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The Characters
Peter Mallone: Adventurous
newspaper correspondent.
Petronella: His accomplished
young sister.
Tony Lance: British agent, the
man Petrel loves.
Yesterday: Demonstrations
against the British bring the Mai
tones to Cairo, and Michael fol
lows Petrel. He bumps into Tonu
Chapter 25
Almost Legendary
“PEOPLE call her ‘The Petrel,’
* Michael told Tony. Her bro
ther is special correspondent on
your old rag, the News. Name,
Peter Mallone. You may have met
him? He’s a fine sleuth for trouble.
Or else they both are. No one quite
knows how much success he owes
to Petrel. Whenever anything is
going to happen, he and she turn
up a full month or so ahead of most
other journalists People who
know them say, ‘Hello, something
is up. Do you know who that is?
The Petrel!’ They’re nearly always
right. It’s certainly a good name
for her.” Tony Lance sat listening,
his face averted from the lounge.
Michael did not notice that he was
tense with interest. He was too
much occupied with watching
Petronella, until the elevator
closed its doors upon her. He
turned to Tony, and went on.
“She started going around with
him when he was a war corres
gondent; went everywhere with
im; saw him through fantastic
scrapes. She used to ride a motor
cycle. Once in the Balkans, she
carried one of his dispatches to
the frontier, dressed as a peasant
girl, telephoned it to his paper, and
arrived back in time for dinner
with the censor! Of course, the
stories dbout her have grown like
rolled snowballs, but she’s the
pluckiest thing I’ve ever met. It
isn’t as if she enjoyed danger. She
doesn’t. She told me so. There was
a time, during that shindy in Dan
zig, in 1933, when she nearly threw
it up to go home and marry a man
she didn’t love. But she could not
do it. She’s in love with some man
who doesn’t seem to come up to
scratch. She adores her brother,
and was made faithful.”
Tony told him. “I know her,
Mike. I’ve met her. Twice, when
she was very young. Then at a
Earty you gave in your flat in
ondon.” Michael looked startled,
then curious.
"Why didn’t you say so before?
Why. of course, I remember! You
commandeered her and saw her
to Victoria Station. That was be
fore I realized she was out of black
stockings and a gym dress I met
her nearly two years later, in
Rome, and fell flat for her. Tony,
she’s very sweet, a lovely person.
Though she’s sophisticated, she’s
childish, in some ways. That was
why, last Christmas. I thought I’d
landed her. She wanted to forget
the other fellow. I thought she had.
I was too sure of* her. I let her get
away Now. we’re just friends.
Here they come. What did I say?”
Like grayhounds, when the shut
ters fly up, showing the track, and
the electric hare before them, five
men rushed out of the lift and
threw themselves across the
lounge. Tony recognized Masters,
of the Echo . Tim Cooper, of the
Express Mail, Peter, with his eager
red head, and blue eyes. Petronella
Mallone followed up the rear more
slowly. Masters collided with a
waiter, and sent two glasses flying.
She apologized Peter’s hip sent a
chair rolling on its side, and the
contents of a ladv’s handbag spread
themselves on the floor. He called
back over his shoulder, “Terribly
sorry!” Petrel helped recover the
coins, powder, lipstick. She went
into a corner of the lounge, and
awakened a press photographer,
who. camera at his side, dozed be
neath a newspaner. She sent him
stumbling out after them.
“You see!” smiled Michael. He
stood up. “Excuse me. will you?
They seem so excited. I think I’ll
iust ask her what’s up, and per
haps go along.”
“Go ahead.”
> “Petrel!” Michael went to meet
‘Shock Of My Life’
“TJELLO, Mike!" But even as she
LI turned, she saw Tony Lance.
Her hand went to the back of the
nearest chair, and held it. She stood
quite still, looking past Michael,
straight into his eyes. For a mo
ment, Tony thought she was going
to faint. But in a second, her mind
had adjusted itself. She smiled.
Her lips said, “Yes, Mike?” He
heard her telling him: “The police
are trying to stop demonstrators
from coming into the city over the
Nile Bridge. There aren’t enough
of them. I think there is going to
be horrible fighting, unless tney
Ire reinforced. I was at Shepherds.
Ir. Wallis came in, hurt. He said
the students were all armed with
sticks and iron bars, and hitting
the police over the head and shoul
ders, as they rode. He thought they
would be forced to open fire.”
Michael listened, but he looked
from her face to Tony’s with a
puzzled expression.
