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most equable climate in the country, with an average range of only 14' Fahrenheit VOL. LXXV No. 221 JOSEPH ESQUINALDO Winners In Safety Essay Contest Are Named Today Prizes For Safety Week Event Are Awarded In Morning Program ?:?//■ Winner* of the essay contest on the subject of “Why Be Safe?” sponsored by the Key West Safety Council, were awarded their cash prizes this morning by Safety Council President Bill Gibb. The awards were made* at the San Carlos and Strand Theatres, where the man agement public - jfliiritedly offered their regular movies free in addition to safety films to the children of Key IWest. One winner each was selected from senior and junior high and elementary school levels. Winners Told Winner in the senior high school •lass was Donna Rae Gomez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Law rence Gomez of J 305 Truman Ave nue and a student at the Convent f Mary Immaculate. In the junior high school group, Joseph Esquinaldo was the winner. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Esquinaldo of 419 Vri ginia Street and a student at the Key West High School Annex. Johnny Samek was the winner in the elementary school competition. Johnny, a sixth grade student at Poinciana School, is the son of Lieu tenant and Mr;. Dan Samek of 2420 Fogarty. Lt. Samek (USN) is attached to the Seaplane Base here. Friz* Fund The cash prizes were $25, sls and $lO and were drawn from a fund subscribed to for this and other cafety essay and slogan contests by the Coca Cola Bottling Cos., Cou ture Car Rental, Monroe Motors, Inc., Mulberg Chevrolet Cos., Twins Garage and Wagner Sign Shop. To eliminate any possibility of favortism, conscious or subcons cious on the part of the judges, the Board of Judges was compos ed of out-of-towners. These were Mr. and Mrs. H. Travathn <f Jacksonville, Dr. Edward Salem of Rome, Italy, and Mr. E. Tifel of Pittsburgh, Pa., all guests at the Casa Marina Hotel. Actor And Wife Set Trial Split PASADENA, Calif, m Motion picture actor Grant Withers, 51. recuperating from an overdose of ulcer medicine, and his wife, Cu ban dancer Estelita, 25, have •tarted a “trial separation.** The actor has been under treat ment at a sanitarium since his wife found him unconscious in bis bedroom Wednesday. They were married in Reno in January 1953. Both had been mar ried previously, Withers to actress Loretta Young and Estelita to Chu Chu Martinez, night club singer. NOTICE All Slate and County Occupational Licenses must be secured ON or BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1954, in order to avoid Ad Valorem penalties. HOWARD E. WILSON, County Tax Collector. ®ljc Mm West teNJI - . j DONNA RAE GOMEZ Japanese Stage Demonstration At US Embassy TOKYO (*— Twelvo Japanese demonstrated today. out* id e the U.S. Embassy as funeral services were conducted for a fisherman regarded by his countrymen as the H-bomb’s first victim. Twtr ?Ipa ne s e newspapers, meanwhile, attacked U.S. officials who have Said Aikichi Kuboyama might not have died if American physicians had been allowed to treat him. The 12 who demonstrated at the embassy were from Yaizu, home town of Kuboyama who died Thurs day night after he and 22 ship mates were dusted with radio active ash after an H-bomb test at Bikini March 1. Demand* Mad* They carried placards and peti tions demanding an end to atomic weapons test. The embassy’s iron gate was closed and the demonstrators were told the compound was closed be cause Saturday was a holiday. Later, however, some of the demonstrators entered the com pound with a Socialist legislator who had an appointment on an other matter. They told an embassy official the United States should pay Japan 10 million dollars for damages re sulting from the H-bomb tests. The United States has offered one million dollars and Japan re portedly is asking five to seven million. Pap*rs Angered The two statements which an gered Tokyo newspapers were made by Dr. John J. Morton, di rector of the U.S. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, and by Rep. Carl llinshaw (R-Calif). Morton said Japanese doctors never allowed Americans “to treat, or even examine the vic tim. ’’ Hinshaw said “There will always remain the question of whether this man would have died if Jap anese authorities had permitted examination and treatment by skilled physicians from the Atomic Energy Commission.” NICARAGUANS HERE Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Renedo, con sul general of Nicaragua, are va cationing at the Casa Marina Ho tel. THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. fekr 7 if - 'trWKKnm 52* v. ~A •#•■' -■ - . * . * ? JOHNNY SAMEK Five Tie For Last Place In C. Of C. Race Primary Ballots For Directors Counted Today Five men tied for six teenth place in the Chamber of Commerce primary bal loting for anew board of directors, it was announced today. Each of the five men got 13 votes each. The five who tied