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In Indochina f Are Unknown r' By FRED HAMPSON HONG KONG w—The invasion f the kingdom of Laos by the Indochina Communists causes anx iety in this part of Asia because it suggests that Red capabilities may be expanding. But the move also could mean Communist weakness. J The Northern Indochina war has been fought for six years around the French-held Red River Delta. area is both the breadbasket end chief population center of the Northland. > The side that holds the delta holds control. In invading o* the Communists are turning ft reported 40,000 fighting men ■way from the main objective. In 1 ftffect, the Reds are sending them Off on an expedition to conquer tnore Jungles and mountains—a •parse hinterland of which they already have too much. The Reds would get all ihat by default if they conquered the delta. * i The explanation for this appar ent military sideshow is not yet clear. There is some speculation that R is for propaganda purposes, •o the Reds can color another area on the map. If this is true, U is expensive propaganda. Another speculation is that the Reds’ objective is to squat on the Burma and Thailand frontiers and link up with Burmese and Thai Communists. That would seem to be a job for political infiltrators. .However, the effect of 40,000 armed Reds on the border would be a strong one in Burma and Thailand, where political nerves are on edge. Still other observers say the drive might be the first stride of Invasion into Thailand and thence to Malaya and Indonesia the start of the long-feared drive into Southeast Asia. But that seems unlikely because the invaders are Indochina Com munists without any such capabil ity. Only Mao Tze-tung, Chinese Communist leader, has the armed power to invade Southeast Asia and there is no evidence that the Laos strike is his work. In fact, the Laos invasion doesn’t look like Mao's work at all. If Mao should send his generals and hordes into Indo China to con quer Southeast Asia, they likely will not begin with a military side show like the Laos action. They would roar down on the Red River Delta like they crossed the Yangtze River in China, a mil- STATEMENT OF CONDITION The FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK AT KEY WEST 1 * CONDENSED FROM REPORT TO COMPTROLLER APRIL 20. 1953 ' Resources Loans and Discounts . g j 475 go Banking House, Furniture & Fixtures 203.787.21 Other Real Estate Owned . qq Prepaid Expenses „ 5,383.1* Other Resources jj qq Accrued Interest and Income Receivable $ 42.269.05 U. S. Government Securities 8,275,357.67 Florida County and Municipal Bonds 378.184.06 Federal Reserve Bank Stock 18,750.00 Other Securities 1 I_oo Cash on Hand and Due from Banks 3.800.681.55 12.515.243.33 $14,193,987.63 Liabilities Capital Stock % 100,000.00 Sur Pfc 525.000.00 Undivided Profits 39,488.92 S 664.488.92 Reserve for Contingencies 65.79068 Reserve for Taxes. Interest, etc. 45,362.96 Interest end Income Collected, Not Earned 26,636.91 Dividends Declared. Not Yet Payable 1^250.00 o ** 4 . 13.396,458.14 $14,199,967.63 The Florida National Bank at Key West WITH RANKING FACILITY AT MY W**T NAVAL. STATION - 1. 1 TREY OR—President A J. Pietfet Vice Preridest Ernest i. C. DeO. Vice President C. L. Gardner. Vice Pres. A Cashier Wilber U Potter As*L Center Kaihtoea Wsttons AseL Cssbter Fsdrrst Detest* tsseresee CerpereNee j*ember Federal Reeerve Member Pleride NaHaaat Qrmtp at lade lot Jt f Rlt\l)l.Y COMMUNITY BiU ’ Wednesday, April 29, 1953 Tonight s Entries (NOT POST POSITIONS) First Race 5-16 mite Agnus Portis Boy Phoned Shattering Nick Lutz * a Top News Highest Reward Staver Second Race 5-H mile Slick Miss v Tippy’s Cash Lucky Teter Focus Eager Miss Fire Hazard Lightning Rodney Beach Tramp Third Race 5-H mile Luck Nadya’s Girlie Reckless Trudy Stop Over All Time Eascote