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Associated Press Day Wire
Service
For 59 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
VOLUME LX. No. 42.
ROOSEVELT ARRIVES IN KEY WEST
Key West La Semana Alegre
Opens Tomorrow With Week
Of Colorful Events, Shows
Historical Pageant; Flow
er Show; Key West Art;
Outboard Stunt Show;
Velada Of Joy
Opening tomorrow Key West
will celebrate probably the most
successful La Semana Alegre or
week of joy in its history with
with the visit of President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the
weekend of the Semana unoffi
cially setting the week off to a
splendid and colorful start.
During the w‘eek there will be
an historical pageant, an Atlantic
Aquatic Outboard Stunt Team
Show, a Hobby and Handicraft
Show, Mid Season Exhibit of Key
West Society of Artists; Art
Center Students Open Air Show
ings; Engravings by William Ho
garth Exhibition, a Grito de
Baire Velada, concerts by Key
West Hospitality Band, annual
three day tropical flower show
by Key West Garden Club, Key
West Camera Club Show, bas
ketball and baseball games, an
nual Night in Havana cabaret by
City of Key West and Police De
partment, and scores of club and
lodge meetings open to visitors.
Celebration of El Grito de
Baire will be Friday at San Car
los Hall with a Velada or pro
gram of joy in rememberance of
the call to arms of the Cuban
people in the little town of Baire
in central Cuba to throw off the
oppression of the Spanish rulers.
Most of the numbers on the pro
gram will be in Spanish and will
include songs, addresses and
poems.
“Night In Havana”, the annual
cabaret will feature Denise
Parker, internationally known
dancing star for the show, who
has arrived in Key West. The
city of Key West will present its
talented dancing star, Gerald
Pinder who will be Denise
Parker’s partner.
Denise Parker began her
carter on the London stage. She
studit'd at Steadman’s Dancing
Academy in Leciester Square,
specialized in Russian Ballet un
der Mde. Clerce at Tottenham
Court Rd. She was understudy
to M iss Phyllis Bedell, England’s
Pavlova, in Albert de Conivelles’
Revue “Hotch-Potch” playing at
the Duke of York Theater in
London. Toured the Provinces as
Primiere danceuse of the same
Revue for one year. After com
ing to America she joined the
Chicago Civic Opera Cos. and
danced in the opera Ballets “Car
men. Aida. Samson and Delilah,
Faust, I.a Traviata. Since being
with the Miami Federal Music
Project she has trained the
Corps de Ballet for the Opera
Aida, n Trovatore and a number
of interpretative dances. Spark
ing supporting numbers will be
in the cabret which is under the
direction of Mrs. Eva Warner of
the W.P.A. Recreation Depart
ment.
The Historical Pageant which
opens Wednesday in an open air
setting under the stars of a tropi
(Continued on Page Six)
i Celebrate Tonight
j SLOPPY JOE’S
FAMOUS BAR
i Com* out and done* and JOIN
IN THE SINGING lad by
CLYDE and EDDIE
S** the Champion
RHUMBA DANCER
Mak* M*rry At Sloppy Joe's
EXCELLENT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS--FT. JEFFERSON CRUISES-$lO ALL EXPENSE TWO-DAY TOUR...PRICE TOURS 505 DUVAL STREET-PHONE 124
©lje 2Ccy Hirst Citizen
THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A.
TRAVELLING CAR
! HERE DRAWING,
| MANY ORDERS
t
KEY WESTER DeLUXE BUILT
BY E. L. GRAUEL;’ AMAZ
ING ARRAY OF MODERN
COMFORTS WELL PLANNED
E. L. Grauel, former Edison
Laboratory chaftsman. who ex
hibited an amazing fully-equip
ped for living sedan here with
every modern convenience, has
received a special offer to build
two of the Key Wester DeLuxe
models, as he calls them, and will
employ Key West craftsmen.
“Each car that will be con
structed will be an individual
problem to conform to the pur
chaser’s needs”, Mr. Grauel said.
