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IHI LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM Published every afternoon (except Sunday) from the Telegram Building, Lakeland, Fla. Bn. tered In the postofflce at Lakeland, Fla., as mat matter of the second class. By Harry Brown, Maynard C. Froemke and Uerald Froemke BY KAIL ONLY One Year $9.00 6L Months 8.20 three Months 1.76 THE LAKELAND NEWS . A weekly newspaper giving a resume ol local matters, crop conditions, county affairs, etc., is published from the Telegram office and Beat any where in the United States for $2.00 per year. ' '• Member of The Associated Press. The Associated Frees is exclusively entitled to the use for republlcation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published therein. All rights of republlcation of special dispatches herein are also reserved. ALWAYS STEPPING FORWARD In common with their sister communities in Polk county, those towns over on The Ridge are always forging ahead. Before long it will be necessary to secure a guide io get through Haines City; as one travels southward along that marvellous high way there are evidences of growth and develop ment everywhere. Taking a long skip and a jump to Avon Park, in Highlands county, the first thing you will be told is that "we have just bonded for $75,000, of which amount $60,000 is to be spent in extending the asphalt and sand clay paving throughout the municipality and $5,000 is to be used for the creation of an attrac tive public park. 1 hat is ar. evidence of the spirit that prompts ail these communities to eternally forge ahead to bigger and better things, in this connection it is worth mentioning that the Ridge highway from Frostproof south to the Pclk county line has been restored to public grace through the operations of a road gang that has used twenty carloads of clay and the necessary road machin ery in resurfacing what had come to be known as one of the worst seven-mile stretches of highway in South Florida. Reports from the Ridge say that there is now "good going” all the way to Avon Park and Sebring. SEMINOLE KEEPS IN LINE By the adoption of another bond issue, this time for $100,003, Seminole county has declared its intention of keeping up with the procession as re gards better highways. With the rapid develop ment of the vast area of celery and lettuce fields in the Sanford section there has come an insistent demand for more paved reads. And there is still another phase to the situation in Seminole. While not absolutely sure about it. The Telegram is under the impression that some of the older brick roads in that county were built when Semi nole was a part of Orange county. In any event those sections put down on a sand foundation without cement grouting, have become very rough and uneven, resembling somewhat the Dixie High way through St. Johns and Flagler counties. It is the purpose c-f the Semincle county authorities to resurface these worn-out highways, build a berm for the nine-foot roads and extend ihe highway system to those sections of the county net now served. When Seminole completes the rebuilding of the trunk line from Orange county line north ward through Sanfcrd to the Monroe bridge across the St. Johns river, it will be up to Volusia county to resurface that abominable eleven miles of rutty, flutlcd road that is the bane of all motorists traveling through that section of Florida. Another use to be made of the Seminole county funds is the erection cf a substantial bridge across the Sv Johns, to replace the old Osteen ferry, the missing link on the highway between Sanford and New Smyrna. The completion of ibis bridge during the present year will greatly stimulate travel between Sanford and the East Coast by way of New Smyrna. NO RELIEF The statesmen swing their hattla-axea, and cry, "(live us the snaps, and we ll cut down the frightful taxes that cause your anguished yfcps. Economy will be our motto, our watchword, if we win; and if you vote, friends, as you ought to, relief will soon begin." When 1 was young and . fresh and tender. 1 heard that stirring call; then statesmen came in pomp and splendor, and hired the village hall; they told u,; rubes how we were hearing the burden of the day; when they the offleos were sharing, our griefs would lull away. -Thus did they in the distant ages defend the pub lic weal; and still f hear the windy sages put •up the same old spiel. And taxes still are mount ing, mounting, the burden's far too big, and we’re forever busy counting the bucks we have to - dig. The tax collectors, hot and panting, are al ways at our licels, and still the statesmen, wildly ranting, put up (he same old spiels. And it is strange how we surrender to every wordy hick aad think we'll save some legal tender by helping Torn or Dick. Experience has tried to teach us merely joke; and when the tax As Others See It LEAGUE OF FRIENDLY TOWNS FOR FLORIDA (Jacksonville Metropolis.) The Leesburg Commercial, one of the livest twice-a-week newspapers in the state, attaches significance to the remark passed upon its home town recently by an outside business man, who said: "Leesburg is such a friendly town." Indeed, the opinion expressed by the disinter ested observer is significant. And Editor Leach is justified in commenting on it, because friendly towns, likely persons, always attract strangers and after contact soon share a spirit of good will with them. Leesburg is a friendly town. There are a num ber of other friendly towns in the state, too; and Florida is going to have a more enviable repu tation when it becomes generally known as the Land of Friendly Towns. Towns are known by the twinkle in their eyes, their handshakes, their attitudes towards life, their appearances, just as individuals are; for, In ;he real sense, a town is nothing more than the individual magnified. it is impossible for a town to be greater than the average greatness of Its citizens. It is impossible for a town to be more friendly than the average friendliness of its citizens. It is impossible for a town to be more beautiful than the average beauty of its homes and prem ises. Since time immemorial men have lived togeth er in groups. The instinct to congregate is as old as human nature. But in the barbaric periods men danned together for mutual protection against enemies of their own kind and against the wild beasts that roamed the fields. Some slept while others watched, all part of the plan of protection. In this civilized age, however, men live in communities together for mutual benefit as well as for protection. 