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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - May 12, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaWeather considerable cloudiness today and tonight. Scattered showers and thundershowers this afternoon. High 78 Low 64. De tails Page 5-a. Reader s tip pee Dee High schools Art plan Ning graduation rites. See full Page on classes and Honor Stu dents Page 4-8. Vol. 51 Florence s. C., sunday morning May 12, 1957 daily 5c sunday 10i northeastern Forest fires doused by Welcome rain mail fraud charge eyed against Beck Washington May 11 a sen. Mcclellan dark said today that teamsters Union president Dave Beck May have run afoul of the Federal mail fraud Law in handling of a widow s Trust fund. The treatment he accorded the widow of Liis Dearest Friend is typical it seems of his dominating Haraste Islic of greed and Mcclellan told news men in reviewing the latest Testi about Beck. Mcclellan is chairman of the special Senate rackets investigating committee which will re fume monday afternoon Public in which Beck has been pictured As using Union funds for the enrichment of himself and members of his family. The 62-year-old team sleds Boss who already has invoked the fifth amendment Protection against possible self incrimination 150 times in refusing to answer com Mittee questions will be recalled later in the r o b a b 1 y wednesday Mcclellan said. Business pulse has Bright spots report discloses figures reflecting local Busi Ness activity during the first Quarter 1957 show an image of tight Money and nosedive in construction. But Bright spots Are noticeable in other parts of the report re leased yesterday by the Florence chamber of Commerce. It shows electrical and water consumption breaking new highs a new record in Telephone installation and Bank debits holding about Par or slightly ahead of the first Quarter 1956. For he january March period this year total construction in the City totalled 229.00 a fall from Over the same period last year. Postal receipts fell to compared with the record last year. Gaining steadily however is usage of water telephones and electricity. Water consumption for the first j957 Quarter was at 158. 642.100 Gallons compared with Gallons in the 1950 period. At the same time. Floren tines were burning kilo Watt hours of electricity Well ahead of the 1956 Pace of 673 Kwh. The electricity report shows an increase from 14.209 customers at the beginning of 1957 to 14.228 customers at the end of the Quarter. While Complete figures were not available on All Bank debits in the City estimates showed them approximately on a level with first Quarter 56 totals. The number of telephones passed the 11.000 Mark Early in 1957, a continuing Rise and several Hun dred Over the first Quarter of 1956. A total of 69 customers has been added to Telephone lists inside the City limits since Jan. 1, 1957. The widow Mcclellan referred to is mrs. Ray Leheney whose husband was an official of the old Al. Beck was trustee of an 00 fund raised for her from Union members alter Leheney s death Donol f. He lung a Seattle mortgage banker testified yesterday that he and Beck shared an profit from investing this Money for mrs. Leheney. Hellund described la Huey As Beck s Best and closest placed in evidence was a letter from Beck to mrs. Leheney in which no mention was made that Beck and Hedlund would derive a prot ii from the Sale of Mort gages which he recommended to her As a sound investment. Of Trust Mcclellan referring to what he called Beck s breach of Trust in this transaction said there is r possibility the letter he wrote her would come within the Feder Al statute Banning use of the mails to he also said he thought the internal Revenue service and the Justice department would be interested in finding nut whether Beck reported and paid income tax on his profit in this Deal As Well As other financial transactions brought out in Hie testimony. Beck already is under indict ment on a charge of evading in come tax payments for the year 1950. Mcclellan said testimony now in the record has clearly revealed and further testimony also will reveal that Beck has breached his Trust in the position he holds As president of baby saved a Stratford conn., Volunteer fireman carries a bundled infant thrown by its Mother