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and AP Features 55 Yean Devoted to the Be* Interests of Key West volume xlvi. no. ii 6 Many Changes Expected Among lied Commanders Chief Object In Pro gram Outlined Deals With Fight Against Japan (■ iMwiatH htHi LONDON, May IS. —Big chn|M art likely to lake place among Allied com* mender a in the Pacific, it waa stated today, because of a conference of chiefs of staff in session here. Chief object of the changes is stepping up the war against Japan. Full power of the British naVy and air force will to brought to bear against Japan, and it was said that country will get a worse blasting from the air than Germany did. And, it was added, Japan, for two reasons, will suffer more than Germany. First, the Jap war and industrial centers are more compact than were those of Germany and, therefore, can be more easily destroyed; secondly, the Jap resistance will not be as great as that which was shown by the Germans, with more interceptor planes and more anti-aircraft guns. TRUMAN OPPOSE!* TO CUT IN TAXES AT LEAST UNTIL WAR IN PACIFIC HAS SEEN ENDED , ISr AMMMIU Prul WASHINGTON, May 15. President Truman said to day that he is opposed to the reduction of any f e*d era 1 tames until the war against Japan is over. lie explained that the se curity of the 85,000,000 Americans who have invest ed in United States war bonds must be kept at the very highest pitch, and that tin chief way to do that is to maintain the tax structure at its present level until the Japs have been crushed. He stated that he and General Eisenhower were in full accord about the estab lishment of a free press in Germany, which is directly opposite of what Klmer Da vis, of the Office of War In formation advocated. Davis said that newspapers and magazines of general circu lation should be banned in (Germany. The President explained that no periodicals of a sub versive nature would 'be al lowed to be published. OBSERVANT BOY Hamilton, Mo. Hearing his mother lament her lack of carpet tacks and her inability to buy any at the store, a small boy. shortly afterward, presented her with a handful. Asked to explain, he said he got them off the tele- I hone poles where the candidates pictures were tacked up, where there arc “millions of lem,” ANNOUNCING OPENING OF LOWE & SON Hardware. — Paint Household Ware 846 OLIVIA STREET SHje IKpij llfest Citfepit MARINES INCHING NEARER TO NAHA _____ \ fNy AMAflaiad Preaa* . GUAM, May IS. Using grenades, flame • throwers and machine-guns, the sixth division of marines on Oki nawa was reported today to be inching nearer and nearer to Naha, capital of that isl and. The Jape still are resisting desperately, but are being gradually exterminated. Other American farces have * captured .. Chocolate- HiUn-' , overlooking Naha from the , west, and are pouring shells n into the <rtty. *t,v DOUBTS REPORT OF DEATHHITLER CHURCHILL MAKES STATE MENT IN HOUSE or COMMONS * dr AoMClete* Ptcmi LONDON, May 15. Prime Minister Churchill, in the House of Commons to day, said he doubted very much that Hitler ’is dead, 'ahd then added, with a smile, that for ail he knew, he might have been given a kavea by Eamon de Valera, prime sinister of Eire. Speaking in a more seriolis j tone, he said that he “de-| voutly hoped” that the Big' Three shortly would hold a' conference, but admittedl that no arrangements for the j meeting have yet bcenjnade.j *— !' EVICTION CASE IS CONCLUDED Suit for eviction brought by Drusilla Jeffries agent for Mrs.' Joseph D. Brown, against Charles : Ashe came up for a hearing yes- j terday before County Judge l Lord, who ordered the defendant j to vacate the property by tomor- j row. Plaintiff alleged that the de-! fendant was in arrears in rent j to the extent of $65 on premises ' at 627 Whitehead street. ROY C. CHAPMAN IS INVITED HERE i j 1 -■ r ■ j Roger Watkin, secretary of the Monroe County Bar Association.. in the name of that organization, j has invited Roy C. Chapman, | chief justice of the Florida su- j preme court, to come to Koy j West and address the bar here. Justice Chapman replied that [ he will be pleased to visit Kejf; West just as soon as transporta-1 tion facilities are better, adding! that, long since, he has looked j forward with pleasure to visiting the Island City. i PALACE THEATER VIVIAN AUSTIN in “NIGHT CLUB GIRL” News and Serial TONIGHT Is Prize Nite THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. eeeeeeeeteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoeee FOUR BRONZE STARS ARE AWARDED •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••••••••••••••••••••••••• ♦ % ~fx - - *v. - * * w‘v jAiife &' * \ *‘4 ’ . Si m ' 19 \ Li \.m ■ jyljrL glßm i pJHb , pSjpf ; ; I';' Official N*v * > uu>Krah FOUR BRONZE STARS and accompanying citations were awarded three officers and an en listed m * n by Captain W. A. Saunders. USN, in a ceremony held at the Naval Operating Base here last week. Left to right are: Lieut. Paul R. Hodg.on Lieut. Robert G. Black. Lieut. Frank L. Mer rill and TMlc Robert E. Maddigan. All four awards were m?de for meritorious service during war patrols. Lieutenant Hodgson. 