25 Ağustos 1937 Tarihli The Key West Citizen Gazetesi Sayfa 1

25 Ağustos 1937 Tarihli The Key West Citizen Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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Associated Press Day Wire Service. For 57 Years Devoted to the Best Interests of Key West VOLUME LVIII. No. 202. City Council Adopts Resolution In Payment Of Delinquent Taxes Action Taken In Matter During Special Meeting Of Body Conducted Last * Night The City Council at a special meeting held last night, adopted a resolution calling for the collec tion of delinquent taxes on a twenty per cent basis for all | years up to the present time. This | eighty per cent reduction was j agreed upon at a joint meeting of | councilmen and commissioners | held at the county court house on ! Monday night. This action was taken in order that the city may be able to col lect much-needed revenue at this particular time, the amount of re duction being looked upon as be ing a much greater incentive for those who are indebted to the city to come forward and meet these obligations. The question of a basis on which the city is to collect de linquent taxes was the only ob stacle in the way of reaching an agreement by which the county would conform to the resolution providing for the gasoline tax al lotment which is one of the main factors in the proposal to refund the city’s bonded indebtedness This new agreement for the payment delinquent -t.'vxes be comes effective at once, with all accrued interest, waived, and it is believed that many will imme diately take advantage of the op portunity to pay up, and thereby wipe out the indebtedness, and at the same time provide the city with revenue which is so badly needed for its proper function ing. CUBA ARRIVES FROM HAVANA VESSEL LEFT LATE IN AFT ERNOON ENIROUTE TO TAMPA Steamship Cuba, of the P. and O. S. S. Cos., arrived yesterday afterfloon from Havana with five first cabin and three second cab in pwse'ngers for Key West} 30 first and two seconds for Tampa. Key West arrivals: Bruce, Pe ters, Henrietta Liebman, Jams's Small, llance Small, Aurora Diaz, Evangel iite Vidal, Aldo Vidal, Blanche Cervantes. The ship also brought 11 tons of freight and three sacks of mail for Key West; 105 tons of freight and 107 sacks of mail for Tam- P. Sailing, the vessel carried from Key West C. A. Parramore, Mr. and Mrs. Jams Cormack and a number of second cabin passen gers. ADVISORY ADVISORY 2 P M.—Tropical disturbance of small diameter, apparently of slight intensity, centered at 1 p. m. about 80 miles north, northeast of north of San Juan, moving west, north westward about 16 miles per hour. Caution advised vessels in path. WEATHER BUREAU, San Juan, P. R. Advisory 8:30 a. m.: Tropical disturbance of small diameter and alight intensity apparently cen tered at 7 a. m. about 60 miles north of St. Thomas, moving west northwestward about 15 miles per hour. This disturbance may increase in intensity and caution is advised vessels in path. WEATHER BUREAU, San Juan, P. R. ‘HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST-BUILD STORM SHUTTERS NOW. GET ALL MATERIAL AT SOUTH FLORIDA CONTR. AND ENG. COMPANY. PHONE 598 She tKey Must Citizen REV. SUMMERS ON VISIT HERE % Rev. George E. Summers of Jacksonville, was a welcomed call ed at The Citizen office this morn ing, accompanied by another call er and frkjnd, Charles Lowe. Mr. Summers was a resident of Key West during 1933 and 1934 when he was presiding min ister at Stone church. He arriv ed last evening over the highway for a vacation in Key West, ac companied by Mrs. Summ-srs. They both say that returning to Key West and meeting tneir many friends is just as though they were returning to their home. They are having a delight ful time. COLORED MAN IS FOUND DEAD J. Roberts, negro about 75 years of ag, was found dead this morning by his son in the home in the rear of 316 Angela streat. Ho had been ill for about throe months and had not left home during that time. Justice Enrique Esquin aldo was notified and made an in vestigation. He concluded that uncter the circumstances there was no necessity of empanelling a jury, and signed the death cer tificate. Resolution Adopted On Gasoline Tax Allotment During Joint Meeting At a joint meeting of city coun-i cil and the board of county com-! missioners last night at the court] house, resolutions were adopted relative to the proposed allotment of county gasoline tax funds to the city. The amount is spv'cified at $30,000 annually. Present at the meeting were: Chairman Carl Bervaldi, Commis-j sioners Wm. Porter, Norbergj Thompson, Braxton B. Warren j and Cleveland Niles. Clerk Ross C. Sawyer. City Councilmen Jim Roberts and Members Frank O. Roberts, W. P. Archer and Frank