for last pla e on the 16-place primary ballot were: Mayor C. B. Garvey, Horace (rßryant, A. M. Adams, A. G. Hunt, Mike Lanasa. Others Named The other 15 men named were Claude Speer, Edwin Trevor, Mcl Levitt, George Ehrhart, Glynn Ar cher, George Bonamy, Carl Ber valdi, Toby Bruce, Burt Garnett, Allen Hampton William Neblett, Joe Pearlman, Orvis Kemp, Joe Pinder, and William Arnold. Mrs. Mary Graham, chamber £rexy, drew to pick one of the five who were tied for last place. The five names were concealed in rolled pieces of paper. She drew Adams. Final Vote Del* The 16 names will appear on the final ballot which will be mailed to chamber members Sept. 28. These ballots will be counted Oct. 5. On the final ballot, eight names will be selected to serve as new chamber directors. They will take office immediately and at their first meeting, the eight will select officers. Harold Laubscher, chamber ma nager, said 414 ballots were mailed out for this primary but that only 155 were returned to the chamber. 847 Crew Escapes As Big Bomber Crashes, Burns S ALIN A, Kan. m A 847 jet bomber crashed into a ditch and burst into flames after over-shoot ing a runway at the Smoky Hill Air Base here late last night but three crewmen escaped injury. One firefighter was hospitalized. Lt. Leon M. Shaddox, base infor mation officer, said the six-engine bomber had just landed from a routine training flight but for some unknown reason did not stop.. He said the plane rolled about 350 yards beyond the end of the runway before coming to a halt in a shallow ditch. It burst into flames and was destroyed. The plane remained upright. The crewmen scrambled to safe ty. They included the plane’s com mander, Capt. George S. Smith, ! 33. Allen Park, Mich.; Ist Lt. Thomas H. Waggoner, 26, New Castle, Ind.. the pilot, and Capt. j Earle E. Western. 33, Sacramento, Calif., an observer. Umble's Canvas Shop New Location 108 DUVAL STREET TELEPHONE 2-2592 KEY WEST, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2!, 1254 Lawyers Confer After News Of Indictment Arrest In Judith Roberts Murder Case Promised BALTIMORE <£>—A conference between Baltimore and Florida prosecuting attorneys was sched uled today in the wake of a secret indictment returned in Miami in the Judith Ann Roberts murder case. Judith Ann, 7, daughter of Balti more attorney James T. Roberts, was abducted last July 7 from the Miami home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rosenberg. Her beaten and mutilated body was found in a clump of bushes several blocks away shortly after daybreak. It was believed an arrest would follow the conference betweeen states’ attorneys Anselm Sodaro of Baltimore and George A. Braut igam of Florida. Dad* Deputies Work Two Dade County Florida deputy sheriffs, William McCrory and Earl Venno, have been in Balti more for several days investigat ing the Roberts case. The deputies said Brautigam was bringing a warrant with him to Baltimore. The deputies headed for Towson, a suburb on the north edge of Baltimore. They explained they were going to Towson to get a “fugitive warrant.” The little victim’s parents and several others questioned by the two deputies in connection with the case live in Baltimore county suburbs. Name Withheld The name of the person charged in the Florida two-count indictment was withheld pending arrest. The indictments were returated yesterday. The Florida jurors heard testi mony from detectives Charles H Sapp and I. J. Whitman of the Miami police homicide bureteu ,u( from Leonard H. Hamilton American Burea of Ifugistigation, a privately operated detective agency in Washington, D.C. The child’s kidnaper drove off in the Rosenberg automobile after taking the car keys from Rosen berg’s trousers. The car was abandoned a block from where the body was found. At the time of the kidnaping Judith Ann and her parents were visiting with Mrs. Roberts’ parents in Miami. Courtesy In Traffic Urged By Chief Perez “In traffic, courtesy is a life and death matter,” Chief Bienvenido Perez said today. In making this statement the Chief said the Key West Safe’y Council deserved special commen dation for organizing the local Sa fety Week. •* The reason for this great coord inated effort, according to Chief Perez, is simply the knowledge that many motor vehicle accidents nev er would occur if all drivers would realize that courtesy on the hign way actually does save lives. “A study of violations in traffic accidents,” he explained, “indicat es certain acts of courtesy that drivers can carry out 10 protect themselves and others from injury and death on the highway.” Referring to National Safety Council studies on fatal motor ve hicle accidents for 1954, Chief Pe rez said they indicated that the fol lowing list of courteous acts must be considered basic to safe driv ing: 1. Share the road by driving in the proper lane. 2. Allow ample clearance when passing. 3. Yield the right of way to other drivers. . .to pedestrians. 