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Associated Presa Day Wire
Service
For 58 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
VOLUME LIX. No. 298.
Start-$1,680 Year Drive For
Scoot Movement In City
Want Hired Boy Scout Ex
ecutive; Junior Patrol
And Boy Scout Move
ments Help Youth
In a report of boys' work be
fore the Rotary Club, Chairman
Edward McCarthy suggested the
appointment of a scout executive
in this city on a salary basis and
annodttdf# that a drive for SU
MO, oufof which the executive's
lalar/yfoilld be paid, would soon
be initiated to set Key West
scouting on a firm basis.
“The benefits of scouting,
alongside with good home train
ing, to make good citizens of
young boys demand at least this
amount in Key West”, McCarthy
said. 'The amount means that:
only $1 per year supplied by i
every resident of Key West would j
insure these benefits", McCarthy |
said.
“A good example to follow is
the best work of scouting. You
know how imitative a young boy
is. If he has a good example, he
will follow it. If he hasn’t, he is
bound to follow the bad. And
considering that the youth of the
city today are the leaders tomor
row the amount is the best in
vestment Key West could make”.
McCarthy suggested also that
committeemen take more active
interest in scouting.
Regarding other boys'
Work in the diy, McCarthy
pointed out that there should
example movies shown on
days when school children
usually attend matinees. He
also called attention the need
of a community center and
said that some plans were go
ing forward slowly for the
erection of one on Stock Is
land bill that preliminary
work was extremely involved
and could advance, but slow
ly-
Junior Patrol and Boy Scout
work arc the two principal youth
activities in Key West at present,
McCarthy continued. In the pa
trol, belts and badges have al
ready been given the boys.
Monthly theatre tickets as prizes
have been arranged. Every Sat
urday morning a drill at the
Armory, which has been drawing
a good attendance, has been held.
New officer assigned to training
the boys is Basil Tyncs, taking
the place of Myrtland Cates, who
was transferred to a beat in an
other second of the city. Shortly'
new uniforms for the patrol
leaders will be given.
In Boy Scouting there are at
present fihree troops, sponsored
by the Rotary Club, Elks and
American Legion Post. The Lions
Club is sponsomig a Sea Scout
ship, which will soon function in
high gear. There are possibilities
of there being 8-10 troops in the
city this winter, McCarthy said,
which will include a negro troop.
Scouts are charged five cents a
week dues from which are taken
out badges, flowers to be sent
sick parents or sick scouts. A
summer camp is held annually.
This year it was at Bartow.
Visiting Rotarian: Odes T.
Pogue. St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ahern Funeral Home
JOSEPH L. PLUMMER,
Vic* PawkUni
AMBULANCE SERVICE
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•IT CHRISTMAS SEALS
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®he ICru West Citizen
GUARD AIR RAIDS
Sr i
Sr IB:
Mr i—fft-imm
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REORGANIZER of the Air
Raids precaution is Sir John
Anderson, new Lord Privy
Seal of Britain's cabinet.
England is still agitated over
the defenseless position of
the British population dur
ing the last war scare.
WM. V. LITTLE
LEAVES ON TRIP,
GOES TO TALLAHASSEE IN
INTEREST OF EMPLOY
MENT SERVICE
i
William V. Little, in charge of
the National Reemployment
Service in Key West, left this
afternoon on the bus of the Flo
■ rida Motor Lines for Miami and
will there take tram for Talla-,
; hassee.
| Mr. lXrte last night, re-'
I ceived a telegram from Tallahas
see calling him to a meeting to
be held in that city tomorrow,
jin connection with the reestab
i lishment of the Florida State Em
-1 ployment Service, which it is un
! derstood will again go into ef
fect.
LIGHT TENDER
ARRIVES HERE
Tender Ivy arrived in port 11
o’clock this morning after a stay
of 10 days on the west coast dur
ing which activities in cleaning
and repair work on aids were
carried on at the department dock
at Egmont Key.
