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9Up 3Kcjj West Citizen 1 PublUhnt Daily Except Sunday By THE CITIZEN PIHUSHING CO., INC. 1.. 'P. AIITMAN, President aud Publisher JOB A1.1.1.N. Asalataat Bhlmm Maucn y'ram The Citizen Building- Corner Greene and Ann Streets Only Daily Newspaper In Key West and Monroe County .niered at Key West, Florida, as second class matter Member of the Associated Press he Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for republicatton of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and aiso the loc&l news published here. Hjj SHISCRIPT/ON RATES • ne Year 910.0(1 j Uix Months 6.00 Three Months 2.50 One Mmith .85 ! Weekly .20 | ADVERTISING RATES Made known on application. , SPECIAL NOTICE All reading notices, cards of thanks, resolutions of respect, obituary notices, etc., will be charged for at the late of 10 cents a line. Notices for entertainments by churches from which a revenue fa to be derived are 5 cents a line. The Citizen is an open forum and invites discus* s:on of public Issues and subjects of local or general Interest but it will not publish anonymous communi cations. IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEBT ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. Water and Sewerage. 2 Comprehensive City Plan (Zoning). i 1 3. Hotels and Apartments. 4. Bathing Pavilion. 5. Airports—Land and Sea. 6. Consolidation of County and City Governments. What used to be called the “silent vote” now appears to have a feminine voice. No mother-in-law thinks that the mother-in-law jokes were aimed at her kind of mother-in-laws. Many public speakers do not know what to do with their hands. A lot of bridge players are like that, too. The Dies committee is doing a fine job, even if it has been handicapped by the higher-ups. It is uncovering spies and sending them to jail. Deaths from malaria fever in the United States have decreased 61 per cent since 1900, according to U. S. Census Bureau reports. This is a pleasant news item, but it does not affect Key West, as malaria fever is foreign to this island. Women are becoming more masculine every day. First they emitted little coughs when they attempted to smoke a cigarette, , now some of them smoke cigars without even a grimace. If this thing keeps up it will eventually change our sex at will— I like the oyster. A Key West woman informed her husband that a certain married man kissed 1 his wife every day, and added that he j -didn’t. The negligent husband’s reply is ! pilot known to this column, but he might I |*Ave replied that he didn’t know the other 1 woman well enough. Articles for publication in The Citi ren must be signed by the author. If you | do not want your name published in con nection, tell us so, and we will not print it, but you must sign everything submit ted. This rule is strictly adhered to by the editor. A 1 The United States should ask tho be- | nighted Filipinos to come over here and show us how to run our country eco nomically. We have a deficit of almost j $40,000,000,000, while the Philippine commonwealth had a surplus so great that all the island’s outstanding bonds were ! retired. After paying all expenses to run 5 the government last year, $49,295,727 re mained in the tiller. Even the greatest can err at times, es pecially when defining anything. “Man.” said Plato, addressing his scholars, “is a two-legged thing without feathers.” “Be-! hold,” interrupted Diogenes, holding up a fowl which he had plucked clean, “behold 1 lato’s man.” Once the French Academy was asked to give a definition of a crab. It replied that it was a red fish that ran , backwards, erring three times in its re ply. A crab is not a fish but a crustacean, it is not red until cooked, and it does not run backwards but sideways. A HELP TO KEY WEST The announcement yesterday by State Representative Bernie C. Papy that a con ference of state senators and representa tives of the Fourth Congressional District had approved of an allotment of SIOO,OOO to Monroe county for extension of the Overseas Highway over the old railroad right of way and viaducts between Big Pine and Ramrod keys is of immense im portance to Key West. Completion of that stretch of new highway will eliminate three wooden bridges, thus substantially reducing the fire hazard, cut five miles from the dis tance and do away with several danger ous curves and some rough road. Instead of curving around through Big Pine and Torch keys, the highway will proceed on a direct line from the toll gate at Big Pine to Ramrod where it will rejoin the old county roadway now in use. It will be a fine improvement and cut down the run ning time between the mainland and Key West. Another