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Service For 59 Years Devoted to the Best Interests of Key West VOLUME LX. No. 45. Travel Writer Planning Article On Island City Gordon McCreagh On Yacht Lucetta; Pandora In Full Dress Ship; Max es Plan Bonefishing Well known adventure writer, Gordon MacCreagh, a guest aboard the 45 foot yacht Lucetta at the Yacht Basin is planning an article on Key West boating and fishing. Mr. McCreagh and Mrs. Mc- Creagh are guests of Commander and Mrs. Bertrand H. Perry. Mr. Perry is a member of the board of governors of the United States Power Squadron and distributed copies of rules and regulations of the non-profit organization de signed to teach navigation to The Citizen and the Chamber of Com merce. Among the novels Mr. McCreagh has published are “White Waters in Black”, “Last of the Africans”. His works have appeared in “Adventure”, “Satur- j day Evening Post’, “Motor Boat ing.” The McCreaghs and Perrys told The Citizen that Key West was the objective of their trip thus far having heard a great deal of the beautiful yachting waters of Key West and the Keys. Another party which has been along the Keys and lower Flor-, ida coast cruising on their launch j “Climax II”, a 32 footer are Mr. and Mrs. Ira Max. They will do bonefishing at Pirates Cove later. J Captain is Earl Sawyer. On the Recco 11. which is own ed bv the Crummer Bond Re funding Company, which is re funding K<*v West bods are Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Cerr. They have' been fishing in these waters and will later go to Havana. The decks are painted in white and Captain Carl Stanton said that he found “inside” white held the ; pure white color better than “out side” white. Here for fishing this month is John Oldrin and party of Dairy End. Connecticut, who arrived yesterday. They will fish aboard the cruiser Elsie B 111, Captain Wm. T. Baxter. Coast Guard Cutter Pandora arrived in port today and ex pected to leave tomorrow. It has just come back from escorting the racing yachts to the Bahamas and back in the Miami-Bahama race. This morning the Pandora and the 185 are in full dress in observance of Washington’s Birthday. Pandora’s Lieut, com mander is looking forward to their permanent base in Key West April 1 and the officers and men are at present engaged in securing accommodations. "news Times Illy AuiH>lnlrd I’rm) ••••■••••■•*•••****** LONDON.— -British Parliament approved anew enlistment of 6,- 000 men for the aviation corps, bringing the total to 102,000 men. England had been having trouble with enlisment but the present spuit shows that it is out of that difficulty. ROME.— Premier Benito Mus solini today wired Generalissimo Franco that Italian troops would aid him in Spain “until final vic tory". Balkan Entente today recognized the Franco govern ment as the legal government of Spain. WASHINGTON. The Con gress is today debating whether or not to fortify Guam with the consequences of offended dignity of Japan in the balance. Mean while the $53,000,000 air base bill is being held up. NEW YORK. —Mrs. Roosevelt, addressing an American Youth Congress here today, said that the problems of Americans are not as yet solved. She said she believed tl\e most of them were economic problems, and that the New Deal had not as yet controll ed the situation, although it had done a great deal. EXCELLENT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS-FT. JEFFERSON CRUISES-$lO ALL EXPENSE TWO-DAY TOUR...PRICE TOURS 505 DUVAL STREET-PHONE 124 (Lite 2Cru West Citizen THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. CHARTER BOAT CARRIES FDR’S PERSONAL MAIL i CAPTAIN JOHNNY SPENCER HAILED BY HOUSTON AND GIVEN PERSONAL MAIL j GOING TO WASHINGTON ' ! In yesterday’s fishing, Capt. “Bra” Saunders, yacnt Patrick, had J. Smith Michael of Aber deen, Md., and J. C. Pusey, Havre de Grace, out fishing, and landed grouper, barracuda, jewfish, yel lowtail and mackerel. On yacht Legion, Capt. Jakie Key, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Caulk ins, Frank Carter and C. B. John son, of Detroit, Mich., brought in albacore and mackerel. Capt. Gene Hamilton, yacht Wm. Post, took out Mr. and Mrs. Milton H. Bird, Norwell, Mass., and brought back, as their catch, mackerel, grouper and crevalle