Florence Morning News, February 20, 1952

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February 20, 1952

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - February 20, 1952, Florence, South Carolina Published In The Heart Of The Pee Dee The Richest Farm Area In The Palmetto State VOL. 44 DAILY AND SUNDAY FLORENCE, S. C., WEDNESDAY S'G, K13BHUAUY 20, 1952. DAILY AND SUNDAY DAILY be, SUNDAY 10c; WEEKLY Big Three Say Obstacles To Unified Army Removed Red Demand I CHILD FOUND IN HARTSV1LLE i Cj Builds New FBI PosMtY DUIIQb _ NEGRO GROUP WARNS LEGION LEADERS MEET HERE-Representalives of several American Legion posts in Florence County and some depart- ment officers met at the Florence post hut last night. Left to right are Hankie Carter, Timmonsville member; R. P. Muldrow, Effingham Post Commander; Department Commander Ralph Dyer Urges Stepped-up Leg ion Work Aboul 50 members and officers of American Legion posts in Flo- rence County heard an address last night by Department Com- mander Halpl. Dyer at a meet- ing in the Fred H. Sexton Post hut here. Commander Dyer spoke on "For God and Country." He discussed the work of the Legion including tlic child welfare project. He urg- ed veterans of World War I to "once again become more active in Legion explaining that these veterans founded the organi- zation but have been letting the War II veterans take Dyer announced that the nation- al Legion Commander Don Wilson will address the department con- vention in Columbia March 2-i. Hoyt Watson, gave a report on the local post's oratorical contest project of which he is chairman. Walker Gunn of Orangeburg, state mem- bership chairman, snid approxi- mately memberships have been secured in the state of a 000 goal for the year. Florence Post Commander Hugh Willcox presided and introduced guests. David Burns Jr. of Flo- rence played several selections on the piano. A spaghetti supper, pre- pared by Claude Ballard, was served. Dyer, Aiken, principal speaker; B. A. Salisbury, vice com- mander, Effingham; Hugh Willcox, Florence commander; T. B. Young Jr., Florence, district 13 commander; Charles Reed, Columbia, deparlment adjutant. (Slaff photo by Strickland) (Slaff pholo by Strickland) HST Must Do More For Civil Rights Lost Sayings Of Darlington Negro Hunted DARLINGTON, Feb. 19 Resi elcnts of Darlington nrn on Ihe lookout for a pccketboeik belonging to Joe Johnson. 94-ycpr-nld Dar- linslon County Negro. He lost it today. It contained his life sav- ings Johnson who lives at Robin's Neck and is one of the oldest residents of this part of Ihe slntc came lo lown lo sell a pig. He did But somewhere between the markel ar.d Ihc grocery store where he tradprl. he lost his pocket book. It was quite a blow. Chief of Polie-e J. P. Privetle has asked Hie public 10 for lhc eiid Negro's lost savings. H found by an honest person, he said, it will be returneel. Darlington is looking. OPPOSITKS ATTRACT OKLAHOMA CITY. Feb. 19 W- Whilc Mrs. Harry Kendall Kocppel today was receiving WKY-TVs weekly award for safe and courte- ous driving, her husband was p.iy- :ng a SG line for speeding. SAMBONE'S MEDITATIONS Br Allty_________ WASHINGTON, Feb. IS The National Associalion for lhc Ad- vancement of Colored People warned President Truman texiay that, while it appreciates his stand for "civil rights" in Ihe pasti he must do even more in Ihe fuluie, Walter White, the NAACP secre- tary, sonneted the warning in a speech to the Leadership Confer- ence on Civil Rights a group which lobbied in Washinglon loday for weakening of Ihe Senate's cloture rule to cut off filibusters and thus' clear the way for the "civil bills. While said Mr. Truman showed "courage" in standing for civil rights in 13-16 and 1048, but: "From recent indications, many people bave come to believe that he is weakening in the fight for civil rights. While we recognize the fine