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Panama City News-Herald (Newspaper) - August 17, 1952, Panama City, Florida TIDE TIMES MONDAY Hick ajn Low Low p-m Blver at 1.48 feet rainfall JBS inches Panama 590 me TELEPHONE 8585 WEATHER Partly cloudy widely scattered Sunday gentle to and southwest winds Beautiful VOL 197 THIRTY-TWO PAGES 1952 County Tax Values Advance Total Valuation Is Set at By Bay Assessor Bay county's taxable property Valuation has increased since last year according to the 1952 tax roll released Saturday by Tax Assessor D O McQuagge The taxable assessment for 1952 Is compared to 113 for last j ear The total of assessed valuations both taxable and ASSOCIATED FULL WIRE PANAMA CITY FLORIDA SUNDAY AUGUST 17 1952 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION COMPLETE SERVICE New Millage Cut Total tax millage this year for Bay county will be 34 mills one- fourth of a mill less than an- earlier last week In comparison to the 1951 millage It an Increase of six mills as the millage for last year was 28 Tax millage set by com- missioners for county purposes has been cut to 14 mills according to Circuit Clerk W S Weaver of a mill was cut from the general fund millage making it nine mills The total initiate budgeted by the com- missioners for county purposes last year was 11 mills The tax levy for school poses is 20 mills and in 1951 it was 17 mills j AIR Gen I Warren K Carter will I take over command of the North I Atlantic Treaty Organization's air forces in northern He is a veteran of 30 ears ex- in military aviation John H Perry in Critical Condition Suffers Shock in Fall on Voyage Eisenhower to Wage Campaign For Labor Vote Stevenson Planning Whistle-Stop Tour KST Second Fiddle Bv The Associated Press An Eisenhower bid for the labor j vote and a hopscotch speaking tour bv Stevenson were sketched into j presidential strategy be- i mg di afted Republicans and 1 Democrats 1 Gen Dwight D Eisenhower the GOP nominee -s now ticketed for a talk before American of Labor convention ing Sept 15 at New York I Gen said Sen Richard of California the Republican nominee for vice I ident will orne the to appear before labor anytime he can i Nixon to reporters at Denver the en- of Illinois Gov Adlai 1 E Stevenson the Democratic j for President While the of the CIO has endorsed Nixon said it win be a different thing as far as the rank and file is concerned We are not going to write off the labor vote At Springfield 111 Saturday PARIS John H Pern 72 Stevenson with his wealthy American publisher is in strategy bpard This group PRICE TEN CENTS Marines Beat Back New Chinese Attack NEW JET Air Force has tossed the experimental bomber bottom into the discard and is concentrating full attention on the faster single heavy jet the an Air Force spokesman has disclosed in Washington The will re- place the as chief atomic bomb carrier of the Strategic Air Command for 1952 are listed at compared to for 1951 The total value of real estate in the new roll amounts to while last year's total was Personal property in 1952 comes to a value of and last year s figure was 306 968 Assessments on railroad and Turn to TAXES Page 2 a critical condition in the can Hospital here from tions growing out of fracture of may approve the whistle-stop technique used so effective- ly by President Truman in 1948 Trouble his hip on a to France along with a hopscotch gimmick Perry is owner of Western j added by for 1952 Mrs Pumphrey Held for Calhoun Woman on Murder Charge BLOUNTSTOWN Although Jess W Ayers repudiated his ment that he and Mrs Flossie Pumphrey plotted the death of her husband Mrs was dered held Friday for trial on a murder charge Ayers a Primitive Baptist preacher at Altha was held as an accessory Bond was set at for each by County Judge Hanna Assistant State Attorney J Prank Adams said he had drawn up a petition to exhume the body of Luther Pumphrey whose death 10 months ago apparently had been from natural causes The petition will be presented at the earliest practical Adams said Mrs attorney M B Knight of Blountstown bitterly protested the action and filed a petition in Circuit Court demanding her release A hearing on it was set for Monday Circuit Judge G C Welch has Issued a habeas corpus returnable at 10 Monday in his Marianna chamber Knight said Saturday we could raise a bond but we are not trying to raise one dime Ayers told the court he remember going to Police Chief Otis Sims Wednesday and saying he gave Mrs Pumphrey some white tablets the day before her husband's death Ayers alleged confession said he and Mrs Pumphrey had been in- timate for 18 years and they planned to do away with her band and his wife who is Mrs mother But at Friday's hearing under questioning by his attorney H V McClellan Ayers claimed he did not remember making the ment and that he blacked out com- and woke up in jail County Prosecutor ley asked Ayers who several years ago had been sent to the state mental Are you In- paper Union and a number of