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Service For 59 Years Devoted to the Best Interests of Key West VOLUME LX. No. 73. Land 104 Pound Tarpon In Hour Just Off Charter Fleet Pier Bus Driver Harry Watkins Gets Big Fellow; C. Campbell Brings In 25 Pounder Late Yesterday Tarpon arc getting to be quite the thing in Key West fishing. Tarpon, you know”, are as much a prize as the beautiful blue and white sailfish of the Gulf Stream. But when you can catch a 104 pounder less than a mile from the Charter Boat Pier and re turn to the pier with your catch an hour after you’ve left the dock, you’re doing something. Harry Watkins, who is only a bus driver on the Key West to Miami trip and not a millionaire sportsman was on the “Made- j line” with Bob Smith and hook-: ed into the big silver just off the end of the Charter Boat Pier Saturday. Fighting it for over 30 minutes it was finally brought to boat and the six foot length of solid silver with shin ing green back drawn into the boat. And a certain bus driver was a mighty proud fellow this wleekend. Another tarpon was brought in just off the turtle schooner in the harbor. Capt. Jakie Key in the “Legion” was trolling the cut mullet bait with special tarpon hook 'n all in a rather muddy green water of the 30 foot deep and 100 yard wide channel of Man o’ War harbor when the sil ver struck. It weighed about 25 pounds and was brought in in about 15 minutes. When just alongside the boat a silver streak in the blue light of. twilight it shook its bulldog head deter minedly from side to side to shake the hook, but was soon hoisted aboard. In the Legion partv were also Chick Tate and Eric Tate. FULFORD RITES HELD YESTERDAY Funeral services for City Coun cilman Roy Fulford, who died on Friday morning, were held yes terday afternoon at the Lopez Chapel. The pallbearers in attendance at the funeral were the six re maining councilmen, Earl Adams, William Doughtry, William Free man, William Monsalvatge, James Roberts and Will E. P. Roberts. The honorary pallbearers were six firemen, Milton Roberts. Le roy Roberts, Will Roberts, Albert Brady, Theodore Albury and Leonard Curry. The police escort was composed of the following: Chief Ivan El wood. Captain Alberto Camero, Joseph Kemp, Harry Johnson, Jose Espinosa, Paul Thompson, Basil Tynes and William F. Col lins. SOMERS RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA George E. Somers, chief ra dioman with the United States Navy, who had been spending a week’s vacation in Key West with Mrs. Somers, left during the weekend enroute to Philadelphia to join his ship, the U.S.S. Wil liamson, which is now at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He was accompanied as far as Miami by Mrs. Somers, who returned to Key West yesterday at noon over the highway. During his vacation in Key West, Mr. Somers met many old friends, and stated that he was much pleased to be back in the Island City again. THE KEY TO Fisherman’s Paradise PERKY Finest Ac c o rrt oda 1 1 6n s * Cuisine __ F.sh.np in in e Florida Keys, • Lr U U (3 t Phone Reservations . Mr. or Perky TU • -O.M.lrs ''aerr- / —N fjsii- Key West • Road Signs a ~ K>ol)iDg Excellent. Record Holding Gmde Ed. Berry Permanently at Perky, Ha. ■E.LLENT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS-FT. JEFFERSON CRUISES-* 10 ALL EXPENSE TWO-DAY TOUR-PRICE TOURS 505 DUVAL STREET-PHONE 124 ©he Kru Hirst ©ttfern P. 0. EXAMINATION HELD ON SATURDAY ! PAPERS SENT OFF SOON AFT ER EXAMINATION HAD BE£N CONCLUDED i j Competitive examinations held under the rules oi the Civil Serv ice Saturday for the position of postmaster at Key West, were completed at the specified time ana uie papers were all in r£adi ! ness for sending off at 12 o’clock noon. ; However, the papers were not forwarded to the Civil Service ;Boaid in Washington for the re view on Saturday as there was no registered mail leaving until ; yesterday when they were sent on | for regular review, i Those who took the examina tion were the present postmas ter, Sam Harris; Fred J. Dion and Frank Delaney, and it is not ex pected that anytmng will be heard relative to the selection of the successful candidate or the ratings for several weeks. When the ratings have been decided on there will be a supple mentary investigation of each ap plicant by the Civil Service Com mission, which is held for two purposes. iMrst, full inquiry is made as to his reputation’ and fitness for the office with respect to his reputa tion and personal characteristics, and second, careful inquiry of persons best qualified to know as to his ability, business qualifica tions and experience, and suc cess and other employment. It is shown that for ail offices the quality rather than the length of experience will be emphasized in assigning. MILITARY CAMP 1 BEING PLANNED | Representative B. C. Papy is in receipt of a letter from Major William B. Wilson, procurement officer Eighth Infantry at Fort