Panama City News, November 4, 1952

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November 04, 1952

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Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 4, 1952, Panama City, Florida Ike Scans Evil Abroad BOSTON, Nov. 3 Dwight D. Eisenhower weary but calm at the end of a campaign bid for the presidency be- fore a cheering crowd of in Boston Garden tonight. Staying well away from the more volatile issues be- tween him and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson, his Democratic opponent, the GOP presidential nominee preferred to end his first big try in national politics by endorsing a general- ized program, for peace and unity. Following his two-network appearance in the garden Eisenhower rushed to a nearby studio to take one more' whack at the Democrats. His garden appearance and his TV appearance cost the Republican Party about After his late night TV and radio program with his running mate, Sen Richard M. Nixon of California, Eisen- hower left by train for his campaign headquarters in New York City where he will accept the verdict of American voters tomorrow night. Seldom has 4' nominee been as philo- (Turn lo IKE Page 2) Adlai Promises Solution CHICAGO, Nov. 3 E. Stevenson wound up his campaign for the presidency tonight by promising that if elected tomorrow he will make a "solution" and an armistice of the "miserable'' Korean stalemate his first order of business. In an election eve broadcast, the Democratic nominee called upon the American people to close ranks and he promised that if Dwight D. Eisenhower, his Republican foe- is victorious he would accept the verdict with "tradi- tional American sportsmanship." Stevenson shared the half-hour broadcast over all four major radio and TV networks with President Truman, Vice President Alben W. Berkley and Sen John J. Sparkman of Alabama, the vice presidential nominee: Speaking at Kansas Citv, Mr. Truman told voters his out involving the world ing ity" in his- imperialism with- "all-out atomic war." Republicans of play- Go to the Polls Today and Vote PANAMA CITY NEWS (Turn TELEPHONE 8585 Northwest Florida's Most Complete Morning Newspaper VOL. 4 TEN PAGES UNITED PRESS (FULL WIRE SERVICE) WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 98.9 me Up-To-Minute News Of World Events PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4 195? NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION- (COMPLETE SERVICE) TOO MUCH CAKE FOR ONE MAN TO Martin Jones (rischt) helps Dr. J. M. Nixon cut the first slice. The cake, and a. car load of gifts, were presented the Bay County phjsician by the ap- proximately 500 "Nixon babies" present for the doctor's birthday party here last nisht. More than persons were present. Another picture on page 2. (Photo by Bojle Studio and Film Th rong Of Attend Party Old Friends r Dr. Nixon BY RICHARD DAW Over 1.500 people gathered at Lions-Park last night to pay tribute to Dr. J. M. Nixon in what was probably the largest birthday par- ty Panama City has ever seen Nearly 500 "Nixon babies" were present at the ceremonies at which the doctor was presented a tele- vision set. a scrapbook full of birth- greetings and a huge boxfull of other gifts. A whole host of dignitaries paid Tough Tito Jkrnty Beady for Joint Three-Gun Bandit Pleads for Mercy BARTOW, Fla., Nov. 3 James (Three Gun) Hill, who Big Vote Is Seen For Bay What has generated into the hottest November general j election Panama City and Bay County have ever eperienced reaches its climax today in an expected record-breaking turnout at the polls. Never before has there been as much interest in a general election here. There have been good rea- sons. Usually Democratic, this county has shown more than a casual interest in Dwight Eisen- hower this campaign and there are some who feel he will get 40 per cent of the vote here. j Both Democratic and Republican leaders have conducted an active scrap. Two big guns, Rep. Bob Sikes and ex-Senator Claude Pep- per, paid a visit here to mount the forensic platform only a few days ago. j Another factor in bringing out the vote is the tremendous interest and difference of opinion on the various state amendments to be voted