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BY THB CITIZKN
L Mere Hotels and Apartments.
1 Beach sod Bathing Pivfika.
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4, Consolidation of County end Chy Governments.
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STEVENSON ON THE FREE PRESS
4 Adlai E. Stevenson, speaking recently in New York,
called attention to the fact that the freedom of the in
dividual in this country is the key to progress in these
troubled times. Expressing his belief that the United
States would continue to lead the way to a better life for
its people, the defeated Democratic candidate of 1952
"But reason will not triumph unless the mind is free.
The struggle of our times is a struggle to preserve in
tegrity and creativity of the free mind. It has many ene
mies. The most menacing of these foes have been the
annihalistic political system, like facism, nazism and
communism—the secular fanaticsms of our time.”
The theme expressed by Stevenson is one which
Americans must hold dear to their hearts if intellectual
achievements are to bring continuing progress in the
various fields. Our citizens must be able to speak free
ly, read freely, organize freely, so long as this activity
does not violate the Constitution.
Throughout the history of man, the rate of progress
achieved by various races is in direct proportion to the
amount of individual liberty and freedom existing among
them. As long as the average American is free to read
what he pleases, listen to whom he pleases, travel freely,
speak his mind and enjoy access to all sources of enter
tainment, news and propaganda he desires, communism
will make no significant gain in the United States.
AIR COACH TRAVEL UP
Airline officials say prospects for 1954 travel vol
is continuing to increase rapidly and that the lower fares
of air coach travel are fast making that mode of travel
acceptable to the masses. Air coach fares average about
thirty per cent cheaper than standard air fares.
There is little difference in the so-called coach trav
el and first-class travel on the major airlines. With
coach travel tickets, one is not furnished meals and other
frills of the trip provided standard fare travelers. On
the other hand, schedules are often just as good and air
craft are usually comparable on both runs.
. Air line officials say prospects for 1954 travel vol
ume are good and that a hundred per cent growth in
volume is expected by 1950. Most of this increase is
expected to be in the air-coach bracket. Willis B. Lips
comb, traffic and sales vice-president of Pan-American
Airways, predicts that by 1960 tourist fare passengers
will comprise three-fourths of the volume of air travel
across the Atlantic. Other lines expect to increase their
percentage of air-coach travel by similiar percentages.
We wonder where the isolationist sentiment of the
thirties has gone.
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Visit To Spain
Judge Lopez Tells Of His Summer In Europe
Iditer's Nets: Judge Aquiline
Lopez, Jr., of Circuit Court, and
his wife, Lillian, visited Eurepe
last summer. Meny ef the judge's
out-of-town friends hove enjoyed
reeding a letter describing his
The Citizen is printing en In
stallment of the letter daily dur
ing the week. This is the fifth
On Friday morning, wo went for
a tour of Barcelona visiting the
Town Hall, the Provincial Council
Chamber, the Gothic Quarter, the
Cathedral, the Spanish village, the
Church of the Holy Trinity and
then saw the most important parks
in the City. Barcelona is a very
cosmopolitan city and it is per
haps the most important commer
cial - industrial city in Spain and
it is very modern. The streets are
very wide and the center of the
town seems to be very well kept.
Many of the buildings are very
modern but one finds from time to
time an old church or home in be
tween which make it picturesque.
On Friday night, we left Bar
celona for Madrid by sleeper and
arrived In Madrid at 10:00 a. m.
on Saturday morning where we
went to visit my father and moth
er who had arrived from Key West
the day previous. We then went to
the Hotel Emperador where we
stayed. We remained in Madrid on
Saturday and Sunday and also
Monday visiting throughout the Ci
Madrid has become a tourist cen
ter of major importance in Europe
as the city has an irrestible ap
peal to the visitor. At the present
time, it is well equipped with ho
tels to suit all and possesses a
mong other things the privilege of
living for weeks throughout the
year under blue sky. It is a city
with fine avenues and houses and
an old quarter of great charm.
Madrid has many museums of
great interest Including El Prado
museum, considered one of the
outstanding museums of the world.
Madrid is the most representative
city in Spain for its inhabitants
come from all parts of the coun
Within an hour’s drive from the
center of Madrid, more or less,
you can reach Aranjuez with its
eighteenth century palace and love
ly gardens, Toledo, a city of un
limited interest for the lover of
art, history and romance, and El
Eteorial, the Eighth Wonder of the
World, with its famous monastery.