jacks. H. E. Doyle, Dr. James Mosek, and Dr. Prentice Willson of Washington, D. C., and S. L. Will- j son, Miami, Fla., on Capt. Veral Roberts, yacht Lil Dot, landed 34 i fish, among which were grouper,' muttonfish and mackerel. Capt. Henry Weatherford, yacht j Lucky Strike, had on board WmJ H. Bassett, Chevrolet Cos., of [ Brockton, Mass., and Raymond! Still, Selden, L. 1., who landed mackerel, gfoup&r, ' muttonfish and barreauda. On the yacht Dorna D 11, Capt. Bob Daniels, Major Chas. Ladson' and family caught barracuda,; grouper and mackerel, and inci-i dently Major Ladson, who was! fishing aboard Capt. John Spen- j cer’s yacht Mary Ann when she; was .hailed the other day by the U.S.S. Houston to stand by, took | aboard President Roosevelt’s let- j ters to be mailed. After a short; wait a Navy launch brought the j mail and a coast guard boat es corted the charter vessel in a short way. Aboard party boat Alyce B yesterday the following fished: David Levinson, Peekskill, N. Y., caught four and a half foot bar racuda, 12 yellowtails, grouper! and snapper; Mr. and Mrs. Alex ander Konig, Newtown, Conn., six large red snappers and 10 groupers; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Talcott, Keswick, Va., eight groupers and 15 yellowtails; Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Mertz, Rochester, N. Y., won the prize for the best grouper of the day. TWO BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED one for Repairs to iold ISLAND CITY BANK I ' BUILDING ' I General repairs to the old Is land City Bank building. 207 Du val street, were authorized this week and work began at once by the recent purchaser, Aquilino Lopez. Permit for the work was given ; from the office of Building In spector Harry M. Baker, and the extent of the repairs will total approximately $3,000. Another permit issued was for the repairs to the roof of two story frame building at 526 Duval street. Owner is Frank Lewin sky and the cost will be SSO. LUXURIES FOR POOR AMARILLO, Tex.—The new' I Potter county poor farm wall : have a golf course, a running i stream filled with many dif ferent kind of fish and many other things of a like nature. The county commission has au thorized the purchase of the Hillcrest country club and all its improvements for use as a poor farm. CUBA BRINGS* 148 PASSENGERS at VESSEL ARRIVED TUESDAY FROM HAVANA ENROUTE TO TAMPA Arriving on the Steamship Cuba yesterday arternoon at 4 o’clock from Havana were 148 passengers. Of that number there were 115 first cabin for Key West and 30 first cabin and three second cabin passengers for Tam pa. Key West arrivals: Robert Powell, Jr., Carolyn Powell, Eu gene Dobson, James B. Waddeus, Marian Bergen, Theo Hasting, John Hasting, Beatrice Kilian, Louise Hasting, Albert Rohde, Ana Rohde, Roland Rines, Mabel Rines, Edward Wobbert,'Eleanor Wobbert, Christine Baldwiii, Ray mond Baldwin, Louise Erby, Sid ney Erby, George Heller, Howard Seitz, Wm. Chapin, Edwin Ren shaw, W. Middleton, Howard An derson, Mary Anderson, Minnie Dickey, Talmadge Dickey, Glen Ray, Catherine Ray, Madele Cur- Teresa Howell, Isaac Straus, Clara Amenfront, Wallace Buber, Maude Geyer, Henry Geyer, Merle Robertson. Mabel Garrett, Ada Brumbak er, Elsie Garrett, Bernice Curtis, Mae Curtis, John J. Curtis, Marie Burgazer, Dorothy Turbino, Frank Heaz, Grace Heaz, Helen Willits, Alfred Merrick, Ruth Merrick, William Stevens, Thomas Blaney, Ernest Cyr, J. F. O’Donnell, Lil lian O’Donnell, Frederick Law son, Gretchen Lawson, John Fay, Olive Fay, Wm. C. O’Brien, Mary O'Brien, J. S. Munoz, Clarence Bayemand, Olga Jliazak, Mitso lain Jliazak, Dolores Jliazak, Wil liam Richards, A. Reel, E. L. Stev enson, Cassie Stevenson, Oscar Peterson, J. Hall, Frederick Dorn, Estalla Dorn, Rhea Stambaleigh, John Stambaleigh, J. M. Ahrtes, G. G. Febrell, Margaret Fberell. Jack Hicks, Thomas Hicks, Lil lian Brown, C. Threthold, Rhoda Threthold, B. Finn, T. Haggerty, Heinrich Hirsch, Freda Hirsch, W. F. Ramsey, Grace Ramsey, Walter Woolfson, Henry Schub. Evelyn Schub, Maria Lopez, Dan iel Lopez, Vivian Parker, Sidney Marks, Harry Marks, Pearl Black, A. F. Black, Ella Pope, Estelle Bevin, Ruby Paines, John Paines, A. P. Anderson, George Haller, Howard Seitz, Louise Brown, Ar thur Brown, Louise Grospure, Ju lius Grospure, Chas. Van Sciber, Reba