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Service VOLUME LIV. No. 45. United States Forces In China May Become Jeopardized By Japs Other Governments Will Be Informed Of Plans In Extending Military Operations ' <lly Auwiiited Pkm) TOKYO, Feb. 22.—The United States and other government* which maintain military forces and spheres of influence in Peiping and Tientsin area will be in formed that Japan may be compelled to extend military operations to those cities. The foreign office an nounced today that ambas sadors of the principal powers will be told that the Japanese army has no in tention of carrying the cam paign into Jehol province, south of the great wall of China, unless Chinese re- prisals force such action. “There is real danger of a backwash from the Jehol campaign on our garrison at Tientsin or in a massacre of Japanese at Peiping/* said the foreign office spokes man. “In this event our army will be compelled to move to protect them. Barring such unfortunate develop f j * in • ' ments, fighting will be con fined to Jehol," he said. Small Force In Area The United States has a small military force in the area along with other powers which par ticipated in the Boxer protocol of INI. m This document provided for punishment of China after the Boxer uprising in Pieping, main tenance by foreign troops of com munications between Peiping and the sea and fortification and policing of legation quarters. Possibility that the Japanese army will occupy the ancient Chinese capital and its port of Tientsin, developed with the an nouncement of determination to annihilate the army of Marshal Chang Hsiaoling, North China war lord. MANY SPONGE SOLD DURING PAST WEEK i APPROXIMATELY $1,500 LAID OUT IN PURCHASES OF PRODUCTS During the past week there have been a number of Males of sponges in small lots, the entire selling bringing to the owners about $1,500. One lot of sheeps wool sponge brought more than SSOO, averaging about $4.35 per bunch. Other offerings in small lots brought nominal prices. It is the opinion of some dealers in this article that the market is slowly recovering from the slump K has been experiencing since he* h fore Christmas and that the next Mrs months may see normal prices Hheing paid. “jKh. Meres Sponce and Trading today shipped •'< bales n# ..f s, ! ..ins, \\nor ' ■ t in the H-nda maikets. •■^ QUICK trial ' V - v - ■* ■ ■ was arrested, tried and JAPANESE ARMY HALTED DURING WESTWARD MOVE INVADERS PLAN TO SWEEP ON TO JEHOL CITY WITH FORCE OF 50,000 ALONG WIDE BATTLE FRONT Illy AasncliKnl l'rcnal Driving westward toward the capita! of Jehol, the Japanese army was reported to havo halted at Peipiao, 30 miles from the Man churian frontier at the terminus of the railroad from Chinchow. Chinese resistance has been in effectual, and the invaders plan to sweep on to Jehol City with 50,- 000 men operating along a 200- mile front at Peiping. A Chinese announcement denied that Japan had captured the tow-v of. Nanling, halfway between the Manchurian border and Peipiao. Japanese dispatches from Man churia said the Chinese commander of the Lupeh district army had de serted and offered 19,000 men to Manchukuo. ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENTS NOW RECALLED THREE HAVE MET THIS FATE; LINCOLN, GARFIELD AND McKINLEY; ATTEMPT ALSO MADE ON LIFE OF THEO DORE ROOSEVELT <l7 Associated I'rMNt NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—Thiee American presidents met death at the hands of assassins. A lunatic attempted to kill President Theo dore Roosevelt on September 1, 1003. Abraham Lincoln was shot by J. Wilkes Booth in a Washington theater on April 14, 1865. President Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau in a Washing ton railway station on July 2, ,1881. President McKinley on Septem ber 6, 1501, was assassinated by Leon Cxolgosz while attending the Pan-American exposition in Buf falo. Mayor William J. Gaynor of New York was badly wounded by an assassin's bullet aboard a steam er in New York harbor August I>, 11*10. Tho wounding of Mayor Cermak of Chicago, recalls that on Octo ber 28, 1803, Carter H. Harrison, then mayor of Chicago, was assas sinated. There have been many attempts on the lives of European rulers, but comparatively few on Ameri can political leaders. William Goebel, governor of Kentucky, was killed on January 30, 1000. Frank Steunonberg. former