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Published Dally Except Sunday By
THE (iTIZFA HIHLISHIMi CO.. INC.
1., p. ARTIHAN, President.
From The Citizen Building.
Corner Greene and Ann Streets
Only Dally Newspaper in Key West and Monroe
County.
Entered at Key West. Florida, as second class matter
FIFTY-FIFTH YEAR
Member of tbe Associated Press
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use
for republioation of all news dispatches credited to
It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also
the local news published here.
SUBSCRIPTION; RATES
One Year_ - SIO.OO
iix Months 6.00
Three Months 2.50
.Jne Month - - .85
Weekly _.t
ADVERTISING RATES
Made kflown on application.
SPECIAL NOTICE
All reading notices, cards of thanks, resolutions of
respect, obituary notices, etc., will be charged for at
the rate of 10 cents a line.
Notices for entertainments by churches from Which
a revenue is to be derived are 5 cents a line.
The Citizen is an open forum and in.vites discus
sion of public issues and subjects of local or general
interest but it will not publish anonymous communi
cations. • *
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NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES
FROST, LANDIS & KOHN t -
250 Park Ave... New York; 25 East Wscker Drive,
CHICAGO; General Motors Bldg., DETROIT;
Walton Bldg.. ATLANTA.
IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST
ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN
1. Water and Sewerage.
2. Bridges to complete Road to Main
land.
3. Free Port.
4. Hotels and Apartments
5. Bathing Pavilion.
6. Aquarium.
7. Airports—Land and Sea.
8. Consolidation of County and Citj
Governments.
Cheer up, everybody, the lie detector
doesn’t work.—The Toledo Blade.
Aviation stocks seem to have been do
ing some blind flying.—The Philadelphia
Bulletin.
A tax on liquor helps the schools teach
that there shouldn’t be any liquor to tax.—
The Indianapolis News.
Moscow is said to be firing epithets
at Japan. An epithet in Ru&siart must be a
fearful weapoP.—Tne Pasadena |Mst.
Anyway, these last few years have
shown up the atheists who said there
wasn’t any hell.—San Francisco Chronicle.
The President has such a persuasive
voice that you keep expecting him to men
tion some article that is for sale.—Helena
(Mont.) Record-Herald.
A mid westerner has set a record of
some kind by waltzing ten hours with a
bottle on his head. The bottle, too, was
empty.—Des Moines Tribune.
As tiVnes change so do men. In his
earlier career “publicity” seemed the one
thing th*it Charles A. Lindbergh was most
anxious to avoid.—Washington Star.
There is always something to worry
about. A German jydentist say* men 600y
-000,000 yqars from now will be ten feet
JUrist comments thAt it is always dif
ficult to convict a pretty woman for
bigamy. Why not try her for fraudulent
use of the males?—The Dallas Morning
News.
That Japanese in the South Dakota
hospital for the insane, who has gained
nine pounds in a few weeks but says the
food is not fit for swine—lie must be crazy!
—The Omaha World-Herald.
Former President Doumergue favors ;
a change iq the French Constitution. A !
change, no doubt, that will prevent future j
changes in the French cabinet. —Fred- 1
ericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star.
John D. Rockefeller’s grandson has
quit Yale to become a Standard Oil truck
driver, so probably in time the company
will have a president who will have risen
from the ranks.—The Columbus Citizen.
They say that Postmaster-General
Farley found a crooked postmaster the
other day and will fire all the letter car
riers in the United States and have the
mail carried by Boy Scouts.—New' York
Sun.
OBSERVANCE OF LENT
The Lenten season, which is observed
by the Roman and Greek Catholic
churches, as well as in some degree by the
Church of England, the Protestant Epis
copal church in America and others, began
on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and will
continue until Easter Sunday, April 1, a
period of forty days, not counting Sun
days.
In the early years of che Christian era
the fast of Lent was observed for varying
periods, by some only orie or two days and
by others for a longer time, according to
the writings of Irenaeus, Greek Bishop of
Lyons, in the second century.
Pope Leo I, in the fourth century,
recommended the fast of forty days as hav
ing apostolic authority. This period was
taken to cotnmemorate the forty days’ fast
of Moses, of Elijah, and especially that of
Christ.
Theoretically, at least, the faithfyl
abstain from food on fast days until eve
ning, worldly amusements and secular cele
brations are to be avoided and marriages
are held to be undesirable during Lent.
The duty of fasting is modified with
respect to laboring people, children, and
women under certain conditions, but in
creased diligence in works of charity is en
joined upon all, as well as extraordinary
attention to all religious observances,
throughout this period.
_________________
WASHINGTON’S BIRTHPLACE
Although considerable attention was
given to George Washington’s birthplace
during the celebration of the 200th anni
versary of his birth, in 1932, it is likely
that if asked to name it the average Amer
ican would say Mount Vernon.
