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ud AP F eature# Fr M Years Devoted to the He* interests of Key West VOLUME LXVII. No. 61 Proposed Strike Of Trainmen Set For Yesterday Postponed ANNOUNCEMENT MADE HHJomiM, (XINTKN- 1 KMX OF OFFICIALS or Horil SIDES •* PrrM CtHCMJCJ, Man h IX— Strike af the 3M.WW trainmen and I*ko- MwllVr mmmi which was irtwiiukNl for yesterday, hw been |W<|jiwil fur a month, due to the •rtaa at the pmudcntikl fact -, fiwitiii board f three members, j That Miwmuncciwwt was mud? altar a conference i*f union int* iWhawT •wpmmtMHm. The fact finding board is wtwduWd to hohi its first meet• 1 mg this evening Vw llomoja Hfft? Al Boca Chica Arc Nearly Completed WILL RENT FOR ONE DOLLAR PCM DAY! AWAIT ELECTRIC HKTRIG ERA TORS; WAITING URT t The mm w family dwelling prol -1 al H*r Chica w in ite f>at RliM *4 ownphrtmti and CPO’c, •Ifi* era. ipd their families will ex ! immng R •*** There are six CPO units an I fourtm-n officer units, with each j uMM containing two upurlmr.iu. I The unite ev rumtructcd to al to* into the fH■>.• n> houmne short- 1 Wh* that fiMW m Key West. Ori utuwy teflll be limited to uxly days, after which time the; laMtent* w ill be < \|w i ted in have j tmmti turning In the city. kapigu 11 p. Lt Kevie, assistant pbblk works officer it Boca t’lwcs. haa hren assigned as houi mg aft am lor the project and ran furiuah information to anyone eli gible at the base w ho is interest* 4 MS moving in There is a waiting tt however, and residents for the* first housing peuod have al ready keen accepted The ;q / HMrti will be rented for approxi mately one doilai a day. The new <|uonset-type dwell tags Will contain a combination lie mg room and kitchenette, two krdruonis CollttfiVlilljj OOUUAtr Ut 1 J, 1 iaUwisun with a shower, elec trtr reft igerstion. a four jet. Pn pata gas cooker, a water heater, and many other modern convcn arnees AU furniture will be pr>- vtdml . . The availability of shme in 1 the apartments awaits lit* Artival of aetrral elrvluv rw^igcratois. Kike Licenses Silil Total 2,114 BREAKS ALL RECORDS; CAR INSPECTIONS. 424 Auto mspei lain forms made oat wuiobei 1,426, according to records today in Tax Collector's wfftre, Archie Roberts tin >i !• licenM i sold number 2.444 In taking all lecords. Car m|Htionn lagan to slow down again today Deadline is March IS for car inspections JOHN M. SPOTTSWOOD AGENT N* w York Life lnsu r ance Cos. OMtaa 2ad Floor 524 Flaming St PHONE 110 STRAND THEATRE NOTICE TO OUR PATRONS CHANGE OF PLAYDAYS Our program will change 3 times weekly, playing 2 or 3 days. Thursday. Friday and Saturday Sunday and Monday Tuasday and Wednesday With the above new policy w'e will be able to bring to Our puhiu newer t>p pictures during the week. Ttoto u> to WKWF at 10:20 A.M.. Monday through Friday tot Program Announcamants. OLhi 1 Sky West Citizen Many Ready For Race Have Not Signed Up Great deal of interest has been shown in the Juvenile Boat Baca sponsored by the Key West Yacht Race Sunday but thus far none of the .en trants have gone to the Yacht Club committee and signed up. The application must be written and sent to the Sec retary, Key West Yacht Clilb. • showing the name. natatf''of ! the boat, rig and dimenAMM? 4 All participants will meet Friday avaning at 6:30 p.rti. 1 st tha Kay West Yacht club for complete instructions and study from diagram of racing course. Refreshments will be served. Final time for entry letter is midnight tonight. Marines Occupy New Barracks At Boea Chica Field FIRST OF NEW CREAM-COL ORED CONCRETE BLOCK BARRACKS FINISHED, LT. HUNT ANNOUNCES At long last the first of the- new' barracks has heen completed and the lucky Marines are the firs’, to move in at NAS here. 1 Barracks numbers 2 and 3, netir the BOQ area, will be ready for occupancy soon, Lt. G. E. Hunt. Jr., has announced. NACTU men will probably be the first to occupy the new bar- 1 racks. Among the conveniences which the new' living