gover nor of Idaho, was slain in Decem ber. 1005. Among other assassinations of world famous leaders arc: Em peror Alexander 11 of Russia in 1881; King Humbert I of Italy in 1000; President Madero of Mexi co in 1013; King George of Greece ;in 1013; Archduke Francis Fer ; ditiand of Austria-Hungary in I 1014. Cuba Sails For Havana Carrying 82 Passengers The steamer Cuba sailed 2:15 o’clock yesterday for Havana with 82 passengers *nd a heavy con signment of mail. Steamer Florida arrives! yester day afternoon from Cuba with 108 pasengew, eight aliens. Coast guard cutter Tuscorora came in 10:30 o'clock this morn ing from St. Petersburg and berth ed at the naval station. lit? Wes t Citizen Washington Returns • Care-Burdened Successors . .———j | — 1.... —. —'——.—. Torn 1 . toko? ffmtod" shone through the wav period ♦ courage and fsibh U Hours * A little juggling with history—and Washington has stepped for ward from his niche in revolutionary history to visit some of his suc cessors on his birthday. The famous President stands first in the long line of chief executives who have helped to shape American his tory. Following him, the list includes Thomas Jefferson, famed for NEW AILMENT NOW TO BOTHER MAYOR CERMAK DEVELOPMENT OF COLITIS IS ONLY CAUSE FOR CONCERN; BULLETIN SAYS HE SPENT RESTLESS NIGHT (lly Associated Press) MIAMI, Feb. 22. Six physicians attend ing Mayor Anton Cer mak announced in _ official bulletin today that he was somewhat better, and that colitis is the only cause for pres ent concern. “We be lieve this will improve within a short time," they said. The physicians were in consultation for more than an hour before the bulletin was issued. Cermak spent a restless night. Mrs. Gill is improving rapidly. ANGLERS NOW SEEK SAILFISHRUNNING IN NEARBY WATERS JOHN C. HAYES, VISITOR, SUCCESSFUL IN LANDING ONE WHILE FISHING MON DAY AFTERNOON There are a great numbep of sailfish being seen in the waters near Key West these days, and numbers of anglers arc out every day seeking the beauties. John C. Hayes and A. E. Otto, attorneys from Washington, D. C.. who have been here several weeks, are ardent fishermen and though other kinds of fish .have been caught during their stay, their first sailfish was caught Monday afternoon. Mr. Hayes was the successful angler on this occasion and his catch was a little over five feet and weighed 45 pounds. Mr. Otto hooked one with a six thread line but lost it. This fish, says Mr. Hayes, was one of the finest he has ever seen and he Has been coming to Key West every season for years. With such a light line, however, it was not safe to keep the necessary strain on the fish and it threw out the hook and made off. These visitors are out this af ternoon. They expert to remain some time longer hoping to get sailfish that are finer specimens than they have taken on former visits. KEY WEST. FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1933. NEWSPAPERS OF STATECOOPERATE ON‘DOHERTY DAY’ THIRTY-SIX DAILIES INCLUD ING THE CITZEN, FOSTER MOVEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH ALL-FLORIDA EVENT Thirty-six daily newspapers ill Florida, including the Key West Citizen, will cooperate to make All-Florida Doherty Day, March 10, one of the most pretentious events in the state’s history. - AnnoumKMMrnt of -tfre mobilizi tion of the state press in behalf of the state-wide appreciation of Col. Henry L. Doherty, whose lavish expenditures in advertising Florida are credited, in large measure, as responsible for the bumper tourist crop, comes from Miami today, where the movement was launched last week by the Mi ami Daily News. A state-wide committee, chair maned by E. C. Romfh, president of the First National Bank of Mi ami and, recently mentioned in press dispatches as a possibility for secretary of the treasury, has been appointed to actively sponsor Doherty Day. Key West is rep resented by the publisher of The Citizen. Other members of the All-Flor ida Doherty Day committee are: Hal Leyshon, executive secretary, R. T. Gallemore, A. H. Chapman, V. H. Morgan, H. M. Davidson, Hector K. Elwell, R. S. Miller, R. H. Gore, Carl Nanton, H. B. Moore, W. M. Pepper, Jr., E. W. McCreary, W. A. Elliott, Gold Sanders, S. 11. Farabee, H. L. Rood, Charles A. Cook, R. N. Dosh, Martin Anderson, H. D. Harkread er, O. G. Davies. Sam Ellis. Her bert Felkel, L. C. Brown, C. C. Carr, R. L. Dean, D. B. Lindsay, Roderick