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Associated Press Day Wire
Service
For 59 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
VOLUME LX. No. 41.
President Roosevelt Travels
Southward Toward Key West
Left Washington Shortly
Before Midnight On Spe
cial Train Selected For!
Trip |
<n>- Aanocinfeil Preaft)
ABOARD ROOSEVELT
TRAIN ENROUTE TO KEY
WEST, FLA., Feb. 17-
President Roosevelt travel*
ed southward today to
watch the greatest peace
time concentration of Am
erican naval power to test
eastern defenses of the
fleet’s lifeline Panama
Canal.
The chief executive left
Washington on a special
train shortly before last
midnight. The President
will board the Destroyed
Warrington in waters of
Key West Saturday after
noon, and then transfer him
to the Houston for a ten
day cruise in the Carib
bean.
His exact destination has
not been disclosed, but he
hopes to be on hand when
opposing ahip and air forces
make their maneuvers sim
ulating an attack on the
Canal and efforts to ward it
off. - - < >
Those traveling with the
chief executive for the sea
trip lure’
Leahy, chief of naval opera
tions; Rear Admiral Ross T.
Mclntire, White House phy
sician; Capt. Daniel J. Cal
lagan, naval aide; Col. Ed
ward M. Watson, military
aide; and Lieut.-Commander
W. L. Freseman, aide to Ad
miral Leahy.
The presidential party
will arrive at Florida City
early Saturday. It will have
breakfast on the train, then
motor 140 miles to Key
West.
NATIONAL GUARD
WILL ASSEMBLE
MEET TONIGHT TO GET IN
READINESS FOR ROOSE
VELT'S ARRIVAL
Members of Battery “E”, 265th
Regiment, C.A., Florida National
Guard, arc to meet in the armory
10 o’clock this evening and get
in readiness for their tour of
duty on the Overseas Highway
tomorrow during the arrival of
President Roosevelt and party.
This morning shortly after 7
o’clock Mayor Willard M. Albury,
Major William V. Albury, F.N.G.,
Chief Deputy Sheriff Bernard
Waite and Chief of Police Ivan
Elwood left over the highway to
look over the situation on the
road and select stations for the
placing of the guards.
The mayor said he expected to
return about 3 o’clock this after
noon from the trip, which would
be made to Card Sound where
the first guards would be placed
and the sentinel duty would
reach to Key West.
FAREWELL DANCE
for all
OFFICERS and CHIEF
PETTY OFFICERS
of tha
U. S. NAVY
Tomorrow Night
al
Habana-Madrid Club
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THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A.
AMERICAN FUGS, TROPICAL FLOWERS
**• * * * * * *
Students At Boulevard; J.W.C. Distributes Corsages
SCHOOL CHILDREN GREET PRESIDENT
When President Roosevelt j
comes into Key West over Roose- j
velt Boulevard after travelling i
the geometrically beautiful, j
gleaming white bridges of the!
Overseas Highway traversing j
green and crystal channels with ■
the dots of keys strung out be- |
hind him and the marching clouds |
at sea all around him, he will be !
i greeted with another riot of color j
J in Key West.
The city is completing plans i
to have the route over which he:
will travel flag-decorated. School'
children of Monroe County will
assemble at the entrance of the
Boulevard with 2,000 American
flags to be distributed among
them with which to greet the ar-,
rival of the President,
i Leo B. Warren is designing 500;
corsages of tropical flowers;
which will be distributed to
ladies and girls along the route
by members of the Junior Wo
! men’s Club, Cooperating in se
curing the flowers are school
committees. From the Harris
School a committee of Mrs. Ethea
Strieker and Mrs. Leota Somers
is aiding in arranging the event;
from the Division Street School
there is a committee of Miss
Florence Albury and Mrs. Amelia
l Cabot; from the High School is
; the .committee of Mrs. Harvey j
• Eagan, Miss Clara Lankford, i
Miss Margaret Neff; and. the chil- j
|*3ren of the Convent of Mary Im-:
maculate are cooperating. And
i advisory committee is composed
l of Mrs. Willard M. Albury, the
| mayor’s wife, Mrs. Norberg
Thompson and Mrs. O. S. Long.
