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VOLUME 56; NUMBER 29. nITIES IN Hll DUR ING ffi SNIPPING SEASON In several respects, the 1922 vege table deal, which came to a close the latter part of June, was the most out standing in the history of Marion county. The county shipped the larg est number of cars ol early vegeta bles in its history, including more than 700 cars of tomatoes, and more than 1300 cars of The season establshed Marion county as one of the most important tomato growing sections in Florida, * an<l therefore in the country. From pack ing houses in Ocala alone were ship ped more cars of tomatoes than were shipped from the entire county in any previous season. Many new packing houses fere built in the county this spring. More attention was given this season to the quality of the pack and more shipments were made under brands. More buyers than ever before were here during the tomato deal, including represent atives of several of the largest pro duce houses in the country. The acreage in tomatoes was the largest the county has ever known, and the biggest part of the crop was grown under contract. More attention was given this season to spraying and pruning. The introduction of dry spraying was a feature. Ocala was again the watermelon center of Florida. The leading buy ers made their headquarters here and the United States bureau of markets sent out its field market reports on watermelons from this point. The acreage in melons was very large, and the number of cars shipped to taled more than double the shipments of last year by some 286 cars. In point of money returns to the growers the season was not much of a success. Asa whole money was made. Some individual growers lost heavily. ' Very abnormal weather was the cause. A severe drought during the early part of the season and excessive rains during the best part of the shipping period cut heav ily into what promised to be big re turns for the growers. The buyers made money on tomatoes especially. Marion bounty tomatoes were prac tically, the only fancy and choice to matoes od the market when shipping got under way, and brought excellent prices. The rains, however, came just as the growers had reached a-, point of profit making. Water-soaked to matoes under contract brought about difficulties between growers and buy ers. Generally speaking,* however, there is na discouragement. Con tracts for next season have already been made and. the indications are tha tthe acreage in tomatoes next year will be larger than ever. It is fully realized that the weather con ditions this season were abnormal, not only in Marion county, but all over the truck shipping sections of the country. Based on the fact that the Marion county tomatoes come in between south Florida and Mississippi and Texas, and upon the normal number of cars absorbed by the mar kets of the country, it is believed that thsi county should ship some thing like 1500 cars of tomatoes each season. Figures obtained by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce from practically every shipping point in the county show thßt there were" shipped since the first of January 690 cars of tomatoes, 1346 cars of water melons, 87 cantaloupes, 128 beans, 163 cabbage, 83 lettuce, 93 cucum bers and 6 cars of sweet corn. Be sides the increase in the cars of to matoes and melons already mention ed, there were increases in the ship ments of cucumbers, beans, canta loupes, cabbage and lettuce over the previous season. With several ship ping points from which information has not yet been obtained the toma to shipments were undoubtedly well over 70 cars and the other figures should be increased. The carlot shipments do not in clude crate shipments in less than ®*r lots by freight and express. Following are the figures obtained by the .Chamber of Commerce from the various shipping points. In every Instance the figures are not an indi cation of what was produced in the immediate vicinity of the. stations, j Hauling by truck to the packing con-1 THE. OCALA BANNER ters for considerable distances was true in many cases., Anthony—Carlots: Tomatoes 45,' sweet worn 5, watermelons 31, lettuce j 2, cantaloupes 26, cabbage 4, beans 1. f Cratqs in less than car lota: No fig-! ures - station. ; Beileview—Carlots: Cucumbers 2, i .tomatoes 26, cabbage' Crates in less than car lots: Figures not avail- i abJe at this station. Boardman— sGarlots: Watermelons 15, cabbage 15f lettuce 10. Crates in less than car Jot^i: Cucumbers 50, beans 500, lettuce 500." Burbank—grates in less than car lots; Beans* 150, 85. Candler —Car lots: Watermelons 87. Crates in less than car lots: Toma toes 2Q, cantaloupes'lso, okra 200, cu cumbers 