Screven, Ga., relative to Citizens Military Training Camp for Monroe county. Accompanying the letter were application blanks for member ship in the camp, and it is point ed out that these blanks be dis tributed to twice the county’s quota in order that the camp will be assured of its full quota of physically fit and immunized candidates on the opening date. Mr. Papy advised The Citizen that the blanks arc procurable at the office of the Saunders Wholesale Grocery, and those contemplating securing the blanks should do so at the earliest moment since it is pro posed to close the procurement May 15. CUBABRINGSIN 59 PASSENGERS I ‘ Steamer Cuba, of the P. and O. S. S. Cos., arrived in port this morning from Tampa and St. Pe tersburg witlv two first and one second cabin passengers for Key West, 54 first and two second cabin passengers for Havana . Arrivals at Key West were Walter Price, Nettle Lewis and Caridad Perez. Listed on the manifest were items as follows: For Key West, 58 tons ot freight and five sacks of mail; for Havana, one ton of ireight. two automobiles, and 708 sacks of mail. The ship sailed for Havana at ' 10:50 with 67 passengers booking at Key West, all of whom were first cabin, two automobiles and • eight sacks of mail. New Jewish City twHfll Jh HL. v MBfej,. mgr. < . ■ v. ■ V* • Malaria’s the enemy against which Jewish colonists at Mifraz are battling, above, as they cut away the breed ing place of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. This was one of first steps in construction of anew Holy Land settle ment. MIAMI SALESMAN STRUCK BY AUTO RECEIVES FRACTURED LEG; CAR DRIVEN BY CHAS. WARDLOW, JR. Joseph Tutt, 52, Miami saies man, received two fractures be low the left knee when a car driv en by Charles Wardlow, Jr., stiuck him at the corner of Du val and Southard streets yester oay afternoon. Mr. Wardlow came to a stop at the corner and as he started off, Mr. Tutt stepped off the curb in front of the car and was struck by Wardlow’s bumper. Wardlow applied the brakes quickly and avoided running over Mr. Tutt. A liopez Funeral Home ambu lance rushed Mr. Tutt to the Ma line hospital where x-rays were taken. LEGION POST TO MEET WEDNESDAY There will be a special meeting of the American Legion Post held on Wednesday evening dur nig which time delegates to the state convention to be held next month in Fort Lauderdale will be selected. The report of the ways and means committee relative to the movement started toward making efforts to secure the convention of the organization for Key West next year, will be heard. The answers to the question naires that were sent out by the Pest to various merchants to de termine their reaction to bringing the convetion here, are said to be very encouraging, as most of them i feel that it will be a big thing for the city. The Post will decide definitely i in a short time as to whether the bid will be made for the state ! meeting for Key West next year, i and in the event they are success ful it will mean the bringing of about 3,000 persons here, it is | said. BIG EGG-EATER OWENSVILLE, Ind. Eating six eggs a day, Rev. J. R. Ed ! wards of this city has consumed more than 26,200 of them. Ahern Funeral Home Aero-Car Ambulance Service "Air Cooled" AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone 22211 Miami. Fla. THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. BOMBERS APPEAR OVER UKRAINE j . : HUNGARIAN SHIPS MAKE TRIPS OVER BORDER. DEFYING TRUCE j I Ljl jM • llv AftNocftitfroi PrcMM) LONDON, March 27. As Prime Minister Neville Chamber j lain today said that he did not believe a parley with Hitler at this moment would be timed well. # the Hungarians began to drive north on the Slovak border. Bombers from Hungary ap posed over the Carpartho , Ukraine border in defiance of the truce the country had given re garding the Czech rights. Nazis began to increase their propaganda among the Polish people, who have lately shown i strong anti-Nazi feeling. NEWS FLASHES (Ur Aanonlnted Pren) LISBON. —The 41-ton clipper ship of Pa;X-American Airways arrived in the Azores today car rying a, passenger load on a trial trip to this continent. The ship can carry 74 passengers. It trav eled with a sp<?d<J#df 175 m.p.h. on the trial trip. “The only mis foitune c?me about when a chef did not know hov' long it would take to boil an egg at 12,000 feet up and radioed his home base, which replied that 12 minutes would suffice. WASHINGTON. —ApprovaI of Lloyd Douglass as associate jus tice was given by the Senate ju diciary committee unanimously. Douglass is to succeed retired Brandeis. WASHINGTON. —A pay as you go plan for National Parks was adopted by the Department of In terior with a carriage charge for the elevator ride up the Statue of Liberty to be placed. Children will not be charged. . - WASHINGTON. Figures re i leased today showed that only 14 of every 1,000 farms went bank rupt this year as compared to three