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THI KEY WEST CITIZEN The Key West Citizen Published daily (except Sunday) from The Citizen Building comer of Greene and Ann Streets. Only Daily Newspaper in Key Wert and Monro* County L. P. ARTMAM, Editor end Publisher IwVns4 NORMAN 0. ARTMAN —— Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, as Second Class Matter TILEPHONES 2-5441 and 7 5*42 Member of The Associated Press—The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news pub lished here. Member Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (b* carrier), 25c per week; year, $13.20; 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 1. More Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. S. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. NAVY EMBARRASSES STATE DEPARTMENT The Navy and the State Department got their sig nals crossed in recent protests to Moscow about the shoot ing down of a Neptune P2V Reconnaisance plane off the Siberian coast. The Neptune with a crew of ten men, was shot down by two Soviet fighter planes, and one U. S. Birman was lost. The Navy immediately described the attack as a ruthless act of aggression by the Russian planes, and de manded an accounting. The naval reports went to the State Department, which protested vigorously to Russia. In two notes, one delivered a short time after the other, the State Department acting on the Navy’s reports informed the Russians that the U. S. plane had not fired on the two Soviet fighters. Later, diowever, it developed that one Navy gunner had fired, in self-defense, at the Soviet plane, although there was some confusion over this point. Thereupon, the State Department had to revise its protest, admitting that one U. S. Navy gunner had fired at the Soviet fighters in ■elf-defense, and only on the second pass of the fighters. The effect was one of weakening the U. S. protest, which was completely justified, the attack having been a ruth less act of aggression, and fire having been returned only on the second pass. We believe there is little use in U. S. bombers, fight ers or any other aircraft not opening fire immediately when Russian planes close in for a look. The history of the last nine years shows very clearly that those who do not return the fire of Russian interceptors usually meet a poor fate; it also shovs that those who open fire in time some times return safely. Since the Navy has issued orders to shoot if molested, we do not understand why the patrol bomber did not open fire as the Russians made their first pass, especially since they were only about forty or fifty miles from Russia. We see little hope that the United States will make any headway In protesting this latest incident, even in the United Nations, since they have been occuring ever since October 1915, when the first attack on a U. S. plane by Russian fighters occurred in France. War tales told by veterans are not always as accurate as they are exciting. Church-going is one of the hallmarks of a proper community spirit, among other things. We have the feeling that Senator McCarthy has run into no weakling in the form of Senator Watkins. How Hollywood manages to put over the dialogues in current movies is one of the modern miracles, and a reflection on the intelligence of the movie goer. Crossword Puzzle 14. Anaoeeos ■ant M. Shapa St. Put XX. “Hons* 40. Deface 4S. Exclamation 44 Goddess of discord tt Maltraat t Among 49 Ltttla: dlalact 50. Now Zealand timber traa SS Nearer 14. Feminine natua 16 Kapraaaata lira 17. Gronpa of a Lx W Sand hills ACROSS L Compennd •Char mun it. OtMpU lk. Proe—lon XT. 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Guess when you’ve picked on a guy or guys concerning undesir able conditions, it is only fair to give them 9 pat on the back if these conditions are improved That’s the case with Chino’s, cor ner of Flagler Ave. and First Street. For 1 couple of years, this col umn has complained about the ha zardous conditions caused by park ing in this area. When photograph er Ellis Finch was with The Citi zen, we even ran pictures ois the subject. Recently, Chino went to a lot of expense and trouble to eliminate such complaints. He has cleaned the surrounding grounds, hauled in marl, and made a nice parking lot off of the street. There are only two businesses on those corners, (actually Bertha St. instead of First). Both have large parking lots. The next step for them to achieve real safety would be to encourage customers to use these lots instead of parking on the street fide of the buildings. Safety Belts Dr. Ploss, one of our newer me dical men in Key West, has rigged up safety belts for passengers in his car. Such belts are standard equipment in airplanes, of course, and perhaps someday, our auto mobile manufacturers will wake up to their necessity in automobiles. Thousands of life could be saved each year. Modern safety glass has prevent ed folks having their throats cut in highway accidents but it doesn't do anything to prevent fractured m *; Jft v' NEW YORK UP The best two months of the year lie just ahead for business. They may not knock your eye out, but the business news stones for the next eight weeks should be the pleasantest reading of the year. Merchants believe this Christmas season will be as good as a year ago. if not better. Many manufacturers also expect in creased sales and production, and a gain either in number of hours worked or number of workeT