“You know Tony Lance, Pet
rel?” He spoke stiffly. Something
was up between these two. Re
served devil, why couldn’t he have
said something just now, instead
of letting him go fulsomely on
about her? If he hadn’t seen her
since the day of his party, why
couldn’t they behave like normal
people, and say something?
“Are you coming along, Tony?”
BENTON, m.—Mrs. Joel Craw
ford of this city testified in
court that her husband set fire to
their home as a result of a quar
rel over her purchase of two
pairs of silk stockings.
“No, I think Til stay.” He left
them together. '
For a moment they stood facing
one another. Then he took her arm.
“Come and talk to me.”
“I’d rather not.” . j. ,
“You’ve no choice.”
They sat down.
“You’ve given me the biggest
shock of my life, Petrel.”
“What do you think you’ve given
“But I haven’t changed. You
have. Let me sit and look at you.
When you came in just now, Mike
started telling me about you. I’ve
been imagining you living quietly
in England. Married, probably.
Instead ”
But he saw that she did not be
lieve him. She was right. He had
visualized her in England, but not
married. Often, he had told him
self, “she is probably married. She
has probably made her life with
out you.” But he had never been
able to believe it. Her gray eyes
met his, steadily.
She ought to feel pride. She
ought to tell him lightly of all the
things her life had held for her,
while he was not there; how easily
she did without him. But she spoke
“Tony, I’m very glad to see you
again. 1 began to think I never
should. I forgot what you looked
like.” '
“I told myself you’d probably
forgotten my existence. But I
couldn’t believe myself. Does that
annoy you very much?”
She smiled and shook her head.
“One thing about you, you always
start a little in advance of where
you left off!” * " f
“What is the use of pretending
humility I don’t possess? Your eyes
found me out just now. At once.
It isn’t any use lying to you. You
know perfectly well the effect you
have on me.” She felt lost. This
time she dared not believe he
meant a word more than he said.
“lI7HEN you see me!” she mock
v V ed. “Thank you for the roses
in Moscow. Apart from that, you
didn’t take much trouble to re
mind me! No, humility isn’t your
“I’ve been in Arabia and Abys
“I know.”
“But, Petrel, I thought of you
as a different person. Saw your
future differently. You used to be
simple, with strong natural in
stincts. You were intended to
marry a steady husband, have
charming children, and live
amongst them in a peaceful Eng
lish home and garden.”
“Most women seem eminently
suited for exactly the same things.
But life doesn’t work out so that
they get them.”
“I’d no idea, after you’d brought
those cousins safely out of Russia,
that you’d ever wish to leave home
again. Somehow, I didn’t hear the
things Mike has just been telling
me about you.'Apparently you’re
almost legendary. The Petrel!”
“Michael exaggerated. They all
do." But she could not help feeling
the warmth of triumph. She met
him now upon level ground.
“Funny! Do you know you called
me that first? In Rangoon!”
He leant forward. His eyes met
hers searchingly. He wanted the
truth. Truth which he guessed
already, thought Petronella resent
“Yes, but it ought never to have
been a prophecy. Whose fault was
it, Petrel, that you grew to the
name? Mine? Or was it Fate?”
Why should she admit such a
possibility, why should she trust
him again? She was rebellious. He
had left her before, when he was
sure of her. He might do so again.
Years had passed, but she still felt
that She knew Tony Lance, utterly.
Anything he had done, he might do
again, her. She believed,
like Peter when he let Marigold
go. that Tony acted as he thought
best, for them both. But he would
never consult her. He rated 1 the
intelligence of women, in an emo
tional crisis, just as Peter did. Low!
She answered slowly.
“Not fate, Tony—circumstances.
At first, it was Peter’s fault. He
was imprisoned in Germany. I*
rushed over by air, and with the
help of German friends, and Brit
ish pressure, managed to get him
released. The same Germans who
were so kind to me then are stay
ing in this very hotel now. At least,
the Baroness von Cratz is here. Her
nephew, Ren£, is arriving in a few
days’ time. He has turned out to
be a very good pilot. He is flying
here, from his last happy hunting
ground. Somewhere on the Dal
matian coast, I think. You’ll like
She watched him, but Tony’s ex
pression gave her no reason to
believe that he knew, or had heard
of Ren£. Petronella had not even
told Peter Rent’s secret.
“After that, my Aunt, who
brought us up, died and left me
most of her money, Peter the rest
At first. Peter was only brilliant
in patches, Tony..He could get a
story in a marvelous manner. But
he did not handle it properly, or
see it through. I could just afford
to travel witn him, so I went along.