10. Citra—Cars:Watermelons 4, beans 6, cucumbers 4. Crates in less than car lots: Tomatoes 1500, cantaloupes 5, beans 5000. Cornell —Cars: Watermelons 1. Dunnellon — Cars: Cucumbers 7. East Lake —Watermelons 30. Fairfield—Cars: Tomatoes 28, wa termelons 51, beans 31, cabbage 33, lettuce 14, cucumbers 26. Crates in less than car lots: Tomatoes 2100, okra 150, beans 3250, lettuce 1100, cu cumbers 170. Fort McCoy — Crates in less than car.lot6: Cucumbers 150, tomatoes 25, beans 100, okra 2000. Irvine: Car lots: Tomatoes 13, wa termelons 16, beans 8, cabbage 11, cu cumbers 14. Crates in less than car lets: Tomatoes 136, English peas 143, squash 164, beans 610, cabbage 10, ieituce 162, cucumbers 172. Kendrick —Car lots:. Tomatoes 3, watermelons 3, cantaloupes 3. Crates in less than car lots: Cucumbers 432, tomatoes 724, okra 750, cantaloupes 3829, beans 1665, sweet corn 108, let tuce 1084. Lowell —Crates in car lots: Toma ' toes 19,523, cucumbers 3838, water melons 60 (cars), cantaloupes 1373,! j beans 1981, cabbage 6170, sweet corn 298. Crates in less than car lots: To matoes 2169, cucumbers 316, can:a loupes 1266, beans 4(mJ, cabbage 229, sweet corn 1309. 'Martin —Car lots: Watermelons 80, ! cantaloupes 34, cucumbers 3, toma toes 25, beans 53, sweet corn 1, cab bage 8. Crates in less than car lots: Beans 729, tomatoes 2608, cantaloupes 2543, cabbage 40,' cucumbers 122, squash 17, egg plants 0 green peppers j 115, sweet corn 512, okra 788. Mclntosh —Car lots: Cucumbers 21, tomatoes 19, cabbage 42, lettuce 57, watermelons 7. Crates in less than car lots: Cucumbers 1045, toma toes 692, cantaloupes 733, beans 4094, lettuce 9948. # Montague—Car lots: Watermelons 30. Ocala —Car lots: Tomatoes 357, wa termelons 57, cucumbers 8, canta-' loupes 6. Oklawaha —Car lots: Irish potatoes 1, watermelons 63. Crates in less than car lots: Tomatoes 73, cucum bers 196, cantaloupes 162, beans 246, okra, 223. Reddick —Car lots: Cucumbers 8, tomatoes 45, watermelons 75, beans 25. Santos —Car lots: Watermelons 19. Cratse in less than car lots: Toma toes 286, cantaloupes 19, beans 20. South Lake Weir—Car lots: Wa termelons 328. Summerfield—Car lots: Tomatoes 83. watermelons 251, cantaloupes 4, cabbage 25. Crates in les sthan car lots: Tomatoes 500, cucumbers 200, cantaloupes 300. Sparr—Car lots: Watermelons 4. Crates in less than car lots: Toma toes 300, cucumbers 300, lettnee 250, cantaloupes 5000, beans 100. Weirsdale —Car lots: Watermelons 109. Crates in less than car lots: To matoes 185, watermelons 11, canta loupes 55. Zuber —Car lots: Cantaloupes 11. Editor Earl Thompson of the Ferry Herald, was in the city Wednesday, enroute to Wauchula, to pay a visit to his old friend, Editor Goolsby, of the WaOchula Advocate. While in the city Mr. Thompson called at the Ban ner office and was delighted to learn of the recovery of the editor of this paper from his recent illness. Mr. j Thompson is quite a young man and j is making gooff at Perry. OCALA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1922. HAVE NOT FOUND NEGRO THAT KILLED TWO WHITE MEN I Oscar Mack Shot Into- Wrong Car and ! 1 is Now Fugitive From Justice Oscar Mack, a Kissimmee negro. | who fatally wounded two white men, Stuart Ivey and James Reinhart, of Orange Center, at Kissimmee Sunday night, was still at large at 1 o’clock this morning, although Sheriff Farm er, of Osceola county and a posse of 25 men were still searching for the fugitive, expressing the belief that he | : will be captured or will surrender be-1 ! fore daybreak. . t The shooting occurred about 10 p. i im. Sunday in front of the negro’s ! ! home. Reinhart was instantly killed j j and Ivey, who was brought to a local ; hospital, died yesterday afternoon, j Ben H. McClelland, the third party in the automobile which Reinhart was i driving, was only slightly hurt. According to authentic reports, the shooting resulted from a case of mis taken identity. Mack had been award ed the contract to carry the mails from the postoffice to the railway sta-j ticn in Kissimmee, bidding against a \ white man for the job. The negro I was later warned ot to attempt to assume his new duties, it was report ed, but Sunday morning, his first day on the job, found him at the postof fice, where white employes were said to have advised him to disregard the warning. C. C. Collins, . assistant postmaster, was said to have given the negro an automatic pistol, telling him to “use it on anybody who at tempts to bother you.” Reinhart and Ivey drove into Kis simmee Sunday night with McClel land, to search for a negro who had ! disappeared from the latter’s turpen-; tine still, several days before, leaving ! his family in destitute circumstances. They stopped