Key West Citizen, August 1, 1941

Key West Citizen

August 01, 1941

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Key West Citizen, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1941, Key West, Florida Associated Press Day Wire Service For 61 Years Devoted to the Best Interests of Key West Key West. Florida, has the moat equable climate in the country; with an average range of only Fahrenheit THE SOUTHERNMOST NEWSPAPER IN THE U.S.A. VOLUME LXII. No. 182. KEY WEST, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1941 PRICE FIVE CENTS KEY WEST AIRPORT IS INCLUDED IN LIST OF APPROPRIATIONS NAVY MEN READ VARIOUS BOOKS Contracts For TWO Hun- j Submarine Commander Sent Here dred Thousand Dollar Project To Be Awarded Within Few Days The navy department within a k few days will let contracts for i the construction oi a set j tion base at Trumbo Island, Capt. i i Russell S. Crenshaw. navy sla- tion commandant, announced to- j day. j Originally intended for use in i connection with an electrical re- j pairs shop, the Trumbo Dock j under the new plan will be in- I eluded in a base designed for maintenance of all tvoes of small, I vessels, including harbor patrol! craft. i Full plans for the base are not j yet available, but Captain Cren- shaw said it is tentatively planned to build a signal sta- tion, barracks and store houses on the site. i Two other section bases, at Mayport and Fort Lauderdalc, were authorized by the navy along with the Key West base. Hospital Contract Let i Captain Crenshaw, holding his weekly press conference this' morning, revealed at the same time that the navy department has awarded to A. D. Steward I Associates, Miami, the contract for planning a navy hospital' here. j Contracts for the actual con- st! uction have not been let and the recommended site at the head of the island, adjacent to the CAA radio station, has not been approved formally. Questioned about recurring rumors that the hospital site will be shifted to the old hos- pital grounds on United street, Captain Crenshaw said he could make no definite commitment, but that it is his private opin- ion the building eventually will be constructed on the recom- mended property at the head of the island. Plan Swimming Pool As part of an expanding rec- reational program, the captain revealed plans for the construc- tion of a swimming pool for service men on the outside of the mole which protects the navy harbor. The pool, he said, will be built between two of the old groins along the mole, and shelters will he provided. i At the same time, the depart- 'Continued on Page Four) DRIVE BY OUR Today and See the BIG REDUCTION IN PRICES Prices Reduced On Every Car From to EVERY CAR MUST BE SOLD TODAY AND SATURDAY Many New Cars Arrived Today STOP IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF WE WILL TRADE TO SUIT YOU DEACON JONES MANAGER TWINS USED CAR LOT Division and Sim on ton To Supervise Activities Of Base Lieut. Comdr. Walliam W. IP i nr nas served recently ESTABLISH RECORD IN as a submarine commander with Asiatic fleet, reported for J O, duty hcre yesterday to take com- mand of submarine activities at the local base, it was announced today. Commander Weeden, with Mrs. j Weeden, arrived in Key West j earlier in the week. They will i make their home at 408 United street. j Presence of a. submarine ex- pert was made necessary by the impending completion of the rna- I rrnc railway, it was explained. The railway will be finished in 1 September, and is scheduled to haul its first ship for repairs in i October. 1 Submarines will make up a large part of the vessels brought here for work, and Commander Wecden's duties will include supervision of the repairs, as well as command of submarines op- crating from the lotal base. The East Coast Fish Com- pany under the management of Elijah Cates has shipped over pounds of craw- fish from Key West to vari- ous parts of the country since July 21, date of the opening of the crawfish season. The shipments during the ten-day period are consideted the best yet made, establish- ing a new record in Key West. I'renit WASHINGTON, Aug. A appropriation for a Key West airport today was included in a list of 288 air- ports designated by Brig. Gen. Donald H. Connolly, CAA administrator, as neces- sary to national defense. The list, made public by General Connolly, was ap- proved by secretaries of war, navy and commerce. MARATHON FIELD OK'D Allocation of funds for im- provement of the airport at Marathon Key has been ap- proved by a special board of the Civil Aeronautics Author- ity, Senator Charles O. An- drews notified The Citizen in a telegram today. The allocation includes to clear, grub, grade, drain, muck and sod the field landing strips, 500x3200 feet. Taxiways also will be paved and basic lighting installed. READING TASTES FOR DIF. j FERENT LITERATURE