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True Kef WfcsT CiiUfcN Ibe Key West Citizen Only Daily Newspaper In Key West and Monro County L P. ARTMAN, Editor and Publisher .. lfJl . 1954 NORMAN D. ARTMAN Editor and Publisher Entered at Key Wert, Florida, at Second Class Mittcr * TELEPHONES 1.5641 and 2-5663 in fnr Associated Pres* is exclusively °* all news credited to it Shed Imre. credited in this paper, and also the local news pub- Member Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by carrier), 25c per week; year, $12.00; by mail, $15.60 ADVERTISING RATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION US? siihterts* nf ° i. nvitM discussion of public Issues I * l tat tut tt U no. public IMPROVEMENTS FOR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. More Hotels and Apartments 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. fn THE CITIZEN TRUSTS U. OF M. CLASSES •*: i WILL BE FORMED IN KEY WEST The Citizen commends R. E. Griener for his efforts to bring & brsnch or extension of the University of Miami to Key West. The proposal has the hearty backing of Horace O’Bryant, superintendent of public instruction in Monroe County. He sees in the project an opportunity for adults, who wish to improve their education, to attend the classes, each of which must comprise at least 15 stu dents. ■ > No old saying adheres closer to truth than this one: never too old to learn.’* History affords many examples of men, already highly educated, who yearned to learn more. The Citizen will consider only two of them. John Ruskin, who, Dr. Charles W. Eliot said, was the “Greatest master of ornate prose in the English lan guage,” began to study Greek when he was 60 years of age. His smoothly-flowing English dominated the conclud ing half of the last century, yet when a book on logic, rhetoric or apy other branch of English was published, he bought it and studied it, as though he was a beginner. The great Dr. Samuel Johnson, who was master of Latin and Greek and understood French well enough to translate it with facility (he translated seven pages of Voltaire at one sitting) began to study Italian when he was 72. Because of his knowledge of Latin, from which Italian and French were derived chiefly as two of the Romance Languages, Dr. Johnson said he was confident he could learn Italian in seven weeks, and his estimate of the time needed turned out to be correct. Dr. Johnson declared that an active mind always is bent on acquiring more knowledge, and he said further that the improvement of a normal mind is limitless. “Thirst for more knowledge” is never quenched in inquiring minds, and The Citizen believes there are many, many Key Westers who have that “thirst.” For that rea son it believes further that the establishment of a branch of the University of Miami in Key West will prove success ful. Some prospective local students may wish to acquire credits to qualify thdm for degrees in certain branches of scholarship, while most of them will attend classes to in crease their knowledge generally. • Bill Gibb stresild a salient point in his story in The Citizen about the Kami University proposal. That point pertained to correaljfondence schools. While it is true that one can learn by ttking a correspondence course, yet it is far different fUm having instructors in Key West, where students cat ask questions as they come up and have them discussed fully. It is true that questions are answered by out-of-town schools, yet, even brushing aside the delay in receiving the answers, they lack the force and lucidity that are brought out in face-to-face discus sions. - ►<* The Citizen trusts Mr. Griener will be successful in Ws endeavors to have the University of Miami open a branch in Key West. SS-Kot karting Sl.Qravoid 15. Poets SI. College •Saar 53. Holds 54. Discover 31. Mat 16. Overhead rail way/ "iSr? 39. Animals 41. Tennis strokes 44. Final 4. Competent 47. Creak 43. Silkworm 44. Require 50. Dolafal 61. Condiment ACROSS L Tropical tTM LHlgh mountain 8. Malayan ekieftain 15. Solo 13. CoaAiet 14. Lore:, Latin 16. Teugae 17. H4h4u evil spirit It. Ample 19. Boat SI. Bleetrioal euginoer: abbr. 15. Fom&la homes IS. Most recant / k Is \4 MUrU'lr 'M U \,o U - t) —I” —ik 15 ~ /6* WflP' lli-gl F —" § I tew] Lr I tttil 11, TFi 'Jundiy, October I*, IVs4 SataMen of yeetarday’s Pusxle 8. Girl . Hoarders 14. Palled apart 11. Spoken 14. American Indian SO. Sea * eagles SS. State of the Union • SS. Varnish Ingredient 24. Gone 35. Showing good judgment 26. Artists 27. Weaken 28. Timid 30. Chief S3. Coaxed 34. Gladdens 36. Eyes: Scotch 37. Device 38. Rounded appendage 39. Ornamental bail 40. Chapter of the Koran tt.JPart of a < kite ,44. Narrow board <dfc£r*4C DOWN L Feeler 5. Russian sea 3. Cord 4. 