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Page 4 The Key West Citizen to iZFSiJS** 7 * from *** <*** Building, corner wommi p. AiTMAn iwtw> manager Entered at Key Wot, Florida, u Second Claw Matter TELEPHONE! 14441 and 144 H ***** TfceA—cieSed Prwe-The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to it this paper, and also the local news pttDlifDeu MTt. Member Florida Press Association and Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by carrier), 28c par week; year, H 1410; by mafl, $15.60 ADVERTISING BATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION The Citizen Is an open forum and invites discussion of public issues and subjects of local or general Interest, but it will not publish anonymous communications. IMPROVKMBNTS FOR KBY WIST ADVOCATED BY TH* CI—ZIN 1. Mon Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing pivflion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. FIRST B-52’s IN 1954 Deputy Secretary of Defense Roger M. Kyes dis closed recently that the first production models of the B-52 heavy bomber would be delivered to the Air Force late this year. The Deputy Secretary of Defense made this statement and others while speaking to the Ad-craft Club in Detroit. The most encouraging part of the Defense official's speech, however, was his remark that the new jet heavy bomber would be even faster than the medium jet bomber now in use by the Air Force, the B-47, which is capable of speeds in excess of 650 miles an hour. The Boeing B-52 heavy jet bomber is powered by eight very productive jet engines, each turning out over 10,000 pounds of thrust. It has a wingspan of 185 feet and weighs 3,000,000 pounds. As far as is known, no oth er country has such an aircraft so near completion, or on the production line. Aside from the gratifying news that progress in the production of B-52’s is satisfactory, it continues to amaze us how Americans sell their military secrets to the enemy. It Is nice for the Russians to know just when the B-52 will be delivered, and it is nice for them to know how many B-47's we have—which a recent magazine article told them. This strange American custom of bragging—brag ging on our military developments even before we have completed them—is in striking contrast to the secrecy covering all fields of Russian arms developments. A start ling example of the U. S. policy was pulled off by the Army some time ago, when anew anti-aircraft weapon waa successfully built and tested. Instead of keeping all this secret and quietly setting up manufacture of the weapon, It waa proudly and loudly announced to the world that the Army planned to set up a ring of these defensive weapons around key U. S. cities. It was nice to let the Reds in on our plans, and the suc cess of the tests. Yet at that time we had few of the anti-aircraft weapons. The news about the new heavy bomber is encourag ing. And we do not blame Kyes for airing his report any more than we blame all defense officials and policy makers in general for the lax U. S. military security system. The urge, it seems, for headlines and bragging is just too much for Americans to resist. The Russians should appreciate that quality id us. We suspect few people mourned the passing of the Greenlease killers. In a true democracy there would be no special favors for business, men or institutions. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS t Public ' vehicle A Ado 8. Go by 12. Wondering fear 13. Styli of poetry 14 Poker stake 15. Sow 17. Cushion 19. River . island |O. Repetition 34 Wife of I down S3. Note of the scale IT. Small valley 8. Bill of fare .Writing fluid S3. Vibrating pert of an organ S3. Vended 37. Carol 99. Wheeled vehicle 40. Headliner 41. Move 41 Former Russian emperor 44. Greek letter 45. Detail 47. Cravats 49. Type square 50. Sun god 51. Pale 51 Require 51 Dined 57. Large weight 59. 