Arkell, E. Menninger, J. A. Cawthon, D. B. McKay. E. D. Lambright, D. H. Conkling, J. Ed win Baker. M. M. Lee, Russell Kay, Frank B. Shutts, D. J. Mahoney, R. A. Reeder. Parade And Street Dance In Connection With Play Parents of the cast of “Radio Revue" have been invited by Mrs. Virgil Cordero to be their guest at Thursday night’s performance. There will be a parade and street dance on Duval street this after noon in connection with the Revue in honor of Washington’s birth day. The parade will start at 5:00 o’clock. There are over 50 numbers in the revue representing all oT the well known radio stars and movie actors. AN INVITA TION The parents of the cast of “Radio Revue” are invited to be the guests at Thursday night’s per formance. Please call at Frank Johnson’s Thursday morning to receive tickets from Mrs. Cordero. Parade and street dance on Duval street, near Southard, this afternoon at 5 o’clock, in honor of Washington’s Birthday, given by Mrs. Cordero. Everyone invited to help celebrate. Music by Rudy and his All Florida Americans. hi* part in the establishment of the new republic,.'Abraham Lincoln, who battled to keep it united, and Woodrow Wilson, its leader during the dark days of the World War. Then, with President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt at his side, the “Father of Hisi Country" points to the inspiration of the past as a challenge to the future. CampbeD Sets New World Record At Daytona Beach (Dr Associated Tress) DAYTONA BEACH, Feb. 22. —Sir Malcolm Campbell set anew world automobile speed record of 272.108 miles per hour and made an amazing average to two runs. On the firsf run the Briton travelled 273.556 and on! the second 270.676, for an average of two-way record of 272.108 miles per hour. The beach was hard packed and the weather fine. He exceeded by 21.860 miles an hour his old rec ord of 253.968 which was established here last year. He was clocked over a measured mile in 13.16 seconds on the first run, and 13.30 seconds on the second round for the elapsed time of 13.23. Mrs. Isabelle Cates Celebrates Birthday Mrs. Isabelle Cates, mother of Jonathan Cates, said to he the oldest white resident of Key West, is today cele brating her ninety-third birthday anniversary. There was a family reanion at the home today, with many friend* also calling to ex tend congratalations to the pioneer resident on the com pletion of her ninety-third milestone. Many Articles Taken From The Citizen Are Broadcast Over Radio The Key West Citizen continues to be one of the features of the tri-weekly broadcast sponsored by the Florida State Hotel Commis sion. Notice of this has boon re ceived at this office in the following letter from Milton Bacon, official broadcaster over the Florida network: Editor, Key West Citizen: This is to inform you that during the past thirty days I have broadcast fourteen excerpts from your publica tion in the tri-weekly broad cast of the Florida Air Dis patch over the All-Florida Network; Stations WDAE, Tampa; WDBO, Orlando; WJAX, Jacksonville; WQAM, Miami; and WRUF, Gaines ville. Your paper was given ver bal credit f >r the origin of these articles at the time of the broadcast. Thanking you for your courtesy and cooperation in telling the world about our great state, I beg to remain, Very truly yours, MILTON BACON. VISITORS ENJOY FISHING OUTING PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS MAKE LARGE CATCHES IN KEY WEST WATERS Mr. and Mra. John Mitchell and Mia* Etaia M. Drury, of Gwynedd Valley, Pa., in Key Wet for the fiahief here, hare enjoyed the greateat aport they have ever had in Florida, they aay. Daring the three daya they have been out on the launch Barbara, they have caught upward* of 1,000 pound* of choice grouper, hoth black and Naaaan, yeliewtaila, mut ton, f iah, barracuda and mack erel Some of the apocimena weighing between 45 and 50 peundi have been photograph ed and theae the party wilt carry hack with them to ahaw what can actually La done whale fiaking in the water* j around Key Waal. Roosevelt Completes list Of Selections For Cabinet Places COUNCIL MEETS WITH GROOMS ON BUS PROPOSITION MATTER OF DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE TO BE TAKEN UNDDER FURTHER ADVISE MENT The city council, in special ses sion last night, conferred with B. L. Grooms, manager of the Key West