Gators Have Firm
Hold On Second
Place In SEC Race
By The Associated Press
Thanks to second half rallies,
Florida grabbed a firmer grip on
second place and Georgia Tech
moved into a tie f or fourth in the
Southeastern Conference basketball
championship race last night.
Both teams won close ones.
Florida downed Auburn 66-62, and
Tech defeated Georgia 78-73. Au
burn led Florida at halftime 40-37,
And Georgia was ahead of Tech
S9 -35 at the intermission.
The losing teams came up with
the high scorers. Guard Zippy
Morocco of Georgia got 29, and
Tech guard Eric Crake sparked
the Engineers with 27. Center Bob
Miller led the Auburn attack with
18, while forward Roy Roberts and
guard Sonny Powell pushed in 14
LSU still leads the league with a
6-0 mark. Florida is second (4-1),
Tulane third (4-2), Alabama and
Tech are tied for fourth (4-3), and
Vanderbilt and Tennessee are tied
for sixth (4-4). Then come Auburn
and Mississippi State, each with
3-4 records. Mississippi (1-5), and
SEC Will Split
1953 Bowl Melon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. W-The 12
Southeastern Conference members
may split their 1953 football bowl
melon, amounting to $120,000 or
more, about March 1.
That date was recommended by
the SEC executive committee
which met here yesterday. The
proposal must be approved by the
)'ve SEC teams played in Jan.
1 bowl games. Alabama was in the
Orange Bowl, Florida in the Gator
Bowl, Tennessee in the Cotton Bowl
and Georgia Tech met Mississippi
in the Sugar Bowl.
Under Conference rules schools
that play in bowl games pay 25
per cent of their net gross-before
expenses are deducted - into the
This amount is divided equally
among all the members after con
ference expenses have been de
Fain Inks Sox
Pack On Wed.
CHICAGO (JP —Ferris Fain, two
year American League batting
champion,- today became perhaps
the highest paid player ever signed
by the Chicago W!i !< ' report
edly coming to * it more
First sacker Fain, who earned
a reported $28,500 last season with
the Philadelphia Athletics, needed
just a two-minute phone conver
sation with Sox General Manager
Frank Lane to agree on a 1953
Guesses were the Sox awarded
Fain a $2,000 or $3,000 boost over
his Philadelphia salary. The Sox
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PEDRO A. FORNS
Pedro A. Forns, 66, died yester
day at his residence 728 United
Funeral services will be held
Friday afternoon at 5:30 from the
Chapel of Pritchard Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the family plot in
Survivors are: two sons, Peter
and Evelio Forns, one daughter,
Mrs. Eloise Fuller, and five grand
MRS. SUSIE E. PIERCE
Mrs. Susie Elizabeth Pierce, 72,
died last night at her residence,
622 Ashe Street, after an extended
Survivors are the husband, Will
iam H. Pierce: two daughters, Mr#.
J. L. Baker of Miami, and Mrs. A-
M. Currie of Key West; two sons,
William Somers Pierce, of Atlanta,
Georgia, and Joe Pierce of Hous
ton, Texas; two brothers, Joseph
B. Somers of Tampa, and William
Somers of Jacksonville ;seven
grandchildren and two great grand
Funeral Services will be held Fri
day afternoon at 4 o’clock from the
First Congregational Church with
the Rev. Chas. H. Meeker, pjistor,
officiating. The Body will be plac
ed in the Church at 2 o’clock.
Pritchard Funeral Home is in
charge <tf arrangements. Burial
will be in the family plot in City
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Secretary-Treasurer; and the Rev.
Charles Meeker, Luis Muniz and
Evelio Valdez were named to the
Board of Control.
Governor Drexler complimented
the club on their successful model
airplane meet sanctioned by ttie
the National N. A. M. The National
Exchange Club of Toledo, (Milo was
the first service club to bold the
official meets and has been in tbe
vanguard since 1924.
The Exchange Club of Key West
meets every other Tuesday at 7:30
p.m. at the Casa Cayo Hueso. Visit
ing members are cordially invited
KEY WEST SETS
(Continued from Page One)
“all squared away,” romance, sci
entific ideas and tbe touch situa
tion about naval reserve men in
once paid outfielder A1 Simmons
$33,000 for a season, but it was
the final year of a three - year
SIOO,OOO contract Simmons bad
with the A’s.
