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Associated Pres3 Das Wire
Service
For 58 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
VOLUME LIX. No. 290.
Key West Winter Program Begins
Next Week; Put Out Bulletins
Jaycees Plan Boulevard
Repair Next Week To
Eliminate Rutty Spots
Cn Atlantic Side
!
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With arrival next week of 200
porters on which monthly bulle
tins of happenings in Key West
will be recorded by the Key
West Winter Program Commit
tee. the Junior Chamber of Com
merce is planning to have the
bulletins out next week, it wa?
revealed at the supper meeting
last night at Stone Church An
nex.
The Winter Program, which is
sponsored by the Jaycees and
WPA Recreation Department,
will be an annual feature of Key
West life beginning at this time
every year. It will be highlight
ed by the carnival La Semana
Alegre, Feb. 19-25.
A report on the Jaycee Ama
teur boxing tournament, , which
will begin January 1 with prizes
to be given the amateurs', will be
given at a Board of Directors’
meeting at 1 p. m. Sunday after
noon at the Chamber of Com
merce offices.
It was stated at the meeting
that the WPA workers will not
be employed next week and that
the WPA road machinery might
be to put the Boulevard in
level shape. There are a num
ber of bad spots which the Jay
cee; have been endeavoring to
eliminate before the winter sea
son begins. The small cost of
hiring laborers for a week or
so will be put before the County
with a request thqt
funds for it be granted. The rut
ty stretches are on the beautiful
Atlantic side. ,
MRS. HERNANDEZ
DIED LAST NIGHT
PUNNERAL SERVICES TO BE
CONDUCTED THIS
AFTERNOON
.
. .
Mrs. Ynes Hernandez, 93, died
8:30 o'clock last night at the resi- j
cence, 132 J Simonton street.
Funeral services will be held this!
afternoon at 5 o'clock from the!
residence. Rev. A. L. Maureau,
S.J., of the Catholic church, will
officiate.
Pritchard’s Fune:al Home will
be in charge ol arrangements.
Suivivors are: Two daughters.
Mis. Ramona Hernandez and Mrs.
Marta Hernandez; four sons.
Frank, l*ouis, Fauoto and Amado
Hernandez. There are also 21
giandehildien and 10 great
giandchildrcn.
CHARLES ATWELL
DIED YESTERDAY
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE TO
BE HEI D TOMORROW
AFTERNOON
—■ ■' ■
Charles K. Atwell. 60, died yes- j
terday afternoon at 6 o'clock in
the home, 1328 Duncan street.
Kuneial services will bo conduct
ed tomorrow afternoon 4 o’clock
from the chapel of the Lopez
Funeral Home. Rev. O. C. How
ell. of Ley Memorial church, of
ficiating.
. Survivors are: four sons, Julius.
Charles of Avon Park. /Sheldon
and Joseph Atwell, and one
daughter. Miss Alice Atwell, of
Miami; three brothers. Albert
Eddie and Ttiaddeus Atwell, and
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Tift and
Mis. Ira Lowe.
DANCE
and floor show
Tonight, 10 till ?
RAUL’S CLUB
John Pritchard's Orchestra
NO COVER CHARGE
FT. JEFFERSON CRUISES - TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - $5.00 ROUND TRIP - TICKETS - INFORMATION - PRICE TOURS •• 505 DUVAL ST. - PHONE 124
®ltc Key Meat Citizen
THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.S. A.
mi
FLAN FISH EXHIBIT
AT FLEET BUILDING
It will be a shiny, complete
headquarters for lhe Charter
Boat Fishermen at F. E. C.
, dock this week.
Today the walls in the
headquarters building are be
ing washed down and this
afternoon the first coat of
white paint will be laid. The
Association announced that
three taxidermists will pre
sent a varied exhibit of
mounted fish in the head
quarters building which will
be a treat to all to see. Tele
phone service is already
available at lhe headquart
ers. In the next few days an
information desk and wait
ing-room chairs will be add
j ed * ’
Large block letters an
nounce the headquarters of
lhe City Charier Boat Fleet.
Asking how advance bookings
for fishing parlies are The
Citizen were told that they
were the best Key West has
known. Many boats are
booked throughout January,
February. March. The season
continues until late in July.
Great hotel registrations for
the season are taken optimis
tically also by the fishermen.
J '
Expert Tells Beginners
To Cook American
llj- IxHurlatrl I'rcNdl
TUSKEGEE, Ala., Dec. 17.
