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TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1946
STATISTICS STANDINGS . IN DIAMONDBALL LEAGUE END OF YEAR RECORDS GIV EN; SCORES OF VARIOUS 1945 GAMES RECALLED BY WRITER By PEDRO AGUILAR The standing of teams in the Civilian Softball League at the end of 1945 follows: Club— W. L. Pet. Machinists - -6 2 .750 829 Bombers 5 2 .710 Holsum Bread 4 3 .568 Daily News 4 4 .500 Civilian Workers 4 5 .444 American Legion 1 8 .111 Results of games played so far in the Winter League: Machinists Machinists 11, Legion 1. Machinists 7, Holsum 7 (tie game). Machinists 9, Civilian Workers 7. Machinists 3, Bombers 4. Machinists 11, News 4. Machinists 4. Legion 3. Machinists 4, Civilian Work ers 2. Machinists 3, News 5. Machinists 10, Bombers 1. Bombers Bombers 10, Holsum 2. Bombers 13, Civilian Workers 8 Bombers 1, News 0. Bomberfc 4, Bombers 11, jLeg|drtJv Bombers 5, News 5 tie game). Bombers 1, Machinists 10. Bombers 2, Civilian Workers 7. Holsum Bread Holsum 2, Bombers 10. Holsum 7, Machinists 7 (tie game). Holsum 9, News 10. Holsum 8, Legion 7. Holsum 4, Civilian Workers 12. Holsum 13, Legion 1. Holsum 5, Machinists 3. Daily News News 0, Civilian Workers 1. News 7, Legion 1. News 10, Holsum 9. News 4, Machinists 11. News 6, Civilian Workers 3. News 11, legion 7. News 5, Bombers 5 (tie game).' News 0, Holsum 9 (forfeited). Civilian Workers Workers 12, Holsum 4. Workers 3, News 6. Workers 7, Bombers 2. Workers 1, News 0. Workers 8, Bombers 13. Workers 7, Machinists 9. Workers 3, Legion 5. Workers 2, Machinists 4. Workers 11, Legion 9. American Legion Legion 1, Machinists 11. Legion 1, News 2. Legion 5, Workers 3. Legion 7, Holsum 8. Legion 7, Bombers 11. Legion 3, Machinists 4. Legion 7, News 11. Legion 1, Holsum 13. Legion 9, Workers 11. Southern Enginers played in the summer league’s second-half and ( won five and lost four games. The players on this team had 1 the following batting averages: Jordan, 19 times at bat, six! runs, five hits. .263. j Marsh, 23 times at bat, nine runs, seven hits, .304. I Higgs, 15 times at bat, nine runs, five hits, .333. ] Del Valle, seven games, 17 times at bat, eight runs, six hits, 352. Larson, five games, 10 times at bat. one run, no hits, .000. Coss, nine games, 23 times at bat, nine runs, eight hits, .347. Stefra, eight games, 20 times at bat, four runs, four hits, .200. C. Harris, five games, 13 times at bat, one run, two hits, .153. Atwood, one game, once at bat,; no runs, no hits, .000. Ashmore, one game, twice at] bat. no runs, no hits, .000. Ro&am, five games, 14 times at bat. no runs, two hits, .142. K Albury, four games, at bat four times, two runs, one hit, .250. Aurelio Lastres, seven games, 10 times at bat, five runs, six hits, .333. B. Baker, six games, 10 times at bat, one run, two hits, .200. Sinnes, one game, once at bat, no hits, no runs, .000. Yancey, five games, four runs, three hits, .272, 11 times at bat. Rife, six games, 16 times at bat, 11 runs, eight hits, .500. Bethel, played in three games, six times at bat, two runs, two hits, .333. C. Wells, played in four games, 12 times at bat, two runs, three hits, .250. t - Asa whole the team played nine games, was at bat 240 times, scored 73 runs, hit safely 65 times •Jor an average of .262. Chief Brightens Up —But For Whom? (Mw APr*> PONCA CITY, Okla.—Attrac tive new cream colored drapes made their appearance in a place where you would least expect them—the police station here. "rtife idea came from Chief of Police Joe McFadden who want ed to brighten the place up. CITYJPORTS , Every Type of Play DIAMONDBALL at Bayview Park Field (Night Games) THURSDAY— -7:?o—Holsum Bread vs. Avia tion Civilians. 9:00—B-29’s vs. American Le gion. FRIDAY— -7:30—8-29’s vs. Holsum Bread. 