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The Key West Citizen Prom The Cttlsen Building Corner Greene tM Ann XfMtl Only Dally Newspaper in Kay Wait and Monro* County Entered at Key West, Florida as second class matter MEXBER or TBK ASSOCIATED FBBSjI The Associated Press la exclus ively entttled to uae for repnbllca iten of all news dlspettehes credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published here. 'sBUSCHIPTWI HaTgfc . . One Tear lf.oo Six Months 0.00 Three Months S.7i On. Month : l.#o Weekly .c~ .16 ADVKRTISIXG BATBS Made known on appHhstlon - ■ .. st—Al - . ■ IPECIAL NOTICE . , All reading notices, tarda of rhanka. resolutions of respect, obit uary notices, poems, ate- :wqi He charged for at the rate of 10 tents a line „ . , , . Notices for entertainment by rirap'hea from which a revenue it to he derived are S cents a Una. The Cltlter. Is an open for am and Invites discussion of public issues an.l subjects of local or general Interest, -but it Will' not publish anonymous communications. IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. More Hotels and Apart ments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County aiid City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. ’ n MONOGRAPHS Td thi r City Commission: Taxes, taxes. taxes, toigdier and still higher! When are you going to tall in line with the fed eral government and hun dreds of cities throughout hhe- country that are cut ting down on expendi tures? • Yours truly, THE ORACLE. ■ i— ■■ ■ * INFORMERS ARE PAID The Treasury of the Unit ed States collected a little more than $1,000,000 last yeyn* as a result of informa tion pnssed on by individ uals who reported some body else for not paying proper income taxes to the government. In return for the infor mation that they gave, the tipsters received about $55,- 000. In the last decade, the ovemment has distributed more than $600,000 to tip sters for information leading to tax collections which amounted to more than $21,000,000. The figures indicate that the informers got about three per cent of the total amount collected by the Government. It seems that the Government is much mone liberal with those who gIVe information in regard to the importation of goods from foreign cuntries with out the payment of duties. If our information i$ cor rect, the tipster, in customs cases, receives an amount equal to the duties which the Government collects. The Treasury Department reports that very few in formers collect fees for in tormation about income taxes more than once. Most of them are former em ployes. who turn in ex bosses. and the next most uynierous class of informers, are persons who turn in' members of their own fam ilies because of jealousy, hatred or spite. It is useless to look at your Speedometer after the accident. ? It’s about time for smart children to be telling their parents what they should tell Santa Claus. Friendships are more firmly secured by lenity to wards failings than by at tachment to excellencies. <' - 1 The a child learning to walk is its first stage of physical independence and gives a delightful facial ex presion in this new exper ience. - UP TO CITY MANAGER As all Key Westers who fead newspapers or listen to the radio are aware, con certed efforts are being ftiade in various parts of the country to check juvenile delinquency. But what are we doing in Key West to curb delin quency? The Key West Hu mane held a meeting to stop boys frofn shooting or cap turing song birds; the man ager of the City Electric System said that as many as four street lights were shot out in one night by boys, using .22 caliber rifles; Mayor Demeritt stated that & “whole area” in Key West had been blacked out by boys who had used the street lights for targets. In the Casa Marina sec tion complaints have been made repeatedly by resi dents about boys who make it a practice to strip coconut trees of their fruit. In that same section, stories have been told about boys who enter yards to pull fruit off trees, some if the fruit is val ueless when pulled because of its immature state. It is high time that the city authorities began action to stop these depradations. Under our councilmanic system, if delinquencies of this nature, and. before' long, you found yourself walking in a circle. The Citizen, in its advo cacy of the commission manager form of govern ment, remarked a good many times that, were that form of govemmeht adopt ed. a resident Would have but one person to whom to complain, the citiy man ager So