I think I helped him. But for over
a year now, he hasn’t relied on
me like that any longer. Now, Tm
just his right-hand woman. Tm
useful as a blind, when he wants
to play the innocent tourist; useful
as a hostess. He leaves details to
me. But he knows the details he
needs. Before, I told him. I suppose
I’ve been considering leaving him,
and settling in England again, for
just about a year, now.
(Copyright, ts 39. Ones MtUott Taylor)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. During
proceedings against two men in
this city, charged with breaking
into a drug store, Judge W. D.
Gray spied two jurors asleep,
and declared a mistrial.
lA* '
By HUGO S. SIMS. Special Washington Correspondent of The Citizen
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Confusion Reigns As Nation Seeks
New Folicy In Its Foreign Affairs
* 1 *
The confusion that exists in the
popular mind as to the foreign
policy of the United States is du
plicated, it appears, in Congress,
where one hears the demand that
the President make a statement
and tell the people exactly what
is the nation’s foreign policy.
The truth of the matter is that
our national foreign policy is in
process of developing, with no
one, even the President himself,
being able to defniitely outline
what this government will do un
der. all the circumstances that
might arise. The world itself is
in a precarious condition, unlike
anything in our generation, and !
slowly the nations take cogniz
ance of new situations.
The conflict between totali
tarian and democratic states is;
not entirely new but it is to be
noted that Germany, Italy and i
Japan are working together to
secure the fundamental readjust-!
ments of territory and the po-'
litical and economic concessions I
that they want. To gain their j
ends these three nations are not ■
only arming themselves but they j
are subordinating every phase of |
domestic existence to gain mili-J
tary power.
To anyone who keeps up with ■
developments, such as Japan’s
naval expansion, German mili-!
tary preparations and the air!
activity of Germany and Italy, it'
is plain as daylight that these
powers plan to use their force,
if necessary, to secure what they
want. In each of the three coun
tries the people are subjected to!
stress and strain to support the!
national objectives and the or-|
ganized activity of the nations, !
together with all resources, are j
being mobilized frankly to put
them on a fighting basis.
It would be a far different pic-'
ture if either, or all, of the pow-J
ers adopted a dictator form of!
government, instituted internal j
reforms and set about to live at*
peace with the world. Such is j
not the case. The re-arming, the
economic plans and the propa
ganda spread among their peo
ples are justified in order to
make others give them what they
term their natural rights.
In this world situation the peo
ple of the United States' are con
(Following is the work from
the pen of Barbara Greene
(Mrs. Henry Pinder) of Key
West. Her love of the city's
beauty is noteworthy in her
Old boats upon the beach that
sail no more—
Like empty shells that crum
ble and decay.
That knew the emerald j
breakers salty spray,
And now, the resolation of thej
No longer wearing sails that j
hummed with breeze,
Or feel again the tread of j
heavy feet.
The lash of rain that came—
a silver sheet
To wrap around her spars as tall
as trees.
Quick crabs make home beneath
her rotting hull,
And sea-weed hangs like
crepe across her bow.
I know she feels—for boats
have souls, somehow— j
That this is death, too final—and
too dull.
How better if the sea Rad been:
her tomb
Her funeral songMbs ocean’s!
mighty boom.
That love is dead whose roots
were never deep
That never clutched the soil!
with steady grip,
And learned to grow that,
branches would but dip j
With fruit that loving hands can
gently reap.
On sickly boughs—what blossom
knows sweet birth?
The tree succumbs to final
biting frost—
A death in dull, unsympa
thetic earth. . .
Such trees—and loves that empty
* hearts have lost.
fronted with, the choice of fol
lowing an isolationist theory in
i world affairs or of taking cog
nizance of new situations and
I following a policy of cooperation
with powers. Gradu
; ally, the President has moved to
| ward this latter policy. In Con
; gress, there is abundant support
!of rearmament but a slow ac
ceptance of the necessity of a
new orientation in world affairs.
There are reasons for this re
luctance. Behind us is a long
record of avoiding foreign en
tanglements, of depending upon
the two oceans to protect us from
invasion and of neutrality toward
the quarrels of the rest of the
world. Besides, in our popula
tion there are millions of indi
viduals who are closely identi
fied with other nations. Ameri
cans of German and Italian de
scent, for example, find it diffi
cult to accept the new worJ|d pic
ture and continue to view Euro
pean affairs in the light of their
ancestry. They are not disloyal
to the United States and as the
issue becomes more clearly drawn
will, almost without exception,
back the American Government
to the limit.
