News-Press from Fort Myers, Florida on January 30, 1922 · Page 1
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Monday, January 30, 1922
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MRS. HOOVER TO WORK HARD Ft THE GIRL SGOUTS Mrs. Rankin Is Dead at Home Of Dr. Thrower Mrs. Hannah ' S. Rankin, eighty years of age, died last night at 8:30 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, Mrs. Herbert Hoover of Washington, the Rev. Dr. 0. A. Thrower, pastor D. C, who was elected president of of the' First Methodist church here, the National Council of Girl Scouts, She was born at New Field, Me., where at Its eighth annual convention in Sa- she lived until thirty-six, years ago, vannah, Ga.. January 26. is the wife when she came to Jacksonville. - Lab - r . of the secretary of commerce. During 1 er she. moved to Tampa, where 6h$ liV' the ensuing year she will bend everv ed for the oast twelve, years, until effort to building up this beneficial coming here. v organization, which now numbers over! Mrs,, Rankin was a niece of ex-Gov- 110,000. : t ', ernor Drew of this state, and a cousin Following Ber election, Mrs. Hoov- of George Drew, postmaster -of Jack er told newspaper men she wished to sonville. Mrs. Rankin leaves a stepson stress the great need for more young in Jacksonville, and among several women captains, declared she had daughters, Is Mrs. Fannie R. Thrower, been a scout In spirit 1 and practice wife of Dr. Thrower, prominent minis since at an' early age she went on I ter of this city, many a long camping trip with her 1 Funeral services will be held at the father in California and told why the First Methodist church tomorrow aft movement should receive the support ernoon at 3 o'clock. The pall-bearers of every parent of scout age. will be: J. S. Farrer, E. J. Blount, "I want to brlns: to the attention of C. O. Stewart E. E. Watson, G. M the women of this country the fact Strayhorn and Fred Duree, that we are in serious need of captains forour troops" said Mrs. Hoov er. "We want at this moment 10,000 women, capable and intelligent and at least twenty-one years of age, who are ! willing to fit themselves to take charge of troops. Right now over 100,000 girls are anxious to join the scouts, but we cannot take them because of this lack of leaders. In another six months there will be need of another 1Q.000 ! captains. The life of the girl scout I movement has not 'been long enough to provide, enough alumnae for the work, so we must seek our captains from new material. Wreckage Theatre of Motion Picture So Far Yields 108 Dead and Scores of FORD MEETS FORD IN COLLISION AT FIRST AND HOUGH STREET "Ford met Ford" this morning, when Edwin F. Scott, secretary and Treasurer of the Jose Gonzales Co., driving a "Flivver", crashed into the machine driven by Charles A,. Raule- "The principles under which this a0n. This accident occurred at the movement has developed are now fairly well known, but the propaganda for procuring captains cannot be top wide ly spread or too urgently stressed. It corner of Hough and First streets, when Mr. Scott was turning Into 1st St., The other car came at a good is because I know of. my own kr,owl-Ieed along that, street . headed lor edge the great. Intrinsic vorth of the East Fort Myers. vMr, Scotts car was work that I am willing to devote my hit. broadside, and the fenders and lime to it. it is Because or mis m-l,i. u,ri worn hniiv imaepl. - ".i ... . . .. i I . . " ' trinsic worth that the movement nas ffnn(rfnrwrd an mirplv and r rnnld ly. The training rounds out every fender8' and Bteerln gear of the car side of the girl, as well as giving her driven by Mr. Rauleson which was a amusements of a wholesome, instruc- new one were made useless by the tive sort "To my mind one of the most lm- ; portant aspects Is found in the recre- force of the Impact. Another car com ing toward town along First St., barely' missed piling up on the two Fords, HI E- SHOE PITCHERS ARE TURNING IIP - - " 1 1 - i , at!on provided., This applies to the .gbl only through tne qu!ck. in the country as well as to her sister ' in the city. I speak particularly of ne8S of the dr,ver of the tnIrd car' recreation occupying the time spent and the fact that he headed over the neither In school nor In the home street curb, that a more eerlous ae the free time of the girl spent with cident was avoided. The two Ford her friends. I have long thought that divided the blame equally. we are quite as much Influenced by Neltncr Mr. scott nor Mr. Rauleson our play as by our work and -our wa8 lnjured studies, and the girl scouts so direct ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 30. (Spe-cial) Winter time's banner sport event will be held here late next month when 'America's .best liorse shoe pitchers will take part in the fourth annual barnyard golf