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THE key WEST CITIZEN 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 L. P. ARTMAN, Editor and Publisher ... _ 1921 -1954 NORMAN D. ARTMAN Editor and Publisher Entered at Key West, Florida, as Second Class Matter TRUE PHONES 2-54*1 and 2-5442 ~ 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 pub lished here. Member Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by carrier), 25c per week; year, $12.00; by mail, $15.60 ~~ ADVERTISING RATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION Hie 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. IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. More Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. S. Airports—Land and Sea. . 4. Consolidation of County and City Gdvernments. 5. Community Auditorium. you, MR. NON-VOTER, DO YOURSELF PROUD AND VOTE NEXT TUESDAY While The Citizen, because of its firm belief that everybody has the right and privilege to vote as he pleas es, is not taking sides in the campaign for governor, yet it feels it is not amiss for it to buttress wholeheartedly Le- Roy Collins* plea to the voters of Florida to go to the polls next Tuesday. Collins* appeal was in an Associated Press dispatch published in The Citizen last Saturday. A runoff primary is really more important than a first primary. Where there are three or more men in a first primary race, your vote may not be decisive, as happened in the contest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomina tion. But next Tuesday your vote will be final you will help to nominate either Collins or Johns. Key West voters made a good showing .in the first primary, but even at that, we who voted can’t understand the attitude of 25 percent of Monroe County’s voters, who took the trouble to register and then stayed away from the polls on primary day. Of course, a few of the 25 percent might have been ill and some might have been out of the county. But the great bulk of the non-voters didn’t bother to acquire the greatest privilege accorded them by our democracy. * L Yes, it stumps a man or woman who consistently votes, to try to determine what goes onlnthe mind of an Ameri can who does not play the major role in his citizenship. The Citizen urges you and you atfd'you, who stayed away from the polls on May 4, to exereflfd your greatest privilege as an American by expressing your choice for governor' next Tuesday. “Save us from our friend?, we can take care of our enemies.’* The first part of that old saying made Acting Gov ernor Johns laugh, and everybody else laugh, at the TV debate between him and Collins, held in Miami last Thurs day night. Johns and everybody else had need to laugh, because it was the greatest joke that had ever occurred in Florida politics or the politics in any other state. Johns’ supporters didn’t know that the first edition of The Miami Herald goes to press at 7:15 o’clock in the evening. So what did they do? They put in the Herald a political advertisement that said Collins had been van quished by Johns in the TV debate, though the debate had not yet taken place when the first edition of the Herald was on the streets. Collins read the advertisement before the debate began, and Johns laughed and said, “Don’t blame me for what my .friends do. I didn’t know any more about the ad than you did.” Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Long used 4. Flower 9. Genus of the blue ! grass 12. Because 13. Think 14. Flow 15. Also 16. Witty saying 17. Laymen 19. Begin 21. Takes un lawfully . 21 Sulks 24. Chief workman 27. Across 28. First appearance 29. Leave 80. Cover 81. Trigo nometrical ratios 31 Brazilian coin 33. Article 34. Takes one’s way 35. Stirs the air 36. Lets down tension 3*. Without deliberation 39. Branches of learning 40. Imprecation 41. Flowering plant 43. Beard of grain 44. Shade tree 47. Uneven 48. Famous 50. Capital of Brazil 51. Automotive fuel 52. Lock of hair 53. Stitch * pit? 33 gp^r""” 33 # — !