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Associated Press Day Wire
Service
For 59 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
ViOLUME LX. No. 43.
Presidcta&Rjbosevek Left
Key WesfcsMurday Night
Chief Executive Of f !¥asion
Heads For Caribbean To
Witness Fleet Maneu
vers
It it not at all probable Presi
dent Roosevelt will return to the
United States after the navy war
games by way of Key West, well
informed members of his party i
indicated Saturday night when
the USS. Housieafand the De
stroyer Warrington,' one trans- i
porting and the other escorting J
the nation's chief executive, dis-1
appeared over the southern!
horizon.
The probabilities are, these ob
servers declared, the President;
will return to Washington by
way of either Miami or Charles-1
ton. That means the chief ex-!
ecutive will not find time to fish
Key West waters as he originally
had planned.
May Cut Stay Short
One reason for the change in
the plans is that the President is
worried about certain develop
ments abroad and may have to
cut short his stay with the fleet
to hurry back to the White
House. In that case he probably
would return to the mainland on
the Warrington, for the Houston,
her funnels painted yellow, has
been assigned a definite part with
the defending navy units under
command of Vice Admiral Adol
phus Andrews, in working out
“problem 20”.
The Warrington is ready to re
ceive the President any time he
wants to board her. Ramping
has been constructed from deck
to deck and to the bridge that
the navy’s commander-in-chief
may be able to move about free
ly when he does go aboard.
May Visit Cuba •
Some of those identified with
the presidential party expressed
the belief the President may
suddenly decide to pay a surprise
visit to Cuba, Haiti or some other
Caribbean country in further
ance of the “good neighbor”
policy of his administration. In
that case he Would leave the
Houston which has a draft of 22.5;
feet and board the Warrington
which would be able more easily
to enter shallow waters.
“President Roosevelt often 1
changes his plans and it would 1
not be unlike him to pay a sur- j
prise visit to one or more of the
countries flanking the Carib- 1
bean,” one of tHbpresidential
party said. “He hqpes to re
main away from Washington un
til March 3 or 4, but conditions
now shaping abroad may force j
an earlier return. All the way j
down Florida Keys Saturday he 1
discussed the foreign situation
wpth Admiral William D. Leahy,
chief of naval operations.”
Familiar With Problem
That the President is not un- \
familiar with the probiem being l
worked out by the navy in the
Caribbean in defense of the
Panama Canal Zone was shown
when he turned to Mayor Wil
lard M. Albury, coming down
Roosevelt boulevard Saturday
and said, pointing to the navy
seaplanes anchored off Trumbo
section: ’ -ifratm
“Well, those planes will soon
be taking wing to perform their
part in the war maneuvers.” < |
In this connection it was learn
ed this Weekend that, it is pos
sible the navy seaplanes now
stationed here will return for a
day or two to Key West after
the war games. At all events
the planes will return to base at
Norfolk, Va., shortly after con- i
elusion of the Caribbean exer
cises and remain there until time:
to participate in the opening of;
the world’s fair at New York.
The men and equipment are
ready to move toward the Carib-.,
bean at a moment’s notice. The 1
officers know their problem and
what they have to do, and now
a Wait only the word to go out
and do it ■ j
EXCELLENT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS-FT. JEFFERSONCtUISES-SIOALb EXPENSE TW(M>AY TOUR-PRICE TOURS 505 DUVAL STREET-PHONE 124
©lje IKetj West (Hitiseii
\ THE S OUTHId IN MOST *N E ifr SPACER IN TjtE'U. S. A.

PRESIDENT RECEIVES
TWO 21-GUN SALUTES
The last view of President
Franklin Roosevelt Key
Westers had was as he en
tered a navy shoreboat and
proceeded to the Cruiser
Houston anchored in the
outer harbor with four ten
ounce rods and one light steel
rod rigged and ready for ac
tion.
As the President started
out the Houston fired the 21
gun presidential salute and
imm£*taly afterwards Fort
Taylog Vired its 21 gun salute.
At of the Break
watenfpieriaj crowd of about
3.000 'Ke^'Westers and tour
ists betfet tltto a cheer as die
President 'passed and Mr.
Roosevelt waved and flashed
his famous smile. Other
naval shoreboats then ran
alongside the officers cabana
to pickup newspapermen and
newsreelmen, the President's
baggage and other baggage.
The water was a beautiful
green under the President as
his tiniest boat, the smallest
of the contingent, proceeded
out to the Houston, from
whose smokestacks poured a
white belch of smoke as it
“got up steam”.
Once aboard the Houston
proceeded to the area in
which the naval Caribbean
war games were taking
ptac*
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DUNCANS BACK j
IN ISLAND CITY
MUCH UNEASINESB FELT FOR
THEIR SAFETY WHILE
IN CHILE
B. M. Duncan, general mana
ger of the Overseas Road and Toll,
Bridge District, and Mrs. Duncan,
who had been visiting in South
America for about two months,
are back in Key West and at their
home on Eagle Avenue.
