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the key west citizen The Key West Citizen e streets^' Jn d >y> <r °°‘ Th * atteß Bulldi " C - cor ° er only Dll| y Nwp P t in Kay Wwt and Monro* County L. P. ARTMAN, Editor and PubUahar „ 1921 -1954 NORMAN D. ARTMAN i Editor and Publishor Entered at Key West, Florida, at Second Class Matter , TELEPHONES 2.5541 and 2-5462 .Teo* *‘* oc ' at *d Pfaat—The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to it Ushed* here™ 15 * cre< * lte< * * n paper, and also the local news pub- Member Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by carrier), 25c per waek; 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 anonymous communications IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN L More Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. * 5. Community Auditorium. THE UNITED NATIONS The President of the United Nations recently made an impassioned plea for member countries to respect the world body as a great peace-making organization and to refer their disputes to it. Without criticizing those who took part in the recent Geneva Conference, and the ear lier Berlin Conference, he intimated that such meetings might be conducted to better advantage under United Nations auspices. We are in sympathy with the motives, and the ideals, of the U. N. President. We also wish that conditions and realities concerning the United Nations were such that meetings like those at Geneva and Berlin could be held under United Nations sponsorship and accomplish the de sired results. However, experience has shown that the United Na tions sometimes becomes nothing more than a glorified debating society, and is incapable of taking effective ac tion in times of crisis. We have mentioned this disillusion ing fa<*t on several occasions in the past, and called at tention to the complete disregard of United Nations by the Arab States and Israel some years ago, the disregard of the United Nations by rebellious and government forces in Guatemala recently, and the complete disregard of United Nations’ demands by the Communists in Korea and other areas on many occasions. The history of the world since 1945 the end of World War II shows tha,t the United Nations has ac complished many things. Some of the scientific and tech nical organizations have done much to improve the lot of the common man in various parts of the world. Cer tainly the United Nations has accomplished something in the field of peace-making, but just how much it has ac complished in this realm is a matter of hot dispute. Giving until it hurts sometimes applies to the re cipient, too. Life would be very simple if more people were will ■ ing to be themselves. A lot of “experts” are talking about things they don’t know too much about. So long as your money holds out, you will have plenty of “friends” to help you spend it. 11 - A business is only as good as the person running it, and that’s why businessmen are unpredictable, over the long haul. Industrial production has leveled off, and the ex perts say the next move will be up, which is mildly en couraging, if you believe in experts. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Wheeled vehicles 6. Shear 9. Craft 12. Wind Instru ment IS. Repetition 14. Sticky stuff 15. Part of a fraction 17. Fastener IS. Staying power 19. Russian mountains 21. Wild animal 22. Ice runner 23. Shovel 26. Hermit 28. Fowl 29. Bustle 10. Siouan Indian Si. Lift S4. Slaves 36. Likeness S7. Night before 38. Sootch cake 39. Worked too hard 43. Chinese river 44. Never again 46. Pronoun 47. Persian poet 48. Norse god 49. Feminine ending 50. Depend 61. Bows the head DOWN 1. Studies 2. Border 1. Capital of Italia 4. Appeared 5. 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Anew government import policy is responsible. Officials decided to liberalize quota restrictions on some imports while at the same time boosting duties on most of these imports. The lover of beer, ale or wine is in a trying situation. Previously, imports were regulated to a per centage of a base quota. Now the quantitative restriction is off, and anyone can drink to his heart’s content—provided duties increased by 100 to 150 per cent will let him. A quart bottle of beer or ale had a duty of about 9 cents; now the duty is 21 cents. Champagnes used to have a duty of $3.50 a gallon but now are rated at $8.90. Wines have been boosted similarly. India makes razor blades, but a smooth shave is a “luxury” re quiring foreign-made blades. Im ports of these have been limited to 20 per cent of the base quota. The new policy allows imports up to 30 per cent of the base quota; it also hikes the import duty from 30 per cent of the value of the blades to 40 per cent. (The base quotas are determined by a formu la based on annual imports be tween 1945 and 1950). An old ban on bringing in as-! sembled automobiles is gone. The! choice is no longer limited to the I new foreign manufacturers who assemble their vehicles here. But the duty on the imported auto is 75 per cent of its value or $1 260. whichever is higher. For