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THE KEY WEST CITIZEN The Key West Citizen sSs??Ld^?g2aj? ,,^r===^isrSS;;r '•SndSZ 1 corner of ~ °" ly Daiiy W * w> P*P* r Kty Wat ,od Monroe County L F• ARTMAN, Editor and Publisher ... IP2I • 1954 WORMAW D. ARTMAN Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, at Second Clast Matter * TELEPHONES 2-5441 and 2-5442 M *"* k * r * J}™ Associated Press—The Associated Press is exclusively 01 all news an d to it Ushed here rW1 * e credlted m Paper, and also the local newt pub- Member Associate Dailies of Florida Subscription (by 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 issjts 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 3. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. FRANCE SEEKS MORE AID • - ' The French revealed a few days ago that they want ed United States financial aid in maintaining their forces In South Vietnam. In other words, now that the war is over, France wants the United States to pay for her mili tary occupation or military upkeep of her soldiers in Vietnam. Though the French will enjoy major savings as a result of the end of fighting in Indochina, they would in crease these savings by getting the United States to pay the cost of maintaining a defensive force in Indochina. .Whether the United States will seriously consider this proposal is not known as this is written. In view of the French attitude in negotiations con cerning the defense of Western Europe, however, we be lieve the United States should let the French make their own defense arrangements in Indochina. The French were not willing to include Indochina in a defensive alliance including several other South Asian countries, and, there fore, we feel that the French should bear the responsibil ity of defending Vietnam. Moreover, the political situation in Vietnam is so utterly confused at the moment that it would be fool hardy for the United States to make further sacrifices to stabilize the situation there. The French have recently demonstrated that they are the weakest link in the expected line-up against Com munism in West Europe. This has been a great disap pointment to the United States, in view of the fact that this country has poured millions of dollars into France since World War 11, after regaining that country from the enemy and presenting it to the French people. Half truths are. often more dangerous than no truths. Food, rest, mental peace and exercise are the four keys to ripe old age. Beauty is not a necessity for a woman but it surely makes life easier for her. Unfortunately, no one is interested in your good ex cuses for not doing anything. A good-looking woman can always attract the wolves if she wants to attract them. , The man who overtulks about himself rarely succeeds in fooling the public very long. The -other day an American girl bullfighter was badlyi gored by a 1,300-pound bull. Twice before she had been hit, and continued to kill the bull. This time the bull had to be killed by someone else. No one wins in this mis placed “sport." Crossword Puzzle tf sad coo 30 Worry 34. Flowers 3*. Humahk* bird 13. Common wealths 41. Public storehouses 41. Anzione 44. Apart 44. Act as chairman 47. Noblemen 40. Electrtled particle 11. Auricle 43. Resale 43 Siamese coin 44. Discover 44. Marsh *rssa ACROM L Looks ■skanoi 1 Fortune . Brother 13. Toon* to* tomaiUrd il. Exist 14. Conducted 15. Foolish persons IS. Northern country I*. YsntHated 30. Decorative belt 11. Fls* $3. Realised 34. Past 34. Was.ap propriate 37. 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It doesn’t"really make much difference what happened the important thing is that the purse is missing. Mrs. Touchton. wife of Rev. Paul J. Touchton, pastor of the church, is offering a reward for the return of the pocketbook. It contained sev eral items of great sentimental value as well as money which, in these days and times, none of us can afford to lose. Can any reader help in this situation? New Cash Register Since a couple of pages of issue are already devoted to Car* los Food Center, “This Rock” might as well 'horn in’ on the sub ject too. But it isn’t about the new store that we wish to talk. Rather, it is about anew cash register which Carlos Calleja bought the first of its kinds in South Florida and one of the few which have been released throughout the Unit ed States. Manufactured by the* National Cash Register Company, this new machine does everything biit spend your money for you ; It does all that existing models*. do such as itemizing purchases, figuring tax charges and adding the total. It also does two more things— When the customer pass<% over his money or check to pay for pur chases. the clerk touches a key and the visual indicator immedia tely shows the amount being ten dered as well as printing it on the receipt The machine then comput- Hal Boyle Says