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most equable, climate in the country, with an average range of only U • Fahrenheit V ® L * LXXII. No. i38 Water Supply In Key West Sinks Very Low Late Last Night Here ■Seed For Additional Water Supply Becomes More Apparent Key West's water supply sank very low last night resulting in tepid trickles frcm city taps that frustrated wculd-be bathers and water drinkers alike. Florida Aqueduct Commission Manager Ernest Ramsey told The Citizen: "This points up the need for additional water supply to Key West. For the present, though, I hope everyone win continue to con serve on the use of water. Use only what you need for home con- 4 sumption and laun dry." Though sprinkling parched flowers is permissible, Ramsey said, he hoped Key Westers would refrain from watering! their lawns. The Navy has charge of the supply of water coming into Key West from the Florida City pipeline. Naval officials could not be reached for a comment on the present shortage and future possibilities of additional water. WATER POLL AT POST OFFICE A poll at the Post Office this’ morning revealed little infor mation on last night's water but a lot of data on Key West sleeping habits. Nine out of ten Key West era and sailors interviewed at the Post Office this morning said they were asleep at 11:30 last night, the time when The Citizen reporter tried without ' itick to get a drop of water for a. shower. \ Such early-to-bed habits j came as somewhat of a shock.! An equal shock came when /he Citizen asked one man: ; "Did you run out of water; last night?” "No, ma'am, I was drinking j whiskey.” A, sailor said. "I was aboard my ship, so didn't notice any; water shortage.” Housewives, laborers, clerks,: all queried said they were! asleep at 11:30. One man replied, "I found; the pressure very low a little earlier in the evening when li tried to water my lawn.” A girl, her hair in bobbie pin curls, had obviously tound water to set her locks; for Saturday night doings. j An employee of a local laundry said she went home before the water supply got; lowest. They were still washing! when she left. ■‘Step-Up Day” School Practice Adopted Here The M oft me County Public j Vw-bouL !ut<tpt''il the use of “Step j Up Day” at the end or the school' war for the first time this Spring Step-Up Day consists of having | each homeroom of students move; to the new homeroom, meet their new teacher, be assigned scats,! and get all ready to start school for the next grade. The big ad vantage of doing it in the Spring, is that it eliminates much of the confusion of the opening of school in the Fall under the customary; style. t ! Under the usual system, pupil--. leave school in the Spi|ng frpmi one room with otic teat/lrer, and come back to school to. a <Jifforo*d j room and meet anew teacher.; Because of different class sixes, it| is sometimes necessary to split up, some classes and make new groups for new homerooms. When done in the Fall, this always causes a day or two of confusion for pupils and teachers. A Step- Up Day in the Spring eliminates (Continued On Page Eignt* Low Cost Air Coach via SCHEDULED AIRLINES PRICE TOURS 411 Fleming St. Phene 124 %\tn (Cii iftn E n tombed Boy’s Parents Seised yF (.4’) Wircphoto LEO LISS (top) and his wife Dorothy (bottom) are held at Detroit for "investigation of murder" after the body of their two-year-old son was found entombed in a plaster-covered oil can. Police said the body had been in the 20-gallon can for two months. It was dis covered in their bedroom. Navy Nurses Will Be Sent To Hawaii Two Navy nuraes, Ensigns Mat tie L. Chandler and Gloria L, Mc- Intyre, have received orders trans ferring them to t,n Air Transport Squadron in Honolulu. T. H Ensign Chandler is the daught er of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Chandler of Keysyillc, Georgia. She is a graduate of Barrett School of Nursing, University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Prior to her entry into the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps, in 1943. she was head nurse at the University Hos pital and an instructor in operat ing technique. Her first Navy as signment was at the U S. Naval Hospital. Jacksonville, Fla. She was transferred to the U S. Naval Hospital. Kev West, in November, 1950 Ensign Mclntyre is the daught er oi Mrs. Amelia Mclntyre of 4804 Gateway Terrace, Baltimore, Maryland. Her father is deceased. She attended Forest Park High TSchool, in Baltimore, and was graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she became a staff nurse at the University Hospital. In September, 1949. Ensign Mc- Intyre entered the Navy Nurse Corps, and was assigned dutv at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Jack sonville, Fla. She has been sta tioned at the Naval Hospital, Key West, since November, 1950. Both Ensigns Mclntyre and Chandler will report to the School of Aviation Medicine at Gunter Air Force Base. Montgomery, Ala bama, for temporary duty involv ing flying, prior to their depart ure for Honolulu. THE SOU IHE K N MOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U. S. A. Search For Diplomats In Italy Statement On Situation \A ill Be Made Monday In Common* Probably By See. Morrison LONDON, Jvnc 9.