4. Give proper signals for turns and stops. 5. Dim headlights when meeting or following vehicles. 6. Respect traffic laws, signs, signals and road markings. 7. Adjust driving to road, traf fic and weather conditions. Perez urged everyone to remem ber and act on the slogan, “Make ; Courtesy Your Code of the Road.” Steel Reinforcing Strunk Lumber 120 Si monton, noar Wat tarn Union Flames Kill 3 In Fight To Control Forest Fires Hjk * m I'* :* V' i • m - m ’"'" ■’* v ‘* N.'sf J 'i'W mL -Ilk m it m *\ '•>. fl| SAFETY QUEEN—Miss Ileana Fueyo was crowned as Key West's Safety Queen in this mornin's events at the Strand and San Carlos theaters in a climax to Safety Week here. Jack Delaney placed the crown on the head of Miss Fueyo. a student at the Convent of Mary Immaculate.—Photo by Spillman. L. ■_ 1 Jke*s Aides Insist Campaign By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aides to President Eisenhower say the step-up in Eisenhower’s personal campaign for a Republi can Congress was planned long ago and it doesn’t mean that GOP concern about the Nov. 2 election has increased. At the summer White House in Denver, aides said Eisenhower’s most forceful pronouncement of the burgeoning campaign Thurs day night at Los Angeles was dic tated by a plan to start GOP vote-seeking at an easy pace, gradually bringing it to a climax Democrat Adlai Stevenson took note last night of Eisenhower’s larger role in the campaign and contended the President is plead ing for a Republican Congress “to save the Republican party.” Stevenson's View Stevenson, who’ll address a Democratic rally at Minneapolis tonight, told an Evanston, 111. audi ence that Eisenhower is saying, in effect, “give me a Republican Autopsy Cleared Before Death TRENTON, N. J. ÜB-In what Superior Court Judge C. Thomas Schettino termed a “radical” de cision, permission has been granted in advance to perform an autopsy on a Red Bank school janitor after he dies. Schettino yesterday ordered the post-mortem examination of bed ridden Harry Estelle, 55, after Estelle’s wife objected to plans for an autopsy. The case came up because the condition of Estelle’s lungs is in volved in a workmen’s compensa tion case, and an insuracne com pay. acting through the Red Bank Board of Education, said em balming fluid would destroy some necessary evidence. The court said only the lungs could be examined. The Local KIWANIS CLUB Will Play the UPPER KI WANIS CLUB in a . . . BENEFIT COMIC SOFTBALL GAME TONIGHT AT 8 O'CLOCK IN BAYVIEW PARK The game promises to be one of the most hilarious of the year. Tickets are on sale from any Kiwanis member. They can al so be purchased at game time tonight. Congress to do what we couldn’t do with a Republican Congress.” “The nation can’t be saved that way,” Stevenson said. For the GOP, House Speaker Martin of Massachusetts was in Pueblo, Colo., last night. He said voters must decide whether they | want Eisenhower’s legislative pro gram “sabotaged and ripped to shreds” by a Democratic Congress. Vice President Nixon will return to the fray Tuesday for a second major speaking tour that will take him into five northeastern states. Write-In Vote In New Jersey, former Gov. Walter E. Edge, a Republican, termed a movement inviting write in votes for former Rep. Fred A. Hartley for U.S. senator a “trans parent and flagrant attempt” to destroy the Republican party. Edge said in a statement: “Under the guise of demanding the withdrawal of our party nomi nee, Clifford P. Case, . . . They are in plain language actually en deavoring to accomplish his de feat .. .” Stevenson spoke last night in be half of Sen. Douglas (D-Ill) who is opposed for reelection by Republi can Joseph T. Meek. The 1953 Democratic presidential candidate said it is hard to know what Meek “stands for except day by day expediency. Expediency is the policy of the Republican party.” Congress Rapped Stevenson said the GOP-control led 83rd Congress ‘ stood for dis order, incompetence and impo tence.” Senate Republican Leader Know land of California yesterday listed the impending election as the ma jor factor in deciding to convene the Senate Nov. 8 to consider whether to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Action at that time would be "in an atmosphere free from pre election tensions,” Knowland said. A special Senate Committee that considered the censure move by | Sen. Flanders tR-Vt) announced j yesterday it has completed a unan ! imous report on the issue and will make it public Monday. Flanders | contends McCarthy’s conduct has tended to bring the Senate into dis i repute. Laureano Moreno YOUR RESIDENT PIANO TUNER Will Return The Firnt Week In October CALL 2-2947 NOW FOR APPOINTMENTS Weary Fighters Appear To Be Winning In Calif. Area LOS ANGELES (AP) With three men dead and at least 10 homes burned, weary fire fighters appeared to be gaining control today of four forest and brush blazes throughout California. Flames killed three fire fighters from the Folsom Prison honor camp