Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 1944 · 10
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Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida · 10

St. Petersburg, Florida
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Sunday, October 22, 1944
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10 THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, SUNDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1944 STATE State's Storm-Devastated Citrus and Vegetable Men Are Offered Federal Help By The Associated Press Citrus commission officials and the office of price administration are striving to help alleviate the losses suffered by citrus and vegetable growers as a result of the 2, hurricane last week. Members of the ilonaa delegation in Washington have asked for an immediate survey of the damage, reconsideration by the office of price administration on price ceilings and relaxation by the war production board of restrictions on time to enable the salvage of fruit. Texas State Commissioner of Agriculture J. S. McDonald, to further aid Florida citrus men has requested Texas growers to "cut shipments to the bone" to enable the growers of Florida to get damaged crops off the ground and to the markets. In making- the request to the Texas growers McDonald reminded them of the 1933 hurricane that struck the Texas Rio Grande valley with Florida halting all shipments allowing the Texas growers to salvage thousands of dollars worth of fruit. Governor Holland is pessimistic, however, of the amount of fruit that can be salvaged, pointing out many canneries are not ready to open. Warm weather following the storm means the time in which the utilization of any dropped fruit can be made is limited. Charles H. Walker, president of the citrus exchange has advised growers to wait until new ceiling prices are announced before selling fruit for future shipments or canning. He said there will be an unprecedented demand for the remaining fruit at prices higher than the present ceiling and growers should receive the full advantage of these higher market values. In asking for an immediate in crease in price ceilings the Flor ida Citrus exchange pointed out that the law provides for ad justments when there is a crop disaster. Top ranking OPA and WFA officials have requested the state department of agriculture for an estimate of crop report damages to be available by Monday, indicating that these federal agencies are geared for action in granting revisions of price reilings immediately. Some growers, meanwhile, have urged the citrus commission and growers administrative committee to continue the present maturity, grade and size regulations. It Is their contention that it would be better for the industry to take losses rather than send inferior and storm damaged fruit to market under the excuse of an emergency. On the other hand others are asking that there be a relaxation of the regulations. As yet there have been no accu rate and reliable estimates on the loss. However, it is known that the heaviest producing sections were the hardest hit. In some parts of Polk and Orange ounties it is reported that bu or 75 per cent of the grapefruit and 15 to 30 per cent of the early oranges were blown from the trees. There will be a further drop of damaged fruit and a heavy splitting of Valencias is reported due to excessive rains. Only meager reports have been received on the damage suffered by trees, but in some sections it is said that seedlings have been hard hit. Gov, Holland in Tallahassee said that about 25 per cent of the trees planted in his family grove at Bartow in 1881 have been destroyed. Damage from the storm is not! confined to the present crop. Loss of trees will be reflected in the production for the next several years. Figures released yesterday by the state citrus inspection bu reau at Winter Haven beleaved that to date this season 1,082,464 boxes of grapefruit aand 1,061,-851 boxes of oranges have been shipped. These figures represent 5,360 cars of fruit. Prior to the hurricane last week it had been estimated that the citrus crop for the state this year was the greatest ever pro duced 27.000,000 boxes of oranges, 36.000,000 boxes of grapefruit and 400,000 boxes of tangerines. mm qui. illinium. 'I Jivw i.l mi l null,"" uhmiiii imn.ini wn"wimn. W""'". ' r- i V. - ' ' ' i .. - ; 4 i , , zA fV4 . - t -fpft l ...i............,,,,. ,y.&.f V- .-...-. -,w .a. v,,, ..,.v.MtfLnWrtv.-..v:.w.ai-A BROTHERS TAKE BASIC TRAINING TOGETHER Four of the McLean brothers, (left to right) Pvts. Ben, Bill, James and Sam, held a family re union at Keesler Field, Miss., recently when, much to their own surprise, they found themselves together in the same organization taking basic training at this Army Air Forces Training Command S tation. They enjoyed talking over the hometown news in front of their barracks. The four brothe rs are sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McLean of Ocala, Fla. This is an official Army Air Force photo. ON THE RECORD By Dorothy Thompson Seatrain Ferry Change Protested JACKSONVILLE. U.R) Officials of the state chamber of commerce yesterday lodged a vigorous protest to the war shipping administration order transferring operations of the car ferry "New Orleans," that operates between Port Everglades and Havana, to a new route between New Orleans and Cuba- Executive Vice