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Service and AP Features For 65 Years Devoted to the Best Interests of Key West VOLUME LXVI. No. 297 Huge Sum Expended In Monroe County By Federal Government No Aircraft, Ships, Ord nance Or Communica tion Equipment Were Produced In County ItVofcl* nKton C nrmpnnrtcnt of TN* Key WrM fiti/.eu WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 14. —As producer of war materials, Monroe County ranks thirty-sec ond among Florida counties, it was leaned today. Data on government expendi tures during the war show that $124,000 of federal money was spent in the county to procure materials and products for di rect and indirect war uses. The $124,000 was used for materials other than aircraft, ships, ord nance and communication equip ment. No aircraft, ships, ordnance or communication equipment were produced in the county. To encourage the production of war material, the government, spent $2,298,000 on plant facilities' ; nd equipment in the county. The Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion is now trying to sell much of : this equipment. Federal expenditures for mav terials, products and facilities, and ; $43,095,000 for strictly military | installations, were $45,517,000.! This is not the total of war ex j penditures, because the estimate does not include contracts under 550.000 or funds spent for food products. Monroe county materials ex-: penditures were exceeded by those in thirty-one other counties.; WILLIAM WICKERS DIES THIS MORNING William Newton Wickers, 61, died this morning at 9:15 o'clock at his residence. 417 Angela St. Funeral services will be held S*ndav afternoon at 4:30 from tho-chapel of the Lopez Funeral Hcrcfib to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Cttfhplic Church. Rev. J. H. JohrWoni fi, J.. officiating at the services. Burial will be in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery. Survivors are, wife, Mrs. Rosalind Wickers: two sons, William. Jr., and Frank Wickers, another son was killed in France on June 24. 1944. He was award ed the Purple Heart and a sil ver star. Three daughters. O’ Dell, Lorina, Dorothy: one sis ter, Mrs. Grace A. Hanson: niece, Mrs. Lillian Saunders. Pallbearers will be selected from the Key /West Fire De partment. WHFRE THERE’S A WILL Grant. Neb.—The Consumer! Public Power Company moved a house 26 miles to kdep their dis trict manager in Grant. He had been unable to find a piace to live. NOTICE Regular meeting of the Gulf Coast Fishermen’s Un ion, Friday evening, 6:00 o’clock, at the Red Men’s Hall, corner of Elizabeth and Caroline Streets. All union members are re quested to be present. MYRTLAND CATES Business Agent Price SI.OO Price SI.OO ANNUAL ELKS’ CHARITY BALL Friday, December 14 ELKS’ HOME, DUVAL STREET Lots of Fun Door Prizes FLOOR SHOW Music by Barroso's Orchestra TICKETS ON SALE AT ELKS’ LODGE Slltc <Kry West Citizen PATTON’S CONDITION TERMED ‘EXCELLENT’ 1 <Rt A KHorintrd Pr****) HEIDLESBERG, Dec. 14. General George S. Patton's physicians reported his con dition this morning as "ex cellent." They said further he had had a "good night" last night and awoke this morn ing "cheerful". They added, however, that he is still par alysed from his neck to his feet. Just as soon as his condi tion warrants sending him to the United States, he will be put in a plaster cast to make the trip. After his arrival in the United States. physicians will strive to improve his Condition so that he may