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THI KEY WIST CITIZKN The Key West Citizen Sggg’jA* a£SSL SB,,,hy> ***> mw* corner of Only Doljy Newspaper In Key W~, t tn 6 Monraa Cauntv L ARTMAN, Editor end Publisher 1M1.1954 BORMAN D. ARTMAN jZ_T Mtarlnd Publiahcr ****** K ®y w t, Florida, si Second Clan Matter TRLiPHONIt MW end 1-5*41 As oct*ted Preis is exclusively Member Associate Dailies of Florida fubscription (by carter), 25c per week; year, 412.00; by mail, $15.60 ADVERTISING RATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION Slri in l W tM discussion of public issues NEHRU STILL BLIND? Prime Minister Nehru of India is reported to have Informed British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden that the U. S.-British effort to form a Southeast Asia Treaty organization to check aggression would only increase in ternational tension. This disappointing report is accepted aa authentic. Mr. Nehru is playing Into Communist hands bv adopt ing such a philosophy, since only a collective defense, j such as the NATO organization in Europe, would effec tively check further Communist aggression there. The other Colombo powers lndia, Pakistan, Bur ma and Indonesia are expected to accept the invitation to the conference. But Mr. Nehru’s strong denunciation of the plan may wreck the project. He is expected to press for the inclusion of Communist China in any col lective defense organization. Other powers, including the United States and sev eral Far Eastern nations, believe that the inclusion of Communist China in the arrangement would kill its effec tiveness from the start, since the Communists would then be in position to stall, confuse and impair defense opera tions of the organization. It is discouraging to note Mr. Nehru’s surprising lack of vision on this question. Whereas it had appeared the Prime Minister was gradually coming to his senses in con nection with the terrible threat of Communist aggression, he now seems to have reverted to his old misconception of neutrality. U. S. UNITES AIR DEFENSE The Defense Department announced recently that the formerly loose-jointed air defense of the United States had been coordinated and concentrated into a single command. The announcement is long overdue and a major step in the direction of adequate air defense for the United States. * The new command will be under the direct command of General Benjamin W. Chidlar, of the Air Force. He will be termed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Air Defense Command. Under him, as his immediate sub ordinate officers will be an Army General and Navy Ad miral. fhe Army’s anti-aircraft artillery, including the Nike missiles, and the Navy’s various ships with anti-air craft and tracking devices, will all come under the coor dinated defense plan. The qiajor role of the new command will, of course, be to defend the United States against attacking planes, and reduce the possibility of disasters as much as pos sible. While there is little likelihood that an enemy at tacking force would be completely wiped out, the United Defense command will enable a maximum effort to be made in defense of vulnerable U. S. targets in the event of attack. At the time of this announcement, it was made known that the United States fighter defense now consisted of approximately 8,000 jet fighters and that new units and faster planes were being added steadily. Considering the vast territory which these 3,000 fighter-interceptors must guard, the need for additional strength in this field is obvious. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Chide I. Breached It. Hardens , 14. Shirker 15. Dad llOempaakae lfeWckeas’ character 19. Greek letter IL Take delight 11. Legal action 24. Silver coin M. Spanish gen tleman M. Symbol tar aeon < M. Frighten SI. Beat down IS. 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Barth god- ALWAYS READ y TO HELP A MAN 'OUF \ /l y in // i l New York’s Governor Holds Vital Post And Is A Repository Of Vast Political Power PEOPLE’S FORUM The Citizen welcomes expressions of the views of its reed* ors, but the editor reserves the right to delete any items which are considered libelous or unwarranted. The writers should be fair and confine the letters to 200 words and write on one side •f the paper only. Signature of fhe writer must accompany the letters and will be oublished unless requested otherwise. LETTER TO RAY KNOPP Dear Mr. Knopp: It is my privilege to write this note to you in response to the column which appeared in The Key West Citizen on page two of October 4. It is my wish that here in (as I call it, “the friendliest town in the world”) Key West more people would have as much fraternal and social love for his fellow man as you have. At this point, I might add that unknowingly you made more friends at the Fish Fry but to be truthful, without you knowing them, they were your friends all the time. Your friend, T. G. W. SHE SECONDS THE MOTION Editor, The Citizen: As I read the Peoples Forum today I wondered how many native Key Westers with loved ones buried in our cemetery felt as humiliated as I did when it takes a visitor to write the article, Cemetery Suggestions. For years it has been a disgrace to our community. We try to attract tourists and as the writer has said, visitors love to visit old cemeteries. Many times I have felt so ashamed I have turned my back when I see taxis driving