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THE KEY WEST CITI7EN The Key West Citizen Published daily (except Sunday) from The Citizen Building, corner of Greene and Ann Streets. Only Daily Newspaper in Key West and Monroe County P. ARTMAN, Editor and Publisher 1921 ■ 1954 NORMAN D. ARTMAN Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, as Second Class Matter TELEPHONES 2-5661 and 2-5642 I 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. I Member Florida Press Association and Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by carrier), 25c per week; year, $12.00; by mail, $15.60 ADVERTISING RATES 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 lanonymous communications. Vuu FLORuJA^WmiSS IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN L More Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. S. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Government* 5. Community Auditorium. HITLER CLEARED ON ONE COUNT The official history of World War 11, from the Brit sh viewpoint, is now being: released volume by volume n Britain, as the editions are completed and come off ihe press. The second volume, covering the war in Prance in 1940, has just been released. , The most interesting official viewpoint in that vol ume is the expressed opinion that it was several famous Nazi Generals, and not Adolph Hitler, as the Generals laimed, who prevented the German Army from com pletely smashing the British Army at Dunkirk in the Igonizing days of June, 1940. Some 400,000 British soldiers escaped from a Ger man trap and encirclement in those crucial days and the Lorld wondered why the victorious Nazi Army did not let upon those fleeing troops with a vengeance. After lie war the Nazi Generals blamed orders from the ruhrer’s headquarters for the German failure to attack n strength. The German dictator was then dead and the Ger man Generals’ version was generally accepted. Now, lowever, the official British military history, which re jects much research, says it was the Generals who fail id to grasp the situation and not Hitler. In fact, the look just released says Hitler’s intuition was often right Ind the Generals were often wrong throughout World war 11. It is a known fact that Hitler, in contrast to most If his advisers, came to the conclusion shortly before lie Allied invasion of France in 1944, that the Allies lould land in Normandy. The Allies landed there on lune 6th, 1944. It is a case of giving the devil his due, lid the official histories show that Der, Fuhrer was not me military clown a lot of people have assumed he was, It least not until the closing days of the war when his liysical condition was so heavily affected by drugs. A foolish idea a day keeps the mind working, at last. A real newspaper is what the first syllable of its mme implies. Those who prefer long life might as well obey traf- Ic regulations; the habit may not guarantee immunity lom injury but it will help. Crossword Puzzle 35. Southern constellation 36. Condiment 37. Those who hire 40. Misery 41. Like * 42. Bone 43. Article 45. Shirk 48. Angry 52. Sour liquid 54. Poison 55. Fuss 56. Omit in pronouncing 58. Silkworm 59. At present 60. Spanish gentleman 61. Watery DOWN 1. 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Artificial language 57. Perform it's desk my nw By Amelia Reynolds Long At t Chapter 13 CHORTLY alter that, the sheriff and the coroner both left, taking with them Claude’s body. After they had gone, Uncle Bountiful served a breakfast which some of us ate through sheer nervousness and others were unable to touch for the same reason. When the meal was about half over, Uncle Raoul spoke for the first time since sitting down at the table. “Why did you do M, Beau?- he asked abruptly. Beau glanced up from his plate. “Do what?” he asked. “Lie about finding Claude.** Pick spoke before her brother could answer. “I think I know,** she said. “When the sheriff brought in those flowers, Beau thought that —that I might know something about Claude’s death. So he made up that tale to protect me. Isn’t that it. Beau?" Beau nodded carelessly. He had assumed something of his old devil-may-care attitude again. “Why did you go downstairs, Pick?” Lee asked unexpectedly. “Was it actually to get a book, or—" "If she says she went to get a book, then that’s why she went,” Beau interrupted him almost roughly. “For God’s sake, Lee, can't you learn to let well enough alone?” Lee flushed. “I didn’t mean— * he began. “Why disturb ourselves with unimportant trifles?” Cousin Jeff, the peacemaker, put in diplomat ically. “The question of Claude’s death has been settled—if there ever was a question in anyone’s mind except the sheriff’s—and that’s all that matters.” But was it, I wondered? Was it either settled, or all that mat tered? I wandered out onto the south gallery, where presently I was joined by Amedee. “What do you think of it all, Peter?” he asked, sitting down beside me. Soviet Military Leaders Laud Stalinism By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst A parade of top Soviet general officers last week paid