quarters supplies are heads and shower rooms in the building itself, luggage master-at-arms quarters, CPO quarters, and many others. Ben dix automatic washing machines are expected to be installed soon. Now that the contractors have completed their job of construc tion. it’s up to the Navy to do tne moving in. This is where the vi tal problem of personnel short ages comes in. The contractors being busy with the further con struction of the new swimming pool and the remodeling of t.i' old mast \ nil for an enlisted men’s iyfat|idfiurl patio, .volunteer wonk parMs will be needed to cofhplefc occupancy of the tan-racks. This station ctlnjve is uppfoxungtf ly. L)lk mrn undtr complement, witrf jk/ relief in sight as yet. Porter Sells Key Acreage - • Eastern Crawl Key, comprising 169 acres, has been sold by Will iam H. Porter to Howard F. MacDonald, of Charleston, S. C. foi $13,500, according to a deed filed in the county clerk’s office. Another deed filed yesterday conveys a lot, 92.6 by 82.8, at Von Phistei and Tropical avenues, by Leland Emerson Archer to John V Archer for $1,500. WANTED WAITRESSES Apply Dining Room Hostess LA CONCHA HOTEL THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.3.A. Senator Franklin Annoanees Today MAKING RACE FOR RENOMI NATION IN COMING MAY PRIMARY State Senator James A. Frank lin today makes his formal an nouncement in The Citizen for the Democratic renommation in the May primary to succeed him self. Senator Franklin pointed out that he was chairman of the special privileges committee in the senate and served on such important committees as finance and taxation, appropriations, and highways. He was commissioned as a major in the military government branch of the army in 1943 and served in England, France, Bel gium, Luxemburg and Germany He was in Belgium at the trine of the bfeak through the Gbrtnah llnefe and'tvas awai'ded' 'Bfbh'zb Star for service in thi Battle of the Bulge. He has four campaign stars for other services. He estab lished the military government in Frankfurt am Main. Senator Franklin said that he had heard he was being critized because he entered the army be fore he had completed his term in the senate. He explained that he sent his resignation to the gov ernof, who refused to accept it and that the governor had ap plied to the War Department to have Senator Frankun relieved of his duties so that he could at tend the 1945 session of the legis lature, but the department re fused the request. Senator Franklin was not re deployed till last November 1 and a few day£ later he received his honorable discharge at Camp Blanding. Meanwhile, he had been promoted to lieutenant col onel. He is a veteran of the first, as well as the second, World War past district' goveiYidr of *Rotary and past national committeeman of the American Legion. He ar rived in Key West last night, and; said today he will remain here; till Friday/) : Charles Thrift Died Last Night Charles William Thrift, 44, died last night at 6:45 o’clock at the Key West General Hospital. Funeral services will be held 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Chapel of the Pritchard Fun eral Home, Rev. A. G. Cox, pas tor of the Fleming Street Metho dist Church, officiating. Survivors include the father, Hezkiah Thrift; tw'o brothers, Howard and Ronald Thrift; two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Sanchez and Mrs. Charline Hall; three daugh tecs, ITndino, Betty Jejm apd mamilAßiltffi i!' Temperatures Temperature data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 a.m. Highest Lowest Station— last 24 hours last night Atlanta 61 38 Boston 38 24 Brownsville 25 66 j Charleston 58 48 | Chicago 50 40 ; Detroit 37 30 ! Galveston 67 62 j Jacksonville 64 46 Kansas City 72 54 1 KEY WEST 79 68 ; K. W. Airport 78 63 Memphis 61 45 Miami 73 64 Minneapolis 48 36 New Orleans 63 48 New York 42 28 Norfolk 52 % 33 j Oklahoma City 72 ’* 52 J Pensacola .... ... 