Lucius Boomer, New York hotel
and restaurant executive, told
membess of Tuskefee Institute’*
class in commercial dietetics not
to try to be French coolgs or
Italian cooks.
j' “Be American cooks,” Bobmef
advised the class during a Visit
to the famous Alabama negro
school. ’. (
“There is a great future in
American cooking/’ he continued.
“Americanize the menu; never
i use foreign terms if you can
avoid it; make your dishes Amer
ican.’
i *** temperatures’'
j.••••••••••*••••••••••••
Lowest Highest
Station— last night last 24 hours
! Abilene 34 -72
Atlanta 36 48
Boston 32 36
Buffalo 32 38
j Charleston 42 54
Chicago 20 42 .
; Denver 14 28
i Detroit 32 40
Galveston .... 60 > , 62
Havana .
Huron 8 30
Jacksonville 42 52
Kansas Citv 20 44
KEY WEST 63 70
Little Rock 42 54
Los Angeles 54 66
. Louisville 40 44
Miami ... 56 74
Mpls.-St. P. 8 34
New Orleans 41 60
New York 36 36
Pet sacoia 42 62
| Salt Lake City 28 33
San Francisco 54 64
Seattle 30 46
Tampa 52 66
Washington 34 38
! Willi, ton 24 28
ARRIVE HERE ON VISIT
Mrs. Eugene Saunders, daugh
ter. Miss Muriel, and Mrs. J.
Graham, have arrived in the city,
for a stay of about two months,
and will be guests at the home
of Mrs. Saunders’ parents in law.
Mr and Mrs. H. W. Saunders,
529 Elizabeth street.
KEY WEST FLORISTS
announces with pleasure
that—
\ah Braxton Warren
is now associated with me
ETHEL M. DECKER.
Owner.
TAYLOR LEAVES
I TOMORROW ON
I BUSINESS TRIP
i—
i
GOING TO MIAMI IN INTER
EST OF BOND SUITS IN
VOLVING CITY OF KEY
WEST
City Attorney Henry H. Tay
lor, Jr., will leave over the high
; way tomorrow morning for Mi
-1 ami for the purpose of attending
a hearing before Judge John W.
| Holland, on two suits brought by
the American United Life Insur
| ance Company, and John S. Jen
| kins.
They are seeking to compel
city officials of Key West to col
; lect by tax levies for their bene
i fit, the sums of $10,864.98 and
i $3,732.65. respectively.
The theory of the city’s defense
* is that the court should not, at
i this time, require this action by
j the city council, because of the
severe financial situation of the
city and its taxpayers. It is
sought to spread the levy, re- !
quired to pay the judgment,
a period of two or more years, j
There are three suits pending
in all. The third is by John
Morris and is pending in the
state court, and seeks the collec
tion of $10,915. These taxes, it
was stated by eminent legal au
thority, under the State and Fed
eral Constitution, must be levied
on real and personal property in
cluding homesteads.
OLD SPANISH
DELL TO RING
DeLAND, Dec. 17 (FNS). —An
old Spanish bell, over 400 years
old, will be rung at the Newark
airport whenever a plane is ready
to leave for Florida. Arrange
ments have recently been com
pleted between Earl W. Brown,
manager of Florida National Ex
hibits, and A. M. Blomquiste of
Eastern Air Lines.
The bell was # secured in Cuba
by Karl Cuesta of the Cuesta Rey
Company and is known as “La
Campan de Obispo”. It is rung
in Spanhh style with a rope tied
to the clapper and gives forth a
mellow sound which will offer a
| striking contrast to the noises of
a busy airport.
Motorist Gets Mad And
Takes Punch At Auto
(II? Ananrlatrd PrrMt
FRANKFORT, Ry.. Dec. 17.
When a man with a badly-lacer
' ated, bloody right hand came to
his office. Dr. Tom Leonard,
Frankfort physician, asked sev
eral questions to learn whether
a police report would be neces
sary.
Shamefully, the patient said:
T hate to tell you. My car
choked on top of the hill and I
; got out to crank it. The thing
wouldn’t start and I got so all
fired mad at it I socked it in the
eye. I poked my fist through the
headlight.”
HAVANA VISITOR
HOOKS STINGAREE
Getting • hefty strike and
fiqhting a fish for an hour
off the Key West Yacht Ba
sin yesterday finally to land
a whopping big 125 pound
stin'aree was the experience
of G. V. Quinones of Havana,
liquor salesman.