Moreover, in the United States
there exists a profound love of
peace, with a realization of the
futility of war. Sincere men and
women, with great zeal, denounce
anything that looks like accept
ance of war philosophy. They
are sure nobody will attack us,
they would set the world the ex
ample of love and they are sure
that it will ultimately triumph.
Their very earnestness makes
them a factor to be considered in
any political situation arising
out of foreign affairs and defense
preparations. Gradually, how
ever, in our opinion, this import
ant group is concluding that the
cause of peace will be best serv
ed by a strong nation, prepared
to defend its faith under any out
side attack.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned will apply tp< The
Legislature of the State of Florida
at the regular session of said Legis
lature to be held in this the year
A. D. 1939, for the passage of the
following local or special bill, to
“AN ACT abolishing the Criminal
Court of Record of Monroe Coun
ty, Florida, and providing for
the disposition of all pending
matters therein.
"Section 1. The Criminal Court
of Record in and for Monroe
County, Florida, is hereby abolished.
“Section 2. The Judge of said
Criminal Court of Record of Mon
roe County, and the Clerk thereof,
shall forthwith deliver to the
proper officials of the Courts or
Justices having jurisdiction of the
matters and causes pending in
said Criminal Court of Record, all
matters, papers, records and docu
ments pertaining to pending cases,
together with all the property and
paraphernalia of said Court.
“Section 3. All records of said
court of past business and cases,
such-as. minutes, dockets, files, and
so fewM,’ shall be delivered to and
stored by the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Monroe County, Florida,
among the records of said county.
“Section 4. All laws and parts
of laws In conflict with the sec
tions of this act are hereby re
pealed. ~.
“Section 5. This A*t.<hallaake
effect upon Its passage and ap
proval by the Governor or upon Its
becoming a law without such ap
Dated this 18th day of March,
A. D. 1939
marlß-It ' BERNIE Cf PAPY.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned will apply to The
Legislature of the State of Florida
at the regular session of said Legis
lature to be held in this the year
A. D. 1939, for the passage of a
local or special bill repealing
Chapter 178*0, Laws .of Florida,
Acts of same being an act re
lating to compensation of tax col
lectors and tax assessors when
same does not equal the annual fn
i-ome of Twenty-four Hundred Dol
lars and necessary office expenses
not to exceed Fifteen Hundred Dol
lars perunttiiro in Counties having a
population of not less thw thirteen
thouS&nd three hundred; and not -
SkceitUng thirteen thousand three
hundred' aad sixty, according to
the FloHda State Census of 1935,
and prescribing the method of pay
ment of such compensation and the
fund from which same shall be
Dated this 18th day of March.
A. D. 1939.
marlß-lt BERNIE C. PAPY.
■ 1 1 ; '
legal NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned will apply to The
Legislature of the State of Florida
at the regular session of said Legis
lature to be held in this the year
A. D. 1939, for the passage of a
local or special bill abolishing the
Criminal Court of Record of Mon
roe County, Florida, and providing
for the disposition of all pending
matters therein.
Dated thla 18th day of March.
A. D. 1939.
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BEAUTY QUEEN for 1939 in
the Hawaiian Islands has
been picked at this early
date, the winner being Lao
Lani (above) of Honolulu.
Clifford C. Shaw,
Sally Shaw, n Hi
It appearing i &y_; the sworn bill
filed In the above cause that Sally
Shaw, the defendant herein, is j
over the age of twenty-one years, !
that her residence is unkonwn and |
that her last known residence was
30 West Dedham St., Boston, Mass.,
and that there is no person in the
State of Florida the service of a
subpoena upon whom would bind
said defendant:
It is therefore Ordered and De- I
creed that the said defendant be
and she is hereby required to ap
pear to the said Bill of Complaint
filed in said cause on or before the
3rd day of April, 1939, otherwise
the allegations of said bill to be
taken as confessed against her.
It is further Ordered and De
creed that this Order be published
once each week for four eonsecu-I
tive weeks in the Key West Citi- !
zen, a newspaper published in Mon- ,
roe County, Florida.
On this 3rd day of March, A. D.