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A1 /l l Ia \r- HBMI IBM REDS write history LONDON m— Moscow radio says i team of 200 Soviet historians is working on a 10-volume history of the world. “99 River St” Thriller Comes To San Carlos j “99 River Street," fast-moving | suspense thriller of a taxi driver, an actress and a murder frame, opens Thursday at the San Carlos Theatre, with John Payne and Evelyn Keyes marking anew two some in Hollywood romantic cast ings. For Payne, it’s a departure ini characterization yet in the swing of robust, rough and ready man-! of-action tales for which his name is identified. He portrays a pugilist who is beaten on a T. K. 0. knock out in a heavyweight champion' bout and barred from further ring scrimmages. But he never ceases, being a fighter m Ms heart. And comes the day when he has to fight for his life, with fists and brain and cunning. Miss Keys plays Payne's part ner in trapping a murderer alive. It's a role displaying the actress at her sartorial and lively best. "99 River Street," directed by Phil Karisen, who directed Payne ii "Kansas City Confidential," was produced by Edward Small for United Artists release. Robert Smith wrote the story, which is adventure at its most rapid-fire. Brad Dexter, remembered as the villain of "The Asphalt Jun gle," "The Las Vegas Story" and "Macao,” handles the role of the evil-doer, aided by Jay Adler and Jack Lambert. Adler, incidentally, hails from the famous acting Adler family and is the brother of the distinguished Luther and Stella Ad- Ur of the New York stage and Hollywood. Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle and Efeiy Waller are other principals in the story which has a modern New York background. there are fights a-plenty in "99 River Street,” with the windup in the eerie darkness of the water front. Fla. Republicans Like Van Fleet FORT MYERS Re publican leaders have their minds made up that Gen. James A. Van Fleet would be their beet candi date for governor. “Re’s tee one we want, end I think be has a wonderful chance to win," Mrs. Helen lieb, national committeewoman, said. Mrs. lieb and G. Harold Alex ander, state GOP chairman, bad just talked with Van Fleet who was visiting friends here. None of tee three would com ment on what Van Fleet bad to say about it Mrs. Lieb said the retired Eighth Army commander made no com mitment when urged to run but left the way open to another con ference later. “Florida is the greatest state in the Union and it deserves the most efficient admaristraioo,” Van Fleet Mad. *1 intend to do everything I can to advance the welfare and progress of tee state as a private citizen, if not in a political capacity.” Van Fleet has called himself a Southern Democrat who voted for Eisenhower. death for spies AMMAN, Jordan UR—Jordan’s Justice Ministry has drafted s new law providing the death penalty by hanging for pro-Israel spies, Justice Minister Bahjat Talhouny announced here. The maximum penalty has been 15 years im prisonment. A MAN IN THE HOUSE Bq Florence Stuart AP Wi m Chapter 9 VfONDAY waa Carla busk* day. A class at eight-thirty in the morning, another at tea. His meeting with the student counsel at eleven. Three after noon classes. The term having begun so recently, there were still any number of the students, especially among the freshmen, who had not made up their minds about their courses, who wanted to switch to different subjects. They kept coming to Carl, what ever he had a free moment, to ask his advice. It was nearly lire that after noon before Carl had a minute to himself and he found that he was tired, deadly tired. He went into his office, shut the door, and sat down at his desk. For a moment he closed his eyes and passed his hand over the dosed lids. He took several long, deep breaths and tried to relax. He was as tightly wound up as the spring of a watch. If he could relax completely for ten minutes or so, he would feel rested, refreshed. Having relaxed for a few mo ments, he felt less tired. I’d bet ter be getting along home, he thought. Jane might be expecting him a little early. He thought: rfi bet Jane expects me to have for gotten this is our anniversary. She had teased him several times recently about getting ab sent-minded. And perhaps he was. Still, he hadn t forgotten that this was their third weddiag anniversary. He opened his top desk drawer, rummaged under a mass of pa pers, and found the small white jeweler’s box which he had put there It contained a pair of sil ver earrings. Carl opened the box, took out one earring, and laid it in the palm of ms hand. He looked at it thoughtfully. Somehow they hadn’t looked quite like the sort of thing Jane wore. New 3D Maps Tell Solons About Weather ' Ww V It has been * long time al most a year since "This Rock" last appeared. The mistake was in ever stopping jk and now we’re back to stay. There are those who cay 1 am a ‘crusader.