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STAR ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES LOCAL NEWS RECEIVED TO PRESS TIME WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Little change in temperature. TEMPERATURES This morning 58; this afternoon, 74. Sun Rises Tomorrow, 7:11; Sets, 5:25 OCALA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1922 VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT. No. 291 , ; ; FEARFUL TRAGEDY MORNING THIS AT LAN6LEY FIELD TRYING TO AVOID FUTURE TROUBLE WIS BETTER METHODS -III T MELLON ADVISES IRELAND CORZOII MM Oil ALLIED CONTROL Collision Between Two Airships Causes Death of Their Entire Crews Annual Report of the Secretary Of The Treasury Was Presented To Congress this Afternoon Newport News, Va., Dec. 6. (Byf Associated Press). Two officers and four enlisted men were killed at Lang ley Field at ten o'clock this morning when a Martin bomber plane collided with a Fokker while making a land ing. The dead are Major Gearheart, Captain Doyle, Staff Sergeant Marick and Privates Blunka, Rolas and Jor-! dan. The bomber it was said over the telephone was in the air when Major Gearheart took off in the Fokker. His machine struck the tail of the bomber and both machines fell to the earth. The major, captain and sergeant were caught in the wreckage and burned to death, while the privates were killed when they jumped from the planes. LOCAL LEGISLATION Washington, Dec. 6. (Associated Press). Reduction of the maximum Many Matters of Interest Brought Up at the City Council Meet ing Last Evening CHICAGO LED IN THE SLAUGHTER Fines Proving Ineffective to Curb Auto Maniacs, Stern Measures Are Being Adopted In Many States Chicago, Dec. 6. (By Associated Press). Heavier fines, jail sentences and trips through the morgues and hospitals to vie? the dead or injured victims of reckless automobilists, are becoming effective in many parts of the middle west to curb the steadily mounting toll of auto victims, a digest from reports of several states shows. Fines alone, the report indicate, ar r.ct proving effective. In Chicago, Cook county, despite the increasing heavy fines, the death toll of auto accidents for the fiscal year ending. Nov. 80th was 763 lives, compared with 660 last year. HE'LL GET HIS If White Men of Ge6rgia or Florida Ever Lay Hands on Slayer Of Miss Hendry Perry,. Dec. 6. (By the Associated Press). Sheriff Lipscomb announced today he had a .report from Decatut county, Ga., near Bainbridge, that Charlie Wright, the escaped negro convict wanted in connection with tht murder of Miss Ruby Hendry, age twenty-two, a school teacher of this place, Saturday, is believed to be at the home of a relative in the Georgia county and was leaving immediately to investigate. Miss Hendry was beat en over the head within a few yards of her home and her throat cut with a razor. The crew of a passing freight train discovered the body. IMMENSE LOSSES TO THE ARMENIANS An Associated Press mail dispatch from Athens says: The losses of the Armenian community in Smyrna total $ 1 18,000,000 according to a tabulation made by a committee under the direc tion of the Bishop of Smyrna. Sixty million of this total is in real and personal property, and the re mainder in intangible assets like stocks and bonds in Armenian com panies operating in Asia Minor. The annual income of 8000 Armenian fam ilies in Smyrna used to be $7,500,000, whereof 15 per cent was given to charities and to be church, Smyrna, which was the richest Ar menian community in the world be- The regular meeting of the council Tuesday night was interesting. All members cf the council, the mayor, city manager and city attorney ap peared before the meeting was over and each had something on his mind to bring before his colleagues. After the reading of the minutes Mr. Martin threw the meeting open for oral communications. Mr. F. W. Ditto was present in behalf of tho camp ground committee of the local realtors. Mr. Ditto stated that the ground was started just north of the Jewish cemetery on the north Dixie Highway. They have a two-acre plot cleared and have plans on foot for a shed, toilets, sewerage, lights and water. Mr. Ditto requested that the council give them $100 at once and then the rest of the $300 a little later on when they needed more. This re quest was granted and the council de cided to donate water and lights to the camp groudn if the realtors would pay for the pipe, wire, poles, etc., to be used in the installation of the wa ter and lights The Baptist Baraca class presented a petition to the council requesting an ordinance against begging in the city. The council informed the com mittee from the class that there was such an ordinance and that all the class needed to st action was to jump on Mayor Peek. It is up to the mayor to see that the police, enforce the ordinances. Under the head of written communi cations the Buffalo Springfield Steam Roller Company requested that the city pay its bill of $1659 wnich is due now. The council instructed Mr. Sis trunk to send a check for half the amount and a?k the roller company to wait on the balance until more taxes Were collected Mrs. W. V. Newson wrote a request that she be allowed to