Panama City News Herald, March 21, 1952

Panama City News Herald

March 21, 1952

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Panama City News-Herald (Newspaper) - March 21, 1952, Panama City, Florida TIDE TIMES today: High p. Fri.: High p. m. Low m. Low a. m. Panama Apalachicola River Reading Gauge 14.08 Falling: News-Herald SO World'i Most Beautiful Beachei TELEPHONE 8585 WBLP-AM-FM 590 kc-98.9 inc WEATHER Partly clou'dy to cloudy, scattered tonight; cooler Saturday. Moderate to fresh southerly winds shifting to northwesterly Sat- urday. TEN PAGES VOL. 70 ASSOCIATED PRESS (FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE) PANAMA CITY NEWS-HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1952 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION (COMPLETE SERVICE) PRICE FIVE CENTS Truman Guessing Game At High Pitch Taft and Kefauver Top Opponents According to Wisconsin Surveys Red Negotiators Drop Intimation They're Ready For Compromise By The Associated Press The political guessing game about President Truman's and Den. Dwight D. Eisenhower's plans continued apace today as the ac- tive candidates for the presidency centered their campaigns in Wis- consin and Nebraska. These were the top developments In the political arena: 1. A majority of 45 Wisconsin newspaper editors concluded from surveys in their own counties that j popular sentiment lavors Sen. Rob- j ert A Taft of Ohio for the GOP j presidential nomination and Sen. j Kefauver of Tennessee for j 'the Democratic nomination. The j state holds its preference primary April 1. The New Jersey battle be- tween Gov. Alfred E. Driscoll and Taft was heightened by a consoli- dation of Eisenhower forces in the state and a suggestion that Dris- coll run for vice president on the general's ticket. Official word was awaited from the Ohio senator be- fore any action is taken to ac- tually keep his name off the bal- lot. Taft declared he was pulling out of the New Jersey race because Driscoll "had broken his word" in endorsing Eisenhower. The gover- nor said Taft stepped out because of his "successive setbacks in New Hampshire and Minnesota." 3. An Associated Press poll in Bouth Carolina indicated the state's eight electoral votes may go to the Republican candidate if the Democrats nominate a "New Deal" candidate. A Southern Dem- ocrat such as U. S. Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia if nom- inated was conceded a certain Chance for the votes. 4. Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, sec- retary of agriculture from 1945 to California Warns Of Voltage Lines Buried Under Snow SAN drifts on California's northern mountains are so unusually deep feet and more that the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is- sued warnings to ski fans to watch out for buried high voltage lines. The company warned that any skiers would be killed if he came within seven feet of any snow buried lines. Senate Okays Peace Treaty With Japanese Truman Is Expected j To Sign Document With Promptness WASHINGTON (JR The Senate Has overwhelming approved a generous peace treaty with Japan years after the surrender in i Tokyo Bay ended World War H. i President Truman is expected to I si ST. it promptly. Thirty-eight Democrats and 28 Republicans supported the treaty late Thursday as it rolled up a 66 to 10 favorable vote, far more than the required two-thirds. One Democrat, McCarran (nev.) who often opposes administration policies, and nine Republicans voted against it. Only the formality of the signing of a proclamation by the President guns to fight off any similar at- remains before the United States i tempt at arrest. The boats were completes its action to end the j raided by Sheriff Fred Quednau, 1948, predicted Mr. re-election. Truman will 5. General Douglas MacArthur is- Bued a statement saying there was no inconsistency between his 1948 statement that he would not shirk any public call to duty and his unwillingness to enter the presi- dential primaries 6. Eisenhower's national head- quarters was accused of railing to appreciate the full potential of the general's "grass roots" popularity. William I. Holbrook, secretary Of "Minnesotans for said Eisenhower's national cam- (Turn to TRUMAN vs IKE, page 2) Highway Crash Injures Five Head-on Collision Causes Loss Five persons were seriously in- jured late- yesterday afternoon when an automobile operated by