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&lje fKrij Hirst Citizen
Published Daily, Except Sunday, by
I„ H. AKTMAN, Owner and Publisher
JOE ALLEN, Uawinewa Manager
► , From The Citizen Building
, , Corner Greene and Ann Streets
Only Daily Newspaper in Key West and
Monroe County
•entered at Ksy West, Florida, as second class matter
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to
"JBt for republication of all news dispatches credited
,j\ it or not otherwise credited in this paper and
glgo the local news published here.
One Tear JIO.OQ
Six Months 5.00
Three Months ,——....
One Month r._ J. ——./—. , LOO"
*“ kly ■&.
Made known on gpylicaiioai
,pkcm* x ottFf.
All reading notices, cards of fhiakv, P#eolMHo*
Of respect, obituary;' notfitß. poems, etc., will be
charged for at the rate of 10 cents a line.
Notices for eatertainn.ent by churches from
which a revenue is to be derived are 5 cents a line.
Th* Citizen is an open forum and invites dis
cussion of public issues and subjects of local or
general interest but it will not publish anonymous
1. More Hotels and Apartments.
2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion.
3. Airports—Land and Sea.
4. Consolidation of County and
City Governments.
wy 5. Community Auditorium. i 1 *
While*thereV> n^a ainjig
the correctness giade y
economists, and the rworu shows that the\
are wrong about as often as anybody else,
the public is usually interested in what a
so-called expert thinks about luture tiends.
This leads to the views of General
Leonard C. Ayres, Cleveland banker, who,
in a recent address, declared that business
is entering a primary post-war depression,
evidenced by increasing unemployment, de
clining production and falling national in
comes, but added that this is to be expected
after a great war and coincides with the
transition into peacetime economy.
The economist does not consider the
condition alarming...ajid predioLs_Jtiiat_tiie
national Ff <e as earl >’
as the middtfraffil-IC.T <Wrds reconversion
may be production curtailed
by labor strikes and price, controls, the
Cleveland man sees a boom of great in
tensity and of probably considerable dura--
tion in the nation.
Hd frdirhd'Out that the people have
“shortages .jqf (i eyer£i4ii*g money,”
that many debts have been paid, that sav
ings have accumulated arid that the public
now f has about four times as much actual
and potential purchasing power as it pos
sessed in 1929.
Only Congress can remodel our own
sided and ineffectual labor laws so that
they will represent fairness and equality.
Under present labor legislation, all man
ner of biased rulings have been secured by
labor leaders against industry. Abuses
have become so odoriferous that they have
finally reached the public’s nostrils. ,
One of the latest moves df'f aft or lead
ers to alienate public as
sional goodwill’,’ Is'their tb compel
executive or supervisory employes of com
panies to join labor unions. This is'nbthing
more nor less than an attempt to gain c<*n
trol of management without any financial
obligation or responsibility.
If managerial and supervisory em
ployes can be forced into unions, manage
ment might as well turn the industries over
to the unions to operate, for there would
be no one left on the side ot management
to represent the owners. If Congress fails
to correct this situation, there will be no
more freedom of enterprise in the United
Obstinacy is assertion of will without
“Human” is what every man is; “hu
mane” is what every upas , ought do be.7 . r
- *•
It is astonishing how interesting a dull
piece of work may become if 6nd one's
self to doing it well. r *\t- i {'ft r j
A man who kills another is a killer,
even if perpetrated in self-defense, which
has been so often used as an excuse.
Ghe Colobus Monkey of Ethiopia parts
his hair in the middle. So do many of the
genus homo sapiens. That is one instance
where monkies and men have the same
diing in common.
A good deal of steaming, even sweat
ing, has manifested itself recurrently, since
the city commission took over the affairs
of the city, over the fact that the new char
ter limits the millage on realty in Key
West to 20 mills.
