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THE KEY WEST CITIZEN The Key Wept Citizen Published daily (except Sunday) from The Citizen Building, corner of Greene and Ann Streets. Only Pally Newspaper In Key West and Monroe County L P. ARTMAN, Editor and Publisher mi . in NORMAN D. ARTMAN Business Manager Entered at Key West, Florida, as Second Class Matter TELEPHONE* 2-5*41 and 1-5461 Member ef The Associated Press— 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, $15.60 ADVERTISING BATES MADE KNOWN ON APPLICATION The Citizen is an open forum and invites discussion of public issues and subjects of local or general interest, but it will not publish anonymous communications. IMPROVEMENTS POR KEY WEST ADVOCATED BY THE CITIZEN 1. More Hotels and Apartments. 2. Beach and Bathing Pavilion. 3. Airports—Land ana Sea. 4. Consolidation of County and City Governments. 5. Community Auditorium. POLITICS IN KEY WEST IS NOT DEAD; INKLINGS OF NEXT YEAR’S CITY ELECTION It is said of a Key Wester that he’s “politicking” all the time. That is true, because he’s the same after he wins an election as he is while campaigning for the office he holds. Politics is with him as business is with a good busi ness man— Always on the job. You would think, with Christmas so near at hand, that politics in Key West is dead, but such is not the case. A few days ago, The Citizen ran a story about a request that the City Commissioners had made to Senator-elect Neblett and Representative Papy about changing the dates of the first and second primaries in the city election, the change to take effect next year. It has been evident also that the requested change is not the only thinking the Commissioners are evolving about next year’s election. Recently, it was apparent, judging from some remarks made at meetings held by the commissioners, that at least some of them have begun to do early spade work to strengthen their candidacies in next November’s election. They are right in doing or saying now what they hope will help them to be re-elected. What they are do ing or saying is minor compared to what Democrats and Republicans are doing and saying in anticipation of the national election to be held a year later than the city election; President Eisenhower, whether he intends to run or not, is active with Republican leaders in trying to bolster the Republican Party, as the Democrats, led by Sam Ray burn, who will become Speaker of the House in January, are striving to invigorate the Democratic Party. Whatever you may think of Eisenhower, you will ad mire him, if you are fair, for his not resorting to fence straddling in that “hot potato” dispute about Joe Mc- Carthy. He was j&st as pointed, though in far more sober language, in siding against McCarthy, as McCarthy was in his out-and-out break with Eisenhower and, by infer ence, with the Republican Administration. Nobody can foretell with certainty what will happen In the national election in 1956, but present indications are that the Democrats will elect their candidate for President, even if Eisenhower decides to stand for re-el ectioiv There will not be a third party in the field, that is, a party composed of Republicans, as it was in 1912 when Theodore Roosevelt organized the Bull Moose Party. McCarthy is far and away from being the Teddy Roose velt kind of man. McCarthy has followers among the Republicans, but neither he or any or all of them have the public appeal that Teddy Roosevelt had. And he fail ed, and McCarthy and his followers would fail miserably. trossword Puzzle ACROM 1. Sefmtlatse 5. Medical SoMs I. Town In Ohio I*. Showing solars 16. Bxlst If. Bast Mian • peasant 17. Throwing byforce * It. A king of Midian M. Wild animal 2*. While 25. Toward 34. Compatent 21. Tall grass stem n. In bed SO. Feminine name 22. Salutation 24. Of the present age SC. Wandering domestic animal M. Biblical character St. Poems 41. Ancient slave 42. On topef 44. Moantain in Greece 44. Tensile strength: abbr. 47. Pronoun 48. Resound 60. Bfyptian tinging girl 62. Mark the hoar 64. Support for a casket 6€. Grow 014 68. Conse quence# 41. Steep 48. Volcano 48. Too Saturday, December 11, 1954 Solution ef Puzzle DOWN 1. Health resort 2. Cooflrma tory S. Toward the sheltered aide 4. State of the Unioa: abbr. I. Timid •.Worn away 7. Repetition 6. Morning: abbr. A Philippine savage 10. Drawbacks 11. Behaves 13. Crustacean 14. Land mtasnre 11. Commaadec 21. Epochs 23. Not wild 26. Give tem porarily 17. Organs of bearing 31. Supervise a publication 81. Headland 18. Watches cioaely U. Heavy cord 87. River duck • 40. Produced by the wind 43. Unclose 46. Hindu garment 47. Roman road 4f. Border 61. Poetal service 63. Encoun tered 66. Old musics* note 67. Within: ooab. form 61. Trench pronoun 11. Symbol for PEOPLE’S FORUM The Citizen wlcmnes expressions of ttie views of its read ers, but the editor reserves the right to delete any items which are considered libelous or unwarranted. The writers should be fair and confine the letters to 200 words end write on one side of the paper only. Signature ef the writer must accompany the letters end will be published unless reeuested otherwise. THANKS EXPRESSED Editor, The Citizen: The officers