* I dielike and deny the title. The aims of this column are merely to improve our hometown by focusing attention on faults major or minor that can and need to be corrected. Personalities are never involved. Police Dept. Perhpas some people might be interested in hearing the writer’s side of the recent Police Dept, fra cas. , . Old readers wdl remember that for over two years, "This Rock" attempted to improve load law en forcement. Well, like a fool who walks where ‘angels fear to tread,’ I transferred into the police and tried to continue with the effort. Boy! Was that a mistake! It takes a cold-blooded, exper ienced politician to fight City Hall on its own grounds. Emotionally I wasn’t capable of the job. During the final month’s fight, (Dec.), I seemed to be facing hundreds of aroused enemies without a friend in sight. This situation wasn’t too bad because it has happened many times while I’ve been writing for The Citizen. However, the final straw came when a so-called "De cency Committee," all of whom I considered my allies allowed itself to stray off on a 'witch hunt' for petty prostitutes instead of sticking to an attempt to improve police conditions. Already sick phy sically, I took a few drinks and was catapulted into Monroe Gen eral Hospital. (Moral: if you can’t drink, leave it alone like I’m going to do from now on!) Conditions Improved The investigating committee and City Manager Vic Lang Ad do some fine work, however. Fm told Revolutionary New Screen Is Used At Strand A revolutionary new Radiant “Astrotite” extra-wida projection screen has been installed in tee Strand Theatre, it was announced by Ygnacto CarbooeU, Manager. This remarkable new acreen gives astounding results on tee new wide screen pictures, as weH as on 3-D and standard type films. AH pictures are shown with notice able increased brightness. . .with ail seats in the theatre equally good. Full color pictures are pro jected with added beauty and rich ness, with a brilliant, ture-tiMife coloring never before seen on any movie screen. The new Astrotite screen is sta ler to the screens being installed Largely because he couldat think what else to get, Carl had decided to buy them. She had, he remembered, a ait of seed pearl earrings she some, times wore in the evemug. They had been her grandmother s. and on Jane they were delicate and lovely. Perhaps it had been a mis take to buy her that scut of gift But he had wanted to get her something personal and his money simply did not run to precious stones or really valuable jewelry. HE was still storing thought fully st the earring, whan the telephone rang, and aa he finished talking over it someone tapped lightly at his office doer. “Come in," Carl said, frowning slightly. He wished that for the rest of the day people would let him alone. He wanted to go home. The door opened. Carl glanced up at the girl who came in and said: “Oh, hello, Helen.- The girl asked: “Have you t minute to spare. Professor Whit tier? There’s something I wanted to ask you. Of course, if you're too terribly busy—* Carl smiled. “Come on to, Helen. I think I can spare a min ute or two. What’s on your mind?