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VOLUME 118-NUMBER 259_• An«,t PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 22, 1963__28 PAGES-3 SECTIONS—10c
Divers Seek
Clue To Fate
Of U2 Pilot
KEY WEST, Fla. (UPI) -
Navy divers probed 100 feet
deep in blue - green waters
northwest of here today seek
ing the fate of an Air Force
pilot in the wreckage of his U2
*’spy” plane.
Navy officials said divers
from the salvage ship Petrel
still had not determined wheth
er Capt. Joe G. Hyde Jr., 33,
of LaGrange. Ga., parachuted
from the plane before it
crashed Wednesday on the way
home from a reconnaissance
mission over Cuba.
The Navy said the Petrel and
the minesweeper Shrike might
try to raise the wreckage of
the sleek, high-flying plane la
ter today.
The wreckage is located
about 40 miles northwest of
here in the Gulf of Mexico, an
area favored by shrimp traw
lers.
Search planes and boats
combed the waters around Dry
Tortugas in hopes that Hyde
may have ejected from the
plane and taken refuge on one
of the many keys that dot the
area.
The Strategic Air Command
said the plane apparently de
veloped mechanical failure and
crashed.
Divers reported that the ejec
tion seat was not found with
the other wreckage. The seat
can be propelled from the
plane by an explosive charge
when trouble is imminent. It
might have been activated on
impact with the water, military
men said.
Survival gear of the U2 pilot
included parachute, life vest,
rubber dingy, a radio transmit
ter which would lead a search
plane to the survivor and the
regular survival kit carried by
pilots flying over water. In it
are food, water, fishhooks, a
rifle and other necessities.
Informed sources said the
sleek, odd-looking craft was on
a surveillance flight over Cuba,
a routine procedure since a U2
discovered Soviet missiles on
the Communist island in Octo
ber 1962, forcing a showdown
that brought removal of the
weapons.
Havana radio reported the
crash but did not mention the
plane’s mission. The U2 went
down about 150 miles north of
the Cuban capital.
Traffic Lights
To Be Changed,
Downtown Pas
Traffic signal lights at Jackson
and Canty Avenues at the Pas
cagoula Street intersection will
be put in operation Monday
morning. Police Chief J. B. Gib
son said today.
The signal lights are already
at the intersections but are set
to blink only. Gibson said they
will be set to signal red, yellow
and green.
This decision was reached af
ter careful study of the traffic
situation at these intersections,
Gibson said. He advised motor
ists to be careful at the loca
tions until the public becomes
aware of the change.
Gibson said right turns on red
signals will be allowed if the
motorist comes to a stop before
turning.
Proposed Hospital Wing
Will Offer New Service
By DON BROADUS
Chronicle Staff Writer
The new wing planned at
Singing River Hospital will pro
vide better service for out
patients who do not require hos
pitalization and for accident
victims before they are admit
ted to the hospital, Lester Tuck,
administrator, said today.
In addition, laboratories, stor
age space and other facilities
will be provided.
The wing will be constructed
on the northwest side of the
present building. It will be 50 by
130 feet and have two floors, a
ground floor and a first floor,
adjacent to these existing two
floors. It was mistakenly re
A
LES GIRLS HELP TOTS—Chairmen of the “T oys for Tots” drive of Pascagoula’s Les Girls,
right, talk with welfare officials about who wi 11 be benefitted by their sales of big candy bars,
on the table in front of them. Standing left is W. E. Goff, welfare agent and seated left is
Mrs. Thelma Bryant, child welfare supervisor, while standing right is Mrs. Bobby Key and
sitting Mrs. D. P. Shumate.
Toys For Tots
Drive To Begin
Here Saturday
Les Girls Club has completed
plans to sponsor a Toys for Tots
Drive in Pascagoula in coopera
tion with the Pascagoula Cham
ber of Commerce and the Jack
son County Welfare Department.
“We hope that the proceeds
from this drive will enable un
der-privileged children of the
area to have a wonderful Christ
mas that might not otherwise
be possible,” said club president
Kay Miller.
Members of the organization
will sell candy to buy toys and
will also place barrels, donated
by OK Transfer & Storage Com
pany, at shopping centers
throughout the city and at the
Delmas Avenue Fire Station.
Anyone wishing to donate toys
may place them in these bar
rels.
Letters will be sent to other
civic organizations and local
merchants, requesting their sup
port.
Co-Chairmen of the drive
which officially starts Satur
day, are Mrs. D. P. Shumate
and Mrs. Bob Key.