Fain inherits the top-salary role
enjoyed last season by Eddie Rob
inson who was swapped for Fain
in a, five-player deal Jan. 27.
Fain led the American loop with
a .327 batting average alter win
ning the 1951 crown with .344. He
was the sixth American league
batter ever to win two or more
Fain was tops in the league last
season in getting on bases, M 2
times on 176 hits, 105 walk and
one time as a hit batsman.
Key West and Vicinity: Clear
to partly cloudy today through
Friday; slowly rising tempera
ture. Gentle to moderate north
Florida: Clear to pertly cloudy
and slowly rising temperatures
through Friday except increas
ing cloudiness over north portion
Jacksonville through the Flor
id# Straits and East Gulf of
Mexico:- Light to moderate vari
able, mostly northwest to north
east winds today' becoming gen
tle to moderate east to southeast
Friday. Partly cloudy weather
except increasing cloudiness over
north. portion Friday.
Western Caribbean: Gentle to
moderate north to east winds
through Friday. Partly cloudy
weather with.. widely scatered
Observationi taken at City Office
Key West, Fla.. Feb. 5, 1953
•:# A.M EST
Highest, yesterday 73
Lowest last night: — 64
M#n -r — 69
Normal j.__ — 71
Total; last 24'hours . .0 ins.
Total this month 1.30 ins.
Excess this month i 1.03 ins.
Totfl this year 6.00 ins.
Excess this year 4.19 ins.
Helathw Humidity at 9:00 JLM.
Barpmeter (Baa Laval) 9t99 JLM.
39.10 in 5.—1019.3 mbs.
Sunrise 7:07 a.m.
Sunset 6:16 p.m.
Moonset 10:50 a.m.
1 .2:29 am- 7:33 a.m.
1:58 p.m. 9:36 p.m.
ADDITIONAL TIDE DATA
Reference Statien: Kay West
Time of Haight of
(bridge) —oh Has 9.0 ft
Bo Name Key
(east and) —+Bi 29m
Statien- Tide high water
Sandy Ft.) -oh 49m
(north and) +Sh 19m
(—)—Minus eignt Corrections
to ho subtracted.
(+V-Flue eignt Corrections la
' be added.
AT 7:30 A.M. % EST
Boston ! 24
Corpus Christ! 67
Denver ... 38
Detroit i_i 30
K 1 Paso 49
Ft. Worth _ 55
Galveston , 61
Jacksonville . 39
Kansas City 50
KEY WEST IS
Key West Airport fi4
Los Angeles ! 66
Louisville ___ 29
Meridian ____ 49
Miami . __ 58
New Orleans 59
New York 24
Norfolk ... 34
Oklahoma City 51
St. Louis - - 44
Sen Antonio ‘ 59
•y The Associated Frees
TODAY A YEAR ACO-Pitcher
Doe Newcomb*, Army-bound,
Agned bis Brooklyn Dodger con
tract tor a reported 117.000.
FIVE YEARS AGO—Dick Button
of Englewood, N. J, woo the
mm's Olya pic figure-skating
cbarnqpiea&hip at St Moritz. Swit
* ten YEARS AGO - Jake La
-1 Motts defeated Ray Robinoe in
1* rounds before la *3O at Detroit.
•edtng lehteawM string rf as
amateur and • t*uf*i<Moat fight*
eitbuwt a defeat
? TWENTY YEARS AGO - Amos
Abmao Stagg wfeed to coach foot
'ball at tbr Oeilege of the Pacific
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Am Smelt 42V. Loew’s 13ft
Am Sugar 54 Lorillard 25ft
Am TAT 160 ft Montg Ward 61ft
Am Tob 67ft Murray Cp 23ft
Am Woolen 25ft Nash Kelv 23ft
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Goodrich 78ft West U Tel 40ft
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Medico Nets Giant
Shark Near Here *
One of the largest sharks to be
taken from Key West waters re
cently, an eight-foot, 300-pound
hammerhead, was landed here last
week by Dr. Morton K. Hertz, 900
Fishing on the boat of Captain
Jerry Mangold, Dr. Hertz hooked
the marine monster about 15-miles
out in the vicinity of Pigeon Key.
