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Vohgsae xxxiv Nonber 10.
THX I'l'N'T.V GORDA HERALD, PI NTA GOBI) A, FLORIDA tllfe Jluuta (forta Hrralii AlblUhed Wi i kly - Friday Kntrred at the pnMiitTlOe nt runtii lionin. riorum, i mill tir SSeondaelesS PAUL K. GARRETT Co. Editor Punt.i Qordl Pub l'liui K. uarrett Adrian p, Jordan A. C. Jordan Publlhen President Vlce-Prcs. .. Ser'y-Trena. American Press AaaociaUon, fork, N. Y.. foreign Advertising Kcnrcscntntivc Subscription R.Ues: One year, $2: kix months, II; (linn tnontli 7uc; In advance, Remittances should be mad by check, postal or express money order or roistered letter. Stump, accented for small amounts. In ordering ekengs of address, give old as wi'll as new address. Sub scribers ill si i Inn snbscrlptKui I I s -continued at expiration Should notify office in writing, otherwise it will bo continued until notice to stop Is received. Advertlalng Ratet: Ulsplay. run of paper, matter to te not, ;tfu' per sim. i. column inch, eiu'b Insertion; plate matter, with no type to be net, tic per Inch, Additional charge for preferred positions. Locals, six words tit the line, 10c per line. Classified, le a word, Legal advertising at lilies tlxed by law. Cards of thanks, formal death notices, resolutions. etc.. 7 6 e e a e h . Notices of entertainments, where charges are made, and articles In behalf of money-imik'ng enter prises, at regular ratea. M.ike Remltt.incra p.iy.ibls to Punt.i Gord.i Publishing Company and not to Individuals. Good roads, plenty of hotels and apartment houses and publicity are tho three things Deeded to make the Ml coast the most popular winter playground in the United state-". The attention of Andy Carter, of the Moorv HaTen Times, is respect fully directed by the old man of the Herald (o the fact that Viscount Lascelles wears a moustache, and yet he won the only daughter of the King of England. Andy, the o. m, observes, light one of these days become n widower, which Hod forbid! but. in that event, a mustache might 'come $1 up in ivwy (own where (hey stop pod. We don't know about the ex act number, bill we do know that there were duaella there to every one of (he west coast. The reason is not that (he east coast is more, attractive than (he west, but (he east roast is accessible and the west is! not. The Arcadia Enterprise, in discus linn the situation in which the cattle men find themselves without a mar ket for (heir s(ock and unable (o raise money on it notes "(hat the cattle have increased to such an ex tent that the cattlemen are alarmed over the prospects during the summer! when (he rattle get so numer ous there is not. enough pasturage lor tlu in. and that, as a result, they become weakened allowing dis ease to sweep them off like Hies. J Many of our cattlemen who are worth I thousands of cattle are actually dis-i tressed over the situation, not being I able to realise enough on their wealth j id) meet their Interest charges and I taxes." Too bad! Too bad! And in deed they must be in dire straights when they are unable to raise the few rents they have to pay on every fourth or fifth head of cnttlo they own Perhaps if they hadn't spent so much to prevent the passage of adequate tick eradication legislation and the so-called no-fence Jaw at the last session of the legislature they iniarhl hi' able to pay (heir taxes and interest and would have a market, even if they did not receive very high high prices, for their stock. It's hard on the pooi cattle, which must die ai slow death of starvation and disease instead oi being siaugntereu, out) we shed no tears, for their owners. cent urging of the necessity of an equitable division among the peoFle of the national income. Mr. McKenzie feels this is riot more vital than the use to which the money is put after it is equitably divided. He calls at tention to the fnct that the income tax group of the American people is really a small proportion of the pop ulation, indeed that when it is elim inated there remain about 90,000,000 people with an average income of 1330 a year. Considering the other side of the ledger, the Federal budget for 1922 will amount (o about I4- (100,(1(10,0(1(1 or about $40 per capita. Adding state and other taxes. Mr. McKenzie figures an aggregate per capita (ax of $70 or 1360 for the average American family a little more as a fact than the average in come. These figures offer a striking lesson