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The Lakeland Evening Telegram Published every afternoun (except Sunday) from the Telegram Building, Lakeland, Fla. Kntered in the post office at Lakeland, Fin., as mail matter of the second class. By llarry Brown, Maynard C. Froemke and Herald Froemke. a. BY MAIL ONLY One Year $6.00 Six Months 3.25 Three Months 1.75 THE LAKELAND NEWS A weekly newspaper giving a resume of looal matters, crop conditions, county affairs, etc., is published from the Telegram office and sent anywhere in the United States for $2.00 per year. Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re-publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published therein. All rights of re publication of special dispatches herein are also re served. -armpit* THE MAKING OF CITIZENS . TANARUS: • Freshmen at the Lakeland high school this year are to have the pleasure and privilege of engaging in a com paratively new course of study, certainly new for the cily schools. What is known as “community civics, is to be included in the first year curriculum; the text books covering the course is of the same designation. How fortunate indeed are the boys and girls who are to be trained to think along lines of real, practical benefit, not only to themselves but to the community. To under slant what true citizenship means, to gain an insight into the underlying mutual relationships that should exist if a town cr city is to make real progress by the adoption of common methods for the common good—these are the inspiration points that give color and add hope to our public school system as being of further practical benefit. ‘The inference is that in successful community life there must be, as hinted above, a common purpose. In pursuance of that purpose there necessarily must be a sort of inter-dependence or team play; hence the necessity for co-operation that must be forthcoming before the people of any community can make any substantial head way in community problems. It is a healthy and inspir ing sign of encourageme i tli-t state and federal govern ments are taking an intcrc * his phase of our nat'onal life. Incorporated in tfidf’**wJing-Towner bill, now dragging its way through V chgress, there is plenty of machinery for amplifying such a progium as will make for better citizenship. From the title of the subject it might be inferred that study is to be confined solely to local or community prob lems but no such narrow application is to be made. The boys and girls of Lakeland on entering high school are to be given an interpretation of citizenship and of govern ment in their relation to national and international, as well as local, community relations and interests. If our boys and girls are trained to realize that they are socn to be the governing force of the nation, they will at once begin to realize, at least m some degree, the great burdens of responsibility placed upon them. In the final analysis, good citizenship means good service, unselfishness and a realization that we cannot live absolutely unto ourselves, either as individuals, as to a community or as a nation. Professor Everett and the school board are to be congratulated on this forward step in providing an ade quate educational program for the children whose young minds will be quick to grasp the meaning of things civic and, understanding, form correct conclusions as to what is best and what is undesirable in our civic life. They are to have the privilege of studying just what program is best adapted to bring about conditions under which they wall be compelled to live when their turn comes to take up the reins and carry on the affairs of state. NEW ROUTE TO THE SEA Before a great while the people of Polk county will be able to take advantage of anew route to the sea. While most people do not regard our own Gulf of Mex ico as a part of the Atlantic ocean, it really is part and parcel of that great body of water and therefore entitled to all the respect and dignity accorded the vast .expanse of water forming the “front yard” of our East Coast neighbors. For the southwest section of Florida, in common with all of the western portion of the State from Key West to the Perdido river, the inhabitants look to ward the Gulf for healthful sea-shore recreation. So im pressed were the residents of Pasco county with the de sirability of placing the Gulf shore within easy traveling distance of the majority of Pasconians, that a bond issue for $200,000 was almost unanimously voted, the pro ceeds of which are to be used in paying for a permanent paved highway running east and West across the country to the coast. In the course of a comparatively short time that road will he built, having its eastern terminus at Dade City. Here is where Polk is interested. Agree ment has already been reached by the commissioners of Polk county to complete a highway from the Kathleen or Socrum