Praise for Key West tinners, ma
chine shopmen and wood crafts
men cam? from Mr. Grauel, who
knows craftsmanship. He
will empltw all local labor since
he is retired the Edison
Laboratory work and does not in
tend to start working again. The
demand may eventually result in
a factory here, Mr. Grauel stated.
A description of the car was
| printed in The Citizen some
months ago and the story was
picked up by a trade journal in
which the two Chicago buyers
saw it and made a special trip
here to buy two of the cars. A
similar car with nowhere near
the beauty and utility of this
model has resulted in a million
dollar business in a northern city.
Among the advantages of the
car is economy running of the
. larger cars of the market, which
; can be purchased cheaply every-
I where, a double bed, hot and
cold running water, cooking uten
sils, buffet, privacy curtains, air
cooling and heater. Dresses can
be stored at full length without
wrinkling. Special screening
protects against mosquitoes and
even sandflies. Hat holder and
folding mirror. A practical, fully
sanitary toilet complying with all
government regulations, library
and magazine reading space, stor
age for linens and bed clothes.,
Large trunk space. Plenty of
tool space for fishing equipment.
Driving chains are removable and
stored in special rubber cover
• itigs. Nothing is tied on or show
ing in the car. The cost com
pares with that of an ordinary
trailer.
A REAL BUY FOR THE DE
VELOPER—S2.3B acres on Long
Island (Plantation Key), with
waterfront on Bay of Florida and
ride entrance on Taverrier Creek,
which mak*s it a Fisherman's
Paradise. Ideal spot for a fish
ing camp and hunter's lodge as
the choice of fish and game are
waiting for a bite at all times.
Persons interested may communi
cate with owner. Mrs. Wm. G.
Camero, 211 Whitehead street.
Key West. Florida. feblß-llx
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Guest Soloist
{ and
| Rev. Thomas C. Jones j
Guest Minister
at the
FIRST METHODIST
(Stone) CHURCH
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Dear Mr. President:
We hope you enjoyed your trip down Gverreas highway, which you helped make
possible by approving a loan to cover the wcrk, and we hope you were pleased with
the enthusiastic reception we accorded yo u as you drove along the streets of our city
cn the way to the naval station. We kno v that we enjoyed seeing and greeting you,
for the majority of us never before saw you in the fle3h and long have yearned for an
opportunity to give voice to our sentiment i regarding you.
I■ • ;
You have been quite ill, we understand, and for that reason we are very sorry.
Knowing you just recently left a sick bed and knowing that you must need rest and
relaxation, we 11 try not to disturb you during your stay in our neighborhood. Key
Westers are hospitable people and they knew that true hospitality requires that you,
guest, be left to your own devices unless you otherwise direct. Anything you want
M we’ll do our best to supply. If some misguided Republican attempts to intrude
cn ycur privacy just call up our chief of po ice or the sheriff’s office and the boys will
come arunning. They’ll back up the sailo rs, soldiers and secret servicemen down at
the navy yard and see that the miscreant s pends the night in one of cur coolers.
We usually strive to please all our guests, but in ycur case it deesn’t take much
striving. You and your administration have r.bown a lot of consideration for the peo
ple of this community and they are duly g rateful. When we were at the lowest ebb
|of cur fortunes, what with this and that hitting us smack in our faces, the govern
mental agencies you represent came to our rescue. They fed our people, many of
whom had drawn their belts so tight they locked like wrist watch bands. Then your
administration approved a grant that enabled cur own workmen to build a fine
sewer and water system. The fact we havan’t anv water to Dut in it is beside the
point. Our people were not allowed to starve —that’s the print. (Incidentally some
i lewlife up at New Orleans is trying to hold up $250,000 of that grant and pretty soon
a lot cf our workmen are going to start hitching up their belts again.)