Florida and Kentucky neu as well as several including the Panama City Herald and Perry was taken to the hospital Aug 13 suffering from shock from the received in a fall aboard the SS United States An condition eloped accompanied by fever and high blood pressure His wife and son John H Jr and the s wife are in Paris with him Perry and members of his ly were going on to Spam lor the wedding there of his son son and Alabama F Sen John Perry planned for Aus 21 Be- sParkman the Democratic vice- cause of condition a I Presidential nominee President change in the marnage Truman and Vice President Alben ments may be made Barkley would play secondary Perry fell last Aue 11 j roles m the campaign as the ship rolled just Truman is expected to ter he had passed through a in to the mam lounge Mrs Perry his son and were with him It was about noon His family helped him to his No Ayers replied He contended he was perfectly normal except for periodic outs A reliable source said it would work this way Stevenson would whistle-stop but only in the populous states east of the Missisippi River and in the Pacific Coast states He would orate from the back platform of his campaign train in the East hop by plane to the West Coast and repeat the there This would revise the traditional Campaigning In the East a cross-country speaking junket via the northern route stumping on the Pacific aud a return east by way of tne South With top billing going to make most of his speeches in the trial north Talking to CIO leaders at the White House Friday the President drew a between the 1952 room He had complained of a pain campaigns Now as then in his leg at the time of the fall s press is 87 per cent The fracture was discovered behind the GOP nominee he said We are going to do exactly again what we did in 1948 and we're going to make them like it after he reached the American pital two days later During the two-day interval he had complained of pain in his leg but had gotten up several times The pain finally however kept him bedridden and he was ried off the liner m Le Havre and driven to Paris Miners Ordered To Stop Work Lewis Sets Memorial Period WASHINGTON m John L Lewis in the midst of bargaining for a new coal wage contract has ordered his miners out of the pits for a memorial work stoppage at the end of this month Nothing was said in the an- to relate the move to the negotiations but Lewis arily uses the mourning period in connection with new contract talks Officially the purpose is commemoration of the casualties of mining disasters The designated period announced in the United Mine Workers nal is Aug 23 to Sept 1 inclusive Aug 23 falls on a Saturday when the miners do not work Monday Sept 1 is the Labor Dav so the stoppage will involve only six normal working days NEW HELICOPTER WASHINGTON j The Navy is building a new type of helicopter apparently designed to war on sub- marines Wright Key Figure States Righters Threaten 3-Way Fight in Mississippi JACKSON A militant States Rights group thrust itself into Mississippi's hower Democratic fight and ened today to broaden it into a three-way Until Friday the squabble was between for er and Democrats for Stevenson But now are strong hints of a third contender a States Rights Southerner Several officials i the state party want the State Democratic Convention which holds a Chicago meeting Monday to name a Southerner as its presidential candidate them are ter of the State House of Representatives and State Rep Russell Fox A key figure n any revival of third party is former Oov Wright who was the States Righters vice presidential candidate in Wright rmi declared his timent At meeting of i delegates to the national tion Wright made only guarded comment But he asked for the privilege of addressing the state convention Monday alter Gov Hugh White makes a report on the national convention Wright said he wanted to give his own report which will not ply to anyone but myself Supporters of Democratic nominee Gov Adlai venson did not regard his ment as sounding like he would concur in the report Stevenson spent most of Friday night up support they hope will crush the States Righters and Democrats backing Republican nominee Gen Dwight Eisenhower The showdown comes Monday when the will decide what course of action the sippi party will take in campaign Sparkman to'd reporters he would like to a debate if one can be scheduled Sparkman said it would be one way of airing the issues so the public can understand them The farm vote and situations iii the West and South also were drawing their share of attention BULLETINS Pace Man Drowns D Kent 27 of Pace Fla was drowned when a motorboat capsized offshore near near here Kent was in the boat with Miss Faith Grubbs 19 of Miss Grubbs was rescued by O K Calhoun who heard the couple's shouts and went to the in a skiff Crown Queen MOULTRIE Ga jp jean Pate nette is the 1952 queen of the Southeast Tobacco Festival The new queen who is five feet two inches tall and weighs 109 pounds was