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Today Was KEY WEST 73* VOL. LXXIV Ne. W First Atomic Sub Will Be Launched Soon “N*utilu M To Be Christened By Mrs. Eisenhower GROTON, Coaa.,—ThsrsTl bes •plash beard 'round th* world made at this Connecticut seaport an January 21. On that day the "USS Nauti les," the werld'a first atemia pewertd submarine, will plunge down the ways e# the ileetrle teat Divisien ef General Dyn mka Cerperatlen ard Into the frigid water* ef the 'fbames Riv er. The “Nautilus” has been under construction at Groton since June 14, IM2 and since then has caught and held the eyes and imagination of people everywhere. The mystery and glamour at tached to this great vessel have added prestige and honors to the United States Navy, to the Atomic Energy Commission, to Electric Boat, and to the Westinghouse Electric Corporation which has built the nuclear power propulsion plant for her. When Mrs. Dwlsht O. Risen hewer smashes the traditlenal battle ef champagne against tha "Nautilus" grew to send the ship Into the river here in east ern Connecticut, history will bo made in more ways than ena. For the "Nautilui,” more than being the first atomic aubmarine in history, is, in fact, the very flbt nueiearpowered means of transport of any kind. Moreover, tyr*. Eisenhower will be the first wife of a President to sponsor a Submarine. Nixonßekxes In Miami On Short Vacation MIAMI ÜB-Vice President Rich ard M. Nixon relaxed here today from his world tour, happy over word that his ailing father no longer was critically ill. Nixon gave autographs, posed for pictures with bystanders and went swimming in file ocean Sun day at Key Biscayne, a colorful island connected with Miami by tfae Riekenbacker Causeway. The island has been developed In the last three years as a resi dential and resort area. Prior to that it was America’s only com mercial coconut plantation, and the thousands of coconut palms give it a South Seas atmosphere. Nixon said he planned to re main at an oceanfront hotel on the island for four or five days, and expects to see the gigantic King Orange jamboree parade New Year's Eve and the Maryland- Oklahoma Orange Bowl football game New Year’s Day. "I’ll root for the best plays on both sides. I wish both teams (Continued On Page Two) Aid Application Acceptance Has Been Postponed ORLANDO (A—Charles O. An drews, chairman of the State Wel fare Board, today said acceptance •f applications for aid to perma nently . and totally disabled per sons has been postponed indefi nitely. Andrews said funds to finance fee program, set up by the 1953 Legislature, are impounded in the litigation over the additional tax levied on dog tracks. He said a case testing the con stitutionality of the tax is now be fore the Florida Supreme Court but added the court recessed for the Christmas holidays before fil ing an opinion. Therefore, he said, no steps will be taken to put the program into (Continued On Page Two) Tickets Note On Sale at ELKS CLUB, 551 313 DUVAL STREET New Year's Eve DANCE and Floor Show 2>l)c Krtj RJrst (ttififen “Prodigal Son 99 Addresses Conch* P P V Wf HTy, # Jpn I MM*"* .Jt ♦ Jr _A; 1 a s t gfjrjJ^^L V“ ** MIAMI MAYOR ABE ARONOVITZ, (standing) addresses Urge group of Key Westers at luncheon on his honor at Raul’s Restaurant, Saturday. Aronovitz, a native Key Wester, returned to scene of his boyhood, along with several other "Concha” for opening of Key West Kennel Club, with which he is connected. Shown with him are, from the left: Rear Admiral George C. Towner, Key West Mayor C. B. Harvey and Ramon Navarro, local automobile dealer.—Citizen Staff Photo. Julio Cabanas, Jr., Is Re-Elected G To Post As San Carlos President 43 Persons Are Saved From Icy Sea Dramatic Rescue Is Made Alter Swedish Vessel Splits Amidship NEW YORK (fIP) —Rescue ships plucked the last of 43 persons from open lifeboats on icy, wind-lashed North Atlantic seas yesterday, hours after the survivors’ freighter had split in two. The dramatic rescue operations hampered by a heavy sea, were completed by the U. S. Military Sea Transport ship Bluejacket and the Finnish freighter Orion. Both ships then continued toward their European destinations. But the Bluejacket went only about IS miles before huge waves made it pull up to ride