30. is a native bf Little River. Kans.; Lieutenant Black, 27, hails from Baton Rouge. La.; Lieutenant Merrill, 31. •cm Houston. Texas, and Torpedoman's Mate first date Robert E. Madigan, Jr., 23. lives in Key West. WHAT MAY BE YEAR OF VICTORY PROMISES MOST VICTORY GARDENS *r Peeler*- WASHINGTON. This year’s Victory Garden effort promises j to be the biggest since the pro gram started m 1942. Because of high prices, the [shortage of canned vegetables land the prospect of a meat fam- I ine f° r civilians next summer 'the. Department of Agriculture 'estimates the number of Victory ) Gardens will exceed 20 million— !the high mark reached in 1943. j | The War Food Administration jsays gardens will be more ncc- I'essary' in 1945 than they were in 1944, when some 18,530,000 were planted. Victory Garden interest slumped in March, 1944, when the OBA took many canned prod- j I uts off ration lists. Then when I the Allies swept across France j i that summer, many people as sumed the European war would • soon be over and there would j be no need for a big garden pro-1 gram in 1945. J This year, however, more food i j will go to more fighting men ! overseas. Food authorities say jthat even after'war ends in Eur-j lope all the garden stuff that 'can Jbe grown will be needed. FuY- j ! thermore, people in the 1 berated [countries will need large supplies| (for some time. - The outlook for gardening ma-! ,terials is generally good. Crops! [of vegetable seeds last year were i bumper in most areas There! may be some bottlenecks in de- j liveries, so gardeners are urged J jto order seed, fertilizer and in- j Isecticidc early. The fertilizer sit-, 1 uation is not as good as a year i | ago, but there should be enough [for most gardeners, j The Department recommends: i long-season gardens wherever | possible the planning of early crops and late ones, often for two or three harvests from a single row. Details of succession plant ing should be settled well in ad vance of the first planting so the ground can produce constantly during the season. Employers are urged to en courage employees’ perhaps providing the land and plowing. The Department cm ON HAND NEW GOODRICH 600 X 16 TIRES At Ciling Prices New Tubes POINCIANA GULF SERVICE STATION Poinciana Place KEY WEST, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1045 * i phasizes the importance of ex pcriencccf local garden leaders*. Much of the success of the pro gram is attributed to these old timers. !. The average garden should be 4 more productive this year. Gar deners have learned by experi ence whjit kinds of vegetables fit the needs and tastes of their fam ilies. They also have learned what grows best in various soils and how to fight plant insects and diseases. The tomato is by far the most popular of Victory Garden vegef tables. Sampling surveys made last year by the Bureau of Agri cultural Economics showed that tomatoes were grown in about K) out of every 20 gardens. I Onions, radishes and lettuce I were favorites everywhere. Snap beans, beets, carrots and peppers : w ere generally popular. Garden authorities say most beginners tend to plant too much 1 lettuce, radishes, cabbage, spin- I ach and other quick-growing ! crops to mature at one time. The ! result is waste and scarcity. A ' succession of varieties or of (planting will give a much long !er period, of hap,vest.* j Bcgihfiers are advised not to • try vegetables in soil too poor to ‘make a good growth of weeds or. | poorly drained. A plot suitable i for a town garden must be in ! direct 'sunlight at least six hours 1 a day. | Three Realty Deals , Are Recorded Here j Lottie Isabel Adams, as admin ; istralrix, has sold the huuse and I lot at Sopth and White streets to Ella Castro for $3,000. The lot | has a frontage' of 45 feet on White and 90 feet on South i street. Frank W. Johnson has purchas- : t and a house and lot at Whitehead and Amelia streets from W. D. 1 Wilson for $3,000. The lot fronts 79.7 feet on Whitehead and 100.0 on Amelia street. Thirty-four acres on Key Largo have been sold by Claude F. Lowe to Harrison R. Williams for S4OO. Johnnie Nebo's STARLIGHT CLUB 713 Duval St. DANCING Nightly—7 to Closing Johnny Dias and Orchestra Penny Cocktail Hour 7 to 8 P. M. Daily 1 Shown Many Places f, Missed In Taking , j * Of.Census In