walk again. KINGFISH BOATS BRING IN CATCHES HERE EVERY DAY I I WARM WEATHER HAS RE DUCED SIZE OF CATCHES; NORTHER WILL CAUSE FISH TO SCHOOL UP Kingfishing boats havx* not| failed to go out since the first good catches were made last Sat urday and Sunday, Berlin Felton, operator of A. & B. Fish Com pany, announced today. Mr. Felton’s market, One of three in the city, brought in 6,UOUj pounds over the w'eekend but! with the present warm weather] kingfisherrnen have been bring-: ing in little fish. Yesterday’s catch at this market alone, for, instance, was only 1,000 pounds. There is no evidence of the* kingfish market being glutted,! Mr. Felton said, adding that his present shipments are going di-| rect to cities where the entire catch is sold. Kingfish usually school up when the northers come down, hard and best catches are madej immediately following a norther when the water is cool and spicy ard the fish strike readily at the baits. In the present warm weather the kingfish scatter up: and feed in small groups or singly. ! i They feed on hallao and other: j sardines and "bait” fish, which | this time of year come down the ! hermen today are. going to try closer to. shore'to see if can locate schools of fish. Usually baits of strip fish flesh are trolled behind the kingfish boats but if fishing is slow the > fishermen ma yhave to "squid” ! which consists of laboriously ; fishermen may have to “squid” at the end of one's line close to the bottom and at which the kingfish strike. i , . OIL SPRAY and Chassis— u saves you buying a set of fenders Lou Smith Auto Service White at Fleming Phone No. S Opposite Army Barracks : RADIO REPAIRS, TOYS, GIFTS, SNAPSHOTS DEVELOPED - 48 Hoar Service - TROPICAL TRADER - Sawyer Radio & Appliance Cos., 718 Duval St, Phone ISM THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. NEW LAW WOULD , BRINGittSASTER MURRAY CLAIMS STATEMENT MADE TODAY BY PRESIDENT OF CIO; MEN VOTE TO STRIKE SOMETIME AFTER JAN. 1 (Hr AsaoHaffd Preaa) WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—Phil ip Murray, CIO president, de clared today that the country will suffer an economic disaster as bad as the one in 1929 if the three day “cooling off” period in the threatened strikes is enacted into law-, as suggested by President Truman. Murray declared that such a measure would be "futile, decep tive and- aimless.” He added that workmen in the automobile, oil and steel indus tries had cooled off '‘until they had been frozen out of exist ence.” CIO workers in 75 electric in dustries voted today to go on strike sometime after January’ L The vote was 87,000 in favor of striking and 18,210 against. D. 0. K. K. ELECTS NEW OFFICERS At a meeting of the Key West Dokey Club last night, the fol lowing officers were elected: J. R. DeLand, Past President: B. M. Forbes, President; Aaron H. Williams, Vice-Presi dent. J. WinFeld Russell. Secretary': J. Lonnie Curry. Treasurer; P. T. Ru trough, Masterat- Arms; Morris Cochran, Guard. The club is ?n auxiliary of Kaalia Temole. No 89. Dramatic Order. Kn ; ghts of Khorassan, of Hollywood. JUDGE GETS TTCT^ET •. \ -*-* * . * . a tl — | Watertown N. Y—loo motor- ; sts got parking filets their automobiles stalled in a 38 inch eno’wfpll. The Ji’dm fine- 1 ! Himself SI but excused the restj Heppi.se he said it was "an act of j God.” J SATURDAY-CLEAN SWEEP Navy HANDBAGS and 2-SniDr Valpak SUITCASES Leather Bound with Zippers HANDBAGS $5.00 2-SUITER VAPAKS $753 1-Quart Pyrene FIRE EXTINGUISHERS $4.00 (All Merchandise Piactically New) DAV’C KEY WEST I\UI and AIITO PARTS 116 Duval Street BaaciLiaaaaaa i ■ MIDTtFT RAR andPACKAGE \ 80 The Dfill goods STORE Corner Greene and Simor.ion Streets ! HOLIDAY SPECIALS! PACKAGE GOODS Whiskey: Hunter's sth 54.45 Calvert’s Reserve sth 4.32 Calvert’s Special sth 3.38 Carstair’s sth 3.91 Kinsey sth 4.12 Kinsey pts 2.52 Three Feathers . sth 4.50 Three Feathers Pts 2.73 Shenjey sth 4-53 Park Tilford . . sth 4.35 I onsdowne Reserve sth 4.73 Howard Canadian sth 6.54 P. & M. sth 3.74 P. & M. - Pts 2-35 Wilson’s - sth 3.69 King’s Treasure Scotch sth 54.53 All BRANDIES 5& vrp * 7 * Bourbons: Hiram Walker sth $3.33 Sunny Brook sth 4.20 Sunny Brook pts 2*70 Gin: London Bar sth $3.53 London Bar pts 1.15 El Barte sth 3.47 Seagram pts 2.53 KEY WEST, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14. 1945 RESCUE SHIP HERE IN PLENTY OF ACTION V / \ Navy Photograph j MEMBERS OF THE CREW of the PCE(R) 853, left to j right, Lieut. (jg) M. J. Corse, gunnery officer; Lieut. James ; E. Frick, commanding officer; Lieut. Robert M. Bloeser, J executive officer; insert, left to right, Irving Greenstein,; Sic; J. R. Kennedy, GM3c; Jewell Clark MoMlc; S. H. < Wolf. Sic, and James Loft us, Chief SK. ANNOUNCE DEATH OF PALL ATWELL • Paiul Atwell died yesterday at a hospital in Atlanta. Georgia. The body is being brought Lo Key West and funeral arrange ments under the direction of the Lopez Funcial Home will be an nounced upon the arrival of the body. Mr. Atwell was for a great number of years an employee of the Lighthouse Service and U. S. Coast Guard. All Bi ands of Rum - Wine - Cordials MIXED DRINKS a: the 3AR Calvert's Special 30c 33c K nsey 33c Three Feathers 30: Park & Tilford _ 30c Wilson’s 39c Seagram's 5 Crown _ 30c Ror.rico 30c Con-Q 3T: Cuban Bacardi 40c Stagrcm 7 Crown -43 c Hunter's . 45c Canadian. Club 43c Pedro .. ... . 40: 4Cc HiMfm Walker Bourbon 43c ‘uld Grandad 50c Scotch and Soda 50c ■ Tcm Collins 30c All Brands o' BEER 15c and 20c Regal BEER, per case $4.50 Hear the Hillbillies TUBA & GIBBY Play TONIGHT pact riPFiri? wii i ! be open Tomorrow UNTIL 6 O’CLOCK ■ -- For. the f-'-'mrrod-ition o- r the people of Key West, in mailing Christmas packages, the lcc:l post office will rem.in open tomorrow un til 6 o'clock in the evening, instead of closing at noon, as usual.- Postmaster Hollon R. Bervaldi said today. Mr. Bervaldi also stated that the office next Saturday will remain open fill 6 p.m. LIVE POETRY ROASTERS and Battery Raised FRYERS BRADY’S (Live) POULTRY and EGG MARKET 12i4 White St. Phone 5A For the Beautiful and unusual Gifts THE OLD ISLAND TRADING POST Foot of Duval Street Near Porter Dock Enjoy Yourself Play Bingo Tonight Come to the BINGO PALACE Dural and Southard Sts BMriiHi Story Of to Murders Of Jews By Gestapo Related At Trial Of Nazis SEAGOING SKIPPER COMMANDS FAST CROWING ANTI-SUB UNIT COMMANDER O. A. SCHERINI. CO OF DESTROYER 432, NEW SKIPPER; CAPTAIN HUM • i jr. MER-TO ENGLAND Comdr. O. A. Scherini, USN,| has succeeded Captain H. R. Hum- j mer, USN, as commanding officer of the Anti-Submarine Surface I Group of the Operational De*: velopmcnt Task Force, U. S. Fleet, the organization now occupying the Navy Section Base. Captain; Hummer has been assigned to! the Naval Staff College at Green wich. England, for an 11 month ccuisc at the completion of which he- is expected to attend the war college at Newport, Rhode Island. Formerly commander of the DD4O2, the Destroyer