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ASK REHEARING GASOLINE TAX CASE
No. 155 THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednes day protably local rains, fresh east erly winds. THE WORLD'S NEWS AT YOUR Lakeland Evening Telegram LAKELAND, FLORIDA. TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1922 FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOME EDITION VOL XI MEMORABLE DAY FOR GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO THIS YEAR REACH THE TOTAL OF 150 BOILER BLEW UP KILLING THREE OF TRAIN CREW Myersdale, Pa., May 2.—'Three ; trainmen were killed and a fast | freight on the Baltimore and Ohio! [Railway was wrecked at Fair Hope, | I seven miles east of here early today when the locomotive blew up. The 1 dead: Timothy Conway, engineer, Connellsville, Pa.; O. E. Newcomer, I fireman, Collelsville, Pa.; C. il. Park er, brakeman, Userina, P. The locomotive, one of the most' powerful on the B. and O. system, was hauling a fast freight from Cum berland, Md„ to Pittsburgh. Without! warning the boiler let go, and all the ! members of the crew on that portion 1 of the train were killed. Ten cars im mediately following the engine were thrown from the track and, catching fire, were destroyed. LAKELAND ROTES INSTALLED NEW OFFICERS TODAY There was a notable gathering of! Rotarians aft the Hotel Thelma al S noon today when the annual installa- j tion of officers took place. Past | President J. Sandford Jewett presid- j ed at the installation ceremonies, in- [ traducing into office Harry Brown 1 as president, J, W. line hanalnj fas vice president. Charles 11. Williams j as secretary-treasurer, and George ' Coogle, W. S. Myrick, I. Dale Willi- | ants. Sandford Jewett. W. L. King. J. 1 L. Gibson and Joe Johnson as the l new board of directors. The visi tors included Jeff Bailey, organizer j of Kiwanis clubs, and Frank Sand ford of the Lakeland Kiwanis Club. Rev. G. 1. Hiller, the new rector of All Saints Episcopal church. and 1 former Lieutenant Governor of Ki wanis at Milledgeville, Ga„ It. Hart, of Gainesville; F. O. Beirne. of Gainesville; "Bugs" Warner, of Key! West. G. C. Henry, of Jacksonville, j and Envoy Peters of the Salvation Army, Lakeland. The entertainment committee for May consists of H. L. Collins. G. U. Iverson. C. A. Kuhr, Joe Johnson and Sidney Kennedy. Rotarians Pinch and Williams pro sented the proposition of the Lake land Community Council, asking the Rotary Club to help complete the raising of the $".000 necessary to en able the council to make effective the 1922 project, ami there was a! unanimous response, assurance be-! ing given the Lakeland Rotarians i will do their share in this big work. [ At a second meeting of the board of directors, ten team captains were; appointed, who shall at the next I meeting of the club select four mem bers each to insure if possible a one [ hundred per cent attendance at each meeting. These team captains are: I Rotarians W. F. Sneed. E. M. Pat terson, Zerney Barnes, Morgan Gmin or, C. A. Kuhr, Lonnie Wright. J. j Lyman Smith. Dr. Herman Watson, i C. Mizell, and Henry Conihear. DAUGHERTY ACCUSED BY SENATOR Washington. May 2.—Reports that! Harry M. Daugherty, now attorney i general, had received a fee of $25.00fi j from Charles \V. Morse. New York I ship builder, for obtaining Morse's re-! lease in 1915. the Atlanta Federal pen itentiary were repeated in the Sen-j ate today by Senator Cary. Democrat, j of Arkansas, and denied by friends fo the present attorney general. The Arkansas senator said the re port was based ttnon public informa- j tion.” Senator Watson. Republican, of Indiana, said he had talked with Mr. Daugherty about the report and it was untrue. Senator Moses. Repub lican. of New Hampshire, broke into the discussion to say that William G. MoAdoo, former secretary of the treasury, had received "large fees” from Mr. Morse in connection with shipping contracts, recently made the basis of indtcements in federal courts here. SOON HAVE GIRL BANKERS Atlantic City, N. J„ May 2. Girls are to be educated to be come bankers, according to a plan of the National Association of Mutual Savir-gs Banks, whose third annual convention opened here today. The national asso ciation will officially recognize women’s right to equality as fellow workers, and a number of women employed in savings banks are attending the conven tion for the first Sime. A special division is to be organized for them. The savings bankers said women have shown a special aptitude for construction. SOUTHERN WILL BE READY FOR OPENING OCT. 3 Clearwater, Fla., May 2.