into the arms of a woman from a second floor porch where she was trap Ped during a fire yesterday. The flames claimed the lives of seven children. A photo lax seven tots perish As Home Burns a the associated press Stratford conn., May 11 a seven Small children perished in a blazing holocaust today As a fierce and fast spreading fire swept through a three Story dwell ing. The International teamsters in the five children of or. And Ion and As trustee of its he said it showed that Beck had used the position and the tremendous Power reposed in him mrs. I her Mother in Law mrs. Rita mar Home of pilgrims saved from fire by till Phass nature came to the Aid of weary Forest fire fighters in the Northeast yesterday with quenching Rains which All but ended a week of blazes blackening thousands of wooded acres. Everywhere in new England. Pennsylvania new York and new Jersey the fires were reported out or very Well under control. Rainfall Lota led As much As an Inch in parts of Massachusetts in and new York. The weather Bureau expected some stricken areas to set still More. The Blessing was virtually unexpected As forecasts earlier had called for very Little precipitation in most sections. Authorities appealed for continued Public caution in Rural areas although in some instances bans were lifted on Public use of Wood lands for camping Hunting fish ing and other recreation. New York s gov. Averell Harri Man. Rescinding a we Klong order for All except nine of the state s southernmost counties said con tinned carefulness was necessary. Draught severe the drought went very six inches or it re quires a Good snaking rain to re move the danger Harri Man said. New Hampshire reopened 56 showers due for replay h. A. Fusch chief meteorologist at the Florence weather Bureau forecasts moderately heavy Shower activity for the pee Dee this afternoon. Showers Are expected to pop up like Popcorn throughout the Southeast from North Texas to the Chesapeake Bay he said. The Weatherman said Golf courses closed earlier which had been in the week Al though a no smoking order was kept in effect. No greater sigh heaved anywhere of Relief than at ply Martin Davis died alone in line second floor Flat. The Mother Martha Davis had gone to further the financial gain and shopping and returned As firemen profit o f himself and his family i the burning House and certain friends he desired to Claude Martin severely burned when fire overtook them As they napped in a third floor bedroom died in a Hospital in nearby Bridgeport. Their Mother grandmother and a brother and sister the latter Only two weeks old escaped. Mrs. Martin tossed the Uvo weeks old baby Sandra from a rear third floor porch and a worn dog torturers being hunted Lynx. Mass., May h j police Are. Looking for someone who has been torturing dogs. Two Days ago Tippy a White Mongrel disappeared from the Home of Vincent Chiaradonna. To Day his pitiful yelps led to Woods off Western Avenue. Tippy was tied to a heavy stake. His whiskers had been singed and his face burned. He was tied in the Center of a Circle of embers. A veterinarian said Tippy will re cover. Teddy a big curly Mongrel and Blackie a Small dog were tossed an neighbor caught her. The first floor fall was unoccupied. The victims Russell mar tin. 5. Doreen Martin 3. Benja min Davis. 5. Jeanette Davis 3. George Davis. 2. Evelenia Davis Patricia Davis. 8 months. The Martins Are White the Mouth mass., the renowned Home of the pilgrims. There More than firemen National guardsmen volunteers Highway workers and High school fought a desperate Battle against flames which threatened to engulf the historic cite. Heavy fogs Are expected to Blan Ket the pee Dee Early today with up of overcast beginning about noon. Temperatures in the High 70 s Are forecast today dropping to a Low tonight. The Weatherman said no steady downpour is sex peeled today. Yesterday s Down pour dumped a half Inch rain on he Florence area. Fusch said the mid Day Over cast break up should bring splotch Ings of Sunshine to the area be tween hop scorching showers. Fusch said there is a Strong threat that Shower activity a continue through monday. Dar Lington raceway officials said yesterday the race will be run on the first Day weather conditions per Mil. A 7-Pound Mother s Day gift Leah Helen Quarles held by Mother