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Preceded by: Courier=informant
Preceded by: Fort Meade leader
Succeeded by: Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.)

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Holland For Governor Edition

Sponsored By Bartow Citizens
HIS edition of The Polk County Record will rate
Ripley's Believe It Or Not column for two reasons
-it is published at the request of Bartow mer-
chants and citizens and was not a promotion of the
publisher, and the editor of the opposition newspaper
has taken an active part in the preparation of mater.
Wal for it. In other words, this edition is the spon-
taneous effort. of all citizens of Bartow to acquaint
persons in other parts of Florida with their fellow
citizen and native son, Spessard L. Holland, candidate
for governor of Florida.
Originally sponsored by a group of merchants,
who requested that the publisher produce the edition
and "tap" them for the cost, production was later
taken over by the Bartow Holland-for-Governor Club.
This club plans to broadcast the edition to all parts
of Florida as part of its contribution to the Holland
campaign.


U- --


SPESSARD L HOLLAND
Bartow's candidate for Governor of Florida will be
-IS years old on July 10, 1940. He was born and raised
in Bartow and has spent all of his life, except the
months he was away at school and during the World
War. here. The,photograph above was made recently
and is the official photograph of his campaign.


HOllAi iS PLATFORM


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*************** THE COUNTY SEAT SEM1 [W EE iEk Y Tid Fod.ime


VOL. XLIX, No. 18. Member of The Associated Press BARTOW. FLORIDA, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. MARCH 1. 1940. Tuesday and Friday Afternoons HOLLAND EDITi


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Holland -Bartow Birthplace and Present Home


BARTOW LOOKS


INTO CAREER


OF NATIVESOf
Bartow, while attempting" ^6'
preserve the even tenor 6 ti .
ways since the announcement
its native son, [Spesgard L. % 6
land, for the Democratic noqi a,
tion for Governor of Florida; Itt
just a trifle ga-ga with its p.Wt,
pect of joining the list of Pldqod-
cities which have loaned bn.i-
their citizens to-thb state of'ln
da for a period of four' years.
Bartowans-men, wonmB-'-'
children-nmost of wom art
sonally acquainted&, wilth ..Sa :
Holland, have been-. r to et
out in front for their fellow togW,
man. Any attempt to get from
them the whole story .of Spei!g.
L. Holland brings a stream of su-
perlatives, it was only throPglffthe
piecing together of facts gleaned,
from scores of citizens In all
walks of life and a search of tbe'
family archive that the gqg!o ,
story of the senator 's career .p,
obtainable. The senator, hlmoxeK,
was approached only to verify
date or to check up on statemen"ll,
to make sure of their gaccray.
Appearance of this bxDposition -
his life .will be more .or less T'
a surprise to him.
Pdrn in 1802 .
SpessardL. Holland was
in a little frame hose op
Church Street, July 10, 1892;
son of Mr. and. Mra. Benj ..
Franklin Holland. The elder '
land came to Bartow .tFim .-
burg, Ga., In 181, wh1',1Mrrb.-
land. nee Fanns. Virginia. Spes'as ,
'name to Barfow. in 1889 from'V
vinia. Spessard'i faith. Ag
fathers on pateral al d ',.
sides participated in t' "'
tween the _S t'd, ;- t
Siterfal g b& telbft-p
in the defense, o( At#an.tfyWU
his mother's fatit"er .utght.i
Stewart in Kig)! -Spsaard h'b
a brother, Fr. a(k .,..e ~

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n ralerr
fall to the u lo P
b oys tao
ievers in the fih
the rod-migot-silu.t eP
trite his envo e.*, aJIaty .
learning with t eraai=
sard was a S )orier
cJassmates, t tteJ t
time In Su nrArt, .
tow High) aad tu *
the football. tbar(' X'i
from Summern 4 -.l
Started I

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atbro

basebalL
the footalimm .
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by local people on local plnktrmt,
FREE to meet their responsibUltles
to the PEOPLE, and FREE from
the dictation of any person or group.
I will appoint to office every person,
without exception, who is nomrated
by the People.
EVEKE GL ADIES NATIONAL.
PARK'S 'peedy completion and e.-
pansiop, of park system for whole
state; beauttiicatilon.
* CONTINUTED DEVELOPMENT of
state's attractions as nation's plar-
ground;" eincouragement of lattual
amukementp; conservation of nattural
resources; preservation of wild -fl
permanent sustained state advorts-
Iag program.
WIIDEB, BETTER and SAFER
RIIGHWAYS and enlarged road pa-
trol under merit system.
EXPANSION of public welfare *14
public b halth programs wfth emphosat
on disasr ,prevention and reTabUt
ttpn of discharged tubereular panwita
IMPe OVEBD CONDITIONS tori
working people.
PREB EVATION at tar *f 11fe
payment of po taxzs realhiaMeft
for voting. I
"ERIT APPOINTMENTS In aU
state offlees based on ability, lateg-
rity and competence.
ELIM1NATION of personal and
factional politics from bureau@ and
axgenelee handling public buslieU sad
regulating IAndustries and busailaeses.
r.IBEBAI-INDED and tolersi
governmental pollelel In regard to
tourists; but a firm hand against
racketeera *and rangsterr.
AGBICULTURAL, L I V BESTOCK
AiN INDUSTRIAL development
with state aid In fight for treight
rate parity; Improvement lan farm-
Ing methods and livestock breeds
legislation for more profitable pr6-
duetion, distribution and ma rktIag
of grove, farm, dairy and timber
products; expansion of experimental
work, seeking new uses for fruit,
fruit Jalqe, and al other rlorlda
g0ow. Products; exclusive nse of
Florida, Jpoducts, when and where
avatlablo, ia n atte Institationls and
operations.
'STATE EOGPLATION OJF SALr-
ARY, BUYERS8.
FAIR AND HELPFUL treatment
for LABOR, as shown by my vte
on the ten major Labor questions gI
the 10881, 1987 and 1* sessilons -t
the Florida Senate.
A STATE GOVERNMENT whieh
will command public confidence ae d
which will cooperate losely, ad
sympathetcally, with the pubUs a*^
with the legislature in carrriao eat
the foregoing program sa n d other
state business.
"There seems to be a decided
dr ift o highly influential jmrty
men to '"the support of Senator
Holland."-Wbtrligig, Miami News.


I belie e in, and will do my utmost
as governor to obtain for the people
of Florida:
Q ALIthATION A.- D REDUC-
TION OF T t',s through uniform
assessments and collections, and econ-
omy in administration; modernization
of tax stgucturet.t *fger thorough
study; no te alIdrilhg; bo new taxes;
'no sales tax; closely budgeted state
expenditures.
REPEAL OF ORBO$OSS BECEIPTS
TAX, .
REFORESTATIO/ ,in ,4 areas
where IH will not encroach on exist-
ing or needed lirestock pasturage;
conservation of standing forests.
IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC
SCHOOLS, which, Includes: A defin-
ite plan to Insure a fall nine-months'
term; adequate' and ebrtal, pay for
teachers from dqpendable sources of
revenue; full operation of the Teach-
ers Retirement Act. ..1 shall continue
to cooperate with the school-minded
lay citizens through the Continuing
Educational Council.
PENSIONS for the civilian aged,
dependent and afflicted in any amont
co"noesurate with their needs aad
consistent with the ability of gov-
ernment as determined by the will
of the people; full matching of fed-
eral funds.
HOME RULE In counties, leaving'
law enforcement authorities, selected


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"I an delialhted with the good'.. .
ne-ws that Spessard Holland is a
candidate for governor of Florida."
writes Lt. Col. Jamies Van Fleet,
foinier Unlvei'sity of Florida coach
and a life-long friend of Senator
Holland.
"SpOssard Holland is the one and ...
only man for the job," says Col-
onel Valeet, -howstationed a r
Fort Benning, Ga. "He 'has a bril- m. M,
liant mind, a keen observation, a
sound judgment, courage and de- 4.
cision. He will be moved in the.
execution of every task by de-
ceucy,, honesty, a high sense of "
duty and fair play, and he will .
have the confidence and-respect
of every good citizen." .,. .
"Floridians whospick their gov- Birthplace of Spessard L. Holland (left) at 390 ast Church street, and the present home of the Holland family
sincerityfandhconstructive In work at 1005 South Broadway, Bartow. Holland also live on Stanford street during his boyhood and it was there that
should follow the banner of this lie made his home during the time he was a stude t in Bartow public schools and prior to his going away to
native son."-Bristol Free Press. college. I I


''*


BARTOW HOLLAND CLUB'S 'KNOW HOLLAND'


EDITION


HOLLAND KEEN


IN DESIRE TO


DO HIS SHARE
BY C. BRADLEY SCOFIELD
An Inborn @zeal for the better-
ment of his native state and its
people, has ever influenced the of-
ficial life of Spessard Holland,
and investigation of the record of
years past, since he first took pub-
lic office, as county prosecutor
of Polk county shows it dotted
with monuments, inanimate and
living, testimony to his willing-
ness to serve.
Friends, neighbors, or the stran-
ger within the gates have found
a ready and sympathetic ear, wise
counsel, and an ever present sour-
ce of help in this man who has
worked always for a better, a hap-
pier and more prosperous state.
To him It was in years gone
by, that his neighbors and fellow
townsmen turned, When, Sorely in
need of better school facilities,
They placed himn upon their local
school board. Busy though he was,
in the prosecution 9t 'his own af-
fairs, he still found time, to guide
the question of better school ibuild-
Ings, to an expression at the polls,.
with the result that a $340,000
bond issue for both high and ele-
mentary school buildings was pass-
ed.
Complete School Plant'
Although the work placed almost
unbearable demands upon his time,
lie nevertheless played a leading
part in the planning and bWilding
of both splendid buildings, and the
1930 graduating class of Summer-
lin Institute, his Alma Mater, re-
ceived the first diplomas from
the new school. The new Summer-
lin Institute, sjt lj, the midst of
S an extensive athletic plant, is
-. known and recognized bv thou-
S sands as one /.f the most complete
of its kind li the south.
S A small grower In his own right
and ever a champion pf the fruit
S man, Speasard Holland has done
much to aid in the development
S of the Florida Orange Festival
l-3Aki -RtV ga'ly lySfWi.tj WILreneit-
SAn honorary vice president of the
Festival association in years gone
by, he has always displayed the
keenest'Interest in this citrus car-
nival wlech annually attracts thou-
sands of winter visitors and local
residents.
Helps Build Public Park
Always an ardent lover of na-
ture. he was among the first to
recognize the value of ,Highlands
Hammock, as a tourist attraction
and that gem of natural beauty
stands today a monument to the
untiring efforts of a statesman
who gave without stint of tSis
time and effort, that untold tbou-
sands might enjoy thiq scenic
wonderland in the years to come.
It was lWOrgey tirotI,'his efforts.
that the 'Hammock passed froth
private control' into the control of
the state park and forestry sery-
ice, to be the mecca of thousands
of winter visitors annually.
His' friends and fellow 'towns-
men relate wl.th pride, the inval-
uable service rendered, bv Senator
Holland 'i bringing to Plorida the
great number of pall clubs, com-
prising the renowned. "Grapefruit
League." 0. > Lenn ou 'BarLow,
prominent baseball -enthusiast. and
affectionately d .bbed by the press
of thle nation as Florida' min'Ister
plenipotentiary of baseball, has
called upon Polk county's senator
many times, for assistance in
reaching proper officials, a fact
*4tch has. gone far toward the
6^ halonlous -relations enjoyed be-
tween-_tnt,_bfg leagues and the
state of Florida.
Civic Center
With a smile, Spessard Hol-
land's friends will tell you o the
meeting some years ago, of the
Parent Teachers association, in
which the idea for Bartow's beau-
tiful Civic Center was conceived.
His charming wife, as the presid-
ing officer, quick to sense the en-
thusiasm of the meeting, in this
effort td provide a suitable place
for the community's youngsters
to gather, persevered in the mat-
ter until as a WPA project, it
was denied by the regional di-
rector.. Undaunted, they laid the
matter before their senate re-
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marvels at the beauty of this com-
munity center with its spacious
auditorium, its reading andt'recrea-
tional rooms, its swimming pool
and well equipped play grounds.
{ In jest they cite the senator's
family connection with the project
success, but in serious vein, they,
look upon this great piece of civic
improvement as the work of a
busy public official, who neverthe-
less had time to serve in the bet-
terment of his beloved Florida.

Winter Haven Is

First To Organize


Winter Haven has the honor as
the first Holland for Governor
club in Polk county. It was or-
ganized a few days before the
Bartow club got under way. The
Winter Haven club is headed by
Dr. Fred Garner conservation en-
thusiast. H. B. Snively was elec-
ted vice president, Mrs. Elva
Gibbs secretary, and Major Ned
Horton treasurer.


