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Associated Press Day Wire
Service.
For 56 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
VOLUME LVII. No. 93.
Cleveland Looks Forward To
Fireworks As Republican Unit
Makes Plans For Convention
Spirited, Boisterous Gath
ering In General Expect
ed When Political Forces
Assemble
(By Asstx'iatra I’ress*)
CLEVELAND, April 17.—Pub
lic Hail, in recent years the set
ting for colorful pageants, noisy
circuses and the splendor of grand
opera, will echo beginning June
23 with what may be the most in
teresting Republican political
show in many years.
The Republican party, in choos
ing Cleveland for the nomination
of the 1936 presidential candidate,
selected a city and state where
political contests are bitterly
fought and widely appreciated.
The hall itself has political
background. Calvin Coolidge was J
nominated there in 1924 amid
cries of “Keep cool with Cool
idge.” The economy platform
which Coolidge took into the
White House was approved there.
Expectations of national G. O.j
P. leaders who hope the conven- 1
lion will generate power for
sweeping concerted drive against
the “new deal,” are matched by!
those of Ohio Republican leaders, i
They expect the convention to
provide the stimulus for a suc
cessful attack on the Democratic
regime in Ohio government.
Expect “Fighting” IVfeeting
A spirited, boisterous gathering
generally is expected. Lafayette
B. Gleason, temporary secretary
of the Republican national con
vention. expects the convention
will be a “fighting one for the
first time since 1912.”
The 1924 convention was a
moderately quiet affair. Coolidge
was nominated on the first bal
lot, 1065 to 44.
Republicans who attended that
convention will find changes when
they come to Cleveland this year.
Arriving by train they will find a
new Union Station. There are
more hotel accommodations. If
they arrive by plane, they will see
a larger airport.
The hall itself has been en
larged so that it will now seat
14,200 persons. The lack of
smaller halls where delegates
might hold private conferences has
been corrected. There are now 15
such rooms.
The main arena. 120 feet wide
and 248 feet long, affords an un
obstructed view from any part of
the hall. A glass ceiling, 110 feet
high, conceals the lighting sys
tem.
Ohio's Political History
In 1928, one of the crucial bat
tles in the pre-convention cam
paign was fought in Ohio with
Col. Carmi A. Thompson of Cleve
land aligned with the then secre
tary of commerce, Herbert Hoo
ver. against a “favorite son.”
Senator Frank B. Willis. In the
background, directing the pri
mary and pre-convention cam
paign was another Ohioan, Walter
F. Brown of Toledo, who became
postmaster general.
Former Senator Simeon D.
Fess, another Ohioan and former
national Republican chairman, co
operated with Thompson and
Brown in obtaining the 1924 con
vention for Cleveland.
Five major party conventions
have been held in Ohio. The
Democratic convention of 1856
was held in Cincinnati as were the
Republican convention of 1876
and the Democratic convention of
1880. The Liberal Republican
convention of 1872 was held in
Columbus. The last was the
1924 convention here.
GETTING TIRED OF THE OLD BRAND OF BEER? LET US SUGGEST A NEW BRAND THAT HAS TASTE AND QUAUTY-TRY WAGNER’S—YOU’LL IJrr fT
Sthe Key HSest Citizen
BEAUTIFICATION
OF STATE ROADS
BEING PLANNED
STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT
NOW' MAKING HIGHWAYS
IN MANY PARTS MORE
PLEASING INI APPEARANCE
(Sprclnl to The ('ltlxeu)
TALLAHASSEE, April 17-
Coincident with the state’s effort
to make motoring safer in Flor
ida, the state road department
also is charged with the lespon
! sibility of making the highways
j more pleasing in appearance,
j Chairman C. B. Treadway said
! today.
“The travelling public is be
ginning to appreciate this, and to
; show its appreciation,” he said,
j “Tourists in many states write to
! the office of the department here
after they have returned home
from a tour of the state to tell
of the impressions the roadside
beautification made.”
The work includes the planting
of native shrubbery and trees, re
shaping the shoulders by making
them wider and flattening the
slopes, filling in deep ditches, cut
ting down abrupt banks, and
placing rip-rap to prevent ero
sion.
These improvements prevent
washing during heavy rains and
high water, and reduce mainten
ance costs. The motorist is giv
en a safer and more attractive
road over which to travel, Chair
man Treadway said, and the
state is receiving more advertis
j ing and more favorable publicity
I outside the state because of the
I work. Eighty-five miles of road
i way in Florida have been thus
: improved during the last year.
The U. S. bu"eau of public
j reads, realizing the importance of
j this work, has required each state
i to spend a certain portion of the
j funds granted for highway pur
! poses to executing some' of this
class of highway improvement
j work.
