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ffilj* ICejj Went Citizen
Published Daily Except Sunday By
THE tH LUE.\ PUBLISHING CO„ INC.
L. P. AHTMAX. President and Publlaher
JOE AI.I.KA, Assistant Business Manager
Prom The Citizen Building
..... Corner Greene and Ann Streets
Only' Daily Newspaper in Key West and Monroe
... County
hint r'd at Key West, Florida, as second class matter
Member of the Associated Press
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use
for republication of all news dispatches credited to
it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also
the local news published here.
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Three Months —-• *-50
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SPECIAL NOTICE
All reading' notices, cards of thanks, resolutions of
respect, obituary notices, etc., will be charged for at
the rate of 10 cents a line.
Noti.es for entertainment by churches from which
a revenue is to be derived are 6 cents a line.
The Citizen is an open forum and invites discus
sion of public issues and subjects of local or general
interest but it will not publish anonymous communi
cations. *
Key West, the capital of the United
States—for a day.
When the scnool boy plays hookey, it
is his first indication of class hatred.
Proper newspaper advertising pays
dividends to the advertisers and the
,>eader.
A bright Sunday School boy de
scribed “sins of omission” as “sins we in
tended to commit but didn’t.”
“For Sunshine, Climate^Health and Rest,
The Travel-wise will choose Key West.”
—Ernest L. Elmhurst.
Most persons will admit that they
have been foolish at times, but % would re
ject the suggestion that they are still that
way.
Citizen Ernest Hemingway is quoted
as .having said that in order to be an ex
pert deep-sea angler, one must know how
to suffer—just like a great singer.
There are more people in Key West
now than there were during the Overseas
Highway Celebration last year. Quite
naturally, President Roosevelt is the draw
ing card.
Practically everybody wants to up
hold the Constitution when it takes care
of them or their interests, but what the
Constitution requires is support all the
time and by all.
Let us hope that the weatherman will
be polite and considerate and continue
during President Roosevelt’s visit this de
lightful weather with which Key West is
being blessed at the present time.
While neither Mussolini nor Hitler
have the power to dictate who is to be the
next pope, a Mussolini controlled paper
demands that the next pope be an Italian,
in fact mentions a few who would be per
•-pona grata if chosen.
• Public hearings will start March 15
on-the Florida ship canal. Senators An*
d£ws and Pepper favor the project, but
iZSpresentative Cannon will have to shoot
m •the Antis. He will be furnished with |
plenty of ammunition.
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“C Florida’s Great Seal shows a back
ground of mountains, yet there are no
mountains in Florida, the highest elevation
'being 325 feet. Perhaps the designers had
in mind the lofty ideals of this Common
wealth and depicted the mountains as
■ symbols of its aims and aspirations.
Mayor Albury will be seated with
President Roosevelt on the way to Key
vja the Overseas Highway. The
""President is an observant individual and a
ZJfnistent questioner. This column hopes
_our genial mayor will know all the an
rs. As one of the Highway Commis
sioners he is qualified to do just that, and
; -Key West may feel comfortably satisfied
-that its representation is in capable hands.
-2T~ It is possible, though remotely, that
American Cardinal will be named as
the successor of Pius XI. Cardinal O'Con
nell is too old to be thought of, besides is
not a well man; Cardinal Mundelein is
persona non grata in the totalitarian states,
so Cardinal Dougherty is the remaining
one to be considered, but hasn’t much
chance of election as Mussolini’s influence
will undoubtedly sway the Italian car
dinals who outnumber the others by a big
;; .priority.
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BROTHERHOOD WEEK
1
The growth of totalitarianism abroad,
both fascist and communist, makes it par
ticularly appropriate that this year’s ob
servance of Brotherhood Week, under the j
auspices of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews, should be devoted to
the theme, “Democracy and Freedom.”
