Biloxi Daily Herald, April 14, 1953

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April 14, 1953

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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 14, 1953, Biloxi, Mississippi '¿re»flggac 20 PAGES TODAY USE HERALD CLASSIFIADS To Sell—To Bay— To Invest j Opportunity Awaits Those Who Patronise The Herald Classifiads the Daily He rald Associated Press. AP and NEA Features Herald Building, Gulfport Mississippi Coast, Tuesday Afternoon, April 14, 1953 Herald Building, Biloxi Volume 69—Number 164PLANE WITH 25 DISAPPEARS Enters Plea Of Guilty To U* S. Spying ★ ★★★★★ Vacation Bound 'resident Eisenhower holds the arm c' ¡Fohn E. Dowd, as they prepare to bnarc! his" the presidential pi WASHINGTON If»—Kurt L. Pon-j gcr, an Austrian-born former GI,: pleaded guilty today to conspiring to spy on U. S. defense secrets' for Communist Russia. Ponger. 39, entered his plea 24 \ hours after Otto Verber. his co-| defendant and brother - in - law,; pleaded guilty to the spy conspiracy. CARRIES DEATH Ponger pleaded guilty to a charge which government lawyers said carried a, possible death penalty. But the prosecutors, in effect, waived any possibility of the extreme penalty for Ponger. As a result, Ponger faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, twice the time Verber could receive. Verber and Ponger are former residents of New York. They were living in Austria at the time of their arrest last January. They were flown here for trial. Pongc pleaded guilty to con- ^ spiring with Verber and a former j official of the Russian embassy in 1 Washington and m Austria to ¡transmit to Soviet officials in the 22 PASSENGERS WERE GIs HEADED FOR OVERSEA DUTY Allied Guard Craft OverJohn Payne Tells ReasonFor Pardons -* JACKSON. Miss. IJU-Gov. Hugh [White has firanted 76 pardons dur-'ing tile first IS months ol his cur-[rent term, about seven limes the ____—number granted by former Gov. Fielding Wright during his last SEATTLE (AP)—A crippled air transport, with two years in office, the Parole22 soldiers and a crew of three aboard, vanished on a "^/^y'ltrd,,,,, „,T„ issued flight across the Cascade Mountains before dawn to- from Jan. 1, 1952 to the present day after reporting it was losing altitude. ¡¡¡J»-»J ffiSSTiSS'SiiSThe twin-engine carrier, operated by Miami Air- 1950 and 1951 line, Inc., of Florida, was bringing its military pas-iPAYNE . c , .1 n« i a John A. Pavne. chairman of thesengers to Seattle on a special charter flight. ¡state Parole Board said the rea-The non-schedule airliner's home office in Miami son {°r lh.e vaf dliierc"cfJ^t . number of pardons was caused byreported 12 of the soldiers were picked up in Wash-ia change in policy within theington and 10 others at Scranton, Pa. board j u u ,„„ ......................... - T . „ „ , tK ' The Parole board has the pre-iprecautions made a mistake bomb- Ironically, most of them were ogative of making the rules andl^, The reconnaissance planes patrolled through the day over thick clouds hiding North Korean roads. The Reds said the 2j0-vehicle convoy was the first to start the long trip from North Korean prison With U.N. * * * Guard Against Bombing Trucks Through Error MUNSAN, Korea UP—A Hied planes flew guard today over the route of the first Red motor convoy carrying sick and wounded U. N. war prisoners slowly toward freedom. Flying Convoys Prisoners Five Reforms In Government Of Counties Urged STATE AP BRIEFS ^[i . .two countries information concern-;ne for inK American defense secrets. INDICT PAIR IN PREACHER ATTACK believed to be heading overseas, policies under which it operates,"] Soldiers flying to Seattle normally¡payne said. "We are now oper-are making a quick hop to catch!atmg ou the policy of recommend-a troop ship after staying home as jng pardons for convicts who have long as possible. ¡been out of the penitentiary on The Coast Guard and Charles S. i suspension or