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OCALA EVENING STAB, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1922
! Ocala Evening Star "BTAB PUBLISHING COMPANY, OCALA, FLORIDA O. J. Blttlmscr, President H.- O. LetrtifM Tke-rmMcBt V. tTas4, 5ecretr7-Treurcr J. H. Deajamla, Editor Bntrtil At Ocala, FU., postotflc as mcftnd-cl&aa matter. !'. TELEPBOXES Haafaeaa Offl Flre-Oa 41 (aria I Departmacat Twa-Scvea 'cUty Reporter Mre-Oaa 7 KKMDBR ASSOCIATED PBKSS , fh Aiaoclated fVeas la exclusively ntltled for the uae for republication of unpticoet craauaa 10 it or hoc otherwise credited in this paper and also the looJLl nawa nnhllihoil hortln 'All. rtft-bts of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. . i-i 1. 1 , u i , . , OOMEST2C SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year. In advance $6.00 Three months. In advance 3.00 Three- months, in advance 1.50 "newonth, in advance . . 60 ii' . ADVERTISING RATES DUalart Plate 15 cents per Inch for 'easecative 'insertions. Alternate inser tions 25 per cent additional. Composi-tton-Charg:es on ads. that run less than tat v. times 10 cents per Inch. Special position 25 per cent additional. Kates 'MSedon four-Inch minimum. Less than four Inches will take a -higher rate, which will be furnished upon applica tion. Head I a Notices Five cents per line (or first Insertion; three -cents per line ,for each subsequent Insertion. One Ofcbg-e a week allowed on readers with out extra composition charges. Legal advertisements at legal rates. The Turkey is strutting. General Liraan Von Sanders says . the, .Turks will .win. He made the tame remark in 1915. ,T t ' - When a shipment of sacramental wjne. is made to a man named 1. uold "tane,.you can't blame the prohibition officers from being suspicious. with eight thousand people, believes it can bond for fifteen hundred and ninety thousand dollars for good roads, doesn't it look like a big county like Marion, with twenty-five thou sand people, could put up two million for the same purpose. Statesman Bill Phillips, senator from Columbia county, and State Au ditor J. W. Stephens of Jacksonville, were welcome callers at the Star of fice yesterday evening. Mr. Phillips said people in Lake City, while work is going on in Marion county on the Dixie Highway, are advising motor ists bound for Ocala to come by way of High Springs, Gainesville, Archer and Romeo. This being the case and most of our own people using that route, the commissioners of Marion should give the road from Ocala to ! Romeo some attention. The principal trouble with this road is the number of holes in it. A road crew could fill these up in a couple of weeks. If they are not filled, the rains of the next SETTLEMENT OF THE RAILROAD STRIKE .Tbe railroad labor board is evident ly j failure. Any department of gov ' ernmentwill be a failure unless it has ' power to enforce its decisions. ,-c i'.y -rz : uThe , Tampa Tribune utters the fol lowing dire threat: "The slight duty that' has been put on cocoanuts is nothing to the tariff Tampa judges ate going to slap on tuff nuts coming tnto this town." (Baltimore Sun) Several weeks ago in discussing the disputes growing out of the railroad strike we declared that it would be amazing if negotiations for a settlement should fail because of lack of public-spirited and construc tive leadership among railroad execu tives and union representatives. We could not believe that such a thing was possible, and our confidence in the controlling good sense of "an influ ential minority" is fully justified by the agreement which has just been made by a large number of the roads and the representatives of the strik ing shop craftsmen. There can be little doubt that the Chicago agree ment virtually marks the end of the struggle, and that the railroads not parties to it will soon be forced to fall into line. Baltimore can feel a pardonable pride in the fact that the last of the great industrial conflicts of 1922 which have disturbed business and threaten- twelve months will wash the holes into pits and gullies, and then the road eJ nationai prosperity and good will will be gone. (P. S.: Commissioner y,, v,, rt or, K,r u , Meffert says the road shall have attention). ANOTHER VIEW OF THE AMENDMENT , Last week in Jacksonville a woman was. sentenced to ninety days in jail because she sold whisky to three girls, ranging