America has more to fear from the propa
ganda of subversive elements from within
than frqm attach by any outside nation or
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group: The United States can perform its
most use f*Lse*y ice t<£- civilization by mak
ing demoMAci We must re
pudiate a\Jh<j|>ries of hatred. The Amer
ican population includes the descendants
of forty old world nations, people of all j
racial strains, followers of every great liv
ir.g religion. If we allow hate and rumor
mongers to set grbup against group, we j
are lost.
Strife between Christians and Jews, j
Catholics and Protestants, was introduced 1
by more than one subversive organizer in \
Europe, who wanted to get factions fight
ing among themselves, that they might i
step in to dictate over all. American demo
cracy needs mutual trust and cooperation
amtrttlH'Protestants, Catholics and Jews.
That'% the message of Brotherhood Week.
A great deal of propaganda is being
spread in both South and North America
to weaken the faith of Americans in demo
cracy and freedom. This propaganda
takes its most vicious form in a libelous
campaign against particular racial and
religious groups. Sometimes this propa
ganda is disseminated under high-sound
ig and patriotic phases. It is, however,
completely un-American, and its objective, ■!
far from being patriotic, is to foist totali
tarian principles uppn the people of this
country. This propaganda of prejudice
and hatred is not the spontaneous reaction
of decent Americans; it is a carefully or
ganized, well-financed, unscrupulous cam
paign to break down traditional American
concepts of tolerance, religious freedom,
justice and fair play. Any attempt to
blame a single group for economic ills, |
political situations or ideological systems
is vicious, unscrupulous and without any 1
basis in fact. Such attempts will be re
jected by every decent American no mat- ;
ter what his faith or political leanings or
economic status.
America must, and will, set an ex
ample to the world by rejecting all doc
trines of hatred, and by making goodwill !
and cooperation among all faiths, classes
and groups a reality.
THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER
A recent bulletin of the American
Newspaper Publishers Association carries
word of the newspaper advertising views
of Safeway Stores, Inc., a large Western
food chain. These views could be profit
ably emulated by industry and commerce j
in general.
In brief, the Safeway company be
lieves that newspapers of regular publica- j
tion, large and small, perform an im
portant public service, and that advertis
ing revenue is essential to keeping the
price|(Charged the subscriber, low enough
to bring the paper within financial reach
of every possible family.
The company believes that when the
so-called free circulation newspaper at
tempts to lure advertisers, using a lower !
rate as bait, “it is the beginning of a vicious
circle—first, depleting the established
publication; next, through bankruptcy,
depriving the community of such news
service; encouraging the free distribution !
paper into becoming a paid circulation and
news distributing publication, followed by
additional free circulation papers and thus
completing the cycle.”
Finally, the Safeway company in
structs its division managers to avoid using
handfcjffis and free distribution papers ex- I
absolutely necessary, and then
!-‘*P he . job shops of local regular news
j where possible.
fe is a logical and progressive
policy." The local newspaper fills a vital
place in the American scene. It is more j
than a business—it is a record of the times
in which we live. Through news and com
ment it brings to its readers knowledge of
what is going on at home—as well as what
is going on in the far flung capitals of the
world. Measured by the rigid yardstick
of dollars-and-cents alone, the newspaper
advertiser gets his full money’s worth—
and at the same time makes possible the
! existence of an irreplaceable institution.
T#E KEY WEST CITIZEN
! KE Y WEST IN
! DAYS GONE BY
!
I Happenings Here Just 10 Veers >
Ago Today As Taken From
The Files of The Citiaen
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] Rescue work by means of a
diving bell will be conducted on
the submarine S-4 this afternoon
in the harbor. The bell will be I
lowered over the open hatch of
the submerged submarine and
. the men will emerge from the
submarine into the bell and be
raised to the surface. This test
!is considered of minor import
j ance as it can be .used only an
calm weather, and when the sub
marine is lying upright. The Mal
lard and submarine returned to
, port this morning after finishing
the escape tests at a depth of 120
; feet, 40 miles out at sea. The
tender and sub anchored off
Smith’s Shoals last night and
came into_port this morning. The
escape tests were brought to a
close yesterday when Lieutenant
C. B. Momsen and Chief Torpedo
man Edward Kalinoski left the
sub at the depth of 120 feet in
1 the Gulf of Mexico and by means
of the new escape devices reach
ed the surface safely. The escape
definitely proved that the escape
lock and lung are practicable at
any depth and that the men who
lost their lives were not sacrific
ed in vain. Escapes had already
been made from 40 to 70 feet,
but those of today and yester
day, were convincing evidence
that the equipment tested is up
to the minute for the work for
which it was intended.