glowing tribute in the Moscow press to the leadership of the armed forces by the Communist party—and Stalin.; The tributes, coming on the Soviet army day last Tuesday, laid, such heavy stress on party devo tion that they suggest an internal, necessity to impress the point upon armed forces, party and public. | The mentions o i Stalin had just a hint of the unabashed ex travagance which attended use ofj his name in the press during his ; lifetime, an indication that Stalin ism still reigns in Moscow, al-, though the Leader’s glory has been somewhat dimmed in death. The stream of laudatory articles gives the impression that the party’s present rulers have reached some sort of understand ing with the armed forces. The articles read almost as if all had been dictated by the same >urce, as if in the discharging of an obli gation. If the party has the armed forces safely under control, the Kremlin power struggle likely is over, at least for the time being. The struggle reached a climax last July with the arrest of Lavrenty IP. Beria. As head of the interior biJinistry, he bossed a private army “I don’t know, Deck;” I an swered. “There still seem to be a lot of things that could stand explaining.” “And one of them is, how Claude could have stumbled over the end of the sword when it was thrust through his belt," he said. “I was inside just now experi menting with one of Grandpere’s canes, and I’ll be hanged if I could find out how be did it” "Thank Heaven you had sense enough to use a cane instead of the sword 1” I exclaimed. “You might have found out* He looked so pleased at that I was afraid we were going to get sidetracked from our subject But we didn’t “You mean that the sword mart already have been drawn?” I asked. "That looks like the only logi cal explanation,” he replied gravely. “But what difference would it make?" I asked. “It wasn’t the sword that killed Claude; it was a heart attack.” “Didn’t it occur to you to won der,” he countered, “whether it was the heart attack that caused the wound with the sword, or the shock of the wound that caused the heart attack?” “You mean—Beau?” I ventured as he paused. He didn’t answer directly. “We may as well face the facts before somebody else faces them for us,” he said. “Even if Claude did die around half past two, it still doesn’t give Beau a dean bill of health. Come to think of it, when Lewis and Henri and I went out to the gargonnieres, I can’t re member seeing him with us.” “Oh, but he did go out, later," I said. “I saw him.” I explained about seeing the three shadows leaving the lighted room downstairs, and about Pick’s strange vigil in the upper ha EL “But here’s the part I can’t under stand,” I finished. “How did he get back into the house? Aunt Minerva put on the night latch just before she went upstairs.” “Maybe Beau took it off again when he went out," Amedee sug gested. "Then be must have dekberatc- for which the regular army offi cers had no love. Col.-Gen. A. S. Zheltov, chief of the political administration of the armed force*, wrote the eesay in Pravda. i The government paper. Izvestia, carried articles by Marshal Vasily D. Sokolovsky, chief of staff of f the armed forces, and the tap navy man, Adm. N. G. Kuznetsov. Kom somolskaya Pravda, the Young iCommunist paper, had an article ■by Adm. S. Zakharov, and the | trade union newspaper Trud had one by Lt. Gen. V. Vorobiev. Zheitov is the man who elicited J from top Soviet generals last: ‘spring, after Stalin’s death, an oath of allegiance to the Commu nist party. His Pravda article said: all Soviet victories were due to the “wise leadership of the Communst party, which is their organizer, leader and trainer.” He paid trib ute to Stalin as having changed the Soviet Union from an agrarian to a mighty industrial nation. The article also laid heavy stress in the need for Communist ideolog ical training and discipline in the ranks. Marshal Sokolovsky asserted the .armed forces must be trained in the spirit of “unbreakable fidelity to their oath’* plus “the spirit of boundless love and devotion to the motherland and the Communist party.” Adm. Kuznetzov wrote of the wV 'll lgr planned to come beck,” I pointed out. “And that mans k look more than ever as though he was lying when he said—" ‘•’pHANKS,* Beau’s voice cut to I unexpectedly. Tve been called a liar so many times to day. it’s beginning to look as though I’m getting something ef Aunt Delphine’s reputation.” He had come out upon the gal lery without our noticing him. Now he stood looking down at ns with one of his impudently ironic I asked before I could stop myself, "when you planned to come back last night, was it t meet Pick?” 'Wbat makes you think 1 planned to come back to meat anybody, Peter?” he inquired. “Because you took the night latch off the front door when you went out,” I replied. That took him by surprise. "Oh, I see!" The grin, which had vanished temporarily, re turned. "All right; you win. I dad plan to oome back, and X took the night latch off eo that I could. But it wasn’t to meet Pick, or anyone else.” *hen why was it?” Aeefatte asked point blank. Beau leaned lazily against awe of the white pillars. “Sorry, Dede," he said, "but Tm afraid we’ll have to skip that It had nothing to do with Claade’s death, which the coroner says— God bless him!