Fort Pierce News Tribune in Fort-Pierce, Florida
18 Dec 1960

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18 Dec 1960

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Fort Pierce News Tribune (Newspaper) - December 18, 1960, Fort Pierce, FloridaCould you win a Good certificate Liberty to Penn state Eagle Grid Star All state All Florida twee a your to guide. Save and use All week among the old friends Tom Sally let attn. 10, 11, 12, 13 Ralph me Iii .4 Abigail Van Burtn. 10 Indian River Roundup by Tom Cope the sky was Blue Here and the Sun kindly. In hundreds of Homes there was the Joy of anticipation u Mother bustled about with preparations for Christmas and bad came borne with strings of coloured Light bulbs. There were also the the compas Ilo Nate who prayed quietly for tin fortunate Folk. There were Host who mulled Over what had hut happened in Brooklyn and Munich and could not remain of eos thus w. F. Ballet m s. Third St. Took pen in hand and Lent us the following simple thought for the Yule season. Or whisper a prayer at him giant airliners Fly through the Blue Iky Way up yonder. Cod to Huldt them safely to their Betti nation it finally Bee Omet natural to a this you hear in the distance the found of their pasting overhead these Diu Strous crashes which took so Many scores of precious live and at this particular time of the year it u heartbreaking to think of the Many Many Homes these Trig edits have touched. What a Christmas remember to whisper a Light up speaking of coloured lights. Mrs. E. A. Draisey of the in Dian River drive Garden cub which sponsors the annual Christmas display contest asked us to remind residents that they Don t have to be club members to compete. The con test covers Homes from the courthouse Down to the Martin county lire and from the drive Back to the Railroad track. In the theme this year met. Draisey said is Light a Light for which As to Gant go we consider to be quite and the emphasis will be on outside lighting affects rather than other of decoration. The displays must a on from dusk to ., from dec. 25 to 30, inclusive and they will be judged at usual by persons not living in tha area. There Are three Cash awards plus an honorable mention it there will be contests of course. In other areas notably at South Beach where the will be afloat and will be accompanied by a boat Load of Carolen. The Beach incidentally hat a head Start on tha tit of the county with the new water Tower at Lions Park lit up like a Gigantic Christmas tree people have been driving out there after dark to Admire the spectacle of the Many coloured lights reflected in the Indian River. Harmony this Yule tide Grace Nole from mid Hatfield this morning. When met. David Hatcher opened the door of the school bus to admit my Little child. Every youngster on that bus at least 60, and mrs. H. Were Linging silent night holy night a to it wat i . What a wonderful Way to Start tha Day. Do All the driven do a can t Tell you met. Hat Field. Certainly the world might be a Mort Harmoni aut place if everybody Tang a Little very morning not too loud Tallahassee. A the Florida supreme court has put its stamp of approval on a pro posed million Bond Issue by the City of West Palm Beach. The City plans to we the Money to buy land for off Street Parkin facilities install Parkins meters and other Parkin facilities. The voice of Indian River i and vol. 7 fort Pierce. Florida sunday december 18, i960 15 cents Mistletoe monarchs students at Indian River Junior col lege picked this Martin county pair to be King and Queen of the Mistletoe Ball the College s first annual Christ Mas dance held Friday night in the ballroom of the fort Pierce hotel. King is Charles Hawken Queen con Nie Wood both residents of Stuart one of the four counties served by the new school. Or. Maxwell College president crowned the couple. Dance was attended by some 125 students and faculty members. Staff photo by Art late Harvest puts area tomatoes in Frost s path Tomato growers eyed Frost warnings with apprehension sat urday As Many still have Siz Able crops in the Field in a fall Deal made More than a month late by the heavy septembers Rains. The weather Bureau s advisory forecast fair weather through to Day with an overnight Low rang ing from do to 53 degrees and a High today of 52 to 66 degrees. Scattered Frost was predicted for lowlands. The Harvest normally Over by this time has been marked by less volume than in previous years. It is estimated by some Trujillo wins Ciudad Trujillo Domini can Republic to Rafael Trujillo Strong Man of this Caribbean Republic for 30 cars has won an the governorship of Santiago province. Trujillo relinquished the presi Dency several years ago but still kept an Iron grip on the country. He ran for the comparatively minor Post of provincial governor in thursday hex ration apparent 1 As a gesture to show his popularity and polled 121.219 votes to 7.1d3 for his two opponents. Saw grass Sermon a min i Favulli like hit Whitken can get to Locking pretty ugly if he Doten t Keip Allie growers at half the 1939 yield. But the Quality of the fruit is Good and prices Are Market curtailed Maurice Esformes of Esformes packing corp. Said he expects the Harvest to last another week perhaps two. The delay brought about by the necessity for Many growers to replant after the 16 Inch september deluge has car ried the crop into serious danger from Frost. To top it off the raging Bliz Zards that hit the East and