in front of Mack’s home i to make some inquiry, but Mack, it j is reported, immediately opened fire,! evidently under the impression ths^t! the men had come to carry out the i threat contained in the letter he had i received. Reinhart was shot as he i sat at the wheel of his automobile, j with Ivey standing beside the ma- ( chi De. The negro continued firing, i wounding Ivey in the stomach/ but j only inflicting slight injuries upon ; McClelland. The negro then disap- j peared, running to the rear of his house an cl out through a nearby swamp. Ivey staggered to a neighbor's ! house .where he found aid and was | scon on his way to a hospital in this city, where he died yesterday after- j noon at 3:20 o’clock after telling of the circumstances of the shooting. Fearing a general attack upon their race in Kissimmee, mere than two hundred negroes are reported to have left the city on trains during the day. while at, least a hundred more who gathered at the station attempting to board trains returned to their homes after being assured by Sheriff Farm- i er and other citizens that there would be no trouble. The sheriff clings to the belief that Mack will give himself up before day break. He apparently has the situa tion well in hand and no trouble is expected if the negro surrenders. —Or- lando Sentinel. DIAMOND-BACK RATTLER KILLED NEAR DUNNELLON Recently while on his way to Crys tal River with members of his family Mr. R. L. Park, foreman of the Ocala Banner job office, saw a man standing near the roadside just before entering Dunnellon, who waved his hands and caused Mr. Park to bring his car to a stop. Upon investigation Mr. Park learned that the man, who was driv ing a horse to a wagon, had discover ed a big diamond-back rattler near the road and had nothing to dispatch him with. Mr. Park, however, was better prepared, (as is his usual cus tom when traveling with his family) and with accurate aim put a bullet from a 32-caliber Smith & Wesson pis tol through his snakechip’s head. The big rattler was in coil, ready to de liver a deadly blow to anything with in reach, and his singing rattles seem ed to indicate that this was his in clination. After the snake had been killed it was found that he possessed fourteen rattles and a button, and measured five and one-half feet in length, and about 18 to 20 inches in circumference, The Oxford correspondent of the Times-Union says that the Ocala brass band will furnish music for Ox ford’s twenty-third annual picnic Au gust 2. Preparations are being made to feed in plenty five thousand peo ple. OCALA TO BE THE CENTER OF TRAVEL A Stream of Automobiles to Pass Through Daily—She Must Pre pare to Care for Them— Citra’s Big Barbecue Charles A. O’Connor, field secretary |of the American Automobile Associa tion, visited Ocala and addressed a meeting of the Marion County Motor club at the chamber of commerce. Mr. O’Connor stated that it would be I j necessary to get at least 300 members j in the club in order to properly finance the organization and to equip it proper ty for taking care of its service to members and for taking care of the great increase in motor tourists who j will come down to Florida, this eom ; ing winter. J He stated that the new highways into Florida from Chicago to Fort Myers and from Cleveland to Miami would be in good, passable condition by October 1; that hundreds of cars would come through Ocala daily and that these cars would expect service i from 'the Marion County Motor club !as an affiliated unit of the A. A. A. I The field secretary stated that mo torists coming into the state by way of the East Coast route would want, to leave it by way of the Central Florida route, and vice vers? A delegation from Citra4 l"** *4“ before the meeting and exiet m ~ - „ hearty invitation to the members of the motor club and to the people of Ocala to attend the big harbW?ue and good roads rally at “The Home of the Pineapple Oranges” on July 27. H. L. Borland introduced the rep resentation from Citra, consisting of E. L. Wartmann, Carl Sommers and H. Gilbert. Mr. Wartmann extended the invitation and asked the coopera tion of the motor club in securing the early construction of the road from Citra to Orange Springs and the stretch of one mile necessary to connect Citra with the new highway. Alachua county is building across Orage Lake. The club named a oommittee, consisting of A. C. Cobb, Dr. C. B. Ayer, L. T. Izlar and A. C. Blowers, to work up attendance at the rally. Secretary Louis H. Chazal of the publicity department of the motor club, will cooperate In giving publicity to the Citra gathering. The two roads which the people of Citra want to see constructed at an early date are