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OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1920
Ocala Evening Star
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Editor Star: You have an editorial
iii your issue of Saturday in reference
to the wearing of the army uniform
by ex-soldiers. I think that you make
a mistake in the advice that you give
to the men who were in service. You
are wrong, I think, in saying that
regulations govern men in the army,
not citizens, if you mean by thisthat
the government shall, not say whether
its citizens shall wear the uniform
prescribed for its soldiers. : ....
The dignity of the uniform must be
preserved. It seems to me that it de
tracts something from the uniform,
cr rather from the regard in which it
is held, to have it .worn as a pair' of
overalls, for example. It is proper, for
instance, that the government should
proniDit ine use oi unuorms similar
to the army uniforms by bell toys.
But apart from opinion, permit me
to quote the following, from the laws
enacted by the Congress of the United
States: - - ,'
"It is unlawful for anyone not. a
member of the army, navy or marine
corps to wear the uniform, any 'dis
tinctive part of the uniform any part
cf which is similar to a distinctive
part of the regulation uniform. ,
, "Exceptions to this general provis
ion are: ;
"Mpmliprs of societies comnosed
entirely of honorably discharged offi
cers and men may wear the uniform
on occasions of ceremony, but must
have some distinctive mark on it and
much not wear any insignia of rank.
"Honorably discharged officers may
wear, on occasions of ceremony, the
uniform of the highest grade they
held. . ' 1 A
"Honorablv discharged men are
lowed to wear the uniform from
place of discharge to their homes,
during a period of three months; but
on reaching home within this period
must immediately divest themselves of
the uniform. ,
"Persons representing a military
character in a theatrical or moving
picture performance may wear the
uniform during that performance,
providing it does not tend to bring
discredit on the service.
"Instructors and members of cadet
corps may wear the uniform pre
scribed for their corps.
"Members of the Boy Scouts, Naval
Militia and similar organizations may
wear the uniform of their organiza
tions. ' '
"Members of the National Guard
may wear the uniform prescribed for
It is evident that these regulations
apply to civilians.
Undoubtedly it may be a hardship
on some to have a number of uni
forms out of which they can get no
service. But here is the law,' and the
law should be obeyed. Moreover, the
government has the power to enforce
these laws. Respectfully, '
Louis H. Chazal.
The government has the power to
do many things that' it should do and
doesn't do. One of these things is
that it doesn't demand f or the wear
ers of its uniform the respect due
them not only as soldiers and sailors
but as men. There are a. number of
hotels," theaters and other public
places in the United States where a
profiteer, a slacker, a gambler, a
wanton or any thing with money and
in civilian clothes can enter, alongside
of the most respected men, and wom
en, but.if a clean, well set up and wTell
behaved man in the -uniform of a pri
vate soldier or common sailor seeks
admittance he is refused. The gov
ernment can and should make. these
places open their doors to its defend
ers, but does it ? Not so as you could
We yield to no one in our respect
: r j i .
. me umiorm anu nonor lor the
men who wear it. We think the gov
ernment is right in saying .. that ' a
man who has not served in its army
or navy shall not wear its uniform.
We think that every ex-service man
should take care of his uniform and
wear it only on ceremonial occasions
if he can. But we don't believe in
making a fetish out of the uniform or
anything else. A fetish is a bad j
thing and very much out of place in j
a republic. The fetish of the uniform i
and the clanking saber has brought!
untold misery to this world. j
The American soldiers and sailors!
who came home from the world war, j
and Jfvere honorably discharged, were
oa something of a different basis
from the regular army and navy.
They had first been told ' that they !
must return "their I uniforms; later,
they were told they might keep them.
The section of the law that Mr.; Cha
zal quotes, fbut on returning home
within this period must immediately
divest themselyes , of the uniform,"
would have it enforced set some two or
three hundred thousand men out in
the streets in their bvdees, as about
that number had no clothes but their
uniforms, and no money to buy any
others. A great many men were fined
jnd re-fined and a large proportion of
the fines were unjust until there was
coming to .ithem when discharged only
a fraction of their pay. Each had a
small bonus not enough to buy a man
a suit of clothes and pay his board
for a fortnight , in the average city.
What was the reason their, money
wouldn't go any further? Because
they .were met by an army of slackers
and profiteers, to whom the govern
ment had presented several billions
of the people's money during the war.
These creatures, wearing civilian
suits costing from a hundred dollars
up, silk shirts and toothpick shoes,
driving their own cars and rolling in
luxury, caused many a soldier to feel
like the war had not been, fought to
make democracy safe, but to give
every extortioner, and coward in Am
erica a chance to get rich.
It, lias , been not three but twelve
months since the last member of the
A. E.. F reached home. During that
time a considerable number have used
their uniforms as tho' they were their
own property. They understood they
were. Except the overcoats, most of
the uniforms used have been worn
until they .would hardly pass muster
at any ceremonial occasion. No serv
ice man has been arrested or rebuked
for the ; practice. Suddenly it is
brought, up. If it was going to be en
forced, why didn't the enforcement
begjn with the, first troops that were
The ex-service man is a citizen. He
is not amenable to military law. Even
the United States government can't
punish him without a trial, nor can it
override the verdict of a jury. It will
find; precious few juries 4 to convict
ex-soldiers for making necessary use
of their uniforms. .
