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fflfc LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM Published every afternoon (except Sunday) trout the Telegram Building, Lakeland, Fl*. Sr, tered in the poatoffice at Lakeland, fla.. aa mat ■latter of the second class. By Harry Brown, Maynard C. Froemko and Gerald Froemke BY MAIL ONLY One Year *8 00 Six Months 3.2 G Three Months L 76 THE LAKELAND NEW3 . A weekly newspaper giving a resume ct local matters, crop coiiohions, county affairs, etc., la published from the Telegram office and sent any where In the United States for *2.00 per year. Member of The AesocUted Press. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news publlshod therein. ,aii rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. SATURDAY NIGHT The big world evenl this week is the Genoa con ference. It has been in session since Monday and is to continue for some time, providing, of course, some hot-head dees not rise up and make a mess of things. Press reports that come to the United States arc none too encouraging as regatds -the temper in which llic conference delegates find them selves. Naturally there are bound to be recrim inations —it is net within the range of human pos sibility to expect that the wounds made in the world war are going to heal in a comparatively few years. Many cf them may never be healed. The problems presented at this confercr.ee arc so complex and the interests of the nations engaged in the consideration of the matters at issue so varied, that it is indeed going to be a herculean task to keep tire proceedings moving in harmony and good will. The mystery cf Prussia, the impetuousr.ess of France, the cynicism cf Italy and the general air cf suspicion cf all the nations represented, pre sent difficulties cf no mean proportions. But there is nothing to he s&inec! on this side of the water by hinting at failure cr by creating adverse opin ions in the minds cf the public. Undoubtedly tiic Uniicd Slates, while not actively participating, exerts a moral influccne that is far reaching. Therefore we should help and net hinder; we should offer encouragement rather than pile up unsurmountafcle mountains cf doubt. As to the scope of the discussions, the program has net pro ceeded far enough to permit of any intelligent re view. It is a question whether any effort will be made to advance further along the pathway blazed out at Versailles and widened at Washington, a pathway supposed to lead to universal peace. Press dispatches have stated that Premier Lloyd George of Great Britain is almost ready to sub mit proposals looking to an army holiday for at least ten years, somewhat similar in nature to the already accepted naval holiday. France, how ever, feels alarmed lest seme day she be again exposed to invasion by the German hordes and made to suffer untold torments. She is loath to relinquish her armies to any general agreement of the world powers. But surely it is possible to re assure the French people, to point out to them that a crippled Germany canncl haim them, that it is the particular business cf the ether nations of the earth to see that Germany ncr any ether nation be permitted to arm and fortify in preparation for another world struggle. In any event it is proper to hope and pray that good may come out of the Genoa conference. In America the week has brought some out standing occurrences. The nation-wide coal strike is being conducted so far in a gentlemanly manner with no untoward incidents. The miners claim to have made considerable progress in calling cut close to seven hundred thousand workers. A strike fund of millions of dollars will keep food in the mouths of the women and children so there is no telling how long the dispute may linger in its present form. Evidently (he mine owners are not worrying because at this particular time of year the demand for coal dwindles greatly while the railroads seem to have stocked up with enough fuel to last several months. But a little later on the big manufacturing plants will begin to call for help and then real trouble will begin. In the meantime the government is working assiduously to sec if a wage agreement cannot be reached. Another matter of nation-wide interest was the decision reached by William Jennings Bryan not to become a candidate for United Slates senator from the State of Florida. Just between us girls” William J. has caused no little uneasiness in the Florida political field. The fact was recognized and generally acknowledged that ‘‘The Great Com moner,” if elected to represent Florida in the Sen nit, would be an outstanding figure and an adver- tisement of Florida of the first magnitude. And -this is not belittling our good friend Park Tram mell for he was fully aware of the prestige and influence of a man who has been before the people cf the United Slates