He caught the fish on standard
fishing gear. The shark put up a
stiff battle and it was an hour and
a half before it could be boated.
Hertz said that “he wanted to give
up twice during the battle.’’
He was fishing with Miss Frances
Wohlitka, CoUege Park, New York,
who landed a 40-pound Wahoo after
a half hour fight on the same day.
On the staff of the Bellevue Med
ical Center in New York, Dr. Hertz
makes bis winter home here. A
cancer specialist, he is slated to
lecture at the Naval Hospital in the
NEW YORK i#—Paul G. Hoff
man has resigned as president of
the Ford Foundation and will re
turn to the Studebaker Corp. as
chairman of its board of directors.
Announcement of Hoffman’s res
ignation was made yesterday by
Henry Ford 11.
Hoffman quit the foundation, it
was announced, because the or
ganization is transferring its ex
ecutive office from Pasadena to
New York. Hoffman was said to
wish to continue living in Pasa
The foundation has not An
nounced a successor.
WASHINGTON o*-The Veterans
of Foreign Wars today announced
its award for the outstanding con
tribution to national security in
1952 has been awarded to Jim G.
Lucas, war correspondent for
The award is the Gen. Omar N.
Bradley-VFW gold medal, named
for the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
Lucas, the VFW said, “has ap
plied himself to reporting with con
sistent objectivity the day-to-day
effort of the fighting men and has
given to readers an excellent and
true picture of unfolding events,
well and vigorously presented."
IZMIR, Turkey Eight women
and seven children died here in
the collapse of a house where a
wedding celebration was being
held, it was reported today.
Twenty-four others were said to
be seriously injured
LONDON it*— Russia has condi
tionally accepted the West’s invita
tion to attend a meeting of Big
Four deputy foreign ministers here
tomorrow to discuss again a pro
posed Austrian peace treaty.
A Soviet note to the secretriat of
the four-power council yesterday
was understood to have said that
Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko
will represent his government at
the parley. It was said the Russians
made it clear, however, they
would discuss only the full state
treaty draft, which has been wran
gled over without much result in
260 meetings since 1947 -
The United States. Britain and
France hope to break the deadlock.
All women of the United States
first had the right to vote in a
national election in 1920.
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WASHINGTON Ul - Rep. Short
(R-Mo) said today Congress may
have to write more restrictive new
laws to stop what he terntfd a
deplorable growth of military
Short, chairman of the House
Armed Services Committee, said
present law’s governing promotions
in the armed services and setting
limits on the number of officers
in each rank may have to be
thoroughly reviewed and revised.
Rep. Glenn R. Davis (R-Wis)
told the committee yesterday that
the number of officers above the
rank of lieutenant colonel has in
creased since the war, although
the armed forces now are only one
half or one-quarter as large.
This means, he said, the ratio
of senior officers to enlisted men
is about four times greater today.
The Army, he said, will have 451
major generals next June for a
1.600,000-man Army, compared to
459 for the seven million men of
Rep. Norblad (R-Ore), a com
mittee member, said the Navy has
295 admirals for a million-man
fleet, compared to 287 for a four
million-man wartime force.
The committee heard these sta
tistics at the start of hearings to
consider ways of altering regula
tions to prevent freezing the ca
reers of 10,000 junior naval offi
cers. The hearings will resume
Davis sponsored a controversial
amendment to a money bill, adopt
ed during last year, which limits
the number of officers in each
rank. The amendment becomes
effective April 1.
Vice Adm. Laurence Dußose,
chief of naval personnel, said the
immediate effect of the Davis
amendment would be to force the
demotion of 5,400 senior naval
lieutenants and tbe freezing of
4,691 more junior officers.