contributions the Presi- dent has already made in this field, we insist that there can be no in the fight to achieve full civil righU for all Americans." More than 800 delegates from 31 states altcnded the civil rights ally here. The sponsors included he NAACP and the CIO. James B. Carey, the CIO's anti-discrimi- nation chairman, said only two classes of people arc opposed lo he civil rights program: (1) Southerners who want lo restore Negro slavery dfid (2> Commu- nists, who have their own kind of slavery. In speeches before the Civil Rights conclave, four senators joined in urging that Ihe Senate amend Rule 22 which now rc- emires that 64 ot tho 96 senators must vote to cut off debate. The speakers want an easier rule, so that only half of the senators, or even half of those present, might end debate. Southern senators in- cluding Maybnnk and Johnston of Soulh Carolina arc fighting any change in the rules. The four favoring the easier rule were Senators Lehman, of New "York, Humphrey of Minne- sota, and Benton of Connecticut, Democrats; and Senator Ivcs o! New York, Republican Lehman said "There nre men in both parties, including some who pay lip service to civil rights, who are cynically satisfied that Rule 22 should remain on the books, and who are pleased in this way lo keep civil rights as a political issue, without making these rights a legal fact. "I am sorry to have to make this statement" Vet I cannot ovoid resenting, with all my heart and soul, this cold and calculating oynicism. I say that those who pretend to be for civil rights anc yet give silent or support le Rule 22 arc more to be condemned than those who frankly and openly oppose, civil righls legislalion." Senalor Humphrey, who spon sored Ihe slrong plank endorsing civil righls in Ihe 1918 Democratic platform, said: "H is in Washing (on in the halls of Congros discrimination and in tolerance arc fighting their las roar guard battle for survival.' He praise-d the Slaller Hotel fo permitting the inter-racial confer cnce. Dorn Lashes HST's Remarks at Franco WASHINGTON. Feb. 19 Rcp. Dorn (D-SC) told (lie HOLIS today thai if Spanish Dicftito Franco had not remained neutral in November, 1042, he could hav destroyed thousands of America lives nnd disrupted lhc invasion o North Africa. In a speech in he declare Franco should "get the recngn tion that he Durn sa] he regretted "very much the nthe day lo sec Ihe President tnak some snide remark about Franc of Spain." The President said he had neve been very fond of the Franco r gime. Doin siad Franco's 30 divisio in Spain, "do not have one sing Communist officer in them" ar Frnnco lias on tin wed the Co: munisl pn rty i n Spn in. bood Tourist Year Seen For South By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 WV-Man- kind finally is looming what the jirds have known all t's smart to go south in the vinter. The American Automobile Assoc- alion reported today that every- hing points to the greatest winter ourist business in history. Mike Frome AAA travel ex- pert, a reporter: "Our associations in Florida say hey have more people now than hey ever have had. They say that he season, which usually ends al he end of March, may go on well nto April. "The rcporls from the West Coust Else say thai business is booming. And a new major resort -irea is growing np around Tucson and Phoenix, in tho Southwest." Frome figures around half the people in the U. S. take off on a vacation every >enr. It to be all those who afford a vaca- Lion took it in the summer. Now, he said, around 15 to 20 per cent of the tourists do their vnrntioning in the winter. dogsl arc taking two. one winter, one sum me.. How come all this activity? Frome listed several reasons: People have the to travel, there are more automobiles supply- ing more temptation, morVworkers arc getting vacations, and states have become more conscious of the tourist