VA- HIES CONSIDERABLY Gen Troops In WILLIAM DAVIS DIED THIS A.M. MEXICO REBUKES NAZI SUGGESTION MILLIONAIRE OIL OPERATOR VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK HOUSTON, Tex., Aug. William Rhodes Davis, 52-year- old millionaire oil operator, died hcre this morning, the victim of a heart attack. The spectacular financier, who had made and lost at least four great fortunes, recently came in for wide criticism when it was revealed he had sold oil to Nazi Germany through Mexico. OIL COMPANIES TO COMPLY WITH ICKES' ORDERS ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT ALSO MAKES DEMANDS ON EMBASSY ACTIVITIES CONCERNS THROUGHOUT NATION READY TO COOP- ERATE IN NIGHT-CLOSING EDICT CARBONELLS ARE BACK FROM TRIP City Councilman John Car- honell and brother, Ygnacio Carboncll, city building inspector, returned to West yester- day from Atlanta, Ga., where they had been on a visit lor .several days. The brothers, local theater op- erators, went to Atlanta princi- pally for the purpose of purchas- ing pictures for the Strand and Monroe lor the coming season. Whil" there they also attended a meeting of the directors of the Southeastern Theatre Owners Association. It was decided at this meeting to hold the next convention of the association at Jacksonville, Fla. The Carbonell brothers report having had a very delightful trip, although they state they are glad to be back in the Island City, where it is considerably cooler than Atlanta and other points visited enroute. (llj IVFNII WASHINGTON, Aug. nation's oil companies today an- nounced their readiness to com- ply with Secretary of the In-' terior Harold Jokes' request that they shut down service stations at night, beginning Sun- day. Oil operators said they believe the practice will affect some sav- j ings in gasoline consumption, but t it was freely predicted that ra- tioning cards will be put in use alter Labor Day. i Ickes denied that the move is likely to cause any widespread unemployment, pointing out that i there is a great demand for me-' chamcs which would absorb fill-' ing station men who might be thrown out of work. Arrangements will be made to j .supply trucks on night runs: i IIy MEXICO CITY, Aug. ico today iorwarded to Berlin a stinging rebuke, terming "im- perious and threatening" the German government's suggestion that Mexico protest to the Unit- ed States against anti-Axis eco- nomic measures. Berlin previously had protest- ed against Mexican cooperation with the United States in impos- ing oil embargoes on Japan, and had urged the Mexican govern- ment to protest against Ameri- can efforts to involve that coun- try in foreign disputes. JOE LOUIS' WIFE GIVEN ALIMONY ARGENTINA REBUKES NAZIS Assui'iiiili'il BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug. Argentine govern- ment today demanded that the German embassy in Buenos Aires either destroy or send back to Germany a powerful short- wave radio Irnnsmitter found on the embassy grounds. A stiflly worded note to Berlin embodied the Argentina de- mand. LOCAL'SCOUTS GOING TO CAMP (My CHICAGO, Aug. Trotter Louis, wife of heavy- weight champion Joe Louis, to- day was granted temporary ali- mony of a week in an or- der handed down by circuit court. The champion's wife had filed suit for divorce six weeks ago, but it was understood the two planned a reconciliation. Key Boy Scouts of Troop 51 will meet tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock at the new Wesley House to begin their annual en- campment, A. E. Peirce. former fcnul master and chairman of Monroe county camping activi- ties, announced today. The boys will leave imme din1ely for Camp Owen Brorem at Tampa, where they will re- main until August 9, when they will head for the West Palm Reach county camp at Lantana They are expected to return hcre over the weekend of Aug- ust 16. Peirce and his brother, W Burke Peirce, who has returned here from Virginia, will accom- pany the boys. Allan Hampton, scoutmaster. Will be unable to make the trip (Navy Dept. Release) i WASHINGTON, Aug. ficers and men of the navy are j reading approximately books a year, the navy depart- ment announced today. Their leading tastes constitute a cross j section of men of the same uiges in civilian life ashore, ac- j cording to Miss Isabel DuBois, di- i ector of libraries in the navy's I bureau of navigation. she explained "that 1 probably a somewhat heavier pioportion of them favor western stories. I would say that fifty per cent of the demand on the part ot the enlisted personnel is 'for western stories. But they 'lead in every inter- national law to westerns and de- I tectrvffa." The navy's library system is a big one. A battleship rates j books. A submarine with its I small complement is stocked with '150. In the fiscal year 1941 the j navy bought new books for libraries then in existence. This