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OF INTEREST TO KEY WEST ?W
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
NATIONAL and STATE NEWS WITH A LOCAL SLANT
Navy Paper "Closes Shop"
The troubles Key West’s Naval
Operating Base is having at its
print shop may soon be solved so
that its publication, The Outpoot,
will make its appearance again.
But such is not the case with The
Mock-Up.
U. S. Naval Amphibious Train
ing Base at Fort Pierce was de
commissioned the other day and
that meant the suspension of Ihe
Mock-Up, the base’s publication.
For three years The Mock-Up re
corded the activities pf the base
Starting out as a mimeographed
newspaper, the final edition of
the publication contained 68 pages
of text and printing. The “fare
well” edition summarized activi
ties of the base from its inception
to decommissioning.
Another Navy publication here,
the NAS’ “Propelican”, is now
appearing in a “new dress”.
Raw Orleans Will Compete
With Key West
New Orleans is planning ferry,
aervice to the Yucatan Peninsula
but admits Key West will “beat
It to the gun”.
A recent article in The Port o'
New Orleans Record goes into de
tail about the rising importance
of the Yucatan in the tourist trade
and reveals a proposed ferry
route from that port to Progreso
in Yucatan to compete with Key
West.
Key West holds a big advantage
over New Orleans in time requir
ed for water passage to Yucatan.
The 90-mile distance to Havana
by ferry from Key West can be
covered in six hours. The tourist
would then drive to the western
most port of Cuba at La Fe for
the 120-mile jump to the Yuca
tan. At present a boat trip from
New Orleans to Progreso requires
40 hours. j
The Pan-American route 01
through Key West will join up
with the main trunk line from
Laredo, Tex., by links across the
Western tip of Cuba and down the
Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico is
planning anew port near the
eastern tip of Yucatan, where tbe
motorists will land from Cuba.
From there a highway will run
to Merida, then turn south to the
port of Campeche and continue
on to join the Pan-American high
way at Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Concerning the route througn
Key West, the New Orleans paper
said: “According ‘to last reports,
the ferry service to be inaugurat
ed for the benefit of tourists—Key
West-Havana-Trujillo City -Me -
rida —is a foregone conclusion.
The boats will be able to take
about 800 passengers with 150 to
200 automobiles. Rates have
been tentatively set at a very lov r
•calc so as to make this tour avail
able to ail.” <• .*(?>’'
It'll Cost More To Cat
At Public Schools
The Citizen published an ait-
Iclc sometime ago revealing that
state funds to public schools for
maintenance of the School Lunch
Room Program would be reduced
and that local authorities would
have to meet the reduction.
Without state aid many school
lunch rooms have been forced to
close. Others have had to resort
to various means to remain open.
Comes now announcement that
the school cafeteria in Belle Glace
this week increases its prices for
lunches as follows: Elementary
pupils. 20 cents instead of 15
cents, high school students and
teachers, 25 cents instead of 20
cents.
In the end, it’s the public that
pays.
Naw State Legion
Auxiliary Officer
Ladies of the local American
Legion Auxiliary may be inter
ested in learning that Mrs. Pearls
Adams, of Jacksonville, last week
succeedd Mrs. M. L. Montgomery,
also of Jacksonville, as secretary
treasurer of the Department ot
Florida Auxiliary. Mrs. Montgom
ery resigned. The new secretary
treasurer is a past-president oi
Lakeland Unit 4.
Start Making "Truman Flour"
March 1 -
Housewives of Key West will
be buying “Truman bread” with
in five to seven weeks. That’s
BERMUDA MARKET
JOHN COBO. Proprietor
An Up-to-Date Sanitary Market Complete Refrigeration
WHITE at ELIZA Street PHONE 52
We Expect to Have A Limited Shipment of
NEAT
For This Weekend At
Ceiling Prices or Below
When It Can Be Had. Cobo Has It!
Self Service Groceries, Fruits and Vegetables
★ WE DEUVER GROCERY ORDERS *
when the Agriculture Departmnt
says present stocks of light flour
will have been used up and bak
ers will start using the new flour.
Millers will begin making “Tru
man flour” March 1 on orders
from the department. The new
flour will contain by weight at
least 80 percent of the oriignal
wheat fjrom which it made as
against 72 percent at present.
The “off-white” bread is najned
after the President because of his
, recent orders to conserve wheat
! so that more can be shipped over- 1
J seas for starving victings of the
past war.