and members of the Upper Keys Chamber of Commerce extend to you their heartfelt thanks for your cooperation during the recent Upper Keys Lime Festival. The fine publicity you gave us was invaluable to our effort! We are deeply appreciative. , Peqpie like you make it possible for us to carry out our program of activity and promotion of this area. Sincerely, CAROLYN V. COHEN, Secretary GRATITUDE Editor, The Citizen: Thanks so much for your cooperation add help which went toward making our “Flapper Jamboree” a success. Please also thank Sue Jones, Bill Spillman and Don Pinder for their able and always courteous assistance, Sincerely yours, XI ALPHA THETA OF BETA SIGMA PHI, IDA W. GELLRICH, Secretary ADMIRES CAMPBELL’S COURAGE Editor, The Citizen: I have been in your city just about six months having come here to find a haven for my advancing years. A haven did I say? What.do I find excuse my french never, never have I experienced more bickering, back biting over trifles as in this city. You pick up the paper, and what do you find the City fathers arguing over fly specks rotten politics evi denced on every hand. To me the latest in the series of ridiculous things to happen is the furor over “pinching.” The Cuban consul is worked up over the insult to Cuban manhood etc. etc.- Diplomatic protests, words, statements, paper-space wasted. I don’t know Dr. Campbell at all, but if I had a child in school I would be glad to know there was a person such as he interested in taking care of the pupils in his school, and I greatly admire his cour age in standing up to the element in Key West who think it’s perfectly O. K. for pinching to go on. By ihe way, from what I have heard such things have gone on in the past. Let’s develop a little pride in our city let’s devel op a little pride in our educational system, and our edu cators, and, for goodness sake, let’s no| throw a good man to the wolves. I hadn’t been in Key West very long when I learned that there are many who recognize the potential of the island, but who feel as I do that its light is being hidden. May I suggest that we be a little more concerned with clean streets, decent recreational facili ties, less joints and bars in other words the better things that will make our city a place where the moral climate is as good as the weather. Sincerely, ROBERT E. WOODROW Only two more weeks until Christmas. Haven’t heard any of the furor this year concerning how “Christmas” should be spelled. The word “Xmas” has always provoked quite a few people. I really can’t see that it makes much difference Christmas or Xmas. Sacrilege is a result of in tent. If narrow-minded folks can read evil in a harmless abbrevia tion, it appears to me that they are the ones who need to have their minds cleaned up. That’s true in a lot of things. .. Too many ‘goody - goodies’ cry about immorality. They spot it in every innocent action or word of their neighbor. To think such thoughts to an abnormal degree without justification shows an un healthy state of mind. Asa mat ter of fact, I would almost go so far as to describe such a person as a “wishful thinker” sort of like the old maid who fearfully (?) looks under the bed every night! Enought Of This You can go to church and get a much better lecture than this stuff I s jn writing. The Old Stone Church is celebrating its 116th Anniversary. Why not go there? One hundred and ten years is a long time. Long enough that if sin could be eliminated by a church, Key West would be lily - pure. But it takes individual initiative and effort to suppliment the guidance furnished by religous organza tons! By and large, church - goers are probably much happier, live a more wholesome life, and can stand adversity better than the non - church - goer. However, we shouldn’t get the idea that such attendance is a cure - all for our troubles. Too many folks consider This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb their church nothing more than a social group and give only lip ser vice to its tenets. But I thought we were going to stop talking in this vein. . . S-D Day, December 15 Don’t forget Safe - Driving Day is December 15. It is the time when all Monroe County, (and the United States), will experiment with the idea of going 24 - hours without an automobile accident. It can be done. All that is needed is your cooperation. Cold Weather Pat Woods, Citizen Ad lady, says she heard this one the other day and thinks it is worth repeating: Said one shuddering tourist trying for a suntan down at South Beech: ‘Hey, I heard it was always warm in Key West what happen ed? It’s pretty cool.’ ‘Aw, nothing,* replied a Key Wester. ‘The Chamber .of Com merce just forgot to turn off the air conditioning ” MMWRp He’d Just Better Not Take A Shot At Santa Glaus SPRINGFIELD, Ohio You can’t shogt Santa Claus in Spring field. If anyone oared, he would be tried before a jury consisting en tirely of children. That’s the un official ruling of Acting Municipal Judge Orville Wear following an the Springfield Daily News and Sun. The ad in the help wanted classi fied section said: “I will shoot Santa Claus if I don’t find something to do.” Reporters here called the num ber listed in the ad and talked to Ruce E. Wilson, 40-year-okl book binder. Wilson said he had been laid off work through the Christ mas holidays. He wants to earn some money to brighten his fam ily’s Christmas. Since inserting his ad, Wilson said, he has received two calls pleading for Santa’s life. Both begged, “Please don’t do it.” One of the unidentified callers suggested he go to the North Pole “and I’m sure Santa will give you a jobC’ H: Waitress Inherits SIOO,OOO Estate From Granddad GLENDALE, Calif. (M—Only a week ago Mrs. Geraldine Helde was a waitress. Friday she said she had inherited SIOO,OOO. She has brought anew automobile and made reservations for a visit to Honolulu. Mrs. Helde said she had known for some time that she would re ceive part of the estate of her grandfather William Hopes, a New York manufacturer, who died two years ago. “But I had no idea it would amount to so much,” she said when informed yesterday that the estate had been settled. She came here from Cleveland after moving there from Allentown, Pa., where her husband Wyn and their two children were killed in a traffic accident earlier this year. She’s going to take her landlord C.C. Cooper and his wife and son on the trip to Honolulu Jan. 3. Radar Aid To Blind Predicted PHILADELPHIA W)—Dr. Thom as A. Benham, a blind assistant professor of physics at Haverford, says within two years America’s blind may be depending on por table radar sets instead of dogs and canes. Writing in the publication of the American Institute of Physics, Dr. Benham said he and Dr. Clifford M. Wichter, of Massachusetts In stitute of Technology, are working on an improved model of such a set, seeking to eliminate defects of earlier types. Abdullah Kin g To Lose Cadillac HOUSTON —Shepperd (Abdul lah) King 111, former husband of Egyptian dancr Sarnia Gamal, must sell his Cadillac convertible. Dist. Judge John Snell Thursday ruled King liable for $3,900 in al teration costs at the Oasis, the oil and cotton heir’s unsuccessful cafe venture. a A contractor had an attachment writ on the automobile, a 1953 mod el, and Judge Snell ordered it sold at sheriff’s auction unless it is sold for payment of the debt Laughed King: “Know anybody who wants to buy a good Cadil lac?” Key West In Days Gone By December 11,1M4 Among the celebrities arriving in Key West this wetk was Allred Vanderbult. He was accompanied by Major R. Cooper and were guests of Ernest Hemingway. Courtney Riley Cooper, famous writer, is expected to spend.some time in Key West after Christmas, and will come prepared to do ex tensive fishing. ★ ★ ★ December 11,19#4 Big catches ef mackerel were made last night in the vicinity of Loggerhead Key, 20 miles northeast of Key West Wallace Bffcant Kirke, director of the Housing Authority of Key West, informed The Citixen today that he has mailed checks to the coun ty, in lieu of taxes, totaling SB, 643.27, and to the Monroe County School Board $11,977.10. ‘Let’s Sing With The Angels’ Is Topic At Fleming Street Looking toward Christmas, “Let’s Sing With the Angels,” is the topic of the Reverend James E. Statham’s Sunday morning ser mon at the Fleming Street Metho dist Church. The service begins at 10:50 with “Stars over Bethlehem” by Peery, organ prelude played by Mrs. Claude Salis. Her offertory will be “Star in the East” by Kennedy. The Wise Men followed the star and the shepherds followed the song of the angels. The devout heart ex periences the vision, catches the song of the angel, follows the star and finds the Christ in the man ger. Truth In Songs Here is a great truth, a wonder ful vision and a hallowed exper ience translated into the songs of Christmas. We aing “There’s a song in the air, there’s a star in the sky.” SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Yearling for tho living God. Psalms 42, M, 102:25-27 By Ralph Rogers Is there a yearning for the liv ing God? The author of the Psalms used today was apparently a sin cere believer in the living God, but happened to be in a strange coun try surrounded by skeptics who taunted and oppressed him about his faith in God. Under these con ditions he remembered the solace and comfort he had enjoyed in the Temple worship in Jerusalem. He desperately longs for that fellow ship with believers. The trend today is toward the living God. With a feeling of fear and insecurity men are turning to ward God, to the church and to re ligious literature. The novelists, with an eye on the best seller lists, have known that one of the surest roads to big sales and book clubs is to choose a picturesque charac ter from the Bible, make him more picturesque, and write a vaguely pious novel about him. In recent years the book talk has been about such titles as ‘The Nazarene,’ ‘The Apostle’, ‘Mary’, ‘The .Robe’, ‘The Big Fisherman,’ and others. Some shade off into almost straight bi ography, such as ‘The Light of the World,’ and ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told.’ These may not indicate a return to religion. It does show a hunger for some kind of religion but too often is over-loaded with fiction and proves to be a cheap bargain coun ter type, giving peace of mind without repentance and thrills with out faith. They are an anemic food for an anemic faith and there is a danger of the feeling that they do not provide a full meal. They’ prove easy reading and being pre digested, are like some processed foods, have lost their nutritional value. They leave the reader many degrees further away from histori cal facts. Read the book, “The Road to Bithynia” and you find yourself far from the facts with still a longing for God. My Soul Thirstetfi Have you ever been thirsty? Some years ago my son was shot through the abdomen with a twen ty-two bullet. It perforated his in testines in several places. The wise and sympathetic doctor knew that too much liquid or food would mean his death. For more than a week the little fellow was denied water and food. He was so thirsty that he really prayed for water. How we would have liked to give it to him! He was only allowed a little piece of ice to slowly melt in his mouth every hour or so. This youngster knew what it was to be thirsty. What made the author of the 42nd Psalm thirsty? He had been a devout worshipper in the Temple. He was accustomed to the fellow ship' of kindred souls. He had ex perienced the inspiration and strength which comes from regu lar and faithful public worship. When he saw the hart or deer, per haps more properly the ‘stag’ pant with outstretched parched tongue longing desperately for water, this Israelite likened it to his own con dition-thirsting for the living God. Only those who worship regularly, not mere church members, will ac tually thirst for God. Ernie Pyle was one of the finest of men and one of the best report ers of our age. He once said, “There is no sense in the struggle (of war), but there is no choice but to struggle. . .It seems to me that living is futile, and death the final indignity. . .1 wish you would shine any of your light in my direction. God knows I’ve run out of light.” Not only Ernie Pyle, but all of us desperately need the light, that comes in companionship with God. Where Is Thy Cod? The Psalmist asks a pertinent question. The author thought of the nearness of God in the fellowship of worshippers back home in’ the Temple. His enemies questioned the very existence of God. We all ask file question: Can we find him only in our own little church and with our friends? Is he with us when surrounded by enemies and in desperate need? Is he available only on the Sabbath and does he leave us stranded on our own through the week? The answer is with us. He is everywhere and ever i The song of the angel sounds the note of the beauty and the glory of God. The message is one of assurance to banish fear and strengthen their faith. The song is one of joy unspeak able because the promised Mes siah, the Redeemer, the promised Son of God was born. Dominant in song is the overtone of the love of God. Spirit of Christ Rere we find the heart of re demption because “Love Came Down at Christmas” and as we follow the gleam and sing the song, our hearts are filled with the spirit of the Christ of Christmas. At the evening service beginning at 7:30, Mr. Statham, will speak on “Making the Best Seller Our Guide.” The Psalmist, in the 119th Psalm and the 19th verse says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” present, “a very present help in trouble.” (Psa. 46:1) While we do feel his nearness in a worship service, we should keep him with us at all times, at work, at play, whatever our task and under all conditions whether in joy or in sorrow. Where is thy God? Definitely God is in his church. Do the people seek him there? One priest of the Roman Catholic Church stated that 90 per cent of his people were in church eveky Sunday. The other ten per cent had a good reason for their absence. Contrast that with the membership of the Protestant church where from only ten to fifty per qpnt of its members are in church each Sunday, and you wonder whether they are sincere and honest with themselves. Elton Trueblood tells of a men tal patient who thinks of himself as a God-maker. He will show you a block of wood and say this is my God, I made him. It took some time for the doctor to convince this patient that he is not a God maker, and that we do not make gods, but that God makes us. It is in the church, not the club, the lodge or the green, where God really get at us, and transforms us into anew person. A man said not long ago, “the lodge is my church.” The poof fellow doesn’t really know what the church is and from his family and neighbors, he doesn’t know God. He is foolish enough to try to make his own God. “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house.” God's Endurance The Psalmist concludes that while everything about him seems to perish, “thou shalt endure.” (102:26) God is eternal, unchange able. ,We want security—health friends when 10, and behold, they vanish and disappear, but God goes on forever. We lose our earth ly belongings, our relatives and friends either forsake us or are called to the great beyond, and we still thirst. Isaiah said, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, (55:1) and then Jesus ex tended the world-wide invitation when he said, “Whosoever drink eth of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.” (John4:l4) “The spirit and the bride (church) say come. And