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Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 2, 1952, Panama City, Florida TIDE TIMES High' p'm- Low- 3-m- _......High, p.m. Low, a.m. Apalachicola River Reading a't Chattahoochee Yesterday: .53 feet, falling. WEATHER Partly cloudy, not much change Sunday; gentle to northeast winds. VOL. 1 TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 98.9 me TELEPHONE 8585 ASSOCIATED PRESS (FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE) PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1952 Dune NcQ Veteran Tax Assessor, World's Most Beautiful Beaches NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION (COMPLETE SERVICE) D. G. (Dune) McQuagge.. Bay county tax assessor for nearly 20 years, a local hospital esrlv last night. He had suffered a heart attack earlier in 'the day. A native of Bay county. Mc- Quagge would have been" 65 on Nov. 25. He first took office as tax assess- or here in 1932. He was subseq- uently re-elected to four more terms. He would have besun a fifth term next January. McQuagge was born in 1838 on Econfina creek in what was then Washington county. He attended UNITED PRESS (FDLL WIR3 SERVICE) PRICE TEN CENTS ers NEW grade schools in the same countv Dwisht and graduated from the extension division of the University of rio-- ida in 1915. He served as county agent of Washington-Bay county circuit for four years. For six years prior to 1925 he was overseer for a Lee county, YORK. Nov. 1 D. Eisenhower, nearing the end of a 51.000 mile, fatiguing rampais'n promised tonight to pro- tect the American worker against "the consequences of depres- sion and joblessness." Eisenhower issued a 10-point resume of what he regarded as the basic issues of his campaign. Ga., plantation. He returned to 1 Following- Bay county in 1925 and became a a last-minute nationwide radio salesman with Me- and television appearance from appearance 10 p.m. The GOP nominee flew to New York today from Chicago. Some of his campaign strategists wanted him to make a last stab at. Call- candidate real estate ........_ Knight Realty Company and Man- New Yor'-- "at jet Brothers. He later moved to Chimey where he managed a store and" later was operator of a sawmill and lumbe'- v, !fornia but the in 1928 he returned a second time vetoed this idea and returned to to Bay county and was associated j his campaign headquarters I at various times with Cook Motor Meantime, Gov. Sherman Adams -Nelson Chevrolet Com- j of New Hampshire, chairman of Folks Motor Company, and I the campaign advisorv staff for I I Eisenhower, predicted that the GOP nominee would win a "sweep- ing in popular and electoral nvades cores Infla VOTERS, DO NOTBE MISLED BY ANTI-SCHOOL DRIVE (An Editorial) A scare campaign designed to defeat the school buildirm amendment, No. 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot, is being conducted in X londa by a group which calls itself a taxpayers' infor- mation association, but which evidently is using that name to cloaK its real purpose. Broadsides being sent throughout the state include two large sheets, printed and distributed through the mails at I CLi se n rit Gommnist Baroness (right) holds a copv of the Panama City- as she cnats with News-Herald Managing- Editor Toni Ververka (center) and Mrs Cecfl ley, wife of the News-Herald publisher, just after the baroness arrived at Municipa airport here Here Given Baroness Stacke Reception on Her Visit Here dberg 11 Amendments Up Florida Voters Go To Polls in Tuesday Election precedent-shattering presidential cam- paign sends more than Florida voters to the polls Tues- day with both Democrats and Republican's predicting thev Baroness C. Stackelberg. noted Washington lecturer and world traveller, arrived here James Parish Carrier Of Week Fifteen-year-old James Neill Par- ish, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Duffy Parish, 406 Hamilton Vvenue. yes- terday became the fourth and final winner in the Carrier Of The Week will collect the 10 electoral votes at stake. Campaign interest was heightened by visits from both party candidate .for the first time in the state's history. Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, first, then Democrat Adlai Stevenson. They pointed up that the Dixie peninsula, rapidly filling up with transplanted north- erners, is the "doubtful" column for the first time since 1928 when Florida gave its electoral votes to Republican Herbert Hoover. Democrats outnumbered Republi- cans 10-1 on the record registration list of voters. But the cont-est sponsored by the Panama Democrats will be permitted !.o vote Clty News-Herald. a split-ticket and strong efforts of the "Democrats for Eisenhower" clubs throughout the state indicated many would. Four contested congressional races and 11 proposed constitutional amendments was a further drawing card for voters. Secretary of State R. A. Gray forecast 60 per cent of those registered would cast bal- lots. The state also elects_a governor with a landslide predicted for the Democratic nominee, Dan McCarty of Fort Pierce, over Republican j Harry Swan of Miami Shores. Even when the state "went Republican" for Hoover, the GOP candidate for governor was badly beaten. Four years ago, Florida gave Saturday visit. The attractive wife afternoon for a one-day of a Wash- President Truman a strong plural- ity. But the combined vote for Rep- (Turn to