times that number in 1933. PRES CRIP TIO N S Carefully Compounded By Registered Pharmacists GARDNER’S 0 PHARMACY "The Rexall Store" Phone 177 534 Duval Si. KEY WEST, FLORIDA, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1939 TUBERCULOUS REHABILITATION IS PLANNED CONFERENCE TO BE HELD WILL BE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HISTORY OF FLOR IDA (Special (o The ri(Urn) JACKSONVILLE. March 27. For the first time in Florida’s history there will be a Confer ence on Rehabilitation of the Tuberculous. It is scheduled in connection with the Annual Conference on Tuberculosis of the Florida Tuberculosis and Health Association, April 3, 4 and 5 at Sarasota. Asa part of the conference a panel discussion ' on Rehabilita tion of the Tuberculous will be held April 5. Claude M. An drews, Tallahassee, supervisor, Vocational Rehabilitation, State Department of Public Instruc tion, will act as chairman of the panel. Agencies invited to take part include State Board of Health, State Welfare, State Em ployment Service, State Depart ment of Public Instruction, State Tuberculosis Sanatorium. For the first time in the his j tory of the state there are a I number of arrested tuberculosis I patients needing to be trained j for work for which they are phy sically suited. The State Tuber- Jculosis Sanatorium, according to Dr. R, D. Thompson, medical di rector and superintendent, has a [number of patients with arrested | tuberculosis 'physically able to (work but unable to return to the occupation in which they were I engaged when they became [patients at the Sanatorium. i These patients, he declares, can j become economic assets to their j family, community and the state *ff suitable training is given them. j At the time of the discussion, lit is planned to work out a co operative program between agencies participating to enable these persons to be trained for ! work for which they are educa , tionally and physically equip ! ped. FEW OFFERINGS OF SPONGE SOLD There were but few offerings of sponge displayed on the mu nicipal dock this morning, and most of them were wool sponge. There were 82 bunches of these and five bunches of yellow. Largest sale of the day consist ed of a lot of 60 bunches of wool, which brought a price of $288.89, or $4.81 and a fraction the bunch. Other wool offerings brought the sales up to $33.91. Sales of yellow sponge brought the total sales to $337.41. REESE FUNERAL HERE ONSUNDAY Funeral services for Harrison Tillman Reese, who died on Fri day at the home, 1017 Varela street, were held yesterday after noon at the residence. The funeral was in charge, of the Lopez Funeral Home. Pallbearers were selected from the soldiers at ihe Army Bar racks. The deceased was buried with military honors, there being a firing squad from the barracks included irr the detachment, which was in attendance. MRS. SHEPHERD NOW IMPROVING The many friends of Mrs. Cath erine Shepherd will be happy to learn that she is on the road to recovery today, following a se rious operation, which was per formed last Monday at the Ma rine hospital. A. F. Shepherd, the husband, told The Citizen today that when Mrs. Shepherd was taken to the hospital for the operation she was considered to be ip a really se rious condition, and for a short time was really in danger. Firemen Make Heroic Rescue Of Two Persons In Fire Yesterday At Santa Anita Race faliS mm** •%"- & m V : - Si mSMm j - &£ i Bt Am ■ With enthusiastic restraint, Lady Nora Forbes of the Ogden Mills family avoids any show of excitement at a Santa Anita race in Los Angeles. Her anxious companion is wealthy Count Theo Rossi, Italian speedboat racer. CLINTON SMITH j IS ACQUITTED I OTHER CASES HEARD DUR- 1 . ! ING SESSION OF CRIM. INAL COURT Criminal court of record of Monroe county met this morning at 9:30 o’clock with Judge Wil- ’ liam V. Albury on the bench and all other court officers present, i The first case listed on the docket was that of Clinton Smith, master of the passenger vessel Talofa, which plies between Key West and Fort Jefferson. I He was charged with obstruct ing and resisting Harbor Master Frank Papy in the discharge of his duty, and when arraigned, and the charges read, entered a plea of not guilty. | Following jurors were selected ;to hear the case: Otto Lund ; quist, Walter Munroe, Sr., Pedro Puebla, Miguel Marrero, Earl F. Sands and Franklin Carey. The case went to the jury shortly after 12 o’clock, and | within a brief time the jury came into court and advised the judge that they could not reach an agreement. The judge advised that they he taken to dinner and return at 1:30 o’clock, and give i the case further consideration. Precisely at 1:30 the members t returned for duty and retired to give the matter further .consid-1 eration. Promptly at 2 o’clock i the jury announced their rcadi- j ness to render the verdict. They came into the court room and i handed in a verdict of not guilty. ! The case of