NEW YORK CF An ambitious girl today doesn t merely njarry a man. She marries the corporation he works for. too. 0 It has become a kind of 20th Century bigapay. For a is an open secret that many large corporations now don t majie a man an executive solely on the* basis of his work in the office No indeedy. That is only-half of it. The corporation spot checks his wife also, to be surf that she measures up to its requirements. Thus arues a strange new indus trial concept—"the ideal corporate wife.” The idea of being coldly studied by the bifocal gaze of a huge cor poration is rather frightening to the average wife. "I think I know how to please husband.” she says, "but how does a gicl go about keeping a corporation happy?” Suppose her husband sells Buicks She is unnerved by the thought that in some mysterious This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb es the amount of change which is due. In cases where refund deposits are due the customer on such things as bottles, coupons, etc., this is automatically calculated, re gisterd and printed on the custo mer's receipt. The change-computing machine gives both customers and mer chant an accurately printed record of each and every step in any transaction. John M. Wilson, NCR vice president says: “Cash regis ters have always shown how much the customer owes the merchant. Now we have a register that gives the same protection to the custom er by showing just how much the merchant owes him.” Community Chost Are y.ou doing vour share toward helping the Community Chest? It is one of our most important chari table organizations, you know. If you stop to think about the matter, the Community Chest really isn’t a charitable outfit. It is a combined group of much-need ed civic organizations which are devoted to your welfare and to the betterment of Key Welt. You can't consider it charity when you give something to help yotlrself. f The Community Chut combines the needs for funds of twelve char itable and welfare olganizations. It, makes one drive a year for these funds which is certainly a lot more pleasant tha* spreading an appeal for money throughout the entire year. Shoul.d a solicitor comes your way. give generously. You’ll be helping to improve the community and you won’t be 'hit’ again for another donation by Bie groups which comprise the Community Chest. • V y - way she may commit a blunder, a blunder that will not only cause her husband to lose out on a pro motion to district sales manager but also cause General Motors it self to drop 30 points on the stock market. It's an awful big respon sibility to put on the shoulders of one frail but well-meaning woman. Fortunately, she has some tips to guide her. But they tend only to give her a feeling of inferiority. For surveys of the “ideal corpor ate wife" shows that washing be hind her ears, keeping her bus : band well-fid and contented, and raising her kids are hardly enough. She should dress well but not too well, be “the college type.” devel op social charm put her husband s job first at ail times, k'ep abreast of his bus mess but keep her nose out of rt, be active in the com munity, stay within her household budget, never be jealous of her husband’s secretary or associates, and so forth and so on Put more simply, she akwdd merge the qualities of Florence Key West In Days Gone By November 4, 1*34 (Sunday. No paper) ★ ★ ★ November 4, 1*44 Amended liquor ordinance, in creasing the number of bars by one, was passed on final reading last night and becomes law after it is signed by Mayor Willard M. Albury. Eight warrants were issued this morning for the arrest of Key Westers, charged with “setting up | games of chance,” and Chief Depu ty Sheriff A. H. Mclnnis said that | probably all will have been served j before the end of the day. ENTIRE FAMILY OF 13 j HAS TUBERCULOSIS ! SANATORIUM, Tex. (ift-Eleven | members of a 13-person west Tex as family have been hospitalized this week for treatment of tuber ! culosis. Nightingale, Mary Margaret Mc- Bride, Mother Machree, Catherine the Great of Russia, and a female I Dale Carnegie. Otherwise, if she asks her hus : band in 1974 why he hasn’t had a raise in pay for 20 years, she is likely lo be crashed by the reply: Remember that time we went to the boss's house in 1954, and ; you ruined my career. The boss decided right then you’d never be the ideal corporate wife, and there was no point in promoting me be cause you and only make the cor poration look untidy.” This ideal-corporate wife non ! sense could break up a lot of ! happy homes. It may result in articles in the women’s confession magazines entitled, “My Busted Romance with TYie American Telephone and Telegraph C 0..” "Why One Wife Failed with Ana conda Copper,” and "The True Story of How 1 Let Down Standard Oil.” Some indignant ladies, however, say the mere thought of having their wifely qualifications