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Pnbllahed Krery Dy Except SaUy by
. 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.
Runtaeiwi Of lee FtT-On
Editorial Department ..... .Two-St
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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-
"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
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
Coupe, touring car and
truck; prices right and terms.
Phone 8.
Motor Co.
Ocala, Fla.
Rose, red, blue and white hyacinths
and yellow, cream and white narcissus
without bowls at The Book Shop. 3t
(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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
Income Tax Consultant
Pfcone 481 Bine
Boom 23, Holder Block
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South End of Race Track. If Interested in Farming, Don't Fail to see the Plow 50:
in Operation.
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.
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.
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Ocala, Florida
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.
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