Panama City News, November 12, 1952

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Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 12, 1952, Panama City, Florida Hi Mi 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. PANAMA CITY NEWS In TELEPHONE 8585 Northwest Florida's Most Morning Newspaper WDLP-AM-FM 590 kc 98.9 me TRADE IT! See -the Used Car Bar- gains in Today's Clas- sified Section. VOL 12 TEN PAGES TJKITED PRESS (FULL WIRE SERVICE) PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOV 12 1952 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION ___________________ J.0.J4 fCOMPLETF. s-KRvrrrcn (COMPLETE SERVICE) PRICE FIVE CENTS Sikes Calls for H-Bomb to End Korea War MESSAGE FOR GI's of a US Division somewhere in Korea, relax between battles and dis- cuss latest proposed to Korea. They are shown with a sign they have prepar- ed, reading, "It's a Long Hike Ike." Left to right Cpl. Tommy Espejo, Florida; Cpl. Glen Wenzel, Bril- lion, Ws., and TU. John Edwards, IVIountarry. N. C. (NEA Jury Finds Sharecropper Guilty of Leering Assault In Showdown Tiff With Labor Party LONDON, Nov. 11 won a showdown victory tonight for his policy of leading Britain back to- ward capitalism when the House of Commons defeated a Labor vote of no-confidence in the Conserva- tive government The vote was 313-279. Commons then appioved without vote an "address of thanks" to Queen Elizabeth II for her speech last week outlining the govern- ment's policy, including Chui ch- ill s plan to denationalize the steel and long distance trucking mdus- not lake lhe stand- YANCEYVILLE, N. C Nov. all-white jury convictec Negro sharecropper Mack Ingram today of assault by "leering" at a shapely young white girl at a dis- tance of 60 feet. The jury of rural farmers took only 58 minutes to convict the lanky, 45-year-old father of nine children under a law which pro- vides that actual physical contact has no bearing on assault if the de- fendant intended harm. Under the conviction, Ingram faces a prison sentence up to two years. Sentence will be passed to- morrow. Ingram's attorneys have said they will appeal the conviction. Ingram, who has denied that he to assault the teen-aged girl, xvas arrested after she said he starea at her "curiously" and walked rapidly aftei her as if he trjing to cut me off." He did tries in Britain. In their defeated no-confidence amendment, Labor attacked The gill, now Mrs. Edward Web- stei, a buxom 19-year-old house- wife, said Ingram "leered at me Churchill's denationalization poll- so 2t frightened me" and she ran cies criticized the government's Iflolp hlm across a freshly-plowed lack of long-range plans, and char-1 cornfield on June 4, 1951. ged that its policies threatened a The case wenfc to tne JUIT after TPt.nrn to orewai denression and! fmal arguments that took three hours The state claimed Ingram return to prewai depression and unemplovment. The Conservatives breezed through to victorv by a 34-vote margin in the first showdown with Labor of the new parliamentary sesr.ion. The fate of Churchill s "car-old was at stake in the voting. Additional i Needed for Building County School Plant An additional will be needed to take care of Bay countv's public school building needs lor the next two years. County Superin- tendent Thomas Smith told the school board yesterday. He broke down his total as fol- lows: Oakland Terrace will need 11 classrooms, a cafetorium and of- fice: Springfield seven classrooms: Hiland Park two classrooms, a lib- rary and office; Lynn Haven a library Springfield one room; Youngstown two, Cherry Stieet nine classrooms and library; Mil- and Drummond Park special education rooms: Parker and Tyn- dall two classrooms each. Among Negro schools. Glenwood will need 10 calssrooms. library, and special education room, Shaw library and health rooms and Oak Grove four classrooms, Smith said. The other areas should be able to get along with present facilities. he said. Fair and Cooler Weather Forecast for Panama City Fair and cool weather are fore- cast for Panama City and area today. Fresh northerly winds will diminish. The cool snap follows the first real rainfall here since Sept 19. 