on. Keenest local attention lies in the local act to revise restrictions at Bay Memorial hospital to per- mit osteopaths to practice there. Members of the medical associa- tion have fought the amendment tooth and toenail. Two local osteo- paths, Drs. Philip and Doris Coker, have led the campaign for the measure. PRICE FIVE CENTS Angry 1952 Presidential Derby Reaches Bitter End Proponents and opponents of the amendment which would either curtail the number or eliminate the justice of the peace stable jobs in Bay county have been active also. Those who want status quo have made much of what they call the "poor man's terrorized residents of several court" (small clainis) operated by ZAGREB. Yugoslavia, NOV. 3 (UP) __ Premier Marshal Tito 'states while on a kidnaping spree, j the peace justices. brief tributes to Dr. Nixon at the i his Yugoslav army today as begged for mercy today as he hour-long proceedings. A giant birthday cake in the form of Bay Memorial Hospital prepared by Martin Jones. Piles of food made ready for the guests began disappearing rapidly, soon after the formal ceremonies were over. For at least "one of the strongest in Euiope" and paid Yugoslavia will actively- pleaded guilty to a charge of arm- ed lobberj. a half-hour after the official program was ended, lines of people filed by the white- haired physician offering their con- gratulations. support "joint defense against ag-1 "Any leniency you can show me gression j wlll be he told Judge Tiio b i t t e r 1 v assailed Russia Roy H. Amidon. "I'm behind the throughout his five-hour and 40 eight-ball now." minute speech and laid most of the I Despite Hill's request for sen- blame present world tensions on j tencmg. Amidon postponed it and Soviet foreign policy he said had the bespectacled bandit would reverted to the imperialism of the be turned over to a U. S. marshal Cza-rs- i to face federal charges of kidnap- Tito. in his 40.000-word address i ing and transporting a stolen auto- to the Communist paity I mobile across state lines. School people are seeking ap- proval of an amendment that will provide more building money. And, at the last moment, the death of D. G. (Dune) McQuagge left the office of county tax as- sessor open and friends of the vet- eran assessor's son Savely Mc- Quagge, Gerald Conrad, a close runnerup to D. G. McQuagge in the May primary, and Ira H Hare pushing write in campaigns for them. Party leaders stress the fact that By JOHN L. CUTTER United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 angrv 1952 presi- dential campaign reached its bitter end last night and left the verdict to an expected record turnout of some 55 000 000 voters m today's election. Although the Democrats md Re- publicans both made victory claims ranging from a narrow margin to landslide proportions, a greatmany servers regarded the outcome as completely unpredictable. About the only thong on which there was agreement from all sides was an expectation that an aroused electorate and generally fair weather would break the rec- ord of votes cast in the Roosevelt-Willkie contest of 1940. Straw polls showed Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower leading -with BROADCASTING FACILITIES in Panama City News editorial offices FTank Pericola> staffer. Network coverage over WDLP will be interrupted every thirty minutes to allow Pericola three minutes in which to bring listeners the latest in local returns as the are received in the news room of Panama City News the city's new morning- newspaper. Publication of the morning edition will be held until a definite trend is established in the national race so that readers will have the latest possible information their papers are delivered. f WDLP AND PANAMA CITY NEWS COMBINE TO COVER ELECTION The impressive proceedings were I congress here, praised the West for j when the federal government i voters can split the ticket; that frees Hill, he will be returned here I is, vote for the presidential candi- recorded on film and will be shown In local theaters later. Mrs. U. D. Paul was presented (Turn to THRONG 2) its unconditional defense aid but ___________ ....._____________u said that accounted for only 0 per to" Demos, Old Guard Battle to Finish For Florida Vote