dollar and are advert" ing their charms. Another biK booster of winter travel is the fact thai this is grad- ually becoming a nation of old folks. iTruce Block By OKOKGi: A. MCAKTlllIK MUNSAN, Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 20 insislcnco on including Russia as one of six neulral nations to supervise a Ko- rean armistice today to be building into a third major Irucc barrier. The Unile'd Nations Command lias turned dnwn lhc Soviet Union as a neutral insjicctor and so far has refused even lo eliscuss Ihe action. Bolh sides agreed neu- trals should be mutually accepta- ble, the Allies contended. For three days the Heels have challenged the Allies to give a rea- son for rejecting the nomination of Russia. The subject almost certainly will come up again loday. Slaff officers scheduled sessions on Iruce super- vision and prisoner exchange for a.m. bring federal kidnaping charges agiilnsl the nb- eluctejr of 5-year-oltl Jane llarrel- son. Tlur child, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U. V. llai-ilcson, was re- turned lo her home early loday after being found in Harlsvillc, S. C.. late last night. Arrested ami charged with kid- naping and larceny of an auto- mobile was rrell McDonald, an unemployed South Carolina man and frlctiel ot Hie girl's falhcr. Mc- Donald was taken into custody liy highway patrolmen nlmut si: hours after the child A in the office of chief Flil Agent William Murpjy said all the facts ol the case were Ijehig presented lo U. S. Attorney 'llwrnas A. Uzzcll for possible r.cliem. The FBI said Ihe agency could not enter the case unless lhc U S. attorney such ac- lon. Ktdnaptlng Is a federal vle> alion under Hie Lindbergh Act, nnd carries a death penalty. Police this story of lhc child's disaiipcr-ancc: Mrs. Harrlcson, returning from n shorl trip In the family nulo- molillc, parkcel Ihc car In the driveway of the Harrclson home June nnel another child rcmnince1 in the car. Shortly aflerward, Harrlcson nnd his 'vife lieard the cae'b motor start. They looked out and saw McUonnlel driving nwoj One of the children Jumped out but Jane stayed Inside. Harrlcson tried to head tho ca off but hn to iuSop to keep from being struck. McDonald had been slaying a (lie Harrclson home while h looXcel fur work here, llarrlcso said McDonald was his frlen and came hero from S1 Mallhc S. C.. last F ielr.y. Bail Asked After Button Arrest Knui Hamsun Dies at 92 OSLO, Norway, Feb. 13 (fi-Kmil Hamsun, 92, Nobel prize-winning Norwegian author wlio backed the Nazis In World War II. died today in the little farmhouse where he lived his last lonely years. Hamsun, who once ran a horse car in Chicago, attained literary fame In J888 with a novel called "Hunger." Thirty-two years later he won the coveted Nolicl award for his novel "Growth ol the Soil.' In both world wars, Hamsun was openly pro-German. When the Nazis overran Norway in 1942, he denounced the Norwegian govern- ment for resistance. He wrote pro-Nazi propaganda ami paid a visit to Hitler's bcndcnmr- ters ill 1942. In 1945 the Norwegian govern- ment arrested Hamsun and his wife on charges of collaborating with the Germans and Quisling au- thorities. His wife. Mare, went to jail for Ihrec years, hut the charges against the deaf, aged au- thor were dropped. Two years later, however, Ham- sun went before a jury ol his neigh- bors in the little fishing village of Grimstad to defend himself against a government suil for damages Caused by his pro-Nazis writings. NEW YORK, Feb. 19 UV-Willie Button's captors asked a sleep bail today, mindful of the slippery bank robber's two prison breaks. Sullon, 51-year-old ace of the na- tion's bank robbers, was seized eiuiclly yesterday In Brooklyn, ending a five year manhunt. He pleaded innocent today in Long Island Cily, Queens Borough, to the 1050 robbery of the Manu- facturers Trusl Co. That netted Magistrate