Panama City News, November 13, 1952

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Panama City News (Newspaper) - November 13, 1952, Panama City, Florida 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. PAIMAMA CITY NEWS TELEPHONE 8585 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. VOL. 13 TEN PAGES OIUTKU PRESS (FDU. WIBK SERVICI) PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, NOV. 13, 1952 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION ________________________ (COMPLETE SERVICE) PRICE FIVE CENTS Yank Korean Casualties Soar To 125.000 Declare War On Creeping Death In Florida's Rich Graceful it Belt Disease Captures Strong Foothold In Orange Groves TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov 12 (UP) Florida officials moved quickly today to com- bat a "creeping death" virus disease that has captured a strong foothold in the state' multi million dollar citrus groves. State and federal agricultural authorities reported to Gov. Fuller Warren and the state cabinet that the disease, trisleza, also known as "quick dechns" has been found in 11 important citrus growing count- ies of Florida. Tnsteza primarily attacks trees budaed on sour orange rootstock, causing them to lose their leaves and aie. About 20 per cent of Florida groves, including the lush Indian River and Orlando sections, are budded on sour orange stock. The cabinet released for s hudwood certification program, the only known method of control- ling the virus. California and Texas havs installed similar programs. State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan Mayo termed the situation an "extreme emergency." Dr. J. F. L. Childs, TJ. S. Department of Agriculture official from Orlando, tolc1 the cabinet the disease, dis- covered in the state in June, is "widespread in Florida" and has "been found everywhere that an intense search has been conducted. Ed L. Ayers, plant board com- missioner, said, "we can't stop the disease, but we can reduce the damage." The only way to wipe it out of a grove, he said is to bull- doze the trees and burn them. don't intend for anyone to (Turn to DISEASE, Page 2) Jayoees Sponsor Panel to Discuss Stadium Proposal A Jaycee-sponsored panel will discuss the proposed high schoo) stadium at an open forum here Sunday night. A Junior Chamber of Commerce spokesman said the discussion will he held at the Civic Center. Panel members, he said, have not yet been selected. Questions from the audience will be discussed while the program is being broadcast between and City Commissioners now have the stadium plan under study here. U. S. Artist Completes Portrait of Queen LONDON Chan- dor, Texas artist, has finished the six-months task set him by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt painting a full-length portrait of Queen Eliz- abeth n. The portrait stands on an easel In Chandor's London Savoy Hotel suite and gives visitors entering the door the uncanny impression that the Queen is standing by a window in a blue-gray lace and tulle evening frock as though them. A detective stands guard outside the suite. Mrs. Roosevelt commissioned the picture, to be hung in the British Embassy. Washington. B-fore it goes there it will be shown in New York and Washington. North Dakota Nan Packs Bag to Bid Delta State Adios TUPELO, Miss., Nov. 12 A young newspaperman who saic he was terrorized by "Yankee" haters in th i town nationally known for .its civic works packed BULLETIN TUPELO, Nov. 12 (UP) young newspaperman who said he was terrorized by "Yan- kee" haters in this town left for North Dakota tonight shortly before the deadline he said the terrorists gave him. to return to North Dakota tonight without bitterness. Before leaving with his pregnant wife, Newell Anderson, 27, talked several hours with police chief D.B Crockett and the chief said later: "He was definitely taken for a .ride." Anderson himself "h a s done nothing Crockett added, and "nobody can say one harsh word about him. He is one of the nicest little fellows I h ave ever met." There were rumors that Ander- son "made talks to colored groups" the chief said, but "I can furnish ;Turn to NORTH DAKOTA, Page 2) Year's Second Frost Dips Into Northern Portion of Florida LAKELAND. Fla.. Nov. 12 (UP) The second frost of the season dip- ped into Northern Florida tonight or a one-night stand. The Federal-State Frost Warning Service here predicted a low of 33 o 37 degrees with scattered frost n the northern portion of the Gainesville district, and 35 to 40 degrees with patches of light frost n the interior of the upper East Coast and south portion of the "ainesville districts. Cooler weather, but no frost over he remainder of the peninsula will arrive with the morning, the Wea- her Bureau said, but it was ex- pected to warm up again in the afternoon. Youngster Dies !n Flash Fire A five-year-old boy was burned o death here yesterday when a packing crate with which he was playing suddenly burst into flames. The child, Kenny DeLuke, son f S-Sgt. and Mrs. Kenton E. De- juke. Magnolia Homes. Tyndall Air Force Base, died instantly. The crate reportedly contained aaper or packing excelsior. It was not known last night what had ig- uted the box. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. ALGER HISS Alger Hiss Plea Still Shrouded In News Blackout LEWISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12 (UP) Whether Alger Hiss made his plea Tor freedom, before the U. S. Parole Board today was shrouded in a news blackout at the federal peni- tentiary here. Even Warden George C. Hum- phrey said he didn't know "yet" whether the former State Depart- ment official had appeared before Parole Board Chairman George C. Killinger. Humphrey explained that when board members visit the prison to lear the applications of convicts 'they work as an independent unit n another part of the institution." He said Killinger is the only one authorized to make statements re- the hearings. Killinger, who arrived here from Washington Tuesday night, entered he prison this morning to tackle a docket of 130 or more applira- ions, expected to keep him Lasy until at least Friday. Decisions are not rendered immediately and usu- ally take from two to five weeks. Hiss, who was 48 Tuesday, is seeking parole after serving 20 months of a five-year perjury term 'or denying he engaged in for the Communists. H-bomb Officials Reject Union Bid; Strike Foreseen AUGUSTA. Ga Nov. 12 Company officials at the billion- dollar H-bomb plant at Aiken, S C. tonight rejected a union proposal for settling a labor dispute, paving the way for a second general strike in less than a week. A Dupont, Inc., official said the union has been informed that the company cannot reinstate six dis- charged employes around whom the dispute revolves. The disagreement brought a one- day walkout at the huge Atomic Energy Commission plant last Monday. The company's statement also indicated it could not deal with the union until it has been recognized by the National Labor Relations Board as official bargaining agent for technical employes at the plant. The company's position was ex- pected to touch off another general strike tomorrow, in view of the union's ultimatum.' that the engin- eers be rehired pending furher investigatm. Operations at the huge govern- ment project were to a standstill Monday morn ag members of the American Federa- tion of Technical (AFL) threw up picket at all plant entrances. Local Mar Gets Word Of Brother's Death Word of i e death of K. L. Burch ri Sloccmj. Ala., was- received ;ast nighj by his brother Robert R. Burcn of Panama City. Funcial arrangements will be announced by Hartford Funeral Horns in Hartford, Ala. I.Ir. Burch had rour children. An- o'her brother, H. C. Burch, lives in Dothan. Sen. McCarran Demands JN Clean Out Commies NEW YORK, Nov. 12 at McCarran (D-Nev) recessed he Senate Uritet? Nations loyalty learings today with a new demand hat the U.N. clean out commun- sts on its staff or get out of the United States. He also called for a halt to the employment of foreigners who he said, come here to plot against he U.S. government. "H drastic methods are neces- sary to stop that, the sooner we esort to those methods the better" IB said. McCarran, chairman of the Sen- ate Judiciary Committee and of ts subcommittee on internal se- jurity. recessed the subcommittee hearings here probably until after he new Congress convenes in January. CITY BOARD MEETS TODAY City Commissioners will hold heir regular Thursday afternoon meeting today at 5 p.m. at City Hall The sessions are open to the public. Bay County Officials To Attend Conference Ail members of Bay county school board and County School Superintendent Thomas Smith will attend the state convention of school board members and super- intendents in Jacksonville Dec. 8. Members of the board are H. A. Brown, Rae Steele, H. J. Ruther- ford, J. B. Lahan and O. E. Hobbs. Club Plans Supper At Oakland Terrace A chili and chicken supper will 'bz held by Oakland Terrace Men s Club 7 p. m. Saturday at Oakland Terrace Park. Club President Leo Hatcher said the public As invited to attend. TO REJ1ODEL ATLANTA. Herman Talmadge released from his emer- gencv fund todav S130.000 to finance remodeling of property in Atlanta to be used as a state hospital for alcoholics and S33.000 each for erection of National Guard ar- mories at Perry and Bainbridge. AIRCRAFT CRASHES SHELTON, Wash Nov. 12 fUP) unidentified aircraft, believed To be a Navy plane, crashed into thick forestland north of here at p.m. (EST) tonight, Mason County sheriff's orficers reported. Newspaper Men Fight Type Deal WASHINGTON. Nav. 12 CUP) Newspaper publishers told the Su- pieme Court today that the Inter- national Typographical union is try- ing to circumvent the Taft-Hartley Law by insisting on "bogus" type- setting. The court will hear argument, nexi. week on the legality of the practice, which has been customary in newspaper composing rooms for years. The procedure requires paying workmen for setting type which never will be used. The "make- work" program is used when ad- vertising arrives in the composing room in such a form that a" plate can be made from it directly. Union policy decrees that the be set anyway and later dis- caiced. Newspaper publishers in- sist that this violates the Taft-Hart- ley Law's ban on featherbedding. Tile National Labor