let him that hear eth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life free ly.” (Rev. 22:17) Biatl on copyrighted outline* produced by the Dltlhlob of Christ ian Education, National Council of the Charche* of Christ la tho V. S. A. and ased hy permission. ‘No Respecter Of Persons’ Is Outdoor Topic The Rev. Ralph Rogers will speak at the Islander Drive - in Theatre Sunday morning at 8:45, using as his subject “No Respec ter of Persons.” Human nature, weak as it is, has segregated mankind into specific groups, some good, some bad, but none can compare to the indivi dual or his group no matter what his status or mission may be. Using Jesus as an example, Mr. Rogers will endeavor to show that no matter what the standing of tbe particular grup, whether political, social or religious, there were dis tinct barriers which separated and alienated one group from the other. Christ's Endeavors No one sought harder to break down these harriers than Jesus Christ, and even his disciples found it most difficult to cleanse them selves of the selfish prejudices ex tant at that time. There is no greater myth than the one advocated by a man celled ‘Hitler’ that there is a superior race. All scientific investigations discount such a theory. Paul, the apostle, expressed many years ago what our scien tists now proclaim, that*God “hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth.” (Acts 17:26). At the early outdoor service there, will be beautiful recorded music Rev. Simmons To Continue Advent Series Advent will continue to be th center of the Program tomorrow at Ley Memorial Methodist Church ( 1304 Truman Avenue at Bay view Park. The 10:50 morning worship ser> vice will feature a sermon by the pastor, the Rev. Eldon Simmons, and the subject will be “The City Of Bread.” This will be the third ir a series of four sermons featured on suc cessive Sundays during the Advent season . Christmas Music Special music for the morning service will be provided by the choir under the direction of Her bert Ford with Mrs. Thomas Whit ley at the organ. 4 “Holy Night.” by Brahma - Ben son, will be used as the anthem. Phillips Brooks’ beautiful Christ mas hymn. “O Little Town of Beth lehem” will be sung by the con gregation as a feature of the mus ical part of the service. The informal 7:30 evening wor ship service tomorrow will center around the singing of the familiar hymns of the Church, including some of the Christmas carols. Tht sermon subject will be “The Her ald Of God.” Fellowship Supper Other activities of the day will include Sunday School at 9:45 a.,m. and the Methodist Youth Fellow ship at 6:30 p. m. The top event during the week will be the Covered - dish Fellow ship Supper at 7:30 o’clock Wed nesday eyining. This is a monthly affair and haa proven to be one of the most whole some social activities of the Church program. Bible Sunday Observance At First Presby. Observance of Universal Bibit Sunday, ordination and installatioa of recently elected Church officers, reception of new members, and the annual Christmas Candlelight ser vices marks the busy schedule of the First Presbyterian Church to morrow. Universal Bible Sunday will be marked with the Minister speaking on the subject “Faith of our Day**. This annual observance is held throughout our country as empha sis on the place Holy Scripture has • had on the growth of the Christian Church. Church Officers Hie ordination and installation of church officers will be held at the morning worship service. Elders to be ordained are Ben jamin Adams and James Sterling. John Archer already serving will be installed for anew term. Deacons to be ordained are Ste wart Buts and Robert Kershaw. To be installed, having already been ordained, are Harold Laubs cher, Fred Miller and Donald My ers. Christmas Servica The annual Christmas Candle light service will be held at the evening worship hour at 7:30 p. m. An impressive program of Carol singing by the congregation, scrip ture reading and special solo and ’choir numbers are a part of this annual observance. The offering is the Joy Gift to be given to the General Assembly Board of Annuities through the Women of the Church. Gems Of Thought SINCROSITV One cannot be too generous. Vify few try it; and none succeed. —Precival Christopher Wren. He who is afraid of being too generous has lost the power of being magnaimous. —Mary Baker Eddy. For his bounty, there was no win* ter in it; an autumn it was that grew the more by reaping. —William Shakespeare. The truly generous is the truly wise. —John Home. CHURCH APPEALS MOSCOW UP—The Russian Or thodox Church has appealed in the government newspaper Izves* tia for Christmas of the world to support Soviet proposals for a Eu ropean security system The ap peal criticised Western plans to rearm West Germany. beginning with the organ and chimes and using George B. Shea’s rendition of "Now 1 belong to Js sus,” sod “In Tho Garden" by the Mariner’s quartet. At the eleven o'clock service at the Chapel, 535 Francis Street, Mrs. Mary Tichenor will be at the piano and the choir will render a special number. The Sunday School begins at ten o'clock and the public is cordially invited to participate in any or all of thtfe services.