The Clewiston news
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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: January 16, 1931
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Clewiston progress

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Data MaxMin.: Rainfall G .A. M. 6 P. M.

Dec. 30 ...,...,..'. 84 34 Jan 1 .........,.,..,.........,. 17.-i 17.f

f' Dec. 31 ............ 63' 48 NEW SCHOOL BOARDL. Jan. 2' ........;.......,......... 17.4 17.

-: Jan. 1 ............. 61 5G .72 ClEWI.8TON 'Jan. 3' ........;.......,......... 17.1. 17.3 '

; Jan. 2 ....... ....... 65 47 Jan. 4 ....... .....?........... 17.3 17.4
Jan.- 5 ........_......... ...... 17.3 17.
Jan. 3' 69 53
.1. w. W. ..............
-,;-, .. : Preston Elected l Jan. 4 ..78 57 O. Gravely Elected Eight Thousand Three Jan. 6 ...H...... .............. 17.317.3 Machines, Are Working

\ Attorney Gravely "" : 'Jl Attorney For New Hundred and Jan 7 .............. ....... ... 17.2 17.3 Without
X/. ; Rainfall for week ........... .. ...........' Fifty- Trcuble; At
: Jan 8 .... ................ ..., 17.2 11.2
7 ?" Withdraws/ Rainfall to date 1931 ....... .,............ .72 Board Wed. Two Tons
t? 1' : Ground.The Present Time. *

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: \ Seldom L. Stewart, was elected NEWS TO PUBLISH Drew. Hampton, Civil Enginerr or tenth car of sugar rolled from 'YOUR. LAND WILL Tho problems 'confronting the in-

,. i-: ,." chairman at the new board of coun I LaBelle, WPS elected chairman: of the Clewiston Thursday. The mill start ventors'of the Falkiner Cane Harvester -

. : i-. :.?:'<.'. .. ty commissioners l at their first meet MATTERS REGARDING school board at its organization meet- ed grinding last Saturday morning. at BE SOLD UNLESS have been practically solved

.(' ,,:-: .. ing, which was held Tuesday! La- : ing Wednesday... Dave G, Alston, lo- ,six o'clock. Two cars of sugar a day according to information given the

:. :. belle. cal member_ of the 'board;. presented lias been the 'average during! the past News by Geo. Burt who is representing
.5 5 .: : 5 ...:'.. Mr. Stewart has served. the county S RECEIVERSHIP his commission! as well. as C. C.. Carr five. days. 2302 bags of sugar had TAXES ARE PAID the Dahlberg Corporation or

'.' '.< for the past four years and was con from Felda. passed over the scales at the mill at America:, in Clewiston. The receivers

1 : .,;; "" .', sidered the most valuable man on the The board I employed L. O. Gravelyas six :;A. M. Wednesday morning. of the Sugar Company leased:; the'machines
." ::.;), .'" new board as far as experience of Court .Appoints Christie its attorney for the ensuing year The average tons' of cane ground Certificates. Being Ad- from this corporation and after -

-,.' ':.f<,:,:"&f3',*:,.:,J.:. service was'.considered.. Attorney No Back at a salary of $25.00 per month, whichis each day sfnce Saturday was 1672 vertised by County; the trouble developde Mr. Burt
]. ( : ; the sang that has been paid Mr. tons, the capacity of the mill is 4OOUtOllS. was sent to Clewiston. A careful inspection
Clewiston Sale Next
5; : : Salaries ifaid. Rider for the past two years. per day. Of course the mill is Month. of the machines was made

:" will serve the county as prosecuting r One of. the first official acts of the notjexpccted to 'reach its capacity Thursday evening by a representative -

ra'- attorney in the} county judges court. The Clewiston News will publishall board was to :investigate the security the'beginning of the season The.'e appears elewhere in this issue of the News. At first most everything -
::. Severn applications that hold from the bank of ,p A. Poche has been of the Clewiston News an adver-
were' read by matters that arise in connection they ; given complete seemed to be wrong jvith
I" ? .;: Clerk! : Hull, L. O. Gravely and-H. A. with the Receivership of the Southern LaBelle. It was found that, the bank ? \ charge of tho mill and accord tisment stating that the 'clerk of the the machine. The chains would ;break
f Jp
: }J'. HIder b? hg the Bother 'county attorneys ., : Sugar Company for presentationto of LaBelle_ had irp security. Ganies- ing ,to. information. received from the circuit court, who is Tom Hull in the motor would stall, the knives
}.:'."'I;" to apply for the position.. After the Court, it was learned yesterday ville city bonds. local. authorities not a single stop for this county, will receive bids for tax: would break and several small parts

." .:Y" .:: n brief discussion and allowing all from .an. order: sent out from the A motion was made and carrJed repairs has been recorded: since the certificates which have been Issuedto of the machine developed trouble.

visitors: to. express, their opinion the office of the Sugar Company to. all demanding that; Liberty bonds. be put mill started-operations.' It will be run the state for all lands upon which Every available mechanic on the

:;//. board selected, Mr. Preston Mr. creditors of the Sugar Company I up as security against the school to capacity as soon as the cane har- taxes havo not been paid prior to Southern; Sugar Company property

f Fr.ij;) ,, Gravely, who had his application. on A copy of, the order is published, funds. A reduction in the expenditures 1r 1- vesters combined with hand laborerscan 1927.The was put to work on the machines .to

{\ ;'":.!t, file withdrew, in favor of.Pres.. below and according to this order r of the board was made by employing : cut sufficient\ supply of cane county commissioners In session find the trouble.

.,:;,;:=::i-'< ton and requested that he. be elected the decision News will carry each i a janitor for the LaBello to keep the mill in full operation for Tuesday authorized the sale of N. C. Storey who is in charge oC

:/.,:.d"4:f:;::',cwtanimnusly A7' '. Those voting. for' Mr.; week a complete detail of the report school' at 'a ten, do oars. a .month saving each twenty-four hours, six days a these certificates after a very lengthy the machine shops and the develop-

.'J'\: *is:;j""" Preston were C E. Kelley, F. "L.. I made by the receivers .to the court.' to the board. week, it 'being necessary to shut down discussion. Those who' have not paid ment of machinery used ''on the. sugar

-y:: {i.;; :' Dunaw.iy and Solon: B. ,Crews, the If these reports are not presented All bills were approved and or- one' day each week to clean up. their taxes prior to 1927 had ,better company's plantations was given a

.<,::.: ::-:i' chairman stated that he was In favor weekly we will publish them as pre dered paid, the financial standing of The mill is operated twenty: tour make arrangements to 'pay this tax machine to find what he could about

..:.;.-,'t-r: of I.Mr. Rider for attorney. and Hay sented. the board was investigated and every hours each day and requires approximately or your land is subject to' be sold to the mechanical trouble. Mr. Storey -
... ,.:: C, Hull did not vote stating" that. ho The it'erest'of; the News is to do effort will be made .to pay the one hundred and sixty cars the highest bidder. soon discovered that the trouble was

.....>:..:':?''''T'<...'t'.. wag. in .favor' of Mr. Rider.,. all 'is their power to stabalizc this school teachers promptly 'each of: cane to operate the mill at full The following letter front Attorney not in the mechanical part of the '
'. -.t: !:::."::..:' In selecting the new attorney; the iucjjstry an we hope that the prob- month. Taxes have been coming, in capacity every twenty four hours. A General Davis outlines the:1l: of machine but was due.to the conditionof

1.; ::. Y board made one of the' wisest moves lems of the Sugar Combpany will be' very slow this year which is, one of car' of cane will weigh approximately these certificates and 'wln'give yo'u a the cane and the soil..

: ; : < It could' have made at the, first meet- worked out satisfactory and that the I the reasons why the school teachers 24.i. i tons.. good idea of how the plan is work- The harvesters are about the larg-
::-:.::;\Ir Ing. Those interested in'the matter conipnay will continue to operate this have not 'been' paid promptly. None T?.ing the number of bags of sug- Ing' : est machines ever used on an agriculture

'f: f\\ "i},,' were, certain. that Mr. Rider wOuld., great industry. of the large tax payers 'of the county ar ''made since Saturday and comparing "The sale of tax certificates isgovel.ned II development. They are very;

:.': )'JJ; ,5 .' not be reelected. The News lias tried In our opinion one of the most have paid their 1936 taxes.The them with the. number of tons of entirely by law and it is' heavy and have a large hood over the _

; ;" ;;: to point out during the past mouth needed changes at this time is, the_ board: passed a resolution to cane ground it will be found that it' not within the jurisdiction of the front of ,the machine into which ,the

":. :\f..: the necessity of selecting an attorney curtailment of expenses and the administration meet the first Wednesday. in 'each' requires about three and three quar- state board to control In any way. cane is pulled after being cut by the'

"2'...y-' who had no political connection in of the affairs of the com month at one o'clock. Each new ter tons of. cane to make a bag of I As a matter of fact the sale ,has al- knives. This is known as the throat
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> ;" the county. The board followed this on an economical basis. 'Conditions member of the board conducted the' sugar, which- weighs 325 pounds, or reedy been held up for several months of. the harvester. As the knives cut
;\>.:' > suggestion' and made a wise' selec have: changed over the country affairs of his district 'in a businesslike .in j'other words it takes approximately past the date on which the certificates the cane it is pulled into the machine

''t }: :.,.:' ... tion. during' the past year and this development manner. ;'one and one third tons of cane to were required to be offered. from the foot of the cane, or the-part
:ti,:>: ... Mr.. Gravely has a large following .. will l have 'to carry its own make' one hundred and eight and one The only' excuse for ,this was the nearest the ground. There is a spaceof

'r :S"': ': i in the county and there is no reason obligations and show a return ,on this third pounds of _sugar. I pendency, of litigation.' in the courts' about four or five feet betweenthe