FERRY LET DOWN
EOM WAYS TODAY
VESSEL LEFT EN ROUTE TO
MATECUMBE TO RE
SUME RUN
Ferry Florida Keys was lowered
into the water early this morning
from the ways and is now en
route to Matecumbe to be in
readiness to take up the run south
tomorrow at 10 o’clock.
The Ferry Key West sailed this
morning at 7 o’clock for Mate
curnhe, will complete the round
trip today and tomorrow morning
8 o’clock, begin the regular sched
ule which was disreputed when
it was determined expedient to
put the Florida Keys on the ways
for repairs.
NEWADWTION
TO WPA FORCE
GLENN C. WOOD IS DIRECTOR
OF DIVISION OF FINANCE
AND STATISTICS
Glenn C. Wood, of Jackson
ville, is the new WPA director of
the division of finance and sta
tistics, at administration head
quarters in Key West.
Mr. Wood arrived this week in
company with B. C. Meaders, who
has been handling the division in
Key West, but wdth the arrival of
Mr. Wood, Mr. Meaders returns
to his duties as auditor.
Many taxpayers
SEE ADJUSTMENT
U OF ASSESSMENTS
PRACTICALLY FEW HAVE
TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF OP
PORTUNITY TO SETTLE, AL
THOUGH MANY APPLY
I
Many taxpayers have asked
that the tax adjustment board
consider their eases and many ad
justments have been ordered. Few,
however, have taken advantage of
the opportunity to pay up with a
substantial decrease in taxation,
according to the records of Coun
ty Clerk Ross C. Sawyer.
Explaining the tedious and ex
haustive processes by which the
final adjustment figures are ar
rived at, Mr. Sawyer pointed out
that 100 cases have been before
the tax adjustment board and to
work out the figures, according
to the law governing the pro
cedure, necessitated his working
several weeks up to
daily.
At the conclusion of the work
and with 100 of the voluminous
reports approved and signed by
the members of the board of
county commissioners, only 19 of
the 100 applicants have paid
their taxes.
On these 100 applications and
adjustments the figure represent
ing taxes due totalled $56,005.52.
After adjustments had been au
thorized and the reductions made,
the total showed $38,022.99 due
the county. With that part of the
total, allowed by payment in
bonds, Clerk Sawyer points out
that the total reduction is almost
50 percent of the original taxes.
Yet, his records show, the 19
property owners who have paid
have reduced the total by only
$3,611.29, leaving a balance of
$34,411.70 yet to be paid.
The 81 property owners who
have not paid up to now, have
six months in which to pay their
obligations Mr. Sawyer fold The
Citizen, but if paid now the
amount shown on the tax adjust
ment sheets will he all that is
necessary. Waiting on the part
of the pi’operty owner only means
they will be penalized, it is
shown.
ATTORNEY ALBURY
LEAVES ON TRIP
TO ATTEND HEARING ON
I RAILROAD ISSUE IN JACK
SONVILLE TOMORROW
)
| William V. Albury, advisory
council of the board of county
| commissioners, left over the
highway this morning for Jack
sonville.
i It is the intention of Mr. Al
! bury to be in Jacksonville tomor
! row to attend the recessed hear
ing in United States court on the
matter of the Florida East Coast
Railway, which is set for tomor
row.
Leaving Jacksonville at the con
clusion of his mission, Mr. Albury
will go to Tallahassee to take up
matters relative to the gasoline
tax fund of this county, and make
an effort to have certain adjust
j ments made which, it is said, will
! be beneficial to the countv.
|
Pensioner Turns Down
Willow’s Merge Offer
Illy %<inrlatnl
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. April
17.—Matrimony holds no interest
for Jesse R. Farmer, 76, widower,
who received the first state old
age pension check.
A letter from a widow’ suggest
jed that “we put our pension
checks together and we ought to
■ get along fine.” A’ stamped en
j velope was included.
“Why should I?” Farmer an
swered. “I don’t need a woman
around at this stage of life. No
sir, I’m content to let well enough
alone.”
He receives $lO a month.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1936.
New Mail Service Over Star
Route Was Inaugurated Today
Arrangements Call For
Daily Arrivals And De
partures Over Highway
System
With the newly authorized mail
service starting today, Post
master Sam Harris announced this
morning that outgoing mails over
the Star route will closp 11:30
o’clock daily. Incoming mail is
due at 2 o’clock.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, when
there is an outgoing mail by the
way of Tampa, the mails will, as
heretofore, also close 4:30 o clock
in the afternoon.
The P. and O. Steamer Cuba
arrives Mondays and Thursdays
from St. Petersburg and Tampa,
and on these days the mail for
Havana and other points in Cuba,
will close 8 a. m.
Mr. Harris says that ail ar
rangements have been completed
and indications are that the new
service is going ahead as arranged
and under normal conditions the
schedules will be carried out.
