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   Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 11, 1952, Panama City, Florida                                Halt Production Of AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 10 picket line thrown up abruptly by 200 electronics vvoikers set off a chain-react- ion at the Savarnah Paver plant today and cut operations "'just about to a standstill.'' The first major labor dispute at the sprawling plant in South Carolina across the river here developed as Presi- dent-elect Dwight Eisenhower vacationed only a few miles away at the Augusta Kational Golf Club. The strikers are members of the American Federation of Technical Engineers AFL. They walked out without ombs notice- officials of the Atomic Energy Commission said, and the presence of their pickets at the five main en- trances turned back about 90 per cent of the other per- sonnel due to report for day shifts. About persons in all are employed at the mys- terious collection of tanks, towers and chimnevs where materials for the world's first hydrogen bomb may have already been compounded. About 90 per cent of the total work on the day'shifts, the AEC said, so more than 25.000 may have been affect- ed by the walkout. The operation is "just about at a said Gus Robinsor, public relations director of the ABC's Savan- nah River division. The striking engineers union recently asked the Xat- loal Labor Relations Board to order a bargaining election among Savannah River employes of the Miller Electric Co., a sub-contractor of the DuPont Co., which is primarv contractor for the entire operation. The AEC said the NLBR has not formallv acted on the petition and "neither Miller Electric Co. nor DuPont of- ncials knew this morning what called the picket Une action In Washington, a top union official said the strike has the full authorization of union officials. Stephens said the strike was called because six had been fired by the .Miller firm because of union or- ganizing activities A union spokesman said the strike would go on until satisfactory arrangement could be Turn to 200 STRIKERS. CIRCULATION PHONE 8585 if you miss your copy of the News or Herald call 8585 before 6 P. M. daily or 9 A. M. Sunday. CITY TELEPHONE 8585 VOL 11 TEN PAGES Northwest Florida's Most Complete Morning Newspaper UNITED PRESS (FULL WIRE SERVICE) WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc S8.9 T1ADE IT! See the t'sed Car Bar- gains in Today's Clas- sified Section. PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, NOV. 11, 1952 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION (COMPLETE SERVICE) PRICE FIVE CENTS orces Lie J S! Withering Dry Spell Hits Sea Food Industry TRAPPED BY SINKING MARKETS for fish, boats here lie in idleness alongside their pier on Panama Citj s waterfront. Wholesalers saj the rut in fish demands results, largely, from economic inroads made amonp: inlanders by the drought. (Staff NRAD TO STAND PAT 1 ELECTION RESULT Gerald Conrad, high man in the many-sided tax assessor's race here last week, said last night he has "no authority to agree or consent to" the holding of a special election to fill the post. H Savelv McQuasrge, runner-up to Con-rad in the wiite-m balloting. Hall, Bdllks called on Com ad Sunday to "agi IT-e that an election should be I ClOSS Armistice; held to give the people of Bay counu a fan oppoitumty to -voice then wishes." I beliex'e thai the election held Courthouse Open Banks and city and federal of- fan Iv repi events I fices lemam closed here to- ludcrment of the 'daj- m obseivance of Armistice on Tuesday the consideicd _ _ _ _ _ Aotcrs Com ad said .lanjj) I D" But Bav County Courthouse have no authoiitv to nsiee or con- bo and scnools wl11 hold sent to the holding of a special lec_ujrn elates piimaiy a second pumaivi No Programs have been and a special general election for announced for the day, which hon- thc filling of such office no officials, undei the chcum- stances. has the authority to call (Turn to CONRAD, Page 2) Beg Ope istration Books n at Court House County registration books open here again today Supervisor of Registration Josh Mashburn said The books will remain open until 30 dajs the next election. Voters who have moved to other 01 whose names did not appear p the books at the election, air uiged to coi- rect their i "eviration. The i-f f open from 9 a m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. First Raindrops Fall Here In Over Month Panama City last iiight enjojed its first rainfall since Oct 23 The ow drizzle continued for several hours, but had halted by 11. On Oct. 23 four Kindred inches of rain fell heie On Oct 6 there was 21 inches of ram Temperatures ranged from 65 to 80 uegrees here yesterday Todav s forecast calls for partly cloudy and colde- weather, with moderate var- iable winds. ors the dead of both world wars. Postoffice windows will be closed but the lobby will be open for dispatching 01 mail and.for use of box