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Rey Went, Florida, has the
most equable climate in the
Country, with an average
conge of only 14° Fahrenheit
No Trial Date Is Set For
Ten Accused Bar Violators
Ten Local People
Arrested By State
Liquor Board Men
No date has been set for
preliminary hearing or trial
for. 10 Key Westers who
were arrested in an early
morning shakedown Sunday
in the city's bars by State
Beverage Dept, agents on
charges ranging from serv
ing liquor to minors to
operating a gambling
Both Peace Justices, Ira
Albury of the First District
and Roy Hamlin, Second
District, said today that no
complaints had been filed
with them following the
large scale raid in which 14
State agents checked nearly
thirty local bars for viola
The score now stands at 10 ar
rests including that of the secre
tary and business agent of the
local bartenders union.
The raid was the second in two
weeks although the earlier check
resulted in just one arrest of local
bartender in the Sand Bar on Du
val Street. He is still awaiting a
Led by John H. Safford, assistant
director of the State Beverage De
partment, the raids were conduct
ed by a force of agents recruited
from the Miami area In coopera
tion with Sheriffs Deputies and lo
cal .police.
The closed in off the Celebrity
Club 124 Duval Zltreet where they
arrested Mona Del Monte, manager,
who gave hr age as 31, along with
the bartender, Joseph Gild who ia
an official in the Hotel and Re
taurant Etnoloyees and Bartenders
Local 156. The pair was later re
leased on SSOO bond on charges of
aelling liquor to minors,
Cecil’* Bar of Music. 623 Duval
Street alao. was hit by the agents
and Ida Kaplan, 44 was taken into
custody on the same charge, as
was Leon Strauss, 2ft. of the Jungle
Largest haul however, was made
at Petronia and Thomas Streets,
In the Blue Heaven Billiar Parlor
where the manager, Wheeler Gan*
dolfo, 50, was jailed on five sepa
rate charges including that of op
erating a gambling establishment,
selling whiskey without a license,
possession of gambling devices
and possession of lottery tickets.
Bond of SSOO. totalling $2500 was
aet on each count.
Four patrons of the poolroom,
Alfonso Bailey, 27; Henry W. Scott,
2S; Gilbert Curry, 24 and Joseph
Portier, 25, were alao taken into
custody on gambling charges.
Another man Oscar Mclntosh
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pfey Dete T* Be Announced
(Ehr 2Ccy Hirst Citizen
Fishing Film For Television
Shot By Field & Stream Here
Joseph Elwood
Dies In D.C.
After Illness
Second Brother
To Die Within
Year; Son Of Mrs.
Robert Saunders
Joseph M. Elwood, 42, one of
Key West’s most popular and suc
cessful native sons, died Sunday
afternoon in Sibley Memorial Hos
pital in Washington, D; C. after a
short illness.
Son of Mrs. Robert Saunders,
2385 Flagler Ave., Mr. Elwood was
the second of the Elwood brothers
to die within a year. Another bro
ther, Bernard, age 40, died here
last May 7.
After leaving High school, Mr.
Elwood worked for six years in
the First National Bank here. He
played the saxaphone in one of the
city’s most popular orchestra dur
ing the early thirties.
He married Miss Mary Johnaon,
native Key Wester and a graduate
of the Convent of Mary Immacu
late, and 21 years ago they left
for Washington. D. C., where Mr.
Elwood had accepted a position
with the United States Civil Ser
vice commission.
One promotion followed another
for the Key Wester and at the time
of bis death he held* top flight
position with the Cfvil /Service
Commission with headquarters in
the Pentagon building in Washing
ton. For many years his job car
ried him on inspections trips
throughout the United States and
its possessions.
He was last in Key West for the
funeral of his brother, Bernard,
and planned on returning here this
Spring for his annual vacation.
Beside his mother and wife, he
leaves two sons, Joseph, Jr., 21;
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Elks 9 Installation
Thursday Night
Installation ef new Klks of
ficers will take piece at the
Ledge, Thursday night at •
Fast District Deputy P. J.
Ross will officiate at the
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FIBLO AND STKBAM PUBLISHER, photographer, and friends
with seme of their catch. Edgar T. Bigg, president of Henry Hoi*
aad Company which pebtithes Field aad Stream. ML Robert Stev
ens. mate. bcxL Center to George Sumers. Jr who was eae of
the actors hi the doeuaseatary film shot at the Marquesas: seated
right front. Den Carter, board of directors of the magazine; aad
behind the esaarru hi Stem art Ludlum who shot the TV film. Right
(ear, is Skipper Jetaay West, whose beat ess chartered by the film
makers for the five-day expedition —Key W e*t py S*r\ tee.
