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“VOLUME 56; NO. 12. l& -L ' * 'ANOTHER NEW INDUSTRY ESTABLISHED IN IS GUT Very few people in Ocala are aware that right in our city there has re cently sprung up an industry that gives every evidence of growing into large proportions within an early date. A representative of this paper visited the plant of the Central Flor ida Fiber Company a few days ago and bad the pleasure of being shown over the plant by the originator and prime mover, Mr. Edmund H. Martin, and to Bay that it proved a revelation is put ting it mildly. Mr. Martin has in -Btailed machinery for curing moss from its original state into a finished product, the equal of which for up holstering furniture, auto cushions and seats, chairs, etc., has not yet been found. The Banner man was very much interested, and really as tonished to see what Mr. Martin had accomplished in so short a time. He •was shown thousands of pounds of green moss, just gathered from the trees, piled high over an area prob ably two hundred feet square or more; next he was shown immense quanti STATE BOARD OF PARDONS MADE EIGHTEEN DESPONDENT SOULS HAPPY The Tallahassee correspondent of the Jacksonville Metropolis says that eighteen complete and conditional pardons were granted by the State Board of Pardons, in session there Msych 14-18, out of 103 cases con sidered by the board. This was an nounced Tuesday by L. B. Edwards, secretary of the board, who said that conditional pardons were granted in & few cases not presented to the j*rd by an attorney or otherwise. f Six prisoners serving terms for r murder are included in the list. They are: •Jack Gibson, John Holsey, Jonas Hopkins, Mosley, Napol eon McPherson and Richard Strong. 06 Four oti>v.>M. imprisoned on larceny charges, were pardoned.' They are: Clyde Lightsey, W. J. Strickland, Jr., Sidney B. Wiley and Gordon Worthy, aegro. Others included are: John Cooper, of DeSoto county, for manslaughter; SUCCESSFUL DRIVE FOR THE MARION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The .Marion County Chamber of Commerce membership met with fine success. The total number of mem bers signed up has reached 200. The new members now number 70. As the organization had 249 members on March first, there are many to be *igned up even of the old members. These are being signed up as fast as . they can be seen. The committees tr * giving as much time to the work **th?y can take from their individual ItasinesKes. The additional members signed up L. M. Murray, Nelson A. I)osh, R. * Carroll, Chero Cola Bot. Cos., W. H. Meffcrt, C. E. Bomolini, Ocala Steam Laundry, E. W. Merrell, J. M. Jaek **, Ocala Electric Spoe Shop. O. B. House. The Maxine Hotel. A. E* Gerig. JJ* l*ub. Cos.. M. M. Carter. T. M. Moore, Spencer-Pedrick Motor Cos., House. H. C. Sistrunk, Baxter J 1 * Ollie Mordis. Rev. C. L* Collins. Won County Creamery Cos., M. S. 2** ya - r M. Livingston. E. C. Jor ** * Cos C. C. Simpson. Jas. E. B. NRS. SIMMONS THE WINNER ■ r C. E. Simmons, the lucky hold- V* ticket number 3046. was the win- the beautiful prize dinner set 11W: iy by the Senate Coffee r ttetuf matle> w hich held a demon - ftT 00 here lasl week in the U-Serve Marsh’s Market and Mr. grocery, ending Saturday demonstration was so success j, **** 90 mu ch enjoyed that there ®**eral call for it to come again. °N TO ORLANDO! * haU * n( i to the Capitol Re t Jl lUeetillr in Orlando, April sth, *HfiT^re e i fifty CarS Strong ‘ Al ‘ r* is much enthusiasm here THE OCALA BANNER ties of moss partly cured, and then he was taken to the large warehouse, close by, which was completely filled j with the finished product—clean black j fiber —which had been tightly baled,' and now ready for shipment. The! plant is located just within the city limits in the eastern section of Ocala, and occupies a part of the land be longing to Mr. Martin's father-in-law, Mr. W. W. Harriss, and on which is the beautiful suburban home of Mr. Harriss and his estimable family. Mr. Martin is to be congratulated for his energy and foresight, and as a business venture is bound to suc ceed as raw material for his plant can always be secured in unlimited quantities, and even now Mr. Martin has orders booked that will keep the plant running full time for months ahead. Here’s hoping that Mr. Mar- j