out the storm. “Hove to due to mountainous seas and severe storm,” the ship port Service in New York. The Bluejacket was first on the scene after the Swedish freighter Oklahoma sent out distress signals. The American vessel took 36 of the survivors aboard and reported all were in good condition. The seven on the Orion could (Continued On Page Two) Swedish Freighter Which Cracked Up In Atlantic U|L$S IfH H fcSfc,&.,V' THIS RADIOPHOTO is a stock picture of the Swedish freighter Oklahoma which cracked apart Saturday night 375 miles northeast of St Johns, Newfoundland. Ail 43 persons aboard were rescued from the icy and stormy Atlantic, 36 by the U.S. naval cargo ship Bluejacket and seven by the Finnish fieighter, Orion.—((JP) Wirephoto via radio from London) Opening This Week "LIGHTING UP KEY WEST" Nail Saunders Announces Complete Neon Sign Sendee Making It A Complete Advertising Service HI? EATON STREET TELEPHONE 3 6813 THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.S.A. COMMISSION SETS SPECIAL MEETING A special meeting ef the city eomr ,i**U ha* Bc.~ a : !SSflß|fi Tueeday at 4tJf p* m„ it was —•—— - - ----- SjkjJay BylirvUnCVv Purpose ef the meeting, it Wes seM, is to consider bids for the remodelling ef the iHy hall. Rumors that e meeting ef the city's "decency committee" will follow the commission ses sion could not bo confirmed. The panel, investigating vice in the city, has promised former city commissioner Louis M. J. Eisner that they will give him e public hearing in the near future. Radio Amateurs To Hear Expert The Key West Amateur Radio Club, has announced that on Tues day, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p. m. t Mr. |A. L. Budlong. (WIBUD) general manager of the American Radio Relay League and nationally known speaker of amateur affairs will be the guest of the Key West Radio Amateur Club. The American Radio Relay Lea gue is the national headquarters (Continued On Page Two) A-La-Colonia Cabana y sns Desendienies LA DIRECTIVA OFICIAL Del Club San Carlos Feticita y Lee De Lee Mas Espresives Gracias. Por su Eetupenda Cooperacion ea las Elecienes del Domingo Pasado —GRACIAS - GRACIAS - GRACIAS A TODOS. La Directive! Oficial KEY WEST. FLORIDA, MONOAY. DECEMBER , TOl ‘Official Party 9 Sweeps Election Here On Sumdmw n• A five man elaV of of ficers, led by incumbent president Julio Cabanas, Jr., was swept back into office Sunday to guide the San Carlos Institute through the coming year. In addition, 14 members of the Institute’s Board of Directors, were named to serve the 82-year-old Cuban- American patriotic and cul tural organization for anoth er term. Re-elected to serve with Cabanas, are: vice president Juan Lopez, recording secre tary Ismael Negrin, Jr., cor responding secretary Jose Villar and treasurer Frank Varela. The directors include Evelio Ca ibot, Ismael Garcia. Jose P. Fer nandez, Sergio Hernandez, En rique Cabanas, Nestor Dole, Man uel Fernandez, Argelio Alvarez, I Jose del Valle, Oscar Cuervo, Ben jamin Fernandez, Ramon Ybar ;mea, Frank Hernandez, and Gab (Continued On Pag* Two) Miami Mayor Aronovitz, Native Key Wester, Honored At Luncheon; Lashes Out At Bad Representatives Bowen Favors Pay-As-You-Go Plan For Gty Improvements COBO SAYS HE'LL ANSWER CHARGES City Cemmissiener Della Ca bo, who was named By cruaad ing police officer Bill Gibb at one of the two city officals who attended an early morning mooting in a Duval Street res taurant last April, which alleg edly resulted in Gibb's transfer to another beat, said today that he will issue e statement in connection with the accusation at the next city commission meeting. Cobo, who was at the bedside ef a serious ill niece at the time the charges were hurled, said that they were "complete* ly false" and that his state ment would clarify tha matter. The other man named, form* ar-commissioner Louis M. J. Eisner, has askad to appaar be fore a public meeting ef tha city's "decency committee" e clear his name. Gibb was suspended last week for "conduct unbecoming on of ficer- Big Three May Press For Big Four Meeting Russia May Be Trying To Lessen Chance Of France Joining The EDC By EDMOND LEBRITON WASHINGTON OC—The United States, Britain and France are con sidering their reply to a Soviet proposal for postponement of a Big