—i/F\—The dramatic search for Britain’s missing diplomats now focus on Italy. This results from a foreign office disclosure that a cable had been sent to the mother of Guy Burgess from Rome. The Rome message that Burgess, a former British em bassy official in Washington, had gone on a long Mediterranean holiday The message was sent yesterday. The previous dav, Wedn' % two cables w'-re sent to Britain ‘ from Paris. These messages ap parently were sent by a mvs | terious third nartv hot the j cables are regarded as authentic. The two men, Burgess and Donald Mac Lean, head of the i American section in Britain's 1 foreirn office, have been missing ! since May 25. 1 So far they’ve been traced to France on an excursion ship. And Burgess has been trared. ten tatively, at least, to Italy and the Mediterranean This supports a theory that Burgess and Mac -1 Lean mav have senarted after reaching the continent. However, Rome police have been just as unable to find any trace of Burgess as were Paris 1 police. And it’s not known wheth er the Rome cable was sent by Burgess or a mysterious some one else. In London, it’s s'd a statement nn the situation will be made in Commons Monday—probably bv Foreign Secretary Herbert Mm rispn. This would point un the seri ous Quality of a situation which has placed anew strain on Anglo- American relations. For Burgess and Mac Lean. both experts on American affairs, know vital Anglo American secrets. And there is widespread belief that they have headed eastward for the Iron Curtain orbit. William Ridsdale, n foreign office spokesman, emphasized at a nfews conference today that no secret documents are missing. He was denying reports published here that some secret papers on Atlantic defense could not be tound. Mamp Hub Is Formed At YMCA A stamp coH*'eto-.s rlub was formed last night by three-ser vicemen and Forrest T. Turner, director of the Armed Services YMCA. The group will meet each Fri day night to hear members dis continued On Page Eight) Marshall Visits Korean Front 'IBs \ a DEFENSE SECRETARY GEORGE C. MARSHALL (right) leaves his plane at Tokyo Friday after a surprise flying visit to the Kcrean battlefroni. Behind him is Gen. Matthew B. Rtdgway, Allied supreme commander in the Far East, who is greeted by his pretty wife. Gen. Ridgway accompanied Secretary Marshall to Korea. The secretary said his visit had no connection with any current peace moves. KEY WEST, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1951 Communist Lines Are Cracking Mac Arthur Denies Acheson Story To Setmtors WASHINGTON. June 9.— (/}'».—General Douglas Mac- Arihur denied today that he had ever becked a plan Is get lha Chinese Communists end Nationalists tog;nher in a coalition government. The deposed supreme com mander re-entered the investi gation of his dismissal today with an answer to an inquiry by Republican Senator Will iam Knowland of California. MacArlhur's answer was a denial of a message handed to senators last week by Sec retary of State Dean Acheson. The message quoted Mac- Artbur, Admiral Spruance and General Wedemeyer. That message recommended American aid to China as a basis for negotiations to bring the Chinese Reds and Nation alists together in a coalition Government. Knowland quot ed the message in a wire to MacAxthur. MacAihur denounced as a prevarication any implica t on that he ever backed such a plan. Lt. Peppie Cues To Washington j Lieutenant (.is.) Donald James; Peppie, USN, Legal Officer for ■ the U. S. Naval Station, and Ass’t j Legal Officer, U. S. Naval Base.' Key West, for the past two years. : has been ordered transferred to i the Admiralty Division, Office of! the Judge Advocate General ini Washington. D. C. He epects to j Lave tor his new assignment sometime in July. Lt. Peppie, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert D. Peppie. 