Van Sciber, Lyda Ethe ridge, S. Walpole, Janet Durcasse, W. R. Chapin, A. H. Pearson, Kuster Marville, Keith Marville. Listed on the manifest of the ship were the following items: For Key West, five tons of freight, six automobiles and six sacks of mail; for Tampa, 42 tons of freight. S.S. Cuba departed at 5:25 with 10 first cabin passengers, no sec ond cabin passengers and three automobiles. -p,o Sailed For Havana Monday When S.S. Cuba sailed for Ha vana Monday morning there were on board the vessel 374 pas sengers and of that number there were 154 first cabin and five sec ond cabin passengers who had booked at Key West. Among the passengers arriving from Tampa Monday morning were seven first cabin and two second cabin passengers for Key West, and 212 first cabin and three second cabin passengers for 1 the Cuban city. | Listed among the passengers ! were 30 expert marksmen from ' different sections of the country, I who were going to Havana to take I part in the widely advertised ! trap shooting contest, which is being held there this week. I Key West arrivals were listed as follows: J. Aronovitz, L. V. Dexheimer, Mrs. Dexheimer, C. S. Greene* Mrs. Greene, W. L. Richmond, Mrs. Richmond, Lorez Sanchez and Juan Gomez. On the manifest of the vessel were shown the following items: For Key West, 32 tons of freight, one ‘autombile and six sacks of mail; for Havana, six tons of freight and 455 sacks of mail JUST NEEDED MORE CLEVELAND. Ohio.—When A. L. Martin was hailed into court in this city for stealing a spot ' light from an automobile, he ex plained: “My wife makes only $lO a week, and both oi us can’t j live on that”. KEY WEST, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1939 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#•••••••••••••••• Batista In Mexico . ••••?• ************* * ****** w ai gWm ■Nr .< \ JM fiu dm m v§ . A Bk m IJ , ■HBn hH IJPBH / vßgfS mm mm fsT 88- ■" t Bgfc ; H I I m Aim nm HI n Jr* 1 -j ■* H I B WSm WKmxSBUKwm i|ii mnFr m WOA m ' ipi? I- m I ' : lßF7l^iTiT^T‘ c ”^ va^H ag ' i r'i M MHiiMii TPIMBj T y 8 Wmmm 8 Mmm >* n&B HnijHSD jMyyteil mmSKmrn p§f|E | t sbK, i mßi A reception guest of U. S, Ambassador Josephus Daniels (left) at Mexico City Col. Fulgencio Batista of Cuba urged closer ties betweeu U. S., Cuba and Mexico. Col. Batista recently visited Key West, the “Cradle of Cuban Liberty” which is celebrating La Semana Alegre this week in honor of Cuban Independence. PEmMA^ ***** * . * * * Says Price Favorably Met; Attractive Display Also HERE COMPETE WELL WITH OUTSIDERS At the Junior Chamber of Com merce supper program Friday I night, Joe Pearlman, president of j the Key West Retail Merchants Association, told members that merchants here were competing j successfully with outside compel 1 tition in prices and in modern ! methods of service. “The mail order competition is our principal obstacle”, Mr. Pearl i man said, “and we are meeting that by lower prices secured | through a reside’nt buying agen , cy, by attractive newspaper ad vertising, daily and weekly mod ‘ ern showcase changes and abso | lute courtesy to the customer. “The resident buyer is one who I goes to a city or cities and there estimates the needs of a city for merchandise. Representing quite a sizeable bloc of sales he can then command a price which will compete with those of mail order , and larger cities. “The old days of small turn overs and big profits are over. Now we must sell fast and get smaller profits to make the same | total profit. A call to patriotism ! to local industries is never great j ly successful, although it helps. '“Then we must compete with | the picture presentations of the large mail order catalogs, which You and Your Friends ... ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE OPENING of the Beautiful, Air-Conditioned RAINBOW ROOM and RAINBOW LOUNGE LA CONCHA HOTEL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Dinner. . . Rainbow Lounge. . . 