Our first president was born, how
ever, at Wakefield, on Pope’s Creek, some
50 miles below Mount Vernon, and the
mansion in which he was born stood until
it was burned on Christmas Eve, in 1780.
Washington moved to Mottnt Vernon,
then called Hunting Creek, when he was
about three years old. The original man
sion at Mount Vernon burned in 1739, and
the present one was erected shortly there
after.
His birthplace, Wakefield, has long
been niarked by a granite shaft, ejected by
Congress, and a tract of 365 acres, of
which John D. Rockefeller, Jr., donated
254 acres, has been set apart by the gov
ernment as the George Washington Birth
place National Monument.
Anew brick replica of the original
mansion, one story with an attic, and with
two outside brick chimneys at either end,
was dedicated on Washington’s Birthday,
1932, with appropriate ceremonies.
MODERN ICARUS LOSES WINGS
(Newsdoih)
Once upon a time Daedalus and his son
Icarus attempted a flight to Sicily. Icarus
not heeding his father’s advice, flew too
near the sun. The wax of his wings melted
and he fell into the sea and drowned.
The myth was reenacted the other day
by ’ColortVd Charles A. Lindbergh, spoiled
, boy of the press and pampered pet 6f avia
tiou interests.
Inflated like a post-war German mark
’the Uolonel &as considered the na
tffthal tdtd'dPthe idle rich and poor alike.
He gained fame for making a non-stop
flight to Paris, for marryirtg the daughter
of a Morgan partner, and for such pristine
accomplishments as not smoking and not
drinking. His star shone gloriously. So
great has been his popularity—forced up
on an unwilling public by the newspapers
—that it would have been considered sac
rilegious to compare him with Steve Brodie
of the Bowery days. Yet their stunts were
similar and both were favored by the Gods
to live and tell what no discreet person
would attempt.
Today the little tin god of aviation is
a fallen idol. His acceptance of over a
quarter of a million dollars, leaguing him
with men who have used government sub
sidies to their own advantage, does not
speak well for the shy and reticent air
mail pilot who smashed the front pages
every time he drank a cup of cocoa. His
blunt, impertinent telegram to the presi
-5 dent singles him out as one who still labors
' under the delusion that his is the brightest
, star in the firmament.
But he flew too near the golden sun;
! it warmed him to intoxication. That quar
| ter of a million carried him to precarious
I flights of fancy and like Icarus of old, he
I flopped.
THE KEY WEST CITIZEN
Daily Cross-word Puzzle
Solution of Yesterday's Puzzle
ACROSS
1. Spider's home
4. Encourage
8. Swing from
side to side
12. Wrath
13. Town In
Alaska
14. Sheet of glass
15. Prehistoric
animal
17. Finishes
18. Settle money
upon ~
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vat#} or f .
steam v '
21. Came together
23. Goes In
26. Eccentric
rotating
piece
29. Floor cover
ing
31. Nest of a bird
of prey
32. Prayers
34. Obstruct
36. Nerve net
work
37. Fortification
39 Steal
41. Lair
42. One , who op
erates an
automobile
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architecture
52. -Mix circularly
54. Night music
56. Composer of
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KEY WEST IN
DAYS GONE BY
Happenings Here Just 10 Years
Ago Today As Taken From
The Files Of The Citixen
Dr. J. Y. Porter, president of
the chamber of commerce, has re
ceived a letter from the Miller
Bond and Mortgage Company, ad
vising the company will supply
from 60 to 65 percent of funds
necessary to the construction of a
hotel. The company expecs the
hotel to be modern, fireproof and
substantial. There are now four
films who express willingness to
finance in part one or more hotels
in key West.'
Lieutenant Commander George
li. Graham is organizing a naval
reserve unit in Key West to con
sist of 40 men and four officers.
The movement has the support of j
Captain Clark D. Stearns, com- j
mandant at the naval station, j
There are at this time 20 appli- ]
cants for membership.
Much interest is being shown in
the contest for queen to be staged
by the Cuban Club tomorrow night
in connection with the rainbow
dance to be given by the club.
There will two sides voting—
the Reds and JjftpyThe sole
which polls HiSO*nber of,
votes will havt^Bngm'fo'TTßroe*
the queen. if
Constable LeroA Torreß suffer
ed a broken leg wljfcn he fcQ down
the stairway at his , ip&ideii<‘e thfcy
morning. He became overbalanc
ed when he reached the top land
ing and fell to the bottom of the
flight. Besides the broken limb
he suffered other injuries.
Braxton B. Warren, who has an
unbounded faith in the growth and
progress of Key West and all of
Monroe county, today announces
his candidacy to succeed himself
as commissioner from the second
preonct. Mr. Warren is now
serving his sixteenth year as com
missioner.