Davis and committee members
agreed prompt action should be
The committee is studying a bill
to repeal the Davis amendment,
but Short told a reporter it probab
ly would retain the measure with
adjustments to exempt junior offi
cers of all services, doctors and
After that, Short said, the com
mittee probably will consider writ
ing anew blueprint for tbe officer
light In Sky
May Be Key To
Origin Of World
LOS ANGELES UP - A strange
triangle of light in tbe sky may be
the key to man’s oldest mystery:
Where did our world come from?
Most people on this continent
have never seen the heavenly
triangle, known to astronomers as
the Zodiacal Light It is best seen
in the tropics, in the east before
dawn and in the west after sunset.
A Dutch sea captain, plying
South Pacific waters to the Dutch
Indies and spending tbe long,
lonely nights studying the mysteri
ous light, has come up with new
evidence of its source.
The evidence is in an announce
ment by the University of Cali
fornia at Los Angeles, where Capt.
Jan Drent of the Dutch Nederland
Lines, now retired, is a graduate
The school calls Drent’s observa
tions of the Zodiacal Light “tbe
first important evidence to support
the theory that the strange light
is caused by the reflection of sun
light by the vestigial remain of a
cosmic dust cloud from which the
solar system may have been
This means that the light seems
to be proof that such interplane
tary dust exists, and on a scale
extending through the solar system.
“It is not difficult to conceive,”
says the school's statement, “of the
cosmic cloud as tbe remains of
the primeval source of the (larger)
planets as well as the rest of the
A blizzard preceded the Wil
liam Howard Taft inaugural
parade and an army of ahovelers
had to clear the streets before it
7:30 Each Night
ten Olivia Street
REV. J.F. CULPEPPER
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WASHINGTON Of—A bill calling
for Congress to vote all regular
government funds in a single mea
sure was offered yesterday by 45
senators, almost enough to assure
The one-package appropriations
idea was tried in 1950 and then
abandoned because, critig# said, it
was. unwieldy. Congress normally
handles about a dozen regular
money bills each year.
Sen. Byrd (D-Va), chief sponsor
of the idea, said the new bill
would allow Congress to limit
spending from funds voted in past
years, in addition to fixing the
amounts carried in the bill itself.
Byrd described tbe bill as one
which would permit Congress “to
recapture a measure” of control
over federal spending.
(Continued from Page One)
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[Docks on January 25th so badly
that he required hospitalization for
Guerro was arrested at that
time by police officers Henry Loun
ders and Ansel Albury. He plead
ed guilty to the charge.
He is being held in the Monroe
County Jail under bond of $250.
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girls have enticed customers to
purchase for them.
The club operators claim that
they will have difficulty meeting
their payroll without the practice
of “drink pushing.”
City Manager Dave King said
that he has employed the full-time
operative, who will work in plains
clothes, not only to enforce the
B-Girl ordinance but to check the
bars for violations of all other laws
on the city’s books as well. Noise
issuing from bar rooms will be
checked closely. King said.
The officer will report directly
to King in a plan similar to those
he has had in effect in other cities,
he said today.
King admitted toda} that “he
will have to be very careful in
making arrests under the new
The measure makes it illegal for
any employer to hire anyone to
solicit drinks in his establishment;
for entertainers to mingle with
customers; it eliminates loitering
by anyone without visible means
of support and prohibits anyone
The ordinance provides penalties
up to a $250 fine, 60 days in jail
or both for offenders.
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HE’LL ORGANIZE A
POSSE NEXT TIME
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. OF- IF
oblige • a fellow officer, SheriM
Harold Hubbell made 5-year-ald
Frank Du Bois a deputy.
Frankie got a real deputy’s
badge. Hubbell signed but (dost
tell the boy) didn't notarize the
The child’s harassed mother
complained: “He’s taking it too
seriously. Last night after school
we found him directing traffic.**
(Continued from Page One)
answer to the complaints that bus
iness isn’t as lively as it was then.”
Knight and his assistant gave
vocational guidance to persons w’ho
wished to change their occupations,
handicapped workers and others
during the year.
Manager of the Employment Ser
vice for eight years, Knight looks
toward another banner peacetime
employment year for the County.
The rose window in the chapel
of Trinity College, Hartford,
Conn., has been called the equal
of many of those in European
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