tin’s fondest anticipations will be fully j realized, and we firmly believe that; the Central Florida Fiber Company | will eventually become one of the j state’s most prosperous enterprises. James Henry Johnson, manslaughter; Russell B, Lane, Bay county, break ing and entering; Bertrand Mose, negro; assault with intent to com mit rape; J. C. Norwood, Leon coun ty, violation of liquor law; W. C. Pybus, carrying concealed weapons; Roy Albritton, negro, assault with in tent to commit rape, and Julius Coachman, negro, criminal assault. In giving out the findings, the board said that: “It considered a great many cases and Was in session little longer than usual, giving mature con sideration to all applications present ed. Relatively speaking, the board granted a small number of pardons. Conditional pardons were granted in a few cases not presented to the board by an attorney or otherwise, it being the policy of the board to grant par dons in meritorious cases, whether the defendants are able to present their cases through an attorney or other wise. Hall, Marion Hardware Cos., W. B. Thom, Moses Gro. Cos., E. E. Dobbs, Nicholas Heintz, Ocala Telephone Cos., Rev. W. P. Durham, Anthony Farms, C. E. Kiplinger, J. H. Benja min, D. B. Mayo, S. M. Hooper, A. S. Burgess, C. B. Ayer, Chas. Peyser, C. C. Bryant, Edward Drake, W. W. Con don, T. W. Troxler, R. T. Stroud, M unroe & Chambliss National Bank, DeWitt Griffin, R. L. Dewey, H. L. Borland. W. B. Pasteur, Sparr, Pas teur &. Johnson Anthony, W. J. Cros by Citra, R. B. Meffert, S. S. Savage, Jr., K. C. Moore, Whitington & Phil lips, R. B. Bullock, R. F. Rogers, Ocala Auto & Garage Cos., Ocala National Bank, H. C. Nichols, D. V. M„ J. R. Brumby. Jr., J. G. Lege, N. L. Wil liam's, L. K. Edwards Irvine, H. A. Wartmann. A meeting of the Chamber will be held Monday night for the purpose of hearing reports from the member ship committees and to take such steps as ito’e necessary to rush the membership campaign thru to a close. over the proposed motorcade to the “City Beautiful.” The Marion Coun ty Chamber of Commerce has named a committee of three consisting of R. L. Anderson, Jr., chairman J. P. Phillips and T. M. Kilgore, and the committee proposes to make it the biggest motor caravan that has ever gone out of this city. The trip to Or lando will be made with banners fly ing. ' The Marion Realtors Association is strong for the motorcade, and has already taken steps to participate in the move on the Orange County metropolis. Other organizations are expected to join. Details of the trip will be announc ed very shortly. Sanner want ads bring you results. OCALA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1922. DR. BARKER’S LECTURES GREATLY APPRECIATED BY LARGE CROWDS The address of Dr. Chas. Barker, of Grand Rapids, Mich., given in Ocala Sunday night and Monday under the auspices of the Ocala Rotary Club, were a pronounced success. Every lecture wa3 attended by a large and appreciative audience. Dr. Barker is the only lecturer who has ever been indorsed by International Rotary. On Sunday night in the auditorium of the Methodist church, he gave his widely known address, “The Road to Hap piness.” That lecture assured attend ance at the lectures that followed, so much were who heard him Sunday night impressed with Dr. Barker’s message. On Monday morning at nine o’clock Dr. Barker addressed the students of hte Ocala high school on “How to Make the Most Out of Life.” The students were crowded into one of the class rooms and it was more than evident, as Miss Sheppard, principal of the school, pointed out that there is a great need for an auditorium. Dr. Barker told the students of the im portance of having sound bodies, of the necessity for concentration of the mind and the avoidance of distrac tions and of the need for a brave heart that can say “no” when the occasion demands it. A large number of men and women fail, he said, because of poor health, and he said that no person need have poor health. Dr. Barker said that Theodore Roosevelt was the most ac tive and strenuous president the coun try had ever had. Up until the time he was fourteen years of age, Roose velt was sickly with a sunken chest, weak lungs, and a weak heart. He suffered with asthma, a very unusual thing for a child of that age. Dr. Barker said