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Aaoclated Press Day Win
For 01 Yean Devoted to the
Best Interests of Key West
VOLUME LXII. No. 291.
CONGRESS DECLARES WAR ON JAPAN
Robin In Washington
Working On Water Bonds
S. Pierre Robineau. attorney !
tor the Florida Keys Aqueduct
commission, has been in Wash
ington the past few days press
ing for action on the $1,750,000
Rohineau's presence in the na
tion’s capital was revealed today
by County Clerk Ross C. Saw
yer, who spent the weekend in j
Miami checking up on business
pertaining to the signing of the
certificates prepared by Mass
lick and Mitchell
It is expected that Robineau
will have definite information
to impart to the commission of-1
fkials on his return.
Sawyer implied this morning
that the bonds will be ready for:
signatures on schedule. TheS
county clerk must affix his sig
nature to the water bonds along
with Robineau, William T.
Doughtry. chairman, and Wil
liam Arnold, commission secre
DIED ON SUNDAY
Earl Saunders, better known
as Bobber Ear lie. age 57, who
resided at 1315 Olivia street died
in a local hospital Sunday after
noon at 4:30 o’clock.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday afternoon 4:30 o’clock
from the chapel of Pritchard j
Funeral Home, White street
Rev W E. Bryant, pastor of the
Ley Memorial church, official- 1
Survivors are two brothers. !
Fred of Key West and Leonard
Saunders of Tampa.
ONEUO GONZALEZ 1
DRAFTED, MARRIED '
Onelio A. Gonzales receiv
ed his draft questionnaire
and marriage lirwnm on tha
same day and complied with
the orders of both.
He was married Saturday
to Amelin D. Camus by j
County Judge Raymond R.
Lord and prepared immedi
ately to report to his draft
Gonzales who gave his age j
as 22. said be was a carpen
Defer Action On
Gas Curfew Law
The gasoline curfew law, passed
by city council last week, may not
go into effect for several days,
Council President William Free
man indicated today.
•He said that he has not yet sub
mitted the ordinance to Mayor
Willard M Aibury for signing, and
that he may not hand it to him
until the next meeting of city
council, Dec. 16.
Those who disapprove of the
®ltd Mfest Qlxtxzcn
THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A.
GREAT BRITAIN ALSO
AT WAR WITH JAPAN
NEW YORK. Dec.
Prime Minister Winston
Churchill went an the air at
3 o'clock, EST. and told the
United States and the world I
that Great Britain had de
clared war on the Japanese
The prime minister em
phasized the solidarity be
tween the United States and
j England, and pointed out that
Japan bad made an attack on
British possessions simul- j
taneously with the surprise
attack on American terri
Churchill dwelled on the
fact that the war against the
two Democratic powers was
made by the Japanese Army
High Command and not the
DRAFTEES WILL “I
tllr ANtMiate4l Prex)
WASHINGTON, Dec. B—Fol
lowing closely on the heels of
the supplemental defense ap
propriations bill which was
passed Friday night and which
carries funds to expand the
army to 2.000.000 men. was an
announcement released Satur
day calling for a reclassification
of all draftees in and out of the
CHEMICAL WARFARE 1
WILL BE DISCUSED
Key West Firemen, police, air
wardens and civilians will gather
at the City Hall Tuesday eve
ning at 8 o’clock to receive in
structions in chemical warfare.
The lecture will be given by
Lt Commander A. F. Winslow
of the nayal station.
Fire Chkf Harry M Baker re
quests all volunteer firemen to
be in attendance. ,
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DENVER. Colo. Awakening
from a nap, D. W. Danielson of.
this city found his throat so sore
it was difficult for him to swal
low. An X-rav revealed his false
teeth in his throat
ordinance which compels gasoline
service stations to keep closed
from 7 p. m. to 7 a. m. took hope
from Councilman Freeman's an
Operators of service stations
were led to believe that the new
ordinance would go into effect to
! night The mayor said last week
that he would sign the ordinance
Several gasoline service stations
I voluntarily closed at 7 p. m. last
Members Arthur Sawyer
Post, No. 28, American
You are requested to attend
the meeting at County Court
House tomorrow night 8:00
BRIEF SERVICES FOR MUR
DERED PATROLMAN WERE
HELD IN MIAMI
| Simple but impressive services
* marked the funeral of L, Paul
>’ Daniels, who was buried late this
! afternoon in Key -West where he
j lived most of his life
Present at the interment were
i officers of the State Highway
Patrol and dignitaries from Dade
. and Monroe counties. The coffin
; was borne by six fellow-motor-
I cycle troopers.