Delaney. Previous to the meetiiq; the council had met in special session at city hail and passed resolutions setting forth a plan for the col lection of delinquent taxes on a i basis of 20 per cent for all years up to the present, and the com missioners were officially noti fied of this action. Criminal Court Disposes Of Several Cases Today Criminal court met in recessed session this morning with Judge William V. Albury presiding and all officer* present. The call was issued to hear the pleas of fiw persons charged with various of fenses. John L. Crawford, colored, charged with breaking and enter ing with intent to commit a mis domesnor. said he wa* guilty and was sentenced to spend 60 days at hard labor. James Larrimore and Beesie Dunbar, colored, entered pleas of guilty to charges of petit larceny. The woman wa 3 sentenced to 15 days in jail to date from th© day of her arrest, which was August 10. therefore sh© was allowed to depart. Larrimore was given a straight sentence of 60 days. CONTEST WINNER GOES TO MIAMI MISS DOROTHY BETHAN COURT WJENT OUT THIS MORNING Miss Dorothy Bethancourt, se lected as Miss Key West in the beauty contest held Monday night at the Cuban Club, and who will represent this city in the contest to be held in Miami to determine who will be titled Miss Florida, left this morning over the high way for Miami. In competition with six other contestants, Misg Bethancourt was declared winner by the five judges and the opinion was said to be unanimous, and those who were present at the Cuban Club Monday night concurred in the selection. MAKE CALL FOR BRIDGE WORKERS ADDITIONAL MEN ARE TO BE SENT TO PROJECTS ALONG KEYS Requisitions received today by Wm. V. Little,, official in charge at the State Employment Service bureau, asked for the assignment of men to two different projects on the highway and bridges. First requisition calls for 15 white laborers to be sent to Con tract G, Thomas F. Kenney Com pany, at Spanish Harbor Bridge. The second requisition asks for the assignment of five negro laborers to the S. J. Groves and Sons Contract F, at Little Duck Key. and also one white truck driver. Following the report of the committee, which was appointed last week to handle this matter, and which was said to be the point on which hinged the action of the commissioners relative to the al lotment of the $30,000 gasoline tax funds the county board adopt ed the resolution. It is provided in the resolution , that $1 be paid by each of the i parties hereto to the other par ties, and that $30,000 be paid an nually by the county to the city from gasoline tax allocations, for the purpose of enabling the city to meet debt service charges on the city’s indebtedness refunded pursuant to the city’s contract with R. E. Crummer and Com pany. It is also provided in the resolu tion that any amount over and above the $30,000 named in the resolution and up to $50,000, is optional with the county. Charles Garnett, charged with discharging a firearm from a pas senger vesse’., one of the Monroe eounty ferries, entered a plea of gulity. He was released on sms pended sentence and his revolver, valued at $17.50, was ordered confiscated. Walter Saunders, charged with non-support of his family, discuss ed the matter with tie judge and said he was making $lO weekly and would give $6 of that to the family. He would do better, he said, but under the circumstances was unable. The judge said that action would be postponed until the September term of court and advised that the defendant would b wise to adhere to his promise and give each week the $6 to his wife and family. KEY WEST, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1937. BLACK CONFIRMED “NEW DEAL” JUSTICE TROOPS TO SHANGHAI NEUTRALITY ACT DESTROYERS DISCUSSION ROOSEVELT’S POPULARITY TAKE YOUR CHOICE THIRD TERM TALK By HUGO S. SIMS (Special Washington Correspond ent of The Citizen) .Confirmation of Senator Hugo L. Black by the Senate last week placed the judicial robes of a justice upon the first member of the Supreme Court to be appoint ed senator was something of a revelation to the experts who, for weeks, busied themselves with ef forts to anticipate the President’s selection. Practically no one even suggested the joint sponsor of the Wages and Hours Bill, who has besn an ardent and loyal support er of the New Deal and a liberal throughout his ten-year senatorial career. Immediately upon the submis- . sion of Senator Black’s name, the President’s nomination was hailed as a masterful political man oeuvrs. The forces of the Chief Executive promptly began an in direct attack, alleging that the Senator would not be eligible on account of the passage of legis lation permitting justices to re tire. The nominee’s political fit ness was also