redeem some old paving certificates on her prop erty on Fort King at their face value without the interest. The council regretted that it had not the power to grant this request. An invitation was received from Port St. Joe, requesting the presence of the city officials at the dedication of its monument marking the site of the meeting of the first Florida state constitutional convention. Mr. Sis- trunk was requested to acknowledge the invitation. A letter was read from A. Simmons in which he requested that the paving certificates issued against his newly purchased lots at the foot of Main street be corrected. He was assessed for two-thirds of the cost of paving, when he bought the property under an agreement that he pay only half the ccst of paving. The request was granted and the clerk was ordered to make the necessary changes in the certificates. The rest room reported a balance on hand of $342.04 and showed that 864 guests had registered during the month. AReport of the health officer show ed that most of the city markets are in good condition and that the milk income surtax rate from the present j -y between the soft coal operators 50 per cent to not more than 25 per j representing the nation's union output cent and the closing up so far as pos- and a delegation of miners for th eible of existing: avenues of escape i purpose of agreeing on some method from federal taxes are urged by Sec- 1 - drafting a wage scale for miners retary Mellon in his annual report, j next January and casting aside sec transmitted today to Congress. No j tal differences. The operators are general revision of the revenue laws is said to have agreed upon a plan to proposed nor are additional taxes j present to the miners for approval. suggested, Mr. Mellon expressing the i hope of meeting any indicated govern- i CHILLY WEATHER IN CHICAGO ment deficit through collection of back j taxes and income from other sources, j Sub-Zero Temperature Around The Soft Coal Operators and Miners Plan ning to Prevent Any More Strikes Chicago, Dec. 6. (By Associated Press). Negotions were reopened to- The treasury secretary informs Con gress that to attempt alone to stop the gaps through which there is an avoid ance of tax payments to the govern ment will not be enough because the existing rates of surtax " ut such heavy pressure on the larr- - taxpay ers to reduce their tax '' '-vines" that new ones would su h fr-;nd. He adds that the high "souna productive," but that the remains that they are becoming increasingly ineffective and are yielding less and less revenue each year. Then bluntly he tells Congress that the time has come to "face the facts squarely" and to correct the artificial conditions which now prevail and which, he asserts, are not wholesome from the noint of view of business or industrial development, and, at the same time, are impairing the revenues of the government. The more important of the methods used by the taxpayers to reduce the amount of income subject to taxation are listed by Mr. Mellon as follows: Deduction of losses on sales of cap ital assets, with the failure to realize on capital gains. Exchanges of property and securi ties so as to avoid taxable gains. Investment in tax-exempt securi ties. Division of property, creation of trusts and the like. FARM BLOCS PROPOSITION FOR MUSCLE SHOALS Windy City Advances Rapidly Into the Southland Chicago, Dec. 6. (By Associated Press). Still holding the northwest in a chilling grip of sub-zero tempera tures, winter today continued its be lated advance into the southland, caus ing marked drops in the temperature as far south as Texas, calling forth predictions of colder weather for the lake region, the great central valleys and in the east gulf states. King George Has Signed Proclama tions Establishing the Free State With Healy For The First Governor General Turks Suddenly Realize That Russia Is Heading Them Straight Into Trouble Lausanne, Dec. 6. (By Associated London, Dec. 6. (By Associated J Press) The Entente plan for keeping Press). The historic privy council ( open the Straits of, the Dardanelles held in Buckingham Palace this eve- j during war and peace, providing for ning dealt chiefly with the establish- ' e appointment of an international ment of Ireland as an independent commonwealth. King George signed the proclamation giving effect to the new Irish state, also the proclamation appointing Timothy Healy as the first governor general of Ireland. IRELAND IS AUTONOMOUS Dublin, Dec. 6. (By Associated Pi ess) Ireland took her place among the world's commonwealths today, the provisional government and parlia ment ceased to function, their place being taken by a permanent parlia ment and cabinet of the Irish Free State and the new commonwealth be ing formally by proclamation estab- ished. Governor General Healy is ex pected to address both houses later in the week. BUSINESS WOMEN HELD AN INTERESTING MEETING HIGH TIME FOR LAW TO TAKE A HAND State Should Compel Foolish Parents To Take Care of Their Children Jacksonville, Dec. 6. (Associated Press) Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Thomason, charged with having deprived their child of the necessary medical atten tion, went on trial in