links in important highways from Jackson ville to Central and Southwestern Florida. Mr. O’ Connor told the meeting that the county commissioners of Hamil ton, Columbia and Alachua coun ties have made written agreements j to put maintenance crews on the stretches of state road No. 2 needing them, thus insuring a maintenance of this highway in good passable : condition from the Georgia line to j the Marion-Alachua county line by September 1. At the request of Mr. O'Connor that a similar agreement be obtained of Marion county, the club referred to C. G. Rose, chair man of the roads, streets and bridges department of the club, the matter of conferring with the commission ers for this purpose. It was pointed out that the construction of state road No. 2 between Beileview and the Lake county line would be fin ished this fall. The convict crews now grading the road between Belle view and the Lake county line, it was stated, will be transferred to the north end of Marion county to work south on state road No. 2 and that a detour in the northern end of the county would be necessary. This detour and the stretches of road just north and south of Ocala can be maintained in good condition, it was thought, at a comparatively small cost. Mr. O’Connor stated that the main tenance of the highway from Chi cago south to Chattanooga has been arranged for and he leaves in a few days for Georgia to line* up the coun ties between Chattanooga and the Florida line. Mr. O’Connor told the meeting that information and photographs furnish ed by the publicity department of the Marion County Motor club would be incorporated in articles that will ap pear in several big magazines in August and September as part of a publicity campaign to advise motorists of the country that, for the first time in .history, there will be two roads in good, passable condition into Flor ida this coming season. In reply to a question, Mr. O’Connor stated that it is the policy of the mo tor clubs affiliated with the A. A. A. to charge non-members for road infor mation, maps and guides. This policy is favored by directors of the motor university cm “cops" TWO GAMES FROM OCAIi club. The position is taken that ev ery motor-tourist can well afford to take out a membership to get the bene fits of the A. A. A. service. By tak ing out a membership in the local club the car owner becomes a member of every affiliated club in the United states, and becomes entitled to ser vices of every club including free and up-10-the-minute touring information, free mechanical service, and free legal aid. DEATH OF MAYOR MARTIN’S FATHER The death of John W. Martin, youngest son of the late beloved, Col. John M. Martin, of this city and the father of Mayo* W. Martin of Jacksonville, occured in Jacksonville last Friday afternoon. The deceased was 68 years of age and he had been in failing health for some time; his jdeath occurred at St. Luke’s hospital. He was born in Savannah, Ga., but had spent most of his life in this state. His funeral took place on Sun day afternoon in Jacksonville and the body was buried in Evergreen ceme tery. Besides Mayor Martin he is survived by the following close relatives; his mother, widow of the late Col.’ Martin, two other sons Albert O. Martin, of Apopka and Marshall A. Martin, of Jacksonville; and two daughters, Mrs. M. S. Tucker and Mrs. A. G. Withee, both of Jacksonville. Two brothers, E. W. Martin ,of Atlanta, and W. M. Martin of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Howard Monroe, of North Caro lina, and Mrs. Albert Birdsey, of At lanta, Ga. SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO JACK DOZIER While his condition is still serious, E. J. Dozier, Jr., 17, employed at the Rialto theater, who sustained a dis located neck Sunday by a fall in a local theater, is slightly improving, physicians said last night. E. J. Dozier, connected with the Clyde Steamship Company in Charles- j ton, S. C., father of the young man ! arrived in Jacksonville last night and ! visited him at St. Luke's hospital. Young Dozier was operated on last night by Dr. L. E. Bransford and Dr. | Elmo French. They placed Dozier in f a piaster cast from his hips up and ; Stated his condition is little improv ed over Monday night. Dozier lives with his sister, Mrs. Charles Clifford Tatum, at 1851 Roselle street. —Times-Union. This young boy is the son of* Mr. Eugene Dozier formerly of this city and the friends of the family regret exceedingly to read of his accident and hope that it is not as bad as first thought. BAND CONCERT TONIGHT The following splendid program will be rendered from the band stand tonight by the newly organized band. Everyone is cordially invited to come out and enjoy the music—and birng the children. 