63 51 - ' j Pittsburgh _4l 20 I St. Louis 59 47 ! Tampa 70 53 BICYCLES TIRES and TUBES 26 x 2 . 125 Your Opportunity to Get New Tires THEY WON'T LAST LONG! POOR OLD CRAIG SERVICE STATION Division and Francis Sts. Open Sunday Phone 9134 Al Armengol, Owner KEY WEST, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1946 Four Distinguigtted Flying Crosses t and Five Air Medals if j p, .Hirer _ r and * 1 Navy Photo j. CbNtoANttfeS r; c£Rti‘ Wf'ftboffEYMMK' abov*) 'is decdratfeS by Captain VA Hf'Hamilton, in a ceremony "At Naval Ai!r Station here. Commander Carl W. Rooney, USN, Officer-in-Charge of Boca Chica field, was presented gold stars in lieu of a fourth Distinguishted Flying Cross and a fifth Air Medal during the captain’s inspection at Boca Chica field recently. The decorations were presented by Capt. W. H. Hamilton under recommendations of the late Vice Ad- AMBASSADOR TO CHINA ARRIVES IN TOKYO TODAY <H- AMorlatril Pr„i* TOKYO, March 12. General George C. Marshall, American ambassador to China, arrived here this morning on the first leg of his trip to Washington. | He had luncheon with General MacArttiiir and General Robert Eiehelberger. General Marshall did not dis close the object of his visit to Washington, but it was surmjrxi it concerned Russian activiu&s in Manchuria, particularly the Russians’ removal of machinery from that country to Siberia. Bring 1n.26 SurviVorl pr# Of Wrecked Banana Slim M Arrive Sunday On Wreck ing Tug Crusader; Ship Wrecked In Canadian ‘Foundation Araninore’ i I Twenty six survivors of the Canadian banana carrier “Foun dation Aranmore” were brought into. Key West Sunday by the \yrecking tug Crusader, Merritt Chgmpan and Scott. 1,, The “Foundation Aranmore” had gone aground on Grand In agua island in the Bahamas on February 27. Captain of the Foundation Ar anmore is Cloyd Hewes. The ship being 56 years old was considered not valuable enough to salvage and was abandoned. The seas were quite rough at Inagua Island but all of the crew were safely trans ferred without damage to the lifeboats. Wrecking master of the Cru sader is A. A. Reid and Captain is H. C. Foster. The Crusader has been here' since November as standby for the Willet. For two years the Crusader w'as stationed at Trinidad in South America. Most of the crew are Grand Cayman sailors and speak the soft English of that island. The Crusader has also had a tour of duty in Mobile. NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Indepndent Order of Odd Fel lows, CUBA LODGE NO. 15, held this evening at 7:30 at hall on Elizabeth street. All members cordially invited. LUIS ALFARO, Noble Grand, SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, Sec. NORTH BEACH INN COFFEE SHOP 711 North Beach Phone 261-J •Full-Course DINNER. 6-8 p.m. •Spanish Home-cooked DINNERS by Reservation tmiral J. S. McCain for the com mander’s part in fighting sweeps over Kyushu in which numerous aircraft, a locomotive, two sma.l vessels and a radio station were destroyed. Operating from the ! Carrier USS Independence, Com i mander Rooney was commanuer of Air Group 46—“ Men of War’ —at the time. Duty at Boca Chica represents Commander Rooney’s first tour of duty in 12 years. ! Little known’to rwASt'trten un dfer his command is the 'fact that he entered the Navy'ln 1929 a; a ' Seaman Ic. Starting out at Perna -1 cola, he received an appointment to Annapolis and graduated with the Class of 1934. Returnlhg Yo Pensacola to win his wings in 1940, the commander went on from there to scourge the i Jap fleet! .t n . <-•: Louis Concludes Committee Talk Illy ANNOi-Uited > WASHINGTON, March 12. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, concluded his conference this morning with the policy wage , committee of that union, regard ■ ing action that will be taken I when renewal of the fcontract with coal operators comes up for discussion. Lewis guarded closely the de mands that will be made by the union, but it was said that four of them will call for a shorter work week, higher pay to meet the shorter hours of employment, incorporation of supervisor work men in the coal companies in the union, and royalties from the companies to establish a fund to take care of sick or disabled miners. The first movement of the union will concern only the min ; ers of soft coal, who number 400.000. Their demands will be made by April 1, and the contract with anthracite coal miners will be considered a month later. STERLING’S 1318 Eliza Street Phone 243 ROASTERS and FRYERS Dressed Daily NOTICE!! MEETING of the Key West Business Women’s Assn. 7:30 P.M. Wednesday. March 13 WOMAN’S CLUBHOUSE Duval Street Ms Claim nicy Entertain No fcar OMMM States AM Great Main Attaching Russia Fishing Sailfish, Amberjack, Dolphin, All Big Fellows, Caught Here By GEORGE DAVIS !V • * What a weekend, What’ week end! Sailfish, big aihberjack, aj tarpon! If you are satiated with j everything else in life why not j try Key West fishing! On Teddy Canova’s Switchtail Saturday eight amberjack, two | mackerel, one dolphin,\ three 1 grouper and barracuda were brought in. The largest amber-' jack weighed 58 pounds, next one 150 pou ) s. Most unusual thing i was the remains of a pelican j found in the stomach of the larg | est amberjack. j Party consisted of J. F. Mac j Donald, A. O’Leary and J. Van Swearingen from Washington, D I C. Mr. O’Leary caught the 58 , pound jack and Mr. MacDonald | the 50 pounder. i Aboard the Legion, Captain } Jakie Key a bdautifiil Gulf i Stream day of fishing was enjoy ! cd. There was one sailfish and ; four dolphin brought in. . The i largest dolphin weighed 20 | pounds and was 42 inches long The sailfish weighed 35 pounds ' and was six feet six inches long j The sail was caught by Lieut.-. Col. C. Draper on 12 thread line! and put up a fight of about 50, minues. Besides Col. Draper there , were Mrs. IRaf>er of Belmount,: Massachusetts, Mr. and Mte. F ; Trainer of Hingham and bury, Massachusetts. Four grouper, three and one; half mackerel (the half went to some big fish which came up and chomped it off) and one dol-, phin were caught on the Sea Raider. Party consisted of Mr : and Mrs. Robert Howe of Fram- j ingham, Massachusetts. Mrs. Ben Cameron of Yonkers, N. Y., and Allan E. Sloane of New York City. • Forty five amberjack and a 12 pound shark were brought in be sides other fish on the Mae West,; Captain John West. Party con-* Hold Four For Investigation In Connection With Lost Fans ! Seven Fans Recovered Fas! | Night; Two Civilians, Two Sailors Held; !No i Charges i Held for investigation in con j • ncction with the recovery of sev j en large Navy-type fans and the ] standards on which they sit are | C. Pent and Dennis Yerber. | Mr. Yerber has lived in Key West the past three years. M. Pent was four years in the Arin> and has been here since July. The fans were recovered by j Lieutenant Ray Atwell and Legal ‘Officer at NOB, Lieutenant Virgil j Shepard. Two sailors are being jheld at NOB for investigation on I the loss of the fans, j The fans were missing from' :NOB and were recovered at the j | Conch Garden, Division street, ! and an adjacent building last j night. They are all at city jail ! now r , tagged and awaiting dis-1 ! posal. Palace Theater ! BASIL RATHBONE in ‘'The Woman In Green” News and Serial “TONIGHT IS PRIZE NITE ’ j sisted of Mr. and Mrs. George R. White bi Delray Beach, Florida. Five dolphin, crevalfe jack ahd| barracuda were in the catch J aboard the Heidi Ho, Captain j Red Maxwell. Mr. and Mrs. J. C j Kramer of Erie Pa., were the! party. _ j On Sunday the Switchtail brought in seven grouper weigh-; ing 48 pounds, one 40, one 32 ( pounder and two smaller ones, j William Ritchie caught a 55 pound amberjack and the 40 oound grouper was caught by John Dean. Twenty five barra-l cuda were released by this party, to live and fight again Besides these two sailormen others in thej party were Allen