9:oo—Miami Daily News vs. Machinists. BASKETBALL at High School Gymnasium (Night Games) WEDNESDAY— -7:oo—Miami Daily News vs. Lindsley Lumber Cos. B:oo—Lions vs. Convent Cubs. 9:oo—Earthquakers vs. Sweet ing’s Auto Service. THURSDAY— -7:oo—Carbonell’s Luncheonette vs. Miami Herald. B:oo—High -School Girls vs. Convent Varsity. 9:oo—Coca-Cola vs. Key West Transit Company. BASEBALL at Municipal Stadium (Afternoon Games) SUNDAY—. Games to be announced. RECREATION Bayview Park—Tennis, basket ball and handball courts. Dia mondball. Comfort stations. South Beach and Rest Beach— Swimming. Masonic Patio—Shuffleboard. Gulf Dock and Rest Beach— Deepsea fishing, small boats. MONEY VALUES FEU IN ’45 By GEORGE PHILLIPS AP Newsfeatures NEW YORK, Jan. I.—The earn ing power of money dropped to the lowest levels in history in 1945 and made possible the great est volume of corporation bond refunding since the iush 1929 era. The federal government made it an instrument wf national pol icy to keep intex'est rates low. As a result, the largest debt ever pil ed up by any nation was carried by the Treasury Department at an average interest rate of a few points under two percent! This was a far cry from the average rate on the gross public debt during and after the last World War. On March 31, 1917, interest rates averaged 2,395 per cent and by Aug. 31, 1919, had advanced to the record high of 4.196 percent. The figures are from Moody’s Investment Service. Investors' Squeeze In 1945 the owner of money for investment felt the squeeze from many other directions. The aver age interest rate paid by mutual savings banks on deposits was 1.70 percent, against 1.78 a year earlier. Virtually every corporation in the country that had a funded debt and a reasonably good credit rating refunded existing obliga tions with lower interest securi ties. >y Btl • and Of the total corporation financ ing in 1945 of appioximately $5,- 750,000,000, all but around sl,- 000,000,000 was to replace out standing bonds. During the year there were 125 bond issues bear ing coupons of more than four percent removed from the New York Stock Exchange list. Most of them were replaced with 2Y4 to 3M percent paper, depending on how good the credit of the is suing company and spot market conditions when they were brought out. Refunding operations in 1945 were more than double the 1944 total and by far the largest amount since 1929. This included money in circula tion, bank deposits, bond holdings and other assets capable of being quickly converted to money. Bond Prices Up The steady pressure of funds was reflected in rising bond mar ket prices throughout the year. Obligations of railroads that only a year or so ago were in receiver ship enjoyed wide patronage. The Associated Press average of 20 rails rose from around 96.50 to 103, the highest since the index has been in existence. The 10 utility bonds in the compilation made the second best showing among domestic loans, reflecting the over-all improve ment in the electric power and light industry’, strongly evident during the last half of the year. Industrial and low-yield bonds, which had their big year in 1944, held on to all the advantage price wise despite repeated lowering of interest rates through refunding. Foreign dollar bonds made sub- SINGLETON RECALLS (Continued from Page One) is past . . . Again Key West hums with lethal activity and the har bor is crowded with war vessels and the streets with men gath ered to defend democratic gov ernment. We called it “The War to End Wars.” Yesterdays follow fast . . . ro mance-laden . . . young lovers walk the blossom - perfumed moon-lit streets . . . proud pos terity of prosperous piratical pa ternity ... a daring, fearless, am phibian race . . . The moon wanes and the skies redden as the boats of alien spongers burn . . . morn ing rises on the “Noble Experi ment” and a baseball team is or ganized . . . The Coast Guard vs. the Bootleggers . . . fast curves today; bullets tomorrow. 