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   Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 6, 1952, Panama City, Florida                                Northwest Florida's Newest Newspaper 'ELEPHONE 8585 -M-m W W VOL. 6 TEN PAGES tTNITED PRESS (FULL WIRE SERVICE) Northwest Florida's Most Complete Morning Newspaper PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING. NQVEMBF.T? K WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 98.9 me Up-To-Minute News Of World Events ENTERPRISE (COMPLETE SERVICE) s PRICE FIVE CENTS Latest Returns Give GOP House In Senate Con rad Beats 2 Foes For Courthouse Post WASHINGTON-, Nov. 5 avalanche of votes ave IKe's Win Mar gin Surprises World LONDON. Nov. 5 size of Dwight D. Eisenhower's victory ft brought almost universal surprise around the world today. Western Europe as a whole ap- proved the election of the Republi- j can standard-bearer. Stock mar- kets surged forward in anticipation j of a pai-allel. rise in the United States. The value of the dollar rose j Moscow did not comment official- ly. but in the past it has denounced Eisenhower as a warmonger. j Far Eastern nations like Austra- i lia and New Zealand received the j -news with mixed fears that Eisen- i Commie Sees Red; Accuses Comrade Of Spouse Theft Yugoslavia, leading Yugoslav accused another to- day of stealing his wife and was expelled from the party congress after Marshal Tito tabled the ac- cuser a madman working for the Com inform. Ljubodrag Djuric, who has held the background post of "general secretary to the government" tower might devote most of his at- j since the war, threw the party tention to Europe. President Syngman Rhee of Ko- rea expressed happiness and in- vited Eisenhower to visit Korea. The news went around the world by radio and radio teletype. It was .broadcast to frontline troops in Korea and Europe. Helicopters dropped late bulletins to American eoldiers on maneuvers in Austria. congress into an uproar white making rambling comments on Tito's Monday report to the con- gress. While making certain vague references to the morals of lead- ing party members he suddenly blurted out: "Seeing you do want me to go on then I hereby accuse corn- Here is a sampling of worldwide i rade Petar Stambolic of stealing reaction: my wife." Stambolic is premier of the Re- public of principal leader of the Serbian Communist Party and a member of the federal party's central committee and of the congress GREAT BRITAIN: There was no official comment on Eisenhower's election, but Britons, like all of West Europe, hold him in very high (Turn to IKE'S, Pagre 2) Court Gets Miami Medical School Subsidy Question, TALLAHASSEE. Nov. 5 The controversy over whether the University of Miami is entitled to a state subsidy for its new medical school was placed in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court today. The court, after hearing argu- ments from both sides, took the question under advisement. The issue revolves around a 1951 legislative act appropriating up to for the 1951-53 biennium to be given to the first medical college established in Florida. The money is to be allocated by the state Board of Control on a basis of S3. 000 per student. The University of Miami, Plan End of Sewer Project City Commissioners are slated to discuss this afternoon details for closing out the city's sewer con- struction program and a proposal to finance a high school stadium through issue of 000 in revenue certificates. Both discussions will come dur- ing the Commission's regular 5 p. m. Thursday session. MiUvilie Resident Dies Here Yesterday Sanders Eli Carnley. 72. Church Ave., Millville. died here early yes- terday afternoon. He had lived m Millville for the past three years. Survivors include three d'augh- the help of Dade County, has es- j Mrs. Thelma Lock Millville with Korea Infantry Fails io Reach Triangle Crest TOKYO, Thurs.. Nov. 6 South Korean infantrymen drove the Communists from one of the Triangle Hill peaks in bloody hand- to-hand fighting Wednesday, but failed again to take the main crest. The valiant South Koreans struck within feet of the top of the main peak dominating an invasion route to Seoul but were forced back by point-blank machine gun fire and "buckets full" of hand grenades- The four peaks of Triangle Hill were captured 24 days ago by the U.S. 7th Division. Since then the Communists, attacking in scream- ing waves and heedless of their losses, pushed South Koreans off three of them. One group of ROKs stormed the steep slopes, on one side of Jane Russell Hill and dislodged the en