hired. The rise probably will be mod erate. but after a solid year of see ing comparative figures usually showing up on the minus side, bus- > mess will welcome the change. II November and December de liver as anticipated the final tally for the year will tie improved in a number of lines. Businessmen are looking for bet ter times for the following rea sons: The basic industries are waking up. After as slow an October asi they have known since the war. auto production lines are ready to operate at high speed now that model change-oven are ending If I This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb skulls. And you can die just about as fast from one type of injury as another! Safety belts aren’t expensive. They might save a life especial ly in the “death seat” (next to the driver). Why not ask your fav orite mechanic about them? Safety Column Begins to look as though this is going to be a safety column today. Still haven't gotten around to men tioning the fact that tomorrow night. Wednesday, the Key West Safety Council will meet at the Lion’s Den behind the High School gym on Seminary St. Won’t you try to be there? Doesn't matter whether you are a member of the Council or not Either way, you can help the or ganization with your ideas and prehaps the group can help you with its united strength! Miami Unlvarsity Establishment of a Miami Un versty extension here on the Rock seems to be picking up enthusiasm. I don’t think there is any doubt but that the evening extension school will become an actuality. But what we want to do is to make sure a wide variety of subjects will be offered. It is up to the people interested in advanced education to express their perference. You can do so by calling the office of the Superin tendent of Public Instruction, Tele phone 2-2466. December 1, is the deadline for the survey now being made as to the number of people and what type of course they will be interested in studying at the extension. Today's Business Mirror By Sam Dawson all goes well. November and De cember passenger car output could j approach the million mark. This will be a boon not only to the re-employed auto workers (who will have money to spend for Christmas) but also to the com panies supplying the car makers Steel output already is foreshad owing the good news in Detroit Mills are now operating at 75 per cent of capacity, and in the next few weeks may go up to M per cent temporarily Steelworkers and coal miners will benefit. Job increases in the basic in dustries should be matched by the seasonal gains in retail trade, as stores take on extra holiday help, the post offices hire more hands, electric power output rises to a peak, and traffic jams go from awful to sopercolossaL With inventories reasonably low row, manufacturers believe that any pickup in retail sales will quickly work back along the line in new orders and increased fac tory production. One barometer of better busi ness, freight ear toadmgs, already Shooting War On Starlings Is Reactivated CINCINNATI (J! Abandoning psychological warfare, the city of Cincinnati was ready to resume its shooting war against starlings Monday. Shotgun blasts Sunday dis lodged the enemy—temporarily, at least. The psychologists had tried—un successfully strands of tinsel stretched between trees, stuffed owls which only fooled other stuffed owls, Roman candles and phonograph records. Oris E. Hamilton, the city’s di rector of safety, estimated today that hi* eight marksmen bagged 200 to 300 birds. They shot from atop two downtown buildings about two blocks apart. “We’re not striving for numbers, however,” Hamilton said. "We are breaking up the flocks and dis couraging them from coming back.” Mine Train Escapes Blast . TIOGA, W. Va. UPi —A train used for hauling coal for the strike bound Maust Coal and Coke Cos. mines narrowly missed being blown up near here Sunday when a booby trap failed to explode. Cpl. C. G. McClain of the state police 6a id the fuse on about 14 sticks of dynamite under the Bal timore and Ohio Railroad tracks apparently had been lit but went out. The train crew found the bomb when they stopped to investigate dirt and rocks on the tracks. has increased to the highest lev el in a year. The construction industry, feed ing on easy money, is expected to take less than ,ts usual seasonal drop when bad weather sets in this year. Mail-order houses, who have re ported lower sales most of this year, say orders are picking up cheerily, perhaps helped by the price cuts featured in their latest catalogues. They have been espe cially hurt by the drop this year in farm incomes. This continues as one of the sore points in the economy. The Agri culture Department reports the purchasing power of the farmers is at the lowest point in several years, with farm cash receipts off 4 per cent from last year. But the department believes this drop has about leveled off now. And today a leading maker of | farm machinery is stepping up its production and employment, say ing that the shakeout in this in dustry seems over, and new or ders and better inventory situa tions justify more output Another shaky point in the econ ; omy has been the uncertainty over ' tomorrow s election results. Busi ! ness men. however, say that while there may be a reaction on the | slock exchange industry and trade should see little effect in Nevera ■ ber and December since it will be next year before election chang es could show up in new legisla