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Page 2 Eligibility Of Johns May Be Decided Soon TALLAHASSEE UT-Ading Gov. Charity E. Johns may ask the State Supreme Court to decide # if he is eligible to rua for the un expired term of the late Gov. Dan McCarty. Johns said last night be “prob ably wfll have to ask' the court to clear up questions of his eligi- : hility because "these questions keep coming up and there ought to be a decision." The governor said, however, be had been ‘‘oto busy to give the subject very much thought” and added be didn't know when be might ask tha opinion. Several lawyers have told Johns that no election will bo necessary next year because, under the con stitution, he will carry on the du ties of the governor for the entire McCarty term ending in 1957. Johns is a member of the Senate j Which raised the governor's salary; and, under the constitution, that bars a legislator from holding an I office for which the Legislature raised the salary- A question has been raised on validity of the 1253 Legislature’s pay raise bill. - The question of Johns’ eligibility Is perhaps the biggest puzzle still remaining in the developing politi cal picture. McCarty’s younger brother John is expected to be a candidate and J. Brafley Odham, runner-up to McCarty last year, already has announced for the two year unexpired term. If Johns Is eligible, he Is almost certain to be a candidate in the race next spring. Attorney J. V. Walton of Palatka told Johna the Supreme Court can give opinions “mly on a question affecting your executive powers and duties” and added ’’such ques tions do not appear to bo presently involved.” Walton contends that Johns ia governor but the Supreme Court already has ruled that he should have the title of "acting governor.” Read The Citizen Let’s Elect mWFI M r* x'.' A’: >\ .04$ fn* ' ;i v $ / y‘ -y% v-'*/ ;’, ll||\ - LOUIS CARBONELL City Commissioner Group 3 # Experienced • Quelified • Aggressive LEVERto (Paid Political Advertisement) jfi(K3 fjflES j PROUCHO SAYS# "I've been beside “J 3 ® 3ee seeing the NEW 1954 DESOTO. You'll see it on Nov. st> at your Be Soto-Plymout* Sealer • • • and tie 11 'em Groucho sent you!” Friday, October M, 1953 TODAY’S STOCK MARKET NEW YORK m - The stock market was mixed today with profit-taking cutting in on an eariy rise. Changes either way were small. Most major divisions displayed a mixture of gains and losses. Higher on balance, however, were railroads, rubbers, steels and oils. In the mostly lower cases were motors and coppers. Higher stocks included Southern Railway. Loew’s. Bethlehem Steel, and Schenley Industries. Lower .were Phelps Dodge, American iCyanamid, General Electric, US. Steel, and Studebaker Great Romance Has Ended, Say Ava And Frankie HOLLYWOOD (fv—lt’s all over for Frankie and Ava. Glamorous Ava Gardner says >“lt’s final this time” ami she’ll sue crooner Frank Sinatra for divorce, 1 “There’s no chance of reconctlia ition,” the shapely star said yester day. The reason? Frankie said there was career trouble but Ava denied this and wouldn't say what caused the split. There’s no third party Involved, hohever, she declared. It’s the third Ava Gardner mar riage to hit the rocks. Husband No. 1 was Mickey Rooney, whom she married when he was playing in Andy Hardy films and she was a studio starlet. No. 2 was intellectual bandleader Artie Shaw, who took books along on their honeymoon. “He told me to leave, so I left,” the farmer’s daughter from Smithfield, N. C., said after their breakup. • Then came slender, bow • tied Frankie, from Hoboken, N.J., the crooning idol of thousands of shrieking,, swooning bobbysoxers during World War II He divorced Mrs. Nancy Sinatra in Las Vegas, Ncv., Nov. 1, 1951- two days after she bad divorced him in Santa Monica, near here— and six days later married Ava in Philadelphia. Frank and Nancy, wed 12 years, had three children. Frank and . Ava married two years, made up sevcrd JEheir -latest spat Frank’s refusall© remain in Eng land while'Ava completed ‘’Knight of the Round Table.*' New Trial Asked By Jax Rapist JACKSONVILLE W-A Negro, convicted on a charge of rape and facing death, wants anew trial on grounds the 1953 Legislature fixed 25 years in prison as the maximum penalty for raping a child under 14. The Negro, Charlie Copeland Jr., was convicted Sept. 23 of the rape of a 12-year-old girl. A Circuit Court jury returned the verdict yesterday without recommendation of mercy, making death manda tory under the state’s general law. The 25-year penalty is provided in a 1953 amendment to the state’s child molestation statute. The amendment increased the age lim its specified in the original aet to permit prosecution of thos ' v. * molest children up to 14, and set a maximum penalty of 25 years to replace a previous maximum of 5 years. In specifying the various types of molestation included in the act, rape was named. Copeland’s attorneys, Sam B. Wilson and Releford McGriff, con tend the amendment fixed anew penalty for the rape of a