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most #quabl® climate in the country, with an average range oi only 14* Fahrenheit VOL. LXXV No. 3$ Unpaid Rent Adds To Woes Of Haym es Landlord Charges Rita Hayworth And Mate With Heavy Damages NEW YORK (Jt—Crooner Dick Haymes—who already has ex-wife alimony trouble, back-income tax headaches, and faces a govern ment threat to deport him to his Dative Argentina— has added an other “blue" note in the form of a landlord complaint over allegedly unpaid rent. The owner of a furnished house In Greenwich, Conn., claims Haymes and his actress wife, Rita Hayworth, owe him $675 back rent plus $5,000 damage he says was done to the luxurious, 14-room house. He did not specify the “damage." Deputies On Hand The landlord, Joseph Kraeler. installed deputy sheriffs in the house to watch over the personal effects of Rita and Dick, who are not there but staying somewhere in Manhattan. But Miss Hayworth’s two chil dren by previous marriages still live in the house with a governess and a pet dog. The children are Yasmin, 3, whose father is Aly Khan, and Rebecca, 8, daughter of Rita and' Orson Welles. And that’s another story which involves the FBI and taking photos of the children. Evict ion Orders But to get back to the Greenwich rent. Recently Kraeler got an evic tion order against Rita, who signed the lease, for non-payment of rent. This was withdrawn when the couple paid up for December and agreed to pay $675 for the six weeks’ period ending Monday, Feb. 15. About 10 days ago Rita and Dick were besieged in a New York hotel room for 24 hours by deputies out side their door tryiag to collect $33,000. Haymes’ former wife, actress Joanne Dru, says he owes her in back alimony. After a lawyers’ conference, and a part-payment of about $4,000, the tiege was lifted. Lawyar Raplias In New York yesterday Bartley Crum, the Haymes’ attorney, said he plans to file a SIOO,OOO damage suit next week against Kraeler. Crum said the Haymes posses sions in the Connecticut house are worth “at least s6o,ooo’’--including some valuable paintings, clothing and other personal effects, and a record collection. Crum said Kraeler was acting “contrary to an understanding reached by lacovo (Louis lacovo, of Stamford, Kraeler’s attorney) and me at Greenwich”, adding: “The couple agreed to be out of the house by Feb. 15 and to meet; financial obligations at that time. That was our understanding and they’ve breached it.” Protest Wired Crum also released the text of, a wire he sent to Gov. John Davis; Lodge of Connecticut which read: “Respectfully protest unlawfulj participation Deputy Sheriffs Joseph Hunt, Patrick Morucke and Franchini (no first name) of Fair field County in posing for pictures in home Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haymes pursuant unlawful entry: photographers. “Request immediate investiga tion by you. As you know, Fed (Continued On Page Two) Frank Memorial Service Planned A memorial service for the late Benard Frank, civic leader, will be held Sunday, Feb. 21, in the Elks Club auditorium. Joe Allen, chairman of the com mittee on arrangements, said the full program will be announced next week. Serving on the com mittee with Allen are Gonzalo Bez anllla and Milton Appel. The Lions Club is sponsoring the memorial service and is inviting all the organizations and clubs with which Frank was connected. Louis' Columbia Restaurant 97cSpeeial Ltinch>97c FREE CUP OF COFFEE F6r the Best Italian Food, See Chef Louis! Pizza Served from 12:00 \oon ORDERS TO TAKE OUT 117 Duval - Tel. 24158 Parking for Patrons She Um We f Tourists Take It Easy indMfeftfr ,-v ||y|| • jl 9M l| mm WHILE YOU ARE SLAVING, trying to make one of those 59-cent dollars, this is the way tour ists pass their time. They 101 l about on the beach, soaking up sunshine and cooling drinks. This photo, made yesterday afternoon, shows one end of the beach at the Sun and Sand Club at the foot of Simonton Street.