|| ||| ?T fT' ?7 “ | — 5-^1 Thursday, May 20, 1954 Solution of Yesterday’s Puzzle 9. Geometri cal solid 10. Not at home 11. Indefinite amount 18. Encourage 20. By 21. Garments 22. Grinding tooth 23. Sheeplike 24. Wards off 25. Representa tive 26. Loud 28. Takes the chief meal 31. Navigator’s instrument 32. Thin slioes of bacon 34. Caution 35. Obese 37. Goes ashore 38. Members of a crew 40. Is under obligation 41. Tooth of a gear wheel 42. Town in Ohio 43. Devoured 45. Falsehood 44. Cut down 49. Alternative DOWN 1. Frequently 2. Old card game 3. Sagged *. Volumes 5. On 6. Ignited 7. At home 8. Instrument for taking bearings at sea THE WONDERSOFSMiiRS bn* y -Sit // / A# " m/IT v jyl “Invasion U.S.A.” Is Shock Drama On At Islander Tensely depicting the nightmare of bombs falling on the U. S., Col umbia Pictures’ electrifying “In vasion U. S. A.” opens tonight the Islander Drive-In Theatre. “In vasion U. S. A.” easily is thje year’s shock drama. Gerald Mohr, Peggie Castle and Dan O’Herlihy are starred in the film, a grim screen contemplation of what would happen if the bombs ever are unleased on the territorial U. S. Terrifying in its impact, “In vasion U. S. A.’’ should evoke a universal agreement that so frigh tening a state of affairs must never be permitted to come to pass. “Invasion U. S. A.”, as its title would indicate, graphically depicts an enemy attack and what happens when the bombs are dropped on San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Boulder Dam. In particular, the drama concentrates on the fate of a group of people who are casually gathered in New York when word is flashed that Alaska has been attacked. The imminent attack on the continental U. S., which rapidly comes with devasta ting effect, sends the group back to their homes around the county to fight, to work, to prepare. It is through their eyes we see Boulder Dam smashed, Radio City toppled, paratroops taking over Washing ton, San Francisco in flames, Seat tle blasted, airfields A-bombed! In “Invasion U. S. A.,” Mohr plays a television reporter who helps to keep the American peo ple alert to the progress of the invasion. Miss Castle, a volunteer Red Cross worker, and Mohr help provide the film’s tragic love in terest. O’Herlihy plays a myster ious individual who tries td warn the film’s various principals of their possible doom in the event of “Invasion, U. S. A.” Competitive Exam Result Announced Captain Robert S. Simpson, USN, Commanding Officer of the Naval Hospital here, has announced the results of the Service-Wide Com petitive Examination conducted in February 1954. Captain Simpson stated that the following named staff personnel passed the examination and if oth erwise eligible will be advanced in rating effective 16 May 1954: H. D. Foster, Hospitalcorpsman, second class; J. C. Puckett, shipservice man barber, second class; R. E. Bishop, hospitalcorpsman, third class; R. D. Crifobin, hospitalcorps man, third class; J. H. Hirasa, hospitalcorpsman, third class; W. F. Mullins, hospitalcorpsman, third class; S. E. Permowicz, hospital corpsman, third class; J. L. By ars, hospitalcorpsman, third class; R. H. Johnson, hospitalcorpsman, third class; M. J. Lennart, hospi talcorpsman, third class; I. L. Wolf, hospitalcorpsman, third class and P. M. Gouveia, hospitalcorps man, third class. HUGGINS REPORTS TO SUR-AS-DEV-DET Lieutenant Commander Judson D. Huggins, U. S. Navy, reported from the U. S. Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, T. H. to Command er Surface Anti-Submarine Deve lopment Detachment here for duty on his staff as Assistant Torpedo Project Officer. Steel men use a pencil which will leave a mark on white hot ingots. This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb Tonight and tomorrow folks. Fiesta Alegre y Beneficial A big parade! A wonderful play! A grand ball! Let’s make this occa sion a success! All proceeds from the Fiesta go to the Monroe County Juvenile Building Fund. That in itself is suf ficient reason to cause a great res ponse on the part of Key Westers. However, there is also the reason that by participating wholehearted ly in the Fiesta, we wiilbe creat ing better relations wisfe out. gopd neighbor, Cuba. >,•• y- For that matter if ish’t even necessary to think of tonight’s and tomorrow’s fun being performed in the line of duty. Just go to town and have a good time. The spirit of the Fiesta is sure to snag you whe ther you want it to or not! Yearly Celebration Local merchants cry “poor mouth” during this slack season of the year. If this Fiesta can be made into a successful yearly event, it will be of immense value to Key West. Folks of Cuban des cent will come in from all parts of Florida especially Tampa and Miami. Save Some Money Celebrate the Fiesta Alegre y Beneficia but be sure and hold back a little money for another impor tant project that is going on just at present. How many of you have sons in the Navy? How many of you have daughters married to Navy person nel? How many of you sincerely want to make sure they are pro vided for in time of emergencies? You can do so by contributing