1935. The wind blew . . . the railroad departs forever ... a glorious Highway begins to take its place . . . enters Key West in 1938 . . . and travelers crossing the “Seven Mile Bridge” marvel at the tapestry of color as the waves of the ocean and the waves of the Gulf don white caps and dance together. 1941-’45. Pearl Harbor .. . The day of Infamy . . . and Key West becomes a fortified city in grim earnest . . . mightier by far than ever before. New faces on the street . . . new paint on old weatherboards . . . there is a world conflagration . . . again the marching feet of men . . . the insistent notes of bugles . . . the recognition of the fact that here is the GIBRALTAR of the CARIBBEAN ... all the tur moil of hurried preparation . . . Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Ma rines, Air Force, builders . . . fine tall lads from the Bible Belt, the Corn Belt and the crowded streets of the cities ready to render that “last full measure of devotion” at their country’s call . . . Not yet. has all this grim haste robbed Key West of all its most gracious charm . . . the slow pendulum swing of its courtesy, hospitality and leisure . . . but the visitor gives place to the Men-at-Arms and the Essential Worker . . . there is a shady fringe; but . . . the adventurer, the exploiter, might as well remember that Key West has dealt with pirates long ago and has not forgotten how. 1945. KEY WEST TOMOR ROW: Not “Manana” . . . that soul-comforting ward belongs to the Key West of “ayer” . . ./now, “tomorrow” is definite . . . must break the record of today . . .. more men . . . more planes . . . more houses ... a Highway, mod ern throughout ... a giant pipe line . . . gushes a torrent of fresh water . . . replacing cisterns that have served well . . . can no long er fill the growing demand. But in storm or calm, in Peace or in War, still will Key West remain: A Scimitar that guarding sweeps Before the Nation’s heart and ever keeps Unsheathed its vigilance. It watchful waits The out-post sentinel of our Southern gates. Key West, 1946 ? ? ? One safe bet is the ferry for your car and ypu to Havana; another is the ex tension of the Intracoastal Water way to this southernmost point in the U. S. A. Another (and this is betting on a certainty) is the better management of the city under a modern Commission- Manager form of government, provided by the Charter adopted this year (1945). COMES A MORE REMOTE TO MORROW and Key West is a city of shining homes, the fountain of retsoration to the weary and heavy-laden, in the kindliest cli mate in the United States. Tenny son saw that day when: “The war-drums throb no longer And the battle flags are furled In the Parliament of Man, the Federation of the World.” . . . This is the hope of the world and in the meantime Lovers of sea and sky and sun Rose-tipped clouds when the day is done, White-capped waves where the swift tides run; Behold Key West. Well, this is part of our story. It all sums up to this: You are invited to Key West, to partake of our famous Turtle Steak, Cuban Coffee, Crawfish Enchilada and Coconut Ice Cream. Enjoy our hospitality. \ In the meantime, you have a correspondent in Key West. FIRST POSTAGE STAMPS New York, —The first postage stamps were put on sale in New' York City in 1847. stantial progress after the end of the war. The Treasury Department came into the money market twdee dur ing the year against three times in 1944. In the seventh drive early in the year $26,300,000,000 was realized and in the final, or Victory Loan drive, $20,000,000,- 000 was exchanged for govern ment paper. In 1944 a total of close to $60,000,000,000 was raised. THE KtiS WEST CITIfiSEN BRAZIL NEEDS V MORE FARMERS, * GETS SLICKERS By TAD SZULC AP *!