1. March, Olevine. 2. Overture, Lustspiel—Keler Be la. 3. My Sunny Tennessee. 4. Suwannee River Moon —Clark. 5. I Want My Mammy. 6. Dangerous Blues—Brown. Intermission 7. Gentry’s Triumphal March. 8. Humore.sk (violin and band). 9. The Shiek—Snyder. 10. Selection, Shuffle Along—Sis sle and Blake. 11. Dixie, One-Step March.—Ter ry. 12. Dixie Lund and Star Spangled Banner. H. N. LORD, Director. GENERAL" GE OR C E PAUL HAR RI - SON DIES Opelika, Ala., July 17.—General George Paul Harrison, former com mander-in-chief of the Confederate Veterans and the youngest brigadier general ever commissioned by the Confederate states, died at his home here today. He was 81 years of age. Gen Harrison is a close relative of Mrs. S. G. Sanders and her daughters, whom Mrs. G. W. Martin and Mrs. R. G. Blake, of this city, all of whom have frequently visited in his home. * $1.50 a Year In the first of a series of three games the Ocala “Wildcats” were de feated here by the strong team from Gainesville by the final score of 6 to 2. The game started off well for Ocala for they scored once in the first frame but they kept this lead only to the third inning when Ocala's ma chine went to pieces and on several misplays and a bad break when Rymer had a runner safe by yards at the the ball took a bad bounce and went over Overstreet’s head, for their second run which should have been an easy out. One more run was made in this inning before the side was retired. In Ocala's half of the sixth they managed to bring the score to one run of tieing the score but in the ninth inning Overstreet, who had pitched a fine game behind miserable support, let up a little and before the side had been retired three runners had cross ed the rubber, one of the hits by Minor Jones was a long three bagger that went to right center fence. Goodbread on the mound for the visitors pitched well and while his support was not perfect the errors were not very costly. Villino with three hits out of four for the visitors and Rymer for the locals with the same number were the batting stars of the day, followed closely by Wood and Leon for the locals, who connected safely twi<e in four trips to the bat. The scores between the two teams is now three to one in favor of the visitors and Ocala will fight hard to even the series with victories on Tuesday and Wednesday. Gainesville 003 000 003 —6 9 2 Ocala 100 001 000—2 8 C Batteries: Goodbread and Chan cey; Overstreet and Overstreet Umpires: Galloway and Leavengood. Gainesville was again victorious over the Wildcats here when Ocala presented-, them with costly errors both in the fifth and sixth innings that counted for three of the four ! runs scored by the visitors. Valdez was on the mound for | Gainesville and pitched winning ball I after the second injiing when Ocala got to him for two runs on clean Overstreet led off with a neat to left, was sacrificed to set * ; ond by Woods from which place he easily scored when Liddell placed a hot single to right, going to on the throw in. Brooks fanned for the first out and Whitney scored Liddell from second with a single to left. Taylor singled but Whitney was held on third and the side was retired when Van Landingham hit a fly to second. Ocala retained this two-run mar gin until the fifth when Gainesville tied up the game with two runs, Valdez singled and went to thin! when Villierino singletfttp center and Liddell let the ball get by him: Vil lierino went to second on the same error. Jones hit an easy roller to second, but Leon, who has been play ing great ball for Ocala, let the ball go through him and both runners were safe. Lindsay fanned and Chancey hit a liner to Liddell in left and he dropped it and Jones reached second. White and Collins retired the .side with easy outs. Gainesville scored two runs In the next inning which lead Ocala could not overcome, though they made a big effort in the ninth after two were out. Hailey went out short to first. Pfeiffer batting for Oppen helmer after two balls had been tall ed on him and Whitney gave him free transportation. Valdez was out, pitcher to first, Vallierino then dou bled to deep center scoring Pfeiffer, and Jones hit to second and was safe on error and when Jones hit to Brooks at first started to beat the runner there though he could not get there and threw to Leon who drop ped the ball, and Villerino scored. \an Landingham finished the game and held Gainesville scoreless and pitched in fine style. With two down in the ninth Lid dell hit to right for twp bases and Whitney scored him with a long two bagger to deep right center but Tay lor, who was the man of the hour, (Continued on Page Twelve) j