Western Union Telegram re: Lights in Jacksonville

From: Florida State Defense Council, 1940-1946 (Series 419)

Series 419 consists of the subject files of the State Defense Council from 1940 to 1946. Letters, publications, reports, resolutions, maps, and charts from local, state, and federal agencies detail defense issues affecting the Council from its creation in 1940 to its dissolution after the war.

Western Union Telegram re: Lights in Jacksonville

Western Union (55)

A.N. Williams Newcomb Carlton J.C. Willever
President Chairman of the Board First Vice-President

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JNA 36 43 DL=JACKSONVILLE FLO 12 1232P
GENERAL ALBERT H BLANDING, CO-ORDINATING DIRECTOR=
ACTION DIVISIONS STATE DEFENSE COUNCIL

TWO AMERICAN SHIPS WERE DESTROYED OFF THE COAST OPPOSITE JACKSONVILLE BEACH FRIDAY NIGHT. IT IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME THE SUBMARINE WAS AIDED BY THE LIGHTS OF THE AMUSEMENT CONCESSIONS. IS IT NOT DESIRABLE TO PROTECT SHIPS USING THIS VITAL LANE FROM THAT DANGER? =

PHIL MAY.