6. Off 6. Loiter 7. Pradom- inatas SPEAKING.OF WINDFALL! Strong Demo Force Threatens Wyoming GOP By JACK BELL CHEYENNE, Wyo. Ufl-A strong Democratic wind is threatening to ' blow Wyoming Republicans out of Senate, House and governor seats in the November election despite behind a 33-000-vote majority for President Eisenhower in 1952. * Republicans pitch their cam paign in the state primarily on the appeal to give Eisenhower a Re publican Congress and a GOP gov ernor with whom he can work closely. Democrats contend Wy oming economic conditions are giv ing them a political edge that could be transformed into a clean sweep. At stake in the November ballot ing are the Senate seat now held by Republican E. D. Crippa, ap pointed after the death of Demo cratic Sen. Lester C. Hunt; the House post now held by GOP Rep. William H. Harrison and the gov ernor’s office now filled on an act ing basis by Republican C. J. Rog ers. Back into the fray for the Senate seat he lost by 4,600 votes in 1952 has come 69-year-old Joseph C. O’Mahoney. Opposing him is Rep. Harrison, victor in a bitter Repub lican primary. In the frank, private appraisal of Republican and Democratic leaders, O’Mahoney is ahead at this stage of the game. He is stump ing vigorously, talking of past ac complishments in the Senate and contending the state needs the “recognition” he says it would get with his name. Harrison, who concedes “we’ve got a fight on our hands,” is cam paigning on the assertion that “the principal issue is whether the peo ple want to continue the program President Eisenhower has started of getting the country back on a sound financial basis.” Democrats concede Eisenhower is only slightly less popular than he was in 1952. But they say his glamor isn’t rubbing off on the state GOP candidates. Republicans are importing Vice President Nixon and Secretary of Agriculture Benson in an effort to whip up a heavy party vote.. The Republicans contend public ly that MUward Simpson, their can didate for governor, is ahead, but some of their own private checks show surprising strength for the “Scotty” Jack. As some of Jack’s friends put ii> he has been “running for governor for 25 years,” although this is his first official try. Democrats haven’t elected Wyo ming’s sole House member since 1940, but they have a hustling can didate this year in Sam Tully, mayor of Rawlins. Tully, who is opposing E. Keith Thomson, Cheyenne attorney and Republican nominee, has led the way in Democratic criticism of the Eisenhower administration, accus ing it of “inefficiency, indifference and indecency.” He said the “many-headed Re publican party” can’t govern effi ciently, accuses the “nine million aires in the Cabinet” of indiffer ence to the common folks’ needs and says “indecency is evidenced by the combined tolerance of Mc- Carthyism.” Thomson, on the other hand, says he wants to be “a member of that splendid Eisenhower team” and praises the accomplishments of the administration. Simpson also is draping the po litical cloak of Eisenhower about his candidacy for governor, calling this year’s test at the polls “one of the most important in history if we are to continue the integrity brought into government by Eisen hower in 1952.” “If we do not win,” he declared, f< M will go back to the socialism of Truman, as clearly represented by the top candidates of the Demo cratic party in Wyoming.” Republicans and Democrats can not agree on Wyoming’s over-all economic condition. Harrison said that in bis judg ment the state’s economic situa tion is good, that unemployment is declining, that the railroads hre putting men back to work and there has been an influx of oil workers. “The farmers are not satisfied," he said. “The sales of small mer chants are down, the tourist busi ness has been hurt and business generally is operating at a lowpr level than two years ago.” “There really is a groundsweil for the Democrats,” he said. Democratic State Chairman Jo seph J. Hickey said his party is better organized than it has been in years, with 750 precinct chair men operating actively, a ’greater number than ever before. He said that, among other things, Eisenhower’s veto of a bill which PEOPLE’S FORUM The Citizen welcomes expressions of the views of its reed* ers, but the editor reserves the right to delete any iteips which are considered libelous or unwarranted. The writers should be fair and confine the letters to 200 words and write on one side of