The Junior Women’s Club mem
bers will be supplied with rib
boned baskets and will appear |
along the route just before the
'President arrives.
Mrs. O. S. Long and President
Miss Susan LaKin are aiding Mr.
Warren. Donations of tropical
flowers may be sent to 412 Eliza
j beth street. As many as possible
are wanted to make the scene
j more impressive.
To Present Bouquet
! The City of Key West, Council
; man Earl Adams told The Citi
zen today, will present President
Roosevelt with a huge bouquet
iof flow'ers which has been de
signed by Key West Florist. The
bouquet will be sent to the USS.
LIONS CLUB TAKES
ACTION IN PROTEST
OF PARKING METERS
The Key West l ions Club
directors voted special action
last evening in regard to the
action of the City Council in
voting for parking meters for
business streets of this city.
Club directors will petition
for an injunction against in
stallation of the meters and
information relative to that
move is in process of being
gathered at this time. Full
club support of this move is
assured in that members in
dicated displeasure with the
proposed Council venture at
a recent meeting.
NOTICE
No parking on Division
street from Boulevard to
Duval street, Duval street
from Division to Greene,
from Friday night 12:00 M.
until 6:00 p. m. Saturday.
Please arrange to park else
where.
IVAN ELWOOD,
febl7-lt Chief of Police.
j Houston and there presented to
■him.
A committee from many of the
| local clubs are working on con
j struction of a sign to bring out
i forcefully the name of Roosevelt
j Boulevard, the beautiful seven
;mile boulevard skirting the sea
■ around Key West Island. The
President will arrive by the Bay
! Side.
I Bill Wegner, Pfleuger repre
j sentative in Key West, believes
'that the company will contribute
| mounted specimens of all fish
| the President catches and wishes
mounted. The Junior Chamber
of Commerce is planning to con
tribute a plaque for one of the
; fish designating Key West as the
i place of the catch and also the
date of the catch.
Many Boats Going Out
It is expected that quite a
fleet of charter fishing boats will
be at the reef and stream watch
ing the President fish from a
launch of the cruiser Houston.
Captain Wallace Wade’s motor
sailer, Balmy Days, will leave its
Yacht Basin pier tomorrow aft
ernoon to maneuver in the Basin
during the President’s broadcast
from the Coast Guard pier and
later in the outer harbor if the
President decides to transfer to
I the USS. Houston following the
1 broadcast.
I
j Tw-o crates of potatoes, Jted
; Bliss, and two crates of string
beans were received at the of
fice of Florida Motor Lines from
a firm in Princeton, Fla., as a
gift to the President. Letter to
Agent Wm. Arnold advises they
iare to be delivered to Captain
G. N. Barker, USS. Houston,
j Mayor Albury today stressed
! again the fact that no auto
i mobiles or bicycles would be al
lowed on the route which will
be on the bayside of the Boule
vard, down Division, down Du
val, west on Greene to the Naval
Station. Spectators however may
line the sidewalks although strict
, order will be insisted on. Spec
tators should not attempt to
tender Mr. Roosevelt any gift.
Scouts To Assemble
All scouts in the city are to be
awaiting the arrival of the presi
dential party and have been in
structed to be at the Division
Street School at 1 o’clock.
WINTER RESIDENT
GETS BIG FISH
J. A. FOGELSONGER LANDS
LARGE BARRACUDA,
YELLOWTAIL
j Excursion Fishing Boat “Alyce
j B” has more fishing reports for
Wednesday’s fishing and report
that fishing parties are very en
thusiastic over their catches.
J. A. Fogelsonger of Flint,
Michigan, who, by the way, has
purchased property here and
plans building a home, landed a
24-pound barracuda, four and
one-half feet long, which con
vinced him more than ever that
| Key West is the logical place in
] which to live. He also brought
jin seven yellowtail and eight
I grouper.
I Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Price of
j Washington, D. C. f won the prize
of the day with a huge grouper.