BANDITS CAUGHT
CHICAGO.—“So this is a stick
up,” yelled Harry Willet, ticket
salesman in a railroad station in
this city, as three bandits walked
into his booth. As, he expected,
his words were heard and the
bandits caught.
“TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY”
One candidate for Governor
advocates the enlargement and
improvement of the State Hos
pital at Chattahoochee and that’s
one plank I can heartily endorse
for this gubernatorial race is get
ting screwy-er and screwy-er, and
after we’ve listened to all the
different arguments of all the
different candidates for another
month or so if there’s a sane
mortal left in the state it will
surprise me.
Ordinarily six weeks before
election we ought to have some
pretty definite idea of who’s who
—but this time the more you try
to find out the less you know.
Recent polls and straw votes
seem to indicate that Hodges is
still in the lead but in certain
sections it appears other candi
dates have taken the lead from
the old veteran. During the
past thirty days the progress made
by Paty of West Palm Beach is
phenomenal while Chappell. Pette
way, Cone and Tomasello all
show improvement.
It is generally conceded that
Grady Burton has the backing of
the present administration but
his talks would indicate that he’s
runnhi’ against the Tax Revision
League harder than he’s runnin’
for the governship. He is a
forceful orator and will succeed
in messin’ up a lot of votes for
other candidates even if he fails
to secure enough for himself.
Then there are those who be
lieve that Burton is bein’ used
as a smoke screen to draw atten
tion from the activity of the ad
ministration in behalf of .another
candidate possibly Petteway—
but your guess is as good as mine.
In the meantime it is difficult
to find an ordinary disinterested
“layman” voter who has come
anywhere near making up his
mind as to whom he intends to
vote for, but a healthy sign is that j
a larger percentage than ever be
fore seem to have made up their |
mind that they are going to vote '
MIAMI DOCTORS
ON VISIT HERE
PLAN FISHING EXCURSION IN
LOCAL WATERS DUR
ING THEIR STAY
Dr. Bascom Palmer, eminent
eye, ear, nose and throat special
ist from Miami, and Dr. E. S.
Hirsch, well known Florida optom
etrist, also of Miami, were arriv
als yesterday for a few days vaca
tion.
Dr. Hirsch is a frequent visitor
here and knowing that fish were
biting and that I)r. Palmer is al
ways happy with a fishing rod in
his hands and the fish readily
taking the bait, induced him to
come.
They have perfected prepara
tions for their fishing excursion
and propose to return to Miami
telling of their great success as
anglers. While in Key West they
pie guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. A.
Valdes.
C. SYMONETTE
RESIGNS POST
HANDS IN RESIGNATION AS
DEPUTY SHERIFF OF
MONROE COUNTY
C. C. Symonette today tender
ed Sheriff K. O. Thompson his
resignation as deputy sheriff, to
take effect at once.
He gave as his reason for re
signing that he was a candidate
for another county office and
did not deem it proper to seek
one office while holding another.
By RUSSILL KAY
. for SOMEBODY and they are
j registering and paying their poll
; tax.
Candidates for all offices are
I plentiful and all are confident
j they will win regardless of the
: number in the race. Next to the
J gubernatorial melee there seems
to be more interest in the quar
i rel over who's gonna be Cornp
i troller, Commissioner of Agricul
i ture and State Treasurer, with a
r general belief that the incumbents
■ will all be re-elected in spite of
' spirited opposition.
So far no one has announced
as a candidate against Secretary
jof State Bob Gray and at this
late date, considerin’ Bob’s rec
ord, it would be foolish to do so.
Boh is in an enviable position
compared to the rest of the eab
t inet officers.
| Opponents of Knott are saying
that the old gentleman ought to
take advantage of his retirement
privilege and “get out of the
way” but when the* voters stop to
realize that by doing so Knott
would draw' $2,500 a year and on
top of that the new man woulo’
get $5,000, it looks like good
sense to retain the present Treas
urer rather than laise the ante
SIO,OOO for the next term and
be swapping “experience” for an
“experiment.”
Ed Bentley of Lakeland is the
only contender against Cary
, Landis for Attorney Genreal Ed
finally making up his mind after
debating whether to oppose Pe
j terson for Congress, run against
j Spessard Holland for the State
I Senate or try for the Attorney
Generalship. Ed probably would j
have done better to oppose Hoi-1
land, but at the same time he
has wide state connections and!
Landis would breathe easier if
he had other opposition.
But all this is just what I hear
! ’round about and read in the pa
| pers and you probably know *s
| much, if not more, about it than
I I do. j
Judge Halsted L Ritter Convicted
By Senate On impeachment Charges
KEY WEST FIRE
DEPT. TO MEET
THIS EVENING
MATTERS PERTAINING TO
ENTERTAINMENT OF PRO
POSED VISITORS TO BE
TAKEN UP AT SESSION
Volunteer members of the Key
West Fire Department are to
meet with Chief Baker in the city
hall 8 o’clock tonight at which
time the chief will have some
matters of importance to discuss.
