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Associated Press Day Wire
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
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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
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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
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HUNGARIAN SHIPS MAKE
TRIPS OVER BORDER.
DEFYING TRUCE
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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
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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.
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La Palma Beauty Shoppe
Easter Special
PERiMANENTS $1.75 and up
j KITTY SANCHEZ
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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.

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