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Page 4 The Key West Citizen Published daily (except Sunday) from Tbo Citizen Building, corner of Greene and Ann Streets. Only Daily Newspaper in Key West and Monroe County t, P. ARTMAN, Iditor and Publkher Iffl . IS4 MORMAN D. ARTMAN . . Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, ai Second Claaa Matter ' TILIPHOMH 2-5461 and MMI . Member of The Associated Press—The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news published here. Member Florida Press Association and Associate Dailies of Florida * Subscription (by carrier), 25c per week; year, $12.00; by mail, $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 win not publish anonymous communications. FLORIb^^ESS assq^tVon IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. More Hotelt and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. NEW BRITISH JETS Air Force General Lauris Norstadt, Supreme NATO Air Commander in Europe, is reported to have recom mended anew British jet fighter for mass production and supply to all NATO countries. The new plane is supposedly a low-cost jet of surprisingly Jight weight. Norstadt’s recommendation was made to a military group in Washington which wields the highest NATO military authority and which has been seeking an ac ceptable standard fighter for use by NATO air forces. First, the Bristol Airplane Company is supposedly perfecting an engine weighing less than a thousand pounds which will develop 5,000 pounds of thrust. This represents a major advancement in the weight-thrust ratio. It Is also reported that a United States corporation, Westinghouse, is about ready to put a light-weight radar set, described as being equivalent in size to one cubic foot object, into production. This set weighs just over 100 pounds, whereas the average radar set for a fighter plane weighs about 600 pounds. By cutting down on weight of both the engine and the radar, it is estimated that* the new Gnat jet fighter can be produced at a cost of about $70,000. Fighter planes like the North American F-86 Sabre cost about $300,000. It is obvious if this low-cost jet fighter can be produced in quantity for European air forces and even the United States Air Force, it will solve many financial problems. * And there is a lipstick that stays kissing fresh, if you know what that means. Friendship is about the hardest intangible to define with any degree of accuracy. Don’t be critical of errors in this newspaper unless you don’t make any yourself. It’s a neat trick if you can keep your Christmas spirit alive through March 15th. The fast cowboys usually wind up on top or at the bottom; there is no in-between. No one has argued with President Eisenhower about his proposal to reduce taxes. Crossword Puzzle 32. Unwilling 33. Plans of action 34. Perish 35. Carpenter’s tool 36. Minus 37. Farm buildings 19. Rear of a boat 41. Edict 43. Snow runner 47. Diminishes 49. Fowl 50. Ipecac plant 51. river 52. Poultry product 53. Bird’s homr 54. Auditory organ ACROSS 1. Business getters 4. Corridor 8. Bleat 11. Border 12. Continent 13. Acknowl edge 14. "Mother of invention” 18. Went ahead 17. Expert 18. Writing tables 10. Cavalry sword 12. Philippine savages 15. Flow back 18. Automotive fuel 19. Concerning SO. 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Rodent This Rock |is Of Ours Wp By Bill Gibb Complaints are rolling in by the dozen about the new traffic signal light which has been placed on the corner of Southard and White Streets. It seems that most people feel the light is creating unneces sary traffic jams. "This Rock’’ is strongly inclined to agree with them. Previously, it was not difficult to turn into one-way Southard St. but now if a motorist headed west wants to make the left turn into that street he may have to wait for two or three changes of the light. 1 In the meantime, traffic piles up behind him for several blocks. I’ve never heard why the signal light was put at this location but there could be only one sensible excuse and that would be to pro tect school children at Peary Court. If this is the case, then' Fords New Cali-Joint Suspension gives you the Newest Ride on the Road ! J !*■***■**. v.* ss, ... ....' **E Esl %jMmS3um3 * -*■*** fY ' /> v-jr 7/Jjjmw f u M --. HHE\ / This revolutionary new Ford front suspension soaks up road shock before if reaches youl Makes all riding and handling easierl JLX9b- yv. Hr! ItSyiMW Tg g r v^NSSk. - t % §JK 4™ j Py i #||wp£ /' L, Seals out dirt. You can forget road splash because dirt and water can’t get into the ball joints in Ford’s new front suspension. Each of the four joints is effectively sealed by a unique rubber-and-metal shield. This means that con tact surfaces of each ball and socket remain clean—wear is kept to a minimum. Keeps that Itew-car feat. You'll enjoy Ford’s new-car feel much onger because ball joints are spring-loaded to compensate automatically for an\ wear. Front wheels hold alignment far longer than with conventional s> stems. Ball joints cant stidk or bind. Steering remains consistently easy. f.c.a. MONROE MOTORS, Im.. 1119 White either the light should be operated for an hour in the morning, noon, and afternoon or it should be done ,away with altogether and a school patrolman placed at the intersec tion during these times. As long as we are delivering ad verse criticism of the placement of ione traffic light, let's praise the installation of another—namely, the one at White and Virginia Streets. Quite a few businesses have grown up in this latter loca tion and the width of Whit St furnishes a temptation for a motor ist to