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ejukeland Evening Telegram
BO OST REMEMBER THAT filTAki a XAven iu unwi-.i .. ... .
" '"-"' wwiiu ne, neeAiM TO KNOCK HI8 HOME TOWN
IBttAira, FLA., TUESDAY, MARCH 80, 1920
(By Associated Preps.)
Chicago- March 30. Municipal
rks, stenographers and bookkeep-
are on a strike today for higher
ges, which threatened disruption
the city's business. Garbage han-
rs also went out, shutting down
municipal garbage reduction
lint. A concerted strike of eighteen
knsand city employes, reduction of
police force and the wholesale
ignations of firemen became a pos-
Ulity when the City Council rejected
budget carrying salary increases.
Livestock Market Shuts Down
(By Associated Press )
Chicago, March 30. Chicago live-
Jrk market, the largest in the world,
t a. standstill, and fifty thousand
iking house employes face suspen-
i of work as the result of a strike
line hundred feeders at the stock-
(By Associated Press.)
New York, March 30. firnvfl,'
Cleveland Bergdoll, a wealthy Phila
delphian, was court martlaled fnr
military service under the draft law
and sentenced to five years' in prison.
The above case is of mora "than
usual interest locally, as it was De
tective Leon Howe, of this city, who
figured in the thrilling arrest of Berg
doll about January 10th, and. who
barely escaped being killed when tha
secret service agents stormed the
Bergdoll mansion. Bergdoll was
wanted for evading the draft.
Will Not Violate Treaty
(By Associated PreBS)
farls. March 30. Assurances have
b given by Germany that she will
send into he Ruhr Valley more
klar troops than, allowed by the
Lilies treaty. Premier Millerana
kmnced that if the Germans violat.
the treaty by sending a strong
" into the district, France would
ppy a part of the neutral zone
ither the Allies agreed or not.
Says Socialists Disloyal
(By Associated Press.)
lbany, N. Y., March 30.-Charg-
that the Socialist party of Amer-
as now constituted, "is a disloyal
Inlzation composed excluslyely of
letual traitors," the Assembly
kiary committee today recom-
fled the expulsion of five socialist
iberg whose fltneBS has been un-
Investlgation. The minority re
by two Republicans and two
locrats, said the exclusion was a
prous attack on representative
frnment, and the Assembly had
right to deprive the socialists of
r seats.
NT. E. L. Class of the First
pt Sunday school held its reg-
business 8nd social meeting in
Sunday school room, which is to
fie home of the class In the future-
a few members were present but
Ms from different committees
evidence of the splendid work
h has been done by the class dur-
past month.
W. B. Cohn was elected sec-
tfee president and Mrs. Armls-
as elected treasurer. We shall
pad to welcome these new officers
1H give them onr hearty co-
PHon in their work.
discussing plans for enlarging
c'as9 and making It better pre-
P to do a greater work from time
""fi manv holnfnl cnirirpfiHnris
J f OO
ottered. Our Sunday school
"list be made more attractive;
Stings a greater source of in-
r'on and happiness to all. Let
i 1 tnat there Is . work for each
p-: a welcoming word here and
f ill bring a bit of sunshine
eTer U may be heard.
f a get together and work to-
for one goal; Jbne hundred
I? for Mi j
! v" master ana men oa anu
"ere ta it. M
- fetctt&l, I till V .III oiutc ui
"s find ice fcnna trraat avarv
i r of the class at our next meet-
(By Associated Press.!
Washington, March 30. The At
lantic fleet was never better prepared
for war than in the spring of 1917.
Admiral Mayo, commander of the At
lantic fleet, told the naval Investi
gating committee today.
STATE B. P. 0. E.
APRIL 8 - 9
The annual meeting of the State
Association. B. P. O. E., to be held
in Lakeland on April 8 and 9. bids
fair to be the largest attended and
most important meeting that the as
sociation has ever held.. From all
parts of the State where Elk Lodges
are situated, word is being sent that
they are coming in goodly numbers
and In most instances the delegations
will be augmented by the wives and
daughters of the members.
The local committees have matters
well in hand and are arranging for
the entertainment of all who come.
Special entertainment in the way of
card parties, cuto sight-seeing tours
and luncheons and the meet will end
with an Elks' hop on the night of
April 9th.
