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Title: Florida review
Physical Description: 5 v. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Bureau of Immigration
Publisher: Bureau of Immigration, Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1926-1930
Frequency: semimonthly
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Subject: Agriculture -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 7, 1926)-v. 5, no. 9 (Oct. 20, 1930).
Funding: Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life
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Volume ID: VID00067
Source Institution: Marston Science Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station; Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida
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PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY

BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA


MARCH 4, 1929


No. 19


WHO IS INTERESTED IN FLORIDA?


HIS issue of Florida Review is given to
letters from people outside the state in-
dicating the different lines of interest
shown in the work of this office. We have
mailed out lists of inquirers to the newspapers,
boards of trade, chambers of commerce, banks,
county agents, railroad offices requesting them,
and members of the Legislature. We have
mailed out 1,700 names during the last four
months. Wherever the writer expresses a choice
of subject or locality it is indicated on these lists.
Florida Review goes to twenty-three states
and to several foreign countries. It is sent out
of the state only on request.
The Bureau of Immigration has endeavored
to use as many lines of advertising as its funds
will permit. Magazines, farm journals, fairs,


radio broadcasting and pictures have been em-
ployed, as well as the distribution of tons of
literature. Herewith are presented half-tone
reproductions of oil paintings which were sent
to the large railroad ticket offices in the North
and East. The location of each picture is indi-
cated underneath the halftone. These paintings
are of a high order of art, 32x56 inches in size,
and are capable of being cleaned if soiled. They
will serve as advertisements for years to come,
and the railroads have been generous in display-
ing them in their large city offices.
On the last page of this issue will be found
a statement that is of vital importance to the
farmers of the state. We are indebted to the
state's representatives before the Interstate
Commerce Commission for their good work in
presenting the case. Do not fail to read it.


JONES & LAUGHLIN STEEL CORPORATION
ALIQUIPPA, PA.
Mr. Nathan Mayo, January 17, 1929.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-Will you please send me the following pub-
lications at your convenience? (List dated December 1,
1928.)
Supplementary Bulletins-Vol. 30, No. 2; Vol. 33,
No. 4; Vol. 34, No. 3; Vol. 35, No. 4; Vol. 36, Nos. 2 and
3; Vol. 37, Nos. 3 and 4.
Quarterly Bulletins-Vol. 35, No. 3.; Vol. 36, No. 3;
Vol. 37, Nos. 1 and 3; Vol. 38, Nos. 3 and 4.
Biennial Reports-Nineteenth Census of Crops and
Manufactures, 1926-1927.
Special Bulletins-1, What and When to Plant; 2,
Citrus Growing in Florida; 3, Irish Potatoes in Florida.
Maps-Sectional Map of Florida; Generalized Soil Map;
Highway Map of Florida; Latitude Map of Florida.
General Bulletins-All Florida; Interesting Facts
About Florida; List of Chambers of Commerce; Outline
of State Government; Graphic Charts of Commodity
Prices.
If, due to the number requested, there is any charge,
please advise and I will remit by return mail.
Yours truly,
C. W. HERBSTER.


MONTGOMERY WARD & CO., CHICAGO
Department of Agriculture, February 4, 1929.
State of Florida, Tallahassee, Fla.
Gentlemen:-We are establishing a Commercial Re-
search Library and would be glad if you would send us
a copy of the current crop report and also put us on
your mailing list for future publications.
Thanking you, we are,
Yours truly,
GEO. E. PIPER.

ORLANDO TRUST, BOSTON, MASS.
The State of Florida, January 18, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-We should like to receive regularly the
following periodicals issued by your department: "Flor-
ida Review," "Quarterly Bulletin," "Biennial Report."
In addition we would like a highway map of Florida,
resource map of Florida, and latitude map of Florida.
Also general bulletin "Interesting Facts About Florida."
We appreciate the attention you have given our re-
quests in the past.
Very truly yours,
F. H. APPLETON, 3rd,
Sales Manager.


