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For 61 Years Devoted to the
Beat Interests of Key West
VOLUME LXII. No. 303.
100,000 JAP TROOPS INVADE LUZON
CRISIS NEAR !
REACHED IN i
Diiatim) Of Officers Ofj
High Rank Taken As Se-!
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new Step In Nazi Op
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LONDON. Dsc. 22.—Adolph j
HllWr'i Mlf-appoinlmern as com
■taadarln-chiaf of the German |
army and his summary dismissal
of high-ranking officers can mean
otfly that a crisis has arisen in j
Nasi war operations.
“this fad is being stressed by
BhWial observers, who point with j
particular emphasis to Hitler's
plia that the troops "defend
our front in the Sast with fan
Actuality at a crisis is further
accentuated by cont nued sue- j
cefses of the smashing Russian;
offensive on the Moscow front !
where the Nazis were hurled
baijit TO miles in two weeks and '
Mt Several of their best divi- ’
Hitler admitted in bis radio i
speech that if the Russian drive
Oort tin uea to gain. momentum..
Getunan v itseir would soon be!
in of invasion.
Kf speech, coupled with
lelivered by Paul Goeb
propaganoa ** rr.iriister.
Allies’ diplomats to
: the Red successes may j
treater than they appear
al of Field Marshall ‘
von Braochitsch con
n almost unprecedented
sw.tch tn commands,
that Hitler 1 assumed
himself ami did not
> someone else suggests
that ail the other generals sided!
Italy expressed alarm through
Virginio Gayda. Fascist editor, j
who said in a sensatonal article
that die battle of Libya would!
decide the fate of Italy.
MASONS TO HONOR
DISTRICT DEPUTY ,
The district deputy will be
honored tonight at a meeting of
All members are urged to at-;
tend. The session will start at
7:30 o’clock and will be follow- j
ed by the serving of refresh
ments. , tf
Extreme Violence Harks Week
End Here Before Christmas
The week-end before Christmas'
was marked by extreme violence.
Two colored men were severely
wounded, one seriously, in knifing
affrays, and several others were ■
arrested following a senes of alter-,
Henry Lee Moses, colored, was
stabbed in the breast by a large;
Anchor Lodge, No. 182, F A A.
ML, will hold its regular meeting
tonight at 7:30. All are cordially
invited to attend. Refreshments
will be served in honor of the dis
trict deputy who will be present.
dec22-lt JOHN C. PARK.
®tt£ SCpjj UlEaf Citizen
The Assault On Pearl Harbor—An Artist’s Conception
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HANK BARROW, AP artist, reconstructs the bat
tle at Pearl Harbor from information provided by Secre
tary Knox. One battleshio, the U. S. S. Arizona, (right
center), was sunk by a bomb that “literally passed
through the smokestack.” Another battleship, tbe U.
BILL SIGNED BY
i IBt A'r-iitrt Pr|
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22.
The draft ex tens on bill has
been sined by President
Roosevelt and is now ready
All men between the ages
of 18-S4 will have to register
but it will be some time be
fore they will be asked to
fill out questionnaires.
The Selective Service
Board said today that 2.000.-
000 will first be chosen from
the 17.000,000 already reg
istered. This new army will
be taken from the list of those 1
who have not yet been call
ed. and those between the
ages of 28 and 35 who were
' dirk. Hie knife just missea pierc
■ ing the heart.
Deputy Harry Baker was as
signed to investigate the report of
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THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A.
Navy Secretary Knox Says j
U. S. Dealing Adequately
With Submarines Of Enemy)
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WASHINGTON. Dec. 22—Both
the east and west coast felt more
secure today after digesting the
report of Navy Secretary Frank
Knox which revealed that 14
enemy submarines had been sunk
in the Atlantic.
j He told the country' bluntly
that the navy has already “dealt
adequately with more than one
• submarine which has sought to
make attacks on our naval and
merchant ships. ,
“In the Pacific,” he disclosed,
“our naval forces have already
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Just Received Large Ship
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Strictly Fresh Killed
PORK (Small Pigs)
Western PORK HAMS
Avge 6 to 10 lbs.
