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jCey West, Florida baa the most equable climate in the country, with an average range of only 14* Fahrenheit VOL. LXXV Me. *77 Vishinsky Is Dead UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Andrei Yanuarievitch Vishinsky, the once obscure Russian lawyer Who became a foremost mouth piece for the Soviet Union, died today. The Soviet deputy foreign (minuter, Moscow’s chief delegate to the U.N., would have been 71 years old Dec. 10. Eelco Van Kleffens of the Neth erlands, president of the. U.N., an nounced the Soviet diplomat died of a heart attack. In bad health •everal years, Vishinsky remained in the thick of diplomatic storms here to the end. All UJf. meetings were suspend ed for the day, and thus debate in the U.N. Political Committee on president Eisenhower’s atoms-for peaca plan was postponed. A Soviet source said Vishinsky wollapsed and died early this morn to* at Soviet delegation headquar ters on Park Ave. US. Ambassador Henry Cabot lodge Jr., said he saw Vishinsky an late as 11:15 o’clock last night at a dinner given by Henri Hoppe not, France’s permanent represen tative to the U.N. . Jor French Premier Pierre Mendes FYance. Lodge Mid Vishinsky was in "fine good humor, laughing and talkative as always.” Author Of Federal Highways Act Heads Group Of Visitors Congressional Group To Spend Tonight Here MIAMI (AT) Federal funds available to the states on a matching basis for high way construction were al most doubled by the Fed eral Highways Act of 1954, the author of the act said today. Bop. J. Harry McGr4gor (R- Ohio) headed a seven man group of congressmen making a four day inspection trip of Florida’s public roads. The group left by bus today for Key West to inspect the Over seas Highway. It will remain there tonight and will go out again to morrow on other inspection trips. McGregor said that under the act, all the money produced by the two-cent a gallon federal tax on gasoline would be made avail able to the states on a dollar for dollar matching basis. The tax is expected to produce 966 million dollars.. “Before this, only about half of this - income was used for road purposes," McGregor said. “Now all of it will be available. “It will be the first time people who pay the two cent tax on gaso line will get back every cent they put into it—and then some.” McGregor said his group, made up of members of the House Com mittee on Public Works, would wind up its inspections here Thurs day. Accompanying him were Reps. Russell V. Mack, Mich., Will E. Neal, W. Va.; Myron George, Kan.; Homer D. Angell, Ore., Frank E. Smith, Miss.; and John C. Kluc-' xynsky, HI. The Congressional group is due to arrive in Key West sometime this afternoon, spnd the night here end then drive to Marathon to morrow. Details of the'group’s plans for the Key West visit were not avail able at The Citizen’s press time. FOR THE RAREST IN GIFTS Visit Ramona's House of Rare Gifts 419 DUVAL STREET Opposite La Concha Hotel Our Specialty HANDMADE SISAL SHOES and BAGS TORTOISE SHELL SHOES and JEWELRY HANDMADE EMBROIDERED DRESSES HAITI'S CHARACTER DOLLS HANDPAINTED TRAYS SHELL JEWELERY, ETC. OPENING TOMORROW ©biU&tj lUcst <L\mcn Lodge said he first heard that Vishinsky was ill when the an nouncement that the Soviet diplo mat was indisposed was made in the U.N. Political Committee by A. A. Sobolev of the Soviet dele gation. Lodge said he called an inter preter 6ver who told him Vishinsky was ill and Lodge said he inquired if there was anything he could do. He said the interpreter thanked him but said there was -nothing. Then came the news of the death. Sobolev stood at his chair after the meeting was adjourned and a line of delegates formed to ex tend their condolences. Some of the Soviet representatives were wiping their eyes as they left the committee chamber and appeared to be stunned by the news. Word of the death of Vishinsky— as famed today for his blistering oratory as he was in the 1930s as Stalin’s blood purge prosecutor spread quickly throughout the U.N. While regular sessions of the U.N. were adjourned out of re spect, the General Assembly ar ranged to meet this afternoon in tribute to the Soviet delegate. Once a member of the right wing “Menshevik”—minority—faction of Movie Company Leaves Key West Key West lost its movie gla mor Sunday