emy with bayonets and bare hand. Tom deep dug entrenchments tha have resisted the heaviest artillerj bombardments of the war. Most of the battlefront was quie. new attacks expected at any a mile to the eas" other South Koreans threw back three enemy attacks on Sniper Ridge which they captured Oct. 14 The Chinese attacked at midnighi 300 strong. They sent in a company at dawn. At mid-morning they tried it again. Each time the ROK de- fenses held, with the South Koreans beating off hand grenade attacks from close range. tablished a medical school with its first class of 28 students, and has applied for the it feels it i: entitled to under the state act. Representative Sabath In Serious Condition In Naval Hospital WASHINGTON. Nov. 5 Rep. Adolph J. Sabnth (D-H1) dean of the House, is in what "might be a serious" condition at Belhes- da, Md.. Naval Hospital, an asso- ciate said today. Humphrey S. Shaw, clerk of the House Rules Committee, the 86-year-old congressman is suffer- ing "complications" from an opera- tion performed last June. Shaw said Sabath's doctors are watching him "very carefully" and that "his condition might be serious." Sabath. who is dean of the House in age and has been a member longer than any one in history, underwent an operation for a gall bladder and liver' condition last June. Weatherman Promises Cloudy Skies Today Sun-parched Northwest Florida, suffering from a weeks-long dry spell. can look for relief today, ac- cording to forecasts. Weathermen promise mostly cloudy skies today with occasional Showers. Winds will be gentle to moderate Variable ones on the coast. Mrs Bonnie Burns Carnley. Frink, Fla. four othy sons N. E.. Hosford. Fla.. and Judson. Marvin, and Sammy Carn- ley, all of Frink and six" grand- children. Funeral arrangements will be an- nounced later by Wilson Funeral Home. Ike Gets Biggest 'Bama Demo Vote Ala.. NOV 5 (UP) voted tuesday to follow the traditional Democratic party but President-elect Dwight D. Ei- senhower received the biggest Re- publican vote in the state's history. A record number of more than 380.000 voted in Alabama to throw the state's 11 electoral votes to defeated Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. However, Eisenhower received more than votes, more than Herbert Hoover received in the state in 1928. The Democratic ticket headed by Stevenson and Alabama's own Sen. John Sparkman swept all but three counties, keeping the state's congressional delegation intact for the party. go City Fire Fighters Schedule Drill Today Panama City firemen will through practice drills this after- noon beginning at 2. The drills with ladder, hose and rescue squads are part of a three week training course being conduct- ed here, Fire Chief Alfred Norris said. This afternoon's practice routines will follow a one hour class at the downtown fire station here. Norris said. Kickoff Banquet Opens Membership Drive i ,another vehicle operated by wu- BY FRANK PERICOLA With one precinct No. 50 at 'arker still counting at 3. m. yesterday, the complete vote in 51 of Bay county's 52 precincts gave Gerald Conrad a lead of 401 'Otes over Savely McQuagge in the write in campaign for county tax assessor is Tuesday's general elec- ion. The late-reporting- precincts de- ayed the final count. Precinct 36__ Shore Apartments in the Cove came in at p. m. The miss- ing precinct at Parker has hund- reds of Tyndall-employed voters. The total in the tax assessor race is: Conrad McQuagge 2796 and Ira Hill 930. County canvassing board will meet Friday afternoon to count about 650 absentee votes and of- ficially canvass the returns. Conrad is expected to stay top man in the assessor race for the vacancy caused by the death of Dune McQuagge. who was buried yesterday afternoon. In some quar- ters it is felt that the courts will order a special primary to decide the ultimate holder of the assessor job. Dune McQuagge was the Dem- ocratic nominee, being winner over Conrad in last May's primary. Bay county voters decided to abolish the justice of the peace and constable offices. The vote to make a change was to and of those voting for a change 4 805 votes for no districts and 689 for two districts. PANAMA CITY BUSINESSMAN SUCCUMBS HERE WEDNESDAY HIGH FOR TAX ASSESSOR _ Gerald Conrad was high man in the write-in vote for county tax assessor in Tuesday's primary. But whether his election for the vacancy will stand is up to the supereme court, where it is ex pected to be appealed. The vote against changes in Bay Memorial hospital regulations was 6.186 to and for livestock fencing it was to in favor of the