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(Hje Key tOrst Citizen THE CITIZEN PI BUSHING CO, INC. Published Daily Except Sunday By I~ P. AKTMAN. President and Pebliakrr JOE AI.LEX, Bufttnesa Manager From The Citizen Building Corner Greene and Ann Street! Only Daily Newspaper In Key West and Monroe County i-tttred at Key West, Florida, as second class matter Member of the Associated Press the Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use ' >r republfcation of all news dispatches credited to ;t or not otherwise credited in this paper and also tne local news published here. sriisc r7ptioslrate s •no Year <IO.OO Months 6.00 .hr-e Months 2.50 >n *: Month .85 •Veekly .20 ADVERTISING RATES Tlade known on application. SPECIAL NOTICE All reading notices, cards of thanks, resolutions of espect. obituary notices, etc., will be charged for at the rate of 10 cents a lfne. N'otic.-s for entertainment by churches from which i revenue is to be derived are 5 cents a line. The I'itizen is an * forum and invites discus ion of public issues ; id subjlcts of local or general 3i' n st but it will r _ publish anonymous communi cations. THE KEY WEST CITIZEN WILL always reek the truth and print it without fear and without favor; never be afraid to attack wrong or to applaud right; always fight tor progress; never be the or gan or th mouthpiece of any person, clique, faction or class; always do its utmost for the puolic 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 ihe reader; never com promise witn principle. IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. Writer and Sewerage. 2. More Hotels and Apartments. 3. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 4. Airports —Land and Sea. 5. Consolidation of County and City Gov ernments. ft A Modern City Hospital. “R” you aware that the oyster sea son has begun? Only good Americans may enlist or be conscripted. Those who have been convicted of crime or who are out on parole are exempt. It is said that crime doesn’t pay, but it seems to have its ad vantrges. Outstanding in interesting and un usual trees in Key West is the Banyan Tree, which is an East Indian tree of the nettle family, which sends down from its branches roots that develdp into accessory trunks. Undoubtedly, if interested, Miss Mcllie Parker can tell you more about them. Assuming that the Senate ratification of the transfer of 50 destroyers to Great Britain was not required by law, could not President Roosevelt have let Congress and the people in on the deal. After all this is bur country and they were our ships. Be sides the Act of June 15, 1917, specifically forbids the trans** from the United States, while a neutrai, 10 a belligerent of “any vessel built, armed or equipped as a vessel of war.” Evidently not being “a neutral” the law is not applicable to the 50 ships. Speaking of James Farley’s resigna tion as postmaster-general and return to private life. President Roosevelt said “Jim. with a family to support, finds its neces sary—as some of the rest of us may have to do—to go back to private life.” That statement may be prophetic—Mr. Roose velt may have to go back to private life next year, but not for the reason he as signs or suggests, for the presidency is well paid and he has an ample fortune at his command and another in expectancy. Uncle Sap is making overtures to buy Latin-American friendship, which would last as long as the money was forth-com ing. The decoy is in the form of loans which quite naturally would increase agri cultural surpluses in competition with our own, and would also encourage rival in dustry. That course is like sending good money after bad for the countries south of the border owe a reputed $1,610,000,000 to American investors, and that sum is 77 per cent in default. The “good neighbor” policy with which the Roosevelt Adminis tration is imbued would not be enhanced by such a course, much less would the de sired objective of that policy be attained. AHOY, BIG PROJECTS! ' Tempus fugrit—is the way our present leader of the nation put it when he urged Congress on to pass the conscription bill. The Citizen wonders if by repeating the same words—time flies—we could ob tain governmental action on the two proj ects we've all been discussing for lo! these past several months. Indeed yes, we won der, but, somehow, it appears quite with out the realm of possibility that the charm would work. Three months ago this column con tained encouraging words of the Aqueduct Line and the Overseas Highway Extension. At that time, due possibly to unwarranted optimism on the part of several of our peo ple, both projects that will ultimately mean so much to Key West had approach ed such status in the governmental mill that momentary announcements of “ready to start work” were expected. Since then, however, both improve