1.50 inches fell About -61 inches fell Monday night and early yesterday morning. intended to corner the girl in a woods adjoining the field. However, defense attorneys claimed that Ingram had no such intention and that he thought she was a boy. The girl was wearing blue jeans, a checkered shirt, a straw hat and was carrying a hoe. "The word 'leer' wasn't her defense attorney Fred Upchurch said. "It's a lawyer's WOIG born in the conference room Under cross-examination the girl admitted she did not see Ingram actually chase her or run. She said he did not speak to hei. When Upchurch asked her to (turn to JURY CONVICTS, page 2) Vaughn Declares Demo Defeat Very Similar To Big Dose Castor Oil MILWAUKEE. Wis., Nov. 11 Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan. Presi- dent Truman's military aide, said today the Democratic election de- feat "was like a big dose of castor didn't want to take it but it will be good Jfor them." In Milwaukee to visit friends, Vaughan said he was "an Ameri- can fiist and a Democrat and would give President elect Dwight D. Eisenhower "my full support." Vaughan said President Truman also would give the new president full backing. "In fac-t.'L he said, "I imagine Eisenhower will get more support from President Truman than from some members of his own party.' CLEAR SKID COOLER. TIDES WEDNESDAY: High, 7 52 p.m.; low, p.m THURSDAY: low. a.m. Apalachicola High, pm.: river reading at Chattahoochee: .42 feet, falling. Hayworlh's Legal Staff Agreeable To Aly Proposal PARIS, Nov. 11 Hay- worth's New York attorney said today Aly Khan's latest proposals for reaching a separation agree- meii' appeared "acceptable." Bartley Crum, who flew here from New York to try to end the shattered romance on a note of dignity, emplaned for New York tonight to iron out the last details "by mail." The new proposals were put forth today by Charles Torern, Aly's at- torney, who refused to sign a law- yer's agreement yesterday because the Moslem prince was not willing to take part m a divorce action. The agreement is reported to establish a trust fund of on princess Yasmm, Rita and Aly's daughter, and to piovide that she be brought up in the Moslem faith. When the proposals were first made today Crum said: "The counter-proposals of Aly on the divorce problems look accept- able to me, but I want to check with Rita befoie making any defini- tive statement." Crum said late today he had been unable to reach Rita, now holiday- ing in Spam, to get her final ap- proval, but said Suzanne Blum, Rita's Paris lawyer, will handle the matter locally now. Rippers Drive Out of Missis Yank County Proposes To Furnish Vets Equal Facilities Bay county school board yester- day adopted a resolution proposing to give Korean war veterans school facilities equal to those in public schools here. County Superintend- ent Tommy Smith said there are now 210 veterans, white and Neg- roes, attending school and 210 adult non veterans in night classes. The board congratulated Rosen- wald Negro high school on its eval- uation program, approved present agencies for county deposits, heard a proposal but took no action on 1 B year accident insurance for school children while attending classes and en route to or from schools, and heard a financial re- poit disclosing cash receipts total- ling and disbursements of in October, leaving a balance on Oct. 31 of 96. The. board also agreed to set a total of for replightmg St. Andrew and Millville schools Auditorium To Bs Sleeping Quarters For Department Several city and county health programs face homeless existence unless new quarters can be found before Panama City fire depart- ment takes over the Health Center auditorium. The city now is converting the Center's auditorium into living quarters for firemen An addition is being constructed to house fire equipment. In the past, the auditorium has been used to hold a crippled chil- dren's clinic sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, for a cerebral palsy clinic; and for meetings of the Medical Society, Dental Society. Registered Nurse's Association, District In-service Ed- ucation conferences and the Cere- bral Palsy Club. The cerebral palsy clinic is held once each year: the crippled chil- dren's clinic, twice yearly. The others hold regular monthly meet- ings in the auditorium. In addition, the room is used al- most daily for health education programs for