Mrs. Velma Cerrell Donald, 26, 1005 Frankfort avenue, collided head-on near Lynn Haven with an- other car driven by S. L. Richard- son, 72, 1201 Florida avenue, Lynn Haven. According to the report cf Flori- da State Highway Patrolman Reg- ister Windham, those injured were: Mrs. Donald, who suffered deep lacerations of the face and a bruised knee; Steven Allan Donald, 4, broken right leg; Gray Wayne Donald, 2, multiple bruises; Rich- ardson, broken right collar bone; and Mrs. S. L. Richardson, lacera- tions of the forehead and bruises tothe leg. Windham said that an incom- plrte investigation established that j Mrs. Donald5 was driving on the na- wrong side of the road at the time the collision occurred. It is not known whether she was passing an- other vehicle at the time, but the CIO Jubilant Over Approval Of Pay Boost New Walkout Danger Looms if Industry Turns Plan Down By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON ifl Elated CIO Steelworkers early today accepted a government pay boost proposal and cancelled a week-end strike threat, but a new walkout danger loomed on April 8 if the steel Two" Mexican gunboats brougnt j industry turns down the recom- 'Loy Pistols Down' Shrimp Boats Head Home After Fracas MEXICO CITY shrimo boats ARE back home in Florida, other shrimpers laid their pistols down. Four Florida shrimp beats were on their way home today after being held four days in a Yucatan port on suspicion of poaching in Mexican home waters. A U. S. embassy spokesman said they were released Thursday night and sailed at once from the port of Campeche. them in Sunday. Their release fi- nally was reported after U. S. Ambassador William O'Dwyer con- ferred twice Thursday night with Foreign Secretary Manuel Tello: In Punta Gorda, Fla., crews of three boats, preparing to sail after the seizure, reportedly armed themselves with rifles and shot- state of war with its once bitter foe. The treaty provides that it must be approved by at least seven of 12 nations, all with vital interests in the Pacific. So far it has been approved by five of these, in addition to the United States. They are: Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon and Japan itself. Yet to act are Canada, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Pakistan and the Philippines. The Senate Thursday also ap- proved three Pacifc security pacts the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, and Japan which alministration has said were of equal importance. This big event in Japanese his- who reported he found only two pistols. He confiscated them. There was some speculation the seizure might revive a long-stand- ing dispute between Mexico and the United States over the extent of territorial waters. Plane Crash Fatal to 10 Navy Privateer Down in Texas CORPUS Tex. aboard were believed killed early today when a 4-engine Navy Pri- crashed a few minutes after it took off from Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. Tne officers, two ca- dets and four enlisted aboard. Hours after the crash, which occurred about 1 a. no survivors had been found and no bodies had been recovered. A Navy spokesman said the plane "apparently disintegrated" when it struck the water in a roaring crash. Debris was scat- tered over a wide area and strong surface winds hindered the search for survivors or bodies. At least one plane, flown by Comdr. Frank Screws, NAS opera- tions officer, and Lt. Comdr. B. M- Dyer, plus all available crash boats from the Air Station joined in the search of the crash area. Large floodlights from the shore were trained on the choppy water. It was Dyer, assistant operations cfficer, who first reported the crash of the big craft, called the PrY-2 by the Navy. He said he saw it going down behind the of- ficers' housing area back of the naval base. It had taken off a few minutes before for Alameda, Calif., on a routine training flight. patrolman said that an eyewitness to the accident was to be question- ed. Mrs. Donald is said to have baen I headed north on State Road 77 j while the Richardson vehicle was headed in the opposite direction. Patrolmen estimated the dam- ages to the Donald automobile as Damages to the Richardson car were fixed at No arrests have been made pending a completion of the in- vestigation. The injured were taken to local hospitals by Smith ambulance. tional holiday the arrival of spring. A Foreign Office official said the Japanese "deeply appreciate the effort made by the United States which has brought near the I day of Japan's formal re-entry into i the family of nations." Miami Youth Held In Shooting of His Banker Father MIAMI William George VIooty. 