Muyrant, Commander Scherini has been, overseas throughout the war both in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters. On his last assignment, he negotiated for the surrender of Jap-held Marcus Island a few days before General Douglas Mac Tokyo, thus claiming the distir.e --t on of l>eirg the first to accept the surrender t 4 Jap territory. Commander Scherini hinisblf' hoisted , the American’ < >lVrs on Marcus for the first tink\ >—i_a fEDITOR’S NOTE: Th~ Anti- 1 Fub Unit is situated at Fleming! Key and is shortly expected to be the largest naval nn t on the! i-land according to release.; from the NGB Public Information of fico.) FARES WILL BE LESS * l Ro' hosier, N. Y.—C. Bedell j Monroe anrounced this month; that pirl re fares to most parts of > the country will be equivalent to ; railway eoaeh rates in one or two veers. F.vrrc c s rate- on airlines will also be lowered. PALACE THEATER j ENGLAND VOTES FAVORABLE FOR ACCEPTING LOAN I ft- MU< i-ird rr-M1 LONDON. Dec 14.—Tb* House of Commons today voted. 345 to 98 to accept the four billion loan from the United States. During the debate on the offer, some of £iose who favored the loan as well as the opponents, declared the United States was "driving a hard bargain.' Ivocai Group Going To Miami To Attend Shrine Ceremonies Sheriff Berlin Fawyc:. Dr. Deho Colxi, Everett Rivas and Fernando Camus, members : Tb< Key West Shrine Chih, v. ill in Miami Saturday to all nd a ceremonial of Mahi Terrr 1 *t which time a class of 178 wilt admitted to membership. Twenty-two year* ago M> *i Tfrrrole held such a ceremonial in Key West, which included a -pim-Tie dint was highly amusing. Sheriff Sawyer raid today that the' rle'-'an then ri the sloran row ‘Fresh meat to cross hot sand*.*’ PRESCRIPTIONS ZZJiZ! Compounded by Experienced Pharmacists GARDNER S PHARMACY Pbimr 177 l'rr |K-ll*err We Are Now Accepting COLOR FILM for DEVELOPING and PRINTING SOUTHERNMOST CITY PHARMACY, Inc. Prescription Drugfi*** DUVAL AND FLEMING STS. ELECTRIC TOYS AL'S RADIO No Phone Orders CJ Q EATON STREET Correr of Elizabeth Street r m * * ALL MEMBER STORES OF THE RETAIL MERCHANTS’ ASSOCIATION will Remain OPEN UNTIL 9P.N. Daily 13 CHRISTMAS Effect,** MOM DAY Dk. 17th And will be Cloaed All Day CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR’S DAY JOE PEAJUJCAM Pia nur Key eat u* gteuet e'qtajjp* icimaic m Gbt r&nfe of q fSkj 14* Ftfere&feas PRICE FIVE. CESTir St* Million L Uimrd T# Hue Been hrt Tn Death I Kirin* Recent War * NUERNBERG Drc M —'*ll*> ’ att ffi- t*-mi i l *. *: Xasrss Fuur ■iiNimi of tbe ver >M I Om ef thr L-k ar“i_ * t ts* I’uiiif: Jnss was* in *RAteT. G mar. snktics* to & to Uv ;* m Poland nc barn help* sis to o#'a*.h w.t; flanim Tt Hum Tb r pi ■■ in rlii r r* * was *ae **# the bnrwevd in the whole history of w-rt~x LAIN DOBBS GETS LEAVE OF ABSENCE RESIGNATION REFUSED MRS MALONEY TO HEAD DEPARTMENT ' lain r *bfas. Scarmp r D , rai lment H* ad. *aid today that the City Commission has gr nl ed hirr a six mucth< leave of absence due to iliaes*. Mr. Dobbs said that he asked to re sign because of hts coadiLtoß bud the resignation was not rept. ed. Mr. Dobbs will go later V* *be Veterans Hospital at Bar Pm**. Florida. He will be aicnidea for the leave of absence by Mr? Evangel ma Maloney, wno ts throughly trained in the moTSt. ROASTERS - FRYERS ai ti HENS DRESSED DAILY Sterlings Pouhrr Raiie* 1311 Elisa St. Phene 24 Make At ORIGINAL HOLTSBERG’S \ YOU* XMAS GIFT CENTER Opes Evtaap TUI i P M.