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Service P6l Years Devoted to the it Interests of Key West VOME LXII. No. 301. Grman Army Withdraws tom Finland; Forced To Fight Its Own Battle Nu Soldiers Ordered Bk To Germany Foi ling Heavy Blows lected On Finland By AnaoeialN ■*•***. # HI YORK, Dk. IS.—The G*ni army has been with drawrom Finland leaving that Littlmintrv to fight alone. Agrnish forces reeled un der tgering blows from su pended army troops. Nasi sekLh were ordered back to Q**w. Fbd, left to its fate by its bi*4 expressed its chagrin in a emumque from Helsinki w hide ported that Axis troops and chanized divisions had beedstiiy withdrawn from the Finnjßussian front Cojdent with this sensa tionaews, came reports of sp-seTlar Soviet news of Red v eta in the Lake Ladoga and'brg sectors. Yetday. Moscow announced the tpture of the important Arctlort of Murmansk. Today, the I radio heralded anew serief major gains against the F.nm Notails elaborated the Hel linkifort, but servebelieved that its flower cons derabfy pletesvas rushing its veteran soldi* from the northern front to rtithe Nazi retreat from Moso Thslliyi are watching de tKe'Wm'iih front with ;p interest, and are hop ing t Helsinki will soon ask for airmistice. MVTERY OF CAR FOID ON ROAD IS ARTLY SOLVED DRI\ CLAIMS HE WAS BOED BY LIGHTS ON TDK AND PLUNGED IN-j TCMBANKMENT ' j Theil of mystery which shroU the finding of an over- f turnautomobile on Roosevelt bouled near the bridge has been fed, but Deputy Sheriff Gearpomez is not fully satis-; fled ih the story offered by; the <*r of toe capsized car. i Rol Palmerio. driver of the autoifle, told the county law enforient officer yesterday that kas blinded by the bright head|s of a passing army trucled plunged into the road embanent Wh asked to explain the prese of a blood-stained man’s (Gnued on Page Four* Ke West Continues High Record In New Buildings In trast to the rest of the state rich is experiencing a mark decrease in building con struct Key West continues to main! a high record. Figt released today by Build ing Itctor Y. D. Carbonell show't the cost covering con struct for which building per- iKfij llfest QLxtxztn FULL-DAY SERVICE TOMORROW AT KEY WEST POSTOFFICE The Key Wnt postoffice will remain opes all day to morrow (Saturday) os ac count of the holiday reason, according to information fur nished The Citizen by Post master Fred Dion. All postal services will be available to the public during the entire day in order to facilitate matters in handbag the vast amount of Christmas business. Full service will be afford ed in fll departments the same as on other days of the week, with prompt and offi ciant service promised to the entire public. DONALD J. KRAKER VICTIM IN ATTACK! ON PEARL HARBOR NEWS OF DEATH FORWARD ED TO KEY WEST: MRS. KRAKER FORMERLY MISS DORA. C ALE —T Advices received in Key West < from Washington state that f Donald J .Kraker, member of the United States forces, was killed in line of dpty at Pearl Harbor in slardiy attack” made upon that place by the Japanese December 7. Mrs. Kraker. who was former-; ly Miss Dora Cale of this city, is in Honolulu, but knew noth ing of the loss of her husband; as the message concerning his; death was sent to Key West, the 1 city listed with the government as her home address. The relatives here have cabled a message to Mrs. Kraker at I Honolulu, apprising her of the loss of her husband, who met his death while on act.ve duty. Mrs. Kraker’s numerous friends • in Key West and elsewhere were exceedingly grieved on learning' of her husband’s death. SCHOOLS CLOSE | FOR HOUDAYS —i j, Key schools closed today for the annual Christmas vaca tion. They will reopen on Janu ary 5. The pupils of the elementary • grades and high schools of this > city and the county will enjoy a j 16-day holiday. Christmas programs were held at most of the schools yesterday and today. mits were issued, total $47,150. These statistics cover only the first 19 days of December. The largest building project : for which a permit was issued this month, is that planned by E. B. Anderson at Lame Grove. He plans to erect six at a cost of $24,000. " Q Other green out this month follow: Fred Dion. 512 Shnonton street .remodeling. SISOO. John Gardner, drug store. Di vision and Varela streets. SISOO. T. W. Johnson. 1124 Margaret I street four cottages. S2OOO. Mrs Ackerman. Fleming and Sunonton streets. remodeling street $2500. E. Martinez, garage apartment Catherine and Varela streets, S2OOO. J. L. Lester, remodeling. Eliza ■ beth and Southard streets, S3OOO. THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. Aviation Cadets Enroute To Wings ■ *■■■—'■ - - - - - - . - - Sorjjp r ' ; T- * ~ ~ " jHP ? • I M jgt- 2... I■. - ?• -* - \ f "'Vi ' “||vvved up" and ready iqretekeoff at the "W t Point of tba Air * this long line of basic training planes if R|ffVE3ulative of the mass methods now 1 1 use by toe Air Ccrps in its expanded pilot train ing program. 