visitors through our ceme tery which is just about a jungle; one is expecting bears or some wild beast to attack them. The city of the dead should be a clean and sacred place and I deeply regret a visitor was forced to write an article which is all true. I agree with him we have missed the boat. A beau tiful well-kept cemetery is a place not only visitors but any one loves to go, so sacred and peaceful. We have prisoners and city equipment that could soon turn our cemetery into a place to be proud of. Come on, city manager, Mr. Mayor and city com missioners, clean up our cemetery before the visitors get here. ANNIE L. KLING 708 William Street TROOP 253 SAYS THANKS Editor, The Citizen: On behalf of the Troop 253 Committee of the Holy Name Society, we want to thank you for your splendid cooperation with our troop in particular, while they were on their tour this summer. Through this medium, their parents and friends were able to keep in touch with them. Without this service, I am sure that there would have been many anxious parents. We would like to express our thanks at this time: to Mayor C. B. Harvey, who gave the troop letters of introduction to the heads of City Governments where the Scouts visited; to the Holy Name Society for their physical and fin ancial aid. Our thanks to you, Jim Cobb and “Globetrotter,” on our recent Cubmaster hunt. We now have a Cubmaster and two assistants, as a result of your publicity. Thanking you once again, we are Sincerely yours, L. B. McELVJEEN # Institutional Representative TONY MARTINEZ Scoutmaster October 7, 1954 Key West, Fla. By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK OR—The governor of New York directs the public affairs of more people than most of the heads of state in the world. His state sends the largest dele gation to Congress. He normally holds the key to the biggest bloc of votes in a national conventin. And the Statehousie in Albany has sometimes led to a nomination to the White House. In short, the governor’s office is a huge repository of political pow er. The battle for it this year shapes up as a tremendous struggle for a potential seven million or more votes. And the appearance of new factors complicates the equation. The major one arose when Gov. Thomas E. Dewey announced that he would not run again this Fall. He had held the office for three terms. Now the Democrats pro fess to see the end of their long, dry spell—and they are going all out to seed the political rain clouds. But their candidate, Averell Har riman, is a totally unknown factor as a votegetter, whereas the Re publican candidate, U.S Sen. Irv ing M. Ives, topped President Ei •aahower’s New York plurality in 1982. The two men contrast at many points. Ives, 58, is a former small-town insurance salesman. Harriman, 62, a multimillionaire, has been a top executive in railroads, shipping, mining, finance and government • Harriman is tall, lean, aristo cratic in manner and appearance. Ives has a rugged, rural look, fla vors his speech with crossroad ex pressions. Ives is a forceful public speaker. Harriman has made his record as a negotiator in conference rooms. Harriman has never run for elective office. Ives hat never lost an election. Ives’ career has been largely in state government, developing laws relating to labor, industry and ag riculture. Harriman has been ac tive on the global stage, director of foreign aid, ambassador to Russia and Great Britain, special assistant to the President, secretary of commerce. Harriman was nominated after a short but acrimonious fight with the supporters of Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. Ives, Dewey’s choice as a successor, had no op position in a quiet GOP conven tion. So the contrasts. There are some likenesses. Harriman, the scion of wealth and big business, became a Demo crat in 1928, he says, because of deep admiration for the late Al fred E. Smith, then governor of New York. Ives has sponsored legislation forbidding racial and religious dis crimination in employment, and the state’s “Little Wagner Act” in industrial relations. He created and served as dean of a state school on industrial and labor re lations. Each gives the impression cf deep-seated modesty. But apart from the personalities, this election is stirring wide in terest because of such factors as— 1. The Democratic ticket is an all-New York City slate, although Harriman has residences else where. What effect will that have on the upstate vote? 2. How will Ives be affected by the policies of the Eisenhbwer ad ministration? Will they cost him votes in the industrial areas and on the dairy farms? 