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THI KIY WIST CITIZEN
Page 6 •I The Key West Citizen Published daily Sunday; from The Citizen Building, corner of Greene and Ann Streets. 0" Y p,i| y Newapapr In Key West and MenrM Cemity L. P. AETMAN, Id It or and~P^[ ith#r IfflTlfS4 WOK MAW D. ARTMAN —— Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, is Second Class Matter TEUPHONlTTsaiendt-SMt Member ef The Associated Prase—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 (by carrier), 25c per week: year, $13.20; by mail, $15.80 ADVERTISING RATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION The Citizen if 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 KIY WIST ADVOCATED ■Y THI CITIZEN 1. More Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. I. Airports—Land and Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. COMMUNITY CHEST FAILURE DUE TO DRAIN ON POCKETBOOKS BY OTHER CHARITIES Bill Spillman, in hi* “A Grain of Salt” column In The Citizen, pinpoints the reason why the Community Chest drive has fallen far short of its goal too many other gimme, gimme activities in Key West. That fact etrengthens The Citizen’s proposal that all charities in Key West be merged in the Community Chest. In Miami, as The Citizen noted several months ago, a writer said that every other day a drive is on in the name of charity, though in a good many instances using that term is a misnomer, as Spillman stressed in his article. Key West business men are the hardest hit by drive •fter drive to fatten some sort of undertaking that is un related to charity. They will tell you that hardly a day passes without some person or persons visiting the stores to ask for money for some purely promotional venture. Local business men are drained, as are many residents generally by the multiplicity of so-cglled drives. Were an end put to them and all contributions centered in the Community Chest Fund, raising its quota would be a comparattvely easy matter. Recently, a well-known foreigner, who had visited this country, said the American people are the most gen erous in the world in helping the needy or in helping those Institutions that take care of the needy. That for eigner could have added truly that no other country is as regardful of its former service men as is the United States. Yet, though Washington spends billions annually to care for disabled former military men, private groups continue their activities to get contributions for the same cause. In one instance, as The Citizen learned in Tallahassee, only 17 percent of the money thus collected went to the veterans. The other 88 percent was chalked up for ad ministrative costs. In that Miami story, the writer quoted a housewife who said that if she gave to everybody who begged her for money she wouldn’t have enough left to buy the necessities of life. Diversified begging has led writers to stigmatize it as a racket. So The Citizen suggests again that our Com munity Chest Fund be designated, as it is in some cities, as the unit to take care of all local charitable needs. The fund is aptly named Community. That means all of us. Empty heads appreciate empty honors and there are plenty of both these days. The church crowd does not always stand for things the church does, but they are supporting their church. It is easy to economize on your church contribution, •specially if you don’t have much interest in the church’s activities anyhow. Crossword Puzzle ACCOM 1. Acidity I. Bapert •viator 11. Greater •Meant >•. leant 14. Veluae: ebbr H Small Wand -17. Catch weeds It. Dceceudaut of n* U Punish by In M. Eloquent •pecker §4- Nothing 15. Thu* ST. 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Granted lhat the con tents of a prayer are a personal matter in many cases, then's still no reason why men and women should become embarrassed if they accidently betray the fact that they do engage in some type of communion with a Higher Power. I don't have many fixed ideas when it comes to religious subjects. If a man tells me that there is no such thing as God. it doesn’t shock me in the least for to tell the truth, in my opinion, there really isn’t such a thing as God to the man who doesn't believe in Him. And so it goes with prayer. If you lack faith in the act of being able to reach out and contact a Power greater than yourself, then prayer is a waste of your short existence here dearth. Types Of Prayer There are several types of pray er. They fit various needs and oc casions. But the truly devout per son doesn’t study in advance what type would be best in certain cir cumstances the proper words come at the proper time, spontan eously. You might say that a preacher ought to be telling you these things and not a guy like myself. Maybe- Hal Boyle % Says BRUSSELS IP—The poor man's Baedeker to Belgium; There is no law about it, but by custom the seventh child us every Belgian family is the godchild of the King. However, a mother doesn't have to raise that large a family to start getting something from the government She gets an allowance equivalent to SS 30 a month for her first child. The figure gradually rises until the payment reaches