En twod In the postofifco at Lakeland, Fla.. as mall matter of the aecond A. P. HIUKLGTON, EDITOR One Year ...-. $5.00 Biz Month 2.G9 Three Montha .................. LIS rot palatable. but wholesome The address of the principal of the Lakeland Public schools on the occa ". fllon of the Commencement exercise? last night, made a, profound tmpres ' ; sion upon the large audience that heard It. Mr. Jones handled the situation fearlessly and frankly, and It Is like v ly that his outspoken comment on conditions that have borne bitter fruit , in lowering the community's morel etatus. particularly among the younjr, will lead to a sentiment demanding that such conditions be material!; changed. ' . Elsewhere In this paper the address In full Is printed, and It will repay - careful perusal and thoughtful con- elderation. It may be proper to state that the speaker prefaced this ad ... ..u dress by some introductory remarks wnich in themselves were highly per tinent. He referred to the fact that for three seasons the crooks and , wire-tappers openly made Lakeland their headquarters; that the princi pal objection urged against them was that their presence here would drive away desirable visitors; and declared that this consideration was paltry compared with the effect the undis turbed presence of these criminals here had upon( the morals of the young". The latter saw these people plying their nefarious occupation , , without molestation, and were en couraged to believe that dishonesty is ' winked at and can be gotten by with. He laid the blame for these condi tions on the city administration on the City Commissioners, or, rather, on a majority of them. It is hoped that the frank criticism contained in this address will be tak en In good part and that it will re sult In clearing to some extent, at least, the community's moral atmos phere. It Is a deplorable truth that for some reason, the morals of the community seem to be at a lower ebb than at any time in its history; and H;i4kiaJuny true that this state- ment applies mo'rVp&rttartwrlv to the , youth of the city. It Is the ' prime - duty of every good citizen to search for the causes of this condition and to Insist upon their correction at any cost; an J to provide whatever In nec- essary and expedient to safeguard and foster the community's most priceless asset tho moral character of Its young people. A BAD MIX-UP . There seems to be a bit of a mud die about the election recently held HON Lodd Hardware Co. E. L. Cook. W. W. Jordon. Marlon Rugg. Frank Sanford. J. D. Tullar. H. T. Kuhlmeger. Geo. Corley. M. F. Hetherington. Alonzo Trucblood. Abbie M. Hills. Mrs. Jessie W; Peters. G. I. Lewellen. Mary L. Thompson? Joseph LeVay. J. E. Bussard. Mrs. Harry English W. B. Curtis. W. B. Curtis, Jr. . Mrs. W. B. Curtis. Albert E. Rose. Mrs. Albert E. Rose. J. I. French. Mrs. J. I. French. William T- Cleveland! Lakeland Lodge No. 91, F. & A. M., JohnWalkcr. , Mrs. Jessie W. Petera. S. A. Sylvester C. O. Pinch Paul Faison. Frank L. Munn. J. S. Snaekleford. Carl Wilder. X2rs. Joe Wilder. by which it was proposed to estab lish a special road and bridge district, and providing for a bond Issue of $400,000. . ..' ' The proposition was to bond the district (or half the cost of construc tion of the roads proposed, the coun tj to' Issue bonds to pay tho other half. There was much protest from other parts of the county as to this plan., which, it must be owned, was somewhat objectionable. On the Saturday preceding the elec tion Tuesday, the Commissioners met and rescinded their action as to this fifty-fifty plan, but no notice of this action was given to the peoplo. and the votes were cast for one proposi