Also, in less than two hours, you
can reach .Avila or Segovia by
road or by electric train. These
two cities are full of interest as
is the scenery along the road.
Tuesday morning the 23rd, we
left on a tour which was to last
eight days. We left Madrid early
in the morning and went through;
the most important parts of the
city end also through the oldest
district of the city. We arrived!
about two hours later at Arinjuer
which was founded by Phillip n.
The palace contains incalculable;
treasures in pictures and other
works of art and has wonderful
Up until 1722 Arinjuer was reser-!
ved as a residence for members
of the roya) family but afterwards
a town was planned which resulted
in the present Aranjuez. The coun
try is very fertile and the straw
berries grown in this section are
very famous. From there we tra-j
vailed North passing thousands of
acres of wheat fields which can be
bean all through this section. The;
climate is very hot and, as a mat-|
ter of fact, the temperature was
We arrived at approximately;
1:30 at Manzanares at a tourist
motel operated by the tourist com-j
mission and had lunch here. From!
there we travelled to Cordoba \
where we arrived in the afternooh
after passing through many old
towns which were built several
Cordoba is a favorite stopping
place for foreigners visiting Spain.
It has been very important in Span
ish history and reached its great
est renown during the Arab dom
ination, when it was a Caliphate
during the most splendid period of
: that rule. In the Jewish quarter
which has the charm of the past
in its streets and patios, we saw
a welf preserved Arab gateway
which existed in the walls which
surrounded the City giving access
to this quarter. We also visited
the synagogue, the remains of ao
ancient Hebrew Church of great
Mosque of Cordoba
Cordoba is better known on ac
count of its ancient Mosque, now
a Cathedral, which was built in the
year 785. When the city was con
quered by King Ferdinand in 1236,
he consecrated the Mosque as the
Cathedral and from then on, it was
used for Catholic worship. Thus
the labor of several centuries has
made this Cathedral an extraordi
nary building in which pure Ara
bian, Greco-Roman, Ogival and
Renaissance styles co-exist. The
Arabian portion is the most re
The true Mosque which consists
of nineteen naves transversed by
twenty-one narrower naves upheld
by more than one thousand pillars
and everyone of the capitals of
these pillars is different. Near one
of the doorr is the Belfry Tower
constructed pn the site of the Old
Mineret built in 1593, and the Ca
thedral sacristy has among other
treasures a golden chalice by Ben
venuto Cellini and many silver
crosses and treasures.
From the Mosque, we went to
see a Roman bridge over the Gua
dalquevir River. In different parts
of the city, we saw museums and
many old buildings. Cordoba had
many fascinating corners which
are very interesting to see and nar
row streets which are very pic
turesque. After lunch, we left for
! Seville, arriving there late in the
( In Seville, we went to the Ca
thedral built on the site of the for
:mer Mosque. It is one of the most
beautiful and famous churches in
Chistendom, in the Gothic style,
Arabic and Plateresque. There we
saw the royal chapel and the Ca-i
thedral treasury which contains
many rich ornaments, vestments,
'all kinds of jewels, gold .and pre
vious stones. Throughout the sac-j
red edifice, we could admire pic-i
tures of Murillo, El Greco. Goya,
Zurbaran and many others. We
'then visited the celebrated Giraldo
Tower, the finest work of art left
Ibehind by the Arabs. It was the
’Mineret of the old Mosque in thej
| From the Cathedral, we visited'
through *the Alcazar erected on the
site of the former Sultan’s resi
dence. Its construction was direct-!
ed by Moorish architects snd lar-s
gely reproduces. the charm of the
Alhambra and in the halls
| gardens is the genius of harmony.
The second floor of the Alcazar
was used by the royal family for
many years as a residence when
they visited Seville and at the pre
sent time Franco also lives there
with his family when he goes to
Seville. The gardens are beautiful
and original in their layout.
During the afternoon, we visited
the beautiful park of Maria Luisa
I with the stands of the Bero-Ameri
can exhibition including palaces
and pavilions, walks and pools with
a great variety of trees and flow
ers. We, also saw many monuments
and then we went to see the
Church of the Virgin of Macarena.
This Virgin is venerated, loved and
admired by the Sevillanos and es
pecially by the gypsies.