—Citizen Staff Photo, Finch. Big Four Troop Proposal Is Rejected Today By Austrians Unemployment Is Mounting, Labor Department Says WASHINGTON Cfl Unemploy ment still was rising last week, according to Labor Department figures, but the increase was the smallest in a month. The department’s Bureau of Em ployment Security said yesterday 364,400 workers filed new applica tions for unemployment compen sation in the week ended Feb. 6. This was 13.500 fewer than the pre vious week and well below the win ter peak—46B,B7B in the week end ed Jan. 9. The new national total of jobless workers under unemployment compensation stood at 2,128,100 last week—higher than any correspond ing week since World War 11, ex cept in the 1950 recession period when it rose to nearly 2.400,000. The total of workers drawing job less pay has risen for 10 straight weeks. Weather conditions and produc tion cutbacks contributed to the continuing volume of claims. Former Red Dies In New York Of Stab Wounds NEW YORK A man found dying of stab wounds in Harlem has been identified as a former Communist who trained in Moscow but later turned against the party. The victim, Charles White, 51, a Negro, had appeared as a wit ness in deportation hearings' against Communists and was scheduled for new testimony. White was found in a Harlem doorway Thursday morning and was taken to Harlem hospital, (Continued On Page Two) Murder-Suicide Victims Found In Love Nest t HAWTHORNE. Calif. UP - The valentine in the apartment read: “The things we share together al ways make me happiest.” On the floor lay the bodies of Mrs. Ruth McMillan. 42. of Port land. Ore., shot seven times, and Christiano, 43, shot four times. Near Christiano’s body was anew revolver, bought four days ago. While police were investigating their deaths last night, the wom (Continued On Page Two) OPENING 3 P.M. SUNDAY Amusement Park FLAGLER AVENUE AT WICKERS FIELD Benefit, New Juvenile Heme Sponse-;*4 by Mon. Juvenilt Couu.il THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.S.A. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BERLIN UPl—Austria formally re jected today Soviet Foreign Mini ster V. M. Molotov’s proposal that th Big Four powers keep troops in the country even after conclu sion of a treaty giving Austria its independence. Foreign Minister Leopold Figl said such an arrangement would mean there would be no liberation of his country. He told Molotov, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and For eign Ministers Anthony Eden and Georges Bidault that it was im possible for the Austrian govern ment to accept the Molotov pro posal. He asked which of the Big Four would be willing to present such a proposition regarding his own country to his own Parliament. Figl made his direct approach inside the chamber of the Big Four conference, to which the Austrian delegation had been invited. The Western foreign ministers already have written off hope of concluding an Austrian state treaty at this conference, although the de bate on it will run into an extra ordinary Sunday session. Western sources said it was hard to imagine anything more “brutal and cynical” than the Austrian treaty demands which Molotov has put before the parley here, in cluding a demand that Big Four troops remain in Austria even aft er the conclusion of an independ ence treaty. The Austrian govern ment also branded the program unacceptable. Meanwhile, Molotov was be lieved to be in touch with Moscow and probably the Chinese Com munist government at Peiping on the Western proposal for calling of a Korean peace conference April 15 at Geneva, Switzerland. Under the Western plan, the United States. Russia, Britain and France would send invitations to the conference, but Red China would not be one of the sponsor ing powers. Molotov has insisted that China be accepted as a great power and that what is needed is a five-pow er meeting on the Far East. The argument which has been going on here, therefore, is over acceptance of Red China as a big power and or. this point Western officials say there will be absolutely no com promise. Today’s session was pegged to the Austrian question and while it was still to be formally approved, the first Sunday meeting of the Big Four in Berlin was set for midafternoon tomorrow, again on Austria. Some Western diplomats said they expected another secret meet ing on the Far Eastern situation to be held Monday and it may be that the ministers will have an other go round on the problems of Germany and European secur ity. Western delegations now are pressing for conclusion of the work here late next week. The debate over Far Eastern problems, on which three secret session have now been held, be gan with Molotov’s insistence the Big Four should be turned into a (Continued On Page Two) KEY WEST, FLORID*. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11. IW4 Carhonell To Be At FIL Meeting Key West's chances of gain ing a franchise in the Florida International Baseball League appeared bright today, accord ing to Louis Carbonell, presi dent of the Key West Baseball Club. Carbonell said this morning that he has baen invited by Phil O'Connell, president of tha league, to attend a meeting to night at 8 p. m. in the Miami A Stadium. At that time, the league of ficers are expected to make a definite decision as to the sta tus of Key West. Earlier, when Key West left the league, it was stipulated that they would be given the first vacant franchist. Ceiling Falls On Japan’s Big Money Scheme By JIM BECKER 1 TOKYO UP —The ceiling has fall: ;en in on postwar Japan’s biggest financial scheme and Japanese from politicians to Buddhist priests are picking the plaster out of their hair. i Three top political parties, in cluding the Liberal party of Prime .Minister Shigeru Yoshida. are | scurrying out from under the wreckage of the 12-million-dollar j investment company, Hoazen Kei jzai Kai. | Government investigators said the company’s wizard, Matsutomi Ito. 47, spread contributions lav ishly among the three top parties so he could use big names as ‘“advisers.” ; Collapse of the company, due largely to misfired speculations in ithe stock market, caught hundreds of thousands of housewives and laborers. Their small investments, baited by promises of 15 per cent interest, had helped build the company. Also among those caught in the collapse was the abbot of a large , Buddhist denomination. Company records show he collected contri butions from his flock and gave them to Ito to invest. ; Ito is in jail, charged with swin dling. Newspapers call him Japan’s alignment of Far Eastern nations, "Ponzi”, a reference to the Boston swindler who once collected mil lions from gullible Americans. Investors knew he was specu lating in stocks and real estate but looked upon him as a wizard. For a time, he had an amazing run of luck. He paid the promised 15 per cent interest. A Korean who became a natur alized Japanese, Ito had struggled * Continued on Page Two) OAK LUMBER and FLOORING at Strunk Lumber 120 Simon ton. near Citizen Bldg. Aerovias Q Denies Report Of Deal With Royal For N.Y.-Havana Flight Humanitarian Cause To Provide Sight For Baby Delores Begins Little Delores Disgdiertt’s grandfather, Orlando Rodriguez, came to The Citizen office this morning and. with tears in his eyes, thanked the paper for the story which appeared yesterday. Evan before he came in, Frank Bentley had celled to tay that h was sending • personal check to help little Delores because, "I think it is up to the people of Koy West to help this little baby see." The family needs help. Expensive medical care isn’t included in their budget. Anyone who wishes to make a contribution may either send or bring it to the Key West Citizen, corner of Ann and Greene Streets, and it will be turned over to the baby Delores fund. The baby’s case has been referred to the Lions Club Blind Committee, and the club is waiting for their report. Split In Western Policy On Red China Mav Result Soon J Russia Presses For Conference To Bring Matter To A Climax By RELMAN MORIN SEOUL IM— lnformed sources in Korea, who have negotiated with the Communists, said today Russia stands a to achieve one of its ... „„jv.uves—expos ing a split in Western policy jo wards Red Chiba—if a major power conference on the Far East is held. The question of convening a Far Eastern conference is under dis cussion among the Big Four for- ministers row meeting in 'Berlin, the hews that Russia’s V. M. Molotov will propose an assembly including representatives of Asian nations came as no sur prise here. A top authority, who declined to be identified, said such a move was anticipated when efforts to arrange a political settlement on Korea failed. “We long ago advised Washing ton that the Communists have no intention of concluding a political agreement on Korea,” he said. “What they really want is a Far Eastern conference in which those countries with ideas of neutralism will be represented.” Both India and Indonesia are considered to be in that category, i Burma also would lean toward the ; “neutral” side. Observers see these three main Russian objectives in such a con ference. 1. To bring into the open known differences among the Western democracies, especially on a joint policy toward Red China. 