10-20k cards to be sent out - 1911
& KNIGHT TONSOFCAISTO E BE MA L D MONDAY TAMPA WILL SEND MANY THOlh SANDS TO THE NORTH Postoffice Here Will Receive Quantities Today and Sunday, Stamp Monday and Send That Day Tons of post cards will be sent from Florida to points all over the world Monday and Tampa will send at least her full quota. The Board of Trade is arranging to mall 15,000 to 20,000 and moat of these will go to the postoffice today and tomorrow. be btamped Monday and be in readiness to start out on the first mail Monday morning. This method of mailing was suggested by Secretary Powell and the postal authorities concurred readily, issuing an invitation to all those firms and Individuals who intend mail ing large quantities to get them in early and have thera ready for mailing Monday. Tampa lias taken unusual interest in Post Card Day and thousands have been printed by local offices for differ ent land companies operating here. The Board of Trade card is a com prehensive picture of a composite na ture and this, together with that to be sent out by Col.- T. M. Wier, was described in The Tribune recently, C ol. ier's card is of unusual beautv. showing the heart in colors, with Tampa in the center. The Tamna and Tarpon Springs Land Comnanv win send out a large folder, the in side of which contains group pictures cf scenes of great interest and beauty, ine Tampa my Land Company will mail many thousand cards and-other companies will be close in quantity sent out. liut the land companies are not alone in the work. Many commercial houses and at least one theater, the Poinciana, have taken advantage of the day to advertise. . The Tamna T r ,7 .. 1 1 . . iioiunaie uuiupuny nas purcnased a great quantity of cards and is distrib uting them to all who will mail them out. Private individuals also are taking a great interest and thousands will go out m lots of five, ten or twenty to friends throughout the Northern fciates. Oth er Towns Follow Suit Several cards have been sent Secre lary jt'oweii or the Tampa Board of irade, from towns throughout South Florida, and samples of what those towns will send out, Tha Bartow vouner-iniormant has Issued a card with a cut of its building and other Bartow people have Individual carr?a ine s-an Mateo Fruit Company ha: prepared a card showing the famous grove under lath shade on the banka of the river at San Matpo. Ijlrcianri will send out a large number, wi Haven has some esDeciallv nrnarori lor ine ciay, and other towns aro in line with the movement. Editor Ernest B. Simmons of the rori .ueaae reader, was in Tampa raiciuay ana ne stated that Fort Meade will send out several thousand cards. He has printed 1,000 cards for one land company there and has orders for several other lots, some running well into the hundreds. Taking the reported sections of South Florida as a basis, it is probable that at least two million cards will be mailed from Florida to different addresses on the day set aside for this purpose by Governor Gilchrist after Secretary P6well had started th movement for Tampa, and that it will be an advertisement of incalculable value is evidenced by the manner in which it has been recognized by those who are spending thousands of dollars In advertising and the manner in which it has aroused interest in other sections of the country. '