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io Altos Verdes "Among the HilL and Along the River." Surround d on all id s by highly restricted developments, thi high-cia s ubdivision is still the first and fine t of the River-Hills uburbs. The original purcha er have enjoyed the ati faction of eeing their prop rty increa e in value, and each day prove the wi -dom of their investment. othing can be ubstituted for the natural b uty Rio Altos o richly enjoy splendid opportunity for safe inve tment await those who would t ke advantage of the compar -tively few lot that r main. Jac Sheldun & Co. Sale Phone 2775 gents Tamp Florida Over Knight and Wall at Lafayette and Tampa tre ts


The Rich Beauty. f-T H t: elabora ly planned b aut of lampa's n w 30,0 00 ,000 I land-home d ,, elopmcnt is r f l ee I in th lublik lu u1inn th Da is J land e xec-tiv hNHiqu er one but the grea t artist. will .a, a hand in mou l din a\'i Is l a ds i o the preemin<-nt 8Pot of :1 rica 0. P. Davis Pro):erties, Fla.


2 The Belle Isle BEARCAT "The aristocrat of Powel' Boats" The Hacke D O LPHIN "The all purpose runabout" The "Lively Bee's Wings" Owned by D. P. Davis, of Davis Island Tampa, Florida CONSPICUOUSLY activ in th growth of Florida' finest East Coast resorts, the turdy 8 arcats and Dolphin have now come to play their parts in making the Playground of the ation famous for the aquatic activitie of the Florida We t Coa t. Distributed exclusively through R. Stuart Murray Power Boats and Water Craft Tampa, Florida


_____ __, __ c[[[)c[l 7ne MAGAZINE of FLORIDA ).._ Contents for Vecember, 1924 Fronti pie Through th Palm at Palm Bea h Miami-The Magic City Editorial: o Income or In h ritance Tax for F l orida Aerial Photography--How it I Aiding D elopmcm Follow ThroughA R omance or the Link lt R enew Their Youthful Ambition Ja kie OttA Miami Man1 The lor of the Hone!t Do1lar and the iSt> Cu\ The S ond Coming of the paniard Ju Wah r Johnson A Bit of 01 d p in Tran planted t o Tampa onr ion of an Ex-Rum Runner--. nd Tnstallm nt ity and Community Slogan Running Man Quarts Behind How Mu h Doe i t Co t to Win1er 111 Florid11 Play' the Thing i n unny Florida Th Built the B11ck Countr Firs t T mpa' :fod rn Buildin.,. Er H i-Jack in tb e Game Th Ten Gr at I M n o f Flo rida ont(', I ;\ nnoun ceme nt of Fl o rida u Th Fl rida Hom A D partment Pi e of : <'li n of Humor by b b y H A. 0Ru o by 0 .\V Rov ConE by IRWIN" A. y by JoE Hucn Rr.ESt TEI'IIE 1:'\C LETO:"\ by B. F. BoRCHARDT by FR N K G. HtATO b y CHAIU.E :f. BAYER b y "CAPTAl Me WEE E Y by VAN BEY uw HoR. by J, R. HVCIIE by K Rl H. GRr M n b ER E T E. c RRI 0 by f. H. G L OVER b FR 'Kl.lN 0. AoA r JR by To 1 FREEMA. I{ Til HOI. [ ,IN and RoutRT SUNILAND KaeaaiDe b rull y protted b y ra St-.-eel, Jad<&oavllla, Flcwlda MiAlmi Offi.ce: 215 Hahn Build lac, Floricm), Und A I r 'iclttJ rtun..d Proutd 1ft Sl. PtrtJ!Iw.r! Flc>rl.l4, 1:, 'J1w, 'l"morut I'Tus ApPlleaUo., for "''" as tteT at tha Office at oTida. and fo:r additio St. P'SoTida, pendiD:c e ntry at tlo.e Poat l3 l4 1 5 17 2l 24 28 31 32 34 37 38 40 M 46 48 :-2 54 56 TIT II 68 94 VOLUME I NUMB.ER)


,, 'I ) God made the ,' ituated in the heart of the famous "Ridge Section .. of Florida, at one of the high est elevations in the state. lies the town of Lake Alfred. Scores of lakes of unexcelled beauty nestling among picturesque hills. provide those who seek a home with everything from an ideal climate to a natural setting of unsur passed charm. The opportunity aiso of securing a small grove, or a homes te with producing trees which have been cultivated for years in the most scientific manner as a part of highly successful estates, is an exceptional one indeed. Such is the opportunity offered in ake Alfred today. The broad xperience of the founders of Lake Alfred, the dignity of their plans, and the wholesome restrictions placed upon its future development will forever safeguard those who select it as their future residence.


orJ a ou and we ... wtt make ihe Come to Lake AHred-only by seeing it can you appreciate its many advantages. he low rate of taxat ion, together with our plans for assisting in the financing of homes and essent ial business properties, and our ext ensive operations underway for the building of an ideal city makes Lake Alfred an outstanding development. here are excellent roads in all directions, and its central location makes all other points of interest in Florida conveniently access ible. If motoring, stop at Camp Munson, our automobile tourist camp which our guests te11 us is one of the finest and best equipped i n the entire South. Our school facilities are of the best, with institutions of higher education only a few miles away. Further details will be supplied by addressing Lake Alfred Developmen t Company LAKE ALFRED, FLORIDA


6 VISITMIAMI The World's Greatest Winter Resort "In the Land of Palms and Sunshine" Come anytime, winter and summer, and see for yourself this most tropical section of the U nited States. Enjoy its wonderful palms, its beautiful flowers, mild and equable climate sea breezes surf bathing, and other charms that have made this city the greatest resort in America. Here are 700 miles of smooth highways among orange, grapefruit and avocado groves vegetable farms, beautiful estates, vast Everglades virgin hammocks or along the ocean beach or bay shore Miami is not only a playground, it is a recreation and rest spot supreme. The mild climate, the abundant sunshine, and the balmy sea breezes carry healing-physical and mental. Surf bathing on a wonderful beach every day in the year winter temperature 72 degrees. Name your sport-you'll find it here-golf, dog racing, horse racing, fishing and scores of other fascinating sports. N e w handso m i l l us trat d b ook) t o f M iami an d D ade C o unty n o w r fo r free di trib u t ion. A

MELBOURNE The Midway City We are specializing in city lots and improved property in Melbourne, Florida, constituting, in our judgmont, the cream of choicest selections with the addition of possessing that rich asset of constantly increasing values and intrinsic worth. The W oodroffe Company Melbou r ne, Florida "Where Winter Never Cornea"


L II -!!: 'Reali!Jt -invites your nspection and your closest I vestgation rettyma


0 rides idge ear Lake W ailles Lover of natur will find the b! t of Flori-:lc:l' s beauty in all of it ori ginal attractiveness, at Hesperides. Here the woodman's ax has not marred the virgin pine fore I. Here the parklike hore of parkling lakes are un poilt by buildino.. of lmpl a ing design He perides i new, and ready for development long harmoniou. lines. The owner, with an efficient organiz tion live on the prop erty ready with a helping hand and practical cooperation for the h me builder or developer of income prodncing fSI'ove, vin yard or farm. The lover of outdoor port will here find within easy reach a fine golf course, the Lake Cour.e bein., only few minutes auto driv e away over h rd surfaced roads. The near-by lake afford ample test of the angler' skill. Splendid hunting is found in the surrounding woods and glade There i much to in terest the investor of l a rge or modest means at He You are invited to inve tig te, and be my guest while so u'r office at o pe ialize in rid e lrn t Jar e ancf mall. offer auroctit : e >tVIIue in Lal. e W at r hi ntial and bu int pro pert Our connection throughout Florida enable u 10 fumi II 11 ,,rare-llirle servic to realty int e tor Corre porulence tcith north rn repre invi t ed. Ca h i u on Florida' big det lopm nt rt'ith the right kind nf Florida onn ction You are invited to inve stigate and be our gues t while so doing Wm. Dudley Putnam, Owner H o m e Office Caldwe ll Block, Lake W ales St. Petenburg Office, 102 Street North 9


10 BEAUTIFUL LAKE MARIAN in the Scenic Highlands where it's June in January Let your mind's eye dwell on the things in front of you-it may be fishing, hunttng, bathing, boating, golfing, or other forms of amusement you seek-while others will be interested in cozy homes, surrounded by stately oaks and whispering pines overlooking crystal lakes in a climate where the flowers bloom every day in the A PMp at Lake Marl.., year. Lake Marian can supply these. Mr. Business or Professional Man why not invest in our I 0-or-20 acre orange, grapefruit, avocado or banana groves? You can have them scientifically cared for, fertilized and culti vated by experts until you are ready to come to Florida to live. This will increase your estate and add to your income. Mr. Farmer or Homeseeker Happy Helpere Are you not interested in some of the many opportumttes tn this truly beautiful country? The growing of citrus fruits, bananas, avocado pears and berries can be successfully carried on while you engage in dairying, raising poultry or early market vegetables-with ready markets at high prices-how can you fail? LAKE MARIAN IS IN "IMPERIAL POLK COUNTY, The richest per capita in the l!nited States. We have 400 miles of velvet highways. Fine schools, colleges, churches and public buildings and a year round climate unsurpassed; health and happiness is more assured here. A townsite has been plotted with business section, parks, boulevards, athletic field, and many wide streets and avenues are provided for. This land has never been offered for sale in a retail way. You can buy now at low prices and easy terms. Valuable Land for Raising Gnt>tfrult. pear 'b&nana1 and all of truelc crop c.-n be eelteted from thla tra.: t. Bic prol!.t f rom the dai ry and a rMdY a w ait you. Why not come OUR PROPERTIES WILL MEET YOUR R TITLE IS GUARANTEED. A "Cator"a" NHt LAKE MARIAN GROVES CORPORATION FRANK C HUGHES, D irector of S&Jn Wiatn Haven, Flor>da Waated Help ua aacura the B-I .,. froa to avU.c 70 milea Oil the rou11d pav..t but 45 mllaa Opportunity i a.caiD knocklllC a t your door. Wlll you &Dower her eall T Come to the land of au n ohine a D d now r where health and happi. ntn art a lways uaured. LAke llariA11 Grovea Corpo.ration. W inter BaveD, Florlda: Pl., e folder &ll.d full lnfor matlon Hll&rdlnc your land, rrevu town and lake-frollt Print your Nam

DAYTONA HIGHLANDS Florida's Suburb of Hills l fti:MWP FROM THE SHORES of these lakes into wooded hills and shaded glens, rich in tapestry-like settings of tropical verdure, wind the avenu and boulevard now under eon truc:tion at Daytona Highlands. Homet amid these gloriou surroundings will command viatas of matchless beauty; miles of tropical scenery, dotted with lakes. pa.rks pi yground golf greens and canoe trails are visible from these hillsides. The sunrise and sunset alike belong to the dweller in Daytona Highlands. Whether you aJ"e interested in the West Coast, the East Coast or Central florida you cannot afford to be unaequainted with Daytona Highlands, with the great plan, now under way for over a year, for the completion of this unique scenic and recreational development. Dayton Highlands is situated one block W eat of the City of Daytona, on the EA*t Cout of Florida about one hundred miles South of Jacksonville and less than twelve minute drive from the World's Champion Be ch. the Ormond-Daytona speedway. D YTO A HIGHLANDS COMPANY OWNER THE TRA YLORS OF DAYTONA florid. s.J.. florid& 11


THE 12 AMONG the natural attractions at Sunset Park are a beautiful beach front, a J-\. picturesque stream, tidewater lakes, winding roads and a luxuriant growth of trees and foliage. These things have earned for it the name "Nature's Beauty Spot." Improvements include water, electricity and five-foot concrete sidewalks. Two-inch sheet asphalt roads on six-inch rock base, twenty-four feet wide from curb to curb; well developed beach front banks, parks, bathing beach and club house. Combining its proximity to Gandy Bridge, its natural beauty, the high class de velopment and its strategic location, Sunset Park offers unusual investment oppor tunities. It has been noted that the greatest real estate developments and increases in values lie along main highways to next largest cities. It is significant that the three main routes to Gandy Bridge pass through Sunset Park. There is a charm about Sunset Park that makes you want to live there. Build ing restrictions insure its always being the highest type of residential section. Every improvement is calculated to render a homelike atmosphere that will be permanent and exclusive. Call at our office when in Tampa and let us show you Sunset Park or write for literature or any particulars you may want. 513 TAMPA STREET, TAMPA, FLORIDA PARAMOUNT SUBDIVISION OF TAM Ph




MIAMI -THE MAGIC t ooceo-ta by Arth....-PrTor'a Band ara daily attr.cttona. 2 -Vaat o l toiWlton form a .,.,-t of MliaJDI'Ii-Back C....t..,. ot th.e all!' a.t Cwtt a Fl"" f' .. 14t. Klai.U. +-1'b. e Cav:tewy CMll"'til>IJ M .tl "d .. ml $--A cKSut I ned boulevard aloolf B lauyDot 8ay. $-Royat Pala Hote1, firal touriat hotel b wlt at M I 7--<>rta ol the city' 111 y 'our-.w. &--M I' b t n COOII-""'ler St..-..t ldl4 FiWtt A v a n.lle &--Airplane and motod>oat ra.<.ea a.ra uLd e.ub. J.aauai"J' lo-Mc:Abiater Hotel an ol tiM 'llloder.,. bel.,.l -tM. 1 t-New lkeUIJ.h R ite Tot.JI\plot, a li M type of the protaeDt ),. arc:hlleclura. 14


Tho s. W. Hewlett R. S. Hanford S.C. Singleton No Income or Inheritance Taxes for Florida Florida placed herself squarely in the spotlight of the entire Nation dunng the Novembel' elections when the voters of this State by a four to one majority put the stamp of approval on a corutitutional amendment prohibiting for all time the levying of inheritance or income taxes. This measure received a great deal of support from the press and important interests in Florida previous to the election, and the large majority in favor of the Managing Associate Editor Editor Editor of income and inheritance taxes. Thus by one decisive and drastic tep thi tate steJ?S to the front as the conspicuous lea der i n tax reform in the Urnted States. Whil e the rest of us are yowling about it Florida does i t. "The r u.lts will be far-r aching. Thousands of people dis gusted with the pate.maJism that is robbing of reaul? of their thrift, economy and hard work wi!l. glVe up cat1zenshap of their native states and seek .the protection of a state wise and far-rea ching leadership now sets her apart as the leader of the American commonwealth of tates. Thus of benighted idea that the chief duty of the state 1S to pen.ahze thnf't to support a top heavy government that takes the ean,nng.s of the amendment at the election indiF"'====================jl people to squand r on weard 1deas of uplift, and to maintain shoals of use less sapsuckers on the pubUc J>&Yrolls! Florida will attract great numbers ot the best and most ubstantial people of the nation. cated very forcibly that the people of Florida at large were in favor of continuing indefinitely Florida's policy of not placing taxes upon incomes and inheritances. Florida ha. s already benefited considerably through the passag e of this amendment as a result of the mass of publicity regarding it which has appeared in the press ot the country since its adoption. We ean add little here to what has already been said upon the subject but in answer to numerous requests from readers and because of the impor AMENDMENT TO FLORIDA CONSTITUTIO TO PROHIBIT STATE INCOME A D I HERITA CE TAXES ection II Article I X o ta x upon. m heriUJnces or upon the income of re iden.u or ci-lizem of this UUe shall be levi d by the Stale of Florida, or under its authority, and there shall be exempt from taxation. l,o the head of a: family r esiding in this tate, household goods and personal, e!Jecu to the value of five hundr ed dolwrs." tance and interest that is attached lk===================:!.! "Indeed as one looks at the hopeless trend of affairs in this and

"In the meantime w e wi h to con gratulate Lord and ampbell and the enlightened peopl e of th State of Flori da. With uch men as she has shown that sh e se nds to h e r legi lature and with the gifted orator ol. P r 0. Knight, ove r at Tampa v nting his and pungent sarcas ms on all Nancy Anne r ana advoeat s of Glory HalJ lujah gov rnm nt, Florida will s urviv e ven the fundamental fallaci e s of the Great Commoner. "Also he will attract to h e r sane and hospitabl e e nvirons, not only the wealthy, but the thoughtful people, who are weary of fighting who think th e state 'oughter do something about it'. and who in the name of that beautiful ntiment mak e taxation the han lmaid ( : n of srtand larc ny in )if and legaliz of a dreadfu l disease. She is piling up agricultural w ealth. Infamous drainage canals are reclaiming millions of acres fro m t h e mud. Railroads and automobile road are building to provide for the 16 'The winter playground of a nation'-it is an alluring motto_ Y e t that i only part of F'lorida' mi ion. The butte rflies of th East and the North account for a brilliant portion of thi amazing development; but they are the luminous cres t of the dee p wav e that rolls cease le ly toward Florida. "Citie s are materializing as if some civically minded g e nii w e r at play; beautiful cities; substantial c i t i e w ith an earn t am bition to be well paved and modernly designed, and to show off the natural lovelin ess of amazing tat Broad ar<' bu ilding throughout the state, for it bids fair to be a popu lation on whee l de oted to motoring with the proper encouragement. Great busi ness !irryts are the fie l d for ry P':lrpo e _of dev e lop m nt and mve tment, wtth a fin e howmg of m dustral aim. Astute business men have seen the field for the so wing of mon e y in w e ll-judge d l oan and t he re ult i th s wift e s t and ( Contlnu d on pag 92


Aerial Photography HOW IT IS AIDING THE D E VELOPMENT o f FLORI DA By H. A. BR Ph tOl(ra a !!IU, by A >rial S u Tve)"ll, Tnc-., Yorlc h s lr dy be n used by numb r of Flor ida concern a a new and valuabl method of attracting att.cntiont the vertical view ha not a y t een u eo on a luge cale in this tat Camna.,..n A 0 Ruanll of th. Falrchl! d Surveyo, nd the "uri I ey ready to take oblique photopapha at b of S.OOO IMt. The diff rene between the v rtieal nd th oblique aerial view i that the vertical is t ken with th cam r pointed directly down toward the earth' urfa e and u u ally in serie or overlapping. The obliqu view, ho ever, i u ually a ingle expo ure made with the camera pointed at an angle toward the hori zon O.'E cold wint r' day a the York Expre. was pulling out of th outh tation in Bo ton, two men m t for the fir t tim in ten years. The meeting took place in the Club Car. The fir t man was a typical N w England r and th econd emed to b a n1an !ron1 the bro d open pa e judging from th healthy tan on hi$ face. "Well, Jack, where are you livlng no ?" r marked he of the New England city Th cond man admitted that h e had been living in Florida for the pa. t eight yea "I k now what I can expect," Mr 1 England. "For the balan of the trip to w York I uppo e I Ml going to hear nothing but the wondrou beauty o! l''lor id You Southerner certainly c n paillt erbal pictul' of th country you live in." Hi fri nd laugh ed and id: "Tb e ar modern time old man, and I can do more than talk about Florida." H promptly took large I ather bri f ca and extrllcted everal dozen photograph r 1ounted on cloth. They wer not ordin ry photograph howe\er. They had b n taken from an a<>roplane and vi ualized in a way th t no ground photograph could do the beautie. of various Florid e tate tl"ang a it may s em, the F:ng land r cam o engro d in the ubject o! Florida and it po ibilitie a een through the ae ial y that neithe h n r hi fri nd bother d to go in to lun h. Tbi little incident really did t.ake pile and the upshot of the whole affair s th t w England lo t a thoroughly ood re i dent. The photographs m ntioned were the per' ctive type of aerial photographs. We ure all more or le familiar with the e ial from having een th m in th Rotogravu r ction of the city newsp p r!.'. r mor important typ o! aerial pho tography called the ''vertical" view ha p oven in :llua le to ngin ring u tiv s surveyors, city planner nd forth. bile the or oblique type Th v rtical photographs are mor r !err d to a map View The r a n !or this i that by matching them tog ther an e. act pictur plan can be obtained h wing larg' ections of ar of th e rth',; fac Wben thi matching or compilation work i completed and i eontroll d by a small mount ot ground ur eying th e S lllting picture i called a photographic m p. There are hundreds of u e for these mapa. Th<'y e l'!abl the nginee r of hy drauli to locate potential power ite., and develop power. Th<' Fore try Department can l'"ead th maps and l ocate fire and pportion ranger patr ol. Tb for ter an reeogni:te d nuded ar a wh re acre!> o( stump cry for re-fore tation. Our t te High a. D can intelligently plan th ir main arte ri From the map the Agricultural Department are ablf' to note the rercentJ\g o f land und r cultrv Palm S..ach, Sodty'a W "nter playpound, with 4ke Worth S n the back,ro,nd 17


t ... dearut ur!.l photo&r ph ever m d of the city o Miami. he detal of the cliat t in t11la halltone Ia remarkable. tion, can mark the a te 1 nds for recl:ima tion, and plan for maltimut' agrlcultural effiel n y to th ntir 'tate. Th olution of water supply probl e ms ea also be olved by the un rring location of future re er voi Town s or cities in Florirl a can derive great b nefit f:roln an a rial map, ach city fitting it to its Th Department ot School is able to locate chools to serve the ever-ehanging population. The D part. m nt of treets and Highways r adily olve its t ffl probl ms. Jt an r adil:y see at a glance the nece.ity of wid ning the main arteries of trav I, determine logi cal methods of p rking c r Locat advan tageous site;; for n e w treet and can tell ithout visiting the location wh ther or not th property valu e make tbi The Board of Assesors can show beyond argum nt the facto ot improv m nt which have iner ased the vatu of a n' p roperty. The City P lannin g Board can do their work rapidly and intellignctly becau e all the factors bearing upon th ir probl m are regi tered photographically and to ca]e, covering the entire city. Th Police, Fir Water ann w r Depar m n find the map of value in th ei r respective studie Our City Enginee can u e th m to e xplain their pro j ets and thu nv a lo t of field work. In a map made from the a i r a tr shows a s a tre a curb tone a a curbtone a church aS a c hurch. Ga e lectric, and telephone compa nie find the e mapg of gr nt value in so lving their problems on dis tribution. In the Ea t and Middlewest the rractieal application o aerial urveying is wide spr ad. Hydraulic com panies are having their watenbeds mapped by th i s method. Nearly all o f the large light and power companie have had tbeir tr8n mi ion line area mapped from the ir. Conge ted area in lhe E t mad up of multiple city group, are 18 to be mapped !or regiona l p lanning. Tl:r e E 'tem tate have taken preliminary steps to secu re aeri al tat maps. Th d v lopm nt of a erial photography during th J >al't five y a ha b en very rapid. It may t you to know th t the man responsible in a great mea ure for this dev elopment is still under thirty. hern an M. Fairchild, who might w 11 be call e d the founder of thi new indu try, is Presi d ent of the Aerial Camera Corpora tion which b ars hi name. Thi company dat back to 191 La t ye r th y did a p;ro busine of more than 600 ,00:>.00. They u e eight aeropl an each with a pilot and photographer, and in the pl nt at ew York wh ere the maps ar put together over a hundred people are employed, includi"g the and draitsme n who bring tb map s down to cale. Mr. a i rchild i al o the inv entor oC the Fa i rchild "b tw enthe-1 n erial camera, which is not only the offic i al camer of tb U. Army and but is also u ed by the Canadian nd Brazilian Governm nts. An office has b n recentl y open e d in St. Petersburg Fla. by thi ompany. and in additi on to th ir ma i n offi e in :\ew York, they have branch offic s in Boston, l ass. hicllgo. Tll., Dalla T exa Cleveland, Obio, nd Wa hington, 0. B e h i nd the growth of tbis company has been the d termination of a young pi'Oneer to maintain the lead in thi new His efforts have b en cort i tently re warded with notable re ults. For example, he m d possible the gr at photogr p hic mapping project wh r b y th City of New York, including all five boroughs--Man hattan, Bronx, Queen R i chmond and Brooklyn-a territory of a pproximately 625 miles, has been mapp d Som idea ot the :ize of this tagjc may be gain d from th fact that ov r 2,000 r \egative were se cun-d corr cted and a mbled into th tin i h d map, which is about 30 feet long and 27 { t w ide. hpping New York was pow rful proof that the faith and vision of young Fairc h ild for the adaptation of the a rial cam ra to commercial and oth r p o.c -tim wer soundly ba ed. Through thi ne invention and new in du try, th marv I s and beauti es of Florida cnn l>e told to the whole world in a mann r such a never has bl'en done before. Charle ?tl. Eme on. e w England man. ag r for this photographi c company, vi. ual ized very clearly in a rec nt tat.ement ju t how thi photographi work i d n It is a r al mans ize job as w i ll be r e a dil y een h n you r ad what h y!'.. pedal are necc !18ry for aerial map making. The y mu t hav a cruisin$' capacity of si x 0"' ven hour and a ceiling of at lea t.l6.000 ith climbing ability to r a c h thi. ceiling w ith full load i n ide of an hour. Planes should be nblP to land on and take off from smnll field a d y t d vetop a countr:v speed oC ar lea!lt 110 miles p hou r. "Thecam rai. mount C'd n the fv.,elage or body of the plane with the l n down throogh a h o l in tht> Tbe elevation at w ich the plane mu :t


Pal,.. 8each wllh tha ()<.ean on the .. ia:bt llld Wwtb at tha lft. (At aht) The !.amoua Daytofta-Orauuwl B..a,eb wher racln1: will be revived thia a s-c C :ty app., ,,. the fo eaJoch and a ten, of 20-i c h tocal length i3 to be use d, p licatton of the two factors ( 00 by 20) the altitude in feet which the p1ane mu t 'l'he job Is Aown from one of the St.a.te.s Geod tie u rvey lte ts whi c h shows the are a to be and also denotes the guide or ft:ght l i ne. The pllot. fll a long the guide lin-e bac k and (orth torming until th r quired r a bas b een covered. "The photographic film cov e re.d by each expo. ur 7 1,2. by 9 inches the larger forming the width oJ aeb How ever. the n t cjfecti e area o cnl:! ex-po; ur one-fifth o( t.he area. This is<>ie of the o-ealled oYer la p. Accordingly the photogf'apher the co:nseeuti 4.l expo UN S() fhat th y Lap e eb otb r Jjkc'4.l$ by about 60 per cent and the pilot plots hi.$ ftight 0 that. the overlap each othe by about. 50 per ee11tr "Then each ob jut on tb is pb .otograpbe d r-ve tjme.$, Th ov e r ap i t ]X)Ssi ble tG use only the ent. r portion of ea:ch fhotograph, 1\'hich a l on e I s a trne v ertica projection. D tSC'aooiqg he edg s of the photographs I n making tb .map al o avo ids a e rteln amount of djsp1acen ent of elevated gro1md ohjeets due to ooni:cal projedio:n caw eel by th.e divel'ging ten nys. O'i' rlaJ>. }ow e e'o1er, aHows steno copie study of the ter whi h a < ld th t h i rd d [mension or p rspect!\ e to any portion o{ t he g ro tnd cover I "'i\''th the completion of the photogral)Jly the r work i don. e The films aftc:r de.v 'loJ >I'rle t go to th. e F.ngineering :and Mappil)Jt D(lpart ment. p rhn.p yoll may b e a tounded to know that aerial map:;; photo graphed !rom uch alti ... tude a 16 ,000 and 20, 000 e t. Onl y a ll.ort t ill o ago n itt.t what tl1 > to oil' et t.bis condition a little OWl. ''The mos aic or aeri I pbotog r p h i c map is sembled by fir t plo ing th controt of existing 'Urv d ta. up '' a itab1 boat'd and th.en upon this on tr l up(lrimposing se I e t e d port i on o ( the aeria.l ph.otorcl'aphs afte r th y h ve been c:orr .cte d to h n"'a. tN n ap i th.en grapb i n a rg e se t ion s wh j ch re ust.d i r making any de ; red n rnb e r 01 opie$ Fof stvdy of a n y par t icular rea, enl f'geme are found to b grent ad Any individ11al negative at say 800 feet to one inch can b enlarged to 20"0 f eet t o one i n b w itllo t iab l l o of defini t ion a few words abo\lt tb co s t o r ru n ning an aerial photographic busine h requi e mor Ulan a comm (lrcial p lane a arneta, a pi lot and photograph r An a erial mnp is l\lol' th n n ssen bled "," an en ern ble of S1111pMiot It il'l tbe refin e d prodl< t 9 t h e h i gh t grade of c ngin r ; ug .serv i ce a1td has back of i t thou.and s o f Rpent in th traini g of expert techl\ t cian s i n fly i ng1 photog..-aph l'ld e ng in e :irl g vlu.s thou an0,000 for' tl"ai ing o f and you hav an idea o! the prh)l8l' eo t. X'ow, allow 25 per cent for depre ciati on, then for damage a nd l oss in or-anc(l adtl 25 more, fire insuranc e & c ent nt o r e a n d fo r r-ep ir add a llnnl 20 p r cent. Sucb a J;tagg-er ing array o f c o sts surely looks diseoura g ing to any on h.o posse es am b i t ion, p lane and My ol d kine t rted on the ))l'O'i' s ho tring. "I have r nentione.1i training of pe r onnel. Po ibl m ny people think that any man. who cal'l fly n e ro p l 'ane will ma-. a gO! 1> otographi c pilo t T s I s no t o, Out of one hundred trained pilots only four or five c a n become expert photognp h ic pilot& 1-:ve.n i n ordinal'}' flyi ng a J >ilot has to read and ch e ck con antly h i s i nst1:"m

Waterlr-t ol Miami talcert from altlcd., o f !100 feet. T h o t the b..-ilcl J In th<' l)IN continually to maintain altitud s. tie mu t guard again t rocking, -pttchin:g and 'bumJ>ing.' In addition to this he has to his marked map and thel1 e..-a e bl neck oYel' the side o! the od:pit and with hi.$ angle of vision re.:strict.ed to about. 20 de-. gree.s tbe verti 1, follow aeeuratell an imaginary line drawn upon the earth s surfac far bel ow. And to add to ni troubl es he fri'.quently finds a stro ng cross wind tending to drift him from hJ tine of fligbt He no e h j plane into this wind, the proper compensation for drift and crawl s along the tli ht Une 'th Ms plane IX)i n t in,g I n an e nt r dift'er nt diTh is is call d r8bbing.' It is (-a )' to wh;y, if you hav e e ve r obse r ed a crab's travel. "In tbe other eooekptt the ph<>:tographer .s a very bu:y man. His eamern an. safety slide is drav.on the camera and the roll of film is atta. ched. It II! just l i ke tbe ti lm u&ed in an ordinary 0ground camera ira having light-sate paper to ma\c It da..ylight loading. We start Uw e-ameT!I. and get. Uw fllm into exposur e positjon. Mean-wlrile the is eJimbing as we ean see b)' tb altimeter and soon we reach the NQuil'ed 1!,00()--foot altitude. What a wonderful view! Some of Flor da 's most beautiful eomt .ry! And tMn w are ov-e:r the fir-st strtp we ar'e to photograph To get our map );>ict-ure right we bav t.o te:rm i ne our mterval, that is tb numbt r of seconds we w ll nqui.l'(!, between exposures. A timing dial HI then s t for proper interval and a the plane fii s th exposure off in just the number re-quired. e have arrang d special s i gn al between the pilot and ourselves and as tb:C! t\r t $'trip eomes be-neath u a pok I n the ba .ck !rom the pilot t e lls us "we are ready to .shoot." Th work b