'lbis is the difference between civilization and barbarism. The barbarian thinks of self-preservation; the civilized man thinks of self-protection through the preservation and up lift of others. Search the world over, from the north to the I south, from the east to the west, and nowhere on the face of the globe will a more ideal place be found for the presence of friendly towns. Nature has given us everything the heart can desire in this respect. Happy en . ment has been heaped upon us in illimitable us to build realties with the myriad-colored things of imagination at our command. Towns have personalities, and while these per -1 sonulities are generally referred to as “civic spir its,” they are generally referred to as “civic spir reaching as factors for development—develop ment in the broadest sense of the word. Florida, a state where friendly towns abound. What finer advertisement could the state build for itself, to say nothing of the genuine satis faction the widespread presence of these towns would afford the home folks? Totjjjis smile; towns talk; towns make friends; 1 towns make enemies—just as human beings do. It therefore becomes the duty of every town that has visions of becoming great to smile in the most pleasant sort of way, to talk as con | structively and intelligently as possible, to make friends at every opportunity and to make enemies only when it is absolutely necessary. Enemies sometimes are worth while assets as friends. It I all depends upon the issue involved. WAR AND GOOD ROADS (Miami Herald.) i Militarism is not entirely reprehensible and un i productive of desirable after-effects, the extreme pacifists to the contrary notwithstanding. For in j stance, there is the Appian Way in Rome. The Appian Way was built 312 B. C„ which | makes it about 2234 years old. It is still in use, along part of its length, as a highway for auto- I mobiles. The read was built purely as a military road. It was one of the bulwarks of the groat ! Homan empire, and formed only one part of tlm last system of military roads constructed when j that empire was in its glory. It. served its im mediate purpose, and in the course of the eeu j turlcs became covered with debris. Still other j centuries passed, and when the debris was re moved it v.-ar, found that the early road builders had constructed a highway that could ho made j to carry modern traffic. Where the chariots of | ilio conquerors once thundered there may he | heard now tho purr of the modern auto, and even j the rattle of the flivver. Militarism is still operating as it did in the day of the omperors. Here in America the federal government is extending aid to the amount of millions of dollars in the construction of high ways. These will probably be used for many jours, and possibly tor always, as highways of peaceful commerce, but they are being built as military roads. The federal aid goes to the states and counties which build the roads in such a man ner that they can he used for military purposes. There has recently been completed out of Gainesville, in this state, one of these national highways. It is wider than any reasonable person would consider necessary for the amount of traf ! f‘c which it is expected to carry. It was made wide in order to provide a landing place for aeroplanes in case of war. It is a far cry from the war chariot to the war plane, but roads arc still be ing made for war purposes, and are still found useful in the transport of the commerce of a nation. If war accomplished nothing worse than this, it would be counted one of the supreme blessings of humanity. Toe creation of roads has always had a marked social inlluonce. It breaks down social and political barriers. It removes the causes of isolation and makes everybody neigh bor to everybody else. Human history confirms this dictum. Isolation creates mistrust and hatred. The more people mingle with each other in tho ordinary activities of life the more harmony and good fellowship there will be. , Civilisation rests largely upon the foundation of good roads. To the extent th*t fij’ltturlm LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM. MONDAY. APRIL 17. 1922 New Shipment of . Straw Hats - * In tan, also white straws, all sizes. See our window dM AA display. Each v'iAJV Oh, Boy! You must wear one of j Ott’s new ties. They are knit and in all colors. (Pi AA Up from ftPI.VV, Ott’s is the home of good Shoes and Oxfords in white sport, also plain white canvas, buck and Palm Beach. Also all shades and* styles in kid and calf. (PC AA Up from iPJ.I/U, To make you feet feel good, you must wear a pair of interwoven sox, lisle and silk, 40 c and 75 c If it is white flannel pants you want, we have them. Only the best. $9 and $lO Ott Clothing Cos. YOUR MONEY’S WORTH MYRICK’S 45-in. Swiss Organdies, white and shades, was sl, *7CC' new, yard . ■** I ! 30-in. Pajama Checks, 1 QC was 25c, now 72x90 Ripplette Bed (PI QC Spread, was $2.50, now 81x90 Wear Well ffl Sheets, now Pi*vU Imported Dotted Swisses, regu lar $ 1.50 value, (PI OC now f Taffeta Silk, 36-in., regular $2.50 to $3.00 value, 0^ i These are for every day in the week, but represent great sav ings to you, first quality, but lower in prices. MYRICK’S OF LAKELAND 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. Rut it is not too late—a telephone call to the plant, No. 480, will bring Mr. Rawlins or Mr. Boring to your home 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 1 1, 19.22 “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 i3, no doubt, one 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 the Southland Citriis 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, I could not see any risk in making an investment with this com pany, although fifteen hundred miles from my home town. . ?• “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 I 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, 2530 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, La., writes: “My kidneys were weak and had a soreness and dull pain across my back. I felt dull It’s What You Save That Counts / • Savings are more important today than ever before whether used tp take advantage of some business opportunity, build a home or to tide over slack times in business or lack of work. . The man who has saved is the ony one who can be truly independent. If you have not already opened a savings account, the best time to start. W I "■ and 4% compounded quarterly on savings. _______ ' _ / The State Bank and languid and my kidneys didn'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 ltidneys rid the system of acids and waste that cause lameness, backache, sore muscles, swollen joints and rheumatic pains. Tonic in effect, quick in action. For sale by Henley's Drug Store.