Members of the party doing the
work were T. P. Atwell, in
i charge; W. Johnson and W. Bra
dy, blacksmiths; Jeff H. Knight,
Jr., Antonio V. Betancourt, Jo
seph C. McMahon, George W.
Solomon, Joseph A. Domencch,
George J. del Pino, Mervin D.
Albury, John G. Cormack and
Edward T. Woodson.
. The Tender Ivy, it is anticipat
ed, will be joined by the Ten
ders Poinciana and Poppy within
the next few days, and a series of
activities in the harbor will be
started.
ANNOUNCEMENT
OF HOLIDAYS
In a communication to the su
! pervisors in Key West, Mrs. Ruth
B. Owens, area supervisor of the
Division of Woman’s Work and
Professional projects, in the
Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh areas,
announces the holidays to be ob
|served.
As Christmas Oav falls this
year on a Sunday, the holiday
will be observed on Monday.
December 25. New Year’s Day
likewise falling an a Sunday,
observance of the day will be
I celebrated on Monday, January 2
The following projects are ef
fected by the order: Sewing
Room. Handicraft Shop, Book Re
pairs. Library. Horticultural Ac
tivity. Clerical Projects, Recrea
tion Department. School Lunch
Rooms and the Music Project
Pre-Christmas Dance
Tomorrow Nit*
Two Surprise Packages For Alt
Pena’s Garden of Roses
G uid Curry's Seven-Piece
Dance Band
THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A.
GREAT FISHING
! REPORTED FIRST
OF THIS WEEK
_____
38 LB. KINGFISH. 60 LB. AM
BERJACK, 45 LB. GROUPER
| ‘
PRIZES; YACHT AWAITS
OWNER'S ARRIVAL
i
Great fishing is reported by
| the yacht Festoon during the
| week until the high winds of
yesterday and today came down
| when they were forced to dis
' continue fishing for a few days.
Aboard the Festoon is Sidney
! C. Erlanger of Elbron, N. J., and
| Julian Robertson of Salsbury, N.
'C. Monday the group brought in
four mackerel, four barracuda,
one yellow jack and a huge 38
pound kingfish. A 60 pound am
berjack was also netted.
Tuesday and Wednesday the
Festoon was taken to Boca
Grande and Marquesas searching
for the giant ox rays which in
habit the waters surrounding
those island. Many of them
were sighted but with the great
draft of the Festoon pursuit was
impossible in the shallow waters.
Pursuit in a dinghey would have
been dangerous. Several large
shark were struck at with har
poons but none of the casts were
i successful.
i Thursday three nice grouper
were brought in. The largest
was a 45 pound monster, another
jwas 35 pounds and the “baby”
was 25 pounds. Mackerel were
; reported by the group in great
schools off Sand Key Light and
the “boat could have been filed,”
they said. A muttonfish was do
nated the Key West Aquarium.
The “Josephine II,” a 45 foot
schooner owned by Wm. H. Piatt
of Naraton, Conn., an annual
visitor to Key West, is here
I awaiting the arrival of the own
; er for a trip to the islands of the
West Indies. Aboard here is
Captain Frank Watson and mate
W. Hartt. Mr. Pratt is expected
in in a few days.
i NEWSFLASHES !
tnr Auodalrd Press!
!
FOREIGN
BERLIN.— A stern note from
the United States regarding re
| prisals made by Germany against
1 busniess owned by Americans is
Son Adolf Hitler’s desk. Others
have been sent to Italy and Ja
j pan.
UKRANIA. —A conference here
with German officials is reported
today.
HENDAYE.— The Rebel attack
] is delayed today by snow, mist
and rain, with rich Catalonia a
field of mud and the Ebro river
having risen 15 feet. Loyalists
state that the Rebels have not
j launched their drive.

LONDON. —England denied re
ports that Chamberlain was ready
to give French Somaliland to
Italy.
BARCELONIA.— Two hundred
rebels are condemned to die in
the greatest mass exposure of the
Spanish Civil War. One thousand
were arrested in the Loyalist
drive.