30.000 trained military pilots each yo xr is the goal and Randolph Field will train 4500 of them. During December another class of 264 stud nt pilots will complete the secondary of the thirty week course at this south Texas field and w.LI mevs on to soecialised schools fer a "prep- Fing up" before receiving commissions as Second L eutenents in the Air Corps Reserve. Later they will go to duty with unite of the Air Force Combat Command or will be reassigned to training cen ters as flying instructors. FLORIDA CLAIMS OLDEST HOUSE, NOT MOST ANCIENT HUT ST. AUGUSTINE. Dec. 19. (FNS). Florida's "Ancient City'' has long claimed to have Amercia's “Oldest House" and h now develops that Santa Fe, New Mexico, disputes the claim and con tends that au old abode hut i in that community is older, said to have been built by Spaniards in 1604. There is a lot of difference between a mud hut and a house and if it should be come necessary to go to court to determine which community is entitled to the claim. Florida and America's first city undoubtedly would win. The "Oldest House" at St. Augustine is a major attrac tion and has been visited by millions. Despite Santa Fe's claim. Florida's “Old es t House" will hold the title for it has been well publicized and if forced to do so could probably present ample proof as to the authenticity of its claim. f NOT SO GOOD CHICAGO—Jack Leiborvitz, an ’ ev-convicL found that every • thing went wrong when he start ed out on a robbery tour. His ‘.first would-be victim threw a trunk at him: his second chased i him two blocks during which two ! policemen and several spectators ’ joined the chase. He was cap tured. LOWE’S POULTRY FARM Battery Raised FRYERS. Ib Soft Bone Roasters OF _ and Fryers, lb wL Dressed. Cutuo and Delivered FREE 608 Francis Street Phone 478 KEY WEST, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1941 Work On Fresh Water Aqueduct Will Start Soon After Christmas XMAS SEAL DRIVE WEL UNDER WAY CAMPAIGN PROGRESSING IN VERY SATISFACTORY MANNER C tizens of Key West are re sponding wholeheartedly to the ; traditional Christmas Seal Cam paign of the Monroe- County Tu- Lerculoiis Assoc ation. it was an nounced today by- Joe Alien, general chairman, "“We do not wish to rest on our laurels and regard the campaign a complete success”, Mr. Allen stated. ‘ Our program for 1942 : will be an extensive one, in view of toe national emergency. \ “In addition to our regular work .n teaching the citizens of Key West that tuberculosis is preventable and curable. we must keep ourselves geared for any emergency that may arise”. An interesting sideight on this year's campaign, according to Mr. Allen, is that many peo ple in this county have indicated, wholeheartedly their support of the campaign because ~li is an old American iftstrtirt:otv\ Brady’s (Live) Poultry and Egg Market Place your order now for your TENNESSEE MILK-FED TURKEYS CAPONS GEESE DUCKS SOFT BONE ROASTERS ROASTERS Battery Raised Rhode Island Red Fryers Just Received Shipment of FRESH FLORIDA Grade LA’ White Eggs 1214 White St Phosa 540 Lieut A* J. Fay, public works officer at the naval station will be! m complete charge of construc • tion of the fresh water aqueduct when work starts soon after 1 Christmas. Lt Commander Henry L. Naff, navy spokesman, said today that he understands Lt. Fay will order construction at four or five places simultaneously so that early com pletion can be hastened. Although the contract is still in ‘ the negotiating process, the navy , has ordered the Williams Bros. Construction Cos. of Atlanta, Ga., i to proceed with the work. The line will be 128 H miles long and will carry 1,000,000 gal- i lons of water daily to Key West for the use of both the naval and civilian populations. The project which represents ; an expenditure of $3,000,000, will j . be completed in about six months. S3 DIE DURING WAR GAMES CAMDEN, s. C, —Ninety- three soldiers died during the Carolina ‘ war games from October Ist to the ; last 'of November. Seventy-five men died in the ranks of the 220.- 000-man First Army—63 from ac cidents and 12 from natural causes, while eighteen deaths\oc curred in the Fourth Army Corps, all from accidents excepting pne. j FOR RENT BRICK GARAGE, Greene and j Simon ton Streets. Apply Wm. j | Cuny's Sons Cos., Phone 18. ded3-tf * United States Army In Orient Continues Holding Japs At Bay Blackouts In Key West Termed Very Successful i Commenting on the blackouts which will be discontinued after tonight. Capt Russell S. Cren shaw. commandant of the naval base observed that "they served a very fine purpose." "They were held long enougn to acquaint every civilian with his duties,” he said. "Each per son has now had ample oppor tunity to study his own individual problems. “It was a fine military step," declared the