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Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 7, 1952, Panama City, Florida Tables Stadium Question Northwest Florida's Newest Newspaper PANAM TELEPHONE 8585 VOL. 7 SIXTEEN PAGES TOITED PRESS (FULL WIRE SERVICE) Northwest Florida's Most Complete Morning Newspaper WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 98.9 me TRADE IT! See the Used Car Bar- gains in Today's Clas- sified Section. PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 7 195? NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIA-TION- 'COMPLETE SERVICE) PRICE FIVE CENTS 150 H ear urammond Lis Legion Membership Benefit A crowd of 150 pel sons in the American Legion Home last night heaid Addison Diummond, depait- rnent comniandei, list the benefits of Legion and the Panama City post on to greater efforts. j Speaking at the kickoff banquet of the Legion's membership drive, Drummond said the American Le- gion "is just what the make it j "Panama Citv has always been rmiong the outstanding he said, "and I feel confident that It will continue to be so." Radio audiences of both local Stations heard the address m v.hich tSiummond pointed out the fields work cnried out by the Lesion. The first, he said, is woiship, ioliowed closely bv Citizenship. "These two are b.iMC, he said, "in all our lives S p e a K i n <_ of spoi tsmansh.p. Druivmond mentioned the Ameri- can Leanon baseball oiotriam as an example of Legion eifoits to teach ouih the fundamentals of fair "Another is fellowship." he add- ed. "Vetcians can nnd a world of (Turn to 150 2) K 03 By ROBERT VERMILLIO.V L'nitcd Press Staff Correspondent TOKYO. Fii NOT.. 7 (UP' __ Chinese troops launching attacks in an attempt to enlarge their gams on the bloodj Tiiansjle Hill sector of the cential front. handed two sharp setbacks yhursdaj. f In one. a murdeious Allied ar- tillery ban-ago wipeci out 200 Communists who attempted to storm Allied positions between Triangle Hill and Sniper Ridee. Earlier 160 Reds were beaten back after a two hour-? and 20 minutes assault on South Koiean forces holdmcr Sniper Ridce. But the Chinese had secured their position atop dominant and strategic Triangle Hill and forced the South Koreans to call off their A shim split which threatened to deadlock Commissioners last night ic-.suHcil in a two weeks on action or. p'ooosal to float a S250.000 certificate issue lor con-ti or a h'gn school stadium hei e schools annual home- Mpjor Call culled foi the comlas ites got off to a delav when the <-chiMn lousln" here last night with in the ant: t-i open the Blow" at the football discussion of an roui ara a half Practice field. Miss Jean Biegs Repirs-pnuimes of at let'st three home coming queen civic clubs, .-chool officials and school socieities competed in membeit. of the athletic advisory slc-ts- boaid dunng the d.scussion penod A crowd of more than 1000 stu- dents townspeople gatheied at Only two voiced opposition to the a bir bonfue The skits weie pie- proposil sehtfcd a big- truck The band But Citv James and cheer leaders kept the place Hayes rnd Will both said Jumping between skits they w-.uld %ote amiinst the issue Finalists m the queen contest if action weie pieced last msht !-n- addition to Miss weie i Hayes indicated, howevei Holliday, Ann McCrame might favor the piouosal if he were Shnlej Jackson "and Shiiley Alur- mere time to it iav. i Hughes did not whether he Intel national Relations Club pre- would favoiaah aftei sented the prize skit i the delav Book. with Peggy Hutchms'on en- The proposal, uist ad-.anced bv actina the lole of the super-active i Giay, cr.lls for issuing cer- Pieache: The Civic Club put oil e (Turn to MAYOR GRAY Page 2) football skit the French Club a, jcabaie- scene and the Future Homemakers Association also pre- -i The Book." Judges were Masbuin. Tommy Smith and i J H Retheiford. A sock dance was held afterward -n the school gym, with students i snucking their shoes before partici i pating. Charlie Cooper's orchestra I plajed. as a project of Musicians1 Local Union 448. 