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   Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 3, 1952, Panama City, Florida                                lo to the Polls Oh Tuesday, Nov. 4 VOL. 3 TELEPHONE 8585 -L W W VU TWELVE PAGES (FULL WIRE SERVICE) UNITED PRESS Northwest Florida's Most Complete Morning Newspaper PANAMA CITY, WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 38.9 Up-To-Minute News Of World Events Demo Strategists See Strengthened Grip In Congress By REX CHANEY United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 stragetists predicted tonight they will strengthen their grip on both houses of Congress in next Tuesday's national elections. Re- publicans countered that they will win control of the of Representatives by a dozen or more seats and will capture control of the Senate by a slender Chinese Troops Force Koreans From Ridge-Top By ROBERT VERMILLIOX United Press Staff Correspondent TOKYO, Mon.. Nov. 3 Chinese Communists drove South Koreans off Jane Russell Hill Sun- day and then stopped three ROK assaults on nearby Triangle Hill with artillery, grenades and point- blank machine gun fire. The double Chinese victory gave the enemy control of three of the four knobs of the sprawling Tri- angle Hill mass that overlooks a central Korean invasion route to- ward Seoul. The Allies captured all four peaks just 21 days ago. The most spectacular fighting k, of the day came when the South r Koreans fought their way up Tri- angle Hill under cover of a j (Turn to CHINESE, Page 2) j Funeral Service For McQuagge To Be Wednesday Funeral services for D. G. CDunc) McQuagge, 63, who died Saturday night following a heart attack, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Wallace Memorial Presbyterian church. Services are being delayed pend- ing arrival of a daughter. Miss Inez McQuagge, San Francisco Calif. Officiating during the service will be the Rev. Richard Scoggins. Burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery w 11 h Wilson Funerah Home in charge of arrangements. The county tax assessors illness and death came unexpectedly. He would have been 64 on Nov. 25. Long identified with public office, j Mr. McQuagge first became Bay county tax assessor in 1932. He subsequently was re-elected to four additional terms and would have begun a fifth next January. Born at Econfma, in what then Washington county but later became a part of Bay county, Mr. McQuagge attended Washington county schools and later was gradu- ated from the extension division of the University of Florida. He had served variously as coun- ty agent of Washington-Bay circuit. margin. Privately some party leaders on both sides confessed to the possi- bility of .spin control of the 33rd Congress if Dwight D. Eisenhower wins the White House on a close presidential vote. If }.hat should happen it would be the first time in 36 years that a new President began a new ad- ministration with a divided Con- gress. Woocirow Wilson had a Dem- ocratic Senate but a Republican House in 1916. A victory by Democratic presi- dential nominee Adlai E Stevenson almost certainly would mean a Democratic House and Senate. The Democrats now nave a 49 to 46 majority in the Senate, counting Sen. Wayne L. Morse of Oregon as an independent. Morse resigned from the GOP to support Stevenson for the presidency. The Democrats control the House v.ith 230 members. The Republi- cans hold 200 seats, four are vacant and one is held by an independent Rep. Frazier Reams of Ohio. Sen. .Earle C. Clements chairman of the Democratic sena- torial campaign committee, said the Democrats would wind up with at least 54 seats in the new Senate, compared with the 49 thev now hold. He predicted Democratic candi- dates would unseat Republicans in Washington, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Missouri, Indiana and Mas- sachusetts. Clements said Democrats have a good chance of picking up six other Senate seats now held by Wisconsin (Turn to DEMO, Page 2) BE SURE TO VOTE (An Editorial) Since you have an interest in your country's welfare Tuesday is the day on which you must help vour fellow citizens dedde who should be our next 4-year leader If vou have been taking an interest in the political news and drawn definite conclusions therefrom and believe in one candidate or the other, then by all means go to the polls and express that choice. If you are undecided, perhaps the following suggestions would be helpful. If you are concerned about having an ex-mihtarv man as a leaaer, then vote Democratic. If you are a Democrat and believe in the Partv for the Party s sake, then vote for the Democrats. If you feel that the New Deal party saved the counts- twenty years ago and that they should be rewarded then vote for Stevenson. If you believe in further concentration of power into the Federal Government, then vote for the Democrats. If on the other hand you are concerned about the close association of Stevenson and our present leaders with the convicted Alger Hiss and others, then perhaps it is better to get rid of them. If you feel that an end must come to inflation and devaluation of the dollar and that New Deal theories will not bring an end to these trends, you had better vote for Eisenhower. If you feel that the Nixon Fund is worse than