County commissioners will
convene in special session 8
o’clock tonight at the county
court house for a conference
with a representative of the
American Automobile Associa
tion, who has requested the board
to hear him on a question of
travel .by tourists and highways. .
Following the request a. caucus
was held by the board and the
matter was explained to the
members present. It was then
agreed to call a special meeting
of the board and it was so au
thorized.
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Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Johnstone
i and Miss H. Johnstone, of New
York, are resting easily at a lo
cal tourist hotel today following
| their frightful experience of yes
terday when their automobile
left the highway and plunged to
the boggy water through which
the road was built to Summer
land Key.
Editorial comment: According
to Domingo Milord, who was
j Cuban Consul in Key West for
many years, Herbert Hoover will
visit Havana shortly after his in
auguration on March 4. It is es
timated the President will be in
Key West for a few hours on his
way over on his return. This
city’s proximity to Cuba has its
advantages.
George W. Dunlap, who, for the
past two years, has been the gen
eral clerk in the offices of the
Key West Electric Cos., has been
transferred to a position in the
accounting department of the Sa
vannah Electric Cos., and left by
rail last night for his station.
Miss Thelma Olsen and Leslie
Russell, graduate of the Key
( West High School, will be united
in marriage next Sunday even
ing in Fleming Street Methodist
church, with the pastor, Rev.
Sterling Gardner, officiating.'
Miss Grace Olsen, sister of the
I bride, and Miss Elizabeth Baker (
i will be the bridesmaids and Mrs.
Ingurthe Pinder, matron of hon-J
or. George Adams and Frank
Sheppard will stand with the
groom.
Reward of SIOO is being offer
ed by the city council of Key j
West for the arrest and cbnvic-
Ition of the party or parties who
punctured or cut a number of
automobile tires near the Casa
Marina Hotel on the night of
j February 12. An official notice .
of the reward is in The Citizen
1 today.
>■■■! Pm— n* m •—*
BENJAMIN LOPEZ
FUNERAL HOME
1895
Licensed Funeral Directors;
end EmbahjMrs
24 Hour Ambulance Service j
j Phone 135 Might 694
The Favorite la Kay West
THT IT TODAY
| STAR * BRAND '
CUBAN COFFEE
j ON SALE AT ALL GROCERS |
<oeeeeoeeeeeeneeeeeeeeeer i
PROF. H. O’BRYANT
EULOGIZES LINCOLN
AT LIONS MEETING
i
ORGANIZATION DESIGNATED
OFFICIAL LOCAL CLUB IN
STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORI
AL DRIVE
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Prof. Horace O’Bryant, princi
pal of Key West High School was
the speaker at the meeting of the
Lions Club Thursday evening at
Stone Church Annex. The session
commemorated Abraham Lin
coln’s Birthday and Prof. O’Bry
ant’s address was on the “Char
acter Of Lincoln”.
Declaring Abraham Lincoln to
be generally recognized as “the
greatest president of the U. S,’\
Prof. O’Bryant called attention to
the many sterling qualities of the
Civil War president. “Without
almost unsurmountable difficuli
.ties in political, state and domes
tic affairs, it was a wonder that
Mr. Lincoln ruse to the majestic
heights he did”. The speech was
appropriately climaxed with a
recitation from memory of “Lin
coln’s Gettysburg Address”.
The Lions'Club has been desig
nated the official local organiza
tion to assist in the state-wide
drive to raise funds for the Ste
phen Foster Memorial. Local
choral groups will be contacted
asking for cooperation in staging
a concert made up of Stephen
Foster’s songs, this during the
week of February 27-March 4.
