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The Ocala evening star
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Ocala Evening Star
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The Ocala Banner was founded in 1883 as a successor to the Ocala Banner-Iacon, itself the product of a merger between the East Florida Banner and the Florida Iacon. In 1890, the Ocala Banner became a daily. Over the years it bore alternate titles: the Banner, the Daily Banner, and the Ocala Daily Banner. Situated in rural Marion County, the Ocala Banner covered farming, business, and civic issues in Ocala, where the Freeze of 1895 had devastated the citrus industry and paved the way for diversified agriculture and the growth of tourism. The most important of the early editors of the Ocala Banner was Frank E. Harris, a veteran of the Confederate army, who ran the paper in the 1890s. Other editors included T.W. Harris, who had published several other newspapers in Ocala, and C.L. Bittinger, who before moving to Florida had served as a commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1895, the Ocala Evening Star surfaced as a rival to the Ocala Banner. Beginning in 1897, it also appeared in a weekly edition, the Ocala Weekly Star. During an address to the Ocala Rotary Club, R.N. Dosh, editor of the Evening Star in the 1920s and 1930s, recalled that the “Star first saw the light of day in the press room of the Florida Baptist Witness”, founded in 1884 as the weekly press organ of the Florida Baptist Convention, a branch of the Southern Baptist Convention. Former competitors, the Ocala Evening Star and the Ocala Banner joined in 1943 to form the Ocala Star-Banner, which remains the daily newspaper of Marion County.
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Began in 1895; ceased in 1943.
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (June 24, 1895).
Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: Project #00110855

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tonight and Tuesday.
VOL. 25, NO. 121'



Aerial Raiders on London Met
Storm of Fire from the
(Associated Press)
London, May 20.- A calm, summer summerlike
like summerlike night tempted the Germans to
try last night the first air raid on
London since March 7th. Four raiders
fell before the defenses of the city.
Several bombs were dropped by the
The latest aerial attack by the
Germans on London and its environs
was probably the most ambitious evei
undertaken. Never before was there
such a continued volley of firing
from British anti-aircraft batteries.
The Gothas flew at a great height,
the majority keeping well to 12,000
feet above the earth.

, Thirty-seven people were killed and
155 injured in last nights air raid.
London, May 20. German artillery
light night developed activity along
the front between Albert and Bue Bue-qucy,
qucy, Bue-qucy, the war office announces.
VANCE ADVANCE Paris, Sunday, May 19 French and
Italian troops havemade an advance
'of twenty kilometers, twelve and a
half miles, o nthe western end of the
Macedonian front, it was officially an announced
nounced announced tonight.

Mr. and Mrs. George MacKay wert
greatly grieved Saturday afternoon
to receive the following telegram
from the war department:
"We are sorry to inform you that
your son, George MacKay, has been
missing in action since April 20th."
(Signed): "General McCain."
The bad news passed with almost
lightning rapidity from lip to lip, and
in a few minutes it was known all
over town.
Anything that happens to any one I
of our boys is a personal loss or in injury
jury injury to all, so the trouble of the Mac MacKay
Kay MacKay family at once overshadowed our
entire city.
George MacKay Jr. is one of our
most intelligent and dependable young
men. At the time the war broke out,
he was a student in the Boston Tech Technological
nological Technological School, one of the highest
institutions of its sort in the land. Ht
volunteered at once, and trained at
Camp Upton with the famous Ralru
bow division, with which he went to
France. He was rapidly advanced,
had been promoted to a sergeantcy
and was recommended for a commis commission,
sion, commission, f
There is some faint hope that
George has been wounded and is in a
French hospital, which has not yet
reported him to his own officers. Somtv
foundation is given to this by the fact
that he had been slightly wounded,
an ear drum having been ruptured by
N the explosion of a shell near him, and
he was trying to keep this bad news
from his mother. While this hope is
faint, it is being cherished.
The most probable supposition is
that he is a prisoner in Germany. In
that case he will be heard from in
time, news of prisoners on both side
being transmitted to America and
Germany thru the Spanish embassy
in Berlin, which has charge of our af affairs.
fairs. affairs. Mr. and Mrs. MacKay are bearing
up bravely under this sore trial.
They have the deepest, sympathy of
all in their troubles.
(Class Motto)
Onward upward every day
Never faltering by the way
Climbing though the thorns oppress
For "Over the Top Lies Success."
Looking upward toward the light,
And standing firmly for the right
Thus gaining strength to onward
For "Over the .Top Lies Success."
Greater heights we would attain
That living here be not in vain,
That kindly deeds may live to bless
For "Over the Top Lies Success."
. Ocala, May 20. v M. B. L.
A 7-passenger, 6-cylinder Paigt
car for sale today $380. Each day
price drops $10 until car is sold, so
don't wait too long. Car can be seer
t Gates' Garage. 4-30-tf
We maintain one of the best repair
shops' in Marion county. Try our
service. Williams & Fox S. S, tf


Mr. Wilson's Signature Made the
Measure a Law this
(Associated Tress)
Washington, May 20. The presi president
dent president today signed the Overman bill,
giving the president broad powers to
co-ordinate government departments.
The American cargo carrier J. C.
McCullough has been sunk by a mine
or torpedo in foreign waters, the
navy department was advised today.
It was reported that all hands were
saved except Engineer Daughtry.
Lumber and labor conditions in the
South have improved so much since
January 1st that shipyards will soon
be able to begin working night
shifts, is the report made to the
Emergency Fleet Corporation.
James J. Farrell, president of the
Steel Corporation, has been tendered
the position of director of operations
of tiie shipping board.
The United Shoe Machinery Com Company
pany Company today won its case in the su supreme
preme supreme court against the government's
anti-trust action. j
Summary Vengeance Taken by Am
ericans for Death of Their
Fellow Soldier
(Associated Press)
McAllen, Tex., May 20. Sergeant
Herbert Ulrich, of Michigan, way
killed by a shot from across the bor border
der border near Hidalgo today. Four Mexi Mexicans
cans Mexicans were killed in the return fire.
Another of Our Brave Marion County
Boys Has Been Finally
Mustered Out
ine nana of aittiction has again
been laid on the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Fraser C Clayton, and taken from it
Thomas Shelton Clayton, their second
The Claytons are one of the country
families that make up more than half
the people, do more : than half the
work and fighting, and bear more than
half the suffering for America. Two
of their three boys have answered
their country's call and, alas, the final
summons as well.
The oldest son, John William Clay Clayton,
ton, Clayton, served with Company A. He
went with our other boys to Camp
Wheeler, did" his work faithfully, was
stricken down with pneumonia, and
after a gallant fight for life succumb succumbed.
ed. succumbed. His remains were brought home
and laid to rest' with deep sorrow by
his relatives and nearest friends and
sadness by the community.
Hardly had the flowers faded on his
grave before the country called his
brother Thomas, who went with othei
selected men to Camp Jackson about
seven "weeks ago.- After a few weeks
there he was transferred to Camp
Sevier, to be almost immediately
stricken down with the same disease
that had carried his brother to the
grave, and after a long, brave fight.
he too passed away.
Thomas Shelton Clayton was a
young man of twenty-two years. He
has lived all his life near Ocala. A
quiet, earnest, honest boy, he will be
mourned by all who knew him.
The remains of Private Clayton
accompanied by his father, who was
with him during his last hours, will
arrive in the city tomorrow at 1 p. m
The funeral services will be held at
the Christian church between 4 and
5 o'clock. Rev. R. F. Rogers aided by
some other minister will probably of
ficiate. Young Clayton was a member
of the Woodmen of the World, and as
many members as possible will at attend.
tend. attend. They will lay him to rest by
the side of his brother in Greenwood.
All respect should be paid ; the
memory of the young soldier and his
family which has suffered so much,
yet keeps the fire of its patriotism
burning. Our business houses should
close during the funeral service and
as many of our people as can should
be present, bringing flowers.
To Marion County Retail Merchant
All retail merchants in Marion
county are earnestly requested to at attend
tend attend the meeting of the retail merch merchants
ants merchants to be held on Thursday morning,
May 23, at the Temple theater at ten
o'clock a. m. Clarence Camp,
Marion County Food Administrator.