Page 2) In addition to the S20 cash prize won by James Neill yesterday was a pair of field glasses won by the young salesman several weeks ago as leading farrier. The daily and weekly contests among the carriers were promoted by the circulation department of the News-Herald in connection with with the daily Morning News, which will officially begin publication to- morrow morning. However, two complimentary edition of the new morning daily have already rolled off the News-Herald presses. "Although it was not possible for all carriers to win a prize, every one of them has done an ing job .anr3 an important role in the organization and distri- bution of a new daily newspaper." News-Herald Circulation Manager Howard Railey declared yester- day guest of honor_ following her ar- rival at a reception given at the Cove hotel by the Civic Round Table, an organization composed of representatives of all Panama City civic clubs. Baroness Stackelberg's weekly. Washington column about Florid- ians in the nation's capital appears in seven papers including the Panama City News-Herald and five other John H. Perry newspapers. She is in Panama City at the special invitation of John H. Per- ry. The widely read writer is a na- tive of Oregon. She attended Ore- gon State University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1932 she .vent with her hus- band to China, where she lived for 10 years. After the Japanese at- tack on Pearl Harbor and the fall of Singapore, she was held prison- er by the Nipponese for seven months. She was exchanged in June, 1942, and began lecturing on Oriental in 1944. Her last visit to Panama City was in that year. She was married to Baron Stack- elberg in 1945, and began writing her column about four and a half years ago. The baroness finds her .work a fulltime job. When "--ngress is in session, she says, she relies heavily on tips by Mrs. Spessard Holland and Mrs. George Smathers and the wives of Florida congressmen for infor- mation about Florida visitors to the capital. During the off season, however, the lull when officials have return- ed to their homes in Florida, she sometimes finds the going rough, and it takes hours of telephoning and party-going to gather material "or her entertaining column. In the past two years, she has visited Berlin, Vienna, Munich, and cities in England, France, Mexico and Cuba. She goes from here to Pensaco- a. then to New York where she will attend a birthday party 'or columnist Bob- Considine back to Washington, and then Nov. 14 to Atlanta. a local service station. McQuagge was a lulins elder in Wallace Memorial Presbyterian church for the past 15 years" and a former member of -the board of deacons. He was a member of the Ma- sons, Shriners, Elks, and Moose, and a past president of Florida Tax Assessors' Association, Survivors include: the Mrs. Lulia Barrett McQuagge: a daughter, Marilyn Inez McQuaage, San Francisco; two sons, PI. Save' ly, chief clerk in the tax assessor's and James G. M-Quagge, inspector with Florida State Bev- erage Department; a tvother, Dan Gillis McQuagge, Wr.'p o' will Grove. Wiggins, Mis-.; and two sis- ters, Mrs. Duncan Blue, Chipley and Mrs. oway. Funeral William A. Blue, Cail- arr- ngements are in- "The present administration and its hand-picked candidate are des- perate and will stop at nothing to try to remain in Adams said. "They have placed their last of victory on the bosses of their corrupt, big city machines. The orders have gone out to try to And the bosses are all set to try it. "But the American people will defeat them and the smear artists on election day." Appearing on the television show were Lewis W. Douglas, former ambassador to Great Britain; Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby, co-publisher of the Houston (Tex.) Post; Sarah Delano Roosevelt, grand- complete uig arrival -of --Miss [daughter .of the late President, and McQuagge from California. wil- now a student at Vassar College; son Funeral Eome is in charge. D- G. MCQUAGGE dies unexpectedly j Kenneth C. Royall, former Army secretary; and Harold E. Stassen, former governor of Minnesota and now president of the University of Pennsylvania. The 10 basic points outlined by Eisenhower included his pledges in behalf of racial equality, main- tenance of social gains and the restoration of "integritv and con- (Turn to IKE, Page 2) Strong in Dixie DOTHAN, (Special) float depicting Panama City water sports took second prize here Sat- urday in Class B competition at the National Peanut Festival pa- rade. The float was entered by Pan- ama City Chamber of Commerce. It was ridden by Miss Jean Biggs, Panama City, and two Do- than queens. Miss Carolyn Kirk- land and Miss Mary Jean O'Neal. The float was immediately pre- ceded by the high-stepping Bay Hign school band. No band awards were made. Named 1952 Peanut Festival ueen was Miss Shirley Shivers, 16-year-old Enterprise, Ala., high school student. Miss Totsye Dismukes. 