questioned. Later, the charge was made that the Ku Klux Klan supported him in Ala bama. These objections were in effective and the aggressive Ala bamian was confirmed by a Sen ate vote of 63 to 16. While even his friends probably woult} not claim that Senator Black’s legal experience has been as broad as some of the present, members of the Court, they insist that he is well qualified and, cer tainly is as able as many appoin tees to the Court in the past. There is no doubt as to his sym pathy with th objectives of th-3 New Deal and it is sure that the President has not failed to appoint a man of his own polit ical philosophy. This was to be expected and is no more than has been the custom in the past when conservative presidents have plac ed on the Supreme Court lawyers whose greatest qualification has been their assiduous practice of law in the interest of large cor porations. The decision of the Government to strengthen its armed forces at Shanghai by the dispatch of ad ditional marines from the West Coast emphaaites the gravity of the situation in the 'Far East and indicates the belief of this Gov ernment that conditions are not apt to improve. The reinforce ment will leave San Diego prob ably this week but will not reach China for another month. Appar ently, the United States will not abandon its foothold in China nor withdraw its nationals from the danger zone. The last step in volved any number of difficulties and while many Americans have be?n and will be removed from the war zone, otl ers will remain. The decision of the Government to strengthen the forces came in the face of som? demand that the United State, withdraw entirely from China, removing not only its citizens but also its soldiers and ships. Obviously, the pres ence of our sailors and marines in the zone where large scale fight ing between bitter enemies is un derway cannot fail to carry a tHVeat to future peaceful relations. An unexpected incident might in volve our forces in a battle with I the soldiers of China or Japan. > However, the State Department | probably considers this risk to be | less than that involved in an en jtire surrender of our interests in ! China. _____

Meanwhile, the Neutrality Act • had not been put into effect up to . the writing of this column and * there was ao official intimation | that the President would take any immediate action along this !te. i While the Act itself would auto j matically place a baa on the ship ment of supplies to China and! Japan, the embargo would obvi ously be in the interest of Japan because the Japs would have the merchant ships to transport sup plies for themselves and the war ships to blockade *the ports of China. This advantage, it should be noted, is more apparent than real because, under actual war conditions, it is doubtful if war supplies could be landed in China. The plan to lease six over-age destroyers to Brazil has been practically abanadond for the present in the face of consider able criticism, particularly on the part of the Government of Argen tina, which appears particularly aroused by £he “coincidence” that the number of destroyers happens to equal the similar ships now being built for the latter govern ment in Europe. Moreover, the Argentine critics insist that six destroyers would not amount to much as a defense against en- j croachment from abroad and that the inauguration of such a ship- 1 loan policy tv the United State#' would he exactly opposite to the efforts being made by this coun-j try and other nations of the West ern Hemisphere to reduce arma-! ments and promote the develop ment of peace. Other observers and some offi-i cialg in other countries on this sid-r- of the Atlantic seem to find nothing objectionable in the loan plan, which was heavily bom barded by Republican critics of ff!o Administration. The state Department, generally credited with running its affairs with con siderable intelligence, is criticized for not considering the reaction of other nations, such as Argen tina, and in underestimating the furore which the loan proposal would make. Critics were quick to point out that such a custom, if established among the nations ®f*Kc world would be very objee tional and apt to provoke serious trouble in some areas. Less than nine months ago, President Roosevelt was swept in to office by an overwhelming vote of confidence from the citizens of tbo United States. At that time, there was some talk of “an era of good feeling” and some foolish speculation as to how long the Republican Party would last. For a few months, tbo tremendous majority of the Chief Executive se-omed sufficient to guarantee his leadership in Congress but short ly after the session opened. Mr. 1 Roosevelt submitted his sensa- I tional/Court Reform bill