from eleven to fourteen yearBVJacksonville Journal. -.She should have had 99 years. To rain the life of a girl is worse than t'j take the life of a man. Friend Lee of the Winter Haven Chief says, regarding our recent re mark, about his homeliness: "If the above- from old Benjamin isn't a left handed compliment we don't know one when we meet it in the public high way.' Homely nothing! Why man, old man Apollo would hold his breath if he -were on earth and met up with us." The only way we can construe this re mark is that Friend Lee eats onions. That old saying about the worst is yet to; come seems likely to be true fashion 'dictators are predicting a re tarn "of the bustle by 1923. Anyway it will create a new demand for old newspapers Times-Union. Our recollection of the articles is that' they were built of steel half hoops with white cloth stretched on them.- We remember seeing a full sized one in a store window in 189L It looked like the top of a prairie schooner. Anyone who reads Clare Sheridan's account of her interview with Rud yard Kipling, and the events leading up to it, will have to concede that the lady seems to be sufficiently prejudic ed against America to put the offens ive words into the great author's mouth. Kipling has denied making the bitter remarks the lady attributes to him. At the same time, if he made them all, he would not have spoken more unjustly of America than some of its own people have done. The United States, thru its secre- tary of state, has officially approved of the policy of keeping the Darda nelles and Bosporus open and is send ing a formidable flotilla of war ves sels to the near east to aid the Allies, "or rather Great Britain, in keeping 'them open, In view of what followed the World War, the utterances of Am ' bassador Harvey and other "great" Americans, it should be explained right now that this is not being done ' 'thfir-'any maudlin sympathy for another-nation, or thru any misplaced and erratic idea of serving civiliza tion. It is being done simply and solely ito guard our own selfish in terest. Sumter County will vote at the gen eral election in November on the is suing, of road bonds for $605,000. The election was ordered by the board of county Commissioners at a recess meeting held Tuesday as a result of the great mass meeting, called by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at the court house here last Friday, tailing on the commissioners to order uch an election. This may be termed the Issue which shall complete the comprehensive road building scheme of Sumter county, which teSanA years ago with an issue of $7o0,000, followed by an election a month ago . ftr.$135,000, totaling $885,000 al ready; Voted, The late election further tirje the sentiment for hard roads whicfc'TesuJted Friday in the most representative and largest gathering of eitizens ever in the court house with one ; aim and determination more rood roads. Sumter County Times. - When a little county like Sumter, (Tampa Times) Mr. Frederick Van Roy, nominee for representative from Citrus county, has been looking into the reapportion ment proposition, and has given to the press the clearest and most compre hensive exposition of the matter that we have yet seen. It was published in full in the Times of Wednesday, and should be read and considered by every citizen of Florida who favors a just and fair representation of every section in the legislature. The people of South Florida want and are asking no more than they are justly entitled to. They seek no unfair advantage, but if the state is to maintain its present solidarity, which every good citizen must desire, then a reappor tionment must be made which will guarantee to every citizen and section equal rights with every other in the making of the laws and the placing of the burdens and privileges. Mr. Van Roy shows conclusively in his analysis that the proposed amend ment will not better things, but will really leave us in worse condition than ever, and will tie our hands for the next ten years. He takes the scheme up in detail, goes through ev ery county in the state, and shows how the amendment, if adopted, will affect each one, and the general result. For convenience he makes the di visions of the state, western, northern, northeastern, which would properly be counted in North or West Florida in case the state should be divided; and the