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THB KBY WRIT CITIZEN The Key West Citizen * **' Dm c * t ** eß Building, corner of Only Pilty Nowspapor In Key Weet and Monroe County k F. AITMAN, Editor and PublUhr mi.ieu NORMAN P. ARTMAN Butlnwt Manager Entered et Key Weft, Florida, an Second Class Matter TELEPHONES 3-5651 aikTls662 Member e# The Aeeecleted Press— The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use pr rmjrgductton 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), 28c 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 issues and subjects of local or general interest, but it will not publish anonymous communications. . WHY THE U. S. IS WEALTHY A foreign newsman from Indonesia, %nsr-Kie Tan, recently visiting in the United States, expressed consid erable amazement at the number of poor people living in various United States cities. Shown sections where slum conditions were very apparent, and bad, Tan seemed to be noticeably surp^sed. An explanation of this condition to Tan, by an Ameri can who was conducting him on a tour of the various alums, is wa think well worth thought. He waa informed that to have wealth in America, one must work, and that the people of America generally work for what they have. This reflection was not just one opinion*but is the collective judgment of groups of Euro pean business men who have visited the United States since World War II to team why U. S. production is so much greater, per man hour, than production anywhere else in the world. It is the 'willingness of Americans to really work, and to work long hours, if necessary, to get ahead, that sets most of them aside from workers in other countries. It is also generally known that U. S. employs machinery to a far greater degree than the industries of other countries. There are always some who are not willing to work hard, and who will live in some areas, or who are not dependable and who cannot keep consistently employed. There is a small number who are the victims of fate, and these deserve sympathy. But the majority of people in the United States who are willing to try Hard enough can usually accumulate at least modest wealth, and that is the difference. ■ 1 EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT REMOVED The news from Cairo, telling of the ouster of Major-- General Mohammed Naguib by the ruling military group, is somewhat disturbing. President Naguib has been very popular with the Egyptain people until recently, when a press campaign was begun agjtinst,him. He was accused of being implicated in a plot against Lt. Col. Gamal Nasser. This, and the charge that he was closely linked with a terrorist organization, seeking to force its way through assassination, undermined much of his public support. Former President Naguib has been steadily losing ground to Lt Col. Nasser for a year. In February of this year, Gen. Naguib and Col. Nasser had an open break, and the ruling military group announced that the Presi dent had resigned. Public indignation over this announce ment was great, and even some members of the military threatened disorder unless the President was restored. Shortly afterwards, Naguib was restored as President, but, in April, he lost the Premiership, which he held in conjunction with the Presidency, to Col. Nasser. Then, last month, the former President was the ob ject of a newspaper campaign implicating him in the plot on Col. Nasser’s life. This marked the end of his chances to remain President, and he was officially ousted in the middle of November. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Intimidate 4. River ■Ntk 9. light touch Ih Manner It. Fartalning to the iris 14. Halland commune 15. Benediction 17. Pintail inch IS. Bonks It. English river 80. Asses-1 st —ting 21 Plainer *•.-Small fish 27. Tending to hold back 29. Iflandin the Aegean 8— 21 Mountain ridge tl Supper tt. Bnnk cnetomers 90. New Testa ment: abbr. 97. Best SI Narrow nlew 40. Antique 41. Ringing testrnment 41 Otherwise 44. Display line 40, Charge 49. Demon M. Novel 51. Surest to *7 52. Kvery day SS. BngUsh letter DOWN LPeblie ▼ehlcle 1 Lubricant > ' Y |j 'Wk k [4 |7 p 14 |/, ip- = -pS- = =ii *1 gsj"j ii'l—j j" ■) I r gi* n* * 1* —— Monday, Docombor 13, 1954 •°*uN— or V—torday'e Pnmle ITwtotWom one's grup 4. Offended IQoddeesof discoid 4. Waterfall: Scot 7. Children's lOnefndeA nitetr . Mark for misconduct 10. Sommer drink 11. Insect 10. Ply high 17. Hag# wares 19. Rightly SO. Shine 11. Farewell 82. Mediter ranean island M. Mother o. Apollo 24. Happening SS. Lariat 28. Precise 30. Stood against SdTHornldic wreath SB. Foundstior timber 89. Hurl 41. Dip from a boat 48. Salamande. 