section to the Pa: co county line, thus provid ing a direct route between i. ikeland and Dade City, a distance said to be about 35 miles. What a delightful drive that will be; to go through a fertile section of Polk and Pasco to pretty Dade City and there connect with the Gulf highway direct to the coast. Those who pro fess to know, say this route will place Lakeland within 65 miles of a surf bath. As an instance of the red tape that still prevails at Ellis Island, the great immigrant clearing station in New J York, Miss Kaliopc Soulakis, "proxy” bride of Emanuel j Margaretiz, has been pmtienlly wailing while her hus band-to-be—a hero of the World War who has quit ] his business in Toledo, Ohio, for more than a month— j strives heroically to cut some of that red tape and free J the young lady. And don’t forget that the people pay j taxes for this kind of political depravity. That red tape is expensive stuff. Honesty is probably the best policy, but it doesn’t al ways earn immediate monetary rewards. Twelve-year-old Helen Urban, cf New York, found a package contain ing S2OO in bills that belonged to a woman guest of the Hotel Belleclaire and unhesitatingly returned it. She got a quarter tip for it. Everything comes to him who waits. Michael J. Abrams, Brooklyn, received three “Happy New Year” cards the other day. Michael didn’t figure that August was a particularly appropriate time for New Year’s greetings, turned them over and found they had been mailed in 1905, 1906 and 1907. (> - ■ • , ' As Others See It &=■-"■■■ -■ .■ —'j BUSINESS OF THE CHURCHES (St. Petersburg Independent.) It wa; an eloquent and also a rational plea that Pre mier Lloyd-George made the other day to a council representing a large group of British churches. “I speak as one who has had something to do with war,” he said, "and had to make a close study of it. During the war the cry was: ‘Never again!’ There is a growing assumption that a conflict is coming again sooner or later. That is the business of the churches. "What do I mean by that? Nations are building up armaments —I will not say nations that did not exist, hut nations that have been submerged, buried —are building up new armaments. You have national ani mosities, national fears, suspicions, dislike, ambition loitered and exaggerated. "You hare more than that. Keep your eye on what is happening. They are constructing more terrible ma chines than the late war ever saw. What for? Not for peace. What are they for? They are not even to disperse armies. They are to attack cities unarmed, where you have defenseless populations, to kill, to miam, to poison, lo mutilate, to burn helpless women i and children. “If the churches of Christ throughout Europe and America allow that to fructify they had better close their doors. The next war, if it ever comes, will be a war on civilization itself. "Everything depends on the temper, the spirit which is created throughout tile world, and it would he a sad tiling, a sad danger, to the people if Ihe world came to the conclusion that Christianity, despite all its princi ples, in spite of all its ideals, was perfectly impotent to prevent mischief of that kind.” No man in the world is better fitted, by experience and position, to give this warning. And the task of preventing another and greater war is, indeed,-as lie suggests, tiie business of the church more than of any other human organization. There can he no peace on earth until there is good will to men, and peace among nations must he first established in men's hearts. BASEBALL WORTH WHILE (St. Petersburg Times.) Baseball is a good investment! Perhaps it isn't what a cold business man might call a money-maker in Florida, hut it's a good investment nevertheless. And why? St. Petersburg won the pennant in the Florida State League, which is in itself a return for the time, money and effort expended, for the publicity it attained brings something back in the way of real money. But even without a pennant winner to advertise the city, baseball is a good investment. it furnishes clean amusement and sport. It keeps a lot of folks out of meanness and serves as a mode of ' letting off steam” that might find other and less worthy methods of expression. Even if baseball had to he sustained by public funds it would he well worth the expenditure. \Ye spend thousands during the winter months to entertain the winter visitors, why not spend a few other thousands for our own home folk? And therein lies the thought that no matter if base ball does not pay as a business, it pays dividends in a contented citizenship that are worth many times the mere money return that might come from some other investment. Let baseball he continued and, no matter what the reasonable tost, let's have it another year. Rippling Rhymes By, WALT MASON. OIL WELLS Nine times I bought some oil well stock, from sales men with the gift of tongues; they said with Croesus 1 