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THE KEY WEST CITIZEN Erg Went Cifijftt Published daily (except Sunday) by L. P. Artman, owner and pub* lisher, from The Citizen Building, corner of Greene and Ann Streets Only Daily Newspaper in Key West and Monroe County 1 P. ARTMAN ——Publisher NORMAN D. ARTMAN Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, as Second Class Matter TELEPHONE 2-5661 and 2-5662 Member of The Associated Press— The Associated Press is exclusively •ntitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited‘to it at not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the 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 ~~ ADVERTISING RATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION The Citizen is an open forum and invites discussion of public issue gnd subjects of locai or general interest, but it will not publish anonymous communications. £ FLORItfik&tJESS / AS STATION ——■i—— ■ ■ - " IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. Mote Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. I. Community Auditorium. “LOOK, MAMA—I’M A BIG BOY NOWJ” If a municipality could talk, the above words are pro bably what the City of Key West would shout. It must be admitted that, in truth, they are correct. However, have some Key Westers’ actions, attitudes, and thoughts grown in the same proportion as their town? One specific example of the immaturity of some Key West residents will be readily apparent during this month of June—the traditional month of brides. Raucous noise makers, blaring horns, and racing automobiles will be a featured part of many marriage ceremonies. The Citizen certainly does not want to be considered a “kill-joy” but it would like to point out that ’ whereas such celebrations might be in order in a small community where everyone knows each other, they can be* harmful and detrimental in a city the size of Key West. Chief Joseph O. Kemp, of the Key West Police De partment, says: “We’re having an ever-increasing number of complaints regarding the custom of blowing horns and racing automobiles about the city after a marriage cere mony. “In the past, the police department has over-looked the legal infractions involved but it can do so no longer. The celebrants should realize that in their noisy passage along the streets, they are disturbing homes where there might be sickness or death; churches, where worship cere monies might be in progress. All of this, to say nothing of the danger to which they expose innocent motorists and pedestrians by ignoring traffic signals and using excessive speed within the City Limits.” Bill Gibb, former Citizen reporter whe describes him self now as a “rookie” policeman, says: “The Chief means business when he indicates that he wants all of these rac ing, noisemaking automobile parades brought to a halt. “The boys on the police force are helping me write the column, “Safety Notes”, in the hope that Key Westers will change a few of their habits and not have to be hailed into court. Reckless driving following a marriage cere mony is one of the worst of these habits. Prospective bride grooms might consider the fact that there are better ways of spending a wedding night than in the City Jail, and ad vise their friends accordingly.” The Citizen heartily concurs with Gibb’s concluding sentence and suggests that its readers cooperate with Chief Kemp in his efforts to make Key West a safer, pleasanter town for every one to live in. Looking ahead is a very poor way in which to settle your obligations. So far as we have been able to observe, few business men object to free advertising. Most any resident of Key West will believe anything you say just so long as it’s complimentary. The average adult, with all his wisdom, rarely under stands how much the average child understands. It’s a very rare individual who cannot find an excuse for not doing the favor he is obligated to return some day. Tr ' r ' r ' T ANARUS“ “ 4 After trying for a long time, we are finally convinced that one of the hardest ways to do anything is to put it off. The man who attempts something unusual is general ly laughed at if he fails and hailed as a great guy if he succeeds. Every one of us should make it a mental duty every year to study some new subject. Brains never develop without study. There are still some “intellectuals” around who sus pect that Hitler was a genius, and who are tcfir.g to it out with theories. Saturday, Juns 6, 1953 BUCKLEY — , ■ ... —; * r jL ■ v i- ':§o ± V - - ■■■ a 11 'jlJMffiil ■■—■n i NOTnmC S; *'..;•- S *£ S NOT Ui£t> TO -C*f COO*fNG ntr Educator Honored GAINESVILLE <*-Dr. H. Har old Hume, emeritus provost for agriculture