NATIONAL
WASHINGTON.— It was stated
here today in regard to the warn
ing notes sent Japan, Germany
and Italy, nations that have been
discriminating against Ameri
can merchants, that public feel
ing in the United States may lead
to reprisals if the discrimination
is not stopped.
WASHINGTON.— In the TVA
congressional committee investi
| gallon today two important wit
j nesses have been called to testi
fy, one of whom will report on
the bookkeeping phase which
public utilities have complained
are not in aceord with account
ing regulations.
NOTICE
Key West Tempi*. No. 20. Py
thian Sisters will meet Monday
at 7 p m At the close of the
meeting a program will be ren
dered and gifts exchanged All
Knights and Sisters are invited.
SALLIE RUSSELL.
Press Cor.
i
KEY WEST, FLORIDA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1938
Head Of McKesson & Robbins,
Drag Corporation, Kills Self
(By AuMiriated Prefta)
NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—Philip Musica, amazing schemer and
ex-convict who changed his name to F. Donald Coster, and became
president of McKesson & Robbins, Inc., killed himself with a pis
tol shot in his Fairfield home today only a few hours after his real
identity was disclosed.
The suicide followed sensational revelations that he and at least i
one other brother, under the name of Arthur Vernard, had hidden
their past police records sufficiently well to become the prime mov- i
ing forces in the corporation which lasi year listed assets of $87,-
000,000 and business of $140,000,000.
Actual identity of the third man. George E. Dietrich, assistant
treasurer of the firm, was still in slight doubt but Federal authori
ties held it likely he too was a brother of Coster-Musica. Dietrich, j
Coster-Musica and Vernard-Musica were charged with violation of
the Securities Act of 1914 because they were alleged to have filed
false information on the firm with the New York Stock Exchange.
Coster-Musica shot himself a short time after his rearrest, and
the arrest of Dietrich and Vernard.- were ordered by the Federal
authorities.
The fourth man, Robert Dietrich, another employe of the firm,
is being brought here for questioning. He is reported to have told
New Haven authorities he was the fourth Musica brother, and that
George Dietrich was Musica's brother also.
JEWISH FESTIVAL i
BEGINS ON SUNDAY
SERVICES TO BE CONDUCTED
AT LOCAL SYNA
GOGUE
;
!
Chanukkoh, the happy eight- i
| day festival which Jews here and
i throughout the world will begin
! to celebrate by lighting the first
candle on the eve of December
| 18, and an additional candle for
each successive night, is often
known as “The Feast of Lights’’.
Games and gifts and special
foods will add to the gaiety of
this winter festival.
Services in connection with
this event will be held at the
; local synagogue by Rabbi Ben
Miller.
In the Jewish calendar the •
| holiday always falls on the 25th
; day of the ninth month (Kislev)
to commemorate the dedication
| of the restored Temple in Jeru
salem. Victory of Jewish forces
i against the armies of the Syrian
| Antiochus Epiphanes had made
the service possible.
The antics of Epiphanes, which
.stirred resistance, have a familiar
aspect in this age of modern dic
i tators. Syria happened to be a
; country with Hellenistic culture.
Having faith in the power of
armed superiority, the king de- j
i cidcd to enforce a totalitarian
j pattern upon all his subjects. A
! royal order decreed that all peo
i pie in the realm must become
j Greek and worship Greek gods.
1 Unwilling to surrender a re
| ligion ar.d culture of their own,
the Jews resisted. They knew
' that individual liberty and demo
cratic rights, which they prized,
, could not survive the new decree.
To save what was most precious
to them, they gathered about the
standard of the Maccabce-. Vic
tory in the struggle meant so
much that the date of the rededi
j cation of the Temple was pro
j claimed as an annual holiday for
the Jews.
This year Chanukkoh (literally,
“dedication”) will have a special,
timely message for all Jews. To
those who suffer, vicariously as
well as actually, from religious
i intolerance, the lights will again
forecast that struggle for free
dom against great obstacles can
result in victory.