and since that time the air has been filled with alarums. The burden of the clamor has been that the Constitu tion is being wiped out, that the man in the White House plans to become a dictator and that the citizens of the nation are about to lote all of their rights. There ia no way for any obser ver to accurately gauge the pop ular feeling in regard to Presi dent today a, contrasted with Novembor of last year. Tho newspapers have long ceased to accurately reflect the real political conditions in the country. Most of the columnists who write on political affairs at the capital are patently protagonist, for their pe culiar viewpoints. Most of them make little effort to present any thing more than a series of argu ment* for or against the Presi dent’s program and much of their writing is centered around their own interpretations of motives, | intentions and condition*. Obvi oosly, it is impoasil le to wade j through such a welter of confu jsion and ascertain what the ac tual majority of the American •peep'.? b> thinking. 1 From time to time there will |he hoard considerable discuaaioa lof the possibility that Precedent ‘ Roosevelt may run for another ’term a* President. While goner jnlly speaking, there hi no reason {to believe that a third term is m the President’s program, there is ! tittle likelihood that he wilt make {any statement on the subject at j this time. In fact, president* ! serving their second term have j increased difficulty in maintaining {control of their party members sod any statement indicating re | firemen? usually lessen* tho pres [sure which can he exerted. Excellent Collection Of Fish Sent To New York Aquarium Director Of Florida Reptile Institute Is Paying Visit To City E. Ross Allen, director of the Florida Reptile Institute at Silver Springs, Fla., and Ralph Slatten, | in charge of transportation on I the lake and river, were callers atj this office this morning, and en- j joyed a brief visit. Mr. Allen said that while com ing over the highway they cap tured a diamondback rattler on the road and also made captive two alligators which were found on one of the Keys. They will be taken back to Silver Springs where one of the activities of the institute is extracting venom from the glands of rattlers and other species. Extracting the venom, called among handlers of reptiles milk ing, is one of the exhibits at the Institute every Sunday afternoon and this is done by Mr. A’llen who Boy Scoots Thoroughly Enjoying Camp Activities Scoutmaster Victor Larsen, in command of Iroop 2, Boy Scout* of America, enjoying an outing at their encampment, Camp Rotary, at Homestead, Fla., advises by card that the troop will leave (Friday, August 27, for Key West. Five members of the troop, the cook and Scoutmastr Larsen will remain over to handle the camp equipment and attend to other necessary details and return Sat urday. Steamer Mallory Comes To Port This Morning Steamship H. R. Mallory, of the Clyde-Mallory Lines, arrived in ( port this morning at 2:15, dis charge light cargo, took on a miscellaneous assortment and the; consignment of water specimens j for the New York Aquarium, and| sailed 4:50 for destination. Another vessel of the line; which arrived early yesterday, Singleton Gives Talk At Fellowship Club Meeting Stephen Cochran Singleton de livered an instructive talk on \ "The Bible As A Political Hand ! book” at the regular meeting and) supper of First M. E. (Stone) j Church Fellowship Club held fcaM evening in Sunday School Building j on Eaton street. Mr. Singleton's message is con sidered on* of deep interest and provide* food for daep and in tense thinking. The manuscript j was given to The Citixen today and Will be published in the iam? of tomorrow. A history of the organ txauon * and progress made by tW ciobi since its organisation several j month* rgs was given by Charhss H. K etc hum. on# of the founder*; of the Fellowship Onb. Several guest* were present at* this meeting. Dr. H C. Gekeler waa guest at Stephen Cochran: Singleton- Charles H. Kstcbnm' ( enters the pit with an assistant, and carries on the work for the j education and entertainment of I the hundreds of visitors, j Mr. Allen and Mr. Slatten are j here for the purpose of securing i specimens of the different forms ! of reptilian life found in this see ■ tion of Florida and also some of the specimens whose habitat is in , the waters of Key West. Recognized nationally as a hcr- J petologist Mr. Allen is probably better known through his reputa tion founded on the moving pic tures in which he has appeared ; fighting alligators and other un der water exhibitions. He was shown in Grantland Rice’s Sport- { light Films, “Water Jamboree”, “Nerve Control”, “Jungle Water” and “Catching Trouble”. He has also