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THB KEY WEST CITIZEN £lfe 2Cea Citizen Published daily (except Sunday) by I* P. Artman, owner and pub lisher, from The Citizen Building, comer of Greene and Ann Streets Only Daily Newspaper in Key West and Monroe County L. P. ARTMAN .. . Publisher NORMAN n. ARTMAH Business Manage Entered at Key West, Florida, as Second Class Matter TELEPHONES 2-5661 and 2-5662 Member of The Associated Press —The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also tlui local news published here. Member Florida Press Association and Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by carrier) 25c per week, year sl2; By Mail $15.60 ADVERTISED RATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION ~ The Citizen is an open forum and invites discussion of public issue and subjects of local or general interest, but it will not publish anonymous communications. liiliiEruy AS S ORATION IMPROVEMENTS FOR IKEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. More Hotels and Apartments 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and Cay Governments, i. Community Auditorium. ANTI-RED PACT IN BALKANS Turkey, Greece and Yugoslavia recently signed a treaty of friendship and collaboration binding the three countries to mutual defense in case of attack.’This event is the culmination of a long period of growing detach * ment from the Soviet orbit by Yugoslavia. It is improbable that Soviet satellite states in the Balkans would attack this alliance without major aid from the Red Army itself. Though Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania might muster a numerical superiority against the Pact Powers, especially with the aid of Polish and Czechoslovak divisions, the task of defeating them without large-scale aid from the Red Army would be a very difficult one. The Yugoslavs have proved themselves to be adequate fighters and possess a terrain over which defensive fighting can be carried on under the most fav hrable circumstances. Marshal Tito is thought to have over 30 divisions capable of taking the field. Greece has exhibited the fighting qualities of her sons as recently as 1940 and the years after the war when •the Communists threatened to overrun the country. Tn 1940 and 1941, the Greeks turned back numerically su perior Italian forces and completely stalled the armies of Mussolini. Immediately after the war, the Greeks, with British and American aid, turned back the Communist guerilla hands, which were aided materially from Com munist satellite countries and re-established a free Greek government. The Turks are famous soldiers, having fought the Russians in 12 wars and having won nine of them. Al though only a fraction of the size of Russia, the Turks are unafraid of the Russian bear and are confident of their ability in another clash with their huge northern neigh bor. Turkish soldiers have exhibited great bravery and ability in Korea and were formidable foes in World War I, as the Allies found out at the Dardanelles, and after Germany surrendered. The new Balkan Pact is a major step firward in the effort to ring the Soviet Union with strong allied defen sive alliances. The decision of Marshal Tito to enter into such a pact vindicates those who recommended and de fended the Yugoslav aid program from the beginning. Money is the most contemptible of all man-made idols. A politician develops two faces sooner or later, usually sooner. SLICE OF HAM I , Thursday, March 12, 1953 CHILLS AND FEVER warn ■ ■ ■ Mann* Aegei. Vsrf—| vassal to travel the ffttriwippt River and ntimes Waterway, rounds a sharp hart is the Charsfn Rtwe m the heart of Chirac* a* is peases voder the Mart!*** Avwaa bttdc* -n*b> sorw** o Lake Mirk.