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most oquabls climate in the country, with cm average range of only 14* Fahrenheit VOL. LXXV No. M 2 Hf bJk Bl —mBI, - * * * ■ n HI ** jwl ■ * JK* *-* w Jl fe. MmmmM b ,*jm-. ■ WF .„ H Rt H , mL ■r^ "sy THE FIRST POPPY—In s preliminary to the Veteran* of Foreign War*' Buddy Poppy campaign, which will be conducted here Friday end Saturday, Mayor C. B. Harvey purchased the first pop- PT today. Little Peggy Bath, daughter of Mr. end Mrs. Sam P. Bath. 1217 Royal Street. pins the little flower on the mayor'* *hirt. Paggy'a father, senior vice commander of the VFW, is a dis abled veteran, which added to her interest in the Buddy Poppy sales. Proceeds from the sale of these little flowers, which are made by hospitalised disabled veterans, go to help the widows and orphans of veterans as well as needy and disabled veterans. The local VFW and its aux iliary will be glad to receive your donation in return for one of these little poppies during the two days of the sale.—Citizen Staff Photo, Don Pindar. Burton Tells JayCees A bout NALs Problems By BILL SPILLMAN The present expansion plans of Meacham will not allow National Airlines to grow with the community members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce were told last night by Captain W, A. Burton, assistant to G. T. Baker, president of the airline. Other National represen tatives present at the meet ing were L. VV. Diamond, operations official, and chief pilot C. H. Ruby. Burton said that he did not want anyone to think that National had all the answers but he added that they have been in the airline bus iness for some time and they know aome of the answers. Burton said that National ob jected to the increased payment for the use of the airfield because he thought that it would make them a party to an investment to the air port which has a limited future and certain built-in safety hazards. Letter Quoted He quoted a letter written In September where National had re commended to the county that the commercial airlines use Boca Chi ca cooperating with the county to build a passenger building from which they would lease space, sav ing the county money that could be spent in developing Meacham. In the same letter. NAL recom mended that Meacham be main tained as small airport for private Use. Burton then told of the contents tU a second letter written later as a substitute proposal. This letter stated that the county could save money by cutting out the construc tion of certain planned taxi ways. Burton said that about $150,000 eould be saved alone by this omis sion. Ixcetsive Expenditure Burton added that the floor space plans for NALs use could be cut in half He had reference to the passenger budding planned at Meacham. He pointed out that a bout $60,000 could be saved if. as in their case other excessive floor •pace was eliminated. The airline representative also •aid that NAL believes the budget of over $30,000 planned operating cost is excessive. He compared it to another airport of similar sue where the budget is only $lO 000. It was agreed by Burton that the action last year of curtailing two (Continued on Cage Two) REGULAR MEETING Key West Lodge 551 BPO ELKS Tonight* ft P.M. 313 DUVAL STREET ©be Kejj ®9esf ©Hifrtt l U Hundreds Pay Back Scavenger Accounts Here Collection of delinquent service accounts has been stepped up vast ly by the city’s decision to arrest those owning back bills. City officials reported today that more than 600 persons, apparently ; alarmed at the city’s action, have paid back bills. j Meanwhile, three more persons I who owe overdue bills will be ar | raigned in city court today. They are: L. Cates. 704 Olivia St., Alice Knowles. 710 Whdmarsh Lane, and Ellen Roberts, 709 Thomas St City Judge Enrique Esquinatdo, I Jr., has been assessing five dollars court costs and ordering payment | of delinquent accounts for those > brought into court for non-payment. Slaying Inquest. Time Is (Jianned C An inquest in the TV slaying will be at 10 a. m. tomorrow. Justice -of the Peace Ira Alburv will con duct the inquest in the county court i j house The time of the inquest original !y had been set for 2 p. m but' j t>day was moved up to tomorrow , | morning. James P Blaton. Jr., 29. a sailor, was killed last Saturday afternoon when, police said, his wife, Elea nor. 28, fied a shot from a .22 caliber rifle into his chest. The shooting followed an argu ment over the installation of a TV set in the couple's home at 904 Olivia St Mrs. Blaton is charged with first degree murder and is the coun ty jail. LATIN- AMERICAN CLUB SKTS PARTY The Latin American Social Club will hold a cocktail p.