You Can Help Solve
Youth Problems
Key West groups interested in
helping solve the youth problems
of this state, and particularly thh
city, will be afforded ap oppor
tunity to do so in the near future.
Governor Caldwell has called a
state-wide conference on juvenile
delinquency to be held in Talla
, hassee March 18.
Among those invited Ht>y the
' governor to attend the Confer
i ence are: Juvenile court and
! county court judges, state wtJ
j fare officials, PTA’s, educators
religious, civic and fraternal or
-1 ganizations and service clubs.
I ‘ The invitation takes in prac
tically all groups in Key West
that desire to better- conditions
j for the problem children of this
bity. ).oh m
j Emphasis will be placed on the
, “problems of the incarcerated ju
venile offender”. //V
Look Out. 4F's!
Key West’s 4F’s in the non-fa
ther ranks between the ages of
18 and 25 may soon be called up
to meet the Army’s critical need
for occupation troops.
• Draft boards all over the cour.
try, acting under requst from se
lective service to provide 75,000
physical rejects before May, are
now scanning their lists of 4F’s.
i Admitting this will lower effi
ciency and increase disability dis
charges, the Army says it has
failed to get enough fully fit men
and must use other means to fn.
its required quota of 250,000 mer
during the first five months of
this year.
I Under the standards,
the Army-will; accept men with
certain types of hernia, stuttci
ing or stammering, mild chronic
neuroses and mild mental del’
ciencies.
The draftees also will include
some with physical disabilities ai
present deferred for agriculture
and occupational reasons.
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Rising Prices Hit , !>,
Men On Htad ~q -j',.
It’S a fact that despite th<
scarcity of many articles, hutfiar.
hair remains plentiful. It’s, .als
a fact that it’s' costing more fbi
THE LOW DOWN
— from ■•"
HICKORY GROVF
You know, one thing you car
say for prize-fightin’—hitting be
low the belt is not cricket an.'
the guy doing so gets booed
. whether he is the champion oi
• the other guy. And a referee, if
jhe don’t shoot square with both
parties, he gets booed also. But
prize-fightin’ in some quarters it}
( sorta looked down on as if it was?
rougher or ucouth people, i in-
VOIVCd. /\ ,|r } u , iq, ,n fjM I
What you drivin’ at, says Her.
ry. Well, I says, it is on account
of how our Govt, could take some
pointers from the squared circle—
and when a labor dispute shows
up it should not take sides or look
the other way, or favor one versus
tne other. Take one item like
pickets, where they clutter up a
neighborhood or keep the boss
off his own property. That is not
shootin’ square with the boss.
A referee, when he gets to sid
in’ with one versus the other con-
I testant, he is about washed up
jand his refereeing days are nunv
I bered, like it was there with Bel-
I shazzar when he fell down on the
• job, in Mesopotamia.
j Yours with the low down,
JO SERRA.
men to exercise their privilege of
getting rid of it.
Following in the footsteps of
Miami arid Fort Lauderdale, the
barbers of West Palm Beach have
hiked their price for haircuts
from 75 cents to one buck.
And it won’t do WPB males
any good to whistle (in the dark;.,
“Shave and A Haircut, Two Bits ’.
As far as we can learn, haircu’s
remain at the 75-cents price in
Key West, although there are a
few considerate barbers still
charging the sensible 50-cent
price. It was reported recentlv
that some barbers here lifted the
cost to SI.OO. There may be a
few still charging this amount but
they are definitely in the minor
ity—or should be.
Spanish Vets To Meet
May 5-8
Spanish-American War veter
ans of Key West are reminded
hat the 36th annual encampment
if their Florida Department wiil
je held in St. Cloud May 5-8.
No More Boom Days
But—
Florida is not seeking to cre
ate an finflux similiar to the boom
lays of the mid-twenties but it
is exerting all efforts to bring
nore permanent residents and :n
--dustries within its borders and is
?oing after summer vacationists.
As Key West can testify, Flor
ida is now enjoying' its grealc c t
tourist season since the war, if
aot the best in its history. There’s
haidly room for more right now.
Yet, come summertime and all
these tourists and vacationists
•vill be sweltering in the heat'up
aorth. Florida will be mfryjjMfcr
,'ush winter trade. ,Jhe f“jg,Ui£&
■oasort” will be on. ~<■ ±
It is to eliminate this “slow’’;
)eriqd',t£at the state’s first&&|H
seeksstl'lrf
luce permanent residents and in
lustries to locate in Florida. It
vill be out for the the summer
/acationists, too.
