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i LAKELAND FOR A BETTER jflD A BIGGLK LAKELAND WEATHER FORECAST For Lakeland and VI clnity: Fair and- cool er tonight and Wednes day. M M. ...euFD IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST dadt n- Bi'a" "E BEST STATE BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1920 No. 38 ' . L . J JDJUCUJKiiVl MECOMMITTEE RAPSCOAL ..fnrrnrrnir Til nnnm 1 1 PUMKi 1W irLUAL KfcrUKT ON PROFITS AND SPECULATION if Win ftn War I.tr. itlation Except I wo teatnre Refunding of Large Part of floating War Debt Is Recom mended enate Now Has John ton Bill in Hand and Refers it to Committee. ' , 0 (By Associated Press.) Asks Naval Seduction Washington, Dec, resolution iiiesting the President to open ne iations with Great Britain and Ja. . for an agreement to reduce the U building program niry per cent (be next fire years was introduced He Senate today bj1 Senator Bo. U5y Asaociatea Press.) Washington, Dec. 14 Sharp criti m of the national coal industry :h the implied threat of drastic islation by congress to meet ai red evils of profiteering and specu- ion, accompanieu uj a ium senate committee on production Jrj reconstruction. Coal profiteering especially follow- Driority orders of the interstate Lerce commission, continues un- fccked by the department of justice j is a national disgrace," the re rtsaid. "It is the duty of the gov iment to take reasonable and prac- Ll steps to remedy the evil." Would Revise Board the reorganization of the shipping hi by divorcing the emergency k corporation and the selection of fcerienced shipping men for the inagement of each organization, re among the suggestions of Martin Gilen of the house committee in- litigating the shipping board. p Federal Trade committee, re tting to congress today said low Ices were due to foreign purchases ing lessened, and increased quan- of low grades and the purchasing ithods of large buyers. Repeals War Legislation by unanimous vote the house yes- day adopted the Volstead resolu- repealing all war time legislation kept the trading with the enemy and the war finance corporation The resolution is practically ffltical with the one passed just be- adjournment and vetoed by hident Wilson. hairman Fordney of the ways and ians committee advocated the re ding of seven and a half billion liars of government obligations fall- due within the next two years a half, and the reduction of taxes sum sufficient to run the govern- ut under ordinary conditions. He Id he did nnt thlnlr it was nossible collect taxes from the neople to let operating expenses and retire wring obligationsfl including vie 7 notes and war savings stamps. Tote on Johnson Bill The vote on the Johnson immigra a bill yesterday was 293 to 141. It '"wed heated arguments lasting Ne days.' The Senate will refer the to the immigration committee, and leaded hearings, it is understood, 11 be carried on to ascertain the Nitions surroundlne the immigra W Problem. The Senate late yesterday passed f agricultural committee's resolu- 111 reviving the war finance corpor al and affording credit relief to Frs. On th auhfort of credits, Ker, no specific legislation is to Offered, Cnnirrona rnntentinE itself F a mere expression of oninfon di- Fted n AI1fA rGVf . epresentatlve Young of North Da introduced a bill providing an 'Jargo against the importation ot leat, flour, hnrloir wo. nfttS. flax, lol'bogs, cattle and sheep. He also a hill tn AafaTvlinri fl. DGrDlSL" F schedule of import duties on the es mentioned in the embargo 1 after the embargo shall have been f 'Wained one year, f earkable progress i3 reported by lrt D. Leach, editor and pub Fer t the Leesburg Commercial In Very important project of estab f inS pulp mills In South Florida, re mills to use saw grass in the png of news pulp. At the present e the first mill is being erected in Isbarg but later "on it is proposed establish one somewhere in Lee I aty here there is an abundance i"a material. Mr. Leach has been ia Fort Myers for a week on business in connection with this enterprise and passed through akefland this morning on the way to Ocala. He i3 devoting much of his time to a pro ject that promises so much in reliev ing the paper famine and in opening up a new field that may revolutionize the pulp-making industry in the United: States. AMERICAN LEGION MINSTREL PROGRAM DREW FULL HOUSE The big audience that greeted the American Legion Minstrel Show last evening at the Auditorium was with the performers from start to finish, and the affair goes down in Lakeland histrionic history as one of the big local talent successes. The Boys' Symphony Orchestra gave a short concert, then the cur-, tain went up on a darkened stage from which issued the unaccompan ied voices of the line-up in "Old Black Joe." The lights went on and Mike Dorsett limped across the stage to add a touch of realism to the song. The "whites" wore their soldier uniforms, the end-men and other "blacks" being in purple minstrel costume, and in the background the Twentieth Century Jazz Orchestra were on a raised platform. Capt. Steitz presided as interlocutor