Relations Board ruled that the practice does not -violate the law. The American Newspaper Publishers Association appealed to the Supreme Court af- ter a lower court upheld the board's decision. In a brief received today by the high court the ANPA said: "The court below erred in pick- ing and choosing from remarks made during the legislative proceedings while the act was under consider- ation by congress m an effort to reach a result directly contrary to the clear, and precise language of the Enemy Air Fleet Would Find Easy Pickings in U. S. PARIS, Nov. 12 vast majority of any enemy air fleet attacking the United States or Britain would have no difficulty penetrating present defenses, U.S. Air Force officers said today. During World War n. interceptor planes and anti-aircraft fire were able to stop only about 4 per cent of an attacking bomber force and recent allied air maneuvers indi- cate that defenses have improved very little since that time, if at all. Some optimists believe that as much as 10 per cent of an enemy air armada might be shot down or diverted from strategic targets, but Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg. U S. Chief of Air Staff, and air officers here think the 4 per cent figure is more realistic. Silence of Atomic Experts Lends Credence to Reports That U. S. Has Added Hydrogen Bomb to War Stockpile Fair, Warmer Weather Seen for Panama City Fair and warmer weather is forecast for Panama City and vi- cinity today. The mercury got down to 43 de- grees, only 11 above freezing, early yesterday morning. The highest reading during the day was 66 de- grees. WARMER" TOMORROW TIDES THURSDAY: High, p. m.: low. a. m. FRIDAY: High, p. m.: low, a. m. Apalachicola river reading at Chattahoochee yesterday .47 feet, rising.. By JOSEPH L. MTLER United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Nov. 12 The United States may have added the dread hydrogen bomb to its growing arsenal of atomic weapons. "Eyewitness" testimony that it has is piling lip. The Atomic Energy Commission won't say anything until the cur- rent atomic tests at the Emwetok proving grounds in the Pacific are completed. But no one is flatly denying the "eyewitness" accounts, and cryptic remarks by congressional and other atomic experts lend cerdence to'the reports. Evidence that the United States has touched oif one or more H- bombs is mostly in the form of letters from members of the big task force conducting the Emwetok operations. There is no way of telling now whether the first test with its A-bomb two, five. 10 or 100 times as power- ful as the atomic weapons which devastated Hiroshima and Nasa- saki. Put the figure at as a guess. That could knock out a city of 120 square miles. The wartime A-bomb's limit of destruction was about seven square miles. It is known that an H-bomb test was in the works as far back as February. And some of those eye- witnesses letters are tially convincing. In four of them now at hand there are discrepancies both of time and place. But there arc the sort of discrepancies that could be attributed to confusion on the part of the as they must have been after seeing what was touted as the most destructive man-made explosion in the history of the world. Conceivably the au- thors were writing about more than one hydrogen explosion. The first letter was published Saturday by the Los Angeles Ex- aminer which did not identify the author. It said the awesome blast burled "countless tons" of matter skyward Despite the great distance the cloud seemed to tower directly over the ship. Another eyewitness account, by another unidentified author, was published Monday in the Lima, (O.) News. It was even more graphic. It also reported "thousands of tons" ol debris spouting to the skies, and spoke of a flame two, miles wide and five miles high. The writer said his "captain told us that it (the bomb cloud) went at least 15 miles straight up." No conventional A-bomb cloud, infoimed sources here believe, would ever get thai high before bieakmg up and dispersing. The Lima News writer. like the one quoted by the Michigan City (Tnd News-Dispatch, reported a sudden blast of intense heat ac- companymg the initial flash The Michigan Citv story said it was "like someone putting a hot iron on vour back for a split second." What but an H-bomb could pro- duce an effect that at a distance of 30 to 35 miles? Theatre Operator Throws Door Open In Protest of Tax COLUMBUS. O Nov. 12 Theie were no tickets sold and no ticket taker at the door of a Columbus neighborhood theater to- mgnt, but the house was packed. Lte J. Hofheirner and Albert L. Sugarman. owneis of the 320-seat "Little began an admis- sion-free policy m protest against paying an "unfair and discrimina- tory" 20 per cent federal amuse- ment tax The, owners claim the tax is putting them out of business. Signs on the theater marquee and box office boldly announced "admission free." and patrons weie urged to let their conscience be their guide in donating what- ever they felt the movies are worth upon leaving. Showing on the screen tonight were "Big Jim McLain" and "One Minute to Zero." One half the seats were occupied five minutes after the doors opened