But it should be borne in mind that
millage is not the dominant factor in the
collection of taxes. The assessrnent is the
thing that counts. When a stranger comes
to town s>vith the pjjjcpose of purchasing
real estate, he does. ndt ask alone, “What
7s the millage?” fcnK that would not mean
anything to him.
* The millage may be/our or five mills,
‘and taxis would be high, or it may be 50
mills, and the taxes would be low. The
governing factor, in collecting realty taxes,
is the assessment.
Now, tell a man what the assessment
is and then let him know* what the millage
is, and he can figure out what he would
have to pay on any given amount.
Using round figures, the assessment
of realty by the city is $7,800,000, and the
millage is 37*4, which gives an approxi
mafe return of $290,000.
In the county, the assessment of Key
West realty is $13,000,000, which, at 20
mills, gives a return of $260,000.
Much of the $30,000 decrease could
,b$ taken care of, /when the city govern
ment uses the 100 percent valuation, as is
(fone in tHh (bounty, by increasing the taxa
tion on persoal property, which, also, is far
lower on the city books than it is on the
Oie Citizen has been told of many
cases of city personal property assess
ments, which, to a man with half an eye
who viewed the stock or other personal
property* could see the estimates are ridic
ulously low.
Assessments can be made to conform
with any millage, high or low, so what the
city has got to contend with is not the
fixing of the millage at 20, but the increases
that must be made in the assessments.
You can save money if you’re never
in a hurry to buy.
1 —— * - ■ " ! ■
are not going to fold
ly steal away. ' ■ /jjjjßSy
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Several nations have accepted the in
vitation by Greece to send delegates to ob
serve the elections in the spring. Russia
declined on the groups that acceptance
was tantamount to interfering in the priv
ate affairs of a foreign* tiali&rv as if she
were not guilty of such acts, not fn one but
in many instances. What hvpocricy!
There is little use to be worried about
the threatened “crime wave,” according to
Lewis E. Lawes, former warden of Sing
Sing Prison, who declares that there will
be no post-war crime wave so long as “de
cent jobs” are available.
This is a far different tune from that
being sung by J. Edgar Hoover, head of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation who
constantly reminds us, by tables of per
centages, that the criminal surge is about
to engulf the nation, with youngsters lead
ing tra* van. ;
- Mr. liawes denies these spectacular
statistics, which are widely quoted in the
press, give a true picture of the situation.
He says a 100 percent inarease for a com
munity, hailed as a tidal wave of crime,
becomes less menacing when we find out
that there were four arrests for the par
ticular violation instead of the two of the
year before.
The former prison head puts his finger
upon one fact which deserves attention in
Key West when he says people “are inter
ested in every place except their own home
town.” They get excited about zoot suiters
in Los Angeles, or race riots in Detroit, but
forget their own poorly financed play
grounds, undernourished youth organiza
tions. underpaid teachers and uninspired
police officials.
“Kids who only need a little guid
ance and understanding” are thrown into
jail, where they need help most and “where
they get it least.” He admits that he be
lieves in prevention and discipline but de-
tencfjme/ to>put young people into
unsegregated jails, where they come into
contact with hardened criminal types.
We write this article to pass on to our
readers the views of Warden Lawes and
because we believe he has something in
what he says. We do not expect anybody
to do anything about the matter in Monroe
County, where everybody is too busy to pay
much attention to what happens to a few
people under arrest.
ttt faMty Hits. Beit* ‘f
Chapter 21 |
[Monday 11:07 p.m. to Tuesday
1:50 a m.]
LIKE a wound-up mechanical
toy she began to walk back
and forth across the floor, her
mind seeking some solid Knowl
edge from the monstrous thoughts
that sprang from confusing facts
and nebulous impressions. Her
nerveless fingers unbuttoned ber
frock and without volition sbe
undressed and got ready for bed.
A sound from the salon brought
consciousness of the present and
pulling on a blue satin negligee
she went to the door and opened
it. Moore was filling a tray with
soiled glasses.