An ex-army officer tells us that if
an ex-sdidier has his overcoat, or other
parts of his uniform dyed, and army
buttons replaced with civilian buttons
that he is safe is using it. It's our
opinion that it would be an act of
foolish tyranny to try to keep him
from using it. ?
There is a great deal of very neces
sary work for the government to do.
It had better attend to it and refrain
from picayunish proceedings against
any' of the men who helped it win the
It has been correctly said that many
a true word is spoken in jest, and it
may be added that many a good man
has , been brought to prison or even
execution by, a foolish joke.
In several Florida cities lately have
appeared bands of men, . clad and
mounted in imitation of the old-time
Kuklux, riding around at night, not
doing ' any damage, but in a solemn,
mysterious manner, suggestive of ter-
rible things: Nevertheless, we have
no idea that they were anything more
than parties of men and boys out on
a larky indulging in a grim spirit of
fun, and with no intent to hurt any
body. A dispatch - says one of these
parties was riding in Orange county
the night before election. '
The next day there was a riot in
Orange two white men and several
negroes were killed. ;- Of course, the
matter was seized upon with joy by
the Southhaters, and similarly of
course' the mysterious, white robed
riders played up as positive proof of
oppression t6 the negro and rebellion
to the government. " i
There was a reason for the Kuklux
Klan fifty years ago. The Teason no
longer exists. The organization that
is now trying to obtain a standing
under that name is following a course
of incendiary foolishness. Let all our
sensible and patriotic citizens i dis
Ctfurage it. If there is real necessity
for our men to arm and ride, there
wfll.be no. time for them to wrap up
n sheets and pillow cases.
Get the habit of reading the ads.
Raising the Family "Times - and Women - have changed since Pa
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YOUR RED CROSS
... ' .
The American Red Cross, by its
Congressional charter, is officially
To furnish volunteer aid to tho
sick and wounded of armies in
time of. war, in accordance with
the conventions of Geneva.
To act in matters of voluntary
relief and as a medium of com
munication between the American
people and their Army and Navy.
; To continue'and carry on a sys
tem of national and international
relief in time of peace and to ap
ply the same in mitigating the suf
ferings caused by pestilence, famine,
fire, floods and other great calam
ities. To devise and carry on measures,
for preventing these causes of
FOURTH RED CROSS ROLL CALL
November 11-25, 1920.
Patron . .'. . 100.00
Send dues to your nearest local
FIRST AID TRAINING
TO MEN AND WOMEN
American Red Cross Is Teaching
Hundreds of Thousands Life
! The purpose of Instruction in First
Aid to the injured offered by the Amer
ican Red Cross is to train men and
women to administer First Aid' treat
ment promptly and Intelligently when
emergencies demand it. . First Aid
treatment is not intended to take the
place of a physician's service. A sur
geon should always be sumnioneed as
a precautionary measure,, where there
Is an Injury of , any consequence, but
when one cannot be secured a few min
utes' delay may mean a fatality. In
such a case a person trained in First
Aid Is invaluable not only to the in
dividual, but through him to tl;e com
'munity In which he lives.
There Is perhaps no way f ascer
taining the number of deaths or seri
ous disablements which resalt from
lack of proper safeguards or prompt
emergency treatment. - It is safe to as
sert they, number thousands daily.
. There can be-no doubt that the appli
cation of First ; Aid methods to each
case would Immeasurably lighten the
country's toll of suffering and death.
The dissemination of First Aid train
ing and information has already pro
duced a f arreaching and beneficial In
fluence In the. prevention of accidents
on railroads, In mines and In great in
dustrial concerns. -..
The benefit of a widespread knowl
edge of First Aid In the ovent of a
great disaster, such as a train wreck,
an explosion, an " earthquike, etc., is
obvious. Laymen who have had First
Aid training can render efficient as
sistance. Many lives may depend upon
such emergency care.
Red Cross First Aid work includes
(1) the formation and conduct, through
Red Cross chapters, cf classes for In
struction . In accident prevention and
First Aid to the Injured among men
and women in all communities and in
every industry ; (2) the introduction of
courses of instruction in high schools
The Red Cross Is prepared to supply
First' Aid books and equipment at rea
Every person in this country able to
do so. should. In his own interest, re
ceive Red Cross First Aid instruction.
Information about the course and In
struction classes may be had at the
nearest chapter headquarters.
. Canine Characteristic.
Once in a while you meet a man
who is like a dog. He would rather
stand still and shiver than to get out
and hustle and keep warm. Cincin
"A man's, character Is sometimes
read In bis wife's face," truly remarks
the Florence "Bulletin."
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Millions for a
One of the greatest American mHIioa
aires said to h's physician, "A million
dollars, Doctor, spot cash and no grum
bling, for a new stomach," and then
the sick man groaned and turned away.