crowned at the annual nation ball Perforate Well BREWTON Ala Gulf Company Saturday a well It hopes will be its third oil producer in the Pollard field Officials said results of tests in the T R Miller Mill Co Unit No 1 will not be until late Sunday Storm Unreported Weather reau said it had received no ther word on a tropical disturbance reported Friday about 3.500 miles southeast of Florida off the West African coast Moros Smashed MAXILLA up A Philippine army task force smashed a Moro counterattack on Jolo Island Saturday and drove the bandits into the dense jungles of their former stronghold on ITHACA masked bandit a cashier scious Saturday and made off with from the Cornell Uni- versity treasurer's office Auerbach Dies MUNICH Auerbach 45 former leader by a German court Thursday of and as head of the Bavarian restitution office died In a hospital Saturday of an over- dose of Sparkman and Stevenson to Do Lot of Campaigning in Dixie There are stirrings of cratic trouble in the South Gov Adlai E Stevenson ois the presidential nominee and Sen John Sparkman bama his running mate propose to do something about it Sparkman told a reporter he does not believe there will be any Dixie defection from the party ticket in November Nevertheless he said he expects Stevenson as T J II A J J as himself to campaign in I 11 The pitch of those who don't like the Democratic platform's tion for federal civil rights lation and a change in the Senate filibuster rules is taking the form Big Contract at Awarded New Improvements Will Cost MOBILE Ala Special Colonel W K Wilson Jr district engineer at Mobile announced day the award of a contract to a Florida concern for new tion at Tyndall Air Force Base The award went to the Baggett Company of for a low bid of 60 The woik will consist of the construction of an aircraft parking apron an craft warehouse three tion and line nance buildings and water supply sanitary sewer and electrical dis- systems Colonel Wilson stated that woik would get under way shortly and be completed in a year Studious Intruder Is Sought Set of Encyclopedias Too A studious intruder moved into the home of Charles R Aikman and when he moved out a set of encyclopedias went with him Aikman reported to police morning that when he re- turned to his home at and Drummond Sts after a absence he found missing a three volume set of ing encyclopedias and two hunting knives In addition he said someone had lived in the house at least one night of efforts to get the Republican ticket on their state's ballots sometimes under an independent label Gov James F Byrnes South who has said he is ently disposed to vote for the enson Sparkman ticket signed a petition which would put on his state's ballot an independent slate of electors for Gen Dwight D and Sen Richard Nixon of California the Republican Gov Kennon has said that Republicans might carry Democratic Louisiana Gov Allan Shivers Texas has said his state might go either way Shivers indicated that er's advocacy of state ownership of the oil rich submerged coastal lands might influence the state Mississippi Republicans are ing to work out some kind of tion with Democrats and ticket Nixon ticket In Virginia where there Is a j sizeable bloc of Republicans Sen Harry F Byrd has kept a strategic silence about whether he is going to support the national Democratic 25 Miles of Sewer Project Streets Repaired Less Than Five Miles Remain to Be Put in Order An estimated 25 miles of the tal 31 miles of street repair work with the sewer project has been completed and er officials said Saturday The figures include restoration of both paved and unpaved streets Cit Engineer Charles Peterson said the city has repaired 17 miles of these streets and anticipates an- other four and three-quarter miles when Project has been com- The project is the last to be con- under the city s contract with Contractor Marvin R Boyce Additional service lateral tions will be done by the city or by another contractor Boyce has replaced 2.05 miles of concrete streets the total age of replacement that will be required and 5.09 miles of Construction Supt Malcolm Moye said An additional 1 09 miles of streets remains to be done by the contractor Peterson said that five miles of th streets repaired by the city have been or are being ped He said that most of the work has already been completed None of that five miles had been previously paved There are no plans at present Peterson said to pave the re- maining 12 miles Under the original contract Boyce was responsible for ing all streets broken up by sewer work to their former conditions A later agreement between the city and contractor however vided for releasing Boyce of re- sponsibility for repairing unpaved streets and turned the job over to the city's street department Boyce from his construction fund provides road oil of the quality required in total money value equal to 20 cents per lineal foot of sewer line installed to be turned over to the street ment in lieu of the work An