that Roosevelt built him self up by taking a certain amount of physical exercise each day, after he was told by a physician that he could do so. , . Monday afternoon, Dr. Barker ad dressed a large audience of women in the*' Methodist church on “A Moth er's Relations to Her Daughters.” and Monday night addressed a large gath AGRtCULTRAL YEAR BOOKS FOR DISTRIBUTION To the Editor Ocala Banner: I will appreciate it very much if you will give publicity through the columns of your paper, to the fact that I have a number of Year books of the Department of Agriculture for free distribution and I will be glad to send a copy to anyone applying for it. This publication contains a very great variety of information for the farmer and others interested in agri cultural matters and are compiled an nually in the Department of Agricul ture. As the supply is limited, I will be unable to send more than one copy to each individual. Thanking you and with best wishes, I am Yours sincerely, FRANK CLARK. M. C. 2nd Dist. of Fla. BIG WEEK AT THE TEMPLE Manger Bennett made a big hit when he got the Dixie Amusement Company to put on its juvenile slides and Charlie Chaplin’s imitators made up of a number of small local boys and girls, which indeed made it a “booster” week for the Temple, and a week of glee and gladness for the children. Prizes were distributed for the best imitators of the famous actor, and also to those who held the lucky numbers iu the drawings. Some of the prizes were very pretty and ap propriate, whiie others were amus ingly comic, which provoked uncon trollable laughter and hilarity. Messrs. W. S. McGary and B. B. Gardner are proprietors of the Dixie Amusement Company, and were here seven years ago, and the junior mem ber of the firm married here and cele brated his marriage by taking the popular Oklawaha river trip. In addition to the amusement fea ture noted above Manager Bennett gave his patrons some very notable pictures, in which some real stars took leading parts, to-wit: Kathryn MacDonald, Gouvenir Morris, Wanda Hawley, Elaine Hemmerstein and oth ers. Tonight Charlie Chaplin will be the great attraction. Music will be furnished by the Da vis orchestra. ering of men in the same church on “A Father’s Responsibilities to His Son.” He made a profound impres sion upon both audencies. The Doctor was especially emphatic in calling attention to the danger that £ have beset young people in this coun try since the close of the World War and to the general lowering of moral standards. He named as the crying evils that have produced the social conditions existing throughout the country today unchaperoned automo bile rides at night, the sex pictures shown in the movie theaters, jazz dancing and the extreme styles of dress affected by a large proportion of girls and women. ( We placed the re sponsibility for these conditions squarely upon the shoulders of par ents. At each of the meetings Dr. Barker was introduced by Rotarian Jake Gerig of the Committee on Arrange ments foil the lectures. Both Dr. Barker and Rotarian Gerig spoke most appreciatively of the splendid crowds who attended the lectures. They thanked the principal of the high school and the Methodists for the generous use of their church. Dr. Barker spoke appreciatively of the fact that the Baptists who are having a revival had arranged for the attend ance of the women and men of that church upon his lectures. The Ro tarians believe that they have per formed a real public service, as Mr. Gerig pointed out, in bringing Dr. Barker to Ocala. Dr. Barker left for St. Petersburg. At the close of his talk he expressed himself as greatly delighted with Ocala and with what he saw of Ma rion county while here, and said that he proposed coming back to this sec tion of Florida. He was especially carried away with the beauties of Silver Springs and said that the springs would be more widely adver tised. He was much impressed with the fact as he stated it, that enough water flows out of Silver Springs ev ery twenty-four hours to provide over five gallons a piece for every man, woman and child in the United States. THE BANNER ABROAD Mr. Harold Irving Hall, writing from Parkhill Farms, Melbourne, Quebec, Canada, is so much pleased with the Banner that he lias enrolled his name on its subscription books. He writes