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OF MONTHLY CONTESTS IN WATER SPORTS AND LIFE-SAVING WORK Tests and instruction Will Be Given By D. J. Geites, Swimming and Life-Saving Instructor of the National Red Cross—Local Judges At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the Welfare League lielil at the headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce building this morning, defi nite plans were adopted for the pro gram of water sports and life saving corps contests and examinations pro posed for tiie summer season as a wa ter carnival. The work is made possible through the co-operation of the National Ked Cross, which organization is lending the services of the instructor, D. ,1. Gates, free of charge. .Vlr. Gates is an expert swimming instructor and direc tor in Life Saving for the National Ked Cross. The first contests will be held May 23 to 26, and other contests will be held the last week of the months of June, July, August and September. A local board of examiners will pass on the events, hut must themselves have passed certain tests. All who wish to enter must send in their names to the Welfare League, 'phone 123. The contests as outlined fall into four main divisions as follows: (ai Junior Division, embracing first grade beginners, second grade swimmers, honor grade life savers; (b) Auxiliary Corps division, consisting of hoys who will have passed their sixteenth birth day, hut not their eighteenth on July 1; (cl Men's Life Saving Corps, con sisting of men and boys who on July 1 will have passed their eighteenth birthday and are of good character ami able to meet the physical and ef ficiency requirements; (and) Woman’s Life Saving Corps, consisting of wom en and girls, who on July 1 will have passed their sixteentli birthday, are of good character and able to meet the physical and efficiency require ments. Badges and emblems will be award ed each winter to those who qualify for the honor roll in each division and at the end of the season silver cups will be awarded the winners. The objects of the Welfare League in instituting this program of water sports and contests are outlined as follows: To provide healthy recrea tion for cur boys and girls under the stimulus of clean competition; to de velop sentiment and facilities lor safe guarding Human life from drowning; to teach precautions that should he observed on water and preventative measures "necessary to avoid acei * dents; to prevent drowning by tile in structions given; to rescue those in peril of drowning; to resuscitate per sons apparently drowned; to teach first aid to the injured. It is felt that in Lakeland, where the lakes furnish a convenient, all year-round means of enjoying water sports and where the nearness of the suit water i; an additional incentive for acquiring a knowledge of water sport; and of life saving methods, too much attention can liaruiy be given lo teaching the young people how to take advantage of their opportunities in this line. Besides, the series of contests is sure to he not only of practical value but also the nature of recreation for both onlookers’ and contestants. Appoints Committees. !a addition to the adoption of the Water Carnival program, the execu tive committee at its meeting today appointed the following committees: Special committee to go over the con stiiior. and by-laws and report on the same—E. X. Good, A. C. Shaffer and Mrs. Harry L. Brown; Publicity—T. N Phillips Mrs. Harry L. Brown; Re lief —Mrs. Nell Swindell. W. L. King. E. N. Good and Mrs. A. 11. Darra cott. MISS M. 6. GATES WINS HANDSOME BUiCK IN SUBSCRIPTION CONTEST Miss M. li. Gates of 401 South Florida avenue is today driving her new car, a handsome Buick, which was the second prize in the subscrip tion contest oi the Tampa Sunday Citizen. The contest which dosed Saturday night has been running lor the last live weeks and Miss Gates worked with her customary energy and ambi tion through tile entire time. Her many friends lock a deep interest in the matter and lent valuable assist ance. with the happy result. Miss Gates admits that she is deep ly pleased and that she will hence forth be a booster for the Buick. in this connection, she wishes to extend her thanks to all her subscribers. Ev eryone counted, and indeed there was a narrow margin between Miss Gates' subscription list and the list that won the first prize. SPECIAL FRENCH MISSION TO TALK OVER WAR DEBT Paris, May 17. —Finance Minister de Lasteyrie recommended to the cab inet today that a special mission, headed by Jean Parmentier, adminis trator tf the department of finance, be sent to tlie United States,to con fer with the debt funding commission over the payment of principal and in terest of the American war advances to France. Premier Poincare accord ingly presented a note to Ambassador Herrick to this effect, asking the com mission to notify the French govern ment when it would be most conveni ent to take up the question. Mr. dc Lasteyrie, after 'careful study of the question, said a direct contract was necessary for a satis factory understanding ou the situa tion. The ministry has been busy preparing data since the receipt of! the note from the American debt j finding commission saying it would j be glad to receive the French govern- ! meat’s observation en what it had to ! offer conceruriug the payment of in-; tercst on the debt and authorization j of the capitul, and ou'M. de Lastey-; rie's recommendation Premier Poin care decided to send M. Parmentier I to America with several experts. M. ; Parmentier is considered the best man in the ministry for such negotia tions. He will, it is stated, make a full and frank statement of the con dition of France’s finances and then ask the debt finding commission for a specific declaration of what it ex pects from