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Ahern Funeral Home
Joseph L. Plummer
Vice-President
AMBULANCE SERVICE
iPhone 22211 Miami Fla.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1939
POPPY DAY TO
BE OBSERVED
ON SATURDAY
i
! UNOFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED
j by MAYOR ALBURY; UN
DER SPONSORSHIP OF LE
f ■
j GION ORGANIZATIONS
j
■ Tomorrow has been unofficially
| proclaimed Poppy Day in Key
West by Mayor Willard M. Al
bury, who urges all citizens to
honor the World War dead and
aid the living victims by wearing
the American Legion and Aux
iliary memorial poppy.
In that great catastrophe there
were a number of Key West
young men who gave their serv
ice to the defense of the United
States in the exaltd spirit of pa
triotism and there were some
who were called upon to sacrifice
their lives in the serveie.
; Many others were called upon
‘to sacrifice their health and
strength with the resulting suf
' fering and hardships to them
selves and which continues until
the present, and it is to aid these
and in memory of those departed
j that poppies are sold.
This event is sponsored annual
ly by the American Legion and
its auxiliary, and poppies will be
j placed on sale tomorrow by mem
i bers of the Legion Auxiliary and
the Girl Scouts.
DINNER BRINGS
BUYERS OUT TO
AUCTION SALES
NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST
j INSTITUTION PR'OF HIS
!
j WONDERFULLY IN FREE
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FOOD ARRANGEMENT
ill)- Amiui-ialril Pkh)
CLA*iOiN, iS. C., ieo. 17.
■ Wnenever tne Mount Moriah
Baptist enuren needs money to
inaKe churcn repairs, buy equip
ment or pay the preacher, it does
not have to take up a collection
or sell bonds. It just holds a
harvest auction to which every -
| one within 25 miles around is in
vited.
The church has 260 members,
all farmers. They bring their
I contributions in kind, deposit
them in front of the white clap
! board church and go inside to
hear the pastor preach.
; Then they go out into the
church yard for a gigantic picnic
style dinner. A long, rough-hewn
! table is loaded with barbecued
] meat, sandwiches, chicken, pies,
j cakes, preserves, salads, deviled
| eggs, corn pone and coffee—all
I provided by the women folks.
After everyone has done jus
, tice to the dinner, the auction
j sale begins. Saleable goods which
' members have donated include
; pigs, chickens, hay fodder, kind
j ling wood, potatoes, apples, wal-
J nuts, home-canned vegetables,
| preserves, pickles, cakes, pies,
|co 11 ar and greens, home-made
| blankets and fancy work.
, The big dinner, which is free
to all, not only attracts a big
crowd of buyers but it has put
everybody in a generous mood.
‘A dozen eggs brings 60 cents.
Pastor Powell’s face beams.
“We’ll build a whole new church
if this keeps up”, he says. An
average auction day brings in as
much as $l5O for the church.
LEAVES ON BUS
Miss Ida Kerr left by bus Thurs
day for New Orleans to attend
the annual Mardi Gras.
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Informal Opening Of
FRED MARVIL’S
CABANA PATIO
Saturday, February 18th
Featuring—THE TOWNE TUNESTERS
with MARIE RENALDO
direct from two month's engagement at
HIGH HAT CLUB, Daytona Beach
DUNCANS DUE
TO ARRIVE IN
CITY TONIGHT
ARE PASSENGERS ON ONE
OF LARGE PLANES OF PAN
AMERICAN AIRWAYS COM-
I .
PANY.
B. M. Duncan, chief engineer
: and manager of the Overseas
Highway, is expected to arrive
in Key West at a late hour to
night, or early tomorrow morn--
ing accompanied by Mrs. Dun
can. They are passengers on
board one of the large planes of,
the Pan American Airways, and
j expect to arrive in Florida this
afternoon, from Cristobal, Canal
Zone.
! Mr. Duncan was attending the
Pan American Highway Congress
in Chile, as an appointee of the
President. When the terrible
earthquake created such terror
and destruction in' Chilian, it
was thought the Duncan’s may
have been among those who were
victims, and great uneasiness
was felt by their many friends
! here.
Later, February 7, all of the
fears were dispelled by receipt
of a telegram by H. E. Day, audi
tor of the highway commission
from Sumner Welles, acting sec
! retary of state, as follows:
“Referring to your telegram of
; February 6, Mr. and Mrs. B. M.