central and southern, which would be known as South Florida. Then he makes a careful analysis of every county in the state, showing its exact status under the present ap portionment, and what it will be if the amendment should be adopted. The western counties, that is, the nine counties west of the Apalachicola river, now have twelve representa tives. Under the new apportionment they would have eighteen, a gain of 50 per cent. The northern counties would neither gain nor lose, remain ing the same, the gain of one in Dixie county being offset by the loss of one in Taylor. The northeastern counties, which includes DuvaL make a net gain of two. or 10 per cent, counted in per centages. The central counties, fifteen in number, will gain four mem bers, and the southern fourteen coun ties will also gain four, making the net gain eight, the same as the north ern counties. That looks fair, but is it? The western and northern coun ties will have fifty-six representatives in the house, while the central and southern counties will have but forty five. The small counties will be at a greater disadvantage than they are now. At present they have one mem ber in eighty-four, the present mem bership of the house. The new appor tionment will increase this number to 100, and the small counties will have but one member in 100. It would seem to be plainly their interest to op pose the amendment. How will it be with the senate ? The present constitution says the member ship shall be thirty-two, but the mak ing of new counties will increase the number to thirty-eight. How will they be apportioned? Judging from the treatment which has been accord ed us in the past, it is fair to presume that the western and northern coun ties will see that their present pre ponderance is maintained. There is no power in the amendment to enforce a fair apportionment, nor indeed any a I all. The governor may call special sessions until he is tired, but if the legislature refuses to act what can he do, even if his backbone is of the Cleveland pattern? The only conclusion possible is that the proposed amendment is a sham and a fraud and will not do what is claimed for it. It should be defeated by a decisive vote, and we believe it will be. COME AND SEE The 1923 Bufcks on display at our show rooms on Oklawaha avenue. SPENCER-PEDRICK MOTOR CO., Phone 8. 28-3t Will take pupils in violin, piano and voice with theory lessons free. Terms reasonable. Will offer classes in his tory of music, sight singing, dictation and ear training for small fee. Special attention given out of town pupils. Write or call on Cevie Roberts, Ocala, Fla. Phone 305. 9-15-tf has been brough to an end by the per sistent and intelligent efforts, the pa tience, tact and fairness of a Balti morean. This personal feature of the settlement demands attention not merely as a matter of community pride, but as pointing a permanent moral for future guidance and instruc tion. The honor and credit of this rail road peace distinctly belong to Mr. S Davies Warfield, president of the Seaboard Air Line and spokesman for a stockholders' organization repre senting billions of railroad securities. He was the only man at the meeting of the Association of Railroad Execu tives in New York on August 23 who voted gaainst the resolution breaking off negotiations with the striking shopmen. He refused to adopt the uncompromising attitude of his asso ciates, and he set to work at once to renew the discussions which had been pronounced closed. Possibly the fact that he is not only a railroad presi dent but the representative of many thousands of stockholders gave him a broader and less one-sided vision of the situation than the ordinary rail road executive can take. Or possibly hi3 natural temperament is less dic tatorial and his sympathies wider. At all events, he was the only man who thought it "unwise to close the door to the settlement of the strike at a time of great business and world-wide un rest," and he renewed the interrupted "conversations" with Mr. Jewell and brought other influential railroad presidents around to his point of view. The power of personal leadership and influence was never better illustrated, nd the manner in which this strike has been terminated suggests that it is the lack of leadership and sanity which is nearly always responsible for the prolongation of the bitterest in dustrial