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Kay Want Florida, has tha moat oquablo climate in the coantry, with an average range of only 14* Fahrenheit VOL. LXXV No. 2M Charge It Filed In TV Slaying Mrs. ll Nnor Blaton, TV kilter, wii charged late yes- Hrdiy afternoon with firot do* •roo murder. Juetice of tho Peace Iro AL bury Issued tho warrant. Albury alto announced that tho Ingueel wIH bo at 1 p. m. Friday. n Nloonwhlte, Mr*. Blaton, 31, oof gutetty In hor 001 l in tho county |oM. Folko Mid oho shot bar hut hand. Jama# F. Blaton, Jr., 29, tote Saturday afternoon In an argument over inatallatten of a TV aot In Ihoir homo at 904 Qiivin Mrs. Blaton, polico aid, did not want tho TV aot in tho houao. Sho firod ono ahot from • .33 aalibor riflo into bar hut* band's choat. Ho was ctead on arrival at tho Naval Hospital. Buddy Poppy Sale Planned For Nov. 5-6 VFW Head Meets With Committee To Plan Evfnt Th local Veteran* of Foreign Wara annual Buddy Poppy cam paign got off to a flying start last night when post commander Char les Machin addressed the Auxili ary Committee workers who will sell the symbolic flowers on Nov. • and •. The Commander outlined the ov era it plans for the kale amt streft ed the need for increased effort in this year’* sale if the V.F W. is to continue operationof its National Home for widows and orphans of veterans at Eaton Rapids, Michi gan, on the same high scale as it has in the past. Obligation Noted ”We have an obligation.” the commander said, "to the departed fathers of those children. They gave their lives so that others might live; now we must continue to show their efforts were not in vain by giving their children at Eaton Rapids a clean and healthy place to Uve.” “Thanks to people like you,” he continued, “we have not failed, but this year in the face of increas ing costs we must redouble our ef fort! tf we are to continue to suc ceed.” Commander Machin also pointed •ut that in addition to the money that goes to the National Home, a largt share of the money remains her* in the community to help local needy veterans. Mad* By Veterans The Buddy Poppy is made by veterans who are* still hospitalized and they are paid for their efforts. “But even more important." the commander said, “top medical au thorities have told us that giving those men something constructive to do is often a far greater cure than all the medical treatment in the world.” “Let’a not fail these men,” he concluded; “Our motto is to honor the dead by helping the living; this la our chance to put that motto to pracira! use.” Mra. Eula Sawyer Is chairman for this year’s Poppy Sale. NEW MEMBERS NAMED FOR PLANNING BOARD Four persons were appointed to the city planning commission last night to replace members who have not attended meetings regu larly. The appointees: Col. Alvin R. Moore, Larry Eschen, Charles Cur ry and Laura Brophy. The appointments are effective immediately. REGISTER NOW Single Girls between the age* of It and 20 years of age are loquotted to register this week only for “Conch Bowl Queen" to bo chosen at tbe Elks Club Done* on Nov. 20. Will be crowned at the gem* Dec. 3. Pensacola Naval Air Station vs. Egiia Field Army Air Fore* Sponsored bv KEY WEST LIONS AUX. ®l)£ l it# Mc&i Cififett *.... ; t;ju W f.’ I SR . Wt 4mß; m. **.•.- i ‘ , : A J - . V , \ TA-' i; .BBSL' Wm $. PLAJCWEIGHT *HERE—Tennossoo Williams, a regular winter visitor to Kay West, arrived hero this morning to bo present for tho filming o! his play. 'The Rosa Tattoo." He's shown at his Duncan Street homo after a trip this summer which took him to Italy. New Orleans and New York. Accompanied by his secretary. Frank Merlo. he drove hero from Miami.—Cituen Staff Photo. Don Pindar. * Filming Of “Rose Tattoo” To Start By JIM COBB If the enthusiasm of the actors and technicians means anything, and it surely does, “The Rose Tattoo” is go ing to be a great motion picture. That fact was evident this morning as preparations for the filming of Tennessee Williams’ play advanced at the CIM Marina hotel. Everyone concerned with the pro duction from producer Hal Wallis and cameraman James Wong Howe to character actors Sandro Giglio and Georgia Simmons, make no secret of the fact that they think they have s winner in Wil liams' drama of passion and emo tion. Anna’s Cheic* And the fact that Italian actress Anna Magnani chose the vehicle for her long-awaited American film debut is pretty good reason for believing that she is sold on the play which tells the story of a wo man’s obsession with the memory of her dead husband and the burn ing fear that he may have been un faithful to her. Sandro Gigho, a veteran charac ter actor who interrupted a vaca tion in Italy to piay