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most equable climate in the country, with an average sang* of only 14* Fahrenheit VOL. LXXV No. 274 l 1 "*' ‘<y> frl **” r ”jj| 4 __ ■ iirtr • < '•' T 1 .S~** H STABS AND WRITERS RELAX—Burt Lancaster (left) and Anna Magnani (right, foreground), talk things over mi the porch of playwright Tennessee Williams' home on Duncan Street. Wil llama and his secretary, Frank Merlo, are shown in the background Filming of the movie will wind up over the weekend.—Citizen Staff Photo, Don Pinder. One Dead, Two Seriously Hurt r As Car Smashes Trailer Truck County’s 15th Highway Death Listed Today A woman* was killed at 4:45 a, m. today when the ch imwhich he was rtufntf crashed with a trailer truck on Big 1 Pine Key. Cpl. S. R. Walker of the Florida Highway Patrol identified the dead woman as Evelyn Davis, 54, of 810 Thomas Street. A man and another woman were seriously injured in the wreck. A second man escaped without in jury. Crash Described Walker described the fatal crash this way: Lee McKyiver, 40, of 831 Thomas Street, was driving a 1949 Hudson sedan north on U. S. 1 at a high rate of speed. Walker estimated the speed at 70 miles per hour. The sedan went out of control, crossed the center line on a curve on'big Pine Key and hit the left rear wheel of a trailer truck load ed with ashphalt for the City of Key West The truck, Walker said, is own ed by Rod Wing Carriers of Tam pa. Truck Driver Unhurt It was driven by Lester R. Rine hart, 44, of Miami, who was un injured. McKyiver sustained a broken leg and ankle and may have internal Injuries. Anna Wallliams, 53, (no address given by Walker) was riding in the front seat of the sedan. She has a fractured right leg and hip and cuts f both ankles. She and McKyiver are in Mon toe General Hospital. Clarence Johnson, who works for Thompson Enterprises, was unin jured. Johnson and the woman who was killed were riding in the tear seat The death was the 16th traffic | fatality in Monroe County this year. Enjoy Yourself at NEBO'S TAVERN and BAR STOCK ISLAND Featuring Music of Gibby Weech Gene Taylor , Barbara Lamar Jones Fri.-Sai„ 9 p.m. 'til "?* Sunday. 6:30 pun. 'til "f" NO COVER . NO MINIMUM Returning Tonight and Every Nite -To Cocktail Lounge and Bar ' urnTfU I .L nnrunir , ■ A HECTOR BARROSO'S I mma dining room" LOGUN S iS" V>> - JO too PM- Till 4:00 AM. Many Surprise. Simonton on the Ocean m* Sm Ws*t mmen No Report There was an auto crash on Stock Island this morning but at The Citizen's press time the sheriff's department had no in formation on it. Gossips Link Gable, Monroe In Romance HOLLYWOOD (fl—Gossips said today that Hollywood’s newest ro mance costars Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. Press agents hope it last if it exists until they can be costarred in a movie planned for them. The talk started with a photo, released yesterday by Marilyn’s studio, 20th Century-Fox, which showed the two dancing together at a party two weeks ago. This was the night before Marilyn en tered a hospital for minor surgery. The party was tossed by Charles K. Feldman, Billy Wilder, pro ducer and director of "The Seven Year Itch.” The party celebrated the windup of the picture, which stars Marilyn. Shall Wa Dane*? She came to the party with col umnist Sid Skolsky, to whom she confided she would like to dance with Gable. The "King” got the message. The two danced together much of the evening. When Marilyn entered the hos pital the next day, she received a nice little note and three dozen red roses, apparently from Gable. The next day and every day there after for a week. Marilyn got more roses and a card, always signed "Clark.” There was some conjecture, how ever, whether an alert press agent had followed up Gable’s gallantry unbeknown to the actor. Gable, now in Hong Kong mak ing ‘‘Soldier of Fortune,” for 20th Century-Fox, was unavailable for comment on the romance talk. But Marilyn admitted she never had so much fun in her life as she did dancing with Gable She said he always has been her idol. CEMENT . . . LIME PLASTER Strunk Lumber 120 SIMONTON, near Post Office THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.S.A. Walsh Accepts Position As Health Officer Dr. Francis X. Walsh, of Boston, today said he will accept the posi tion of county health officer if he and his family can find adequte housing here. However, County Commissioner Joe Allen said he felt the housing problem ’ could be solved easily. v IgBE ISp DR. FRANCIS X. WALSH . . . new health doctor. Dr. Walsh and his wife, who have been here two days, left this af ternoon for the flight to Boston. He is a director of one of Bos ton’s 10 medical units. Dr. Walsh comes highly recom mended from the State Board of Health. His appointment has been approved by the county commis sion. Dr. Walsh will replace Dr. C. W. Morrison who recently resign ed as county health officer to en ter private practice. Priests Sentenced In Peron’s Drive Against Catholics ' BUENOS AIRE3, Argentina UV- Two priests were sentenced yes terday to five days imprisonment in the toughest action yet taken in President Peron’s campaign against Roman Catholics he has accused of trying to undermine his regime. The priests were sentenced on j charges of “disturbances and dis orders.” As is customary in Ar gentina in cases of misdemeanors, the sentences were based on police investigation without public trial. The priests were taken to a home for aged