* You hardly would have taken Helen Talbot for an honor stu dent, largely because she was so attractive to look at She waa a tall dark girl with a full lush mouth. Her eyes were her most arresting feature. They were so dark they seemed black, and so brilliant they were sometimes de scribed as fiery. She was not beautiful but she was “differ ent”-looking. She sat down in the chair be side Carl’s desk. She said softly: “1 want to thank you again for the pleasant evening in Washing ton. Professor.” Carl smiled. “Don’t mention it I enjoyed it too. I dislike going to the theater alone. It waa nice This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb that morale is up 100 per cent in the Police Dept, and much of the undercover corruptness within our town has been exposed to where it can be bandied. In many ways. Chief Kemp was a fine man. Quite often, he tried to help me. However, these is no use denying that the Police Dept was becoming stagnated in the op inion of quite a few of its mem bers. Some of the finest young men in Key Wert are on the Force sum! they deserve the right to in stitute new ideas. "This Rock" commends former Chief Kemp for bis 30 years service to the City of Key Wert and it also feels that be made a wise move by stepping aside at the present time. Day end Night Probably only the police realize the difference between day and night in Key West Between mid night and dawn, there are charac ters walking the street who couldn’t be found for love or money during the day. These are the guys that lew enforcement officers learn to watch. Lately, however, there has been a slight change in the picture. Un desirables from Tampa may be seen strolling around at any hour of the day. It is an unhealthy sign because Tampa controls the crime syndicates of the South. Key West, experiencing its wealthiest boom, is going to have to be on Ms toes to prevent an invasaoo of these out side mobsters. In Closing Before putting e -30- to this first column, may I explain to new readers the meaning of fee title? "This Rock" means "This Is land." There is no implication of having a secret weapon which we are gang to throw at someone. Key Wert has often been celled "The Old Rock" and that is how the heading originated, "This Rock of Ours.” It's good to be back with you folks. Until tomorrow. , . to tee amt modem American teen-' ten, according to Mr. CarbcodL K is one more step toward to tee program that is revolutionizing the motion picture industry. The new screen at the Strand is 38 x 14 feet wide. This is the lar gest screen toataied to Key West Astrotite Screens are made by tee Radiant Manufacturing Corpora tion of Chicago, tee worid 1 * lar gest projection ‘ acreen manufac turer. McCarthy to stcak DALLAS, Tex. (JV-sen. McCar thy (R-Wis) has accepted an in vitation to speak here Feb. 11 at a Lincoln Day banquet PI to have yon srrnmpty an ■' was lucky you came ateng at jltt the psychological momant, too. to help me wlirt them earrings. He touched the small square bon. “Like many a man. In pretty dumb as to a woman’s taste to such things. Loft to myself.* ho grinned. “1 darssay I would h#vo selected sn old fashioned snuff box for my wife, or soaaalhing equally ridiculous.* Helen laughed throattly. “You’d better not tell your wife I helped you select those linings* too said. a “Why not?" w Helen shrugged. *T donna, flbo might not likeit Wives are fuany that way. Or so I’ve hoard.* Cart laughed oat "You toil ■man you imagine sba’d be jealous? Jane?* Ho toughed again. Urn suggestion stnsekbfei as highly preposterous. Jsu wasn’t the jealous typo, ink coed ness Helen was atm smiling to ton. "Did you tell Mrs. Whittier what a nice evening wo had?* tot said. , Carl looked confused. It hadn't ho told himself, acemed important enough to mention. But ha wuldn’t very well aay that to Helen. You never know what cragy ideas these still adolescent college girls might get into their heads. Helen might imagine that he attached some clandestine Sig nificance to that evening. And that notion was aa absurd he wanted to laugh. He didn't like himeelf any tea well when he heard himself my iag the words: “Look, Helen.