City • ( Discussing this morning the 1 story in The Citizen yesterday | about residents, who have not yet been visited by census enum erators, County Judge Raymond ?ft. lxrd said this morning: . >. “Thoaa.. you noted yesterday Mrc in st.kjtly residential dis tricts, and one would think that | the same condition would not apply to what may. be called a business street, yet Division street, in the vicinity of my'resi . dence, may be called one of the important streets in the city, with many places of business. “I reside at 1104 Division, and • there are three apartments in the building, with 10 occupants, and no enumerator has called on us. Immediately around the corner, on Varela street, my mother re : sides, and no enumerator has called there. If conditions are the same elsewhere in the city, it ap pears that hundreds of residents [have not yet been listed by the ! census takers.” i Telephone calls at The Citizen office indicate that what. Judge Lord says is true. Resident after i resident stated that he has not yet been visited, so far as he was aware, by any enumerator. SHE LEARNED FAST j Miami. —Noticing a little but j ton on the switchboard she had i never seen on any other switch ! board, anew operator at the First National Bank punched rt. Almost immediately, the bank ; building was surrounded with ■carloads of policemen, with | screaming auto sirens. She had j punched a holdup alarm to police headquarters. MASONIC NOTICE Regular Communication of Dade- Lodge No. 14. F. & A. M. Wednesday evening, May 16. 1945 at 8 o'clock. Wi-;k in the M. M. Degree. All Masons are invited. By Order of Myrtland Cates, W.M. FRANK O. WEECH. Secretary. Let Us Help You SAVE YOUR CAR We Hive New Shipment of • Exhaust Pipes • Mufflers •Tail Pipes • Tires and Tubes for Autos and Bicycles Also an Expert Mechanic POOR OLD CRAIG SERVICE STATION Division and Francis Sts. Open Sunday Phone 9134 Air Attacks Apnsi Japan To Be StenßdcUp Rapidly WILLIAMS HOME, MARGARET AND EATON STS. DESTROYED BY FIRE The home of the late 1 Charles S. Williams, former, postmaster, and Mrs. Wil liams, was totally destroyed by fire, which started short ly after the noon hour today, and burned for a period ot two hours. Apparently, Ihe lift* be-, gan in the rear of the house, vn the first floor. The house was a two and it half story’ structure of large dimen sions. Mrs. Williams is out of the city, while there were quite a teV roomers occupying the 1 house on the two first floors. 1 The flames spread so rap idly I hat when the lire ap-; paratus arrived, the build ing was afire in several! places, and made great head- j way even after streams of •water were thrown on the leaping flames. However, within a short time after other fire appara tus arrived the blaze was gotten under control, al- I though it required a great I length of time to extinguish (the flames completely, which ' had-enveloped the entire* I structure. ! The Porter - Allen Company | . carried insurance 'on : the build ing to the amount of $7,000, but! it ywjrs that this was the oplyl insurance carried on the property | | The dense smoke, emerging 'from the fire against and into the home of Theodore Roberts on the opposite corner caused <jon siderable damage, with the house in rear of the burning building j being badlv scorched by the leap- i ing flames. Fortunately, however, I the fire was so controlled that it j was kept confined to the building , where it originated. Despite the | fact that the home was entirely , destroyed, the firemen received! much credit from by-standers for their excellent work in saving surrounding property. ! Fire Chief Leroy Torres direct ed operations, and brought out I all available apparatus to combat- the fire which looked very threat-! jening when the first apparatus) arrived on the scene. * | GET $65, LEAVE $1,500 * . Sandy, Ore.—The thieves whoj broke into Bob Smith’s garage j were certainly the losers on the I deal. While they took $65, from I • Smith’s safe, they lost one of ,■ their tires as they drove away, ilnside the tire were SI,OOO and a I SSOO war. bond. No tube to bo returned! * l : • > f 'ci &\ince brushless . OZONE SHAVE STICK Contains triolein ozonide. For ever) man who wants a close, easy smooth shave. For ten der, sensitive skin., for stub born beards.. for twice-a-day shavers. Quick, cooling, sooth-. ing. Can be used with brush, too. Ozone Shave Stick. 50^ SOUTHERNMOST CITY PHARMACY, Inc. Proscription Druggists PHONE 199 Duval and Fleming Strsets RUSSELL HYMAN LIBERATED FROM NAZI WAR CAMP KEY WEST YOUTH PRISONER v OVER SEVEN MONTHS: MAY BE ON WAY TO UNITED STATES AND HOME 1 After more than seven months as a prisoner of war, liberation !iamc two wi;eks ago to Private ; Jack Russell Hyman, Jr., son of ! Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hyman, Sr., [1417 Albmy street j This information was delivered |to his parents yesterday after-[ 1 noon by an aide of the local chap- i ter of the American Red Cross] j under anew method adopted by 'the War Department. . It was two weeks ago that forces of General George S Pat ton’s Third Army raced into Munich, thus liberating thous ands of American soldiers and aviators held in Stalag 7A at Moosburgy, just outside of that city made famous by Hitler’s beer-hall putsch. The overwhelming number of Americans freed from German camps just before and after the unconditional surrender of that ■ country has taxed the communi [cations system in getting the : news back home to next of kin. ;To speed the delivery of this in ! formation, the War Department lis now to local ARC i chapters all over the country all ■of the names of liberated pris oners and the next of kin in each city. Aides of the chapters then personally relay the to an xious relatives. There is a possibility that youno Hyman and others of the freed crisoners may now j be on their way to the United States and home. Private Hyman joined the arm ed services on February 24, 1943. He graduated that year from the Key West High School but left for induction before receiving his diploma. The certificate was presented to his mother. He went overseas in the latter part of August of last year and was captured by the Germans the following motVth On Gctober 24 his parents were notified that jhe was •m/slingl As! >f 1 Sef tetnber 1 on (y iff jjiis year they were informed he was a prisoner of war in Stalag 7A. He . Wak a member of the infantry. Hfs" parents began receiving letters frqm him last January. He wrote his mother not to wOrry about him and that he was well. He praised the work of the Amer ican Red Cross in getting pack ages to him and his buddies in the camp. The last letter receiv ed here came in March and was dated January 15. It Is Later Than You Think, They Hope <nr A >clatrd JOLIET, 111.—A sign printed on a wall of a war work shop in the I Stateville penitentiary reads: “Every Minute Counts.” Under it. in the longhand scrawl of an inmate, is this footnote: “Let’s hope soT** 1 ' LA CONCHA HOTEL COCKTAIL LOUNGE AIR CONDITIONED for YOUR COMFORT • Now Faaturing DANCING EVERY NIGHT Music by Bsrroso's Orchestra The New Cocktail ‘LA CONCHA SPECIAL* e BREAKFAST Served from ... 7 : 00 AM. to 11:00 AM. LUNCHEON Served from .... 18:00 Moon to 800 PM. DINNERS Served from .... •<* PM. la ItBB PM. HUGH C. HODGE, Manager (fTriT TTYmNL JBaridN. M (jm most equable enmatf m wt ipuptfcY, with aaJwnrßfß .X.. Funnkiit PRICE FIVE CENTS Raid* Made By 500 Su perforts On Nagoya Only Beginning Of Great Thrusts iH r UMwMM ftrmmt GUAM, May 15.—Gener al Hansel, commanding the twenty-first airforce, said to day that the raid by 500 Su perforts on Nagoya is only a “sample” of what is to come in destroying Jap war plants and industrial centers. The number of plinen wifi increase rapidly, he KtatedJk and Japan will be ponnda-fl in round-the-clock regular ity until the entire Jap home land will have its industrial center*, which have been contributing to the Nippon ese war effort for o many years, are reduced to rum . It was explained that the same tactics that were used to defeat Germany will b employed against Japan the destruction of its .< - tories that supply \Mr mate rials and the disruption of 'the transportation system. It was said further that this ean be dune more quirk 1 m Japun because of the con centration of its industrial centers, with its beehive* industries, large and wn >ll. REPORT FINDING GOEBBUS’ BODY CLAIMED AS. HAVING Bf£N FOUND IN TUNNEL IN BERLIN f fly A •■•.. laird f'raaai LONDON, May 15. —Re ports reached here today that the body of Jos ph Goebbels, Germany’s late propaganda minister, had been found in a tunu< I in Berlin. The story explained u,i er that Goebbels ill's! jm oned his wile and child and then committed suicide. The reports have ’hot been’ < ’ - firmed officially. News Ironi Norway wn u ;the effect that Ihr trial Quisling tor eollaboru iu:‘ I with the Germans ha - bt-od 1 postponed temporarily. Meanwhile, he hie In put to work cleanin'- | t toons in a jail. MARKS KKFORT ON CLOTHES SHIPMENT Enrique Esquinaldo, Jr, p in heity chairman of the Key W< Lions Club, said today that Ihe club has collected alxMit Id truck loads of old clothe;, for hipua n' to the needy in the Euiopi an theatre. The clothing is stored in the bonded wai chouse, Greene an t I Simonton streets, and, with the [drive concluded, Mt Ksquin.duo I said, the club has called on volun teers to assist in assorting m l i packing the clothes for shipment.