Before the end of this year the
Cuban Club will have a modern
and complete gymnasium to cost
SB,OOO. The building will be erect
ed on the northerly side of the
club house. Dr. Francisco Cen
turion, famous Cuban architect,'
who drew plans for the San Car
los Opera House, will draw plans,
for the building.
Fire was discovered this morn
ing in the carpenter work shop on
Windsor Lane formerly occupied
by Maxwell Lord. Apparatus was
quickly on the scene and prevent
ed spread of the flames. Damage
is estimated at $25.
Mr*. John G. Sawyer. 529
Whitehead street, entertained at a
birthday party yesterday after
noon for little Gloria Ayala,
6. Australian I
birds . i
7. Widow’s right:
Scots LawA
8. Zinc
9. Strayed
10. Conjunction
11. Word of con
sent
16. In South
Africa, as
uncle
20. Collection of
facts 4**!
22. Washing f
vessel
24. Ceremony
25. Witnessed ft,
26. Thin piece sßj
pasteboard
27. Declare
28. Remedial
agent :
30. Pikelike fish
33. Smacked
35. Tier
38. Meshed fabrlo
40. Thorns
43. Vegetable ex
udation
45. Distant
47. Bristle • t
49. Back of the
neck
50. Notion .>.
51. Copper coin
52 Doleful
53. Endeavor
55. Corded fabrlo
58. Write
59. Stained
60. Shaft sleeps
61. Corrode
DOWN
1. Br,ad
2. Saint Pat
rick's land
3. Curve
4. Reply
5. Neckpiece
Today’s
Anniversaries
* feafc 4 A .•* u. {*• ;h t H * j
1772 —William H. Crawford,’ fa
mous Georgia lawyer, U. S. Sen
ator, cabinet member, diplomat,
Presidential candidate, borii.* in
Virginia. Died in Georgia, Sept.
15, 1834.
.A- \
1800—Stephen T. Logan, Illi
nois lawyer, law partner of Lincoln
in the 1840’s, born in Franklin
Cos., Ky. Died in Springfield, 111.,
July 17, 1880.
1814—Henry Kirke Brown,
among the country’s great sculp
tors, born at Leyden, Mass. l)ied
at Newburg, N. Y., July 10. 1886.
1836—Winslow Homer, famous
American painter of the sea and
of the Negro, born in Boston.
Died in Maine, ept. 20, 1010.
1848—Grant Allen, English
voluminous writer, born. Died
Oct. 28, 1809.
1852—George Moore, famed
Anglo-Irish writer, born. iHed
Jan. 21, 1033.
I Today In History
- I*oß—U. S. House of Represen
tatives* resolved to impeach Presi
dent Andrew Johnson. .. i
1018— Bolduivist Government
■ky f * RiAsia nice pled Germany's
peace terms.
1033 —Assembly of the League
of Nations decided against Japan
in trouble with China.
daughter of Gustavo Ayala, of
Tampa., who is a guest at the Saw
yer home.
When the morning train arriv
ed from the north today. 829 pas
sengers detrained at Key West.
The greater number were booked
for Havana and left on the Gov
ernor Cobb. About 100 remain
ed in Key West.
Another fire was discovered
early this morning in the coffee
shop, corner of Division arid CTrln
nefl streets, known ta the “Boy
Blue Cafe ” Considerable dam
age was effected by the flames.
Editorial comment: Sounds good
to visitors when the conductor of
the street ear calls for only a jit
ney fare. Great service and One
of the few street car lines which
have maintained a five cent fare.
BENJAMIN LQTEZ
FUNERAL HOME
Established 49 Years $
Key West's Oldest f
24-Hoar Aasbalaa** Marks
Lkeaaed Eaksktss j
Phoee 139 Night 99
TODAY’S WEATHER
Temperature*
Highest - 79
Lowest ....v 69
Mean - 74
Normal Mean 71
Rainfall*
Yesterday’s Precipitation .0 Ins.!
Normal Precipitation 05 Ins.!
, .a .•(' *"t ni t § h* i
Tibi* record #jrfre 24-hotir period I
ctitling Ml M o'clock thin morning. ■;
Tomorrow’s Almanac
1 Sun rises 6J3 a. in. j
Sun sets . :r 4:27 p. m. j
Moon rises 3145 p. iri. j
Mooii sets 4:56 a. m.;
Tomorrow’s Tides
A. M. P- M.
High 8:35 7:47 j
Low 2:03 1:03 j
liuronicLer at Ba. 111. today: j
Sea level, 30.14.