act. Bay voters gave Adlai Stevenson to for Dwight Eisen- hower. Dan McCarty received 10 076 votes for governor to 937 for Harry Swan, Republican. The school (Turn to CONRAD, Page 2} Auto Collision Damage Is Heavy A three-car collision at Beach Dr and Fifth St. yesterday left an estil mated damages, according to police reports. A second accident on Balboa Ave. near Beach Dr. resulted in approximately damages. Police said the first collision oc curred when an atuomobile op erated by Clifton L. Galloway 48 1505 W. 10th Ct.. attempted to mak a left turn from Beach Dr. onto Fifth St., in front of a second car driven by Mary Lou Hall, 18 1215 W. 10th St. Officers said Miss Hall swerved her automobile but struck the lef side of Galloway's car, knocking i nto a third car driven by Fred Sidle, 35, 312 Sanders Lane, Bay Harbor, which was parked at top sign on Fifth St. Galloway was charged with reek- ess driving by Investigating Offi- Sgt. John Douglas and Desso "aile. Patrolman L. Coram reported a econd accident on Beach Dr. when Kickoff banquet of the local American Legion post is set for 7 P. m. today. The banquet will start moving the local phase of a statewide Ameri- can Legion membership campaign. Local emphasis will be laid on re- cruiting Korean War veterans. Guest speakers at the banquet will include: Mayor Carl Gray; De- partment Commander Addison Drummond, Bonifay: Col. B. T. Kleine. ocmmanding" officer of Tyn- dall Air Force Base; and Hugh Williams. Tallahassee, area Legion commander. Bert Davenport is commander of the local post. TIEEB IKE FLIES TO AUGUSTA REST; MET BY CROWD _ CLOUDY ANDjrHREATJNJNG TIDES THURSDAY: High, a.m. none: low. FRIDAY: High, a.m.: low, Apalachicola river reading at Chattahoochee yesterday: 43 feet, By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press Staff Correspondent AUGUSTA. Ga.. Nov. 5 President-elect Dwight D. Eisen- hower flew to this Deep South re- sort tonight for 10 days of absolute privacy after his triumphant cam- paign but swarming local citizens srolonged his victory celebration. Eisenhower came here from New York after saying he would fly to Korea before his inauguration to fulfill his campaign promise to try to replace American frontline troops in Korea and find an honor- able way of ending the war A crowd of 6.000" met the presi- dential winner's chartered Constel- lation at the Augusta airport. De- spite the efforts of Secret Service agents. Augusta police and MPs from nearby Camp Gordon, the crowd pressed around the weary but happy Eisenhower. The landslide winner in Tuesday's national election was headed for the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club, founded by famed golfer Bobby Jones, where he planned to do nothing but relax and play his favorite game. If Eisenhower thought he could forget the crowds and clamor brief- ly he reckoned without his admir- ers here. He had cracked the Solid South resoundingly and although Georgia stayed Democratic he had heavy strength in this "Cracker" It took 10 minutes for the retired general to mAve 100 feet from the plane to a glass enclosed sedan which took him the 15 miles through Augusta to the exclusive golf club northwest of the city. Then and there Eisenhower en- countered the hard facts of be- coming President-to-be. Across the breadth and length of the land he had ridden in open convertibles, first as a war hero and then as a hard-working presidential candi- date. But once elected the Secret Service jumped in and sat him in the enclosed limousine instead of the flashy convertible that local "Ike" sponsors had arranged. i N. Hyde, 29, 244 Drummond as Hyde pulled from a drive- way on Balboa: Neither driver was arrested. Flight Engineers Go On Strike Without Warning CHICAGO, Nov. 5 Airlines flight engineers went on strike without warning todav grounding 36 transcontinental flights a day and 20 flights a week HawaT thS W6St The flight engineers check me- chanical details of DC-6 and Strato- wuiser planes in flight. Such planes cannot be operated without flight engineers under Civil Aeronautic Board regulations fl- M Said lts transcontinental the until Russians Charge U. S. Blockading North Koreans LONDON. Nov. 5 has accused the United States of "illegally extending" its blockade of Korea, and warned that the U S government will be held respon- sible for "any damage to Soviet interests" that may result. Radio Moscow reported tonight. The propaganda broadcast said the charge was based on "U S press reports" of the establishment of a naval defense zone off the East Coast of South ac- tion intended to curb