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Published Semi-Monthly by
Bureau of Immigration, Department of Agriculture
Tallahassee, Florida

NATHAN MAYO ......... Commissioner of Agriculture
T. J. BROOKS .. .... Director Bureau of Immigration
PHIL S. TAYLOR ....... ...... ...... .....Advertising Editor
Entered as srcond-class matter, June 25, 1926, at the Post Office
at Tallahassee, Florida, under the Act of June 6, 1920.
Will be mailed free to anyone upon request.
Vol. 3 MARCH 4, 1929 No. 19

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
State House, Boston, January 16, 1929.
Hon. Nathan Mayo,
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Commissioner Mayo:-Will you kindly send me
any illustrated bulletins or books on the agriculture or
industry of your State which you have?
This information will be of assistance to us in proposed
legislation. May we hear from you at your earliest con-
venience?
Sincerely yours,
A. W. GILBERT,
Secretary-Treasurer, National Association of Com-
missioners, Secretaries and Departments of
Agriculture.

ATLAS POWDER COMPANY
WILMINGTON, DEL.
State Department of Agriculture, Dec. 17, 1928.
State Capitol, Tallahassee, Fla.
Gentlemen:-Will you please send me copies of late
reports on agriculture in your state? I am particularly
interested in any statistical information on land classi-
fication, its use, crop acreage, number and kinds of live-
stock.
I will be glad to remit if there is any charge for these
publications.
Would also like to have a list of all publications of
your department.
Yours very truly,
J. H. SMITH,
Manager Technical Division.


THE FARMERS' LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY
NEW YORK
December 21, 1928.
Florida State Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-We should deem it a great favor if you
would send, direct to the undersigned department, one
copy of the publication termed "Florida, an Advancing
State, 1907-1917-1927."
Thanking you in advance for your courtesy and atten-
tion in the matter, we are,
Very truly yours,
R. H. PETTIGREW,
Statistical Department Manager.


TRUXILLO RAILROAD COMPANY
HONDURAS OFFICE
Department of Agriculture, Nov. 3, 1928.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I will appreciate it very much if you will
send me the following bulletins:
Banana Growing, Handbook for Florida Growers and
Shippers, Squab Raising, Handbook for Florida Poultry-
men, Rural Home Life in Florida, Agricultural Statistics
of Florida for 1927, and also the periodical, Florida
Review.
Regarding banana culture in your state, I will be in-
terested in any information that you can give me along
this line. Such as soil, climate, irrigation, drainage,
labor, shipping and marketing conditions. Also the re-
sults so far obtained with the banana in Florida and what
you consider its future possibilities.
Thanking you for your trouble in the matter, I remain,
Very truly yours,
J. D. McCRILLIS.

THE UNIVERSAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
CHICAGO
December 8, 1928.
Florida Review, Bureau of Immigration,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-Would appreciate very much if you will
put the writer's name on your mailing list. Am very
much interested in your paper.
Very truly yours,
U. G. SWARTZ.

STANDARD SANITARY MFG. CO.
PITTSBURGH, PA.
Department of Agriculture, December 10, 1928.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-The Director of the Bureau of Statistics,
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, has issued two
bulletins with which you may be familiar: General Bulle-
tin No. 445, Pennsylvania's Farms, Crops, and Live
Stock, 1926; Bulletin No. 465, Crop and Live Stock Re-
port, 1927, issued September 1, 1928. These bulletins
contain, in addition to figures by counties on the number,
sizes, and values of farms, figures on the number of farms
having certain conveniences such as radios, heating sys-
tems, running water, equipped bath room, etc.
We are very much interested in knowing if you have
compiled and published any similar statistics. We shall
appreciate it very much if you will send us information
about anything you may have along this line. If nothing
is compiled by you, can you refer us to any other depart-
ment or bureau?
Very truly yours,
M. J. LAUGHLIN,
Chief Statistician.