*** The s*- foe* vessel wiH be used to cany ora m t|se Gave* 1 mass Thu bwiidtß# the renter is the Wraglev Vahtatm* sad a* • sr si the Tn'msm SuzMag. —Waupfce*®. Bomb Explodes NEW YORK OB—A homemade bomb exploded mildly in the Radio City Music Hall Tuesday. Its "pop” reportedly attracted the at tention of only one person in the audience of about 6.000. Police later said the bomb, a section of pipe filled with ex plosive and with a' mechanical timing device, apparently was the work of ‘‘a publicity seeker who's been doing this for years.” The suspect was not further identified. The bomb, placed in the slit upholstery under a seat, singed the coat of an unidentified wom an. She said the explosion was about an loud ta na electric light bulb exp!*** , Mm*- WARREN HULU MC of TV Show ‘‘Strike It Rich” who spent a vacation at the Casa Marina recently. Two readers of Key West Is My Beat sent the information to the column. Mrs. M. J. Behl, 617 C Peary Court and Mrs. John Pitts, 147-J Poinciana, both turned in the news and deserve honor able mention for their alert ness. THE WORLD TODAY By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (<D-Any sugges tion that Congress look for Com munists among the clergy is a very hot potato. But, while Sen. McCarthy knows a hot potato when he sees it, Congressman Velde juggles it. That’s one difference between these two Republicans— McCarthy of Wisconsin and Velde of Illinois— who nevertheless have some points in common; McCarthy, 44, and Velde, 43, are both lawyers. Both were judges in their home states. And both are busy beating the bushes for Com munists. Two days ago Velde, chairman but apparently not boss of the House Un - American Activities Committee, which has been search ing for Communists in education, made a statement about the pos sibility of looking for them among clergymen. The roof fell in. All members of his committee who could be reached were against the idea. And some, but not all clergymen, made statements giving him the icy stare. Confronted with this reaction, Velde said he may have been mis interpreted. McCarthy, watching Velde try to get his feet out of the flypaper, announced Velde could have any investigation of the clergy aU to himself. “I wasn’t aware,” said McCar thy, “of his plans to make such lan investigation. He has my com plete, wholehearted assurance ■ there is not even the remotest pos isibility of our overlapping.” J McCarthy, who began his rise 'to national attention in 1950 with charges of Communists in the 'State Department, is still working | on the same project. He's chair man of a Senate committee inves tigating the department’s Voice of America. But there is another difference j between these two former judges. McCarthy can * alfc into a brier patch and come out acting like | a man who landed tn a row-bed Velde sometimes gets scratched up. * “I have been called,” said Mc- Carthy recently, “probably every name in the world and it has not been effective a gains McCarthy. 1 have been accused of everything s*e ep t murdering my grand nother,” Velde tangled recently with Mrs. Vgnes Meyer, wife of Eugene feyer, board chairman of the Washington Post In a talk to a iroup of school administrators she rnticixed Velde and plans for in vestigating schools and colleges. Velde tried to ht back by *ay : ng Mrs. Meyer had been men ‘ioaed by Pravda as writing to a fustian journal a letter express ng profound admiration far the ■eopie of the Soviet Union The Post tevestigated and found bat the writer was not only not Mr* Meyer but had a different tame and lived tn Canada The Poet said when Vekar was toid he bad made a serve** error. he re fused to retract unW-* Mrs Meyer retracted what she had said f TANARUS Post story which told al? t tins mentioned the world “libel *' Th* west day Velde retracted l!< blamed the error m an employe ef tew remmittee He said later the t#pte)r* was fired. [ McCarthy has done most <4 1m * acewsacf m the Senate where he tttt be sum!. He did sue a feOow ms*Ur tor : MM SeutiM. Bwmoerat of Cm- , OWctirtft —lur statomewi* eutmeeied'. with Secton's plea to Ceegrcv* to. huume McCarthy Saatun caUrnf tetm a maa tf *d The atutmle McCarthy .adopted toward Seoto* was ewe f eow teeqpt. “That osewtal m*taet ,* he *Md Sewtow wa* Aired toe re ; elertw m rtbX fmK * mssher iSemmcroL tm. Tydsn#* f Mary I sad. who aim e* tod MrCarthf • i hg Mas defeated m MB*. HAL BOYLE SAYS i ST- LOUIS if?)