—Strongest | possible assurance is given that the | autumn session of Southern College | will open, as has been previously an j riounced. October 3rd. The building committee of the board of trustees of j the college has assurnace of one of the the largest and most I rust worthy con struction companies in the south that the buildings will he ready by Octo- I her 3rd for occupancy, it is also an ! iiounced by tlie officers of the com [puny that the promise to have the : buildings ready was made in good [faith and that nothing has arisen or jis likely to arise to keep them from .Completing tlie work as they have planned it and at the time named. I This announcement is for tlie bene fit of every patron and friend of Southern College, and it is intended .to refute certain unfounded and reck- I less rumors circulated recently by j some uknown persons that tlie col lege plant will not be ready when the 'time for the opening of tlie autumn I session arrives. it may he seen from the emphatic statement made by i tlie officials of a thoroughly reliable [and competent constructing company ■that tlie college buildings will be I ready and equipped for use by Octo- I her 3rd, and the earnest request is made by tlie college management that i no one who is interested in Southern College as a patron or friend will , place any credence in the unfounded 'rumors that are now being circulated ;in parts of the state. That all of lie buildings will not be i completed liy the opening of the au jtumn session lias been tlie statement made from the beginning, hut this does not mean that these buildings will not be sufficiently completed for i occupancy. All the plans for the i buildings have been worked out with Hie utmost care, and it is certain that they will be in condition for the work of the college to begin promptly at the time that lias been fixed upon. President Alderman, on the strength of the statement made by the con tractors at first and recently emphat ically repeated, authorizes the an nouncement to everyone concerned that the autumn session will begin promptly on October 3rd. CONGRESS VOTES TO HELP FIGHT FLOOD MENACE Determined Battle Is Be ing Waged All Along the Line of Levees of the Lower Mississippi With Every Bit Of Man Power Available Washington, May 2.— An additional appropriation of $200,000 for work on the Mississippi river levees to protect them against the flood was made today by Congress, an emergency res olution being rushed through both branches without discussion. The $200,000 fund is to lie devoted to levees which are not under gov ernment control. Congress recently appointed $1,000,000 for flood work by the Mississippi river commission. The appropriations are available for work on tributaries of the Mississippi. Still Fighting Flood New Orleans, May 2.—While the Mississippi river continued its steady drop, amounting to three-tenths of a foot at New Orleans in the last 2* hours, or 1.7 feet below the high rec ord of 22.7 recently established, levee protection agencies today continued their work of preparing for higher stages than yet recorded. Early reports from headquarters of the lower river hoards today state that no new danger spots have devel oped. and that the recent fall in I lie river lias been of the greatest ad vantage to the approximately 21),- 000 men employed in strengthening the levees at danger points. From the Ferriday. La., area where a break in the levee occnreil last night, tlie report said that the water is continuing to spread covering more uni more territory as it joins with backwater from tributaries of tlie Mississippi which have been un able to discharge their waters into ■ main stream. Water from the Ferriday crevasse is today penetrating the southern and of Franklin parish, in tlie vicin ity of the town of Wisner approxi mately 30 miles north of the break in the levee. South of the break wa ter extends in ar. unbroken stretch to points south of the lower Red river, backwaters from which ar be ing forced through. Avoyelles parish and into the Atchafalaya river. Refugees in the flooded section are hindering relief measures by ! their refusal to leave their Hooded j homes until actual danger threatens. With meager supplies on hand threat- j ening to be exhausted. Red Cross j workers are trving to devise sonic | plan to care for these "home hodies" j when their supplies are gone. The, fact that many of them live in isolat-; id sections and a scarcity of pov.-cr j boats adds to the burdens of the re j lief workers in providing them with food. Telraid Stockton Proposes $500,000 Advertising Fund Jacksonville, May 2.—Telfair Stock ton, member of the party of local bus iness men which recently made a friendship tour through South and Central Florida, has proposed through South and Central Florida, has pro posed through the local newspapers that business men of Florida provide a fund of at least SIOO,OOO annually for a period of five years, for the pur pose of advertising Florida as a whole. Mr. Stockton offers to head the sub scription list with $5,000, to he divided on the basis of SI,OOO for each year. ATTORNEY-GENERAL BUFORD HAS FILED A PETITION TO HAVE THE GASOLINE TAX DECISION REVIEWED Determined Effort To Be Made To Straighten Out Tangle and Secure Continuance of Flori da’s Big Road Building Program Tallahassee, May 2.