of the University of Florida, will be honored Monday when a large portrait in oils of him will be’ unveiled. The portrait was painted by i Jossey Bilan. Keene, N. Y. More Ithan 200 people e ontributed to I the cost—about ISO of them from the university staff. Dean Hume, who was born In j Canada, came to Florida 54 years ago. and has been connected- with state agencies more than hall of this time. Macau, Portuguese city on the South China coast, was once no torious for gambling, but now pedmits only one gambling bouse operated under government super vision. Young fmmigrnv* T mu formed “Operation Cinderella’' Produces Glamour Girl Marshall Asks British To Aid Peace Aims LONDON Iff—Gen. George C. Marshall appealed Friday to Brit ish leaders to foster a generous understanding of America’s aims j and problems in Korea. In a stern tone, he told a lunch- j eon of the English Speaking Union it was important that the British public resists Soviet propaganda that the United States is engaged on some warlike course. He also declared the American public ‘‘is intent on seeing that nothing be permitted to lend aid to the Chinese Communist forces.” Marshall told the luncheon gath-1 ering of 2,000 he thought the Brit ish public “only partially realizes” i the size of American casualties in Korea. He added: “For some reason—probably a result of clever Soviet propaganda and subtle suggestion—there seems to be a belief that America is in a ■ warlike mood, fraught with the pos- j sibility of bringing about a general conflagration. “Nothing, I know, could be fur ther from the desires of the Ameri-1 can people and their leaders.” Marshall also referred to charges occasionally made here that the United States government ignores the advice of its allies. He said that in his own expe rience as secretary of state and secretary of defense “I think a maximum of attention was paid to the view of our associates, partic-, ularly those ui the British govern* j tnent.” “It is important, I think, that we constantly remind ourselves that we represent a free association of nations,” Marshall added. “Our respective publics and our leaders must constantly keep in mind that almost all of our reac tions are treated in an open, demo cratic manner... “A generous understanding be- j tween the American people and the peoples of the British Common-! wealth is the most important in- j fluence in the world today for the peace we all long and pray for.” j a— a 1 By BILL GIBB “Speeders Lose” - the slogan for this column’s June traffic sa fety program-- is more than just a slogan - It's the truth Lt. Buster Cerezo, of the Key West Police Dept., emphasized that point today in pointirg out that “the most valuable item tha‘. speeders lose is their lives.” “Safety Notes.” which is pro- I moting safe speed this month in i cooperation with the National Sa i fety Council can quote a lot of im jpressive statistics to show the j need for more safe and sane driv ; ing, according to Cerezo. Locally, excessive speed was a factor in the majority of traffic accidents during the last* year, he pointed out. “In recent years speed unsafe for conditions has been a contri butor to 9,000 or more fatal acci dents annually in the United Sta tes.” he said. The tendency of American driv ers to appraise their driving skill solely in terms of speed plays no small part in this annual highway tragedy, he explained. “When you're driving too fast, an accident is more likely to hap pen.” Lt. Cefeto emphasized, “and if it does, you’re more likely to be killed ” He also called attention to two other dangerous results of too fast | driving. I Stopping distance increases as ' speed increases,” Cerezo explain |ed “Good brakes can stop a car i within 21 feet at 20 miles an hour. ! but tt takes 131 feel to bring a | car to a stop at SO aides an hour “Another danger of speeding ts a condition similar to ’tunnel vi sion*. in which drivers are less able to see objects m either side of them, contributing to side swiping and pasting accident* | One study has shown that tikis con-l | ditaoß affects all drivers at speeds I of m miles no hoar m mare j "These dangers all make good reasons lor everyone to cooperate I with the column, ‘Safety Notes.” : I and the National Safety Canned in 1 ! their Jus* program. And the best ■ way fm can cooperate la always •to drive at a safe speed." Lt Caftan enadadod. n* English ~ first conducted in Fgtiafc m IMS, baring bees cuadwcuu is *~ for* that. HIM— HIM I■ mi il Ml'—W—M— i Smkmmrame to ’ilia Uilnsrit * MIAMI, Iff —, A young girl, I fresh from a Yugoslavian farm,’ was turned into an American glam-1 our girl in an eigat-hour “operation j Cinderella.” Ljuba Radojevic, 21. arrived