when the company filmlntf *'The Rose Tattoo" pull ed out on matte. After filming final scenas at the March Gras Club, Duval St., producer Hal Wallis, btractor, Danny Mann and tha actors end technicians left for Holly wood. They hod boon engaged in filming Tennessee Williams' play for three weeks. Only e handful of workmen remained to load aquipment and they were scheduled to pull today. Another two months of work awaits the production company on the Hollywood sound stages of Paramount Picturas. The movie will not be released for several months. Two Crewmen Die In Crash BALTIMORE ÜB—The two crew members of a Martin 857 jet bomDer were killed today when the plane apparently exploded in air and crashed into the back yard of a private home near suburban Essex. The burning plane set fire to the home of Edward H. Adams but his 32-year-old wife and three small children escaped without in jury. A spokesman at the Glenn L. Martin Cos. plant said the twin-jet bomber, the American version of the English Canberra jet, was on a routine flight when it crashed. Mrs. Thelma Adams, 32, was in the kitchen of her-home in the community of Long Beach, not far from Martin’s, when she heard the explosion and saw the plane fall in flames in her back yard. The scene is about 10 miles east of Baltimore. The Adams home is across the Middle River, about two miles from the Martin plant. THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.S.A. Russia’s revolutionaries, a faction hated by the Bolsheviks, Vishinsky fitted himself to the Bolshevik majority—line and never deviated from the day he was accepted into the Communist party more than three decades ago. Vishinsky rose to fame as state prosecutor with a slashing, violent prosecution of old Bolshevik lead ers in the Stalin blood purge of the middle 19305. He went on to higher things, winding up as for eign minister. He surrendered the top post of the Foreign Ministry to V. M. Molo tov in March, 1953, in the Soviet government realignment which fol lowed the death of Stalin, and he was appointed first deputy foreign minister. Last December, on his 70th birthday, Vishinsky’s services to the Soviet state were recognized when he was awarded the Order of Lenin, his nation’s highest award. Vishinsky, better known to the world outside the Iron Curtain than almost any other Soviet figure, be gan to suffer declining health in 1949. His health frequently caused his absence from important coun cils. In 1950 he had to go to a Czechoslovak Spa to recuperate, but always he was back on the job when the U.N. was in session. Past Legion Commanders To Be Honored Statham Is Special Speaker For Wed. Night Event Here The Past Commanders of Arthur Sawyer Post 28, Am erican Legion, will be hon ored at the regular meeting of the Post on Wednesday evening during “Past Com mander Night,” LeVan C. Reber, Post Adjutant-Fin ance Officer, announced to day. A large group of new members will be obligated in a ceremoney to be conducted by the Key West Guard of Honor. The class will be known as the “Arthur Sheppard Class” in honor of the first Com mander of Arthur Sawyer Post 28. Visitors Expected There will be several visiting Department Legion officials pre sent for the occasion, including Billy Anderson, Department Vice Commander; Victor Wilde, 10th District Commander; and Lawr ence E. Hoffman, past Department Commander. The Rev. James E. Statham, pastor, Fleming Street Methodist Church and past Department Chap lain for the Department of Flor ida, American Legion, will give the main address of the evening. A Post Everlasting ceremony will be conducted by the Key West Guard of Honor in memory of Legionnaire Robert N. Golden, who died recently. Entertainment Following the meeting, a deli cious supper will be served. The supper is being prepared by the club manager Raul A. Sibila. Pinder’s School of Dance will present the floor show. The “Ca dets” consisting of Patty Chap man, Gale Varela, Rose Yates. Ruth Kearns, and Shelia Gardner, will give a precision dance. Ger ald Finder and Mrs. Lorraine But ler will give a musical comedy and a mambo. Mrs. Butler will enter tain with a solo tap. The Corps de Ballet consisting of the Cadets and Yvonne Moore and Orchid Mira will also per form. Taylor Honored SEOUL (£!