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m. UJUEUgP EVENING TELEGRAM Published every afternoon (except Sunday) (rent the Telegram Budding, Lakeland, Fla. Mn. tered In the postoffloe at Lakeland. Fla., aa mat matter ot the second class. By Harry Brown, Maynard C. Froemke and Gerald Froemke BY MAIL. ONLY One Year SB.OO Six Months 8.25 Three Months 1.76 THE LAKELAND NEWS . A weekly newspaper giving a resume ot local matters, crop conditions, county affairs, etc.. Is published from the Telegram office and sent any where In the United States tor 88.00 per year. Member of The Associated Press. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the nse 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 ot republlcatlon ot special dispatches herein are also reserved. EMPIRE BUILDING Less stormy and threatening conditions now seem to exist in India, due largely to the co operation given the British government by the leaders of thought and activity in that great coun try. Everywhere there have been expressions of amazement that the British authorities would per mit such a wide-spread seditious movement as that instituted by Ghandi and his followers. It has been difficult to fathom the British mind in this regard. Here in the United States any man or set of men would have been quickly jailed for far less than the Indian revolutionist and his lieuten ants perpetrated. It should be understood that Ghandi. who has finally been jailed, is a Parsee and neither a Hindu cr a Mohammedan. It was feared that drastic action might lead tc further trouble but apparently this has not been the case. Those who in our land are interested in the great “Empire of India,” should remember that the great bulk of the population of India is made up of inert Hindus in religion while the larger part of the minority are noisy and aggressive Mohamme dans. As noted above, the rebel leader Ghandi is neither a Hindu ncr a Mohammedan but a Parsee. This name has beth an ethnical and a re ligious meaning; that is to say, the Parsecs arc Persians by race and are Zorcasirians by religion. The ancestors of the Parsees fled from Persia to India to escape the Mchammedan invaders cf Per sia, some time in the eighth century of the Chris tian era. Zoroaster, the founder of their religion, is supposed to have lived about fifteen hundred years earlier or about the sixth century before Christ. It has been generally understood that Ghandi was a Mohammedan and that therefore his compatriots would rise in general and open rebellion, causing another bloody war. But inas much as the Mchammedan has little use for the Parsee, it is easy to now understand that Ghandi in jail is far less a menace than Ghandi out cf jail. Truly the British government has many dif ficult situations to handle in keeping the various sections cf the great empire in peace and good will. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Newfound land are ameng the dominions overseas that give little or no anxiety but in .he seething cauldron of eastern mysticism and fanaticism there is an ever-presnet danger to the peace cf the world. WORTHY OF COMMENDATION State-wide comment is being heard over the action cf the county commissioners of Orange county in ordering the removal of all advertising signs cn county property. There is no obpection nor could there be any legal obstacle, to any ad vertiser renting ground space beyond the highway right-of-way as is the custom new in almost all parts of the country but in these latter days there has been such a conglomeration of rusty tin and delapidated and splintered boards that the aspect of the average highway is anything but pleasing. 1 he Orange county commissioners had previously set Saturday. April 15, as the date for the dis appearance cf the signs and their order had Ihe hearty endorsement cf the local bill beard com pany which immediately sent out a force of men to remove the bill boards and place them back efi private property. It is not the often artistic bill beard sign that cffer.ds most but the unsightly monstrosities that litter the reads of Florida from one end to the other. E verywhere throughout the United States those interested in highway beauti fication are having unsightly sign beards and other advertising matter removed, to give way to or namental trees and shrubs. Surely no State has better opportunities or facilities than has Florida for highway beautification. That will undoubtedly come after the roads have been hard-surfaced. The main thing now is to get somewhere. When that has been brought to pass then will highway “prinking" be in order and we are going to look to the women of Florida to see that this is done and done properly. The editor of the Tarpon