FIRST SALARY


GAVE HOLLAND


S50 PER MONTH
BY C. BRADLEY SCOFIELD
It was a good many years ago.
on a golden fall afternoon. deep
inl the woods of central Florida,
that a man and a boy, roamed the
flagrant pine lands in searchl of
quail. That liiai. newly arrived
in that section of the country,.
was theil new professor of Surn.
inerlin Institute, in Barlow, R. B.
Huffaker, today one of Florida's
most prominent attorneys. anld ite
boy. Spessard L. Holland, now a
riespe-p.tctd and loved state .enator.
and candidate for lihe office of
Governor of Florida.
With the unerring instinct of tihe
true woodsian that hlie wag, the
lad went siraiglit to u covey,. and.
.oi thie birds whirredl inio fli-,lt.
s ipped aside witli llhie 'i.. "There
Ihey aUre i ofi-so, selt '- n." In-
statln y the leacht.. 's gun roare ld
and a bIird fluttered to earth.
In a flash the boy was upon. it
and with a look of genuine ad-
Irliration in hii, e .s, handed il
to his companion.
Friendship Cemented
"It wasn't o much hir ? admir'a-
lion o.if the lshot thil impr'-s-z-ii-
ile." sa.\s Mr. Huiffaker in deciib.
ini tI he inc(id-nr. "as il was hi
willingne' to fole'-zo a shot. than
[ inilght l.iN ly lull ck."
That uhlilin flier' lloo In was des-1
tinl'-d to Ili i i. i ,her two iiv.-S i
of end- .i,_i h 2r0 hi-ve onie fa ll
in the il ,' .b;.i ... 1 l10hi section i
of F!oida .1 ii h -..I. -thiar fol-
lowe."d
A jili'i.:i ii i ln 'i -> ui:.ol a t th..
tii I-, 'yoUtl 2 H lia i i.il. unId .-C tlh.-
( i f hln ie.- tt: l1'r. w e_
On ito gl'adl. ali,? wirih lionors. .set
'11mi a .'hioljaitc o recold yet to Ie
-quill.-d in thlio e historic old cl..(-s
i'ooni9.
Started At $50 a Month
A student at Emiory' College. and
Inter an assstmanf'rti Tiritiof Off
came iii;titution, the boy nevi?
lost lii (onl llta l with thel friend
it hi, huntinli days. and so it.
seemed not uIIusual that. after,
adutiualin- fromiii th University of"'
Florida. Spe--.ard Holiandii should
find a pla., ill the office of Attol%,
w>v-y Huffaker. who had abandon,
r li- teaching profe-,sslionll for the
more lu' rative practice of law.
*"As I remember it. I paid hfi-
tifrty dollars a month." .,'tays Hiutff-
ilitker, "and lie was far fromll wort.l
it. for that first year. He was:
occupied in canvassing this pj.
of Florida for subscriptis
which to build a fraternity b'
that lihe had little time for la .
"Then came the war and Spes-
sard left nie to be gone for uiana
months overseas. It was a lihary
day when lie returned, decorated
and full of enthusiasm ito tak up
his life where lie had left it)i
First Public Office N^L^
"It was natural that a part tr.
ship followed, and almoIast as-
natural that I should desire to
resign as couInty prosecuting atto'-
ney. that he might get his first
chance at public service.
"The governor was. willing, and
so it was that he became a public
servant for th'e L Ifirst time i a
long chain of offices which vIV
carried him to the peak of popu-
larity in the state' senate, atind
the pOsition of leading candid4e
in the coming race for tbe guber-
natorial nomination.
"I take no credit for hipripe
in popularity, for he was Tdestined
to go iar in the service of his
fellow men. I choose, riathert to
believe that the same unselfish
and sportsmanlike instincts which
piomnpted the boy huniter to step
aside with the invitation-'theh
they are professor, get 'em.'-ha e
won him the position of high ..e-
gard which he enjoys through it
Florida today. Those same i.
stincts will guide him as he :(a-
ministers the affairs of olfiee
when lie becomes Governor of this
great state."


NEVER KNEW HM TO

TRY TO TAKEUNFAIR


ADVANTAGE AT BAR
Judge C. A. Boswell, dean eme-
ritus of the Polk County Bar, old-
est practicing lawyer and senior
member of the oldest, law firm
in the county, offers some inter-
esting observations, in regard to
the early official life of Spessard
L. Holland.
\ Already,a veteran in the courts,
when young Holland accepted his
appointment as county prosecutor,
Judge Boswell remembers that
any impressions that the young
prosecutor would be an easy mark'
were soon dispelled by that young
man's efforts. ,
"He was a fair and square pros-
:-cutor, but a fighter, says Judge
Boswell, "and it was a't' i plea-
sure to get 'a good st'; ,g case
against him, for :he didn't know
what it was to be licked.',
"In all the years that I
sat.E across lie- co Absel able
floni hini, 1 never knew him /
to take unfair adau ltagl of,
an. opponent by nny -,lighttelt
dishonest .trickk or subterfuge.
He established an envinbl'- re-
cord as a piosecutoi."
"As a judge of the court in
which he had served as prose-
cutor, he was fully qualified, in
fact more so than any, pne We
had had up to that time i cannot
remember ever having heard q
complaint of him at a trial judge.
and his knowledge of law and trial
procedure was phenomLnnal. He
was by far the best versed jurist
we ever had and I include myself
in that category, for I served un-
der the same bench. for eight
years." ,
Judge Boswell expressed the be-
lief that as a state senator, Hol-
land's record for aclhie\'eiEnut
would compare favorably with that
of any other senator for all time,
aud expressed the sincIre h0Pe
that ils quest foi the governorship
would meet with full success.

Holland Kiwanian

Once District Head

Spessard L. Holland's career as
a Kiwanian has been verified to
local Kiwanis_ club members by'
C. Ed Clough. Chicago Kiwanis
International official. I
Holland became a member of
thle Bartow club on March 15,
19 22. '
He was president of the club in
1924, lieutenant governor i n 1925,
chairman of the district committee
on public affairs ini,1926 and chair-
man 6of the district comninlittee on,
laws and regulations iu 193u 'and,
1932. '
The local Kiwanis club recent-
ly passed unanimously a resolu-
tion endorsing Holland for Gover-
nor of Florida and reconuheudine
his candidacy to other Florida
Kiwanians and to the entire citi-
zenry of the state. '

Van Fleet Writes

Praising Holland


Name 'Spessard'

Was Mother's

Before Marriage

THAT odd name "Spessard,"
the given name 1of. Spes-
sard L. Holland, is the name
of Senator Holland's mother,
now dead, who was Fanny
Virginia Spessard before she
was married to Benjamin
Franklin Holland,; the candi-
date's father.
Senator Holland's mother
came to Polk county from Vir-
ginia in 1889 to teach in Sum-
merlin Institute, now Bartow
High school. Her father and
her future husband's father
both fought oq the side of the
Confederacy, his father taking,
part in the defense of Atlanta
so' aptly described inMargaret
,Mitchell's book, "Gone With
the .Wind," .and 'her father
fighting with f the Virginia
army.
Benjamin Franklin Holland
came to Bartow from Whites-
burg, Ga., in 1881, The Ho- ..
Islands established themselves
as permanent and substantial,
residents of the county, Spes-
sard first seeing the light of
day here on July 10., 1892, aghd
an old, seedling orange grove
planted by the elder Hplland
in 1882, is still owned by the
family. ':

Says Florida Will

Do Herself Honor

The generally high esteem in
which Spesard Holland is held
by hijs neighbors and fellow towns-
men is reflticted in the' following
statement 'olunteered by E> C.
Stuart, proliinent pioneer devel-
oper and financier of Bartow:
"I have known Spessard Holland
-3in(e before he was born-that is,
I knew his father and his mother
before they were married. They
were both of the highest type of
Christian peop].:-. Brought .p by
such parents. Spe-sard could not
be otherwise himself. I'
"His environment, his associa-
tions aud training have ail tended
to develop such.a man as will al-
ways stand for the right and for
righteou-iness under any and all
circumstances. Public office,. es-,
pecially that of govern or of, the
state,, is a spre trial, and testing
place, but Spessard Hotlarid has
the background and the ability
and the innate principles and de-
termination to stand the test.
"Florida will honor heir'Ilf by
honoring Mr. Holland In selecting
him for her governor."
He is thoroughly familiar with
the need for some drastic changes
in our taxation policy to meet the
demands of a growing state and
conditions which brought, about
the Mlurphy low dollar tax law
to restore millions of acres of de-
linquent lands to the tax books.-
Central Florida (Orlando) Times.


SALESMANSHIPHP NOT


STRANGER IN FAMILY


OF S[SSARD HOLLAND
,f 4.ship is a .matter-r
o blan, p&s ard L. HolIland
ao a c li'ni that score. accord-
in- to an examination of the his-
tory of his ancestors.
1o His -grandfather, eHon. Lindsey
'Holland, was a member of the
Georgia, legislature about the time
of the War Between the States.
His purpose in holding public, of-
fice was to found the Georgia
State university So that o young
men could be given technical and
engineering training to0 assist the
South in its struggle. As soon as.
the university was founded 4he
retted4Y from public life. .
Hon. Nathan Eakin Spessard,
brother of Fanny Virginia* Spes-
sard Holland, mother of Spessard
Holland, was a member of the
Virginia legislature.
Aneest(rs on both 's.Wes of the
family took prominent pdrt''in
vbvernmental affairs even in col-
onial days and .during the struggle
for independence from Britain and
the days g formation of the new
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Qualities Of, Lep dttAilp

hi. iEarty Ylh~ood, Play

"I t% lft 'have. ,been ,hetro a nature
xvl *w -borw.' Savs '( 11is, ..teBiieTlbco' Ifr lb
,* lo, dean *of,,women iof Sum-.... : n m r!
,m~er,jlta histi~buae, "'.lWit'.as .+.a important
'litfce.,,ial,-lt ct as Seemed 4o of this se
', th& a t Srw4qsa rd ,*,o~nd stM.ll .wc
Lould climb" -ur chin:.,b,. IT$' s C4tnd.igo
.t(reth*rislh 'or, .ctuldva.-ik -tlhe land nan
pii-.t ,feInce lahither aiaa ,gen- braCdit
'prHd11v (Wete *afl,,Tlhe ;mg9t of *Betlwad Io
th- 'kids tn *our block" t .i41.6 6tai
q, 'Ms + t4bate, ineaogm .gr.Bm n t" v.,- t
6t WW U )' hks 'herself +m'di. An
*OB~iable -cfpeles, ,ecthoes fhe, regaTrd int / Ia,m gh
v.bl-'icH Sr.,L. -F-.r L Hollan,.I .s d elo .p ,!
.1' Id hby .hts ,trinM.s a d ueila -h -. ...ere-.
"borS. < houw'!. i
SnfwPialWy, heoni a9kefa ir -who coL
their outstanding redodtedtibnft, floor Ila,
regaTrineg thE4r -early assobia- Q ,t-ee n
t1i0n 11Vi~th ,Polk c o'tty'S ;po'pU- :.+ .n'mv
+lair rsolon, his quolitips 'o ,lead- of Flm Ida
ership are the Birut .eWmiMWd.. .at the t
'"Onr seeona ihloUgltL | lbw- meht a ':
Severr.;:" counrinued Iisifs tUyle, '"ft conl-sioiuis
Agn-RAstsn,,ge, .that SrpeseMrd's but, radt
later,- 'lie .. should conihinue natural t
al6ng- the Sa'me -ven,..frt l.M "fIng 'and
ever the .nutaities--&of 4-adership won -the.
t0&e' born, atd .bred oto -a eenijoys +'a
'bo5, Speasar.d H--lt4nd Onjoys ens."


+tb'-40XtSg Y oe thefl 'Crristmas trade.' The elder HIol-
*I iawd was aioneer 4i he -phi'aoet.of et ra"ges x assisted in Iehe d..ewelpm-t -Of the
inutywil a md ot ort be'efrg

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Spessard Holland Was Typical American Boy


Wte Parents


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E~c~ f~olland ~aorre~rOr~ Gr~.: ~ ;


THE POLK COUNTY RECORD. BARTOW. FLORIDA


RTDAY MTAR. 1 .110.


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Most anyone in Barto w old enougb to kuow savs that SppssaTd
Holland -was. "all boy." He ,got into the u.nal :oyislh escapade
and, according to those who attended school with him tn his pre *teen
age days, did iot escape the inevitable, puinshmnifnt that conies to all
prankish youngsters-a trip to the principal's .room.


Young Spessard played end on the Summey-lin Institute .0Bavtow
High) fooOball .team, was the baa do the 100-yard dash in something less than 11.1 seconds flat.
Later .at Emory university and. at the.,Un'iversity of Florida bhe
was a star at baseball, track and basketball, winning >two letters at
each school. Bartow folk who watched his record say that he once
held Auburn to a no-hit game and trimmed Tennesiee- by a count o"
2 to I in which the Vo!t'riteers got but a pair ol safe hits.
While he taught school in Georgia, Spessard owned -a motorcycle
from which he took any tumbles, out- 01 tilem throwing hiTI some
60 feet and taking most of the hide noem his hack.


Au opportunity lo grab a fistful
:of. dIoice ltead'hires .. ... the


Made Fut-un
ft '* 'j .-~'..,-. ^


Stflrf"''46llanu, ha 'dort 9s
much if not more than any living
man for education ain Florida and
I'm !proud of him."
hIs is 'he sample and- sincere
statement 'of' Mrs. C. ,L. Sen ,baugh of Wtnter' Haven, a public
, school. teacher now in her 42nd
y ear of 4ser-vice ,
M.Tiny though she is, she has a
* lhoartas ;big as all ' 'of enthusiastic admiration for the
",main she :has known and taught
ifrim ,'childhood.
M ,re tund her sti1 at her desk,
at-the close -of another busy day.
l!as ,the! 41lainting rays of an after-
'nooh<. su~i ,..:Wbve patterns in .the
dust raised iby dozens of, pairs.,of
tiny ,.feet. that had,-only, recently
rttshed ceat to play ,-after a day
Sin. Ahe olass em / ,;. :
".Mies Effie.", as .9he is affection-
atelny ,known ,now fix 'her -6,th year,

sw'nfsa- -full ,teor feet, ;eight in-
ches.-.in a, a% il nited ;strie't h.,:- :er
xY ,pounds -ha ,o d .amass +.of..A'-
nim'i, energy. .-Thep, 's.. a,.*.indt
looik n"'hqr ierry *eyes hat leuds
pl-oaf to her; assyrian *that "one
teaches cAlAl~fr .than for the monthly
c h e e k ,
.*....- Reoognized *wlsrifttes i
.She. taught in the Bailtow sghools
wfhen S'pessard 1iolland was 'a
Ssmtdfl 'boy.
."I'm sorry to say;" ,said -Mrs.
,Sensabaugh, "he Was neveT atfu-
*ally 'i? any of my school classes,
havdwg moved two grades higher
fbefor, e I, began to tearh. YFoT
many years he\ was a -Sunday.
-school student in my class Of'
boys. It was .there 'that, I tirst-
'recognized the -outstandingg quli-'
ttie's "tha+t havee *brotrght *hhn to-
iproiuinelice today.".
Set.tling ,herself comfortably 'in1
(one of the tiny school seats,
'buit '"t'o Ac'od.mnodate the fir-t-
'arade'* ptpfis who. (onstititfte 'her
tdurcy charge, ',"Mss E-ff.ieP opened
tthe, floodgates 'of a *rnmiry Tffe
'mwith interesting .experietlces3. A IV'th
fi merry chuckle she assured .us
thatt young H'olland was even. an
Phl-ose tday.,s ,it averse to. driving
ia fhrewd pdlrlidaol tral'e..16,r, "sai1:


chance of a iife't-ime to arve 'his
name in sports history these
wI ere paI ssed up by "Polk' county's
clho'ice for governor, Spessard 'L.
Hodll.and.
It sounds like a >page',from Rob-
ert Ripley's Believe-ItiOr-Not an-
nual, but 'back in 191q, when he
was star .hurler for the University
of Florida. Spessaid Holland did
mound duty the day the 'Gators
met Connie Mack's Philadelphia
Athletics. Frafk Wright, of 'the
University of Florida, says that
,even With the- immortal "lHome
Run" Baker in the lineup, -Holla'nd
famied, five of the big leaguers
in a row.
And it earned him more thain a
mere ,day of fame. Mack came
across with an offer most college
baseball stars would have bitten
off a spike for-a chance to crash
tito +big league ball. But Holland
turned it down.
Because of an Injury sustained
in football, Holland was -forced to
tlevelep a ,pemtliar, peraanal -under-,
hand--deU'very. With that unusual
.thowing for'm he made many a
batter &tand goggle-eyed while the.
ball whiffed over the plate.
I Tt was in 9'1,6 also that 'the
Gators, with Holland on the
mound, ,trounced Tennessee, -2-1,,
aPifl that 'was. the year Tenlessfee,
wonh the :southern ibasebdIil title.
IAnd it was the miight afterr *the gaxmne
vlhk HIolland and hi rigreat friend.
Odrdon ,B. "Gabby", Kpow-+es "of.
&raideriton, teamed toearta.una.ni-
iuens 1.dedision 'over Tulbre IA.i, the
Uiiergity 'cil giaaie ,adbamte. .