Four foreign ministers’ con ference, amid signs they will agree to the delay and keep pressing for the meeting. The State Department indicated this is the U. S. attitude, even though it implied the Russians might be maneuvering to lessen the chances of France joining the European Defense Community (EDC). A British Foreign Office spokes man expressed confidence the three Western powers, which had proposed Jan. 4 for a meeting in Berlin, would accept the Russian counter suggestion that it be held Jan. 25 or later. French official sources said only that the note Russia sent the three Saturday would have to be studied carefully. But in Bonn yesterday Chancel lor Konrad Adenauer of West Ger many, whose future would be high among the subjects discussed at any Big Four meeting, predicted the proposal would be accepted. And the Soviets, in a broadcast yesterday that could be a prop aganda prelude to the conference, blasted away again at the Western plan for free all-German elections. Moscow radio, heard in London, aired an article from the official publication Izvestia saying “false talk about Tree elections’ is needed by the Adenauer clique and its patrons to screen their endeavor to get full control of Germany for their aggressive aims.” The Izvestia article repeated the Russian idea of East and West German Parliaments joining in a temporary all-German government to supervise elections—a plan which the West says offers no guarantee of freedom in the East (Continued On Pago Two) Key West Blinds STRUNK LUMBER 12# SI MONTON, near Ceca-Cele Cite* Need For New Gty Hall In His Report For November Finance Director Craig Bowen has told the City Officials in his financial report covering the month of November that the he favors a pay-as-you-go plan for financing any capital improvements that the city may embark upon in the fu ture. "The subject of municipal cap ital improvements has been force fully thrust upon us by the recent rapid physical deterioration of the city hall. Those of us who work in city hall are aware also of the fact that in addition to the physi cal condition of the building, ad ditional space is sorely needed for the purpose of improving work ef ficiency,” be said in his report Bowan added that a time and motion export would become "neurotic' if ho attempted to eliminate time wasted in foot steps alone duo to the depart mental arrangements end lay outs. "Much talk has been going a round about bow a city hall and other capital improvements could be financed,” he continued. "There are. of course, numerous ways, aach of which have certain ad vantages as wall as disadvantg es.” "The main disadvantage in any case, is that it costs money,” he pointed out candidly. "Starting from that premise, the problem re solves itself Into deciding which method will most expeditiously and painlessly raise the necessary funds.” He pointed out two basic con cepts of financing which he said should be taken Into consideration: 1. Spread the cost over as wide a base possible so that no one has to carry more than his proportion ate share oi the load. 2. Financing should be done over as short a period of Ume as pos sible to save on high interest charges. "I personally prefer a pay-as you-go plan so that interest charges can be eliminated entirely,” said Bowen. The city has already received bids on the removal of the city hall tower in the wake of reports that it is in imminent danger of toppling. Bowen also reported to the com (Continued on Page Two) Federal Funds Repay County r- — — • - !? r ’ill i*,.. 9 , %■ 1 r-if- - : -^9 It’ ' 1 SHERIFF JOHN SPOTTSWOOD (standing) hands $3,104.22 check to Earl Adams, county clerk. Check is from U.S. Gov ernment for Federal Matching Fund Program. The sum re pays the county almost ope-half of the amount the county •pent to install a two-way radio system for the sheriffs de partment. Luncheon Televised By WTVJ; Key West Way Of Life Commended Key Westers and former Key Westers Saturday aft ernoon, at Raul’s, paid honor to a local boy who made good in the ‘big city’. Abe Aronovitz, the son of a Key West pioneer merchant took the praise with the humility that is characteristic of him. , The Miami mayor and the other ex-Key Westers all told of the pleasure to have lived in a city like Key West where