MIAMI, Nov. 3 of Gov. Adlal Stevenson and Dwie-ht D. Eisenhower battled down to the wire tonight for Florida's 10 elec- toral votes, in one of the closest general election races in the state's history. Some voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide on their choice for president. The Republi- cans claim Florida for the first time since Herbert Hoover beat Alfred E. Smith in 1928. "We will carry Florida by 50.000 votes." said Republican Chairman G Harold Alexander of Fort Myers. But J. Irvin Walden, state Demo- cratic campaign director, counter- ed with a prediction that the Dem- ocrats would win the state by votes. Regardless of which way the states goes, a record state vote and a record Republican vote are ex- pected to be tabulated tomorrow night. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until all voters in line at 7 p.rh. have cast their ballots, the weatherman forecast "plenty )f sunshine" throughout the state. Cooler Temperatures Fo Ride Winds Here Cooler temperatures were due to cent of the nation's outlaj of on defense during the last five years. He was mteirupted by applause when he expressed Yugoslavia's determination to continue resisting- Russia and by laughter on his more telling sallies against the Soviets. At one point he told the delegates ''the great Lenin would turn over in his grave at the unsurpassable stupidities of piescnt leadeis and the horrible degeneiation of the achievements of the great October revolution Tito said the Soviet had deluded Yugoslavia and other small nations into believing it was their cham- pion but that his country's break with the Commform had contri- buted greatly to the subsequent de- cline of woi Id-wide soviet-directed Communist stiength. The premier vigorously criticized Russia as a country whare workers are exploited worse than in capital- ist countries and said Soviet foreign policy has become merely old- fashioned imperialism. robbery charge. McCarty Campaign Expenses Outline Outlay TALLAHASSEE. Fla.. Nov. 3 McCarty, Democratic nominee for governor, reported today that he spent last week and collected SI 739 m campaign contributions. His Republican opponent, Harry Swan, did not report last week's expenditures but Swan said he received donations totalling Sen Spessard Holland, running unopposed as a Democrat for re- election, said he spent S200 last week and did not receive any contributions. James A. Haley. Democratic nominee for Congress in the Sev- enth District, reported expenses of S965 and donations of for last month. ER I flflT iUvw date of one party and other candi- dates of the other. Sheriff Alva Thomas today warn- ed that sale of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted during polling hours. "State laws prohibit the sale of i intoxicants while the polls are I Thomas said, "I have in- structed my men to see that it is strictly Polls will open at 7 a. m today in Bay county's 5 polling places and will close at 7 p m. Absentee balloting has been lively, more than 650 having been cast. One Felon Killed And 3 Wounded In Ohio Rioting COLUMBUS, O.. Nov. 3 One prisoner was shot to death and three today as National Guardsmen with fixed bayonets took command of the battle to subdue some 1.600 mob crazed prisoners rioting in Ohio penitem- ary. Prisoners scampered defiantly along catwalks inside four cell Residents of Panama City and vicinity will be able to get up-to- the minute election tional, state and keeping tuned tonight to radio station WDLP. Beginning at 7 o'clock WDLP will start its Mutual election coverage. The station and Panama CityNews Herald staffers will stay on the job until the other races are decided. Howling Chinese Hurl Big Attack At Allied Force TOKYO, Tues.. Nov. 4 Nearly 800 howling Chinese hurled a mass attack on South Koreans dug in on Sniper Ridge early today and were beaten off Democrat Adlal E stevenson with heavy losses just before dawn, mg the gap in toe Korean dispatches said the bat- But in almost every case there BULLETIN MILLSFIELD, N. H., Nov 4 Tues. first town in the nation to vote today jave Eisenhower 8, Stevenson none. talion of Reds swarmed out of caves, tunnels and deep trenches near the base of Pinpoint Hill, dom- inating height of the