'. : : why he would not have made a good years sugar crop or a radical change 250 AUTOMOBILE The mill Is expected to reach capacity I which probably justified it at the front of the ,machine and the conveyors

r L attorney. except' the fact that there in.g grinding during the next .few time in view of the fact that the constitutionality that pull the cane into .the .
: be made
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.'} "? ,. 'are' two' facffonsin LaBelle,' one the stration. The order'follo'ws: S TAGS 'HAVE iEEN5MISSUED days.! '"'The-' harvesters-are work' _of .the.. law. ,.was,... being l harvester.. Here, is, where ,the.._ ...trouble......\ ,.. ... -...,,''", d'''r''''
J Rider' faction and the other the January 1, .1931 I ing a' great deal better and are expected questioned. developed. The cane 'could not be ..
Gravely faction, the new commission to cut ,at least 3500 tons ot. "Now that the supreme court has pulled into the harvester because It
.era felt that it was their duty to begin Ii cane each day. One good feature upheld the constitutionality of, the would_ fill up this four foot space in ,.
r' > the new year with harmony on : i about the cane harvesters' is that they law, the comptroller, who is requiredby front of the machine and would not
direction of the Circuit Court
By ,
"J 1 n all sides, therefore they selected Mr. are, equipped to cut cane at night law to designate a date for the reach the conveyor.Mr. .
for Hendry County, Florida, the: fol Limit To
Preston as their attorney. ,Expired which cannot be done with hand la- sale, without any excuse on justi- Story invented a conveyor that ..
'. ?',.'f. Tom Hull was' again selected to lowing notice is sent to nil creditors, Buy Tags InspectorsOn bor. fication to ignore such law any more was placed in the throat of the machine -

",. ',,'.:- .' :... serve the board as its clerk at a The Court on December .29, 1930, ; After the mill reaches its full capacity than to ignore any other law merely that would drive the cane down r ::);.
entered its order directing the Receivers The
" .: : \ of 150.00 All Job. upon petitions, of interested persons."I into the that carries
,. :'.; :' salary per month. bonds it should net the receivers, and conveyor
to the payment ot -
...r" .;.., of the county officials were approved $10,500 each day, after all operating might add, however, that even the cane Into the' harvester. All machines -
:- :;1":_,.;'. except the bonds of Mrs. ,Alice ,Car any and all back salaries or wages Approximately 250 automobile tags expenses are paid. If the mill runs though the law does not expressly :will be ,equipped with these .. ..'
f.J: !."' '' accruing prior to the Receivership,' had been issued to car owners of authorize! it.: the comptroller has
ry Baily and Robert T. Hancock. one hundred days it will show a profIt conveyors as soon as possible.
::::, 1.:::'": Mrs.. Bailey had a personal bond and and also entered its order making the I Hendry count ylast Tuesday. County of -1,050.000: for the year's work. limited the sale of. certificates., an After Inspecting one of these machines -

': ..::.:;r ,.!, a surety bond was requested, she following assignment and establishing Judge Ross has been busy for the amount not less than the actual taxes which cut approximately six

'.?'.:t i;. agreed to furnish tile necessary bond. the 'following'rlrawin; accounts past week' filling out ,applications for involved in the certificates,'without tons, of cane without a stop it.seems ,.,.

',.:'l..F> Sheriff Hancock also had a surety effective January r; 1931:. the last minute rush. According to GOVERNMENT HAS the penalf\s.. I might also add that that the "bug" has been found and
,. Jphn L. Doggett, Receiver, 51,000.00 Motor Commissioner McLin the time .. .
I '.'" ,4. bond with one of the. bondsmen away while there may have' been an excuse that the' machines will be able ;to. : -.,)
,.","; per month.P. limit to purchase' your 1931 automobile for persona to be' in default In .'
from the '
; .. county He, will furnish a work.
.. $50000
G. Receiver
Bishop. $1,000.00per
_. ': surety bond. These will be approved tags expired last Monday.. ment, of' taxes for the,past two or The mechanical part of the, har : .' ,i

'. "r.r. at the next meeting of the board. month.W. The Tampa Tribune stated Wednes- three years. there certainly no excuse vesters was given' a severe' test. when "

",.t { E. L. Stewart, cashier of the Bank McL. Christie., Attorney .for Receivers day morning_ that state inspectors IMMEDIATE'WORK that can be offered for many the machine would.. "choke up," all .',

,:.I:. \:::-: of LaBelle, appeared before the board $1,000.00 per month. were placing red tabs on all automobiles who are in default for as much as of a sudden approximately. one hun

> ,'<''.t.1..1'};.'' and requested that he be allowed.. to The Court also, on December 30th, j found -with 1930 tags., 1 twenty-nine years in paying taxes on dred tons of cane an hour would be :

..1,:,:. 'st..,.'.. take down $7,000 worth of Liberty 1930, entered its order instructing According Sheriff Hancock he i Coloosatchee River To property which is not only valuablebut released into th harvester which

.' }I:...: Bonds as security for county funds the Receivers to Mail a notice to each will give every ,automobile owner an.. Be: Dredged To Five ,which Is being rented for a profit would test the strength of the' mechanical "

..:. # : as he did not have sufficient county creditor of the company at the respective opportunity to purchase. their tags as is the' case in many counties. parts of the machine. The'cane ,
,: addresses shown on Its before arrests are made. Of f Foot Depth.Colonel .
,:: : money on deposit cover this amount course would be cut into small pieces ;
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.. .(; ..' of bonds. The Commissioners asked books, "to the effect that in 'the future must inforce all state laws and when and as soon as this condition was relieved "

,':' w. what kind of security the Bank of *. when matters arise, in connection notified to do so by state officials Mark Brooks, in charge of the harvester would continue ..---J.

:.;. ."-" LaBelle had given them 'and it- was with tho Receivership: for pre there is not alternate for me or my the Gulf Division of the United States GOVT. TO ACCEPT on its journey across the field. .'

J'J .::: brought out that Collier County sentation to the Court, which mattersin deputies. Army Engineering work, has' announced The success of the Sugar Company

;) 4 /'f' ;.., 'J?... Bonds were being held as security the opinion of the Court, arc of Every effort will be made to have that the Government had depends on this machine and every !,

f .;1= ...,. against county money in the bank of sufficient importance to require or Judge Ross, the Assessor and Collector $50,000 available for Immediate use PRO RATA PART effort has been made to keep the machines ;.

.;tv"f: ':.:' LaBelle. After much discussion a mo make advisable the giving. of notice.to in Clewiston one day this week to for work on the Caloosahatchee riv going. The new cane harvest-

?; :: such creditors, that. such notice receive the tag and issue er. hundredtons
{ : tion was made demanding the Bank money .. OF LAKE' PROJECT era are expected to cut two
v:: :;".,:;" of LaBelle to r/'t up Liberty Bonds shall be given by publishing the same |:, your tags. If they are not available : Colonel Brooke's letter addressed of cane every twelve hours by
": in "The Clewiston News", -I it Is hoped that they will deputise > 4o FrM Williamson stated that machines
;; ;; : as security, it was defeated, Kelley a newspaper ri next week. As, soon as the,
".:: : and Crews voting yes. 'while Duna-_ of general circulation, publishedat i man to fill this position. Driving over I the: government was doing all In their Governor and Drainage reach this point they will be given

''). ;::1" f',:, way, Hull and Stewart voted no. 11r.I Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida -I! 90 miles to secure your tag is quite power to relieve the unemployed situation more attention and the efficiency of ,

:.:;,: :: :. Stewart was allowed to takedown. it being impractical to notify i: expensive and several tags have been in the country and had made Boards Are Successful the machine will be worked out to -
t such creditors !in In this purchased in Moore Haven due to the available the above" amount to be tons .
I '' ;.;, his liberty bonds. All, of the county person. way In Their Plans.The reacho at least three hundred
.}I' ; r' funds in the Bank of Clewiston are it is felt that all creditors who desireto fact that LaBelle is forty five miles spent in opening up the Caloosahatchee of cane a day. Instead of operatingthe

ii''' ff secured by Liberty bonds. It was be kept informed of the progressof | from Clewiston. : river and deepening the canal United States Government officials i machines twenty hours a day

jVo.S''' ,f.:. ..'ii brought. out in the meeting that the the Receivership may subscribe to from the lake into the river. This have to with two shifts. it Is expected they;,
accept a
S r!! ',:>+i1; .. '.. {".. Bank of LaBelle has $43,000 worth said new spaper and thus receive 'no- Legionnaires ToMeet work will be started immediately aad i rata share of the two million dollars pro- will be operated only twelve hours
;.. : :" tice when important steps are will give employment to ''quite a number of cane
: ...2;$. of Collier County Bonds up for se1"f any ( At Watanabe Hotel that 'the" state of Florida has agreedto cutting two hundred tons
curity against approximately ?12,000 to be taken. of men. during that time.
:'f6t}!< raise for the work on the cross
: of the county's The Collier Yours Very truly,. NextTuesday It is the purpose of the governmentat
:: ; iJ 4; .' money. Night state canal) and dikes around the
.."k:' ;.'h',: : '. county bonds were declared to be JOHN L. DOGGED! this time to make a depth of four southern shores of tote lake. Puss Hortman. To ;Platf;,
"- P. G. BISHOP to five feet In the canal and river asa -
worth 95 cents on the dollar clerk 1
:: by
,'; : 'i i- : / The American' Legion Post will in Word to this effect was received at
Receivers of The Southern Sugar preliminary to enlargement of this Return Engagement
Hull who is a director in the bank of stall '
R \\1't. : : the newly elected officers Tues- the Flood Control Office'at 'the board I
': Company. stream so boats can through '
LaBelle. that pass
!< : day night at their Monday Nig t.
.r-:. regular meetingat which is located in West Palm Beach. .
"Y'.,. \..:. ..".:.'.,.:" A roll call vote was demanded on the Watanabe Hotel. A business the river into the lake. Col. Brooks This information came from Lieut.
,:, / the above CANDIDATES FOR NEWS TEAM stated that the government has already !-
. ; !\ question and the votes .
; meeting will be held immediately after Col. L. V. Frazier. 1I. S. Engineer, Puss Hortman and orchestra' will
4H'; : p "( were recorded. Mr. Kelley .and Mr. TO MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT the installation of the officers. appropriated $600,000 for the with headquarters in Jacksonville, furnish music for a Legion danco to

tll Crews were not satisfied with the Supper will be served at seven thir- fiscal-year 1932 which will be available Fla. be held at the Inn Monday night.