However, don’t let that worry you. We’ll get along somehow. What we want
i ycu to do is get some real rest and then go fishing in blue water that has fish in it. Be
sure to take along a competent Key West guide. There are several such. Why, one
, | man here guided Hoover to some nice catches. But, maybe, you don't want to go
,; fishing with a man who gave Hoover a break even though it v/as just a mess of eating
fish which, under certain conditions, sme 1 like seme of Hccver's economic epigrams.
| Well, anyway, take out a good Key West guide. Just tell him what variety of fish
you’d like to take and sure as shooting you’ll be taking ’em in no time at all. Some
of fhesd guides around here know the nam~i and address of every fish within 100 miles
cf Key Weft. \) ;
Mr. President we could think of a lot of nice things to say about ycu, but we won’t
go into them at this time. We’ll tell you the rest of them when you come back this
way another time. Also we know you got a lot of reading tc do and when you get
through The Citizen and the New York T.mes you’ll want to take a little nap.
Again we bid you welcome, hope you s con enjoy t&e tops in health like the rest of
us Key Westers and have the best of luck o i your firhing forays. Even the Miami
Herald will have to tell the truth about your catches.
Respectfully and sincerely,
The Citizens Of Key West
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1939
Welcome, Mr. President!
HEAVY TRAVEL
TO KEY WEST
ABOARD CUBA
OVER THREE HUNDRED PAS
SENGERS ARRIVE YESTER
DAY; TWO HUNDRED FOR
KEY WEST
When the S.S. Cuba docked
yesterday afternoon at the P. &
O. S. S. Company wharf, shortly
after 4 o’clock, there were 336
passengers on the vessel, 200 of
whom were for Key West, and
136 for Tampa and St. Peters
burg.
Listed on the manifest of S.S.
Cuba were the following items:
For Key West, three tons of
freight, six autmobiles and sev
en sacks of mail; lor Tampa, 64
tons of freight, no mail and no
automobiles.
When the ship sailed at 5:30 p.
m. for Tampa it carried eight
first cabin and two second cabin
passengers, who had booked at
Key West, and one automobile.
SCHOOL PROJECT
BEING CONTINUED
Announcement has been offi-
made, that . the .project
which has been carried
' at Harris School
and which was approved by the
President is to be continued.
This project was sponsored by
the Board of Public Instruction
of Monroe county and provides
for the renovation of the school
and includes concrete work, plas
tering, varnishing and plumbing
and considerable work of a mi
nor nature.
The work will require approxi
mately 17,790 man hours and
there will be 25 men employed.
Entire cost of the work will be
$10,162. The government’s part
of the funds is $9,802 and the
balance is the contribution of the
sponsors.
SPONGE SALE
HELD FRIDAY
i ' >
Buyers of spwsge yesterday as
sembled at tlie municipal dock at
the foot pf (Caroline street to
make their offerings for a lot of
recently gathered sponge, the
first of any size which had been
offered to buyers in a number of
weeks.
There were 193 bunches of
wool, some of them of excellent
texture and size, and one of the
lots which contained 100 bunch
es of this class brought a price
of approximately $4 56 the
bunch.
Others of the wool offerings |
brought varying prices, which to- i
tailed $119.26. All wool sales!
brought a price of $575.24. There I
were but two offerings of yellowj
sponge, one of 34 bunches bring
ing $19.75 and another of six j
bunches selling for $2.15.
Total sales of 193 bunches’t&f'
wool and 40 bunched bf-'ywltew!
brought a price of $597J4., cf T j
DANCE TONIGHT w j
AT
Pena’s Garden Of Roses
GOULD CURRY'S Seven-Piece
Orchestra
i
No Admission or Cover Charge
AQUAPLANE RIDES
BY
Key West Boat Club
AT A NOMINAL CHARGE
Yacht Basin 2 PM.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Streets literally Lined
By Residents To Glimpse
Nation’s Chiet Executive
OPENS GOLDEN
(GATE EXHIBIT
ROOSEVELT HEARD IN KEY
WEST BROADCAST AT
NAVAL STATION
President Roosevelt this after
• noon opened the San Francisco
Golden Gate Exposition from
Key West Naval Station in a Na
tional Broadcasting Company
Radio Address wishing the Ex
i position all possible success as
“it is an instrument of inter
national good will as well as an
expression of the material and
cultural progress of our own
; West and of our Pacific Ocean
i neighbors.
j “Although it is a far cry from
, the delightful city of Key West
to Treasure Island—my heart is
with you there in California. .