and the auditorium was filled an hour later just before the movies started. A girl m the box office turned away scores of prospective free patrons with the woi d they could return and get seats when the last feature started two hours latei. AWARD OF APPRECIATIOX-F. William Broome. manager of the Chamber of Commerce receives a certificate of appreciation from W. C. Starling and the Khvanis International at the Kiwanis luncheon at the Dixie-Sherman Hotel yesterday, fStaff CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AWARDED TO WILLIAM BROOME Soft Coal Miner Raise Dependant !f Recter Putnam WASHINGTON. Nov. 12 Economic Stabilizer Roger L. Put- nam said today he will decide him- self whether John L. Lewis's soft and hard coal miners are entitled to their full S1.90 a day wage in- crease. He also said after a White House conference he will disclose within 24 hours the method he will use to reach a decision. He said the "mechanisms" under consideration include a public hearing, a study of union-industry briefs, or a pri- vate consultation with the parties. Putnam previously had consider- ed sending the case back to the Wage Stabilization Board which cut the miners pay hike to SI.50 on grounds anything more than that would be "inflationary." He also could have passed the case to President Truman. j The miners are virtually certain ;o stage a nationwide strike if Put- i nam i efuses to give them the full I 51.90. The soft coal diggers staged a one-week strike immedi- ately after the wage board cut their raise They returned to work on vork on orders from Lewis after Mr. Truman intervened and Put- nam agreed to review the case. Certificate or appreciation was awarded to F. William Broome, and four new members were in- stalled yesterday at the lunch- eon of the Kiwanis International at trie Dixie-Sherman Hotel. The certificate was awarded to Broome, manager of the Chamber of Commerce here, "in recognition of his untiring efforts and unself- ish devotion to The development of this community." Broome. who sub- mitted his resignation two weeks ago, is lea% ing, Friday for Albany, Ga. New members installed were: J. W Lowrey, Jr., Gayle Sudduth, Charles E. Collins, and Robert L. Brown. Members were urged to attend the chorus rehearsal for the Kiwan- is minstrel at p.m. today at Junior High School, and to returr all "unsold minstrel tickets to Mandeville Smith, Robert L. Brow Bill Lamer. Gayle Sudduth. or George McDonald before Monday. Guests at the luncheon were: Morgan Jacobs, Washington, D.C.: Paul Vickers, Atlanta; Dick McCoy, N. J.: and Bill Davis, Lynn Haven. Sills Funeral Rites Scheduled for Today Funeral services will be held at 10 a m. today at Lynn Haven tist church for Mrs. Mary Lou Sills, 57. died in a local hospital Monday night. The Rev. W. C. Brunbeloe will officiate. Yesterday's Panama City Herald incorrectly stated that the funeral had been held yesterday. Burial will be m Greenwood Cem- etery. Work Stoppage At Montgomery Newspaper Ends MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 12 UP) A work stoppage at the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper was ended at least temporarily oday pending a conference be- ween the newspaper owners and epresentatives of the International Typographers Union Advertiser printers stopped work Tuesday night in what they called a "lockout'' and which assistant oublisher R. F. Hudson Jr.. called an "illegal strike." The disagieement arose over the union's efforts to place three print- ers with paid-up dues in the Adveitiser composing room in place of three others whose dues were said to 'be in arrears. University Medics Test 4 Drugs That May Cure Leukemia MIAMI. Fla Nov. 12 'UP) Two Duke University doctors said today they have tested four drugs which promise new hope for event- ual cure of leukemia and some other blood diseases. Dr. R. Wayne Rundles and Dr. W. B. Barton told the Southern Medical Association here today that with the aid of the drugs some patients with blood disease, particularly those with types in- volving the bone marrow, have responded "to an extent never be- fore seen." They said the drugs are valuable aids to surgery and x-ray therapy in blood diseases and leukemia. Urethane is most effective in treatment of a bone disease and m a type of chronic leukemia, said Rundles. associate professor of medicine. UX WARNED UNITED NATIONS, N Y Nov. 12 warned the United Nations today that detei iorating race relations in South Africa mav engull the world in a "new and threatening tide of conflict and discord i Fire Department Answers Two Calls Here Yesterday Firmen here responded to two calls yesterday afternoon. Eugene Carter. 