additional 20 cents per eal foot was paid for the actual length of the streets which are Turn to STREETS Page 2 Comdr Frost's Wife in Washington Mrs Grace Harvey Frost wife of Commander Thomas Harry Frost USN in charge of Bureau-of Ships Washington died afternoon m a Washington D C hospital lowing a brief illness according to word received here Funeral services will be held Tuesday 9 30 am in Chambers Funeral Home chapel Washington with burial to follow in Arlington Both Commander and Mrs Frost have been frequent visitors in Pan- ama City BANDITS KILL TWO FRANKFURT Two bank employes were shot dead and a third wounded today when three masked bandits robbed a bank in suburban Bockenheim of 3.000 marks Asks Bids to Clear Area to Be Flooded By Woodruff Dam MOBILE Ala tfl The U S Engineers announced ing of the area to be flooded by the Jim Woodruff dam near Fla is about to begin Col W K Wilson Jr head of the Mobile engineers office m- vitca bids for the job of clearing p total of 8 200 acres in two cels one extending up the east and bank of the Flint river the other UD the west bank of the The Jim Woodruff dam is the first feature in the comprehensive of the Apalachicola Chattahoochee and Flint rivers ba- sin in Georgia Alabama and ida Col Wilson said the clearing now being will probably require more than a year Seven additional parcels of land in the reservoir area comprising a total of about 24400 acres will be ad- at a later date Bids will be taken until September 10 1952 Sewer Work is Nearly Complete Construction Contract 94 Per Cent Done Sewer construction work under Contractor Marvin R Boyce is more than 94 per cent complete according to the July financial re- port of Sewer Comptroller Leon Mathis The City Commission voted tle more than a ago to the city s contract with upon completion of Project most recent project released by the city for construction Mathis report shows total ex- in construction costs of 59 Total costs including fees are 51 Management to Boyce total 506 92 Of this amount 905 57 has actually been paid the contractor and 67 is held bv the project the retained percentage clause Tentative according to the report are 13 Under terms ot the contract Boyce is paid 15 per cent of 85 per cent of the final estimated cost of construction and 25 per cent of all savings affected Unexpended funds on deposit at Chase National Bank amount to 82 An additional is in the form of U S Treasury bonds Total liabilities including Boyce's retained percentage fee amounted to 953 99 on July 31 Total sents listed are 69 THOMAS C SALE on committee Sale Named as Turnpike Adviser Committee Chosen By Governor Governor Fuller Warren day named a citizens com- including a Panama lan to advise and guide the state on the proposed construction of a 275 million dollar Florida system Attorney Thomas C Sale of Pan- ama City is one of the committee members according to Associated Press Braden Ball publisher of the Pensacola and former Panama City man was named to the committee as was C C Harrison Marianna merchant In a formal proclamation the governor said that an ally known engineering firm had recommended construction of the turnpike system as the best sible solution of the staggering deficiency in our present highway system The turnpike system linking Jacksonville and Miami with a spur to Tampa area would be financed by enue bonds to be paid off by tolls for use of the way Among other names to the com- was J C Council er of the Tampa Morning Tribune and an opponent of the proposal Also named was Jesse Yarborough of the Dade County Board of County Commissioners who is one of the leaders of the forces Others on the committee from Northwest Florida are Wilson raway Tallahassee banker and T X Scott Live Oak broker Harllee Branch Resigns as Editor Of Harllee Branch who has been the editor of the since October 28 1950 has resigned to take a needed rest His resignation became effective Saturday No an- has yet been made as to Mr Branch's successor Mr Branch has entirely recovered from a verv serious ness which he suffered last spring when he underwent an operation and spent weeks in Emory University Hospital at Atlanta Mr and Mrs Branch plan to continue to reside in Panama City at their home 305 South Bonita Industrial School Inmate Is Sought Uneasy Quiet Settles Over Korean Sector Enemy Estimated to Hare Lost Men in Week SEOUL A-L quiet settled over Banker Hill early af er u some of them with their I nits bear the seventh Chinese assault m a week The Reds apparently were re- grouping They paid dearly for their efforts to recapture the Western Korean hill on the east border of the Panmunjom truce conference site The Marines estimated at the Chinese casualties since the Reds began counterattacking a week ago At an early hour Sunday the Chinese had failed to mount a new attack in 24 hours They hurled their seventh blow against Bunker Hill at 12.30 a m Saturday The Leathernecks routed the attacking force in two hours of bitter fighting Marine Sgt