in America dressed in drab cotton. She wore flat-heeled leather fan dais, and her brown hair was drawn tightly behmd her head in a knot. Her face was plain, and she wore no makeup. Th|t was three weeks ago. Then Paula Clark, onetime beauty and fashion editor turned advertising and promotional tepresentative, ! saw her picture in newspapers. Paula talked Marjae and Serbin, Miami dress manufacturers, and Miss Koma, a Coral Gables hair j stylist, into operation Cinderella. They supplied the fashions and j styling behind the eight-hour trans ! formation. Ljuba was introduced to new coithes and nylons, flimsy lingerie,, permanent waves, lipstick and makeup, high heels, manicures and—shhh falsies. i She liked it. She couldn’t say anything when it was over, because | she doesn’t speak English. But there were tears in her eyes when she saw herself in a mirror. And nor grandfather. Slogan Dragojev j ic, who brought hei to Miami, thought it was wonderful. HAL BOYLE SAYS LONDON tff—We have a mystery ' on our hands today. It is the strange case of the laughing Eng lishman. When I set out from America for London Town, I had two goals: to see fail Queen Elizabeth get her crown, and to try to catch an Englishman giving a real, roaring belly laugh. So far as I could find in the his tory books, the last time an Eng lishman laughed out loud in public was during the first Elizabethan Era, nearly 400 years ago. There was a doubtful case in the provinces in 1889, during Queen Victoria’s reign. But the accused man re-established his social stand ing by explaining it wasn’t a laugh at all. He was merely indulging in a dry chuckle, which was perfectly allowable under the British ground rules for humor at that time, when suddenly he got a frog in his throat and coughed explosively’. His friends let him off with a repri mand to be more careful. But London was in such a mood of mellow happiness over the coro nation, l felt sure the stolid re serve of one of John Bull's sons would crumble, and he would break out laughing. There might not be another chance like this for centuries. When I told an old British ac quaintance of my quest, he said: “Really, old boy, you ruddy Americans are always looking tor the impossible. Mind you, I don't say you won’t hear a loud laugh in London. But if you do. I wager it will be an Irishman, a Scot, per haps even a Welshman. “But an Englishman? 1 must aay I doubt it. One doe* have one’s traditions, after all. doesn't one - * But if it should happen—and, mind you. 1 ilon’t believe it will al all— it would happen in a pub. They made the ale tor the coronation a bit stronger than usual, and one cannot .ell what any man will do if he gets too deep in his cups, lean one?” So I went into a pub—the Pink Griffon. Bert, the barman, and his Secret Records Held By Mundt WASHINGTON m Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said that he has obtained secret government records which may shed some light on alleged 1 intrigue against revaluation of Aus trian currency in totf. I Mundt called Frank Coe, former secretary of the international Mon etary Fund srbtrt btd a big hand in the revslaattoa aeg* tiatiuas to reply pobbciy to testimony that Coe had trod va-.&ly to Mock sock in agreement helotr Communist \ Czechoslovakia Opposed it. Coe- has declared that is "md* f ra grout and false " He turned op Wednesday to submit to closed , door quo laming by the Senate to I Vtstigatams subcommittee, end de wed he had hern a fugitive, as some members eootewded. Cm quit Ins CSMMtoo-jNMr pest ; as secretary of toe monetary toad [ tost December after refnsmg la ! testify whether he was a Cepsm* [ asst m had engaged to WgdiiNto ’an grounds of posetok self toi'vtm -itoatae*. Thai was before to* fen at* 'Sternal security •utoctoMuS ; to* ia another invertigabe*. Ever try rotting ttsh SSd to corn meal before frying. This way Bbey base a crispy texture OH \ foe* well with potatoes aad toher I fttoked summer vegetthtof such i a* ***p neaas, s# mst.lt and wfwaaft. “Very nice,” he said, smiling broadly. “Ljuba iooks like aft American now.” It was, her grandfather who struggled with red tape to get Lju ba to America. Her sister, Anna, still lives in Yugoslavia. Her mo ther is dead. Like everyone—including the cus tomers at the plush salon—old Stojan watched in amazement as his little “ugly ouckling” waa changed into an attractive, wel dressed, poised young woman. Business was practically sus pended as everyone took an inter est in operation Cinderella. On* customer walked out indignantly when she was ignored. The beauty operators let her go. [ “This has given everybody a warm feeling to see such a terrific change,” said Miss Koma, shrug ging