FOLLOW THROUGH WHEN G orge Fawcett organized a corporation and constructed a twohundred-thou and-d blooded $ing J e ma_ n OOcOmeS CUl'IOU 800Ut. To put it mildly, Ji.'nid Ro Jyn noc hard on the eyes She was of medium height and superlative figure; her skln was a rieh pinkly-white toned by a coat of healthy H e r hatcl ey s had a habi' ot str-aight at one--and of course, abe didn't play golf. So tt curi0$ity aUract.ed them to ea:eb other, and gra:dually eur o .s:ity into a genuine personal interest, Chapman fou11d himself won:derirrg what 30rt of girl she was Enid. d i scovered. that the irotl_ge ot too goO Thesogg stion of a smile !l.asJa-ed aougis:bly about h.e:r Hill'!. "I want to learn something about the game.'' "I see! But why llav n't you eomrn.tnd our lesson ? Slte lowered! her voic e "1'11 tell you. I that the prae ti c.-what tOll'l e go lfer who would be wiUing to te-ach 21


me-to take me to some secluded spot on tbe link om e place where no on could see how stupid I shall be." He glanced at her out of the comers ot his eyes. Pretty girl1 sec luded spot--say, aome chap was gotog to oo dog..gon"C I luc!(r I The v cry thought of taking this particular young lady out daily where pry Ing yes coulound book for tb 8COres of her first four hundred games. The day had been a profitable one for r. fcTa ish, and he chuckl d as he watched the couple di.s.appettr around th clubhouse and aero the roal! to the hotel. While the professional was tanding th'Cre, Gerald H.r<:twick and bl wife came in from the eighte nth ttteen and followed the of Mr. McTavish. Then they, too, chuckled. "Be!rinnPr. eh, Dougal?" Aye! Worse than tbat, s i r, Mr Hard-22 Claa,PIIUUI ollaeovered that Ia order to bow &nkl (he 1ntertodc. :!lc arlp lt w nneo-..ry to hold h.r balool wick. Ye can tell their knowledge of the royal game from the clubs they have bouht. Tis funny, ian't it, Mr. Hardwickl that the poorer. the player the shinier ana mor numerou the ''Right you ar Dougall The more we play, the more we tearn to di t all clubs.'' But Gerald Hardwick, one-time club champion, wa J'lght. Such an a ortment of club stamped carrier as the rankest sort of a And as they rounded the corner of th hotel, and then ero ed the veranda and passed through the lobby, they and their ba.ggage were the targert for a battery of overt grin aod i1l<:onc aled chuckles. Carter Chapman delivered hi freight to a bell-bop. Then b untered b.ack across the veranda and around the comer of the hotel, accelerated his p.ace, and minutes hov to in the /olf-shop, \yhere Do\lgal MeTa i h gre te him with pi ious warmth. "Mr. McTavish," tarted Ch pman, "if I tell you in confldenc will you let it remain a confidence?" At that particular ntoment Mr. McTav)8b would almost have lai d down bi life for the fr! e d of the young la:dy who had bought hi im ibly el(J>ensive clubs. He promised. "Very well!'' Chapman low red his voice. "I'm to teach that young lad) bow to play golf." Mr. McTayjsh was not given to permit linJl a play of expr ion, but th i s was too mueb. That th man who tood back and aJlowed Enid to buy those clubs was going to teach golf-"Excuse that smile, sir; but something must have tickl d me." "Mmm! I fancy so. Now the first tiring l want to know, McTavish, is this-.ju t wbat ia the verbal .formula you employ i givlng a la!iy her first golf le on?" Dougal McTavish pulled his vi itor Into a corner and accepted one of his ciga Their voices dropped eonfidenti!Nly. Fifty minutes later Carter Chapman agai n emerg d from the lair of Dougal McTavish. Aga i n h carried a mammoth leather bag; and again those who saw f,'l'inned broadly and d risively at 11ight of tlle new, h1ny. gleamy clubs wbj :b al"e the sign-manua l of tb. e raw recruit. Chapman had also become victim to a t ot new dub$. Th had been epochal for Dougal Mc'l'avi s h m The following morning, t nine o'clock a husky caddy staggered valiant1y do n the cours with a nice-looking yonng coupl trallin g slowly in his wake. Chapman had taken the boy into hi eonfid nc and. un .der promis of a sizable tip, tll.e lad had rev aled a t and fairwa7 beyond the pant. bunker whicll makes tb fo IT teenth hole at Sunrise Valley a del'gbt for the expert and a devil's trap for the poo.r duffer with an inclrnation to Rook bia brassy Time Wt\!1. wb n th<' "(tnth tee had


ne tied on the far: id' e of th bu nk r, and tb old fairw y t. t.cbed Otlt tow rd what "''as no w the si t.eenth green. The mam moth mound of earth conceal d the old tee from every one on Ute cou sav at th stvet)t.eenth Both in. structor and pupil ere delighted ith tile privacy of the :pot. Chapnan sel ct.ed a club from ,.n id's b g, h nd d it to he.r, and xp l ined mercul ou ly th .at it was a driver, and why. Then he seleeted a similar implement from his own collec t i on, and placed bim lf opposite the gl l. 1'h fir t r:ul in gol!," he r tUed unctuou l y "i to keep your eye on the ball. No matt r wllat you do, keep :your eye o n the ball." h looked around. "But there isn't any ball." ''W won't use an fo't the next f w m i nutes. In practi t.h s wing, I want 'OU to k p vo ye on t h spot when tb. ball wou k[ b if there were a ball." "But how do I kno 1 the b 11 sh o uld be." "Hm !" Ch pl'llan h i cd ,a moment, th n tore a bit of pa r fro1n an eJ elope i n hl poe et. This he placed on the gro nd. Hight th r !'' he announced triumphantly. "Ob !" She "Now I gnrler ta d. That's what you call a Cec, Y cs.-no, that not a Ttl t sents wh r th ball would be if there were a t e nd th b 11 was on it. b that per-f e ctly clear?" "l-1 -uppose SO." that h:we I<> rn d. o k p our eyo on th baU, th t t.hl.n is the grip. l t i vi lly that the club should be g ipp d cor ctly. T ike the club in your 1 ft hand.'' 1 e did so. "That's right he comm nded; then his face cloud d. Q-0. lt's not exactly ri(;'ht. Yo 're h.oldlng the head of the club up id down." "Oh! And that' wron$'!" uall)-...:y lt's ea 1er to hit the ball wh-en th club i n't upid down. ::-ne reversed the club and I t it. h I r on the tul"f. ''Wh t next, Mr. Chapman?" "Now put your: right hand on th dub -no, not that way; b r ing it. up closer to tl1c I ft. h nd. ow let the little finger of t.ll .right hand be interlocked ee n th.e ti t and seeond fingers ot th I tt handH e re, I t m how ou." Carte CJ1apm n diseov d in order to sho w J:;niu til int rlocking gril;l it was n ee ry to hold her hahnds. Th1s phase of the lesson therefore con sumed a g ood deal of time du 'ng hich the caddy V.T atehed with covert amusement. B u t e v n t he thing mu-st e nd, and eventually Chapman that h t grip w correct. H n xt. in ructed ber a s to stance, and 611ally delved into the myl>tery of the swing. Some how, she didn't seern very re ceptive to his instructions. Eith r b didn't hAv th knack ot clarity, or l e sbe was particuJrly dense in understandi ng. And then, wh e n mastered on e idea, she promptly forgot anot her It he swung she lifted h r head if she kept her h e a d down, she chopi)OO at the place heN the ball wouhJ have been it i t 'been tl't l"C. lf b ehaoced upon a pretty back w i n g and manag e d als o to k e p her eye on tlie ball abe invariably dropped her right h ouldet" and sent. a targ pained divot flying through th air. Finally he broke t he s a l o( a box of new ball!!, seeured a pinch of sand from th e t ee -box, and placed the til' t of hi white atop it. "No'\T here .s where you hit your fin>1: rolfball," he proclaimed. He was wrong. She didn t hit til ball. She didn't e"en come clo s to it; and there wu more than the s.ugg stion of a smile on heT Lips as sh teppcd back and shook her h ad hope i I You ho w m how,' he ugge t d. He vetoed that propo i.t.ion promptly. ''I gue I'd better not, M1ss Eni L My rheumatism-" 'Bot you've b en ngi.n th club all right?" "Yes-but hittinf a ball is different from t.h c,lu'b! Yes(' she agreed, ul'ro bginoiog to su!!peet that.'' Several more t imes he tl1at h houl( l how hel' the actual hitting ot the ball, a.nd aeh tim h ret d w itt. po tivene wb ch brovk d no a.rgym nt. But. reluctant a he wa;;; to exhibit his own golf e s, b or ked hard wiUI her. Til results were to boa t of. Once in a while she sent a ball skidding crazily into the Nllgh on th e rigllt, or bounding into th h II ow ct k w hicl't g1 8'1"(1 d th eft ol. the fa.irv. y Wh n h 11 pp n d to nect With the ball o that her d irection was good, Sloe to'{)ped i t and sa [ t hop eakly tw nty yar({ i n front of t h tee; or c l hit md r and n t it bigh i n the air but sans diBt,ance-. And then, bo hours and ten minute afte r arriving at the tee, e i re:umstanee s con piNd in her fa\'or. Throu gh on1e miracl e h r back l'wl n g wa perfect, h r d ovms trokl arted low!) and t he n pick ed up with a snap, she k ept he r eye on the ball, and she follow ed thr ou gh. Til ere wa (ain.t click as club-head and b a ll co n nected, and the little<: shot a hundred an.' .cart r wa. wi e c;n to top the l e son r ight ther H e r ea l i z ed t h at. for the n ext twenty-four houn. she wou l d forget heT t ho.ucand i mp o&:ibl attempt arul r e men b e r th one lucky driv e i golf. Th y NH the ca dd y on 9heoa.ntil'lll<'d oo page 62) 23


It RENEWS Their Youthful AMBITIONS Why ationally Famous Men of Wealch are Attra ted to the Ridge Section of Polk Count B l R WI A. YAR THA1' many m e n of men nationally (amou:;-arc I> l ng attracted to th nidge S ction of Polk County is an undi. put. c d fact. 1 have e n ask e d the q u e tion by SU. ILA l>. "How i tb Ridge dion ami these men?'' :My acquaintanc w itb the-Ridg() 'l Cti..ll dat back to a t irne b efore the rick.,t v freight trai n complainingl y ..;-hri c k ed .u1; banged it tortuous wa> dowJJ th ltidge, dod,.ing lake and anti finally cominJ:: to an abrupt stop at t h old fnlancl 1 m e nt of Frostproof. Tlti wa. war buck rom fourt n year riou s l y, a long t i m e a t i mP. mea sur<>cl in the achif' v ements of t h i s rapidly d eveloping ctio; and long bdorJ the Bolu;, Gunth r Montgom rys Major Cadwnlad r Pierces, Star1 etts W m e r,, H ck s c hel'$, rock rs, Chapin:>, Pillins:-><, H mp.hi ll.:, Hu!Jcr4", Bed ford, Jennings, Have m ( yer ha ... Bushe., Curtis', Doug l a s ', W c$tinghouS(':<, anJ other now prom i n ntly identi fied with the IMge Snderin,;:: an b eing allottJ a again, th y beat a retreat down to an irlaccc-.:_ ible part of the 1-:wrgladt s. Her a pitiful remnant of th<' tribe h; to !)( founc l tQt.lara pe.oplc-ilHLc d w ithout a country. lor the > ha \ '<.: accepte d no t cnitory frn1111 and worn no allegiance to th whicl1, in earlier days, dealt w i t 1 the m so harshl)' and t icallr. Th s Indians kn e w th Country. and along about that t i m<: cam a f e w o( Und4'! Sam':; c mi cl i r lr ctaclc d gov rnnwnt Janel clerk mad o fw c11tri in an imP<> ingbook, and the Ridg e ountry l<'ft to the few nomadic hunt r who occa lonalh c ro-.<. cralsed the Httl e corne l' of the worhl adopt d by t h m, whil e waitinf: for th lrwt o A one ol ta.e '""'' ,.;....,..,. i n the R ide and h a maJniflcent lit H .orhla...t P ric, nn.-W'ate worl d it.; If to catch up! Thi s I ik the of a Who':; Who", or ''What's \Vhat", but J t a a foundation on w hich to b u i ld th an!'W<'l' to t -he que. t ion of why c rtain m n of wealth and natiromi n ne e are b ing "ttract d to the Hi.llgc S t tion of Polk Fmthe r 'han t h is, I t wid not !,'0. ln t h b<'ginning o! on the H1' writ r amused h i m elf by ;,1'l,emblinl', I tr ing t o k e p ;; e m b l cl, a band of clus k y ('1\(>gambian wh i l the y d id th preliminary work of trai l m antl e r d aim l e ly h: r nd therf', going nowhe r -in parti:cular, and lrer-vc.d mainly a aggra ating r mindcr:> that elsewlter in tht. wor.l d ther w r uch as real road Th n camf' a few "H nr); ." and t h rut, d e epen c l ancl w llen<>d, and began to take u to defi n i' pine By strawing s t ret.che of these clee ply rutte d sand trails with pi n needl w had, h r and theN:, bits of "boulevard", d lightful relief from th<> hl'art and axle-breaking sand.ruts. But thee :itlraw-p ,av d llighwayc< w(>r eth at the t f'r<:ttut>ntl)' on 1lro\ e som whc r o oye r yoode r on a w 11-cushioned ro:ad and $hortl y returned on n\( :reh blackenec.l sand-someone bad card 1lroppcd a lighted match or cigarette stub on our pa\'ement and burned it up. It was one of thcs straw boule vards thnt brouszht "hiJJl" down to our larj.\'e t


clearing ope r "Hi nt'', i t la t r d e d ope d ,,.as Mr. August Heck ch e r, a r al captain of inuu:rtain i t wou ld not. hav inte r c ted h m. A s it WRS, its great and a l mo t unrok n tr of p i n y wood i lack of rottd -and a c l quat tra1 1 sportation fa c ili t ies provecl a challc11 ge to hi is.ion and hi I)()Ck ctl>ook. Brie fly, he acquit" d h ero omc tl1ousanl$ of an ()( lanll, in t.h upbuilding of t he Ridgw S ection of Polk County. Mr. Hc:ck ch r unerring!. saw in t he Hillg ountry gr a t potc11tial w ealth. H e .share d the rel!ponsibility and unc rtainty whleh were ours durjng t>arli e r y ears and, while he now shares i n the material pros p crity which has come to the Ridge, it i on!) fa: r to say that. Mr. lkck chcr has been far more intere,.ted in the "game" of dev loping the than i n any po$.Sibl e JH"Ofits that might come to him thtough hi operations h e r e The n I have i n m ind Mr. E. T B dforcl, Presiden t of th e Corn Company, ami a form r Vic e Presidcnt o{ Standard Oil. An acquainta nc e w ith Mr. Bedford, and a knowledge o! h is b eauti ful bor n e l"ound at Mountai n Lake, would largel y a n swer the. que ton as to why this-estim able gentleman loei\t I on the Ridg Bedford, who already hac! dev e loped a s how pl:1c i'n onn e cHcut, asp r I to grow tropical things i:n Florl da. 'l'he rolling hill's of the Ridge, made by l aic<-. d immunity from k illing fro'ts, so it was h r on the .Hidgo that another man of larg means, an I of very larg affairs-and a11 in born lov for flowel", became interc d. In like ma11n c r waN .Mr. onrnd Hubert a t tracted. Hi wond rf rl grounds contain thousands of 'J)ecimen of a nd s e m \-tropical tree shrubs, a n d flo w rs. and vine s H e r e i1a b n gatlier cl tog tlH J r t)Ot only practi eahy all o f the plan t l ifl indigenous to South l<'lorida, but the. far troJ>ic o f th world hav b e n drawn UJ JOll fot ra r and be a uti Cui flo w e r and tr e p(!ci rn ns. I nominate Mr. Hub rt's colle.ction a probabl y being withou t a 1::wcr in f'iori< l a. }[r. A lfred J. MaJOr, for m t pr :idc n t of that pow erful or potation, T he AmcrlcnY' Bl"idg Com pany. a11othsr bi,:r of l a r g al a1r w a later acquisi t ion to the Ridg Hi s h1rg-c hold i ng:; ol' g rov r propcrty on tht: Uic lg4: w c r acquired of his i n t e rest ami b lief i n eitru fruit a n and profitab l bus in l'$. Mr. Major brings to any project in whic h h e IH!comclS iMtcrest. d foresight an l vi io11, al!tl a optimi sr.-. that 1110\" mountain The n too he t be very happy factolt., wi1i'eh I t ha dt>velopetl t o an art, of I tting s om one k e do his wor and worrying for him. example--A r ar o t so Mr. Majol . tail -and, o h y I want a cuckoo clock And that wa all. W e had read that the naturalist coul c l take a a g11ide one s mall bone o f sonw unknown pr h i t.or i c b a : t or r ptile and from it. construct the complete skeleton. This looked easy, with )f Major' s orde r to build around a cuc koo clock a completely furni house. But tho wa accepted, an'l Mr. Major bad anothe r scalp to h i s alr a ely collection and I have no doubt it j ,-canful'ly rub!)(,r-. tampcocl "L( t t il" Edw4r d Bok. J>ltbl hotr and phi .. nthropiot, t.u w h>ttl' hom e a.t Mount&:in J..ake. and n the IO<>ki n a acrou thi" lake I& aeen Iron the hi,rhC!at point i.,. FtoTi d on 'the lopmo t po:nt of w hicb. M.r. Bok I a clevelo1> inl pa:rk "'d biYd oth(r fdlo w do the. wotk ancl worrying.'' And finally came Hog e r W. Babs on, probabl y the world' tati ticia n, who :said to the wnter a few ago, "Next to my faml y, I love Florida more than anything in the world.'' 1 know no man of finer sentime11t to wat d h i fellov;rmall-<>f greater lov for the bea uties of naturc-<>r on hav i n g r r e ne e for the p ower ack o ( nature's handiwork-yet, he Wa.'l odg1nally attracted t.o l<'lorida, and the Ridge Country through lhe cold m edium o! fi.gur Stripped of all sentiment, t hese tigurc:s w he n ground through tb hoppers o f Mr. B ab. on's great s.tatistical organizat ion, told, without eration or prejudice, the present commercial $tatus of Flori\l a, ancl, to Mr. Bab. son's keenly analyHcal m i nd these figures l ik ewi s e foretold Florida's comn c rcial future. The s e figures and d e Mr Bab.son ha sha r e d with the worl I from tim e to t i me; and from the platform he has i n spired with t ile b elie f tllat, comm erci ally Florida but l!ven now b eginning to com into it-s own H i s e l e ction of a point about on t he Hidg lat e r r-named Bab on Park -for the tabli hmcnt of Ms southern statistical office, speaks for itself as to Mr. Dab on' p ers onal preferences wh e n it cam e to t h l ecti on of a h .om and business site in 1-' lori d a. In addition to the g e n erou. acreage held at Babson Park, Mr. Babson has acquired several thousand acres of land a d i stance t.o the cast. This acquisi t i on w e are to1d carries w it.h it som ambi tiou and \ C r y interesting plans. In cluded in the latter h found i n I believe it t s Mr. Bab to >:han the bca.uti e of thi s 2:)


entrancing spot with his fri nd, the world, and I feel sure a paved hlfdlway will, b fore a gT t whi e permit frie nd world to eall and see iL W e of the Rid Country may fairly claim Mr. Bab on a ou r o n wh n it com to a question of hi re d nc nd bu inc but, aCt r II, you may be ure h belong to F1orid 11 ot it. Jr. B b n is altog ther too big a man to b held ith i n the eonfine o! o eom ratively m U n ar ttl Ridge fr. Bote for all time. How th Ridf came to attract Mr Ho urel told 1 n the f r oing b 1 f and un domed concern ing h i magn tlc nt gift, n t only to those t u h r toun t.ry. As for these g Oil m ., ot m ntloned pecif l caUy, I b I I e I am qual ified by acqu i ntanc with them, n I know-1 of their atral r on the Ridg to pi them in a sort of I t group 26 I 4tlv I Hit I l!lol P 'hi h will r mit of a like wise composit answ r to the que tion ubmitted by 'unil n Fir t ot U, big men of lar e afl'a i wh r ver found-ike to assoc iate th m lves ith thin b\g, at I in a poten tiaJ w )'. For ex mple, it o.pp le to th i r imagination to think of th twehe mile radiu Lak Wales happ ns to bt> the nucl(us., containing moro cih us trees than a re o! lik izc in the world Th ir t ined minds quickly picture the stupendous fut-ure ealth and ae 1ty that the e thou nds. or ncr o! or-anges and grapefruit wlll I t e r produee and be accountabl f.oT. Tb y in the Ridge di rtict of ollc County a Jiving, ntient tbing young giant, a yet unconscious of hi ow:n trength nd pow r It is a b i g thing, nnd thrill the i ma -nationthi c ing n. n w country, singu l rh' bl with wea th of natural re ourees, com to life and ie l d it tr a ure to th labor and ingenuity of m n And to e a !a tor in the unfolding and d velop lng o! sucb a country is a st.ifl big g 1' thing. So, instinctively, Ute b g men who m e to u used tbe thrown out by the hundred and on pul ting acU a ti t h t h ve come to l i on the Ridge and soon e found them one ith us. should e r at the he I, and whoo ing it up a lu s tily a any o! the old Um rs. But b fore th transition from the placid onlook r to a1 energetic doer took p i e th re was thee thetle -t h e s ntim ntal id e to b t i tied. A d our big men to n Ule sati etl on ou ht in tile hi1111 and lake s w h ic h nev r e a to remind tl e m I n some way or th e an I J k bn.ek hom B ek hom ", w e find, after ll, is not a matter of precis. g e ogrnphic 1 Joe tion. It imply the place her tht man or woman left a bit of thei r boy ol' girl ]\ art h th y g' w u In L ter yean. tl y llnd it eas to lo e tho occa ional n e w pl whleh ma t.imulate lll(!mort s of the old places1 and, in tum, p r-hap_s old taees. Tb Ri hft1l r e tn l nded so many peopl and i n a varlet or wa) s of other p i a 11 ooloved that. ) ha come to think ot the Riel th land t many mooda. Surely i t must b to sugg t to so many different peopl many dill nt pia a. Its myriad lak of cry tal clearness t lik e parkling gem a ong th &"reen t e slop of th p s nt a vari d, but a l w ys an ntrandng pieturil. Lik true g e m the gems ot lak611 cinti late and ref! ct back cry color, trom blu d soft pinks a1d lavendars, to somoor purpl e n n d gorgeous r -d And the hills ri !t()m th m nr ho l i n clau 1tb deep grefln of nd g pe(ruit tro with occa i on I grou of atelv pine and scattering oa 11 t h hi ay home s h v r pt i n a m fur som e m II., but all v.ith th ir on of flow ery color to add to the p ictur Th xoti.c lak and hi 11 fi invit then lur i n m n r a1mo t uncann "What won d rlul place to sit and wateh the worM go blv !", I hav h rd men )' w ith de p t lin man) many time But man who comes to the Ridgil wit h a few red eorpw;cles left, long do a continuous per

Ho of E. T. S..diord, Pn id l of men who have lind in Florida' attitude on tax matter J)re e in thi tar-reaching amendment. an invi tion to I gal re idenc with in her borders, no J ho pi ble th n the m t.ation they b vc so long held, to bar with us h r match! -clim t nd thi m n that th re .,-ill be attracted to F l orida withi n, a y r i od of t h ree Yl' r > a muc h ne w t a i I wo uld find it way here, what might b term, d ordinar_y channel in thirty year$. Th ituation 1 fraught with tr mendou po ibiliti A wealth o{ n tural re oure s, y t but feebly comprehended ou ide of omp r tively mall c i rcle of fareein n, hll l in dorm nt for long centurie


JACKIE OTTA Miami Marve l IS YOUR child' heal t h and physical de v lopment worth a few 1ninut of your tim ea b day? Thi s is a question which Alexand e r Ott, father of Jacki e Ott, th six-year-o l d M i ami boy who has b en haiJed as a phy ically perfect chil d would put to fathers. "The av rag !atller n eve r t k up any time w ith the ph.y ical d v lopment of his children," said Mr. Ott, when asked for a that might b of lue to oth r parents in attaining h ealth in surance for t h eir ch 'ldren by phy ical culture. "I do not gard Jackie as ph e nomenal. He is just a natur I child phy ical d velopment has been brought about through ystematic ex rei nd c re since he wa a baby. O the r par nt could do a much. But while the care of the chi lu faJI n turally upon the mother, it is the father' ta k to see after hi phys ical de v lopm ent. 'at wa e a y for m e to do thi b au e I am phy ical director, but it isn't n ce sary for on to be a physical culturist to train a child as I have traine ment, but he Is child in ev ry ens giving no ign of ov r-deve topment or p r differing in only on e r spe t from thousands of the arne ge in that he i not shy, and meets strang rs with p rfect poise. Unqu stionably thi i due to the fact tha t be lui b en appearing in public si ne he a eighteen months old, that being t h g at which h i !ather tir t pr him to the public. It was then that Jackie warn across the pool at th Denv r r sort whleh wa under his father' s management. The di tance of h is first w i mm i ng xh ibiti on was ten fe t A ide from Jacki phy i al prow hi d velopment otb. rwise has been normal. H i not a prodigy. Hi mother ll'Ut d him until be wa nin month old, and then b egan eding him oatmeal gruel and other oft foods in additi on to hi bottl milk. He wa l k

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How l thl cltt develop m t for yoancater of oiK to b no more of an advent\1Te for t htcbild than a pl a ure ride. Ja kie's mother agree '\o\cith her band that any normal child cal"f be trained to b as well dev loped phy -ieally a Jackie I and th t no x:traor d inary knowledg or l'e is neceJ" ary to tU i n su h re ults. A ide from the daily exerci v hich the youn t r r eeived he doe sn't recall that h or r. Ott did anything that other careful par nts neglect. Mrs. Ott beli ve that m?thers hould plenty of e ercl m the open a1r ant! that their bodie hou l d be fre pos sible. "I never wor corsets i n my life until about two e rs go," h id, 'and J don't know why I do it now, xc pt that i t i the custom." Jack! heavie t me I is br akCa t. He has fruit or fruit juice, cereal and eggs. He frequently e t two ggs. For lunch on h e ha fruit v getabh and !:loup ur meat, but h at littl e m at. For upper h e has a sandwich and milk. during th d y be drink from a quart to a quart and a half of m ilk. H e doe n't care for swe t A a rul h i in be by ev n o'clock a d I cps until ix t he n xt mo ning. H e take a nap of two hour in the af rn on Thi descript'on of Jackie Ott, who prob ably i de in d w become a world' ham pion in athletic might be u k 'n a a tand ard !or otb r youngster Height, 46 incbe:<. Weight, 6 pound H ad, hap d nd 1 ormal i n i z H ir, light, turning dark. Eye blue nd y t mati ally et. Earll, regular in hape and ll d fined lobes. T et.h normal and regular. N"o p rfectly formed. hould rsJ m ize and h ei.ght and w 11 d v el op d. e k glands not enlarg d. kin, healthy p i nk "'ithout blemisbe or eruptions. Arm strength ing gener I d velop. m nt. Boin c hydroplane r i r f ll" t aa hour 30


The Story Of The Honest Dollar and The Wise Guy ON E u po:1 a t in t h w a an H o nest O ollar wa rai d h ::1 Hard ork r in th' Fr z n rth. When it cam tim for th Hon t D o llar to ,..,o to orlc: he found a t eady J ob wit h ood Banker )n a nenr-1 Town. the Bank r t o k t Inter st in th lion t D ollar and all h i Br th and i t r and told th Hard r r -to r a ise a I t o them and he would pro ide tead Job [or them and pay th m ur nt ach and Ev 'f' Y a When the Hard rk r fi ... u >d it up he Cried: "Ala I will hav to b mo e Prolif1 than a Guinea Pi g b Cor the arning of th Dollar I Raise will prO \'id On Good Laugh to xay n othing of a r lca:anl Tim ." But the Good B a n er fr wn d and ''G tO! 11 n t O o llar run earn uo more for work o a fa rn in thi ti on. Hal t he Y ar there i no 1 ur.i hm nt in Gr und F r z n more than a Foot ecp. F tr P r e nt i th limi t." On d th Hard rk r Lar er urn they m m tb Land ,( low r ?" "Bosh." r pl i d the Good Ban ker. "that i the Reward of Enterpri-." A g r at Li, m d to hreak ov r the Hard orkcr. 1elt .' said he, 'if t h ill pay a mu h for Enterprise in bring mtH n t DoUar t fl rid a v u ,p for R a i -ing Th .m, it j p To E t ultf. vaLe Ent rprisc a wetl a Honest Do 'II ar lt em to P a you i uy .'" L: I f You Rai.: Hon t Dollar.! in I he Fr ozen 'orth You might a well C ollt" t their Full Wag. u I f in unnv Florida. ne n:PllE::-> Coc rR r. cJ.ETO. \


T 11 (<;JU: i a l<:'gend which, o far a l kn w, i p uliar to our il e o urr nt a to tr.t uno it that when a trangE"r gets Florida .n d in bis: h he ever fail to return to our shores. DeSoto an l his ad enturous follower clinking atound Tnmpa !lay in te I haber tla h ry, planting a cro :; every now nd th n in the high plac and doing thorough job of con mad them lvchom and t bli hed the Latin <" o! the city of Tampa which is call d aft r t h l eader, Ybor it) Mar tinez Yb-or w a a Mos I a ling t h cigar trad out o! the wild rne s Otl 1cr l10u. cs follow hi, xampfe and d in The SECOND COMING of the SPANIARDS T ht' (onquen'd in tlu nme qf Qu em--r1 'Po-. e,ful 11m/ e J\{jcotine B B. Ia j la panola) with th m th i r c lub or centro', c nter of cu.ltur du ation and d mocracy; their g y "talky" cafe, th ir hopit I their th atrcs, th ir gam until behold, an orthodox pani h colon)-, u h as exi t all o,er the world. wh rev r .the 5p n!ard hn. 1 ut h1 f ot. is m full swukjt 111 Flortda. Happy faces wr ath d i n bl.u e smokeconte n d puff from Main to Califor nia. and England to Con t.ant. inopl -11':0 i p of the ucce of thi cond e. p ition. The name of Tampa a a I ad e r in the cigar world i e tabli hed b side that of De oto a an ''ad Lantado" nd explor r. WlTH thi hi torical pr limiJUlry let u chat of thi inter ting industry and d vote b cau th re are many pba e that tak it out of the cln ()( I manu! cturing with it droning wh I s mono tonous pie c work, time c!oeks, and drab file of factory hand Th Havana cig, r i s i t car-ri d out in Tam1>.n con tst f wdt dual handiwork in which almo t ryone that participAte i an arti t, or an apprentic that aspir s to be a m a ter f l1i trade. 'Fhc I af is l e etcd b v train d hand and careful appr i i tt C"fC. and the we < I r II d by kill ful wo::-km 1 M ticulou carl; i u d, pecially in th b t r for Tampa' f cto r ie are Tiffany to the tr dc-th name "Tampa" on the box being equivalent to th word t rling" on I I v r. ny norita with nim bl fing rs pa te th gaudy rings :.-roun d the cigar warth) !!tronghande.rtlnt' the &J>d cli&tr 1butillr to the no k .. u (I .-all) I a p.inotllkiDI t tk


ol workroom in one of Lo Tam..., f ttofi maga1:ine3 l & Sons w re pion e rs i n this l i ne nrl h ''n ighborhood" thllt 'ha pl'Ul'lg U]) around their laq:e faetor: in W est is known a Hob rts City. Thon on & m par1 al o mmu! tu and hQn ll thei r larg output much in thi mtmn :r. B T I ant to t 11 n Ol't aboo t th lnt r c tin no uniqu i nstitutions t.rnm; pJ nt lished in Tampa, th Centro E nol said to have be n t h of hostility d i p lay gainst Spaniard in 1 ampa at the time when uba a pr 1 a i to ag war to it lnd pcnd e nee. e th n only thr e or four factori-f's in 1 \t.m a n d pproxlmat ly 160 Spa1ti.ard and t he e m n b nde d them-, l e together to a man for the purpo of pro cLion in other in l t Th growth of thi from that tim on ha been continuous and toda two impo club b n d audi on i n Yoor lty and one i n W t Ta 1p ptoclaim i t :uccc B e ide th ar modern and fullyquip d hbspital bui lding$ rhc C ntl' A tt:rriano and t tc ircu. l o ub no Club also c rry out hi,:; idea beauti ful dub buildings un d hospitaL. The m mbership i larg t.h p. nit; h popu lation to a man b eing eithe r membe r Ol" nthusia. ic Fo a mall init.iatlon f 3Jlu mor ltll l y eharg n tirely within th Nac b of all, all o f the f ciliti s of th club ar tl to i t members, ineludit !g medic l r hll nt an l ho p ita.l s Th"()r ar ducaUvc tl p .artmen t s mutuaJ-a id depart.t en musical and arti:l1ic l le PIIrtments.. Rvery se.ason x.ll .nt amut. ur o})('r u and ])lays pr ntcd on t h t g of tl cs clubs; t h mana$\'el' 1 a v eeur d for their membC'rs and patrons o o f the 1) t Spa r 1 : 1\ (Continu don page 74) 33


Just WALTE "HO\V DOES HE DO IT?" Q U ERY OF THE FANS W Y .. IG TR 1 WORLD S CHAMPIO SPEED KING S "DO s 0 BOYS HOLDS TH S R T F HIS T Yl G POWER A D FUR SHES T H E BEST CREED TO JV Y By FRA K G. EATO FORTY THOt;. S :\D cheering ellmg. h 'eking fan ild th the nthu i m tor o uJ) tbrough long, n y e an! o! a iting for uch an opportunity; a m a of hamarl! t d!ired in to ry at n th s nd 11d bl acb nat eire] I aJmo t around tbe gr at green arena and hung prec.arciou 1 to ch nu. ys., telepl10ne p I hou 0 1 ('V r y p0 si bl pit of (\g, ijddi g to tb pandemo"ium. On econd b c huggiJlg th b3g cJ l y n Lend r, Uthe almost warthy you I tl re by virtue of t h OOlH c l tm hit h e harl m d i n th lltir even g mes ot th mo t thrilling worl rl ev('r p a)cd; on tirst ba a tall l oo:s('-jointed, broad' hou f de r c d athlete '> ho 11:\d c m to the clima f eight ll y a of bisr e;iJrtl c pit hir g, t ll r pitcb.i11g, or a elub that 11ev r before had fini.ihed better than se c ond, that o ly once. A t plat tell t, w vir g hi bat w itb a do-or-die air, anothe young$l r in th fina l, d ci ive of hi fi t w o ld s r i ruJd i fl t year in the big Th<" gray clad piteh c r out there on t h lloul1d win up, th an p dll t w, rd th pi h r j the h!lt:P ern k ()( ol i d a h ling: th., ho .rsehl d e qua.rely the ball drtve lr e a bu.llet toward p ayc r i n gray at thr b a $e, tak s an C('('n r i c hop that the waiting play r' head and P ed on into the field. The man o::n ecoJ'Id .Jig:< for te.m, .quardy on the l>ag a h e w rns the hot corner ar id on nd acl'oS.S t h J)l l fof h \ V i n ing run of the gam and tll eti ; whil t he big f llow o n ftrst runs to second, jumps on t 1 ag and then s.tand watchi r g hi s r:y ma or A grin lo wly Pr4' d r his !ace ; but although hi big moment ha comethe moment he nd t e n m llio b b I I fa t ha ait d for durinjt tbo ong. l e n y wh en he hel p to win a eri s f r tb W a A11lCl' didn't leap i n the air, ;wing 111 arms vildly or do any oC th tl i r.t,.-s th t o rty thoo and ctnl rs w >re ( l oi ng. H wa. n t tb. t kind. I, when h e had Watched the \1>' inning run fla h a<:t\OS' th pla e h duc k d hL h ead and ran for th trying to ap th f mob t ea ng a .cro_ tbe diamond i n an e ffort to gra. p hi hand, clap lli l n th> sh ou lder, I n any a.y to.u. c h or sc c o.;:;e the man who {or igbt year had b('en t .he backbone o f the w arn 3nd ttl i dol or th 'That wa Wa l t e r .JohnRo n in the elfth innin g of that errt h g-an a t Wa bing -on l a t Octob e r H t h d co r 1 thl"ougb, dter two d f atoa nnd after fans nnd alike bad unanitno\1 -ly d ecid<'d tha be a s through fo r t h er-t pr 31 JOHN SO co t lro otl" Joh n on' s .:rip o<1 b.11ll ably P rmnn ntly. W h i 1 wauh (l Joh1t on ther o a f l ush o:f joy n a prea.ding grin plainlr \'Hblc on bis face a s lte wau:hed the dima for hich l1e h, d worked so hard nd s o earn1l tly dur ing all those eighteen years, I could not h lp thinki n g of the Walte r John on I had s n in n y hom i Tampa, with a g roup of boyl! from ten to y old i tting on teo nd b a .e. a beatific grin of up-reme b iss slowl y p ad in)!: tror, ear to eara he ate bed t h<' d<' iding r n c r th p i tc in that world' l'ies gam tha he b. d h to in. }:,<'rybOOy knows how CliR' Blank n hip, o ld-time ca cb r and scout fo r th W:1. 1lington team, found Johnson pitching !or a bush league outfit at W eis r, ld ho. and s o well of him that he burned up lh ir s tel to Joe C ntillon. t h n manag of th team, l1 til Jo w i 'Cd for the "pbcnom" to come Eal!t. Mike Kah n Jol1n$0n' first catch r, and as On}t a. .I ik eo.utc.t nd th t rri tic sp d h did til r e ivi11g i n very game that