We left Sevilla Friday, June 26th
in the morning for Algeciras. We
had lunch at Jerez, one of the most
I beautiful of the Andalusian towns
with its wide streets shaded by or
ange trees and psalms, its houses
whose low railings are adorned
with flowers in pots and its nar
row winding lanes which still show
traces of the Moorish past. A large
number of the Andalusian nobility
live here and it has a typical
Spanish atmosphere. The world
fame of Jerez is not due to this,
■it is due to its wines. We visited
the Gonzales Byass winery where
we were shown throughout the
After lunch, we left for Algeci
! ros passing through Cadiz. Just be
jfore we arrived at Algeciros, we
passed thfough the town of Tari*
fa from where one can see the
African coast right across the Med
iterranean. The waters of the Med
iterranean were beautiful. From
the hotel in Algeciros, we were
able to see the Rock of Gibraltar.
Tour of Giibraltar
Saturday morning, Lillian, Curry
and I went by taxi for a morning
tour of Giibraltar. We say the Rock
went into some of the tunnels and
visited the different quarters of the
[City of Gibraltar. The night be
fore at Algeciros, I had met an
officer who was stationed in Key
West during the war and who liv
ed near my home. He invited us
to visit him on his ship which was
an oil tanker refueling some of the
American ships in the harbor.
When we arrived at the Navy base,
,we found that the ship was just
pulling out of the dock and was to
anchor in the bay.
We left Algeciros that afternoon
for Malaga travelling along the!
Mediterranean. We were very im- 1
pressed by the different trees that’
grow along the Mediterranean and
also by the seacoast. We found that
[there are many tropical trees,
flowers, plants, etc. all along the
Mediterranean and were also able
to see thousands upon thousands
of cork trees. All through South-,
jern Malaga, we could see millions
and millions of olive trees but
around Malaga, there is little dif
Around Malaga which is famous
for its wines, grapes and-figs, are!
also many tropical plants. Asa 1
matter of fact, it is said that to- i
bacco grows quite well around this!
section. The port of Malaga is one,
of the most interesting on the Med
iterranean coasts and ships of all
nations can be see there.
; Malaga was founded by the Pho
enicians, later became a Roman
City and then an Arabian city un
til in 1487 when it was taken by
the Spanish Kingdom. Sunday mor
ning. we visited the cathedral
which was begun in 1582 and
which contained precious works of!
.art such as choir stalls, chapeis
and many pictures by many artists.
We also visited the Alcazaba which
was an Arabian fortress. This fort
ress contained one hundred and
A MAN IN THE HOUSE
Bu Florence Stuart
J as ■
JANE said, when she had fln-
J ished her little story: “Aunt
Mae says it’s all over town about
Carl being seen in Washington
with that girL Bad you heard
about it. Teas?- ‘
1 had heard it," Teas said. She
sat on the studio oouch. one
slacked leg tucked under her.
Scowling thoughtfully, she lit a
cigarette. "I didn't tell you be
cause 1 didn't consider it worth
telling. I can think up a dozen
good and perfectly innocent rea
sons why he might have been
having dinner with one of his
. “So can L" Jane agreed. “Still.
I can think up a couple that
wouldn’t be so innocent, too."
“Oh, sure, if you want to go In
for an orgy of tormenting your
self- I think your Aunt Mae had
a lot of nerve, peddling the story
to you. What’s she doing, trying
to make trouble?"
“I don’t think so. She felt that
I ought to know—for my own
good and self-protection."
I‘esa made a wry grimace.
"Heaven deliver me from people
who come bearing gossip for my
own good. Excuse me for saying
it, honey, but I think it would
have been much kinder if your
Aunt Mae had kept her trap
■hut And if that sounds harsh
—well, why shouldn’t I have some
fairly nigged ideas on the subject
of gossip? Fm the little expert
on the harm it can do. If it hadn’t
been for all the careless talk that
ran like wildfire around this
town, I figure Barney and I would
still be living together."
Jane saw the tears before Tess
managed to squeeze them back.
“Hold on to your man if you love
him," Tess said unsteadily. “Don’t
let a lot of long-tongued med
dling matties rip things apart for
DENVER UP)—Police cruising in
a Denver residential area saw
James Finnegan, 46, rummaging
through the trunk of a car. He
had a pair of rubber boots and
some overshoes in his hand.
Police checked ownership of the
car. If belonged to a fellow pa
trolman. Finnegan is in jail.
ten towers and three rings of ram
parts, beautiful gardens and baths.
Today there are only just a few
remains of these.
Through The Mountains
We left Malaga right after lunch
and travelled to Granada along
many mountains. Asa matter of
fact, at one of the places the al
titude is 3500 feet where we get a
magnificent view looking towards
the Mediterranean. We also pass
ed the village of Santa Fe through
a handsome gateway where we
found ourselves in what used to be
the royal encampment of Ferdi
nand and Isabel during the selge
of Granada. Here Christopher Col
umbus came to tell the King and
Queen of his plans for discovering
a shorter route to the Indies which
led to the discovery of America.