criminal court here yesterday. The child, Elizabeth, three, was seriously injured last Feb ruary when its clothing caught fire from an open grate. The parents, it is declared by the authorities, believe only in healing by prayer and did not call a physician, it is charged. The child recovered when sent to a hospi tal after local maneouvenng by the authorities. A CORRECTION A government controlled corpora tion to produce nitrate for war pur poses and cheap fertilizers for farm ers, is proposed as a solution for the Muscle Shoals question by Represen tative Dickinson, leader of the farm bloc, who introduced a bill to put his plan into effect. The bill provides for the "Federal Chemical Corporation," consisting of the secretaries of war and agriculture and three members to be appointed by the president who would be given power to complete and operate the Muscle Shoals project. LAFOLLETTE SWINGS HIS LIP An attack on the proposed merger of the Armour and Morris meat pack ing concerns was made in the Senate today by Senator Lafollete, who de clared the packers were seeking im munity in advance from the president and government officials. fore the coming of the Turkish army, L than hag fop had twenty millionaire, but today I hg The mUk from the every one of these men is virtually painter dairv .g thg cleanest penniless. The largest losers are the , . w'w. landowners textile importers and ex-; mflk; porters of fruits, cereals, carpets tfjhe had vigited the gchools regulary opium. ,.,,,.! and everything was going well in all. The number of Armenians killed m Mr T g Trantham was given the Smyrna, according to the committee, ; floor and fae a mouthful When is 4000, and the number of person had finished you cQuld hear a m wno are missing or wu nave ucch The Newspaper Contest Was Staged By the General Extension Division Attention has been called to two mistakes which appeared in the ar ticle sent out from Jacksonville last week, in regard to the outcome of the state newspaper contest which had been held in conjunction with the Florida State Fair and Exposition. The Agricultural Extension Divis ion of the University, the report stat ed, conducted the contest, inis was erroneous, as the entire exhibit, in eluding the contest, was under the supervision of the General Extension Division of which B. C. Riley in direc tor. Mr. Riley's name was given at R. R. Riley, the same who was the opponent of W. S. Cawthon in the pri mary race for the office of superinten dent of public instruction. Rubber-block paving is to be plac- commission of control composed of the great powers, including the United States, Turkey and other countries bordering the Black Sea, was present ed to the peace conference today by Lord Curzon, acting for the Allies. TURKS TAKE A TUMBLE A Turkish spokesman outside thk auditorium said the Turkish position probably would be found nearer the Allied plan than the Russian. The Turks it appears have suddenly realiz ed the Russian plan for Turkish con trol would force Turkey to build a navy. MADE HER WAY TO MEXICO Is the Opinion of California Officer Regarding Mrs. Phillips' Escape Los Angeles, Dec. 6. (Associated Press). The search for Mrs. Clara Phillips, convicted of beating to death Mrs. Alberta Meadows with a ham mer and who escaped from the county jail early yesterday, is in active pro gress in Southern California and Lower California, but despite various tips sheriff's deputies generally held to their original belief that the woman fled across the border into Mexico. MAKING WAR ON THE MOSQUITO Crusaders Against the Pestiferous Insects Meeting in Daytona For a War Council The Business and Professional Woman's Club held its regular meet ing at the club rooms last night, with Miss Margaret Taylor in the chair. The club meeting was opened by repeating the club collect, followed by singing "America." The meeting was then turned over to Miss Onie Chazal, who is chairman of the program committee, and Mr. John L. Edwards, president of the Ocala National Bank, the speaker of the evening, was introduced. From the time he started talking until he closed, Mr. Edwards could not have found a more attentive audience. The subject of his address was "Banking," in which the history of the American bank was clearly set forth, from the time of colonial days, when the Am erican bank was an outgrowth and patterned after the Bank of England, through subsequent years to the time of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, when the national eentral power of banking was divided and the states were given more power, to the present national federal reserve banking system, which in the eight years it has been in effect has grown into what it considered the largest and safest banking system in the world. TVlia cvef om iho onaQlrnii eoM iraa t-nA e i.v i. 4. 