“I have never thought it unfor
i tunate that New York and San
Francisco picked the same year
for their World Fairs. ... It is
*ny sincere hope that 1939 will
•'toitriess a swing around the whole
American circle —that will give
some realization of our resources
and our blessings and, more im
portant, emphasize the essential
unity of American interests.
; “The eleven western states
who are partners in this Exposi
tion constitute a great area which
; is of incalculable importance to
the prosperity of the United
States. . .from what I saw last
July I can well imagine the
beauty of the completed under
taking.
“I am quite open and unasham
ed in my liking for expositions.
They perform a distinct service
. . .stimulate the travel that re
sults inevitably in a larger degree
of national unity by making
Americans know their America
and their fellow Americans”.
WILSON WARD TO
SUCCEED BROTHER
NAMED BY CONE TO TAKE
.
6VER OFFICE OF COUN
-7 n >
TY JUDGE
i
Illy Anioi'liilrtl I’rfMl
TALLAHASSEE, Feb. 18.—
Governor Cone appointed Chas.
Wilson Ward of Fort Myers as
Lee county judge, effective
March 1.
He succeeds his brother, David
Elmer Ward, who was elected
last November to a four-year
term in the state senate. Wilson
i Ward’s term as judge will run to
■ Jan., 1941.
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FLOOR SHOW
TONIGHT
RAUL’S CLUB
John Pritchard's Dance
Orchestra
NO ADMISSION CHARGE
ii t - ,FT *•
She MAXUJELLCa^c
1400 N. MIAMI AVENUE
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For Wholesale Quotations on FURNITURE and FURNISHINGS
MAXWELL VENETIAN BUNDS
RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
Soo or Phono G. A. PATTON, Local Represenialire
PHONE 9108 SIBONEY INN, 705 DIVISION STREET
Key West, Florida, has the
most equable climate in the
country; with an average
range of only 14* Fahrenheit
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Said That “Everything
Was Magnificent; Very
Appreciative Of Warm
Welcome Extended’’
i
President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt and party arrived
in Key West this afternoon
at 3 o’clock and proceeded
to Kev West Naval Station
where he greeted navy, city
officials and their wives and
asked many questions about
Key West harbor.
Mayor Willard M. Al
bury who accompanied the
President from the C.C.C.
Camp on West Summerlanr*
Key to Key West was told
by him that “Everything was
magnificent. The streets cf
all the towns alcng the way
were so clean and nice. I
appreciate very much the
warm welcome here’’.
Concerning the Overseas
Highway, Mr. Roosevelt
, said that the structure was
amazing and that it was Lc<
yond his expectations. At the
Station he looked out at the
protected Submarine base
and pcinting cut the new
steel finger piers asked what
they were fcr. He was told.
He then asked how much
water Key West Harboi*
had. Lee Pierce said that
it had 25 feet. Charts were
then shown him. Photo
graphers took photos of the
President who was sitting in
the shiny, black car with
Mayor Albury with the de
stroyers Childs and Warring
ton as a background and a
trcop of naval officers drawn
up at attention.
Guard Highway
Guards over the highway were
placed at an early hour this
morning to prevent passage be
ing "made over the road v’bich
would, possibly, in any manner
interfere with the President and
l his party.
Bus of the Florida Motor Lines
! which left at 7 o’clock this mnrn
|ing travelled no further than the
; Stock Island bridge where it wa.>
• turned back by guards, and the
passengers were informed that
they would be able to leave at a
later hour, after the arrival of
the President.
s Agent William L. Arnold in
(Continued on Page Six)
PRESIDENT
ROOSEVELT
AND PARTY
Young Democratic Club
of Monroe County
Heartily Welcomes You To
KEY WEST. FLA.
Isadore L. Weintraub,
President

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