would walk—they said it till they sprained their lungs. Nine times my hopes were running high, and I had dreams of princely state; I thought of gorgeous things I’d buy, when I had rubles by the crate. Nine times my visions knew a slump; the drillers only found hot air; and 1 was left upon the dump, a hopeless picture of despair. Then came if salesman from Long Beach, who wished to sell me sundry shares; he said, "Our prospect is a peach, we do not deal in fakes or snares. There's oil, my friend, 'neath Signal Hill, there’s oil in wind rows, heaps and piles; and when our boys begin to drill the oil will squirt at least five miles.” “Nine times," I said, distraught and blue, “I’ve listened to that line of hunk; nine times to blithe young men like you I’ve handed out my button plunk. I’m done with all your oil well stuff that cost me many hard-earned beans; I am no hog, I’ve had enough, and now I’ll play the slot machines." The Long Beach wells are squirting oil, and men with shares draw princely pay; and I, though wearied by such toil, still kick myself five hours a day. LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23. 1922 nri 10* They are GOOD! INTERNATIONAL AIR CONGRESS ■ London, Auk. 23. —Great Britain | will hold an International Air Con-! Kress in London the last week of June, j 1923. The conference will be open to all countries which are signatories of the International Air Convention. The technical and scientific develop ment of aeronautics in all its aspects will be discussed. All branches of the military, naval and aeronautical forces will he represented. IN THE DISTINCT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOU THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA. IN BANKRUPTCY. IN TIIE MATTER OF I. C. SPROTT. <>f Bartow, Polk County, in the district aforesaid. To the creditors of the above named bank rupt. j NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above named bankrupt was duly ai.judicated bankrupt i oil the lUst day of July. A. D. 1022. and tha? ’ the first meeting of his creditors will lie held at Bartow. Fla., at the County Court Holts? i on to wit: SATURDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF SEPTEMBER A Di 22. at ten ihirty (in :.‘to) o'clock in the forenoon, at which time j the creditors may attend, prove their claims, j appoint a Trustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such other and further business as j mav properly come before said meeting. NOTICE JS FURTHER GIVEN that at the meeting of the creditors above mentioned the j property of the above named bankrupt will be j offered for sale and if possible sold, subject ’ lo the approval of rlie creditors and die con* I firmation of the court. DATED Tampa. Fla., this 17th Lay of August. A. I>. 1 !*22. 11. P. BAYA REFEREE IN BANKRUPTCY. Legal No. 599 It # IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED • STATES FOU THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT , OF FLORIDA. IN BANKRUPTCY. IN THE MATTER OF A. C. LUNSFORD, of Lakeland, Polk County, within tiie district | aforesaid. ~, To die creditors of the above named bank- ; rupt. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A. C. Lunsford was duly adjudicated bankrupt on to wit: die 29th flay of July, A. D. 1!22, and that the first meeting of Ills creditors will he hel.< at Lakeland. Fla., on to wit the THIRTY* FIRST Cllst) DAY OF AUGUST. A. 1). 1922, I at ten (DM o’clock in the forenoon at die place | of business of said bankrupt, at which time creditors may attend, prove their claims, ex amine die bankrupt, appoint a Trus.ee. and ’ run sac t such other and further business as may properly come before said meeting. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Bradford <l. Williams lias been appointed Receiver of lie above named bankrupt, and that said Ite ceiver has an offer to purchase the bankrupt property, and that at said meeting the entire assets of the bankrupt, including stock, fixtures ant! accounts, will be offered for sale and soi f .he same is possible. The appraisement of the property may be seen by any who desire a purchase, by calling upon the said Receiver at Lakeland. DATED Tumua, Fla., this 17th day of August, A. I). 1922. II P. BAYA REFEREE IN BANKRUPTCY. Legal No. tfUU U SPANISH WAR VETERANS MEET Los Angelas. Calif., Aug, 21. —Busi- ness sessions of the annual encamp ment and reunion of the United Spanish War Veterans and of the wo men's auxiliary wre opened here to day. Courteous Battery Service Sometimes there are two or three people who want serv ice in a hurry all at the same time. But we’d think we were poor battery men if we gave any of them short or discourteous an swers. We don’t play any fa vorites here when it comes to service. It’s Willard Standard Battery Service for everybody, whether the battery happens to be a Willard or not, and whether the owner is an old friend or a first-time customer. People’s Battery Service 11. T. WOMACK, Mgr. At H. T. James’ Garage Mass. Ave. & Rose St. Representing Willard Batteries (THREADED RUBBER INSULATION) and Batteries (WOOD SEPARATORS I always cheaper for cash—or go into business for yourself—anking a part of what you earn. Then you can buy a home— As the years roll along, keep them happy years by always band be a real man. We will welcome you. THE STATE BANK of LAkELAND . 