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Itti LAKELAND EYENING TELEGRAM Published every afternoon (except Sunday) front the Telegram Bulldlug, Lakelanu, fit. On. tered In the postofflce at Lakeland, Fia., ae mat matter of the second class. By Harry Brown, Maynard G. Froemke and Gerald Froemke BY MAIL ONLY One Year ft.UO Mix Months 3.25 faree Moutue Lib ■ THE LAKELAND NEWS . A weekly newspaper giving a resume of local matters, crop conditions, county affaire, etc., Is publlsned from the Telegram office and sent any where in the United States for 32.00 per year. Member of The Associated Pices. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republlcatlon of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published therein. All rights of republlcatlon of special dispatches herein are also reserved. LAKELAND A CONVENTION CITY The month of May will bring to Lakeland at least fcur important State conventions. Commenc ing with the gathering of the Florida Horticultural Society, those of the Florida State Horists' Asso ciation, the Florida Association of Christian En deavor Societies and the South Florida Press As sociation will follow in order. Had it not been for so many other conventions during the month of May, the state meeting of the Young Men’s Christian Association would have been held in Lakeland. The convention of the Florida State Horticultural Society will bring to Lakeland sev eral of the leading horticulturists of the South. It is not necessary to enlarge upon the important accomplishments of this organization which has truly done a great work for Florida, wilh much yet to be achieved. In connection with the com ing meeting of the Florida State Florists’ Associa tion, it is interesting tc note that the Lakeland con vention will be the first annual event of its kind for this society of florists. While only one day is to be devoted to the consideration of matters of particular interest to *the florists, there has been mapped cut a program not only of direct interest to the florists themselves but to the people of Flor ida who are to be further served by men and wom en whose province it is to add to the beauty of towns and cities by the cultivation and sale on a still larger scale than heretofore, of plants, shrubs and flowers calculated to make of this state a real beauty spot. Christian Endeavcrers will be here in mid-May in great numbers and Lakeland has set out to make their convention one long to be remembered. As for the South Florida Press Association the best note of praise to be sounded is in the direction of calling attention to the wis dom cf the members in making Lakeland the per manent meeting place of the organization. There is considerable value in net being bothered or wor ried with the question, “Where do we meet next?” Anyway, Lakeland is exceptionally well situated for conventions cf all kinds. Some day we will have an adequate civic auditorium for this purpose. THE SECRETS OF. LIFE A story coming frcm Philadelphia over the wires of tire Associated Press is of more than usual in terest though perhaps passed by unheeded in the mass of other incidents given space in the news columns of the daily press. A Philadelphia doctor, said to have been the first American pupil of tire famous Dr. Pasteur, exhibited a vial containing a small quantity of veal broth, this vial having been presented to the Philadelphia doctor by die great French surgeon. The veal broth is seventy four years old. But it is not the age of the broth that is of vital import; the fact that the liquid has been kept uncontaminated fer three-fourths’ef a century is the big thing. It was Pasteur’s theory that it is micro-organic life that is responsible for decay and death to ail forms of life—(lie germ theory on which the whole siructu\ of modern medicine and surgery is based. After impiison ment for seventy-five years in the hermetically sealed tube, the veal broth is today as clear as it wa3 the day it was placed in the vial. Herein is proof that there can be no decomposition without germ growth and no germ growth without con tamination. This bears out the theory of Dr. Pasteur that the destruction cf all forms of life is due to this principle and it was Dr. Pas teur who was first to make the assertion that the killing of germs would stop the processes of disin tegration and decay and further, that germs do not arise in a sustance of their own accord but must come from some outward source. Interpreted liberally die theory is that life, plant, animal and human, could be preserved indefinitely if it were possible to prevent the ravages of micro-organic life which breaks down the tissues and makes way for the introduction of all the diseases that afflict u the animal and the vegetable wcrld. It will be left to future generations of scientists to determine how to successfully combat die forces of the en emy. In our day and time it would be unprofit bly to spend our days, our months, our years, our |gg enclosed in a lierweUcady sealed glass to pass in the newer age. So in the meantime we must travel much the same road as our fore fathers, doing the daily task and trying as best we may to make the world better and brighter for our brief stay. And it must not be understood that there is any inclination to make light of the triumphs of the medical fraternity. Humanity is indebted to Dr. Pasteur and men of his type to an extent that few realize. Every day men of science are giving their time, their means and often their life, for the advancement of science to the end that the pathway of life may be made easier and more comfortable for the children of men. As Others See It ADVERTISING OUR RESOURCES in hia swing around the circle Roger W. Babson takes particular notice that if the state of Cali fornia has anything to sell it is advertised from one end of the country to the other. Mr. Babson truthfully says: ••Advertising has been the great factor in the prosperity of the South Pacific state. Tile people of California believe in advertising. They have organized associations to sell the dif ferent products and every fruit grower and vege table raiser in the state is assessed a certain sum, and they all pay their pro