Every ounce of man power in Marion county is needed to help the Unit-
ed States to win the war and this shall be deemed sufficient notice to all
idlers or loafers that they must do one of three things, viz:
Go to Work!
Go to War!
or Go to Jail!
Instructions have been received from the governor of Florida to rig rigidly
idly rigidly enforce the vagrancy laws of the state and these instructions I am
prepared to carry out. All able bodied male persons over the age of eight eighteen
een eighteen years who are without means of support and remain in idleness shall
be deemed vagrants and be subject to arrest.
JOHN P. GALLOWAY, Sheriff Marion County, Florida.

A Good Start Give Toward Raising in
Marion County Ten Thousand
Dollars for the Red Cross
A few weeks ago we began work
on the Liberty Bond campaign. The
whole country, including our county,
worked at the task with vigor and ef efficiency,
ficiency, efficiency, carrying it to a most sue
cessful conclusion and oversubscribing
the loan by at least 40 per cent.
This week we have another cam campaign
paign campaign ,to raise a hundred million dol dollars
lars dollars for the Red Cross. Marion coun county's
ty's county's quota is $10,000. We ought to
raise it and 50 per cent over.
The money is for our suffering
friends in Europe, and for our own.
soldiers arid sailors, and theirs, who
stand like a wall of steel between our
homes and suffering such as our allies
are enduring.
Buying liberty bonds is business
it's scattering bread on the waters,
with the certainty the bread will come
back with butter on it. It's insurance
for fire and life. Giving to the Red
Cross is sentiment it's duty, it's
lessening the suffering, lightening the
toil, of those who are offering and in
many instances giving all for us.
"Greater love hath no man," and this
love for God and home and native
land is what keeps the rampart on
land and seaNbetween our quiet homes
and the most cruel enemy who ever
defiled the handiwork of God.
Let us give all we can and then
some. Let no one think he can do too
much. We may give till it hurts, but
our soldiers and sailors have gone to
give, if necessary, till they die.
The week's work opened auspicious
ly. The workers and speakers went
out thruout the county Sunday and
everywhere met a most encouraging
In Ocala Sunday Evening
The campaign in Ocala opened at
the. Temple Sunday evening, when the
house was filled to hear Rev. Bunyan
btephens, ex-pastor of the Baptist
church and Y. M. C. A. worker with
the American army.
The stage had been beautifully dec decorated
orated decorated for the morning services, and
no change was needed for the eve evening.
ning. evening.
The service began by singing the
Star Spangled Banner, after which
Mrs. Hampton, accompanied hy Miss
Gertie Peyser, sang two of her beau beautiful,
tiful, beautiful, songs. Then Mr. Stephens, look looking
ing looking very like a soldier in his neat Y.
M. C. A. uniform, delivered a telling
address, some of which brought ring ringing
ing ringing applause, while the more pathetic
notes drew many tears.
Mr. Lester Lucas, accompanied by
Miss Byrd Wartmann, sang two pat patriotic
riotic patriotic songs, and the services closed
with "America" and the prayer verse,
by the congregation.
The members of the different com committees
mittees committees buckled down to work early
this morning, and it is evident from
what little they have time to say that
they are meeting encouraging results.
We desire to express our sincere
thinks to our friends for the many
kindnesses and words of sympathy
during the illness and death of our
dear wife and mother. Also for the
many beautiful flowers. Especially
do we thank Dr. Walters for his
prompt attention.
J. L. Beck and Family.
May 21st, Charter Oak schoolhouse
(near Summerfield), 2 p. m.
May 24th, Fellowship, combined
with W. O. W. picnic.
May 31st, Dunnellon, 7:30 p. m.
June 3rd, Ocala, 7:30 p. m.
Campaign Committee.
Dr. n. W. Henry's office telephone
jis number 456; residence telephone is
: number 340.

Cruelty and Cowardice Belongs to the
U-Boat Which has Just Sneaked
Into Cartagena
Associated 'Press)
Madrid, Sunday, May 19. The Ger German
man German submarine U-39, says an official
dispatch from Cartagena, entered that
port last night in a damaged condi condition.
tion. condition. This submarine, according to
German advices, is the one that tor torpedoed
pedoed torpedoed the Lusitania May 7, 1915.
The U-39 is also reported to have at attacked
tacked attacked the American steamer Petro Petro-lite
lite Petro-lite in December, 1915.
Those clever boys, Frank Churchill
and Sam Mathews, who made such
good records in the Ocala banks, and
have been making others at Camp
Johnston, are likely to soon ba "over
Up to date, Wayne Ten Eyck holds
the Marion county record for going to
France. So far as we know, he had
been in the service less time than any
other Marion county boy before going
Laurie Benjamin, who has been in
the base hospital at Camp Wadsworth
for the last three weeks, is out again,
the surgeons having pronounced him
as sound as a Florida pine knot. He
is with Company M, First Pioneer In Infantry,
fantry, Infantry, which confidently expects to
lead in the march on Berlin.
We take the following interesting
clipping from "Trench and Camp,"
published at Camp Johnston:
"An interesting book is being dis displayed
played displayed at Y. M. C. A. No. 1 by Build Building
ing Building Secretary Bunyan Stephens, and
written on its fly leaf is a story that
is closely connected with history. This
book has served soldiers in prison
during the civil war, and has helped
them pass away their idle hours, and
now it is ready to fill a similar place
in the present war. The fly leaf of
this book shows that it was the prop property
erty property of James M. Mayo, major of the
Fourth North Carolina cavalry, Con Confederate
federate Confederate army, who was confined at
the United States military prison at
John Island, Ohio. In one corner
there appears a stamp reading, "Ex "Examined,
amined, "Examined, John J. Manor, captain 128
O. V. I. and superintendent prison
roll and prison correespondence, John
Island, O." The book is dated May
18, 1864. The name of the book is The
True Path, and it was written by Rev.
Joseph M. Atkinson of Raleigh, N. O.
This interesting relic of the civil war
was found in a box of books received
by Secretary Stephens from the ladies
of Dickison Chapter, Uunited Daugh
ters of the Confederacy of Ocala, Fla.,
and is presented to the library of the
Army Y. M. C. A. at Camp Johnston
for the use of the soldiers. It has at attracted
tracted attracted a great deal of interest front
all who have seen it."
Word has reached Gainesville that
the machine gun company of the
124th infantry will leave Camp
Wheeler soon for Camp Hancock, at
Augusta, Ga. This company was re
cruited in Gainesville and is composeo.
largely of young men from this city
and vicinity, hence our people will
have more than a passing interest in
the movements and location of the
company. WTien this company has
moved on there will be but few of the
Gainesville boys left at Camp Wheel-
er. uamesvuie csun.
Earl Hall belongs to the battalion
of which this company is a part.
The city council will receive bids on
May 21, 1918, 8 o'clock p. m. for the
building known as the Empire Cafe,
east of the city hall, same to be re
moved within a reasonable time. All
bids to be submitted in writing.
22-mon H. C. Sistrunk, City Clerk.