28. was held for investiga- tion today in the shooting of his father, William P. Mooty. 64, banker and owner of the Franklin Press. Detective Earl Owens re- ported. Young Mooty, a Navy veteran, surrendered to police Thursday night after his father was shot through the chest in his printing plant. Witnesses told police the father and son engaged in a lengthy argument in the elder Mooty's private office prior to the shooting. A single bullet passed through the elder Mooty's chest and pene- trated a chair. Mooty, a director of the First National Bank and a member of the Orange Bowl Com- mittee, was expected to recover. Owens quoted young Mooty as saying his father promised him a job as salesman but he was only a truck driver for the printing firm. The Japanese Peace Treaty re- stores the full sovereignty of Japan over its home islands. But she renounces title to Korea, Formosa, and a number. of other islands. Japan agrees to apply for U. N. membership and live peaceably in accordance with U. N. Charter principles. McCarty Hurls 'Lie'AtOdham 41 Veto Messages Target of Talk TALLAHASSEE Dan Mc- Carty carried his campaign for governor into Northeast Florida to- day after hurling the lie 'at a Brailey Odham charge that ap- parently was based on an over sight by a clerk in the secretary of state's office. McCarty had campaign speeches scheduled at Monticello, Greenville, Madison. Jasper. Live Oak. Lake City, Macclenny, Baldwin and Jacksonville. In an address here Thursday night he labeled a "wilful and ma- licious falsehood" statements made by Odham at Miami Tues- day that two 1941 veto messages were missing from the files of the secretary of state and "those ve- toes are skeletons which would be more embarrassing to McCarty than anyone else." McCarty answered by showing an affidavit from Secretary of State R. A. Gray the veto messages have been in his office since they were sent to him by the 1943 Legislature. House Must Face Budget-Cut Test Million Trim Asked on Vet Funds WASHTNGTO NUP) A budget cutting drive in the House faced its acid test a recom- mended cut of in the Veterans Administration's funds. That's the amount the House Appropriations Committee said should be trimmed from the President Truman re- quested for the VA for the year starting July 1. Friends of the VA claim the cut would have a disastrous effect. Rep. Thomas chairman of the subcommittee that wrote the bill, says it wouldn't. Efforts to restore all or part of the committee reduction will be made today when the House resumes consideration of a bill financing the VA and a score of other federal agencies. It chopped the bill substantially Thursday, cutting the public hous- ing program to new units and refusing to restore any of the 174 million dollar committee slash in the Atomic Energy Commission budget. But funds for veterans pose a political problem to House mem- bers in an election year in which all 435 seats are at stake. mendations. Philip Murray's union jubilantly approved a Wage Stabilization i Board (WSB1 plan for settling the steel labor dispute which has been going on since last November. Voted by public and labor mem- ber over stiff industry objections, j it calls for a 3-installment pay boost that will eventually total cents an hour, plus other conces- sions including the union shop. The union had asked for cent hourly pay boosts with other concessions estimated to bring the overall increased costs to around 35 cents an hour. Steel companies gave no imme- diate reaction to the WSB plan. But WSB's industry members ear- ,ier denounced the proposal in a alistering statement as unfair and inflationary. Murray, announcing his fourth delay in strike plans, called for renewed negotiations starting Mon- day with steel companies here and at Pittsburgh. The chief of both the CIO and the million-member steelworkers Union said if no settlement with steel firms is reached by April 4, the unions will give 96 hours no- tice and strike April 8. Thus if the industry refuses to go along with the WSB recommen- dations an eventual strike appears inevitable. The steel firms have claimed all along they could grant no wage boosts unless they were