the woman shopping for her wardrobe, the new quotas mean possibly twice as much foreign made silk hosiery, cottons, wool ens or other fabrics on the mar ket. Along with this greater choice go boosted duties on hose. 80 per cent instead of 66; on other fabrics, about 60 per cent instead of the 30 per cent average level; previously. Increased imports of a few arti-' cles are to be allowed without the . duty being raised. Chief among these are watches and toys. The government said the new * program is intended to provide high duty protection for some young Indian industries which pre- j viouslv had been protected by quota restrictions. Officials explained the policy in this manner: In the past, the lower quotas created a scarcity of foreign-made goods, leading to high prices. With liberalized quotas, the goods should be more plentiful and prices should come down despite | boosts in duties. THIEF DROPS S2O MAKING GETAWAY GREENWOOD, S.C. <*-When George H. Davis opened his motor j company here Wednesday he found a S2O bill on the floor, then dis-1 covered the place had been broken into during the night. It apparently was dropped by the intruder who took only a small amount of change from an un locked safe. About two-thirds of the fatal ac cidental falls in the United States each year occur in or about the home. (Reprinted from “Public Safety,” National Safety Council publica tion.) Kiwannis and Safety On Sunday, August 1 Don E. Eng dahl, of Spokane, Wash., officially became the new president of Ki wanis International. And when offices opened on Mon day, he was one of the first visi tors at National Safety Council headquarters in Chicago to ex press personally to Council Presi dent Ned H. Dearborn his inten tion of continuing, and even in creasing, the energetic safety pro grams of Kiwanis clubs and their 228,000 members throughout the United States and Canada in the coming year. A short time before Mr. Engdanl sat down to chat with Mr. Dear born about the accident problem, he had made, as tradition calls for his first official public appearance as Kiwanis Club. And what was one of the very first pledges made by the new president in his talk? To promote safety on the high way, in the home, in industry and on the farm. The Kiwanis saAty objective for 1954 is based on a clause in the Kiwanis creed which reads: “We believe that we should uti lize every avenue of approach to the problem of safety, including respect for the land and a court eous regard for the rights of others, to the end that there will be a saving in the appalling waste of life and property.” PEOPLE’S FORUM The Citizen welcomes expressions of the views of its read ers, but the editor reserves the right to delete any items which are considered libelous or unwarranted. The writers should be iII n eon^'n# *h* latters to 200 words and write on one side of the paper only. Signature of the writer must accompany the letters and will be oublished unless reouested otherwise. LIKES SPORTS COLUMN Editor, The Citizen; | ave always read and enjoyed the “Following Thru” article. 1 would like to read more of it. Thanking you. IDILIO SALINERO WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE Editor. The Citizen: W ater, water, water, I have heard so much about water in the last few months, especially our drinking water. These professionals that think they know 7 so much about our health I would like to ask them if they are sure that the water we are using now 7 for drinking is the cause of tooth decay. If it is, why we better go back to rain water or the old time well water, that’s what I was raised on and I never had any trouble with mv teeth, until I was sixty-five years old. Will these professionals give us a guarantee? I mean can we hold them responsible for putting a bad taste in our mouth or making our children sick or would we have to take our own satisfaction? Now why don’t the doctors and dentists look into such as tooth paste and soda water and such, and maybe they would find a better way to stop decay in children’s teeth and another thing these doctors and dentists know that the people of Key West buy this w 7 ater. The doctors and dentists don’t give us this water. We buy it, because we like the taste and think it is good for our health .and teeth too. I wonder who they think they are telling the people This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb Munching watermelon W'hile you are driving can prove an expen sive luxury, as Wayne M. Murrow, of Bondurant, lowa, found out. Associated Press dispatch from Des Moines, la., tells of SSO fine plastered on Citizen Murrow after arrestinghofficer told court defen dant passed him at 60 mph eat ing watermelon. England Needs Another Browning England needs * another Elizabeth Barret Browning to cry out against highway accidents, according to Lord Latham, Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex. (Mrs; Browning arous ed England’s conscience to the hon ors of factory work for youngsters.) Speaing at a recent meeting of the London Accident Prevention Council. Lord Latham asked: “How