with such a rare combination of ease and dignity that one might suppose he had interlocked all his life. Clarence Christy made a big hit in the very beginning with his ''What you Gonna Do When There Ain't N-i Jazz?" He was followed by Billy Norvell in a hauntingly sweet niel ody, "Down the Trail to Home, Swee Home," accompanied by the American Legion Quartette. Roger Ford came next, and with more gyrations than are shown in the catalogue, ; presented "Sweet Mamma, Papa's Getting Mad." Estel Johnson and the quartette rendered ''Daddy,. You've Been a Mother to Me," with all the pathod o! that popular song. Then came ''Bill" McCormack wit!i the captivating melody, "Venetian Moon," given with finish and feeling- Paul Sammon, end-man, accom panied by a forlorn-looking cur, gave "Du-Dah" with that professional touch that has endeared Paul to Lakeland audiences. Roy Mclntyre, end-man, gave "I Love the Land of Old Black Joe" i.. a true minstrel manner. Others in the line-up were Jonn Scott, E. Edison, Fred Sloan, E. E. Lusk, Henry B. McCall, John Wright, P .V. Yohn, John Stubs, H. D. Men itenhall. Harry Frazier, Frederick Johnson, Sam Gibson, Foster Sloan, Roy Everett, and Mr. Palmore. The curtain went down on the grand finale by the entire company and the next number was an over ture by the Boys' Symphony Orches- directed by T. Stanley Filbert. This organization was cordially re ceived by the audience. ' . S L Norris, with his "ole banjo, strolled on the stage and gave a bit of singing and dancing followed by a ventriloquist stunt that was the equal of any we have seen here in vaude- Mike Dorsett in an original blaclc face monologue increased his already erormous popularity. The next number was the Twen tieth Century "Jazz" Band, and never were the in finer trim and they tad a hard time breaking away from thelF insistent audence. This feature was followed by some very clever sketchng by Wm. J. Mc Cormck, who made his pictures with a few rapid, sure strokes using as the last an illustration of his song, Ve netian Moon." The last act of the big show was a kit entitled "The Wireless Tele phone." Paul Sammon, divested o X negro make-up. toOk the part of the wireless telephone grafter and HanpyMack" (Roy " hfs negro assistant, whose diverting antics and blunders created spasms flaughte, W- -Dr.Kutrow.as PRESIDENT EECT LISTENS TO VARIOUS ADVISORS ON SUBJECT OF WORLD LEAGUE (By Associated Press.) Marion, Ohio Dec. 14. President elect Harding conferred with two Pennsylvanians Governor Sproul and W. W. Atterbury, vice president of the Pennsylvania railroad, this morning. The subject of the confer ence was not made public, but it is understood that Governor Sproul im parted his views on the "association ot nations." Mr. Harding also con ferred with William F. Anderson, a Methodist Bishop, who called on spe cial invitation. Former Senator Elihu Root held a long conference with the President elect yesterday. Neither side would divulge any part of the conversation with Senator Root. But coincident with his visit it was made known that Colonel George Harvey urged Mr. Harding to advocate a world agree ment that no nation would resort to offensive warfare until its people had so decided by referendum. Coldnel Harvey did not indicate to what ex tent this view had been adopted by the President-elect, but he expressed the hope that some such arrangement would ultimately be written into the League of Nations covenant. The war referendum plan has been advanced many times during the peace arguments. William J. Bryan is one of its leading advocates. He is to confer with the President-elect Fri day. It is a matter of comment here that Mr. Root,. in his recent conferences abroad, urged that much progress to ward permanent peace might be made if all arbitration treaties were amend ed so that judicial questions would be referred to a world court for de cision. There are nearly two hundred such treaties in existence now, but most of them provide for decisions by non-permanent commissions of various character. ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT THINKS NATION WAS NOT MEMBER OF LEAGUE (By Associated Press.) -1 Buenos Aires, Dec. 14. The Ar gentine government will not give any notification of withdrawal from the League of Nations in accordance witli Article 1 of the covenant, because it does not consider that Argentina ever has been a member of the League, the Associated Press was informed by the foreign office today. Plan Reduced Armaments (By Associated Press.) Geneva, Dec. 14. An s agreement among the powers to put an immedi ate end to the growth of armaments is contemplated in the League of Na tions plan presented to the assem bly by the committee. Senator Medill McCormlck of Illi nois attended the League assembly meeting from the press gallery and left the city for Budapest today. La ter he will go to Rome to discuss the Italio-American relations, according to the Italian minister. Smothered With Talk Paris, Dec. 14. According to a Geneva dispatch Senator Medill Mc Cormick, of Illinois, declares the League will be smothered by the elo