a peak of $13.90 monthh for her fifth child, and any thereafter. There are also small birth and death allowances and a non work ing mother also gets an allowance from the government to stay home and raise her kids. These family bonuses increase ‘ the birth rate in rural more than in industrial areas, however The clear bracing air in rural rones | ia regarded by some authorities as LET THIS BE A LESSON TO YOU This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb so. There are times, however, when 1 think ministers lead a little too much of a serene life to really convince those of us who are spin ning in circles. Personally, I can get into the darndest. fouled-up messes! And it is always prayer that pulls me out of them. Offhand, I can’t think of a single instance in my life where 1 made an appeal to God and didn’t receive help. Insofar as I can see, there are about four principle types of pray er: petition, thanksgiving, confes sion, and adoration. Most of us lean pretty heavy on the petition and forget the thanksgiving or adora tion. Confession and petition combine very well together in spiritual com munion with God. Without reali zation and acknowledgement of faults, it would be difficult to real ly expect an answer to any en treaty. Petitionary prayers, by them selves, easily slip off into selfish requests requests based on purely material desires similar to that of a kid asking for a red wa gon at Christmas time. If the time and effort wasted in such ‘begging’ were transformed into productive work, a fellow could answer his own requests of this nature. There’s a book whith has been on the market for quite awhile call ed “The Magic of Believing," by Claude M. Bristol. It is quite in teresting and one which should b? read by any person who feels that his ambitions have been thwarted because of unavoidable circums tances. In a manner of speaking, it delves into the power of prayer though the author handles his sub ject in anything but a religious way. You can probably find the book at your favorite store or at the Key West Woman’s Club Library. Read it. even more important to the birth: rate than government bounties. Belgium’s 8.725.000 people have' three different national tongues —; Flemish. French and German. Some 3.039,315 in 1950 spqke j French only, 3.473.291 Dutch only, 43.033 German only. It was also discovered that 334,- 206 inhabitants couldn t speak any of the three languages. It turned out most of them had a reasonable excuse— they were still under 2 years of age. Belgium produces no romantic films, does go in heavily for seri ous home-produced documentary j movies. But cinema fans here like Amer.can stars, and currently Jane Russell is ahead of Marilyn Monroe by a wide margin . . Television is state controlled here, and separate networks are provid ed for the Flemish and French speaking populaces. Two hoars of Langer Won’t Poll Committee On Harlan Pact WASHINGTON ÜB-Sen. Langer (R-ND) said Thursday current Senate procedures “make it im | possible” for the Judiciary Com -1 mittee he heads to act on the nom | ination of John Marshall Harlan to the Supreme Court. Langer referred to the request of Senate leaders that Senate com mittees refrain from meeting dur ing the session called to act on pro posed censure of Sen. McCarthy (R Wis). Harlan, nominated as an asso ciate justice Monday, was con firmed as a federal circuit court judge earlier this year, and there had been suggestions that Langer poll Judiciary Committee members now without calling a formal hearing. But he said he has no such plans. This raised the possibility that no action would be taken on the nomination of Harlan, a New York er, until the new Congress meets in January. Key West In Days Gone By November 13, 1934 Miss Mena Oliveros. state regent of the Catholic Daughters of Am erica, arrived over the East Coast this morning from St. Augustine. Much interest is being displayed in the Key West Garden Club's beautiful garden contest, as evi- j denced by the number of inquires j received by the Garden Club with respect to rules of the contest, and the number of contestants already registered. ★ ★ ★ November 13, 1944 If It can be demonstrated that the reconstruction of the Roosevelt Boulevard is “essential to the war effort,” the Federal Work* Agency will then be in a position to con sider providing funds to make re pairs. Such is the substance of the information Representative B. C. j Papy has received from Senator Claude Pepper and O. T. Ray, re gkmal director of the FWA, with offices in Atlanta. HEAP BIG INJI N STRING TOWN. Okla di-Turner Bear, fuilblooded Creek In dian, bagged a 10-point. 124 pound buck deer near here. Asked whether he. used a bow and arrow, as many hunters are doing, or a rifle, he replied: “Indian use 30 30 rifle. Bow end arrow for white man.