tion. And stockholders themselves are at things through rose-cei ared glasses just now Many of ; them are still confide*! that Santa ;Claus is going to bring them year end dividends. PEOPLE’S FORUM The Citizen welcomes expressions of rtte vtows of its feed ers, but the editor reserves the fight to delete ony items ehich are considered libeleus 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 accompam the letter* and will be published unless requested otherwise. NO SIGN, NO SERVICE Editor, The Citizen: Referring to a recent statement from City Sanitary Inspector Sanchez regarding delinquent scavenger bills due the city. It looks to the writer, and I would think to others, like this would be a simple matter to keep up with the collection of these charges. All that would be necessary would be to instruct the garbage collectors not to pick up garbage from homes that did not display the ‘‘Gar bage Service” signs. I know' of several homes that do not display this sign, so it is to be assumed that they do not pay for the service, yet their garbage is collected along with the garbage from homes that display the sign. I assume the sign is supposed to be displayed. So w'hy not be fair to the ones who pay for the service and display the signs and stop picking up the garabage from homes that do not display the signs, as it is to be assumed that they do not pay for the service? I would think that an official notice to this effect carried in the local paper would bring in considerable revenue, and if the “No Sign, No Service” policy was en forced there should be no more delinquent taxes. Sincerely, ONE OF THE MANY TAX PAYERS HOPING FOR A FAIR POLICY Monro* Hospital Commanded Editor, The Citizen I was recently discharged from Monroe General Hospital where 1 underwent surgery, and would like to express myself in your column as to the actual conditions that prevail in this institution. To begin, let me state this was my first hospitalization and 1 might add I was fearful and followed my doctor’s orders to enter the hospi tal with no little reluctance. This fear had been brought on by tales and rumors about the “black hole of Calcutta” where, if you did not die frorp lack of attention, the food would finish you. Well, my surgery was perform ed smoothly and efficiently and I was turned over to a host of nur ses composed of local talent, navy wives, and a doctor’s wife. At this point let me say that each and every one of these grand people were the most kind, considerate, and understanding of any I have ever met. I wanted for nothing. God bless ’em all. Instead of food fit for cats, the ptomaine trays turned out to be well balanced, delicious, and appetizing. During my convalescent period I had the opportunity to observe our local doctors at work and gen erally speaking we should be proud Hal Boyle Says NEW YORK In the great ! game of politics there u an old tradition th3t the defeated candi date must show himself a cheer ful loser. Thus, following protocol, several hundred candidates beaten in the elections today, will dry their tears tomorrow morning and send the following telegram to the winners: “The people have spoken. Con gratulations on your splendid vic tory.” And to complete the phony at mosphere of sportsmanship, Lhe winners—or one of their camp fol lowers—will send back the follow ing reply: “Greatly appreciate your cordial message. The great tasks that lie ahead require us all to think in terms of mutual performance rath er than past partisanship This is all pure guff and non sense. Both candidates know U. The people know it. It fools no body. Why, then, do the politicians, election after election, go through these empty meaningless gestures of Oriental politeness? Most defeated candidates I have known, whether they aapired to be local dogcatcher or to get a four year lease oa the great white dog house in Washington. D C., were lonely angry, embittered men A man who has lost a political election is, in terms of fury, the scorned in love Almost invariably he feels he lest because of two reasons: 1. Hia own party friends knifed turn by failing to carry out their precampaign pledges. 1. Hu opponent bought the elec tion. In suck circumstances be is only fooling himself by trying to appear a cheerful loser, when be feels u his heart he was let down by hit pals and jobbed by the rascally enemy. Then why not put a little morn forthright truth in these posteiec 'tion statements? Does it show real sportsmanship for a losing candidate to seed con gratulations to s victor whom lor weeks be has denounced ass bungler, s corrupt puppet, s threat 1 to the people, and a guy who beats of them. They work many hours, a great deal under pressure. This was all very well, but I could not help thinking of “D” day. (discharge day). While lying in bed I made a mental list of my many friends and wondered which one would give me a second mort age on the home we were buying to take care of the padded bill I was to receive at the office. This was another surprise, but a pleas ant one. For the services received I considered the statement mod erate and reasonable. At this writing the hospital and myself are on even terms. 1 owe them nothing. They,owe me noth ing, no obligations. I wrote this only to clear the minds of some readers who may be considering hospitalization but are fearful and doubtful like myself, or rather like I was. Delays can often be twice as costly and serious. Take advan tage of what our community has to offer. 