tion when a materially different prop osition had thus been arranged by tho Commissioners. Now the Commissioners ask the Legislature to validate the election on a proposition of which the neotile when they cast their votes were in entire ignorance. The people voted for $400,000 bonds; the validating bill refers to $200,000. . Are there to be just half of the roads built for which the people voted? If so. which half? Some peo ple voted for the proposition in or der to get the drive around Lake Hoi- lingsworth. Others cared nothing for that driveway, but wanted the Pasco county connection. Others vote fav orably solely because they wanted the Lake county connection. WhlcT'; of these roads are to be bull and which left out for ft Is obvious $400- 000 worth of roads cannot' be bull: for $200,000? The people voted on a proposition whereby the county was to spend dol lar for dollar with the district. On the eve of the election the Commis sioners, without notice, changed th9 proposition so that the. district will have to pay . the whole cost of what ever roads are constructed. How can a legislative enactment harmonize two such antagonistic propositions? It is only necessary Ho read the ad vcrtisement of the election and th? copy of the bill before the Legisla ture to note how manifestly different is the proposition on which the peo ple voted and the election the Legis lature is asked to validate. It seems to us the matter is In a hopeless muddle, and that the only way out Is to begin all over again, and get the matter before the people in proper shape. . A DANGEROUS BILL The Evening Telegram has been asked to give an expression on the bill now before the Legislature em powering the Polk County .Commis donors to borrow large sums of money. In the first place, this paper is un alterably opposed to the centralize tlon of financial power in the hands of a few men, regardless of ther honesty or ability. This objection Is intensified when the personnel of the men Is subject to completo change every two year3 or oftener. How ever honest and capable the present Board M Commissioners, two Mrs. H. D. Moore, C. H . Way. Mrs. Ella F. Bruce Harry English Mrs. T. J. Fraley T. J. Fraley Herman Shapiro Jr.s. H. Jones. J. Wesley Bryant. C. E. Lee, Guardian. Lakeland Council No. 10 R, ft S. M. Brian Oscar Jeftcott. Brian Hugh Jcffcott Mrs. W. W. Chase W. W. Chase Cutlicrino S. Chase Mary D. Chase Frcnk K. Cliase Craee M. Wickett A. P. Sl.aw John F. Cox. Sirs, gnea E. Cotton. Mrs. H. N. Hebb. S. M. Ivcrson. ' Mrs. Eliza J. Mendenhall. Clyde O. TrammelL Meiton Olt Clothing Co. E. V. Watts. Mrs. J. N. Edwards. t A. C. Wright. J. N. C. Phillips. Ocian W. Drane T. h. Ilondnx "!, v .fuhkr. hence we may have a preponderance of members of a wholly different type, cue uey wouia nave tno power to plunge the county In debt and Incur unnecessary expenditure without the nponT- w. .,. th muftAr the , matter We believe the people should have the final say-so as to whether any usury cAiieuuiiuro or luaeDieaness for which they are responsible should a ft t. A MA . I oe incurred, no sane employer al - lows his employes to make obliga tions for him except under very defl- nite restrictions. The employes of the people should not be given any county has Incurred a very heavy in wider latitude. .. " ... . debtednesa. ftnrf w. foil.. f l. , Let us analyze the bill proposed. It authorizes the borrowing of $50,000 during any year for tick eradication and other purposes connected with agricultural interests. We are in formed that the millago levied last year included provision ' for these items. There was also provision made In tho millage for necessary up keep of roads, for