the paper only. Signature of the writer must accompany the letters and will be published unless requested otherwise. ITS NOT LIKE SMALL-POX Editor, Citizen: Your columnist with his “Ear To The Ground” comes up now with the statement “the tide of public opinion is turning in favor of fluoridation.” What if any evidence has he on which to base that opinion? If it was the PTA meet ing a few nights ago when the majority “show of hands” was for it, Mr. Cobb had better discount it because it was the result of a lamentably inept presentation of the negative side. Mr. Cobb states that when once the public are ac quainted with the facts they will approve but still he is unable to see the desirability of a referendum the only satisfactory way of ascertaining the public’s wishes. A show of hands a PTA meeting can hardly be taken as a general public attitude. Incidentally the affirmative was far from being unanimous. v In matters of public health, constituted authorities should perhaps make the decisions, but tooth caries is not in that classification. Measures to prevent any and all communicable disease are well within the range of public authority, but as my child’s bad teeth cannot be communi cated to another, it is a situation unlike small-pox, which can and so public health demands vaccination. A referendum does not force a voter to cast a ballot on something he is not qualified to rule on he can study the subject and arrive at a decision if he is inter ested, or he can refrain from voting. A show of hands at a PTA meeting probably is also an expression of opinion on the part of unqualified persons. All proponents of this proposition are agreed that its possible benefits are limited to children under 12 years of age, representing perhaps 15 per cent of the population and there is a very large body of qualified opinion to the effect that the balance of the population may be harmfully affected. How much reading and study has Mr. Cobb given to this subject? Does he consider himself qualified to insist that all of us must submit to a mass medication so that his children may possibly be benefited? If he feels fluoridation would benefit his children he has a cheap and controlled means in his home to so protect them. Why doesn’t he use it? Very truly, GUY CARLETON, 916 Windsor Lane would have given federal civil ser vice employes a pay raise is being reflected in opposition to Rpub lican candidates in the state. “The postal workers are really working for the Democrats,” he said. Sen, Crippa, Republican national committeeman, who did not seek the GOP nomination, said he re gards the contest between O’Ma honey and Harrison as a close race “but Simpson definitely is going to be elected governor.” He said he also believes Thomson will win handily. “I think we are going to carry the whole state ticket,” Crippa said. “There is some economic suf fering from the drought, but the farmers as a whole are satisfied with the President’s program.” Crippa sounded a Republican theme when he said O’Mahoney had “deserted” Wyoming after his defeat in 1952 and had seldom vis ited the state since then. O’Maho ney has been practicing law in the national capital. s< The Ground By JIM COBB Politics, as we all know, has no place in our courts of law if they are to fulfill their function of dealing out justice fairly and im partially. Now comes word of a plan be ing advanced at the state level to do just that. If it is adopted, it should go a long way in removing whatever politics there is in Florida’s circuit courts. It is a proposal to appoint rather than elect our circuit judges. When they must run for office every six years, judges are sorely tried in their effort to maintain the proper impartial attitude. Oft times they are forced to bring in decisions which are adverse to persons in a position to hurt them politically. We have probably lost lots of out standing jurists for that reason— they became tangled up, through no desire of their own in partisan polities, and lost their job at the polls. The task of administering justice demands a mind free from the de mands of vote-getting. The plan to take our circuit judges out of the political arena has some very high-placed support. It has been tried and found work able in other states. The governor —with proper checks—would make the appoint ments. - Here, roughly, is how it would work: A committee, composed of citizens and members of local bar associations would advance a slate of names of men qualified for the post to guide the governor in his selection. The name of the governor’s choice would be placed on the bal lot