Smoked Picnic HAMS
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We will be open evenings on
Tuesday and Wednesday
Phone 52 White at Virginia
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1941
’ s. 5. Oklahoma, (left center, capsized. It can be re
. Three destroyers (one in right foreground), an old
target ship, and a mine layer also went down. Other
ships were damaged, many U. S. planes were destroyed
Geo. Walther von BoocUtscfc
BRADY FUNERAL i
Funeral services for James H.
Brady, age 78. who died at his
residence, 1215 Varela street, late f
Saturday night, were held 4:00
o’clock yesterday afternoon from
the Ley Memorial chucch. Rev.
Wm. E Bryant officiating.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs
Chanty Brady: a son, John D.
Brady: six grandchildren and six
Pritchard's Funeral Home was i
in charge of arrangements.
Major Encounter Develops In
! Malay; Hong Kong Holds Out
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! SINGAPORE, Dec. 22 The
Pacific war entered its third week i
with anew, major encounter de
veloping in northern Malay and
Ithe1 the gallant garrison at Hong Kong
, still holding.
Tokyo acknowledged that this
; 100-year-old bastion of the British
empire had not capitulated with
i s communique which averred that
its capture had not been an
nounced because its fall was as
Although the valiant effort to
defend this small, hilly island
i fortress was admittedly hopeless,
the garrison continued to offer i
organized resistance to greatly
superior enemy forces.
In Malaya, the British beat off
isolated Japanese land and air
thrusts and dug in along a 30-mile
• line 250 miles northwest of Singa
pore to defend two strategic
passes. It is here that the decisive
battle for Malaya may take place.
Use Japanese are being forced
;to divert divisions to repulsing
Chinese troops which are harass
ing them on the railway between
Canton and Kowloon.
Meanwhife. the Netherland
| East Indies was making good use
of its small navy and air force.
■From Batavia came an uncon
firmed report that Dutch sub
marines sank two troop trans
ports while a Dutch fighter plane
damaged a third.
i Sarawak, British territory on
the north coast of Borneo, is re-:
ported still holding out Japanese
losses are said to be heavy.
j This company will not be open
j for business on
[ Wednesday and Thursday
j in observance of Christinas
I STRUNK LUMBER YARD ■
cm Hie ground. Almost 2,900 servicemen diad The at
tackers lost three subs (one midget sub is at satwamg
right). 41 aircraft.
Kjnox said that after the initial surprise. A—news
men fought with “magnificent courage and rrnwca
fulness. . . . The men’s will to resist urns trsmrnrimss *
C. OF C. TO HELP
IN PUNNING MAPS
The Heft Printing Company of
Miami, which plans to publ.sh a
series of maps of the Florida
i Keys, was promised assistance
today by the Chamber of Com
The request for information
and assistance was relayed to
the local Chamber by E. M Dun
can. general manager and chief
engineer of the Overseas Road
and Toll Bridge District
Sealed bids will be received by
the Board of Public Works. City
of Key West. Florida, until 7:30 P.
M. Monday. January sth. 1942, for
furnishing the follow mg equip
i One—Motor Grader, approxi
mate weight 6000 lbs., over-all
length 13 ft, moldboard 10 ft, 4
! cylinder engine equipped with
electric starter and generator
One—2oo gallon Road Oil Dis
tributor for both semi-solid and
emulsified oil, with either hand
' spray, or spray bar attachments,
or both. Gasoline driven pump of
not less than 50 gallons per
minute. Fuel tank and heating
One—6 la 7 ton gasoline pro
pelled Road Roller, with com
pressed air scarifier attachment.
Bidder may submit bids on both
‘ new and used equipment stating
conditions erf used equipment and
subject to inspection by a repre
sentative of *he Board of Public
Bidder will state terms
r The usual right is reserved to
' reject any and all bids
' dec22-lt Clerk.
REDS DRIVE DEEP
WEDGES INTO NAZI
BRITISH FORCES PRESSING
AXIS TROOPS HAND OP
two FRoarrs cassoß
NEW YORK Dec 22—TW
Russians have driven such dean
wedges uuo Naz. ranks and Bra
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the hu ilrtmg and four worn wan
all damaged by the ftaa whack,
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