tourna- for the United States championship. ment for the United States championship. The game will get under way for one week starting Feb. 20 with stars such as Charley Bobitt, Frank Jack-sen, Fred M. Bust, George May, Shannon Bonifant and others equally as good entered. J. Todd Flower of Akron, O., presi dent of the National Association of Horse Shoe IMtchers who is here ar ranging details of the titular contests said today that cash prizes 1 would amount to $2,500 in addition to medals and trophies. . Several of the entrants in the na tional meet have already arrived in the "Sunshine City," and are condi tioning themselves for the big event by daily workouts. One of the stars has established a training camp at an Island near here where his workouts are held In secret. I Plans have been drawn or a sta diura to be" erected In ."Williams .park which will accomodate 7,500 spectators when completed. Five lanes will be laid out In the pit of the big bowl, on which the championship games will be pitched. No admission' will be charged to the contests and all, seats are free, The tournament is financed annually by St. Petersburg sportsmen. Charley Bobbltt of Lancaster, O., is the present horse shoe pitching champion of the United States. He won the title here last winter. Bobbitt Is 23. . . Fred M. Erust of Columbus, O., was the first champion. George May of Akron, O., won from Brust. Frank Jackson of Kellerton, la., was the next title holder and he dropped the crown to Bobbitt Injured Is Issued Here HMO IT FRUITS RECEIVED this play as to Dring aeciaeuiy oene- Tr . -r t vT . nciai resmu to the chnd. it is quite S. Veterans Bureau Is NOW; true that if we could each lead the ideal family life If mothers and fath ers had suffcient time and inclination, as well as talent, to devote to the in- telligent amusements of their children! this particular work of the girl Able to Handle Problems of ' All Ex-Service Men in State The Fort Myers Press is in receipt u i ,,nnnPMflrv. But the the following letter from E. M . . ... t fcradshaw. Florida . District Manaeer average family cannot, uniorcunaieiy, - - -- - , provide its children with all the need- , ' u I KIR n rahnm nnlMinr Jarkannville! .., .v Aln.nmA amitaamont Honrs I " iUl. nuunnumv, ......,,.. I mi- ... k n..u. i . . I ai inuiv viiik tiuuua vku- ima iiiuoi uuiiuu. v Up Campaign recently completed by llVlUcB. ' ,V IthA IT R Volornna' Rlirona' thora wpro -But the girl iroUU aim to aeveiop rime4 lnterviewed. the serious ana practical siae w im BW enmiieil.rtOI .&tmm fii-d child's life as intelligently as the do 1838 pnyslcal examinations made, 152 her play. All girls-even those whose dlgab,ed ex-service men hosnitalized. school and home environments have Lnd 1224 new claims filed for voca- been satisfactory are ultimately tJonai training. All of these claims brought face to face with the problems wcre fiiea by ex-service men in the of the big outside world. They are state of Florida placed at an early disadvantage If their in this Clean-UP Campaign only preparation has been academlc.or throughout the United States 159,223 by precept The girt scouts aim. to cx-servlce men were interviewed by prevent this, vnder scout airection the Clean-t p, squaa in me various the girl .is encouraged to take her slates small part In solving the problems of As a result of this campaign, 101,711 the troop; and then to see the troops cases have been handled by the U. S. share In the civic: problems of her Veterans' Bureau. Less than of rommunitv. Later on. as she grows these cases remain pending in Central in vears and experience, she ac- Office, wasningion; me remainder cepta naturally her responsibility, in have been adjudicated and notices of the solution of the larger problems or eiwemem iui..u w u v.-. v., .,- .ff rf n.tlnn. 86.547 01 me cases nanaiea were en I.. . MA i JA I . -In the domestic Held the work of new c,a,m8' oe,nB the girl scouts is very Important Dur Ing the' last fifty years, as compared Wr earlier times, tew girls have re ceived much real domestic training. To be sure, the girl from the country and the village Is usually observant, and has learned much from her moth vocational training claims. "The thousands of new claims would undoubtedly, never have been tiled had It not been for the efforts of the representatives of the U. S, Veterans' -Bureau. These thousands of veterans who were entitled to Government assistance had failed to er. but generally speaking, they have ... ,. . . . . to lack not been taught In 'conscientious de- ta th- wmtt DroCe,iuro, tail how their homes are, or should be, Ther. were ai0 thousands of cases (Continued on page ) jdfacovcred during this campnlgn who' . (Continued on pag 4.) were suffering from serious disabilities, but they were unaware of any benefits offered by the Government through the