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   Panama City News (Newspaper) - January 7, 1952, Panama City, Florida                                CIRCULATION PHONE 8585 If You Miss Your Copy of the News or Herald, Call 8585 Before 6 P. M. Daily or 9 A. M. Sunday. PANAM TELEPHONE 8585 Northwest Florida's Most Complete Morning Newspaper WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 98.3 me VOL. 60 EIGHT PAGES DIAL 6013 FOR COURTEOUS AD-TAKER there is a "WANT" for the "UN- WANTED" in the WANT-ADS. (FULL WIRE SERVICE) UNITED PRESS PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, 1952 (COMPLETE SERVICE) NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION PRICE FIVE CENTS Red NEW SCHOOL BOARD counH's new school board has reorganized, with all old members bem? reseated. O H Hobbs is the new chairman, to succeed Brown, and Rea Steele is Shown at the organiyation meet in" are members Rea Steele (extreme Hobbs. Joe B. Rutherford, Mrs. Mamie Ma thews, secretary, Superintendent Thomas Smith and members Steve Brown and J. B. Lahan. (Stafl ic Want Fireworks Ban Enforced Who Beat Him in 1948 Cort Takes Reins from Lynn A strons complaint about "laxi- ty" of enforcing Lynn Haven ord- nances banning fireworks was voiced by Mrs Wade Loftin last nigm at the Lynn Haven City Com- mission meeting Mrs. Loftin whose stand was backed by other Lviin Handles, that the city is subject to "a lot of criticism because of the delinquency heie. People just won't corns hei e because they have heard this bituafon exists." She showed the three fireworks mechanisms bhe said were exploded aiound hei house and under hei cai and said her home was "bombarded" with pyrotechnics during the Chnstmas hohdavs. Major Comissioner J R Flojd, agieemg with Mrs Loftin and otheis who complained about fireworks and fireaims used v.ith- in the cornorate limits, assuied them that the Commission-is confident the situation will be taken care of." He also noted that the Commission has taken a sti-irl wheieby parents aie to be beld responsible for iiolation iu. a of the fireworks ordnance, wnh fines set at S50 and court costs for prosecution In other actions, the Commission agreed to lease the old me de- partment building to Ljnn scouts, congratulated the fire department, unanimously pass- ed a motion to renew membership in the Florida League of Munici- palities and discussed a pioposed ordinance for restiictmg the 1'- censing of firms selling alcoholic beveiages to points at least 50 feet fiom churches and schools. McCarty took over the governorship of the state of Florida today from the man who beat him in 1949 and promised a ''good government house cleaning'' will not be an adminis- tration of 'sounding brass or tink- ling nor one tainted with any kind of McCarty told some persons who gather- ed here for his inauguration at noon, when he formally replaced outgoing Gov. Puller Warren. Warren, one of the state s mast controversial governors, said in a es WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UP) Bep. Robert L. F. S i k e s (D-Fla) said today the Aimy re- cently inci eased the firepower of TT.S. infant! y divisions 6 per cent and that each one now "can plaster the enemy with over pounds of steel a minute Sikes, former chairman of the House subcommittee handling Army appropriations, said this gives the US infantiy more file- power per division than any other army in the world. "Because of recent experiences In Korea he said in a House speech, "the Aimj. has reduced its infantry division by some 700 men but at the same time increased divson firepower by 6 per cent Sikes made the statement in a 3.000 word speech commending outgoing Army Secretary Frank Pace Jr., for "distinguished sei- WASHINGTON. Jan 6 CUP) Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy today made puoiic photographic copies cf two letters in which President Truman ard Sen A. S Mike Mon- ronej (D-Okla) thanked Washing- ton "mjstery man" Henry W. Gi unewala for campaign help. Grunex.ald once a behind-the- scenes figure in capital affairs, is under indictment oil contempt of Congress charges for refusing to ansver questions of the House tax scandal investigating committee. IT one of the letteis, Mr. Truman told Grunewald he was "more grateful than I can say" for "the generous way in which j ou ex- pressed confidence in