*•-• Editor RIO DE JANEIRO.—At the moment when Brazil most needs its agriculture resources to feed its own population and to con tribute to the world-wide pro gram of postwar rehabilitation, its rural population continues to abandon the fields to migrate to the big urban centers. Thus facing one of the most serious problems of its adminis tration, the government is trying to solve it by directed immigra tion and stimulation of city workers to return to the rural zones. Trouble Grows In spite of various measurers adopted with the aim of return ing rural populations to agricul tural districts, the situation has grown worse and worse, and the Classified Column Artvertlneinenta andrr tbla bead will be inaerted la The Citizen at the rate of 2e a word for each Inner tioo, bat the minimum charge fee be Brat 25 worda or leaa la SOe. i'be rate for blackface tree la He a word and (be minimum charge for the firat 15 worda or leaa la 46e. Payment for claaalfled advert ie ueata la Invariably In advance, bnl regular advertlaera with ledger ac count* may have their advertlae* menta charged. ■ Vo laaure publication, copy maat be in the office before 11 o’clock oa the day of pnbllcatloa. HELP WANTED TELEPHONE OPERATORS WAGE INCREASE' Learners now earn a mini mum of $26.00 per week for 48 hours work Wage rates for experienced operators are proportion ately higher F v quent increases, addi tional payment for evening, Sunday and holiday work MANY OTHER ADVANTAGES Let our Chief Operator, Mrs. McDermott, tell you the whole story Apply 9 to 5 at the TELEPHONE OFFICE janl-tf Lady to do general office work. Apply at Monsalvatge & Drane. dec29-tf Barber. Oversea Barber Shop, op posite Oversea Hotel. See Mr. Perez, 423 Amelia st. dec29-4tx 1 1 r Experienced cashier wanted. Ap ply immediately. Victory Cash Market, 1028 Division street. dec3l-3t Wanted immediately, butcher; also person for fruit and vege table department. Victory Cash Market, 1028 Division st. dec3l-3t WANTED p? Small fishing boat and lightweight skiff. Must be reasonable. Write giving description, price to 59-1 Poineiana Place. dec29-3tx WANTED TO BUY 1940, 1941, 1942 Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth car. Apt. 42-D, Naval Housing Project. dec3l-4tx MISCELLANEOUS Refrigeration sales and service. Repairs on all makes. All work guaranteed. Mumford & Ross, 220 Duval st., phone 333. dec22-lmo Used furniture bought and sold. Key West Bedding Cos., phone 669, 515 Front st. janl-tf Lawn mowers, saws, knives, scis sors sharpened. Sewing ma chines, small motors, suit cases, trunks, locks, etc., repaired. Keys duplicated. B. F. Camp bell, 928 Division street. decstf Picture framing, diplomas, cer tificates, photos. DiNegro’s Stu dio, 614 Francis st., phone 1197-M. janl-lmo FOR HIRE For Hire—Truck, general moving. J. C. Ramsey, 709 Whitmarsh Lane. Temporary phone, 444, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 pjrr. janl-lmo FOR SALE Pony, SSO. Apply 2301 Patterson Johnson, Phone 372. janl-tf Hormone Injections To Be Given Plants <j(By Auot'ktMl Pwii) SYDNEY, Australia. During the next 12 months hormone injections will be given to 90,000 apricot trees, in the irrigated area of Leeton, New South Wales, to delay flowering for three or four weeks and pre vent damage by frost. Attempts also will be made to soeed up the peach crop by three weeks in order to space out better the arrival of fruit at canneries,, and an American ex pert hopes to increase the toma to crop 30 per cent by judicious use of hormones. necessity of a further immigra tion becomes