quence of its members. A great deal too much time is lost in useless verbiage." SMALL VOTE BUT BIG MAJORITY FOR BONDS IN TODAY'S ELECTION Indications point to the success of the district bond issue in today's elec tion by a majority of probably 3 to 1, or perhaps eveh greater odds. Interest in the proposition, is not very general, but there Is very little pronounced opposition to it, and those who understand and appreciate the advantages that will accrue from the contemplated improvements are active and enthusiastic. As a result,, though the vote is light, the majority in favor will be large. At 3:00 o'clock this afternoon, 122 votf' Jjad been-cast, in .Precinct 10; 44 in Precinct 36, and 42 in Precinct FORMER KING CONSTANTINE STARTS TODAY FOR GREECE TO REMOUNT HIS THRONE NOTED BRITISH AUTHOR DIES AT LONDON TODAY (By Associated Press.)' London, Dec. 14. Olive Schreiner, noted British author, is dead. She wrote a number ot works of fiction and contributed to reviews. Her most important novel was the "Story of an African Farm," which was one of the world's best sellers thirty years ago. CONSTANTINE WILL ABDICATE, ' IS PARIS BELIEF (By Associated Press.) Paris, Dec. 14. Constantino will not remain long on the Greek throne, says a Geneva dispatch, but will ab dicate in favor of Crown Prnce George, because, as it is pointed out, Greece will be in a critical situation if opposed by the great powers. The former king is now ready to return and accept the crown. His baggage is on the road to Athens, and he' will fpllow in a very short timd, accompanied by his family and retinue. MONDAY'S MARKETS SHOWED WEAKNESS N MANY LINES BRITISH DELEGATES LEAVE WASHINGTON CONFERENCE (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 14. British del egates to the international communi cations conference left for home to day. It is expected that their depar ture will result in an indefinite recess by the delegates representing The United States, Japan, France and Italy. (By Associated Press.) Manchester, N. H., Dec. 14. A Moskeag Manufacturing Company an nounced today a ten-days shutdown end a wage reduction of 221-2 per cent for 13,500 employes. The cotton division will work three days a week and the worsted department will re main closed for several months. lady-like as Julian Eltinge ever dared to be, was another patron of the wire iess telephone, and he was followed and Capt. Steitz, the "tough guy," who wanted to talk to his dead brother in hell, were patrons of thye wonderful telephone. From beginning to end, the show displayed an astonishing uniformity of excellence that makes it impossible to tell which number, or which per former was the best. The production was under the direction of Roy Mc lntyre, Lakeland's "Jazz King," which accounts for a great deal of the pep and go that distinguished the performance last night. , The American Legion Band gave a treet-concert before the perform- lance and aroused much favorable comment . The local post of the American Le gion will be several hundred dollars richer for the performance, but the boys say "That's nothing. Tell us if we got across." You did. WOMAN PLAY VALIANT PART IN CRUSADE AGAINST THE GREAT WHITE PLAGUE Jacksonville, Dec. 14. Club wom en are playing an important part in the crusade of the double-barred cross, the campaign against tubercu icsis. Sale of health bonds and ot Christmas seals, and members of the clubs affiliated with the Florida Fed eration of Women's Clubs are backing the movement by buying health bonds, and seals, whle their member have joined the sales forces which are covering the entire state. Mrs. J. W. McCollum, president of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, honorary vice president of the Florida Tuberculosis Association, is not only lending her personal assist ance, but is urging members of the Federation to co operation in this health program which means a health ier Florida. In every county in the state, club women are selling the seals; and ev ery county in the state, according to reports being received In the State headquarters, will exceed its collec tion of last year, and so the big health program for 1921 seems as sured. Women are always Interested In the health of the babies, and the health of the babies-depends entirely on the health of community In which they Mve, and the precautions taken to pro vide protection for the babies pro tects every one. Buy Christmas seals and help to stamp out tuberculosis. The Viscountess Rhondda, the ac tive manager of several of the largest corporations in the United King dom, has decided to test the question of her right as a peeress to a seat in the House of Lords. At the time of her succession to the title two years ago the question was raised, but she did not press her claims. Now, she has sent a petition to the King, asking that a writ may be is sued summoning her to the House of Lords. (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 14. Yesterday's markets were notable for the number of declines registered. Almost ev erything except grain developed a downward tendency. Wheat, corn and oats