embattled central front ridge, and fought to within 100 yards of the crest before were enough "undecided" or "non- committal" voters to up the scales in either direction. All of the top candidates in- dulged in a final sunburst of ora- ROK troops broke the assault "at and 5 a.m. (3 p.m. EST Mon !10fn on f scale ever before, to reach into American It was the 22nd day of savage, see-saw fighting for the low ridge- hne won by the ROK Second Divi- sion in mid-october. United States B-29 Superforts again bombed the big enemy sup- ply area at Sopo, northwest of Py- ongyang, and at Anju on the Chong- chon River in Western Korea. Minor actions erupted all along the 155-mile battlelme Monday- night and early today with Triangle Hill one of the comparatively quiet spots after three days of desperate attempts by South Korean troops to recapture the hill mass. ROK troops, heedless of bloody losses, charged up Triangle Hill three times Monday in gallant but unsuccessful attempts to blast the hinese out of the rock piles on its crest. New Forest Fires Rage in Georgia ATLANTA, Nov. 3 new forest fire flared up in a Richmond County swamp today and the state Forestry Department reported that BULLETIN- COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 3 Warden Ralph W. Alvis said to- night rioting prisoners hi Ohio penitentiary had broken out two white flags, and it appeared that "some of the men want to give up." blocks of the 23-acre institution. They could not get out of the blocks, but they had freedom to run the catwalks. Ohio highway patrolmen, who were assisting the National Guards- men, fired barrages of shotgun shells against the thick steel net- two critical woods fires tings separating the six tiers of brought under control were blazing cells from the wal Warden Ralph W. Alvis said he hoped this would keep the hungry inmates from on -moderate northerlv dnds here today, according to tie U. S. Weather Bureau's pre- iction for this area. Weathermen also- saw- partly loudy skies in prospect for the 'anaina City vicinitv todav TIDES TODAY: High p. m.; Low a.m. WEDNESDAY: High Low a.m. Apaaachjco'-a river reading at kurahoochee yesterday; feet, eady- FORT WORTH, Tex Nov. 3 thermo? iuc containing of the stolen from two Cuban eun runners a month ago was found bur'ed in a Texns woodsy-early today, and police seiz- ed a former Alratraz pnsoner as he prepared to dig up the treasuie with a garden hoc. Buried with the paraffin-sealed gallon jug- was an olne iar con- taining 240 m ao-i. eminent bonds taken in a S183.000 robbery at Kil- g-oie, Tex.. last Aug. 9. Discovery of the money and ar- rest of Floyd Allen Hill. 40. came exactly a month after gunmen rob- bed Cubans Manuel F. Madariaga and Candido cic la Torres m a cuest house of the swanky Western "Hills Motel just before dawn The Cubans told police they had been given S240.000 bv overthrown Cuban President Carlos Prio So- carras to finance a revolution against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The other belonged to one of the Cubans, police said Prio, who was in New York at the time of the robbery, has main- tained a strict silence on the whole affair. The moncv was found near Azle. Tex., si small community about 12 miles north of Fort Worth. Police and FBI agents, who declined to tell how thcv leained about the hid- ing place, went to the woods at about midnight and dug "up the treasure. The officer? buried the jus: and jar asram and then hid and wailed for Kill whom they had been trail- mcr since the robbery. At about 3 car drove up and stopped on the :oad. about 100 yards away. Hill stepped into the woods. He was carrvinc a hoe. Hill, vho released from Alca- traz puson last summer, surrender- ed meekly when four policemen stepped from their hiding places and pointed shotguns at him. He denied, however, that he knew any- thing about the money, Police Chief R. E Howerton said. Hill was the fourth suspect ar- rested The others are Sam Brown Cresap, a Fort Worth used car salesman. Gene Paul Norris. ar- rested in Oklahoma City, Okla., a few days after the robbery, and Onnlle Lindsay Chambless, an Ok- lahome city boattegger, i again. Equipment was rushed to Look- out and Pigeon Mountains in Wal- ker County, where