The funeral of Daniels, age 32,
who was killed in Miami Friday,
was held from the chapel of the
| Lopez Funeral Home.
Rev. A. C. Riviere of the First
M. E. (Stone) church officiated
I at the services.
Burial was in the family lot in
i the city cemetery.
! Pallbearers were members of
| the Florida State Highway Pa
j troL which accompanied the body
: to Key West.
Brief services were held this
morning at 9:30 from the Phil
brick Funeral Home in Miami.
Meanwhile in Miami, an out
raged public called for vigorous
action in the prosecution of Byrd
Hudgins. 22, who confessed to
the slaying of Daniels just before
Hudgins, who was captured
after one of the most intensive
man-hunts ever conducted in
southern Florida, expressed a
willingness to plead guilty.
State Attorney G. A. Worley
indicated that he would press for
a swift trial and conviction.
From the Georgia State Sano
tarium at Middle Milledgeville
came confirmation of Hudgins'
admission that he had been re
; leased from there July 16.
Participating in the great
manhunt on the Keys, which saw.
the employment of a navy plane
and bloodhounds, was the entire
constabulary of Monroe County,
under the direction of Sheriff
BERLIN SLOWS IN
DRIVE ON MOSCOW
ABfypONS PLAN TO CAP
TURE RUSSIAN CAPI
TAL THIS YEAR
NEW YORK. Dec. 8. —Berlin
today told the world that it had
abandoned plans to capture Mos-'
cow this year.
The report released today over
the Berlin radio came as a stun- j
ning surprise to observers who
had been led to believe that |
Germany's great, ail-oit offen- *
sive on the central front had j
placed the Soviet capital in grave
This concession by Berlin, al
though overshadowed by Ja
pan's surprise attack on United
States possessions, was hailed
by the Democratic countries.
The Rtti Army continued to
press retreatihg Germans in the
'Rostov aTea and claimed victor
ies all along-the snow-bound 2.-
I A Sho-fXfU+Uj.
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KEY WEST, FLORIDA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1941
WILL OF HOWARD
ESTATE OF PROFESSOR WHO
DIED IN KEY WEST VAL
UED AT OVER HUNDRED
The will of Prof. Howard L.
. Smith, who died in Key West on
New Year's Day, provides that
. his entire estate be invested in
* sound securities and that the
beneficiaries receive money from
• the interest
Mrs. Edith Smith, a sister-in
law. will be paid SSO a month
and the balance will be allotted
- in quarterly installments to his
widow. Mrs. Josephine Smith.
The will directs that upon the
death of the two widows, two
SSO monthly annuities be paid to
each of two nieces, Mrs. Claude
C. Meyer of Toronto, Canada,
ann Mrs. T. D. Jones of Bawdle,
The University of Wisconsin,
where Prof. Smith served as
dean, will receive the remainder
of the estate, on condition that
it has reached $150,000. The es
tate, the will states, must re
main untouched until it has
reached the stated figure.
| . When it is turned over to the.
regents of the university, it is to.
be known as “The Humanistic
Foundation of the University of
Wisconsin", and will be used to
promote liberal culture in prac
tical and imaginative litera- j
ture, art and philosophy.
Aquilino Lopez. Jr., attorney
for the Key Wester, successfully
defended the state of Florida
against Wisconsin, which con
tested the filing in this state.
CLUB NEWSPAPER !
The USO Star, the NCCS club
newspaper, has suspended publi
The reason was attributed to
“present conditions’’. Editors of
the paper refused to elaborate
but intimated that the move was
in keeping with the drive to.
-ROANOKE Va —A norse own- *
ed* by W. T. Brittingham of this J
city climbed a narrow stairway <
to the second floor of a stable. One
side of the bam had to be removed
and a bridge built to get the ani
mal down again.
FOR RED CROSS
Donations to the special
gifts drive being conducted
by the Red Cross continue to
come in. Charles Taylor re
Three donations of $5 each
have been added to the grand
total which has now reached
Adding to the drive were:
United Daughters of
Sloppy Joe s 5.00 <
Ramonin's Restaurant _ 5.00
Guaranteed Used Cars
1941 V-8 FORD TUDOR
1941 V-8 FORD FORDOR
• 11.000 Miles
TREVOR & MORRIS
316 Simonton Street Phone 725
The President’s Message
(By AuorUlrd Preiw)
“Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, is a date which will live in
infamy as the day on which the United States was sud
denly and deliberately attacked by the naval and
armed forces of the Japanese Empire.