rata.” Often we read items in the Florida state press of tiie superiority of our oranges, of our grape fruit and everything else we raise over that of the California product. But we do not tell the outside world that it is so. The Florida Citrus Exchange is using a lot of space with northern and mid-western publications and outside of that organization with the exception of a few indi vidual cities nothing is being done. "If we have been taught to eat California rais ins and California nuts, it is because they are ad vertised in all of the best publications.” Louisiana raises the finest rice in the world but they never have educated the masses that such is a fact. Patrons of grocery stores in buying rice do not know where it conies from and neither do they ask. Down in the Ridge country of Florida the finest orange in the world is raised and is sold for high prices. But when it gels into the hands of the retail fruit dealer cr groceryman, dees that in dividual advertise' the fruit as Ridge Grown Or anges? He does not. In his advertisements in the local paper they are advertised as “Indian River Valencia Or ange,:, and sell for So cents per dozen on the Chicago and New York markets. Some thirty years ago a campaign was insti tuted in Florida and aided by the commission merchants of seme of the big cities of the North for' the exploiting of the name "Indian River Or anges," and their superiority over the russets (there war, no plan feasible in those days in re moving tlie dull scale from the oranges grown in the sand) was so well known, that oranges mown in tile neighborhood of Ocala, Del,and and other spots many miles from the Indian river wi re marked “Genuine Indian River Oranges.” These Indian River oranges were grown in the hammock west of Rock ledge and Cocoa, and as they were all bright:;, they commanded a higher price in tiie markets of New York, Chicago, Cin cinnati and other large cities. Attempt at that time was made to gain a name for the oranges grown in the hammocks west of New Smyrna, Port Orange and Daytona, hut the growers did not take to it, preferring to label their boxes “In dian Rivers,” and let it go at that. A lady writing from Chicago says that she is a lover of the Valencia orange and calling at a lai ge fruit store asked lor them and was told they sale genuine "Indiana River Valencia oranges." A glance at the box in which they were shipped revealed the fact they were shipped by the Citrus Exchange from Lake Wales, and on account of the reputation gained by advertising years ago by the Indian River Fruit Growers' Association, these fruit dealers prefer to call them that. They are called "Indian River” simply because the orange growers at Lake Wales, Lake Hamil ton. Sabring, Frost Proof, Haines City, Winter lit '■£n and other points will hand together am! tell the world of a superior orange they are shipping to northern and western points. if. Florida wants recognition of her many re sources and advantages she must advertise to the outside world that we have them. The people must he educated. If the Florida grown fruits and vegetables are superior to those of California it is up to our citizens to tell the outside world about it. Printers’ ink, liberally applied, always pays, i Ripplinsßht|mfri ANOTHER EPIDEMIC l am tired of South Sea beaches, of the velvet tropic night; 1 am tired of dusky peaches who can t either read or write. 1 am weary of the blighters featured in the South Sea tales, and I think a lot of writers should he in'as many jails. For they always rise and follow every man who leaves a track, trail Kim to the hole or hollow where lie's built his little shack; and they watch his every motion, doing all they see him do, and " along the southern ocean they have swarmed a year or two. Someone wrote of Island dwellers in a fine and charming style, and these imitative fellers—each must have his coral isle! Oh, I'm tired of all the stenches that Infest the southern seas, and I’m sick of greasy wenches sitting un der banyan trees, and I’m sick of shipwrecked seamen, and of blue and silver hays, and of that old deathless demon who is known as Bully Hayes. I am sick of parrots screaming In a tropic neighborhood, and of basking loafers dredming when they should be sawing wood. And the authors who go trailing LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1922 New Shipment v of Straw Hats In tan, also white straws, y all sizes. See our window (Pi AA display. Each Jrx*vU Oh, Boy! You must wear one of Ott’s new ties. They are knit and in all colors. (M AA Up from PI.UU j 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 PJ.VU To make you feet feel good, you must wear a pair of interwoven sox, lisle and silk, 40 c artd 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 $ 1, HCC now, yard • ** 36-in. Pajama Checks, 1 QC was 25c, now 72x90 Ripplette Bed (PI QC Spread, was 42.50, now 81x90 Wear Well CA Sheets, now , P Imported Dotted Swisses, regu lar $1.50 value, $1.25 Taffeta Silk, 36-in., regular $2.50 to $3.00 value, 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. Milker’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. 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 I, 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, 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 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, I could not see any risk in making an investment with this com pany, although fifteen hundred miles from my home town. _ % ut , s&sii#£S “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, ' v “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. 1 telt dull / It’s What You Save That Counts Savings are more important today than ever before whether used to 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, now is the best time to start* 4% compounded quarterly on savings. • and languid and my kidneys didn’t act right. I began taking Foley Kidney Pills and tney soon put my kidneys in a sound healthy condition.” Foley Kidney Pills help the kidneys rid the system of acids and waste that cause lameness, backache, sore muscles, swollen joints and rheumatic pains. Tonic in effect, qtlick in action. For sale by Henley’s Drug Store.