holdeis. Postmaster Joe W Padgett said. Only delivery service will be special delivery. All City Hall offices will be clos- ed. Regular semi monthly Tues- day night City Commission meet- ing has been called off. New Jersey Slayer Waives Extradition By CHARLES NOLAND United Press Staff Correspondent MIAMI. Nov. 10 cheeked Clans Eischen calmly acrieed to leturn to New Jcrscv wheie "I took the gun, loaded it and shot my mother and father" as they lay sleeping in their beds. Second Bay Polio Case In One Week Reported Yeslerday Bay county's second polio case in less than a week was repoited to health authorities here yesterday afternoon. First case this month was reported fi e days ago. Names of neither patient could be obtained Irst night. The upswing in the number of polio cases during the past month has taken local doctors by surprise. Ordi larily, the polio peak is reach- ed daring the late summer months and the number of cases shows decline during the fall. Health records heie show, how- that this year's peak came last month Four cases were le- ported for the 31 day period. The highest pre-uous month was Aug- ust with three Only one case was leported in September Dr. A. F. Ullman. director of the City County Health Center, said in one of the two cases reported this month there is no paralysis. In the other there is slight paraly- sis. Police Query Youth About Missing Gear From Fishing Smack A 16 jear old boy was held by county authorities here last night in connection with the theft Sunday night of fishing equipment fiom a boat tied at Tarpon Docks City police who apprehended the youth said the boy had confessed the theft Part of the goods lepoited stol- en were recovered. Effects of the spreading southeastern drought have shoved their way into indus- try here. The withering lack of rain, which already threat- ens to transform several states into a new. barren Dust Bowl, is also drying up the fish market. Demand for mullet hardest hit a the fish markets has dropped considerably. Local fish- erman and wholesalers pin much of the cause directly to the drought whuh has been plaguing the ?iea. A big wholesaler here who serves a large inland farming aiea said the demand for fish has almost completely disappeared. Hie rea- son, he says, is that fai' lers, their crops cut lean by the of rain, are depending more more on foodstuffs which f sy can grow themselves and a' _ buying fewer and fewer outs ae commodities such as fish. "Why, those iarmers are having such a bad tone they've decided to eat only what they can grow, he said. "That just leaves fish completely out." The d- ought has not been, how- ever, cr.clusuely responsible for the d; astic sag in fish sales. wholesalers point to last yerrs overproduction as the reason frr the slack now, and other oiair.e the influx of frozen fish Regardless of the reason, most fishermen are facing a gloomy year with no market for their prod- uct m sight. Thp drop in demand resulted in similar cuts in the amount dealers bought from the fishermen. Some of them are now in tight circum- stances. A few have turned to other things in an attempt to see themselves and their families through the lean times, but most are trying des- perately to hang on, hoping for an upsurge in the market A few are looking for new fish- (Turn to WITHERING, Page 2) Kiwanis Minstrel Tickets On Sale Quit Year Ea rly Un der Stiffened Soviet Pressure Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Kiwanis Club Minstrel show scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20 here, publicity director Bill Boyle said today. Tickets can be obtained fiom Kiwamans or at Cooper's Newsstand or City Cut Bate Drug Stoie. Proceeds from the show will be used for the underprivileged chil- ren's fund, Boyle said. Featuring local talent and spec- ialties, the show will be given in the Bay High auditorium Nov 19 and move down to the Ritz Theater Nov, 20. The production is under the dir- ection of A. L. Browne Berserk Veterinarian Kills 3; Ends Own Life MEMPHIS. Tenn Nov. 10 (UP> A prominent veterinarian appar- ently went berserk in a fit of des- pondency today and killed his wife, his stepdaughter, his stepdaugh- ter's son and then took his own life, police said. PTjT OVER BAPTIST Oct. 19 First Baptist church of Panama City adopted the largest budget in its history, totalling This week the budget was oversubscribed, with an- nounced on annual Loyalty Day. The men who set the pace in his record feat are pictured above. Left to right. Clyde H. McClung. Mel Snead, campaign director. W. C. Starling, Fred Baldwin, Vernon Cruce, finance chairman, and the pastor, the J. H. NEW ORLEANS POLICE SMASH TEEN AOE STORM-TROOPER CLUB TEEMED DAM! NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 10 reported today the smashing of a teen-age "Nazi storm trooper club" whose definat members believed "that Hitler is still alive and would one day return to power. Amazed officers moved in on the "dangerous mob' dur- ing the week-end, arresting