4 per cent, compounded quarterly on savings FINE RADIO PROGRAM Baritone Solo—(a) Mother O' Mine? (b) Selected. C. B. Clinch. Accompan ist, Miss Estella Bock. Violin Solo—(a) Kuyawiak (Weini anski). (b) Mighty L'ak a Rose (Ne veri). Kenneth Warren, violinist. Miss Geraldine Ellis, accompanist. Xylophone Solo —(a) Estudiantini (Wuldteufel) (b) Wabash Blues (Me inken) C. F. Owens. Trio —(a) Canzonetta (d’Ambrosio). (b) Melody in G Flat (Cadman). (c) Serenade, Wider, (and) Melodio (Friml). Walter Williams, clarinet. Mr. Ken neth \yarren, violinist. Miss Geraldine Walter Williams, clarinet. Kenneth Warren, violist. Miss Geraldine Ellis, pianist. Talk—H. C. Pettewny. Contralto Solo—(a) Laughing Val ley (Sanders), (b) Selected. Mrs. J. Seybert Smoyer. Accompanist, Mrs. Roscoe Skipper. Piano Solo —Barceri/dle in A Minor, Opus 5 (Rubinstein) Mrs. Roscoe Skip per, Cornet Solo —Selected. Mr. Herward. Broadcasted from Tampa Times Station Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1922, from 7:30 to 9:00 p. m. A TRUE RAT STORY Stearns Electric Paste Cos., Chicago. Pear Sirs: Mr. Robert T. Donnell of Auburntown, Tenn., came In our store the other day and wanted something to kill rats, so I sold him a box Stearns Rat Paste. And he put some paste on six biscuits that night and the next morn- Ing he found fifty-four big rats. And the second night he put out four more bis cuits with paste on them, and the second morning he found seventeen more rats, making a total of seventy-one rats in two nights, and there were lots more that he did not find. This is some big rnt tale> but, never theless. it is *o. • Just thought would writ© to let you know that your rat pasto Is srood. Respectfully, KENNEDY BROTHERS. Buy a 35c Box Today Enough to Kill SO to 100 Rats or Mice Don’t waste time trying to kill these pest with powders,liquldsanaotherexperimenta preparations. Ready for Use—Better Than Traps Drug and General Stores sell STEARNS' ELECTRIC PASTE Why^sa Ea Suffer? 3 c*ii“Dij i! Wonders lor Me,” Kd Declares This Lady, "I suffered for a long jkMB time with womanly weak- B&jd ness," says Mrs. J. R S Simpson, of 57 Spruce mgrj • St., Asheville, N.C. "1 V/m finally got to the place 4 j where it was an elfort for _ me to go. I would have a bearing-down pains in WFA my side and back es- K4S peciaily severe across my hack, and down in my Eg fßk side there was a great aBT kK deal of soreness. I was WA ■ nervous and easily Op a - take a CARDUI The Woman’s Tonic "I heard o! Cardui and WWJ decided to use it,” con tinues Mrs. Simpson. "I O a WtrJk saw shortly it was bene filing me, so I kept it up and it did wonders for Wji WjBL mt - And since then 1 Shave been glad to praise W/Ta Cardui. It is the best woman’s tonic made*” Weak women need ■ tonic. Thousands and a thousands, like Mrs. Simpson, have found Cardui of benefit terthem. mmwa M Try Cardui tor your tarn- Eg AH M 0[ DRUGGISTS B Your Fall Suit is Here We have been getting shipments during the past few days of the advance models in Men’s Fall Suits—and now have a goodly selection on hand for men to chooie from. In the assortment one will find every wanted model, fabric and coloring. The price range is $20.00 TO $40.00 In each instance an extremely good value at the price. Come today and make your selection. * lakeland’s best clothes shop* An Ideal Investment is one which does not fluctuate in value; never passes a divi dend; yields a fair return; and is quickly convertible into cash. 1 Our Certificates of Deposit have all of these advantages. They are ideal investments for surplus funds, large or small, and also encourage thrift, which is the only true foundation for financial independence. First National Bank of Lakeland Dugger Lumber Company Incorporated Foot of Main Street Phone 400 ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER YELLOW PINE & CYPRESS SASH, DOORS & MILLWORK, BRICK, LIME, CEMENT SLATE SURFACE ROOFING COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY Prompt Service —Low Price*—Quality Guaranteed Becoming a Member of THE FEDERAL DESERVE LOAN COMPANY entitles you to borrow money at a low rate of interest and on long time to BUY A HOME BUILD A HOME PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE IMPROVE YOUR PROPERTY If you are in need of financial assistance, we will be glad to help you, if you will come in to see us. Mutual Investment Company Over Famous Department Store Main Street Lakeland, Fla. 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