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f /ft iKcy lOest Citizen
\ THE C ITIZEN PIBUSHI.NG CO, INC.
/Published Daily Except Sunday By
L- P. AIITMAX, President and Publisher
JOE ALLEN, Business Manager
From The Citizen Building
Corner Greene and Ann Street*
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entered.at Key West, Florida, as second class matter
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THE KEY WEST CITIZEN
WILL always seek the truth and print it
withoht fear and without favor; never be
afraid to attack wrong or to applaud right;
always fight ior progress; never be the or
gan or the mouthpiece of any person, clique,
faction or class; always do its utmost for the
public welfare; never tolerate corruption or
injustice; denounce vice and praise virtue,
commend good done by individual or organ
ization; tolerant of others’ rights, views and
opinions; print only news that will elevate
and not contaminate the reader; never com
promise with principle.
IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST
ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN
1. Water and Sewerage.
2. More Hotels and Apartments.
3. Eeach and Bathing Pavilion.
4. Airport. l —Land and Sea.
5. Consolidation oi County and City Gov
6. A Modern City Hospital.
Sightseeing at the World’s Fair in
New York produces hot dogs, but not the
kind you can eat.
Since the Republicans believe in a
democratic form of government, why don’t
they let the Democrats run the country?
Roth President Roosevelt and Presi
dential Candidate Willkie were Wall
Street lawyers, so it is tit for tat on this
Three years behind prison bars is
ample time for Convict Moe Annenberg to
come to the conclusion that honesty is the
The net effect of the government’s
spending for preparedness will be the
same as in the days of pump priming, and
the industrial boom it will create will be
artificial. We wi 11 now see spending as
we “ain’t never” seen it before, and you
are going to feel it pretty soon, too.
People are speculating on the curious
parallel of Marshal Balbo’s death and
that of General Werner von Fritsch, who
was also killed under equally obscure cir
cumstances. In former days tyrants
poisoned those in their way, the technique
today is apparently of a different and not
wholly understood nature.
Key West is not prepared to enter
tain a national convention, commercial or
political, but it is prepared to take on state
conventions which should be sought by the
Chamber of Commerce. That kind of busi
ness is like any other business, you have
to go after it to get it. The Chamber of
Commerce of Philadelphia estimates that
$12,000,000 was spent in the City of
Brotherly Love as a result of the recent
President Roosevelt has signed the
Alien Registration Aet and delivered a
final warning to disloyal aliens that this
Government will “deal * vigorously” with
all subversive elements. Starting Septem
ber 29 all aliens v : 11 not only be required
to register but also to have their fingers
printed. It is said there are 3,500,000
people in this country who owe allegiance
to other countries than the United States.
Many'in Key West will be affected by this
law. Another wise step would be to out
law the Communists and the Nazi Bunds.
The Citizen is not a rain-maker.
Neither does it profess to be a weather
propret. The closest we come to any con
i tact with the weather is our duty of print
ing- the reports each day as compiled by
the local bureau. The point is, however,
Key West needs rain, and that badly.
What to do about it? Well —if
there’s anything in the superstition that,
just as sure as an editor writes an edi
torial in advance on a controversial sub
ject, then it is sure to happen that sub
sequent events make the editorial out
dated—then, we contribute that idea to
the cause and sincerely hope that this
| column, written ten hours in advance of
publication of this issue will be ridiculous.
More clearly—we mean that this ar
ticle. stressing the need for some good
rainy weather, may bring on a good cloud
burst if for no other reason than the fact
that, violating*the common rule, we didn’t
wait to see if it would rain before we pre
pared this editorial.
Another thought—advanced by our
next door neighbor—seemed quite reason
able. Left-handed as the jibe is against
the weather bureau, we believe that
i worthy organization can take it if we re
mind them that their prognostications last
week calling for rain did not prove all
that thev should have been. Contrariwise,
then, the fact that no predictions of rain
fall here were made this week, should
; bring on the rain. Or are we getting this
thing all twisted up?
