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OCALA EVENI&G.STAR, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1922
! Ocala EvehihgSt ar Pnbllahed Krery Dy Except SaUy by STAR PUBLISHING C051PANY, OCALA, FLORIDA . U. J. BJttlaser, Prel4Bt H- D. Leavensood, Viee-PreMet V, LvavriKaod, Seeretry-TFemrer J. H. Heajamln, Editor Entered at Ocala. Fla., poatoffica as econd-class matter. ... TELEPHONES Runtaeiwi Of lee FtT-On Editorial Department ..... .Two-St Society lie porter Five-One MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS Th .Associated Press is exclusively entitled for the ue for re-publication of. an news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. - , . DOMESTIC SUBSCRIPTION RATES On year, in adyance . .6,00 Six months, in advance 3.00 Three months, in 'advance 1.50 One month, In advance 60 ADVERTISING RATES Dbiplajrt 1-late 15 cents per inch for consecutive insertions. Alternate inser tions 25 per cent, additional. Composi tion charges on ads. that run less than lx times 10 cents oer inch. Special position 25 iper cent additional. Rates based on four-inch minimum. Less than four inches will take a higher rate, which will be furnished upon applica tion. Reading- Xotlee: Five cents per line for first insertion; three cents per line for each subsequent insertion. One change a week allowed on readers without extra composition charges. Legal adveTtiseemnts at legal rates. A GLIMPSE OF NIGHT LIFE L GAINESVILLE The readers of the Star probably noted Monday that the editorial page that' day was better than usual the reason being that we went over to Gainesville Sunday afternoon, and were kept' in that classic city until two o'clock Mdnday morning, by rea son of a box car straddling the track at Mattox, and holding our pet train, ' No. 9, up for nearly seven hours. The wrecking crew must have ' been a cheerful bunch, of liars, and in hopes ' to keep up the public's spirit kept tele phoning in that the train would soon be along, and of a truth seven hours isn't much in a life time. But it kept us from writing any editorials for Monday's paper. : We went over to see our young ' folks, and shortly before the. first de layed train time we bade them good bye and strayed over to the Sun office, to see how that model morning paper was getting along. First person we -'met inside the door was P. H. Gillen ' (our Patsy), a student at the univers ity, boy scout editor of the Sun and also somewhat of a" reporter. Patsy I'is'climbing his way up the journalistic ladder and the Sun is helping him. Col. Bob Davis, the editor in chief, had long ago finished his work and gone home, but Truman H. Green, the ' capable young city editor, was on the -job and gave us the glad hand. Soon ' after came in Mr. W. M. Pepper, the boss and the payroll editor, who tho' very modest about it is the most ' strenuously worked editor in the "bunch. ; About that time, a phone message -''informed us our train time had been moved back another three-quarters of an hour, which we were not sorry for, 'as the-extra time gave us an OppOr fcllTllt.v tn aMk arA Yioav anma intaraef. ing things. About that time, a batch of tele graph dispatches came in. Now, we have tusseled with telegraph for many years, beginning at the time When it was written in skeleton with ' a hard pencil on flimsy paper, and we c took it a hundred words at a time off '-' the copy hook and set it letter by let ter out of a pair of cases, under the -flickering gleam of a gas jet. " ' - 'The Sun takes most of its dispatches by long distance phone from Jack " -sonville. The operator, Mr. D. J. '"Mason, sat down at his typewriter, -!? adjusted his earpieces, and turning - his head slightly to the transmitter i j it. T 1 :n ... - toiu me man iu lai&.suuvuie, seventy ' 'miles off -to go ahead. By special favor,' we were given a chair behind ' the operator and allowed to listen in. ' It was 'a -most interesting experience; '-' we' could hear the man talking in ' Jacksonville and see his words form ing rapidly on the copy paper in front 'of us, while the operator's fingers worked as rapidly and as systemat- TOWN PESTS "The -'Lady Shopper had the Poor Man drag out Everything in Stock. J an3 has Spent a Pleasant Afternoon, ; .whK-T) .vvss 'All she Intended to Spend when she Came In. Merchant like Lady Buyers but Lady Shoppers are Why Drygoods Clerks Go Crazy and .Start Running In Circles. I 01 Mf ically as those of Paganinni playing a baby grand. The operator, D. J. Mason, hardly more than a boy, a lightning good telegraph operator, and with a talent for editing, is a son of the lamented Judge Mason, who was one of -riiach- ua's most honored and honorable citizens. When receiving for the Sun, he' does the work of four men in the old days, and he does even more than the average stunt in these, for hav ing taken some thousands of words and gained an entire understanding of the messages; he cuts the long roll of paper into slips and writes a head over each dispatch, thus taking the place of a telegraph editor and head- line architect, which is the work of two men in a larger ornce, ana wouia i oi.nneu salt springs munei. r