clients and for film on health education. The State Board of Health in planning such institutes as those on diabetes and for North- west Florida regular y choses Pan- ama City because the health de- sartment here is the only one in ;he area that the facilities. The cnppled children's and cere- jral palsy el nics regularly draw arge numbe.s of cases. Last Fri- the second cripp'led children's clinic of t'ie year was attended by 88 patients 85 of them from Bay county The other three came from Calhoun and Gulf counties. Mis. L. E. Merriam, president of (turn to AUDITORIUM, page 2) Panama City Fire Fighter Injured In Car Collision A Panama City fireman was seriously injured here last night when the automobile he was driving side-swiped a parked ve- hicle, plowed up two palm trees, and collided head-on with a power pole. The motorist, Clarence Barfield, 400 Sherman Ave., was hospitalized at Adarns Hospital with a broken hip. abdominal injuries, and lace- rations. His automobile was demolished. Patrolmen Curtis Bull and Er- nest Worthington said Barfield was driving west on Beach Dr. "at a high rate of speed" when he side- swiped another car parked on the south side of the street, uprooted a pair of palms and smashed into the power pole. The parked automobile was un- occupied. It was owned by Larry B. Marlett, U. S. Navy Mine Coun- termeasures Station, near Panama City. Marlett's car sustained only minor damages, according to of- ficers. Bull said that reckless driving charges "probably" will be placed against Barfield. Police Break Brawl And Nab Fugitives DETROIT police made it a case of two birds with one stone when they 'broke up a barroom brawl between Gregono Silva, 20, and Gregorio Valdez, 30. Officers discovered both men were fugitives from the Jaw. Silva will be sent to Corpus Christi, Tex., to face a 1946 burglary charge as soon as he recovers from a knife wound. Valdez will go to Oklahoma City, where he is wanted for a 1947 "murder, after his felonious assault case here is settled. TUPELO, Miss., Nov. 11 young North Dakota newspaper- nan said today he was taken on a midnight ride last night by .wo masked men who slashed at urn with a razor and warned him -o get out of town by 6 p m. .Vednesday. Newell Anderson, 27-year-old city circulation manager of the Tupelo Daily Journal, said he and his wife will return to Grand Fork, N.D., "as soon as possible." The couple arrived here a month ago. Anderson said his assailants told him "we don't want Yankees in Mississippi." Police were investigating Ander- son's story. He told police Chief D. B. Crockett he had received telephone threats for 10 days prior to last night's terrifying incident. Anderson said he got into his car last night and had driven a short distance when a masked man rose from the floor of the back seat and told him to "keep driving if you don't want to get hurt." He said he drove out on a coun :ry road and when he was ordered :o stop, a car that had been follow ing him pulled alongside and a, second man joined them. Then the men, wearing masks with no slits, took Anderson on a two-hour drive, he said. They slash ed his suit with a straight razor cut his face slightly and told him he had better leave town, by 6 p rn (Turn to RIPPERS, Page 2) One Nan Killed, Another Injured As Car Overturns One man -was killed and another seriously injured today when the automobile in. which they were rid- ing- skidded on a rain-drenched highway near Blountstown and overturned. Florida Highway Patrolman C. W. Sassard said Harry Thomas McGee, 65, DeFuniak Springs, died en route to Jackson Memorial hos- pital in Marianna. The car driver, James Robert Sealy, 56. Edison, Ga., was hos- pitalized in Marianna with frac- tured leg and possible internal in- juries. Sealy is brother to Mrs. Ruby Harris, operator of the Cove Hotel in Panama City. Sassard said Sealy was driving south on State Road 65 about five miles south of Telogia when he ap- parently lost control of his auto- mobile on the ram-slickened high- way. The car overturned three times, Sassard said. Both men were thrown free from the vehicle. The accident was not discovered for about 40 minutes after it had occurred. Sassard said McGee, New Mexico geologist, suffered head and pos- esible internal injuries and fracture of one