speed. This new' light is a boon toward slowing traffic down and giving shoppers a chance to cross the street. It also furnishes better protection to th e children' of Truman Elementary School; which is located one block away.j Dr. H. Suarez tells me that traf- ! fli lights are badly needed at the jlcrsections of Truman and Em ma as well as Truman and Thomas Streets. It might sot be a bad idea for the Key West Safety Council to have its Traffic Division inves tigate these locations. Mechanical signaling devices can be good and bad. Proper place men* and timing so as not to im pede the flow of traffic seems to be of utmost importance. For in stance. there is a light in Poin ciana at the corner of Duck Ave. and 14th St. w hich serves no earth ly purpose after school hours. Most motorists who come up on the light when it is red look around to see if a policeman is in sight and then proceed to drive through it. Such action isn’t too bad except that it creates disrespect for ail traffic lights. Danger Spot While we’re speaking about things related to safety, let’s men tion a hazard at the corner of Angela and Thomas Sts. Dr. H. Suarez told me about it and I drove' down in colored town to see for myself. * Running along Angela St. on what normally would be a side walk is a storm disposal ditch. Old timers will remember the board walk that onie covered this ditch. Nowadays, at least at the above mentioned corner. H is covered! with steel decking. Trucks and, automobiles have knocked this decking out of place, however. Un less something is done, we re like-' uy to have a tragic accident there. | To make matters worse, a large kindergarten is located right at this spot. If children ever happen to be standing on one edge of this i decking and a truck or car runs over the other edge, the kids will 1 b catapulted straight into the side or underneath the moving vehicle.! Very little work would be involved in eliminating this hazard but I'm told it has been reported to the .City several times and no one ap pears to be interested. Why? Street Marker • The City has anew street mark er which paints “No Parking”! curbs lickety-split. I watched the painters operating the machine along the right hand side of Duval St. The only thing which seemed to hinder them was the number of cars parked along that so-called “No Parking” side of the street. During the years of heavy im-j migration to the United States, more men than women were im migrants, but since 1930 more wo men than men have entered the country. The 1 ‘old” roads won’t seem the same with Ford’s new Ball-Joint Suspension "paving” the way for you. You’ll eftjoy a softer, more level ride because Ford’s new system allows greater shock absorbing movement of the front wheels. Handling is far better, too, not only on turns but on the straightaways as well. That’s because conventional kingpins have been replaced by simple, sealed ball joints that won’t stick or bind. No other car in Ford’s field can*equal this modern ride—because no other has Ball-Joint Suspension. Agile new performance, too, is yours in a *54 Ford. Whether you choose fords new 130-h.p. Y-block V-8 or 115-h.p. I-block Six you get the quick response and smooth, quiet operation of a modern overhead-valve, low-friction, deep-block engine. And no matter which of Ford’s 28 new models you choose you enjoy recognized style leadership-with clean, modern fines . sparkling new colors •.. and harmonizing upholstery fabrics and trim. I I I w jfm M * Jr l • iSSHP Eliminates 12 wear points* Ford’s Ball-Joint Front Suspension elimi nates 12 of 16 points of wear found in conventional systems. Rubber-bushed supports at inner ends of suspension control arms not only reduce the number of wear points but also insulate chassis from road noises. We cordially Invite you to Teat Drive a Public Phones In Japan Quit Honor System By JIM BECKER TOKYO —Japan's public tele phones are going o ff the honor system. Patrons will have to deposit a coin before they chat. Heretofore, they were on their honor to slip a 10-yen coin or bill (about 3 cents) into a box beside public telephones after the call. That system didn't work. But, complained the customers, neither! did the telephones— most of the time. The boxes were yielding a rash of nasty notes about the service, an occasional IOU. used facial tis sues by the pound, a general as sortment of other debris—and very little money. The telephone company estimat ed that 85 per cent of the calls were on the cuff. However, it has tened to add, most of the “dead beat” calls were wrong numbers. Wrong numbers flourish in the i ’54 Ford St. Dial 2-5631 Japanese telephone system. It ii the best in Asia, but— One exasperated citizen in a long letter complained that in a sweaty and fruitless half hour he had been connected with 13 wrong numbers and got 25 busy signals. He never did get his number. The frustrated patron slipped the note in th coin cox—without any accompanying coma—and told the j company flatly in a postacript he didn’t intend to pay ler any of the connections achieved with a va riety of unknown persons Bid es tablishments. The coin boxes produce a steady yield of such irate notes. The IOUs are couched in gentler tones, but just as useless at the bank. The new coin boxes ere similar to those in use in the Uiftted States. Dogs rarely live more then 19 years. The 40-hour week baa been estab lished aa standard in only two countriee the United States and New Zeeland. For 20 years Lloyd A. Griffin bee traveled 144 miles from Raleigh, N. C. to bis old home town at Edemon and back each Sunday to teach a Sunday school class.