France. The French budget for 1923 makes no protfision for the payment of either interest or capital on the French debt to the United States- J. C. SWINDELL WILL UE ICE PLANT WATER IN GROVE IRRIGATION According to the arrangements now being made, J. C. Swindell will make use of the waste water from the Fed eral Ice Company's piant to water the grove at his home place about a i block and a half from the plant. Three carloads of ten and twelve |inch pipe has been ordered and when (this is in place the water will course i through ground at a rate of nine | hundred gallons a minute, carrying j I underground irrigation to thirty-eight j acres of fine grove, which has begun j :to feel the effects of the long con- i tinned dry weather. AU6URNDALE NEWS Wm. Rabe and family left Thin s- j i day for their summer home in Akron. I Ohio, alter spending the past winter 'at their Winona Park home. liev. and Mrs. A. Richards spent 1 the first part uf the week at Punta ! ; Gorda. Capt. and Mrs. J. 11. Basigcr expect i io leave next'Tuesday for their sum , mer home in Colorado Springs, Colo, after spending the past few months at their bungalow in Winona Park.; Mrs. Van Bolt who has been vislt • ing her sisters, Mrs. C. B. Horr and Mrs. L. E. Lillie for the past three j weeks, returned to hed home in Ohio this week. Mrs. L. E. Lillie is Improving nice- j ly from a recent operation. The Woman’s Club of Auburndale; will hold the last meeting of the ] dub year next Thursday May fStli at their room in the school building and the new officers will be installed. All emmbers arc urged to be present. Cleveland wins from Auburndale. The home team met defeat at the bands of the Groveland nine at the local ball field Thursday afternoon by the score of 9to 7. Groveland cut hit and outplayed the locals, but i botli teams made many errors. Ilaines ] City will play here next Thursday s afternoon at 3:30 p. in. LOVELY VESPER SERVICE HONORS MOTHER’S DAY American Legion Aux’liary Ar ranges Program, Mayor Pet- 1 tev.ay Delivering Address The vesper service given at the: First Methodist church Sunday after noon at 5 o'clock in honor of Mother’s Day was beautiful and impressive and j was witnessed by a splendid attend- I ance. This service is the first activity of j the American Legion Auxiliary, one! of the city'3 newest organizations, composed of the mothers, wives, sis ters and daughters of the legion members and of their dead comrades. The American Legion Post assembled in Munu Park ar.d marched in a body io the church where pews were re served for them. Vases of deep pink roses and white ’ baskets of white blossoms decorated j the church. Mrs. S. M. Helium presided at Ihoi organ throughout the program and i I gave two beautiful organ solos, the i prelude “Adoration’’ from “The Holy! 1 City’’ (Gaul), and the postlude, march! 1 from "Suite for Organ - ’ (Rogers). A choir of unusual excellence, com posed of some cf Lakeland's loveliest j voices, rendered the anthem. “A I Hymn of the Homeland’’ (Sullivan) ’“The Lord’s Prayer,” and led the : hymns chosen for the occasion. S. A. Helms, pastor's assistant of the First Baptist church, led the re sponsive reading- Congressman H. J. Dranc delivered ja short, impressive prayer, in which jhe thanked God for having given to ; each man and each woman the su j preme blessing of having had at some i time, If not now, a mother. Hon. H. C. Pettoway, mayor of Lakeland, delivered the address of the occasion, and with hin usual elo j nuance, urged his hearers to build I as monumcntß to their mothers, clean, Christian lives of unselfish service, i Mrs. Barnwell Fuller, in lovely, clear tones, sang "The Lord la My Light." The benediction was pronounced by C. V. Teeter, and. with the organ postlude, the beautiful service came i to a close. of FLORIDA- by FLORIDA- for FLORIDA Consider These Points The history, aims and purposes of the Florida Citrus Exchange may not be told in a few words. They are identical with those the citrus industry in Florida. The two cannot bo intelligently separated. After moro than a dozen years of successful operation, the Flor ida Citrus Exchange today typi i'-cs the success of co-operative* marketing carried on with the true co-opprative spirit. It is to co-operative marketing *.!*at all the producers of the United States today are turning : nd everywhere the Florida Ciiru3 Exchange is regarded as a model f efficient service to members. Whatever the problems of the future they must be the prob lems of the growers—those who ewn the land and the trees which produce citrus fruits—and only tiio organized growers success fully may solve them. The expansion of carlot mar kets for Florida oranges an.l grapefruit has been due to the efforts of the growers’ own co operative organization. Future expansion of such markets must be made by the growers. The first commercial Introduc tion of regular supplies of grape fruit into Great Britain, with accompanying educational work, is but a single one of the achieve ments of the Florida Citrus Exchange during the current marketing season. Remember These Facts Sealdsweet oranges and grape fruit arc accepted by Die trado as nationally advertised products. And they are distinctly riorida products. Likewise, distinctly citrus. Hundreds of thousands c;' housewives who demand ScaM sw*cet from their grocers asso ciate the name only with oranges and grapefruit—from Florida. While the Florida Citrus Ex change preserves most cordis! relations with co-operative mar keting organizations .everywhere, it has no entangling alliances. A freeze in California or a drouth In New York State for this reason may only bring the benefits of better prices to mem bers of this organization. Any member of the Florida Citrus Exchange always i3 in a position to obtain the “high dol lar" for 1113 fruit whenever there is a market upturn. Nothing could demonstrate this better than events of last ninety days. In number of members, acreago and volume of fruit, the Florida Citrus Exchange shows constant and consistent gain. There must be reasons for these facts. In vestigate and you will readily find what are these reasons. Seal fr-TX RCttSTWCD M FIRST ROUND PUTS COCHRANE CLOSE SECOND TO SCHAEFER Chicago, May 17. —“Young Jako"; Schaefer, champion, today held a! siim lead over Walker Cochrane. 