Twelve members of the club
volunteered for Scene, 2 of the
Historical Pageant, and a special
rehearsal was called >for next
Sunday afternoon.
Guests of the club were Miss
Christine Calico, Mrs. Anne Liv
ingston and Mrs. Eva Warner.
COMINGHERETO
CHECK UP AUTOSI
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According to the office of Tax |
Collector Frank H. Ladd, agents
of the Motor' Vehicle Bureau of
Florida are expected to arrive in
Key West on February 19,
and start the regular check on
motor vehicles without the 1939
license tags.
There will be several, , of the
agents in the city at that time
and what their actions will be
cannot be predicted. But it is a
well-established fact that there
will not be as much leniency
shown as has been the case in
the past.
They have been taking the
cars found without the 1939 li
cense, arresting the owners, stor
ing the vehicles, and when the
cases have been disposed of in
court, the owners pay all the
charges, including the fees for
storage, if they are found guilty.
There have been sold to the
present time 1,361 tags, which is
a larger number than were sold
at this time last year, but is still
far short of the 1,700 sales antici
pated by the tax collector at the
beginning of the sales period.
Subscribe to The Citizen — 20c
weekly. *\
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SON BORN TO
GOMEZ FAMILY
Mr. and Mrs. King Gomez an
nounce the birth yesterday 1
o’clock in the afternoon of a son.
Mother and baby are both doing
nicely.
The youngster weighs 10
pounds, and upon the arrival of
the President today was given
the name of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt Qomtz.
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Are We Willing?
Well. I Guess We Are
When a certain officer of the
governor’s died, there were
some applicants for the post and
some were indecently impatient.
While the dead colonel was await
ing burial cne aspirant button
holed the governor, asking:
“Would you object to my tak
ing the place of the colonel?”
“Not at all”, the governor re
plied. “See the undertaker’’.
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Tommy Ryan—June Storey
ORPHAN of the STREET
also
COMEDY NEWS
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CASA MARINA
Key West's
Hotel De Luxe
AMERICAN PLAN
200 Delightful Rooms, Each
With Private Bath
Beautiful Cocktail Lounge
DANCING NIGHTLY
Dave Garson’s Orchestra
PETER SCHUTT, Manager
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j Deepsea and Key Westj
Reef Fishing
on the
Charier Boat
“MARLIN”
CAPT. FRANK GATES !
1 Phone . . .
! K. W. Citizen—Phone 51 or 157 !
LA CONCHA HOTEL
In the Center of the Business
and Theater District
Open The Year Around
Garage Elevator Fireproof
ii Ask For—
STRONG ARM |
Brand
COFFEE
| Uniform. Delicious—Always j
Dependable
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1939
OVERSEAS CAFE & LODGE
Marathon, Fla. Phone No. 4
“The Best in Food and Rooms"
Batween Key West and Miami
COMPLETE GARAGE SERVICE
Charley Toppino. Prop.
TROPICAL SAILINGS
on the
‘BALMY DAYS’
DE LUXE MOTOR SAILER
DAILY TRIPS
Leave 9:30 A. M. and 2 P. M.
from PORTER DOCK
Delightful 2Vi Hour Trip
See Key West From The Seal
j MONROE THEATER
I Dick Powell and Olivia
De Havilland
HARD TO GET
Matinee — Balcony 10c, Or-
I chestra 15-20 c; Night—ls-25c
! NO NAME LODGE I
j Famous Bahia Honda Fishing
j Reef - Tarpon - Permit -
Bone Fishing
I Cottages—sl per person and up
| Stone Crab Dinners a Specialty
1 Phone No Name Key No. I
For Information
1 PIRATES COVE I,
FISHING CAMP
Pirates Cove, Sugar Loaf Key 1
BEST FISHING IN FLORIDA
Individual CABINS with
Appointments for the
Discriminating
CHARTER BOATS ,

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