parole, five years Chester, Washington state aeronau-jor longer" .tics director both said the plane f Payne said Wr,ght pardoned was believed to have cleared theieight ^ ,n 1950 and three m a me, JACKSON. Miss. Ufi — Five major reforms in county govern-An Air Force spokesman said thelment in Mississipp; were urged by air sentinels and special, secret)the Mississippi Economic Council. President Otho R. Smith of Me ridian announced the council's recommendations yesterday. Top on the list would be separation of the offices of sheriff and tax collector, now performed by one man. The council's recommendations li flight ihoto) to Augusta, Ga., and a week-long vacation.— (, N F. A Tele- COHORT The Russian. i. Yuri Novikov. left 'rugged Cascade range - where 1951 Whi m m2 pardoned 39;ginning Monday. snow was reported and has pardoned 37Pso far thlslg g y year. "We recommend the pardoning Koiea ke Would Sell [lubber Plants To private Industry ¡Trouble In Iran Over Leadership BATESVILLE. Miss. f - Two;,,^ ^ Memphis men accused of attackins, OVcrni^ht , preacher at his home» A larV scale aerial seari.h was •for home after the I" s ruledi"™1" hm; have been num-tedon concentrated m an area west ---------------------- •-------- 01 nomt attei th< L. b. iukdiCh;,rRCS of assault and battery with f s^mDode Pa<5S which is about of convicts who have been out of lro„k 1 he was not acceptable as a diplo-i 1Mt(,nt lu kill. ()I o^mptae r.iss, wnitn is aooui. t _____ . # ^ _______ |DreaK. camps to Panmunjom, where 600 were made after a two-year study Allied POWs will be traded fori0f 18 representative counties, 3.800 Chinese and Communists be- Smith said. The Council is composed of businessmen interested in state and county government re- CONVOYS TO LEAVE Two more convoys were to leave1 tomorrow at day- matic envov. H. D. Mills. 32. and H. C. Coop ti!) miles southeast of Seattle..The the penitentiary for five years or| The Lr N probablv wUj slart Coast Guard said searchers Were;more ;,lld are l!VinS useful lives 1 moving its 700 Chinese and 5.100 major recommenda- The five tions were: 1. That the offices of tax collector and sheriff be separated. PrgZrf^ f tP,t'at t0 ,tlJe;er; ^ inVsy'sYematic' checkijn order that their citizenship can '^nhKo ea n sick ^d wounded byj1^ sheriff would act only as law St count of the indictment. wmlnlsiM for Thursday bv Circuit JUase ™ . .______Un >» I . __ ___ y onfnrcomonf hoaH anrt urnnlH ho a n miles. I first count of the indictment, while1 sot for Thursday by Circuit Judge ¡Verber pleaded guilty to the second C\ M. Swango Jr. after the Panola 011 tcount charging a conspiracy to!County Grand Jury handed down ¡gather defense secrets with intwt indictments yesterday. ;MESSAGE iof having them transmitted to' The Rev. Sammie P. Crawford, a cryptic message ! Russia. estimated 1,500 square it 2 07 a. m. TEHRAN. Iran OP— Police vised' ----tear ys and clubs to .-mash deni-l AUGUSTA. Ga. OP — President onstrations in downtown Tehran! Lsenhowcr ' todav' recommended today oxer Premier Mohammed' |ile of S550 million w o r t h Mossadegh s attempts to wrest ' government -"owned svnthctic control of the army from the Shah ibber plants to private mdustrv. But the Majlis—lower house of) T , . nr. Parliament—failed,bv one mem-l In a special message to Con- Jforum and thus |,ess irom his vacauon hoadquar- Thursdav any leg.s-' rs here, the President asked the , .. • ____ wmakers to enact legislation au- lative action on Mossadegh's pro- 1 a- - 1 r ti, > ♦ , it;posal to curb the powers of Shah |lonzing d.sp^al of the tacilities. ^^^ Reza Pahlevi, includ- **I am. in hearty accord with the lilicv determination of the Confess that the security interests the nation will best be served, ing army control. EXPLOSIVE SITUATION Moss Point Dem Committee Gives Candidate List train this weekend. The 3M-müeil';,,0','cn,1™1 hca'J, and "fould felony In MiS.!,r,p (ron, Pusan to Mtmsan take^f'S'"" ^r more than one term. He • • r is limited now to one term. 2. That the offices of justice of the peace and constable be abolished. The council said an overlapping be restored," he said. ( Conviction of a ¡sissippi takes away the right toiabout 15 hours. From Munsan. the; ; vote, hold public office and other POWs will be taken to Panmunjom privileges of citizenship. .42. pastor of Pilgrim s Rest Bap- from the plane told of the failure Ul jby ambulance. 