to the advocates of a sales tax according to the expert. If the rev enue were raised by consumption (axes he says (lie small income tax group would get off with an insignifi cant payment of taxes in proportion to their income, which is their share of the national wealth. The Savings I would esrape taxation entirely. Men of great wealth spend only an insig nificant part of their income on living j expenses. The result would be that : the poor would pay the piper while! thv rich danced to the music. The danger in such a system, if this analy Bis be accurate, lies deeper than the financial mulcting of the poor. Be- bind systems of exploiting lurks the danger of revolt. They are the seeds! of discontent, the rocks on which na-1 tions have been wrecked, as relating to the present business situation. Mr. Babson recently spent some lime in Florida, gaining first hand information as to our resources and our future possibilities. He therefore put himself in a" position to speak with authority. In the Day tona interview he expressed amaze ment"! the general condition of busi ness in Florida, noting the remark able growth of the cities he had visit ed and the general tone of optimism everywhere encountered. Then when he went back to Philadelphia heub- 1 lished a statement over his own sig ' na t u re in 1 he Philadelphia Public Ledger that is well worth reading: "I have traveled these two weeks," Mr. llabson says in his statement, "from Maryland to Florida, and then westward 'through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. "Conditions are surely better in the South Atlantic states than they were a year ago. At that time it was piti ful to see the distress among both the rich and the poor. Kike an epi demic, the business depression when it struck the South showed no favori tism. "Rich and poor, young and old were all together. Virginia, North Carolina and Northern Georgia show more improvement than does the rest of the South. The best cities for sales are Richmond, Virginia; Greens boro and Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston and Columbia, South Car olina; Columbus, Augusta and Atlan ta, Georgia. Each one of them will show much better business in 1922 than in 1921. "Florida is not included in the above list as -with the exception of the northern part there has been no teal depression in Florida. If Flori da were in the western part of the country I should say it will surely be Friday. March loth, 1022 hit by the depression wave some time within the next two ears. But con sidering the fact that the present de pression started in the Fast and that the South has already received its blow, the southern part of Florida may escape this time without being hit. "This, however, doesn't mean Flor ida will always be immune from busi ness depression. Some day then be a real estate collapse in Florida just as there has always been in every state after a period of great prosper ity. . " I am distinctly bullish oa the South. The young man of the North I should advise to go South rather than West. Certainly our South At lantic states offer agriculturally, in dustrially and commercially better opportunities to the young man of to day than does South America." Lakeland Telegram. V ....... in bandy, "Wanted: A teal, honost-to-good-ness leader in congress." Times Union, That's a brief expression, but it reveals a nation-wide condition that is alarming, Most of the men in high positions are not leaders, but followers Of the people They are forever catering to the popular vote, regardless of the interests of the whole country. Witness the action (or rather, lack of action ) of congress on the soldiers' bonus bill. Becaiist of the soldier vote they're all afraid Ai least it se.ems that Lee county Is rnlfis abend with its Dart Of tilt short-route road between Punta Gor- i da and Fort Myers, which is a part of the Tamiami Hail. For a long time after bonds were voted for the work, it seemed that no effort was being made to sell the bonds and on the other hand strong influences were at work to prevent their sale and j prevent the building of the road. ( However, during the past few weeks here seems to have been an awaken- j ing to the importance of the road to i'n Uiuh and l.ee countv. and We I ' - re reliably informed that a majority mi of the commissioners are heartily in favor of going ahead. "There i longer any doubt about it," said of the