'M .. ddy"' 'Rul n d 8 rney" ( Johnon tar of We>rld Ch raplon utora John on pit hed, C\' t>n i the m mora bl thre shutout that watt r pi t c h d af(a i n t t e K w York Y n k in two v c (l<:n batt ry m .. t that he a ompli. h d h bi t-herto va l nJy t t r:npted f t of g a r('gulation ba!'lcball dropped from the top of the W a hlr g-ton mot \ on t, tV 5 ( t u p i n h e a ir. Job H enry follow e d t when ''Gabby" Eddie Ain n ith w a n e x t ; th('l'l on e or o l her f r r il' f xp ri n on the r iving nd or the Wa batter) A n d no,. rluddy R l ha. th job. All of t h ol d but one have e ith r gone to min ors o r aN out of ba eball. John H nry i dc:>ad. A i n smith alon r mai n s i n tne b i g h o a n d be i no o n g r an Am l'iC n J..e gucr, but play d I t wit h th t t., uL Natio1 al L agu te. m ''How do e h d o it?' Fans hav a k r d that question .::e al!.On cason "How 111 a h u man l'nl I t 1th the stram -uch pit<'hing m 1 t put on it?'' Johnso n n w r th q u tio a!t h e talke d to t h o ooy n T rupa "You can't abu!\e yoursel( by staying u p late at night and smoki ,g a lot, or drinking, or doing he thinJts that lots I)( boy. and )oung fellow think are smart. if you're ever going to amount to anything in b all, 'John on said, arne tly. Then he ''Or in anything ) I gy John n i -n't mu ot a talker. He says l i f mo t tryi g mom nts to him have n t corn Ill ih of hard-fought ba ba 11 game but wh e n th to tm r of to wh ich he has been asked has lorn d toward the lace h re he wa itting nd gM: "We ha\e with us ton:ght"a d so forth. nut to a bunch of boy can talk. P rh8ps lt s beea.u e h i s so much of a big bOy the gay and giddy cut-up that one pictur s when that term is but the sort of man who ha kept hold on an inward boyi hne that k(leps bim wa;.,s young in i de. H ays the happiest moments of his life ha\e been spent w ith hi's own olde t on, plovo1ng thl'Ou_gh tb. n ow in tb N v d t .ain on hunting expeditions and an-rin g y o ung Walt<>r' ry.oth r mino t querie,a s to when a meeting with 8 be r n1ight b expected. J gu I don't d l"\' any special credjt !or not running w ild wb: n I wa a kid. h 'bccau!le that kind of never seetn\.>d to appe I to .me. I d idn't g t any kick ut of the id ea, a they !Y\Y now Th<>n a I got o lder I wa!'i working t o hard and when l got iuo th b g l<>agut> I ort of knew th t l f I made g o : l and luck I'd have to forget all about wild pnrll e Md that ort of t ttl'. Ba. "ball and th n igbt life don't mi-x. I don t :moke, be('au. smok"ng fellow' wind. I don't drink. ' a feLLow who does ne er last s mor th-an a ouple of ason i n the bi.g And the same thing for the othe kind of disslpab on; b d ov r th young f llows who have broken in with 8 bang, have t t1l league afi e for a while, and then have pa s d out n to th minors or out of tit nd you'll fi d i n n i n en s ou t aotlon roT th<> Ant ""'., the WOf' .,. ,.ul eo 35


A B I T OF 0 L D s p A I N Corner or pAt i o or the offi

TRANSPLANTED TO TAMPA l e for .. aero, a foree ourt entrance from Franklin Street Tampa's main thoroughf, re, tr-an port one back into another age. Out ide modern amp bu tl bu V ou W ithin, anci nt pain of th rowd I kh r, grip th-.: m 'nd and pirit. W hen Perry G. Wall and o t h r notable view d the n w offices er at for the Harry E. rg, ll ization by rchite t Franklin 0. dam Jr.. they were amaz('d. A nd wh n the public wa s dmitt d th maz m nt in r a. ed. Tamp had n<''" r n a. m nt nd a unu. ual. A nd n ith r ha any o her ity in Am<-ricn. T hi id of Pl'('tty-man' carrie d out in minute detail by Mr. Adam tand. in all thi l a nd a a l i on In a Ia, by it elf. Harry f;. Pr ttyman and h i s organiza tion are carrying out at Old ,mar an architectural heme fa.hioncd r the pant h tyl of c nturi<>>< ago. H concei v ed the id a of conv rting hi Tampa office into a replica of a panLh home o f the tim e of di oand nd Th h unusual com he plae d in the hands o{ Franklin Adam ga e him a f e hand t w ork it out, and turn d hi" att. ntion o th de v Jopm nt o h i uburb of Two Citi e ." Mr. Adam found hi i n piration in t h platcre. qu t l o f r hitect re p culiar 1>a in. H i r tion w a wrouj;tht from (Continued on page 7 A clo e-11-p of 1101 ahowlnr furniture true to of the ncient period. 37


Confessions at An Ex-Rum Runner We Name Our Boat Friday" and Nearly Lose Our First Cargo ncAPTAIN McSWEE E y" SE ND STALLMENT Arri ved i n Miam i. Jake ON our arrival in the Stat<>s w e four id it eas y a s floatir1g downstream to dis po e ot ou r liquor, most of which wa s so ld in Ba t timor the first port w e mad e STANT thi$ series of ntHt' if you missed the firs! _install m nt. it 1 rwt a serwl wtlh a plot but a record of e:xcztmg and amusing experiences by a former sea captairt who joined the ra11ks oj the rum nmners oO the East Coast of Flor id a for the excitement a!Ul b came r ealthy. If is experiences are full of lau ghs and human i nterest. At the end of the firt ir1 t.allment, apl

ally to tand a lot of punishment. Jake unbolted the engine from its bed. Then we rigged a derrick out of three saplings and lifted it from its bed. The motor we found to be in excellent shape, having replaced an o ld one just b fo r e the boat was stranded; n vertheless we ground the valves, went over it thoroughly and put it in appl e-pie shape. We changed the propeller for on of high e r pitch which would keep the stern down in heavy weather. There was a spacious zhlc-lined magazine in the after cabin bulkh ad. To disgui e this we put an innocent-loolcing shelf in front o! the door. At the end of the month we were r ead y to begin operations. While Jake was toi l ing away at the engine, mear d u p with greas.e and grime (Jake i perfect hog for work) I was wielding a wi c ked paint brus h, covering the bottom with copper pai t and her fr boa rd with a dtJII ciun gray so a to lowe r vi at nlJ.Xht. The Goo-goo made himself handy generally, co.ok-ing our mea ls ove r an iron tripod in real Filipin o fa hion and do : ing whatev r wa a sked of him without any que tion. '' un Yat Sen," my Chine e chow-dog, fri ked around, pouncing on tid dl rs or panting ap provingl y as he lay watchin g u At night he did hi s trick as watchman. We put a couple of sawed-off hotgun a n d an o l d army rift> in the magazine, 3to c ked it w ell with ammunition, and pro vi ioned the ship. p until thi s tim I had b e n so wrapped up in our work that I had all but forgott n the purpos e th little craft was to b e put to. when h wa tin al ly made tbe bride of the ea It wa ea y sailing to Bimi n i the pro perous mu broom village of the Baham s, which had sprung up overnight, nouris hed by the heavy breath of rum. I left Jake raking up acquaintances with sea-faring men and swapping yarns, while I went up to one of the liquor hou ses and n gotiated for a full cargo. \V e started for the Florida Co a t tbe same evening and made it befor-e dawn, running into a hallow cov e below .Miami that w had de ide d on a an ideal hid i ng place before the "Friday" was launched. We kept at work taking the cargo ashor until all of it wa s hidden in a clump of tall scrub palmett.o and und crbns h. We were taki ng big chance!;, I know, and om of the e day I think I'll write a book on the high cost of experienc A lmo t all the money we po e sed in the world was tied up i n tho cases and th l aunch. and of course, now w e h ad to d ispose of it in a "Be n h r e long! be asked, still pre paring to go ahead. I answered shortly, "just arrived." I was watching the rodman as he started to take his target in the direction or my ca che "Hey, com h e r e lad," I sung out to him, just as though I was on the bridge of a sh ip. The man stopped in h i s tracks. "What's the trouble?" asked the chief. "IA>oks Uke you'd ask a fellow's permis sion before you s.tart tre pa ing on his land and $tamping down h is shrubbery. The fellow looked at me curiously and then broke into a hearty laugh. "Lordy, man, we don't a k anybody's p rmiss ion to go over wild land We ain't to hurt your preciou flower garden. Ha, h ha, how do you get that way? Flower gard n, ha ba, ba. Where's the hothouse?" He slapped me on the back-a red headed, sunburn d h e-m an from Iowa) I reeled What I said goes," I aid when I could atch my breatb. "I hav e my own particu lar rea on why I don't want you to cross here. My w i! i bur ied just ahead of us, and I'm not going to let anybody di turb her re t don't care who it i That was sure a pious one. The surveyor chap down a bit and the gleam in hi s eye bows h ha some vvy to him AI o he saw that I meant busine "If we don't cross here, w '11 hav to run our line way to Hell and gone around that bayhead," he pleaded, "it'll tak us half a day longer and w gotta mush on." He putted out his note-bo ok and OJ>ened i t. "\Vhat's th e name?" he ask e d. "Jake," I says one day whi le w wer resting, "don't it eem a damn shame that a couple of hardworking lads like ourselves and a clean, able hip l ike "Friday" should At Blm.U.I the harbor wu t\lled with sloops, ac:hooner nd motor bo a ta, all eneace4 i n the Make no differ ence what the name i ," I snapped out. I wa bluffing like an ctor. "This is my hip and I'm the skip per or it." be used to bring in po :son that rob men of th ir brains?" "Y-a-a-h," says Jake, etting h is eye on the steering gear and not paying much attention to m ''we got to have the mon e y fust, don't we, now w got this far. l tank I go back to Sweden next year to see the ole folks." "I believe you got less conscience than a Chink, you bloomin' squarehead. You didn't want to se any booze for a whil e aft r that party in Sbangh I did you? All right. Onward Christian sailor let's get to work again." In orde r to launch th "Friday" we had to ferry a mule and a big scoop over to the island with which to dig a channel under her stern t then we had to wait for the flood tide whicn comes with the full moon, be fore launching. And it happened that th day she went into the water was on a Friday. There were only three of us i n the cr-ew -three m e n in a boa to ay nothing of the dog. I brought along my nautical in struments, maintained sea watches and wrote my night order book, ju t as though I commande d a tw lve-thousand-ton freighter. Jake went into town to knock around and get the be t figures for a quick sale, while Goo goo, the dog and I s tuck around to guard the cargo. About 10 o'clock, while the sun was high and hot, I saw a party of surveyors coming along running a line with their instruments. I saw that if they kept coming their line would just about bisect my pile of "hooch case into east and we t portion Of course I got all worked up as t h e y came near r, but I didn't let on. I walked up the beach determin d to check thei r progre,.s. I was in no shape to do any bribing just then, but if I didn't stop them they might turn me up, I thought. "Morning," I said, casual like, a s the i n trument man set his transit over a stake and began adjusting tbe screws in a mattero!-fact way. "Morning," he repl ied, and took a shot with an expc'Tt eye through the telescope. Then h reach d to his hip for hi s plug of tobacco. He v.Teo tled with this a while. "You live ncar here?" he asked with the wad in a conY nient nich in his !ace. "Yes, I own this ten acres," the li e came to my lip easy as a dog lick i ng a dish. "Oh, it' a hip now, i it? I thought you s aid you wa s in th botany bu i ne with lots of flow r gardens e riou ly now what is th e gam ?" h loo ked me ;:.traight i n tb eye. I Celt my anchors dragging and that ( was drifting into hallow w t r and like l y to be piled up on the beach if I didn't get a lie straight from the boulder. "I'm a realtor, lad,' I told him, giving him as good a look as he gave me. 'I'm one of thoe thing;:.." "Welt, wby don't you tell rn your name. By heck, you're the fir!'tt bashful real etate man I ever ran across." "My name i fichael Me ween ey, if you must know," I hot back at him. He turned ov e r the pages of his book. "Strange I don't have your name on the list as a property owner on thi s l i ne. We'H hav to look into thi omething f1:mny herea grav yard, a hothou and a s h i p all rolled into one. I'll have to do some investigating on my own account, a bit of sleuthing, don t you know, and maybe we !I find that we carry on without d a'lge r of tr ading down anybody's dainty little wood's violets." He held up hi fingers like (C o n tir\u d on pag 80) 39


This pbot.,.r aph to Juatify Br&' imp rob abl that logans hav lce n woxth to t hei r r e peet. i v cotm mmities what their orig i nator fondly imagin t h fact r emain th t th slogan's the t h i ng, and everyb o dy' having on e. F r om the veri t village that ha s not yet attaine I Its own littl black do t on the map to t he be t known and la rgest of dUes without which no map i <: mp l tc, no commullit.y i con i d reJ ftt lly nov itia te ople ha, e iol tow 1 au :r lfv d mo tto and imi tate<.l their f llow m n io.e t he da. of J e rico the y hav e b li e d in the p t c ncy oi warcr :s, thoug l the of th e m ha h ng d a l ong witlt t hat of cl o t hing and hai rcu tll. From t h e warcry of Gi deon which brought down the walls of the b I agu r d city, grauua l y \ O I \' tl the ":rc -VolstMd ian b e verage. 40 f : mrORIA I ,'iOTF. I t U llt our int nlion to 11 or1 pho1ogrnph oj each ci t y lit ri p tir of it I o grm irl t h i cert i le. but whe11 we found that n e arl y forty ci ti.e (llld courlli e u c r e mentiomul, it b C(lmC apparent at. .:mce thi wet a phri al impo.s ibi lity. owing t o lack of spa e Tl1erejor e, we or e doing the next be t thill -ILS i n plwtogntpft from u r eral citie whi ll have rwl previ()u l, I> en rep r tnlf>d in U.'\'1/.AJ Yf) Flori<.la town ha\e not la g c J behind in the for a )lithy, e xp lo gan, and many though r n s a nd inane and a appl icab l to o11c communi t.r as oth s cure by r n o( e\l phonac w u1g o r a el C t' play on tbe words., popularity for the m e h e and pu b l i city for the cit ie t h a t spon .or the m. W i llis B. Pow ell, of t h Cham f onm'lctce t Sara ota, who ha been one of th 1' c t .o:r in p u t ti n g ov r Florida public ity, sa ys in this conn ction that i t takes t i ck o i t iv e n ess with l o of tick r and printe r i nk to iden-ti( mo s slog a n s with a city. ''Sunset e it i e and unrisc cities m an but little,'' Sil)' s Mr. Pow e ll, "for no on e pla ce has a l ead pipe cinch on th s n Why not th am City or the Starlit City or t h ity of Flivv rs? II r i n ara ot.a we have the 'Citv of G lorif1 d and 'Spend a urn me r T his Wlnt r in Sarasota', but t h latte r is a onal and d()(!sn't hit t.he mark w ben the sun is siz z ling i n Augu t, for by all stre tch of t h i m agina tion rou co make a w i nter ou t of a Florida umm r. P rs onall y I t h i n k a s logan has lit t l w in town building,' h e c omm nte d adclmg 'I n c r h a r d of a man going up t.o a t i c k t w in(.)ow and !ot ; on e -way pi<>c c o( pasteboard to The '1' wn Yo 1 .hou.ld Tle l'o, o r the City o f m o k st-ac k s and Opportunity. ara ota has an o i l J>llinling by A$<'\ Ca:[ d. co tin,g 1,000. A batb ing girl o f a tarJX)n, i s pla h ing through th Gul f W e were to label i t 'Onwmrl, Sarasota,' but that's Clcvela11d's s l ogan. "Dw ll H ro an.d P1-osp:er, City of.. ... .. U e otu'C Athen of.. .... .. ..... .. .. Ha Tl1 Goorls Watch .... ... .... Grow, t c., are f r e -quently repeatetl anll \ > hil c th y a r e ftcnnt, th "' lack. i rHIIv idun ity li'k 'Don t P s:; 1-.;1 P a s o '.Ft W ayn. W lt.h M ight and Main', Mot.t Is 'f} Spot', Top k a K an. Topeka Will.' "However,'' he conclu d d, ''I lik e t o




flood of t.ender m emoric o,er t he reader whether he liv e in Western Oregon, faroff Mai e or bal tny Fiorida. 'It.'s pri ngtime All The Time In C earwater" I r n any r a princip I among which is th e ideal l ocation on the big h e t. I vntion o( t.h Florida coast, a heavily woo d e d bluff overlooking Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of M xico b yond. Pin e llas County, of w h ich Clearwater i s the county seat. is in its 1f a di m inutive Flo:rida, in that. i t i s a peninsula reachlng out into the s emitropica l water of t.his wond e rland separat in g the Gulf of M e11ie o and Tampa Bay W ith delightful sea breezes at aU se ons of th y ar, almos t p erpetual un h inc, golf and urf b thing a year 'round spor and bird and flow r s always in tune and in b loom, it i s no tax on the ima gination to !e 1 that It' Alw a ys pringtim e In Clearwater. For any city in l' 'l ori d a to claim a monopoly of suo h i n naturally woul d bring down upon its head tbe prot ts o f the entire state. Yet St. Petersburg h a s gamed fame as the "Sunshin City" t.hrougb <\ unique ide a and the unbound ed faith of the man who conceived th e i dea In September, 1910, Lew B. Brown, pub lishcr of the St. Petersburg Ind p ndent, offered to give away the entire c irculation of his neW$paper e\ery day on which th sun fai led to sh i ne upon St. P tersburg up to the hour of going to p This unusual otTer was spread broadcast and the Inde 11endent has become known as the "Sunshine Paper" and St. P etersburg as the "Sunshine City Thi offer ma i ntained uninterruptedl y for fourteen years during which time seventy-five issu have bo n giv e n away, the av rage of sun le day ha b een. fixed at I than si x days a year. This r markablc record whleh the lndepe nd nt through i free off e r has mad e known to the world, ha attracted thousands of winter vi itors to St. P ter burg1 and firmly e tablishod "Th Sunshine City' s St. "othe r name". For years Lak e lan d s slogan wa "The City 'Ihat Charms '. Lov e ly as it wa in sound and senUrn nt, it did not measure up to wh a t its loyal supporters be l ieved th ei r cit y entitled to, and it ren1atned for Hon. Ed.wa:rd F. Tre fz, an orator o( na tional f me, to b tow upon i t a srog n of unusual b eauty' T be City of Heart'' D sire". M r. Trefz declared that n ('vc r b<'f<>w 42 i n hi tra\d had h ojourn d in a eity that Jtc s o t rongly des.i r -etl to l ive in a s Lakeland Its b auty, it po i b ilitie and th e spit'it o r, tion and patrio i m among i c it'z ns 'II rna te th ei r to this o f a air., a n ti his to trans{ r thi s im1 iol'l to t:rangcrs r es u l t d in the adoption o f, '"!'he Cit) of H e rt.' Desire". A m o l\g the n h i ch bawJ p ecia l ize d orne p r ticul r attractiot fo r hlch tbe city is famous, is th t of !:<'o r M y r.s, "The City o! Palm ". Fro its a rlie t i n c e ption this city ha been noted for i t s beautiful paln llined tr e t and it h s be n gen rally cone d d that no more beautiful Royal pal m grow A C ity of Palm s must b e a city of cha rm with all the accompanying attribut : sunshine, balmy breezes ti ng d w ith a salty tang, and the spark le of the blu e waters of the Gull S nford is call e I ('The City Sub-stantial" b e cau e any comroul'lity which. principally upon agriculture, t he source of a11 wea l th, is a substantial community. For many Sanford I a s bf:en growi g pro .. perous through n t hat h;)s transformed the gr en and s i l ver of it:; fi ld into spec e of the sam colors. Du: ing th past season this transfonnati on has added approximately 5,000,000 to the c ity's revenue. From the t ime the seed bed of eelery and othe r vegetables have be-en p lanted and. until the crop is rcadv fo r shi:pmen t, the back country of Sanford impresses the .isitor wit-h the of the s e ction either is Sanford lackin g in otl er S n U al which are pecuHar to a substanti al community. Its favorable lo ca tio on Lake Monro e afl'oroing both rail and water transpor tion and ch ap r freight rate gives i t a paramount clai m to prom i nence as a commercial c enter. That the people of Sanford are co n vinced that their city has a substanti al future i s ind icat d by th large majori ti e given bon d i ues !or public improv m nts. During an eleven-month period nearly a mlll i on and a hal f do lla rs in bond s wcr vowd to pu.rc.h all publi c utili tie antt to financ e public improv e m e nt$. In four years Its popu lation has i ncreased e ighty si x p e r cent, its ass d valuation on hundred and tw nty on pe r c nt and its bank de]>Osits fortyeight p e r cent. The. T he ity ub stantlal." which :> beourccs ch a nged the trend of affairs. It ha a r l abundant supply of raw mat ria l in t.h w y of ti mbe r gr vel kao li n and p at.. With th x llent shipp ing fadliti e the e conomic hou i n g condi t ion and ideal Palatk a ha mad wondedul trides md st iall>' which ar r e eognlz d i n th financial world to the that their fiv and a half pc.r c ent municipal bonds re<:ent-1y so J d a prer nium of five pc r c;.ent. The propo e d deepening of t he chann el of the St. Riv e r and the early. compl etion of two stat.e h i ghways touch ing th city ill give to it that acce ssibility that wi It \Ire it o! the cont.inu nee o f its s l ogan, "The In dustrial C i ty "We Say It With Pictures," dec lares l<'ort Lauderdal backing up I ts a sse rtio n with land c pe etT cts, photographs and wor d pictur s of such b aut.y and attra ti\" n ss that-they have a effect One of these by wh1ch Fort Laud erdale shows its horticultural poss i bilitie and its natural beauty is W l d woode. Flaunting its slogan, "The Cit y Of A Hundred Lak ," and living up to i motto Soda! Security, W inter Haven, njoys a pre tige all it own It is located among th rolling hill s of t he Sc eni c Highland T h ese hilfs are inte rpo s d wit h beautiful, cryst.aiCl ar, abov e-s a-Lev e l takes, wh i ch afford a natu;ral air and water drainage so e ntial to th prod etion o! the h i gh grade citrus fruit to wbi c h th.i portion of the country owes its reputation. Many of W i nter Hav e n l 'akes are conn ec t ed na ls making delightful boat course of fifty mil or more over t-hese b uti f ul


Pou-l;. City hn r.ndrel y upon u bo di s of T h.-n n n i n o! thf':<<' k wit h it) r di11 S ()( rr i lc-. trom tll e r.ter of tl)' city, t.' of 1-'lol'ida. It i the w inte r r<'IHieZ\'0\1' or und r I o f di scriminating t.our t s and the l10mo: oi 6,000 ti fi d ) arround r id,nte1 l finance the fo1.nHli ng of tJ1 citr. -S ailed s wiftly Vll r eNJI one of the f irsth.avi 1g bce11. brin)o!' And Scttl Thi.s :<.logan so If eti v t l at w i t in twe l.,..c }'('llrS enough p cop e w and s ttiNI thal it ltgally becam e city. The n t h 1 H arl of 'l'rnde, ea$ting at' elow ll!l"Owth i fl the time of its e x is t e nce, ill a t Y' l H hom ;l ro lling-sloJ><:: of vi rJ>in o r e:s.t o, erloo king IO\' l y Lake Jaek on, to n c i t with thirty m i e o( il phalt J )ll\' rru: : n t sixts mi l of Ri, a owned light nn water p lant, pllbUc library ba11 s, S<'hools c h ,nches and S.iHO,OOO worth of m u nidpal impro rH under vm y. It b it-.<; I a lthflll l ocatio n c i d im ar tl firm fLil unc Jal IJMiS w i ll tl. uro.: it or llS m d t I OJ)U l lrit)' (l:< i t;; p oNit:on, "The C upon ltl< nwrit;, and by r a:on ol i t ; n l.i k c a ccr tai n w ell known con mo;:rcial commod tr. i t i .ntl v by l s loving fri ds them, Edward Bok ami I ing Bac he.ll r Roth Lhcsc writers ha, c of c i t y a dvicall) ak<:, ll))$ ding, c letm, pr<>tty, anti n good plac e to bring .up ooys and How w II Ul<'ir classi ficl.'tiorl b ears out its Many distingui sh.NI p e opl e visit Winter Park e ach rear, attraet d. b { Rol i ns Collcg with its lilml'r and mastc, the broad pavctl trcct owrarch {I wit h 11l ndi d great oak it et c bl 1 c lak l i n t l with fin homes and H w of the cultu r d l li!c n 1 l hospitality. To the l.onc y, rath r ti 1id, difll :l<'tne of OJl('rati o n:.: an take their dai v im win(cr Holl}'W a i v c of s l L imn noonlit l >c3chts and sunlit wav its nanc a charm hard t o r c\Si,.t. 'l'arp ori Spl'i n g ( Tl V n i t Ot Th ou th,'' OfT T Ml: oil w o rl I ntmo sph Tf' with i t s wat its graciou co\ crcd w h h \ i :> <'mbo-.. .'cre< l with shrubs arrd t es, its plllm i r ed wal.rd vardl':. J H'O'la im:; it-sdf as "The Gateway t.o r 'l o d a, .St uart ha jlli itself a ''The Citv With a Fut t1re D elray d i s on t h ar." of ll l rpri in1: new $paper, t;,er;-b()o!J l.i k ('s D alray, Where Ocean Bree ze s Play;" O l d -mar r j oic e s in the unique po:;ition, ''The Suburb o f 'two the f1orida DevelopmeJ'It l!onrt u ses it cr<:ed f o T it slogllll, "A I For Florida anoi l:'or All." G a i nE'"svi lc "The Hub Of Florida;" Apalac h "co a claim s the
  • \\'('1 Of $ccn1c ;" K i itnlll l a Summe r Sp:end:1. The Winter." Yes of a truth, slogans are "gaU r ring an1! t hough_ no t?tls tkal proof of th _,, ff ehvl". n ('l'!': 1 wh-o sh. al St\)' in the o! an that. t h ) have no value than thei r a tt r aeth c n c ? Sllr e y, th ar more that just m re non:; e r 1 s c ,ar nll
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    ( ) f 'io hba h i mi RUNN I NG MANY QUARTS B EHIND HOW THE RAPIDLY DEVELOP! G DAIRY I DUSTRY IN SO TH G TO SUPPLY THE HOARD of NEWCOMERS F ORI A I lVl DL WJ<:t .. OP)lJ<:NT o r th dair irK indu'try on th Jow(t: F. a t on;;t around Miam i gone forward at a sw ift r pa<'e than in a11y other c tion o( Flot'ida. Dad County dairiell ar mod J and health ofhc al from the larger cities of t he h v vi it d .1iami to in 1>-ect the c dairies m1d gain po inters for handling the milK \ l!)ply in their own citie The number of blooded eattle in Dade o'mty i no abo t 10.000 head. The numbe r of dairi '" under in!clpection of the health department of the ity o ).Jiami is The total i n\' tmcnt repre-ented in thi s industry run w 11 into th millior and yet th.e local :;upplr i!$ not qual l the d e mand. of gall o( m i lk are "hit)J>i'd into lfiami during the wint r from Gc rgi a and o t h r taw Rec n l y a Miami dairyman advertised that h had j st returned !rom n tl'ip ir1to th !\orth whn h e hud pur ha' d an adciitio al llllndr d cows, and w ould so bti ng m i l k l n o ;\liami by the carload during t h e k(' (ping it at a m p rajw(t abov fl'('<.inrt. With all the natural a I vantage fot dairying il1 oth J<'loridn and with th indu t y haYing d. v I OJ} d a rapidly a it the irtlportation of milk l llight n J ) J>r>ar t b ne 1 les. But i t must b e borne in m i nd that Miami ha at such an extra-ordinary ate that th of u()J)I' Y l1a\'< b en .ax ibl e to t op a fann a d g<'t it in ra B J R. HUGHE tion OV<'rni l{ht. T h numbe r of dairi i11 the Miami di trict ha been doublc d duri g the pa. t thre year and, nt the arne tim t c per capita co sumption of milk h a more than doubled. Dr. A. W. Ziehold, who h a c harg of lairy insp ction, ays Ftoricla afford s dairymen ntlm rous the out tandi11g one' b ing: Th itwr>.:stment for housing i much l e and the et.urn for milk arc d d de{}ly greater than in other tate .. H w mi lk wh lcsales i n Miami at 50 to GO ccn n gallon and the retail ]>rice vari from 20 to 30 cnts a quart. Tb milk shipped i n from other state co ts th dealer ometimcs as much as O cents a gallon delivered in Miami, al d i retailc.d, of cour e, at a higher pric than th lo al l>roduct. Bcfor go ing furth e r into the d tail of the dairy indo try 011 tl1e lower E st Coast, th tory of the su <>. fight of the J>ion r dairym 1 1 for comJ>ll l ory dipping .hou ld be told. The t i brief and Flo i d -bred 3nd Cuorn prl._. w i n r well worth recoutl tin,g ill th eonnc tion. In l!H4, Marcu Jfilam, pione r dai.ry-mnr brought in thr e bloo led heifel'll and a bull from Mi i ii PL T h e y d i d o ti k fever il'l: a time. Dr. J. G. lJuPui "no b r p ioneer in the industry, and breedr of the world'-champion milk 1roduc e r of tch \ 'hite Bel t toek, had a imil r xpcrien e. The men quickly recogni zed the fact that ti k eradication wa n cc&la ,. fo;r th ; 'afety or the lndu. try in whi h th y had embark d. .Jnme Bright, a :fore the ounty o mm .. i l l<'r and ofl'ned to advant>e funds for buil d ing vats and conductin g the campaign provided the count\" woul d giv oB1 ial sanction to th n t rp 'i a1HI cnforc he r g rl. t ion a nd rcimbure th m for th <' ,e n .e Th('il' ?.cal wa. r warde d i n w y, and in 1.91 h quar:m inc D. d Cou11ty was lifted. was t h fil";;t untl' i n Flo1 ida to be d dare"! tick free Her n ighboring counti Brow. rd and P:llm H ach. f llowed Dad s progr ss.iv I act From that time datethe d of th(l (l, i1y ing r y on the lo w r East oa: t. This pioneer wo k at. o started th long scate-wid fight wb.i h t r,, natc4l in 1 923 wtwr 1 th Fl ri.da enact d the compulory cattle dippill$!' Ia The growing of fo d r I ) S sa r i I an im 1Jortant factor h1 dal y farming Th l:md