which authority to borrow another $50,000 Is asked. Therefore th necessity for borrowing is not obvious. But the most objectionable feature of the bill, as we view it. Is that it gives th Commissioners the right to borrow an "aggregate" sum for road repairs and road construction to. bo repaid in installments over a perioti not to exceed twenty years. That means, though It does not say so, that the Commissioners can under that section alone borrow at any time. ONE MILLION DOLLARS on the re sponsibility of the taxpayers of Polk county. If there is need for such extra ordinary expenditure or any emer gency arises that makes it desirable x ...... t Pen Holder Free With Every Dozen Purchase Hunt's Pen Points , SEE WINDOW t Y Y t f y t Y X f V t I t - Special Good White Wove Envelopes 24 in package 7c, 3 for 20c x Y X y y y X Ink and Pencil Pads 5 cents Linen Finish Pads 10 cenis t 4 . May Records on Sale LAKELAND, BOOK STORE tj. WjHMH lf$(ThJ 100 PER CENT L. D. Lowe. R. R. Kime. A. J. Holworthy. Wm. S. Clary. E. H. VanSickler. ' Ira H. English , Louis Entzminger. Herbert C. Bell. Henry S. Hey. C. R. Richardson. Mrs. J. Edgar Wilson. A. C. Shaffer. J. W. Turner. W. C. Blain. J. N. Merrill. Ralph S. Merrill. Thos. D. Bryant. T. W. Perry. George W. Walton. Mrs. J. W. Turner. H. L. Swatts. Jas. W. Savage.. Wilson Hardware C. H. T. James. A. L. Gramllng. Alfred M. Holworthy. Geo. D. Mendenhall. Jno. G Snead Chas- H. Morton. B. H. Harnley Mrs. E. A. Elaine Mrs. Blanch Price 3. T. Price. C. I. Stacy I to go into debt for such a large amount, the matter ought to bb put up to the people, and they should as sume this burden voluntarily, and not ."" v M ufa oy aye men wh0 by accident or political kanip- uiauon may chance td" occupy the po sition of County Commissioners. Debt, contracted for necessary and "dBirable hprmnBl' B cer' ' TbIm MAlnt fa a mm. 4 A A. . a a 1 . 1 u"v BU "voBuneui; out aeoi contracted carelessly and without due consideration. Is a curse to an indiv- ual, to a city or a county. Polk been the wise and proper 'course that she should, have done so. As she ha? more good roads than any other coun ty in the State Indeed. It Is said, more than any other county in the country the need" for further, im provements is not so" urgent but that we can afford to( go slow for awhile and to take' on no additional debt un less there is excellent reason there for. FOR SALE One pair canary birds, one and a half years old, raised one brood and breed now; also 1 small cage and 1 breeding cake practic ally new. Address Mrs. R. Pickett. 402 N. Ky. Ace", city. 891C , Lakeland's colored baseball team,' known as the Quickstep, composed mostly of returned soldiers, will play the Tampa Smart Sets next Thursday afternoon at the Lakeland park on North Florida avenue. Everybody in? vited to come out and seetjome good tall playing ajnd boost the home team S. GLAZE, Manager. t Y t r J Is Your Nam&HerP? SUBSCRIBERS- Beatrice Clifford Thos. I. Clifford Minnie B. Hartshorn v Ms. Frank L. Munn Mrs. Mabel W. Cozart Robt. Burleigh Cecil R. Scott J. B. Thompkins and wife J. P. Williams E. G. Parcell E. D. Newman Isabella Trimble D. G. Hellier -Grady Deea Joseph N. ,Edwards C. U. Parker K. B. Blaine J. L. W. Zeitlow R. O. Cresap Omer Totten Chas. F. Bowen J. R. Totty A. F. Pickard R. J. Underwood R. J. Straw Eva B. Tift Mrs. Glen Starling Cyrus Wolfson Mrs. Cyrus Wolfson H. C. Stevens Jennie WiekHm Hedlsy Wickham Five Months of v W Almost Got Mr. J. A. McGraw Left Him Weah, Pale and Thin. Has Gained 12 Pounds From Three Bot tles f Dreco and Feels Like Hint self Again ' - V Many persons who bad the "fin" find that they cannot get back their old-time "pep," energy and weight, but go about feeling tired and no account. They don't sleep well; have no appetite and remain thin, pale and weak. Mr.' J. A.' McGraw, a well known resident , of Jacksonville, Fla.. residing at 26th and Walnut Sts., says: "When I began taking Dreco I was in a bad state of health, having never recovered fully from a . five-months' sessionof the "Flu." I have taken three bottles of Dreco and have gained 12 pounds, which put me back to my normal weight, before I got sick. All the effects of "Flu" have disappeared and I eat. sleep and feel as well as I ever did in my lire." Dreco has gained a wide reputation for restoring strength after sickness- It Increases the appetite; induces sound sleep; clears the complexion and increases the weight. It is In every sense a tonic and rebuiWer of broken down systems. Dreco is made from the" Juices and extracts of many different herbs. roots, barks and berries, which act on the, vital organs to restore them to perfect health and activity,, It is ex celient for weak delicate " children and aged persons. All good druggists now sell Dreco and it Ms highly recommended in Lakeland by Red Cross Pharmacy. WANTED To rent, 7-room ' house wim garage, near school. Phono 56-Red. , . 8920 The GrocerterialSells COFFEE' :" ' v" White House, per pound o. White House, 3 pounds .. o? Helen Lawton, per pound ' vfoi Wilson Custom House, per pound' "'.!!!!"-a?& Raven Wood, per pound .... ' ;? Buddy Boy, per pound .... -4UC Arbuckle, per pound jjlj fl ' MEATS Hatleys Sqrs 00 Georgia, Hams Swifts Premium , C LARD Crisco, 1 1-2 pounds Crlsco, 3 pounds ' ". vS.iow Drift, 1 pound "' gV5 Snow Drift, 4 pounds ' ' ' Snow Drift, 8 pounds SJ'o- Cottolene, 3 pounds 6 oz ctI? Cottolene, 8 pounds 14 oz """ci" i sugar Ja.au Standard Granulated, per pound . Franklin PnM- " O jf v UUJII Franklin Confec. nor nnnn , Frown Package, per pound MFAI A Hudnuts and Emsco, per pound a i BUTTER LC Over Sea, per pound 0 . Brooksfield, per pound Fox River, per pound THE GROCERTERIA Jas. L. Mver Lavine J. A. Kinslifger Mrs. V. M. Lenoir. Mrs. Frank L. Munn Ernest Dunaway Mrs. H. Shapiro Clonts Store W. R. Groover J. E. Ward Wylle Irwin J. D. Major Jno. O. Emblch D. C Hamacher J- A- Wilkinson Alex McKay H. D. Newman v. L- McWhorter Tan-American Life Ins. Eppes Tucker, Sr. K. T. Haynes J. J. Ellis W. F. Reid W. D." Hancock E. E. Lusk Mabel D. Moore Stephen Anthony Moore Lt. Guy H. Wilsoa R. W. Williams J. Edrar Wilsoa M L Paddock Moore's Sifh Co. "Women's dresses are mado for effect Men's suits are made for durability.' Fashion Journal. But tills season men's suits are also made to produce an effect of sprightl'nessi of cheerfulness with zlp-zlp-ilp. For the mustered-ouf "man this Is the place to get mus tered Into Chilian clothes. Patterns smart as mnstard mid made in the right meas urements for muscular men. FOR RENT After May 20. complete I ly furnished cottage. lour rooms am bath. Reasonable to right par ty. Inquire Mrs. Wm. Alierton. Finney St., one block east of Success Ave. 8913 Y Y Y Y X Y Y f Y Y X Y Y Y Y X Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y X Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y T Y X Y X Y X , ........... .13 j. Klfl r.DITii AJ-t- ' R. E. Lufsey Mrs. B. K. Young Curtis & Meharg E. D. Bedenbaugh H. E. Memmlnger W. H. Mitchell Elizabeth A. Wilson Harvard McGeach Eva Louise Tweedell J. Bunyan Smith ) J- C. Watts Joseph H. Neville J. C. Owens C J. Tancred R. B. F. Key I. P. Trutaan W. F. Foulks R. Leffers " F. E. Moss W. S. Adslt Eleanor Hoffman Mrs. J. H. Beasley E- R. Spence B. L. Kethley C. M. Clayton J. L. Fouts G. C. Davis Mrs. E. N. Good Alton Good Samuel Good E. N. Good r.