judged by a corporation brings out the spirit of Lady Macßeth in them. A few sample reactions: “Would it help if I did the dance of the seven veils at the next stock holders’ meeting*” "Suppose 1 learn to sparkle for General Electric, and then my hus band switches his job and goes to work for U.S. Steel. What do 1 do to help him put on more tonnage, or just try to look more durable?” "Personally, if I have to please all my husband bosses as well as him, too, well they'd better start looking for a lady robot, I’ll take in washing." One woman. I thought, had a very sensible solution to the prob lem of the ideal corporate wife. “If wives are that important to a corporation.” she said, “why don't they put us mi the payroll, too? Then they'd get some real action.” Sounds like a good sound busi ness idea. Any husband would work harder he’d have to if his corporation promoted his wife on a family performance basis. People’s Forum Tfe (Intn oil—— i|—> *•••* • Ik* ttewt it •* r—<n ht Ik* *4lt*r M*r* tk* rlkt u <*>• mmr *Mb ■** —!<•*< Uktlmi iimr ra*t*4. Tk* writ*— ***•>< . • (*lr Mi niltn tk* l*tt*r* t* —• wrtii ui writ* ••• M* •* Ik* mm> MIV- •••* •* •k* writer nut —■■*** tk* let— aM | wttl k* pakltekM ma le— re**—l*4 *tk*mt*n DOESN'T WANT FORCED Editor, The Citizen. Those who oppose fluoridation of public water supply have been call ed crackpots by an overxealous fluoridation promoter. Why? Do they oppose anyone who wants flu-; oride for his family? No All they | want is that fluoride shouldn’t be forced on themselves whenever they open a faucet. Whatever their reasons are for their objection is nobody’s business but their own, as 1 long as we live in a free country. I don’t want to call anybody a crackpot. But what do you call somebody who. completely ignor ing the diversity of human beings physically, mentally and spiritual ly, with all their diverse likes and dislikes, wants to level up every body and everything? A recent letter to this forum opens with a statement of a very’ laudable purpose to end all non sense about fluoridation once and for all. What could be nicer? It then proceeds to rig up two whip ping boys, Dr. C. T. Betts of Tole do. Ohio and Dr. Royal Lee .of Milwaukee. Does this whipping boy method prove that our public wa ter supply should be fluoridated? I don’t think so. By the way. I’m not a food fadiat, or arty kind of a fadist, not even a fluoridation of public water fadist. It is my understanding that Am erican Medical Association consid ers fluoridation outside of its pro vince and therefore has never of ficially endorsed fluoridation of public water supply. To my sur-j prise I see A. M. A. sandwiched in j among the long array of endorsers of public water supply, among them even the nurses’ associations which up to now have been, un justly of course, overlooked in the fluoridation controversy. I may be wrong and will be glad to be cor rected if anybody will refer me to any official statement made by A. M. A. that it officially endor ses fluoridation of public water supply. Period. I’m not against those who want fluoride in their diet. Let anybody have it who wants it. Some-peo ple add quinine water to their drinks. It would be presumptuous of me to argue aganst their doing so. But personally I don’t want it. Does that make me nonsensi cal or a crackpot or otherwise sub ject to scorn? People of San Diego, California, after using fluoridation of their public water supply, voted to dis continue ut. Now somebody wants me to believe those voters did not now what they were doing, and that Key Westers might also vote wrong unless properly and scienti fically instructed about fluorida tion and therefore City Commision ers should do it on their own res ponsibility. May I ask what kind of scientific erudition is required to decide between free choice and compulsory medication? Isn’t it a rnazing that our City Commission ers are being urged to act like Commissars, rulers over poor ig norant peasants? If this is only the beginning, what next is to be forced upon us? However, in case of popular de mand for municipal distribution points of free fluoridated water to families desiring it, our City Com missioners and the Mayor, a dis tinguished professional engineer, could. I’m sure, devise some plan to meet such demand. But they shouldn't be badgered with re quests to foist on us sornetiiing which did not originate with us, for which we did not ask, which came from some bureau outaide Key West (date July , 1954). The Mayor, I'm sure, could count on wholehearted cooperation of Key West Engineers’ Club, a progres sive, public spirited organization, and we would be getting some where. In conclusion may I state most emphatically that I’m not motivat ed by any personal animosity to ward either of the two local den tists who are prominently in front of fluoridation campaign. I have deep respect for