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    ifl the Everglad and along the bo rde.r of th fertile area are naturally adaptable to gra es, yet imported gra e have been found to be mo e valu ble than nativ tock, nd the it m of h l e comparatively small mu t be taken into ccount. Mr. Brigbt, to whom previous reference ha been mad probably ha conducwd more exten iv e experime nt. than any other dairyman in lo'lorid a. H e w s the fi.r t to o)Jiln an i e ranch on tbe re cla i med Ia ds of the Ever purchasing 14,000 acre ituated on on e of the tate drainag anal about si x miles from the center of Miami. He a joined v rat y a !at r in hi nterpri by Glenn Curt the aviation expert. A exten ive town :te wa laid out and the d velopment of i t as b gun. The town of Hialeah no o upi th former r n b ite and the dairying activitie have been pushed b ck som fi n1ile Into the Everglade v ral thousand ere having been set apnt for the town and its e anding featur including a motion picture tudio, an aviation field, a Jai-Alai fronton, a horse racing plant, a grey-hound race course an Indian illage a d other amu ement attractions beside many acres d dicated to streets and parks. But all this has failed to divert h. Bright'$ attention from his stoc and dairy farm. His experiments have been atched with 1ntere :t not only for their value to the dairy and stock rai ing industry as a whole in outh rn 1orida but because the were made on soi l of valu Mr. Bright ha conducted bis p riments under tile d irection of the U. S. De rtment of Agriculture. He ha trie d out ery v ri ty of gr hich w d m d to be th 1 likely of proving valuable, a total of no le th n thirty-ix arietie h Ying been put to tbc test. Out of th1 abundanc of xp ri ence co ering a period of several yean i t i annoo ced that Par.a g r a po the be t ating value, being practically the same a timothy in the more northerly sec t i on of th country. It cuts six tons to the acre at each cutting and may be cut from foar to five times e cry year. minol and Bermuda are con idered the t gra s m I nd Kapier belong to the cane family, and grow ten to fifteen feet high yielding twenty to twenty-nv ton to th acr Th cow re f d no hay. The pa turea are green a ll winter, and the hay is old at an v rage of $2 5 a ton. 'Th re a e gr ater opportunities in cat tl and ock r i here than anywhere,' said Bright. "When I am b r I wa told that I c ou ldn't grow hay here. -ow r am !'cJrng hay to the very eople ho Mf:asr. Curtis .lnd Brlcht ne "* m1"h interuted In p>"l% D via.t: o IIUid tow bll.ildl:il.c told me thi and I an' pa tur i g for othe ." Mr. Bright pointed out om mules that had been shipped to his ranch as yearlings and wh ich had grown to nlaturity on the pa turage without any other f ed. Th ir oat wer leek nd they were spry and skittish, thus giving i ndication no t on l y o r b ing w II f d but of the energy produc ing quality o{ their u enance. Guatemala grass ba blade l i ke lnd ian orn. Jt grow in stool and remain tender and ucculent, even after several cutting and in 1\fr. Bright's opinion i much b etter for cattle than alfalfa. Gordura, a Brazilian gras also st.and high in the ranehman' favor. It ha a ticky irup when cru hed, wh ich has a scent and ftavor like molasse and is commonly known a molasse grass. enu nolt gr a so named b P'rof. C. B. Pi]Jilr, W a hington representative in the forag d partme t on th co st tate !or tbe D p rtment of gri ulture. It i a native and running grass which roots at the joint and ha high food alue. It I dark and grows ten to tw nty inch high. It i too thick for mowing and will not erve a an ornamental. It might be ea ily mi taken for Bermud by tho e unfamiliar with it, though it has a coarse stalk, and a h ad $imilar t o crab gra with thr e or four pray turning brown. Giant Bermuda is commonly known in this ctlon as t. Lucie gra It i a running gr rooting from tbe joints and making a trong turf. It grows eighteen inches high and can pa ture two to three head of l)tock to the acr veraging: slighUv higher in this regard than Para gra R ft can be cut from four to five time a year and averag from one to o t..on to the acre at a cutting. P ra also is running g:ra rooting from tbe joints and grow tbree or four fe t high. I t has a wide blade, and a sprangly, light bro :vni h head -; ith three to fou inch spx-y lt is of outh American origin. lr. B rigbt u e udan, Kaffir corn and Egyptian wheat for annu als. ntk cow a'N) fed conc entrate uch as cot ton !!eed meal, peanut meal and r ce bran, but beef cattle and ot. het' toek ub s ist entirely on pa turage. om da;rymen r port higher yie l d per acre from api e r grass than Mr. Bright bas obtained, but at lea t hi tests, hlch have be e n enti lly practical may be taken representing a good aver age. Les pedeza, or Japanese clover is in Mr. Bright's opinion the logical outb ern alfalfa. He has fed i t in ,Jissouri and knew o f its popularity in Lou i s iana and Mi ippi and b.a own much of it at Hialeah. It seedl;l close to the ground and can tand closer g;ra21ing. He ba ut thre rop of alfalf in on e on and believes that it can be rown readily when the oil has become thoroughly aer ated, but for dependability he f vor Le p dezn. Mr. B ight in cl udes ra palum and carpet grass in his i g because tht.y stand tbe cold, a d of the pa palums he inclines to dilatitum, which bas proved itl merits on reclaimed land. It has a broad I af and foddery app aranc but does not grow high. atal grass ha. s not been proved satisfactory. It is woody and not good for hay or pastur e i f it is not taken at e actly the right time, which is just at the bloom. Wh t has been e tabli hed by Mr. Bright on his Everglades ranch ha$ been experi enced -; ith variations by dairy farme in other s ction of uthern Florid n does not plant red clover or alfalfa here. Some dairymen do not u e ensilage while othe do, finding apier gra mixed with corn an cellent feed. Tbe dry corn grain can be grown very well but its greatel!t value is in cutting It green and u ing it in ilo. an6ower a o are used with N pier gra and corn en ilage. Velvet bean and o are I o valuable crops. But in pite of the rapid tride with which the dairying industry ha gone forward in Florida this state still imports mil lions of dollars worth of m i lk, butte nd other dairy products annually. And Cuba which i ju t a night' de from Ham! is a large market, right t our doot"S, off' ring unusual opportunities to the dairyman. Some time ago there was tal k of estab li hing a conden ing plant at Miami, but it a given up because of the lack of an vail ble upply of milk. Y t, it be easily imagined that uch an indu try would pay handsome profits if an ample supply of milk might b h d for m nufacturing into conden d form. (Conti nue d on pag e 4) H u e tin.&' b y I December on t__ e C n.nda n tlie Everchulu

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    HOW MUCH DOES it COST PERCY GOTROCK who gnces Paln1 Beach with his presence durinf the winter months, considers bimsel for tunate if he can get through a s ason without parting hom fi(ty o r ixty thousand dollars. His "shack" on Ocean Boulevard ha a retinue of servants could man a hotel, and their wages are only a small part of Percy's expen e The way hls parties waste away his bank roll is almost crime. Of course, Percy could economize i1 he cared to-but wh t would his friends think! He ha to put on the dog or people will get the idea that the Gil tedge Investment Com pany, of which he i president, i going to the bow-wows. o he pours out his money as liberally as he does his Scotch. As for Mrs. Perryshe wouldn t thin k of coming to Florida without buying at least a dozen new gowns, or twenty pairs of hoe and a couple of thousand dollan worth of other stuff. Why, h wouldn't feel half dre ed. So she splurges hand somely, and Mr. Percy pays the bills Not everyone who winters in Florida can afford to d is regard expense like Mr. and Mrs. Percy. The y would l i ke to make a splash, PHhaps, and b ve tbeir pictures printed in tb Sunday supplements up North, but tb. ey can t do it. They have to watch closely ev ry item of expense, and if the total threatens to mount too high they stay up North, regard less of the di comforts of northern blizzards. The sunshin nd the flowers of Florida call th m, but they turn a deaf ear. So long a the cost remains within their m ans, they keep on eturning, year after year. FOR some rea on or other, the av :rage northern r h s a wild-eyed notion r garding the amount of money required for a winter in Flori da r ine times out of ten be estimates the co s t entirely too high Consequently, i f h e do s not hav e more than a mode t mount to svend, he stay away, ins i ting that Florida 1s a p l ace only !or b l ue-bloods with more money than th y know what to do with He sacrific h ealth and pleasure, and gains nothing. Ther i no regarding the cost of wintering in Florida. Despite a11 ideas to the contrary, a person can estimate b fore leaving home ho much his expenses will be. And he can com e i t h i n a few dollars of being right. There n ed b no guesswork about it. The first item to con ider i s the of transportati on. That is the simplest of all. By inquiring at the railroad ticket office the prospect i,.e to u i t can I arn e xactly 46 By KARL H GRISM R how much the far will be. For per.son.s living north of the Ma on-Dixon line and east of the ississippi the far" would prob ably average $60 each way, including Pull man, or $120 for the round trip, Following transportation, the next major item of expen e i that of rent. Although many touri ts liv in hotels1 the majority lea houses or p rtm nts xor the sea$0n. And the pri ces, of course, vary greatly. They range from a med i um of about $250 for the eason to $3,000 or even more. House in the most exclusive sections nat urally bring fancy sums But we are d i cussing living quarters for the a erage not for the mill l onalr The aput:l'llents that rent for $260 are naturally neither veryo. large nor in very desirable locations Usually th y t of one or two room a kitchenette. Som time they have private baths. But they are usually well furnis hed though not l/OW MVCll DOE TT CO T? "Only millionaires can afford to t utter in Florida" -how often ha e we Man! thtJt sta.t,ement? And there i$ not a word of truth i n it. If there were. nearl a million touri ts would not b coming Mre a h winter. ome dependable .figure the acii.Jal co t of wintering i n Florida ar given in. th.i article. TMy hould be of particular interest to thos contempla(ng ti. iting th.e unsh/ne tate for the fir t time. e pensively and two or thr e person can Jive in one of them v ry comfortably If th touri t d i r es to live clo er i n and will b e tisfi d with a sma ll apartment, he can find what he wants for about 300 or $350. Th.e clo e-in apartments obtain able at this pric e usually consists of one combination living and bedroom, kitch n ette, and privat bath. For two room be ides the kitch enette and bath, the pric rang from $360 to $460; for three rooms, from $500 t o 800 a nd s o on Apartm nts to Winter in Florida? at th e prices mentioned are, of cour e, furnished. mall houses, in th suburbs, can orne times be obtained for the same price as the cheaper apartments. A s a general thing, however, the minimum rent for a place with modern conveniences nd adegu te furnsh ings is about $400 or $500 Similar bouse!l within eight or ten blocks of the main busi ne district rent for from $500 up. A five room hou lose in, can be obtained for from 700 to $1,000. In the best locati on such a house would rent for considerably more. Jt must be under tood that the price m nti oned above are merely illustrative They cannot be dep nded upon to fit all ca es. The rental aloe of an apart.ment or house i determined by nutne:rou fa tors, th same as i n the North. For instance, a two-room apartment with medio cre furnishings and haphazard rvice might eXJ) nsive at $300 while the Mme size apartment in a modern building next door, with good furni hing s and d e pendable r vice might be cheap t $450. In other words, it all depen d Many persons may think the above rents are exce ive They probably would be in some of the Sl'llaller northern cities. It must be rememb red, however, that the houses and apartme ts in the resort city r ma i n empty during the summer months or lse re ren d for very small amounts. In ord r t o break ev n the resort city land lord mu t charge as much for the winter se ason as the northern landlord for the whole yea C rtAinly he is entitl d to a fa i r profit. In th i s onnection it may b well to men t:on that few Florida landlord attempt to profiteer. The y are tisfi d if th y can get a 15 -per cent r t\lrn oo tb ir in vestm n t to mc]ude ta es, depreciation wea r and tear on furnishing upk ee p and profit. No fairm i nded tourt t will object to t>aying :rents figured on thi bas is. The wide range of exi ting rents makes i t difficu l t to estimate exactly just what the toor;st ill have to sp nd for Jiving quart r W 11 inform d realtors, how e v r gr tb t the average amount spent by winter i 'tors of mod es t means is about $ 00 for the sea on. Tbe payment of thi amount se.cutcs a plac in whi b two, or ven :!our persons can liv comfortably. The toal"'i t can a a hundr d dollars or o by g tting a s mall e r p]a e in a less de sirable 1ocation, or, by pendin g a hundred dolla mor-e, he can get something better. It's up to him. But lor the purpose of timating the a >erage cost of wmt ring in Florida, t's use th $400 figure.

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    Ju t one more thing regarding living quarters. When the touri t comes to a Florida resort city he need not expect to rent a place on a monthly bas :s. With very few exceptions, all apartments and houses are rented by the season, and rents are tbe same regardless of whether the tourist tays one month or six. A moment's con sideration will show why it is necessary to adopt this policy THE next major item of expense, follow ing transportation and rent, is that for food. To give exact figures for this ex pen s e, of course, is impossible One touris t cooking his own meals, may live well on $5 a eek or less. Another, ating the mo s t xpensive foods at an e xpensive r es taurant, may pay $5 or more each day. The tourist may sp nd a much or ju t a s little as he chooses. It all depends' upon his appetite and his purse. There are a number of facts regarding the food question whi c h should be empha sized at this point. The first i that the price of food is not a bit higher in Flor:da resort cities than in the North. A few things may be a little more expen ive, but others will be much cheaper. Bulky ar ticles like flour and potatoes which are shipped in from the North may cost a little more on account of the freight rate But the prices of fresh goods, grown in Florida during the winter months, are much cheap-r. Striking a general average shows that the price of all food products runs just about the same as in the North. That means that prospective tourists can figure to a nicety just what their food will cost them. If they spend $15 a week for groceries and meat in the North, the y probably will spend $15 a week in Florida, pro vidmg, of course, that they do their own cooking. The cost for them may even be a little less, for the reason that people in Florida, where the weather is warm, do not have to eat as much as up 1orth, where the temperature drops to zero and below The calories that go for heating the body are not needed. By substituting ftsh for meat, the tourist can save in still another way. Fi h are cheap in all parts of Florida and if the tourist wants to, he can catch them for himself. There are fishing grounds near almost every resort in Florida where the fish bite voraciously. Even if the tourist does not cook his own meals he still can figure pretty accurately what his food will cost him. Unlikely as it may seem, restaurants and cafeterias in the re ort cities charge less than up North, due to unusually keen competition and lower overhead expense. One of the largest cafe terias in the city averaged up the checks for all meals served one winter and found that the average cost per me:ll was 59 cents. And that cafeteria has a reputation of serv ing liberal portions of only the best food. The tour1st who eats regularly in cafe teria and restaurants can figure that he can get by easily for $2 a day, and have everything he wants to eat. The chances are he will have enough l eft over from the weekly food a11owance of $14 to send a box of citrus fruit to h is northern friends occasionally To get back again to the froblem of estimating the average cost o wintering in Florida. A man and wife who propose the trip can figure that the cost of their meals, i! the wife cooks them hersel f. probably will average about $10 a week. Other household expen es, including gas, ice, and other incidentals, will co s t about $2 more, bringing the total to $12 a w ee k That is not a very liberal allow ance, to be sure, but thou ands of tourist live, and live well, on less. For a twentyfive-week sea on the total would be $300. Transportation, rent and food are the major items o! expense. A side from those there is nothing that will mount into money The matter of clothes can be dismissed almost entirely. The tourist need only bring his summer clothes and a few winter garments along with him and he will be all set. It he wants to buy new clothes while in the tate h e will be able to buy them as cheaply a s in the North. One thing certain is that the tourist will not have to buy as many heavy clothes in Flor ida as if he had stayed at home While speaking of clothes it would be well to remind the first-time touri t again to be sure to bring an overcoat and a few other warm garments. Florida winters are u.ndeniably lovely and the sun shines prac ttcally every day. But occasionally a north wind blows and the mercury drops almost to freezing and at such times an overcoat feels good mighty good. That may not more than once or twice during the w1nter, but there is no reason for being uncomfortable for even such rare periods. AMUSEMENTS will not cost the tourist half as much as it does up North. In the public parks he can play all manner of games; be can go fishing; he can attend the public band concerts and listen to the music of the best bands in the country; he can attend the entertainments of the tourist s ocieties. All this costs him next to noth ing. There always will be something to help him occupy his time and make him go home boosting Florida everlastingly. In summ arizing, l e t us figure how much it costs a man and wife. for instance, to enjoy a Florida winter. The transportation co s t for the counle would be, let us say, about $240. The apartment would be about $400. The cost of meals and hou eEver See A A life size image of the large rhynodon which was captured last June by Capt. Newton Kno wles, Claude Nolan and party a little north of Key Marathon, near Key West, has been placed on display at the Am erican Museum of Natural History in New York City. Exact measurements show the rhynodon to have been 38 feet from tip to tip. The girth behind the gills was found to be 23 feet. Working from these figures, Dr. F. N. Limekiller, who supervised the stuffing and mounting of the large fish, estimated that when captured it we i ghed clo s e to 40,000 pounds. This fellow which is now on display is the second member of his tribe ever cap tured in American waters. The fish was sighted at 8 o'clock on the moming by David L. Williams, a member of the party. Mr. Williams, who was ahead of the houseboat Wigo, in the launch Edithla, retumed to the houseboat and took the other members of the party on board the launch. All on board t-he Edithia could see the large fish swirling about in shallow water. The Edithia was brought within striking distance and the first har pon was driven into the sea giant at 8 :30 o'clock by Mr. Williams, then the battle started in earnest. Luckily the water was shallow and the fish was not able to maneuver with anything like the speed or strength of which he was capable. Fifty-three hours after Mr. Williams sent the first harpoon flying into the monster's body, and after 73 bullets and more than 25 harpoons had been sent into his body, the monster subsided. It was a battle those on board the Editbia will never f orget. L. L. Mowbray, chief aquarist of the New York aquarium, who was in Miami .at the time the fish was captured, caught the hold expenses, for a six-month season, would be about $300, considering that the couple ate at home. Allow $100 for in c i dentals. That brings the complete total up to $1,040, certainly not a prohibitive amount for persons in even very moderate circumstances. And yet by limiting ex penses to that amount, the man and wife will not be required to skimp and save. They will be able to live just as well, and in just as good surroundings, as they do up North. Moreover, it should be remembered that the $1,040 does not represent that much in addition to what the couple would have to spend up North. Inasmuch as they would have to eat up there just as well as in F l orida, the $300 for food and h o usehold expenses can be subtracted. And if they live in rented quarters at present, a large s J:ce can be taken out of the $400 item for an apartment. Even i! they own their own home and consequently would save nothing in respect to rent, there still re mains the fuel saving. And with coal sell ing at fancy prices that is no small mat ter. Making deductions for these duplica tions of expenses and savings, the $1,040 total is reduced to less than $500. Is a w::inter in Florida worth that amount? Is it worth $500 to leave the snow, and rains, and gloom, and sickness of a north ern winter, to go to the land where all the time is summer; where the mocking-birds sing their songs of gladness; where the palm trees are gently waved by warm breezes from gulf and ocean? We'll say it is! And when you come to Florida and try one of the summer-winters for yourself, you'll say so, too. Rhynodon? first train for Lon g K ey, where the fish had been towed. Mr. Mowbray, upon his arrival imme diately pronounced the catch a blue-blooded r hynodon typus of the rarest ray serene. On leaming from the aquarist the extreme rarity o! their catch, Captain Knowles and Mr. Nolan offered it to the cause of science. The museum immediate l y dis patched Dr. F. N. Limekiller to Long Key to take charge of the prize for scientific dissection and preservatio n The fish, tied strongly to the dock at Long Key, made his last but desperate fight to free himself from his captors that night. In the battle, which lasted f o r more than an hour, Captain Knowles was injured and came within an inch of being beaten to death by the tail of the large !ish. The dock to which he was held fast was torn partly down by the fish in his mad struggle for freedom. Knowing that unless a rope was placed around the giant fish be would gain his liberty, Captain Knowles dove from the dock with a rope in his hand. For more than twenty minutes he swam about t-he big fish awaiting his chance. Finally it came. He plac e d the knot about the large tail; a sudden flap of the tail, and Cap tain Knowles was knocked unconscious. Members of the party, who had witnessed the batt! from the dock, quickly dove from the dock and swam to Knowle's as sistance. The hawser which he had suc ceeded in placing about the fish's tail was made fast. In another hour the fish was dead. At Key West the large fish was pulled on Curry's ways where Dr. Limekiller, with the aid o! quantities of fa.rmalin and labor ers removed the hide and skeleton and packed it for shipment to New Y o rk. 47

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    Play's the 'Thing in Sunny Florida By ER:NEST E. GARRISON Talk about health talk about wealth Talk about sunshine and flow e rsBut play's the thing makes the welkin r i ng And whi les away the happy hours. Lawn Bowllnr Ja a Favorite PutiDM Amonr the Canadian Vhiton. PLAY' the thing-in Sunny Florida. Why does the "tired business man" inv en t an excuse for a southern busi ness trip along in January or February? Why do hundreds of thousands annually emulate the song birds and rush by every highway and byway to the land of sunshine and flowers? Climate? Ye s, that's true. But if the "tired bu si ness man" is honest, he'll t e ll you from his heart that it's the lure of golf, the irresistible calling of the game fis h in Florida waters, or orne other sport that makes him willing to travel hundred s of miles wh e n snow covers the links when lake s and stream are icebound to the Playground of America, where the sun shines every day. From Canada come the legions who love their national game, and would follow to the ends o f the earth t o play lawn bowling. From the frigid states of th e Eas t North and West come thousands who se most important ar ticles of baggage, in their minds, are their golf club and togs. From the sea board wept by the br ath of old Bor as for many months, some the doughty skippers of pleasure craft who e k t he invigorating reflection of a warm un on blue Florida waters. From farm, city and ham let come hundreds of thousands who hav e learned that the sun i s a pleasant playmate-an adjunct to a n y sport. And s o they come to play. those month s when they are only a memory in the cold North. Florida is famous for the h ealthful bene fit s of its i nvigorating winter sunshine. And play and recreation help the hundreds of thousand s who come here to secure the maximu m benefit from the equable winter climate. Nothing stirs up sluggish blood and slugg is h mind s so thoroughly as the excitement of a favorite game, whether that game b e outdoo r checkers, golf, polo or water sports. The citie of Florida, realiz ing that occupation is tremen dou ly important i n the average mortal's sch e m e o! happ iness, provide faciliti es for play o! e v ery kind, and it is through tbe playgrounds that F lori da is winning more winter vi itor s and more permanent r e idents every year. Ea t Coa t, We s t Coast, all around the State, play's the thing that makes this sunn y land a happy land for hundreds of t hou sands 'of winter visitor s. The development of faci l ities fo r sports and recre ation i a serious bu siness enter pris e in which winte r r esort cities through out the tate have invested large capital. The building of golf courses, bas eball fields, race tracks, yacht basins and harbors, roque courts, tennis courts, bowling greens, horse ho pitchjng lanes and other play grounds has cost the cities which annually play ho t to hundreds of thousands, large sum Yet without these appurtenances, a winter in Florida would not have the appeal that i s now drawing t he eyes of million s toward t he State. Ther is a psycology in the adv ertisi ng of Florida's winter resort cities. "The unshine City," "It's springtime all the time in C learwater," "It's June i n Miami" -the se truthful and a dmirable logans awaken impu l es and desires that many in the col d North have stored away, mentally, until springtime com es again. In mid winter, wh e n the devotee of sport has begun t o miss his round of golf, hjs wa ter sports and other out door activities, hi s eye rests upon the advertising of a Florida city and d e sir e to resurrect his pet game surges to the front. And it i s to the credit of Florida's advertising that many thousands "obey that impul e," pac k a hurrie d kit and h ie themselve to Suniland While the Ea t Coa s t of Florida has bee n d evel op ing its playgrounds for a longer period than has the West Coas t there is e\i dence that the West Coa t and other sections of the state are coming into their own. St. Petersburg, Tam pa, Clearwate r Braden t on and Fort Myers are building greater play grounds ach year and are attracting more winter visitor Is there an outdoor occupation (except, of course, those sp orts which must be "enjoyed in an atmosphere wh ich the toes and bite s the no se ) wh ic h lacks a quota of devotees throughout the Florida winter? We do not know of one. All those plea sures wh ich make the summer time America's play time, are found in Sunny Florida during Walter Ha ...,, Golf Champion, on the Bear Creek CourM at St. Petersburg, for ex ample, provides facilities (Continued on pag e 84) 48

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    They Built the Back Country First H W A GROUP of SUBSTANTIAL F AR, EI G MEN P L A ED A LAKE,ENCIRCLED CITY rEARS AHEAD CITIE towns, villag s, u ually gt'OW from the ins ide out' rd. ome body tra eHng along a "line of l t r istanc come aero a trategic lo at: on, and tarts g n ral to or a mill, or a ferry, or om thing lik that. Oth rs trav ling the same route top ov r for a day or o; the time lengthens and the wayfarlc'rs build houses, and fo, o w community h. come into being. That i th way i" hich itic of th nited tat n of the world hav b 11 l o t d Md built., and the ian ha age-Ion tradition ba k o'f it. But ornet i m it happens that hardy ou1 r ver th y tern. In t ad of founding their n w ity fi t nd d veloping it farm ing r gion afterwards, they t about build ing u the 'back country" without e! rn e to a o 'bl e m tro'[>Oii to be cr ated, nd nit until a olid, ubstanti 1 and pro :perou agricultural, horticultural or oth rwise productiv ction ha come into be in g before giving thought to the creation of a new city. 1. hat i th way in which Lake .lfred, n e w t potential ctty of central South Florida, i coming into exi t nee. With its orrounding t rritory brought to a high tag of d velopment, it is now turning toward the bu:Jding of a real city, nobly plann d a long entirely modern lin wb j h ar to avoid the mistake!! that so oft n m r what might have n b autiful and attractive comtnuniti had th fore ight of the fi t builde fully vi ion d the poljljibilities. Lake Alfr d, one of the two northern g t wa.y to th n tire c nic Highlands or Ridge section of outh Florida, o cu pi e a com m and i RJ.! position a reg rd line of automobile nd rail traveL At the center of tb town ite one of the m i n trav eled motor highway s of Florida branch one fork ext wide and with rnooth ly weeping urv toward Lak I nd, Tampa and tb uJf sec tion, the otb-r pa sing southward through Florence Vil la, Winter Ha\"' n Lake Wal von Park and th other B y H. GLOVER (; rn citie of the famous R idge ection. 1 ; mil s north a tward th e railroad al s o br. 1 n h at Hain C ty, where th e enic Hi hum div' on I v the main lin e tr v r ing th Ridg s lar south a > the borders of Lake Ok c hob bil e th e other line runs outhwe tward toward th Gult. tratcgically no b tter locatio 1 ou l d h v b n :t'oon d fot a thr iving city than th :tc of Lak Alfr d; lrom the viewpoi n t of agr i ultural and horti ultural productiv ne !I and sheer loveline of i hill and all eys and myriad lake fL ing lik azure j wei onder the azure skies it is dotlbtful if noth r location a beautiful could ha e been found in all of oulh Florida. Half a m n w l'(l primarily r e pon ibte for the original de elopment round what in a few lear will be the city of Lake Al'fred. Foor of the e came from nortb rn tates that ar winter-boond for si x months out of th y ar; anoth r had h i hom in a tate aln ost qually frigi d during the inter month ; wbtle tb sixth wa r eared in Dundee, otland. Mr. F. C Ga:rdo r, of Fargo, North D kota jEd Pi eree and W. F. Froen,ke of helaon, Korth Dakota Dr. J. 1. of Titu vill e Pennsyivaoia; D r. C. W. Adan1 of D troit, Michigan, and Mr. AI xand r ta::kay of Dundee ew York, were the of I k Al(red -th m e n primarily re ibl e f o r the citru d v lopm nt th t d ervedl y i cla ed among tb fin t in a II !'lorida, and are now among tho e at the h ead of th proje t for building a cit who e back cotmtry lr ady has b n in tensively dev e loped The three orth Da o t n wer tb: fi:rst, the others coming a Jjt tfe lat r, although they rri ved long b fore th p ioneer work had re ch d ny thing like a tag of compl tion. Howev er,. a an indicati o n o f th rapidity ith hich things mov i n outh Florida when one the m "tial impetus has be n glv n, h rdl y a decad and a hal has elap d since this litt le group of r en beg.:n t he ork that has onv rted bro d acr o f pin and oa for e t into b eauti ful itru. grov Fourteen years ago the preliminary work wa begun. Today th l..ak AI fr d developm nt in elude mor than five thousand a c r of bearing orange and grapefruit groves, w i th mor than four hundred thou nd thrifty w alth-producing tr es th golden bar or which are h ndl d by p eking hou e that i among the mo compl t aod moo to be found. in the entire tate co ting upwards of 125, 000 and with a capacit of four thou. nd box of fruit a d3y. The packing hou e was built by til Lake A)fr d 'tru G r ow n;' Aljljociation and its is distributed through tl1 Florida itru E chan ge The six pioneers, Gardn r. Pi rc Fro mke, Mackay, Critclllow and Adam from their vov furnish a large part of tit fruit that i s handled by tb:i model e tablishment-. T h fi t three origin ally o rated through an oll'anh:atioo, st'll in e xtstencc, known a the Florida Fruitlands Compaoy. Hardly more than a y ar ago these men and other who <:arne later and wbo now hold more or le ex tensive intcrc. ts in and around Lake Alfred to talk over the uo ibility of stabli h ing a real ity in the neart of the grove develop ment. Only the merest uggestion of a T(>al villag e xist ed up that time a {c :v 4)

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    Alexuder M.cby, a Scotduxuua ol l.are world a .lfire, built bl bo17.l alllid tb. piA fadllC o11e of tbe buutlful l.ali:u mall tores opposit e the At lantic Coa t Line railroad station, small hotel in the big, p rklike quare that is to be the new city' center, and a little gl'ouping of a f w r idences. Although hardly a year ha elap : ed i nce the definite plan took form, the strid s tbat have been taken what can b d one when men of v ision and of wealth to nable th em to carry out their idea t about the doing of a ta k. V i ion, wealth, energy, plus an id ea l location a a gateway on main tn el d road plu million of dollar represented by an already built up and pro ducing back country, forms a combination that in the natural order of things cannot be beaten. So, broad ts and avenues have b ee n cut through the grov that lie w ithin the boundaries of the town ite; a city water works plant and syl!tcm have been install d, providing what i s declared to be the!u t and bt>st water in the tate; a broad boul ,-ar more than thirty miles long has b e n urveyed around a group of the beautiful lakes that lie partly in ide the limit of the n ew city; three and a half miles of c m nt dewalks arc in cours e of con truction; p vi[lg of the new streets i s under contr ct, and a develop program has ?ecn definitely mapped out that 1s expeeted to r qwre ten years to complete. Features of this plan that ar to be carried out during the coming year indicate the magnitude of the work and prove the faith of tho e back of it. A new school build ing is to be ere ted t a cost of $100,000. There id nts of Lake Alfred are to vote on a bond i u of $300,000 for additional treet and road paving. Arrangeme nts have been com pleted with a large bond and mortgage company for the financing of homes and bu iness tructures, and five modern tore and five hand orne new homes ar to be tarted Immediat ely. The ana embraced within the limits of Lake Alfred comprise more than ix thou nd cres, with larg or mall lakes on every side. rom the hjghest points in the town ite the e Ink are visible in every direction, the gl eaming waters catching the ere where er on turns The elevation of the new crt is 20 f above sea level, the ground loping away in a manner that a ures perfect drainage and maximum circulation of air. A s has been stated, almost all of the land within the limits of the ne 50 city h s been planted to citrus fruits of various kinds, and nearly all of these groves are in full bearing1 som of the tre verit abl giants of tn ir kind being nearly fiite.en years o l d and attaining a height of mor than twenty-five f et. Streets and avenues of the new city in many in tances1 h ve been carved through these groves, ana scores of beautiful citrus trees have b en felled to make way for modern dev el op m ent. It is not alone on its citrus fruits that Lake Alfred mu t d epend, ho ever. Along the shores of the lakes are wide tr tches of muck land which, after a minimum of drainage ba been provided, yield immense crops of all kinds of vegetables and b r ri Several of the land owners who e property borders on the lake s have nlade large plantings of banana the broad leave of which, with their deep, v lvety gre n, s how the vigor and of the pl nts and promis.e profitable returns. Some of the best strawberry fields in South Florida lie around Lake Alfred, and a f w plantations of Florida Marvel b lackberries have hown yields that would amaz.e a northern grower. It is borne in mind that all of th e latter developments are still in the experimental stage. Vegetable and truck growing have not been tried on a large commercial scale a yet; and the same is true of bananas and berrie.s. But the uccess that has attended the experim ental work with small plant ings and garden has be e n such a to encourage the belief that re--ults on an ampler scale 11.'111 be proportionately gr at, and larg ly in-rea d plantings of winter and early pring veg etable and small fruits are feature of pre ent activities in and near r ,a ke fred. value a r sidcnc in t ad of grove property, rai e the entire valuation in ueh a manner as to ke p the actual taxes I vel. Rome wa not built in a d y, according to th bromidic old ax:iom. Neither do the men who are backing the buildinl of the new city of Lake Allred contemplate making the mis take of trying to create a city in a year or two. The plana adopted by the Lake Alfred Improvement Company extend over a period of at l east ten years, whi h fa t in itself ia a uTance of the p rmanence, stability nd value of the work to b e ac ompli bed. Nor is the new city's appeal to b made to Tom, Dick and Harry; rath er, it i pur po d to create a really beautiful cityl around II cla es of the bu.i dings of which the highest class of re strictions are to be thrown. Ther i to be nothing cheap or shoddy about even the most mode t hom e or th lea t pr tentious of th new Lake Alfr d' re idence.s and business tructures. The new school building i to be one of the hand om t and mo t complete tructur of its kind in the state, the plans for the building b ein g in the bands of an architect of nation-wide fam A new railroad tation, al ready included in the of the Atlantic oa t L1ne railroad for the conling year, i to b an ar hitectural gem. Designs and plans for the new home and busin building upon which work is to be tart ed probably before the la t January leaf i torn off th 925 calendar ar of a degree of originality nd attractive n s unu ual in tb a.rcbitect ure of any new city. Plan uch as the e, parts of the mosaic which i to be the conl pleted city, are d tlnite a A ssessed valuation of the town of Lak e Altred is $1,175,000, ba ed on a fifty per cent valua tion with a tax rat of about nine mill o that actual ta es paid are so low as to be almost ridic ulous. Further, ac c ording to the development plans air ady worked out m detail, the city im provement program attendant on the immense development will not op. crate to increase the tax es to any appreciabl ext nt, for the reason that the property now being divided and o'Dened within th city, will becau e of i incre e in palau aTe found h the toW to4ay