ments have bogged down to such a great extent that one hears very little discussion about them. True, the Aqueduct project came up for some clarifying statements a short while back, but the Highway project —what’s happened to it, we ask? Confidential reports have it that the Navy Department has decided that noth ing will be done about the Aqueduct Line until and unless the residents of this city make certain guarantees concerning amount of water they will use. That is— they won’t build the line for part-municipal consumption of water unless those guar antees are forthcoming. There still re mains the possibility that the line may be built exclusively for the naval station, al though even that may be discouraged in that supplies of fresh water are considered to be ample for some time to come. So much for the water line—and one can readily see that its status is quite un certain. As to the highway, there were some rumors awhile back that concerned State Road Department listing of the ex tension on its “hold-over” projects for 1941. Certain state officials were striving towards that end, but there has been noth ing of late to indicate that success has, or will, come for such an endeavor. It is becomirg increasing patent that nothing is going to happen on our two “big-time projects” in 1940. It’s too bad that such discouraging words find them selves spread throughout this space—but, facts are facts, and. in the .main, should not be ignored. As to 1941! Let us all hope and pray that the new year will not far advance be fore the word is officially announced that our much-needed projects are definitely on the way. AN “UNKNOWN” GIVES SIOO,OOO The story comes from Waterbury, Connecticut, where an anonymous citizen is credited with giving away SIOO,OOO without permitting anyone to discover his identity. Iwo hospitals received $25,000 each from the donor, three churches got SIO,OOO each, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts got $5,000 each and the rest was distributed among a number of charitable organiza tions. It is something remarkable when a citizen donates SIOO,OOO to the betterment of his town or city, but something very unusual when he, or she, does it without revealing his, or her, identity. While we doubt that any citizen of Key West is ready to donate as much as SIOO,OOO for public service in this area, publicly or anonymously, we call the at tention of our citizens to this unusual hap pening in Connecticut, with the observa tion that small gifts are as acceptable as large ones. Who knows? There may be some body in Key West within the next twelve months who will make a donation for the public benefit and set an example that will be followed, in the course of years, by many other citizens. Let’s wait and see. IT DOES SEEM TO US! We have commented several fimes upon the cruelty that parents often visit upon their children in selecting names for their off-spring. It seems to us that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Infants should do something about the Pennsylvania couple who named their twin sons, Wendell De lano and Franklin Willkie. There ought to be a law, et cetra! / THE KEY WEST CITIZEN CAMBRAdaAPHS -*\\ - W HAT WITH SIDE SLIPS and arrpockets, Ezra Stone must chance getting his eyebrows on crooked as he “makes up" in the sir between New York and Boston for stage appearances in Marblehead. However, with the help of a pretty hestess, the busy star of Thursday night's "Al drich Family” on NBC, makes out aH right with this difficult assignment. _ -( r' : sii#'Af*kfe us wans—** TURNING SUMMER INTO WINTER!—This wintry scene is s summer window display. The girl Is skating on real ice—the tiny rink was designed by the York Ice Machinery Corporation. The whole display, which advertises the Philco-York air conditioning units, is portable and can be readily moved from one store to an other. When this picture was made the exhibit was circulating among department stores in New York City, attracting huge crowds of shoppers, f ~ * —i THE RETURN By FRANK C. SCHNEIDER I saw you last night at my win dow; You were clothed in robes of white. I felt vour presence so strongl”, The darkness seemed turned to light. Your smile was as sweet as a flower That had just been kissed by the dew And was getting ready to blossom. Sweetheart, I was glad to see you. I watched you as you left me, You just seemed to float away— Tripped from one cloud to an other. I hope you come back some day. I shall watch for you every eve ning When the cool breeze blows o’er the earth And the sun has set in its glory. I’ll be standing by the Firth. On the incoming tide I’ll expect you—- Do not make me wait in vain. I know you arc now more beauti ful— Will be my sweetheart again. I wish I could tell you. my loved one. The things that lie nearest my heart, But I