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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.
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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.
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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
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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
\
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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
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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.

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