-rty tonight at 8 p m. in the San Carlos Ins titute to mark their first year of existence. The club has grown to the point where it now has more than 200 members. BEST PAINT SOLD of Strunk Lumber 120 SIMONTON.. near City HaH THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE V.S.K Sheriff’s Dept. Reports Work Handled In Oct. Eighty-five complaints were handled by the sher iff’s department during Oc tober, it was announced to day. - \ Last month, 97 complaints were handled. The total for the year through October is 820. The October cases included: Deaths, 2; rape. 1; aggravated assault. 2: breaking and entering, 15; larceny. 9; auto thefts, 4; sim ple assaults. 1; embezzlement and fraud. 3; weapons violations, 1; prostitution. 2; sex, except rape and prostitution. 1; family and chil dren, 8; liquor, except drunken ness and driving while intoxicated, 2; accidents, 8; other auto viola tions, 2; miscellaneous. 15. Prisoners On Hand On Oct. 1, there were 18 pri soners in the bounty jail. Eighty seven were received at the jail dur ing October and 82 were released, leaving 23 prisoners in the jail on Oct. 31. On Oct. 1 there were 52 cases on hand, plus the 85 opened in Octo ber made a total of 137. Eighty cases were closed during October, leaving 57 on hand at the end of the month. During October, personnel of the sheriffs office travelled 8.896 mil es. Fourteen Plead Cuiltv Today Fourteen persons today pleaded guilty in Criminal Court before Judge Thomas S. Caro. The names of the defendants, the charges, and the sentences follow: R J. Wuebler, two charges erf reckless driving, sentence defer red on one charge and sls or 15 days assessed on the other charge. F. J. Badia, reckless driving sls or 15 days. A. R. Gooding, reckless (hiving, dismissed. A. E. Bowen, vagrancy. 10 days. D. C. Alexander, reckless driv ing. sls or 15 days. W. F. McQuaide. reckless driv ing. S3O or 30 days H. C. Hancock, drunk, sentence deferred G. J. Games no driver’s license. sls or 15 days. G. B Sapp, drunk, sls or 15 days. G. M, Shufond. drunk. sls or 15 days. G V. Velle, reckless driving. sls or 15 days. Clifford Swatts, speeding sls or 15 days. O. H. Adams, reckless driving and drunk driving. $75 or 60 days. Jack Me-sraer, reckless driving, sls or 15 days. KSY WIST, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, NOVIMBKR 4, 1454 Old Newspaper Has K.W, Story A copy of a 46-year-old news paper, The Children’s Visitor, which corriot o story of Key West sponge fishing, today was rocoivod by the Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Gilbert Weiss, of St. Louis, moilod the paper to the chamber with the request that it be turned ever to the his* torical society. The papor was published in Nashville, Term. Mosquito Dist. To Fill, Grade City Alleyways Effort Aimed At Ridding City Of Stagnant Water Operations will begin Monday in the filling and grading of all city alleyways within the area from First Street through Eighth Street, bordered by Flagler Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, it was announced today. This will be a joint project oy the Monroe County Anti-Mosquito District and the City of Key Wert the District supplying all fill mat erial and labor and the City of Key West providing equipment. City Manager Victor Lang and District Director Bill Warner both expressed happiness over the move. Trouble Spots For some time the Mosquito Dis trict and the City of Key West have been strongly urging land owners to fill in low lots, within the city limits, which impound wa ter and consequently are a breed ing pi aco for mosquitoea and un desirable arthropods. In the past landowners have pointed to adjacent public property in a similar condition and have successfully evaded prosecution. Now, however, with the elimina tion of impounded water and de bris on publicly-owned property, landowners will have no alterna tive but to cooperate by filling. Neil Saunders, chairman of the District’s Board of Commissioners, marked this project as a decisive step forward in the elimination of insect pests. All City and District officials feel confident the lots will now be filled, by litigation if necessary. Affected property owners will oe contacted within the next 30 days artd given sufficient time in which to comply with sanitary require ments. Papy Polls Most Votes Here Tues. Bemie C. Papy, state represen tative, is still the county's cham pion vote getter, the official tabu lation of Tuesday’s election show ed today. He polled 1.553 votes of the 1,- 999 that were cast. State Senator Bill Neblett was second with 1,545 votes and Wil liam A. Freeman, Jr., county com misioner, was third with 