mid West last week served to sharply curtail markets for the fruit in those areas according to a spokesman for the Industry. The Florida East coast or re ported carrying 149 carloads of tomatoes North during the first 15 Days of december while the figure for the same period last year was 77. But in november of 1339, the height of the season the line shipped 160 cars As opposed to s2 this year in novem Ber. One reason for con Cern Over the weather is that tomatoes arc not picked if the temperature of their skins is under co degrees. Thus there must be a warming spell before the remainder of the crop can com off the vines. Citrus helped de Stoneburg of fort Pierce Tomato growers said the crop is at All stages of planting de pending on How individual Plant ers fared in wet he said the Market usually declines some during the holidays adding that growers with the Early crop were most successful this year. The Nippy weather of the last week has on the other hand been a Blessing to Citrus growers in that it stopped growth and improved the contents of the fruit helping it to pass maturity Standard the Citrus crop charac Riard this year by a late Bloom. Is also from weeks to a Hie. Growers have goner ally had to be selective in pick ing As much of the crop was below standards. Prices Good h. H. Willis manager of fort Pierce grower Assn., said Fri Day he expects it will be after the first of the year before his operation reaches full seasonal Hugh whelom county agent said the crop is Good even though the fruit is Small. Prices he added have been very Good and everybody seems prices were improved greatly by Hurricane damage to crops in the Central Citrus Belt. Shipments according to the Fec have been slightly behind the 1939 figures. In november 142 carloads were sent and 196 went out through dec. 15. Last year 169 cars went in november and 203 by dec. 15. Church unit backs Floyd matter of translation sunday dec. 11, to so nirl Tod if Sutlif toot intr a Texas it. Almanack or had a bit of trouble in translation on her five year old son s medical diagnosis recently. The lad talking with a Small Friend Learned that chum had a Tummy ache. With a look of vast i Wisdom he said it s probably your it took several moments of mental gyration to figure out he was referring to Peel put in county jail Here Joseph a. Peel the 35-year-old lawyer under indictment in the murders of judge and mrs. C. E. Chillingworth. Was whisked up to fort Pierce saturday from West Palm Beach and locked up in the maximum Security cell on the third floor of the St. Lude county jail. The picture of composure. Peel arrived at In the Cus Tody of sheriff John Kirk and Deputy Tobert Day of Palm Beach county. He was not hand cuffed but walked briskly be tween the officers carrying a Topcoat on a Hanger and a due. Elbag containing personal effects. Peel was locked up by Deputy sheriffs Lanie Norvell and Bob Havilland. The charge against him is accessory before the fact of first degree which Means that he cannot obtain bail. Wife will stand by about three hours later. Peel s 31-year-old wife Imogene arrived from West Palm Beach with additional personal effects for the prisoner. A pleasant spoken striking mrs. Peel said she would be in fort Pierce to stand by my husband during his trial. She was on her Way with their children Victoria 9, and Joseph Clark 5, to Lake City where the youngsters will stay with mrs. Peel s parents until the trial is Over. Mrs. Peel said she would remain with them for the holi Days. Peel s Transfer to fort Pierce saturday came As a Surprise. H has been announced that he would first be arraigned on a Brevard county charge in Titusville and his arrival at the county jail went unnoticed by the general Public. Jurisdiction changed circuit judge Russell 0. Mor Row in West Palm Beach who granted Peel a change of venue to St. Lucie county last week had ordered the prisoner to appear in Titusville tuesday for arraignment of charges of conspiracy to murder Floyd a. Imogene Peel Lucky Holzapfel who has pleaded guilty to the chilling Worth slayings. Late Friday however. Judge Morrow noted that in Transfer ring the cast from his District he had lost jurisdiction and he ordered Peel brought to St. Lucie county without delay. The judge granted the change of venue at the request of Peel s attorney Carlton l. Welch of Jacksonville who argued that and Vance publicity on the sensational Case would make it impossible for his client to get a fair trial in Palm Beach county. When and who the matter of the Titusville arraignment is now in the hands of the ninth judicial District in which circuit judges Wallace Sample and d. C. Smith pre Side. On this and other matters re lated to the Case judge Sample who was reached by Telephone saturday said it would be improper to make any statement at this the chief questions of interest of course were 1 when will the trial be docketed and 2 who will preside if the custom of recent years is followed judge Sample would logically be on the Bench. He has handled All criminal cases in St. Lucie county while judge Smith has handled those in in Dian Siver county. In the third county in the District Martin they have shared the Burden of criminal cases bid commission take its time in an action without precedent in the history of the fort Pierce ministerial Assn., that body s executive committee saturday addressed a message to the City commission requesting an indefinite delay in any action to remove City