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    Four thouoand or bearin rove ourround Lalco Alfred main highway, is Camp Munson, declared to be among the finest and most completely equipped automobile camps in the whole South. Adjoining Camp Munson is Lake Alfred's aviation field, with hangars, shops, etc., to care for the haiC dozen planes owned and flown by Lake Alfred men. Dr. Adams, one of the original Lake Alfred pioneers, maintains his own private hangars, with two big planes in which he makes frequent flights between his big grove proPerties and Dayton, Oh io, or Detroit. The plans for the building of Lake Al fred, and the lives and careers of the men back of thos e plans, alford material for half a dozen stories of accomp]ishment more interesting than any fiction, and more fascinating because they are true tori e Perhaps in another article, a little may be told of Alexander Mackay, Dundee Scots man and associate of the world's mightiest financial giants; of Dr. Critchlow, former minister of the Methodist church and later an outstanding figure wherever new oil fields have b ee n across the continent; of Craig, citizen of the world, in per sonal charge of the development work-of any or all of the men of big business wh o have found time in the bustle of their larger affairs to set about the creation here of a city in a etting of orange groves, beneath the cerulean skies of South Florida, and who are giving their time and their money and ther ability to the task in unstinted meuure, becau e they love the land their work is enriching and because they bel:eve to the fullest. in its boundless possibilities and capablities unde r proper and intelligent direction. ln many young towns the urance that those wbo do not fit into tbe picture will not come to Lake Alfred, and that means congeniality-the gath ering together of people of like tastes, like instmcts, like inclinations, and the building of a city of real homes and friends and neighbors. The Lake Alfred Women's C1ub is already in existence, one of its functi ons being to aid in the deve]opment and beautificati on of the city and to form a nucleus around which com muni t y and social activitie s The ExchaD&'e packiDIJ hou1o I poh>tecl out u t .he -t complete In Florida proper community p1rit i$ lacking. The citiz ns divi d e into facti ons and dissention r es ults whi .ch oftenti mes blocks the wheels o f progres s But the substantial m e n beh i nd Lake Alfre
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    TAMPA'S MODERN B U r LDI NG ERA By F RANK LIN 0 AD AM S JR. R EALlZATION of the age-old truth that artistic beauty and practical utility can and should go hand in hand in the designing and con struction of a ll classes of bui l ding, and ap plication of this truth in residential, busi ness, hotel and apartment, church and special designing, is one of the striking evi d nc o f Tampa's esthetic awakening and the development h ere of a real appreciation of architectural fitness. The o ld Greeks and Romans knew thi truth, and the Egyptians and Assyrians before them; and it was not wholly lost in the "dark ages" that intervened between the ancient years of spacious leisure and the era that we call modern. The architectural history of practically every American city has been a hi tory of monstrosities, of stl"\lctural mongrelism, of fundamental ugliness made more hideou s by rea.;;on o f blind, undirected efforts toward beauty. Only as ci t ies gt ow older and wiser is the truth recogn i zed that for a home to be wholly livable and satisfying to all of the artistic senses, correct designing and plann ing must b e wedded to equally artistic construction ; that a busi ness or offic e building may be s omething more than a four-square pile of brick and mortar and stiU fulfill its purpose; that a hotel or apartment building that i more than a huddle of cubbyholes, a sort of am plified offic e desk for the filing away of its human contents, actually pays much b igger dividends and at the same time pleases the eyes of "home folk" as well as of strangers. It takes time for the builders of a city to realiz e that a church may and should be more than a structure with stamed windows and a surmounting steeple or be lfry. Tampa is perhaps more pecu liarly suited to the development of artistic individuality in arcbi tecture and construction than most southern c ities. Never hav ing been strictly a "tourist" city, basing its growth or its verv existence on an annual influx of visitors trom the colder r egi o ns, Tampa always has had, back of and beyond its appeal a s a delightful place i n which to spend the winter months, a solid and substantia l commercial and indus trial foundation and tion, and superior to those exlsting in most other plac es In pite of this per haps because of it--Tampa's name and fame until recently hav e chiefly been broadcast to the world by the labe ls on the boxes of Tampa's famous clear Havana cigars. The movement that is building a new Tampa had its incepti on in preliminary plans for a wond erful boulevard along the shore of Hillsborough Bay-a b'Oulevard with two broad drives, four wide and beautifufly landcaped parkways, a doub l e track electric car line down tbe m i ddle, roomy sidewalks, and a so lid and enduring seawa ll. I t has taken three year to di l)<>Se of all of the prob l ems, to overcome the obstacles and to clear the ground for the actual beginning of the work; but it i s now under way. Meanwhile the germination and develop ment o f an artistic sense In Tampa con tinued, finding flower in of new homes thoughtfully and artistically de signed a nd planned in a consc i ous seek ing for a range of styles and types that would b lend and harmonize with, melt i:nto and b el ong to Tampa's subtropical environment. Nor has the effort been con fined to home building; the new apartment structures and hotels required by Tampa in its status of the most rapidly growing large city of the south have felt the in fluenc and show it. New office buildings that are rapidly changing Tampa's skyline carry the newer note in their de igning. Two years ago filling stations in different parts of the city began to be more than mere place at whi ch to buy gasoline and oil for motor cars and took on aspects that rival the motion picture palaces. Now the real estate offices are falling into li ne and ar b ing onverted into Spanish-Mission and Italian examples of the new architectural note in Tampa. An instance of this is found in on e of the larger offic es of this kind of city, the interior of which has been remodeiP..d into a miniature repl ica of a Spanish mansion, surrounding a patio in which are beds o f flower s, a. fountain and all the appurtenances of a hacienda in Castile. Adding to the general effect is a section of roof covered with ancient handmade t : les brought direct from Spain. Could realism go fat>ther? Som e of the major suburban residential adjacent to Tampa already are. featurmg what, for want of a better name, may be termed modified Spanish Maori h or Spanis h-Mi ssion r esi dences, architecturally correct and l en ding themselve admirably to the environment of towering palms, moss drape d oaks and a general subtropical atmosphere and setting. Strik ing examples of these styles are to be found in Beach Park, facing Old Tampa Bay, and in Virginia Park, originally planned and partly developed by the late Mrs. Potter Palm e r of and Tampa. In the former, one particularly striking example is iUustrated herewith, in wbich the de sign, from foundation to roof, inside and out, adheres as closely as :possible to Cas tilian Spanish models, w1th furnishings brought from Spain or accur11.te reproductions, in design, materials and coloring, of Spanish ori g inal -Several variations of the Spanish -Moorish type are foun d in Virginia Park, where of palms, hibiscus, poinsettta and other tropical growths have been designed to lend added con v)ction to the architectural de sign and type. Alon_g Tampa's beautiful Bayshore Boule vard, where spacio u ground admit of practically any treatment and where vistas are bro. ad, the newer and more pre tentious residences ha e followed a variety of types. At on e point is an artistically designed Italian villa, reproducing in stucco exterior, tiled rooi and varicolor ed frie z e under the eaves the exotic M editerranean tintin$"s, materials and construction an extreme fidel i ty. Not far distant is an a wonderful b a c k country. Trade cen ter of a territory extending for a distance of more than 200 mile s up and down the Gulf Coast and more than half way across the peninsula of Florida, Tampa bas .been and is an all the year aroun. d ci_ty, boasting of chmat1c and eral livin g cond iti ons at least equal to those encountered in any other community of like size and populaTampa Terrae. Hotel, urulrr "onatructioll, a tine of moderD arcbitectu:ral clea l excellent exaropl of the Vi rginia colonial, designed by on e of the foremost architects of the country, and striking in its dig nified simp 1 i city, though not in step with the type p r e d o tn 1 n a n t in Tampa's more recent r es idence designing. Along this beautiful drive, beside the wi:de b I u e siretcne.s of 52

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    iD Beach Park an. d Vlr61nla Park are of the modi fied SpulabMoorlah type Hill borough Bay, ma y also be e n xamples of other colonial types--the N ew England, the Dutch, and faithful r eproduc tions of Ol d Maryland plantation homes, together with more or l ess pl eas ing combinations or ev o lutions o f various types. On e of the archite c tural gems of the whole s outh i the Casino and swimming pool at Templ e Terraces, mill i on orange grove and re i den ce development a few mil s northwest of Tampa. In this b eau tiful structul'e the Spani h note has found its most ct ex pression i n a building that, to the trained eye as well as to that of the layman, pre ents not a single jar ring aspect. Even the heavy ceiling timbers pre sen t the aged appearance one fi .nds in o ld struc ture ; doors, a l s o of weatherod timber, hang on h e a v y hand wrought hinges and fasten with latch es of the same kin d Arabel.iqu es in deep blu almost purple and in tawny oran ge and yellow, that form the d corativ e note, would be startling, eve n glaring, if the mellow ap pearanc of had not been imparted to the m s o arti t1ca1ly as to r e produce e xactly th e softness of years; while the heavy, but graceful furniture in blackened oak, l e nd s the compl e t i ng touch to a most satisfying interior. The e xteriort modeled in con formanc with the Des t tradi tions of Spanish architecture, has rough tucco sur fac e over which ha bee n laid the bl e n ded b lues and buffs of M editerranean tinting. The wl-ln.: POOl and Caoino at Tmp'e I& an architectural rem One of the newest apartment hotels in Tampal just compl eted, bears the Spani sb Moorisn impress from red tiled roof to foundation, with as great a degr ee of fidelity as is pos sible in a structure of its kind; and the note has been car ri e d out in the deep buff t inting of the tucco e x te rior. Another build i ng of this kind, now under construction and to b e nine stories high, topped with an elaborate ly planned and decorated roof garden, oc cup ies a commanding site on the Bayshor e Bou levard, and when completed will b e a landmark visible tw nty miles or more down the Bay. Here, too, the architect has endeavoredc in design and mate r i als to give a rapidly o e veloping trend manif t in p_ractically all cla es of build i n g in thi s Ctty. Perhaps in no oth e r single resp e c t has Tampa s o markedly a s in the de of tts office buildings; but eve n in tht s fi e l d notab le strides have b e n and are being take n. Until two y ears ago thi city had only two inter in gly design e d offi ce housing a bank and tru t company which built it, the other a modern office structure, a s the word "mod ern" wa defined at the time wh n i t wa s built. With in th e last two years another of Tampa's fina nc ia l i nstitutions has built its own mas and dignified h om e, although the Doric (or Corinthian) style of architecture gives it an air of lonely aloof ne in t h warmer and more cord i al atmosphere of t h e Mediterranean types. Two new office structures--one in an advanc ed stage of construction, the oth e r soon to be b e gun strike th e note of today i n designing. One, the home of one of Tampa's daily n ewspape rs, is to send up a gracefully planned tower-like structure tw e lv e tories in height beside the four story newspaper build ing The other, designed in the peculiarly cathe drallike style so generally adopted by American architects for office truc tures, wUl be strikingly diff erent, from e v e r y point of view, from any building of the kind yet ere cted in Florida. In each of the lines comm ented upon, Tampa has made vigorous strides in the remarkably brief space of two or three years. From a c ity witb a commercial section composed of hideously plain and ordinary three or four story brick blocb, and resi dential sections and suburbs that one may charitably term commonplace, Tampa is rapidly developing Into a metropolis o f handsomely designed business and office structures, hotels and apartments that are (Continued on page 82) In th e lin e of e cel esi a tical archi tectur the new First Presbyterian Church and man se have attracted the attention of ar chitects aU over the country and have eli cited highly favorable comment and com mendation from the be t known men of the profession in the United States. Whil e at f 1rst blush the traditions of the church e b edded in the of Scotch hills ana granite mountam do not s ee m in line with the design of the new structure, second thought admits that different atmospher e and environment call for ditf rent tr a t ment; and in any event, the trl king line of the church and manse cannot fail to elicit admiration, even though the planti ngs of palms that have been decided upon a the fini bing touch have by no mean b ee n completed. MaaJ' of the reoldeacu adhere clouly to th. old Caatillan Spanleh ....-.Ia ill d.&l6a aad colorinr 53

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    HIGH-JACKING THE GAME HAVE AN GABRIEL and HYDRASTIS E XPERIE N CE with \tSWEETENED'' DICE DICES be yo' age!" "C'mon, li'l squah mabble w in {o' yo' pop." "Shoot all or any paht o' it!" "C'mon, black man, Ah craves action!" "Is yo' faded? Lissen Mah twenty dollah bill has yo' li'l one-spot seabed t death!" Had an arm of tbe Jaw h appened along Kay street in "The Scrub,'' Tampa's Dark town, along about eleven o 'cl ock one night, these and similar remarks from a room on the second ftoor of a rather nondescript look ing structure in the middle of a block doubtless would have convinced bim that no prayer meeting was going on at that place. And none was. Instead, the B. 0. 0. B. S Club, recently organized by Hydrastis Pinch beck and Gabrie l Moses, negro promoters of everything but work, was celebrating the evening in its customary manner. The initials pell one thiJlg, but they really meant the "Benevolent Order of Black Sheep," which, after all, was quite ap propriate. For they were unquestionably b l ack in co l or, and so me in the other manne r in which the adjective i s usually applied. In addition, the y were sheep, for did they not come nightly to the shearing in the joint op erated by the ex-Texas darkies? For once the mouse like Hydrastis and the elephantine Gabriel were playing a winning game. They merely provided the room, and let the others do tbe gambling At fir t that took a great deal of will power but when th ey found out that th ''kitty1 they were fattening in thls manner soon would be quite a cat, both of the partners ere abl e to restrain their 1acial enthul-1iasm for gambling, espec ially as they felt more than reasonably certain that in some cases the dice were loaded or the cards were marked. The room was long and broad, and not too well lighted. This latter fact, of collrse, played into the hands o those boy s wh o could shift a dice when the hi!tin g wa. good, or could tell the right card by the mark of a thumbnail previously placed. In th. e two weeks that Gabriel and Hy drastis had been operating the place, the room had undergone considerable of a metamorphosis At nrst it had been qu ite bare, with the exception of two dilapida ted pool tables, which indicated how the forme r proprietor had made his living, or rather his failure. Technically it was still a pool table. The tables were ready for action, and a number of cues stood in racks on the walls. But actually it was a nice little gambling den. How it evaded the eyes of the Tampa police ill a question they'll have to an wer. However, the law cannot be everywhere at once, and the police were willing to give the place the benefit o f the doubt for a few weeks. Of course. Gabe and his minia ture pal realized that it was risky business, but they nearly always were risking either their pocketbooks or their skin, so they not greatly wonied ovel' that. Then, too it was something tbat could be do11e without a great deal of extra eifort on their part-all they had to do was pass out cigars, S4 By TOM FREEMAN see that the games were not too far from the leve l and that pistols and razors were left at the door to be "honed A burly negro paused in the doorway blinking at the light before advancing to one of the circles on the ftoor wbere dice were in action. He was as big as Gabrie11 and much meaner looking. But that dia not keep Gabriel from stopping him before the man broke into tb. e charmed circle of those who were flirting with fortune. "We aims t' run a g emmun's game here/' Gabriel exp l ained. "Dat means dat in ease of an a rgument yo' won' be able t' use nufiin' but yo' ti ts. Somepin' seems t' be bulgin' yo' chest undah yo' lef' abmp it. A p'sotvah? Ahh-hum, Ah thought so Well, sub, yo'll have t' lt:ave dat heah t' be honed i fn yo' wants t' play wit dese boys heah. I The newcomer trode over to a circle on the floor, a group of men who were using the magical words with which the Senegam bian polo balls are conjured to yield up gold, silver and bill Gabriel turned and looked at the late t arrival at a sigh from Hydrastis. "Mah goodness '-'Wbut's de matte h Ras?'' "Look at de roll dat nJggeh's wieldin' He rnus' be de son o' ol' man Mint hisself." This actually appeared to be true, for the stranger had withdrawn from his pocket a wad of bills that not only would have choked a cow, but would have given a hip pop,otamus lockjaw Is dis a privu t game or c'n anybody git in?" he asbd tbe circle on th-e floor. "On'y visitin' cahd yo' needs," p i ped up a little darkey J!&nled Prudential P erki ns, All eyu were centuOII on the aa he withdrew lrom hla pocket a wad ol lilOa that would have c lveD hippopotamua lodtjaw. Heab's yo' cb k. Yo' c'n git yo' gun on de way out.'' Carrying out his disarmament program, Gabriel coal.Ced the from its reluctant possessor, and depos1ted it with an odd eot lection of razors and other hardware in a little safe back of the cigar case. Gabriel a11d Hydrastis had acquil'ed that safe with this very end in view. It wasn't much as a strong-box--can opener likely would have been enougb to loot it-but it d i d otfer the means of protection the partners wanted. In case a rumpus started, all Gabe had to do was to Jdck the ufe door and the rumpusers would be left weapohless, with the of the pool balls and cues, which are weapons aplenty unless a man is spoiling for a real blood-thirsty battle. "is one o' dem savin's s'tificates signed by Unc le Sam." "Well, boy s, dat's whut Ah got nuftin previous. How soon c'n Ah git mah tingehs on dem dice?" "Soon's dey comes yo' way agin. Yo' s.tandin' in de wronJ place right now Dey jis went by dere, an yo'll have t' wait until de y comes roon' agin Howsomever, yo' c'n fade, ifn yo' feels lucky." "Feel lucky? Boy, Ah'm ol' man Luck s onJy son. Le' me fade dis next th'ow untirely." He was granted that questionable honor with.ou t audible dissent. his luck was not yet in the opera.tin&' room, for the two one-dollar bills he laid down on a mmilar amount faded away like hailstones under an August sun But evidently he was a good loser, for he said nothing, only

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    fading again after the dice had passed a couple of players. Again his money melted away. "Ah thought yo' claims yo' is lucky," vouchsafed Prudential, thus showing that he did not always live up to h is name. "Jis yo' wait. Mah luck is jis wahmin' up." "Well it mus' a' been awful cold." This earned for Prudential, who was not oversize as men go, a stiff from the tranger. Prudential dived into a pool of silence Finally the dice reached the big man with the big roll of bills. Taking the tiny cubes in his enormous bands, he rolled them back and forth, blowng upon them the meanwhile He kept this up so long that the others became palpably nervou "How come yo' doin' dat s o much?" de manded Sluefoot Harris, a tall and kinny darkey, di stinguishe d by a light-brown dreby bat. "He's tryin' t' put luck into 'em, o' course," was Prudential's explanation. "Dey's mo' an' one way o' puttin' luck into dem li'l shootehs," Sluefoot commented darkly. The newcomer paused, one hand folding up in a threatening manner. "Now jis whut does yo' mean by dat?" he demanded in a warlike tone. "r uffin', nuffin' a-tall," Sluefoot reasured him, backing away a step or two. "Ah jis meant dat yo' mout rub 'em on yo' pants leg, or talk t' 'em, or somepin' like 'at." Well dat's all right. On'y be careful whut yo' mean, 'cause Ah's a touchy niggeh." With that, he to ed the pair of cube out across the floor. Slithering across the plank they clinked again t the block that was being used for a backstop. nake-eye ," howled Prudential. uyo bain't got yo' luck yet. Does yo' give up d e dice?" "Ah doe not." The stranger' eye fla bed full of fire at the fact that anyone should even consider so preposterous a pror.osition 'Heah's five dollabs," h growled, con temptuously slapping the bill into the n1id dle of the circle. "Get on it, boy 'cau e Ah's goin' t' give it a ride." One eager darkey flipped down two oiled bills, and another placed a two and a one on top of the fiver. The strang r di dain fully, gingerlyt picked up the two-dollar bill and handea it bac k to it owner. "Ah'Jl th'ow against de Iuckie t man whut evah had dese in his han's," he explain d, "but a two-doUah bill is jis like a woman: yo' can't talk back t' one. Ah'll be clanged i fn Ah'll th'ow against one o' d cus ed things. Put down gemmun's mon e y, or let it stay open." The owner of the two-dollar note, thu. reprimanded, filed it in his watch pock t. and laid a one-dollar bill and two halves in its place. The big boy shook the bones until it seemed they could be heard across the street. Again he released them and they clattered across the floor. "Is it a seven," queried the stranger, "or does mah eyes deceive me? Ah'm on de gravy train an' Ah'm goin' t' ride! Who stays by me? De fare am now ten dollahs !" Evidently there were plenty of gamestcn in the room who wanted to be Like leav es in autumn a cloud of bills flitted to the floor. Crack! The dice smac ked against the backboard "Eleven!" the stranger yowled. "Dat's de Prince o' Wales, de high hat numbah! Ab tol' yo' all Ab could feel m .ah luck comin' on. She lays as she is. Admission to dis show is now t enty rocks, an' yo' c'n sho' see an eyeful!" Technical ly, he hould have drawn down a little money at this juncture. The fact that he did not cau ed the others to look upon him with a vague but growing feeling of suspicion. However, they were real gamblers, and his coin again was soon covered. "Ow-o-o!" Prudenti al mourned when he once more saw the five and six staring up ward at him. "Mah education is about completed." "Heah's whuh Ah drags some," sa id the stranger, raking in all but his original five dollar bilJ. "Ah'll let dat one lay, ifn any one feels lucky." Sluefoot Harris, watching the big darkey quite closely, "felt lucky." And ure enough, the big fellow sevened out, Slue foot p)ck ed up the five, and the next man took the dice. Hydrastis and Gabriel had watched the b ig man's play with a little astonishment. They felt the tension when he made his third straight pass, for such an occurrenc e was enough to warrant comment in such a crowd as they breathed a sigh of relief when the dice left the visitor's hands. The danger point passed, Gabri e l turned to and again took up the topic they had been discussing before the unknown caller had entered the room. Gabriel had been holding a money bag in his hand. In this was what appeared to be a long, flat package of bi1ls, as large as a brick. There was one bill in plain view on each side. "See, Ra it was like dis," Gabriel ex plained. "De way dat man wubked dat conference game was a crime. He ji.s had one bill on each two li'l dollah bills-an' he passed it off o o dat po' niggeh fo' a big passel o' money. Dat was a bum trick, wasn't it?" Now Gabriel and Hydrastis had worked many a stmila r tunt on their unsuspecting brethren, but of cour e they cou l d not see themselves i n the mirror they were holding up to th other darkey. "It sho' was a low-do wn trick. Ah don' see how he got away wif it," Hydrastis d e clared. "Well, yo' see, dis b<1y was plum igo ment; jis plum igoroent; h e didn't know nuffin'." "Oh, dat displains it," said Hydrasti brightening perceptibly. Loud words ros e from the gang on the fioor. "Say, whut'. de matteh ovah dere ?" The dice-rollers all had risen to their fee t, and were forming a circle about two of their number. The partners q-uickly note d that the pair consisted of the gayly garbe d stranger and Sluefoot Harris, and that they seemed on the point of engaging in fisticuffs. "Darned ifn Ah knows," grunted Ga briel. "Ah wisht dat strang niggeh hadn't come up heah." Kicking the safe door shut, thus pre eluding the possibility of guns or raz. ors being used in the impending engagement, Gabri el emerged from behind the cigar case, and walked over to the two men, who ha d assumed highly antagonistic poses, pat terned rather distantly after those assumed by prize-fighters when ab<1ut to begin a duel in the ring. "Whut's de matteh ?" Gabe demanded in the voice of one having authority. "Ifn yo' all wants t' fight, why don' yo' all hlah a hall? D is is s'posed t' be a decent, gem munly place, whuh cullud b away, and also that the place would be gaining a bad reputation among "cullud folks." "Lissen, he begged. "Ab's got an idea. Ah c'n fix up some dice so dat yo' c'n ab somtively be sho' dey i s straight. Jis give m ten minutes t' walk t' de sto' on de cohneh, an' Ah'll fix some dice dat Ah knows yo' all e'n trus'." Slu efoo t and his backer s eyed one an other uncertainly. Finally Sluefoot spoke. "Dat's all right. All we wants is t be absolutely sho' dat de dices yo' gets is straight. "Ah knows dese '11 b e straight," said Gabriel, "fo' yo' e'n make 'em yo'self." With that cryptic remark his huge bulk slipped into the darkness, like a Zeppelin leaving its hangar at night. In a few minutes he returned, a package under his arm. He tore off the wrapper, disP.laying to the wondering eyes of the w&ting negroes--a box of cube sugar! (Continued on page 86) 55

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    THE TEN GREATEST MEN of FLORIDA Selected by oj. SUNILA!VD UlfAGAZINE Prize Contest Announcement MOR E than fifty m n who contributed by act and deed to the upbuilding and progress of Flori d a were named in the contest con ducted by Suniland Magaz i ne to have its readers name the Ten Gr atest Men of lorida. Like Abou Ben Adhem's, th e name of Henry M. Flagler, pre mier railroad and town builder of the East Coast, led all tht! rest. His nam appeared i n every one of the hundreds of letters submitted. The name of H e nry B. Plan t, whose railroad and hotel building activities w re conducted on the West Coast, appeared in 96 per cent of the letters. apoleon B. Broward father o f the Everglades drainage work, was named in 88 per cent of the letters. Then followed in percentage the names of Dr. A. A. Murphree, Dr. John Gorrie, Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, WilUam D. Blox ham, William J. Bryan, GeorgeS. Gandy, Marcus Fagg, Thomas A. Edison, S. M. Sparkman, Charles D. Haines Roger Babson and Carl G. Fishe r. It was an exceedingly difficult task for the judges to select the be t letters out of the hundred sent in. The task was made the harder by the realization that no matter what ones were chosen, the select i on would not prove satisfactory to all readers. What constitutes peatne is a much mooted questton. It is all a matter of opi nion. As we said in our announcement: "It is hard to define just what constitutes greatness. And yet most every one will agree that the men who have done the most for their fellow men, constructed railro ads, built cities, become great e ducators, guided our state throu$h periods of danger and financial troubles, and in other ways contributed to the welfare of the generations to come, should be considered great. "If the readers of Suniland Magazine will name them, the Editors of this Magazine of Flor ida will obtain their life stories and publish them in the coming issues of SUNILAND." So we present this letter a the one best representing the opin ion of a majority of our readers and beginning with the January issue of Suniland the stories of these great men will every month for ten months. The tlrt story will be that of Henry M. Flagler, the second that of Henry B Plant and so on down the list. 56 PRIZE WINNING LETTER 1 conaider the followin( to be Florida' Ten Createat Men: Henry M Flagler Henry B. .Plant Napoleob B Broward Sen. Dune;&&) V Fletcher Dr. A A. Murphree Dr. John Conie William D. Bloxham S M Chal'lea D. Haines Ceorge S. Candy "HENRY M FLAGLER converted a wilderae .. into the play,rou.nd of the by buildins the Florid. a Eut Coaat Railr-d, &nd a atrine of famoua winter reaort hotela in the almoat uninhabited waateland in apite of ridicule. "HENRY B. PLANT forenw po .. ibilitiea i11 the villare of Tampa, atarted it toward be.c:omiae a Florida metrop olia and built the Tampa Bay Hotel, tbe 6nt prete11tiou hotel on the w .. t Coaat. "NAPOLEON BROWARD waa a real Flori. cla pioaeel' and 1tarted the creal work of draiains tbe eYerrlad .. while roveraor of the date. Hia life atory i uadoubtedly u full of adventure aa any man in the pare of American hiatory. "SENATOR DUNCAN U. FLETCHER hu b-n intru mental in 1ec:urina from the federal aovernment much faYorable lecialation for Florida. He ha repre.ented Florida in Waehineton for twenty yean. "DR. A A. MURPHREE baa built up the Vninreity of Florida from a amall, unknown collece to one of the nation' univeraitlee. Before that he put the State Collese for Women on ita f-t. "DR. JOHN CORRIE cave to the world artificial ic:e in 1848. Thouah he died without rec:oenitM>n hi atalue now atanda in the Hall of Fame iD Waahineton. "WILLIAM D. BLOXHAM wae aovamor of Florida when the atate faced bankruptcy. He induced Hamilton Diuton to purc:hue four million acre of land for $1,000,000 in real money. wae over forty yeara aeo when Florida wae a wilderneu and a million dollan wae a real fortune'. "STEPHEN M. SPARKMAN wbjle a Repreaentative in Conereu obtained by atrenuoue work the nece"'ry appropriations whic: b rMulted in malcina Tampa a real port where ahip1 from the Seven Seae c:an enter. "CHARLES D. HAINES i e beat known for bia unaelfih and m.apani:moue gift of an entire eltate to form the nucleue of the Florida National Newapapet" Men' Home, but in Florida be built two minor railroade, one of which i1 now a part of the Atlantic: Coaat Line, the other a branc:h of the Seab-rd. "CEORCE S GANDY by hia twentyy-r atruaele to baild the Candy Bridge haa made a name for him .. lf whic:b ia bec:omine nationwide. Enain-rine d .. dare hia bridre to be one of the areateat feate in bridae builcliq, rivaled only by t.he o'l'eraee bridae over the Florida Key." (MN. ) LOUISE ROUTIER, St. Petersburf, Florida. Mra. Routier ha been awarded the 6nt prize in the conteet, the eeeond a11d third prize eo to Mn. R. A. Ellla, Tampa, Florida, aDd to H. A. Ferguaon, Weet Palm Beach, Florida. While the majority of the I tters received were from Florida, many were received from winter residents who from many seasons spent in the Land of Flowers wanted to name the men whom they considered Florida's Great est. These letters were from points as di tant as MaJne and Colorado. The letters were from readers in varied walks of life. Busine s s men, coll ege professors, profes sional men, many women, and pupils in the high schools of Florida. Twenty letters were r ceived from as many high school students in the city of Eau Gallie. The nationally famous men most prominently mentioned were: Bryan, Edison, Ford, Rockefeller, Babson, Ringling. Present day developers named were: Fisher, Merrick, Conners, Collier, Da vis. Authors: Rex Beach and Irving Bacbellor. Other governors than those selected: Call, Chipley, Drew, Jennings, and Duval. Educators: W N. Sheets and W. F. Yocum. The preeentage of the letters in which the leading names were mentioned are as follo ws: Henry M. Flagler ....... ......... 100 % of the letters. HenrL B. Plant .. ..... .......... 96 % Napo eon B. Broward ......... 88% Dr. A. A. Murphree ... ________ 86 % Dr. John Gorrte ....... .......... 73 % Sen. Duncan U. Fletcher.... 64 o/c William D. Bloxham .......... 53% William J. Bryan ................ 49 % George S. Gandy ................ 33 % Marcu Fagg ------------------26 % Thomas A. Edison .............. 25 % Steph n M. S_parkm n ........ 25% Ch.arles D. Hames ....... .... 23 % Roger W. Babson ... ...... .... 21 % Carl G. Fisher -----------21% Richard C. Cal L .............. 18% W P. DuvaL. .... ... .. .......... 17% John B. Stetson ............. ... 13% Barron Collier .. ... ........... 11 o/o Readera of SUNILAND Maaa aine will be interuted in our next coJ>test, annoubc:ement of whjch will ia our January iuue. Thia conteet will haYe a wide-apread appeal to eYeryone. The re1ult will be tbe m- of obtainine more worth-while pub licit,. for the State of Florida throabo11t the e11tire country tha.a aaythint er before attempted. W c:aano\ tell you more aow. Watch for tbe aa ia SUNILAND foT January.

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    A City Built On Sound Ideals AN in pursuit of his cherished ideals has probably never found such success as has been achieved at Coral Gables. There has been glory and profit here in unbounded measure and every one who in vested here shares in them. The buyer today has the same opportunities that were enjoyed two or three years ago, for Coral Gables is still ca in its youth and the future holds far greater success than has yet been achieved. May we show you the progress we have made at Coral Gables }n the last few months? just step into our local office and our representative will explain to you how you may make a trip to Miami in our DeLuxe Highway Pullman Coaches, with transportation free. George E. Merrick Amertca's Y./nesl Sulxub Miami, Florida Executive Offices: 158 Eaat Flagler St., Miami, Fla. Florida Offices: Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Daytona, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petenbw-g, Sanford, Sarasota and Bradenton 57

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    Stories of F lorida Success PERSONALITY WAS HER ROAD TO SUCCESS W HE'l'HER one rid es to success on the r esult of great achie e ments, or snatches it from op portune situations, or dances lightly into the hearts of the public, success depends more or l ess on personality Personal ity i s on e of those inate charm of indivduality that may be accentuawd, but seldom acquired, and it holds a most important place in the scheme o f life. Marie Williard Mock, one of Tampa's gifted daughters, for whom success ha attained a pel sonal meaning, is an am bition which bel>an with her first uncon sci ous inchnations. Endowed by nature with all the attributes of charm-the spa.rkl of health and vigor, the glow of beauty and the witchery of individuality, she is rapidly winning a place of prom inence in the theatrical world. It is a commonly accepwd fact that childish im pulses are :'trong ind ications of future accom p l j h ments. The great warrior, N apo leon, clapped his baby hands und l aughed with glee when the lightning clert the sky with lurid streak s of fire and the thunder rever b erated in his e ars. Throughout his life the roar of the gods of war was as music to him. To Marie Mock the swaying of the trees, the nodding of the flow ers, the ripple of the water and the swell of the waves were ec stacies that could be enhanced by h e r own interpretation of them. From her earliest years she had u sed the rhythm of movement as an expression of her emotions Her dancing, bab feet kept time to all the harmontell of nature. She found pleasure in the mere sense o f muscu lar mov ement, t h e stretching and relaxing of e ach muscl e and the soft breath o f air that blew against her body as she moved. Thus, a the man of many wars gloried in the battling of the ele ments, so she found d e light in the rhythmic cadences of nature. No t to everyone, however, who loves the swaying grace of movement is it given to portray its beauties Not to every dancer is given that singleness of purpos e that is b ringing fame to this girl. H e r first lessons b ega n when sh e was seven, and though she is now an accepted artist, she do es not consider herself beyon d im provement. Continued practice and constant striving after the best are chief among her rules of life. Her progress was rapid, and she soon gained a reputation for interpretative dancing in her home city. Her first appearance on any stage was in the chorus of the San Carlos Grand Opera Company at the Cen tro Asturiano in Tampa. She was fortunate in having an arden t supporter in her mother, whose faith i n her daughter's ability never wavered. Feeling sure that her b elief in Marie's future was founded on a r e cogn i t i on of 58 real talent and not simply on a mother's fatuous delight in her chi ld's performance, Mrs. Mock took her to New York City, where she spent two years under Loui s Caalif and Theodore Kosloff, who is now a star in the movies. The moving pictur s had a strong at traction for the girl b efore whom all the world lay strenched forth-a world of love and light and laughter; of sorrow and pain Marie Willard Moc:lr and tears; of anger and jealousy and pas sion; of renunciation and rebirth and hap piness. To portray these moods by motion, to create other mood!! by the gliding g.race of her lithe body-this was life to her. H e r chance came unexpectedly. B e cause the alertness of her perception matched the quickneM of her bodily mov e ment, she found herself without warning, acting with the Fox Film Corporation While standing one day as a spectator in their studio in New York while they w ere shooting" some scenes, the director called for a volunt er who coul d get .into the cos tume he h ld He had n o one in his com pany small enough, and time was too prec 1ous to lose i n hunting another. Rather breathle with excitement, Marie step_Ped forward, and was instantly pressed mto service. Her p_art call e d for dancing, and b eeause of the beauty of her work, Morris Guest, the famou s producer of massive arti tic pr()ductlo n who chanced to be in the studio, was attracted to her. He engaged her for his Egyptian ballet, "Mecca." After the N e w York run of that spec tacle ended she went with the Shuberts i n "Art. ists and oMdels," and is now on the road, her mother b eing her almost constan t companion. Marie Willard Mock has f oun d S{lCCe s, not by accident, nor be caus e she is more greatly blessed than many other girts. To be sure, the incident at the moving picture stud i o shorten d the path, perhaps, but without the r eal talent whic h she po sse es, backed by confi de nce buoyed up by hope and brought to the notice of a pro ducer by the courage which sent her forward, she might still b e waiting, one of the wistful watch e who hopes for unsought re co gnition. H e r years of devotion to the {'er f e ction of h e r art, and the r1gid training by which she k ept her mu s cles responsive to her many de mands, all had a great hare in her success A dancer who can in terpret tbe tra ic pity of the fatal infatuation of arcissus, or the joyous haste with which Aurora, "rosy-fingered" Dawn, open e d the gat s of the ast to admit the triumphant entrance of the Day; who can bring Springtim e fra grant w ith memories to the o ld, and poignant with the sweetness of love and happiness to the young; who can sway to th e lan guorous prfumcs of the lotus wreathed or trip to the lilt ing ec tacy of the mocking bird, is poosessed of more than mere art She is a poet, a mu sician and a painter, and may th e joy that she brings to her audiences be alwa ys a reflection of the joy of living and doing that reigns in the heart of TamP.a's tale n ted daughter, Marie W tllard Mock. By RUTH ROLLINS. Put rour Smile On H ELLO friends! How's your smile; Is is working all the while? cheerful h el ps a pile, Grm a little--that's the style l Forge t your troubles, and th e y'll go No on likes a tale of woe, Worry spoils your face, you know; Put your smile on-don't be slow. -By PEGGY O'DA Y.