Ii .:' .# ': matter and stated that they intended W. W. Hooks, manager of the News ty sharp and every member of the this spring for work on the lake. Under the pro-rata plan the state During the holidays quites a'':number
.: ; "'}: to look into the value of these bonds. He also stated that $170,000 was
..; Diamond Ball Team, has issued a local 'post as well as all legionnaires will have to turn over to. the govern- of local people were out of the
r/ .It was pointed out. the discussion available from local contribution.Tho .
$ ; during call for all. members wishing to join inl(the city are requested to attend. ment each year two seventh of any city and it was deemed advisable I
< : r that: the only purpose of the the News team to meet him at the W. C. Owen Is the newly elected south shore levee will not be amount which the government allotted not to have any (lances during the -"
security was how quick the bonds completed before' 1933 although' it !Is I
News office Wednesday night at Commander of the local post. for the work. holidays.; 0
,., could be turned Into cash If needed. eight o'clock.' The News expects to expected that contracts ,will be awarded 'It. will also be necessary for the This will be v the first dance of tho"
bonds at for this work before July 1931.
". Liberty are equal to cash put .a winning team on the field and Bicycle racing is a popular sport 1 ; state to provide a right of way for year and a good crowd Is expectedto

any lime. I Mr. Hooks is going to give everyonea Jn Frmicp.: Ttalv, Germany and Bel- Twenty-one persons-1 white and tho necessary canals and dikes, this attend. The regular admission of .:

j The 'new commissioners drew the chance who expects to try for a glum despite: the advent of the auto-. .20 Negroes-were lynched in the work is now being done ,by the state. two dollars per couple will ba
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is a responsibility which should} hemet

Published Friday at The completio n and operation I! .

Clewiston every, Florida. "Several large taxpayers. in the (Continued frcm page 4)) the organization plan LABELLE'JEWS !

state have notified state officials in )profitable to themselves, deprive the
by this committee undoubtedly
uncertain terms that If persons producers of stability in their citrus I :
LOUIS A. MORGAN .... Publisher no 'require considerable money. In MRS. LEMUEL HOWARD !
going to be permitted to go fifteen Investments and. consistent profits.
are sidering this cost however, It Is )) '. .
Entered at the Postoffice at Clew and twenty years without paying' Any merger plan contemplating the -i) i" \
: to remember that the Florida
lston', .Florida, as second class matter. 1 and with no attempt made bystate affiliation of these outside shippers J
today Is being penalized at least A birthday party for master Bobby I LaBelle schools, high and grammar
authorities to force the issue. with tho Florida Citrus Exchange
SUBSCRIPTION RATES dollar per box because of his was given Thursday even- I grades, resumed their work Monday
going to join the ever must, therefore, be accomplished in
One Year ....................................... $2.50 I that they are who .to organize. This means an ing by his parent, Mr. and Mrs. after a two weeks'] vacation for the
increasing number of those areallowing a manner which will protect therjInvestments ( L'I

Six Months\ .................................... 1.60 one else to carry their 1 in packing house fa c 111- cc./ of disorganization to the Gravely, at his home. Among Christmas holidays. Superintendent

Three Months ............................ on .75 burden.some ties. It is the committee's thought in,I try averaging $18,000,000: Florida I: were the following Marie! Stallings also states there will bo a
tax paying that tremendous sum Billie Andrews, Hurry and teachers 'examination about the mid
"You readily see that in viewof this respect to provide for their continued I
ADVERTISING RATESFortfive can ly because her growers fail to Lucky, two :McLauglin children. 'dle of the month, notice of which
ihis attitude by some of our largo operation as special shippers, I
cents per inch. No discount what California's growers have of cake: and lemonade will appear at a later date. '

for plates. No special position est taxpayers, including the railroad, If satisfactory contracts extendingover us can be done. They are served.Mr. I MrR.. N. Miller and little son.
that if the state authori- period of compellingtheir
guaranteed. All advertising copy companies, a years that much difference in sales and Mrs. Irving Philips of Im- Nigel, returned home Sunday after
authority to postpone cooperation could be obtained.
must be' in this office on Wednesday ties had ly. were the guests of Mr. and spending the past week: in Wclborne!
sale and exercise It, that it. In this manner, the Exchange wouldbe
this tax
.before issue of paper. This bill for disorganization i \ E. Edwards Tuesday afternoon. visiting relatives
lead to serious consequences in obligated little or none fiuancilly I
would many times the total amount Mrs Rose Murry of Havnnna. Cu- I Commissioner and Mrs. Fred Duna-

I.the loss of revenue which is being_ In securing their tonnage would be required .at the outside left Wednesday for her home. ;, way and children were"" In LaBelle.
Ten cars of sugar shipped from those who in the past i Should these shippers not desire to
threatened by ) this has been visiting her mother. the afternoon business
Clewiston during this week. Sounds : put industry together. I I past Tuesday on -
have: paid promptly every year. i continue their business as shippers, bill \ Laura V. Hull for several "
like old times just around ers are paying the now : d'ys. and guests of :Mrs. W. F. 'fur-
are coining "I realize that it would not be just subordinating themselves and their I
I ized. They can much better Deputy Sheriff Hatcher's family ner.
corner. all of these certificates on marketing\: to the Exchange sales and
to throw I pay a small fraction of the bill to their home in Ciermout i Miss Maigaret Daniels, Florence
time for unrestrlctIed distribution requirements, then their
Ed Butler's diamond ball diamond the market at one obtain the benefits of adequate, day after spending the holidays Hampton, Nellie -.Weaver, Ida and
that would enable interested assets should bo taken\: over by the
bidding as tralized control. LaBelle with Mr. Hatcher. They I river
Mary Forrey picniced on the
is about Looks like Civic
Persons to grab up the cream i Exchange on a plan which would fully here
to move in the late
Center 'Ylf be "LIT UP" after all. Saturday.
of the certificates for a small fraction -i protect both parties. In any consideration I
? Little Miss Lois Lucky, daughter
------ harass the of such action the Ex- LEGAL! NOTICE
value and by
of their !\Ir: Lee, known as "Grandma" [lor Mr. and Mrs Mark Luckey, celebrated -
W. W. elected attorney
was with suits for foreclosure : cVdiige! there should be included in
landowners '
for the commissioners at I .. Tallahassee, had tine misfortune TO fall ami f I her tenth birthday at her .
;: county
which he would be unable to the contractural relation a definite
their first meeting. He should make i very December 9, 1 :sum'I her hip Saturday.Tom home Saturday afternoon by enter-
I defend under existing circumstances. assurance that the shipper thus! NOTICE is that .
I I hereby given Stroud, Dan Hansell and Wal! taining a number of friends Among
good as he is not connected with any Is out would not the provisions of Section 1175
I "In this connection my though t, bought immediately I
Gravely;: attended a dance at those present were Roger Miller 11.
faction in
political Hendry county. vised General Statutes of
Its set to be set another
having slept on or cause
that the state up up I
debts to \ |ISectfon 1546 Compiled General ) Glade Friday night. L. Delaney, Jasper Lucky, Leonard
N.o' pay. for longas I operating with the funds derived -
rfqhts in some instances as agency I the -Trustees of the Internal Mrs. C.. D. Beaver, Mr.\ and Mrs. Lucky Harry Lucky, Ellis Daniels.

thirty years, ought not to sudden from the sale to the Exchange ment Fund of the State of
of Ft. Myers, were luncheon :Marie Padgett, Nellie Cook, Daisy
N. C. Storey knows his cane harvester. : a of his less obsolete well on Wednesday( } January ? \
ly and without warning compel present more or \
of Mrs. R. T. Collins Satur- Bradley, Ruth' Bradley, Edna Altman ,.
Funny what a little conveyor I sacrifice, of the taxpayers' property; {I equipment and building. This committee ': 1931. at the Capitol In .. Eloise Turner, Evelyn Lucky and '. "t'
will do when put in the right offer for. sale the following day. :
hard Place'j at the same time, I do not see where' recommends in these cases thata land, title to which i is vested it( l l'rl Mrs. M. L._ Fletcher! and children Lucile Gilbert. Refreshments of cake /
Mr. Babson
says I any taxpayer: can object legitimately i marketing contract be signed at ''ctees f liv vIrtue Of \' :) McAlpin: and ]Mrs. J. B. Daniels and fruit juices were served.
here to stay until we have paid some 'o being forced to pay the face amount least for five years that would tie in : J1rflinng'> { District!:; tax certificates to from Tampa
1I11 chit'lren of O'Brien returned Returning Sunday night -
of our debts. If that's the case some I lying and being in IIENDRY
of his taxes without interest or pen actual 'groves controlled or operated
folks won't times T-v F'orida! : homes Sunday after spendingthe the car occupied by Edward La-
ever see d
again. goo, I alties when he has already gone for by these shippers, even though the Tn Township 43 South. Pnniro :: I holiday vacation with their! pa- ney, :Miss,, Mildred Rhodes, two La-

many ;years: without paying such taxes ownership of these groves might Enst. All Sec. 11. Sec. 14: SW 1 Mr. an'I :Mrs. T, C. Miller. Belle high} school teachers, Miss Butler -
I' has paid and change.It SW 1and W 1-2 of NW 1.4 of
while his neighbor j I Williams
Mrr. R. T. Collins entertained a of Naples and Miss Myrtis -
When a man gets in debt l he usual 1-4. N 1-2 and SE 1-4 and E 1-2 !,
is in this
sacrifices to impossible to I IS'V
has mode great pay. } report oft
misfortune to
few friends Friday evening at a had the run
1.4 and E 1-2
ly slows up his purchasing power, this of NW 1-4 of i I
'TTjular the law only those tax certificates cover, or even consider, the variety 14. Sec. 23: NE 1-1 of SE 1.4 of dancing party at the Tuscawilla the highway fifteen miles south of
be the for hard times in I
may;: reason I
which were delinquent for nf detail which this recommendation 1-4, SE1-4 of SW 1-4 of SE 11. "I. Lodge. Those present were Miss Punta Gorda. A car came by and