Maor. Satterfield



"'During Senator 'Aolaind's etv-,
ice "ls "County judge,I'T nexer tofanti
him' too busy 0r tiired to help me,
-%th '-may- pcdblEm 'tfet concernedi
the *more. VifiortIMM*ft pecajte,')
writes Maj6'!J. M.. -Savterfiedi. XT-,
mier head :6f. the CSaJttion sA,- Y
`--+Pdfte outtt,. from W-ington-i
Ssaem. N. '0., ,Whenhn be lea.n-d of!
'T6llanam's ;candiflda'.y foe governor..
-"tqfi sa.nb gptfliqt wottiauBed,
'after, 'e becamee state seliitdr,$
continued Idga"T Sarttoleld. "Thei
,t~fc tor idfa Wil *be l 't ,ryo
ljunate *6 ,j eOaeq tte sf.'rvices o'f,
a mUn .1like ,hsttBr. 'Hdllatd as,
gepveriuol. i(C it _w.efe possible for,
mie to vote foFlitI,,3 ould coD-;
%l6e' ft a- hd9&t'.o db so."
1dHUat d '1tn Mt aixl.d mfselfI
t.b 'the principles df honor which ,
"hve ,a'Twaysvaui ld Itbi, nor will,
to lharidctaf :hItuself -lith Ipromisesj
hich raightI rect ,), ti the det.pi-
Tret ,ofrf Vbe'-hSate -raftbr ele,bion.(
.We honor him *for his stand -in;
* iee fthhins.--Polk Counte' Oemio-
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Tribute to ,Mr. and Mrs. Ben-
jamin Franklin Holland, both of
whdm passed away in-- the last
decade, was paid in the 1924 an-
nudll of Sum'merlin Institute, The
Summerlin Echo, which was d-edi-
cated 'to the couple.
Under a full-page picture of the
3oupl is this iffscription:
"With much respect and es-
teem, and In grateful apprecia-
tion of 'their constant interest
in all that pertains to the up-
lifting and betterment 4f
Surmmerlin, we, the/ class of
Nineteen Twenty-four, dedicate
this, seventh volume ,of the
;Summerlin Echo." ,
On the Opposite page .is the -fol-
lowing short, history iof Mr. andt
Mrs. .Holland: ,
"Mr. and Mrs. Holland are old!
and well-known patrons of tjie,
school. Ar. H611and is a pioneer
of Bartow. He has always been
interested in the. school, and for
twenty"years was trustee on the
local board. He was :chairman off
the board of 'trustees during some
of the most brilliant years of its
history. Mrs. Holland came here
in 1889 to teach in the school.
She was .Dr. Yocum's first assist-
ant during the school ,term of
-1889-1890. The.next year she mar-
ried, 'and has -never taught for,
any length of' time since, although'
Ishe has.substituted quite -often." i
Records of the early pioneering'
af "Benamin Franklin Holland,,
Spessars .father, in the Otrus
industry Of .--Florida alre mary and:
his success in developing the in-
dustry is shown in the fact that|
Polk county 'ships almost one-i
third of the citrus crop of the.
State of Florida. i
The elder Hol9and '.was one of:
the first to establish markets in;
fhe north. An International Ocean,
'Telegraph company telegram dat-'.
ed Chicago, Nov. 18, 19887 says:
"We have ane Thanksgi}ng or-
WIateI3 -itt 1Ma91l DChoiee, bright.
meliums sized stock selling three-
fift_ R. "ate from IeeIlirg ti
*awbut '91 lenets +.carl1ts. -S"bip:
choice stock., ,
+ tm.-ieorg 'e-Co." i
An, ol0 notebook carried byi
Beriiamin Franklin Rolland indi-
'caWs tthat he was.- attracted to
Florida by the. taft that hthe sbt te,
'won '83 prermiums at an "xpostrioni
4fhe location of Wliich is -not -known.s'
,The same notebook shows thai he,
o16l :ht ,oabs I in eoglia in the.
'fall of t 188-and left for ,Florida.
'With '$.717,0) wdidh, according +to!
"tlm. 'notation, was in:two mpacts,
.one'dr-o, andan anoufier ofyl.^,
Vl^pUs .1.," "Mellh OsSffi-b' waste
his pocket money.


she, "'it was impossible to get him
to a class committee meeting
without mr first having to pledge
a batch of his'choice crisp crunchy
fudge."
Stories tumbled 'one upon an-
o'fhef r as -she drew a -picture ,Of:the
Lypical boy, Whlose alility to work
''mnd play -'whopleleaTtediy won lhe,
respect *of .his eldts *'Jas .VeHl -s
his. friends. Foi'gtLiIIg ;the inter-
vening ,years, her face clOudel
with the "sorrow'- t -ht ,was -4"es
.when ,that -boy,. -_riqken with
tYplihid at, fhe agee o ten. 61jtmrg
to8-a ,ilenderv thread, of life, only
ito emerge, weak and robbed -of
[the ,zest for life ihat had 'been
.his.
Recalls 3EaPly careerr.
S",AnYBe who _Inew hi' t'heu,
,or knew his family, know tlat -he
lmplry h,- uRln~t ,e '1ayithing 4but
clean. honest and upright, for Uis
bac.ktrclrnid and Tea-,hig ',ould
perrqit 'of notlifrg lve." 'satts the
little. lad~y w;ho played, suchb ..-n
imnpertant pant in Spessard l161-
la-nd't" edueatdiod. ',
'Her ,etes '11gnt -ith ',prte as
she ;ireoal's .instances when, dtiirlng
hs d(ays as 4Z',YOtg ,prodetWr
ana 'later'r as a .judge .4on fthe
bench. "dcapite .pressorre, of ''the


heaviest nature, he made ahis de-
cisions ac. ording to. the, dicetates
of his conscience 'and then. -stuck
to themthrough thick and thin."
,I vwas :pr his country'ss c 'all to +arms." said
Mrs. SensiBaugh.- 'r"it:was, I rhink,
w hat any one of the.1.SIO cbildr.En
I've taugfti, w old tharve..tone, and
[,,was thankful when he returned.
There were some of ,''my 'boys"' %wbo
d'idn't- come back, ou icaw.."
; -Championed Education ,
"I believe, though,,, that, hjS
greatest, triumph wvlai ahieved '.in.
the -setnte e*hen ,?e -chaqunioned-
the cause of Florida eflicerimn.,
and 4he welfare of the Aeach-er, s.
"I've known the day *hen. an*
elementary school teacherr received
no mome han -42%960 "for .a month's
work, and sonieffnes sohbbl lasted
only ,fotur or five wonhhs. ,; Why.
$40 Was a good salary in those
days. but "you 'aO't live 'on, and
atthe saaae time 13wVe miuch,1.rom
a salay df rlhdt 'ste,. Un'er tet
66d Iaw ;a teacher liad tto declare
,h l eligi'ble .ffor pehdion 't "was <6e-.
grading to :t.he self-relspect.,. %)t
da&g, tthonks AntO 'Spessard Holl0 d,
and ,his, ollo'dWers..,,.Ve .vl,10 we,
approaching tibe 1oul ,.^4 our Wre-
fess i onal areqers, 'can iook foTr-
,ward to a brighter tuBre. ,
I believe that,- I-yOice thle seati-
Bment of. the thousands of teachers,
in eVery .part of this great state
who 0go-'to make up the personnel
of 6ur public school sys4temr when
I say that we grAtr-fufly ac'khowl-
edge "the? deht We owe "to Spessard
HIolland for ,his untiring efforts to-
wardss ur' betterment and the 'fin.
.provoIent .of our schools. : He;
"hgrs played on tn(p'tanit ipait in
kbringing to ,sl'he a41ngs JW ,tobkA i.
we have labored and hoped +,sQ
long-a sdfigfadtory 'e-clier r
,-a-ome~it i.ptan."-T.-M: H. t .... .


LevyI County Fcl
To Organic, e Caub,

.'James Turner. jr.. mag'or of
'hniefle&Kf t.9lderrt. of 'ie, ,g
Democrats '-lu'b of 'Le\ oountv
and son of torinm .State : Senfftar'
J. W. Turner of Cedar -Ke'N 0
president of the Lev %*,oeuntv Wom-
land for Governor Club, t.h rifr t
formed in *-ihe Biate. The 614
was, -organized ,! a s9t Decembqr
shortly after Holland announced
for governor .. ,
State Senator Heenry R. Coulter
of Levy county. -is. ,yie presidE.qt
1f. 'thits ,e-0". end &o1 1 3B. Ch i.
maypr of.. ,Bronson, and publisher
16t'te lievy Ooudty, -nl"4a4, -lS
sepe'ta-ry, aill treasurer. ,. '


,opposed afl leg-islat.ion lhe elieved
t-o "be unconstitirtiona'l and 'tendirrg
to -inc.rea!Fe the cost of living to
qleir iconJumier.
Sena'tor Holla'nd "bri'eves rhat
taxation ik Florida's principal
problem an'd that more uniform
,assessmentsanq'uore ,uaniferm Col-
Atoeion %of ,pro-pelty., taxes ,can .,_e
., 1ee 6e9d teadfing to ;aobbul ,reduc-
tdon of taxes 't0 all of .thboae ho
I ave faitlhfully' paid' fhe'ir axes
heretot6re.


Showed p

Of Holland
i; .-< ,; < ++, , <.,* ^ *
al .heritage that ,can- c
I,,niled + Mtth 4a ito i'r"-r
i'r uho h ilayed lsudh an
.t part in the l)uidling
ection df Flopida, it is
o>der 'that flhr .in f

me still higher on the
Vf Those Who ttn've *
o ivke ,.lovidaq. wtIW
U.f.
wheb We played, pirate,
ak-r! fo'r *-zrauillt] that
I-Was to be the head
a W~ritl'~ ic ih
ad'-to .,say 'he did no,
in ''laver :y-ar. .and in
lin 3:ffi vou .pbnno-hoN
t was a'Lwnys: uld d-4.11e 6 'he best
in a'nd h afee thbe 'Tnost
rat2erni' at ]iand.
v opdnion, rhe people
a will: do well -to place.
head ,At hoir-..gbvern-
man. iWho, hrofth atob
s. effort Oif his wo, ,
her by thP WUe .f
talents :tor clear-thlnk-
*goodl .chftadrtftr,'+ b( <
high. regard that he.
among 'his 'fellow ,dfti-


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HW.^e | oho^-i. time.
and inan' discovery 'that he was
endowed with a capacity. to rea-
son. virta Hin h e ttifzete d &'"tend-
ing to one's own business" haA3
heconme increasingly ov,idient. What
lhere- Bre exceptions to an rhles,
however', is indisputably evidenced
-For .marn. g '_regmlos aWrpl 'Pbht
hle is. has neweifKam.', 6 -Aifialnd
cmlmkeh, -' **a.l,0;mB='Wl'p, !s' s,,=
)a warld.rof p3PftMObitjt im Par'tafi-e
!iin e'veiry apYOk.?n'IaTr'lgtiagb dtbTOjgli,
\otkt 4 ie- .Vorld., : ,. !, :.
Man has ever' been a '.builder.
and mnan 'ana Va'pieel w-Cre (t'e --Ma-
terials' in which he has wrought,

but. it lias 'b en "sarid llh ""h6
who 'Mltds Orn hbin.n ktay beIldl
an e.-verlasting. monument.4l ,
SpeSandt. Hatand --V4 dit6rny,;
,'PInt~Orl. anld respected friend to
eo.lnrleps "lnien, -has "fver 'been
"lto6 t nif-qY-" OD IlerMIl-a t'W.rIft6pi I ic
oar, ,,:ud a ,help'ig',tiftlna, 'tWhei ;la
fellcm, c-aled,-Ifor 1i<_lp, '*-wfan' 4.116
OTcEy' "TVw o Ilave' ,so lt"IL.'lis.i tWd;
and the- 'firh''t i yef '_tf f ovnd
Jwlio ,wa? douied. Mn, at `"6'NI %1-
4found w.ok "im and 'arotlund thie
IUnivei'sity. sufficient to ut .Mhii
;finalnc.lal tleeds for" "an edlt-atlon'.
Through Spessard tollai-d. fbT 'an
interestt ln boys amounts to alihf6't
a hobby wkth him.
Helped .ui-l d ,co'u tamip
Little do t-he youngsters realize:
who, -romp each funitner through
happy ,datt-s- at- Fitming. Amnow
Cam~p, loeated- m'earn, tAuburtia-le,
permaewt- Boy uyeout camp. ,that
it wtas the quiet. .t iottt .leader-
ship of sttys" mal l oill,'., T'hat
made t-his '-playgrbund plissIIbe.'
As -.chai'man -of thb'e : @thitV-WFMde
appear-camnpaign, he nd 'iis Cwtt-
inittee of p-rornine'ut h'Atnss".'met
of Hie several coinrorTlnes" WVA
(,luded in the Flhanam'g '"ArrbN
Council, gathered 'the futuas t6 '
put 'the camp ou a permanent
basis. These men. served wlehoirt
remuneration: finffing'-their ward
in, the happiness they made pos-
,sible,- for the "kids." The Wgrati-
tude of Boy. Soout ,ofir5iJals .is re-
flected Hi a letter ,boai Scout
Ezeeatne .or tkhdi, area, beon
IWe ton. Jr;. Efddresaet l o..-Spessard
H o tla -nl i1 L t 3 ,7 .t r Ss : *
"All of us irl~eestod in 4the '
Planting Ari'mw ',0o.ibt l are in
a mood of great liaqpinuess, aud
a spirit -for rejoicng ZVe' r*fhe
ou'Pstainding success oT oUr re-
cent finance appev. ,'
"I wis-h in a Itrtiple Way
_pt. express to you" rsortfsly
,and for the Council, most sin-
cere apprectartioan for. the out-
standing., leadership .qtr r'en-
dered ia.bringing ablu.ft thIs
success. -All of us reegni.ze
that your personal Influence .
was one oef the -argest con-
-tribut ing factors to our "suc-
cess amd preserw happiness.
"*1 wish you to be 4iinded
of Gbe thank-'lnetm of -all of
us interested in Seauting
through ft.e Flapnrng Arrow
Concgil ,for- fts -vreat jb
you ha-e done for-oar youth."
Noispilklisallumn W- elk,
Ever a friend to the '"fflicted,
Spessard:4 H07laifa %%% frd~ad
Spartan derARe 41h IheearlQ gIhWspit-
aUziion far oeoufiueds~j" '*!a
needy. When te gfoptg1 dfie
of -the dread. "Withe Plagveft"ri-
berculosts,' toecbed' -a. *eVOfItrl
friend andl fellw,oX:#tL",
iU Was Polk eoutfty'9'-"Ae *woib
ala&ha .red tape .nAo sur'te l-
medJaUe Joealiat t n .tS Mlhe&arItif
mountainn' ur .of .he noith,i ndl
restored 40 asefua wrvie .; fire
blt t woul qhawds. othaMftehn .
-est.. Ar aaw bouo mmr Aii M'.or f
tai,,*P~fk *C.wat^ ,a)9Etoat .0al

an aettie bat~te ff" 9MBflienfell
.rad tGisebetboho~t 1t"iGt6.
"l'cet$, Ai'myl !$telli'.y^"'',
Seme.*tbere' WeiAlihaiiW^Se 'W
be' coffee fM1i tm^Wtt^ "WIb.
which -tire ."Sal'' the *ailniirafltrt ffiti i .'wjt.