can we continue to toler ate the fact that every week 15 children are killed and nearly 850 are injured on our roads. Why in heaven’s name do we allow this slaughter of the innocents to go on?” Lord Latham said the “overrid ing reason” traffic accidents con tinue is “the general lazy compla cency in accepting as something normal that death and injury should stalk our streets.” “Parents,” he concluded, “have a special responsibility in prevent ing accidents. Parental neglect is a major factor in the appalling number of road casualties of chil dren under five years of age.” wfk. ..j Ear To The Ground By JIM COBB * The optimism expressed by the Commonwealth Oil Company in their annual report that there may be oil in the Florida Keys and its surrounding waters, is back ed by scientific studies. Commonwealth, operating in Florida, Alabama and Haiti, own or , leases 837,584 acres in South Florida and the Keys. Their geologist reported on a study made in the area saying that the off-shore geological for mations in the Keys area are very similar to those in the Middle East where there is oil aplenty. That’s the reason they are optimistic. ★ ★ ★ The Dade County interests who say that the Overseas Road and Toll Bridge District land belongs to all of Florida are slightly be fuddled in their reasoning—noth ing new for them. If they feel that way, then why confine the claim of ownership to Florida alone —why not include every state in the union on which we depend for our tourist business. We could set up a claim office in every major city and anyone who ever paid a toll on the Over seas Highway could present their receipt and walk off with the deed to a parcel of land. The Dade County boys lost the argument—but they won’t admit it. ★ ★ ★ POTPOURRI: The city is taking on a festive atmosphere with the decorations for the ferry celebra tion. Mr. Grass, proprietor of Mission Groups Plan Merger NEW YORK (An—'Two of Ameri ca’s oldest Baptist mission agen cies—the 122-year-old Home Mis sion Society and the 77-year-old Woman’s Home Mission Society are merging. Plans call for a single missions agency to eliminate duplication and overlapping of activities and personnel. The plan must be approved by; the American Baptist Convention next May. The two agencies employ more than 1,000 missionaries in the United States, Alaska, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua and El Salvador. PR MEETING GAINESVILLE pub lic relations people will gather | here Sept. 30 for a Ihree-day con -1 ference at the University of Flor ida. Coffee shop opened in London in 1686 gave birth to the insurance firm, Lloyd’s of London. what kind of water they must drink. As far as science is, some things they found out has turned out to be very fine and good for the people of this country and I also want to tell you that science has found out some other things that has put not only our country, but the whole world in a shaky, condition. People are in a nervous condition over what the scientists have discovered. Now, the professionals of Florida and a few Key West “know alls” want to make us drink doped water. Let the public have a say. Water, water, it tastes good to me as it is and if they give the people a chance to vote 1 hope they get to the polls and vote against doping our water, and vote against the man that introduced it in Key West. HARRY RICHARDSON 1415 Newton Street September 16, 1954 Key West, Florida. ANSWER ABOUT MINISTER Editor, The Citizen: To the person who wrote as New Englander: You wrote wondering whatever happened to the sin cere, earnest preacher who was holding meetings in the tent on Flagler Avenue when you w-ere down here in Key West last year. Elder Bob Matthews, of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at the corner of Fifth and Seidenberg, is the man you are seeking. Elder Matthews was only three weeks ago transferred to Lake City, Florida, and I have taken his place here in Key West. I am glad you like Key West and want to make it your home, but I am even more happy to know that you are interested in finding a “home church.” I do hope that you will drop b> f the church any week day between 8 a. m. and 3 p. m. I would enjoy talking with you. C. L. JORDAN, Pastor Church Fifth and Seidenberg Pepe's Cafe, which lays claim to being the oldest coffee shop m Florida in continuous operation after nearly a half century, will provide free coffee on the day the “ferry fiesta” starts next Friday . . . You can expect some fire works in city hall shortly concern ing the tax assessing setup. The tax assessor needs an office—he’s working out of his briefcase now. Trouble is, the city budget is very tight. . . One Keys resident we know, has a solution for the Overseas Highway hassle. Blow up the bridges, says he. Says there will b fewer traffic deaths, too. . . Suggestions: the Key West High School-Jackson, Tenn. foot ball game will be broadcast throughout the Volunteer State. . . . We’ve had a lot of phone calls from painters wanting to know how they can obtain work on the Seven Mile Bridge project. Jeff Knight, of