Opened the Great Red Cross Cam Campaign
paign Campaign with an Inspiring
(Associated Press)
New York, May 19. The president
of the United States and commander-in-chief
of the army and navy march marched
ed marched on foot through Fifth avenue yes yesterday,
terday, yesterday, at the head of 75,000 soldiers
of mercy. Then standing in the re-,
viewing stand he gravely saluted the
colors as the women of the Red Cross
filed past, in seemingly endless line,
bearing their flags as bravely and
wearing uniforms as proudly, as the
nation's fighting men.
The president spoke to an. immense
gathering at the Metropolitan opera
house last night.
The president began by saying ho
did not come to New York to tell of
the work of the Red Cross, but "to
tell what I think it all means. There
are two duties with which we are
standing face to face; first, to win tht
war, and second, to win it greatly and
"To win the war the United States
is determined to set no restriction on
the number of men to be sent to
France," the president declared, re reaffirming
affirming reaffirming the purpose of America to
set no limit on its effort.
"As many men will go overseas as
ships can be found to carry them.
After referring to the statement that
five million men should go, "the Unit United
ed United States," he said, "will not be di diverted
verted diverted by insincere peace talk from
the Teutonic powers.- Their propo proposals,"
sals," proposals," he declared, "spring from a de de-side
side de-side to have a free hand in the east.
I intend to stand by Russia as well as
France," he said. At this remark of
the president, the audience arose and
"For the first time in history," said
Mr. Wilson, "the world has seen an
unselfish war. I cannot fight for
selfish purposes, but am proud to fight
for mankind." The president conclud concluded
ed concluded by saying that he summoned the
American people to say how unani unanimously
mously unanimously they were ready to sustain
the heart of the world by contributing
to the Red Cross.
Valdosta, May 20 No further out
breaks have been reported following
the quartet of lynchings growing out
of the murder of Hampton Smith and
the shooting of his wjje, at Barney,
crooks county. Posses are still
searching for two more negroes.
Griner Farm, May 15. Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Lindsey are the proud par
ents of a 7 -pound boy, which arriv arrived
ed arrived Saturday. .Mrs. Lindsey will be
remembered by a large number of
friends as Miss Edna Murphy before
her marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Smith and chil
dren motored across the river Sun
day and spent the day with relatives.
Mr. E. P. Scarborough was here last
week visiting his sister, Mrs. Robert
Wills, and friends. He came from the
East Coast near Homestead and while
there visited his sister, Mrs. B. C.
Murphy, formerly of this place, and
says they have done extremely well
on tomatoes this spring. He left
again a few days ago for Tampa.
Mrs. M. E. Smith has bought the
Dyal farm by the church, considered
by many the nicest s location in this
neighborhood, but she had better look
out for that "hanted" tree on which
the negro was hung four years ago
stands at her front gate.
It is amusing to listen to the farm farmers
ers farmers talk about this castor bean ques
tion. They don't know whether they
have struck a real bonanza, or other
wise. Anyhow, Mr. Johnson of Haw
thorne has 250 acres planted here as
a good test.
Mr. R. B. Dyal has bought the 80
acres known by some as "Fox moun-
tain.,: On the summit of this hill is a
pretty building site and will give a
view of an area of a mile in all direc
tions, when cleared. It is on the hard
road overlooking the entire vicinity
and part of Anthony.
I notice often in other items of a
party motoring to town to shop, or on
business. I'm afraid I can't make
items of that here, for that is a daily
occurrence of from one to a dozen to
represent this place in the county
Mr. J. M. Thackerson was on the
sic klist last week, but is up and
around now.
Mr. Phillips and family of Kendrick
were the guests Sunday of, Mr. and
Mrs. L. V. Hilton.
Mrs. W. H. Cassen while visiting
her daughter at Pine, fell and broke
her shoulder. She was considered
seriously hurt and was to have been
carried to the hospital, but was unable
to stand the ride. Her many friends
sincerely wish her an early recovery.


Our Aviators and Our Gunners are
Always on the Alert
(Associated Press)
With the American Army. France.
Sunday, May 19. Two hostile air airplanes
planes airplanes have been brought down by
American aviators, says an official
announcement this evening.
Paris, Sunday, May 19. American
gunners have brought down a Ger German
man German airplane, it is announced official officially
ly officially tonight.
With the American Army, France,
Sunday, May 19. Major Raoul Luf Luf-bery,
bery, Luf-bery, of the American flying corpi,
has been killed in an aerial battle. He
will be buried tomorrow with full
military honors by both American and
French troops.
Washington, May 20. The Ameri
can casualty list today contains 45
names, as follows: Killed in action, 7;
died of wounds, 1; died of accident, 1;
died of disease, 7; wounded severely,
27; wounded slightly, 2.
Listed as missing in action is Geo.
L. MacKay, master engineer, senior
grade, Ocala, Fla.
(Associated Press)
Omaha,, March 20. A tornado at v
Broomfield, Neb.,, Saturday night
killed twelve and injured twenty-five,
it was learned today when commu
nication was established with the
(Associated Press)
Pittsburg, May 20. Sixty-three
charred bodies lay today in a tempor
ary morgue and ninety-four injured
are being cared for in hospitals, as
a result of the series of explosions at
the Oakdale explosive plant of the
Aetna Chemical Company Saturday.
Officials said 212 of the total working
force have not yet been accounted for.
(Associated Press)
Geneva, May 20. Former Czar
Nicholas and his family have been
given their choice of exile in Rumania
or Switzerland and decided to go to
Switzerland. This concession, it is
added, was granted by the soviet gov government
ernment government on certain conditions, the
principal one being that the czar is
to refrain from all efforts to regain
the Russian throne.
(Evening Star May 20, 1898)
Madrid, May 20. The Spanish
fleet, under Admiral Cervera, arrived
at Santiago de Cuba, near where it
found two small American warships,
which returned with all speed. The
queen has cabled congratulations to
Cervera. Cervera landed an enormous
quantity of army supplied for Blanco.
Washington, May 20. It is stated
in official circles that a complete un understanding
derstanding understanding exists between America
and England,' practically an offensive
and defensive alliance.
Edward W. Martin of Atlanta, son
of bur Col. John M.' Martin, is a can
didate for mayor of the Gate city. He
is one of the leading lawyers, has
been a member of the Georgia legis legislature,
lature, legislature, a police commissioner of Ful Fulton
ton Fulton county and at present one of the
directors of the Grady hospitaL
Ocala is justly proud of her mili military
tary military company at Tampa. Fewer men
were rejected than in any other com company,
pany, company, and to our population we gave
the government the largest company
in the state.
Miss Bettie Murphree of Tennes Tennessee,
see, Tennessee, sister of Mrs. R. A. Burford, was
married a few days ago to Dr. Boyd
of Troy, Ala.
Misses Minnie and Helen Thomp Thompson,
son, Thompson, who have been attending a musi musical
cal musical conservatory in Chicago for the
past year, finished their musical edu education,
cation, education, returned home last evening
and agreeably surprised their many
Miss Nellie Stevens has returned
home from DeLand, where she took a
course at Stetson University.
W. N. Camp is just shipping 8000
tons of phosphate via Brunswick and
Fernandina. Evidently the war is not
effecting this company very much.
We rebuild all makes of storage'
batteries. Williams & Fox Auto Serv Service
ice Service Station. 9-tf