LBS "ks ,war dXetelR)^^S^ lflt "'
"Holland. has Bev, (Ntfll-.r tl
"Army" ina ny,. apef "f''ielp .'.
fipite Jib areietA... fv!'Sit,


ABATBane ,oamrsuU.fH^.'
i*a "nuala _i in.j mii iiiilli !,i i

, .rtaie .ITM& Bina, gNr\ BiM,


ntan-IoT It te e .uaOtt~wftmte .
Mma] aiv%, Ido BB l ie-

W igglpAm. U n tihal l :.,,' ..
sjid oilters,.l' Bay ttrs..'2adnQlon,


samd 00oeM W .0 4M A. h
VWlea *wnh. *eve!B Ups9 let, Wna
Ina~el .-w~k.,ei4-eA Uft bt

-Jar those whaoMw uimertua* 4e f
,ofmaoeir -time mi-drfluteuneif-4tcAiQ

Ise-lf. qv musk. ,imf',itM.t W aw
,r l." ., ,', .. -i** ii. *; x .'
:tit .>*'{9 Ml> mnte l *p8-
sard Ho~AmA*4 -ha *(teed him-
Relf .46 iW "auiW:. A 40ow,. <& %go
teno~wmte a* "wed- "y khd&

clan of wa. ,tarans, .7ung
Uk-s to- be. -iito 4ad @old
eoug i to'-nw-. bt. w-ob a.r
things ptn't *w~'Br

v b~ f >W GP4~a t 1'
IftigjbtrS mpohe."-St. Petevasbuft
-Independ b .- .
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ofHolland% life. 4oldwaithe's ar-
ttole *vwrs e mother .coalnin.
,,Holland entered the service
tO"Oh4a ,evfoer's training ,oamp.,
AHe was commissioned a second
lieutenant in the coast artillery
bWit U=Wferrer 'to *the air gsev-'
ic"atter'Treatflitrg-.yranee., He took
pdrot in 'Tr1he vprinftpa'l -efta~gelneveits:'
on"f'h. Wefeflf Ftront,- and :cane'
out el k; h, A..4wL r wa icfn .WYO a
*%frei Of' life",'Di sttkoiAhed-iS rv.
fee Cross.
After the waor C&Vttn Hiolsland ;
toured tle danitr 4n, -the, interest
of the cVictory 'Loan, 'later going
to tt, 'Monroe ;where .,lhe was *ta-
ttorlad irtfil he, resigned .ms army
comn~elmi! .. ,,., ,,
Marries Native Floridian
VIolltfnd was marred to Miss
Ikty Agnes Groover, Lakeland,'
also a 11fietWfelb~dlaii and a mem-
beroff a pioneerr liortla family, in
Foh1ruary, 1919. 'They have four
clftldren'. "'Tle '61dest, 'Spessard L.
Holland,' r:, Is attending Emory
Irisety. The others,. Mary.,
GAo;r, Vi, Billy .Ben, 13. and.
Ivah'hoe, 8;. ae In the Bartow'
eoihools.'
'Rollarld 'al rl rt 'been -back in
his', hoine 'town ldmg 'before 'he'
was "a-lpoirited prosecuting attor-
ney`.o0 +Pol&e county, succeeding:
his: .artser, 'R. B. H uffaker, 'Who
had restedd the positionn 'on con-,
dtWn 'ftht the young attorney
.boeapvl$at. U6Uand was-elected
"coty',.jud@. *6the following year'
anr. served 4in, that capacity for'
eght yemrs, during which time
he,''esttblahed ',a reputation for
ttnmerftn.ustdce w~h mercy. This
pdttton.also gaiv ,hbkn an tuity.ft, tsfaintsize dhlmselt withj
tf ,tA sW O f he ,st ale .,and ,their
reWlWA&,'to 6 e,,orgnasy *citizen.
,oanill ,lnlarihed the 'offfioe
o0toMty Indpi4 -la28 to devote
his entire time to "fee praclee *et
law, forming *e.limpm. of Holland
& BvlB (W 1 eF.t lis, 'formerly lof
Matan;te'), ftter tak-tg in 'the late
lbbe Pt 11., H-ghes, Jr., 'to .torm the
fftn of .follanD, BDes .&, Hughes.
.' *' k^fve 01*11k h f-
"New school tlarft were structed In Bavtow While 0lland'
was qbatrman *of ,thee board of
sdhool-traostees' H.,e'a-lso "has been
a "tristee V f 'Sohern,''College at
L'akeland for three yeails and a
member of the executive -council
of ibe ,-Univenasity -of Florida Alum-
ni Assoolation ad A .past presi-
'dent of bhe ortgamisation. Others
agotiVitles:, include ,,a,,' ,irectors.hip
ill tbe'X4a* a Stare Chamber -of
Cormyerce, iembersRhip in ^the"
Sote Tuberou)oe aind fHealth As-
soclation,-, active, membership 4in
the KijWtnts to6, ofa which ,he, s
T etst lieuena-n '.governor, Uiefem-I
bepdhip 6n ,tae Masonic lodge and,
Me Metihodits ctuTCh.
1Hllsmd dd "a-ot seek tpubllc fite tagatn tudtil 19&2 when he was"
electtd stutre .Tena.wor. 'He now Is t
co poetlM g Ifs eighthh yea"r of ser-V '
icm In-.thhis @poWflon.
.49i0atuo.rti Werae aTways beeWn 0dte
of-HoIfefl'-'.dh'ie 'Einterests. htewe '
atere ianT &vifences od this faft'
in lth 'vteahly progress -of the pti'b-'
1ft! sttlrwol- system 'Iue 'to his ac-,
.tlvities as z d[ttzen. trtstee, couun-
sellor 8%flA-, sta't!smamn.
*.... Acu~l 9 peO're ce ,
,Vd'Eacatfeon WralrT Was .my first'"
I6t;,- '&na-aor HoITani 'said Te-1
cenfly. "I bagan 'my career as a,
sah ool teacherr alia I owe a great"
dba'l tO that e.'xperie"ce. 1. know,,
t.,j.oble'ms;.,aifficulties ,and han-,
4i,' .of the Souhern .school
t4u"hw, eapecalJy !a .F.lo-nida, be-t
e ,.a'-havehad aotual, ex.peience,
Vsl, g. ,these ,same 91,ebltelni, -Per (
sttet tfeaon *I 4Ste deletedd .much t
0@toy fffr mi~d eff0rt owarld tmv-
ing t0 .oftlrprO, 'tire .'Flerida setoeol'
.WSm'~m. 'sv tetf .woliteg'tr .oond- *
t~lln dad. lta~iraard8 .oi Floeida'
taa-C1fers. *., '



'equal opportunity to obtain af *
lucation'iW) ''t .t'h. "y'it make

aifl6"Ito ht61p fQJole '0he v~tal prdb-'
Jftfs ,.,i" *, Vsevw ,eorTronrti'ig oQe",
Pif .+ .... pMo'~ 'cto -~ .:
,qfirifts'd's '.ca~re.r th. rqe ~lor'ida
s'ate'""has proved J^B great In-.;
teret~t T 'eluea'tlodn. Fli 'bas been
a .ine'nrbel'' f "the education eom-
nft~ee In' -eac'h seas'iau ,hI. which
]0'"Aa'seiv'eal..-'The S as ".-h"lbi"-I0!r, ida'- scihOOI law .ha~s
iedi. ,cowmlnwlly jitesigna~ted. hailed
fttho'ug,, liot the eouiitA'y a~s .fle .ont-


stwiltdng enimriletion ,te Amiternican
iduc~meybion Ima9q3. Nofs dii-s 'nmaltr-
tAR4ing wi1ii *taw *londs. wOit
lfggi"lal)reil ibe -Sateii iT'fepmrfm-M
of *Edivest'mi >?ipf!Loi~a!EiW /aitf wh-aol
leaders. He introduced aurl spant,
8se itt <14ili ol : :t l st(:fW1Ol it
trrtUnieh lo .ftH,.flN .%I' a 'e t 'I Ife
TOT ftlglRili're. '
-,' V1ea&Tti!9s' *f'tdR 'Ptnenit wvt-at!*ic-'ii
tfeffqliyte tWru^h bfl of ultloh
Ho~lftfliti&BW'sp'm''bramnl int-iro-
d hu'dtti -a thtl l o r .''hi -'h *h e p a ct ,lv %ly
fought: Tie ttAla'as Toa ollO'e nile,'
quafje ,tp,iW ,'i~fnir al'tg hlif :huv,'
dtea~lmr nyiww-**pdry -fbr t,%acher-s.
i.,-*Schbos'k-Op the'"faP wore givren

ailt~o'na'l"W'T>. 'ue 'tflirouigh ,the ef-
for1t obV' Ibl.land. who ,was the
TOfattrdePr -of 'Mie hiela4ure which
#ftirs',Ie' schools one-lthlf of t.be,
leVSeni eft .'r.f.g g iachle ,tax.
le 0,f' Sltes Tax
:In.,Is..ie ar -'.Mi ,the senatee Iol-
lana has -been-i a oktadal ice tof
the 4tles *K. .,Ade,,bbrbe ,thires
passed siomiandomtk 4n the sentltr,-
toe-Pel* ftle'gnogs.AoJifea-s., tax.
He lrfe NWea VTegpC~ti re "BWr Mattus
"ia i fwm ., Hf wa iIe Im cIe' it
the Stft ob Nbt Wnadl... al'.


COUNTY IBGE


t-u I:In sllial1-S


"u'_ U'ng Spe.-isard Ifkflall. ^eai-s4

oft PA of <'oUnty. hi s IfiC'Th jotili to
"teliipel, jistie with nielty" w-s
; %il ..4.s in evid-=.nce. It LdIa b>e
iaid that rePe wer'e times wIhe-l
Ie C ,-2it aha ld lal)or witli a
generous hand, while at othl.rs,
When t;h'.- pliys"il ,conldirion oT 'the
,convic.led bore evidence of wea'k-'
*iness, tITe Jurist was ,inclined to
.recognize tile fact alit goVPI' n hli
i spsnternoe .,'ocolld g h.
' As a youngster,- Spessard Hol-
lland Imtew iVhaltit \was Do twok
land work hard. Not the least of'
111is boyhood ventures into busine-cs
Iwas t'ha.t of connTatlng Tt all
,eante about .through i le fil'ieud-
.iship bEtweorn -Umerson ,Hnrles.,
!now prroninidinti(eti.tiaii "of Bartow.,
Uand, Oie two H-ollagd boys. qpes-
Isard andi F .FaIk.
Faced 'with a -'MIMmer's' vaca-
IItion fromn -cihool, at'lla. ftn almost,
14 o110lett l: :tk Lojf ,^^,nd,ing nioniey.'
,the. IlAmniliPniq-ei. *inseire)L'al)le eoni-
,dluiinoi..- (,ast .,about, tor ivays and
init-ans to fatten tihe colipany ex-
'chequer It so happened that Dr.
E. M. 'Oglesb-y, "wellJkknomwn pioneer
'settl,.,r. 'hid ,aevergl aors of in-
usually lnha%'y.',soiub ,oak Inrid in
the ,Polk JLake sectionn. which he
was wining 'to have. cleared, a
fact thilih ti "the' -trio -s>?enitAd to
be :kind faite's ,rmeams oft producing,
the hik-re-withall for desiirable
~leas-ures.
Became Ctlearing contractors
Wilot '.t 'uitihegr .ado, they enm-
barked upon the venrilure as fall-
fledged clearing cuIrttmactours. They
pitched camp on the property.
pri-pa'T'd 'tO ,ew te the Hinue,
letting 'tli. chips fall where they
mnay. History "reveals that the
first bah" 'cy rw- as Bpent without
a ,,bre*k :in tbe idusti y. That
afternoon -began feevldence signs
of. the. weakess. -of the flegh, de-
spite, Vlhie determiniatipn of he
spirit. /, Blister-s--gireat s.reading
blistem,,,_began, to ,,applmr. .That
nigAt the -entifle .*foree was reallyy
for hospitalization. ,Iowever,, the
following mor-n-ing, boyish ingen-
uity overcame the trouble, Heavy
socks, with holes ,out out for the
thumbs, -were worn over ibhehands.
In true pioneer fashion, they
had rgtidcked their larder With the
tradtionatl- white bacon,, beans,
grits 'and- such other 1oods used
by their ancestors While wresting
this country :from the wilderness
and the -Indians. Within, a itew
daess, ft became evident that .such
harrdy rations were going to -cause
no .little trouble with the three
you!g stomachs. Before_,. t-h e y,
knew it, indigestion was ravaging.
the ,bustling 1t0ir ,cam)p.
The Corok. Is -F.ied
A consultation resulted in the
firing ,of 'the cook-Spessard Hol-
land. Frank 'was, installed in that-
importan't place, but the ,Holland'
talents were found -to rin along
other than .culinary! lines., Harless
was finally drafted Ato fill the job.:
Young Spessard, however, s.ns-l
ing an opport-unity to better not!
only his 'own .At, bilt 'ffhat of hMs
com.iparians, V@melwwdly otfired -t,.
knock off Wock. at mid-a-fternoamn
Akea keop, Vtiie coaiuai'Lar I1
with'fresh game. Whether or'not
this suited nis I o-laborers; history!
does not relajbe, but "the diet. of
white -bacon an9.r grits brought, a;
landslide of-votgs In favor 'of the.
tasty fresh game. i
The boys.-fJinhe'd the sUmmer'si
woik, Fracirk Holland -Und HlaIrle~ss
toiling at -the gruVbbing *a~es while
Spessard Wittestoo -tibe ia4ors of;
.huntin-g; a. ploeasle 4bove all Vht-1
ems -to in. .... 1. -
:4 cidetl&fy, 'the boys worked :0ll;
surmler. afi.hifig. .lfeir, 'Wfitct.
Qust :In %ftie 'Zo re-ifttt sc-hol in,
't'he Sall. wlt~h It a1agnagiAUnt fsun
of 33 1-3 ce'1 s .-rnt a-t .- r a.yA
.tor,,tbeir .(rouble ,,; .-- ,

Gby; Kowle Is

Man at Pt tent

G.B. Gbby Bote ofBa-

folted ,for fiowrnor OrD. R. W.
"Bertley ris vie presjtdenl, ,E,, <@..
Gri!ums seeetyet3' .and E, ,P. Opeen,
jr.. treasurer. .flore,,>th.a.nO, -20iter-
s on,' attended "tlie .tiir7t called ^
meeting atf tlhe;(;Iu%,. -. '+
.A man born ,'and reared.in this|
s'tae wo tglortes "ri 'fts lmst "and;"
"ba]ieeres "tnaillciIy "In its futurte;"'--
Planlt City C~ou'ier.