as follows: “I have received copies of the Ocaia Banner. lam much pleased with your paper, especially the high tone of your editorials: “In the past we Northerners have been led to believe that editors of the South were of the “Pitchfork Tillman” variety. “It is with a feeling of great pleas ure that I find the Banner staid and conservative in its editorial utter ances, allied with a progressive spirit; the local news service so well car ried out, thus uniting a “go-ahead spirit with those stable qualities so necessary in a growing state. “I feel that in what 1 hope will not be the very distant future, when I shall have reached Ocala, that I will find in my new made triends the same good qualities so characteristic of our Canadians. “Your Chamber of Commerce secre tary, Mr. Louis H. Chazal, kindly sent me the splendid booklet on Ocala and Marion county. It is certainly an eye-o.pener to the average Canadian whose mind is full ef a confused jum ble of ideas that Florida il made up of tourists, sand, alligators, heat and rattlesnakes —that is the general con ception of your state. “I wrote Mr. Mcßae, your commis sioner of agriculture, for some litera ture. He very kindly wrote me and sent me a lot of books and booklets which I have,studied quite minuiely. In one of the books I saw the name of the Ocala Banner described as the “oldest newspaper in Florida.” hence my latter to you asking for a sample copy and subscription rates. “There are several of my friends who, although good Canadians like myself, love our land of the maple but do not like our winters, which set in about the 4th of November and then hang on with innumerable snow storms, with the cold often hitting the bottom at 40 deg. below zero, until the 10th of April; then follows a month of snow slush and mud until the 10th of May. “Of course, some years spring comes earlier, but the dairyman calculates on seven months of feed in the stable IRK OF REBUILDING IS RAPIDLY 601N6 FORWARD From the ashes of the serious fire in the business section of Ocala bn February 18th, new buildings are al ready arising. Geo. Mac Kay & Cos., who suffered the heaviest loss in the fire, Thursday began the construc tion of what will be one of the hand somest mercantile buildings in Flor ida. Within two weeks following the fire and the insurance adjustments, clearing of the debris was under way, and a week ago the JfacKay company began work on anew build ing for its undertaking department. Work on the Chace and the Gerig buildings is expected to be started at an early date also. Plans for these have not yet been definitely decided upon. The new store building of Geo. Mac Kay & Cos., will not only be much handsomer than the building that was destroyed, but will be larger. It will be three stories in height instead of two, and will have an increased floor space. It will have a most attractive front, and the interior will be arrang ed in accordance with the very latest ideas for mercantile buildings, with the most modern fixtures throughout. The building has been designed to af ford a maximum of sunlight and venti lation. The front will be of buff col ored breik, with the mortar indented, with plate glass show windows on the ground floor and large steel sash windows whit prism glasses on the second and third floors. The brick panels and pilasters will be orna mented. The entrance will be in the center of the building through a ves tibule, with doors opening on either side of a central plate glass show window. A marquee, suspended by chains, will extend across the entire for his stock. This year hay is sell ing for $27 to S3O a ton on the track; brand, $34 a ton; shorts $31.50; mid dlings $36 per ton. “Farmers’ stuff is as follow's: Whole milk cheese 12 cents per pound; cream ery butter, 33 cents; dairy butter, 30 cents; milk, 2b a gallon shipped to Montreal, from w-hich is deducted milk tickets 20 cents for 8 gallons; so you can see that our dairymen are not living in clover. "Live stock low in price, but I sup pose that the country, as in the past, will pull through.” A SPLENDID ATTRACTION AT BELLEVIEW TONIGHT Eddie Armstrong, who has won popularity by his clever performanc es, has arranged for an “Evening of Mirth and Melody” at Belleview to night. The programme, arranged under ! the direction of Miss Florence