priests to serve their sentences. The two priests were among 24 named by Peron in a speech on Nov. 10 as opposing his regime. KEY WEST/ FLORIDA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1954 Man Seeks Shark For Novel Venture Does anybody have a shark, preferably about ten feet long, they don't know what to do with? You do? Well, get in touch with Paul Chotteau in Marathon. He's looking for just such a creature. Chotteau, now get this, wants to ride Mr. Shark to Ha* vana. Reason for his desire to make the novel journey is the hope that he will gain fame and fortune through the attendant publicity. Chotteau claims he has ridden sharks before. He once reached a speed of 14 miles per hour, he says. He was in Key West Friday to exhibit a movie de picting that exploit at the Naval Station. He'd like to take a trial spin around the island of Key West if he can find a suitable shark. Two Arrested On Counterfeit Charge In D.C. WASHINGTON UPl —Secret Serv ice agents last night arrested two men and a woman who, they said, had printed $250,000 in counterfeit SIOO bills. The trio, seized in a. Washington hotel, were charged with possessing and passing bogus bills, which the Secret Service described as "in ferior.” U. E. Baughman, chief of the Secret Service, said the bills were pinted in the woman’s Miami, Fla. home. Baughman identified those ar rested as: Farmer C. Thomas, 28, of 167V* NW 45th St,, Miami, an employe of a Miami printing plant. William H. Gardner, 31, of 2815 NW 155th Ter. ppa-Logka, Fl*.,*n auto salesman: Joan St. Clair, 39, of 356 Payne Dr., Miami. Baughman said the three related they passed about $4,000 in counter feit bills in Dallas, New Orleans, Jackson, Miss., Little Rock, Ark., and Atlanta Before coming to Wash ington. They had $4,300 in bogus bills in their possession when arrested. Baughman said, and had shipped bills with a face value of $225,000 to Denver, to be picked up in the name of Joan Welch. Baughman said the shipment was sent to Denver after the three got "scared” in Dallas. He said the package would be recovered by the Secret Service. Oldster Routs Bandit Gang WELLSTON, Ohio W Police said an 80-year-old man last night routed four bandits when the gang attempted to hold up his second hand store. Sherman Lewis told police the four, three men and a woman, came into his shop just outside town and asked to see wedding rings. Lewis said when he opened his safe, one of the men drew a gun and ordered him into another room. Lewis said he grabbed a pistol from a bench, shot one of the men, and escaped to call police. When officers came, the four had fled empty-handed taking the injured man with them. Tke Hew BOULEVARD NATIVE SEA FOOD HOUSE Now Open at Roosevelt Boulevard and First St. Specializing In All Kinds of SEAFOOD STEAKS & CHICKENS Open II ajn. till 9:30 p.m. Norman Allen, K. W. Chef Our Drive In Will Be Open from 5:00 p.m. till 1:30 a.m. FURNISHED BY SUPPLIES BY Maxwell Furniture Holsum Bakery and Company Key West Provision Company Early Meeting Predicted On Bight Lease Proposal ft’i' :Wsm i mmm / W&Bm mm® lw f jLyP^^H m n ■“ 'JpgEf K. Jmw ■Am B ■ , i # *HR *j| Ip 1 ■^■pp Bppssi gg y$ STAR AND HIS STAND-IN-—An amazing resemblance is seen between Hollywood actor Ben Cooper and his stand-in daring the filming of The Rose Tattoo," local night club singer Don Albin. The pair are seen as they chat on the set during a break in their working day—Citizen Staff Photo, Don Pinder. Lieutenant May Have Long Wait For Review Of His Sentence AUGUSTA, Ga. (if) 2nd Lt. Charles C. Anderson may spend up to a year in the Army while the courts review his sentence of dis missal for mistreating trainees at Camp Gordon. The conviction and sentencing and the order to forfeit all allow ances are subject to automatic re view by Brig. Gen. Francis How ard, Camp Gordon commander and convening authority of the court. The decisions also are subject to review by the judge advocate gen eral of the Army, the Court of Military Appeals and the secretary of the Army. Any disapproval along the line of review could restore the slim, 24-year-old Korean combat veteran and native of St. Louis to duty. Au thorities estimate the reviews and possible appeals may take up to a year. Remains At Camp Meanwhile, Anderson will remain at Camp Gordon "on some useful duty” pending the outcome. Anderson didn’t show any emo tion when he heard the verdict and sentence at the end of a four day trial, but he told newsmen afterwards that “it hurts.” Army authorities pointed out dismissal of an officer was equiva len to the dishonorable discharge of an enlisted man, and said And erson also could have been sen tenced to six years and four months at hard labor. The court of two colonels, four lieutenant colonels, four majors and a captain convicted Anderson on 11 specifications and acquitted him on six under Articles 93, 133 and 134 of the Uniform Military Code. Conviction Anderson was convicted on these charges: Article 93, maltreatment of per sonnel: Ordering Pvt. Jesse A. Wyatt, 18, Bessemer, Ala., hung by the ankles from a tree; ordering dirt thrown on the prostrate body of Pvt. Rodney R. Steele, 24, Montgomery, Ala., and causing a wooden cross to be placed in his mouth; ordering Steele to take a (Continued on Page Eight) City Commission Looks With Favor On*Yacht Basin Plans By JIM COBB The city commission is expected to meet early this week with Sam Hyman, millionaire Miami Beach hotel* man, to