Quite a large crowd wit
nessed the catch and saw the
strong runs of the big stin
garee. A stingaree can give
one of the strongest pulls of i
any fish using its big wings
to propel itself.
The fish was gaffed and
brought up on the Break
water. *
Pre-Christmas Dance
Tonight
Presenting 2 Surprise Packages
Pena's Garden of Roses
Gould Curry’s Seven-Piece
Dance Band
KEY WEST, FLORIDA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1938
After Rare Shells
9| SHRHj
imiimiiiinumr 188
u * yA& *
In search of rare sea shells this $250,000 yacht will
carry Capt. Frank Lewis, a Newport Harbor, Calif, mil
liona:re, his wife and a crew of 12 around the world. Two
400 horsepower Diesel engines will propel the 135 fool
craft.
zSS* .4 JR* JT
GIVES PRAISE
TO THE CITIZEN
FOR PUBLICITY
Standing in the pulpit of
First Methodist Church Tues
day night Dr. R. Z. Tyler,
presiding elder of the Miami
District, expressed his satis
faction at the publicity given
the Conference, which was
brought to a close, by The
Citizen.
Holding in his hand a copy
of the issue of Tuesday, th*
doctor called attention to th*
first and eighth front page
columns, which carried
stories of the conference. The
Doctor said he had just pur
chased the issue from a smil
ing newsboy, and was excep
tionally pleased with the
space devoted to the confer
ence.
He expressed the thought
that no small measure of the
success of the conference was
due to the magnificent sup
port accorded by The Citi
zen.
WPA CLARIFIES
HOLIDAY PERIOD
Instructions received at the
headquarters of the WPA this
morning are to the effect’ that
the holidays to he observed by
the clerical force of the adminis
tration are a litflb different from
heretofore
Observation of the Christmas
period will begin on the morning
of Saturday, December 24. and
will continue through December
26. The New Year period will
begin on the morning of Decem
ber 31 and continue through Jan
uary 2.
Found He Could Swim
When He Had To Do So
111? Aa<inrt((l')l
CHEYENNE. Wvo, Dec. 17
W C. Lewis, plumber, couldn’t
swim a stroke until he saw his
wife drowning and he had to
: save her.
“Under those circu a
fellow could paddle with anl an
vil anuind his nock, "
It happened when thfctr Jboat
capsized while :;shing jm. Snake
R:ver. Lewis had to chum the
water for 60 y urty
PHONE 91M Sfte MAXUIELLCOI^qc
14*0 N. MIAMI AVENUE
ffl |
For Wholesale Quotations on FURNITURE and FURNISHINGS
MAXWELL VENETIAN BUNDS
RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
See or Phone G. A. PATTON. Local Representative
SIBONEY INN. ?OS DIVISION STREET
EXPECT YACHT
| INFLUX MONDAY
PRESENT NORTHER KEPT
ARRIVALS AWAY DURING
THIS WEEK
|
According to advices received
in the city there will be quite a
large influx of yachts and yachts
men into Key West the first of
next w r eek.
It was expected that the yachts
men would come in at the end
of this week but a norther which
broke in the middle of the week
kept many yachts in port. A’
number of owners had written
that they would be in this week
by car and would send their
boats down for them.
, There will be many cases in
which the yachtsmen will remain
in upstate points and have their
boats stationed here, it is be
lieved.
WELFARE UNIT
i EXAMINATIONS
■ i ■ ■■■" -
Merit system examinations for
the State Welfare Board have
been set by L. R. Bristol, district
director, for the division, for Feb
ruary 11, 1939. Mr. Bristol wrote
The Citizen.
In the letter is pointed out the
fact that ample time was not giv
en applicants before the last ex
aminations were held in Septem
ber, which is the reason for the
advance notification being given
at this time.
The deadline f<>r making the
applications for this examination
has been fixed for January 2 at
midnight and application blanks
may be secured by writing to
Mr. Bristol at West Palm Beach
BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS
•KNIGHT TO PUSH
FOR SINGLE TAX
TO END DODGING
i
TAMPAN EXPLAINS PRO
POSED FLORIDA REFORM
PLAN TOWARD SOLVING
ALL TAX PROBLEMS
Peter O. Knight at the tecent,
meeting of the Florida Chamber!
jof Commerce made a proposal j
that hit the convention like a .
