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THE OCALA BANNER (Published Weekly) old SLdnv FRANK HARRIS _ Editor FRANK HARRIS. JR.. , Bus. Mffr. 8. M. LUMMU8, Ass t Bus. Mgr. MRS. HARVEY CLARK, ix»c*l Editor PHONES Office—— ——• 11 miT* Residence- — ad 212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year • - Six Months 75c Three Months 50c Entered as second olass matter at the postofflce at Ocala. Fla., uder Acts of Congress regulating second class mail matter. Within 25 years the auto industry has grown to 10,000,000. Hon. William J. Bryan spoke to a large audience at the South Florida Fair Wednesday afternoon. It is proposed to cut the naval ap propriation bill in half and give the other half to the “buddies" who made naval appropriations possible. Sen sible. It is announced that Mr. Simeon BUtch of the Raiford prison farm has raised the biggest hog in the State. His other live stock gladdens the eyes to look upon and his flock of chickens will do to brag about. Arthur B. Rouse, chairman of the national congressional committee says that in the next election democrats will gain in every state. Well it will unless sectionalism blinds the good sense of the people to the needs of the nation. The Miami Metropolis says that one of Miami’s most trusted and most frequently sought physicians is re quired to park his car two blocks from his office. When an emergency call comes in, he must walk two blocks to get his car before he can answer the summons. The Times-Union says that the Tam pa Tribune put a whole page of truth into five lines of type when it said: “Congress can get equitableness of farm prices with other things by re ducing the other things. It never can prop ’taters and turnips up to where they will look natural along side of shoes and clothes.” “No man could have won on an advocacy of the league of nations or could have come within five million votes of winning.”—Times-Union. Nor could any democrat have won on a platform denouncing the league of nations. He would have witnessed the complete wreckage of his party. Tom j Watson and his following only would have been left to tell the story. The Lake Wales Highlander is strong on W. J. Bryan for United States senator from Florida. It says it would like to see Mr. Bryan make the race. If that is what the High lander most desires its wishes are sure to be gratified. It’s about the safest bet we know that Mr. Bryan will enter the race for the senate, and neither be nor Mr. Trammell will have things all bis own way.—Lake Region. The Florida State Horticultural So ciety will hold their thirty-fifth an nual meeting in Lakeland, the tenta tive dates selected by the executive committee being May 2nd to 5th. Secrteary Baynard F. Floyd of Or lando is receiving membership re newals and hopes to have 2.500 paid up members before the meeting opens. The annual dues are one dollar and all the funds are expended in further ing interests in horticultural develop ments in Florida. We can look for some hot shots in i politics now. The new Republican organ over ,at Winter Park, the Post, has started in to make things raw and bloody. First off. Wendier says Senator Trammell should be ashamed to pass on the Newberry ease, con sidering the 'rottenness' of the Dem ocratic machine here in Florida, to which Trammell owes his election. Well, we’ll have some fur flying next election in Florida and it will not be all pulled off Us the primaries either. —Lake Region. In the person of Mr. Miles Poin dexter the state of Washington has in the United States Senate one who wears ear puffs and goggles. In the election of Truman Newb&rry to the senate he has the gall to pat himself on record as saying that there is not a single word of evidence to show that & dollar was improperly spent in his election and that certain multi millionaire organisations sought by every means in their power to in fluence and intimidate senators to vote against Mr. Newberry. Surely the state of Washington is to be pit ied. MR McADOO’S POSITIVE DECLA RATION Before the senate interstate com merce committee Mr. Wm. G. McAdoo, openly charged that federal control had alone saved the railroads of the United States from ruin dur ing the war. The distinguished statesman con cluded a lengthy defense of govern ment administration with this empha tic declaration: “There is no ground for the charge of railroad executives that the gov ernment ruined the railroads. The undisputable fact is that the govern ment saved them.” The former cabinet member hearti ly praised the work of railroad em ployes during the war, saying they •vere “underpaid as compared to competitive industries.” Federal control, he summarized, had eliminated useless competition at great saving to the public, in creased facilities for the comfort of the traveling public, decreased oper ating costs and improved efficiency. Without federal control of the rail roads, McAdoo said the carriers would have failed in the crisis of the world war. The former director-general em phatically urged the railroads to elim inate competition, as the public pays the price.” He also usged: Use of passenger terminals and the immediate union of freight terminals. Since the return to private opera tions McAdoo said the roads were costing the people $54,774,631 more a month than during federal control. Operating costs, he added, had in creased $97,286,386 a month since the return to private control. He denied statements of railroad executives that the government had put burdens upon the roads by in creasing wages. “I adopted recommendations of the railroad members on the adjustment board as to classification and wages,” he said, in refusing the charges. He told of deciding in many instances against increases while employes in other industries were getting advanc es. “The charge that wages of rail road labor were unnecessarily raised and that wages were thereby elevat ed throughout