1 would like to compliment Mr. Albury and ha office force. Mrs. Fields and her lovable staff of nur ses, Austin Roberts, and all others connected with the operation of this health-giving institution for a job well done. Respectfully. W. C. (Sugar) Sweeting. ISIO Harris Ave. ♦ his mother when no one is looking? Hardly. Let’s have more rugged sincerity and less synthetic sweetness and light from defeated candidates. What we need is more sour losers 1 who retain the strength of their campaign convictions. Here are a few sample tele grams candidates with real gump tion might send to their successful rivals: “I said you'd try to buy the election. Congratulations on a suc cessful purchase” “Now that you won the election you are an even more famous crook than before.” “If the responsibility of public office educates you in any way, America’s illiteracy rate will be cut in half’ -When bums are put on thrones, the people will soon wear rags.” “Since your new post gives you access to the public treasury, don’t you think you'd be wise to hire a defense attorney now?” “Your incredible victory proves that democracy, like a broken aiot machine, sometimes makes a con fusing payoff ” “The office sought the man, but found a marionette.” “Your triumph wil! rank m American history right along with the Johnstown flood and Hurricane Hazel “Anew grunt echoes at the pub lic trough ” “Well you won, and have given us anew motto: ’ln God we mast trust—even more than ever.’” “You may regard your election as a vindication. 1 choose to think of it as an epidemic—a mass out break of voter near-sightedness " Poattlectwn messages such as these might put some needed reai ism into politics. People may praise a good loser, bu’ they ad nure even more a good fighter who never quits or compromises, but goes 00 belting forever lor what he beheves in. The Key BTf Citizen It A FAMILY Setttpmper Hot Governor Battles Face N. Y„ Calif. By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON CP-Voters in New York and California dec id* unusually hot governor battles to day, with the 1968 presidential campaign in the background. These twro contests dominate races for governorship* in 33 states, with only four in the Deep South uncontested. New \ork selects a successor to retiring Republican Gov. Thom as E. Dewey, twice GOP presi dential candidate, who has held tight control of tme governor’s mansion for three terms. Dew ey’s choice as his GOP heir. Sen. Irving M. Ives, has fought a bitter —and some pollsters say an uphill—battle against Aver ell Harriman. the Democratic nominee. Harriman, a multimil lionaire industrahst. formerly was foregn aid director, secretary of commerce and ambassador to Rus sa and Great Britain. In California. Republican Gov. Goodwin J. Knight is making his first effort to win at the polls the office he inherited when Earl War ren resigned after three terms to become chief justice of the United States. Warren won bipartisan support during most of his career as governor. Knight overwhelmed his Demo cratic opponent, Richard P. Graves, by a 900,000 2-party plu rality m the primary But h e has “run scared” in a two-fisted clos ing campaign against the former college lecturer. Because they are such populous states, New York and California together have 77 out of a toul ; of 531 electoral votes for president Bv the same token, thev carry great weight at the national nom inating conventions of both par ties. Demos Score Lead In Strong COP Village In \. 11. HART’S LOCATION. N. H. (*- The first election returns in th* nation today gave Democratic can didates a 6-4 edge over Republi cans in this tiny mountain villags in traditionally Republican New Hampshire. The polls opened seconds after midnight and closed at 12:09 a,m. after all to registered voters cast ballots. The vote: Governor: John Shaw <D> •; Lane Dwinell (R) 4. U. S. Senate full term: Gerald U Morin <D ; Sen, Bridges (R) U. S Senate, unexpired term of the late Sen. Toby Stanley J. Betlev (D) ; Rep Norris Cotton <R> 4 Hart s Location has not always voted straight Republican but ft generally was favored tho GOP over Democratic candidates. Key West • In Days Gone By November 1, IW4 The state school fund apportion ed Si 12.329 6ft to the vanous coun ties. Monroe County received 17*4 55, according to the report as issued. Appearing in a recent issue of the St. Paul. Minnesota. Daily News, and also the St Paul Dis patch. Is a photograph and writ*, up of Jose Pelaz. Jr . son of Ifr. and Mrs Jose Pelaez, Sr, of Key West The story and two-column picture, pertains to the services of Mr. Pelaez, wbo is staff decora tor for the Schunemans and Mann heimers, mammoth concent in Minneapolis. tr ♦ ♦ November t 1*44 Key West Municipal Hospital was opened officially, and formally de dicated in an hour-long ceremony this month, with public officials, naval authorities, civic organiza tions and the clergy of the com munity participating. More than 190 persons were present. Monroe County’s quota in tha War Bond campaign which open*. November 20 is 5412.999. J. J. Tre vor. chairman of the bond com mittee. told the Key West Rotary Club at da regular weekly lun cheon session today. BING TO SING AGAIN HOLLYWOOD e — Bing Crosby is returning to radio, starting Nov. 22. He will be heard Monday through Friday on CBS from 9:15 to 9 39 p m It will be the same type of pro gram that vkjrucketed the croon er to fame nearly 25 years ago.