3. The Democratic convention closed in apparent party harmony, Is Floridas welfare program adequate? I think not. And after you’ve heard the story of Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Betancourt, of 5-B Porter Place, I think you’ll agree with me. Betancourt has lived in Key West all of his 51 years. He began driving a taxi back in 1919 and managed to make a good living at it until last May when he was stricken with a serious heart ail ment that put him in the hospital for 25 days. Since then he’s been confined to bed except for short periods in an armchair. He requires constant attention. His wife, Laura, showed us the medical record she keeps for En rique’s doctor. It shows that she takes his pulse every two hours, day and night. And then there are special meals to prepare and me dicine to administer. Sometimes Laura is awake 24 hours a day caring for his needs. Enrique’s stay in the hospital de-: pleted their small cash reserve. Only income they have now is a seven dollar per week rick benefit they receive from the Cuban Club. All of that goes for food and medi cine. (His pills, for example, cost more than three dollars a dozen.) Only other help they have received was from the Lions Club, who gave them some groceries. The Housing Authority has reduc ed their rent to 817 per month, but they can’t even meet that payment. “I’m physically able to go out and break rocks, but Enrique needs constant care day and night and I wouldn’t be able to pay a nurse on what I could earn,” said Mrs. Betancourt. The Betancourts don’t know which way to turn. They have learned one thing, however the state car.’t help them. It seems that the state, normal- : ly the agency to step into a situa tion like this, has no funds appro priated for such cases. Only types of aid they can offer are for the aged (over 65), for the blind and for disabled persons with depen dent children. The county’s hands are tied. All they can do is provide needy peo ple with hospital care and operate the old folks home. But Enrique is still cheerful and he has too much pride to ask for charity. “All I ask God is to let me get and Roosevelt accepted the nomin ation for attorney general. But will there be any bitter after effects 0 (Some analysts speculate he may j run ahead of Harriman.) 4. The President is scheduled for two appearances here, Oct. 20 and 21. Will some of his popularity rub off on Ives? Politically, New York is two “states” about equal in size but different in complexion. In 1952, Ivees pulled a 1,300,000 plurality upstate. But in New York City, he was a bare 2,500 ahead of the Dem ocratic candidate, while another half-million votes were cast for Liberal and American Labor party candidates. This year, Ives says, the Demo crats “hope to roll up such a plur ality in the city that the rest of the state will be powerless to off set it.” However, he says he sees hope for some poliical capital in the situation. He was quick to express public indignation over what he called Democratic efforts to create a “cleavage” between New York City and the rest of the state. In any case, the Democrats ap pear to be banking heavily on the city, to which the GOP can cry “Tammany dictatorship” and paint a picture of the metropolitan colussus dominating the rest of the state. Ives said he intends to cam paign on the records of Dewey’s administration and “to a lesser ex tent” on Eisenhower’s. He said it is too early to determine which issues will emerge as predomin ant. Harriman mapped plans to at tack Ives’ voting record in Con gress, and through him. the GOP’s national record. Ives conceded “a little more un employment now than in 1952.” But, he adds, only two years in the state’s history have seen fewer people jobless than now. He said he is “doing the utmost’’ to obtain defense contracts for in dustries where layoffs have oc curred. Harriman accuses the Republi cans, on state and national levels, of “callous indifference” to the job problem. The percentage is higher in New York than it is for the nation as a whole. Neither so far has gone deeply ...Ear To The Ground By JIM COBB better so I can go back to work,” he said simply. Can anybody help him? ★ ★ ★ Nobody is going to be unhappy about the widening of Truman Ave. It is just about the sorriest stretch of U. S. 1 this side of the Georgia line. During the tourist season, and every day when traffic to Boca Chica is running, it plays host to a terrific traffic jam. But I don’t think they'll ever be able to make a four-lane highway out of it. The right-of-way is about 50 feet wide now. They’ll need an other 30 feet for four-lanes. The cost of buying up that right of-way, we’ll wager, will be pro hibitive. We’ll probably have to settle for something less than four lanes. But will be an improvement. The project has one other inter esting aspect to accomplish the goal, close cooperation between the city and the county will be neces sary. Real teamwork between these two opposite political factions will be needed. In short, they’ll have to bury the political hatchet, at least temporarily and sit down and talk things over. We hope they’ll do it. ★ ★ ★ POTPOURRI: Betty Madigan, Casa Marina thrush of two seasons past, is in the bigtime. She’s billed this week at Miami’s Olympia Theater and her MGM platters are best - sellers. . .Dud Wilson, Palm Beach sports-car enthusiast, is in town —with an SIB,OOO Rolls Royce. He’ll bring another of his jalopies, an Italian Bugatti formerly belong ing to King Carol, of Rumania, to town next week. . .Wonder why the introduction of fluoride to the wa ter in Miami caused no furor at all?. . .Phil Puco, bartender aboard the “City of Key West” had this comment as he chased some errant glassware during a particular steep roll Monday: “This job isn't very steady.”