We arrived at Granada late that
afternoon. On Monday morning we
started on a tour of the famous
Alhambra. The portico is a huge
Arabian archway with a handcarv
ing above it symbolizing the doc
trine of Mahomet. Having crossed
the barbican (a low stone wall)
we went along a narrow lane to
an esplanade where stands the
Place of Charles V.
Despite its sumptuousness and
architectural merit, this palace is
rather an anachronism in these
surroundings. We went through a
severely simple gateway entering
the Moorish Palace by the way of
the Patio de la Alberca. This Pa
tio has a marbled tile floor and in
the center a pool hedged with ros
es. Entering through the front wing
one reaches the famous Court of
the Lions. The fountain in the cen
ter shows that non-Moorish artists
helped in its construction, since
the Arabs never used statuary.
The architecture is elegant and
distinguished and the peristicles
and arcades of stone filligree sup
\ ported by slender white marble
columns are admirable. We then
visited some of the halls which
were very interesting. We also saw
a Moorish archway which marks;
the entrance to the Hall of the!
Ambassadors which still bss vesti
ges of its old magnificence Archi
tect. It is formed by two patios
put together and converted into
rooms for the gardeners who used
to look after this ancient royal re
sidence. The first patio is reached
by a horseshoe archway and is
joined to the second by a gallery
of five arches. In front, it has a
flight of steps snd an artistic nam
ied doorway. The cloister of the
Generelife resembles that of the
Alhambra. It is lovely despite its
mutilations and the plastering of
The Generelife contains many
other patios and halls of such ex
quisite beauty that we felt we
felt we were living in some won
derful story of the “Thousand and
One Nights." Lillian and I visited
the Royal Chapel dating from 1505
in wich we saw the splendid tomb
of Ferdinand and Isabel and their
successors, Phillip and Juans.
There we also saw the scepter, dia
dem and sword by which they gov
• erned and extended their kingdom.
“I know “ Jane said. “And I
do trust Carl Only—"
“Well" Jane said, “if his being
with that girl in Washington was
perfectly innocent, just a casual
accidental meeting, why didn't
he mention it to me?”
Teas shrugged. “Maybe he for
“Oh, no, he didn’t forget When
he came home, he told me a dozen
little details about his trip. But
he never mentioned having had
dinner with Helen Talbot!"
“And,” Jane added, “professors
do get infatuated with their
students. Look, Tess, there’s
something else 1 want to ask you.
And mind. I want the truth, not
a few tactful evasions. You’ve
known me for years. Do you
think I’ve changed since I’ve been
“It’s hard to explain what 1
mean," Jane laughed, “since I
scarcely know myself. Pardon me
for quoting Aunt Mae again—"
“Honestly, honey, Fm beginning
to think you have an Aunt Mae
complex. She pokes ideas at you.
and you stop them up like a
“Yes. I suppose Ida I try not
to, but— Well, anyway, she as
much as said I was turning into
JANE grinned ruefully. "Hie
way to hold one’s husband's in
terest, according to Aunt Mae, is
to become interested in a thou
sand and one things that haven’t
anything to do with your hut
“If you ask me," Tess snapped,
“Aunt Mae is full of little red
ants. Why do you listen to her,
honey? When she starts on me
of her tirades, why don’t you just
close your ears and think about
“Well" Jane reasoned, “now
and again Aunt Mae comes up
with something that makes sense.
The Citizen welcomes expressions ef the views ef Its reoL
ers, but the editor reserves the right to delete any Hems whlsh
•re considered libelous or unwarranted. Tht writers should he
fair and confine the letters to 209 words and write en one side
of the paper only. Signature ef the writer must accompany the
letters and will be published unless requested otherwise.
• A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MR. L P. ARTMAN. Sr.
Editor, The Citizen
Tribute is paid to the loving memory and high
esteem in which Mr. L. P. Artman, Sr., will always be
held by the many residents of our community.
The words, “To know him was to love him” may not
frequently be expressed about men who by their pro
fession or trade constantly serve a demanding public.
However, I find myself saying this about the late Mr.