1 xi Miami, Dec. 6. President Sewell of of the potent factors in winning the i,, ,. '. , , . , " , , ... , I the Miami Chamber of Commerce, has recent war, and made it possible fori . , , . . - x, n ' ., ' . , resigned as director of the Florida sums of money to foreign govern ments necessary in the financing of Daytona, Dec. 6. (By Associated Press). A Florida state-wide anti mosquito conference began here today to continue through tomorrow with representatives of the United States department of agriculture, the United States public health service, state, county and municipal health officials in attendance. ' SEWELL IS SORE Development Board's Methods Meet His Decided Disapproval China consumes the entire herring ed on St. Martin's Lane, London, Eng- j catch of the British Columbia coast, land. Rubber, in addition to be noise- i which averages about 40,000 tons an less, gives a hard, solid foundation, jnually. The fishing season is now in and lasts longer tnan ordinary pav- progress ing material, altho the initial ex pense is greater, according to ing experts. jav- Ex-Premier Clemenceau was at one time a librarian in New York city. DE On the Road of Good Intentions ID made prisoners is stated to be 8000 men and 15,000 women. The most prominent Armenian bus iness men killed were Sarkis and Kas parian, landowners, and Gurunlian and Panossian, textile merchants. drop in the room. He stated that he had written Mr. Hoeker a letter but Fred had forgotten to bring it to the meeting, so he would do his best to state the main issues in the letter. If there was anything he forgot we don't j I know what it was. He based his let- pnM iter on the assumption fhat the council ATTEMPT TO rOKM A ;wag gQin tQ pags on the assessment UNION IN CENTRAL AMERICA jof Oklawaha's pacing and that it was r to cost a little over $4 a front foot. Washington, Dec. 6. (Associated , He stated that he represented Mrs. Press). The Central American con- j E L. Carney, A. G. Gates, G. T. ference today received the final draft Maughs, F. T. Schreiber, J. Malever, of its rules of procedure and faced the Home estate, J. D. Robertson and the question of including in its agenda j E W- clement. He merely touched for discussion the proposal ior a union of Central American countries. (Concluded on Page Four ! mmm a vb hi ; I DIULJl Bw I nil the war. Mr. Edwards told how the federal reserve system, which is gov erned by a federal reserve board of twelve at Washington, in turn co operates and works with a federal re serve committee which is composed of members, one from each of the twelve federal reserve districts in the United States, co-operating with state banks and local banks, making the banking system of this country as safe and sound as the government which stands behind it. Mr. Edwards then touched on the different classes of banks, which includes trust companies, clear ing houses, building and loan associa tions, etc. The address was so clear and simple that any one might under stand and still so comprehensive and interesting that any business man cculd learn something. The members of the club are certainly indebted to Mr. Edwards for this interesting and enlightening address, and it is a pity it could not have been heard by every person in Ocala, for this subject of banking touches every person, from the baby whose parents start a sav ings account to the financier to whom banking is the backbone of his suc cess. At this mating the election of of ficers for the coming year was held. The following are those who will hold office during the year 1923: President, Miss Carrie Barco; vice president. Mrs. Charles Simpson; sec ond vice-president, Mrs. Sasan Ellis; treasurer, Miss Helen Veal; recording secretary, Miss Adele Bittinger; cor- i repondine secretary, Mrs. Ola Potter; auditor. Mrs. Annie Rooney; director, State Development Board. He gave as the reason total disapproval of the policy of the board. He likewise an nounced his refusal to aid the board's five million dollar campaign to adver tise the state. B. B. Tatum, of a hijf realty firm, announces that after this year the firm will refuse to donate to the support of the board. NOTICE TO WOODMEN OF THE WORLD Every member of Fort King Camp, Woodmen of the World, is strongly urged to attend the meeting Friday night, Dec. 8th, 7:30 o'clock, in Odd Fellows hall. Sovereign Auditor Lewis, State Manager Rivers and Chief Mus tering Officer Darden will be present. Refreshments will be served. C. K. Sage, Clerk. Five thousand dollars was paid for a single branch of red apples in Fer rell, New Jersey, by a nursery firm. A record and agreement of purchase have been filed with the county clerk. The owner received $1,000 outright for the purchase of the apple branch, and will receive $4,000 additional in installments at the rate of two cents each for every tree budded from this branch, which is to remain on the tree in the orchard, according to reports. Next to the main entrance of the Doom city hall, there is a small space on the walL covered with glass, in which, according to the prescripts of he Dutch law, are published the names of each couple intending to be married within two weeks. In this little Miss Margaret Taylor; press reporter, 8?liare was Pasted recently. I l ! Miss Mabel A kins. I """" .uuvmiwuitm vi uc After the meeting refreshments alser ano- Process Hennine of Reusg the marriege announcement of the ex- were served and a half-hour spent. delightful social Advertise in the Evening Star. both "without occupation.". The groom's title and domicile are given as "Emporer and King Wilhelm H, age 63 years, living in Doom."