—Attorney Gen eral Buford lias filed with the supreme court a petition for a re-hearing by the court of the gaooline tax law case which recently was held invalid. The petition outlines the reasons for the request for a re-hearing and concludes: "For which reasons, and because of the very grave and far-reachim- ef fect of this decision in destroying the stability of our statute laws by rele gating the validity or invalidity of statutes to trial courts to be re-deter mined as an ordinary question oY fact by a preponderance of testimony, the petitioner is constrained to suggest and pray that a re-hearing of this case may be granted.” Auditorium Theatre Was Packed To the Doors by Parents, Friends and School Chidren Gath ered To Enjoy the Spe cial Program Arranged for This Important Oc casion i Standing room was at a premium jut thd Auditorium Theatre this morn ing when one of the largest crowds 'seen in Lakeland for a long time | gathered to witness the graduation of j 1 -*o stduents of the two Bth grades ,of the Lake Morton and Lake Wire I schools. Tlte stage on which sat the mem bers of the school board, J. Ilunyati .Smith and Reid Robson, and those [or the program. Mayor Pettewayand I Professor Everett, was beautifully decorated with Easter lilies and ole jUnders. in the class colors of green jam) white. j Tlie students graduating assembled |outside and inarched down the aisles I P' music furnished by the high school j orchestra to seats reserved for them in tlte front, the stage not being j ‘urge enough to lycommodate this j enormous class. A prayer by Rev. S. 11. Eshmann, j"I Pie Cumberland Presbyterian church, opened the exorcises. A recitation. "When Morning I Breaks." by Marjorie Benton Cooke j given ly Helen Black was much en- Ijoyed, and a solo. "I Gathered a Bose" by Dorothy Lee, rendered by Byron Kibler was well received. A I piano duet was pleasingly executed jliy Eloise Hickman and Frances ! George. i In his stirring address Mayor H. C. Pet to wav congratulated the gradu ates on their progress thus far in ! education, and urged them not to fal ter in their quest for knowledge. He said many students thought that, when they had finished (lie eighth grade they had quite enough of gen ; oral education and wore fitted to take a commercial course or go ;eut after a job right away. He il- I lustrated how it would he impossible for them to compete with college ; graduates or even with high school graduates . In conclusion he urged 'he members of the gradual ing class to be present when Inch school opens next fall, to finish high school, audit possible to go on and graduate from college. G. E. Everett, supervising principal "f schools, in a few well chosen re marks presented the crying need of ot tlte high school for more room. He asked how it would he possible to put 150 students in a school build ing already overcrowded while only forty are going out. To the strains of a march played by the high school orchestra the graduates marched up on the plat form where they were presented illi their diplomas by Reid Roh ;on. member of the Lakeland school hoard. The benediction by Reverend Esh man concluded the exercises. Those graduating front the Lake Hire school are: Helen Black. Evelyn Brush. Hilda Wren “- Kvelvn Rhoda, Merle White, Mary Ellen Ford. Kath erine Futch. Mac Moutz, Nina Marie Crevasse. Janet Jordan. Cola Mae Klioda, Louise Moody. Eloise Hick son. Mildred Taylor. Mildred Tschu ‘ly. Johnnie LeVarn. Carrie Hell Pod dy. Elsie Bennett. Willie Mae Moss. Alice Schoonover. Lillian Duncan Aubry Peddv. Julian Williams. Clif ton Murrell. Bernard Sartan. Ray f'ooner, Leonard Burnett. Marvin Garrison. Clifton Keen. Paul Jett, Charles Redgrave. Ross Moldy, Rob ert Crisler. Lee Boswell. Henley Jones. Claude Goddard, Rav Williams. Robert Layton. Frederick S'aughter! Leon Mason. John Sloan. Willie Ai kens, Gordon Tillis. George Woods, James Justice. Helen Combs. Clarissa Fllerton. Juliette Sealey, Barbara Murray, Ruth Lanier, Margaret Scar lett. Myrtice Herrington. Cora Lee Denny. Viola Sutton. Kathryn Hous le.v, Murries Moore. Susie Wheeler. Pupils graduating front eighth grade Lake Morton school are: Norman Brown. Gerald Brown, Robert Brown. Myron Busing. George Cox, Herbert Lee Cnmeren, Ralph Daugherty, Edward Everett. Ralph Faison, Homer Futch. Paul Gramling, Robert Getzen, Maurice Hodges, Holmes Humphreys. Rvron Kibler. Kenneth King, Carl Korp, Delbert Livingston, Grtrude Aten. Mary Fran ces Buchanan, nelda Roger. Nina Bradley, Eugenia Cason, F'orence Clark. Emilv Dickinson, Evelyn Drummond. Eugenia Holland. Leota Ghldings. Elizabeth Griffin, Margaret Jewett. Irma Parrish. Dorothv Strain, Katie