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Thursday) September utti, two. HOB PUNTA OORDA HERALD, PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA lolfiaic WXII Somber & Stye Pimta (gnrba erato Published Every Thursday gatered at the Post Office in Punta Gorda, Florida, as Second Cla.s Matter PAUL K. CARRETT. Editor and Manager ADVERTISING RATES SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year $2. K ; fix month 11.004 throe month? 76 eeRU! payable In advance. Reni'ttance should be made by check, postal or express money order or reKisured letter; one and two cent stamps will be accepted in pay ment of small amounts. In ordering Chang of address, please give old " well ns new address. Sub scribers fntllne to Bet any issue of the paper that may get lust In the mails will be supplied with extra copy on request for same, if supply of that particular Issue is not exhausted. 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ADRIAN P. JORDAN, Vice-Pres. A. C. JORDAN. Sec'v-Trtai. . Foreign Advectltlng Reprts tntatt v A nierica n Preat Association. New York. X. . STATE PRESS EDITORIALS The Governor Hack-Tracks. Governor Calls has taken thv easiest way out of a most uncomfor j luxuries and amusements, the aver age being placed at the lowest pos sible figure of $11.50 a week, table" position into which he led him-! Naturally, despite what a few "kiek nelf bv the pernicious use of the ex-el's nav a ' il wo"'d be hard to eeutive axe. bv declaring null and make leesburg merchants and eit void his two futiha attempts to im-1 izens believe that the Board of Trade properly impose his executive will i is a negligible thing, and the people upon the people of I'olk county. He of lhat thriving community expect now declares reappointed County,'0 raise a iucn W 8111,1 tor the Superintendent of Public Instruction work of tne board thls coming sea John A. Moore and thv membership j son- tnere Dein& a fecial publicity of the county board of public n. Campaign planned. - St. Augustine struction. When the governor fired ! Record. these gentlemen he declared them guilty of all of the "feasances" he A Wall Around the State could think up. Then when they re fused to be fired and the people of Tne Tampa Tribune had an edi Polk county rose up en masse and toriftl recently telling that a Palatka declared they wouldn't stand for the newspaper heads an article "A Wall governor's action, Mr. Catts called Around Palatka." The newspaper -in the attorney-general and asked iwas reflecting on the refusal of Put him about It. The attorney-general ! nam county to build good roads, told the governor in plain language !The entire state of Florida has held that he didn't haw a leg to stand wal around it for years, and even upon. And so the matter ends toj'he shortest-sighted of our people the satisfaction of Polk county and ttre beginning to realize it. Bad the entire discomfiture of the man ' roads, or no roads, and a fence law who will be sped on his way out of Florida politics Jan. 1, next. Tampa Tribune. were equal to the Chinese wall in keeping people out and the individu al who knows this should realize that 1 the time "to speak out In meeting" I has come that is, IF he believes 111 IK.es a Board of Trade Pay? jtne future cf Plorlda and want8 t0 Many persons who croak dismally see her "arrive." All personal pre about the amount of money ex- judice and personal interests should pended on a board of trade and its be cast to one side and "the greatest activities will surely open their eyes g00u to the greatest possible number" when they hear that the secretary's be the motto of every progressive report given at the recent annual TRUE friend of our great state, meeting of the Board of Trade of Thefe are no "ifs" and "ands;" It is Leesburg showed a profit of 2,900 'just as we have stated it, and the man per cent on the Board of Trade ex-jwho falu t0 enter tne lists (or a try pendituyes. for lne betterment of his native state The percentage of profit was fig- is either ignorant or a traitor to his tired on the number of persons who j native soil. "None are so blind as had been brought Jo Leesburg those that will not see." There are through the influence of the Board-la lot of blind men in Florida, but we of Trade and Its secretary, and on; hope to see their eyes bathed in the their average expenditures for the; salve of neighborly love and state weeks of the season, Including