mere than a quarter of a cen tury. And the senator’s friends, while confident that he would be returned to Washington, did not relish having to get into a political fight with an opponent of the type of Mr. Bryan. On the ether hand, Mr. Bryan, as might be expected, lias come cut with a characteristic statement in which he makes it very clear that he has not sought any office and that unless there should be practically a unanimous call to service, he would much prefer to continue in private life. Some two or three months ago, according to his statement, he was approached by friends who urged that he allow his name to be mentioned as a possible can didate for the United States Senate, it being rep resented that he would be in a position to render valuable service to the Democratic party. His answer whs that if the people really wanted him, he would be willing to serve but he would not undertake to enter into a political campaign with his opponents members of the same political faith—- in other words, engage in a scramble for office with no great political issues at stake. And Mr. Bryan takes this view of the matter when he says: ‘‘My fights have been made for Democratic principles and policies and I have made them as the rep resentative of voters who desired me to act as their spokesman. . Nearly ail of these principles and policies have, I am glad to say, been written into the unrepealable law of the land. I cannot, at my age, turn from such enjoyable work, to en gage in personal politics or strive for office against my friends.” Thus endeth the Bryan boom for the senatorship from Florida. The gallant Park Trammell stays with us to continue his good work. An enthusiastic motorist from the neighboring city cf Bartow who was in town the other day on business, asked The Telegram why the city author ities cf Lakeland permit automobiles to be parked on both sides of the stieets. He cited the fact that his automobile had suffered some minor dam age by having been side-swiped by passing cars, moving through, the narrow lane that is left when auics arc strung along both curbs. Ihe informa tion was given that this is a matter that is receiv ing the serious consideration or the commissioners and die police department, it being recognized that the ever-increasing city traffic is making necessary new restrictions hitherto never thought important. It is understood that in order to lessen the number of one-way streets, the commission will stop the practice of parking cars on both sides cf a thor oughfare but will designate by white lines just one side where cars may be left standing. 1 emorrew will be the great church festival cf Easter. Lakeland, in common with all ether Chris tian communities, will observe the day in a special and appropriate manner by attendance a; church services. Ihe story of the resurrection will again be told from pulpit and choir stalls and the fact that ‘ the Lord is lisen indeed" will be proclaimed in all lands. ihe v/crid needs the Easter message just as ranch today as it ever did; tire great central fact of the Resurrection has its meaning fer us in just as great measure as ft did for these who have gone before. It is the message cf hope eternal, the bridge of fact and of faith that carries us from the known to the unknown and around which and upen which the entire structure cf Christianity rests. It will be well for all to renew their faith and gain fresh inspiration by taking part in public worship tomorrow, thus giving an outward indication that we believe in the Risen Lord, that we love Him and trust Him. \ypv*-3minm- =-^o~>4WasilSSWfif^^^^ NATURE'S GIFTS •Vature took some soil ant! granite, and a tube of liquid glue, and she fashioned this, our planet, back a million years or two. And she made some lake., of water, strung them round with wondrous skill, so tile thirsty gent might totter to the shoie and drink his lilt. Well she knew the human being would be thirsty every day (for Dame .Mature is all-seeing) as he baled his share of hay. So she filled the lakes with water and the rivers with the same, and the little streams that potter through the fields, unknown to fame, and the sparkling rills that babble, and the ponds where lilies grow, where the ducklings quack and gabble while cavorting to and fro. Nature knew that human critters must be moistened well within, but she filled no lakes with bitters, and site made no streams of gin. And the rain that helps the cotter raise a bumper crop this year— it is always made of water, it is never made of beer. And the dew that shines so brightly in the morning, on the lawn, cooling off the tired world nightly, never knew a demijohn. When we’re thirsty there are rivers, meres and brooks from which to choose, but Dame Nature ne’er de livers anything thaVs labeled booze. LAivLLAIVD fcVfcaNllNG Ifc.Lk.UKAM, SAluKUAi,' nt