The commission has a half mil
ion bucks to sell Florida to resi
tents of other states. Its attrac
tions include: No state income
evy, no inheritance tax, consti
utional limit of two mills on in
angible personal property, home
tead exemption law (first $5,000
valuation on residences tax free,
'xcept for special assessments
tnd bonded indebtedness), tax ex
emption until 1948 for new indus
ries in a number of general clas
ifications, and close relations be
ween agriculture and industry.
—— A i
Taxpayers Getting *
Attention
Taxpayers of Key tyest and
T lorida in general ate coming in
’> “SERVICE is NOT our MOTTO . . But IT IS our BUSINESS” ‘ J
IH ‘*
£ Because the diamond” you ]
► choose is a symbol of the deep ’
l love you feel for the person to ’
► whom you give it, you will ]
* not select it in haste, for you <
► want only the best that money 4
l can buy. That’s why so many 1
► people come to us for our dia
l monds are the best you can
► buy. They’re priced low to , •• -
l suit your purse but their high
► quality and everlasting beau^
i ty is priceless.
t Wedding Sets
l From $45.00 to $2,500
! Birthstone Rings for Ladies and Men - All Months
► Expert Watch Repays'
I All work dona on th# promises,.
► |\/|1 ABSOLUTELY
► GUARANTEED
THE KEY WEST CITIZEN
for a lot of attention these days
—what with the abundance of
special committees and proposals
springing up all over the state.
Here’s the latest:
Florida tax collectors decided
at their recent 17th annual con
ference in Tampa that it’s about
time to stop fooling the taxpayers.
They said the present discount
system in tax payments is just
a “false bonus” and should be
eliminated.
The collectors also agreed tax
statements should be placed in
the mails at an earlier date than
has been done in the past. This
could be accomplished, the col
lectors said, by speeding-up the
drafting of annual tax rolls so
that they can be in collectors’ of
fices before the legal deadline of
November 1 each year.
At any rate, the proposals were
I referred to a legislative commit
tee for study. ,
Bigger And Better
National Guard •
Military-minded men of Key
West will again have an oppor
tunity of utilizing their talents
along this line, some time in the
future. How? Well, the National
j Guard is coming back, bigger,
I better than ever. < .. V.
: War Department has announc
ed plans for building of a 622,500-
man National Guard ,twice pre
jwar strength,; arid governors of
I the 48 states are studying the
| plans for formation of state units.
Tramp, tramp v tramp—the boys
| soon will be marching again in
I Key West.
to* reSum r.
j Mon economics between the SaSL
I to prewar relationships.
There you have the unanimous
i opinion of members of'the Gul e
Ports Association on this vital
; subject. It no doubt wHliinteve-’t
I
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Strand Theater
DAVID NIVEN, in
"THE WAY AHEAD"
Coming: Thfe Story of Dr. Wassell
!=-. ■
Monroe,,Theater <
DENNIS MORGAN in <
Usssiaegy j
those locally concerned as 'Key
West is between the two coasts
and is used at times as a port-of
call by the ships plying the At
lantic and Gulf.
Gulf coast leaders say “pros
pects are poor” for the resump
tion of coastwise shipping until
readjustments in the economics
of the trade are made. They de
sire relationships that existed
previous to the war before they
go to work in earnest.
J. Russell Wait, president of
the Gulf Ports Association, add
ed, “And if there is any area that,
is adversely affected by the ab
sence of coastwise shipping, it’s
the Gulf coast region.”
AMA Medical Plan
For Key West
Key West will, be ahle to share
in the benefits of the, nation-wide
voluntary medical care plan form
ulated by the American Medical
Association. The AMA proposal
provides for support of locally ad
| Slop and Shop at 4
II: wiNf IEFC FOOD *
I ml YU LIXt) CENTER
► DUVAL and ANGELA STREETS PHONE 94 }
II . ’• 4
. Join the Families Who Shop j
{ ' and Save at Wing Lee’s j
► Wc are thankful for the many new customers who arc now j
£ shopping for the first time in our Food Center .... we also 4
► appfeciate the continued patronage of our many, many sat- *
£ .n .1 ........ u - isfied friends .... It is always 4
y LEE’S ORIENT our aim to he able to obtain <
► Duval and Aiieeia strrrtN the best of Food Products .... 4
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* LUNCHES** DINNERS Lee s Food Satisfaction <
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' Except Tuendny* ___ _ __ ,1
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► We Cater to Parties, * *
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"The Fashion Store oi Quality"
; 1 ffc
mmtmiPmsenlini* All That Is New
' \ *-• v. ,iiav,"• 4 I
: j- Radies’ ReadyrtojiW-ear j
i Lay-A-Way j
Easter
Purchases
Shewing <
z.~xr:“ |
and
Accessories |
Distinctive
• Showing j
Play and
Sun Suits
A Wonderful Showing of .. .