smuggling and Communist infiltration into the be- leaguered country. It was not clear what "Soviet interests" might be encountered in the area. It quoted the note as saying that the Soviet government does not recognize as legal the establish- ment by the U. S. government of a so-called defensive maritime zone around Korea, and lays upon the U.S. government the responsibility for this new aggressive act and for any damage that might be caused to the interests of the Soviet Union." Wyatt Oates Byrd, 73. died at his 301 South Palo Alto Ave., home here Wednesday following a heart attack. The well known business leader and founder of Dr. Pepper Bottling Company in this city, was stricken Sunday morning Death came yes- terday at p. m. Mr. Byrd was born in Ozark (Dale Ala. During his early life he taught school in Dale and Coffee counties, later becoming j probate judge of Coffee county" -J> J I which office he held for 13 years! j He later established an ice and bottling business in Enterprise Ala. In 1930, Mr. and Mrs. Byrd moved, with their son to Panama City when he established the bot- tling company here. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and the Elks club of Panama City. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Olivia Reid Byrd; one son, Isaac Wyatt Byrd; and a daughter, Mrs. M. N. O'Neal of Andalusia, Ala; one brother, Holton C. Byrd of Panama City; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Adams of Enterprise and grandchildren, Milton N. O'Neal Jr.. Andalusia, and Beth. Pamela and Olivia Byrd of Panama City. Funeral services will be held at that swept Dwight D. Eisenhower into the presidency g the Republicans a tissue-thin margin in the House tonight and assured them of at least a dead-lock in the Senate. On the heels of the biggest out-pouring of votes in the nation's history. President Truman invited the president-elect to a White House meeting for a briefing on the tremendous job of bringing a new administration to power for the first time in 20 years. Even as a loser, Stevenson ex- ceeded the votes polled by Mr. Truman in winning- the White House four years ago. Eisenhower's sweep into power was one of the most impressive in the nation's history. He captured Virginia, Texas and Florida to crack the "Solid South" for the first time since Herbert Hoover carried the five Dixie states in 1928. He swept all of the big- voting states like New York, Penn- W. O. BYRD 10 a m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with the pastor. Dr. J. H A officiating. He will be as- sisted by the Rev. Carlisle Miller, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Wilson Funeral Home is in Eisenhower's Death Would Leave Nation Without President WASHINGTON. Nov. 5 If Dwight D. Eisenhower went to Korea and were killed, it would pose the nation with an unprece- dented situation as to who would become President. Presumably if such an event oc- curred before Dec. 15. when the electoral College is due to meet to officially "elect" Eisenhower the "college" would be free to pick a successor according to it's best judgment. If such death occurred after the college had met. Vice President- elect Richard M. Nixon would sume the presidency., There has been no' such actual problem in U. S. history. Under the Constitution the Elec- toral College, composed of electors chosen m Tuesday's national bailot- ng. are technically free to choose vhoever they think best for the presidency. In practice, however, this free- dom of choice has been eliminated ind the electors are considered lound to vote for the majoritv hoice of the states. charge of arrangements. Noted Test Pilot Arrives at TAFB A noted California test pilot. Tony Le Vier. flew here yesterday to aid Tyndall Air Force officials organize operations for the field's latest jet aircraft, the F 94-C "Star- fire." Making the flight with Le Vier were Ted Limmer, Lockheed Air- craft Corporation's production test pilot, and Flight Test Engineer Glenn Fulkerson. Tyndall public information offi- cers said Le Vier is considered ''one of the world's leading test pilots." Col. Bingham T. Kleine, com- as- ions Slate Zone VIeeting Tonight manding officer of Tyndall, wel- comed the three-man crew as thev began an intensive program which will include conferences with staff officers and lectures to the train- ing groups who fly the Lockheed jet. Le Vier flew the first F 94-C aft- er it was first constructed in Janu- ary. 1949. The 31-year-old test pilot has flown since he was 15, and has flowin continuously for the past 14 years. He has been with the Cali- fornia