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STlfje- 2Cry Wrist Cittern Published Dally except Sunday By WIE tITIIJRN JHJBUBHIKG CO, INC. 1.. P. ARTMAN. PreaMeat and PaMlaher JOG ALbE.Vi Aadatiat BaalatM Vau(n From The Citizen Building Corner Greene and Ann Streets Only Daily Newspaper in Key West and Monroe County entered at Key West, Florida, as second class matter Member of the Associated Press Tbe Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or pot otherwise credited in this paper and also •he local news published here, SUBSCRIPTION RATES line Year 119.00 Six Months —6.09 JThree Months . 2.60 line Month .85 Weekly .20 ADVERTISING RATES Made known on application. SPECIAL NOTICE All reading notices, cards of thanks, resolutions of .aspect, obituary notices, etc., will be charged for at the rate of 10 cents a line. Notices for entertainment by churches from which a revenue is to be derived are 5 cents a line. The Citizen 1b an open forum and invites discus sion of public issues and subjects of local or general interest but it will not publish anonymous oommuni rations. IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. Water and Sewerage. 2 Comprehensive City Plan (Zoning). 3. Hotels and Apartments. 4. Bathing Pavilion. 5. Airports—Land and Sea. 6. Consolidation of County and City Governments. If your memory is faulty, become a money borrower. Saluting: Triumph, 111.; Success, Va.; and Victory, Ky. There is one thing you don’t have to advertise for—trouble. If someone takes you for a poet, it is time to have a hair-cut. The fellow who paid taxes 50 years ago and complained, should see us now! -- - A man with a smile is always pop- j ular, especially if he carries it on his hip. Key West politically is a good fight ing machine, but it lacks a knock-out punch. Do you remember when women could keep hired help and husbands a lot longer than they can today? 1 r m 1 Another “believe it or not:” Presi dent Roosevelt went to Key West, Fla., to open the Sah Francisco exposition.— Florence (Ala.) Herald. Personally, it is our idea that young people today are more promising than the young people of a generation ago, re gardless of the criticism heaped upon them by the sour pusses. -Before the World War, the kaiser was quoted to say “Me und Gott.” Hitler, however, dispenses with the deity alto gether and with offensive obtrusiveness bellows only his megalomanical “Me.” # 1 If you smoke one pack of cigarettes a day, the Federal tax alone amounts-*© al most $22 a year. A lot of puffing for the government, and you get none of the pri vileges as a worker for the government. - * 1 Japan and Russia are having a dis pute over fishing rights in certain waters. There are those who take the part of Japan, others to take the part of Russia, but nobody takes the part of the poor fish, the inevitable losers. Stapleton on Staten Island, New York, and Mobile, Ala., are the only free ports in the United States at present Key West made a determined effort to secure a free port, but th powers that be fought the proposition to a standstill. The island city seems to be ideally located for a free port, being the nearest point to the ports of our southern neighbors. ***m*mmMa \ _______________________ . - t e --T An anonymous writer has sent to The Citizen a letter protesting against the “im moral pictures” being shown at the local theatres, with the request that thig paper print the article “for the sake of our com munity.” Time and again The Citizen has stated that all communications must bear the name of the writer, not necessarily for . publication, but as evidence of good faith. It is a rule of this paper not to publish . anonymous communications, and there h no deviation from this rule. KEY WEST HOUSING PROBLEMS ■ Members of the Key West Housing . Authority charged by law with the duty of j providing low-rent housing facilities for families in the lowest income groups are daily confronting new obstacles and new problems that must be overcome before any project financed largely by the United States Housing Authority can be come reality. Of late the question of meeting the ; following requirements has been probed , by the Key West Authority: 1. Preparation of a comprehensive report on the need here for slum-clearance . and low-rent rehousing project to be filed | with the USHA with the application for a loan. 2. How to meet the “equivalent elimination’’ provisions of the law whereby 1 slum dwellings are razed to provide new housing within the financial reach of the slum dwellers. 3. Raising of 10 per cent of the esti mated cost of the project, $250,000, either by subscription or by the sale of Key West Authority bonds to local investors. In regard to the first problem the ' local authority is handicapped by lack of funds to carry on the work of preparing reports, plans, estimates, procuring a site and other requirements. City council has budgeted $2500 for this work, but the money has not been paid into the treasury and therefore is not available. The second problem requires the city shall eliminate as many old buildings as the number of units in the proposed proj ect. Key West Housing Authority is seek ing to provide 100 units at rentals not ex ceeding those paid by families for miser able quarters. Under this setup the au thority must prove that 100 old dwellings have been razed before the project will be appr<foed by the USHA. No record of such clearance has