Seasonal Apparel in Dresses, Suits and Coats
- . ■ ■ " - ,
•Beach Wear ; • Hallers
•Play Suits • Blouses
• Short? •Millinery
•Bathing Suits • Costume Flowers
•Corde and Alligator Bags
STARLING’S
STYLE CENTER
Women's Apparel and Accessories Exclusively
“Opposite Ihe La Concha Hotel”
417 Duval Street Key West Florida !
, minstiered medical care plans in
' communities all over the country
: and free choice of doctors.
All that is necessary to estain
lish a medical care plan in Key
West is to meet the standards set
by the AMA’s council on medical
service anti get the approval of
, the state or county medical so
j ciety.
I A number of divisions have
been formed within the American,
j Medical Association to assist local
medical care plans.
! The plans must be organized
and operated to provide the great
est possible medical care benefits
to subscribers.
j Here’s a chance for Key West
I doctors to demonstrate they place
; the Welfare of their patients above
| all other interests.
!_ _____
FDR Birth Date State
Holiday In Kentucky
The, house and senate haa to
1 override the governor’s veto but
! Kentucky today stands as the
first state in the union to desig
nate January 30 a legal holiday.
That’s the birth anniversary of
the late FDR.
Key West remembers the da‘e,
too. The late President did much
for the Island City to endear him
self in the hearts of practically
all local residents. We cannot
forget.
SHOP AT
ARCHER’S
for YOUR WEEKEND TABLE SUPPLIES,
We Have Plenty of GRADE 'A'
BEEF
PORK ROAST - PORK CHOPS
and
SLICED BACON
•Staple and Fancy GROCERIES *DAIRY Product#
•Fresh FRUITS and VEGETABLES
•Also A NICE Selection of FROSTED FOODS
Plan to Bring Your List to ARCHER'S and
Convince Yourself of Quality and Values
You'll Always Do Better When You Shop at Archer's
Archer's Grocery
"The Store That Serves You Best"
814 FLEMING ST. PHONES G 7 and 47
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£ Our Going'Out" of'the ■
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: For a few more daya! I
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g Beautiful 4-Piece Light Walnut O
■ Bedroom Suite :
■ M 71.00 , JPRic r e IJ/IJV1 J/IJV •
B 2-Piece Walnut Odds and Ends ■
■ Living Room *“““*'* ;
■ Suite CHAIRS
" Regular Price, $150.00 Regular Price. $6.50
J - PRICE SIISM PRICE s33s;
l -
k CLQTHES BASKETS - 5J.50 aiMl f3.7D m
Waple MORRIS CIISIRS A ~ Z
Reg. $39.50 Values * SALE PRICE ePOXeT-t) -
FOLDING TABLE and 4 FOLDING CHAIRS
Beautiful 5-Piece BRIDGE SET dJQO CA
Reg. $42.50 Values SALE PRICC
Assimilated leather Coverings g
Occasional Upholstered Were NOW ■
ROCKERS $17.00 $11.95 ■
Assorted Coverings WINE - GREEN - BLUE ■
Large EXTRA SPECIAL at q
RAG RUGS . $3.95 m
Framed Reg. $11.50 Values _
MIRRORS .. . Now $6.95 m
Well-Constructed Were NOW
Large Oak Office CHAIRS $12.50 $8.95
Were NOV/
METAL PIN-OP LAMPS —. $3.67 $2.49
Were HOW ■
FLOOR LAMPS _i .: $18.50 $12.95 ■
■ Were HOW ■
DESK LAMPS $7.95 $4.95 •
■ Wert HOW ■
TABLE LAMPS - 514.50 $8.95 ■
BED, SPRINGS, MATTRESSES And A LOT Of OTHER ITEMS l
LEWINSKY’S :
FURNITURE STORE I
DUVAL STREET ’JSVS.fu. ■
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1946
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