quarrels How greatly this strike has handi capped or affected other business, in what a vicious circle the railroad managements have been working, is indicated by the following extra from Mr. Warfield s statement in yester day's Sun "The ill effects of this strike have not been confined to the railroads Judge Gary made a 20 per cent, in crease in the wages of steel employes to prevent them from accepting em ployment with the railroads which were advertising for them. Having occasion to confer with officials of number of car manufacturing compa nies now building cars for the rail roads, I found that a number of shops were nearly closed down; in others labor difficulties caused increases in wages from 20 to 33 per cent, to hold their men, manv leaving to take em ployment in railroad shops. Column upon column of newspaper advertise ments by railroads for men told the story. This could not continue with out serious disruption of the indus trial labor structure. A shortage of equipment bv a continuance of the shopcrafts' strike has thus been aug mented by the failure of car manu facturers to deliver cars because the railroads have been taking their men an apt illustration of the vicious circle.' " To Mr. Jewell and other labor lead ers must be accorded credit for meet ing Mr. Warfield halfway, and for their frank, if belated, condemnation of acts of violence on the part of a lawless minority. We do not believe, and the general public does not be lieve, that the rank and file of the railroad unions sympathize with such savage outbreaks as have occurred but there were far too many of them to be termed "sporadic," and it is wel now that they should be officially re pudiated by the executive council of the shopmen. For every such act of violence union labor suffers in repu tation and public esteem, and self interest, as well as humanity, de mands that the unions treat such law breakers as enemies of organized la bor as well as of the country. Mr. Warfield's "statesmanship," as the shopmen's executive council calls it, did not consist in mere surrender. Under the terms of the agreement the men will return to work "at present rates of pay," which are those fixed by the railroad labor board and which became effective on July 1, the day the men walked out. This wage re duction was one of the causes of the strike, and its acceptance represents j a gain to railroad revenue of approxi- I mately 850,000.000 a year. Seniority, the issue that arose after the strike began, is not mentioned by name in the memorandum., but the principle is recognized provisionally by the stipu lations of the second and third ar ticles of the peace settlement. Even as to this the strikers have accepted the condition that there is to be arbi tration of disputes arising as to the relative standing of employes. The most striking and interesting point in the agreement is the estab lishment of a commission of six rpn-lf5 - " !g resentatives of the railroad unions ! B and six representatives of the rail roads to which shall be referred all strike that cannot be otherwise adjusted, i The life of this commission is limited IB to May 31, 1923, but up to that time, M with regard to the questions of whkh j m it is to have jurisdiction, it estab- m ishes a tribunal independent of the S railroad labor board" a rather signi-j ficant indication of dissatisfaction onjg the part of both sides to the manner in P which that board has functioned re- j cently. 8 It is clear that very material, if not radical,. modifications of the Esch Cummins railroad law lie abead of us. that revision is to present a firmer egal roadbed and a safer legal track or harmonious railroad operation, it would be well for Congress to avail itself of Mr. Warfield's wisdom and understanding of all the questions in volved in such a scheme of reform. f his views had prevailed at the out set, say the executive council of the shopmen, "differences would have been composed in a week." It is reas onable to suppose that the man who has rescued the country from the grip of this strike could make many valu able suggestions as to the provisions of a new law. A Word To the Wise! There's a time for all things. It's now time to have your car painted and topped. The fall season's here and a paint job done now will stay a year. Bring your car to us and be satisfied. When better paint jobs are done Spencer-Ped-rick Motor Company will do them. SPENCER - PEDRICK MOTOR CO. PHONE 8 o Corn Flakes OC three for aOC Jello 12c. package, no three for.... uOC Quaker Oats, 12c. pkg.t oo three for OOC PEERLES Butter, AKg per pound "sJi One quart new honey, C per jar OOC Post ToasUes, three for .... Premier Salad Dressing Uneedas, three for Octagon Soap, three for. . . . i Senate Ccffee, per pound.., Pint Jars Orange Marmalade 25c 43c 20c 20c 40c 40c IT fil l You have never seen such an array of saucy, snappy boy s nvu-ntti, SUITS as we have just received. Jordan's Clothing Department. 