111 st Church about 10 miles south- of olie of \ts tw0 mgines. It was LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP | A South Korean Defense Minis- _ ^^ ^ least of here, said the men beat inMn., altitude and was down; Payne said the continued loss|spokesman said the 450 South of jurisdiclinn and authority could him and broke his leg la*t Christ- to 4,500 feet. 'of citizenship is a great handicap Noreans being returned will havelbe hclped by abolishing these of- mas Eve. i The final radio report was at to persons who resume legitimate It0 be reindoctrinated P°ssibly:fjces The minister added that the at- 2 22 a. m. The pilot then was un-'business following suspension or,for six months to free them from, 3 Limjt counties to nne court. tack was inspired by a "devil- cortain of his position. 'parole. ^ eifccts of Communist teach-;house or judicial district. The state aeronautics director' Recently, he said, a Jackson• , , , '¡counties now have two. \V possessed" member of his congre-| »ation, but said he didn't know why. FORMER "B^NEVILLE MAN FATALLY HURT | * * I MEMPHIS LP— W. A. Key. :'>6. M. Alexander, chairman of 1 formerly of Booneville. Miss., died Som* said the pilot had reported over County man, making a good liv-Ellensburg. about 125 miles south-, ing in radio work, could not sign "Some of them must have been- indoctrinated he said, ' and 4. That counties administer, build „ ...----- ------- ------o-,.. ,, . . , , jiand maintain roads under the'unit J east of Seattle on the east side of a radio log because the Federal îjf^'will,have t0 be r^md0Ctrin®teJ! system instead of by beats. Thus, the mountains at 1:43 a. m. ¡Communications Commission pro-| et0'e they are freed^ to go back.^g county COuld save money by The official said the elapsed time hibited convicts from doing so. |to their communities pooling the purchase of equipment to the 2 07 a. m. report of air His pardon. Pavne said, enabled . The Communists still were await-engme loss would have carried the him to do his work without re-:inS a U" N" rcP^ to their latest the Moss Point Municipal Demo-lnia hospital here yesteioay of in-. uatic Election Committee, an-¡juries received in a traffic accident An atmosphere of explosive ex- n0Unced that a canvass of the a (.-near Crenshaw. Miss, v the development within the citement gripped the city after an pH(.alluns 0f candidates who de-l Kev, who moved here about a nited States of a tree compe'n- announcement by a group of army suc to have their narnes piaeed'vear" ago. was driving a pickup U-e svnthetic rubber mdustrv. and officers last night threatening an on the ballot to be \oted on at the 'truck that crashed into the back of believe that now is the time to armed revolt to protect the mon- Mav 12 Democratic Primary re-lidertake plant disposal." the archy. |suited as follous. resident said. . The crowds defied a military Alderman. Ward 2, John A. Cir- FC PLAN ban on demonstrations. They in- 1(lt> S[. . Alderman Ward 3 i: eluded supporters of both Mossa- ,„, ,,, ; "The program recommended-in dctth andPtPhe Shah.' Giego.x Uood and Alderman, je report of the Reconstruction. Morning newspapers carried the,4' Jr,lan'c Jr.. all n,-| .nance Corporation (RFC) ap-'texl o{ ,he oftlcers- announcement,l;umbonts nf theu' ualds and hars to pro\ id" basic outline of whlch described Mossadegh as a havIir' ;tM opposition candidate plane an additional 60 miles westward. which would have cleared ; request for scale truce resumption negotiations