43. Shelter 41 Babylonian deity: var. 41 Biblical character 44. Born 47. Sheep 49. Miniotcrial in v ■wozg/s. — The appointment of Jim Wilder as Patrolman is one of the most progressive steps that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has ever made. Sheriff*Spottswood is to be complimented. Wilder is a former Safety Edu cation Officer of the Florida High way Patrol. At onq time, he was stationed here in Key West as a State Trooper. He is loved by local youngsters and respected by adults. It anyone can help make our re ,b °°' ! irs ji IS . ■ Mft dn ve Ve u^ e * AvftieNletV 1 etV llfr *•*'**-*•* k A iVo e *\ o\ed^^ te^ e 3 : Oece^ 5 ? oU t t o **' , ; l v'” 44 ' £'<* ol ‘“A fei '?***• z.**"’ iMfii \£. Nehru Is Free With Advice But Can Give Little Active Aid By HAROLD K. MILKS NEW DELHI WP—Prime Minis ter Nehru offers his south Asian neighbors political advice and leadership, but India today lacks spare military power to back up their defense. India has a strong naval force and likely the best air force , east of Cairo and west of Communist China. Its 370,000-man army, test ed in two world wars, is tops in this part of the world. Yet these combined forces offer no security to south Asia nations with which Nehru has developed political understanding if not com plete leadership. India has one eye today on rival Pakistan. The other is watching the Red Chinese buildup in Tibet. These two problems are more than enough to keep India’s Armed forces occupied at home. India’s army, heart of its mili tary power, is still organized on a regional basis for internal rather than external security, just as it was in the days of British rule. Backbone of its. land forces re gains the hard-fight Gurkha troop ers Som Nepal. On paper India has vast plans for strengthening its military mus cles. An increase in reserve man power calls for a trained territor ial (national guard) army of near ly half a million. There are plans to establish factories to manufac ture tanks and artillery, electronic equipment, a machine tool factory This Rock Of Ours By Bill Gibb sidents safety - conscious, Jim Wil der is that person. At the present time, Jim is act ing as Director of S-D Day acti vities the drive aimed at prov ing that accidents are unnecessary. Every community in the United States is working toward achieving an accident - free day next Wed nesday, December 15. If personal effort has anything to do with gaining this goal, Monroe County should be successful because of Jim Wilder’s industriousness. at Poona, and if possible expan sion of the government-howned Hindustan aircraft factory to pro duce jet fighters and British-de signed jet engines. Comparative military weakness —despite a heavy defense budget and the strongest armed forces in this region—has directed India’s tbinking away from power pacts and defenses based on arms. Neh ru has sought to substitute for them a peace bloc and the offer ot coexistence with other nations. Once India settles its problems with neighboring Pakistan and can withdraw its substantial forces from disputed Kashmir, Nehru may be able to back up his politi cal leadership of Southeast Asia with some show of power. It’s All Dutch GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PI “Watch op het voetpad!” If it’s Dutch to you, that’s the way Grand Rapids Traffic Engi neer Jerome Franklin meant it to be. The Dutch-lettered sign has been posted at a midtown inter section prompting Grand Rapids pedestrians to “wait on the side walk” in the heavy Christmas shopping traffic. Franklin hopes the sign will car ry a stronger meaning to a greater portion of .the city’s predominantly Dutch-backgrounded residents. Citizen Ads Bring Results The World Today By DON WHITEHEAD (For James Marlow) WASHINGTON UP The honey moon between President Eisenhow er and die Democrats is over. For two years, the President was exempted from person attacks by the Democratic leaders. Their broadsides were aimed at that faceles? Republican group known as “the administration.” And it wasn’t considered politically prof itable to assault the citadel of Ei senhower popularity. Now Democratic heavy guns are being trained on Eisenhower him self for the first time since his election. The prospeets are that the attacks will grow heavier, rather than diminish, as the 1956 presidential election nears. Paul Butler, newly elected Dem ocratic national chairman, dis closed last Sunday the new party approached to the problem of a popular GOP president when he said: “We intend to call to the attention of the American people President Eisenhower’s lack of capacity to govern and to unite the people.” Three days later, Gov.