room J pride until ihey regain their lost eye rents, board, merchandise purchases, 'sight. Good roads and a local option I no-fence law are two thinss that 'MUST come before Florida can leave the pioneer state and become a state of states. Arcadia News. The habit of some truck drivers who seem to take delight in opening their cut outs and making as much noise as possible with their exhausta is getting has been a nuisance that should be stopped. This is J net one of many evidences of complete lack of law enforcement in Punta Gorda. Are you a human ant? The ant crawls along the floor. If his feelers come In contact with a thread be lurns back or as de- defeated when if he had the courage to go ahead he would have found what he thought to be an insurmoiu iable obntr.clc no obstacle at all. Theie are many human ante. o SnniK ilnv nnp at the heavy trucks Looks as if the Tampa Tribune is , .s tn ,. n ti1(. cltv trying to make it appear that the docfc .mf, nm Rt 8pced tllat suits Herald is "agin" bonding the state dr,ver,s fancv wlll g0 through for roads. We are not afraid to g've the nonp tQ0 IUD8tartlaj structure the legislature power to bond fori, (ne ,own wj bave F., ln lt3 roads, but before we vote to five handg cc,t dea,,V( De. them this power we want to know 1 hgyl (hi, &mk t0,.n up where the Slate Road Department! no flther ,hnn ,0 prcfvrV(, proposes to rpend the money. ,ht (,o(,k heavy ,nCKf! lird neavv o 'lo;.dc should not be allowed on the ., .dock. Everybody knows i.ils and realizes the danger, but tho.-e chare- NATIONAL PRESS EDITORIALS Uncle Joe Cannon says Gamaliel knows when to say "yes" and "no." Sure. In answer to any question he always says' "yes" and "no." Pitts burgh Sun. Knight & Wall's "Florida Idea advertisements appearing in thr Tampa papers weekly, boosting Flor ida towns, are distinctly unique and are getting that concern thousands of dollars' worth of free advertising In 1W. . . rr.vi ) .1 1; I i c .1 lUC HWfnm "C' '' f. ,u H nr third tin,, IUI ,11,- r- . V, 11 wi Li. ia u ' ... ed with guarding the town's Inter act! and lives of citizens seem to take no l.eed of such matters. o Last week the DeSoto County ment was a "monthly rtview' Florida enterprise and development ; I within the yast year, we believe, The Latest Paradise. Prof. Disher of London, a fellow of the Royal Geographical society, is 1 lying to organize a sort of Brook Farm experiment, to be tried on one of the Marquesas islands In the Pa cific. The islands are said to be very beautiful, as well as capable of pro ducing many kinds of fruits, vege tables and other foods. For $1,000. it is promised, one may escape from taxes and profiteers to a land of plenty where there will be a maximum working day of only two hours. This Ponzi of happiness is eloquent in his assurances of a charming exiistance in what he cele brates as a "white man's paradise." There are to be no problems of liv ing and no salaried officers! Just paradise.- Buffalo Courier. and Punta Gorda was given me along with other towns that are doing.' things. fair. xx Best Qualify Leather i PURSES and BEADED BAGS Evidently in controversion of a re mark in these columns recently to the effect that the county court is a needless expense 'r the county tax payers, the Arcadia News alleges that the court has not enly paid expenses, but has turned into the road fund Ihe sum of $12,000.00. Explanation ac cepted; but, if it costs $100.00 to bring a case up frem Moore Haven and li ivaults in $200.00 being added lo the county revenues, surely, if the case l.as been tried in Moore Haven as s.'.ould have been done, consider able expense woul:'. have b2en saved ai.d the road fund correspondingly benefited. In-1 la 1 monlous Harmony Before going away on your vo- X ghish tund , J -ation come down mid Inspect T y seejnj; tha X ..... Iln f V. . I . . my new line. line Z reived a Y combs and a line Y Y .. .. I have just ie- of rhiuextone of notions. I Miss Dona Walker The Florida Republican RaatUB is havlns a hard time makins the Flori- , Y da Republican Reginald 'harmonize with him. National Committeeman Bean is in Boston, or somewhere else, managing to keep the "Grand Old Party" from levying any part of its on Florida, and incident- it no more "Gen. Smiths" get hold of the expense checks. In the mean while the Gerow, black and itan-ned, faction in the state announ ces that It has "harmonized the par ty differences and there will