All his wealth could not make hire
happy or contented, for happiness large
ly depends upon digestion. Without
health where does happiness come in!
After all the stomach plays a great
part in everyday life.. Without a
healthy stomach and good digestion our
blood is thin, watery and poor, our
heart action is weak, our liver does not
do its duty, and man is miserable andj
unhappy. Prevent disease by putting
the house in order and strengtLening
tie system against the germs of disease.
Br. Pierce, of the Invalids' Hotel and
Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, N. Y.,
years ago understood diseases and their
prevention, and he discovered certain
roots and herbs which were nature's
remedies, and succeeded in putting them
up in a form that could be easily pro
cured at the drug store (liquid or
ablets). This he called Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. This Dis
covery gives no false stimulation bo
i&ae it contains no alcohol or any nar
cotic. It helps digestion and the as
eindlation of such eie jaents in the food
ts axe required for the blood. It glve3
to the blood the food elements the tis
anes require. For over fifty jeju it
& ' esjoygd the confidence of the
taaikan public, 'Try it nowl '
NAVY HAS THE SHIPS AND
IS GETTING THE MEN
During the last week there were
2425 enlistments. The average enlist
ments per week for the last four
weeks is 2249. The average gain in
personnel of the navy, is 1S87 per
The navy is still short about 26,000
men, and that means that there are
several good vacancies to be ftlled. and
the men coming in now will get them.
Iiop on, boys, while there i3 still
plenty of room. For information see
the navy recruiting agent in the post
OCALA LODGE NO. 286. B. P. O. H
Ocala Lodge No. 286, Benavolert
and Protective Order of Eiim, meets
the second and four Tuesday eve
nings of each month. Visitinj; breth
ren always welcome. Lodj;o rooms,
upstairs over Troxler's and tho Book
Shop, 113 Main street.
C. Y. Miller, E. R
E. J. Crook, Secretary.
Gerig's Drug Store has instituted
"individual service" at its soda foun
For groceries and meat phone 103.
Main Street Market. l 5-Zt
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th
Oil, Gas and all accessories on hand
HUPSON : ESSEX STOHDEBAM
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KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Ocala, Lodge Nol 19. Conventions
held every ilonday evening at 7:30
o'clock at the Castle Hall, over the G.
C. Greene Co. drugstore. A cordial
welcome to visiting brothers.
J. W. Akin, C. C.
Chas. K- Sage. K. of R. & S.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
Ocala Chapter No. 29. O. E. SL,
meets at the Masonic hall the second
and fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Lillian Simmons, W. M.
Mrs. Susan Cook, Secretary.
Tulula Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F.,
meets every Tuesday evening at the
Odd Fellows hall at the corner of
ort King Ave. and Osceola St. A
warm welcome always' extended to
-isiting brothers. -
J. D. McCaskill. N. G.
H. R. Luffman, Secretary.
Fresh Car of Apples
Will sell at a
A. C. L FREIGHT DEPOT
Properly fitted" glasses
t tivp 9wav that snuint-
'S tC" ' R8 drawn unnatural
'f.C vV expressiun seen in ucict-
DR. K.J. WEIHE,
Optometrist and Optician
WM. A. TINSMAN
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Estimates Furnished Free j
Phone No. 52G, 215 W. 5th St., Ocala
PRACTICAL CARPENTER AND
CareJul estimates made on all co-
tract s ork. . Gives more and better
work fir the money than any other
contractor in the city.
O -X- j 'Z'Jr&J
PYLES & PERKINS
Funeral Directors & Einbalraers
PARLORS OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE
Two Hearses. Grey Hearse for White
Phones 555 and 225. Open All Night.
jC. Cecil Bryant j
Accoanlinrj and Auditing
PHONE 332 :
For all Classes of
Stone, Brick, Wood
J. D. IcCasMl
Phone 446. 728 Wenana St. I
A. E. GERIG
Arrival and departure of passenger
tra:ns at OCALA UNION STATION.
The following schedule figures pub
lished as information and not guar
anteed. (Eastern Standard Time)
SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILROAD
2:20 am Jacksonville-NTTork 2;10am
1:55 pm Jacksonville 1:30 pra
4:05 pm Jacksonville 4:05 pm
2:15 am Manatee- 4:05 pra
2:1b am Tampa 2:15 am
1:50 pm Tampa-Manatee 1:35 pm
4:05 pm Tampa-St. Petrsbrg 4:05 pm
ATLANTIC COAST LINE R. R.
2:12 pm Jacksonville-N'York 2:48 am
1:45 pm Jksonville-Gainsville 3:35 pm
6:42 am Jksonville-Gnesville 10:13 pm
2:42 am St.Petsbrg-Lakeland 2:12 am
3:35 pm St.Petsbrg-Lakeland 1:25 pm
7:10 am Dunnellon-Wilcox
7:25 am Dunellon-Lkeland 11:03 pm
3:25 pm Homosassa 1:30 pm
10:13pm Leesburg 6:42 am
4:45 pm Gainesville 11:50 am
"Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Tuesday. Thursday, Saturday.
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