orm take the great proportion of the time J ug the base for these wall decora of one on the San were it not for Mi. Sticns can be found every kind of farm Mason's versatility ' The Sun takes some thousands oi j words over the phone every ni.crht: it; also has to take a good many by wire, for ubiquitous as the there are yet some things m which it has to yield to the dashes and dots of the old Morse system. About this time, another member of the staff came in Little Bill Pep- per i. e. W. M. Pepper Jr.. sporting editor of the Sun. Strange to say, Little Bill is bigger than Big Bill. He is a great boy for sports and is well known and liked by many Ocala people. We toddled around over the Sun office, taking particular pleasure out in the composing room, where two smart linotypers were busily pound ing the next issue of the paper out of two excellent machines. Mr. Pep per keeps his office well supplied with uptodate appliances and employs only intelligent, reliable men. He has a good, all-round paper, supplying the people of Gainesville and vicinity at breakfast with news that a few years ago they could not obtain until noon. We would be glad to see him able to whoop things up so he could send out an early morning edition in time for the people all the way from Clearwater to Baldwin to read it and it is en tirely possible to do it, for the Sun is the most exactly central morning paper in rlorida. About this time, another of our train times was approaching, so Mr. Pepper took us up street to a tidy lit tle restaurant, to obtain a few oy sters and things. When Mr. P. open ed the door he started for the first table, looked toward the back, gave his overcoat tails a knowing twitch and led the way up the room toward a table, where busily engaged in eat ing was J. A. Goodwin, the A. C. L's. Gainesville passenger agent. Little Bill Pepper also came along, and us three newspaper men surrounded this base minion of a bloodthirsty cor poration, as Debs would say. But Mr. G. himself was only oyster-stew thirsty, and bade us sit in. Mr. Good win has been a member of the Gaines ville city council for fourteen years, and Gainesville must treat her alder men better than we do ours, for he had money enough to buy oysters for the crowd. Mr. Goodwin is a constant reader of the Star and tries to keep Mr. Pepper hot by saying the Star is better than the Sun. We are afraid we will have to write his obituary some day. After surrounding this good feed, we bad, the Peppers good bye and accompanied Mr. Goodwin to the station, where he first locked him self in tjie ticket office and then let us know the train's delay had had another three-quarters of an hour tacked on to it. We told him our opinion of his railroad for not hav ing the station fitted with cots and mattresses, but he had probably heard that before. About then in came his relief, with another three-quarters of an hour tacked on to the train's lost time. It was then 12:30, and with an hour and a half to wait we stretch ed out on one of the benches. It was so hard that we could not fool our self into believing we could sleep end then another traveler was shak ing us by the shoulder and saying the train was coming in. No. 9 generally scorches the track from Gainesville to Ocala, and we usually put in an hour's sound sleep on the trip, but being late on that oc casion the engine evidently thought best to make a night of it, so saunter ed along at about thirty per hour. There was a theatrical company on board a bunch of live boys and pret ty girls. While the train stood at Gainesville they foraged for food, ob tained pies, sandwiches and a can ot hot coffee, which they not only work ed on themselves, but offered to the trainmen and the two or three other passengers. They were a merry crowd and there was no sleeping un til they quieted down, which wasn't until the train passed Mcintosh. It was 3:40 a. m. when the writer swung himself off at the Broadway crossing, and came up on the square and looked all around to make sure nobody had carried off any of his beloved little city in the fifteen hours he had been away. And then to his sanctum, where with scissors and paste he stacked up enough copy to last until he had had barely enough sleep to keep him from dropping dead during Monday. FORDS WE HAVE THEM Coupe, touring car and truck; prices right and terms. light Spen- cer-Pedrick Phone 8. Motor Co. Ocala, Fla. 23-tf Rose, red, blue and white hyacinths and yellow, cream and white narcissus without bowls at The Book Shop. 3t CORNUCOPIA OF CERES EMP TIED ON MARION COUNTY (Continued from First Page) corn. On the shelves are canned fruits, jams, preserves, jeliies, pickles; and the like. The rear wall contains j r.f ha vViiKit- fk-p r re es id-2 of whole oranges and filled with j ni, a center of orange leaves contain the letters S-P-A-R-R fashioned from riuk-s of peeled King oranges. Fes- ;,.oned around the sign are bunches I j all varieties of citrus fruits, lne Itfc wali is more like a smokehouse, j AH manner of smoked and dried j meats are hung there, together with Liiir.ed meats, lard, sausage and even piuduct you want or need; hay of all ".;inds, corn, potatoes, seed, sugar cane, cotton, wool, grain of all kinds, peanuts, etc. Sparr is proud of her iphone is.jdi&piay of pure bred eggs of which there are six varieties, not counting turkey eggs. Sparr also claims the only darso hay in the fair. There are nuts, honey, syrup, milk, butter and product alter product that cannot be named. If the reporter tried to get product after product that cannot be them all he would be sure to leave out one and get shot at sunrise so it is better to say that if it is grown anywhere in Marion county, Sparr has it. Fairfield And then the next booth is Fair field. The name of this community is also designed in oranges, the name being outlined with whole oranges stuck on a blackboard. The walls of this booth are decorated in palmetto and evergreen. Shelves contain jars and glasses of all sorts of good things that the good wives and house keepers of that community have put up for their folks to eat. They have quite a nice display of fresh vege tables, citrus fruits, milk products, eggs, nuts, corn, taters," peanuts, vel vet beans, meats and regular farm products. In addition to having near ly everything shown at the other booths Fairfield has a few extras that no other community thought worth while showing. One feature is a nice jar of canned diamond back. Some of the visitors of the fair did not seem to prefer to eat canned rat tlesnake, but there it was. Of course, you were not supposed to know that it was pickled in alcohol. If you told some of the local shine-hunters that they could get their shine and snakes in the same bottle, business at the Fairfield booth would pick up at once. Fairfield has a bale of dried moss, one of Marion's products that is fast coming into prominence in the up holstery business. Shady Mrs. L. A. Jones has so intimidated the Star reporter in his report on the Shady booth that he is almost afraid to say anything about it for fear he won't say the right thing and will get visited by the citizens of that commu nity. Maybe it would be better to let Mrs. Jones tell the story of Shady and its exhibit. Pumpkins? Mrs. Jones says they grow so big in Shady that they don't need nigger houses. They just give the nigger a pumpkin and tell him to hollow it out and move in. Eggs ? Mrs. Jones says that there are so many eggs in Shady that it is going to take a whole platoon of state troops to defend them from hold-up men these days of high prices on eggs. Now don't think that be cause Mrs. Jones has stressed pump kins and eggs that that is all Shady has to show the public. Mrs. Jones says that it is the best and most di versified community in the county and the reported won't be the one to dis pute her. At any rate, Mrs. Jones is backed up in her statements by an exhibit that proves Shady to be on the map. Mrs. Jones also called at tention to the fact that Shady will grow one peck of corn to the stalk and proves her statement by showing a corn stalk with seven ears of well fruited corn on it. She says there is plenty more where that came from. Shady has on display fourteen va rieties of hay and nine varieties of field corn. Oh, well, as in the case of the Sparr booth, there's no use trying to tell all that is there. When you look at it you feel certain that nothing in the world is missing. We will hand it to Shady on her fresh' vegetables, though. She sure has the green goods. They are all there and they look so good, too. People jiving in that neighborhood need not fear ptomaine poisoning. They have to eat so little canned goods that the risk is very slight. Shady has a pretty display of resin cut in little squares like caramels. Mrs. Jones has a hard time keeping the children from eating it. Shady has hogs put up in jars. The entire hog is there in pieces. Anthony Mrs. Haymaker and Mrs. Dodd greet you next and bid you welcome to Anthony's booth and indeed the places emanates welcome. In the center of the back wall of the booth is a cheery fire that you almost have to pinch yourself to realize is artifi cial, but when you notice that the fireplace in which it burns is con structed of baled hay then you know the fire can't be real. Growing up behind and over the fireplace is a real banana tree that looks like it had been there for years. The walls of the booth are made of sugarcane and the roof is thatched with napier grass. This booth contains nine va rieties of sugarcane and ten kinds of i hay. On the right of the booth ia a regular smokehouse full of hams, ba con and other meats and under them are cans of lard and canned meats. i On the other side of the booth are found the things that mother has in her pantry and such good things as they are: preserves, jams and jellies that fairly make your moutn water. , Antnonv boasts or tne largest sweet i Potatoes seen at th efair. She has plenty of fruit, peanuts, dairy pro- i -jp-ducts, eggs and all the rest of the j 'J things that it takes to make a Pros- i r erous community. Candler Candler had no intention of makin an exhibit this year but there was a i vacant booth Monday morning so Mr. j Studer hauled in some of the oranges ' for which Candler is famous and by