President Har old Colee yesterday telegraphed the chambers' protest to Senators Charles O. Andrews and Claude Pepper and Congressman Pat Cannon of Miami. Colee said that the Seatrain Management Corp., which has operated the ferry for the past two years," has provided onlv substantial service between Ha vana and Florida. The new move is not a "wise decision," he said, "as the Sea train could make twice as many trips and handle twice as many railroad cars in the same time operating only 230 miles from Port Everglades and Havana, as compared with 603 miles from Havana to New Orleans." WHAT A RELIEF! PORTSMOUTH, N. H. flJ.P.) It was the same old story for Attorney Harold M. Smith, who nearly suffered a complete physi-cai collapse while trying to row hie boat against the strong current of the Piscataqua river. After he lilted his anchor. Smith found the current wasn't nearly so strong. iVJMk. Ik. I " !. !. L. 1 U-. if."u"' ith showers, newly dec-iiiH3'0' centrally lo-l STr'Xcoted- Hotel Oennit Grill U III- PODin in November. Fourth St. No. and 3rd Ave. NOW' OPEN FOR THE SEASON In the Heart of Touriit Activity 145 Sunny Rooms Phone 7754 BEATS THE NAVY r BOSTON. URi Since Joining the Army, Pfc. Pierre W. Lelaby of Boston has visited 17 countries and the Solomon Islands. ADVERTISKMEXT Gelling Up flights MakesManyFeelOld Do you suffer from Getting Up Mehts, Backache, Nervousness, Leg Pains, Dizzl-Swollen Ankles. Rheumstio Pains, S rl Weakness, Painful Passaees, or feel om and run-down, due to non-organic and non-systemic Kidney and Bladder troubles? If o, here is good news: The very first dare ; Cyite (a physician's prescription! usu-Jlly goes right to work helping the Kidney flush out excess acids and wastes which may have caused your trouble. So take Cyjtex exactly as directed and watch for quick help nJ a rapid Increase In pep. more youthful feeling and Joy of living. Cystex must surprise and delight you and satisfy completely or you simply return the empty package and your money back Is guaranteed. Don't euffer another day without trying Cystex only iic. Tear thit out: tekt to your dniwiit: e ture to get genuine, guaranteti Cystex. Governor Dewey's Self-Dug Pitfalls Jax Storm Loss Half Million JACKSONVILLE (U.P) May or John T. Alsop yesterday set $500,000 as the absolute minimum valuation of the damage suffered by Jacksonville in the recent hurricane with the replacement of city electric light wires and the clearing of streets and sewers as the principal costs. Duval County Engineer Arthur N. Sollee said that county roads and bridges received heavy damage. The greatest damages comprised road washouts and washed out bridge foundations. The estimated cost of road and bridge damages , was placed at $50,000 with many weeks of repair work ahead under the present labor situation, he said. Beach officials at Jacksonville Beach said that the damage there reached at least $50,000, while Fernandina and Fernandina Beach damages were placed at an estimated cost of $100,000. Rpawalls at both beach areas were extensively damaged and tree, shrubbery and home damage accounted for the rest. Gl Brushes Up On Answers Red Cross Sets Up Aid Station TAMPA. (P) Red Cross re lief headquarters for Florida have been established here under di rection of Ray Schaeffer, area as sistant manager. Schaeffer has assigned an ex perienced staff of national disaster workers to points in the stale most affected by the hurricane, with instructions to assist local chapters in administering needed relief to storm victims. M. A. L. Gardner, Red Cross building construction expert, als' has been assigned to the Florida hurricane area to assist in procuring essential materials requiring priorities. CALCUTTA. India U.R) The patients in ward B-2 of the U. S. f army hospital had just linisneci their noonday meal and were j settling back for their afternoon's J nap. The ward's nurse, 1st Lt. Anne i Burkley, was busy charting her ! patients' progress when above the j clatter of dishes and silverware being washed in the hospital kit- ; chen across the court, she heard i the following: ' "Yes, dear ... no. dear ... all i right, dear . . . yes, dear." She stepped in to investigate j these words coming from the room that was usually occupied by a Gl on kitchen police. "Whom are you talking to, corporal?" she asked. The soldier, working away at his duties of scrubbing trays and ; sc aping a w a y food replied, 1 "Nobody, ma'am I was just practicing." If Ruptured This Out Ship to Be Named Wendell Wilikie PANAMA CITY (VP) A Liberty ship to be launched at the Wainwright yard early in December will be named for Wendell L. Wilikie, it was announced by the yard on receipt of advice from the U. S. maritime commission. Mrs. Wilikie, widow of the 1940 Republican presidential candidate, is being invited to christen the ship, which will be the seventy-fourth launched at the local yard. By DOROTHY THOMPSON Assuming that Governor Dewey thipks he is going to be the next president of the United States, he is laying some dangerous traps for himself. For as president he would have to deal with some of the greatest problems that ever faced an administration, and he seems busy cutting from under his own feet any rational solutions of thejn. Governor Dewey has been at tacking administration demobil ization plans, and quoting Frederick A. Delano's planning board report as evidence for the