1303 Clay St.. called the department for aid when a stove became overheated. Fire- men said no damage resulted. An automobile fire was ex- tinguished at 15th St. and Jenks Ave. Repoits listed the owner of the vehicle as C. E. Miller Ji.. address not given. Damage was undetermined. Increase Reflects Real War WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 battle cas- ualties in Korea jumped last week the largest in- creas in a now total the Defense Depart-' ment reported today. The increase, which reflected continued sharp fighting all along the Korean from, -was the biggest weekly rise since Nov. 14, 1951 when 1.712 new casualties were re- ported. The new v eekly list included 284 dead. 944 wounded, 50 missing and 40 captured. The new toll of dead, wounded and missing in Korea has exceeded 1000 a week for the past three weeks The figures do not include casualties suffered by South Ko- rean forces or other troops fighting m Korea. A Defense Department spokes- man said the rise in casualties is from heavier action in a see-saw fight for strategic hills. The overall U. S. casualty toll to date includes dead. wounded. missing, cap- tured and previously listed as missing but since returned to military jurisdiction. South Korean infantrymen mopped up the Commtmlst pockets on Sniper Ridge's Pinpoint Hill early today after recapturing the vital central front height with the aid of a artillery barrage. The hard-hitting Republic of Korea troops smashed into resist- irj Reds late yesterday after with- di awing slightly before a series of enemy counterattacks on pinpoint. By midnight the ROKS had Broken Communist resistance on :he frost-covered slopes and the mop-up -was complete at 1 a.m. The battle marked the 27th ti-tiu Sniper has changed hands ia.Jp month of bloody fighting for ,thjfcr- ridges north of Kumhwa and waaT. completed as Allied troops weHF-" digging in against freezing north- ern winds. c-- IT. S. Air Force weather connaissance pilots reported tbi war's third winter was taking a irm grip on North Korea as a blanket of snow and ice moved southward toward the battleline. U. N. authorities said over yes- terday's 24-hour period the ROKS 'in the Sniper Ridge sector with- stood the murderous pounding' of an estimated rounds of Communist artillery and mortar fire. lolfywood Gag Writer Tells Probers WASHINGTON. Nov. 12 Abe Burrows, gag-writer, musical comedy author and party-goer, said today he ran around with Hoiljwooei j Communists during the war and took part in iheir "fronts." bxu never really was "one of the fellows." He told the House un-American Activities Committee that some of the Communists he was chummv with probably thought he was a party member, too. But he said he never took "the final step" of sisn- inc a membership card "I was there." he testified. "I was around. I'm sorry I was. but I was. But to sign a Communist partv would have seemed like the height of insanity to me. Even though I was around, I wasn't really one of the fellows." The burly. 41-year-old witness said the Communists he knew Pr actuallv trusted him much because he was always kidding them in satires he made up as he plaved the piano at parties. "Those fellows just didn't have any sense of humor about them-! selves." he said Burrows appeared befoio the1 committee at his own request to answer testimony by Owen Vmson i an earlier witness, who said That BIKTOW-; was a member of a rpdio writers cell on which Vinson was frepsurer in Hollywood about the the wai ended. "If he testified he thought I vvns Cemr-unist Burrows said. "I suess ni telling the truth as he saw .t I was aiound with those fellows. SHIP Mavbe it's stubborn pucie or, 'iiv part that makes me think I 7-rve; did take the final j General Election Cost Bay County's Taxpayers Florida's general election cost Bay county taxpayers more than ST.OOO in direct costs for poll work- ers and rent on polling places, ac- cording to figures released yester- day afternoon by County Clerk W. S Weaver. Officials estimate the cost of hold- ing a special election to fill the tax assessor's office would be about S6.000. Weavei's office said total cost of the Nov. 4 election was S7.444.68. The cost included only fees paid poll supervisors and workers and rent on the polling places them- selves County officials said earlier yes- terday the cost of an election in "co: rvatetuely" S2.000. They said thai a primary a runoff primary, fif n.j candidate received a clear majority ir> the ballot) and a second general election would be necessary to fill the assessor's job if the couits hold the Nov. 4 write- in is :nvahd H. Safely McQuagge. second high man m a write-in campaign con- ducted after the death of D. G. i Dune McQuasge. De m o c r a t- ic nominee, three days before the seneia! election has challenged the Nov 4 vote on the grounds of on a precinct level and ha1; called on man Ger- ald Conrad "to agree with me" on a special election Conrad declined. test.lied That Burrow? at- tended vauv meetings as treasurer of the un" he- nan a hard time collecting Buitovs uncler pioadias: by committee _ Chr-irsriju Jonr. S Wood he flatlv he never signed an application for membership in the partv and signed a mem- bership card. DAY To Choose Delegates Tonight "o the Dis- abled Amei ican Veterans' corner- once in win be chosen at B o'clock dunne the meet- ins of Charrer 17 in the American Leer.on Home Commander W H ''Bill' Hasty said member is urged to attend and a.d .n the preparation of reports to both the national and state headquarters. posts will be fill- ed by a meetms oi the executive board. er by D. C. Susrcs. state commander. Renorts will be on the For- get-Me-Not sale held here recent- ly- 4 ;