evident. The gov ernment has acted by promul gating a decree establishing new rules and dispositions as to the entrance of immigrants to Bra zil. TOR SALE Vita Var House Paint, guaranteed 100% pure. $3.25 gallon. There is none finer at any price. Pierce Bros. decls*lmo 2- and 3-bedroom bungalows, furnished and unfurnished; small down payment, balance payable monthly. Johnson & Johnson, Phone 372. janl-tf Original hand - painted tropical pictures by a local artist. An ideal Christmas gift. Paul G DiNegro, 614 Francis st. declS^Otx Bronze screen wire, metal flash lights, automatic electric baby bottle warmers, brass hose noz zles, Pyrex flameware. See us for your paint and hardware needs. Lowe and Son, 846 Olivia st. dec2B-4tx Vita Var Full Body Floor Varnish; $5.00 value, $3.95 gallon, none better. Pierce Bros. decls-lmo Vita Var Super Chromium Finish Aluminum Paint, covers 30% more surface than most of the aluminum paints. $5.40 per gal lon. Pierce Bros. decls-lmo You can now get shoe skates. $17.95. Skating Rink. dec27-6tx Twelve-piece bedroom suite, la dy’s bicycle and guitar. Apply 933 Fleming street, 9 a.m. to , 3 p.m. dec29-6tx For Sale—7-room house, lot 45 x 105 ft. Apply 1106 Fleming st. dec29-4tx Movie camera, 16 mm Cine Ko dak. Evans’ Photo Supply, 506 Southard street. dec29-3t Complete furnishings for dinette and living "room. Dishes and kitchen utensils. Apt. .39-D, Navy, opposite High School. dee3l-3tx Baby’s crib, large size, Simmons’ spring and good mattress. 1231 South st. dec3l-2tx 2 adjacent lots in the city’s nicest residential section, on Grinnel near South. An ideal homesite .High and dry. Priced to sell quick, $750 each. Office, 915 Windsor Lane, phone 222-J. dec3l-3tx 13 lots in one block 50 x 100 each. High and dry and ready for development, near new pro posed beach. Total price, $4,500, less than $350 each. Office, 915 Windsor Lane, phone 222-J. dec3l-3tx , ■ ■ ■■ l 1 I Radiance roses. Freeman’s, 1121 Catherine st. Phone 672-W. dec2l -tues-f ri-lmox Four rooms of furniture. Radio, fan, heating lamp. Apt. 6, Na val Low-Cost Housing. janl-3tx FOR RENT * - - -- -r Detective stories, romances, biog raphies, all the best new books, some for 5c per day, many for only 10c for a whole week. Paul Smith, Bookseller, cor. Simon ton and Eaton streets. janl-tt Completely furnished cottage at South and Elizabeth streets to a couple. No children. No pets. Apply 1104 Division st., or phone 391-J. dec3l-2t Large furnished room near beach. OP A rate. 1721 Flagler Ave. Apply evenings. janl-2tx WANTED TO RENT Furnished apartment, near beach if possible, by January 10. Write Box K, c/o Citizen. janl-2tx LOST Brown billfold with zipper. Will finder keep money and return pacers to Mrs. A. R. Korecky, 227-D, Poniciana. ’ dec3l-3tx DIVER DAVIDSON HERE HAS HAD RENDS, ★★★ ★ ★ ★ Salvaged Normandie; Was In African Invasion FOUGHT* SEA MONSTERS, UNDERWATER Harold B. Davidson, ex Chief Boatswain’s Mate USNR, sal vage expert, inventor, diver, ex plorer is in Key West with Mrs. Davidson and daughter and is residing at Poineiana. His wide experience has car ried him from the romantic tasks of scientific expeditions, gath ering specimens and taking sub marine movies among coral reefs, to the hard dangerous construction of sea walls, bridge foundations, and salvage of sunken ships, often in sub zero weather. He was on the first Navy crew to begin work salvaging the ill fated Normandie. Later he took part in fhe African in vasion. He was thrice commend ed while in the service. One of his salvage devices was accepted by the Navy for use in ship salvage. His first hand experiences with the so-called monsters of the deep include octopus, manta, sting rays, and the ferocious Conger eel. This man ha s shot more air