appropriation approved by the conference, Representative Papy and B. M. Duncan, engineer and manager of Overseas Road and Toll Bridge district re port, was one of $46,000 for resurfacing the highway between Tavernier and Snake Creek. That stretch is notoriously rough j and dangerous and has been in sore need ; of resurfacing for some time. This job further will reduce the distance, or the . running time, between Key West and the mainland. These jobs are scheduled to get start ed right after January 1 under the super vision of the State Highway Department. It is to be hoped that by the time this work is completed the County Commission will have come to some agreement with R. C. Perky to acquire some 30,000 feet of old railroad right of way he controls between Ramrod Key and Key West. Failure to get this right of way is blocking the effort to get appropriations from the state and the U. S. Bureau of Roads to complete the Overseas Highway all the way to this city. The commission should renew its effort to settle this matter with Perky or else bring action in the courts to acquire the. required | property. Representative Papy and Road Man ager Duncan are to be congratulated for their successful effort to get appropria tions from the state for the highway. Since the state appropriations are matched by similar allotments by the U. S. Bureau of Roads it means that some $292,000 will be available for this vital work. • STATE ISSUES ANNUAL GUIDE (The Lakeland News) With the weather as it was Saturday and Sunday we were thinking of that job listed in Comptroller Jim Lee’s new book: “Frozen Des sert inspector, S3OO per month.” There is another: “Cold Storage Egg auditor, $l5O per month.” Cold facts, these. There are others about which tax payers will i hear with more or less chilled interest: Fumiga tion specialist, $200; crab meat inspector, $166.66; and others. Some of the others? Well, there are j key punch operators, kennel masters and proc tors; visitors and professors of military science; research fellows and an oil analyst; range riders and a vocational rehabilitation supervisor; agri- , cultural economists and an extension nutritionist, j A couple of times one man gets two jobs: F. C. Elliott draws S4OO a month as engineer and secretary for the internal improvement fund trustees, and S3OO a year as assistant to the bud get commission. Wendell Heaton gets $250 month as chairman of the industrial commission and ditto as head of the unemployment compensation bureau. The book makes interesting reading. If you want totals, add them yourself. The Fort Myers News-Press says a WPA project might be set up f or that. There's a good gam in job totals, too. judging by the number of pages in the new list of em ployees. 204 from last year’s 151. The News-Press calls it the “jobseeker’s guide.” An interesting relic of early Spaniards in Florida was found sticking out of the ground near his home by Wilbur Smith of Daytona Beach. It was a sword, declared by the Smithsonian Institution to be of a type used by Spanish officers in the 16th century, and was fairly well preserved. On a gravestone in a cemetery in Bur lington, Vt.. is the following ambiguous tribute to a woman of that city who died in ISSS: “She lived with her husband 50 , years, and died in the confident hope of a better life.’* 1 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN KEY WEST IN DAYS GONE BY Happening* Here Juat Ten Year* Ago Today A* From The File* Of The Citizen At a regular meeting of the American Legion last night it was decided to authorize the pur chase by Dr. Lombard of a radio j set to be installed at the Marine hospital lor the benefit of the; patients of the institution. The legion has been working on the I proposition for some time and enough money has been raised ; for the purchase of the instru-j ment. There have been a num- i ber of contributors to the fund J ! and the funds now total $225.21. j i Everything is in readiness for the presentation of the Kid Snow; minstrels tonight at the Garden Theater under the auspices of the Key West Fire Department. Cli maxing two hours of entertain ment the same colored cast will j present that great afterpiece “$lO,- 000 Reward’’. A laugh every minute is the guarantee given and as the admission is but 35 cents no one should miss this ? show. , Tourist travel through Florida this year will be the greatest in the history of the railroad, said ! H. N. Rodenbaugh, vice-presi- j dent of the Florida East Coast ! Railway, who visited the city yesterday with a group of offi-: | cials of the road. The effect of 1 ! the recent storms has been more i 1 than discounted and tourists are l already turning to the Sunshine 1 