to the “Command Fund Raising Campaign” currently being con ducted here in Key West in an ef fort to raise $21,000. Your son or daughter may be stationed a thousand miles away but regardless of the location, you can rest assured the civilians of that town are typical American fa thers and mothers. In most cases, these civilians will provide for local emergencies by contribwtjhg to the Navy Relief Society. Can we Key Westers do any less for the boys and their wives front other sections of the country who- have been entrusted to our cso* Turn about is fair play. You probably watched the par ade the other night and agreed fer vently with its theme: “Power For Peace.” In the normal course of events, not many of us can do Cancer Victiiip Becomes Citi^pn PARAMUS, N. J. Uftjfchorwald W. Petersen, 66, ill with lung cancer, had his fondest wish fulfilled Tuesday. \y He became a citizen of the United States, lying in his hospital bed at Bergen Pines. Bergen County Judge Lawrence A. Cavin ato came robed to the bedside to administer the oath. Locking on were his clerk and Raymond Hof* feller, director of the Jtefcark im migration service. Petersen, from Denmark, murmured, ‘Thank you, thank you,”* when he was pro nounced a citizen, but later added, “I wish I could get better.” There may be as many as 659,- 000 ants in a single nest. :'v much more than pay taxes to help bring this theme into actuality. This “Command Fund Raising Cam paign” sort of changes the picture a little bit. “Power” in the Armed Services is as much a matter of morale as it is of equipment. The sailor who, inadvertently and through no fault of his own, finds his back pushed against the wall because of finan cial difficulties isn’t of much use to himself or his country. That is its!soiniceito'coiiie home to si/*] ...air conditkmed.comfort Jj It'* really fine to eome home to air conditioned comfort after a hard day at work! _ _ . It’s fine to relax in the living room—to read, listen to the radio, watch TV, 0r... to just smile smugly and think how hot it is outside. olr-fondWonor you’ll wood* ; Sleep’s a treat, too, in air conditioned comfort Next morning you re up and at ’em, full of sip. None of that whipped feeling. —***** . This year, there’s a wider range of room air conditioners than ever Vih.p.* up to 350 squore feet before. Designed to fit standard windows, including casements. Easy |,.p.* up to 450 square feet to install, no plumbing. Cost of operation, amazingly low. 550 Ask your dealer right away about your room air conditioners—to I_l 1, ■ . cool, dehumidify, and clean the air in your home, all summer long. r *bn sure #0 hav odnqvatn wiring City Electric System ELECTRICITY TODAY’S BIGGEST BARGAIN cnapter 31 r\R STOKES came around the desk, sat down In the chair rd been using. He switched the gun to his • left hand and with the gloved fingers of his right began to strike keys, fast and hard. He took minutes to do what he was doing. Once I set myself to jump, but he pointed the gun at my belly and I relaxed. And then the doctor finished, and got up, shifting the gun back to his right hand. "There’s your out,’* he said. “You can leave town as 1 tell you to, but this stays with me so that I’ll know you’ll stay away from Smith City, the Ealing case, and me. Come and see what 1 wrote.” He drew back tornird one side of the desk and let me approach the typewriter. He’d written the no e in capitals: ONLY I KNOW HOW AND WHY I MURDERED RICHARD EAL ING, MRS. PETTIGREW, AL BENSINGER AND ALCHISEZ. AND I WON’T TELL. I AM MAKING THIS CONFESSION BECAUSE I FEEL FORCED TO. NOW I AM CHECKING OUT FOREVER. I WONT FACE AN OTHER SESSION WITH THE POLICE. GOODBYE TO ALL. “Sign it,” he ordered me. I straightened up and faced him, almost within grabbing dis tance, but not quite. “Nothing doing,” I said. “Do you call this a confession? It reads like a suicide note, It would look grand beside my dead body, wouldn’t it? Well. I don’t sign, doctor. You can kill me. but fm not doing anything that will clear you of that.” “Then leave it like that. It’s al most as good without your sign ing.” He pointed the pistol, his hand tense on it. “You’re right, it does look like a suicide note. Good—a suicide note, a dead body. Case closed.” He stepped an inch toward me and I backed up. I felt the breeze from the window just behind me. where the Navy Relief Society steps in. Though not a charitable organization in the normal sense of the word, the Relief Society pro vides all the better features of charity with none of the demoraliz ing effects. You who have