Mr. Duncan was a delegate to
the Pan-American Highway con- j
ference in Santiago, Chile, and
Mrs. Duncan this morning told
The Citizen that she was afraid
she was not a good traveler, as, I
while they had a delightful time,
she did not feel at anytime as
happy as when she returned
home to Key West.
For several days after the
fearful earthquake was experi
enced iti, Chile, there was much
uneasiness felt on the part of
friends fq*\ the safety of the Dun
cans, and this feeling of uneasi
ness was not dispelled until a
telegram from Sumner Welles,
acting seoretary of state, gave the
assurance they were lafe on
board the Santa Maria, bound for
the United States.
TRIPS PICKPOCKET
NEW YORK.—George Modalle
of this city was arrested as a
pickpocket in a subway as the
result of a girl sticking out her!
foot and tripping him when he
attempted to get away.
GIVEN FREEDOM
CHlCAGO.—Amerigo Bertolini
of this city, in jail for robbery,
was freed because since his arrest
he had dwindled from 225 to 150
pounds, had had all his teeth
pulled, and was, therefore un
recognizable to the state wit
ness.
SPECIAL MEETING!
KEY WEST
CHARTER BOATMEN’S
ASSOCIATION
TONIGHT—MONDAY.
8:00 o'Clock
Headquarters—FJE.C. DOCK
Important matters to discuss—
all members urged to attend.
VERAL ROBERTS.
Secretary.
Society Ladies Rouvdap
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Give ’em their boots and saddles and these rip sriortingv‘lassies f?om fashionable
homes in Santa Barbara, Cal, will round up cattle and yippie Around the corral with
the best of western cowhands. West coast s:>ciety prides itself: on its participation' in
rugged outdoor ranch sports. ~ ; , ;v v .
CAPTAIN NOBLE
IS PRAISED FOR
HIS EFFICIENCY
INSPECTOR OF STEAMSHIPS
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COMPLIMENTS SKIPPER OF
CUBA, OFFICERS AND CREW
MEMBERS
i
j Edward P. White, Jr., princi
i pal travelling inspector of steam
ships, out of Washington, com
! pliments Captain R. H. Noble on
the efficiency of his officers and
crew on the Steamship Cuba, |
which was reinspected on Feb-1
! ruary 14 and 15 of this year.
In a letter to the captain he
writes of the pleasure the in
spection of the vessel gave and;
“the alert efficiency demonstrat-!
\ed before my eyes at the fire
drills and boat drills and later i
at the emergency drill for ‘man
over-board’, has been very grati
fying to witness and I wish to
compliment your own good self i
and your personnel on the fine
character of your performance j
and the thorough manner in;
which these drills were carried!
out.
“It has also been very pleas
ing to note the manner in which
your vessel has been kept up. I
have found her condition very
good and reflecting credit upon
the entire personnel. I wish, al
so, to take this opportunity to
thank you for the fine coopera
: tion extended to me in my re
inspection of your vessel and to
wish yourself and your good
ship’s company many successful
! and continuous voyages”.
SICK MAN TAKEN
OFF OIL_TANKER
Arild Gustavesen. member of
the personnel of the Tanker
Solitaire of the Texaco Cos., was
brought to the city this morning
and placed in the Marine hos
pital for treatment.
Wireless message was received
by the Coast Guard patrol vessel
185 this morning. Captain August
Bradley, and the vessel was tak
en out to meet the ship and bring
j Gustavesen ashore.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, r MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1939
Variaus Key West Realty
Sales, in Pad Its leeks
Several Transfers Are Also
Recortkd Covering
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Property Along FloridN
Keys
i
Realty sales during the last I
two weeks advanced into the
city rather than up on the keys
the records at.the county court
house office of Ross C. Sawyer!
reveal.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bairstow
sold to Allan B. Cleare, Jr. for!
$4,625 the 90x67 corner of South
ard and Francis streets.
In a fee simple deed C. W. |
Perez, A. E. Woodburn, Edith E.!
Moffat and Pauline Burrus Papy j
were given title to 11.02 acres on
Hog Key.
Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Albury sold
to Eddie E. Sawyer the 93x79
corner of Emma and Louisa
streets.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Rus
sell transferred to Joseph S. Rus
sell, Jr., the 43x90 comer of Pine
and Georgia streets.
C. V. Robb of Miami sold to
The Houston Company of Miami
the 150x132 property on Fleming
street near Margaret.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Crusoe
transferred to the State of Flor-j
ida an 80x90 lot on Florida
street.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lord
sold to Harry P. McDonald the
100x100 comer of Georgia street
and Seidenberg Avenue. Four i
PHONE W
l .itoh j he The Most,Complete. Stock Of H orf
Long-Leaf Velipw Pine ‘Lumber - •
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Cement, Lime, Piaster, Wall Board, Na3s, Etc.