my leader- snip" duung the 1948 presidential election campaign. Mr. Tiuman did not specifically mention a campaign contribution, but rccoids show that Grunewald contributed S2 600 to the Demo- cratic national committee since I9i7. also show he was an estimator for the Republi- can national committee for 1919 to 1921. In the second letter, which Mc- Carthy sent to the Senate Elections subcommittee Monroney acknowl- edged a S500 contribution by Giunewald to his 1950 Senate pri- mary campaign McCaithy told Grunewald contribution to Mon- roney was solicited and collected by a "very prominent official." He suggested this official might have tne Hatch Act's ban on political activity by federal em- ployes. Robertson. And Davis ted Incumbent H C. Davis Jr. and j J. R Robertson were elected to Lyrm Haven City Commission in a I five-man race for uvo posts yes- terday, unofficial returns showed last night Davis led the balloting- with 193 I votes Rooertson defeated incum- bent Frank P Kelley by seven votes in close balloting that also 1 had Cleatus Langford in conten- tion Rooertson's total was 174 to 167 for Kelley and 165 for Lang- ford. Ray I Browning the fifth aspirant, trailed with 88. A total of 409 voters, 48 per cent of the 840 registered, cast ballots at the City Hall poll. Each voter balloted for two prospective com- missioners. City Manager Lee Curtis said the commission will meet at the City Hall at noon today to officially can- vass the votes. reporters the 'ULLETINS! Woman Charged With Reckless Driving Police yesterday afternoon charged a 44-year-old Panama City woman with leckless driving after the automobile she was operating collided on llth St. near Magnolia Ave. with a parked automobile. The woman was identified by po- lice reports as Vivian Fieeman Bell, 44. 1116 McKenzie Ave. Police said the automobile she driving sideswiped a parked car owned by Jessie W. Mashburn, 37. 305 Wilson Ave. Police Sgt W. Stone and Patrol- man E. Worthmgton estimated total damages were S150. Mercury Climbs To 71 Degrees Temperatures ranged from 49 to 71 degrees in Panama City ester- day Forecast calls for partlv cloudy and mild weather Wednesday, with fresh southerly wLids. Apalachicola river reading at Chattahoochee yesterday was 4.85 feet, falling. Strike Still On NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UP) New attempts to halt a six-day bus strike that has displ-aced 500.000 daily riders collapsed to- daj- and union boss Michael Quill told strikers massed outside city hall that "if neces- iv e still stay on the picket lines until hell freezes over." Mayer Wins PARIS. Wed.. Jan. 7 (UP) Radicai Soci-alist Rene Mayer to- day won National Assembly en- dorsement as premier of France after pledging his government xvould seek modification "of the European Army treaty. Demand Pay Raise NEW YORK, (UP) union officials demanded Tuesday a sruaranteed three per cent an- nual pay raise for rail- road workers to offset production increases brought about by im- proved machinery and methods. Girl Bitten by Dog Must Get Treatment MEMPHIS, Term., Jan. 6 A juvenile court judge tonight ordeied a blue-eved girl attacked by a labid dag to be placed under treatment despite her parents' claim she was "instantly healed" by God. Judse Elizabeth McCain decreed thr.t five-year-old Linda Smith "be madt- a ward of juvenile court and be placed in John Gaston Hospital for anti-rabies treatments." The judge told the parents-. Mr. and Mrs Herbert E. Smith, that "the court respects your beliefs but we must abide by the law for medical attention -to a child that would be neglected if the shots were not given." National Guards March in Parade Panama City's National Guard unit inarched in the inaugru- ration parade yesterday at Tal- lahassee. Mayor Carl Gray of- ficially represented Panama City and many other local citizens attended, including- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cooper, Sheriff and Mrs. Alva Thomas, John Nelson, Ira, Boyd, Hurtis Morrison, Leo- nard Jernigan, Mrs. Frank Peri- cola, John Henry Davis, Ira Hill, B. V. Buchanan, John Pitts, M. B. Miller and others. parting- speech that Florida is in its soundest financial shape in his- tory, with a "tremendous surplus" of in the treasury. Warren and McCarty wearing grey pants, tails and top hats each had kind words for the other, but