been kept by the city, so that the authority needs the coopera tion of municipal officials. The building inspector should prepare such a record for the housing authority. Regarding the sale of housing au thority bonds in the sum of 10 per cent of the cost of the project is a matter that should be sponsored and approved by all our civic organizations and public-spirited citizens. The housing authority is unable alone to handle this requirement, and it should become the concern of those able to invest funds in the bonds, which may bear interest at the rate of 3 to 5 per cent. In addition to local participation in the original capital development cost, the law provides that benefited localities must contribute annually in the form of subsidy at least 20 per cent of the federal govern ment’s annual contributions provided to achieve low rentals. The majority of such contributions take the form of tax exemp tions in excess of the 20 per cent maximum, so that the housing authority here expects no great difficulty meeting that require ment. It is obvious the housing authority needs money to finance the preliminary details of getting the loan for the project, the cooperation of our city officials in re cording demolished old buildings and direct action by those with spare funds to invest. Key West needs a low-rental hous ing program and Key West must do some thing now to go about getting it. CLEAN UP AND PROFIT Travel is a great educator. As one moves about there are new sights to see j and many things to learn. Inevitably, one compares the new with the familiar and sometimes the comparison is not very flat tering. Nearly every reader of The Citizen i has visited larger cities. Without excep tion they have been impressed with the cleanliness of modern business houses. Go into a Successful store, in a metropolitan city, and you will find its stock neatly ar- j ranged, attractivey displayed and, above everything else, clean. There is a lesson in this, it seems to us, for many business houses of smaller towns and cities. In a community where nearly everybody knows everybody else there is a tendency to take things for granted. The business man does not realize the buying impulse that a clean store exerts upon cus tomers. There is, after all, no excuse for a dirty, unkempt place of business, whether it be an office, agency or store. Cleanli ness is within reach of every business and I its importance should not be overlooked. THE KEY WEST CITIZEN PEOPLE’S FORUM NOSTALGIC CHRONICLE Editor, The Citizen: Since my recent return to the North I have ceased to live in i the present. I think, talk and; ] live Key West. I am recommending your com kiunity to all my friends. Praise worthy as this may be, they do seem the least bit annoyed when at their table I come forth with, 1 “Nothing is quite so good as a Key West Turtle Steak dinner ; with Key West Coconut or Lime Pie”. Or when, on a particularly wintry day here in New York I i remark that Key West doesn’t j know the meaning of the word j ‘frost’ . . . they unfasten their j overcoats and pretend to enjoy 1 the bitter cold. Notwithstanding I detect a far away look in their eye contem- j , plative of next winter and a jaunt : to this fabulous Key West. More power to y’all! SEBREE ROBBINS, 859 Lexington Avenue New York, N. Y. i March 9, 1939 CHEERING LETTER i Editor, Tbe Citizen: j This Baha’i community wishes ito thank you and express their ; appreciation for your thoughtful ness in sending here the generous number of copies of your delight- j fill paper, “The Key West Citi -1 zeo”. * The cut of the Baha’i Temple was most beautifully placed and the article below acknowledged the open and forward trend of your policy. Most certainly peo ple of vision today are catching i a glimpse of the future world commonwealth when man will recognize his moral obligation to his fellow brother, and that we individually can only grow as all humanity is raised to a high er, more altruistic level. The splendid article by a Mr. Singleton on the same page caught and held our interest and beside being most informative, was thrilling as well as dramatic leading. We never have had the pleasure of visiting Key West, but now would not think of denying | ourselves the delight of spending some time in your city this sum mer. Sincerely wishing you and your newspaper present and last ing prosperity and unheralded strides in the newspaper world, we are most cordially and faith fully yours, SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY of the BAHA’IS of MIAMI, Dorothy B. Logelin, Secretary. Miami, Fla., March 12, 1989. AMERICAN FLAG FUR SCOUT UNIT TO BE PRESENTED DURING NEXT MEETING OF ORGANIZATION By EUGENE RERKOWITZ Troop Scribe At the next meeting of Boy Scout Troop 51, an American flag is to be presented to the mem bers. This flag is of standard size, and is fully equipped, including the staff. The troop has long been in need of a large American flag and in behflK of Scoutmas ter Peirce, the mefrlbefrs* wish’ fb express its appreciation for this generous gift. At the last meeting of the troop, which was held Monday night in the Wesley Hall, tne scoutmaster told of his doing£ in the Havana-Key West Yacht j Race. I Hawk Patrol had charge of the meeting, which was opened with the Scout Oath, Laws and Flag Salute, followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Roll call and dues were completed next. Presentation was made of four patrol