Murder Trial
Opens In Tupelo
TUPLEO, Miss. (UPIi— The
murder trial of ex-convict Carl
Murphy Jr., charged in the
shotgun slaying of James W.
Grubbs, was in its second day
today.
Six state witnesses took the
stand Thursday. All told of
events leading up to the Jan. 6,
1962 killing of Grubbs near
here. Grubbs allegedly was
killed during a bootleggers’ war.
Murphy is the second of three
men to go on trial in connec
tion with the killing. J. W.
Riley, identified as the man
who fired the fatal blast, was
convicted of manslaughter and
sentenced to 12 years in prison.
County's 4H
Banquet Held
The annual Jackson County 4H Achievement Ban
quet was held Thursday night at La Font Inn, featuring
a talent review, guest recognition and medal awards.
Feriorming in tne laieni re
view were Dianne Griffin, Van
cleave, ballet, Sammie Suter,
Gautier, folksongs, and Mary Ne
ville, East Central, popular
Catholic Council
Approves Using
Modern Language
VATICAN CITY (UPI)-T h e
Ecumenical Council, in the first
final action on any major issue
since it was convened more
than a year ago ,today over
whelmingly approved the use of
modern languages instead of
Latin in most forms of Roman
Catholic worship.
The council fathers voted
2,158 to 19 in a final vote pre
ceding promulgation of the dog
matic constitution by Pope Paul
VI in a ceremony expected next
week.
The pontiff will act on the
document at public session. An
open vote at that time by the
council fathers is considered a
formality.
One of the chapters allows for
the use of modem languages to
replace Latin in baptisms, con
firmations, confessions, com
munions, marriages, holy or
ders (ordaining of priests) and
extreme unction.
The important reforms of the
document regarding the Mass
are contained in the second
chapter, which is long and com
plex. Its most widely hailed
regulation authorizes bishops to
permit the use of modem spok
en languages, from English to
Swahili, in large parts of the
Mass.
dance.
Master of ceremonies at the
banquet was Andy Christensen,
! with W. C. Jefcoat and Miss Lin
i da Shows making award pre
! sentations.
Medal awards went to Mary
Hicks, Vina Dupree, Theresa
Shimp, Judy Murray, Edith Sea
man, Jane Hicks, Beth Krebs, |
{Shirley Hood, Deborah Wilks,
Linda Hurd, Brenda Carter,
Dianne Maples, Susan Goff,
Sarah Lowry, Cecilia Ard, Nan
cy Hicks;
i Trudy Flurry, Nancy Sanders,
Mary Neville, Reba Diamond,
Nell Overman, Mrs. Jack Fletch
er, Pam Murray, Faye Hurd,
Mattie Holder, Mary Hill, Caro
lyn Terkhurst, Dianne Griffin,
Rita Holloway, Sammie Suter,
Jane Elizabeth King, Jeanie
Dees, Mrs. George Hicks;
Mrs. E. J. Neville, Mary Low
ry, Charles Holden, Joe Taylor
Vaughn, Alton Hamilton, Wayne
Patrick, Douglas Patrick, Lynn
Rouse, Charles Rouse, Terry Ad
kison, Jimmy McLeod, Eugene
Green, Steve Ladnier, Michael
Callender, Allen Pedersen, Tom
my Brooks, Earnest Smith;
Reuben Ogborn, Jerry Baker,
William Lang, Eugene Groome,
Wayne Holden, Travis Goff, Al
ton McVeay, Eddie Hunt, Tom
my Hunt, Howard Davis, Craig
Davis, Andy Christensen, George
McRaney, Larry DeLancey, Rob
ert Pedersen, Louis Wayne
Hurd;
Wayne Clark, William A. Ste
wart, Joseph Neville, Tommy
Neville and Ellis Roberts.
Holidays Set
JACKSON (UPI)—A three-day
holiday for state employes, be
ginning Thanksgiving Day, was
authorized Thursday by Gov.
Ross Barnett.
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ported Tuesday that the facility
would be a separate building.
The federal government will
provide two-thirds of its $618,200
cost and the rest will come from
existing county millage. No bond
issue is required.
The wing will more than dou
ble the present emergency faci
lities and X-ray rooms. Two ad
ditional emergency rooms and
X-ray rooms plus two diagnostic
rooms, waiting rooms and a
room for making electrocardio
grams will be provided. There
are no waiting rooms in the pre
sent set-up.
The physiotherapy facilities
will be enlarged and moved to
the new wing where waiting
rooms will be provided. These
facilities include equipment for
treating crippled children.
The pathologist’s office and
morgue will be moved to the
ground floor in the new wing,
providing additional laboratory
space for the blood program at
its present location and a his
tology lab.