manager Floyd Glisson. It was emphasized that the action was taken by the executive Board not by the full membership. The association representing some 30 pastors of local churches has on several occasions taken an open stand on political action involving Public morals but never taken an official stand with regard to a specific Public sen ant. The message had special significance in that a demand for Glisson s resignation May be made to tomorrow s meeting of the commission the first to be presided Over by Raymond Padgett the new mayor. At this meeting also Harold Walker commissioner from the and w. H. Need new Northside commissioner and Arch foe of Glisson and police chief Bruce Parsons will be sworn in. Almost 200 die in crashes right after Ivi Atlon hit tory i worst Dit Atter that killed lit in new York a u. S. Air Force plane crashed in the Center of Munich Germany hitting a Streetcar and killing an till Miled Tola of almost 500 people billed by air planes in two Days. See Story on Headliner Page and pictures on Page 26. The association s request Fol Lowed statements made Friday by the police auxiliary the St. Lucie county safety Council and a majority of the members of the police department backing acts the Best possible government Glisson in his refusal to accept for the people of fort Pierce. We the resignation of Parsons. Believe that you will need and Parsons who offered his Resig will desire ample time in which nation to Glisson thursday said to give mature a pressured he did so because a positive Well documented judgment to a for Good of the Glisson refused to accept. Advance indications were that tomorrow s session might turn out to be the most crowded and Lively one in years with prospects that the City courtroom on matter of such i to the efficient and progressive government of our City. Let wounds heal you Are certainly As Well aware As we that Hasty action. N. Seventh St. Would be crowded " compliance with what at the to overflowing by supporters and moment May appear to be the critics of the principals involved. We secs of certain pressure the text of the ministerial As Iead station s message follows in considered action on your part full i reef divers to ask 8300 the Agenda for monday s City commission meeting includes a request for from the fort Pierce reef diver s Assn. The reef divers arc asking the Money to continue their project of building an artificial reel in the Ocean off Pepper Park j members have a collection of junk cars on the waterfront but Lark funds of carry to Accra to the reef site. Fair for sunday fair sunday. High sunday i to 66. Mostly Northern Windt to 10 Milet per hour. I it is o or Appeal that you give. To the mayor and the City ample time for the wounds of tha commissioners recent election to heal time for the inevitable pockets of resent the executive committee of Mart Alj pcs arc 0 revenge real the fort Pierce ministerial Assn. Or to dissipate respectfully request that mayor themselves before you take a Raymond Padgett and City com-1 Tion on Vita a Maltor missioners George . George Gius Oharold Walker we believe that this action and w. H. Liked delay for an j we recommend will work greatly indefinite time any consideration to your advantage by giving you of the removal of City Opportunity to think through Floyd we arc that you five gentlemen elected Rcpt Csc a a the issues involved before any definite action is the letter was signed by James i to tics of the people earnestly w. Baugher Secretary of the desire to achieve by your Public association. Santa s packages Are lighter and fewer. But postal Revenue is up Coay e Anlu rally Tuifau . Suta cily to cancel dec. 26 meeting the City commission is expected monday to cancel its meeting of dec. 16 on account of Christmas Holiday and to move its Jan. 2 meeting the Fol i lowing week ahead one Day to Jan. 3. I Santa s packages Are smaller and lighter this year at least those being shipped through Uncle Sam s parcel Post arc recce in according to postmaster c. W. Potors. I Bacvar the reve nue taken in thrash parcel Post has increased about five per Peters said. This in no doubt due to the increase in parcel Post rates this past mailing does not appear to have teen As heavy ind people Are mailing earlier. said he has noticed that patrons Are mailing packages a few at a time rather than waiting until All Are wrapped and addressed. Lii in that it keeps a steady flow of Moil. Packages May be Gettin smaller Ami lighter b it the Chri Tea card mail remains. Heavy. Peters warned that cards mailed from now on should be first class or air mail if going any . Trains Are running a Little late and the postmaster sail in coming mail is expected to heavier beginning monday. Par cel Post packages will be delivered today in residential areas and should other mail lie come heavy Carrier service will also Bou ii in some districts. The Antiona Marks and Rwjr Risiti Adjni to help with the Christmas mail at the Sunrise Annex at 5th St. Ami ave. A. Station a on no. St., aril the main Post of fice. The regular hours of am. To 5 pm. Will be in effect a All the offices with the exception of the port St. Lucie Branch which is open from 9 until 5. All the Ollices will be closed today Christmas Day and year s Day and a monday follow Christmas no new year s. It tors Saul that the ankle Branch Mollico a not been opened Mccau e of construction but it u expected to open Jan. 1j

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