'nze Nov. 6 atomic phy- isicists, two British chemists and STOCKHOLM, 'UP) Americr rade Today's big events are a pa- m the afternoon and the a French novelist 1 Jay weie chos- High football game to- I en wmneis of ihe 952 Nobel prizes in their reaper fields. The Royal .ademv of Science decided to de the S32.910 ics puze bet- cen Edward M Pur- cell of Harvard Unueisitv and Fe- lix Bloch of Stanford Universit reiiy Girl Blames Father for Ugly isser; Pops His Skull With Hammer night. The parade starts at 2-15 fiorn the high school and will pio- cecd down Harrison avenue. Prizes will be awarded for the floats Open house will be observed at the school beginning at 10 a. m A dance is slated tonight at the PROVIDENCE, R I Nov. 6 (UP) An atraclive Florida girl alleged- lv ambushed her father and smashed his skull with a claw- hammer here today "because he made me ugly-looking." Canvass Board Will Meet Today costly but heioic week-long The father. Ralph Burns 52 off gle to recapture the peak Lakewood, R I was hospitalized j in critical condition with a skull fracture. j The girl. Mary C. Burns, 23, of Beach. Fla was booked Bay County canvassing- board on a charse of assault with intent tull meet this morning to officially to nlurder- canvass returns and count 619 ab- Police said she told them that for sentee votes. 110 she had harbored hatred The final complete unofficial vote for nei father, whom she had not in Bay county was: since he separated from her President Adlai Stpver.son. 9.- mother in 1937. 722. Dwicht Eisenhower 5.210, cov- einor Dan McCa.rty Har- S. Swan 1.095- Bay hospital lo- <of those orme chancre 5 voted for no districts, 715 two dV- i nammer tncts) livestock fencing local act I for 5 073. against 1 841. The vote on constitutional amend- i ments was. School buildings, for S.710 against 2.457 supreme" court for 2.277. against 2 875 home rule, for 2 604 against 2.172. Second Ju- dicial circuit judee. for 2 348 sgainst 2 396- Bav-Washington sen- atonal district, for against 1.672- Monroe senatorial district, for against 1.873. Monroe tax ssscssoi. for 2.042. asrainst 1.74.9: Dade attorney, for 1.986. against 3.623: Lee lax collector. against 1 666: Escambia court of record, for 1.897. against 1 901: Es- cambia fee officers, for 2.095, against 1.516 Write-m -votes for the office of fax assessor were- Gerald Conrad. 3.325: Spvelv McQuagge. 2.921 and Ira Hill. 1 005 Write-ins were made following Tax Assessor D. G. Mc- Quagge death last Satuidny. "He's uglv-lookmg and he made me that way." police quoted her as saving r f s llving hcr mother' and Cme by bus" carrying a _ arf bag. Ar- here Tuesday she took a Panama City Lions Induct Eight Members Yesterday Eight new members were induct- ed into Panama Citv Lions club at Thursday's luncheon in the Dixie- Sherman hotel. The Rev. Richard L. Scoegins president and Eob Vilar. member of the program committee con- ducted the induction. New members are: Marion Wood Russell Bevis, James Bush, Sani Guy Ji Dr. Robert Ashmore Don- The cheri-stry pnze also a joint i Clvlc Center with George Gores award to Butish lesearcners Tno PIavm8- Arche: J. P. Mai tin and Richard Kickcff time for the game is 8 P. m. Parents of senior players will have a place of honor "and Miss Biggs, the queen, will be driven onto the field in a conver- tible. Between halves the Bay band will present "Fantasy m Life." featuring "Blue Tango" and "Badinage for Brasses." The Bay Line Will run a special train fiom Dothan, arriving here at 4.30 p m. Administration Invites Ideas Sid Ouard By DAYTO.V MOORE Staff Correspondent WASrflNGTOX. Nov 6 (UP) _ President Truman will make few- if domestic or foreign policv decisions during the waning wee.