Williams and Bud Wellman. Also on Sunday the Heidi Ho caught four dolphin and one bonito. The party was J. T. Good-: man, F. E. Greer, Pat Cement, all of Shrevesport, La. B. W. Hay wood of Tampa and George Lacy of Houston, Texas. On the Legion Sunday ten' mackerel and five grouper and barracuda were caught. Party 1 was Mr. and Mrs. Newell of i Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Mac- ■ Faria nd;. On the bottom fishing boat Greyhound, Captain McCloud ninety four fish were caught by! a party of C. H. Lofland of De-; troit, J. M. Ihnat of Wilkes Barre, Pa., J. F. Cohaf of Taft. Califor-; nia, R. Liddil of Jacksonville, j Fla. and A. Krowicki of New, York City, W. E. Plummer and: Elizabeth Plummer of Key West.j Saturday’s catch on the Grey hound included 64 fish, most of them grouper about 8-10 pounds in size. Feature of the afternoon was the diving of Mate “Blackie", Heaton who gathered sponge off the bottom for the party. H. L Webb of Rocky Rt„ N. C., J. S Pearsall of Rocky Rt„ N. C. and Danny M. Guigan of New York; City were in the party. I FLAT-BOTTOMED CHICAGO. Gondolas, the characteristic conveyances on the canals of Venice, are flat bottomed boats, some 30 feet long by four or five feet wide, curving out of the water at the end. SHOE PRODUCTION WASHINGTON.—More than 400,000,000 pairs of shoes are produced each year in the Unit ed States. CASA CAYO HUESO (The Southernmost House) 1400 Duval at South St. DINING ROOM and COCKTAIL LOUNGE Opens 5 P.M. Daily LA CONCHA HOTE COCKTAIL LOUNGE AIR-CONDITIONED for YOUR COMFORT Now Featuring DANCING EVERY NIGHT Music by La Concha Orchestra and The New Cocktail ‘LA CONCHA SPECIAL* BREAKFAST Served from . . . 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. LUNCHEON Served from . . . 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. DINNERS Served from .... 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. HUGH C. HODGE, Manager *Key West, Florid*. hJM tot most "equable climate to tha cquntry, with a* ivtri| r£nt%o< only 14* FalmkaM PRICK FIVE CENT* REDS SAY THEY IIWE NO FEAR OF ATOM BOMB OR ANY OTHER WEAPON 1 <*r 4MMMIM rmii ‘ MOSCOW, March 12. Th- United States and Great Britain will chose a “fatal road" should* they go to war against Russia, two influential Soviet newspa pers, Pravda and lavestia, de clared editorialliy today. Before Investia made that statement, it explained that li>< sia’s concern was solely in the protection of her frontiers, and, in doing so, Russia was not afrai i of the atom, bomb of any utiwr modern weaprn of war. (Chinese student:, in T Kyu, protested again todiQr against the Russians’ stripping Man* m n of heavy machinery that Hod • *r installed there by the Jai .me during the war). Investia said further ti\at Hu sia is “not greedy", and does n*a desire any more land", hu*. .t added, “We insist on prop* ly protecting our frontiers. ” —* Flowers Are ! Removed From Craves Ikr OWNERS OF GRAVE SPACt'i WATCH OTHERS REMOVE FLOWERS; PUBLIC WE*,- FARE DIRECTOR WARNS Public Welfare Director I).** t Hunter today said that own * . of grave spaces have observed persons taking flowers oft / graves owned by them amt pi* ing them on other graves. Mr. Hunter warned that IV owners know who those wt- u* taking the flowers are and that if the practice continues wan ants for arrest will be-sworn out The flowers are th***e placed in vases on grave spaces. EQUIPMENT SOLI) FOR A BOLT THIRD OF ACTUAL COM —r - , * * (IF >•• I WASHINGTON, Man b I Information wai it'ccwd here t - day from Kenneth C Royal, un der-secretary of war, who is overseas, that 41 percent <*f . ,y equipment abroad had be n old for $272,000,000, about oiu 1 r * of its cost. He said further that all other surplus army equipment um.<o. will have been assembled aid sold in the next foui m< nth... We Are Now Accepting COLOR FILM for DEVELOPING and PRINTING SOUTHERNMOST CITY PHARMACY, Inc. 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