—While some 10,000 Koreans looked on. President Syng man Rhee today pinned South Ko rea’s highest military medal on Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, who as sumed command of U. S. Army ground forces on Japan and Oki nawa as well as Korea Saturday. He was awarded the Order of Taeguk with Gold Star for “ex ceptionally meritorious service” as U. S. Bth Army Commander. KEY WEST, FLORIDA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1*54 Annual ‘Voice Of Democracy’ Contest Is On Local High School Students To Vie In J. C. Project The eighth annual Voice of Democracy contest was launched today in the local high schools. Sponsored by the National Asso ciaton of Radio and Television Broadcasters, the Radio - Electron ics - Television Manufacturers As sociation and the United States Jun ior Chamber of Commerce, the con test is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students of all public, pri vate, and parochial high schools within the nation and territories. Standard Topic Contestants are required to write, then present orally, five minute scriptk on the subject “I Speak for Democracy.” Following community and state eliminations, a dozen finalists will be chosen from among the 52 state and territorial winners. - A panel of national judges will then select four co-equal national winners, each of whom will recive a SSOO college scholarship, and all expense trip to Washington, D. C., add Williamsburg, Va., next Feb ruary and either a radio or tele vision receiver. Contest Approved The contest is approved by the Natonal Assocaition of Secondary- School Principals and endorsed by the Office of Education, U. S. De partment of Health, Education, and Welfare, and more than one mil lion contestants are expected to strive for national honors again this year. Competition to determine the lo cal winner wjjl be wte: of November 22 - 26 in the phboiSi., The three individuals from the schools will participate in a broad cast on WKWF during the week of November 29. The contest com mittee discussed script writing plans with radio station officials last week. Awards Presented Awards Week in Washington and Williamsburg is scheduled for Feb ruary 16 - 25, and the national win ners will receive their prizes at a luncheon in Washington on Wed nesday, February 23. While in the national capital the winners will meet the President of the United States as well as members of the Supreme Court and Congress, and will visit many historic shrines. During the week end in Williamsburg they will join many distinguished guests in par ticipating in a Democracy Work shop and other programs of spe cial entertainment. Strip Show Raid By Police Chief Nets Two Women A strip tease dancer and a bar manager were jailed Saturday night in a raid conducted person ally by Police Chief Bienvenido Perez who said that he caught the dancer hi an act of performing “the most indecent dance I have ever seen.” The dancer, Miss Lorraine Fon taine, of the Surf Motel, was later freed on bond of $250. Charged with giving a performance of an indecent and immoral nature, she was scheduled to be tried in city court this afternoon. The bar man ager, identified as Genevieve Al lard, 1224 4th St., was charged with permitting a performance of an indecent and immoral nature and also released on $250 bond. Chief Perez, accompanied on the raid by Lt. W. L. James, said that Miss Fontaine was clad only in an abbreviated G-string and “pasties.” He added that when he attempt ed to remove her from the plat form where she was staging her performance, “she kept right on trying to dance.” “It was a dirty, filthy and in decent performance,” Perez added. The Chief said that he checked several other Duval St. bars but that “the news traveled too fast and they had cleaned up their shows.” CITY MANAGER AT TAMPA CONVENTION City Manager Victor Lang is in Tampa attending the annual con vention of the Florida League of Municipalities. He will be back at his desk Fri day. 175-Car Vessel May Be Used By Ferry Cos. Uncle Tells Of Attachment For Niece He Kidnaped, Slew LEBANON, Mo. UO —A meek, middle-aged bookkeeper who ad mitted slaying his pretty 11-year old neice with whom he was infatu ated was taken to the slaying sene today in a search for the death weapon. Thurman Priest, 48, Grand Prai rie, Tex., was taken by officers to a spot four miles east of here where the body of the girl, Jean nette Earnest, was found yesterday mm ■Hgflr ■ .JHEIE; $% ? Sxm M'Mf Ilpp i ipfjK*' : CUBAN VISITOR—Juan Gar cia Diai, aide to iho mayor of Havana, visited here yesterday to complete arrangements for the Key Woet High School band to attend a carnival in the Cuban capital Fob. 1* Ho returned to Havana today.