(SEAL) (Sd.) Ross C Sawyer
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
mar 4-11-18-25; apr1,1939
that under and by virtue of and
pursuant to that certain decree
made and entered on the 20th day
of October, A. D. 1938, by the
Honorable Arthur Gomez, one of
the Judges of the Circuit Court of
the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of
Monroe County, Florida,, in Chan
cery, in that certain cause therein
pending wherein John C. Park is the
complainant and Joseph E. Browne,
individually and as Executor of the
Last Will and Testament of Jeffer
son B. Browne, deceased, and Made
leine L. Browne, his wife, are the
defendants, Chancery Case No. 7-27,
the undersigned Special Master in
Chancery, appointed by said de
cree will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder for
cash, before the front door of the
County Court House in Key West,
Monroe County, Florida, on Monday
the 3rd day of April, A. D. 1939
(same being a rule day of said
court and a legal sales day) dur
ing the legal hours of sale, to-wit,
between 11 o’clock in the forenoon
and 2 o’clock in the afternoon of
said day, an undivided two-thirds
(2|3) interest in and to the follow
ing described property to satisfy
said decree by payment of the
amounts therein specified:
Lot Three (3) Square (8) ac
cording to William A. White
head’s map of said City of Key
West, said Lot Three (3) in
said Square Eight (8) having a
front on Duva! Street of One
Hundred and Sixteen (116) feet
and a depth at right angles
therewith of 100’ 6’’ less a
small part, of the N. W. Corner
which was conveyed to Ames
C. Tift by deed dated May 1,
1883, the building on said
premises being unnumbered
and known as the Jefferson
Special Master in Chancery.
[Solicitor tor Complainant.
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Florida, corporation,
ETTA and If
ROSENTHAL, her husband.
It appearing by sworn bill of
complaint and affidavit appended
thereto, filed in the above cause,
that the residences of Etta Roßen
thal, and if married, j- Rosen
thal. her husband, the Eflefendgnts
therein named, are unknown, and
that there is no person in the State
of Florida the service of subpoena
upon whom would bind such De
fendants and that Etta Rosenthal
and Rosenthal are each over
the age of twenty-one years, it is
ORDERED that said Defendants,
and each of them, be and they are
hereby required to appear to the
hill of complaint filed 'in said
caAge on or before Monday, the 3rd
clay gt April. A. D. IM9, otherwise
'the allegations of said bill will be
taken as confessed by” said De
fendants and each of them. ‘
It is further ordered that this
oftft&r %e ; published once a week
i for lour Consecutive ’weeks in
the Key West Citlsen, a newspaper
published in said County and State.
This 3rd day of March, A. D.
tCircuit Court Seal)
Ross C Sawyer
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1
By (Sd.) Florence E. Sawyer,
*• Deputy Clerk.
Solicitor tor Plaintiff,
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Senior High School
Honor Roll
Pupils in Key West Senior
High School who have done su
perior woik for the instruction
period ending March 10 are as
! follows:
Honor point average 3.00, Jes
! sie Watkins; '2.80, Anita Berko
witz, Mario Napoles; 2.50, Mar
garet Bernal, Kay Perez, Walter
i McCook; 2.25, Louise Collins;
2.20, Elizabeth Roberts, Ray De
George Henriquez, Eugene Lowe,
Carmen Mcßeth, Griselda Garcia,
Olga Machado, Everett Pinder;
1.80, Jack Einhorn, Betty Hen
riquez, Ottolee Kirchheiner, Elea
nor Saunders, Ruth Currie, Prax
ades Norcissa, Eugeno Fabal, Ro
land Keeton, Sergio Alvarez,
Robert Atkins; 1.60, Dolores Ar
mayor, Velia Castro, Barbara
Guerro, Shirley Elbertson; 1.50,
Olga Camo, Geraldine Kennedy,
Donald Lowe, Lois Lowe, Arthur
Hollerich, Lois Malone, Phillip
Orta, Mildred Whitley, Alicia
Borges, Nellie Perez, Florida Pin
der, Tony Soldano, Phyllis Matco
Junior High School
Honor Roll
Pupils of honor roll standing
in the Junior High School are as
Honor point average 3.00, Eli
nor Larsen, James Singleton;
2.60, Catherine Conner; 2.50. Nes
tor Casteneda, Charles Cervan
tes, Eugene Rosam, Jean Van
Hyning, Julius Napoles; 2.40, Eu
gene Berkowitz, Roy Rogers,
Yvonne Stewart; 2.25, Amalia
Blanco, Shirley Bullard, Charles
Perez, Laudelina Perez; 2.20,
George Barber, Juanita Hughes;
2.00, Billy Cates', Wilma De
Loach, Lorraine Goethe, Jennie
Johnson, Charles Sanchez, Emma
Ayala, Henrietta Carey, Barbara
Johnson, Charles Sands, Richard
Skelton, Howard Russell; 1.80,
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