nine officers of the gang which flouted the swastika banner of Hitler's Germany and a German-language letter of membership. They also seized 4.000 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition, a quantity of shotgun shells and 36 knives in an abandoned, burned groceiy building near Metairie High School, which was used as a headquarters for the youthful gang Governor Warren Signs 10th Reprieve for Miami Weekly Paper Publisher TALLAHASSEE (UP) Gov. Fuller Warren has signed the 10th reprieve for Reubm Clem, Miami weekly newspaper publisher sen- tenced nearly three years ago to serve 30 days in jail for contempt of court Warren's latest replies e was found today in the secretary of state's office It will carry Clem through Dec. 27, just about a week before Warren's expires. term in office Warren said he made the last reprieve for 50 instead of the usual 60 days because 60 days would have carried it one day beyond the time Gov.-elect Dan McCarty takes office. 'I have information that Hitler is still alive and in Argentina and I'm going there when I'm 21 said a 5-j ear-old. who proudly told au- thorities he was the leader of the mob. "I am going' to fight for him Jefferson Paush (countyi Depu- ty Sheriff Cy Einst described the Commissioners Accept Cook Bid on Trucks County commissioners yesterday accepted a low bid of S7.348 50, submitted by Cook Motor Company, for furnishing- three trucks, two dump and one flat. The tiucks will be used in county road work. Nel- son Chevrolet Company, the only other bidder, submitted a bid of S7.900. The commission disclaimed any "J ALL w Hob Hit- V; VJ41 Ail t iOOiUli fclilV defiant youth as a "native Amen- j responsibility for damaae caused can." but a surly boasting youth Dv a spillway at Anderson Bayou of the "storm trooper type "The whole at least the ones we to be av- erage American kids, but sure have sopped up a lot of wild non- sense about Hitlei." the deputy said. in Lynn savins the city of en assumes liability Mis. J. W Leonard. Fairfield. Ala had claimed her propeity damaged as a result of creation of the spill- "We dont know jet wheie they Blocks Si 000 000 got all this stuff, but some crackpot T Li adult must have started them out. perfiemeni on Daughter 45 Children Uninjured As Auto Strikes Bus GAINESVILLE. Ga.. NOV. 10 of We're trying to get all the mem- bers now." In order to become a member i (Turn to NEW OPLEANS, Page 2) UNITED NATIONS, N. Y, Nov. 10 Lie an- nounced his resignation today as secretary-general of the United Nations, indicating he was quilting a year ahead of schedule because he has been boycotted by Russia and her satellites. The lesignation was a carefully- kept secret until the opening of the full General Assembly this afternoon. He said he had planned to take the step Oct. 14, at the opening of the assembly's seventh session, but he waited until today so the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Securi- ty Council would be present. "I am quite sure that this is tha time to leave v itnout damage to (Turn to RUSSIAN, Page Allied Infantry Crushes Red Push Parkehop Hill By ROBERT VERMILLIOX "United Staff Correspondent TOKYO. Tues. Nov. 11 CUP) Allied mfantijmen smashed back an attack by 800 win-or-die Chinese on the western front's Porkchop Hill early today in bloody hand-to- hand lighting At least 100 Reds were killed. Their bodies were counted on the frozen slopes of the important hill northwest of Yonchon when dawn broke "They outnumbered us but our guys did a wonderful job." a U.N. battalion officer said. The Red assault was backed fay rounds of artillery and mor- tar. The Chinese, screaming "kill! first swarmed to the crest in 200-man strength at 1 am. but were duven off. "They came in straight up, laughing and giggling and swing- ing shovels and throwing grenades like United Press corres- pondent Fred Pamton reported fiom the front A half hour after the first attack was repulsed, the Reds came back with a full battalion, scrambling up the hill through a deadly mix- ture of tneir own arullety, Allied artillery ana sti earns of bullets from machmeguns and rifles. ien car rammed into a school bus on U. S. Highway 23 near here today, but all 45 children aboard escaped unhurt. W. J. Daniels, a passenger in the car. was hospitalized with in- juries resulting from the collision. The accident occurred as the school bus was making a turn off No charges weie PARIS. Nov. 10 CUP) Prince j Aly Khan to cooaerare in 2ny dAOlce actlon Hay-j wosth thus blocking a1 51 000.000 settlement on his daueh- the highway. "iled. Set Armistice Day Dinner! Lawyers for RHP and Aly had i 'Dienaied the papeis for leqal wncn word fiom the Moslem ni'nce it was no cicvl The was announced o. Alv IPW-.rr. Chailes Toicm. in a confuenre v ith Rita's lesnl A banquet at 7 p. m today in the Ameiican Legion Hall will kick off the membership dine for Veterans of Foreign Wais. Public Officer Hy Nominating committee of the Hi- land Paik Men's dub last night recommended