Fort Myers Press, May 31, 1922

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GET-TOGETHER GET-TOGETHER GET-TOGETHER PLAN PIKED FOR El MYERS KIwanians builders, they are held their regular weekly luncheon today at the Riverview Hotel. The luncheon was significant because because it marked the era of a new order of things that may permit Fort Myers to expand as she "belongs to," as the saying is. Without fuss or feathers, Kiwanian H. C. Case offered a get-to get-to get-to gether program to be submitted to the several organizations of this city which, when carried out, will weld the several disconnected links here into one strong municipal chain. By unanimous vote the Club adopted the following communication drawn up by Kiwanian Case at the suggestion of the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club, signed by the Kiwanis president and addressed to organizations here as follows: The Board of Trade, Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Board of County Commissioners, Commission ers of the City of Fort Myers, Fifty Thousand Club, Lee County Motor Club, Business and Professional Wo men 8 CJub, woman's Club of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Realtors Associa tion, Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Musical and Dramatic Club and the Civic League: "Every one of the organizations named above is working in its own way for the advancement of the best interests of Fort Myers and Lee County. County. It is natural that people should desire to associate with others who are congenial, in whom they have confidence, and who have similar aims and ideals. Thus each organization has its particular mission to fulfill for the common good. "One thing- thing- alone prevents the attainment attainment of effective results for the community as a whole LACK OF TEAM WORK. - ..- "The underlying reason for this LACK OF TEAM WORK Is LACK OF CONFIDENCE, born in its turn of LACK OF ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE AIMS AND PURPOSES OF EACH ORGANIZATION IN SPONSORING SPONSORING SPECIFIC PROJECTS. "This trouble can be corrected by PUBLICITY and by the exchange of ideas as between organizations and the full and free discussion of proposed proposed measures. "The KIWANIS CLUB of Fort Myers, whose motto is "WE BUILD," can conceive of no greater service it can render to the people of Fort Myers and Lee County than to be Instrumental Instrumental in welding these several organizations into ONE SPLENDID TEAM, preserving the initiative and individuality of its members, but working as a unit on all measures of real merit for the public good. "We have a definite plan of operation operation to offer as a basis for discussion, and extend to you a cordial and urgent invitation to send one representative from your body to meet with representatives representatives from each of the other organizations, organizations, for the purpose of establishing establishing a common ground upon which we can all stand together and work for the good of the community as a whole. "It is our thought that this committee committee will establish a method for the systematic exchange of ideas and explanation of projects and for the greatest possible measure of publicity, publicity, to the end that present misunderstandings misunderstandings may be eliminated and that the confidence of each group in the integrity, sincerity and honesty of purpose of every other group may be established upon a firm basis. "Please clothee your delegate with power to act in the formation of a Central Committee which will act as a clearing house for measures and projects advocated by each group, and as a Bteering committee for the accomplishment accomplishment of any definite project project upon which an agreement for united action may be reached after referring the matter back to the var- var- inn. rrminn for endorsement, we ask, for obvious reasons, that you select a delegate whom you have reason to believe will be personna grata to the delegates who will probably be select ed from the other organizations, as the success of this effort depends the oersonnel of this la is t - - initial committee. v ara nrraneine for this first meeting at the Riverview Cafe at 6:30 p. m., on the evening of June the 8th, the delegates being the guesta ot the .Kiwanis Club. After dinner adjournment adjournment will be taken to the parlor for a business meeting. May we have aeHurance that you will be represented an! that In extending this invitation SI l "5 ) 4 This plane with 150 quarta of ICroton. N. T. State police ccntlsc&ied BRITAIN'S ATTITUDE TOWARD IRELAND EXPLAINED AGAIN ' TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS LONDON, May - 31. (Associated Press) Secretary Churchill, In the course of debate after his statement on the Irish situation reiterated in the House of Commons today that Great Britain would not tolerate the establishment of a Republic In Ireland. Ireland. He said that British troops remaining remaining In Dublin were militarily se-sure se-sure se-sure and awaiting eventualities In the event the Republic is set up. He said the intention of the British Government would be to bold Dublin as one of the preliminary aind essential essential steps ot military operations. HEB MOTHER OBJECTS Mrs. McConnlck Doenst Want Mallillde to Xarry a Foreigner " CHICAGO, , May 31. (Associated Press) Mrs. Edith - Rockefeller, Mc-Cormick Mc-Cormick Mc-Cormick will ask court action to pre vent the marriage of her daughter, Mathilde McCormick to Max Oser, the Swiss Riding School Master, In a state ment to be presented to the court today. today. She makes no objection to the appointement of her divorced husband as Mathilde's guardian but she pro tests against the International mar riage. ... ... T-. T-. T-. we are only giving voice to your own desire for united action?" Copies of the above letters will be sent to the presidents of the several organizations. A committee made up of KIwanians Case, L. C. Curtrlght and Morton M. Milford was appointed to explain to the several organisations the aims and purposes of this coordination coordination plan. The Club's members each pledged himself to write a letter to Mr. Lyman Delano, Executive Vice-president Vice-president Vice-president bt the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Company at Wilmington, N. C, within the next twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four hours urging him to provide a new passenger station ! for Fort Myers before the next tourist season commences. Kiwanian Walter O. Sheppard and President Dick Richards Richards were among those that pointed out that nothing is more important here at this time than the completion at this time of tbe new passenger station. It was brought out that there are 23 members who have not missed a Club luncheon and for that reason their attendance record is 100 per cent. The attendance p'rize given today by President Richards was won by himself. himself. It was a box ot cigars and at the second drawing Mrs. John Scott, a guest of honor, won It. Kiwanian Richards announced that Mrs. Scott could exchange the prize for a bottle of perfume at the Royal Palm Pharmacy. Pharmacy. Kiwanian Martin Shultz and Kiwan ian Cy Stewart occupied the Bachelors Table near the door. Another place at that table had been prepared for Kiwanian Jimmle Tooke but he failed to show up. This trio is made up ot the only unmarried men in the Club. Guests at the luncheon today were: the Rev. O. A. Thrower, pastor of the First Methodist Church who delivered the Invocation; George W. Owens ot Pensacola, formerly of Fort Myers; Jack Larmon, formerly of Tampa, and Dr. Sumpter L. Lowry of Tampa, and Mrs. John Scott and Mrs. Effie Winkler Winkler Henderson of this city. Mrs. Scott sang "April Showers" beautifully, and Mrs. Henderson ac companied her In artistic fashion Forty-three Forty-three Forty-three attended today's luncheon. On the exenlng ot June 21st the Fort Myers Kiwanis Club will receive Its charter. A dinner will be given at 6:30 o'clock on that night to which will be invited the ladies. The Kiwanis Club is functioning in great shape. Good fellowship Is one 0f its big features,

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