boosters who w re here nesday ; that roat it just as not to give him the cause of the farmer they're afraid to give lliMli hon. havt them ninds mind dare either bonus, and ho and labor vote it to him and to speak their way if they : no one Wed- YVi are going to BUILD and we are going to build KKn as humanly possible." This statement was made with a posi tivenesa that left no doubt as to the speaker's absolute belief in what he was savin;; and he cave the reasons for hit lations tatemeul i wrong, le work Unless all caleu the rontract will be rithln the next five t h arlotte county, through e ritisens, has repeatedly j elf to meet Lee at Tnless we miss our ci:ess. Char lotte county is going to have a warm primary campaign. So far as we hare been able (o learn, all of the present officials will offer themselves for re election and nearly all of them art1 going to have opposition. Saying nothing about the county com missioners, it looks as if any of the present incumbents will be pretty t the i line with as good a road a- she Willi build. Undoubtedly action has been delayed because of fear that Lee j county would be tardy in keeping her part of the bargain, but things ap-j . i.l.i 1 na count v is fully stx j CLIPPED COMMENT j What Will The Issue Be? We are approaching the end of the tlrst year of the Harding administra tion. Bvfore the end of March we shall have begun a new political cam paign. From March 28, when South Dakota holds its primary, to Novem ber 7. when we shall have a general election, the record of (he Republican party since thv inaugration in 1!'21 will be before the people. As a re sult of the primaries and elections the entire membership of the house ht be changed, and thirty-two members oi the senate, t nances to such extent are improbable, of coursv. But, the possibilities express the im portance of the election, Nobody knows what the great issue of thai election is going to bv. Party leaders may state it to be this or that, but the people will vote upon the is sue as they conceive it. (hey will vote according (o (heir prejudices. The record of (he Republicans in power is so varied that the issue might be up on any phase of it. The issue might hang upon the state of the national prosperity, upon international policy, or upon neither. The Man Who Saves Goes Forward It is a well known fact that it is easier to earn than it is to save but saving is what puis one forward in the ranks of the successful. Open an account with the Fidelity Trust Company. Five Percent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. GORDA. Fidelity tolfour Interests H. K. Preggors, Pres. A. P. Hatch, V.-l'res. S. C. McOilIougta, V.-Pre. J. E. Skipper, t afihier months ahead of new Fquarly up and u.ake good. county is fully Charlotte, and to us to get busy ii mIaii ht.'.t I v rim,!.' xtnnA rwifl rd n Bidering the fact that all "green" and had to face the difficulties and perplexities inn hard to beat, for most of them hare cords, con acre i any dent to the organisation and business of a new county government. However, some of the aspirants (or their offices are mighty good men and it's coing to be "nip and tuck" iu several contest!". COWS Vn CONGRESSMEN If fellers live forever, ami no one had to die. we wouldn't need (o think about a home beyond (he sky. an' tl 11 of fire ii bit f never leave a smell, ed forever, they eouldl an' I have a aneakln' r needn't would n't or if misers 't go to bell, notion, as I "watch 'em multiply, that it aiui no disadvantage fer an onery cuss to die If people lived forever, an' a family gathered in, It WOUld take a forty acre field to hold a feller's kin. an' when n come to feedin' 'em. I haven't any doubt that one Thanksgivtn' din ner would clean a feller out I hope hard-hearted, nor prone to but I think the plan If the Department of Agriculture would only find a more effective way of spreading its information to the farmer its research work would more than warrant the national expendi ture. Unfortunately the department! depends on archaic methods of con tact and so much of the information gathered never reaches the spot it is meant for. For example how many farmers know the results of recent experiments in connection with cows? They have learned after many years what could have been told in a few months, that pure breeds are more profitable than scrub stock. Now it ippeaxs to be clearly demonstrated that Within