She started to ask him who had
been in her room that afternoon
but caution made her refrain. A
person could have gone in un
noticed for that matter.
“Moore, Doctor Wandell sug
gested we search the house. He
thinks someone must have hid
den in here.”
‘1 tried to tell them cops that
anybody with a key coulda got
in—madam.” The last word was
an afterthought.
“Even with the guards at each
“You know they move around,
same as anybody would.”
“But who would have a key?”
“Who wouldn’t? You know
when the boss moved here—seven
years ago . when he was skivin'
in “Pins and Pyramids” and he
was gtill married to Mrs. Alma.
It dicfai’t look like this then—had
fancy carved furniture and Orien
tal rugs. Then Mrs. Grace came
and she had one of her gentle
men friends do it over like this.
It’s likely they kept plenty of
“So all the Baker wives have
lived here?”
“Yes, madam.”
“How long did you know
Robey, Moore?”
‘•Twenty years, madam.”
“And he was only married
three times? She tried to sound
“Yes, madam.” There didn’t
seem to be anything gained by
questioning but she was positive
he did know something about
that other marriage.
By i
Standard Press Association
fri 1815—George G. Meade, Soitl*
ier-engineer, Union general, vic
tor of the battle of Gettysburg, j
an efficient, rugged character J
born in Spain of American par-j
ents. Died Nov. 6, 1872.
1817—James T. Fields, noted!
Boston book publisher andi
author of his generation, borai
at Portsmouth, N. H. Died April!
24, 1881. (
1853—Tasker H. Bliss, soldier, |
scholar and diplomat, chief of ]
staff in ,"World War I, born at j
Lewisburg, Pa. Died Nov. 9, 1
1857 Michael J. Kelly, the
King Kelly and the “Ten Thous- j
and Dollar Beauty” of the 1880’s ,
baseball fame, bom at Troy, N. I
Y. Died Nov. 8, 1894.
1869 Stephen B. Leacock. !
Canadian economist and her be- i
loved humorist, prolific writer, j
born in England. Died March 28.
1775—Gen. Richard Montgom
ery dies leading vain assault on
1793—Thomas Jefferson leaves
Washingtons ..Cabinet to lead an
early Republican Party two
dominant parties, Republicans'
and Federalists till 1828.
1796 Baltimore incorporated
a city.
1879—At Menlo Park, N. J.,
Thomas A. Edison demonstrates
the first system of street light
ing, in which the incandescent
lamp is used.
1908 Wilbur Wright makes
flying history in France by fly
ing 77 miles in two hours and
21 minutes.
1936—Washington Limitations
Treaty of 1922 and the London
Pact of 1930 both end —and
world starts ship rearmament.
1940 Navy cancels war games
as fleet is held as unit in
Hawaiian waters.
1941 Japs land at will at the
gates of Manila.
1943 Hitler, in message to ;
German people, says, “there will
be no victors and losers, but
merely survivors and annihilat
1944 Patton opens anew
counter - offensive drive into
Nazi flank. Allies bomb Berlin"
Gen. George C. Marshall, the!
President’s special ambassador j
to China, retired Army chief of
staff, born Uniontown, Pa., 65 I
years ago.
Justice Stanley Reed of the!
U. S. Supreme Court, bom at j
Mason City, Ky., 51 years ago. I
Dr. Ralph D. Hetzel, president;
of the Pennsylvania State Col- j
lege, born at Merrill, Wis., 63 j
years ago.
Dr. Marion E. Park, president!
emeritis of Byru Mawr College,!
He went with her to search
the apartment. They looked
through closets and behind doors
but found nothing until they
came to the rectangular recess in
which the piano stood at the west
end of the salon. At each side
were closets with files of sheet
music and of phonograph records.
The doors were blended into the
walls and were opened by press
ing a release that was scarcely
visible. In the south one several
blue threads, fine and silky, were
caught on a hinge. Julia lifted
them and studied the substance
“Alma carried a blue chiffon
handkerchief,” she said finally.