'OL. LXXIV. No. 7t
Will Be Shown
Throughout USA
In Series Of 26
Field and Stream, the largest
sports magazine in the world has
been shooting a 15 minute film on
Fishing in the Florida Keys for a
teievision series to be put on
throughout the country.
Edgar T. Rigg, president of Hen
ry Holt and Company and publish
er of Field and Stream, circula
tion 900,000, brought down his ace
photographer Stewart Ludlum
from New York to make the movie.
Rigg relaxed comfortably and
happily at The Key Wester Sat
urday after five days of roughing
it at the Marquesas, 26 miles west
of Key West, in Capt. Johnny
West’s “Mae West.”
“I feel new as though I never
want to catch' another fish. But
by Monday whan wa gat to the
Bahamas i knew I will/' the pub
lisher said.
Rigg and Ludlum as well as Don
Carter, director of Field and
Steam found Marquesas loaded
with every kind of Florida fish..
Rigg and fellow actor George Sum
ers, Jr. of Texas, had magnificent
luck in catching jewfish, barracu
da, grouper and other native den
“It’s largely a matter of luck
when you shoot these films. Ouy
luck was good-weather perfect
running, and we shot 5,000 feet of
film. The actual film will contain
only 420 feet of film whicli will
run 13 and one half minutes on
pin 13 and one ball minutes on
Purpose of the documentary en
Florida fishing is twofold.
"First," said Rigg, "wo wont
to show sportsmen how to catch
the various fish, end second wo
stress conservation."
"In every instance," stressed
the publisher, "wo release the
fish, except for eating or mount
While the film was in the mak
ing Rigg and Sumers stayed right
on West’* boat at the Marquesas.
Carter and Sumer, Sr. flew down
in Col. Pen Edgar’s Sea Bee every
day to carry messages, food and
good cheer to the filmmakers.
Cgrter could not forego the plea
sure of getting in some tarpon
fishing while here. So he charter
ed the Immaculate cruiser of Dr.
J. A. Valdez, and sought the silver
king with Sumer's daughter “Hic
Their catch was the right of the
waterfront for a day. Carter land
ed a 90 pound beauty in one hour
and Si minutes. Hickey landed a
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ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD PETER DOPP, 514 Francis Street, was the
victim this morning of a fatal automobile mishap. Services for
the youth, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dopp, prom
inent Key Westers, will be held 5:00“ o’clock tomorrow afternoon
in the First Methodist Church.—National Studios Photo.
Tiny Child
Drowns At
Sigsbee Park
Fleming Tot
Wanders Into
Sea Near Home
Tiny Gregory Fle
ming, 2, the son of Navy
Lt. and Mrs. Dean # Fletbing,
86 Sigsbee Road, Sigsbee
Park, perished when he
wandered into the water
adjacent to his home. Lt.
Fleming is attached to He
licopter Squadron One at
the Seaplane Base.
Ceronur Roy Hamlin saM to
day fhat tho child poristwd yes
terday afternoon ot about 5
•'clock. Ha was found by his
father in just II inches of water.
Ho hod apparently wondered In
to tho see while playing with a
Pf Boxer puppy. It is estimated
that tho baby was immersed in
the water about 15 minutes.
He was pronounced dead at
the Naval Hospital by physicians
who worked tor over an hour in
a futile attempt at reviving the
In addition to the parents, fit
tie Dean is survived by two sis
ters and a brother.
Services will be held tomorrow
afternoon in the Chapel of the
Pritchard Funeral Home with
Navy Chaplain W. B. Lauden
slager officiating. Burial will be
in the City Cemetery.
Woods’ Hearing
Today At 4*30
Robert Woods, accused, of as
sault with attempt to commit
murder on his brother-in-law Ro
bert Curry, contractor will have
a preliminary hearing before
Peace Justice Roy Hamlin today
at 4:31 p. a
Woods, it is charted, tried to
shoot his brother-in law at Boso's
outdoor theater on Stock Island.
The gun failed to go off.
Driirtved In Key Fmt Frmh Dmify
tri Duval Street Fhewe 1-1711
Smathers Reports
Plans Underway
On Job Sitation
Senator George Smathers, In
Washington, has reported that
*lbe layoff of twenty workers
hi the Ships Repair Department
at the Key West Naval Base
is the result ef • general na
tionwide policy.
Te reduce the civilian com
ponent of the armed forces.