There are many questions of im
portance to th3 Order that will come
up for discussion at the meetings of
the association and as there are man.
able speakers among the regular del
egates as well as special speakers
slated for addresses, a real treat is in
store for thos3 who attend.
The session will be opened on the
morning of the 8th with an open
meeting, to which the public are in
vited, at which an opportunity will
be afforded to hear a number of very
able speakers on topics of interest
to Elks and others as well.
Lakeland is getting to be known as
a "Convention City" and is fast get
ting a reputation for putting things
across in such a way as to make peo
ple feel like coming again, Lakeland
has never had the opportunity to
manifest her spirit of hospitality to a
better bunch of people than she will
have on the occasion of this annual
meeting of the "Bills" and it i3 up to
Lakeland folks to send each visitor
home at the conclusion of the meet
with a feeling that they have been
given a better time in Lakeland thar
' they have ever had in any other town-
oca i STATE.
CHICAGDS fflUNICIPAL mm- mum hem Lino isini
WORKERS DH STRIKE FDR mlB nm for gricie of MS"
w!a".2 'm mm- mm z months ago DAMAGE AND
W I -w r
(By Associated Press.)
New York, March 30. Brigadier
General William W. Harts, com
mander of the American, troops, m
Paris, arrived today on the steamer
Lorraine, having been ordered home
to testify as to cruelties charged by
inflicted prisoners in the Pri
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. March 30 The east
ern section of the country and the
Mississippi Valley sustained damage
by forest fires far in excess of that in
the West, great as is the devastation
of timber in that region, the Forest
service announces. With an aver
age annual loss over a period of three
ears amounting to $20,727,917, the
region lying east and south of Ohio.
Kentucky and Tennessee sustained 32
PH- cent of the damage. In the Mis-
(By Associated Press.)
Copenhagen', March 30. King
Christian refused today to comply
with the ultimatum of the Social
Democrats demanding reinstatement
of the dismissed Zahle cabinet and the
introduction of a more constitutional
government for Denmark. A general
strike is threatened. Crowds on tha
public squares through the night
raised cries for the establishment of
a republic.
sissippi Valley, exclusive of Missis
sippi State, the annual average dam
age was 61 per cent of the total. This
average for the Mississippi Valley,
however, includes the unusnaiiv
heavy losses in Minnesota in 1918,
which alone aggregated $28 000,000.
These facts are cited to show the
great need of more efficient flre-nre
servatlon measures, East as well as
West. The reports Indicate that the
gieatt number of fires were started
by farmers burning brush ard by the
(By Associated Press)
Paris, Ky., March 30. The body
of Grant Smith negro, charged with
attacking a white girl two months
ago, was found late last night hang
ing from a telegraph pole at Mays
Lick, Ky. He was taken from offlcen
who arrested him earlier in the even
ing here by forty unmasked men.
1 SSm if F.
(By Associated Press.)
Detroit, March 30. The United
Brotherhood Maintenance of way em
ployes and Railway shop laborers
have been suspended by the Ameri
can Federation of Labor as a remit
of the union's refusal to relinquish
jurisdiction over certain members.
The Federation contended they should
belong to the Carpenters' Union. Ne
gotiations will begin soon in an ef
fort to settle the controversy.
' Red was regarded by the Egyptian?
as symbolic of fidelity.
Excellent Pupcr
By Mrs. John S. Edwards
Mrs. John S. Edwards recently
read the following interesting paper
on Methods of Vitalizing Our Club
Life,'' before the Lakeland Circle of
the Child Conservation League. Mrs.
Edwards said:
To say that it is necessary to vital
ize our club life is putting it mildly.
This club can mean to us nothing
that it should unless we make It
living force In our own lives. It can
mean little to our community unless
we make it a living force in the com
munity. But to make it a living force
in the community it must first be that
in our individual lives. Thus, it must
be a success to the individual before
the individual can make It a success
We can accomplish this more easily
if we first get acqainted with one an
other. Our Foundation Stone suggests
social hours together for that pur
pose. Whether we have these social
hours or not we should know each
other In a friendly way. Some one
may say: ''There's no use in that.