one of the key Taxi License Ordinance Tabled An ordinance changing the resi dence requirement (or obtaining taxi licenses in Key West was tabled last night until the next regular meeting of the city com mission. The ordinance states that appli cants must live in Key Most for a least one year prior to the date of application. Previously, the law required ten years residence. The new law also states that the ch ef of police -just conduct an inves tigation of the character of appli cants. City Commissioner Louis Car bonell asked that the ordinance be written so that it would require eomnusaion approval lor taxi licen ses. THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE iD.S.A. ! roles in the movie, that of Father DeLeo, summed it up this way: “It’s one of the best parts I’ve had. Tennessee Williams is one of! our greatest artists. He writes, not I to show us how beautifully he can write, but how truthful he can be. I like that.” She Knows The Life The play is nothing new to actress Georgia Simmons, who | say she is a “Georgia Cracker" by birth. She played the part of la Strega (she’ll do it it in the film) | in the road company of “Tattoo." La Strega, a witch-like charact er who continually ha trasses Se rafina (Anna Magnani) in the piay. Miss Simmons says, is a natural for her she's been playing such parts for years. She got the part, she said, when she met playwright : Williams in Rome and he said. “I know you'll be broke by the time : you get home so you may as well play the witch.” Cameraman James Wong Howe, who has won more than hts share of Academy Awards, is another who is enthusiast**’ about putting I “The Rose Tattoo” on film. Good Character Typo* “We ve got a lot of good charac ter types appearing in the picture which will give us a chance to create mood lighting and special effects. And the Key West settings are wonderful we couldn't dup licate them anywnere.” said Howe, who has lost not a bit of his en thusiasm after 38 years in the bus iness. He added that the lighting here is “sharp and crisp—just what we need.” Howe, who has won acclaim for his technique of instilling action in to film scenes, is particularly hap ( py about working with Miss Mag tContinued on Page Five) KEY WEST, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1954 Light Vote In Monroe County Follows Trend All Over State Polling Places Here See Little Action Today Voting was light through out Monroe County, a check of polling places showed late this morning. None of the 15 candidates on the ballot in this county was opposed. Here is a rundown of the county’s 17 precincts taken late this morning, showing the total votes at that time: Precinct 1 26 Precinct 2—32 Precinct 3 14 Precinct 4 36 Precinct 5 36 Precinct 6 l2 Precinct 7 26 Precinct 8 45. Precinct 9 lB Precinct 10 27 Precinct 11 26 Precinct 12 l4 Precinct 13 34 Precinct 14 32 Precinct 15 52 Precinct 16 25 Precinct 17 36 The total was 491 votes. Elsewhere in the state voting al so was reported slow. Didn't Make If The Associated Press reported that Brown’s Farm, traditionally one of the first precinct in the na tion to report its complete vote, missed out today. Of 10 registered in the rural precinct 13 miles southwest of here, seven voted early in the day. The three missing votes were those of a man who was visiting a brother in Vassissippi, and a couple which moved to La Belle, a com munity west of Lake Okeechobee. Hope was expressed that the couple would drive in from La Belle and the Mississippi visitor would fly back to uphold the early voting tradition, but it proved vain. Precinct officials sat around for lornly awaiting the missing three. FSU Physical Ed. Director To Speak Here Dr. Howard G. Danford. head of Physical Education at Florida State University, nationally - known as an author of various books relating to Physical Educa tion, and an authority on recrea tion. will conduct a public meet ing Wednesday evening. 8 o’clock, at the Pomciana Elementary School Auditorium. His topic for the evening will be "The Con tribution of Public Education to Democratic Citizenship.” Hearing Dr. Danford will be of interest to all persons, especially those work ing with children. Dr. Danford’s visit to Key West is mainly for the purpose of instructing an extension course in Physical Education to the teach ers of the county. The Rotary Club will have Dr. Danford as guest speaker at its luncheon Thursday afternoon. NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held by the City Planning Commission of the City of Key Went, Florida, on Monday. November 15, 1954. at 7:30 P.M., at tbe City Hall- lor the following purpose: 1. Consider request for rezoning to Business “A*’ the Southwest