6 tc 9:00 P. M. Open 9:30 P. M. Till Presenting—LAßßY SOTHERN'S ORCHESTRA “Music In The ‘Sothern’ Manner’* DINNER and DANCE MUSIC for Reservations Phone 160 A. G. POWELL. Manager i arc designed to make even cheap j material look nice. To do this we have fine picture layouts in newspapers and decorate our show windows and corners of our shops attractively. Combine 1 all this with courteous service and we have met the problem ef fectively”, Mr. Pearlman con j eluded. A short program of Spanish songs by Coto Garcia, who will represent Key West at the World’s Fair in New York this spring and by Mrs. Eva Warner, WPA Rec reation Department supervisor, , was also included. I In business transacted further plans for the Hobby Show to open Thursday was discussed, a letter tq State President Tom F. Smith and a copy of the winter program together with the club's regrets that it cannot attend the State Jaycee meet at Palatka Feb. 25 as that date is in the middle of La Semana Alegre, Key West’s win ■ ter highlight, was sent. WARNS AGAINST WOMEN 1 NEW YORK.—Joseph Banto, 20, of this city, left this note ; when he committed suicide: “A lesson to the young male mem bers of our family to keep away from women”. Modern-Cigar Factory For dCey West Now In Planning Washington's Birthday Is Observed In Quiet Way Today is the anniversary of i Washington’s Birthday and as is usual in Key West it is unusually j quiet. Some of the larger types of business places have closed for the entire day or from 1 o’clock on to the close of the business i ■ period. j Many places .of business as ! well as private homes are dis | playing the National colors. In I fact there are flags flying from j staffs of numerous buildings and i the colors are flying in the breeze l in front of stores and offices. Practically all government ac tivities have ceased for the day. Duties at the naval station, army barracks and the lighthouse de partment, except that of the fatigue and guard details, where ever used, have been cancelled i for the day. EXPLAINS MATTER COVERING SOCIAL SECURITY FACTS WILLIAM V. LITTLE STATES THERE IS STILL MUCH CON- I FUSION REGARDING DIF FERENT SECTIONS * -- i There is still a great deal of 1 confusion regarding the different sections of the Social Security Act, said William V. Little, in charge of the Key West office of the Florida State Employment Service. ; “A large number of workers ! apply for jobless benefits who , are under the impression that the one percent deducted from their wages for the payment of old age • insurance qualifies them to re ; ceivc unemployment compensa ’ lion”, Mr. Little said. • “Federal Old Age Insurance and Unemployment Compensa tion, while separate and distinct laws, are both part of the Social Security Act, and are, therefore, easily confused. “Both the employer and em ployes pay the tax for Federal Old Age Insurance and it is ad ministered by 1 the Federal Gov ernment. Only the employer ’ pays contriHhVfdns for unemploy ment comperteation and it is ad • ministered by the state, the ad ministration being financed by the government. ! “Federal Old Age Insurance applies only to salaries up to $3,- 000 per year and only to indi viduals up to 65 years of age. Unemployment compensation has neither salary nor age limita tions.. “Jobless benefits are not based : upon contributions by the work- I er. They are based upon the wages earned by him during the | first nine months of 1938. Bene fits are paid from a fund ac cumulated by the contributions of 2.7 per cent of the payrolls of ; the liable employer. “In order for a worker to ac cumulate sufficient wage credits to qualify for benefits he must have earned during the base period ef the first nine months of 1938 an amount equal to or greater than 16 times his weekly benefit amount. At no time is it necessary or lawful for the work er to contribute to the unemploy ment compensation fund. NOTICE TO BOAT OWNERS AND OPERATORS Your 1938-39 State License is past due. This law covers all boats en gaged in fishing and sponging, 'lso all seafoods. Our boat is at Coast Guard Basin. C. W. GASKILL, feb2o-3t Conservation Age.it i First National Bank, Mallory Lines, P. and O. S. S. Cos., and several city wide activities in cluding the WPA forces are tak ing the day off as a holiday. Retail Merchants Association will have their stores open dur ing the entire day. Public schools of Monroe county are also open and the regular study periods ob served. Convent, St. Joseph’s College and St. Francis Xavier School, colored, observed the day and yesterday afternoon presented an entertainment in commemora tion of the day. All offices at the