“It was tied on one of her brace
lets that night.”
“Yes. that sure is the first Mrs.
Baker’s, madam.”
The words stressed, “first Mrs.
Baker’s” brought her attention
back to Moore. He did not seem
to notice. He was eyeing the wisp
of blue with open speculation.
“She may have seen the mur
der, madam.”
“Not if she were in the closet.
Why would she hide there?”
“Because she saw it,” he sur
mised, excitement screwing his
features more closely together.
“And that is the reason Doctor
Wandell took her off—”
“Or maybe she’s the one.” His
voice rose in his eagerness. “That’s
it—she’s the one. She done it and
the doc is kcajpinß her away from
Jpril give tfefs to thg inspector
ii* the morning,!* JuM said and
somehow wished sne had not
found it.
Soon after that she went to
her room and locked Apth doors.
She sat down at lac
quered kneehole desk and took
some stationery drawer.
Perhaps writing down some of
the things that puzzled her would
help her draw a few conclusions
from the mass of incidents that
appeared to be so mixed and dis
1. Why was Robey afraid of
my seeing Hank? There is only
one answer to this. 1 think. He
didn’t trust me to be quiet if I
found Hank had been the one
who saved me.
2. Why did Robey say four
OF 1945
AP News fwftu res
■ IjThis old vear of 1945 should :
well -remembered one in
history, for it saw a number
of momentous, first-time hap-
H% .
- pemngs Among them:
For the first time, a Presi
dent was inaugurated tor a
fourth term ... For the first -
lime, a President died in tbe
midst of war . . . For the first
time, a President assumed of
ifee while the country was at
Fqr the first time, atomic
energy was successfully util
ised ... a conquering army
landed on the Japanese home
land . . . Britain turned a
prime minister out of office
on the eve of victory in war
... a non-stop flight was
made from Japan to the
United States . . . French we
men voted ... an interna
tional tribunal was set up on
a vast scale to try "war crim
fronrTSfe One)
( tion* suggestors are inline for a
possible further award from the
National Board of Awards in
W-ashington, D. C.
Following is a list of narqes of
people who received certificates
recognizing their awards and
beneficial suggestions: PW’ Trans
portation, Charles A. Richardson
and Anthony Kemp; Shop X-38,
Mrs. Ruth Breeseman, Antonio
Esperdv, Harry G. Butler. James
T. Lively, Louis F. Roberts, Ar
thur Rawley, Dow Thompson:
Shop X-31. Benjamin Scribner,
Daniel Neese, Louis Schucker;
Shop V-52, Albert Thompson, W.
Adams, John Romero; Shop X-41,
Henry Youiig: Shop X-56, Lily B.
Alsop and Harold F. Thomas:
Shop X-26, Emory J. Harris; De
sign Section, Alexander Torbitt:
Planning Section, Walter V. Bums
and Ellis Russell: Disbursing Of
fice. Bernice Sackett.
born at Andover, Mass.. 70 years
Prof. Colin G. Fink of Colum
bia University, famed electro
chemist, born Hoboken, N. J.,
64 vears ago.
Leland Olds of the Federal
Power Commission, bom at
Rochester, N. Y., 55 years ago.
The last day of the year does
not promise very good fortune.
If any success is to be attained,
cultivated. The patient waiter is
oftener rewarded by success
than the one who seeks to tear
open life’s secrets by force of
either strength or guile. Still a
proper application of today’s
powers may bring success.
Mrs. Bakers were coming Satur
a. Adelaide Campbell Baker
Was to be there.
b. Someone posing as her
was coming.
3. Who carried me back to bed
Sunday morning after I was
struck down?
a. Virginia
b. Moore
c. An intruder.
4. Who searched the salon last .
night? . M . .
a. Virginia
b. Moore
• c. An intruder.