gubernatorial ap- pointment of a temnorary govern- ing unri! the community is issued st? cnarter :n April The committee nominated A. J. Childs major. Jesse Clernmons, Amos Johnson. Barney Mashburn, and Amos commissioners, and G J   Moore, rnarshall. Xommnt.o: apnroved by 'rn duo Namei v ill ne to tic .101 uno will make the said veteians of the Ko-' sematnc. Ciuni rean conflict aie especially invited Ai Resmkoff is chanman 01 tne arrangements committee. newsmen end phoiogriaphpis bv to recoid tne final collate ot 1 the much nubhcized romance 'upreme Court Strikes Down Southern COOL AND FALL-LIKE TIDES TUESDAY- HiEh. 3.01 a..m. and p m low. a. m. Apainchicola nvei reading- at Chpttahoochee yesterday; .51 m- cher. falline. Bv CHARLO1TE G. MOULTOX j UnUed Press Staff Correspondent j WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 i The Supreme Court struck down a Southern racial tradition today by ruling that "Jim Crow" railroad cars which separate Negroes from white passengers are unconstitu- tional The order, handed down without a written opinion, presumably ap- plies to bus transportation as well. It upheld a lower court decision that railroads no longer may for- bid Negroes to travel in the "same cars with white passengers. Railioad passenger segiegation has been a common practice in Southern states except aboard North-to-South "through" trains. Despite todays ruling. Negro lead- ers believe it will take sex-eial years and many court cases be- fore "Jim Crow" coaches are removed completely They said segregation in buses has caused even more disturbances than the railroad rules. In another segregation case, the Supreme Court agreed to review a complaint against separation ot Negro and white students in Dis- trict of Columbia schools. The court also: 1. Took no action on the second appeal of Ethel and Julius Rosen- berg, convicted-atomic spies await- ing execution in Sing Sing Prison. 2. Rejected the appeal of New- York gambler Frank Costello, who has started serving an 18-month sentence for contempt of Congress. 3 Agreed to examine a civil anti-trust judgment against the New Orleans Times-Picayune Pub- lishing Co for selling advertising in two newspapers on a "unit combination rate." 4. Agreed to review the consti- tutionality of Michigan's Commun- ist control law which is similar to the so-called McCarran internal security law of 1950 Many states also have parallel laws. Arguments on the District of Columbia school segregation case will be heard with three similar cases in Virginia. South Carolina and Kansas next month. These cases are aimed at the "sepaiate but equal facilities" doctrine which holds that segregation in itself is not discriminatory. The railroad case, appealed by the _Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, was "started by William C. Chance, Negro school principal of Parmele, N C who was arrested for refus- ing to change from a white to a, Negro coach in 1948. Chance sued the railroad for damages aiter the conduc- tor put him off the train. His case was supported by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Lower courts held that segrega- tion in travel placed an un- constitutional bin den on inteistnt" commerce, and the high court agreed In an earlier action, the court had refused to grant a new hear- ing for the Rosenbergs, who were convicted in 1951 of espionage for taking part in a spy ring "which stole U S. atomic secrets for Russia Costello. 61, was convicted for refusing to answer questions before the Senate Crime Committee last year. The court refused to overtuin the sentence which has put the Italian-born gambler in the fedeial penitentiary at Atlanta. Costeilo also faces possible loss of his U S citizenship and depoitation The civil action against the fmics-P b j the eover'vntnt iiyder the Snvnru'n lav A judge in New Orleans ;ound that the publishing firm s rerjfa- to sell advertis.r.g space for its morning and papers was restraint of trace and kept business from the New O> leans Item, an after- noon competitor Corrmunist control law reamres Conmunisf. Com- muriH cisar. and Coninun- to iec. --er with -he state the fedeinl i> '.ru Hided in the mteiml ln-v -ronyoied i Sen Pat McCanan J- mobibie "'embers said. t'run an election 11 be cai'ed shoiilv rf'er 'he chaiier is issued. O'her a' ie cluo meetirz seen- loirre Two reaa one the Road De- panrienr in "eplv to a lequest :o (reduce tno sreed :hrough conrnu: tne o'her from Sr. Joe CoTD-ii" a i natt o: ro1 v ..lub interested iji ouyn i Tne letter Iron the road de- Dior" "fa a of rrcinc or ro wnetner or r.ot w.ll be necessary i ro lower speed The letter 5'ate when the survey will be rr.aae Tne !e-e- rrorr. S" Joe Paper that a five- tract o: lar.d behind the Hi- land scroo1. -t; unavailable for ine mooched "ground. The club dec.ded k> inquire nr-tree into the matter A turke" and s Uirkev sup- per are 'or Saturday nisht in ;p rr.onfv to buy land foi the   

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