be only lone ticket put out" (our). Immedi ately arises the "Lily-White" to say I there has been no "harmonizing" of them and they will vote as they 1 LUMBER All Kinds Give me your order large or small, I Can Save You Money W. 0. SILCOX 2 "Xxx---:X"::::"M School Supplies A Complete Line KrtfcT.'d Marts Monday. You know, of course, that this In the only place where Kchool books are sold here. When you rome in for your books, don't forget that we can supply every thing; else you will need in your school work: Tablets, paper, pencils, pens, inks, slates, rulers, eraser everything you will need at the least possible price. .1 'proposed a DeSoto county There is no reason wny a iair asso ciation should not be formed, and the stock subscribed by men interest ed In DeSoto county regardless of locality," says the News. "In the exhibit buildings, booths should be arranged for each locality in the county, and tlie most helpful, kindly competition encouraged by prizes that are really worth something." We doubt not the sincerity of motive (prompting the News' suggestion, bui we do not believe that it would be possible to organize a fair associa tion and hold a fair truly representa tive of DeSoto county ns now con stitutedif that is the News' idea. In Its editorial the News ignores en tirely the fact that it is very likely that by this time next year there will be five counties where there is now- lone. The people look forward 10 division as a practical certainiv and No other section of Florida, prob-j'1 would not he possible to arouse ably no other section of the United j enthusiasm for a DeSoto county fair States, !:as been endowed by nature I among the people of those sections wiih so many advantages as she has that want to set up hotisekeepin;; foi bestowed upon Punta Gorda. A sec- j themielves and. it never will bo tion unsurpassed in health fulnesa and possible to unite them in entuusiast- picturesque beauty; a climate mild support 01 any project until ia( and practically free from frosts in! county is divided. When Desoto winter and delightfully cool In sum-lis divided as it surely will be it mer; an abundance of fertile lands j might be possible to organize a (Ive to produce anything that will grow i county fair. Such a fair would w in any other section of Florida and a believe, be worth more to the coun mttltitude of other blessings not (ties participating than if each held enjoyed by others what more could its own fair at least for a few years we ask of nature? Surely she has j for none of the new counties left but Utile for m-11 to do. Nature 1 could hope to gei up a fair that did not provide adequate drainage. 1 would attract the crowds that would Wo must have it. When we get ltgo to a five-county exhibii. which this will become the garden spot oi l would gain distinction as being more Florida. than a local affair. please, and will have llieir own full ticket out. Harmony, lrell! Why, they could not even get Judge Cheney to come down so Hayes Lewis could "run for the senate and whip h - out of Flet cher! " The national party better send tome money to Florida this year, lor it surely is a "doubtful state;" that is it is doubtful whether the Republi cans could get together long enough to decide ven on the way to split a check. Tampa Tribune. What Will it Cost? "What will it cost me?" That is the question being asked by automobile owners throughout the state. Many of them have been con fused by the varied reports scattered broadcast by the opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment, which will either be acted upon fa vorably or rejected by the citizens of Florida in November. The owners have a right to know exactly how they will affected. While the Metropolis was conduct ing its investigation, prior to taking an unchangeable stand on the propo sition, a prominent man of the state was asked his sentiments in regard to the issue. "I am in favor of good roads always," he replied; "but it is unjust to force me to pay $100 a year for the privilege of driving a car In this state." Yes; $100 would be an imposition on automobile owners, and such an enormous tax would discourage the car and truck Industry, but this man. who happens to possess a roadster of the lightest type, would pay $7.50, or an increase of $2.50 over his present license per annum, towards the con struction of permanent highways in Florida, Other cars of varying sizes would pay in