— Cilixen Staff Photo, Don Pin dar. Friend Tells Doctor’s Wish For Divorce CLEVELAND OR —A fellow osteo path and old school friend testified today that Dr. Samuel H. Shep pard “wanted to consider the pos sibility of divorce" four years ago. The testimony was given by Dr. Lester Hoverstenof Glendale, Calif, to a jury trying Sheppard for the murder of his wife Marilyn. Hoversten, a key state witness to establish a motive for murder, testified he talked Sheppard out of sending a letter to his wife on the “possibility of divorce” in 1950. “Dr. Sam asked my advice on a letter he had written Marilyn and I asked him as a favor not to send it at the time, but to wait until he could speak to her in person. “It was to the effect he was concerned about his marriage and wanted to tell her how he felt and he felt he wanted to consider the possibility of a divorce." Recent Guest Hoversten was a house guest of the Sheppards until one day before Marilyn was bludgeoned to death in bed. With respect to the 1950 con versations, Dr. Hoversten said Dr. Sam later within the week became “disturbed over a phone conver sation he got from his father. I told him to realize his father had his best interests at heart. He calmed down then.” Q—Did he tell you what his father said to him? A—l don’t recall the exact words, but it was something to this effect: He said Sam should realize his responsibilities as a husband and a father. CYPRESS MOULDINGS at Shrank Lumber 120 SIMONTON, near Citizen BMg. on a pile of leaves. She had been shot in the right temple. The girl had been missing from her home at Ft. Worth, Tex., since Tuesday. Priest, taken into custody on a kidnaping charge, led offiqgrs to the body after admitting the slaying. Afraid He’d Lose'Her “I was afraid the family was going to take the girl away from me,” Priest was quoted as saying by Sheriff Bill Decker of Dallas County, Tex. “If I couldn’t have her, no one else could.” While officers took Priest to look for the slaying weapon, a coroner’s jury viewed the body at a funeral home here. Coroner Stanleigh Pal mer Jr. then recessed the inquest until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prosecuting Atty. Eddie May field said a murder warrant nam ing Priest would be issued later toda Priest yesterday led Texas and Missouri officers on a long search for the body. He said he was taking the girl to Ohio where he said he was going to get a job. The child’s mother had re stricted Priest’s visits with the girl. Route Retraced Officers said that during the 226- mik fife through Kansas, Okla fmi Missouri, Priest sobbed hysterically several times. He fi nally directed officers to an oak tree grove and said: “The body’s out there.” He remained trembling in file car. Sheriff Decker quoted Priest as saying he had “struggled with the girl in the woods, blacked out and heard an explosion. “The next thing I knew she was lying there dead.” After an autopsy, Coroner Stan ley R. Palmer Jr. reported there were “no signs of criminal attack. ” Until yesterday Priest arrested Wednesday at Mount Vernon, Mo., had steadfastly denied knowing what happened to Jeannette. The girl, who looked older than her 11 years, was taken Tuesday while waiting near a self-service laundry for her mother. Witnesses reported Priest had picked her up. Tells Of Drinking Priest told detectives and a news paperman that after leaving Fort Worth he drank heavily. He said Jeannette had left Texas willingly with him and they were going to Ohio and then send for his wife and his 18 year-old daughter. “I loved the child for so long. I wanted her so bad to be happy. She was like another daughter to me,” he said. Mrs. Priest is a sister of Jean nette’s mother. She and Priest were married about a year ago. His 18-year-old daughter is by a pre vious marriage. Decker said Priest told him he had killed Jeannette about sunrise Wednesday morning with a .32-cal iber automatic. After blurting out that he was ready to lead officers to the body, Priest said it could be found in Miami, Okla. After reaching Mi ami, however, he changed his story and said the body was. in Missouri. He then directed officers to the spot near Lebanon in south central Missouri. Prosecutor Edgar Mayfield plan <Continued on Page Twelve) The New BOULEVARD NATIVE SEA FOOD HOUSE Now Open at Roosevelt Boulevard and First St. Specializing In All Kinds of SEAFOOD STEAKS 6l CHICKENS Open 11 aan. till 9:30 pan. 