of full at Pan- clared the authors would "leave the our service and together will rise' Democ ratic nominees those names will be placed on the ballot for tne a truck which had pulled over to the side of the highway because of a flat tire. Out-Of-State Scribes Visit Coast This Week There was no indication when commander, would answer. He had told the Reds earlier that a renewal is the "second order of business" to the disabled POWs exchange. In Pusan. South Korea's Foreign satisfactory method to achieve ••foxv_ stubborn old man" and de- Qualified, were announced as the is result." ' ' ' ~ I Eisenhower noted 1 hat at ..... ............ . _______ .... _____ of World War II, when the ¡f the premier and his "criminal|General Election, lited States was denied access collaborators do not cease their j FOR MAYOR its normal supplies of natural impertinent activities." j ]n lhe maV0raliv r,(e two can- bber "a huge government-owned The authors were referring to didates have qualified" The mcum- - resolution before the Majlis i bent< AUon Thompson Mo« Point Coast Thursday, remaining through "> _.—:.._ »L.. c-L-u -ii •• ; Friday and Saturday. northeastward from the Mount a, Rainer region. 'a hug nthetic rubber industry was ere- th led at a cost of some 700 million which would deprive the Shah of liars." He added: control over any government agen "There remain in government cy. including the army and the se /nership facilities which cost ap- curity forces, j oximatly 550 million dollars and Liich now supply nearly all of striction. Payne said White's administra the Cascades. tion has had less paroles in the I m""-Lorn The search area, however. In-1 last 15 months but more suspen-. _ eludes the west slope of the moun- sions than the last two years of !0c_n\_Mai'k Uark/, U" N' tains and over the summit to Lake ¡Wright's term. He said 162 con-Cle Elum. Ivicts were paroled in 1950; 181 in I The crew members were: Capt.|l951; 148 in 1952 and 34 so far in ¡Albert J. Lerette Jr.. Miami, the11953. 'pilot; William E. Harshan. Miami.j Suspensions rose from 11 in 1950 co - pilot: Adra Long, Berkeley, and 17 111 1S51—Wright's admin-,.,. „ „, _ . ,, Cat.f . stewardess. .stration-to 75 for the first 15 M»»ster Pyun \ ung Tai told the : The names oT the s o 1 d ! e r s months of White's term. ¡National Assembly. ' South Koreans aboard were not available imme- Hinds County led the others jn!Prefer death to an armistice with-(diatelv. numbers of convicts on parole °ut lhe un^^ion of South and The Coast Guard said the with 45; Sunflower was second,North, Korea- There has been plane's final radio reports indi- with 34: Washington 26: Coahoma ¡speculation about possible cated it was icing up, but not se- 24: Leflore 18; Quitman 21 and ment wlthout unifying Korea. A do/en out-of-state travelIriously. It had been making 140 BoWvar 20. editors and writer* and a halflm',('s ari hour before the engine| Three counties had no paroled 'dozen'Mississippi scribes from the,fa,k'd- convicts as of. February. They state's capitol will arrive 011 the! M01'« than a dozen planes were'Were Lamar, Hancock, and the search of the vast area .quena. settle- Issa- nation's requirements of syn-letic rubber, which, in 1952. Inounted to 806.500 long tons out a total consumption of 1.260,000 |ig tons of new rubber." The federally-owned facilities I w are operated for the govern-ent by a number of rubber, pe-; >leum and chemical companies. Qualifications Under Study In Pascagoula Race Appliance dealer, who will be opposed by F. W. (Bob) Cuiot. wtio was defeated for re-election by Thompson two year? ago. Ci'riot is auditor for a contractor and ias been active in local veteran ai-lairs. There are two candidates quali-lied to run for city clerk and tax-i collector to succeed William G.! Stewart who after serving the' city for 36 years decline to run.; At a meeting ..f the Pascagoula They are T. J (Tommy) Dickson. Municipal Democratic Executive