rangers thought they had conquered the flames af- ter a two-day fight. The smoulder- ing fires suddenly came to life again early this morning The new Richmond County fire burned along the Savannah River. Firefighters from Burke County- were called in to join forest rangers from Augusta in battling the new- blaze. Georgia forests aie tinder dry. the Forestry Department declared over the weekend in calling the state's fire situation critical. Forestry officials warned smokers against tossing cigarets and cigars from automobiles in woods areas. making a mass break for freedom. Every half hour, on the half hour, WDLP will switch to the news room of the Panama City Newt., the new morning newspa- per, where Frank Pericola will come in with two minutes of con- cise letuins on the presidential race in Bay county and the vote in this area on the proposed amend- ments. There is added focal in- terest, also because of the write- in campaigns for county tax as- sessor. Mutual will swing around the countrv, with returns from the various sections on the presiden- (Turn to WDLP, Page 2) Hiland Park Hears of Hospital Amendment James Martin spoke for and Dr. Sidney Daffm against the pro- posed hospital amendment at last night's meeting of the Hiland Park Men's Club at the school. A dis- cussion on town incorporation will feature next Monday night's meet- ing, ed. Traffic Accidents In City Yesterday Cause Heavy Loss Traffic accidents here yesterday- resulted in an estimated S390 dam- ages, according to police depart- ment records. Approximately S175 damages re- sulted when an automobile driven by Noah A. Legear, 40, 4420 W. 18th St.. collided on Harmon Ave. with a car driven by Detective E. Reese Brown, 70, 514 East Ave. Legear was charged with recK- less driving by Investigating Pa- trolman C. E. Hudins. A second collision, on Fifth St. near Beach Dr., caused an estimat- ed S175 damages. Police said the accident occured when a vehicle driven by Roy T. Odom, 47. 405 S. Elm Ave., backed across Fifth St. into an automo- bile operated by Goram Johnson, 26. 17th St. and Louise Ave. A truck driven by Claude R. Boyd. 33, 600 Satsuma Ave., smashed into the porch, of a resi- dence at 307 Fifth St.. when a drag link "dropped out" of the steering mechanism and the ve- hicle went out of control. Damages were not serious. I Patrolman L. Coram investigat- homes m an eleventh-hour bid-for support. Republicans threw an estimated into the election-eve cam- paign to put Eisenhower on two radio and two television networks from Boston Garden. The general and his running mate, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, also appeared on an hour-long show on all four major radio and TV networks. Democrats also bought half an hour of high-cost time on all four radio and TV networks to be shared by Stevenson and his run- ning mate, Sen John J Sparkman, along with President Truman and Vice President Alben W. Barkley. Added to day-time productions, they brought the final day's spend- ing splurge on the radio-TV media by the two parties to an estimated half a million dollars. The election-eve air was blue with predictions of victory from both sides. Stevenson's campaign manager, Wilson Wyatt. claimed the Demo- cratic ticket would carry at least (Turn to ANGRY Pag-e 2) Blaze Causes Minor Damage A blaze here last night at a downtown store left only minor damage, according to fire depart- ment reports Firemen said the fire, one of four here yesteiday, was caused by the tossing of a lighted cigarette on the awninsr of Lerner Stores. 415 Harrison Ave. The flames did not spread to the store itself. Woods and glass fires at 605 Williams and on Highway 98 earlier caused no damages An heated electiic iron re- sulted in an estimated S25 damages at 815 E. Ninth Court, home of Sarah Gilford. HERE ARE THE PLACES WHERE BAY COUNTIANS EXPECT TO CAST RECORD PRESIDENTIAL VOTE Precinct locations and clerks for Mrs. Leo C Conn; 19. Wilhite gar-11. R. Culbreth: 36. Bay Shore Bettor Con'f Decide Who'll Win Election ATLANTA. NOV. 3 (UP) Doubt about the outcome of to- days national election was illu- i strated last night by a telephone call to the United Press bureau here. An unidentified man asked seriously: "Can yon give me an idea who is going to win the presidential election tomorrow? I want to make a little bet on it, and I just haven't been able to make up my mind -which roan will win." Tuesday's general election are as follows: One, Fountain, Green Hills com- munity club. Perry Scott: 2, Pine Log. fish camp. Mandy Graves: 3, Banks Lake, Ed Banks residence, Esther Lisenby: 4. Bennett. John Cox. lesidence, Mary Cox. 5. West Bav. postoffice, Myrtle Wright; 7. Southport. Cooper's residence. E. N. Cooper. 