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    THIS TRUE STORY READS LIKE A FAIRY TALE AND they were married, and lived hap pily ever after"-tnat trite and com monplac e nding to evety fai ry part of a r eal, gripping, human story. E pccially does it become a livin g thing hen the story, still true to type, open under the most inausp icio us That fairy tales do com e tru and that s ucc e can b wr st d from the least promis ing circumstances has been pro ed beyond a doubt by on e of lorida's promin e n t r e al te men, Scott Belmar, now of Jacks on ville. Of the many opt who om e in contact wth embryon)c genius, no one p rhaps h a b ette r opportunity to tudy th t potentialities of childr n than has a chool teacher. Several year.; ago whil e l w :; serving in thi capacity in the on room chool of a mall town in the north w rn part of K entucky, I b e cam e intensely interested in a boy who se handsom e appearance and magnifi cent build made his connecti on w ith a family who e law le ness had rna c of them outcasts and pariahs seem unnatural. Even in that land of moon. hin. ; in the time before the eighteenth amendment had v e n co nsidered a a r mot po sibility, there a a code of ethics that frowned on such folk as Belmars r rnoon shin_ing itse H was not regardc l an of the law. the r e certain amenities, the observanc{l o! wh i c h was r y to on a plane of e9.uality. By tactful I f-atit.!i d my curiosity as to the relation hip of this ill-a orted trio. No om: knew who they were, nor where they cam e from. They woM "ju:>t tit Bel.mars," who li ed in a rn. 1, dilapidated hack, on a stoney, u n productive farm. Old Tom B elmar gauged his com crop by liquid m<>a ure rather than dry me& ure ami "hi old woman" was the ch ie f high pri te of the stiU. H e bore a ha rd name in the community, and hill meanness and brutality wer He neither attended ''-qleetin' him-elf, nor did he allow his wife ami grandson to with the religiou element which 1s always strong in tbese isolated rural settlements. The boy, Scott, I gathered from hearsay, was a son of old Tom's son, woo with his wife had long b e n dead. Informa tion concern ing ither of the boy's parents was meager, but he showed, despite hi u-r roundings, strong traces of good blood. The boy was constantly on my mind. though he wa not one of my pupils, and I longed !or an opportunity to help him. I well knew the Kentuckians' averston to in terference or meddling, but I finally overcame my hesitancy and strolled out to the Belmar place one riday afternoon at the do e of sc.hool. A s I approached the door, I caught a fleeting glimpse of boUt the Belmars, though they were now here in s $ht when I entered in an wer to :>cott's invtte tion. He met my advances aJert in terest, and I w more than ev e r drawn to him. Finally,.curiosity and perhapJ an un ad.mitted, long repressed desire for coropan ionship drove Tom and his wib in, but they were sby and Ueiturn, and regarded the with evident suspicion. The outcome of my v i it, however, was Scott's enrollment in school Monda y morn ing. Seventeen, he gave his telling me also that he had not attend d chool ince he was seven. Thi happy of affairs 60 lasted a w k, and then old Tom took him out. That fall the old oman died. anu Scott, who loved her and ymp thiz d with her whol ehearted ly, fi v d ov r ;, r loss Th irascibility o the old man became un e n d urabl e, and the boy ran m ay. He rod e a fre i ght. to Paducah, seCtU' d work as a deckhand on a !i 1 ippi Rh r fteam boat and land ed in N e w Orlean-J. Half for-gotten tal of an uncle who lived in Florida, lur d him from the Cre cent City to the Land of Flower He nev e r found th e unci but he found work i n Jasper, 3 mall, i nland town which a the n b e gin ning to grow. On hi f irs t aturday ha1f holiday, h e aim! ss ly follow d the crowd to an auction of town lots held at an unl e v loped ubdivision. Ins t ead of damp hi int r est the lo' drizzle of rain se m for some time, touchcu hi arm, and aske d ''Sonrue, how much wtll you take for your profit?" Too aJ>ashed to answer and ee ing h)s oppc.unity for escape fadiu;: he stm silently hi eap. "Give you she continued. "Give you a hundred and twenty-five," btoke in a by-st.ander. "Give you a hundred and fifty, r ebut the &trl. Assumtg an air of bu in s knowledge, the boy acc e pted h e r oft' r, unable at fi'r'St to reuliu just how the tcansact! on h!W com e ab,)ut. His quick mind soon righred itself, howt>ver and before the clo4c ot the sale, he had bought three chP.aper lots for cash with his profits, a11d ltad made a hand ome g in on hi transaction. He had found himself and his life wo1k. With thi un ought beginning ott Belmar found himself in th :r l tate busine He h el d hi po ition for a time, saved hi mon y, and then bought more prop rty. He made mall payments do n and by kee]) ing his eyes op e n, turned his pur chases before n1any more paym ots became due. Hi youthful ambition, hi hone ty, and dogged determina tion to get ahead and make a place for himself in the orld of buslnes attracted :ub tantial m n to him. The history of his success is bound up with that of Ja per, wher in ap proved tory book f shion, he mar ried the p.r tty Jirl who had mischk ou ly turned his first chance invl.'st ment into profit. I heard all this from hi own lips at a recent m n's club luncheon which I attended in his city, where I saw him !or the first time days of the old school house m KoJtt\cky. As one of three speakers who told of their early struggles tor suecc", he made an in 1piring tulal ly, it was of more than ordinary i n t to me, and I was b yond mea ur to bear htm conclud e hi remarks by saying that he had ne er forgotten, nor had fail ed to heed that proverb of Franklin's which he had painstakingly tracccl in hi copybook during that week's !>ltay in the little old one room school over which I pre i
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    F 0 L LOW T H ROUGH (Continued from page 33) him to sw ar off for a while. She frankly disbelieved him, and found it hard to un derstand why he hesitated to confess that he was not a golfer. i n her room that night. She wasn t exactly pleased with Carter Chapman, and more than half feared that he would take French leave of hotel rather than exhibit to a gallery the fact that be had been aai1ing under false colora. Of course, there was a simple e .xplana tion-being a woman, her sixth sense con veyed the message that he cared for her, and that the golf le sons were therefore very dear to h i m. Perhap if he confessed that he a not a golfer, she would tolerate no further lessons from him. And y t be could not entirely pardon h is continued deception, however much she thrilled to see his motive. After an, she was testing his manhood She knew well enough that he could not play golf of tournament quality, and she was perfectly willing to hare with him the lilent ridicule of the spectators; but she had given him a thousand chances to tell her the truth, and he had stubbornJy in s:isted that he could Very well, let him lie in the bed whtch he had made for hlm elf. She wanted to see whether he would take his medicine like a man. Enid confessed to herself that he was in love with Carter Chapman, and she needed no verbal declaration on hi part to know that her affection was returned. And because sh loved him, and was determined that the deception must be brought to an end, she planned a situation in which the truth must out. For years t he two-ball foursome cham pionship of the tate had been played over the links of tbe Sunrise Country Club It waa a popular event--the only one of the rear in which the feminine element figu red and on a parity with the golf mg men. For the past sx years the affair had been by invitation, and since the open ing of the Sunrise View Hotel, all guests of the hotel stood automatically upon tfle invitation list. And now, two days before the qualifying round, Enid came to him with a direct question "Carter, are you really a golfer?" He met her eyes quarely. She wasn't pleased that be bould lie so blithely. "Yes." "A fairly good golfer?" "Yes-sort of n1edium." "Good." h wa m rciles now. "Then I'll confess what I've done." "Confess?" "Exactly. You 1-."Uow they've been laugh ing at me over at the hotel, because I'm a beginner! and because I've been a harned to take essons from the pro where ev ry one could see me. Well, I've made up my mind to fool them all: I've ntered our name in the t wo-ball four orne tournament which starts day after tomorrow." She watched him clo ly His jaw lightly, and a peculiar look fl.a : h d 1n hi eyes. "You've wbat?" "I've entered our nam &--yours and mine-as a team in the two-ball foursome championship." "Good Lord!" Red dyed her cheeks. "You're a harned to play with me?" o-No--it i n't that. It's-it's-" "It's what?" "1-I can't explain." "Well, whatever you do, don't lay the blame on your rheumatism. As for my playing, you've told me yourself that I'm going to make a wonderful golfer." to make-yes; but that doesn't mean' "Very well, Mr. Carter Chapman I'll withdraw; but my idea of sportsmanship is to play in tournaments for the fun of the thing. If we're beaten, we're beaten, and that's all the-re is to it." "But, Enid, we haven't a chance!" "Of coune we haven't; but we can have a lot of fun "Yes," he groaned miserably, "and so can the srctators I" "Shall withdraw our names?" He passed his hand weakly across his foreh ad. "No--1 suppose I can stand it if you can. But--oh, gee!" Enid Ro lyn did a good deal of thi nking 62 They saw little of each oth e r the day before the tournam.ent. News of their entry became bruited about the hotel, and they became objeets of more than their due share of attention. During the day Enid fancied that Chapman was avoiding By night he was eonvi'nced of the fact. 'J.' be following morninsshe awoke to find the sun streaming brillumtly through her window. She immediately telephoned the office and asked to be connected with Carter Chapman's room. She was fearful that he might have stolen away during the night; but hi voice, answering promptly, if sleepily; from the other end of the line, reassured her on that point. She made idle conversation, and lolled back on the bed. At least he was game! He was willing to face the music There was a good deal of satisfaction to be de rived from that. She dr ed becomingly in a new golf wh_ite middy suit. with yellow embroidery, the whole set off by a pert white and yellow hat which perched be witchingly on the side o f her head. Then she squared her little jaw and sallied forth. She as anticipating no very pi asant day. Sooner or me knew that Ca.rter Chapman had to be tested under fire, and there is no fire so scorching as the flame of public ridicule. v They met at the clubhouse and chatted i.n an awkward mat:l.iler for a few moments. "Think you'll play your best game?" she inquired, eyin' him closely. Such as i t is-yes," he answered in a peculiar tone. "It ought to be pretty good," she ld in a voice which contained the nuance of a taunt. tile fourth .rreen Enid u:alll holed h r putt. "I'd hardly say th t, Enid. Let's go!" An (lnOrmou crowd of spectators and players were grouped round the elevated first tee,. The fairway dropped away pret tily and tricldly-an innocent of smooth grass and asy going, to the mex eye, but filled wit>h the direst sort of trouble to golfers. It was a three-hundred-and-n inty-s ix yard hole-par four. Sixty yards in front of the tee was a wilderness of wire grass, pretty enough to look at, but an inspiration to terrible profanity from those unfortu nate enough to top the initial drive Two hundred yards up the fairway a ere eent bunker thru t its maw hal!-way across the proJ,_>er line of flight, penalizing a slice, and Jeenngly inviting a hook into the rough at the left. Just guarding the green, and constructed to receive a nice second shot, was a deep, wid e ditch. Sur. rounding the velvety green a few innocent-looking bunkers concealed vicious No. 1 at Sunrise Valley is a diabolical hole. Cba_pman and Enid found themselves with Donald Ramsay and Miss Olive Rob crt on in the qualifying round. There was carcely a doubt that the club officials bad conspired to intensify the ignominy they were due to suffer. Ramsay usually shot

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    the cou:rse comfortably under eighty, a t had boon S@ven tim the dub champion. Miss Robertao11 was considered one of thJ three best women players in the club. Her consistent n nety-eights and ninet -nines had caused trouble i n more than on e l ad l es' cham1>ionsh i p. A coin wa duly and the honor fell to Ramsay. He teed up his ball and prepared to drive. Silenc tell upon the spectators. A two-ball fourSom i a test of e"'ery hazard in golf. F'ir.!t one partner shoots, and then the othn plays the san'e ball from wherever it lies. Th p rtners alternak from the t C Ramsa 'a drive creamed down the fah way, th e n curved violently to the left and landed in the ed e of the rough, two 1 u n dred and ten yards from the tee. Oliv Robertson fro ned slightly. Her weakne s s was pi :ylng !rom th() rough, and sh() knew th:at she w facing a difficu l t task. Carter Chapman picked out his driv r, waggled i t once or twice, and teed his ba ll. The :p-ectators atched Interestedl y. Here was th man who had claimed to be a golfer and yet who never pla.yed. As for Enid Ro lyn, she remained in the back ground, h r heart thumping violently. She was sony C hapman, y e t t!'la he was facing the ort h felt Enid's eyes boring into him. H turn d briefly and 11odde d to her. He was amused by the bewildered expressio11 on her face. His shot got oft' clean l y. It flew high and it fle w true. It landed on the gr en twelve fe t from th cup. Miss made a pretty approach putt, and Enid duplicated. Ramsay anlc hi putt !or a par four, and qaie.L followed suit. Enid Ro lyn and Carter Chapman, the suppo d :novlee had made the first two hol e s in on e under four h third hoi i s a one-hundred-an d forty-yard aft'a.i:r--one hund d and fiftee n ard of d i tches:, rough, traps and bunkers. With b land, confid ent unconc ern Chapma n played h i s ball to the grc n. Ramrats landed i n a bunke r on th far id M t ss Uob e r on chippe d out prettil y and the n Enid Ro' t. n calm l y sank an eighteen-foot putt! They fou11d t hemselves ying eac.b othe r u pic{o s ly a the y made their way to tl e fourth tee Eni I dro e perfectly for a hundN d an I li v e n t y yards stopping com fortably in the fai rway. Chapman's secon d hot, after their oppon nts had play d, wa a b eautiful chi.P shot dead to the pin : and a gai n Enid holed her putt. F ou r hole s in three under par. It wa ph nom e 1 al tolf, and there wasn't a person th r e who dtdn't k"ow that it was not acci c i ental golf The a.stoni..shed and a d miring gallery down the sides of the long fairway. Th four play rs t.arted! for the fifth te(J, wh e r(l Chapman, holding tJ. e hono:r, ser:t a wo -hundredand-ten-y ard screamer st.l' 1ght down ttt cours After Ram av bad d ri e n and alked ahead wit h his .. partner, Cart r Chapman and Enid Rosslyn fel l i11to step besi d e each ottt r. "Enid?" "Yes!' 'How long have you p layed golf?" "Ab<)ut eight years." "ll m !" H e looke d at her. "I do .n't wonder you blu h !" "Ne ith e r do I." "How many cups hav e you won, Emd ?" "Dozens." 'AnY champi .on...'\hlps "l'v e bee n woman champion ot my ho me Sta twi c 'H-m! I b li v c you And e t you al low e d me to you the rudim nts ot the game. You made me think you w e r e a poor go l f t. Why?" She flu h e d more cl eply. "Never m i nd why. I ask you why you'v fool e d m e?" "I hav en't fool .d you," ) e maintained seriously. "You made me believ e you couldn't p l ay "I n e v r said 1 couldn' t "No--you did wors than that. Now I a k you-how many cups l'lav you e r won?" "A ouple of doz e n, I suppose; but my story a 1bout rhe umatism was true. I hav n't d ec e ived you. Th question that particu larly inte rosts me now, Enid is wh.y you allowed me to make a fool of mysell by teachjng you .. "Do you feel that you've been wasti ng your time?" TJ ey w re walking v ry lowly, ob iou of the gall ery. "Good Lord, no But you haven't told m e why." She flashed a shy but roguish glance a:t Carter. "Do n t )'OU think it as fun to b e t o getJ er that way-just the two of us?" "Enid! You mean" '"You say it flrs_t "{ f U in love with you when I fi.rst w vou!" "I suppose I'm qualified to do you can dot'' H touched her arm. "After this round is over, d.ear, I'm going to kiss you onee for each. trok o\t mak !" She laughed into his eyes. "Come on, Carter! Let m play IllY second. I'm anxiou:s to finish tbe game with a high seore l" E D

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    STYLE'S INNOCENT VICTIM HOW STYLE BEAUTIFUL DESTROYED THE MOST of FLORIDA'S BIRDS By NELLIE HOARD:-SUTTON IF EACH plume from the egret or white heron, fashionably known as the could have told its own sad story of love s l and starvation, the humane women of Am e rica would have r ev oked a fashion whic h has made the Florida egret practically extinct. Whoever takes up h is p n to writ of thi stately, eJt qui it and timid bird dlJ>8 it in the i r lite blood. Thirty to forty year ago the lakes, .atreams and of Florida were thick with this species of the white hero-n. Then Dame Fashion decreed the "aigrette" to b e th most e elu sive adornment for M i lady's hat. Thereupon the slaughter of the egret began. Plume hunters stalk ed these b autiful birds du riug nesting easons and shot them while they were guarding their y oung. The latter were left to die of starvation becau fa s hion had dictated that the mother's should adorn the hat of e v ery "!ashionable" womaJl. No form of feathe r adornment has been, and is, more harmi:ll in its effects than the wearing of the genuine "aigr tte." Th e b%uti f\ll, dainty feathers, unlik e the distorted skin of some poor humm[ng bird or warbler, carry with them no sugge tion of death to moth r bird and their young, and most of the women on whose hats they ha\>e been plac d were wholly ignorant of the un p eakable cruelty the procuring o:f the plumes entail ed. Those inter :ted in the s I of the fa hio11abl e "aigrette usually deceived the purchasers by telling them that the plumes were ob tained without injury to the birds, or that they were picked up in the rookeries after being sh d both absolutely false tatem nts, whicb, nevertheless, deluded the unin formed into being participants in a crime again:Jt nature at wh i ch their souls wouid have revolt-.rl had they known th e ick oing u.cts. To J?,TOCure the plum es i t was, and st1ll is, necessary to kill the egret during the nesting season at whleh time the nuptial p.l1me i s at the height of its beauty. This means that the young birds are left to l!lowly die of star vation. Most of the plume hunters were abso lutely heartieS$. They did not hesitate to wait until after the eggs were hatched. Then the cries of the young b lrd could b heard and the parent was loath to wander far from its nest. The bunters took ad vantage of this fact and ling e red i n the neighoorhood o f the nest in r e adin $$ to fire the fatal shot which brought death to the mother and sonow and slow death to her helpless young. Those who seek to uphold the slaying of the egret by saying that the p l\lmes are gathered from the ground under the rook eries do n .ot know whereof they peak. The plume onb' are shed after the nesting sea son, and by that time they are so worn by 66 tll.eir contact with the wind and !oliag4: of tr es that they are not con sidered of much commercia l value. The plume marke t does not o ffer much for oiled and danlaged plum 'but s till offers fancy prices for b >autiful, fresh feather: which can only be procured by slaughtering th e birds which make their nests outsi de the protected :rook ries. W bile the egret has no particular eco nom i c value, th ir graeefulness and the e x qui ite glossy wh iten ot their plumage ma k es them a b ird hich would do much An u., picture of a mo.ther 8Cftl 112d h.u eol to enhance th b auty and eharm of Flor ida. They should be thorough'ly protec ted so that they will inerease i n numbers and become as eommoen a our ent rtain i n g friend, Proud Peter Pelican-the Nick Al trock of the Sea. The egrets that have gurv i ved the enor mous s 'laughter of the past ar found in the Florida rook er or nctuaries which are protected at government expense They have become the most timid of our Florida birds and it is on l y by the gr ate t difficulty tbat a photograph can be obtain d. On this page Is reproduced an exception ally fin e photograph of a Moth e r gret and her nest. It was obtained only after a week's work and more than fifty attempts made to obtain a closeup picture of a ne t. Th re are two seee1es of the Florida gt>et--tbe large whtte egret, and the snowy egret or heron The former stand's tht e to four fee t in h ight and is a long necked and long l egged bi:rd. The latter is of much stature. Tb y feed principally in and about the manhy borders of pond s lake and streams and live upon f ish snake$. and frogs that are near at hand. Fonnerly the y retired to the more or less inaccessible swamps to bui ld th ir ne sts, but now they s_Pend th-ei r t ime during tbe n e tin.g seasO'ns m the prote cted rooker ies on i slands ofJ the East and West Coasts of South Flor ida From three to fiv l igh t bloi h-green are laid in the n st which is built upon a slight platform of ticks and twigs The eggs vary from e lliptical to oval and are about the size of the av e rag e egg laid by a Leghorn hen. The grown birds measure from 36 to 48 inches, and the dorsal train is often more than 12 i nches in l e ngth. There is no more beau tiflll bird to be :found anywhere than the eog:ret with its trai n of silky plume s flowmg from the back o er the wings and droop ing f :r beyond the tail. The legs and feet .are black, the bill is yel low, and the lobes are oraoge bore dered below by a greenish tinge The egret. i no almost fully prot cted in National bird re ervations established by th U nited States Department of Agriculture and the Nationa l Audubon Sodety. T he largest of are located in Tamp. a Bay, in the northerl y end of Charlotte Harbor and in Alli gator Bay, below Fort Myers. Several wardens watcb the rooek cries and feeding grounds and the y report that each year more egrets ar nesting and rearing young. If thjs prot etion of rook 'ries during the ne ting season can be extend d a l ong the Gulf eoast, Flol'ida's original bird rfe will largel y be restored in the course of five or ten and one of the state's most attractive features to both re i d ents and to winter Vi it01"$ wiU be r plac d in Florida By PEGGY O'DA Y A suniland, wher th sk ieg are blue, Where flowers blo-om, and birds sing, too, All tbru the day and the moonlit. night, Trul y a land of heart's delight--! Florida. St;)arkling waters of Gull and bay, Wonderful beaches and places to play For tho e wbo motor, or golf, or, There'severythingthat the sportsmen wish-In Florida! Tropical scenery, quiet nooks For beauty lovers; witb flow r-Uned brooksl And golden days: all pleasures are founa In easy the whole year 'round-In Florida!

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    FLORIDA BANK CLEARINGS CLIMB The above chart gives an interesting com parison of the way bank clearings in Florida's two largest cities are climbing as against the average for the rest of the United States, excluding New York City. It will be noted that the increase in growth of bank clearings for the U. S. for the seven year period from 1916 to 1924 was about 85% while the growth in Flor-ida was approximately 300% during the same period. This is one explanation as to why Florida stays consistently in the white section of the business charts of the country; why realty values are increasing so rapidly and why there is such a demand for capital as well as labor in thi State. Thi chart would be even more interesting and convincing if we could include the figures for 1924. Whi le figures for Jack-Gathe r F l o r i d a H istorical Data The movement to gather Florida histor ical and documllntll is onll of great interest and importance, and should have the support of the public. A state can get alon1 without knowing anything of its his tory, but it will not be much of a state. The ac.'cum\lllltion of f:a<'t!l beaTing on the early days provides the basis upon which to shape the life of the state in the future. In addition it gives the background of tradition that makes a state something more than a mere political organization. People who are not at all interested in the past are not likely to be much intere ted in the future. A number of the states have historical conlmis ions which are a part of the state government. These commissions are given the task of searching out facts of historical interest and putting tbem on r ecord and of discovering documents which may be preserved for future generations. Florida should have such a commission. The history of this state goes back a long ways. It was an intimate relati onship to the history of the whole country. As the years have passed many documents which would have ;mmense values now have been lost. Undoubtedly there are many others still in existence, but hidden away, which might be di scovered if a search wer maue sonville and Tampa only were used in Florida. Every indication points to rapid growth in population, industry, building and in every hne of development throughout Florida during the next decade and the steady incline of Florida Bank Clearings adds to the evidence that this development is going ahead on a firm foundation and has every prospect for continuin1 on a sound and stable basis. for th m. This ought to be done as soon as po sible. The time to gather facts is when those facts are fre b in the minds of the people The time to accumulate is be fore they have become hidden in secret arch i ves. There are hundreds of men and women in the state today who are familiar with conditions which prevailed fifty yean or more ago. By searching their memories these men and women could create a record that would be of very great interest in future years. Something along this line is being done by a few individuals and by some organizationSTbe work should be extended and should have official sanction. In lieu o f a 11tate historical commission which should created as soon as poss ; ble, the committee appointed for the centennial can do much valuable work. Witb the co-operation of the public they will.

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    7/ze GJ!torida c:Jfome O!tature of 220 F u_ntll trar> oparent. In order to malntal n tblo temperature, it will be to add f rom time to time amall quantities of wate:r Then run the temperature u p to 224 detrt<>o F and allow to eool. Brlntr to a boll agalrt and take out kumquau ; then boll the a7rup C.O 228 F. Drop kumquat s into f lit s bolllnc synap and let eoo l. Remove 'kumquab trom syrup, drain aad roll in suru. above methoda are not aathfactory for commercial purpoaeo, but the7 produofllnc o ucar solution, prepared by diaoiYinc l e"Ull 0t in 21 cups or watu. Boll for IO ?0 minut e o, and the n droP into a heavy syrop m&de by dlsolvlne 1 e u p of ogu I n 1 e u11 of -.ter. BoU for 3 0 minut e<. Allow to stand unt il eool, and t h e n e x t day boll 30 minuteo i n fhe same ougar solution Remove at>d plac e on to dry. 'l'be y may t.h e11 be :rolle d I n a ua-a:r. Kumquat Jelly (No. 3) (Bull etin 42, Florid & Stat e CoUewe for Wome Wela-h the fruit., separat e the pulp from 1kl n (tblo i a made eas y b y blar>eb 1na-tbe fruit by boill u for 1 mi:no t e to water, lb n c u t t.b fl"ul t bor i on t.JJy in balve ; with o lill:ht preou r e the pulp lJ Cut tbe pul p Into emai l pi ees u a ina: Cover with water and eook 30 lou us. and brinsr tbe amount of julee UJl to the original weight of kumquato t. e. 2 cup!lll a for pound of the orl3'inal fruit taken. Add one and one-h.alf e u p o of ougar to every 2 cups or julee, or t hree-fo'Qr 1 h o of a lb. of oggar to aeh pint of J lee, and boU u o tU it the j el l y inapoint. 'l'he kin o r the kumQuat may M uted 111 PM ernt or for Kumquat M .armalade (Bulletin 42, t l o nda Sute Colloa-e for Women) Extract the juiee from the k-amqu a u ao in direction for making K umqu a.t Jelly No. 3 Cook t -he aklns In water until they aT e tender. If lt il thou.-ht desirable t o reduee t h e etrena-th of the ftavor of th. e akins chanse wate..two or hree times wb!le bolllnw. Drain the a k lna and put t 1111 throua:h a m eat chopper, or cut the m I to thln a )lceo C<>mbine juice and t> ... rb d:ry thielc with equal p&l'ts, mixed. of rrated (yellow) rind a n d eua-a-. (both, and paek with tbla ixture behreen layen. Sweet Potato GinJrr Was h a n d peel uneoo'ked aweet patatou; cut lena-thwls e I nto aliee a quarter Inch thiclc, th.en ent eac h lenatbwle e I Dt o otrlps In pleee 1tm ilar ill-form t o tb. c r 1stallind. a i niJe r Make a good oyrup I n foN!roi.b$ recipe, adclont: one-fourth teaopooniu l eaeh o t a-ro u nd gl.n ll'er. Skim, then put in a few pleees of potato, cooklnc till approec hln.g trnslucene e but n o t until tendeT. mut o d\1 be flrm and li.rbtly re i tant. R emove, proceeding a s In fot:oin Whe n eooklng down tb ay1'U P for tbe aeeond dipping add a nother q uarter-t.eaapoon of ain.ll't'r and cook a few mlnotet, turnlnll' meantime with a fork. When the pleen aM removed thb t i m e and drained, p lace Ort platea OD whieh mt:ncl ginger and (one part g l na-er to thre e of su11ar) h thielcly spread. Let dry thoroughly, turnlna-two or three a day. till ready, then plaoe In boxe with the a-ina-er-aua-ar mixture between For a Chrllt o ra:o.g e marmalade the fol-lowlng rule Hrom Bulletin Florida Stat:>efovrtb of the peel ba M e n remov d !:roll\ the ORn ll'c S with a sharp knife remove the y ellow par\ of the re aulntnr t>athe whole to a boll and tonti nu. u_ntll the JelJY I'flapo1nt hao been reac h e d, whleh h lndic&t d b,. the tlaltt naor obeetlna-from the apoon. Not-If thoroug h l y rip e oranges arl! tt Is to add the juice .from one ordina r ,. &i1ecl l on to 1 lb. or fruit. A e il:n])ler and very aatiofactory marmal a d e t o the followtnR: (ftom from Froiu.'' b y E .M. Cha e e, U. S of Avieultu:re Circular No. 2&2:): Wao h the fruit a d e u t It very thin through pul p and rind, dlocardintr all t h e oeecl o. Weigh the fruit and to eae h part add three. p arts of wat r Let t t&nd over nlcht. Next d aY boil for thirty mlnuteo. Let I t stand for twenw-rou r bo11rs. A t the e n d o f tble 11erlod me ure or weigh frui t For eaeh poun d or por. tion ol fruit juic add one po.11nd or )Jortlon o1 ucar. B r lnato a boil and eook until I t Haohea the jellyln3' poin t atirrtng to keep from brnl.nJI Plaee it In a-tasaea or jaro while o tiU hot; allow It to cool> tbe n cover the eontal.n s with pua11i11. (Ae in fo.rego lng reei p e if oranges are verr aweet add lemort juice). Three very attraetive and delto lou s ''batehe of Cbrlatma eook1 e s m.y be made from the rollo'lling b u t o im.p l e reel,pea for Honey Cakes, Sand Tarh and Drop Calc ea : Cb.ri&tmaa Honey Cakes Mix one pint of honey w ith one cup of creamed ahortening two tabteapOOno eac h of yel. low oraog peel aDd oda. t e lattel' dil>aoled m t w o of aour milk. Add two l eve. l teupOon.a of wt w itb one cup ucb o f ehopped, blanched almond and dtro or cancli<'d orantre peel. Malee up lDto a eo!t dough ith putry ftou.r U
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    f! LIMITED TRAINS all the year between Jackeolllille Tampa, St. Peteuburc Palmetto, Braden town, Saraaot& CODDec:tioaa Beet ill Florida Same hil'h Studard Maiatained betw-n J acluon .ille -d the Eaat and Jackaonille New Orlean SEABOARD Di..,inc Car S.nice Beet in the Snth oa all tllrourl. Tni C. Jt. CAPPS, Pint Vi_.P,...ichat Norfolk, Va. Breakfast Today in South Florida Dinner Tomorrow lD New York If Traveling Southbound Breakfast Today in New York Dinner Tomorrow iD South Florida 'fhis service is only by the Seaboard. The Seaboard's new Cross-State Railroad, in opera tion JAnuary, 1925, extends from Coleman, 131 miles south of Jacksonvme, through Center HiU, Auburndale, Winter Haven (Florence Villa) West Lake Wales (Mountai n Lake C l ub, Highland Park, Lake Wales, Bah sons Park, We s t Frost Proof (Frostproof), Avon Park, Sebring and Oke e chobee to West Palm Beach, and is the only direct Coa s t to Coast Railroad through Central Florida connecting the Atlantic with the Gulf. Limited trains with the latest improved Pullman equipment, dining and observation cars will be operated between the East and West Palm Beach, and also be tween St. P e t e r sburg, B e lleair, Tampa, Bartow, and West Palm Beach, with connecting trains serving Palmetto, Bradentown and Sarasota. The Cross -State Railroad will skirt the shores of manr beautiful lakes, and the rolling h i lls of Central Flonda co vered with orange groves will present a won derful moving panorama from the trains. The Seaboard is the short line from the East and West to Florida's great winter resorts, and also connects them with each other by short direct lines. Through Pullman Service b etween New York, Arcadia a .nd Boca Grande. Effective January 1st, 1925. The Seaboard covers the State of Florida like its sunshine Tickets should read by the Seaboard Air Lin e Rail way to insure wonderful service. C. B. RYAN, PaAiencer Traffic Manarer Norfolk, Va. G. Z. PHILLIPS, AAit. Paur. Traf. Mrr. Jackeonille, Fla. Seaboard Air Line Railway SEND FOR FREE CIRCULAR ATONEMENT SYSTEM of DIET By DR. CHARLES B. McFERRIN, Founder Just say "Send que11tionnaire and circular; I need help," and you will receive free a scientific explanation of "The N ew Idea In Diet". On receipt of question naire I will outlin e a "tailor made" plan of food combination based on your own particular needs. OR. CHARLES B. McFERRIN, Editor "McFerrin' Health Bulletin" Capital Buildinr Cbieafo, lllinoi Aerial Photography (Continued from Page 20.) work, there is a tremendous saving of time. One has only to consider the labor neces sary in carrying out surveys across the desert-in countries where mountains are abundant, or in the practically unknOWll wastes of Canada, and of the toil and time which these entail, to reali ze that the aerial photograph has provided a great relief. Ellwood Wilson, Civil and Forestry Engi neer of Canada, said recently: "It takes a party of eight or ten men a month to sur vey 50 square miles. These men must have had long experience in this particular k i nd of work in orde r to get it done in that short time. It is now possible to do all this work in a day. Under the old type of forest surveying, t he men were fre quently at.tacked by such swarms of in sects thnt it was abso lutely impossible for them to make correct notes. Under aeria l surveying several thousand feet in the air, this condition is obviated. For years engi neers bave dreamed of a way to overcome these handicaps. Engineers who ha\"e had experience in timber cruising by the 'strip' method, which is the old way of making fores t surveys, know that even where the crews trying to locate one-half mile apart a swamp, lake or burn which runs parallel to this line may be lost entirely. It has been found extremely difficult to sca l e the boundaries of types where they merge into one another. The aerial eye in the sky, however, notes the different types of timber very easily, even individual species being readily differentiated-poplar, birch, larch, jack pine and white p i ne. The spruce can not be di tinguished from balsam fir. "In making these surveys a area wh ich seems to be a fair average is laid out on each type. All trees are counted and an estimate made of their height and quantity of timber per acre. In the old method of ground cruising it was impos sible to determine the number of trees per acre with !air accuracy." Mr. Wilson further stated that the strips are run with a compass and thei r length is obtained by pacing. The width of the strip estimated is practically always deter mined by the eye so that there is quite a chance of error, and where the areas of bums, blow-downs and other types are de termined by pacing distances along crui se lines or by sealing there Is a great likeli hood of error. With the aerial photograph, however, the area to which the average per acre is to be applied are almost invariably accurate and the number of trees, as stated before, can be actually counted. Immed iately following the World War, there was a great deal of skepticism re garding as applied to commere1al use. Today th1s has been re placed by genuine interest all over the country. There is no doubt but that we are still on the threshold of greater de velopment. Bu11iness men of Florida have been nry quick to grasp the possibilitiea of aerial photography Oblique views of different Florida cities and hotels and eventa s u ch as the boat racN at Miami are being published in newspapen all over the country. They have excited a great deal of interest and created the desire in the minds of many people to go down to Florida and see the beauties which up to this time many ot them have only been able to see through the aerial photographic viewa. There is no doubt in my mind that the increased use o! aerial photographs and the application of aerial surveying will very greatly bene6t the State of Florida.