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This is the caption of one of the
leading editorials in the Times-Union
of the 17th inst. All of us are "some"
boosters for Florida but this editorial
reminds us of the tale in the Swiss
Family Robinson about cutting out of
a palm tree with one stroke of a knife
an immense cabbage leaf sufficient to
feed the whole family. It completely
eclipses the more recent claims of
Charles Sieg for spineless cactus.
Among other things the T.-U. edi editor
tor editor says is that watermelons usually
grow here to great perfection, with no
fertilizer and following some other
spring crop and winds up by recom recommending
mending recommending them for a. winter crop. The
editor is evidently unacquainted with
all the latent qualities of the frost
bitten watermelon. Watermelons are
all right, and they grow them in Flbr-

instances we doubt that they are
treated with cruelty.

Those champions of "Free Ireland,"
who are resisting British conscrip conscription,
tion, conscription, probably inviting Germany to
land troops, and making it necessary
for Britain to keep about 50,000 men
off the firing line, are adding to the
number of America's enemies, in increasing
creasing increasing the American death list and
incidentally trying to lose for Ireland
her most powerful and loyal friend.
Congressman Clark spoke to the
people of Gainesville Saturday night,
and made Mr. Davis' arguments look
like a last year's umbrella. Mr.

' Clark will speak in Ocala next Thurs

day evening, and we hope not only the
town people but a large attendance
from the county will be present to
hear him.

We regret to find that our repre representative
sentative representative at Fairfield Friday failed to
make mention of Mr. Chas. E. Davis'

ida to perfection, but no one could j speech. This was because Brother
recommend them as a steady diet, and Packham, being city broke, became

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A good preacher being a soldier of
the cross, it's easy to make him a sol soldier
dier soldier of the Red Cross.

At the present price of wool, it
would be most profitable if a man's
wits could go woolgathering.
The Tampa Tribune speaks of Ixion
on a wheel. So is appears that the
bicycle is an ancient invention.
The kaiser claims to be a good
Christian, but he never mentions
Christ, for fear of offending his Turk Turkish
ish Turkish allies.

Criticise your government, if you

want to, for what it hasn't done but

don't forget to give it credit for what
it has done.

Allied headquarters say the Huns

have massed two million men between

the North Sea and the Oise, and will

begin their drive as soon as weathei

Three large vessels loaded with
grain for Switzerland, escorted by an

American warship have arrived safe

Iy at a French Atlantic port, says the

Tageblatt of Berne.

Mr. Chas. E. Davis says Mr. Clark

has his ear to the ground. Very like

ly. And if you will look at Mr. Davis'
ear you will observe that it is worn
rather thin itself.

judging the age of the person who
wrote the editorial in the T.-U. by his

lack of technical knowledge of tht
characteristics of the crop we would
say that if he persisted in watermel watermelons
ons watermelons at all seasons he is likely to be at

tacked with cholera infantum. This

young person may have been misled in
his zeal for Florida by some contem contemporary
porary contemporary reference to' the Garden of
Hesperides, the Fortunate Islands ov
to the land of the Hyperboreans.

There is an ancient legend that tells

how the great King Arthur lies asleep

in a cave in Wales, while by his bed,

all sheathed in armor, their, swords by

their sides, stand his faithful knights
of the table round. On the wall by
the king's bed hangs a magic bugle
and a mighty sword. One day, so it is
said, a peasant found his way into the
cave. He saw all the silent company,

the sword and the bugle, and reached

his hand toward the sword. The king

and all his knights stirred, whereupon
the frightened peasant drew back

his hand from the sword belt and In- j
stead took the horn and blew a feeble
note. The knights laid their hands
upon their sword belts and the king
raised himself and opened his eyes,
but seeing the sword yet 'hanging on
the wall laid down to sleep again.
And then a blast of wind blew thru
the cave and carried the peasant out
with it. America, a year ago, blew
the liorn before she drew the sword.
But, unlike the peasant she has gone
back after the sword, and she has the
might to swing it, too.
One great reason, among others,
why we should sustain the Red Cross
to the full extent of our ability is that
it is the sole link of humanity between
our people and such of our men as
may be prisoners in Germany. All
packages of food, money, letters, etc.,
that go into the enemy country for
our unfortunate men- are taken to
them by the Red Cross, which has, in
spite of "f rightfulness," managed to

retain some sort of a hold on the Teu Teuton
ton Teuton organization of the same nam.
Not many Americans are prisoners in

Germany, and we hope the number

shall not be greatly added to, but we

do not want to overlook anything we

can do to make easier the lot of those

who have that ill fortune.

somnolent alter aosorDing nis un-

hooverized country dinner. We are in

formed that Mr. Davis made a good
speech, in the course of which he
kindly referred to the. Star.


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This is the amount asked tor by the Red Cross from
the citizens of the United States. Marion County's
quota is only $10,000 and should be subcribed at
once. If everyone will do his duty the amount
will be raised before the week is out.
Have You Subscribed?


A book of thrift stamps underneath a
A loaf of Victory bread, some coffee,
sugarless and thou
Beside me, knitting in the wilder wilderness,
ness, wilderness, Ah, wilderness were Hooverized,
enow! Life.

Now is the time to plant chufas,
$5.50 per bushel; Spanish peanuts,
$2.25 per bushel. Ocala Seed tSore,
phone 435. tf


In New York Saturday night Presi President
dent President Wilson said it is the purpose of
the United States to set no limit on
its efforts to win the war; and ,we be believe
lieve believe the people will back him up in
the statement.

The attack of Italian submarines
on Pola, in which they torpedoed a
20,000-ton Austrian battleship, was
one of the finest naval feats of the
war. Somehow, the Germans never
do anything like that.

We "now rank third in mileage
held" on the war front according to
Washington. Let's see who else is on
that front besides France, England
and the U. S. Tampa Times.
Belgium, Portugal, Russia and

The Memphis Commercial Appeal
wants to adopt "Onward, Christian
Soldiers" as the national anthem. The
Commercial-Appeal will find that
"Dixie" or "There'll be a Hot Time in
the Old Town," will put more vim into
a march or a charge than any hymn


The following named white regis registrants
trants registrants have been summoned to report
to the office of the local board on Sat Saturday,
urday, Saturday, May 25th, at 7 a. m. From this
list five men will be selected and en entrained
trained entrained for Camp Gordon, Atlanta:
E. P. Scarborough, Oak.
Joe Wilson, Kendrick.
Willis P. Osteen, Jacksonville.
Peter M. Mackintosh, Ocala.
Boring H. Clifton, Valdosta, Ga.
Arfie Brooks, Ocala.
Wm. A. Harrell, Oklawaha.

Local Board for Marion County,
W. L. Armour Chief Clerk.