Estimated construction cost is
$475,000 and $110,000 is desig
nated for equipment. The archi
tect’s fee is $33,250 and the site
survey cost $300.
Architects are now drawing
plans and Tuck said it is hoped
to advertise for bids in six or
eight months. The facility should
be ready for use within a year.
KENNEDY SHOT
IN DALLAS
Tells Of Threat
After Mistrial
In Hama Case
MONTGOMERY (UPI) — A
key witness in the bribery trial
of former highway official
Walter Craig said an anony
mous caller threatened him a
few hours after court proceed
ings ended in a mistrial because
of a threat on a juror’s life.
Contractor Joe T. Barton, who
testified he saw Craig accept
bribes for road-striping work,
said he was told, “Let this trial
be a warning to you.”
Circuit Judge Eugene Carter
stopped the trial Thursday in its
fourth day when juror W. F.
Crenshaw said an unknown call
er told him his body “would be
found floating in the Alabama
River” if he voted to convict
Craig.
“It doesn’t make you feel
good when someone tells you he
may put you at the bottom of a
river,” said Crenshaw, an ac
countant for the State Public
Service Commission.
When asked if the threat
would affect his opinion in the
case Crenshaw said, “You have
put me in a tough spot. It’s a
threat on my life. Of course it
has affected me.”
Carter, who listened to Cren
shaw in the judge’s chambers,
said, “That’s it. I’ll have to call
a mistrial.”
Barton’s wife said Thursday
night the call to her husband
“upset him a little bit. But I
don’t think he is scared.”
Crenshaw said he had told
two other members of the jury
about the threatening telephone
call that came Wednesday after
the third day of testimony. He
denied reports that his mother
in-law, a Mrs. Kilgore, was also
threatened. He said an anony
mous caller told her “we’re for
Mr. Craig.”
Atty. Gen. Richmond Flowers
has promised to find and prose
cute the callers.
The case will be rescheduled
during the next term of Crimin
al Court in February.
Arguing against the mistrial
decision, Asst. Sol. Maury Smith
told Carter, “If you yield to the
hoodlum, then the whole judici
ary system becomes worthless.”
Flowers said a mistrial would
set a “judicial precedent and
place a burden on the office of
attorney general that can never
be overcome.”
State witnesses testified they
made cash payments to Craig
in secret rendezvous at Mont
gomery. The testimony indicat
ed that more than $400,000 in
payoffs was made. The grand
jury indictment accuses Craig
of receiving a minimum of $42,*
000.
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TELLS ABOUT BAKER—
Mrs. Gertrude C. Novak,
widow of a former partner
of Bobby Baker, is shown on
the witness stand before the
Senate Rules Committee
went into closed session, in
Washington, to hear her
story.
Baker Believes
He'll Come Out
OK After Probe
I
WASHINGTON (UPI) - For-;
mer Senate official Robert G. j
(Bobby) Baker, target of a
wide-ranging investigation of
his “outside activities,” was
said today to feel he is going;
to come out “all right” when j
the dust settles.
This was reported in a dis
patch by Kenneth Scheibel,
Washington correspondent for
the Puerto Rican newspaper,
El Mundo, who interviewed one
of Baker's close friends.
The friend, who asked not to
be identified, told of a chat he
had with Baker. It concerned
the current investigation into
Baker’s outside business inter
ests while he held the $19,600
a-year post of Senate Demo
cratic secretary.
Baker resigned under fire
Oct. 7. Since that time he has
refused to comment publicly on
the reports of his many activi
ties other than to file a formal
deniel in a law suit and to en
ter a disclaimer in an action in
volving his alleged non-pay
ment of District of Columbia in
come taxes.
“I’m in good shape on in
come taxes,” Baker was quot
ed as saying. “They can’t get
me there.” Baker has claimed
he was an official of the feder
al government thus he did not
have to pay D.C. taxes. Dis
trict tax officials said Baker
was a federal employe, not an
official, and owed the taxes. <
The friend said Baker be
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I
SELECTIVE SERVICE WORK—Two Pascagou Ians, John O. Grant (center) and Thomas H.
Dantzler (right), were presented recently by State Director of Selective Service Col. Claude S.
Sanders 15-year certificates of appreciation along with 15-year SS pins. A 20-year certificate
and pin is being presented posthumously to Ch arles M. Carr. (Chronicle Photo)
BULLETIN
DALLAS (UPI)—President Kennedy and Gov. John
B. Conn ally of Texas were cut down by an assassin's
bullets as they toured downtown Dallas in an open
automobile today. An early report was that Kennedy
was possibly fatally injured.