2. To delay restoration of Ja pan’s strength so it will be a weak point in the pattern of power in the Far East. 3. To revive charges that the Western nations maintain their alleged desire to restore the “co lonial system” in the Far East. Of the three, the first is believed to hold the best chance of success for the Russians. The United States does not see eye to eye with Britain or France on policy toward Red China. Bri tain originally recognized the Com munist government in Peiping. British official opinion as ex-1 pressed to ths correspondent in London recently favors acknow ledging “the fact that the present government is in power and if likely to stay in power. Therefore the best thing to do is to admit the fact and deal with it accord ingly.” Also, trade considerations inter (Continued On Page Two) NOTICE! NOTICE! Third Audubon SCREEN TOUR Key West High School Auditorium Mon., Feb. 15, 8 P.M. ALLAN D. CRUICKSHANK Narrating His Color Film “BELOW THE BIG BEND” SINGLE ADMISSIONS , (Fed. Tax Included) Adults 75c Servicemen (through 1/e) and Wivos 30c High School Students 30c Juniors Joc MONROE COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY National Audubon Society Italian Cops Chisel Name Off Church Action Against American-Backed Church Of Christ Flares Up Again ROME (iff ltalian police de scended today upon Rome’s Church of Christ, chiseled its name off a wall and took a news cameraman the Associated Pre*s iuso cus today for photographing them. They vainly ordered an AP cor respondent away from the scene. The word “Christ” in six-inch high letters, was the first word removed in this action against the Protestant religious organization, which has American financial backing. The Roman police struck quick ly after worshippers were forced to leave a Church of Christ in i Leghorn late last night. AP Photographer Remo Nassi, an Italian citizen, was seized with 'his camera and hustled off in police car despite protests. AP Correspondent Allan Jacks, a U.S. citizen, was ordered to leave, but refused. The police left as soon as the iname had been entirely removed ‘from the wall. The sign was removed on direct orders of the Rome Questura, or police headquarters, which is un der the Italian ministry of interior. The new premier of predomi nately Roman Catholic Italy, Ma rio Scelba, is the minister of the interior as well as government chief. In 1950, when the cult’s troubles with Italian authorities first began the Italian interior ministry was headed by Scelba. He then criti cized the Church of Christ and oth^ r Protestant evangelical cults as “aiding communism in Italy.” Just two days ago, the Vatican and the Italian government cele brated the 25th anniversary of the lateran pacts. The pacts establish (Continued oc Page Two) Sirugo Asks Lease Action Joe Sirugo. local contractor, who proposes to establish an auto ferry between Key West and Cardenas. Cuba, told the city commission yes terday that they must act quickly or “the whole thing will be called off ” Sirugo appeared before a speical commission meeting asking that a lease agreement drawn up by his attorney and city attorney J. Y. Porter be discussed by the com mission declined to air the mat ter. Sirugo is asking for a lease at the north eDd of Simonton Street on waterfront property for a ferry dock. But Commissioner Delio Cobo in dicated that he will oppose grant ing of the lease, holding that the city should make use of the Clyde Mallory Docks, which they pur chased for that use. Mayor C. B. Harvey asked that he be given time to study the lease agreement before discussing it. The matter will be aired Mon i&ay night at the regular commis sion meeting. No Tie-up With Any Other Airline, Q Manager Says Reports that Aerovias Q and Royal Airlines had a package deal to fly passengers from New York to Hav ana via Key West are “completely erroneous.” Walter Reimer, manager of the Q office here, today said his line has no tie-up with Royal Airlines, a non acheduled line, or with any other airline. Program For Annual Maine Service Told Memorial Rites Will Be Held Monday At 5:15 In City Cemetery The public today was invited to attend the annual Maine memorial services Monday at 5:15 p. m. in the City Cemetery. ! Bethel P. Johnson, commander, Arthur Sawyer Post No. 28. Amer ican legion, sponsors of the ser vices. extended the invitation and also outlined the program. The battleship Maine went down in Havana harbor 5$ years ago. Many of tho Main# dead are buried in the Maine plot in the City Cemetery. The program will open with in troductory remarks by Johnson. A musical selection by the quar tet of the Key West high school ‘band will follow. The invocation will be by Mrs. Gloriana Bayly, chaplain. Arthur Sawyer Unit No. 28, American Le jgion Auxiliary. Mrs. Ethel A. Godfrey, of Wash ington, D. C., president of the Na tional Gold Star Mothers, Inc., of ; America, will give a reading. Then there will be another selec tion by the quartet. ! The memorial address will be by Capt. C. L. Murphy. USN, chief of staff at the Naval Base here. | His