the stopping of the crowds of boys who shoot song birds, shot out street lights, steal fruit and create general nuisances at night is up to the city manager. He has a police force, and he should instruct its mem bers to apprehend every boy seen in possession of a rifle; apprehend every boy who violates the curfew law’. Par ents of such boys should be warned that they will be held resonsible for the boVs\ violation of the law. Time for action to curb juvenile delinquency in Key West has come; the direc tion of that action is up to the city manager. History shows that the vices of the prosperous classes cause the downfall of nations; the poor cannot afford to have expensive vices. Production has so .speed ed up these days that the lumber people can down a tree, shove it into one end of u mill and five minutes later there is a neighbor at the other end to borrow the paper. FREE PRESS? REPORTS Not long ago. a dispatch from Lima, Peru, reported that the Soviet Government was making an effort to ob tain fishing rights in the Galapagos Islands, which are considered of great im portance in connection with the defense of the Western approach to the Panama Canal. Less than a week after the newspaper dispatch W’ a s printed in this country, the Ecuadorean Embassy in Washington announced that the report was “entirely un founded” and that no Sov iet agents had approached Ecuador on the subject. Moreover, the Ecuadorean government gave assurances that it would always look after the security of its is land possessions and that it ■ will keep in mind “above all! the general security of thej Americas.” It is extremely difficult, for the layman to under-- stand how such reports are j put into circulation, but it isj not hard to see how’ they j might produce ill-feeling be-j tween nations. Assuming; that the statement of the | government of Ecuador is correct, the incident illus trates the extreme freedom of the press without reflect ing credit irfion its respon sibility. CLASSiWiPADS Infonnittefc for Aftftftiiato HATES FOR REGULAR ad BLACKFACE TYPE win*tofjka atum*! tke rate et ta a wot <*r tasfrj The rmtm f*t blajktnse ty* 1m Mm HELP WANTED I * TO GIRLS ./ I WHO “BELONG” If you’d like to work with other ambitious girls in a position o£- responsibility that’s vital to the. business and social life of your, community . . . and pays accord-* inglv: -t . THERE’S i 'h, OPPORTUNITY l ' ' *!> At The f Telephone Company v ■ , ’ The greatest "telephone expansion in history requires additional elert girls at the switchboards and pro vides unusual opportunities \ for* advancement. Pay raises scheduled at regular intervals. Also va cation with pay. The work is fascinating, and you’ll find the Telephone Com pany a mighty good place to work. Apply Mrs. McDermott, Chief SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY ” iO dec2-tf Ht.. Clerk. Apply Monroe Market. dec2-3tx SITUATION WANTED * Top chef, 30 years’ sea and shbiJ experience. Address Number 1, Fletcher’s Lane! Kev West.* ‘ dec3-3t* MISCELLANEOUS Electrical motors repaired, called for and delivered. Call Britt at 585 or 1184 Romero’s Elec trical Service, 2612 Harris Ave. dcc2-tf , - . - t lr :u — . —p. . n _ i- x Swedish Massage will help you keep fit, improve your posture, make-jyou feel and look, alive. Single treatment $3.00. 5 treat ments for $13.60. Ladies only. Graduate Masseuse, registered practitioaer. For appointment/ phone 575. . dec2-tfl i 1 Campbell’s, 928 Division, phone j 189. Keys made, locks repair-! ed ,etc. dec2-lmo: Listings wanted qn Key proper- j ties. Geo. J. Rawlings, Reg. Broker, Islamorada, Flh. ndvls-38t i Merrill E. (Tuffy) Roberts will be glad to give estimates on your | plumbing job and advise you! on your plumbing problems. Phone 642-M or call at No. 1 Havana Street. npv2s-12tx For guaranteed plumbing work j and repairs, call John Curry,! 512 Margaret street, phone 781.1 Give us a try on your next job.; Free estimates. nov2B-lrrJox wanted to buy Wanted To Buy,— Carpenter's! Tools. 45-2 Poinciana Place, i decs-3tx j Treadle sewing machine. 115-Dt ■! Poinciana. dees-stx j Wanted To Buy—Approximately 3 acres of land, on Keys. No I fabulous or inflationary prices. ; 611 Division Street. decs-3tx j ~ WANTED TO RENT * 2- or 3-bedroom apartment or : house, unfurnished. Reply Roy’s t, Key West Auto Parte, 121 Du-! vaT St., Phone 442. dec3-3tx, ROOMS FOR RENT Rooms by day or week. Apply* ! 