I
bombshell. It was for a consti-'
> tutional amendment to change'
j the whole tax system which he
believes to be the most important
step of the kind ever suggested !
and in his opinion would solve j
all tax problems.
As outlined at the convention
the plan would repeal present
taxes, except the gasoline tax,
and adoption of a general tran- J
saction or sales tax not to exceed
three per cent. A revision of the;
state’s constitutional tax section ’
would be necessary and could be
voted on, at the earliest, in No-;
vember, 1940. It would apply
alike to state, counties, districts
and municipalities on an equit
able basis.
On Same Footing
Mr. Knight insists it will end
tax dodging, favoritism and leg
islative scalping, and put every
body on the same pay footing.
Commenting further on what oc
curred at the meeting, he says:
"The resolutions committee, of
which I was chairman, not hav
ing time properly to prepare a
resolution covering the situation,
recommended to the chamber of
commerce the adoption of a con
, stitutional amendment abolishing
all the present taxes now' exist
ing, state, county, city, ad va
lorem on real and personal prop
erty, excise and license taxes of
any kind or character whatso
ever, except the gasoline tax.
which should remain as it is; and
that the legislature should adopt
in lieu thereof one tax. either a
transaction tax or a sales tax,
either a transaction tax or a sales
tax, whatever it might be called,
the maximum amount to be not
in excess of three per cent to be
adopted in lieu of all other pres
ent or future taxes of every kind
1 and character; and that this tax
should be annortioned among the
•'fate, the cities and the counties.
This was adopted unanimously
bv the chamber.
Adopt Principle
“And. since no formal resolu
tion had been prepart'd adopting
the foregoing views, a committee
was appointed, of which I am
charman. to prepare a formal
resolution to be presented to the
board of directors when it con
venes in January; and for the
board at that time to send this
resolution and a questionnaire to
the entire membership for its ap
proval or disapproval.
“But. the principle of abolish
-1 ing all taxes, city, county, and
state, of every kind and charar
s ter. except the gasoline tax, and
1 having in lieu thereof only one
tax. was adopted by the cham
ber unanimously.
“It is the most important step
!in taxation that ever has been
j suggested or taken in this state;
I and. in my opinion, will solve the
. question.
“This information should be
; given m full to the people of this
state so that they will know ex
actly w'hat the chamber has done.
The more they study it. the more
they will be in favor of it It
will end tax dodging, favoritism,
politics, and legislative scalping
and tomahawking of business
and property generally,"
CANDIES
of all kinds for
CHRISTMAS
Whitman’ •—Nunnaily's and
Joan Manning
Gardner*! Pharmacy
'Th* Raxall Slor*"
_ . '
I MOSQUITOS TODAY
KEEP TOURISTS AWAY
If you grow plants in watar
I don't forgat to Chang* wator
froguontly or you will kav* a
crop of mosquito* shortly.
Headquarters Of Society
Of Tropical Research
May Move To Key West
- ——— m
NEWS FLASHES
(Hr A<•■*!• Ird I'rrul
i
FOREIGN
I TUNlS. —French officials com- j
j pie ted thi ir two-day review of i
! defenses in Tunisia and conclud- 1
j ed that the ywere well nigh im-;
pregnable to air, land or sea at
tacks. The review has been at
the Oasis of Gabbis.
i
NATIONAL
! WASHINGTON.— CoIder wea
, ther is reported coming into the
Carolinas from the ocean side
1 and will later reach Florida. It is
; warmer in the Lake region and
Ohio Valliy Lut snow is falling.
! i
j NEW YORK. —Latest report is
that an expose of arms smuggling
' by Pnillip Musica, one of the Mu
' sica brothers, who were involved
in national scandal a score of
years ago and laler climbed to
head of the McKesson and Rob
! bins Drug Corpoiation, will be
made Monday and several prom
inent politicians will be dragged
into the exposure. It is believed
that $180,060,000 in swindling
may be laid at the door of me
Musica brothers.
i
WASHINGTON. President
Roosevelt is being hard pressed
by two camps of the New Deal in
the appointment of two new
members of his cabinet, which
must be done by January 1. Sec
retary of Commerce replacing
Roper and an Attorney General
replacing Cummings appoints will
be due the first of the year. It
is believed that Harry Hopkins,
present WPA head, may get the
Secretary of Commerce position.