U. S. Veterans' Bureau Act of August 9, 1921. "Please assist me in bringing to the attention of every disabled veteran in the State of Florida the fact that the U. S. Veterans' Bureau has decentralized, and that there is at the present time a Florida District Office, located on the 5th floor, Gra ham Building; Jacksonville, with adequate administrative and medical per sonnel to handle the problems of all- ex-service men in the State of Flo rida. The Florida District Office is tor the benefit of the entire State, and not a local office for the city of Jacksonville as supposed by many. "The work of this office is to re ceive applications, here complaints, hold examinations, and furnish infor mation regarding reinstatement and conversion of Government Insurance, determine feasibility for vocational training, Induction into training, supervision of training, examinations in regard, to hospitalization, etc. All matters regarding claims in the State of Florida should be referred to this office, and I wish to assure you that the ex-service men will receive im mediate and proper attention at the Florida District Office. . "It Is my sincere desire that every disabled veteran In Florida know the benefits offered by the Government before March 1, 1922. "Your Co-operation is earnestly so- WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. (By the Associated Press.) With a total of one hundred and eight dead, and one hundred and thirty three injured, removed from the ruins of the Knicker bocker motion Picture Trcatre up to this afternoon, rescuers were still struggling- with the heavy wreckage. Much twisted steel and concrete yet remained to be cleared away. It is believed however, that the section now being cleared away would yield few additions to the tall of dead and injured. ' " A triple investigation of the disas ter will be made. In addition to the inquiry ordered by the Board of Com missioners of the District of Colum bia and another started by the grand jury, Senator Capper, , of Kansas a member of the Senate's District of Columbia Committee, Introduced a resolution which was referred 10 the committee controlling the Senate's expenses, as customary. . Supporting the resolution, Senator Frelinghuysen, Republican from New Jersey, said the investigation "should be a widespread one of the entire district," adding that he knew from personal knowledge that many build ings In Washington were fire traps, which might at any time cost scores of lives. ' All the dead and Injured had been removed today from the First Christ Ian Science Church ; nearby which served as a first aid station. : Edward H. Shaughnessy of Chicago, second assistant: postmaster-general, who with wffe'and tw-children were injured in crash, is described today as In serious condition, and with only a fighting- chance for recovery. Declaring that there is so much grief in Washington as a result of Knickerbocker Theatre disaster, President' Harding today announced the the postponment of the reception at the White House, at which residents of Ohio birth were to meet in observance of the birthday of President McKinley. Under the' weight of two and a half feet of snow, the heaviest snowfall here since the blizzard of 1899, the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre, a big mo- tie house, Eighteenth street and Co lumbia road, in the heart of Washing- ion's fashionable northwest section, collapsed Saturday night Two hours and a half after the crash, which occurred about 9 o'clock, definite Information as to the number of dead and injured was .wholly lacking, as well as estimates of the number of those in the theatre at the time. These estimates ranged from 150 to 500, although the theatre, one of the finest motion picture houses in the city, had accommodations for more than 2,000 spectators. One hour after the accident occurred the police estimated that at least 300 were still under the wreckage. Many women who escaped ran screaming to the street, several fainting, while the injured were removed on stretchers and taken to hospitals, private homes and nearby clubs. The theatre was said to be comfortably filled at the time and the roof, as it fell, Imprisoned many under the mass of wreckage. the balcony collapsed also, while concrete pillars fell over to add their weight to the debris unde.r which the wounded lay groaning. The fire department was called by five alarms and police reserves were rushed to the scene, the rescuers immediately beginning the work of hack ing at the wreckage, to liberate the Imprisoned. "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" was being showy) and the second show of the evening had Just begun when the roof fell. No warning wi.s given as the walls crashed, the roof breaking in on the heads of the audience with a noise like thunder and crashing seats and occu pants