aircraft manufacturer since 1941. His record includes an estimated hours actual flying time. He has done occasional demon- strations and field service for the Air Force since 1944, when he went to England for four months to test and demonstrate P-38's in use by the RAF. Non-Support Charge Filed Against Adams Bay's 'Big Blow' To Get Underway With Big Bonfire Bay High's 1952-53 "Big Blow" gets underway tonight at with a gigantic bonfire on the baseball practice field. The "Big which is sponsored each year by the National Honor Society, official- ly will begin the homecoming cele- bration. Entertaining skits will be staged by clubs and a special prize will be awarded for the best skit. Mrs. Toby Schnieder, School Superinten- dent Tommy Smith, Mayor Carl Gray, City Commissioner Frank Nelson and the Rev. Richard Scog- gins of the First Presbyterian church will be judges of the skits. Bay High's "Million Dollar Band" and the varsity cheerleaders will be present as a special attrac- tion. Phillip Johnson, president of the N. H. S., will light the bonfire to stare the "Big The home- coming queen, who was elected Tuesday by the student body will have a surprise crowning at the bonfire. Her identity has not yet been revealed. The two-day celebration will be climaxed Friday with a Bay High- Dothan football game followed by a dance at the Civic Center. Music for the dance will be fur- nished by George Gore and his trio n cooperation with Local 448, Amer- ican Federation of Musicians. SOMEWHERE IN Nov. 5 Eisenhower learned today by shortwave radio as he sat in an Army tent his father had been- elected! President of the United States. "Every now and then some- thing clicks and evidently this he said. "I am happy things have gone right. I'm sure glad for Dad." sylvania, California, and Steven- son's home state of Illinois. Some of the usually-Democratic "border" states also fell into the Rpublican column. The best Stevenson could hope to salvage were nine Southern and border states with a Democratic tradition going back to the Civil- Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. In their drive to capture the" Senate, the Republicans toppled Senate Democratic Leader Ernest W. McFarland of Arizona and ad- ministration stalwarts such as Wil- liam Benton of Connecticut and Joseph E. O'Mahoney of Wyoming Among the GOP casualties was Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts, who had been a eader in the movement that draft- Eisenhower as the Republican stanaard-bearer. The line-up in the Senate was so (Turn to LATEST, PaSe 2) Siafe Democrat Reasons for GOP Invasion Vary TALLAHASSEE, Nov. 5 Florida Democratic leaders had different interpretations today for Republican break-through in "Solid South." Former Sen. Claude Pepper said the Eisenhower v I c t o t y will "strengthen the Republican party in the South." State Atty. Gen. Richard W. Er- vin, who headed the Democratic campaign speaker's bureau, term- the the ed it a temporary "revolution through a grant from the Music Performance Trust fund of the. re- cording industry. that the Democrats in the state are sick and tired of he declared- Barker, who -was snubbed by na- tional party leaders who accused him of failing to support the presi- dential ticket, added feat Demo- crats who fought the "socialistic element in the party have been fully vindicated." Gov. Fuller Warren, a staunch Stevenson supporter throughout the campaign, could not be reached for comment. Pepper, a champion of the New Deal while in the Senate, said the r Republican showing: in the South A 33-year-old Bay countian was The sPeaker was Coach Lee Me- is a "good thing for the country charged here vesterday with non He was aided by Assistant for its people to be divided into AiWXi T ___1-j.l t support, according to county jail Eiwanians Hear Coach McKinney Plays used by Bay High School football team were explained Wed- nesday noon to members of the local Kiwanis club at a luncheon i in the Dixie-Sherman hotel. against Florida's Democratic National Committeeman Richard D. Barker said the overwhelming vote for Eis- enhower is a great indication A zone meeting for five Lions i Florida clubs in this area will be held at tonight at the Lynn Haven Veterans Building. The meeting, for presidents, sec- retaries and other interested mem- Coach Leonard Brown. A rehearsal for the minstrel show will be held at 7 tonight at Jinks Junior High School, according to Abbott Browne, general chairman. The Rev. Richard L. Scoggins, president of the Bay County Minis- terial Association, and Ira Hill, spiritual aims committee