as the 40-year-old Fort Pierce cit- rus grower-cattleman took the oath of office from Chief Justice H L. Sebrmg of the State Supreme Court, he said: "I wrant us to have a good gov- ernment housecleanmg, the kind all good housekeepers know they should have at home from time to time. "This doesn't mean that all the furniture and furnishings should be broken up and thrown out the win- dow. But it does mean a good air- (Turn to McCARTY, 8) The Panama City Kiwanis Club today will induct its 1S53 officers at the group's 12 15 meeting in the Dixie Sheiman Hotel. Officeis who will take are: Sam Fleming, president' Remus Cook, first vice president; Law- rence B Watson, second vice-presi- dent. Wilfied Vain, treasurer, and Quinton Biuner, secretary. Retiring pesident is W. C. Starling. 1. W. "Woody" Smith, newly elected lieutenant governor of Di- vision Two, will install the officers. Bruner said there will be no noon meeting Jan. 14 since Kiwanis Ladies' Night will be observed at 7 30 p m at the Dixie Sherman. He also asked that club membeis gee their Ladies' Night tickets from him at the meeting tomonow. Outgoing President W. C. Starling yesterday released the repoit of 1952 Kiwanis activities. Among the services perfoimed were: Obtained several movies on agri- culture for school showing, oiga- nized a 4-H Club in Youngstown. contributed S250 to child service center, distributed 3500 in school lunchroom aid checks, fuirushed grocenes for famih of five chil- dren bought S100 v, 01 th of toys for distribution to needy children, aid- ed in Sah ation Army kettle drive and helped in the local Community Chest anve. The Inquiring Photographer BY DUFFY PARISH The NEWS will pay for every timely, interesting- question sub- mitted and used in this column. TODAY'S QUESTION Do you concur in the oft-ex- pressed opinion that money is the root of all evil? THE ANSWERS T. Brannon Copeland, insurance salesman, 1603 DeWitt St- "F r a n k 1 y, old boy, you couldn't prove it by me, since I can't remember having been aiound any of the stuff long enough to learn whether it leads to evil or not. It occurs to me, though, that whether a fellow is rich or poor, ID would be nice to have a few mil- lion in the bank Mrs. Gertrude Stanford, sales- lady, 341 East Ave: "No, I don't ,hmk money is root of all svil. It's the love money, the that leads o evil and is in tself evil. Some 2 MIGs WINNIE by elder Statesman Baruch (right) and Sir Roger Makins, new British Ambassador to the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill walks down a passageway aboard the liner Queen Mary shortly after it arrived in New York harbor, Churchill will meet with President-elect Eisenhower and President Truman during his "holiday" visit to this country. (NEA Tele- Bolivia Nips Revolt in Bud LA PAZ, Boliva, Jan. 6 Government forces today nipped a pre-dawn coup led by the chief of Staff of the Bolivian army. President Victor Paz Estenssoro charged immediattly that the rebels, some of them high officials in his administration, were backed by interests which he expropirated last year. Paz Estenssoro, addressing- a crowd of supporters massed in front of the government house here a few hours after the attempt- ed rebellion, said that the ploters were "true traitors-" in the pay of the tin interests. He said that the attempted coup came as his government had moved far towards the solution on the deadlock over the sale of tin to the United States. NEW YORK, Jan 6 (UP dent-elect Eisenhower today sum- moned his entire 22-member high command to a full-dress pre- maugural confeience here next week to chait the course of his administration. The call to the conference, sched- ulated for Mondaj and Tuesday, went out to Vice Piesident-elect Richaid M. Nixon, nine cabinet members and other top appointees. The secretaries of Air Force and were not invited James C. Hagerty. Eisenhower's press secretary, announced it would be "the first full meeting of the new administration -cof the people happiest I have Many Seeking Tax Exemptions Long lines of Bay countv nroper- ty owners filed into County Tax Assessor Geinld Conrad's office here yesterdav to tuin m applica- tions for Homestead Tax tions Conrad estimated late yesterday afternoon that moie than 350 forms had been filed during the day. He said that he and his thiee assistants had been kept busy all day by the rush business. The Homestead law entitles prop- erty owneis to exemption from tax on the first S5.000 of value on their propei ty. aver known were pooi, just enough money to secure the necessities of life." E. E. Hendley, policeman. 