What we started out to say, however,
is that the complaints of no rain have
brought up the question of drinking
water, and its shortage in many areas city
Wouldn’t it be nice if we never had
to worry about, drinking water again?
Just think about it —then realize that that
condition will be with us when the pipe
line comes from the mainland. Thirsty?
Want some nice clear, fresh water for
cooking? Just go to the faucet and run off
■ all you want. No limit at all.
Which reminds us—how’s that proj- ;
ect coming along? It seems to go in
! spurts. Action galore for a day or two,
then all is quiet. It should be time for
another dose of action right soon. The
Citizen, as usual, is all agog to tell our
readers all about the next step.
Nope! It didn’t work! 'Aswego to
press, it hasn’t rained yet. Has someone
else an idea as to what to do about getting
A former Governor of Louisiana has
been sentenced to ten years in a Federal
prison after being convicted of using the
mails to defraud the State of Louisiana
in the purchase of trucks.
Apparently the Governor was con
victed of receiving $31,000 in a “kick
back” commission from an automobile
truck dealer who charged the State an ex
cessive price for some two hundred trucks.
The motor vehicle* dealer and another
State official plead guilty, receiving fines
of $3,000 and SI,OOO.
While the Governor of the State, who
was caught taking the “kick-back,” de
serves no defense, it appears > that the
others indicted, including the motor ve- j
hide dealer, got off rather lightly. Busi
ness men who complain of graft in gov
ernmental affairs should be discouraged
from participating in such transactions.
They are as guilty as the officials they
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WHY YOU CANT BELIEVE ALL
One bright boy rises to remark that
“you can’t believe all that you see in the
newspapers,” and no newspaper man re
futes the statement. Truth of the matter,
most of the news in a newspaper is based
on what some member of the vast public
1 says, and the fact that people sometimes
twist the truth, and fool newspaper men,
i explains the remark.
Asother common remark that one
hears is “I see where The Citizen says ...
and the speaker will go on to narrate
some news article that has been printed,
i never stopping to think that a vast ma
jority of the items that appear in print are
merely reports of what others say or claim,
1 which the newspaper presents to intelli
gent readers leaving them to pass their
j own judgment. i
THE KEY WEST CITIZEN
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“Look here,” quacked Donald Duck, “what have
you done to help those miserable millions of refugee
children in Europe?”
“Little children whom I used to make laugh, are
weeping bitter tears today,” said Mickey Mouse.
“Won’t you give to help them?” barked Piute
“I’d be a Red Cross nurse, if they’d take a \
KEY WEST IN DAYS GONE BY
Happenings Here Just Five, Ten and Fifteen Years Ago* Today
As Taken From The Files Of The Citizen
FIVE YEARS AGO
Plans were virtually completed
i today for the entertainment of
the visiting members of the Mi
ami Beach Business and Profes
sional Women’s Club, who will
visit Key West tomorrow and be
accompanied by a goodly number
of their friends.
i M, E. Gilfond told The Citizen
today it will take from 30 to 60
days to bring about the changes
contemplated in the administra
tion, changing over from the
present emergency relief admin
istration to the proposed Works
A drill will be staged tomor
row morning at the submarine
base for the members of the Key
West Junior Beach Patrol, it was
announced today by the recrea
tion department of the Key West
Administration. It will start at
10 o’clock, says M. V. Plant.
i Dr. E. H. Carnes left this morn
ing for Tortugas on the Light
house Tender Poppy for the pur
pose of studying the physiological
experiments now being carried
on at the Carnegie laboratory by
the group of scientists who go
•there for study yearly.
The first of a series of concerts
‘to be given by the Key West
, Hospitality Band was presented
last night at Bayview Park.