nni 15, VTzz As Others See It BETTER REPEAL THE LAW (Orlando Reporter-Star.) Farmers’ organizations of the west are investi gating the operation of the transportation act of I 1920. When this law was first passed many peo i pie looked upon it as a measure of virtue that j would build up efficiency in railroad operation and give the public better service. Results, how ever, have been disappointing, and organizations of farmers and manufacturers are beginning to see the full significance of the act. By that law it is made the duty of the Inter state Commerce Commission to allow railroads to charge rates that will pay a “reasonable” return on the investment. Now it is discovered that this works greatly to the disadvantage of the public. No matter how lavish were the expenditures in i the promotion and building of the road, or how extravagant the cost, a “reasonable" interest must be paid on that investment. Tile worst part of the law :s tile fact that com petition is entirely eliminated. All lines must charge the same rate. If a competing line has been more conservatively built and with less ex travagance, and is more efficiently equipped and operated so that it would operate on a lower rate than the line over-capitalized, it is prevented by this law from making a rate lower than the road that must have a higher rate in order to have a “reasonable” return on its capitalization. Under this law, the road that Henry Ford took over In Ohio, after its former owners had found it un profitable, and which under Ford efficiency be came a revenue producer, was not permitted to reduce rates though the officials petitioned for permission to do so. Others are in like circum stances. Still under this law shippers must keep on paying tribute to the over-capitalized railroads of the country. This law was made in the interests of railroad investors entirely. The propaganda so ingenious ly spread broadcast by railroad managers and their publicity organizations, made it appear that this law was in the interest of efficiency which would mean a reduction in rates. Now it is found to be a means of strangling competition and com petitive rates. If there has been any improve ment in railroad management, any more efficient methods introduced or any better economy put in practice whereby operating costs are reduced, nobody has heard of it. At the close of the war, when the reads were turned back to the companies, it was claimed that the roads were in a rundown condition and short of equipment and must have higher rates to re habilitate transportation. The law gave them all they asked. Transportation has not been im proved. Now it follows that the government had, during its operation, added much new equipment and that the roads were in better shape when turned back than when taken over. But these shifty managers get around the situation by now pointing cut the falling off in traffic. Facts are that the policy pursued by these short-sighted, over-reaching managers has killed off traffic and killed off business generally. Nothing has con tributed more to the slowing down of industry than the exorbitant railroad rates. Factories and inilis soon clcr.od down after this law was passed and it became certain what the operation of the iaw would mean. It compelled farmers to oper ate at a loss; no cne was ready to see that the farmer was guaranteed a “reasonable interest on his investment,” so he just had to go on operating at a lrrs and so far a3 this law and railroad man agers are concerned, lie will continue to operate at a lass. The road to normalcy does not lead along tlie railroad tracks while this law is in operation. SUPPORT YOUR TRADE BODY (Eustis Lake Region.) There are many people paying taxes who have no children who might ask: “What do I get out of the schools?” But who wants to live in a city where there are no schools? There are many people who never go to church who might ask: “What do I get out of the church?” Eut who wants to live in a city where there are no churches? There are many people who can afford to be j member of a civic body who might ask: “What do I get out of the Chamber of Commerce?" But who wants to live in a city where there is no commercial organization? You can no more measure the value of a Cham ber of Commerce by a yard stick than you can measure the mental growth of a child, or the in fluence of a church, or the development of art. It is a safe assertion that a half hour in the office of your Chamber of Commerce will tell you i s value to the community and make yon proud Ci your citizenship of your city and county. VAIN EFFORTS (Ocala Star.) One of the most prevalent evils of the ago is the annoying but perfectly fruitless way in which those in authority over our dear young people try to circumvent the cardinal principles and age-old usages of nature, and it rather amuses