2203 East Sixth Ct: "I don't know but what it may be at that. In rny business I've seen a lot of people be- come overnight guests of the city because the} weie a little too free with their money. However, money is the best thing I've seen yet to get a fellow out of the into in which he was led by his money." Mrs. Ss'lic McLean, saleslady, 1014 C a 1 houn Ave: "I'll tell you one thing. If you Woman Publisher Reopens Her Padlocked Plant with Hacksaw SUMMIT, Mary D. Cain, whose week- ly newspaper was padlocked by the government after she refused to pay social security taxes on herself, reopened her plant Tuesday with a hacksaw. The attractive, middle aged editor said she would go to jail be- fore paying the S42 in back taxes, which she called "un-American, Winnie to Dulles, J NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UP) Prime Minister Winston Churchill followed up his talks with Presi- dent-elect Eisenhower today by setting a meeting with the two U S foreign policy experts who will be closest, to the British government during the next four years. Continuing what he has called his ''scouting expedition" of the new administration, Churchill ar- ranged to meet tonight with John Foster Dulles, who will be Eisen- hower's secretary of state, and Winthrop W. Aldrich, who has been named ambassador to Britain The British Information Service announced tonight's meeting and the three men were expected to discuss some matters considered by Eisenhower and Churchill Mon- day night. lidn't have it a lot of r o u b 1 e you couldn't get into, out I still don't .hint money is nne root of all evil despite its reputation. Uiieie'd be plenty of evil around if money had never been invented." THP.EE GRASS FIRES Three grass fires and a flooded heater were reported to Panama City firemen yesterday, according to fire department reports No damage resulted in any of the cases Food Handlers' Program Active A total of busboys and 190 unconstitutional and immoral She mailed the padlock, chain and seal which a revenue agent had attached to her paper's dcor to James L Enochs, internal revenue director in Jackson. She dared him to have her thrown out of the plant and said that otherwise the Summit Sun "will go out as usual" on Thursday. "I'm fighting mad and although I'm really sick with a fever I'm determined to fight this thing to a she said "I'm thinking about getting me a shotgun just in case the Gestapo cornes back The case recalled that of Vivien Kellems. Connecticut cable grip manufacturer who refused to with- hold taxes on her emoloyes. The government put a hen on her prop- eity and attached her bank account. A federal judge luled she had to pay the taxes but a jury decided she did not have to pay penalties. Mrs. Cain lefused last March to pay S42 m social secunty taxes for 1951. She paid income taxes for that year but refused to fill in that poition of her foim for self- cooKs, waiters. I employement social security. She r- _Vl Ci firf T VC: other food-handlers were certified during 1952 in the Bay County Food-Handlers' Train- ing Program, Dr. A. F. Ullman, director of the county Health De- partment, reported yesterday. Six schools were held during the year at which the restaurant and lunchroom workers were taught health and sanitation practices by Dr Ullman and Food Sanitarian J. E. Wamwnght. The schools were m session for three two-houis per- iods in February, April, June. July, October and December. Total at- tendance was 689. During 1951, 326 food-handlers were certified in two schools. The permanent program began in December 1951, when Dr. Ull- man and Wamwnght held a dem- onstration course for restaurant op- erators and managers The Health Department estimates there are 216 food-serving establish- ments m the county, employing 800 to 1.000 workers. Lost His Fare e Driver's Lucky or BY CHABLES DAW Robert Dorman's fare was a nice The Panama City cab driver was so impressed that he broke his own long-standing rule and consented to take his smooth-talking passenger to Bronson, a small city between Gainesville and Cross City. He was still