William Gronfs jam- packed courtroom was nswarn with policemen and four of them slnyed within reaching distance of Button during the brief arraignment. Croat put oft tho ball question for lhc time being and held the roubcr for a Feb. 20 hearing. In asking a quarter of a million bail, Assistant District Attorney Lawrence J. Pclrez spoke with some respect of Willie's reputation for "disappearing." II ended yesterday, three blocks from Brooklyn police headquarters. Sullon was tinkering with his car, after its battery wcnl dead. Two alert young policemen recognizer! him from his "wnnled" plchires and called a detective to help make the arrest. He told his captors he lived 18 months in a a week room within shouting distance of Brooklyn head- quarters. Nearly In cash was found on Willie's person and in his elrnb room. Two officials of the bank picked Sullon out of a lineup last night as one of the robbers of the Manu- facturers Trusl. Ho also was betn_ questioned about any number ot other big robberies, Including the 1V4 trillion doUar Inc., Job Uoaton two years ago. "Hell, I don't know anything about Willie said yesterday of the nrlnks holdup. "I'll probably bo blamed for anything unsolved In Iho books." 3ut Remain Silent on German Role lly STANLEY JOHNSON LONDON, Feb. 10 West" n Big Three foreign minislcrl nd West German Chancellor Kon- d Adenauer announced loday cy had swept away obstacles to ic unified European army m hich liolh France and Qermany re scheduled to lake part. They were significantly silent, owcvcr, about giving West Gejr- nany n role in the Nor In Atlantic Treaty Organization. A communique said Ihe nces here since Saturday among J S. Secretary ot Slate Achoson, kilisli Foreign Secretary Anthony Men, French Foreign Minister loberl Schuman and the German chancellor "marked a decisive turning In the cause of peace.'1 Trouble remained evident, how- ever, In Paris and Bonn. Adenauer, flying back to his cap- ital, said "the way is now clear' for conclusion of an Allied-German peace contract. Dul spokesmen of Ihe powerful Social Democratic op- position charged lie was "too soft nnd had made agreements Insuf- ficient lo meet German demands for equality. Tlic French National Assembly half-heartedly voted approval to- day of the idea of a European nr my, hut specified that no Germans should be recruited until Parlia- ments of all six proposed members had ratified the army treaty. That will lake months. Many French- men just don't want lo see their old foes rearmed at all, let alono us an ceuial partner In Western ceulncils, This old French-German con- flict provides par' of lhc ground for the NATO council ses- sion opening tomorrow in Lisbon. Acheson, Eelen and Schliman headed for Lisbon by air after tho winelup ot the London talks, pro- pared lo brief other members on the accomplishments. Pronto Council to Meet This Morning The rei'-ilar monthly meeting of Cily Council will be held at this morning In the Mayor's odicc. The meeting had hccn postponed from Monday night hccaMSC of n conflict with a school meeting and a technicality involving the read- ing on a hond issue. 'BOOT PAT'S Drowned Negro's Relatives Sought DARLINGTON, Fch. 19 I Officers tonight are seeking rela- tives of Robert Wingate. Darling- ton County Negro who fell into a 12-foot ditch earlier today. His body was found in 18 inches 1 of in the bottom of the ditch. i Actual time of the accident was I unknown. Police said there was no indica- lion of foul play. L E. Moody Dies DARLINGTON. Feb. 19 E. Moody. 