* He gave her a wry grin. “I haven't mentioned to Jane that I ran into Eu in Washington. No ransoa-it it slipped my mind—but if you ppen to see her. maybe it would be a good idea if yon didn’t aay anything about it” Helen looked at him for 1 mo ment and then she smiled. “Oh. sure," she said. “I get it Don’t worry. I won’t apOl the been." ’ By CHARLIS I*. BARRITT WASHINGTON ill-The govern ment has installed new 3D maps to tell a congressman everything about the weather except how po litical winds are blowing la his home town. ! A dedication service was held yesterday for the elaborate multi ! colored weather maps just off the floor of the House end Senate. Rain, snow or shine, two Weath er Bureau euorts show up tt # a.m. every day to fill the Igg glass panels with red, yellow, white end green symbols which portray the weather Iran Maxiio to Canada. - 5‘ It takes them three hours, Mt when they ere through n congress man can tell the tempers tore Jn his home town-plus wind direc tion, precipitation, atmospheric pressure and so on. George Winthrop, head of the Weather Bureau’s daily map unit, said it was "pure ‘coincidence’’ to day’s ceremony coincided with the worst snow and sleet storm of the season. Can n congressman decipher all those waving lines, arrows tad other marks? "You’d be surprised,” Winthrop said. "Many congressmen are bet ter meteorologists than the people who make the maps. They are keenly interested in the weather here and back home. They can malm their own forecasts." The weather bureau has had all glass map cases since 1903, but they included weather stations which had been closed for II years. As for the three-dimensional ef fect, that was obtained by laying out three layers of glass, each with its own symbols. Winthrop called it "lamination" on n “deli cately grained glass surface.” That makes it easier for a con gressman to distinguish an oc cluded front from a high pros sura area. NEWSMAN CLEARED VALPARAISO. (Me, (ll—An ap peals court has declared Alfredo Silva Carvallo, general manager of the newspaper La Union, not guilty of charges of disrespect to ward President Carlo* Ibanez 44 Campo and other government lead ers. Silva Carvallo was arrested lari August for publishing speeches In Congress by several opposition con gressmen. Slingshot Trouble BALTIMORE OR— An East BaW more neighborhood was plagued recently by an outbreak of braise Bouse windows, plate glass store windows and street taupe. Investigating police apprehend* three boys carrying slingshots. Yesterday grocer Stand Veldts, 54, was held in $166 bail on s charge of telling a slingshot to an U-yesr-old boy. Voklin pleaded to* wwt Jfe rig of Carthage was Rand- B. C. and eras first destroyed bp tee Romans to 141 B. C. \n\n NOTAS CUBANAS Pee RAOUL ALPIZAIt POYO REPASO HISTORICO Hay un principio biológico de superación, que rige en todo ser viviente y que, actuando en las especies humanas, llega a producir notables adelantos en todos tos órdenes. Suele a veces, extraviarse un tanto el mencionado principio, pero lo normal, lo lógico, es que esté seguido de una superación, que alcanza en ocasiones,, ¡danos elevados. Un pensamiento profundo, era tenido en HERMES, nos dice "que ti se piensa bien, ya que el pensa miento os slompro ontorior o la acción, no so puado ontoncos obrar mal". Este aforismo, come todo lo concebido por el cerebro humano tiene sus quiebras. En muchas ocasiones pese a pensarse bien, si es que algún ser humano está ya en posesión de lo que es el Bien y el Mef, no se actúa de acuerdo con el pensamiento, ya que múltiples factores, suelen inter venir en toda acción, aun que esta haya sido meditada serenamente. Lo imprevisto, lo desconocida, suele trastornar planes y destruir ilu siones, aunque quien tos haya concebido, fuera guiado por la más sana, pura y honesta de las intenciones. En Cuba, ese principio de supe ración vá rápido en algunos ordenes mientras que, en otros, vá lenta mente, en forma tal, que apenas si es perceptible para el observador imparcial. Por ejemplo: en la oratoria, que fuera en nenstra querida tierra patrimonio de n brillante grupo de elegidos, a raya cabeza marcha nuestro inmenso MARTI. Después, podemos, anotar a Giberga, Mon tero, Figueroa, Cortina, Fernández de Castro ... Esos principes de la palabra y de la imágen pulida y bella, no han logrado ser sustitui dos por la generación actual, a pesar de haber entre nuestros intelectuales, algunos oradores aventajados. Pero, no llegaron a la altura en que seguirán situados en las páginas de nuestra oratoria, tos que acabamos de mencionar. En el orden musical, tuvimos a Espadero, Villate, Cervantes, Sánchez de Fuentes, Maury, Tomás, Simons