flags. A discussion ensued as to ways I and means for the troop to swell its treasury. An o*Rielly Drill and a skit entitled “Emergency” added a bit of fun to the meeting. Scoutmaster Peirce gave a talk ;on test-passing and then told about the yacht race. After announcements . were made the meeting was closed with the Great Scoutmaster’s Benedic tion. Parents and visitors are invited to attend the next meeting to be held Monday night in Wesley House, beginning at 7:30 o’clock. A special Tenderfoot Investiture service will be held. BENJAMIN LOPBK ] FUNERAL HOME I IMS 9 LlCtSlcd Pjrtftftfi | 24 KoaTAxalbSSuKrStrflM ] PboM 135 Night M j KEY WEST IN DAYS GONE BY Bwptklaii Hat* Jwt Tap Yaam Ago T<mL* As Talus From The Files Of The Citixe* The magnificent and palatial [yacht Ncurmahal, owned by Commodore Vincent Astor, arriv- I ed in port this morning fipm Mi ami, and will remain in these wateis a few days awaking the arrival of Commodore Astor and party, who will board [tfae craft; here, starting on a European tour. Rear Admiral Walter S. Crow- j ley, U.S.N., widely popular in Key West, where he was located m 1921-23, as commandant of the [ Seventh Naval District, will ar-1 I rive from Havana on the' P. & jO. steamship this afternoon en route to Monte Carlo, where he | will .attend the international hy i drographic conference to con vene there soon. Admiral Crosley is now com mander of train squadron No. 1, of the fleet base force and has > his headquarters aboard the U.S.S. Antares, flagship of the di vision. • After “catching every kind of fish m the Atlantic ocean and a ; countless number of them”, since their arrival here January 13, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Roebling, and j their guests on the trip are now enroute to their New Jersey homos. Mr. Roebling’s fine yacht, the Bone Homie, aboard which the party lived and fished while here, under Captain L. M. Larsen, is expected to sail tonight. Contract was let on March 11 for the cutting of the $12,000 New York State monument to be erected in Key West, according to word received by the Chamber of Commerce from Charles A. Shaw, chairman of the New York monu ments commission, who was re cently in Key West in connec tion with the selection of a site for the monument. . .Mr. Shaw also sent the architect’s drawing of the proposed monument, which indicates that the shaft will be [quite ornamental in its lines and war memorial designs. Thre is unmistakable indica tions that the attendance upon the annual convention of Florida firemen to be held in Key West April 1 to 4, will be the largest Annual Electric Range Sale! A set of electric Cooking Utensils will be given away with each 1939 model General Electric Range sold and installed during this sale. Al so—a liberal allowance will be made for your old stove. SSI a j j f| ew \ om Cost 7ii-” " you can now enjoy the cleanliness, cool kitchen com fort, the speed and economy, and the better results of modern electric cookery. All these are yours with the new General Electric —plus added advant ages no other range can offer. Lit* — ■ TERMS .. $069 p. As low as “SPEEDSTER"—G -55 ~|[PM # 4 4 $ $• 1 HI II E m ' w - a * f H 88SM' TUT tM RANIIE HMb S kCOOKERY B B B ;■ ' Btafflß ■ jjjjSß ■ I BPPIII H m 'ini IW Wm llSSfesK ••comet-—G 32 FREE—ELECTRIC COOKING UTENSILS! The Key West Electric Company in the history of the organiza tion, according to Fire Chief Ralph Pinder, who says he re ceived communications indicating that crowds are coming from every part of the state. Editorial Cohfiment: All delays j ... ..... - f YOU are writing tomorrow's news ' r mWF" 1 -^S jCive jCife ... Cvtscq qc£cUn minute ofi it Cnpey iSudtveid&i ...€veu/ qeCden (hep of it A*HCOSI*~tUSCH a Wjß__ Mj _ I Jpudweiser qI —MAKE THIS TEST WlsEf \ otfNK Budweiser for five day& \ ON THE SIXTH DAY TRY TO DIHNK A SWEET ! |¥E33p*M| REIR. YOU WILL WANT BudweisOf's [ FLAVOR THEREAFTER. I mcmnnks. m* are not objectionable. Inaugura-j tion of the radio beacon and ra dio control stations at Key West is being delayed awaiting the arrival of more powerful instru -1 merrts than were first contem plated for use at this point. By waiting we get more versatile and powerful plants. Submamie S-48 is expected to i come in tomorrow. A radio re port to the local naval station ’states that the submarine’s series WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15,-1*39 of deep submergence tests has been completed in these waters. Landing the largest permit on record anywhere in the world is 1 credited to A. E. Walbridge, of Roslyn, N. Y., who has been fishing in these waters for several I days with a party aboard his magnificent yacht, the High-Ho. The permit weighed 32% pounds. The Smithsonian Institute has no record of any permit before ■ weighing more than 23% pounds, 'it was stated. America's tomorrow depends on each of ms —and million* like us. Will we walk with worry and be halted by head lines ... or will we walk with faith and by our confidence write better news for tomorrow? Why shouldn’t we in America take life in our youthful stride? Aren’t we endowed with a wealth of resources —human as well as material? Aren’t our human resources vision, courage and enterprise the real raw materials of this nation’s greatness? America invites us all to grasp the opportunities that surround us. And America yields to those who will not stand still —to those whose vision to day becomes the news of tomorrow.