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VETERAN GETS

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AT RIGHT TIME
"There's a lot of _hniity given
in this old world, that's two for
the giver and one for The receiv-
,er---" 'says a grizzled Would War
veterann, "-but to )my wB% of think-
lin'k, w'h-n you "can render real
service to a buddie, not ieaus? of
who he is, but because lb.- -.Ii-lovad
.in the -same ,cause-;you did.-thIait's
,ohalifty, Mister, and It nikef- yiu,.
glad you w]re in the saine ar'my
with a guy like that."
*Tire ma ,was Spiakmi? o( a'n ,in-
c~il.?iu. one' & 4i e iian-Ny st\\.
w e'n, as' a uar veteran he "had
appealed to Spessard L. Holland.,
The true story as it unfolded,|
found .its origin ,back. in- the hiec-!
.fte- ,lay, ,Iimmediktily folowitng,
the signing of the Armistice. wlhen
with thousands of his fellow ;oM-
iers, John Doe, for such we sill
call him, came marching hoe111 to
a new country. A country stirne-
ly changed and a place whi:-re it
was just a bit hard for a douh-
boy to pick up a good joh. 9nd
a job was at the moment a pi ine
necessity With our John 'Doe.
... ilobs Elusive-
But .io1)s' are fun'.ny- thling 'anid
.(Ilurihg the -,ni-s of re-adjnw tni-nr
they never de've-l,)Ted "into (1uite-
enough for John Doe, to get ieil-
ly set, back in the old r,ri-w:ir
basis, and there was no dening
that oir olhn Doe haddrrvwji a
itiner prertv Well down the ladder.
in6his climb, to a "conebark."
.VPim.6- passed ;ad the swhlders
bonus spread like the mantle of
relief over thousands of homes
throughout the nation, a brPother.
if you pease `that -was- d--'tin-d
td!lilp many a ,enod 'man get hi\,
claws in the ground, or so it seem-
ed tq John Doe, 'for he bet his
modest share, full on the, nose of
a little home and farm.
There was no denying, the fu-
ture looked good, and then that
sinister shadow "hard luck" that
has crossed so many 'of us up,
struck with sudden swiftness.
Mortgage payments are things that
have to be, met whether a fellow
is in the money or not.
Catre"'Near Losing Home
In desperation, Johni; Doe turn-
ed 'to the government, whose uni-
form' he had, volunteered to wear
those many years past. Red tape
and tpe' passage of time, had got-
ten in their work, and -John Doe's
application was, just another
"loan." Busy appraisers opined
that maybe the tfamn would justi-
fy a small loan, a'loan which was
just half of the Amount to keep
John Doe .from losing, his shirt,
bonus,- home and- M'is status as a
property owning citizen.
There appeared to 'be only one
source of possible relief, and to
,that source Jhe_ we..mt. 'Spessard:
Holland iwae"a busy i man. wrapped
in public affairs. and burdened
with the detail of his own legal
business 'but he .had time to lend
ear to the story of a .man facing.
,stark ruin. "*I need help and I
need it bad, and I've ,got no money
with which to buy it," said John,
Doe, "but a word froml you, might
pull, me through."
Loan Goes Through
,He got more. than a word. Some
long distance telephoning, and a
visit -from his-,United Btates Con-
gressional reprqsentattve, brought
a swadan -of appraisers ,who, unlike
the first group, found much to
admire in John's little farm, and
-home. He got a loan through
government agencies that put him
squarely on his feet, a loan that
put zip 'in his. step -and renewed
courage -in his heart. ,
"Wouldn't take a cent for his
time and trouble; either," continued
the veteran. "Charity?--no, buddy,


Gives Story of Heroism..


ways Declined to Relate


t Sort:of Touch' Ha Spssard


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WarV445n1P partner


S pessard H--oiland A
EDITOR'S NOTE-Spessard L.
Holland has consistently declined BACK FR<
to talk about his activity In the BACK FR(
World War during which he was
In the United States Army Air
Corps, 24th. Flying Squadron,
made famous in many stories of
the AiMerlaan aviators -avtiw$ the
oonflibt. T-e *editr 'was' forced
tb huht up0 George 3. *0ol vaite,
,][ilflylnIte partner in, many Of his
ihtst '6'veT the lines, "to gt rthe
real Story of Holland's bravery
wnlch won him the Distinguished
SaIc4,Cross. oldthwaite is ,now
a Rleh% of _eitYork City.
By GEORGE E. .-OLDTHW'AiTE
(Pilot 24th Flying Squadron,
S. .Army)
a 41np IHolnd ,was nni"s- j
signed in the Coast Artillery 3 j
branch of the service, which would
normally have taken., him ,to 'the
front with the,.larige-guns,, How-l ..... ::.... PJ
ever, he also received special
tr'ong iO n aerial observation, ..:
photog rax-y tr"d Anney, a^^ ..,
sho ed tnaUm t a t, ty long,6se.
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ON BALL FIELD
Many and varied at-e the Vy'
tire accomplishments and cla;
*.6a0er of 'his fellow men, but
ther ai who will not rely u
a manu .' 'sporting habits as "' 1
purest reflection of his real s .
,Fidndty of Spessard H1-161
thint o"f L hini more often as' .Bp
hlatter and athlete than 20
thei stat.esnian. Hiq love of ,1
ru,'e and his liking for hard. c0ld
c>ihperirfon it the world -||1
, *tif(3.'. indulged il whenever l
opportunity arises, have been JIMfg
ly responsible for the spleu^^
,yb5lq uep and untiring erie '
withl whid he tackles the pi
Ien, "at' l 'la)dd ,-',
Spessard -Holland. his frielps
say. -is a man's man. adnih:ed."
respected by men, and whethi
it be a knotty legislative probl'i
or the serious business of win I|
a civic club diamond ball ga'f-i g
they declare one can bet his tl. |
dollar that he'll be ni there fi ,
'ine Just 'as hard at the flp^
whlirstle a's when he entered 4br
tigl"t- 1 1 i
Warks"Hard, Plays Hard i .,
He works hard, and plays hanr,
and those in the arena who have
tested his mettle are read%, 4
acknowledge when the battle##V
over 'that they have beon
aihihlt an antagonist worthy '
.ny man'i steel. But he fighat
fairly, and according to the rulre
Many are they who have oppo.q
him for" one reason or anotlm
aid v1tthout exception, they W}
coid )ilin the name of a "fa iy8
'f hier." amodest winner, a g
ious loser, a trueI gentleman
a good sportsman. .
DIG. Brden Wilson, prominet
business -Man of Barrow and a
lifelong friend of South FtokidB
Eavorlite "son, pays him this tuiE
ute: .. 'i "
'I" he's t. kind of a fellow mts
will giv" you the best stand ifi a
duck marsh, and then beat
Ijn Irmg-iug the limit for the
He is -a .crack shot, and a wizi
qan t he : woods, but you've ue'IF
kuo-wan hhn to exceed the l
iinri e(en when game was ple tr
li. He, if a great lover of ,wv
life. and'a zealous worker for i
conseary'ate n. ."
"He -Ukes his sports just as :"*
iou,,ly, as ihe does his work.'a"
his Whole heart and soul go JV"
e~vr.v undertaking. It taetopq
good .mlan to keep up with-Ohnai
and a letter one to oppose him. .
Ltvjr of Sports


IF OLD TIMES 4
approach -any of Spessard Hol-
Iid'o long time friends, in Bar-
tow, Polk county, or anywhere in
,Ihe state and you will find them
A th willing and eager to recount
.Oir memories of the Polk county
whator's boyhood. Among them is
Wr. Cecil H. Wilson, prominent
sfayslclan and lifelong resident of
Bfhrtow.
"Vhen he was asked for an In-
tjview, he took.. time out from
.. l practice to sit down and write
Ve following reminiscences of
Ki days when he and the youth-
Itil Spessard were close friends
frequent hunting companions.
I !'Among my happiest boyhood
collections are those of the as-
itociation I enjoyed with Spessard
Holland, my friend, and the man
41Bo I believe will be the people's
lehiblce for governor.
Hunted Coons Together
.0ifWhen Spessard and I were
around 15 years of age, we camped
one night at Kissengen Springs
to hunt coons. On the evening's
litint our old dog, Ring, treed a
A]en and we used, I remember, fa
splinters to make light'to
M ne in the animal's eyes. For
,*Ie reason or other, our light
a extinguished,. and during the
tic'amble to relight 'it, the auto-
Ahtlc shotgun I was carrying, was
*ldicharged. Spessard didn't know
whether I had been shot and I,
fliewise, did not know that he
&dd not received the charge. The
^Armless accident so un-nerved us
.oth, "that we were unable to hunt
B more that night. ,
'Latin and mathematics in
*ool were the bane of my exist-
*Aice, and bow Holland could ab-
sorb those subjects- was always
beyond my power of. conception.
Abwever, I used to excuse, my
f lmbness in view of the fact thatV
*blland had a cultured and very
fintellectual mother' who used' to,
dBist him with them. I remem-
ber with pleasure- attending her
Sdnday School class composed,0f
bdys, which she taught for years.
N br teaching stands out as the
greatest in my -recollection.
1 "To her it wa that we went.
With our troubles: and prb- I
h ems. Ever sympatlietic,' she
shared with nie;' a.-motherless
boy, the sane wise 'and good
counsel, which she gave her
own son. She 'was- for years
my. great -source -of !eon-
s1olation. 'of%..
,'We othf'r boysI'were always in
trouble of/somg kind: or 'anibher,.
'but Holland was mofr prone' to
enjoy anri indulge in all the sports,
arid was seldom' caught 'Aques-
I l b l se c i r c u m s t a ri c e s -: . .
.*. Found Rabbits Multiply
*'Holland always ,had a good dog
and many's the time we visited
for hours discussing the merits
of a litter of hew pups. : Spessard's
description of the killing ol. a
groundhog ,while on a ; visit to
Virginia, stands out in my.boyish:
memory as one of the greatest
Mekts of hunting I had ,ever heard
O t. ... ***>./ :'
'*We used to raise rabbits..-.;Weet-
jn him on the street one day he
told we that hislpets were becom-
ing so numerous that he couldn'-t,
.. id time to gather feed fbr them..
1e'concelved the idea of,moving
'them to' our house where they
.Ild lie fed -front my father's
lprse fted. It workedfine- until
fther moved the mare to. the
Country and then 11 too, found thati
one boy could flud time';to'
gi'theigrass and feed for, 40 rab-
-B.s,' Believing it the, human,
ftlng-.to do, we turned them loose,
14 t without figuring on .the dogs
1'kod cats in the neighborhood.
.66veral of the smarter ones sur-
> .^"Spessard, .when we ,were ioys.
'ws always' called upon> to, cut.
{Ibe forked stick, with whlt~h-to
ramove the rabbit fronm a hollow
'tiS *oP hole He .o'uld ,cut. tf.
ra[ such a way'that you could ai-':
afys get the rabbit without hurt-
', .trfsthe hide. !:'.^ l
S,' h. ^^',roo'lETnlg'.back over the thirtv-five
abars when we were boys romping
/ie streets of Bartow', I. can still:
see this unassuming boy, alert
ftfough he was to every' boyhood
praetice. yet, without .mndue ag-
gfessiveness. He then, as now,
'was a true parltamenlarian.
V"Holland's father was always"
.considered one of the best -ab-,
Sst reactors in this section of 'the,
state. 1 dare say no other iman,
.h hs ever lived who had so eerie-'
I'et~e a perspective of Polk county.
which is the reason, t believe, for
Sjessard's usually accurate knowl-.


eC1ge of every section of this g'eat
buntyy."