accompanied by compensating price increases. Steelmakers have said an ex- pected additional price al- lowance is too little to cover an- ticipated extra labor costs. The statement of WSB industry members said the proposals are "union appeasement" and esti- mated they would cost the steel industry 30 cents an hour direct added labor costs immediately and eventually 60 cents. These figures were disputed by WSB Chairman Nathan P. Feinsing- er who estimated the WSB's public -labor majority recommendations would cost only about five cents hourly added labor cost, in addition (Turn to WAGES, pape 2) ON TRIAL FOR Mayo (left) gives photographer a disin- terested glance on leaving Bay county courthouse in custody of Deputy Sheriff Rex Padgett during break in his trial, now under way. Mayo is charted with the murder of Constable Wayne Coram last October. Mayo claims he shot the peace officer In self defense. (Staff Charged With Constable's Murder: Jury Is Expected To Receive Ellis Mayo Case During Day BULLETINS Fire Protection Union Official Dies in Crash A Prichard. Ala., union official killed and four vehicles suf- fered an estimated property damage today in a series of re- lated smashups on Coastal High- way No. 30. The fatality was William A. Web- ster. 46. field representative of the AFL International Brotherhood of Papermakers. Webster died in a Pensacola hos- pital more than an hour after his car collided with a produce truck driven by Francis Joseph Butkus, Tampa. Butkus escaped injury The track wrecked in a ditch and blocked the highway 30 miles vest of here. Two other trucks from San Antonio, Tex., slammed Into the wreckage. Several hours were required to clear the road. Commissions Ready to Fight Mosquitoes, Lay Sidewalks Panama City commissioners met i any attention at all to t jointly with Bay Countv commis- i limits." sionefs today to work toward a so- The Commission ordered City lution of several knotty city-county Manager Grady Courtney to make problems. immediate preparation to follow a The meeting resulted to City j city law which emblc.s the city to commissioners instructing the City clear vacant property in the "in- attorney to prepare a resolution I terests of public health" and bill calling "on the State Road Depart-1 the property owner for the expense. Ed Robinson, Jr., Must Stand Trial On Check Charge SANTA ANA, Calif. W G. Robinson Jr.. 19. son of the movie actor, has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of issuing a check with intent to defraud. A Fullerton garage attendant testified Thursday at Robinson's preliminary hearing that the youth gave him a check Feb. 3 and that it was returned, unhonor- ed. Robinson, whose weekly al- lowance was cut off by his father after he eloped to Mexico with a television actress, said his finan- cial difficulties were due to con- fusion over the allowance, which customarily had been paid directly into a bank account. Robinson's lawyer said full resti- tution has been made. The Robinsons have been recon- ciled and the youth is free on bail. COL. MILLIS DIES John Millis, 94, who directed the forti- fication of Corregidor Island in the died Thursday. He was the father of Walter MU- lis, assistant chief editorial writer of the New York Herald Tribune. BLAMES TRUMAN Infla- tion must be halted now or Amer- ica faces an economic catastro- phe, John L. Lacey, American Farm Bureau Federation direc- tor of information said today. On a tour of Florida conferring with newspaper editors and others seeking help in the figrht against inflation, he placed most of the blame on the Truman administra- tion. Prisoner-Trade Issue Continues To Be Stalemate Between-the-Lines Reading Gives Rise To Agreement Hope MUNSAN, Korea Commu- nist truce negotiators indicated to> day they may be ready to com- promise on the deadlocked issue of exchanging prisoners of war. The Reds submitted a formal 2-sentence version of their March 5 plan for trading prisoners. It made no mention of voluntary re- patriation. the only important is- I sue blocking agreement. There is "absolutely nothing new" in the Communist proposal, said Brig.' Gen. William P. Nuck- ols, U. N. spokesman. On the surface, he said, it does nothing to break the deadlock over whether prisoners should have the right to choose whether they are to be repatirated. However, other observers inter- preted what the Communist pro- posal did not say as