-zs of his administration, m- rormed source? said today _ His recent actions also indicate ns almost ceitamly would consult nrsi with President-elect REIGXIXG OVER HOMECOMING at Bay High school last night and today is MISS Jean Big-jrs, here shown wearing the crown she he the "tndent announced LStaff Tax Assessor As Legal Technicalities Arise L- K Synge. T e Academy of Literature se- lf -ed Francois Mauiiac of France -s the winner of the literary award because of his "piercing knowledge of self and the aitistic intensitv with whicn he interprets the human life drama in his novels. Rutgers Umvei pity's Dr. Selman A. Waksman had been designated winner this year's medicine prize for his woik In the discovery of streptomycin. No peace prize will be awarded. and James Stow. 9 Northwest1 Counties Forbid Cattle on Roads Bav county voters weie imned by voteis of nine other Northwest s Tuesdav in rot in" _... i went to the Grinnell Co. plant where she knew her father worked. When she spotted him, she leaped from her hiding place and slugged him with the hammer, police said. Two men who witnessed the attack disarmed her and turned her over to the police. Sewer Conference Reset {or Today A close-out conference between City Commissioners, sewer project i, Dammar livestock from all their roads Complete returns fiom all coun- ties west of the Apalachicola river I Okays Wage lor TAFB A nine to 17 cent an hour pay boost for civilian employes at Tyn- dall Air Force Base has been grant- ed bv the Wage Stabhzation Board, Civilian Personnel Officer Said Vesterda5'- eah er lnclease' except Fianklm torinv thst r i the measure passed b of 27849 to q w? a11 employes, will be of 27849 to 9.5G3. Results Tuesday and consulting engineers I night by the News-Herald snowed in m? -n___ _ 'tlu was set up by Commissioners last night until 4 p. m. today. The conference was" originally scheduled to come near the "end o'f yesterday afternoon's Commission meeting. Project Comptroller Leon Mathis said the conference, called at the suggestion of the consulting engi- neers, would be to work out de- tails of winding up the city's multi- million dollar sewer construction Bay votci-o heavnx in of the proposal. _ Counties other than Bpy appiov- mg the act are Escambia Sant? Rosa Calhoun. Gulf. Holmes Jack- son. Okaloosa, Walton and Wash- ington. Passage of the measure tightens the existing statewide cattle law by making it applv to loads as well as to state approximately two thirds of 'yndall employes, will be let- roactive fIOm the first pay period following Sept. 17 The boost is a result of a locahtv ALGfcSTA. Ga.. dent-elect Dwight D. Eisen- hower a-reed today to meet with President Truman at the White House the week of Nov. 17. u i-isennower 11 national or fo sign events should confront him with the necessity for action Almost immediately after his return to the capital Wednesday. Mr Tiuman invited Eisenhower to a White House meeting to show the woi Id -this nation is united in its struggle for freedom and Reports circulated here last night indicate legal technicalities may ciop up in connection with filling the office of tax assessor. Savely McQuagge was appointed yesterday by Governor Warren to fill out the unexpired term of his father, D G (Dune) McQuagge. who died last Saturday. The term ends Jan. 6 Dune McQuagse was the unopposed Democratic nominee and his death left the office va- cant His son was chief cleik in the office. In Tuesday's general election, write-in votes gave Gerald Conrad votes to Savely McQuagge's 2.921. Ira Hill county commission- j er. was third with 1.005. Conrad Bartley Crum. Rita's attorney was runner-up in last May's pn- and Chailes Torem. the lawyer for mary. I Aly, Pie meeting here to discuss Eisenhower accepted the invita- tion today and asked the President to arrange it for the week of Nov 11 