Lowest ( Highest
Lust Night Yesterday
Abilene •• 52 60
Atlanta 30 40
Boston 2 36
Buffalo -4 12
Chicago .2 14
Denver 22 46
Detroit -2 12
Dodge City 28 34
Duluth --18 0
Eastport 9 42 ]
Hatteras 32 50
Helena 6 24
i Huron 0 14
j Jacksonville 42 66
Kansas City ...... 16 30
KEY WEST 69 79 *
Louisville 14 32
Miami 68 80
Minneapolis --6 4
Nashville ... 26 36
New York 6 28
Pensacola 44 60
Pittsburgh 2 18
St. Louis 16 34
Salt Lake. City .. 36 52
Sit. Ste. Marie ..-18 0
Seattle 40 54
Washington ...... 14 32
Willistoh . -6 4
Wytheville 16 26
WEATHER FORECAST
Till 8 p. m„ Sunday
Kejr West and Vicinity: Partly
clou'Jy tonight ancl Sunday; mod
erate to fresh easterly winds.
Florida: Cloudy, probably rain
in extreme north portion tonight
and Sunday; slowly rising tem
perature in extreme north por
tion.
Jacksonville to Florida Straits:
Moderate to fresh easterly winds
and weather mostly overcast with
rain over extreme horth portion
tonight And Sunday.
feast Gulf: Fresh east and south
east winds.
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy Now Before Prices Advance
Irtsrde Frosted Lamp Bulbs, 1
IS to 00 Watt, 2 for . .
THIS OTTER CANNOT RE BEAT
JUST RECEIVED
lfeW shipment of Poultry Netting and Hardware Cloth, nUrthe tf
strong fftivanized wire, 2d gauge, copper bearing.
1” Moll * Per Roll Per Yard 2” Mesh Per Roll Per Yard
f2 ,r '~wide* " ' $ 2.85 6c 12” wide. . $ J. 3- .id
lfc” ” 4.00 9c 18” ” 1.85 5c
24” ” 5.25 12c 24” ” 2.35 6c
.30” ” 6.25 15c .30” ” 2.80 8c
36” ” 7.15 18c .36” ” 3.20 #c
48” ” 9.30 24c 48” ” 4.25 11c
i6O” ” 11.00 ,30c 60” ” 5.30 lit
72” ” 14.00 36c 72” ” 6.30 17c
GALVANIZED HARDWARE CLOTH— 36” WIDE
Per Roll Per Yard
2 and .3 Mesh $13.00 45c
4 ” 15.00 50c
8 ” 19.00 65c
ALSO GALVANISED HARDWARE CLOTH 3O” iVIDE, 4 MESH—
SI2.6O Per Roll, 42c Yard.
BASEBALLS: Official American TENNIS BALLS: Spalding’* beat,
League and National League sealed in air tight ceHophane
Balia, “Spalding”, each .... $1.75 wrapper to pre*erve life, each 45c
GOLF GLOVES: For men and ALSO: Fishing Rne and acceftftoriea:
womdri, right or left hand. Fish hook*, leader wire, (tinker*,
each 85c *wlvel* and ft*h pole*.
Sooth Florida Contracting & Engineering Cos.
Pbose 598 White And Eliza Streets
“Your liAme la WAfthv of the belt”
WEATHER CONDITIONS
Pressure continues low over
New England and snow has oc
curred during the last 24 hours
from the lower Lake region east
ward over most of the North At
lantic States, and a moderate dis
turbance over the Plateau region
has caused rain in that section
and throughout California, snow
in the Rocky Mountain States and
upper Missouri Valley, and rain
or snow in the central Plains
States. A large field of high pres
sure extends this morning from
the upper Mississippi and Missouri
Valleys southeastward over the
Middle and South Atlantic States,
and there has been a decided fall
in temperature from the Iqwer
Lake region and upper Ohio Val
ley eastward to the Atlantic coast,
and readings are near or below
zero front the Dakotas eastward
over New England. Temperatures
are above normal this morning in
southern Florida, and from the
Wsst Gulf and Central Plains
States westward.
G. S. KENNEDY,
Official in Charge.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1934.
Today’s Birthday"
•••••••••••••••••••••*•
John Dickinson, Assistant Sec
retary of Commerce, born at
Greensboro, Md., 40 years ago.
Dr. Leo Wolman of New York
j City, noted economist, born In
j Baltimore, 44 years ago.
Robert P. Skinner of Ohio, tJ.
S. Ambassador to Turkey, born in
Ohio, 68 years ago.
Dr. Herbert S. Dickey of NeW
York, noted explorer, born there,
58 years ago.
Bishop Ernest G. Riohardsoh of
Philadelphia of the M. E. church,
born 60 years ago.
John H. (“Honus”) Wagner of
Carnegie, Pa., famous shortstop of
the past, born there, 60 years ago.
Sir Samuel Hoare, Britain’s Sec
retary of State for India, born 54
! years ago.
For president. Puff’s running close
neck and neck
With the chief he dethroned. It’s
a grudge fight, by heck.
The day’s here at last, and the at
mosphere’s tense.
i It’s up to the voters. Let the bal
lots commence.

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