all dentists, high ly useful members of any com munity. Unfortunately, some of them, figuratively speaking, stray away from their chairs toward the public water pipe which is a mun icipal and not a dental busness. If they would aak for free distri bution points of properly fluoridat | ed potable water for all who want it they would have no opposition from anybody We have to live together on this little island, all of us, those who want fluoride as well as those who don't. It won t be fair to favor one side and prejudice the other. The people on both sides are neigh borly, generous and kindly people. Why not disregard all outaide pres sure and work something that would be fair to all our people? Why not? It can be done. Sincerely. A R. More than a fifth of the cola mined in the United Sates comes from mines owned by steel, rail road, utility and other consuming companies and moves directly into their opera tool. Ipk NEW YORK, UP—The quest for more business end higher profits spurs industrial research in these competitive days and also adds urgency to the search for ways o squeeze some of the gamble out of new enterprises. For they are a gamble. Business failure tables are top heavy with casualties among the newcomers to any particular field. And marketing specialists say that from 5 to 10 new products flop for every one that catches on. Steadily mounting spending for industrial research has brought a trend toward specialization. Some study ways to perfect products. Some probe into the whims of con sumers. Some do research for only one industry. Some specialize ji the customs, needs and profit chances in one particular region. Seventy per cent of the project* of the Midwest Research Institute of Kansas City are (or corporations in six Midwestern States Nebraska, lowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ark ansa J. The institute was founded 10 years ago with contributions by 7% individuals and corporations to do a nonprofit Job of upgrading of the industrial and agricultural econ omy of the region. Its president. Dr. Charles N. Kimball, an East erner. says the prime aim ia foster ing "science-based” industry in an area that traditionally emphasized farming and merchandizing. Todays Business Mirror By Saiß Damon ..The institute, working w it field* of science, has undertaken 1,400 re search and development projects for 550 companies throughout the nation, delving into such things as soluble coffee, automatic clothes dryers and low -calorie candy bar*. Armour Research Foundation <<f the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago reports it did 55t re search projects for industry and government m the past year. Dr. Haldon A. Leedy, its director, aa>s its next big project is building what be calls the nation's first nu clear reactor specifically construct ed for mdustria! research. Only one field the burgeoning chemical industry is served by the Roger Williams Technical St Economic Services. Inc. The presi dent, Roger Williams Jr., has worked out a system whereby mul tiple clients share the expense of 'a project. Just now, lor example, a number of companies are splitting the bill lor a study of market pov iibiiities and raw material supplies for additives to livestock feed to stimulate growth. Many research firms work on the marketing problems involved in launching new products or in en tering new regions. "The average new industrial product it seldom s natural,” eon. tends Fred I. Smith, industrial mar keting specialist of Steward, Doug, ail k Associates. "Without prior market study, it's a 10-1 gamble.’* \n\n notas cubanas Por RAOUL ALPIZAR POYO PARQUES PARA NlftOS Cayo Hueso es una ciudad sin parques. Aqui los niños, sobre todo, los más pequeños, no cuen tan :o- ningún parque apropiado, donde puedan acudir las madres o las manejadoras, para que tos pequeños disfruten no solo del aire libre, tan necesario para la conservación de la buena salud, sino del esparcimiento propio de esa edad. Aquí donde quiera que hay un terreno yermo, los mayores se lo toman, para retozar, practicar un foot ball de quinta clase, alejando a los más pequeños, ante el peligro de recibir o un pelotazo, o un mal golpe Es lástima quenen una ciudad como Key West, que bien pudiera llamarse la "ciudad d los niáet" por el inmenso número de ellos que aqui viven, no hayan pensado sus gobernantes, en prepararles un parque en lugar céntrico, donde esos pequeños ángeles, puedan distraerse y gozar de las venta jas del ejercicio al aire libre No basta con acercarles a la playa. Algunos niños se desme joran. con el aire del mar. En cambio, el aire seco de alturas mayores y lejos del mar, les fortalece sus pulmones y gozan de cabal salud Preparar un parque para esos pequeñitoa. no costaría mucho dinero a la ciudad. Y si los mayores tienen derecho a que se les compongan las calles, se les alumbre como es debido, los