'Clewiston.\ the year 1927 and prior years aretieing with respect to the, merger of individual :35: E 1-2 of SW 1-4 of NE 1-4, W Dorothy Howard, Minnie Lou Howard rushed them to Punta Gorda for
: of SW 1-4 of NE M. W 1-2 SE
Johnny Farrell missed six two foot offered at all. Under the proposed operators with the Exchange i i-I I of NE 1-4, E 1.1 of NW 1-4 of of JNW i: Mr. and l\'rs. L. R. Wise, Miss :, treatment. Mr. Laney and Miss Butler -

I scheme of selling, the property volves. There are no details, however ,, 1-2 Kissimmee Mr. and injury but Miss WilliamsI
: W of SW 1-4 of NW 1-1, E Bessi Quirk of i escaped
putts" for $7 O.00 last Sunday in Mi
owner i is! going to be given a prefer in this connection which cannot I SE 1-4 of NW 1-4, E 1-2 of SE Mrs. L. W. Williams, Tommie Livingston I Miss Rhodes received 1 several
ami. We have done the, same thingJolinny RW 1-4. W 1.2 of SE 1-t PW::;: I
and of
: ence in buying in his own: certificates 1 should not be worked. out. by Mr. Driggers of Kissimmee, cuts on their faces and Miss Rhcdas
but fcr only ten cents. W 1.2 of SW 1-1 of SW 1-4. E .
involved this Board.
-\t the actual amount of the taxes I of
ankle. The
I NE 1-4 of SFT 1-4, 'V 1.2 of NE ]- Paul Davidson and 'Vivian Howard.of has a sprained cause
without any penalties whatsoever Undoubtedly it would be necessary i I SE 14."r 1.2 of SW 1-4 of SE : the accident was from the driver's
tA' mile of good road is'liow completed I
., which ,is a greater advantagethan 'o' arrange satisfactory terms of settlement i E 1-2 of SE 1-4 of SE 1-4, W all Everglades Drainage District! :, being blinded by another car's ligh-s.
> from Goodno Clewis
is being permitted to the per and issue bonds or debenture SE 1.4 of SE 1-4. on the said lands, together with I The Royal Neighbors met Monday
ton Sixteen weeks and will be I I Bids will be
: ; we received therefor all interest penalties: and costs.
son who owes taxes for the current against such properties, either evening at 7'0 Co'clock at the lodge
riding over a good road to LaBelle. I I Tallahassee, Florida until 10 '" l The right to reject any and all '
:year. It is also a greater advantagethan in payment of them or for public sale, I A. M. on date of sale. bids is reserved.By !hall. Officers were installed, followed
Ross will Court
:: :,Judge open County I is given ,the automobile owner the proceeds of which to be used in I TERMS\ Cash. Purchaser i order of the Trustees of the by serving refreshments. Mrs. Dixon

atLaBelle Monday; There are I who not only does not have the privilege the settlement of that purchased.This pay an amount to be determine! Internal I anrnvomc'iit Fund I. of Dixon camp in Ft. Myers conducted -
al liquor cases to be tride said Trustees but [
sever-I' in no case DOYLE E OARLTON. Governor.
i of waiting several years to pay committee believes that such a the installation. -
term. sue hamount be less than the ATTEST: ., F. C. ELLIOT, Secertary.
_. I his taxes, but is required to pay them plan worked out in complete detail

II I t in advance or go to jail. would meet the approval of business .,: '

\IcLin than must he :expected have spent Christmas more money ;' heleas "Speaking of automobile taxes, 1 interests and'growers alike. and that f r[jMilijj J@lJ@].. C'L' Cpl Cr ,4 J@lr@ [ @ @ @ @ DHHE"r 4 !

have been in hopes that notwithstanding this definite plan ;would bo a large .' "
the : 0 .., .
limit .
extended the tag until '" .
the fact that there is no specifi" factor in securing the approval and . '
8u ', .
''' 'O' "
firth did can't : "
We the thing "
same so :
provision of law which authoribes an cooperation of the state press, the ::' : : : '

get .that tag. or bankers and business interests. We :? ciii : : ; "
extension of ',time for the payment s : jZf;; : it jii

1 that the "ox are also assured of the cooperationof ,
taxes beyond January ,,.. ,.. .f""J'. .,.." ", ,, I
The Commissioners are cautious "'To .
County in *rue ditch" rule may be given some the Federal Government throughthe .' ,.. .c : .. .' ,,
about security. They we :
say;: Department of Agriculture and -
effect and: more leaway permitted.

want cash and cash talks these days. FRED H. DAVIS-, the F"'i Federal definite Farm plans. Board.should obtain P i :; ;}{> : : .<, ;, { ; '; ; i ;: :; :
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HOW LONG WILL THEDEPRESSION NEW COMMISSIONERS for the Exchange the active help and I < ,;:: } or:, :; :: ; ,,. ,'.v p. '

LAST? I TAKE OVER AFFAIRS ('OOP"1"ro f linn of all state officials.. ; :.: (? 'I

... .. There 1'. every reason why we might I

..- '.'' I jury list for the coming year: and one expect cooperation from prominent : I
The Present business depression is 1 I ;
hundred and sixty names were placed banking leaders throughout; the stntp
not a .mere "matter of psychology. il !I I
'in the' jury box. The sound economics of such a plan I .
is a: result of definite and concrete EST WISHES FOR TIIEJ93O GRINDING SEASONJ'
Clerk Hull notified the commissionersthat should ap-eal: to all Floiicla business I .L
causes. The basic cause .is the unwillingness I I
the following funds showed a leaders. r 1
of people to buy more owing I I '
balance as of December 30th. Bills In our opinion, such] a plan !lOuh! I 5 .. .
to the debts which they have already I I ::
were paid out of these funds by the be carefully worked out and completed .... '.
contracted. Every one has reachedthe
E old board Monday. in detail by this Board and: ; '

limit of his ability to "borrow, General Revenue Fund' '........ $4701.10 adopted .frr. i immediate! action. i / .:! ::.;;;; :i : ,:: ;: .,. ; : L>1>:!:
beg 01' steal Twenty : > > ; i t" :
years ago peo- Road & Birdge Fund ...:........ 4060.92 4. We recommend further tlnf the : ,: :;;J,': / ; .-S :',y :' :. ; : ,' : :
ple bought mostly for cash; then .. ..
Fine and Forfeiture ........w... 17.17 I committee on cooperative canning

came people Installment bought merchandise craze on when credit .'., County Maintenance ?............. 49.GS continue and intensify its consideration -< -,<*- t,, ; ;" .,' : ; .. .:; ; }::.:,::c. >A:<:: : : ':::': : ;i. ;: : t:

and stocks on margin. Now people I ,Agriculture Fund ..:................. 564.88 of the canning and by-products} I, W5< ? : : r : ,7 '

Publicity Fund ........................ 1269.63 industry as a whole. Marketing; e.:. :

have little cash and are sick both of I I County Fair ,.,,.,....................... 269.1'J Ports agree that the canning or freeing 1J : ,. "We extend our congratulations tote Southern 'Sugar'
installment payments and of being
I I Highway' Bond Fund ..:..:...... 20.627.93:: ,of citrus fruits and Juices will : ,
called additional People i fe
on for margins. .
,I Court House Bond ?................ 63.00 become as important a ficfor in our : .
today are not l buying goods or .
stocks and will not resume buying;: : I I TOTAL ......................:.:.,....... $31.623.80 industry as (he same operation his r. Company. in working out one of the.gre test problems .,

County! Commissioners Funds( : already become in the pineapple industry : ,
until their debts are somewhat '
I Clewiston District ........... .' ..... Nothing where well over 60 percent r 's .' +.
cleaned up. This means that the pres- ... .r '
I East LaBelle .....:..........:........... 3531.'JO of the total crop is canned and sold facing the people of the Everglade / ':
ent depressfon-as recorded by the S :.
i i West LaBelle) ............ Minus\ 1170.34 in a stable market as a staple com -:.. .. ..., : .' .
Babscn chart-will continue until the : '
Fort Denaud ...................... ..... 491.6J( I modity. i 1 H "" :'. ,/ ,: '. .,' "' ; :t;
'bulk' of the present current debts are .
Felda ..... ......, ....... .......... ..... ..... 37.331 Thi- committee beticves that definite :: ;You deoerve the of the enti e"stat'e : t:
paid. Just as soon as a person gets : I .. ;\...:< support inyour"T v
action should be taken this
All of the December bills were paid i I by
his debts,, cleaned up IIP begins to get : tEr
out of the above funds, which have to I Bon" possibly through the above | *
interested in building a house buy ? ; .: S if
bs deducted, from the above balances. III me11Ucmci! committee, to obtain definitely .. S } .
ing new furniture, exchanging his old { rent .
The old Board made a donation to, some control of the preserving ? ; ; ; i

act.car for a new one, or some similar I the Lallellu Chamber of Commerce l operations FO that tho producers of i i: ;Ii>,'. 'Z ;::,. :; .:,;.:; V.lj.: ::;: .';,i' ,/:' I t/: /;,:::-; :: .5

for $1,000 which was paid out of the I the raw product can be guaranteed : : : :

Publicity fund. This was!: to meet a con!=1stent! year after year profits. It J .., ,

GOVERNMENT TO AC- note due to the Bank of La Belle for II i iq important that these developments : '

CEPT PRO-RATA A PART right-of-ways ecured for the Sea. which are. bound to come and which I. .. : ::, : : il ':;7b: j l ; ;' : l g:: t':, ':: ,'i' ';; \': 'r.: :.\ :'. < : .