yesterday near the small mining town of Sierra City, north of Lake Tahoe in northern California. Albury Named Acting Judge Attorney Hilary Albury hat been named acting city judge t* replace Judge Enrique Es quinaldo, Jr., who will be a mong the official guests en the first run of the Key West - Cu ba ferry. Albury, who served a term as judge three years age, has recently returned to this city to practice law. Handyman Is Charged In Wife Slaying Story Of Fire Death Fails To Stand Up Under Investigation SHAWANO, Wis. US—A 20-year old North woods handyman tripped up by two discrepancies in his story of the fire death of his wife faced arraignment on charges of first degree murder and arson today. Dist. Atty. Frederic Eberlein said the charges would be filed against Thomas Bostwick, 20, in the death of his wife, Inase, early Wednesday. The body of the 20- year old woman was found in the charred ruins of their home near Bimamwood. Gives Reason Eberlein said Bostwick admitted yesterday that he killed his wife “because she cried all night” over failure to bear a second child. The stout, bespectacled youth at first told authorities that when the fire broke out in a corner of the kitchen ceiling of their four-room home he awakened his wife and told her to walk through the woods a mile to the home of a neighbor. He said he drove his two-year old daughter, Kathleen, 500 feet down a road to a nighbor’s home. Bostwick said his wife apparent ly perished when she failed to heed bis directions and went back into the home. Autopsy Ordered Eberlein said he ordered an au topsy after he began to wonder why Bostwick would tell his wife to walk a mile when there was a neighbor’s home only 500 feet away. And meanwhile, a state fire inspector found that the “fire pattern” was from the kitchen floor to the ceiling and not the opposite, as Bostwick’a story indi cated. The autopsy showed Mrs. Bost wick died of a .22 caliber bullet wound in the back of the head, Eberlein said. The young man readily admit ted shooting his wife, putting her • on the floor and drenching her ; with gasoline before setting fire to i the house. Eberlein said. NOTICE All State and County Liquor, Beer and Wine Licenses must be secured ON or BEFORE OCTO BER 1, 1954. Persons doing business in the City of Key West must bring with them their City License be fore the State and County License can be issued. HOWARD E. WILSON, County Tax Collector. ~ For Quick Communication, Uae CLASSIFIED Ads! You'll reach buyers and sellers— tenants or worker* ... Just DIAL 2-5661 or 24662 Today PRICE PIVI Cl NTS They became separated from other men on the line* and were trapped by the rapidly moving fire. Folsom officials tentatively identi* fied them as Mel W. Grad* zik, 14, Frank W. Burr, 41, and Richard Fierro, 32. Perhaps the most dangerous out break in the epidemic of flames was near Chatsworth, 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles. That fire burned at least seven homes but at last report, after blackening more than 1,700 acres, was under control. The fire was in Box Can yon and Santa Susans Pass near Chatsworth. Driven From Hemes More than 100 persona were esti mated to have left their homes temporarily. Sierra City was threatened for a while yesterday by a raging forest fire that came within a half mile of the town. The 200 residents were preparing to flee when a change in the wind lessened the danger. Con* trol was expected some time today as 500 men remained on the lines* One forest service building was burning in the blaze that has covered approximately 5,000 acres. A fire in the San Ysidro Moun tains 70 miles northeast of San Diego has blackened 6,000 acres of watershed. Flare-Up Trouble Three homes were reported de stroyed in the little southern Cali fornia community of Frazier Park. This blaze had been considered under control but flared up again yesterday afternoon and raced through the southern section of Frazier Park. It has burned over more than 300 acres. In Los Angeles County three men were arrested. Officers reported they were seen setting fires which the men said were backfires to save their ranch property. Bill Ward, 27, operator of a ranch, said he had tried in vain to get help to save his property. The fire burned over all but 50 acres of the 406-acre ranch but no build ings were damaged. Ward and tw of his ranch hands, Ray Taylor, 21, and Cherokee Landrum, 46, were booked by sheriffs deputies on suspicion of malicious burning in violation of a county ordinance. Came Tonight Is Free To Children* The Kiwanis Club announced to day that children will be admitted free to the benefit comic softball game being held tonight at I p. m. in Bayview Park. The game is be ing played with the Upper Key* Kiwanis Club to raise funds for the club’s under - privileged children's charity. The children are being admitted free in conjunction with other events conducted by the local club in honor of the Kiwanis sponsored National Kid’s Day celebration.