when the customer departed. “I didn’t think it possible.” What’s next? First Ljuba will have to tak* quick English lessens to learn how to say “No” now that she has become glamorous. Then she’ll at tend a vocational school, and after that will come a job with either Marjae or Serbin. She may even go further with glamor and make it her career by turning model. But of one thing Ljuba is sure. She wants no more contact with ithe plow. < wile, Grace—he calls her “Gryce" —made me at home at once. But Bert looked shocked when I asked whether any of his patrons ever broke out laughing. “We're a chuckling folk at most, and I must say now and again a chuckler wanders in," be admitted, and then turned to his wife. "Gryce, ’ave you ’eard any blokes laughing out loud in ’ere?" "Well. 1 ‘ope not!" abe said in dignantly. There was only one other custom er—a tall Englishman in a pin striped suit at the far end of the bar. He had a straw mustache and a pipe and was staring moodily into his beer mug. - , "’E’s our regular stranger, that one is,” volunteered Bert. When I looked mystified, he added: "Don’t you ‘ave regular strang ers in America? A regular stranger is a bloke who keeps coming to the same pub, and nobody knows ’oo e is. Our regular stranger has been coming ‘ere at the same ’our every day for years. He always ‘as a pint of mild and bitter, and nev er says a word." . A moment later we beard a sound as of a rusty gate, creaking on a long-unused hinge. We looked and there was no doubt about li the regular stranger was staring to the mirror and laughing. Laughing out loud. Then, as Bert's mouth dropped open in disbelief, the man emptied his mug, put his pipe to his pocket, and silently stepped out 1 started to follow him, but Bert stopped me. "if 'e spoke to you, sir," be said, ”’e wouldn’t be our regular strang er any more, would *•?" Well, that is the strange ease of the laughing Englishman. Who he was. what made him laugh aloud, history will never know. "Yes, I 'ave to admit '# did 1a g b " Bert said, and added [ pleadingly: "Look, Guv nor 'Ave a gto and tonic on me. But don’t Mow a around, what you just saw ’are, will you? 1 don’t want my plyce to get a bad ayme." Discussion Asked On Orlando Limits TALLAHASSEE ilMk*. Rdf. erx, Winter Park, ha* challenged from the Sen;* floor PuhUher Martin Andersen of tba Orlando Sentinel-Star, Mtu|tt| Editor Henry Batch and pohucat rooortar Ben Field to t putdic disco* mo* of proposed expanuoe of Orlando’s city limit*. Rodger* opposed s toes! ML pitted throws* the Saait try Heps. Land nod which woo and tot extended the Orlando citf bmita to isle • shaitl JME w* urban rwtrtawft The near f per fa mod *xp*o> moo of the eifir Holding • copy ef 0m lantinal Star* still featevod • alary hf Field sayinf hint Bod ten wooii kifl the expoiMioo r-3, Rndgeri iaswoi Ids rhaUento for s pwhiit dMcweoioa. then aafeed the Boosts to trots with turn sgahMt the naf> ore so s special red call Senate peticy ie te hßae the Bctitft of the senator concerned to dealias with local hSia tho Orlando *xp*eMß tocaeare •* defeated taeoiaioniiy floe of the oaaaott nnd wot #4 moos waps lo safes fresh stfsoo ■. . a Pan. ..Ja Pti ml IV 19 MVFV IBfM WBW wdsh thwf 108 ml Thao pal a aoeuoft of Mr graaaiatod as*r on each deeaort P*t nod tie foood mm lot heftasß \n\n NOTAS CUBANAS Por RAOUL ALPIZAR POYO EL CONVENTO DE MARIA INMACULADA Fué en el año de 1868, cuando las Hermanas del Sagrado Nombre de Jesús y de María, una antigua or ganización canadiense, llegaron a Cayo Hueso para abrir un plantel de enseñanza para niñas de la raza blanca, en un gran edificio si tuado en la esquina de las calles de Whitehead y División, cuyo lo cal estuvo ocupado por barracas para tropas, durante la Guerra Civil. En ese lugar las cultas y piadosas hermanitas, estuvieron enseñando a las niñas blancas del Cayo, por espacio de más de diez años. En 1878, ellas comenzaron la fundación de un Convento, que ha bría de ser erigido en el lote doce, del antiguo plano de Key West, que se extiende cerca de seiscientps pies por la calle de División (hoy Avenida Traman) siendo en total la extensión de terreno de dicho edificio, de ocho seres y medio. El edificio es de roca de coral nativa, habiendo costado la parte principal del mismo, treinta y cinco mil pesos. En el año de 1904, se decidieron a agrandarle, por contar ya con recursos suficientes para hacerlo, dándole el doble de amplitud, según la medida origi nal. Este aumento de capacidad se hizo por la parte noreste, a un costo aproximado de veinte y dos mil pesos. Es actualmente el más bello edificio destinado a educación, de todo el Estado de Florida y es en si, un verdadero monumento a la devoción y al