the country, is false,” said the former director. “The exact contrary is true. The schedules of wages promulgated by the adminis tration during 1919 were generally below those in other basic industries and well below rates fixed by the navy yards, national * labor adjustment board. The former director declared he was convinced that the return of the roads to private ownership had cost the people "much more” than if they had been retained for a five-year test under government ownership. “I am also convinced that the present level of freight and passenger rates would have been unnecessary because there is no question in my mind that a well-directed and unified operation of railroads would enor mously reduce the cost of operation and greatly increase efficiency,” he declared. McAdoo added that such a test period would have protected investments, averted labor troubles and lower cost of transportation. In concluding, McAdoo said that no great industry had ever been more generously treated by the govern ment than the railroad industry.” He declared that the government after guaranteering the roads against losses for six months after the return to private control, had given them a basis of rate making which "assures them under normal conditions an an nual income of $1,134,000,000. A FORMER OCALA CITIZEN HON ORED Mr. J. Arthur Griffin is one of Ocala’s contributions to our neighbor ing city of Tampa. He has been a notable factor in its growth and this paper has watched his participations in its upbuilding with a degree of pride and the name he has won as an authority in the matters of finance and the things appertaining thereto has been most gratifying to his friends. Mr. Griffin has contributed an ar ticle for the last issue of the Florida Grower which we print in full else where as we know that it will be read with interest not only by his old friends in this city and county but by others who have faith in the fu ture of Florida and are in sympathy with his optimistic views. Accompanying Mr. Griffin’s article the Grower pays him the following high compliment: “Since the time the Florida Grower established itself in Tampa all of its banking has been done with the Ex change National Bank of Tampa. At that time J. A. Griffin gas cashier, to day he is its president. Cashier or president, he has been the friend of the Florida Grower, a personal friend of the writer, a friend of all Florida, a leader of men and an asset to the State. Conservative without narrow ness, cautious without timidness, his policy and that of his associates has been such that his bank is a bulwark THE OCALA BANNER of solidness, and such progress has It made that anew 12-story building is soon to be erected on the site of its present quarters. Mr. Griffin is a firm believer in the future of the state. Florida born and bred, he is second to no man in his faith and loyalty.” MARITAL CONDITION ~OF OUR POPULATION The department of commerce, through the bureau of the census, has issued a statement showing, for the United States and for each state, the marital condition of the popula tion, as ascertained at the fourteenth Decennial census, taken as of Janu ary 1, 1920. The total male population of the United States on the census date, 53,900,431, included 36,920,633 men and boys 15 years of age and over. Of the latter number, 12,967,565 were single, 21,849,266 were married, 1,758,308 were widows. 235,284 were divorced, and for the remaining 110,240 the martial con dition was not ascertained by the enumerators. The total number of females in the United States, 51,810,189, included 35,- 177,515 women and girls 15 years of age and over. Of the latter number, 9,616,902 were single, 21,318,933 were married, 3,917,625 were widows, 273,- 304 were divorced, and for the remain ing 50,751 the marital condition was not reported. The difference of 530,- 333 between the numbers of married men and married women was due principally to the presence in the United States of many foreign-born married men who had left their wives in the countries of their former resi dence. , Florida has 332,321 males of whom 107,768 are sigle; 203,029 are married; 19,131 are widowed; 2,562 are divorc ed; not reported, 1,221. Females, 312,- 789; married. 199,842; single, 69,294; widowed, 40,565; divorced, 2,562; not reported, 535. SEAR’S GOOD WORK The Florida Development Board's protest against objectionable wording in advertising being jlone by the United States Shipping Board to divert tourists travel to South America from Florida and other established tourist resorts in the United States, is getting results. The chairman of the Shipping Board has written to Sena tor Duncan U. Fletcher, that he had not seen the advertising before it went out but has given instructions to change the wording so as to read that if people are going to South America or Europe to see the various sights, they should use these ships. This followed an earlier reply frojn the advertising manager, who tried to make out that the advertising would be beneficial to Florida in that peo ple who go abroad this year will not want to go there again and will be glad to spend their next vacation in Florida or some other American wint er resort. Congressman W. J. Sears opened an attack in the House on the advertis ing budget of the Shipping Board, whicft wants to get another $900,000.