4548 Flora Avenue, St. Louis, 10, Mo. He attended Southwest High! School and Harris Junior College 1 in St. Louis, and was graduated 1 from St. Louis University with a i Bachelor of Lows Degree. On June 0, 1042, I,t. Peppie en- i listed in the naval service as a j seaman second class in the Navy j flight training program. Upon i completion of this training, he was ; commissioned Ensign on Decern-1 her 1, 1943 in Aviation, Ground, I Following his commission, he at tended the Aerial Mine Warfare School in Yorktown, Va. Short ly afterwards he was assigned to Carrier Aircraft Service Unit f in the Pacific. When his squadron VF-303, was decommissioned, hf was assigned t<> VF-3 Six month of that duty was aboard the air craft carrier, USS Siboncy, CVE iContinued On Pace Seven! UP) Wircphoto via Radio trom Tokyo Head-On 7 rain Crash Kills 6 In Tennessee -*’**', . .. w v < - V (4>) Wircphoto SIX TRAINMEN WERE KILLED and 13 pasoei jers were injured in this wreckage of two Louis ville & Nashville Railroad passenger trains which collided head-on near Clarksville, Tenn. One of the trains was the northbound Memphis section of The Pan-American (left). The other was south bound local No. 103. The Pan-American failed to obey written orders to stop at Hematite. Tenn., to let the local pass. They crashed on a stretch of single track six miles southwest cf Clarksville. Lantaff , Four Ollier Officials Due Here Friday Five top conservation of ficials from Washington and Atlanta as well as Rep. Bill Lantaff will address the Key deer meeting to be held at County Courthouse next Fri day afternoon at 3 p. m. Gerald Baker and Jack Watson. Florida Fish and WiidHfe loaders, and Stuart Whiling of the Audubon So cie.y will also address the meeting it was announced today. The meeting, sponsored by the active new Lower Keys Property Owners' Associa tion, will be packed accord ing to C. Sam B. Curry, pub lic relations committee mem ber. P. J. Kiefer, president of the Association will chair the meeting. "So much interest has been aieused in this question." that ws fell it important that the public hear all the facts from the experts," said Curry. Lucky Luciano Charged With Smuggling Today HOME. June 9.—i/Pi —Lucky Luciano is in trouble with the law again. This time it’s a charge of smuggling currency into Italy. Italian police charged ihat Lu ciano had smuggled about $57,000 o an American automobile into Italy, Luciano,, it seems, was ,picked up by police who were frying to track down a narcotics gang. While police say they have not established any definite connec tion between Luciano and the gang, they did, however, discover 'he smuggling of currency. Luciano is reputed to be boss ing the U-S underworld from hi exile in Italy. He was deported to Italy in 1946 on his release from prison in the United States.! The fine in the smuggling case would be five times the value of the currency and the value of the ! automobile. Otherwise, he. would j be liable to a jail term. Navy Asks For Painting Bids r Sealed bids have been invited j for exterior painting of Building : No. 1 at the U. S. Naval Hospital. Key West, Fla., Commander Con rad E. Grohs, Public Works Offic- j (Continued On Page Eight> Palacs Theater Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland in Woman of Distinction VWVVVVVVVWVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV Life Begins On Little Pine Kev C* j \ * w *■ * 4r * Former KmlioStaf'c Actor Fiiuls Freedom On Key < • ★ * • Deliberate "Eseapologist *’j - - <*■ *-•* • A *• ak By SUSAN McAVOY A Robinson Crusoe by choice !js J. Aubrey Brown, who built j himself a house of driftwood orj j Little Pine Key this past winter , and had as his only companions, j the Key Toy Deer that shyly | crossed his path. Brown, a handsome man in his late thirties—even looks the part of his fictional prototype. Red dish brown hair, reddish brown eves, and knee length Shorts,' loafers and T-shirt arc the cos tume of the modern Crusoe. ! Brown’s shipwreck came not from storm-tossed seas, but from a heart attack which bowled him over. "I was trying to make all the 1 money there was to be made in j Hollywood, New York and Chi- I cage," said Brown in his radio j stage trained diction, j Brown at 33 was knocking hini jself opt in th'- mm-rv-go-round of ! the madding crowds. He had his j finger in all the performing pies (—radio, television, theater, mo i vies. Then one day the “dog tea,-dog” life caught up with Brown. j He was found unconscious by friends,- who 'rushed him to * a jWeu-known Hollywood hosr itaf, | where the erstwhile high-pres- j sure boy lay in bed for a yerr I recovering. | * “I had lots of time to think hi ; that hospital.'’ said Brown. “I \ read, philosophy, ’started writing,*! poetry, fiction. I dot ided l was j |*oinc *n do more living ahd less, work.” 1 The doctors concurred in j Brown’s decision. They told him I he couldn’t return to the knock- i yourseif-out life he had been leading. j ßrown, in one of his mere prosperous and provident inn ; ments. had bought an annuity. With that as his security he left the hospital in November. "I came to the Keys because I ihe-v were the only warm place , 1 ; .n the United States in that j i Bin’llH.” Toting a pup ten*, provisions, a copy of William Shakes-. neare. a dictionarv ami Ro : get's Thesaurus, BrowTi took Up ! residence on Little Pine. Key. As he felt stronger he gather- 1 ed driftwood, borrowed hammer and saw from Jack Watson, his i good friend of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey, and built him- i self hte island home. He bought a 24-foot boat with j ;an outboard motor so he could ’ get to and from Little Pine. He took in a month’s pro- • (visions at a time and supplement* j ! ed his canned meat diet? with j Crawfish and fish he caught j For months he had to carry all | j his drinking water from Big j ! Pine Key. Then on one of his solitary’ 1 walks through his domain, he •. di-'-qy "-d Finding the wkter potable he could stay even i longer stretches on Little Pine without recourse to civilization. It was on his hi! to and 'rom the well that Brmvp usually cn ; countered the half* dozen Key deer. “They arc the lovliest little 1 r-f he said. “Everything ; should be done to save them.” i With no schedule of hours Prown wrote when he felt like it, ■ fished, rad and reread Shake-, I peine. His favorite play is '“Romeo and Juliet” because he f played Friar Laurence in *hi j Charles Laughton company, i Away from the clamorins of the studios, the split-second dead lines or tamo, too iimte-m-yourj j back routine of thm performing ! i trades. Brown’s heart began to j ; heal. “Now that I’m in good cor.di- 1 ! tion—l’m unwilling to give up! the first freedom I have ever had. I 1 1 found my freedom on Lit-h j ! Pine Key and am not going to j j give it up to go back to that other! hfe.” 1 Products of hia fr<-edom are i four short stories, a nlav. half aj novel, and a “stack of poetry.” I Askeu vvny he lett oh luyffif' asylum on Little Pine, Brown! r.aid: “1 absorbed ns much of myseif j a- 1 could stand. I now tvanl to I [talk to people again. I wilt stay I in Key West awhile and then goj on to the Isle of Pines and live ini 1 one of those palm-thatched huts,! I hope.” Brown finds that people away] (Continued On Page Five) Same Driver Has Two Accidents Within 15 Minutes The same driver of the same ] bus had two accidents within IS j minutes, at 8:15 and 8:30 p. m. I last night, which were reported j by the same Patrolman F. Cara- j ballo. Ernest O. Tammcr, Marathon, j Florida, driving a city bus, it is j alleged hit a Dodge sedan owned j by Charle R. Ell wood, while the | car was parked in the 800 block of Southard street The Dodge had slight damages on its rear left fender. Fifteen minutes later, police ; said. Tammcr driving the city bus struck a second parked car on} Whitehead street just off South ard. This time the casualty ws; a Mercury convertible owned by A. K. Laham, Seaplane Base. ( There was extensive damage to the left side and rear fender of the Mercury, according to Cara- j ballo the investigating officer. Elwood owner of the first struck j car lives at 730 Fleming street. *, The Associated Press Teletype and Photo Servicer Tears Devoted to the of Key Wes* PRICE FIVE CENTS * Reds Are Abandoning, Part Of Their Key Defenses TOKYO, Jim- 9. (AP). —The Ccnmim ist iron triangle in I West Central Korea ! has begun to crack. Chinese Commun i ists began to abandon part of their key de fense sector in North Korea today under heavy Allied attack”. The Reds fell back toward Kumsong, 17 miles east of Pvcn Tang as Eighth Army forces captured two ridges. Front line dis patches said the Chi nese offered only long-range taken op oosition as the U.N. forces gained be tween a half-mile and one mile in that sector. Meanwhile American artillery continued to day to shower Cher wan with shells. To the east, G.l.'s plowed through the mud for a iwo mile ad vance that poised a jnew threat against Kumhwa, the eastern base of the iron tri angle. Front lino dis patches said the in fantry is already w T in sight of Kumhwa at a point northwest of Chipo. Our foirces made other advances still farther east around the east tip of the Hwachon reservoir and north of Inje. But North Koreans dug in behind a series of r idg es have failed to budge even after mx days of attacks which | caused heavy Red losses. On the western front, the same stub born resistance met Allied orobing attacks in the Yonchon area. But at Yongpyong, the was less and. units made qains up to half a mile. Despite bad flying weather, the Air Force flew 450 missions to day, using gasoline bombs against Rod defenders of Chorwan and hitting rail and supply centers near Kumhwa and several other cities. Benefit Dance TONIGHT Elks Club Mu*ir by Coral hie Serenaders PUBLIC ItfVITED Dancing 10 till"?"