-elect Av er 11 Harriman of Nw York told a Democratic victory dinner audi nee in Kansas City: “We’ve got to quit this business of excluding President Eisenhower from criti cism of the unworthy campaign tactics that have been adopted by the Republican party, and that he has condoned.” Harriman said Ei senhower must be held “respon sible for the actions of his lieu party.” Democratic chiefs may have for gotten it—but they were advised to follow this line of political ac tion more than a year ago by that gruff old political warhorse former Sen. Tom Conn ally of Tex as. Connally was shaking his head even then over the “we-like-Ike” attitude of the Democrats. He held to the theory that anybody in the opposition party was a political enemy and should be treated as such. Party leaders now are swinging around toward the Connally way of thinking. The political reasons are obvious: For two years, Eisenhower has enjoyed a remarkable freedom from direct attacks by the Demo crats. Partly, it was because he almost succeeded in creating the illusion that the office of the Presi dent was above and beyond poli tics, and that he wasn’t in the political cockpit himself. But for the most part the Demo crats held their fire because of Eisenhower’s personal popularity and this being the case —with Democratic help —then he’ll be a bard man to unseat, assuming be runs for office again. In reality, the Democrats lassoed themselves politically during the past two years, and now they’re maneuvering to free themselves. That’s why the honeymoon with Eisenhower has gone ph-f-f-f-t! disgusted thief OMAHA tf>—Jack c. Walker, clerk at the Congress Hotel, said he gave * stickup man two II from the cash register and then opened the safe to show the robber it was empty. The thief, disgusted, handed back the $2, snarled, “It ain't worth it,” and fled A Grain Of Salt By Bill Spillnißn Whoa Dr. Campbell stood up at the Jaycee meeting recently and started to speak, little did he think that the truth that he would be uttering would cause international disturbances. From remarks that I have heard on the subject, some people were shocked, others shrugged it off by saying they knew about it all the time. It takes a fearless man to stand up and tell that kind of truth. I stand behind Dr. Campbell as a forthright outstanding citizen in his convictions. It would imagine that it took a lot of courage not to /smooth over his statements after pressure from the powers that be that like to do everything controversial behind closed doors. Some sources stated that it has hurt relations that have taken years to build up. To me, good re lations that are built on glory hun gry traditions and secret discre pancies are not very good rela tions. Mr. N. C. Hines at a city com missioner meeting said that he only speaks the truth. "It sets you free,” he added. The fact that hasn’t been dis cussed too much is that nobody has denied the statements. Obscured in all the turmoil is another statement made by Camp bell that he believed the band should go to a state band meet where they would be judged by ability and compared to other bands in the state. "Not being too familiar with "who is allowed to say what" in Cuba I would not be too much of a judge on whether men in public life should say anything that does not fit in with an administration. The Associated Press story con cerning the incident stated that Dr. Campbell was not going to let the band go to Cuba this year and that Cuban men did not have a high opinion of women. The statement was not true. Dr. Campbell actually said that he would not permit the band to make the trip unless adequate ar rangements were made to insure that the members would not have to stay in the school building with time on their hands while they were not parading. He also stated that he was insisting on adequate protection. It is pretty easy, to see that his interest is for the student band members instead of so called good relations. I do not blame him for asking that the members be given sight- Hal Boyle Says NEW YORK GW—lt is a difficult thing for a man in a ring to sword a maddened bull to death. But, senor, it is even more dif ficult on the nerves for this same man to slay an American night club audience with