—was due to heart failure.” He turned then, and walked nonchalantly back into the house. ''Of course, this is only a hunch,” I said to Amedee when he had gone. “But I believe Beau back to the house for the same reason that Pick went downstairs; and that, in spite of what he says, that reason had something to do with Claude. It may even have been the thing that brought on his heart attack.” “That sounds possible,” he agreed thoughtfully. *The ques tion is, why did Pick eome down stairs” “I only wish I kncwf I au cl&imed fervently. fib be ustosifi “great and wise leadership of the Communist party.” Like Sokolov sky, he spoke of the victory in World War II “under the leader ship of the Communist party and its central committee headed by comrade Stalin.” His article waa studded with tributes to the party. Political Announcements FIRST PRIMARY ILICTION MAY 4, 1954 For State Senator 24th District MILTON A. PARROTT Help Monroe County Elect A Senator For Member School Board RE-ELECT J. CARLYLE ROBERTS 3RD DISTRICT For Member School Board ELECT . KELLER WATSON 3RD DISTRICT For Member School Board Re-Elect' EDNEY PARKER STH DISTRICT This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb Far too many people are oper ating motor vehicles today without; the proper driver’s license. Check! yours—especially if you’re from one of the states that issues such 1 licenses for two, three, or five; year periods—and see if it is still valid. An invalid license is no bet-j ter than not havng one at all and if you ahould be involved in even a minor accident, one of the first things I|W enforcement officers are going to want to see is your driving permit. The Florida Highway Patrol gives driver’s examinations e<veiy Tues day at the Junior Chamber of Com merce Building, corner of Roose velt Boulevard and Flagler Ave. Hours are from 9-12, and 1-4 O’clock. The patrolmen suggest that you make every effort to be, there before 3:30 p. m. however,' if you wish to complete the test. An average of 35 drivers take this test each Tuesday and the ma jority pass successfully. Those who fail usually have themselves to blame because they are overcon fident and neglect to study a small handbook cavering the rules and regulations of Florida’s highways. This book can be obtained free from any law enforcement agency —City, County, or State. NAL With all due respect to the County Commissioners in their attempt to secure additional funds to improve Meacham Airport, I’m afraid they are waging a losing fight with Na What You Don’t See frsn te kp sfhk Mi Islay You sec a familiar scene —a peaceful, prosperous Southern countryside. * Whet you don’t rer ie the miracle of nnceowevee. Yet the miraria k these. By m—a of microwaves, radio relay speech Long Distance telephone oaks and television programs through spaas with out wkw. k oao oany hundred* ai oatts at one time. Advances IBe radio relay art the week of telephone mm ton and engineers, who are always seeking and finding bettor ways for as to serve you. But H takes more than this. To get investors to supply the money to continue appending Mid improving telephone service require* a fair pm* cm the . money invested in telephone property. John P. Bvam*, Jonah flurhfa Mmm per Swtban BnN TskpkMC aal T*rfc tmm tional Airlines. George Baker, pres ident of the company, has a repu tation for stubbornness but not fool hardiness. He would have never ! gone this far in the battle unless! |he was almost positive that he was going to win. i Cancellation of the three daily jflights has already cost Key West a substantial sum of money. This .loss would be worthwhile if R even-! tually meant that increased reve- 1 nues at Meacham would provide us with a better vrvd safer air ter minal. My trouble is that my sympathy lies in both directions—with the commissioners and also with the airline. Wish that someone would come along wth cold, hard facts and push me off the fence. I al INCOME TAX Qualified Consultants Evenings 6 - 9 P.M. Craig Bowen OPPOSITE 514 Southard BUS STATION ways did despise a fence-straddler and it is mighty embarrassing to find that I’m turning into one on the subject of the airport. Prisoners Escape From Noisy Jail INVERNESS ufl—While workmen noisily worked on construction to , anew addition to the Citrus County 1 jail, five prisoners used the cover of the noise to knock a hole in the i wall of the old jail and escgpe . last week. Sheriff B. R. Quinn identified ’ them as Venard J. Jatton, 25, Dade | City; Billy Simonton, 24, Gunter ville, Ala.; William Taylor, It, Paris, Tenn.: Junior Jemell, Roa ■ noka, Va., and William Howell, 50, Crystal River. •j Jatton and Simonton were with auto theft, Teylor -and Jernell with stealing a boat and motor and Howell was serving r a term for drunkenness. \ - * Production of the eight major 1 grains in the United States during the 1952-53 season totalled 155 Vi • million tone.