Letter from Bert Dosh to Florida Governor Doyle E. Carlton regarding citrus and the fruit fly, March 29, 1930


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Letter from Bert Dosh to Florida Governor Doyle E. Carlton regarding citrus and the fruit fly, March 29, 1930
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Correspondence, political leaders. 1930-1939
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Dosh, Robert N., 1886-1970
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Box: 3
Folder: Correspondence, political leaders. 1930-1939


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North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Marion -- Ocala

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University of Florida
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March 29, 1930.

Hon. Doyle E. Carlton,
Governor of Florida, .
Tallahassee, 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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