Eisenhower also will send rep- resentatives to the Budget Bureau and other federal plannrns agencies Informed sources said President Truman piobably will not send a State of the Union message to the new Republican controlled 83rd Congress. This is customary but is not required by law as is submis- of the annual budget WorK on the new budget for fiscal 934 has been in progress for many months but its final shape is de- cided by the Chief Executive These informants said Mr Tru- Turn to ADMINISTRATION Pg. 2) JUy's Rich Father Beady to Step Into Son's Corner PARIS. Nov. 6 Khan ne of the richest men in the world' repoited ready today to step into the divorce dispute between his son, Prince Aly, and actress Rita Hayw 01 th. The Aga was said to be disturbed over the effect the controversy 13 having on opinion among the Is- maih sect of Moslem. He was re- ported preparing for last effort to bring about an amicable settle- ment. Prince Aly, himself, was reported using similar "family reasons" in an attempt to persuaae Rita to seek a separation instead of for divorce Friends of Conrad contend he has won the vote by virtue of a legal wnte-in count. But McQuagge's backers SAVELY IMcQUAGGE fills father's term viewing the possibihtv of a special wajs foi ending the romance in "dignified manner The Aga. who has just begun woik on his memoirs, was not available for comment on the dis- election based on a 1951 i CUSSl0ns- He IS livlnS at his lux- age survey here last June, Fatten saia. Two Widows, Each Wilh 4 Children, File Claims for Dead Hubby's Estate TROY. N. Y.. Nov. 6 Two widows, each with four chil- dren, today claimed the estate of a truck driver who worked long hours of overtime to support his two families at cities 50 -miles apart on his route. Tne double life of Eugene Wood Cloudy Skies concealed almost perfectly while To Linaer Over Cifv was allve' was dlsclosed after tu singer uver hls death in a highway accident Fartlv cloudv skies will icmain I N" J- here today, according to weather 'f Ol ine 31-year-old trucker's predictions, and temperatures will 'iames ed at Schaghticoke, N. i.. north of here, where he bcgr his runs on a produce truck The other lived in Saugerties a picturesque village in the Ilip Van Winkle territory of the Catskill Mountains 50 miles to the south After Wood's death, both wives filed claims on his estate and both suits turned up before Rensselaer County Surrogate Edward J Donohue. Mrs. Anna Wood of Saugerties toid the startled judge she was the Lirst' wife and therefore the sole lawful widow th" decedent." She said she married Wood in Catskill, N. Y., in 1941 But, Mrs. Jean Wood of Schaghti- coke, who is pregnant, also filed 'a claim. She said she recently I sag silently Weathermen sav winds will be moderate northerly ones. RAIN COLDER low. .TIDES FRIDAY: High. a.m p m SATURDAY: High. a.m.: low. 1.23 p.m. Apalachicola river reading at Chattahoochee yesterday: .50 feet rising. found a letter in Wood's papers written bv "Anna." In the letter. Anna Wood warned that she going to get a divorce. Jean Wood said. Mrs. Wood No 2 said Wood gave her S100 a week to suppoit herself and the four children. Mrs Wood iS'o 1 did nnt name anv figure. But the lawyer for Mrs Panam City Firemen Will Conclude Week Of Training Today Panama Citv firemen will wind up a week of traimns with a 1 session todav at which thev Retail Food Prices Take Shallow Dive In Latter October IMUTON Nov. 6 fUP) Reta.l food prices' fell shsrhtly in thejast two weeks of October the of Laoor Statistics reported Three Teachers Interning Here pei taining to means of" filling "a i wlla near Cannes. Rna, presently vacationing in to vacancy. The new law (Sec. 100.111 F'oriJ da Statutes, pg id; states' "When a vacancy occurs m a state or county office within 40 al election Yasmm. her When he arrived in Pan's Wed- nesday said Three Florida State Umversitv