** The U. S. Forest Service was sorted Feb. 1, 1905. " —■ 11 i TV are scheduled for the kids each j Thursday afternoon fchildren get a afternoon off every week), but so far Hopakmg Cassidy hasn’t in vaded the frontier. ... So far there are only an estimated 40 0001 TV sets in the Baton, and most of them are m cafes . . . Here as in America the thoughtful bar tender is in the forefront of any I move that will help taring culture to his customers. A Grain Of Salt |y| By Bill Spillman Thursday morning I called on an 1 old friend of mine, Miss Decker, who is in the florist business. She ( i*"a very special friend because a few years ago when I was 13 or 14. I used to work for her in her, business. The reason I am mentioning this is that the work table used by Miss Decker to make the floral arrange ments is the same table she used when I worked for her. The signi ficant item is that I carved my name on the woodwork and it is still there. After careful observation of the handiwork, I could see no differ ence between the way 1 wrote my name then compared to now. The county commissioners did not send a representative to the Jaycees on Wednesday night to tell their side of the dispute with Na tional. I can see their point of not want ing any publicity on the subject since it is in the hunds of the court. However, it could be said that they are afraid ,to put themselves to questions in a public question and answer period. This can de discounted because if anyone wanted to have ques tions answered, they could come to the county commissioners meet ing. Perhaps there is a difference be tween going to a regular commis sion meeting and asking outright questions at a meeting of general subjects compared to having a sit uation discussed in full with the talk bringing up suggestive ques tions in itself. The reason T am harping about the subject is that one of the com missioners accused this ieporter of putting two strikes against them PEOPLE’S FORUM The Citizen welcomes expretslens of tho views of its read ers, but the editor reserves the right to delete any items which ere considered libelous er unwerronted. The writers should be fair and confine the letters to 300 words and write on one side of the paper only. Signature of tho writer must accompany the letters and will be oubilshed unless reeussted otherwise. BAND SUPPORT URGED Editor, The Citizen: In regards to the criticism of our High School Band brought on by your writer. It seems that he and some oth er people want a voodoo, burlesque dance or a jazz band. If this is the kind of muric thev "want all they have to do is flip a radio dial or drop a nickel in a juke box, which there are plenty of. Doc, the Band Mastef, is trying to teach these stu dents the fundamentals Of good music. They will have plenty of time to learn “peppy music.” If our boys and girls were not getting the proper training I am sure they would not have received the high praise they received in Tampa and Cuba. Incidentally our boys on the football team seem to be doing a right fine job with this type of music as a back ground. So let’s stop criticizing our Band and support them and the instructor like we do our football team. Sincerely. JACK H. WEBCH 1022 Georgia Street Key West, Florida BLAMES THE MEMBERS Editor. The Citizen: Different people have been voicing their opinions about the Key West High School band. I think it is timg you heard a band members opinion. The band master is not to blame but the band mem bers are. Mr. Casterton has done a lot for the band and is still doing so. 4 know the people would like to have jazz played and Doc would like to play it for you, but he doesn’t get the cooperation from some of the kids. When he calls drill, half of them don’t show up and the half that do report for drill don’t bring their instru ments. They just mesa around the whole time. Other bands have lots of people who are interested in being in the band and if the ones who are in the band mess around, they can be replaced. But we are unfortunate in that we do not have that many people interested in being in the band. And you can’t blame that on Doc. Even if we played jazz and strutted our legs off, you still couldn't please some people. A BAS’D MEMBER Hormones May Aid Oldsters By ALTON L. BLAKESLfi AP Scitnc* Reporter NEW YORK jP—Tiny daily doses |of fresh hormones took promising for overcoming some troubles and dangers of growing old. two physi cians have revealed. They reported mostly good re sults in overcoming fatigue, head aches, depressions, nervousness, irritability and even high blood pressure in a group of 41 women and nine men who were in or past the “change of lde” period. That .s the period in which the natural when he, by virtue of his assign ment. covered the recent meeting where the airlines gave the public the chance to ask questions con cerning their stand 1 do not think that the criticism is justified unless there is a com parison basis to justify the re marks. After the meeting one person connected with the county was stat ed to have said that if he had asked this and that question, the answers would not have been easy* for the airlines representatives to answer. Hindsight is always easy Personally, I feel that if any em barassing questions could have been asked concerning the issue. 