the breeds are grades the farmer will do well to take into consideration, when he learns the fact. Evidence shows that on thi ace th e large COW ie small one xays hold t' is of more awr- value I does herds I'm not aneakln' rough of heaven an' enough Unci 1 in; hell Jobs pleat) good Charlotte county will no: have to wait tor completion of the lower sec tion of the Tamiaml trail before she begins to receive real benefit from this highway Just as aeon as the MOall cows. SOI medium, and lit large The small cows averaged ;t'.'i pounds of butter fat a year, mak- an income O! 17. as owr me cost feed. The medium sited cows le ?S: pounds nt butter fat and pounds of butter fat and an incoim In excess of feed amounting to 105 It is unlikely, however, that we hall have a return to the debat whieii preceded the election of 1920. and that the Question of whether we shall attempt further to maintain our policy of aloofness or whether we shall enter the Legue of Nations will come up again. In the Washington Conference thv Republican adminis tration has a definite achievement to carry before the people, but it re mains to be seen whether or not the people will be content with half measures. Many people believe that the Republican party went into powvr definitely pledged to lead this country into the league. As George Cordon Battle puts it in the Ney York Times, "In the famous paper of Octo ber 14, 1920, signed by thirty-one leading Republicans. :t was distinctly stated that the United States should enter the League of Nations after making certain modifications." Two Oi the thirty-two Republicans who signed that statement are now in the cabinet, (and one of thvm, Charles Evans Hughes, as secretary of the the Republican party. The Republi can party has made no effort to brine (he United States within the league. Neither, so far as we know has Presi dent Harding attempted to organise j any sort of league or association, though he has asserted his intention of dome so. The fact is. says Mark Sullivan. Washington correspondent of the New York Evening Post, "the nation al Democratic leaders are beginning t -x-:-x--x:-::':-xX"X-xw--':--x- x- I T "A onie Night ) -"XX-tX-KK-X-KXX-XX-: ! i i ht Friday and Saturday, March I Oth and 1 I th; Hawaii" by Vierra's Native Hawaiians. Admission 35c and 75c. in PROGRAM PLAZA THEATER March 1 3th to 1 6th Mi XD x 15c ik March SS Mb -II I S I E Ul an H. C. Super-Special with in I-M,r UlMIVV.- Tl FHAY. Lirvh 14 "HAN I OFF." a Tom Mix Wester picturv. full of "iv 1 V it.l SxV to talk a good df relations asan I is of fort : i seem u he The results of the experiment to run true to form. Whether cows or congressmen, the pure ) and thv good well rounded men invariably spell the best re- road fom Tampa to KVrt Mvcrs. a great d-'l of travel will be turned this wy. fer b that tr.ue the crose- state highway from Wet Palm Beach will have been finished, connecting It COaSl well ;islat;v agric iltut of foreign markets, and that the Quickest way to restore foreign mar kets is to step in wuh our strength and help to Stabilise the world." The publican party has not stepped In. has done something and it may do ve between now and November, t if u has not redeemed its pledgee, Ivar-cut issue will be found Mo e Register. WEDNESDAY, March IS -"LOYE, HONOR ANTi BKHAYK. veil SRBM to laosh and have a gii time, be sure to so a rive-reel M. k vmtru ,mM k this pjctwre. lduUv4tMI t,v the cast With the lafonaed rent lei K1IUM1 till SALES TAX these W' trip la JKVSV. '.''i the wi each par: that there had It : -ndiitK H c MeKeasje, taxation npert for m liureau Federa- U;or Florida lUbsou on Florida sons in winginc tits ae at tne s of the proposed sales tax Ke tag to President Hardlac'a re- newsp; g at length repress tatl unous stati a. prolvsblv the da on Kocer W. ing authori k problems ! I i THURSDAY, March 10 "FACE OF THE WORLD" We are pk lo wikhiuc tvai r tvvr KvkoJ thi pi. ture for jour entertainment. It la ooe'of the mil) grvai picture o re er pH rurv- tfto of Jotxan B.)er' noxel. Admiinn livr and SOc. FRIDAY, Mareh 1 T TIM IF. in which you will ee Mary Mile- Mmter in olav diffetvt frewa a -he h ever made before xnd ooe we are -ure will asanas ou. Aibwi i.hv g atwi t. SATURDAY, Man h 1 8 t O VFUCT." cilia lVnn. frwm the famous Red Bimfc NFrr iomf.IU Adnxissioo. 13 aad 3iV t -tnpnKu Mrosatk of tfce big Northwe-t. -taxrmx ffca Bares . iiu.'.nwtou w hiik -:n.