as it fell. It was more than an hour before the rescuers, using acety lene torches to cut through the accumulated mass of steel and concrete reached the section where it was be lieved most of the dead and injured were. . Representative Smithwlck of Florida (Continued on page 2 ), NOTED am DIES WHILE ANTARCTIC ON TRIP Upon receipt this morning of a dis patch from the Weather Bureau's office at Tampa, Al Colcord, local weather man, got out a red pennant, dusted it oft, and hoisted the same up on the flagpole ' in front of the Elks' Home as a warning to small craft, that a "bit of a blow" is coming. . : w The warning from Tampa reads : "strong easterly winds over the north er ' Gulf. Warn craft between Tarpon Springs and ' Punta Rassa." MONEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jan. 30. (By The Associated Press.) Sir Ern est Shackleton, the British explorer, died Jan. 5 on board the steamer Quest, on which 'he was making an other expedition into the Antarctic regions. Death was due to angina pectoris, and occured when the Quest was off the Gritvicken station. The body was brought to Monte video oni board a Norwegian steamer and will be taken by another Bteamsr to Europe. Capt. L. Ilussey of the Quest will accompany the body home. ' Sir Ernest Shackleton was born in 1S74. He was a third lieutenant in the British national Antarctic expe dition in 1901, and in 190T-'09 com manded an expedition which got to within ninety-seven miles 'of ' the South Pole. He made his third quest of the pole in 1914. r The expedition in which he was en- gaged when he died was to have cov ered 30,000 miles of uncharted sec tions of the South Atlantic, ' the Pa cific and the Antarctic seas. PREMIER OF GREECE TO BE ENTERTAINED AT TARPON SPRINGS A comprehensive idea of the citrus fruit wholesale ' market at Chicago, New York and Philadelphia may be had by the following quotations re-v ceived today by The Fort Myers Press: FORT MYFRS WEATHER DATA Highest temperature yesterday... 71.9 Lowest tempature last night ........50.9 Rainfall, 24 hrs., to 8 a. m. ............. O Wind, N E; velocity, 8 miles. Sky Cloudy.' Barometer ,...30.16 For Florida cloudy in south and probably rain in north portion to night and Tuesday. No change In temperature' fresh easterly winds. AUTO LICENSES .MUST BE PAID Owners of automobiles who have not received 6r paid for state automobile license' tags for 1922 by February 1, will be arrested, Sheriff F. B. Tippins announced today, on receipt of infor mation from Ernest Amos, state comp troller, that all orders are filled 'and tags sent out the same day remittances and applications are received. -The comptroller directs the sheriffs to be vigorous in enforcement of the state law-and not to accept any excuse trom motorists tor failure to show the 1922 license on their cars. Prior warnings have been given by Sheriff Tippins, and he feels that now, after the lapse of (wo months, no valid excuse can be given by any car owner for failure to make remittance to Tal lahassee. County Judge N. G. Stout, before whom arrested persons will be taken,' has no discretion In the matter and will be required to impose the penalties stated in the law. IB CHICAGO CITRUS SALE, JAN. 27. Florida Crapefrnlt. .. . Capidome RusBet . ... i ... 4 ;;v,.?3.40 ; Stripes' Russet 3.84 Crown Jewel Brlghts. .......... 3.46 Crown Jewel Golden.'.......... 3.09 Crown Jewel Russet. 2.63 Crown Brlghts ................. 3.95 .;. Crow Golden .'. 3.70 . Crow Russet .... .'. 3.35 ? Invincible Brlghts 350 Invincible Goldens .............2.83 Invincible Russet . . ............ 2.50 v Lucerne Russet ......... 3.20 Aero Bright 3.19 Aero'Russet ....'..I....:..'. 2.75 Blue Ribbon .... 3-43 Red Ribbon -30 Florida Oranges - ' Mutt & Jeff Brlghts. , ,', .4.43 Mutt '& 'Jeff Golden. ; ". .'. . ; 4.17 " Oh Daddy.Golden .3.96 Capidome Brlghts ...;.......... 5.10 ; Capidome Golden.........'....... 4-77 Capidome Russet . . r. f, ; . . . i 4.00 Nigger Baby Golden ....... 4.33 Florida Russet ;. , ; 3.68 Oh Boy Golden 3.90 Oh Boy Russet JACKSONVILLE, Jan. 30. (Associ ated Press) Eliptherios Venizelos, W ar Premier of Greece, and his party left here today on the Atlantic Coast Lines' "Pinellas Special" lor Tarpon Springs, to be the guests of honor at celebration being arranged by the Greeks of that community. A dinner in his honor will be given tonight, and aboard the flagship of the sponge fishing fleet tomorrow Premier Venizelos will go to the spone fishing grounds. TAXTOMIME REHEABSAL A rehearsal for "All in a Garden Fair," the musical pantomime will be held at 7 o'clock tonight at Mrs. Satchell's home. "Yew Hedge," "Roses," and "Clouds" will rehearse tonight. "Violets," "Marguerites", and Daffodils" Tuesday night, at the High School, at 7 : oclock. These groups will rehearse in the order named, and every performer is