Frisbie President'

O ,f Bart'ow Cltib


th,.:- s_-C onl' lij -,,l I line \m.- z ihi t,-.: l i vh I \"X --
did not return promptly and in
daylight from that mission; it
seemed apparent to them that we
hadheen shot down and there Was
little .h0-he that 'he wouldd ever',
.ija :*,n:tabaih. Ther-e was core-'
,I.Rpond i nim rejoicing, however,
when Captain Holland put in his
appearance, at the ,hangar ,late,
rhi.it iri; h'i *. "l "
1 Shoots 'Down 'Leader
After completion of Our assign-
ment to army headquarters, we
returned to our slq1t'iiM at Vavin-
oourt' and 'Tegbindll ln'g .distukce"
r-econnaissance work over the Ar-
gonne-Meuse. area. In .order to
maintains the raVist advance' of 'the,
Americah army it' wa' 6f pecial
importance' to fh6 sta'nf that" up-to-
t;he-minute photographs of areas
behind the German lines be ob-
-mined, and we were constantly
engaged in such assignments. Ow-
ing to the vagaries of machinery,
weather and men, we were several
times left alone far behind the
German lines, the sole targets for
heavy anti-aircraft fire and several
il,,n the object of sp niil ;iit-n-
r'ibn forom enem`figh'ring -ilninp!:
nevertheless we -valwys got back
drid generally with' a satisfactory
report on our assignment.
On one such occasion our lone
plane "aa an. ki-d by five German
fighting lplanes.. 'Our 'plane re-
ceived Ci 'na~y bullet 'holes, bNt
Captain *" Holh'nd shot down tie~fr
leader and 'stobd olf fhe"remlath-
ing planes until we got back to
safety within our own lines. ,With-'
out the utmost kill and -nerve on
rhe part df 'Oalptai Holland, we
wotfild not have' had a' dhitnce4'lor
survival in such an encounter.
His 'Ability In Demand
Captain Holl-and's n1.1irty- was
,xhibited not only over the enemy
lines but was constantly" in de-
mand at squadron 'headquarters 'in
order better to plan fhe squadron
flights and tor identify and cata-
logue numerous photographs' and
observational repgets brought in
by other tanims. I believe that he
would Ahoi fly have received even
ieor.:- recognition in -promotion and
commandn d trad the Armistice not
come so soonZ,:I
After" action at: the front had
ceased, Captain Holland was se-
lected toa compile the slquadron
records aand to. wind np its -affairs
a" an rn-live fighting body before
v.:.-- e-e way to- newly arrived
pilots ie.nd observers who accom-
panied the squadron on its I tour
with the Army of, Occupation,
while we returned to a seaport
for :inlbarkiafon to America.
T'.i have beeu proud to retain his
frieinlship. and pleased to, find
.LhU- .hl-i great ability and fine
'tfatrf aro demonstrated m ci-
vilian 'affairs no les, than under
th- very different condition of


Mrs."HoandIs

Native Of Florida

Mrs. Spessard'"L' Holland. nee
Mary Groover, .is' the daughter of
the late Dr. and Mrs. W. R.
Gro6ver of Ldkeland and was born
at-Fort White in Columbia county,
Florida. Dr.* Groover was a prom-
inert physician of Polk county
for many years., Mrs. Groover, nee
1Knowles, was a "meniber to the
Sandlin family which -settled in
the Suwanee river valley about
1770. **


v-


This full-checked youngster, is
Spessard L. Holland at the age
of six months,


lines.
In his subsequent service as
aerial observer over enemy lines
in France, Captain Holland showed
not only the utmost bravery, but
also, what was much less qpm-
monplace, the ,keenest intelligence,
the, greatest skill in the use of
his special training, and withal a
'personality which not only com-
manded the respect 'of all around
him, but endeared him as well to
.his equals in rank, subordinates
and superiors alike.
Worked Behind German Lines
In August, 1918, he was sent to
join the 24th Aero Squadron, First
Army Observation Group at the
front; the squadron then being
located at Gondreville, not far
from Nancy. It was a function
of this squadron and of others
in its group to make what was
then considered long distance 're-'
connaissance aand photographic:
'missions behind, the German lines,
covering the entire' front of the,
FirSt American Army He was-
one of the first group,,.of officers
Joining this squadron when it vwas
'being organized for active service.
His "lirst service over the 'lines
occurred at the' time of the St..
Mthidl offensive,, late in August,
when the First American Army:
conducted and achieved its first-
olbjective of -reducing the St. i-
Mel salient, driving the Germans
1baek to (he heavily fortified areas
of Met-, and Contlans.
In Meuse-Argonne -
Imhmediately -after this action
was completed, the 24th Aero
Squadron -was moved to Vavin-
,cort, back "of Verdun, in order
.to Wke lart 'in the coming action
.of the-Ameridan'army on the Ar-
gonne-Mue ,'front. About this
time Capta.in KTfolland and I were
assigned,' together as a teain,, And'
theroaft.er I "wags his pilot on 'all,
flights over the dnemy lines. Cap-
tafin'Aatlland's abilityy and reliabil-
ity' 'were, quickly recognized, and
"We 'were"'designated to make ob-'
. servatioh' and" :pliotographic flights
allmot every daTy When weather
conditions .w61e ,'uitable. General-
ly 'the reconriaiissance missions
were ,organized 'in flights. A 'flight
Cons~sts of'five or more planes and
crews, normally%- assigned to thbe'
,tame bhsetratiob mission; aand,
sent o,'er the i~n'es as a group for
better'pioteddtion from enemy air-
ovaft. Owrng. howeverr, to uvre--
I 1ab1.i.t, "of "Ongines and to othet
chfcunisfanoes, we considered It
fortunate'if Three planes managbd,
to stibk .t0ge.r0her hroughout a mis-
'Aian, arnil sometimes the nunmbef.


Here is young Holland at.15
years,-of age -when he was 'about,
to enter Emory College '(now Em-
ory university) Atlanta.


This is] an enlargement from a small snapshot taken in
Sf'. _ouiss when the then Capt. Spessard L. Holland, U.S.A.
Flying Corps, just returned from France, was tou ring'the
country in the interest of the Victory Loan Drive. Always
a good speaker, 'Holland aand a group of his buddies were
chosen to go with the. tour to help raise money to help
-pay the cost of the war,. "-


dwindled to one plane, that one
containing Captain Holland and
returning in nearly all cases with
a. satisfactory set of observations
or' photographs; in fact, he always
,brought in the desired results if
it was humanly possible to do so.
Special "Missions
The normal business of the 24th
Aero' Squadron took the planes 'to
the. grdz'.6t, practicable height
and Ithe longest practicable dis-
tance behind thee-Gorman,', liess;
However, the First. Army staff -in
its 'headquarters at Souilly, near
Verdun, issued a call for especially
competent observation teams to
unde-'talie 'special missions over
the co in bat area, and in flighirts
veryI close to the ground for re-
port! to be made directly to army
headquarters. Captain Holland and
I Formed one of 'the Several teams
selected for ,this work, over a per-
iod of a week or ten days; the
period being, made short because
of the extremely dangerous nature
ofrthe assignment. and the onerous
restrictions incidental to the re-
,luirienient that we be ready for a
call at' any, moment. ,'We flew
alone on these missions, and cov-
.eie(J in each assignment the entire
First Army front, extending from


the Meuse River to the Argonne
'Forest and beyond in each direc-
tion. Captain Holland's report on
these missions were of such a sat-
isfactory nature, and checked so
well with other data, that he' was
complimented highly by the staff
officer receiving his reports.' '"
'Nearly Comes to Grief
One such mission of ours ca1me
nearly to grief when a battery of
anti-aircraft machine guns on "the
ground riddled'our plane, puaI.ur-
ing the fuel tank and floodin-
'the cockpit with gasoline. Fortun-
ately it did not take fire and we
managed to land well behind our
-own front lines, near headquar-
ters of an artillery battalion;
Whence Captain Holland's report
could be telephoned to headquar-
ters. Our plane was riddled Vith
bullets, although neither -of ,us
was harmed. From the artfilery
commander we obtained transapr-
tation back through the devastated
fighting area over which our army
had advanced an d eventually
reached headquarters at, SouUy,
-where Captain Holland made his
report to staff headquarters :late
at night. '. ' '"
As showing the affection, in
which Captain Holland Wa%'v0 id,


pliessapid Holland's ve 91!qf spolt
bas stavd .with-b ff6 sifncem ib-V
eood. As h. youngster in 'I.IF
iigh school ,'days, he still suite .
the eTfactBP of a serious attac 1
typhoid fever, axd it was not u
U3s junior year in high school 4t
by sheer grit and determiLnatad
he overcame .his physical had
caps suffiaiently to enter coinmp
ive sports. Baseball was his ,*
itandig favorite and his prw"kw
aS',a pitcher :was soon recogaitq!
irboukghou South Florida. t
_Rt cpUge6 record as an athloio
-s, an enviable one.
People uised to come from m|i|
arouud, when-in the heat of the
c;c "dlb" diamond ball series!
fev yeals ago, the Bartow KisaEn
0"1b .coumted on the heavy hit^l
of) "Spsawpd" Holland to win
games. -Many's the time he lean
ifto-a Straight fast one, in a.
Tkat eend outfielders scurryi f,
16ck beyond the lights. F 1
,,*hey 1301 talk around Bar'iG
S.a 'memorable basketball "***.f
lenge"' mn'tch between two ^sfs
organhtaftbns, rin which Spes
Holtand Was about the only' .eir
be& of either team that cam
of'the T"ra without a broken 1I.
or severed"contusions. ,
Team -e4' with his Bon Lip,
4pessaril Holland fought his."
to ilear Abe top bracket in-
Bartow Tennis Chamo..
maftces held last ,summer, b s
they waeM, defeated by the i '
afat .&vantaally got the ti
,Nei r ne to quilible o
odds, ir -0o count the coats,;;t.
saed HfbUad works, just s"> ,
pl.ye- ,'q WIN-thankful .a "tin
iss aAB- without alUbtb iqB*
teat.--C. i. S. c,




hIn1919


About this timie in the careers
of Spessard L. 'Holland he was a
teacher in the Schools of Warren-:
ton, Ga. Soon after this lphoto-'
graph was taken he entered the.
University of Florida law school.
"He has never yielded, honest,
conviction to political expediency
-he will not do that in his cam-
paign, and he would not do .it,'
we are 'confideirt, in the Governor's-,
office."-. Tampar Tribune. ,r


it was something a whole lot big-9
ger fhan just .charity. It was a,
hand up to a fellow in need, smne.
thing that no one knew anythihgi
about, 'and that's why .I'm going,
*to "be T.roud to live as a citiian
of Florida, when he's elected'gOV-
ernor."


",'JUDGE HOLLAND',
You know, Judge Holland is a Aighty fine man,
AMd we're aimingeto 'make him gavermTor if we ca2,-
The foTks all ,aH him "Spess" you know,,
But if we can make him "Governor .Spess" he'll, re 6n


What of Mary? There are ,many
of us who long to see her the
"first lady of Florida." BUt-Mary
cannot be put on paper. She is
*Ina .plight -simnlar to-that of thE
lady ,".who, had 'been married for
thirteen -years, andl -who was aston
slred -to hear her husband say.,
"I found- that I couldn't describe
you.' Not that you '-are lnidifescript.
bitt'-thdt vyou are 'inclescribable."
However, the same "quAlifies can
oe claimed for Mary that- Elizabeth
HaWes, the, famous designer claims
'for her -gowvns. 1he is -the only
one -of her 'kind, -has a: very good
line, and'veairs extremely well.
r,. --MRS."W. TED JONES.


THe and THAT
., *]' ; > .
Il"*'a.vyetteville, N. 'C.
Wea 'podMcltal clouds began
to hber over 'Spessard Holland's,
head(, a, faiand iimnd associate of
'his W..O-& a ;W~t (toast county
iafde"this rema-rk: "The smartest
main in.,he Sena.te. but. he'll never
beiythetvov- eiaKntV To' the- "why'.'
of. his listener be explained,,3'H
%cks t",'comm on touch." .
Tis earfetl- or a bit of ponder-
ing ...&fr \.>oe ,>,^ho had always
thought *him one of the most ap-
QrVacha.lle of men,-a man. who
ds calle" '*Sessard" by his Oitire
.home county.
I 1r' is true tM t some support
tti 'be !.found fMr this statement.,
XVL haroe dnwee children. In the
nine years-'we'Y6 known Spessard
hethas nerer lItesed one of hb4m..
fiOr- ;Ch, ll d 'tl. th 'under thf clthi.
HP ha ,ha ievWet-'4pped myiy hu-bantl'
ofte Ale 446.1 'We has, to my 'fis-'
gtt. trlid me fhat. I wa_ -"pltiTip
as a "*TMfidge". J--which wahi ba,,(--
il y p rlitfc tt he. "o
B treTiese *laclks. t{ nnrsfr- bf:.
cdnfps rld' '"a 't 'he l1a,1 some mo6t,
' iMNc-oMnion attributes. Alas and'.
alac: lfi.r'cdninland of 'English i8!
~ f.t :-C- h" "sam,-+t in~es ptn s'eilt.
He? 'is tr'enfe-ntliusly \-rl-rni'orm-
eu on sul)jE.cq% of such wide" vatr-
iance -as 'th-e reserve strength oft
a'rantce a't -wa,' andl the name s ft
.-ca- 1'PIN -bn the beach. He can
pl'-ach ",1 -'srnon any minister
would be pioIud of, deliver a com-
mencement, address that makes
veterans of many commencements
want to s and up. and cheer, can
play a'good game of tennis, catch
-,a top-ranking kettle, of 1S094
, Pel'ha'ps. '(hese tii.niq lt lerntA "diot
set .,h'lm' Apart. '&.?t. 'IU'G.. inany
ways, Spessard is so much like
all the rest oft us. His home is
attractivelbut modest. He wants
It' that way. His children run,. with,
the' gang. He likes it that way.
HIe' is addicted to barbershop har-


Mony, w.or'li'les over ex p,-n so.
kjows) the Laste of grits and hasih,
*lets his shoes i get too thin 'in the
0o1ks., 'and ',won't acknowledge that,
he i'as a cold until.an irate -Ife
tl~'ihf- him off to bed. '
He. has an unique way -of' sdlv-'
,ing problems, which might 'prove
valuable in affairs of state. A
weekend at the beachVhere Spes-!
.ard and 'Mary were also guests
iliustrat-s "tlis. As we were walk-
in P, alolng" the wind-blown'i shore
w'e 1roticed that Spessard showed,
nnsu'al concern for his" tte. 'He
kept tuic-kinz-,it. in his shirt, andl
when 'the-,Wind would L "% Ilip. it out
ea -ain,'he would snatcha t -it anid


hold it down secu'e y.Finally he
said, "'After I got tlh":- dared thing
tied I found the lower end was,
longer than the top .one. I didn't'
want anyone -to wait on me,' so
I just whacked off the under part."
Well, *hat is the point to lhat
yarn? Nothing much, perhaps. :But
he ,got where he was going-n'
time! He took a 'short cut- If
he 'can whack off his own -tile,
rnamNbe he can Whack'off'.the Ion-.
er pnd of an overbalanced budget.
So, this.is' my t0fast 0o the'
n'e'xt, governor. "Here's lookingn g at
Spes'sard,-with never a! touch ; of'
thrle common, but always the co-m-'
mon, touch!-P


g~t~i.


the go,
Even got :a campaign office and all those things,
And his -wife, Miss ,Mary, why course she sings.
He has plenty.,of..children,let metellyou--
And gpt girls ajd boyss two, and ,weo,
VOTE FOR SPESSARD- HOLLAND.
,! By MAURTA BEE HUGHES,


A 9 years.