bubbles at voracious sharks and barracuda than most people have blown smoke rings in the safe sanctum of their own homes. He considers them more of an annoyance than a danger to a deep sea diver. Asa staff member of several scientific expeditions, he was with the New York Aquarium securing rare Caribbean speci mens; The S*utton Expedition in the Bahamas; and the Barton Expedition which made and pro duced the picture “Titans of the Deep” under the direction of Otis Barton, inventor of the Bathysphere. He also served on the first collecting crew of the Marine Studios of St. Augustine Florida and built the reproduc tion of the coral reef in the tank at Marineland. The real dangers of diving, he insists, lie mostly in the human element, such as mistakes made above the surface. Mechanical i failures and faulty equipment j account for many casualties. The j physical limitations of the hum an body under pressure add to REPRINT FROM THE MIAMI HERALD, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 30th. 1945. PAGE 4-B Sao Paulo Asks U. S. To Keep Sailors From City Behind the News In Latin America . j by both Brazilian , c w Catted 'and u- Litde „. s rr.“e r r 6 T"- - ‘Beasts by ” iouWe si* ed a [ hat lour *.i- Citizens Dec. 18 in J;f and to take an ob- ors attempted un g worn den!? which city mobs with * * s&sts:. SssStfiX-igi , week, Jus ctew restiictea T e beginning °* ly m Navy ***?£fJ 35 SI s? Z Sabirs hSC -iv.. ‘Vx.pw rs. hour. 10 000 formed W framed. led bach W *fJ2t** at the Ute £ *&**£*£ . tM+'SJfSsz StfSS&sS a* ‘Soie r Tane|o. jg ££ after the pad” ship * c £‘“nWrta ln ed Sw to ‘““/they might send - ar /ftcr the meident, mam -•Sr- durl ' fracas. * uu This Space Paid for by Martin Thomaf the risk. Bends and squeeze ac count for many casualties. How does it feel to die. David son can tell you. He was one of the few to survive a squeeze. Alone and crushed beneath fathoms of water, he suffered the agonies of the dread squeeze. His apparently lifeless body cruelly compressed, was hauled to the surface and taken from his water filled dress. Adrenalin injections directly into the heart, were necessary to start it, and he lived again. With the hum of tropic winds still in his memory, Davidson has tales of buried treasures, wrecked galleons, and fabulous loot. Davidson is in Key West now interested in searching out tales of treasures along the reefs and on shore. NOW SHOWING amusementSark BE ANIMAL° 7 j; ODDITIES roV^!°ripley Better Than Ever— | ' 1 att Porcupine. Quail, Doves, I Fawn, Badger. Skunk. I Wildcat; White, Black & I Gray Raccoons. Prairie I Dogs; Timber Wolf; Flying Squirrels; Foxes! I t/A Hi rr a rfc Gray Raccoons; Prairie , V/tKI 11 Ito Pheasants. Amazing vast and rare specimens . . . OPEN SAKtoURM. ",”„J r Gi c L s R°.”"om WELCOME-WALK IN 41SE | er at Marathon, Fla. I NOON to 11 P.M. U I PAGE THREE It’s AH Right, Dear, They Know Me There (ll> Aunriated Prew) WATFORD CITY, N. D.—Two years ago, Donald Erickson’s hip was crushed when a tractor rolled over him. Last year, he was seriously hurt in a plane crash. His leg was fractured this month in a mine accident, and Erickson made his third trip to the hospital in as many years. This time it was a double trip. Mrs. Erickson went with him —and, shortly after their arrival, gave birth to a daugh ter. NAVY PEDALS WAY TO NEW VICTORY (Bt A<nmrlatrd PrMi) WASHINGTON.—During the capital transit strike which left some 500.000 Washingtonians with no rides to work, people were trying everything from roller skates to horseback, but Lt. E. C. Gulick found the prize solution. On his way to the Navy Department on a bicycle with a basket attached to the handlebars he offered a lift to Mrs. John R. McCauley, en route to the Pentagon. She climbed right into the basket.