chair- man, announced that the club and j the association will sponsor an i usher's school here Nov. 20. i L. B. Watson, vice president, was Hotel and Restaurant in charge of the program. Presi- records. Records identified the man as Hampton Adams. Flaggs Court. In a separate case, Mrs. Howard H. Gross, 407 Cove Blvd.. was char- ged with passing a worthless check. Commission "loses Bay Harbor Rooming House political parties." "If there are those who are out of sympathy with the Democratic party, it is right for them to get out and make a true opposition party in the South and the Demo- crats should do the same in the North and give the people a clear cut choice of which party they want to govern the country." Pep- per said. Commission has Closed a rooming- house here and revoked the estab" lishment's license. H. G. Gilmore, deputy of the commission said. Gilmore said the house, located PhiV e win affect New lore, mcm- vjmnuic me nouse. loca'ecl Denver. Los I Wl11 be a discussion of club j in the Bay Harbor district WPS tie w Kan and Seat- The overseas between Honolulu, f Sa San United and Los Angeles, said the Association down a substantial increase in negotiations which are in recess. ers AFL, wage now problems. _, i closed because of the "dangerous Clubs in the zone are Fort Wai- i dilapidated condition of the build- ton, Niceville. DeFuniak Springs, j ing, bad sewage system, and lack Panama City and Lynn Haven. i of fire extinguishers." ORGANIZED LABOR HAS HANDS! TO OLD GOABD PRESIDENT !T Tl dent W. C. Starling presided. BLAZE QUELLED Firemen yesterday afternoon ex- tinguished a grass blaze on Airport Road and answered a call to a local residence when a stove be- came overheated. The residence was at 32 Oak Ave. No damages resulted in either case. BRANCH TO DEFEAT Budget Commission Releases For FSU Building TALLAHASSEE. Nov. 5 r released for con- struction of the first unit of a new- geology building at Florida State University. The commission also approved the purchase of a automobile for President J. Hillis Miller of the University of Floi'ida. j WASHINGTON. Nov. 5 i Organized labor extended the olive branch today to the President- elect it tried to defeat. President William Green of the American Federation of Labor tele- graphed "congratulations on your overwhelming victory" to Dwight D. Eisenhower. "We call upon our 8.000.000 mem- bers to unite behind your adminis- Green said. "We have full and complete confidence that' as the next President of the United States you will do your utmost to carry out your pledge to be fair and just to Americans in all walks of life." Labor's ability to influence and guide the vote of union members appeared to fall apart a.s Eisenhower led an election sweep for the Republican party. The AFL joined with the CIO and United Mineworkers in an unsuc- cessful effort to deliver labor's vote to the Democrats. Top union leaders held off im- mediate explanation oi whv labor's Adlai Campaign Head Hints Governor May Try Again in 4 Years By JOHN" L. STEELE United Press Staff Correspondent SPRINGFIELD. 111., Nov. 5   Gov. Adiai E. Stevenson, without bitterness or regret at his smashing defeat for the presidency, picked up the reins of the state govern- ment today and faced the future with a smile- Stevenson, conceded the election to Dwight D. Eisenhower shortly after midnight Tuesday and. after a sound sleep, turned again to his duties a.? governor, the ca! experts were clearly mystified. I post he will hold until January. They also pondered their chances on a favorable reception at the He chatted informally for a few minutes with some of the newsmen White House after 20 years of Dem- who had been traveling with him which i and who dropped in to say good- bve in his sun flooded office ocratic administrations listened to their troubles. A spokesman at AFL Labor's i stacked with friendly telegrams. League for Political Education said Wilson Wyatt. Stevenson's cam- he has given up "any chance" of I paisn manager, also met with getting the Taft-Kartley Act re- j newsmen and revealed he felt pealed and said organized labor j "very strongly" it should be "Ad- fears the new Cor.sres.s may pass I Jai Stevenson in '56." once again legislation to curb the powerful i heading the Democratic ticket. trade unions by bringing- them un- j He said he had told Stevenson rank and file failed to vote heavily j der the anti-trust and stop his views anfl the governor had for the Democrats. But union politi-1 industry-wide bargaining. j been non-committal.   

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