—"Meet Me In St. Looey. . There are some cities that make jou feel sad when you come back to them, and to me this wonderful old river town will always be one. My feeling for it is like an old love affair in which one partner can t quite quit yearning. It is nearly 20 years since 1 first came here, and lost my heart to St. Louis on sight. A young man can’t withstand an old city. . .or an older woman. And the reason is simple. They have a history. . .and he would like to have one. too. . .and the quickest way is to share theirs. Every antique brick in this quiet city on the Mississippi seemed to me to have a story in it. There was a mellow feeling of time past and time present merging in a pleasant pattern. It didn’t appear at aU impossible to me that on some moonlit night. , .strolling along a narrow waterfront street. . 1 would meet Mark Twain and talk with him. . .and not think it odd at all. 1 felt the same way about meet ing Father Marquette. De Soto, Rogers and Clark, or Dizzy Dean or even Mr. Anheuser-Busch. Ole Diz was in his glory prime then, fogging a fast ball so soon to fade. And a tan tiger called Joe Louis made himself the nation’s ama teur heavyweight champ here, but even he didn't know how far his fists would carry him. Oh, it was a fine time and place • to be young. The only war a fellow had to fight was poverty. But beer was a nickel a glass, you could get some kind of a meat dinner for two bits, and on SIOO a month 1 lived , in a daze of glamor. The paychecks Were passed out on the first and 'fifteenth of the month, and in be tween paydays you went to the money lender. He gave you a ten spot and the next week he cashed ! your check and kept sll. This sim jple, basic idea had made him rich. | I worked the night shift, taking news stories over the long distance i phone about holdups in the Ozarks. criminals being electrocuted in the : state prison, or somebody in South jern Illinois turning his car over 'on the way home, killing himself and somebody rise’s wife. I was new at the typewriter, and all the j tawdry' tales of people in trouble wore a kind of romance instead of i misery. The older newspapermen were PEOPLE’S FORUM The (‘IIImi wOrwiM **r**- •Ihh of tk* rltoa •( It* r*d -r. but flu fdller rr*M Ik* rl*bt to drift* aar Item* wklfk arc rnaaldrrrd I lit-In** or ■■*•*•- ranted. The writer* kkrald b* fair lid r*iflk* lb* letter* fa IM wont* and write aa aae *M* of tbe pnprr ealr. Sl* mat ar* •* tbe writer annat aeeetapaar letter* ikd will be pabtfahr* ma te** renbeated etberwlee. POLICE PROTECTION Editor, The Citizen; | Would like for you to know that you have wonderful police protection (in Key West). We were misled by a fire alarm at 3 a.m. and thinking it was 5 a m. we prepared to leave the motel iin which we were staying (Sea i Isle Court), trying to be m quiet as we possibly could, and harking f out without turning on the car • lights. We must have given the patrol ■ man the wrong tmprvsion. be j cause he really gave us a thnr Crossword Puzzle vt, AatmaobOe fi Military Olid ant 40 Valley 43. Measure ef length ♦4 BectrsSed Mrude 40 Caltor It Record of • documew* M Sm rngto 14. Met to M Mableauw to SisMnd togrtteee 8?, Kftfi,*) rtwer an pnjfdMt 3*. Otore times DOWN I, Market 1 MothCmot jTlorin acne** I. Quent ly S RrtwJT t Piece of tit# i 1] Dismounted 11. Msmxio ef the mm I*, nuttie , _ IS. Part pU;M IS Mot l A JtarraUnf W htpynwsi 21. Is MntM 22. Pastoner 2*.. Pert*n ng to Ati us 29. Tear * a nsw 2! Ihrtnsdi 22 PirnS sior-U.sg W Hotel If* : a ■ ke-csw ? T’jf" ,r 7"”! -W U j! L P|l"]. p -t ——| Wt- — 7- — 1 - ——| — i -W foytmt MM PPP-- n— -5T -g —j ■s!