Timmons. Eva Louise Tweedell, Mary Wilson. Dorothy Ballenger, El inor C’nrk. Eva Cox, Madelle Barks dale, Corienne Contner. Mildred Car ver. Luelle Faison, Frances George, Gladys Grant. Myrtle Harmon, Jewel Dickerson. Elizabeth Keith. AvU (Continued on page 8.) ~ SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE HAS NEW BONUS PLAN Approval of President Harding Is Asked Of Measure Differing Only Slightly From That Adopted By the House Committee Washington, May 2. President Harding is to he asked by the Senate finance committee Republicans to ap prove a soldier bonus hill different from the House measure only in min or essentials. This was decided at u conference of committee Republicans today at which Senators said the Smoot plan of substituting a 20-year endowment life insurance play for the adjuster service certificate was discarded with out a record vote. The Smoot plan would have provided for no specific loans on the policies. The measure to he taken to the President is what is known as the McCumber plan, which would providt for immediate loans to the veteran: equal to 50 per cent of their adjusted service pay at the rate of $1 a day for domestic service and $1.25 a day for overseas service. At the end of three years the loan value of the cer tificates would be 80 per cent of tile adjusted service pay plus 4Vi per cent interest annually. Joseph S. McCoy, the government actuary, presented estimates to the committee showing the cost of the MeCumber plan for the fiscal year as! $77,000,000; $92,000,000 in the second i year, $73,000, 000 in the third year and j $.376,000,000 in the fourth year, with the ultimate cost approximately four] billions of dollars. These costs in elude payments on account of deaths, cash to veterans entitled to not more than SSO; vocational training and farm and home aid. The land settle ment option has been eliminated from the bill. ANNUAL MEETING COUNTRY CLUB At a meeting of the board of direc tors of the Lakeland Country Club, held in the Chamber of Commerce building Monday afternoon, arrange ments were made for the annual meeting which is to take place on Thursday, May 11 at 33 o'clock at the elum house out on Lake Parker. POLICE MAKE BIG FIND New York, May 2.— A cache of ne gotiable securities and a veritable ar senal was discovered by detectives who searched a house in West 107th St., early today. The officers were looking for men believed to be im plicated' in recent crimes ir. this city. The securities were valued at $65,000, while four loaded pistols of German manufacture and 700 rounds of am munition were taken away by the sleuths. Two women found in the house were detained by the police for examination. CHARGE TRADE RESTRAINT Portland, Ore., May 2.—Charges that the United Typolhetae of Amer ica, ar- association of employing print ers, is operating in restraint of trade, will be aired here today before Ex aminer W. R. Choate of the federal trade commission. The principal wit ness is Ray Finnel, secretary-manager of the Portland Typothetae. ffillllisli WiSlil! ANOTHER SECRET PACT London, May 2.— (By the Associated Press.) —The Pall Mall Gazette today says it has just been learned that Italy, following France’s example, has made a secret national pact with the Turkish nationalist , government, at Angora, “behind Great Britain’s back.” “Full disclosure of this has only just been made,” says the newspaper, “though it has been suspected for some time. The., consequences are likely to be serious.” KING MAKES CHARGES Washington, May 2.—Charges that representatives of the predatory in terests day after day, week after week and month after month have been ir, the Senate finance committee room where .. Republican., committeemen were framing the administration tariff bill were made today in the Senate by Senator King of Utah. LATEST TRADE REPORTS Washington, May 2.—American ex ports to Europe fell off by approxi mately $20,000 during March as com pared with the same month a year ago while imports from Europe in creased about $10,000,000 and both exports to and imports from South America decreased by about $10,000,- 000 each, according to foreign trade reports issued today by the commerce department. JAPANESE CABINET CRISIS Tokio, May 2.— (By the Associated Press.) —Premier Takahashi is report ed to have requested the resignation of his cabinet with a view to forming anew government in sympathy with his views. A break in the Seiyukai, or government party is possible in ' consequence. NEWEST MOVE IN IRISH SITUATION MAY CEMENT THE WARRING FACTIONS Dublin, May 2.