" ,


'Escapade With Flat Tre Proves.

Holland Diploma Not M6hanc

"A mans'gef 4to, ,hve some- of~the legal mind. After vain
thing -n tie' wray o-tfcharacter efforts to ,pofind the lock. att,
when !he can hold the admira- we decided -that the only solu-'
tion.o f frienss and -fo.s through itiom to --the problem ,lay la
times +of real td-,ersity." secring aid Trom town.
T hits tbservatiofi boomed "After Torfifying ourselvbs
itheoUgh -ttle moke-flled office against the Ttgors of Ifhe-loin
of' Marshall -Edwsdl, prom- tramp, Taytor and, I setI out
inl 4apwyar, una*yor bf Bartow ,for town an-'the general store
and .ard6aWt sorts*Ean. He of a mutual friend, John Dowd,
spoke in- P*nrisdonae regard- wll4rnown iferchant throughL
ing his Oarm rtanal friend, -b ut that section. John, having-
and ,leading/.cauftldte for the been aroused, and a newlttfbe
gubevnateriat lft inVation of .Tpurchasedi w" tramped 'baidk
Florida, Sepswl L'. Holland. the weary three mflds .?aa1' set
"I'nm oinindt-e of 'tone time into when SpfSsard--Ho)Wnd went "'ou can't deny the 'fa4
duck huning wlPh Marry Tay- that this Holland -is .ever
lor (Citbuit' ,Jfe 'Taylor, if ready andWilling to do his
you Vleaeds, to ,aftt folks) bit.' li 'immediately came-t o
We wwre ahviug 'pessard's our' assistance with a rUstV
light sedan.-o .the trip. De- screwdriver, which he "had
spite the bitter "difdness of "locates during our absence,"
the night, At *al*to too cold So well did '-he perform -that
to blow a -rear tire, which we vlt'hthe 'task almost c~ihpleth,
did some ,thra e r or'our miles ,h managea'to drive the in-"
out of Moore Haven. strument through t h e new
"Spessard probably is one of t ube.
the South's outstanding legal s le
lights, but what he doesn't was still three miles
know about changing a tire back to town, It was sill 'cold,
on a cold night would fill vol- yet we continued to like the
umes. man.
"A minute search of the car "Yes, I'm convinced that a
failed to reveal a jack, or the fellow has got to have some-
first vestige of a tire tool. thing truly great in the way
Holland didn't even have the of character, when he can
key to the spare, a fact which hold friendship even under ad-
I would not offer In criticism versity."


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,Seiseft*4, Holland's p~oIUtl M~
4eer4Qa& when he re
4iatttCT n, 1919 alter resignagte
t on Elrtyaiy as ca in fit ip
'UrftlCBBS* tes army. _L
Th*at .Tjar he was insmt B
s_,ccee' Zais law partner,. /.;-It
"U6llfaker,'.as prosecuting attO'
of Poi l aunty. -in 1926 the
prosiecutor -waji elected Dfm
Jdgse and. be served in tbt
piw.AY tar eight years. In,
4ie Jest .fee county Judge's i
,60 devoatalis time to his iawj
dtt "*. g the firm of H l
a"d a. P. Bevis. In 1936'
wae j rt L, Hughes, Jr.,
-bacani ,'at member ot the fi
-6ea"r. Holland did not
9064i i~lc btflo'e until 1939,iL~
b Two_ *,w 'elected to theFi N
sate eftate. He Is nowf sr -
pleting eight, years of as
that capacity.
Senator Holland has served .r
years as chairman of the Ba
school trustees, during which
the new school buildings In'
tow Were' constructed. He 58
been a, trustee of Southern 3B
lege at lkeland for three 71
and has served lor many Yearmi
and is a Vast president of.
executive council ot the Unlvehftt
of Florida Alumni Assoclatlcon
/ r ,rt


I s. Lloyd Frisbie. editor otr-qIf?"
i 'olk County Democrat. is., pr-si-
(lent of the Bartow Rollannd forl
'Oovernor Club, organized January
1fq for the purpose of active'v sup-
*.rting the candidacy of Spes'sard
It. Holland.
W. B. Swearingen.. of' the fir m
dWilson & Swearingpn. att6r-
,nlvs, is secretary. M. E. James.
president of the" Bartow chamber'
cN commerce is chairman of the
nAembership committee; Mr. R. &I.
M~ughes is chairman of tbe'l1inAf'llei
Aebmmittee. and Loyal Ffibbie,- ,obh
Elvans and Sam Clirk c0tpi.'tbe'
atlvertik ing c.-nmmittee.
;, MembJers r< the executive conm-
Ihittee include L. G. Bruce. M. E.
James, H. P. Linld-nfelser, W. H.
Smart. -B. C. IVilson S. Lloyd
lrisbie' and W. B. Swearingen,


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.+ Standing next to the Holland fence, from left to right, are Spessard and Frank Holland;. their father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Holland; their mother's sister, Mrs. E. S,:-McNeer of Union, W. Virginia.
In front of Mrs.(Holland is Virginia. The Me Neer cousins, ae Seden, with the bicycle; Brown,
drawing the wagon; and Francis Holland McNeer, in the wagon.








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Aaree, H. G.
Adams, Mrs. C. H.
Adamsr, Donald
Adams, Elizabeth
Adcock, Mrs. Chas.
Adcook, Chas.
Adams, J. E.
Adams, J. -H.
Adkins, Mary E.
Ahl, Ja'k O.
Albinson, Mrs. Alvin I.
Alderman, W. J.
Alderman, Mrs. W. J.
Al:en, C. H,
Allen, Louie
Alvis, W. E.
Alvis, Mrs. W. E.
Anderson, E' W.
Anderson, F. D.
Ahderson,'Mrs. F. D.
Anderson, Grace
Anderson, H. L
Anderson, Ida
Anderson, J, P.
Anderson, Louis
Angle, H. M.
Angle, Mrs. H. M.
Askew, Mrs. A. H.
Atkins, W: D.
Baeumel, 0. W.
Baker, W..B.
Baker, Mrs, W. B.
Barnett, Rose H.
S Bass, George
S Bayley, Charles E.
Beach, E. M.
\ Beach, Mrs. E. M.
Beach, Marlella
Beasley, Bertle
Belk, Ruby C.
Belt, G. J.
Bennett, Floyd
Bennett, Mary
Zirkovitz, Philip
Berkovitz, Mrs. Philip
Bevisi, W. F.
Birge, H. C.
Birge, Mrs. H. C.
Bivens, D. E.
.Bivens, Mrs. D. E.
Black, Mrs. C. K.
Black, 1Marvin
Blocker, J. C.
Blood, Addie
Bohde, F. J.
qooream, .J. M.
Both, D.'OD.
Booth, S. "'.
Boswell, '
Boswell,
Boswell, Mrs. C. A.
Boswell, Margaret P.
doyntbn, Meroba
Bradford, B. L.
Bradford,' D. G,
Brewer, Pete
Brock, Byron
Brock, Mrs. B. B.
%',Bronson, M. C.
? rook, Ed
.* Brooks, VMrs. Stuart
Brower, Mrs. E. E.
Brown, Vet L.
Bruce, Josie
Bruce, L. G.
Bruce, Leon G., Jr.
Bryan, R. L.
S Bryan, Mrs. R. L.
Burgess, F. B.
Burgess, Mayesie
Burkett, B. A.
Burkett, LAlle Mae
Burnett, Martha James
Burright. H. C.
Bush, E. L.
BItts, A. P.
Butts, Rowena
Bynum, Z. T.
Campbell, Mrs. Ella
Campbell, Mont, Jr.
Campbell, Mrs. Mont,
Campbell, T. J.
Carlton, Mrs. L. G.
Carlton, Mrs. W. W.
Carpenter, Corydon W.,
Carpenter, Lillian R.
Carpenter, Mrs. T. P.
Carter, Mrs. Albert
Casey, V. B.
SChadwick, Geo.
Chadwick. Mary Belle.
Chase, W. W.


Chatham, D.
Chatham, George
Chesser, N. B.
Childs, Mrs. B. F.
Childs, Elizabeth
Childs, H. B.
Childs, Mrs. J. E.
Christian, Rev. T. G.
Church, H. C.
Clark, Bessie R.
Clark, Betty James
Clark, Laura. Belle
Clark, J. D.
Clark, Mrs. J. .T.
Clark, Margaret
Clark, M. D.
Clark, Sam M.
Clark, W. Thorley
Clark, William Edgar
Clark, W. L.
Clark, Mrs. W. L.
Clark, W. W.
Clayton, Kermit
Cobb, H. M.
Cadwell, J. J.
Collins, Mrs. C. C.
Collins, Mrs. R. E.
Colson, F. H.
Compton, MVI. G.
Compton, Mrs. J. G,
Conner', Mrs.' F. Loy
Conner, Gerald
Conner, H. D.
Conner, Neal
Conner, M6s. Neal
Cook, M. A.
Cook,'Mrs. M. A.
SCooper, Pete
Cooper,* Mrs. Pete
/Couch, 'Mrs. C. R.
Couch, Dr. C. R.
Couch, Wayne
Couch, -Mrs. Wayne
Craig, Ethel, I,
Craine, Mrs. Warren
Cramer, A. K.
Cramer. Mrs. Aleta
Crum, Mrs. Cliff
Crusoe. J. A.
Culwell, Bert V.
Culwell, Mrs. Bert V.
,' Curry; Arthur ,
Dabney, Douglas
Dailey, Mrs. E. J.
Dailey, Katherilne "
S' Davis. .Miss Hattie
Davis. Perey J. '
Davis, Mrs. Tom
Davis, Mrs. W. T.
S Daniel, Mrs. P. W.
Davis, Mrs. Edna
Davis, G, A.
., Dawson, J. A. .
Day, Harold S. /
Day, Mrs. Harold S.
Day, Mrs. Joe
Dees, L. E. r
Deisher, J. E. ,
DeLoach, Mrs. E. T.
: Deloach, Johnnie
S DeLoach, Mrs. Johnnie
DeLoach, Owen
S De)Loach, Mrs. Owen
Denham, G.O.
Denham, Mrs. G. O.
Denham,, W. David
S Devereux, Jas. S. .
Donahue, N. C.
Dorsey, Carl
Dorsey, Mrs.' Car
Dorsey, Mrs. W. E.
Douglass, Marvin
S Douglass, Mrs. Marvin
Douglass, S. A.
Douglass, Mrs. S. A.
S Dozier, Olga
Dozier, V. E.
SDraughon, Elizabeth
Draughon, H. F.
Driggars, Mrs. M. H..
Jr. Duke, M. W.,
Duke, P. D.
Durrance, Fred A. ,
Durrance, Mrs. Fred A.
Durrance, W. IM.
Edwards, H. D.
Edwards, M.' H.
Edwards, P. Bi.
Edwards, Mrs. P. B.
Eger, Magdalene
Eger, W. F.
Ellis, Joe P.


Ellis, Mrs. Joe P.
Ellis, Laura Mae
Ellison, Margaret
Ellison, W. J.
Embrey, Bertha' B.
Ergle, C. L.

Estes, J. K.
Estes, Mrs. J. K.
Evans, Bob
Evans, Mrs. Bob
Ewing, K. E.
Faulkner, Chas. Dana
Faulkner, Mildred
Felton, T. D.
Felton, Mrs. T. D.
Fennell, ,Donald
Fennell, Ruth
Ferguson, N. C.
Fielder, Miss Marie
Fields, VWrra
Finney, Durward
Finney, 0. W.
Finney, Mrs. O. W.
Fitts, Thelma
Fletcher, George H.
Fletcher, H. V.
Fort, J. A.
Fort, Mrs. J. A.
Fortner, Mrs. Esther
Fortn'r, Henry D. '
Fortner, Mrs. Henry D.
Fortner, H. W.
Fortner, M. S.
Frierson, Orrie F.
Frisbie, G. S. (Tampa)
Frisbie, .Loyal
Frisbie, Mrs. Loyal
Frisbie, S. Lloyd
Frisbie, Mrs. S. Lloyd
Fulton, H .M.
Fulton, Mrs. H. M.
Fulton, S., L.
Fulton, Mrs. S. L.
Gallemore, Roy T.
Gallemore, Mrs. Roy T.
Gallemore, Mrs. J. G.
Gandy, Grace
Garrard, Esther
Garrard,, Watson S.
Gary, T. W.
Gary, Mrs. T. W. ,
SGaskins, Mrs. A. E.
SGaskins, Aubrey
SGaskins, Elmer
Gaskins, Grady
Gaskins, Hugh
Gaskins. Lonnie
: Gaskins, Mrs. Louise
SGaskins, Mrs. Orma
SGaskins, T. A.
Gentry, Bill
Gibson', Anna Mae
Gibson, Clarence '
Gibson,- Clyde
SGibson, Ellis
Gibson, Mrs. Ellis
SGibson, Mamie
Gibson, W. O.
Gilmore, Mrs. B. M.
Gilbert, Mrs. Julia
Gilchrist, J. G.
,Godbey, Miss Lois'
Godwin. Mrs. George
Godwin, H.
Godwin, Mrs.L H.
Graddy, Mrs. A. 0.
Grant, H. A.
Grant, Miss Myrtle
Graves, Richard L.
Graves, Mrs. Richard L.
Grayson, W. M. /,
S Green, S. S.
Gresham, Mrs. Florence
'Gresham, Mrs. J. A.
Gresham, Miss Johnnie Lee
Gresham, W. O.
Grice, Velma
Griffin, E. F.
Griffin, Mrs. E. F.
Griffin, Eugene F.
Griffin, Mrs. John M.
Gustafson, Mrs. S. D.
Hackl, A. T.
Hackl, Mrs, A. T.
Haigler, S. V.
Haigler, Mrs.' S. V.
Hain, Allen M.
Hain, Mrs. Allen, M.
Hall, Betty
Hall, Mrs. D. W.
Hall, Jesse
Hall, N. At