MORE FOR MONEY AT
StRUN# DUMBER YARD
l,i Naar piydj|fcrfiSiy Dock Phona Ilf ,':
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SLADE AND MARKS
VMEDKEV WEST
John, R. Slade, assistant state
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engineer,- and Paul Marks; at
‘ "t ‘ 4 •
torney for the Road and
Toll Bridge Commission, were
welcomed callers at the office of
The Citizen to meet the publish-:
er and old friends.
Mr. Slade and Mr. Marks ar
i-.. ■
rived Saturday in the party pre- j
ceding the arrival of President,
Roosevelt, and remained in Key,
West until yesterday afternoon ;
when they lft for Miami.
other lots in the immediate j
vicinity were also sqid.
C. O. Akerman transferred to
Joseph B. Pinder property in
the city.
H. Ida Sjostrom sold to Mr.
and Mrs. E. P. Maule a lot on ,
Mandalay subdivision of Key j
Largo. Another parcel was sold |
to the Maules 'in the same sub-,
division of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.:
Araer. '• ' •
Mr. and Mrs.-Otto Stellrecht
sold to H. S. Hinkle 10.32 acres
on Key Largo.
E. Payson Johnson sold to
Ralph K. Johnson the 150x26 loti
on James street near Margaret. l
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. W. Evans
sold to Laureano Moreno two
lots on Big Pine.
Henfique Renedo sold to Mer- i
cedes Renedo. Fernandez the
50x58 property on Wong Song
Alley near Virginia street.
Wm. R. Sweeting sold to Edi- 1
son SWeeting a lot on Mate
cumbe Beach.
Visiting Ships And Planes
il To Caribbean Waters
McCall Gets Stay Of |
Execution Until Friday!
McCall Gets Stay Of
Execution Until Friday
Postponed In Order To
Permit Appeal To Su-j
preme Court Of United;
States
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RAIFORD, Feb. 20.
Franklin Pierce McCall was
snatched from the electric
chair at the eleventh hou#
today. L. F. Chapman, !
state prison superintendent,
postponed the execution of
the Cash kidnaper until 11 j
a. m Friday to permit an
appeal to the United States j
i Supreme Court.
Chapman acted a little
; more than an hour before
j the confessed abductor of
; five-year-old James Bailey ,
Cash, Jr. was scheduled to
die with Paul Fried Bunge,
condemned for slaying his
wife and two daughters at
Tampa. Bunge was ex- j
ecuted at 10:19 a. m.
Chapman said he held up j
McCall’s execution with the’
| approval of Governor Cone, i
; Cone at Jacksonville de
i dined to comment. Me*
| Call’s lawyer, C. A. Avriett, j
left immediately for Wash
ington.
! Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cash,
the victim’s parents, and W.
P. Cash, Skeegie’s uncle,
j talked with McCall in the
i death house but they said
they had not planned to
I witness the execution.
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NEWSFLASHES;
j
<ftr Aviorlilrd Prea)
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| CHUNGKING.—Japanese are
: building a Maginot Line on the
j border of Russia to prevent any
invasion of the area by that coun
try. j
LIMA.—A revolution in Peru
j during the absence of President
j Benavides was halted today by a
| faithful government man who
I killed General Rodriguez, of De
j partment of Interior, who headed j
j the revolutionary forces. Presi- i
dent Benavides returned today to
J take command of the situation. •
I
LONDON.—England may send
troops immediately to France in
case she is attacked and invaded
that a cooperative defense may
j insure effective resistance to ag
! gression.
BUENOS AlßES.—Latin Amer
i ica today opened its annual week
! of carnival.
WASHINGTON. Anti-lynch- 1
j ing bill reappeared in Congress
under anew guise and demand- 1
j ing that officers of the law be *
punished if they are guilty of
; willful neglect in not surpressing
lynchings.
.
NOTICE TO BOAT OWNERS j
AND OPERATORS
-
Your 1938-39 State License is,
past due.
| This law covers all boats en
gaged in fishing and sponging,
also all seafoods.
‘ Our boat is at Coast Guard
Basin.
;rss* .■ C. W. GASKILL,
feb2o-3t Conservation Agent
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DEFEATED ROBERTS
HM bk
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SEVENTY-TWO TO NINE
was senate vote rejecting
FDR's nomination of Floyd
H. Roberts (above) as federal
judge in Virginia.
SEWER PROJECT
OPERATIONS WILL
CLOSE APRIL 15
B. C.' MORENO. AREA STJPEfc
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VISOR OF WPA, IN RECEIPT
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OF INFORMATION FROM
HEADQUARTERS
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B. C. Moreno, acting area su
pervisor, WPA, in Key West, an
nounced Saturday that instruc
tions had been received from E.