— (By Associated Press) —Southern Ireland today await ed the first results of the definite move to unite the contending mili tary factions, taken at an unheralded conference here yesterday. Ten army officers, five of them members of the dissenting section of the Irish Republican army, signed a statement agreeing to “army unifica tion” on the basis of holding elec tions with a view to forming a govern ment which will have the confidence of the whole country and recognition of the fact admitted on all sides, that a majority of the people of Ireland are willing to accept the peace treaty.” Those signing for the regular army included: Michael Collins, head of the provisional free state govern ment and Richard MacCulahy, minis ter of defense in the Dail Cabinet. liTve dissentors hare been against the plan it has been reported. Rory O’Connor, head of the revolt ing section of the army declared that the signers from his forces were minor officers, but in other quarters, it was stated that every one held the rank of general. COTTON SHOWS STRENGTH New York, May 2.—Fear of an un favorable start of the new cotton re port was held responsible for great ly increased activity and strength in local cotton market today. Buying was more general and heavier than it has been for months. The price of May contracts advanced to 19.50 while Oc tober sold up to 18.90 or 65 to 81 points above yesterday's closing quo tations. At these figures the market showed an advance of approximately $7 per bale as compared with the prices of last Thursday and of over V/j cents per pound from the low level of early last March. Reports of an improving demand for spot cotton in the south and a more favorable view of world's trade out look contributed to the advance but the continuation of recent rains and floods in the southwest was consid ered the chief factors by local brokers. JOHN McCORMACK SAILS New York. May 2.—John McCor-! mack was so far recovered from his recent serious illness that he was a passenger today with his wife and ; family on the Aquantinia, bound for a ' rest and visit to his home in Athlone, j Ireland. ENGAGED IN BATTLE PRACTICE San Diego, Cal., May 2.—Southern ’ California residents were out at dawn i today in anticipation of spectacular | battle practice to be held by the Pa-J cifie fleet 35 miles out at sea. Thirty eight airplanes and seaplanes, eleven ! battleships, eight destroyers and three! mine sweepers, the latter lowing tar- j gets, were in the line-up of war craft I which pointed noses seaward for gun fire, ranging between 10 and 12 miles. • The battleships were to use their 14- inch guns in salvos and the concus- 1 sions were expected to be felt here. GERMAN CUBAN BANK FAILS Washington, May 2.—American and other financial interests in Havanna are taking effective measures to con trol the situation arising in connec tion with failure there of the Ger man-Cuban Banking House of H. Up ham, the commerce department was advised today by telephone by com ercial attache C. L, Jones at Havan na. Attache Ames reported that the banking community in Havanna was favorable to Upham, and it was believed that if the establishment is kept closed for about ten days the clearing house committee which met last night will be able to prevent any serious developments. Upham’s liabilities, Mr. Jones re ported are estimated at $9,111,000 with deposits at $5,678,000 and loans at $3,433,000 chiefly from the United Stages while ;!ass|>st/j, .tafter making proper discounts are conservatively estimated by American bank repre sentatives $12,110,000 including the Norman Oil Company of Mexico, in which Upham’s interests are said to total $2,400,000. MAY DAY CASUALITIES Rome, May 2.—Five dead and about one hundred wounded make up the May day roll of casualties in Italy. None of the disorders reached any degree of magnitude. Two socialist halls at Pisa were set on fire. HAVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MANAGE WELFARE WORK In order to place the welfare work of Lakeland on a permanent basis, there was organized at a meeting held in the Chamber of Commerce building on Monday afternoon what is to be known as the Lakeland Community Council. This new organization repre sents twentytwo smaller organizations engaged in welfare work, and will have its headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce building. C. 11. Williams was elected president, W. L. King, first vice-president; Mrs. Harry Brown, second vice-president; K. H. Good, treasurer; T. M. Phillips, sec retary. These, with Mrs. Ilarrncott and A. C. Shaffer, form the executive board. Arrangements were made at Mon day’s meeting to enlist the aid of the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs in an effort to complete the raising of the neces sary balance of approximately $5,000 to enable the Council to carry on the welfare program as adopted. AGREE ON PERSONNEL Washington, May 2.— An agreement upon a navy enlisted personnel for next year of 86,000 men, the number voted by the House, was said to have been reached unanimously at an ex ecutive meeting today of the Senate appropriations sub-committee en gaged in considering the House. LIBERTY BOND QUOTATIONS New York, May 2.