and would not be confirmed un less endorsed by the voters. In the event of disapproval by a majority of the voters, the job would be thrown open again. Ten ure in office would be six years. All of this would build our court system stronger—something all important to each of us as citi zens. ★ ★ ★ The provision in the city code which says that you must pay your sewer bill whether or not your home or building is occupied, is there for a reason. It’s only one of several guaran tees the buyers of a million dollar sewer bond issue insisted on when they were negotiating with the city. You see, it is a revenue bond is sue. The bonds are to be repaid out of sewer revenue. The people who put up the money for the bonds wanted to make, sure that there will be enough revenue so that they will be paid back. Can’t blame ’em for that. They also had passed an ordin ance which says that homeowners must hook up to the sewer system A Grain g* Of Salt By BUI SpiUaan It happens every so often that something comes up that is worthy of the attention of all citizens. I have in mind the drive of the Community Chest. The Red Feather drive was first thought of to limit charity drives by lumping all the fund raising or ganizations into one big deal. The plan is a good one but it la being defeated by the people them selves showing a lack of interest by classing it as just another charity drive. This is a grave mis take. From what I have seen so far In the drive, average people are giv ing a dollar, 50 cents, or some small amount like they would do for the run of the mill charities. In substance, most people gripe about continually being confronted with this and that charity drive. The Community Chest is the an swer to the problem. If people would give a day’s pay to the present drive and not give another dime for charity for the rest of the year it would force all charities to join the Community Chest. If all charities were in the Chest drive it would save millions of dollars a year that are spent in conducting the various drives. More money would go to the ac tual needs and less to the profes sional fund raisers. and another providing that a delin quent sewer bill constitutes a lien against the property in question. All in all, it would teem that the bond holders are pretty well pro tected. ★ ★ ★ Kenneth Roe, of 14860 West Col fax Ave., Golden, Colorado, is go ing to be surprised when he looks into his mailbox one day this week. He is going to receive a letter from Juliua Pinder, who worts for The Citizen. Pinder, it seems, found a bottle bearing a note signed by Roe on Missouri Key Sunday. Pinder was beachcombing with Sharon Know lee when he ran across the bottle washed up on the beach. The enclosed note, penned on <sQ ed paper, said that the bottle wag east from the Seven Mile Bridge Sept. 11, 1954. *★ ★ ★ POTPOURRI: Dr. Harold J. E. Reilly, who with his wife Elvira (an artist of no mean stature) is an annual winter visitor here, has a morning show on WABC-TV in New York. Founder of the Reilly Health Institute in Rockefeller Cen ter, Reilly discusses health prob lems. He’s the author of an in triguing book, The Life of Reilly . . .Constance High School is play ing a football game here Friday. Rooms for 30 boys are needed be tween noon and 6 p.m. Quote prices to Paul Duncan, Constance Senior High School, 800 NE 137th St., North Miami. The phone number is 84-0607. . .John Carbonell makes the best mulletes in town. If you don’t believe it, ask Judge and Mrs. Raymond Lord or Louis and Lily Carbonell. Big John served them after Friday’s football game. Delicious. . .Navy man Jack Burke is an adopted Conch for sure. When he was transferred to Nor folk last year, he took along 20 pounds of black beans. “Can’t buy ' them in Norfolk,” explained Burke . . .And Judge Lord has an expla nation for the current shortage of fresh conchs in the city’s fish mar kets. He says that the Sanford high school football coach bought up all the available supply to feed his football players. ‘‘After what Key West did to my football team, I’m going to feed them conchs every day,” Judge Lord quoted the Sanford coach as saying. . .Atten tion, Woman’s Club: If you’re won dering what happened to the punch you had left after Sunday’s soiree —Tom Watkins drank it Matilda Ramos, who madfe ttie! punch, brought some of it home and Wat kins put it away. . .Tl* Kpy West Players subscription driven is un derway. Bought your membership yet? It’s a good investment— you’ll get to see this year’l predictions on the cuff. The ides behind the Community Chest theory is that it must be followed by everyone