1 challenger, as flic result of the first i night's play in their 1.500 point match ‘ for the 18.2 balk line billiard chant- 1 pious hip. ■ After a general show of mediocrity in the early innings, the young ex- j pert magcally mproved in the final stands at the table, and. displacing j the accurate shot-making and gold I touch bequeathed him by his father. [ Jake Schaefer, the wizard, Young Jako took the first block 500 to 421. To do it, after playing of the | worst billiards ever seen in a chaw-. SR* AIU’E, the growers who compose ' * the Florida Citrus Exchange, & % * ta^e justifiable pride in this, CpaJ<ls“j OUr '^ ea^sweet trademark. registered J > \ —————————— .w *V Ipionship contest, the champion aver aged 1200 fer the final three innings, ! garnered the night's high run with n J wonderful run of 202, and rounded i out his final try with an unfinished run of ISS. Apparent vieing with j carelessness with over-zealousness .and safety playing and bad breaks i which repeatedly left the balls lined 'up for imposlble shots, all tended to i make the first dozen rounds at the | table by the men extremely uninter , CBting. 11l feeling betwen tit two young experts, once the closest friends, was | described by some bllliardlsts as the j reusc.n for the repeated misses, it be- I ins held each man was eager to take a long lead quickly. Ii is ours. It belongs to no one else. It cannot be taken away from us. I*s value increases from season r-** ~‘' % ason. That value and its increase, belong solely to us. V/e are constantly working to upbuild the good-will value of our Sealdsweet trademark by advertising to consumers and to dealers; by consistent grading and packing practices; by intelligent co-operr.tien with the trade. We do this secure in the knowledge that the Sealdsweet trade mark must remain a distinct asset to the citrus industry of Florida, and to riorida alone. It cannot be adversely affected by association with the products of any other section, or with other than citrus fruits. During this last season we have made an increase of forty per cent in the private-sale, carlot markets in which Sealdsweet oranges and grapefruit have been sold, as compared with any previous year in the history of our organization. This is indicative of the progress which tnis co-operative body has been making, and is making, in every de partment of its operation. * .. The close of the season will find the Florida Citrus Exchange in uie strongest position that ever it has occupied, having marketed suc cessfully the largest volume of fruit in its history; and having made ev ery possible preparation for the greater tasks which lie before it in pro tecting the interests of Florida producers, who must look to it, and to it alone for the solution of their problems, as citrus production further in creases in the groves of the state. In the ranks of the hundred-and-one associations of this or ganization there is room for every grower who has the ability to co operate “to conduct yourself that others may work with you.” For detailed information consult the manager of the nearest Asso ciation or of the sub-Elxchange in your territory; or write to the Business Manager of the Florida Citrus Exchange, Tampa, Florida. , Remember, there is no capital stock; there are no initiation fees; there are no membership dues. lUe FLORIDA CITRUS EXCHANGE DALE WILLIAMS TO REPRESENT LOCAL ROTES IN LOS ANGELES By unanimous vote of the Lakeland Rotary Club at the Tuesday luncheon at the Hotel Thelma, I. Dale Willaips will represent the local club at thd general convention to be held in Los Angeles next month. Mr. Williams who is also a Shriner, will tako in both the Rotary and Shrine gatherings on the Pacific coast,-going to New York to join the Rotary Special that is to leave that city lor the California trip. DR. LEFFERS’ CAR 16 LOCATED NEAR 6EFNER T)r. 11. Letters was delighted today with the news that hiq car. which was stolen from in front of the Drane building Monday night, had been lo cated at Sefner by Mr. Hostetler, driver for the White Bus Line. Mr. Hostctter had observed the car there Tuesday and*seeing it there yet this morning, he made an investiga tion and found that it was the doc tor’s missing roadster. It was found in the woods 100 yards from the Sef ner garage, where it had been aban doned, evidently because the gasoline had given out. Dr. Letters went over to Sefner for his car this afternoon, it being cared for in the meantime by the Sefner garage. A bad sprain heals slowly if not treated with a remedy that has the power to penetrate the flesh. Bal t ! lard’s Snow Linimont is especially] adapted for such ailments. Threof sizes, 30c, 60c, and $1.20 per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Canton, Miss., May 17.—Miles O. Buckingham, Memphis business man and head of an Insurance agency In. J that city, who returned to Canton to answer to an charging him with having murderedsl his wife, Lorrain Harris Buckingham. ■ pleaded not guiltjr n crcut court here';! today, waived preliminary "*hearing, and asked that his case be The motion to defer the trial was tak* J| en under advisement by Judga Wltejngj H. Potter, before whom BuckinghaftlgS was arraigned. J, Paul White,-ca|jP3 ty attorney, announced. that the state was ready tor an im*'sJ 'mediate trial.