CHASE & WARING, NEW YORK
Department of Agriculture, January 19, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-Kindly send us Supplementary Bulletins,
Vol. 25, No. 4; Vol. 34, No. 3; Quarterly Bulletin, Vol.
38, No. 3; Biennial Report 19th Census of Crops and
Manufactures, 1926-27; Generalized Soil Map.
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR
January 18, 1929.
Florida Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-We note in the Public Affairs Informa-
tion Service that you have published the pamphlet en-
titled: Florida: an Advancing State, 1907-17-27; an
Industrial Survey, 1928.
We could use five or six copies of this to advantage in
our Library Extension Service, which is in direct touch
with the high schools of the state in their work in debate,
in the study of public questions and in public speaking.
Any copies which you may be able to spare will go into
immediate circulation among the schools of Michigan, and
will have a wide and careful reading.
Please address any which you may be able to send us
to the Library Extension Service, General Library, Uni-
versity of Michigan. We shall, of course, be glad to pay
for them if necessary, but if there is a price for the
material please let us know before sending it.
Very truly yours,
EDITH THOMAS,
In Charge Library Extension Service.

CITIZENS TRUST & SAVINGS BANK
CHICAGO
Mr. Nathan Mayo, December 22, 1928.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I would appreciate it very much if you
would send me copy of the Industrial Survey of Florida
for 1928, and if there is any expense attached to this I
shall be glad to remit.
Yours very truly,
H. B. STAVER.

THE BROWN-CRUMMER COMPANY
WICHITA, KANSAS
Mr. Nathan Mayo, December 4, 1928.
Secretary of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-We would greatly appreciate your placing
us on your mailing list to receive copies of the Florida
Review, as we are very much interested in practically
every county in Florida, on account of our enormous
purchases and distribution of municipal bonds.
Yours very truly,
C. E. BRADBERRY.

H. E. O. CLARKE COMPANY, INC.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
December 27, 1928.
Nathan Mayo, Bureau of Immigration,
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-About three weeks ago we wrote you and
asked you to put us on your mailing list for the semi-
monthly Florida Review. Up to the present time, we
have not received this paper.
Will you kindly put us on your mailing list imme-
diately, and if there is any charge for this paper, kindly
advise, and we will forward remittance.
Very truly yours,
A. J. MIELKE, Secretary.


CHASE & WARING, NEW YORK
Commissioner Nathan Mayo, January 8, 1929.
Agricultural Exposition Station,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-We are engaged in making a general sur-
vey of the fertilizer industry and are particularly desirous
of obtaining data and information on the following
points:
a. The plant food requirements of the soils for im-
portant crops as indicated by soil surveys.
b. The tonnage and average grade of fertilizers used
on the principal crops.
c. The trend in the use of more concentrated plant
foods than those in ordinary mixed fertilizers as indi-
cated by changes in the average grade over the past five
years.
d. The relative effect on growth of crops when a given
tonnage of the more concentrated mixed fertilizer is
used in place of a lower analysis mixed fertilizer contain-
ing the same total plant food.
e. The relative effect on growth of crops when a given
tonnage of chemically compounded fertilizers such as
Nitrophoska or Ammophos is used in place of a lower
analysis mixed fertilizer containing the same total plant
food.
f. The limitations on the maximum permissible con-
centration imposed by the minimum plant food required
per acre and the ability to drill it.
We would appreciate it if you will send us a list of
the various pamphlets and bulletins published by your
station bearing on these subjects so that we may order
copies.
Very truly yours,
P. RING, Jr.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON
Department of Agriculture, January 23, 1929.
Office of the Commissioner,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I have been greatly interested in reading
Volume 38, No. 4, of your Florida Quarterly Bulletin
of the Department of Agriculture, dated October, 1928,
entitled, "Agricultural Themes."
The copy which I have been reading was loaned to me
by Mr. H. P. Gould, of this office, and I am wondering
if I may not own a copy, also.
Thanking you for this favor, I am,
Very truly yours,
L. C. CORBETT,
Principal Horticulturist.

Owosso, Michigan, February 6, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I have noticed your advertisements lately
and would like to have you send me information about
agriculture in Florida; also miscellaneous information.
We are interested in Florida and plan to go there next
fall and wish all the information we can get.
Will you also send in names of Lloyd H. Lindsley, Port-
land; Charles McGilvia, Owosso; Norman Goodell, Hub-
bardston. All live in Michigan.
Yours respectfully,
GLEN W. HARTWELL.