James Mins, colored, who confessed last week ! i to the theft of $44 from the fish ing camp at Perky, Fla., will be heard tomorrow. Eugene Sands, charged with ! owning, storing, keeping, rent ing, leasing and possession of slot machines, will be placed on trial Wednesday. William T. Demeritt, charged ■ with non-support of his minor child will be placed on trial 1 Thursday. PORTIIUNERAL ! HELD SATURDAY • Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. R. Porter, wife of the president of the First National Bank of Key West, were held Saturday after noon from the residence with a large assemblage present to pay | last respects. At First Presbyterian Church. Rev. John C. Gekeler officiated in services. Interment was in City Cemetery. ; t La Palma Beauty Shoppe Easter Special PERiMANENTS $1.75 and up j KITTY SANCHEZ * t MADRID PEACE FALL EXPECTED LOYALISTS TIRED OF BOMB INGS AND HUNGER. SAYS RADIO lllv A KMor'.ntod f*r*K* HENDAYE, March 27.—The peaceful capture of Madrid by the Rebels is expected hourly as the Loyalist radio continues to chant, the plea of government Spain that it wishes peace at any price to end the long duration of hunger, deprivation, and bomb ings. All that Madrid knows is that something went wrong this week in peace negotiations and that Rebel bombers once more appear ed above the city while Loyalist anti-aircraft batteries blasted at them and field guns fired off the hills. ’ ’temperatures ”* Lowest Highest Station - Just night last 24 hours Abilene 60 86 Atlanta 56 78 Boston 38 44 Buffalo .... 34 60 Charleston 60 78 Chicago ... 34 66 Denver 34 48 Detroit 32 72 Galveston 68 74 Havana ... 68 , Huron 28 42 Jacksonville 64 82 Kansas City 38 62 KEY WEST 75 82 Little Rock 58 66 Los Angeles 52 56 Louisville ... 58 74 Miami 72 78 Mpls.-St. P. 24 42 New Orleans 66 80 New York 50 56 Pensacola . 60 70 Pittsburgh 44 . 76 St. Louis 44 72 Salt Lake City 40 60 San Francisco 44 54 Seattle ... 36 48 Tampa _ .... 66 84 Washington 64 86 Williston 26 34 SENT TO PRISON SHILLINGSTONE, Eng.—Mrs. Adelaide Plaster of this was sent to prison for milking a cow in a field and keeping the milk. SAYING GOOD BYE TO— DICK WORTH’S TOWNE TUNESTERS UNTIL NEXT SEASON—AND HELLO TO— PAUL and HU CABANA HAWAIIANS First Appearance In Key West Opening Today lc Cocktail Hour Every Day From 5 to 6 P. M. FRED MARVIL’S CABANA COCKTAIL LOUNGE AND PATIO 605 Duval Street Key West Key West, Florida, has the most equable climate in the country; with an average range of only 14* Fahrenheit PRICE FIVE CENTS Mrs. Thomas Spencer And i Daughter, Juanita, Res cued By Leroy And Will Roberts Mrs. Thomas Spencer and daughter. Miss Juanita Spencer. l were yesterday morning rescued from a perilous position on the ; upstairs porch of their home at 1026 James street, while flames were destroying a rear room of the building. I Stairway of the house from the | second floor was cut off by the 1 flames and the inmates of the home were forced io reach the I upper veranda where they re i mained until a ladder was placed j from the No. 1 fire apparatus and i the women, who were affected by the dense smoke, were rescued by Firemen Leroy Roberts and Will Roberts. The former ascended to the porch and lifted, the women over the rail to the latter and they were carried in safety to the ground. i Notice of the alarm was re ceived by telephone at 6 o’clock and the box was sounded from Box 112.* The fire was practi cally out at 6:30 with damages to the kitchen and bathroom. WELCOME EDITION | BEING PLANNED | TEN THOUSAND BOOKLETS | TO BE PRINTED BY ARTMAN PRESS i “The ,job that-most needs at tending td at the Key West Chamber bf Commerce is the ‘ getting MOut of the third edition of the* welcome to Key West, ; which will be especially directed toward bringing summer visi tors” said Secretary Singleton to day. ! He said that all that is holding tip the issue is that there are four more commitments for ad : vertising space in order to fi ' nance the printing of another 10,000 of the booklets by the Artman Press, and not comply ing with the requests “is poor business for the city” said the secretary. A short time ago the time of the employes at the Chamber of Commerce was that of catching up with the correspondence. The people who have been writing | have evidently decided to come to see for themselves. So there has been a large decrease in cor respondence and a correspond ing increase in visitors. One of the pressing hits of business at the chamber await i ing finishing touches, is the fine ;map of Key West which is bring prepared for publication by j Colonel Jack De Lysle, and of which a large number will be ; furnished the chamber. I LEAVING TUESDAY 1 Mrs. L. G. Sands and daughter Miss Marie, who is visiting m ; Key West with relatives, will leave tomorrow for Miami and ! will be accompanied by Mrs. Teddy Canova, her two children. Betty Ann and Jean, and Miss Thelma Cates, who will spend a 1 short time in Miami.