Own Your Own Home

A House and Two Lots
A House and 3 Acres
A House and 2 Lota

Can be Bought With Monthly 1

ments of
Room 5, Holder Block,
Ocala. Florida

RATES: Six line maximum, one
time 25c; three times 50c; six times
75c; one month $3. Payable In advance.

FOR SALE One new model Ford

road ster; run about 2000 miles. J.

Camp, Ocala. 20-6t

-$10,000 to loan on good Ocala busi business
ness business property at six or seven per cent.
First class farms under cultivation

considered. No commission. P. O.

Bdx 1782, Jacksonville. 20-3t

WANTED A white boy at once. Ap

ply to Carter's Bakery, city. 18-tf

FOR SALE Fond du Lac Tractor

and Ford truck body. Apply to Clark
son Hardware Company, South Mag
nolia St. Phone 417. 18-6t

WANTED A set of books to keep in

the evenings by a capable young lady.

Stenographic work also done if desir

ed. Address "Bookkeeping," care the

Evening Star. 18-3t

There are being circulated a good
many stories about the frightful
treatment meted out to .American
prisoners in Germany. We doubt that
there is much truth in them. They
have no, official foundation, as they
probably would have if true, as our
government is much better posted on
such matters than any individual can


Women can be usefully employed in
nursing the wounded, in making up
the soldiers' kits, and in a thousand
other ways. Many American women
are weak, pale or anemic from woman's
ills. For young girlo just entering
womanhood; for women at the criti critical
cal critical time; nursing mothers and every
woman who is "run-down," tired or
overworked Doctor Pierce's Favorite
Prescription is a special, safe and cer certain
tain certain help. It can now be had in tab tablet
let tablet form for 60 cents. All druggists.
Send Dr. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel and
Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N.'Y., 10c
for trial package tablets.
Tallahassee, Fla. "My sickness, or
ill health, that Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription cor-

WANTED Cotton rags; must be well

laundered. No sewing room scraps
Old bed and table linen specially de desirable.
sirable. desirable. Star office. 18-6t

FOR SALE One new Smith Form-a-

Truck, at manufacturer's cost. Will

convert any used car into guaranteed
one-ton truck. Must be sold this week.

R. O. Riddle, Florida House, Ocala. tf

C. O. D. This is the name of a wood
yard which is at your service at all

times. Stove wood, pine or oak. North

Magnolia street, phone 339. 29-tf


Don't matter if broken. I pay $2 to $15

per set, also cash for old gold, silver.

platinum, dental gold and old gold

jewelry. Will send cash by return mail

and will hold goods ten days for

sender's approval of my price. Mail to

L. Mazer, 2007 S.' 5th' St, Philadel
phia, Pa. 13-lm

Some people think it will be im impossible
possible impossible for the United States to have
a million and a half of men in France
by the end of the year. We all
thought, a year ago, it would be im impossible
possible impossible to have a half million men in
France by now, but they are there,
and getting there more so every day.
We fear there is no foundation for
the various stories about the Cyclop
coming into port and its arrival being
concealed by the government. We
can't imagine any reason why the
government should try to keep the re

appearance of this ship covered up.

rected in every
way, was of a
very peculiar na nature.
ture. nature. In the first
place, I was lack lacking
ing lacking in blood and
this deprived my
body of nourish nourishment
ment nourishment and I was
in a very tired,
depressed state.

I was worn
out and had to hire my work done. I
was also very gloomy and discouraged.
One can imagine the seriousness of my
case in my losing weight from 176 to
119 pounds. I was also suffering from
woman's weakness. I took half a doz dozen
en dozen bottles of the 'Favorite Prescrip Prescription,
tion, Prescription, continuously, with the 'Pleasant
Pellets for constipation, with most ex-

' i cellent benefit. After my health began

to Improve I gradually regained my

when it has promptly given ; the peo

pie the news of other less important weight until I came un to mv former

vessels, which had been missing for aj weight of 176 pounds. I gratefully tes tes-few
few tes-few days. Neither do we think itjtify to the virtues of "Favorite Pre Pre-likely
likely Pre-likely the Germans captured -or sunk i scription for women, and 'Pleasant
the ship, as they would certainly hav 1 Pellets for liver and bowel troubles."
bragged on the feat. The Cyclops was' Mbs- l lL Au. 153 St Francis

FOR RENT Furnished rooms for
housekeeping; all conveniences, sleep

ing porch, etc. Also single rooms

Apply at 600 Fort King avenue, phone

502. 5-ll-6t

WANTED Experienced farm hands
Steady work and good pay. F. N

Burt, Spring Garden Ranch, DeLeon

Springs, Fla. 5-6-tf

FOR SALE Lands and lots at Lake
Weir, Montague and elsewhere. Cash
or terms; or exchange for good Ford

car or Liberty Loan bonds. Address
"K. E. L." care Star, Ocala. Florida

D 25 1-m.

FOR SALE A Thomas Automobile

Truck; fifty-three horsepower; thor

oughly overhauled; money maker 'for

hauling with trailers over hard roads

Price, $500. Frederick's Garage, De

Land, Fla. 5-6-tf

"I" !Q.ln mi I m


"My Optician"

1 e?pecially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite

personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St Park Hotel Bldg

Careful Estimates made on all Con

tract work. Gives More and Better
Work for the Money than any other

contractor in th it-v.

Do you need money to pay off a mortgage;
to purchase live live stock; to fence or stump
land; to erect buildings or in other ways to
improve your farm? If the real estate secur security
ity security and the moral hazard are satisfactory,
the Federal Land Bank of Columbia will
make you a loan at 5 interest and for a
35 year term, with privilege of repayment
after five years.
Detailed information given by
R. S. Rogers, Secretary.
Ocala National Farm Loan Association.
M. & C. Bank Building. Phone 481.


Fresh car of cement and plaster
just received. We also carry Lake
Weir sand. Welch-Todd Lumber Com Company.
pany. Company. 25-tf
Careful prescription service, using
Squibb's chemicals, at Gerig's Drug
Store. War Savings and Thrift
Stamps sold. tf


I will sell my new Smith Form-a-Tractor
for les sthan cost; sed three
days as demonstrator. Tractor com complete
plete complete with special radiator, fan, oil
pump, water circulator and tractor
cleats. Cost me $310; delivered in
Ocala. If sold this week $255 cash
buys it. R. O. Riddle,
14-tf Florida House, Ocala.




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Ever realize that every dollar you spend makes some one
work? Of course the work was done before you spent your dollars,
but if you and many others didn't spend money for certain articles,
other men would cease to make them. They would then devote
their services to something else for which there was a demand.
Just now the demand for "Goods and Services" for war purposes
is greater than the supply. Therefore, when you refrain from buy buying
ing buying the things not absolutely necessary for health and efficiency,
you are releasing labor and materials which our Government
needs to win the war.
Enlist your slacker quarters Buy with each a Thrift Stamp.
Sixteen Thrift Stamps and 15 cents may be exchanged for a War
Savings Stamp, worth $5 on January 1, 1923. You can get your
money back with interest at any time.