68, died this morning at the Hyerly Hospital in Harts- ville after a two-weeks' illness. Survivors include his widow. Mrs Lula Collins of Darlington and three daughters. Mrs. Leon Fitch of Darlington. James Gar.riy of Hill and Mrs. A. L. Dial of Gastonia, N. C.: a stepson. Willie- Cook 'if AsricviHe. N. C.: a step- daughter. Mrs. R. E. McDonald: or.t brother. Arthur Moody of Charleston: a sister, Mrs. Arthur Davis of Darlir.gton; seven grand- children. Fur.era! services will be con- riveted at 3 p. m., Thursday In the Second Baptist Church, Darlington. Long's Choice Trails Kennor In Louisiana NEW ORLEANS, Feb. Rohert Kcnnoll, a North Louisi- ana country judge showing great strength In the. rilics, linlll a commanding G3.0M vnte leail to night over Spahl, Oov. Karl rholre to succeed 'ilm as governor. Kcmnnn, an independent run- -ivitli support of an antl- I.ong coalition, was ahead In 30 of 39 reprcscntcil In re- turns al 10 p.m. CST. There arc 61 narijlics In tlir slate. Rcpnrl.i from ffll of lhc .slate's fills precincts .showed: Kcnnon Spaht Help INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 10 M Quick help came today for a sol- dier and his wile who's afraid o[ strangers. Pvl. Hobcrt Poterscn, 24. was) returning lo Fort Jackson, S. C., I in his old car after picking up his wife In Minneapolis. Yesterday, the motor broke down completely near Indianapolis. Tho [led Cross wanted to send the cou- ple and Ihelr three Labrador eloga on by bus but Mrs. Peterson suffers from ochlophobia (fear ot crowds) and rouldn't go by bus. The Tied Cross then arranged for extension of Peterson's leave and also for installation of n new molor free of charge In his car. Tl.e blond, Danish-born Peterson went to his Minneapolis home for his brunette, 2G-year-old wife, Lor- raine. after she suffered a ner- vous breakdown. ROY ROOKRS III HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 19 boy actor Roy lingers confined to a hospital today with a minor lung congestion, aftermath of a virus attack. Man Threatens to Take Life As Officers Attempt Arrest OUTSTANDING FARM FAMIUES-These form families honored lost night al a banquet here. Sealed, left lo right, are Mrs. J. A. Graham, lake Cily; Mrs. Herbert Morris, Tim- monsville; Mrs. H. A. Harllee and Mrs. H. T. Harllee, both of flack Swamp, and MM. E. S. Willis, Florence. Standing, J. A. Graham, H. A. HarlleD, Robert Harllee (falher of H. A. and H T H. T. Harlee, E. S. Willis. (Stoff pholo by Strickland) OutstandingCountyFarm Families Honored Here T.-___ vife f.f the sla c heir leaner.1- servcrl a Fiv.ir outstandir.R farm families of Florence County were honored t a banff.iet given by the county agriculture committee YMCA here last mcM. J. T. district acent prc-FCnted pi in recognition of Ih.ctr b.ilar.ccd farm pn.-grams to Ihc fo'ltiWir.B families: Mr. and Mrs. J. Hf-rKcrt Mnrris of Tim- ille. Mr ami Mrs. J. A. Graham of Lake Cily. the Ilarllce family of the Back Swamp com- munity including Robert Harllee nd his two sons ar.d wives, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Harllee and Mrs ar.d Mrs. H. T. Harllee: and Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Willis o( Florence Lazar explained that Ihe fami lies hor.ored had been recommend- ,r eel by the county agriculture com- mittee. Their farm programs in- clueies a well balanced plan with livestock, gexxl farm business man- agement, impioved soil conferva 'ion practices, neat and well-kep homes. La7ar said. W. H. Worrell of Kvcrgrc-cn chairman of the county agriciiltur committee, welcomed a ]zrp ttroup of people at (he Mrs. B. I. Lawrence. Timmon1 vilic, president of the county faru bureau auxiliary, gave a response J. Ward McLer.don, county agen' was master of ceremonies and in troduced a large number of guests. Miss Mary Kemp Griffin of Flor once. South Carolina Maid of Col- ton for 1952. sang several solos. Barbara Anderson of Cow- ar'l vice president f.f the sla c 4-H Club Council, gave talk on what Ihc 1-il Club moans to its mcmt.ers. She was one of four in the stale selected o KO to Iht national 4-11 Club congress in Washington this j year, Ihc award that a cliir. member can ,-ccmc' flarhara Ann is president of the Pee Dee District 4-H Council. Levon of I.aia Cily. pres- idem nf Ihe County Cr.'