the Florida State Employment Service officer here, said that he has received no re quests for workmen on the pro ject. His suggestion: Keep in touch with the local painter's union or apply at the scene when the work starts. . . We hear that Hal Wallis’ next production will be another Tennessee Williams script. Summer and Smoke. . . Key West ers are looking forward to the Lions Club football classic Dec. 3, and not just because of the foot ball game. A lot of them will be on tap for the halftime show featuring the Coral Gables high school band, which is rated even higher than the Miami High School band which appeared last year . . . The latter combination had some acts (and gals) that would have made a hit in any Broadway musical we’ve ever seen. Helpful Youth Lifts Wallet " CHARLOTTEN, N.C. (*—Mr*. Margaret Berlow, who recently moved here from Emerson, N.J , told police she wasn’t too im pressed with the kind of southern hospitality she encountered Wed nesday. A youth offered assistance in backing her car from a parking lot. Pleased, she slid from under the wheel and the youth glided the car back smoothly, and went on his way. Several blocks later she noticed her billford containing S7O was missing from her purse on the front seat. There are 15 known meteorite craters on the earth's surface, says the National Geographic Society. Reds Extend Criticism To Stenographers MOSCOW u P Soviet self-criti cism has got around to the clock watching stenographer. Trud, newspaper of the trad* union, describes Irene as a girl (she is 45 but acts like 19) who if mad about the word “madly (ne zumno)” and also loves to say “absolutely (aboslutno).*' When she gets on the telephona, it’s enough to drivo the rest of the office staff mad. A bookkeeper counted up that Irene in a single day telephoned 49 times to friends and relatives. And he figured out out how much time she costs the Soviet state by primping her face eight hour* a month. Such inefficiency and self-indul gence, says Trud, must stop. “Irene Gregoriovna.” says Trud, “likes to talk very much and her voice is heard the whole day. Sh* keeps repeating how she was mad ly happy yesterday, how madly jol ly her last party was. how madly sleepy she is now, what a madly terrible headache she has. how madly tight are her shoes. She is also madly hungry. . . “One can observe that there ia nothing in her work that interests Irene. It is the telephone that In terests her. “For Irene lunch consists of two parts. First is the official lunch hour which, instead of devoting to a meal, she uses to go shopping. When she finishes with the shop ping tour she takes time off to eat at her desk, with great appetite.... “Then she manages to stop work 1 Va hours before the end of her working day. And she announces that she is madly tired as sh* leaves her chair with an exhaust ed sigh.” The next total eclipse of the sun will be June 20. 1955 and will be visible over southeastern Asia and the Philippines. This ferry business is a serious matter for Key West. I don't car* whether you feel it is a good idea or a bad one, it is something which should support wholeheartedly. There are some folks who fee! that the “City of Key West” is too small a ship. They should realize that the only way we’re likely to even get a larger one is for the present one to be a success. Other lines will be watching the outcome of the Key West - Cardenas run to judge whether it would be pro fitable to step in with competition. Last week. I was a little provok ed with Abe Aronovitz. Mayor of Miami, who was suppose to be pre sent at the christening of the “City of Key West.” Aronovitz caused the ceremony to be late and then sent a message that he could not attend at all. This certainly was not the attitude he displayed when jhe was down here a couple of ! years go, calling himself a “Conch” j and urging adoption of dog racing . for the town’s prosperity. Personally. I can't see where the new ferry will have any imme diate effect upon businesses such as Dick's Tire Service. In the long run, however, if it is successful, it will help the town in general, i And don’t kid yourself with “Conch like” thoughts the prosperity of i all merchants in Key West is de pendent upon the welfare of each other. I’ve never been able to under stand the attitude sometimes dis played by local merchants “to heck with others, all I want is money coming into my own cash register!'' Such an idea might bring temporary returns but it doesn't create steady, dependable i business. Dick’s Tire Service is ambitious. We want to grow bigger. That’s : why we try so hard to please every customer whether he is mere jlv buying a “swimmin tube’ for hit kid or a carload of heavy duty, US Royal turck tires. Dick’s is headquarters for US , Royal tires. We also have our own j Lodi Steam recapping shop do sectional repair work —and pro vide top-notch road service. Dick’* is located at 929 Truman Ave. Hours, 7 a. m. - 7 p. m. Telephone I 2-2842.—(adb.) PEOPLE WHO KNOW ABOUT THE RELIABILITY OP MY FUTURE BOSS CONSIDER THEY NAVE SOMETHING TO BE t thankful about .