Fome of us may never meet anywhere
but at this club, and we have very
little In common, so why bother :
make acquaintances or friendships
here that will end here?'1 But, we an
swer to that: ' We can help each oth
er more each one will feel more free
to discuss problems if we have a
friendly acquaintance with one an
other. And who knows but that the
most help to ourselves may come
from the least expected source, or
from 'one of the least of these' our
members. After all what greater
bond could there be between us than
that of our mutual interest in the wel
fare of our children V
Our club will naturaly be a very
vital thing to those of us who already
have a vision of the bigness of ou"
Job as rearers of children. By our ex
change of ideas and experiences and
the study of our library, our eyes are
te be opened more and more to the
wonderful possibilities and responsi
bilities of motherhood. But think of,
what we can make this club mean to
ihose of us who have not had a vision
of the opportunities of motherhood
those who have been meeting the daily
grind f apparently little things with
a. feeling that they are a part of the
daily program, meanlngleea, unavoid
ablethat all children must be whip
ped to.be made to obey. As a result
of study in this club they will realize
that theirs is not a small Job. that
these seemingly little things call for
wisdom, self control, and an under
standing of child nature. In fact, If
we judge by the Importance and ver
satility of the work it calls for a
greater display of Intelligence than
any other. I do not mean that this
club will persuade the mother that
punishment Is unnecessary It Is
sometimes unavoidable. But she will
learn to use logical punishments,
t-unishments that naturally follow
upon certain acts. Also she will learn
to deal with the cause of the act more
than with the act itself. She will
learn that she must deal intelligent
ly, not selfishly, with her children.
In other words, everything concern
ing the children must be understood
from the children's viewpoint as well
as her own. We must make this club
bring this big idea to those of us who
might never have had It otherwise.
Next to the parent, the teacher Is
the most potent personal Influence in
a child's life. Parents and teachers
must co-operate in order that' the
child may reap the greatest benefit
from either influence. We can mato
this club the means of bringing par
ent and teacher together. I think we
should ask every teacher in the
schools to be an honorary member of
this circle. The teacher can suggest
to us things about our own children
that we may not have noticed our
selves. She can also suggest to moth
ers in a general way without giving
offense, things that she might not in
a personal way. Next to the parent,
tha conscientious teacher knows the
needs of our children, and we should
by all means avail ourselves of her
knowledge and have her co-operation
in our work for the welfare of our
Another way of vitalizing our club
life Is for us to watch for opportun
ities and be ready to assist in any
movement for the betterment of our
town. There has been a great deal
of talk of a playground here for chil
dren. We could help work up this
idea and in doing go could improve
the school grounds. At present they
ere almost bare of anything that
would suggest healthful play. Our
children who go to school spend a
part of every school day on these
grounds. Why could we not have as
one of our aims the Improvement of
the school grounds and their equip
ment with modern apparatus for
play? Then the school property
would be of service to Lakeland chil
dren twelve months of the year rather
than nine. Later on, when Lakeland
can afford a special playground near
each school the equipment could easi
ly be moved.
In summing up, these to me are
the most Important ways of vitalizing
our club life. We must really be in
(By Associated Press.)
Winchester, Va., March 30. Resi
dents of Gerrardstown are nrenarin?
to flee from a forest Are that swept
down Green Spring Mountain in West
Virginia last night. Reports say that
another fire Is burning In the moun
tains of Warren county, Virginia.
(By Associated Press.)
Jackson, Miss., March 30. The
Mississippi senate has voted to ratify
the suffrage , amendment which the
senate and house previously rejected.
(By Associated Press.)
Mexico City, March 27. Local
newspapers refer to the United States
Mexican Trade Conference which re
cently closed Us sessions here as of
"transcendent importance" and pre
dict that as a result there will be
"closer relations between the two re
publics, better understanding and mu
tual amity.' They express the hope
that this conference will be made an
annual affair.