Artman. There never was an occasion ''that I called at
the Key West Citizen for a fraternal or philanthropic
purpose that the Editor Mr. L. P. Artman did not grant
the approval sought. It was an inspiration to talk with
him because like the late Will Rogers, one’s contact with
Mr. Artman enriched that person’s life because of thi
various lessons of life which he would re-count fbr you.
This tribute, I know, is shared with ma by many.
Two wonderful examples of the esteem in which' Mr.
Artman was endeared by his public were brought to
light when at his funeral, not one, but two outstanding
women leaders came to me after Mr. Artman’s funeral
and both said (Almost to the letter but at different
times), “I have been very ill with a virus but I simply had
to get out of bed to attend Mr. Artman’s funeral. Mr.
Artman was always cooperative when I visited The Key
West Citizen in search of publicity 4o r our organization,
and, I had to pay the tribute to him which he ao richly
deserved and he earned on earth.”
May these thoughts which we share help lighten the
anguish of his family over the loss of one who has gone
before us “to prepare a home for us”.
WILHELMINA G. HARVEY
Mindszenty Aide Resumes Duties
JACKSONVILLE iff— Influenza
apparently is on an increase in
Florida this winter, the State
Board of Health said Wednesday.
The board gets an index §f the
prevalence of the disease from
leases reported although these are
only a small number of the total
'cases, explained Dr. L. L. Parks,
director of the Bureau of Preventr
i In 1953, 1,405 esses were report
ed by doctors to the board com
pared with only 213 for 1952. Fur
thermore, last year 205 persons
died of flu, 90 more than the year
Not much is known about pre
vention and cure of influenza and
r its cousin, the common cold. They
'are caused by a variety of orgsn
| isms or viruses, and there are
vaccines for only two of them.
DENVER OP—R. A. Wright, as
sistant principal at East Denver
High School, complained to police!
' here that someone rattled off
with the school biology depart
ment’s brand new skeleton,
j Make no bones about it, he in
formed officers, the school wants
its skeleton back. The frightening
! figure set East High back $225 only
'a few weeks ago.
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Its been done, you know, If
smarter gals than mo. We waver
°H rse * v ** •* othexs see w*
and aU that stuff. Look me ever
and tell mm what yew
tiun A Do you see any eigne that
®y tparklfef personality is ffet
swamped with laewtwnrl
Weli maybe a few stge*"
"You do?” Jane said. TMt
Then Aunt Mae wee rigML Fd
totter start doing enmethteg
* dofttmean what Aunt .Mae
meant," Teas nik “Troee wbeee
I “I you’re juat ae attraction as
you were and I can’t iteateat
Carl or any other man. being
borsd with you. I think yoUtre
the one who’s boned, and yom
h * ve £t W* wise to it yat I
shouldn’t wonder but what that to
what this is all about. Un
consciously you're eSteek s t
housework and cooking, Mi
nothing else but. jmucSat aaa
of Carl and so little o< anyone
else. No matter bow much any
woman loves ■ man, aha needs
other people toa Before you were
married, your Ufa wm crammed
with man who ware crazy about
you. with excitement, with fun.
Afterward!, aver zinc* you’ve
£*4 to make do with quiet Bttle
faculty dinners and teas. AD vary
. n ** “and *uitabl. but net vary
thrilling That house to taka cure
ffcua to oat. And of course.
just haven’t found it out yet"
BUDAPEST, Hungary ft l
mprisoned Josef Cardinal Mlndsxen
ty’s former private secretary ha
resumed church office* after NTT*
ing a 4-year prison term.
The Cardinal's aide, the Rev.
Ondras Ztkar, was included on •
list of church appointment* Wed
nesday in Magyar Kurir, official
organ of tho Roman Catbofif
Church in Hungary. The publica
tion disclosed he is now an aMkl
ant parish priest in Budapest
The priest was one of six defend
ants sentenced Along with Minds
zenty in February 1949. The Car*
dinal, convicted of treason a
charges he plotted against the fOV
ernment and traded fas U.S. eu*
rency, was sentenced to life li
prison. Zakar, charged with failure
to report on Mindszenty's activities
was given a six-year term. Later
it was reduced to four yens.
NO MORE NEWSBOYS
PITTSBURG, Kan. UP-For ft*
first time in 24 years, the K. W.
Frank family must depend ipot
i someone outside the family te
bring them their daily newspaper.
Over that 24-year period, liar
Frank boys—Elmer Dean, Robert,
Delbert and Basil—delivered (ha
| Pittsburg Headlight-Sun routes ft
But the no, Bata, celled
it quits this week beesuse of Mea
sure of studies at Pittsburg Stale
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