ac cusation that the administration is planning to hold men in the army after hostilities have ceased, because it is incompetent to deal with the re-employment problem. This is only another of the gov ernors assertions, in which the truth is not only distorted, but meanings are diametrically reversed. For the Delano report Is a thoughtful, common-sense attempt to deal constructively with a gigantic problem: that of releasing: millions of service men Into civilian life under such conditions that they will have reasonable expectation of finding employment, at decent wages. The report recognizes, what is obvious, that there Is a connection between the rate of demobilization and the rate of re-employment. It recommends, as the first measure, the stimulation of employment opportunities, with the object of making demobilization "as rapid and smooth as possible,'" but recognizes that demobilization will have to occur in proportion to the abscrptive power of industry. Now that is so reasonable that one must cither be extremely stupid not to see it, or there must be another idea in an opponent's mind. Swift demobilization Is a very attractive slogan for all the families who want their boys back and that is every family. It is certainly a much more popular slogan than would be "immediate and drastic reduction of wages upon the cessation of hostilities!" But, in fact, the two formulas are synonymous. For if millions of service men were demobilized en masse to compete ruthlessly with each other and the existing labor force for an inadequate number of jobs, what would inevitably happen would be a depression of wages to the subsistence level. Such a huge influx of surplus and un organized labor would smash the trade union system. But It would also crush the purchasing power of the nation, bring depression, and start the whole economy on a downward spiral. And it would bring bitter disillusionment to millions of soldiers, who have not fought this war for that kind of a future. This idea of depressing: wages immediately after the war is a pet one of industrial die-hards, who have seemed bent, for the last 20 years, in bringing about all over the world just the thing they are afraid of a revolutionary situation. The anti-labor propaganda of opponents of this administration has already given service men a very exaggerated notion of what the average American worker is earning during this war. The men are therefore going to come home to considerable disillusionment anyhow. Many who have been demobilized, and, gone to work in war plants, have been chagrined to find that they aren't able to take home anything like the pay-checks they had anticipated. The service men are young, and their experience has not made them resigned to the acceptance of anything. For a stable society the greatest of all tasks is to reintegrate soldiers long uprooted from the civilian economy and society. Many of them are long ing to marry. All of them want to get on with their interrupted lives. A majority of them will come back from areas where social institutions are swiftly changing. And if then, they were demobilized en masse, with out regard to existing job opportunities, they would not only be confronted with radical readjust ment to something less than their expectations, but by a terrible shock only comparable to the one that shook the nation in 1929. Every young man, returning from a battle front, has a problem of reorientation, and the first three months are the most decisive. A man who has risked death is inclined to radical solutions of things. If our industrial leaders have not lost their minds, they will do everything to facilitate their reorientation in an atmosphere of security, honor, and dignity. And certainly it Is better for a man to wear the uniform of the United States a few months longer than to find himself an outcast in the economy be has fought to protect, turned away from employment agencies, or in overalls raking leaves. Such election propaganda can create a psychotic condition about swift demobilization, and if Governor Dewey, as president, should have to deal with it, then God help him and God help America. Firemen's College To Open in Miami MIAMI. (P) More than 200 firemen from Georgia, North and South Carolina and Florida, as well as members of military units will attend the fourteenth annual Florida state firemen's college scheduled to open Monday, Miami Fire Chief Henry R. Chase said yesterday. Lectures, demonstrations, ana nractice in latest fire-fighting methods. dIus general discussions of fire problems will feature the five-day session. Miss De Havilland at War Front A SOUTH PACIFIC BASE.