George Mills White said this
morning that every effort is be
ing made to improve the pro
gram and that the listeners could
expect to see much improve
TEN YEARS AGO
Outstanding among the cases
lin Criminal Court are those of
iuve KEY WEST 1030 ui. 10 day limit inclodirx
Mondays & Thursdays
Arrive Havana 5:00 p.m. the same To PORT TAMPA
afternoon. Return from Havana on f<l O
Tuesdays and Fridays, sailing at ROUND TRIP 1 O
9:00 a.m. and arriving at Key West Tuesdays and Fridays
at 3:15 p.m. at 54)0 p.m.
THE PEMHSIIUB l OCCIOENIU S. S COMMIT
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__Consult YOUR TRAVEL AGENT or J. H. COSTAR, Agent * Phone 14
some mouse to help,* promised Minnie.
Disney’s popular characters turn serious for a
moment to urge ail Americans to give generously to
the American Red Cross War Relief Fund for rescue,
feeding, shelter and medical care of millions of
homeless and orphaned children in the European
the 11 Tarpon Springs spongers
who are to be tried on charges
of violating the sponge law’s.
Most of the arrests were made at
Marathon and the charges are
practically the same in every
The county’s bond and interest
account is in perfectly good shape
with all obligations paid to date
and resulting cash balance to its
credit in Tallahassee of $67,000.
This statement carrying the above
information was read at a meet
ing of the commissioners last
i Ship No. 2, which left here
July 3 for camp at Sarasota, ex
pects to start back for home to
morrow and to reach the city
late Tuesday afternoon. This
w’ord w’as received from Skipper
John Roker. who reports the out- \
ing a wonderful success in every
w r ay.
Edw’ard J. Hanrahan. formerly
of Chicago, Veteran’s Bureau pa
tient, w’ho slipped away from the
Marine hospital a week ago, was
apprehended at Big Pine Key and
is leaving this afternoon for a
hospital in Augusta, Ga., in
charge of a nurse who was sent
here for him.
Captain L. W. Maddox, of the
United States Army, Mrs. Mad
der and her sister. Mrs. J. H.
Bamhouse. will leave Monday for
Fort Benning. Ga., where Cap
tain Maddox is stationed. The
three have been occupying the
lieutenant’s quarters at the Army
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
The largest of what are known
as Munson’s Islands, about twen
ty-eight miles east of Key West,
has been sold to what is known
as the “One Hundred Club",
composed of a group of New
York sportsmen, for SIOO,OOO. and
will be used as a clubhouse.
Major General Harry Hale,
who commanded the 26th divi
sion in France and recently has
been in command of the Sixth
Corps Area was placed on the re
tired list of the army yesterday
on account of his age. He will
be succeeded by General William
Twenty-three members of Boy
Scout Troop No. 5 are leaving
tonight on the Steamship Cuba
for Tampa. The boys will be in
charge of Scoutmaster George F.
Archer and Assistant Scoutmas
ter Roy Hamlin. They will go in
camp at Odessa, near Tampa, for
A local organization of the In
ternational Typographical Union
was formed at a meeting of
printers held last night in the
Jefferson Hotel. T. R. Payne was
elected president, T. L. Retchings
vice-president and Charles L.
Atwood secretary and treasurer.
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Today s Birthdays
Admiral Claude C. Bloch.
U.S.N., bom at Wodobury. Ky.. l
62 years ago.
Arthur M. Hyde of Princeton.
Mo., ex-secretary of agriculture,
bom there, 63 years ago.
j Hugh Ferriss of New York
City, a noted consulting archi
tect. bom in St. Louts, 51 years
Judge Samuel H. Sibley of the
sth U. S. Circuit, at Atlanta. Ga.. <
bom at Union Point. Ga.. 67
i Dr. Olin West, secretary of the
American Medical Association.
! Chicago, bom at Gadsden. Ala .
66 years ago.
Kirsten Flagstad. Norwegian
soprano, bom 45 years ago.
4 Sidney S. Lenz of New York,
bridge expert, bom in Chicago,
67 years ago.
Dr. Robert M. Hopkins, secre
tary of the World’s Sunday
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