Keep It
Firmly in Mind!
The Red Cross Drive Be
gan TODAY and it is
everybody's duty to sub
scribe liberally to the cause
The Red Cross is the great
est organization ever de
vised for the alleviation of
the sufferings of mankind.
Do your whole duty and do
it Now! AJso, don't over overlook
look overlook the purchase of Thrift
The Jeweler.
Next to Express Office
9 W
4vn BY THE.
PHONES 47, 101, 305
Pack away your
BLANKETS with with-out
out with-out having them
cleaned. We are
especially prepar prepared
ed prepared to handle them.
Ocala Steam
Ocala, Florida
Main Street Market
Nunnally's Candies fresh every
week at Gerig's Drug Store, where
you can also get Thrift Stamps, tf


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If You Ilave Any News for this De Department,
partment, Department, Call Five Double-One
or Two-Seven
! f
The Light of Your Presence
The day is a golden glamour,
And the emerald of the sod,'
: As it stretches its coolness round me,
; Where the morning breeze has found
I me,
Lies fresh from the hand of God.
The night is a silver silence,
And the starlight, dim and pale,
As it sleeps o'er the dreaming river,
Where the white robed aspens quiver,
Gleams soft as a bridal veil.
Yes, the day is a golden glamour,
And the night is a silence, dear;
And the sunbeam's glance is the
And the silent stars are the sweeter
For the light of your presence here
Principles that rule conduct are the
foundation stones. Habits are col columns
umns columns and pillars, every thought drives
a nail to make strong some part of
the structure; every deed makes
stronger some essential portion of the
construction and every aspiration
lends beauty, while every unclean
thing makes for defilement. The whole
structure stands forth at lastbuilded
either of passion or of purpose, and
life is either strong, beautiful and
worthy or without any claim to
The Commencement Sermon
Commencement day dawned bright
and fair yesterday which is an omen
of the success which is to follow.
The commencement sermon was de
livered at the Temple theater at 11
o'clock by Rev. G. A. Ottmann, rector
of Grace Episcopal church, who had
arranged the order cf the exercises,
which were beautiful indeed, and car
ried out to the letter with precision
and taste and without a flaw.
The stage was tastefully decorated
with oleanders, magnolias and ferns,
with the Red Cross fittingly placed
in the center. The music was fur,
nished by the Episcopal choir, assist assisted
ed assisted by the choirs of the other churches,
and all the congregations of the' city
joined in the hour of worship. Miss
Irma Blake was the pianist for the oc occasion,
casion, occasion, James Ellis the cross bearer
and Frances Pasteur the flag bearer.
After the announcement of the ex
ercises for the day, Rev. Ottmann took
his text from' the 8th verse, 6th chap chapter
ter chapter of Isiah: "Here am I, send me."
Some special points of the sermon:
Those whom God chooses, he lifts
up and gives to them a vision. God
does not choose the high and mighty
as his instruments; he takes the ord
inary men and women, whose spirits
soar above the level, and gives them
a vision which enables them to see
above' the things of ordinary life.
Visions necessary to choice: There
are things to do. Were all dreamers
we would soon be bowing down to the
kaiser as supreme ruler. But men
looking out into the world had seen
visions of universal peace, of a dem democracy
ocracy democracy where our wives, daughters
and children could live in safety. Oui
boys are giving their lives that the
world may be lifted up. Thus wt
should look toward the great thing
of life so when the call comes we can
say "Here am I, send me." Thus wo
may do the work of God and human humanity
ity humanity the best we can.
Our dreams present our possibili possibilities.
ties. possibilities. When we graduate we have not
finished, but have only fitted our ourselves
selves ourselves to take up our work. We are
pupils as long as life lasts and only
graduate when the final step is taken
that calls us into the larger life. God
is calling today as never before, for
us to arise from our dreamland sleep;
even here in our own little city, we
are not united in the greatness of
work as we should be, and what won wonderful
derful wonderful works might be accomplished
if we were! What a spiritual uplift
we might attain. How the morals of
our community might be uplifted.
How many in our town have taken a
deep interest in the Boy Scouts? How
many have worked for the civic inter- j
est, for the young men and women of
our town? What wonderful possibili possibilities
ties possibilities might be in store for Ocala if
time were spend in bringing it up to
the beautiful city is might be. But
if we are not ready when the call
comes our, town will not be made
clean. Let us ask ourselves the
question: Are we content to go on
through life taking no thought of the
morrow? The boys and girls graduat graduating
ing graduating today are men and women of to tomorrow,
morrow, tomorrow, made in the image of God,
with minds capable of grasping the
great truths of life. So let us reach
out and at least touch the hem of his
garment, that we may be lifted up to
jdo more than the ordinary things of
! li-Ta flrA 4" r rl o tt coth4o -vary A tt 4- 1
j us, to give all we possess if need be.
, It is for yo uand I to make answer,
."Here am I, send me."
; One of the most inspiring of all
I the songs given was "Te Deum Laud-
amus," which was wonderfully beau
j tiful and uplifting, sung by the choir
i standing. After the singing of the
j grand old hymn, "All Hail the Power
j of Jesus' Name," the choir and grad-
uates passed out, followed by the
dismissal of the audience.
"Mrs. Simpson of Weirsdale is in
the city on an extended visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Harvey Kindall.
Miss Noelwah Blankenship of Dun Dun-nellon,
nellon, Dun-nellon, is' the charming little guest of
Miss Martha Preer. Many will re-
member the. sweet voice of Noelwah



when she sang "America" at the Lib Liberty
erty Liberty Loan celebration in Ocala not
long since. She is a very sweet and
talented little girl.
m m m
Farewell Party for Guy Lane
Several of the girls and boys of the
younger set gave a most enjoyable
party Friday evening, honoring one

of their boy friends who expects to
move soon to Jacksonville. The part?
was given at the home of Miss
Ulainee Barnett, and was a most
happy occasion. Games dear to the
hearts of the young were indulged in.
Music by some of Ocala's coming
musicians was greatly- enjoyed. At
the end of a happy evening a feast of
good things for the delectation of the
happy crowd was enjoyed, consitinfc
of grapenut cream, chocolate and
angelfood cake, divinity candy, punch
and salted peanuts. The boys furnish
ed the cream and the girls the other
j goodies.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kelly camt,
down from Gainesville in their car
yesterday and are the guests of Mrs.
Kelly's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Moorhead. Mr. Kelly will return to
Gainesville today, while Mrs. Kelly
will remain several days.
Miss Anna Mae Chapman of Ala Alabama,
bama, Alabama, who is the guest of her sistei,
Mrs. Davi3 at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Fouth, accompanied
Miss Inez Neville to her home in Dun Dun-nellon
nellon Dun-nellon yesterday for a stay of several
The friends of Miss Blair Wood Wood-row
row Wood-row gave her a warm welcome on her
arrival from Jacksonville yesterday,
and are rejoiced to know that she will
remain with her parents in Ocala all
Miss Helen Conibear of Lakeland,
arrived in the city Saturday and is
the guest of her sister, Miss Florence
Conibear at the residence of Mrs. T.
M. Moore. They will leave Tuesday
for Tallahassee to visit friends.
Mr. Wakefield Wells, who came
down from Jacksonville to attend the
funeral of his cousin, Miss Florence
Leitner, returned to his home Satur Saturday.
day. Saturday. In giving the names of the gradu
ates from the eighth grade in Satur
day's Star, the name of John Bouvier
was unintentionally omitted.
Mrs. J. P. O'Dell and daughter,
Eunice are the guests of Mrs. O'Dell's
sister, Mrs. Tompkins, arriving from
their home in Micanopy Saturday.
Miss Lynn Lewis, who has been ill
at the hospital for ten days, is able to
be out again, to the delight of her
Mrs. G. W. Neville, Miss Inez Nev Neville
ille Neville and Mr. Andrew Neville of Dun Dun-nellon,
nellon, Dun-nellon, were guests for the day of
Mr. and Mrs. Preer yesterday.
Miss Martha Preer, who has been
visiting her many friends in Dun Dun-nellon,
nellon, Dun-nellon, returned home yesterday.
The second ward Bible study class
will meet at the Presbyterian manse
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mr. Klock and son, Harold and Mr.
Leonard Lesson will leave Wednesday
for their home in New Hampshire.
Mr. Morris Knoblock and wife
Martin, spent Saturday in town.
(Concluded on Fourth Page)
Use These Substitutes
Barley Flour
Rice Flour
Corn Flour
Corn Starch
Oat Meal
Oat Flakes
Nutrimeal (Peanut Meal)
Corn Meal
' Corn Grits
All in Bulk
Not Substitutes
Rye Flour
Graham Flour
50-50 Flour (Rye & Wheat)
We can supply you
Phones 16 & 174