county court house are closed for business to day except that of the sheriff, which is always ready for busi ness. INFORMATION ON GEO. WASHINGTON I ———— In response to numerous | queries made at The Citizen I office today, the following information is given regard ing George Washington, his birth and other matters re quested. He was born February 22, 1732. and was a native of ; Virginia. He was inaugural-. ed President in 1789 and was 57 years old at the iiipe. He died at the age of 67 on De cember 14, 1799. George Washington was the first president under the | Constitution. He was, the Department of State says, the First President oi the United States of America. Were he alive on this date he would be celebrating the 207th anniversary of his birth. NPS DIRECTOR VISITS FORT ; FOR FIRST TIME A. B. CAMMERER LEAVES THIS MORNING WITH OFFI CIALS OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE i— A. B. Cammerer, director of the National Park Service, with a group of NPS officials, left this 1 morning on the F. W. Meade for Fort Jefferson, for his first visit to the historic old Fort, which was once built to command the en trance to the Gulf. The trip is in the nature of an inspection visit and it is quite probable that additional sugges , tions and plans for improvement j of the Fort will come out of the visit. The group is expected l>ack I tomorrow. With Mr. Cammerer were Ben . Thompson, chief of the Land Planning Division of the National Park Service; C. R. ‘Vinton, in spector; A. S. Houghton of the Campfire Club of America, and Philip C. Puderer, associate land scape architect with the Service. ft COMING..! Wfik. MONROE THEATRE MIDNIGHT SHOWS j \tl ONLY Fridav. 11:00 p - M - Key West, Floridk, has the most equable climate in the country; with an average range of only 14° Fahrenheit PRICE FIVE CENTS Expected That New Estab lishment Will Start Op erations Within Next Few Weeks Arrangements are steadily go ing forward in Key West for the opening of a modern cigar fac tory along the most recently ap proved lines, and it is expected :hat final arrangements will be concluded within the next few days and the establishment open ed for operation within a few weeks. Conferences have been held be tween the representative of the company, Mayor Willard M. Al bury, members of the city coun cil and a number of local busi ness men, who have manifested an interest in tne project and have promised their support in all objectives in connection with the plant. In Gato Building The Citizen was informed yes terday that the factory will be es tablished in the Gato building at the corner of Grinnell and Cath erine streets, known as the “brick factory” and now occupied by the WPA Sewing Room activity. 1 It was said that as soon as the | necessary papers are signed the ; sewing activity will be trans -1 ferred to another building. Representative of the company ; said that there will be nothing in the factory which will be com j parable with the old style of these establishments. The modern idea will prevail throughout in every i department, with absolute clcan ; liness the dominant idea in every department. Modern Way It was also said that the manu facturer will carry out the idea of cleanliness in every way, and the establishment will be a ren dezvous for visitors who will be I given an idea of the modern trend lin the manfacture of cigars, un j der the most sanitary conditions, 1 and refreshments will be served at specified hours. Among other statements made to The Citizen was that there was no intention of beginning opera tions with a large force, but op erations wi!l start with about 40 ; people and the number of opera tives will be increased as occasion demands. berrimanTeaves AFTER STAY HERE E. W. Berriman, well-known in business circles of New York and Tampa, who was in the city , for several days at Hotel La Con i cha, left this morning enroute to Tampa. Mr. Berriman had been await ing the arrival of friends from Cuba. They arrived on S. S. Cuba yesterday afternoon and left this morning for Tampa. In the party from Havana were Walter Woolf son, C. Garcia and Raul Garcia. LIVED AS STRANGERS SPOKANE—Mrs. John Haurt of this city who testified she had lived as a stranger under the same roof with her husband for 22 years was granted a divorce.