MosS Pomt Clothing Store incr-Committee held in the Citv Hall chant- uho 1S a h,sh school Burt Hurley Is i o Found Dead At They are participating in week-long travel tour of Missis-i At least 10 civilian planes were sippi sponsored by the Missis-!reported in the. air. sippi agricultural aijd industrial, Three Coast Guard PBY's board. Iwere aloft. Two helicopters, one The four, part of the >tatc pro-;Navy and the other Coast Guard, HofMA In Ralnvi gram to advertise Mississippi's, were flown to the area to stand by ■ "VITUS 111 DIIOAl tourist industry, is under the cli- for any low level search assign- rection of Ned O'Brien, head of ments or for quick check of anv Burt Hurley. 49. World War II the travel department of lhe AM wreckage report. " veteran and a Biloxi plumber, was board and Win. K. Barksdale, di- The plane's last stop was at !('lllld de;,a todav ;,t hls homc- 1302 rector of the boaul'. Spokane, uhere an airport atten- I ;,S'!lIP Streef. Biloxi police report- Wednesday morning three convoys totaling 68 vehicles were to be on the way from the Yalu River 011 the Manchurian border to Kae-song, the Red prisoner holding point and truce headquarters six ! miles from Panmunjom. 1600 PRISONERS The convoys probably carry no more than half of the 600 U. N. i prisoners. About 120 are Americans. The Communists have not announced the order of delivery. | The first Communist convov de- and material. 5. That an office of county comptroller be created to take the place of the present auditor-clerk. The duties of the new office would include auditing all county offices monthly and would have charge of purchases of supplies and be custodian of county equipment. parted from Chonma, just below the Yalu River in extreme north-west Korea. Tours of Laurel and Hattie-burg dant said the soldier passengers,™ tl1,s attemoon. Police receiveai The convoy is marked with red are 011 Wednesday's schedule and remained asleep or do/.mg in their!'1 at ^j121 am- to to that I crosses on the hood and red flags „ ., , , , - - ---- u • u 1 , . .. i dinner that night at the Buena seats throughout the stop. It left acld,'oss ;ind that a man had been'on the rear 0r eacu vehiHe Pon- The President told Congress that. Monday afternoon attended by allj business school graduate, a lU'.y Visla „„tel. ,there at 12 35 a. m. P ''"found dead. I vovs on both sides hav^been guar- nations security in its rubber prospective candidates for city, \etera'i of World^War I. He has| Gn Thursday, the travel editors The manager of the airport at' ^"Vf?11^1."* officei,"s „ an'teed immunity from attack The Communists said a second pplv is of paramount import- elective offices to be voted on in served on the Jackson Count.v' taken on a deep-^ea li^hmci Fargo N D where the nl-inn Charles Comoaux and Robert __„.,. „f Ai.. ... . »».... in n.................:______: 5sr>h<-.<il Rnai-H »jnH -jt -1.1 nWnrmm 1 . ...... . ... 7 ■ .' ' 1 I"""1 : n, .,..1 If ...... »„„»„1.J ____* T1...1... 'ce in any consideration of dis- the sal of the synthetic facilities. 'For such security." Eisenhow-added, "two things are cssen-■1, namely, an adequate stock- (Continued on p it,-? rmn / P- y) from Nampo, about 125 «>f Biloxi.¡as Capt. L." L. Braftnan and Cc;: ^ a ^>5 ^ ^^mües northeâ^ of ^ huge rS • Of Com- pilot o. T. Thorson. both of Miami. L f W . Manchuria ' air base of Antung on lhe group; They we.V to act as crew re- aild Ak>x boulanger at 11 lo a m , the Yalu River. |!harge Orleans Joy Forced Girl ito Prostitution May 12 Democratic primary,; School Board^and as an alderman trip sponsored by the Biloxi Cham- made its last stop prior to Spokane i Bl ('al" U revealed that Hurley iprisoner convov was to leave at 6 Karl Wiesenberg, chairman of thC| of the City of Moss Point. I ber of Commerce, with boats bchv; said two crew members left the I Wi,s on tho 1Ioor with a roPel a m lvSnesdav ?4 n m FST committee, announced that accord-l The other is R. L. (Bob) Dixcn,I