Hall, Mrs. N. A.
Hall, R. L.
Hall, W. E.
Hall, Mrs. W. E.
Hamans, Mrs. George
' Hamans, Mrs. Gus
Hamans, Mrs. Mary
Hankins, Cleo
Hankins, N. B.
Hankins, Mrs. N. R.
Hanner, C. K.
Hargrove, Frances
Hargrove, J. L.
Hargrove, Mrs. J. L.
Hartline, Mrs. Ella
Harrington, J. B.
Harrington, MrsJ. J B,
Harrington, Mildred
Harris, Annie Clare
Harris, G. F.
Harris, Mrs. G. F.
Harris, J. E.
Harris, John W.
Harris, Mrs. John
Harris, L. S.
Harris, Mrs. L. S.
Harrison, S.
Harrison, Mrs. S.
Hart, Mrs. Mary baniel
Hass, Martin
Hass, Myra'
Hass,. Williami
Hass, Mrs. William
Hastings, Dorothy ,
Hastings, Mrs. Fred
Hastings, Lo S.
Hatton, Mrs. Clara E.
Hatton, Christine
Hatton, Earl M.
Hatton, Mrs. L. A.'
Hatton, L. Alex
Hatton, :. T.
Hawkins, Grady
Hawkins, Hal
Hawkins, Louise
Hawkins, R. F.
Hawkins, Cleone F.
"Hayman, Paul
Hearn, Chas. H.
Heath, Mrs. H. C.
Hebb,. Mrs. Jbhn
Heidt, H. M.
Henderson, Paul
Hernda, A. E.
Hicks, W. H.
Higdon, Chrystine W.
Higdon, Joe B.
Hill, Muriel M.
Hill, Walter W.
1-HoJbrook, Mrs. E. M.
Holland, Beth
Holland, Irl
Holland, Pearl
Holt, Mrs. Reed
Holton, Ida B.
Hoover, Dr. Claude E.
Hord, N. B.
Hord, Mrs. N. B.
Hosmrer, Warren S.
Hosmer, Mrs. Warren S.
Houghton, George
.Houghton, James L.
Houghton, .John W.
Houghton, Mrs. John W.
Houghton, R.
Howe, Eleanor C.
Howe, John B.
Howe, Maude M.
Huckeba, Arba
Hudson, Estelle
Hudson, Mrs..,George
Hudsoh, J. T.
Huffaker, R. B.
Hughes, R. L.
Hughes, Mrs. R. L.
Hughes, Robt. P.
Hughes, Mrs. T. L.
Hunter, Louie ,
Hunter, Mrs. Louie.
Hunter, Mrs. W. F..
Hunter, W. T.
Hurlbut, Mrs. C. J.
Hurlbut, Dr. C. J.f
Hurlbut, C. W.
Humrn, B. E.
Humrn, Mrs. B. E.
Hurst, Jessie
Hurst, W. H.
Hutchinson, W. F.
Hutchison, Eleanor
Hyman, J. P.
Hyman, Mary B.


Hyman, Patton
Hymatt, Thomas B.
Isaacs, Ginger
Jackson, Mrs. Ben
James, M. E.
James, Mrs. M. E.
James. S. P.
James, Mrs. S. P.
Jarvis" J. E.
Jarvis, Mrs. Tommie L.
Jenkihs, L. L.
Johns, Mrs. O. M.
Johnson, B. A.
Johnson, Charlotte B.
John on, Mrs. E. G.
Johnsdon, Mrs. G. M.
Johnson, Luther C.
Johnson, W. W.
Johnston,'Mrs. Geo. R.
Jones, Mrs. Frank
Jones, N. G.
Jones, R. F.
Jones, Mrs. R. F.
Jordon, B.
Jordah, Elizabeth
Jordan, Gladys G.
Jordan, N. E. ,
Jordan. Mrs. N. E.
Jordan, 6. L.
Jordah, W. R.
Joyner, E. C.
Judson, V. R.
Keefer, Mrs. J. H.
Keller, Evelyn
Kelly, W. E. I
Kelly, Mrs. W. E.
Kif," Emma Y.
Kilby, N. S.
Kimbrough, Loretta
King, Claude
King, Dan
King, Mrs. Dam,
King. Mrs. (N. E.
Kinnard, H. C.
KMiWard, Mrs. H. C.
Knight, 'John C.
Knight, Mrs. John.C.
SKnowles, Gordon ,
Kuhn, Gertrude
Kuin, Peter
Kuhn, Mrs. Peter
"Lake, Carl
LaRe, Mrs. Carl
Lamnb, W. H.
LarImb, Mrs. W. H.
Lanier, Mrs. H. L.
Laney, Wo"l.
SLaney. Mrs. W. L.
SLanrgfopd, K. H.
kLangford; Katherine S.
Langford, W. M.
Laurent, Jack
Laurent, Mrs. Jack
Laurent, J. F.
Ladrent, Mrs. JI. F.
Lajrence, F. B.
Lawence, Lan Ethel
,Lawton, J. G.
Lee, Mrs. Charles H.
Le t,, O. D.
Ledfard, H. E.
Lister, J. F.
Lester, -W. C.
Lewis, A. J.
Lewis, Maude C.
LeWis, F. 0.,Sr.
Lewis, Eleanor ,
Lightsey, Mrs. Hennie
Lightsey, J. C.
Lipscomb, S. P.
,Lipscomb, Mrs. S. F.
Lockwood, Mrs, T. G.
Lo4kwood, Theo G.'
Long, C. W. /
Long, Mrs. C. W.
Lordi Mrs. Mary
Lott, K. 0.
Lyie, Buck
Lyle, Roger B.
Lyle, W; A.
Lytle, Mrs. James R.
Lyhn, J. B.
MacEnroe, James F.
MacEnroe, Mrs. James F.
Mack', Ted
Malphurs, Madelle T.
Mann, A. G.
Manny Mrs. A. G\
Mann, Mrs. Annie Laurie
Mann, C. W. /
Mann, Mrs. C. W.
Mann, Emily L.


Mann, G. Waters
Mann, Maude
Mann, Mrs. Pauline W.
Mann, T. C,
Manoes, Mrs. J. P.
Marquis, Mrs. T. L.
Martin, Dan
Martin, Mrs. Dan
Martin, J. M.
Martin, Pat
%Martin, Mrs, Pat
Martin, J. E.
Mathis, D. M.
Mattox, J. J.
Mayhuse, M. J.
McAImn, T. E.
Mctall, Mrs. Ruby
McCanp, Emma
SMcCoy, Mrs. G. H.
McManaman, J. E.,
McManaman, Mrs, J. E.
McMillian, Mrs. H. A.
McKeithen, F. A.
McKeithen, Mollie B.
McLenden, B. M.
McNamee, Geo. J.
McQuaig, George
McQuaig, Mrs. George
Melvin, Miss Grace
Meriwether, Lee
Metcalfe, Clio
Miles, Isobel
Miller, Mrs. J. R.
Miller Lewis
Miller, MHidred Hawkins
Miller, W. P. ,
Mills, A,
Mills, P. L.
Mills, Mrs. P. L.
Mills, Wilson
Mills, Mrs.- Wilson
Mimms, J. M.
Mitchell, B. B.
Mitchell, Mrs. B. B.
Mitchell, Miss Jerry
Mitchell,,Tobe
Mitchell, Mattib'
,Moore, Alton L.
Moore, Essie Mae
Moore, George P
Moore, H. F.
Moore, Mrs. H. S.
Moore, Mrs. Minnie
Moore, Pearl-
Moore, Vida S.
Morris, Anna
Morris, Mrs. Cornelia
Morrison, F. J.
Morris, G. F. '
Morris, Mrs. J4. S,
.Murray, Earl 0
Murray, Eloise
Myers, H. W. .
Myers, Mrs. H. W.
,Neal, G' L.
NIal, Mrs. G. L. '
Newman, H. P. '
Newman, Ike
Niblack, Essle
Niblock, Louise
Niver, Avis
Norton, Harry W.
Norton, Mrs. Hl W.
Oates, J. L.
Odom, C. R.
Odom, Mrs. C. R.
Oeland, Mrs. B. J.
Overstreet, Edna
Overton, Rachel
Pamplin, J. W.
Pamrplin, Mrs. J. :,
Parker, J. W. i
Parker, Mrs. J. W.
Parramore, Jbhn A.
Parramore, Mrs. J*. A.
Pate, Mrs. G. S.
Patterson, Mrs. A. W.
Patterson, Mrs. F. J.
Patterson, Hattie
Paul, Ted
Peacock, W. F.
Pedersen, J. S.
Pedersen, Winifred M.
Peoples, J. A.
Peoples, Mrs. J. A.
Peer, W. T.
Peer, Mrs. W. T.
Pennington, Elizabeth
Perdue, Ruth M.
Perdue, Roy
Phillips, Agnes
Phillips, Lady


Phillips, Mrs. E. 'B.
Phillips, Mrs. R. E.
Phillips, Robert E.
Pickett, Ernia
Pierce, Elizabeth A.
Pitman, Bob
Pitman, Mrs. Bob
Pittas, J. E.
Plath, Bessie Mae
Plath, E. A.
Plath, Mrs. E. A.
Polk, Mrs. S. J.
Pooser, W. E.
Pooser, Mrs. W. E.
Rowell, Jack ,
Powell, Woodrow
Purdom, Lena-
Putnam, Dudley ,
Putnrfam, Edith *
Putnam, Mrs.T. B.
Pylant, J. B.
Pylant, Geo. R.
Radford, A..J.
Rahme, W. F.
Raiford, Mrs. R. E.
Raulerson, J, D.
Ray, R. F.
Reedo Mrs. C. E.
Reese, Mrs. J. P.
Reese, J. P.
Reigle, C. D. ,
. Rhoden, Mrs. C. H.-
Rice, LJohn W.
Richardson, C. l.-
Richardson, Mrs. C. M.
Riley, W. M.
Robnett, P. H;
Robnett, Mrs. R. W.
Ropka, Geraldo
Rothrock, Lulu M.
Roymeri, S. J.
SRushin, W. B.-
RusS, C. C.
Sampson, Mrs. Dorothy H.
Sampson, Geo. F.
Sandlin, E. F,
Sandlin, Mrs. E. F.
Schell, John L.
ScheHl, Mrs. John L.
Schumacher, F. C.
Schupp, Mary
Scofield, Kathryn W.
SScott, Chas. D.
Scott, William H.
Seaton, Mrs. Charles
Seiler, Mrs. Geo. G. *
Sewell, Mrs. A. V.
Sewell, Laura Merie
Sewell, Margaret*
Sherertz, Thelma H.1
Sherertz, F. R.
Shiver, Roy C.
Singleton, Lee Anne
Sikes, Bill
Skelton, W. H.-
Skipper, Martha
. Skipper, J. E.
Small, Margaret
Small, Veulah
Small, Mrs. W. H.,
Smith, Mrs. C. A.
Smith, Mrs. Clyde Lanier
Smith, Elizabeth Rainey
Smith, Ernest C.
Emith, Eunice M.
Smith, Mrs. Hugh W.
Smith, Mrs. Kennon
Smith, Lee
Smith, Mrs. Lee
Smith, M. L.
Space, W. N.
Starling, Wm. Paul
Starling, Queen L.
Stephens, H. N.
Stenger, John
Stephens, Weldon
Stephens, Mrs. Weldon
Stevens, Clyde
Stewart, R. W.
Stldham, Mrs. Lura W.
8tomer, H. B.
Stuart, E. C.
Suggs, M. T1
Summers, Mrs. C. J.
Swearingen, Mrs. John
Swearingen, W. B.
Taylow, A. H,
Taylor, E. B.
Taylor, J. D. .
Taylor, Leland
Taylor, W. A.
Teaboe,' C.


Terry, Warren
Thackrey, Mrs. PF. A,
Thackrey, Mrs. V. I.
Thompson, F. BS.'"
Till, Mrs. Edward .
Tillis, M. J.' "
Tillis, Mrs. Monte J,
Timberlake, Adele
Tolle, C, K.
ToIlle, Jean Berg
Tongue, J. J. .
Towles, M. E.
Traskl Merle F.
Troeppl, Margaret
Trner,, S. A. ,
Turner, Mrs. S. A
Turnipseed,"E. C.
Tyler, Geo.L "-
Tyler, Mablel. '.
Varn, Charlotte A'
Vergason, A. L.
Vergason, Mr6.,A.-: L.
Viney, Mir. Fred
Voigtj, Mrs. ,G; T.,
Walker, Mrs..C. H.
Walker, Dewey
Walker, Ray HI. ,"
Walker, W. H.
Watson, D. M.
Watson, H. L.
Watson, W: W.
Wear, Hugh W.
Weeks, Mrs. L. '
Weeks, T. I. \
Wetherington, Opal -Lyle,
Wheeler, Helien
Wheeler, J. W. '
Wheeler,. Lee t '
Wheeler, N. M.
.Wheeler; Mrs. Nooyma'
Wheeler, Mrs, William R.
hiddene, Jame.s F.
Whidden, Mary
Whidden, Mrs. Wilma A.
Whitaker, Mrs. J. W. .
White, Elizabeth 4-
White, Finnie ,
White, 0.M, -,
White, Mrs. OM. M
White,., R. M.
Whitman, R. R. ,
.Whitten, J. G., Jr.'
Wilbanks, W- 1H. ^
Wilbanks, Mri. W. H..
Williams, Mrs. E. i
Williams, E. R.
Wiggins, C. M.
Williams, iC. 1 I
Willis, Mrs. L.S. ,
Wilson,- Agnes "
Wilson, Alleyne, Cdlvli ,
Wilson. B. C.
WitOn, C.C.4
Wilson, C. L. \, '; :.
Wilson, Mr. Daphne (,.
Wilson, Daphne Laura
Wilson, Don Hb.
Wilson Dr, Padul F
Wilson, Edna, B. '
Wilson, Els .
Wilson, E ta France ,
Wilson, HMtenJ; !
Wilson, l.aatha ;
Wilson, Lukie` :
Wilson, M. J .
Wilson, Mr. M. JA
Wilsn, Mayme Fery ,t
Wihson, .filton i. '
Wilson, -. Bordqn .
Wilson, Ruth A. ,'
Wilson, Ruth Caj Ln "
Wilsona 8. G.
Wilson, 8. M.
Wllson, Solon G. ,
Wilson, William '
Windham,: J., M., ,
WiSe, Rosalerd
Wood, Dewitt
Wooten, MrM. Franch e
Wooten, J. I.
Worthington, Bertle F. ,
Wright, MJwM Lula
Wright, Robert D.
Wright, Mrs. Roberft .
Wynne,'A. .
Wynne, Mrs. A. .
Yates, E. B.
Yates, Mrs. E. B.
Young, B. KM
Young, 6. L.


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Democracy is on trial throughout the world and Florida



must have a state government which will command respect.



Such a government must be honest, liberal, efficient, econ-


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