piadoso heroismo de! grupo de dignísimas mujeres que lo fundaron y que tanto han lucha do y luchan actualmente, por sos tenerlo con el mayor decoro y res peto de propios y extraños. Muchas de las Hermanas que aqui vinieron • dedicarse a la enseñanza, fueron victimas de la terrible fiebre amarilla. Ello a pe sar. las puertas del plantel per manecieron siempre abiertas a la enseñanza, hasta el año de 1898, cuando la explosión del crucero MAINE en la bahia de La Habana, en la noche del 15 de febrero de dicho año. Fué entonces, que las piadosas hermanas, pusieron su edificio y sus personas a la dispo sición de las autoridades navales estadounidenses, recibiendo allí y alojando y cuidando debidamente un grupo de marinos heridos, pro cedentes de aquella desgraciada e inolvidable hecatombe, que entris teciera a todo el Continente. Entre los primeros que fueron recibidos y atendidos con toda de voción y cariño ejemplar, estaba el Padre Qtadwick. capellán del MAINE. Tan pronto recobrara la salud y se sintiera bastante for talecido, ofreció una misa en la Católica, ba gozado siempre de! propia casulla que le regalaran tos tripulante* del MAINE y que. pro videncialmente. fué salvad* de la catástrofe, por manos piadosas que la devolvieron a su dueño, i Caoelláa del barco. Entre todas las buenas hermana* que prestaron tan enormes servi cio* en aquellos días inolvidable!*, se destaco sobre todas ellas, mere ciendo una mención especia!, la Hermana María Tbeopiule. quien dedicó cuarenta años de su preeío [sa existencia, a la labor educativa es el Convento de esta Ciudad £se Convento dirigid y conduci do por las Herma aj de la Iglesia Catótiaa, ba fosado siempre del privilegio de estar auspiciado y ¿MU protegido tenecientes a otras religiones. Se ha dado el caso de que muchas niñas de 'familias hebreas, han sido educadas y graduadas en esa institución, eminentemente católi ca. Todo esto dice mucho en favor de la moral del plantel y del res peto que merece a todos, por su magnifico plan de estudios, por la forma en que se desenvuelve la vida de las educandas que están a pupilo y por el cariño y la conside ración con que son tratadas las niñas, por las hermanas del Con vento. La misma comunidad, es decir, las propias Hermanas, establecie ron el colegio de San José, para varones, adscrito al Convento. El edificio destinado a este nuevo plantel, está situado en la esquina de Simonton y Catalina., extendién dose el terreno hasta la misma calle de Duval, siendo de la exclu siva propiedad de la Iglesia Cató lica. Ya en 1868 existió una escuela parroquial para niños blancos, establecida y dirigida por Mr. W. J. Cappick, bajo la supervisión del sacerdote católico residente. Allá por elaño de 1870, se insti tuyó en Cayo Hueso el Colegio de nominado de San Francisco Javier, destinado a la enseñanza exclu siva de los niños de la raza de color. Es innegable que la labor que han realizado esas Hermanas del Convento de María Inmachlada. ha sido la mejor y la más provechosa de las propagandas que en henefi cío de Cayo Hueso, haya podido hacerse. En Cuba se le conoce, como uno de los mejores colegios para niñas y señoritas, existentes en los Estados Unidos y cada dia es ma yor el número de educandas pro cedentes de Cuba, que vienen en busca del pan de la instrucción y de la educación también, que se les ofrece por esa* virtuosas y cultas hermanas. El Convento de María Inmacula da cuenta ahora con un magnifico Auditonum, que puede compararse con los mejores de su clase y en el piso alto del mismo, han sido instalados los dormitorios de las pupilas, con sus baños bellamente azulejeados y sus pasillos sencilla mente decorados, que dan una sensación de limpieza y de orden, que ya la quisieran tener muchos planteles de esa índole. Las Hermanas . profesoras se desviven por enseñar a sus disci pulas,.no solo instrucción, sino también buenos modales, correc ción en el trato con los demás y, sobre todo, un profundo respeto para los más viejos. Todo ello in fluye grandemente en el porvenir de esas señoritas, que al graduarse y retornar a sus hogares en Cuba, jamás han de olvidar, ni a sus queridas y cultas profesoras, ni aquellas cosas que ellas les incul caron y que harán de esas mucha chas. unas excelentes esposas y notables madres de familia, cuan do les llegue la hora de constituir sus hogares. Nosotros, como residentes en el Cayo, siempre que la ocasión se nos presenta, tanto aqui, como en tierras cubanas, recomendamos ese Convento, por estimar que por su proximidad a La Habana, por el plan de enseñanza y por la ex tricta moral que dentro de sus aulas se respira, es digno de ser recomendado, por aquellos que deseen para la juventud femenina, buenos ejemplos.