been heard over the air. “Ths folks here have been good to the b Mr. Larsen writes “Most every one of th© boys have heart throbs, and it is a study in emotions to watch them. “Wo had a big thunder and lightning storm Monday night but the tents stood the storm OK. Lighting hit four places in the city. “Everything has been conducive to health and happiness and the boys have been experiencing real camp Itfot" morning aas the Alamo with ap proximately 410 tons of fabricated steel for the naval station and sailed 3:30 yesterday afternoon for Tampa. ’ ' .Steamship Granada, of the Standard Fruit and Steamship company, is dn to arrive Friday from Philadelphia, consigned to the Porter Dock Company for i bunkers. . had as his guests, Russell Kerr ' and Knigman Carry. Morgan j Lowe was gvast of Ivan Watson. | At tho close of the meeting the* | members continoed with the Shaffteboard tourney, which is j... JOHN HANCOCK ARRIVES HERE I John C- Hancock, newspaper S correspondent from Greensberg. >l4iaa, wan an arrival over the Highway last night, coming on kis and caßed at The Citisen this morning. | Hi* ait*mate destination south |is Fort oi Pr*ore. Haiti, and sft ier about one week in Ky Wes*.! Mr. Hancock wfH leave for Havana and there radio rk for las destine-i itsoa. i Key West, Florida, has the most equable climate in the country; with an average range of only 14° Fahrenheit PRICE FIVE CENTS Gathered In Key West Waters; Shipped On Board Steamship Henry R. Mallory One of the finest collection* of tropical specimen* from tho wa ters of Key West was taken last night to New York to be placed in the aquarium. Approximately 3.500 specimens were in the col lection which was assembled by H. C. Knowles, who arrived from ! New York about throe weeks ago, : and during the intervening time, has been diligently at work mak ing his collection. Mr. Knowles, former Key West er has been associated with the aquarium in New York for a num ber of years, and for the past few years has been coming here to as semble his specimens. He said last night while the fish were be ing taken from the cars and placed in the tanks, that he had never been more successful than on this trip and was confident that no more interesting collection had ever been assembled. Everything was in readiness for the arrival of the Steamship H. R. Mallory, of the Clyde-Mallory Lines fish-cars lined up at tho ! docks and Mr. Knowles and his as ! sistants in and out of the water placing back in the cam some in \ dignant specimen tongifig Thi rree jdom. and doing the many thing* necessary when handling large shipments of live sea inhabitants. But during the afternoon ad vices received by C- E- Smith, agent for the company were that the Mallory would not call at this port. The vessel was 24 hours late, having been delayed for that time at Galveston, and instead of stopping at Key West and Charles ton was destined through to New York. Then Agent Bmith and Mr. Knowles got busy. Mr. Knowles began sending messages to the aquarium and Agent Smith sent messages to Clyde-Mallory head quarters, explaining that the col lection of fish was awaiting trans portation and that If any way poo* j sible could bo figured out to have the Mallory stop at Key West it was urgently requested that such orders be radioed to the ship. After considerable time had passed difficulties were cleared up and the glad news was received at the local office that the vessel would com# in and berth at 'an early hour this morning and at 2:15 o’clock this morning the ves sel berthed, discharged about eight tons of cargo and while this was being done Mr. Knowles snd his force of assistant* began getting his collection on board. Shortly before 4 o'clock the fish were ail in the 16 tanks wh**h J had been arraigned on the deck |of the Mallory before the ship left New York, pump* were m good working order and every thing eras working smoothly when the vessel started at 4:50 o’clock on the trip to Now York. Shortly before leaving Mr. 1 Knowles told The Cttisen that ■ for a time be was really worried j after he teamed that tho shop had ! been ordered to New York direct, | as all the specimens had been mr • ranged for transfer from the cars to the tanks and it would have j been a very disastrous occurrence {and would have entailed appro ! ciable loss had it not been for Mr. • Smith’s explanations to the cam j pony's headquarters and th bring > successful in having the vessel's < orders changed. For this Mr. [ Knowles desired to publicly thank Mr. ftmith and the company’s af finals. | Among the am highly pnfod ! spechaeae in the eofkwtioa mado [by Mr. Knowles are several ban i dred seloetod nan anemone, besstl (Continued so Fags Four)

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