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J. S. BLAIN SALES CORPORATION
MIAMI, FLORIDA
Hon. Nathan Mayo, February 14, 1929.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
If it would not inconvenience you to any great extent,
we would consider it a great courtesy to have the litera-
ture mentioned in the list given below:
Sugar Cane Growing in Florida; Indian Runner Ducks;
Pecan Growing; Blueberry Culture; Peanut Growing;
Fig Growing; Satsumas in Florida; Agricultural Statis-
tics; Celery Growing in Florida; Hog Raising in Florida;
All Florida (Special Bulletins, New Series); Interesting
Facts About Florida; Florida Review (Periodicals); Sec-
tional Map of Florida (Maps); Generalized Soil Map of
Florida (Maps); Highway Map of Florida (Maps).
Thanking you in advance for the courtesy given our
request, we are,
Respectfully yours,
A. ROSEN.


Charlevoix, Michigan, Feb. 18, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-I am a rural teacher seeking material on
banana growing in Florida. Any material will be eagerly
welcomed.
Thanking you very much, I remain,
Sincerely,
ADDIE ELLIS.


Rutherford, N. J., Feb. 10, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-Will you send me your booklets of travel
and industries? This will be of great help in my school
work.
Thanking you in advance, I remain,
Yours truly,
MISS A. DENLIKER.


Carney's Point, N. J., Feb. 12, 1929.
State Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I am making an intensive study of your
State and would appreciate any material you could send
me.
I realize that any material from you is accurate, and I
wish to have accurate reports for my study.
Sincerely yours,
MISS SARA LOUNSBURY.


LAKEPORT FARMS INCORPORATED
SEBRING, FLORIDA
Hon. Nathan Mayo, Feb. 8, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-As per your letter of December 14th, I
would appreciate receiving a copy of the following maps:
Sectional Map of Florida; Generalized Soil Map; Lati-
tude Map of Florida.
Thanking you for this courtesy, I am,
Yours very truly,
A. L. MATHEWS,
General Manager.


NORTH GERMAN LLOYD, ATLANTA, GA.
February 13, 1929.
State Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-A few days ago the writer was passing
through Jacksonville, and while in the Terminal Station
he noted with considerable interest the wonderful dis-
play of some Florida products, and, incidentally, picked
up two of your booklets entitled "Facts About Florida."
I mailed these booklets to our New York office, and
they were so much interested in same that they have in-
quired as to whether we could obtain 50 copies for their
office, as well as 50 copies for the Home Office in Bremen,
in order that they may be prepared to furnish stated
facts to people who make inquiries.
Assuring you that we are tremendously interested in
Florida, and if you will be so kind as to favor us with
these 100 booklets, we will see that they are given proper
distribution. Yours very truly,
WALTER WARD,
Southern District Representative.


East Stroudsburg, Pa., February 15, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-Please send information about Florida
for class-room work.
MISS ETHEL OAKES.

New York City, February 10, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-I understand you have free illustrative
material explaining banana growing in Florida. Would
you please send illustrations I could use in school work.
MARION E. WILES.


LaFayette, Indiana, Feb. 6, 1929.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I wish to thank you for the literature you
sent me on Florida.
I am planning for my geography class to take some
imaginary trips-and I am sure their visit to Florida will
be made very enjoyable and beneficial through the pic-
tures in the book on "Florida."
Respectfully,
MRS. RUTH SIMISON.