- P)Oiivia de Havilland, Amer ican film star touring racinc armv hasps, is ill with pneu monia, the army hospital here disclosed yesterday. Her conai tion was reported satisfactory. No complications had do veloped and she was making nor mal improvement. FILM ON PHONE COURTESY CHICAGO. (U.P.) A sound movie on better telephone manners was shown recently to groups of Kansas City, Mo., city employes. The film was shown by the personnel department in co operation with the telephone company, the civil service assembly reports. The project is part of the city's program to imDrove service to the public and to cre ate the most favorable impression toward the city hall and its em ployes. ADVERTISEMENT ALE Restaurant Equipment Tables, chairs, 150 doz. Shenongo china, silverware, tray stands, refrigerators, cooking utensils, pots, Vulcan ranges, coffee urns, crocks, aluminum trays, electric baking oven, stainless steel roll warmer, stainless steel pans, electric Friolators, steam table, linen baskets, Fearless dish washing machine, General Electric radio (short wave), heavy duty rubber floor runners, chair covers, Bric-a-brac, some Czechoslovakia vases, cut' glass. Southland Restaurant 15 Sixth Street South Phone 8403 Storm HERE'S A TIP FOR COLD CLOGGED NOSE Open up stuffy, cold-clogged nose with 2 drops Pcnetro Nose Drops in each nostril. Breathe freer, almost instantly. Caution: Use only as directed. Get PENETR0 N0SEJDR0PS You're Not Too Old to Feel Young This is a message tor men who have known life out no longer find it thrilling because of the lack of certain vitamins and hormones. Tromone, a recent medical discovery combining vitamins and hormones may multiply the vim ond zest and enjoyment you once knew. Your whole approach, your whole attitude toward life, may improve when you begin to use Tromone. Now it may be possible tor middle aged men to again enjoy the same spirit vitality and pleasures that made their youtn a thing to remember. Added years may not subtract from your pleasures when you use Tromone, the new medical formula combining vitamins and hormones. Follow directions on label. Tromone for sale by Webb's Cut Rate Drug Store and druggists everywhere. Good Government For Pinellas County NEITHER ROOSEVELT NOR DEWEY CAN PROVIDE GOOD COUNTY OFFICIALS FOR US. WE MUST DO THAT OURSELVES. The Issue Is 5. Try Modern Protection Provides Great Comfort nd Holding Security Without Torturous Truss Wearing lilHi'jnlQ H. mcuCTCM TAX SPENDERS Do You Want Tax Spenders Who : 1. Boast long incumbency. 2. Boast of Tax-spending. 3. Boast of routine projects. 4. Purchase Plymouth automobiles for private use wnn your tax money. Have a Court House machine which dictates how you must register. Have the same Machine direct you to vote a straight Democratic ticket to keep them in office. Support this same Court House machine which does not allow equal representation on Election Boards at the Polls. Work for this same Machine which turns in no names of registered Republicans for jury duty. Support this Court House Machine which is opposed to Voting Machines. Have been in too long. VERSUS OR 1. 2. 4. 5. 8. 9. 10. 6. 8. 10. PUBLIC SERVANTS Do You Wont Public Servants; Who Advocate: Full money's worth to the taxpayer. A permanent registration system not controlled by any political machine. Voting Machines for speed and accuracy, to make unnecessary any suspicions of chicanery. Equitable appraisals for tax purposes to prevent suspicions and charges of favoritism. Retention of Homestead Exemption Amendment which some of the tax-spenders now threaten. Conservation and utilization of fresh water supplies. A CITIZENS' Post-War Program that is not only for special groups. Equal representation in County government according to population. Making the Tax System understandable and convenient such as is now being done in other Counties of metropolitan areas. ABOVE ALL HONESTY AND INTEGRITY. An "ty openinr:" revelation In Mrifiible and comfortable reducible rupture protection may be yours for the akin. without cost or obligation. Smiplv 'nd name and address to William S. Rice, Inc.. Dept. 228-L,. AiJaina N V.. and (ml details of (he Mi anrl different Hue Method will be ncnt von Ktee. Without haid flr?h Kii;inR ada ir lormntinK pressure, luie'a a Support that lias brought my and comlort to thousands by releasing (hem from Trusses with" "prints and Hiaps tlia( hind and cut. Designed !o finely hold a rupture up and In where It belonpa and yet give freedom of bodv and genuine comfort for full information write today 1 VOTE FOR THE GOOD GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES ON NOVEMBER 7 Obtain Booklet for Dctoili at Republican Headquarters, SS4 First Avenue North Clerk of Court: Harold W. Reeves Tax Assessor: David P. Decker Tax Collector Charles O. Parks County Commissioners: First District: James G. Wilson Second District: Charles A. Clark Third District: B. E. Shaffer Fourth District: Lester Dicus Fifth District: Walter Topliff PINELLAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE (Paid Political Advartittmtnt) NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:- Unfortunate for us, fortunate for buyers, is the fact that some of our stock was damaged in the recent hurricane when plate glass show windows and upstairs windows went out in the storm. We are willing to take our loss now-dispose of this damaged stock before the week is out. In many cases the damage is so slight as to be barely noticeable-but all of it is thrown on the market at a big reduction from our former prices. Early buyers will save handsomely on this merchandise-where a little buys a lot of value. E. J. HUNT Manager $45.00 $59.50 Platform EASY CHAIRS ROCKERS 29 5Q $39.50 Overstuffed MATTRESSES CHAIRS F $2650 $1975 $149.30 2-Pc. Overstuffed V.SO 3-Pc. Solid Maple LIVING ROOM LIVING ROOM SUITES SfJCJSO SUITES SgCJSO $79 50 $124.50 CHIFFEROBES BUNK BEDS Complete with ( f? (ptr $ 3 950 10 $950 fSO 25 RUGS Inp 9l12 ODD CHAIRS lniQC ib ffnO! Make Us An Offer "'y"'t0,?Ay They Are Priced to Sell. OF ST. PETEBSBURG THIRTEENTH and CENTRAL

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