nice when the FBI moved in and nabbed him. "I'm he told Dorman. "I guess we both lose." For the Panama Citian, it was an unexpected climax to strange affair which began early Sunday- morning when Dorman received a call to pick up a passenger at a local drive-in restaurant. The passenger, Dormans says, turned out to be a young, tall, good-looking man who told the cab- bie he was a member of the In- ternal Revenue Department on of- ficial business. Who he actually was Dorman still does not know. He was dressed neatly but he needed a shave. been out on the road." he explained to the can operatoi. "I'm checking trucks for moon shine Then he told Dorman that he had to report to the Courthouse in Bron- son that dav. "We'll just be thcie 20 or 30 minutes." he said, "and then we'll start back this way Dorman was sold. "I usually won't make an out- of-town trip until I tee the money." Doiman said, "but I never doubted that I would get my fare for this one." In Tallahassee, however. Dorman was momenta nly puzzled His fare obviously knew the area well But he deliberately directed the cab driver from the usual route. He later guided the Panama Citian back onto the right highw ay however, and Dorman's suspicions were erased. They made two or three stops, although the passenger seemed to be in 3. hurry. i At one stop, the fare tried to make a long-distance call to Bron- son. When he could not get through, he told Dorman they would try at the next town. All the while. Dorman's unknown aassenger continued to talk glibly, Dorman like a job with the FBI? It could be arranged. They would pick up a couple of sacks of fruit in Bronson for Dorman's family. No trouble at all. And he appeared to be honestv itself. At one time, Dorman stopped the car and went inside a gasoline sta- tion. When he returned" his passen- ger was gone. So were the car keys. Both reappeared shortly. The smooth-talker had also left the car. He took the keys with him as a precautionary measure. It was not until they were stop- ped by a group of state Highway Patrol. FBI, and county enforece- ment officers that Dorman knew of the frantic search which had been conducted for him and his fare. Less than an hour after they had left Panama City local pohce were called from the cential Florida city and asked to attempt to locate the fugitive He had called, they said, from a Panama City drive-m, and said that he was coming in to give himself up. Local police checked the source of the call, then traced the man's j activities until thev found he had hired Dorman. That touched off a state-wide hunt for the cab driver and his not-so- nice passenger. Dorman still hasn't gotten his fare. But maybe he's pretty lucky. The police who finally overtook him. as he turned at the direction of his passenger from the main highway onto a secondsry road, felt his fare had had a change of mind and was deliberately attempt- ing to get the driver lost. Then. said at the time that she Droposed to test the tax's constitutionahj. She closed her bank account, sold the newspaper title to her niece for SI, legally declaied her husband not responsible for her debts and went back to work undei a contract specifying that no por- tion of her salary would be de- ducted for social security. She Treasury Secietary John Snyder she intended to force j the federal government to jail her and thereby e her grounds for a constitutional test of trie program She received several routine "tax I due" notices during 1952, each of i which she rejected W4th an angry blast. Federal agent Aoc Turner applied the padlock, chain and seal and tacked up the seizure notice on the Sun's fiont door terday. He had tiled but failed to j serve restraining papers on Mr and Mrs. T. H Butlei, paier.ts o: the niece, Marj Lou Butlei. to whom Mrs. Cam sold the title Miss Butler is a journalism student at I the University of Mississippi The notice a-i oided ment.on cf j social security. It specified that the newspaper plant and equipment I were being: seized "by vntue of a warrant for distiamt issued by tne duector of internal revenue, dm- I sion of Mississippi I "My anger got me out of bed and. with the help of a small i within three minutes I had tne chain sawed in two had rippect tne (Turn to PUBLISHER. S) TOKYO. Wed. Jan. 7 (UP) _ Allied arplanes flattened a big Communist supply center in the Yalu