Sealed bids will be received at the
White House, Gainesville, until ten
o'clock a. m. June 10th, 1918, for re remodeling
modeling remodeling on interior of Science Hall;
for completing third floor of Engi Engineering
neering Engineering Building and adding mecharii-.
cal laboratory thereto; completing
Dining Hall and Kitchen; and for the
construction and heating of Assembly
Building for the University of Flor
ida on its grounds, Gainesville. Fla.
Each bid must be accompanied with
a certified check in the amount of
1000 for one or all projects and each
bid for the heating with a certified
check in the amount of $100 made
payable to Joe L. Earman, Chairman,
as a guarantee that if awarded the
contract the successful bidder will
immediately enter into contract and
furnish a surety bond as required by!
the specifications.
The right is reserved to reject any
and all bids.
Drawings and specifications may be
seen at the office of A. A. Murphree,
President, Gainesville, and at the of office
fice office of Edwards & Sayward, Archi Architects,
tects, Architects, No. 609 Chamber of Commerce
Building, Atlanta, Ga.
General contractors wishing to bid
may obtain drawings and specifica specifications
tions specifications from the architects by immed immediately
iately immediately applying for same, provided it
is the intention of the contractor to
give a bona fide bid on the work and
return the drawings and specifications
to the architects at his own expense
immediately after the letting of the
By order of the Board of Control
of the State of Florida,
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The Big Red Cross drive is now on, and the money is
needed at once. This is no time to stop and argue the
question. Marion county has been assessed a certain
amount of the $100,000,000 to be raised this week for
the RED CROSS work among the needy of the world.
W have never brought ud the rear when suffering hu

manity called

now. Even though you re ordinarily a tite-wad this
is the time to loosen up without a murmur. Do it now
and push Old Marion "Over The Top" right away.
This space donated by

First Class
J. J. Loy, Proprietor
Receive Special Attention
12 E. Ft. King Ave. Ocala, Fla.

Buy Thrift Stamps of us and keep
your skin nice and soft with Rexall
Skin Soap. Gerig's Drug Store, tf
Old fashion and two crop conk peas.
Ocala Seed Store. 27-tf
A Great Net of Mercy

an vican ui uiispeaivaDie rain



rm $8wjk

i ; ts ill I Irl 51 1 T 1 1 II tt

for aid, and we can

Ocala, Florida.

Tirs Troubles Vanish
When the tires are brought here for
treatment. Whether it be the smallest
puncture or a big cut or tear our
vulcanizing will make the tire all
right again and good as new. We
make useless tired useful. If you
have one that is out of commission
bring it here and have us put it back
into active service.

Bring your car to Williams & Fox,
Ocala's best repair shop. 9-tf
Dr. II. W. Henry's office telephone
is number 456; residence telephone is
number 340.
drawn through


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Sorghum seed and field peas at the
Ocala Seed Store. 27-tf
Mr. S. H. Gaitskill of Mcintosh is in
the city. Mr. Gaitskill is a firm be believer
liever believer in redhot Americanism.
Ask anybody about our repair serv service.
ice. service. Williams & Fox Auto S. S. tf
Congressman Frank Clark is in the
city today, greeting hi3 numerous
friends. Mr. Clark will hardly be
able to stay away from Washington
after this week.
Phone No. 451 is the American
Restaurant, Temple & Davis, proprie proprietors,
tors, proprietors, the best in the city, at the union
passenger station. 16-tf
Circuit court resumed work this
morning. The criminal docket is up,
and State Attorney Scofield says he is
going to try to convict some of the
parties who have been stealing meau
It is almost a capital crime to steal

meat these days.

A number of the colored people
have taken hold of the Red Cross
work and are rendering effectual aid.
They have a great incentive to help,
as probably a hundred colored men
from thi3 county are in the army and
George Giles is chairman of their
Red Cross committee, and has a num number
ber number of efficient assistants. The color colored
ed colored people will hold a mass meeting in
the Metropolitan theater Friday eve evening,
ning, evening, with the intention of carrying
their part of the work over the top.
They invite the attendance and co cooperation
operation cooperation of their white friends.

Any old bachelor who is not firmly
wedded to single cussedness had bet better
ter better break himself of the habit of
smoking in bed.
Mr. Ralph McCorkle of Atlanta is
visiting his Ocala friends. Mr. Mc McCorkle,
Corkle, McCorkle, who is on the draft list, has
disposed of his interest in a Gate City
drugstore, and is now expecting to be

I called.

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The Red Cross
$100,000,000 Drive
Now being conducted will give us an opportunity
to spot the "slacker". The local committee has
fixed what it beleives to be an equitable assess assessment.
ment. assessment. Pay it like true red blooded Americans,
and if you think the amout assessed against You
is too small, don't hesitate to tell the collector
when called upon. This matter can be easily
adjusted. Get busy and let's put Marion county
"over the top" early in the game.
"The Tire Man"





A Soldier's offering to his sweet sweetheart
heart sweetheart is naturally the sweetmeat
that nave him most refreshment
and greatest enjoyment when on

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(Continued from Third Page)
Graduation Exercises of the Eighth
There is often a disposition to
write lightly of eighth grade grad graduates
uates graduates and ironically comment on their
plans to regulate the affairs of life.
Those who have grown old, whose en

thusiasm has grown weak, seem often
inclined to resent the optimism of the

young, but down in our hearts we
know we would give much of our hard

earned wisdom for their bright, clear

minds, which know not near so many
problems, but solve those that comb
much easier and quicker than our
time-worn brains. And we also know
that not for anything would we take
away their happy optimism and force
upon them in their young and happy
days the pessimism that is apt to
come later. And this morning's ex exercises
ercises exercises at the Temple showed most
fully that time, talent and much en enthusiasm
thusiasm enthusiasm had been expended, and
splendid results realized. The program
was carried out almost perfectly by
the 41 graduates, the stage being
most artistically decorated for the oc occasion.
casion. occasion. The scenes, were taken en entirely
tirely entirely from American history, the
first representing "Columbus at tht
Court of Spain." Lawson Cassels as
Columbus looked his part so perfectly
that it was hard to realize we had not
in reality stepped back to the year
1492. King Ferdinand, represented by
Walter Troxler, received hearty ap applause,
plause, applause, and Ruth Warner in royal
purple made a perfect Queen Isabelle.
The ladies in waiting were perfectly
gowned and were Olive Whaley, Nan Nannie
nie Nannie Lou Watson and Maudie Marshall.
The courtiers were Harry Holcomb,
Earl Bryce, Harold Smith and Robert
The trial of John Smith was most
exciting, John Smith being represent represented
ed represented by Frank Cotton. Elizabeth Weth Weth-erbee
erbee Weth-erbee made a beautiful little Poca Pocahontas
hontas Pocahontas as she pled for his life before