S. Lofberg, assistant director of
operations in Jacksonville, that
all activities on the sewer proj
ect must be brought to a close
on April 15, 1939.
It is pointed out in Mr. Lof
berg’s letter that copies of letters
from Malcolm J. Miller, field rep
resentative, and Ralph W. Lang
ley, regional engineer, attached
to his letter, are of the same ten
or. i
Mr. Lofberg’s letter continues
with attention called to the ad
monition that no additional wa
ter or sewer pipe is to be pur
chased from Federal funds fort
this project and insofar as the
WPA is concerned the project
must be discontinued by April
15.
In a letter on the same subject
from Mr. Langley to James Y.
Wilson, director of operations in
Jacksonville, contains thesy
words:
“No more pipe of any kind will
be purchased for this project and
the project will be rescinded by
the Washington office on April
15.
“Between now and April 15 we
are to complete work as far as
possible to put the sewage sys
tem in operating condition, but
whether the work is completed or
not, no allocation of funds is to
be made to this project after
April 15.
“It will be noticed from my re
port on January 24 that as soon
as the sewage project is closed,
the projects now approved will
be sufficient to employ the num
ber of men now at work in Key
West, and it will be necessary for
the sponsors to furnish contribu
tions on new projects to work the
relief load on the same basis as
any other sponsors". I j • -- *: i
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COMPLETE SEARCk
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Not satis-j
fied when he found that she_had
no pocketbook, a bandit forced
Miss Florence Cochran of this!
city to take off her shoes so he'
could be sure there was no
money hidden in them. j
Key West, Florida, has the
most equable climate in the
country; with an average
range of only 14* Fahrenheit
PRICE FIVE CENTS
| Officers And Personnel Of
I Squadron Greatly Pleas
ed With Stay At This
| Port
j Four ships of the U. S. Navy,
the Cruiser Houston. Destroyers
Childs and Warrington and the
Tender Owl, former mine planter.
Which were in port Saturday aft
ernoon. have all left for an un
named rendezvous in the Carib
bean Sea. The Warrington and
the Houston left about 6 o'clock
Saturday evening and the Childs
■ and Owl left this morning.
Units of Wing Five, of the air
plane squadron, 18 in number,
! began preparations early this
morning, conducted maneuvers in
: this area, and before 6 o’clock
; they had all departed for the
rendezvous in Caribbean waters.
Going with the planes was Com
mander Victor Griffin and Com
mander L. T. Hundt.
Officers and rnen of both sea
and air units expressed them
selves as being sorry to depart so
1 hurriedly, as they have enjoyed
' themselves to the greatest extent
j since being assigned to duty in
. this area, and have made many
I friends from whom it is hard to
i part. /
were the personnel
1 of the ships and planes gratified
; at the arrangements made at the
naval station, where every wish
i of officers and men was granted,
| whenever possible, and not one
1 disturbing factor was experienced
that in any manner did not con
! tribute to their pleasure and com
fort during their stay in Key
West.
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NEW SERIAL STORY
STARTED IN CITIZEN
“Dangerous Service” by Grace
Elliott Taylor, is a rare com
bination of stirring adventure,
fine romantic feeling, and ex
-1 cellent writing. This new serial
i has started in The Citizen.
1 The story concerns gay, im
petuous Peter, who rushes in
where angels would think twice
( —his sister, Petronella, who
; hclites danger as much as she
loves Peter—sensible James, who
i hopes Petrel will stop jVqlling
Pbter out of scrapes the ’ wprld
’over—and dark, fascinatVhjj Tony
Lance, who lives too dangerously
. to share his life with a woman,
i Peter and Petronella are a
dauntless pair. Peter becomes a
foreign correspondent for a Lon
don newspaper, but he needs
Petrel even then. Together they
hit the trouble spots of the globe
—the regimes in Germany and
Russia, dissension in India riots
in Egypt, and civil war in Spain.
All the time, Petronella is in
love with Tony Lance, a British
! agent. Fate throws them togeth
er, and tears them apart.
| Events force Petrel to the con
clusion that Tony is ruthless—
that he would sacrifice their love,
even human liMtanfor duty. Life
with Tony means danger, trou
ble, horiori' i Marriage to James,
her ‘childhood * friend, means
peace %# the quiet English coun
tryside.*’ **
i Petrel losing' battle
with herself. 'Then learning that
Peter apd Tony are missing, she
i rushes to stricken Madrid. There
she finds Tony again, and realizes
that a woman can’t make terms
with love.
“Dangerous Service” is mod
i ern, exciting, provocative.
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Ahem Funeral Home
Joseph L. Plummer
Vice-President
AMBULANCE SERVICE
Phona 22211 Miami. Fla.
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