no weapon but his baritone voice. Manuel Capetillo swears this is so. Manuel, who is one of Mexico's top matadors, now has anew .ca reer. When the bulls are out of season, he belts out Mexican dit ties on the night dub circuit. Although he has been a big hit in his first New -York appearance in the Hotel Pierre, Manuel says he still finds it easier work to face* a bull than a cafe society audience. “The genres I get fighting ’he bulls, they are different from the nerves I get when I am singing,” he explained. “When I fight a bull I am not singing. I may feel sick three days before a bull fight—and three days after—but I don’t have the nerves when I am actually facing the bull.” Manuel is an extraordinarily tal ented man. He is a charro (Mexi can blue-blooded cowboy), a bull fighter. a movie actor, and a vocalist. In his own land he is a kind of combined Joe DiMaggio, Roy Rogers and Perry Como. Yet Capteillo, who has killed 400 bulls and been badly gored five times in the ring, is still only 28. He is slender, 6 feet 2—an unusual height for a bullfighter—dark-eyed and handsome. He makes up to $10,900 a bull fight. It is an industry in which the upkeep is greater than the ini tial expense. His costumes cost him up to $15,000 a season. The heavy, gold-braided matador's out fit he wears in his night club rou tine weighs about 20 pounds and cost him more than $7,000. Capetillo says he has been fight ing bulls and singing as long as he j can remember. He is largely a ; self-taught matador and started learning the tricks of the trade as seeing tours and other recreational events. As he stated, it can get pretty boring for boys from several bands to just hang around a school building for hours on end. There can be no doubt as to what was said. The Cuban council's son is a member of the Jaycees and was present at the meeting. One thing for sure, the publicity has been a shot in the arm for both Cuba and Key West as far as the tourist business goes. It has put both names before the public. It should give the Chamber of Commerce a basis for some good publicity if they want to follow through on it. Guava Jelly I had to kill a column that was to run last Tues day. It was all about the illegal inspection business. The commis sioners fouled me up and brought it down toward legal limits before I could gripe about it again. —Having been in Havana near the reviewing stand, in front of the capitol when the carnival parade took place, I doubt very seriously if anyone would dare jump out and pinch the girls with all the police around this particular area. —lt’s a fact that the two mile route cannot be seen from the re viewing stand. —The annual Boy Scout Dinner held recently in the Naval Station was highlighted by the Boy Scout of the year who gave a speech that was out of this world. —A local political figure in com menting about how politicians get up and speak of constituents urg ing them to run for office, said that no one had ever urged him to run for anything. —A hotel owner states that his business dropped SBO,OOO during the season National * suspended its flights. —Look for a story about police and the daughter of a well-known citizen. —Norman Kranich says that this year, he will personally see that all pictures taken of children and Santa Claus in front of the San Carolos theater by the American Legion will be delivered. There were complaints last year that some of the pictures were not de livered after being paid for. —Some City commissioners would like to be paid the same as the county commissioners (S3OO a month). —One elected county commission er thinks that the "county" should have leased space from the NAvy at Boca Chica for the use of the air lines. a boy of 5 waving capes at calves on his father’s ranch. “I never took a professional bull fighting lesson—or singing lesson in my life,” he'said. He became a matador at 22, hopes to stay in the field until he is 35, or even 40, if his nerves hold out. “I want to sing and fight the bulls ss long ss I can,” he said simply. “It is my life. “It is not the legs that go first, as it is with a baseball player. A matador begins to go to pieces when he no kmger can control his nervous system. Somehow the bull seems able to sense this.” Despite the terrible thigh scars left on his body by the five bulls who outpointed him, Manuel says he has no particular fear once he enters the ring. “For a moment, when you first see the bull, you have a feeling like a martyr—and wonder why you are there,” he explained. Then the action