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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 164  PLANE 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 molr.er-in-la" 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 Over  John Payne Tells Reason  For 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 Parole  22 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'SiiS  The twin-engine carrier, operated by Miami Air- 1950 and 1951 line, Inc., of Florida, was bringing its military pas-i PAYNE   . c , .1 n« i a John A. Pavne. chairman of the  sengers 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 va f  dliierc " c fJ^t  . number of pardons was caused by  reported 12 of the soldiers were picked up in Wash-ia change in policy within the  ington and 10 others at Scranton, Pa.  board   j u u  ,„„ .........................  -  T  . „ „ ,  tK  '  The  Parole board has the pre-i precau tions 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  in K American defense secrets.  INDICT PAIR IN PREACHER ATTACK  believed to be heading overseas, policies under which it operates,"] Soldiers flying to Seattle normally¡p ayne  said. "We are now oper-are making a quick hop to catch! atmg ou t he policy of recommend-a troop ship after staying home as j ng par dons 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-j or  longer"  .tics director both said the plane f  Payne said W r,ght pardoned was believed to have cleared the ieight  ^ , 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 37  P  so far thls  lg 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,  OV crni^ht  , Bapt.st preacher at his home»  A lar V  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. iukd iCh; , rRCS of  assault and battery with  f s ^ mDode Pa<5S which is about  of convicts who have been out of l ro „ 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  we re made after a two-year study Allied POWs will be traded fori 0 f 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 leave 1  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 L r  N probablv wU j  slart  Coast Guard said searchers  W ere; more ;,lld are l!Vin S 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.   P r g Zr f ^ f t P,t ' a  t   t0  , tl J e ; er ; ^ inVsy'sYematic' checkijn order that their citizenship can '^nhKo ea n sick ^d wounded byj 1 ^ 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, while 1  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 Pah levi, 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-müei l '; ,,0 ',' cn , 1 ™ 1 hca 'J,  and  "f ould  felony In Mi S .!,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.   1 11 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 i nMn ., altitude and was down ;  Payne said the continued loss|spokesman said the 450 South  of  j urisdicl in n 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 have lbe hclped by  abolishing these of-  mas Eve. i The final radio report was at to persons who resume legitimate I t0 be  reindoctrinated P° s sibly: 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 cour t. 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-,.. ,, . . , , ji and  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 ® te J! system instead of by beats. Thus, the mountains at 1:43 a. m. ¡Communications Commission pro-|  et0 ' e th ey are freed^ to go back.^g  coun ty  CO uld 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-: in S  a U "  N "  rc P^  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-  n0U nced that a canvass of the a (.-near Crenshaw. Miss, v the development within the citement gripped the city after an pH(. alluns 0 f 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 and  P  t  P  he S hah.' 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  whlc h 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 maV0 raliv 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 ""-L orn   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 \_ Ma i' 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, the 1 1953.  '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 j n! 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 halfl m ' ,( ' 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! M 01 '« 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 a.id  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 ' !lI P 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  ^j 121 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 t h e rear 0 r  eac u  ve hiHe 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 i prisoner convov was to leave at 6  Karl Wiesenberg, chairman of th C|  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 ro P el  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 r0 P e 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;  a s 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 be jtonl 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^ j ud r, 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 25t h 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 andj man ' live elementary teachers. Candidates for the municipal  Work orders have been issued P en ?? cratlc  executive committee for starting the junior high school ;  i ate George 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.   

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