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    74 12,000 Acres in Hillsboro County In Tracts of 10 Acres and Up Scorea of beautlfuJ l.U
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    76 H 'OTEL ROBERTS ORLANDO'S NEWEST HOTEL "CHOICE SPOT OF ORLANDO" FIRE-PROOF-OPE ALL YEAR Commercial and Tourist Hotel Located Two Blocks from Depot 72 Rooma 32 Connecting Bath. Wire or Write for Reservation SAM FOLKES FOR SUBDIVISION: 6 Ac:rea Fronti:ng Biscayne Bay-Near Miami-Good Bathing Beach. 10 Acres-Near Tamiami Trail. 20 Acres--32-113--4&--Adjoining Lot Subdivision-Flagl e r utension. 70 Acre.-On Dixie Highway-AdjoininJ Hollywood. 16 000 Acres and Townsite-Fine Colonu:at i on Project. Other Prope!'ti Get In Toucb With Me. E. A. KELLETT-P. 0. BOll 1335-M i ami, Florida NELSON -THE FLORIST Ready to deliver Florida' mod beautiful ftowen anywhere in U. S. A. 218 W. LaFayette Street Tampa, FloR.c:la Just Walter Johnson (Continued from page 36) is, by general consent, a legal holiday in and around Humboldt. Receipts from these games bave practically paid for the ., ..... ball park and its bui ldings, and Johnson would probably forget the date of his wedding anniversarybor the birthday of )Young Walter, sooner t an the date of the game. In his home in Reno, Nevada, he has a whole roomful of s ilver cups, shotguns, rifles and other tT-ophies presented to him by admiring fans the country ov e r uMake1 a fellow feel sort of good to look at all those things and think that that many peo ple thought enough of him to give 'em to him," Walter said, with a sheepish kind of gri n. The most recent gift of the kinrl was pre. sented to Johnson by the baseball enthu siasts of Washington just before the open ing game of the ser:es last October. It was a completely equip ped seven-passenger touring ear, the most luxurious and ex pensive automobile made in the United State His mother, eoming to the Na tional Capital to see her first major league baseball &'&me and to see her son for the first time in real act on, was the first per son Johnson helped into the new car. Aa he stepped on the starter, after the game, and listened to the soft purr of the motor, he said to me, with the characteristic John son grin, ''Guess maybe the people who gave me this'll tb;nk I've cheated 'em." He had lost that first game, you will re call. Incidentally, that was apparently his sole thought in regard to the two games he lost-that he wasn't making good for the fans who cheered and applauded him even in defeat; and nobody but himsel! ever will know the full bitterness of those two lost games. In the last game Johnson showed the kind of a man he is. It took real eoura_ge to go out there in that e iebtb Inning. He couldn't he l p feeling what forty thousand spectators felt; the telepathy of crowd must have borne to him the mei!Saee that while they were with him, they expected only another defeat. But it wu another Johnson in that game; the mind, keen from a life of clean years, the eyes undimmed by late hours or dissipation, the muscle-s retaining the power of coordination a youtlt fifteen years his junior envyall these were there, plus expenence and the ability to profit by it. He wu still tblnk ine of the fans who had stood bJ him loJally enn when he was losin g, but be waa thinking of Walter Johnson and the Waahington baaeball club, too, and he was a different Johnson from the one who had lost two heartbreaking games a couple of days before. The eleaJt years told 1 the atory book ending of the game ana the aeries ia baseball history now. As I think of Johnson aa I aaw him ftrn, away back in 1907; ae I have Men IUm time aftu time il-' tbe yeara einee then: as I have talked with him in the b i g lounj'e ot the Tampa Bay Hotel; a1 I NW him with that little group of boys sittine literally at hie feet and drlnldng in bla worda. or reverently handline and raptly psina at the bueball be autographed for them as I think of Johnson thus, that little un tence of his, as he talked to tboae boJ'I. recurs again and again, because in it waa summed up all the evidence a boy or youne man really needs to keep his feet from wandering into P.aths that end inevitably in tbe mire of !allure and despair and ruin, mentally, physically and in every othu way: "Just don't do the thing tllat you wouldn't want your own boy, when you have one, to know about or to do" That's a creed that ie a pretty safe one to live by,

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    You Can Read Prosperity Between The Lines BITHLO "The City With A Vision" Being the commercial center of eastern Orange County, where a vast region of fertile trucking, citrus and general farming lands have l:een thrown open to developers by recently constructed hard roads BITHLO MUST GROW. BITHLO is located on the only railroad-the F. E. C.-touched by the new Cheney Highway between Orlando and the East Coast, and the town rests almost at the point-BITHLO MUST GROW. Four and a half miles of new street construction is now going on in the town; and the construction of new homes and new business buildings is likewise in progress-BITHLO MUST GROW. BITHLO is located in the heart of alluring hunting grounds and streams and lakes abounding in fish-BITHLO MUST GROW. ALL THESE THI GS GO TO BUILD CITIES: Then, follow the lead of wise investors who knowto a remarkably well located new town from a geographical standpoint, bulging with activity and possibilities, where the prices are made directly from the owner and developer to induce the homeseeker to buy and build. DON'T WATCH US GROW-COME AND GROW WITH US! Bailey Development Co. 15 North Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida Fifth Avenue Bithlo, Florida 7 7

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    78 LANDS To Jnyeston, Speculaton ud Realton: We have several hundred thousand acres for sale in Dade, Palm Beaeb, Glades, H i ghlands, Osceola, Collier and Charlotte Countiea. Lands are still cheap, but roinr fast. We have tracts from one section to 100,000 acres. WE HAVE THE PRICES Call us Long Distance 6855 Pierce & Stevenson Wholesale Lands Ez:cJuajyely 307 Firet National Baak BuildlD Miami, Florida The Educator Shoe In all of its styles, shapes and sizes, can be had at Balbin --Spencer Tampa's Exclusive Agents Don't fail to make our store your headquarters while you are in Florida this winter. Balbin -Spencer Shoe, Co. Tampa, Florida A Bit of Old Spain (Continued from page 37) models of the time of Columbus; of the time wh e n the Spaniards, lon g ba.rralSSed by Moorish supremacy, at last w ere wresting loose from the heavy yoke of an era when the daring galleon s of the Spanish Armad a were se king and vanquishing foemen on the high seas. How well Mr. Adams s o lv ed the d i fficult problem is attested by the commendation he bas receiv e d from w e ll-known architectural authorities in all parts of the country. The passerby is attracted by the forecourt a few inches higher than the side wa lk. It is inlaid with Spanish tile A few feet back the passerby sees an arched partition on either side of which stands a colored boy attire d in Moorish costume. Th arches are topped with tinted roof tiles from the convent of Jesus y Maria in Cordova, Spain t wh i ch was founed in 1 5 34. They were taKen from th con v ent wh e n it was bejng torn down and bear moss, soot and other accumulatjons sho wing their age. They have been brushed over with paraffin oil to bring out their colors underneat h. Interest quickly develop s in tbe mind of the pa sserby. A few steps and he passes through one of the arches and i s within the patio developed after the plateresque pe-riod, representing the time of the discovery of America, the return of Cortez and Pizarro with huge sums of go l d, and the turning of Spanish minds to the art enrichment of their country. Huge and" on the tile d floor of the patlO lend to the ancient effect as one passes by the map of Florida pat terned after the ancient mariner's chart This deer gliding through the Everglades, serpents streaking through the s eas, and huge flora spreading everyw here. Colored murals on both sides, illum jnat. ed by i n d irect ligbt'ng behind a series of arcades, portray O ldsmar Bay and the con tiguous territory. An open fireplace at the left wall, one of the most remarked features of the offices, opposes a mant t on which rests a model of an ancient galleon representative of Spanish pr owess on the On a stand near by sits a flaring red macaw. representative of the Moorish love of brilliant color. Canaries are seen in Spani h cages scattered through the patio Imported Andalusian tile s, patterned afte r tho e in the Alahambra, form the base of the open -court fountain in which go l d fish and floating hyacinths have been placed. Above the loggia, containing the busi ness desks and office equipment, but done, nevertheless, in the same antique style. All woodwork was wrought on the Little mill work was resorted to. P ck d cypress woods were scorched and anti quated. Doors fashioned on the premises were swung in sockets of Iron clamped agains t the wall and fastened deep i nto the flooring. Door handles were made of wrought iron bent into rings. Florida mosses hang from the trelli.sed ceiling and growing ferns fringe the bases of the walls. In cre a t ing a show place for both Tampans and visitors Mr. Prettyman has acted in keeping with his policy of doing what he could to the interest of Tampa. H is most recent act for Tampa was the donation of a $100,000 tract of land, near the Oldsmar lin1!, for use by Tampa as a municipal park and golf course. In accllpt ing this gift, the Mayor and City Commis sioners asserted that nothing of the kind ever had been done for TaiDpa before. Oldsmar itself is showing the Prettyman soirit of prot'essiv eness The "Suburb of Two C ities" 1s rapidly being developed into a fine resjdential and business c ity abutting on fertile agricultural areas. MONEY In Florida Land :-My 6 fty yean residence and experience in Flor ida Soils at your service to examine properties in this section of the state for a nominal fee. Best of references. M. W.Moore Box 215 Dunedin, Florida TANGERINES and All Florida Citrus Fruite Shipped An,-where in U. S. A. See Pace 80 CHAS. A. O'BERRY 215 E. Lafayette Street Tampa, Florida "OUR AMERICA" A set of SO cards, 4000 hletorie and ceocnphleel faetl of o u r etate and peninsular PO. e a lone. Biocrephic&.l sketeh o f our to play 21> came b:r entire family. Sent POetpaid $1.00. Mrs. Ada Cowan 141 N. E 2 n 4 St. lllami Fla. You Can Muter Touch Typewriting Chart and 15 Lessons by Mail $5.00 "Key after key, day by day, in the r igb t way, rajse s our pay, highe r and high er." A. C. K. BUSINESS SCHOOL MRS. ADA COWAN KENDRICK 141 N. E. Second St. Mjami, Fla. The Sproule Baker School of Music Courses in Voice, Piano, Orran, Harmony Muieal H itory and Expre .. ion An ideal climate for the voiee. An 'ideal city for inspiration and en thusiasm, study and recreation ln Sproule-Baker, Mue. B. Miami and Miami Beach 31 N. EFiret Su .. t, Miami P. 0. Box 88 ST. AUGUSTINE W. N. BLACKWELL. 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    Fancy Boxes of Oranges Grape Fruit and Tangerines Shipped any where in the u.s. A. Every Box Packed Under My Personal Supervision. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded. an IDEAL XMAS GIFT Packed in Xmas Boxes and Colors Nothing But 80 Florida's Beat In Any Combination Desired. Price List Below-Delivery Guaranteed Standard Box Fancy Pineapp l e Oranges-F. 0. B. Tampa .... $4.00 Standard Box Fancy Grapefruit -F. 0 B. Tampa ........ ..... .... $3.50 Standard Box Fancy M ixtureF 0 B. Tampa ... .... ......... .... $4.00 Standard Y,. Box Fancy P i ne apple OrangesF. 0. B. Tampa ... ............................. $2.00 Standard "h Box Fancy M ixture F. 0. B. Tampa ........ .... ......... $2.00 Standard % Box Fancy Tangerines-F. 0. B. ........ .. $%.00 St&ndard % Box Fancy Mixture-F. 0 B. Tampa ............ $1.50 RefeTeaee -Any Bazalr: in Tampa ORDER NOW FOR XMAS Chase A. O'Berry 215 E. Lafayette SL TAMPA, FLA. Confessions of an Ex-Rum Runner (Cont inued from pace 89) a lady drinking tea, and mada a mincin step with his number ten hiltinc boots. "You're sort of sarcastic, ain't you!" I said, and w it.b that I stepped back about twenty paces, made a pretext of finding a stake then drew my heel aeroa the aand about fifteen feet. "Here's the dead line, my lad. Thus far and no farth e r for you. I caTf7 someth ing I n my back pocket that is a little bit tougher than tobacco to chew on Any monkey business and you're likely to wake up with one of my choicest l ilies in your hands.'' "When it comes to firing irons, maybe I can see you ant.l raise you one better. But there ain't any u se to shed any blood over !t. for the. of I t, I'm going to l ook 1nto this propoSlt : on, find out the true facts and clear up the mystery. Sounds like something phoney, if you want my opinion." He gav e me a black look an.d began taking down h i s instrument. "Knock off, men," he called to his low i ng. "Go back to camp and call it a day." Th e n he turned to me aga n. "Better stay on the job," be says. 'Cause I'm coming back soon and going to CTO!IS, daisies or no daisies!' I did stay on the job Just as soon as he was out of sight r left Goo-goo and tbe dog on watch, and hust l ed down the beach. I did this without any fixed purpose, it is true, but I have found that it a fellow keep s on mov ng he generall y ace omplisbes something, right or wrong. I ran across an old man not far from where the ''Friday'' was anchored. He was wading a l ong in very hallow water catching crabs. I gaged him in eonv rsation and got some little clue as to the owner of the ten acres. Then I cut thro(lg h the woods to a lit tle shack where the old man sa'd some informat' on could be obtained I found only the women folks at home, but there I picked up another bit of information and wu on my way. I must have w alk ed nearly five miles in all. Finally I hov e alongside a cottage, an unpai nte d affair with cans and buckets of ferns swinging by wire from the porch ceiling. There were oleanders, elephant ears, and h ibiscus surrounding the house, with chinaberry trees to give shade. AU in-all i t was a very homey-looking place. W e ll, there must have b een a funeral or a wedding t aking ploce to judge !rom the number of people gathered there, but I finally ferreted out the owner of the tPn acres, a husky walrus-mustached man, who came out collarle ss and suspendered, to find out what I wanted. He removed the too t hp 'ck from his mou t h when I asked him what he would take for h is land. "Tell you what," be sa'id after a little thought, "you give me twenty do.llars an aere, half cash an' you kin have it." A little wizened o l d man roekinc on the porch, piped out: "T a-ot ti Cty acres right next to that, that I'll sell you for ten an acre, an't it's got timber on it to boot." "Shet up, Jess," sa'd my friend; then turning to me, "Don't you pay no 'tention to thet ole fool." I counted out a hundred dollars and 11lipped it to him. He grinned a 'pos sum. "You got your deed," I aaked him then. He went into the house and came back with it. "Now," I said, "let's make out Rome sort of conveyance showing that I have boucht th'11 land, an d then eome along with me to the land. because I'm expeetin&' a friend there soon/' My pronerty was not veTf far from (Continued on page 82) Home Seekers Agent PERSONAL SERYICE Mrs. T. F. Q. Sadtll Phone 85-506 Ba:rehore Bou)eyard "WE SPECIALIZE IN TAMPA'S NEARBY ACREAGE" FLO.RlDA-Pieyarout.Cl of the &ea. Pna d b e of th" Poor. State lft tho Union, and Rocu Dab on. the ,,.,.t b u oine" o\all.ttleia; tbet TAMPA b .. eotlnM to be tlte crML.,.l c ity in the Snu Ma t Come and be one of uo. W., .... w Home. Grovot, or Fum ror 10U. S.n4 tool,. for booklel, "Larcet O rana Trel. Coaal Rea.h1 Co. C Inc tr_ Ot.. Pootoftice, "Soaco IMfOI'e lh. e war,' Fla.. Ow n r otfera for Immediate eePtnce UO aer on TAlllAMl TRAIL i n County, n .. r Ia doevelopmenta, at prlee eo lderably below prlcee of aunou dha propert J'. La11d I a weU Umbend. blab a d dl"T. Tbl" 1" an opportunity to purebao laAd o n the TRAIL at pre-boom price. Write or wtre W H South, 816 F:ra:nkllll St., Tapa, Pt.. MORAN'S CAFE Tb. e Place to Eat "Next to Home" Good Coffee 806 Frankliza Street Tampa, Florida F. DREW LEWIS The Acreqe Specialiet Cl-rwater Florida BEST INCOME PROPERTY IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA Two-story brick business eorner. Quick sale, $45,000, with only 7 per cent on de ferred payments. Easy terms. .D. R. KEYS Clearwater, Florida P. 0. Boa oz FLORIDA Tropical land.a for development. J'ertUe toll bo:r
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    Lake\Vood Manor Our new, beautiful, carefully restricted de luxe subdivision in North Tampa with splendid parked entrance from Nebraska Avenue. Positively the Premier Subdivision of Tampa's North Side. Nothing even approaching it in this wonderful section of Tampa. The only subdivision in or around Tampa facing on a beautiful lake right in the heart of Tampa. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before in this district. Designed and laid out by competent Landscape Engineers (the same who laid out Beach Park), it combines an ideal homesite with transportation advantages unrivalled in any direction from the heart of Tampa. PRE-DEVELOPMENT SALE While the improvements on this magnificent property of thirty acres will begin immedi ately, which indude the dredging out and remodelling of the existing s-pring-fed lake in the front of this estate, we will permit thinking, far-sighte:l investors to share with us in the profits by pur chasing now at PRE-DEVELOPMENT PRICES, which will be subject to raise without notice. We will make special concessions to a few first buyers who will build at once unde r our restric tions, which will range up to $6,000. No buildings permitted built until approved by our Committee on Building. Those who know of the wonderful beauty of this tract, its gigantic oaks, its beautiful lake lying in sylvan beauty surrounded by huge water oaks, its gradual rise from Nebraska Avenue all the way back to Oak Avenue, its wonderful soil, its perfect drainage and its )oration in the most healthful and favored part of all Tampa, wiD be glad to avail themselves of this opportunity to secure wonderful lots on which to build themselves charming homes within a few minutes' drive of the Court House down town. Absolutely all city conveniences such as Electricity, Gas, Water, Telephones right at your door ready to use, all immediately available. If you are looking for a "good buy" to make money on this winter, buy one or more of these lots which, we feel sure, will have a rapid increase in sales value within a few months at most. When we opened our last subdivision on Nebraska -"East Bungalow Park"-we sold $42,000 of lots the first opening day. We anticipate even a greater demand for these. So, if you want one of these lots, ACT IMMEDIATELY. There will be a limited number of lots on Ne braska A venue at fair prices. Probasco Realty Co. 203 Madison Street Tampa, Florida Developers (In Caa. Co. Buildin r at corner of Madiaon and Tampa Street&) F loor Offic:e Phone 2856 81

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    ONE OF THE GREATEST HOMESITE OPPORTUNITIES IN FLORIDA TODAY NEILHURST On the St. Johns lma&'i n e, if you can, a more typical tting for our Florida Home than ath the preading limbs of orne of the old age Oaks through whose l eafy bou h can be seen the glittering water of the b eautiful St. Johns R ive r Hundreds of such oaks are found in NElLHURST. And not o nly in beauty ha$ Nature b2en lavish but al o in gentle c:unent4 of air whi ch sweep down the St. Johns. The year 1round climate is ideal at NEILHURST. F(frty-tive m i nutes from Jacksonvill e ten m i nutes from Green Cove Springs, NJ:;lLHURST is ideall y loeat.ed for both <"onvenienee and pleasure. now before we start lay ing boulevards and complete pubUe service c:onveniencest you must visit the site w twre t ile crown jewel of all residence par ks will soon ne completed Later, when NF.ILHURST improvements are completed, the presen t pric e w11l create a .sensation. Saleamen for NEILHURST are youl' 1uidea. They are hutruc:ted molt c.arefull:r tbat it ia a pl-ure to han you come to -the propertJ and tbat you are under no obli.ation to buy, nor are you to do ao. The Neilhurst Sales 20S-8 Laura Str et "FOR THE SERVICE of the PEOPLE" The First Nationa l the oldest bank in South Flotid a, l.s univenaUy known aa a sound, dependable in itution. Temporary and permanent re identa of this viemttr are cordially invited to make thi their "financial headquarters.' The First Bank of TAMPA CAPITAL, $1,000,000 The OLDEST BANK IN TAMPA wb re the hou e tood, since I had come in a round-about way and we were oon back to where 1 starud. The su rvey _or chap returned whlle we were there. He wa all "bet up." He told his men to come on that b e was going through r gardless. But he calmed down when he found that I was really the bona fide o er of the property. 1ow, by way of compromise,'' I told him, "I'll let you run your Hne up a couple of feet-,thnt' ll nli my flower b ds--and then you can cut aero That won't t hrow you out much." I half suspected that he who ll y su :picion ed that I had my cargo stowed there, but he agreed to my uggest i on. "Funny, J didn't think ot that b fore, I add d. The buying of that Jot was my tart in the real estate bu ine Jake cam back with co tom n who reJiev d us of our "flow ers," and left Instead a good round profit. ow that we owned real e tate, we de that it wou l d be best to build a little bouse on it. This would furnish a ufe war hou for our liquor, because a search warrant coul d not be legall y i ued except upon ev i dence of a sale by the owner, so tha t bootleggen who are commuters have n a :v time of i t. Our 'bungalow' was started soon afterwards. W made four or five mor trips without runn ng foul of any troubl W inve ted in a twoma ted chooner and add e d it to our fleet, Jake bei ng hungry to hear the "snorng" of the forefoot again. After thle e div : ded fo rces for a while. He went into th ti h business witb a hou e up the coa t a bit (I mus t be careful about men tioning names, s o I will say, om e where in Florida") and set out with neta and rubber hip boots, like a r gular fisherman. He managed to catch enou&'h fi h each time to cover up h is cases. "Ea y money," Jake eaUed out as we met in the bank one morning to make our d po its. "We run the schooner up to the fi h hou and begin unl oading. Never did se such a prosperous se t of fis h buyen. They all come down to the dock In their coupes.'' "Pipe down, for Heaven's sake," I whis pered. Remember your greatest trouble. You always d i d talk too much." He was wearing a turkey-red necktie liver-brown fedora bat and tan shoes that had a b "i' ri in&' on the toe, and was smoking a piece of oakum that kept me dodging to leeward. Anyone could have told in three gue tbat he was a Scowegian bootlegger, and had two guesses lert over I warned him ai'ain again t overcon fidence. "I hav a hunch you better lay low a bit. You're burning too much fuel -your funnel are rmokin'. Better come back and make a trip or so on the "Friday." This be consented to do. (In my next installment I will tell how we eluded the nimb le gentry of Uncle Sam's dry navy, and how we later lost the "Friday.") Tampa's Modern Building Era (Cont inued from page 58) far more than places in which to f i nd shelter and a night's lodging, and homes aa beautiful and ori ginal in design and ex ecution as can be found in the length and breadth ot the land. If it we re, indeed, the storm of three years ago that awakened Tampa to a realization of the benefite of architectural beauty, then it would e m that many other cities m ight well hold a day of fasting and prayer that a similar natural phenomenon might visit them and rve as the alarm clod: to arouae them to reallutlon of the value of modem city buildinr.

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    Business Site in the Heart of Tampa r II) z ...J '::/. z < ol lL. MAD IS 0 ll1 N CATHOLIC CHURCH ELKS C L.U 8 AUTO SALES ROOM COU R. T <( 0 al T"MP"' 0 TERIUICE -I ICOTEL. L AUTO SALES SCOTTISK ltiTE HALL JMS:OKIC TEMPLE LA.F""YETTE STReET I CITY HALL AT....,.,." UI'
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    84 Only County in Florida ENTIRELY WITIDN THE LAKE REGION JLAKECOUNTY In Central Florida there are thousands of hill -girt, dear-water lakes, tha t re flec t the blue of the skies above a region extending nearly the entire dis tance from jacksonville to Lake O kee chobee. Of such region Lake County i s the center. It is t h e only county e n ti r e ly within this surpassi n g ly beaut j ful Lake Reg ion of F lorida. Lake County when se lectin g a 11ite for your Florida home. Grow g rapes and bananas in this l and of fourtee n hundre d lakes and five thou hill s. Live and play outdoors a !l the year. For booklet and information address: S.F. Wood Lake County C h amber of Comme rce Tavares, Florida ( ( INTERIOR DECORATION AND FURNISHING FOR HOMES, OFFICES OR STORES If you h ave a n inte rior problem of any kind, consult with our department which specializes in thi s work. The D. P. D a vis Propertie office s. m ustrated on page one was furnished, (with exception of o ffice desks and cha irs) by us which is but one of the ma.ny jobs recently completed. T A R R F U R N I T U R E C 0., I n c. "Interior Decorators and Furnisben" Tampa Street at Twigg. -:Phone 3643 FURNinJRE-FLOOR COVERINGS-DRAPERIES--CHINA Play's the Thing in Sunny Florida from page 48) for many sports wh ich loom most b ri g h t ly in the desires o f the inter visitors who come to the Sunshine C .ty. For the hundred of Canadians who journey s outhward e a c h y ear, the city prov i de f a c iliti e s for l.awn bowling For hundr d of folks from the M i ddle West whos e idea o f sport i slippin g mule s lippers," there are c ity bu il t horseshoe pitchnig lanes, scien ti fically con tructed; for tbe gol fer, the tennis p layer, the roque play er, the dev ote of curling o r hutTleooard or some other sport, there ar pec i all y built public playground where happy hours speed the winter On\ ard until pringtime becom e a fact in all the land. There is a double fascin t ion i n winter water sp orts fo r tho e who are accustom d to shunn:ng cold waters "back hom e many month of the year. It i a ort of personal triumph to write back along in February: "We went in bathing today!" The We t Coast and East Coast cities which off r f acilitie for uch p orts have a n attr actio that i riceless Nature has indeed ndo w ed Florida hou r tifully. Yet i t is the ab'lity to enjoy na ture's bountie i n a happy atmosph ere w hich ha r:r ead th name a n d fam or Florid a far and wide o one w ould be cont n t to -it a who l e winter and admire even the mo t beautiful handiwork n a t ure has provided But w "th sports and play and game and all ort3 of recreation to satisfy the d e ire to be "doing one thing," the winter visitor to Florida s w y with him a far more beautiful m ental p icture of Florida citi Flo-ida cenery and Florida c limate than would b e the cas if 1 rch faci liti e were not provi de d. 11 work and no play" appli e to winter v 'siton in Florida a w ell a to a certain dull boy Jack. The o l d becom oung, and the young becom b althie r and happie r in Florida because play's the thing that bring health and happiness. TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG FORESEEN AS SECOND NEW YORK-BROOKLYN That St. Petersburg i s de t ined to be a second "Brooklyn to Tampa's "New York," with th opening of the Gandy Bridge is the o p i n i on of the mo t promi n nt b u ine m n of the two cities. They for a constant interchange of w int r vis itors between the h o citie and a g reat incre a i n the bu siness b etwc n t .he two. V i ion of Tampa as th great t co m mercial city i n Florida and St. Petersburg the mo t famous re identi al city and winter playground o n the West Coast ha r cently be.en expressed by several nationally-known men 1tho have been impre sed wi t h the importance of the Gandy Bridge to th d v elopment of th se sister citi With suburban d e v el opments ext nding from both Tampa and St. Petersburg to the bridge heads on eithe r id of Tampa Bay, the ou t.erm o t limits of the two citie:> w ill soon b separated only by its wate r s When traffic begins moving ov e r the bridge in a few week St. P etersburg's "Broo klyn will b e o nly forty-five minutes from Tampa's w York. Miami Story Lost A llan&ti'Ve h jatory of Miami-the-Ma.cic City, wa to have beeo the lead dory of thill iaaue of SUNILAND, but owing to the fact that the mallucript ancl all platea bec.ame lo.t whil e aent to our pi ot, it w.. im.,ouible to replace them fo:r thia iuue. Wach for it Dext month

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    3,000 Acres on Beautiful Lake Marian (Eutem Polk County) Compl'iainc orange crov .. dairy laad, vegetable land, be.u tiful lake front hoMe aitea, buaineu diatrict d hundreda of buaineu and building Iota for all purpo"a. Thia mag1tificent tract ia located oa the famoua ridra of Florida, thr" milea aut of Hamilton, four mile S E. of Haine1 City, on the bank of beautirul Lake Marian, in "IMPERIAL" Polk Couaty. The elevatioa amonr the vercy hichet in the ltate, aad rood road are on every hand. HOMESEEKERS-WE CAN SURELY MEET YOUR EXACTING REQUIREMENTS A laad of .,.ace aad plenty-cooled by lue breeze and aalt air, ahaded by atately oakt and pin .. a bv.ndred ye,ara ia the arowi"l Orange, Grapefruit. A.Yoeado Pear rro'l'et, and Baaana plAntation deYeloped to a atate of bearinr for the buain O"l' profe .. ional man. Cuar,..leed aad ..,)don -r term. BACKED BY SUBSTANTIAL BUSINESS MEN. MONEY BACK IF NOT SATISFIED. Valuable Land for Raising -" \>anana a a n d a U vui tie ot tl'1le k Cl'Ol>l t D k ul"t..S f rom thl a trut. Bic proftt fro t e dairy t.uolnel4! a n d 1 r e44y market awalto you. Wby flOl eo t T To Northern Low R. R. Fares Good for 21 dayo. Now .. ntil De<>. 2, ltU. ua for A Townaite Has Been P l otted with a blUinesa &quare; Parb, Cir c les and Boule ards have been surveyed and are ready for sal e. Recreation Park and Depot Located Shade tTees and shrobbery will be set Boating, bathing, fishing and hunting; 10-minute drive to 18-hole golf course on banks of Lake Hamilton. Hundreds of people from States farther north are located In t his vicinity. LAKE MARIAN GROVFS CORPORATION FRANK C. HUCH&S. D irector ef Saloa W inter Hn Florlda Waatatl H ... ua MC..,.e the 8--Jl:aa from Tampa to Mtll>o"""'" 70 ai.laa ae. tlta rowul t:rt,__.u ,..ve4 but 4$ ..U... S E OpPOrtunity I a l n k nodtlnc at yCMir door. WIJl you an wer hn ... 11! Com o to the l and of '"nohlno aad tlowen, wheH .. hh a d ltappi.a a a t al w aya a Lalce Mulan G rovea W inter Haven Flo rid a-. PI ma i l foldn and tull Infor mation reeardtn c YOllr IA.ncl, po ... t o w a n d laktlroot Iota. Print your ame ..... ............ ............ ..... ... .. ..... Addrna ....... .. ............ .. .... ..... ... ............. .. City ... .... ., ..... ................. ... ..... .... ... ... -St&ta ...... ....... ...... .............. ...... ..... ......... Dade County Title Insurance & Trust Company Miami and Coral Gables Offic e and plant located in the Southern Bank & Truat Co. Building 46 W. Flagler St. Miami, Florida Phone 0. 6510 Caprtal $5001000.00 The old e t ab tract and title insurance company in Da de County J. M. BLOW, Ma nage r Abstracts Prepared and Titles Insured A c h a i n o f ti t l is no strong; r than its weakest link. T itle insurance i s an a bsolute guaranty again t lo b reason of def d in the title. A wise man will a l ways secure a Title Po licy on the J.1.roperty that he now own or i about to purcha The Title Poliei of the DADE COUNTY TITLE INSURANCE A D TRUST COM pANY are always le and ound and they are a good i nve tmcnt to the buye r thereof. FREE six-day trip in our DeLuxe sight-seeing coach, leaving Tampa, Saraso ta and Braden town every Wednesday and Saturday. Tampa Office: No. 301 Twigg Street 85