1,538 vot es Twenty-one absentee ballots were cast for the election All 21 of the absentee voters cast votes for Circuit Court Judge Aquilino Lopei, Jr.. Gerald Saund ers. county commissioner.and Wil liam Warren, Jr., school board member. U.N. DELEGATE DIES UNITED NATIONS. N Y. (* - Dr Mahmoud Azmi, Egypt’s chief delegate to the United Nations, died last night a short time after suffering a heart attack while speaking in the Security CounciL Council. NEW MODERN TRAILER PARK BAY POINT TRAILER PARK Located • Miles From Boca Chica oa US. No. 1 Bathing, Fishing and Boating Sricer Hookups, Prirate and Public Bathhouses School Bus Stop • Hail Service Milk and Bread Deliveries Lots and Larger Call Mr. Elder at Sugar Loaf No. 8 or Stop at oar Offiee in Trailer P*Ht for Information Burt Lancaster Arrives For Filming Of “Tattoo” ■ h. riH /■I i r > XBHRBfh m. . n -J k vnu Jf H ■ B . [ VA*j>< 4 1 , ";1F \ -f Hf . SN; 'iy <>. <■ .'wS / &'■: ■ / H SEw * Ira ! ' ’’’eg ¥ 1 I m k. i THEY'RE ALL HERE NOW—Actor Burt Lancaster greets Case Marine manager Emmett Connift on his arrival here Wednes day to play the male lead in "The Rose Tattoo,*' now being filmed. Lancaster came here from Kentucky, where he starred in end directed one of his own productions, 'The Kentuckian."— Citizen Staff Photo. Don Pinder. Suzy Misses Again On Crashing Films By SUE JONES The first time I had a chance to be in the “movies” was years ago in Santa Monica, California, when a fish ing expedition Vith my stepfather to the municipal pier one foggy morning netted an inquiry about whether or not we could gut cod. This was brought on no doubt by the fact that we were dressed for the climate in old jackets and disreputable slacks —and one of the studios was doing a picture involving clipper ships and fisher men. The second time was night be fore last when Mickey Renna call ed and asked if 1 knew where she could find someone with a beat up car to be used as “background” for one of the scenes in ’The dose Tattoo." She Was Ready This time I was able to oblige since I didn’t have to look any further than my own yard for such a car. So yesterday afternoon I turned up at the Perez Grocery Store af ter getting father to promise to bring the car around to me. Fred Taylor who was also "call- ed” for the scene was already there he plays a grocery clerk and we agreed that it was very apropos since every one was get ting hungry about that time. It ended up with nearly every one, and there was lots of spec tators, buying a “jelly pie'* from Mrs. Perei and a soft drink or bot tle of milk. ■ Complete Lunch Some of the high school kids had a better idea. They bought a dime’s worth of lunch meat, four buns and a “soda” and had a substantial lunch for a quarter. We sat on a sort of a box on the front porch that encloses the mo tor for a refrigerator. The first couple of times it started up it was rather disconcerting, but after that we just took it a$ a matter of course ignoring the sign “ please no setting.” Then Bob and ViAnn You mans drove up and we felt we were get ting someplace Bob will stand in for Burt Lancaster and ViAnn for Anna Magnam —but it turned out they didn’t know exactly when to expect the movie crew, either. That's Net Burt One young girl came up to Bob and said. “Are you Burt Lancas ter?" Bob said. “Sorry, but I'm not," The teen-ager said, “On, you are, too " Bob wondered if he had said, “Yes. I am Burt' Lancaster” if she (Continued on Page Two) Anna Magnani Gives locals Sample Of Her Acting Talent By JIM COBB The filming of The Rone Tattoo’* went ahead smoothly today with first day tensions and anxieties a thing of the past. “Once the cameras started rolling, everybody re laxed and we re doing fine,’* said Danny Mann, director of the picture, adapted from Tennessee Williams 1 play. Mann made that comment during a break in the busy preparations for scenes being made today in the back yard of a residence at Duncan and Pearl Streets. Grady The Goat Finds Romance Gredy the Goet. e featured performer in ‘The Rose Tat too." hee found romance. The lucky gal goat is Ger aldine, who has been employ* ed by the Navy at their sea plane base es e lawnmower. The engagement of the pair was announced this morning by Dick Blaydon. production chief of Hal Wallis Pictures. Actually, it will be e mar riage of convenience. It seems that Grady has aeveral walk-on parts which ceU for him to break loose from his chain and tear up tha neighborhood. Gredy was not showing the proper enthusiasm end fire. Hence, the movie-makers soured the city to find e fe male goet to inspire Gredy. This morning when Gredy caught sight of Geraldine, whom the Navy was kind enough