—Liberty bonds closed: Ist 3*s, 99.20; Ist 4s, 99.56 bid; second 4s, 99.56 bid; Ist 4Us, 99.70; 2nd 4%5, 99.46; 3rd 4Us, 99.80; 4th 4Us, 99.80; Victory 3%5, 100.02; Victory 4%'S, 100.56. FANS HAD HEART FAILURE Philadelphia, May 2.— ln the fourth inning of today’s Philadelphia-Wash ington game .'he Athletics made three home runs in a row, the circuit swat ters being Tillie Walker, Perkins and Miller. It was Walker’s second home run of the game. Mogridge was pitching and was relieved by Francis. station corridor, a wild cheer from the crowd swelled and mingled with the strains of "Dixie." At the same moment, Miss Ora L. Hatcher, presi dent of the Southern Woman's Edu cational Association, presented to Lady Astor a tall basket of flowers and said: “Lady Astor, we welcome you to Richmond with all our hearts.” Lady Astor's sister, Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, wife of the artist who was with the party, was one of the first to leave the train. As Mrs. Gib son came out, her friends crowded around and there was a general hand shaking and kissing, after which there came cries of “Where's Nancy, where's Nancy?” “She’s inside," said Mrs. Gibson. “Hasn't finished dressing." Mrs. Gibson went to the window and rapped on it. “Come out, Nancy, hurry; they want to crown you queon of the May." Just then the first woman member of the British parliament appeared in the doorway of the train. There were shouts of welcome as her friends rushed to greet her. Viscount and Lady Astor will be in the city until Thursday when they will go to Danville, where Lady Astor was born. RICHMOND GIVES LADY ASTOR A GOOD OLD-TIME VIRGINIA WELCOME Richmond, Va„ May 2.— Lady Astor, who was Miss Nancy Langhorne and who was reared in this city, returned to Richmond today for the first time since she became a member of the British parliament and was accorded a great welcome, the John Marshall high school cadet band playing “Dixie" as she alighted from a train at Broad Street station. Flowers and kisses were bestowed upon her by relatives and friends. Lady Astor's greeting to the group that assembled in the train shed was: "I can’t be a heroine at 7 o'clock in the morning.” The Camera men crowded up to get a snap. “Now please, please,” she said, “don’t come too close. It's awfully I hard to look pleasant so early in the j morning." In the meantime Viscount Astor had j gotten off the train and was inline- 1 diately besieged by an admiring group, j As the photographer closed in on him.: he threw his hand to his face and 1 said: Oh, Lord,” in true British style ! “No, photographs please; I haven’t had a shave this morning.” Just as Lady Astor passed into the WELCOME! Lakeland, the Happy Town, has a broad smile of welcome for the members of the State Horticultural Society, the State Florists, the State Nurserymen, and the former inspectors of the State Plant Board, as these inter-related associations con vene tonight in our city. South Florida is particularly a land of plants and trees, and ' there is a close and indissoluble relation between the welfare of the growers of fruits and flowers and the development and beautification of the state. Florida should remember the close ness of this bond and maintain an actively helpful attitude of mind toward the organizations formed for the improvement of the fruit and flower industries. Lakeland, in the heart of a wonderful citrus section, has especial cause to feel a kinship for the men convening today within her borders, and the visitors will find a hearty welcome wherever their interests or their whims may take them while they are in the city. WELCOME! STEAMER ABANDONED Washington, May 2.— The Steamer Wright, reported by radio last night that she was standing by the aban doned four mastei lumber schooner Josephine at a point about 50 mileß off the Carolina coast. There was no crew on the steamer, the radio message said, and the vessel was wa terlogged with her decks awash and was a menace to navigation. The Norwegian steamer, Thomas M. King also was standing by the schooner but interested to proceed and the commander of the Wright reported that the Josephine should be lowed in in order to clear naviga tion tracks of this danger. CONDOLENCES POUR IN Dublin, May 2.—Messages of condol ence from all parts of Ireland and from many friends in America still were being delivered today to Mrs. Richard Croker at Glen Cairn Castle, whose husband, the former Tammany Hall chieftain, died Saturday after noon. Since Mr. Croker’s death, the American flag has been flying at half mast over the castle and numerous friends have called to express sym pathy for his widow. Although it had been indicated that the funeral might be held tomorrow, no defini'e time has been set and it was said this 1 morning that funeral arrangements had not been completed.