FAMOUS MAGICIAN
HERE OVERNIGHT
H. A. SMITH, TOP RANKER.
HAS WRITTEN BOOKS
ON MAGIC
H. Adrian Smith, one of the
country’s top ranking magicians,
was in Key West at the La Con
cha Hotel last night as the guest
of Jack Wyatt. Miami electric
company salesman
Mr Smith is from Providence.
R. 1.. and is at present on hts va
cation. He has written several
books or, magic and on memory
work. He has performed through
out all the larger circuits. i
ISSUES ORDER IN
HODGDON’S CASE
COUNTY JUDGE INFORMS PE
TITIONERS OF STATUS
OF PROCEEDINGS
.
An order issued out of the
court of Judge Raymond R. Lord,
and forwarded to the attorneys
in the case of the contested will
of the late Charlotte Hodgdon, is
awaiting the answer of the con
testants.
In the order issued by the
county court, Judge Lord says:
This cause having been returned
to the county judge under order
of Ihe Circuit Court of Appeals,
requires the county court to take
further testimony, and this the
said petitioners have had ample
time to produce, if any.
! “It is hereby ordered by the
court that the petitioners and
are hereby allowed up to and in
cluding the Twentieth Day of
December, 1938, for the further
taking of testimony in their own
behalf, unless said time be ex
tented for good cause shown by
said petitioners.”
Says You Also Marry
Your Make’s Family
r 1 "*
illjr AaaorlalM
AMES, la., Dec. 16.—Marrving
the boy or girl means marrying
his or her family, too, says So
, ciologist C. Arnold Anderson of
lowa State University.
I “Marrying is to a large decree
a union of families and groups as
well as of individuals,” Anderson
said after completing a study of
j human mating habits.
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TEMPERATURES
Lowest Highest
Station— last night fast 24 hours
Abilene 48 62
Atlanta . 32 54
Boston 18 30
Buffalo ....... 22 28
Charleston 42 54
Chicago .... 28 34
Denver 28 60
Detroit ... 20 26
Galveston ..52 56
Havana
| Huron 28 40
Jacksonville . 44 60
| Kansas City 40 52
KEY WEST 64 73
| Little Rock _ 36 50
j Los Angeles 54 68
| Louisville 26 38
Miami 58 72
! Mpls -St. P_ 32 36
New Orleans 42 56
New York 22 34
i Pensacola 44 60
i Pittsburgh 16 26
>St Louis 32 40
. Sait Lake City 30 36
‘ San Francisco 50 64
Seattle . 38 46
Tampa —, 48 70
Washington 24 36
1 Williston 16 36
• Whitman’s and Holiingworth’s
l Christmas Candies !
Also !
Z GOOD ASSORTMENT OF
• ATTRACTIVE GIFTS J
:key west drug co.:
E. BAYLY ELECTED
CHARTER BOATMEN
GROUP JPRESIDENT
PROTECTIVE CITY ORDIN
ANCE PASSED; 35 ENROLL
ED AS CHARTER CLOSES;
PLAN ADVERTISING
Key West Charter Boatmen’s
Association elected Ted Bayly
president last night and closed its
charter list at a meeting at
F. E. C. dock.
Bob Daniels, former president,
was elected vice president and
Veral Roberts was elected secre
tary-treasurer. Next meeting
has been called for February 1. j
The Association voted to join the
Chamber of Commerce and to
initiate publicity features for Key
; West fishing. Cards are to be
printed with the names of all
boats and captains of the Asso
ciation listed and are to be dis
tributed in all the hotels and
business places of the city. News
paper advertising will also be
a part of the program.
There are approximately 35
captains who are members of the
Association with each captain
representing a boat. There will
be about 40 members including
mates.
A delegation from the meeting
was sent to the City Council to
be present at the final reading
and passing of the ordinance re
quiring a year’s residence in the
city to operate as a fishing guide.