the Stevenson fund, then vote for Stevenson. If you think that it is not as bad, then vote the Ike-Nixon ticket. If you believe that the Administration committed a criminal blunder by telling our enemies that we would not defend Korea and then getting us into a war by defending it. you should vote to get rid of that administration. If the recent exposures of crime, corruption and com- munism in high government positions irk you, then vote for a change. If you feel that it was criminal for the politicians to lose the peace after the Armed Services fought so hard to win it. then by all means vote for the General who did the most to win the Victory so that he can win the Peace for us. Whatever your decision, please take an interest. These are days that need you. FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1952 ENTERPRISE ASSOCUTIOV (COMPLETE SERVICE) PRICE JIVE CENTS Pair Who Did Not Want Presidency Getting Ready To End Bitter Campaign ______ i hard want ASHD.GTO.N, president. (Staff Photo by shef''elcl, Ala., vice Southeastern Yachting Association Awards 1953 Races to Panama City By DICK WEST Press Staff Correspondent Nov. 2 one has ever- tHed as M10WS Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai E. Stevenson .talked more than 100 major speeches each and traveled jtnan miles each than any candidates ir- rSsto'v i nV oratorial records made and broken don't begin Ito the story of the 1952 campaign. g i If a newcomer to American noli- tics had picked up a newspaper midway m the campaign he might have gained the impression that: Eisenhower was running against President Truman: Stevenson was running against Sen. Robert A. Taft, Sen. John J. Sparkman was running against Gov. Thomas E Dewey and Sen. Richard M. Nixoa was running against Alger Hiss Food figured heavily in the cam- paign. Mr. Truman invited Stevenson to the White House for lunch and touched off charges that, the Demo- Guard is Rushed To Riot Wracked Ohio State Pen Election Highlights a real estate salesman, store, saw- mill operator and lumber dealer. He also had been connected with various automobile dealerships. Mr. McQuagge had been a ruling elder in the 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 widow. Mrs. Lulia Barrett McQuagge; a daughter, Marilyn Inex McQuagge. San Francisco; two sons. H. Save- ly. chief clerk in the tax assessor's office, and James G. McQuagee inspector with Florida State Bev- erage Department: six grand chil- COLTJMBUS. O.. Nov. 2 Three hundred National Guards- men rushed to not-wracked Ohio state penitentiary tonight as pris- oners roamed at will through the midtown mstitutioifs cell blocks and threatened to stage another rebellion. A guard said there was an "un- confirmed report" that pris- oners had left their cells and that one convict had been wounded by gunfire. The prisoners were able to walk out of their cells because the locks had been broken in the riot at the prison Friday night. Half of the 600 National Guards- men who had been quartered at nearby Port Hayes since the Fri- day not were rushed to the prison to aid 200 highway patrolmen already on the scene. Warden Ralph w. Alvis and other prison and state Welfare Department officials were confer- ring at the 118-year-old prison and could not be reached immedi- ately for comment. dren; a Quagge. brother, Dlin Gilhs Mc- Whip-o-will Grove. Wig- gins. Miss.; and two sisters Mrs Duncan Bluer. Chipley, and Mrs William A.. Blue, Galloway. Biri Dog Shoois Prominent Master GAINESVILLE, Fla.. Nov. 2 bird dog shot his master fcere today. Steve Weldon Sr.. prominent businessman in nearby Starke, was admitted to Alachua General Hospital here where his condition reported serious from a bul- let M-ound in the abdomen and another in his leg. Friends said Weldon was shot accidentally while exercising his bird dog-s near his Starke home. When he let the dogs out of their cage mounted on the back of his automobile, one of the dogs step- ped on the trigger of a small- grauge automatic pistol, discharg- ing it. Nixon Birthday Party Tonight Dr. J. M. Nixon will be honored guest at a birthday party to be held tonight at 7 o'clock at Lions Park. "Babies BLOOMINGTON. 111., Nov. 2 Adlai E. Stevenson returned to his family home here today to worship, rest and say hello to his neighbors before mak- ing his final bid for votes tomorrow night over all major radio and television networks. The Democratic presidential nominee spent much of this softly warm and Midwestern Sunday as .did many another American church in the morning, turkey and pumpkin pie for lunch and then a nap. Later, however, Stevenson went to the local armory to shake hands at a reception given him by some of the men he once ran with in boyhood. Today was a day of complete relaxation for the Illinois governor who only Saturday completed miles of rigorous campaigning in 35 states. Chatting with newsmen it was obvious the visit to his boy- hood home had cut the cord on the tensions of political campaign- ing. Stevenson, who told a cheering throng in Chicago Saturday night that "victory is in the will make his last minute bid for votes at Chicago tomorrow night in an address broadcast from to 11 p.m. (EST) over four networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and Mutual) and four