corner of Truman Avenue and North Beach Road, fronting 39 feet on North Beach Road and 100 feet on Truman Avenue. CECIL CARBONELL, Chairman. ■I GOOD CITIZEN—Sam Hart 324 William Street was com mended last night by tile city commission for good citiMnship, The resolution honoring Haxt Mid that "his ianumerabla acts ol good citisanship ovar a pariod of many yaars personified tha good citisanship to which all citizens should aspira." A volun teer fireman for manr yean. Hart bat also baan first in line to his city taxes for tore than * half canutry. NAL Asks Use Panel For T erminal Switch A representative of Na tional Airlines has proposed to the airport use panel that NAL and Aerovias Q use the Navy airfield here in stead of Meacham Field. In a Washington dispatch today, the Associated Press said the Air Transport As sociation (ATA) favors the switch of commercial air lines from Meacham to Boca Chica Naval Air Station. The ATA represents NAL along with the other 3Cheduled airlines. Only last week, a major stumb ling block to the proposed im provements at Meacham was re moved when tbo Chief of Naval Operation* rejected objections to the field by Rear Adm. G. C. Towner, commander of tbo Na vel Base. Towner sought to block the pro posed improvements by asking the Chief of Naval Operations to re commend that the $130,000 Civil Aeronautics Authority grant be kill ed However, the Chief of Naval Operations turned down Towner's objections and did not bring tho matter befero the CAA. Towner said extension of Mea cham s east-west runway would bring Meacham traffic and Boca Chica traffic into conflict. Apparently the Chief of Naval Operations did not think so. In Washington today. Roger Flynn, a spokesman for ATA, said the plan for joint Navy-airline use of Boca Chica has been placed, be fore the airport use panel of the Department of Commerce The airport use panel is now studying a request far improve ments at Meacham with a proposed expenditure of $640,000 including $130,000 in federal funds, Flynn said. The ATA, he said, has no objec tion to development of Meacham from a general aviation standpoint. But he added ATA felt it would be more desirable for commercial planes to use Boca Chica. Runway Proposal He said Monroe County is pro posing lengthening the east-west runway at Meacham. Traffic mov ing from this runway in an easterly direction, he said, would move to ward Boca Chica 3W miles away and create a traffic hazard. National. Flynn said, is now op erating Lodestar planes into Key West because of the limited runway space at Meacham. The air line, he continued, is getting rid of its Lodestars and will use Convairs and DC6’s. The Convairs, he said, will barely be able to get into Meacham while BC6's cannot land there National would like to operate DC6 coaches into Key West, Flynn said, and could if Boca Chica were made available The air line, he added, would like to give more service and see Fey West further developed as a reort area. Similar Set-Ups The use of Boca Chica by Na tional. Flynn said, would not be setting a precedent. He said com mercial airlines are now using US airports in the country along with the military and that 32 are strictly military installations. Flynn said the ATA requested la January that the Navy allow Na tional to use Boca Chica but was turned down on the basis that were adequate existing facilities and that the Navy did not want to offer competition to Meacham. ATA representatives met with the airport use panel last week when the Meacham situation was discussed. Flynn said. The panel, which will decide whether Meaeh am is adequate for commercial airlines, will issue a report soon. If the pane! decides that Meach am is inadequate Flynn said, ATA will again press the Navy to allow National to use Boca Chica. He declared ATA did not see why federal funds should be spent in improving Meacham when it would he inadequate to accommodate the larger planes now proposed for the Key West run. Increase In V olume Seen For Closing Hours In Fla. By The Associated Press Floridians were voting slowly in today's general alec* tlon but there were indications of an increase in volum# at midday. Some of the more populous counties reported a bar* trickle of ballots in the early morning. With greater num bers voting in the afternoon, advance estimates still held good that 500,000 ballots would be cast by poll closing Navy Man Hurt Critically Here Two Navy mon woro injured, ono of thorn critically, in an accident on Roosovolt Blvd. early today. According to tbo report of Patrolman Brian K. Lloyd, tbo accident occurred when a Navy jeep, reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve near tbo Na val Hospital and