17, Elba, NASHVILLE, Term. pres- Ala" and Miss Gloria Early, also lential popcorn poll indicates that. 17- Samson, Ala., were runnersup. The new queen was crowned by Popcorn Poll Says Ike to Win Election idential popcorn poll indicates that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Re- publican presidential candidate will win the Nov. 4 election and will .ake three states from the "Solid South." hower Michi" j Aftemoon activities included a 3 gan. Ohio. North New ?'m' show at WireSrass stadium York. Nebraska, Missouri. Ken- tucky. Kansas, Iowa, Indiana. Flor- i Miss America. Last year's Peanut Festival queen. Mary Alice Cara- way, Enterprise, pinned the ban- j ner on the new regent and handed I heavy cost, bringing in every extraneous subject possible an attempt to frighten the voters into abandoning thei- chil- dren and their school housing needs bv voting Against the amendment. We do not know all who are back of such a campaign of misrepresentation, but we feel reasonably certain that tne interests which are. want to grab off more earmarked luncis for themselves without thought of the consequences to public education of the children of Florida and of what it means to the future of the state. We cannot continue to grow and prosper if we cannot properly educate our chil- dren and furnish at least average schools for newcomers who wish to settle in Florida. The broadside claims that the amendment would center more power in Tallahassee, which it will not. It claims the homesteads amendment might be repealed in an effort to scare home owners.- This, of course, cannot be done unless the people vote to have it repealed, and they never will. It attempts to scare teachers, even, by saving it would jeopardize a raise in salaries for them, if sees higher taxes for schools, loss of "home even an advance of social- ism. All of these charges are baseless and would be ridicu- lous if they might not mislead some credulous persons into believing them. As a matter of fact, the amendment does not give any more authority to Tallahassee state officials than they now have. It merely enables counties, if their local school boards desire it, to have bonds issued against the money they re- ceive annually through the Minimum Foundation School Law so they may build the buildings they need now. It calls for no more taxes. It does earmark a portion of the motor vehicle license tax revenue for 30 years to assure continuance of the capital outlay school fund. This- would require only about one-third of this revenue, which now goes into the general fund 'from which school appropria- tions are made. Because it earmarks this portion of the motor vehicle revenue, some road and motor vehicle interests are fight- ing it. They forget that every cent that goes for roads in Florida now is earmarked. This includes the 6 cents of the gasoline tax, which brings in about million, the 7th cent of the gas tax, which brings in about million and about 25 million in federal aid funds. Highways get the largest slice of the Florida tax dol- lar, more than 18 per cent. Welfare gets the second largest slice, more than 15 per cent, and schools come third with more than 14 per cent. All of the highway and the wel- fare funds- are earmarked. Schools must come from the general fund, made up of revenue from racing, beverage, sales and miscellaneous, taxes and the auto license tags, with some federal aid money for health, vocational and training. Now, because the schools are asking a small part of the license revenue be earmarked for school buildings to house our children who are overflowing our buildings and at- tending double sessions, some selfish interests are fighting the move. The Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers, along with many other organizations, have endorsed the amend- ment to provide school buildings. This amendment was re- commended by the Florida Advisory Council on Education and it was drafted -by Florida lawyers who have taken a leading role in assisting the public schools of the state, Velma Keen and Sen. Leroy Collins, both of Tallahassee! assisted by the State Attorney General's office. It has no mandatory provisions. No county has to issue bonds if it does not want to. It is entirely permissive, but it offers a way to catch up on our school building law at low interest rates and without any additional taxes or appropri- ations and with no surrender of local control of schools. We hope that the voters, who have shown time after time their desire to support public school education, will not allow themselves to be fooled by propaganda which has no basis in fact. EXROUTE WITH STEVENSON Adlai E. Stevenson in- vaded the home state of Sen. "Robert A. Taft oi Ohio today and said he offers the An-.ericejj jxople only ''the long hard expensive way to peace." He sale! this was the only sure road to jaie. Slamming at what he called the "false promises" of the Republi- cans. Stevenson hammered at the theme he could not promise "deep and immediate" cuts in taxes or promise to bring the troops home quickly from Korea. Talking to a crowd at Alliance, O., which Police Capt. A. M. Barn- house estimated at 2.0CO, the Demo- cratic candidate defended the Dem- ocratic party's foreign policies and the decision to fight in Korea. He asserted the cost of interna- tional co-operation is will be worth the price if it pre- vents a third world war with its thi-eat of atomic destruction.