That Mexico is a fertile field for
American trade expansion was ad
mitted by all speakers and all agreed
that if the United States Is to get its
share of business there must be a re
vision of Its trade methods. Anoint
insisted upon by persons acquainted
with the country was that the ''cash
in advance'' policy must be abandon
ed or at least modified. Germany and
Great Britain, who appeared to be
considered the principal commercial
competitors, are) liberal wtltti their
credits, it was declared, and Latin
temperament does not take kindly to
a policy that even hints at personal
American bants were severely
scored during the discussion for an
alleged lack of co-operation with
American exporters in the matter of
credits and other accommodations
that might facilitate business. Rep
resentatives of these banks declared
In defense that there was no disposi
tion to discriminate and that a suit
able credit standing Is all that Is nec
essary. F. W. Dunkerley, local banker and
representative of the American Bank
ers' Association, said that Mexican
banks are opening commercial cred
its in the United States. Eurone. Chi
na and Japan and that a system of
trade acceptances Is being worked
out. He urged larger American! n
vestments. "The opportunity is here."
he declared, "the time is propitioua
and some one Is going to furnish the
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, March 30. The death
toll of Sunday's tornado stood today
at 161, with fears expressed that re
ports from isolated regions and deaths
from Injuries might increase the to
tal. If reports that fifteen were killed
at Stovall, Ga.. are verified, the total
will be increased to 176. of which 65
were in Georgia and Alabama. It la
impossible to estimate property dam
age accurately but a damage of fit-
teen millions is reported from Ala
bama, Ohio, Michigan. Illinois and
lining Rowboats
(By Associated Press.)
LaCrosse, Wis.. March 30. JTlood
conditions are assuming a serious es
pect in the upper Mississippi river.
Rowboats are being used In North
LaCrosse to remove household effects.
Thousands of acres of farm lands are
under water and a million and a half
dollars damage has already been done
In the Manlstlque valley.
Salvation Army to the Rescue '
(By Associated Press-)
Atlanta, March 80. Among the
first to rush to the relief of the
stricken citizens of Lagrange and
Westpolnt following the terrific tor
nado which swept those cities Sunday
night were representatives of the Sal.
vatlon army who supplied food or
shelter and in many Instances both
to many of those left destitute by tho
storm. As soon as the news ot the
destruction wrought by the &orm
reached Atlanta, Brigadier A., W.
Crawford, commander of the afSva
tlon army In the South, Instructed
Captain Allx Nicol and his wife of the
Atlanta headquarters to leave at once
for LaGrange by automobile to assist
Captain Blvers and' Lieutenant In-
glett in charge of the Salvation Army
Post In that city besides assisting la
caring for tho Injured and. serving
food and hot coffee to the homeless.
The representatives of the Salvation
Army also assisted In the distribution
and erection of the hundreds of tents
and cots that were rushed to the
stricken cities by military authori
ties in Atlanta.
Brigadier Crawford has instructed
the Salvation Army workers In tho
devasted district to notify htm at one
what further assistance can be ren
dered by his organization.
e&rnest ourselves over this business
o" making ourselves better mothers;
we must know each other well
enough, so that we can mutually give
and gain to the utmost; we most co
operate with the teachers In our pub
lic schools or we lose part of the
benefit of mother and teacher influ
ence; we must be on the lookout for
ways to help and Improve the schools
and community, fit we 'do these
things, we will have an alive, alert
club of mothers working for the per
sonal and social welfare of our own
and our neighbors' children.
necessary capital. We hope it will
be largely American."
''Send representatives to Mexico
who speak the language Spanish"
was another injunction Imparted by,
many speakers. "The reason Ger
many Is strong here.' declared one.
"is because every business man. who
comes here speaks Spanish as fluently
as his native tongue. He has been
educated to understand the people:
he lives as they do and he more than
any other foreigner marries Into
Mexican families. Moreover, he has
one business policy that few Ameri
can Arms follow. He Alls an order ex
actly as It Is rtren. One of the prin
cipal objections Mexicans And with
American Arms is their consistent
substitution with 'something Just as
good. That, coupled with a harsh
credit system, makes entry difficult."
The conference did little formal
business. An address by oJhn J. Ar
nold of anS Francisco, representing
the American Bankers' Association, la
which he advocated the calling of an
international banking conference ani
the establishment of an lntenrational
clearing house, resulted !n the ao-i
pointment of a committee to draft a
resolution endorsing this sentiment.
The committee, however, failed to re
port. Another resolution which lack
ed formal sanction provided for a
system of exchange of students be
tween American and Mexican unlver-.

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