Kraft Wells, is catchy and classy. Ocala ought to send down a large delegation. REMEMBERS SOME OF OUR GOOD FRIENDS NOW GONE In renewing his subscription to The Banner, Mr. W. P. Strunk, of Road house, 111., writes as follows: “I notice in a late issue that my CAPITAL REMOVAL COMMITTEE HOLDS MEETING IN LAKEI / J. The committee selected at the meet ing or representatives from various cities throughout South Florida held in Ocala Monday che 13th and appoint ed to name working committees for the organization of the Capital Re moval Association, which will seek to have the capital removed from Talla hassee to some more central location met in Lakeland on Saturday, the 18th. The committee named by the com mittee on committees were as follows: Credentials: E. W. Davis, Orlan do; O. P. Swope, Oviedo; Dr. A. L. Izlar, Clermont. Membership:' C. H. Jordan, Cres cent City; J. H. Lord, Sarasota; W. F. Stovall, Tampa. Publicity: Robert Holly, Sanfcrd; T. E. Fitzgerald, Daytona; J. E. Worthington, Lake Wales. Legislation: L. C! Massey, Orlando; A. R. Carver. Lakeland; J. E. Wide, man, West Palm Beach. $1.50 a Year front. It is expected that the build ing will be completed within four months. The main floor has been designed for the hardware and house furnish ing departments. There will be no partitions, however. It will be one large room, with the hardware de partment occupying the north half and the house furnishing department the south. The manager’s office, bookkeeper’s office, cashier's desk and vault will occupy a position in the center rear of the first floor, and will be enclosed with partitions of wood and glass. The vault will be within walls censtructed entirely sep arate from the rest of the building, and will extend up through the sec ond floor, the lower part being used for the books and records of the * - cantile departments and the upper for the drawings and* records of e building department. The building department and president’s office will be on the second floor, on wh'ch will also be located the furniture de partment. This floor will be reached by a stairway from the house fur nishing department. The third floor will be usde for the present as a stor age room. In the rear of the building will ba the loading and unloading platforms and a freight elevator. A fea lire of the building will be the numbe f doors and windows in the rear w.\i:. These will be provided to give all possible light and ventilation on each floor. The building for the undartakj lg department will be of brick const tion, stuccoed and of an aLtrac : e design. ? It will have two floors. old friend Albertus Vegt ha3 pa ; J away. He was one of the first n n I met at Dunnellon in 1885, at which time 1 bought land just a little West of his place. I also met Mr. John F. Dunn and several other friends. No doubt you are about the only one left on my last visit to Florida that i9- mains. Hope, we may meet again in the near future. f Fraternally yours, W. P. STRUNK' OCALA BUYS FIRE TRUCA Ocala, after seeing Leesburg’s e department perform has purchased a thoroughly up-to-date La Franca Fire Truck of latest pattern and big capa city. The new outlay for same be g in the' neighborhood of $13,000. Lees burg congratulates her fine neighbor, Ocala upon taking this adequate s ep for fire protection. —Leesburg Cjiu rnercial. INCREASING BUSINESS The Banner reporter enquiring ab ut business conditions in Marion county in general was much pleased to know from the officers of the Commercial Bank that their business has been very good for 1922 in fact they sta e that their deposits are now approxi mately $100,000.00 more than for s same date last year. Nomination of Permanent Oft jC. H. Freas, Brooksviile; J ■ rish, Titusville; George W. 'aco- Inverness. : i Finance: L. L. Bezn. For ! George R. Riley, Palaika; V.’. i Franklin. Fort Myers. Constitution and By-Laws P. ‘Anderson, Jr., Ocala; W. E. Wa 1 Miami Beach; Isaac Van Hor\ T I City. The report of the committe * v met here today will be sub: el the meeting in Orlando at 2 p April 5, when permanent organ tion of the Removal Association be elected. Members of the committee w a tended the meeting were T Appleyard, Jr., Lakeland chah T. Gary, Ocala: N. P. Yowell and J. W. Walton, of Pali acted as substitute for Willi of Palatka, who ecu hi not be