-'-Ste- venson added: "I say to you that we need have no fear of the ulti- mate outcome The Communist threat and the world will move gradually, but certainly, toward the peace and security that all mankind dreams for." The candidate then opened an oblique attack on Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower by saying: "We don't promise deep and im- mediate cuts in taxes. That could I only be achieved by cutting our defenses. "We do not promise to bring your young men home quickly from Ko- rea. That could only be achieved by surrendering what our soldiers have fought to 'win. "In other words, instead of easy but false promises we offer the long, hard, expensive way to peace.' And it is the only way to (Turn to ADLAI, Page 2) Vote Seen County Tuesday's general election is ex- pected to attract the largest crowd in this county's voting history Over 19.000 voters have registered. Democrats and Republicans for the first time are carrying on an active campaign in the county The Democratic Executive and the Eisenhcwer-for-President club, an organization composed of both Democrats and Republicans, have had rallies, and have estab- lished local headquarters. General Eisenhower is expected 10 get the largest vote ever given a GOP candidate in Bay county but the Democratic camp main' tains that their Dover. nor Stevenson, will carry the coun- ty- The candidates and proposed lo- cal acts and state amendments are all ou one ballot and the voters can mark their tickets for a mixture of parties. However, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates -'nnot be separated. A voter cannot vote for the presidential nominee of one party and vice-presidential nominee of another. Bav county's 52 precinct polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. nnd candidates and their workers arc prohibited from soliciting votes wirhin a 100 yards of the polls. Intoxicating beverages can not be Fold during the 12 hours the (Turn to VOTERS, Page 2) on hjs Tennessee Ramblers. for floats were made at Stevenson will pick up the elec- repeatedV" in Illinois, ida, and Arkansas toral votes Alabama, i Tile Ball was af Q r, m Inflation and Assailed By Te though by less than 1 per cent in the latter two. Poll officials make no predictions for the remaining states since, thev say, returns do not indicate a defi- nite state-wide trend. JAMES PARISH carrier of the week. Nixon Birthday Party Monday Dr. J. M. Nixon's big birthday party will be held at 7 p.m. Mon- day at Lions Park. The babies delivered by the be- loved family doctor will pay their respects to Dr. Nixon at the gi- party. He has officiated at more than 5.000 births. Tne in- vitation to the gathering also is for the friends of the physician and surgeon. Dr. Nixon came to Bay countv in 1913 and practiced in the coun- i ty except for the time he was in World War One. His first office was at Lynn Haven and" later Millville. After the war Dr. Nixon had his office in Bay Harbor and in City. Mrs. Clyde Blackwell and Mrs. chestra furnished music. Congressman 'B. Carroll Reece Other float awards went to: of Tennessee here last night attack- Class A FVW. and "Belle of Class B Negro Fed- eration of Colored Women and Panama City; Class C strom Union company and Life Un- derwriter's Association. Two Local Brothers Become Fathers Two Days Apart Two Panama City brothers be- came fathers here last week. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Arrant. 2708 Seventh- Ct, became the parents of a daughter Monday while Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Arrant" 517 Cactus St., had a son born Wedensday. Both babies were bom in Bay Memorial hospital. D. W. Arrant is a construction worker at St. Joe Paper Company and his broth- er is a Standard Oil Company em- ploye. Eisenhower Backed By Tarnpa Tribune TAMPA. Fin., Nov. 1 Tampa Tribune, which backed a Republican for president since it was founded in 1895. today endorsed Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Tribune declared the Demo- cratic Party has become a "party of self seekers, exploiters, influ- ed what he termed reckless spending in the federal govern- ment, high trxes. inflation and Com munist influence in the Democratic- administration. The statement were made during an Eisenhower for-President rally at the court j house. I "The important thing is to get j installed at the head of the 1 I ernmcnt a man who can clean never has Ilouse-" snid lhe former National Republican Committee chairman. "And you can't clean house by pui tion a new handle on an -'old' broom." added Congressman Reece. General Eisenhower has the wL1 and ability to end the war. the speaker stated. An armistice Roy Laird Recovering From Attack of FSu Roy Laird, manager of Credit Bureau of Panama. Citv. is rncov- Charue Powell are co-chairmen of j ering at his home. 339 Cove Blvd.. the party. from an attack of flu. ence peddlers, favor sellers, creep- ing socialists, labor agitators'pinks and parasite, bis citv bosses, South 'Rrlli be signed when the leadership haters, big spenders and high tax- I in Washington is feared by the the Communists. Rep. Reece stressed. j "You never had it so good." is i the battle cry of the Democrats. remarked the speaker. those drafted and serving in Korea have I had it better." i Then. Congressman Reece corn- Co u n t y Democratic executive j pared grocery prices. He related committee will have an important that he recently carried two bags groceries to the car for Mrs. ers. or the CIO and ADA party of toe war deal." County Democratic iCornmiffee to Meet i J. Monday at a.m. at of CrmrchewH's office. (Turn to REECE, Page 2) GOP LEADER Rev. A. K. Srhoi-k pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, introduced Cons- K. Carroll Keccc. of Tennessee, who addressed the Eisenhower-fnr-Prcsidcnl rally last nigrbt at the Bay county courthouse (Staff