Saethers told former city
comti4!H*r Louts Cerboneil,
in a wire received yesterday
that Admire! T. C. Masson of
the Navy's Bursau of Ships an
nrissrs nod Ss> ■ a rli ■ ntl ■ ■ mated
• •Osrflvw® Trite fteQUCTIOn tersul Tflte
establishment ef • new deling
tor the iecsl deportment at 371
workers. This figure was ar
rived *| study of the
"work leahT"
Smathers else sold that he
will keep In touch with (he sit
uation end appose any drastic
cuts In personnel here.
It Is expected that the II
workers affected will be placed
in ether fobs at the Navel
Inquest Tues.
Into Drowning
Of Shrimper
Body Identified
As Jack Young
In Found Sunday
T h* finding of the body of a
45-vear-old shrimp fisherman
floating in the water near the
Standard Oil Docks on Caroline
Street was reported today by
Coroner Ira Albury.
The body was discovered float
ing in the bay at about 7:30 a. m.
Sunday by Tony Bantu of the
shrimper Faraway. The man wu
identified as Jack Young, about
45. who was a crew member of
the shrimp vessel Priscilla.
Coroner Albury has schedul
ed an iwfuect into the death
for toms new afternoon at $
i+wirfrt that
Fife Two)
Eleven - Y
Dies As RewQt
Eleven-year-old JDopp met/tenuj* this morning
as the result of an ’ was thrown
from the rear of a statioiS lie delivered his
Young Dopp was pronounced dead in the Monroe
General Hospital this morning at 7:10 o’clock from in
juries which were diagnosed as a skull fracture and
concussion. *
His brother, Tony, 15, was driv-1
ng the station wagon, which was
travelling at a moderate speed on
Georgia Street when the vehicle
struck a bump and Peter was
thrown to the pavement.
Hie brother placed him in the
station wagon and rushed him to
the hospital where he died shortly
after admittance. The body was
transferred to the Lopez Funeral
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Dopp, 514 Francis Street,
prominent Key Westers.
In addition to the parents, the
victim is survived by a younger
sister, Christina, 10; his grand
mother, Mrs. Anthony Yates of this
city; five uncles, EaH, Charles,
and John Yates, of this city, Ernest
Yates, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
and Sheldon Yates, Miami and one
aunt, Mrs. Clara Marlar, Oakland,
Services will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 5:00 p. m. from the
First Methodist Church with the
Rev. Ralph Rogers officiating.
Rev. Rogers will be assisted by
the Rev, J. Paul Toucfiinn.- The
body will be piacad fas
at 2:00 p. m. . .
Young Dopp was a pupil la the
Misi Mxvereen Meador's fifth
grade class at Harris School which
he had attended since his entrance
into first grade. The school flag is
flying at half-mast today, and
Principal Randolph Russell says
that a brief memorial service for
Peter has been planned for Thurs
day morning.
The youth was also active In
Little League Baseball and was a
member of Cub Pack 253.
Amendment On
Spending Planned
WASHINGTON (B-A constitu
tional amendment, designed to
force government economies by a
fixed limitation on spending, was
proposed in the Eenate Friday
by Republican Leader Taft of Ohio
and Sen. Ferguson (R-Mkh).
Under the proposal the expenses
of operating the regular govern
ment each year wool dbe limited
to S per cent of the total gross
national income.
The limitation, however, would
not apply to interest or the nation
al debt, amortization of the debt
or military expenses.
Also, the llmitatkm could be
raised in event of a national emer
gency by a two-thirds veto of both
houses of Congress.
Social Security Head
To Retire In May
rity Commissione** Arthur J. Ait
meyer said that he plans to retire
by May 8 aad move bock to
Madison. Wls
Altmeyer. la the federal social
security program since 1*33. said
he disclosed his plans last summer
to his associates la the (tori#*
Security Administration He said
he piaaa to retire by the time he
becomes *
By Cetitng F B M
W, BUT ell kteto e JURE
AS Kinds of Scrap Itetal
Lerased at til Sfawentow latest
Crowds View
Results Of
USO Open House
Huge Success
In Weekend Of
Parties, Speeches
The USO YMCA on Whitehead
St. opened it* doors to the public
on Sunday afternoon to show off
its new face-lifting.
Matty guest* were shown through
the newly-renovated facility. Those
who could remember the “before”
were greatly Impressed with the
changes made.
The club was beautifully decorat
ed with palms and {dents donated
by the Naval Station gardens, and
lovely flower arrangements pre
sented by individual* hr the com
Guests, arriving at the dub be
tween the hours of 2 and 5 were
asked to sign the guest register,
given programs and shown around
the building by hostesses of the
Giris’ Service Organization and
hosts of the Servicemen’s Council,
At the completion of the tour,
guests were Invited to have re
freshments on the patio. Fancy
sandwiches and iced tea were ser
ved by hostesses from the women's
organizations of Key West
The hostesses at the refreshment
table were: Mrs. Wallace Klrke,
Women’s Chib; Mrs. A. T. Sjur
sen. Jr. Women’s Club; Mrs. Tho
mas Caro of B. P. W.; Mrs. Kvo*
rett Sweeting, Jay Sheet; Mrs.