child under 14 and that since the crime is not a capital offense case the Duval County Circuit Court had no jurisdiction to try it. Circuit Judge Charles A. Luckie, who heard the case, is asked to The Weatherman Say* Key West and Vicinity: Fair weather and mostly dear skysj thru Saturday; Slightly higher tem perature this afjernoon, coder .to- 1 night and warmer Saturday. Gentle to moderate northwest and north erly winds today and tonight be coming north and north easterly Saturday. State of Florida: Slightly higher temperatures this afternoon. Cold again tonight. Lowest ranging from 36-40 in the extreme north to 50-55 in the extreme south. Wanner Sat urday. Weather will continue fair. Marine Forecast, Jacksonville Thru Florida Straits and East Gulf Area: Moderate northwest to nor th! y winds becoming moderate north aud northeasterly Saturday. Continued fair weather. Weather Summary Far The Tro pical Atlantic, Caribbean Sea And East Gulf Of Mexico: There are no signs of a tropical disturbance today. Observations Taken At City Office Key West, Fla., Oct. 30, 1953 at • AJL EST TEMPERATURES Highest yesterday BO Lowest last night .. 70 Mean - ...- 75 Normal 78 PRECIPITATION Total last 24 hours . 0 ins. Total this month ~ 8.22 ins. Excess this month 1.72 ins. Total this year 45.13 ins. Excess this year .. .... 9.69 ins. Ralativo Humidity, 7 AM 54% taradiator (Sea Laval), 7:00 AM 30.04 in 5.—1017.3 mbs. Toaaanrow*a Almanac Sunrise 6:34 a.m. Sunset 5:46 p.m. Moonrise ....—.. 1:23 a.m. Moonaet 2:18 p.m. TOMORROW*! TIDES (Naval Rasa) High Tida Low Tlda 5:12 a.m. 11:41 a.m. 6:11 p.m. 11:52 p.m. Boca Chica Sandy PM —oh 40m Caldes Channel (north and) +!h ltaa +L4 <L (—)—Minus dgns Correction! to bo subtracted. (+>—Plus sign* CorrscHdne to bo added, ADDITIONAL TIDE DATA Reference Station: Key West ** Time of Height at Station— Tido high water lUhio Honda (bridge) oh 10m 9J ft So Name Key (east end) —f2h 20m Baltimore Meet Likely MIAMI UP—The Southern Weights and Measures Assn, probably will meet in Baltimore, Md., next year, the home of its new president, George H. Leithauser. Conventions usually are held In the home city of the president. Officers re-elected yesterday in cluded Nalls Berryman of Talla hassee, sergeant-at-arms. reverse the conviction and to re mand the case to the Criminal Court of Record which tries cases in which the maximum penalty is less than death. Overseas Hotel Restaurant, Coffee Shop and Dining Boon , 917 FLEMING STREET Open 7 Days A Week - 11:30 A.M. -11:30 F.M. Weekend Specials from SI.OO Up Sunday Full Course Dinner $1.25 and Up FREFARED TO PERFECTION .. SERVED WITH COURTESY LOGUN'S Season Opening SHOW TIME SAT., OCT. 31 HALLOWE'EN NIGHT COSTUMES^Iig^PRIZES Popular HECTOR BARROSO'S -2 Rings and an ACE Nighftly No Admission No Cover No MinimßM DEATH JOHN A. GAIT! John A. Gaiti. 72, pasaad away yesterday afternoon at 5:30 at Maoroe General Hoapital after a long illness. ; Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p. m. from the Chapel of the Lopez Funeral Home to St Mary’s Star of Sea Catholic Church. Ike Rev. Joseph Mating, S. J., will officiate at the services. Burial wfll be in the tom fly plot in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are the wife Mrs. Ella Gaiti; one daughter, Mrs. Maysie Gaiti Rackley; om granddaughter,j Miss Jacquelyn Marie Raddey;l and a niece, Mrs. A. F. McCarron, Miami, Fla. Mr. Gaiti was a member of Key West Lodge No. 551 B. P. O. Elks who will attend the funeral in a body. Pallbearers will to selected from the membership- Ttoy also hold graveside services. Mr. Gaiti was bom in Boston, Massachusetts and came to Key West fifty years ago. Ha baa lived here ever since that time. Rosary services will ,be held Sturday evening at 8 p. m. in the Lopez Funeral Home Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICES (Continued Prom Pa*e Ona Westminster Presbyterian Church of which Allen was a member. Allen had presided over Court of Crimes for 17 years prior to being elected to the Circuit Court last year. Allen served as first president of the Florida International Baseball League when it was organized in 1946 and remained in that post until 1949. He was a native of Mississippi and was an uniuccescful candidate for the Legislature in that state in 1915 and again in 1919. The vacancy created on the 10- judge Dade Circuit Court can be filled temporarily by appointment by Acting Gov. Charley Johns. A successor would be elected next year. GREEK MONARCHS (Continued from ft go One) band’s 0 feet 4—is taking him to a “hen party.’