Lennox Mer-Shak Fourth Race 5-H milo Jewel’s Trump Hunter’s Choice Restore Turning Point Guajira Rolling Grace Cameron Hilander Cindy Sue Fifth Race—s-H mile Trail Breaker Salter Path Smart Dude Queen’s Bomb Careful Sir Mail Pouch Waneetah Kitchen Maid lion in a month, and force the issue on the main target. Then they would try for the natural road to Southeast Asia, which is down the Indochina coast. The worrisome angle In the Laos invasion is the knowledge that the Reds have men and arms to squander on oblique ventures. Asa diversion, nobody here thinks it will succeed. The French are too smart to be decoyed out of the perimeter by this bat. The question is, have the Viet minb Reds enough strengh to at tack the delta perimeter in strong concert with the Laos jab? If they have, the situation may become critical. If they haven’t, this looks like a sideshow offering few, if any, lasting benefits. THE KEY WEST CITIZEN Sixth Race s*ll mile Clara Parking Sam Navy Diver Bonnie Acre Farm Master Jack Riboud Whata Bug Two-Ee Seventh Race 5-H mile Jack Q’Lish Bar-K Top Bracket Chuckie’s Choice Stirring News Peck My Bitsey Old Refrain Eighth Race —— 5-H mile Initial Bindle Comer Glen Page Roll Lassie Val’s Clipper Direct Answer Candalon Vendome Ninth Race 5-H mile Last Summer Kitty Hutch Avenger Forward Pease Note Honest King Stepping By . * Melvia Jo Tenth Race 3-1 mile T. V. Star Gay Beauty Red Carpet Scotch Lad Beach Belle Payette Beseech ’ Wise Mike Heavy Rains Ended City’s Water Shortage DALLAS, Tex. <W\ —Heavy rains in the watershed of Lake Dallas just about ended this city’s water shortage yesterday. But at the moment, Dallas can’t do much with its big new supply of water for industry and resi dences. Somebody stole a power line running from a transformer to the lake gatehouse, making it impos sible to get water from the huge reservoir. Page 9 Tells How Friend Tried To Poison Him LOS ANGELES UPI Four inci dents, says a young husband, led him to suspect his best friend was .trying to poison him. Husky Robert Hayden described them calmly yesterday as Richard La Force went on trial on charges of attempting to poison Hayden-so he could try to win the love of the latter’s pretty wife. Hayden, a contractor’s helper, said La Force was a frequent visi tor at his home. The two youths and Hayden’s red-haired wife Joyce had been friends since high school. All are 19. Hayden said he first became ill after La Force .gave him a soft drink on a visit to the California Institute of Technology, where the defendant was a brilliant physics student. "I got dizzy. I got sick to my stomach. I felt heavy,” Hayden said. Prosecuting Atty. Joseph Carr told the jury Hayden bad symp toms of arsenic poisoning. The next three incidents oc curred in his apartment last Jan uary, Hayden testified. “I drank some water from a refrigerator container. It had an unusual odor. After I drank it, 1 couldn’t stand up. ... My muscles just didn’t work.” Carr had said this was a symp tom of potassium cyanide poison ing. The next time, the witness said, he poured a drink from anew water bottle. “It smelled like the other one. I took some in my mouth, then spit it out. It we s just like I’d been eating persimmons. It sort of puckered up my mouth.” Next, Hayden testified, his wife poured two glasses of milk. “I started to drink mine. She had already tasted bers and said ‘Don’t drink it. It smells bad.’ But I already had the glass to my mouth.” “What did it taste like?” Carr asked. “Puckery and bittery,” the wit ness answered. “I spit the milk out.” Carr said an analysis indicated the milk contained potassium cy anide in a lethal dose. Baseball Results TODAY'S BASEBALL SCHEDULE By Th* Amml>M Pru ALABAMA-rLOBIDA AndaluaU at Eufaula Fort Walton at Gracevlll* Dothan at Panama City TEXAS Dallas at Houston Fort Worth at San Antonio Oklahoma City at Shreveport Tulsa at Beaumont INTERNATIONAL Rochester at Montreal Syracuse at Ottawa ftNrtngfirld at Toronto Baltimore at Buffalo AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Toledo at Indianapolis Kansas Clta at LouisviUa Coiukbus al Charleston Only games scheduled BASEBALL STANDINGS By The Asseclsted Press AMEBICAN ASSOCIATION , _ W L Pet. Indianapolis c | 730 St. Paul 7 , .700 Louiavilie 4 .