to loan to the pro duction company, he kicked up his heels end took off In her direction. For those who know goats. Grady's action meant one thing—love. A And B Charge Dropped Against Battling Sailor Charles R. Driver, a sailor who fought with the county solicitor, the state attorney, and a son of the state attorney, today was char ged with driving while intoxicated and having an accident. The assault and battery charge against Driver was dropped, and indications were that the two re maining charges would be heard in city court rather than Criminal Court. The charges against Driver, who is attached to the Fleet Sonar School, grew out of a squabble shortly after S p. in. Tuesday be tween J. Lancelot Lester, state at torney. Allan B. Cleare. Jr., eoun ty solicitor, and Ignatius Lester, son of the state attorney, Lester said Driver turned into Prospect Lane, which runs along side of Lester's office at 420 Flem ing St., and hk a fence. Lester was copying down the license number of Driver’s car when Driver came out of his house at 516 Prospect Lane. The argu ment and fight followed. Driver is free in SI,OOO bond which was signed by the executive officer of the Fleet Sonar School A. W. Lynn. Jr. GAS FRIGE Jl MPS MIAMI iP) —— Gasoline prices took a jump here yesterday from 20 9 to 24 9 cents a gallon for regular. CAYO HXJESO GROTTO Benefit COUNTRY STORE DANCE Sat.. Nov. 6, 9 till *?’ ELKS CLUB ANNEX Music by JOHN PRITCHARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA Doer Print Adm. SUM Public Cordially Invited For Quick Communication Use CLASSIFIED Adsl You'll reach buyers and seller*— tenants or workers . . . Just DIAL 2-5661 or 2-5662 Today FRtCI PIVI CINTS Meanwhile, with the ar rival of male lead Burt Lan caster, the cast for the film is now complete. Lancaster arrived by automobile from Miami Wednesday evening and immediately went to the Casa Marina Hotel for a rest and to study his part which he says *1 one of the most challenging of his illustrious film career. He's Alvar# He’ll handle the part of Alvaro Mangiacavallo, who in the words of playwright Williams is a "Medi terranean type who resembles • glossy young bull. . .with charm ing awkwardness and who frequent ly seems surprised at his owa speeches and actions." The part, for the benefit of mo vie fans, will give him the oppor tunity of playing some particular ly torrid scenes with Anna May cani, who ia no slouch In that de partment. Lancai*p op intoned lo&if that the role of Alvaro will be much more difficult and interesting than that of Sgt. Waroden in "From Here To Eternity," a part which brought him widespread acclaim. Compared with "Itemity" "St. Worden only required m* to be Burt Lancaster, but in this picture I’ll have to play an Ita lian type, I’ve got to be a rather shy fellow the son of a village kliot.” said Lancaster." He pointed out that "the tough est problem for an actor is being himself. Actors are always think ing that the character they are playing ia more interesting than themselves. All we can do is bring to the part whatever we can of ourselves and whatever talent for acting we may have." Uncaster said further that be fore he played Sgt. Worden, be had been a sergeant in the army and ‘ when he had to get tough, be knew bow to get tough." Needs Hard Wok "It will take a lot of thought and hard work, but fortunately, I worked with Danny Mann in 'Come Back Little Sheba’ and I’ll have a lot of help." Uncaster cone ude L Lancaster, who appears to nt just as much of a he man as < the screen, said that he’ll be join ed shortly by his wife, the for -r Norma Anderson, of M!'***' * - five children won’t come to Key West beesuse they -> in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Anna Mags. scores of Key Westers witnessing the shooting of first scenes ior a movie,. a first-hand exhibit f the talent which has brought Ytr acclaim as Italy’s foremost actress. Grocery Store Scene It was during the filming of scenes at the Perez grocery store at Virginia and Georgia Sts Dressing in a plain black suit, the scene called hr Miss Magntni to make a hurried exit from th store bearing an armful of gro ceries and meet Father De Leo (played by Sandro Giglio), chat briefly with him and then hurry down the street. Misa Magnani rehearsed the scene several times but twice (Continued on Page Two* REGISTER NOW AT LOO'S APPLIANCE STORE Single Girls between the ages ef It end 20 years of aga are requested to register this week only foe ‘’’Uonrli Bowl Queen" to be cboaea at the Elks Club Dance on Noe. 20. Win be crowned at the game Dec. X Pensacola Naval Air Station vs. Eglin Field Army Air Force Base. Sponsored by K W. Lions Aux.