lived right here in Key West all your lives have pro bably faced domestic crises where you felt you had reached the end of your rope. How much worse By MANLY.WELLMAN I Tf you shoot me,” I talked fast, 1 “you’ll have to leave that gun beside me. Even if you close my hand around it, you won t leave the right kind of prints. It won’t be as good a job as the one you did with Ealing. And guns can be traced through who sold them. Raniel will trace that one. Right to you.” ‘Talk yourself out,” said Dr. Stokes, smiling above those two sfaring muzzles. “Its the last thing you’ll ever do.” “Tliey’ll tie the gun to you. Shooting me sends you definitely 4o the chair. You’re a fooL doc tor.” “No, Yates,” he said. “It's you that’s being the fool. You aren’t going to die by a bullet.” He threw the gun and it bounced off of my face, filling my eyes with sparks. I swayed back ward and he rushed in and grabbed my shoulders, forcing them back. I reeled off balance, the win dow sill against the backs of my knees. I fell halfway out, grab bing the stiff fabric of the shade that shoved out of the window with me. I stared up into the eve ning sky, just beginning to dust itself over with the first stars. I felt the whip of the breeze and heard the motors in the street, ninety miles below. Then I pulled, and the shade tore to pieces, but I was back in. I threw Dr. Stokes clear of me and he stooped like lightning. So did I, my hand out for that fallen gun, but he had it first. “What’s going on in here?” That was J. D. Thatcher. She walked in from the front office, her face as white as death under the most lovely hair-do the an gels in heaven might envy. Dr. Stokes, in the act of lifting the gun toward me, spun around as if her voice had pulled him like a string. He called her a name I won’t set down here and started to point the gun at her. But I’d had time to step in. 1 clouted him behind the ear. TJTS gun went off, but he was “ on the way down and the bullet ploughed into the floor. "What’s going—” J. D. started to say again. would it have been if you were in a strange town, hampered by mili tary regulations, and with no imme diate friends to turn to? This is the situation that many a sailor and his wife face and it’s a situation that you can help them solve by contributing now to the “Command Fund Raising Campaign.” Some of you readers have fussed in times past about “the Navy try ing to take over the town.” Have K<Vl (■Lv ‘j? “Call a doctor.” I told her. “Quick. Mrs. Pettigrews hurt—” J. D. gurgled and muttered and I thought she was going to be hysterical. But she readied for the phone. Dr. Stokes got up to his knees, then tq his feet. 1 jabbed him in the nose to ready him and his glasses flew off. I saw his eyes stare and Mink. Then I shifted and uppercut him. His whole body followed his head backward, hard and heavy, and flopped on the floor. This time he lay as still ss Mrs. Pettigrew. J. D. was telephoning. When she had finished, she looked at me. “They’re sending an ambu-> lance,” she said. “Isn’t that bet ter?” “Much better," I said. Then, as she turned toward Mrs. Petti*, grew, “No, don’t touch her. Leave that for somebody who knows how to handle a bad concussion case. Shove the phone over, will you?” I called police headquarters. "Is Lieutenant Raniel in his office?” I asked. For a wonder, he was. “This is Yates," I told him. “Can you come over to my office? I’ve got that killer we’ve all been trying to catch.” “Oh,” he said. “Whe’s year new nominee, mastermind?" “An old nominee,” I rsnUsd. “Dr. Stokes." “Now look here, if you think I’m going through that same monkey business again—” “It’s not the same businsas. It’s the real thing. He’s confessed. He’s pulled a gun. He’s tried to kill a witness. He’s resisted ar mrest." “It’s another of your pipe dreams,” Raniel almost wailed. “I’m sick of the day you bummed your way into town.” “Call it whatever you want tq but get over here. I just got through slapping Dr. Stokes bow legged. He wears glasses 1 knocked him loose from them. It’s a crime to hit anybody that wears glasses, isn’t it? Come over on that account, come over on my account, but come over. Quick.” “I’m coming,” be said. (Ta be eeatfaaed) you ever stopped to think that with “the Navy,” there might not be any. town to take over?! For twelve months of the year, we need the Navy and need it badly. Since it does so much for us, let’s make sure that we don’t let the Navy “Command Fund Raising Cam paign” close before we’ve helped it reach its goal. Get your dona tions in now personally or by mail.