State, earlier and in greater numbers than ever before, he j | said. Key West will profit greatly ; by the flow of traffic that is cer-; ' tain to come to this city, is the j opinion of this high railway offi- j cial who predicts that Key West I will be thronged with visitors as j never before. He anticipates great travel. Editorial comment: A street of ! well-kept homes is defaced by a blot of ugliness if one house on that street is allowed to run down j and look badly. That one place j stands out like a sore thumb, j People are always conscious of it.! A sloven ly-looking home or busi ness building on a pretty street is as much out of place as a tramp in the society of ladies and gen | tlemen. . I . I The third game of the Little . Worlds Series between the Pirates and the Sluggers, which will be played Sunday to determ ine the city championship, will bring out a large crowd of fans, it is said. The grounds at Fort Taylor are said to be in excellent ; shape for the contest. Christmas Carnival and speed writing contest, which started yesterday afternoon, is reported to have been a success so far and is still in progress this afternoon i at the La Concha Hotel, expect ing to end late tonight with a gala program. The event is being sponsored by the Commercial De partment of the Junior-Senior High School. ———- U. S. S. Hannibal and two sub chasers of the survey expedition left this morning for Guanacab ibe, Cuba. The Nokomis will soon follow with other units of the survey group. The subchas- j ers had been stationed here since the activities of the survey 1 were closed last season. The bridge party planned for Tuesday night, December 20, which has been arranged by the Red Cross Chapter, has been postponed indefinitely due to the various events which are sched uled to take place before Christ mas. Announcement of the par ty will be formally made before the close of the year. Being a member of a fishing party yesterday which landed 16 fine kmgfish and 40 moonfi&h and hundreds of others included 20 distinct varieties of the finny fellows. State Accountant E. G. Hauselt is today happily and en thusiastically proclaiming the trip one of most delightful and thrilling experiences of his entire existence. The visitor’s prize catch was a kingfish three feet long. This and a few of the moonfish which fell prey to his hook were packed in ice and sent to his home by express From a most successful period of deep sea fishing in the Gulf, the party came to Spanish Key Har bar and from there sought a nearer anchorage where many of the smaller fish including many grunts were taken The trip was made on Solicitor J. F. Busto s boat, Lois Marie. The party be ing composed of J. F. Bus to. Hauselt. Sheriff Niles. Nathan Niles Charlie El wood. John Kiel Sawyer. Joe Johnson. Raymond Lord and Clayton Johnson. Forty-five giant barracudas, some of them six feet long and weighing more than 45 pounds each, and hundreds of other fish were brought in yesterday by Garnault Agassiz, widely known newspaper man and popular writer. Mr. Agassiz has angled the world over, but was very en thusiastic over the success met in these waters. He has happily joined, he says, that great num ber of sportsmen who claim the finest fishing to be found is in the waters adjacent to Key West, which he found to be the great est producers of fish to be found anywhere. With the visitors on the trip were Lewis Pierce, George Parks, Herman Albury, Walter and Jack Maloney. They had two boats, the Dot and the Baker Boy. Editorial comment: This sea son, for the first time, travellers will run up against Cuba’s $3 tax. This tax is on tickets. They cannot leave without paying it. At Key West it’s entirely differ ent. Tourists are welcomed and not unjustly taxed on their de parture. Troop Four Girl Scouts have announced a change in their meeting time and will assemble tomorrow in their headquarters at the Scottish Rite Hall. The meeting is being held at that time because of the basketball game to be played on their regu lar Thursday meeting night. Mrs. Grace Phillips announces that efforts are being made to provide all patients in local hos pitals with Christmas boxes. As executive of the local Red Cross I chapter, Mrs. Phillips each year I makes this provision and this year will be no exception, if pos | sible, she said. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ismael Calleja, 406 Southard street, on Sunday, December 16, a daughter weighing nine pounds. Mother and baby are doing nicely. Ladies of the First Methodist ! church will serve supper tomor -1 row night from 4 until 10 o’clock. The supper will be served on the church lawn and Santa Claus is sure to visit the supper and par take of the refreshments. Another deer was bagged yes terday by the Tertulino hunting party, which is composed of more than a dozen members, and has been hunting on the Keys for the past several days. Some time ago the group got a deer weigh ing 90 pounds. The one bagged yesterday weighed 70 pounds. Something To Worry About And now we hear the people say That winters gone and lost it’s way. If so, I hope that lost twill stay And not come raging round in May. A Tongue-Tangier Wife—Did the doctor tell you that you had some pronounced disease? Hub—Yes, but I’m hanged if I can pronounce it. 4* 4* 4% relieve* CCC COLDS ODD Headaches and Fever Liquid. Tablet* dne to fold*. Halve, >o*e Drop* In 30 minute* Try ••l*uh-My-TUin"— Wonderful Liniment Farmers! for your information and pleasure, listen to FIRESTONE’S “Voice of the Farm” Wednesday and Friday 12:45 P. M. WQ AM 56 0 KC MIAMF BROADCASTING COMPANY LION MEMBERS START DRIVE FOR CLUBHOUSE SITE FOR CLUB PROJECT HAS BEEN SELECTED: CITY WILL ALSO BENEFIT; XMAS TREE DISCUSSION Machinery was set in motion j last evening at the regular supper j meeting of Key West Lions Club | to raise funds for the purchase of a suitable site and erection of a Community Clubhouse in this ' city. The meeting was held at Stone Church Annex at 6:30 o’clock, Lion H. E. Day presiding. The project calls for the lot pur chase and erection of a modestly sized building at first, to house club rooms, kitchen facilities and small auditorium. Additions to the building are planned as time advances—the whole project to serve as not only Lions Club headquarters but for the benefit of civic organizations and other groups interested in regular meet ing places and suitable facilities for social affairs. A special com mittee is working already on a shareholder plan to raise funds, following incorporation moves to be made immediately. Balance of the meeting was taken up with plans for coopera tion with other agencies in suc cessfully handling the Communi ty Christmas Tree to be staged December 23. The club will hold its own Christmas Party next Mow to Ease fll CHEESE** FIRST-massage throat, chest, and back with Vicks I Vapoßub at bedtime. This 1 r relieves the distress. THEN-to make its long-continued action last even longer, spread a thick layer of Vapoßub on the chest and cover with a wanned cloth. LONQ AFTER sleep comes. Vapoßub keeps working-loosens phlegm-eases muscular soreness or tightness-clears air-passages-eases coughing-relieves local congestion. Often, by morn- 1 G ing the worst of ||IW\W the cold is over. W Vapoßur > KK ■ - W 1 fviIWTOFVpM NowSpinot Coblnt ®®®®imm2MiT' mmd $25.95 ZSSStXZZ pull rn up uw iw *mM*j to*. Imm to Mr HIM b rniLLU mn4 of thm M LMh Um km uy *• ■ *ll**. to* • k-<*r. M ii> * Cm— PfcjAr* ZSXf, *h—r. Amt- raM M YOfiff teat# . *m< tm • b—H*i liliHn >■s*■* in* mmd )•mu Br*if m~U aT**a*4**i*Z* V* rw * u**** r-SSSumm t um( . oßicnoit h _ F V" rr,f . . mmm limmnrlumt mm-m *— M Nu|| $•?(■ PIERCE BROS. Fleming at Elizabeth St. Ph*e 270 WOULD AFFECT PHONE SERVICE OCALA. Dec. 16 (FNS).—Many of the small town telephone ex changes will have to be closed, and residents of the areas depriv ed of vital phone service if pro- Thursday at the regular meeting, with members presenting novel ty gifts to designated members as drawn by lots at the meeting last evening. Guest present was Jack De laney. OVERSEAS TRANSPORTATION GO., INC. Fast, Dependable Freight and Express Service —between— MIAMI and KEY WEST Also Serving All Points on Florida Keys between MIAMI AND KEY WEST 0 q ■& TWO ROUND TRIPS DAILY ,d / nu (Except Sunday) Direct Between Miami and Key West. DIRECT EXPRESS: Leaves Miami 2:00 o’clock A. M., arriving Key West 7:00 o’clock A. M. Leaves Key West 9:00 o’clock A. M. t arriving Miami 2:00 o’clock P. M. LOCAL: (serving all intermediate points) Leaves Miami 9:00 o’clock A. M., arriving Key West 4:00 o’clock P. M. Leaves Key West 8:00 o’clock A. M., arriving Miami 3:00 o’clock P. M. o Free Pick-Up and Delivery Service Full Cargo Insurance Office: 813 Caroline St. Telephones 92 and 68 Warehouse—Corner Eaton and Francis Streets FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1938 visions of the wage hour act are enforced against them, Howard P. McFariane, attorney for the Peninsular Telephone Cos., told delegates to the annual meeting of the Florida Telephone Associa tion here. He maintained that the small exchanges should be exempt from the wage hour provisions, because the law would increase costs $569 more than total revenue of the exchanges to meet the opera tors salaries alone. Carl Brorein, j Tampa, was named president of the association for the coming i year. ; V Subscribe to The Citizen.