James Gamble, American Legion
Auxiliary; Mrs. Roger Watson.
Gold Star Mothers; Mrs. Ida Gall
rich, Beta Sigma Phi; Mrs. Ralph
Faraldo, Sinawiks;* Mrs. Edward
Graham; Mrs. Lester Pierce,
Eastern Sar; Miss Hilda Cunniff,
Garden dub.
The Saturday night program,
held as aa open bouse celebration
for the servicemen of the area aad
invited guests started off at
S p. m with a show. "Music aad
Madness,” featuring the *T Guys
and Gals” talent group of the local
USO. The guys and gals provided
a half hour of entertainment aad
laughs with special dance numbers,
pantomimes, accordian numbers
and special comic routines for the
enjoyment of the Urge group ef
servicemen aad guests ia the au
Following the show, the mem
bers of the newiy-orgatuwd Ser
vicemen's fiinrii went introduced
to the servicemen sad girts which
they represent, tad hope to bene
fit with their weekly meetings.
Edwin Trevor, chairman ef the
USO YMCA Operating Commit
toe, presented the trophies, award
ed by tee local ctob to the three
top-ecortug service men la die Na
tional Basketball Free throw Tour
nament. from Key Wert. The
tournament, held on a national
scale, en February 34th, by tot
National YMCA offered an eppor-
Unity for lets 1 servicemen to
ooTthe nation’** teT** M frea
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live Roby Bunnies
The Associated Press Teletype
Features and Photo Servient.
For 73 Years Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
Navy Explains
Water Cutoff
PW Officer Says
Pressure Was
Stopped For Work
On SI Aad Keys
In reply to the many queries as
to why the water was shut off in
Stock Island and Key West, The
Citizen obtained the following state
ment from Navy Public Work* Of
ficer Comdr. J. C. Luppens:
“The Navy was faced with the
problem of correcting certain stop
page-of Gow conditions mainly oa
Stock Island but also for the Key
West area as a whole. The work
required changes to the tap on
Stock Island and the inserting of
a trap on the main line oa Rock
land Key. This project had pur
posely been held up until the oper
ating conditions were satisfac
By Saturday night all tanks la
the Key West area were filled for
the first time during the past
month. Accordingly, the work was
scheduled to commence at mid
night on Saturday, to ho finished
by 6 a. m. Sunday morning so
not to interfere with operations
site the worinwas net actually com
plgaed until 3 p. m. oa Sunday at
wideb time the aqueduct pressure
was restored. Due to the tremen
dous volume of wgter required to
refill the pipeline, the effect of re
storing pressure wet not felt In the
Key West area until • p. m.
“The City pumping station
did not receive any water until
3 a. m. on Monday morning. In
order to alleviate the condition*!!*
Navy back-fed from Its highest
storage tank into the City’s ays
tem in order to help the City, All
pumps on the Nevy Aqueduct Sys
tem are back in service aad the
situation is bow normal.”
European Royalty
Attends Funeral
Of Queen Mary
LONDON (ft—The fhhmiag ranks
of European royalty headed ter
London today to pay homage at
the funeral of Queen Mary.
The royal delegations were to In
clude young King Baudouia of BeL
glum; Queen Juliana of The Neth
erlands and her husband. Prince
Bernhard; Crown Frisco Olsv §f
Norway, aad ez-Kiag Umberto ef
Greece's Queen frtdcrika ar
rived yesterday.
They vffl joarney to Vhteg
Castle for simple funeral rites to
morrow for the to-year-eld Queen
grandmother, whose dentil test
Tuesday severed British royalty**
last living tie with the Victorian
Throughout lari night aad today.
• silent file of mourning Britte*
mmed pari the teed queen s reds
as & lay ia state m eeefcmt West
minster Rail, adjotetef tee Houses
ef Pi rtf i meat
By dears, nearly m.m people
had passed the esttek cate
fa)**, resplendent la Be purple
drspwfs aad stiver pell
The queen's coffin was brought
Ljm n nr m
I wßVff Wmm tetetetemi
fore the pm retrial, tee rays) to to
lar her to the chepri tear*
fey Wrt Salvage Cos.
Old Com end Troche
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Open Set. end tom. Mnretops

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