television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and Here, in this quiet country seat and college town of Steven- son spent some of his happiest years. He came to Bloomington with his family in 1903, moving into the first home his parents ever owned, and here he stayed save for years at school, until 1926, when as a young lawyer, he left for Chicago. After worshipping at the Unitari- (Turn to ADLAI, Page 2) NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UP) Dwight D. Eisenhower and his top advisers, predicting they will give the Democrats a "good stoked their campaign furnaces tonight for a e'2ction-eve blitz over radio and television from Boston. The Republican presidential nom- inee spent a quiet day at his quarters on Morningside ats while his staff charted one of most extensive election eve appearances for a candidate in the history of Amer- ican At the same time, Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, chief of the Eisenhower campaign staff, declared the Democrats are "up ;o the same old farm prices for political advantage." "They won't get away with Adams said. "This time the Amer- ican people will give them a good whipping on election day." Eisenhower was scheduled to leave here after midnight by train for Boston, where the Republicans want to do everything possible to help elect Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge over his Democratic opponent Rep.' John F. Kennedy. The Repub- lican strategists also regard Mas- BY FRANK PERICOLA Panama City was awarded the 1953 championship regatta of the Southeastern Yachting Association at the annual meeting held here yesterday. Date of the regatta will be set later. It is always conducted in the fall, at the conclusion of the regular racing season. Fifteen of the 19 clubs that are members of the association were represented at yesterday's meet- ing. Business sessions were held at the Moose Club and a fish fry was enjoyed at noon at the St Andrew's Bay Outboard Club racing site on Callaway Bayou. George W. Higgins of Gadsden Ala., was elected president, suc- ceeding James L. Floyd of Atlan- ta. Floyd B. Thomas, Sheffield, Ala., was named vice president. A secretary will be appointed by Higgins. A few minor changes were made in racing rules, and the clubs put in their requests for racing dates in 1953. Lewis Fitzgerald, Nice- ville, the- overall champion of the association for the past year, and j C. W. (Slim) Writcb, former Pan- ama Cnian. represented the Plav- ground club of Fort Walton. The St. Outboard Motor Club was host at the fish fry, when delicious fish, french fries, salad, hush puppies, coffee and cold drinks were served un- der direction of Secretary Leonard Jeraigan. J. T. Barton of Panama City, outgoing association vice president, represented the local club in the committee hearings. The association, which embraces outboard racing in Georgia Ala- bama and Northwest Florida was organized in 1946 and has from, three clubs to 19. Member clubs are: Griffin At- ;anta, Columbus, Mc- Rae. Macon, Rome. Waycross and Savannah, Ga., Birmingham, Gads- Lake Martin (Alexander City) Montgomery, Mobile, Wheeler Lake (Decatur) and Tri-Cities (Tuscam- bia-Sheffield and Ala and Pensacola, Playground (Fort grown Reece Predicts Ike Will Take 3 Southern Stales General Dwight Eisenhower, Re- publican candidate for President, will carry three Southeastern states, according to a prediction made here Sunday by Congress- man B. Carroll Reece" of Tennes- see, former National GOP Commit- tee chairman. "Eisenhower -will carry Tennes- see by votes, and Florida and Virginia will follow the congressman said as he prepared to leave this strong Democratic Northwest Florida city after a weekend visit. _ Reece. a candidate for re-elec- tion in Tuesday's election, was in Panama City to address a Satur- day night Bay County Eisenhower- was a -'cantive" Walton-Valparaiso) and St. An- drew's Bay (Panama Fla. The 1953 annual meeting will be held in McRae, Ga. Conrad Proposed; Vote Validity Questioned Williams Urges Write-in Vote To Fill Tax Assessor Vacancy delivered by the be- loved family doctor, during his 39 an- years of practice in Bay county will celebrate his own birth niversary. Dr. Nixon has officiated at more than 5.000 births while making his home here. "Babies" from many far dis- tant points are reported converg- ing on Panama City in order to attend the celebration which is open to the public. Mrs. Clyde Blackwell and Mrs Charles Powell are co chairmen in charge of arrangements for the party. 