us old limcrs to note that Miss Agnes Powell, dean of women at Kalamazoo College, has promulgated a set of rules for the guidance of the girl students that institution as to the attitude they should take toward the boy students, one of the rules be ing as follows: Now that spring Is coming, don’t look into the eyes of a gentleman friend with a languid expression.” SAME THING FOR LAKELAND (Sanford Herald.) There is enough new business coming to San ford and enough new building contemplated to make this city the busiest place in the state this summer. Now, if every business man and every farmer and every citizen generally will get be hind the Chamber of Commerce and push busi ness all along the line this city will present a groat appearance this fall to the hundreds of visitors who expect to spend the winter here. It will also keep the city busy all through the summer. ' Here is Another Reason Why stock in the SOUTHLAND CITRUS PRODUCTS CO. is a good investment.. Mr. Hilker’s letter tells the story—no need for further comment, unless it be this: that the folks on the outside are quick to see the value of a project that home folks have been slow to encourage and support. But it is not too late—a telephone call to the plant, No. 430, will bring Mr. Rawlins or Mr. Boring to your heme or place of work or business. Here’s a note of encouragement: LAKELAND PEOPLE DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE SUBSCRIBED FOR MORE STOCK THAN IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE SOUTHLAND COMPANY. Read Mr. Hilker’s letter and then act: “Racine, Wis., April I 1, 1922 “To Whom It May Concern: “After carefully looking into the project of the South land Citrus Products Company of Lakeland, Polk Coun ty, Florida, I came to the conclusion that an investment in this enterprise is a safe one. “First: It opens a market to make use of an enormous waste of citrus fruit. “Second: It makes it possible to manufacture pure food products out of this enormous waste, for which there is a ready market. “There is at the present time a great market for a good, pure, soft drink, and the Southland Citrus Products Company has now perfected a drink which is, no doubt, cne of the best pure soft drinks on the market, not only being a delicious and thirst quenching drink, but also a health drink. This one item alone, if carefully managed, marketed and advertised, has a national field, as well as good prospects for a market for export. “For the other products, such as the citrus fruit candy, marmalade, and filler for candy, ice cream and pastry, there is a great market also. “After considering these valuable food products of che Southland Citrus Products Company and the high standing of the men connected with this enterprise, es pecially Mr. H. L. Collins, the manager, who has for five years sacrificed a great deal to get his products perfected in having them clarified and pleasing to the taste, 1 could not see any risk in making an investment with this com pany, although fifteen hundred miles from my home town. '• ?tif■- vt&rffff “I am surprised at the apathy on the part of the citrus fruit growers of Polk County and surrounding territory in not subscribing liberally for this enterprise. In the first place, they will have a market for their waste citrus fruit* and, secondly, they will also have the benefit of participating in the profits of this awful waste, which can be manufactured into valuable pure food products. “I have bought twenty-five shares, for which 1 have made full payment, and obligated myself for twenty-five additional shares, on which payment will be made in a few days, and also ask for an option on fifty shares more. “I do not only want to participate in the profits of this enterprise, but offer myself to help in any way possible to put the Southland Citrus Products Company on the map, as I believe it has a wonderful future with the right management. “Yours very truly, “W. F. HILKER.” THIS MAN WAS HELPED John Grab, 2539 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, La., writes: “My kidneys were weak and had a soreness and dull pain across my back. I felt dull What Is Capital? Capital is accumulated purchasing power. Work produces it, thrift piles it up. Capital works for its owners. Are you making the most of yours? Start a savings account in this bank and you will become a capitalist. There is no other safe way to get money ahead. / i 4% compounded quarterly on savings. The State Bank of Lakeland - i / /- ~ * and languid and my kidneysdidn’t act right. I began taking Foley Kidney Pills and they soon put my kidneys in a sound healthy condition.” Foley Kidney Pills help the kidneys rid the system of acids and waste that cause fe lameness, backache, sore muscles, ' swollen joints and rheumatic pains. Tonic in effect, quick in action. For sale by Henley’s Drug Store.