starts, and there is no time for feelings. “I do not eat the day of a fight, and it is very good to have a quick glass of cognac to settle the stom ach before entering the ring,” Manuel added. The bull doesn’t get any cognac He is not supposed to be nervous. After the fight, Manuel is vora ciously hungry. He and his retinue like big steaks, sometimes provid ed by his late opponent in the ring. It is the same way with Manuel just before he goes out to the spot light on a supper club floor. “A couple of small glasses of wine are very good to settle the stomach,” he said. The only other thing that makes Manuel nervous is girls. He is a bachelor. BOWL QUEEN NAMED PASADENA, Calif. GfL-Marilyn Smith, 19, a green-eyed blonde ed ucation major at Pasadna City College, has been chosen as queen of Pasadena’s Jan. 1 Tournament of Roses. .* Soviet Seeks Peace Among Bath Sharers By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW (f* The newspaper Evening Moscow has come out for peaceful coexistence—among fam ilies sharing kitchens and baths la Moscow tenements. "Scandal fanciers and brawl sportsmen" battle with their nigb bors over such things as a scratched bathtub or the keeping of pet doves in communal kitch ens, Evening Moscow says. Shared plumbing and cooking facilities arw normal in Moscow life. Most of the cases coming beforo rels among sharing families. The newspaper advocates that persons living in the same apartment building band together in "courts of colleagues" to judge such cases and keep them out of the regular courts. The paper gives several exam ples of the fights; beginning with one between members of the Boulva and Ivanov families who livd in apartment No. t at Le Svetkhov Alley. "Once a member of the Boulva family scratched the enamel of the bathtub while taking a bath. The Ivanov family took it at a personal insult. The housewife Ivanova made a sarcastic remark. Boulva also answered sarcastical ly All had ripened for muni cipal flat scandal of the medium serious type. "But what has happened? From the small scratch arose a big tight and on the scene appears the (gov ernment) mediator to examine not a small scratch on the bathtub, but a deep scratch on the fact of one of the battlers. "They were using mops and saucepans —very popular battle tools in communal life. "Then the heads of the families took over in the battlefield from the housewives. They passed re fined phrases back and forth and swung at each other with their brief cases." How the tight came out is not related. Key West In Days Gone By n. December 13, 1934 j Robert Frost, internationally known poet and writer, will make bis home in Key West for the win ter. Authorization was granted for the issuance of liquor licenses to Aqui lino Lopez, Sr., Cabrera Wholesale Grocery, Inc., and Saunders Whole sale Grocery Company, at a meet ing of the board of county com missioners last night. No objectors appeared before the board. ★ ★' December 13,1944 Attorney General J. Tom Wat son has written The Citizen a letter in which he stated that 19 Key Westers have sent him a commun ication concerning a “carnival be ing operated continuously with games of chance and gambling going on in Key West. Monroe county commissioners will hold a meeting tonight, at which they expect to receive a more detailed description of the beach it is proposed to construct on the south shore along the bou levard. The beach project is spon sored by the Rotary Club, together with other civic orgsnizatkme in Key West. Snowball Targets Listed By School GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (J)-The Grand Rapids Board of Education last week urged school principals to launch a program of organised snowball tossing—a targets and strictly on school grounds. A bulletin issued by the board's office of physical education waned however, against making targets |to represent teachers, policemen, j autos, dogs or cats. It suggests a i standard bulls-eye target of suit* ! able size. By this means the board hopes Ito release from danger such pop* ! ular objectives as teachers, police men. autos, dogs and cats. MEXICANS FLOCK TO VIRGIN’S SERINE MEXICO- CITY (ft—About hSf a million Catholics visited the Basil* ica of the Virgin of Guadalupe patron saint of Mexico, yesterday in observance of the church* recognized miracle of the Virgin Mary’s appearance in this count ff in 1531. • T ‘ V # **** third largest turnout m history for Mexico’s most im portant religious day. The crowd was*so large there were two deaths and 396 injuries.