proportion on increas ing horsepower. This is based on the fact that if the proposed constitutional amend ment is ratified by the people, the pre sent automobile license tax in Flori da will be increased 50 per cent. Even If it were increased 100 per cent, the tax still would be less than it is at present in a number of states. So the opposition cannot claim dis crimination against those who are fortunate enough to own motor driv vn vehicles. This increase in tax Is very reason able. Good roads would be a wonder ful investment to the owner at this rate, for In one month's time that amount would be saved in tires and repairs. It is just that the automo bile owners should pay for something that is directed squarely at thvir best nterest and the majority of them have expressed appreciation of this fact. The proposed constitutional amend ment should be carrivd.-- Jackson ville Metropolis. Don't Rush Him; Don't Rush Him: Representatives of American school teachers called upon Mr. Har ding the other day to request his sup port for the Smith-Towner bill which would raise the commissioner of education to the dignity of a secre taryship in the cabinet and would provide Federal fund-i to encourage education and Americanization throughout the Nation. The dele gation spoke for the National Edu cation Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and other organisations equally worthy of ser ious hearing and honest answer. Mr, Harding told the delegates that he had been unable to study the Smith-Towner measure closely enough to express an opinion. Considering that the bill has been before the United Slates Senate only since May, 1919, it Is apparent that the teachers were unreasonable in expecting Senator Harding to have formed an opinion so early as Sep tember, 1920. Great bodies mov-i slowly, like muddy mind.-. We don't know anything about the needs of education, but, Boys, get the money; give her the gas; step on it' Pittsburgh Sun. Mr. Holding anil The Hague. Senator Harding has cut the ground from under those Republi can friends of the league vlin hnve sought desperately to find in bis ut terances some friendly word upon which they could Justify their sup port. In his latent and most exten sive front porch address nn rnroh.n elations he Irrevocably denounces the whole program of International comity framed at Versailles and out lines, in a general way. his idea of :i substitute. The senator would re vive The Hague court of internation al justice. It is perhaps only natural thai candidate whose slogan Is "Looking Backward,, and whose conception ot an idea is "the good old days" should think first of The Hague when que... lions of war and pvace are concerned But it is inconceivable that any save a Rip Van Winkle can believe today that The Hague court is a going con cern or capable of being rebuilt into an effective Instrument for media tion. . The Hague court has been proved Incomplete In theory and futile in practice. By Mr. Harding's own ad mission it failed miserably in 1911, By Mr. Hardings' own admission the only hope for making it efficient is 10 put teeth into it and he suggests that perhaps "in the failed League of Nations there can be found ma chinery which the tribunal can use iroperly and advantageousiy." Il Mr. Harding were to give the proposition of world peace serious consideration, it would certainly oc cur to him that a world court, with out sustaining organizations, Is bound to be ridiculous. It would be as sensible to expect a world court alone to maintain peace as to expect our civil courts to enforce order if all the law-making and administra tive branches of government were abolished. A judge, with no legis lature to enact the law, with no pol licenian to enforce the law, with no district attorney to prosecute offend ers, would cut a sorry spectacle, in deed. The failure of past efforts to main tain world peace has been ln the fu tile hope of men that a court could stand alone. The League of Nations represents the first effort to put com pelling power behind the decisions of an international court. In proposing to put nw reliance upon The Hague Mr. Harding shows that he is blinded by too long gazing upon the sunset of yesterdhy. Pitts burg Sun. 1 DON'T WAIT! I 1 UNTIL YOUR A ? I Home Burns! Better Be Safe SSBBBSSSSSBBBBBBBBS Than Sorry .;. C.ill L. T. Farmer and h.ive him '' Moure on rates. 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