significant. They said the Reds may want to compromise, but are not ready to say how. The Reds suggested that negotia- tions proceed on the basis of pris- oner rosters exchanged Dec. 18. Under the Communist plan the IT. N. Command would return and the Communists Neither side suggested secret talks to speed agreement. The U. N. Command indicated Thursday it would agree to off-the-record negotiations if the Beds wanted to abandon daily progress reports. A second group of staff officers working on truce supervision ex- changed maps of 10 ports of entry through which troops and supplies will move into Korea during an armistice. The Communist maps failed to show exact areas in which neu- tral inspection teams would be allowed to operate. But the Reds promised to ink in the necessary details overnight. An Allied staff officer said he expects "no in reaching agreement on areas to be inspect- ed. He indicated final details may be worked out Saturday. BY BERNARD O'BRIEN State Attorney Mercer P. Spear said today he expects the Ellis Mayo first degree murder case, to go to the jury this afternoon as the case entered the second day of testimony. The former city policeman and later employe at Tyndall Air Force Base is on trial for the fatal shoot- ing of Constable S. W. Coram last October. The state's closing argument to the jury will be made by Assistant State Attorney Frank Adams and Attorney Fred Turner, who is as- sisting in the prosecution. The defendant testified for ap- proximately one hour near the opening of today's session and 35 more minutes._ In a low voice. Mayo denied he was in West Bay- several hours prior to the shooting on Saturday, Oct. 6, the day Coram was shot. Mayo said he went to I the city went ahead with construc- Chattahoochee by Florida Cab. j tion of a sewer project lift station seeking his wife. Mayo testified she on a pice of property to which he had left home before he got up claims title he would have to that morning, and he wanted to use j change his plans "at considerable the family automobile. Mayo re-j expense.'" Senator Bridges Name Crops Up House Continues Grunewald Probe WASHINGTON name of Sen. Styles Bridges (JPiR.-N. H.) confronted House investigators to- day in their probe of the mys- terious role of Henry (The Dutch- man) Grunewald in the Washing- ton back-stage scene.. Bridges has been linked pre- viously in testimony before a House ways and means subcommittee with a multi million dollar tax case involving a Baltimore whole- sale liquor dealer. Digging deeper into Grunewald's reported interest in the case, the i p_ said, committee today scheduled an ap- j The defendant said he went {o pearance of Hyman Harvey Klein, j his parents' home in Millville the Baltimore dealer against whom i where he found his wife and chil- I dren. Ellis Mayo's testimonv was the government has slapped more g.milar tQ that of his Jack than five million dollars m tax as- Mayo, given Thursday afternoon, i ment. sessments. The case still is pend- j The trip to West Bay was with the i The disputed property lies next ing. intention of taking Kathryn Bullard i to the Holmes Fish Company m Holmes Wants 'Own Property' Has no Intention Of 'Gouging' City J. D. Holmes said today that it turned to Panama City about Holmes and the city collided when the latter began construction of the lift station on a plot of ground which was part of a piece of property on which Holmes al- ready had enreged architects to make layouts for future develop- Brewster matically on Grunewald's tax affairs. In a voluntary committee ap- j Property that a n o t h er person, pearance Sen. Brewster ack-, the de- j Sudduth of Sudduth Realty nowledged he used Grunewald m f d t_ He added that Coram had Company, haa tried to give to tr.e ment to construct sidewalks along Cove Boulevard, and to prepare a Courtney said that all such prop- erty owners would be given ade- second resolution asking that the i quate notice in advance and that if state legislature pass an enabling j the property was not then cleared act which would permit Hie estab- the city would do as the chatter lishment of a city-county fire pro- provides. City Attorney W. L. F-tepatrick and County Attorney Joseph I. Mathis both told the commissioners that the city has no authority to send the city's fire fighting equip- the city Another Killed In Tunisian Riot TUNIS. Tunisia riots took another life in restless Tunisia