Bamond Chenette 27 Worcester Mass a machine gunner said soma of the fighting was hand to hand right in the foxholes We were fist added And there were loads of hand grenades flying around We really clobbered them Communist artillery and mortar shells ripped into the scarred slopes in support of the attack Allied artillery roared m return United Nations warplanes swarmed over the sector On the central front an ed 200 Communist infantrymen hit an Allied outpost near the River in the predawn darkness The U S Eighth Army said they were repulsed with 64 casualties The supported the With more than rounds of Turn to WAR Page Z Two Injured in Auto Accident Two Crashes Occur On Harrison Avenue Two persons were injured day neither seriously in a traffic accident at Harrison Ave and 15th St A second accident at Harrison Ave and 14th St ed in damages but caused no injuries police said Police identified the injured as Andrew J Kazay 36 of Lakewood O driver of one of the cars in- and Steve Peter Kazay 34 also of Lakewood a passenger in the automobile According to the report car collided with another vehicle operated by James W Roberts 73 Youngstown when Kazay ed to stop at a traffic sicn on 15th St Damages totaled to both police said No arrests were made Patrolman Q D cheler investigated A car driver by Edith Ann Suggs 31 01 3204 98 struck ed bv Fortner 27 hitchka at 14th and Harrison ponce Patrolman L Coram said the accident ed when the Suggs car mace a U turn on Harrison with Fortner s parked car Was Loaded With Bombs Long-Expected Blast Wrecks UN Warplane With Body in It SEOUL Korea Ions ed explosion Friday shattered the wreckage of a United Nations plane loaded with action of them with a dead U S flier astride it The U S Air Force said the ever since the plane crashed three days nothing but a huge hole in the ground The plane crashed south of Seoul after col- liding with a jet plane The jet pilot parachuted to safety but an major flying the ond craft crashed with his planed M Sgt Derral C Watson field la the heavy thrown around the danger area said he made one effort to remove the major s Tuesday before he knew several un- exploded bombs were in the age I got to the plane and found the pilot dead Watson said The was really a wreck The body was astride a bomb directly tinder the cockpit like a man would be astride a horse I tried to pull him out but found he couldn't be removed without cutting torches Then I began looking around with a at all those bombs I realized right away that was no place for me to be I got out of there Tax Puts Circus Of Out of Business WASHINGTON taxes put Larry circus out of business Larry 12 Terre Haute Ind wrote the Bureau of Internal enue that he was staging a backyard circus when his father a government worker told him about that major fact of taxes Larry promptly closed down his show figured up his per cent on 22 people who paid five cents sent the ment a U S postal money order for 22 cents Was going to run 3 more day a till all this came he wrote A Revenue Bureau spokesman said the government may have to refund Larry part of his 22 cents if some of his paying customers were under 12 years old and thus exempt from amusement It plans to write Larry and find out Local police were asked late day to aid in the search for a Florida School inmate reported missing since j Wednesday I i FIS officials said the bov I believed seen earlier between Springs ana Panama They identified him as Irving i said he is fne feet nine inches tall weighs 122 has heht browr waw hair hazel eyes and a complexion He was wearing blue dungarees ana a faded sport snirt when last seen Postmasters Here For Meeting Today Postmasters of the Dis- Chapter of the National sociation of Postmasters are ine m Panama City The program begins w services at 10.45 a m a- tne F Methodist church accora rs o Postmaster Joe Packer 01 Pan- ama City A cumer is for 3 at he Cit a business to Philadelphia Is Site GOP Nominee to Make First Major Address on TV Sept 4 DENVER Gen D Eisenhower will make his first jor campaign address to tne tion over television and radio from Philadelphia's Convention Hall Seat 4 The Republican presidential inee will follow up that address on world peace with a foreign speech at the national plowing con- test at Kasson Minn Sept 6 Three days latei the general will make another major address in In- at the Butler University field house Arthur E Summerfield man of the GOP National Com- and Eisenhower's campaign manager announced the three speaking in ington At the I here the 4 not the k cko F associates in- real will rorre at an earlier date but they de- to be specific The headquarters has announced that he wiU make at Boise Idaho next after ha confers there with the Republican of 10 Western states The address ever will be the first by hower to be carried nationally television and radio The farm speech to more than 100.000 persons expected to attend the plowing contest will po on 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