if the pur pose is to prove successful. - - Personally, I decided this yeir to give s day’s pay, which I hive already done. The receipt is in my wallet. It has already been worth it. The same day that I gave my contribution, a young lady ap proached me for a donation to a local charity organization. I pro duced the receipt. I was also surprised to find that the organization that was soliciting the private contribution was a member of the local Community Chest. This is not right I am also disappointed to find that the Community Chest drive is not advertising or' advocating suf ficiently to request people to give a day’s pay. Previous drives did this. I asked the man who took my Red Feather contribution if they were going on the assumption that people should give a day’s pay. He said no, they were asking peo ple to give what they wanted to. He also said that there were a lot of other good causes that were not listed in the Community Chest. He specified polio and others. I told the solicitor that as far as I was concerned, in the future Messenger Exams Are Announced Examinations for indefinite ap pointment to the positions of Mes senger. CPC-2 and CPC-S, have been announced by the Board ef U.S. Civil Service Examiners & the Naval Station. Registers established as a result of these examinations will be used to fill vacancies to these positions which may occur at Naval activi ties to Key West Kate cf pay be gins at 62.420 per annum. Application forms may be obtain ed from the Executive Secretary of the Board at Building 91, Naval Station, from the Secretary ef the Board of U.S. Civil Service Ex aminers at any first or second class porst office, or from the Re gional Director, Fifth U.S. Civil Service Region, Atlanta 2, Georgia. Copies of the examination an nouncement with details of quali fications of the positions are post ed at the Key West Post Office aad at Building 91, Naval Station. Applications for the positions of Messenger, CPC-2 and CPC-S, will be accepted by the Executive Sec retary, Board of U.S. Civil Service Examiners at the U.S. Naval Sta ,flon, Key West, until the needs of the service have been met Key West In Days Gone By OCTOBER 19; 19* * Some long time ago Dan Navarre said: “When the bridges are start ed it will be my treat” And to night he promises to make good his promise. To do this he will clear the floor apace in hia auto mobile show rooms at Southard and Duval Streets, and have an orchestra on hand to provide ex cellent music for dancing. Refresh ments will be served. The Ferry Monroe County will be put into service on the Ovasseas Highway water gap Sunday morn ing to take care of additional travel which is expected from this time on. This announcement was made by Captain Ed Sheeran, in charge of Ferry Operations. ★ ★ ★ OCTOBER 19, 1944 (Hurricane stopa electrical ser vice. No paper). Johnston Clear In Paternity Case. LOS ANGELES Ufi-Singer John ny Johnston and his wife Shirley embraced happily after a superior court judge ruled that Johnston is not the father of a showgirl’* ex pected child. “Just because a woman says a man is the father of her child doesn’t make it so,” Judge Elmer D. Doyle commented yesterday, as he denied the claim of Bette Bowers who testified she was inti mate with Johnston in a hotel room in Washington last March. Johnston. 39, denied it and hia attorney said he will press John ston’s separate action in Santa Monica Superior Court asking for declaratory relief or a judgment stating that Miss Bowers has no claim on him. Ancient Pagoda Repairs Complete NARA, Japan (H—Ceremonies to mark the completion of repairs on what reputedly is the oldest wood en building in the world—the Gold en Pagoda of Horyuji—will be staged Nov. S, it was announced today. The five-storied pagoda wae con structed in 647 A.D., in this ancient capital of Japan. Ninety per cent of the original timbers remain. Repair and clean ing of the 106-foot-high pagoda has taken 30 years. ■ * 1 '"f ■! ■ ■ - there were no more charities ex cept the Red Feather Drive. If people are smart, the Com munity Cheat will be the one char ity drive of the year. _„* ★ ★ On the subject of sewer connec tions, I am told that the building code requires that iron pipe must be used to connect up the sewer. A friend of mine asked why must the expensive iron pipe be used instead Of the day type pipe. He said that it seemed senseless since the sewer itself was mads from the clay pipe. In inquiring why the iron pipe was required, I was told that tree roots will grown right through the clay type pipe. If this is true, I don’t quite understand the l ence.