gained slightly, wheat show ing an extreme increase of 2 3-4 cents. Sugar dropped one-fourth" of a cent. Sheep, cattle and hogs were reduced. Provisions showed an average de crease of from 15 to 75 cents. Cotton was pounded severely. The report that Germany could take only 700,000 bales had a depressing effect which was intensified by the govern ment statement of a second crop of 12,987,000 bales. December deliveries closed at 14.90. Spot sales at 16.00 were recorded. The net los on the New Orleans market was from 66 to 73 points. Transactions on the stock market, with an aggregate transfer of 1,400,- 000 shares, showed practically uni form reductions. Weakness also ex tended to the bond market. The pol icy of the Federal Reserve board, and the general policy of retrenchment, was responsible for the decline In securities. Accompanied by Ministers and Members of the Family He Will Make a Royal Entrance Into His Former Kingdom and Receive the Homage of the People Two Greeks Arrested With Bombs Believed to be for Con stantine. Eoyal Paryt on the Way (By Associated Press ) , v Lucerne, Dec. 14, Constantino and the royal Party left this afternoon for Venice where they will board a Greek warship for Phlaeron for a triumphal entry into Athens, The council of ministers and Prince George will au compnny him. Gunning for King' - (By Associated Press.) Paris, Dec. 11. Two Greeks wltii passports for Luzerne, and carrying a number of bombs, were arrested at Milan Oils morning. It Is believed they Intended to assassinate forme King Constantino, FOOTBALL STAR DIES AT SOUTH BEND, INDIANA (By Associated Press.) South Bend, Ind., Dec. 14 Georg Gipp, the Notre Dame football star, is dead. FAMOUS BAPTIST MINISTER , DIES AT PHILADELPHIA (By Associated Press.) Philadelphia, Dec. 14. Rev. A. juason Kowiana, .prominent Baptist, minister, Is dead. METUCHEN, N. J. POST OFFICE , ROBBED OF TEN THOUSAND (By Associated -Press.) . Metuchen, N. J., Dec. 14. The ex press office and postofSco here were robbed today of over ten thousand dollars. ST. PETERSBURG BECOMING MANUFACTURING CENTER (By Associated Press.) St. Petersburg, Dec. 14 .A partial ' survey of St. Petersburg indicates that this city has an, output of manu factured goods amounting to at least six million dollars a year. Carley and Robinson have the biggest factory, a jolly and candy making plant, from which many car loads of grapefruit peel candy, guava jellies and other delicacies are shipped. A wopden toy factory and a cigar factory are tho latest additions to the industrial life of the city. ORGANIZER OF FERTILIZER COMPANIES PASSES AWAY (By Associated Press.) Richmond, Va., Dec. 14. James C. TInsley, pioneer organizer of scuthern fertilizer companies, died here this morning. AMBULANCE WITH WOUNDED MAN WRECKS A FORD CAR Alleging that her -husband was In the habit of washing her face with butter and practicing the Charlie Chaplin stunt of throwing custard pies at her, a woman of Perth Amboy, N. J., has applied to the court for separate maintenance. Washington, Dec. 14. Some (idea of the extent to which foreign-made toys have been replaced in -America by the home-made article is given by the estimate of the American Forestry Association that close to 30,000,000 feet of lumber was used this year by American toy makers. By adding the millions of toys made from this wood to the enormous quantity made of other material, the Forestry Association says some idea of the immensity of the industry will be gained. If the buying public will ''look for the label," it adds, the for eign toys will be eliminated. "The main consideration which holds wood in its place as toy mater ial is not cheapness," says the asso ciation, "though that has something 'to do with it. Articles of large size , would be too heavy if made of metal, but many articles are made ot wood because it is the best, irrespective of cost or weight. Sleds are a good tx ample. ' (By Associated Press.) Tampa, Dec. 14. Jake Menendez was shot Saturday night in a coffeo house brawl, the bullet penetrating his right lung. He was hurried to the hospital in an ambulance, which, ran into a Ford car severely injuring the occupants, one of them a baby. "Fisherman"' Florez, believed to be the man who shot Menendez, has not been captured. Miss Alice Balfour, youngest sla ter of the British foreign minister, Js a justice .of the peace In Scotland. GERMAN COTTON INDUSTRY CANNOT ABSORB ENOUGH COTTON TO RELIEVE GROWERS (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 14. The German luuuu muttony nu uui nuauiu euuugu of the American product, even with ample credit arrangements, to relieve the growers, is the conclusion reached by the marketing bureau of the De partment of Agriculture. About 700, 000 bales would constitute the full extent of Germany's ability to take care of the product. It Is ascertained that there are now 4,000,000 idle epindles in the United States. Miss Virginia May Murray, head of the Travelers' Aid Society of New York City, is the choice of the Detroit police department for head ot the woman police bureau recently estab lished in that city.