----:. board Railway. It was agreed among I I will unavoidably bo a lermendous fap-I 1 ,.. J ". I' ,., '. ,'. \ J. t : ." ,.

(Continued from Page 1) tho members of the new board to tor in the financial welfare of the ; t: : .

split the balance of the Road and I producers, be held 'under control i! ; L

Bridge fund into five equal parts to I which will assure their operation in :::1. f : ; c

It is also understood that the St. give each commissioner the same a satisfactory manner to the proclucis. "- {I .. ANn"' ,
Lucie canal. will have to be turned amount of money to work with. ''

over .to the Federal government as After a brief discussion it waG decided In concluding: this 'report and 111' .

well as the ,canal from the lake into to advertise all tax certificates making these recommendations this I! ;- Lakeland, Florida '

the Caloosahatchecr river which will which is started! in this weeks issue committee respectfully submits that !i,I }
.1J t

become Federal water and will be of the Clewiston News. It will be in- now is the time for sane thinking and. 'I' F. > '.' .. '.- .

under the control of the Federal Gov- 1c 1 '/.lUng for all property owners for sound action. Naturally, many ,

ernment. .ulio have not paid their taxes to growers are dissatisfied Many i. uninformed ; ,

This bit of news will, be encouraging take notice of this advertisement and under the press of c-c"m-! j!' 'j '. '. .. .,, .' ,

to local people as the question pay your taxes or your property etances will jump too quickly to con I' .. ..' .. ... I
of raising the two million dollars has might be sold. clusions. -

. caused considerable worry"among local The board adjourned after completing The unrest on the part of n few !I! _, ', '

tax payers. This[ program waspart one of the best business meetings I under existing conditio" in { .,,1 i -
t"I i '1.. :
of the work of t If e present state ever held by any board of county dustry may q1.1 Ici 1'Jv] "--n?!-.i .0 \\<* J 1' .

r administration and the Governor and commissioners. Those in attend- many and create a situation which I'IJ ,

his two Drainage boards are to be aucn were Seldon L. Stewart,' Solon rtan 'be met only by definite, purnosefnl /
congratulated on their work in getting B. Crews, Ray C. Hull, F. L. Duna- accomplishment on the part of .

the government to accept this way, E. E. elley and attorney W. this Board. Such action is definitelythe "e

plan. .; W. Preston. respon sibillty of the controlling m 98 rnm arn m M

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Jack House returned to Alston made a business:: trip : : : : : : : ': = : : ::;: : : :;: =;:;=:=:=: : :
!j at Sarasota Sunday after spending : to Moore Haven Monday I n--

C/J the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Claude '' ,
I1l/a;; Feld News
== ca"/ -= Downs. Mr. and Mis. L. J. Johnson ,announce I aMAUD

the birth of a baby boy onYedrsd".y "
Janir.ry 7th. I
Henry Storey loft Friday for Clinton ) 1 A, HEMROD 1
{; Mrs. L. A., :Morgan Jr.. Phone 3G9 I __ _ _ _ _ _
,. S, C., where he will again take == ------- (\1
)_. '> Mr. and Mrs.. Tom Shelley Mr. .
-::::::::::: ---- l and .
up his studies. Mrs. Louis Morgan and 1J. r.:. Kellej 1'2' of ."' ....i'v '.1...<"" I TI'o bath of Blye Townsend, in-
Miss Jewel Lowe and Arthur Lawrence {I.'- it Blote, Bcter Nail, Richard White j bcen'vi :" '"" "' > ;?>-, ant
(I motored to M'nml Sunday to ,attend : :,: : : -: daughter; of11": and Mrs. W A.
motored to West Palm Beach i Pacilsoji, ,]. E Baker Van Coth- Judge George 'Whltelunst oC Ft. the Oi tourl1:1m"'n11' *. Sumuer. "' .lVI.1 "CA' ii-eul was a shock to all' who

Wednesday. ; i'.n, Joo C,.vito and; II. ]R. Hal. Myers was in Clewlston Saturday on I. H. B, 7' V"T, ;:' i 'ititpil his : \ne\v her.: Slip had been ill only a.

'' business. I :\ nnd Mrs. Neil Stewart. lotiuned'I Mrs. Su/i-; ""huCl- 'ianthe: past: I I few days and on Sunday night was

,.. /. R. M. Hare and A. B. Cherry spent; I Claude Downs has! been confinedto ; Stuu'ayfrom( a two uecksis'l! ,...ih !1 I week.' ,II .taken MuMenly ill .,Jnd died Burial

e; the weekend;:: in Ft. Mycis on..a fishing I his bed for ,the past few 'days s:>ut- Mr. ind Mrs Jack Slolls left Friday ;- relatives in Detroit. Mr. 'an'" ?J;- r. "s. 'r comas made II I sen ices were held] Monday at the

trip. fering from a severe cold. for Pahokec wrere they will I a bns'ncv Ui.i' 1.1. I/\Bclle Wednes P-Invt've! RnptSst burial .grounds She

make their home. .:',' Mi*. and Mrs. E. F. Powers iti d Miss lay I III was a littlo angel while here on earth
Van Cothern leturne Thursday from 1/iny Royal and party*from Shelby ___ \0 Katherine Burgess from West Palm Mr. Arthur llovuvl was in LnEollo and we Know she has gone on to a

.. ,Tampa where IIP has been for the : Mich., were in Clou iston Satur D. O. Alston' was in Palm Beach Beach were guests of Mr., and Airs.] II Wednesday for: a few hours. I better land than this.

t' past few months.. da)'. Tuesday on business. Eugene F. Powers Tuesday.Weatherington Miss Francis Fitzhusrti. of Homestead -. Mrs C. -1'. Roan, Mrs. E. I. Duval

I spent the day wtliher. parents 1 i, and Mrs Dress of:' Ft Danaud attended -
'., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oclpi and( George Smedley returned Sunday W.V.. Preston, W. C.'. Hooker, .E. Loui3 from Moore "71' and Mrs.' I. L. FitzhucI ::ttur- the funeral oC little BrIe Town-

daughter, Fay: and Mr. and Mid. A.I frcm Jacksonville where he spent the E Kelley]] Louis Morgan and BOD Haven was in Cewiston! two days of day.Mr. t;!'!'d, nghtpr oft". and :Ms W
n E. Belden and children motored to holidays with relatives.Mr. Hancock attended the commission '
I .- last week 01 business. L. N. Thomas was a business... .1' ;"oven?c:::: .::
West Palm Beach Sundry to attend I ers meeting at LaBelle Monday. '. visitor in Fort l\ly Monday.. j I I Mrs. Robert Roberts and daftg liter
oJ the thpater. and Mrs. J. F. Tippcy from '
Mr. and Mrs J. K. Baker motoredto Mr. Trammel Tanner has returned of Immokalee were welcome visitorsIn
Wpst Palm: Beach spent several daysof Miss Ola Petloway returned Sa l- ,' Riverview
I South Bay Thursday. Mrs. Baker to his work in after a Felda last week

Frank! Milteci, Dick Hooks:and: Mr. this week' in Clewiston with I. day from her home in. Wauehula: was guest of Mrs. Royal. pleasant week spent with his sister, I I Miss Mildred Townsend spent the

and Mrs. Gus Cantiell motored to lends. where she spent the holidays with Mrs. Fred Dunaway.Mr. .
j weekend with :Miss: Louise Roberts
Venus Sunday. her relatives. .. i Ezar Hull returned to hs! homein ; of Immoknlee.j .

Mr. and Mrs. G. Lawton Sims and! Paul Simmons from Arcadia was in Brooksville after spending his vacation -j .
:\ F. Mrddox andWednesday
"' :: spent Tuesday
; Dr. nnd Mrs. J. C. No )ling and children Jane and Louise and Gene,, C. M. Allen accompanied by his Clewiston- Wednesday visiting Dr. with his parents, Mi. and :Mi's !
: with her Mrs.\
k::. daughters, Gladys and Dorothy, of | from Canal Point were guests of Mr. daughter, Vesta, left Friday for Moul-.] and Mrs. S.J. Simmons. J. P. Hull Sr I, Asa Townscuc'! daughter

West Palm Beach spent Sunday ,in I and Mrs. J. R. Alston Sunday. trie, Ga., where Vesta will take up Miss Alma Sumner, Mr. Terrell
; j Mr.{ John Hemrod; Hr. Terrell Maddox : -
work] the
her school after spending
Clewiston visiting friends j i I --- Maddox, Mr. Irving Sumner and Mr. ,
Mr. J. P. Hull, Jr., and Mr Baird
j I Norman Storey returned to Gaines holidays with her parents. I Baird Townsend saw the Cat Creeps
Townsend motored to i.'ortlyers
;;' Mrs. George Albeits of South Bay I I I vlle .Saturday and will again take Report of the condition; of the First at the Ritz theatre in Fort Myers
.urn ti was guest of Mr. and Mis. J. N. ,: up his studies at the University. :Miss Sara Green returned Sunday I'rink\: of Clev, iston at Clewiston, Flor,I I Sunday night. i i I Sunday. night.Colds '
,' Ft. Gaines Ga., I ida, hi the State of Florida at the i I
home at
from her The time
*7 White Monday.Mr. I close of business! December 31. ] !.I30, I young folks report a good II
-;-- i Mrs. Ed Utter from Miami Locks where she spent Christmas with her I RESOURCES DOLLARS I at the dance given by Mr. and Mrs. I I

and Mrs. J.: G. Allhamls and was in Clewiston Tuesday. relatives.Mr. I I,nans and Discounts ........ ... 30.327.7S Falcon Page on Saturday nl ht. 666
4' Miss Marion Lcydi entertained at -' ( United States Bonds ..... ...... 7S.700.UOj II School opened Monday with a full !