students ai e in Bay County re- on-the-job training- as tench- lu ers All majors in the "school of.' education aie icquued to put in a six weeks peiiod of teaching m- hana genera] election "But she found it was imoos- ternship in public schools over the i to sible. Ci urn said state nominate and elect a successor ___ 'Ten from the time the va- I 11 lT occurs shall be allowed in I Clinches the general election and j to France last "e p frst Tuesday after the With Ah in n! attempt to see in Januaiy following if things could uoii out between ection, a special pri-I them oetwe.n be instructed methods of fire-fichtinc-. The firemen latest The bureau said prices of all foods, led bv a drop m meat poultry and fish, fell one-tenth of one per cent in the period. This put new letail food price index'at -T per cent of 1935-39 prices- pi e-Korea and Bay include John Aspmall. Bav tcach- i- 60 in MIAMI Xov 5 UP -Democrat -a Barkcmeyci Paul B. cancv and the special second on- i Courtney Campoell o. Mi Mis School. maiv ges and Adelaide cr of pnces Panama Grammar School, The special Mrs Annlit; Will. Mrs. Applis Williams i iTum lo "McQUAGGE Pace 2) is i said the trucker made S200 to S300 Pe''Y tables c fires and prices for all groups m Hi-c pi fresh, dncd and frozen. a week by "putting in long horns I rnethocls of combat The second wife said she thoucht I Rlven Pomteis her husband used what he didn't give hcr to pay for a Buick he vention. Todav's bought last jear. will bo on ex- ansruishmg ?nd othe: tjpe Except for the letter Mrs. 2 Chlef Alfred Ncxris so found, there was no evidence that the two wives knew of each other Wood married his second wife lour years after his first marriage Max Goidstem, attorney for ad Vice-President Elect May Resign Senate Seat said Wood's children by her ranged in age from one to 10 years. The children in Schaghticoke are of the same age. including the oldest which Mrs. 2 had by a previous marriage. Goldstein said Wood drive a ruck for a Menands, N. Y.. pro- duce firm and stopped off to see us uives while on trips between here and New York City and New Jersey. 6 Vice President-elect Richard M Nixon said todav ho mav resign ms Senate seat before Confess meets so his successor can -nin valuable seniority over other new- senators. Republican Gov Earl Warren of California is expected to name a Republican to succeed Nixon but the timing could complicate the OOP's tenuous control of Senate. the 'One Small Drink Your Honor' Won't Hold Water Soon Purchase of a drui.kon.ur- for by ciu police w.i- rn- proved last night by Cr v- C-iin- of The instrument, whu- to determine the arr n- i "-'Uil t H has said he will inci.- d eventual" tax rcduc- to oirc i federal there could be no tremendous cut in taxes unt.l the outlook for world peace is decide o Tac nrovidt r Tn.000-a--vear excrss conora'ions wih 'ne "0 unless renewed. a. t taxes are slated of Jnn 1. 1954. AC'- nnd -rev tsrobabh wouid J.--C by to- c in the i' r unt Her- :o' ,_i. tK" o'. er- votes and v. 60 r- cerii; T'r.e "f expected to o the same The Tdication of whether The Eisenhowc- w acUocate an im- t'-i mediate reduction will prob- tion v ably come in his State of the Union a -eai message to to be dehv- Ex, '.axes on ered aite, h.s inauguration Jan. 20. hquor. beer. ira o-aso- By that time. Eisenhower's line will be reduced bv about ers will nave nad a chance to study j SI 000 000 000 a vear Ao- tne budget prepared ov the outgo- j nl 1. 1954. unless the law 'is mg administration to see whether, changed most taxpav- Midwinter Conference iroi-T-1 DCT Disabled Veterans to the' To Be Held ;n Orlando t rertur-j M-c: :.v. .icrcf o: the 800.000.000 i ablf-a Ant .n Vi-teiar.s wi'.l be held in Xov 15 ard 16, sms as celegstes here from the Eleventh Ois'rict convention in sr..d Jackson Cr.apter 22. com- manded bv Her'oer; Chnstmaa, was host for the convention.