BRENT & COMPANY, PARIS, KY.
Department of Agriculture, Feb. 6, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I am hoping to start soon on a motor trip
to Florida. I expect to go down the west coast to Ft.
Myers, from there to Miami and up the east coast with,
of course, inland drives.
I see your Florida ad in "The Pathfinder" and I shall
appreciate any information you may give me in regard
to the roads and the interesting places to see. May go
to Havana.
Quite a number of our Bourbon county people are in
Florida now, and many go every year.
Thanking you in advance for any courtesies or folders,
I am, Yours truly,
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MANATEE RIVER FARMS, INC.
CHICAGO
Nathan Mayo, January 19, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-We are interested in putting about 1,000
acres in cane development for the production of syrup
and the location selected will be somewhere in northwest
Florida, either Walton, Okaloosa or Santa Rosa counties,
and would like your office to give us all the facts in re-
gard to cane culture that are suitable to this location.
What we want is the approximate costs of putting in
cane, variety, production of tonnage per acre, gallons
of syrup to the acre, fertilizer required, kind and how
much per acre, in fact all the information we can get.
From present plans this will mean a real syrup industry
for Florida, but we don't want to make any mistakes, so
again we say that we can use all the information and
literature you can give us, and also, if you do not have
certain information, where can we get it.
We have noted your various articles in the Florida
Review and you might have a large number of articles
on cane now in your files, and at the same time would
like to receive this Review regularly if possible.
Thanking you very kindly for your prompt attention to
our inquiry and thanking you in advance for this in-
formation, we are,
Yours very truly,
C. M. WIEDBUSCH.

Bellingham, Washington, Feb. 2, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-I see your advertisement in the Red Book
magazine. Will you please let me know what you can
grow on that land over there, and is it like California-
got to have water to grow anything-or do you get
enough rain without having to use water? Also can you
grow bananas, and how much is land worth per acre?
How far from a city, town, school and church would you
be? As a settler can you file a homestead from the
government?
I would like to settle down there, but won't move from
here until I know for sure that I can make as good a living
as I make here. I also would like to get a newspaper
from some city.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Yours truly,
M. POIRIER.

Jersey City, N. J., November 12, 1928.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-Just a reply to your information which you
so kindly forwarded at my request.
I wonder if it would be possible for you to send me an
enlarged map picture of Florida such as appeared on the
last page of one of your sheets of information? In case
you do not know to what I refer, I shall say that this map
shows the various products of Florida. I would need this
for class-room work in the public schools of Jersey City.
If there is any cost for this map picture of your state, I
sincerely hope that you will let me know.
Thanking you for your past service, I remain,
Respectfully,
MISS HELEN ABRAHAMSON.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LABOR AND
STATISTICS, FRANKFORT, KY.
Hon. Nathan Mayo, February 7, 1929.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
My dear Commissioner:-Your very splendid produc-
tion map of Florida just received. Permit me to thank
you for this wonderful map; it surpasses anything of its
kind that I have ever seen. It occupies a very prominent
place on the walls of my office and I shall let no oppor-
tunity pass to call the attention of the passing public to
the wonderful possibilities of your state.
With kindest regards and best wishes, I beg to remain,
Sincerely yours,
NEWTON BRIGHT,
Commissioner of Agriculture.

Pittsburgh, Penn., February 11, 1929.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I acknowledge receipt of your very interest-
ing letter of the 6th inst. I wish to thank you most
heartily for the interest you have taken in giving me and
my friends the information about Florida.
I am sure that through the information that we will
get will give us an idea as to what part we will go to
first. The books that you are sending, called All Florida,
have not arrived as yet; I trust they will soon arrive so
that we may gather what information we can before
leaving for the south; the chances are that through the
books and other information you are sending will be the
means of enlarging our party, which will make it more
interesting.
I want to thank you most kindly for the sending of
your list of publications on various subjects; however, I
have taken advantage of your very generous offer and
have checked some of the publications which I would like
to have to read and pass on to the friends that are going
along on the trip.
Will you please place the following names on your
mailing list for the "Florida Review:" Mr. John Mayeros,
Pittsburgh, Penn.; Mr. Wilbur Mayeros, Cleveland, Ohio;
Mrs. Olga Davis, Cleveland, Ohio.
Thanking you very kindly for giving this letter your
prompt attention, and upon our arrival at your city we
will call at your office for more definite data. I am,
Yours very truly,
JOHN MAYEROS.

Kingsley, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-Enclosed I send an ad taken from the
Pathfinder; I would like information for geography
classes, especially illustrated literature.
Yours truly,
MINNIE MILLS.