leg. Damage to the automobile were istimated at No charges have been filed against Sealy 'pending further investigation." Cafeteria Nets Spends During July-October Period Bay high school's cafeteria took n and spent in ;he period from July 1 to October 31. a statement received by the county school board showed yes- terday. Book balance on Oct. 31 was 32 The report said the net profit or the period was Receipts were listed as: Candy drinks ice cream and food S8.447.64. Disbursements were: Candy S466.96, drinks 60, ce cream food S3.414.85, equipment salaries utilities and miscellaneous The high school general fund showed receipts of and disbursements of for the our month period. Cash balance on Oct. 31 was Jury to Question State Klan Head, Warren Officer MIAMI, Fla Nov. 11 Florida Klan leader Bill Hendrix and a special investigator for Gov. Fuller Warren have been called be- fore a federal grand jury investi- gating a series of race-hatred bombings. Edgar Scarborough of Chatta- hoochee, U. S. marshal for the northern district of Florida, con- firmed today he had served sub- penas on both Hendrix, a Talla- hassee contractor, and J. J. Elliott, special investigator for the gov- ernor. Both are scheduled to appear Tuesday before the jury which opened an investigation last month into a series of bombings and threats last year against a pro- posed Negro housing project, relig- ious organizations and" the bombing of a Negro leader's home in Mims, Fla., Christmas night. Harry T. Moore, state official of the Nation- al Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and his wife lost their lives in the Mims attack. More than damage was caused m two bombings at Carver Village project here. The jury summons directed Hen- drix to bring with him "all mem- bership records, financial records, correspondence and papers per- taining to the John B. Gordon Klavern, Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Hialeah The American Confederate Army "and all documents, rec ords, communications and papers pertaining to Chester Columbus -Cnbbs." Cribfas, a former officer in the Hialeah Gordon Klavern, testified before the jury last month. Elliott was ordered to produce all records pertaining to his investi- gations of the Carver Village bombings Sept 22 and Nov. 30, 1951, and of the Mims bombing. 'China Musi Feel The Pinch of War' Com pressman Says PEXSACOLA, Nov. 11 Rep.' Bob Sikes said here today that the Korean war can be successfully ended onlv if the Chinese the pinch of war He called for blockade of the China coast, release of Chinese Nationalists for invasion of South China from Formosa, and "econo- mic pressure" on the Kremlin. The Third Congressional District renipseniative. speaking at Armis- COXGRESSMAN BOB SIKES TALLAHASSEE. Fla.. Nov. 11 S. Sen. George Smath- ers called today for the use 01 Chinese Nationalist troops in Korea Man Found Lying [n Pool of Blood Hospitalized Here A 24 year old Millville man was hospitalized here last night with severe lacerations of the wrist after he had been found lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen "loor of his home. Police identified the man as Carl- ton Pope, 405 Elm Ave. Hospital attendants last night said he is expected to live. Pope was found by a neighbor at about 9pm. Broken bits of a razor blade and a note addressed to Pope's wife m Port St. Joe were found nearby. Patrolman John Henry Stanley s investigating. Soord Adopts School Zoning Regulations Bay county school boaid decided at yesterday's meeting to adopt ronclad zoning legulations to dis- ;ribute the enrollment as evenly as possible in elementary schools of the county. A survey is now being made to determine the location of the bpundaj-y lines for each zone. Thomas Smith, county superintend- ent, pointed out that enrollment at Panama grammar school, for in- stance, is now frozen because of an overload. No additional students can be handled in that school, which is using all available facilities to take care of its record number of stu- dents. 