*OO Coiumbus 4* 5 4 Charleston 4 ft 406 Kan. City Toledo 7 .364 Mumeapou. >7 JO# TEXAS _ W L Pec Shreveport 10 * i Dallas 7 sgj Tulsa , J Saa Antonio ■ 9 Fort Worth g g tan Oklahoma City 7 7 joa Beaumont • g 11 421 Hcuo. , PACIFIC COAST , W L Pet. ******* • M 1 * Portland 1 to Hollywood it jj ju San Franc taco 12 It t Oakland • „ ® Sacramento • 17 Jtc Saa Diego • .5l 'There ISN'T any hank balance far that ‘rainy day' you're always taikiaq about. You'd better oet a Joan • horn CITY LOAN COMPANY" • Never pet at! ttmmrf bem* repair* tor lack W and of reedy cash. Jest pick up the phene sad emli aw cempsey CIIV LORD to. or wr wist 524 SOUTHARD ST. DIAL 2-S6Bl The Weatherman Says Key West and Vicinity: General ly Air and warm today ami to night. Thursday, increasing cloudi ness with showers or thunder showers likely in scattered places. Moderate to fresh easterly to southerly winds, occasionally mod erately strong offshore. SMALL CRAFT WARNING. Florida: Clear to partly cloudy today except increasing cloudiness in the Tallahassee area with few showers likely by late today. In creasing cloudiness elsewhere Thursday with showers. Slightly warmer. Jacksonville through the Florida Straits: Moderate southeast to south winds becoming occasionally fresh by this afternoon. Partly cloudy weather with few showers Thursday. East Gulf of Mexico: Moderate to fresh southeast to south winds today becoming south to south west by Thursday except winds increasing to moderately strong over north portion by tonight. Partly cloudy weather except be coming cloudy over north portion by tonight. Showers in extreme north portion today or tonight and elsewhere by Thursday. Western Caribbean: Moderate to occasionally fresh east and south east winds through Thursday. Partly cloudy weather with widely scattered showers mostly over northwest portion. Observations taken et City Office Key West. Fla., Apr. 29, 1953 9:00 A ML EST Temperatures Highest yesterday B6 Lowest last night - 76 Mean - 81 Normal 79 Precipitation Total last 24 hours - .0 ins. Total this month .47 ins. Deficiency this month 1.85 ins. Total this year - 7.58 ins. Excess this year 51 ins. Relative Humidity at 9:00 AJM. 71% Barometer (Sea Laval) 9:00 A.M. 29.94 in 5.—1013.9 mbs. Tomorrow's Almanac Sunrise ............ —. 5:53 a.m. Sunset .. 6:56 p.m. Moonrise - 8:35 p.m. Moonset 6:28 a.m. TOMORROW'S TIDES (Naval Basal HIGH LOW 9:11 a.m. 2:50 a.m. 9:02 p.m. 4:14 p.m. 000 ADDITIONAL TIDE DATA Reference Statien: Key West Time of Height of Bahia Honda (bridge) ■ -oh 10m 9.9 ft No Name Key (east end) f2h 20m Boca Chica Station— Tide high wmtm Sandy PL) —oh 40m Caldes Channel (north end) +2h 10m 4-1.4 ft (—)—Minus eig. t Corrections to be subtracted. (4-I— Plus sig- j Corrections la oe added. Commie Appointed MOSCOW UF) Moscow news- ] papers announced today the ap- \ pointment of Ivan A. Benediktov,! former minister of Soviet agricul- ! tore, as Russian ambassador to ! India. He replaces K. V. Novikov, j SUBSCRIBE TO THE CITIZEN MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUS BATTlNG—Wyrostek, Philadel phia, .486. RUNS—Gilliam, Brooklyn, 14. ' RUNS BATTED IN Campa nula, Brooklyn, 19. HlTS—Ryan, Philadelphia, 19. DOUBLES—Dark, New York, 7. TRIPLES Bruton, Milwaukee and O’Connell, Pittsburgh, 2. HOME RUNS - Mathews, Mil waukee, 6. PITCHING - Surkont, Milwau kee and Simmons, Philadelphia, 3-0, 1.000; Erskine, Brooklyn and Drews, Philadelphia. 