415 Margaret St. dec4-3tx dec4-3tx' EDUCATION I Encyclopaedia Britannica and! ! Britannica Jr. Represented by ' Mr. Miles J. Winters. For in- j formation or appointment, write ! P.O. Box 390. Key West, Fla. ! | dec2-6tk LOST Black wallet containing pictures, important papers and cash. Lost yesterday in Kress Dept. Store. No question will be asked and reward given if returned to 909- South St. or call 720. dec4-3tx THE KEY WEST CITIZEN [is PUBLICATION deadline il m JE ■■■■■■■■■ FOR SALE ■ • WORRIED about Christmas gilts? Let us do your worrying for you. See our beautiful and useful item’s at Shirts Linen Shop, 512 Fleming, Phone 118. dec2-tf - - Tricycles for children. Good Paint. $4 50. 1900 Staples Ave. ; decs-ltx iW5e have the finest selection of imported, hand-made, pure lin en handkerchiefs. Also imported lace table cloths, bedspreads, dresser sets, luncheon sets, pil lohve, towel sets, blankets, uni forms, etc. Shirl’B Linen Shop, 512#Fletning, next to Pepper’s. ■' / dec2-tf - ■ .i— .. ■ Man’s bicycle, good balloon tire, . good paint, $16.50.' 1900 Staples Ave. • t 1 dec2*6tx * Tricycles for children. Good Paint. sl2 50. 1900 Staples Ave. • decs-ltx \ *——r—- - ■, Come in-and see our stock of yard goods. Beautiful patterns for drapes, slip covers, bedspreads, , curtains, etc. Shirt’s Linen Shop, 512 Fleming, next to f Pepper’s. dec2-tf ’B7 Pontiac, 8 cylinders, business •coupe. Can be seen at 44-A, f N.A.S. nov3o-stx t „ ' Furnished House. Not linished tn • ' side. Four rooms and hath. \ 1504 Bertha street, phone 1178. nov29-6tx ’<i i- Ih-icycles for children. Good Paint. ' $7.50. 1900 Staples Ave. Dec-5-ltx “ l ’ ‘ *" - Lady’s bicycle, good balloon tires, good paint. $16.50. 1906 tStaples Ave. dec2-6tx 40-gal. water tank with pump,. Apply 415 Margaret St. dec4-2fx 10-wheel GMC Army - ton trvtck. '42 model. $1,660:88 j cash. Economy Market, 708. nov29-6tx j for every age. Books for j every hobby. Paul Smith, Bookseller, corner Simenton (.f nd Eaton .Sts. dec2-Zst‘j 25-ft. Boat, 7-ft. beam, 35 factory! I reconverted Plymouth motor.! 1 A-l condition. Ideal for king-, fishing. 223-D Poinciana. nov3o-6tx iServi-Cycle, good condition. Ph. 814-j. dec3-3tx —..- ■— 1937 Ford, motor and brakes > completely overhauled, 4 new J tires, bddv fair. Price $425.00.; Apply after 5 p.m. 173-C j Poinciana. dec4-3tx \ ! Tricycles for children. Good Paint.; $14.50. 1900 Staples Ave. j deco-ltx i " 1 1 "■ 1 •*’ - House and lot. 70 x 100, com- * pletely furnished. Cash or terms. 1414 Lcbn Street. dec3-stx Tricycles for children. Good Paint. I $9.50: 1900 Staples Ave. , 1 | • dec. 5-ltx j '1936 Chevrolet Master. Good, do j* pendable transportation. Call • 9381. Hut 28, between 5 - 7 P.M. * decs-2tx i Complete line of gifts, including j Nylon Hose. Call 579 for a vis ! it from your local Real Silk Hosiery representative, j decs-7-9x vLaay'j 5 and man’s bicycles. Good \\balloon tires. Good paint. | 1900 Staples Ave decs-ltx j ! I 1' FOR RENT T/I4 ; I Store, 706 Duval Street, corner, j* near Angela. Phone 897 or 1 764-W. nov3o-6tx .Light housekeeping rooms. Cou ! jple only. All utilities furnish , fed. Apply Paul’s Tire Shop. | dec3-6tx ‘For Rent—Tourists: Large, airy double room. $2.00 per day or SIO.OO per week. 417 Elizabeth Street, upstairs. * decs-3t Furnished cottage. 1307 Petronia. decs-ltx i Efficiency apartment, all conven-j iences. Couple only. No pets,! no children. Apply 124 Duval, St. or iPhone 9i7s. ch?cs-3tx 1 BIBLICAL CUSTOM OF GLEANING IS LEGAL CHICHESTER, Eftgl.—(AP)— Gleaning behind the reapers* as in the Biblical story of Ruth, is still legal in England. “The public has a perfect right t® go gleaning when sheaves are hot left stacked in the fields,” Justice of the Peace A. Alwayn, ruled in a juvenile court. Acquitting two boys accused of combing a farmer’s field for wheat to feed chickens, Alwyn. himself a farmer, said: “Whfefe a farmer wants to rake his field he leaves two sheaves standing, which is anoth er way of saying ‘Keep Off the Grass’.” Wailing For The Race A mother was greatly disturb ed at the inactivity of her three year-old son as morning after Inornihg he sat beside his father’s garden seemingly doing nothing. “Why don’t you go and play with your brother?” she finally asked. “Daddy said he was afraid these squash vines were going to run all over the garden, so I’m Waiting, and if they start to run, I’ll catch them and bring them ( back.” FOR SALE Upright Piano. Good Condition. Reasonable. A|pply F6, Rst Beach. decs-3tx 1 Over stuffed Davenport and matching 'chair in blue mohair. Bleached mahogany and Birds-! eye maple bedroom sets. Both 1 include springs and mattresses. Good as new. Phone 776XJ or. call at 1117 Watson Street. j decs-ltx decs-3tx 2 ahd 3 bedroom homes. Electric hot water heater and complete bathroom. To be completely re conditioned. Onlv a few left. NO DOWN PAYMENTS FOR VETERANS. You pay actual closing costs only. Open for inspection now. Mac Arthur Homes Subdivision Office, 2801 Flagler Ave. decs-3tx Special Offer: Reasonable rates will be given to families desir ing pictures made in the home with their Christmas trees. Call Evans. 