, Duncan sailed from Valparaiso
| February 3, on board the Grace
! Line Steamer Santa Maria for
'the United States.
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NEW CAR FOR
| SERVICE USE
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i •
{’"’“Received at headquarters of
the lighthouse department Wed
nesday was anew light delivery
sedan which, it is said, will be
principally used by Chief Radio
i Electrician Carl Rom.
| The use to which the vehicle
will be put, in all probability, is
transporting of light equipment,
which is sometimes needed
! quickly and speedy transporta
tion is an actual necessity.
NEEDY RAISE MONEY
LOS ANGELES “Unemploy
ables” receiving, relief are being
trained in an unusual project
ihere that may make them able
to earn a livelihood after all. The
i business is breeding angora rab
bits for wool. The project start
‘ed with 50 rabbits 18 months
ago shows a net gain of about
SI,OOO.
COOPERATION ASKED
OF All ON VISIT
OF ROOSEVELT HERE
Cooperation of automobile
owners in making Division.
Dural and Greene streets
I presentable for President
Roosevelt's visit is asked by
city authorities.
Vehicle owners are being
asked not to park their ma
chines on those streets after
| midnight tonight in order
that the street sweeper can
clean these thoroughfares.
There is a law prohibiting
parking on streets after mid
night and this law will be en
forced.
Owners of premises along
the route are asked to make
their front lawns as well as
tha grass plots on tha side
walks presentable.
Arrangements Perfected For
Roosevelt’s Arrival In Key
West Tomorrow Over Highway
Council Orders Street
Decorations To Greet
Roosevelt On Arrival
Payroll For City Workers
Was Also Decided Uponj
At Meeting Held Last
Night
City Council, at its regular!
meeting last night, ordered that
the streets of Key West be dec
orated with flags and bunting in
connection with the arrival of j
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
tomorrow.
The two main streets to be dec
orated will be Division and Du
val. which will be traversed by
the President and his party on
their way from Roosevelt Boule
vard to the Naval Station.
A contract for the decorations
1 was entered into last night by
! long distance telephone from Mi
ami, in which Ed Baker made an
1 offer to handle the proposition
j for $l5O and was accepted by the
I council. Mr. Baker will arrive to
! day and start the work of dec
| orating at once.
Letter Read
; A letter was read from the Na
| tional Rivers and Harbors Con
; gress relative to a meeting to be
held in Washington shortly at
which time matters concerning a
reduction in budget operations
will be taken up. It was shown
that the Intracoastal Waterway
! to Key West would be affected in
' this matter. No action was tak
• en relative to sending a represen
tative, but the subject will be
given further consideration.
To Make Payroll
It was decided to make a pay
; roll for city employes on the basis
of twenty-five percent of a
month’s salary for each employe.
It was agreed to install an ad-
I ditional toilet at the Aquarium
building for the convenience of
j the many visitors that are now
calling daily at that place.
Hilburn Roberts, fireman, re
quested that he be placed on the
retired list and also be placed on
! the regular payroll with the oth
] er employes in that capacity.
An ordinance regulating the
j handling of food products in Key
I West was passed on its second
: and final reading.
The matter of apportionments
in the budget to the different
funds was taken u{\ for discus-
I Sion, after which it was decided
to have the budget committee
■ and the city attorney go over the
matter and decide as to which
was the proper procedure to be
followed in making certain ne
cessary changes.
Dog Catcher Resigns
Ernest Sanchez, who was ap
pointed by the mayor some time
ago as dog catcher, tendered his
resignation at the meeting last
I night. The matter of appointing
someone in his stead will be tak
en up at a later date.
Emil Sweeting addressed the
! council and requested a loan of
SSO to help defray the expense
1 of putting on a historical pageant
lat Bayview Park during the La
! Semana Alegre Week, the loan to
I be repaid from the receipts of the
I affairs. It was ordered that the
loan be made as requested.
Franklin Albert addressed the
council relative to the need of
| an additional amount of money,
| about SIOO, for taking care of op
j erations of the city-sponsored
| project of checking records of
cemetery lots and ownership. The
matter was referred to the board
of public works.