Mother s Day Story from maternity Ward 61, Waterville Maine was the fire swept to within a few sleeping with Russell Doreen and j Hundred Yards of Jordan Hospital John Martin 17 months old. She awakened them then ran to the rear porch from which she dropped Sandra to safety. She at tempted to return to the bedroom from which her Mother in Law had managed to escape with John but driven Back by flames and smoke. Mother collapses firemen found her collapsed on the rear porch when they arrived 10 Rescue the fatally burned rus sell and Doreen. The Davis children on the floor below All were dead when fire men reached them. Police said mrs. Davis told them she left one Burner lighted on an 011 stove when she left the House briefly to go to a nearby store. She was not aware that it was there. But the Rains came and. The worst Forest fire in town history was quenched. In new Jersey another Hospital had been threatened for a time. Nearly 200 patients were evacuated from a tuberculosis Sanatorium for children at Farmingdale be fore struggling firefighters checked the Blaze a Short distance from the institution. Storm bombarded Texas again saturday in a Day of widespread rain in the nation. Weather woes tornadoes and severe Thunder storms brought new weather woes to Texas. But Rains virtually put an end to a week of Forest fires in the Northeast. Texas twisters were sighted near Lubbock on the South Plains i near big Spring in the Western Davies negroes. Into a vat of hot tar. Teddy had to be destroyed. Blackie is sex j to gel Well. Very very dry that once the Tirc go stalled in spread with area deaths Lewis g. Hill Hartsville. Mrs. Janie Lou Dixon Flor ence. Mrs. B. E. Parnell. Harls Villa. Details Page 5-a. Is i of the state and in the an her children who had died until Drews Seminole and Denver City police look her to Bridgeport i mar one new Mexico Bor Llo Spital to View the children no damage was reported had been taken out of the third. Downpours increased flood Wor Firo chief Theodore Lockwood i floor. J Ries in Texas. A woman drowned the House was so old and her husband Marlin. Are in a Flash flood that engulfed an Rived at the scene and Learned automobile on a Highway near Del Ilia his children were dead he Rio. Rains in that area ranged became so hysterical he had to from two to seven inches be admitted to the Hospital As a i rainfall that measured up loan mrs. J. B. Quarles like Many Young wives Over the pee. Dee is celebrating her first Mother s Day today and her Best gift weighs seven pounds one ounce. The gift came wrapped in nothing and is called Leah Helen. Leah was born thursday night with All the attendant Circum stances of a Good birth. Her father was As White As and Leah must have known something about Mother s Day too because she came 12 Days Early. Suit against Gity cites jail abuse by Bernie Sheehan morning news staff writer a crippled Painter who claims he was kept in a cell at City jail for two Days and denied medical attention for a broken leg he received in arrest yesterday filed a damage suit against the City. In the suit. S. E. Carl Mckenzie charges that he broke his leg when knocked from a porch by a police officer during an arrest on dec. 13, and that he subsequently Lay City jail or awesome rapidity. Paint blisters j pain blistered on a tire depart ment ladder truck parked in the Middle of the Street in front of the House. Police Savici mrs. Cecelia Martin. 32. Told them this Story she was feeding the baby san-1 dra at . When she heard two and went into the Kitchen to investigate. Smoke and flame were coming through the floor. She ran to the bedroom where patient. Claude Martin a roofer was away on a Job and unaware of Lile tragedy until to arrived Home More fire. Inch came to the Aid of fire fight ers in the Northeast. Fires were Ivy Orleck out or under control in Woodlands in new England. Penn than three hours Aller tiie i Sylvania new York and new Jer on the floor of the two Days unable to move and without medical Atten Tion. The suit is made out against the City the National surety corp., and three police officers chief Molvin d. Adams capt. Walter Teal and Palm. Ralph f. Parker. The National surely corp. Is the bonding Agency for City police officers. Mckenzie s lawyers have filed for s2.500 on each of two counts charging thai he was