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    100 Acres Lake Frontage Sub-Division or Club--Site This fine tract is a well wooded peninsula of about I 00 acre&--( a deeded quarter section) with more than a mile of shore line extending into Lake Margaret. Location-near the center of Fruitlands Peninsula-Putnam County. Florida between Lake Cresc"-nt and Lake George-about 7 5 miles south of Jacksonville--and 30 from Ormond and Daytona. Reached by A. C L. Rail way--Clyde Line Steams hip service on St. Johns River-and by St johns Scenic Highway. A desirablet site for fine Country Estate, big Citrus Grove-or could be developed as a dub or subdivided into 300 to 500 cottage lots. Situated in an old settled community of great natural beauty and with many attractions--including excellent Quail shooting-good fishing, etc. This can be made into a beauty spot-where one could enjoy privacy and seclusion and still be within easy reach of Fine and Business Centers. 13,000 Acres Land and Townsite Ripe for Exploitation. Water Front Townsite on beautiful Lake George. An attractive proposition for live developer. This fine tract of Iand-in practically a solid body-is exceptionally well located-in Putnam County, Florida-about I 00 miles south of Jacksonville-near Palatka-on what is known as Fruitland Peninsula, which name is suggested by the fact that its Citrus Fruit Industry ranks among highest in state. Soil, climate, shipping facilities favorable. Lies between two biK lakee--many smaller-with water transportation on St. Johns River--Clyde Line. Laad-Variety of soils--including rich Hammock-Muck--Clay-and good Citrus soils. About half of the tract is well adapted to Sugar Production-or truck crops, etc. Good Drainage fall-and Artesian Water at a shallow depth. Considerable Pine and Hardwood Saw Timber-and a deposit of Shell Marl-of value as fertilizer. Townsite--A fine site for town on beautiful Lake George. Townsite should pay for the land and if properly exploited a Coloniza tion project can be worked out that will rank favorably with Sanford and Haatings in Industries and conditions. Price Right Reasonable Tenna City Holcllag Company 134 N. E. SeeoDCI Avenue Tel. 3915 P. 0. Box 1383 Miami, Florida Hi-Jacking the Game (Continued from page 55 ) "Now yo' all c'n be alto' dices made f'um dese is straight," Gabri e l expla i neu. "AJI dat is n e cessary is fo' yo1 all t' put de dota on 'em. Den yo' c'n true 'em up, t' be sho dey is o.k. Den hadn't nobody ought t' be afraid dey's dishonest." Som e on e drew forth a fountain pen, with which Gabriel soon had marked a pair of the saccharine cuboids. Then he turned them over to the waiting There was appeal i n the idea to the darkies. They bad never shot dice with sugar lumps before, and the ery novelty of the thing tickled them. They i nvented a new lingo on the spot, to go along with the new gambling equipment. "C'mon, li'l sugah cub e be swee t t' me!" "Be there, ink dots, run mab way!" "Shoot straight, sugah dices, papa's co ffee neds sweetin' !" In no time at all the game was restored to its former amicable ba sis. The strunger had not ob jected one whit to the c.hunge in dice, but had gone into the n ew game with the same spirit aa the re t of the party. But wh en it came his turn to shoot, the luck that had formerly been his ( i f luck it can be called) evidently had deserted him. He passed once, sevened out. Imm edi ately he took to covering the others, and his roll started to disappear, for the other darkies could win w ith the sugar cubes. R etaining the fountain pen, Gabriel used it i n making new sets of dice against the time when a pair woulc.l be worn out with too much handling, or would crumble to pieces under too stitf an impact against the backboard. Half an hour-and mo t of the Tampa darkies-passed. The stranger's bank notes continually dim i nished in number. The came his way again. As before, he made his point on the first attempt, but shortly thereafter sevened out. "Ah's on'y got one five-
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    Would YOU like to know about the remarkable opportunities for investments in Real Estate in and around the rapidly growing City of TAMPA, FLORIDA? Some Interesting Facts about Tampa Hera a.ra a few of the reaone for Tampa bain au10h remarkabl e city toda.y, aad they leo indicate the aolid foundatioD upoa which the G.realer rampa of tbe futuJ'e ie bain rapidly built; FLrst of all TAMPA is a stable, growing, year-aroun.J city. I ts industries and general bl.l iness make it a bus i n ess center. In addition to t his, i t ha a ll the altfaC tions that go to ch rm the tourist, or "winter vlmtor". It u th is rare comb ination that in sure unwual values in real estate. Tampa i the industrial center of South Florida. Tampa i the o rld's greatest Havana e i g r {>ro{fucing center. More than 60 0 ,00 0 000 c igars ar made 1n Tampa every year. In 1923 Tampa cigar manufacturers paid the Unit ed States government almo t $5,000,000 for r evenue .tamps. Tampa exported more than 25,000,000 feet of lumber in 1923. Tampa has 80 acres of publi c parb worth $2,000 0 00. The Tampa Clearance Hou e rePQrted $166,764,841.87 in clearanc i n Tan1pa in 1923. Tampa's annual b ui l d ing activities aggregate $4,000 000. Tampa ships mor phosphate than any other port In the world. A total of 1,031,346 long tons w e r sh)pped dur iq 1923. Tampa ships 2,500 carloads of oranges, grap and other fruits every year. The assesse d value of private property in Tampa i s to $50,000,000. The assessment is based on onethi rd actual value. The followina ia a partial liat of development., mente and plana; all of which have o1:curred, or will occur within thia preaent year. We never knew any one city to u much ia the .. me len1tb of lime. Can you DOt p)ainly tea why all tbia davelopmant w;JI raauJt in increaaad real eatate valuea; in whi.cb you can ahara? Te111lpa has p ed a bond issue of $3,000,000 for still further lmp.rov ments. Three beautiful bridges are to be lmmedia tely con strueted aero s t he Hil l boro River. One of t.he South's largest and finest auditoriums is to be constructed. Bay bore Boulevar'li, one of the world's most beautiful dri ves, is be i ng length n d several miles. Miles of adclitional p.a, ed streets, water and gas mains are under construct-ion. lunic ipal docks and t he estuary for deep sea-going vessels were eom11leted last month. A new short and clirec t line railr oad from Tampa to Palm B aeh and Miami is now under con truction. T ami mi. Trail e:-.-tencling aero &tate and through the Ev rglad .s, i almost eomplt-ted. Gal)dy Bridge, which shortens the distance between and St. Peters-burg lrom 60 to 18 mil s, will be o pen to the publ i c in No\ ember und aN b e ing rai ect ror a new railroad to extend direct lrom Tampa to the Middle West. Build i ng p rmits so far t.hi.s closely approach the ;5,000,000 mark. ume:to:us hotel's and ap. artments are now being built. A one-million-dollar merger of boat linea was elfeeted ias t month. Plans are compl ete for establishing a system of erated ve sel:s to carry Florida lruit and vegetabl e s
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    ,..------------------. Prudential picked up the bill, while its for mer owner rose to his feet. FARM LAND 640 Acres --$30 an Acre 640 acres in a solid section, located on railroad in Pasco Coun ty, Florida, 2 3 miles north of Tampa, suitabl e for Irish potatoes, corn, vegetables and small fruits. A fine location for a small dairy shipping into Tampa and St. Petersburg. LAMAR RANKIN Tampa, Florida Sanford, Florida "The City Substantial" A amall metrop;>litan ci t y or ten thousand POPUlation. An Ideal eommnnity for t .he or a pennanent or winter r l denee. Nonlntlalion of realty values and rapid of city prompt enbaneement and on inve tme:nta. Ort the main line or the Atlantic Line Railroad. '&te.r eonn ctiona with all prlncl.Pal Easto.r n Seaboard POint. The ventable obl:pplng center in the world. Excell nt land for grape vine yarda ean be secured in close proxitnlty to Sanford at moderate price. Poultry raialnll: I a al o carried on profitably. A Amerlean city. free from objection ble fo:reb'n el m nt and inJiue:n.eea, Sanford PO ... easea all modern convenience demanded by tho e who are used to hhrh t t&ndard.t of Handsome booklet fnrnlabed UPOn rettuet to Plf8LlCJTY COMMITTEE DEPARTMENT "S" SANFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SANFORD, FLORIDA "Ah knows when Ah's got mah stum mick full," he said. The n he turned and walked over to Gabri el "Gimme mah artillery," he asked. "Ah's goin' s omewh ere else." Gabri el handed him the gun. "Yo' all an' yo' sugah dice," the big boy bellow ed in anger and left. "Nice pleasant baby, ain't he?" Hydrastis said, turning to his partner. An hour and a half later the la s t cu s tomers had departed. Gabriel and H y drastis were countin g up the day's pro ceeds. "Two hun'ed dollahs o fah dis week," Gabriel gloated, "an' heah it is, on'y W ed n esda y n ight." "At dis rate," Hydra ti said, "we c'n git anotheh flivveh befo' long." "Sho' nuff, w e can, cain't we?" They w ere so intent upon the pleasant task that they had not heard two feet th11t moved nois e l e ly out of the dark in their directi on Gabrie l was placing the money into a sack, to lay it in the safe for the night, wh e n out of the blackness came the two words mo s t feared by any man with money in his possession. "Han's up!" Two pairs of hands clawed for the roof. The owner of the voice emerged from the blackness. He was t he big boy who had lost his roll in the game that The pistol he had "checked" at that bme was po i nted unwaveringly at Gabriel. "Now reach into dat safe an' han' me dat money," he orde red. "Ah'll show o' who de joke is on fo' using sugah dice. Yo' won't think it's so dang sweet, maybe, now." Gabriel d id as he was directed, his hand baking as he had a even-day fever. Looking hurnedly at the contents of the sack, the hijacker dropped it into hls pocket, then turned and raced for the stair way. When h e was about half-way down, something metallic clattered on the land ing, and a mocking voice floated up: "Dere's a s ouven1 eh fo' yo' all!" It was a moment before Hydrastis, half paralyzed with f ear, cou l d move. Then h crept to where the thing the bandit had thrown lay shining at the head of the stairs. Then h is voice, tilled with pain, reached Gabriel. Good Lawd, Gab e, we's stung again! Dat gun was empty!" "Dat's nuffin'," Gabriel replied, "so was dat sack Ah give him! It was dat one fixed up wif de fake roll o' money in it it!" Huntinl' Ground-20,000 acres or more for sale Well stocked with wild animals. Price on reque t. Also fine fishing on same tract, Gulf, bay and river. Graham Securiti e Co., Inc., Box 2503, Tampa, Florida. Se advertisement on page 86 offerin g 13,000 acres Land and Townsite. STEAMSHIP TICKETS CI T Y HOLDING COMPANY Eu.r___..callfornla-Wut lnollu 134 N. Annue, Miami, Florida. A. L-ERICKSON, Agent 88 P. 0 Box 1383 SUI Central Avertue ACREAGE WA NTED I to hear direct from ownt>rs--or exclusive brokers---<>{ good tracts for subdivision or colonization anywhere in Florida in line of developm ent E. A. KELLETT P. 0 Box Florida HOLLYWOOD By-the-Sea Locat d seventeen mil es North of Miami and fifty mile South of W e t Palm Beach, fronti n g for five miles on the Atlantic Ocean, Hollyw ood bytheSea is rapidly developing into a beautifully attractive Home City zoned, restricted, paved, elect rifi ed tropically planted with every nece sity and convenienc of the modern city provided. In Every Large Development Resales Are Available Thi s is but natural. Occa s ionally unavoidabl e necessiti es compe l a property owner to offer his holding s at a bargain. To protect l gitimate inve tors and hom eeekers the Re--Sal e D partment was est.ablished and is at your service This being ihe Official R ale D e partment of Hollywood properties w e have the most accurate infonnation in regard to availabl e locations and va lu es Write u.s frankly your wants and we wiJl tell you just as frankl y what we have Literature OD Reque1t Hollywood Investment Co. Official R eale Department I. N. BEERY, JR. Sale Maaaa:er Hollywood, Florida.

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    The Man We Want is about 25 years of age or older, preferably married. He has not yet found the line of business he is willing to make his life work. He is perhaps a college graduate, but above ail, a man of character and stability, ambition and the ability to carry through. Such a man will make a favorable impression at the first interview, and to such a man the position will have such attractions as to make him put forth his best efforts to get it. The applicant must give complete information about himself in a letter which will receive prompt attention. Appli cations will be held confidential. P. 0. Box 2283, Tampa, Florida 89

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    90 Hotel Hills bora nTop o' the Tozvn" Tampa's Leading Fireproof, u111 1' ear 'Round Hotel Year after year guests return to the Hillsboro Hotel. They are coming to us this fall in greater numbers than ever, and we are glad to welcome them. It is our wish to extend them the best quality of Tampa Hospitality. Battle Creek Bath Department in the Building The Florida Home (Continued from page 70) Cryat.lli:r:ed Kumquah (No. 1) (From D1;1lleth:l 8, Florida State CoJlea-a (or Wo..-en) Scrub ltum.q"U&II with 10.1) and water. Sprlnltla with aoda. u Ina 1 lbo. or oda l o 1 lb or ltumQuala. t'our Aufficient bolllne water over tbb to eover fruit. Allow to atand 10 minutes Pou r water off and rlnu throull'h tbrea of water. Slit kumQuat. one-Quarter of a n inch In one Drop into water and boil alowb for 10 minuu.. Hemove tbe boiling water and drop into a bolllng sugar solution made bJ dl ... olvlnx one-half eup or aueer In one cup of water. Doil for 30 minute. R 'move from the IUil'a r olutlon and drop Into a boiling ougar aolution made from 1 cup of ua-ar to 1 cup or water. A 'tt'r ho '11ns: for 80 they are tranaferred to a heavier aolutlon made by 1 cup.1 o. ugar in one cup o wLer. The 'boi lio.a is continued for 30 at which time they may be and placed on a platter to dr,.. Old Time Chriatmaa Sand Tarta At nlxbt ereem one cup of ohor tening, tWO CUPS Of augar, the yolkA Of two e1rge with the white of on and t .. poon o C aal t. Set the eeond eJurwhite a -Ide. Sift on and o ne-half tea pOOn baking powder with one and lhree!ourtba cup o! flour: m i x and plaee bowl or dough in refrigerator till Then roll non (one-balt teaspoon of enamon to o:n! -fourHo Of Al e o p l ate In the center ol uch one-half an al mond (apllt.) Bnke i n slow oven about Fruit Cake Thl" requires t hree POUnd s each of dry flour and atoned raih two or euro:
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    Home Comforts m Florida--At a Saving A FIRE PLACE i8 cheery, but when the East wind blows, as it does for three or four days sometimes, one needs a more dependable beating plant. Heat that is UNIFORM. that is constant BOTH DAY and NIGHT, and, above everything else, a heating plant that is SAF. The little tots especially need the same temperature when on the floor play ing that they are accustomed to in mother's arms. And heat without draughts is most important. There is nothing to worry about wh::n you have KLEEN-HEET OUBundaa Systelld R e II. a b I. II. ty Kleen-Heet is guaranteed. Having fewer parts, and being abso lutely automatic, its dependability is unquestioned. Keep the fuel tank filled and Kleen-Heet will do the rest. The Company making it is the oldest and largest of its kind in the world, and they control sixty patents on oil burners. E t C t I Women like oil beat for many reasons, especially asy 0 OD r0 Kleen-Heet because, of all oil bumera, it has proved the most simple to operate. It never requires attention. Just set the Kleen-Heet ther-mostat. and your house stays at the same temperature day and night. Thi. simple de vice automatically controls the flow of oil to conform to the temperature you want. according to the tendency of the thermometer to rise or fall. C I e a n No coal, no ashes, no soot, no dirt to harbor roaches. ants and other in sects. No heavy wood to lug in and out in all sorts of weather. No torn clothes nor soiled garments. Curtains and hanging stay clean much longer in homes equipped with Kleen-Heet. E I The saving in Kleen-Heet is not confined to the economy of its conomtca operation alone. The saving in work and time is a considerable feature which many overlook unthinkingly. There is money saved on unnecessary house deanini. with its consequent wear and tear on curtains and hangings. No furnace man is needed, no cost of ash removal, and the handling or rehandling of wood. There is a KLEEN .. HEE'f to exactly fit your needs, no matter what they may be, from the largest ho!el to the smallest Tell us the number of rooms and we will_ gitJe. )'OU an estimate. Write for full particulars--no obligation. We're just glad to be of service. Skinner .Machinery Coaapany DUNEDIN, FLORIDA tl

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    400 ACRES Beautiful Gulf Frontage Adjoining A Million Dollar Subdivision In Pinellas County Biggest bargain ever offered for quick sale. Only $500. per Acre You will have to act quick on this proposition. Wire for further information R.K. BRANDON Clearwater, Florida Humphre) & Lott REALTORS All c:luaea real eatate handled rieht. To deal with ua Ia to like our methode. Eatabliahed. 1919 Hotel Unney Biela. 32 S E. 2nd St. Miami, Flol'ida Order Yo.ur ORANGES, CRAPEFRUIT, ETC. FOR XMAS NOW See Pare 80 CHAS. A. O'BERRY 215 E. Lafayette Street Tampa, Fl.oric:la. In writing to ad.vert.iaen please men tion SUNILAND Magazine. 92 No Income or Inheritance Taxes for Florida (Continued from 16) smoothest de elopmcnt this country ever has seen.' The New York Times gave Florida a boost in the following editorial and quaintly suggests that Florida has set out to rid death of many of its terrors: "Florida does not cla im in so many words that within its boundari es tb dr m of Ponce de Leon has been r lized. But, short of Sle a a whol on Tu day gave th ei r i ndorsement to th principl e of less and lower taxe Florida sets an e r l y ex amJl o.f th d finite applicat i on of that popular pri ncipl ." By approving the income and inheri tance tax amendment the people of Florida have added. just one more ad vantage to the many enjoyed in Flor ida. lf Florida has been at all backward in the past it has certainly made up for a lot of lost time recently and through the publicity attached to the tax amend ment vote has opened the eyes of the country to the fact that she is destined to become one of the most prosperous and important states in th. e country, and that before ma.ny years have passed. SANFORD-The City Commission and the City Plannin g Board have ado).)t d the plans of E. 1. Mo.ugh ton1 local arclutect, for Sanfo.rd's new City Hall. It will be a two story structure of Florida-Sr.aniah architecture with a tower. The bullding will be built on lake !ront property owned by th c ity at a cost of '40 000. Wartman Trees Are Quality Trees We have all standard varieties of Oranges, grapefruit and tangerines that are grow.n right and will make money for you. We specialize in bud selection and pay every atten tion to root stocks We will be g I ad to figure prices with you on your present and future requirements. Write for Booklet Wubnan Nursery Co. Ocala, Florida See Mr. Cosgrove St. Peterbutg Florida SUNILA.ND MAGAZINE Three Mon.tlu for 25c Yoor will Ult SVJULAND. S. 4 'It .1.00 witla fou.r um.. u 4 ad ._.. aa4 w will ao1l4 .. ch a thl'ft de' 111bo rlptloL ..

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    'Don't Mtss SUN I LAND for January Special Features A arrativ History of t. Pet r burg By Karl H. Cri mer Fir t of the Grea t en rticles: H nry f. Fla"'ler-Florida' Create t D e l op r By W. AI. Wallcer It Alway )un in Miami Scien e R oves lorid a for D d M Bon e By helton fatla l By George H. Dacy From Tree to You How the itrus Crop I fnrk ted By Marvin WaUer Humnn ature Photography Co mbing th e 0 n' Floor for th e Spon"'e By B. F. Borchanll By R A. Ellis Conf ion of an Ex .R um Runn r -Third In t a llment By "Captain Me u : eeney" Aonoun ement of uniland Magazin Gr at l 000 or1t t Tile Adv ntur of Ly and r -Florida Com dy in One A t Life a, r of the Florida Beache 1otorboatin..., in uni land Th r Vi ion Behind uc Two Entertaining Mor iction tori ful Dev loprnent to ri a Good a By Royl um farklram By R. D. Ceorrre By R obert Harri on By F. H. Clover You Hav Ev r R ad To make sure of obtaining SU ILA D regularly each month pin a dollar bill or your check to your letterhead and send it in for a year's subscription. No need to write a letter-we will know what you want. A year's subscription to SU ILA D also makes fine Christmas gift-Use the blank you will find on p ge 73. SUNILAND MAGAZINE Florida Do You Like A Thrilling Story Then Read "THE WAY OF THE WALKING WOUNDED" B y B. F. BORCHARDT Tamp a Own Author It i s a novel full of thrills the hum of airplane motors, the detonations of bursting shells, the ound of the sea on F lor ida's shining beaches, and the wild syncopation of jazz i n war-time w York 11 the se a an accompan iment to a man's re generation and the con ummation of at woman' lov This book lU been PraiJied by the Literary Crities, Endora.d by American Legion At All Good Book tores, $ l. 75 Or from the Publi hers, Dorrance & Company Drexel Bldc., Philadelphia TARPON SPRINGS "The Jl enice of the S outh" WE HAVE waterfront an d l arge and mall acreage for d velopment pur poses. A lso groves and city busines$ and re ide nce properties. Let us krww your wi.shes, or come and see us C. N. HALL Tarpon Sprinca, Florida In writing to advertisers plea se men tion SUNIL:\ND Magazin 93

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    94 Investments In Tampa PROPER TY values in Tampa are goin up steadily and surely. Every day's transactions bring new surprises In realty valuations and profits. The growth and develoP: ment of Tampa wiU be very raptd during the next decade because of the numerous projecta and im mense amount of development already und,,rway and beinc plam..J in Tampa and throug110ut the whole southwestern aection of Florida which i1 tributary to Tampa. Everyone who inveata in Tampa real utate now will share in the prosperity of the next few yean and will enjoy the profita from the increase in values. To procrastinate in the matter of own ing a part of one of the fastelt powing cities in the United Statel 18 to steal a creat deal from your own future. Invest in Tampa now and let this investment take care of tomorrow. The L. W. Lee orpnization is in touch with most of the real estate and investment opportunities iD Tampa. No matter what you are lo ooJdng for-buaineu property, acreage, apartment house eite1, aubciivision property, larce or RD&ll lnveatment.--we have I t or ean find it for you. Make ollke your b ..... uon.H wbea In Topa. Wo aro olwayo aW t. obow Ylelt .... wbat wo bo t. .. or. L. W.LEE Real Eatat. la .... atmeata 104 Frultll.a Stnot TAMPA., FLORIDA A Good Reaaon A visitor to Sanford whi l e awaitjng for the taxi driver to find chanr. for a large bill after arriving at a hote spoke thusly to a native lounging nearby: "Why in hadc.s d i d they build the depot so far !rom the town?" "Dunno," responded the native, "unleaa it was to get it down close to the railroad." Orden Ia Orden Among the many aspiranta to set the world ablaze through the advertising pages of Suniland was a young salesman who re cently applied for a positio n in the adver tising department and who seemed to have more than the average amount of intelli gence. Fired with the enthusjasm that only the advertising manager of The Magazine of Florida can impart and armed to the teeth with many a blank contract and e\'i dence galore from advertisers who have found Suniland to be the medium par ex cellence for mnking sales, he set forth merrily upon his first day's adventures among a world of prospects. At noon he returned. "Well," said the A. M. "Did you get an order?" I sure d id" smiled the saleman, "I cot two orders." "Good man; What are they?" "ThE! first order," responded the man, "Was to get out, and the second one was to stay out." Oerheard at Saraaot& The Short One-"Bill, how about going i nto the real estate business with meT" The TaU One-"l'd like to, Jack, but I l ook li k e the devil i n kn i ckers." Thia Happened Ia Orleado First Tourist-"Do y ou know the differ ence between a mule and an ?" Second Tourist-''No, what ia it!" First Tourlst-"A nice guy you'd be to send out for oranges." Too Hih Two dusky baseball team were having a contest near Winter Haven. The batsman at the plate was a pugnacious colored gentleman. The umpire was a little yellow half portion The ftrst ball flew from the p itcher s hand straight ac ross the plate. Umpire: "One strike. The sturdy batsman walled hie eyes, spat on his hands and with a last glare at the umpire faced the pitcher. Another ball cam e strajght ac r oss the plate, as perfect a strike u ever a batsman !aced. Umpire: "Two-" The batsman threw down hie bat, started for the umpire{ look ed down on the little mite, and grow ed between his teeth, "Two wbatt" Umpire: "Too high Mr. Johnsing, too high." GOOD LOCATION For Retail Stores Size 105x&6 fMt Corner of Ashley and Hillsboro A venues b etween sites of two new bri dgea for which bond issue was passed and on which eon strueUon will soon com m e nce. These bridges will divert to this comer the traffic of a large section o f West Tampa. Thl.s cor ner is only one block from Tampa Street which is destined to become one of Tampa's three main business streets. Thla property now h.& thrM bouae which pay preaent owner 3 % net. Price $52,500 Tenna $15,000 c:uh Balance in eleven years t Q.EAL-ESTATE TAMPA, fl..ORlDA

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    Your Money Earns 8% \If 1"he Oldett Re.l E.tate Firm in the CilJ' of Tampa Eatabl:iabed 1887 Beckwith & Warren Company REALTORS R..a .tate ad Loaaa F"ant National Bak BailciJDa Tam.-, Florida Not Yet Two colored baseball in Palatka were engaged in a game. A white man, standing ncar an outflelder, asked the score. "Ninety-fob to nothin'," replied the player. "Getting badly, aren't you?" "No, suh, we ain't gettin' beat. We ain't ooen to bat yet ... Rollo ia Real E1tate "Begone," shouted Mrs. Hardcastile, "never did I see $<1 dumb an issue. I know 'tfa custom .ary to burn Roman eandlea in Rome, Georgia, but why must you burn yourself in the bargain!" "Alas mother," pleaded Rollo, "how waa I to know that these Romana didn't burn their candlea at both ends. And besides, if you must know, I am soon to oo a brother." "Whom do you suspect Rollo?" "T'was a Miami real estate salesman made me sip the papers, Mother dear." "Great Shades of Ponce de Leon, Rollo I Wlly didn't you say ao! Don't you know you can't go wrong in Florida?" And soon all knew that Rolla was the one who had profitt.ld most, and spoke many timea at his Rotary club luncheons. Where lcuoram;e h Wi.telom Lila, the colored cook for Mn. D., one of Tampa's prominent residents! had not shown up for work during severa days. When abe next put in an Mrs. D. said: "Lila, where in the world have you been 1" "a...ordy, Ma'am," came from Lila "didn't you know rna' husban' done dade'!'J "Dead, why good gracious no. How did that happen "I" "He done fell offen' a train and got conclusion of the brain." "Lila, you don't mean conclusion, you mean concuuion." "No, ma'am! Ah means conclusion; he's dade." Both Wr Mi.Miac At a banquet in a Florida city recently a well-known EpUc:opalian rector told thia story which he said occurred some years ago in a city in wbi ch he then bad a charge: "Late one Saturday a divme, in whom I had taken great. peraonal inter est, received a wire from his bishop order tne him to preach the next at a certa:n ehureh. This church wu unknown to tbe youne man. Nevertheless he prepared hl.s sermon, took the train, arrived, and preached duly. "He preached from the text, 'With out Money and Without Price,' and, to his a ... tonisbment and annoyance, every time he quoted this text-and of eourse he bad to quote it pretty frequentl1 in the sermon' course-the entire congrecation shook with suppressed laughter. "Well, after the exercises were over the youne divine asked one of the vestrymen the meaning of all that unseemly mirth. "The ve stl'}'Dian gave a loud gutfaw and aaid: 'Our own ministe .r-the one whose pulpit you are s upplying-is named Price, and he absconded yesterday with a aum of money!" Mr. Grower: Are you going to pick the kind of fruit this season that you expected to ? The day for quality is here. should be included in your program for maximum resulta One of our field service men is near you and may beabletohelpyou with your grove problems Lyons Fertilizer Company Florida Olni Excbmce BuactiDc TAMPA. FLORIDA Ftrtilizer for ff<_ uali.'J Fruit,. 95

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    96 Your Town Needs A Band We are experts in equipping and organizing brass bands. Can fully equip a band and furnish instructor and leader. Every progres sive town hould have a b and. Write for catalogues and full par ticulars. M. L. PRICE MUSIC CO. Distl"ibuton for C C Conn Band lntruments Tampa, Florida ACREAGE I Spe jalize in EVERGLADE MUCK LAND .\ROUND HIALEAH In close proximity t o M iami Jockey Club Race Track and from Miami to Lake Ok ee-chobee on Miami River Price $50 per acre, up Tracts from One Acre to 100,000 Acres W.E.McGEE 205 N. E. Firtt Avenu Dial 8717 Miami, Floricla Directory of Florida Tourist Camps (Continued from page 90) EUSTIS, Lake C<>unty -private camp, inside City, on beautiful Lake, 26 cents per night, $1.50 per week. FORT LAUDERDALE, Broward County -mun icipal camp inside City limits, 25 cents per night, $1.5 0 per week. GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Clay County -municipal camp, inside c :ty, no LABE LLE, Hendry County municiPal camp, irudde City on Caloosahactchee River, high banks. swift flowing, not manhy, $20.00 to $30.0 0 per month. LAKE ALFRED, Polk County-private camp, 1 -4 mile East on Lake Raine, 2 5 cents per day. LAKEL D, Polk County-Private camp inside City, no charges. UTTLE RIVER, Dade County-Pri vate camp, 1 1-2 miles North of Miami, 3-4 mile to Bi s c ayne, 50 cents p r night, $2 00 per week. MELBOURNE, Brevard County-priv vate camp on Indian River, 18 mile South, entertainment facilitie s, dancing, boating, bathing and band concerts 25 c ents per n igh t $1.00 p r week. MIN EOLA, Lake CountyPrivate camp, inside City on Lake Minneola, 2 5 cents p e r n1ght, $1.60 per week. MONTICELLO, Jeffers on Countynnmic ; pal c mp insid e City on Lake Wau sicca, no charges. NEW SMYRNA Volusia County two private camps in side City, 1 1 mile from Oc ean, 25 cents per night, $1.25 per week. OLDSMAR, Pin Uas County-municipal camp, 3 mile w est, half mile to Ba y OR LAND O Oran ge County-pri vate camp inside C ity, 25 cents Jrer night, $1.25 per week. PALATKA, Putnam County private camp in fair groun ds near St. Johns R iver, 25 c ents per night, $1.0 0 per week. P ENS A C 0 LA, Escambia County municipa l camp inside City on the Gulf no charges ST. PETERSBURG, P inellas Countyprivate camp, 2 1-2 miles South on the Bay $3.50 p r w ee k TAMPA, Hill hQrough County-two pri vate camps East of DeSota Park. on the Day. 25 c ents per night, $1.00 per week. Small cottage s $3. 00 per w ee k. WEST PALM BEACH, P alm Beach C<>untym u nicipal can1p inside city, Ocean 1 mile, p e r niQ;ht 25 ce n t WHITE SPRINGS, Hamilton County municipal amp i nside City, on the Suwan n e River. Spri ng water, no charges. WI LLI STON, Levy County municipal camp i ns ide City, no charges. Fine hunting and WI TER PARK, Oranfe County priv ate camp Southern part o Ci1..t, rea oi'Jabl e charges. SEBRING-A. C. Honor e, of Chicago and Tampa, wbo with his sister, the late Mrs. Potter Palmer, was one of the earl y be lievers in Florida, will begin wor k at once deve loping a 640-acre tl'act in Fertile Vall e y, which he bought two months ago. H e will set part of the land in bananas, avocados, and othe r t ropica l fruits1 and allot another portion for small truck tarms. AVON PARK -The Avo n Canning Com pany, after successfully marketing 5 0,000 pounds of candied grapefruit peel tbis pa t seas on, to triple its output of this prod uct, which is proving an acceptable substitute for citr on of which the United States annually imports 7,000,000 pounds. Plant Orange and Grapefruit Trees of Demonstrated Qualitj Buckeye trees are well-rooted, pure in strain, sturdy, vigorou i and dependable. 44 years of citrus nursery experience per fected them. We guarantee all stock sent out to be well rooted. well grown, true to name, properly packed and shipped according to instruc tions. REDUCED PRIC E S Write us about your require ments. Bucke:9e Nurseries, Inc. 818 C itrus Exchange Bld g. Tampa, Florida Nurseries: Winter Haven Orlando Office : 705 O r l ando Bank and Trust Co. Building Dr.J. C. Sikes D ental Specialist Dr. S i k es is a speciali t in de ntistry and m eans to th e people of Tampa ar.d vicimty the very h ighest cla s s of de ntal work at a rea onable cost. Porcelain Filling ......... ... .. $2 .00 Silver Fillings .. .. .. .......... $1.00 Crown ...... .... ... .... ... ..... .... $5.00 up P.,.inleu E>ttl"ac:tions ......... ... $1.00 We use the best material money c an buy. Call o r phone for appointment. Telephone 74-667 O ffices 2026 Ferlita Bldg. Corner Fl"anklin aod Twiggs Tampa, Florida TAKE THE ELEVATOR Florida to 60,0 00 acres for sale at $6.00 to $22.00 an acre. to casb. Some co ast, some hill. G raham S ecurities Co., Inc., Box 2508, Tampa, Florida. In writing to advertisers plea. se men tion SUN ILA ND Magazine.

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    t Q a 0 OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU HERE! One of the most rapidly growing cities of Florida, surrounded with a wealth of tropical beauty and fertile farm lands. Okeechobee City is on the north bank of Lake Okeechobee, the large t lake wholly within the confines of the United States and the great lake region is known as the "Sportsman' Paradi e"; fishing, hunt ing, golfing, bathing, aviation-all of these are found in this vicmity. Thi city is reached by two trunk line railways and a network of hard surface roads. It is a city of beautiful home building ites, and bu. ine opportunities. Okeechobee ha exc llent chools, churches, two good banks, a number of in dustries and i a big general trading center. > fi t" "1' 1-""" (\ W e have no state tax on incomes. F lorida does not collect a state tax o n incomes or inheritances. And because our state does not collect tax on these possible sources of revenue, many wealthy men a n d women are coming here to live, and are inve ting in Florida and the Lake Okeechobee region. Small Farms In the Great Winter Gardens A large area of mall farms are found in the immediate vicinity of Okeechobee City and the lake in a great fertile belt with large tract of prairie, hammock, and muck land, uited to citrus culture, general and truck farming and dairying. Okeechobee City is the center of an important cattle industry, also the head quarter of the largest catfish producing center in the United State For information with reference to 0 hobee business property, large or small farms in the Lake Okeechobee Region or whole ale acr age thro out Southern F lorida, address HASoLoH
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    WE WAN T YOUR SUBSCRIPTION U you are not a regular subscriber to Suniland we extend you a cordial invi tation to become one right now. One dollar and the blank below properly filled out will qualify you for one year. Look through the pages of this issue. Suniland speaks for itself. We feel confident you will want it to come to your address every month. If you are a subscriber fill out the blank for a friend. He or she will appreciate it and a dollar isn't much to give to a friend. $1.00 A YEAR Suniland, P. 0. Box 2711, Tampa, Florida. Please send Suniland to the following addres for one year: Name ... ..................... ....... ...... .... Addr City ..... ---State .............................. ........ ........ ....

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