=g® J— heroes to me, their gossip of old j scandals in the news was the shop talk of journahi jr denr-i - gods. Would there ever be storms like that again, I wondered, and would 1 1 get to write them? r - * . Two of my favorite titans were an old copyrcader embittered by [futility and a long duel with hie ulcer, and a rewrite man named 'Johnny, who had a boy’s face, a ! death-look in his eyes, and an abil ity to sing "Wabash Moon” in n way you could never forget After knocking off work at S a. m., we would tour the water front. trudging over worn cobble stones from one joint to another. But finaUy we always settled down in one caUed "Little Bohemia,” run by a Serbian artist named Savo Radulovich. It had sawdust on the floor, red-checkered table cloths. and was lit by candles in bottles. You could lean out the back window and spit in the beau tiful Mississippi- The beer flowed like wine, n phonograph played "Dark Eyee" over and over and over, and in be tween Johnny warbled "Wabash Moon” and the old copyrcader talked of the dead days past whan newspapermen were really news j papermen. : One night I looked across eaa ef the tables into the grey eyes ef a girl. Later I didn’t come te the tavern so much. I walked la Forest Park with the girt with the grey eyes, spilling college poetry in her ears, and listening happily as the told me I was sore to write the great American novel one ef theee days. All of this happened nearly m years ago . . . and tt lasted only a few short months. Now when I come beck te it Louis I know that the waterfront joints are torn down . . , Dissy Dean no longer throws a tost one, ! and Joe Louis has been up the lad der and down ... Johnny died long ; ago. the old copyrcader took hie juicer to heaven . . There isn’t a nickel beer left in town . . , I I walk the streets and bear the 'lost echoes of "Wabash M00n"... j but 1 know 1 will never meet Mark Twain ... or write the greet Amer jicaa novel . . . and never again I see the girl with the grey eyes. When s man comes back te the town where he was young, all he sees is himself as be used te be... .and that is always rather sad, no imatter bow good life has been te him. ough examination before he bid us adieu. Sincerely, MR. AND MRS. A. E. HICKMAN AND JERRY. APPRECIATION EXPRESSED Editor, The Citizen: I’m sorry not to have found an opportunity before this I* have written to thank you far having published our feature article on Potnrisna School. I know the publishing must have required much extra work: it took much of my time compiling M. I'm filing it away tonight with other interesting point* eg Petn riana School in my son’s record book for him to enjoy nailing some day. perhaps. Very tomunuSn* MRS. MAY RENA M RODIN 29100 Kingman Rd* Homestead, Fla. “HT A IswM u. —alag MR i if. Sswmi af IS S^iMsedw Ridsidto to 9MSwr SCgiHt I ;ml r*to*i M NMto* i h 9* Vtan^MNMi t Starry • Te*iy r pm wsaa \n\n NOTAS CUBANAS Por RAOUL ALPIZAR POYO GUSTOSA ACLARACION Con motivo de nuestro trabajo publicado en dias pasados, acer ca de las farmacias de turno, en el que nos quejábamos de que en nuestra ciudad, después de las diez de la noche, no teníamos ninguna farmacia abierta, para un inesperado caso de emergen cia en el seno del hogar, hemos tenido el placer de recibir la cordial visita del Sr. A. E. Mar tínez, de la farmacia ORIENTAL, quien nos informó que ese esta blecimiento. fondado hace más de cuarenta años, siempre, al cerrar lo en las horas de la noche, ha mantenido en su interior un téc nico para atender cualquier soli citud de medicinas en las horas de la noche. Tal aclaración que hoy hace mos gustosos, nos da la oportu nidad de hacer un pequeño examen de los antecedentes de esa farmacia, que conocemos desde nuestra niñez. Fué su fundador un esplrituano de amable prosapia cubanisima. El inolvidable Sr. Aurelio Martí nez, un ejemplarisimo colaborador en los dias de luchas por nues tra liberación y cuya persona y bolsa estuvieron siempre prestas al trabajo y la generosa contri bución. para la alcancía de la revolución redentora. Los que tuvimos la dicha de conocer y estimar a aquel gran corazón, siempre hemos de re cordarlo con el afecto y la ve neración que su vida ejemplar merece. i Como si el cubanismo del Sr. Martínez no fuera suficiente, unió sus destinos a los de una da ma de revolucionario abolengo. Nos referimos a la amable y bondadosa Sra. María de la Crar, bermgna