her father, Powhatan. Then followed;

a scene of intense interest, which was
perfectly carried out. Frank Rentz
taking the part of Miles Standish anJ
William Ruff as John Alden pled his
case with fine effect. Miss Eqjith Ed Edwards
wards Edwards as Priscilla in her Puritan cap
and gown, brought down the house as
she uttered the quaint words, "Why
don't you speak for yourself, John?"
The House of Burgesses was rep represented
resented represented by Harry Holcomb as Pat Patrick
rick Patrick Henry, Guy Lane as the presi president
dent president and the members of the house.
Harry Holcomb made a splendid pat patriotic
riotic patriotic speech. This was followed by a
duet played by Elizabeth Wetherbee
and Olive Whaley. The scenes of the
revolutionary perior to the forgotten
scene of beauty was enacted when the
thirteen colonies with their represen represen-tatives
tatives represen-tatives encircled the colonial dames as
they gave in perfect time a charming
colonial dance.
Olive Whaley as Betsy Ross en

veloped in the U. S. flag recited with
splendid enunciation and most grace gracefully
fully gracefully "Your Flag and My Flag," ana
Maud Lillian Little also recited in &
charming manner the sweet old

verses, ".The Ride of Jennie McNeal."

An exciting scene from the close of

the civil war followed, which was one
of the best of the whole play, and the

scenes of today representing Colum

bia, Uncle Sam, President Wilson, the
states, army, navy, Allies and Red

Cross nurses were acted out with per
feet taste and precision.
The song, "The Hope of the World,'

was very pretty, followed by a reci recitation
tation recitation by Wilfred Harold, and the
program closed with the lovely and

patriotic song, "A Prayer for Peace

Mrs. Moorhead is a very neat

speech presented to Alma Priest, an
eighth grade pupil, a prize of a gold

watch offered by the Painter Ferti

lizer Company for faithful work in

the canning club.

Mrs. William Hocker presented the
diplomas and made a beautiful talk.
Miss Caroline Peyser played the

accompaniments in a very graceful


Miss Gertie Brigance is here from

Jacksonville for a visit to friends.

Miss Merris Carroll arrived this
afternoon from St. Petersburg to pay

a visit to Miss Rose Wolff.

On account of the commencement

exercises, the Rebekahs will not hold

any meeting this evening.

Mrs. Allie Van Davis is here from
Crystal River, for a few days visit to

her mother, Mrs. Juhan.

Rev. Bunyan Stephens after a busy
but pleasant visit to Ocala, will re

turn to his work at Camp Johnston


Mrs. Ed. CarmichacJ will spend the
summer at Manitou, Colo. While

missing her greatly, her friends sin

cerely hope she will have a pleasant


The Temple devotees are looking
forward with pleasant anticipation to
tomorrow evening, when Theda Bara
in "The Rosfe of Blood," a famous Fox

production, will appear on the screen
Mr. Barney Spencer's wife and chil

dren are out at Indian Lake today,
helping celebrate Grandpa Tom Leit Leit-ner's
ner's Leit-ner's birthday. We don't know how

many years young Mr. Leitner is.
Mr. Cranford Standley, who has
been the guest of his mother, Mrs.
S. A. Standley, will leave for Jack Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville today.

Misses Minnie Seckinger and Rowe-

na Hammons of the Blitchton section
are in the city today shopping, and
paid the Star office a pleasant visit.


The remains of Mr. Walter Mc Mc-Credie,
Credie, Mc-Credie, accompanied by his brother,
Hugh, arrived from Connecticut Sat Saturday
urday Saturday afternoon, and were taken in
charge by Mclver & MacKay.
Early Sunday morning, the little
funeral cortege started for Micanopy.

The hearse was accompanied by cars, j

bearing the deceased young man's
relatives, his mother, Mrs. Julia Mc Mc-Credie,
Credie, Mc-Credie, his sisters, Miss Julia Mc-

Credie and Mrs. Marshall McDavid, j
his brothers, John and Hugh, his i
brother-in-law, Mr. Marshall Mc-j
David, the pastor of their church, i
Rev. J. R. Herndon, and the constant)

iiicuu ui tiic laiuiiji mis xa.. j aiil-
David. The elder sister, Miss Janet,
in Oklahoma, was too far away to at attend.
tend. attend. The sad little party was met at
Micanopy by many friends. Micanopy
was the home of the McCredie family
before coming to Ocala, and there
Walter, his brothers and sisters, were
born and reared. With solemn serv services
ices services and comforting words from the
pastor to the bereaved, the young
man's body was laid to rest by the
side of his father who died about ten
years ago.
Walter McCredie was a fine type
of young American manhood. He was
a quiet and steady boy, taking cart
of all the things entrusted to him and
holding the regard and confidence of
all who knew him. He belongs to a
family of excellent people, all of
whom have the full sympathy of theii
friends in their great sorrow.
WANTED Middle aged white wom woman
an woman to care for two children and do
housework. Can make home on place.
Satisfactory wages. Call phone 289.
American Fruit Store. 20-tf

W. K. Lane, M. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
Florida. ff
Among the Stars' pleasant callers
today were Misses Mary and Laura
Kemp of Martel.
The three Ocala boys who have
charge of the Carmichael boats, which
are being used by the government,
are making quite a success of their
work, and are kept very busy trans transferring
ferring transferring the soldiers. Mr. Robert Ty Ty-dings
dings Ty-dings has charge of the Wekiwa, Mr.
Francis Webber the City of Ocala

and Mr. Rowly the Silver Springs.

A very nice line of Wash Cloths on

display at Gerig's Drug Store. We
also sell War Savings and Thrift
Stamps. tf

To lie People

larioi Coiitty

of ffi

The American Red Cross has asleep for
$100,000,000. Marion County's portion is
$10,000. Let's show the world that Old Mar Marion
ion Marion is loyal to the core by subscribing the
entire amount in the first few days of the
"drive." If there are any slackers we should
know it, but let's show that there is no room
in Marion county for them.


Ocala Agency for the Famous
Walk-Over Sluoes.

. That is not a loyal thing to do, of course, and few of us realize
that we are helping the enemy when we waste money. Pretty hard
to define what waste is. One man's waste may be another man's
economy. In a general way, waste in wartime may be defined as the
buying of anything not essential to health and efficiency. Every
dollar one spends for unnecessary things commands goods and ser services,
vices, services, that is, labor and materials, needed by the United States Gov Government
ernment Government for war purposes. And. if you invest the money you save
in War Savings Stamps, you are again helping by loaning your mon money
ey money to your Government.
Ocala Ice PacMojff Co.

Put an Ad in the Star

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Drive is now on, and the

finger of scorn will justly

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Don't be a slacker when the com committee
mittee committee calls on you for your asses-

ment. Sign up with a smile and tell

if the amount you are

assessed is too small.
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