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 Present Ship Will Be Used For Isle Of Pines Service By JIM COBB Officials of the Caribbean Ferry System are negoti ating for the purchase of a 450-foot luxury ship to accom modate their booming car ferry service between Key West and Cardenas, Cuba. N. C. Hines, executive vice president of the firm, an nounced that negotiations are under way for the ship which will carry 175 automobiles and more than a thou- County Holiday In observance of Thanksgiv ing Day, tha county court house will be closed Thursday and Fri day, it was announced today. Visiting M.D. Demonstrates New Device Inventor Of Resuscitator Tells Of Use By DENIS SNEIGR Dr. Robert A. Hingson, of Cleveland, Ohio, today demonstrated for Navy doc tors his new combination de vice that can be used to ad minister oxygen or an anes thetic. Dr. Hingson, a brother of Cdr. James M. Hingson, Commander submarine division 122, stopped here on his return from a 30-day lecture tour of Central and Soutn American countries. Dr. Hingson is professor of anes thesia at Western Reserve Univer sity, Geveland. Work With Engineers He said he developed the resus citator with a team of engineers of the Z and W Company of Cleve land. The company, he said, may open a plant in Florida to manufacture the device. It weighs only two fwunds, com pared with the great weight of ap paratus now used to administer an anesthetic or oxygen. He said his resuscitator was de veloped as a result of development work on a small oxygen inhalator to cure hangovers following acute alcoholism. Use In Disaster Dr. Hingson has high hopes for his device’s use in disaster areas. He said thousands died during the war in bombed areas not from bombs themselves but from smoke from fires that followed. His resuscitator is so small and easy to use that numbers of them could be distributed to eivil de fense authorities for use in bomb ings. From March through November of this year, the device was used 1,408 times for various operations, including the delivery of 150 ba bies. For Quick Communication, Use CLASSIFIED Adsl You'll reach buyers and sellers— tenants or workers . . , Just DIAL 2-5661 or 2-5662 Today PRICE FIVE CENTS sand passengers. Hines said that he hopes the ship will be placed into Key West - Cuba servics sometime in February. H declined to make public tho name of the vessel “because we are still negotiating to buy it.” The “City of Key West,” the pre sent ferry making thrice weekly trips, will then be shifted to ser vice between Havana and the Isle of Pines, an island off the south coast of Cuba rapidly becoming one of the most popular resorts in the Caribbean. Brisk Business Hines told Ihe Citizen that the company decided to buy the addi tional ship as a result of the brisk business they have done since they started operations Oct. 2. Reservations already received have indicated that the ship w.’ll be booked to capacity, starting early in December. Even though this is the “off-sea son,” the “City of Key West” has carried a total of 744 passengers and 275 automobiles ot Cuba. Repair Project Meanwhile, company officials an nounced that the ship will leave for Miami today to go into drydock in preparation for the winter sea son. The repair project will include the installation of a larger propel ler to step up the speed of the ship and the addition of more bal last to make it more comfortable. The regular schedule will be re sumed on Saturday, according to company officials. Familiar Face Seen At Jail Paul Durham, 33, was back in the county jail today this time on a charge of failing to register as a convicted felon, the sheriff’s department said. In the past year, Durham has spent time in the county jail on a bad check charge and for speed ing in a stolen car. The owner of the car, a Miami man, refused to press auto theft charges against him. Durham also escaped from the county jail once but was recap tured the next day in Miami and returned here.