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Erg Went Cifijftt
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lisher, from The Citizen Building, corner of Greene and Ann Streets
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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.
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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.
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
“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
The man who attempts something unusual is general
ly laughed at if he fails and hailed as a great guy if he
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
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NOTnmC S; *'..;•- S *£ S NOT Ui£t> TO -C*f COO*fNG
Educator Honored
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
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
“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
“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
“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
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.
LONDON tff—We have a mystery '
on our hands today. It is the
strange case of the laughing Eng
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
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
(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
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
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*.
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pitted throws* the Saait try Heps.
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to trots with turn sgahMt the naf>
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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