CONNORSVILLE.* Pa—Train
man Eagan of the Baltime and
Ohio Railroad saved himself to
day by clinging to the outside of
a burning mailcoach though his
fingers were badly scorched. His
fellow trainman, Owens, also on
the outside, fell off to his death
when the flames caused him to
release h:s grip. The coach burst
into flanrus just out of Pittsburgh
on the run and the emergency
cord was found not working, and
the men fled to the outside when
the fire burst higher.
WASHINGTON. -John L Lew
is of the CIO announced that his
party would stay with the Demo
crats at least until 1940.
KITTY HAWK. N. C.~ Me
morial set vices f*r the first air
plane flight in the world of the
Wright Brothers in their twin
pusher airplane, 35 years ago to
day. will be held today wh**n two
Coast Guardsmen. Adams and
Etheridge, who Helped in the orig
inal flight, will lay wreaths on
the spot.
FLORIDA
MIAMI. It is expected that
machinery for a recall election
will be set up around election
time in Judge H F Atkinson's
Circiut Couit
MIAMI. First streamlined
train to Florida arrived on it
regular run from New York thi
morning carrying 162 passenger>
It has two 6 00b-horsepower Lhe
sei motors.
I^OTTCE
j Only 9 more day to
pay your delinquent city
taxes at 80** discount!
SAMUEL B. BINDER,
City Tax Collector.
Key West, Florida, has the
most equable climate in the
country; with an average
range of only 14* Fahrenheit
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Information Contained In
I
Letter To S. C. Single
lon, Chamber Of Com
merce Secretary
j On* of the most interesting
I 1
possibilities for Key West seems
to be developing at the Cham
ber of Commerce, following ex
changes of correspondence be
tween Secretary S. C. Singleton
and J. M .Sheppard, of the Amer
ican Society of Tropical Research,
i In August, 1937. the magazine
“Exploration," published by the
society, which is affiliated with
Yhe Pennsylvania Pan American
Research Association, arrived at
lhe Chamber of Commerce and
proved so igteresting the secre
tary subscribed at once.
Covers Wide Scope
A friendly correspondence with
Director J. Mortimer Sheppard
developed the fact that the so
ciety maintained a cruiser on
which the members of the so
ciety penetrated to all parts of
the tropics, seeking seeds and
plants which might prove of
j value to the southern part of the
i United States, and it was decided
that a proving ground for these
importations was needed for
their propagation.
Of course the secretary Is con
vinced that there is no place like
the Key* and Key West which
can prove more satisfactory tu
this case. Mid he began to ’MmP
the advantages of a frost free in
land for the purposes of the-so
ciety. In a recent letter tb Mr.
Singleton Mr. Sheppard writes.
“Your kind letter of September
28, was brought to my attention
upon my return from South
America last week. No doubt by
this time you have received your
copy of the fall issue of EXPIX)-
RATION, our last issue of the
magazine for the current year.
"I am seriously interested in
moving the Society’s headquart
ers some time thi* winter or early
next Spring. Our botanical work
has been handled in hot bourn *
by our botanist, Mr. Altrichter,
but thi* is not nearly ao satis
factory as a small bit of acreage
in the sub-tropics would be. We
have had offer* from various
places. • • • I believe I would
prefer locating in Key West to
any of the other places. You
have a warm climate, whirh u>
all-important to us, and you have
mailing and printing facilities.
“I know that you arc interest
ed in inducing people to visit
Key West or locate there • * • we
have members in every state in
the Union and in 23 foreign coun
tries.
Will Soon D*cid*
“If we move to Key West we
would like to become an integral
part of your community and not
be regarded as ‘foreigners’ or
temporary interlopers.
"It is likely that we will be
ready to close our offices in New
Orleans either late in January, or
early in February and for that
reason we hope to tw able to de
termine our move within the
next two weeks.
"Your early reply would bt ap
preciated and I want to thank
you for your kindly comments
>nd the interest you have shown.
I trust that things may be work'd
out in such a manner as to en
able us to move to Key West to
our mutual advantage/*
Secretary Singleton has sent
Director Sheppard a cordial in
vitation to come to Key W-*t ao4
wa up tha situation for htmvlf.
and expects to back that up with
a more formal invitation on the
authority of the Board of Direct
or* of the Chamber of
after they have met on Monday.
KEY WESTS ONLY ~ j
| SERVICE STATION
Offering
2(-Hour Station and
Road Service
ALBURY’S SERVICE
II M 0 Simonion St Phew* 444

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