negotiate a lease for Garrison Bight. Hyman plans to develop the bight as a mecca for yachtsmen with the first step in the program the con struction of a huge yacht marina at First Street and France And U.S. To List Pact Terms ‘ French Premier Shows Agreement With Dulles 9 Views By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON, iff) _ Premier Pierre Mendes-France and Secre tary of State John Foster Dulles work together today on a com munique that may show the extent of agreement they reached during the French leader’s work-packed visit. In his public statements, Men des-France already has said many of the things Americans wanted to hear from the head of the French government, whose ultimate aims had been in some doubt here: 1. That it would be "childish, unrealistic and even dangerous” to accept Russia’s bid for an immedi ate general conference on Euro pean problems. 2. TTiat it will be "a point of honor” with France to ratify by year’s end agreements on rearm ing Germany in NATO regardless of Russian concessions. 3. That the West must make it self strong militarily. Economical ly and politically before seeking any agreements with the Soviet bloc on a coexistence that could be peaceful. 4. That he looks on fighting com munism as his "number one task” and is determined to do it by re making French economy so that it provide his people hope for bet ter living. 5. That France and West Ger many can end their old enmity and cooperate because their in terests coincide. Agreement Seen Diplomatic informants said Men des-France has shown a consider able amount of agreement with U.S. points of view in the closed door talks also. Some questions on which there might be disagree ment apparently were set aside for later study. Thus, the Premier him self said there had been no dis cussion of future U.S. aid for French forces in Indochina. More than half of the time spent in conferences, informants said, was devoted to Indochina. It was reported much of this discussion dealt with a substantial increase in Communist military strength in Indochina three divi sons, two equipped with tanks and other heavy gear imported through Red China. It was reported a large measure of agreement on means of dealing with this situation was reached. One problem on which some dif ferences of view are said to have come up is that of possible training of free Indochinese troops by Americans. MAGAZINE PLANS STORY ON FERRY Look Magazine will feature a pictorial story shortly concerning the operation of the automobile ferry from Key West to Cardenas, (.Cuba. The story will also deal in j the events leading up to the in | augural run. The announcement was made in a leter to a Citizen reporter from ;one of the Look editors. For Quick Communication, Use CLASSIFIED Ads! You'll reach buyers and sellers— tenants or workers . . . Just DIAL 2-5661 or 2-5662 Today PRICE FIVE CENTS “Roosevelt Boulevard. The commission met in formally with Hyman Tues day and discussed tentative ly plans for the huge devel opment. Hyman’s plans met with enthusiasm from the commission, but further talks will be held to iron out exact details of th# proposal. * Next step in the negotiations will be the consideration of alease now being drafted. Ready To Start Hyman told the com mis son that he is prepared to begin work im mediately on the marina which will be patterned closely after the fam ed Bahia Mar devdlopment in Fort Lauderdale. The city, however, is asking for some strigent provisions in the lease to protect the interests of the city. Among the concessions the city is asking are provisions that work must start by a given date Snd that the leased property and all im provements would revert to the city if it ever ceases to be used as a yacht basin. The commission has looked with favor on Hyman’s proposal, indi cating that they would prefer to have the bight developed with pri vate capital, rather than spend tax money on the project. Charterboatmen Approve The proposal to lease the Bight has the approval of local charter boatmen who would be offered free dock space, according to Hyman. Hyman, who has had a survey made of the Bight, said that the first development costing $225 would be a dock and a series of finger piers accomodating 100 yachts, at least six stores and ser vice establishments for yachts, A huge sea-food restaurant, rooms for yachtsmen who may want to spend a night ashore and parking space for 150 automobiles. The special meeting with the commission is expected to be held Tuesday. Pretty Moll Aids Bandits DUSSELDORF, Germany OB—A Pretty gun moll rode with West Germany’s audacious autobahn bandits today as they slugged and robbed a gas station attendant a stone’s throw from police road blocks. The attendant told police that two men and a woman in a gray sedan got gasoline. As he went to the office one of the men hit him and stole $129. It was the first time a woman had figured in the two-week siege of brutality and banditry. Nineteen robberies have been reported de spite mobilization of hundreds of police. Today’s slugging was the third in the past'three days. A German was manhandled and slapped Thursday night when he had only a few pennies. A businessman was clubbed unconscious in another at tack the same night. Officials of North Rhine-West- Phalia, where the gang chiefly operates, said today police have again been /einforced, but denied a report they planned to patrol the autobahns in armored cars.