March 29, 1930.
Hon. Doyle E. Carlton,
Governor of Florida, .
My dear Governor:
I am transmitting to you herewith a letter whioh has just bepn-k
placed in my hands by H. L. Borland representing the oltrus fruit indus- '
try in Marion county. It contains, I believe, some suggestions whioh are
worthy of your careful consideration at this time. Mr. Borland has proe
sensed the situation so clearly and concisely that it needs no elabora-
tio0 at my hands.
I hnve requested the secretary of our chamber of commerce
to furnish -me some dlta on the.olean-up plan used in Marion county last
year, which was adopted as a model by Commissioner Newell for other
counties and would oall attention to the fact that it wps carried out
without expense to any one except the trade body which directed it. I
agree with Mr. Borland that under your leadership a state-wide ol 'an-up
oarmpRign of nimilnr nature, if properly carried out by oivio bodies
and public officials, would do more to restore the morale of our people
than anything that could be dome at this time, to say nothing of the
real effective work that would be accomplished to gu-rd -sgainst fly
infestations during the summer season. A real olsin-up of host fruits
and vegetables at the close of the citrus fruit shipping season would'
place us in excellent position to demand -nd obtain modifications of the
drastic 'quarantine restrictions we are now laboring under.
Might I also suggest that if the effort was successfully
carried through it would undoubtedly receive popular approval. .i
S,. Sincerely yours,
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