CLOTHING FOR
RELIEF CLIENTS
DISTRIBUTION Or' ARTICLES
WILL BEGIN TOMOR
ROW MORNING ; , - *
_______
Members of families whose
heads are employed on different !
projects of the WPA will be made
happy tomorrow morning by the
distribution of clothing, whicn (
will take place at the WPA head
quarters.
There are two hundred suits of
clothes which were purchased by
the WPA with part of the seven
million dollars which was jet
aside for the purpose, and this
clothing to be disiributed is the
share allotted to this district.
Clothing for both men and
, boys, made by some of the larg”
tailoring establishments through
out the country, are included in
the assignment which arrived at
Key West several days ago.
The recipients of the clothing
have been selected from the most
needy among the wo. kers and it
is distinctly stated that selection,
have been made and only those
with orders and identification
cards will be able to receive the |
j issues.
While there are approximately
200 suits on hand, it is understood
that there are a few more to be
received and those orders will not
be fiiled until the goods arc re
ceived.
WIVES APPLY
FOR DIVORCES
REVEALED IN RECORDS OF
MONROE COUNTY IN
RECENT CASES
Records of divorces granted
i recently in Monroe county by
j Fudge Arthur Gomez, of the
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, show
that the petitioners in the cases j
j were the wives, instead of the
husbands.
i One of the decrees granted was
in the case of Mrs Walter J
Saunders versus the husband
The final decree stipulates that
the husband must pay to his di
vorced mate the sum of $6 week
ly for the support of the children
The other decree was granted
the wife of Rogeho Garcia, who
charged desertion and asked no
alimony.
MOSQUITOS TODAY
KEEP TOURISTS AWAY
< The mosquito hides la grass
and brush during the day but
i breads la water only.
Council Decides To Have
Traffic Lights Turned) Dn
PLAN LONG CRUISE
COMMENCING HERE
Outfitting in Key West for
a possible “long cruise" to
the islands Of the West In
dies are Mr. and Mrs. K. E.
Glasgow of Kalamaxoo. Mich.
Mr. Glasgow, who was for
merly in a medical labora
tory, brought the 31 foot
"Susie Q" to Key West some
xnonihs ago after purchasing
it in Miami. Since then they
have been berthed at the
Yacht Basin, picking up hints
on nautical life and in out
fitting the boat for tha long
trip.
The Susie's stern deck is
completely covered with mos
quito screening. Aboard the
boat. too. is a small gas en
gine used for charging bat
teries and giving other serv
ice necessary on a long
cruise.
Yesterday Mr. Glasgow
heard a tinkle of glass while
working on his engine. Go
ing above deck ha saw the
charter boat, “Little King."
adrift and bumping against
the breakwater wait With
the assistance of several oth
ers he soon had it secured j
and pulled back to tha moor
ing. The charter boat had
broken one window glass.
PANAMA HAT
MAKER’S SON
LOSES $257
SUPPOSEDLY STOLE S6O BILL.
S4O. $7 CHECKS. $l5O TRI
DIAMOND RING FROM CAR
IN GARAGE
Key West police authorities aro
puzzled aj to the strange disap
pearance of S6U in bills, a $t
check, a S4O check and three dia
monds in a gold ring valued ai
$l5O. supposedly lost from a car
owned by Joseph G. Soler of Mi
ami while the car was parked
overnight Wednesday in La Con
cha gaiage.
Soler, who gave his address as
84J N. Miami Avenue, claims to
be the son of a South American
manufacturer of panama hats.
He told the sheriff’* office and
Officer Tyne* of the Key West
Police Department that he slipped
the articles between the backrest
and front seat of his car to avoid
theft. He lodged overnight at
another hotel in the city. When
he arrived in the morning to take
the car out, he found the articles j
gone. Along with the money and,
diamond rings his wallet with
driver’s license and title certific
ate also disappeared.
Police and deputy sheriffs are j
puzzled at the strange procedure
whereby such a large amount is j
left in a car overnight when thej
owner had secured a room and I
might have kept it more safely j
in his room.