1 think that they should have been asked. To do otherwise, is a neg lect of civic duty. If 1 am wrong in my belief that tax money can be saved by iettmg the Airlines use the Boca Chica field and the county maintaining Meacham as an airport for small er private aircraft, I want to be the first to admit it. GUAVA JELLY A cute little blonde was in the florist shop or dering roses for the arrival of Burt Lancaster’s wife. —Navy Wives club 88 collected $24 (without being asked) for the Community Chest Drive. Their bowling league donated another $25 —I am impressed every time I drive along the south boulevard and sec how clean it is under the coconut trees. Key West is com ing up on the world. State High way Department did the job. —lt should be a big show Sat urday night in the football stadium when Douglass High puts on their halftime show. —Haven’t heard much talk about naming the football stadium lately. production of sex hormones star * to decline. The report was made by Doctors Charles H. Btmberg and Raphael Kurnok, of Jewish Hospital j* Brooklyn and Momsanta Hospital, New York, at a symposium on geriatrics presented by the Ameri can Geriatrics Society. Geriatrics is the treatment of diseases of the aging. Tablets with tiny amounts of sex hormones were used in the doc tors' experiments on people not TB Patient In Japan lias U.S. Pen Pals By FRED SAITO TOKYO, jv— An ailing younf Japanese mother has received * thou sa mi letters from America. The woman, on a tuberculosis sickbed, has written letters ugriog peace and international good will to the l mted States. Russia and Red China. She was swamped with American answers, but has yet to hear a word from the Reds. Three months ago, Mrs, Chisu Tomiiawa, 25. wrote i letters to leading American newspaper* 'a each state, asking to exchange let ters with Americans. "Japanese newspapers were at tacking the United States in rel i tion to the H bomb tests in the Pacific which hurt stone of our fisa ermen. she said. “But I wanted to believe in the good will of Amer icans ... A person who may dm soon ought not to hale anyone.’* Young Japanese students, im pressed at the I,'joo replies she received, wrote similar letters to Canada. Australia and New Zea land Another thousand letters came quickly. More than a month ago. Mrs. Tomiiawa w rote 150 letters to Rus sian and Red Chinese new spaper* and organizations. She has yet to receive a single reply. In letters to both free and Com munist countries asked for indi vidual opinions on atomic testa. “I still believe in the possibility of keeping good friendship with ail these nations.” Mrs Tomizawa said. "The Americans have proved they have the same faith ... 1 still hope the people m the Communist nations will write me ’* She said about 800 American let ters came from housewives, and half of them apologized for damage j caused by the H bomb tests. More than 100 Tokyo students are busy j helping her draft the replies She said about 50 letters from the United States "suspected a mo tive and wrote words of insult.” "But the others encouraged me so much, I feel 1 am getting well.** Reduction Of Jury From 12 To 7 Suggested LONDON (£i—Lord Goddard, the lord chief justice of England, sug gest* the size of Juriea be reduced from 12 to 7 in all esurt actions except murder trials. And he says verdicts should not be unanimous but by majority vote. Lord Goddard aays retrials have become more frequent recently be cause one “unreasonable or preju diced juror” can cauae a mistrial. Smaller juries sat in courta during the war and served without risk of real injustices, he contends. The question of a majority vo:e by reduced juries also has been advanced by Sir Gerald Dodson, senior judge of Ok! Bailey, Lon don * criminal court He told a jury which could not reach a verdict because one of its members dif fered from the rest: “Perhaps one day our legisla ture may see fit to decide that a majority verdict of say 1012tha may be valid.” Many lawyers opposed the Idea of majority verdicts in murder tri als. “British justice has been bunt up on the belief that an accused man is always entitled to the bene fit of any doubt in the minds of bis fellow men.” aaid one. Russia Wants Locomotives TOKYO. # The newspaper Asahi said Friday Russia wants to buy 50 narrow gauge ateam loco motives and 1,000 freezer car* from Japan, a 17V| miiliondollar order V. Krupin, Ruaaian commercial representative, reportedly mad* the offer Thursday to the Jepan Locomotives and Rolling Stock In dustry Assn. The association in structed its members to submit quotations. The order probably would tog that of 194* when Russian pur chased XS locomotives and rolling stock It would be the first such order since the start of the Korean War. POSTAL JI MP ASKED LOS ANGELES. - Salary boosts for postal employe: and an increase in first class postage from 3 to 4 cents an ounce will be sought a the next session of Congress Asst. Postmaster Gen Eugene J. Lyons told reporters Thursday. lioti! 75 years ago, man’a only source of artificial light was th* ®pen flame. acutely iB bat mainly victims of changes in personalities. Three quarters of th* women were 50 to 68 years old. the other* 3# to 50. The nine men were 5/ to 47. • The hormones generally bad a tonic effect, the physicians sad. A* nnexpected result was a lower iag of Wood pressure in m imeroug c****, they added.