“America was at peace with Japan and at the
request of Japan was still in peaceful discussions de
signed for maintaining peace in the Pacific. Even
while the reply from the Japanese ambassadors was
being studied by our state department, it contained
no hint or threat of war or intended attack.
“The attack was deliberately planned. The Jan
anese government deliberately sought to deceive the
“I regret to report that the attack caused severe
damage. Many American lives have been lost. Ships
have been torpedoed between San Francisco and the
“I have also learned of an attack on Maiay.
“Last night Hong Kong was attacked.
“Last night Guam was attacked.
“Last night the Philippine Islands were attacked
“Last night Wake Island was attacked.
“And this morning Midway Isle was attacked.
“Japan has started a wide, surprise offensive ex
tending over the entire Pacific area.
“The facts of yesterday and today speak for them
“The peoplj of the United States have already
formed their opinion. They will understand this im
plied assault upon it.
"As commander-in-chief of the army and navy. I
have directed that all measures be taken for our de
“The American people will always remember the
character of this onslaught against us. Mb matter how
long it may take us to overcome this infamous and
dastardly act, the people in their might will win
through to absolute victory.
“I believe I interpret the will of Congress and the
people when I say, the United States will not only de
fend itself, but that this form of treachery will never
again endanger us.
“We will carry on to inevitable triumph, so help
“I ask Congress to declare that since the un
provoked and dastardly attack by the Japanese Em
pire on Sunday, Dec. 7. 1941, a state of w ar has existed
between the United States and the Japanese Em
Key West Ready To Play
Its Part In War Program
Recovered somewhat from the
shocking attack on the United
States by Japan, Key West this
| morning began girding itself for
: the long struggle which lies
Albert Mills, secretary of the
home defense forces announced
today that he was waiting for of
ficial orders to carry out the pro
gram prepared for the advent of
Fire Chief Harry Baker today*
called on all volunteer firemen to
attend a meeting in City Hall to
morrow night where they will be
instructed on methods to combat
chemical ■ warfare. incendiary
bombs and gas attacks.
Instruction will be given by Lt
: Commander A F. Winslow* of the
! Nival Station.
I Members of the city police de
ipartmdnt and county law en
jfercement officials, as well as the
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” AW .m
ARMY UNITS MAKE
TO RED CROSS FUND
The officers and enlisted
men of the Key Weal bar
racks matched the civilian
population in the drive to
ward achieving the annual
i Red Cross goal.
The total contribution of
the soldiers was $96.42. The
individual donations of the
Headquarters Bat t e r y
13th C. A. 2324
Battery E - 4122
Sta ti o n Compliment.
CASC _ .... 625
Lt. CoL Webster F. Put
nam, station commander ]
commended the men for
their fine display of enthus
iasm for the Red Cross and
said that he was highly
pleased with the result.
Jane F razee—Johnny Do whs
SING ANOTHER CHORUS
Also: NEWS and COMEDY
Senate’s Vote Unanimous;
j Lone Dissenter In House
WAR RESOLUTION IDENTICAL TO OK PASSES
1917 WHEN UNITED STATES DECLARES 1 At
ON GERMANY: MOMENTOUS DECISION T AXES
MANILA UNDERGOES TERRIFIC HK
NEW YORK. Dec A Mmmwkm. —-1 mi —.
Philippine island was tender rewag taeik isp
aneae bombardment, lake the thema Tier re
port was picked up bv an NBC radbe iMnai
WASHINGTON. Dec. A—The UeSed Sun San—a
dissenting “no” declared war a the Jap sneer Eapstded
ly after 1 o’clock this afternoon.
The Senate vote was 82 to A T h* eeSe n Mar
was 388 to 1.
Representative Jeannette tsakn mi dnaeen. on
firmed pacifist, who in 1917 neSed afanat war *■* 13
reached her name.
placed ‘German Empwe'
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Roosevelt delivered has haManc 188 wear aeama hainee a
thundering gallery o f a waist nay sand ceaspsewaaneas.
American soldiers mad sartors, ant nddad urns Imnans
JAPS SINK TWO U. A UAtSMK
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