Valley on :he doorstep of Manchuria Tuesday and damaged two MIGs in air battle. More than 100 fighter-bombers smashed with explosives, bullets and ilammg jellied gasoline the Red storehouse 30 miles from the frontier and just below the gate- way city of Kanggye. A few hours earlier U. S. Super- forts blasted a 100-acre supply depot at Cnangjm. on the outskirts of the capital city of Pyongyang. The airmen estimated they de- stroyed or damaged 130 buildings, five machine shops and two ware- houses. Outnumbered three to one, four prowling Sabre jets of the U. S. 51st Wing spotted a MIG squadron over the northwest Korean area of Sakchu, and damaged two. Other fighter-bombers Hammer- ed at Communist strong points just behind the battle line. They report- ed they knocked out nine Commu- nist gun positions and 40 troop bunkers. An estimated 200 ChinesB troops attacked South Korean positions on the slopes of Jane Russell Hill in the central mountains above Kum- hwa. After two hours of fighting the Reds fell back, leaving 31 ol their dead on the field. EDEN PESSIMISTIC LONDON, Jan. 6 Secretary Anthony Eden said to- night he could see no early end to the Korean war and challenged the sincerity of Soviet Premier Josef Stalin's expressed desire to help end the fighting. Eden, in a nationwide broadcast on foreign affairs, made an un- usually bitter attack on Russia and her satellites, calling them butch- ers populated by machines, not men. He lashed the "sordid" treason trials there and said he feared the Communists may be opening new Jewish pogroms like those of Adolf Hitler. "We have got to see this he said. "But the sacri- fices are heavy, especially for the United States, and not one of us wants to see the fighting continue a moment longer than it must." to ice foters Entire membership of the Cfty Commission will face the voters squarely in the near future. In the past, two those from Wards H and IV have been forced to sit with their backs to the audience during Commission meetings. As a result, members of the au- dience often have complained that they could not hear enough during the sessions to know what was go- ing on. The situation will be remedied, however, officials hope, by re- placing the old. rectangular table around wnich Commissioners sit with a new-style, horseshoe-shaped table wnich faces the audience. Commission members, the city manager and city cleric, will be grouped around the outer edge of the table so that everyone is facing the audience and will he heard moie clearly. City Manager Grady Courtney said late yesterday he has already oidered construction of the table to besin and that it should be ready w hen the Commission meets in reg- ulai session Jan. 13. Annual Audit Delayed a Week City Clerk Leon Maim? s-aid es- i terdav afternoon that start of the j city's annual audit has been i ed one week by the illness o; a I member of the auditing firm The audit by D. A Smith and i Company. Jacksonville had been scheduled to start Monday Mithis said he has been notified" tnat rhe firm will be ready to begin wort next Monday. He said the delay will also re- sult m postponement in switching the city's bookkeeping set-up to a system of budgetary accounting. Day in Congress WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UP) ConsriesB today: Senate and House met in joint to count electoral votes from the Nov 4 election and formallv declare Dwignt D. Eisen- hov f tre next President. ousters. Tne Senate open- ed cieoate on an all out doomed oropof-al to tish'en rules agatnst filiousterp. The new Senate GOP leadership ard Soutr.era Demo- crats weie confident they could defeat IT tomorow. crpshfv Air Force offi- tola House Armed Services Committee invest.gators there was no eviaence ot saootage in tne re- cert o: military plane Tr.fj clamed pilot error in c. iCs-. T.delanot Sen. Lister Kill said he any at- temp: by the adminis- tration -0 cairy oy a campaign piedire to return the off-shore lands to srtes Rep Wright Patman iD-Tex) called for an early vote toward thai er.d Government spending: Sen. Hariv F Byrd (D-Va) said the eminent will have piled up more than in un- spent funds by July 1 and said Congress has lost control of the federal pursestrings. He urged the Eisenhower administration to re- view the situation.   

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