etc etc. Los que les sucedieron, no sintieron co mo los mencionados, la noble y alta inspiración que lleva al penta grama obras Inmortales. Por el contrario, muchos de ellos, de verdadera y exquisita Inspiración, la dedicaron a cancioncillas, saturadas de un extraño ritmo, que dista mucho de ser el ver náculo de nuestro país, llegando a concebir disparates de la categoría de los mal llamados "afro-cuba nos", que prostituyen en forma descompuesta y tope, el verdadero ritmo cadencioso y sentimental de nuestra música. Solo di Maestro Roig. Lecuona, Prats y unos poquísimos más, han 'escrito páginas de intensa inspiración, que perdurarán a través del tiempo, ya que pueden figurar junto a otras obras de autores consagrados ya por la critica uni versal. En cambio, dentro da la música popular, de aquella concebida por personas no identificadas con el pentagrama, contamos con verda deros artistas, tales como Sindo Caray, Rosendo Ruiz, Rico Saquito y otros, que en bellísimas como “La Bayamesa” y en alegres juguetes, como los que concibe "Séquito", dan una idea de lo que serian capaces de escribir esos talentos, al hubiesen tenido opor tunidades para adquirir conoci mientos mi armonía, composición y todo aquello que se necesita para escribir música purísimos cánones del verdadero arte. Acerca de los poetas, diremos que tuvimos a Heredia, Luaces, Plácido, Milanés, José Joaquín Palma, Julián del Casal, la in mensa Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, José Agustín Quintero, Joan Clemente Zenea, Aurelia Castillo, Dulce María Bortero . . . Actualmente, solo dos o tres de nuestros poetas, tienen derecho a situarse cerca de aquellos. Al desaparecer el inolvidable Gustavo Sañchez Galarraga, se marchó con él, mucho del estro nacional En el campo científico, tuvimos verdaderas glorias en el Medicina tales como Albarráa, Guiteras) Finlay, Juan Bruno Zayas, Rai mundo Menocal, Vicente Benito Valdés, Enrique Nuñez . . . , Ahora, honran nuestra Medicina, profesionales de la envergadura del glorioso Dr. Ricardo Nuñez Por tuondo, José Lastra, Juan B. Kouri, Iglesias, Rodrigues Díaz y muchos más, que cada dia ofrecen notables pruebas de su sabiduría y habilidad como cirujanos y su capacidad como acuciosos clínicos. En cuanto virtuosos del arte ... Claudio Brindis de Salas, José White, Díaz Albertíni, Púyala, Ig nacio Cervantes, Casiniro Zertucha, Joaquín Molina, Laureano Fuentes .... Actualmente, podemos sen tirnos orgullosos del joven violi nista Reyes, de los notables planistas José Ecbániz. Ernesto Lecuona, Zenaida González Man fugás, Bolet y otros, que han paseado su arte por tierras de enorme cultor musical, logrando grandes éxitos para la patria cu bana. También hemos tenido, (rara avis) políticos de acrisolada hon radéz, de patriotismo purísimo y de ejecutoria provechosa para los intereses de Cuba. Juan José Maza y Artola, Diego Tamayo, Eduardo Yero, J. M. García Mon tes, Cando Luna, Manuel Des paigne, Jorge Alfredo Belt, Miguel Coyula . . . Hombres que actuaron en la vida pública y gobernaron en distintas ocasiones, llevando una existencia modestísima, sin legar a sus descendientes, ni palacetes, ni "celas de pete", ni siquiera, en muchos casos, la pro piedad del hogar en que nacieron. Esos insignes tarones legaron a sus hijos y demás descendientes, el patrimonio decoroso de su inmacu lada actuación, como un deber y una imperiosa obligación, de imitarles y de continuar la obra hermosa por ellos emprendida, a su paso por la gobernación de* la tierra cubana. En el periodismo . . • .Gastón Mora, Márquez Sterling, Domingo Delmonte, Pepe de Armas, E duardo Dolz, Morales Dial, Coro nado, Ajala, Juan Gualberto Gó mez, que ahora son sucedidos por Bilbao, Pizzi de Porras, Meluzá Otero, Vasconcelos y otros, algu nos de ellos, con verdadera prosa pia intelectual El principio biológico se ha de cumplir de todas modos .repe timos, aunque a ratos sufre in voluntarios desvíos, producidos por la época, las circunstancias y el deseo de medrar en la linea del menor esfuerzo de algunos osados. Pero, como cubanos, estamos orgullosos de nuestros hombres del pasado y de muchos de los que actúan en tí presente.