Springs Leader as serts that his cup cf joy is not yet quite full, due for the most part to the circumstance that never ha* it been his privilege to receive a letter from MiiJ Gail Binkley of the Bartow Record, president of the South Florida Press Association, asking him to come over to a meeting of the Association and hear her sing. If that pleasure is dependent on an invitation from the modest young songstress herself, we are sure the Tarpon Springs scribe will be several years older than he is now before his cup of joy will overflow. But there is a way out cf the dilema and that way is to board a train to Lakeland on Friday, May 19, and be ready to answer to the roll call on Saturday, May 20. No invitation is necessary. A special edition of the Fort Myers Press issued late Monday evening, published the news of the death at Fort Myers of Harvie E. Heitman, one of the most prominent and well-to-do residents of Lee county. The deceased had been identified with the growth of Fort Myers, being interested in everything that tended to advance the city’s best interests. He was a leading banker, merchant and grove owner, his investments being possibly the largest in Lee county. It was due to his public spirit that many of the modern improvements of which Fort Myers boasts, were made possible. He was a native of Lexington, N. C. Bob Holly in his Sanford Herald, intimates that he has read Shakespeare in his younger days. Com menting on the fact that manicurists arc not a re cent development cf high society, he mentions the fact that many, many years ago the great poet wrote these lines: ‘‘There is a divinity that shapes our ends.” ft : As Others See It o AUTOMOBILE SPEED (Pensacola, News.) Speed regulation is found to be less simple ilian :t used to appear. As in the case of many other kinds of legislation, the law's often fail to accomplish their purpose. The most obvious fact about automobile traffic in cities is that, for the sake of safety, cars should move slowly through busy streets. Yet as soon us they are made to move slowdy, there enters an efficiency engineering problem. The more deliberately they proceed, the more cars there are on a given stretch of street at a given time, and the more traffic is crowded. This crowd ing in itself makes additional traffic troubles and dangers. Another fact always recognized is this—that the rate of speed may he of less importance than the care and skill of the driver. A car driven by an incapable or reckless person may he more dangerous at 15 miles an hour than the same car driven by a competent and conscientious driver at 25 or 30 miles. Admittedly the faster a car is going the harder it is to control, but the fact remains that rapid driving is not necessarily careless driving, as many a good citizen will tes tify. Cities, therefore, while making every effort to curb tile careless and criminal driver, are finding it more and more necessary to recognize the two facts mentioned, and make some kind of compromise. Traffic rules theoretically ought to be perfectly definite, and yet in practice it is olten found wise to allow a considerable amount of flexibility. In some cities autoniobilists. by open or tacit consent, are given a margin of several miles an licur ever the strictly legal speed limit, of which they may avail themselves on streets where there is little traffic interference or at any time and places that reduce the danger. Thus traffic is kept moving and the drivers themselves are accom modated. Drivers are held to a moral account ability. with legal technicalities invoked only when there is evidence of real careless ness. This policy will work just to the extent that automo bilists show themselves morally responsible. NEW SOURCE OF INCOME (Sanford Herald.) I lie Jacksonville Metropolis says that "Lazi ne ' ur Immans Is the Father of Invention” and locking across tile street at Ihe benches and see ing tlie hoys sitting there day by day we believe it. They doubtless invented busy wive3 and are living off tlie lruits of their discovery. THE CAREFUL WIFE How doubly fortunate the man whose wife on thrifty plans is set! She guards his roll and ties the can to every scheme that hints of debt. The country’s full of working men who carry home ihe chickenfeed, and fain would blow In every yen for silly things they do Dot need. Too often wives encourage men to throw their kopecks to the cows: such females swarm, hut now and then we see the ether kind of fraus. When Hiram brings his weekly pay, he says, "Matilda Judith Jane, lets go and blow ourselves today; tills sav ing giaft gives me a pain. Oh, here be bucks that bravely shine, and here be bones that glow like tin; they are too fair to put in brine, so come with me and