Electric Company, pertain ing to the matter of the company’s request for the city’s permission to discontinue the bus line service in Key West. No action was taken however, and after a lengthy dis cussion, the council informed Mr. Grooms that the city w r ould take the matter under advisement after which another meeting will be called at which time it is expected that the issue will be definitely settled. One of the contentions in the proposals submitted was that the company would not agree to can cel the entire street lighting in debtedness as requested by the city, but would, however, agree to this, providing that the company be allowed to deduct the amount of its current taxes out of the total indebtedness in question. Another counter proposal from the Electric Company was that it would agree to reduce the street lighting from $23 to sl9 a light per year, with the understanding j that the city enter into a five | year contract. The city had asked | that the rate be cut to $lB per light. A third, request made by the city previously was for a 10 per cent reduction in the general lighting system, this to be paid to the city as a virtual sales tax, with the same five percent deduction for prompt payment of bills to re main in effect. These are the provisions under which the city would agree to abandonment of the bus service, all of which were gone over thoroughly at the meeting last night. QUIET OBSERVANCE OF WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY IN CITY PRACTICALLY ALL GOVERN MENT PLACES CLOSED FOR ENTIRE DAY; MOST STORES SHUT UP AT I O'CLOCK l This February 22 is the two hundredth and first anniversary of the birth of George Washington, and the people of Key West are ‘observing the occasion in a quiet manner. All government activities were closed down for the day except the postoffice which closed, as on these anniversaries, at 10 o’clock in the morning. The First National Bank w§s closed all day. The public school* of Monroe county did not give any holiday to teacher* and pupils. The Convent of Mary Immaculate and St, Joseph’s College held no session* of study. While some- stores remained* open until late this afternoon, the) majority of Mores oa Duval street j flowed at 1 o’clock. In many sections of the city > flags were unfurled and a num- \ her of homes displayed bunting and flags from early morning until son down. Roof Paint Sf Sauth FfanjlsCairtracHag le For 53 Years Devoted to the Best Interests of Key West PRICE FIVE CENTi^ Slate Contains One Sur prise, Daniel C. Roper For Secretary Of Com merce (Hr Associated Press) (Copyrighted By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. —Word reached informed quarters in Washington to day that President-elect Roosevelt had completed the selection of his cabinet, and that the list contains one surprise, that of Daniel C. * Roper, South Carolina, for secretary of commerce. The complete cabinet slate as expected by democrats here to be announced shortly by Roosevelt follows: State, Cordell Hull, Ten nessee; treasury, William Woodin, Pennsylvania and New York; war, George H. Dern, Utah; justice, Thomas ;J. Walsh, .Montana! post ! office, James A. Farley, New (York; navy, ClaudaA. Swan ion,** Virginia Harold Ickes, Illinois; agri culture, Henry A. Wallace, Iowa; commerce, Daniel C. Roper, South Carolina > labor, Miss Frances Perkins, New York. Selection of Ickes, poli tical ally of Senator John son of California, was hailed as recognition of western insurgents who bolted Hoo ver and helped ele :t Roose velt. Roper of South Carolina, was former commissioner of internal revenue under Woodrow Wilson, and was an important supporter of William Gibbs McAdoo. Information is Homer Cummings of Connecticut, will be governor general of the Philippines. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1920. Selection of Hull and Woodin was formally an nounced. Walsh is under stood to have accepted some time ago,, and Swanson yes terday. Daughter Bom To Mr. And Mrs. Chat Carey Mr. and Mr*. Charles Carey of lflJamorada, announce the birth of a fine girl this morning at the home of Mr. and Mra. Tony Arthur •t 406 William street. Mother and daughter are re ported as doing nicely. STRAND THEATER Tbo Herns Town 1 bee ter Today Double Fouter* GOLDIE GETS ALONG she- —— SHE DONE HIM WRONG See Page S for Reader ee Tim Picture Matinee, 10-15.1 Night, 15-25.