NEW ARRIVAL IN
WATSON FAMILY
Born to Mr, and Mrs. Keller
Watson on December 14 at a ho*
pital m Miami, a 74-pound boy
The little one has been given the
name of Richard
Mother and baby are reported
to be getting along nicely.
Mrs Watson was formerly Mum
Celia Martinez of Key West.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Genuine—
YARDLEY PRODUCTS
i are told only by Yardley
Agents! Don't be fooled by
peddler*!
Key West Yardley Agsnts
Key West Drug Cos.
Gardner's Pharmacy
Key West, Florida, has the
most equable climate in the
country; with an average
range of only 14* Fahrenheit
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Councilman Will Roberts
Charged Judge Caro As
Being Derelict In His
Duties
City Council, at its regular
meeting last night, voted to hava
the traffic lights at different cor
ners turned on again after de
ciding to pay the current bill.
The fights were discontinued a
short lime ago when funds be
came depleted.
A letter from Mayor Albury
informing the council that he had
appointed Joe Cleare as assistant
j.anitary officer replacing Frank
Woods who has resigned, was
read. Council confirmed the ap
pointment.
Prefers Charges
Councilman Will E. P. Roberts,
in a motion macie, charged Police
Juoge T. S. Caro as being derelict
in tne performance of the duties
of his office. Councilman Rob
erts specifically charged Juug„>
Caro with malfeasance, misfeas
ance and nonfeasance in office,
and also stated that Judge Caro
was using his office as a “polit
ical football”.
Councilman Roberts cited two
cases in connection with the
charges. One dealt with a {hoc
salesman who was placed under
arrest by a police officer. On be
ing arraigned, he was and imsacJ
j, by the judge. The councilman
charged that the judge aisregaiti
ed the testimony of the arrest m,j
officer and apologized to the d' - ,
fer.dant for the action taken
against him by the law enforcing
officer.
In another cute. Councilman
Roberts stated, a defendant war
arraigned and fined $lO. When
the fine was imposed, Roberts
said, the defendant used lan
guage that had no place in a court
room. After the defendant haJ
concluded his violent outburst,
the judge reduced the fine to $5.
Jounciiman Roberts declared the
irfendant should have been fin
ed for contempt of court along
with the original fine.
The motion by the councilman
was that a letter lie rent to Maybr
Albury requesting him to make
an investigation of the charges,
and if they were' found to b<*
true, that the mayor institute im
peachment proceedings against
Judge Caro.
On roll call, the motion wa:
carried unanimously
Pass Ordinance
An ordinance regulating
operation of fishing charter boafe
in these waters was passed mi .
second and final reading.
Upon application made to the
| council, Mrs. Louise Maloney
was granted the privilege of pay
ing taxes on her property partly
with city warrants and the re
mainder in cash. The wan ant*
amount to about SBOO or $!W(I,
, with cash to the amount of SJIU
I to be used in payment.
It was ordered, upon reque t.
i that the Audubon Society be p r
| milted to use a space at the aqja-
I I turn building as a temporary < f*
fice for the purpose of carrying
;on activities in connection with
the organization.
Would Pay Taxoa
It was agaip brottgtaJbr the at
tention of fhfe* euuwflrTnat Wil
liam R Porter wa* kb 11 desirous
ol paying a part ai hiadxkb* with
revenue bonds, providing jpg the
City would permit of same
matter wa* deferra4dl4MabMMß*<*
date. - ’ ■
Colonel Louis Brin ton. E P. .
! Winters and Henry Brewer of
fered their services to act as audi
tors m connection with the city's
account* ui cooperation with the
bond refunding proposition of the
ctty They were tendered a vote
of thanks for the offer.
SBemaiU Market Special* ;
J FRESH PORK
• Shoulders, from 4-7 lbs . lb 18c •
• for Roasts 3-lb piece*. I
• very little bone, lb 2Sr*
J Loins, by half, lb 2 •

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