8. Bav Head. Felix Gay's store. Janette N. 9, Youngstown. Waller's store. Annie Lee Eddins. 10. Sunnyside. Webb's Mrs Webb Eleven, Panama City Beach, ho- tel. Mrs. J. N. Maubury: 12, around Lynn Haven and Mill Bay- ou. Donald Mowat residence. J. B. Sellars: 13, west side of Ohio Ave- nue in Lynn Haven, community building, Lula Jordan: 14. east side of Ohio Avenue in Lvnn Haven, Madlte, S. B. Hathaxvav residen B. Hathaway: 16. Lynn Haven and St. Andrew highway. St. Andrew Bay Dairy, Mrs. R. E. Glass: 17, Street's store, near shipyard, W. age, 15th street and Drake, C. G. i Apartments. Cherry street in Cove. Mrs. D. D. Miller: 37. Yacht club. Chancey: 20, St. Andrew, fire sta- tion, Mrs Graham Jones. Twenty-one, Calhoun avenue in St. Andrexv. Fred Anderson, 22. Mrs. Jewel Baustin residence. 1104 Fifteenth street, C. H. Cain. 23. Oakland Terrace park, clubhouse. Mrs. W. E. Lee. 24. A. M. Lewis garage. West Beach Drive. Gene Sowell. 25, George Deal old store. Cove Road, Mrs. John Rainey. 38, j Hiland Park. Rebecca Renfroe highway Roscow Law; 26. N. Street: Store, Moore's Novelty Boyd's gaiage. Jenks avenue, Mrs W. L. Boyd' 27, Panama City arm- ory, Mrs Lula Williams: 28. Nor- dan's Service Store. 15th and Har- rison, George D. Hughes. 29, Bay High school bus barn. 13th and Magnolia. Mrs A. G. Appelberg; 30, Panama City grammar school. M. A. Conant. Thirty-one, North llth street, John Bowers store, W. w. Cannon: 32, Ed Benton's store, between 7th and llth streets, C. A. Byrd: 33. American Legion hall, Cove Boul- evard, H. O. Freeman, 34, courthouse, Panama City, Myron E. Clark; 35. Cove Shipping Gen- dar Grove. Mrs. Jovner's store. G S. Waller: 40. Millville, water tank J. E Poppell. Springfield Plans Garbage Disposal If People Want it Sp-ringfield City Commission in- tends to furnish its residents gar- bage disposal service for a if a majority wants it. Comm- isioners agreed last night, with Mayor Leonard Jemigan presiding, to poll citizens of the community to learn their wishes. A monthly disposal fee of SI was consider- ed reasonable. The city's monthly financial statement, read bv Treasurer J. T. Barton, shows on hand Oct. 31 in the general fund was 33.773 59. fine arid foifeiture S94 84 and im- provement fund S182.6S. or a total of S4.050 91 The sum of S300 will be tiansferred from the general Forty-one. Barton s store. North I to the and forfeiture fund to Springfield. L E. James: 42. fire pay cxpenSes the comma station Millville, Mrs. Carl Bar- month ron: 43 Porter's Fruit Stand. 3rd Principal income last month was street. MilKille. Mrs. I. F. Clark; j 50 in citv licenses. S349 SS 44. West Florida Gas Co office utility tax. S924 49 cisraret tax. 56 on St. Andrew, ter. Cherry Street in Cove, Mrs. building, Springfield, Mrs. E. O. Griff is: 45 Bay Harbor Baptist church lunchroom. Springfield, Luther Fisher 46. Bay Harbor, ho- tel: Mrs T. L. Ard; 47. Bay Har- bor section of Springfield. 3418 Cherry St.. next to Helms grocery. R. H. Cunningham. 48. Galloway garage. West Callow av on highway 22. dron Hill; 49. Galloway. Fish- er's store, E. V Pollock; 50. Park- bmlcUnc: permits and S209 fines. Disbursements included S178 50 city Clerk. 50 fire chief. S50 city attorney. repairs to city police chief and S50 to John P Ham, former police as- sistant who is no longer employ- ed. An setting speed limits in school criss-ciossing on and prohibiting four-lane hiarh- er, lodge building. C. A. ways was read for the third time burn: 51, Cook. T B Oliver resi- and is now a law. dence, T. B. Oliver; 52. Allenton. j City Attorney Maj-o Johnston Mrs. Fred Lutz residence, Mrs. J said he is working on the city Fred Lutz: 53, Mexico Beacb, of- i budget, aad will present it for building, C. M. Parker. I tion soon.- ;