. , .Key Westers are won dering if the fact that the city is embarking on a “first class’* street program means the end of that street machine. Most hope so. . . That statue behind the Mayor's desk in the city commission cham ber is of Jose Marti, Cuba’s be loved patriot. . .Lower Duval St. is taking on a real Latin flavor what with all the Cubans coming to town on the fern'. into the argument over farm pol icy. The vote in the state’s “milk sheed” could be at stake. Dairy men’s organizations oppose the ad ministration’s position on price supports. But you hear conflicting opinions from individual dairymen. The GOP holds 27 of the state’s 43 congressonal seats. Leonard W. Hall, GOP national chairman, pre dicted the lineup will be the same in November. Democratic leaders forecast a net gain of four seats. Key West In Days Gone By OCTOBER 9, 1934 Key West stood in readiness this afternoon for the celebration of El Grito de Yara which gets underway tomorrow night at the paracte grounds of the Naval Sta tion. Dr. Felix Varela Lodge 64. F. and A.M., will hold ceremonies Thursday evening. October 11, dedicating the new Temple of the lodge at 919 Elizabeth street at 7:30 o’clock. Dr. Juan R. O’Farrill, president of the Cuban Independence So ciety, and former mayor of Ha vana. came in Saturday on the Steamship Cuba from Havana and will remain as a guest dur ing the El Grito de Yara cele bration. ★ ★ ★ OCTOBER t, 1944 (Sunday. No paper.) The U. S. Air has develop ed a method of reversing the thrust of a jet airplane engine so that it can be used as a brake in the air or on the ground. Citizen Ads Bring Results Top U.S. Red Is Indicted On Sedition Charge PHILADELPHIA uH—Dr Albert Emanuel Blumberg. former execu tive director of the Communist party in the United States, hat been indicted on a charge of con spiring to teach and advocate over* throw of the government by force and violence. The special federal grand jury which returned the indictment W ednesday said that Blumberg allegedly sought to achieve those aims "as speedily as circum stances would permit.” Blumberg. picked up in New York last week, is alleged to have pursued some of his activities in this region. He is being held in S4O 000 bail. His wife, Dorothy Rose Blum berg. is serving a three-year term in the Women's Reformatory at Alderson, W. Va., for violation of the Smi t h Act. The chargee against Blumberg also were made under the Smith Act. Ambulances Are Silenced In N. Y. NEW YORK UP The hospitala commissioner has silenced thn city’s amoulance sirens effective Nov. 1 to cut down on noise and in the interest of safety. Their wail is unnecessary, dan gerous and "just spectacular stu pidity,’* said Commissioner Basil C. Mac Lean. However, police will continue to give ambulances right of way wherever possible, he said, and special red lights on the vehicles will continue in use to attract po lice attention. ATTENTION. PLEASE! It has been brought to my at tention that a person or persons who call themselves landscapers have been using my name to get work in this locality. Please don't be misled. My outfit has been operating here for ten years and we are ab solutely sure of what we are do ing. W positively don’t know everything, but when are in doubt we will tell you. We are equipped to do anything with full safety equipment and aro fully insured against anything that might happen. No other is in this county. We are licensed, pay social se curity, income tax, personal pro perty tax, sales tax, licenses oa equipment, drivers’ licenses, equip ment inspections, etc. We have regular employes and families who are paid and support ed here in Key West. We have four telephones ready for your call, day and night, 36J days in the year. We are here to be of service and will be here when others have long gone away. We are trained to sell and in stall chain link fence. We are equipped to install it properly and correctly. If we were not trained we would not be allowed to sell and install the products of U. S. Steel. This company is particular about who handles their product. Cyclone fence. You may find our prices slightly higher than the fly-by-nights. But we are here for you all the time with steady employes and equip* ment at your call. We don’t handle cheap materials. If it isn’t the best, you can rest assured Wardlow doesn’t have it Ask some who tried to save one or two cents on cheap gras# dur ing this chinch bug seige we have been through recently. Ask them if I sold them a spray job or dust job until I was sure I had’the cor rect formula from the State Ex perimental Station. Ask them if the bugs didn’t die. We are here to serve you and to do a successful job for you. Please understand we are very busy and love it! But we do not like the idea of anyone using our name to get business and attempt to fool our people. We are not always able to come to you right away but we will get there as soon as possible when we are called. Emergencies are aW •ways given first preference. No one represents Wardlow but Wardlow himself and his trusted employes. Please note the follow ing: Jack Knowles, Henry Roberts, mowing department, tel. 2-5283. Richard Bell, spraying, fertiliz ing and tree dept., tel. 2-6973 Mario Norcisa, Jerry Butler, fence, tree, grading, grass laying, tel. 2-6973. Wardlow’s office, tel. 2-3454 (24 hours, 365 days, will answer). Wardlow’s home, tel. 2-2723 (24 hours, 365 days, will answer). Yours truly, C. H. WARDLOW. p s -~Pleaae note: In the event of storm damage, call immediate ly. Our hee,vy equipment is Our old and regular cus tomers have first service. Trim your top-heavy trees and shrubs now, this month. Call any one or do it yourself, but get it done before they are tom to pieces or uprooted to fall on your homes causing unnecessary dam age. C. H. W.—(advt ).