commandant, "and the public deserves the highest commendation for the excellent spirit of cooperation it displayed." He intimated that blackouts will be held “from time to time" but that none is expected within the near future. GREATEST VIGILANCE BEING MAINTAINED Although there is little like lihood of an attack on this island naval base, toe greatest vigilance is being constantly maintained This assurance was given this morning by Capt Russell S. Cren shaw of the naval station The commandant offered the opinion that there were too many other more important military objectives than Key Wist, and . that because of this fact, the pos sibilitfl &f an attack s small • '"However," he continued, the navy uimimei waters jof pirates once before and it is prepared now to do so once again”. Has reference to pirates was in terpreted by newsmen to mean enemy merchant ships plying be tween Europe and South America. JUDGE GIVEN TICKET LOS ANGELES—Not even a judge is immune from arrest dur ing an anti-jaywalking campaign. Presiding Judge Edward R. Brand !of the Los Angeles County Su ! perior Court's criminal depart ; ment was caught jaywalking and handed a ticket Rather riled at . the tunc, the Judge later cooled j off and paid off $2 £ine,>. TO THE EDITOR | OF THE CITIZEN i Key West Fla. Dec. 19th, 1941 After reading in your paper of Dec. 18th. 1941, that our manager. Mr. J. B. Symmonette. was ac cused of firing Howard S. England (agent of Gulf Life Ins. Cos.) be cause he was called on to serve on the jury’, we feel it our duty to state that we were in the office at ,the time Mk- England was fired and feel that he was not fired be cause he was serving on the jury j I but because the manager. Mr. J. B Symmonette, was not informed of j it so that he could arrange to take ’ care of the work Mr. England had jto do. We know' from past experi ence that agents of the Gulf Lifk Ins. Cos. under the supervision of Mr. Symmonette, have served on the jurv and it w'as quite all right . with the Gulf Life Ins. Cos. We also know that Mr. Symmonette • has treated Mr England with i much consideration. Mr. England 1 was unable to work for three 1 weeks and Mr. Symmonette did | his work and paid him his salary for two full weeks and one-half I week when his contract did not : call for but two weeks and he ad mitted he did not expect it also made out a new' collection book ! for him. In all fairness to Mr. England and Mr. Symmonette, we feel that it was because My. Syro monette did not know' that Mr. England was on jury duty and the debit was neglected, that the mis understanding arose. Mr. J. M I Varela and Mr William Sawyer’s | signatures do not appear signed ;to this letter as they woe not in the office at the time. MRS MARY E SAWYER H M ALBURY. j R. R RUSSELL. R. B. RUSSELL It LATE BULLETINS ■) lawrUM firm ANNAPOLIS—Navy Secretary Freak Know told the IMS md acadamy today that tbs revs 90u*g to ba long aad costly. "Our foa is ionaadabie.' ha said, “but eventual aad uaavUafeie victory will be ours." WASHINGTON—The army de partment said this aaaa that n bod no further word of the aaao| transport fber carrying bmm bigte raakiag officers aad two sobered men. It is believed or votes and aauaa vrhere ia the mfumtamom -**”- of California. WASH! fry itetoiat Roosevait said that ba baa re ceived aa enthusiastic saopaoaa from toe governors of tba 44 store* to hit anneal for unity ia detenus industry. He sore toot m& areas employment services will be merged to utilise tote agency to best advantage to toe proritotoing of war oiiensk. era ream s r -- extooaasd ho sympathy tor toe Ares moi ay declaring itself a two-D iDijoetot WASHINGTON Tig Jrereet * and toe Hnnea ait"" eiiiarTon to aew draft MIL HEAD OF GERMAN HIGH COMMAND IS SEEN IN VIENNA APPEARS AS dVBOAN IN DICATING THAT HE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM 188 HIGH POSITION oMgr A wwiiftatrl PfBRAi NEW YORK Dec. 19—Gca. Walther von Braucbitsch bead of the German high command was i reported seen to Vienna. Be was attired as a civilian The story which purports to. | com* from urorepeaeteabk sources, was pubitaneu an urn monuttsA issue of the Mew York Tanas. His appearance as a enrsdan would indicate that be bas beau removed from hte high irnsmor Gen. Braucbitsch s g*s—w% paigns which earned the Kaxis to ; their early sensational vadtene. Water Bonds Will Be Signed Cooteg W eek BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS ORGANIZED FRANK LADD NAMED CHAIN MAN: HAROLD POQ3CB RETAINED AS CLERK The new Board of Puaac Woe** assembled for thetr fast wetmg last night, perfecting their ar gamzanoa. Frank H Ladd was bmbcc chairman, with X M VarelaJ chosen as vice chairman Then: are five members of fte beam, the other three being Everett L. Sawyer. Charles E Roberts and Dr. F. S. CarbeneU. Harukt Fin der was reappointed as desk. B. 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