27-tf Fertilize your pot plants and lawn flowers with Albert's Plant Food. Sold in 25c, 50c. and $2 packages at the Court Pharmacy. 18-tf Advertise in the Evening Star. Automobile Repairing While we do all kinds of re pair work on cars and trucks, we make a specialty of Reboring Cylinders, Welding, Valve Grind ing and Electrical Work. WILLIAMS GARAGE Phone 597 Night Phone 408 NEW BULBS! Chinese Lilies Hyacinths Jonquils Narcissus Freesia Nastusiums Sweet Peas G. C. GREENE Druggist and Seedsman OCKLAWAHA VAILEY RAILROAD COMPANY THE SILVER SPRINGS ROUTE Purina Scratch Feed, Chicken Chowder, Cow Chow and other Feeds FARMERS EXCHANGE STORE PHONE 163 Fastest and Most Direct Rente Between PALATKA and 0CiA DAILY AND SUNDAY SERVICE Leave Palatka daily 8:00 A. M. Arrive Ocala daily 11:00 A. M. Leave Ocala daily 1:25 P. M. Arrive Palatka daily.... 4:25 P. M. Making connection with all Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line aft eraon trains at Ocala, and all Florida East Coast and Atlantic Coast Line afternoon trains at Palatka. immnimninisa RAILROAD S 8 Arrival and departure of passenger ains at OCALA UNION STATION. The following schedule figures pub ished .s information and not guar anteed. (Eastern Standard Time) ATLANTIC COAST LINE R. R. Leave for Station Arrive from 2:15 am St. Petersburg 2:27 ;jn 2:27 am Jacksonville 2:15 am 1:45 pm Jacksonville 3:24 pm 3:24 pm St. Petersburg m 1:25 pm 6:15 am Jacksonville ' 9:00 pm 3:30 pm Homosassa 1:16 pm 7:10 am (p) Wilcox 6:45 pm 7:25 am (j) Lakeland 11:03 pm (p) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, j) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY Leave for Station Arrive from 2:34 am Jacksonville-N' York 1:55 am 1:50 pm Jacksonville 1:15 pm 4:06 pm Jacksonville 4:06 pm Tampa-Manatee- 1:55 am St. Petersburg 2:34 am 2:55 am NTork-St. Petrsburg 1:35 am 1:55 am Tampa 2:34 am 1:35 pm Tampa-Manatee 1:30 pm 4:05 pm Tampa-St. Petrsburg 4:05 pm C. V. Roberts & Co, FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS Motor Equipmeat Residence Phone 305 Office Phone 350, Ocala, Fla. 217 W. Broadway a aa aj ai aj ajai rr r aa-araF apapa' m aaB"aa aBrr - - "Say it with flowers" and buy the flowers from Mrs. J. E. Hyndman, 1 miles out on the Dunnellon road. Phone 30M. 10-tf We have a service car. Call on us when out on the road. HOOD and FEDERAL TIRES and TUBES Ocala Tire & Vulcanizing Co. J. R. LONG PHONE 438 W. A. STROUD Florida Auto Supply Company distributors; DAYTON THOROBREP TIRES AND TUBES Guaranteed Mileage Fabrics, 7500 miles; Cords, 10,000 miles. We mike ihe adjustments. Complete Line ot Auto Accessories Phone 291 314-320 N. Main St. OCALA, FLA Star Ads are Business Builders. Phone 51 CHILDRENS' SHOES REPAIRED FOR SCHOOL WEAR Don't throw away the shoes the children have heen wear ing this summer. There's a lot of wear in them yet, if youll let us repair them. HALF SOLES WHOLE SOLES RUBBER HEELS LEATHER HEELS ALL WORK GUARANTEED CHAS. MAZON (Between Gerig's Drug Store and 10c. Store) Dodge Brothers motor CAR A constant unremitting process of betterment has been Dodge Brothers policy from the first. Consistent with that policy, the body lines of the car have recently undergone a new and distinctive revision in design. The new radiator is singularly smart and graceful. The cowl is higher, and more vividly expressive of the car's roominess and abundant power. Further improvements in the vital mechanism have notably increased the excess margin of strength which has always characterized the car in every rugged detail of its structure. MACK TAYLOR Phone;348 OCALA, FLORIDA L. ALEXANDER PRACTICAL CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Careful estimates made on all con tract work. Gives more and better work for the money than any other ontractor in the city.