talk will be followed by an other selection by the quartet, j Then the various veterans’ groups will give memorials to the dead. The firing squad of the Key West Guard of Honor will fire a salute to the dead and Frank Bervaidi will blow Taps. The benediction will be by Wil liam D. Evans, past commander, B. H. McCaila Camp No. 5, USWV. Coffee’s High; South Americans Are Drinking Tea DETROIT (fll—The price of cof fee is too high for millions of South Americans, too. And that isn’t a recent development, either, says Dr. Marion T. Hall, Cranbrook Institute botanist. So, wbat do they drink? Tea, of course. It is a special type called “Yerba mate,” and it has been a beverage some 2,000 years. Botanist Hall says cow-punching Gauchos carry a gourd of dried mat and mix a batch of tea whenever they’re thirsty, drinking through a metal straw with a sieve-like strainer attachment. Mate is made of leaves from a plant that grows wild over southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Ar gentina. It contains caffein and the leaves are toasted to reduce mois ture. Engineers Make Offer To City The firm of Clifford and Coop er Associates, the city’i engineers for the current sewer project have offered to engineer a Key West’s street and storm sewer program. At a special meeting of the city commission held yesterday, the city fathers instructed City Attor ney J. Y. Porter to draw up an agreement between the city and the engineering firm. The contract would give the firm exclusive supervision over the con struction during the next three years. A fee of SI,OOO for plans and specifications and five per cent of the contract price, was sti pulated. For Quick Communication. Use CLASSIFIED Ada! You'll roach buyers and sellers— tenants or workers . . Just DIAL 2-5661 ot 2-5662. PRICE FIVE CENTS “I talked with Cos. Manuel Quev e and o (president of Aerovias Q) last night and he said that there is no working agreement between any airline to further pas sengers to Key West to Ha vana,” Reimer said. Last Thursday, Gerald Saunders, chairman of the board of county commissioners, said Royal and Q (had arranged to fly passengers from New York to Key West to (Havana. I I Saunders said his informatlon came in a letter from Harold Wilde, county airport consultant. Saunders was in Miami today to attend an insurance meeting. However, Commissioner Joo Alton said that tho commission ers wore expecting Royal to be gin service between here and Naw York next week. Workmen today were painting, repairing and wiring a building at Meacham Field that will serve as a terminal for Royal, i Meanwhile, Paul Sawyer, coun ty attorney, was set to leave here tomorrow for Washington where he will meet with the Civil Aer onautics Board Monday afternoon. Tho CAB placod Sawyer's pe tition charging National Aiclinat violation of a post office depart ment regulation on its docket for review. The petition says NAL violated the regulation by not giving the required 10-days notice of a change in airmail schedules. NAL says the line gave the neces sary' notice. Sawyer's petition also charges that NAL't one daily flight ba twean hera and Miami is not moating the public's need and convenience for air service. NAL dropped three of its four daily flights Jan. 1 when anew rate structure went into effect at Meacham Field. NAL’s main beef was a 50-cent charge for each passenger landing or taking off at the field. The airline refused to pay tha charge and also cancelled three flights. Aerovias Q has gone along with the charge. . Dim View Taken Of Rhee’s Offer For Indochina By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (ffl _ Little hope l was held by American diplomats 'today that anything would come of Syngman Rhee’s offer of troops to help France in the Indochina war. | Although the offer of a South Korean division has yet to reach the French officially, a French Embassy spokesman gave advance notice of a turndown yesterday: He said his government would re ject it for fear South Korean In volvement would bring on open Red Chinese intervention in the eight year-old war. State Department officials also were understood to view the South Korean president’s threat to march against North Korea as a bluff— exactly what he said it was not intended to be. Without U. S. aid, they said, M was hard to see how Rbee could figure on winning any big armed attack against giant Communist China. Slock Car Races Sponsored by KEY WEST STOCK CAR ASSOC.. INC. Tomorrow, 2:00 P.M. BOCA CHICA ROAD TRACK ADMISSION 11.25 Buses Leave Cor. Southard and Duval. 12:30 Sc 1:30 P.M.