* The royal visitors are honored guests at a tea given by Mrs. Oscar A Ahlgren, president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Mrs. Ahlgren and 14 other mem bers of the General Federation were entertained by the 36-year old Queen last February when they visited Greece. After an elaborate dinner given in their honor last night by Secre tary of State Dotted, th#King and Queen had an early starting sched ule today. Besides a visit to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and lunch with the superintendent, Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, they are stopping in at national headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washing ton. They will give a dinner at the Greek Embassy tonight In honor of the President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. -This is their “thank you’* dinner for the one given them at the White House. If you are Blinking of using black, navy blue or brown in your kitchen color schemes, remember that these dark colors show dust and other soil more quickly than lighter tones. IDENTITY OF (Continued From Page One) Un recessed the inquest until to morrow when be and the coroo ar*a Jury wfll go to Marathon. Hamlin said two brothers. Jack Daniels. 12, and Jerome Daniels, IS, sew the car strike the weman. The beys said she sms walking about Ml feet a head off them when the car hit Carp. S. R. Walker, oi the state highway patrol, said the woman was hit about 11:30 p. m. Thurs day near the pumping station at Marathon. She was dead on arri val at the Monroe General Hospi tal, according to Walker. Walker caught Hogan about eight miles north of Marathon. He : noticed a car with only one head light and stopped it MONROE COUNTY (Continued From Pace One) the net amount of the statement is due. Taxes become delinquent as of April 2, 1954. Wilson amphasizad that a homestead exemption on proper ty assessed et $5,000 or loss is not taxable. Owners of such pro perty will net receive e state ment. “In the event a tax statement is not received,” Wilson said, “ a tax payer may call and we will mail a duplicate statement.” Wilson also said that each tax payer should bring the statement to the office when paying the tax es. “Pot this year’s roll.” he said, “we do not have a name index. It would be impossible to locate the property without the statement or a legal description of the pro perty.” NAVY “KICK OFF’ (Continued from Page One) responsible for contacting more than thirty persons. Provision has been made for pay ment of pledges and installments over the five week period or even looger, to suit the convenience of the donor. Donors may also defer payment of the entire amount of the pledge until the end of the drive if they so desire. twiie fmrrirme CHirtvn HEAVY HAULING The W. A. Dickinson Transfer Company is authorised as o common carrier between points and places in the State of Florida of heavy (non-liquid) commodities, which due to their she, weight, or bulk require specialised handling meter equip ment. BY THE FLORIDA RAILROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. W. A. DICKINSON TRANSFER COMPANY, Inc. F.R.R. A P.U. COMM. CERTIFICATE 13S Phene Miami, Long Distance, 69-4562 551 N.W. 71st Street Miami, Florida TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY I BOOK IF MB K HONESTLY. FI ARL ESSAY wm ILI IBM _ imSir m to— MM&tNMMSR ’M r Fox News Cartoon BOX OFFICE OPENS 4 P.M. CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE PHONE 24419 FOR TIME SCHEDULE BOX OFFICE OPEN TILL 9:N PJHL San Carlos Theatre Air (Conditioned i NAVY WILL TAKE (Continued From Page One) for making arrangements with the American Legion. Dances have been scheduled om November the 10th and Uth at 10:08 p. m. and will be free of ad mission. At 10:30 a. m. on November 11, Memorial Services will be held in Bayview Park at the Gold Star Monument. NAVY RELEASES (Continued From Pipe One) an employee holding a tradesman pass it shall be the responsibility of the firm to secure and surrender such pass to the Security Officer. U. S. Naval Station. “In accordance with the provi sions set forth above you are re quested to secure and surrender to the Security Department. U. S. Naval Station, all Tradesmen Pas ses issued to employees of your firm and obtain new applications for re-issuance of the passes.” PLANNING BODY (Continued From Page One) years; Larry Eschen, two years; and Juan Lopez, two years. The commission taels that it has made many strides forward in the years of its service, Frank said. It has achieved the busi ness zoning of Roosevelt Boule vard and has reduced spot zon ing to a minimum. The group has also instituted on the-site investigations by toe com mission and they have instituted public hearings by the commission on controversial issues. In the past, it was often difficult to attain a quorum at planning commission meetings, Frank said, but the outgoing commission has taken its duties seriously and has, with rare exceptions, met regular ly twice monthly. He estimated that the commis sion has handled about 500 cases during the past four years. The public is invited to attend the Monday meeting to hear the proposed corrections on the Master City Planning map. BILL’S LICENSED PAWS SHOP 703 Duval Street MISTER EATTWNY Fur Mate Cars 12 Ms**— m Amp. $ AM Each. M Mss.—lßl Amp* 11.9$ Exdt. 34 Mss—lit Amp. 14.45 Each. 38 Mss.— llf Amp. 18.85 Back. LOG SMITH—III 6 WHITE ST. 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