overturned. Listed in ciritical condition with a head injury was Robert S. Levine, 23, of tbo Naval Sta tion. Tbo other teller Chester Thornton, If, wet sold by No vel Hoepitel officials to bo in fair condition with lacerations on his loft arm end sovere abrasions. The accident occurred at 1:45 a. m. Boat Ride Lands Pair In City Jail • By DENIS SNEICR A leisurely Sunday after noon boat ride landed a man and a woman in the city pokey today. It all started Sunday aft ernoon, according to city po lice, in a downtown saloon. A bunch of the boys were whoop ing it up when Pat Tolson, 33, said: “Let's go for s boat ride.” Off They Ce So Pat, Kathleen Szryzt, 23. of 713 Windsor Lane, and two sail ors. Larry Curtis and Kenneth McGaha of the USS Raymond, all piled into a cab and drove to the A and B Lobster House dock. Tolson, police said, pointed to the shnmp boat Cud joe and again suggested s boat ride. “Who owns the boat?” Kathleen wanted to know. “I’m the captain.” Tolson said. The party of four climbed a board the Cudjoe and Tolson steered the boat away from the dock Stuck In The Mud Very shortly the Cudjoe was stuck on a mud bank. They fiddled around for a few minutes and got the boat off the bank. Ten minutes later they ran the Cudjoe on another mud flat. “We got a ship-to-shore radio here,” Kathleen pointed out. “Let’s call the Coast Guard. They will come pull us off this mud bank.” She turned on the radio. "Nothing doing.” said Tolson. “If we call the Coast Guard we might get in trouble." He turned off the radio. Sometime later, they got the Cudjoe off the second mud bank < Continued on Page Five) GOOD HOUSES SHOULD BE PAINTED WITH BEST PAINT SOLD strunkTumber 128 SIMOMTOft ST., near Bank For Quick Communication. Um CLASSIFIED Adsl You'll reach buyers and sellers— tenants or workers . . , lust DIAL 2-5661 or 2,5662 Today FRICR FIVE CENTS •time at 7 p. m. Two hard-fouifht congres sional battles and scattered local issues —but not a single exciting statewide contest left a majority of voters unexcited and unhur ried. Jacksonville reported voting was slow in Duval County. One precinct with a registration of 620 had no ballots cast by 8 30 a. m. AnoUier large precinct where votes wero cast at a rate of 300 an hour m the primaries had only 40 votes two hours after polls opened today. The only contest in Duval County was for commissioner of the Flor ida Inland Navigation District Miami Slew Carl Holmer, registration super* visor in Dade County (Miami), at first said the voflng pace was “aw ful." but later reported a quicken ing volume of ballota cast Tallahassee, Tampa and Gaines ville reported very light voting. Generally fair weather was or tap throughout the state. The only statewide contest—-the governorship race between Demo crat Leßoy Collins and Republican J. Tom Watson of Tampa—waf i erased when Wataon died Oct. 24. Collins, a state senator, was left unopposed to fill out the last two years of the unexpired term of late Gov. Dan McCarty, However, Watson’s name will ap pear on the ballot in some counties. In other it won’t. The Watson votes will be tabulated because of the law that if a party polls 20 per cent of the vote for governor ;t must select its national commute* members and national convention delegates by direct primary elec tion. Disputed Votes Heaviest voting u expected w the St. Petersburg-Tampa (First District) and Central Florida (7 a District) areas where Democratic incumbent* have rugged opposition from Republican opponents. In the Ist District, Republican William C. Cramer is making hie second effort to unseat Democrats incumbent Courtney Campbell. Cramer lost to Campbell by less than 2,000 votes two years ago. Republican E. B. Sutton, a for mer Democrat, has waged a bard fight to replace Rep. James and Haley, a Democrat, in tbe 7tb Di trict Seven proposed amendment* to the State Constitution are on too ballot but none has aroused much interest. Most significant is one to perm.t the Legislature to extend its b en Dial 60 day session an additional 30 days and increase legislative pay from its present $lO a day while in session to a flat year round monthly salary of SIOO. Other Amendments Others would: Give the governor 20 days to consider legislative bills after sine die adjournment before they auto matically become law. Bar use of state fund* on turn pikes extending into more than three counties. Permit more than one fourty judge for larger counties. Authorize tbe Legislature to per mit consolidation of county and municipal tax assessment and col lection. Permit the Monroe County tax assessor to a&sess ail property is the county for all tax purposes. Permit an additions' judge for the Escambia County Court of Rec ord.