Shinnston, W. Va., Feb. 9, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-Please send me some information about
Florida to use in my school work.
Yours truly,
MARY SHILLEY.


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THE WORLD'S LARGEST IRIS. FARM
MACEDON, N. Y.
Secretary of Agriculture, Feb. 8, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-To assist me in preparing nature study
talks for our local schools will you please have sent to
me such literature regarding Florida, its products and
its attractions, as you may find available.
Thanking you for your courtesy, I am,
Very truly yours,
A. B. KATKAMIER.


Chicago, Illinois, February 9, 1929.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-Before coming to this country I had been
engaged in dairy farming in the province of Schleswig-
Holstein, Germany. This province, as you probably will
know, is famous for this line of farming.
It is now my intention to return to this business and I
would appreciate your information and advice in this
regard. I have heard that Florida is offering such possi-
bilities.
1. What county is most advantageous?
2. What amount of money is needed?
3. How big should the farm be to bring a fair profit?
I might add that I am 33 years of age. I would be
most thankful to receive very exhaustive information,
also including the price of land and stock.
Very truly yours,
HENRY HORN.

Tokio, North Dakota, Feb. 7, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I am an instructor in geography and we
are studying the State of Florida. I would appreciate it
very much if you would send me free booklets on Citrus
Fruit Growing, Dairying, Poultry, Winter Vegetables,
Strawberries, Livestock, General Farming, Bulbs, Flowers
and Ferns.
Sincerely yours,
MARIE E. HOLQUIST.

LONG SPRING RANCH, TAVERN, MONTANA
Department of Agriculture, Feb. 6, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I have read your advertisement in the
Pathfinder, and I am very much interested in the vaca-
tion opportunities for teachers in your state.
I would also like to know something about the agri-
cultural possibilities of northwestern Florida.
Thanking you for your kindness, I am,
Yours truly,
CLARA AHL.

Sundance, Wyoming, Jan. 31, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-As a teacher I need information about
your state for class-room work. Please send any litera-
ture you may have concerning tourist, industrial, agri-
cultural, and educational advantages of Florida.
Yours truly,
GERTRUDE THOMAS.


WAUCHULA VALLEY FARMS COMPANY
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA


Hon. Nathan Mayo, Feb. 2, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-We would appreciate receiving a copy of
the Resource Map of Florida to hang in our office.
This is a splendidly gotten up piece of work and I
wish that it might be found in every large business house
in the north-as well as prominently displayed in all
banking institutions.
If enlarged it would make a splendid poster for bill-
board advertising and attract national attention to our
wonderful state and its infinite resources.
Very truly yours,
H. M. SANBORN.

Ludlow, Penn., January 28, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I am interested in Florida as a prospec-
tive future home and field of endeavor in some branch
of agriculture.
Unofficial reports on conditions there are too varied to
be of any practical value. Before making a venture,
however, it is advisable to know something of cost of
land, crop marketing, etc.
With this end in view, I believe your department can
aid me by supplying average figures on the following:
1. Cost of land: fully developed, partially developed,
undeveloped.
2. Cost of development.
3. Most successful crops.
4. Income per acre for various crops.
5. Marketing facilities.
If the information requested is not available in your
department I should appreciate it very much if my letter
is forwarded to some agency that may be in a position to
supply it.
Yours truly,
JULIUS SWANSON.

Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 2, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Please send me literature concerning "tourist resorts,"
and also I am interested in Florida's "agricultural possi-
bilities."
Does the State of Florida maintain a building as Cali-
fornia does, having exhibits from every county showing
everything the state produces?
I saw your ad in the Literary Digest and became very
interested.
Yours truly,
HARRY R. DAVIS.

LaPorte, Indiana, February 8, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
My dear Sir:-Enclosed please find one of your state
lists of free publications upon which I have checked cer-
tain listings as being desirable of securing.
Please mail me the publications as pencil checked, as I
desire to use the same for school or educational purposes.
Very respectfully,
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ADA MERRITT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
MIAMI, FLORIDA
Department of Agriculture, February 14, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-Kindly send me a copy of your monthly
publication, The Florida Review, and any other mate-
rial you may have regarding the history of Florida, its
industries, resources, etc.
We wish to use this material in our class rooms and
will appreciate any other material that you may have
that will be of help to the teachers in their work along
this line. Yours very truly,
H. N. RATH.