pe queños, también tienen sus dere chos y debieran de tenerlo en cuenta los que rigen los destinos de la ciudad. Nada hay más hermoso que ver reunidos a los pequeños niños, entretenidos en sus juegos infan tiles e inocentes. '*Diad venir a mi les niñas" dijo Jesús y cuando El pedia tal cosa, es porque vela en esos ángeles, la única señal de sinceridad, de pureza y de candor, existente en este mundo. Por eso nos parece que ya es hora de que los Comisionados de la Ciudad que suelen perder a veces, un buen tiempo discutiendo cosas que en nada benefician a la ciudad, vayan pensando en los niños. Casi todos ellos son padres de familia y algunos tienen hijos pequeñitoc. Si eso es asi, no comprendemos cómo no se les ha ocurrido hacer algo en beneficio de esos, de los más pequeños. Lo raro es que este pais se caracte riza por el respeto y la atención que prestan todos, a los niños, a los ancianos y a los animalitos. Alguien dijo muy graciosamente en cierta ocasión, que Cayo Hueso no era parte de los Estados Uni dos. ' Y decís tal cosa, porque muchas cosas que los propios americanos se cuidan de tener y defender en otras ciudades, aqui en el Cayo, pasan desapercibidas para todos. Hay que despertar del letargo en que viven aqui los gobernantes y los políticos que aspiran. Hay que pensar al aspirar, no solo en las ventajas que trae consigo una elección para un cargo representa tivo, sino que también hay que tener en cuenta, cuando se aspira y se triunfa, en esos pedacitoa de cielo, que constituyen ls parte mis bella, pura e inocente de la Creación. Aquí se organizan campeonatos de foot ball de varias categorías; de base ball de distintas catego rías, basket ball, golf, bolos etc. Pero, ninguno organiza un festival donde los nimios puedan encon- te-ar alegre esparcimiento. Nin guno de los que aspiran y salen electos, piensa en que atendiendo a los niños, se está trabajando no solo para el presente, sino para ej futuro de este querido pueblo. Esos niños serán los hombres del manaña. los que rijan los destinos de la colectividad y preparándoles desde ahora, serán excelentes ciudadanos y posiblemente, con el adelanto constante del progreso, lo haran muchísimo mejor que los que ahora actúan. En casi todas las ciudades de la Union, que cuenten con más do veinte y cinco mil habitantes, existen parques para recreo de los niños pequeños. Y es un verdadero encanto ver a esas almas ingenuas, cómo se entretienen unos con los toros, corriendo y haciendo ejerci cios que contribuyen de manera positiva y eficaz a la buena salud de los propios pequeños Aquí donde se vive en aparta mentos. Muchos de. ellos, sin la ventilación necesaria, es donde se impone el establecimiento de lo gares de recreo para los niños, procurando que los mayores los zagaletones, no invadan esos lu gares, con sus prácticas bruscas de foot bal!, o de basket ball. Aparte del lejano parque dé Bayview. los muchachos no tienen en la ciudad ningún otro lugar donde pasar el tiempo. De ahi que muchas veces conviertan las ralles y callejones, en terrenos de base ball o de foot ball, sin importarles poco ni mucho, romperle el “coco** a algún pacifico transeúnte que cruce por las inmediaciones. Y !o peor del caso es que cuando se les llama la atención de que las calles no son precisamente el lugar más adecuado para la práctica de tales deportes, escu chan a quien se lo dice, se encojen de hombros y siguen impertérritos en sus juegos, muchas veces en presencia de las propias autori dades que cruzan por c! lugar. Má* de una vez hemos tenido que requerir a grandullones quo jugaban a la pelota en la cuadra en que vivimos Y muy pocas ve ces nos hicieron caso cusndo les requeríamos. Todo eso es muy pintoresco y hasta chistoso, si se quiere, pero no es justo que se falte al respeto de los vecinos y mucho ménos quo si les ponga en peligro de recibir una lesión más o ménos grave, que después de producida, no hay a quien reclamar los daños y perjuicios , . . Por eso pedimos que nuestros flamantes Comisionados de la Ciudad, piensen en la erección de un parque dentro de la Ciudad, para que alü se distraigan los pequeños niños. Es algo que rada día es más necesario, que lo está pidiendo a gritos toda la gran familia que aqui vive y que, nunca ha podido lograr que tal cosa se hiciera. L política es el arte de gobernar. Pero al gobernar, hay que ofrecer a los gobernados que depositan su confianza y dan su voto a. ks electos, parte de los beaefícioa que obtienen los que han triunfado en la elección. Y que no se diga, que en ciertos cargos io que se obtiene es demasiado insignifi cante, como por ejemplo, como Comisionado de la Ciudad. Si so fuera completamente cierto, no habría ciudadanos que se gastaran cientos de pesos en tratar de salir electos, porque nadie está peleado con su propio dinero. Hace mucha falta, repetimos, un parque para los parvulítos de la colectividad.