200 Comb Georgia Woods for Hunter SAVANNAH, Ga.. Nov. 2 A 200-man searching party the marshy woodlands of Bryan's Neck, near here, today for a 20 year-old paratrooper missing since Saturday morning when he disap- peared on a hunting trip. Some 400 soldiers from nearby Camp Stewart and Hunter Air Force Base will resume the search tomorrow for Pfc. Jackie Minor, who was on furlough from Ft Bragg, N. C. Minor failed to make a rendezvous with two hunting companions and a search was be- gun Saturday. sachusetts as one of the key states they need to win the presidency on Tuesday. Eisenhower will address a mam- moth rally in the Boston Garden at 10 p.m. (EST) .tomorrow over the combined radio and television networks of NBC and ABC. As soon as he finishes his Gar- den appearance. Eisenhower will race to the studios of station WBZ-TV in Boston to participate in an hour campaign windup, which will be carried by the four major radio and television networks. Members of the Eisenhower staff said the cost would run in the neighborhood of Eisenhower will appear in both (Turn fo IKE, Page 2) Governor Leaves Mexico to Cast Vote for Adlai MEXICO CITY. Nov. 2 Gov. Fuller Warren of Florida left today for his home state to cast his vote "for Adlai Stevenson." Warren, who arrived here two days ago. spent most of his visit confined to a hotel room because of illness. He sent President Aleman a scroll of "esteem and honor" on behalf of the state of Florida. VEore Clear Skies Panama Today Fair weather, with temperatures anging from a low of 55 to 83 FAiR AND MILD ailed here yesterday and was ex- ;cted to repeat again today and uesday. Clear skies are foreseen r most of the nation on election iv, with possible exception in ex- eme southern Florida and in e far west. Mexico Proposes United Hations LefReluctan Prisoners of War Resettle in Allied Countries By RICHARD WTTKINS United Press Staff Correspondent UNITED NATIONS. N.Y., Nov. has submitted a formal proposal to the United Nations that Korean war prisoners refusing to return home be re- settled in U.N. member countries willing to accept learned tonight. The resolution to have been raove. not yet a formal resolu- them, it was was understood sent to U.N. Secre- tary-General Trygve Lie Saturday night by Mexico delegate Luis Padilla Nervo, president of last year's U.N. General Assembly. The Mexican move came as Indonesia pressed still another Korean peace effort designed to American and Russian tf-orean resolutions already before the Assembly's main "political committee. The committee resumes its Ko- rean debate tomorrow with vary- ing peace moves slated to pick up tun steam as soon as the Amer- ican election is over. Foreign Minister Andrei j Y. Vishinsky may take the floor and give a new indication of Rus- sia's receptivity to compromise moves. The Indonesian translated into tion appeared to hold much great- er promise of achieving a settle- ment than the new Mexican reso- lution. It was expected to give the Red5; a way to save face while still insuring that unwilling prisoners will not have to return to Red hands. The initiative taken by Indonesian delegate Lambertus N Palar was generally welcomed bv U.N. diplomats. The Mexico resolution, embody- ing ideas that drew considerable interest when first put forward last month, provides that: 1. As soon as a cease-fire is ef- fected. all prisoners willing to go home would be promptly ex- changed. 2. The TJ.N. principle that returned by force. 3- Prisoners unwilling to go home would be re-settled in coun- tries willing to accept them. Palar is keeping mum about the exact formula he intends to push, but it is anticipated he will seek to do these two things: 1. Meet the Reds part way by calling for a new U.N. commission with both sides well represented. 2. Soften the Western demand for endorsement of non-forcible repatriation. Thus, the resolution might say. as the Reds insist, that return of all prisoners is the normal procedure in all conflicts but that an exception might be taken because of the "unusual circumstances" of the U.N. police action in Korea. Though Vishinsky has not for- mally asked to address the main political committee tomorrow. Communist sources have been Because the death of D. G. (Dune) McQuagge, veteran Bay County tax assesssor, on Saturday left the office open, J. M. (June) Williams, Panama City merchant, yesterday said he is asking -voters to write in the name of Gerald Conrad on the ballot in Tuesday's general election. Conrad, 30-year-old veteran and native of Bay county, was runner- up to McQuagge in last May's Democratic primary, polling near- ly 6.000 votes. Williams said voters will have their chance to select their tax assessor on Tuesday and that other- wise the issue could become a "po- litical football." "I have talked with many friends of Mr. McQuagge. among them many friends of Mr. Conrad, and we feel that now is the time for us to decide who will be our tax assessor for the next four years." Conrad, when contacted by the News-Herald, said that under the circumstances he will conduct no campaign but will be available if nominated Tuesday. Governor Fuller Wacren would endorse the no POWs must be may make an appointment to fill out the (Turn to WILLIAMS, Page 2) The Morning News And Evening Herald Combine on Sundays The Panama City News, new morning paper, is issued Monday through Saturday and combines with the Panama Herald on Sun- days to become the News-Herald. Circulation Manager Howard Rail- ey reminded subscribers today. The afternoon paper, the Pan- ama Herald, is issued only five week-days. Monday through Fri- days, as heretofore, he pointed out n answer to several queries made during the weekend. Subscribers who fail to receive -heir morning- News are asked to call 8585 by 8 a. m. Those wish- ing to report shortages on the Herald are asked to call by 6 p.m. The Sunday morning reports should be made by 9 a. m. Soviets Threaten To Hold Officer For Rest of Life BERLIN, Nov. 2 
                            

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