Thursday night- One man was killed and several others injured by a motorcycle po- liceman who fired into a stone- throwing mob which heaved rocks at streetcars. tection program. Fire Chief Alfred Norris at the same time was instructed to an- swer out-of-city fires only "at his own responsibility." Commissioners also moved to-1 ment outside the city limits. ward a joint city-county mosquito control program after Mayor Carl Gray pointed out that "there are some mosquitoes which don't pay attorneys told members that if the equipment were sent out of the city and a house burned inside the in- SALESMAN5HIP JOB NASHVILLE, Tenn Flor- ida safety official said today the bluest single problem in school safety is that of selling school of- ficials on the need for a pro- gram. Nat Ratnbo. executive di- rector of the Florida Citizens Council in Tallahassee, spoke be- fore a school safety meeting at the fifth annual Governors' Safety Conference- MORE GAMBLERS JACKSONVILLE more occupational f a m b 1 in p stamps were issued today by the collector of internal revenue of- fice, brintrinjr the total to 534. Coram became angrv with Ellis _ Mayo after the constable agreed "soughing'; the city lor a piece of to let Jack Mayo go free on a i driving charge, testified the de- 1950 to funnel into the Re- publican primary campaigns of Sens. Nixon of California and Young of North Dakota. At the time. Brewster was chair- man of the Republican Senatorial j Campaign Committee. It was warned both Mayos to "keep away from West Bay." But Ellis said j he had retorted that "this is a free i i country" and he would eo ;o West j Bay anytime ne wanted to. However. Holmes claims he has been the rightful owner of property since April. 1949. has TO i'T.- Ellis Mayo testified that the of- i ficer said he had an interest in "against the rules" for the com- the "juke joints" and he didn't mittee to take sides in a party want Ellis to be taking the girls primary. Brewster conceded, but away so they couldn't work. It was he did so anyway through Grune- then that constable fired upon EI- (Turn to MAYO TRIAL, page 2) Backed by Ministers Support the Church Campaign Starts Today in News-Herald Eden is Visited By Eisenhower PARIS WXSen. Dwigbt D. Eis- enhower paid a 45 minute call on British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden at the British embassy to- day. The general's office said it was j aware and "courtesy Visit" and would not I body was Fireman Dies in FcU into Tank ALBANY, N. Y. W A locomo- tive fireman died Thursday night in a fall through one of the open- ings of the water tank on a locomotive tender he had just ffllfd. Authorities said James W. Ken- dricks. 45, Ballston Spa. had slipped or fallen while atop a Del- News-Herald readers are invited to turn to page 9 of this edition which contains a full-page adver- tisement of an institution older then America itself- the church. This initial advertisement will be munity shares in the dividends. The News-Herald believes these messages will support the cause of Christianity and the church, r.on- denominationally. honestly and by followed by other ads of a special means of attractive visual appeal series each Friday afternoon for j and compelling script. This series was prepared for publication by E. E. Seister of Strasburg. Va., a newspaper pub- lisher and churchman, with the co- operation of a. number of news- paper editors and church leaders. The Church supporting campaign an indefinite period. The series has the endorsement of toe Bay County Ministerial association. Panama City business firms and institutions view support of the Church as one important means of maintaining a stronger communi- ty. A: within bo'.r.c buildings. :-reec; that a fair pries p -oved title. produced that "the pro- "'ould be well M" property of to construct is on a national sacle. and this VATICAN CITY HEAD DIKS It won't take much time to re- i series of messages is being pub-! view these weekly messages, each lished in no less than 30 states. Hudson tender. The of which is graphically It carries wide endorsement of recovered after the and if these messages induce in- j clergy and lay leaders of all de- W say what bus'fcess was discussed. I water was drained from the tank.terest and action, the whole torn- i nominations. VATICAN CITY The gov- ernor of the Vatican City. March- ese'o Serafir.i. died after an attack of ar.gina pectom. M ;