IHI LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Palm Beach. Also all shades and*
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To make you feet feel good, you
must wear a pair of interwoven
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40 c and 75 c
If it is white flannel pants you
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$9 and $lO
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YOUR MONEY’S WORTH
45-in. Swiss Organdies, white
and shades, was sl, *7CC'
new, yard . ■**
! 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
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Taffeta Silk, 36-in., regular
$2.50 to $3.00 value, 0^
These are for every day in the
week, but represent great sav
ings to you, first quality, but
lower in prices.
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
“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
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not already opened a savings account, the best time to start.
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and languid and my kidneys didn't act
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Tonic in effect, quick in action.
For sale by Henley's Drug Store.
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