blow them in. We’ll buy a flivver, new and nice, and all that to your heart appeals, and if I cannot pay the pr.tee, my stand off’s good for many wheels." Then rtys the wife, of Spartan mold, “J. Hiram Jink*, Mad me your pay! I think 1 see you wasting gold that we will need when we are gray! Hdre tea ittekef you may spend, take it along and paint the tduvn, but let your foolish twaddle eud—your wag(s w ill he sailed down. And when we hlbth are 1)1 tf and bald, we’ll have our little busah of kale, and neighbors will not see U3 hauled to yonder poof house in the vgjs.” 4 _ LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19. \92i New Shipment of Straw Hats wiu In tan, also white straws, all sizes. See our window CM AA display. Each tP 4 * aVU Oh, Boy! You must wear one of Ott’s new ties. They are knit and in all colors. (Pi AA Up from tPI.VU 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 A A Up from PJ.UU 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 -v. i Ott Clothing Cos. YOUR MONEY’S WORTH till* MYRICK’S 45-in. Swiss Organdies, white and shades, was sl, 7CC now, yard 36-in. Pajama Checks, IQC was 25 c, now 72x90 Ripplette Bed (PI QC Spread, was $2.50, now 81x90 Wear Well ffl Cft Sheets, now Imported Dotted Swisses, regu lar $1.50 value, (PI *)C now Taffeta Silk, 36-in., regular $2.50 to $3.00 value, (Pi QC now 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 iii service to the growers of fliffiida Geras Exchange A dozen years ago the citrus growers of Florida hunched their'own marketing organization, to put an end to unbearable conditions. It earlv was found necessary that more be done than rimply to effect the sale of fruit efficiently at prices satis factory to the members, There needed to be adequate provision for accounting, that the funds of the growers be safeguarded properly and business be handled without confusion or delay. Then there had to be provided expert direction of traf fic affairs, else thousands of dollars would since have been lost to the growers each season in transportation muddles and claims refused by carriers. From this beginning, after the experimental period was past, naturally developed the movement to make co operative purchases of supplies possible for members of the Florida Citrus Exchange. Thus the Exchange Supply Company ioos bom. & It was a logical step to the manufacture of fertilizers and crate materials by the growers in their own plants, with no profits between manufacture and the growers' own packing houses, but with business so handled there has been r.o demoralization of existing trade conditions. Since then has followed a horticultural service, which puts unbiased scientific knowledge of trained grove experts at the service of the Florida Citrus Exchange members—to the end that they shall be enabled to produce more fruit cn a given area, and fruit of higher grade. Also, a laboratory service which assures members of the Exchange of the precise nature of the materials pur chased to be used in the manufacture of their fertilizers, and makes actual analyses of all mixtures before these are shipped to growers from the co-operative plants where they are manufactured. In addition, this laboratory service includes sqil _ an alyses for growers, and much research work looking into the utilization of cull citrus fruits in various ways of pos sible commercial value—when Florida’s citrus by-products problem is solved it will undoubtedly be through the inves tigations of the growers’ organization. a Now comes financial service, through the operations of the Growers’ Loan and Guaranty Company, which for the first time has made generally available to Florida dims Exchange members loans upon their crops at rea sonable interest rates, and without necessity for loss in value of fruit by premature sale. The growth of service of the growers’ own co-opera tive organization has been no less gratifying than the con sistent and unfailing growth in membership and volume ‘ of shipments of the great marketing system maintained by the Florida Citrus Exchange. Growers not yet affiliated should no longer delay taking steps to become members. Ask the manager of any local Association or any Sub- Exchange or write to the business manager of the Florida Citrus Exchange, Tampa. THIS MAN WAS HELPED John Grab, 2539 Jackson Are., 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 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. The State Bank of Lakeland and languid and my kidneys didn't act right. I began taking Foley Kidney 1 Fills 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 lamenoss, backache, sore muscles, swollen joints and rheumatic pains. Tonic In effect, quick in action. For sale by Henley’s Drug Store.