- 000 to be spent for advertising. Complaint was made on January 22nd by the National Merchant Marine Association; “that government offi cials in many instances patronize for eign vessels in preference to those of our own country, whose interest it is their duty to promote. The example thus set can only have an adverse effect upon the development of an adequate merchant marine.” If government officials will not pat ronize their own boats why waste hundreds of thousands of the people’s tax money trying to get the general public to travel on those boats ? HON, W. W. PHILIPS FOR THE SENATE W. W. Philips, of Columbia coun ty, has announced for the state Sen ate from that county. Mr. Philips made good in the lower house as a representative from Colum bia county, and he would make good in the Senate. The next session of the Legislature will be an important one. and the most important matter that body will be called upon to consider will be our state roads. Mr. Philips’ position is well known. He has already been weighed in the balance and found not wanting. We don’t believe there is a man in Columbia county who can beat him, and this is as it should be. —Leesburg Commercial. . WHY KENYON WAS APPOINTED At the White House they are quite astonished at all these synical insinu ations that Senator Kenyon’s activi ties as a leader of the farm bloc had anything to do with his appointment to the bench of t&e United States Circuit Court. Mr. Harding never considered that fact for a moment, nor had the thought ever occurred to him that Senator Kenyon might be the left-wing candi date for the Republican nomination for President in 1924. There was a vacancy in the Eighth Circuit, and ABRAHAM LINCOLN inherited no opportunities and acquired nothing by luck. His good fortune consisted of untiring perseverance. The sooner you begin to save and make regular week ly or monthly deposits here the greater " /ill be your oppor tunities. We cordially invite YOUR account and will allow a liberal rate of interest on same. Munroe & Chambliss National Bank thumbing over the leaves of the Con gressional Directory one day the Pres ident happened to notice that William Squire Kenyon was “educated at lowa College. Grinnell, la., and law school of the State University of lowa.” Plainly enough, there was the man to name for United States Cir cuit Court Judge, and the President acted at once. It is true that at the same time he managed to get Mr. Kenyon out of the Senate and to remove him from the temptation of aspiring to the Presi dency in 1924, but nothing like this was in Mr. Harding’s mind, and if it had been for certain remarks made subsequently in the Senate he would probably never have suspected that there might be practical organization politics in the Kenyon appointment.— World. * WHERE WAS TRAMMELL? Lady employees of the Capitol at Washington recently voted on the question of who were the handsomest men in Senate and House. First and second choice were neither of these choices fell to our own Sen ator Trammell. Partisan politics must have entered into this vote and the South discriminated against. I am not surprised that Drane was not men tioned but I am sure there is no finer figure in Washington than Senator Park Trammell.—Florida Grower. THE RULES OF THE GAME To succeed in the strenous competition of the modern business world it is necces sary to observe the rules of the game. To know how the men of means succeeded in the past, to know how good business is conducted today and something of the con ditions to be discounted if you would suc ceed on tomorrow. One of the first essentials is to estab lish a good banking connection. Our in stitution with its Commercial, Safe de posit and Savings Departments together with the training and experience of our of ficers is at your command. Our Business is Banking. We have no side-lines. Busily yours, THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF OCALA OPEN SATURDAYS UNTIL 7P.M FOR CONVENLANCE OF CUSTOMERS THE JUNE PRIMARIES W’hile this is an off year in elec tions more than the usual interest centers in the June primaries, especi ally in the selection of county repre sentatives in the next legislature, w’here changes are to be made. Is sues that are certain to come at the next session of the legislature are vi tal to Florida, a growing and pros pering state. Among these will be tick eradication, no-fence law, high way development, changes in methods of taxation, capital removal and raep portionment. But even more interest, perhaps, centers in the nomination of a Unit ed States senator, Senator Trammell’s term expiring next year. So far no names other than those of Mr. Tram mell, to succeed himself and William Jennings Bryan. The Pensacola News, ;n a recent issue, makes the prediction that Mr. Bryan will be a candidate, and suggests that if he does Florida will be one of the liveliest campaigners in its history. The News says it has learned, in devious ways, that Mr. Bryan has declared that he will make the race if there is suffi cient demand for it. The Jacksonville Observer also has declared that Mr. Bryan would no doubt prove a highly acceptable can didate to a large number of Florida citizens and dispose of any question FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1922. of his eligibility to office by citing the case of Frank Clark who was, to all intents and purposes, a citizen of Oklahoma when he was elected to congress from Florida. If Mr. Bryan does decide to as pire to represent the stale in the Sen ate it will be puzzling to many to know on just what kind of a platform he will stand—what issue will he make that would give him preference over Senator Trammell. Both Mr. Trammell and Mr. Fletcher voted for the prohibition issue, which is settled, and so far as we have been able to conjecture there are no big issues on which Florida’s senators have offen ded the electorate of the state. And the native son, surely, may well count that he starts the race with light weight and the best of the start.—Pa. latka News. The last issue of the New York Packer says that the February rain, snow have added materially to the damage to the citrus fruits caus ed by the January freeze. Half the crop it says has been frozen. George Sylvester Vierick regards Woodrow Wilson as “a hypocrite, and more English than the English.” Not the least of the ex-president’s good fortune lies in the enemies he has made. —Tampa Times. • Banner want ads bring you results.