Kellerton, Iowa, January 15, 1929.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-I am writing to ask you several questions
regarding Florida's plant laws, and hope to receive an
answer if it isn't asking too much. First I'll explain the
reason for my questions. We are thinking of moving
to Florida in the near future and I have a very choice
collection of begonias, ferns, geraniums, iris, gladiolas
and dahlias and I am wondering if I will be allowed to
ship them to the new home? All are healthy and free of
disease, as I won't keep a sickly plant or bulb. What
are the charges of inspection in the state, so that a per-
son may advertise in your market bulletins? Also any
requirements there may be regarding same?
Can plant exchanges be carried on with people living
in other states if the exchanges only included tender
house-plants and not nursery stock, and were for private
use at all times? Many are new seedlings not yet listed
in nursery catalogs, but the work of hybridists, who
are especially fond of some plant family and the choicest
seedlings are shared with other people in other parts of
the country to test out their merits under all conditions.
I shall consider it a very great favor if I can be allowed
to continue such flower work in your state and will
appreciate any helps and information that you may give
me along these lines.
Yours in the interest of floriculture.
MRS. LUTHER TEDROW.

Spartanburg, S. C., August 22, 1928.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I am contemplating settling in Florida
in the near future and wish to know if I could take my
hens and dog with me. I have been told there was a
quarantine and that I could not take them. Kindly advise
me.
Would also appreciate any literature you may have
regarding the farming possibilities of different sections.
Very truly,
J. R. ADAMS.

Glen Lyon, Pa., Feb. 8, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I am interested in the trees of your
state and have need of some information for class work.
Kindly send me some free pamphlets or such material
that will aid in class-room work. I am,
Yours respectfully,
ALEX KOVALESKE.


North Bennington, Vt., Oct. 19, 1928.
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-What chance of success has a northern
farmer in Florida? How much help could he expect from
the county agent? Would truck farming pay if one was
in Florida winters only? I prefer the western part of
the state; Manatee county or near there. Any informa-
tion you can give me will be gratefully appreciated.
MRS. A. C. SUMNER.

Potrerillos, Chile, Nov. 30, 1928.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida, U. S. A.
Dear Sirs:-Please send me information and booklets
about farming in Florida, and especially the conditions
of living and wages likely to be obtained by a single man
on a farm. I hope to go to the states early in the new
year, and would be grateful for any advice or information
you can give me as regards settling there.
What sort of job would a young man of 25 be likely to
get there (farming or other outdoor work preferred)?
I am keen to work and get on, but will only arrive in that
country with the regulation emigration minimum cash,
which I am told is $50.
Do you recommend starting life there on these con-
ditions?
I have been on my father's farm in the south of Chile
since I returned from college, and have only been em-
ployed in this mining camp since September last, but
should be able to get a good reference from them as I
want to go back to farming, but in an English speaking
country.
Please answer as soon as possible as to give me time
to arrange for the journey. I remain,
Yours faithfully,
C. R. SHAND.


Longview, Texas, Feb. 3, 1928.
Department of Agriculture, State of Florida,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:-I am desirous of knowing something
about the agricultural conditions in Florida. Just what
crops are grown, the sections best adapted to various
vegetables and fruits, and information that would interest
one who would want to produce along such lines.
Anything you have that could be of help to me will be
appreciated.
Would like to know something about nurseries also.
Yours very truly,
TULLY C. SCOTT.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., February 4, 1929.
Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sirs:-Is there any particular place in south-
central Florida that is well adapted to the dairy business?
Do you know how much the dairymen are getting for
their milk? What locality, or localities, would you recom-
mend for dairying and poultry raising? What could such
land be purchased for?
Thanking you for any literature and information you
can give me will be kindly appreciated.
Yours truly,
B. G. EGGERT.