abusively arrested and that he had not received medical attention within the 24 Nollol s that is required by Law. The suit reads that the Force used in arrest by the defendant Ralph f. Parker was excessive and not in the second charge the suit reads that the plaintiff himself Manning lass wins state spelling Bee Anderson May 11 a the town Manning Uncle 17, charged added another to its list of champions today when pretty 14-year-old Juliette Mosser won the South Carolina spell ing ree Crown in state finals at Anderson College. Tie Clarendon county Lown also .13, daughter of or. And mrs. James Timdal of Molly Hill in Oraig Burg a duly. Champion. Juliette Mosser will represent Smith Carolina in All the sugar rationed Moonshiner face sour future and through various messengers begged the defendant members of the police department Melvin d. Adams Walter l. Teal and Ralph f. Parker to Call a physician to treat his injuries but they failed and neglected to do Mckenzie said that at the time of arrest he refused Parker s orders to get in the patrol car because Parker did not have a warrant. When he refused he said Parker stood on his Good foot and punched him in the Back causing him to fall off the porch and break his leg. Mckenzie said the same leg was injured several years ago in an Accident causing him to Limp. She s All i in. Quarles said. The Quarles Hope to have two More like Leah. They be been married four years told live 1011 it Palmetto St. Quarles in a Salesman for Acme steel co. Mrs. Quarles said that she and her husband had no preference about whether the baby was boy or girl. All the baby clothes Are frilly fancy and she said. The baby was also a special event for mrs. Quarles Mother mrs. R. Cooke of Conway who has one other grandchild. Mrs. Cooke was notified at . Thursday that her daughter was going to give birth and was at the Hospital an hour later. The baby was born around 8 in the evening and her grand Mother cried from the mom ent Leah was mrs. Quarles Eaid. Leah s father asked is it All right you re when she was born. The doctor said he was White As a Sheet. Grandfather Cooke held Leah for a moment but did t say anything or even give her a nickname. They be got to gel better a mrs. Quarles said. Chief Adams stated that Parker j from mad dog bite proves fatal to youth 10 special to the news Kingstree. May 11 a ten year old negro boy bitten two weeks ago by a mad dog. Died this week in a Charleston Hospital arrested Mckenzie after seeing him stagger across the Street. When Mckenzie was taken to the station he was charged with be hydrophobia and near Kingstree will be sunday buried morning. The boy Pearlin Brown had taken the last of 14 shots of the ing drunk and and Anli Rabid treatment on monday with resisting Adams stated however that mrs. Mckenzie was asked to sign a warrant the next Day on a com plaint she had called in on husband the previous night. Her is Home for Marian Mcknight. Miss America of and the tale High school band champions. Manning s newest Champ daughter of the item. D. L. Mosser and mrs. Mosser won the Bee by spelling Down 37 Oiler county champions in a contest thai lasted two and a half hours. She won by spelling manna Aller spelling k word which had proven to be the downfall of rilly Allen 12 year old Anderson county Cham Pion who look second place. Tiik utile Monde Champion full most lost the Tille earlier in the on Lenl when Shn misspelled As a word which aug was missed by Young Allen. Third we Ann National spelling bet finals in washing Lon june 7. She and her chaperone will receive the cd pens free trip from the Anderson Indi pc Ulen daily mail Spon sors of the slate spelling lice. Others placing among the lop today ii of were Raymond Slimmer fourth Fow Anne Curtis Venters of Hemingway Williamsburg county fifth Laurie Webb Greenville Sam sorrow. Abbeville Paul Prichard jr., of Ware Shock Greenwood Nunly Michael Leon Lee Walhalla. On. Ree Nunly and Hayes of leu representing Dillon county. In deaths of three pii1i.adklp1iia. May ii ii three Young children Silt scaled in their North 1 Iladel Lilia Home May and police a eur Evl a 17-Yt it old Uncle of Sel Ling the fire in anger because to could t mud a pair of dungarees. Dale Clive Apt. M in i a r d t. No ers sail the Uncle David Thomas set the fire in the base ment some