439, for appointment. decs-tf Good quality brooms and mops. Lowe and Son. 846 Olivia St. decs-3t Three-quart aluminum sauce pans, 98 cents each. Lowe and Son. 846 Olivia Street. , decs-3t House. 706 Caroline St. Call aft er 4:30 p.m. deco-3tx Make This The Most Wonderful Christinas . Dad and the Lad you for giving to him. Such a gift Li ~J J^St you will find among our treasure- iSw 0 Shoes # Suspenders # Bedroom Slippers Gifts for the Lad "Everything Ju*t Like Dad's" A R iS Shoet* 0 Slacks I\ I BEAU Q jMEKBRUMMELL # Basque Shirts *Bra-hwear fT # Sport <'oats \ #KuitieoHt* j, Everything In Our Boys' Department Made by Makers of Men's Clothing t jjr KANTOR’S MENSSHOP Key West In Days Gone By J AS TAKEN FROM FILES OF THE CITIZEN OF DEC. 5. 1936 | ■ ■lmwiiki m ■ ■ ■ "** Key West Elks will hold memo rial exercises tomorrow afternoon jin the Key West High School au ditorium. A feature of the pro llfram will be the singing of “The I Rosary” by Clara Yates, Norma r Yates Dopp and Mary Jo Mc ; Mahon, accompanied by Gus Ay ! ala. i ■ f By the first of the year, a full ; force will be working on the ! Overseas Highway bridges, it was announced today. : Mrs. William R. Warren, chair-! man of the Community Welfare, Fund, said today that residents generally are responding for con tributions. i Heavy shipments of freight were received in Key West today from th Clyde-Mallory liner Oz ark, arriving from New York. . The Key West High School De-; [bating Society will hold a debate I-on December 10 on this subject: j “Resolved, that public utilities should b(? owned and conducted by the government.” f Seventeen more shopping days to Chfjstmas. The Citizen announ ed today. ! 1 Mrs. Ralph Boyden sailed on the Cuba yesterday for Tampa ’ for an intended stay *of a few j days/ Woman’s Auxiliary of St. tFrom where I sit... Joe Mart h r How to f Stop Worrying ’ I fttee folks in our town do about M eturfa worrying as in yours—over aMing ahd prices, and crops, and jot M—and the little domestic prob- Mm that are always coming up. Dad Hoskins, who’s lived to the happy age of eighty, has a simple formula for stopping worry. About every problem, he asks himself: Is thefx anything I can do about it? If. there is, he never postpones making a decision, or taking neces sary action. If there isn’t anything he can do ahhat It, he sets aside a “worrying Copyright, 1946. United State Brewers g. Mii*n THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1§46 The Weather FORECAST KEY WEST and VICINITY ! Fair this aftemcn. tonhfht anti i Friday. Ontiwned ennl tMtap’ j slightly cooler tonight; soinr ; what warmer Friday. Modi nite ! to fresh northerly winds dfenin | ishmg Friday. FIORIDA: Fair, continued | cold today and tonight. Frida* fair and slightly warmer Din 1 inishing winds over north p>r ! tion today and over south por tion Friday. JACKSONVILLE THRU THE FLORIDA STRAITS* North* n , ■ winds, moderate to fresh --w : north portion and fresh to oc-a j sionally strong over south 1 tion today and tonight Mod# r ate to fresh northeasterly Wind Friday. Fair weather except partly cloudy over extreme smith ! portion. i EAST GULF OF MEXICO North to northeast wind*. crate over extreme north p tion and fresh over south ana central portion* today ani t night diminishing to moderate to fresh Friday. Fair weather i JACKSONVILLE TO ATAU !ACHIOLA No smal Iciaft .*r storm warnings have be**n w*u t The glass snake i* neither *!* a nor a snake. It’s a legles* lunu i Paul’s Church will hold its arr*M ial social Tuesday evening n $ j Paul’s hall. 1 Today The Cituten says in an editorial paragraph I “Community funds are ■ | than war funds but are h ird-r t raise.” hour" after dinner, aad fib hi* worrying over in one concentrated period. When that’s oxer, he relaxes over a friendly glass of beer with Ma Hoskins—and they talk aWwt pleasant thing* together, antil bed time. From where I ait, that’s aa work able a formula as yon could tlnJ right down to the mellow glass t beer that seems to wink away ynn women.