I :'-r f 'a watch part New Years eve night. Miss\ Marcia ,Avant, Mrs. II. C. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr of Canal j j I County Bonds and. ..Municipal' ......... ......... 20,000.00 attendance. everyone seemed glad to and; Head .<:hes

,Bridge was enjoyed during the evening Land and Joe Cato motored to West Point spent the past' week-end In ,i'i iClewis County School Warrants ..,. 10300.UU get hack to work. is a doto-'s prescription! / fcr

by: the following: ales anri Mrs. Palm Beach Wednesday.Miss ton vIr ling Mr. and Mrs.. O.I Banking House, Furniture I Mr.' H. G. Kicklither and sister:;
,U \ L. Jeffries. I I and, Fixtures .............. 9,341.45 Miss Mae, returned from their vacation It !is A r-ort:: s r! dy; icriedy known.
J. E. :Miss Beatrcie Kettl;
Beardsley, I
Other Real Estate owned. 1,650.00Cash 666 also in Tablets.
Mrs. F. W. DeLozier Mrs. Leah }lot Gibson and Layton Gib- I I on Hand and Due I Sunday.

Spi "er. Paul Deam and Glen. Heard. son left Thursday for their home In Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Wells and from Banks .......................... 19.0811.71.!) ., --" -' -

High score was awr<2<"l to Miss Pittsbuig after spending Christmas, son, Curtis and Aubrey, left ,vednes-I TOTAL ....... ................... ..... 164.407,91 '
Beatrice Keltl and Paul L cam. A delIcious with Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gibson. day for their home at LIABILITIES DOLLARS I TheBESTGrayllaIr
I Capital Stock Paid in ........ 15,000.0.1\ .
55$; salad course and pie wasserved. r after spending the Christmas holidays Surplus Fund ., ..... .. ............ 20,000.00 Remedy is HomeMade.
with Mr.' and Mrs. Fred Maxwell.
: J. K.Io".ery Jr., motored ,to lIi3.mi I Undivided Profits (Less
,, .. -- I I11' Expenses and Taxes Paid G.622.1G To half pint of water add
business.Dr. -
: Monday on :\ and Mrs. Jeff Bradley] motored I Deposits ..... ..... .......:............ 104.11012 one ounce bay rum,asmall
Bonds Borrowed .................... 18,00000 box of Barbo Compoundand
J. W. Ezelle has 'returned from to West Palm Beach Wednesday.Miss i Cashiers Chock: ...................... 57s,.GU one-fourth ounce of

+ yr party: Wednesday night watching' the I Atlanta, Ga, where he has been for '. Certified Check ........ .......... 10 W! glycerine.this Any druggistcan
Catherine Little has returned TOTAL ... ........ .. ....... 1G4407.1H! put up or you can '
".,, passing of the old year. Dancing and the past two weeks visiting relatives. I STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTYOF ,mix it at home at very
to Tallahassee where she' ,is! in schoolat
little cost. Apply to the v
cards until late hourh
were enjoyed a HENDRY, SS.: >II _
hair twice week until 0 wK
the Florida State College for a
,when delicious refreshments oft Miss. Jamie Williams returned Elbert L. Stewart, Cashier of the the desired shade is ob

sandwiches, fruit cake and coffee Sunday after' spending the holidaysat W hen.Mr above med Bank do solemnly tained. It will gradually darken '
I! 3 : were served to the following]) guests: her home in Richland, Ga. I I swear that the above statement i is ctrenked.faded or cray hair and mnko It loft I aiMr i o r3i
to the best of knowledge and Barbo will cot color the r r
) and Mis. Glenn "WMlams! Horn true my and glossy. ecalp. I OMDANt v r?
: Miss Boncile Stone, Miss Frances h>>Htf. and that it is in espouse tn 13 not sticky or greasy and does not rub ofL V. r

: Monroe, Miss Elsie Haro, Henry Sto Mr. and Mis. W. S. Harvell and Moore Haven 'were. in''Clowistoit' .Salui ",, -. I official noticp to -report by the Comptroller I

rey. Bill Gibbons, Ernest Theriot, daughter, -Marie, motored to Miami 'day."Mr. .- ..... of the State of Florida.: --
.- fri I ELBERT L. STEWART, Cashier.:
r Norman Story, and A W. Sias. Sunday.largie' will remain there, : COOnECT-ATTEST

ivlt( re she is in school and Mnv: VW.. Prestbri'e-I' ,'" T. nY -"

"-L"-. Among tho:'.j attending' the 'dancer I '_ .---:-'.: ..,_ tiuned ''Monday. 'afore l vlsil'n' % 'TU&Hsnt 1 .. r v P'INRON.' Satisfy him with \ \ | ?

c .."'I<' Belle Glade Friday night were Mr. and Jlrj. Frank RIchmnu JTVO- Sarasota Tampa' and St... Peters., vxP7IIP.T T,. STEWART.. 91
: .. Miss Elsie Hare, Miss France 1\1 on'J' toyed to Palm Beach Sunday to. attend ,- burg. i:i
-, Subscribed and swirn ti before mp Pure Guer
':'a:; ? .'.. roe Campbell Nail, Earl White, Her- the theater. .,. this 7 clay of January 1931. nsey
'; ,' Air. and Mrs G. N. FIJ1.i; und CI'I.cIrcn (.
C.V. ,
}? ) ; .
." spent. the week-end iru. .:Jackson, ;: : X n--v 'hlit t?t t"tp of ,Flo-idn:d ft:
i from' the
ville. ( T -v-"""'" MV C"">iPisci"ti!{ expire Sept.
; -- .}v". :. ?"' 10",' i. .

4 PALM I 1 BAKERY: r ;I 1'

Dave Alston made a business trip LEGAL NOTICE .

to LaBelle Wednesday I ..
.; Patronize home industries. CERTIFICATES
your' ; Ford
Mrand Mrs. G. N. and chil!

dren spent the weekend in Jackson! NVC: i fa hereby given that competitive

ville. bids in writing, 'will' be refrp'vcil -
I by'q at (the Clerk's office,. HFWKTON\ DAIRY COr jpr Y
r ., i, Court House, in Hendry County, FlorIda l
C. J. Gonterman from Miami spent ], .
l on the ninth day of February, h l
-r, ?:? Tuesday in Clewiston] on business. I 1931, and each business day thereafter IfJ Sugarland> Highway Phone 333

I for thirty days only For Certificates ,
Miss Margie Harvel was hostessat sold for taxes for the year ..: = = = =
1927 or previous years. No bid will
a bridge party at her home. Friday
.," _
be accepted for less than the face
afternoon. Those present were Mary value of certificates bid on againstany .,;Jc ;..,,<>: ;;:sx-...' :-', !':o ., < "I...:? ,

I Bush Evelyn Hare, Mary Louise property thereunder, includingall

>>JECAL VAUDE ) Ogelsby, Joy Willingham and Betty subsequent omitted taxes thereon
SI up to and Including the year 1930,
Sp cer. High score was awarded
based :upon the last assessed valuation -
far Miss Mary Bush. After a number of without interest and, penalties;

t yt TBIJCK (9WNERS' progressions the hostess served a delicious I ]providing that bids including interest ,' .
salad course. will be received f if offered. Where thesame
bid is offered by two or more
F.'Js .
\ persons for the same certificate the 5 "
Mr. and :Mrs. W.. W. Preston entertained owner of the land will be given .5 -

,- ',! ; J. at a watch party NewYear's reference' otherwise the first. bid THE SEASONS LEUNGS -
': dA.SIVir .
eve'at their home Those pres. filed will bo accepted. \ .
WM '1'. I1PLI, .
ent Mrs. 'Calude Downs, Mis.W .
-/ \ were
i ply Si JJI.u LE Clerk of the CIrcuit Court
{ HEAVY BREAtERii P. Vaughn, Jr.. Mia. Gene Small "'1 nciry County. ,

,;. .' SUPERTWI3TCOFVD -md Victor-Bl! ) te Cards were ,enjoyed
tr trI .
during 1 the evening after which re'mien's .

f.:'"'1 c" sandwiches, cake and May you ,enjoy this Christmas and May the
J 4 -
% : +; '" YCr
.nh. coffee were served.

SIt"'qlr New Year bring, Happiness' to ''(Youand yours

,. Plum ]have been made for Miss 7 j : -

j9 Harriet Dowd of West Palm Beach, I \
: I
EA1a field director of the Girl Scouts to I ,' .

speak at the next meeting, of the P. ,
1 441st I
4 T. A. which will be held at the school 'I .- '
; r N, rilc
r house Friday Jan. 16, nt three I .
( .
< .
' o'clock. All mothers with girls of '< ." .
tAUM '
'u I scout age arc urged to attend this PEOPI.G/-G4& ;
meeting as it is for the purpose of .