117 YEARS OLD? YOAKUM, Tex (UP) Tom McEntyre, a former slave who ives with his daughter near Win- hester. Tex., claims he is 117 old. He doesn't have a buth ertificate to prove it nor does he how much concern one way or he other. Gallant Korean Soldiers Retake Dominant Hill By ROBERT VERMILLION United Press Staff Correspondent TOKYO, Wed.. Nov. 12 (UP) Never-give-up South Korean in- fantrymen whe were knocked off Pinpoint Hill by 1 500 yelling Chi- nese stormed back up the blood- soaked slopes today to recapture the crest of the dominant height on the central front's Sniper Ridge. Driven off the key position last night, the Republic of Korea sol- diers counter-attacked early today but were thrown back. They re- grouped and less than four hours later fought through a murderous enemy aitillery barrage to the crest at 10-05 am. (8'05 p m EST "United Press Correspondent Vic- tor Kendrick reported from the battle zone that the South Koreans were on the peak of Pinpoint "in good, strength" and fighting a sav- age hand-to-hand battle with the Reds. Kendrick reported "heavy shell- ing from both sides" everywhere on Sniper Ridge except on the crest of Pinpoint where the in- fantrymen were fighting it out with fists, rifle butis and knives. Two fresh Chinese battalions beat off the first ROK assault at a.m.. an hour and one-half after it staited. The Chinese apparently weie making an all-out arive to I control the vital Kumhwa Ridges guarding the central front invasion loutes that could be used either by Allied or Communist armies. tice Day ceiembmes in this North- west Florida city, said "It is not bad enough to destroy North Ko- rea. The Chinese can be hurt badly by a blockade of the Chinese coast They can be hurt by re- leasing the Chinese Nationalists to invade South China from Formosa. "Economic pressure on the KiemHn can be applied not only by this nation but also all our allies But, he said, the onward march of Communism ''cannot be killed with bullets alone." "Atomic and hydrogen bombs along with other weapons are nec- cessary to check it, but because it is an idea, it cannot be killed with bullets alone he said. "It must be killed by education on a worldwide basis." The Crestview Congressman said, "The people in their desire for peace have had their patience ex- hausted in Korea They want to win the war but no American worthy of the name wants to buy any kind of an agreement with Moscow or to surrender on prin- (Turn to CHINA. MUST, Page 2) County School Board Looks To Amendment For Immediate Cash Bay county school board hopes passage Nov. 4 of amendment No 1 to the state constitution will enable it to get an advance immediately to finance additional school con- struction. The board yesterday voted to ask for the advance in order to con- struct a 16 room instead of a seven room elementary school building on Cherry Street in the Cove section. The building originally planned, of seven classrooms, office and cat- etonum, was to be financed through in federal funds. The ad- ditional classrooms, which it is es- timated will cost will take carp of the school's needs for the next two years, it was stated. The board approved a proposal by Norman Gross, architect, that a tile-up type of construction be used in the Cherry Street school. It will save considerable money, he said. Fed Up With Noise Chicagoan Hits High Seas for World Cruise CHIC 11 (UP Zucker. a bacheloi. who said he is "fed up with the oettv annoyances and noise of ciU life shoved off today in his 44-foot sail- boat for a ciuise around the wonct. Zuckei. wno quit his job as iadio cngmeei. nlanned to sail down me Chicago Rner. the Illinois watei- waj and the Mississippi River to the Gull of Mexico and the Panama Canal, then wens to the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii ZuckT said he would be gone about three years Marianna City Commission MARIANNA (Special; In. light vote here yesterday, Marian- nans returned one city commission- er for another named two new ones and the chief of police, the and the municipal judge." Harry B. Bell was re-elected to the city commission board with a vote of 424. Close on his heels were W Earl McRae, 422. and Ralph E. McLure, 377, who will replace Roy B. Beall and Herschel Stephens, incumoents who did not seek re-election. Others m the commission race were Dr. G. V. McLendon, 210, and H. R. Stewart, 159. Hold-over members of the com- mission are Bill Reddoch and J. M. Sims Othei municipal oifices filled yes- terday saw re-election of Chester Miller as chief of police with 490 votes Miss