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FINE WEATHER
FOR WEEKEND
G. S. Kennedy, in charge of
Key West Weather Bureau, is
optimistic about weather for
the weekend visit of the
President.
Although worried about a
low pressure area which was
approaching Key West Island
with a high pressure "cold"
area behind it. Mr. Kennedy
shook his head doubtfully
concerning the weekend.
Today, however, Mr. Ken
nedy is happier. The low
pressure area has kept well
away from Key West with the
high pressure area over the
Central Slates apparently
moving toward the northeast.
Another high pressure area
is in the northeast.
"If those two high pressure
areas keep away from us it
will be a nice weekend". Mr.
Kennedy said.
COL. STALLINGS
ARRIVES IN CITY
Colonel E. W. Stallings, super
vising agent of the United States
Secret Service, arrived in the city
today from Miami, and, with a
party of four others, was a guest
of Lieutenant Fort Callahan,
U.S.N., and Mrs. Callahan, at
their quarters in the- naval sta
tion.
It is understood that Colonel
Stallings and party were to re
turn to Miami this afternoon and
join the presidential party when
! it arrives at Florida City tomor
row, and with them come to Key
West.
i
“Vou're had much travel and
teen dark dayt. You have an old
head on young thouldert. Two
j men love you —one it dark ,
one i* fair. One it in a troubled
j country , and you'll go to him
toon/*
|
Read what happens to
the courageous heroine
of the new serial.
STARTS FEBRUARY 1$
Key West, Florida, haa the
most equable climate in the
country; with an average
range of only 14* Fahrenheit
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Chief Executive Of Nation
Is Expected To Reach
City Between Two And
Three O'clock
President Roosevelt to
morrow will visit Key West
for the first time since he
became the nation’s chief
executive.
Probably because he has
been ill and this is a vaca
tion trip away from the busy
desk that grips him week
after week in the White
Houre, the President has re
quested there be no formal
reception, no set appear
ances in public during his
stay in Key West, the city
he has helped so much by
his approval of various re
lief projects.
Flanked by the keen
eyed secret service agents
who accompany him every
where he goes, the Presi
dent limousine is scheduled
to reach the head of the is
land somewhere between 2
and 3p. m. tomorrow. His
big car will come down the
i northern branch of Roose
velt boulevard, which was
named after him, past Bay
view Park, into Division
street, down Duval street to
Greene street and thence to
Key West Naval Station.
School children lined up at
Bayview Park and anyone in a
i P lace of vantage along any streets
of his proposed route should be
able to get a glimpse of the man
who wields more power in this
; country than any other. He will
play no favorites when he flashes
his famous smile, ft will be for
all. Nor will be spotlighted ex
clusively for those whose for
tunes or political standing are
greater then the ordinary man.
Coming For Rest
I “He’s coming here for a rest,
for relaxation and for the fishing
i n these waters”, was the remark
| of Col. Edward Starling, chief of
the White House secret service
: detail when he arrived the other
i day to complete safety arrange
j ments for his chief. “There will
be no speeches and no public ap
pearances that will further ex
haust him. He needs the rest and
relaxation”.
Colonel Starling ought to
know. He has been guarding the
j President since he took office and
; has been either a member of or
chief of the White House secret
service detail for some 25 years.
His place usually is at the Presi
dent’s side, but he has proven
himself such an expert at mak
ing advance arrangements for the
President that ha has drawn away
from his regular job whenever
the nation’s chief executive de
cides to take a trip anywhere.
Colonel Starling gone over
every foot of the route the Presi
dent will travel from the time he
leaves his train Saturday morn
ing at Florida City until he
draws up at the cabana near the
submarine ways in the naval sta
tion. The blue-eyed secret serv
! ice chief is in complete charge of
f arrangements. It was he who in
i structed Capt. W. Curry Harris, of
Battery E, 265th Coast Artillery,
Florida National Guard, and Ma
jor William' V. Albury, of the
265th Regiment, in what should
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| WEEKEND SPECIALS
Snapdragons and Astars 50c bnch.
Gladioli SI.OO doz.
STRUNK FLOWERS
1211 Catharine St.

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