2-0, 1.000; nine pitchers tied with 1-0, 1.000. STRIKEOUTS—Simmons, Phil adelphia, 17. , AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING Philley, Philadel phia, .442. RUNS—Mantle, New York, 13. RUNS BATTED IN—Dropo, De troit, 11. HlTS—Philley, Philadelphia, 23. DOUBLES—KeII, Boston, 7. • TRIPLES Philley, Philadel phia, Wertz, St. Louis and Jen sen, Washington, 2. HOME RUNS—Gernert, Boston, 4. STOLEN BASES-Rivera, Chi cago, 3. PITCHING— Lemon, Cleveland and- Kellner, Philadelphia, 3-0, 1.000; Parnell, Boston, Sain and Lopat, New York, and Littlefield and Stuart, St. Louis, 2-0, 1.000. STRIKEOUTS - Shantx, Phila delphia, 19. Boxing Results TUESDAY'S FIGHTS By The Associated Frets LOS ANGELES—AI Cruz, 126, Los Angeles, stopped Jorge Man jarrez, 126, San Diego, 9. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Jimmy Martinez, 156, Glendale, Ariz., outpointed Del Flanagan, 150, St Paul, 10. STCKTON, Calif. - Tommy Manaois, 134, Los Angeles, knock ed out Gene Morris, 133, Beach, Calif, 3. BROOKLYN (Ridgewood Grove) —Arthur Persley, 138 VI, New Or leans, outpointed Georgia Dunn, Hartford, 10. HOUSTON. Tex-Joe Felan, IJS, San Antonio, outpointed Joe Vas ques, 137, Houston, 8. 41;' M ~.r - electric % \v\ ■* water heater J close to ! IjW job SHE NONET! Yen ran pert mm rleetrte water heater anywhere is the hew - Lae*• Meat, hath, kbrtoe. By petting M Hear e tlae glare where yen nee hat water the west, yen'll ent ynaw aperating eneta. And with aa afeeteie water haeatav# yea’s s§weys have p4eaty of hat tester* vithesi eevh ev wewy City Electric System I ; 1 l_ : 1 ■ Five Dead After Lightning Struck KILGORE, Tex. Five per sons were dead here today after a “flood of fire five feet high” struck their home when lightning exploded a crude oil tank. Seven Negro homes were de stroyed and twoothers damaged yesterday when the bolt of light ning struck during a violent rain and thunderstorm. The dead, all Negroes, were ten tatively identified at Mrs. Chris tine Beck, 34; her children, Lor enzo, 6, and Elizabeth, 4; Brenda Alexander, 4, and an unidentified woman believed to be the Alex ander child’s grandmother. The exploding tank set fire to another 500-barrel storage tv and other oilfield equipment Al though many oil wells dot the area none was ignited. Overseas Transportation Company, Inc. Fart, Dependable Freight and Express Service MIAMI AND KEY WEST Ala# Barring ALL POINTS ON t -ORIDA KEYS Batwaan Miaul and Kfty Watt Express Schedule (Na Steps En Route) LEAVES KEY WEST DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAYS) • 4:99 P.M. Arrive, et Miami at 12:99 a'clacfc Midnight. LEAVES MIAMI DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAYS) at 12:11 o'clock Midnight and arrive* et Key Meet et 4:M e clock AJM. Local Schedule W,$T OA,LV twcBPT SUNDAYS) at 1:99 a'dack A.M. and (Step# At All Intermediate Feint*) arrive* at Miami at 4:99 a'alack PJR. • FS* LEAVES MIAMI DAILY (BXCSFT SUNDAYS) at 9:99 a'dack AJ*. and arriva* at Kay Wa*t at 5:99 a'dack Free Pick-Up and Delivery Service FULL CARGO INSURANCE MAIN OFFICE end WAREHOUSE: Cor. Eaten and Prerei* st. ‘ DIAL 2-7991 Louis Carbonell Will Not Run Here Fonner City Commissioner Louia Carbonell today announced that ha will not be a candidate for a seat on the city commission in the No* vember General Elections. Carhonel], who has been extreme* ly active in an attempt to bring baseball to Key West as well as in the promotion of other sporting ventures, said that whatever he is doing “is for the good of the town and not for any personal political ambitions.” “A lot of people have approached me and the general feeling seems to be that 1 am going to run for office—but that is not true," Car bonell said today. “I have always worked for the good of the town when I was in office and I will con tinue to do so in private life,” be added.