can not seem to express them— I think you knew when time came to part. The night you soared to the Spirit world. You had a smile to the last. I knew the Angels were with you— All of my happiness past. For I felt I could never journey Along the narrow path. But religious teaching helped me: I shall follow it to the last. Just think, I might have lost you— But now we will meet once more. Be joined by the angel choir, Be united forever more. C C C MALARIA V V U colds I.lqnld-Tshlcfx- X y mp tii ml Salve-Nan* Drop* ft rut day Try “Rxb-Wf-Tlni" —a Wnaderfal Uslaußt Speaking of GOOD COFFEE try Strong Arm Brand Coffee Imported Cuban. South America and Mocha. Order some to day from your grocer. TRIUMPH COFFEE MILLS Phone 683-J \\ y \ ~ 11 ** || ‘ i 'Oi 1 \ V_ / 'M * 41 SUMMER COM FORT —and don’t we ail wish we could do what Olivia DeHavillend is m gracefully do ing—resting in the ccol breeze after a refreshing dip. U. S. WEATHER BUREAU REPORT Observation* taken at 7:30 a. m. 75th Mer. Time (city office) Temperatures Highest last 24 hours 85 Lowest last night 77 Mean 81 Normal 82 Precipitation Rainfall, 24 hours ending 7:30 a. m., inches 2.02 Total rail fall since Sept. 1, inches 10.44 Excess since Sept. 1, inches 6.68 Total rainfall since Jan. 1, inches 31.19 Excess since January 1, inches 5.74 Wind Direction and Velocity E—s miles per hour Relati7e Humidity 91% ‘ Barometer ax 7:30 a. m. today Sea level, 29.94 (1013.9 millibars) Tomorrow's Almanac Sunrise 6:14 a. m. Sunset 6:28 p. m. Moontise JliLl- 7:45 p. m. Moqnscg 7:49 a. m. Tomorrow's Tides (Naval Base) AM. P.M High 10:54 10:50 Low 4:20 4:26 FORECAST (Till 7-30 p. m.. Wednesday) Key West and Vicinity: Mostly cloudy with showers tonight and Wednesday; gentle to moderate north and northeast winds. Florida: Partly cloudy in north and mostlv cloudy in south por- "Key West's Outstanding" LA CONCHA HOTEL Beautiful—Air-Conditioned Rainbow Room and Cocktail Lounge DINING and DANCING Strictly Fireproof Garage Open The Year Around fill ? *MfU EXHAUST CAS } / DEADLY \ CARBON VMONOXIDi/ NADGKAA WilT COUMC&. *■ HJup -x" PATTY BERG, famous woman golfer, receives an insulite fish cooler from E. W. Morrill, general sales manager of the tnaulite Com. pany. Miss Berg is leaving for a fishing trip in northern Minnesota where the tiger muskies grow. This fish cooler injures the catch reach, ing home as fresh as when it leaves the water. tion tonight and Wednesday: showers on the southeast coast and Florida Keys tonight and over extreme south and east-cen tral portions Wednesday. mFDWESS Wherever you choose to spend yew ■ vacation, you'l! have more fun lor i*ss money going by bus. To tho mountain* the seashore or America s many lake resorts ... great bustling cities or gu>*t countryside ... to the New York World* Fair or to the Isle of Enchantment costs but 569.95 to go to both > —there • ? * a departure to suit your convenience. SO4Aa! Florida Motor Lines' and Greyhound 'lt, Lines'new Super-Coaches and big Zephyr ' % buses are completely air - conditioned. J 7On most limited scfcedulos *nd many * * "through runs." these new buses are kept at a healthful and comfortable tempera lure, regardless of outside weather caskdi- ■ tions. Now you caaenioy America sscemc f * highways in air - conditioned comiort. - i * >y ? B ll[ LOW VACATION FARES Tfcg- ASHEVILLE 512.35 522.2S ATLANTA 11.45 2C.E5 BIRMINGHAM -2.55 22 2! CINCINNATI I'.OE 3C *C ‘ : DEI RGIT 20.5 C 3L 90 - * - • w *- 3-00 h: JACKSONVILLE 7.55 12.60 NOW YORK 11.90 34-K x rtMhA L. 85 12.35 ALHLNGTCN Z Z .Is! *. . T‘ BUS STATION C:r Sc-!.-ard sr.: Eanarr.c S: SONJA HENIE. movie ard skating star who uses ice m performing her sensational tricks, learned anew trick about ice recently when she visited the Fngidaire exhibit in the General Motors build ing at the New York World's Fair. She is shown as she wctches Richard Fisher, ex hibit lecturer, produce spark ling frost on s “snowbaH" held m hot flame. After see ing this demonstration. M ss Menie said she probably can skate outdoors this summer —if it gets hot enough. WHAT DO YOU KMC* ABOUT POLITICS? t Answers tm Pays Faacr 1. A st-nauir for nuarh 2% years lost tn what pnlxtiea. ap set? 2 The Maine ek-ctsoc neeaL. what "misqut'tathir toy Janes A Farley' 3. (a) What is then jk cwntnai between Mrs Clan tr r Mr Millar, of South Cacubca mat Mrs Frances Bohon at Ofr -> Or. what issu* aid esprek opinions' 4 How is the numner *f i kr toral votes determined' 5 Quirk now—when n it— al election day" A score cf SO is 900 c Donald McNeil of Okakcna ? the m>w national Mi> -;r*ek rhampnw) through ha dr*rat at Bobby Riggs, defending m— pion. Your Newsboy sale, sells then at relax. ... loses if a exist—e r fail toa p mm him promptly and ii|slah. The Citizen tebbbat. Amiat it ** SOCIAL SttOKTT ISV IBMd m m * tptMfwr I*9 Win -* i—AKi * wmm mm.