volunteered bv captains of deepipiane there Thev were' identified: around his neck- The r0Pe was Tuesday ^ ' ing to an act of the 1952 Missis-; World War II veteran, graduate ol.yea boats operating out < " ~" ' '----1 4 " J—^— "" * ' ' sippi legislature, there is some; Mississippi Southern College with j The Giill'port Chamber question as to the qualifications; a BS in Economics. He has been! mcrci will be hosts to th needed for an elector and for that! employed in the accounting dc-,at a sea food jamboree on Thurs-lplacements on a later fli»ht east reason the committee will reserve] partment of the International | dav night. ward ' -> • action 011 candidates applications; Paper Company since 1950. A tour of the Coast, with lunch, lor a place on the ballot. ) For the aldcrman-at-large posi-|at Pascagoula sponsored by the;__ Wicsenberg'stated that the com- tion the present incumbent, S. A.' Chamber of Commerce therejs onj mittce would reccive the applica- ¡\lclnnis. Ji., stands 011 his record the schedule. The «roup will stop tions from the candidates but that; as a member of the city council at Edgcwater Gulf Hotel, and will ¡110 action will be taken on themulurmg the vast progress made in 1 until his committee will be able to|construction in both school and kEW ORLEANS W-A l/-ycar- contact the Attorney General of;private industry. He states that he I'l high school student has been Mississippi and get a ruling on the' ¡c a college graduate and .served j arged with forcing his 16-year- points in cpiestion. lor 41 veais in the Army during I girl friend into prostitution:; The chairman stated that iiis; World War II d four other persons are charged committee should be in a position) Opposing Mclnnis will be Rames th carnal knowledge of the girl, to announce the slate of qualified,Khayat Moss Point clothier aild |t Orleans Parish District Attor- candidates in .bout a-week. |actlve civic leader He ¡s a mem_ 's office said today. ____■ _ [The district attorney's office said! " r^^^ lyrcirrc omas Bolleter was charged on \VhA 1 MfcR iShWo ¡3 counts of forcing the girl into____ >stitution by threats and with Prec. , ... , COAST: Increasing- cloudiness reiving $10 from her for support :tonight and Wednesday, warmer d maintenance knowing it to bejtonl ht Lowest tonight 54-58. m the earnings of prostitution. Moderate to fresh east to southeast |3olleter also is charged on two winds becoming southeast to south rts of carnal knowledge of the I Wednesday. the district attorney's office . .—- , , lj I Mississippi: Fair and a little Lj j ..„^1 warmer this afternoon with in- Charged with carnal knov.ledge! (.| paM clouriiness loni ht and the girl, the district attoi ney s Wcdnesdav. Warmer tonight. ice paid, are: ; ------- ' Jolleter's brother. FrancLs Bol-i U. S. Weather Station located at ?r, 21. Biloxi Yacht Club, 24 hours ended | .larion Cox, 24. the Bolleters' >ther-in-law. taymond Fortuna. 20. Kawrence Orleando, 25. ^rancis Bolleter and Cox are| krged on two counts of carnal 1 iwledge while Fortuna ond Or- ndo were each charged on one mt. the district attorney's office ied. pond for Thomas Bolleter was ifommended by the district at-¿ney's office at $2.500 on one Institution count and $1.000 on the er. Bond of $750 was recom-■ nded for each man on each of > 1 caoxal knowledge coun^. Judge Questions "Cocktails" On Jury Dinner Tab at 6 p.m. High Low April 13........71 46 Low last night 47; today noon 60. EXTENDED FORECAST • For the period April 14-18: * Mississippi. Alabama, eastern Louisiana, Arkansas: . Temperatures will average near normal east and 2 to 4 degrees above normal west portion. Normal minimum 45-60. Normal maximum 65 to 77. Warming trend through Wednesday and - no important changes thereafter. Precipitation light occurring as scattered showers about Thursday. ber of the Methodist Church, the Young Men's Business Club, the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce the Moss Point general election committee and has been chairman of the board of directors of the Jackson County Fail-Association for several years. In the race lor alderman for the first ward, Carl McLeod, and Arnold Pierce will contest for the seat being vacated by Tommy Dickson, clerk and tax collector candidate. For the position of city marshal. George L. Monk, who has served as a deputy will be opposed by T. S. Massey. Formal statements have not been issued by the last four candidates. Other members of the election committee are: W. W. Rafield, secretary, Henry Lynd, W. B. Me-David, Harold Monroe, T. L. Perkins. Claude L. Stauter and Albert G. Wood. also visit the Gulf Hills dude ranch. On Saturday they will return to Jackson to disband. Writers and travel editors included in the touring group are:j LAUREL. Miss. M* _ County Sylvan Cox. Miami Herald; Cher^ judr,e Lunsford Casey turned down bert Beck, Chicago Herald-Amer-I a bHl lor feeding a 12-man trial ican: E. A Jones editor, Highway jury objecting to two items. Traveler; Harry L. Rooker, Chicago Motor Club; Clyde Zimmerman, Coroner Frank Hightower said; he will hold an inquest at 3 p.m. at O'Keefe Parlors. He said Hurley had been dead about 24 hours or longer. Hurley is survived by his mo-j ther, Mrs. Alice Burnes Hurley,| who is in Mobile at present: and a sister, Mrs. L. L. Bailey. Mobile. ¡Hurley was a native of Gulfport. and had been in Biloxi for more than 30 years. He said yesterday the $42.50 tab „ „ „ , „ for one man was "excessive," Capper s Farmer, Topeka, Kan.; particularly on a misdemeanor Jerry Gibbons, Chicago Daily c;)se producing a News. Mrs. Pauline Richards. Hoosier Motor Club. Indianapolis; Mrs. A. E. Walbridge, author of «'Jane Matthews Travel Column,"' New Canaan, Conn.; Dale Wilson, Milwaukee Journal; Ed Clarke, Cleveland Press; A. H. Sandiford, Washington Post; Robert Naur, Houston Chronicle; Mrs. Gibbons, and Mrs. Clarke. Joining thp visiting group will be William E. Burson, chief of the United Press bureau, Jackson; Kenneth Toler, Commercial Appeal bureau, Jackson; Joe Hamilton, the Clarion Ledger, and W. F. Minor, the Times-Picayune bureau, Jackson. producing a fine of only $100. The jury was hearing a case involving illegal possession of intoxicants in this dry state. And one item on the bill was "two cocktails, $2." However, the judge later forwarded the bill to the county gov- To Ask Longer Trains Not To Block 25th Avenue The transportation committee of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce will make a formal request to the L&N Railroad that the longer southbound passenger trains which stop in the city be eleared RIVER STAGES Pascagoula River at Merrill-Miss., 18.5 feet; up 2.2. Forecast continued rise to about 19 feet. Paarl River at Pearl River. La., 9 feet: down 1.1. Forecast, no im-^Jptirtant change» LEON C. SIMON OF NEW ORLEANS DIES NEW ORLEANS (if) — Leon C. Simon, New Orleans businessman and oivic leader, died last night after a long illness. A native of New Orleans, Simon was the first president of the local Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the Times-Picayune loving cup for civic service in 1913. 40 years Jigo IN THE DAILY HERALD APRIL. 14. 1913 Mrs. Jacob Tremmel and children have returned from a visit of several days to friends and relatives in New Orleans. ernins[ board for payment "within of 25th Avenue. The matter was their discretion. |discussed by the C of C board of directors Monday afternoon. It was explained that by stopping the engine possibly 30 feet farther along the line, automobile traffic, which is now halted for a block on either side of the railroad. could continue moving freely. The L&N trains have a four-block freeway from 25th to 29trt Avenues in which to stop, it was noted. By measurement, one director reported, the engine of a train that arrives here during rush hour still has about 200 feet more in which it could stop, thus