FORT WORTH (UPI) — President Kennedy said
today the United States in December will test a rocket
booster so powerful it will put the nation far ahead of
Russia m tne space race.
The President, campaigning
as though it were election time
in Texas, told a rain-soaked,
cheering crowd outside his hotel
that the rocket booster will be
the most powerful in history.
The crowd, estimated by po
lice at 5,000, roared approval.
It was the first of four
speeches the President sched
Plan To Remove
Two More Spans
Of Biloxi Bridge
JACKSON (Special) - The
Highway Department has issued
a notice to proceed to contract
ors who will remove two spans
from the center of the old Biloxi
Bay Bridge, Commissioner John
D. Smith said today.
Contract time will begin Nov.
25.
Two Hattiesburg contractors,
W. R. Fairchild Construction Co.,
Ltd., and J. W. Snowden Con
struction Co., submitted a joint
low bid of $88,950 for the work
which is designed to widen and
improve the navigation channel j
of the bay.
The work will be supervised
for the Highway Department by
Ben T. Markette, project en
gineer of Ocean Springs, and the
Hattiesburg District Office, J. F.
Brownlee, district engineer.
Smith said removal of the two
spans will improve alignment
of the channel. The swing span
of the bridge has already been
removed and is being rebuilt
for installation on State High
way 63 over the Escatawpa Ri
ver in Jackson County.
The remainder of the old Bilo
xi Bay Bridge will be main
tained by local authorities as a
fishing pier.
Grenada Plant
Vote Is Ordered
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The
National Labor Relations Board
has ordered a new election
among employes of the Lyon,
[nc., plant at Grenada, Miss.,
an whether they desire union
representation.
The NLRB Thursday invali
dated a Dec. 14, 1962, election
in which employes rejected the
Aluminum Workers Internation
al Union by a 230 to 84 vote.
The board said it found that
company representatives used
infair tactics in campaigning
against the union.
uled today on a swing through
Fort Worth, Dallas and Austin,
the state capital. He visited
San Antonio and Houston Thurs
day on his whirlwind two-day
tour of the Lone Star state.
Promises Concerted Effort
The integrated audience in a
parking lot outside the Hotel
Texas where Kennedy and his
wife spent the night, cheered
his call for “concerted effort’*
to win success in space.
He told the crowd the Saturn
rocket booster will put t h e
United States far ahead of the
Soviets in thrust and in the
payload it can carry.
Kennedy also defended the
controversial TFX fighter plane
as a powerful force of freedom.
He said its true worth had
been relatively overlooked in
discussions of how the contract
was awarded.
The President opened the sec
ond day of his whirlwind Texas
tour with a breakfast speech
to the Fort Worth Chamber of
Commerce. He also was to ad
dress a public rally in a park
ing lot then fly to Dallas and
Austin for other speaking dates
later in the day.
The TFX was a prime topic
of conversation here where the
TFX (Tactical Fighter Experi
mental) will be produced by
General Dynamics, the com
pany that won the $6 billion con
tract over Boeing Aircraft.
After saying the TFX would
“serve the forces of freedom
in a manner no airplane on
earth can match,” the President
in his prepared speech said,
“there has been a good deal of
discussion of the long and hard
fought competition to win the
TFX contract but relatively lit
tle discussion of what this revo
lutionary plane will be able to
do.”
The Chief Executive, on a
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Weather
CLOUDY, MILD
Middle Gulf: East and south
east winds 15 to 27 m.p.h. and
partly cloudy weather today, to
night and Saturday. A few
showers in the north portion
Saturday.
Coastal: Southeasterly winds
15 to 27 m.p.h. today and to
night, shifting to northlery Sat
urday. Considerable cloudiness
with scattered showers.
Mobile Vicinity: Considerable
cloudiness and mild through
Saturday with scattered show
ers tonight and Saturday. South
easterly winds 10 to 20 miles
per hour. High today 78, low
Saturday 63.
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Will Appear In
The Chronicle
New Columnists
A new column, the Allen
Scott Report, begins on The
Chronicle editorial page Mon
day. Written by Washington
newsmen Paul J. Scott, form
er war correspondent, and
Robert S. Allen, formerly co
writer with Drew Pearson of
the Washington Merry-Go
Round, the feature will cover
the political scene in Wash
ington and elsewhere.
Allen, author of several
books, parted with Pearson
during World War II to serve
as Gen. George Patton’s
chief of intelligence, lost a
right arm in conflict and re
turned to begin his own
column. He was joiaed by
former Navy man Scott in
1959.
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