de aquel Insigne cuba no. escritor cultísimo, cronist? exquisito, poeta y patriota irre ductible, que se llamó Manuel de la Cruz, amigo entrañable del Apóstol Marti y de todos los ex celsos fundadores de la nacionali dad cubana. Por eso, hacemos ta Justa aclaración atendiendo a que nues tro anhelo como periodistas, es decir siempre la verdad y no hemos de perder prenda alguna, al rectificar cualquier Informa ción. siempre que. como en este caso concreto, nos venga de per sonas de tanta honorabilidad co mo c! citado amico Sr. Martínez Y nos preguntamos: q*,,ién no conoce en Key West al bondadoso "Yuyin'’ Martínez’ . . . Quién en esta ciudad no ha tenido lo por t.unidad de recibir un servicio de tan cordial farmacéutico? . . . No* ' honramos con su amistad y la ét '■ loa suyos, desde !n* ya lejano* dias |de nuestra niñez y aprovechamos esta ocasión par# rendir ir el ho ' menaje de afecto y gratitud que tan ampliamente merece, quien romo "Yuym,'* ha dedicado su vi da toda, tria del mostrador de la i farmacia y en su laboratorio, al í servicio de la humanidad ¿atiente, eos un cariño y un desinterés, que -y* va siendo "rara avia** ea los tiempos que corremos. Junto • “Yuvia * ercontrastas siempre la amable sesma de Cum io Romero, tía &stmgu¡úo trüta ! cía .reño, que m siente orgullo ¡ - uando le dicen “pilaras", que es : ornas* alia en Las VtHa* * Rama i lo que tuvieron la ducha de m | >er en esa htaánric* prevmeaa ca bana i Arabe* nsjwrte* Isa duna la ‘ sat da tratar na es puteara que allí acude en busca de medicinas de fácil aplicación, que alivien pe queñas dolencias, ya que ambos farmacéuticos, respetan por enci ma de todo, los derechos del mé dico, sin jamás adentrarse dentro de esa profesión. Su misión tiene mucho de piadosa y de caritativa. Allí lo mismo se atiende al cliente rico, que al pobre. En muchos ca sos, si se comprueba la verdadera pobreza del solicitante, se le dá crédito, que jamás se cierra, ya que en muchos casos, no se cobra jamás ese débito; pero ellos sien ten la honda satisfacción de haber realizado una obra piadosa y con eso se sienten bien pagados, aun que con esa moneda, no podrán nunca surtir los anaqueles del es tablecimiento, ni siquiera pagar los impuestos vigentes. Pero, toda no ha de ser el maldito interés. A veces, realizar una obra provecho sa, que ayude al que sufre, produ ce mayor bienestar si espíritu que acertar un "parlsy," como aquí se denomina taa* curiosa combina ción de números. Naturalmente, que al decir esto, nos estamos refiriendo a los que tienen el corazón abierto peren nemente a toda obra generosa y no a los que suponen que el ‘'di nero’* lo es todo en esta vida. Y esos, los grandes equivocados que tanto aman el metal, son casi siempre, los que pasan por la vi da. sin haber podido disfrutar de los placeres espirituales, que ofre cen al hombre ratos de serenidad, capaces de hacerles un gran bien al cuerpo físico. Sabemos que en Mlaml y otras ciudades de la Florida, hay farma cias que permanecen abiertas toda la noche. Pero, solo nos referíamos a las existentes en Key West, cuan- do pedíamos farmacias de turno. Ahora, dormiremos tranquilos, al conocer que hay una de estas bo ticas, prestas a atender la solici tud de un paciente, cuando en las horas de la media noche, una in esperada afección alcance a uno de nuestros familiares, o a noso tros mismos. Ojalá que esa aclaración tenga mos que repetirla y que los de rlas que aquí ejercen la noble profesión de farmacéuticos, aten diendo a las necesidades de la colectividad, se apresuren a imitar a estos dos buenos amigos, que más que riquezas, buscaron siem pre la satisfacción del deber cum plido para con sus semejantes. Y terminamos esté trabajo ro gando a los señores Martínez y Ro mero, que excusen nuestro error, en la seguridad de que al come terlo, solo nos guió el bien and; la comunidad. Hay ejemplos tan dignos de imi tarse, que pocas veces se logra que k hombres, se despojen de sus ambiciones naturales, para ofrendar a los demás, una miajita de consuelo y de ayuda, en sus horas angustiosas.