.mcil of 4-fl Clubs, told of 4-H in the county ar.d J. T. Rogers, district 4-H Club agent for boys, discussed 4-H club camps. L. B. Gur.ter, pastor of the F.vergrccn BapliM Church, said the invocation. A grnup of 4-11 Club boys ar.d girls and some of heir leaner.1- served a barbecue, supper. These include el Mae Gexiwin, High Hill; Gladys Wiggins, Kiirn; Wilbur Cooper. Flunnah: Lcvon Godwin, Lake City, Ass'l CViunty Agent and Mrs. A. C. Oelrrni. Miss Vela Smith, Miss Ann Jeffcoat. Miss Nell Crosby, home elcmonstrntion agents. Representatives from various agricultural agencies were among guests inlro'uccd. Miss Smith pre- sented Mrs. J. Ernest Kelly. Glen wood, president o' the County Council of Farm Women. The entire stood in silence for a minule in honor of Herberl Bcr.ton, farmer of Sardis. and Jacob Robinson, assistant county FHA supervisor, both of whom died Monday. Florer.e-e law enfeircement of- ficers hai their hands full for about 45 minutes ycslenlay ,-iftcr- noeni when a local man refused to be taken into custody and held police al bny with a long-Waded knife. Police ielen'.ified the man as Jerry Moss, former grocery store clerk here. Officers said that Moss had been wantcel for sometime on a of warrants held hy Magislrale n. H. Maynard. Yesterday, after noon Patrolman C. M. Garriseih noticed in a small cafe on Palmetto Slre-et. Using his radio, he asked if Moss was still wanteJ. Informed in the affirmative, he asked that one of the warrants be brought to him so that he could serve it on Moss and take him into custody. Detective M. D. Adams answer cd the call. According In officers. Moss was in the cafe with a broth- er, Robert. While Garrison left to call Mayn rd to the scene, Adams approached Moss. Bui the latter slipped away and tried to escape through a rear Adams block- eel the escape and Moss hcadee out the front door. Garrison rcap- >earcd on the scene ar.d Moss was cornered against the building: Suddenly. Aelarns said. Moss whipped out a switch-blade knif' and slashed at the two officers Th, offirrrs relreatcel out of reach but still kept Moss hcmmce Thc-n, Adams said, Mos II reatcned to lake his own life By that lime Sgt. Harry Stewar and Patrolmen D.ivid Hodge am Robert Bristow arrived on In scene A large crowd also gathcree and more than 150 persons mille ,v around as Moss heid the officer at bay with the knife. Sheriff Joh Hannah and Maynard also appear ed. Officers and Moss' brother plead ed with him to drop the knife. Ac Weather ording to Adams, Moss asked for cigarette. Robert Moss gave him ic cigarette and then, ignoring 1C knife that had been waved at im as well as others approached 0 give his brother a light. As he was lighting the cigarctlc, he sud- cnly lunged out, knocked his bro- her off balance and blocked tho tnifc. Officers quickly closed in nd sub fined Moss. But officers continued to have heir hands full. Moss, placed in a pejlice squad car. attempteel to grab Stewart's gun and'agian re- lortcdly voiced a threat of suicide. Ic was finally placed in a cell ot he county jail. Shortly thereafter, 1 Negro scrubwoman in the jail noticed Moss dangling from his cell with his belt around his neck. Of- 'iccrs arrived in lime to release lim before any harm was dona and he was placed in an isolation cell pending further action by Magistrate Maynard... Rain Tonight FLORENCE AND PEE BEE Dala from the United Weather Bureau at Florence fop Ihe 24 hour period ending 13 o'clock last night. Temperatures: Highest, 67; year 80. Lowest, 31; year ago, Mean, 49; year ago, 63. a.m., 33; p.m., 53. Rain, 0; year ago, 0. Sunrise today, sunset, 6-.07. Partly cloudy and continued warm today followed by increas- ing cloudiness and scattered show, ers tonight. Fair and cooler Thurs- day. High today, 68; low .tonight, 42. Myrtle Beach p.m.; low, a.m. ;