,,; [.. getting more girls intertsted in scout .. .1 : ... ,' : .
work. :, 1 .

r I. .
6.... ,
S. J. Rozier from Faymingtou; Mo.,

w4l : ri arrived In Clewiston Tuesday and LAUNDRY CO. S POPULAR HOTEL

:Z, ,,. ., m a ; will be here for several days. .t .
You arc particular-so ;are: vc. This "
((5Y7HE & I '" ., '
Mr. and Mrs Frank Voght ironi, St,ow-white laundry:: wasres clothes .

Baton Rouge. La., arrived in Clew-, particularly clean. _Call, this particular .-

,. '; \ iston Friday land have leased an number 336.. :., THE WATANABE HOTEL .

apartment in the Schultz building.Mr. .. '
'. f..J.

.. .. ''I"
I Voight is assistant superintendent MRS., CLAUDE DOWNS. Manager.I ---

of fabrication for the Southern


..' ; ,.: : J inc. ,., . '
le I : F. M. Wright entertained a ELPASO AVE.fJ SAN BONITA STCl.EWSTON .

1 : number of friends at an afternoon tea
-1 1 CO at her home Tuesday and Saturday FLORDA'Hour .

complimenting her sister Mrs. George .

Burt from New Orleans. snow tee Laundry ...,
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Quit Sobbnig About Prices .' r rAid : .

Organize. r-Y-his Industry '

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COMMITTEE ACTION at the wailing wall never. f cal help, to handle many times the merchandising, but without the same '- .- >. :::.:.
REPORT OF ORGANIZATION volume of funds now appropriatedfor percentage of control. It repeatedly '.: :.:: '.
got anybody anything but red eyes. ..1 the exploitation of its brand::! The pays the penaly.] The California Fruit .:. "
Submitted to the Board of Directors, Florida Citrus Complaints, accusations and a sorehead dealer contact or service organization Growers Exchange paid its members' ., ';; '/'>
December 19 1930 levelsof operated by this department is already $105,000,000 last season. It gives the ',.,): /:,
Exchange, Friday, will never raise the price
subject to seasonal expansion credit to cooperative control. ''':'; :' :
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fruit or stabilize the industry. and could readily be developed to accomplish Recommendations to the Board : .j'>.t;
Purpose of This Report all of this fruit had been consumedin satisfactorily its designatedtask Since 75 percent cooperative con'i.; .: :', '
There is only solution. It is
The purpose of this report to the the United States. Considering the one cooperative in the, general merchandisingplan trol is the underlying factor necessarY ";:': ").
Board of Directors: of the Florida Citrus variety of uses for oranges, grape control of the crop. of a controlling volume. to create a stabilized and consistently .' .., '.' '.2.: .'
Exchange is to place before that fruit and lemons, and translating this Study this report of the organization Nor does the committee overlookin profitable industry, this :'i=: .
body (1)) an outline of present con- volume into terms of juice, the actual I this connection the fact that the committee feels that It Is the responsibility .,':;..;'.
ditions in! the Florida citrus industry, per capita consumption of this, committee of the Board of Directors present careful maintenance of grading of this Board to develop and ':':.'\1::,:
of the reasons or our largest croy, was a small per- standards, fair sales contacts and :.' r.' :.
((2) an analysis o the Florida Citrus Exchange. If you operate plans and methods which .c". ":".". .'
causes of those conditions, (3)) the determination centage of what health authorities brand advertising have obtained for will make possible that control. This ... L
of the position of the agree should and can be consumed.Nor r-re interested in the facts of the situation Florida! Citrus Exchange brands a is a growers' organization. The responsibility .: \;' :' ,.

Florida Citrus Exchange in this situ. is the common cry that the you have them here. considerable and' enviable good will for the successful operation :- } .
ation and the determination of the 1930 economic depression is responsible among the trade and consumers of it is vested in this Board ol ::;: l'):
extent of responsibility which the for the low prices of this par Get into the Exchange, or get somebody througout the country. This good will Directors representatives of the ':: i( '

controlling beard of the Exchange ticular season justifiable. True, the else in. Put your shoulder to the factor Is an added value fn making growers. The responsibility for se'r,;}" :

has in the correction of such condi- depression in some measure is affecting and build that cooperative practical the handling of a control- curing adequate control l Is a grower .; )
tions, ((4)) recommendations to the sales prices. Nevertheless, California irnlee volume by the Florida Citrus Ex responsibility, .as, without that control '
Board for action to be taken by It in'' in spite of these conditions, tro 1. change.In the personnel employed by this ,;;

the correction of this situation. has maintained a sales level throughout Then you will have earned your addition to these well organized I Board in the sale ol your and your j/
An attempt has been made in this the season which returns a profit facilities, the Florida Citrus Exchange growers' fruit cannot successfullycarry
report to avoid length, but sufficient : to its :growers, even after those right to complain-but, fortunately, has a financial subsidiary which is out their plans for organization '

detail is cited to clearly emphasize growers pay a much higher produc- thpre won't, be anything: left to complain among the leaders of its type of organization improvements. .
every attributive factor to the above tion cost than maintains in Florida. in the country. It com- Recognizing that responsibility, ',': t.. ,
mentioned objectives which, in the Another reason advanced to this about. mands the good will and respect ol this committee wishes to recommend '''> .> _

opinion of this committee, deserves committee during its investigation in 7 5 percent cooperative control of the credit contacts everywhere. Its operation -' to the Board for definite action the ;',:::;-,.:....;,"
consideration by the Board. an attempt to account for the present the since ith organization hat following plan: : ;;--i.:....
Existing Conditions depressed sales prices was the c::*?: will make industry con sist- been conducted In, a consistent, safe 1. An intensive organization cam .:: '.,'

The Florida citrus- industry is, and fact that too much green or immature '-Hv profitable tote' producers and manner for: the benefit of Exchange I paign to be initiated early this com ,'. .:...'.' I

for some time has been, in an exceed fruit had been shipped early in the general J business good throughout grower members.We ing spring. The objective of this cam- ;.'
season. Grant the fact that this Is keep the organization -
ingly dangerous position. find throughout paign would be to obtain increased .. C" ,
Three successive large crop years an attributing cause, neverthelesswith the state.FLORIDA a steady growth and improve individual grower membership and to ',' ;
23-24 28-29 30-31-each In turn has the same regulations the preced- have been made dur- ''
far withdrawals
CITRUS EXCHANGE ment. Changes prevent, as as possible, : ;
found the industry so poorly organ ing season, price levels were un- Ing the past five years which have during the period when such are ,
ized that it was unable to pack and touched and the trade and consumers put the organization In a position permitted.This .
sell the crop at a profit to its pro- alike bought and paid good prices Tampa, Florida where it. has shown results in comparison I committee realizes that many

ducers. The mere fact that the intervening I for the Florida citrus offered to I with competing organizations. I growers can not be reached by a campaign ..,. a aI j jI )
years produced a profit I them after maturity.. The green fruit operators live on the profit'' derived, industry by its producers." We find that constant planning for.Il 'of this kind because of finan-
does not modify or change in any I shipments were a contributing factor by them from the packing l and so- Florida Citrus Exchange Organization continued improvement is being made -\ cial obligations made in various ways. I
way the critical situation in the In- I I to the present difficulties.. of ,merchandising called selling of the fruit of which Capable of Expansion To I. also. I on their crops,. blzu/.ag them to" be .
dustry. No industry as large"or as important Florida citrus, but they they have obtained control, with little Handle Control Finally, this committee wishes to independent operators. We believe,
as this can survive unless its must never be considered as a basic or no regard for the grower's equi There can be no question as to the emphasize the fact that the Florida however, that every grower insofar I
basic handling methods are sound cause contributing to the critical situ- ty/in the fruit. Their profit is usually soundness of the cooperative operating Citrus Exchange as an organization as Is possible should be reached per- '
and able to withstand the stressof ation of the industry described at the whether the sales price' is and wherever
are same plan. which is the Florida Citrus and in its relation to the industry, sonally arrangementscan
adverse or difficult marketing sit the opening of this report. high or low. During a season suchas Exchange. It is modeled after the has been investigated by competent be made, should be influencedto .
uations. This is particularly true of Basic Cause Is Lack of Centralized the present, it is customary. to most successful cooperative organiza- authorities. the instigation of the transfer those obligations to the
the Florida citrus Industry, as th se'l I Control base !It on the flat Packin g sand selling tl&ns in the world. It goes further Federal Farm Board., Such detailed, Florida Citrus, Exchange. ,.- ..-.... /- /
large crops years are becoming The underlying cause for the lack charge. During other seasons, than these, however, in that it has critical examination resulted in the The physical ;accomplishment ot
frequent and the crop' is constantly of stability and the constantly recur- when fruit can profitably bo purchased improved in several instances upo definite recognition of_ the Florida such a task is not, easy. It is a mat-
Increasing In average beanse of new I ring profitless years may be summedup and is for the smart and ,well-. I I certain factors of organization which Citrus, Exchange by the'Federal Government ter primarily for grower work. We-
plantings coming into bearing each by the one statement: lack of financed operator a good speculationsuch I experience in their operation has indicated through its agents the Fed- recommend ,that committees-com
successive se son. control. All other reasons are attributive -* an operator makes in addition a as" being weak. eral Farm Board, which approved mittees which will function-be
For the last six years, according or are outgrowths of this one considerable proportion of the high An analysis of the packing facilities large loans to the Florida Citrus Ex i formed in each association to performthe
to reports of the State Marketing basic fundamental cause of the situation fruit return, which normally shouldgo affiliated with the Exchange in- I change. These loans were made with actual personal sales contact