number does not mcltede the i books supplied for newly com- i missioned ships in the year. Libraries in the navy go back to the days of John Paul Jones. i They have long been considered i an official part of the ship's i equipment, though in earlier days they were provided for out of ap- propriation for "instruments and .supplies" rather than from the libiary appropriation of today. The navy's modern library sys- tem grew out of the augmented service established during the last World War bv the American Library association in army camps land naval stations. Following i tbjs demonstration of the value of 1 adequate library service, the j navy decided to put its libraries i on a modern, up to date basis Sea stories are not among the most popular among navy men as 'a whole. One libarian at a large training station notes that new recruits like stories of the sea and seafaring life, but that after one voyage "they come back knowing more than the man who wrote the The library of the recently com- missioned battleship North Caro- lina is typical of the variety of hooks in the libraries of the larger ships. Of its 2.000 books, ap- proximately two thirds are fiction of all varieties and types. Then there is the foundation of the classic with standard authors .such as Dickens and Thackeray For the balance, there are en- cyclopedias, atlases, the standard texts on navigation, astronomy, ordnance and en- Rineerine: international affans, international law, science, his- tory, poetry and art New shipments of books go out to ships' libraries quarterly. Roosevelt Clarifies Matter Of Materials For Russians WASHINGTON. Aug. sia is not receiving war mateualL. under the terms of the lease-lend bill, and there is no indication she will in the future, President1 I Roosevelt told news men at I weekly press conference I Refusing to reveal how liaiiy, Hopkins made hib trip to Moscow to confer with Russian Premier Josef Stalin, the President said he would not be in a position to speak j definitely on Russian, needs until he leceived a leport iiom the 1 envoy. ,He said it appeared, however, I that Russia is, in a position to pay for war materials obtained in this country, and will not be included in any luture lease-lend appiop- j nation. President Roosev-elt said his ix- j fusal to sav how Hopkins reached Russia was based on the fact that such information might endanger other Americans wishing to make the trip in the same way. 1 Commenting on Russian resist- ancc, he told newsmen they could quote him directly v. ith the state- ment that the Red army lus shown itself to be better than German military experts had be- i lievccl possible. MYSTERY BROADCAST Harry Hopkins, Still In Moscow, Slept Through Bombardment Of City Last Night CHAIRMAN ALLEN URGES BOOST IN ALUMINUM DRIVE Joachim von Ribbentrop A BRITISH BROADCASTING Corporation announcer, speak- ing on a language news program, last night invit- ed ihe German foreign minis- ter, Joachim von Ribbentrop, to lisicn in en Sunday night's program ai 8 p. m. (1 p. m. There was no explana- tion. SENATE DEBATES TRAINING PERIOD KEY WESTERS REQUESTED TO MAKE FINAL EFFORT ADMINISTRATION" LEADERS HOPEFUL OF AN EARLY FINISH IN ADDING TO COLLEC- TION ALREADY MADE GEN. KRUEGER LEFT YESTERDAY Jor Aliwn. clianman of the I 1.ions club eommillee aiding m 1 thr founts-w ide aluminum drive, today urged Key West els to make a final effort to boost the collection heie. i Aluminum utensil', on the coin I house lawn will be sent to Miami Monday, and Allen uiged Kev Westeis to their con- tributions into the pile today and tomorrow No further use of i be marie in the rampaiim. i ing it up to the hout-oholdei s, to bring their old utensils to the courthouse (It.i A WASHINGTON AUK 1 mimsti.itinn leacloi today pie- die'i '1 an i 11 m, h to tho .senate I'nin'; true lor dr.ildv-, to Japan in ex-1 change for parts of French Indo-1 China, occupied by Japanese troops this week. (Itl A-.MM lOlfll I'rUKSI NEW YORK, Aug. troops, in iheir sixth week of continuous assaults along the 000-mile eastern front, today ap- peared to have begged down completely in the face of stone- wall Russian resistance. Neither the German high com- mand nor the official agen- cy, DNB, claimed any break in the Red lines, although DNB told of a Nazi victory near Smolensk in which a Russian counter-at- tack was said to have been brok- en uo with enormous losses to the Reds. The news agency said Russians were taken prisoner in ihe two-day battle and "tens of thousands" of dead left on the battlefield. The German hifih command, in a terse communique said the battle "continues to develop m our but marie no mention of gains for the attacking forces Moscow Bombed Again Moscow, temporary home of Piesidcnt Eoosovelt'i special cn- Hany Hopkins, came in for its eighth ,light of bombardment, and Beilin claimed extensive