clearing 25th Avenue. In other business, the directors recieved a letter from Rep. R. O. Bickerstaff who had word the L&NRR is planning to remove pos-tContinued on page sixteen) 1 Progress Report On School Work Given To Board Work is in progress on varices phases of the Gulfport city school expansion program with the exception of the two junior high schools, for which the work order has already been given. The progress report came up Monday night at the city school board meeting. It was announced that 33rd Avenue Junior-Senior High will be ready for occupancy w ith the opening of school next September, and that Bayou View Elementary will be ready October 1. W. L. Rigby, assistant superintendent of city schools, reported on the results of spot map.; showing trends in the student population. They indicate that Two Candidates Seek Mayor Post At Pass Christian The' mayoral race in th® citv of Pass Christian will be decided in the first Democratic primary on May 12 as only two candidates qualified. They are Mayor F'ranci« J. Hursey, who is completing his third two-year term in office, and Joseph Wittman, Pass Christian contractor and former alderman at large. Three of the five member« of the board of aldermen were declared Democratic nominees without opposition. Harry Wittmann, secretary of the municipal Democratic executive committee said the nominees are Fordie Sutherlir, ward three: Ralph Gordon, ward four; and Charles E. Wood, alderman at large. Also unopposed and .declared the nominee was P. S. Ambler, city clerk and tax collector. E. O. Hunt, alderman in th« first ward, is opposed by Ber-trand Necaise. Earl Cox. second ward alderman, may have opposition from Ernest Bell, tree surgeon. Secretary Wittmann said there is some question whether Bell has proo • erly qualified. Bay St. Louis Has Three Out For Mayor Post Bay St. Louis will have a new mayor for the four-year term beginning July 1. This was revealed today with the announcement that Mayor Warren Carver was not among those qualifying for the Democratic primary election on May 12. There are three mayoral candidates, including Joseph H. Ben-venutti, Horace L. Kergosien, former Hancock County sheriff, and John A. Scafide, meter reader for the city. Incumbents J. C. Glover and S. J. Ladner Jr. are candidates for reelection as city commissioners. Two other candidates are Emile J. Piazza, funeral home operator, and Nelius A. Favre, insurance sales- 20 YEARS AGO..... APRIL 14. 1933 Officers were elected at the Gulfport Rotary Club Thursday at the regular meeting to serve for a term of six months beginning: July I. They are Henry M. Rollins, president; Erneet T. Riemaoo, 1st vioe-presidenL one new teacher will be needed next year at the high school andjman' live elementary teachers. Candidates for the municipal Work orders have been issued Pen??cratlc executive committee for starting the junior high school; iateGeorge A. Stevenson, Ben Hille ... nf T A _____ but they will not be ready to occupy before September, 1954; and no relief can be given crowded conditions in the high schools until the ninth grade can be moved into the junior high buildings he said. Supt. B. Frank Brown reported that at that time the present junior high will be converted into a Central Ward School for children in first to sixth grades, relieving North Central and West Ward. It will be necessary to continue using West Ward Primary through 1953-54, he reported. "However," he said, "the students in that and M. J. Artigues. building now have efficient lunch room service and are kept on the same study schedule as the other first grades." Committees were appointed tD study the needs of the schools not yet fulfilled. A report on the amount of bond money spent to date or designated in contracts already let shows that every item planned under the expansion program will be adequately provided, Mr. Brown said. ^L Bills were considered and routine matters discussed. ;