Bureau, 'the value of the whole citrus described.The to the grower. dicates that we have under cooperative the statement that the Florida' Citrus necessary with each individual grow
cr/jp at the stole' line has remained I concentration of crop control During any season the desire ol control l adequate service in all I Exchange is the only logical and' existing I er. The work of these committees
practically stationary, regardless of I in one marketing agency would this type of distributor is to Insure !strategic points throughout the ( medium into which the necessary should be coordinated and directedby
the size of th crop. In fact, more I .make possible the 'operation of basic his profit, make* his turn-over' and btale'a citrus belt. J.n such few Instances control of the indjstry could be a committee from the Board of
actual money. has come into the state merchandising fundamentals in get his capital returned by ac com- In the lesser important sec I built, with due regard for the inter- Directors.
from several small crops during this I I the packing and salt of every crop at pushing! a. sale at a fair price if pos tions where no Exchange association ests of the producers. Supplementing the work of these
pc/iod Ulan from some larger one I I a profit to the producer. ''Experience sible, but at any price regardless of is!' operating, our organization de- Control Centralized in the Florida committees, we believe that sufficientmen
Taking an average of the past ten isdicotcs f that the mislmum percentage s conditions._ This practice !invariant I pal tmpnf has!: contacts which would Citrus Exchange_ Would_ Accomplish from the dealer service organization I
years, the state valuesincludingcost 'of concentration by which such results in Indiscriminate price-cutting permit the Immediate i installation Desired Ends and from the Tampa office
of picking, InMling! packing. sellIng control can be exercised is 75 per as is evidenced by numerous reports and operation: of a cooperative associa- To nmaii/e: :: this committee has crri be placed in the field to coordi-
and freight to the state line- cent of the crop. regardless of its of our sales representatives season tion in a parking house already in yet to find one factor advanced asa nate the efforts of the individual

average..... about $4 per box on a 10 to size. after season. existence which could be acquired cause of the conditions existing in growers saving on these committees.
iz: million box crop, 13 per box on I Such a situation of control has never TJe failure of the Exchange Jo for cooperative use. the industry which could not be cor- Any campaign involving the actionof
an 18 million box crop, and $2 per existed even for one season in the control or maintain prices has been The sales organization- .of the Florida rected by the vestment of a minimum thousands of individual growers /
box on a 22 to 25 million box crop. Florida citrus industry. It has existed mentioned as a criticism_ by many. Citrus Exchange has been the nf 75 percent control. in the Florida necessitates. the moulding of the mass
In other words, the producer of over a periol of years in the industry The uninformed or superficially I subject of a considerable analysis on Citrus Exchange. Given that control, ,opinion of that group of growers.
fruit does not in any measure receive nearest comparable with our own- thinking person might this season the part of our general manager. Va- the Florida Citrus Exchange could Three agencies are '''necessary to
added revenue from added vol. the California citrus industry. The think that he had just cause for this rious chan.;e ,and additions have operate satisfactorily the basic merchandising mould favorably that opinion: the
ume. Instead, since picking, packing value of that control is readily demonstrated criticism. been made in the, Florida end of the fundamentals necessary press, the bankers and the businessmen.
ani sal$ costs increase proportion- by a consideration and However, this fact cannot be dis orsanizaf' on. The personnel 'is ample,, for the sale of each succeeding crop .
ately with that volume and the sales Comparison of the degree o( interest regarded. The Florida Citrus Ex- experienced and capable. With the at a profit to the producer. It was these factors of public In-
prices decrease, net grower returnsare manifested and support maintainedfor change has never claimed to be ableto possible addition of clerical help, it Add 'No. 3 Page Ad ...... ... .... .... fluence which were vital in tho final
practically in Inverse ratio to the the individual grower and his influence substantially the market Is prpared to handle the volume It could regulate shipments, both construction, of control in the Cali
side of the crop. This Is in spite of I property by banking interests in Cali- with only 50 percent of the fruit necessary 'for control. geographically and periodically,.. in fornia industry.. They can and should ,.
ahe fact that fornia and Florida In Florida with definitely' recognizable be made just as important in our
per box packing and I even in the Exchange. The men on the Our sales organization in the Northis accordance
sales costs are decreased by the large, well-financed organizations outside with a substantial volume to just as well organized and capableof demand. It could standardize own problem.
larger volume handled. I such as our own Growers Loan and offer can very nearly set the price expansion. The Florida Citrus Exchange grades'' and packs. It'' could put into This committee recommends, there-
This condition is intolerable. Guaranty Company have difficulty : in a buyer's market, such as this season has competent salaried representatives operation and maintain proper meth- fore, that the Board of Directors tako
The overused argument that the I securing ready credit with which to has been, It Jie starts price cut in all important car lot ods of price quotations. It could control steps to formulate a plan which will
law of supply and demand Is direct. finance the individual grower. Con ting. One car underquoted in a dozen markets. Several: of these men-whose prices and maintain them at a obtain the active cooperation and en-
ly responsible for this situation Is a I trast this situation with Mr. Teague's markets-often without ,a.. buyer In bread and butter depends upon the level consistent with the market value dorsement of the state press, the
'subterfuge advanced to cloud the issue 1 statement that the California Fruit .any-can affect adversely the sale of satisfactory performance of their du I of the fruit. With Its solidified State Bankers Association and business
True, an increased crop has a Growers Exchange operates no. financial many cars in those same markets. ties-are responsible*, not for one grower support it could obtain enactment I I in the state as represented by
definite bearing on grower returns, company: that the individual This distributive and: sales condition market or one individual territory, and enforcement of 'proper I the State Chamber of Commerce, the
but with sufficient facilities to Increase grower has no trouble making adequate will maintain as long as Florida but as division manager for many [ green fruit legislation. stronger luncheon clubs and individu'
that demand In some semblance financial arrangements to" care growers continue to make it possiblefor districts of car lot markets. It is also All of these factors, however, obviously al business leaders. Such a plan, in
of proportion to the increased I for/1e seasonal operation of his properties shippers who are at all times In important in this connection to observe depend upon the concentration our opinion, should go beyond a mere,
crop backed up by merchandising ;. from his local banks., that the Florida Citrus, Exchange of a minimum of 75 percent con- series of addresses made by employees
facilities!, which can control the sup- With i>\ire exceptions, there is no packselling I because of its present comparatively trol of the fruit volume year after of this organization to the vari-
Ply of that increased demand, would bank in the state of Florida which cut prices under those maintained by large individual volume year in the organization. The accom- ous groups soliciting their support.
make possible grower participation makes a general policy of grower the growers' cooperative, whose pur- hag the choice of the most desirable plishments attributed by this com This continues to be a growers' prob-*
in tho true value of the Increased crop loans. And considering the con- pose Is to maintain prices commensurate brokers throughout the country, as mittee to control are not fantastical lem and it is growers themselves who
tonnage. stant instability and shaky conditionin with the full value of the fruit every broker logically 'desires the account theory. The efficacy of that controlis should carry the message to these
Such Is the references to the law of the industry, as has been evidenced and to return to growers a fair margin with RI. atest volume.An adequately Illustrated in the California people sufficiently strong to stimulate -
supply and demand Inter overproduction during the past ten years, this com of profit.Mr. appreciation of the scope and''" lemon situation described by them Into action.
and are inexcusable. This of sales organization; mareadily :,.f'n. "Mpwhir1 iq common 'knov.li !- No plan of grower solicitation
com discus- value our
mittee can: find no reason for censure Teague. in his informal .
mittee believes that there is no im of that banking policy. sion of the situation before this be realized by l '' --S. ,-qi|. Fuithfr evidencer. I alone: can be successful In gaining the
mediate possibility of overproduction The Florida grower Is and alwaysha Board of Directors on November it Is sought by largo .Vr;'''ion 3 accounts .' i..in practical nature of this e pha-I necessary: control for tho Florida Cit
In Florida citrus seasonfor control Is available from an rus Exchange. Recognizing this fact,
given satisfa.ctorycontrol been furnishing h.is own compe- 18th, aptly summarized this situation during tho Florida off sis on
within the Industry so thattho tition-and if is destructive, cut .'You gentlemen have a good organi the sale and distribution of their analysis of the returns made by the this committee further recommends '
: merchandising of the This Is not only commendation California Fruit Growers Exchange that the Board take definite and Immediate -
crop can throat competition. It is the Florida zation. It Is soundly organized. It has product.
>. bo Intelligently consummated. organization but Is to Its growers. steps to bring independent
the existence and operation of numerous advantages over our own organization of our sales
Talk of admits that its costs operators into the Florida Citrus Ex
over-production is ridicu in Itself added asset In that itkeeps California
private operators who in In California, after which yours an .
lous. The largest crop of citrus fruiterer I, men busy and in contact th/m more to produce citrus than it change.
most Instances are too small to have wns patterned. Yet without control, our
produced in the United States ari7 co'gnizanco of market conditions hlch you lack and which we on the I,I with the trado 12 months of the year. does Florida. Yet, by adequate control Wo recognize{ In making this rec-
was during the season of 1928-29. ', The Florida Citrus Exchange has their growers are paid a price ommendation that these men arc 'In
or who In no way can contribute to Farm Board hoped to help you ob-
California and which nets a profit to an honest. legitimate business but .
Florida facilities for consistently ,
together built and maintained
pro the organized distribution sale and grin! that Is essential to the future: nn
duced 62,351,065 boxes, or about one advertising 'of Florida's citrus crop. HbIll7atIon of your Irdnatrv ""'" the advertising which are adequate, with tho grower over cost of product1 !!'. that their continued operations, while Y
'halt of a box per person per year, if Quite on the contrary most of these consistent sharing of profit- *... that the addition of subordinate and cleri Florida usese the same methods ot (Please turn to page 2) ?

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