snobbishness and caste system were non existent No Accidents Mar County Record While Americans in other parts ef the country wore kill ing themselves with automo biles, Monroe County racked up a perfect record—no traffic fatalities. In fact, th* Stat* Highway Patrol had no accidents to re port sinco 2: if p. m. last Thursday and that was not a fatality. Tha recerd was still perfect at naan today. Holiday Takes Toll Of 681 By THB ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents took at least 681 lives during the nation’s Christmas holi day weekend. Leading the death parade for the 78-hour weekend beginning Thurs day at 6 p.m. (local time) and ending Sunday midnight were 495 traffic fatalities. Another 76 per sons died in fires and miscel laneous accidents caused 110 deaths. Belated reports were expected to swell the figures and the 510 traffic deaths estimated by the Na tional Safety Council remained within possibility. By early Sunday the traffic toll was moving at a rate of seven deaths an hour and experts feared the final figure would exceed the three-day record of 545 deaths set in 1950 and possibly that of 1952 when 556 traffic deaths resulted in a four-day period. The toll by states (traffic, fire, miscellaneous): Alabama 14 38; Arizona 6 0 0; Arkansas 6 2 2; California 41 4 13; Colorado 2 0 0; Connecticut 8 11; Delaware 2 0 0; Florida 12 0 11; Ga. 19 0 0; Idaho 1 0 2; Illinois 26 2 2; Indiana 12 0 4; lowa 13 0 0; (Continued on Page Two) mm ■uaamumHHgßaßHi For Quick Communication. Ust CLASSIFIED Adel You 11 reach buyers and sellers— tenants or workers . . Just DIAL 2-5661 or 2-5662. MICE FIVE CENTS Said Aronovitz: "We in government must be humble, and when we have positions to fill or pen sions to be awarded, we must not take the attitude that we are giving something, or have a man because of eco nomic necessity beg it of us. When you find a representa tive like that, you must ‘stamp him out*. Some of these representatives think that God Almighty had an notated them to hand out jobs. You must ‘stamp a man like this out’ because this fil thy understandment of gov. eminent can only bring hav oc. t “When we feel qualified to sepw, we mutt give of ourselves like soldiers on the battlefield. What ia two-years or four years st?rvice of a man's life in return for what this country had done for him. “As we look back today, we get one of the greatest and most beau tiful of rewards, memories. Key West has many distinction! one of which is that it organized the aec ond Boy Scout troop in the United States. And that brings back to me a memory of a trip to Fort Myers ; that we scouts made. It was a Sunday and Charles Sands our scoutmaster asked who wanted to ,go to church. We had been quart ered with some cattle, and aome hands went up just to get out of the surroundings. But one hand didn’t go up. That hand was Mit chell Wolfson’s. When they asked him why be didn’t want to go to church, he said T want to go to a synagogue’. That’s what I mean about a person practicing his re ligion aa he sees it.”^ Mayor C. B. Harvey waa the principal speaker from Key West and his Honor told of the progress that had come to Key West in the past yegrs. He related the time of the great fire in Key West when the city’s ordy fire-equipment waa in New York being repaired. He was asked why the equipment wasn’t sent to Miami for repair!. The Mayor aaid that couldn’t be done because Miami was then a little Seminole Indian village. The Mayor introduced all the Key Westers present including the working press, and at the and of the affair which waa televised handed out small Conch shells saving the “Biggest conch of them all for the Biggest Conch of AO,** Abe Aronovitz. Host of the affair was Business man Dan Navarro. He was given a rising vote of thanks for having initiated the affair which may be come an annual one. Other* who spoke were: Joe Plummer, Miami attorney and member of Dade County's school board: “It ia a pleasure 8e always meet the former people I lived with as a boy, and grew we with.” Ernest Roberts, Miami attorney and sucessful businessman: "Whew, ever I talk about Key West, a tf (Continues On Paige Two) NOTICK! NOTICII Red Lion Cab HAS CHANGED HANDS AND IS NOW CITY CAB Set. Since 1928 Telephone 2-9450 (ed) O. CAMPO, Owner.