asked to be prompt Episcopal Church in United States Enjoys Healthy browth According to Figures at Hand An increase of 310,481,129.56 in con-j tributlcns tor all purposes to the Episcopal Church In the United States was reported In 1921, according to figures printed in The Living Church Annual for 1922, just issued. The total contributions reported were $34,873,221.20, as against $24,392,091.64 for the previous year, an increase of more than 40 per cent. The total number of communicants in the church, according to the report, is 1,104,029, an increase of 7,134 over the previous year. These are grouped in 8,324 parishes and missions. There are 6,011 clergy, as against 6,937 the year before; 344 candidates for, the ministry, as aganlst 310, and 405 postn lants, as against 3S8. . Theretare 444,242 Sunday school scholars, a gain of 26,547, under 48,970 teachers, a gain of 315. Progress made during the year Is indicated by the increase In the number of baptisms and confirmations. There were 72.246 baptisms, a gain of 6,649, and 1.881 confirmations, a gain of 11,102. The remarkable record indicated by these figures Is ascribed to the nation-wide campaign, which was launched In 1919 for the express purpose of spreading information and awakening Interest, particularly in general missionary work. An interesting fact reported Is that, "Whereas, prior to the nation-wide campaign 10 per cent of the clergy were receiving $1,000 or less, the minimum salary prevailing In most dioceses today Is not less than $1,500 and a house." It Is estimated that the salaries of the clergy were Increased in an amount not less than $1,000,000, SEW YORK CITBCS SALE, JAIf. 20 ; . . Florida Oranges Derby Winner Brlghts!. ... $4.90 , Derby Winner, Golden........... 4.39 Blue Goose Brights (Indian RIv.) 5.87 Blue Goose Golden (Indian Rlv.) 5.50 ' Crosby & Wartman" Fancy Pineapple 6.35 Crosby & Wartmaa Bright. 4.63 Crosby & Wartman Golden.,..'.. 4.23 Deerfield Nol 1 Bright Indian Rlv- ' er Pineapple 5-75 Deerfield ; Golden Indian . River ; r Pineapple -58 Nevin's Green Label Fancy ' In- ' dlan River Pineapple .......... 6.39 Nevin's Green Label Bright In dian River Pineapple.......... 6.30 Nevin's. Green Label Golden In dian' River Pineapple. . ........ Confidence Bright , Indian River Pineapple ..... I....... ....... 5.30 Confidence Golden Indlan River ; Pineapple -,,..,..;........ Allapatahatchee Fancy, Indian . P( PInMnnI 6.47 Allapatahatchee Bright Indian . River Pineapple .............. 5.97 Allapatahatchee Golden ' Indian ., River Tlneapple 5.15 Florida urapemm , Blue Goose Indian River Bright.. $4.89 Blue Goose Indian River Golden.. 4.13 Our Chief No. 1 Bright.......... 3.45 Our Chief Golden 2.96 Lucerne Bright ...;.(............ 2.88 Lucerne Golden 2.58 Lucerne Russet 2.19 rwkpra' Brieht 3.70 TAMIAMI TRAIL- WORK ADVANCES The McCreary Construction Com pany has a Marlon steam shovel on Tamlami Trail construction work at a point twenty-two miles out from Miami and is making 200 to 400 feet a day. R. A. ' Coachman of Miami, member of the Dade County Board of County Commissioners, reports. Rock ls' Vithln eighteen inches of the surface, outcropping to the west, and a point will be reached shortly where no more work will have to be done by the steam shovel, as automobiles can run across the prairie on the rock. Tamlami Trail construction is now extending Into an unsurveyed district known as "No Man's Land," as it Is not known what county that area Is In. It Is In this area that there is an outcropping of rock over which auto mobiles can run without the need of any Immediate construction work for a road, and this extends Into Lee county, where a grade has been thrown up for that end of Tamlami Trail.. Lee county's participation in com' pletion of Tamtam! Trail Is now ur gently needed, Mr. Coachman says, in order that there may be a direct route across the south end or me state. Chickers' Golden . ........ 3.53 Checkers' Plain .". 2.62 Crow Brights 3.00 Crow Goldens .....:............ 2.56 Crow Russet 2.27 HILADELriHA CITRIS MARKET,, ; Florida Oranges Favorite Brights $3.43 Favorite Golden ................ 3.41 Favorite Russet 3.16 Invincible Bright 3-52 Invincible Golden ............... 3.25 Invincible Russet ............... 2.96 Florida Grapefruit Isleworth Bright 3.24 Isle worth Golden 3.04 Coat of Arms............. 2.62 Pride Indian River Golden 3.24 Pride Indian River Russet....... 3.05 Caloosahatchee Bright 2.93 Caloosahatchee Golden .......... 2.79 Caloosahatchee Russet 2.24 These quotations are from the New York Dally Fruit Reporter, Chicago Fruit and Vegetable Reporter and other authentic sources of Information. SO W05DEB 5 AT 83IILES! Dr. Nat II. Hunter, proprietor of Hunter's - Drug Store, and Mrs. Hunter are the parents ot a floe baby t

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