Evelyn Davis, city Clerk, 472. and W. A. (Pete) Smith, municipal judge, 378. None had opposition. Only 572 ballots, including eight absentees, were cast. Houston Policemen Sour On True Love HOUSTON, Tex., Nov. II The course nf is never smooth, the poeis saj. and nobody was suiei oi i; today than three Houston policemen. The officeis answeied a trouble call fion John Mitchel at an early hour, and lound his girl friend, Marip r. Grifrn pounding on his dooi She had a complaint for them too Sr.e saict Mitchel look her to a mghtcluo, then ran off with ner COAT and scarf Not so, saia Mitcnel He explain- er1 jMatuyn liked to dance and he nkec to oowl. They aigued the merits oJ the different entertain- ments last n.ght until he got tired and oecided to nome. Eruouic, he d.sco'1.eied the coat ana scaif. He dime b> her apart- men, and left them where she'd be sure to find them Police took MIPS Griffin home a ni, she located me garments wncrc Mitcnel had left tnem. in tnt, e car Truman to Hand GOP Congress Billion By RICHARD E. MOONEY United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. H (UP) President Truman will hand the economy-bent new 83rd Congress a fiscal 1954 budget of about with roughly 75 per cent earmarked for defense and related programs, it was estimated This is almost as much as Mr. Tfuman requested last January for the current fiscal year which ends next June 30. It is some more than the outgoing Democratic controlled Congress finally voted after months of hear- ings. The proposed budget, which will go to the Capitol only a few days before Dwighr D. Eisenhower takes over as president, also is consider- ably higher than the S70.000.000.000 ceiling proposed by GOP congres- sional leaders for fiscal 1954. The figures for the new oudget, which will cover feder- al spending during the 12 months ending June 30, 1954, was based on preliminary unofficial esti- mates. These could be changed be- fore the spending proposals actual- ly are submitted to Congress. As it stands now, the Truman budget will include from to for mili- tary spending, in for- eign aid, for atomic energy, for "fixed" charges such as veterans benefits and interest on the national debt and for "general gov- ernment." Eisenhower, who is committed to trim the budget to by 195R. will be free to revise Mr. Truman's budget as he sees fit by sending further recommendations to Congress after he takes over. The president-elect may make some decisions on fiscal policy when he meets this weekend with Detroit banker Joseph M. Dodge, his representative to the Buaget Bureau. Dodge is scheduled to ar- rive m Washington tomoirow. But budget experts in the present Democratic administi ation contend Eisenhower will have trouble mak- ing reductions in fiscal 1954. They said most of the money in the new budget will be earmarked for pro- jects already approved by Con- gress, particularly the defense ef- fort. Eisenhower and most Republican congiecsmen campaigned on piorn- ises 10 reduce federal spending and then cut taxes as soon as possible. But many GOP sources feel it may be two years before a tax reduction is possible. Democratic ex- perts said that if fiscal 1954 spend- ing is to be kept at this year's level of about Ei- senhower or the new GOP-controll- ed Congress will be forced to cut back programs already stamped "okay" by the lawmakers. foithcommg Tiuman budget rot foresee any cutback in rnmia until fiscal 1955. But some Republican leaders be- lieic tnat Eisenhower, with his mihtai'% oackgiound. will be able to force defense reductions down without cr.danse: .ng national secu- ntv Republicans contend that the se: habitually ask for moic than they need and lhat Eisenhower will "know wheie the bodies are buried" at the Pentagon. Gen. Harper Arrives j At Tyndali Field For Overnight Stop i Li Gen. PwObert W Harper. i coir.raana.ii3 genet a! of Air Tram- in; Cormr.rnd. Orlando, arrived at Tfndrll Ai. Fcicc aftoir.OPR fo: an inlorma1. over- man: Morwer Maik R St Louis. Mo ctompamed the general in the rmnerted Air Force D-17 Fly- c; Fortrc.-1- Co! B.cenam T Kleine. com- m mains' officer of Tyndali. con- ducted the cenerpl and his guest on a bi'ef tour of the field. Gen Haraer was expected to continue his trio to Keesler Air Foice B.loxi. Miss., this morning early. ;