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SILER, CARPENTER & ROOSE, TOLEDO, OHIO


Commissioner of Agriculture, February 19, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-Some days ago we wrote you asking for a copy of your last
Florida map. Shortly afterwards we received a copy of the large colored map
showing Florida products.
We were very much pleased with this map, and the writer has received a
request from the principal of one of our schools for two copies of this map to
be used in the fifth grades.
If you will be so kind as to send us two or three of these maps, we will be
pleased to deliver same to the school; and would suggest that if these maps are
not too expensive, this would be a very efficient way to advertise Florida. The
map is most attractive and would make a very great appeal to the youthful
minds, especially if presented about the time they are studying Florida in their
geography class. If we can be of assistance in distributing the maps in the
schools of Toledo we shall be very glad to do so.
With best respects, we remain, Very truly yours,
ERVIN J. WARD.


THEODORE ROOSEVELT SCHOOL, JOHNSON CITY, N. Y.
Commissioner of Agriculture, February 5, 1929.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:-Have you any available information on Florida as to size, popu-
lation, products, resources, etc., which you could send me, or if not will you
direct me as to where I may obtain such information for our geography work?
Thanking you in advance for this favor, I am, -
Yours respectfully, .
JENNIE A. FRAIL. !


MIAMI BIG BOARD, INC., CHICAGO, ILL.

State Department of Agriculture, March 25, 1928.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen :-I wish to develop a large tract of land in the Okeechobee
section, and hope to make of it a real farm, as it consists of several thousand
acres.
Will you kindly send whatever literature you have on the subjects of horse
and cattle raising, hogs, chickens, dairying, and the proper housing of all of
above.
Also whatever might be raised in cover crops and all kinds of vegetables
that might be profitable.
Thanking you for whatever information you may be able to furnish me,
I remain, Very truly yours,
J. C. ACTION. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE CO., Louisville, Ky.








16 FLORIDA REVIEW


Refrigeration Charges Reduced


Tallahassee, Florida, February 18, 1929.
The Florida Railroad Commission is just in receipt of advice that the
Interstate Commerce Commission, by unanimous decision, has pre-
scribed, effective April 15, 1929, rates and refrigeration charges from
Florida to Trunk Line and New England Territories amounting to a
reduction of the Standard Refrigeration Charges of 14.5 per cent on
citrus fruits and vegetables, 23 per cent on berries and 8 per cent on
melons and fruits other than citrus. No changes were made in the
origin grouping or in the effective refrigeration rules.
As an illustration of the per car saving that will inure to the ship-
pers and growers, the reductions on shipments moving via Potomac
Yard (Washington, D. C.), are as follows:
Citrus and vegetables........ ........ ............... $10.62
Berries ........... ............. .......... ....... 18.33
Melons and other fruit than citrus................ 6.95
Based upon the average perishable shipments under refrigeration,
it is estimated that the shippers and growers will benefit in an amount
of from $400,000.00 to $500,000.00, annually.
The investigation that resulted in these reductions was instituted by
the Interstate Commerce Commission and is known as I. C. C. Docket
No. 17936.
Hearings were begun in the case at Jacksonville, Florida, on April
26th, 1927. Subsequent hearings were held at Atlanta, Ga., and were
also held in Washington, D. C., in September, 1927, and in January and
April, 1928.
The magnitude of this investigation is readily seen when it is found
that 4,363 pages of testimony were taken and 225 exhibits were filed
and analyzed.
The Florida Railroad Commission recognized this case as one of
great importance to the shippers and growers and the users of refrig-
eration service to and from Florida and took an active interest in it
and through its counsel and accountant made every effort to protect
the interest of the Florida growers and shippers of perishable products.
This investigation has been the most thorough and complete exami-
nation undertaken with respect to refrigeration service up to the present
time, and the decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission estab-
lishes a precedent, in that the effect of its decision is to hold that addi-
tional service is to be charged only with such additional expense as its
creates.
The Commission is to be highly commended for its efforts and for
the results obtained.


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