time Aller Midi Highl eight persons slept no stairs. T h i m a s became enraged when he was unable to find a pair which lie had the basement. Moers said and then the youth Tell like creating some exile Hienl me sol tire in papers and runs in the nor and then stayed by find belched until he Taw Iphy had moors said. Then if dungarees or been Hunting in Washington. May 11 government set out today to turn Lile sour for Moonshiner. You can t make drinking whisky i Toul sugar and l Nick Sam plans to we id in thai As Little to in Sihle of the set cd is lift is i Ivr Elrd to illicit stills in the other min shiners in new York couple recovered Murray the internal Revenue service worries about Llie lip air Laos Init Moonshiner Don t pay is asking All sugar suppliers to Lettish 10 make any sales to suspect thai would include people who want unusually Large amounts those who arc unknown in the seller or Are known , and Hose who offer May ii Premium prices. Columbia couple were it Lakos about 100 pounds of Gar in make 100 Gallons of Mash. This in i urn will produce Day. O-12 Gallons of Low Pront hid the i h. Sawyer. 34, drinkable his figures in Esidell of the Carolina Healing Hinl most americans Imlay buy service Here. . Mind hit choir Isicar in kiss of in. Five inor Nini thai of his Jor pounds. Purchases larger j 4v, was found neut 5 p. Mihan Nat Navy indicate to the ,.nri new Jersey scurried around any the sugar buying numerous Small bags of is intended for something besides sugar and some offered Preini a breakfast Cereal. Urns. The Pitin was Given a trial run ii now Cirk and new Jersey re ii will. And ii1s says in sent the Moonshiner into i dither a nov tried Sii Griir Suh Siluk s. One re even tried Maple syrup. Us Dir lined to say How his p and Kiel Lii sled. Similar programs Are now under in Timmy Cincinnati Ilis Lrichs i will become nationwide As fas its in can be . Is Ciui Pernod ii Neil he Solh. Where tried Lional As pretty that same Day officers at tempted to make Mckenzie walk to recorder s court to stand charges the suit states. Both charges arc still pending on Thoj police blotter. Alter her husband was jailed j mrs. Mckenzie stated thai she ii so asked that her husband he Given medical attention because 10 with finally won to a minister in town isl r. L. Mims. On whose farm Brown family lives said that the boy complained tuesday of a sort Throat and headache. Mims took the boy accompanied by his father. Joe Oliver Brown to a Char Leston Hospital. The boy Wai seemingly doing All right when they admitted Mims said. Girls and Fried Chicken. Ghoul 03 coi of All illicit i tilling Vin Lions Are found in the Southern talks in Irving in Cut Oil sugar Supply Llie iks in t depending on voluntary Cimper Alibini alone. The Silys irs can demand co . From the manufacturers wholesalers and retailers. And. In i dds. Insp Laws will be enforced where necessary any i a plier who in nines the mis retain and in May w irid up in the Pokey himself in conspiracy f Hiil Siirid that the morn ing Alli r the arrest a Call was put in Lodr. John l. Bruce ask ing him to Wiinie to the jail on wednesday afternoon the Hospital called Mims to get won to the family that the Hoy was on wednesday night they received that Pearlin had died. His Mother. In non been a patient in a Columbia Hospital Hill arrived Home Lii is afternoon to Allend the funeral to Morrow. Several drugs m us Vicinity of the Mims Home in Llie Manning Highway were by the Rabid dog Belpre in was killed. Look at when the Call was Mil answered by the next Day. Adams had sent to the Hospital he said. Lur Tun main los walking in Eru Che medical diagnosis his Rigli Irp Wei p Oral places. Or. I hit Mil the la Ruck Len Iii corp. Have also Lili in Sli ils Hie City fur of co is in the three Oiler youths who came in in Tacl wit i it received treatment. Charge Liwo suits ii. R. Mac Farenc. For the William Lisburg i ninth health depl., announced ill Iliili 0 Flo Day is i is press Nilvo within a according to i Iipp Milf radius of the minis . Iii Bones Ini of will Inus find run i Al Largo in thai area will be pros Trulow in the full Cal Eslen o tin1 Mickarl Aizic warned lie id Iscil thai if Lints she Vail any Inion in in y Slin Tilry i be Rpp Rii d in the he ally office in i Kingstree

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