5. Who killed the woman in the
red hat?
a. Robey’s murderer
b. Robey
She hesitated before wilting the
last word, then decided it was
possible. As far as she knew he
could nave reached the Janis
Hotel in time to send the woman
to her death at seven o’clock. The
police, of course, might be able
to disprove the theory.
THE telephone rang. She waited.
expecting Moore to answer
but the ringing persisted. There
was no permanent line in her
suite. Moore plugged one in when
she wanted it. She presumed it
was Frank and thought he would
give up presently but the ringing
continued. Unable to stand it any
longer, she unlocked the door to
Robey’s dressing rpom and ,v*enl
to the fojer. The light wasistill
on. She picked up tbe phooi and
said “Hello,” glancing* nervously
about her. It was Doctor# Wany
“Are you all right, Mrs. Baker?”
“Yes, of course/’ . f
“I had to tell you. ATma got (
out of the sanitarium and she
may come here. Tell the guards
to watch for her. I’m looking
everywhere I can think of.” He
hung up.
Julia put the phone back in its
cradle. After a stunned moment
she hastened through the apart
ment tow Moore’s quarters at the
back, turning on lights as she
went. She knocked and got no
answer. Steeling herself against
what she might see she opened
j the door. No one was there.
To be continued
Youth For Christ Rallies will
begin; this new year - on Tues
day. 8, at -7:3#* pjne'-at
the Slone Church, corner of
on and Shhontflrt stpeOis. i
This, it |( said, will give
everyone a chance to recuperate
from the holiday season, and j
then Teally enjoy the work for
Christ and God’s Kingdom.
Special numbers are m store |
for thqse who attend. Mrs
Grant Duncan will take p*q*t in
sharing with all her talent 3*;
God’s Qlory. Watch for art* ad 1
at the end of the week concern-
ing these activities.
Everyone is welcome, both
young and old.
Sublfft to Change
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Monday. Decembei 31 si
8 P. W. to Midnight
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7:00 Fulton Lewis, Jr.*
7:15 Dance Orchestra 1
7:30 Frank Singiser, News*
7:45 Inside of Sports*
8:00 Bulldog Drummond*
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9:15 Real Life Stories*
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10:00 Jon Gart Trio*
10:30 Detect-A-Tune*
11:00 All the News*
11:30 Dance Music*
11:45 Dance Orchestra
11:55 News*
12:00 Dance Orchestra*
Tuesday, January 1
7 A. M. ti* \ <>in
7:00 Sunrise Serenade
7:15 News
7:30 Sunrise Serenade
7:45 Weather Report
7:50 Sunrise Serenade
8:25 News
8:30 Sunrise Serenade
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10:00 Meditation
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Anon to t P. W.
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12:35 Rhythm Makers
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1:00 Once Over Lightly*
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2:00 Cotton Bowl Football*
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7:30 Arthur Haole. News*
OF DECEMBER 31, 1935
Mario Mesa, who has resided
here all his life, has become a
homesteader in the Cherr,
Farms and .strict in West Flarioa.
i Locrl .spongers Held anotfie.-
meeung.last wght *o eanskfe
iurQief #k proposa to estahlst:
a ipoogt cxciuißgt in Key* West.
i V. ~
Word was received in Kev
West todav of the death, last
i Thursday, of Mrs. Euph-- a
Maloney in the home of h* r
; son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
land Mrs. Douglas W:is<>n. m
Miami. She was 88 years of ag*\
the Widow of Walter C Malorr >..
one of Key West's early may<>:...
La Casa Marina will be open
ed formally for the season to
morrow, under the manager* r.t
of Peter Schutt.
Dr. 'William R Warren will
make an address on the evening
of Januarv 2 at the public in
stallation of newly elected offi
cers of Fern Chatter of the
Eastern Star.
WoWr Leon of Miami ar
|ried todpf- to vis i the* .r.
.TV* Ann street.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M
1 Llqi|. Talilrt. V• Ury
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