Therefore, he says he hope*
every member who possibly can,
will attend.
“Let us all maintain that rep
utation for courtesy and hospital
'ty for which Key West is widely
noted,” Chief Baker said today,
and hopes that all Key Westers
who come in contact with the vis
iting firemen mxt week, will
make especial efforts to be cour
teous and extend the glad hand of
welcome.
While conditions are not as
good as in former times when
conventions were held here, the
chief feels that with the assist
ance of the citizenry the visiting
firemen will declare their stay in
Key West as entertaining as any
they have enjoyed.
There will be a goodly number
arrive Sunday, it is expected,
and more on Monday, the first
day of the convention, which is
to contniue through Tuesday and
Wednesday, with a motorcade
planned for Wednesday afternoon
2 o’clock.
Sessions of the convention are
tc be held daily at 10 in the
morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Chief Baker announced. The meet
ings will be held in the Hotel
Colonial.
DEMOCRATIC UNIT
CONDUCTS SESSION
TREVOR SELECTED CHAIR
MAN TO REPLACE AL
BURY RESIGNED
Monroe County Democratic
Executive Committee announced
last night the committee did not
intend to endorse any candidate,
either county or state, at the
coming June primary.
The meeting was called to or
der in the office of Sheriff K. O.
Thompson in the county court
house, and one of the commit
tee’s first official acts was to
select Benjamin D. Trevor as
chairman, to fill the vacancy
mad* by the resignation of John
J. Albury. who is ill.
Mr. Trevor has been a member
of the committee for the past 14
vears and, incidently. is today
celebrating his sixty-ninth birth
day anniversary.
FLORIDA MASONS
ARRANGE MEETING
ORGANIZATIONS OUTLINE
PLANS FOR CONVENTION
IN MARIANNA *
I
(Bt AwaCiilrM l’rr**l
MARIANNA. Fla.. April 17.
Masons of Florida will hold their
annual convention in Marianna
May 4-7.
The Grand Council of Royal
and Selected Masons will meet
May 4. The Grand chapter cf
Royal Arch Masons will meet
May 3. On May 6, there will be
a street parade of all Masons at
tending, and on May 7 the Grand
Ccmmandry of the Knights Temp
lar wlil meet.
M. R. Burton of Marianna
chairman of the arrangements
committee.
VOTE OX SEVENTH CHAW.E l POX WHICH
HE WAS CONVICTED WAS 36 TO 3*. £-
Ol IRED TWO THIRDS AS SPECIFIED t>
THE ( ONSTm TION
WASHINGTON. Apr* 17—Federal Jwdge H \+*4
L. Ritter of SaotWi ■ Dwtixt mi Florida waa caanactod bf
brought bis tosrt “wt* mrnd wdiam it h*f
jurist from the back
two-thirds cf these vstisf. which is riper and by the Ca
stitution.
hjs former law jartarr. A. L. - *
io; the semaired t thHv
The irvefsth, mrnd W. charge mckmdmd aM Ar sia.
charge, 44 to 39; towrth charge, 34 to 46: fifth c h* r l* ®
to 48; sixth charge. 45 to 38.
challenged the final wato. ch aag fcer caaid ■"* hr
imccent of charges aeparateh.
Draac
and Senator A —tin sat daaa
STEAMER OZARK
ARRIVES RERE
STEAMSHIP ALAMO DUE TO
j ARRIVE SUNDAY FROM
NEW YORK
Steamship Orark. of the Oyae
Mallory Lines, arrived tins after
' noon from Jacksonville and Mi
ami and after di ihargaag cargo,
sailed for New Orleans.
Steamship Alamo, mi the mwe
• lines, is due to am-re from Near
! go and leave for Tampa
Fruit transporting Straw-ip
Ceiba. of the Standard Fiat and
Steamship company, is Am to ar
rive from Philadelphia Sunday,
will take bunkers at the hear
Dock company and and far Ftoo
ten* Mexico.
CIRCUIT COURT
j MEETS MONDAY
THREE CASIS APPEAR OR
DOCKET FOR HEARING
DURING SESSION
Spring term of coart of the
Twentieth Judicial Chernt a
with Judge Jefferson B Browne
presid-ng. There are throe cams
on the docket for hearing
The case of Hefao Renew phn
tiff versus the Atlantic Fire In
surance company nf Savannah
Georgia.
That of the &’hng> Chap*
company man the Ydhaaa
Curry’s Sow company
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claim far fljMB.
Ker West. Florida, has thg
mad eqaabir cLjnale m the
coantrr; with as ai i rsce
range of ady 14 Ffc-
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