the use of a few palmettos for dec oration and oranges for exhibit has Ir.iade - a booth that will show people 'hat Candler is one of the homes of citrus fruit. Certainly they have all varieties of citrus exhibited in their booth. Oak Mrs. Lee Howell has a surprise in is no use to describe especially the Oak exhibit of farm products, can ned goods, vegetablesand fruits, be cause they are all represented in practically the same variety as shown in all the other exhibits, but Oak has shown you in her sign just .what you can expect of her community. In the center is the word O-A-K done in grains of corn on a board back ground. On the left side of that name is a picture in relief showing how a farmer has to live when he comes to Oak a poor man. The picture is con structed chiefly of sugarcane. There is a log house built of cane, a cane mill, a well with the old fashioned sweep, a tumble down shed and then the various crops in their natural state in the fields. On the right hand side is the same place a few years later. This place is made from grains of corn. There is a two-story white farm house with a red tile roof and chimney; there is a large barn filled with corn, a garage with an Oakland six in it; there are fields around it with tractors doing the plowing. Mrs.- Jlowell says the two pictures represent before and after farming in the Oak community. Lee Priest's Exhibit As usual, Mr. Lee Priest has his community exhibit that came from his own farm. It is not as large and elaborate as those of the entire com munities but Mr. and Mrs. Priest have a booth all their own and you find nearly everything there that you find in the other exhibits. Arlo Box Company Booth The Arlo Box Company of Oak has a booth filled with samples of all the crates, baskets and boxes the com pany makes. Nearly every kind of box is represented there but a coffin and since folks are so healthy in Oak the Arlo company has never needed to add coffins to its diversified line. Judging by the exhibits shown by each of the communities represented at Marion's fair it is possible to be lieve that none of our people would suffer want or exposure if all meth ods of communication except the mule and wagon were cut off for years at a time. All they would need would be a spinning wheel and a loom. Mar ion has wool and cotton. She has all manner of food products. She could be entirely self-supporting if it be came necessary. - Feed Joints As usual there is no need of hunger being long endured at the fair if you have a little loose change in your jeans: There are numerous hot-dog stands, restaurants, cold drink and ice cream stations and even free eats in spots all over the grounds. Va rious of the local organizations are running many of these stands and in addition to appeasing the gnawings of hunger within, you may do some good with your money at the same time by patronizing them. PAIATKA-OCALA BUS LINE SCHEDULE leave Palalka . . . 8:00 A. M. Arrive Ocala 11:45 A. M leave Ocala 2:00 P. M. Arrive Palalka. . . . 6:00 P. M. Ocala leaving point, Ocala House. Palatka leaving point, James hotel Route via Anthony, Sparr, . Citra, Orange Springs, Kenwood and Rodman. C. P. PILLANS, Prop. Ocala, Phone 527 C CECIL BRYANT AUDITOR Income Tax Consultant Pfcone 481 Bine Boom 23, Holder Block r T..T. .T. . 2$ THE MORTON (FOR UNIVERSAL USE ON FORDSON) A FLORIDA PRODUCT V j & .5- i I ; & '? On Exhibition at Fair Grounds. Demonstration Daily at 3:30 P. M.,J in 5$; South End of Race Track. If Interested in Farming, Don't Fail to see the Plow 50: in Operation. MADE BY MORTON PLOW CO. williston, fla. The package suggests it Your taste confirms it. The sales prove it. Over 7 billion sold yearly LiGGrrr & Myers Tobacco Co. "I WANT TO THINK IT OVER" Wi If the tall man iiiL with a big scythe- and a long beard happens to tap on your window pane some night within the next few weeks, will you sit up in bed and say to him: "I 'vant to think this over. Moreover, I've got a life insur ance deal on that I want to pot through. Yon go away until I make up my mind. But he wiU not go away. Now yon think that over. THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY of the UNITED STATES ISO Broda? Nev Yuk Gtj ALBERT E. GERIG Representative Ocala, Florida BANKS WILL CLOSE THURSDAY Thursday, Nov. 30, Thanksgiving day, being a legal holiday, the follow ing named banks will be closed for business that day: The Monroe & Chambliss National Bank, the Ocala National Bank, the Commercial Bank. Mi ll W T hi.aHW.lllMUW. illHMilll v- " t.-WA ;: V" t ' " --V. JT . , ,- ' , .i. ; n ' j" mmM Convenient packag mm gbMinecrapped. CIGARETTES OUR PHONES 243 and 174 CHASE & SANBORN'S COFFEE and TEAS ROYAL SCARLET CANNED GOODS YOURS FOR SERVICE COOK'S MARKET and GROCERY Mel Ta-lEami The Most Perf-c'ly Ventilated Hotel in the Sopth MIAMI, Rates Reasonable The Commejrcial and Baaine Man Always Welcora The weak and the strong enjoy eat ing the best fresh meats obtainable. That's the kind to be found at the Main Street Market. Phone 108. tf PLOW 'IJ0m- , v FLORIDA Fertilize your pot plan. snd lawn flower with AlbertVPlaf V Soli in 25e 50c and S2 ca i Court Pharmacy.